Category Archives: by-elections

Diary Blog, 23 July 2022

Afternoon music

[Aldo Balding, Couche de Soleil, Gruissan]

On this day a year ago

Saturday quiz

Well, this week I did no better than political journalist John Rentoul; we both scored 7/10. I did not know the answers to questions 6, 7, and 8.

Tweets seen

In reality, she never had much of a “medical career” anyway: academically qualified in 2010, but worked as a hospital doctor for only a couple of years before starting to train as a psychiatrist, then abandoning that to set up a campaign group which, inter alia, sells things such as useless cloth facemasks.

She has admitted that she makes her small son wear a facemask even in empty parks. Overall, a kind of crank.

Not that she is completely wrong about the NHS, but has no solutions other than more money given to it. Trouble is, the NHS is to a high degree mismanaged. Many of the problems of the NHS are nothing to do with its funding but more to do with its maladministration. Anyone who has experienced, even as member-of-the-public observer, what hospitals are like now, knows that. It is a pity, because so many (albeit not all) NHS doctors, nurses and paramedics are so competent, and indeed so caring.

That “lions led by donkeys” aspect is also true of many other parts of British life, in fact: armed forces, police, local government etc.

Reverting to the facemask nonsense, there are (as noted in other recent blog posts), even now, some cranks and neurotics who are continuing to wear them. I saw a crazy-looking middle-aged woman only a few days ago in the local Waitrose, wearing her muzzle while buying cigarettes at the kiosk.

Where does one start? First of all, if she were really concerned about being infected by the dreaded “Covid”, or for that matter about infecting the unmasked shoppers (99% of those shopping), she would not even be there, but would be at home, and ordering her necessities online.

Secondly, if she were that concerned about her health and welfare, she would not be smoking (yes, she may have been buying for someone else, but probably not).

You can probably say that 99% of facemask-wearers now are cranks, neurotics, or other persons with some psychological problem, or people so stupidly unthinking that they have internalized the System propaganda of the past couple of years.

Personally, I favour an NHS-style “free at point of use” health service, however provided, but one that works properly.

More news about the “Royal Mulatta”

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-11040597/RICHARD-KAY-Megans-eye-popping-new-biography.html

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What goes around comes around.

The NWO basis for the present msm/political support for “Ukraine” (the Kiev regime) is patent.

Conservative Party leadership contest

Since when was Boris-idiot a “prized election-winner“? He (or rather his party when under his leadership) won one general election— 2019. Since then, the record on by-elections and local elections has been no more than mediocre, if that.

Penny Mordaunt was not particularly interesting as potential Prime Minister, but she evidently appealed more to the voters than do Liz Truss and/or Rishi Sunak.

Penny Mordaunt will now sink without trace. She only fell into the position of being a serious contender by accident, chance, or Fate, that is out of a concatenation of special circumstances. I doubt that she will be more than a junior minister at any future time.

It is clear that neither Rishi Sunak nor Liz Truss appeal to many voters. Fortunately for them, the same can be said of the Labour Party.

Of course, it is true that both main System parties are just “ZOG” [“Zionist Occupation Government”] and signed up to the “NWO” [“New World Order”] agenda, but that does not mean that lesser political differences do not matter.

Edward Heath was a very different prime minister than his successor, Margaret Thatcher, despite them both belonging to the same party. The same would obviously have been the case between the prime ministership of David Cameron-Levita and (had he ever become PM) David Davis. Compare also Corbyn, with Starmer, let alone Theresa May or “Boris” Johnson.

On the international level, politics matters and differences in basic ideology lead to very different results: you only have to look at South Korea and North Korea, or the 1948-1989 Germany: DDR (East) v. Bundesrepublik (West). I myself have never seen (either) Korea, but certainly saw both East and West Germany in the 1980s. Big difference.

My present feeling is that a hung Parliament is the likely result of any general election, even were it to be held right now, but one may not be held until late 2024.

Late tweets

Exactly. Both main System parties (and the smaller hanger-on System parties, such as LibDems, SNP, Plaid Cymru etc) are guilty. They all caused, or helped to cause, Britain’s slow-motion train crash.

Ha. Reminds me of when my first wife, an American, told me of what a fellow-member of her gym in New Jersey told her of a similar encounter.

Apparently, that woman, a uniformed female police officer, had arrested a prostitute on various charges. The arrested woman was compliant and was just making a statement at the police station when she, without warning, bit the policewoman hard on the wrist, drawing blood. The policewoman was so shocked and in pain that she struck the arrested woman with the back of her other hand. Only once, but really hard.

That was the totality of the incident, but the policewoman had a nervous wait until the result of an HIV test came in. There was also the possibility that the woman struck might make a complaint (I do not know whether she ever did).

I remember meeting that officer once or twice about that time. A beautiful blonde, like those sometimes seen in American TV cop dramas.

Very true, but it is pointless telling that to most of the “save our NHS” types, because most of them are also signed up to the “refugees welcome” and pro-mass immigration viewpoints; not to mention the “Covid” hysteria, “lockdowns”, facemask nonsense etc (that caused much of the —planned and deliberately caused— present or upcoming privations). Dim people.

I am a socialist, but a white man first” [Jack London]

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Diary Blog, 7 July 2002

Afternoon music

[Charles Eduard Perugini, Pandora’s Box]

On this day a year ago

Boris-idiot. What now?

My view at present is that Boris-idiot, ever the black rat, is struggling to find a way to survive and thrive.

“Boris” (Alexander Johnson) has resigned, or pledged to resign, as Conservative Party leader, but not (yet, at time of writing) as Prime Minister.

I do not know whether he would be permitted to stand for Conservative Party leader at any MPs’ election this year. That would depend on the rules laid down now or (if different) later on.

I suppose that if he is able to put himself forward again for election, there is a slight chance that he might end up as one of the top two; then the matter would be put to Conservative party members, many of whom are stupid enough to support him, even now.

It says something about the UK in 2022 , not just about the Conservative Party but also about the whole pseudo-democratic process, that the leading contenders to replace “Boris” are idiots such as Liz Truss, nobodies such as Penny Mordaunt, and various “ethnics” such as Sunak, Javid, even corrupt Kurd Zahawi etc.

One is sometimes tempted to echo, with necessary changes, the words of Savinkov in Reilly, Ace of Spies: “Poles, Czechs…where are the RUSSIANS?“, or in this case, “Jews, part-Jews, Kurds, Pakistanis, Indians…where are the ENGLISH?“.

I see that the opinion polls have the Labour Party 10 points ahead now. Maybe so, but once “Boris” is ditched, and assuming that some relatively uncontroversial figure is chosen to replace him, the voting public may look at Labour with more scrutiny.

Do the voters really want Jew-lobby or Israel-lobby puppets such as Starmer, Yvette Cooper, Rachel Reeves, Angela Rayner (for God’s sake!) to be in positions of power? They are less wedded to the Welfare State than Johnson! When or if the public think about it, I think that the answer, for many, will be negative about “Labour”.

Labour is a party without a purpose now, arguably even more than the Conservative Party. What would Labour give, directly, to voters, say “floating voters” (who are now hugely more numerous than in the historical past of the years 1945-1997)? The “Boris” government has almost thrown money at various groups during 2020-2022 and, while it fell down by abandoning, temporarily, the State Pension “triple lock” that is now coming back, thus (?) ensuring the loyalty of many pensioners.

As I have been blogging, recent by-elections, though bad for the Conservative Party, have been even worse for Labour. Even the 2021 by-election at Batley and Spen, won by thick-as-two-short-planks communitarian “Labour” candidate Kim Leadbeater, was only won by one point.

The Labour vote (yes, partly by reason of tactical voting) has collapsed in other recent by-elections.

In any general election this year, I would expect a lot of protest voting, and also quite a lot of abstention, both in former Labour and Conservative voter-ranks.

I doubt that Labour can win a majority in the House of Commons. Whether it could cobble together a “confidence and supply” arrangement with the SNP is an open question. The SNP might demand another “Indyref”, but in a sense, Labour can grant that easily enough, now that sentiment north of the border seems to be moving against (pseudo) Independence.

A hung Parliament seems at present the most likely result.

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Since 2010, the Darren Grimes/Tom Harwood types have exercised almost absurd influence in and around the now-misnamed “Conservative” Party. They really should flounce off. Controlled opposition, completely under the (((usual))) toxic influence.

