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Diary Blog, 14 September 2020


Twitter is the home of the ignorant, very often. People are able to post nonsense, which is rarely challenged and often applauded. Look, for example, at the tweet below:

The first sentence is correct. Suella Braverman and Robert Buckland are indeed both barristers, and moreover, and despite their political elevation, remarkably thick ones. Now look at the second sentence.

The cited words are from published “Guidance” as to how the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority will exercize its regulatory functions. See https://www.sra.org.uk/solicitors/guidance/general-dishonesty/

The “Guidance” gives 8 examples, of which the words cited are part and only part of one: “helping other people to act improperly, such as by giving credibility to a dubious or suspicious investment scheme run by others.”

While the example might, arguing as advocatus diabolus, cover political matters such as in the instant case, it probably would not, particularly as International Law (Public International Law) is not always as fixed as many imagine it to be (I myself studied it as part of my law degree, in the mid-1980s).

Apart from that, and as noted, Suella Braverman and Robert Buckland are barristers, not solicitors. The Law Society (which the tweeter tags) regulates only solicitors, not barristers. Barristers are regulated by the Bar Standards Board. Also, barristers are not “struck off” but “disbarred”, as I myself was (for political reasons; see https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2017/07/09/the-slide-of-the-english-bar-and-uk-society-continues-and-accelerates/).

The Bar Code of Conduct does regulate barristers’ behaviour. Core Duties 3 and 4 provide that ”  You must act with honesty and integrity” [Core Duty 3] and “You must maintain your independence” [Core Duty 4]: https://www.barstandardsboard.org.uk/for-barristers/compliance-with-your-obligations/the-core-duties.html.

I suppose that those provisions might (but would probably not) apply to the behaviour of Suella Braverman and Robert Buckland.

Reverting to the tweet, you can see that the tweeter, one “@RussInCheshire” (why does it always seem to be people from Cheshire or nearby places such as Manchester?!) has that dangerous thing, “a little knowledge” (but not enough). He has tweeted something, with an air of authority, which is wrong in various ways. He has displayed ignorance but, importantly, few of his readers will know that he has tweeted bullshit!

“Russ in Cheshire” (whose Twitter profile is “Designer, coder, analyst, painter, wazzock. Centre-left, Remainer, work in progress and maker of mistakes. Working class Manc in Cheshire“) does at least admit that he is a “maker of mistakes“. My target is not “Russ in Cheshire” but Twitter itself. Not that the tweeter’s 103,000 (!) followers will be much misled. Most probably missed the tweet anyway.

What a waste of time Twitter is! I use tweets to illustrate my blog but most tweets are of little use and almost all are forgotten in minutes. Ephemeral. Political influence very limited.

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This is the philosopher that the University of Edinburgh has “deplatformed” (in effect): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Hume

As the long-deceased husband (ex-Guards and Royal Flying Corps) of an old friend of mine was wont to say, “one Jew can lead a thousand Englishmen by the nose“. He should have added “and two thousand Americans“.

Oh, yes…take away anything from public view that shows the inferior peoples as sometimes being or having been savage, and not as always having been innocent victims of white colonialism…

This government and its servants are an elected tyranny, elected only by manipulation, lies and sheer chance. Illegitimate government. When will determined people take it on?

Hitchens is not so clever here. Yes, UK banking and other jobs could be done and are being done from China and India, because “our” illegitimate tyrannical government is globalist, Zionist-infested, and finance-capitalist. Were the UK government (as it should be) social-nationalist, the above cartoon would not be true. British jobs for British people!

Roll on gale force winds, and then winter storms.

I have known numerous mixed-race persons. They all, to some extent, had psychological problems and, in most cases, problems around identity.

Below: typical Jew-Zionist attitude…

(((They))) care about their ethnostate, but not for our future. Actually, why should they? They are alien. It is up to us, up to the white Northern Europeans, to struggle for our future and for the future generations.

More tweets and news

Britain has given up any pretence of being a “free country”:

This is how a relatively free country becomes a police state. First, laws restricting so-called “hate speech”, which is quickly interpreted by the police (egged on by the Jewish element) to mean any political dissent of a nationalist character. Secondly, a contrived “emergency”. Third, laws passed on the nod, by a rubberstamp Parliament, and by manipulation of existing ambiguous statutes. Fourthly, repressive measures such as restrictions on assembly, travel, and mandates to enforce use of facemask muzzles. Fifthly, curfews (why?) etc, announced by thick drones such as Kit Malthouse.

