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.
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).
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.
Late afternoon music
Last word of the day…
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))).
Below, same orchestra, same conductor (the composer) but a different recording of Hanson’s Romantic Symphony , with far better sound quality:
In fact, I had ceased practice in 2008 anyway, so that little charade was merely a Schauspiel for the public and msm.
Anyone interested in the msm view of the matter can google “Ian Millard barrister” to find what the Daily Mail, Independent, Sky News etc had to say to their misled readers and viewers. Incidentally, the Press photo of a headless barrister, implied as being me, was of someone else: I have never smoked cigarettes, and always had better shoes than had the barrister in that picture!
I was disbarred, expelled from the Bar, because I had tweeted, as part of my private life (I had no professional life after 2008), tweets (in the end, only 5 in number, out of at least 150,000 tweeted or retweeted) deemed “grossly offensive”.
My “grossly offensive” five tweets were general comments on society and “our” corrupt MPs, and were not addressed to any other tweeter. One, for example, called Michael Gove something like “a corrupt, pro-Jew, pro-Israel expenses cheat”.
It will be noted that my description of Gove was in fact entirely accurate and true! Truth is no defence in the age of (Zionist-controlled) msm “wokeness”. In 2016, I was, along with the general public, unaware that Gove is or was also a cocaine abuser. The snivelling little bastard only admitted that a couple of years later, when about to be exposed anyway.
However, my aim today is not to rehash my own unjust disbarment, but to speak up for another barrister whose head is on the block.
One of my own several observations about my own experience of being subjected to a “show trial-lite” is that, after it happened, I did not see one barrister speak up either for me or for freedom of socio-political expression.
I am blogging about my disbarment etc not only because the injustice should be known about, but also and mainly to support freedom of expression.
I do not know personally that other barrister now in trouble; in fact, I have only today seen his name for the first time. Jon Holbrook.
Holbrook’s profile at his chambers (which have now disowned him, i.e. bowed to external pressure) is still extant on the internet at time of writing, and says: that “Jon’s practice covers public law (including community care & court of protection), housing and property (including service charges & general management).”
“After twelve years at Garden Court Chambers and two at Hardwicke Building Jon joined Cornerstone Barristers in 2006. He is described as ‘terribly good – you get a QC service when you go to him’ – Chambers & Partners 2017.”
“Jon Holbrook is consistently praised in the legal directories for his intellect, advocacy and affable manner. Chambers & Partners describes Jon as “tenacious, extremely able and knowledgeable”, “a man with an affable manner” who “presents advice well to lay clients, allowing them to quickly make informed decisions” (Chambers & Partners 2013).”
“Jon is listed as a leading junior for social housing and public law in Chambers & Partners (2006 to date) and as a leading junior for administrative and public law in the Legal 500 (2005 to date).“
“In 2005 Jon instigated the formation of the Social Housing Law Association (SHLA), an organisation he chaired until 2008. He is a SHLA representative on the Administrative Court Users Committee.“
“Jon was General Editor of the Housing & Property Law Review and Consultant Editor of the Journal of Community Care Law. He has also written on a wide range of legal issues which can be found under the publications tab.“
“Before being called to the bar in 1991 Jon was a local authority housing advisor and tenancy relations officer for Westminster City Council.“[Cornerstone Chambers website].
I am writing this blog on a Sunday. I daresay that, by Monday or Tuesday, the above will have disappeared from the website in question, and Jon Holbrook will have become an “unperson”, in the Orwellian term.
There are now voices calling for Holbrook’s suspension or disbarment. His now-former chambers have expelled him already.
https://thecritic.co.uk/cancelled-by-my-barristers-chambers-over-a-tweet/ “I have been expelled from my barristers’ chambers because of a tweet. During my fifteen years as a barrister at Cornerstone Barristers and thirty years at the bar, I had an unblemished professional record and was top ranked by legal directories for my work – particularly in public law. And yet my one sentence tweet on a platform designed to be polemical has ended this particular career.“
“I tweet regularly: identifying myself as a barrister, but never as a member of Cornerstone. In fact, I had two accounts, the other identified me as a member of Cornerstone and was used for professional purposes. And yet, a thirteen-word tweet on my political account has caused me to be expelled from my professional workplace.”
Snap…(except that I had but one Twitter account, and never identified myself in my profile as barrister (or in any of the “offensive” 5 tweets, though the Bar Standards Board lied outright about that in its public statement of 2016).
I notice that “Secret Barrister”, a prolific tweeter who has also written a bestselling book on the collapsing UK justice system, had called for Holbrook to delete at least his particularly-objected-to tweet.
I have no idea of the identity of “Secret Barrister”, but he or she may be Jewish, or at least connected with the Jewish element.
I note that a whole group of barristers on Twitter have gathered to attack Holbrook’s tweet.
Below, the actual tweet in question:
Now other barristers prolific on Twitter are tweeting, casting their stones:
…and “antifa” and other “useful idiots” are joining in, as usual:
…and note that Nadine White, a black woman who scribbles for Huffington Post and is described as “Multi-award winning journalist leading @HuffPostUK‘s coverage of race“, is plainly ignorant about the fact that, in England, a set of barristers, aka “chambers”, is not a “law firm”. Just another example of the pervading ignorance around. “Journalism” now is as contaminated and effectively dead as the Bar…
Others, however, are tweeting in support of free speech. Shamefully, though, few if any are barristers. The Bar is now full of cowards too frightened to challenge either political correctness or the Jew-Zionist element. The whole idea of the independent Bar —and independent-minded Bar— is now something in the past, dead.
I shall rejoice now at news that any barrister has been bankrupted or impoverished, whether by reason of the “lockdown” shutdown or by reason of government spending cuts. Screw the Bar as it is. It does not deserve to survive.
Ah, Holbrook, where was Douglas Murray when I was disbarred? He is paid, in effect, by the Jew-Zionist lobby (not that he does not sometimes say correct things). Where was Toby Young and where were all those “free speech” people when I was disbarred for having tweeted (truthfully, at that) on socio-political issues? They were all afraid of the Jew-Zionists, and/or in some cases paid by them.
Until you recognize the (((core))) of the problem, you cannot tackle it.
Incidentally, there were a few actual barristers (apart from wannabees and pupil-barristers wishing to score brownie points by joining in the attack on me a few years ago) who went out of their way to kick me (on Twitter) when I was (as they imagined) down. A few were gratuitously rude and insolent. They are not forgotten…
As a matter of fact, I do not recall Holbrook himself tweeting in support of me in 2016 or later. Oh, well, I suppose that I shall just have to take, once again, the moral high ground…
For once, I agree with Jew-Zionist barrister Myerson, who was obsessed with attacking me on Twitter and elsewhere for years. When I was a barrister, especially when I was doing criminal cases (among others), in the early to mid 1990s, I had numerous defendants who were West Indian, African, various “browns” etc. I always did my best for them even when I disliked them and indeed thought that they should not be in the UK (whether born here or not).
That old-style Bar ethic is now in danger of being lost.
The mentality…someone who would kill a beautiful and harmless giraffe, and take pleasure in it, or even pride…
Why why why import Africans to Australia? I can only ascribe it to evil traitors in government and msm; that, and a stupidly somnolent mass population that is more interested in winning brainless team sports across the world than in protecting their own race and culture from migration invasion.
