Well, I once again triumphed over John Rentoul, who only scored 3/10 this week. I always commend his honesty, though. I myself scored 6/10 this week. I did not know the answers to questions 1, 2, 6, and 9.
Ha ha! “Unusually“?! What about, just off the top of my head, “Boris”, Theresa May, David Cameron-Levita, Trump, George W. Bush, James Callaghan, Sarkozy, Yeltsin, Gorbachev, Honecker? Etc… The list is long.
Labour is going nowhere. The next two by-elections (Chesham and Amersham on 17 June 2021, and Batley and Spen on 1 July 2021), should give an idea of the state of play. At present, I am inclined to think that Batley will fall to the Conservatives, and that Chesham and Amersham will result in a Conservative win, and with a Labour lost deposit (maybe).
Quelle surprise: the opinion of the CIA carries more weight than the opinion of the American people with the US Government…
Load up! Load up!…
About one and a quarter million acres of private gardens exist in the UK. A crucial reservoir and sanctuary for animals, birds, insects, trees and bushes. These often-modest private spaces are a very important environmental element.
That Harwood person seems to be a component of the fake political-cultural debate, there to give the illusion of pseudo-national “takeback”. If you like, the mirror image of Owen Jones (as fake “revolutionary” scribbler), or a more mainstream “Prison Planet” Watson.
Exactly. The “cases” are almost all a mirage. No symptoms at all, or in some cases mild flu-like symptoms (though influenza can of course be fatal).
Many people are still fooled by the “panicdemic”, which is in a way unsurprising, after nearly a year and a half of truly relentless msm propaganda across the world. All the same, there are many people who can see that the virus scare has been weaponized for other purposes.
Many criticize (in some cases, justly) the Reich for taking measures in the 1930s which in fact were at the time widespread across the world, not least in Britain, the British dominions, and in North America. Now it seems that our oft-sainted NHS is still doing the same, or very similar.
“White” psychoanalyst? That’s what the Mail may say… as for what Moss says, were it said, mutatis mutandis, by a (real) white European-race person about blacks, others or —a fortiori— about Jews, there would be a howl of rage about “Nazi” “hate speech”, and the speaker would soon find himself sacked and, quite likely, prosecuted (certainly in the UK).
I can think of at least one Twitter twit who fits the following reader’s comment (below)…https://www.dailymail.co.uk/reader-comments/p/comment/link/705793161 (“SirLyseAClot, Fremont CA, United States, 3 hours ago…Doctors choose a psychiatric residency when they are inept in all other fields, lack technical skills, and are scared to do actual procedures that result in actual outcomes – – this guy is a complete fool and his license should be revoked expeditiously“).
Keep clapping! Oh, no…wait…
In the end, there will be only one way to restore reasonable freedom and a reasonable society in the UK. I cannot express it here by reason of the existing repression.
If there is a general collapse of Western society, we may get only one chance to do what is necessary. Remember that. Only one chance.
That evil pack again. Silverman. Falter. A few others. The CAA exercises pernicious influence out of all proportion to its tiny membership of fanatical Jew-Zionists.
“Channel migrants have been secretly picked up in French waters by the UK Border Force and taken to Dover, the Mail can reveal.
The controversial action on the French side of the Channel was orchestrated between senior crew members of HMC Valiant and French patrol ship Athos last Saturday.
On Friday night, a Home Office source said the Government’s own border agency appeared to have helped migrants enter the country illegally, adding: ‘The job of Border Force is to secure the UK’s border, not facilitate illegal entry across it.’” [Daily Mail].
When are the British people going to wake up? This is a transnational conspiracy. The Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan. The Great Replacement. White Genocide.
In the past 4 days, 600 illegal migrants (migrant invaders) have crossed the Channel. 600 in a few days…
Take a look at the comments at the foot of that newspaper article.
Both leeches and scythes still work. The former are still used in the NHS, or were until very recently. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-54553442. As Francis Bacon (the philosopher not the painter) wrote, just because something is superseded does not mean that the newer item or method is better than the older, even when the newer item or method entirely replaces the older. There are many examples.
Switching on Radio 4 late at night, just before it switches to BBC World Service, I heard the Irish politician or ex-politician, Mary McAleese [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_McAleese], reading some of her memoirs.