The government and its servants have declared war on the British people.

Don’t have more than a few guests in your house, or the Jew will call in the toytown police and the poundland KGB…

No longer even a pretence that the UK is anything other than a “velvet glove” (so far) police state.

Looking beyond the encroaching police-state-ism, what will happen between now and the end of 2022, that most significant year? As far as the UK is concerned, it seems that unemployment will soon be in the several millions, that there will either be tax rises or heavy spending cuts, and that the people will be left desperate for a party to defend them in a situation where both “main parties” are basically Jew-Zionist and finance-capitalist fronts for globalism and the New World Order [NWO]. “ZOG”.

Sooner or later, the UK currency will collapse or depreciate significantly. Already we see the wealthy putting money into hedging assets: country estates, gold etc.

This is the calm before the storm. At the right time, a social-national movement can arise. I am not talking of, or not only of, System elections. It is possible that, despite the toytown police state, a movement might arise to sweep away what presently contaminates the UK.

Brief reverie

I am just amusing myself by looking at a few extant Twitter accounts which in fact are dormant because the individuals who used them, and who used to attack me and laugh at me being disbarred etc, are now dead (though not via my agency!). We may all go the same way in the end, but that does not entirely take away the pleasure…

Musical interlude

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They can destroy, but cannot create. Europe has imported millions of useless and/or hostile “elements”. No decent future can be built while they exist in Europe…

Anyone interesting has already been expelled from Twitter now, pretty much. The Jewish lobby conspired to have me removed in 2018. I know who was responsible. To each his own.

As noted previously, the absurd thing is that the once-“rebellious” parts of the population, meaning the “civil rights” “activists”, the “socialists”, etc, are now begging the State to take away their remaining freedoms, begging the State for stricter “lockdowns”, “social distancing”, wearing of facemask muzzles, curfews, fines, being ordered about by stupid little nobodies with clipboards etc, not to mention the Stasi-style informer culture being established by the most Jew-Zionist “government” Britain has ever had. “Socialism” died not with a bang but a whimper, and it whimpered “control us”…

Late tweets

Diary Blog, 13 September 2020, including some thoughts about the public mood vis a vis “Coronavirus”

Tweets seen

Anyone English or British who tries to indoctrinate British children with “BLM” nonsense and poison is poisonous, and an enemy.

Sadly for Rachel “@frangrantfeline”, the person with whom she wanted to speak (@BRLMatter) seems to have been removed from Twitter. Another example of System/ZOG censorship and repression?

I think so too, but it is a long time since I practised at the Bar, and I was certainly never a specialist in the construction of statute law, or in the validity of “advice” or regulations purportedly made under secondary law and/or primary law.

Quite. Also, while we are on the subject of American (government) behaviour, I have been struck by the hypocrisy of “the West” over the events in Belarus.

AsI have blogged previously, Belarus is, in effect, a dictatorship, though a far better one than many which the West supports with words and arms (inter alia, Saudi Arabia, Brunei, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar), not to mention China.

I daresay that there is discontent in Belarus, arising mainly from economic conditions, as well as those factors arising from relative lack of political freedom.

Having said that, the Western msm has been overplaying the “brutal tyranny” stuff. I hear on radio, see on TV, read about the repression of the discontent. Some people obviously have been badly treated, beaten etc. However, I also heard that some of those detained, and some who were ill-treated, were in fact released within hours, in some case a day or so, of having been detained.

In addition, some of the protesters themselves have admitted that the Belarus KGB and police were unwilling, generally speaking, to hit or brutalize women and old people. They obviously have some moral or ethical principles. European standards.

Compare that to how the USA often treats those whom it detains or abducts: “waterboarding”, i.e. cruel torture (in one case done dozens of times a day to a prominent prisoner, for reasons of sadism); hooding for hours, days, even weeks; cruel restraint techniques; use of attack dogs etc.

The names of the American “facilities” or concentration camps (those not still secret) are notorious: Guantanamo, Bagram, Abu Ghraib. Things were and perhaps are done there that have not been claimed even of the Soviet GULAG system, or during the German rule over Eastern Europe in the early 1940s.

