Multiply that by about £20,000 per person (including NHS services, educational services, legal and police costs etc), a modest supposition, and the cost exceeds £32 billion per year…
How polite we British still are! Try that in, say, Russia or France and see what happens! It would have been amusing to see the cars shown here roll slowly towards the virtue-signallers (who mostly no doubt live comfortable easy lives with their parents in some suburban or semi-rural enclaves), and then just keep on going…
A Victorian phrenologist would have a field day with Sajid Javid’s head.
Late tweets seen
Such goblins and gargoyles purport to rule over us…
Today, I have decided to copy the arguably bizarre habit of the Andrew Marr Show on Sunday TV, by having cabaret in the daytime. So here is the latest song by satirical singer-songwriter Alison Chabloz:
There are probably thousands of similar cases, never investigated.
America, “land of freedom”…
The “lockdown” zealots and facemask fanatics, who usually like to present themselves as terribly compassionate etc (and who are usually economically unaffected by the shutdown, being either fairly affluent and/or “working from home” and/or working for the State and so unlikely to be made redundant or sacked, or who are unemployed/retired and so not likely to be made homeless) seem to regard people like the lady mentioned in that tweet as collateral damage of a “necessary” policy.
I agree, as a one-time Devon resident (2004 and 2005, a few miles east of the Upper Tamar).
Exactly. Some people are so black and white-minded that they say “Covid-19 is real, not a scam, so the conspiracy theory about the Great Reset is rubbish…“, when of course it is perfectly possible for “the virus” to be both real and a serious public health problem, and also being used as a convenient way of pushing through huge socio-political change via fear propaganda, financial manipulation etc. Oh, and as for the “Great Reset” being a “conspiracy theory”, it’s no theory. Indeed, the World Economic Forum [WEF; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Economic_Forum] actually both tweeted, and published elsewhere, the view that the virus situation was a perfect opportunity to push the Great Reset. They even used the words, “Great Reset”.
System-approved journalist is somehow surprised that official photos may lie, or tell a completely or largely untrue narrative [cf. “holocaust”]…
Late tweets seen
Conflation of beauty and truth. Scruton (above) was more accurate: a trio of values, being the Good, the Beautiful and the True.
Absolutely fantastic to see a double page spread in the Mail on Sunday on how garden centres/nurseries CAN safely reopen. Alan Titchmarsh once more showing great leadership in speaking up for our industry, along with Boyd Douglas Davies of the HTA, @choyp16#saveournurseriespic.twitter.com/IXdPtAHR9n
Troopers of the Royal Scots Greys (2nd Dragoons) regiment with swords drawn mount a charge during a training exercise over Long Valley #Aldershot as the last horse mounted cavalry regiment in the British Army on 18 October 1937 pic.twitter.com/B4keKpDtmT
Fraser Nelson on the crisis: 'Of the 91,000 available beds in the NHS, 37,000 lay empty as of last weekend' . This is four times more empty beds than is normal for this time of year.https://t.co/TEgS2NsthM
That is my feeling. The toytown police state brought into being by the Coronavirus Act can be continued, extended, or resurrected almost at will, either by extending the “sunset” of the Act itself, or by passing a new Mickey Mouse “virus” Act…
Also fear the PM may let his own experience of the virus override any rational decision. The last thing we need is a PM spooked by their own mortality.
A good point, that last. Personally, I believe that Boris-idiot is hiding out until the air has cleared and the virus wave effectively over, so that he can emerge as “wounded-in-action and conquering hero (clown) returns”. As I predicted long ago, Boris-idiot is useless in a crisis. As for the headless chicken now posing as a government, its “Cabinet ministers” are a mediocre stupid lot, unwilling to take responsibility or the obvious necessary step of ending the “lockdown” now.
WE all know that it is vital, if felled by a stroke or heart attack, to get help and act as quickly as possible. This shutdown is like a heart attack and a stroke combined, for the economy and our society. We cannot waste another second, if we want to avoid permanent deep damage.
I have been told that, eg “hairdressers and butchers are suffering”.
I’m sure, but people offering personal services in perpetual demand, such as barbers, will be the first to recover. People need their services, such businesses do not require much capital to restock with anything, and they get paid in cash or via immediate card payment.
Small shops such as butchers or whatever may be in deeper trouble, because they need to buy stock and (like most hairdressers etc) are still, during the “lockdown”, paying at least rent, if not also business rates, in most cases.