Yet another (((controlled opposition))) gay media type pretending to be a populist anti-System type: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Wootton.

Ukraine blues

It strikes me that one person who will regret the departure of Boris-idiot will be the Jew Zelensky, who has been given a great deal by the Downing Street oaf, and promised a great deal more.

Naturally, the NWO will continue to prop up the Kiev regime, but “Boris” made it a major part of his “Poundland Churchill” routine. Zelensky had “Boris” over a barrel and, (((typically))) tried to extract more and more from his victim.

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Beth Rigby is absurd, very poor indeed; about the same low level as Laura Kuenssberg. These mediocrities get paid hundreds of thousands a year. Why?

Incidentally, re. Laura Kuenssberg’s parents and grandparents, I saw this:

In 1941, [Ekkehard von] Kuenssberg married Constance Hardy, with whom he had been a medical student at Edinburgh. They lived at Canonmills and had two sons and two daughters. They later moved out of the city to Haddington, East Lothian. In retirement, Kuenssberg suffered from Parkinson’s disease and cancer. He died in December 2000.[2]

In 1940, [Ekkehard von] Kuenssberg’s mother was living in Heidelberg and was registered as Jewish.[6] His father died in Germany in 1941, and his mother then lived at Finstergrün Castle until the end of the war. She survived her husband until 1977, reaching the age of 94.[3]

One of [Ekkehard von] Kuenssberg’s sons is Professor Nick Kuenssberg OBE, whose children include the diplomat Joanna Kuenssberg, a former High Commissioner to Mozambique, and Laura Kuenssberg, former political editor of BBC News.[3][7]

So Laura Kuenssberg’s paternal grandmother was Jewish, and was registered in National Socialist Germany as Jewish, yet lived (unmolested, and not arrested, nor detained, nor deported to a camp etc) throughout the Second World War, most of which she spent, as a paying guest, in a castle in Austria: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finstergr%C3%BCn_Castle.

If you were to believe the usual Jewish/Zionist propaganda, you would assume (wrongly) that all Jews were ruthlessly hunted down by SS or Gestapo, and then deported somewhere. Not so.

[Burg Finstergrün; photo: Arne Müseler]

Well, given that the UK msm is basically Jew-Zionist-dominated, they could hardly tell the truth, and call “Boris”-idiot “a part-Jew/Levantine public entertainer whose jokes now fall flat“, could they?

Ha ha. Anyone who has read my blog over the past 5+ years will have received, if I say so myself who shouldn’t, a far better and higher level of analysis than that pumped out by System msm drones such as Laura Kuenssberg and Beth Rigby.

That idiot is from South America (though of English background and schooling). I suppose that one should not assume that he is snorting white powder. A facade of intellect and erudition, yet he comes out with untrue rubbish as seen above

Incidentally, I have never seen or heard anything in the slightest “brilliant” from Boris-idiot. Au contraire.

I suppose it would be churlish to speculate as to whether the descendant of the one on the left may have, 100+ years on, stabbed or mugged the descendant of the one on the right, or replaced said descendant in his own homeland?

A thought out of season, nothing more…

In that, at least, I agree with Hannan.

“KGB” fantasies

Labour are going with the “Boris met a former KGB officer” stuff. Well, far be it from me to defend Boris-idiot, but so what if he did? I myself met a “former KGB officer” a few times in the early/mid 1990s; he even lunched with me once or twice at Lincoln’s Inn. “Ed”, like many others, had morphed into a businessman and, as far as I know, was no longer engaged in espionage but was, like most people, just trying to make a living in a more or less ordinary way. Does that mean that I also am suspect? I think not.

The Soviet Union ceased to exist, even formally, over 30 years ago.

Yvette Cooper is another MP-idiot, as well as a fraudster, expenses cheat, “refugees welcome” hypocrite, and mouthpiece for the Jewish lobby and Israel (oh, and a would-be dictator). Another good reason not to vote for fake “Labour”, in fact.

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I assessed Andrea Jenkyns a few years ago on the blog, but was too kind (always my weakness) to include her in my “Deadhead MPs” series, which is, arguably, where she belongs: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/05/21/the-andrea-jenkyns-story/.

Late tweets

Boris-idiot has not been punished at all. He must be punished.

Zelensky will go; maybe “Boris” will also…go.

Priti Patel should also…go…

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Diary Blog, 2 July 2022

Morning music

[David Gabitashvili, Summer in Sukhumi]

On this day a year ago

Saturday quiz

Well, 7/10 this week, once again easily beating political journalist John Rentoul, who scored only 3/10. I did not know the answers to questions 5, 6, and 9.

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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Coates]
[Windsor Castle]

Jessica Simor

I see that the tiny but well-funded Jew-Zionist cabal known as “Campaign Against AntiSemitism” [“CAA”] has now turned its attention (attempted bullying and/or intimidation) to Jessica Simor Q.C.: see https://antisemitism.org/caa-submits-complaint-against-barrister-who-declared-on-twitter-i-hope-no-jew-will-stay-silent-on-this/.

I have in the past criticized on my blog, though I hope mainly humorously, Jessica Simor, a strong opponent of Brexit, an equally strong supporter of the EU, and a one-time candidate for political-joke party, Change UK. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Change_UK].

A fairly typical well-heeled Hampstead pseudo-liberal.

Having said that, I think that Jessica Simor has the right to say or tweet more or less anything she likes on social, political, religious, racial, scientific, or historical topics; as I do, or should do.

Incidentally, Jessica Simor never said a word to defend my free speech rights, neither when a pack of Jews calling themselves “UK Lawyers for Israel”, closely connected to (almost identical with) the “Campaign Against AntiSemitism”, complained about me to the Bar Standards Board, which is now the Bar “regulator”, nor since that time.

As a result of that malicious Jewish/CAA complaint, I was disbarred (as it now turns out, not only wrongfully but actually unlawfully) in late 2016, some 8 years after I had in fact given up Bar practice.

I had not practised law for 6 years prior to the Jews’ complaint (2014), and for 8 years prior to the actual Bar Disciplinary Tribunal hearing (late 2016).

The complaint against me to the BSB was (((typically))) both malicious and vindictive, and aimed at a wider strategy of expanding Jew-Zionist influence and control over all professional regulatory bodies in the UK. A couple of the Jews involved were quoted in newspapers after my disbarment, crowing about their triumph, and about their strategy generally.

My experience in respect of the above is contained, in part at least, in this post from my blog: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/09/the-slide-of-the-english-bar-and-uk-society-continues-and-accelerates/.

See also: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3881726/Barrister-thrown-profession-anti-Semitic-tweets.html; and https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/barrister-ian-millard-disbarred-over-anti-semitic-tweets_uk_58134c3ee4b04660a438f7da.

The “CAA” Jews have continued to make all sorts of (((typically))) malicious complaints about me over the years, some under CAA aegis, some while posing as private Jewish “victims”. Examples? See, for example, https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/13/when-i-was-a-victim-of-a-malicious-zionist-complaint/, a malicious complaint against me to tame Essex police, and made to co-incide with that Bar Tribunal hearing. “They” obviously wanted, metaphorically, not only a pound of my flesh but also my blood or, to put it less poetically, to pile pressure onto me, relentlessly (as they hoped).

The CAA goblin responsible for the Essex complaint should have been prosecuted for wasting police time but was not. I suppose he just had to stand a few rounds of drinks down at “the lodge” later. He’s still at it now (see below).

That complaint failed, but the “CAA” goblins did not give up. As recently as last year, 2021, I had to bat away one of the same pack of Jews who have been plotting against me for years: see https://ianrobertmillard.org/2022/01/15/diary-blog-15-january-2022-including-an-outline-of-the-failure-of-the-latest-jew-zionist-attempt-to-prosecute-me/.

As I said above, Jessica Simor (whom I had thought was herself Jewish or part-Jewish) is now in the gun-sights of the CAA cabal. They do attack Jews, in fact, if said Jews say anything, however slight, that criticizes Israel, Zionism, or typical Jewish behaviour. Jews persecuted by the “CAA” have included, inter alia, the jazz musician Gilad Atzmon, and the journalist Mira bar-Hillel.