[above: torture of Arab prisoner by American forces, Iraq]
[above: ill-treatment of prisoner by subnormal American female”soldier” at Abu Ghraib prison, Iraq]
[above: perverse American “soldiers” torture and brutalize Iraqi prisoners]
[above: forcible injection into bound prisoner by American female “soldier”, Iraq]
[above: “A sketch showing how Dilawar was chained to the ceiling of his cell by Thomas V. Curtis, a former sergeant in the Reserve United States Army Military Police Corps” —Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dilawar_(torture_victim). If that had been done to some Jew by the SS, you would never hear the end of it…]
[above: American concentration camp, Guantanamo; prisoners muzzled and restrained, in tropical heat and humidity. Note the facemasks. NWO psychology now being used on the populations of Europe and elsewhere, and using “Coronavirus” as the excuse, in order to destroy any sense of being free citizens]








When people talk about the “New World Order”, or “NWO”,… that’s it…

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When Johnny Mercer was first elected (2015), I thought that he would be a rare honest MP and a breath of fresh air at Westminster. Sadly, I was wrong. He has turned out to be basically a moneygrubber and waste of space (and a total woodentop): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Mercer_(politician); https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Mercer_(politician)#Controversies

Most ex-professional soldiers (in peacetime) who become MPs turn out to be useless.

To me, who was in Australia (Mosman/Cremorne, Sydney, NSW) for 2-3 years as a child of 10-13 (1967-69), it is incredible to see what a police state Australia has become. When I was there, the whole country had only 12 million people (it’s 25 million now). It was a white European-origined population, mostly of British ancestry. Now, very mixed. Result? You see it…

It occurs to me that Australia is being used as a laboratory, and its people as lab rats. Mixed population now (they have even imported Africans!); then made to fear “the virus”, with strict “lockdowns” and facemask police state-ism and all that nonsense.

Meanwhile, Australia has entered its first economic recession for about 35 years…

Why? Because the msm is basically controlled or very strongly influenced by the NWO, ZOG, and the associated Jewish lobby. That’s why…

The Government has no legal right to impose the severe and miserable restrictions on our lives with which it has wrecked the economy, brought needless grief to the bereaved and the lonely and destroyed our personal liberty.

This is the verdict of one of the most distinguished lawyers in the country, the retired Supreme Court Judge Lord Sumption.

He said last week in a podcast interview: ‘I don’t myself believe that the Act confers on the Government the powers that it has purported to exercise.’”

He was referring to the Public Health Act of 1984, the basis for almost all the sheaves of increasingly hysterical decrees against normal life which the Health Secretary Matt Hancock has issued since March. I promise you that it is not usual for a retired senior judge to use such language in public.

This 1984 Act was drawn up mainly to give local magistrates the power to quarantine the sick. 

Nothing in it remotely justifies these astonishing moves – house arrest, travel restrictions, harsh limits on visiting family members, interference with funerals and weddings, closure of churches, compulsory muzzles, bans on assembly and protest.

English law just does not allow an Act of Parliament to be stretched so far.” [Peter Hitchens, quoting Lord Sumption, Daily Mail].

…and just in case you still imagine that you live in a “free country”, the Daily Mail has tipped the wink to its readers: “Sorry we are not currently accepting comments on this article.” Quite. That would be going too far, would it not? After all, some of the comments would be about ZOG and NWO, and even “the Great Reset” etc…

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SNP and Scottish independence

I have always found the SNP idea of Scottish “independence” odd. Free Scotland from Westminster and England, but not from supranational bodies such as the EU, NATO (probably), the international banking matrix, or the UN.

Also, what kind of nationalism is it that says that a Pakistani born or even simply living in, say, Glasgow, is more “Scottish” than a white European, say English but with Scottish or part-Scottish ancestry, and who may be living in England, maybe only on the border at Berwick on Tweed?

If Scotland departs, then it will be considerably poorer than it now is. Money is not everything, true, but the only benefit I can see to Independence is the right to stop mass immigration etc, and the SNP policies indicate that their intention is the opposite.

Having said that, if the majority of Scots want to pull away from the Union, then I say go with good wishes, so long as you do not become an enemy state.

