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Diary Blog, 4 November 2022

Morning music

Probably my favourite Johnny Cash song.

If Johnny Cash were a town, his road sign would very likely say “Cash— twinned with Vysotsky” [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vladimir_Vysotsky; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Cash].

Incidentally, while writing this, I found out that, contrary to what I had read and heard previously, Johnny Cash had no American Indian/Native American ancestry at all but was mainly of Scottish and English ancestry (see that Wikipedia article). Another surprise is that he was apparently a distant cousin of the (UK) Conservative Party MP, Bill Cash [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Cash].

On this day a year ago

See also: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11387999/Merseyside-Pensioner-not-survive-winter-living-squalor-cost-living-crisis-hits-hard.html

Britain 2022— migration-invasion

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11388857/Boy-13-allegedly-raped-hotel-refugees-Waltham-Forest-man-30s-arrested.html

Britain 2022— worthless “university” degrees

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11388619/Fifth-bar-staff-went-university-fuelling-fears-modern-style-degrees-worthless-study-shows.html

One in five bar staff are now graduates and experts say it is because university leavers find it increasingly hard to find professional work.

Nineteen per cent of bar workers went to university, compared with 3 per cent 30 years ago, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) found.

The research, based on data from 6,000 workers, also found that 17 per cent of waiters are graduates, compared with 2 per cent three decades ago.

The same is true of 14 per cent of retail staff, 15 per cent of care workers and 24 per cent of security guards.

It comes amid growing fears that many youngsters are taking ‘Mickey Mouse’ degrees, which do not properly prepare them for professional work. Around half of young people now study for a degree.

[Daily Mail]

Not a new problem but one which has undoubtedly become worse over the years. I had a friend in the mid-1980s who told me that all of his colleagues in the Covent Garden branch of Oddbins (a wine —and other booze— chain, now pretty much washed-up) were graduates, as was he himself (in his case, from a leading dance institute).

My solution to both the general dumbing-down (which I noticed when in practice at the Bar, talking to or listening to younger barristers), and to the “Mickey Mouse degree” problem, would be as follows:

Firstly, the State must assess students based on a number of criteria. Those assessed as being in the top 10% to get full grants, both tuition and living; the next 20% to get grants, but at a lower level; the rest to get free tuition but no other help.

Secondly, more (free and/or indeed paid) vocational training for a number of jobs; successful completion to be regarded as degree-equivalent. Examples: medical careers, police, Army, many business-related fields. This was the case until quite recently even in what are now regarded as “degree-only” professions. For example, up to the late 1970s, it was possible to be Called to the Bar without a degree (by doing a 2-year, rather than 1-year, Bar Finals course). The same was true of the solicitors’ profession.

It would be short-sighted for the State only to fund the hard sciences, or quite strictly vocational degrees such as law or medicine, but there have to be priorities set, and if (as now) there is a near-emergency in relation to shortages of nurses and doctors, then that is one area that must surely be prioritized.

The whole educational field needs a reboot. Some parts of it, indeed, just need “the boot”.

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I have mentioned hypocrite Bryant several times over the years on this blog. No point in exposing his deceit again…

As blogged previously, the NHS is a fine idea, is still often good, but is now a shoestring service, the main selling point of which is that it is free at point of use. It needs root and branch reform.

Britain 2022— the decline of philosophy

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-11389953/Should-save-dying-stranger-know-eat-MEAT.html

Worth reading that report, because it shows how simplistic ideas can make monkeys out of what Hitler called “erudite apes“.

Trans nonsense— more pushback

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-11389979/Should-let-people-identify-dragons-plants-DISASBLED.html

I was onto this issue years ago on the blog: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2018/11/15/when-reality-becomes-subjective/.

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Liam Fox: corrupt, a Conservative Friends of Israel member, not a nice person in several ways. Blots like this purport to rule over better people.

Never trust a doctor who becomes a politician: Liam Fox, Sarah Wollaston, Hastings Banda (fed opponents to the crocodiles), Papa Doc Duvalier (murderous dictator of Haiti), David Owen (CIA/NWO), Che Guevara (murderous Communist revolutionary) etc.

The more I read or hear about “Jack Monroe”, the “Bootstrap Cook”, the less (it seems to me) her whole story and set-up stacks up. I recently blogged about her (I do not accept the stupid “they” pronoun nonsense), and so have little to add today.

“Ukraine” is merely the convenient field of action for the latest NWO/ZOG attempt to control Russia. The struggle has been going on since at least 1989, and arguably far longer.

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…”the lunacy of their solution“…which, in relation to the “panicdemic” meant shutting down the economy of the UK —and much of the Western world— for 1-2 years (now, a year or three on, about to cause a massive recession and maybe slump), making everyone wear completely useless facemasks, making people line up outside supermarkets 6 feet apart (until the were inside…and while going to the pub opposite was fine…); not to mention the ludicrous “Rule of Six” made up by “Boris”-idiot, and then of course, finally, the “vaccinations” and “boosters”, which scarcely impact “Covid” but which have caused an epidemic of heart attacks and other “excess deaths” across the world.

..as are the “Conservatives”. Two faces of the System.

Pathetic, nicht wahr? Here we have the very richest man in the world, valued at USD 195 BILLION (£171 Billion) i.e. $195 thousand million (!), an intelligent man, and not a conformist, yet he is allowing a pack of Jews to dictate to him, and/or (via large companies and advertisers) to blackmail him.

Note the (((typical))) desire to censor, to punish, and to recruit sneaks and informers.

I used to know parts of the Netherlands fairly well, about 40 or so years ago. My Dutch friends have, over the years, seen their city (Amsterdam) and country trashed, and their way of life ruined both culturally and economically: migration invasion, toleration of marijuana (etc), and a pseudo-liberal multikulti State and society which pretends to be terribly compassionate etc, but has evil at its heart. The medical and health system is but one example.

Yes, there are still foreigners who move to Amsterdam, think it wonderful etc, just as there is always a new generation of naive provincials who come to London, and think it great (for a while).

By the way, some readers will recall that the Jewish lobby got Alison Chabloz banned from entering France for 40 years, if I recall aright.

Late music

[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_John_Moeran]

Diary Blog, 18 October 2022

Morning music

[Napoleon abandoning burning Moscow]

On this day a year ago

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Liz Truss made herself look like a complete fool when she met the Russian Foreign Minister, Lavrov. He totally outclassed her. In fact, she looked more like a stray visitor or uninformed heckler than a supposed equal to Lavrov. As people now say, “cringe-worthy”.

It’s not just about Liz Truss, though. The whole system and way of life in the UK is running out of road.

Liz Truss might have done better not to have shown her face in the Commons yesterday. She looked (literally) drugged; quiescent. Very strange.

She might be OK at a parish or small local council level, or maybe even at county council level, but she just cannot hack being a minister, or being a Cabinet minister, let alone a prime minister. It’s ludicrous.

Liz Truss became Prime Minister on 6 September 2022. If she can last until 6 November 2022, she gets the cash. 19 days from today.

Not a bad little earner“… especially when combined with her £84,000 MP salary, and continuing MP expenses payments, and whatever else the bitch has going on.

There are conditions, admittedly.

Ironically, South West Norfolk, her seat, is one of the safest the Conservative Party holds [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_West_Norfolk_(UK_Parliament_constituency)], so she herself may well, if not deselected, continue to be an MP even as literally hundreds of her MP colleagues go to the wall.

Once again, there are elements of Greek tragedy (and comedy) in all this.

I feel not a trace of sympathy for this stupid, over-promoted, self-publicizing bitch so typical of Parliament today. She has plunged this country into despair, and is now about to plunge many millions of British people into poverty and, in some cases, destitution.

She should be stamped upon. The same goes for woolly-head Kwarteng, “Boris”-idiot and many others. All the crazy so-called “free market” finance-capitalist pseudo-libertarians.

That piece by Peter Oborne is seriously worth watching. In fact, every single Conservative Party MP, ordinary member, and indeed ordinary voter, should watch it. Nine minutes of solid commonsense.

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Ha ha. Made me laugh, and it somehow encapsulates the present situation. Does anyone in the UK retain any confidence in Liz Truss (if they ever did have any— I myself of course never had any).

Over the past 12 years, the various “Conservative” governments have been called “a shitshow” several times, but this shambolic farrago must be “the shitshow to end all shitshows”.

Not that “Labour” is much better really, just less obviously rubbish (arguably)…

I am voting for the Guy Fawkes Party (a joke yet not a joke).

Our political system is broken beyond repair.

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Retired senior officer” finds it perplexing that ex-RAF pilots might work in China for a quarter of a million pounds a year. Is that the kind of woodentop we have at the top of the air force?

Appealing to…honour and patriotism“? Pretty hard to make such an appeal successfully, in view of the fact that real Britain is rapidly ceasing to exist. A population now consisting of demoralized, uncultured (and de-cultured) whites and huge numbers of blacks, browns, Chinese indeed, and others, ruled over by a political class which is just rubbish and, like the msm and much of the country, under the thumb of the Jew-Zionists.

