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Diary Blog, 18 November 2022, with something about Kate Andrews, the IEA, and BBC Question Time

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[Kehlsteinhaus, Obersalzberg]

On this day a year ago

On the blog 5 years ago

Twitter

There is news that a significant number of Twitter employees are refusing to engage with Elon Musk and his wish to return freedom of expression to the platform.

To my mind, such wilful refusal to go along with the changes Musk wants to implement in Twitter shows that an intransigent core of intolerant “woke” activists has taken root in the Twitter organization, and needs to be rooted out.

It may be necessary to sack many of the existing employees and to recruit new people who believe in free speech.

Kate Andrews, BBC Question Time, the IEA etc

Kate Andrews is, as an individual, of no political importance. As a drone/puppet of the transnational conspiracy, however, and once employed by the so-called “think-tanks” the IEA and the Adam Smith Institute (and now at the Spectator, as Economics Editor), she is of significance.

Kate Andrews has a degree in International Relations and Philosophy from St. Andrew’s University, Scotland. She was born in London in 1990, but sounds American (possibly holds dual nationality). She attended school in an affluent part of Connecticut bordering Long Island Sound: see https://uk.linkedin.com/in/kate-andrews-1673a945. She has no formal qualification in economics.

Kate Andrews is 32 years old. She is believed to be married, but nothing is known publicly about the identity, nationality, or activity of her husband.

The IEA was founded by one Fisher [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antony_Fisher], who also founded about 150 other organizations, including the Adam Smith Institute. An important international conspirator, pro-Zionist etc.

Fisher’s granddaughter Rachel Whetstone [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rachel_Whetstone], who has held major positions at Facebook, Google, Netflix, and Uber, is married to the egregious Steve Hilton [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Hilton], the “blue sky thinker” (and waste of space) connected to the rotten misgovernment of David Cameron-Levita 2010-2015.

Rachel Whetstone herself once worked at Conservative Central Office. She was also, at one time, having an affair with Cameron-Levita’s stepfather-in-law, Viscount Astor: see https://www.dailymail.co.uk/columnists/article-314340/Love-Tory-Conservatives-golden-girl-married-man.html. A fact now expunged from Wikipedia.

See also: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/08/10/les-eminences-grises-of-dystopia/.

The “takeaway”? These people, these organizations, are all connected, and feed into the transnational conspiracy matrix.

We are in the first year of the present 33-year socio-political cycle. Socialism, as traditionally experienced, was largely killed off, in its various forms, in and after 1989, the last such significant year.

There is now a push by the transnational conspiracy or “consensus” to increase yet further the degree and scope of globalization, and also the destruction of white Europe (and indeed all white European race, culture, and civilization, worldwide). The Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan is just part of that [https://vk.com/@judi1964-coudenhove-kalergi-plan-stealth-genocide-against-the-peoples; and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalergi_Plan].

Another aspect is dystopian finance-capitalism. “The price of everything and the value of nothing“. It must be opposed, by any expedient means.

As for BBC Question Time, I myself have not sat down and watched that biased and outdated latter-day version of “Brains Trust” for many years.

Other tweets seen

…but, whether Twitter exists or not, there will still be (as of today) 666 mugs paying “Jack Monroe” up to £10 each, monthly, via the Patreon website…

Elon Musk is up against several connected pressure groups or tendencies, not least the Jew-Zionist lobby that wants Twitter to be open for any Jewish trolls to abuse, usually anonymously, but also wants Twitter to ban or expel anyone said Jew-Zionist lobby labels as “antisemitic“.

To be frank, and without —I hope— being too grandiose about it, if Twitter is not open to someone like me, then it is all but worthless anyway.

…and for British people, a tent in a field, if you have a tent and a field…

Eventually, we shall have to [REDACTED]…

Please refer to previous comment…

Many people have yet to understand that the UK is governed or misgoverned by The System, which has several faces for the masses to “support”, the two main ones being the Conservative Party and the Labour Party, neither of which does “what it says on the tin“…

One well-placed round should do it…

Great. Hard-core. Only thing is, the evildoer could hardly have understood what was coming at him so suddenly, so his suffering would have been minimized by that factor.

See also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marianne_Bachmeier.

I wonder whether that socio-political propaganda will backfire on the System’s msm drones. After all, for the ideas expressed to be featured at all must mean that those ideas are slowly influencing the mainstream public mind.

Keep on truckin’!

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

In Ireland too (see below):

Sadly, the Sinn Fein/IRA types seem to have surrendered to the Irish version of the transnational conspiracy (System)…

More tweets

…or Robert Carrier (?): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Carrier_(chef);

The tactics employed now by “Jack Monroe”/”Bootstrap Cook” are interesting. She has turned a blind eye to the (actually rather weak) Daily Mail report [https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-11403551/Row-anti-poverty-campaigner-Jack-Monroe-detractors-flares-up.html] which was only published yesterday. Not a word from her about it.

Instead, the “Bootstrap Cook” has ploughed on as if the report had never been printed. Apart from the odd reference in tweets to her “trolls” (meaning those raising legitimate concerns about her alleged “grifting”, “scamming” etc), she has also ignored the Twitterstorm which has now been raging for about 3 months.

Now, Bootstrap Cook tweets about anything but the criticism and reportage. About her apparent upcoming move. About how she has had to sell items (have we not been here before?) and (needless to add) about how expensive moving is (is that a hint that a few more donations would be welcome?).

I should have thought that, whatever the circumstances, someone whose Patreon income alone may run into figures above £6,000 a month in cash would have little difficulty in covering all the costs.

Late tweets

90% of the food I have seen (in photos) produced by the “Bootstrap Cook” has looked like a dog’s dinner (or worse). Some of the photos make me feel quite sick, if truth be known.

I have raised on the blog the question of where Russian prisoners of the Kiev regime are being kept, and under what conditions. The mainstream media in the West seem completely uninterested in this human rights issue. I have seen not one reporter on TV or journalist in print, or online, address the point, and there have been no TV news reports from any camps where the prisoners might be incarcerated.

Now it seems that Kiev-regime forces are, at least sometimes, taking no prisoners, or taking them then immediately despatching them. This is generally accepted to be a war crime.

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[Chateau Frontenac, Quebec]

Diary Blog, 20 October 2022

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[painting by Volegov]

On this day a year ago

Britain 2022

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11333825/Woman-took-photo-teen-groped-bus-station-case-shelved-lack-evidence.html

Read it. Remarkable even by the standards of Britain’s increasingly useless police forces.

A woman who took a picture of a teenager who groped her at a bus station was staggered to be told by police that the case would be shelved – due to a lack of evidence.

The force reopened the investigation only after the 25-year-old victim passed on her photographs of the tagged groper to her local newspaper.

When a journalist contacted Derbyshire Police, officers issued a public appeal and within days, Daniel Oakes had been arrested.”

[Daily Mail]

Note that the force involved was that of Derbyshire, whose extremely poor police spent inordinate amounts of time persecuting and eventually prosecuting the satirist and singer-songwriter Alison Chabloz at the behest of the malicious Jew-Zionist cabal, “Campaign Against Antisemitism” [“CAA”].

The same force was one of the worst during the “Covid” “panicdemic” as well, pointlessly bullying members of the public in various ways.

Derbyshire Police also has a very poor record in relation to detecting real crime. Not so surprising when you read the Daily Mail report above.

The readers’ comments are interesting. Here’s one;

Big Mac n Cheese, Derby, United Kingdom, 10 minutes ago

This is my local police farce. It seems the police are little more than window dressing these days. Not particularly interested in preventing or solving crime. Like with hospitals, surgery’s, schools, councils ect, standards have declined to a level that is totally unacceptable.”

[Daily Mail].

Another Daily Mail reader comments:

AndyJames445, London, United Kingdom, 1 hour ago

Police are useless as are the authorities. We are now in unprecedented times where everything in our society is breaking down and nothing works.”

[Daily Mail]

As those readers comment, it is not just the police— standards have been declining across the board: police, NHS, councils, central government, exams, schools, universities, you name it. Parliament too. I mean, look at the stupid woman posing as Prime Minister (Liz Truss), and her so-called “Deputy Prime Minister”, and Health Secretary (Therese Coffey). Look at the near-brawl in the House of Commons yesterday. And so on.

