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Diary Blog, 4 April 2021

Easter Sunday

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Because both Government and Opposition are pro-“The Great Reset” and “the Great Replacement”, both are riddled with agents of the Jewish lobby, both are pro-ZOG [Zionist Occupation Government], pro-NWO [New World Order] and in favour of the Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan, and therefore both following exactly the same agenda. Understand now??

Not sure that I can agree with Hitchens. “Peter Simple”, whose stuff I occasionally saw in the early 1970s, always seemed to me to be a rather unfunny propagandist of a kind of faux-English suburban pseudo-reactionary mindset. Fake. At least, that was my occasional impression, a long time ago.

Ah, useful Wikipedia…https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Wharton: “Wharton was born as Michael Bernhard Nathan, the son of a businessman of German-Jewish origin...”

There are plenty of examples of socio-political madness at present in the Western world, not least the near-worship of the blacks (as in the “BLM” nonsense), and in respect of “the virus”. The former is nonsense partly because much of our present world has been created over the past few thousand years, and especially the past 600 years, by white European people(s). The blacks were and are mere adjuncts, bystanders, spectators, sometimes nuisances and, yes (and as the “BLM” proponents themselves say) sometimes “victims”.

As to the latter of my two examples, i.e. “the virus”, in some respects that seems to be a deeper-embedded sort of madness, perhaps because based on a deeper emotion— fear.

The Coronavirus or Covid-19 virus has (supposedly) so far killed somewhere around 2 million people in the world. That is about one person in every 4,000 people. In the UK, the death toll per unit of population has been far higher (taking the statistics as given, though they are obviously faked or wrong to a great degree). In the UK, there have been well over 60,000 people who have died at least “with” Coronavirus. That is somewhere around one person in every 1,000 people in the UK.

Conclusion as to seriousness: serious but not existentially so.

Conclusion as to measures taken: absolutely mad. Society has been crippled, normal life largely put on hold, civil rights abrogated, and the UK economy facing a very serious hit. A cowed and frightened population have been walking around (even on solitary country walks etc!) in facemasks (despite such masks being of doubtful use), and every kind of busybody and self-appointed guardian of public behaviour given loose rein. That applies also to the police.

Meanwhile, millions of people are all but abandoned by the NHS because their ailments (including the most serious) are priotitized as secondary in importance to the supposed battle against “the virus”.

The public debate, such as there is, is futile, because a huge propaganda campaign has frightened the unthinking mass of the people into imagining that their lives are in danger from this virus, whereas for 999 out of 1,000 people that is simply not so. Reasoned arguments from such as Lord Sumption, the former Law Lord (Supreme Court justice), cut little ice, because emotion almost always trumps reason.

Oh, well. In the phrase of the day, which so well sums up the present apathy and complacency, which applies in almost everything now (apart from the “panicdemic”), “we are where we are”…

Alison Chabloz

On this Easter Sunday, let us not forget brave and persecuted satirist, singer and songwriter, Alison Chabloz, presently sitting in prison because a malicious Jew-Zionist cabal instigated a prosecution under the notoriously flawed Communications Act 2003, s.127.

It is to be hoped that Counsel for Alison Chabloz will soon be able to secure her release on bail pending appeal (to Crown Court) against an egregiously poor verdict and sentence by a magistrate. Unfortunately, that is unlikely to happen (if it does happen) before Tuesday [6 April 2021], at earliest.

[Alison Chabloz]

Peter Hitchens

His latest column: https://hitchensblog.mailonsunday.co.uk/2021/04/peter-hitchens-weve-seen-it-before-the-rape-culture-frenzy-will-ruin-innocent-lives.html.

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That last is interesting as a metaphor. The same view, pretty much, that John Buchan, or Zuleika Dobson, might have seen before the First World War, or that others might have seen between the wars. Oxford now is hugely different (not just in terms of buildings but socially too) from both 1911 and the 1930s world of Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited, from that of C.S. Lewis, Tolkien and the Inklings, but that view remains essentially the same.

When I was a (rather belated) law student, in the 1980s, there was being discussed the question of whether barristers would continue to wear wigs and gowns. The wisest answer came from a lecturer who said that the Bar would cast aside everything except the wigs and gowns. The outward forms would remain.

In fact, while the above has proven to be mainly the case (in Crown Courts especially), in County Court the judge has discretion to dispense with the old form of dress, and in High Court and other fora (particularly in commercial cases) the old form of dress is often not in use now (neither is it in family law cases).

Nonetheless, most people do encounter the practising Bar in Crown Courts, and there the old forms remain in force. The substance of the Bar has, however, changed out of all recognition even since I was finally (having spent time in the USA) Called to the Bar in 1991.

Looking at the UK, the same is true in many other ways. Look at, for example, the Monarchy. It looks, at least largely, similar to what it was in, say 1956, the year of my birth. In reality, it has changed to something rather different. As I have blogged on previous occasions, whatever one may think of the Queen and Consort, no-one could mistake them or their lifestyle for that of “ordinary people”.

When you look at Charles, Anne, Andrew, Edward, there is less of the “royal”. You could just about (certainly in the case of the last three) imagine them living in some expensive part of suburbia, as part of (if the term now has any meaning) the rich “middle classes”, or indeed the “nouveaux riches”; or (as indeed is the case) living in Gloucestershire or Surrey, racing around in Range-Rovers, like characters in an “Aga saga”.

What about William and Kate, Harry and the Royal Mulatta? Notionally “royal” (in the case of William and Kate), but only in a “holding on by the fingertips” sense. Certainly there is nothing royal about Harry the “Royal Cuck” and Meghan the “Royal Mulatta” (who, not so many years ago, was actually married to someone else, a Jew businessman in Southern California!).

I do not want to be too hard on Harry. He obviously has emotional or mental problems, and was bagged by the Mulatta easier than the Duke of Edinburgh used to bag grouse, but he is basically now a peripheral nobody, albeit with plenty of money and still holding (so far) a couple of English titles.

William and Kate? At present still lined up to be King and Queen at some point, but I rather doubt that they will reach the finishing post.

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Diary Blog, 29 March 2021

Disturbing news from the new British police state

Here is that video:

Now I should say straightaway that I am not very familiar with the name Alex Belfield, having only seen that name a few times on Twitter. I believe that he was on BBC local radio in the Midlands or North at one time.

What interests me more is that here is another case of someone who runs a non-System, non-msm, Internet “radio station” being targeted by the forces of the state. There have been other recent cases.