I like it. I usually like it when people speak the truth.

I have, admittedly, seen little of Corden (and had never heard of him until a few years ago), but what I have seen I have not liked.

Russia needs a new start. It needs to free itself once and for all from Jew-Zionism, build a new society on a structural basis similar to the Rudolf Steiner concept, the Threefold Social Order, and bring far more equity and social justice into Russian society.

First, though, it has to beat the regime of the Jew Zelensky.

So good, I posted it twice.

Since 10 October, i.e. in the past week, 30% of the electrical power generating stations in territory held by the Kiev regime have been destroyed. This is the modern equivalent of a mediaeval siege, but on a wide geographical scale.

I cannot see “Western” (NWO) support for Zelensky’s regime continuing indefinitely.

Russia has to win this, or die, and it is clear that the gloves are coming off.

Railways are a strategic national asset, not to be sold off to foreign entities.

The better side of British farming

https://www.theguardian.com/food/video/2022/oct/17/the-high-welfare-farm-using-social-media-as-a-window-on-their-world-video

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The first reference is to the rather unpleasant lawyer, Jolyon Maugham: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jolyon_Maugham; the second to the supposed “poverty expert”, or “food poverty expert”, and recipe tweeter, “Jack Monroe”: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Monroe.

I recently assessed the Monroe person for the blog: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2022/09/30/diary-blog-30-september-2022-including-an-assessment-of-jack-monroe-aka-the-bootstrap-cook/, my assessment following on from months of Twitter outrage seen about her and about how her life story and lifestyle somehow fail to add up. I suppose that the right word (and appropriately “Essex”) would be “dodgy”.

I should say that she has her defenders, people who seem to have elected her a kind of “Queen of Poverty Britain”. They themselves are very rarely poor, and many in fact seem rather comfortably-off. I question how many actually use her often very peculiar recipes. They seem to support her in a kind of unthinking way because she is perceived to be “anti-austerity” etc, though one could argue that saying (as she does, however absurdly) that someone can live on £5 a week, actually plays into the hands of such as Iain Dunce Duncan Smith and Therese Coffey.

All the same, Ms. Monroe has had published over half a dozen books and, apparently, has made £90,000 (and counting, continuing royalties taken into account) out of them. She also appears on TV shows, gives interviews etc

It seems to me that some people need a “hero” or “heroine”, even a fake one, and those people will shut their eyes to the seeming fact that they are perhaps being taken for a ride.

Many of her supporters also seem to like her “LGBTQXYZ” persona.

800+ people were apparently sending “Jack Monroe” between £3.50 and £44 a month via the Patreon donation website; about 700 still are, it seems (and the maximum suggested amount is now reduced to £10). Still, keeping with the Essex argot, “a nice little earner“, on the face of it.

The problem is or was that it seems that many of those donating received few if any of the items promised in return.

Search for “Jack Monroe” or “Bootstrap Cook” on Twitter, and you will see many of the arguments around her.

For myself, and as I wrote in that assessment, I do not think that she actually set out to defraud anyone, but she has obviously not delivered on her promises, as least to quite a few people.

As for the whole “eat well on 70p a day” idea, it just does not stack up. I am sure (well, it sounds plausible, anyway) that some of her recipes and ideas help some people. Far too many people in the UK live off takeaways and/or unnecessarily expensive packaged foods. However, no-one in the UK can live —even frugally— on less than about £3 a day for food (at minimum), and it is dishonest of someone with a public platform to suggest otherwise. £5 a week for food is certainly “for the birds”.

Some of her recipes are on such a level as “boil an egg, mash it up with mayonnaise, spread it on bread“. Similar to that, anyway. Well, thank you, Escoffier!

There again, the whole “Bootstrap Cook” thing was originally about how someone living off Britain’s pitifully-small basic State benefits could survive, and it is hard to maintain that ethos once you have thousands of pounds a month coming in on a regular basis, and tens of thousands in the bank.

Now, the Observer has actually given Ms. Monroe an award: see https://www.theguardian.com/food/2022/oct/16/i-tweeted-and-life-went-nuts-ofm-awards-2022-food-hero-jack-monroe. As the Guardian said, “voted for by Observer Food Monthly readers“.

I have never met anyone who reads the Observer who has not been affluent. (actually, one scarcely ever meets an Observer reader anyway, the newspaper has such a low circulation).

Anyway, you see my point— virtue-signallers. The sort of people who live in Blackheath, or Hampstead, or near Stroud, drive an SUV when not showing off on a bicycle, and read the Guardian and the Observer.

As said in the assessment, I have no particular animus against Ms. Monroe, and I do not regard her as a fraudster, more just as someone not entirely to be trusted, but I do not think that her contribution, such as it is, to the social or poverty debate in the UK, is at all useful in terms of policy.

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I was blogging about that just a few days ago. I should put in for the job of Political Forecaster Laureate. A couple of hundred grand a year and the now-redundant lodge of Harry (Formerly Known As Prince) and the formerly “royal” Mulatta should suit, if Windsor Castle itself is not yet available.

Liz Truss is no longer publicly committed to defending the triple lock – the guarantee that the state pension will rise every year in line with inflation, earnings, or 2.5%, whichever is highest. In their 2019 manifesto the Conservatives said they would “keep the triple lock” and in interviews only two weeks ago, during the party conference, Truss confirmed that she was still “committed” to it.

Not any more. At the Downing Street lobby briefing after cabinet, the PM’s spokesperson refused to say that Truss still feels bound by this. He did not say it would definitely go, but he clearly signalled that it is up for negotiation.

[The Guardian]

As previously blogged, if the Triple Lock goes, the Conservative Party goes, probably forever. Sunak reneged, in 2021-2022, on the manifesto commitment to keep the Triple Lock. Result? Most (mostly 60+-y-o) Conservative Party members voted against him as Con leader. Sunak’s refusal to keep to the pledge cost him the Prime Ministership.

Only about 20%-25% of UK voters are now intending to vote Conservative next time, so say the opinion polls. That 20%-25% bloc is composed almost entirely of pensioners, and is the real hard core of the Conservative general election vote. Alienate that bloc, make them abstain or vote elsewhere, and the Conservative Party vote will collapse to 10% at top. Only a handful, or a few dozen, Con Party seats would remain. Ironically, as said earlier, one of the few left standing, like a pillar of salt, would be that of Liz Truss herself.

We therefore now know, for certain, that at least 40,000 members of the Conservative Party are so brainless that they should not be allowed out on the street alone (if they indeed are now).

A party in the UK stands or falls, more or less, as a party.

Look at this “shitshow“, to quote the open-mouthed Johnny Mercer. The Conservative Party was always admired for its ruthlessness in getting rid of unwanted leaders. Is it now falling short even in that?

Interesting Constitutional point too, that occurs to me: in principle, a general election need only be held within 5 years of the last one, so long as a prime minister can command the confidence of the House (Bagehot), so in principle Truss can be replaced by another Con MP who can rely on that large Con majority in the Commons. However, these circumstances of October 2022 are unusual.

Only the King can prorogue Parliament, and does so on the advice of the Prime Minister. What if Liz Truss refuses to vacate her office, and advises the King that she should remain, in circumstances where it is doubtful that she holds the confidence of even her own side? That might place the King in a very difficult Constitutional position: a choice between proroguing Parliament in effect on his own judgment and against PM’s advice, or not proroguing and then forcing the Commons to vote on confidence.

In such a circumstance, would the Conservative MPs vote “no confidence” in Liz Truss? That would mean a general election in which, on present polling, all but 50-150 out of 357 would lose their seats. Are they that altruistic? Most not, I think.

On the other hand, were those Con MPs to vote that they have confidence in Liz Truss, then no general election, but they would be stuck with her for at least a year, and possibly until the next general election, at least in my view. Awkward.

The new and as yet uncrowned King may find himself taking, or having to take, a far more active role in a party-political matter than he might prefer.

See also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_British_prorogation_controversy

I did of course read Constitutional Law, at degree level, but would, naturally, not hold out myself as being in any way expert. Perhaps there are others, more erudite, who can solve the conundrum. If so, the comments section is open to the ocean.

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Liz Truss is “charmless, graceless, brainless, and useless”, a former Conservative minister has said.”

Irony is dead…

Thought for the day?

A stupid “ho”, who only became an MP on her back, posing implausibly as “Prime Minister”, a woolly-headed n***** as Chancellor of the Exchequer, and moreover the latter —some say— banging the former…What could possibly go wrong?!

Now add to that a crazed and mediocre Indian barrister woman as Home Secretary, a useless half-caste as Foreign Secretary, and a drunken ex-Scots Guards junior officer as Defence Secretary.

