Category Archives: Russia and Russian relations

Diary Blog, 23 February 2021

The migration invasion continues

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9285707/More-50-migrants-arrive-Dover-crossing-Channel-overnight.html

Another 49 “detained” (i.e. registered, given shelter and food and about £50 a week in spending money, then allowed to roam British streets).

In fact, not 49 but 175, because the French navy etc “detained” 126 others, then brought them to Dover!

175 a day now, in the winter. That will be 500 a day, probably more, by midsummer. Note also that most of the invaders today were picked up by French naval forces, then “escorted to Britain“!

Many appeared to be men of African origin with one young teenage boy spotted among the groups.

This is a disguised shuttle service, designed to flood the UK with more untermenschen, and in large numbers over time. In ordinary language, treason.

Bitcoin

https://www.forbes.com/sites/billybambrough/2021/02/20/tesla-billionaire-elon-musk-made-a-stark-bitcoin-and-ethereum-price-warning-as-crypto-market-nears-2-trillion/?sh=7c6c1cb64e22

I have blogged previously about Bitcoin: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/12/10/thoughts-about-bitcoin/; https://ianrobertmillard.org/2021/02/20/diary-blog-20-february-2021/

“Ruben Hood, Ruben Hood, riding through the glen…”

I happened to catch the end credits of an episode of the 1950s TV series The Adventures of Robin Hood [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Adventures_of_Robin_Hood_(TV_series)], which I recall seeing as a young child (I was born in 1956, but the series was being shown in the UK until 1961 or even later).

I was unaware until today that the executive producer was a Jewish woman called Hannah Weinstein [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hannah_Weinstein]: “In 1952, after settling in London, she established her own production company, Sapphire Films, financially aided by the American Communist Party.[3][4] The company eventually made series for the British commercial ITV network via an arrangement with ITC‘s Lew Grade.” [Wikipedia].

Who would have thought it? Robin Hood filmed by an American Jewess closely connected with the American Communist Party?

Even I am amazed that the contamination of (in) UK-based TV was so blatant as long ago as 1956.

Maybe the theme song was a clue, using the Scottish word “glen” for a location in England. I noted also, today, that the Script Supervisor was one “Ruben”…

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From 1939. When I set foot on the Charles Bridge, in 1988, there were even fewer people than in that 1939 photograph.

It occurs to me, not for the first time, that a major difference between the UK and most of Europe is that, by reason of the Second World War and other upheavals, those other countries have had to look at and revalue their societies and institutions in a way that Britain has not. Not to anything like the same extent. Which is perhaps why Britain has institutions of various sorts that really are running on empty, that are just shells, without much real substance.

What do I mean by the above? Look at, inter alia, Parliament (the Commons and, even more so, the House of Lords), the Monarchy, the FPTP voting system, the Bar, the overall educational system, and the devalued Honours system.

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The Quiet Don

I had no idea that the 1957 film of The Quiet Don (aka And Quiet Flows the Don) is on YouTube! The amazing contemporary world of the Internet…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And_Quiet_Flows_the_Don_(1958_film); https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And_Quiet_Flows_the_Don

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Not that I “support” the invasion of Budapest by the Red Army looters and rapists of 1945, but my “support” or “opposition” is scarcely relevant, 76 years after the event.

Of course, this is “cartoon history”, of less truth, probably, than Francis Drake playing bowls on Plymouth Ho, or other events.

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I thought that that “@RickSacrop” tweet must be a joke, but apparently the idiot is serious!

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I am told that today is the anniversary of the birth of Handel.

[Dresden, 1945]

Diary Blog, 18 February 2021

Chekhov had a point. It might be argued that in contemporary Britain, and in North America, there is at least no “premature old age“, but maybe there is: true, people are living longer in years, but at the same time a strange double-aspect is seen.

The young today are careful, cautious, scared of what they are indoctrinated into being scared of, meaning “the virus”, “racism”, “sexism” etc; even taking any risk at all. In short, they often seem to exhibit traits of caution and even fearfulness, traditionally the preserve of the middleaged and, indeed, the elderly.

The other aspect seen would be a kind of juvenile attitude to life, seen in the adult, even in the middleaged. The obsessive interest in (in the UK) soccer football and (in the USA) American football. The playing of video games, computer games by those aged 30, 40, even 50+.

Other symptoms? The whole “dating app” culture. The middleaged women, often divorced, who feverishly pretend to a lifestyle more appropriate (if at all) to girls of 18 or 20. The male equivalent, as well. Also, the lack of interest in anything of a serious nature, even in those who (via entitlement more than via merit, often) are in the highest positions.

Examples? It became notorious, during the disastrous years of the David Cameron-Levita governments of 2010-2015, that the Prime Minister of the UK spent what his own civil servants called “a frightening amount of time” playing games on his mobile telephone. If I recall aright, his favourite was one called Angry Birds.

Others in that evil yet stupid 2010-2015 government had similar tastes. One was the useless Ed Vaizey (like David Cameron-Levita, a part-Jew).

Now we have “Boris” Johnson, another part-Jew, and another with puerile tastes and behavioural patterns. Someone just posing as Prime Minister, as did Cameron-Levita.

The above may explain why it is hard to form a serious non-System political party worth anything. The young are more interested in complying with whatever they are told by the msm , or in whatever is said about them or their friends on various social media platforms. The older (25+) people are not much better, and the middleaged are mainly engaged in pursuits which are extensions of juvenalia.

Politics, especially radical/revolutionary politics, requires other traits: risk-taking, commitment to ideals and to a cause, a certain selflessness, a willingness by the individual to join with others for a noble cause, as well as anger at the way things are, and a determination to struggle to a better future.

The National Socialists of 1919-1945 had that; the Bolsheviks and other Communists had that; the milder socialists and social-democrats too. Without that drive and belief, everything just trundles on as it is, or perhaps gradually getting worse.

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Ha. When living in Kazakhstan (1996-97), I used to travel up to the mountains with friends in their Lada Niva. I even drove it for short distances once or twice myself. In the UK, a few years ago, I thought of buying a secondhand one, but few were available and, crucially, the Niva only comes in standard shift, not automatic, and my present (UK) driving licence only allows me to drive automatics. Quite a good budget option for off-road, though.