Casement was put on trial for treason because, as a British subject (indeed, he had been a civil servant, first at the Colonial Office and then at the Foreign Office) he had committed various acts which were not only adjudged treasonous in the First World War but which would still be, on similar facts, today. Indeed, in WW2, some others were executed for far less. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Casement#Capture,_trial,_and_execution
The last statement of William Joyce: “In death as in life, I defy the Jews who caused this last war, and I defy the power of darkness which they represent. I warn the British people against the crushing imperialism of the Soviet Union. May Britain be great once again and in the hour of the greatest danger in the West may the standard be raised from the dust, crowned with the words – “You have conquered nevertheless”. I am proud to die for my ideals and I am sorry for the sons of Britain who have died without knowing why.”
It is not generally known that dozens of other actually-British people (Joyce’s nationality was and remains disputed) who broadcast from the Reich during WW2 were either not prosecuted or received short prison sentences. In other words, in Joyce’s case, as in that of Casement, political rather than legal expediences proved determinative.
In fact, the Irish rebels’ operation was a total botch: “Casement did not learn about the Easter Rising until after the plan was fully developed. The German weapons never landed in Ireland; the Royal Navy intercepted the ship transporting them, a German cargo vessel named the Libau, disguised as a Norwegian vessel, Aud-Norge. All the crew were German sailors, but their clothes and effects, even the charts and books on the bridge, were Norwegian. As John Devoy had either misunderstood or disobeyed Pearse’s instructions that the arms were under no circumstances to land before Easter Sunday, the Irish Transport and General Workers’ Union (TGWU) members set to unload the arms under the command of Irish Citizen Army officer and trade unionist William Partridge were not ready. The IRB men sent to meet the boat drove off a pier and drowned.” [Wikipedia]
It can be seen that, however unfortunate in many ways Casement was, Mrs McAleese’s statement that he was hanged, as her memoirs seem to imply, simply because he “supported” the Easter Rising, seems to me to be disingenuous at best.
Until I looked her up on Wikipedia yesterday, I knew nothing much about Mrs McAleese. Seems that she was appointed a professor of laws at Trinity College, Dublin, when only 24 years of age, failed to get elected as a would-be politician, but was eventually adopted as Fianna Fail candidate for the Presidency of Ireland; she served two terms (14 years).
Casement, though not much known by the general public these days in England, is still a major historical figure in Ireland.
In the real sense (not the formal legal sense), what the LibLabCon-men (and women) have done in the past half-century is far more treasonous than whatever Sir Roger Casement did; and he was hanged for it…
While I certainly agree with Cummings (and have blogged so from the start) that Boris-idiot is unfit to be Prime Minister, Cummings is himself a personification of the crazy way in which Britain is run. Are there other countries where a person with effectively no track record could become such a power behind the political throne?
Usually-reliable sources report that the persecuted satirist and singer-songwriter, Alison Chabloz, is now resting at home, having been released from Bronzefield Prison earlier today.
More information will be published in this blog later today, or on another day.
Alison’s appeal against conviction and sentence is scheduled to be heard in Crown Court (probably at Southwark) on 3-4 June 2021, i.e. next week.
I shall blog another day about the upcoming Batley and Spen by-election. My first thought about Galloway’s candidature is that he is a busted flush, with no real chance of even saving his deposit. On the other hand, if the by-election is as close as it might be (i.e. as close as I, provisionally, think that it might be), then Galloway getting, say, 2% might be the difference between a Conservative win and a Labour win.
“The Brigade uses social media such as Twitter and Facebook as well as psyop techniques to influence populations and behaviour. David Miller, a professor of political sociology at the University of Bristol who studies British government propaganda and public relations, said that it is “involved in manipulation of the media including using fake online profiles“.
“In September 2019, Middle East Eye reported that Gordon MacMillan, a Twitter executive with editorial control over the Middle East and North Africa, is also a reservist officer in the 77th Brigade. Both Twitter and the British Army denied that they have a relationship or agreement. Miller said it was hypocritical of Twitter to close accounts alleged to be connected with non-Western governments while having links to the British Army.
