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Diary Blog, 17 December 2021, including analysis of the North Shropshire by-election result

North Shropshire by-election result

None of the other 9 candidates exceeded 1%. UKIP and Reclaim managed 1%; of the remaining 7, only the Monster Raving Loony scored as high as 0.3%.

The start of today’s blog post is written not long after the declaration at North Shropshire, which came around 0415 hrs.

The hour or so of TV news broadcast I have just seen was notable for the superiority of the Sky News coverage over that of the BBC (which I saw briefly before turning over). The Sky presenters were urbane, humorous, and effective, whereas the BBC presenter was a beardless youth who interviewed some BBC talking head who himself seemed odd, oddly alert (and fast-talking, though saying little of interest) at nearly four o’clock in the morning.

As to the result itself, this is “seismic” (as I predicted it would be if the result turned out to be a LibDem win, which I also, though tentatively, predicted); seismic not only for the Conservative Party but for Labour as well.

“Boris” and his pack of clowns are having to learn again the lesson of the French Revolution: you cannot say “let them eat cake” while you guzzle foie gras.

The Conservative Party is making the same mistake in England that the Labour Party made in Scotland, that of saying “where will they [the previously-loyal voters] go?…where can they go?” Labour thought that most Scottish voters would pretty much have to stick with Labour, because they had no alternative. Well, we know how that worked out. It worked for a long time, many decades in fact, but in the end those voters got sick of being taken for granted, and at things not improving for them. Result— Scottish Labour now has 1 MP out of 59 Scottish MPs: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scottish_Labour#House_of_Commons.

It is always dangerous to assume that people have no alternative. The Conservative Party has thought that, in respect of southern and/or rural English constituencies, for many years. There is no credible social-national party in England, though. The LibDems have always been the “dustbin” alternative. UKIP nearly broke through but was defeated by the FPTP semi-rigged electoral system, and the same was true a decade ago of the BNP (who also had the embedded Jew-Zionist element in the msm working against them).

People in North Shropshire did not vote for the LibDem candidate, as such, but against the “Conservative” one. Big difference.

CCHQ will no doubt refer to the relatively low turnout (46.3%, as against 67.9% in 2019) but part of that low turnout (I think much of that) can be attributed to formerly Conservative voters abstaining, unwilling to vote for the Conservative Party but also refusing to vote LibDem or Labour.

This by-election could go down in history, though it is unlikely to signal the start of (another) LibDem “revival”. Having said that, there are many constituencies where few would vote Labour but many might at least consider a LibDem. Add to that tactical voting by people who would really prefer a Labour MP, and it might add up to something significant.

The Liberal Party scored 31.6% (second place) in 1983; the LibDems’ best result was 25.3% in 1992. The 2021 by-election candidate, who scored only 10% a mere 2 years ago in 2019) has now received 47.2% of votes cast! Voting against (the clown’s candidate), not for the LibDem as such.

So what about the Conservative Party candidate? 31.6%. Well below even the 40.2% of 1997. This was a shout of anger against stupid “Boris” and his pack of clowns. The actual candidate was, in my view, poor: not fully English, and another “Conservative” lawyer (barrister), who was at one time an Army doctor. I am probably biased, but having met a few, I never trust a doctor who becomes a barrister (or a politician, thinking of David Owen, Hastings Banda, Papa Doc Duvalier, “Che” Guevara, Radovan Karadzic etc).

Having said all that, this was not a Neil Shastri-Hurst disaster but a “Boris” and general Conservative Party disaster.

Now, to Labour. Since North Shropshire was re-dedicated in 1983, and until the by-election, Labour has failed to come in second only four times, and only once (2010) since 1992.

It is all very well to talk about tactical voting, or Labour supporters “lending their votes” to the LibDem in order to beat the Con candidate. Yes; no argument on that, but is that the whole story? The 9.7% scored in the by-election was the lowest Labour vote ever in North Shropshire. Even in 1983, at the height of Thatcherism, and when Labour suffered its crushing national defeat under Michael Foot [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1983_United_Kingdom_general_election], it still scored 14.7% (third place) in North Shropshire.