Thoughts about the public mood in the UK as a government of clowns tries to act like a conclave of petty tyrants (forget “statesmen”)

We have seen the government of clowns first frighten the public out of its skin, then beg members of that public to return to work (muzzled on trains and buses), and we have seen all the other contradictory policies of a government that obviously has no idea of what it is doing; abetted by a non-Opposition that really just echoes the Government.

We also see much about how many people have got used to not going to work because paid as much or nearly as much (and in net terms, maybe more) to stay home and work online, or furloughed (paid by State benefit). Now we see others than Peter Hitchens telling people off for staying home etc, when the real culprits are the Cabinet of Boris-idiot, the ludicrously-misnamed “SAGE” committee, most MPs, and the compliant msm.

The fact is that the economy is crashing to a halt or at least a low point, all so that a virus which is not killing people now, can be confronted (and so that the Government is not exposed as totally incompetent).

Today, msm reports are that 3,300 people tested positive for “the virus”, and the number that died from it was…5. Not 500, not 50, but 5.

Resistance is growing.

Rename it: “Operation Bullshot” is a good name for it.

Below: the Jew Shapps tries to fool the public once again.


Maybe the Duchess could be shown the place where they train the dogs to detect bullshit.

Seems that Dan Hodges wants things to return to “normal” in a situation where many do not: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-8701473/DAN-HODGES-Left-dont-care-Costa-staff-losing-jobs.html

Where are the public on this? I detected (look at my blogs posts from as long ago as April or even March) that the public mood was by no means gung-ho to return to work etc, even discounting the fear factor so incessantly whipped up by the government.

My view was and still is that people would like a better way of organizing the work-life balance. Less work, or less frenetic work, more leisure or at least other, more personal work, nearer to home.

I have, in earlier blog posts, postulated the idea of “a society of measure” to set against both the existing (pre-virus) frenetic workaholic society and also against the 1960s idea of the “society of leisure”.

In practical terms, that could mean people working fewer hours per week, or the same number of hours per week but on fewer days, such as 10 hours a day for 4 days per week, or even 13 hours per day for 3 days per week, leaving 3-4 days per week for other activity.

My view is that there should be one day a week when all or almost all shops etc are shut. That creates rhythm in the society.

A start must also be made with Basic Income, even if at first that Income does not cover even all basic necessities.

I think that the public, as individuals and families, are ready to consider other forms of societal organization. If paid work (talking about persons employed by others) occupies 3-4 days per week, and if a measure of Basic Income exists, people will be free to start businesses of their own in the remaining 2-3 days (with 1 day as “day of total leisure”).

This is not just pie in the sky. J.K. Rowling has written about how it was only the relatively more generous “welfare” arrangements of the 1990s that enabled her to sit in cafes writing Harry Potter. It was not that more money was given, though that might also have been true in real terms, but that she was not harried by DWP staff constantly (as her equivalent would now be under a system which was made far harsher by the part-Jap Iain “Duncan” Smith and the Jew “lord” Freud and others).

Because J.K. Rowling was not harried by petty bureaucrats, she was able to write her first bestselling book, which has created a huge industry for this country: books, films, spinoffs.

My sense is that people generally want a society which is less pressured.

As for the “measures” taken by government, most people are now rather sceptical, but the constant msm propaganda (esp. but not only on the BBC) is keeping some fear instilled too.


Britain 2020, a toytown police state.

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The UK has gradually become, since 1989, a kind of unattached but wholly-owned territory of the USA, which means NWO/ZOG. Fact. Look at the recent Anne Sacoolas/Harry Dunn case: https://news.sky.com/story/harry-dunn-death-sacoolas-was-on-the-wrong-side-on-the-road-for-20-seconds-before-hitting-motorcyclist-12068531; https://news.sky.com/story/harry-dunn-foreign-office-obstructed-criminal-investigation-court-hears-12009639


I have no idea whether Johnny Mercer had some decent intentions when he applied for selection as a Parliamentary candidate but it is surely clear now that he is basically a woodentopped moneygrubber and a waste of space.

Enough for today…

Late music

Diary Blog, 11 August 2020


Looks as though, as in Ukraine, Georgia and elsewhere in the former Soviet Union in the fairly recent past, things are now hotting up in Belarus. Existing discontents are probably being used by the New World Order [NWO] conspiracy to bring Belarus (former Belorussia) into the NWO/NATO matrix.

