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Diary Blog, 26 January 2023

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On this day a year ago

From the newspapers

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11676661/Pensioner-87-died-hypothermia-telling-doctor-afford-heat-home.html

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-11677653/Artificial-intelligence-kill-human-race-make-mankind-extinct-MPs-warned.html

This may come about not by humanity losing a “war” with robots etc but by humanity simply becoming gradually more enmeshed by (and in) technology which is just too convenient, and which then becomes irremovable.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11676945/Terrorist-stabs-church-official-death-wounds-southern-Spain.html

“Diversity”…

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/breaking-ex-health-secretary-matt-29050672.

A 61-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting Matt Hancock on the London Tube.

The alleged attack on the former Health Secretary happened yesterday morning at Westminster Underground station, close to the Houses of Parliament.” [Daily Mirror]

What puzzles me slightly is why Hancock would travel by Underground anyway. He has a salary of £85,000+, generous Parliamentary expenses, and outside earnings (including £400,000 in 2022 for his trash TV appearances) etc. Maybe he is just a moneygrubbing skinflint.

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Put a beggar on a horse and he rides it to death” [German proverb].

Looks as though my blog comments about half-Jew Raab, from several years ago, and over several years, have held up pretty well, if I say so myself.

Sending hundreds of tanks to Ukraine (from all over Europe and the USA) is a massive escalation. In reality, even one nuclear missile on London = the UK finished for a hundred years or more. Even one nuclear missile on each of New York, LA, San Francisco, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Houston, Miami, Chicago, Boston = USA finished for decades, maybe a hundred years or more.

Yes, Russia’s major cities and military centres too, but does that help us? No.

This is not the way to go. The escalation has to stop, and then be reversed.

The present UK Defence Secretary is what was once termed “a passed-over major“, a former officer who, when serving, was unlikely ever to reach senior command. Not someone who can be relied on now.

As a matter of fact, Wallace was a mere captain, not even a major, by the end of his service. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Wallace_(politician)#Early_life.

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Yvette Cooper and her husband, Ed Balls, have several houses, partly bought by the money they ripped off during the expenses-scandal years. Not one houses any so-called “refugees”. Buy-to-let parasites.

Yvette Cooper should be kicked into the political gutter where she belongs. Incidentally, she is yet another Labour Friends of Israel puppet.

Amazing how many deluded or misled people actually think that “Jack Monroe” is busying around, collating useful or relevant data about the cost of food; in fact, she just collates enough to sound superficially credible to those who know no better.

More from the newspapers

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11679529/Rebecca-Press-jailed-20-years-killing-mothers-neighbour.html.

She had 16 previous offences including an assault on an emergency worker, fraud and breaches of public order.

Recorder of Cardiff Judge Tracey Lloyd-Clarke jailed Press for life with a minimum of 20 years due to the aggravating features of the murder.”

[Daily Mail].

A significant part of the UK population is just useless, and in fact dangerous, made worse by booze or drugs. They may as well be culled.

Not for the first time, though, I find myself musing on what on Earth the police would do were so many of those committing crimes not totally stupid.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11679061/Drone-images-capture-100m-Brexit-border-control-site-built-Kent.html.

To call “our” Government “useless” would be far too kind.

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Julia Hartley-Brewer— an ignorant know-nothing.

Simon Clarke’s political career, as MP, started in 2017, and will end either this year or next year, so 6-7 years.[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_Clarke_(politician)].

No-one I know wants a “Labour” (fake) government, but no-one I know wants the present fake “Conservative” omnishambles either, and it will be good to see the anguish on their faces as many lose their seats, salaries, inflated expenses, jobs for wives, husbands, girlfriends, mistresses etc.

In fact, one of the best sights of 2019 was to see how upset were Jew-Zionist-lobby puppets such as Anna Turley, Mary Creagh, Ruth Smeeth etc, as they got turfed out of the House of Commons.

If only [redacted]…

That Tom Harwood person is just another pseudo-national traitor to the people of Britain and the peoples of Europe.

That was what happened in the Royal Navy and the U.S. Navy.

I recall that, when I first lived in the USA, in 1989 or 1990, the first US Navy ship to go mixed-sex was deployed to the Gulf. An aircraft-carrier, I think. The sailors did not object to nearly 100 women sailors joining the crew, but their wives certainly did! With some reason: when the deployment finished, it turned out that about 90 of the —less than 100— women on board had been made pregnant…

As for the Royal Navy, it matters little now, because the Royal Navy scarcely exists as an effective force. Apart from the paucity of ships, there is the question of the quality of many of the officers and men.

I happened to see about 15 mins of a documentary about a British warship. About a third of the complement seemed to be women. The junior officers (men and women) seemed to be incredibly dim, and rather wet (in a non-oceanic way). Drunk, too.

As for the crew, their shore leave in Italy ended with many drunk and near-incapable. Admittedly, rather an old naval tradition, but it was unpleasant to see, especially, the female members of the crew so drunk that they were unable to walk, falling into the gutter in their short skirts, just as they presumably did in the “left behind” UK towns from where many of them must have originated.

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Diary Blog, 18 January 2023

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On this day a year ago

From the newspapers

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11644305/Shopkeeper-stole-6-000-isolated-elderly-customer-jailed-nearly-two-years.html#comments.

“Diversity” (blah, blah)…

As some comments say, the defendant will in fact be out in 10 months, and quite likely earlier. The sentence is not really the “nearly two years” of the Daily Mail‘s “reporting”.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11646993/Recruit-numbers-Armed-Forces-fall-30-amid-warning-supporting-Ukraine-makes-weaker.html

Recruit numbers in the UK’s armed forces fall by 30% amid warning that supporting Ukraine in Russia war makes us weaker.

The figures, which indicate Britain’s Armed forces are shrinking at a rate, have emerged after the head of the Army, General Sir Patrick Sanders, warned the country was ‘weaker’ after donating so much equipment to Ukraine.

[Daily Mail].

That is before you factor-in the extra effect of having political nincompoops at the head of affairs, people such as Ben Wallace and, before him, Gavin Williamson: see https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/05/02/deadhead-mps-an-occasional-series-the-gavin-williamson-story/

While he welcomed the equipment being put to good use to end Russia’s illegal occupation of Ukraine, General Sir Patrick said it could not be denied that the UK’s combat effectiveness would be compromised. 

The MOD is coming under increasing pressure to reconsider this commitment due to the conflict in Ukraine and the heightened security threat to the UK posed by Russia, Iran and China.”

[Daily Mail].

Take away Zelensky’s ricebowl.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2023/jan/17/uk-foreign-secretary-defends-weapons-supply-to-ukraine

The UK foreign secretary has justified the supply of Challenger tanks to Ukraine, saying it was designed to bring the war to a quick conclusion and there was a moral imperative to end the war soon due to the casualties and cost.