I generally disapprove of capital punishment, as such (for spiritual-religious reasons, and because justice must be tempered with mercy), but there may be situations where a public hanging might do much to repress those who should be repressed.

Tweeting, blogging, vlogging, putting up no-hope election candidates, can only take you so far in the present and developing climate…

Ha ha! That reminds me when a Soviet citizen visiting London in the late 1980s saw the BBC TV News, presented by Moira Stuart [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moira_Stuart], and said to me, “not only a black woman, but one with a speech impediment!“…

What would he have thought of Britain in 2021?

G.K. Chesterton and M.R. James would have been interested, I expect.

Typical ahistorical nonsense

The tweets below are typical of the ahistorical nonsense that abounds today:

Tweeted by a barrister, one of them, so I suppose that younger people reading think it “must be right”. In fact, while it is true that women (and others) could be refused service in a pub, that almost never happened simply because a woman wanted a drink. The same was true of blacks. As for “being gay was imprisonable“…no, it never was, not in the UK, though there were offences committed if actual gay sex was indulged in.

As ever, the devil is in the detail, and in the words “legal right“…

Those tweets give a false picture.

I myself was once refused service in a bar, for having entered the saloon bar of a country pub, in Surrey, while wearing muddy Wellingtons. I, and the young lady accompanying me, had to move to the (equally empty) public bar, where the floor consisted of stone flags instead of carpet. That was in 1984.

Diary Blog, 12 February 2021

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Dictatorial “lockdown”, mishandled Brexit, continuing mass immigration (though slowed by some voluntary repatriation over past months), collapsing real economy, sliding real estate values in London. Mass unemployment. Huge divides opening up, socially, culturally and politically.

There is no “revolutionary situation” in the UK. Not yet. By 2022, there may be, or at least the start of one.

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“Dr” Louise Raw, prolific “antifascist” tweeter, fantasizing about being able to arrest, have arrested, or see being arrested, those with whom she disagrees socially or politically. Not “just” those she and her type label “fascist”, “Nazi”, “neo-Nazi” etc, but also persons such as American alt-Right journalist Andrew Ngo, or London radio loudmouth Julia Hartley-Brewer.

I suppose that one could call “Dr” Raw’s attitude “Stalinist” or “neo-Stalinist”, or maybe “neo-Trotskyist” (after all, the Jew Trotsky —L.D. Bronstein, to apply his original name— had plenty of people shot, including trade unionists: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leon_Trotsky; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leon_Trotsky#Trotsky’s_contribution_to_the_Russian_Revolution).

On the other hand, to compare “Dr” Raw or her like to Trotsky or Stalin (or Dzerzhinsky for that matter) would be even more silly than her labelling of others. As Marx commented in The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte, the “first time tragedy, second time, farce“. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Eighteenth_Brumaire_of_Louis_Bonaparte.

As I have often noted in this blog, “socialism” died around 1989 and has been replaced by the grotesqueries of “Black Lives Matter”, LGBTQXYZ nonsense, “trans” nonsense, “antiracism” nonsense and all the other socio-political absurdities we now see around the self-describing “Left”.

Silly people such as “Dr” Raw tweet about locking people up for their views, but she at least seems (?) to have enough awareness to realize that she and her cohorts cannot actually do that. She and they are reduced to bleating that the State, or someone, or anyone, should take such measures.

The self-describing UK “Left” is now the haunt not of the scoundrel, not solely anyway, but of those in a comfortable, unthinking, and mutually-supporting niche, who want to be told what to think, say or do by the EU, official bodies, “Covid marshals” etc. Thus they love Twitter, and their greatest joy is to see someone of whom they disapprove expelled from Twitter. They put forward no programme, have no political traction, and are basically irrelevant.

I might add, “ask not for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee“…

Incidentally, Kim Philby [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Philby] was a great admirer of Eighteenth Brumaire. I expect that he would have known the fact noted below:

In the preface to the second edition of The Eighteenth Brumaire, Marx stated that the purpose of this essay was to “demonstrate how the class struggle in France created circumstances and relationships that made it possible for a grotesque mediocrity to play a hero’s part.”[1]” [Wikipedia] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Eighteenth_Brumaire_of_Louis_Bonaparte. [my bold emphasis].

Is that how Philby secretly viewed himself? As a “grotesque mediocrity” nonetheless able to play a role arguably (in Philby’s mind?) “heroic”? Was that one reason why Philby drank so much, that dissonance?

I suppose that we shall never know. In any event, I myself am sceptical of the (supposed) importance or significance of Philby, despite the books which continue to be churned out about him, mostly in the UK.

As a matter of fact, I once (in fact more than once; several times) met someone who had once met Philby, or at least had heard him give a lecture. I should have been more curious and asked about that person’s impression of the “great spy” and/or “great traitor”.

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I have blogged about sinister Macron in the past: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/01/09/on-recent-events-in-france/.

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable” [John F. Kennedy, 1962].

If all peaceful protest, publicity and discussion is made impossible and even unlawful, the eventual result will be something more direct.

Talk about “cultural appropriation”!

One of the most telling ways in which the Jew-Zionist lobby has poisoned the UK is in the “denial” label. First there was “holocaust” “denial”, aimed at anyone, whether professional historian or not, questioning the “holocaust” narrative in whole or part (even the ludicrous “gas chambers” nonsense).

After that came climate change “denial”, a term aimed at anyone questioning the causes or effects of what was originally termed “global warming”. As with “holocaust” “denial”, it turns out that the “deniers” have at least the preponderance of fact on their side: Prince Charles and others were wrong when they said, in 2009, that humanity had 3, then 5, then 7 years “to save the planet”.

It turned out that the “experts” were not only wrong but actively mendacious in saying that the Himalayan glaciers would soon melt completely, resulting in the Ganges, Indus and Brahmaputra all running dry.

