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Diary Blog, 18 April 2021

Cat comrade…

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These people should be on our side! Europe (and Europeanized Eurasia) against Zionism, Islamism, Chinese hegemonism, and the American-based New World Order!

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Indeed, but Hitchens wants to keep his newspaper column, and so will not (I think) ever mention Zionist Occupation Government(s) (aka “ZOG”), the New World Order (NWO) or Bilderberg…[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bilderberg_meeting]. NATO is on the label, as is “US power”, but the content is NWO…

As for my assessment of Hitchens himself, I wrote the following about 2 years ago: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/05/19/peter-hitchens-and-his-views/.

(((Who))) indeed???

There is a very obvious Jewish strain in the British royal family. You only have to look at some of them. Princess Margaret was the most obvious of all, arguably.

Alison Chabloz

I have nothing much to add to what I wrote on this blog yesterday: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2021/04/17/diary-blog-17-april-2021-including-latest-thoughts-about-the-alison-chabloz-situation/.

At present it seems more likely than not that the persecuted singer-songwriter, satirist and commentator will be released early, on an electronic tag, next week; so far, she has been in prison for nearly three weeks since her recent conviction and sentence. If she is not so released, either next week or thereafter, she will stay in prison until the latter part of May.

Alison Chabloz is appealing her conviction and sentence; the appeal is likely to be heard, in Crown Court, on or about 3-4 June 2021.

[Alison Chabloz]

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In reality, almost all of the dictatorial measures taken in 2020 and 2021 in the UK were and are useless in terms of the “panicdemic”, and yet have trashed much of the economy, and much of society as well, including our cherished illusions about being a society under law, and our equally cherished ideas about our civil rights.

Hm…now there’s an idea…

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Diary Blog, 15 January 2021

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[“Russia has no borders; Russia is wherever there are Russians”]

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Peter Oborne on how the BBC and other msm are deliberately retailing fake news to the British public:

Still think that you are living in (what people long ago called) “a free country”? Police state.

Yes, at present only a “toytown” police state, but steadily becoming a real one. Tyrannical government, no real Opposition in Parliament (quite the reverse, in fact), the Press, TV, radio almost entirely pumping out System propaganda, the police becoming a Stasi-lite, the law corrupted or ignored, Government wishes (sub nom “guidance” and “advice”, or made-up “rules”) treated by the police as if “law”, while the courts are silent or craven.

At present it is “iron fist in velvet glove”, but for how long?

A debate which has been around for hundreds, maybe thousands, of years. On the one hand, cities are the fount of organized culture and science, along with other desirable things; on the other hand, cities are sinks of dirt, corruption, decadence and evil.

Marx referred to “rural idiocy”, a point of view arguably typically Jewish; the Jews have long been associated with urban life, though not exclusively: there were once plenty of rural Jews in the Pale of Settlement (Western Russia and what is now Belarus), and also in Poland and Ukraine.

On the other hand, writers, poets and thinkers have always existed who were ready to extol the country life, and even life in the wilderness. Virgil, Rousseau and Thoreau among many others.

Perhaps the best way to look upon these questions of urbanization and rurality is to say that there can be decent and aesthetically-pleasing cities, and there can be a rural life with high cultural and living standards. There must be the will to create both.

Not just Gates. All the ultra-wealthy are now buying up huge tracts of farmland. Look at the UK. James Dyson [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Dyson] has been building up a huge farmland portfolio across the central belt of England: Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Lincolnshire [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Dyson#Personal_life].

Dyson may soon be akin to the 15thC magnate, Warwick the Kingmaker [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Neville,_16th_Earl_of_Warwick; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Neville,_16th_Earl_of_Warwick#Warwick’s_apex]; Warwick’s lands were said to be so extensive that he could ride through the whole of England, coast-to-coast, or North to South, and never leave his own estates.

Dyson is but one example of very wealthy persons buying lands in huge quantity in England and also Scotland at present. I myself have noticed how few large estates are on sale for long before being bought. I am sure that it is partly by reason of a drive for security. London is becoming a zoo. Who knows how long it will be safe for the wealthy? Also, in circumstances of socio-economic and/or socio-political meltdown—which may develop— rural estates are safer than London houses.