The obvious result of the present nonsense is that many closed-down shops will not reopen, or be open for long,while new entrants to the “High Street” retail landscape will be few. This really could spell the end of the High Street, or something very close to it.
I have seen tweets saying that some publicans are still paying rent of as much as £2,000 a week to landlords (usually breweries), despite being closed and thus having no or almost no income (a few are delivering food and drink to clients, in small quantities).
Fortunately, the inn where I often based myself when in the UK from France, the Royal Oak at Dunsford, near Dartmoor, is owned by its proprietors. I urge people to go there when this nonsense is over. It’s a great place, deserves support, and the village of Dunsford itself is (as I used to think of it when I was there) “a blessed plot”.
Returning to the less-happy facts of the overall UK economic situation, many people have been either made redundant, or “furloughed”. Even those on furlough may not be getting their full pay, nor even the 80% of it guaranteed by the Government. It is capped at £2,500 per month. Cold comfort for those (formerly) making more than average pay.
After furlough? How many will even have jobs to which they can return?
I imagine that, once we are into the Summer and Autumn, there will be a personal/family crisis for many. Rents, mortgages etc may become unsustainable. The buy to let parasite market may well crash. Not that I care about the landlords, but those who cannot pay rent will mostly be ejected and become homeless. Will those houses become empty indictments of our whole system?
The idea being put forward by the present government, as well as by the “experts” who have been so wrong so many times before, i.e. that the economy will “bounce back” in a “V”-shaped recovery, sounds to me like pie in the sky.
People in the UK will, many of them, have no money, be maxed-out on credit cards, have had to remortgage houses (when or if they can). Demand in the economy will be low, not only in the UK, but Europe-wide and, to a lesser extent, worldwide. From where will that “bounce-back” come?
I see today that the price of oil is so low that it is only just worth producing. Bad for oil-producing states, including Russia. I have not looked at gas, but I presume that the same is true. At least it should mean the end of the fracking nonsense in England. An end to part-Jew Osborne’s con-trick propaganda.
The government cannot continue to drift, offering no hope of release from house arrest and economic disaster. Inaction is not a solution. If the country drifts, it drifts towards the rocks. Politicians and media who have so far been complacent have a civic *duty* to dissent.
Oh, I agree @mrupertdermody. The steady accustoming of a once-free society to humiliating servility, where they live by permission of the police, is terrifying and miserable to watch. But many don't miss liberty they seldom exercised. They'll miss their former standard of living. https://t.co/OhB6bOPyjn
How right you are, @PeterMcC66. In our newly subjugated society thinking is not encouraged, and may actually come to hurt those who try it. As so often, Huxley's Brave New World , drugged society, entertained to death with trivial distraction, takes shape in our midst https://t.co/oWAkNTJlth
I do not much like Ms Symond’s choice of life-partner (and I rather disparage behind-the-scenes “kitchen Cabinets” and the like), but if she can use her influence to help the animals or the environment, then good:
The bastards will even eat koalas. They sold live koalas in the Wuhan market, for locals to buy, kill, cook and eat. Koalas! What kind of untermenschen could do that?…
[above: Australian cyclists help a koala in a drought zone by giving water]
The “British” Press
I read that the newspapers, at least as print entities, face closure or at least significant cutbacks. Specialized or niche newspapers, such as the Jewish Chronicle, have already folded, though still publishing at time of writing. The larger or national newspapers are making huge losses. Am I worried on their behalf? No. In fact, I am laughing.
The “free press” of the UK, infested by Jewish-Zionist influence, has rarely been a positive influence in British life, even before WW2. In fact, with a few exceptions, as when the Daily Telegraph broke open the MPs’ expenses scandal, and thus exposed many MPs as a pack of squalid, thieving, cheating, freeloading, embezzling evildoers, I can think of few really good things that the “free Press” has done.
Come to that, while the Telegraph did break the expenses scandal in the latter part of the 2005-2009 Parliament, many of the worst expenses cheats and freeloaders are still MPs! One or two have even been promoted to the Cabinet! A few names? Yvette Cooper, Nadine Dorries, Iain Dunce Duncan Smith, Michael Gove. There are many more. All or almost all are members of Labour or Conservative Friends of Israel.
