Tag Archives: Coronavirus Act 2020

Diary Blog, 24 May 2021

Labour Party

The latest opinion polling:

Labour continues to bump along almost at the bottom of major-party credibility. As I have blogged often previously, Labour’s problem was not Corbyn, as such; neither is it Jewish-lobby puppet Starmer, as such. It stems more from Labour’s disappearing traditional base, and from Labour’s now almost invisible identity.

The opinion poll above does not show Conservative Party popularity so much as Labour Party unpopularity, of course. The point is, for what does Labour stand? Anything? As many have said, half-joking, it seems to be something akin to “workhouses are good, but we say let’s run them efficiently, and more fairly”. I do not think that that will attract many voters.

Of course, there are still pockets of die-hard Labour right-or-wrong support around. The sort of old-style Northern English tribalism that can be seen on TV in the Daily Mirror journalist Kevin Maguire (who in fact lives in some comfort in London).

That kind of ping-pong, cuckoo clock Con-Lab-Con-Lab politics is so out of date now. Especially when the policies of the supposed political rivals are almost identical.

In July, there will be held the Batley and Spen by-election. Labour is putting up the sister of the assassinated MP, Jo Cox, which MP has been all but canonized by the msm since her death in 2016.

I shall blog about the by-election when all runners and riders are in the frame, but what occurs to me at this stage is how desperate Labour must be to select as candidate someone purely because her sister was assassinated. Labour obviously hopes for some kind of sympathy vote, or “solidarity” vote. I doubt that it will work, but we shall have to see. Labour really has no other card to play.

Reality v. semblance

I have blogged about aspects of allied nonsense of that sort in the past: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2018/11/15/when-reality-becomes-subjective/

“Lockdown” and facemask nonsense

Nearly a third of all prosecutions brought under Covid-19 laws in the first year of the pandemic were incorrectly charged, a review has found…Police forces around the UK were handed powers by the government last March to enforce the ‘stay at home’ message and break up large gatherings of people…Officers were also empowered to prosecute people for breaking lockdown, not wearing masks on public transport, throwing house parties, and meeting in the street in groups.

However a Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) review of court cases which had been concluded by March 31 this year found that 549 out of 1,821 had been incorrectly charged…Every one of the 270 prosecutions brought under the Coronavirus Act 2020 – which granted powers to direct infectious people into quarantine – had either been abandoned or convictions overturned.

The review also found that the wrong offences contained in a myriad of versions of the Health Protection regulations had been deployed by police officers.

The problems with the use of coronavirus offences were first identified last April, just days into the pandemic, when journalists noticed that a woman had been wrongly prosecuted and convicted under the Coronavirus Act in Newcastle.

The review found the Health Protection regulations had also been misapplied by police, using out-of-date rules and making mistakes such as deploying an offence specific to Wales for a London prosecution.

The review found that 1,272 of the 1,551 Health Protection regulation cases had been correctly charged, with some prosecutions abandoned due to insufficient evidence.

More than 1,000 Covid-19 cases have been brought to courts through the Single Justice Procedure, which allows a magistrate to deal with the case administratively instead of at an open court hearing.

Those cases are not reviewed at court by a prosecutor, and are instead processed by police forces.” [Evening Standard].

So once again the police failed to know, understand, and properly apply laws and regulations and, in this case, conflating these with (supposed) “rules”, and with cretinous “advice” given out by politicians and their ridiculous advisers.

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Diary Blog, 3 December 2020

I’m educated, me!

More farcical news. It seems that “because of the disruption caused to education by Coronavirus“, school pupils and others will have their exams marked “more generously” in 2021. In addition, they will be tipped off as to which topics within subjects will be particularly examined!

You really could not make it up! Or, as Victor Meldrew would say, “I don’t believe it!“. Except that I do believe it, because it is entirely consonant with the tenor of the times. Award inflation has become a notorious fact over the past two decades. Something like 35% of students at Oxford and Cambridge are now awarded First Class degrees (at one time awarded only to the brilliant few), and no less than 94% are now being awarded either Firsts or Upper Seconds.