Al Gore and others were just lying when their films showed the Aral Sea becoming near-desert because of climate change (it was because Soviet planners diverted the feeder waters to cotton production in the 1960s and 1970s). Likewise, while Kilimanjaro had lost much of its snow cap in 2009 [https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/11/091102171209.htm], old photos show similar views a century before, and recent snows have defied the predictions of no-snow by 2020: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/staying-power-of-kilimanjaro-snow-defies-al-gores-gloomy-forecast-8x8l7s0v3. See also: https://skepticalscience.com/mount-kilimanjaro-snow.htm:

Mt. Kilimanjaro’s ice loss is due to land use.

‘Gore claims the snowcap atop Africa’s Mt. Kilimanjaro is shrinking and that global warming is to blame. Yet according to the November 2003 issue of Nature magazine, “Although it’s tempting to blame the ice loss on global warming, researchers think deforestation of the mountain’s foothills is the more likely culprit. Without the forests’ humidity, previously moisture-laden winds blew dry. No longer replenished with water, the ice is evaporating in the strong equatorial sunshine.”‘ “

Well, now we have “Covid-19” “denial”! Anyone questioning the origins of “the virus”, anyone saying that the World Economic Forum and others are using the virus as a means for a “Great Reset”, anyone questioning the utility of repressive government measures such as facemask-mandating, “lockdowns” etc is a “denier”, a kind of heretic, probably a criminal or even a murderer…

This is that happens when it becomes a heresy to question officially-supported fact-narratives. Beware.

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In free countries…”. Quite…

Peter Hitchens still regards the UK as sort-of “free”. Debatable?

Hitler’s policy was resettlement of Jews. Millions did leave Germany, millions left Europe, in the 1930s and early 1940s. USA, UK, Australia, Palestine, and other places too.

What was “unhinged” was the UK and France offering Poland a “guarantee” in 1939 which was not worth the paper on which it was written. That spurious “guarantee” triggered WW2 as surely as the mass mobilizations of 1914 had triggered WW1.

More accurately, the “guarantee” to Poland, when not just ignored by the UK and France on the fateful days of 1-3 September 1939, triggered that disastrous war.

All well and good, but a System MP of that kind will just laugh at critical tweets, emails, letters etc.

Here she is: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Owen. Half-Chinese, and a former paid “political adviser” to Alan Sugar [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Sugar#Early_life].

Again, good as far as it goes, but that particular MP is not disposed to listen.

I lived in Cornwall for two years or so (and another two on the Devon side of the Tamar), having from 2002 to 2004 a lease of one of the largest country houses in North Cornwall (seen below in a 1940s photograph):

[above: same house in a more recent photograph]

The immediately above photograph shows me standing by the ballroom carriage entrance. Incidentally, I am not giving a “Hitler” or “Roman” salute, but merely trying to pose “casually” for the picture, as if resting my hand on the stonework. I am not (it goes without saying) a natural photographic subject…

Cornwall offers few people well-paid work; small businesses such as the Cornish Cheese Company (I am not a shareholder, by the way!) need encouragement to succeed or even survive. The geographical location of Cornwall, its relative isolation, increases shipping costs, and so on.

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I have no idea what shenanigans are going on in the Bristol Labour Party, but what might have been expected from Keir Starmer? It amuses me to see the parallels between him and that little pissant, “Conservative” Party Cabinet minister, Robert Jenrick: both completely in the pocket of the Jewish lobby, both married to Jewish wives (both of whom are property lawyers), both having children all being brought up as Jewish (eg celebrating the Jewish supremacist religious holidays etc).

Surprising court judgment

It is not for me to say whether or not that peculiar woman, Camila Batmanghelidjh, was in some measure a fraud, or whether what she did was in any measure fraudulent. All that can be said was that very large amounts of State funding were spent and probably wasted on a “motley crew” of inner city London ferals. She was in charge (supposedly).

All one can say for sure is that the government of the part-Jew, David Cameron-Levita, was a complete mess.

[above: Camila Batmanghelidjh]

Supposedly of Iranian origin. (((I wonder))).

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If correct, that certainly is terrible.

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Fortunately for Patriotic Alternative, most of those seeing any such Sun “newspaper” expose will only look at the pictures!

One puppet of the Jewish lobby has been replaced by another. All hail “democracy”…

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Diary Blog, 10 February 2021

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Hitler and the NSDAP were not Zionists; Zionists were not National Socialists. Having said that, there was a community of interest insofar as Hitler wanted Jews out of Germany and out of Europe, while the transnational Jew-Zionist lobby wanted as many Jews as possible to go to British Mandate Palestine in order to gradually colonize the territory and be able to confront the existing Arab inhabitants (and then to dispossess them).

The Zionists therefore treated with the 1933-1945 German Government and particularly (though not exclusively) the SS. Something that both sides prefer to forget these days. The SS and NSDAP no longer exist in their original form, but the Zionists and their post-1948 government, in what is now Israel, certainly do exist. For them, such history is better concealed or buried (or banned under the fake “international definition” of “antisemitism”).

Very true. Look at the self-described “Left” on Twitter etc. It puts forward no socialist or even social programme, no socialist policies to speak of, just “black lives matter” nonsense, “LGBTQXYZ” nonsense, pro-facemask and pro-lockdown nonsense.

What a contrast with the years 1917-1956, or 1956-1989!

The self-describing “Left” now has, as a main aim, “deplatforming” nationalist and other “influencers” on social media etc. In that world, getting someone expelled from Twitter (as happened to me in 2018, the expulsion procured by Jews, but applauded by the Twitter pseudo-socialists) counts as a major victory.

The “nationalist” and allied side of the house is little better. For the “alt-Right” and “Alt-lite” purported nationalists (in the UK), the UKIP/Brexit Party types, what matters is changing a red passport for a blue one, or fishing rights in the Channel, or at least pretending to support free speech. For many of the more solid nationalists, even social nationalists, what matters is trying to fight the social media “deplatforming” by complaining (mainly), or tweeting, blogging (yes, I do not exclude my own efforts), or vlogging.

What should matter to us is having a solid social-national programme; after which, having a solid socio-political movement; after which, having “boots on the ground”…

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That tweeter understands.

This is not a “debate”. This is not a “disagreement”. This is the precursor to a civil war or (perhaps more accurately described) social war. Before the American Civil War started, in 1861, the cannon at Fort Sumter, South Carolina (in the harbour at Charleston, a lovely city which I myself, long ago, visited several times) opened fire. That signalled the conflict about to start.

