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Diary Blog, 23 February 2023, with thoughts around “open borders”, mass immigration, migration-invasion, and the Welfare State

Morning music

[Windsor Castle]

On this day a year ago

Talking points

The quotation directly above expresses a fact which many prefer to ignore. Note— not “disagree with”, but ignore. They do not want the truth, but comforting (?) lies.

The UK is almost open-borders now. The “British” Government (packed with Jews, Indians, you name it) has basically given up the struggle to defend our borders. In that circumstance, how long can even the semblance of a “Welfare State” be maintained?

What seems to have been happening in Britain is that the outward forms have been and are being maintained but, at the same time, the content has been, and is being, hollowed out.

Not just Welfare State services such as State benefit levels, but allied aspects of society: the NHS is one. The NHS still exists, but underfunding and mass immigration is testing it to the limit. NHS dentistry is disappearing, in fact has almost disappeared. The GP service is now a skeleton of what it was only a few years ago.

Of course, “Covid”, or “the Covid crisis”, or “the pandemic” is a very useful excuse as to why standards cannot be maintained. You (apparently, supposedly) cannot see a GP or a dentist “because of” the “panicdemic” of 2020-2021.

That has become the contemporary version of the 1940s British excuse for non-availability of goods and services, as when, in the film of The Cruel Sea, senior Royal Navy Reserve officer Jack Hawkins calls over a steward at (?) the Trocadero in London to complain about dust in the decanter of water on his table, only to be told “I’m very sorry, Sir, it’s the war, you know…“, to which Hawkins replies, wryly, “well, in that case, I should not want to make too much of it” [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cruel_Sea_(1953_film)].

The same has been the case in very many areas of British life. When I was reading for the Bar in 1987, there was discussion about whether wigs and gowns would still be worn by barristers in the future. A wise old barrister replied that “they will get rid of everything else before they get rid of wigs in court“.

That turned out to be right. The Bar has changed radically since the 1980s, in a few respects for the better but in most respects for the worse, but those wigs are still there, at least in the Crown Court (though now more rare in civil cases, in both the High Court and in the County Court).

Look at the armed forces. The outward forms are still there, but the few remaining ships are merely like stumps sticking out of drought-hit fields. A couple of aircraft carriers without planes (!), and the officers and crews of warships (as seen on “reality TV”) seem pretty poor quality, at least from what is shown.

In fact, so useless are our armed forces now that “Boris” idiot recently suggested giving our remaining planes and tanks to the Jew Zelensky in Kiev, because the UK has no use for them! Johnson was derided, of course, but actually (while I would not want to support the Kiev regime) Johnson had a point.

The Navy now does little but ferry migrant invaders to the UK (!) and interdict drug smugglers (the only way to really stop the drug problem, though, is to hit the consumers in the UK, and hit them really hard).

Why do we even bother having a navy in those circumstances?

As to the Army’s tanks, they seem to be of no use at all here, and are only used for exercises and for occasional foreign misadventures such as Iraq, and that was decades ago.

The Royal Air Force? Most of its bases have been closed down, and most of the rest are really semi-disguised USAF bases.

Is there, likewise, much reality in the Monarchy? I think not. Not only The Harry Formerly Known as Prince, and Meghan Mulatta. Not only Prince Andrew, that useless and unpleasant freeloader. Not only the rest of them, but also their actual role. What are they for, really? Does their existence as “royals” really serve any purpose now?

The migration-invasion, and the general mass immigration into the UK, has ripped the stuffing out of this country. The original 1950s to 1970s immigration from former colonies turned Commonwealth countries was bad enough, but in the past ~40 years, and especially since about 1989, there has been a flood even from countries which which the UK has historically had few if any ties. That increased during and after Blair’s evil regime, i.e. post-1997.

The old idea was that immigrants, even non-whites, would just blend in with British people and their way of life. That was only a half-truth even half a century or more ago. Now, it is just not so; the numbers have become too great. Britain may be majority non-white as early as 2050, and even many of the European people here now are not British in any real sense; many are the rejected dross from the poorer parts on the continent.

It makes me laugh when I read in newspapers about how the UK is being “defended” by the armed forces, and by the security and intelligence bureaucrats. What are they now “defending”? Not the British people or their way of life, that’s for sure. That is being destroyed from within. Mass immigration. Births to non-whites. Corruption at Westminster. Cultural trash on TV , radio and elsewhere. Cheap hee-hawing by Jew comedians and others. All of that.

I tremble to think of what Britain might look like by 2050, let alone 2100, if we cannot reverse the process, or take the country in a new direction. I myself (b. 1956) will not be on Earth by then, but it may be that, before then, Fate will enable me to join with the best of my fellow Brits to change the mood music in the next 20 years. We shall see.

Tweets seen

Amazing how many quite educated and/or intelligent-seeming people, including well-known journalists, MPs etc have been so easily bamboozled by “Jack Monroe” and her tissue of lies.

How long before that happens in the UK too? Already, “Gypsy” and other designations are suggested as derogatory in themselves (cf. “Jew”).

Ditto?

So what happens after that? Does the USA think that it can face down Russia, China, not to mention smaller states, combined?

That graphic leaves out the Labour result in 2019— only 32.1%…

Of course, the popular vote share, the numbers of seats won or lost, and the end result, are two or three different things in the UK system.

At present, Labour is hugely ahead in the opinion polls.

I was of the view that Labour’s open door immigration policy (the real policy, not the “horseshit” fed to the public via the msm) would put voters off from voting Labour-label, but the “Conservatives”, under Indian money-juggler Sunak, are plainly bent on importing more millions, and have done nothing at all even to slightly reduce mass immigration, including the cross-Channel migration-invasion, so many people will just want to punish the Con Party even if knowing in their hearts that Labour will be no better in most respects— and worse in some.

Incidentally, that YouGov poll, if reflective of actual voting at the next general election, would give Labour the biggest Commons majority in history— a Commons majority of 430 [Labour 540, Con 20, LibDem 19, SNP 47, others 24 (inc. Northern Irish seats)].

That really would be “elected dictatorship”, especially with tyrannical Yvette Cooper and Rachel Reeves in Cabinet. See https://www.electoralcalculus.co.uk/userpoll.html.

Load up…

The “sheeple”, begging to be further enslaved…

More tweets

That is what at any rate used to be the Consulate, the Embassy itself being nearby.

I remember standing in a long, slow line outside one of the gates in early 1993, the first time I needed a Russian visa.

In fact I had already been there once, in the 1980s, when I queued on behalf of my then girlfriend’s mother, who apart from being too aged to wait in line for hours, always seemed to have trouble there because she was born in pre-revolutionary St. Petersburg in or about 1908, and had insisted that her British passport reflect that and not (as per the silly Passport Office rule) Leningrad (the Passport Office staff always prefer to change places of birth to the latest name of the location, so “Tanganyika” is changed to “Tanzania” even if the latter was not in existence at the date of birth).

Of course, that 1980s visa for the old lady mentioned was a Soviet one, not a Russian one as such..

Incidentally, the fall of socialism in and after 1989, and the official end of the Soviet Union in 1991, brought a change in the way that the consulate treated its visitors. In the 1980s, an unwelcoming ambience and the strange little holes in the glass screen above the reception desk, as at old railway stations, the holes too low to speak through without stooping (they are —or used to be— everywhere in Russia, even at the Kremlin ticket office); in 1993, a new reception desk and no screen with little holes (in fact no screen at all, I seem to remember), and girls who actually smiled and were pleasant, unlike the sullen factotums of yesteryear.

The last two times I needed a Russian visa, in 1996 and 2007, I did not need to queue or to go there; commercial organizations will do it for you, at a price. I ended up going to Moscow again in 2007, but not in 1996, that visit having been called off at short notice, the very day before I was due to travel.

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Late tweets

As of today, the 502 hard-core mugs on Patreon are still sending “Jack Monroe” several thousand pounds each month.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11785867/Alison-Chabloz-said-gas-chambers-saved-lives-appeals-latest-jail-term.html

First “they” (((they))) came for the satirical singers, for the cartoonists, and for the bloggers and Twitter tweeters…

Beth Rigby is a System propagandist; not worth watching or hearing.

My own assessment, from 3-4 years ago, of Therese Coffey:

People of Britain: you know who your enemies are, and they are not the Russian people, not Putin, and not the so-called “far right” (social nationalists, who are fighting your fight)…

As far as ordinary System politics is concerned, the best result of any general election now is that the misnamed Conservative Party be simply wiped out, even at the cost of a Labour Party “elected dictatorship”. Once one half of the binary political scam has gone, sooner or later the whole rotten system will fall.

Meanwhile, the British people face high prices and shortages. Online repression means that I cannot suggest how to punish the freeloaders…

Actually, a friend of mine used to lunch quite often at the House of Lords in the 1980s and 1990s. Similar prices, or even cheaper, adjusted for inflation. Smoked salmon for pennies, main courses a couple of pounds.

Main square of local town. Stake. Blindfold. Firing squad.

In a better world…

In fact the tweet is mistaken, and the local newspaper report misleading. One untermensch was imprisoned for 12 years, the other for 10, meaning that, in fact, they will be out in 6 and 5 years respectively.

Odd though. How was the woman “lured” to the locus of the attack, a flat? Are we getting the full story here? I think not.

A little judicious “racism” might save many women and girls in the UK. Fact.

Even leaving aside the crime(s), what use are untermenschen of that type to the UK? They are nothing but a millstone round the collective neck. Useless humanoids. Get rid of them.

As said in relation to other matters, people know in their hearts what will eventually have to happen.