Likewise at the secondary educational level. The school student who gets (in the Americanized vocabulary of the day) “straight-As”, is now almost the rule.

The reality is not so shining, and is not infrequently clear even on shows such as University Challenge, the showcase of “la creme de la creme“.

We might as well just give high marks to everyone, and have done with it! Oh, no, wait… we already do.

I suppose that the Government announcement is a political move designed to mollify the young, to “stuff their mouths with gold” (or at least Fool’s Gold).

Better news

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/dec/03/uk-to-become-first-country-in-europe-to-ban-live-animal-exports

Loony feminist nonsense

The tweeter above carries the —increasingly meaningless— rank of “Professor”…

Corporate crime

https://www.insidehousing.co.uk/news/kingspan-manager-said-professionals-raising-fire-concerns-could-go-fck-themselves-grenfell-inquiry-hears-68801

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First, tragedy…?

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9013447/Politician-named-Adolf-Hitler-wins-election-Namibia.html

Marx might even be amused at this “proof” of his dictum about historical recurrence as “first tragedy, then farce“.

Britain 2020

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/two-men-robbed-homeless-man-23107506

Mitigating for Moyo, defence lawyer Michael Goldwater said: “He came to this country at age 20 and lived in Coventry with his family and remained there until his release from his last prison sentence in 2016.”

Moyo…Goldwater…

Need one say more?

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The Tsar meant well, most of the time, but was not really up to ruling an empire in turbulent times.

That’s among Labour Party members and members of the voting public. Among the Jews, though, Starmer’s ratings are sky-high…

I blogged about both Owen Jones and Peter Hitchens, and about both meeting and talking together, quite a long time ago now: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/05/19/peter-hitchens-and-his-views/; https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/01/04/a-brief-word-about-owen-jones/

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Diary Blog, 29 September 2020

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The moment —see below— when little Matt Hancock woke up from the delusion that he is a serious political leader…

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Below, from yesterday, but worth thinking about:

Looks like ignorant TV face Piers Morgan is finally (just) starting to wake up…

As for “lockdowns” supposedly “protecting the NHS”, the NHS staff have been protected (many are working from home, and not even at hospitals and medical centres) but the patients have in many cases been left to sink or swim…

The present Parliamentary system “needs scrapping“, too!

The irony is that changes to state power in various other countries in the past century were done because a party and a dictator wanted to institute a dictatorship in order to carry out a programme; in Germany, the Enabling Act 1933 [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enabling_Act_of_1933]; in the Soviet Union, a number of decrees, conference resolutions and executive actions [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Government_of_Vladimir_Lenin].

The present clownish government in the UK has no real, let alone radical or revolutionary programme to promulgate and execute. It is swept along by events. There may be an overarching “international conspiracy” “programme”, but that goes beyond this discussion and is being directed from secret sources. As far as the “Conservative” Party government led or headed by Boris Johnson is concerned, it really has no programme at all. Rudderless.

Boris-idiot resembles the jester or court fool of the mediaeval period, who is made “King for a Day”.

Who to blame? Obviously, firstly, Boris-idiot himself. It was his ambition to be “World King”, —Prime Minister is the nearest offered by the UK— that has led him to his present rank.

I blame also the Conservative Party MPs, who supported “Boris” as party leader, thinking that he would be popular with the voters. I blame, also, the 90,000+ (out of 140,000) Conservative Party members who wanted “Boris” to be their leader.

Most of all, I blame the uncritical mass media, the scribblers and talking heads of which have been promoting “Boris” openly for about 20 years.

What of the voters themselves? Yes, they, at least those that voted for Conservative Party candidates, are also to blame, but they were misled by the msm, which promoted “Boris”, and at the same time demonized Corbyn. The Jewish lobby was a large part of that.

Still think that you live in a “free and fair” “democracy”?

Here (above) we see Peter Hitchens offering a non-solution to the problem. Abstention, while it may send a vague message of sullen resistance to the System (eg if the voter turnout is 10% rather than the usual General Election figure of 60%+), achieves nothing beyond that. The same parties (in Hitler’s words, “the dirty democratic politicians”) will fight for that 10% just as they usually do for the present 65% or 70%), ignoring the non-voters.

