Category Archives: Stray memories of life at the English Bar

Diary Blog, 5 April 2021

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Radio 4 Today Programme

Heard half an hour of what used to be called the BBC’s “flagship news show on radio”. Do they have the cheek to still use that description? I hope not. Terrible. Dull in the extreme: Covid Covid Covid blah blah, Covid Covid Covid blah blah. Rubbish presented as news and “analysis”. Pathetic.

Rachel Reeves, the pro-Israel lobby MP (nominally “Labour”) was on, talking about David Cameron-Levita, Boris Johnson, and the breaking of the Ministerial Code. All very earnest, superficially, and I am sure that a few people in the Westminster Bubble were interested, but not 99% or more of the British people.

BBC Four

Now it seems that the BBC may be about to kill off or ruin one of the few decent parts of the BBC still left, television station BBC Four. Typical. The BBC must be defunded. It is more or less “Soviet TV” now, just a craven mouthpiece of the government in power. It has lost all legitimacy and credibility.

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Interesting discussion. Britain should have a scientific institute akin to the one-time SS-Ahnenerbe [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahnenerbe]. Part of such an institute would be for research into history, archaeology, heredity etc, but another and equally important part would be devoted to research into ways to evolve humanity in general and European/”white” people in particular to higher levels; in other words, the creation of higher race-forms in every way. The “design” of a higher race, if you like.

Believe it or not, the bastard being discussed is David Cameron-Levita! I thought that there could scarcely be a worse Prime Minister…until Theresa May and then Boris-Idiot came along. All three part-Jew, by the way… [addendum: I have now been told that the PM under discussion was in fact Blair. “Best PM ever“? I think not! A complete NWO/ZOG puppet, whose hastily-passed laws and policies still impede us today].

Startling ignorance of course, though rather highlighting the Hitchens “Oxford” obsession (he lives there). Not everyone knows the sex of even famous people, if the names are unusual.

When I started Bar practice in London in the early 1990s, I was given one of my relatively few Crown Court cases (I always did more public, administrative and civil law, as compared to criminal).

The case involved the sale of counterfeit tapes, and was set down for trial, to be heard at Snaresbrook Crown Court. One of the artistes allegedly copied was Shabba Ranks. My first question to the clerk at Chambers was “who’s she?“. Not a good start (it’s a “he”: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shabba_Ranks).

That was not my first Crown Court trial (the first having been a case of “s.18” GBH, aka “GBH with intent”, a serious charge carrying a maximum sentence of life imprisonment), but it was at any rate one of the first few.

I was always lucky in the Crown Court, partly because, as a mainly non-crime barrister, I never graduated to the really serious criminal cases such as murder, terrorism etc. The most serious cases rarely result in acquittal, because the evidence is usually very strong and often overwhelming.

Well, anyway…more by luck than judgment, I did manage to do OK in my counterfeit tapes trial, after (on the first morning), the Prosecution told me that they were discontinuing (on the ground of cost, the cost of proving via forensic science that the tapes concerned actually were not genuine). Thus my defence, based mainly on an arguably implausible alibi, was never tested.

Incidentally, I was also lucky in that “GBH with intent” trial, held in what was then the Middlesex Guildhall Crown Court (the building in Parliament Square now occupied by the Supreme Court of the UK). In that trial, the defendant, despite having stabbed the thuggish “victim”, and then having poured boiling oil over him, was acquitted on the ground of self-defence.

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This is more or less what has happened in the past 13 months in respect of the “virus” panic in the UK.

Hard to believe that tweeter “@TimothyNerozzi” is serious but, as Cecil King once said, no-one ever lost money by underestimating the good sense of the British people (it might have been “the intelligence of”…); https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cecil_Harmsworth_King.

We have a rotten Government and an equally ridiculous official Opposition, but the idea that “the House of Windsor” could rule autocratically is beyond satire. Who exactly? The almost 100-year old Queen and Consort? Charles and Camilla? Surely not Andrew or Edward? The tame thick princelings, William and Harry? I suppose that at least Andrew and William could fly away, piloting their own helicopters, when it all went wrong…

We think of the Wall and the Stasi when we think of the GDR. But few are aware of the political correctness, the children stuffed into nurseries while their mothers were marched off to wage-slavery, the comprehensive schools and the contempt for the church.”— Take away the Wall and the Stasi and the rest is pretty much the same as 2021 Britain. Maybe that is the point that Hitchens is trying to make, in fact…

It always makes me laugh when some uncultured, semi-educated “antifascist” idiot and/or Jew calls social-national people “knuckledraggers” or the like; low culture, education, or intelligence is at least as common, I would say far more so, on the so-called “antifascist” side.