In Cornwall, last week, a man was charged with five counts under the Public Order Act 1986. He ran an Internet “radio station”.

Tomorrow, 30 March 2021, the persecuted singer-songwriter Alison Chabloz faces trial yet again, and yet again the instigator of police/CPS action was the malicious Jewish-Zionist cabal known as “Campaign Against Antisemitism”, who were also the instigators of the above-mentioned action against someone in Cornwall. As to Alex Belfield, I do not know.

What interests me, apart from the Zionist aspect, is that in all three mentioned cases, Internet “radio” forms the background. The real or broadcast radio in the UK is “regulated” (strictly controlled) by the System, via OFCOM. Internet “radio” is not regulated or controlled by OFCOM. Thus the System is now scrabbling to find ways to shut down the “wrong” messages.

Alison Chabloz recently made a first appearance as defendant in yet another case involving Internet “radio”. Once again, the malicious “Campaign Against Antisemitism” is involved.

Incidentally, anyone who wants to support Alison Chabloz at her trial under the notorious “bad law” of the Commuications Act 2003, s.127, starting tomorrow (set down for Tuesday and Wednesday this week) can do so. Westminster Magistrates’ Court, 181 Marylebone Road, London. Nearest Underground: Edgware Road (any line). https://courttribunalfinder.service.gov.uk/courts/westminster-magistrates-court

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[Westminster Magistrates’ Court]

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Answer: don’t have “students of colour”…

Which people will not put up with it? The scared rabbits who wear facemasks on clifftops and in supermarket car parks? Sadly, the British people have become rather pathetic.

Exactly. This is all designed to facilitate the next 33 years starting in 2022. The Great Reset, together with the Great Replacement. The Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan. NWO. ZOG. A concerted attempt to rule the world.

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News from “the ****hole of England”…

I happened to see this news item from estuarial Essex: https://www.essexlive.news/news/essex-news/everything-you-need-know-thurrock-2130524.

The streets of Thurrock are plagued by the activity of a violent gang. Responsible for stabbings, acid attacks and sexual assaults, C17 first rose to prominence in May, 2017.”

[the multikulti society in action]

I was only there once in my life, unless you include driving on the nearby M25 and over the Dartford Crossing to go to Kent a few times. My only visit, as such, was this one: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/13/when-i-was-a-victim-of-a-malicious-zionist-complaint/.

Seems that the police of that part of Essex are now faced by real crime…Oh, and it also seems that The Guardian does occasionally report accurately (or did, 8 years ago): https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2012/jul/25/thurrock-capital-misery.

David Lammy

Good grief! Someone sent me the clip below. I knew that Lammy was/is a deadhead, and in fact I have been meaning for a long time to add an assessment of him to my “Deadhead MPs” series, but…well, see for yourself!

People will say, “oh, but he is a barrister, has several degrees etc”…yes, and one of the most stupid (and ignorant) people I ever met was a former Sierra Leone diplomat, a High Commissioner to the UK when in London, and ambassador to some other state. That African had degrees from one of the most famous English universities, one from the Sorbonne, one from either Harvard or Yale (I forget).

Imagine Lammy as either Lord Chancellor or Attorney-General! Still, now that Keir Starmer is running what is left of Labour into the ground, such appointment is unlikely.

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My Twitter account (removed in 2018 at the instigation of a Jewish/Zionist cabal) was one of rather few accounts followed by Icke. Now he too has been removed from Twitter, by the same or connected (((forces))). We must fight for freedom now, or Lilliputian ties will bind us forever.

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Diary Blog, New Year’s Day, 1 January 2021

First thoughts

Saw a few minutes, on TV, of the “celebrations” by the Thames at London last night. Pure dystopian propaganda, carried out in and over an equally dystopian London, dark and deserted.

Technically, and as a spectacle, the display could not be faulted. Brilliant. What disturbed me was the content; that, and the surrounding situation.

This was not the Britain I recognize (except in fear), but a caricature; “Danny Boyle Britain”, if you like (thinking of the opening show of the 2012 London Olympics). There was the by now almost obligatory laudatory reference to the NHS. I fully support a health service free at point of use, but the NHS has become a kind of quasi-religious totem or sacred cow in the UK. You would think that nowhere else in Europe or the world has health or medical services (and that the NHS is being run properly).

Then there were other references, together with meaningless Orwellian slogans flashed into the sky: “Hope Together“, they said, “Love Together“, they said. It did not take much of a leap of imagination to see an isolated and lonely Winston Smith on the dark, almost freezing Embankment, looking upon this spectacle for the masses where the masses were absent. Or perhaps Volodin, in Solzhenitsyn’s In the First Circle [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_the_First_Circle].

The BBC TV News propaganda megaphone this morning outdid its own (unintentional) usual irony by putting on the sub-screen tickertape, “celebrations across UK“…

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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8823195/Former-BBC-star-Sue-Cook-71-slams-broadcaster-unbalanced-Covid-coverage.html

The BBC Radio 4 Today Programme, like much BBC output, is now all but unlistenable (radio) and unwatchable (TV). Not only biased but boring, very very boring.

“@rattus2384” is Stephen Applebaum, a fanatical Jew-Zionist troll and one-time “film critic”, who also tweets as “@grubstreetsteve”.

Google “the Great Reset”, “the Great Replacement”, “NWO”, “ZOG”,”Bilderberg”, “World Economic Forum”, “WEF”, and “Ian Millard barrister” (and “Ian Millard WordPress”…), and you will be on the right track…

I myself do not eat meat, but were I living on Britain’s streets (and, like Hitler, I came close, a couple of times in my life), and if then I were offered food unacceptable to me, while I would not eat it (I should prefer to scavenge or steal food more acceptable to me), I should all the same be grateful that someone was interested enough to make the offer…

Incidentally, while I am not a member of, or supporter of (as such), Patriotic Alternative, and in fact have never met nor had any online contact with it, nor with any people who are in it, I do commend in outline that which they seem to be doing.

Funny but, speaking politically, with a serious edge. This might be the way to go for social nationalism in the future. “From out of the fog, we strike…“.

That sort of thing has happened before in the USA and, though rarely proven, in the UK, France and Germany; Jewish fanatics trying to prove “neo-Nazi” “antisemitism” by faking attacks on Jewish sites such as synagogues and cemeteries. It always seemed bizarre to me. Would “neo-Nazis” really waste time attacking Jews who were already dead? In fact, several Jews, over the years, have been arrested and eventually convicted for similar “false flag” attacks.

