Incidentally, the “academic”, Tema Okun, whose crazed ideas are noted in that Daily Mail report, is —as is (almost) inevitable— Jewish. Every. Single. Time (almost).
Ireland is every bit as crazy as the UK now. A country of about 7M now faces migration-invasion on an unprecedented scale. Even as it stands, foreign-born nationals in Ireland comprise somewhere close to 15% of the population. If you add in births to foreign elements, make that ~20%.
Having said that, the Labour Party of Ireland has only 6 out of 160 members of the lower house (the Dail), a mere 4 out of 60 in the upper house or Senate (the same as Sinn Fein and the Greens), and no longer any MEPs at all: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labour_Party_(Ireland).
Quite. One of those who persistently tweets the rubbish about how “freedom of expression does not mean freedom from consequences” is the part-Jew academic (incredibly, a professor of laws in East Anglia), Paul Bernal.
According to that definition, people had “free speech” in Mao’s China, Stalin’s Russia, even Pol Pot’s Cambodia.
A Jewish woman lawyer puts Bernal right on another question. Seems that Bernal always manages to get it wrong. He is in the wrong job.
That “utterly ignorant man” has nearly 59,000 Twitter “followers”. A good example of the sheer silliness of Twitter.
Bernal’s “professorship” does not say much that is complimentary about the University of East Anglia’s law school.
Woollyhead Trussbanger (aka Kwasi Kwarteng) seems to believe that some business enterprise would pay £10,000 a day for his services, after all that he has done (or failed to do). What a complete yet “entitled” waste of space.
Presumably part of the mass media barrage of support for the Kiev regime.
Hard to know what to make of Bear Grylls. I have only seen one episode of one TV show he did. I disliked it, and his attitude. Very full of himself. Also, he killed a small and harmless animal entirely unnecessarily.
As I say, I do not have a developed view about him. One hears about him having been selected for the TA SAS thirty years or so ago (at age 20, younger than f/t SAS personnel), though that was the (then) part-time TA version (now called The Reserves), and he was in it for only 2 years actively (3 officially).
Plainly not a “fake”, but whether (as with Rory Stewart) the sum of the parts seems to add up to more than the whole, hard to judge. The TV image may or may not fully reflect reality.
As far as I can judge “survival experts” (perhaps not greatly), I think that I prefer Ray Mears [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Mears], despite disagreeing with some of his views about the Second World War etc.
All that, and also a taxi driver called Lulita. Some people really are born under a lucky star!
That may be. If we ever have a real government, an investigation can be carried out by some equivalent of the Gestapo and SS, in order to ascertain the truth.
Rishi Sunak, the globalist Indian money-juggler.
Well, you know why…(pervasive Jew-Zionist and Israeli influence and power over American politics, law, finance, business, mass media, publishing etc).
“Ladybird Books has used sensitivity readers to re-examine some of its children’s fairytales to check their inclusivity, according to The Sunday Telegraph.
The Penguin-owned publisher’s catalogue includes classic tales such as Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty – but the characters and plots have been identified as ‘outdated or harmful’.
Industry insiders claim problematic tropes include a lack of diversity among blonde-haired and blue-eyed protagonists.“
There you have it. “Blonde and blue-eyed” (i.e. white European) people not wanted. In other words, “White Genocide”, albeit at this stage “only” on the printed page. How long before the inferior peoples want to go a stage further, and kill us “in real life”?
Apart from that, how sad. The enemies of Europe want to destroy everything beautiful and worthwhile, or pervert it.
Eventually there must be real resistance from European people. There will eventually be a civil war which will be partly racial, partly cultural (but of course “race is the rootstock, culture is the flower“), and partly ideological.
It goes beyond even government. Entrenched cultural and economic power cabals.
Hancock and the rest should be put up against a wall.
Looks like the more venomous sort of blacks and browns (and half-castes, looking at the photo) have already declared (civil) war on us…
At a guess, about £100,000 p.a,
“Brexit” was not a mistake, as such, but it was completely incompetently done (possibly deliberately, as well, in part). The UK should have cut itself adrift from EU rules and laws and policies, kept or “nationalized” those that made sense, jettisoned the rest, then joined with Russia in a special trading relationship— the UK stands aside from active participation in NATO and, in return, gets free or cheap oil and gas from Russia.
Incidentally, Julia Grace Patterson, though qualified in medicine, only practised for a short time (in hospital A&E) before dropping out. She also studied psychiatry for a year, but has never practised in the field, as far as I know.
The “campaigning” of “Every Doctor” seems to be largely based around “Covid” fanaticism (especially the facemask nonsense— Ms. Patterson just happens to sell facemasks…), and demands for NHS doctors to be paid (even) more.
Russian forces are not working as a co-ordinated whole. The responsibility for that may reside in various places but, at the end of the day, resides with Putin himself. In the American phrase, “the buck stops there“…
The Bakhmut/Artyomovsk battle has become a trial of strength extremely important for the morale of both sides.
All the same, if Russian forces lose out, Russia can still step up its war operations generally in Ukraine with more destructive methods yet, in theory right the way up to nuclear ICBMs. Ukraine or Kiev-regime commanders cannot; they have no such weapons. The most for which they can hope is relatively few high-grade Western weapons such as fighter aircraft and Abrams tanks, the capabilities of which latter are phenomenal— what would Rommel or Guderian not have given for such tanks in the early/mid 1940s?
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Unlike the UK, where oil and gas profits benefit only oil companies and their shareholders, in Norway a very significant amount goes into a national wealth fund.
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Interesting, especially if the ratio is accurate. Yesterday, it was all “one Ukrainian [Kiev-regime] fighter killed for every seven Russians“, but today it seems that the losses are equal on both sides,
I wonder whether that 1:7 ratio claim was part of the propaganda pumped out saying that the Kiev-regime soldiers are some kind of elite (not very plausible from what I see on Twitter and in the UK msm), whereas the Russian soldiers are “orcs” [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orc].
The aim of the Kiev regime here (as also with much of the UK/US “reportage”, if it can be called that), is to dehumanize the Russian soldiers. We see little or nothing from the Russian side of the conflict in the msm; even on Twitter etc, the Kiev-regime has “played a blinder” in propaganda terms compared to the stolid offerings of the Russian Foreign Ministry and the unsophisticated social media output of individual Russian tweeters.
One notes that (up to ministerial level, i.e. tweets by government ministers) the Kiev regime notes not only the damage done to civilians (by Russians, never by pro-Kiev Ukrainians), and also tweets about abandoned or rescued cats and dogs. The aim is obviously to capture the hearts of Western readers (the tweets have English subtitles).