Any similar graph showing world “Covid-19” statistics would be even more striking, because in the world as a whole a million have died, but of course that is out of eight thousand million! One death for every eight thousand people on the Earth.

Once again, above, Hitchens has no answer except to say “don’t vote” or “vote for someone/anyone else”! Parliamentary democracy as we have known it for the past couple of centuries just does not do its job any more.

Proportional representation would help, but on its own would not be enough. There must be movement towards the Threefold Social Order concept: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_threefolding.

“Bloody Sunday”

Sometimes this country (as it now is) infuriates me, often it exasperates me. “Bloody Sunday” is one example. Whatever the rights and wrongs, the fact is that those events took place nearly 49 years ago. In earlier ages, Britain (Ireland maybe not) made history, good or bad, then moved on, to make new history. These days, everything drags on forever.

It is the same with the Hillsborough football stadium thing. Yes, very sad that people died in an incident probably avoidable, yes the behaviour of some of the police and Press was wrong, but it was 31 years ago. Enough!

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Corbyn libel case

Jeremy Corbyn is being sued by a BBC journalist and maybe others (I have not kept up with the nonsense). I notice that Corbyn’s legal defence fund has now slowed almost to a halt, but not before it has reached (as of today) £332,803: https://uk.gofundme.com/f/47gyy-jeremy039s-legal-fund. That compares to about £318K a couple of months ago.

The mouse that roared

On my way back from, as the Americans say, running an errand, I decided to call in at a “Mole Country Store”, one of a medium-size chain of such outlets. I had only been there once or twice over the years.

They had instituted a silly “one-way” system, presumably in case someone is a plague-carrier. I went through the labyrinth without finding what I wanted, so approached one of the two cashiers, a woman in late middle age wearing a mask despite being behind a perspex screen.

I pulled my disposable facemask down to say “I am looking for…“, and that was as far as I got before the harridan barked (and that is the accurate term) “PUT YOUR FACEMASK ON PLEASE SIR!” (the “Sir” very much the kind of “Sir” sometimes tacked on by the police to some sarcastic remark, or by instructors of Army officer-cadets, as in “you will call me Sir and I shall call you Sir; the difference is that you will mean it.”…).

After a brief exchange in which it turned out that “Mole Country Store” did not have the product I wanted (I think that the old bitch was lying, in fact, in order to mess me around), I expostulated that “this is nonsense!“, as I stormed out, tearing off the mask.

There were only three customers anyway (it was much busier there a few years ago), so it may be that the place is living on borrowed time. I hope so, if that is how their serfs treat the customers. Anyway, they have just lost one customer.

I think that the sort of situation just described is one of the worst aspects of the Government-imposed nonsense of the past months. That woman is no longer a poorly-paid wage-slave in some rural store. Oh, no. She is now the guardian of publc health, who can bark at people to do this, do that etc. All sorts of nuisances, pains-in-the-whatever, and busybodies, have been emboldened and their existences somehow validated by the “lockdown”, “social distancing” and now facemask nonsense imposed by Boris-idiot and his Friends of Israel regime.

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Is that woman’s face and expression that of the British police, or of what amounts to that of a merciless invader, alien and wishing harm to us? I hope not the latter, but am not very optimistic.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Checkmate_(ballet)

Diary Blog, 27-28 September 2020

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Boris-idiot

I was looking on Oddschecker Political for odds around current UK politics. I see that the betting is that “Boris” will depart from Downing Street next year (2021). That is the favourite bet, followed by this year! Few are willing to bet that he will still be there in 2022, 2023, or 2024.

I cannot say that I am surprised. Recently, I saw someone deflated, someone who has achieved a lifetime ambition only to find that it has turned to ashes in his hands.

“Boris” never was fitted to be a Prime Minister, or any kind of minister. For all his spouting of rote-learned Latin and Greek tags etc, he has not the intellectual horsepower; neither has he any real ideas. In fact, “Boris” is unsuitable in every possible way.

