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Diary Blog, 29 April 2021

Afternoon music

Tweets seen

The post-2008 Greek experience is instructive. The social-national party, Golden Dawn, was the only party with integrity opposed to the EU enforcement of usury-dictatorship “austerity”. However, the System made sure that the faux-“socialist” “antifascist” party, Syriza, seemed more “credible”.

The result was that Syriza took over the Greek government, then signed up to yet more “austerity”. The people, many of whom died of starvation, while other rummaged through bins trying to find food, had been well and truly fooled. Golden Dawn was then repressed.

Once Syriza had done its job for the System, it was binned as a non-System alternative party of government. A neo-liberal finance-capitalist government took over. At present, Syriza is a poor second in the Hellenic Parliament. It has 86 MPs out of 300 (New Democracy has 158): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hellenic_Parliament; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Dawn_(Greece); https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syriza;

[Golden Dawn rally in Greece, c.2012]

Alison Chabloz update

Usually-reliable sources report that, though Alison Chabloz was scheduled to be released from Bronzefield Prison today, and (how absurd, though) on electronic tag, bureaucratic delays to do with probation have pushed back the likely day of release to next Tuesday or Wednesday. Another example of how everything is sliding and becoming less efficient in the UK.

Books, letters and cards can be sent as follows:

Alison Chabloz, A6478EK,
HMP Bronzefield,
Woodthorpe Rd,
Ashford, Middx.,
TW15 3JZ
UK

Books sent should be *new, *paperback and preferably (though not necessarily) sent via online vendors [important update: Bronzefield Prison now does not accept Amazon deliveries but will accept books from elsewhere]

Looking on the brighter side, even a release next week will mean that Alison will have been imprisoned for only 5 weeks out of the headline 18 to which she was sentenced (in reality, about 7-8 weeks).

If Alison had not been scheduled for early release, she would be released anyway about halfway through May, so about 3 weeks from today.

Looking at the wider picture, Alison’s appeal against both conviction and sentence is set down for 2 days, on 3-4 June 2021, and is likely to be heard at Southwark Crown Court (it will be a complete rehearing of the matter).

Should Alison’s present appeal fail in whole or in part, the Crown Court will be able to substitute a greater or lesser sentence, up to a maximum of 6 months’ imprisonment. However, the time Alison has spent incarcerated will be taken off any time actually to be served, so if she were to receive the maximum 6 months (about 26 weeks), she would do half of that (3 months or about 13 weeks) but also minus the ~5 weeks served from day of sentence to (likely) day of release (next week), and also minus other days in custody, such as the 4 days served before her successful appeal of 2020. She would therefore only serve an extra ~7 weeks at maximum.

It may be, though, that the Crown Court would not, or not much, interfere with the sentence duration passed by the lower court if the appeal fails, in which case Alison would only serve a few days extra, if that.

More optimistically, should Alison’s present appeal succeed, then she would be credited with the time she has now spent in prison (in 2020 and 2021) and in other custody, and also the time which she will have spent on electronic tag (at half a day for every day spent on tag). That is relevant because Alison now faces yet another trial in the magistrates’ court, set down for 1 day, on 1 September 2021.

Were Alison to be convicted on 1 September 2021, and were she then to be sentenced to imprisonment, not only would she serve only half of any such sentence, but would have about 6-7 weeks more taken off that reduced sentence. So a 6 month sentence would mean, in reality, about 5-6 weeks in prison, and a sentence of 3 months would mean no time at all in prison.

[Alison Chabloz]

Patriotic Alternative

A statement from Patriotic Alternative has been released:


“Last Wednesday (21.04.2021) Laura Towler’s husband Sam was arrested and taken into police custody.
 The police then let themselves into Laura and Sam’s home, burst into her bedroom without knocking whilst she was still undressed, and then demanded to search the property.

The officer in charge did not arrest Laura, and instead presented her with a warrant, and despite the warrant not mentioning Laura at all, the police took all of her devices – including her phone and laptop.