“On 22 April 2020, during the UK government’s daily coronavirus briefing, General Nick Carter confirmed that 77th Brigade are working with the Home Office Rapid Response Unit “helping to quash rumours from misinformation, but also to counter disinformation”.“
“On 7 May 2020, The Economist interviewed Carter on the role of 77th Brigade in fighting coronavirus disinformation. The Defence Cultural Specialist Unit was used to monitor the internet for content on COVID-19 and to look for evidence of disinformation related to COVID-19 vaccines.” [Wikipedia]
Where I live there are few of these machines, not very many blacks or browns, and few even of white “chavscums”, so the potential for misuse is limited, perhaps. I cannot get very worked up about them, nuisance though they are. If one were to impede my quite heavy car, I think I know who would emerge the victor.
Latest news is that (whether by malicious interference by the Jew-Zionists, or because of bureaucratic ineptitude), Alison Chabloz is not going to be released early. It seems that she will now be released having served half her headline 18-week sentence, but minus the 4 days and part-days that she served in 2020 prior to her successful appeal.
The firm expectation now is that Alison will be released from prison on Friday 28 May 2021 (i.e. the day after tomorrow).
Alison’s appeal against conviction and sentence will be heard on 3-4 June 2021 in the Crown Court, probably at Southwark.
The bigger picture is the totally chaotic mess now presided over by the part-Jew political chancer, “Boris” Johnson.
It amused me to see the msm tying itself in knots over the question of whether “Boris” is fit to be PM. Are there still those who believe that he is? After over two years?
..and those “erudite cretins” purport to have the ability and even right to rule over this country…
What a circus! Little Matt Hancock posing as a Cabinet minister, part-Jew chancer “Boris” posing as Prime Minister, and Dominic Cummings as “top adviser” (sole attempt at being other than a glorified office bod was being in charge of a “babyflot” airline in Russia, 25 years ago, and which folded after a single flight).
Meanwhile, there is no effective official Opposition at all.
“Cases” (positive tests) are increasing, but 90%+ are asymptomatic. Hospitalizations and deaths “within 28 days of test” are decreasing, fast. Despite that, those given power over the past year of panic are desperate to keep the public fear going. Put those people back in their box. Then boot the box into the sea.
Incredible. Simply incredible. What kind of pull does this person, or his family (?) have? Or does he just know where “bodies are buried”? The Bar really is a complete dustbin now. It has no integrity left.
I was actually disbarred, simply for posting on Twitter five tweets about society; three or four of them mentioned Jews. Draw your own conclusions…
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.
“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.
I have not had the vaccine(s), and have no intention of having any. Not necessarily because of any sinister aspects attaching to the vaccine(s); those claims may or may not be accurate. The fact is that the vaccines probably ward off the dreaded virus only somewhat anyway, as the virus mutates.
In any case, in the part of southern coastal England where I live, only 8 persons have died in the past month “within 28 days of a positive test”. Most of the 8, if not all, will have died from other causes (even car crashes!); it is very doubtful whether even 1 died “from” or even “with” Covid-19. That is in an area of 291 square miles, with a population of 180,000.
In other words, in the past month, in my part of England, 1 person has died “within 28 days of a positive test” (n.b. not “of” or even “with” Covid-19) out of every 22,500 inhabitants.
The whole “panicdemic” thing has become absolutely ridiculous in the UK, not least the facemask nonsense.
The slow collapse of Ulster Unionism. Ironic. The Official IRA, and then the Provos, tried to storm into the future with their Armalite and other weapons, only to be defeated, tactically, in the field, but all the time, the Irish Republican community’s women, pushing out more babies on average than those of their Loyalist counterparts, were shifting the boundaries strategically, as the general Republican community’s numbers increased vis a vis those of the Loyalist community. Looks as though the tipping point is near.
There we have it— the Westminster Bubble. John Rentoul just cannot see that the BBC has, in the colloquial, “blown it” with the bulk of the British public, just as has the Labour Party. The BBC was both generally trusted and generally at least not disliked, but that was 20-30 years ago, Mr. Rentoul…
Unusually, John Rentoul beat me in this week’s quiz, scoring 7/10; I scored only 6/10. I did not know the answers to questions 3, 4, 5, and 9.
Again, nothing much to be added to that, except that that very slender Conservative Party win (another by-election, in 1959) was on different constituency boundaries.
Another accurate tweet.
Could that be because the voters feel that they have had no real choice?
As for Sky News, their figure for yesterday’s turnout was wildly wrong. Real turnout was about 42%…
More about Hartlepool later.