Britain really is ready now for the Nuclear Age… as a target.

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[St. Petersburg in winter]

Diary Blog, 14 October 2022

Morning music

On this day a year ago

I was just looking at that blog post from a year ago. As usual, quite a few tweeters quoted have had their Twitter accounts removed in the intervening year, the result of the burgeoning censorship on Twitter and particularly in the UK.

Apart from that, a few comments of mine have aged well, if I myself say so:

The endless “lockdowns” are a way of disguising what is really happening, i.e. the shutdown of large parts of the Western world for other reasons. It has to do with the promotion of the Pacific Rim (especially China) and North America (regardless of surface hostility). It is also connected with the next 33-year cycle starting in 2022. NWO/ZOG.

[this blog, 14 October 2021]

and

In the same way, if the NHS and care system for the elderly is wound down and underfunded, the excuse is now “it’s because of Covid”. Of course it is…

[this blog, 14 October 2021]

…and now we see, also, “Ukraine” and/or “Putin” being cited as the reason(s) why, increasingly, both goods and services are not available, or becoming less available, in the UK.

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I have always said that, however inadequate, unpleasant or incompetent the person who holds the office of Prime Minister, there remains the concept of respect for that office as occupied by that person.

Unfortunately, the above idealistic idea has been pretty well tested to destruction over the past decade. David Cameron-Levita and Theresa May damaged the concept by their incompetence, but worse damage has been done since, under “Boris” Johnson and now Liz Truss.

Hard to believe that the office of Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, once occupied by, inter alia, Pitt, Peel, Gladstone, Lloyd George, Churchill, Attlee, Macmillan, Harold Wilson, Heath, Thatcher etc could in recent years be occupied by a part-Jew Levantine chancer such as “Boris” Johnson or, now, a woman who became an MP mainly on her back, and who has become Prime Minister via “a series of unfortunate events”.

Not that the prime ministers of history were unalloyed good news. Even the grandest or most solid of them were often, arguably, flawed or plain wrong ideologically or in terms of decisions made. None of those I have cited, though, looked completely out of place, or ludicrously over-promoted to their office. That is where we now are.

I see that my prediction, on her first day or so in office, that Liz Truss would probably not last beyond Easter 2023 or even, perhaps, Christmas 2022, is now echoed by msm commentators, Conservative Party MPs etc. Always the Cassandra…[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassandra].

A thought out of season

As we know, the Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan [https://vk.com/@judi1964-coudenhove-kalergi-plan-stealth-genocide-against-the-peoples; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalergi_Plan] provides for importation of vast numbers of “blacks and browns” into Europe, including the UK, with the aim that those immigrants and/or their offspring will mate with whites (especially black men with white women, as seen in the propaganda presented as TV drama, “soaps”, TV ads etc) and resulting, ultimately, in a so-called “coffee-coloured” population easily ruled and manipulated by a Jewish or mixed Jew/White European element. As with —among many many others— “Boris” Johnson, Theresa May, David Cameron-Levita, George Osborne, Zac Goldsmith, the Rothschilds etc.

We have seen recently the attempt to make the entire highest level of government, the Cabinet, non-white. The apex of that would to instal a non-white as Prime Minister. That, of course, would rub the nose of the British people in the dust of their subjugation by Jews and (other) non-whites.

I believe that the System tried to install ex-Goldman Sachs employee and ultra-wealthy Indian, Rishi Sunak, as Prime Minister. The power elite probably believed that, given a choice between Sunak, with his seeming intelligence and Winchester College education on the one side, and obviously ignorant and silly Liz Truss on the other, the rank-and-file members of the Conservative Party would inevitably choose Sunak.

It must have been a shock to the conspirators when it turned out that 57.4% of those mostly elderly members of the Conservative Party had actually voted for Liz Truss.

What sank Sunak was not one factor but several, among which the most important were probably his vast wealth (married to the daughter of the richest Indian in India) and therefore perceived inability to understand “the people”, his dark skin and ethnic origin and, last but not least, the fact that Sunak had reneged on the Con Party pledge to retain the State Pension “triple lock”, most of the members of the Conservative Party being pensioners.

For the conspiracy, the election of Liz Truss presented a problem.

Problem: how to install Sunak despite his having lost the party election.

Solution: depose Liz Truss, who in any case obviously has no ability or proper competence.

Method: immediately seize any chances given to make her evident incompetence seem even worse by creating a storm around her both economically and politically.

Not that I favour Liz Truss. She should never have become more than a backbench MP, if that. The same goes for her Cabinet members.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11313477/Liz-Truss-denial-dire-situation-Rishi-Sunak-Boris-come-back.html

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Once a society starts with that kind of nonsense, there is no end to it until a supervening power steps in. However, one amusing aspect is that “the revolution devours its own children” quite often.

That whole “no platform” stuff was invented by the precursors of the “antifa” element, and behind that is the Jewish element, as one sees with the Jewish organizations “Hope not Hate”, “Campaign Against Antisemitism” etc. If someone they, er, hate is going to speak somewhere, they organize a campaign by Jews and/or “useful idiots” (“antifascists”, stupid and manipulated students, black activists etc), and venue managements get letters, emails, telephone calls etc demanding that the event be cancelled, and so on. David Icke is but one example.

My own longest train journey cannot compete— a not entirely voluntary trip Vienna-Ostend, less than 24 hours; in the mid-1980s. I once, in the early 1980s, nearly made a much longer journey— Tabriz (Iran) to Leningrad (Soviet Union) but in the end it never happened.

An evil woman: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_McElvoy. One personification of the German proverb “put a beggar on a horse and he rides it to death“.

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Ha ha! If woolly-head is sacked, will that be a record for shortest time as Chancellor? Must be.

Soft you; a word or two before you go. I have done the state some service, and they know’t.

No more of that. I pray you, in your letters, When you shall these unlucky deeds relate, Speak of me as I am; nothing extenuate, Nor set down aught in malice: then must you speak Of one that loved not wisely but too well; Of one not easily jealous, but being wrought Perplex’d in the extreme; of one whose hand, Like the base Indian, threw a pearl away Richer than all his tribe; of one whose subdued eyes, Albeit unused to the melting mood, Drop tears as fast as the Arabian trees Their medicinal gum.

Set you down this; And say besides, that in Aleppo once, Where a malignant and a turban’d Turk Beat a Venetian and traduced the state, I took by the throat the circumcised dog, And smote him, thus.”

[Shakespeare, Othello]

[Update, same day: seems that Kwarteng’s brief tenure, 38 days, is in fact not a record, and that three Chancellors of the Exchequer have served for even briefer times, the briefest being one Abbott, in 1827, he serving for only 28 days: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Abbott,_1st_Baron_Tenterden].

Ha. See blog, above.

What protected Liz Truss up to now (or very recently, anyway) from being exposed as a horrible person who is also completely incompetent? Her very obscurity, I suppose.

Part of the problem with Liz Truss is that she has been trying to copy the “Margaret Thatcher”, ideologically-driven, “conviction politician”, but without actually being one.

She has no real ideology, no real convictions, just empty ambition. She has plotted and planned and strived, and finally reached the prize of her political career, only to see it turn to ashes in her hands. Greek tragedy territory.

Well, that was quick. Only hours ago, woolly-head was saying “I’m going nowhere“, and now he has been dismissed with a kick to the ****.

So now the question is, will Liz Truss follow woolly-head into the wilderness, or will she try to cling on? Her character (careerist, chancer, unprincipled) would seem to suggest the latter, but it may be that she will be induced to stand down “for the good of Country and Party” or some such formula.

That, of course, would imply a general election, but Conservative MPs might try, one more time, to pick a winner in the 2 years left of the Parliament. If a general election were to be held now or soon, it might just be the end of the Conservative Party as it has been for the past century or more; the party reduced to a few dozen MPs.

Liz Truss has scarcely had time to enjoy the more private fruits of being PM, such as weekends at Chequers.

One might characterize the situation as Liz Truss “resigning with honour”, though that scarcely hits the spot, as against being forced out. She might well decide to fight to stay on, thinking that she has nothing to lose (and don’t think that, for her, this is about anything other than her own personal interests— a characteristic she shares with “Boris”-idiot.

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For once, I actually agree with Tom Harwood.

That bastard stuck himself to the road. He wanted to inconvenience everyone. He knew what he was doing. Let him suffer.

As for those smug, often smirking 60+ years old eco-nut men and women often photographed doing the same or similar, they have been very lucky that (so far) no member of the public has kicked them in the head.

As said before, though, I favour genuine environmentalism: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2016/11/17/social-nationalism-and-green-politics/.

Life should be straightforward. Landlines. Traditional banks (and bank accounts). TVs that do not require a NASA qualification to operate. Two sexes. Straightforward salaries for the employed. Straightforward dole or Basic Income for those not employed. Accepted social rules. A Society of Measure (not one of only Leisure, or only Work).