Mental illness is also very prevalent on the “antifascist” side; I have even blogged about it: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/07/18/theyre-coming-to-take-me-away-ha-ha/

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Diary Blog, 4 April 2021

Easter Sunday

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Because both Government and Opposition are pro-“The Great Reset” and “the Great Replacement”, both are riddled with agents of the Jewish lobby, both are pro-ZOG [Zionist Occupation Government], pro-NWO [New World Order] and in favour of the Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan, and therefore both following exactly the same agenda. Understand now??

Not sure that I can agree with Hitchens. “Peter Simple”, whose stuff I occasionally saw in the early 1970s, always seemed to me to be a rather unfunny propagandist of a kind of faux-English suburban pseudo-reactionary mindset. Fake. At least, that was my occasional impression, a long time ago.

Ah, useful Wikipedia…https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Wharton: “Wharton was born as Michael Bernhard Nathan, the son of a businessman of German-Jewish origin...”

There are plenty of examples of socio-political madness at present in the Western world, not least the near-worship of the blacks (as in the “BLM” nonsense), and in respect of “the virus”. The former is nonsense partly because much of our present world has been created over the past few thousand years, and especially the past 600 years, by white European people(s). The blacks were and are mere adjuncts, bystanders, spectators, sometimes nuisances and, yes (and as the “BLM” proponents themselves say) sometimes “victims”.

As to the latter of my two examples, i.e. “the virus”, in some respects that seems to be a deeper-embedded sort of madness, perhaps because based on a deeper emotion— fear.

The Coronavirus or Covid-19 virus has (supposedly) so far killed somewhere around 2 million people in the world. That is about one person in every 4,000 people. In the UK, the death toll per unit of population has been far higher (taking the statistics as given, though they are obviously faked or wrong to a great degree). In the UK, there have been well over 60,000 people who have died at least “with” Coronavirus. That is somewhere around one person in every 1,000 people in the UK.

Conclusion as to seriousness: serious but not existentially so.

Conclusion as to measures taken: absolutely mad. Society has been crippled, normal life largely put on hold, civil rights abrogated, and the UK economy facing a very serious hit. A cowed and frightened population have been walking around (even on solitary country walks etc!) in facemasks (despite such masks being of doubtful use), and every kind of busybody and self-appointed guardian of public behaviour given loose rein. That applies also to the police.

Meanwhile, millions of people are all but abandoned by the NHS because their ailments (including the most serious) are priotitized as secondary in importance to the supposed battle against “the virus”.

The public debate, such as there is, is futile, because a huge propaganda campaign has frightened the unthinking mass of the people into imagining that their lives are in danger from this virus, whereas for 999 out of 1,000 people that is simply not so. Reasoned arguments from such as Lord Sumption, the former Law Lord (Supreme Court justice), cut little ice, because emotion almost always trumps reason.

Oh, well. In the phrase of the day, which so well sums up the present apathy and complacency, which applies in almost everything now (apart from the “panicdemic”), “we are where we are”…

Alison Chabloz

On this Easter Sunday, let us not forget brave and persecuted satirist, singer and songwriter, Alison Chabloz, presently sitting in prison because a malicious Jew-Zionist cabal instigated a prosecution under the notoriously flawed Communications Act 2003, s.127.

It is to be hoped that Counsel for Alison Chabloz will soon be able to secure her release on bail pending appeal (to Crown Court) against an egregiously poor verdict and sentence by a magistrate. Unfortunately, that is unlikely to happen (if it does happen) before Tuesday [6 April 2021], at earliest.

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Peter Hitchens

His latest column: https://hitchensblog.mailonsunday.co.uk/2021/04/peter-hitchens-weve-seen-it-before-the-rape-culture-frenzy-will-ruin-innocent-lives.html.

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That last is interesting as a metaphor. The same view, pretty much, that John Buchan, or Zuleika Dobson, might have seen before the First World War, or that others might have seen between the wars. Oxford now is hugely different (not just in terms of buildings but socially too) from both 1911 and the 1930s world of Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited, from that of C.S. Lewis, Tolkien and the Inklings, but that view remains essentially the same.

When I was a (rather belated) law student, in the 1980s, there was being discussed the question of whether barristers would continue to wear wigs and gowns. The wisest answer came from a lecturer who said that the Bar would cast aside everything except the wigs and gowns. The outward forms would remain.

In fact, while the above has proven to be mainly the case (in Crown Courts especially), in County Court the judge has discretion to dispense with the old form of dress, and in High Court and other fora (particularly in commercial cases) the old form of dress is often not in use now (neither is it in family law cases).

Nonetheless, most people do encounter the practising Bar in Crown Courts, and there the old forms remain in force. The substance of the Bar has, however, changed out of all recognition even since I was finally (having spent time in the USA) Called to the Bar in 1991.

Looking at the UK, the same is true in many other ways. Look at, for example, the Monarchy. It looks, at least largely, similar to what it was in, say 1956, the year of my birth. In reality, it has changed to something rather different. As I have blogged on previous occasions, whatever one may think of the Queen and Consort, no-one could mistake them or their lifestyle for that of “ordinary people”.