There is also the point that land is a hedging asset in a way that cash and equities (shares) are not. The pound must be sliding from now. Not just the “panicdemic”, but mishandled Brexit/Brino as well. We have just been told that the UK economy contracted by nearly 3% recently. Yes, the Government can borrow to distribute largesse— for a while. Not indefinitely, though.

I was just reading some American anti-Gates Twitter accounts talking about these issues. One fellow said that he has bought 1 acre and intends to build his own home on it and grow things. Fine, though an acre is very little, but, while that may be straightforward in parts of the USA, in Western Europe there are so many factors etc to overcome. God help the man who buys an acre of Devon or Dorset and just builds his own home on it without planning permission etc.

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Below, “Antifa” cheerleader (always from a very safe distance) and serial grifter, Mike Stuchbery, attacks the memory of Ashli Babbitt, an American woman who, though unarmed, was shot dead at the US Capitol building recently:

Stuchbery, who used to pose as “historian” and “journalist” (in fact, he was briefly a “supply” —i.e. temporary— teacher, who was sacked for reasons unclear) is now living off German welfare payments in Stuttgart (he also seems to scribble a bit for politically-tendentious online websites). I have blogged about him previously (he later sent, a couple of times, puerile and would-be threatening messages to me as a result): https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/10/23/a-few-words-about-mike-stuchbery/

An unpleasant character.

Ha ha! (see below):

Quite funny. First of all, and despite her extensive education (her father was a wealthy timber merchant, of the sort mentioned in Russian literature of the 19thC), Rosa Luxemburg was an idiot. She died before she was able to see most of the devastation wrought by Soviet socialism. Her own ideas were, arguably, typically Jewish, tending to protest, dissolution, revolution and chaos. Even had she been gifted power, she would have been unable to do anything positive with it.

Incidentally, her Wikipedia entry initially describes her as “Polish”, rather than “Jewish”, because of her having been born in Poland [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosa_Luxemburg]! The (((influence))) is very obvious in parts of Wikipedia.

Sad. Give the bird a chance. It can always be prevented from mating, if that is the problem. There’s no do-gooder “conservationist” as extreme as an Australian one (unless it’s a German one).

Ironic, though. A poor pigeon makes an epic journey to Australia and will be killed, but the idiots in Australia have let in every kind of ethnic riff-raff, and those idiots in Canberra and elsewhere pat themselves on the back for being so “hospitable” and “diverse”!

[update: it turns out that the pigeon was probably not from the USA, and so will not now be killed].

Ha ha! Not very polite, but then neither are these self-appointed “facemask vigilantes”.

In fact, the Jewish woman was probably making it up. Not for nothing was one of the Ten Commandments, “Thou shalt not bear false witness“. Ingrained…

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This is the problem not only in relation to the “panicdemic” but also in relation to other issues which scarcely impact on the very wealthy, and only peripherally on the merely very affluent Westminster denizens, whether politicians or msm drones. Immigration. Poor roads. Poor public transport. Crime (mostly committed by immigrants and/or their offspring). Declining quality of the NHS. Poor pay for most. Poor education.

In fact, the very wealthy don’t necessarily care much about most of those issues. Immigration? No problem (cheap labour inc. domestic help; and no immigrant “communities” live anywhere near them or in the same buildings). Poor rail and roads? No problem (private planes and helicopters, supplemented by chauffeur-driven or other Range-Rovers and other expensive cars). Crime? No problem (private security, expensive alarms etc). NHS problems? No problem (private healthcare, money for medicines unavailable on NHS…). Poor pay? No problem (inherited or other wealth). Poor education? No problem (anyone with wealth can pay for expensive schools and/or private tutors).

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Diary Blog, 14 January 2021

“A difficult person”?

I took an online quiz purporting to show to what extent one is “a difficult person”. My result: “You are a very difficult person to get along with (68.7%)“! If I am honest, I really do not think that that is so.

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I probably judged myself too harshly…

Such tests are amusing and interesting, but probably do not mean much.