I am 100% in favour of the cats and dogs, and indeed those helping them, as far as that goes, but there are probably as many doing that on the Russian side (in Donetsk etc); we never hear or see anything about that.
As I say, the Kiev-regime side is far more sophisticated in terms of propaganda aimed at the West (even/especially when appearing to be artless) than the Russian side.
Compare the cultural history of Russia and Ukraine. For whatever reason, Russia has a far more complex and rich cultural background than Ukraine: music, literature, philosophy etc. Yet the Russians are, supposedly, the “orcs“…
A CNN report from 6 weeks ago.
If Russian forces can complete the encirclement of Bakhmut/Artyomovsk, they may capture thousands of Kiev-regime troops; even if the latter escape encirclement, they would be all but spent, and would have to slowly straggle northward. Whether the Russian forces could then make a big advance is, however, an open question.
As I write, I see that there seems to be a problem with Twitter, and so with the tweets that I have embedded today. Hopefully, the problem will be resolved.
Since I blogged as above, I have several times written (and far more critically) about “Jack Monroe”, the so-called “Bootstrap Cook”. She is somewhere between a fake and a fraud, yet (as of today) 479 utter mugs are still sending her a total of between (about) £1,700 and (about) £21,000 each and every month, via Patreon.
As blogged previously, I am all in favour of the NHS principle of “free at point of use”, but the fact is that the NHS, as it is (i.e. not in theory), is simply not working. Not working properly, and scarcely working at all.
It may well be that more money is required, but even now the NHS consumes nearly half the governmental budget (I see 44% as the proportion).
It may well be that nurses should be paid more. What about doctors? I see that GPs are mostly paid over £100,000 a year, some over £200,000, and for a service that is now lamentably poor.
As for hospital doctors, though the most junior (in the first year) receive only about £32,000 p.a., that rises rapidly to over £50,000 and, for consultants and surgeons, well over £100,000.
Ambulancemen (paramedics), (and women), get more than nurses, and do (from what I have seen) a very good job indeed.
As said, nurses and paramedics have a case for wanting more pay, but I cannot see it as morally correct for them to strike, leaving patients without care, even with some kind of skeleton service still running.
As for the NHS generally, it plainly needs to be changed to a service that genuinely puts patients first.
In the past decade, I have seen enough (though not as patient) to convince me that the maladministration in the NHS has to be rooted out. I should say that that is the main problem, not the staff as such, and not money as such.
Few people would want the UK to have an American-style health service, though it also has merits, which I saw when my first wife (an employee of the U.S. Federal Government) needed urgent surgery— and had it within a day or so of being admitted to hospital, and she was admitted the same day that she experienced pain bad enough to seek help. In the UK, that surgery would probably have taken weeks if not months to organize.
Likewise, I recall that my first wife was advised, on another occasion, to get a scan, and was given a choice of five hospitals within a 20-mile radius of home. The same year (1990 or 1991), King’s College Hospital in South London, a major UK teaching hospital, had to have a public appeal to buy a scanning machine, and that appeal ran for several years.
Again, the wife of a friend of mine in New Jersey was paralyzed after a woman driving a car in a supermarket parking lot (at only 5-10 mph) drove into her bicycle. Thanks to being heavily insured, my friend’s wife was able to stay at the Kessler Rehabilitation Center, where the Superman actor, Christopher Reeve, spent time a few years later [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Reeve#Hospitalization]. An excellent “facility”, as Americans say, and in heavily-wooded and peaceful grounds.
Still, the American system, under which about 40%-50% of the population are uninsured or under-insured, is unjust, and not what we in the UK would like to see.
There are, however, alternatives. The French system, for example (which I have also seen a little) seems to be far better than the NHS and, to take just example, has done away with “wards”— patients almost all have their own rooms, or shared rooms, and have done for about 40 years.
A friend in Brittany when I myself lived there (pre-2010) suffered from a heart condition and had already been treated by the NHS. On seeing the French specialist for the first time (taken the 50-mile journey to Brest and 50 miles back by taxi, at State expense, incidentally, rather than having had to drive himself), he was asked what medication he was presently prescribed, and replied. The French consultant raised his eyebrows and said “I think that we can do a little better than that“…
We are often unaware to what extent the NHS rations healthcare; the more advanced techniques and drugs available elsewhere are often not available on the NHS.
What we need is to keep the “free at point of use” principle, but ring-fence an “NHS tax” from income tax, so that those monies are usable solely for and by the NHS, not diverted to “aid” for the Jew Zelensky’s dictatorship, not diverted to other projects or services etc.
Also necessary (to some extent), along with better administration, is attitudinal change in some staff.
If they really received the full ration (call me a cynic…).
What use is SIS/MI6 when it has neither the will nor the capability to bump off Shamima Begum and her sort? Especially when it also failed, inter alia, to predict the fall of the Shah of Iran, failed to predict the Falklands invasion, failed to predict the fall of socialism (inc. the Soviet Union) etc.
It’s “FERBER“, not “FABER“…(get it right…).
American. Don’t know if lawful in the UK. If lawful, should not be.
Some suggestion that the Ferber website was hacked some time ago. May or may not be true.
The wildlife emergency in the UK must become a government priority.
“The NHS has been accused of ‘wanting less and less’ to do with patients after it advertised a series of remote-only GP roles for £85 an hour.
The work from home job offers general practitioners a three-month contract with the chance ‘to provide online digital consultations’ via video or phone calls to patients, with pay of just under £3,000 a week or almost £13,000 a month.
It comes amid mounting evidence that ‘telemedicine’, while convenient for doctors, can be ‘disastrous’ for some patients.”
Probably because the virtue-signalling Guardian readers, while pleased to have a copy of one or two “Jack Monroe” books prominently displayed on a kitchen bookshelf, are certainly not going to actually make, let alone eat, her swill.
I shall look forward to that. All the online “grifters” should be rooted out. Ausrotten!
Well, 6/10 this week, thus again beating political journalist John Rentoul, who scored 4/10.
I did not know the answers to questions 4, 5, and 8; I also could not recall the surname of the playwright at question 9 (though I got the first name), so disallowed myself that point too.
It is hard enough to beat a human grandmaster. In 1971 (I think), I took part in the Marlow International Chess Tournament, held in a school at Marlow, Buckinghamshire on a weekend in July. I camped in the grounds.
I took part in a “simultaneous exhibition”, in which a famous and very strong player takes on a number of others; in this case me and 19 others against Jana Hartston, a women’s grandmaster, former Czech women’s champion, and also (being then married to William Hartston, himself a grandmaster) British Women’s Champion.