The conclusion must be that, while many formerly Labour votes went tactically (or otherwise) to the LibDem, many Labour voters just voted with their feet, if such be the bon mot, and stayed home. Labour scored 22.1% in 2019, and 31.1% in 2017 (both under Corbyn) in the constituency.

If this by-election result is bad for Boris-idiot, it is arguably at least as great a blow for Labour’s Jewish-lobby leadership under Keir Starmer. The problem is not just the “Israel first” aspect of Labour’s present leadership, but also the way in which the supposed “Opposition” keeps propping up “Boris” over various matters, such as the Online Harms Bill and, of more immediate political importance, the Covid/Omicron “panicdemic” “rules” and “laws”.

No-one really can have expected Labour to win the by-election, but to fall below 10% is a straw in the wind that (in my view) is significant.

The other parties that stood? Well, the Greens are perennial 5% (or below) candidates, except in Brighton Pavilion, so nothing of interest there. As for the new Farage pop-up, “Reform UK”, it only got a 3.7% vote. I think that people mostly see through Farage now, either as “controlled opposition” or simply as a moneygrasping “slithey tove” who (like “Boris”) just cannot be trusted.

The various small-c “conservative” “nationalist” parties, i.e. UKIP, Reform UK, Reclaim Party, Heritage, and Freedom Alliance, together scored only around 6%, far less than even my low expectations (I had thought 10%, and maybe, as protest, as much as 20%).

A final thought. Brexit is dead as an issue, politically. It has been very badly mishandled (with “Boris” in nominal charge, how could it not have been?), but we are out and we are staying out.

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Only 4 hours?! Talk about sisu! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sisu.

It is amazing what even one determined person can do.

One person can achieve plenty, in principle; a group can achieve so much more, if congruent. Look at how Adolf Hitler was only the 7th actual member (there were other supporters) of the DAP which became the NSDAP, and how he managed to lead those few to go from seven men in a cellar to the pinnacle of supreme power in Germany, despite frenzied and violent Jewish and other opposition. It took him 14 years, but he made it.

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I think that (as someone unattached to any System party) I can be considered objective. I agree with Williamson inasmuch as the North Shropshire demonstrates (as I have blogged in the past) that Labour’s problem lies not in its leader(s) but in Labour itself. The fact is (as blogged previously) that Labour is now irrelevant, and if it were not for the UK’s FPTP voting system, would by now have all but disappeared.

Look at North Shropshire. In the general elections from 1997, through 2001, 2005, 2010, 2015, 2017, 2019, and now the 2021 by-election, Labour scored 36%, 35.2%, 25.9%, 18.1%, 19.9%, 31.1%, 22.1%, and now 9.7%.

The elections Labour have fought in North Shropshire since 1997 show an uneven pattern, but more of a decline than a rise. Since and including 2010, only once better than 22.1%, and that was 31.1% in 2017, the first general election Labour fought under Corbyn.

The present Government and the present Labour Opposition are symbiotically chained together, and their policies are in practice very similar.

Starmer is a puppet, or monkey-on-a-stick.

Luke Akehurst is a leading (though apparently non-Jew) pro-Zionist who will now do what he can to defend the “Israel first” “Labour” front bench, and Starmer most of all. Dan Hodges is, of course, correct in saying the very same as I have done (earlier in today’s blog).

Israel’s “monkey-on-a-stick” Sajid Javid (well, one of them…) lauds the ludicrously-misnamed “SAGE” committee, with its 2 years of “millions will die” propaganda and perennially-wrong forecasting. What’s really behind it all? NWO/ZOG and the planned biosecurity police state, the Great Reset etc.

Look at how inflation is rising in the UK. Over 5%, which is twice the rate it was only a couple of years ago. That is what happens when you waste money in huge amounts (as with the “Test and Trace” nonsense), or “give money away” in huge amounts (as with the “furlough” programme and the rest). The currency cannot be diluted for long without real-world effects.

Also, look at how the msm are conditioning the public to accept a far more rapid rise in the age at which people can expect to receive a State pension.