[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilad_Atzmon; and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilad_Atzmon#Libel_case; and https://pressgazette.co.uk/mira-bar-hillel-says-fellow-uk-based-jewish-journalists-wont-speak-out-against-israel-fear/].

So there it is. Jessica Simor and her fellow denizens of the Bar never said a word to defend my free speech rights, but I am defending hers despite that. I am content to occupy, yet again, the moral high ground…

#MoralHighGround.

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Is that tweeter suggesting that Jews own Hollywood? What a terrible “antisemitic trope”…

He will have the “CAA” goblins on his tail…

I think that I prefer my own analysis (see above, near top).

As I said a year ago, Kim Leadbeater is a useless System-approved drone, who has done (as predicted) precisely nothing for the people who voted Labour in that by-election, which she only won by about 1 point anyway.

“Boris”-idiot has pretty much trashed the chances of the Conservative Party, but I detect no enthusiasm at all in the public mind for the sort of System-Labour represented by Jewish-lobby puppet Starmer, and Labour-label drone MPs such as Kim Leadbeater.

The public are left with no party they really like. Ergo, step in the meaningless LibDems, as “dustbin party”, and/or fake “alternative”. I regret that there simply is no social-national alternative at present.

…and the cross-Channel migration-invasion is only a tiny part of the full migration-invasion by all routes.

Britain 2022— a dustbin full of trash.

Halal and kosher are both cruel and backward habits or customs of —speaking very generally— cruel and backward peoples, but we should not be too quick to cast the first stone: our own European methods of slaughter of animals are also often cruel or brutal. We should do what we can to make the death of food animals much easier, less frightening, less painful, if we are going to continue, as a society, to consume meat.

One notices on Twitter the desperate urge of many to play the “victim”, as in “whine whine, I tested positive for Covid, whine whine“. Some of the Jews on Twitter are really hysterical about it, and some non-Jews are just as absurd.

I never liked Anne Diamond anyway. The sort of person who is (or was) on TV mainly because she knows (or knew) people. Opinionated but not at all educated.

Is he the one who later got so fed up with her that he slapped her, and she called the police? I think it may have been. Somewhere in Oxfordshire about 30 years ago. I think that the slapper (him, I mean, not her) got a police caution for the admitted offence.

I had no idea that Anne Diamond was still alive, let alone still on TV (even if only on GB News which, like most people, I have never watched, even once).

Background information: https://www.thefreelibrary.com/THE+FIRST+WIFE+OF+MIKE+HOLLINGSWORTH%2C+54%2C+BREAKS+HER+15-YEAR+SILENCE…-a065120672; and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3103999/I-ve-old-fool-says-Anne-Diamond-s-ex-12-weeks-marriage-cost-home-100k-Jack-Russell.html.

Makes you wonder, about the well-paid (read “bribed”) cretins who retail NWO/ZOG propaganda to the masses.

System-approved drones yap on about “diversity” (which means no white people, or maybe just a few token whites).

Layla Moran, the bucktoothed “pansexual” LibDem MP, who got away, years ago, with slapping, punching, and kicking her then boyfriend. What a load of trash inhabits the Palace of Westminster these days.

Ukraine: latest news from the main current battle area

As predicted on the blog in recent days and weeks, the Russian forces are slowly but surely consolidating their advantage. Once the present battle-area is brought under control, thought can be given to taking and occupying the whole of Ukraine east of the Dnieper.

Late tweets

Claudia Webbe is so thick it isn’t true…Can you believe that a ridiculous idiot like that was ever thought suitable to be an MP? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claudia_Webbe. Still, she will be out of the Commons, probably grifting on a lower level, and playing the race card, after the next general election.

Diary Blog, 24 June 2022, with analysis of the Tiverton and Honiton by-election result

Morning music

[Shishkin, Before the Storm]

On this day a year ago

Tiverton and Honiton by-election

A stunning reversal for the misnamed Conservative Party. The result: LibDems 53.1%; Conservatives 38.6%, Labour 3.7%, Green 2.5%, Reform UK 1.1%, UKIP 0.6%, Heritage 0.4%, For Britain 0.3%.

The victor, one Richard Foord, is an ex-officer so obscure that, so far, all that Wikipedia can say about him is that he is “a retired Army major who works in a university“.

[Update, same day: Wikipedia has now augmented its profile— https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Foord].

Unpacking the result, this was always, and obviously, going to be between the Conservatives, who had held the seat since it was created in 1997, and the LibDems, with most msm “experts” forecasting, until Election Day itself, a modest Conservative Party win. Even prior to 1997, the area broadly covered by the constituency had been Con since 1923.

The LibDems put out a huge effort on the ground, I have read.

The Conservative vote-share almost halved, from 60.2% in 2019 to 38.6% at the by-election. Still it shows what a deeply pro-Con constituency Tiverton and Honiton still is, that nearly 40% of those who voted were still willing to vote Con despite Boris-idiot and his Cabinet of Clowns, and despite the former MP having stepped down after having been caught viewing porn in the Chamber of the House of Commons during a Commons debate.

Those who voted“…ay, there’s the rub. Little more than half of eligible voters turned out to vote (or sent in postal votes). The turnout in 2019 was about 80%. Conclusion: a very large number of former Conservative voters abstained, unwilling to vote LibDem but also unwilling to vote Con. 2019— nearly 36,000 Con votes; 2022— approx. 16,000 Con votes. Boris-idiot must be the main reason for the turning-away by former Con voters, though the peccadillo of the smug farmer who was until recently the MP was another factor, almost certainly.

The Conservative candidate (a woman, after the former male MP’s peccadillo; the thinking is so obvious, you can almost see the Con wheels turning) was a poor candidate; indeed, “thick as two short planks”, like so many State schoolteachers today, but that had little to do with the result.

The previous LibDem high point was in 2001 (35.8%).

What we have here is widespread dissatisfaction and indeed disgust at the present Boris-idiot misgovernment, which resulted at the by-election in much voter-abstention, probably much switching from Con to LibDem, and some tactical voting by those who might formerly have voted Labour.

For me, the most interesting aspect has been the collapse of the Labour vote.

The aforementioned tactical voting no doubt had much to do with the fall in Labour support from 19.5% to 3.7%.

The fall in numerical terms was even more stark— 11,654 Labour votes in 2019 compared to a mere 1,562 at the by-election, out of a total eligible electorate of about 76,000. The same candidate, too.

Interestingly, Labour’s highest vote-share in the constituency was not in the peak Blair years of 1997 or 2001 but in 2017, when Corbyn was Labour Party leader. 27.1%.

The lowest Labour share before this by-election came in 2010 (8.9%).

This is not, by any stretch, a good result for Jew-lobby or Israel-lobby puppet Keir Starmer. Even in 2019, the same Labour candidate managed 19.5%, over five times better than at this by-election. Some of the fall was no doubt by reason of (arguably) intelligent tactical voting; not all, though.

The four pseudo-national parties standing only managed 2.3%, taking all four together (Reform UK being top, at 1.1%).

Conclusion? “Conservatives” despised, and fake “Labour” also despised. As to the LibDem victors, as on previous occasions they have managed to present themselves as some kind of alternative, in the absence of a real one.

Wakefield by-election

The Wakefield by-election requires less analysis. The Labour candidate won easily. Factors were the imprisonment of the former (Con) MP for sexual assault on boys, and the general disenchantment with the Boris-idiot government, in a constituency which has returned Labour MPs since 1932, with the exception of 2019.

The high point for Labour was 1966 (65.39%). Sometimes, however, the margin of victory has been narrow. In recent decades, the Labour vote has been in general but slow decline. Even this by-election resulted in only 47.9%, about the same level as in most recent general elections.

It seems clear that, while the Labour vote-share did increase from 2019 (47.9% from 39.8%), that increase is quite modest. The Conservative decrease was rather greater. Seems that abstentions of former Con voters, rather than switches to Lab, were the drivers here.

As for the plethora of other candidates, only a local Pakistani independent saved his deposit (7.6%). The Yorkshire Party managed 4.3%.

The five broadly “nationalist” or pseudo-nationalist candidates got about 5% as a bloc, the top being Reform UK, on 1.9%, the lowest being Jayda Fransen, standing as Independent, with 0.1% (23 actual votes, out of a turnout of 27,466).

