On this day a year ago
Video link justice
When I was a practising barrister (1993-2008, though with extended breaks when I was overseas or engaged elsewhere), conducting hearings by video link had either not yet started, or was in its infancy; certainly I never encountered it, though I did some telephone hearings in latter years, usually from home. They involved civil/commercial interlocutory and/or procedural matters. Awkward when the cats miaowed loudly.
I should add that, after the early/mid 1990s, I did almost no criminal cases, except the odd corporate matter, representing large companies accused of breaching the law in various —mostly rather minor— ways.
Now, however, video link hearings in criminal cases are commonplace, especially in respect of sentencing hearings. It saves money, and inconvenience. But…
I think that sentencings especially (but also any examination or cross-examination of witnesses, including the accused) should always be carried out face-to-face in open court. The judge can see, a relatively few feet away, the demeanour of the person talking, in a way that is just not the same via video link, however good the technology.
Can it really be right that a defendant be sentenced, often to a term of years, while in a prison and at the end of a video link? I think not.
I am probably rowing against the tide here, but I thought that someone should make these points, even someone who is no longer (thanks to the Jew element) at the Bar: see https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/09/the-slide-of-the-english-bar-and-uk-society-continues-and-accelerates/.
I think that the secret ruling circles want Sunak, in part because he is a non-white. The Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan. The message being “Britain is now a multikulti country; even the Prime Minister is non-white“…
Ireland has gone the same way. Until recently, the PM there was a half-Indian called Varadkar (he is now Deputy PM). I noticed that, in the recent explosion in Donegal, in a tiny village far from anywhere, two of the deceased were Africans. Shows how much migration-invasion there has been in Ireland in recent years (and pitiful “nationalist” Sinn Fein bends the knee to it all).
The same is happening all over Europe.
The Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan.
Conservative Party electoral support
To state the fairly obvious, Labour is not popular; the Conservative Party is unpopular. Labour’s seeming popularity is purely by default.
The Conservative Party has been dumped by the voters because it has just got to a point at which its incompetence and absurdity just outweighs the doubts many have about Starmer, his Friends of Israel Shadow Cabinet, and Labour as a whole.
“Boris”-idiot came close to this point but did not quite reach it. Whether it was his contrived Eton-Oxford gloss, the slightly-easier economic circumstances, or whatever, he was just about holding the electoral line. Once he was chucked out, and especially once it became clear that Britain was heading for a train crash, the electorate woke up to the cold air, looked at Liz Truss and woolly-head Kwarteng, Therese Coffey etc, and was appalled.
A vote for Labour is a vote for more mass immigration, for Jew-Zionist control, for blatant pro-Israelism at the top of government, and for cuts imposed on pensions, State benefits etc. Despite that, Labour is riding high because the people are becoming desperate for anything that looks, however implausibly, like a government, rather than a bunch of headless chickens.
In any case, mass immigration and migration-invasion has continued under the “Conservative” governments since 2010. All that has happened has been a torrent of empty words by such as the Indians (could you make this up?) Priti Patel and Suella Braverman.
The Conservative Party has been held up until very recently by two factors: Brexit (despite that having been totally mishandled), and the fact that pensioners and near-pensioners (broadly, the 60+ age group) voted Conservative, overwhelmingly.
Rishi Sunak suspended the Triple Lock, “for a year” supposedly. That alone diminished the support for the Conservative Party. Labour climbed above Conservative in the opinion polls for the first time in years. Sunak failed to become Conservative Party leader and Prime Minister because the “grey vote” within the Conservative Party defected to Liz Truss, who promised almost everyone almost everything.
Now we see that even the “grey vote” is abandoning the Conservative Party, as I have been recently predicting. If your only real reasons to vote “Conservative”, as a 60+-aged voter, are a. the value of State pensions and benefits (including Pension Guarantee Credit); b. to stop or restrict mass immigration; and c. law and order, then the Conservative Party has let you down royally on all three.
This would be the moment for a social-national party to strike, if there were one. The absence of one is both infuriating (for me) and tragic (for the British people and their future).
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Wallace can now ride his horse, sabre aloft, towards Moscow. Pathetic.
Starmer-Labour is just a possibly-more-competent version of what used to be the Conservative Party, in some ways, before the latter became the home of Oxford and Durham university dropouts, and ceased to be able even to pretend to be a serious party of government.
Naturally, the old-style Labourites are jumping ship; the rank and file at least have been doing so for about three years, since the Labour Friends of Israel regained control.
The problem I have with Corbyn, Pidcock etc (well, one problem) is their mealy-mouthed attitude to the Jew-Zionist lobby that has stamped on them. As people say now, “call it out” for what it is; but they will not. They still pay lip-service to the “holocaust” farrago, and support the basically Jewish organizations that have beaten them, such as the “Campaign Against Antisemitism”, “Hope not Hate”, “United Against Fascism”, “Community Security Trust” etc.
How about “honestly questioning” Ben Wallace’s ability to be Defence Secretary on a different basis, i.e. that making the UK the bullseye of a Russian nuclear attack on NATO is a Very Bad Idea? Wallace, a former junior officer in the Guards, is just the sort of nincompoop who might, perhaps when in drink, precipitate a war with a power which has about 100 times our nuclear offensive capability.