This war has been dragging on for a long time already. And now is the time to bring it to a conclusion,” James Cleverly told a Washington thinktank…”

[The Guardian]

Talk of “political nincompoops“… Does James Cleverly really believe that any war against Russia can be brought “to a conclusion“, let alone “a quick conclusion“, with Russia, in effect, losing?

I suppose that that sort of view, based on total ignorance, is what you get when your Foreign Secretary is a half-caste with a “degree” in “Hospitality Management”…

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11644009/Furious-tenant-58-smashed-Volkswagen-left-parking-space.html

A furious tenant smashed up a car he found left in his parking space, despite not using the bay himself for 12 years

Gavin Glover, 58, has neither a car nor a driving licence, but descended into a fit of ‘parking lot rage’ when the Volkswagen Polo was parked in a space allocated to him as part of his lease on a flat.

[Daily Mail]

There are so many idiots of that sort around, and so many people, also, who “presume too much”.

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2023/jan/17/spare-by-prince-harry-review-magical-thinking-in-montecito-tina-brown

“The Harry Formerly Known as Prince”…

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Emily Maitlis sometimes displays very poor judgment.

See also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emily_Maitlis#Allegations_of_%22lack_of_impartiality%22].

A horrible and corrupt little bastard, completely in the pocket of the Israel lobby and Jewish property speculators. As with Starmer, Jenrick is married to a Jewish lawyer, and his children are being brought up as Jewish.

See also: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/jun/24/robert-jenrick-planning-row-the-key-questions-answered.

Ed Balls is now irrelevant, politically, but people should remember that would-be dictator Yvette Cooper, now in the Shadow Cabinet, was one of the worst expenses cheats and freeloaders in the Westminster monkeyhouse. All that and an Israel-lobby puppet as well…

Fake refugees, in fact.

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…and, once again, we see that a “Jack Monroe” fan is, again, a lady of a certain age, not (it seems) either “poor” or “struggling”, and (again) willing to tweet loudly without knowing basic facts.

Tweeter “@gillianography”, another typical “Jack Monroe” fan: not “poor“, not “struggling” (and almost certainly a reader of the Guardian), as well as, in her case, (and as she herself says) “neurodivergent nerd“, “brand strategist“, “copywriter“, and supporter of LGBTQXYZ etc.

As blogged previously, not only the “poor” and “struggling” but also the standard “working classes” of yore seem to be entirely absent from the ranks of the “Jack Monroe” supporters, as they sit reading their copies of the Guardian in, as it might be, the Waitrose cafe.

What is the point of…”Jack Monroe”?

There used to be a BBC Radio 4 series called something like What is the Point of…? Ah, here it is…seems to be still running: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01lt45k. Various things, from universities to Formula 1, were, perhaps still are, examined with a view to their utility.

I ask, “What is the point of Jack Monroe?” Not as an individual, but as a minor socio-political phenomenon.

The only “point” I can see for “Jack Monroe”, in that sense, is that nearly a decade ago, she raised the fact that many many people were facing hardship unprecedented since, arguende, the 1940s. So far so good. I was still quite favourable to her, or at least neutral, months or years ago: see https://ianrobertmillard.org/2022/09/30/diary-blog-30-september-2022-including-an-assessment-of-jack-monroe-aka-the-bootstrap-cook/.

In the well-known saying, “when the facts change, so do my opinions” [not the exact words of J.M. Keynes].

Leaving aside the “alleged” fraud and/or “grifting”, what is or has “Jack Monroe” really done to either reduce “poverty” (however defined), or to make it more bearable for “the poor” (however defined)? In my view, not much, if anything.

In my opinion, anyone can say “buy the cheapest food lines from [any supermarket]”, or (such as) “make tuna salad using canned tuna in oil, rather than buying olive oil separately” (I made that tip up myself…maybe I could be “Bootstrap Cook (2)”!).

As for the food produced by “Jack Monroe”, the less said the better, from what I have seen, though some might be acceptable. Many have said, though, that her costings are largely fictional. Again, leaving that aside, does that really help the “poor and struggling”?

Critics (including me) have made the point that to say, “I can feed a family of four for a week on £20” effectively says, by implied —if unintended— subtext, “State benefits are more than adequate“. It may be that four people could live, albeit on the most basic level, on only £20 a week, but food is of course only one expense of that hypothetical family. Heat, communications, water and electricity bills, clothing, transport. Etc.

Looking at how “Jack Monroe” has simply ignored inconvenient facts (such as her £20 shop not including items already purchased and stored), the truth is that she is just not very good at working out anything. Her various food recipes and plans are worthless, really.

As for the (non-existent) “Vimes Boots Index” of inflation, she not only has not produced it but, actually, is not capable of producing it (not with any accuracy, though she may eventually cobble something together in order to fool her hardcore Twitter fans).

Is advice such as “rinse sauce off cheap tinned pasta, replace sauce with something else, then serve” really useful? To anyone? The same goes for “take a tin of sardines, mix it up with rice, or pasta, and curry powder; heat and serve” (my abbreviated versions).

In a Britain where instant fake “celebrity” can make completely ridiculous people famous and wealthy, the “brand” of “Jack Monroe” (as supposed “single mother on State benefits, saving herself and others by clever budgeting and cooking“) gained some resonance around 2012-2013, but now that people know that she has not been “poor” for many years (and possibly never was), the “brand” is surely worthless?

I really cannot now see much point to “Jack Monroe” (the “brand”, that is), and I think that it is telling that, apart from a few idiotic journalists and (possibly) Nigella Lawson, most of the continuing fans of “Jack Monroe” seem to be people with mental problems.

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NWO/ZOG controls both USA and the EU. The provocative military aid to the Zelensky regime surely proves that.

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Diary Blog, 3 November 2022

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On this day a year ago

UK approaching strategic economic decline

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/nov/02/the-uk-economy-is-about-to-be-thrown-into-a-black-hole-by-its-own-government.

Interesting analysis.

It fits the definition of madness to propose more austerity. But that, along with higher interest rates, is what’s coming.

Here’s the current state of the nation. The economy is going backwards. National output is lower than it was at the start of the pandemic. Property prices have started to fall. Households have started to increase the amount they save in anticipation of hard times ahead. Living standards are falling because wages are not keeping up with prices. Despite the government’s price cap, average energy bills are double what they were a year ago. Officials are “war-gaming” the possibility of week-long energy blackouts this winter. NHS England has more than 7 million people on its waiting lists. Food bank usage is soaring.

And what’s the response to this? Well, the Bank of England’s monetary policy committee is about to raise interest rates for an eighth meeting in a row, because it is worried that high inflation will set off a wage-price spiral. The City expects a 0.75 percentage-point increase to 3%, and a signal from Threadneedle Street of more to come. The Bank knows what it is doing will cause pain, but says that’s better than even more pain later.

