I remain convinced that the Zeppelin (lighter-than-air craft), but with new technology and ground infrastructure, has a future.
Canadians— Are you going to accept this?
What a disgusting bunch of decadents. I know what should happen to them but am not allowed, in our supposedly “free” country, to say it.
When I had a Twitter account (a pack of Jews had me expelled, via malicious complaints, in 2018), I frequently tweeted that Russia might offer the UK cheap gas supplies in return for a less-aggressively anti-Russia foreign policy.
The fact is that there are some people who cannot wait to be given the green light to denounce others. It happened not only in Stalin’s Russia but in the Britain of the Second World War, and in Germany too.
The Gestapo which (contrary to Western popular opinion formed via Hollywood films) was not a huge monolithic “NKVD” or “KGB” but a relatively small and efficient organization staffed almost entirely by ex-police detectives from the “Kripo” or Kriminalpolizei, spent much of its time following up leads generated by the public. Most were nonsense. In fact, a Gestapo officer spent much of his time binning plainly malicious and often anonymous denunciations.
As can be seen, British people in 2020 and 2021 have shown themselves willing to report their neighbours and others even for breaches of the ridiculous and arbitrary “Rule of 6”, a “rule” just made up on the hoof by the bad joke currently posing as Prime Minister.
The propaganda put out last year was that Britain had become a stronger “community”. 90% or more of that was and is rubbish. As with most of the “virus”-related stuff, you are better off believing the very opposite of what the authorities say.
Hard to believe that this house (and 127 acres) is less than a mile from my now very humble home…
Just put on sale this week for “offers over £10.5 million”. Ah, well, I have a Euromillions ticket, so here’s hoping…
You can see what is happening from the wider perspective: the international conspiracy (or “consensus”) wants to destroy the European peoples, their race and culture.
Aim: destroy European race and culture.
Method: flood Europe with the racially and culturally backward.
Also: Broadcast racemixing propaganda: put it into every TV drama, radio programme, TV ad, and promote the aim in a hundred other ways; normalize mixed-race offspring; prevent opposing views being heard or seen.
In the UK, there is empty rhetoric from the NWO/ZOG government about stopping “illegal” migration, but at same time the System is encouraging “legal” migration (and now also openly inviting 5 million Hong Kong Chinese to come and live in the UK).
Look at what the police, border guards, navies of Britain and France are doing. Are they even trying to stem the flood? No, they are facilitating it, with the occasional arrest of a few people-smugglers (to keep the public quiet).
This is conspiracy, and treachery.
Google “Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan”, “Coudenhove-Kalergi” and The Camp of the Saints etc and share it with others. While you still can.
…and if that presenter woman is not Jewish, I’ll eat my hat.
Always. Every. Single. Time.
Facebook, “Doomsday Machine”
An article attacking Facebook, from the editor of an msm outlet. In fact, just another attempt to shut Pandora’s box. There is a huge campaign now by NWO/ZOG to shut down even the limited free speech that exists.
What is the phrase? Something like “a waste of oxygen“… We Europeans, especially perhaps we British, are in general and by nature more compassionate than Africans, North Africans, Orientals, Muslims generally, but that does mean that, sometimes, the unworthy benefit.
The truth of that was made manifest in the survival of decency and culture within families even in the terrible milieu of Jewish Bolshevism, and later Stalinism, in the Soviet Union of the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s,1950s, and on to the collapse of socialism around 1989. I suppose that the worst time for secrecy plus denunciation was the 1930s, especially the Yezhovshchina of 1937-1939, and then the late 1940s.
In fact, the “Conservative” government “child spies” campaign or proposal is merely the logical consequence of what has gone before (in recent years); it is a continuation of what already exists.
In and after 2010, we saw part-Jew Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, call upon curtain-twitching pleb-Cons to “report” their neighbours who were unemployed and/or disabled, and who might be sleeping late rather than hurrying and scurrying to “seek work” (often unobtainable anyway) in the (((finance-capitalist))) economy.
For years we have seen the authorities demand that neighbours, families, churches, mosques, schoolteachers, even Church of England priests (if there are any left who are not arse-faced lesbians), report or denounce their own families, and friends, acquaintainces, pupils, parishioners etc; not only for “terrorism”, by the way, but also for supporting animal welfare, for opposing mass immigration (migration-invasion) etc. The government even established “Morozovist” organizations, such as “Prevent” and “Channel”, in order to facilitate it all.
