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Diary Blog, 23 November 2022, including a brief overview of the upcoming City of Chester by-election

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On this day a year ago

City of Chester by-election

I was going to publish a separate piece about the upcoming by-election, but have decided that that would not be merited.

Chester, as a settlement, has a history going back to 79 AD, when it was established as a Roman fortress: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chester.

The City of Chester constituency also has a very old history, going back to the times of Henry VIII. In modern times, meaning 19th/20th centuries, it has mostly been a Conservative/Unionist seat, though electing Labour Party candidates in 1997, 2001, 2005, 2015, 2017, and 2019. Two Labour MPs in that time, with a Conservative in the years 2010-2015: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_of_Chester_(UK_Parliament_constituency).

The by-election will be held on 1 December 2022, 8 days from today, and is the first by-election in the constituency since 1956.

The MP from 2015 to 2022 had to resign by reason of sexual scandal.

The candidates declared are: Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat; also, Reform UK, Green, Freedom Alliance, UKIP, Rejoin EU, and the inevitable Monster Raving Loony.

This is likely to be a straight fight between Lab and Con, looking at previous elections. The LibDems have in the past scored as high as 21.9% (in 2005); since 2010 they have always received less than 10% of the vote (6.8% in 2019), and have never managed better than 3rd place (even in 2005).

Labour, nationwide, is clearly on a roll at present, if only by default. The latest YouGov poll (on 17 November 2022) of (UK-wide) voting intention put Labour on 48%, Conservative 25%, LibDem 10%, and both Green and Reform UK on 5%.

Despite the scandal attaching to the former MP, I cannot see that affecting the result. As a matter of fact, both Con and Lab are putting up female candidates, though that may be co-incidental.

There seems little to prevent Labour winning this by-election, and winning it easily. Not only is the present Con government extremely unpopular, but Labour has, after all, won in this constituency the past three times, and held it for 20 out of the past 25 years.

I cannot see the LibDems getting far here, even as some kind of unfocussed protest vote. As for Reform UK, the only other contender of interest, they may or may not save their deposit. I could see them, just about, getting 5%; I cannot see them getting 10% or more, especially now that Brexit is not so popular, having been badly mishandled over the past 6 years.

The main interest in the contest will be in the percentage(s) of the vote received by the two main contenders.

Charitable appeal

The crowdfunder below seems to be a worthwhile appeal:

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/heather-booth-3?utm_term=Gde7678Nq.

Tweets seen

As people now say, “based“. Talk about sang-froid

I have been to Moscow twice, in 1993 and 2007, and I have to say that the keyword that comes to my mind is “inconvenient“…

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Looks as though the “Jack Monroe”/”Bootstrap Cook” star is rapidly waning.

The above tweet was about the “@GuardianLive” tweet featuring “Jack Monroe” as booked to appear on a podcast event in early 2023, which tweet has now been deleted. Now we hear that that podcast itself has been axed.

Seems that “Jack Monroe” is, as predicted, becoming “mad, bad, and dangerous to know“…

Even so, the 667 “mugs” on Patreon are, as of today, still giving her their monthly donations for doing absolutely nothing except maintaining her lifestyle, e.g. buying herself luxury goods. Somewhere between c.£2,300 a month and (at maximum) £40,000 a month. In reality, probably about £6,000, at an educated guess. In cash (minus Patreon fees), and every single month. All that and she still poses as a “champion of the poor“! Hard to believe that so many people are so very gullible; yet they have been told now for three or four months that they are just wasting their money.

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As said previously on the blog, I myself have no objection to Scotland declaring faux-“independence”, but those voting for it must accept lower living standards, and an end to UK subsidy.

As the tweeter says, just look at them! Can they really bring Scotland a new dawn? I think not.

As for Nicola Sturgeon, she is a ghastly little would-be dictator with no interesting ideas (that I have seen).

The flotsam and jetsam of the world is assisted to come here, destroying our society, and is kept in comfort (most of them), while British people suffer. Not only mad, but also evil. [Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan].

Whatever the relevance of that, can anyone look at those uninspiring people and imagine that they will be able to usher in a new age of prosperity and enlightenment in Scotland?

In any case, it seems that Scotland is still split about 50-50 on “Independence”, with possibly more wanting to retain the Union.

However, even if there were a small majority for “Independence”, would that be valid, really? To drag the other, say 45%, into an unwanted break with England and the other regions or countries? After over 300 years?

Of course, the absurd playground taunts of the two sides in the present conflict (“you are the ‘Nazi'”; “no, you are the ‘Nazi’“) are just silly.