Pity, though, that that tweeter validates the language of the enemy (“racism“…).

I notice that even UK Government official websites (eg NHS) now have stylized cartoons showing the sort of family propagandized on UK TV ads etc, i.e. the black man with the white woman and their half-caste offspring. The Great Replacement. White Genocide, in effect.

Below, an example of the absurdity of Twitter: “Dr.” Louise Raw (whose doctorate is not medical but was the result of study of an industrial dispute of 1888), argues with another tweeter.

I notice that quite a few people have retweeted or “liked” Louise Raw’s tweet.

Leaving aside the substance of what she tweeted, I wonder how many of those retweeters etc assumed that Ms. Raw is a medical doctor?

As I have said before, in the UK it has always been the norm or “done thing” that persons with a medical degree are called “doctor”. In fact, many medics have no “doctorate”, as such; it is a courtesy title in many cases.

Others who, in the UK, have always been able to use the title “Dr.” without eyebrows being raised, have been priests and others in holy orders, tenured academics and schoolmasters, and scientists.

In other countries, notably Germany, it has always been acceptable for anyone, pretty much, who has a doctorate in anything, to use the title. One example was Dr. Goebbels: “At the University of Heidelberg, Goebbels wrote his doctoral thesis on Wilhelm von Schütz, a minor 19th-century romantic dramatist.[20]… After submitting the thesis and passing his oral examination, Goebbels earned his PhD in 1921.[21] By 1940, he had written 14 books.[22] “[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Goebbels].

It may seem, perhaps in view of the German praxis, pedantic to complain that an obscure Twitter person, who is not a public figure, calls herself “Doctor” on an everyday basis (and she is now not alone; there are even several MPs doing this, Julian Lewis and Therese Coffey among them). However, I think that we now have to stand up for standards. “Doctor” should not be devalued; “Professor” already has been, along with “Lord” and “Baroness”…

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Now that I am supposedly 64, that tweet resonates with me! Incidentally, should any (younger?) readers of my blog not get the “Logan’s Run” reference, see below:

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University Challenge Alumni Final

Well, in the end, the Courtauld Institute won it, beating Manchester, but what poor teams! As in previous matches, I did better than either team, by far. These were the finalists! Incredible.

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“Avoid paying taxes”? Hardly revolutionary, though I suppose that there was the Boston Tea Party; also, Gandhi’s boycott of British-made cotton.

Another time, I shall examine where the UK is in terms of the disastrous effects of the “lockdowns” and semi-lockdowns.

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Diary Blog, 27 November 2020

As I watch the tragic farce of UK politics and society playing out, I realize anew that it is vital for the best people to create loose communities, preferably centred on one or two regions, as a basis for a later ethnostate. Perhaps one in the North and one in the South. As a Southerner, I have focussed on the Devon/Cornwall peninsula for a number of reasons (see earlier blog posts).

In the North? I leave that, at present, to those who are apparently (and independently) working along similar lines “up there”. God grant them success!

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Ha ha!

A trusted source“? The Government of Clowns? As for the NHS, that is but the monkey to the Government’s organ-grinder.

Further to that, the above tweet from the NPCC is another example of how the police have become politicized or, if you prefer, socio-politicized. It is not the job of the police to broadcast propaganda of that sort, or any sort.

Finance-capitalist groups in the West were behind the Bolshevik takeover of the (initially non-Bolshevik) Russian Revolution of 1917. Almost all the top 200 top Bolsheviks were Jews, bankrolled by Jews in New York.

That is not to say that there were not social conditions in Russia creating the crucible into which the spark of revolution fell. The inequitable and terrible social conditions of Russia, combined with the lost war against Germany (1914-1917) created a flammable situation. The first Revolution happened because of that; the Bolsheviks then seized power in a coup d-etat, several months later.

Powerful and shadowy figures in the West were behind the manipulation of Bolshevism. Not all were Jews. The notorious Coudenhove-Kalergi was one non-Jew heavily involved: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_von_Coudenhove-Kalergi; https://www.westernspring.co.uk/the-coudenhove-kalergi-plan-the-genocide-of-the-peoples-of-europe/

The Jewish-Zionist (as we would now say) involvement was, however, huge.

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This is what certain types do, notably the Jew-Zionist trolls and their “antifa” “useful idiots”. It happened to me, though “they” miscalculated, apparently unaware at first that I had ceased Bar practice in 2008, six years before they first complained about me! https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/09/the-slide-of-the-english-bar-and-uk-society-continues-and-accelerates/

This was foretold…

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Sadly, “writing to ‘your’ MP” is likely to have only peripheral effect. I am not allowed to say what I would wish to say here, but let’s just say that MPs have been affected strongly only by a few incidents in recent years. None of those incidents were reading a letter from a constituent.

In fact, I would take issue with tweeter “@antiwokeBritain”. Britain is not so much “ruled by consent” as ruled by apathy.

Yes. Money is a fascinating study, even if you have none! While it is true that money is not a finite amount kept in coin in the Treasury, or the Bank of England, or (pace Mrs Thatcher) in the “housewife’s shopping basket”, there is a limit to both “Government borrowing” and its “printing of money”.

The UK Government was hugely overborrowed after WW2, about 2-3 times worse than even after Indian “clever boy” Rishi Sunak’s recent and temporary largesse.

You hear, or see on Twitter etc, the view “look at what the UK accomplished after WW2. Created a National Health Service and got the country back on its feet.”

You have to unpack that. Yes, the NHS was created, but it was rudimentary compared to today. Also, as that excellent but sidelined historian Correlli Barnett [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Correlli_Barnett] has shown in his books, after WW2 the almost “broke” UK had the choice to maintain a global empire (or post-imperial presence), to create a Welfare State, or to revitalize the economy. It tried to do all three at once, when only one or at most two were possible. The result was only partial success in all three main areas.

People who look back at the post-WW2 era and say, in effect, “look what they did despite Britain being broke“, neglect to notice the terrible socio-economic conditions of the mid/late 1940s and even early 1950s. Rationing continued after WW2 (a fact unknown to many, especially the “young”), only disappearing in the mid-1950s. It was severe. My own parents would recall that, in 1953 (I think), they could not have confetti at their wedding because of paper rationing! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rationing_in_the_United_Kingdom#Post-Second_World_War_1945-1954

However, the UK economy was expanding fast then, certainly from 1956 (the year of my own birth). That enabled the UK government of the day to pay down the “National Debt” as well as try to hit those three targets mentioned above.