How many times have I in the past tweeted and (my Twitter account having been taken from me by a Jewish conspiracy in 2018) blogged, that “Boris” is no good in a crisis? Many times. Listening now?…
“Escape from New York” reprised…
He looks like a judo exponent.
So we have Sturgeon purporting to act like the head of government of an independent state, ordering its borders closed, Police Scotland refusing (quite rightly, imo) to institute a hard border (while increasing patrols), police in London threatening to arrest anyone trying to escape from the zoo, and Boris-idiot trying again to play the poundland Churchill…
I have travelled more than most, and have seen some pretty screwed countries, so I do not say that the UK is the worst, by any means, but it is sliding rather fast now…
We have come to see the SNP as sort-of “normal” now, part of the political landscape, but it was a very minor party until 2015, only 5 years ago. Sturgeon is a strange woman, a fanatic, someone who seems to prefer Pakistani and other migrant-invaders to the English (and even some Scottish).
Those girls and others are, of course, now constantly brainwashed, both at school and on TV, to accept mixed-race “relationships”, and even offspring, as normal and “OK”… No wonder they were easily enough seduced, suborned, or bought.
Yes, even the sainted English courts will not usually stand up for either liberty or free speech. On a smaller stage, look at my 2016 disbarment. A retired Circuit Judge chaired the 5-person panel. The others were two fellows who looked reasonable and behaved well and with appropriate humour if I made a joke; and two purse-lipped disapproving women who were cookie-cutter humourless types incapable (in my opinion) of thinking independently, though in fact they said little. Bookends.
You can see Tribunal panels and benches of lay magistrates like that (but with 3 members) all over the country.
That retired judge was impeccably (well, almost impeccably) fair in his manner and gave me an impeccably fair-seeming “trial” which, however, was always going to lead to my being found “guilty”. The only question was whether I would be disbarred, merely suspended, and/or fined.
For me, as good as penniless, the main thing was to avoid any financial penalty. I had ceased Bar practice in 2008 anyway, and would never return to either the practising Bar or to salaried employment. I could have successfully opposed actual disbarment, but chose not to do so.
In an exchange before the panel retired to consider their verdict, I could tell what the Chairman-judge was thinking, and in my view he knew what I was thinking. He did not overdo the matter, or express any faked disapproval of me, so I give him credit for that.
Still, the point is that the Tribunal knew what the System expected of it and so found against me. That then enabled the malicious pack of Jews behind the attack on me (“UK Lawyers for Israel”, effectively the same “people” as in the “Campaign Against Antisemitism”) to crow, and to dance ritually in their joyous “triumph”. Oh, and the self-described “Left” Twitter-twits all applauded the Zionists…the idiots.
Looks like various factors are beginning to come together: “the virus”, Brexit and possible shortages, economic slide leading possibly to near-collapse and to massive youth and other unemployment, and to continuing migration-invasion. This may be the time when social nationalism can truly rise up in the UK.
An interesting tweet, confirming as it does my long-tweeted and blogged view that Labour is now mainly the party of the blacks and browns. It also confirms (by implication) that I have been right in saying that the “Conservatives” are winning over “Labour” by default, not on their own merit. A real social-national party could rise up and defeat both, if credible, properly led, with clear and properly radical aims.
As for “Labour” being supported by a majority of “graduates”, when almost everyone (well, 50%) under, say, 30, has a “degree”, what is such a “degree” really worth?
More pertinently, that means that persons under 30 (who are far more likely than older voters to have gone to some degree mill “McUniversity” rather than no university) support Labour. More likely to be renters, also likely to be getting poor pay (despite the “McDegree”).
Not every holder of a Mickey Mouse “degree” can emulate the ludicrous James Cleverly and become a Government minister on the strength of a “degree” in Hospitality Management… https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Cleverly.
If the UK and particularly England stopped the migration invasion (and consequent births to the invaders) there would be no “water shortage”, though obviously both leaks and the lack of an overall strategy are very important.
Just watched about an hour of The Death of Stalin [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Death_of_Stalin] which I realized, as I watched it, was not meant to be historically accurate. I see now from Wikipedia that it was meant to be “black comedy satire”.
Ahistorical, not so much black comedy as slapstick, very poorly realized and acted (contrary to what Wikipedia reports of the critical reaction to the film). Overall, very poor. I would not give it, even as “black comedy”, more than 2 out of 5. The locations were good, some possibly the originals or very close copies (e.g. the “Nearby Dacha” of Stalin, and what I thought was the park of the Economic Achievements Exhibition, but might not have been: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exhibition_of_Achievements_of_National_Economy).
I wondered whether someone such as Mel Brooks had directed the film, but apparently it was one Armando Iannucci.
For me, not worth watching right through to the end. Cheap slapstick.
Late tweets seen
As blogged before, this situation is not quite the Book of Revelation “mark of the Beast” scenario, but possibly an early attempt at something similar.
Yet much of the rabbit public has become almost obsessional about the facemask nonsense…
It is rather unlikely that Jon Sopel, a Jewish journalist who is paid hundreds of thousands of pounds a year by the BBC (which is little more now than a Government/System mouthpiece), is going to rock the boat very much…[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Sopel].
If there were any time when a military coup or a revolution of some sort might succeed, it is now, or soon. Sadly I have no armies…
What is the term which I seek? Ah, yes. “Cultural appropriation”…or you could say “takeover”, or more…
At any rate, “virtue-signalling”. In my view, that is ecumenical Kameradschaft taken rather too far. Would it happen in reverse? Maybe, but I doubt it. Also, is there any real point to such gestures?
It was not always so, as Rupert Brooke wrote from pre-First World War Berlin, in a rarely-seen verse from his famous poem, Grantchester [properly, The Old Vicarage, Grantchester]:
“Here, temperamentvoll German Jews drink beer around
But there the dew lays heavy on the ground, in Grantchester.”
At least, I thought that that was what I had read, several decades ago, aged about 18. In fact, I have misquoted, it seems:
I always thought that the lines were rather trite. Now I know why. I misremembered. The triteness was mine, not Rupert Brooke’s.
“The Old Vicarage, Grantchester
(Cafe des Westens, Berlin, May 1912)
Just now the lilac is in bloom, All before my little room; And in my flower-beds, I think, Smile the carnation and the pink; And down the borders, well I know, The poppy and the pansy blow . . . Oh! there the chestnuts, summer through, Beside the river make for you A tunnel of green gloom, and sleep Deeply above; and green and deep The stream mysterious glides beneath, Green as a dream and deep as death. — Oh, damn! I know it! and I know How the May fields all golden show, And when the day is young and sweet, Gild gloriously the bare feet That run to bathe . . . Du lieber Gott!
Here am I, sweating, sick, and hot, And there the shadowed waters fresh Lean up to embrace the naked flesh. Temperamentvoll German Jews Drink beer around; — and there the dews Are soft beneath a morn of gold. Here tulips bloom as they are told; Unkempt about those hedges blows An English unofficial rose; And there the unregulated sun Slopes down to rest when day is done, And wakes a vague unpunctual star, A slippered Hesper; and there are Meads towards Haslingfield and Coton Where das Betreten’s not verboten.