If anyone else wants to try, here is the link: https://www.idrlabs.com/difficult-person/test.php

Intrigued (as people often are when it is “all about them”, as with popular astrology), I took another such test, this a Jungian one. The result: “Versatile, dynamic, and quirky, you are tireless in your pursuit of the untested, the untried, and the fight against the status quo. You love to interact with all kinds of people and you carry yourself in an expressive and warm manner that ideally sees lots of affirmation flowing both ways. Charismatic and imaginative, you tend to have a well-honed ability to see the world through the eyes of those who do not normally have an advocate to speak for them. You are interested in the potential of others and you often long to help them develop their own aspirations more fully. Ever-inquisitive and appreciative, you have a love of fantasy and adventure and are easily bored by the business-as-usual routines of the corporate and business world. Your own enthusiasm and energy for finding a new and better way arises spontaneously and can often be quite contagious. However, you tend to have little love for resolving the factual specifics of a case, preferring to work by pure inspiration and bursts of energy instead.

Again, interesting, but I think that I took a similar test last year and came up with a slightly (though admittedly not very) different result.

This is addictive! I did a “Harry Potter” test too, but because I do not know the characters well (I have seen one or two of the films, on TV, but was probably not really concentrating) had to look up the one supposedly (according to the online test) most like me: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_Eater#Lucius_Malfoy

“Enriched” Britain, 2021…

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/13735100/security-guards-attacked-machete-welding/

Bottom line: you cannot create an advanced society with a backward population. The migration invasion over the past 70 years has badly damaged the quality of the UK population.

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Very good.

A connected point: if you are employed, or in a “regulated” profession, you are never free. Even the formerly quite free occupations of a professional nature, such as the Bar, are now “regulated”, which means in effect under Jew-Zionist control.

A self-employed person in an occupation unregulated by malicious parasites is in an inherently better position, whether he (or she) is a car repairer, plumber, small business owner, estate-owner, farmer or smallholder (etc), than is an employee or “regulated” professional.

20,000 votes, too. Telling, even if “unscientific”.

Reminiscent of a scene in the film of The Cruel Sea, in which scene the waiter at the Trocadero (I think), asked about dust in the water brought to accompany whisky, says “Oh, I’m so sorry, Sir. It’s the War, you know“! [the particular clip, I could not see on YouTube]

Great film.

Below, the (((enemy))) writes…

Is that kind of tyranny coming soon to the UK as well?

Vaccine passports…

Thin end of the wedge. An early attempt to bring in a “Mark of the Beast”?

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Another psychological test: “8 Values Political Test”

It must really be addictive, as I noted earlier! In this case, I was assessed as being “Theocratic Distributist”:

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https://www.idrlabs.com/8-values-political/test.php

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

Another psychological test

You are the most like“:

Adolf Hitler

Well, who would have imagined?!

https://www.idrlabs.com/villain/test.php

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Migration invasion. Nothing more, nothing less. Load up!

Google “Great Replacement” and “Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan”…

Another amusing test

How conspiratorial?“:

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https://www.idrlabs.com/conspiracy/test.php

Seems that I am not much more affected by “conspiracy theory” than the average Joe, overall.

Another…

My score re. “Fascist elements”(!):

Your fascist elements are high (61%).

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https://www.idrlabs.com/fascist-elements/test.php

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Diary Blog, 2 January 2021

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Over the past year, I have often wondered what will be left once the UK emerges —if it does— from the “panicdemic” measures…

Example: https://www.theguardian.com/law/2020/dec/05/courts-logjam-leaves-227000-waiting-for-justice-in-london-alone

Those tweets place me in a difficult position, opposed as I am to both parties and “lockdown” measures…

In any case, China is (obviously) a huge country with a huge population, and only small parts were “locked down”. The main Chinese economy was not much impaired. In the UK, the economy has been crippled by “lockdown” and other nonsense, the effects of which are mostly yet to be felt.

Until I went to stay and live in the USA (on and off, mainly in 1989-1993, but also in 1999-2002), I thought that the “Special Relationship” was at least to some extent real. I soon understood, however, that to Americans, even Anglophile ones, and certainly to the broad mass, the UK was down the other end of the telescope, hardly visible.