When you look at Charles, Anne, Andrew, Edward, there is less of the “royal”. You could just about (certainly in the case of the last three) imagine them living in some expensive part of suburbia, as part of (if the term now has any meaning) the rich “middle classes”, or indeed the “nouveaux riches”; or (as indeed is the case) living in Gloucestershire or Surrey, racing around in Range-Rovers, like characters in an “Aga saga”.

What about William and Kate, Harry and the Royal Mulatta? Notionally “royal” (in the case of William and Kate), but only in a “holding on by the fingertips” sense. Certainly there is nothing royal about Harry the “Royal Cuck” and Meghan the “Royal Mulatta” (who, not so many years ago, was actually married to someone else, a Jew businessman in Southern California!).

I do not want to be too hard on Harry. He obviously has emotional or mental problems, and was bagged by the Mulatta easier than the Duke of Edinburgh used to bag grouse, but he is basically now a peripheral nobody, albeit with plenty of money and still holding (so far) a couple of English titles.

William and Kate? At present still lined up to be King and Queen at some point, but I rather doubt that they will reach the finishing post.

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Diary Blog, 3 April 2021, including thoughts about the Henry Hendron case

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Mostly in the Devon/Cornwall peninsula. Interesting…

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Except that the word “REFUGEES” should be in quotation marks (or, better still, replaced by “MIGRATION INVASION”, but without the quotation marks).

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So is the USA. So is the UK. So is France.

Perhaps so, but if the idea was to prevent “subversives” from taking over the BBC or heavily infiltrating it, the policy was a signal failure in the wider sense. The BBC, at the head of the UK msm, has been the flagship for the socio-political collapse of Britain, and has supported every rotten cause of the past 50 years.

The most necessary thing in the UK is not even, as a first step, a political purge, but a purge of the mainstream media in general. Not just lying news media and “journalist” scribblers but, inter alia, the whole range of “celebrities”, comedians, show business types etc.

Henry Hendron

Readers of my blog may have seen, in previous blog posts, reference to Henry Hendron: see https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/09/the-slide-of-the-english-bar-and-uk-society-continues-and-accelerates/.

Hendron hit the headlines at first in 2016: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3580931/Celebrity-lawyer-bought-designer-chemsex-drugs-BBC-producer-killed-teenage-boyfriend-spared-jail.html

Some readers have assumed that I must have or had a personal dislike of Hendron. Not so. In fact, I had never even heard of him until I read about his Old Bailey trial, very lenient sentence, and his even more lenient treatment by the Bar Disciplinary Tribunal(s) before which he subsequently appeared.

My animus, if such it be (and incredulity), is a result of the incredible difference between the way in which I was treated (for having tweeted 5 tweets, completely true and accurate and [but] hostile to Jews or at least Jewish influence) and Hendron’s treatment for his egregious defaults, as chronicled. Read my blog post.

I also found it incredible, reading his tweets, that Hendron seemed incapable of thinking and writing logically, or of constructing a literate English sentence. However, the Bar is now a dustbin, so what more can I say? If the Bar thinks that it is OK to have, as practising barrister, someone of Hendron’s type, unable to write or argue coherently, and of (in several ways) dubious character, then that is a matter for the Bar dustbin-profession as it now is.

Now I see this: https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/high-court-overturns-barristers-suspension-due-to-lacuna. It turns out that Hendron had his lenient Bar sanction made even more lenient by reason of the fact that, being already suspended at the time of the proceedings, the Tribunal had no power to notionally suspend him further, or indeed apply ay sanctions to him, because he was not a “regulated person” at the time.

I had an exemplary record as a barrister, received several judicial commendations, was mentioned favourably in the main legal directories, and was never suspended from practice, but when the Jewish lobby (“UK Lawyers for Israel”, nominally) instigated my disbarment (complaint 2014, disbarment late 2016), I had not been in practice since 2008, and had not had a Bar “practice certificate” since that time. The disbarment was a completely politically-motivated msm farce orchestrated by a pack of Zionist Jews (“UK Lawyers for Israel”, many of whom also belong to the malicious “Campaign Against Antisemitism” who have persecuted Alison Chabloz for years).

At the said proceedings (more specifically, in the considerable documentation that preceded the actual hearing), I made the point that I had not been “regulated” since 2008 (a point, I might add, that Hendron, in his own case, missed…the Counsel instructed by the Bar Standards Board —very honestly— raised it against his own interest).

I was (wrongfully) disbarred (on that basis and in any case), but (to give them credit at least for that) the Bar Standards Board actually wrote to me a year or two after my highly-publicized hearing (Google “Ian Millard barrister” and read what the msm said about me at the time). The BSB then gave me the chance to apply to have my disbarment overturned, on a basis akin to that of Hendron. I suppose that must have been somehow connected with the internal Bar fallout from Hendron’s matter.

