On this day a year ago
All that and Paki-stani/Punjabi as well. I suspect that the Humza Yousaf election will wake up quite a few Scottish voters to the pointlessness of faux-“Independence” and fake “Scottish nationalism”.
After all, what does “Independence” mean when Scotland would effectively still belong to NATO (and still have submarine and air bases likely to be targeted in any war), when it would apply to rejoin the EU, when it would be still tied-in to the international banking system, and to the UN matrix (eg WHO)? Also, when Scotland would not only continue to be invaded (by migrant-invaders) but also when that would probably only be intensified under an avowedly anti-white, and non-Scot, First Minister (or, by then, “Prime Minister”?) of Scotland?
I see that the latest opinion polls, from a week or so ago, show that support for “Independence”, once not far short of 50%, dropped to 38% after Sturgeon’s resignation. I wonder what the figure will be soon, now that the SNP has a non-white leader, and one who is basically anti-white, and so anti-Scottish (in any real sense)?
As blogged in the past, the SNP, founded in 1934, only had its first MP elected to Westminster in 1967. The SNP contingent in the Commons then varied between 2 and 11 until 2015 (out of Scottish seats numbering between 59 and 72).
Only in 2015 did the First Past The Post tipping-point result in the SNP getting 56 (out of 59) seats, a figure that fell to 35 in 2017 but recovered to 48 in 2019. Next time (2023/2024)?
In the Scottish Parliament, the SNP cadre consists of 64 out of 129 seats, but in local councils in Scotland only 453 out of 1,226 seats.
I think that the SNP is going to take a pretty big hit from the Humza Yousaf election, though how much is hard to say.
The SNP has certainly had problems with its leaders: Alex Salmond, who was very “lucky in his jury” when acquitted of sexual assault and attempted rape; then Sturgeon and all the fraud and cronyism allegations; now this…
What may save the SNP from an even bigger hit than would otherwise be the case is the sheer uselessness of both the Conservative Party government and the Labour Party official opposition at Westminster.
Note also, in those tweets above, that neither of the two “controlled opposition” talking heads dared to mention that Humza Yousaf is not, in any real sense, “Scottish” to start with…
Seems that even the Guardian agrees with me, in essence, about the likely slow decline of the SNP. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2023/mar/27/snp-humza-yousaf-leader-scotland-politics.
One other interesting point to note is that SNP membership is only 72,000, and fewer than 50,000 bothered to vote for a new leader.
As to the new leader, I see that Humza Yousaf has only had one non-political job, a brief stint in a call centre: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humza_Yousaf.
I do not have enough information to assess whether this is the beginning of the end for the Israeli state, but it may be. States usually end as a result of internal dissent and/or decadence. One of the “lessons of history”.
I am not so much interested in Israel as a state, more in its role as a hub for worldwide Jewish power-grabs, propaganda, fraud, and general leeching. As a state, Israel is no worse than any of the Arab or other Muslim states in the Middle East.
A porcine freeloader, who knows nothing about anything. The whole UK political system is broken.
See also: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/09/16/deadhead-mps-an-occasional-series-the-therese-coffey-story/.
“Jack Monroe”, aka “Bootstrap Cook”, is not so much a “liar” as someone to whom truth and falsehood do not really exist, i.e. someone to whom both lies and statements of truth are interchangeable, and their use dictated solely by their immediate utility to her and various aspects of her fake “poverty” narrative.
As blogged before, “Jack Monroe”, whose sole experience of fires (apart from starting them in her own kitchen while drunk or drugged) was as someone who, for a short while, answered the telephone at the fire brigade in Essex. “Grenfell Tower” was, for her, just another attempt to ride on whatever was currently in the news, for her own financial benefit.
“Jack Monroe” does that, or has done that, in various ways: “LGBTQXYZ”, “single mother”, “struggling mother”, “poor person made good”, “cancer patient”, “ME patient”, “fibromyalgia patient” (etc), “recovering but sober alcoholic”, “victim” generally (especially of “trolls”, meaning those who put forward evidence of her fraudulent claims and behaviours).
I wonder how many “mugs” actually believed the “Jack Monroe” Grenfell Tower fantasy? The real fire happened in West London, 60+ miles from where (non-driver) “Jack Monroe” lives (in the Southend, Essex area). How would a policeman guarding the fire scene even know (or care) who “Jack Monroe” is (I suppose that she thinks, or seems to want to believe, that she is a “celebrity” known to the nation)? Why would a policeman “wave her through” the security cordon? It’s ludicrous, as was or is her claim to have had the plans of the building (how? why?).
What, in any case, could a drunken or drugged young woman without real experience, and who had no reason or locus standi to even be there, be able to contribute? Nothing.
Not only lies, but very obvious lies.
That being so, why did actual “celebrities” of sorts, such as the Jewish TV cook, Nigella Lawson, and the Jewish restaurant critic, Jay Rayner, promote “Jack Monroe” for years after that? In fact until early this year. Also, why did various charities and msm outlets keep promoting “Jack Monroe” until very recently? There’s a kind of semi-conspiratorial “Jimmy Savile” feel about it all.
7 thoughts on “Diary Blog, 28 March 2023, including a few thoughts about the SNP and Scotland”
Amazing to me how many people here in Scotland have never seen or heard of that Yousaf speech!
Most people are at least half-asleep, politically.
Incidentally, and despite your name, I was unaware that you are in Scotland; I had thought North America.
“Jack Monroe” is truly mentally ill. It is not normal to tell so many lies, in fact, her life is one big lie. The story of the Grenfell Tower is so ridiculous that made me laugh. Even if it was true; what the hell did she do there? Did she give first aid to people, did she help the fire-fighters? The whole story is meaningless.
As you say.
“Jack Monroe” pretended to have (sort-of) been in charge of either fighting the Grenfell Tower fire or dealing with the immediate aftermath. Lies, but more than lies, really. Absolutely ridiculous lies, too. Her only experience in the fire brigade was answering the telephone for a short while, at a call centre.
I know you will be surprised/shocked by this but I almost feel sorry for “Jack Monroe”. She is really mentally ill, although that do not excuse her actions and behaviour, and she will destroy herself.
Let’s look at that incredible and stupid, but very revealing, reply she gave to the woman of the BBC who interviewed her. When she asked her what he would have done with £1.000.000 she said “I would have spent it”. That is really sad because she cannot control her own self-destructing personality/nature.
As I said, what she did (taking money under false pretences and refusing to return it) is unforgivable. Having said that, sooner or later people will realise what a pathological liar she is and she will end up broke and lonely.
“Mad” as well as “bad”; as to whether she is also, or will become, “sad” as well, only time will tell.
Another point is that the UK msm swallowed whole the ridiculous “Jack Monroe” Grenfell Tower fantasy. For example, if you google “Jack Monroe Grenfell Tower”, you still find (e.g. from the Metro, the free-giveaway London newspaper), 2017 reports describing lying online “grifter” and fraud “Jack Monroe” as “a former professional firefighter”…