It seems that there were potentially dangerous teenage sluts even back then…
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…and of course also getting them used to the idea of a mixed-race population…
The sinister yet pathetic new Australian biosecurity police state.
Near-cretins, and completely brainwashed. In fact, despite the fact that they are white British, they are all but useless, as they stand, in creating a foundation for any future quantum leap in human evolution. In fact, I would bet that they would all at least pretend to be OK with mixed-race breeding too.
Out in about 6 years. Alternatively, sedation, then helicopter, then Atlantic Ocean…
At the very least, should be doing 20 full years slaving for the British people.
Even more striking when you consider that all of those countries except Taiwan have large black/brown minorities.
[Update, later same day: Funnier than I expected, with a more than slightly serious edge; recommended.]
Escalation from the Ukrainian (Kiev regime) side. Either they do not understand that Russia has the power to destroy every last Ukrainian city within minutes, or they (or those behind them) are trying to provoke exactly that. New World Order (NWO) strategy.
Sad news. Paxman will probably be replaced by some black, or an Indian, maybe a black/brown woman. They might even be able to find one who is a lesbian or —surely they could not be that sick?— Eddie Izzard, though of course he is neither black nor brown (nor a woman).
After the BBC has selected a replacement for Paxman, all that they will then have to do is to dumb down University Challenge in the way that has happened to Mastermind. Dumbed down, and with a black/brown (or whatever) presenter, and it will be job done…
In any case, “diversity” is only a transitional phase, until the white British people (and the same, mutatis mutandis, in other European/white countries) are eliminated, after which there will just be a coffee-coloured and cultureless mass, easily controlled by the (((you know who))). No “diversity” then, just a black/brown monochrome mass or mob. White Genocide. The Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan.
The global population is far too high. Twice the number compared to 1970. For me the key question after the overall number is the proportion of European/white people as a proportion of the whole— shrinking rapidly. A very small minority already.
We need to prepare for a new world with a smaller population, and that population mainly “Aryan” (stricto sensu, post-Aryan or white European), in order to prepare a quantum leap in human evolution.
As usual in the UK these days, we see a lack of strategic thought and plan.
I think that small children should be with their mothers, not carted off to nurseries, creches etc, but in a socio-economic milieu where women are almost forced to work for family-economic reasons, that is rather a counsel of perfection.
There is also the point that so many mothers now are “single mothers”, thus intensifying the financial pressures.
“Pay…at the next election“? Hardy ha ha. When there is a fake binary choice between two “main parties” that are at root similar, with a few “controlled” (((controlled))) fake protest-vote parties to reinforce the illusion of choice?
There is only one form of “payment” worth anything, and only one form that degenerate MPs etc really take seriously.
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Don’t forget the hidden invasion— births to non-white mothers…
Ash Sarkar is, of course, non-white, thus carrying a certain baggage into such a debate. Apart from that, she is basically one of the huge number of “useful idiots” supporting (wittingly or not) an agenda set by secretive transnational cabals. In summary, by those who wish to implement the Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan [http://adam.curry.com/art/1543753587_mkXBrvrY.html].
The necessary future quantum leap in human evolution can only be made on a foundation of evolving European humanity. The rest of the world’s population is either static or degenerating, speaking in broad terms.
That is why European humanity has to be kept, as far as possible, European in racial —and also cultural— terms.
Ash Sarkar and her colleagues are every bit as much “controlled opposition” as are the likes of Nigel Farage, that Tice fellow etc.
To him that hath shall be given
I found buried treasure of a sort today.
I was in a large Sainsbury supermarket about 10 miles from home. I happened to notice two things: that it had a currency-exchange kiosk, and that I, in my wallet, had a US $10 bill, which I had more or less forgotten about; I must have had it for a decade or more.
It turned out that I could exchange the $10 without some bs minimum commission. I did. £7.21. Better than a poke in the eye, anyway. The kiosk, though, was unable to exchange a second note in the wallet, a Cuban 5-peso bill. Probably worthless anyway.
The lady in the kiosk was curious to see the Cuban note, and told me that she was from Ukraine. I wonder how many are here, and whether she came recently (I presume not).