In other words, I would still be a barrister today, had I applied. However, for me, there would have been little point, I having had no intention to resume Bar practice, though I suppose that it would have denied the Jew-Zionist pack and their “antifascist” “useful idiots” the opportunity to describe me on Twitter, frequently, and with unsurprising lack of originality, as “disgraced and disbarred barrister Ian Millard” or, as at least one mentally-disturbed Jewish woman often does, on Twitter, as “disbarred Barista“! Well, if I say so myself, I do make a rather good cup of coffee, though I have never done so as a paid occupation…

As far as the egregious Hendron is concerned, his travails continue, and he is at present again before a Bar Disciplinary Tribunal. I believe that it presently stands adjourned.

I had thought that Hendron was being given very lenient treatment because either he was (I assumed) from a very privileged background, or that he “knew too much” about illicit activities of senior members of Bar and Bench. Well, I read somewhere that Hendron went to some comprehensive school, so that would only seem to leave the “knows too much” theory…

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The influence of the Jewish lobby on Wikipedia content is very obvious.

I actually did not know, until yesterday, that supermarkets are open on Good Friday now. The materialistic 24/7 multikulti society…

…and much of the State and society generally in the UK has now been suborned by the “you-know-whos”…look at the Alison Chabloz saga of the past few years; look at the BBC and other msm output, as well.

Well, there it is— the new multikulti panicdemic UK police state, staffed by toytown police drones. Notionally done “for good reasons”, the police and others no doubt imagine…

As with Professor Brian Cox, there are two sorts of “famous scientists”, the ones who make new discoveries and undertake research of importance, and those who are basically people making careers and money out of appearing on TV, radio, in print, and on official committees. Incidentally, if anyone knows of any great discoveries made by either Brian Cox or Alice Roberts (the latter of whom I had not heard of until 5 minutes ago), please let me know and I shall publish a few lines about it. I should not wish to be unfair. I do not wait with bated breath, however.

Yes, but…Monsieur Rentoul, those other crises were not used as a method of bringing in a police state by stealth. The Great Reset and the Great Replacement (etc). The “panicdemic” is being so used, and not only in the UK.

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Well, this week I got 6/10, thus again beating John Rentoul who scored 5/10. I did not know the answers to questions 4, 6, 7, and 9 (and had to rack my brains to get question 10).

When I lived in Kazakhstan, in 1996-97 (a full year), I invited a friend at the Bar (let’s call him “Teddy”), a train buff par excellence, to visit me in Almaty (former Alma-Ata) by train. I found out what that would entail: a Eurostar journey from London to Paris or Brussels, then a train journey to Moscow, where he would have to change trains by going to another of Moscow’s several mainline stations. Then a 77-hour journey across the Russian countryside and then steppe to Almaty.

Like the character in, I think, one of Evelyn Waugh’s novels, Teddy thought that “abroad was bloody”, and told me that, because of his ideological opposition to the Channel Tunnel (I first heard of UKIP from him, maybe a year or two before a lady with whom I lunched told me about it), he would be unable to come. I think that the real reason was that he was nervous about negotiating his way across Moscow alone and with not a word of Russian; that, and the sheer discomfort of 77 hours on a post-Soviet express train. Thus Teddy missed out on seeing a then rather green and pleasant city full of pretty girls.

I quite like trains, though it does help, on a really long journey, if you are lucky enough to have the sort of accommodation used by the Tsars of all the Russias, or that of the Orient Express. When Andrei Sakharov was recruited to Stalin’s hydrogen bomb project, he travelled to the secret town where it was to be made aboard his own train car at the rear of a normal passenger train. The carriage contained a bedroom for Sakharov and his wife, a dining room, a kitchen operated by a cook, a lounge area, and accommodation for his several NKVD bodyguards (or should that just be “guards”?).

My own longest train journey was an involuntary one in the 1980s from Vienna to Ostend, and very uncomfortable it was. On the morning of the second day (departure having been in early evening), I got out at Cologne, wearing only a dressing gown, in order to buy pretzels on the platform. It was then that the train started to move. Had it not briefly stopped about 10 seconds later, giving me time to get aboard (non-central closing doors, thank God), I should have been stuck at Cologne Station with almost no money, no clothes, and no proper shoes; no passport either.

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Diary Blog, 21 March 2021

London freedom demonstration

I did not watch any TV news yesterday, so missed this:

Good to see so many white (almost entirely white) real British people stand up and march for freedom and reason.

As for the liars at Sky News and other MSM outlets, they have proven themselves time and again to be the enemies of the people.

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BBC “News”. Like Sky News, just System lying propaganda manufacturers.

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Exactly.