The truth about monies available to government lies somewhere between the Mrs Thatcher handbag idea (a fixed amount) beloved of simpletons and the open-ended “money can be created or borrowed ad infinitum” idea of the Twitter “experts”.

At present, interest rates are very low. Money can be borrowed by the UK government at very low, almost zero, rates. That can ground an investment strategy in the economy, education, infrastructure— and should do. Throwing away money on “lockdowns” etc is quite different, however.

This is not the place in which to examine the ultimate source of money “borrowed” by goverments. Another time.

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All MP Alec Shelbrooke cares about is his own moneygrubbing, and whether he retains the support of the Israel lobby.

Hard to believe that anyone could believe that abstention from voting affects anything. Even now, there are Westminster constituencies where votes, especially in by-elections, are as low as 20% or 30% of those eligible. Voting may not change anything; abstention even less so.

At what point, if any, will people decide that the UK is becoming a tyranny and that measures against the tyranny, its ministers and its MPs are justifiable? A question that I cannot answer, that no-one can answer. It may be that such a moment will not come, will never come. At that point, we should be living in a dystopian serf-state.

Viewing Covid-19 Deaths in Context

It is already well established that Covid-19 is a disease that is most dangerous to those over the age of 65 and who have preexisting conditions. In the United States, there has been an observed 2.1% mortality rate, with elderly individuals making up over half that number. 

Young and healthy people are not by any significant capacity threatened by Covid-19.https://www.aier.org/article/new-study-highlights-serious-accounting-error-regarding-covid-deaths/.

Meanwhile, the Jew Green sits on one of his three mega-yachts in Monaco, counting the hundreds of millions he has stolen.

[above: Green and other Jews revelling on one of his yachts in Monaco a few years ago]
[The Jew Green smugly lying to Members of Parliament]

https://www.thesun.co.uk/money/13314146/philip-green-arcadia-topshop-administration/

Green’s catspaw, Chappell, is presently sitting in prison for a few years. Why not Green and his family as well?

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/nov/05/bhs-buyer-dominic-chappell-given-six-years-for-tax-evasion

As I blogged almost a year ago, in circumstances of (in this case, “elected”) dictatorship, opposition comes not from a weak and government-supporting official Opposition, but from within the ruling party itself.

More news of “enrichment” in London

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/woman-miscarriage-robbery-phone-wanstead-cambridge-park-b1762837.html

[East London: police are seeking a mixed-race individual of similar appearance to this]

I blogged about this a few times in 2019-2020.

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Diary Blog, 20 April 2020

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Virgin Atlantic

Looks like the mad policies of the UK government, and the effect of Coronavirus on the air travel market, will see the end of Virgin Atlantic:

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/apr/20/richard-branson-renews-virgin-plea-for-coronavirus-support ; https://www.forbes.com/sites/daviddawkins/2020/04/20/billionaire-branson-asks-for-government-money-to-save-virgin-atlantic-claims-he-did-not-leave-britain-for-tax-reasons/#664cca91e218

When I lived in Little Venice, on and off until 24 years ago, there was a large houseboat, where Branson was said to have lived once. Beyond Blomfield Road.

 

3 bedroom house boat to rent in Blomfield Road, Little Venice W9 , W9

[above: Branson’s former boat at Little Venice, or one very similar; I think the same]

I was told that that he owned a house right by where that houseboat was berthed.

Properties for sale listed by Riverhomes - Central London office ...

[above: the Regent’s Canal at Little Venice, not far from where I once lived; also not very far from where the previous photo was taken]

Virgin Australia, and other Branson-founded businesses, are also said to be teetering on the edge of insolvency.

I have no particular animus against Branson. He certainly seems no worse than other big businessmen, and in some ways seems better than others in the public eye. His courage cannot be questioned, after his ballooning exploits, and he is certainly willing to try new things in business. I do not particularly like some of his socio-political attitudes, and he is obviously mainly interested in making as much money as possible; that is, however, scarcely unusual in the business world.

At one time, 1989-1993, I was a fairly regular flyer on Virgin Atlantic, flying from the UK to Newark Airport in New Jersey. Not bad (for an Economy ticket), and more convenient for me than Kennedy Airport (which I also used, when other airlines had cheap tickets), because I then lived in Middlesex County, New Jersey, about half an hour by car from Newark Airport. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middlesex_County,_New_Jersey

I was rather surprised to see that Branson’s enterprises employ as many as 70,000 people all over the world. I do not know how many of those are in the UK.

I do not see why the UK Government should give his airline £500M, even as a loan. Airlines are going to be a drug on the market (almost worthless) for some time into the future. Any loan to Virgin Atlantic would probably be money thrown away. Admittedly, that is true of most of the money now being pumped out by the present government of fools, but why add more? Also, it seems that Branson himself has not paid tax in the UK for 14 years. Not exactly an incentive for a government looking at public reaction.

Coronavirus: an interesting view from Israel

A similar pattern – rapid increase in infections to a peak in the sixth week, and decline from the eighth week – is common everywhere, regardless of response policies

[The Times of Israel]

https://www.timesofisrael.com/the-end-of-exponential-growth-the-decline-in-the-spread-of-coronavirus/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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Hitchens has come to the same or a similar view to my own: this government of incompetents, advised by complete idiots, is starting to understand what it has done, i.e. pretty much killed, already, the UK’s economy (not to mention civil rights and the proper rule of law) but cannot, politically, simply whine that it got it wrong.

So comes the idea that there has to be an “exit strategy“, rather than the UK just resuming what is left of normal life overnight (by far the best idea). The Government (from its own standpoint) needs to pretend to be authoritative, in charge (and not, well, a bunch of idiotic mediocrities advised by similar ones).

I can think of one reason why a citizen (though perhaps not a very good citizen) might wear a surgical mask if required by the cretinous “authorities” of this poor country: it would be an excellent way in which those who commit crimes could stay undetected. I do not say that criminals, from shoplifters to bank robbers, will not still be detected and arrested (though, I hazard, in fewer numbers), but it will be harder for the prosecutors to get convictions in situations where not only have the accused allegedly been wearing masks but also where all other people at the alleged locus or loci were wearing similar masks! Eyewitness and cctv evidence will be almost worthless.