Stealth “taxation” by another name.

The same applies to the “holocaust” narrative…

Is there not one German who can do what is necessary?

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He’s an idiot. People in the future will wonder how a clown like that ever had the possibility of becoming Prime Minister, even a prime minister of a country that seems to be in terminal socio-economic and socio-political decline.

What is extraordinary about that interview is that the Clown seems to be obsessed by “Covid” and especially “Omicron”.

The Clown makes the right noises about how what the public are interested in is government doing things for them, but does not seem to accept that his government has failed precisely in that!

The cross-Channel migration-invasion continues, the facemask nonsense interferes with tens of millions of people daily (and creates massive pollution), the roads are unmended, the railways unimproved, the social care sector is being stretched and near-ruined (and certainly not “fixed” as promised), the NHS is scarcely operating except as a “panicdemic” service…the list just goes on.

The Clown’s only hope is to keep the fear propaganda going re. “Covid”, despite the fact that only about one in a thousand UK people has actually died “with” it (not of it) (and as far as actual English/British —“white”— people are concerned, it is not even one in a thousand. Maybe one in fifteen hundred. Serious but not existential. The real figures may be even less sensational.

Yes, that really came out for a moment or two. The Clown is a rather sinister clown, or would be, had he autocratic power.

This is when an old-style heavyweight political bruiser like Andrew Neil can come into his own, but the Clown has usually refused to be tackled by him. Pity. As for Sam Coates, one wonders whether he would have been quite so forthright before it became obvious that the Clown is on the way out. Perhaps, perhaps not.

[the Clown at his ancestral Wailing Wall in Jerusalem; be careful what you wish for! I do not know whether the Black Hat is an Israeli guide or whether perhaps a distant member of Johnson’s own family]

People are sometimes seen writing in newspapers that Johnson wants to leave, to start penning rubbish newspaper columns again (and getting £250,000 a year for it, like he did before, when, inter alia, the Barclay Brothers were paying via the Daily Telegraph), and writing the sort of memoirs that attract million-pound advances and royalties. I think not. Johnson is a moneygrubber, true, but his primary motivation is to hold power, though not because he wants to do anything with it (and in any case he has no real ideas, and no real capabilities). He wants to hold power just for the sake of it, and to be centre of (favourable) attention.

I do not blame Johnson alone. I blame the msm for puffing this useless barrel of lies and self-promotion as “Prime Minister in waiting” for 20 years. I suppose that his part-Jew origins (and pro-Israel attitude) helped him there.

I also blame the elderly Conservative Party members who elected him as leader of that party. I blame also the MPs who initially nominated and voted for him. Finally, I blame the ingrained political stupidity of the British, especially English, voters, who allowed themselves to be conned by a really not very plausible con-man.

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Simon Case CVO (born 27 December 1978) is a British civil servant who currently serves as Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Home Civil Service since 9 September 2020, succeeding Sir Mark Sedwill.” [Wikipedia].

Is he at least part-((( )))? I do not know. If anyone has more information, by all means send it.

Incidentally, I noticed in a news report that 10, Downing Street displayed a 9-branched Jewish candlestick in its window recently, during the recent Jewish religious holiday. Is that a new custom? I had not heard of it previously.

At least the Roman Army only tested poisons on the badly-wounded…

We become more “enriched” and “blessed” daily…I wonder what that pair are? Brain surgeons? Civil engineers? Small boat navigators? Hardy ha ha…

In “the old days”, there was a severe disconnect between what the Soviet mass media pumped out and the reality experienced by most of the 290 million Soviet citizens. I never thought that it would happen here, but look at the BBC, Sky, ITN now!

According to UK msm, we are in the grip of a huge pandemic, which can only be ameliorated by wearing facemask muzzles, being “vaccinated” by experimental “vaccines” and almost weekly (soon) “boosters”, and by shutting down much of the country.

We are also told that either there is no mass immigration problem, or that the invasion is something that we should welcome, and that the invaders will “enrich” us and benefit us.