The implication is clear: “lockdowns” either do not “save lives” or are actually counterproductive. Lack of sunlight (and so, vitamin D) seems to result in higher “Coronavirus” infection rates. Being cooped up inside with others (at home or at offices etc) is worse than being (some of the time) outside.

Sweden has had no “lockdowns”, yet has done better than the countries, such as the UK, that have had such draconian restrictions. Those who say that Sweden is different because Sweden “has few people” and those “widely spread out” are merely showing their ignorance: most Swedes live in cities, towns, and suburbs, just like the British.

I had an interesting experience a few days ago. I attended a routine eye screening test appointment at a medical centre in a small town in the South Central part of England, near the coast. About 6 miles from my home.

I was about 20 minutes or so early, so sat in my car reading a book and observing. The car park was small, and I parked right by the main entrance of the medical centre. Early afternoon.

Apart from the main entrance, there were two large signs, one red, one green, with arrows pointing left and right, both directing persons with booked vaccination slots to go this or that way. I wondered whether the red was for people with “Covid-19” or other symptoms. Or it may be that the red was for people in a higher-priority tranche of the population. I saw two people enter by those entrances. Both looked entirely normal and well, on the face of it.

For my own appointment, the routine eye test, I entered the building. Deserted. Not even a receptionist. In fact there was one very old person sitting, masked, in an ancient parka, on a chair in the waiting area, where the chairs had been widely-spaced.

After a minute, a nurse or assistant in a dark blue uniform asked me to wait (and requested that I put my disposable facemask above my nose!) (I should add that, in the test itself, the girl doing the test said that it could only conveniently be done by having the mask below the nose). I was called bang on time. Very good.

The eye test itself was conducted in a friendly and professional manner and took but a few minutes. Before eventually leaving the building, I noticed that the waiting area was now deserted again; even the old fellow in the parka had shuffled off. I was interested to note, while sitting in the car for a while (to ensure that my eyesight had returned to normal after the test) that a few more vaccination people (about half a dozen in all, in about 30 mins) entered or exited the building via the side entrance-points. All looked entirely healthy, whichever entrance they used.

I had been to that medical centre once before, a few years ago. It was fairly busy then. Where, now, are all those other patients? Looks as though many many people who were being seen, in pre-“virus” times, are now not being seen, or only seen in small numbers. As Peter Hitchens or someone said last year, to some extent the National Health Service has become a National Covid Service.

As to the routine screening I myself attended, and though I doubt whether it was really necessary in my case, I was grateful that, under the NHS system, such precautionary measures are available for free. In the USA and some other countries (most, in fact), many miss out, and some then suffer and/or die because they develop conditions which, had they been detected at an earlier stage, might well have been treatable.

The NHS needs a real overhaul, but the principle is good.

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Sticks and stones…Professor Ferguson can be well satisfied: despite all his predictions having been proven wrong, wildly wrong at that, he is apparently still listened to at Downing Street, still welcome and treated with almost absurd respect on the BBC Today Programme and by that ghastly little bumboy on BBC PM; and he is still, very likely, banging his married “ho” in contravention of the stupid anti-virus “rules” he himself laid down. In fact, I should not be surprised, in our new “reward failure” UK, were Ferguson to be awarded some shopworn “honour” in the end.

“What the hell” it is…is the sharp end of the emergent UK multikulti “Great Reset” police state. A UK where a remark —however true or accurate…that’s irrelevant— about a Jew or a black can get a British person hauled to court, a Britain where a Government-funded commission headed by an ex-Muslim repression-fanatic can report that statements not illegal (even under the present very repressive laws), and not even based on (however defined) “hate”, should be made illegal (!) if anti the doomed multikulti society.

Parliament is now a rubber stamp, as is the Monarchy, and the Opposition is exactly as ruled by the Jewish-Zionist-Israel lobby as is the Government. In reality, there is no true Opposition.

As for the courts and legal system, they are signed up to the repression too. The few real dissidents (like me) are marginalized (expelled from the Bar in 2016, from Twitter in 2018, both times by the conspiratorial manipulations of a pack —effectively the same pack— of Jew-Zionists). https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/09/the-slide-of-the-english-bar-and-uk-society-continues-and-accelerates/; and see https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/13/when-i-was-a-victim-of-a-malicious-zionist-complaint/.

That’s the Dutch all over. In 1940, German forces invaded and occupied the Netherlands in 4 days (5, officially); Soviet forces would have taken 2 (had there been an invasion in the 1980s). In the 1990s, Dutch Army “soldiers” abandoned the civilians of Srebrenica to their fate after the Dutch were given the choice of fighting or leaving.

I used to really respect the Dutch and at least some of their liberality (in the 1970s), but even Dutch family friends began to understand, from the 1980s onward, that the liberality had led to licence. Also, to mass immigration, migration-invasion, crime, and general decadence.