Actually, the German Army in WW2, despite the pitiless nature of that war in the East, behaved well, mostly, in Ukraine, certainly better than the Red Army. Most atrocities were committed either by the Red Army (or by the forces travelling alongside them— the NKVD and, latterly, Smersh), or by Ukrainian auxiliaries under overall German command, or by Ukrainian civilians who just wanted to eliminate Jews, and who acted without either order or permission.

I have blogged in the past a few times about how I met, in or about 1995, the then Ukrainian Ambassador to London, H.E. Ambassador Komissarenko [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serhiy_Komisarenko], a biochemist by training, who went with me and his Scientific Attache in the ambassadorial limousine to Porton Down, Wiltshire [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porton_Down], to meet a scientific team based there. He later headed a major such laboratory in Ukraine, I think not far from Kiev.

Late tweets seen

That Freya Vass person is a grade A loony. I have seen her tweets (in support of “Jack Monroe”/”Bootstrap Cook”) previously.

Exactly. On examining the evidence, I have gone from mildly-supportive to neutral to very critical.

Some of the fantasies or lies of the “Bootstrap Cook” have been worthy of Walter Mitty, Billy Liar, or Baron Munchausen. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baron_Munchausen; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Liar; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Mitty.

The “Covid” hysteria, “lockdowns”, “working from home” in the barely functioning NHS, maladministration, and then the huge and unwanted influx of non-white migrant-invaders and other immigrants over the past many years.

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[Nikolayev, Ukraine]

Diary Blog, 23 October 2022

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On this day a year ago

Tweets seen

Correct. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_threefolding.

I should like to see both main System parties crushed but, in our binary and semi-rigged electoral set-up, that is impossible under most circumstances. That being so and bearing in mind that “if you chase two hares, you will not catch one” (Russian proverb), I should be only too happy to see the Conservative Party destroyed (first).

Worth seeing. There is only one way to deal with his sort.

Liz Truss assessment

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/oct/22/from-fighter-to-quitter-the-weird-rise-and-fall-of-liz-truss

Worth reading.

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https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/oct/22/cuts-closures-diy-dentistry-welcome-to-the-nhs-in-therese-coffeys-seat

Therese Coffey is a disgrace. It is both a scandal and a national humiliation that a creature of that sort could even be an MP, let alone Deputy Prime Minister (even though so far only for “5 minutes”).

See my updated blog post about Therese Coffey: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/09/16/deadhead-mps-an-occasional-series-the-therese-coffey-story/

[Therese Coffey, Deputy Prime Minister and Secretary of State for Health]

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Hodges is very tied-in to the Jewish/Zionist lobby, looking at, for example, his attitude to Labour when Corbyn was leader. A former Labour and/or social-democratic type who now scribbles for the Mail on Sunday. Of all newspapers…

Hodges’ political forecasts are often wrong.

Interesting to see how the System scribblers are all desperately pushing Rishi Sunak, the “great brain” who closed down the UK economy for two years, sprayed money around like a drunken sailor at the same time, yet is suddenly “a safe pair of hands“, apparently.

There is something more behind this, a whiff of secret cabals and international money.

Quite.

God forbid that Britain should have a British and/or indeed English prime minister. Look at not only the non-white presenter, but the attitude of the LBC organization.

System lies.

Of course Sunak is not really British; neither is “Boris”, with his part-Jew roots, including an ancestor who was a rabbi in Lithuania.

What does it matter that Sunak went to Winchester, or any other school? Hordes of foreign persons (whether born here or not) attend Eton etc.

As to that presenter:

Myska was born in Tanzania,[6] and has Indian and African heritage.[7] She graduated from the University of Birmingham with an LLB in Law and Politics.[1]

In September 2009, it was revealed that she was mugged the previous year by Daniel Mykoo and his brother Matthew, dubbed the London ‘strangler-robbers.[8][9]

[Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sangita_Myska].

Listen to the Indian woman (who quite obviously hates England and English people, in my opinion, listening to her tone of voice as she mentions them) pretend to be holding a “conversation” while shouting down the caller for, inter alia, using the word “globalist” (because her “Jewish friends” —as she herself puts it— do not like the word).

It shows what we, the real British people, are up against.

As a matter of fact, look at the replies to that tweet, as the inevitable Twit-mob attacks the caller. Idiots who want Britain to be non-white, or do not care whether it is or not, and probably have no idea of the consequences down the line.

Thank God that Twitter is very unrepresentative, especially now that the more interesting people (including me, if I be a little immodest) have mostly been expelled. A pack of Jews had me expelled from Twitter in 2018.

Later, the presenter posted this:

Just remind me again, how many members of Parliament in either India or Tanzania are white English/British. That’s right— NONE.

What are the chances of an English, or any white European, person becoming Prime Minister of India or Tanzania? That’s right— NO CHANCE.