εἴθε γενοίμην. . . would I were In Grantchester, in Grantchester! — Some, it may be, can get in touch With Nature there, or Earth, or such. And clever modern men have seen A Faun a-peeping through the green, And felt the Classics were not dead, To glimpse a Naiad’s reedy head, Or hear the Goat-foot piping low: . . . But these are things I do not know. I only know that you may lie Day long and watch the Cambridge sky, And, flower-lulled in sleepy grass, Hear the cool lapse of hours pass, Until the centuries blend and blur In Grantchester, in Grantchester. . . . Still in the dawnlit waters cool His ghostly Lordship swims his pool, And tries the strokes, essays the tricks, Long learnt on Hellespont, or Styx. Dan Chaucer hears his river still Chatter beneath a phantom mill. Tennyson notes, with studious eye, How Cambridge waters hurry by . . . And in that garden, black and white, Creep whispers through the grass all night; And spectral dance, before the dawn, A hundred Vicars down the lawn; Curates, long dust, will come and go On lissom, clerical, printless toe; And oft between the boughs is seen The sly shade of a Rural Dean . . . Till, at a shiver in the skies, Vanishing with Satanic cries, The prim ecclesiastic rout Leaves but a startled sleeper-out, Grey heavens, the first bird’s drowsy calls, The falling house that never falls.
God! I will pack, and take a train, And get me to England once again! For England’s the one land, I know, Where men with Splendid Hearts may go; And Cambridgeshire, of all England, The shire for Men who Understand; And of that district I prefer The lovely hamlet Grantchester. For Cambridge people rarely smile, Being urban, squat, and packed with guile; And Royston men in the far South Are black and fierce and strange of mouth; At Over they fling oaths at one, And worse than oaths at Trumpington, And Ditton girls are mean and dirty, And there’s none in Harston under thirty, And folks in Shelford and those parts Have twisted lips and twisted hearts, And Barton men make Cockney rhymes, And Coton’s full of nameless crimes, And things are done you’d not believe At Madingley on Christmas Eve. Strong men have run for miles and miles, When one from Cherry Hinton smiles; Strong men have blanched, and shot their wives, Rather than send them to St. Ives; Strong men have cried like babes, bydam, To hear what happened at Babraham. But Grantchester! ah, Grantchester! There’s peace and holy quiet there, Great clouds along pacific skies, And men and women with straight eyes, Lithe children lovelier than a dream, A bosky wood, a slumbrous stream, And little kindly winds that creep Round twilight corners, half asleep. In Grantchester their skins are white; They bathe by day, they bathe by night; The women there do all they ought; The men observe the Rules of Thought. They love the Good; they worship Truth; They laugh uproariously in youth; (And when they get to feeling old, They up and shoot themselves, I’m told) . . .
Ah God! to see the branches stir Across the moon at Grantchester! To smell the thrilling-sweet and rotten Unforgettable, unforgotten River-smell, and hear the breeze Sobbing in the little trees. Say, do the elm-clumps greatly stand Still guardians of that holy land? The chestnuts shade, in reverend dream, The yet unacademic stream? Is dawn a secret shy and cold Anadyomene, silver-gold? And sunset still a golden sea From Haslingfield to Madingley? And after, ere the night is born, Do hares come out about the corn? Oh, is the water sweet and cool, Gentle and brown, above the pool? And laughs the immortal river still Under the mill, under the mill? Say, is there Beauty yet to find? And Certainty? and Quiet kind? Deep meadows yet, for to forget The lies, and truths, and pain? . . . oh! yet Stands the Church clock at ten to three? And is there honey still for tea?”
If truth be known, that is not the style of poetry I like anyway.
I have actually seen Grantchester, once. It was when I was doing my Bar pupillage. After the early collapse of a trial when a co-defendant elected not to surrender to his bail, the pupilmaster and I went to Grantchester for a beer (it was by then about lunchtime, and we needed one! See: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2018/06/24/a-day-out-in-cambridge/).
Slava! The best chance for social nationalism yet, if a movement can be born.
In fact, the System parties are effectively one party, and we live, more or less, in that one-party state. ZOG and NWO.
Even Con voters are slowly waking up to the idiot’s uselessness…
The only thing that saves the skin of Boris-idiot and the misnamed “Conservatives” is that Keir Starmer and equally-misnamed “Labour” are fading in popularity at the same time:
Meaning that, so long as people are all basically imprisoned in their homes, “the virus” cannot easily be transmitted. If the “lockdown” (shutdown) is strict, maybe, but only for as long as it is maintained strictly. Except that it cannot be maintained for long, certainly not strictly, without inflicting massive economic and social (and indeed, non-Covid medical) damage on Britain. As Hodges says, even if “lockdowns” “work” (while they are in strict operation), they can only work as long as the shutdown continues. After which, “the virus” surges again; and the economy has been shattered in the meantime.
The Twitterati idiots don’t care much about that. Many are on public service contracts, so will be the last to be made redundant. Some (eg NHS doctors) have “had their mouths stuffed with gold” (pay rises) too. Other Twit-people are unemployed, disabled, or employed on hugely lucrative msm salaries and/or fees (eg the “celebrity” types).
All of the above are fine (for the time being) that the economy may soon be tanking…
Exactly. Society is (in yet another way) divided…
Has it really? Just what I predicted a few months ago. What is really behind all this? The “Great Reset?”
Sadiq Khan wearing a massive facemask in tartan and doing an interview in it;
The celebrity-alumni University Challenge with the usual collection of badly-informed msm talking heads, drones, thespians etc. Particularly poor was the BBC News “Security and intelligence” bod, Gordon Corera [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_Corera], whose grasp of geography seemed remarkably poor for someone with his special focus. For example, he thought, inter alia, that Azerbaidjan is in Central Asia…He did not seem to know much else, either;
Assorted “antifa” idiots and/or Jews complaining that Nick Ferrari on LBC actually let a British woman, opposed to mass immigration and the “BLM” nonsense, speak for a minute.
I am no Trump partisan, but the situation is not without its suspicious aspects. Also, I find it very suspicious that the msm drones are all saying that “there is no evidence” for any chicanery.
In the longer term, one can see a general “culture war” developing, or continuing to develop, first in the USA, then elsewhere. Rudolf Steiner wrote about a far-future “War of All Against All”, and one can see the vague outlines even now: racial conflict, ideological conflict, old against young conflict, rich against poor, employed against unemployed; self-employed against both of those. Then we have male v. female, feminists v. men, and also against non-feminist women; feminists and others against “trans people”. The categories noted would not be a full list.
As far as the USA is concerned, I wonder how long it can exist as one state or (as it originally was) a federation of states. The divisions are great even as between the labels “Democrat”/”Republican”, which labels hide —to an extent— other divisions.
It might seem simplistic to suggest an “Alfred the Great” solution (as when he agreed to the “Danemark” in part of Eastern England, but maybe some of the states of the USA could develop into semi-official and more or less autonomous “ethnostates”. There have been small attempts, mostly in the Pacific Northwest: Idaho, Oregon, Washington state etc.
Slowly slowly, the toytown police state becomes a real one. Oh, yes, wearing velvet gloves— at first…
Stalin would have had lying and/or careless “experts” such as Whitty, Vallance and Ferguson, inter alia, shot. Their activity has resulted in massive damage to Britain, in all ways—economic, social, political, and health-wise.
“Boris” Johnson may, superficially or nominally, carry the rank of Prime Minister, but in reality has none of the ability, and is able to command none of the respect.