That Jessica Simor (((person))) seems to have little political nous; was a candidate for the always-doomed “Change UK” short-lived party, and gives me the impression of someone who seems to think that she takes the moral high ground. The air in Hampstead seems to have that effect on some of its residents. Oh, no, wait…https://order-order.com/people/jessica-simor/.
I enjoyed especially her tweet about how others have “unbelievable silver spoons stuck in their mouths“, which is often true in the UK (as elsewhere) but comes awkwardly from a woman who attended St. Paul’s Girls’ School and St. Catherine’s College, Oxford, followed by both City University and Kings’ College London!
Seems that some members of the Bar can, e.g. swear prolifically at people on Twitter without (Bar) censure, yet I —who only tweeted fivecompletely true and accurate tweets on political and social issues— had to be disbarred to placate the Jewish lobby: see https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/09/the-slide-of-the-english-bar-and-uk-society-continues-and-accelerates/. Oh, and the great “human rights” barristers at, inter alia, Matrix Chambers (which Jessica Simor co-founded in 2000), said and tweeted not a word in defence of my rights to socio-political expression.
I was also surprised that the Simor woman, in one tweet in that Guido Fawkes report above, renders “I could make neither head nor tail of it” as “I couldn’t make head or tale of it.” That’s no more than semi-literate.
Other tweets seen
Yes. My mother-in-law (aged 99) was recently in hospital for a fracture. After 2 weeks under the hit or miss care of the NHS, she was routinely tested for “Covid-19”. Positive. She had no symptoms. Obviously picked up the virus in the hospital. Was discharged a week or so later. Had she then died from any cause, even in a car accident, she would have become another “died within 28 days of a positive test” statistic. The whole thing is a ludicrous misapplication of statistics and propaganda.
Sadly deluded. A student or ex-student who would have been more at home in Blair/Brown days, it seems.
Ha ha! How could this unthinking young Labourite miss the 4 years of Jewish-lobby bile against Corbyn? Every day, and on every msm platform! I am not even a Labour supporter (or member, or voter), and it was unmissable! Plots, conspiracies, legal cases…Labour Friends of Israel MPs and the rest.
Conservative Party first with 51.9%; Labour second with…28.7%. That’s the headline, of course.
Interesting to note that the eligible electorate is over 70,000. Of those, only 29,933 turned out to vote, and only 8,589 voted Labour. About 12% of the entire eligible electorate.
The demise of the LibDems was confirmed (again): 7th place, with only 1.2% of the vote (349 votes). The worst-ever LibDem result in the constituency, by far. The LibDems got 4.1% last time, in 2019; in 2017, only 1.8%, and in the 2015 meltdown, 1.9% (2010, 17.1%, but in 2005 they got 30.4% and 2nd place, and in 2004, which was another by-election, 34.2% and another 2nd place, that time only 6 and a half points behind the winning Labour candidate).
The 3rd, 4th and 5th places at Hartlepool were taken by an Independent, Sam (Samantha) Lee, a local businesswoman and former local journalist (note: local…), who achieved a creditable nearly 10% of the vote, then “Heritage” and “Reform UK” parties, effectively UKIP/Brexit Party offshoots. 1.6% and 1.2% respectively. Green Party took 6th place, also with 1.2% of the vote.
The Northern Independence Party, which I thought would get around 5%, in fact attracted only 235 votes (0.8%, 10th placed) and looks washed-up already. I had thought that their concept might prove attractive to many “up North”. Seems not. Not so far, at least. Rather unimpressive also that they are so disorganized that they failed to register in time with the Electoral Commission, so their candidate, Thelma Walker, a former Labour MP, had to stand as Independent. They might have done better under their real banner.
The remaining eight candidates were either Independents or crank-party candidates, and only one got more than 0.5% of the vote.
What does this result mean, in the wider sense? Firstly, that Jewish-lobby puppet Keir Starmer is too colourless to make any impression at all. Part-Jew chancer and fraud “Boris” may be corrupt, incompetent, and unfit to be an MP, let alone PM, but he has (carefully-cultivated) presence, a fact recognized by the huge Munich-style effigy of him that appeared at the by-election count. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnival_in_Germany,_Switzerland_and_Austria#Alemannic_Fastnacht
Reminiscent of Berlusconi in Italy a number of years ago, or of some banana republic.