More recently, we have see government attempts to get people to denounce neighbours, friends, family who might have exceeded the arbitrary “Rule of Six” invented by Boris-idiot, or who might actually have invited family members to visit at Christmas.
Over the years, we have seen the users of Twitter etc delight in “reporting” “wrong thinking” and “wrong speaking” people to Twitter, or to police, or to others who might punish the dissident. Employers, academic institutions etc. As always, the Jewish element was in the forefront in “reporting” people, though others joined in, particularly the “antifa” idiot-crowd, and the allied self-describing “Left”.
I wonder whether Jewish lobby puppet Keir Starmer will go along (yet again) with what this government is going and proposing?
The real agenda lies behind the supposed reasons for the “reporting” campaigns; to create a serf or slave society somewhere down the line.
Final thought (for today) on all that: remember what happened to Pavel Morozov. After all, if you play by Moscow Rules…
What we are seeing is not exactly “authoritarianism” but the infantilism of, mostly, the self-describing “Left”, who just want to be told what to do by the Big Brother State. Those types are the core of the lockdown and facemask zealotry. A chance for them to see people bullied and bossed around, while retaining a figleaf of “caring sharing” fakery at the same time.
I have to admit that I did not like the look of this Brand person much, but if he is now waking up, then I warm to him (at least slightly).
White genocide. The Great Replacement. The Great Reset. Fight it or die (pretty soon)…
Just what I was blogging about recently. I shall be laughing when the UK and connected “antifascist” Twitter-twits are expelled. They have little or nothing else.
A now-deceased friend of mine, acquainted with both Mosley and his wife Diana in the 1950s, always said that Mosley’s mistake was to accentuate the “Man of Action” and military aspect of his character (genuine though that was: WW1 officer of both the Army and the Royal Flying Corps; wounded in action), while playing down his more intellectual side (which my friend thought reflected his overall character more, though in the late 1950s Mosley was, of course, over 60).
Unless the Government simply props up airlines and travel companies (pointlessly), they are finished. Who on Earth will book a foreign holiday from the UK when that tourist (and family, if any) will now quite likely have to spend 10-14 days quarantined in a guarded hotel, and even have to pay for their own incarceration?! Forget it.
In fact, the country where the tourist is booked may also impose some such requirement, and at short notice…
In short, the travel and tourism sector, both domestic and overseas, is totally screwed, as are its huge number of employees.
Incidentally, the whole travel and tourism sector in the UK employs a total of 3.8 million people, about 11% of the entire UK workforce.
Yes! The tide is turning. Forget Trump. Forget all fake “conservative” “nationalists”. In the UK too.
In 1920s and early 1930s Germany, the NSDAP was an answer to Weimar degeneracy, and at the same time a parrying of or “Abwehr” to the alien Communist forces waiting to take over the country..
In our own time, the same kind of degeneracy as was manifested in the Weimar period in Germany is all around us in the UK, but there is no Marxist-Leninist movement waiting to take over, just a heaving mass of post-socialist “slacktivists”, Twitter users, “me-too” idiots, “Black Lives Matter” swine and the like.
We can do this.
A few tweets seen about the American situation
First up, someone, below, who not only calls National Socialists “fascists” (which is, historically, only semi-accurate at best) but also attaches, as a purported photo of Kristallnacht in 1938, a photograph (either genuine or from a film drama) of Soviet troops advancing through the streets of Berlin in 1945:
The American political system is even more sclerotic than that of the UK. A binary choice between two sets of unworthy people.
If I had to guess who will win in November, I should probably say Trump, though the racial and economic demographics favour the Democrats overall. America is divided, more than at any time since the 1960s, and maybe even more so today.
I never use or accept the “Right/Left” concept as anything real. The same goes for “far Right” etc. “Social-national” is not a perfect description, but seems to be the nearest easily-understood designation to my viewpoint.
Other tweets seen
“What is wrong with the Brits?” The crushing of the British spirit has been a long affair. You could trace it back to the Second World War, which not only cost the country its Empire and its global imperial status, but impoverished the State and people for decades. People (older ones) know that rationing lasted, in part, until 1955 (!) but those older ones and the younger ones rarely ask why! War is expensive.