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When the time comes, we shall know what to do with such elements.

Look at that: the “British” police will brutalize a British (i.e. white) middleaged woman, but they will kneel down in surrender to a mob of blacks, and will do the bidding of a pack of organized Jews such as the “Campaign Against Antisemitism”, which has suborned senior officers of several forces.

I agree. My sympathy for the police ran out, to a large extent, long ago. Being summoned in 2017 to a “voluntary” involuntary interview in godforsaken estuarial Essex, an interview instigated by a pack of malicious Jews, did not improve my view of them… https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2017/07/13/when-i-was-a-victim-of-a-malicious-zionist-complaint/

Amazingly, malicious and useless Sadiq Khan is still second or third favourite to become Labour leader after Starmer (according to Oddschecker)!

True (though I notice that the baby in the poster is non-European; the non-European population has to be reduced worldwide).

Whether one takes at face value the “global warming” idea, or not, it is clear, surely, that something is happening to the global climate? It may or may not be caused by “emissions” of carbon gases; that is unproven. However, there seems to be, putting it this way, more happening in various ways than was the case at least in the last few centuries.

They look a lot more impressive than the UK equivalent, it has to be admitted…

…and, though few know it, the Guantanamo concentration camp inmates were/are not the first victims of American “dehumanization by mask”; those accused of helping John Wilkes Booth were held on a ship or hulk in the Potomac, hooded and/or masked, for months.

Good grief. What a disgrace.

After this, no prisoners. If the police do the dirty work of an emergent police state, they are part of that emergent police state.

Douglas Murray is just a well-paid puppet of the Jewish lobby, Israel lobby and the NWO/ZOG “System”. Much of what he writes is correct in itself, yet serves the power cabals.

The sheer conformism of the students is incredible. I saw some on a TV news broadcast. Not one said anything like “let’s all march/demonstrate/go home when we feel like it/ do whatever we want to do”. One even said that he does not like the “lockdown” but it must be necessary or some such BS…

Thinking beyond the immediate present, one wonders what those students are actually getting out of their “degree” courses. Presumably most will be rewarded for their passivity and conformity by being awarded “top” degrees (meaningless because almost all will get them), after which they will struggle to get any jobs, certainly any lucrative ones or any that aspire to being part of a “career”.

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28 September 2020

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Too late for that!

Ingrid Seward, Editor of Majesty magazine, said the couple were ‘hypocritical’ for agreeing to the reality series after they left the UK for the US for greater privacy. It is extraordinary. This is exactly what they said they wouldn’t do,’ she said.” [Daily Mail]

Royal Married with Children“? (my suggestion of a couple of years ago). Or “The Real Housewives of Windsor Castle“? What a farce, and predictably so. Harry and the Royal Mulatta…

Britain no longer has an Empire, just a few remnants, but I suppose that Harry could be appointed to a post such as Governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands, thus following in the footsteps of the one-time Edward VIII, the Duke of Windsor, who was kept out of the way as Governor of the Bahamas

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The land of plenty…

News from the Westminster monkeyhouse

The MP for Leicester East, Claudia Webbe [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claudia_Webbe] has been charged with harassment: https://news.sky.com/story/leicester-east-mp-claudia-webbe-charged-with-harassment-against-female-12084430

I look forward to blogging about her when her trial (assuming that there is one) is over.

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Unsurprising. After all, what we have in the UK, whatever the party label, is ZOG— Zionist Occupation Government. Now if only Peter Hitchens (or others, for that matter) would make that clear in columns and on radio and TV (before the Zionist Jews gang up to get radio, TV and Press to sack him), that really would be a game-changer; but it is asking a lot to expect any msm journalist, scribbler, or talking head to sacrifice career, income etc for the truth.

ZOG police

Worth reading: https://hitchensblog.mailonsunday.co.uk/

People might also be interested in this: https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2017/02/08/my-visit-to-the-london-forum/

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Ten deaths! Out of thousands of cases recorded, and a population of maybe 70 million! This is madness. It is clear from the graph above that “the virus” peaked, in terms of deaths from (with) it, in early April, and that there is virtually no danger to most people now.