As I have blogged before, Keir Starmer has nothing to offer the people, and nothing to say except “I was the Director of Public Prosecutions!”. Nothing to offer. Nothing at all. As some wag commented on Twitter a while ago, were the “Conservatives” to open workhouses in the manner of the Dickensian age, Starmer-Labour would be there to agree with the policy, but say that it should be run more efficiently and slightly more fairly…
Then we recall Starmer on his knees, with dim deputy Angela Rayner, not so long ago, professing fealty to the “Black Lives Matter” nonsense. That must have played well in Hartlepool, which has a proud, if poor, English/British history…
The problem Labour has, though, is not Starmer but its own identity and role. As I have blogged before, the System parties were all products of the 19th and early-20th centuries (taking the LibDems to be an extension of the old and once-governing Liberal Party).
Somewhere like Hartlepool may look superficially similar to what it did in 2010, 1997, 1980s, even 1960s, but the social changes in the UK have been huge. No large nationalized industries. Few manufacturing industries at all. A growing atomization of the individual in society. Lessening “community”. Growing socio-political volatility. Insecurity. The Internet. In places such as Hartlepool, a considerable drug problem to add to the traditional drink problem.
The old parties have no answers, and not even any questions, about all of that. What Hartlepool and many other places want, perhaps without knowing it, is social nationalism. A new socio-national community to replace the old forms of community that are now all but gone.
Look at that by-election: not one social-national candidate, not even from the joke “parties” such as For Britain or Britain First. The voters wanted rid of Labour. If you like, “Problem— get rid of fake Labour; Method— vote fake Conservative, or stay at home and watch fake reality-TV shows”. Apathy and abstention was enough to sink Labour, as in 2019.
Short and sweet (and true).
She’s right (for once). Where (I apprehend) she is wrong is in impliedly saying that Labour did better in 2017 because of Corbyn. Partly-true maybe, but had UKIP not taken 11.5% of the vote in 2017, Labour, though still in front, would have won by only about 5 points.
It was not always thus. I have never been a Labour member, supporter, or even voter, but many Labour MPs up until the 1980s were decent British ex-workers, others were at least reasonable intellectuals of sorts. I might not have agreed with all they said or did, but they had integrity, most of them. Now look! Since, say, 1989, freeloaders, careerists, expenses cheats, fakes. Jess Phillips, Ruth Smeeth (now binned), Patricia Hewitt (gone), Mandelson, the whole pack of Blair/Jew lobby MPs. Many are still around, unfortunately.
Look at Williams, the Hartlepool candidate that Labour put up: a medic who preferred to “get ahead” as an MP; formerly failed in another constituency; wanted to become a Police and Crime Commissioner too. Rather “dodgy” generally; pro-EU, pro-Jewish Lobby. Never trust a doctor who becomes a politician. A good rule of thumb, by the way.
“During the by-election campaign, Williams apologised for a tweet he posted in 2011: “Do you have a favourite Tory MILF? Mind-blowing dinner table conversation”. He was defended by Starmer, while Labour peer and former shadow Attorney General Shami Chakrabarticalled for him to be replaced “immediately”. Williams’ campaign featured a pledge to return hospital services to the town, but was accused of hypocrisy after it emerged that he was a co-author of a clinical commissioning group report which recommended the closure of those services in 2013.” [Wikipedia]
A social-national party, were one allowed to exist at all in what is a society of increasing socio-political repression, might not be “voted in” —because the (((System))) would probably make sure of that— but would be a way of gathering support for an attempt to seize power by any other means.
More tweets seen today
A pretty silly tweet. Corbyn, whatever his faults, was at least as “electable” as Starmer, but that is, well, not very…and the tweeter ignores the 4 years of Jewish propaganda carried on against Corbyn, on a daily basis, and on every single msm platform (and many online too).