[https://mattgoodwin.substack.com/p/the-conservatives-are-imploding]

Again, the Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan in action. Two non-whites, two members of Conservative Friends of Israel…

https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/putin-should-fear-those-closest-to-him

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Is NATO seriously intending to send armies into Ukraine? Even if under “EU” flag, that will be seen as an act of war by the Russian side.

I was interested to read that Macron has made it clear that France will never use nuclear weapons except at retaliation for a direct attack on France.

Macron may just have saved la belle France from nuclear annihilation.

The role of France in European culture is to preserve it. I therefore applaud the attitude displayed, i.e. not to get dragged into the Russia-Ukraine war.

Naturally the French police and DST (or whatever it is now called) will be aware. The French want migrant-invaders out of France, so if that means aiding them to invade the UK…

Long before the present migration-invasion crisis, when I was in Calais waiting for a ferry, in 2000, I had a drink near the hotel de ville, and asked the bar owner about the migrants (few in number, and just being reported on at that time). He said “we do not mind. They do not stay long. They all want to go to England“. There it is…

Well, he has a point…

Scheisse. I had not considered that… https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/09/16/deadhead-mps-an-occasional-series-the-therese-coffey-story/.

Looks like my prediction from a month or so ago will be fulfilled.

Diary Blog, 1 October 2022

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On this day a year ago

Saturday quiz

Well, 8 out of 10 this week, easily beating the 3/10 scored by political journalist John Rentoul. I did not know the answers to questions 2 and 8.

Zoo news

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11268129/Girl-14-pariah-asking-people-werent-black-victims-racism.html

It is either white rule or brutal chaos. Note that even the supposedly pro-Brit Daily Mail will not print the likely truth, that the victim was white (ie English) and the bullying thugs black and/or half-caste.

More zoo news

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-11267391/JLS-star-Orits-Williams-makes-2-5-million-LOSS-sells-Croydon-mansion-just-500k.html

Like a metaphor for anything created by white Europeans that falls into the hands of non-Europeans, whether it be a large house or an entire country.

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A decent society should not need foodbanks. In the UK, they scarcely existed before 2010 when the part-Jews, David Cameron-Levita and George Osborne, managed to trick their way into government.

However, they are now —as things are— an essential component of society for many.

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I predicted as much when Liz Truss was “elected” (selected).

Liz Truss wanted to scrap State Pension and Child Benefit

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/sep/30/early-liz-truss-comments-on-scrapping-benefits-stoke-fears-of-further-cuts

It has emerged that the young Liz Truss, aged 20 in 1995, wanted to actually get rid of, inter alia, the State Pension.

All very well for her gophers to say that her views have matured since then, but who would trust this bitch, really?

It is only the pensioner or “grey” vote that has kept the so-called “Conservative” Party in power for the past 12 years. Now, it seems that Liz Truss, woolly-head Kwarteng and the rest of the present simply ridiculous Cabinet are about to throw pensioners under a bus. However, those over-65s have a sting in their tail. Their votes may not go to Labour (or anywhere else) but even mass abstention would finish the Conservative Party.

The latest opinion polls put the Conservatives on about 20%, with Labour well over 50%.

Of course, Labour is a poor choice, but for most voters, an election in the UK is a choice of evils. The Conservatives have just got to the point where not only have they lost all credibility, but where very many people hate them and in fact fear them. Far more than in 2010.

If the “grey vote” abandons the Conservative Party, there is actually no other demographic of any real size that can keep the party in more than dormant existence. It simply does not deserve to exist any more.

If there were a credible social-national party, it could rise up as far and as fast as did the NSDAP in the 1929-1932 period.

If…

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What amazes me about Liz Truss is that she must know that, at best, only a fifth of the people support her, and that about 80% if not 90% of the people are going to start hurting badly pretty soon, yet she seems to believe that she has some kind of entitlement to carry on with her package of wrecking policies, come what may, and without even the rough mandate of a general election behind her.

I am old enough to remember the Poll Tax riots of 1990 (though I saw them at a distance, on TV news in the United States). The population is now generally more quiescent (as witness the “panicdemic” compliance) but this might just be bigger than the Poll Tax, if people start hurting enough.

Liz Truss might have to “double and triple the guard”, before someone makes a —shall we say?— very personal and very effective “protest”.

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Diary Blog, 30 September 2022, including an assessment of “Jack Monroe”, aka the “Bootstrap Cook”

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[Volegov, Morning at St. Remy de Provence]

On this day a year ago

“Jack Monroe”, the “Bootstrap Cook”: an assessment

I have blogged (briefly) previously a few times about the person known as “Jack Monroe” (originally Melissa Hadjicostas, half-Greek Cypriot), whose rather clever nom de plume is “Bootstrap Cook”.

The name Jack Monroe is now her official name, it having been adopted by deed poll.

In the past, I was content to be at least neutral towards “Bootstrap Cook”, in that I felt that anyone putting almost anything into the public domain that might help the millions of financially-struggling people in the UK deserved at least a chance.

This is what Wikipedia has to say: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Monroe; her own website is here: https://cookingonabootstrap.com/.

Incidentally, this blog is written in the English language, and therefore does not refer to a woman (whatever her views or proclivities) as “they” or “them”.

“Ideological” criticism of “Bootstrap Cook” has come mainly from two directions. The first group would be those connected to or supportive of the “Conservative” regimes of 2010-present. They tend to say that there is no justification for the campaigning of “Bootstrap Cook” to raise State benefits etc, and that any food poverty that exists exists because the individuals subject to it cannot “budget” properly, or do not know how to cook cheap wholesome food.

An ignorant point of view (though not without a small kernel of truth, as with many basically lying narratives), which infuriates many, especially when expressed by the likes of Iain Dunce Duncan Smith, the MP who has also been a huge expenses blodger and fraudster, and who claimed vast amounts on his Parliamentary expenses (even a £39 hotel breakfast) while —as Secretary of State for the DWP— taking money away from people living in real poverty.

The second group who tend to criticize “Bootstrap Cook” are those who agree with much of her campaigning on benefits etc, but who say that she actually “enables” attacks on benefit recipients by reason of her claims that a family of 4 can be fed well on £20 a week or less.

Now, however, a third group has joined the fray, being those who claim that they and/or others have been taken for a ride by “Bootstrap Cook”, and that she is a “grifter”, or even an outright fraud, who has sold goods and services which were never delivered. These critics also claim that much of the “Bootstrap Cook” back-story is untrue, or embellished.

For example, it is said that “Bootstrap Cook” was either never in poverty herself, or was so for no more than 18 months. It is said that at least part of her financial difficulties were caused by her own (apparently past) alcohol and/or drug abuse. It is said that she makes up implausible stories about her past financial predicament, such as “having to” sell her little son’s beloved dinosaur toy to raise money (really? How much money would that raise? £1? £2? And how cruel is that, assuming the story to be true?).

It is also said that her parents are not badly-off financially, that they own buy-to-let property, and that her paternal grandfather was a millionaire. In other words, that “Bootstrap Cook” always had a financial lifeline. I have no idea whether, or to what extent, that may be, or may have been, the case.

Recently, following a storm of criticism on Twitter, “Bootstrap Cook” deleted her Twitter account, though others claim that she is merely taking a 40-hour “rest” from Twitter, and will return. Why 40 hours and not (as with Jesus Christ) 40 days, or whatever, I have no idea.

One of my few blog posts which mentioned “Bootstrap Cook”: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2022/08/25/diary-blog-25-august-2022-with-a-few-thoughts-about-poverty-and-living-through-hard-times/.

One aspect that interested me, as a former barrister, was the tendency of “Bootstrap Cook” to threaten some of her critics with legal action. A few years ago, “Bootstrap Cook” sued Katie Hopkins in libel.

Ms. Hopkins had libelled “Bootstrap Cook” entirely mistakenly as to the facts, had no defence whatever, and should have backed down and got out with minimal damage when she could have but, like many maximalisti, found sorry the hardest word, and so was hammered: £24,000 in damages, and very large legal costs. Ms. Hopkins had to sell her house in St. Leonard’s (the best residential district in Exeter) in order to pay those legal costs.

“Bootstrap Cook” retained as her solicitor Mark Lewis, the Zionist Jew who now lives in Israel, though he has also a professional foothold in London. His no-win no-fee cases have often been controversial.

I have blogged about Lewis in previous years, most recently in 2019: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/01/11/update-re-mark-lewis-lawyer-questions-are-raised/.

I have to wonder how nice a person “Bootstrap Cook” is, if she is on friendly terms with someone such as Lewis.

As soon as people started suggesting, a month or two ago, that “Bootstrap Cook” was somewhere between “grifter” and fraudster, out came the Twitter threat that Mark Lewis and libel would be wheeled out (frankly, not so much of a threat— by no means have all of Lewis’s cases been brought to a successful conclusion, and when he was censured and fined by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority about 4 years ago, his Counsel said that his fine should be reduced because his only possessions were his clothes, a mobility scooter. and a private pension worth £70 a week).