That superb writer Jan Morris [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_Morris] noted in essays of the 1970s how Britain had (to use a phrase Jan Morris would probably hate) “lost its mojo”, the people dispirited.
Then there were the years of post-Thatcher stagnation. I recall returning from the USA (several times) in the early 1990s, noticing the creaking infrastructure (decaying concrete halts in the rain along the South Coast rail line), and the houses in some areas still, many of them, with smoking chimneys.
1997-2010, Blair’s —and Brown’s— Britain, with its nanny-state-ism, its badly-drafted laws, its petty repressions, its political correctness. That was followed by the “austerity” (for the poorer part of the population) rule of the part-Jews David Cameron-Levita and George Osborne. Then brittle and incompetent May, followed now by a government of clowns that makes even May’s misrule look good.
The stuffing has been knocked out of the British. The near-worship of the blacks and browns on TV (especially) has made the white people of this country (“the people formerly known as British”) almost forget that they (their near-ancestors) created much of the civilized world that exists.
At the same time, economic pressures (and feminist propaganda) have meant that almost all women have to take on paid work. Their children are not only partly-neglected but subjected to huge pressure to cram for endless school tests, the results of which are exam passes that are almost meaningless and lead nowhere but (for about 45%) a “university” where equally meaningless degrees are handed out (at Oxford and Cambridge, “Firsts” and “Upper Seconds” for about 95% of the candidates).
Then you have the assault on freedom of expression. The Jew-Zionists are behind this. People prosecuted for singing songs and posting them online, people prosecuted for making films of their dogs “saluting Hitler”, people prosecuted for calling a Jew a Jew (etc).
Now there is the whole toytown police state around the “Coronavirus” panic: “lockdown”, the facemask nonsense, the inconsistency of the (invalid but still being enforced) “laws” and “rules” (e.g. facemasks to be worn on trains, despite statistics indicating that someone would have to take 11,000 journeys before being infected, let alone dying from “the virus”; e.g. facemasks to be worn in all shops, but not in pubs! Or offices!).
No wonder the British public is downtrodden! Told by a pack of black , brown, and Jew invaders and pseudo-academics that their history is all bad, or stupid, or meaningless, and that any expression of national pride is evil and “racist” (which, according to the same enemies, is ipso facto evil…); told that they should be grateful that the blacks have fastened onto the UK; told that any blacks and browns who manage to pilot a rubber boat across the Channel can and should be put up in 4-star hotels, given spending money and food while they await their taxpayer-paid free houses or flats.
Migration invasion. Not to mention the birthrate of those already here: pop! pop! pop!…
Now the enemy is even banning “Land of Hope and Glory” and “Rule Britannia“!
JESUS H. CHRIST!
She lives in Finland, but her origins are in the Ukraine. She looks Jewish or part-Jewish to me, and her own music draws on Jewish motifs.
Another example of how the forces of evil are taking away our right to exist, for our history to exist as something noble.
Britain needs to rise up again. It needs to undertake a cultural purge (a “purge of the purgers” if you like).
Only Europe can evolve to the point at which a “quantum leap” to a higher race-form and consciousness-form can take place. Europe can only do that on the basis of the existing white northern European population. Anything, therefore, which seeks to destroy the European nature of Europe must be exterminated.
Another example of the campaign to destroy Britain
Kevin Maguire, the fake “socialist” System mouthpiece (completely in the pocket of the Jewish-Zionist lobby, like all or virtually all msm scribblers in the UK):
Admittedly, God Save the Queenis a bit of a dirge, but Maguire is not against it because of its aesthetics, but because it is British, and traditional, and imperial.
Maguire is the sort of pseudo-socialist fake that I hate. A more “Blairite” equivalent of Owen Jones. Another one who lives in an affluent part of London while trumpeting his cash-strapped Northern roots (albeit far more convincingly than Owen Jones). Maguire is a typical “Labour” tribalist, who was always supportive of the fake “Labour” regime(s) of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown despite the blatantly obvious finance-capitalist nature of those governments.
Labour really is just a label now, but that suits empty-vessel tribalists like Maguire.
Meanwhile, a load of idiots all over Britain were standing outside their homes, clapping…
My visit to a garden centre
Went to a garden centre (unwillingly) this afternoon. There are several within a few miles of my now very humble home.
I was surprised on such a windy day to find many people, most far older than me (and I am 64 next week) in the place or parked outside. Even more surprising is that many were actually wearing facemask muzzles in the strong gale force winds (which were blowing well over 40 mph— I saw a tree down on the way to my next port of call).