I would say “every little helps“, but I think that that is the slogan of some other supermarket.
…and I must have missed Priti Patel’s defence of my rights of free expression. I have been targeted by packs of Jews for the past decade. Not one of those System “free speech” types (Toby Young, James Delingpole etc) has ever defended my right.
“The System needs at least two “major parties” (even if their combined membership is only about 600,000, i.e. 1% of the UK population) because it preserves the facade of a binary choice, the facade of supposed “democracy” etc. So fake Labour has to exist, just as fake Conservative Party has to exist, in order to fool the mass of the people into thinking that they have a real choice. They do not have any such choice.“
“Labour, like the “Conservatives”, has to exist and pretend to put forward a bunch of policies, when really both parties have been stripped of real policy, real difference, and even real politicians (look at the pathetic deadheads now crowding the Commons and Lords alike). You want to see what “ZOG” looks like? Just look at “British” political parties and MPs today.“
Leaving aside the immediate issue reported on (fuel inflation), it should not be possible to “cash in” a private pension below X-age. If I am not mistaken, the right to cash-in was brought in, or made much easier, when the part-Jew, George Osborne, was Chancellor of the Exchequer.
A private pension is to help someone of pensionable age, clearly. It is not just a long-term investment of some kind. It is against public policy in the broad sense to allow pensions to be simply cashed-in.
In fact, it is contra public policy in practical terms as well, quite apart from the ethical aspect, or impact on the individual, because someone who cashes-in a private pension but then later, at or above pensionable age, becomes poor enough to require State “Pension Credit Guarantee”, will have his or her State Pension augmented by Pension Credit so that he or she receives a minimum of £185 per week (as well as other benefits, such as Housing Benefit etc if applicable).
In other words, not only the individual but also the State itself will, in that instance, lose out financially.
“The world is not without kind people“, says a Russian proverb. One sees that constantly, despite also seeing contrary news.
Look at the story about “Mrs. Hinch”. She has given away a £600,000 house simply because she wants to help a family, and “does not need” the capital proceeds of any sale.
Remarkable. I have no idea whether her husband is wealthy; she herself is said to be “worth” about £1.5M (presumably discounting the donated house).
It was not clear to me, on skimming the report, whether the house donated has actually been transferred, or just given to live in rent-free for as long as permitted. Either way, very generous.
If only the very wealthy of our society, those possessing tens, hundreds, or thousands of millions, were as kind-hearted.
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London. Zoo. Monkeyworld.
“Full-term abortion“. Murder of babies born, or being born, or about to be born, and perfectly capable of living a full human life in most cases. Straight murder. Legalized.
Will any of those Australian MPs be held to account in an appropriate way?
“Racism” against white Europeans is now considered OK; but any perceived mere criticism of Jews, or non-whites, is not only not approved of by the System, but may even be criminalized by biased law and enforcement.
“They” worm their way in everywhere, if not stopped.
Educated guess: of those 19,000 or more migrant-invaders, not one will actually be —in any way— someone who benefits the British people, but let us be kind, and assume that 1% benefit the UK (somehow). What about the other 99%? Guessing (but I think reasonably) further: of every 100 migrant-invaders, at least 10, maybe 20, will turn out to be criminal and/or terroristic; the remaining 79 or more will just be completely useless millstones round our collective neck.
I was not too pleased about Neil Oliver when he did Coast, especially his —not always well-informed– occasional anti-“Nazi” historical (or ahistorical) comments, but he has certainly redeemed himself in the past couple of years.
Not that I agree with everything he now says, but no matter. He is in general on the right track. I may be an “idealist”, as some have called me, but I do have pragmatic aspects as well.
Ask “Robert Maxwell” or Jeffrey Epstein. Oh, no— you can’t, because they snuffed it under mysterious circumstances. Ask Ghislaine “Maxwell”, then. Oh, no— you can’t, because she is in prison for much of the rest of her horrible life, and afraid of being murdered (as was, she thinks, her father) by Israeli Intelligence killers.