Every single one of those MPs is either a Jew or a Jewish-lobby puppet. Expenses freeloader and anti-Corbyn plotter Tom Watson has not only been given the very well-paid sinecure previously occupied by Michael Dugher (another puppet of “the lobby”, now head of a betting organization) but is even getting paid non-political TV appearances. As people say, “ker-ching”…
Two stupid tweets for the price of one. They would probably like that Nigerian bigmouth, Femi Oluwole [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Femi_Oluwole], still posing as a political activist while living in his affluent parents’ attic, to be Labour leader! Don’t laugh too quickly! Of course, by then Labour will be about as popular as the LibDems are now…
For “British media”, read “Labour Party members”…
Maybe, but probably not. Had Corbyn done that, the Corbyn candidate would have got about half, maybe more, of the Labour vote at Hartlepool, but even taking that as maybe 25%+ (half of 50%+ as in the past), that would still be a close contest if the Conservatives were not also challenged by (as in the past) a Brexit Party or similar; which would probably still result in a Con victory…
System politicians rarely start new parties, mainly because few succeed. One of the few that might have done was Enoch Powell. He just might have gathered enough support from Conservative voters and others (eg National Front voters) to get a bloc of MPs. He decided, though, to reprise Parnell [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Stewart_Parnell], who controlled a bloc of pro-Home Rule (Irish Independence or autonomy) MPs in the 19thC; Powell thought to do that, on a smaller scale, with Ulster Unionists. Never got anywhere. He was too tied up in traditional thinking. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enoch_Powell.
If that was indeed Powell’s strategy, it was based on faulty thinking (surprising, in someone of Powell’s intellect): Parnell controlled around 90 MPs in the late 19thC; Powell could never have hoped for that with the Ulster Unionists.
In fact, that 2015 poster was one of the better Labour attempts. I suppose that the very silly tweeter hates the “control immigration” bit…but the migration-invasion and encouragement thereof was one of the aspects of Corbynism that appalled many voters…
Listening to PM for the first time in quite a while, heard an interview with Ben Houcher, the Teesside Mayor. Not very impressive in terms of content, but full of confidence, and his electoral result speaks for itself.
Then came an interview with three Labour activists. Not very interesting, though I agreed with their point that “Boris” is “an act” (as they put it), “supported by a sycophantic mass media“. Also true. None openly called for Starmer to go. They really should…
The most interesting thing heard was from the presenter, Evan Davis, in the Ben Houcher interview, who expressed the idea that politics in the UK is “going beyond Left and Right“. Well, I have been saying that for years, decades even. Always the Cassandra, usually right but rarely listened to…
Good to see.
Typical (?) UK Labour supporter of 2021: “ Historical novelist, THE SEA GATE out now. UK publisher of GRRM, Hobb, Lawrence, Feist; ex-Tolkien publisher; gardener. Married to a Berber chef. #CFC#Chelsea...Location Cornwall/Morocco”…[https://www.janejohnsonbooks.com/].
Not that she is entirely wrong about the influence of the mass media, but she completely fails to see that the Conservative Party won Hartlepool not because the eligible voters were supporters of the Conservative Party and/or finance-capitalism (egged on by the msm) and voted accordingly, but because out of 70,000+ eligible voters, only about 8,500 went out to vote Labour.
Why? Because Labour is useless. It is now once more completely in the pocket of the Jew/Zionist/Israel lobby, and its MPs are mostly worthless chancers, expenses blodgers, and/or careerists; many of them (especially but certainly not exclusively the blacks) are also as thick as two short planks. Also, Labour scarcely opposes the Government at all, but supports it, or cavils at unimportant details (Keir Starmer was, after all, best known as a prosecution lawyer who became DPP).
The Conservative Party did not win Hartlepool— Labour lost it.
Incidentally, that lady “@JaneJohnsonBakr” is a director of HarperCollins publishers: https://www.janejohnsonbooks.com/about/. Whatever her ideological leanings, I think that it can probably be surmised that she does not have the financial struggles common to most of the voters of Hartlepool, and it sounds as though she is far from them in terms of outlook, as well.
I do not think it unfair to say that there we have Labour’s problem in a nutshell. It can get the (apparent) support of a presumably rather affluent lady who, with her Moroccan husband, splits her time between her houses in Cornwall and Morocco, but it cannot get the support of over 60,000 of the 70,000 struggling English voters of somewhere like Hartlepool…
Here’s another of the lady’s tweets, expressly contemptuous of the British people:
I wonder whether she supported Tony Blair’s government?…
Not that she is wrong about “Boris”, of course; and the people are easily fooled, that’s true.