I avoided wearing a mask in the centre, though kept one to hand in case Plod were about. I saw a couple of others standing up for freedom, but most of the elderly rabbits were complying. The brainwashing has been fairly effective, sadly.
Our time is coming but can only arrive if there exists a real social-national movement. The next few years are crucial. The chance is there, not only to seize power in the UK, but to re-create Europe in our image.
My view about all that has changed little or not at all in the past 5 months. I think that “the virus” swept through Europe in March/April, peaked then, and after that subsided. The death toll in the UK has dropped steadily since just before the middle of April, and that has been the situation in most if not all of Europe, regardless of whether the country concerned had a “lockdown” (shutdown of almost everything) or not.
Naturally, mass testing has resulted in many more “new cases”, people who, yes, have “the virus”, but who have few or no symptoms. Ludicrously, the recent increase or bulge in “cases” has trumped the falling death rate in terms of the governmental response.
As for the facemask nonsense, only now, when the death rate is almost flat, has the UK government of clowns mandated the wearing of masks or muzzles.
At present, in August 2020, on any given day, any UK resident has a one in THREE MILLION chance of dying with or from (mostly “with”) Coronavirus! At present, for example, a UK resident would have to take about 11,000 train journeys to even be infected! Not to die; just to be infected.
A society cannot live, certainly cannot live decently, when its population is muzzled and its economy shut down. Now, at last, most businesses in the UK are again open, but the retail ones are supposed to police the wearing of facemasks by their customers. I cannot see that that will encourage shoppers; quite to the contrary.
Already, millions of people in this country have been laid off (or not taken on) despite the “furlough” and other payments from central government funds. There will almost certainly be millions more.
This should be, in logic, the moment when everything is allowed to open up again, with the arguable exception of pubs and nightclubs. Of course, had it been my decision to make, Britain never would have been “locked down” anyway (except for pubs and nightclubs…and inward flights).
Boris-idiot and little Matt Hancock (advised by the ludicrous SAGE people) did everything wrong, pretty much: “locked down” most businesses, forced Britain to take a massive hit economically, destroyed much of the feeling that UK people still had civil rights, destroyed the proper functioning of the legal and courts system, turned the police into toytown bullies and nuisances, failed to stop inward flights; and even now are making the wrong decisions: mandating useless facemasks or muzzles, “locking down” towns or parts of cities etc.
Britain has survived a lot in its history, but I am not so sure that it will survive, in a recognizable form, this “virus” panic. Respect for the police and law has been greatly weakened, people know that the government are a bunch of clowns, but the official Opposition is similar and in fact almost invisible.
The consequences of the “virus” panic might be overcome, were they to stand alone. However, Britain has to contend with other pressures coming at the same time: the Brexit effect for one.
I supported Leave, support Brexit, but the governments of Theresa May and Boris-idiot have mishandled Britain’s exit to an extent that surprised even a reluctant cynic like me. Now, Britain is looking at potential chaos in some areas, at least initially.
Then we have the continuing migration-invasion, which not only does the government seem powerless to halt, but which it is actually encouraging! Boris-idiot has invited 4 million Hong Kong Chinese to live in the UK, which would require (will require?) enormous amounts of building, road construction etc.
To put it one way, 4 million people equates to nearly 1.5 times the population of the whole of Greater Manchester (2.8 million) or approximately the population of the Birmingham metropolitan area (4+ million).
To put it another way, Boris-idiot has invited a population the equivalent of between a quarter and a third of that living now in the entire London area sprawl to come to the UK.
Also, the “points-based” immigration system which is present government policy will mean that 660 MILLION immigrants could, in principle, come here. Yes, I know that 660,000,000 will in fact not come here, but 66 million might, and 6 million (oh…) or more certainly would.
In other words, we see that the incompetence of the present UK government masks more obviously sinister motives by those standing behind the present government.
Tweets seen today
That one made me laugh, and reminded me of the Fawlty Towers episode, The Germans, which ended with the Major saying “Naughty moose!”…
One has to ask, what kind of country allows itself to be “led” or “ruled” by a Cabinet composed almost entirely by persons of alien origin? Jews, part-Jews, Indians etc.