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[Fort Sumter]

Likewise, in 1917, a naval gun on the cruiser Aurora opened fire, signalling the start of the Bolshevik seizure of power in revolutionary Petrograd, and the effective start of the Russian Civil War.

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[the cruiser Aurora, St. Petersburg]

What we see now, on social media, is the equivalent.

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...but answer came there none

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[Lenin’s funeral, 1924; pallbearers led by Dzerzhinsky]

Diary Blog, 7 February 2021

Internet problem

Today’s belated Diary Blog will be truncated by reason of a national, possibly international, attack of some sort on Internet provision; the blog will therefore consist mainly of tweets that struck my attention today. There will be relatively little analysis.

I have also been musing today about how so many who try to do bad things to me, or who have written or said bad things about me, suffer severe hits themselves one way or another. A number have even died from various causes, though not directly through any agency of mine, I should add.

I may write about that some day.

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Rassenschande.

I have noticed over the past decade how tied in with the Jew-Zionist lobby is the “Scottish” Daily Record.

The Army, Royal Marines etc are finding it hard to recruit suitable, or any sufficient number of personnel now. The population has changed and is still changing.

Spelling mistakes aside, is he wrong?

Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan. The Great Replacement. White Genocide.

We need a cultural revolution and a cultural purge.

You wanted to see what the emergent UK ZOG/NWO police state looks like in an ordinary little street somewhere? Look no further…

Naturally, films, TV shows, books too, about the evils of Sovietism are, and will be (until the causes are eliminated), outnumbered a thousand to one by films, TV shows, books etc about the supposed evils of the Third Reich, for the simple reason that Zionist Jews control the film industry, TV companies (including the BBC) and publishing empires across the Western world.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-9231807/Zero-Covid-mirage-says-JONATHAN-SUMPTION-virus-stay.html

A large part of the problem is the personality of Boris Johnson – a public relations artist, not a policy-maker. He is guided by what he thinks public opinion will want. He is a follower, not a leader.

Nice to see a former Lord of Appeal echo what I have been writing for years. A part-Jew clown posing as Prime Minister. The results were predictable.

Migration invasion

https://foxhole.news/2021/02/06/massive-uncertainty-about-migrant-numbers-as-data-sources-fall-apart/

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Diary Blog, 2 February 2021

Another rather dull-looking day, so some wake-up music:

“News you can use”

Useful tips, though not all are applicable to the UK/Western European situation.

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The world can be a very strange place…

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More Twitter shenanigans. I noticed an interview with Twitter’s former head of European affairs. Seemed to be a Jew. What a surprise.

In fact, when I was expelled from Twitter in 2018 (after a small pack of Jews targeted me…but what goes around comes around…), I had just on 3,000 “followers”, which I suppose equates to about 6,000 in 2021 (the “follower” count increases for most accounts over time almost automatically). The funny thing was that the level was kept (apparently artificially) just below 3,000; had been for some time. Obviously manipulated.

I have blogged about these matter previously. While I usually steer clear of Scottish politics, not having much studied the subject (and having never even visited the country), the overall effect on Westminster is a different matter.

If the presently-ruling SNP, as Scottish Government, holds some form of referendum and decides to leave the UK, as Hitchens seems to be saying, the Westminster government would have a choice: to repress that, as the Madrid government has done in Catalonia, or to say “au revoir” and “see you again“… I do not think that out and out repression would be the right response.

I do not see any need to remove the “Saltire” —St. Andrew’s Cross— from the Union flag even if Scotland declares “Independence”. The Union flag, now, reflects the historical position or record, nothing more.

The effect on Westminster politics of Scotland leaving the UK would be nuclear, however. I have examined this previously in detail, but in essence the position would be that 59 Scottish Westminster seats would go, 47-48 of them (1 SNP MP had whip removed) at present being SNP seats, only 6 Scottish Conservative seats.

It can be seen that that would leave Labour, in England and Wales, up that well-known creek without a paddle. It would be almost impossible for Labour even to form a minority government at Westminster (though I concede that “never say never” in UK politics).

On 2019 General Election results, that would mean that there would be 591 seats in the House of Commons, of which 364 would be Conservative, 201 Labour, 7 LibDem, 4 Plaid Cymru, and 1 Green (leaving 19 others aside).

On 2017 General Election results, the situation would be Conservative 316, Labour 256, LibDem 8, Plaid 4, Green 1 (leaving 18 others aside).

It can be seen the the Conservative Party would have a 60-seat overall majority on 2019 figures, and a 29-seat overall majority even on 2017 figures. Bearing in mind that the Speaker does not usually vote, and that Sinn Fein never take their seats, those majorities in practical terms increase by about 16 in both scenarii. So either a 76-seat majority or one of 45. Unassailable.

On the strategic level, I imagine that the Kremlin would regard Scottish withdrawal from the UK as a windfall of huge proportions, fracturing the NATO alliance and removing, probably, UK/NATO military, naval, and air deployments from Scottish territory.

On the UK domestic political level, it would mean that a Labour vote might be a wasted vote, and that there would be an embedded Conservative elected dictatorship anchored in Southern England. Labour as we now know it would retreat even more into being the party of the “blacks and browns” and/or public service employees, and there would be a far greater chance for social nationalism to go mainstream. On that basis, then, bring it on!

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Holbrook seems (?) to be unaware of the JQ. Or what? Certainly, so-called “free speech” advocates (including the Jew-Zionist Melanie Phillips) are batting for him in a way none of them did for me in 2016…see https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/09/the-slide-of-the-english-bar-and-uk-society-continues-and-accelerates/

…and here:

Professor Tettenborn, no less. I do not claim acquaintance with him, though I did sit with him and another person as a “Lord Justice of Appeal” at a student moot organized by Exeter University in 2002, and which was held at the historic Guildhall in the centre of Exeter.

[The Guildhall, Exeter]

That was my one and only time sitting as if in the seat of legal judgment. My loss, or society’s?

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Twitter anonymity

Seems that the UK Government is proposing to do away with anonymity on Twitter and other social media platforms. Oddly, some of the Jew-Zionist element have been pressing for this, which is ironic in that (alongside others) I (who always tweeted from one Twitter account in my own name) was trolled relentlessly by (mainly) Jews, many of whom affected anonymity, though some were eventually exposed in court in cases involving others.