What’s more, many of the police officers conducting the search refused to hand over the badge numbers or their real names.

LIVE STREAM

On Friday evening (30.04.2021) we were planning to do our regular Patriotic Alternative monthly update. However instead, we are now planning a special stream about this arrest where Mark Collett and Laura Towler will discuss the police’s behaviour and relay advice given to them from legal professionals on the legality of the police action.

Last week Mark Collett’s YouTube channel was terminated – despite the fact that it was completely clean and didn’t have a single active copyright or community guidelines strike. As such, the livestream will not be found on YouTube, but instead it will appear on DLive and Odysee:

ODYSEE: https://odysee.com/@MarkCollett:6/LauraTowlersHusbandArrestedHomeRaided:0
DLIVE: https://dlive.tv/PatrioticTalk

The stream will begin at 7pm UK time (2pm EST) and last around 2 hours.

FUNDRAISER

All donations made during the stream will be given to Sam and Laura to help them cover the cost of replacing the items the police seized. The stream will also allow Patriotic Alternative supporters to ask Sam and Laura questions about the police raid.

Needless to say, neither Laura or Mark are deterred by this abuse of police power. Put simply; this is a desperate attempt by the police to silence those who speak out on behalf of the indigenous people of these islands and further restrict our freedom of speech.

We can assure you; we will not be silenced!

More music

Late tweets

Ha ha! The unpleasant Jew-Zionist know-all does not know even the most basic history, yet pontificates on world affairs! Are prescription drugs affecting him again? That was one of his excuses when he was found guilty on several charges by a Solicitors’ Disciplinary Panel a couple of years ago. Search via the search panel on the blog for full details. I expect, though, that he is just displaying ignorance.

For once, I do agree with the egregious Lewis, on the above matter. There again, who could disagree? A long-running and appalling miscarriage of justice affecting people who are all but powerless, and who are often very good citizens as well.

When I spent a number of months in Turkey in 2001 (I drove from the UK), I found that the best beer there (to my taste) was called Tekel beer, made by a State-owned brewery. Sadly, no longer. Privatized, apparently, and changed out of all recognition.

I think that Hitchens was referring to the film; he would obviously assume that the background “street noise” was added more recently…

Late music

[Chateau Frontenac, Quebec]

Diary Blog, 3 March 2020

Polly Toynbee

I usually have little time for Polly Toynbee, but I can agree with much of her Guardian column today: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/mar/03/tories-austerity-budget

Kitten torturer given only 6 weeks’ imprisonment

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/vile-man-who-bit-ear-21619715

https://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/news/grimsby-news/monster-bites-kittens-ear-says-3906802

Aaron James Williamson, of Grimsby. Bit off part of his kitten’s ear in a number of separate attacks; punched the kitten on numerous occasions. Sentence? 12 weeks, which means 6 weeks actually in prison, at most. I usually oppose extra-judicial justice, aka “mob justice” or “lynch law”, but there are exceptions. The law should have sufficient weight to deal properly with such an offence. To my mind, the current law is inadequate (the max is a 6-month sentence, though a new law is currently before Parliament). Even so, why only 12 weeks? I should have thought that this crime (the evil little bastard pleaded to one speciment charge) at least merited 4 or 5 months, bearing in mind that the real term served would be only half anyway).

Coronavirus

 

Amusing, though not very useful. In a sense though, all one can do is laugh, when there is little of a practical nature that the individual can do.

My supposition of a week ago, that the main hope for us in relation to this nuisance (that could become some sort of catastrophe) is that the weather warms and so (we are told) weakens the ability of the virus to live on surfaces etc, is now echoed by scientists and talking heads.

I myself went this morning, early, to my local Waitrose (the only supermarket within miles, except for a smallish Marks & Spencer food store). I intended to buy some real Manuka honey (which stimulates the human immune system). The best type is about £20 a jar, but it works. No luck. The entire stock had already been bought and the shelf was empty.