I suppose that some people will accuse me of being “anti-vaccination” or an “anti-vaxxer”, which is not (necessarily) the case either in general or in respect of the vaccine(s) which have been developed in respect of the “panicdemic”. I myself was, as a child, vaccinated against various diseases; I have also been vaccinated a few times since then, in respect of tropical diseases, prior to visits to places in Africa and elsewhere.
However, while historically, vaccines are said to have saved millions from terrible conditions, and even lingering or other death, the matter might not be as clear-cut as many, including I myself, have always thought:
I have seen similar graphs for half a dozen deadly diseases, all of which seem to show that the diseases in question were already very fast-declining in incidence before the vaccine in question was introduced.
There is little doubt that the improvements in public health in the 19th and 20th centuries were largely a result of improved water supply, sanitation, air quality, food quality and quantity, rather than a consequence of vaccination, though that too may have contributed in a minor way.
The girl in the picture above may be simply an unfortunate victim, a statistical anomaly. I do not know (and I concede that I cannot vouch for the veracity or accuracy of the facts asserted with that picture). It may be that people will say that her case is one in a million, or one in a hundred thousand etc. Cold comfort for the girl herself, to be regarded as simply a sad casualty of the “war against Covid-19”, or as an unfortunate guinea-pig.
Had someone such the notorious Dr. Mengele conducted a test with such a result, people would be less charitable (ironically, the girl in the picture seems herself to be Jewish). True, the girl in the picture was presumably a volunteer, but can a girl of 12 really give informed consent to be such an experimental subject?
Another graph, showing the experimental use and effect of the same vaccine given to that girl:
I do not want to be too “ideological” about this, and I concede that I am not medically-qualified. However, even the NHS doctors and nurses often so zealous about the “anti-Covid” vaccines are not, usually, specialists in vaccination, virology, epidemiology etc.
I myself have not been vaccinated against Covid-19. My choice and my risk. Were it to become a condition of using international public transport, or UK pubs, then too bad. No more travelling or pubbing for me. The pleasures of both are, in my view, over-rated anyway.
My provisional view is that the vaccination(s) are being used as a painless way for the UK government (and others?) to wind down the panicky measures introduced over a year ago. They will be able to say “thanks to vaccination, we can all return to normal”, rather than “we got it wrong”…
I blogged briefly about this yesterday: the fact of “postcode selection” in State-school intake, not only in the UK but in Paris, Moscow etc.
I disagree with tweeter “@BeesterGee”. If you want reasonably stable communities, you have to create stability, via security. You cannot create a feeling of security when people fear that they may have to move within 5 years, and moreover move if others say that they must move.
Not for nothing was the milieu of the 1930s though to the 1950s called “The Climate of Treason“, in the title of yet another book on the Philby matter, that one by Andrew Boyle.
However, that was a milieu inside a milieu. I once knew someone, father of a girlfriend, who pretended to be aggrieved that, when he was at Cambridge in the 1930s, he was “approached” neither by Soviet nor British recruiters! He attributed it to the fact that he read Engineering rather than whatever else, but I think that the fact is that intelligence recruitment probably passed most undergraduates by…
I daresay that, for most undergrads in the Cambridge of the 1920s and 1930s, life was not hugely different than it would have been in the late Victorian era.
As to Philby and his small group of fellow Marxist-Leninist zealots, there has grown up an idea that they were symptomatic of a decadent “ruling class”. In some sense, perhaps, but while certainly socially, or in privilege, far above the mass of the population, Philby and his lot (Maclean, Burgess etc) were really middle-class careerists.
I suppose that the myth has grown up because they all (even Cairncross) attended fee-paying schools; Philby was at Westminster. These were, though, not aristocrats or very (or at all) wealthy, and Philby was actually part-Indian, a fact which is rather glossed over even today.
The idea that Philby’s “treason” was of huge importance has, in a sense, been to the advantage of the British intelligence people. After all, if his behaviour was of no great importance in the big scheme of things, then the work of SIS and MI5 would also have to be assessed accordingly…
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Exactly right. “Covid” zealotry, and facemask nonsense fanaticism, have parted company with any reality now. We are in a situation where “the virus” has supposedly killed (in the UK), about 1 in every thousand people (in the world generally, it is about 1 in every 4,000 people). Serious, unpleasant, but not the plague, and no reason to shut down society and economy.
I say “supposedly” killed because in fact most of those people were really killed by other conditions suffered from at the same time.