A couple of the several guilty (almost all connected with the fake charity known as “Campaign Against Antisemitism”) were Stephen Silverman of South Essex, who trolled under a number of pseudonyms until found out (now using the main account “@ssilvuk”), and Stephen Applebaum of Watford/Edgware, who also used a number of accounts (contrary to Twitter rules…) but who now mainly tweets as “@grubstreetsteve” and “@rattus2384”. Both of those named were exposed by the CAA’s own lawyer during a preliminary hearing in one of the Alison Chabloz private prosecutions (persecutions).

Neither Silverman nor Applebaum were ever charged with any offence for such activities. Silverman was supposed to be interviewed by police but weaselled out of attending, helped by “CAA” lawyers.

I have no great objection to the proposed new social media rules or laws on identity. I myself have never been a “troll”, indeed have been the target for trolls. As I say, mainly Jews and/or “antifascist” deadheads.

In a way, I look forward to the exposure of the identities of certain trolls presently anonymous or pseudonymous. A few of them must have fear in their hearts. Rightly so.

The stars in their courses fight on the side of the just” [ancient Chinese saying].

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There he is. Chris Whitty. One of the most prominent UK officials during the past year of disinformation, scam, lies, weaponizing of illness, and the Great Reset conspiracy. Not quite as bad, arguably, as Ferguson, but part of the same lot of narrowly-focussed technocrats.

The worst thing that any nation (assuming for the moment that the UK still is a “nation”) can do is put specialized scientists, numbers crunchers, and administrative medics in charge. The misnamed “SAGE” lot are halfway through destroying Britain’s short-term and medium-term future.

Well, I think that we know what we shall have to do, maybe not so far into the future. It will be hard, and will scar not only us but also our descendants, for generations, but it will have to be done.

Ha ha! Laurels and oak leaves.

I have blogged about Greta Nut previously: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/09/29/greta-thunberg-system-approved-wunderkind/

I like what little I have heard of these “hundred-handers”. They are, it seems, akin to the samizdat (self-publishing) dissidents in the Soviet Union during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. When lies are all the public see, whether in mass media, from the churches, the schools and universities, the police, the corrupt political class, ONE SMALL PIECE OF TRUTH pierces the darkness.

If I had to name one single person who personifies almost everything nasty and disgusting about the British society of, say, 1975-2020, it would have to be Branson.

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Diary Blog, 1 February 2021

A dull day, featureless. Haze not amounting to mist or fog, no rain, no sun, no snow.

Time for some music and then a very late morning breakfast. Toast, Cheshire cheese, tomato, and some kefir. It’s nearly midday, so make that brunch.

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The most pressing question across the Western world, especially in the Anglophone countries, is the JQ.

Interesting… see https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/07/18/theyre-coming-to-take-me-away-ha-ha/

Brilliant. Laurels and oak leaves.

I think that we know that this nonsense is not going to be eliminated by tweets, blogs or debates, at the end of the day.

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Well, “Dr.” Raw does have a point. True, Labour is closer behind the Conservative Party than was the case at the 2019 General Election, but that is mainly because the Jewish press (both msm and otherwise) has almost stopped demonizing Labour now that Jewish-lobby puppet Starmer is leader.

Still, looking at the incompetence and nonsense of the present ZOG/NWO regime at Downing Street, it might have been expected that Labour would be miles ahead. It might be, were it a real Opposition, but Starmer just supports everything that “Boris”-idiot is doing, but says that it should be done more! Lockdown, the facemask nonsense, you name it. On immigration, Labour cannot attack the Government’s poor record, because Labour still favours mass immigration…

Overall, Labour looks pretty sad.

An elderly lady I once knew used to say, in the 1980s, if a picture of Brittan came up on TV, “doesn’t that snout just need kicking?!

but look at the subsequent exchange below:

The first tweeter has a “prison” mentality: obey the “rules”, denounce “rulebreakers”, and maybe the “authorities” will “allow” you a period of outside exercise every day…

Ironic…if I am not mistaken, that “antifascist” tweeter, “@jdpoc” (who in the past has tweeted against me) was quite recently tweeting something online about his own “issues”…

Par for the course, it seems.

I could write a book about the immigration cases I did in the early 1990s; I appeared before immigration tribunals at first instance, in the Immigration Appeal Tribunal, and also in the High Court (on judicial review applications).

Some cases were run of the mill, involving marriages etc, others involved fugitive members of foreign secret services, and yet others alleged members of extremist or “terrorist” groups (mostly Kurdish).

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9207959/Barrister-called-woman-stroppy-teenager-colour-sacked.html

If only Holbrook and other members of the Bar had broken cover and spoken up clearly (or at all) when a pack of malicious Jews instigated my disbarment in 2016, he might not be where he now is…

https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/09/the-slide-of-the-english-bar-and-uk-society-continues-and-accelerates/

Oh, really, “@KathyConWom”? Where were you and Conservative Woman etc in 2016, after I was disbarred (and then pilloried in the “free” Press)?

I have also not heard a word or seen a word in support of persecuted satirical singer-songwriter Alison Chabloz from such “free speech” advocates…in fact she is still facing both persecution and actual prosecution.

[Alison Chabloz]

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MSM going mad about Russian police and their rough tactics. The Russian police are rough at times. Russia is a rough country. So what is the excuse of the Dutch police, who on the weekend were using mounted police, water cannon, and rubber bullets on pensioners and young women (among others) protesting about the “lockdown” repression? The Dutch mounted police were filmed cracking open the heads of fleeing protestors with heavy clubs.

Strangely enough, the UK msm went mad today about Russia, but forgot to mention the Netherlands. BBC propaganda was blatant. All very (((odd))).