Long ago, in the mid/late 1970s, I was friendly with a lady of unusual and obscure Eurasian origins (part-Afghan, I believe; part-Irish too), who lived in London (in Kensington). She had been a journalist at one time in her youth, covering the Algerian conflict, unusually, mostly from the side of the Algerian rebels rather than from that of the French government and so-called pieds-noirs (French and other Francophone people long-settled in Algeria). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algerian_War

It was not until years later that I knew that, on one side, her descent was from the mediaeval Norman rulers of Cyprus. Her maiden name had been de Lusignan [see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_of_Lusignan].

Strange to think that, under other circumstances, this odd but rather fascinating (at times) woman (I should add that I was a possibly impressionable teenage boy of 19 when we first met) might have been a princess or whatever of a royal house.

Woodrow Wyatt, in his very entertaining multi-volume memoirs (of which I once owned copies), said that his son, who worked as a restaurant manager in the USA, was by descent the only Plantagenet pretender to the throne of England! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodrow_Wyatt#Marriages,_children,_and_death; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodrow_Wyatt; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodrow_Wyatt#The_Journals.

Those memoirs are a good read, by the way. Incidentally, also, Wyatt’s daughter, Petronella, now a more or less washed-up journalist, was once and notoriously involved with the person presently posing as the Prime Minister of the UK: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petronella_Wyatt.

Petronella Wyatt, however, is not descended from the Plantagenets.

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Well worth reading that whole thread.

I too prefer the traditional notation, though it is 45+ years since I was a chess enthusiast.

Maybe in 2019, but not now or in 2022, or 2024…

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Rentoul got 3/10 this week (he claims an extra bit because he got part of question 4 right…). I usually beat Rentoul, but did no better this week, also 3/10, I think the worst I have ever done on these Saturday quizzes (I only knew the answers to questions 2, 5 and 6).

Alison Chabloz

The latest song from persecuted singer-songwriter Alison Chabloz:

Non-political, though maybe socio-political, by reason of the censorship imposed upon her.

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Interesting report.

Good grief…what next?

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Diary Blog, 30 December 2020

University Challenge

Watched a recording of University Challenge, an alumni match between Reading and New College, Oxford: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000qsjx.

Pretty poor, as with previous alumni matches this Christmas. I did far better than either team. Amazing how ignorant many of these “respected commentators”, TV journalists, novelists etc, are.

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It is very strange that all or virtually all the Twitter accounts of Jews, that I have seen, are very much pro-“lockdown”, the facemask nonsense etc, just as they are for censorship, and the prohibition of “unapproved” opinion. I do not know why that should be, unless it is something ingrained…

Cyprus was better under British rule. Having said that, the lack of freedom is becoming widespread in the UK too, now.

Quite typical Jewish attitude [see “Kate Morgan”, above]…

Many will empathize with “@Amy_amorie”; there is a pervasive brainwashed society all around us.

The present UK Government is a Jewish-lobby, finance-capitalist cabal. On that premise, the importation of millions more unwanted migrant-invaders is almost guaranteed…

Ah, Cohen…I wonder what kind of “person” that is?…

Britain, 2020…

Along the same lines, I was watching the TV game show Only Connect [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Only_Connect] yesterday. At one point, a clue involved the Shakespeare play The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and the accompanying picture showed two blacks!

And nowhere has her misrule been more damaging than in Germany itself.

In a nutshell…(see below):

“The virus”

The head of the WHO emergencies program, Dr Mike Ryan, said: “The likely scenario is the virus will become another endemic virus that will remain somewhat of a threat, but a very low-level threat in the context of an effective global vaccination program.

Ryan warned that the next pandemic may be more severe. “This pandemic has been very severe … it has affected every corner of this planet. But this is not necessarily the big one,” he said.https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/dec/29/who-warns-covid-19-pandemic-is-not-necessarily-the-big-one.

If a really lethal “pandemic” were to strike, killing most people, our civilization might have to rebuild. However, it could rebuild better. To that extent, I agree with the World Economic Forum. https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/01/26/the-tide-is-coming-in-reflections-on-the-possible-end-of-our-present-civilization-and-what-might-follow/.

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Went to Waitrose. Slightly busier than usual in the evenings. Still a black-clad and mask-wearing Handmaid’s Tale militiaman stationed by the entrance, presumably to deter non-wearers of facemasks.