If there was really such a thing as a fiscal black hole, it might be a good idea to fill it, but the idea that Britain is about to sucked into a vortex because it is running a budget deficit is a fairytale.

David Blanchflower, a member of the MPC during the global financial crisis, says the UK looks set to repeat the policy mistakes made back then – and his warning is timely. In September 2008, a month before Royal Bank of Scotland came within hours of running out of cash, the Bank was considering raising interest rates because it feared inflation would become embedded. The real threat, as Blanchflower pointed out at the time, was of a monster recession. Within months, official borrowing costs had been cut from 5% to a then record low of 0.5%.

The Treasury is living proof of the notion that insanity is doing the same thing over again and expecting a different result. In 2010, just as the economy was starting to recover from the crash, George Osborne decided that the time was right to start hacking away at the budget deficit. Just as today, tax increases and spending cuts were deemed vital to keep the financial markets sweet.

An early critique of Osbornomics came from Ed Balls in August 2010, when he was pitching to become leader of the Labour party. Yes, Balls said, there needed to be a credible plan to reduce the budget deficit and the national debt, but only when the economy had fully recovered. By doing too much too soon, the coalition government was “undermining the very goals of market stability and deficit reduction which their policies are designed to achieve.”

Balls was making a straightforward Keynesian argument. JM Keynes did not believe in permanent budget deficits, and thought in good times that the state’s income should exceed its spending. But he was adamant that it was self-defeating to tighten policy during a downturn, as happened during the Great Depression. Doing so would make matters worse in every respect: slower growth, higher unemployment and a bigger deficit.

The same applies now, only more so. Things are worse than in 2010 because then, the Bank of England kept borrowing costs at rock-bottom levels while the Treasury imposed its austerity programme. Currently, both the Bank and the Treasury are tightening policy at the same time: a policy stance guaranteed to make the recession deeper and longer.

It is not just that unemployment and poverty will rise. Cuts to capital spending will mean more productivity-sapping delays on the country’s creaking infrastructure. The ill health that explains some of the absence of the over-50s from the labour force calls for more spending on the NHS. There is a case for lower taxes to stimulate investment, targeted at small and medium-sized businesses.

But even though it should be obvious that more austerity will make structural economic problems worse, the UK is firmly in the grip of a technocratic, economic orthodoxy that insists budgets must be balanced, inflation tamed and markets kept sweet. The consensus among the commentariat is that there is no real alternative to what the Bank and the Treasury are doing. Credibility is the priority.

This argument has been deployed before. It was used in 1925, when the consensus agreed there was no alternative to putting the pound back on the gold standard. It was used in 1990, when the consensus was that there was no alternative to joining the exchange rate mechanism. Eventually, the “no gain without pain” approach was seen to lack credibility, and abandoned. But only after immense damage was done.

[The Guardian]

I thought it worthwhile to copy/paste quite a lot of that Guardian analysis partly because the simplistic Mrs. Thatcher-style “housewife’s shopping basket” kind of economic discussion is all too widespread, both in the mass media and amid the public— State funds (and overall money in the country) thought of as gold coins in a large chest kept at the Treasury (no doubt monitored by “the King in his counting-house“, in the words of the nursery rhyme).

I have little time for Ed Balls as a politician (and still less for his ghastly wife, Yvette Cooper) but, as a trained economist, he was right a decade or so ago. The part-Jew George Osborne mortally wounded the UK’s economy via the 2010-2015 (really 2010-2020) “austerity” nonsense. The economy is still declining.

It is more than slightly interesting to see msm political commentators noting that, behind the removal of Liz Truss and woolly-head Kwarteng, and behind the Rishi Sunak government, George Osborne has been both active and influential.

Still, politically, and from the standpoint of social-nationalism, the conditions likely to be engendered by these crazy policies may promote an upsurge which might turn into a real national revolution. It’s getting to the point where the UK desperately needs one.

The writer of the Guardian analysis above is one Larry Elliott [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Elliott], who also wrote, recently, this: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/oct/30/twitter-deal-may-signal-turning-point-when-the-everything-bubble-bursts. Also worth reading.

Migration-invasion

I saw another piece in the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/nov/02/home-office-leaves-asylum-seekers-from-manston-stranded-in-central-london.

What struck me was that the 11 “stranded asylum-seekers” (migrant-invaders and/or illegal economic migrants) were not only released from actual Home Office/Border Force custody and taken to London, where “volunteers” from some charity spent £450 on clothing for them, but were then picked up by taxi at Home Office expense, driven all the way to Norwich (!) and checked into some hotel! Again, of course, at Home Office (Government/taxpayers’) expense.

I wonder what would happen were I to be (as I very nearly have been a few times in my life) homeless and penniless on the streets of London tomorrow. Would I be fitted-out at once by a charity? Would I then be driven across country in a taxi, before being placed in a Norwich hotel, at State expense? The very idea is ludicrous.

The migration invasion must be stopped and the invaders repatriated, expelled, got rid of…whatever. As to “our” government and the whole present system, it works against our interests and future… and should be toppled.

More on the migration-invasion

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11383645/Lifeboat-crew-training-course-gets-shown-door-bosses-make-way-asylum-seekers.html.

Heroes kicked OUT so migrants can be let IN: Lifeboat crew on training course are thrown out of three-star hotel to make way for asylum seekers… as ‘thousands of migrants are put up in FIVE-STAR hotels, with one in four resorts block-booked for MONTHS’

[Daily Mail]

Britain needs a real social-national government, and a real —British version of the— SS.

[SS-Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler at the Berghof]

— England in 1971: not a black or brown face seen in that TV series, which I recall watching at the time. Not one Albanian. Not one Arab. Not one Jew, even. Britain in 1971 may have had problems but, all the same, and in that sense, and some others, bliss… (I remember 1971 well, having been 14-15 then).

Incidentally:

Also: the High Court judge mentioned in that Daily Mail report, Mr. Justice Linden, was a barrister at Matrix Chambers, the set-up he himself founded, together with others including Cherie Blair, Jessica Simor etc: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matrix_Chambers; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Linden.

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Sunak’s effigy can be immolated next year…

Of course, the problem is that (perhaps orchestrated on some level behind the scenes), the present “Conservative” chaos may lead in turn to a Labour Party “elected dictatorship” with new dictatorial legislation preventing discussion of anything racial or ethno-cultural, or of Jewish behavioural traits. There may even be “holocaust” “denial” laws, bearing in mind that Keir Starmer is married to a Jewish woman, that their children are being brought up as if fully-Jewish, and that Starmer is a fervent member of Labour Friends of Israel, as are all members of the present Shadow Cabinet.

If that happens, there may be only one way to fight the encroaching tyranny.