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[Mother Russia monument, Volgograd]

Diary Blog, 21 December 2022, with thoughts about foreign students at the Bar of England, about Jeremy Clarkson and “Dr.” Louise Raw, and about the continuing Ukraine situation

Afternoon music

On this day a year ago

Interesting vlog

A few comments.

There have always been a certain, and in fact fairly high, number of foreign students qualifying at the Bar in London. Many go back to their own home countries to practise law. Some become leaders of those countries, one such leader having been Lee Kuan Yew, who “invented” Singapore as we know it today: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Kuan_Yew. Others too became not only national leaders but also founders of states: Gandhi was called to the Bar in London, as was Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahatma_Gandhi; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad_Ali_Jinnah.

In Malaysia, it is a tradition that those who can, go to London to study law, and they have a particular affection for Lincoln’s Inn (my old Inn, at which though, thanks to the Jew-Zionist lobby, I am now effectively persona non grata).

Lincoln’s Inn is, even today, the Inn of Court to which most if not all Malaysian students apply, by reason of the fact that the first Prime Minister of Malaysia was a member: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunku_Abdul_Rahman.

Many of the Chinese names read out in that vlog are probably from Singapore, Hong Kong, or Malaysia, where the legal system is a derivation from the English.

Having said that, it is disturbing that there are so few English names. It may be, in part, because most of the English students pass the exams and then are Called to the Bar in the Trinity Term (Summer), rather than the Michaelmas Term (Autumn).

I have to admit that, while I saw some very low-quality black and brown barristers when I was practising at the Bar in the early/mid 1990s and then again in 2002-2008, I also saw some pretty rock-bottom English ones.

I do agree with the vlogger, though, that all barristers who are practising in chambers in England should be English or (real) British.

Incidentally, for those readers of the blog unaware as to why I am now no longer a barrister, please read the following: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/09/the-slide-of-the-english-bar-and-uk-society-continues-and-accelerates/.

Twitter

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11559991/Twitter-colluded-Pentagon-run-network-fake-accounts-world.html

Tweets seen

Most of the push for censorship and repression comes from the Jew-Zionist lobby.

I favour the “free at point of use” principle of the NHS, but it is becoming increasingly clear that the NHS is just not fulfilling its proper role. It is no answer just to say that more money is needed. More money may well be needed, but the whole thing has become a bureaucratic mess which is delivering poorer and poorer outcomes.

The “panicdemic” and, overall, all the nonsense which the NHS espoused (the facemask nonsense being just one) has broken something in the connection of the people with the NHS.

Hollywood is another Augean Stables, which should be cleansed, no matter what.

I did not know anything much about Sean Penn until today, when I read a bit about him. Needs a good kicking. Horrible bastard, it seems. I was also unaware, until today, that he is a half-Jew.

Ukraine

The war would have ended some time ago without the huge arms shipments (and transfers of cash) from USA, UK etc to the Kiev regime.

The items referrred to are those that Americans call “potbellied stoves”.

The Russian side is probably looking now at a stable front during the cold weather, assuming that it becomes really cold, with renewed advances in summer 2023.

While the strategic view is superficially not good for the Russian side (most of Ukraine as a whole remaining controlled by the Kiev regime, and most of eastern Ukraine too), the fact is that Ukraine is on life support. The electrical power system is being reduced to rubble, industry is almost at a standstill, something like 10%-20% of the population has fled, and both the armed forces and civilians are being kept going by the vast influx of aid from Western states, NGOs, and private charity.

Russia continues to control most of the coastal areas of the Sea of Azov and Black Sea, as well as Crimea, and most of the Donbass region.

As blogged some time ago, Russia needs to cut the Gordian Knot of this bogged-down attritional battle/war in the southeast of Ukraine. It has started by applying “oblique warfare”, mainly by reducing the electrical power system throughout the whole of Ukraine, but that alone will not achieve a breakthrough. Kiev remains the main target. Somehow, Kiev has to be taken, something which would have been not too difficult 8 or 9 months ago, but is far harder to accomplish today.

The alternative is a peace treaty, or at least a ceasefire, but the Kiev-regime side will not agree one without a withdrawal of all Russian forces, as well as delivering the (almost all Russian) population of Crimea into the hands of the Ukrainian/Kiev side. Impossible.

There may be an escalation in 2023 by the Russian side, something on a large scale.

More tweets seen

As the above tweets imply, it will be interesting to see how many “socially progressive” (in their own little minds) mugs send money to “Dr” Louise Raw in order, supposedly, to sue msm loudmouth Jeremy Clarkson and others.

Actually, I have just clicked the GoFundMe link posted by “Dr” Raw: in less than a day, she has raised nearly £6,000 of her £15,000 goal, from no less than —at time of writing— 125 utter mugs.

As the first tweeter, Barbara Rich, above, tweets, it is hard to see what could be the cause of action. Clarkson’s comments in the Sun “newspaper”, impolite though they were, do not amount to defamation (if I recall them aright), but are “mere vulgar insult”— not actionable. As to those remarks being “hate speech“, well that is not, in itself, actionable, and is also very much “in the eye of the beholder“, so to speak:

There is no cause of action here recognized by law, and not even (moving to the criminal realm) incitement. It is very doubtful that anyone would really be incited to chuck poo at Meghan Mulatta or to drag her through the streets (even were she in the UK, and even if she had no bodyguard force to protect her).

Most British people do at least distrust the Mulatta, and also despise both her and the “Harry Formerly Known As Prince”, but Clarkson’s remarks not only do not but could not amount to incitement of any kind.

As to lack of an identifiable claimant (“plaintiff”, as was)— that too. “Dr” Raw has no locus standi; who does? Only the Mulatta herself, were she foolish enough to get involved in “Dr” Raw’s hopeless idea.

I see that the GoFundMe says that “Although the legal route is expensive, I have received a lot of support already and have a team of lawyers who have agreed to review the case.

Note “review the case“.

Of course. It is an easy few thousand pounds for any barrister or solicitor (perhaps a cynical one) who can see that there is no chance, but who will provide an erudite and beautifully-printed Opinion or Advice saying (with much citing of case precedents, statutes, and obiter dicta) that the claimant (if there is any claimant as such) has no case.

When I was a practising barrister, I not infrequently had to (try to) save potential claimants from themselves by formally/informally telling them that they would be wasting their money. Sometimes they listened, sometimes they did not (would not). Sometimes people simply insist on going to law.

Once, about 28 years ago, I was asked to advise on whether a matter, already considered more than once by the Court of Appeal, the High Court, and (originally) an arbitrator, might go to what is now the Supreme Court of the UK (since 2009: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supreme_Court_of_the_United_Kingdom; https://www.supremecourt.uk/about/history.html), but which was then still called the House of Lords (Judicial Committee). The brief was (literally) heavy, and the fee more than acceptable.

I found that there was no possibility of being able to take the matter to the House of Lords, and spent a couple of days writing a detailed Advice to that effect. That resulted in the potential claimant (already declared a “vexatious litigant” by the Court of Appeal) storming into my London chambers, storming past the Clerk and others, and demanding that I explain (again) why he could not take his —in any event, hopeless— case to the House of Lords. A colleague who was there was so concerned (that I might be assaulted by this large, heavily-bearded, and very angry, man) that he volunteered to help me elucidate the issues to the furious would-be litigant (who, after 20 minutes or so, stormed out and off).

There were several similar though less incipiently-violent incidents with other clients unable to accept reality. I expect that many barristers have had similar experiences.

Incidentally, the reason I call Louise Raw (who has more than once tweeted very silly things about me) “Dr“, in quotation marks, is that (as I have already blogged about in the past), in England, it has always been accepted that the title “Doctor” should not be used as a title by people who have simply had a doctorate, such as a Ph.D, granted to them after having spent a year on some course or other, and (presumably) written a thesis.

The title “Dr” should, as a general rule, only be used by bona fide academics, bona fide scientists attached to recognized institutes, persons in holy orders, or by medical doctors (in fact, medical doctors often do not actually have a doctorate— the “Dr.” is simply a courtesy title in their case).

There is no law about all that, it is simply custom; it is considered infra dig in England to use the title, usually. In Germany etc, no such custom exists. Thus Joseph Goebbels was “Dr. Goebbels” because he had a doctorate in Philology from Heidelberg [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Goebbels].

I have no idea from what university “Dr” Raw got her doctorate, which was apparently based around her thesis about the strike, in 1888, by women employees at the Bryant & May match factory in East London. “Dr” Raw has always been rather reticent about where she studied (though I have no reason to doubt that she has a “doctorate”).

Likewise, I have no reason to suppose that “Dr” Raw intends to keep for her own use the monies raised by her GoFundMe appeal. It does occur to me, though, that the appeal raises her (?) faded political profile on Twitter. Perhaps that is her motivation, or part of it.

I might add that some MPs and others, meaning some (other) odd types seen on Twitter, also misuse the “Doctor” title.

Late tweets seen

Hard to believe that the editor of a major trade publication could be so unaware.

Christmas University Challenge

As on previous occasions, I have to say that I scored far better than the teams of alumni (Durham and York) this evening, all or almost all of whom were possessed of professorial status (if not knowledge— at least outside their narrow, mostly scientific, specialisms).

A few tweets make the point:

Very true. Tends to be, or so I was once told, the place for people who wanted to go to Oxford or Cambridge but were rejected. I once, in the late 1980s, met an entirely ridiculous man at a dinner party in Blackheath. I was at the Inns of Court School of Law at the time, belatedly; he was a barrister, possibly already QC. No doubt competent in the law, but otherwise a complete idiot. Durham graduate. Later, he was not only QC but also a Recorder in England and, I believe, a civil/commercial judge in Hong Kong, among other things. I believe from what my then girlfriend told me that his family were prominent in the (English) Civil War. Is that typical of Durham University? I do not know.