In a blog post I penned a while ago,

https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2019/01/26/the-tide-is-coming-in-reflections-on-the-possible-end-of-our-present-civilization-and-what-might-follow/

…I speculated about whether our present civilization might be ended by a virus pandemic, or by some other global threat. Coronavirus/Corvid-19 is not that virus, but the next one of the same sort may be. The present virus is 1,000x more infectious than was the SARS virus of several years ago, but less deadly. What if the next virus is 1,000x as infectious as the present one, and is also many times more dangerous to life?

As it is, we are almost thrown back on mediaeval remedies: avoidance of human contact, secure food and water supplies, “magic” honey, hope, prayer etc. There is at present no medicine, no vaccine available. Antibiotics are useless because they do not affect viruses. All that even the best hospitals can do, so far, is to relieve symptoms, and they will not be able to do that for long if the already-struggling NHS is swamped by huge new demand.

Russia

Russia’s Putin wants traditional marriage and God in constitution” [BBC News]

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-51719764

Slava!

 

Suddenly I feel a lifting of spirits, as I contemplate the short to medium-term future…in fact I feel quite excited!

 

Joanna Lumley

“‘Your money or your life!’: Joanna Lumley reveals terrifying moment armed bandits held her at gunpoint during filming of TV documentary in Haiti.” [Daily Mail]

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8067801/Joanna-Lumley-ambushed-gun-wielding-gang-driving-Haiti.html

Joanna Lumley was threatened by armed bandits while filming a travel series in Haiti. They abushed [sic] the 73-year-old actress while she was driving through a mountain range with her camera crew. The gun-wielding gang told Miss Lumley and her team that they would kill them if they did not hand over their cash. But two of the Absolutely Fabulous star’s bodyguards stepped in and she escaped unscathed.” [Daily Mail]

The incident is not shown in the programme.” Well, no…I mean, we could not have British TV viewers coming away with the impression that black people, without white rulers or administrators, cannot run a reasonably civilized society…

I suppose that the incident might have been omitted because there were no cameras rolling at the time, but I doubt it.

The disease is spreading

I mean the Swedish disease…Finland is now also sick:

 

DWP dishonesty

Diary Blog, 12 February 2020

Regret truncated blog yesterday, 11 February 2020. Computer had to be taken away and powerwashed; it only now returns to the fray. All the same, the article on the recent “Islamist” terror attacks will be posted both here and on the diary blog for 11 February 2020 when finished.

[1800 hrs: see here https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2020/02/12/terrorism-and-reason/]

HS2

The HS2 decision is a very bad one, very obviously taken so that Boris-idiot can be seen to be doing “big things”. Environmentally harmful, a trashing of the green and pleasant land. So much even in transport could be done for £120 BN or more. New branch lines, robot ultralight train lines etc. Terrible.

The HS2 decision does show that David Cameron-Levita-Schlumberger’s faked-up “austerity” policies of 2010-2017 were driven purely by an ideology of repression. One day, that bastard (and Osborne, and Dunce Duncan Smith, and “lord” Freud etc) must be personally punished for their crimes.

Internet regulation

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7995191/Ofcom-powers-regulate-harmful-not-illegal-online-content.html

Here we have what this ZOG Cabinet is really all about: repression of free speech in the guise of both preventing “terrorism” and “protecting children”. The American cartoon below, several years old now, again hits the spot exactly.

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A pathetic camp drone from the NSPCC was on Radio 4 Today Programme, supporting this evil ZOG policy. Wants as much “regulation” as possible. I’m sure that he does.

“Harmful content”? Yeah, right….We know what that means. Anything which is for a Northern European culture and civilization. Anything of which the Jew-Zionists disapprove. Anything against the “Great Replacement” of Europeans by non-whites. Anything that challenges the fakery and hoaxes of the “holocaust” farrago.