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Below, same orchestra, same conductor (the composer) but a different recording of Hanson’s Romantic Symphony , with far better sound quality:

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

Diary Blog, 27 January 2021, including a few thoughts about the Labour Party

Oh, God. Apparently, it is some kind of “holocaust” commemoration today, and Radio 4 steps up yet again, with the ubiquitous Jewish rabbi Julia Neuberger on Prayer for the Day, the early morning “god slot”. Talks about how Soviet General Petrenko was “appalled” at the supposed crimes of the “Nazis”. Well, of course he would have been “appalled”, being a high-ranking Stalinist! Oh, no, wait…

Have Radio 4 producers or editors never heard of the “GULAG Archipelago“? The Yezhovshchina? The Ukrainian famine? The other purges? The tortures?

More to the point, when and how did the BBC, and especially Radio 4, and especially the once-magisterial Today Programme and its offshoot bits and pieces, get so completely taken over? Jews are only 0.5% of the UK population, if that, but have colonized not only Radio 4 Today Programme but much of the msm over the past decades, and especially since, about, 1989.

As for the Today Programme generally, it has, like PM and other shows, become almost unlistenable. I switch off after a short while.

Labour Party

Keir Starmer is a Jewish-lobby puppet. He is more “competent” than Boris-idiot, but then almost anyone would be. “Competence” is necessary (or should be) in an administrator; in a political leader, “the vision thing” mentioned by George Bush snr. is, well, the “thing”. Boris-idiot has no vision. Neither has Keir Starmer. That is part of Labour’s problem.

Corbyn had a kind of vision, a kind of backward-looking vision of Britain. Not Britain as it ever was, but a sort of cartoon British history based on “Teach Yourself Marxism” meets “Wokeness”: undifferentiated “feudalism” from ancient times, leading up to some time around the English Civil War, and focussing on Levellers etc. Then the era of the Luddites and later Chartists. The Tolpuddle Martyrs. The founding of the trade unions, and the Labour Party.

Corbyn’s cartoon history of the UK would then take in the 1926 General Strike, the Jarrow March, the “Battle of Cable Street”, a few foreign aspects such as the Front Populaire, and Trotskyism, a risibly black-and-white version of the Second World War, then the NHS, social housing, new towns; the good ship Windrush and Commonwealth immigration (thought of by Corbyn as something good!). Finally, Thatcherism, the Miners’ Strike, Blairism and the betrayal of socialist principle, followed by 2010-2019 “Tory Austerity”.

Not that that view of British and European history is exactly or wholly “wrong”, in that those events were all aspects of it. The problem is that such a tableau contains no nuance and only a minute fraction of the real events and trends.

As for Corbyn’s vision of Britain’s future, it would be a compendium consisting of happy smiling workers of various races advancing to a radiant multikulti future, a Britain where trade unions worked with “socialist” “anti-racist” Labour politicians to eliminate “racism”, “sexism” and any form of inequality, in a Britain where borders were open to all, social services excellent and open freely to anyone just off the boat, where there was to be no conflict, magic money funding high pay and benefits, as well as quality public housing and transport (despite mass immigration), a Britain with no dissent except in how to move forward the socialist agenda, and no “fascism” or —God forbid!— “neo-Nazi” tendency.

The above Corbynist agenda and vision, of course, had as little reality as a Superman cartoon. In a way, it was the Jewish element that was the stumbling-block. Not that Corbyn was particularly “anti-Semitic” from my point of view (and after all, I ought to know!). It was more that Jews, with their “tribal” loyalty and clannishness, their materialism, their pushiness, their interest in financial advancement etc, not to mention their pragmatism, got in the way of that idealized and completely unworkable vision of an ideal post-Marxist “socialist” Britain and world.

Where would the Jews have fitted into that “Corbynist” vision? Nowhere. Corbyn knew it. His advisers, such as Seumas Milne, knew it. The Jews themselves knew it. Thus was set the stage for the conflict between the Jews and Jewish lobby against Corbyn and the Labour Party.

The Jews won. Corbyn and Labour lost. The tweets below make the point:

That is where Labour now is: it is a battlefield after the “mother of all battles”, a battlefield strewn with the bodies of the fallen, Corbyn among them.

Labour stopped being “socialist”, even in theory, sometime around 1990-ish. Clause 4 was deleted, nationalization scrapped. Under Blair and Brown, it is hard to see Labour even as having been social-democratic.

The expenses scandal that rocked the end of the 1997-2010 Labour period was driven not only by criminal greed (on the part of both Labour and Conservative MPs) but by the wish on the part of Labour MPs (too) to live a rather affluent “bourgeois” life. Not only by cheating and freeloading on expenses, but by getting as much outside “work” as possible.

Thus we saw, for example, Tom Watson raking in a regular £500 per month expenses (extra, on top of salary and general expenses) for food alone; we saw outright fraud; we saw Patricia Hewitt and others selling influence for hard cash. And so on…

Labour MPs and officials married affluent people, often those with profitable businesses. Corbyn Labour as well as “centrist” Labour:

“[Seamus] Milne married Cristina Montanari, an Italian-born director of an advertising firm, in 1992. The couple have two now-adult children, a son and daughter, who were educated at selective grammar schools in Kingston upon Thames.” [Wikipedia; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seumas_Milne].

Diane Abbott, another Corbyn supporter, educated her own children privately, while insisting that only State schools would exist in the future…

Even the “hardline socialists” of Corbyn-Labour were basically a bunch of fakes (I refer to the MPs and officials, not the bamboozled mugs at rank-and-file level).

Keir Starmer is now effectively in charge of a party which is a wasteland. It stands for nothing, offers nothing, looks forward to nothing.

Where does that leave Labour, electorally? In fact, in a slightly better position than where it was under Corbyn.

For one thing, the Jewish Press (and I refer to the msm outlets as well as the specifically “Jewish” Press such as the Jewish Chronicle) stopped attacking Labour as soon as Zionist puppet Starmer became leader. In a country as manipulated as the UK, that must have an effect.

There again, the Conservative Party has little support among under-30s. The “virus” is killing old people, mainly. That must play to Labour’s advantage, in that only a tiny number of people of 70 years of age or greater now vote Labour.

Also, the blacks and browns are breeding fast, and they mostly vote Labour.

Having said that, the only way, at present, that Labour could form a government, would be with SNP help. If Scotland chooses Independence (however fake), that removes 50-60 Commons votes from any coalition or alliance.