Maybe. On the other hand, would the British electorate, at a general election, vote in large numbers for the Indian one-time-thought “clever boy” Rishi Sunak (and the rest of the Conservative Party MPs)? I doubt it.
Most people apparently still do not realize that the number one reason why the British economy has crumbled and is crumbling is because the stupid “panicdemic” measures of 2021-2022 included almost shutting down that economy for nearly 2 years, accompanied by a massive propaganda campaign.
Sunak was part of all that.
In any case, people vote primarily for a party, only secondarily for a party’s leader or a potential prime minister. The Conservative MPs are now seen, I think rightly, as a total rabble.
I do not think that it matters much, electorally, whether Johnson or Sunak prevails.
Strange. I still think that Labour has become a party without a purpose (as blogged in the past) but the Conservative Party, which was apparently solidly seated in the (mainly) south of England, propped up by (mainly) the middle-aged and elderly, and by the ranks of house-owners seeing their paper capital increase year on year, has now thrown all that away and become the System party most likely to disappear.
Actually it makes again the well-known point that (as Lenin is supposed to have opined) “to destroy a country, first destroy its currency“. I am not so sure that Lenin ever said or wrote that, but no matter. We can also see what happened in the German hyperinflation of the 1920s.
Many people tweet, or scribble in the msm, as if the German hyper-inflation went from 1918 to 1933 and a National Socialist government under the NSDAP and Adolf Hitler. Not so. It lasted for only 2 years, the worst of it being in 1923. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperinflation_in_the_Weimar_Republic.
There were both positive and negative economic effects. The hyperinflation, however, also had political effects, which continued to resonate throughout the 1920s and beyond. The Beer Hall Putsch of 1923 was the first major attempt by Adolf Hitler to seize power. The KPD (German Communist Party) also became powerful at that time.
The faith of the German middle classes, especially, in the currency, was shattered, and not entirely put back together after the actual hyperinflation had ended.
Their faith in the political system of the Weimar Republic was correspondingly weakened.
In the UK, the country was staring down the barrel of hyperinflation under the idiotic misgovernment of Truss and woolly-head. That seems to have been stabilized now, but at what cost? Terrible spending cuts “across the board”, we read (though, strangely, or perhaps not so strangely, “Defence”, meaning money sent to support the Jew Zelensky in Kiev, is probably going to be increased).
Can you believe that idiot Welby?! He should probably not be allowed out without supervision. It really is time for the thoroughly infiltrated Church of England to be disestablished.
Having said that, tweeter “@LesleyPollard1” seems to be another “migrants welcome” idiot. Those people will only learn, and maybe not even then, when Britain is a complete non-white multikulti dustbin, a mixture of black Africa, North Africa, Kabul, Pakistan, Calcutta and a rundown version of New York City. Oh, and China.
As I blogged earlier today, if voters prefer Labour to Con even on immigration and Brexit, and maybe on pensions and (almost certainly) on benefits, then that might leave the Conservative Party with literally 10% of the general election vote, and that might mean only 50 Con Party MPs left. Looks as though idiotic Archbishop Welby should direct his prayers, for what they are worth, to almost all Con Party MPs except Liz Truss (who, in her very safe seat, would probably survive even a 90% cull of those MPs).
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The unexpected —by some— degree of support for Johnson is a political grasping at straws. Look at the Conservative Party standing in the opinion polls. 14%! Even if that level of voter intent were to double by the time of a general election, it would still result in a massive Labour victory; and there is no guarantee that voter intentions will improve for the Conservative Party.
The MPs backing Johnson are doing so because they do not believe that any but a smallish minority of the British electorate will vote for a party led by a globalist Indian billionaire. “Boris” (though in fact not entirely English) looks and sounds at least sort-of English, is a known quantity even if useless, and so is “the Devil you know”, and has to be more popular with some of the public (if only as a clown or jester) than Sunak.
Of course, it is desperate.
Onto the bonfire with him!
The stake needs to be in the globalist, not in the ground.
Import millions from other races, import their politics, their ways of life, their corruption etc. Fact.
That last clip shows the reaction of Liz Truss when someone became unwell at the Con Party hustings a couple of months ago. Thank God that the stupid “ho” will not now be in charge of the UK nuclear deterrent. Look at her! Panicking…
All the same, I doubt that it is very strictly supervised.
I have never actually bothered to watch GB News, but was just reading and watching, or listening to, some clips it posted on Twitter. Mostly about how “Boris”-idiot should again take on the unearned and unmerited mantle of Prime Minister.
Quite a few of the GB News presenters seem to be black, including some Ghanaian woman who had a job a year or two ago persuading ethnic minorities to submit to the “Covid” “vaccine”.
Controlled opposition? Scarcely “opposition” at all, in my view, and from what I have seen.
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Then, in the end, you will still have to “take up arms against a sea of troubles“, in the Shakespearean phrase, because the bastards have their orders, and the ones giving those orders are not going to just give up.
FAO Ben Wallace, MOD.
FAO Ben Wallace, MOD.