We are also told that there is a huge “terror” threat, mostly from “the far right”, meaning social-nationalists (white people, often of school age)…

The reality is of course quite different. At some point, the msm drones will have to be held accountable for their lies and their evil retailing of NWO/ZOG propaganda.

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[Shishkin, Forest before Storm]

Diary Blog, 21 November 2021, including a few remarks about “deadhead” MP David Lammy

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“News the msm will never let people hear”…So, have you heard that news on, say, the BBC, Sky News, ITN, LBC? No? I wonder why not, or what would be the (((reason))) for that?…

Every. Single. Time.

David Lammy

I happened to see the Twitter exchange (from October 2021) shown below, in which David Lammy —whose ignorance was showcased on Celebrity Mastermind [sic] in 2014— steps into the deep waters of archaeology, palaeontology and genetics. Brave indeed in someone who showed himself ignorant of basic history, geography etc :

Can you believe that, if Labour can form a government in a couple of years —admittedly still unlikely—, thick-as-two-short-planks David Lammy might actually end up as Attorney-General, or even as Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor? Hard to believe, but then who, years ago, would have thought that an amoral part-Jew chancer could pose as Prime Minister? (I mean “Boris”, not David Cameron-Levita…oh…).

Take a look at this!

Lammy thought that the first woman to win a Nobel Prize was Marie Antoinette! Even after the presenter gave him the Christian names of Marie Curie and her husband, Pierre!

Lammy had apparently never heard of Stilton cheese, a “pipette”, “the gods” (highest seats) in a theatre, the Purple Heart military decoration, etc. He answered “Versailles” for the 14thC fortress at Paris later used as a state prison (the Bastille), and thought that Eduard Shevardnadze had been President of Yugoslavia! (it was Georgia, of course).

Lammy also failed to identify a remote area of Jamaica. Admittedly, I myself did not know that, but guessed that it had to be Jamaica (most Caribbean islands are too small to have remote areas).

I suppose that, in spirit of fairness, I should add that Lammy did get at least one question right that I did not know, something about a pop group called “Coldplay”.

See also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Lammy; and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Lammy#Comments_attracting_criticism.

At present, Lammy is Shadow Lord Chancellor! Previous actual Lord Chancellors have included such names as Cardinal Wolsey, Sir Thomas More, Sir Francis Bacon, Richard Haldane, Lord Hailsham etc. Admittedly not all previous incumbents were distinguished, beyond their bare office, but…Lammy??

Lammy is by no means the only stupid and ignorant member of the Commons— and not all of the worst idiots are black, incidentally— but his egregious mixture of bluster, malice and ignorance surely marks him out as someone to be kept out of serious policy.

Oh…and Lammy is, like all or virtually all of the Keir Starmer Shadow Cabinet, a member of Labour Friends of Israel…

There are many ways in which the UK is, in the colloquial, “screwed”, and one of those is the sheer lack of quality apparent in so many MPs. Lammy is just one of dozens, probably hundreds, of examples. A total deadhead.

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The System parties, and even the controlled opposition of the UK “alt-Right” (UKIP, Brexit Party, Reform Party etc) are all playing a fixed game. Compare it to, say, the football leagues. In a sense, it is a genuine competition, in that this or that team (party) will win this or that game (election), but the league (System) continues whichever team (party) wins this year, next year etc. The only answer, in the political realm, is to overthrow the (ZOG) System itself.

His inability to do more than pose, entirely unsuccessfully, as Prime Minister, and his inability to handle the key aspects of the job or role, is obviously taking a huge psychological toll, despite his scarcely fulfilling (or being able to fulfil) the role in a proper manner.

Jesus H. Christ! The last time I had anything to do with the Home Office, a couple of decades or so ago, I was astounded: apart from the two middle-aged Englishmen who met and talked with me, the whole multi-storey building (Broadway Buildings, Westminster, near St. James’s Park Underground Station), as far as I could see anyway, was full of blacks and browns! Literally not a white face (except for the two already noted).

Hitchens would never express the real (((reason))). In any case, he himself is part-Jew.