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Not “banned“, exactly…

Byeee…

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

Maybe change that tweet of Neil’s to “time to punish corrupt System MPs and newspaper scribblers“?

As blogged previously, if I were to return to Twitter (having been expelled at the instigation of a pack of Jews in 2018), I would only do so in order to promote the blog, but in that event might pay the ~£6 a month and get the blue tick just to annoy that same Jew-Zionist pack.

Lunatics, who applaud the invaders who, with millions of others and the offspring of the same, will turn this country into a black/brown hellhole unless stopped.

Without accommodation or assistance“? What kind of post-Kafka nightmare is this, where illegal migrant-invaders demand —and usually get, as these did in the end— taxis, hotels, food, and pocket-money, but the British poor are left to struggle for shelter, or for food in unheated homes?

What nightmare is this?

When the British people work that out, watch out…

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Capital punishment

I have always been opposed to capital punishment, perhaps influenced by Dostoyevsky’s famous novel Crime and Punishment, in which the murderer, Raskolnikov, eventually admits his crime, and is sentenced to long years (I think 20 years) of imprisonment with hard labour in Siberia, ultimately emerging as a better man or, as Dostoyevsky either writes or implies, “redeemed“.

Maybe Dostoyevsky knew about such things, having been himself a prisoner, sentenced to death for plotting to kill the Tsar (he was eventually pardoned, though not before a mock execution had been carried out). I wonder though, whether even Dostoyevsky ever encountered the kind of evil depravity shown in a trial that finished today: see https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11386701/Mother-bodybuilder-partner-jailed-39-years-murder-15-year-old-son.html.

A thin small boy, tortured mercilessly by a bullying man and by his own mother.

Even 39 years minimum seems inadequate as punishment for such monstrous and seemingly inhuman (or subhuman) individuals, particularly when served in English prisons, some of which are unpleasant or even horrible but some not so bad; that last particularly applies to the women’s prison(s) where the depraved mother will be held. In brief, they will probably not suffer enough, especially the woman.

It is a big thing for me to say that perhaps, in some cases, the death penalty might be appropriate, after many many years of trying to argue for mercy —life— for persons convicted or murder (not in court— I was never much of a criminal practitioner, and was never on that level of criminal defence, though I nearly got one murder in the early 1990s).

I once argued, at dinner in Lincoln’s Inn, against capital punishment. Seated at table next to me, Lord Justice Parker took the opposite view. He seemed a rather unpleasant man, but he may have been at least partly right.

I wonder whether, in a rare case of the above sort, the death penalty might be appropriate. Not some semi-medicalized type such as the American lethal injection or gas, but something carried out in public, and with some element of movement in it— hanging, beheading by axe, or the guillotine.

Those awaiting such a fate would have to be given a little time to contemplate the awfulness of what would be about to happen to them; and, as said, the execution(s) should be in public.

Not nice thoughts. I think that I shall park such thoughts there and move on to something else. All the same, the murdered boy cries out for justice, and the murderers are not, as yet, punished according to the full measure of their deeds.

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The charitable sector has been trashed over the years by several factors: the government subsidies paid to many charities; the tendency for the top few staff to be paid inordinate amounts, in some cases several hundred thousand pounds per year; the infiltration into important positions by “woke” or “politically correct” activists.

Ha. Yes, except that “holocaust” should always be lower case and in quotation marks if used in reference to the Jews and WW2.

This is what she tweeted:

I have already noted the “shuffling-off” of that person [see blog, earlier today].

Presumably, Rose (like the Bank of England) wants to choke off demand in order to suppress inflation. The danger, of course, is that, after the harsh medicine, you control inflation, yes, have sound money, yes, a “sound pound” if you like, but also have a pretty dead economy, high unemployment, and continuing recession. You might even get the recession as well as high inflation (“stagflation”).

The Home Office is already well and truly “invaded” in the lower ranks, and under (((control))) in the higher echelons…

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Diary Blog, 23 October 2022

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On this day a year ago

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Correct. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_threefolding.

I should like to see both main System parties crushed but, in our binary and semi-rigged electoral set-up, that is impossible under most circumstances. That being so and bearing in mind that “if you chase two hares, you will not catch one” (Russian proverb), I should be only too happy to see the Conservative Party destroyed (first).

Worth seeing. There is only one way to deal with his sort.

Liz Truss assessment

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/oct/22/from-fighter-to-quitter-the-weird-rise-and-fall-of-liz-truss

Worth reading.

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https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/oct/22/cuts-closures-diy-dentistry-welcome-to-the-nhs-in-therese-coffeys-seat

Therese Coffey is a disgrace. It is both a scandal and a national humiliation that a creature of that sort could even be an MP, let alone Deputy Prime Minister (even though so far only for “5 minutes”).

See my updated blog post about Therese Coffey: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/09/16/deadhead-mps-an-occasional-series-the-therese-coffey-story/

[Therese Coffey, Deputy Prime Minister and Secretary of State for Health]

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Hodges is very tied-in to the Jewish/Zionist lobby, looking at, for example, his attitude to Labour when Corbyn was leader. A former Labour and/or social-democratic type who now scribbles for the Mail on Sunday. Of all newspapers…

Hodges’ political forecasts are often wrong.

Interesting to see how the System scribblers are all desperately pushing Rishi Sunak, the “great brain” who closed down the UK economy for two years, sprayed money around like a drunken sailor at the same time, yet is suddenly “a safe pair of hands“, apparently.

There is something more behind this, a whiff of secret cabals and international money.

Quite.

God forbid that Britain should have a British and/or indeed English prime minister. Look at not only the non-white presenter, but the attitude of the LBC organization.

System lies.

Of course Sunak is not really British; neither is “Boris”, with his part-Jew roots, including an ancestor who was a rabbi in Lithuania.

What does it matter that Sunak went to Winchester, or any other school? Hordes of foreign persons (whether born here or not) attend Eton etc.

As to that presenter:

Myska was born in Tanzania,[6] and has Indian and African heritage.[7] She graduated from the University of Birmingham with an LLB in Law and Politics.[1]

In September 2009, it was revealed that she was mugged the previous year by Daniel Mykoo and his brother Matthew, dubbed the London ‘strangler-robbers.[8][9]

[Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sangita_Myska].

Listen to the Indian woman (who quite obviously hates England and English people, in my opinion, listening to her tone of voice as she mentions them) pretend to be holding a “conversation” while shouting down the caller for, inter alia, using the word “globalist” (because her “Jewish friends” —as she herself puts it— do not like the word).

It shows what we, the real British people, are up against.

As a matter of fact, look at the replies to that tweet, as the inevitable Twit-mob attacks the caller. Idiots who want Britain to be non-white, or do not care whether it is or not, and probably have no idea of the consequences down the line.

Thank God that Twitter is very unrepresentative, especially now that the more interesting people (including me, if I be a little immodest) have mostly been expelled. A pack of Jews had me expelled from Twitter in 2018.