How much difference a few months makes…
I have blogged briefly in the past week and also a couple of years ago about the persecution of a London pharmacist and Palestinian, Nazim Ali, a persecution carried on by the (or part of the) Jewish (Jew-Zionist) lobby, namely the so-called “Campaign Against Antisemitism” [“CAA”].
At first, the “CAA” tried to bear false witness against Nazim Ali, in order to support the CAA’s complaint about him to the police. When the police and CPS refused to prosecute Ali, the CAA made application in the High Court for a judicial review of the no-prosecution decision. That failed miserably. Comprehensively trashed by the Court.
After my case, Gideon Falter, the Director of the CAA, explicitly said to the (uncritical) Press (Judenpresse/Lugenpresse) that anyone making remarks critical of Jews “would face devastating professional consequences“. In fact, Falter and his fellow plotters had miscalculated (I had given up Bar practice anyway, 8 years previously! The deadhead…
The case brought by the CAA against Nazim Ali has been heard over the past week or so (and today is still being heard) in the disciplinary tribunal of the General Pharmaceutical Council.
What Nazim Ali said on the relevant occasion in 2017 (the Al Quds march in London) has now been found to be not “antisemitic” (not that there is anything unlawful about being “antisemitic” anyway, as the Crown Court judge said in one of the Alison Chabloz appeals).
A Jew-Zionist, apparently present at the judgment, tweets…
An anti-Zionist answers on Twitter:
Nazim Ali has been put through hell by those bullying Jew-Zionists. Here’s one of “them” enjoying Ali’s stress as the Tribunal vindicated him:
When the going gets tough, the tough get going…
Looks as though binned ex-MP [Lab, Stoke on Trent North, 2015-2019], Zionist conspirator and one-time “confidential source” of the US Embassy in London, Ruth Smeeth, has been comfort-eating since the loss of her Westminster seat.
Still, “they” gave her a well-paid sinecure as “Chief Executive” of a fairly obscure charity, Index on Censorship, so she can scarcely complain. Also, now that Jewish lobby puppet Keir Starmer has become Leader of the “paper tiger” Labour Party, she is again in with that sad rump of a party, and may even be given a safe Labour seat (if any still exists).
Democracy in action. Even the dead have voting rights!
In the UK, it’s different. Since the Blair era, you cannot even form a political party (and contest elections etc) without getting approval from the Electoral Commission, a Blair-established quango. You may say, “Well, I’m sure that they would not prevent a party from putting up candidates“, but in fact they can, do, and have…
Of course, any overt “antisemitism” or “racism” and they will just close down your fledgling party without more ado…
And that is even before any interference by the “Equality and Human Rights Commission” [“EHRC”], as seen in the recent Labour Party travails.
Ursula Haverbeck, a political prisoner in Angela Merkel’s ZOG police-state Germany, has finally been (again) freed from prison.
As I predicted some months ago, the “furlough” scheme (stay at home on 80% of pay up to £2,500 per month) is being extended fot several months. Indian “clever boy” Rishi Sunak would probably have preferred not to do that, but without it (in circumstances where the “lockdown”/shutdown madness is being restarted and likely as not continued for months to come) would mean millions more unemployed and a huge political backlash.
This way, the political backlash is bought off (for now), and while the cost to the Treasury is huge, so would be millions of unemployed people.
Early evening foray
Went out just before dark to get fuel for car and check tyre pressures about 5 miles away. Surprising amount of highway traffic (rural/semi-rural A-road) in what is an area without nearby large towns or cities. I thought that everything or almost everything was supposed to be shut. So where are these cars all going?
When there is no self-knowledge
I happened to see this tweet from the Council of Europe:
Ah. Free speech. Unless you want to say something “unapproved” about the “holocaust” farrago (in almost all EU states). Key recent names? Alison Chabloz (barred from entering France for 40 years); Dieudonne (imprisoned); Ursula Haverbeck (repeatedly imprisoned); others too.
Incidentally, the above tweet was retweeted by self-describing “journalist” and “historian” (a sacked one-time temporary teacher), Mike Stuchbery, an “antifa” cheerleader who spends an inordinate amount of time (well, I suppose that he has a lot of time on his hands) trying to get people’s free speech removed by complaining about them to Twitter, Facebook, other social media sites, even the police, and even to German security organizations. What a pathetic hypocrite! https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2019/10/23/a-few-words-about-mike-stuchbery/.
Nazim Ali— Update
Well, Nazim Ali’s case concluded at the tribunal of the General Pharmaceutical Council. While what he said at the Al Quds march in 2017 was determined to be “not ‘antisemitic’“, his words were determined to be “offensive“. He was, in other words, found technically guilty. The tribunal decided that azim Ali should be given an official warning as sole penalty.
So there it is. The malicious “Campaign Against Antisemitism” fake charity has tried for 3 years to “get” Nazim Ali. They sent Jew spies to the Al Quds march, badgered the police and CPS, went to the High Court, lost aain; finally had minor success when the General Pharmaceutical Council decided to raise a disciplinary case against Nazim Ali. Now we see the net result of all that plotting and conspiring: a mere “warning”…
Another CAA failure. Falter, Silverman, Glasman, Applebaum etc will be gnashing their teeth, wailing and, metaphorically, eating bitter herbs…
Having said that, the pharmaceutical profession regulator should not have become involved at all.
Listening to the BBC Today Programme, heard a representative of the criminal Bar talking about how members of the criminal Bar are now suffering heavily from lack of work, and so fees. The courts have been closed or largely closed for 6 months. Barristers in private self-employed practice are subject to Lenin’s dictum, “he who does not work does not eat“— Кто не работает, тот не кушает [Кто не работает, тот не кушает]. How well do I remember that! I mean life at the practising Bar (1992-1996 and 2002-2008).
My Bar practice, especially in earlier years, in the early 1990s, was very much illustrative of that. I was in pretty poor London chambers at first, which supplied equally poor work, mostly criminal. I had to hustle, as the Americans say, to get work of my own in various ways, because chambers had poor work and the single Clerk was almost useless.
Before very long (it seemed long at the time), the magistrates’ court and Crown Court appearances gave way to High Court (i.e. non-criminal) cases, mostly judicial reviews, and other non-criminal work (mostly contract cases) in the County Court, as well as Tribunal appearances of various kinds. Quite mixed.
One day, a High Court brief marked at (for preparation time and first day or part) maybe £2,000 or even £5,000 for half a day or a day (this was about 25 or 27 years ago; today, it would be far far more), the next day a tiny magistrates’ court appearance at perhaps £100 (or less), or a “Mention” (a brief Crown Court appearance which might be only a few minutes in length), with criminal legal aid fee officially fixed at £46! The following day? Maybe nothing at all. The week after? Sometimes, still nothing at all! Followed by…whatever. Some weeks, one might do work in the thousands or even more; more usually, the fees would amount to a few hundred or a thousand; not rarely, I would make absolutely nothing in a whole week.
My spending was likewise up and down; one week, Rules restaurant, the River Room at the Savoy, Julie’s in Notting Hill, and a weekend at Cliveden [ https://www.clivedenhouse.co.uk/]. The next week might be an egg-on-toast breakfast at a workers’ cafe, and maybe a loaf of bread and a tin of tuna (plus decent red wine, though!) for the evening, and a walk in Regent’s Park for weekend recreation (depending on luck…).