Labour will no doubt hail the Wakefield by-election result as “the Red Wall coming home” or some such. I think not. The Labour result was unspectacular in all the circumstances. I note that the Labour candidate was white English (albeit gay, so ticking at least one “woke” box). It may be that many English voters voted for him partly on the basis that he is white (Wakefield is about 90% white).

The two by-election results will be an unwelcome if not unexpected blow to Boris-idiot, who is hiding in Rwanda (presumably unable to find a fridge this time).

All the same, Labour’s performance has been pretty underwhelming; dull in Wakefield, and (despite the tactical voting aspect) disastrous in Tiverton/Honiton.

I should say that, if the Conservative Party can ditch Boris-idiot, and then somehow manage to find a leader at least not completely hopeless, they might well be able to fend off a Labour victory in 2023 or 2024.

Some good news for once

The world is not without kind people” [Russian proverb].

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What a bad joke news such as that displayed above makes of a century of “Irish nationalism”. Sinn Fein members on their knees for “Black Lives Matter” nonsense, masked, muzzled, and pathetic; and Ireland ruled by a gay half-Indian. De Valera must be spinning in his boggy grave.

As already said herein, the idiot posing as Prime Minister was unable to find a fridge in which to hide, so went to Rwanda.

Jesus H. Christ! Are they day-trippers, or did they just land in rubber boats?

…and that includes serving the Jew-Zionist lobby, eg in the UK.

…and all that can be done is to talk about it online…

Ukraine

https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2022/jun/24/russia-ukraine-war-zelenskiy-hails-eu-decision-russian-forces-encircle-troops-in-lysychansk-kyiv-officials-say-live-news

Russian has taken Severodonetsk. Ukrainian troops still alive and not captured have withdrawn.

We hear less now from msm (and UK military) mediocrities about how Ukraine is winning the war etc. Reality is breaking through, gradually.

Hard to believe the number of “bring it on” idiots in the UK, whose “analysis” seems to consist of “if we get hit, so does Russia“, as if that makes the incineration of their own homes, families and way of life (and themselves) somehow OK, because people in Russia will die too. Of course, they are brainwashed by warmongering propaganda, as were their ancestors in 1939 and 1914 (etc). That, however, was before the nuclear missile had been invented.

Ukraine is not our fight. Ukraine has only been a “state”, a more or less “failed state”, for 30 years. It is shambolic, corrupt, Jew-ridden to the core, and is no “free” “democracy”. The existing “government” of the Jew Zelensky has no legitimacy, and has arrested, and even shot, its most significant opponents. Eleven or more political opposition parties have been closed down by force. Its citizens are among the poorest in Europe, too.

Britain has no historical or other ties to Ukraine, either.

This is a full-on NWO/ZOG strategic and propaganda operation.

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When I was in the USA in the early 1990s, I was struck by the fanatical feminism that pervaded the society, and which fanatically supported abortion. Both connected trends were largely if not entirely triggered, from the late 1950s, by Jewish women writers and “activists”. “They” always seem to be at the forefront of the collapse of white Western societies. They try to do the same in Russia but have encountered pushback.

Again, “they” are at the forefront of support for and organization of the migration invasion.

Ha ha! Send those idiots at Glastonbury to the Eastern Front! “Diesen Befehl kommt direkt vom Fuhrer!“…

Well, one can dream…

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

Diary Blog, 23 June 2022, with some more thoughts about “Boris”-idiot, the misnamed Conservatives, and Labour.

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On this day a year ago

The clown presently posing as Prime Minister of the UK

Pretty damning, though nothing I have not seen previously. In fact there exists far more information, and greatly more detail.

As I have blogged repeatedly since 2019 or 2018, Johnson has weaponized his own lack of integrity, decency and —yes— ability. People do not actually expect Boris-idiot to behave honestly, or even with basic decency, let alone to know how to be a real Prime Minister of this country.

That lack of expectation in respect of the clown “Boris”, on the part of the voters (and the very aged and blinkered Conservative Party “grass roots”), is like a suit of armour for Johnson; they actually do not expect the clown to fulfil his office and role properly.

Any further or worse scandal which may turn up will have little impact, for the reasons stated above.

There is another aspect: the sheer dullness and lack of edge to the Labour Party now, the supposed Opposition.

Under Corbyn, whatever his lack of education and/or ability, Labour offered an alternative in many respects. Not everyone wanted or liked the alternative offered, but it was offered. Now? No alternative.

Starmer is, as I said from the beginning of his tenure, as dull as ditchwater, but the Jewish lobby wanted to get rid of supposedly “anti-Semitic” Corbyn (who is certainly not anti-Semitic by my standards anyway), and have Corbyn replaced by “Labour Friends of Israel” member Starmer, with his Jewish wife and half-Jewish children.

Starmer is not, in my opinion, particularly “electable” anyway, but what (again, in my opinion) scuppers him, and Labour, is the same factor that weakened Corbyn, the fact that so many Labour MPs now are black, and often black women with little education, culture, or even sense. Not the only factor, but it is a big one.

Now we hear that Starmer may be replaced by another “Labour Friends of Israel” member, the expenses cheat, moneygrubber, “refugees welcome” hypocrite and would-be dictator, Yvette Cooper. Good grief…

Labour has been on a downward trajectory for a long time, well over a decade. The result can be seen in both General Election and by-election results over the past 5+ years. It will be interesting to see what happens in the two (or is it three?) upcoming by-elections.

For me, the most interesting aspect of the result at Chesham and Amersham last year was not the fact that the LibDems beat the Conservatives (striking though that was), but the fact that the Labour vote plummeted to 1.6%; a lost deposit for Labour, and for the first time in that constituency: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chesham_and_Amersham_(UK_Parliament_constituency)#Elections_in_the_2020s.

The System political landscape now seems to be resolving into a contest between unpopular and not-respected Labour, and not-popular and not-respected Conservative, with a side issue of former Conservative voters either (brainlessly) voting LibDem or abstaining; also, former Labour voters abstaining but not going elsewhere .

The British people, most of them, need and unconsciously want a form of social nationalism, but no organization exists to collect and channel that.

An interesting and adventurous life

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

Someone whose name was unknown to me until today. Almost along the lines of Where Eagles Dare.

” In 1944 he was appointed to the OSS and was an espionage agent in Austria in support of the Austrian Resistance against the Nazis, working with the Tyrolean group under the leadership of Dr. Karl Gruber. He infiltrated the country in the uniform of a German Wehrmacht sergeant of the Reichssicherheitshauptamt. In late April 1945, after being arrested by the Gestapo, imprisoned at Reichenau, tortured and sentenced to death, he was able to escape and assist in the liberation of Innsbruck by the Americans in May 1945.

[Wikipedia]

USA— which way?

It has seemed to me for some time that the USA cannot indefinitely continue on its present path without some form of muted civil war occurring. Not an American Civil War mark 2, with states opposed to each other, but a gradual and decentralized collapse of unity, and opposed groups and individuals fighting, including literally fighting, within states, within cities.

The outcome may eventually be victory for one or another side, leading to a form of dictatorship; at least equally likely, a gradual withdrawal of communities, cities, maybe whole states or regions, from common goals, institutions, political organizations etc.

The racial aspects, though not the only factors of importance, are key: at the end of the First World War, America was composed of 90% white Europeans (by origin); now about 45%.

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Manchester United

I have little interest in football, and so rarely comment about it, but the “legalized fraud” at Manchester United has been incredible. An American Jew family took over the club years ago (as a purely moneymaking enterprise— they knew even less than me about the game) and have bled it dry, just as “Robert Maxwell” did at the Daily Mirror etc. Do I detect a pattern here?

Even leaving the Jew and legal quasi-fraud aspects aside, there is a systemic problem here.

In the Threefold Social Order concept, developed originally by Rudolf Steiner, something such as sport or games would come under the “spiritual/cultural/educational” sphere, not the sphere of “economy/business” etc, or that of “politics/rights/government” etc.

Taking football as an example of a rule applicable across the field of sports, football clubs should be (as they once were to a large extent) social-cultural associations run for the benefit of the supporters and, after that or consequent upon that, the players, not business enterprises; nor (as in pre-1989 socialist Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, and elsewhere) flag-bearers run by local or central government.

The Manchester United situation is not a consequence purely of Jewish economic exploitation but also, and arguably primarily, a symptom of a malaise and mis-organization in the way society as a whole operates.