Neil was not “woke” enough for those who now run the BBC, and he tended to “cut through the crap”. He has his faults, such as being completely on the side of the Jew lobby, but he is still by far the best political interviewer around.

Oh, no, not another old fool…When I was living for a few months in Egypt (1997-98), I became friendly with a British woman and her Coptic Christian husband (an Egyptian). They told me that this sort of thing is a perennial problem: the older woman from (usually) the UK, aged 40-60 usually, but sometimes older, who “falls in love” with a younger Egyptian (20-40), sometimes a felucca skipper on the Nile, sometimes just someone met at a bar or hotel dance. These days, I suppose one has to add “met on Facebook” or similar to the possibilities…

The woman, divorced or widowed, but sometimes married (but if so, husband not en poste on the holiday) gets seduced and eventually marries the Egyptian. She returns to the UK to sell her house to fund her exciting new life, buys property in Egypt (put into the husband’s name), then, after another trip back to the UK, returns to find her husband living with his real or prior wife (whom the Englishwoman may have met, maybe at the “wedding”, when that other woman posed as the man’s “sister” or “cousin”!).

The British woman soon finds that she has been well and truly “stitched-up”, unable to reclaim her property or money, and quite likely finding that the “marriage” is not even valid under local law.

I might add that a few such marriages are genuine, as with the couple I met, but most are not.

You find this sort of thing reported on occasionally in the UK Press, not only re. Egypt but when British women even marry black Africans from some tribe or other. Absolutely ridiculous.

“Elected” dictatorship…

What stupid vandalism, for a service road “needed” for a rail line upon which may or may not eventually run a train which by that time will itself not be needed or wanted.

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Diary Blog, 21 September 2020, including thoughts on both the opposition to “panicdemic” policies, and re. dissidence generally

Coronavirus. Is the country waking up?

At last the country seems to be starting to wake up from the nightmare of, not “the virus”, but the crazy over-reaction to it.

I happened to hear Sir Graham Brady, the MP for Altrincham and Sale West [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graham_Brady] on the BBC Radio 4 Today Programme. I was struck by his apparent determined opposition to the behaviour of the Government. He made the point that, had another MP not laid down an amendment to the Coronavirus Act 2020 [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coronavirus_Act_2020], the Government would in effect be able to rule by decree until 2022. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-54232375

I predicted quite a while ago (about 7 or 8 months ago) that any serious Parliamentary opposition to this government of clowns would eventually come —and have to come, in a Parliament where the Government sits on a majority of 80 mostly inexperienced MPs— not from enfeebled and compliant Labour under Jewish lobby puppet Keir Starmer, but from within the Conservative Party itself.

This is what happens in dictatorships, whether elected or unelected. Take the Soviet Union. There was opposition of an unapproved (illegal) sort: the NTS [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Alliance_of_Russian_Solidarists], the intellectual dissidents within the Soviet Union [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dissident#Soviet_dissidents] and, least important after the 1930s, Trotskyists [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trotskyism].

However, the real opposition to Stalinism was within the CPSU (Communist Party) itself. Indeed, we now know that one of the most committed “anti-Soviet” “dissidents” was also one of the highest Soviet leaders, Beria [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lavrentiy_Beria], who however was taking part in the very policies and repressions of which he mostly disapproved! I have blogged about Beria previously: https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2018/11/03/what-if-beria-had-succeeded-stalin/

Beria was not alone in the Politburo. Other members had doubts about various core Soviet policies: Collectivization, mass repressions etc. After the death of Stalin, Khrushchev, himself one of the harshest Stalinist repressors in the 1930s and 1940s, arranged (with the rest of the surviving Politburo) to release most of the prisoners of the GULAG labour camp system [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulag], and made his famous”Secret Speech” [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_the_Cult_of_Personality_and_Its_Consequences] in 1956, after which he appeared internationally as the figurehead of the post-Stalin wave of “the Thaw”: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khrushchev_Thaw.