I see from Twitter that I am not alone in finding the teams on Christmas University Challenge egregiously ignorant. This evening, one team did not know the (old-style calendar) month of the Bolsheviks’ 1917 Revolution (i.e. October Revolution); they, or the other team, also not only missed the Second Symphony of Shostakovitch but (one of them) thought that Tchaikovsky had written it! In 1927!

Another fairly easy question that seemed to puzzle the teams was the name of a famous “female Anglo-Iraqi architect” (Zaha Hadid, now deceased). I mean, how many can there be? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zaha_Hadid.

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Diary Blog, 21 October 2022, including thoughts about Conservative Party electoral support

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[painting by Volegov]

On this day a year ago

Rewilding news

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/oct/21/first-wild-bison-born-in-uk-for-millennia-after-surprise-pregnancy

Video link justice

When I was a practising barrister (1993-2008, though with extended breaks when I was overseas or engaged elsewhere), conducting hearings by video link had either not yet started, or was in its infancy; certainly I never encountered it, though I did some telephone hearings in latter years, usually from home. They involved civil/commercial interlocutory and/or procedural matters. Awkward when the cats miaowed loudly.

I should add that, after the early/mid 1990s, I did almost no criminal cases, except the odd corporate matter, representing large companies accused of breaching the law in various —mostly rather minor— ways.

Now, however, video link hearings in criminal cases are commonplace, especially in respect of sentencing hearings. It saves money, and inconvenience. But…

I think that sentencings especially (but also any examination or cross-examination of witnesses, including the accused) should always be carried out face-to-face in open court. The judge can see, a relatively few feet away, the demeanour of the person talking, in a way that is just not the same via video link, however good the technology.

Can it really be right that a defendant be sentenced, often to a term of years, while in a prison and at the end of a video link? I think not.

I am probably rowing against the tide here, but I thought that someone should make these points, even someone who is no longer (thanks to the Jew element) at the Bar: see https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/09/the-slide-of-the-english-bar-and-uk-society-continues-and-accelerates/.

Tweets seen

I think that the secret ruling circles want Sunak, in part because he is a non-white. The Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan. The message being “Britain is now a multikulti country; even the Prime Minister is non-white“…

Ireland has gone the same way. Until recently, the PM there was a half-Indian called Varadkar (he is now Deputy PM). I noticed that, in the recent explosion in Donegal, in a tiny village far from anywhere, two of the deceased were Africans. Shows how much migration-invasion there has been in Ireland in recent years (and pitiful “nationalist” Sinn Fein bends the knee to it all).

The same is happening all over Europe.

The Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan.

https://vk.com/@judi1964-coudenhove-kalergi-plan-stealth-genocide-against-the-peoples; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalergi_Plan; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_von_Coudenhove-Kalergi.

Conservative Party electoral support

To state the fairly obvious, Labour is not popular; the Conservative Party is unpopular. Labour’s seeming popularity is purely by default.

The Conservative Party has been dumped by the voters because it has just got to a point at which its incompetence and absurdity just outweighs the doubts many have about Starmer, his Friends of Israel Shadow Cabinet, and Labour as a whole.

“Boris”-idiot came close to this point but did not quite reach it. Whether it was his contrived Eton-Oxford gloss, the slightly-easier economic circumstances, or whatever, he was just about holding the electoral line. Once he was chucked out, and especially once it became clear that Britain was heading for a train crash, the electorate woke up to the cold air, looked at Liz Truss and woolly-head Kwarteng, Therese Coffey etc, and was appalled.

A vote for Labour is a vote for more mass immigration, for Jew-Zionist control, for blatant pro-Israelism at the top of government, and for cuts imposed on pensions, State benefits etc. Despite that, Labour is riding high because the people are becoming desperate for anything that looks, however implausibly, like a government, rather than a bunch of headless chickens.

In any case, mass immigration and migration-invasion has continued under the “Conservative” governments since 2010. All that has happened has been a torrent of empty words by such as the Indians (could you make this up?) Priti Patel and Suella Braverman.

The Conservative Party has been held up until very recently by two factors: Brexit (despite that having been totally mishandled), and the fact that pensioners and near-pensioners (broadly, the 60+ age group) voted Conservative, overwhelmingly.

Rishi Sunak suspended the Triple Lock, “for a year” supposedly. That alone diminished the support for the Conservative Party. Labour climbed above Conservative in the opinion polls for the first time in years. Sunak failed to become Conservative Party leader and Prime Minister because the “grey vote” within the Conservative Party defected to Liz Truss, who promised almost everyone almost everything.

Now we see that even the “grey vote” is abandoning the Conservative Party, as I have been recently predicting. If your only real reasons to vote “Conservative”, as a 60+-aged voter, are a. the value of State pensions and benefits (including Pension Guarantee Credit); b. to stop or restrict mass immigration; and c. law and order, then the Conservative Party has let you down royally on all three.

This would be the moment for a social-national party to strike, if there were one. The absence of one is both infuriating (for me) and tragic (for the British people and their future).

More tweets seen

Wallace can now ride his horse, sabre aloft, towards Moscow. Pathetic.

Starmer-Labour is just a possibly-more-competent version of what used to be the Conservative Party, in some ways, before the latter became the home of Oxford and Durham university dropouts, and ceased to be able even to pretend to be a serious party of government.

Naturally, the old-style Labourites are jumping ship; the rank and file at least have been doing so for about three years, since the Labour Friends of Israel regained control.

The problem I have with Corbyn, Pidcock etc (well, one problem) is their mealy-mouthed attitude to the Jew-Zionist lobby that has stamped on them. As people say now, “call it out” for what it is; but they will not. They still pay lip-service to the “holocaust” farrago, and support the basically Jewish organizations that have beaten them, such as the “Campaign Against Antisemitism”, “Hope not Hate”, “United Against Fascism”, “Community Security Trust” etc.

How about “honestly questioning” Ben Wallace’s ability to be Defence Secretary on a different basis, i.e. that making the UK the bullseye of a Russian nuclear attack on NATO is a Very Bad Idea? Wallace, a former junior officer in the Guards, is just the sort of nincompoop who might, perhaps when in drink, precipitate a war with a power which has about 100 times our nuclear offensive capability.

Maybe. On the other hand, would the British electorate, at a general election, vote in large numbers for the Indian one-time-thought “clever boy” Rishi Sunak (and the rest of the Conservative Party MPs)? I doubt it.

Most people apparently still do not realize that the number one reason why the British economy has crumbled and is crumbling is because the stupid “panicdemic” measures of 2021-2022 included almost shutting down that economy for nearly 2 years, accompanied by a massive propaganda campaign.

Sunak was part of all that.

In any case, people vote primarily for a party, only secondarily for a party’s leader or a potential prime minister. The Conservative MPs are now seen, I think rightly, as a total rabble.

I do not think that it matters much, electorally, whether Johnson or Sunak prevails.

Strange. I still think that Labour has become a party without a purpose (as blogged in the past) but the Conservative Party, which was apparently solidly seated in the (mainly) south of England, propped up by (mainly) the middle-aged and elderly, and by the ranks of house-owners seeing their paper capital increase year on year, has now thrown all that away and become the System party most likely to disappear.

Actually it makes again the well-known point that (as Lenin is supposed to have opined) “to destroy a country, first destroy its currency“. I am not so sure that Lenin ever said or wrote that, but no matter. We can also see what happened in the German hyperinflation of the 1920s.

Many people tweet, or scribble in the msm, as if the German hyper-inflation went from 1918 to 1933 and a National Socialist government under the NSDAP and Adolf Hitler. Not so. It lasted for only 2 years, the worst of it being in 1923. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperinflation_in_the_Weimar_Republic.

There were both positive and negative economic effects. The hyperinflation, however, also had political effects, which continued to resonate throughout the 1920s and beyond. The Beer Hall Putsch of 1923 was the first major attempt by Adolf Hitler to seize power. The KPD (German Communist Party) also became powerful at that time.

The faith of the German middle classes, especially, in the currency, was shattered, and not entirely put back together after the actual hyperinflation had ended.

Their faith in the political system of the Weimar Republic was correspondingly weakened.

In the UK, the country was staring down the barrel of hyperinflation under the idiotic misgovernment of Truss and woolly-head. That seems to have been stabilized now, but at what cost? Terrible spending cuts “across the board”, we read (though, strangely, or perhaps not so strangely, “Defence”, meaning money sent to support the Jew Zelensky in Kiev, is probably going to be increased).

Can you believe that idiot Welby?! He should probably not be allowed out without supervision. It really is time for the thoroughly infiltrated Church of England to be disestablished.

Having said that, tweeter “@LesleyPollard1” seems to be another “migrants welcome” idiot. Those people will only learn, and maybe not even then, when Britain is a complete non-white multikulti dustbin, a mixture of black Africa, North Africa, Kabul, Pakistan, Calcutta and a rundown version of New York City. Oh, and China.

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As I blogged earlier today, if voters prefer Labour to Con even on immigration and Brexit, and maybe on pensions and (almost certainly) on benefits, then that might leave the Conservative Party with literally 10% of the general election vote, and that might mean only 50 Con Party MPs left. Looks as though idiotic Archbishop Welby should direct his prayers, for what they are worth, to almost all Con Party MPs except Liz Truss (who, in her very safe seat, would probably survive even a 90% cull of those MPs).