Later, the presenter posted this:

Just remind me again, how many members of Parliament in either India or Tanzania are white English/British. That’s right— NONE.

What are the chances of an English, or any white European, person becoming Prime Minister of India or Tanzania? That’s right— NO CHANCE.

Saw also this tweet (of much earlier date), by the producer of that LBC show:

From the horse’s mouth. Anyone not signed up to the “multikulti Britain” agenda can only express a view on LBC etc if they can “slip through the net“…

The “British” msm needs a thoroughgoing purge. It’s not just the BBC.

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“Conservative” misgovernment 2010-2022

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/oct/23/if-tory-party-brings-back-boris-johnson-fit-only-for-straitjacket

Nothing startling, but it seems that quite a few people need a reminder of where this shambles started.

Back in 2010 or 2011, certainly by 2012, the UK could borrow money at zero or near-zero interest rates. As some economists (including, to be fair, the then-MP, Ed Balls, someone I rarely commend) said at the time, that was the time to borrow massively for infrastructure purposes (rail, road, education, robotics etc) as well as for modest stimulation of the real economy.

Instead, the part-Jews David Cameron-Levita and George Osborne led a kind of witch-hunt, blaming (of all people) the disabled, unemployed and generally poor for the 2007-2008 banking debacle, and slashing UK government spending. Iain Dunce Duncan Smith was, arguably, the Witchfinder-General.

Libraries, courts, museums, community projects were all closed in huge numbers. The income (in real terms) of the bulk of the British people was slashed.

The result was a partial collapse of the UK economy and, at the end of it all, the Government had borrowed even more money than had “austerity” never happened.

The money was borrowed all right, but not spent on what it should have been.

That is what happens when you put the half-educated and half-baked in charge of things.

Liz Truss may have been the worst example, together with woolly-head Kwarteng, but her smoothed road to office was paved by the twelve years of idiots and self-publicizers that preceded her.

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Looks like Penny Mordaunt is as silly and delusional as Liz Truss. Last time I looked, she had fewer than 30 MPs declared for her candidature. She has no prospect of beating Sunak among MPs voting, though she might then snatch his victory away if the matter were to go to the rank-and-file membership, but to do that she has to get 100 backers, which seems very unlikely.

If she had agreed to withdraw, and if then “Boris” Johnson had managed somehow to get to the 100-level, no doubt she would have been appointed to Cabinet later, assuming a “Boris” victory among the Con Party grassroots. Now, Sunak will probably sail home against a divided anti-Sunak front. Still, he may chuck her a portfolio as a consolation prize (and to keep her “in the tent”).

More tweets seen

Ha ha! That tweet from one “@JonathanDavisUK” is plainly a pack of lies. Very obviously made up.

I rather like that “@nino_rolfe69” tweeter. Another one, that he posted a couple of weeks ago:

Interesting photo.

Riveting.

Conservative Party leadership

I was wondering, a few days ago, about what the plan might be to take the votes of the very many elderly Conservative Party members who are not online. Well, it turns out that, typically for the party that has catastrophically mismanaged this country for 12 years, there…is no plan.

See: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/20-000-face-exclusion-from-tory-leadership-vote-6nhzfk2l8

At least, the “plan” was for Con Party officials to telephone the 20,000 members without email this weekend, either to register their emails or to urge the people to supply email addresses.

I would guess that at least 10,000 are not online anyway. 10,000 votes could easily be the difference between the two candidates; 20,000 would certainly be. I further think that most of those without email addresses will be “Boris” Johnson supporters.

Anyway, let us say that the Conservative officials can reach the 20,000 (which I doubt). How many officials? 10? 2,000 telephone calls each! 100? That would still be 200 calls apiece.

This is rubbish. The Con Party cannot even run its own simple election properly.

I wonder whether, on the above premises, the losing candidate might raise a legal challenge after the result is announced?

Late tweets

I thought that the office of Prime Minister could go no lower after “Boris”-idiot and Liz Truss, but now it looks as though an Indian money-juggler is going to be in 10 Downing Street by tomorrow.

I agree with all that except the merging of the NHS with the police. That would not work. The rest would.

… and see how Sunak praises “Boris”-idiot for shutting the country down for 2 years, and the “vaccine” and similar nonsense etc, as well as getting involved in a war in Ukraine which actually has nothing at all to do with Britain and its people, quite apart from the wastage of billions of pounds needed here.

Sunak is probably going to slash public services spending, State benefits, State Pension etc. He is probably not going to call for, or request, a general election soon. That means that he will rule as a hated, effectively unelected, unmandated “regent”.

As soon as the voters are given a chance, they will bury Sunak and, with him, the Conservative Party.

We should know the way the wind is blowing when the City of Chester by-election occurs: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_of_Chester_(UK_Parliament_constituency)

In recent years, the Conservative Party has scored around 40% in the seat (about 38% in 2019), so if that goes down to 30% or 20%, we shall get an idea of the popularity of the Con Party.

Late music

Diary Blog, 7 September 2022, with thoughts about Russia, Ukraine, and NATO expansion since the 1990s, as well as the new Liz Truss Cabinet, and Ukrainian “refugees”

Morning music

[Berlin, Reichskanzlei (destroyed 1945)]

On this day a year ago

Tweets and thoughts about Russia, Ukraine, and NATO expansion since the 1990s

I remember Bill Bradley from when I lived in New Jersey in the early 1990s. One of those “best President (or Prime Minister) who never made it” figures, like (in the UK) Rab Butler, Enoch Powell etc. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Bradley.

On the main question here, the Russia-Ukraine situation, we see above a number of figures from, inter alia, the U.S. State Department, the CIA, the British Foreign Office, not to mention the American, Australian and other political establishments, all warning against NATO expansionism and against stoking Ukrainian political and military aggressiveness.

Few of those political and diplomatic figures can be, plausibly, written off as “Russian shills” and the like, as we see all too often written on Twitter and elsewhere, as the unthinking “I stand with Ukraine” mob bay for anything up to and even including nuclear war with Russia.

The disastrous policy of actively supporting the Jew-Zionist kleptocracy in Kiev headed (or figureheaded) by Zelensky is bad enough in itself (and is soon going to result in recession and/or stagflation in the UK and the EU) but, worse than that, may develop into a military situation between NATO and Russia which may then slip or slide into a nuclear conflict which would devastate the UK, much of Europe, the industrialized parts of Russia, and the cities of the USA.

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I may not like moneygrubbing expenses cheat and Bilderberger, Ed Balls, and the same goes (double) for his venal, hypocritical, “refugees welcome” (but not in her own several homes) wife, Yvette Cooper, but it has to be said that Balls is a trained economist, and did criticize at the time the ludicrously wrongheaded “austerity” nonsense put forward by the part-Jews David Cameron-Levita and George Osborne from 2010-2015, a policy which has run Britain threadbare.