Now look: liberality-licence-disorder-dictatorship, and a police force worse than that of Belarus or Russia. As often happens, Plato described the process first (in The Symposium). The cartoon below also fits.

It fits UK policing too, now.

Most msm journalists, like (probably) most members of the public, still think that this is all about a virus (one that, worldwide, has only killed about 1 person in every 4,000, and in the UK about 1 person in every 1,000 —if that, bearing in mind the faked statistics—).

This is not about a virus. It is about “The Great Reset”, openly promoted by the World Economic Forum and in the pages of the Financial Times, Economist, and other System “insider” publications.

The virus situation has simply provided (as the WEF admitted in its tweets) a convenient opportunity. The virus has been weaponized, and the majority fooled.

In the all-important 33-year cycle, 2022 is the next really significant year. The year that will set the agenda for the subsequent 33 years, as 1989 set the agenda for the past 32-33 years.

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George Galloway, though once a good effective orator, is ideologically unsound, inconsistent, self-seeking and, ultimately, just silly.

Hitchens is right insofar as marches and demonstrations achieve little or nothing, beyond boosting morale (if the numbers are impressive). As for the categories Hitchens mentions, he is correct about their surrender, but a future social-national state and, before that, movement, will not rely on those categories as they now are.

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Diary Blog, 12 March 2021, including some thoughts about value

Early thoughts on value and cost

The news that a piece of “digital art”, or electronic art, has been sold at auction for USD $69 million was puzzling. Apparently, such art can be copied for free, without any cost at all.

In other words, the $69,000,000 art can be replicated and used effectively without cost. This is not quite the same, or goes beyond, having a paper or other copy of, say, the Mona Lisa. Any copy of the Mona Lisa is probably subtly different from the real one, whereas (according to BBC Today Programme) the copy of the piece of “digital art” will be exactly the same as the original.

It seems that what is auctioned is not the digital art alone but the art plus an electronic key to the original, which allows the owner of that original to access the blockchain for it, blockchain being defined as follows:

Blockchain is most simply defined as a decentralized, distributed ledger technology that records the provenance of a digital asset“; or

In the simplest terms, Blockchain can be described as a data structure that holds transactional records and while ensuring security, transparency, and decentralization. You can also think of it as a chain or records stored in the forms of blocks which are controlled by no single authority” [and see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blockchain].

In other words, what the purchaser has bought for his $69 million US dollars is the right to change the electronic artwork, just as the owner of the Mona Lisa or other material art has the legal right to add a moustache to the subject, or to take up an axe and chop it to pieces.

In fact, thinking about it, presumably the artwork, if copied by a third party for free, can also be changed for free (though not the accepted “original”). That means that the $69 million US dollars is buying only the notional ownership and nothing else.

The auction of of the $69 million artwork challenges our concept of value. To me, buying “digital art” for more than pennies is completely stupid, but I concede, if it is a concession, that paying out 69 million dollars for any artwork is absurd, even if that artwork were the (original) Mona Lisa or, say (a favourite of mine), Man in Armour by Rembrandt (believed by some to be a representation of Christian Rosenkreutz, said to have been modelled by Titus, son of Rembrandt).

We have recently seen Bitcoin jump (and fluctuate) wildly, having reached the height (today, as I write) of over £41,000 (USD $57,000), having been valued initially in pennies. I have written previously about Bitcoin: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/12/10/thoughts-about-bitcoin/; https://ianrobertmillard.org/2021/02/20/diary-blog-20-february-2021/.

Bitcoin can be sold back, i.e. cashed in, though its real world use is limited. “Digital art” can be sold on as well, if the owner of the art, i.e. holder of the blockchain key, can find a purchaser (in my opinion, mug) willing to take it on.

In my first blog post about Bitcoin, I examined money. Why do we value tokens of monetary value such as banknotes? It all comes down to confidence.

In the end, does Bitcoin have less “legitimacy” or “value” than paper banknotes, or electronic entries on the ledgers of known banks? Maybe not, but that is perhaps less a validation of Bitcoin than a criticism of what we call “money value”.

Has capitalism reached, with the auction of digital art (and, arguende, with the sale of “real” art for sometimes hundreds of millions), a stage of decadent absurdity which may be a predictor of worldwide economic and social collapse? For me, the crazed heights at auction (of both types of art) are a sign of poor judgment as much as anything.

It does make me wonder what kind of person would rather have a piece of digital art than USD $69 million! Does that make me a Philistine, or just not a mug?

Is there a case for artworks of designated importance, of more than a certain age (100 years plus?), and valued at more than a designated level, being held and owned only by specified museums and galleries around the world? It’s a idea (of my own), anyway, though of course that would not stop speculation in artworks of younger age (and we have seen works by many quite recent artists, including Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, even Damien Hirst, go for huge amounts). Neither, of course, would such regulation stop speculation in digital art, not for decades to come, anyway.