Meanwhile this [below] is Labour’s Shadow Chancellor. No, really…
Two points on the above: firstly, the tweeter may or may not be aware that, just like that little pissant Robert Jenrick, Keir Starmer is married to a Jewish woman (a lawyer), and their children are being brought up as Jewish. In other words, Starmer is completely in the Jew-Zionist pocket (to say the least); Starmer is also a Labour “Friend of Israel”.
Secondly, that sad scene from Jerusalem reinforces the fact that where Jews live in any but very small numbers, non-Jews have no decent life and certainly no freedom. That applies as much in the UK as it does in occupied Palestine (“Israel”). You only have to look at how Zionist Jews in the UK are trying to strangle free speech. Take a look at my own experiences in this regard, or some of such, over the past 6-7 years:
The Zionist assault on freedom in the UK has been intensifying for years.
What the pseudo-socialists of today cannot accept is that National Socialism in Germany actually created, in a few short years (really 6 years only, the years of peace 1933-39) a society which gave the majority, in fact the vast majority, of the German population, benefits hitherto only promised as “pie in the sky” by finance-capitalist parties and the social-democrat and socialist parties, let alone the KPD (German communists), who supported the blood-soaked and poverty-stricken rule of Stalin in the Soviet Union.
It turns out that Ms. Butler was not stopped (in fact the car seems to have been being driven by a white man of some kind) “because she is black“, because that car had tinted windows! Or maybe it was after dark. Will check…
I expect that Dawn Butler would make a good candidate for my occasional series, “Deadhead MPs”. In fact, looking at her Wikipedia entry, I am unsure how she has avoided being profiled by me already: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawn_Butler#Expenses.
Some Parliamentary constituencies in the UK, particularly in London, are becoming like some of the more “ghetto” cities in the USA, places where only blacks can stand for election, realistically, because the black mobs there will only vote for a black candidate, no matter how stupid, uneducated, uncultured, incompetent or corrupt.
Poor England. It’s almost gone now.
“An ape in a silk suit is still an ape“.
“Measure seven times, then cut“.
“If you chase two hares, you wont catch one“.
Simple homespun wisdom…
“More Britons have been killed by flu and pneumonia than coronavirus for seven weeks in a row, new data has revealed.
Research published by the Office for National Statistics found influenza caused more deaths in the UK than Covid-19 between June 19 and July 31.
In the seven-week period, 6,626 Britons were killed by flu or pneumonia – compared to 2,992 coronavirus deaths.” [Daily Mail]
In the car earlier, heard a piano piece (via Radio 3) by someone whose name I did not catch, and who apparently was a noted young female composer who died young (I think that the presenter said aged 27). It caught my attention because it was called “Maida Vale“, and may have been (I don’t know) inspired by visits to the BBC studios, Maida Vale, which still exist: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maida_Vale_Studios (Wikipedia says that closure was announced in 2018, but as of today, the studios are, it seems, still in temporary use, if I did not mishear; I thought that the programme was being broadcast from there, but I was reading at the time too).
I myself lived in Maida Vale for about 20 years (but with breaks), though I was in Little Venice, and the BBC studios are much further out.
As to that short piano piece, it was actually quite intriguing, the style see-sawing between a French Belle Epoque composition and something almost in the style of Gershwin, I thought. That was my not very considered impression, anyway.
I was obviously wrong about her possible connection with Maida Vale Studios though, despite the fact that the building was constructed in 1909. She may have known the building, though not as studios. It was an ice-rink at first, and only became BBC studios after reconstruction in 1933-34.
Well! Small world. The lady was apparently friendly with not only D.H. Lawrence, but Ezra Pound, the near-martyred American poet [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ezra_Pound], and with Prince Yusupov [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felix_Yusupov], the leader of the assassins who killed Rasputin. I myself knew a lady who, as a young girl, knew Yusupov, who became a friend of the girl’s father and stayed with them in the 1930s at their estate in East Prussia. By a strange quirk of fate, the lady I knew lived, when I knew her, in Maida Vale and had done since the late 1950s.
Saw some dull System drone on Sky News, talking about all the wonderful work of the Coastguard, rescuing those in trouble at sea. Very good, but not when what it means is that migrant-invaders are basically given a fast-shuttle service from mid-Channel to the shores of England.