I decided that I had no chance against her, so rather than trying to play seriously, started with a few conventional moves followed by an outrageously oblique one (not thought through at all). The result was mildly comical: the serious and youngish woman (she was herself only ~24 at the time; I was, I think, still 14) came swiftly around the rectangle of desks, each housing a chessboard. When she came for the third or fourth time to me, I made my move.
Madame Hartston paused, evidently puzzled for a moment, then made a swift move before moving on. I tried the same tactic again the next time round, but she barely paused.
I was checkmated after about 20 moves, if that, and was the second player to be beaten by her.
In the main tournament, I also fared badly, not lasting very long before being knocked out.
The view from Woollyhead Trussbanger
Well, “a week is a long time [etc]”…and the betting market is often wrong on political events and predictions.
One factor in former Conservative Party voters refusing to vote Con (or at all) is the continuing migration-invasion, about which the present hopeless Government is either doing nothing, or actually encouraging.
The dystopian dictatorship is already starting to happen: Laura Towler, Sam Melia, Mark Collett and others (most but not all from the Patriotic Alternative group) were told a year or more ago that their banks (major “high street” banks) were unwilling to continue to offer them (as individuals, not merely as “Patriotic Alternative”) any banking services. The (Jewish) fix was in, in short. The banks had been pressured by Jew-Zionist orgs to close them down, not only as a group but quite specifically as individuals.
Indeed. Look at the big picture. As recently as 20 years or so ago, Britain was still 90% white. Even a decade ago, it was about 85% white. The latest figures show 80%.
Now add to that the destruction of potentially very useful infrastructure such as power stations, military camps and airfields (over the past 30 years), railways and rail track (for about 70 years).
Add to the above the dumbing-down of education generally (primary, secondary, tertiary), and where do we see our society going? Straight down.
The callous or cruel destruction of the Welfare State
…and those responsible in the past (eg Iain Dunce Duncan Smith, Esther McVey etc) and in the present, at all levels, remain unpunished.
There is so much wrong with the country now that only social-national revolution can save what is worth saving, help those in need of help, reform that which requires reform, and punish the wrongdoers.
Sam Brinton, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Office of Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition, was photographed wearing a black evening gown with two of the event’s coordinators.”
The USA is even more mad than the UK.
Oh, wait a minute…next up, Eddie Izzard as an MP (?)…
The continuing storm around “Jack Monroe”, the “Bootstrap Cook”
Very hard-hitting tweets, but maybe required reading for some sadly misled people in public services, charities etc, who are still apparently unaware of the storm around “Jack Monroe”, the “Bootstrap Cook”, which gained strength in July/August 2022 and has scarcely abated.
I think that some people in executive positions at charities etc, mentally bought into the whole “Bootstrap Cook” thing many years ago, and do not want to see how it has now become a very tarnished “story”.
Having now seen more material over the past two months, I think that that assessment was more than fair. Perhaps I was too lenient.
This is not a matter which concerns only “Jack Monroe” and the many people who are alleged to have been cheated by her. This is a matter of considerable public interest and concern.
People have to have reasonable confidence that, when they donate money to a cause, or transfer the same, in order —or partly in order— to receive goods and/or services, that they are not being lied to, bamboozled, treated as “mugs”, and cheated out of money.
One of those allegedly cheated by “Jack Monroe” is a lady (not known to me other than via her tweets) called (I believe) Heather Booth (“@frugally_minded” on Twitter), who says that she donated monies on the Patreon website to “Jack Monroe”, but received neither the goods promised nor the refund(s) later demanded.
That lady, who with her disabled husband is now in a terrible financial situation, has not only not been refunded by “Jack Monroe” but also has had to contend with online trolls since the behaviour of “Jack Monroe” has become known online. Whether “Jack Monroe” herself was involved in that, I have no idea.
As to the overall “Jack Monroe”/”Bootstrap Cook” situation, it seems to me that the responsible regulatory officers (eg for fundraising and/or trading standards) should investigate it. There may well be a need also for the police to investigate whether any offences around alleged fraud have been committed.
Other tweets seen
Looks as though some Jew Twitter-trolls from North London may be about to experience the beginning of the end…
Now the idiots in the Westminster monkeyhouse are also sending more arms, hundreds of millions of pounds-worth more, to the Kiev regime. Both evil and stupid.
How is it that some unknown Canadian hero has not yet done what is evidently necessary?
Please refer to previous comment, mutatis mutandis.
Indicates, as much as any poll can, 18-24 months before a general election, that it may be that the Conservative Party will lose badly but not catastrophically.
It was only weeks ago that the Con Party was on 20%; now 30%. Labour Party has slipped back slightly, and LibDems have slightly improved, to 10%.
Of course, under a proportional representation system, that might give the LibDems 65 MPs, whereas of course, under FPTP voting, 10% gives between 0-20, maybe more MPs, depending on how many votes are concentrated wherever. UKIP got 12% of the vote in 2015 and only 1 MP (a previously-elected Con Party MP) instead of the 78 that might have been expected under a pure PR system.
Despite much noise from Farage, it is clear that, so far, Reform UK is not breaking through. That may be partly because Farage himself is a busted flush, having stabbed his own Brexit Party supporters and candidates in the back during the 2019 General Election. Also, in my view, because the new-ish “Reform UK” is playing the same sort of pseudo-“libertarian” and Brexit tune as did Brexit Party and UKIP before.
The national mood has moved. People want public services that work, not the right to try to become low-tax “entrepreneurs”. What most white British (especially English) people want, but unconsciously, is a form of social-nationalism suited to UK conditions. There is, however, no party even approximating to that.
Looking at that opinion poll, it may be that people are now seriously starting to assess Labour, which is aping most “Conservative” policies and, as someone once parodied Starmer, “we approve of workhouses but they must be run in a fairer way, and more efficiently.”
Rachel Reeves has, over the years, repeatedly said that she would be even harder on the unemployed, sick, and disabled than have been the Con Party governments. She is also a member of Labour Friends of Israel, like Starmer and all his Shadow Cabinet.
On immigration, Labour would allow in even more blacks and browns.
On free speech, Labour would be even more restrictive (hardly surprising, bearing in mind the powerfully poisonous influence of the Jewish lobby on Labour now).
All that, however, does not let Sunak and Con Party off the hook. Many previously Con voters are likely to see the present government as a shambolic mess, and therefore to abstain, or to vote LibDem. That may not result in many (or any) new LibDem MPs, but may have an effect in some Con constituencies.
Likewise, the Reform UK candidates are probably not going to become MPs but may well take votes away from Con Party in marginal constituencies.