Liz Truss and Priti Patel, and Keir Starmer (etc) should be wary of being puppets of Israel and the Jew lobby. It’s one rouble to get in, but two roubles to get out…
Incredible how varied the UK can be in terms of temperature. Where I live (Hampshire coast) the temperature at 0900 hrs this morning was 22C, in London at same time it was 33C, but in Edinburgh only 16C.
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Eddie Izzard is as much a woman as a pantomime horse is Red Rum.
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I do not usually approve of rowdy behaviour, but if a few frustrated Brits in Greece were to give the idiot a kicking, I have to admit that I would not be upset about it.
Incapable of creating a civilization, incapable of maintaining one even when provided to them, and most of them incapable even of simply living decently as unwanted “guests” in the civilization created by white Europeans.
Well, I again beat political journalist John Rentoul this week— 5/10 as against his slightly shocking 2/10.
I would have scored 7/10 had I been able to recall the answer to question 7 (which I basically knew) and had I been more observant in the many billiard rooms I have seen, and so been able to answer question 4.
Apart from those questions 4 and 7, I did not know the answers to questions 3, 5, and 10.
“A father-of-two who waited 20 hours in A&E only to be told to see his GP ‘refused to leave’ the hospital without vital blood tests – which revealed he was suffering from terminal cancer.“
“Following the diagnosis he says the treatment and care he has received has been ‘amazing’.“
The NHS is a fine idea, which in practice is often also very good, but which is also often terrible.
The “free at point of use” foundation I support completely, but not for blacks and browns who come to the UK to get free healthcare off the back of the British people.
Increasingly, it seems that NHS healthcare is very hit-and-miss, and for many years there has been both terrible mismanagement and/or maladministration. There has also been a widespread (and from what I have seen) justified perception that basic matters, such as hospital cleanliness, have been left undone, or not properly done.
Further, not all NHS staff exhibit the compassion that they should, and that others do.
“Covid”, even now, has become and remains the go-to excuse for poor service, whether seeing a GP or using a bank branch (my own bank has now reduced its hours to those last seen c.1980).
American “pay or die” healthcare (a simplification, of course) is unsuitable, but so is an NHS which is now little more than a skeleton service.
What matters is what works for the people, “for the welfare of the people is the highest law” [Cicero].
As I blogged when Starmer became Labour leader, even if you leave aside the fact that he is a puppet for the Jew lobby, the bastard is as dull as ditchwater, and has no vision, only pettifogging detail work to offer.
Wait until you see the lazy reporting from Ukraine…
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An effusion, though, which took its force from Brooke’s class origins (without wishing to seem “Marxist”). The poorer classes were considerably repressed at that time, arguably more so than in some other countries, even European countries (e.g. France).
Brooke, though not an aristocrat or very wealthy, was from the reasonably-comfortable middle classes, arguably the most loudly-“patriotic” strata of English society in that era.
As blogged previously, I have not only visited, but lived and/or worked in hot countries, albeit at a younger age, but there is something exceptionally oppressive about the heat this time.
I had to go out yesterday afternoon. Walking to the car, I felt the sun to be as fierce as I remembered it to have been once or twice in places such as Qatar. The sun felt, on the head and back, like some active and hostile force.
Disturbing to have such a feeling in England.
I blogged as much a few days ago.
How can Ukraine “win”? What would a Kiev-regime victory look like? All Russian troops pushed back into Russia proper? All Russian people deported? Crimea (and its 90%+ Russian population) placed under Ukrainian martial law (or rule, without law)?
If Crimea is attacked seriously and heavily, or if Russian forces in the Donbass region are pushed back and out, Russia will probably resort to “battlefield” or “tactical” nuclear weapons.
What would be worse for Russia, Ukrainian cities —including Kiev— flattened, or Crimea occupied by Kiev-regime forces, or Russian troops and civilians pushed out of Ukraine? I think, that for Putin at least, defeat is unimaginable, and he will do anything to prevent it.
12 August, and the start of the open season for grouse in England.
About 4% of England consists of grouse moor, some 1.3M acres, and almost all (as much as 99%) of that is in private hands.
Even leaving aside the ethics of shooting living birds “for fun”, this is not good. The red grouse is increased in number by reason of being bred for the shoot, and a few other species (curlew, lapwing etc) may also be helped, but many others (both birds and ground animals) are persecuted and their numbers reduced by direct action of gamekeepers and/or by habitat loss.