Where was the most significant opposition to Ceaucescu in Romania? In the highest councils of the State itself. Who ordered the execution of Ceausescu and his ghastly wife? Revolutionaries? No, not as such. Palace revolutionaries carrying the rank of general or minister.

Where is any opposition in North Korea? Among peasants and industrial workers? No, they are far too downtrodden, poor and frightened even to think of rebelling. The opposition, as far as it exists at all outside people’s own heads, exists in the higher ranks of the military machine and State officials. Which is why Kim Jong Un has had some (including his own relatives) shot, cut to pieces, fed to dogs etc. He knows where the opposition to him lies.

Reverting to the UK, now staggering under the weight of the governmental mistakes of 2020, we see the same. There is no real opposition from the Labour Party. Those feeble “me too”, bent-knee bad jokes have swallowed the whole “Coronavirus will kill everyone” thing whole. All they do is support the Government or say “do it more!” Nothing can be expected from Labour. In any case, Labour has no power even in potential, having only 202 MPs out of 650.

So we see that opposition to the absurd dictatorship of the clowns now starts to grow from within the Conservative Party itself, from previously-supportive newspapers etc. It may be that the courts will now turn to the illegality of several of the measures that have been taken.

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Yes, I too noticed that Martha Kearney, that ridiculous BBC drone, was trying, repeatedly, to close down Sir Graham Brady, and to weaken what Brady was saying about this dictatorship of idiots pretending to be a government.

I effectively never use the railways now, but was talking to a lady who travelled from Hampshire to London then (after taxi transfer) to the “****hole of England” (the Kent estuary) recently. She said that the First Class from Hampshire to Waterloo was empty, and the Kent suburban service almost empty.

How mad is the Government, to keep pumping money into this black hole? It continues to depress the economy by its actions, makes the public scared of their own shadows (or of those nearby), then is surprised that the working masses do not want to commute or attend offices!

Just remember that, out of 8,000,000,000 people in the world, 1,000,000, i.e. 1 in every 8,000, have died from (or, more accurately, with) Coronavirus. That puts this whole “panicdemic” in proportion.

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...and now for something completely different

Come with me, and I will show you where the Iron Crosses grow.”

Musical interlude

Interesting educative animation

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Yes, but 60+ years divided (albeit unequally) among 7 defendants means about 9 years each, so they will be out, averaged, in about 4.5 years…Idle thoughts? Covert elimination…

Eventually, a real government will have to thoroughly clean our Augean Stables.

This is (even though “the virus” exists and is a threat to public health to a limited extent) a gigantic confidence trick worldwide.

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Diary Blog, 28 March 2020

Bullying police retiree goes mad about Coronavirus enforcement

Look at this bully!

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8160767/Former-police-chief-says-officers-fire-tasers-people-ignore-coronavirus-lockdown.html

He wants police to taser people who refuse to “comply” with police “orders” (by going home at once, instead of walking peacefully in parks etc). He says that those people (i.e. ordinary citizens, who pay for the police, by the way…) should then (after having been tasered) also have baton rounds (ie “rubber bullets” about 5 inches long) fired at them. The idiot (a former senior police officer in London, who was later one of those useless “Police and Crime Commissioner” wastes of space) ends his rant (on LBC radio) by wishing that the police could “beat people with long sticks” as in India (he is referring to a long thin baton used in India by their police, and called a lahti).

Who is this? One Kevin Hurley, who narrowly won the Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner election in 2012 but lost badly in 2016 after his 4 years in (well-paid) office had proven disastrous: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surrey_Police_and_Crime_Commissioner#2016_election

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Hurley

He had been criticized by then Home Secretary Theresa May. He had also remarked (perhaps understandably, but inappropriately) that he wanted to “batter and break the legs” of one criminal: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-surrey-35793654

This is a good example of the madness that is now abroad, with police shouting hysterically at completely harmless members of the public because they are walking alone or with spouses etc in the open air, or driving —again completely harmlessly— along highways or motorways. Screw them! This is not (yet) North Korea.