It is clear to many that the Government is rubbish, but that the Opposition is also rubbish.
The Conservative Party has never scored as low as 30% in any general election. The closest was in 1997 (30.7%), which resulted in 165 Con MPs (in a slightly larger Commons— 659).
A few percentage points makes a big difference at this level. In 2001, the Con vote was 31.7%, and MPs elected numbered 166, just one more than in 1997, but in 2005 the 32.4% vote-share resulted in 198 Con MPs (in a 646-member House of Commons).
In 2010, David Cameron-Levita’s Con Party achieved only 36.1%, but had elected 306 MPs (out of 650).
The oddity of British elections is shown by the fact that, in 2017, Theresa May’s Con Party achieved 42.3%, yet only had elected 317 Con MPs (out of 650). The devil is very much in the detail.
In 2019, Boris Johnson’s Con Party received a 43.6% vote, not much more than in 2017, but the number of Con MPs jumped to 365.
All the same, once the percentage vote goes below about 35%, the number of MPs elected starts to plummet; below 30% would probably mean fewer than 150 Conservative Party MPs, below 25% a near wipeout.
At 30%, then, the Conservative Party is still just about in the game.
Ludicrously overpaid and completely stupid, uneducated, uncultured, TV drones, applauding NWO/ZOG puppets such as Jacinda Ardern.
Well, this week a fairly easy win over political journalist John Rentoul. He scored, as he puts it, “two and a half” out of 10 (2/10); I trumped that with 5/10.
I did not know the answers to questions 3, 5, 7, and 9, and I award myself also null points for question 1 (I knew that it was a rodent, but could not think of the name; looking at his tweets, seems that John Rentoul was in the same position but awarded himself half a point anyway).
Part of the criticism is that the “Bootstrap Cook” takes monies on the Patreon website while not fulfilling her promises to supply various goods and services to the donors. She is said to make between £2,500 and £6,650 a month in cash (minus website fees) from regular Patreon donations (from 665 regular donors as of today).
That is in addition to a number of other income streams, such as book royalties, paid appearances etc. I presume child benefit/support as well.
The “Bootstrap Cook” is also said to have crowdfunded for monies with which to sue Lee Anderson MP and political commentator Martin Daubney in defamation, (and to have kept and/or spent those monies on herself or her lifestyle). Certainly no libel action has been launched as yet (6 months after threatening tweets by her to that effect).
I presume that, if the matter proceeds beyond the first “mags” appearance in January 2023, that it will go to the Crown Court.
Not sure that I would call someone whose income is £125,000 per year pre-tax, “wealthy“. “Affluent“, maybe. “Much better off than me” certainly, especially after my past decade of “hard-up-ness” and struggle. However, I am not at all sympathetic to people on such a comfortable level of income, looking at the poverty and near-poverty around.
The Conservative Party and Government is useless on the cross-Channel migration-invasion question, but this is mad: how can it be a “solution” to immigration, including the Channel invasion, simply to let almost all of the blacks and browns in “legally”?! That is not a “solution” but another word beginning with “s”— surrender.
I suppose that what the decadent, declining British people (voters) want is not to have to read about the invasion, or see it on TV news.
So long as it takes place fairly quietly, with British towns and cities relatively slowly changing their character with the expanding population of non-whites, many decadent British bien-pensant types will applaud it, and even the less-invested people might accept it, then return to their TV sets, on which they can watch “British” non-white sports teams, watch TV ads where a white family is a rarity in dramas and ads, and so on.
In fact, this is all part of the Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan, the “great replacement” of whites by non-whites throughout Europe. A giant conspiracy by transnational exploiters and evil-doers.
From the simple UK political point of view though, it is clear that the Conservative Party is toast now, and no amount of “spin” from Indian supposed “clever boy” and money-juggler, Sunak, will save it.
What is the agenda behind the agenda?
Thank you, General.
Idiots like that Question Time woman are everywhere on TV etc (less so in real life, though still often found), and are the very gravediggers of our country, and of our whole culture and civilization.
Most “Covid” “cases” are little different than cases of mild colds or influenza anyway. The whole “panicdemic” hysteria was and (to the extent that it still exists) is mad, like one of the Alice in Wonderland situations.
There is a conspiracy of silence in the mass media about this.
Just one example of the crazed “woke” nonsense that has taken over police forces, local authorities, charities etc across the country.
Britain 2022— invaded and pillaged
I used to go to Wood Green Crown Court quite often during my Bar pupillage (1992). Even then, 31 years ago, almost all defendants accused of serious crimes were black.
In the last days of the Roman Empire in the West, “celebrity chefs”, as we now term them, became prominent, as were “celebrity” sportsmen such as gladiators and others. The extreme wealth of the few contrasted with the poverty and penury of the many. Collapse of society became inevitable. Deja vu?
Members of the public are justified in bringing those MPs, ex-MPs, and msm drones who are enemies of the people to justice. “For the welfare of the people is the highest law” [Cicero].
Not that I in any way “supported” the odd little East German state, the DDR, at the time when I saw it (for a couple of days only) in 1988. It had its points (like Cuba) but (also like Cuba) not many…
I recall being driven across the East-West German frontier, in the very south of the DDR, on a sunny afternoon in 1988. A little-used crossing-point.
Border guards, some with automatic weapons. A careful document-check.
The car was almost dismantled, the seats taken out, other areas examined minutely, and a little wheeled mirror used to look under the vehicle (as they used to do at checkpoints in Northern Ireland in the 1970s). Then the seats etc were expertly put back and screwed down, all items previously removed put back into the car, and off we drove. I think that it took an hour or so.
There was not even one other car crossing. There was then a kind of no-man’s land (I think still officially DDR territory), complete with (on both sides) strips of raked sand, high razor wire and, in the middle distance, a huge concrete watch-tower akin to a water-tower or airfield control-tower, from which we were no doubt being scrutinized through powerful binoculars or telescopes. Three barriers in all, I think. Then just open country for a little while.
The West German side was less formal, one man in a little sentry box.
I read that, now that the border is no more, that once-mined and guarded strip is an important conservation zone for animals and birds, a kind of nature reserve. Funny how things change.
“After the Cold War officially ended in 1991, hopes of a warmer co-existence with Russia were gradually snuffed out, culminating in the invasion of Ukraine this year – the first war in Europe since the Second World War.”]
What?! “...the first war in Europe since the Second World War“? What was the Yugoslavian conflict of the 1990s, then? A little localized disagreement? What about the bloody American bombings of Serbia? What were they? Not a war? Just a “police action“, as the Russians now say of Ukraine?