No less than 100 are known to have crossed the Channel on small boats yesterday alone (with or without UK government help). That’s the ones that were known about…What about the thousands of others no doubt smuggled in by ferry or via the Channel Tunnel? Some even come via light planes that land on grass strips in rural areas.
Then there are the “legal” migrants, in their thousands, daily. “Family members”, “asylum seekers”, “students” etc.
100 in a day (minimum) = about 40,000 in a year. Total arriving every year legally/illegally— about HALF A MILLION. No civilized economy or society can survive that for long.
I notice that these “poor refugees” (migrant-invaders, mostly economic migrants) seem to have access to good quality rubber boats or RIBs. Those boats cost from about £1,000 (with small outboard motor) to not only thousands but sometimes tens of thousands of pounds. The ones I saw in newspapers and on TV, and which were involved in yesterday’s incidents, cost about £4,000 each…
My view is that there is a will across Europe to reverse the process, but that that will, or at least wish, is only found in the people (and some cartoonists), and not in the ZOG/NWO governments of most of the EU states (and UK), which are, in their most secret councils, part of the Coudenhove-Kalergi conspiracy.
Rather harsh satire, perhaps, or arguably, but it does portray the wish of the bulk of the European peoples as a whole.
Katie Hopkins is back on Twitter (slightly to my surprise):
May I politely request you turn your sound on and volume up?
As always, Ms. Hopkins aims again at the Muslims, when it was a Jewess and/or the Jewish lobby, and a lobby group allegedly funded in whole or in part by George Soros, that got her suspended from Twitter. Not “conspiracy theory” but admitted fact:
Had an overwhelmingly positive response to @Twitter’s actions today. The British public hates hate! 🇬🇧❤️
Katie Hopkins should think again and tweet accordingly, while she still can…
Like so many, Rachel Riley thinks that Twitter = The World or The Public, whereas in fact Twitter is an ever-narrower echo-chamber, as previously blogged about.
Talking about Twitter, the platform made a profit in 2018, the first since Twitter went public in 2013. Until 2018, Twitter had lost well over $USD 2.2 billion! I have often wondered why the big investors have been content to lose billions of dollars funding Twitter. What is really behind it (and Facebook etc)? Is it just a huge trawling operation to discover and archive users’ political views? Maybe. Maybe not. Look at Uber:
Another example of Silicon Valley’s extraordinary patience with tech firms – Uber loses $1.1bn in three months but it’s on the “path to profitability” so that’s all good https://t.co/BUjyQd9Xxy
Whatever the truth of that, the Katie Hopkins/Rachel Riley/Twitter incident highlights again the precarious state of free speech online. If you annoy some daytime TV game show presenter, and that TV face is a loud enough nuisance to Twitter, Facebook, whatever, you’re kicked off those platforms and to hell with your supposed right to freedom of expression. Sick society.
In the clip below, some no doubt sincere fellow from the North of England says that everyone has “an equal chance” and “it is what they do with it…”.
Seems that my posting of this video has really wound up some people. I’m being monstered here on Twitter, just like during the General Election.
Boris Johnson: part-Jew; educated at considerable expense so that he might make the right sort of connections; sacked from various jobs but connections always sorted out other ones for him; no good at anything except self-promotion. Bang! Prime Minister 2019-; useless;
David Cameron-Levita: part-Jew, educated at…[see above]…. Inherited £40 million. Connections had him given a job as Special Adviser to a Con Cabinet minister and then as head of a TV publicity dept. Underwhelming, but still got selected as Con MP for a safe seat. Bang! Prime Minister 2010-2017; useless;
Zac Goldsmith: part-Jew, educated [see above]. Inherited about £300 million. Never had a job, really. Selected as MP. Bang! Appointed minister; lost Commons seat later but then immediately elevated to House of Lords; useless;
You get the picture. That poor sap in the clip really thinks that, under a Conservative Party government, he has or will have, or his offspring if any will have, the same life-“chances” as someone replete with family money, and with connections garnered at somewhere such as Eton (and then Oxford, in the first two examples given). It’s sad…
The reality is that
this government is for (at best) the most-affluent half of the society (and arguably for the most-affluent 10%); and
the whole idea of “equality of opportunity” is flawed in any case, leaving 90% of the people out in the cold.
Richard Strauss, Ein Heldenleben [A Hero’s Life]
“You have to act like a hero today, merely to behave like a decent human being” [Sean Connery, as Barley Blair, in 1989 film The Russia House].