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The unexpected —by some— degree of support for Johnson is a political grasping at straws. Look at the Conservative Party standing in the opinion polls. 14%! Even if that level of voter intent were to double by the time of a general election, it would still result in a massive Labour victory; and there is no guarantee that voter intentions will improve for the Conservative Party.

The MPs backing Johnson are doing so because they do not believe that any but a smallish minority of the British electorate will vote for a party led by a globalist Indian billionaire. “Boris” (though in fact not entirely English) looks and sounds at least sort-of English, is a known quantity even if useless, and so is “the Devil you know”, and has to be more popular with some of the public (if only as a clown or jester) than Sunak.

Of course, it is desperate.

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Onto the bonfire with him!

The stake needs to be in the globalist, not in the ground.

Import millions from other races, import their politics, their ways of life, their corruption etc. Fact.

That last clip shows the reaction of Liz Truss when someone became unwell at the Con Party hustings a couple of months ago. Thank God that the stupid “ho” will not now be in charge of the UK nuclear deterrent. Look at her! Panicking…

All the same, I doubt that it is very strictly supervised.

GB News

I have never actually bothered to watch GB News, but was just reading and watching, or listening to, some clips it posted on Twitter. Mostly about how “Boris”-idiot should again take on the unearned and unmerited mantle of Prime Minister.

Quite a few of the GB News presenters seem to be black, including some Ghanaian woman who had a job a year or two ago persuading ethnic minorities to submit to the “Covid” “vaccine”.

Nein danke.

Controlled opposition? Scarcely “opposition” at all, in my view, and from what I have seen.

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Then, in the end, you will still have to “take up arms against a sea of troubles“, in the Shakespearean phrase, because the bastards have their orders, and the ones giving those orders are not going to just give up.

FAO Ben Wallace, MOD.

FAO Ben Wallace, MOD.

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Diary Blog, 27 June 2022

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[Grotto Pavilion, Tsarskoe Selo, nr. St. Petersburg, Russia https://www.tzar.ru/en/objects/ekaterininskypark/regular/grotto]

On this day a year ago

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Running on empty

I saw the tweet below:

True, and that tweet, though commonplace in itself, sparked a few thoughts:

How about “imagine someone getting actually disbarred because of only five tweets, mostly on general socio-political topics, not addressed to any individual and, moreover, all true in their content“…See https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/09/the-slide-of-the-english-bar-and-uk-society-continues-and-accelerates/.

As many of my blog readers will be aware, I quite often watch the TV quiz show, The Chase. I do well, I would even say very well, on many or indeed most topics, but fall down on pop/rock music, current “celebrities” and, to a lesser extent, sports.

I saw one Chase yesterday, but the show was from years ago. A young black woman contestant from Birmingham, who knew almost nothing on any topic. Her present activity (at time of recording)? Law student. Her goal? To become a barrister…

There is no doubt in my mind that the Bar has become a kind of dustbin now. That is particularly true of what are often regarded as the lower levels of Bar work, meaning the criminal law Bar and the family law Bar.

Like so many areas of English/British life, the Bar is really running on empty or, to put it another way, living off its reputation from earlier times.

Other areas and institutions “running on empty” in that way? The Monarchy, the armed forces, the Church of England, SIS/MI6 (and probably MI5 too), the BBC and other msm, Parliament, the electoral system, the Conservative Party, the Labour Party, universities (including, and perhaps particularly, Oxford and Cambridge, with their higher expectation), the whole system of awarding of “degrees”, the Foreign Office, the police force etc.

The outward forms are there but devoid, or almost devoid, of content.

Free speech under sustained attack

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2022/jun/23/students-shocking-growth-support-censorship-ministers-warn.

There is far less intellectual curiosity generally in 2022 as compared to, say, 1962, 1972, or even 1992. It is a societal shift; the world of the student “snowflakes” is just a part of that.

Repression of free speech comes from a number of sources, though the worst is the Jew-Zionist element. Others? The Muslim/Islamist element is one other, though relatively minor except where the speech or other expression directly impinges on the religious sensibilities of the Muslims. The “antifa” element (largely though not entirely tied-in with the Jew-Zionists) is another, as is the State itself, via its control organs (police, security orgs etc).

Beyond that, there is the almost hysterical perceived need by many, especially the young, for a sense of comfortable and unchallenging mental or intellectual security. The same impulse is behind the ever-inflating exam —including degree— awards. The “everyone gets a First” culture.

“Blacks with everything”

Arnold Wesker, the Jewish playwright, wrote a play (filmed for TV a couple of times) called Chips with Everything, but in the UK, in TV ads, we now have “blacks with everything”. Every ad on TV, bar a few, must have, it seems, a black man or woman, regardless of context. Often, a black man with white woman in a quasi-marital set-up, and with mixed-race children.

Likewise, every “British” TV drama (even one set in the Tudor era, the Viking era etc) has to include blacks, sometimes even as historical characters who were unassailably white European, such as Anne Boleyn. I am told that the apparently popular drama Bridgerton has blacks as well: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bridgerton#Historical_accuracy.

The makers usually weasel out of justified criticism by saying that such programmes are fictional, not meant to be accurate historically etc.

I blogged about this years ago: see

but the intensification of the propaganda campaign has surprised me in its concentration.

For example, this evening, I saw an ad break with a number of ads. Only one, showing a white pensioner enjoying a hearing aid, did not have blacks in it. Some of the others were really ludicrous, such as the ad featuring a black woman as a dairy farmer in England! Are there any such? I do not rule out the remote possibility that one exists somewhere, amid the thousands of white dairy farmers.

Another ad I saw, advertising Cornetto ice-cream, had what seemed to be a basically white family sitting on and around a sofa, with a black man tacked on to one end (like a bookend).

As I have said before, that kind of propaganda is now inescapable, and is not aimed at me (aged 65), not aimed at even 30-somethings; no, it is really aimed at children, or anyway those under 20. People whose critical faculties are as yet not fully developed.

The aim is to normalize the mixed-race society. It is all part of the Coudenhove-Kalergi propaganda campaign, “The Great Replacement”, “The Great Reset” etc.

The international conspiracy is playing a long game, but one the urgency of which has quickened now that we are in 2022, the most significant year since 1989.

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Oh, dear…and I thought that that area (seen by me in 2017) could not possibly get any worse. https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/13/when-i-was-a-victim-of-a-malicious-zionist-complaint/.

Ha. Yes. Some of the prominent Jews on Twitter announce from time to time that they “have Covid” and even “have Covid again“. Some only say so because of an inconclusive test, and without even the mildest symptoms. Pathetic.

Anyone who thinks that “Boris”-idiot will voluntarily give up his chances to grandstand at such pseudo-elite jamborees, is not thinking clearly.

Kremenchuk sits between Dnipro and Kiev, on the river Dnieper. The attack, certainly not random, is a clear sign, and perhaps a warning to Ukrainian civilians, that Russian forces are going to move as I predicted on the blog over the past month or so, i.e. northwards from the Sea of Azov coastal zone, following the river, and (once the Donbass and the Kharkov area are secured) northwest and west respectively from those areas, until most of Ukraine east of the Dnieper is secured and then occupied.

Kremenchuk is one of the most important railway junctions in Central Ukraine (thanks to its geographical position and a bridge over the River Dnipro) and a major river port on the main river of Ukraine.” [Wikipedia]

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

[Dnieper near Kremenchuk, Ukraine]

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Diary Blog, 21 June 2022, including thoughts about Lithuania, Kaliningradskaya Oblast (former Königsberg region) and NATO

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Lithuania, Kaliningrad, and the NWO/ZOG push for war with Russia

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10934333/Russia-warns-actions-against-NATO-member-Lithuania-blocking-sanctioned-goods.html

Here we see the weakness of a structure such as NATO.

One for all and all for one” (the motto of The Three Musketeers) sounds very gallant, and does provide a member-state with greater security (knowing that all members will pitch in if only one is attacked), but has this weakness: that if a member-state, even a tiny and (dare one say?) insignificant one, picks a quarrel with a neighbouring state (however large and powerful that neighbouring state may be), and if, as a result, the large neighbouring state then takes military action against the little state, all NATO members are obliged to take arms against that large and notionally “aggressor” state, despite the fact that it is the little member-state that has caused the problem.

I do not want to be too hard on the Lithuanians, who suffered much under Sovietism, and during the Second World War, and who were helpless victims of great-power strategic moves during much of the 20th Century, but this latest action by the Lithuanian government could trigger a third world war if allowed to get out of control.

It is also, from the point-of-view of Lithuanian self-interest, an action of stunning stupidity. After all, should NATO and Russia fight in that region, even using conventional weapons, which country is likely to be flattened first? Quite…

Or was this Lithuanian action the result of orders from secret sources in Washington and/or London?

We have been here, in a sense, before. On 1 March 1939, the governments of France and Britain gave “guarantee” to the government of Poland, pledging to “support” Poland, were Poland to be attacked: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Polish_alliance#British_assurance_to_Poland.

That “guarantee” was in fact worthless: “The British Chiefs of Staff at the time however noted that ‘we could give no direct help by land, sea or air’.” [Wikipedia, citing History Today].

Nonetheless, a mere 5 months after the proffering of the worthless “guarantee”, and when Germany invaded Poland in September 1939, Britain and France declared war on the German Reich despite not being able to assist the Polish government in any practical way.

Stupidity, or malice? At any rate, thus began the Second World War. As for Poland, instead of being invaded and badly damaged once, in 1939 (invaded by Germany from the west, and the Soviet Union from the east), it was later also a battleground in 1944, as Soviet forces pushed west into Central Europe.