A clip from a year ago:
The grouse moors should mostly be rewilded. That would aid nature conservation, also conserve water, and improve aesthetics as well.
“Former Crimewatch presenter Sue Cook has criticised the BBC’s ‘shameful’ reporting, claiming the broadcaster is concerned with ticking ‘woke boxes’….
…she accused the corporation of not wanting to ‘question anything’, particularly during the pandemic, as she claimed the BBC is no longer the ‘absolute national institution’ that it used to be.
‘Sadly it’s not looking very good,’ she told Nigel Farage on his GB News show Talking Pints. ‘It was an absolute national institution and a huge treasure, and I think they still do some good dramas although not quite as good as they used to be.
‘You see all the woke boxes being ticked, as the cast comes on.’
Miss Cook added: ‘The foreign correspondents are still second to none – people like Frank Gardner and Jeremy Bowen and Orla Guerin are wonderful. But the news-gathering is really quite shameful. And they don’t seem to want to question anything.’
She lambasted the BBC for its Covid coverage.
‘It is shameful,’ she said. ‘Throughout lockdown did anybody ever ask, “Why?” How are children going to be affected if you’re closing schools? How are university students affected if you’re shutting universities? Knife crime went up. Was there any journalism about that?’
‘In my day we’d have found out the truth.”
The above tweets are not completely accurate. For one thing, a lawyer qualified and/or licensed to practice in one or more states of the USA is not, thereby, a “US Attorney“. This is an irritating error that one sees quite often, not only in tweets by ignorant persons on Twitter, but even in UK newspapers.
A U.S. Attorney is, quite specifically, an attorney who is a Federal prosecutor. I have met a number of them.
Someone qualified to practise law in one or more states of the USA is merely an attorney, not a “US Attorney”, and that is so whether or not a US citizen. The correct term would be “American attorney”, or simply “attorney”.
As for Suella Braverman’s default(s), the tweets below explain the situation quite well. It seems that (like me), Suella Braverman qualified for the New York Bar [Bar of the State of New York] and then, also like me, either never practised there, or ceased to live and practise in New York or other part of the USA.
I myself paid my New York Bar dues for years (I think USD $300 every couple of years) until, circa 2010, I realized that it was money thrown away, and that I would never return to work as a lawyer in the USA. I was therefore and thenceforth “delinquent” in terms of non-payment, though (as far as I know) was never actually suspended from practice.
Water under the bridge now in any event for me and, presumably, also for Suella Braverman.
As my above post and others indicate, this is far from being a London problem alone. Other police forces have shown themselves also stupid and incompetent, including those of Derbyshire, Devon and Cornwall, and Essex. I might add Hampshire to that list, looking at what happened to me on several occasions from 2014 to January this year.
So much for “unprecedented” drought conditions in Europe.
Europe’s population is now far larger than it was in 1616, leading to greater demand for water but, on the other side of the scales, we have resources that the people of 17thC Europe did not have— large reservoirs, desalination, piping, pumping, cloud-seeding, and artesian wells etc (artesian water was first accessed by drilling in the 12thC, but in a very primitive and limited way compared to what is possible today: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artesian_aquifer).
So mediocre is Sunak, that the implication of the question does not seem to hit him immediately.
It is so easy for people from wealthy or at least affluent backgrounds to create a good-looking CV, and so pose as hugely educated and/or intelligent. Look at the “Boris”-idiot buffoon.
… and why do so many of our befuddled population think that all of the above, and more (mass immigration, low pay, low pensions and other benefits, the police not doing their proper job but acting as a poundland KGB etc) can be put to one side just because some supposedly “national” football, cricket, or rugby team wins some meaningless televized pleb-fest somewhere?
I prefer my own kind of coffee…
The Jew-Zionist Zelensky regime in Kiev may not be winning the attritional war in Eastern Ukraine, but has certainly won the propaganda war, so far. Not so unexpected. Almost all Jews in the West support the Kiev regime, and have done from the start of the conflict. Jews permeate the Western mainstream media.