Reverting to the Today Programme, my reaction (apart from Memory Lane reminiscence) was two-fold. I recognize that a civilized society needs a cadre of criminal defenders. Likewise, they need to be paid at a reasonably generous level to reflect their years of study, continuing study, and their responsibility.
Of course, many at the civil, Chancery and other parts of the Bar are not affected much, or even at all, by “the virus”. Still, the criminal Bar and maybe the family-law Bar are affected severely. A serious problem for society as a whole.
On the other hand, when I was attacked by a malicious pack of Zionist Jews, a persecution which led eventually to my unjust disbarment in October 2016, not one barrister spoke up for me, for freedom of socio-political expression (“free speech”) generally, or for fairness. Not one who had known me personally. Not one who poses as a champion of “free speech”, political liberty etc, and virtue-signals accordingly. Not one.
That being so, I have to admit that, harsh though it may be, I am laughing now as many members of the Bar are suffering, nearing penury and even bankruptcy. What goes around comes around, and I am not going to shed too many crocodile tears for people who failed to say one word for me or for free speech.
In fact, a few barristers, either Jews or very tied up with Jews and/or (probably) dependent on Jewish solicitors for work, tweeted joyfully about my getting disbarred; one or two were even gratuitously rude to me directly, either then or much later. Don’t worry— you happy few have not been forgotten.
Incidentally, the five tweets which resulted in my disbarment were all general comments; not one was addressed to any individual, and they were all true! Example? Michael Gove as “a pro-Jew, pro-Israel expenses cheat“. That was all demonstrably true, yet was deemed “grossly offensive“! Now, of course, we know that Michael Gove is also a cocaine-snorting drunk, who was even filmed not so long ago drunk and/or drugged, and staggering, in the Chamber of the House of Commons! Ye Gods!
…and it would be nice if the young wannabees who now pose as “journalists” could spell, and if they knew the difference between “praying” and “preying”…Stand up, Hull Daily Mail! [Update, 27 November 2020: the Hull Daily Mail must have seen my blog comment (or maybe others complained); they have now replaced “praying” with the correct “preying”…].
The politically-correct toytown police of the UK are unused to real British people standing up for their own and national rights…
Yes, if you made mock of the Jews the way that the Jew Sacha Baron Cohen mocks the Kazakhs, you would get prosecuted (if supported by a well-funded pressure group). That’s no “conspiracy theory”: look what happened to Alison Chabloz…and “they” are still trying to get her.
Incidentally, I know Kazakhstan, having lived there for a year (1996-97).
Everyone in the country should be aware of the conspiracy behind all of this. Resistance must emerge, before we are all just complete serfs of a dystopian nightmare.
Below, a typical System-approved idiot thinks that a “lockdown”, if “strict”, can defeat a virus…
It never seems to occur to that type that “lockdowns”, however strict, merely delay the viral progress without “curing” the situation. Look at Spain now. And France. And Germany.
People who have not thought this through.
What has to be factored in is that anyone who has died within 28 days of a positive Coronavirus test is now deemed to have died of “the virus”, even if, in reality, their reaction to infection was slight and they died of other conditions! It’s mad.
Meanwhile, huge numbers of people are suffering and dying because undiagnosed, untreated, not operated upon etc for non-“virus” conditions. The NHS is limping along not doing its proper job.
In the world in general, only one person in every 8,000 has died from “the virus”; in fact, the statistics are so unreliable that it may be one in 10,000, or twenty thousand for that matter..
Heard on Radio 4 News this morning: “…before the festive period“. Before the what?! The...”festive period“?! No no no. Not “the festive period”, not “Hanukkah”, not “Kwanza”, not “Happy Holidays”. Christmas. That’s what you meant to say. Christmas.
Jewish influence. I noticed the same when I lived in New Jersey, 30 years ago.
[Note: the two tweets below showed Hitler speaking in brief clips. Now censored by some office bod at Twitter. A sign of the times. I have left the censored tweets there, to show the unfree world we are now in.]
[updated note: Twitter restored one tweet but has not restored the other, the one which had clips of Hitler speaking, comments still relevant today. (((Censorship))) by the (((YouKnowWho)))…]
I doubt that, but only because the System drones will soon be little more than fertilizer for the fields of tomorrow.
Remembrance of times past
Saw something that sparked memories. In 2002, having taken a lease of a large country house on the Cornwall-Devon border and, a month or so later having joined provincial barristers’ chambers in Exeter, I was asked to sit as a “Lord Justice of Appeal” at a moot (a mock trial), held in the ancient Guildhall in the main street of Exeter.
My fellow “Lords Justices of Appeal” were a Professor Tettenborn from Exeter University (now at Swansea University and an influential legal academic), and the Mayor of Exeter, a humourless elderly fellow.
The three contenders were all final year law students. The one who stood out and was the unquestioned winner of the contest was a young man of Armenian or part-Armenian origins called Taghdissian. He was far ahead of the other two in both advocacy and law and was a worthy victor. However, before awarding him his laurels, the “Court” (privately, not aired in public) had to consider a technical matter, an ethical violation by him. He nearly lost his otherwise well-merited win.
I spoke to him at the reception afterward. My assessment: a sharp-witted, polite but somewhat arrogant young man who, if he mellowed, might be an asset to our chambers.
A year or two later, I heard that, in the chambers that that person had joined (not the same chambers to which I belonged, though I had in fact told both our senior Clerk and my Head of Chambers, who is now a circuit judge, that he was worth offering a place if he applied), there had been one or two suggestions of inappropriate personal behaviour from that young barrister. I do not think that anything more happened about that, though (and I know only what I was told, though told on good authority).
Now, I have just seen that that student of 2002 is still a member of those other chambers, and has political ambitions, being not only the head of the local Conservatives but having been a several-times candidate.
Taghdissian stood for the Conservatives at the 2017 General Election (for the Exeter seat), but came second. He was also one of six Conservative Party candidates on their party list for South West England in the 2019 European Elections; no Conservative Party candidates were elected. He had previously stood at the 2015 General Election, in the constituency of Cardiff West; placed second.
Taghdissian is evidently determined to get into major-league politics. I shall be interested to follow his progress.
“Elderly Covid patients were denied intensive care during the height of the pandemic. It’s been revealed a triage tool drawn up at the request of England’s chief medical officer stopped over 80s from receiving potentially life-saving treatment in a bid to try and stop the NHS from being overrun” [Daily Mail]
Professor Ferguson (again)
“Professor Neil Ferguson, the controversial academic whose modelling heavily influenced the national lockdown in March, was accused of scaremongering after saying that people ‘will catch Covid-19 and die’ if families are allowed to mix on Christmas Day.” [Daily Mail].
Why doesn’t someone chuck that bastard off a cliff?
and… “Psychologists said Covid-19 may cause birth rates to fall, people to stay single for longer and for women to become more promiscuous.” [Daily Mail]. Professor Ferguson and his married “ho” (and her cuckold husband) will no doubt be interested to read that…
“I work in a law firm and have been told that some of the function is being outsourced to India where qualified lawyers will be doing our jobs for a fraction of our salary. We have been told to expect redundancy announcements any minute. Its not just hospitality and travel industries that are affected.“
“ChristinaV, Guildford, United Kingdom” [Daily Mail Comments]
The “cuck” “prince” is now once again talking about “unconscious bias”. What about “unconscious bias” in favour of people like him? After all, were he not a “royal prince”, who would be interested in “his” views (the views driven into him by the Mulatta)? In fact, looking at him, I think that Harry would find it hard to get any ordinary job, certainly beyond the entry level.