Ukrainian “refugees”

I recently posted on the blog this Daily Mail account from a no doubt well-meaning Jewish woman in the UK who signed up for the Government scheme to host Ukrainian “refugees”: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11182855/Why-Im-glad-Ukrainian-refugee.html.

A salutary tale, and one which I have just reread, this time also reading many of the readers’ comments. Some had had similar experiences.

I was reminded, reading all that, of an experience of my own.

Over twenty years ago (how time flies in this world when one is no longer young), I was invited, with my wife, to the wedding of a friend, and former teacher at a language school where I had been a part-time student in the early 1980s.

I have mentioned Ig [Ignat] Avsey a couple of times in the past on this blog. https://www.theguardian.com/education/2013/dec/09/ignat-avsey-obituary

I had become very friendly in the late 1980s and early 1990s with Ig, a noted translator of Dostoyevsky; Ig was divorced (from decades before) and lived in a semi-detached house with a large garden, in North Finchley (London outskirts).

Ig worked at a language school near Warren Street, in Central London, an institute where most of the Russian-language faculty were exiles of one sort or another. He himself had been born in Latvia between the world wars; when he was 14, his family fled to Germany, at the end of WW2, and as the Red Army advanced from the East. They had then settled in the UK.

I sometimes enjoyed a drink, and occasionally a curry in Drummond Street (also near Warren Street), with Ig and one or other of his friends, such as “Uncle John”, a divorced fellow whose wife, Alla from Leningrad, was another language teacher of mine at one time, or with Guy Churchill, a pleasant retiree and one-time SAS soldier (during the Malayan Emergency of the 1950s), who had the odd habit (never seen before or since) of breaking the filter tips off his cigarettes before smoking them.

Ig was rather eccentric, and sometimes did things which were very surreal, as when he took me, for no obvious reason, to have tea with the writer, Doris Lessing [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doris_Lessing], at a cafe-bar near the language school. A strange, awkward, rather Kafkaesque experience.

It never occurred to me that Ig, not far off retirement age, might remarry and so compromise his bachelor life of Russo-Soviet culture, beer, and collecting railway clocks (several were in the main room of his house). I was therefore surprised to be invited to his wedding, at a Register Office somewhere on the extension of Edgware Road, far up that road, maybe near Brent Cross (I cannot now exactly recall).

My wife and I attended the short ceremony, and met the bride. She was Russian but had been resident in Latvia, where Ig had met her (not sure where or how; possibly at a bus stop or the like). She was supposedly mid-twenties (my wife thought older), and looked a bit lost amid Ig’s rather grey-haired friends, who included a couple of occasional teachers of mine at that language school, one being a one-time Army linguist (and keeper of goats), another being Gerald Brooke, who had spent 4 years in prison near Moscow before being swapped for the Krogers: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerald_Brooke; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morris_Cohen_(spy); https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lona_Cohen.

That was the wedding. Some time later, Ig asked me to take his new wife to lunch at Lincoln’s Inn. She was friendly, pleasant, and told me that she had a law degree from Latvia, maybe Riga.

Scroll forward. My wife and I took on the lease of a large country house, one of the largest in North Cornwall.

We invited Ig and his wife to stay for the weekend. They arrived, but right from the start there was something wrong. For one thing, in a cold autumn, Ig’s wife came in a short dress, no coat, no gloves, perhaps unaware of how cold a large English country house can be, despite large fuel bills (one January, I spent nearly £700 on oil alone; plus coal and firewood. £700, in one month, 20 years ago).

Ig’s wife was actually quite rude from the start, not at all friendly to my wife, treated her like a serf, did not offer any help or whatever (we had the big house, but not any domestic staff as such), and just seemed to be sulking constantly. We assumed that the ill-matched couple had had a spat on the way down.

Anyway, after a weekend which —without going into great detail— tested my wife’s patience to the hilt, and when the pair were almost ready to go home, my wife thought to take some extra towels to their room (the house had originally had 26 bedrooms). She saw that Ig’s new wife’s suitcase was open on the bed; on top of the contents, a silk scarf belong to my wife, from Hermes. Ig’s wife had actually stolen the silk scarf (and other items, including bottles of scent) and placed them in her suitcase. The item were retrieved, and a diplomatic way found to raise the matter with the guest/thief.

Not an entirely successful weekend.

After that, I received calls from Ig’s Russian friends, begging me to think of a way to “save him from that stupid girl, who knows nothing but films and fashion“.

In fact, Ig did try to divorce her, after he overheard her talking to her mother in Riga, and the pair plotting to divorce him and so get half of his quite valuable house. In the end, the divorce never happened, despite preliminary court hearings.

Ig was prevailed upon to change his mind and, looking at that Guardian obit, they seem to have remained married until his death some 11 years later. I hope that the woman was not unkind to Ig in his last years, because he was a good fellow, but I never saw him after the disastrous weekend, and only spoke to him a couple of times when (maybe at her instigation) he wanted to bring her down again to Cornwall. I could not put my wife through that sort of nonsense again, though.

I presume that that woman got his house, I believe worth (in 2013) about £800,000 (and I suppose worth twice that much now), and other financial benefits.

However, not all Russians, Ukrainians etc can be tarred with the same brush. For example, I knew one girl (from Kiev) who was offered marriage by a British diplomat (who became an ambassador only about 2 years later) but refused him.

Many Russians (and, no doubt, Ukrainians too) are very fine people, but they come from a very different cultural and social background than English people. History has been harsh in those regions, and attitudes are fashioned out of such history.

Liz Truss Cabinet

Mirabile dictu! I agree with James O’Brien on something…

The main surprise is that Nadine Dorries is not there, it being rumoured that she is about to be elevated to the Lords. Well, why not? After all, a woman (Michelle Mone) who faked a “success story” about her insolvent bra company is there, as are several absurd black women, one of whom is only there because her son was killed in a scuffle with white yobs at a bus stop. Just a few examples of the deadheads in the House of Lords (Oona King is another one).

I was just looking at the new Cabinet: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-62796077. Jesus Christ…

Incidentally, the blog has had thousands of hits in the past few days, one of the most popular posts being my 2019 (with updates since then) assessment of the new Health Secretary, Therese Coffey: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/09/16/deadhead-mps-an-occasional-series-the-therese-coffey-story/.

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In principle, correct, but there is no mechanism, as we have seen in recent years, for the public to be able to dispense with even the most ridiculous Prime Minister, until given an opportunity at a general election.

Another humiliation for Britain, having this ridiculous creature as Foreign Secretary, complete with his “degree” in Hospitality Management from West London Poly.