See also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaliningrad; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C3%B6nigsberg; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NATO; and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithuania (Lithuania is almost exactly half the size of England, or between a quarter and a third of the size of the whole UK, but has only 2.8M people).

I wish not to see Europe, including the UK, devastated by a third massive war, and on an even more destructive scale, but it seems that the political puppets of the NWO/ZOG matrix have other ideas.

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I have no idea what the circumstances were, but the tweeter has a point. There are too many jobsworths, too many compromisers, and too many people all too ready, for careerist reasons, to kow-tow to the forces of Evil (posing as the Good), as I remarked yesterday with reference to the fact that not one barrister helped me or gave one word of support when I was (not only wrongfully, but actually unlawfully) disbarred in late 2016: as to that, see https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/09/the-slide-of-the-english-bar-and-uk-society-continues-and-accelerates/.

Interesting health test

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/jun/20/balancing-on-one-leg-useful-health-test-later-life-research.

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Bar the odd minute or two, same with me.

There are exceptions, of course, but speaking in broad-brush terms, the blacks cannot create a civilization, cannot maintain one without help and guidance (look at the former colonies) and, all too often, cannot even live in one without being a destructive or nuisance element in society.

“Boris”-idiot runs the government of this country in a shambolic, inept, and corrupt way, just like some fraudulent Levantine part-Jew, part-Turk. Why is that? Oh, no, wait…

As for that weird little Jew, Fabricant, if his claim that he was once some kind of SIS agent (or officer? Surely not?!) is correct, then it does tend to support the view that “British Intelligence” is unfit for purpose.

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Diary Blog, 9 June 2022

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The Bar continues to dig its own grave

https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/legal-regulators-pledge-to-stamp-out-non-inclusive-misconduct-/5112701.article.

This (read that report) is a trend that has been going on for 2-3 decades now. I could recount numerous examples from my own experience. One of the least egregious would be that involving a pupil in my own chambers in Exeter (in the early/mid 1990s, I was practising in London, but after working and living in various places overseas from 1996-2002, returned to the practising Bar in SW England in mid-2002).

The pupil to whom I refer (and who shall be nameless, partly out of courtesy but equally because I have actually forgotten her name), was from Northern Ireland.

Now I have to say that I find the Northern Irish accent one of the most difficult in the UK to understand easily but, in addition to that, the girl in question had a pretty bad speech impediment.

You might ask why on Earth someone with a bad speech impediment wanted to go to the Bar in the first place, or was not sidetracked into other career options at an earlier stage, but there it is. Of course, not all barristers spend much of their time in court.

Now, said girl pupil was, like many Bar pupils, far more obliging and pleasant when a pupil (and no doubt trying to get along pleasantly with members of chambers) than she was once taken on as a tenant or —as I think she was, cannot now recall exactly— squatter (a quasi-tenant but with no rights of tenure). I myself only saw her in passing, really, but did note that, once she was actually working as barrister, she seemed rather abrasive, judging admittedly by the very few times I saw her at (though not in) court. I never had any trouble with her myself, and in fact saw little of her.

Now the interesting thing was that not only did chambers (notably in the person of the main Clerk to Chambers) champion that young woman, but claimed that instructing solicitors loved her. Well, maybe. Seems strange to me that someone with both a speech impediment and an accent that was more like a gargle could be at the English Bar doing court work, but there we are.

I harbour a suspicion that people tend to bend over backwards to be nice, so to speak, to the physically-disabled, as many do also to some of the ethnic minorities. That is fine as far as it goes, but not when it amounts to a kind of lie.

Incidentally, I seem to remember that the person noted above returned, in the end, to her native Ulster, and maybe left the practising Bar.

Digressing further, I happened, out of curiosity today, to look at the website of the successor chambers to the one to which I belonged in Exeter from 2002-2008 (and which, an amalgam of two or three sets, is now the largest in the South West outside Bristol). I saw that several people that I liked are still there, and I saw that not only (as I knew already) is my old head of chambers now “His Honour” (a Circuit Judge) but that someone else I knew in chambers, a former magistrates’ clerk, with an encylopaedic knowledge of some aspects of (in particular) criminal law, is now also “His Honour”. Unless it is just someone with an identical name, but I think not.

That last was a nice little man, very polite and pleasant, who wore his considerable knowledge lightly. I seem to recall that he had written a well-received book on sentencing. Glad to see that his knowledge and diligence has been rewarded.

I was amused to see that two people who had rather more than a spat in chambers are now both members of that set. I liked both of them. One was a then-young man who was very eager to progress chambers (my wife called him a “Young Turk” for his enthusiastic diligence, but in these dumbed-down times, I suppose I shall have to explain that he was not a real Turk!). He was married to a pretty young woman whom I believe I met once at some chambers reception or other.

The other barrister, also young, was an ex-solicitor whose grandfather had founded one of the largest firms of solicitors in the South West. A very pleasant person.

Those people, with others in chambers, used to go shooting together, an activity of which I thoroughly disapproved. I disapprove of all hurt done to animals, particularly for sport or “fun”. I even disapprove of shooting humans, under most circumstances. Ironically, most of those I liked best in chambers were the shooters.

Anyway, one day, those two members of chambers were out shooting when a pheasant fell onto the head of the wife of the “Young Turk” and knocked her out in the field. Whether that preceded or not the affair that she apparently had with the other young barrister, I know not. It later transpired that, after much bad blood, I was the only member of chambers to be unaware of the feud that ensued, my mind being occupied by other matters (or as my wife would say, “in the clouds”) and, also, the fact that I was, by then, only spending half the month in the UK, the rest in France and some other countries.

I suppose that the two former antagonists have either buried the hatchet or (and/or) come to the realistic conclusion that that set is more or less “the only game in town” (in Exeter) now. Time heals all wounds, they say (though I remain doubtful of that, speaking generally). The events in question were after all some 15 or 16 years ago now.

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and no need to mention the War (I mean ‘the vaccines‘)”…

Did that apply to freeloading “charity” bod Brendan Cox, and/or barrister and former scribbler Rupert Myers, or did their offences not even get to the stage of being investigated by police? See https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5404241/Jo-Coxs-husband-admits-sex-pest-resigns.html; https://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/london-life/rupert-myers-being-publicly-shamed-pushed-me-to-the-edge-a3702711.html; https://london-post.co.uk/sleazy-journalist-rupert-myers-sacked-by-various-outlets-amidst-sexual-assault-allegations/.

At last, a reality check in the otherwise useless and in fact often deliberately untruthful UK msm.

I was blogging months ago that the forces of the Kiev regime would soon be running short of military resources, particularly fuel and ammunition.

J.H. Brennan

I discovered today that J.H. Brennan, whose early 1970s books Astral Doorways and Experimental Magic I owned from 1978 (when I was 21-22 y-o), is still alive, now aged 81: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Herbert_Brennan.

A pretty good writer, in my opinion, with an easy-reading style (judging by the few books of his that I have read).

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Interesting analysis, and I can agree with much of it, though I do not accept that neurotic bighead, Gordon Brown’s, bailout of the bank swine was right at all— better to have let them go bust, imprison the wealthy bankers, then step in to help those with say £200,000 or less on deposit; and let the affluent and wealthy go smoke.

I agree that the “austerity” nonsense of the part-Jews David Cameron-Levita and George Osborne was disastrous, causing misery to millions without in any way dealing with the real problems of the financial sector and “national debt”.

As to cryptocurrencies, it is true that they are “without intrinsic value“, but that is also true of conventional currencies. I took a look at all that years ago on the blog: see https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/12/10/thoughts-about-bitcoin/.

If a sustained recession/slump/depression is around the corner, there yet might be time for social-nationalism to triumph. Remember 1929-1933…

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That creature is Canada’s Minister of Justice?! He looks more like a refugee from the 1950s Phil Silvers Show.

Get Trudeau Out! Alternatively, just get Trudeau.

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Diary Blog, 5 November 2021, with more thoughts about free speech in the UK

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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Import the people, import their politics, attitudes, and corruption.

Not that I am naive enough to think that white Northern European people can never be corrupt and greedy for money. In fact, I am just old enough to remember, inter alia, the Poulson Affair. “It brought to light allegations of Masonic influences and a UK-wide network of corrupt MPs, politicians and council officials” [The Scotsman]: see https://www.scotsman.com/arts-and-culture/poulson-affair-pelicans-brief-stunned-country-2444139; and http://www.royallatin.bucks.sch.uk/images/PDF/poulsonaffair.pdf.

It is a question of degree. In the UK, corruption of that sort has been generally, though certainly not entirely, absent. In places such as India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Kurdistan etc, the corruption is ubiquitous.

Rishi Khosla…Rishi Sunak...Priti PatelMunira Mirza…”— Get the drift?

Both “Boris” Johnson and Zac Goldsmith are part-Jew. Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan.

Whatever happened to...Jon Holbrook?

I happened to be looking at some past blog posts, and saw the following one from January this year: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2021/01/31/diary-blog-31-january-2021-including-support-for-a-dissident-barrister/. It made me wonder what happened to the barrister mentioned.

Turns out that he was partly-exonerated, but still fined £500 and told off for one tweet that he tweeted: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9935427/Senior-barrister-called-schoolgirl-stroppy-teenager-colour-cleared-misconduct.html; and https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/barrister-cleared-of-misconduct-over-stroppy-teenager-of-colour-tweet-/5109605.article.

“…one tweet posted by Holbrook in 2020 was singled out by the panel because it ‘could promote hostility towards Muslims as a group’.