Those factors have meant uncritical acceptance of everything put out by Zelensky and his cabal, and a completely biased, one-sided, view of the war.
What is so absurd about both Sunak and Truss (and Starmer, for that matter) is that none of those System drones actually have any vision, not even to the extent, limited as it was, of Blair and Brown (and others).
The migration invasion continues, with UK government UK “Opposition”, UK “authorities”, Royal Navy, Border Farce, and RNLI, inter alia, complicit.
Interesting report on the situation in respect of the main ice sheets, namely the East Antarctic, West Antarctic, and Greenland.
It seems that, were they to melt completely, the global sea level would rise by 7 metres Greenland Ice Sheet), 5 metres (West Antarctic Ice Sheet) and East Atlantic Ice Sheet (52 metres). A total of 64 metres, or in my preferred metric, about 210 feet.
A sea-level rise of 210 feet would be truly apocalyptic, even though it would probably take place over several hundred years.
The UK has an average height above sea-level of about 531 feet, but within that is a peak of 4,413 feet (Ben Nevis) down to towns and cities at, or close to, sea-level.
On a less apocalyptic level, if the Greenland Ice Sheet were to melt entirely, which might (or might not) happen by 2100, that would result in the seas rising by up to 24 feet, in itself enough to drown a large number of major cities around the world.
I once lived at Little Venice, London, which I believe is about 60 feet above sea level. Much of Central London as well as the Thames-side areas would be flooded by a 24-foot rise.
My problem with many of the predictions is that they are made with an agenda, to make people believe that some kind of “zero-emissions” strategy, even if carried out only in Europe, or even only in the UK (the UK being responsible for only 1% of global emissions) would halt the melting of the ice of the poles. I doubt it.
The world is in a state of constant change, sometimes gradual, sometimes catastrophic. Humanity lives on the surface of events which it can do little to alter.
The Mail goes on to describe the Jew dictator Zelensky as “a comic who becomes a good leader“. “Good leader“?! Ha ha!
More seriously, once you start lying about such basic things as what actual sex people are, truth, which is the foundation for any decent society, starts to ebb away; with it, that foundation also ebbs away, until nothing works properly, and nothing can be relied upon. Britain is already some way down that path.
USD $1.5M between 8 litigants. Even after costs, they will surely end up with over $100,000 each. Not bad for being notionally “offended” by an order that was rescinded an hour later. More “diversity” madness.
The Wikipedia entry mentions that Ellwood was born in New York City, and was also at school at Bonn and Vienna before attending Loughborough University (course unknown to me), the Cass Business School at City University in London, then Sandhurst.
Ellwood’s parents’ work is not mentioned in Wikipedia, but we can probably assume that it was diplomatic, or linked to diplomacy. Both Bonn and Vienna were, at the time, capital cities, and there is a British Consulate-General in New York City.
It seems that all that expensive education has been wasted on Ellwood. Does he really not see that conflict with Russia might lead to war with Russia?
I suppose that Russian forces would not waste a nuclear missile on Ellwood’s decaying Bournemouth constituency (he himself lives in a wealthy semi-rural enclave called Holdenhurst), but in the event of war, Russian missiles would more or less raze much of England to the ground. Goodbye to the Palace of Westminster, and almost everything else, in that event.
Attacks on Russian aviation in Crimea, in Belarus etc. The war may be about to enter a new phase, should the Russian forces be ordered to retaliate.
The Zelensky regime is trying to create provocations, because it knows that the only way it can avoid defeat in this war is to bring in NATO (NWO) forces on the Ukrainian side. Already, the arms shipments from the USA and UK have reached colossal proportions, and, bearing in mind that the arms, ammunition, and training are all being supplied free of charge, represent something that is not only a proxy war against Russia but also not far from being an actual or direct war against Russia.
So far, the NATO/NWO backers of the Jewish regime in Kiev have not attempted, at least publicly, to rein in the behaviour of Zelensky and his clan.
This is madness. The UK and other states have already weakened their economies and societies by the pursuit of the “Covid” “panicdemic”, shutting their economies down for months and years. Now those same societies are facing gas shortages and a huge rise in price of oil and gas.