[Therese Coffey, Deputy Prime Minister and Health Secretary]
[Therese Coffey]
[Liz Truss, Prime Minister…]

Tweets seen

Inform, educate, entertain“, the original prescription of Lord Reith [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Reith,_1st_Baron_Reith].

What we now have is a multikulti agenda masquerading as “inform” (TV/radio news etc), a multikulti and Jew-Zionist agenda posing as “educate” (including huge amounts of “holocaust” farrago), and a vast amount of money spent on the “entertain” bit, most of which output is not entertaining in the slightest (and also serves that multikulti agenda, e.g. with blacks seen everywhere, even in period drama).

The Jew Shapps. Effectively an agent of Jew-Zionism and Israel. A former youth leader of the Zionist “B’nai B’rith” organization. A “dodgy” inhabitant of the Hertfordshire “Borshch Belt”, who sold get-rich-quick schemes in Parliament, using at least 3 aliases. Now posing as Home Secretary.

Another near-lunatic.

The UK could, under a real British government, call a halt to the demonization of Russia, restore both trading and cultural links with Russia, and distance the UK from NATO, or at least be more independent (as France is, with its force de frappe).

Britain would then be able to access Russian gas (via a new pipeline direct to the UK) at cheap or very cheap prices. Britain would see a whole new future open up for it.

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True, though Steve Hilton is himself a “three pound note”— useless. I blogged about him, about Dominic Cummings, and about Brendan Bracken, a few years ago:

The System relies on complete or near-complete “control”, which was one reason there was such a massive campaign against Corbyn, spearheaded by the Jew-Zionist element.

Liz Truss, by reason of her sheer lack of ability, threatens System “stability”. She will, therefore, be removed, to put in place a (superficially) better Prime Minister-figure.

Land, the ultimate reservoir of wealth.

Haven’t I seen that somewhere before?

I seem to recall seeing a piece in one of the newspaper magazines (in the days, long ago, when both they and their parent newspapers were designed for intelligent, reasonably-cultured British adults) about Hampstead Garden Suburb [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hampstead_Garden_Suburb], and about how the entire population of the UK (as it then was) could in theory be housed in a radius of 30 miles or so around London, at that density. Maybe 35 miles, now.

Not that I particularly favour the layout of Hampstead Garden Suburb (I knew a lady who lived there, about 30 years ago), but there are worse places to live in the world, or in the UK for that matter.

More tweets

As Peter Oborne laid out in this recent piece;

and…there we have it:

The ignorant, talentless “ho”, devoid of any real education or culture, devoid of any understanding of the British people, has quit (after saying just yesterday that she was “not a quitter“). Well, no more a lie than anything else she, “Boris”-idiot, Theresa May, David Cameron-Levita-Schlumberger and others in the Westminster monkeyhouse have said over the past 12 years.

Ha ha. She will not even get the £115,000 a year all other recent Prime Minister retirees have received (though I have seen tweets to the contrary).

I thought that two months was the shortest time allowing an outgoing prime minister to get the cash. Is that 2 calendar months, or 8 weeks? I do not know.

So far she has “served” 6 weeks and 2 days, so I suppose she might still make at least 8 weeks, and so (?) breast the tape. She has “resigned” as of today, or so the news reports say. Does that mean her term ends as of now? How can she then get the cash?

Reading the reports, it looks as though the official dates will be massaged to allow her to get the cash.

They really do not know their (collective) **** from their elbow.

Naturally, in our rigged more or less binary electoral system, the people look to Labour now, but “Labour” is just another face of the System. Look at the System drones in the Shadow Cabinet— Yvette Cooper, Lisa Nandy, Rachel Reeves. All Labour Friends of Israel, none willing to commit to the Triple Lock on State Pensions, none willing to commit to raising State benefits in line with inflation.

We could be looking at a Labour government every bit as bad as the “Conservative” ones of recent years.

I should imagine that the Conservative Party will try to install someone who will sit as Prime Minister for the next year or two, in the hope that, over time, the opinion polls will swing at least somewhat back to a position whereby maybe half the Conservative seats will be saved. An election now means a near-wipeout for the Conservative Party.

Still, who knows what is really going on behind the scenes, in the hidden ruling circles?

That valete shows a stunning lack of understanding of her defaults, and also a lack of understanding of international affairs. Putin may “menace” the Jew Zelensky and his Kiev regime; he certainly does not “threaten the security of our whole continent”.

Indeed, Russia is struggling to keep a tenth of Ukraine under occupation. How then (even if he wanted to) could Putin threaten the security of Europe as a whole, or even the “near-abroad” of the Baltic States?

Just Stop Oil

Those idiots talk about “people freezing in their homes” but their solution to that is —wait for it— to restrict new sources of oil and gas! The educational system in the UK needs a radical overhaul, needs to teach young people how to reason…

Start kicking them. They cannot even stop you, because they have glued themselves to the road. Alternatively, reroute the traffic, and at the same time spray those bastards (male, female, old as well as young) with freezing water, continuing for hours, for days, until they either unglue themselves or beg to be arrested.

If they get away with these actions, they will escalate their sub-terrorism.

Liz Truss

When Liz Truss became Prime Minister, I predicted the following, in such terms: that I would be “surprised” if her term lasted as long as the end of 2022, and “astonished” if she lasted as long as Spring 2023. One gold tick for this blog…

No wonder that journalists, MPs, ministers of foreign governments etc read this blog.

Late tweets seen

Just bought a half-bottle of Lanson Black Label Brut (at less than half-price— £9.19), and may decide to keep it until Gates snuffs it.

Interesting.

Ha ha. There is the typical ignorant msm drone for you. A journalist who has no idea that Hugh Carleton Greene and Hughie Green were not one and the same! See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Greene and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hughie_Green.

At least Mr. Bale’s Twitter profile has elements of honesty (“Travelling the world (again) and talking bollocks. Fortunate to have been at Reuters, FT, News, Microsoft, CNN and CPI.”)

Quite…

This is not the “USA” (or “UK”, on a smaller scale). It is not even the Jew-Zionist element, not entirely. It is the NWO, the New World Order conspiracy, at work. The NWO wants to not only trammel and control Russia, but to destroy its proper future by enfolding it as another part of the Western jigsaw.

Ha ha. Still, good news that the Swedes are finally starting to wake up.

They are finally having to realize that multiculturalism does not work; it certainly cannot result in any sort of decent society.

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Diary Blog, 7 September 2022, with thoughts about Russia, Ukraine, and NATO expansion since the 1990s, as well as the new Liz Truss Cabinet, and Ukrainian “refugees”

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[Berlin, Reichskanzlei (destroyed 1945)]

On this day a year ago

Tweets and thoughts about Russia, Ukraine, and NATO expansion since the 1990s

I remember Bill Bradley from when I lived in New Jersey in the early 1990s. One of those “best President (or Prime Minister) who never made it” figures, like (in the UK) Rab Butler, Enoch Powell etc. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Bradley.

On the main question here, the Russia-Ukraine situation, we see above a number of figures from, inter alia, the U.S. State Department, the CIA, the British Foreign Office, not to mention the American, Australian and other political establishments, all warning against NATO expansionism and against stoking Ukrainian political and military aggressiveness.

Few of those political and diplomatic figures can be, plausibly, written off as “Russian shills” and the like, as we see all too often written on Twitter and elsewhere, as the unthinking “I stand with Ukraine” mob bay for anything up to and even including nuclear war with Russia.

The disastrous policy of actively supporting the Jew-Zionist kleptocracy in Kiev headed (or figureheaded) by Zelensky is bad enough in itself (and is soon going to result in recession and/or stagflation in the UK and the EU) but, worse than that, may develop into a military situation between NATO and Russia which may then slip or slide into a nuclear conflict which would devastate the UK, much of Europe, the industrialized parts of Russia, and the cities of the USA.

Other tweets seen

I may not like moneygrubbing expenses cheat and Bilderberger, Ed Balls, and the same goes (double) for his venal, hypocritical, “refugees welcome” (but not in her own several homes) wife, Yvette Cooper, but it has to be said that Balls is a trained economist, and did criticize at the time the ludicrously wrongheaded “austerity” nonsense put forward by the part-Jews David Cameron-Levita and George Osborne from 2010-2015, a policy which has run Britain threadbare.

Ukrainian “refugees”

I recently posted on the blog this Daily Mail account from a no doubt well-meaning Jewish woman in the UK who signed up for the Government scheme to host Ukrainian “refugees”: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11182855/Why-Im-glad-Ukrainian-refugee.html.