For me, this latest art speculation is a societal warning flag.

Tweets seen

The odd logic of tweeter “@MenziesBj” reminds me of the similar thinking of not a few instructing solicitors when I was at the practising Bar. There is a phrase in use among barristers, “solicitors go elsewhere“, reflective of the fact that instructing solicitors often stop instructing particular Counsel for no obvious reason.

You would imagine that, if as a barrister you do well in a case, then the solicitor who instructed you would instruct you again, and if you did not do well, would not instruct you again. In fact, while that sometimes does happen, often the reverse is true. No-one knows why.

Barristers are, especially when not in the very top sets, very dependent on their own relationship with solicitors. I was once slightly acquainted with one barrister, in a friend’s chambers, who had a very good practice despite (my impression) being not particularly intelligent. 90% of his work (25 years ago) came from one solicitor (not even one firm, but one individual solicitor in one firm).

One fine day, as Kafka put it in The Trial, that solicitor stopped instructing him; according to that barrister, for no obvious reason. Result? A serious problem for the barrister, obviously. 90% of work gone means about 90% of income gone.

That (nameless) barrister was one of those men who combine a relentlessly politically-correct attitude with a certain amount of sex-pestery, as my friend in his then chambers had mentioned to me. Many years later, one of his pupils, a young woman, made an official complaint about him. I do not know all the details, but he was fined £4,000, and may have been lucky not to have been dealt with more severely.

A personal nexus between a solicitor and a barrister, though inherently precarious, can work in favour of a barrister. I knew another barrister, though not well, who was a member of another friend’s chambers. The former had a friend from university who had become a salaried lawyer in a large organization. That employed lawyer directed work to the barrister. In one year, such work totalled, in fees, some £600,000! That was nearly 30 years ago!

Not quite as good as winning the lottery (or being born into a fortune), but almost.

More tweets

I remember seeing that pub in the 1980s, when travelling down the Old Kent Road in Southwark. So now it is apparently a restaurant?Vietnamese, not Chinese, according to the Internet. Sign of the times.

That Forest Hill (South London) street scene from ?1900 looks far better than the same scene today (or when I last saw it, about 35 years ago).

Another place that I used to know. I visited that museum [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horniman_Museum] a number of times in the 1980s. The Horniman was founded by, I think, Annie Horniman, the heiress to a tea fortune. She was a member of the Golden Dawn: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermetic_Order_of_the_Golden_Dawn; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annie_Horniman, but I see just now that I am mistaken as to its founding…it was her father who actually founded the museum: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_John_Horniman

[Horniman Museum, main gallery]

It may be a Muslim “Scottish” Pakistani who is fronting the new Scottish free speech repression, but I would be prepared to bet that those really behind it are (((something else))).

https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/asa-winstanley/labour-womens-candidate-izzy-lenga-trained-israeli-army

Jews who go from the UK to Israel to learn how to use weapons and explosives are latent terrorists and must be treated as such.

More official snooping online…

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9354999/Home-Office-teams-police-internet-firms-spy-peoples-web-browsing-history.html

Heather Burns, policy manager for the digital rights organisation Open Rights Group, said: ‘It’s needles in haystacks, and this is collecting the entire haystack.

‘We should have the right to not have every single click of what we do online hoovered up into a surveillance net on the assumption that there might be criminal activity taking place.’

Privacy International’s advocacy director, Edin Omanovic, echoed a similar sentiment and said: ‘Make no mistake, as warned, the Investigatory Powers Act (2016) gives authorities across the UK some of the most far-reaching and draconian surveillance powers found anywhere in the world.

When the Bill was proposed, we were promised the most transparent surveillance regime in the world. Yet, here we have a secret experiment where two secret internet companies have reportedly been collecting internet browsing data about individuals’ online activities.” [Daily Mail]

“Male curfew”

I missed this latest piece of crazed nonsense, which was being reported upon yesterday, it seems.

https://news.sky.com/story/sarah-everard-green-partys-baroness-jones-suggests-6pm-curfew-for-men-12243194

“Jenny Jones”, aka “Baroness” Jones [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jenny_Jones,_Baroness_Jones_of_Moulsecoomb].

A Green Party peer has suggested a 6pm curfew should be introduced for men in the wake of Sarah Everard’s disappearance.

Baroness Jones of Moulescoomb told the House of Lords that such a move would “make women a lot safer, and discrimination of all kinds would be lessened”.” [Sky News]

What a total loony, even for the Green Party!

Who is she? “Before entering politics, Jones worked as a financial controller in London. She attended the Institute of Archaeology at University College London as a mature student, studying for an MA in archaeology.[1] She spent approximately 10 years as an archaeologist in the Middle East, studying carbonised plant remains, before embarking on a career in politics.” [Wikipedia].