See also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_threefolding; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudolf_Steiner; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malcolm_Glazer.

Boris-idiot in Rwanda

[they cannot believe that life has dealt them such a lucky hand— look at her face. That of a lottery-winner. Holding hands at the official airport reception; rather vulgar]

See also: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10944737/Boris-Carrie-land-Rwanda-faces-double-election-defeat.html.

Britain 2022

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I do not feel inclined to answer that…

Eventually, Russian forces will prevail in southeast Ukraine, and perhaps all of Eastern Ukraine (Ukraine east of the Dnieper).

Absolutely disgusting. Housing for “Ukrainian” “refugees” (often not Ukrainian, indeed often just disguised economic migrants using the situation as cover), housing for cross-Channel migrant-invaders, while British people without money are treated worse than dogs.

Someone is awake…

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[painting by Volegov]

Diary Blog, 18 June 2022

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[painting by Volegov]

On this day a year ago

On this day 5 years ago

Still worth reading, five years on, I think.

Saturday quiz

Well, this week I again beat political journalist John Rentoul: 7/10 as against his 5/10. I did not know the answers to questions 4, 9, and 10, and my correct answers to questions 3 and 5 were more or less educated guesses.

Britain 2022

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10928505/Male-blood-donor-turned-away-clinic-refused-answer-pregnant.html

Over nearly 50 years, Leslie Sinclair has given a formidable 125 pints of blood.

But on his last trip he was turned away after refusing to answer a question on whether or not he was pregnant.

Mr Sinclair, 66, was told to fill in a form which asked whether he was expecting a child or had been pregnant in the past six months.

When he complained that as a man in his 60s this question did not apply and he should not have to answer it, Mr Sinclair said staff at the clinic told him they could not accept his blood.

[Daily Mail]

[note— Lord Sumption was a Lord of Appeal, not the Lord Chief Justice]

Socio-political madness is now embedded in our sick society, from incidents like the above, through all the other LGBTQXYZ and “trans” nonsense, the “Black Lives Matter”, “Extinction Rebellion” and “Insulate Britain” craziness, to the 2020-2022 “panicdemic”/”scamdemic” of “Covid”, and everything associated with the conspiracy around that.

The latest, and potentially most dangerous madness is, of course, the pro-“Ukraine” (really, pro- the Jew-Zionist regime in Kiev) propaganda. Anti-Russia propaganda (and UK government actions).

“Most dangerous” because the end of it all might actually be a nuclear exchange between Russia and NATO, including (inevitably) a massive attack on the UK, which would destroy almost everything, irradiate almost everything, and quite possibly wipe the UK and its people off the map forever.

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Quelle surprise.

Just looked up the “Conservative” Party candidate for the Tiverton and Honiton by-election: one Helen Hurford. Sounds as thick as two short planks.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_Tiverton_and_Honiton_by-election

Rubbish “government”, rubbish “Opposition”, pointless LibDems; “and they call it democracy“. No real choice. Fixed.

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So the Chief Medical Officer of Wales is now interfering in climatalogical matters? Farcical. Is Wales suddenly going to become superheated? I doubt it.

The (supposed) “experts” are very often wrong, in any area.

It is terrible that a fine and historic British institution such as the RNLI has been infiltrated by the enemies of the people. Only total mugs donate to it now.

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Diary Blog, 8 June 2022

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[Curlew, in marsh]

On this day a year ago

Is it true? I did suspect as much at the time. The “panicdemic” was, to a large extent, a “scamdemic”.

More on the pathology of the facemask nonsense

I have blogged a few times recently of the survival of the facemask nonsense among the more feeble-minded of our citizens.

Today, I went early to a routine appointment at the local hospital, a small, architecturally-pleasing place, with a very green and treed car park, and a building designed to allow hundreds of birds to live among specially-designed rocks, covering the exterior (and held in by a kind of metal mesh). The birdsong was very loud, almost overwhelming, but beautiful.

I marched in unmasked, and to my surprise was not greeted (as on a previous and recent visit) by a proffered facemask and a prim, “this is a hospital” (Oh, really? I thought that it was a Cuban piano bar…).

At the appointed department, a nervous-looking lady waited, unmasked, and reading a magazine. As I sat down at the other side of the waiting area, she picked up and donned her thick cloth facemask! At that point, the nurse or technician came to the waiting area and called that lady’s name.

As they exited, the patient said (for my ears?) “are masks still compulsory in the hospital?“, to which the nurse said “no, not any more. The policy has been changed.” Shocked silence. The nurse then continued, “but you can wear a mask if you want“, to which the lady quickly replied “ooh, well, I would be glad to wear it if you like“, obviously gagging to be effectively told to continue to wear the mask.

In one small incident there, you see the pathology of the facemask nonsense: the wish to be regulated and controlled, the virtue-signalling, the censorious attitude to facemask non-wearers, and the wish to have them controlled. The pathetic grovelling to authority was patent.

There is a small minority of nutty people to whom the facemask nonsense has given a kind of spurious self-identity. I saw another one a couple of days ago; a cyclist, in the open air, riding along an empty road, while wearing one of those thick black wraparound cloth facemasks seen on Boris-idiot and Starmer.

Against stupidity, the Gods themselves struggle in vain” [Schiller, Die Jungfrau von Orleans].

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[German, 16th Century, Three Couples in a Circle Dance, c. 1515; pen and brown ink with watercolour on laid paper; Rosenwald Collection]

Carry on up the Nile

Just saw today photos of the Luxor Hilton, several miles from Luxor itself. When I first visited Egypt, I think in 1994, I stayed there. Unlike most Hilton hotels, quite low-level (4-storey).

[Luxor Hilton]

My later trip to Egypt, when I was there for several months in 1997-1998, was very different, and mostly far less comfortable: see https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/03/07/when-i-was-not-arrested-in-egypt/.

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The real core vote for both of the main System parties is around 25% of that part of the eligible electorate that actually bothers to vote. The aim, for both parties, is to get another bloc of voters, between 10%-20% of that whole, to bring their actual vote to between 35% and 45%, and so probably achieve a Commons majority via FPTP.

Both main System parties now have a further aim— to prevent their core vote from dwindling at a time when the voters either hate them or despise them, as well as seeing them as useless.

The volatility of the electorate should be good news for social nationalism but is not, because there is no credible social-national party. Look, for example, at the candidates for the upcoming Wakefield by-election: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_Wakefield_by-election#Other_parties

As for Labour, it is up to those old Blairist, Jewish-lobby, tricks again: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_Wakefield_by-election#Labour_Party, but has a good chance of winning the by-election in view of recent events both nationally (Boris-idiot, “Partygate”, continuing mass immigration and migration-invasion, cost of living etc) and locally (the former Conservative Party MP, a Pakistani, is now in prison, having been found guilty of the sexual assault of a teenage boy: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imran_Ahmad_Khan).

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[Black Sea coast near Batumi, Adzharia]

Diary Blog, 5 March 2022

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On this day a year ago

Saturday quiz

Well, this week, another victory over political journalist John Rentoul. I scored 7/10 as against his 6/10. I did not know the answers to questions 4, 6, and 7. I was lucky, in that I only learned very recently what a “doula” is (question 3).

“Fake news”

I see that Russia is castigated for bringing in legislation criminalizing the dissemination of “disinformation” etc on broadcasts and elsewhere. A police-state measure, they cry. Well, yes, but I have seen no msm sources as yet admit that the present UK government is also planning to bring in very similar measures this year, likely to include criminalization of “false” (dissident) assertions on social media..

LibDems

First Past The Post voting results in “undemocratic” elections and/or apathy, but also in tactical voting. The recent couple of LibDem by-election successes, as at Amersham, have not shown the true picture, which is that, ever since the 2010-2015 Con Coalition, the LibDems have been declining from a major, or near-major, party to a minor and even fringe one.

The LibDems are now dependent on squeezing in at elections in places where the Conservative Party (usually) will win if LibDem and Labour voters do not vote tactically, but where the LibDems can win if Labour voters decide to vote tactically.

The results in general elections show the history: a peak in 2005 (62 MPs out of 646), under now-deceased alcoholic multikulti zealot Charles Kennedy, reducing slightly in 2010 (57 out of 650), collapsing in 2015 (8 out of 650) after the Con Coalition, then rising in 2017 to 12 out of 650; the 2019 result brought only 11 MPs out of 650.