The above paragraph is, I suppose, me briefly wearing my former —but stolen from me— status as a barrister…see https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2017/07/09/the-slide-of-the-english-bar-and-uk-society-continues-and-accelerates/

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Below, Peter Hitchens teaches a little logic and commonsense to a lady evidently devoid of both:

Not sure that I agree entirely with the last tweet, above. If Branson were to be allowed financial assistance for his companies in return for stumping up some sum in lieu of taxes previously avoided, it would be analogous to an individual not paying, say, car insurance and then, after an accident, being allowed to pay some money and then be treated as if he had paid previously.

End lockdown now!

Long live freedom! What freedom? Oh, no, wait…

Yes, if the speaker or interviewee is a dissident (I mean a real dissident, not a faux-“revolutionary” joke like Owen Jones or Ash Sarkar), a radio or TV station faces “sanctions” (i.e. punishment for not self-censoring), or may even be shut down.

Did you really believe that we live in a (mythical) “free country”?

More Coronavirus nonsense exploded…

The UK has today announced 449 more coronavirus deaths – the fewest for a fortnight – taking Britain’s total death toll to 16,509.

England declared 429 deaths and a further 20 were confirmed across Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. And 4,676 more people have tested positive for the virus, taking the total number of patients to 124,743.

The day’s death toll is a fall on the 596 fatalities announced yesterday, Sunday, and half as many as the day before that (888). It is the lowest number for a fortnight, since April 6 when 439 victims were confirmed.

Although the statistics are known to drop after a weekend, the sharp fall adds to evidence that the peak of the UK’s epidemic has blown over.” [Daily Mail]

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8235979/UKs-coronavirus-crisis-peaked-lockdown-Expert-argues-draconian-measures-unnecessary.html

It comes as a leading expert at the University of Oxford has argued the peak was actually about a month ago, a week before lockdown started on March 23, and that the draconian measures people are now living with were unnecessary.

Professor Carl Heneghan claims data shows infection rates halved after the Government launched a public information campaign on March 16 urging people to wash their hands and keep two metres (6’6″) away from others.” [Daily Mail]

Looks like I was right…all the way along, in fact…

The government of fools

As I blogged before, it is clear the pack of mediocrities and idiots now in government are afraid to take the decision to end the toytown police state called UK “lockdown”. They are avoiding having to take responsibility. The same is true of Boris-idiot, who (surely obviously now?) is hiding out at Chequers until the “crisis” he himself has partly manufactured is over or seen to be almost over. He can then reappear as clown “conquering hero”…

 

Unexpected? Maybe not

Looks as if people are now unsure (at least more of them than previously) as to whether the EU was a “good thing” for the UK. Hard to say. Presumably, 13% are “Don’t Knows” or similar. On the other hand, in the actual EU Referendum of 2016, while there was just the binary choice to Leave or Remain, 27.8% failed to vote. Were they “Don’t Knows”?

Is anyone listening out there?

People may ask of me, “if you think that the government-mandated lockdown is a poorly-conceived and petty-tyrannical measure, and likely to half-wipe out the UK economy as well, why do you yourself obey it?”

My reply? “I am broadly going along with the lockdown nonsense because:

  • I find talking with (let alone being lectured by) the police (most of whom are poorly educated and as thick as two short planks) a bore, so I want to minimize the chance of being stopped on the local roads (mainly semi-rural or rural) around here, or on visits to the nearby small local town;
  • Almost nothing is open anyway, and I am not a partygoer, public (or private) sunbather, team sports enthusiast or general rambler on foot (these days).
  • On that basis, I may as well only make occasional shopping forays.”

 

 

 

Dominic Cummings, A Government of Dystopia, and Lunacy Posing As Genius

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Dominic Cummings

Dominic Cummings is in the news again.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/jan/02/dominic-cummings-calls-for-weirdos-and-misfits-for-no-10-jobs

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-50978329

https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/staggers/2020/01/dominic-cummings-has-serious-ideas-im-not-sure-hes-serious-about-them

I blogged about him 5 months ago:

https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2019/08/10/les-eminences-grises-of-dystopia/

Someone is at least on the right track…

Some tweets seen…

Good grief! If this [see below] really is a snapshot of the mind of Dominic Cummings, then the government really is in the hands not only of idiots (eg Boris-idiot, Priti Patel etc) but of lunatics.

It also reminds us that lunacy is not really so hard to distinguish from genius, in most cases.

[Update, 23 January 2020: the full lunacy of Cummings’ blog post, some of which was in the deleted tweet above, seems to have been expunged from the Internet, though maybe one of his “weirdos and misfits” would be able to find it]

The above (apparently from a blog penned by Cummings) is an inward-gazing stream of consciousness (though purporting to be to the point) worthy of someone whose residential address ends with the word “Hospital”, or similar.

What makes it alarming is that Cummings is not just a stray “Conservative” (and the word seems ever-less useful as a descriptor) who is on the periphery of power (in the way that the Monday Club or the Bow Group used to be), but someone right at the centre of what could be (perhaps inaccurately) called the Johnson Project. Indeed, “Cummings Project” might be more accurate. Boris Johnson himself has few ideas beyond schoolboy fantasies such as building bridges from Scotland to Ireland, creating artificial islands with Metropolis airports on them etc.

There was talk before the recent General Election that in Cabinet (effectively in Cabinet; I suppose technically, Cabinet committee), Cummings actually overruled the Prime Minister several times. Not just spoke over him, but overruled him on decisions! Now, OK, the person posing as Prime Minister is Boris-idiot, a bad joke PM who is a proven serial —indeed constant— liar, incompetent and fantasist, but there is still such a thing as respect for the office itself…

Dominic Cummings seems to me (admittedly only from what I have read…I have never met him or anyone who has met him) to be like a person who is somewhere between a guest and a gatecrasher at a dinner party, someone who has no idea how to behave and who has no respect for the hosts, the guests, the staff or the event.

Is there anything correct about his views re. government and civil service? Yes, the gene pool is shallow or narrow; in politics now even more so than in the administration proper (Civil Service), but the answer to that is to carefully reform recruitment and training, as well as overall structure, not to let off hand grenades all over Westminster.

I think that we have to remind ourselves that governing the UK is not some kind of pathetic country house weekend game in the drawing room or Hall. This impacts on real people, in their millions, all over this country. It is not a matter of scribbling some clever little half-baked idea that can be run up the flagpole at the Oxford Union or (taking on board the Cummings dislike of Oxbridge) a Spectator drinks party.