No, only caused the destruction of our economy and our way of life. When people wake up from their netflix induced slumbers they will see the devastating effects this has had, and the lives and livelihoods that have been destroyed will outweigh those saved by these house arrests
Majorities are so often wrong it's hardly worth stating @johnward_runner (The vast majority once thought A.Blair was a great leader, for instance). They also change. When the cost of this becomes clear, I think it may be others who are found to have believed the earth was flat. https://t.co/JzffzvNaV0
The “lockdown” is destroying everything: economy, society, confidence in the police, belief that this is a “democracy”, any belief left in the government, any belief in the future. Was that the hidden agenda?
I have previously blogged about the need to establish at least one “safe zone” in the UK, to act as a germinal ethnostate. My writings on this topic can be read on this site (under headings such as “safe zones”, “white flight”, “prepping” etc) and on my own website (http://ianrmillard.com).
Why do I favour one safe zone in the UK rather than many? The Russian proverb is “if you chase two hares, you won’t catch one”. It is better to have 48 people living in one English county than to have 1 person living in each of the English counties. This accords with the dictum of Clausewitz: to wit, that a secure base must be established before power can be extended beyond. It also accords with the military doctrine of the Schwerpunkt or concentration of forces [lit. heavy point or main point or emphasis].
Realistically, one cannot expect every social nationalist in the UK or even in England alone to relocate to one area (I favour South West England, for reasons about which I have already blogged). People have ties which cannot always be severed easily. However, I feel that focusing on one main safe zone will allow that zone to exercize magnetic attraction and will achieve a momentum, eventually.
Writing in mid-2018, it seems to me that the need for the safe zone(s) becomes ever more pressing. For several reasons. I focus on the UK, but my comments refer also to the rest of the world.
UK cities are going black/brown. That is a very general statement and of course there are other groups also very numerous now, such as Chinese. In broad brush terms, the phrase is all right. At any rate, white Northern Europeans are already a minority in several English towns and cities. Continuing mass immigration and the higher birth-rate of non-Europeans will ensure that few large towns and cities will be majority white European (let alone predominantly so) by 2050. What does this mean? Politically, electorally, it means that social nationalism cannot succeed even if all white Europeans were to, say, vote for a social-national party standing in any election. The numbers would not and could not be there.
Protection and security. At present, even the most innocuous meetings by social nationalists face annoying disruption and even prevention by reason of the activities of the mindless “antifa” groups, which groups can be described as the “useful idiots” of the Jewish-Zionist lobby. (They often in fact say that they are “anti-Zionist” as well as “anti-fascist”, but strangely seem rarely or never to attack Zionist gatherings). A safe zone will ensure that the personnel are there to protect the white European social-national community, come what may. The safe zone will also provide protection and support to those affected by the over-zealous policing now current.
The presence of large numbers of social nationalists in one area will enable election of local and national representatives. This is not the main driver, but will be useful.
Protection of children from unsuitable social pressures and brainwashing.
A further reason to create a safe zone is the uncertainty in the international situation. War may yet ravage Europe. Safe zones enable survival of people and ideas.
I have blogged previously about people of social national views relocating to “safe zones” or to a (germinal) ethnostate possibly to be centred on the South West of England (Cornwall and Devon, as well as Somerset and Dorset):
In various blog posts, I have covered issues of practical relevance such as how such a safe zone or germinal ethnostate might be started, how it might be maintained (even if the rest of the UK and Europe faces disaster or social collapse) and how the safe zone might have real political influence even within the present society. Now I should like to address what the advantages are for an individual, couple or family relocating in the next few years.
It can be taken as read that most people willing to relocate to a “safe zone” will be discontented in some way, or in various ways, with their existing lives, lifestyles or with at least some aspects of the existing society. It is not hard to imagine that many living in Britain’s decaying urban sprawls will find the idea of relocating to, say, Cornwall attractive. What, however, are the other benefits?
For one thing, the relocated people will be living in a milieu where many of their neighbours, employees, employers, co-workers are of similar viewpoint, at least in broad outline. Secondly, there is the fact that the South West of the UK is still an area where most of the existing inhabitants are English or British or at least European in ethnic origin and in culture. Thirdly, a social national community, even if at first loose or spread out, provides a support structure and defensive barrier for those under attack from the existing UK State or from the Zionist infestation. Fourthly, for those with children, there will be the chance to have their offspring educated in free schools etc set up by the community. This last is not a matter of “indoctrination” as such, but rather of protecting the children from the negative and decadent influences now so pervasive in the wider society.
In my view, there can be created a zone within the UK which will over time exercize a magnetic attraction.
Update, 21 July 2019
Saw this from USA. Not bad, though obviously drafted with American conditions in mind.