Later, watched this evening’s alumni match of University Challenge, this time the Courtauld Institute against St. John’s, Oxford. Once again, both teams not much good, in fact downright poor. I certainly did better than both. An Indian woman called, I think, Ghoswami, was notably poor (she thought that Baku might be the most northerly major city of China, among other hopeless answers!); as for the other team, a Jewish woman called Klein knew almost nothing, though admittedly she did correctly identify a painting by Veronese which I thought was probably by Raphael.

Just realized that I used the last of the Kirsch watching that show, and will not be shopping again for a few days: https://www.waitrose.com/ecom/products/kirsch/063037-32017-32018

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While I myself am not a member or, as such, “supporter” of “Patriotic Alternative”, I feel that these mostly young people are basically on the right lines. A political party is one route, setting up community or communities is another; there are other ways too. Those routes are not opposed to each other but complementary, like the fronts in a major military campaign or war.

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Diary Blog, 13 December 2020, including a few reminiscences about Northern Cyprus

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I have never been to the south of Cyprus. I have been, though long ago now, to Northern Cyprus, at that time (the winter of 1999-2000) not as popular with visitors as it now is. I was able to hire a car and drive all over on empty roads, once right along the Karpat Peninsula, the eastern end of which is only 60 miles from Latakia in Syria.

I went to the Castle of St. Hilarion (a Crusader fortress) and to the ruined castle of Buffavento (a 2+ hour trek up a mountain path); that one, on the very summit of a tree-clad mountain, really deserved its name (“buffeted by the winds”).

I also visited most of the small towns: Kyrenia, Famagusta, Guzelyurt, as well as the capital, Nicosia, then split in two, completely demarcated and guarded, like Berlin before the fall of socialism. I remember going to the “Museum of Barbarism”, a memorial to the young daughters (and Greek Cypriot wife) of a Turkish Cypriot officer of the (British) militia force. They were murdered right there by a sectarian gang led or directed by (I think) Nikos Sampson [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikos_Sampson]. You can see the holes in the wall left as the submachinegun rounds struck, including holes in the wall of the bathroom, where one of the victims, a girl of 9 (if I recall aright) had been hiding when she was shot dead.

Sobering. If only our Empire and all other European empires had not been given away… The result of that withdrawal from Empire, even before it fully happened, was chaos across much of the world. In Cyprus, displacement of populations, and division of the island after the invasion by Turkish forces in 1974, which division continues today, though I believe that tourists can now go from one side to the other easily enough.

A land, as I remember, of warm winter sun, just about warm enough for a quick swim in a not very warm Mediterranean, at a completely deserted beach somewhere west of Kyrenia. Not bad for January. A land of both olives and oranges, the latter colourful but unripe on the trees (my then girlfriend picked one to taste it). A land of (also deserted) ancient Greek amphitheatre ruins. I rather liked it. Warm during the day (despite a cool breeze at times), though rather cold at night.

Boris Johnson is a blatant liar...”. Meanwhile, in other news, a wolf was seen in a forest…

So far, no indication as to whether such manifestations will develop into a real political movement. Similar ones in the past, mostly not. The Hard Hats [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_Hat_Riot] of 1970 faded away immediately, and the same has happened elsewhere: the Gilets Jaunes of the very recent French past [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_vests_movement], and (on the pathetic level) the English Defence League [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_Defence_League].

Yes. Well worth reading, though the content is not news to me; nor, I apprehend, to many many others:

Our Politicians Must have Passed an Examination in Stupidity to obtain their Positions.

In 30 years, it will be much easier to say this, but this must be the stupidest era there has ever been in British politics. Oh, yes, some modern politicians can make classical allusions or dance nimbly about when interviewed. 

But they do not really know anything, or understand anything. They live entirely in the present. They know little of other countries and less about the past. They idolise Winston Churchill but are in fact ignorant about him or his era, and the huge price in power and wealth which he rightly paid for our survival in 1940. Worse still, they think they are clever. 

This has something to do with the way we pick our leaders. I have long suspected that they have to pass an examination in stupidity before being allowed into Westminster. But in fact the selection procedures of the major parties achieve the same thing. They demand servile conformity with the idiotic beliefs which now govern our country. Show the slightest sign of spirit or independent thought, on any topic, and you are out. 