Well, I know six, maybe seven, of the answers to those 10 questions. How come John Rentoul got only three right (and is fairly famous, influential etc) and I am not? There’s the question…[10 mins later: in fact I only got 6, not 7, right; “Anderlecht”, Question 9, stumped me, as did Questions 1, 4 and 8].
News from Scotland
The last three polls in Scotland have a majority for independence: Survation, 20-22 Jan: 50.2% YouGov, 22-27 Jan: 51% Panelbase, 28-31 Jan: 52% Excl don't knows https://t.co/3dHkuU35jj
As I have often said, if the people of Scotland really want “Independence” from the UK, fine, but don’t expect any further financial help from England. Or an open border. I myself cannot see that Scotland is really “independent” if it is still under (not just part of) EU, NATO, and the international financial web, but there it is…; also, is Scotland going to continue to take in non-Europeans and pretend that they and their offspring are Scottish?
Still, good luck…
“Uncertainties around Brexit” sound death knell for iconic British company.
“Brexit” and “uncertainties around Brexit” look like joining “the cheque’s in the post” and other phrases as an excuse of choice. BBC News: “[Axminster]…had previously come close to closing in 2013 and was subsequently rescued by a consortium led by a private investor Stephen Boyd.” No comma before “Stephen Boyd”…well, that’s the BBC now, full of 20-somethings with “Firsts” from Oxford but who cannot even put a comma in the right place.
…and with the same excuse: “...less than two years later, in the same week the UK was to leave the European Union, the firm has gone into administration after reportedly struggling to pay a tax bill. The owner also blamed Brexit uncertainty.”
So it was not poor management, lack of demand for large motorcycles, fraud, or anything like that, just “Brexit uncertainty”…oh, and the apparent fact that the company has not been paying its tax bills…
“However, the story is far more complex than that. It is a pile-up that includes hundreds of hapless pension holders, together with unsuspecting Norton customers, staff and even government ministers, who repeatedly endorsed Norton as millions of pounds in taxpayer support flowed into the firm. All will take a lot of persuading that this is merely a story of a plucky British company that is a victim of circumstance. Their anger looks likely to be directed principally towards one man: Norton’s boss, Stuart Garner.” [The Guardian]
“An associated business owned by Stuart Garner, the nearby Priest House Hotel, is also in administration, being run temporarily by an outside hotel chain.” [Wikipedia].
Brutal thug attacked a man in a surprise attack, having already hit another nearby. Four punches, delivered to a helpless victim. Victim had to have metal plate inserted etc.
“Bassnett initially gave a no comment interview to police, before he was picked out by Mr Bimpson at an identity parade”
“When interviewed again, he claimed he was threatened by the two men in the car park, which prosecutors did not accept.”
“Bassnett, who admitted causing grievous bodily harm, has 29 previous convictions for 39 offences, including an affray in 2003.”
“In August 2013 he punched a man during a taxi queue row in Liverpool city centre, knocking out one of his teeth, and pushed a woman to the ground.”
“Bassnett was convicted of battery against the woman in December 2013 and assault causing actual bodily harm against the man in 2015, for which he received a nine-month sentence, suspended for two years.” [Liverpool Echo]
Spared imprisonment because he has a business with 2 employees (it must be a small business indeed, if his own pay is only £1,600 per month), and because he has children. This is not justice.
I see the judge’s reasoning, but this was a brutal crime by someone with no less than 29previous convictions!
Just as well that the defendant did not do such a wicked thing as mention the bloody Jews in a speech, as did Jez Turner (1 year immediate imprisonment, despite being of previous good character and having spent 12 years in the British Army, including active deployments to both Afghanistan and Iraq)…
I had occasion to visit a small NHS facility recently. It was a lovely, quiet unit, with only about a dozen or so patients, those patients living, prior to discharge, in several large “bays” and a few individual rooms. The unit was surrounded by flower gardens with small flowering trees and a few classical statues. Beyond that (out of sight) was a very small town (little more than a village) and the countryside of Southern England. If you have to go to a hospital, you could do worse. So why am I blogging about this?