In fact, when “Bootstrap Cook” threatened libel action against Conservative Party MP Lee Anderson [Con, Ashfield] (in May of this year), nothing ever came of it, as far as I know:

Food journalist and activist Jack Monroe hinted at legal action against Anderson after he commented in an interview that “She’s taking money off some of the most vulnerable people in society and making an absolute fortune on [sic] the back of people”.[36] [Wikipedia].

It may be that Anderson will face legal action, but I have certainly not seen any news about an action having been launched. See https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/may/15/food-writer-jack-monroe-sues-tory-mp-claims-she-makes-fortune-poor-lee-anderson; and https://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/20141345.southends-jack-monroe-sue-lee-anderson/.

The Guardian says “sues“, but the Independent said “hints at suing“, and I have seen nothing on the Mark Lewis Twitter output to the effect that he ever was “instructed” (the Guardian, again) on the matter. He may have been, he may not have been. I might add that all the news reports are from 15-16 May 2022; nothing since then.

Was Anderson right, though? As I have said, I was willing to cut “Bootstrap Cook” some slack, because in recent years, the past ~15 years, the social security system has become inadequate, pay for work has also become generally inadequate, and millions are struggling both to eat and keep sheltered and warm. My view was that any useable advice was, well, useful.

I still think that (despite the fact that, to me, many of the recipes of “Bootstrap Cook” do look like a dog’s dinner, and despite the fact that many disagree with her costings etc).

More serious criticism is that she has actually been making a pretty good living out of Patreon donations, while never or rarely providing the extras offered in exchange.

When I last looked, “Bootstrap Cook” had at least 800 Patreon donors giving a minimum of £1 a month. £800 a month. In itself not bad. When you consider that the suggested minimum is £3 a head, the total increases to £2,400 a month (perhaps). I have seen a tweet where the tweeter claims, truthfully or otherwise, to have been donating £44 a month. Well, you see the point. “Bootstrap Cook” must have an income from Patreon alone of between £800 and (?) perhaps as much as £8,000 a month. Or more. That’s before one takes into account book sales, other donations, paid (?) TV appearances, other appearances etc. We do not know.

Not that “Bootstrap Cook” claims poverty, these days. No, she claims, as I understand it (and perhaps truthfully) a degree of “precariousness” in her life and finances, and she is certainly not alone in that. It is almost the norm in the Britain of 2022.

“Bootstrap Cook” has a number of defence mechanisms. One is to threaten defamation actions, but the more usual tactic is to claim the shield of disability, and she has about two dozen options there.

A further defence tactic is, I read, to set her fanatical fans (she apparently calls them “flying monkeys“) onto any critics, and I have certainly seen tweets where mentally-disturbed fans have come close to suggesting violence against anyone daring to utter critical words.

The problem here is that “Bootstrap Cook” has become a totem for a certain tribe of virtue-signallers. Not really “the poor” but more the sort of people who like to think that they are socially-progressive etc. Facts do not matter to those people, belonging to the “right” tribe does. cf. “Covid”, Ukraine, “Black Lives Matter” and, of course, “FBPE/Remain/Rejoin” etc.

When you consider that someone who claims to be able to feed a family of 4 for £20 a week might be said to be, arguably or in effect, saying that UK benefits are perfectly OK and need not be increased, is that really something positive or not?

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It is better to be a little naive than very cynical, but the world makes it hard…

As many have noted, this whole Bootstrap Cook thing is more like a creepy cult than anything. It’s as if a lot of fairly affluent or at least not poor people have decided that supporting “Bootstrap Cook” —right or wrong— validates their evenings of going out, their Netflix subscription, their holidays in Cuba or Costa Rica, their new cars, and in fact their whole comfortable existence.

In fact, it reminds me of the “indulgences” sold by the Roman Catholic Church before the Reformation.

Not that that is necessarily the fault of the “Bootstrap Cook” herself.

Look at the loonies below, believing what they want to believe:

Well, if you can believe that the “royal” Mulatta is a sadly-abused “princess”, then believing that a poverty campaigner, who seems to be making “a nice little earner” out of it and naive followers, is a modern Joan of Arc, must be easy enough.

Well, that’s enough. There are hundreds of other tweets in similar vein.

As blogged previously, my view is that Bootstrap Cook’s stuff may well be of interest to many, though —as already said— much of it looks to me like carbohydrate-heavy food often presented like a dog’s dinner.

I do not think that “Bootstrap Cook” set out to defraud anyone, and it may be that she has no such intention now, but it does seem that legitimate questions about her fundraising have been asked by a number of donors, but not answered by her.

If people think that they are somehow accomplishing something by subsidizing the not-uncomfortable lifestyle of that person, then that is their business, in a sense, but it is legitimate for others, arguably more clear-minded, to ask “where is the money going?“, “is any of this true?“, and “are people being tapped for money under false pretences?“.

I can also see that her fans seem to be, almost entirely, not the truly poor but more those who are not “poor” but who support her “non-binary” profile, the “gender bender” aspects, and the general “government must do more for the poor” activism aspect.

I think that it is legitimate to question, not only “where the money went” (or goes), but also, whether in reality Bootstrap Cook has actually influenced government, or large enterprises such as ASDA (it seems that one or two supermarket chains were actually paying her for advice or consultancy or something).

Poverty is a huge problem in the UK now. Anyone claiming to be expert in it must expect searching inquiry.

Is this all really just a morning TV virtue-signal writ large? After all, at the end of the day, the decisive question is what government does or fails to do.

I personally have no animus against “Bootstrap Cook”, but my view of her has certainly become far less positive over the years since I first heard of her.

I do think, also, that if you claim that a person can feed healthily on £5 a week, you are really playing into the hands of swine such as Dunce Duncan Smith, Esther McVey, Therese Coffey etc.

I think that anyone wanting to help “the poor” could probably do so more effectively via GoFundMe or local foodbanks than by subsidizing the lifestyle of “Bootstrap Cook”. Perhaps I am mistaken, but that is my firm view and opinion.

On a wider point, we have in the UK this msm thing whereby TV channels or shows like to have a “go-to” list. Brexit discussion? Call Farage. Free speech discussion? Call Toby Young. Poverty discussion? Call Jack Monroe. And so on.

Thus you get “activists” who are really just “famous for being famous activists”. The Caroline Criado-Perez phenomenon. A hundred thousand or a million Twitter followers but, outside Twitter etc, really unknown and without real influence.

Of course, the msm now like to feature (supposed) “experts” who are, if possible, young, female, and black. “Bootstrap Cook” is not black, but as “Meatloaf” once opined, “two out of three ain’t bad“…

Well, there it is. I prefer to concentrate on other and larger issues really, but felt that I should examine the above first, after the recent Twitter storm in a teacup.

[Update, same day: I happened to see an assessment by someone else. An investigative and/or opinion piece. https://katieroche.net/jack_monroe_investigation_main.html]

[nb: any further updates will be at the foot of this blog article]

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All that the doomed “Conservative” Party had to do, to consign Labour to the bin, was select a leader to succeed “Boris”-idiot who was even slightly competent. It failed to do so. Endex.

The implications are clear: either the Con MPs get rid of Liz Truss as soon as they can, and put in someone who at least looks semi-competent, or the Con Party will be near-finished by next year. Same goes, of course, for Kwarteng, Cleverly, and Coffey.

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Ha ha. Yes, that ghastly little bastard Schofield is one of the worst people on TV in the UK; and, yes, it is peak contemporary Britain, just like…well, there are just too many examples around…

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TV detective drama

I, among others, including recently Peter Hitchens, have written about how NWO/ZOG propaganda is now embedded in TV dramas, “soaps”, ads etc. See https://ianrobertmillard.org/2018/12/10/tv-ads-and-soaps-are-the-propaganda-preferred-by-the-system-in-the-uk/.

A good example was seen the other night. A new detective drama called Karen Pirie.

Set partly a few decades ago, partly in the contemporary era, even the older setting, in St. Andrews, Scotland, decades ago, had a black character appear. In a small town in what seems to be a bleak part of Scotland (I have never been there). Then we are introduced to the two detectives now investigating the cold case. One a small Scottish woman, the other a black or half-caste…

I do not have a great deal of patience with films or TV shows. If they do not catch the interest after 15 mins, switch— OFF. I gave this one 20 mins. A bloody bore, poorly conceived and worse-acted.

This evening, I saw an old episode of Wycliffe [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wycliffe_(TV_series)]. All characters more or less credible, and what I like best about Wycliffe is that it manages to catch the atmosphere of Cornwall well, from what I recall from when I lived there. It does not rely on cliche (most of the time, at least).