This made me laugh, though!

I have to say that I agree with the tweeter below:

It may seem lazy to say “it is easier to destroy than create”, but the thing about truisms is that they contain truth. The machinery of administration and government in the UK was created over centuries, and particularly in the century or so since the mid-Victorian era. Once you tear it to pieces, you may find that groups of supposedly terribly clever little people, weirdos and misfits, sitting in groups around Whitehall, cannot in fact replace what presently exists.

Britain today has already suffered a number of shocks to its postwar (post-1945) stability: Thatcherism, mass immigration (accelerated since 1997), Blair-Brown “reforms”, the financial crisis of 2008, the fake “austerity” of the evil 2010-2019 “Conservative” governments (particularly the half-baked idiocies of Dunce Duncan Smith and his underlings). Now this.

Dominic Cummings is a History graduate, for what that is now worth. He will know, I presume, what happens to societies when everything that underpins their stability is knocked away. I presume that he also knows that revolutions usually consume their own children…

Update, 6 January 2020

Update, 23 March 2020

A floundering idiot working for a floundering idiot, and both pretending to be great brains…you couldn’t make it up.

https://metro.co.uk/2020/03/23/dominic-cummings-denies-saying-bad-pensioners-will-die-coronavirus-12441467/

Update, 30 August 2020

Diary Blog, 2 January 2020

Some interesting and potentially important research into pain control:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7844051/Being-Good-Samaritan-doing-nice-deeds-help-reduce-physical-pain-new-research-suggests.html

More news about the half-Jewish “ho” madam, Ghislaine Maxwell:

Well, give that man a cee-gar! Turns out that I guessed right (I usually do, if I myself say so):

Jeffrey Epstein’s socialite ‘madam’ Ghislaine Maxwell ‘is being hidden from the FBI in a series of safe houses because of the information she has on powerful people’

  • Maxwell has remained incognito since Epstein’s arrest and death behind bars
  • New report claims both she and Epstein were ‘assets’ for a foreign government
  • Source says they funneled dirt on the rich and powerful to foreign spies
  • Now Maxwell may be hiding in a safehouse in Israel, the new report claims
  • She is a British and US citizen, and daughter of an alleged Mossad operative.

An explosive new report has asserted that deceased sex criminal Jeffery Epstein and his alleged ‘madame’ Ghislaine Maxwell were foreign intelligence ‘assets’, and that she is currently hiding in a safehouse in Israel.

She is not in the US, she moves around. She is sometimes in the UK, but most often in other countries, such as Israel, where her powerful contacts have provided her with safe houses and protection,’ the source said.

Born in France, Maxwell is both a U.S. citizen and British subject. Her family’s alleged ties to Israel’s national intelligence service, Mossad, have been well documented.

Maxwell’s father, Robert Maxwell, was a Czech-born ‘British’ [Jewish] media mogul whose financial fraud in raiding the Mirror Group pension fund was discovered after his death in 1991.

Also a ‘British’ member of parliament, Robert Maxwell reportedly had ties to British intelligence, the Soviet KGB, and Mossad — and was suspected of being a double or even triple agent by British Foreign Office officials.

[Daily Mail]

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7843659/Ghislaine-Maxwell-reportedly-foreign-spy-hiding-Israel.html

Western world, wake up to the Jew/Zionist/Israel conspiracy. It’s everywhere, penetrating all “Western” societies (Russia too)…

The latest about Boris-idiot and his dystopia-salesman

I have blogged previously about Dominic Cummings, eg here:

https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2019/08/10/les-eminences-grises-of-dystopia/

Well, now it appears that he wants to shake up the UK and its civil service in a way not seen since the 1980s, or arguably since the 1860s…

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/jan/02/cummings-likely-to-have-big-influence-over-whitehall-reforms

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/civil-service-dominic-cummings-boris-johnson-seismic-changes-a4324346.html

The shake-up of the Civil Service seems to be in the hands of Dominic Cummings but is being written about by a “Conservative” insider with a new name —new to me at least— called Rachel Wolf. Presumably Jewish.

[addendum and further to the above: http://www.publicfirst.co.uk/our-people/rachel-wolf]

[Further addendum: The author noted above is a partner at a firm of lobbyists called Public First. Another partner there is one Gabriel Milland, who was previously “Head of Media” at the Britain Israel Communications and Research Centre [BICOM], effectively an arm of Israel though funded, at least notionally, privately. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Britain_Israel_Communications_and_Research_Centre

and

https://www.prweek.com/article/980043/daily-express-gabriel-milland-joins-britain-israel-communications—research-centre

It will be recalled that, prior to her becoming a Labour Party MP, Ruth Smeeth, who lost her seat at the 2019 General Election, was exposed as having been a “confidential contact” of officials at the US Embassy in London, as well as having been deeply enmeshed in the activities of the Israeli Embassy. Ruth Smeeth was also, before that (2005-?2009), Director of Public Affairs and Campaigns at BICOM: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Smeeth#Early_life

It appears that, of the four partners at Public First, one, Natascha Engel, is a former Labour MP, acquainted with Maurice Glasman, now Lord Glasman (whose brother is a very active member of the malicious Jewish-Zionist “charity” known as the “Campaign Against Antisemitism” or “CAA”. If the connection is not fraternal, perhaps a reader can tell me).

https://www.totalpolitics.com/articles/interview/engel-%E2%80%98-last-two-years-have-been-hell-earth%E2%80%99

The UK has been shaken to the core already, though it may look much the same on the surface. The Thatcher years, then later the Blair-Brown regime, followed by the evil policies of 2010-2019. Now this.

We could be looking at the collapse of society before very long. What will then be society’s judgment upon those who precipitated such collapse?