Like several other Conservative Party MPs, Cleverly started a company when he was trying to launch a political career, so that it would look good on his CV. A number of such companies are more or less fakes, designed to pad out otherwise unimpressive CVs. In Cleverly’s case, his company turned over less than £551 in 2008, its supposed first full year of operation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Cleverly#Early_life_and_education. Its net assets were around £1,000: https://find-and-update.company-information.service.gov.uk/company/06424833/filing-history.

In fact, apart from a couple of years as a sales manager, Cleverly seems not to have had a job for much of his life, unless you include his Territorial Army officer activity. He was never commissioned into the Regular Army, by reason of a supposed leg injury (unspecified); nor is it known whether he dropped out of Sandhurst or other training institution.

A couple more bits of news about the new Cabinet

That little pissant Robert Jenrick, a total puppet of the Jew-Zionist/Israel lobby, has been appointed a Minister of State despite his very “questionable” links to Jew property speculators.

Jewish wife; children brought up as if full-Jew. Completely in the Zionist pocket.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/sep/07/robert-jenrick-and-steve-baker-return-to-frontbench-as-ministers-of-state.

Sacked as a Secretary of State previously, so in effect a demotion.

The other news is that ex-officer Johnny Mercer, who seemed like a rare breath of fresh air in the Commons at first (but who, disappointingly, turned out to be a moneygrubber, at least from what I have read), has been kicked out of Government, and his wife, seeing the extra salary etc disappearing up the chimney, is livid.

I suppose that Mercer was hoping against hope to be appointed at some later stage as Defence Secretary, though his “bring it on!” rhetoric about nuclear war with Russia hardly inspired confidence in his judgment.

As for Mercer’s wife, Felicity, of whom I knew nothing until today, I award her 9 out of 10 for honesty, 1 out of 10 for diplomacy, and another 9 out of 10 for making my day more amusing.

Late tweets

You see that sort of thing all the time on Twitter— a cavalcade of talking heads, supposed “comedians”, sports talking heads etc, all paying lip-service to the BBC which, in most cases, pays them. Sickening homage to patronage.

Look at that Sweet bastard (whoever he is). Begging for state censorship.

Louise Mensch. A blast from the past, now just a washed-up, divorced Twitter twit who, after I was —both wrongfully and unlawfully— disbarred in 2016, actually tweeted directly to me, threatening (ignorantly) to have me disbarred in New York as well. Never heard anything more about it.

Louise Mensch was, inter alia, a drug abuser, and admitted that her drug abuse “messed up her head“. A rock “music” “groupie” at one time long ago (when at University), who became, at least metaphorically, an Israel- lobby “groupie” later.

Politically, completely irrelevant.

[Louise Mensch smoking drugs]

See also: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/09/the-slide-of-the-english-bar-and-uk-society-continues-and-accelerates/.

Late music

[Motherland monument, Kiev]

And peace will defeat war“…

Diary Blog, 23 September 2021

Even a stopped clock is right once (or twice) daily

Depending on whether it is a standard clock or a 24-hour clock.

This seems to be a day in which I shall feature several people for whom I have rather little time usually. Still, why not, if I agree with them on specific issues or points?

I kick off with Ash Sarkar of Novara Media:

My assessment of Ash Sarkar’s (and others’) views more generally: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/01/01/disordered-and-infantile-people/; and https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/01/18/some-thoughts-about-venezuela-socialism-and-developing-a-more-advanced-society/.

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Thus embedding Jewish-Zionist control of the Labour Party.

My assessment of Owen Jones can be found a few paragraphs below.

The “Luke Akehurst” there is a long-term Jewish-lobby and Israel-lobby asset in the Labour Party.

As I myself have frequently blogged, Labour now seems to stand for absolutely nothing except “we are not the Conservative Party” (though with 90% similar, where not exactly the same, policies). Tweedledum/tweedledee.

Energy delivery is a field where true competition does not exist and cannot exist. Other such industries would include most other utilities (such as water supply and effluent disposal), railways etc.

Again, I have little time for McDonnell, and I thought it funny that, after the 2019 General Election, he looked on TV, interviewed in his own garden, like a bemused pensioner who had been tipped out of his wheelchair. He had thought himself about to become Chancellor and, later, Prime Minister…

Still, he is right on one or two topics.

What is needed is not old-style socialism, but a revamped National Socialism, at least in part. The “anti-capitalist” tendency in the UK and across Europe could be turned to a pro-social nationalist one, given the right movement, leader, and events.

Jack Foster, a 33-year-old bank worker from Salford, shows how lived experience has fed this disillusionment with capitalism. After he dropped out of university and worked in a call centre – a “horrible job” – the financial crash shaped his political attitudes, as they did for much of his generation. But housing loomed particularly large. “I was renting, thinking: ‘How will I ever be able to afford a house?’” he says. “My mum was a cleaner, my dad was disabled, and the people I knew who could afford a house got help off their parents. It wasn’t a case of having a job and saving up; you had to inherit money.”” [The Guardian].

“…rather than the “property-owning democracy” promised by Thatcherism, Britain looks more like a landlords’ paradise. By 2017, 40% of the homes flogged off [since 1980] under right to buy were owned by private landlords charging twice the rent of council properties. Indeed, in the space of two decades, the odds of a young adult on a middle income owning a home more than halved. These young people have been called generation rent, with about half of the under-35s in England renting in a private sector often defined by extortionate rents and insecurity.” [The Guardian].

Note: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right_to_Buy

Rents in England take up approaching half of a tenants’ take-home pay, and an astonishing 74.8% in London, up one-third since the century began. And if millennials bet the house, so to speak, on a parental lifeboat, disappointment beckons: the typical inheritance age is between 55 and 64, and the median amount handed down is about £11,000, meaning half receive less.” [The Guardian].

As the economist James Meadway warned in a recent article, entitled Generation Left Might Not Be That Left After All, populist rightwing answers to their disenchantment might cut through. In France, many young people have swung to the far right; in the UK, few are members of trade unions, which historically help craft anti-capitalist attitudes; while some classically rightwing sentiments coexist with leftish attitudes among many young people.” [The Guardian].

There it is. We, as social-national vanguard thinkers and activists, can capture this field.

“…it is clear that young people see no rational incentive to back a system that seems to offer little other than insecurity and crisis.” [The Guardian].

Not that I have much respect or liking for Owen Jones, who took it upon himself, about 6 or 7 years ago, to tweet to pro-Jewish-Lobby MP John Woodcock (now “Lord Walney”), and who had replied to a tweet by me, that Woodcock should block me because “that guy’s a neo-Nazi” (Woodcock did block me on Twitter, at once!).

I penned an assessment of Jones, 2-3 years ago: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/01/04/a-brief-word-about-owen-jones/.