While waiting to go in to see the patient in question, I perused the literature rack by the nursing station. One leaflet caught my eye. I have it before me as I write. Under the NHS logo and the name of the NHS foundation trust running the unit at the strategic level, the title:
[the words contained within a shield device; with two hands –dark blue and light blue (the old KGB colour..ironic) and perhaps (?) representing white and non-white– clasped]. The leaflet was then sub-headed:
Preventing vulnerable people from being drawn into terrorism
Inside the leaflet:
What is Prevent? Prevent is part of the government’s counter terrorism strategy; aiming to prevent people of all ages from being radicalised and drawn into terrorism.
The leaflet continues:
What kind of extremism does Prevent aim to deal with? It aims to deal with all forms of extremism; for example far right extremism, animal rights extremism and religious extremism.
So we see that “terrorism” has already been conflated with or replaced by “extremism”, an even less easily-defined idea. Moreover, we see that Islamist terrorism, the only kind actually posing even a slight threat to public order in the UK, is not mentioned by name (no doubt that would be called “Islamophobic”…) and only coyly implied, sub nom “religious extremism”. No doubt the Jewish Zionist fanatics, who go in their hundreds to be trained by the Israelis in Israel, are not considered “extremists”, “terrorists” etc. No, they just go to an alien society to be trained in the use of weapons and in the techniques of killing with bare hands (oh, and of course, how to “bring down” British MPs thought not to be pro-Israel or pro-Jew…).
Who are these “extremists” in pole position in the Prevent leaflet? Ah, yes, the “far right” (also left undefined, presumably social nationalists, those who hate mass immigration and the trashing of the UK by certain groups and types) as well as those who hate the cruelties inflicted on the animal kingdom by some humans and by human society; but let us now return to the leaflet:
What are some of the possible signs of radicalisation?
you may notice changes in the person’s behaviour or mood;
the person’s appearance may change and they may spend excess [sic] time on the internet;
the person may start to express extreme political or radical views;
the person may become withdrawn or have a change in their circle of friends.
So now we have travelled from “terrorism” and even “extremism” to people who have or may have merely “radical” points of view about, say, the disastrous effect that mass immigration has had on the UK, or about the exploitation and cultural contamination carried out by Jew-Zionists, or even about animal welfare.
The leaflet then asks what the reader might do should he or she actually suspect that another person has changed lifestyle or perhaps have acquired “radical” views:
NOTICE: Be aware of an individual’s vulnerability to radicalisation, any change in behaviour or ideology. An ideology is a set of beliefs an individual may have. [this section of the leaflet also contains the iconic alien-looking “all-seeing eye” motif…]
CHECK: If possible and appropriate check out any concerns with the individual…your line manager and the [NHS] safeguarding team. [this section of the leaflet contains a motif of a magnifying glass with a little humanoid figure inside the lens…]
SHARE: You need to share your concerns with the [NHS] safeguarding team. They can advise you on any relevant partner agencies who will need to be contacted. [note “will need to be contacted” not “may need”…presumably police, MI5 etc].
The leaflet then goes on to list telephone numbers and internet contact details, before ending with these dystopian remarks, which would not have been out of place in an early 1970s BBC Play For Today, or perhaps George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four:
What happens to my referral? [“my referral”, note, not “my denunciation”, “my informing”, my accusation” etc…]. Prevent referrals are shared with the MASH (multi-agency safeguarding hub) or [name of city] SPA (single point of access) depending on where the individual lives. Referrals are then screened for acceptance in to the channel process.
What is channel?
Channel is a multi-agency process whereby professionals and partner agencies can share resources and expertise. The aim of channel is to work with the individual to reduce risk. If your referral is accepted into the channel process you may also be asked to attend the channel meetings to share relevant information as part of effective multi-agency working.
I have sometimes been accused of being, inter alia, a “grammar Nazi”, and am, of course, (also) appalled by the poor English displayed in the leaflet. I have no idea by whom the leaflet was written. Perhaps the Home Office and MI5 are now less likely to recruit graduates from Oxford or Cambridge, or perhaps the near-illiteracy shown is just a function of the UK’s sliding educational standards. The main impression given, though, is that of a police state operation which would be recognizable to an official of Stalin’s Russia or any similar society. The saving grace is probably that it is not (though I am guessing) very efficient.
Indeed, shorn of the millennial “nudge”-government, fake “sharing caring” and armchair psychology nonsense, the leaflet could be seen simply as a method of recruiting agents…
Finally, think about where this leaflet was found– not in a prison, a government office, nor even in a university library, but in a normal NHS clinical environment in the heart of the South of England…