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Australia, which when I was there as a schoolboy in the late 1960s, was an entirely white European, mainly Anglo country (yes, there were some Aboriginals too, mainly in the bush, especially in the Northern Territory), has now a white European (including Southern European) population around 90% of the whole. Still higher than the UK and some other European countries, but for how long? Inexorable (?) change.

You can stop illegal immigration, such as that using small boats, but that is pointless if you allow millions in using other, “legal”, methods. The end result will be the same— a mainly non-white country, and the end of decent standards in all areas.

It will be recalled that former SIS Chief, Sir Richard Dearlove, suggested in 2020 that such was the case, but (it seems) that pressure was brought to bear on him, and he then backtracked. Interesting.

Jews Must Live [a 1934 book title: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Roth]

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/nov/21/treasury-minister-lucy-frazer-accused-of-conflict-of-interest-over-husbands-firm

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

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Roma aeterna…

The Fall of Rome took place over centuries. The Graeco-Roman culture started in the proper sense around 600-700 B.C (though earlier Greek culture existed in some form for several centuries prior to that). The end of the Graeco-Roman period can be dated as, approximately, 1415. Constantinople, the capital of the Eastern [Roman] Empire, itself fell to the Ottoman Turks in 1453.

Our own Fifth Post-Atlantean culture, which started around 1415 AD (or “CE”, if you prefer), has only travelled a third of its allotted distance, yet is already falling into decadence despite its technical progress.

North Korea

https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/north-korea-is-on-the-verge-of-a-humanitarian-collapse

A humanitarian suggestion, though only the collapse of the North Korean system can really or ultimately improve the lot of the inhabitants.

[Pyongyang, North Korea— a road going nowhere?]

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The multikulti society does not work, in fact cannot work. In the USA, the (inevitable) friction has become conflict, and will eventually become open civil war or social war. Not simply black/white— that is simplistic. A social war based partly but not entirely on race. The UK will go down some similar, but not exactly the same, road in the end.

Can nothing be done?

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In a better UK, a firing squad in the largest square of the town or city where the perpetrator lived at time of offence(s).

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Diary Blog, 19 August 2020

Self-help

When the State fails to protect the people, the people start to protect themselves…https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8641517/Migrant-20s-attacked-moments-coming-ashore-dinghy-Kent-beach.html

Britain’s moral collapse

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/family-slam-ghouls-who-filmed-22542104

The blacks emboldened by “Black Lives Matter” nonsense

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/us-news/elderly-man-sweeping-path-sucker-22538815

An egregious example, but I believe that there is a general emboldenment of the non-Europeans and especially the blacks, triggered by the “BLM” nonsense. Not only in the USA; Britain too.

From the horse’s mouth

Professor Nathan Abrams sheds light on how Jews transformed the British entertainment industries, creating some of the most iconic characters and images of the 20th Century, including James Bond, Doctor Who, Carry On, and many others. In so doing, British Jews infused their creations with hidden Jewish themes.”

I always wondered why some TV and film series are pushed more, in the msm, than others…

Of course the absurd “James Bond” fantasy meshes with the whole WW2 and post-WW2 SOE/OSS narrative. SOE [Special Operations Executive] was in reality a shambolic mess that (even from the Allied perspective) accomplished little (and got a very high percentage of its agents and its own officers killed), but you would not believe that from the huge msm industry of books and films that has grown up around it, especially in recent years.

SOE mentored the OSS, as did SIS/MI6. SOE was disbanded with almost indecent haste once Germany was defeated, but that fatal seed of amateur SOE bungling, once planted in the OSS, carried on germinating and then thriving in the successor to OSS, the CIA.

That seed of gung-ho paramilitarism, sown in the Second World War, has in fact been responsible for most of the CIA’s debacles, from the Bay of Pigs, through Iran-Contra, to the support for and then betrayal of the Kurds; other situations too, such as arming Osama bin Laden and other fanatics in Afghanistan during the time of Soviet or pro-Soviet rule in the 1980s.