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One or two white children, out of over 30. Scotland’s future? In the centre of the photo, Scotland’s supposedly “nationalist” leader…

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[icebreaker]

Update, 3 November 2022

In the month since I wrote about “Jack Monroe”, the “Bootstrap Cook”, the storm around her murky financial arrangements has become fiercer yet. A few tweets:

Her “free lawyer” is or was the egregious Mark Lewis, a Jew who lives in Israel, though he is connected to a small law firm in the UK.

I have blogged extensively about Lewis in the past:

He is sometimes described, inaccurately, as having become a “pro bono” lawyer who works for free, out of quasi-charitable motives, whereas he in fact seems to work on a “no win no fee” basis, which is not at all the same thing.

“Jack Monroe” has tweeted that she still has several/many months in which to sue the MP Lee Anderson and the politico Martin Daubney. In theory, up to a year after the alleged libel, but the relevant Practice Directions do say that the courts will still expect any claim to be made expeditiously, so not, e.g., 10 or 11 months after the alleged libel.

The courts may (probably will) penalize even a successful defamation claimant (“plaintiff”, as was) in both award and costs if the action is not brought expeditiously.

How do I know this? Because, though not now a barrister, I was one until a pack of Jews cobbled together a false complaint against me in 2014 (I was disbarred, wrongfully and illegally, in 2016): see https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/09/the-slide-of-the-english-bar-and-uk-society-continues-and-accelerates/. I am rusty on the law here and there, but keep up to some extent (enough).

As my blog assessment said. Virtue-signalling Guardian/Observer readers for the most part.

https://awfullymolly.com/2022/11/03/jack-monroe-saint-or-scammer/

Diary Blog, 29 July 2022

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[Kreisleitertagung auf der Ordensburg Vogelsang vom 22.-29.04.1937]

On this day a year ago

…”in your nothing I hope to find my everything” [Goethe, Faust; Faust’s reply to Mephistopheles].

The white Northern Europeans of today are an embattled minority, with many flaws but who, nonetheless, are the only community capable of forming, together with the Russians, the foundation for a quantum leap in evolution which can in turn trigger the formation of a germinal super-race on this planet.

You carry in your blood the holy inheritance of your
fathers and forefathers. You do not know those who
have vanished in endless ranks into the darkness of the
past. But they all live in you and walk in your blood upon
the earth that consumed them in battle and toil and in
which their bodies have long decayed.

Your blood is therefore something holy. In it your parents gave you not only a body, but your nature. To deny your blood is to deny yourself. No one can
change it. But each decides to grow the good that one has
inherited and suppress the bad. Each is also given will
and courage.

You do not have only the right, but also the duty to pass
your blood on to your children, for you are a member of
the chain of generations that reaches from the past into
eternity, and this link of the chain that you represent
must do its part so that the chain is never broken.

But if your blood has traits that will make your children
unhappy and burdens to the state, then you have the
heroic duty to be the last. The blood is the carrier of life. You carry in it the secret of creation itself. Your blood is holy, for in it God’s will
lives.”

[SS Verlag: material for instruction of the Hitlerjugend]

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I have blogged on previous occasions about Zeppelins and other airships. I remain convinced that, with advances in technology, they have a great future. Anyone wanting to read my earlier blog posts and comments can search for them using the search box on the blog.

What was that about “sanctions hurting Russia“?…

All so unnecessary, but of course “Ukraine”, just like “Covid”, “monkeypox” and “climate change”, has just been weaponized by transnational conspirators in order to implement a global agenda for the “New World Order” [NWO] conspiracy/consensus.

Poke the Russian bear and see what happens…

“Prepping” may not be easy in Europe, compared to other parts of the world, but is worth looking at all the same. Our whole civilization is now in danger, not from Russia, “Covid”, or even “climate change”, but from parasites within the body politic of the West itself.

Yet the NWO/ZOG propaganda says that Russia “is losing“: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11058709/There-no-path-economic-oblivion-Putin-Russia-LOSING-financial-war-West.html.

Just remind me: who is having to turn off heating and hot water? Russians? No, Germans. Who are facing heating bills 4x the level of a year ago? Russians? No, British people.

Who is to blame? Russians? No— the leaders of the Western NWO/ZOG “international community”.

Incidentally, even the (((NWO/ZOG))) Daily Mail is hedging its bets: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11060909/UK-energy-bills-Britain-forced-turn-lights-like-Germany.html.

The lights are going out all over Europe“…

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I certainly do not agree with “Bootstrap Cook” that the solution to those problems is to “nationalize everything” (though I would not say no to railways, some energy supply, water supply, effluent disposal etc), her tweets here have some force.

I agree particularly with her that topping-up inadequate pay via Universal Credit is conceptually misconceived; I have always said that. It rewards economic enterprises which are poor-paying employers. It subsidizes economic enterprises via taxpayer monies, in effect. Basic Income is a better way to go, for all its defects or problems.


“The devastating impact of Covid-19 litter on Earth’s wildlife: Shocking photos snapped in 23 countries show animals tangled in face masks, disposable gloves and other personal protective equipment”

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-11061119/Shocking-photos-snapped-23-countries-wildlife-tangled-face-masks-disposable-gloves.html

[Daily Mail]

You still see cranks, though not many now, wearing facemasks. I notice that almost all are of pensionable age. Probably thoroughly brainwashed to do what “authority” says, even though in this case “authority” (in 2020-2021) consisted of idiots such as “Boris”, Little Matt Hancock, “Professor Lockdown” (Ferguson) and similar total cretins.

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The truth seems to scald some people…[https://rusi.org/people/kaszeta].

Interesting, a specialist in chemical and biological warfare. Sounds furious. I wonder why…

…and Jews are not even mentioned in the cartoon. What was that quotation from Stendhal?

“They” are behind most of it. “The usual suspects”. The “you-know-who” (((element))).

If you have not yet worked out that the NWO/ZOG matrix pretty much controls Twitter, you have not been paying attention. Twitter is a massive scam, a con operation that has had untold billions pumped into it, and has scarcely ever, in all its years of operation, come close to turning a profit.

I blogged some time ago about how I was sure that Elon Musk was too intelligent to buy Twitter. Guess what? He has withdrawn. He obviously found out what a con the whole thing is.

Why was it set up? In order to monopolize free speech on important subjects, then to destroy that free speech.

Yes, there are innumerable other platforms, but they are either small and basically of little account (eg GAB), or are repositories (like Tik-Tok) not for significant discussion or exposition, but for blacks, Koreans… whoever…to dance to silly tunes, or for amusing clips of animal life.

Most of the interesting alternative voices on Twitter have been removed from Twitter in recent years, from David Icke and Patriotic Alternative to Katie Hopkins and Tommy Robinson (and others, including me, eventually removed in 2018, after a pack of Jews had plotted to get me out for years).

Another msm drone. “Global Editor@TBIJ. Columnist@TheNewEuropean. Co-host The New Conspiracist podcast. Author. Trustee@EJNetwork and @TheMediaSociety. He/him“…

I favour clemency where possible, so do not necessarily agree with the above, but for 8 years, the forces of the Kiev regime have been targeting civilians in the Donbass region. Terrorism by any other name. Apart from which, this is almost a civil war; it is certainly not a declared war in the international law sense. All the same, surely it is better to keep prisoners for exchange or ransom?

What the voters of Britain, certainly of England and Wales want, but completely unconsciously, is a contemporary, and less military-oriented, form of National Socialism. Call it social-nationalism, “national rebirth”, even “National Socialism with a human face” if you like. A country that is evolving higher in all ways, not degenerating. A European-race country. A country that takes care of its citizens, rather than virtue-signalling and inviting the dregs of the Earth to infest our land.

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Diary Blog, 18 May 2022

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[House of German Art, Munich, completed 1938; architect: Professor Troost]

On this day a year ago

Fascinating social history

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somerset_and_Dorset_Joint_Railway

Strange to see the smartly-uniformed railway staff of 1963, as compared to not only many rail employees today, but even persons working at 10 Downing Street or in other high-profile situations.

Also, interesting to note that Evercreech Junction (Somerset), featured in that film, was closed down and became derelict a mere 3 years later, and that several towns of significance on that now-disappeared line no longer have railway stations at all (Glastonbury, for one).

[the Somerset and Dorset railway system as it was in 1890; the line covered by the John Betjeman film is shown in green]

These rail links were not hobbyists’ railways even in the 1960s; they were working, and carrying passengers, until (in this case) 1966:

[Northbound Somerset & Dorset train climbing up from Shepton Mallet at Windsor Hill in 1959]
[Evercreech Junction station, Somerset, in 1972, 6 years after closure; see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evercreech_Junction_railway_station]

The Betjeman film is also a useful antidote to the notion that Britain in 1963 was all London, Carnaby Street, the Beatles, social upheaval etc. A very different way of life then existed still in the provinces.

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Firing squad.

Firing squad.