The tweet stated: ‘Free speech is dying & Islamists & other Muslims are playing a central role. Who will lead the struggle to reinstate free speech as the foundation of all other freedoms?’

The panel said it took into account the context in which the tweet was made, which was in response to a tweet calling for the Charlie Hebdo magazine to be shut down following the beheading of Samuel Paty by an Islamist. ‘The panel considered that the ordinary reasonable reader would understand the tweet to mean that the Muslim community was to blame for curtailing free speech.’” [Bar Disciplinary Tribunal].

In essence, that Holbrook case echoed mine of October 2016, but in a more muted way. In Holbrook’s case, the msm (especially the Daily Mail) came out in his support, and there was no huge kefuffle about him or his supposed political defaults. The penalty visited upon Holbrook was trivial by comparison. The reason is clear to me.

Holbrook’s tweets mentioned Muslims but not Jews; thus the Jew lobby on Twitter and offline did not have a serious go at Holbrook, whereas I was “crucified” in the msm Press, on Sky TV, online on Twitter etc. Google “Ian Millard barrister” and you will see the difference.

Strange that Holbrook thinks that Muslims in the UK are destroying free speech, when their behaviour, in terms of repression of free speech, is as almost nothing compared to that of Jews.

Or maybe Holbrook is just afraid to see the truth about the Jew-Zionist lobby (and then feel compelled to say something about it…). Holbrook, unlike me, was supported by the usual (and pro-Israel) pseudo free speech crowd: the Spectator, Toby Young and his “Free Speech Union” (free speech unless you say anything about the Jewish lobby…) etc, all of that lot, even Melanie Phillips!

Holbrook himself has blogged about the matter: https://jonholb.com/about/. Incidentally, I see that Holbrook (in common with several persons connected to the present Government), has made the political journey from the Revolutionary Communist Party of the 1980s to the realms of UKIP, Brexit Party or similar: https://jonholb.com/political-career/.

Holbrook may have survived, notionally, at the Bar (and is appealing the £500 fine and the connected determination), but has accepted that his 30-year Bar career is at an end, his chambers having “cancelled” him.

Holbrook is (I presume) too law-abiding and well-behaved to take direct action against those who “cancelled” and/.or insulted him, and is relying on the written word to put his case.

In the meantime, his backstabbing former colleagues, and those who kicked him when down, carry on earning, while he (I also presume) does not. That is his real punishment.

My own experience of repression of free speech by the Bar regulators (repression instigated by the Jew-Zionist lobby): https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/09/the-slide-of-the-english-bar-and-uk-society-continues-and-accelerates/.

[me as London barrister, 1992]

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Cruelty“, apparently, was being threatened with being suspended from the House of Commons for 30 days! Paterson would still be there had he just accepted that mild sanction. He doesn’t know how lucky he is! “A revolution without firing squads is not worth much” [Lenin]…

The House of Commons is an Augean Stables, which at some point —not far off— will have to be cleansed…

Britain is running on empty, and has been for some time. Look at its institutions: Monarchy, aristocracy, House of Lords, House of Commons, Army, Navy, Air Force, the Bar, the msm, the Church(es), the NHS etc.

Are any of the above more than empty shells now?

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Of course “Boris” is happy with the migration-invasion. He, though unimportant in himself, is the chosen puppet (in the UK) of the Coudenhove-Kalergi conspiracy, i.e. the plan to eliminate white Northern Europeans and to create a mixed-race population ruled by Western cabals, the members of which are often at least part-Jew, like “Boris” himself.

Insanity Fair

Heard the BBC Radio 4 News in the car. What led the news agenda? Not the COP26 nonsense, not knife crime in London, not the Swedish autistic and her pathetic children’s crusade, not the UK-France fishing dispute and other problems. No, none of those, and neither was the news about the Ethiopian civil war, nor even about the huge numbers of migrant-invaders now crossing the Channel daily.

No, the main item on BBC News (radio and TV) today is that it is alleged that a cricketer in Yorkshire may have called a Pakistani…wait for it…a “Paki”!” Many years ago, at that. That is today’s big headline!

In fact, it seems that the socio-political operation was successful: the Chairman of Yorkshire County Cricket Club and others have resigned, and the club will now be headed by an Indian businessman called Patel.

That cricket club, until 1992, would not sign players born outside Yorkshire itself! Like bees, any others were considered “exotic”.

Tell me again how the Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan is a “conspiracy theory”…

Greta Nut news

It seems that the notorious Swedish autistic has performed her usual petulant shouting act, and has railed about her usual limited repertoire, before “several thousand” [the Guardian] children and others at Glasgow.

Glasgow has a population of 600,000 in the city itself, 900,000+ in the urban/suburban area, and about 1.9M in the region.

Even if all the ~10,000 people on Greta’s march came from Glasgow city (they did not), then that represents, at best, 1 out of 60 people of that city. Or about 1 out of 180 in the wider region.

Not “people power“, as the deluded little puppet seems to imagine, but a tiny minority.

A PR event“? Pot/kettle…

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Scandal. Someone who probably worked hard, for slight reward and for decades, now cannot be seen by doctors or nurses, cannot find a proper place to rest, sees migrant-invaders pouring into the country and getting prioritized ahead of him, and on top of that sees an alien cabal stealing openly at Westminster and in Downing Street.

“NHS and police…1, 2, 3—CLAP!” (or perform a synchronized dance routine).

Are all the top political drones in the USA drugged and/or demented?

By the way, the MP, one Gary Streeter, who wants unvaccinated people to be subject to house imprisonment, is this idiot: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Streeter.

Gary Streeter was found guilty of an ethical offence when he was a practising solicitor. Better yet, according to Wikipedia, the bastard is a believer in “faith healing“! Just the sort of person to give the public or Government advice on medical matters involving Covid-19 ! Oh, no, wait…

Late tweets

Roberto Fiore…a “blast from the past”. Cannot recall now whether I met him (or not), long ago, mid/late 1970s, about 1978, at the League of St. George in London. Thinking about it, probably not, though I recall the name from either late 1970s or early 1980s.

I like it…

Something I do not like (below):

Migrant-invaders. Many will be criminal, some will be, or will become, terrorists. Almost all the rest will only be (if we are lucky) useless parasites.

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Diary Blog, 24 April 2021

The Keys of the Kingdom

Saw a fine old film called The Keys of the Kingdom [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Keys_of_the_Kingdom_(film)]. Based on a book by the arguably now-almost-forgotten A.J. Cronin [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._J._Cronin], one of those writers who, while bestselling authors in their day, are later rather neglected. I suppose that Edgar Wallace was another example; he sold 50 million copies of his many works: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Wallace.

Watching The Keys of the Kingdom, it again occurred to me how many deeply Christian films were made by Hollywood in its days of greatness, despite the fact that all or almost all studios were owned by Jews. Ben Hur would be just one other example, others yet being Quo Vadis, The Robe, etc.

Today, it is different. Film studios are now usually not only owned by Jews, but the films often directed by Jews, and those films tend to be bitterly Zionist (often promoting the “holocaust” narrative) and/or serving a materialist agenda. Spielberg is only one example.

More from the Bar of England and Wales

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9505889/Falsely-accused-rape-married-barrister-thrown-cells-just-campaign.html

Multikulti Britain 2021… a dustbin.

Tweets seen

Wonderful. A stand taken against the “control” agenda.

As far as the facemask nonsense is concerned, the fear engendered by the System propaganda of a year ago is only a veneer now. Few really believe that everyone is at risk of death. They know (or have guessed something similar) that only 1 in 4,000 people in the world has been killed by “Covid-19”, and that even in swamped (by immigrants and tourists) Britain, only 1 in about every 1,000 people has died from “the virus” (or, more accurately, “within 28 days of a positive test”, though in reality from other conditions).

No doubt the propagandists will try to enforce continued facemask muzzling, but the people are already giving up, despite the dictatorial and possibly invalid “laws”, “rules” etc. The social pressure is less now, as well. I filled up the car with fuel a few days ago and genuinely forgot to put on a disposable mask as I went to pay at the kiosk. A woman exited, also maskless, and the cashier, likewise maskless, did not ask me to put on any mask; in fact, the matter was not mentioned, and she even smiled, a fact I attribute either to her sunny personality or to my charming manner…

Boris-Idiot

I see that my blog post of July 2019, assessing the then new Boris Johnson Cabinet, has been receiving many hits: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/07/25/the-boris-johnson-cabinet/.

Dominic Cummings

I see that Dominic Cummings has turned against Boris-idiot…https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/apr/23/dominic-cummings-launches-attack-on-boris-johnson

I blogged about Cummings several times over the past two years: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2020/01/03/dominic-cummings-a-government-of-dystopia-and-lunacy-posing-as-genius/; https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/08/10/les-eminences-grises-of-dystopia/ etc.

In what were “normal” times, this present government of clowns could and would not exist, certainly not for long, but we have a situation in which there is no legitimate government, yet also no legitimate nor effective official Opposition or opposition party. The former Labour leader, Corbyn, who was weak, and was a bit of a joke, but at was least anti-Zionist (up to a point), was replaced by the Jew-lobby puppet, Keir Starmer, whose idea seems to be to say, all the time, to the Government “we support 90% of what you do, but you should be doing it better…oh and doing it on bended knee, and wearing a facemask“!

I should not be surprised if Labour under Starmer were to start to do worse in elections even than under Corbyn and Miliband.