A salutary tale, and one which I have just reread, this time also reading many of the readers’ comments. Some had had similar experiences.

I was reminded, reading all that, of an experience of my own.

Over twenty years ago (how time flies in this world when one is no longer young), I was invited, with my wife, to the wedding of a friend, and former teacher at a language school where I had been a part-time student in the early 1980s.

I have mentioned Ig [Ignat] Avsey a couple of times in the past on this blog. https://www.theguardian.com/education/2013/dec/09/ignat-avsey-obituary

I had become very friendly in the late 1980s and early 1990s with Ig, a noted translator of Dostoyevsky; Ig was divorced (from decades before) and lived in a semi-detached house with a large garden, in North Finchley (London outskirts).

Ig worked at a language school near Warren Street, in Central London, an institute where most of the Russian-language faculty were exiles of one sort or another. He himself had been born in Latvia between the world wars; when he was 14, his family fled to Germany, at the end of WW2, and as the Red Army advanced from the East. They had then settled in the UK.

I sometimes enjoyed a drink, and occasionally a curry in Drummond Street (also near Warren Street), with Ig and one or other of his friends, such as “Uncle John”, a divorced fellow whose wife, Alla from Leningrad, was another language teacher of mine at one time, or with Guy Churchill, a pleasant retiree and one-time SAS soldier (during the Malayan Emergency of the 1950s), who had the odd habit (never seen before or since) of breaking the filter tips off his cigarettes before smoking them.

Ig was rather eccentric, and sometimes did things which were very surreal, as when he took me, for no obvious reason, to have tea with the writer, Doris Lessing [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doris_Lessing], at a cafe-bar near the language school. A strange, awkward, rather Kafkaesque experience.

It never occurred to me that Ig, not far off retirement age, might remarry and so compromise his bachelor life of Russo-Soviet culture, beer, and collecting railway clocks (several were in the main room of his house). I was therefore surprised to be invited to his wedding, at a Register Office somewhere on the extension of Edgware Road, far up that road, maybe near Brent Cross (I cannot now exactly recall).

My wife and I attended the short ceremony, and met the bride. She was Russian but had been resident in Latvia, where Ig had met her (not sure where or how; possibly at a bus stop or the like). She was supposedly mid-twenties (my wife thought older), and looked a bit lost amid Ig’s rather grey-haired friends, who included a couple of occasional teachers of mine at that language school, one being a one-time Army linguist (and keeper of goats), another being Gerald Brooke, who had spent 4 years in prison near Moscow before being swapped for the Krogers: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerald_Brooke; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morris_Cohen_(spy); https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lona_Cohen.

That was the wedding. Some time later, Ig asked me to take his new wife to lunch at Lincoln’s Inn. She was friendly, pleasant, and told me that she had a law degree from Latvia, maybe Riga.

Scroll forward. My wife and I took on the lease of a large country house, one of the largest in North Cornwall.

We invited Ig and his wife to stay for the weekend. They arrived, but right from the start there was something wrong. For one thing, in a cold autumn, Ig’s wife came in a short dress, no coat, no gloves, perhaps unaware of how cold a large English country house can be, despite large fuel bills (one January, I spent nearly £700 on oil alone; plus coal and firewood. £700, in one month, 20 years ago).

Ig’s wife was actually quite rude from the start, not at all friendly to my wife, treated her like a serf, did not offer any help or whatever (we had the big house, but not any domestic staff as such), and just seemed to be sulking constantly. We assumed that the ill-matched couple had had a spat on the way down.

Anyway, after a weekend which —without going into great detail— tested my wife’s patience to the hilt, and when the pair were almost ready to go home, my wife thought to take some extra towels to their room (the house had originally had 26 bedrooms). She saw that Ig’s new wife’s suitcase was open on the bed; on top of the contents, a silk scarf belong to my wife, from Hermes. Ig’s wife had actually stolen the silk scarf (and other items, including bottles of scent) and placed them in her suitcase. The item were retrieved, and a diplomatic way found to raise the matter with the guest/thief.

Not an entirely successful weekend.

After that, I received calls from Ig’s Russian friends, begging me to think of a way to “save him from that stupid girl, who knows nothing but films and fashion“.

In fact, Ig did try to divorce her, after he overheard her talking to her mother in Riga, and the pair plotting to divorce him and so get half of his quite valuable house. In the end, the divorce never happened, despite preliminary court hearings.

Ig was prevailed upon to change his mind and, looking at that Guardian obit, they seem to have remained married until his death some 11 years later. I hope that the woman was not unkind to Ig in his last years, because he was a good fellow, but I never saw him after the disastrous weekend, and only spoke to him a couple of times when (maybe at her instigation) he wanted to bring her down again to Cornwall. I could not put my wife through that sort of nonsense again, though.

I presume that that woman got his house, I believe worth (in 2013) about £800,000 (and I suppose worth twice that much now), and other financial benefits.

However, not all Russians, Ukrainians etc can be tarred with the same brush. For example, I knew one girl (from Kiev) who was offered marriage by a British diplomat (who became an ambassador only about 2 years later) but refused him.

Many Russians (and, no doubt, Ukrainians too) are very fine people, but they come from a very different cultural and social background than English people. History has been harsh in those regions, and attitudes are fashioned out of such history.

Liz Truss Cabinet

Mirabile dictu! I agree with James O’Brien on something…

The main surprise is that Nadine Dorries is not there, it being rumoured that she is about to be elevated to the Lords. Well, why not? After all, a woman (Michelle Mone) who faked a “success story” about her insolvent bra company is there, as are several absurd black women, one of whom is only there because her son was killed in a scuffle with white yobs at a bus stop. Just a few examples of the deadheads in the House of Lords (Oona King is another one).

I was just looking at the new Cabinet: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-62796077. Jesus Christ…

Incidentally, the blog has had thousands of hits in the past few days, one of the most popular posts being my 2019 (with updates since then) assessment of the new Health Secretary, Therese Coffey: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/09/16/deadhead-mps-an-occasional-series-the-therese-coffey-story/.

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In principle, correct, but there is no mechanism, as we have seen in recent years, for the public to be able to dispense with even the most ridiculous Prime Minister, until given an opportunity at a general election.

Another humiliation for Britain, having this ridiculous creature as Foreign Secretary, complete with his “degree” in Hospitality Management from West London Poly.

Like several other Conservative Party MPs, Cleverly started a company when he was trying to launch a political career, so that it would look good on his CV. A number of such companies are more or less fakes, designed to pad out otherwise unimpressive CVs. In Cleverly’s case, his company turned over less than £551 in 2008, its supposed first full year of operation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Cleverly#Early_life_and_education. Its net assets were around £1,000: https://find-and-update.company-information.service.gov.uk/company/06424833/filing-history.

In fact, apart from a couple of years as a sales manager, Cleverly seems not to have had a job for much of his life, unless you include his Territorial Army officer activity. He was never commissioned into the Regular Army, by reason of a supposed leg injury (unspecified); nor is it known whether he dropped out of Sandhurst or other training institution.

A couple more bits of news about the new Cabinet

That little pissant Robert Jenrick, a total puppet of the Jew-Zionist/Israel lobby, has been appointed a Minister of State despite his very “questionable” links to Jew property speculators.

Jewish wife; children brought up as if full-Jew. Completely in the Zionist pocket.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/sep/07/robert-jenrick-and-steve-baker-return-to-frontbench-as-ministers-of-state.

Sacked as a Secretary of State previously, so in effect a demotion.

The other news is that ex-officer Johnny Mercer, who seemed like a rare breath of fresh air in the Commons at first (but who, disappointingly, turned out to be a moneygrubber, at least from what I have read), has been kicked out of Government, and his wife, seeing the extra salary etc disappearing up the chimney, is livid.

I suppose that Mercer was hoping against hope to be appointed at some later stage as Defence Secretary, though his “bring it on!” rhetoric about nuclear war with Russia hardly inspired confidence in his judgment.

As for Mercer’s wife, Felicity, of whom I knew nothing until today, I award her 9 out of 10 for honesty, 1 out of 10 for diplomacy, and another 9 out of 10 for making my day more amusing.

Late tweets

You see that sort of thing all the time on Twitter— a cavalcade of talking heads, supposed “comedians”, sports talking heads etc, all paying lip-service to the BBC which, in most cases, pays them. Sickening homage to patronage.