So she was an office bod for a number of years, became a mature student and then studied carbonized plant remains for a decade…oh, and she was a member of the pathetic London Assembly for 4 years, and failed to become an MP twice (in different London constituencies, coming 4th in both elections, getting 6.5% of the vote in one, then 2.9% in the other). She also tried to become Mayor of London, but only received about 4% of the overall vote.

Not a stellar political record, but hey!…this is the UK, where serial failure is rewarded so long as the idiot is “anti-racist” and/or (stand up, Boris-idiot!) pro-Israel. So she was elevated to the House of Lords!

Sometimes, I think that this country is terminally screwed.

Her previous utterances? Let’s see…”She was outspoken about numerous issues including what she called mayor Boris Johnson‘s demonisation of youth through the use of “baseless” rhetoric on “soaring gang-membership and rising knife-crime”, suggesting the mayor created an unhelpful climate of fear.[28] ” [Wikipedia].

As for her curfew idea…look at her!

Official portrait of Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb crop 2.jpg

Jesus H. Christ! If I saw that walking towards me after dark, I would go home at once, lock and bolt my door, and impose a curfew on myself!

Late tweets seen

A nice-seeming young woman having her dreams crushed by the usual Jew-Zionist “claque” and clique, aided and abetted by their “antifa” idiot-serfs.

British social-national revolution! We know in our hearts what has to happen.

Novichuk would be cheaper.

“Feminazis” is a silly term, but his main point is right.

…and speaking of Cabaret

Late music

Diary Blog, 1 February 2021

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

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

Tweets seen

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

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

Brilliant. Laurels and oak leaves.

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

More tweets

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

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

Overall, Labour looks pretty sad.

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

but look at the subsequent exchange below:

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

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

Par for the course, it seems.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[Alison Chabloz]

Late afternoon music

Late tweets

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))).

Late music

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

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

Diary Blog, 31 January 2021, including support for a dissident barrister

[me as barrister, 1992]

Many readers of this blog will be aware that a malicious pack of Zionist Jews (by name, “UK Lawyers for Israel”) procured my disbarment in late 2016: see https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/09/the-slide-of-the-english-bar-and-uk-society-continues-and-accelerates/.

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.

Snap

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…

Interesting article

http://theglobalelite.org/progress-genetic-reprogramming-justifies-wiping-half-species-technoelite/

Another

Other tweets seen

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.

Appeal

https://uk.gofundme.com/f/Urgent-Appeal-in-saving-a-Cornish-Farm

Late music

Diary Blog, 20 December 2020

Yesterday’s late news

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).

More tweets

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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.

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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.

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

More tweets

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.

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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.

History

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

The Death of Stalin (film)

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].

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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…

Late music

Diary Blog, 14 December 2020 (and a few thoughts about Rupert Brooke’s poem, Grantchester…)

A tweet seen today

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?”

[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Old_Vicarage,_Grantchester][https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rupert_Brooke].

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/).

On the edge of the village, we saw the eponymous Old Vicarage [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Vicarage,_Grantchester], which seemed less scenic then (1992) than it does in the Wikipedia photo. I was surprised to see a painted plastic or concrete deer in the grounds. “Vulgar, moi?” territory. I could believe that of its then (and I think current) owner, Jeffrey Archer, but hardly of his supposedly (according to a trial judge) “fragrant” wife Mary, who was then, I think, a professor at Cambridge University. Still, there it is. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeffrey_Archer; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Archer.

As to Libby Purves, I may have heard her a couple of times on radio many years ago. I know little of her, though I am sure that she is well-meaning: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libby_Purves.

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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?”

and see: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/08/11/the-jew-epstein-and-prince-andrew-the-british-royal-family-has-another-scandal-maybe-its-time-to-just-get-rid-of-them/

Afternoon music

Amusing (?) things seen today

  1. Sadiq Khan wearing a massive facemask in tartan and doing an interview in it;
  2. 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;
  3. 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.

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Quite. https://ianrobertmillard.org/2018/12/10/tv-ads-and-soaps-are-the-propaganda-preferred-by-the-system-in-the-uk/

Late music

Diary Blog, 5 November 2020

Guy Fawkes Day

Remember, remember the 5th of November,

Gunpowder, Treason and Plot,

Life is short but memory long,

And traitors deserve to be shot.

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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…

Nazim Ali

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.

The CAA then turned to another method of attack— the abuse of professional regulation. My own 2016 case in the Bar Disciplinary Tribunal was the template for such “lawfare” abuse by the Jew-Zionist lobby: https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2017/07/09/the-slide-of-the-english-bar-and-uk-society-continues-and-accelerates/.

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:

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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

Ursula Haverbeck, a political prisoner in Angela Merkel’s ZOG police-state Germany, has finally been (again) freed from prison.

More about Ursula Haverbeck: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ursula_Haverbeck

Furlough extension

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.

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