Exactly. An excellent training exercise for the SBS, but in the end the African migrant-invaders won. They are here, probably in some mothballed business hotel (not exactly the Ritz, but, hey! a lot of homeless Brits would take it!). Once their details (probably fake) are logged, the invaders will be given about £50 a week pocket money and eventually found housing that should go to British families and individuals. Disgrace.
Hitchens is right. As for me, I too hate mobs and disorder, but also hate a society where the people are slaves or near-robots. The right balance between conformity and liberty (and licence) must be struck. The UK has, in the past 20 years, and plainly so in the past year, gone too far towards not only a serf-state, but a stupidly-governed serf-state.
Again, I agree with Hitchens. I favour public service broadcasting, but the BBC is no longer that, or only incidentally. Lord Reith’s dictum, Inform. Educate, Entertain, is either ignored now, or complied with only in parody form.
This really is becoming ridiculous. “Local lockdowns”, a threatened second national “lockdown”, the population scared out of their stupid skin by deliberate Government action, people forced to wear facemasks and muzzles (enforced by busybodies and nuisances, including toytown police and “Covid marshals”, meaning retired or unemployable pests wearing yellow jackets and carrying clipboards).
The economy is in a far worse state than most want to admit. Huge numbers of people are losing their jobs, their small businesses etc; the NHS has abandoned vast numbers of non-Coronavirus patients; dentists are mostly still not working; young people leaving school and university have very little chance of a job, let alone a decent job.
The Government has so far bought off dissent and opposition: doctors and some other NHS staff have been chucked 4% pay rises even though most are working far less than they were 6 months ago. Business has received some financial help. Employees not able to “work from home” have been furloughed on 80% pay in many cases. Some are even better off, in real terms, than when they were working! This is madness.
The part-Jew public entertainer posing as Prime Minister is a deflated balloon now, and he (andhis mostly Jewish and Indian joke-Cabinet) plainly have no idea what to do except to keep the “Coronavirus” fear propaganda going.
I wonder whether the Government will choose the easy path in November and continue “furlough” payments, or not? “Boris” (Boris-idiot) usually chooses the easy way out, so it may be that payments will continue. If not…
There never should have been a “lockdown” (shutdown) of the economy and society. Only pubs, nightclubs, Tube trains, buses (and those not indefinitel), combined with control of inward flights.
The Government should have concentrated on getting people to behave reasonably (eg by not going to crowded hot venues), washing hands frequently, and so on. Self-help, helped by official advice, not fake “laws” and bullying.
I bet that, once the economy really tanks, the same people who are the greatest zealots for “lockdowns”, facemask muzzles and not opening schools etc will be the most vociferous in wanting more money spent on this, that and the other, money that will not exist thanks to the shutdown of the economy for months (or years?).
I decided to offer the Law Commission my views on that very bad law, so very badly-drafted and so open to abuse (nb. the paragraph-format has been removed):
“Re. Consultation on Communications Act 2003, s.127.
I have just read the following article by a Professor Tettenborn: https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/09/16/we-need-an-overhaul-of-section-127/. I do not know Professor Tettenborn as such, though I did sit as a “Lord Justice of Appeal” with him in 2002, when judging an Exeter University student moot held at the historic Guildhall in Exeter. I was at the time a barrister in chambers in Exeter. Please find below links to my blog pages detailing my own experiences around the notorious “bad law” Communications Act 2003, s.127. While the attached articles are self-explanatory, I should like to make the point that this bad law, poorly drafted, has exercized what I believe a justice of the Court of Appeal once described as “a chilling effect” on legitimate freedom of expression in the UK (one —apparently now-ignored— provision of the 2003 Act even purports to criminalize anything posted online which is deemed “false”!). This law has been used (misused) by, in particular, the pro-Israel “Zionist lobby” or “Jewish lobby”, to attack those with whom it disagrees. A brief search on the Internet will throw up numerous open admissions to that effect, i.e. that Zionist Jews in the UK and USA have been and are using what is sometimes termed “lawfare” against British people in the UK, meaning the making of politically-motivated attacks on people, complaints to police, social media organizations, professional regulatory bodies. Two of the most active abuser-organizations of the law in question are “UK Lawyers for Israel” and the so-called “Campaign Against Antisemitism”, which overlap in terms of membership. Key individuals engaged in such “lawfare”: Mark Lewis (solicitor, now resident in Israel), Stephen Silverman (resident in South Essex),Gideon Falter (resident in London and elsewhere), and Joe Glasman (resident in London area). There are others, almost all Jewish (there are odd exceptions), as are the three persons just mentioned here. I myself have been a victim of lawfare, partly detailed in the two articles appended. As a result, I have been disbarred (2016), questioned under caution by police (2017) and expelled from Twitter (2018). The organizations above now perch like vultures waiting for selected victims to post something online that they can claim is “grossly offensive”. This is political interference, by a special-interest lobby, with the rights of the citizen. The Communications Act 2003, s.127 is an entirely tyrannical (and badly-drafted) piece of legislation. Free speech must be protected now. By “free speech” I mean speech, and other communication and publication, on socio-political, historical and religious subjects. Thank you for your attention. Please note that I require no reply. Ian Millard These are the articles mentioned above: https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2017/07/13/when-i-was-a-victim-of-a-malicious-zionist-complaint/; and https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2017/07/09/the-slide-of-the-english-bar-and-uk-society-continues-and-accelerates/
I hope that the Law Commission finds my articles and views of interest. At least someone is willing to speak the truth. If no-one else does, I have to…
Professor Tettenborn finishes his article thus: “Nevertheless, this is a proposal that undoubtedly takes the law in the way it should be going, and increases freedom of speech. It may not go as far as you wish, but it is better than nothing. Even better, it is merely a proposal, and the Law Commission welcomes comments on it. This is your chance. You have until 18 December. Any comments should go to email@example.com or to Online Communications Team, Law Commission, 1st Floor, Tower, 52 Queen Anne’s Gate, London, SW1H 9AG. Feel free.”
So do it…
I might add that the Professor, though he mentions silly “Count Dankula” and his saluting dog, overlooks victims such as Jez Turner, Alison Chabloz, and me, among others. Still, better half a pint than no pint.
Answer came there none…
Other tweets seen
Below, a good example of the incredible madness that has taken root:
There could be a place for someone with such skills…
These people should be on our side…and want to be.
For all their toughness, some of these Russian airborne troops are very decent people. I knew several former members of the Soviet VDV (Air Descent Contingent) when I lived in Almaty, Kazakhstan in 1996-1997. Very solid people.
Their parachuting skills are certainly in a different league from mine! My report card from my first jump (over Salisbury Plain in, I think, 1977, maybe 1978), made out by a former sergeant of the Parachute Regiment, said “exit slow, no position, no count, no effort; landing OK.”! The slow exit referred to was me having to climb out of the small cabin of a Cessna and halfway along the wing, while gripping at a strut, before casting off into the void (backwards…); you were then supposed to get into a certain body configuration in the air, while shouting out a count of 1-10. This is not easy! After that, floating peacefully thousands of feet down to Salisbury Plain was “a doddle”. Do people really do it for fun?!