Look at that Sweet bastard (whoever he is). Begging for state censorship.

Louise Mensch. A blast from the past, now just a washed-up, divorced Twitter twit who, after I was —both wrongfully and unlawfully— disbarred in 2016, actually tweeted directly to me, threatening (ignorantly) to have me disbarred in New York as well. Never heard anything more about it.

Louise Mensch was, inter alia, a drug abuser, and admitted that her drug abuse “messed up her head“. A rock “music” “groupie” at one time long ago (when at University), who became, at least metaphorically, an Israel- lobby “groupie” later.

Politically, completely irrelevant.

[Louise Mensch smoking drugs]

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

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[Motherland monument, Kiev]

And peace will defeat war“…

Diary Blog, 12 August 2022

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[Hampshire]

On this day a year ago

The “Glorious 12th”

12 August, and the start of the open season for grouse in England.

About 4% of England consists of grouse moor, some 1.3M acres, and almost all (as much as 99%) of that is in private hands.

Even leaving aside the ethics of shooting living birds “for fun”, this is not good. The red grouse is increased in number by reason of being bred for the shoot, and a few other species (curlew, lapwing etc) may also be helped, but many others (both birds and ground animals) are persecuted and their numbers reduced by direct action of gamekeepers and/or by habitat loss.

A clip from a year ago:

The grouse moors should mostly be rewilded. That would aid nature conservation, also conserve water, and improve aesthetics as well.

See also: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/aug/05/britains-national-parks-dominated-by-driven-grouse-moors-says-study (bear in mind that national parks in the UK, unlike most other countries, consist mostly of privately-held land, albeit subject to a special regime of law and regulation).

The BBC has lost both its authority and its reason to exist

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11104023/Former-BBC-presenter-Sue-Cook-blasts-corporation-woke-Nigel-Farages-TV-show.html.

Former  Crimewatch presenter Sue Cook has criticised the BBC’s ‘shameful’ reporting, claiming the broadcaster is concerned with ticking ‘woke boxes’….

…she accused the corporation of not wanting to ‘question anything’, particularly during the pandemic, as she claimed the BBC is no longer the ‘absolute national institution’ that it used to be.

Sadly it’s not looking very good,’ she told Nigel Farage on his GB News show Talking Pints. ‘It was an absolute national institution and a huge treasure, and I think they still do some good dramas although not quite as good as they used to be.

‘You see all the woke boxes being ticked, as the cast comes on.’

Miss Cook added: ‘The foreign correspondents are still second to none – people like Frank Gardner and Jeremy Bowen and Orla Guerin are wonderful. But the news-gathering is really quite shameful. And they don’t seem to want to question anything.’

She lambasted the BBC for its Covid coverage.

‘It is shameful,’ she said. ‘Throughout lockdown did anybody ever ask, “Why?” How are children going to be affected if you’re closing schools? How are university students affected if you’re shutting universities? Knife crime went up. Was there any journalism about that?’

‘In my day we’d have found out the truth.”

[Daily Mail]

Suella Braverman

The above tweets are not completely accurate. For one thing, a lawyer qualified and/or licensed to practice in one or more states of the USA is not, thereby, a “US Attorney“. This is an irritating error that one sees quite often, not only in tweets by ignorant persons on Twitter, but even in UK newspapers.

A U.S. Attorney is, quite specifically, an attorney who is a Federal prosecutor. I have met a number of them.

Someone qualified to practise law in one or more states of the USA is merely an attorney, not a “US Attorney”, and that is so whether or not a US citizen. The correct term would be “American attorney”, or simply “attorney”.

As for Suella Braverman’s default(s), the tweets below explain the situation quite well. It seems that (like me), Suella Braverman qualified for the New York Bar [Bar of the State of New York] and then, also like me, either never practised there, or ceased to live and practise in New York or other part of the USA.

I myself paid my New York Bar dues for years (I think USD $300 every couple of years) until, circa 2010, I realized that it was money thrown away, and that I would never return to work as a lawyer in the USA. I was therefore and thenceforth “delinquent” in terms of non-payment, though (as far as I know) was never actually suspended from practice.

Water under the bridge now in any event for me and, presumably, also for Suella Braverman.

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London. Zoo…

You just know that, even if the amount of money given to the police doubled overnight, they would still be trying to act like a poundland KGB rather than doing their proper job. They would double down on “anti-racism”, “anti-Semitism”, anti-“trans” nonsense etc, “Covid” (etc) nonsense. Why? Because the groups and (((cabals))) behind all that have wormed their way into various police forces, government, and of course the (((occupied))) msm. My own most recent experience: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2022/01/15/diary-blog-15-january-2022-including-an-outline-of-the-failure-of-the-latest-jew-zionist-attempt-to-prosecute-me/.

As my above post and others indicate, this is far from being a London problem alone. Other police forces have shown themselves also stupid and incompetent, including those of Derbyshire, Devon and Cornwall, and Essex. I might add Hampshire to that list, looking at what happened to me on several occasions from 2014 to January this year.

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So much for “unprecedented” drought conditions in Europe.

Europe’s population is now far larger than it was in 1616, leading to greater demand for water but, on the other side of the scales, we have resources that the people of 17thC Europe did not have— large reservoirs, desalination, piping, pumping, cloud-seeding, and artesian wells etc (artesian water was first accessed by drilling in the 12thC, but in a very primitive and limited way compared to what is possible today: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artesian_aquifer).

So mediocre is Sunak, that the implication of the question does not seem to hit him immediately.

It is so easy for people from wealthy or at least affluent backgrounds to create a good-looking CV, and so pose as hugely educated and/or intelligent. Look at the “Boris”-idiot buffoon.

… and why do so many of our befuddled population think that all of the above, and more (mass immigration, low pay, low pensions and other benefits, the police not doing their proper job but acting as a poundland KGB etc) can be put to one side just because some supposedly “national” football, cricket, or rugby team wins some meaningless televized pleb-fest somewhere?

I prefer my own kind of coffee…

The Jew-Zionist Zelensky regime in Kiev may not be winning the attritional war in Eastern Ukraine, but has certainly won the propaganda war, so far. Not so unexpected. Almost all Jews in the West support the Kiev regime, and have done from the start of the conflict. Jews permeate the Western mainstream media.

Those factors have meant uncritical acceptance of everything put out by Zelensky and his cabal, and a completely biased, one-sided, view of the war.

What is so absurd about both Sunak and Truss (and Starmer, for that matter) is that none of those System drones actually have any vision, not even to the extent, limited as it was, of Blair and Brown (and others).

Pitiful.

The migration invasion continues, with UK government UK “Opposition”, UK “authorities”, Royal Navy, Border Farce, and RNLI, inter alia, complicit.

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[El Generalife, Granada, Spain; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generalife]

Diary Blog, 17 July 2022

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On this day a year ago

So much for “freedom”

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11020887/Fired-dared-advocate-marriage-man-woman.html

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In case you cannot read the very small print, the number for the UK is 5 (not all white anyway, of course); France, Germany = both 6 (also not all white). You get the picture. The Great Replacement. White Genocide.

Tugendhat is only part-Jew, but the ingrained influence comes out all the time.

Liz Truss, the sort of stupid and jargon-spouting careerist idiot all too common in the UK, both in politics and elsewhere (the law, commerce, local government etc).

I liked her reference to the Prime Minister of Ireland as “the Irish tea-sock“).

I wonder how long it will be before Russian arms are exported to countries or groups who want to attack American installations around the world? Just a thought…

Alastair Campbell interview

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/jul/17/alastair-campbell-tory-leadership-truss-rest-is-politics-podcast-interview

Quite interesting. Supports proportional representation (now, though never did during the years of Blair/Brown supremacy).

Also:

“[Q] You know what it takes to be a prime minister. How have you felt looking down that grim list of Tory runners and riders?
[A] That cabinet that sat down with Boris Johnson – I can’t, for example, imagine any of them being in the same room as Margaret Thatcher. They wouldn’t have been allowed to carry her handbag. Why is the country allowing – yet again – 160,000 mostly very old and similar people to choose the country’s leader?

I think we are watching the current system breaking.

We have newspapers that are not newspapers…When I was a journalist on the Mirror, I was friendly with Labour politicians, but I never hid it. Now you see Allegra Stratton, say, “objectively” talking up how well Rishi Sunak’s campaign is put together. And you think: “Well, maybe you should also mention he was best man at your wedding?”