In Scotland, looks as though Scottish Labour (led now by a Pakistani) has pretty much given up (see tweet below):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anas_Sarwar; https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/19251664.scottish-labour-leader-anas-sarwar-admits-hypocrisy-childrens-private-education/; https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/19255314.being-hypocrite-means-can-see-greed-sides—week-anas-sarwar/

Truly pathetic…

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Quiz

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Well, this week I scored 8/10, thus again beating political journalist, and diehard Blairite, John Rentoul, though he managed 7/10, far better than his embarrassing 1/10 of last week (I always give him full credit for honesty, though). The questions which I was unable to answer this week were questions 6 and 8.

William Joyce

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[William Joyce, born 24 April 1906, New York NY, USA; died 3 January 1946, London] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Joyce
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Diary Blog, 20 June 2020, including thoughts about Twitter and Katie Hopkins

[above: a sentence which the censors of free speech, and the enemies of Europe’s future, should consider]

Katie Hopkins

It had to happen. The censorship and hypocrisy pervasive in the whole society is magnified on Twitter.

On Twitter, white (i.e. European, or Aryan, or post-Aryan if you like) people are always in the wrong, unless they “bend the knee” (literally or metaphorically) in sign of fealty to those of inferior race and culture.

There is, of course, a double standard on Twitter. The blacks and browns and— a fortiori— Jews are allowed pretty much free rein. White (i.e. European or European-origin) people can be “suspended” and/or “permanently suspended” (they mean “removed”) quite easily, especially when packs of Jews (or those effectively controlled by Jews) gang up against them.

That is what happened to me in 2018. I joined Twitter in 2010 but tweeted almost nothing until 2011. The Jew-Zionist pack on (UK) Twitter targeted me after I tweeted something about a BBC Radio 4 Today Programme piece about the “restitution” scam, whereby Jews whose ancestors owned property (buildings, houses, gold bars, Old Master paintings) in Central or Eastern Europe in 1930s (sometimes procured by the Jews via fraud and outright theft) have such property (or money in lieu) “restored” to them.

Basically, the governments of various European states end up paying money to the Jews in “compensation” for what was expropriated from the Jews’ grandparents or great-grandparents. All claimed to be an outcome of the “holocaust” farrago (in fact most of the property was abandoned when Jews left Germany, Poland etc for the UK, USA, France etc).

The relentless Jew-Zionist attack on me, from about 2011 onwards resulted in my being disbarred, albeit only in 2016, 8 years after I had left Bar practice.

The now-disgraced and infirm Jew-Zionist solicitor, Mark Lewis, was trying to “get” me for years, and the two Jew-Zionist packs with which he was most associated, the “Campaign Against Antisemitism” and “UK Lawyers for Israel” both tried to have me disbarred, arrested and charged (with various faked-up offences), and expelled from Twitter.

Well, I was never arrested, let alone charged, tried or convicted of anything, but I was disbarred, after a nearly two-and a-half-year struggle. I have blogged about all this:

https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2017/07/13/when-i-was-a-victim-of-a-malicious-zionist-complaint/

https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2017/07/09/the-slide-of-the-english-bar-and-uk-society-continues-and-accelerates/

I have also blogged fairly extensively about self-publicizing Jew solicitor, Mark Lewis, now a resident of Eilat, Israel:

https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2019/01/11/update-re-mark-lewis-lawyer-questions-are-raised/

https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2018/12/22/mark-lewis-lawyer-latest-update/

https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2018/12/20/self-publicizing-supposed-top-lawyer-mark-lewis-full-transcript-of-disciplinary-hearing-judgment-now-released-by-tribunal/

https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2018/12/19/the-latest-revelations-about-zionist-supposed-top-lawyer-mark-lewis/

https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2018/12/13/more-details-about-mark-lewis-lawyer-and-his-abusive-social-media-presence/

https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2018/12/11/mark-lewis-lawyer-disciplinary-case-now-updated-to-11-december-2018/

https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2018/11/23/mark-lewis-lawyer-tries-to-have-part-of-the-case-against-him-thrown-out/

[above: the Jew solicitor, Mark Lewis, tweeting to people…]

Incidentally, Mark Lewis is still on Twitter and even has a “blue tick”, meaning that he is considered favoured; that despite the fact that Lewis actually bought about 70,000 non-existent “followers” (his wife at the time, Caroline Feraday, did similar; the marriage itself was brief, and lasted months not years). Lewis has kept at least 15,000 of his bought “followers” (he originally, when briefly “famous”, around 2012, had about 8,000, I thought, though Legal Cheek magazine said only 3,000, the same as me, ironically). That magazine pretended, for the sake of convenience, or for purposes of satire, to accept Lewis’s ludicrous “I wuz hacked” plea:

https://www.legalcheek.com/2014/06/phone-hacking-lawyers-twitter-gets-hacked-and-he-becomes-most-followed-member-of-uk-legal-profession/

When I was expelled from Twitter, I had only 3,000 followers, but at least they were all real (I also followed only about 50 accounts, mostly organizations; Lewis follows, even now, 660 at time of writing).

Thousands of other tweeters have blue ticks, but I can think of only one social-national tweeter, Nick Griffin, and I doubt whether he will be on Twitter for much longer now.

The only consolation is that Twitter is largely a waste of time anyway. Twitter thought that the Brexit Referendum would be easily won by Remain, and that Trump had no chance of election in 2016 (etc).

I have blogged about freedom of expression. I have also blogged and (before I was expelled) tweeted about a connected topic, what I call “the privatization of public space“, meaning how a few huge quasi-monopolies (particularly Twitter, Facebook, ebay, Amazon, YouTube) have arrogated to themselves and their employees the right to deny a platform to those with the “wrong” views, i.e. anything that stands against a Zionist-controlled or influenced globalized dystopia:

https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2019/02/26/tommy-robinson-banned-on-facebook-the-repression-of-free-speech-online/

https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2017/01/06/free-speech-individuality-v-collectivity/

https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2019/05/03/the-knives-are-out-for-freedom-of-expression-and-more/

https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2019/05/03/the-knives-are-out-for-freedom-of-expression-and-more/

https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2019/09/11/to-what-extent-can-the-uk-still-be-called-a-free-country/

A few cartoons that make the point(s):

A few tweets seen supporting freedom of expression online

https://twitter.com/notasheepyet/status/1274198445134278658?s=20

More tweets, this time “celebrating” the removal of Katie Hopkins from Twitter. It is noticeable how many of those tweets are from those who make money out of the msm and who (unlike brave Laurence Fox) are desperate not to be blacklisted.

Look at the sneering, sadistic little bastard below, one Jamie East (note his proud “blue tick”, btw). Is, or was, an msm presenter (though I myself had never heard the name until today). The sheer nastiness comes out strongly. Also, like many others attacking Katie Hopkins, he seems to relish kicking someone who is down.

Here below is the contribution of Mehdi Hasan, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mehdi_Hasan, who “bravely” puts the boot into Katie Hopkins now that she has been removed from Twitter.

Below, another nasty little man who probably thinks himself terribly clever laughing at serious and important concepts such as freedom of expression etc…

Above, the logical conclusion: a witch-hunt, as seen in, eg, the Stalinist purges. Guilt by association and assumption (though I see now that the above tweeter is just a dim troll of some kind, possibly hoping to add to his 25 followers on Twitter).

The mob of “useful idiots” crawls over the marble ruins of a civilization that it could never build…

More tweets seen

Take a look, below, at tweeter “@LdnPearl”/“coons be gone” (well, in the reported words of Jesus Christ, “you have said it“…):

[Update, 21 June 2020: the very next day, tweeter “@LdnPearl” changed her “coons be gone” name to “Pearl”. Why? I mean, after all, “tell the truth and shame the Devil”, in the old saying…]

Conclusion? Quite a few of the blacks, the younger ones mainly, just hate us. There can be no society with them. A tweeter like “coons be gone” is a useless millstone round the necks of the British people.

And here (below) is another seemingly dim person (why are so many dim people from Manchester? Still, that’s one for the psychologists or social historians, I suppose).

Below: another dim fellow?

Also, one of the huge number of tweeters for whom Twitter really matters. In fact, it matters scarcely at all. The reality is that Twitter is an adjunct to politics, not the main substance of it (as the obsessed believe).

[Update, 29 August 2022: Amusingly enough, the tweeter just highlighted, who laughed at Katie Hopkins having been expelled from Twitter, has since then himself been expelled. I wonder whether that taught him anything?].

My own view of the Katie Hopkins/Twitter matter

As said above and elsewhere by me, Twitter is largely a waste of time. It helps those who have external activity happening; it is not useful as a standalone. If you are, say, Donald Trump, and you are expelled from Twitter, well, in the end, you are still President of the United States.

To put it another way, and to deploy the “Ken Livingstone” argument, were Adolf Hitler around today and had the NSDAP, SA, SS etc, Twitter would certainly assist the dissemination of his views, but it would not, of itself, help him to attain power or to retain power.

Switching that around, if a person today has no real organization behind him (or her) but only a “social media” presence, that person, be he or she ever so “famous”, is a colossus on legs of straw. Take away the social media platform(s), and the online personality is left with nothing.

The above “de-platforming” has happened to quite a few already. At more or less random, one thinks of that ghastly American degenerate, “Milo”. Others hit by “de-platforming” from all or most large online fora (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube etc) have been such as “Prison Planet” (Paul Watson), “Sargon of Akkad” Benjamin, and of course Katie Hopkins.

The irony is, that several of those removed from various online platforms, though removed mostly because the Jew lobby wanted it so, have been almost desperately pro-Israel and pro-Jew. “Prison Planet” Watson and Katie Hopkins are two such supplicants. Another is Tommy Robinson.