Migration-invasion

Always amusing, though predictable, to read the tweets of those determined to believe that the influx of the backward peoples into Europe, including the UK, is somehow “beneficial”, something to be (in the usual bastard language) “celebrated”. Here we see tweeters “Femi”/”@Femi_Sorry” (the African talking head the System now has on Sky News The Pledge) and “ArnieSpanner”/”@unexpectedgoalz”, both struggling with the facts ( click to read the thread)…

The degeneracy of those who support migration-invasion

Here we see Zoe Gardner aka “@ZoeJardiniere”, who was so upset to read my tweets about mass immigration that she blocked my account after she had indulged in some truly pathetic bleating. That was a few years ago. She’s still at it, though (I suppose that she cannot get a better job):

Well of course it would be terrible if women in the UK, France, Germany, Netherlands etc actually had “nice white kids” instead of agitating for the invasion of their countries by backward migrant-invaders…Oh, no, wait…

Carlos Ghosn

I know little of the rights and wrongs of the Carlos Ghosn case, but his escape from Japan was brilliant, bearing in mind the resources the Japanese brought to bear on him.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/dec/31/carlos-ghosn-escaped-japan-hiding-in-a-musical-instrument-case

“Against stupidity, the Gods themselves struggle in vain” [Schiller]

“Conservative” government, 2020, Britain 2020…

The Urgent Necessity for Basic Income (or its equivalent)

Preamble

I have blogged previously about the need for Basic Income (see Notes, below).

One important point is that the nexus connecting work and pay is loosening in the more developed countries. Already, computers, automation and modern business streamlining have led to the situation whereby, apart from actual unemployment, there is huge underemployment. In the UK, we see, in big picture terms, that the poorer half of the workforce is still being paid less in real terms (the latest statistics suggest about 7% less) than was paid in 2007 for equivalent work.

Now, there is a headlong rush into greater automation and, crucially, to Artificial Intelligence [AI].

Working Tax Credits as Government Subsidy to Poor-Paying Employers

Even before the financial upheaval of 2007-2008, it is clear that the “market”, as “hidden hand” mechanism, delivering adequate pay for required work, was not working properly or as old-thinking economic theory suggested that it should. Employers were unwilling or in some cases unable to offer pay high enough for employees to subsist on, let alone live decently on.

The answer of the Blair-Brown governments was to offer employees “working tax credits”, i.e. a form of “welfare”/”social security” for those in employment, the purpose of which was (and at time of writing still is) to top-up inadequate pay to a determined level. A more limited measure, Family Credit, claimable only by families, was in operation from 1986-1999.

The most obvious drawback of Working Tax Credit [WTC], i.e. that it in effect subsidizes poor and poor-paying employers out of general taxation, was either not foreseen by self-styled financial genius Gordon Brown, or was ignored by him and/or Tony Blair. Adding insult to injury was and is the fact that some of the worst-paying employing companies are also those most adept at avoiding tax liability: transnational enterprises such as Amazon in particular.

In other words, an employee is forced (by circumstances) to work for pay which is not enough for that employee to live on, even at a very basic level. That pay is then topped-up to a minimum subsistence level by Working Tax Credit, which is paid for not directly by the exploitative employer but by government, and so by general taxation. Low-paid employees pay little or no income tax now, but still pay so-called National Insurance, which is today just another or extra income tax in all but name. Put simply, the low-paid worker is paying out for his or her own Working Tax Credit, at least to some extent.

The poor-paying employer has no incentive to pay decently, because the government will stump up enough to keep the employee in place.

Real-terms pay now, for very many people, is inferior to what was paid in the 1980s and 1970s. Conditions of employment are also worse in reality (though that aspect is not part of this blog post).

At present, 5 million people in the UK receive WTC, while another 2 million are entitled to receive it but, for whatever reason, do not apply for it.

Other Government Top-Ups to Pay

In addition to basic Working Tax Credit, people in low-paying jobs and who have children can get extra money via WTC , as can disabled workers.

Persons who are disabled or unwell (including employed persons) can receive Disability Living Allowance, which is not means-tested.

Persons who have children are also entitled to Child Benefit, regardless of capital or income (up to £50,000-£60,000, tapering).

Persons of the age(s) specified can receive State Pension regardless of whether they work or not; moreover, whether or not they have ever worked.

Limited Elements of Basic Income Already Embedded in the Existing System

  • State Pension, paid whatever the individual’s capital or income, and whether or not the individual is working (employed or self-employed) or not and (if you include Pension Guarantee Credit), payable regardless of how much the pensioner has paid in via National Insurance;
  • Child Benefit, paid regardless of income (under £50,000 p.a.);
  • Disability Living Allowance (and its successor, “Personal Independence Payment” or PIP), paid regardless of capital or income to qualifying persons (and this is not the place in which to examine why politicians and Department of Work and Pensions [DWP] civil servants often choose vulgar names for State benefits and programmes: cf. “Jobseeker’s Allowance” etc).

Advantages of Basic Income

  • Simplicity. A Basic Income would mean that most of the existing DWP structure could be dispensed with: the vast edifice of “Jobcentres” (office buildings), filled with DWP staff engaged in adminstration, and the snooping upon, monitoring, “assessing” of claimants etc. The absurdity of it is that many claimants are only getting about £75 a week anyway. The present Kafka-esque set-up really should be and can be junked. Probably 90% of the present 85,000 DWP employees can be made redundant. The financial savings from that, decommissioning of buildings, running costs etc would be in the tens of billions annually; the untold billions paid by the State to useless and dishonest private contractors, such as ATOS and Capita, would also be saved;
  • Security of Citizens. It has been shown in overseas pilot studies (eg recently in Finland) that having a Basic Income, even if small, gives people a sense of security only available until now to those with an inherited private income. Yes, some people will decide to loaf all day, maybe even drink all day, but others will do paid work, start small businesses, improve their cultural level, volunteer locally or far away etc. The idle and/or useless are like that under the present system anyway and are costing the State money even now, both directly and indirectly (eg via the costs of policing, NHS, prisons etc);

Doubts Often Expressed about Basic Income

  • “People will not want to work if they get money for nothing”: well, most wealthy inheritors of capital, most of those living off trust incomes etc do seem to want to work in some way, or to set up businesses, or at least to write, paint, or other similar activity. Don’t disparage writing or other artistic activity. After all, Harry Potter, which snowballed into a huge industry employing, altogether, many thousands and even tens of thousands, came out of the mind of one lady, a single mother on State benefits; J.K. Rowling herself has said that, under the punitive present benefits regime, she would have been messed around so much that it would have been impossible for her to sit in cafes with her baby writing Harry Potter. True, some people will simply loaf. They do that under the present system. Don’t think that there are no costs to the State and society now (even if actual benefits are cut off): police costs, court and legal costs, NHS costs, too;
  • “The cost to the taxpayer”: the cost of Basic Income would be little more than the present “welfare” (social security) system, once you take into account the huge savings on DWP and HMRC bureaucracy, savings by not using useless/dishonest outsourcing organizations, the economic benefit of people spending more, stimulating the economy, setting up new small businesses;
  • “People getting Basic Income money that they do not even need”: firstly, what people “need” is, beyond the basic level, something subjective. Apart from that, there is no problem with clawing back monies paid to those above a certain income. All that need happen is that a maximum level of income (all income) for recipients be set. All persons above that income level to be taxed or super-taxed to the same level as Basic Income received. The level might be a total (including Basic Income) of £30,000, assuming Basic Income of perhaps £15,000 per year. In that case, the person would be taxed the £15,000, leaving £15,000. Yes, there would be apparent unfairness at lower income levels, whereby it might be questioned why work, when you could simply receive the (in the example given) £15,000 and not work. However, even then the recipient does gain, via extra security in case of job loss or illness; alternatively, the threshold could be set higher, say at £50,000 p.a.