[Guardian]

Some good points. The msm has become more or less the mouthpiece of government over the past couple of decades, something that (arguably) became pervasive under Blair and Brown but has become simply intolerable over the past decade or so.

Look at the BBC. Simply a propaganda megaphone for the multikulti society, mass immigration, “refugees welcome” nonsense, Black Lives Matter nonsense, “Covid” nonsense (inc. facemask nonsense, “social distancing” nonsense, “test and trace” nonsense, and “vaccine” nonsense) and, most recently, “pro-Ukraine” (meaning pro the Jewish regime in Kiev) nonsense.

Green England continues to be trashed

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jul/17/infuriating-building-of-cambridgeshire-new-town-threatens-wildlife-habitat

Developers building speculative housing estates for aspirational “wiggers” and immigrants etc.

I am against most such developments on principle, not least because, without mass immigration, there would be no “housing shortage”. They destroy the countryside, and indeed existing villages and towns.

I also oppose most such developments because they rarely plan for sufficient infrastructure such as roads, parking, proper green parks and playgrounds. Another point is the almost invariably banal architecture.

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Keir Starmer has yet to learn a basic fact about behaving as a puppet for “them”— no matter how much you bow down to “them”, no matter how loyal you show yourself to be to Israel and the Jewish lobby, and even if (like Starmer) you have a Jewish wife and half-Jewish children (being brought up in all the well-known tribal customs), you remain on probation. One wrong word, one small act of which “they” disapprove, and the scream goes up…

Not when the “British” MPs concerned are in the pocket of the Jewish lobby…

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…and still they come, thousands of the bastards. Awaiting them— a hotel room, full board, free medical, various other freebies such as mobile telephones, laptop computers etc, and a weekly stipend of £40 (in many cases more) pocket money.

As Enoch Powell remarked in 1968 of mass immigration (on a tiny scale, though, compared to today), “We must be mad, literally mad“…(to allow it).

The majority will always be easily fooled, unfortunately.

Not at all “incredible“. Johnson is a part-Jew, part-Levantine poseur, born in New York, mainly brought up in the USA and Belgium. He is foreign, at root, albeit with a veneer of Englishness via Eton and Oxford.

Anyway, the bastard is now looking at how to make money scribbling and after-dinner speaking once he oozes out of office. He is paying little if any notice to the UK’s needs, and in any case is so incompetent that it would make no difference if he did; in fact, that might be worse.

Johnson is pushing the “Ukraine” stuff because of self-interest.

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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zygmunt_Stojowski]
[Mill Colonnade, Karlovy Vary —former Carlsbad— Czech Republic]

Diary Blog, 13 July 2022

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On this day a year ago

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When, though, will “Prison Planet” Watson carry through, identifying the group or cabal responsible for the continuing war on free speech in the UK?

In fact, the ZOG MPs in the Commons are panicking as they try to force through the fraudulent “Online Safety Bill”: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2022/jul/13/online-safety-bill-tories-free-speech-david-davis.

Once again, much of society runs scared from a condition which is taken care of in almost all cases by a couple of paracetomol tablets and a few days’ rest. Pathetic.

We tend to think (or used to think) that it was very odd that people, only a few hundred years ago, in the 15th and 16th centuries, were hounded and even executed for speaking in favour of a particular theory of cosmology or theology.

We in the West also thought, during the Soviet period, how odd that people in the Soviet Union or its satellites could be imprisoned, or even executed, for not going along with the “reality” imposed by a half-crazy regime.

Well, look now: many European countries imposing quasi-mediaeval laws against “holocaust” “denial” (free historical research and publication) at the instigation of the Jew/Israel lobby, while “Black Lives Matter”, “trans” activist loonies and others try to restrict freedom of expression in the USA, UK and elsewhere. Behind it, or most of it, “them”. (((Them))).

We know what has to be done, but are “not allowed” to express it openly.

Most of those girls would not have been exploited had they and society more reasoned “racism” and “discrimination”. Fact. As it was, though, they were bombarded from a young age by “anti-racist” propaganda. Behind much of it, at the strategic level? Yes, “them” (((again))).

It is still happening.

We must purge several milieux in the UK, starting with almost everyone and everything in the msm, both print and broadcast media. Not just journalist-liars and “commentators” all singing from the same basic hymn-sheet, but most comedians, many scribblers etc. Take away their rice-bowls. Close down the BBC and other TV stations. Eliminate the corrupters.

Suella Braverman

Looking at the Conservative Party leadership contest, I saw part of an interview with Suella Braverman. Unimpressive. Her knowledge-level is inadequate for the role she wishes to play. Indeed, many have said that she should even never have been appointed Attorney-General (and, with that, granted automatic letters-patent as Queen’s Counsel).

There was a time when any barrister who became an MP could apply to become QC, and be granted it on the nod, which is how otherwise unlikely barristers such as John Mortimer (the Rumpole writer) got the rank. Now no longer so.

Ironic in a way, that it is now more difficult for barristers who are MPs to apply for letters-patent to become “QC” when, for all other barristers, it has never been easier. About 10% of all practising barristers are now “QC”. Devalued, like most other ranks, titles, and honours these days.

Husband is one “Rael Braverman”. Jewish? She herself, though, identifies religiously with Buddhism, not with Judaism or her original Hinduism (mother was a Hindu, father may have been Roman Catholic, having originated in Goa).

Suella Braverman, though, must have been born under a lucky star in that, from being a run-of-the-mill barrister, she is now, only 7 years later, at age 42, in the running (in theory) to be leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister.

Even the Spectator is not too impressed by her: https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/does-suella-braverman-understand-welfare-

Pop. The sound of a balloon being burst. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suella_Braverman.

She seems to be in favour of free speech, though. Credit where due.

Tobias Ellwood

Look which gung-ho “let’s fight Russia” MP seems to lack the most basic moral courage and decency: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/jul/13/tobias-ellwood-home-attacked-after-tory-mp-ran-over-local-cat.

Drove over a cat, failed to stop, later claimed not to have known. Also showed his lack of empathy by “offering to buy a replacement animal“. What? “A replacement“?! You cannot “replace” a dear animal friend.

The Hawas family, owners of the cat, did not want to speak in detail about the cat’s death, but a family member told the Daily Mail: “We just want to mourn our cat. We want nothing to do with Tobias Ellwood.” [Guardian].

Ellwood is very tied-up with the NWO/ZOG matrix, and the Jew-Zionist lobby. He is a fairly senior “Reserve” (TA, as was) officer, attached to the rather notorious psychological warfare unit, 77th Brigade: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/77th_Brigade_(United_Kingdom); https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/77th_Brigade_(United_Kingdom)#Activities.

One aspect of that report made me laugh, albeit bitterly, at the cretinous mindset of a possibly typical Conservative Party voter: “Julie Holland, 61, who lives opposite the former vicarage owned by Stephanie Hawa, also 61, was also not sympathetic to the MP. Holland, who owns a cat called Boris, named after the prime minister, and a dog called Stanley, after Johnson’s father, said: ‘It’s a disgrace. If he had done that to my cat I would have done something about it. But, she added: “I’m still a supporter.”” [Guardian].

More on the Conservative leadership contest

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11009845/Blow-Rishi-Sunak-Tory-MPs-brace-vote-TODAY.html

Results of latest Tory leadership knockout at 5PM: Blow for Rishi as bombshell poll finds frontrunner would LOSE to Liz Truss OR Penny Mordaunt in head-to-head ballot of party members – as MPs finish voting to decide who will stay in contest.” [Daily Mail].

Well, guess what? Most rank-and-file Conservative Party members would actually quite like to be led by someone who is English (i.e. white). What a surprise. They do not want a party leader or Prime Minister who is Indian, Pakistani, or African.

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I wonder who these “activists” etc are? Probably “them” (((them))).

I have still not seen GB News. I doubt that I ever shall, or will ever regret not having seen it.

How? Mainly because there are groups or cabals working to destroy any vestige of national feeling in the young and very young. They have infiltrated the schools via the (often poor-quality) teaching staff.

Roma gypsies, hordes of them…

The Conservative party leadership contest is a classic example of a rigged “false choice” election. Not one candidate who is really social-national (even slightly), and most candidates Jew or non-white.