Lesser known people (intellectual dissidents, dissenting artists etc) are also being removed from the major platforms. Alison Chabloz, Brother Nathanael, Ian Millard (me!) and many another. Some cling on here and there, but all are being purged now and will not be on those platforms for long.

For the “alt-Right” wastes of space, being “de-platformed” means that their income streams largely dry up. Take away their online stuff, and they have nothing left. Take away the online presence of a real social-national party (were one in existence) and it would be not fatal, but merely an inconvenience.

The “alt-Right” wastes of space (Watson, Hopkins, “Sargon of Akkad”, “Tommy Robinson” etc are indeed men (and women) of straw. The only one with any real troops is Tommy Robinson, but he is not social-national, more like a clan leader, and without real ideology.

I support the rights of free expression of those mentioned above mainly from general principle. I believe that people should be able to express, without let or hindrance, views on political, social, or historical topics. The enemies of our culture and civilization (the black mobs, the “antifa” idiots, the Jew-Zionists) believe in preventing free speech.

I might add that Katie Hopkins and the other “alt-Right” and associated types never said a word in support of me; few of them said anything in support of persecuted singer-songwriter Alison Chabloz; none said a word in support of Jez Turner, of the London Forum, who was actually imprisoned for a year at the behest of that same pack of Jew-Zionists, the “Campaign Against Antisemitism”.

My own views are not at one with those “alt-Right” and similar people, at least on most issues. For example, Katie Hopkins is, or says that she is, pro-Israel and pro-Jew. For me, that is the end, and “Ian Millard has left the building”. However, she has courage, that’s for sure, and I think that she is genuinely against the migration invasion of Europe by blacks and browns.

In the end, does online ranting, opining, analyzing (and yes that does include this blog) accomplish much? I say no. It may have some utility, and I blog out of a sense of duty, and because who knows what might not happen because I blog? I do not regard blogging as truly politically or socially significant. Neither is vlogging, or (still less) tweeting.

Katie Hopkins is not social-national in ideology, of course. She is also callous in her attitudes.

What is needed is a real social-national organization in the UK. The time will never be more auspicious than in the next 7 years.

Tweets seen on various topics

Coronavirus and the “lockdown”/shutdown madness:

Migration-invasion:

Birmingham has fallen…

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8441055/Birmingham-police-officers-knee-alongside-protesters-Matter-anti-racism-rally.html

In fact, all the police bending their knees in that report seem to be black. Scandal. Incidentally, the Daily Mail refers to the organizer of the protest as “Bishop” Desmond Jadoo (or should that be “Baboo”?). The church of which he is apparently a “bishop” is not the Church of England (God be praised for small mercies…) but the “Vision Temple of Praise Church”, whatever that may be.

Glasgow

I was unaware until today (looking at tweets) to what extent Glasgow has become non-European (I have never been to that city). Shocking infiltration into government, the legal system etc.

More tweets

That has been my assumption, that the “Black Lives Matter” semi-insurrection is centred on the kind of young blacks who have been born in the UK, and who hate everything about Britain and the British, largely because they have been filled with “anti-fascist” and anti-British propaganda at ghastly comprehensive schools, aka educational prisons (in some cases).

The tweet below must be a contender for “thick tweet of the day”!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diane_Abbott#Political_controversies

More?

This (below) is the original interview:

Diane Abbott could have been Home Secretary…imagine that.

Update, 29 August 2022

Looking at this blog post now, for the first time since it was written, it is noticeable how many tweeters have been expelled from Twitter. Most of those who, two years ago, expressed support for Katie Hopkins and/or free speech, but also some of those applauding the censorship and repression. “What goes around comes around“…

Fragments of Memory…#From Pupillage: Neil’s Party

Foreword

Some reading this may also have read my previous blog posts [see Notes, below] about my rather untraditional Bar pupillage in 1992-93, and also about my early post-pupillage days in Bar practice. I thought to write about a few other stray incidents from those times. Humour was rarely entirely absent, though sometimes in the context of events which were, especially for the people advised or represented, taxing and upsetting. I was, of course, in the first six months of my pupillage not allowed to advise or represent, and so was basically a spectator and supernumerary.

Anyway, here is one event that has stuck in my recollection. It is not directly “legal”, but connected to some lawyers I knew.

Neil’s Party

At the time, in 1992, I was very friendly with a young barrister called Neil M. and his charming wife, Helen. Both had been in the same small “Practical Exercises” group at “Bar School” (the Inns of Court School of Law in Gray’s Inn, at the time the only place where aspiring barristers could study and be examined) in 1987-88. Our surnames all started with “M” (Neil and Helen had different surnames at that time, being unmarried; in fact they first met in that little group of 7 or 8 people).

I had gone to the USA (initially in 1989, but somewhat commuted UK/USA in the following few years) and had married a US citizen; I also qualified by exam (and pretty tough it was) at the New York Bar. Neil M. had started pupillage in London and, by 1992, was already a rising barrister at the criminal Bar. Helen, his wife by that time, had left the Bar for the solicitors’ profession. In 1992, when I returned to the UK after one of my sojourns in New Jersey, the country was just going to hold the General Election of that year.

I was not actively political at the time, though I of course despised the System parties. Neil M., on the other hand, was a Labour Party stalwart, a political position which originated from his upbringing in the North West of England: he was the son of an amiable “tankie” Communist (literally so, a member of the C.P.G.B.), whom I met a couple of times in later years.

Neil M. was, I suppose, somewhere in the middle of the Labour Party, ideologically, close to the outlook of John Smith, the Scottish advocate who led Labour for about 20 months until his death in 1994. I should characterize Neil’s outlook as “tribal Labour”; to me that had no greater weight than that of someone who supports this or that football team, or Oxford/Cambridge in the Boat Race. In fact, Neil M. concurred with my view up to a point, saying that I could not understand why people like him were so partisan in favour of a System party; for him it indeed was like “…supporting a football or rugby team; you don’t understand that either!”

I was invited to attend the special election night dinner at the beautifully-refurbished National Liberal Club, once the haunt of Gladstone, Lloyd George and Asquith, later (in the 1970s) the decayed and dilapidated place where the likes of Cyril Smith and Jeremy Thorpe had stayed and behaved badly. By 1992, most members were “non-political” (meaning not Liberal Democrats). Much later yet, in 2001-2002, I was myself a member.

Large TV screens had been set up in the Club dining room, in order to relay the election results from the BBC as they came in.

Older readers will recall that the opinion polls made Labour favourite to win the 1992 General Election. Neil Kinnock was widely expected to become Prime Minister, though later his triumphalist and arguably too-“Labourite” speech at Sheffield was blamed for putting off floating voters:

At any rate, Labour went into the final day and evening confident, a position echoed by many of those at the dinner I attended. In fact, I noted that many were not pro-Labour, but were quieter than the Labour partisans. At my table, I sat near Neil M. and his wife, as well as another barrister, a markedly iconoclastic (and amusing) Jew commercial barrister called Robert L. and his extremely engaging, attractive and articulate wife, a City of London banker, with whom I had an interesting and slightly barbed conversation.

All went well at the dinner until, after midnight, it started to become very obvious that Labour was not going to win the election. The scene in parts of the large Club dining room reminded me of a smarter and English (and far less sexualized) version of Don’s Party, the Australian film about a party which unravels when the expected victory of the Australian Labor Party (in 1969) fails to occur. I left the Club very late but still before most of the diners. I was told later that, after I left, scuffles and the like broke out between mocking “Conservatives” and angry, frustrated and drunken “Labour” partisans.

I myself was highly amused by the outcome of the election, mainly because, to me, it was obvious that most of the Labour MPs in the Shadow Cabinet were a bunch of fakes and/or hypocrites, led by Kinnock himself, a creeping crawling doormat for Zionists, and an apologist for mass immigration and finance-capitalism ameliorated slightly by a Welfare State already beginning to show signs of disappearance.

Neil M. was angry at me (and years later admitted to me that he had come close to hitting me! In the sacred precincts of the Club, at that!). He himself later became a local councillor in Islington and was informally offered the chance to become a Labour MP, but turned down the opportunity on the ground that as a barrister doing very good criminal work, he was making about twice an MP’s salary and needed the money. Years later he ruefully explained that he had thought that MPs lived off their salaries! He had no idea back then that not only did they have very generous expenses (and in many cases cheated badly on those!) as well as the really quite good salary (compared to most people), but also often had offers of lucrative “work” from all sorts of “consultancies” etc. Disguised near (or actual) corruption. Pity that Neil M. did not become a politician in the Westminster monkeyhouse. He would have been a good and conscientious constituency MP.

Final Word

In fact, Labour improved their position in the election, with an extra 42 MPs, though that still left the Conservatives under John Major with an overall majority of 21. It took 5 years before Labour under Tony Blair could sweep away the Conservatives and many of their MPs. Neil Kinnock ceded control of Labour to John Smith and then (after Smith died in office) to Tony Blair.

As for my friends Neil M. and Helen M. (I shall not say too much, to save them from embarrassment, now that the Zionist Jews label me in the msm and on social media as a “far right” “extremist”, “anti-Semite” and “neo-Nazi”), I maintained friendship for another 15 years, and in fact still regard them as quite close friends today, though I have not seen them now for a decade. I always send them a Christmas card (I’m like that, a bit like Jacob and the Angel: I will not let you go until you bless me…).

https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2018/08/05/an-embarrassing-morning-in-court/

https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2018/08/03/first-steal-a-chicken/

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

http://www.nlc.org.uk/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom_general_election,_1992

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don%27s_Party