BBC Radio 4 News report on a budget/holiday airline flight where —horrors!— passengers were not wearing facemasks. It was claimed that one couple have already (since yesterday? Perhaps I misheard) both “developed Covid-like symptoms“. Well, I don’t believe the woman talking about having been infected; maybe she and her husband are planning a nice little compensation claim against the airline.
Even leaving all that aside, “mild Covid-like symptoms?” So what do they want? A medal? What does it matter if a few people develop mild symptoms? Yet here we are, with the BBC going mad because one couple out of hundreds of passengers on a plane are showing mild symptoms of “the virus” (which may or may not be “the virus” and could have been picked up anywhere). This has become hysteria on the grand scale.
I have been to Ilford (East London) a few times. The first was when I was a Bar pupil (trainee) nearly 30 years ago and we had a case at Snaresbrook Crown Court where some Arab gypsies had targeted the BHS store in Ilford (now shut down with all the rest: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Home_Stores). The barrister whom I accompanied wanted to see the locus for some reason, so we drove there.
On my third visit to Ilford (on the same matter as I visited the second time), again I appeared at the small, dark and moribund-looking County Court (one good thing was that, being situate in a side street out of the central area of Ilford, one could park almost opposite the Court, by a small park or cemetery).
I had stayed overnight at a strange “hotel” of sorts, which was actually in a multistorey car park in the central area, and was on the top floor of the same. I may have been lucky, in that a fellow-member of my chambers, a medico-legal expert called Dr. Thomas (an ex-NHS consultant), parked there a few weeks later, also because he was due to appear at Ilford County Court; his car was broken into, his wig, gown and legal books etc all stolen.
I had the opportunity, if such is the bon mot, to explore the area of central Ilford around the hotel, as I searched for a takeaway (I think that I found a Chinese in the end). My impressions of Ilford (and this was about 14 years ago): something like a cross between a downbeat part of New York City, and maybe Calcutta (though I have never been to the latter).
Seems that Ilford is almost a microcosmic example of the rest of urban Britain: migration invasion, scarcely a white face, litter everywhere, and not so long after I was there, closure of shops and even the local County Court.
More Coronavirus madness
One of the “victims” mentioned in the report at top of this blog post was on Sky News, saying how terrible it was that no-one was wearing a facemask or “social distancing” on the plane! How do you “social distance” on a crowded plane? I think that the woman was a totally brainwashed facemask zealot. She and her husband had themselves decided to “self-isolate” even before being “ordered” to do so! So yes, 16 people out of nearly 200 on that plane have “tested positive”. So what? None are or are likely to show any, or any serious, symptoms.
There is a massive scam/fraud being tried on by the System, via the Government and msm. Fear propaganda.
1 September 2020
As the UK becomes ever-more obviously a “control state”, with an “elected” dictatorship of a government and a compliant or similar “Opposition”, anything is justifiable if it stands up for the reasonable freedom and decent future of the British people.
Hopefully, a GoFundMe appeal will be launched to pay his fine. The bigger question is how to destroy the cabals that are behind the conspiracy to make the population compliant and intimidated.
Hitchens is right. Look at the proclamations from government, the documents from the “advisers” and sinister backroom types that have leaked, from Common Purpose drones such as Cressida Dick (who actually suggested that non-masked persons should be “shamed”, meaning bullied, in public. What about, inter alia, “exempt” persons? Do they have to explain themselves to aggressive mask zealots and busybodies, begging their permission or leave?).
Look at that “study” from Brazil. Even on its face, it is plainly nonsense. Its methods and bases are obviously biased. A priori flaws etc.
The “study” also seems to conflate mask-wearing, washing hands, and “social distancing”.
I have blogged for months in favour of washing hands frequently, which is almost certainly the only really important way of protecting oneself and those in one’s own social circle.
“Social distancing”, if done reasonably (eg not attending crowded nightclubs, pubs etc) is also sensible. It is for individuals to protect themselves that way, mostly by avoiding crowded and hot places. The whole “keeping 6 feet away from everyone” is not necessary; peripheral.
As for facemasks, they are useless and may be counter-productive. For the State to mandate the wearing of muzzles is quite wrong; dictatorial.
I have already seen many tweets saying (inaccurately, and presumably based on the fact that the “study” has been published in some obscure psychology magazine) that the “study” has been “peer-reviewed” and so (it is implied) credible. The problem with that is that when a “study” is created by people with a certain view, and then “reviewed” favourably —and so published— by people with similar views, objectivity goes out of the window, and the “study” is not worth the paper on which it was written.
To use the reductio ad absurdam, a “study” created by idiots and “peer-reviewed” by idiots is in reality not credible.
I would not wish to kick someone who is well and truly down, but it is worth considering what Tarrant might have done had he not carried out his notorious massacre. He might, for example, have engaged in political educative work, trying to awaken New Zealand to the menace of mass immigration.
More interestingly, Tarrant might also, for example, have planned and carried out the establishment of a mini-ethnostate in New Zealand, perhaps in the South Island, which has only about a million inhabitants (compared to 4 million on the North Island). The South Island has only one medium-size city (Christchurch; 377,000 inhabitants) and only one other of any size (Dunedin; 105,000). About half of the population live in those two cities.
New Zealand has about 5 million inhabitants in an area about 20% larger than the whole of the UK, which has (disastrously) nearly 70 million people now.
The South Island of New Zealand, much larger than the North, is 58,000 square miles (England alone is 50,000) and, as noted, has a million inhabitants, compared to about 56 million in England alone. The population density is only about a 60th of that of England.
Indeed, the third-largest island of New Zealand, Stewart Island, has only about 400 people in 650 sq. miles, i.e. an area of about 20×30 miles.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stewart_Island. It would be easy to simply take over such an island by moving a few hundred supporters there. Tarrant was maybe too much of a “lone wolf” to think like that.
Tarrant’s massacre has resulted in sympathy for the Muslim immigrants to New Zealand. At least, that is the official line.
As far as that tweet is concerned, I agree with Batten 100%. Hitchens is too ready to say “it’s all incompetence by the government and its advisers”. Yes, true enough but too limited. What about those behind the Government, embedded in the Deep State and msm?
Once again, Hitchens is partly-right. However, would you call the Jew Shapps, the part-Jew “Boris”-idiot, the Indian Rishi Sunak, the Indian Priti Patel, Matt Hancock, Gavin Williamson, or the rest, “sons [or daughters] of gentlemen”?! I suggest that Hitchens overvalues the result of a secondary education at Eton or Winchester…
Valete (for today)
Tomorrow, I shall be 64. Let us hope that the year ahead will be productive.
I find it hard to take any interest in the school exams story of the day, and not only because I dropped out of school in 1973 aged 16 (the headmaster of the school [https://www.rbcs.org.uk/admissions/facilities/] told my parents at the time that “this was not a failure; it was a refusal to participate“).
True, though I have to say that the headmaster in question was a bit of a smug “git”, to use the vernacular…
He himself will not be offended by my remarks about those long-ago days, having been killed in a car crash, also in the 1970s, he having —as I later heard— recklessly overtaken traffic in order to hurry home to tell his wife the good news about some prestige job he had landed.
Reverting to that tweet above, the reporter seems to think that it is a tragedy that some pupils have had their “C” grades reduced to “U” (I don’t know what that is, but I presume a fail or near-fail).