There is an element in the UK, in the police, on Twitter etc, which is the 2020 re-emergence of the WW2 busybodies who volunteered to walk around urban and suburban areas yelling “put that light out!” etc (a complete waste of time, because the Luftwaffe had this thing called “navigation”…).

Latest Coronavirus forecast

The latest forecasts are that the number of deaths from Coronavirus in the UK might be as low as 5,000, far from the 250,000+ many were predicting (some quite recent estimates were as high as 800,000!).

If that is so, and if something like the 5,000 estimate turns out to be accurate, we shall never know whether that result was because of the strict “lockdown” regime imposed, or or other reason. In the meantime, it is clear that the “lockdown” has given the coup de grace to much of the already-struggling UK economy. I shall be blogging separately about that.

So far, the death toll in the UK (attributed to the virus) is below 1,000.

It struck me very forcibly that, in Wuhan, the epicentre of the pandemic, and where the Coronavirus situation may now have passed, only 3% of people ever caught the virus, about 85,000 (confirmed cases). True, 3,000-4,000 still died, but one has to remember the size of Wuhan, the 9th-largest city in China. We are talking about a city as populous as London, in broad terms. 11 million inhabitants. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wuhan

a view of a city: The city of 11m people is where Covid-19 first emerged (AFP via Getty Images)

11,000 people a week die (from all causes) in the UK.

Coronavirus deaths in UK likely to end at about 5,700 in toto

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/health/coronavirus-uk-death-toll-lockdown-china-imperial-college-a4400431.html

We shall never know whether, or to what extent, that is the result of the extreme measures now in place.

Hypocrite of the day

The Transport Secretary, the Jew Grant Shapps, a “businessman” who owns two private planes, now says that British people will have to give up private cars and move to using buses, trams, trains, or start to cycle and walk! What a hypocrite!

https://inews.co.uk/news/environment/britons-cars-public-transport-reduce-emissions-grant-shapps-2521249

Is that part of the hidden agenda behind the Coronavirus Act, which confers almost dictatorial powers upon the present government? Make British people poorer, import even more blacks and browns (the Great Replacement), repress dissent and any political meetings etc?

More police bullying

Looks like the thick plods at Derbyshire Police are firmly intent on making themselves despised, hated and ignored:

A man and wife with dog in the middle of nowhere, labelled by Derbyshire Poundland KGB as anti-social elements and a threat to public health, despite there not being another person for miles around!

Ha ha!

A picnic? Did the police shout out “Sweeney! You’re nicked!” as those picnicking bastards tried to reach for a cucumber sandwich or a Scotch egg?
 
 
This really is becoming a bad joke that leaves a bad taste in the mouth.
 
 
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Actually, I recommend to all my blog readers that they read the Derbyshire Police on Twitter and, most importantly, the responses. The responses come in two main categories:
  • intelligent people who understand that the Derbyshire Police (and some other police forces) are going beyond both commonsense and the wording of the (new, dictatorial) law itself;
  • unintelligent people eager to enforce the strictest and least necessary “regulations” (as misinterpreted by over-zealous police) on other people simply because “authority” “says so” (as the uninformed believe).

https://twitter.com/DerbysPolice/with_replies

A vision of the future?

Good point…

Why so many Coronavirus deaths in Italy and Spain?

The present estimate for the eventual total of deaths in UK from Coronavirus is 5,700, but Italy is forecast to top 28,000 and Spain 46,000. I wonder why that is so.

In 2015, the Independent published this: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/the-european-countries-that-wash-their-hands-least-after-going-to-the-toilet-a6757711.html, in which it was explained that the nations in and near Europe that washed hands least after using the loo are…wait for it…Italy, Spain and (surprisingly) the Netherlands. Semi-European Turkey, by the way, scored better than almost all European nations.

Which are the highest (gross) totals for deaths in Europe from the virus? Italy, Spain, France, UK, Netherlands (so far). Obviously, population levels differ. Still, there is obviously a correlation in the numbers washing hands and the number of Coronavirus deaths.

It could really be as simple as that.

Overkill?