You see it in Hollywood films too, the idea that secret intelligence is largely about blazing machineguns, firefights featuring operatives capable of using martial arts and (maybe even at the same time!) flying a plane and making safe the mechanism of a nuclear bomb (etc). Not that such films are always unentertaining, but “Jason Bourne” is not so much a “secret agent” as a superhuman ninja warrior gone West.

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The whole thread is well worth reading. To read it, click on the tweet.

A caution to the Jew-Zionists trying to censor Twitter and other online media platforms:

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Not all of the inferior races (or, within those races, individuals) treat animals cruelly (and our own record is far from perfect), but it is a matter of degree: the Northern European peoples, though they are at only the start of their evolutionary journey (in big-picture terms), are at least on it, whereas most of the other racial and ethnic groups in the world are either static or are regressing, so falling into decadence and evil.

Slava!

A “chimp-out” in San Francisco. Think the UK, say London, Birmingham or wherever, is any different? Think again. Once the restraints are off, this is the result. You cannot have a civilized society without a civilized population. Fact.

What many find hard to accept, or understand, is that quite a high proportion of those at or near the top of this society are actually and even wittingly servants of evil, sometimes members of evil secret groups planning to reduce the civilized people of the world (and all the peoples of the world) to decadence and destruction.

If the mob in Portland and elsewhere are not soon mown down by police, National Guard or Army, then the white people of Oregon are going to have to prove that the “Constitution” they talk about so much actually means at least something, and that their much-vaunted “right to keep and bear arms” means something more than showing off weapons to their friends and shooting empty beer bottles off fence-posts in the boonies…

So where are the “alt-Right” wastes of space in Portland and elsewhere?

In fact, where is Trump? Where is the huge machinery of U.S. government repression? Unaware? No. Complicit? Maybe…

Where are the non-antifa white people in Portland, where are all the “guns” they value so highly? A mere few would be able to clear away those untermenschen. As Dietrich Eckart said, “the rabble need to hear the rattle of machineguns…to get fear into their pants!

As I have always said, most of the “nationalist” elements, in the US and UK too, are a waste of time and space. That particularly applies to the “alt-Right” and other wastes of space.

In fact, the multikulti or cultureless items of detritus on the streets are merely an unpleasant symptom. The disease is seated elsewhere, behind the camera, behind the reporters’ notebooks. The “journalists”, editors, owners of TV stations, radio stations, newspapers, Hollywood studios. These are the ones harbouring the disease.

Note that a female “Black Lives Matter” bully shouts continually at the old lady, “PUT YOUR MASK ON, BITCH!, PUT YOUR MASK ON!“. Could the reasoning (the real reasoning) behind the facemask-wearing nonsense be made any more clear? It is a bullying of the individual, to intimidate the individual, forcing that person to conform, to do what the mob demands.

For myself, I just wish that someone had protected that old lady, and the best way of doing that would have been to shoot the mob down, starting with the black shouting in her face, then next prioritizing those cowards filming and photographing the horrible scene, followed by the shouting woman in the background. Then the rest of that mob. Then moving to those who are triggering all this by buying TV ads to support it, by reporting on it favourably, and also those bending the knee in sign of fealty or surrender to it all…

What starts on the West Coast of the USA often arrives next in the UK, after a year or two. Be warned. Be ready.

The BBC?! Ha ha! I support public service broadcasting, but the BBC trashed that years ago. The BBC now is almost akin to Soviet TV and radio. The BBC news broadcasts on TV have become unwatchable, just government propaganda lies, especially about “the virus” etc. Endless boring “interviews” on Skype with people droning on from their homes. I often wonder how many people now watch BBC News at all. Few, I think. It has become hugely boring. Not that that matters much to BBC staff who, like their 1980s Soviet counterparts are hugely overpaid for not rocking the boat…Meanwhile, the public is forced to pay for it all.

It will end in tears, with BBC staff forced to clean the pavements with their toothbrushes.

When things really (to use the contemporary phrase) “kick off” in the USA, UK, across mainland Europe, those who think that they can control the agenda and events because they —now— gang up on and denounce people to Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, the police etc, will find no hiding place themselves. Their Lilliputian binding ties will no longer protect them.