What we in the UK (and West generally) are shown is happening in Ukraine is quite different from the reality on the ground. The basically Jewish/Zionist propaganda of the Zelensky regime has been very skilful; many do not see behind it.

Sadly, though, that GB News assertion may be accurate, so pervasive has the msm multikulti propaganda been over past decades.

Good grief!

Another huge non-surprise, given Macron’s political and other background: see https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/01/09/on-recent-events-in-france/.

How can this be acceptable? It is largely because of the past mad 2 years of useless (in fact, counter-productive) “lockdowns”, shutdowns, “furlough” payments, grants and “loans” to (often fraudulent) supposed businesses and self-employed etc. Meanwhile, the plebs all gathered obediently outside their houses and clapped the increasingly non-existent NHS and other public services.

Beyond the above, however, this is at least partly the result of an entirely cynical and planned reduction in living standards in the UK (and the EU states are going the same way).

What plan? Suppress the white British birth rate, import blacks and browns, then reduce living standards to a level previously (certainly for the past 70 years) unacceptable to English people, but acceptable to the bottom-of-barrel imports from Africa, the Caribbean, the Middle East etc.

This is all part of the New World Order/Zionist Occupation Government [NWO/ZOG] Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan: http://adam.curry.com/art/1543753587_mkXBrvrY.html.

Readers will have seen how every UK TV ad, pretty much, now has blacks in it, and quite often a mixed couple, usually the black man with the white woman, and the mixed-race children. There it is, Coudenhove-Kalergi propaganda, the Plan in plain sight. https://ianrobertmillard.org/2018/12/10/tv-ads-and-soaps-are-the-propaganda-preferred-by-the-system-in-the-uk/.

It is also the case that, as the British masses focus on their increasingly precarious micro-economic problems, their wider identity interests fade into the background. All part of the agenda…

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For once, I disagree with tweeter “@EternalEnglish”. Basic Income is a concept whose time has surely come.

Jew-Zionism is only partly a question of traditional religion; more a matter of race and consequent ideology.

Look who is powerful in the World Bank, IMF, Federal Reserve, TV companies, publishing, social media companies etc.

You get my point.

Two out of three— Jewish. You don’t have to be Jewish, of course, but…

You get my point.

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Just saw a clip on Twitter (see above) from some TV show, on a channel I had never heard of called Talk TV. A panel discussion. Presenter was James Max (I think Jewish, or part-Jewish), and the four panellists were Vanessa Feltz (Jewish), Sharon Osbourne (half-Jewish), some black man, and Isabel Oakeshott. No white British/Northern European man at all, despite white people still making up about 80% of the UK population.

You get my point.

[late update: I have just now discovered that Talk TV is owned by Newscorp, i.e. Rupert Murdoch].

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No apologies for posting, yet again, one of my favourite American 20thC classics.

Diary Blog, 7 May 2022

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On this day a year ago

Saturday quiz

This week, I once again beat political commentator John Rentoul, scoring 6/10 as against his eccentrically-scored 4.5/10. I did not know the answers to questions 3, 5, 7, and 8.

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I have no idea who is the idiot in the video clip, but you only have to look at him to see that he is a typical msm System drone, making money from compliance and worse.

I would echo the words of Enoch Powell as to this (“we must be mad, literally mad“) but of course this is all part of the Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan, a plan by the New World Order to destroy white Northern Europe by importing huge numbers of blacks and browns, and encouraging mixed-race interbreeding.

Ukraine

Msm reporting that the Jew Zelensky, figurehead of the Kiev regime, is “open to negotiation” with Putin. A sure sign that the Kiev regime is in trouble, militarily.

Despite reports of Ukrainian counter-attacks and even a counter-offensive, it seems clear that Russian forces are slowly winning the battle of attrition in the Ukrainian south and southeast.

As blogged previously, if the Russians can draw a line from the south, along the Dnieper river, through Zaporozhye and Dnipro [former Dnepropetrovsk], then up to Kharkov, then all Ukrainian forces east of that line are doomed, and most, in fairly open country, will be captured or killed.

Having said that, Zelensky’s pre-condition for negotiation, that all Russian forces be withdrawn (from where, though? The Donbass? Crimea?) is simply a stumbling-block which renders meaningful negotiation impossible.

Even the more limited demand, a return to pre-invasion positions, is really impossible.

Meanwhile, hawks in Washington and New York (many of them Jewish, or connected with the Jewish lobby) are calling for the West to send tanks, and even jet fighters, to the Kiev regime.

I am wondering whether, in the end, Russia will have only one card to play…and will play it, whether only tactically, meaning in the Ukrainian space, or strategically, beyond Ukraine.

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There are a number of superficially-opposed organizations which, at higher levels, work secretly together, forming in effect one organization. Freemasons and Jesuits, for example.

I was tweeting and blogging about this years ago, but not very many listen to me, because I do not have billions of dollars. Elon Musk has.

Unfortunately, basic income will probably become inescapable, and for the reasons given, mainly.

The quality-level seems low. Chuka Umunna; Jo Cox; Brendan Cox; even David Lammy?! As for Zac Goldsmith, I suppose the fact of his unmerited and inherited wealth qualified him.

Esther Rantzen, (supposedly) yet another great Jewish philanthropist…

I was listening in the car to part of a broadcast of Turandot, live from the Metropolitan Opera, New York, on BBC Radio 3 this evening. The presenter made the point that the star of the production, or one star, was Ukrainian, and that a huge Ukrainian flag was hanging down in the auditorium. No more “Black Lives Matter”, no more “Covid”. No, “Ukraine” (one-sided narrative of) is now the issue of the hour. The King is dead! Long live the King!

The sheer fakery around the “panicdcemic” is becoming obvious even to those who are usually “sheeple”. Look at newspaper comment columns.

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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Pfitzner]

Diary Blog, 14 April 2022

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[Villa Borghese, Rome]

On this day a year ago

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Take a look at that video. This is not “rescue”, it is a conspiracy to ferry migrant-invaders into this country. Tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of them. Google the Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan if you do not already know about it.

Blair pushing for a nuclear war with Russia. He is the tool of powers of Evil (capital “E” evil).

The answer to the overall question is the Threefold Social Order: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_threefolding.

Everyone, meaning every white European UK citizen, should have the means of basic personal support, meaning shelter, food, medical/dental help, education, local transport etc. That may mean or include Basic Income provided by the State.

I understand the misgivings of those who say that Basic Income gives the State too much power over the individual, the family etc but, especially for the poorer people of Britain, the petty office bods of the State already have that kind of power. Only the affluent and wealthy really have any significant measure of “freedom” in this society.

Alison Chabloz

As I write, persecuted satirist and singer-songwriter, Alison Chabloz, is about to be sentenced for a supposed offence under the notoriously-poor Communications Act 2003, s.127. The hearing will be at Westminster Magistrates’ Court at about 1400 hrs today.

Good luck to her.

[Alison Chabloz]

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A rather rude response to ludicrous “fully-automated luxury communism” advocate Ash Sarkar, but basically true nonetheless (and it did make me laugh).

Owen Jones took it upon himself, several years ago when I still had a Twitter account (i.e. before a pack of Jews contrived to have me expelled) to tweet to disgraced sex pest —and depressive— MP, the Jew-lobby puppet John Woodcock (now posing as “Lord Walney”) that he should block me. Woodcock complied at once, with no questions asked.

Owen Jones and Woodcock/Walney are both System fakes. See also https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/01/04/a-brief-word-about-owen-jones/; and https://ianrobertmillard.org/2021/02/09/diary-blog-9-february-2021-including-further-assessment-of-john-woodcock/; and https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/05/04/john-woodcock-barrow-and-furness-and-the-general-election-2017/.

Even a stopped clock is right once or twice a day (depending on whether 24-hour or 12-hour). Same with Ash Sarkar and many others.

I have mentioned before on the blog that I knew someone who was able to buy the freehold of her semi-detached Victorian villa leasehold property in Little Venice (London), valued at the time (about 1980) at £100,000 (in fact she got a 33% discount, so bought it for about £67,000). When she finally sold it in 2005, that same house, in poor condition, was sold for £1.4M, if I recall aright. Somewhere around that figure, anyway. Exactly similar houses in the same street were valued at over £3.5M circa 2016, and I see today that a house in the same road, only a couple of doors down, is for sale at a lower price than that but still pretty damned expensive at £3,150,000.

90% of people who do not inherit real property or very significant other property are effectively locked out of the present UK system in terms of way of life etc. It is not even just a matter of not owning an appreciating property such as a house, but of having to pay rent to (objectively) parasites (rentier landlords), thus having less real disposable income for life. Also, insecurity of tenure.

Incidentally, I wonder whether the lower prices (as against a few years ago, pre-panicdemic), mean that plenty of house-owners in areas such as Little Venice are or have been cashing in their chips and, like rats leaving a sinking ship, departing from London? After all, £3M buys you a pretty nice country house almost anywhere in the Home Counties or shires.