The UK, after nominal Brexit, should have opened up friendly relations with Russia on a broad front, including supply by Russia to the UK of cheap or even cost-price gas and oil.
The fact is that those presently ruling the UK prefer to conspire with their fellow NWO operatives, implementing the strategic assault on Russia, and such other parts of the NWO/ZOG agenda such as the Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan, rather than putting the needs of the British people first.
“A man has admitted feeding poisoned tuna to his neighbours’ cats in the first case of animal cruelty to be referred to a crown court.
Tristian Paul Pearson, 44, left out tubs containing fish tuna and a high concentration of ethylene glycol.
The substance is highly poisonous to felines and is contrary to the Animal Welfare Act 2006.
Two cats living nearby – Luna and Bailey – later had to be put down after eating the tuna and falling sick.
Pearson, of Bargoed, Wales, pleaded guilty to an Animal Welfare Act offence and was handed an eight month suspended prison sentence.
It was the first case of its kind to be referred to a crown court.”
What on Earth is the point in giving the courts a higher possible maximum level of punishment if the sentencing judge refuses, in effect, to sentence harshly enough in a plainly serious and premeditated case of cruelty such as this one?
In reality, not theory, 8 months but suspended, handed down in the Crown Court, is less of a punishment than the previous maximum of 6 months (3 months actual imprisonment) that a magistrates’ court might have imposed.
Absolutely pathetic sentence.
Tristian (?) Paul Pearson, of West Street, Bargoed, Wales. Evil bastard.
I happened to see a case which illustrates the backlog in the “justice system”, a backlog caused almost entirely by the “panicdemic”.
A policeman in Hampshire has just pleaded not guilty to a sex crime allegedly committed in January this year. His case has been set down for trial at Isleworth Crown Court on 4 December 2023, nearly 2 years after the offence is said to have been committed and 16 months after committal proceedings.
While I do not belong to, or even converse with, Patriotic Alternative, they seem to be, at least partly, on the right path. The fact that the evil —and misnamed— “Hope not Hate” crowd are stridently opposing them is a good sign, arguably.
As for System-connected invaders (including those born in the UK), of course they will be given money, jobs, gongs etc, just as the mouthpieces of the East German (DDR) regime were…until that regime collapsed in 1989. Something for said mouthpieces (in the UK today) to reflect upon, perhaps.
Hard to believe that anyone would think that stupid, cruel, and clueless Dunce (Duncan Smith) would know “what to do”, care about the problem, or have any idea how to run anything.
£15BN is not much in governmental terms; to take one example, £38BN was completely wasted on the “test and trace” nonsense, not even including the other “panicdemic” “measures”.
Dunce Duncan Smith has never been punished for his evil actions. The same goes for his part-Jew bosses, George Osborne and David Cameron-Levita, and their many satraps.
Dunce was also an outright and literal fraudster, who got several tens of thousands of pounds annually, on his expenses, to pay his wife for work she never did. A flagrant fraud.
MPs in a corrupt Parliament of this sort understand only one thing, but I am “not allowed” (under the present repressive laws on free speech) to specify it.
In the old phrase, you get nothing for nothing…
I ask, not for the first time, does Canada not have even one person who can deal with this situation?
One wonders why, in this age of superficial iconoclasm, these antiquated figures (bishops) and organizations (churches) still command at least pro forma respect in the msm. I suppose because they always endorse every mad or evil trend the conspiracy wants, from “Black Lives Matter” and climate change via CO2 emissions, to “anti-racism” and all the other nonsense around, including the “holocaust” farrago and the “Covid” panicdemic propaganda and, of course, the “right” of women to become “priestesses” and crazed woman bishops.
A few thoughts about the hot weather
I have lived and worked in, as well as merely visited, various countries, both those which are usually hot and those which are hot only in summer: USA, Australia (where I was at school for three years), a few parts of Africa and North Africa, Turkey, the Caribbean, Kazakhstan, Russia, and of course European countries.
It is hard to come to a firm conclusion about climate from personal experience alone. That is especially true when other factors than temperature come into play: humidity, air flow, the difference (if any) between temperature in the day and after dark.