As if a “C” grade from “a school in East London” is going to be some royal road to success and glory anyway! Not when almost everyone and his dog gets “A” or “B” anyway!
If the msm want to discuss unfairness in education, I can think of several places where they might better make an attempt.
I am not sure why this exam story is being hit so hard in the msm. How about covering the scandal of grade inflation and (at university) award inflation? That has been a joke for 30 years.
Another good story to cover would be how the education system fails to properly unlock that abilities and possibilities within each individual child. Career advice too, outside the most expensive schools, is poor.
As a matter of fact, even fairly expensive schools used to give little or no career advice of any use. I myself recall that I wrote off, aged 15, for various information, mainly at the prodding of my mother: the Bar (that appealed to me anyway), the Foreign and Commonweath Office, the armed services (Army, Navy, Marines officer), and my mother’s strongest preference (God knows why!), the Hong Kong Police (where, in those days, British cadets were promoted Inspector immediately on completion of training; the other ranks were all Chinese).
I recall reading the rather cheap materials sent out by the Bar, all line drawings of Inns of Court and complicated requirements (it’s different now). I seem to recall that, at that time, an “A” Level in Latin was required, though —a year before I dropped out of school!— that did not faze me; I was studying Latin. Caesar’s Gallic War, Suetonius, and Virgil, mainly.
The military brochures sent were much more glossy. The Army and Navy ones seemed to devote inordinate amounts of space to shiny pictures of badges and insignia of rank, in the case of the Army from Second Lieutenant up to Field Marshal. The Army one also showed photos of various regiments and corps in typical activity. I still recall the photo of one bad-tempered-looking fellow staring at the camera as his tank roared across what I suppose was Salisbury Plain. One of the armoured regiments, of course.
The school’s own military connection was with the Blues and Royals [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blues_and_Royals], but the CCF (Combined Cadet Force] was voluntary. This being the late-hippy early 1970s, the CCF people were mocked as “the thickos”, and tended to be the larger and less intelligent members of the school. I myself was in less physical pursuits: at first the Library Club, then Chess Club, and finally the Bridge Club.
The offering from the Diplomatic Service was low-key and showed various embassies across the world. I liked the look of the one in Tunis; it looked like a place with a few decent cafes nearby, whereas some (I think in Brasilia and Canberra) were glassed boxes in green captivity, looking as if they were miles from anywhere.
In the end, I dropped out of school at 16 and did not resume study in any formal way until age 26, and then only self-study, but did eventually (belatedly) make it to the Bar of two or three jurisdictions (rather than the bridge of a naval ship, the command of a tank force, or accreditation to a British embassy, let alone a colonial Hong Kong Police commission).
There are different impediments now for young persons: the general lack of jobs (especially career-type jobs) in the UK economy, the cost of even basic housing, not to mention the decline now caused by the huge and panicked over-reaction to the “Coronavirus” situation, which has made things even worse.
Having said that, life can take strange turns. Not getting the best school exam results is really not the end of the world, but at 16 or 17 it is hard to understand that.
After I was wrongfully disbarred in late 2016, I noted in tweets (until the Jews, meaning the organized Jew-Zionist lobby, had me expelled from Twitter as well), and in blog posts, that the problem is that “codes of conduct” for all have now been expanded to almost demand fealty to certain views, and to almost “criminalize others” (eg “holocaust” “denial”, and any criticism of the behaviour of Jews in professions, the msm or politics etc).
I think that it is clear (((what sort of persons))) draft such “codes of conduct”…The result? Ever-decreasing freedom of socio-political expression. “They” have strangled it…
A significant movement in the mass culture narrative. What is behind it?
Quite a contrast with Jez Turner of the now-defunct London Forum; Jez was charged and convicted of “incitement to racial hatred” in 2018 merely for making a humorous (and true) speech in Whitehall about the Jews in England! That speech led to no violence whatsoever, yet Jez Turner ended up being sentenced to 1 year imprisonment, of which he served half (the rest spent in some ghastly hovel where he was ordered to live until the second six months had expired).
A Cabinet full of Jews, part-Jews, Indians and others, led by a part-Jew public entertainer incapable of running a whelk stall. What could possibly go wrong?…
The Guardian, like the rest of the Lugenpresse/Judenpresse, deserves to close down, its scribblers thrown into the gutter (well, one can hope!). In fact, there seems to be every prospect that the Guardian will close fairly soon. That will just leave the Times, Telegraph, Daily Mail, and the more obviously “gutter press” such as Sun, Mirror, Express, Star etc.
The evil “Campaign Against Antisemitism” will not take on Peter Hitchens, not yet; he’s too mainstream and too well-known. They and the Jewish lobby in general have tried with David Icke, but he is still there, on Twitter, YouTube etc.
Franco (part-Jew, by the way), was a harsh dictator, but he did some things which redeemed him: first and foremost, he beat the Communists (Stalinists), the other Communists (Trotskyists), the various anarchist and various other kinds of riff-raff (eg anarcho-syndicalists).
Franco also defeated the regional nationalists, who admittedly had more honourable causes. Catalans and Basques, mainly. He did so in order to maintain Spain as a unitary country. That may have been unnecessary in the long view, but at the time was thought necessary and may well have been necessary, in a Europe facing war on a large scale. After all, the Spanish Civil War (about which I at one time knew quite a bit, incidentally) only finished in April 1939, a mere five months before Britain and France declared war on the German Reich.
Franco kept Spain out of the Second World War, as did that wise old fox, Ataturk, in Turkey. Naturally, I wish that both had joined with the Reich to defeat Stalin and Sovietism, but at least Franco (and Ataturk) did not succumb to pressure to join the Allied side.
I should add that Turkey did enter WW2 on the Allied side in the end, but only in late February 1945, when the result was a foregone conclusion. Diplomatic dark wisdom, I suppose.
Hitchens (a part-Jew himself) has a blind spot when it comes to Hitler, as witness the tweet below:
It is true that Franco was not to be trusted (Hitler fumed at his inconstancy), but from the point of view of Spain he at least prevented much of Iberia becoming a battlefield (again).
Franco also fostered good relations with the Western winners of the Second World War, especially the USA, while keeping the Soviet Union at bay. This enabled him to improve the dire poverty levels in much of Spain via tourism and other industries.
Finally, Franco ensured stability after his death by grooming (if one can use that now tarnished word) Juan Carlos to be head of state (king), with a constitutional monarchy. True, Juan Carlos turned out to be a bit of a dud after a promising start, but that cannot be laid at Franco’s door.
That is true. I had to make a visit to a local hospital today (I was not a patient, I hasten to add, before the Zionists and “antifa” idiots start to cheer). Coastal Southern England. It was a brief visit (about 20 minutes), and I only saw the main part of the lower of the two stories, but it was telling.
Ordinary visitors were not being let in at all. Patients with appointments only (I was an exception). No accompanying persons either; there is no A&E dept., what Americans call “ER”, at that hospital.
At the door, several dark-blue-uniformed nurses or assistants, all masked. Hardly anyone else anywhere to be seen. I was allowed in. I had expected a disconsolate line of “social distancers” but found no-one else wanting entrance.
Inside, empty. A few mask-wearing nurses moving around. I only saw, in my time there (me half-wearing the mandatory disposable mask, about 80p a go, from Boots) about 2 or 3 members of the public.
These are strange times, and the NHS seems to have been “protected” at the expense of most of its patients, who are now invisible.