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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7995191/Ofcom-powers-regulate-harmful-not-illegal-online-content.html

An example of public waste

Amy Lamé, paid £75,000 a year from public funds to do not very much as “Night Czar” for London. Sadiq Khan decided on this useless post and its generous remuneration (generous bearing in mind that this gigantic and unpleasant lesbian is actually doing other “showbiz” work of some kind). Much more than a nurse gets; more than some junior doctors get. What kind of sick society is this?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amy_Lam%C3%A9

 

Corbyn

Yesterday heard a little, on radio, of Corbyn in the Commons (on Monday, I think). Yapping about black criminals being deported (and how bad that is, apparently). So far about 17 of the bastards have gone. The rest will be released, it seems, to prey again. Anyway, 17 or 30 out of hundreds of thousands? It’s a drop in the ocean. And what about the “rappers” and “music” “artistes” who are encouraging violence towards (mainly) white people (the people formerly known as “English”)? They should be “offed” too, either to Jamaica etc or, well, just “offed”… Maybe I should “rap” about it…

So…Corbyn. I had all but forgotten that he is still posing as Labour leader. He failed to beat the Jew lobby in his own party, he surrounded himself with black (and brown and white) deadhead MPs. He made speeches in favour of the tinker “traveller” riff-raff, failed to take the fight to the Zionists in the UK and paid lip-service to the largely-faked “holocaust” farrago. Corbyn is just a joke. Kick him off his pedestal now, the useless brainless polytechnic lecturer and NUS politico! I could kick him off myself, he is so irritating! He (and political idiot John McDonnell, a slimy “me-too” poundland “Communist”) had a real chance to totally mainstream anti-Zionism, but failed to go nuclear when he might have won the election had he done so. Bin him.

The “Special Relationship” one-way street

Anyone who, like me, has lived in the USA, knows that the “Special Relationship” means little outside British TV studios, radio studios and newspaper offices. It is a one-way street. Quasi-colonial, with Britain as the colony. To hell with it.

Immigration attitudes

 

Fake charities

I have mentioned in many blogs the fake “charity” “Campaign Against Antisemitism”. Well, here’s another: “Institute of Economic Affairs”, here (below) represented by some callow youth who might be sent, usefully, to a labour camp where he can work for his pay or food instead of spouting about how UK citizens should become economic serfs of the uber-wealthy few.

Speaking of which, the “IEA” was one of about 150 (!) fake “think tanks” set up by an influential Conservative Party donor called Antony Fisher [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antony_Fisher], whose granddaughter Rachel Whetstone [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rachel_Whetstone] was embedded for years at Conservative HQ, met her husband Steve Hilton there [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Hilton] and now does public relations for Uber taxis.

I just looked up the aforesaid “callow youth”, who is in fact 26!

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

Well, police officers look also young to me now! Seems that he is gay. Why are so many young Conservative Party persons gay? Almost all seem to be.

 

Germany 1938: rare colour film

 

Corrupt Westminster

Evening music

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If Food Supplies Are Held Up Because of Brexit, The Conservatives Are Toast

The failure of the so-called “political class”, aka Westminster Bubblers, is manifest more clearly every day. We now know, if we did not already know, that the government of this country is in the hands of incompetent chancers, that the Opposition is in the hands of bad jokes, that the British Constitution is not a finely-tuned machine but a broken bit of clockwork, and that the Queen is about as much use as a human rubber stamp.

Brexit looms, but the fact is that now it either will not happen at all or will happen only in some very vague way (Brexit In Name Only). The only way that it can now happen as a real thing is if Boris Johnson, for reasons of blatant self-interest, manages to get it over the line, and that is looking increasingly unlikely.

In the law, a saying was always “justice delayed is justice denied”. Apply that to the 2016 Referendum.

 

Now no-one expected that the UK would leave the EU the very next day. There are processes, procedures, timetables etc. However, the British Government, or what passes for it, should have within a short space of time triggered the Article 50 process, which (under the Lisbon Treaty) gives a state wishing to exit the EU two years in which to complete the leave process. In fact, Theresa May did not even send the triggering letter for nearly a year after the 2016 Referendum; she then asked for extension of time when the process should already have been completed.