Below, a “protester” runs down members of a riot squad (probably Belarus KGB-Alpha, a kind of spetsnaz unit) and drives away.

Whether you call the driver’s action “protesting”, “criminal” or “terrorism”, I should not like to be in his shoes. As the Cheka [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheka] said in the Russian Civil War, “the legs of the traitor are not as long as the arms of the Cheka”…

Belarus is effectively a dictatorship, but one which has some positive aspects.

Talking about the Slavonic world, I happened to see the film report below:

The village is in the western part of the Urals region. As for the lady herself, her name suggests a Tatar origin.

The project has an online presence:




The village had, formerly, nothing but the tarmac road laid down in Soviet times; otherwise, nothing, not a school, shop, or even a well.

The presenter describes the place as a “village”, but in England we would call it a “hamlet”. I think that the distinction is that a “hamlet” is very small and/or has no church. The Russian language before the revolution had the same distinction: a “derevnye” [деревня] was a village (with church), whereas a “selo” [село] was a hamlet or tiny village usually without a church.

In Soviet times, with most local churches destroyed, left to become ruined, or used as barns etc, places were often designated simply as “settlements”. A “settlement” was (or is) a “poselenye” [поселение]. Another word found is “gorodok” [городок] though that really means “small town”, a town being a “gorod”, which can be anything from a place with maybe 1,000 inhabitants to somewhere as big as Moscow, with millions.

It does show the importance of the individual in human and social life: one person can make a huge difference, the crucial difference.


As far as I know, I was the first person to use the term “migrant-invaders”. That was when I had a Twitter account (from 2010, effectively from 2011; the Jews had me expelled in 2018).

This morning, I was listening to a few minutes of the now-almost-irrelevant BBC Radio 4 Today Programme; pathetically-poor Liz Truss was being grilled by Nick Robinson about the hundreds of invaders now crossing the Channel daily. It seems that at least a handful (about 20) Conservative Party MPs have signed a letter quite correctly describing the migrants as “migrant-invaders“, and —needless to say— Today presenter Robinson took umbrage at the phrasing. Idiotic Truss would not endorse the language her colleagues have used.

Still, interesting. Who knows, maybe my blog is more influential than I myself sometimes imagine…

More from Minsk

Looks as though there is a head of steam building up behind the protests:

The Northern Urals region

Saw the video below, made by the same American as the video posted above in this blog post. The real Russian people, some of them, are among the best people you will find anywhere in the world.

Beautiful countryside, but a land ravaged by Sovietism, particularly the terrible Collectivization of the 1928-40 period [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collectivization_in_the_Soviet_Union].

Telling to see the magnificent 19thC main building in one semi-desolate place. Sovietism and in particular the Collectivization of agriculture ruined so much in Russia, though as always one could point to some positive aspects, and in particular, electrification as well as, in some cases, road construction and (sometimes, near towns and cities) piped water. As Lenin said, “Socialism means Soviet power plus the electrification of the whole country.

Now, population decline is ubiquitous in rural Russia, with villages and small towns left full of the elderly, the poor, drunks and those generally unable to migrate to larger places.

Rural and other collectives of social nationalists in various countries

People who have long read my blog will be aware that I support the migration of (UK) social nationalists to certain parts of the country, in order to concentrate forces. A socio-political Schwerpunkt, to adapt the ideas of Clausewitz. Well, others, in other countries, have had similar ideas. USA: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northwest_Territorial_Imperative https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Covington

https://www.stormfront.org/forum/t1287998/ https://ruralnexion.bigcartel.com/

https://www.seattlemag.com/knute-berger-column/progressive-northwest-white-supremacists-think-its-perfect-place-sow-hatred https://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-fg-pacific-northwest-hate-20190525-story.html https://www.nytimes.com/1986/07/05/us/neo-nazis-dream-of-a-racist-territory-in-pacific-northwest-refuses-to-die.html https://theowp.org/possible-threat-of-neo-nazi-groups-in-united-states/


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-17556575/germany-s-new-breed-of-neo-nazis (typical BBC: the reporter was a Jewish woman…).



Deutschland erwache!