All three main or System parties are failing, but Labour is, arguably, failing fastest, not least because it is not “opposing”, and because it can have no vision.

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[https://www.gofundme.com/f/Urgent-Appeal-in-saving-a-Cornish-Farm?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=m_pd+share-sheet]

Another Jew exploiter and fraudster. Remember “Robert Maxwell”? At least that bastard only had one yacht bought with stolen money. The Green pack have three megayachts.

Prison? I have a better idea for those parasites…

Cartoon

This made me laugh…

That must be comforting to all the homeless British people…

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Diary Blog, 25 January 2021

The decadence overwhelming the UK

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9179703/BBC-programme-tells-9-year-olds-100-genders.html

…and if that presenter woman is not Jewish, I’ll eat my hat.

Always. Every. Single. Time.

Facebook, “Doomsday Machine”

An article attacking Facebook, from the editor of an msm outlet. In fact, just another attempt to shut Pandora’s box. There is a huge campaign now by NWO/ZOG to shut down even the limited free speech that exists.

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2020/12/facebook-doomsday-machine/617384/

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What is the phrase? Something like “a waste of oxygen“… We Europeans, especially perhaps we British, are in general and by nature more compassionate than Africans, North Africans, Orientals, Muslims generally, but that does mean that, sometimes, the unworthy benefit.

The truth of that was made manifest in the survival of decency and culture within families even in the terrible milieu of Jewish Bolshevism, and later Stalinism, in the Soviet Union of the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s,1950s, and on to the collapse of socialism around 1989. I suppose that the worst time for secrecy plus denunciation was the 1930s, especially the Yezhovshchina of 1937-1939, and then the late 1940s.

In fact, the “Conservative” government “child spies” campaign or proposal is merely the logical consequence of what has gone before (in recent years); it is a continuation of what already exists.

In and after 2010, we saw part-Jew Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, call upon curtain-twitching pleb-Cons to “report” their neighbours who were unemployed and/or disabled, and who might be sleeping late rather than hurrying and scurrying to “seek work” (often unobtainable anyway) in the (((finance-capitalist))) economy.

For years we have seen the authorities demand that neighbours, families, churches, mosques, schoolteachers, even Church of England priests (if there are any left who are not arse-faced lesbians), report or denounce their own families, and friends, acquaintainces, pupils, parishioners etc; not only for “terrorism”, by the way, but also for supporting animal welfare, for opposing mass immigration (migration-invasion) etc. The government even established “Morozovist” organizations, such as “Prevent” and “Channel”, in order to facilitate it all.

I blogged about it years ago: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2018/05/30/one-mans-extremism-is-another-mans-struggle-for-liberty-and-justice/.

More recently, we have see government attempts to get people to denounce neighbours, friends, family who might have exceeded the arbitrary “Rule of Six” invented by Boris-idiot, or who might actually have invited family members to visit at Christmas.

Over the years, we have seen the users of Twitter etc delight in “reporting” “wrong thinking” and “wrong speaking” people to Twitter, or to police, or to others who might punish the dissident. Employers, academic institutions etc. As always, the Jewish element was in the forefront in “reporting” people, though others joined in, particularly the “antifa” idiot-crowd, and the allied self-describing “Left”.

Now this.

I wonder whether Jewish lobby puppet Keir Starmer will go along (yet again) with what this government is going and proposing?

The real agenda lies behind the supposed reasons for the “reporting” campaigns; to create a serf or slave society somewhere down the line.

Final thought (for today) on all that: remember what happened to Pavel Morozov. After all, if you play by Moscow Rules…

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

[Pavel Morozov, second row, at middle]

I wonder where the blacks, browns, even Orientals would be, had our white European civilization, especially that developed since about 1400 AD, never existed? Oh, no, wait…

What we are seeing is not exactly “authoritarianism” but the infantilism of, mostly, the self-describing “Left”, who just want to be told what to do by the Big Brother State. Those types are the core of the lockdown and facemask zealotry. A chance for them to see people bullied and bossed around, while retaining a figleaf of “caring sharing” fakery at the same time.

I have to admit that I did not like the look of this Brand person much, but if he is now waking up, then I warm to him (at least slightly).

White genocide. The Great Replacement. The Great Reset. Fight it or die (pretty soon)…

Just what I was blogging about recently. I shall be laughing when the UK and connected “antifascist” Twitter-twits are expelled. They have little or nothing else.

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Oswald Mosley

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[Oswald Mosley MP, 1922]

A few links: https://www.oswaldmosley.com/; http://www.oswaldmosley.net/; https://www.oswaldmosley.com/links/; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oswald_Mosley; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diana_Mitford

A now-deceased friend of mine, acquainted with both Mosley and his wife Diana in the 1950s, always said that Mosley’s mistake was to accentuate the “Man of Action” and military aspect of his character (genuine though that was: WW1 officer of both the Army and the Royal Flying Corps; wounded in action), while playing down his more intellectual side (which my friend thought reflected his overall character more, though in the late 1950s Mosley was, of course, over 60).

UK quarantine

Unless the Government simply props up airlines and travel companies (pointlessly), they are finished. Who on Earth will book a foreign holiday from the UK when that tourist (and family, if any) will now quite likely have to spend 10-14 days quarantined in a guarded hotel, and even have to pay for their own incarceration?! Forget it.

In fact, the country where the tourist is booked may also impose some such requirement, and at short notice…

In short, the travel and tourism sector, both domestic and overseas, is totally screwed, as are its huge number of employees.

Incidentally, the whole travel and tourism sector in the UK employs a total of 3.8 million people, about 11% of the entire UK workforce.

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Diary Blog, 17 January 2021

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Kate Ferguson, who is apparently Westminster Correspondent at the Sun “newspaper”, and who apparently does not know that the phrase she is trying to use is a variant of “…and with one bound he was free”… I mean, this is not some ignorant pleb tweeting. Oh, no…wait…

Yet another unintended comment on the state of British “journalism” and “journalists” today.

There are few considered more anti-Israel or “antisemitic” than me, but credit where due— this is, on the face of it, a tremendous achievement.