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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, 2 June 2022

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[Old Orangerie, Marianske Lazne (former Marienbad), Czech Republic]

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In the Germany of the mid/late 1930s, such weather was called “Fuhrerwetter“…

[1930s, Nuremberg: the Bund Deutscher Madel make display]

Twitter trivia news

Quite a few tweets seen this morning talking about the “suspension” (expulsion?) of the “Andrea Urban Fox” Twitter account. I have seen, in the past, a few tweets from that person (who seems to be tied up with the Jew-Zionists in some way). Not one tweet was of any interest whatever. Just rubbish. Why do so many people post meaningless rubbish on Twitter, and in some cases for hours daily? I can only suppose that it gives them something to do.

I cannot remember now whether Andrea Urban Fox ever tweeted about me. I think that she may have done, critically, and several years ago. No matter, anyway.

Maybe now, if the “suspension” actually turns out to be a permanent expulsion, “Andrea Urban Fox” will find something useful to do with her day(s).

[Update, same day: that Twitter account was reinstated, for whatever reason. Twitter, apart from now being far more dull than it once was (the result of the censorship, and expulsion of interesting tweeters such as David Icke, Alison Chabloz, me —if I may be a little immodest— and many others), is a mess in terms of how it works. Will Elon Musk really proceed with its acquisition? He seems too intelligent.]

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The “problem” (((problem))) is by no means confined to the USA. “They” try to get the non-whites to believe that the you-know-whos are on the side of the blacks and browns. No, they are playing the non-whites off against white Europeans, in a strategy of Zionist supremacism.

Oh, and that (((one))) is as much a genuine “Stewart” as I am a genuine “Liebowitz”! See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Stewart#Early_life_and_education.

https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2022/5/24/what-is-putins-end-game-in-ukraine

I agree with both of the above tweets. In what world are those people worth that pay? When Justin Webb returned to the UK after having spent several years in Washington for the BBC, he was asked the main difference between the UK and USA, and trotted out the old story about the younger man looking at another man”s very expensive car and exclaiming either (UK) “he should not have such a car” or (USA) “one day I shall have such a car“. Trite, tired, mediocre, and actually quite inaccurate (the story, Justin Webb, and indeed the BBC). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justin_Webb.

The BBC is out of its time, really. Its output is now certainly not of higher quality than that of its competitors, and as for it being “ad-free”, not so; it advertises itself and its output constantly, and shows government propaganda quite often (as well as in its shows).

The BBC receives excessive funding via the “licence fee” system, a tax by any other word, enforced by bailiff-like enforcement staff. Even today, there are people (often poor single mothers etc) in prison for (following court order) not paying, or being able to pay, that bloody “licence fee”.

Now I read that the best of the BBC TV channels, BBC Four, is going to be axed to save money! The only decent part of the BBC left. It really is time to get rid of the BBC’s “licence fee” funding and make it compete on a level with the other channels (now numbered in the dozens).

I might take a different view, were the BBC on a higher general cultural level, but that is not the case (even on BBC2) now, and has not been so for decades. As said, the best bit of the output, on BBC Four, is going to be axed.

As for BBC Radio— appalling. Radio 4 is almost entirely unlistenable now, while Radio 3 has been greatly dumbed down.

Get rid. Take away Justin Webb’s (and others’) rice bowls.

Talking of the BBC, I was interested to see that a son of the poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko, one Sasha Yevtushenko, is now a BBC radio producer: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sasha_Yevtushenko. Aged 43, apparently.

I recall meeting the then very young (maybe about 4-y-o, cannot quite recall) Sasha Yevtushenko, sometime in the early 1980s, when at Bournemouth with my then girlfriend, who was a friend of his mother, the third wife of the poet.

The maternal grandmother of Sasha Yevtushenko lived in some expensive part of Bournemouth, very close to the sea, and had one of those Victorian wooden beach huts in which people change for swimming, which huts now sell, sometimes, for tens or even hundreds of thousands of pounds. That one was on a quasi-private beach.

Despite the hot weather, we were the only people there. It was like a small cove, as I remember. I also remember the almost (?) hyperactive little boy holding the door handle from the outside, shouting out “Nilzya!” (“Not allowed!” in Russian) repeatedly and (for no reason) refusing to allow me to exit the wooden hut. There were small windows in the door. I could see him holding the handle.

What can a polite guest do? One can hardly force open the door and possibly hurt the small child, no matter how peculiar his behaviour. In the end his mother called him.

I blogged about the poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yevgeny_Yevtushenko] some years ago. See https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/04/04/yevgeny-yevtushenko-darcus-howe-and-the-msm-cultural-musings/.

How time flies in a life: it seems not hugely long ago that an odd little boy was shouting out in Russian while imprisoning me in a beach hut. Now, the small boy is suddenly 43, and a BBC radio producer. Well, there it is; and I myself am no longer in my twenties!

[Update, 23 June 2022: https://www.forumdaily.com/en/syn-evgeniya-evtushenko-rasskazal-o-zhizni-i-poslednix-dnyax-poeta/. I was unaware that Yevgeny Yevtushenko had had two more children as late as 1990].

A talk worth hearing

“Millennial Woes” (Colin Robertson), talking in 2021 about the evil and misnamed “Hope not Hate” (((cabal))).

Seems to have been subject to censorship (or a technical defect). Try to find it online, on Odysee.

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Much of France is still good, still beautiful, but Paris and some other large cities and towns are now largely not French, not European, and do not deserve to exist.

The same images:

The Great Replacement. The Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan. White Genocide.

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…and the semi-uniformed person, presumably some kind of attendant, seems to be not much interested, certainly does not do anything (or call for help on his radio), but (on his own against about 20 untermenschen) just bleats slightly at the mainly non-white mob. Perhaps afraid of being attacked.

This is an example of why, in the future, some form of social nationalism will have to take the reins. To exterminate evil.

He’s behind you!“…

Tweeter above failing to see that the whole “trans” nonsense of recent years is but a small part of a far-wider attempt by secret circles and cabals to destroy what is left of traditional society, particularly in Europe and other white-European-settled parts of the world, and to replace it with a “society” of dystopia— raceless, unisex, cultureless, hopeless, atomized (so easy to rule), and drugged in every way. As said many times, social nationalism must rise up to exterminate evil.

Ha ha! A one-time trainee psychiatrist (who seems to need a psychiatrist herself, in my opinion). As far as I have read here and there, she did not work for long as a doctor of any kind. No longer able to sustain the fakery of the facemask nonsense, now that most people have woken up.

Her Twitter feed is amusing, full of replies to her from cranks who are still wearing facemasks. Some really give themselves away, saying how much they love wearing their masks. Mentally-disturbed, quite obviously.

I did not see her tweeting that when this shambolic mess of a government made wearing facemask muzzles a legal requirement, and failure to comply with the facemask nonsense punishable by law.

I have remarked in the past on the blog about how doctors who become politicians or “activists” are usually a waste of space. Other examples? Dr. David Owen; Dr. Hastings Banda; Dr. Liam Fox. Dr. Evan Harris. Etc.

The incredible shrinking NHS

https://www.advertiserandtimes.co.uk/news/eight-year-old-with-broken-leg-turned-away-from-hospital-aft-9257120/

Shambolic. To me, after various experiences over the past decade, unsurprising, however.

In fact, it is not just the NHS hospitals and GP practices, but also dental services, central and local government generally, roads, rail, the courts, the police (a fortiori)…you name it. In down to earth language, this country’s gone to ratshit over several decades (and especially since 2010).

It is not the “fault” solely of immigrants (or immigration), or Jews, or British people becoming “wiggers” etc. It is a compendium of many causes, working together to trash the country. A Gordian Knot which, however, can be cut.

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This is him: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jason_Hickel. Frightening to think that a person of that sort may actually influence the policies adopted by governments.

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Homeschool your children. Contrary to what many in the UK believe, it is not illegal! See https://www.gov.uk/home-education.

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Diary Blog, 18 January 2022, with more thoughts about the BBC

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[The Cloisters, Upper Manhattan, New York City, USA; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cloisters]

The BBC and its funding

A tweet showcasing, and impliedly criticizing, the views expressed by the half-Jew mass media figure Michael Grade [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Grade].

To a large extent, Grade’s views about the BBC are wrongheaded. While I think that the time has indeed come for the BBC licence fee (tax) to go, I do not think that the BBC should simply be left to sink or swim in the commercial media world.