Just as MPs are now generally of very poor quality, so are many who scribble in the newspapers. I should not like to be accused of “bias” by pointing out that many such persons are called Justin, Toby, Allegra or, indeed, Emily, but the fact remains, leaving aside their often-twee names, that many are rather ignorant and also, not infrequently, only semi-literate, despite all having gone to some university or other, and/or having diplomas in journalism.
That journalist might like to note that the coldness that has developed between Russia and the West in the past 20 years has been created, mainly, by both NATO expansionism and, also, the sheer exploitation of Russia by Western interests (and/or Jews) during the 1990s Yeltsin period— and since then as well.
Incidentally, that journalist, Emily Pennink, is no recent graduate, or trainee; she has been a journalist for some 21 years.
I had better not be too rude about her Evening Standard report— she is a black belt —3rd Dan— in karate!
Ah…just looked at her Twitter output: retweeting such as the malicious Jewish “Hope not Hate” snoop organization…
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So “Jack Monroe” claims that she turned up at the Grenfell Fire scene, and then was simply “waved through the police cordon” by a policeman?! That has to be not only untrue but absolutely absurdly so. Did she show her long-expired ID showing her to have been someone who once answered the telephone at some Essex fire station? As an assertion, that is not even slightly plausible.
Yet the “Bootstrap Cook” has her (usually unthinking) supporters, such as one “Jaimi Shrive”, who admits that she knows basically nothing about “Jack Monroe”/”Bootstrap Cook”, yet is willing to insult those public-spirited people such as “@AwfullyMolly”, who have exposed the apparent fakery and, frankly, “grifting” and near-fraud around the subject and by the subject:
The above individual admits that she really knows nothing about the subject in hand, but (perhaps typically of such people) that will not prevent her from having a firm opinion about it!
You would think that someone purporting to hold a quasi-professional position (looking at the Twitter profile) would not make herself look so silly, but there it is…
Just looking at her other tweets: they are silly, pointless. Not worth looking at again.
Many of the hard-core Jack Monroe zealots seem to be of the LGBTQXYZ coterie. As I said in my assessment published 6 weeks ago, few if any are “poor” or “struggling”. It’s a kind of cult.
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[Update, 13 November 2022: I see now that the tweeter “Jaimi Shrive” is connected with a small organization accused (justly or not) of both abusive conduct and “grifting”; see below
The UK is full of these pseudo-professional people and organizations, some of which are outright frauds. In the case of “Jaimi Shrive”, who may or may not actually exist as a real person, her illiterate, stupid and pointless tweets destroy any attempt at credibility].
I might not agree with everything said or done by Jamie Oliver, but I think that he means well most of the time, and he is at least a genuine chef, not someone who calls “themselves” “chef” or at least “cook“, but whose idea of edible food is a few tins of fish, beans, and fruit mixed together, or some other dog’s dinner of a “Mahashma Gandhi”.
I have to admit that I am at least tending to that view myself now.
I have to say that, apart from the thing itself, what I find disturbing is that supposedly “serious” newspapers such as the Guardian and Observer, and numerous journalists from other newspapers, TV etc, have not bothered to seek out the truth, but just accepted the contrived “legend” as genuine, on the nod. The same is true of a few MPs, such as Debbie Abrahams [Lab. Oldham East and Saddleworth https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debbie_Abrahams]
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I do not watch the show, and for me the best entertainment would be if a natural disaster were to happen and they all had to scrabble for their lives for real. I might watch that.
Why is anyone even interested in the views of this individual?
Either stupid and naive, or a stupid racemixing “ho”. Maybe which one she is depends on how much alcohol, or what drugs, she has ingested at any given time.
The Jew-Zionist pack generally shouldbe cleared out of Twitter. They are the ones who, more than all others put together, have almost destroyed free speech on that platform and others, and generally.
It is almost incredible, when you look at it, how the Jewish element in a society is usually the most disruptive, and in the strangest way: having great privilege and money, in some cases fame and fortune (as with Stephen Fry), yet so often with the ingrained wish somewhere inside them to bring down into decay and degradation the same society that has nurtured them.
One side-aspect of that is how many Jews and part-Jews turn, when students, to the most Jewish form, Trotskyism, of an already-Jewish movement or tendency, Marxism. David Cameron-Levita, Peter Hitchens, many others.
In later life, such individuals often go in other directions (look at David Cameron-Levita). A friend of mine met Stephen Fry at a wedding about 30 years ago, and was surprised at how (in his words) very “left-wing” Fry was (I myself never use the “right”/”left” terminology). My friend was a member of the Labour Party at the time.
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Reminds me of how the Jewish actress, Maureen Lipman, has often “threatened” (if such be the bon mot) to leave the UK (which has given her everything) because of supposed “anti-Semitism”, and to go to Israel or California. Somehow, unfortunately, she never quite makes it.
Fry was good in Jeeves and Wooster. In other roles, he disappoints, at least judging from those films etc—admittedly not many— that I have seen. His ham acting as the police inspector in Gosford Park rather spoiled that film for me. Fry overdid the comedy in the “comedy-drama”, in my opinion.
Cultural vandalism. Ukraine is small in geographic size compared to Russia, and has less than a third of the population, but is still a very large country, almost the same geographic size as France. Putting it as kindly as possible, you cannot compare the contribution of Ukraine to world culture, as against that of Russia.
Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Glinka, Glazunov, Myaskovsky, Prokofiev, Shostakovitch, Rachmaninov, Stravinsky, Borodin, Scriabin, to name but a few of the most famous; and that is only in the realm of music. Ukraine’s list is very small by comparison.
I notice that Jews often refer to themselves on Twitter as “J-Twitter“. Maybe the, er, solution here is for them to break away into a kind of Twitter-ghetto (and stay there), leaving non-Jews on the main Twitter able to speak and debate freely without what we might perhaps term “J-interference”…
“...bought a book” but cannot remember which one…because the —no doubt well-meaning, so be it— buyer probably never used the recipes once she realized that the “Jack Monroe” recipes are often “dogs’ dinners” that probably compare badly with prison food…
Eventually, whether it be in 5 years, 10 years, 20 years, the real British people are going to have to support a government that re-establishes law and order, even if it means machinegunning in the street the denizens of the jungle…
Well, that Mayor of Reading looks very different from the slightly grumpy (Labour Party) Mayor of Reading whom I “interviewed” in the rather grand (as I then thought) Mayor’s Parlour with a school friend for a home-made school-holidays “newspaper” when I was about 14, I think in 1971.