Age is certainly a factor. Children are often more accepting of hot weather, though many old people enjoy at least sunshine, if not fierce blazing heat.
For myself, I find that age makes hot weather less tolerable, especially when combined with high humidity.
Is the British weather less tolerable now, as compared to, say 1976 or other noted years? As a matter of fact, I would say that it is, possibly because the very hot weather at least seems to continue longer, indeed almost endlessly. In 1976, I was 19, so more resilient to heat than I now am, but I lived in London throughout that famous summer, and did not find it too difficult, despite its duration (longer than the present heatwaves).
I have not examined in detail the statistics of temperature etc, but we do seem to be having more hot and very hot days, days when the temperature is above not even 20C, but 25C and even 30C.
As to “climate change”, my own view is that there has been a change: Australia today, meaning Sydney and other Eastern seaboard regions with which I and my wider family are familiar, is far hotter more often than was the case in the late 1960s when I was a child there. What is driving the change is (in my view) uncertain. If it is said that CO2 emissions are the cause, then the UK or even all Europe making changes will be of only limited effect anyway. China and India are the big emitters as well as the big polluters, and they are not going to change what they do any time soon.
For me personally, I just look forward to next week, when the forecasters predict cooler weather, with rain, in southern England.
I suppose that, were Vaughan Williams alive today, he would be “cancelled” as “ethnocentric” and “racist”. Britain has gone mad, and is ravaged —culturally and sometimes literally— by non-white mobs stirred up by the (((you-know-who))).
On this day a year ago
“Post traumatic slavery syndrome”
A tweet from February, not seen by me previously:
The funniest thing about the forced “apology” of “Dr” Comrie (the doctorate is an honorary one, awarded a few years ago) is that she excuses herself by citing “shared experience of acute racial trauma and post-traumatic slave syndrome following the murder of George Floyd“.
Ha ha! Slavery in the British Empire ended in 1833, nearly 200 years ago (and the slave trade itself had already been abolished even then, and throughout the Empire, in 1807).
The “apology”, drafted —I presume— by “Dr” Comrie’s solicitors, is reproduced here below:
There it is. “Dr” Comrie (like those black women Labour MPs who are and/or have been in hot water) thinks that she can cite British or Empire slavery in the 18th century or before, or the death of an American black criminal while resisting arrest in the USA, to excuse her spouting a load of complete garbage, untruthful, stupid, and libellous, on a British radio show.
Incidentally, in case anyone is wondering, while spoken defamation is usually slander (and not libel), it is libel (in the UK) when broadcast on public radio or TV in that manner.
I make no apology for posting, not for the first time, the above documentary about M.R. James, finely-narrated by the late Bill Wallis. Maybe it is not quite the right time of year (autumn, or winter, might be better), but never mind.
Hard to think of a better way to spend 50 peaceful minutes on, as it might be, a quiet evening or even afternoon.
Monsters, that couple— just look at them. They may be —and I mean this to be taken literally— not human. Creatures of darkness.
“We are entering an era of mass fuel poverty and ‘warm banks’ – and complacent leaders have left a dangerous political vacuum.
The surreal, often absurd Conservative leadership election meanders on. Both candidates frantically float ideas for disrupting everything from university term dates to doctors’ pensions, while the Sunday Telegraph endorses Liz Truss as “the first truly philosophy-driven leader since Margaret Thatcher”, and Rishi Sunak stoically insists that he loves dancing. But we all know the gravity of the crisis that is now enveloping us, and it makes the vanities of their battle seem like some strange hallucination related to the summer’s stifling heat.
By the autumn, the victor – Truss, in all likelihood – may well be still trying to convince us that they are leading a national sprint towards sunlit uplands that only they can see. But the game is already up: the immediate future will be defined by skyrocketing energy prices, economic woe and a profound social emergency – and power will be a grinding matter of crisis management.
The unavoidable truth is that the United Kingdom is in such a fragile, frayed state that it can no longer keep its people warm or adequately feed them. Until that gnawing injustice is addressed, politics will continue to teeter into the absurd.“
If only there were a credible social-national movement! If there were, we could be in power within a couple of years, and then start to do what has to be done. As it is, we are mere spectators, as the System is about to implode. We cannot, as things are, use events to bring about what we want.