Musical and natural-world interlude

Tweets seen today

Ah. Mentally-violent “antifa” cheerleader, grifter and self-described “historian”/”journalist”, Mike Stuchbery, now claims to “speak for most Britons“! He is an Australian now living in Stuttgart, someone who only lived in the UK for a few years.

Stuchbery, like so many self-described “Left” individuals, pro-EU partisans and multikulti enthusiasts, is also aggressively (from a distance) pro-facemasks or muzzles. It’s a pathology…

Here he is again:

As always, Stuchbery is pro-violence, so long as he himself is not involved except as rear-echelon instigator.

Here’s another ignoramus, Paul Bernal, who is (incredibly) a lecturer in law, and who thinks that “free speech” is still free speech even when you get imprisoned (as under “holocaust” “denial” laws in France, Germany, Austria) or shot (as in Stalin’s Russia etc) for saying something unapproved. Here, in the tweet below, he calls the migration-invasion across the Channel a “story”. No…actually, it is an invasion. 50,000-100,000 a year; and that is only the number coming across in small boats. Others come hidden in yachts, fishing boats, car boots, trucks etc. Then there is “legally-permitted” immigration, which is about 99x the number coming across in rubber boats; and what about the number popping out of immigrant mothers resident in the UK? Pop! Pop! Pop!

Here is Owen Jones, too. A full house of idiots today!

Jones is partly-right: the state of the country is the fault of those exploiting the British people, not (mainly) the migrant-invaders. However, we the British people do not want them here anyway!

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#SS #Ahnenerbe

He’s right. Twitter is a waste of time, though useful for me in terms of posting the opinions of others as illustrative, for my blog.

Very true. A Waitrose employee told me recently that their store management received an email from Waitrose HQ demanding that all staff wear facemasks or muzzles. Free country? Hardy ha ha!

Look at this now [below]!

Anyone who thinks that this is anything other than a giant international conspiracy must be rather naive, almost panglossian. Don’t forget that most of these “democratic” Western “national leaders” know each other rather well. Many studied together, went to Bilderberg [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bilderberg_meeting] together etc…For example, Jacinda Ardern worked for the Labour Party in London! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacinda_Ardern#Early_life_and_education


Lockdown/shutdown of the UK

The article below, written in April by Peter Hitchens, is well worth reading: https://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2020/04/we-love-big-brother

Disturbing footage has emerged showing a woman being choked by a male police officer during a violent arrest in Melbourne after she was caught not wearing a face mask.” [Daily Mail]


The woman can be heard repeatedly screaming 'He's choking me' throughout the clip

In Melbourne, the very place where that nasty little bastard Stuchbery originated! Is it something in the water?

Will there now be demonstrations, marches, even riots in Australia, USA, UK, New Zealand? No, of course not! She’s white and probably has no serious criminal record…#WhiteLivesMatter…

Yes. As I have blogged recently several times (echoed by Peter Hitchens and others), what is really crazy is that the sort of people who used to be rebellious, who prioritized “rights” and “civil liberties” and “freedoms” in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s (I mean those who think of themselves as “Left”, [“libertarian” or other] “socialists”, even “anarchists”) are now those who are begging, literally in some cases, to have stricter control by the State, stricter rules, harsher penalties for going out or not wearing a mask or muzzle. That mentally-disordered “antifa” nut, Stuchbery, is far from being the only one.

Look at Twitter. Virtually all those who identify, on or in the Twitter echo-chamber, as “anti-racist”, “FBPE”, “Remain”, “socialist”, pro-EU etc, the pro-Jewish lobby mob too, are fanatical in their support for facemask-wearing, “lockdown” and anything else that restricts the British people during the overblown Coronavirus “crisis”.

As for Australia, what has happened to them? I myself was there for 3 years as a child (in Sydney) and attended school there: Middle Harbour PS and North Sydney Boys’ High. 1967-69. The police were never even seen where I lived (admittedly a fairly affluent area, Mosman and Cremorne); I never noticed any police even at busy places where I might swim, such as Manly Beach and Balmoral Beach (the latter the nearest to my home), or even much in the city centre (they call that the “CBD” now).

Of course, Australia is now “diverse”: it has imported millions of non-Europeans since the 1970s, and its population is about double the 12 million who lived in Australia when I was at school there…

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So your chance of dying from Coronavirus in the UK on any day at present is not much greater than the chance of hitting a major National Lottery prize…

Late-night music