The Mayor received us in the Mayor’s offices, which were then by the Museum and St. Laurence’s Church, right in the centre of the town. I see that the local council is now based in a more contemporary building elsewhere.
That mayor was about 60 (I think), with glasses (I think), and was a chemist with a pharmacy in the town somewhere. Not overly friendly (impatient?) once pressed on policy, but it was good of him to agree to see two schoolboys taking up his time, really.
Seeing that tweet by the blondinka who is now the Mayor inspired me to look at the Reading town centre on Google Earth. Very different to what I recall from 1956-1966 childhood, 1970s schooldays (mainly at Reading Blue Coat School, Sonning, near Reading), and a couple of visits in the 1980s.
I see that large areas are now pedestrianized, and that the area near the railway station is also even uglier than it was in the past.
On my last visit to the town, about 15 years ago, I did not need to go into the centre, and was staying on the outskirts, in what I think was a Holiday Inn or similar. In the dark of a winter early evening, and a little tired, I drove into an awkwardly-designed intersection the wrong way (down a no-entry bit), and then compounded my sin by going through a red light and driving off when I saw that the only vehicle around was a police van (wouldn’t you know?!). They chased after me, blue light flashing and siren wailing. I decided that I had to stop, after a short while.
The denouement? I told the officers, one young man, and a girl so young-looking that she might have been a schoolgirl, my story (that I was unfamiliar with the layout etc) and, after a telling-off from the “schoolgirl”, was let off, and allowed to go on my way without even having to go through the boring stuff such as having my licence etc checked (I was fully-compliant with the relevant laws anyway— licence, insurance, MOT etc).
“I show my card in Scotland Yard” (etc)…
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Interesting map, if rather contentious.
London gone? Might by then be a good thing, the way things are going…What really matters is what the population is like. Who knows? The South West might by then be an advanced ethnostate…
Even the largely-“controlled” Spectator has sat up and taken notice. The cartoon should be more menacing, though, to reflect the reality— invasion by economic migrants and/or criminals rather than desperate migration by “refugees”.
It will be recalled by regular readers of the blog that Derbyshire Police performed most ignominiously during the 2020-2021 “panicdemic”, bullying and harassing fell walkers and picnickers. The same force had previously behaved atrociously towards Alison Chabloz (who was at the time resident in the Peak District).
Seems that Derbyshire Police find dealing with real crime rather harder.
Sacked Jew criticizes Elon Musk. Elon Musk therefore cannot be too bad.
In terms of a strict logical syllogism, the above is perhaps a flawed conclusion, but I suspect at least arguable in real terms.
A pack of Zionist Jews finally managed to have me expelled from Twitter in 2018, after years of trying. I wonder whether the Twitter employees involved have now lost their jobs under the Elon Musk cull. I hope so.
Just happened to see this, which was posted months ago:
According to Twitter, a picture of a beautiful wild snow leopard in the Himalayas is “potentially sensitive content“. Mad. Twitter needs a big shake-up.
Also true (from “Simon Brown”).
The Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan (conspiracy) has come out into the open over the past several years. Now, you do not have to wonder about it, you just have to look around you (especially if you live in London or another large city or town, or just watch TV dramas, soaps, ads etc).
“No civil war ever has a single cause. It’s always a multitude of factors that lead to decline and collapse. The current US has several of what the CIA calls “threat multipliers”: environmental crises continue to batter the country, economic inequality is at its highest level since the founding of the country, and demographic change means that the US will be a minority white country within just over two decades. All of these factors tend to contribute to civil unrest wherever they are found in the world.”
According to Wikipedia, about half of the pre-conflict (i.e. pre-February 2022) population had already fled by the end of May 2022. It is not known either how many have fled in the past 6 months or how many now remain in the city.
It is clear that this battle will be of great importance. I find myself wondering whether Putin intends to use tactical (“battlefield”) nuclear weapons to almost destroy the city if it looks like falling to the forces of the Kiev regime. Those Western “experts” who have pronounced say “no” to that idea; Putin’s people also say no. So maybe “no” is the answer. I do feel a little uneasy about the possibility, though.
Does Putin really mean to destroy Kherson if necessary? We do not know.
If Putin’s intent is to destroy one city so as to say to the Kiev regime “I have just destroyed Kherson. Surrender, or Kiev will be next” (in similar fashion as the Americans did in Japan in 1945), that would be a complete gamechanger, and might even bring in NATO on the “Ukrainian” (Kiev regime) side. In that event, the next world war might be, and probably would be, triggered.
What is inescapable is that the high-grade armament given by the USA, UK etc to the forces of the Kiev regime is having a very great effect on the battlefield. Russian forces are very definitely now on the defensive.
Russia is now, after some hesitation, targeting the electrical power and other infrastructure that keeps the Kiev “failed state” going. I expect that to both continue and intensify.
What a horrible bloody mess (as blogged previously). If only the Russian Army, its General Staff, and the GRU had been fit for purpose at the start, the invasion would probably have ended within days and with complete success, particularly had the Jew Zelensky and his cabal been eliminated by what used to be known in Soviet days as “Olympic Spetsnaz” (which may not even exist now— I do not know).
Now, huge numbers of Ukrainian civilians and their companion animals are suffering and many are dying, together with many Russians, partly because the Russians have made such a shambolic mess of all this, and partly because the West is keeping the war going by vast transfers of arms, ammunition, training, medical and other equipment, and sheer money to the Zelensky regime.
If life gives you lemons…
I happened to see something about the “Rogue Trader”, Nick Leeson [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Leeson], who caused a big kefuffle in the mid-1990s, when caught out making unauthorized trades nominally on behalf of Baring’s Bank (which collapsed with massive debts because of him).
Turns out that, after serving over 4 years in Changi Prison, Singapore (2/3 of a nearly-7 year sentence), and having (earlier) written the bestselling Rogue Trader [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rogue_Trader_(book)], he became commercial manager (I had thought, accountant) for an Irish football team, Galway United; then he became CEO of the same club until, some years later, having to resign by reason of the club’s financial difficulties.
I recall having read his book when it came out in 1995 or 1996.
Now, however, like a reformed bank robber advising banks on security, Leeson apparently speaks for fees at seminars, and also after-dinner. Such bookings can be very lucrative (ex-Prime Ministers etc get paid tens of thousands, even hundreds of thousands). Leeson is obviously not going to be in that league, and I am unaware of what he does charge, but it might be a few thousand pounds a time, a couple of times a month. Nice work if you can get it.
After a brief year or so of being a successful stock market trader in the early 1990s, Leeson was stunningly unsuccessful, famously so, and his later time at the Irish football club was hardly crowned with success, but his 1990s notoriety now provides him with a living, perhaps a good one.