In fact, FPTP voting never shows the full picture. In 2015, the LibDem collapse (from 57 MPs to 8) was not fully reflected in the popular vote (a reduction from 6,836,248 votes to 2,415,862, a far less-steep fall.

The decline in LibDem fortunes at Westminster has been mirrored in the devolved legislatures of Scotland and Wales. Scotland: 17 out of 129 MSPs in 1999, but only 4 out of 129 now. Wales: 6 out of 60 members in 1999, but only 1 out of 60 now.

All that having been said, I cannot see the LibDems doing other than continuing to decline. LibDemmery is a tradition which far predates the LibDem party, and goes back to the old Liberal Party, to the days when Liberals became Prime Ministers, before the First World War. Long gone days; the days of LibDem MPs may also be nearing their end.

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After a conspiratorial campaign by a pack of Zionist Jews connected with the so-called “Campaign Against Antisemitism [“CAA”], I was finally expelled from Twitter in 2018. Nick Griffin is still just about there, but only just. His name cannot be searched for, and Twitter has restricted his content. It cannot be long before his Twitter account goes entirely (and I suspect that it has only been allowed to keep going this long so that State and Zionist organizations can see who interacts with it etc).

We in the UK, and across much of “the West”, are not getting accurate news or, rather, accurate comment. It seems clear to me that the invasion is slowly going Russia’s way, as far as the securing of main objectives is concerned .

Some hotheaded or biased talking heads and scribblers in the UK and USA are shouting for a “no-fly zone”, and suggesting that that would not necessarily mean war with Russia. Cloud-cuckoo land. It would. Others are suggesting that aerial warfare between NATO and Russia would not lead to a general war. It would. Yet others are suggesting that even a war with Russia would not necessarily be nuclear. It would.

Staff colleges in the West undertook exercises during the Cold War to see whether tactical (“battlefield”) nuclear weapons could be used without triggering an all-out strategic nuclear exchange, or whether such an exchange could be halted in its early stages. In all cases, the exercises ended with both sides using all their nuclear missiles.

The present madness is being stoked, as in 1939, by the Jewish-Zionist element in the USA and UK.

Madness? What else is it, when many brainwashed people are considering a major European war, or even nuclear war, acceptable, just because Russia has invaded a country which, until 1991, was effectively part of its own territory, with which country or territory the UK is not allied, and never has been.

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[Belvedere Park, Tunis, where I once, long ago, enjoyed the morning sunshine]

UK news

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/mar/04/mother-and-ex-boyfriend-found-guilty-killing-kyrell-matthews-two

[Defendant 1]
[Defendant 2]

How can any advanced society be created with inhabitants of that sort? They are like something out of the Stone Age. In fact, even our existing society cannot be maintained, and is slipping into the mire.

Another recent case:

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/fraudster-cheated-benefit-system-out-26380786

Liverpool Crown Court heard that the defendants lived in Manchester, Birmingham and London. They are all Somalian but come from a specific area with its own dialect of Bravenese and were assisted by the only Bravenese interpreter in the country.”

They should not even be in the UK, nor in any part of Europe. At best, completely useless, at worst a huge pest, and in fact a potential social danger.

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The first tweeter must be a consumer of khat [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khat].

[note: Mykolaiv is former Nikolayev].

It looks as if Putin will have to commit huge new military forces or reserves to the campaign if it is going to achieve its main strategic objectives.

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Can you believe that this country is now, possibly, going to be (mis)led into a war with Russia, with inevitable huge destruction via nuclear attack, by idiots like Boris Johnson, Liz Truss, Priti Patel, Ben Wallace etc? Jesus Christ! They make the British politicians of the pre-1914 or pre-1939 eras look like great minds!

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Diary Blog, 4 March 2022, including Birmingham Erdington by-election result

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On this day a year ago

Birmingham Erdington by-election

I had completely forgotten about the by-election at Birmingham Erdington, occasioned by the unexpected death of the sitting MP, Jack Dromey [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Dromey] from sudden heart failure.

Birmingham Erdington has been a fairly safe Labour seat since 1945. In every election since then, Labour has won, with the Conservative Party in second place: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birmingham_Erdington_(UK_Parliament_constituency)#Elections.

Even in the 1979 General Election that swept Margaret Thatcher to power, Labour held on in the constituency by a couple of points (46% to the Conservative’s 44.5%).

Labour’s highest point was in 1945 (60.8%), but it scored 58.8% in the Tony Blair “landslide” of 1997. Labour did almost as well (58%) in 2017, at a time when Jeremy Corbyn was Labour leader.

Labour’s vote share in 2019 fell back to 50.3%, and in the recent by-election rose to 55.5%.

The Conservative Party peaked, scoring 68.1%, in 1931, but fell back, apparently terminally, after Labour won the seat in 1945. The lowest point was reached in 2005 (22.8%). Since then, the Conservative vote has been in the 30-40% range (38.4% in 2017, 40.1% in 2019, and 36.3% in this by-election).

The by-election attracted 12 candidates, the highest number in the history of the constituency. but apart from the two main System parties, none retained the deposit. The Trade Union and Socialist Coalition [TUSC] topped the list at 2.1%.

Interesting to see the Greens and LibDems doing badly: Greens 1.4%, their worst result in the constituency since they first stood, in 2015.

The LibDems have pegged out, at least in this constituency. In the 2010 days of Cleggmania, they scored 16.2%. By 2015, after the Con Coalition, the same LibDem candidate could only manage 2.8%. That fell back further to 2% in 2017, recovered slightly to 3.7% in 2019, but fell again, disastrously, to a mere 1% in this by-election.

There were no social-national candidates, though the pseudo-nationalist “alt-Right” set-up, Reform UK (the reincarnation of Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party), achieved 1.7% (4th place).

Overall, my view is that the by-election shows a lack of enthusiasm on the part of the electorate. The turnout was pitiful, a mere 27% (nearly half of that in 2019, and less than half of the 2017 turnout). Only just over a quarter of those eligible bothered to vote.

The Labour vote-share rose slightly, the Conservatives’ fell back slightly. The real winner was apathy or, perhaps, disgusted cold-shouldering of a fake “democracy”.

Incidentally (?), demographics may account for part of the result, in that the new MP is a West Indian, a Labour councillor and former NHS nurse, aged somewhere in her early sixties, who has called for a black uprising in the UK:

Near the end of the 2022 by election campaign, remarks made by Hamilton in 2015 were uncovered by GB News where she suggested she was torn between a democratic vote and an uprising to enable black people to get what “we really deserve in this country”.[4] The comments led to calls from some Conservative MPs for her to be suspended by the Labour Party, who responded saying the remarks were taken out of context.[5]” [Wikipedia].

As I have repeatedly blogged, the Labour Party core vote is now the “blacks and browns” and/or the public service workers. That is now being reflected, increasingly, in Labour Party MPs too. Look at this one, a West Indian woman who is or was an NHS nurse.

In fact, the new MP, though increasingly typical of the Labour Party, is not typical of the constituency: “The constituency is predominantly white working class and very deprived.” [Wikipedia].

I do not see this result as betokening a Labour Party revival under Jewish-lobby puppet Keir Starmer. Unimpressive.

[Paulette Hamilton, the new MP for Birmingham Erdington]

Ukraine

As far as can be gleaned from the msm, Russia’s glacial offensive is finally starting to take control of some major locations, such as the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, which supplies a quarter of the electricity in Ukraine.

Slowly, the odds are moving in Russia’s favour. Cities are starting to be taken, albeit at a terrible cost in suffering and damage; strategic targets such as power plants are being captured. Food has pretty much run out in those cities east of the Dnieper still controlled by the Kiev regime.

I had not expected the Zelensky regime to last this long. However, the taking of Kiev, which has been delayed (perhaps deliberately, so that many of its inhabitants can flee, which must help the Russian side of this conflict), will probably soon happen. When it does, Zelensky and his cabal will flee, or be captured (or killed).

If Zelensky et al flee to Lvov, it raises the question (noted by me in past weeks) of whether Putin will try to take over the western two thirds of Ukraine as well. I had assumed not, thinking that any Lvov government would be weak, economically strapped, and unable to cause Putin many problems, even if recognized by the Western allies as the “legitimate” government of the whole of Ukraine de jure, even if a puppet government based in Kiev were to rule a third, perhaps nearly a half, of Ukraine, de facto.