Grade apparently wants the BBC to get rid of BBC2 and BBC Four television, presumably to save money. To echo Margaret Thatcher, “No! No! No!” Completely wrong. BBC2 and BBC Four are the best bits of BBC TV, the bits worth keeping and, though only after reforms are executed, the bits worth subsidizing.

The obvious way to subsidize the BBC is through direct government subsidy. Critics say that that would mean the BBC becoming a government mouthpiece. Hardy ha ha. What has it been for the past ~20 years (and certainly very arguably, since the 1920s)?

We do not say that, for example, the courts cannot do their job properly and (reasonably) impartially because they are funded directly, that is from central funds.

The licence fee system is both unfair and inefficient, with large collection (and enforcement) costs. It comes down to us from an era prior to, and immediately subsequent to, the Second World War, when people had to have licences to own, among other things, a radio, or a dog.

The original licence was for radio, and was introduced in 1923; the TV licence was introduced in 1946: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Television_licensing_in_the_United_Kingdom#History.

In previous blog posts, I have explained my overall view: I support public service broadcasting, and think that the effective founder of the BBC, Lord Reith, had the right ethos, “to inform, to educate, and to entertain“, in that order. See also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Reith,_1st_Baron_Reith#%22Reithianism%22; and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC#1927_to_1939.

What that means to me is that both commercial and populist considerations have to take second or third place. The BBC, as or if a public service broadcaster, must have the confidence to ignore the siren voices of “is it popular?” or “is it competing with commercial mass media?“. The whole point of subsidizing the BBC is that it has no need to compete with ITV, or Sky, and no need to pander to the tastes of the uncultured.

The BBC went wrong a long long time ago. In the 1960s. The pandering to mass sports interest by coverage such as Grandstand was part of that, as was the commissioning of most BBC comedy and variety shows, and the later focus on popular dramas, and what we now term “soaps” (from the American “soap operas”, sponsored by detergent companies, shows such as The Guiding Light).

Generally, it can be said that, especially during the 1970s and thereafter, there was the impetus to compete for notional “ratings” with ITV and, later, after the 1980s, Sky. Pointless and unnecessary.

My solution for the current BBC question would be to keep BBC News, BBC2 and BBC Four, though all reformed, and with a far higher cultural level on BBC2. No newsreaders (or others) getting anything over £200,000 a year in gross pay, at absolute maximum. A focus on arts, sciences, current affairs, and historical subjects.

As for radio, keep only Radio 3, Radio 4, and the BBC World Service (and return that last to its pre-1990 glory days). Radio 3 to reverse its current dumbing-down tendency, and Radio 4 to be thoroughly purged of its now-pervasive Jewish influence, suburban “wokery”, and general hostility to white Northern European life and culture.

Subsidize the above; get rid of, or sell off, the rest. Also, sack most of the present on-camera (and radio) staff. Start with useless overpaid drones such as Gary Lineker. Lord Reith would spin in his grave to see some ignorant big-mouth of that sort paid a million a year to shoot the breeze about football (the new “opiate of the masses”).

Amusing note:

In researching for the above piece about the BBC, I happened to see something about John Logie Baird, generally considered the inventor of television (though there are others with good claims as well, including Germans, Americans, Japanese and Russians: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mechanical_television#Television_demonstrations). What amused me was this:

“Soon after arriving in London, looking for publicity, [John Logie] Baird visited the Daily Express newspaper to promote his invention [television]. The news editor was terrified and he was quoted by one of his staff as saying: “For God’s sake, go down to reception and get rid of a lunatic who’s down there. He says he’s got a machine for seeing by wireless! Watch him—he may have a razor on him.” [Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Logie_Baird].

How often we see those ahead of their time described as insane, or silly. The inventor of the hovercraft, Cockerell, received only limited personal benefit from his work during his lifetime. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Cockerell#The_hovercraft.

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True [addendum: the already-removed tweet showed Angela Rayner], but then look at the present crowd: Priti Patel, Liz Truss etc…

Come to that, look at the part-Jew, part-Levantine, chancer and bad joke presently masquerading as Prime Minister…The fact is that the whole Westminster political milieu and system is broken.

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Savile, like others such as the Jews Greville Janner and Leon Brittan, seems to have been protected by the Jewish/Israel lobby. Savile himself as good as admitted it in a TV interview I saw not very long before his death. He said or implied that he was part-Jew (which may or may not have been true, almost certainly not), and that he had somehow helped the Israeli Embassy with matters (who knows?).

Starmer, of course, is married to a Jewish woman lawyer, and their children are being brought up as if fully-Jewish. He is a member of Labour Friends of Israel.

I have no idea whether the above allegations in respect of Starmer’s role in the Savile scandal indicate that Starmer deliberately tried to protect Savile (he may have been simply incompetent, or just mistaken). Still, the matter should be investigated, if it has not already been.

Don’t blame Raab, as such. Blame the system that put him there. Blame a system that puts idiots like Michael Fabricant, Boris Johnson, Claire Rayner, Diane Abbott, Nadine Dorries, and hundreds like them, into Parliament. Not to mention the untermenschen such as Fiona Onasanya (now binned and on the dole, but others are still there).

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As for trade unions, like most institutions and organizations in Britain now, all but useless. Completely taken over by Common Purpose careerists and other enemies of the people.

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Good grief. The BBC is so replete with “licence”-payers’ money that it pays a scarecrow-on-a-stick nearly £300,000 a year to “work” only half the week…

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Drunken Churchill, in 1940, made the famous “we shall fight on the beaches” speech, in which he said ” We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender…”, but could of course never have imagined that, 81 years on, most of the British people are more interested in football, TV talent shows, and dance competitions, than in “defending their island”.

Indeed, a significant minority of deluded persons actually welcome the invasion of Britain by hordes who, at best, will be useless, and at worst a mortal danger both to UK citizens and to the national heredity.

Ultimately, you can see what element is behind this warmongering in the USA and UK— the same “element” that was behind the two world wars. “They” play on existing tensions for strategic profit.

On this day a year ago

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[“You see, my son, here time turns into space!“]

“The stars in their courses fight on the side of the just“…[ancient Chinese proverb].

Diary Blog, 16 January 2022

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On this day a year ago

Historical views on history and monarchy

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-10404373/The-Queen-RIGHT-axe-Prince-Andrew-sake-monarchy-says-WILSON.html

Was reading the above article on the Royal Family and UK monarchy by scribbler A.N. Wilson.

Long ago now, I reviewed a book by A.N. Wilson on Amazon UK, where I was about 40th most popular reviewer (out of millions). Later, around 2012, the Jew-Zionist lobby had me barred from reviewing on Amazon UK (and on the separate American site…so much for “free speech” in the occupied USA…). All my reviews were then hidden from the public, and remain so.

One of the reviews effectively lost was the one about a book on British history in the 20th century, by A.N. Wilson. My view had been that his book was a really good read, but at the same time riddled with historical inaccuracies, absurd conclusions, and simple spelling mistakes. This article is similar in some respects.

Look at this:

“…we should not take the durability of the institution for granted. 

At the end of World War I, when Russia, Germany, Austria and many other European nations were replacing their monarchs with forms of government in every way more tyrannical and bloody, George V, our king, once quietly remarked: ‘I’m going to have to work hard to keep my job.’

He and his wife, Queen Mary, did indeed work to develop the concept of constitutional monarchy.

Far from endangering parliamentary democracy, it strengthened it. With a monarch as head of state, there is continuity and stability — it is no accident we remained a democracy when countries without kings or emperors ended up with leaders such as Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini and Franco.”

Well, let’s see. “At the end of WW1...” etc: In 1917, the rule of Nikolai II in Russia was replaced by that of the Provisional Government under Prince Lvov and Alexander Kerensky. It was not “tyrannical” or “bloody“, but was chaotic and unable to rule. Indeed, one could argue that the previous years of Nikolai’s rule, at least since the 1905 uprising, had been at times both tyrannical and bloody, especially if the Russian participation in WW1 is placed on the scales.

True, the Bolshevik government, which replaced the Provisional government later in 1917, was certainly bloody and, in the lay sense, tyrannical, and that was so even under Lenin, certainly later yet under Stalin.

Germany after WW1 was not a tyranny. The Weimar Republic was decadent, badly-run, verged on disorder at times, and was quite illiberal towards those who, like Hitler, were German nationalists, but it cannot really be called either tyrannical or bloody. Neither was the government of Hitler, in its 6 years of relative peace (1933-1939). It was dictatorial; it was not tyrannical. There is a difference. As for “bloody”, not so, overall.