The (Jewish) journalist even refers to Jews as “the tribe“.
It occurs to me that the most repulsive MP in that report is not in fact a Jew (though married to a Jewish woman, and with children being brought up as Jewish). No, not Keir Starmer but Robert Jenrick. A complete doormat for Israel and the Jewish lobby.
Indeed. People wanted the migration-invasion “sorted”, as is now said, and they have had enough of big-talking on immigration from “Conservative” ministers, which big talk has led to no or no useful action. Priti Patel the least useful big talker/no action (so far).
Williamson’s job is to shut up, not cause waves, and in return get paid as a Cabinet minister. He has failed even in that.
(with “tactical voting” ticked, Con = 30 seats on the same numbers).
If Reform only get 2%, much the same result, but even were Reform (Farage’s latest vehicle) to get 10%, all that would happen would be Reform getting 1 MP, Con 100, Lab 460, LibDem 14. The FPTP voting system is hard to shift.
Indeed, even were Reform to get 15% (higher than UKIP’s result in 2015), Reform would still only get 1 MP! The big change there, though, would be a further Con collapse, to 37 MPs (Lab 521, LibDems 16).
Even on 20%, Reform would get nowhere.
To really arrive, Reform would have to get to about 25% and take votes from Lab as well as Con. As people now say, “a big ask“.
Personally, I do not believe that the Reform Party agenda of “libertarianism” mixed with some less American elements (support for NHS, opposition to more mass immigration etc) will pull in the punters.
There again, Farage stabbed his own Brexit Party supporters in the back in 2019, and (in lay terms) stole the candidates’ money as well! Who would trust him now?
A more social-national party might succeed, if credible: nationalization of strategic utilities, support for private enterprise otherwise, with taxation of large enterprises greatly increased, and support for a thoroughly reformed —but still free at point of use— health service; law and order, support for proper defence; opposition to the Zelensky regime but humanitarian aid to families and animals in Ukraine, and much closer links to Russia.
The post objected to by “@AwfullyMolly”:
Hard to know what to believe.
Probably not all of it. Possibly none of it. Possibly some of it. I await more information.
One aspect that interests me is that, as others have noticed, hardly any tweeters supporting the “Bootstrap Cook” are actually anywhere near “poor”. Many are decidedly affluent, as can be surmised from their Twitter headlines: CEO this, Director that, author, journalist, food writer on a large newspaper, and so on.
…and that may be only half or a third of her full income.
The extraordinary thing is that quite large numbers of affluent scribblers and others are absolutely vituperative in their self-appointed defence of the “Bootstrap Cook”, as in the example(s) below, in which two employees of the Irish Daily Mail, Tom Doorley (a restaurant critic) and Philip Nolan, jump on someone critical of “Jack Monroe”:
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Toby Young— quintessential “controlled opposition”, like Farage.
The msm, predictably, more concerned about the desperate petrol-bombing apparently carried out by some poor fellow probably driven beyond endurance by the migration-invasion, and by the trashing of his country, than by the fact that very nearly 1,000 of the bastards arrived yesterday alone, many having been ferried across by the disgraced RNLI, Border Force (Farce?), possibly also by Royal Navy etc.
Jewish-lobby puppet Jenrick is all too happy to destroy Britain’s race and culture.
As noted before, most British people are so polite even today. They carefully try to drag the “Just Stop Oil” sub-terrorists out of the road, rather than giving as many as possible a kick in the head, or (as I myself might well have been tempted to do, had I been there) simply rolling slowly over the bastards in my heavy car.
Look at the video clip of the young woman dragging a “protester” bigger than her. Why are others in cars, especially men, not helping her, but just sitting there watching, doing nothing, or nothing beyond hooting their car horns?
No wonder this country is being invaded by migrant-invader untermenschen, no wonder the streets are becoming unsafe in many areas, and no wonder the freeloading bastards at Westminster just continue to exploit us and lie to us, while shoving their snouts deeper into the trough!
This trans nonsense has to stop. Perhaps, as a society, we should be a good deal more “Darwinian” about it all, before our society just sinks into a swamp of hopelessness.
Left to their own devices, the blacks would be back to living in shacks and mud huts within a single generation. Look around the world: Haiti, Liberia etc. Any majority black country, even given white European minority populations, European help and money etc, will decline. It is happening to South Africa now, and has already happened in the rest of black Africa.
Anyone wondering why the Government, the “Opposition”, the various System political parties do nothing but actually encourage mass immigration (including cross-Channel migration-invasion) need only Google “Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan“.
The solution is to stop invaders arriving, even if that means the use of harsh methods. That, and removal of, or elimination of, those already here.
…and are allowed to just do it, apart from a couple of brave passers-by and one security guard who tried to stop these sub-terroristic idiots.
How about “looking after the British people properly“? MPs are almost all useless, weaselling, wastes of space.
Stop talking about the so-called “refugees” as anything other than economic migrants and/or migrant invaders.
As for “war zones”, this is often misleading. When I was in Rhodesia in 1977 (aged 20), the country was called a “war zone”, but the main war (actual shooting, mines in roads etc) was mostly on the borders, particularly the border with Mozambique. In fact, the main battles or large raids took place over the borders, in Mozambique and Zambia.
Most of the country, most of the time, was peaceful, on a day-to-day basis.
The same with Ukraine. Most of Ukraine, most of the time, is not, by any normal designation, a “war zone”. The main fighting is taking place in about 10% of the land area, in the southeast and south.
As a social-national thinker into the future, I cannot and will not accept a non-white as a Cabinet minister, but Suella Braverman is at least saying what most people want to hear on the cross-Channel migration-invasion.
Now when will that be backed up by actions, both to stop the invasion, and to get rid of those already here? Or will Suella Braverman do a “Priti Patel” and be completely useless?
Overall comment on recent political events and on the new Government
For me, one of the major aspects, looking at both the Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak Cabinets is the sheer mediocrity, at best, of the Cabinet ministers appointed by both Truss and Sunak (several appointed by the former have now been reappointed to various offices by the latter).
Here we have a country of 60-70 million inhabitants, a country with a long and distinguished history, and which has produced more for the world, arguably, than most if not all others [including, among hundreds of examples, the Industrial Revolution, trains, hovercraft, jet aircraft, radar, modern sanitation etc], and the best our political system can throw up (so to speak) is this pack of idiots? In the old Private Eye caricature of the newspaper editor Bill Deedes [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Deedes], “shome mishtake, shurely?“.