Obviously, the government, faced with Coronavirus, needed to prepare. In fact, it did not prepare well at all. The response has the feeling of a last minute bodge and panic. Now it is preparing mass mortuaries and mass temporary hospitals. These may or may not (probably will not) be required, but I make no quarrel with such preparations.

As to the police, they have rendered themselves a laughing stock. The Kevin Hurley person noted at the top of this blog post —wanting to taser and shoot and beat with long sticks people harmlessly walking or exercizing in parts or open country— may be an outlier, a ranting bully-type and/or (clearly) a control freak sans-pareil, but many of his colleagues up and down the country have been almost as bad, with their Common Purpose “leading beyond authority” arbitrary and illegitimate decisions as to what the law (such as the new mad law) actually is. The police are now in danger of losing all credibility.

The damage done to the UK economy, society, respect for law and order etc may be as good as permanent. Some of that damage may have been unavoidable, but most was avoidable.

What is really behind all this?

The political hit from all this will not be apparent in its plenitude for some time, maybe not until 2021 or 2022. So far, the government is riding fairly high, because there is no Opposition now. Labour is a bad joke far more than it was before the 2019 General Election. Also, Rishi Sunak’s open Treasury wallet has bought off much criticism and has shot Labour’s fox to a large extent, if not entirely. Sunak has buried the “austerity” of 2010-2019, at least in big picture terms. How long is the open wallet sustainable? That is an open question. No-one has asked anyone to pay the bill. Yet.

Evening foray

Seems that my opinion of two days ago was right: the supermarkets are getting on top of the “panic-buying” trend. This evening I went to Waitrose about half an hour before close. Everything seemed to be in good supply despite it being at the end of a Saturday of (I presume) busy shopping. Very few shoppers were there when I visited.

All the “panic-buy” items were still in supply: bread, eggs, water, meats etc, even loo paper! Only two items hinted at public anxiety: there was no flour for breadmaking. Completely stripped, as were items used for breadmaking, such as bicarbonate of soda. Also, all chickens had gone.

I was only there to buy bread and water, but did buy some other things, notably some excellent marked-down bargains (sushi boxes at 35p each instead of £4 to £7; cappuccino mousse at 15p instead of 80p, some nice pasta and pine nut salads at about 30p instead of nearly £4). So a successful ratissage. Hard to get used to the Handmaid’s Tale “militia” (Waitrose marshals) though, shuffling about outside the store and in the foyer, wearing their black clothing, armbands, woollen hats and scarfs covering the lower face.

I expect to stay home, like a good quiescent “Coronavirus” citizen, for a couple of days now.

The midnight hour…

 

Final thought

The Government is now saying that if the final death toll is not in the hundreds of thousands initially predicted, then that will have been only because of the strict “lockdown” measures ordered. The msm is parrotting that official line unthinkingly, not even questioning it. Why not? The “lockdown” measures were only ordered about 4-5 days ago and have only been effective for about 3 days . There is something not quite right here. Obviously, the “lockdown” will have an effect, but there is little precise evidence so far.

Update, 10 June 2020

Well, here we are three months on from the above blog article. Most the the above holds good. The glaring anomaly is the total of deaths. which in the UK is now taken to be 40,000. However, the statistics are unclear because the NHS has been certifying people who die with Coronavirus (and often also  with another 2, 3 or 4 other “co-morbidities”) as having died from Coronavirus. Indeed, it now appears from the NHS’s own figures that the number of those who have died solely from Coronavirus is below 1,400.

The NHS has been seen to “protect” its hospitals, staff and some patients by simply off-loading patients with the virus to care homes, where tens of thousands have died. Scandal. Despite that, it seems that 20% of (known) Coronavirus infections took place in hospitals, a stunning indictment of the low standards of cleanliness in the HS.

Since I wrote the blog article, the vast new “Nightingale” hospitals have opened and then closed (many without having received a single patient), the ordinary NHS hospitals are uncrowded for the first time in decades (as patients wait at home, dying of everything but Coronavirus),  and the economy is tanking as few people work as before the panic.

The game continues…