Now, I am not so sure. Any Lvov government headed by Zelensky or his group would now be supplied with advanced weaponry by the Western allies. There would be a long and vulnerable front splitting Ukraine. The Lvov regime forces would be more motivated than those of the Russian occupation in the east.

On those premises, Putin might eventually decide to go for broke, and try to occupy, or at least devastate, the rest of Ukraine. He may calculate that he has little to lose. After all, Russia’s reputation in the world has (via the biased reportage of the Western msm, so be it) already now been trashed, and Russia’s stock, both metaphorically and literally, could scarcely fall any lower.

Historical note

[William] Douglas-Home was assigned to the 7th Battalion of the Buffs, which was converted to tanks as the 141st Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps. In the Normandy campaign, the 141st Regiment was assigned to I Corps (a British formation) within the First Canadian Army. In August, First Canadian Army was directed to mop up the German forces cut off and trapped in various seaside ports in Normandy and Pas de Calais. In the first week of September 1944, the Allies moved against the port of Le Havre. A German garrison under Colonel Hermann-Eberhard Wildermuth was dug in on the hill overlooking the city. Wildermuth had been ordered by Hitler to defend Fortress Le Havre to the last man, and not to surrender.

When the Allied forces invested the city in advance of the planned aerial bombardment and subsequent assault, Wildermuth asked the British commander if the French civilians could be evacuated from the city, but that request was refused. Lieutenant (acting Captain) Douglas-Home was near Le Havre, awaiting the completion of the aerial bombardment. He was to serve as a liaison officer in Operation Astonia, the Allied attack on Le Havre. On the second day after the aerial bombardment had started, he learned of the German request to evacuate the civilians and the Allied refusal. The consequences of the bombardment were apparent to the waiting Allied forces and Douglas-Home refused to participate in the attack. He gave two reasons:

The unconditional surrender policy, which he thought compelled the enemy to fight to the end.
The refusal of civilian evacuation was morally unacceptable to him.
which created a moral obligation for Douglas-Home and he declined to participate.
..

The aerial bombardment of Le Havre lasted four nights, killed over 2,000 French civilians, 19 German soldiers and levelled the city. The Germans surrendered after two-days’ fighting and I Corps moved on to Boulogne, which was also subjected to a heavy aerial bombardment. At that time Douglas-Home, who had been placed under supervision (he did not consider himself at that time to have been “arrested”) wrote to the Maidenhead Advertiser and the publication of his letter in the newspaper prompted his formal arrest and detention.

Douglas-Home was charged at a Field General Court Martial held on 4 October 1944 that, when on active service, he disobeyed a lawful command given by his superior officer (contrary to Section 9 (2) of the Army Act 1881). He conducted his own defence. Regrettably neither the Field Court Martial nor Douglas-Home had a copy of the new edition of the Manual of Military Law, which had been prepared and published in April 1944 but not distributed to the troops in Normandy. Prior to April 1944 a British soldier accused of refusing to obey an order had no defence available that the order was illegal. Even had that been brought to the Court-Martial’s attention, the grounds of objection by Douglas-Home for refusing to obey Colonel Waddell’s order were rejected as he had to admit that the order, to act as a liaison officer, was not illegal. His argument, that he was being required to take part in an event which was morally indefensible, fell on deaf ears. He was convicted, and sentenced to be cashiered and to serve one year’s imprisonment with hard labour. The proceedings lasted two hours”.”

[Wikipedia]

Douglas-Home, later a playwright, was also the younger brother of the British Prime Minister of the early 1960s, Alec Douglas-Home.

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

So, there we have it. British invaders killed 2,000 French civilians in Le Havre (and another 3,000 in Caen, and many elsewhere). That is without even counting the perhaps 800,000 German civilians killed in 1939-45 by Allied bombing alone.

As for the Americans, both in WW2 and up to the present time, we need not even go there…

The Russian invaders of Ukraine, if sinners, are not the only sinners.

[Berlin 1945, after initial clearing of rubble post-war]
[Dresden 1945]
[Unter den Linden, central Berlin, mid-1945]
[Hamburg, late 1945]

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Ecce the quality of the American top leadership (and the general level of the American public)…

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Yet another “death from suspected heart attack” of someone not old, and in apparent good health. There seems to be an absolute epidemic (?) of such deaths. I wonder whether this cricketer, like most of those reported on, was “vaccinated”, “boosted” etc? Odds-on he was.

Strange…I do not recall Brown saying anything like that when NATO bombed Belgrade, or attacked a number of countries in the Middle East and North Africa…

Looks like he has a nice house for himself and his weird wife. Pity that he impoverished so many British people.

Nick Griffin seems to suffer from the same ideological confusion, if that is indeed why he seems to be singing the same song.

The city in question has been called “Kiev” for centuries. Not “Kyiv” or, as the BBC and Sky now seem to think is correct, “Keeev“.

I am rather outside the exact debate, on the personal level, having not eaten meat since the age of 21 or so (1978), though I still occasionally had chicken, quail etc until about 2005, as well as products such as foie gras.

A debate which should engage all those still buying and eating meat.

Leaving partisan politics aside, one has to respect those who sacrifice their time, effort, and sometimes lives, to help animals, particularly those suffering because of wars or conflicts in the human sphere.

[invasion of Ukraine: apparent state of play as of yesterday, 3 March 2022]

As previously blogged, Russia has to control the Black Sea littoral. That must put the focus on Odessa. In fact, about 25%-30% of the population there is Russian, though I daresay that they will be keeping their heads down.

At the same time, the most important Russian objective, psychologically, must be Kiev, even if the Zelensky regime flees to Lvov.

Hitler’s biggest mistake or failure on the Eastern Front in the Second World War was to try to take Moscow, Leningrad, and the Ukraine, simultaneously, in 1941. The better idea would have been first of all to decapitate the Soviet regime by an all-out drive on Moscow.

In 1941, the German advance came within a relatively few miles of Moscow. In fact, the point of furthest advance, at Khimki, is now Moscow outer suburbia.

I recall, on my first visit there, in 1993, being astonished at passing the “tank trap” memorial now there, en route from the old Sheremetyevo airport into Moscow, and seeing how close it was to the city. I think that my driver arrived at or near the Kremlin only about 20 minutes after we passed that memorial.

Moscow in 1941 was in a state of panic for days, as the Germans advanced. High-ranking officials fled with their families. Many have said that, had the Germans been able to land even a modest parachute force in those days, the Soviet regime would have crumbled. It was never to be.

The Russians must take Kiev while the preponderance of military force is on their side. They will then be able to link up with forces near Dnipro (former Dnepropetrovsk) along the river Dnieper. If they can do that, then all of Ukraine east of the Dnieper will fall.

Gavin Williamson

Williamson has been knighted. Strange.

My Deadhead MPs blog piece about Williamson (now updated):

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Russia? Siberia? And they say the English are eccentric!

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Diary Blog, 10 February 2022

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On this day a year ago

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-60305218

Cruel and disgusting individuals

A primary school worker and her boyfriend encouraged a two-year-old to kill badgers and foxes during a barbaric family day out, a court heard.

Paris Jade Carding, 28, of Fawley Grove, Wythenshawe, appeared in 32 video clips showing ‘shocking and horrendous’ incidents of animal cruelty.”

Her boyfriend, Grant Leigh Jnr, 30, of the same address, was also found guilty, reports Manchester Evening News.

Inquiries revealed she had been joined on the barbaric family expedition by her boyfriend and his ex-huntsman father, Grant Leigh Snr, 52, of Marler Road in Hyde, Tameside.”

[Daily Mirror/Manchester Evening News].

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/cruel-school-worker-boyfriend-made-26186590;

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/bash-it-bash-it-cruel-23036166.

Will they even be imprisoned? I hope so.

I believe that a 6-month maximum still applies unless the dogs were injured (which raises the maximum to 5 years, the crimes having happened before 2021).

I would not be surprised if the bitch featured in the report gets off lightly because of the mere fact that she has children (who may well grow up to be as bad as the rest of the “family”).

The courts cannot at present punish this sort of depraved and scarcely-human trash with sufficient severity. The prospect of being sentenced soon does not seem to have wiped the smirk off the evil woman defendant’s face…

I think that the newspaper should have published the exact addresses of the defendants in this case.