Brexit was badly mishandled. How to save it? First thing is to stop arms, ammunition, and money going from the pockets of British taxpayers to the dictatorial regime of the Jew Zelensky in Kiev.
Second necessary thing is for Britain to withdraw trade sanctions against Russia, restore full trade links and, also very important, cultural links. This will benefit Britain hugely, especially now that the EU, USA, and other states have pledged to intensify trade sanctions. An open field for British commerce, with little competition.
Third thing would be to distance the UK from NATO.
In return, I have no doubt that Russia would supply gas at cost, or even below cost, to the UK; a direct pipeline could be constructed. Britain would thereby stave off both energy shortages and high prices.
The above would not, of itself, solve the problems in dealing with the EU single market, but would mitigate them.
I have discussed previously on the blog that “Jimmy Carr Destroys Art” show, created by Jews at Channel 4, and featuring grinning little monkey and tax evader/avoider Jimmy Carr. Don’t want to waste any time on the bastard today.
Incidentally, though, perhaps I should add that I despise the concept and actuality of Jimmy Carr Destroys Art for wider reasons than simply because one of the works of art destroyed was by Adolf Hitler.
I would not, for example, want to destroy Jewish art, such as the works of Chagall, or even the degenerate contemporary “art” of moneygrubbing “artists” such as Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin, who are not Jewish themselves, but their work heavily promoted by the wealthy and well-connected Jew, Charles Saatchi: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Saatchi.
Actually, the German Reich did not, as a rule, destroy what it considered “degenerate” and/or Jewish art; it actually held exhibitions of it, as educative for the people.
Exactly. The Jews at Channel 4 who are behind Jimmy Carr Destroys Art, and the “woke”/”antifa”/Jews/etc who watch it and like it, just want to go “ha ha! That’s one relic of ‘Nazism’ gone!“. It panders to a love of destructiveness, especially on the part of the Jew-Zionist element.
Even those who, like me, commend the basic principle behind National Socialism, would not (I certainly would not) say that Hitler’s youthful paintings are “great art”. They are mostly no more than competent. There is no argument for destroying them, however.
As for Eric Gill, a perverse person, but his art is interesting and also significant for its role in its time period. You could say much the same of many great artists of the recent and further past.
In the end, there will be only one way to eliminate the evil “woke”/”antifa” etc from society.
I applaud mercy on the part of sentencing judges, in principle, but not when justice itself is cast aside.
Look at that non-sentence, very typical of today.
It sometimes “seems” that, unless the case is one of murder or terrorism, or tweeting/blogging a few criticisms of the Jewish influence in the UK (eg in the cases of Alison Chabloz or Jez Turner), it is all but impossible to get imprisoned in the UK, no matter what you do to other people.
When I was living intermittently in New Jersey in the early 1990s, I was invited to lunch by American friends of someone I knew at the Bar in London. The three Americans were all partners of a small law firm specializing in shipping and insurance.
When I arrived at their office in downtown Manhattan, near Wall Street, a small group was just leaving, including a bearded Jew wearing a skullcap.
The American lawyers explained that that group had been there in connection with a matter involving insurance, in which matter the people I was visiting were on the other side. The bearded one was said to be a rabbi, who owned commercial property in Brooklyn. I was surprised. I was unaware that Jew rabbis were allowed to own, or did own, business enterprises.
My American hosts laughed and told me that the rabbi was suspected of having had the building in question torched for the insurance. “We call it Jewish lightning!“, they explained.
My religious education was enriched further by another encounter at that office: I met another lawyer who came in and had a cross on his forehead, marked out in ash. I asked what that was, and was told that it was to do with Lent in the Eastern Orthodox church, the lawyer concerned being a Lebanese Christian [https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/article/meaning-cross-ashes-ash-wednesday]. New York City, the melting pot…
I had never seen that (the marking of the forehead), nor even heard of it, previously.
A memorable day also for the interesting lunch that followed, held at an old New York club (I think not now in existence, though), called the New York Drug and Chemical Club, and founded by the leaders of those industries a century or more before, but now situate 50 or more floors up in a skyscraper. Interesting to eat clams and drink Bloody Mary cocktails as the odd helicopter slid by the window (silently), en route to the East River Heliport. A New York experience not had by most visitors to the city.
A year or two later, I hosted the same Americans when they came to London on business. We went to the unique (and now also closed down) Luba’s Bistro at Yeoman’s Row, Knightsbridge, one of my regular haunts back then.
Bring your own wine, beer, or vodka, and enjoy their unchanging 1950s menu, an eclectic mix of Russian, Polish, Ukrainian, Georgian, and a bit of French, all consumed in a crowded restaurant where you would be seated near (and I do mean near) the next table of diners, who might be anything from a Church of England canon (accompanied by young blonde wife) who was “an honorary archimandrite of the Eastern Orthodox Church” (overheard by my then girlfriend), to Soviet types who might or might not have been spies of some sort.
Happy days (I suppose).
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Of all the ways governments have wasted money in the past, the “panicdemic” nonsense, and particularly the “Test and Trace” nonsense was the most egregious; almost unbelievable.
As previously blogged, if the Triple Lock is abandoned, then the 60+ age group population of voters will probably abandon the Conservative Party en bloc.
Unbelievably, Gavin Williamson, one of the most stupid MPs of the lot, is back in government, this time as “Minister without Portfolio”. I think that he is a freemason, perhaps of some rank. Nothing else explains why he is even an MP.
A reminder that “Labour” has become as much of a bad joke as the fake “Conservatives”.
As to Eddie Izzard, that creature apparently intends to seek selection as a candidate at the next general election, perhaps for a seat in Sheffield. His prominence as entertainer will probably ensure an easy victory.
If someone, not even from the 1960s or 1970s, but as recently as the 1990s, were suddenly to land in the Britain of 2022, he or she (not “he/she” or “they“) would find much of this country pretty mad, as well as very much in decline in most ways.
The National Trust, like the RNLI and most big charities and institutions, is now riddled with traitors of all sorts in high positions.
Mark Twain had it first and best: “there are lies, damned lies, and statistics“…
Someone can be “competent” to “run the economy”, and increase GDP etc, but if the benefits of that strong economy go almost entirely to the richest 20%, 10%, 5%, 1% (and in the UK it is mainly the 1%), then who can blame the other (as it might be) 99% of the population for saying “screw it! I don’t care!“(?).
I am reminded of the middle-aged man before the Brexit Referendum who was asked by a reporter whether he would change his Leave stance if he were convinced that Brexit would damage the economy. His answer? “I don’t really care…it’s only me and the dog“…
“Nearly” a failed state?! Absolutely a failed state. It has been for most if not all of its 31-year history.