“Protect the NHS”? How about “Protect the patients of the NHS”?

Beaver re-introduction

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/beaver-trust-mammal-river-wild-otter-devon-law-native-species-a9674246.html

Britain and inventors

Saw this:

Britain in the 20th and 21st centuries has not much honoured its inventors. Sir Christopher Cockerell belatedly got a knighthood (surely the most devalued honour?) and a prize of £5,000 (worth ?£500,000 today) in the late 1960s for inventing the hovercraft.

How sad that hovercraft are now built in places like China, but not, as far as I know, the UK, where they were invented and also first built and first used as passenger transport.

Hovercraft are still being updated and built in China and elsewhere. A story repeated a hundred times in the past. Is there any need to repeat a long list? The man (British) who invented the wind-up radio, not the most stunning invention but extremely useful all the same [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trevor_Baylis] made lists of all the inventions invented by British people in Britain, but which had then been exploited mostly by others, whether in the USA, Germany, or latterly in China.

British people are often poor at blowing their own trumpet. From the World Wide Web to DNA and DNA fingerprinting, the hovercraft, the jet engine, radar. Just hundreds of things.

People will say, “well, what about Dyson?” and it is true that, if anyone has had the benefit of his own ingenuity, it is Dyson [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Dyson] but he is one inventor out of many; also, it is sad that he prioritized profit over continuing to manufacture his products in the UK, though I should not want to be too churlish: Dyson has ploughed back some profits into research and education.

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Pity about the decommissioning of those cross-Channel hovercraft. They would have been useful in dumping the migrant-invaders back on the beaches of the Pas de Calais. The invaders could be kept in the hold for the 40 min crossing, and hovercraft need no port facilities, just a suitable beach. Out you get!

Hitchens is right. For one thing, the number of deaths from or even “with” Coronavirus has been massively inflated. Even the government of clowns’ own advisers have admitted that (though still claim 40,000+). Secondly, direct civilian casualties in the UK from bombing and other enemy action during WW2 numbered around 67,000, so Piers Morgan is mistaken even in that respect, even taking the official, very inflated, “Covid-19” statistics as correct.

Piers Morgan is just a System mouthpiece.

As I have blogged earlier, both today and on other days, the BBC News on TV is pretty much unwatchable now. Bias and boredom. The “bias and boredom corporation”?

I think that that article would be well worth reading, but it is behind a paywall.

My little evening excursion

I went out to get fish and chips, something I do only once every couple of months. There is a shop on the rural/suburban A-road not far from me, about half a mile away, in a strip, or what an older generation called a “parade”, of small shops. While waiting for the fish to be fried, I bought a few Thunderball tickets at the nearby convenience store (there are about 6 or 7 small shops there, 3 of which sell takeaway food).

I noticed that the florist shop was closed up, with what I took to be (did not go to read it) a legal notice pasted on the window. The little video rental shop was also closed and dark (though it was always open at 7 in the evening), so it looks as though that has, in the old phrase, also probably “gone West”, as has, I suspect, a shop which sells, or sold, curtains and other soft furnishings. So out of about 7 shops (I think that another one closed a while ago), only 4 are still operating: fish and chips, a Chinese/Malay takeaway, an Indian takeaway, and the convenience store (part of a nationwide chain).

The economic depression (using the term in a lay sense) caused, not by “Coronavirus”, but by government action and stupidity has not yet fully hit. The effects are beginning to be seen, however. Dire. The headlines scream about Marks & Spencer or Debenhams sacking thousands of workers, but the real story (or another real story) is the above, but multiplied countless times across Britain. Small shops and other businesses closing down, probably forever.

What is the betting that, when unemployment soars into the many millions, it will be the mask-wearing fanatics, and the “lockdown” enthusiasts, and the typical Twitterati mob, that will be screaming about how the masses are suffering from low pay, no pay, low benefits, lack of decent housing (as the migrant-invaders flood in) and an NHS which is allowing untold thousands to die because undiagnosed and untreated?

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