Variations on the Basic Income Theme

Instead of money alone, Basic Income could include benefits paid to certain persons, such as free housing for persons receiving less than a certain income. The danger here is in the complexity and cost, as under the existing system, as well as monies wasted going to landlords charging excessive rents. It may be that the way forward is to add to the existing (in the UK) more or less “free” (at point of use) health service, free education at primary and secondary level etc. Examples:

  • free public transport, whether local or regional;
  • free car insurance;
  • free domestic utilities;
  • free NHS or similar;
  • free education.

Basic Income as Necessity

It is clear that, in the UK, relatively few people at present are purely living off what they can earn by work or by investments and/or trust income. 7 million are eligible for Working Tax Credits, millions more are children, retired people, disabled and not working, unemployed etc. For many, working for pay does not cover the basic necessities of life, let alone provide a decent human existence. The State already recognizes these facts.

The explosion in artificial intelligence and robotics will turn the screw. For example, there are at present 356,300 taxi drivers and private hire drivers in the UK. The technology already exists to replace them. It is unlikely that more than a small percentage will still be doing such work in, say, 2030. That’s just one group affected. Groups as diverse as farmers, lawyers, surgeons, pilots, security guards will all be made, as groups, largely redundant.

Basic Income is not just the right thing, but the necessary thing.

Notes

https://www.mirror.co.uk/money/what-happened-finland-scrapped-benefits-13950300

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

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Child_benefit#United_Kingdom

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

https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2018/07/27/what-do-people-need/

https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2018/10/27/the-revolution-of-the-robots-and-ai-means-that-basic-income-is-inevitable/

https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2017/12/03/the-general-shape-of-a-future-society/

https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2017/11/16/basic-income-and-the-welfare-state-some-ideas-and-reminiscences/

https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2017/03/29/aspects-of-the-new-society/

https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2017/09/16/priorities-in-state-funding/

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/taxi-and-private-hire-vehicles-statistics-england-2017

https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/universal-credit-basic-income-california-2563380

https://basicincome.org/news/2016/09/netherlands-debate-about-unconditional-basic-income-in-parliament/

Update, 11 March 2019

People generally are now waking up to both the desirability and the practical possibility of Basic Income:

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/mar/11/scrap-tax-free-personal-allowance-and-pay-everyone-48-a-week

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6886461/Unemployed-people-happier-income-scheme-no-likely-job-experiment-reveals.html

Update, 8 September 2019

The necessity for Basic Income is spreading, but not yet to enough people. Many still think that it is “expensive” (probably the same people who believe that the answer to a recession is to “cut spending”…). There is, however, dissent…

Update, 4 November 2019

The Veneer of Social Order

Living in a country such as the UK, basic social order has been taken for granted for centuries. Even during the economic and political upheavals of the 1920s and 1930s, or during the Second World War, disorder was only briefly and occasionally present. The 1950s and 1960s brought the odd street battle (not always political), but real life continued. The same was true of the 1970s and 1980s, where the occasional skirmish between political opponents or industrial disputants and/or the police was something that people for the most part watched on television, in between a variety show and Match of The Day. The relatively few riotous disorders in a few black neighbourhoods in London and elsewhere did not directly affect many citizens.

In those past decades, there were certainties: pretty much everywhere had a police station (even a village would have a “police house” with one or two constables). Every village had a sub-post office, every town had at least one main post office. Emergency calls for ambulances were quickly answered and took people to Accident and Emergency departments and hospitals which were usually efficient, with quiet wards and plenty of staff. Courts were places of seriousness and, in larger towns, some grandeur. Social security offices were there to help the poor, unemployed, disabled and destitute.

Now look. The UK’s social fabric has worn very very thin. Police are concentrated in large police stations and headquarters and are rarely seen on the streets. I myself happened to need to report something recently (in a small town in Southern England) and went to the large police station only to find that it shut daily at 1800 hrs and was staffed (as far as could be seen) by one woman aged (it appeared) in her sixties, certainly late fifties, in a uniform bearing the rank “Station Support Officer”, i.e. not even a policewoman. Admittedly, another and very pleasant woman, with a charming yet efficient telephone manner, called later to take details, but she was based in some other part of the county.

Many will recall the petrol disputes and consequent shortages which happened a few times in the Tony Blair years. I myself saw, in 2000, scenes verging on the anarchic, simply because the petrol stations were running out of fuel.

Again, take the health service, with its crowding, its noisy hospitals, its bureaucracy, its ever-lengthening response times and waiting lists. Or look at the courts (those not closed down, of which there have been literally hundreds in England and Wales). Instead of imposing and beautiful buildings imparting a sense of “the majesty of the law”, we find that many courts are housed in ugly utilitarian edifices. In addition, many citizens are now priced out of justice by high fees.

Then we have the governmental functions that interface with members of the public on a vast scale: the almost inhuman DWP created or coarsened by Iain Dunce Duncan Smith, the Jew “Lord” Freud etc., the HMRC and its (even more shambolic) administration. To call these organizations “not fit for purpose” is to be kind.

We have examined the now-skeletal police service; the same is true of the armed services, such as the British Army. What would happen if there were a truly big challenge to public and social order? Could the State cope? I think not.

For the above reasons and several others, I favour the creation of a mini-ethnostate in one or more parts of the UK, possibly starting in the South West of England. I have written about the idea in several of my blog posts on this site as well as on my own website:

http://ianrmillard.com/social-national-communities

If the social order breaks down in the UK, the “safe zone” that I propose will be a redoubt, an area where public and social order can be maintained, together with culture, civilization, a decent life. From this defended region can come the call to the rest of the UK to re-establish society and State.