Saw also this tweet (of much earlier date), by the producer of that LBC show:

From the horse’s mouth. Anyone not signed up to the “multikulti Britain” agenda can only express a view on LBC etc if they can “slip through the net“…

The “British” msm needs a thoroughgoing purge. It’s not just the BBC.

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“Conservative” misgovernment 2010-2022

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/oct/23/if-tory-party-brings-back-boris-johnson-fit-only-for-straitjacket

Nothing startling, but it seems that quite a few people need a reminder of where this shambles started.

Back in 2010 or 2011, certainly by 2012, the UK could borrow money at zero or near-zero interest rates. As some economists (including, to be fair, the then-MP, Ed Balls, someone I rarely commend) said at the time, that was the time to borrow massively for infrastructure purposes (rail, road, education, robotics etc) as well as for modest stimulation of the real economy.

Instead, the part-Jews David Cameron-Levita and George Osborne led a kind of witch-hunt, blaming (of all people) the disabled, unemployed and generally poor for the 2007-2008 banking debacle, and slashing UK government spending. Iain Dunce Duncan Smith was, arguably, the Witchfinder-General.

Libraries, courts, museums, community projects were all closed in huge numbers. The income (in real terms) of the bulk of the British people was slashed.

The result was a partial collapse of the UK economy and, at the end of it all, the Government had borrowed even more money than had “austerity” never happened.

The money was borrowed all right, but not spent on what it should have been.

That is what happens when you put the half-educated and half-baked in charge of things.

Liz Truss may have been the worst example, together with woolly-head Kwarteng, but her smoothed road to office was paved by the twelve years of idiots and self-publicizers that preceded her.

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Looks like Penny Mordaunt is as silly and delusional as Liz Truss. Last time I looked, she had fewer than 30 MPs declared for her candidature. She has no prospect of beating Sunak among MPs voting, though she might then snatch his victory away if the matter were to go to the rank-and-file membership, but to do that she has to get 100 backers, which seems very unlikely.

If she had agreed to withdraw, and if then “Boris” Johnson had managed somehow to get to the 100-level, no doubt she would have been appointed to Cabinet later, assuming a “Boris” victory among the Con Party grassroots. Now, Sunak will probably sail home against a divided anti-Sunak front. Still, he may chuck her a portfolio as a consolation prize (and to keep her “in the tent”).

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Ha ha! That tweet from one “@JonathanDavisUK” is plainly a pack of lies. Very obviously made up.

I rather like that “@nino_rolfe69” tweeter. Another one, that he posted a couple of weeks ago:

Interesting photo.

Riveting.

Conservative Party leadership

I was wondering, a few days ago, about what the plan might be to take the votes of the very many elderly Conservative Party members who are not online. Well, it turns out that, typically for the party that has catastrophically mismanaged this country for 12 years, there…is no plan.

See: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/20-000-face-exclusion-from-tory-leadership-vote-6nhzfk2l8

At least, the “plan” was for Con Party officials to telephone the 20,000 members without email this weekend, either to register their emails or to urge the people to supply email addresses.

I would guess that at least 10,000 are not online anyway. 10,000 votes could easily be the difference between the two candidates; 20,000 would certainly be. I further think that most of those without email addresses will be “Boris” Johnson supporters.

Anyway, let us say that the Conservative officials can reach the 20,000 (which I doubt). How many officials? 10? 2,000 telephone calls each! 100? That would still be 200 calls apiece.

This is rubbish. The Con Party cannot even run its own simple election properly.

I wonder whether, on the above premises, the losing candidate might raise a legal challenge after the result is announced?

Late tweets

I thought that the office of Prime Minister could go no lower after “Boris”-idiot and Liz Truss, but now it looks as though an Indian money-juggler is going to be in 10 Downing Street by tomorrow.

I agree with all that except the merging of the NHS with the police. That would not work. The rest would.

… and see how Sunak praises “Boris”-idiot for shutting the country down for 2 years, and the “vaccine” and similar nonsense etc, as well as getting involved in a war in Ukraine which actually has nothing at all to do with Britain and its people, quite apart from the wastage of billions of pounds needed here.

Sunak is probably going to slash public services spending, State benefits, State Pension etc. He is probably not going to call for, or request, a general election soon. That means that he will rule as a hated, effectively unelected, unmandated “regent”.

As soon as the voters are given a chance, they will bury Sunak and, with him, the Conservative Party.

We should know the way the wind is blowing when the City of Chester by-election occurs: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_of_Chester_(UK_Parliament_constituency)

In recent years, the Conservative Party has scored around 40% in the seat (about 38% in 2019), so if that goes down to 30% or 20%, we shall get an idea of the popularity of the Con Party.

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