So here we are, fresh from six months of determined self-harm and illiterate panic over the virus, on the brink of making it even worse. 

Anyone who knew anything about the EU issue said years ago (as I did) that our best way out of Brussels rule was to copy Norway – stay in the Single Market and get rid of all the political and legal baggage. 

Zealots, who treasure the delusions that we are still a major power with a thriving economy, derided this. No, they said, we must have a total breach, and then we will soar free, our Victorian greatness restored. Few of them ever grasped what it will mean to leave the Single Market, into which our economy has been totally integrated for decades, and they will shortly have a fascinating lesson in that. The trouble is, the rest of us will have to have that lesson too. And it is hardly surprising that France, which has so long resented our standing in Europe and the World, sees this as an opportunity to take us down a peg or two. But remember, before complaining, that we gave them this chance.” [Peter Hitchens, in the Mail on Sunday].

Some people have asked me whether I “support” Patriotic Alternative. My response: I would not say that I “support” PA directly or wholeheartedly, but they are at least mainly on the right track, in my view. Also, it is good to see young people (including a considerable cadre of intelligent young women) coming to social nationalism, which should not be solely the preserve of middle-aged Kirsch-drinkers like me!

Such closely-representational art is not the only kind of painting which one can esteem, but it is certainly a breath of fresh air after the msm lionization of frauds or scam-artists such as Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin, whose prominence was bought by Jewish backers such as Saatchi.

So many non-Europeans, in this case half and half, his father having come from Borneo [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Wong_(ethnobotanist)] seem to hate us, even if (as in this case) the individual was born in the UK and had every advantage here…

There is a huge hostile bloc of varied type within the UK.

Batten is quite wrong, though, in agreeing to “moderate and appropriate” immigration into the UK. Britain needs no immigration at all. Now, if the British person wants to marry a foreign person, and it is a genuine connection (not a scam), and if that person is not unsuitable for whatever reason, then come here.

Likewise, if Britain needs a particular and truly highly-qualified scientist, then yes, come, even with immediate family, and help us advance to the future.

One person, a few dozen, even a few hundred (especially if of European descent), but not thousands, let alone millions, of non-Europeans.

Batten was briefly leader of UKIP. You can see why UKIP failed. Not because of Batten, as such, but because people like Batten always want to be “moderate”, “respectable”, “lawful” etc. No go. It does not work.

Still, Batten was one of the better UKIP people, albeit no intellectual.

Sounds like the Franco-British dispute could go nuclear; not literally, but with tit-for-tat reprisals, eg on UK citizens living (as I once did) in France. I foresee a collapse in French property prices in Brittany, Normandy, maybe elsewhere, once British purchasers dry up.

Already, since 2016, there has been little interest. In fact, when I was last in Brittany, sometime in 2015 (I think), I was told that British people were finding it hard to sell property, especially inland from the coastal towns such as Roscoff. Example: a house and bar with B&B rooms (maybe half a dozen or so bedrooms in all, including owners’ accommodation), about 15 miles inland, in a quiet hamlet, unsold despite having been on the market for only around £70,000; on the market for 5+ years. I spent a couple of days there myself, the only guest.

The above academic termite, enemy of free speech, enemy of the British people, has obviously never read my blog! I suppose that my voice is not “loud” enough! Hardly surprising when I have been expelled from Twitter and am not able to publish my views on any msm platform…

So take the bitch at her word— fire her.

John le Carre (David Cornwell)

[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_le_Carr%C3%A9]

The writer John le Carre has died. I regret now that I was not able to hear him speak in the early 1980s at the GB-USSR Association, a now-defunct para-diplomatic body funded by the Foreign Office, and of which I was a member. I was told that it was the best talk anyone could remember having been given there.

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I wonder whether, with the likely increase in home working (for adults), and also unemployment (for various reasons), and also now that we have the Internet, many TV channels (some of which could be repurposed) etc, the school, as an institution, needs to survive at all.

In the Soviet Union, most boxes of chocolates contained individual chocolates of several different shapes, but were identical inside; the filling was the same for all. Apply to UK System political parties…

[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Dines]

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