Had the 2-year process (it can be less— 1 year, 18 months, whatever) been started soon after the Referendum result, the whole Brexit process would have been finished by the Autumn of 2018 at the latest. Now here we are, more than a year later, and with no obvious closure in sight.

I always said, right from the start, that a huge campaign would be waged by the international conspiracy to keep the UK in or tied to the EU. The EU is a major building-block of the New World Order strategy. The UK is a major building-block of the EU. You get my meaning.

I favour the UK getting out of the EU, I favour Brexit, but the Brexit process has been so criminally mishandled that it is hard to avoid the conclusion that that mishandling was done deliberately.

Whatever the truth of all that, the fact is that the sheer duration of this whole process, which has now gone on for over three years, has not only delayed democratic decision from being implemented, but has denied democracy itself. Now it is said by the Remain partisans that it is so long since the 2016 Referendum that huge numbers of people have changed their minds or even just died, and so it is bizarre to implement the Referendum decision.

That view is not without force: the process has dragged on. People may well have a different view now, but that is in part why the process should have been expedited and handled properly. If a general election were called and held and if then the results were delayed in being implemented for 3 or 4 years, I daresay that many people would start to say “I have changed my mind!”…

So here we are, still in a state of uncertainty. I cannot say whether the UK will leave or (in the Remainers’ propagandistic “transformational vocabulary”) “crash out” of the EU “without a deal”, i.e. on basic WTO terms, or whether some “deal” not very dissimilar to Theresa May’s one(s) will be accepted both by the person presently posing as Prime Minister and by the UK Parliament. It is an open question as I write.

What about the next election?

It now appears that any general election will not be called until October (assuming that Parliament is not recalled until October) and so may not happen until November, or even later.

Boris Johnson wanted to make the next general election all about Brexit. That way, fervent pro-Brexit voters would join with those who would vote Conservative-label whatever, giving the Conservative Party a Commons majority fuelled by Brexit anger. That has now been denied to him.

As time goes by, the inadequacies so obvious in Boris-Idiot will become ever more apparent. That is a major reason why Boris needs a swift election. Time is not on his side, in my opinion.

At present, most of the opinion polls put the Conservatives well in the lead, by 3, 5, 10, even 14 points over Labour. Neither the LibDems nor Brexit Party are at 25% in the polls, though a recent outlying poll had the LibDems close to 20%. A national average below 25% will not change political history.

In 2005, the LibDems got 22%, then increased that to 23% in 2010. In 2015, the LibDem vote declined to 7.9%, and in 2017 to 7.4%, but the LibDems’ propensity to embed themselves in particular seats meant that they retained 8 seats in 2015 and (by reason of Britain’s mad and unfair FPTP voting system) won a total of 12 seats in 2017.

At present, the Conservatives are polling generally above 30%, in one outlier at 35%. Labour is in the doldrums, somewhere in the 23%-29% range. That is very poor, bearing in mind the overall situation.

Present polling would place the Conservatives in Commons-majority territory, though the size of that majority could be anywhere from single figures to triple figures.

The Jews have been on Corbyn’s back for years, and he has (perhaps typically) chosen to ignore the threat from them rather than take the war to them. So he has chosen (along with John McDonnell) to parrot “holocaust” nonsense and the like (eg on officially-marked “holocaust” days), rather than fight the lies and fakery of the whole “holocaust” scenario and mega-scam. Meanwhile, Tom Watson, Corbyn’s supposed deputy, someone completely in the pocket of the Jewish lobby, has chosen this crucial time, of all times, to highlight yet more “Labour antisemitism” propaganda!

In other words, Labour remains a house divided and in fact divided in more ways than one. That does not attract voters. Also unattractive to much of the electorate is the fact that so many Labour MPs now are blacks and browns. The Labour core vote now is really the black-brown part of the population, together with public service workers (notably NHS) and others paid or supported via State monies of one kind or another.