Still, we may yet see the day.
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I was there 40-50 years ago…
Yes. Ironic, nicht wahr? Turns out that the “nazis” are and to a large extent always were the “good guys”…
The propaganda of the international conspiracy gets both filthier and more evident daily.
More about the police and their priorities in the Britain of 2022
Where is the strategic direction from government? It is hard to think of a more basic function of government in the modern era than the supply of plentiful and clean water. Of all necessities, water supply is the most basic.
Measures that should be taken in the UK (southern England, really) include water-retention projects in upland areas, new dams and reservoirs, and construction of desalination plants for emergency use (Israel has some of the best technology for that; worth looking at).
Other measures would include those to minimize leaks. London may be losing a quarter of the water available and piped by reason of leaks.
Also, the UK population has increased by many millions in the past half-century. Stop importing unwanted people.
Cape Town was saved partly by severe restrictions on use, but mainly because the rains started to arrive again from 2018. Los Angeles was in difficulties too over the past decade, but again was saved mainly by renewed rainfall.
In principle, I think that water, at least for domestic users, should be free or very inexpensive, but the reality is that there is a cost attached to the storage and supply of water (and also to the disposal of waste water). There is a debate to be had as to how to manage those costs.
Factors: abundant surface water, and a relatively small population, which until recent decades was mostly poor. Incidentally, it was not so long ago that most of the Irish population did not pay income tax.
I oppose meters for water, and I oppose the profiteering by the present privatized water companies in the UK. There should be a national water authority and, if water is to be charged for at all, a set amount —the same amount— paid for water (either per person or per household) over a determined period.
Water pressure can be reduced to save water in times of drought, though that is easier in some countries than in others. I recall a friend in New Jersey telling me in about 1991 that he had seen a special episode of This Old House [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/This_Old_House] from London, which included the information that water pressure was 18 pounds per square inch.
My friend said that “to us, that’s a trickle!“. I think that water pressure in the NY/NJ region is nearer to 80 pounds per square inch, so 4x higher than in London, thinking back to that conversation.
Mostly right, though not mentioning the huge —and possibly irreparable— damage done to the UK economy by the ridiculous “panicdemic” measures of 2020-2022, particularly the “lockdown” shutdown(s).
How low has the UK sunk, that it could even contemplate having a Indian as its Prime Minister?
This is the sort of thing, or one type of thing, that happens when you mix up capitalist enterprise (economic zone or sphere) with the zone or sphere of social rights, politics etc. In the Threefold Social Order proposed by Rudolf Steiner, those zones or spheres (and the spiritual/cultural/etc zone or sphere) should not be confused. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_threefolding.
Bulb Energy was originally a mixture of economic enterprise and social do-gooding to do with “reducing emissions” and similar nonsense.
Other examples of “social entrepreneurship” have abounded in the Britain of the past 20 years. A swamp of fraud, chicanery and chaotic mismanagement. One of the worst types of the phenomenon has been the “social entrepreneur” company that presents itself as quasi-charitable but makes millions for its major shareholders out of public funds.
The maladministration and incompetence of Iain Dunce Duncan Smith at the DWP from 2010-2015 allowed dozens if not hundreds of such organizations to flourish. There were and maybe still are many examples, funded by not only the DWP but also other parts of government. I am not even sure that “Kids’ Company” was the worst: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kids_Company.
Another one, the name of which escapes me for the moment, made millions for its controllers out of DWP funds; one of those ridiculous outsourcing companies finding “make-work” non-jobs for the unemployed and disabled.
The fat young woman who owned it with her husband (fortunately for them, their names also escape me right now) was on BBC Daily Politics and other TV shows between 2010-2015, talking about how good it all was. Only Andrew Neil was sharp enough to (obliquely) question the amount said woman was making (out of the taxpayers). She and her husband bought a large country house in Derbyshire before that particular house of cards collapsed. They made millions upon millions, were never prosecuted for what I consider an outright fraud, not to mention exploitation of desperate people, and still live in luxury today, I believe.