The “virus” fall-out

The various Government measures to mitigate, not the virus but the Government’s own policies in relation to it (“lockdowns”, “tiers”, quarantining, etc) bought off real popular opposition last year. The Government took a leaf from the book of Aneurin Bevan [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aneurin_Bevan], who said that he had bought off opposition from medical doctors to the establishment of the NHS by having “stuffed their mouths with gold” (i.e. allowing senior doctors (“consultants”) to take on private work as well as receiving relatively high NHS pay).

“Furlough” payments ensured that, in 2020, many received effectively the same pay as before, but for no work (“furlough” was capped at 80% of net pay to a maximum of £2,500 p.c.m., but that was close to 100% for most, when the costs of just having a job are factored in: travel, snacks, drinks, clothes etc).

Many others were able to “work from home”, which might have had disadvantages for some but many advantages for others: no travel costs; a saving of (?) 1-5 hours of travel on the day, depending on the commute; the possibility to organize the day to suit the employee; no “boss” people supervizing the employee directly, or able to see what the employee is doing during the working day.

Naturally, the higher-paid working from home would have been, and are, in a better position than the lower-paid: perhaps large detached houses, perhaps also with swimming pools, tennis courts, large gardens in which to relax etc. One could imagine some, working in between swimming, and perhaps drinking Chardonnay ordered online and delivered to the door (I seem to remember that, even nearly 20 years ago, Sainsbury’s would not only deliver my wife’s orders, but actually take the stuff into the kitchen for her).

Also, companies started to demand Government help. Even those run by tax exiles such as Richard Branson. Some help was given.

Not everyone was taken care of by Government largesse. The self-employed, thhose running the smaller and one-man companies etc. The majority of the population, though, was shut up in both senses by Government order and Government money. Even the unemployed (etc) on Universal Credit, got a £20 a week increase.

Now, however, after much to-ing and fro-ing, we find ourselves back in “lockdown”.

Once again, the furlough is extended. Once again, failing businesses are, in some cases, being propped up, smaller airports among them. For how long, though?

Today, we heard that Newquay Airport (which I myself used a few times in the past) will be given money. I do not know whether other airports I used to use, e.g. Exeter and Southampton, are in a similar position.

Let us examine what might happen. Let us say that “the virus”, whether because of natural decline, the vaccine(s), whatever, disappears some time in 2021 from the UK. Air travel will take a long long time to recover, especially if countries are to insist on quarantines and “virus-free” certification. Will UK airports, airlines, ground services etc need or demand propping-up for years? Is that even possible?

We read that the UK Government can borrow money at very low, almost zero, interest at present. Good, but for how long?

We now read that the Government wants to reduce Universal Credit by £20 a week, while chucking those currently on it £500 in cash. There may be a revolt by Conservative MPs, and a possible Government defeat in the coming days.

The argument over UC payments presages coming disputes. No matter how much can currently be borrowed by the UK Government, eventually that will become unsustainable. What then? Already, State benefits paid to the unemployed are at their lowest since 1992 and, according to other calculation, overall benefits were not this low in real terms since the 1960s, which however was a era of, effectively, full employment.

The present government cannot simply, say, raise the State Pension (“Old Age Pension”, as was) entitlement age from 66, where it will be from 2022, to he age of 67, or 68, or 70, not without a massive backlash from voters aged over 65, and they are a half of all Conservative supporters: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-politics-47909281. They are also far more likely to vote.

In other words, if the present government hits the pensioners or those looking at shortly becoming pensioners, it is toast.

The Government is looking at the unemployed and others as targets because they are less significant electorally, though at the same time, 40% of UC claimants are actually not unemployed but are in low-paid work.

Unsurprisingly, Indian “clever boy” Rishi Sunak is not going to introduce a windfall wealth tax. He wants to extract money from the poor or poor-ish, while not dooming his party electorally.

What about demand in the economy? Already low. The poor spend all or almost all of what they have; they have no choice. The rich, given extra money, invest it, often in hedging assets: property, savings accounts, gold etc. It makes sense to give more to the poor and less to the rich (however defined).

Once the various mitigation measures tail off, unemployment —and discontent—– will soar.

One can see storms coming. God grant social-nationalism the way in which to take advantage of them for the good of the people. “For the good of the people is the highest law” [Cicero].

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Meanwhile, the USA has concentration camps today, both at Guantanamo and elsewhere, including secret ones. The inmates are in many cases treated as badly or worse than were those in WW2 Germany, or even the Soviet Union’s GULAG operation. The American concentration camps have doctors too, as does the CIA.

Interesting.

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Trump! While you still can, PARDON the Capitol Stormers, PARDON all social-national and allied prisoners in Federal custody or incarceration, PARDON Snowden, PARDON Assange!

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Jewish privilege?

The “@Amy_amorie” Twitter account is usually worth seeing.

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Or, with apologies to Orwell, “nigger” [etc] = bad language, but “gammon” = OK language…

Surprising, perhaps, that Andrew Neil put it that way, but then again he is very much pro-Jew and pro-Israel, and ranted a few times on TV (on his now-defunct late-night BBC2 show) about “Nazis”, “racists” etc. Demeaning (to him); it takes the gloss off his being the best political interviewer in the UK.

Prepare now…

The “new” politics (since the 1960s), now everywhere…

In the end, it will have to be confronted…

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We shall see…

Peter Hitchens makes, once again, a good point, but fails to point out that the present Kiev regime, posing as the legitimate overnment of the Ukraine, is a complete Jewish-Zionist sham. All the top ministers are Jewish, and at least one is actually an Israeli!

The whole point of the law is its cool impartiality, its judgment of the facts by a jury, and of the law by an impartial, dispassionate judge. If judges are going to start offering politico-medical lectures from the bench, it changes us into a completely different kind of country. In effect, a defendant in such cases is on trial for his opinions, not his actions.

Does Judge Matthews desire such a state of affairs? I doubt it. In that case she should not do this again. But I fear someone else will. Much that we used to know and trust about this country is vanishing with amazing speed.” [Peter Hitchens, Daily Mail].

All very true. Part of the problem is that “District Judges” (the old stipendiary magistrates) are not, in the traditional sense, real “judges”. Mostly solicitors who have applied for these rather simple jobs, which however pay quite well (I think that a full-time DJ gets about £110,000 p.a. now).

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