The white British voters are mostly not voting Labour now: the Scottish ones mostly vote SNP and Conservative (about 70% in all), whereas the English are voting primarily Conservative (42.4% in UK in 2017, but that figure disguises a higher percentage in England itself). It is not that voters generally like or respect the Conservatives, but that Labour is a complete turn-off for many. A vote not for, but against

Labour however has some good cards to play in terms of policy: rail nationalization, utilities regulation, rights of tenants and employees. It is just that it is not being allowed by the pro-Conservative/pro-Israel msm from putting that message effectively to most voters. There is also the point that, despite the complete unfitness of Boris Johnson for public office, his age and vigour (albeit misdirected vigour) helps him vis-a-vis Corbyn, who is presented in the msm as old and (by implication) useless.

I do not see Labour as coming back, in electoral terms, in most of England and Wales outside London and the West Midlands/Northern rustbelts. Could anything change that? There is one thing. Breakdown of public order and/or resupply of basic goods.

The Yellowhammer report, if accurate, indicates the possibility of shortages of fuel, medicines, even fresh food, if the UK leaves the UK without a “deal” of some kind. If that were to happen, then people would rapidly turn, not to Labour, as such, but against the Conservative government.

There are other nuances: Brexit Party has deflated from its stellar start, and the Conservatives have rejected an electoral pact, but if the UK does not fully leave the EU in reality, Brexit Party, like Antaeus, would contact its native earth and be reinvigorated. That would cut into the Conservative vote. On 15%, Brexit Party weakens, but not mortally, the Conservatives’ chances; on anything over 20%, Brexit Party would cull dozens if not hundreds of Conservative MPs even if Brexit Party itself were to win few seats.

Another Con Coalition?

Jo Swinson, entirely in the pocket of the Jewish lobby, has now said that she would never “work with” Corbyn (because of “anti-Semitism”, she says; but she is completely pro-finance capitalism anyway). That would seem to rule out a coalition or arrangement with Labour (so long as Corbyn heads it); it does not rule out a coalition with the Conservatives.

Conclusion

I should say that, at this stage, despite most polls showing the Conservatives many points ahead of Labour, the next general election is quite open. It is unlikely that Labour can win a Commons majority, but it is just about possible that, if chaos or the appearance of chaos soon rules, Labour could, if largest party, come to an arrangement with the SNP and smaller parties (Plaid, Greens, some Northern Irish) to form a minority government.

A Boris Johnson government with a real majority would be a catastrophe. You might as well relocate the UK government to Tel Aviv.

Much depends on whether Boris Johnson makes major mistakes between now and then. Apart from that, the election may well be dependent more than usually upon…events.

Notes

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/politics/eu_referendum/results

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7458401/Labour-Leave-voters-switch-Nigel-Farages-Brexit-Party-vote-Tories.html

 

Update, 14 September 2019

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/sep/13/criminal-gangs-will-cash-in-on-no-deal-brexit-police-warn

Update, 15 September 2019

The opinion polls are all over the place: Opinium just published this poll:

which would give the “Conservatives” a Commons majority of as much as 92.

On the other hand, ComRes has published this (see below), which might see Labour as the largest party in the Commons (265 seats as against the Conservatives’ 261) but about 61 seats short of a majority, in which case the only way in which Corbyn could rule would be via an arrangement with the SNP (Jo Swinson having already ruled out the LibDems, who on this showing might have 45 MPs), with Plaid Cymru, Green and Irish MPs in the mix. What would the SNP want as an inducement? Probably more funding for Scotland, and the right to call another Independence referendum whenever they like. I imagine that the Kremlin will be taking a keen interest, in view of, inter alia, the nuclear submarine bases in Scotland.

Update, 22 September 2019

The two latest polls indicate the political uncertainty about: the YouGov poll might mean a Conservative plurality in the Commons, but no majority (perhaps about 6 short of a majority, so not so different to the present situation); the Opinium poll, in a general election, would give the Conservatives a Commons majority of around 156!

Enthusiasm lacking at the 2019 Conservative Party Conference!