Austria did become a kind of dictatorship, but only after 1933, under Dollfuss and, subsequently, Schuschnigg, but for the preceding 14 years had been a constitutional democracy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Austrian_Republic.

What about Wilson’s contention that ” He [George V of England] and his wife, Queen Mary, did indeed work to develop the concept of constitutional monarchy.” True up to a point. Wilson’s phrasing is awkward. The “concept of constitutional monarchy” had been developing in England and the UK for centuries, certainly since the English Civil War and the century following (17th/18th centuries).

Moreover, the same process was happening across Europe; certainly that was so in the 19th Century. It was not confined to the UK by any means.

As for Italy, Mussolini was dictatorial, though not officially a dictator (though he presented himself as such). Some who were (thankfully) repressed under his rule (notably the Mafia and other criminals, and Stalinist Communists) would say (wrongly) that he was a tyrant, but Italy remained a constitutional monarchy right the way through Mussolini’s rule, a fact that Wilson either does not know or fails to mention.

An Allied invasion of Sicily began in July 1943, leading to the collapse of the Fascist regime and the fall of Mussolini on 25 July. Mussolini was deposed and arrested by order of King Victor Emmanuel III in co-operation with the majority of the members of the Grand Council of Fascism, which passed a motion of no confidence. On 8 September, Italy signed the Armistice of Cassibile, ending its war with the Allies.” [Wikipedia].

In fact, Italy only ceased to be a monarchy in 1946, following a mass referendum.

So Wilson seems once again to need either a history lesson or a lesson in how to express himself. Having said that, I certainly agree with most of his criticism, in the article, of Harry (“the Royal Cuck”), Meghan Markle (“the Royal Mulatta”), Andrew Windsor, and others, such as the horrible and entitled (mostly in both senses) moneygrubbing “younger members of the Royal Family”.

I believe that A.N. Wilson was once a regular guest of the Queen at table, at Windsor Castle, but was (sometime in the 1980s, or maybe a little later) cold-shouldered after he wrote a piece in the Evening Standard about what he had heard at dinner.

I see that I am not the only one to have noticed Wilson’s factual inaccuracies: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._N._Wilson#Critiques_of_Wilson’s_work.

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I stick with my view, held for nearly two years now, that much of the Covid madness has been a very-large-scale psychological experiment in mass conditioning, designed to result, down the line, in an almost robotic and very Pavlovian response to the orders of the System.

Remember the early/mid 2020 “social distancing”, with lines of shoppers obediently x-metres or feet away from each other, only moving forward on the orders of deadhead supermarket “marshals”? Then there has been the facemask nonsense, as noted in the tweet. Also, the almost-useless and often dangerous “vaccines” and “boosters”, and the equally-useless mass “testing” for “the virus”.

Somewhere not far down the line, there will be the microchipping of the population . Those refusing to be microchipped will be, pretty much, social outcasts, unable to travel internationally or even within the UK (or wherever), all but unable to access services, all but unable to buy food or car fuel (as cash is phased out). Already, I read, many under-24 people are accustomed to using cards for almost all purchases, and use cash as little as once or twice per month. They will be easily persuaded to be microchipped. The microchipping will come in “not with a bang but a whimper”, and few will see the dangers and implications; even fewer will resist.

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We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children”— 14 words…

It may be, that not very far in the future, the societies of Western and Central Europe will fall into complete decadence, their economies ruined, their legal and political systems ineffective and scarcely operational. A kind of Dark Age may be coming. If so, what really matters is to be prepared to seed a new pan-European civilization and culture, which can eliminate evil and disorder, so that a better future, and far future, will be able to exist.

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I posted the above film clip out of amusement, really. I (quite genuinely) wonder why idiots like that speaker, and her tiny and lumpenproletarian audience, waste time on demonstrations like that. Still, there it is.

A long time ago, in the 1980s, I was —very unusually— coming out of the Circle Line station at King’s Cross. It was a a summer afternoon. There was, just before the stairs leading to the street, a bank of public telephones. I happened to notice that there was a small black diary or notebook on the floor. I picked it up and looked at it, thinking that I might post it back to the owner, or hand it in to the police.

Said diary turned out to belong to someone at an address nearby, so I walked there. Why not? I was in no hurry, and I like to help people if I can.

I noticed that the appointments for the coming weeks were all this march, that demo, and feminist workshops etc. It was a slice of life straight out of a Private Eye parody, or the then “AgitProp” sections of magazines such as Time Out, or City Limits [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_Out_(magazine); https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_Limits_(magazine)].

I soon arrived at the flat where the diary’s owner lived, 1930s social housing. I (dressed in a pinstripe suit, and sporting a silk tie) knocked at the door. A strange, rather red-faced and intense young woman opened the door, but only about 6 inches. I explained that I had found the diary and where. She looked very suspicious; taking the diary, she shut the door without a word of thanks! I suppose that when the (1980s version) of the “woke” revolution (was going to come), courtesy, or indeed simple politeness, and gratitude, would be unnecessary…

Perhaps the odd young woman thought that I was a member of MI5 or Special Branch who had stolen her diary to get intelligence, and/or was wanting to get to know her or even recruit her. Or did she imagine that I wanted to rape her (or whatever)? God knows. Stupid creature. As often said, “no good deed goes unpunished”…

Did the young woman use the public telephones to avoid any telephone tap on her own telephone? Or did she simply not have a telephone in the flat? Mobile telephones were effectively unknown then, of course.

I wonder where said young woman is now? Probably a member of the Labour Party (Corbyn faction), and/or a local Labour councillor, now aged 60+ and with decades of silly militancy behind her. Or did she fall by the wayside en route to the post-Marxist promised land, marry some accountant or solicitor, and acquire a suburban house, and a holiday home in some place unaffected by the collapse of white England? Who knows?

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National Socialism has passed into history, but the essence of it, in a new form, will rise up to rule Europe.

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I believe in public service broadcasting, but the BBC has not been that, in any serious way, for years, for many years.

I believe in the original dictum of Lord Reith: “inform, educate, and entertainin that order of priority.

The major strategic mistake the BBC made, at least 50 years ago, was to compete with ITV (and commercial radio) for “ratings”, i.e. cheap popularity. The whole point of having the licence fee (meaning a tax on owning a TV) was, or should have been, to create a TV and radio service which concentrated on relatively “high-minded” stuff. Instead of that, the BBC established Radio 1 and, on TV, dumbed down, first of all, BBC1 TV and then BBC2 TV.

The dumbing-down continued, particularly from the 1980s. In the 1990s and thereafter, the BBC television output gradually declined in quality, and the new efforts were generally poor. BBC Three television was markedly rubbish (it was eventually put online-only), though one bright spot was the new BBC Four, which is now (now that BBC 2 TV is so poor) the only decent BBC TV station, the only one with any intellectual pretension.

As for radio, the World Service was reduced from something really worthwhile in the 1970s and 1980s to very poor in terms of quality through the 1990s, and by 2010 to rock-bottom.

The process continues. On radio, it is noticeable that the dumbing-down continues; Radio 3 output is sometimes close to some of that on Radio 2 these days.

I therefore welcome the announcement that the BBC licence fee (tax) is going to be abolished. I welcome it on principle, and also because, these days, something like the BBC, a huge and bloated corporation run by and staffed by, largely, an in-group, almost all thinking the same way (and mostly the wrong way), is totally anachronistic.

Turn on your TV. How many channels are there? 100? More. Yes, mostly rubbish, but many not, or not completely. Do the few BBC ones really offer anything different from the rest? I say no. Ads? The BBC may not have paid advertising, but it advertises its own shows all the time, which is equally irritating.

Now we have the Internet as well. There is just no justification for subsidizing what the BBC, most of the time, now does.

At one time, almost every country in the world, even the tiniest, had its own “national airline” or “flagcarrier”. That was basically an outcome of international conditions that, by the 1980s, had already been superseded by new norms that better reflected reality. The BBC, as it now is, has no place of significance in the world, and no right to be subsidized by a punitive tax.

I also look forward, of course, to the overpaid BBC drones and “celebrities” having their rice-bowls taken away, but that is a secondary, though pleasant, thought.

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Interesting, if true.

I have little doubt that a proper study would confirm a similar rate in the UK, maybe 50,000+.

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