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Alison Chabloz: case update

It is reported that Alison Chabloz, persecuted satirist and singer-songwriter, has been sentenced to 22 weeks imprisonment by District Judge Nina Tempia, sitting at Westminster Magistrates’ Court.

That means that, subject to any appeal, Alison Chabloz will have to spend the next 11 weeks in prison, unless released earlier on licence (and wearing an electronic tag). Eleven weeks from today is 30 June 2022.

Reports indicate that Alison’s trial Counsel, Adrian Davies, applied for bail pending appeal, but was refused. Such application can be renewed, with a good possibility of success, before a Crown Court judge in chambers, but I do not have any information at present as to whether Alison will in fact pursue appeal to the Crown Court.

The maximum sentence for the offence was 6 months, i.e. 26 weeks, so Alison may feel that an appeal is justified, particularly in view of the (reported but unconfirmed) fact that the Prosecution mooted 9-15 weeks (assuming, as I say, that that is correct) under the relevant sentencing guidelines.

If and when I discover Alison’s new prison number, I shall publish it (and her place and address of incarceration) on the blog, so that people can send her cards, books and (via the official system) small amounts of money. During her last “stretch”, she greatly appreciated postcards and other gifts: see https://alisonchabloz.com/2022/04/13/last-post/#more-8648.

[Country church, possibly in Derbyshire, drawn by Alison Chabloz when she was held as a socio-political prisoner previously, in 2021]

The UK, now a country where people get imprisoned for singing satirical songs, especially (in fact only) if (((the usual suspects))) are mentioned…

“Let Sporus tremble –”What? that thing of silk,
Sporus, that mere white curd of ass’s milk?
Satire or sense, alas! can Sporus feel?
Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel?
Yet let me flap this bug with gilded wings,
This painted child of dirt that stinks and stings;
Whose buzz the witty and the fair annoys,
Yet wit ne’er tastes, and beauty ne’er enjoys
.”

[Alexander Pope, Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot]

[Alison Chabloz, imprisoned satirist]

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Six hundred of the bastards! In a single day…

True (and crazy in a way) but at least they will not be in the UK, contaminating what is left of our racial root-stock.

Ha ha! Had not seen that previously. Like a civilian and “panicdemic” version of Dad’s Army.

Twitter, as I have noted before, is a very strange “business”, one that has lost literally billions since it started. In fact it has only posted profit results for 2018 and 2019; all other years since its foundation have been loss-making years, often stonkingly so:

https://www.statista.com/statistics/274563/annual-net-income-of-twitter/

Twitter and its finances are not at all transparent, despite the huge amounts written about Twitter. Look at the Wikipedia entry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twitter. Lots of material but not very enlightening on finances, especially profit and loss.

A “conspiracy theory” might be to think that Twitter has some other, darker, purpose than to make money. Still, it could be true.

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Diary Blog, 25 July 2021, with thoughts about the 33-year cycles 1989-2022 and 2022-2055


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The usual confusion when people start trying to squeeze actual facts and policies into the outdated but ingrained “right”/”left” straitjackets.

Has it really taken these tweeters 20 months to start to work all that out?!

Exactly. The former “socialist” or “Left” people now have little or nothing to say. No policy. No principle. Only a farrago of “woke” nonsense based around “anti-racism”, “anti-sexism”, “LGBT” etc.

Their biggest thrill? When they can get someone expelled from Twitter or, even better, cause someone to lose a job or profession, after having been denounced by the Twit-mob. The Jew-Zionist element is behind much of it, but the pseudo-socialist element is similar in its activity.

An older blog post

I noticed that the following older blog post, from mid-2018, has had a few hits recently: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2018/06/14/fake-news-fake-history-and-fake-memories-the-uk-in-the-1970s-etc/.

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The big move at last: I was wondering how long it would be in coming. This is at least a major part of the push towards the NWO/ZOG post-2022 society of the next 33+ years. The System controlling the very life and livelihood of all humans, starting with the advanced Western societies.

It may not work out as they think, though. The same forces made a different push as 1989 approached (an attempt to abolish old-style socialism, capitalize the Soviet Union, China etc, destroy Arab/Muslim power and all geopolitical enemies of Israel).

That plan succeeded in part, but not completely.

The Soviet Union was broken up and “capitalized”, and China was “capitalized” (though not entirely, in that the State retained the overall control; also, a nationalist element was retained).

In the Middle East, the Western ruling circles managed to contrive wars and civil wars, playing on existing Arab/Muslim tensions. The wars against Saddam Hussein, the stoking of the existing Syrian conflict, the abolition of Libya as a serious or semi-serious state, all gave Israel a great deal of geopolitical protection.

All that “worked” for the international conspiracy (or consensus, if you like). However, the “plan” was derailed in part when two things happened. Firstly, the upsurge in Arab/Muslim Islamist activity, most strikingly when the Islamists attacked New York City in 2001. That brought in a new factor, in that it became clear that New York and the USA, as the ZOG/NWO heartland, was not invulnerable (though the NWO and ZOG tried to turn that event around by “weaponizing” the event as an excuse to invade both Iraq and, later, Afghanistan).

As to Russia, the break-up of the Soviet Union allowed Russian nationalism, suppressed to some extent in Soviet days, to break out and, indeed, to enter official policy [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleksandr_Dugin].

At first, after 1989 and especially 1991, Jews flooded into Moscow from the USA, UK, France. Carpetbaggers. They exploited the country and its people terribly. Meanwhile, the (almost all Jew) “oligarchs” such as Berezovsky, Abramovitch and others were looting by the million, by the billion.

Putin’s rule, though very imperfect, is hugely better than was that of drunken corrupt Yeltsin and his Jewish clique.

Russia has been rearming both actually and morally: no more do young Russian girls see their best career option as being high-priced prostitutes, and there has been a recovery of national feeling generally, though foreign Jews still infest much of the economy.

Another aspect of the evil plan was (following the original Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan) to swamp Europe with non-Europeans, in order to allow a mixed Jewish/part-Jewish and masonic layer of Western society to rule over the eventual non-white population planned: see https://www.westernspring.co.uk/the-coudenhove-kalergi-plan-the-genocide-of-the-peoples-of-europe/; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_von_Coudenhove-Kalergi; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_von_Coudenhove-Kalergi#Views_on_race_and_religion.

The UK is a key part of that plan. Look at recent prime ministers: Blair (suspected part-Jew), Cameron-Levita (part-Jew), Theresa May (suspected part-Jew), “Boris” Johnson (part-Jew). Look also at the present Cabinet and Government generally: Jews, part-Jews, Pakistanis, Indians in most of the most important roles.

So it can be seen that the plan for 1989-2022 has partly succeeded. Now we see an intensification of “control” throughout the Western world and beyond. That is their aim for 2022-2055. That, and the destruction of white European society and culture by making all the countries of Europe mixed-race, and by continuing to vandalize white European culture and history. .

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As I have often blogged, the trade unions long ago ceased to be about collective bargaining, protecting workers’ real rights etc, and have morphed into politically-correct mere advice centres and System drone-factories. Useless.

Many deluded people imagine that “if only those in authority would deal with” this, that, or the other (in this case, migration-invasion of England), whereas in fact the System wants migration-invasion, because it supports the Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan: white genocide. It’s an international conspiracy.

I suggest that Valiant be renamed Craven

We often criticize the Africans, Asians etc for their corruption, but look at what is on our own doorstep…

Yes, the “panicdemic” has exposed rafts and layers of delusion in the British population that even I would not have believed. The “rabbits” wearing facemasks while walking or cycling alone (some even in deserted countryside!), the crazies who ritually put on their facemasks as soon as they exit their cars in supermarket car parks, the idiots who have stayed at home eating and drinking themselves to death for about 19 months now.

Having said that, I was out and about yesterday in a supermarket, a chemist’s, and a filling station. I wore a facemask in none and, despite over half the people seen shopping still wearing their muzzles, not one censorious look came my way from even one idiot, let alone any comment. I also noticed that few of the staff serving me (and only in the supermarket) were masked. We’re getting there…

When a local System political drone posts a tweet which exposes her utter stupidity!…Not only that, but her facemask muzzle is cloth, in other words completely useless (because the holes are 500,000x the size of Covid-19 particles). Asinine bitch.

Reminds me of what a Soviet person said to me in 1987 or 1988: to the effect that, if paid enough, the Soviet Union would take over the Northern Irish “Troubles” and end them for good. It was a kind of joke, of course. His other one was that UK convicts could be shipped to the Soviet Union to do their time and he would “guarantee that the Soviet Government would turn a profit on the deal“! Well, he was in a position to know, having done 5 years (reduced from 10 when Stalin died) in a labour camp north of the Arctic Circle.

Punished for telling the truth“? Here’s part of my experience…https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/09/the-slide-of-the-english-bar-and-uk-society-continues-and-accelerates/.

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