The above-reported-on is a very nasty series of crimes despite the fact that the government itself, in the past decade, has wrongfully killed untold thousands of badgers in order to placate the farming lobby.

Absurd leniency in sentencing

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10494577/Neighbour-44-harassed-grandmother-putting-washing-machine-constant-spin-cycle.html#comments

I am not at all a “flogger and hanger” but the misplaced leniency shown in that report is just a bad joke. Where is the justice for the victim? I bet that someone who, for example, said something mildly “anti-Semitic”, would get a far heavier sentence (which, after all, would hardly be difficult).

Incidentally, the Daily Mail really ought to employ competent sub-editors, or at least a few literate reporters (I note that the semi-literate scribbler who penned the above report is one “Danyal Hussain”, which may explain the poor English).

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Without his unmerited titles and monies, “Prince” Harry would be merely a mildly mentally-disturbed nobody. He has nothing useful to say (let alone to do). Shut up.

If Liz Truss is trying to reprise Anna Karenina (at least in terms of her outfit), then she should re-read the end of the book. Choo choo!

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Other pollsters are broadly in the same area at present, with a slight decrease in the Labour lead over the past couple of weeks.

It is fairly clear to me that, if the misnamed Conservative Party can ditch “Boris”, and if they can then find someone not immediately obviously an idiot to replace him, the two main System parties will be near parity before very long; that suits Con rather than Lab in terms of potential Westminster seats.

Recent local council by-elections continue to show a decrease in the Labour vote-share (with a few exceptions) even where Labour has won the seat in question.

The British (especially English) dilemma remains: if, as voter, you dislike, distrust or despise both main System parties, where do you go? What can you do?

My own political stance is rather different, both in terms of orientation and strategy. I cannot see a way forward as things stand. There has to be a breakdown of both the political system and the economy before a real social-national movement can arise.

Hard to see where Starmer-Labour has any edge over the Cons. Its policies remain similar to those of the Cons, and apart from a sluggish feel to Lab under Starmer, there is the perception, surely correct, that Labour has become a would-be technocratic or “managerial” “we can run workhouses better” party, which I would suggest is not immediately attractive to most voters.

Looking at the near-meltdown of the “Conservatives” (Liz Truss as Foreign Secretary! Nadine Dorries actually in Cabinet! etc) in recent months —indeed, over the past 2 years—, it is amazing that Labour and Starmer are not higher in the polls than they are.

Were a new Con Party leader to come in and sweep away the Truss, Dorries, Priti Patel (etc) detritus, Labour would be dead in the water (again). Corbyn was “Marmite” to many, but Labour was doing better under Corbyn in real elections than it has done under Starmer, so far at least.

Starmer’s trump card, he thinks, is managerial efficiency, and that is certainly the Cons’ weak suit, but Starmer and Labour may find that that is not quite enough. Also, I should imagine that the voters, even if unaware of the Labour Friends of Israel aspect, look at Rachel Reeves, Yvette Cooper etc, and see (rightly, in my estimation) would-be tyrants, full of political correctness and hatred for free speech.

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Little Matt Hancock, once “health tsar”, now totally washed-up and irrelevant, wishes the Prince of Wales “recovery” from an “illness” of which said notable would be completely unaware were it not for a “test”!

This whole “Covid” thing, whether you call it “panicdemic”, “scamdemic” or whatever, has just become utterly ludicrous. I think that the public perception of that (albeit that it took the public 2 years to wake up to it) is behind the swift abandonment of restrictions such as the facemask nonsense.

“Boris” may be an idiot, but he has a general cunning re. the public mood. He needs a boost, and getting rid of the restrictions will give him one, even if not as much of a boost as he needs.

Incidentally, I went to Waitrose about 5 days ago. Not very crowded (early evening). As I entered the store, I saw a number of people, all at least 80, all wearing facemasks. About 6-8 of them. My heart sank that the sheep had still not awoken from the brainwashing. However, on going further into Waitrose, I saw that almost all the remaining shoppers (of all ages) were not still wearing the useless bits of cloth or plastic. Thank God for that.

Jacinda Ardern, like Justin Trudeau, will not be removed by petitions, peaceful demonstrations, or even election voting.

Russia must take Eastern Ukraine, Kiev, and the Black Sea littoral soon, or lose the golden moment. Waiting a few weeks might or might not be OK. Waiting a year would be disastrous. The New World Order will by then have built up Ukraine into, if not a NATO state (NATO rules disallow a country to join if its territory is partly-occupied), then a quasi-NATO ZOG puppet state.

A lot depends on weather, as with Barbarossa in 1941. If the mud gets worse, it might impede even the armoured vehicles of 2022, and the mud will not go until the late spring, or summer.

Everything favours the Russian forces…so far. Russia’s air power is overwhelming, its armour also very strong. Russia also has superiority in the numbers, equipment, and training of its ground troops.

A simultaneous seizure of the whole east of Ukraine, of Odessa (with Black Sea coast and the littoral stretching a few miles beyond that coast), and of Kiev, would mean that all major cities of Ukraine except Lvov would be in Russian hands. The capture of Kiev would decapitate the regime of the Jewish clown now posing as President, and there would be no immediate need to seize the half to two-thirds of Ukraine west of the Dnieper and inland.

Admittedly, that might leave considerable anti-Russia forces in the west of Ukraine, and a rump government based on Lvov. However, that rump government would have few sources of funding, be unable to import or export by sea, and would have limited credibility. Russian air power would be able to eliminate any large concentrations of armour left, and the air force of Ukraine is very weak; it would probably by then have more or less ceased to exist.

It is tragic that two peoples closely bound together for so long (over a thousand years) should battle in this way, but Russia has little choice now. For the sake of the whole civilian population of Ukraine, it must strike both swiftly and overwhelmingly. A Blitzkrieg for the sake of mercy, if you like.

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[Mother Russia monument, Volgograd]

More about Ukraine etc

While driving, I listened to BBC Radio 4 PM (old and bad habits die hard). Liz Truss in Moscow. Bloody hell! What an embarrassment this whole Cabinet is! The presenter said that Liz Truss was “talking tough” to the Russians… Talk about a hollow threat! Little Liz Truss, “talking tough” but with literally nothing to back her up.

The British Army, supposedly about 70,000 strong, but (if what I read is correct) with only about 11,000 active front-line troops altogether. Around Ukraine alone, Russia is said to have massed over 100,000.

It would have been better for Liz Truss to have said nothing than to have uttered, as she did, scarcely-veiled threats, when the Russians know that she has nothing in her arsenal with which to speak louder.

Talking about useless people, I also heard Cressida Dick yapping about how she is going to root out police personnel engaged in “racist, homophobic or misogynistic” language. How about the police actually doing their main job instead of doing the bidding of malicious Jew-Zionist agitators such as those in the tiny group of troublemakers called “Campaign Against Anti-Semitism”?

The CAA specializes in making malicious and often completely false allegations. I have had several made against me in the past decade, most recently only last year: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2022/01/15/diary-blog-15-january-2022-including-an-outline-of-the-failure-of-the-latest-jew-zionist-attempt-to-prosecute-me/.

[Cressida Dick, Commissioner of Metropolitan Police, talking at New Scotland Yard with Gideon Falter, “Chief Executive” of the tiny “Campaign Against Antisemitism” group]

The police seem all too ready to play the role of “poundland KGB”. There have been thousands of recent examples of police exceeding their powers, and going well beyond what the law actually says (repressive as it anyway now is). There again, Cressida Dick is a Common Purpose drone, and their arrogant motto is “leading beyond authority“, a major reason why idiots like Mizz Dick have been promoted beyond their competence, and why public administration is now beginning to break down.

Meanwhile, I notice that, in Winchester, a statue has now been unveiled to honour a mediaeval Jewish moneylender woman! Comment is superfluous…

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

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It can only be a matter of time before Odessa is taken.

Raus!

So Lavrov, Foreign Minister of a country 72x the size of the UK, with several times the population, and armed forces about 20x as numerous and powerful, got bored listening to the shrill grandstanding of Liz Truss, who carries no weight whatsoever, either militarily, politically, or intellectually. For the UK, this is embarrassingly poor.

As I said, Liz Truss is just an embarrassment, like “Boris”-idiot…

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