Smug gravediggers of our way of life

“Cyclists spell ‘refugees welcome’ across south of England using GPS“: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-58651483

Final map showing 'refugees welcome' being spelled out by a GPS tracker
David Charles playing a bugle after arriving in Dover
[They seem to be proud of themselves…]

Truly, “the road to Hell is paved with good intentions“…

Cheerful morning music from an “empire” long passed into history

More tweets seen

Read that report. Manchester. Zoo. As for that judge, she is plainly unfit, despite her exculpa. I think that she is a Recorder (part-time judge), who was Called to the Bar in 2004, and appointed Recorder in 2016.

Looking at the wider questions, the defendants should not be in the UK at all, not in any part of Europe.

Would make a good headquarters.

This “world leaders wear masks when photographed sitting or meeting” scam is just part of the whole fraudulent operation. They don’t even bother to be consistent, because they do not fear the people. They think, “no-one is going to shoot us…we can just mess around, we can just laugh at the people we rule and are persecuting and forcing to do stupid things…nothing can happen to us.

Ukrainian bureaucracy

Interesting video by an American trying to get a Ukrainian driving licence. Apparently, every driver in Ukraine has to waste 3-4 days every 3 years doing this! Blood tests, psychiatric test, this test, that test…

I myself experienced some of that Soviet-leftover bureaucracy when I lived in Kazakhstan (1996-1997). Turned out that (in those days, probably not now) you had to get a prescription for vitamin C (even though the dose, in dark red liquid form, was a tenth of the strength of vitamin C that you can buy at any UK supermarket). Want to swim at a public pool? Then you needed a doctor to supply an approval letter! Problem with ear wax? Then you had to undergo a battery of tests and formfilling to have the treatment (a giant can of water poured into your ear).

In fact, impatient with bureaucratic bull, I managed to sidestep all of the above. My then girlfriend (who worked at the British Embassy) got me the vitamin C somehow; she also got me into the swimming pool without a medical certificate. As for the ear wax problem (I suddenly went almost deaf, in about a day, a problem never experienced previously or since), the wife of a friend, a Russian colonel, got me sorted out at a hospital without difficulty (or form-filling, or waiting).

Thank God I never wanted a driving licence (I had a driver).

When I was there, the Kazakhs loved rubber stamps. There was even a Bureau of Rubber Stamps, a title which would have delighted Kafka.

Late tweets

Gaddafi might not have been a “good man” (which political leaders are, in that part of the world?) but he warned Europe of the consequences of having him deposed. It may be that he himself did not understand that Europe’s treasonous and treacherous political “elite” of evil wanted Europe to be flooded with blacks and browns.,.. Just google the “Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan”…

Hitchens addresses “Bob from Brockley” as “Ben” because that pro-Israel Twitter account is run by a Jew “academic” of sorts called Ben Gidley (connected with both Birkbeck and Goldsmiths). Gidley has his real-name account too (@bengidley) as well as “@bobfrombrockley” and, I suspect, some others as well.

Gidley, sub nom “@inthesoupagain” used to troll my one-time Twitter account (closed down in 2018) daily, for years (!), until even Twitter’s generally quite pro-Jewish desk bods “suspended” (removed) that Twitter account. Then Gidley started yet another account, this time called “@antinazisunited”, which was a straight copy of “@inthesoupagain”. @antinazisunited is now frozen. I was often featured…

A nasty little pest, who is basically a pro-Israel and Jewish lobby propagandist posing as a “British” sort-of “socialist”.

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The Andrea Jenkyns Story

At first blush, it may seem strange that I am focussing today on Andrea Jenkyns MP [Con, Morley and Outwood], in that she wants to leave the EU, is an animal-lover and a vegetarian. I support, in essence, all three positions. Also, she has chronic medical conditions, and I always feel sorry for people suffering in that way. However, “there is no religion higher than Truth” and so on, so I am writing about her, though —after thought– I have decided not to include her in my blog category “Deadhead MPs: An Occasional Series”. That decision may reflect mercy more than justice, but so far she falls just the right side of the line.

Jenkyns was born in BeverleyHumberside. After leaving school at 16, Jenkyns secured employment at Greggs bakery as her first job.[4] When 18, Jenkyns’ father sent her photo off to a beauty pageant and she got into the final for Miss UK.[5] Over the subsequent years Jenkyns changed employment a number of times, performing a number of different roles at different businesses. Her employment history has included being a secondary school music teacher and an executive with a management training company.” [Wikipedia]

What does that show? Not necessarily that she is unacademic or unintelligent. There are reasons, or were, why people drop out of school early (I believe that it is now more or less mandatory for them to stay until 18). In her thirties she did study for a degree (for what it may be worth these days): International Relations and Politics. Her Wikipedia entry does not say that she was awarded the degree or finished the course at the University of Lincoln. It seems that she may have finished the degree over time at the Open University. She was also awarded a diploma in Economics from the Open University, but only when in her forties (she will be 45 in June 2019).

Andrea Jenkyns is a singer and songwriter, who even had a musical hit in South Central Asia at one time.

I started this study thinking that I would find Andrea Jenkyns rather mediocre and even one of my “deadhead MPs”, but find that I slightly warm to her. She is evidently genuinely interested in animal welfare, and got into politics, it seems, from a recognition that the NHS needed to improve its standards, particularly hygiene standards in hospitals, her own father having perished from having developed MRSA.

Sadly, like so many MPs, Andrea Jenkyns seems to think that proper preparation is unnecessary. Not so. Lack of preparation can make you look rather silly.

Her husband, Giacomo “Jack” Lopresti MP, a former Army reservist, would be able to tell her about the military acronym “the 5 Ps” (PPPPP) (“Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance”); the less polite version has 6 Ps.

The twitterati have taken up arms against her:

As mentioned above, I myself strongly favour Leave/Brexit, but the performance of dunce-like Conservative Leave MPs (some of them) makes me fume: Iain Dunce Duncan Smith is another such.

On the even more negative side, it seems that Andrea Jenkyns is a member (like 80% of Con Party MPs) of Conservative Friends of Israel. Her husband, Jack Lopresti, is another one.

As to her future, her constituency is a Con-Lab marginal created in 2010 and held until 2015 by Labour big-hitter and Bilderberger, Ed Balls. Morley and Outwood has had Con and Lab (Labour and Cooperative) within a couple of points of each other in 2010 and 2015, but in 2017 Andrea Jenkyns won with a bigger margin (50.7% as against 46.7% voting Labour). The third-placed (and only other in 2017), the LibDems, scored worse in 2017 than they had in 2015 (2.6% from 3%). This is a trend seen across the country.

UKIP scored 16.5% in 2015, but did not stand in 2017. There is every prospect that, if Brexit Party stands any time soon, that it could outdo UKIP’s 2015 result. It is doubtful that Brexit Party could win, but a vote amounting even to 10%, let alone 16.5% or more, would be enough to destroy the Conservative majority.

There is every reason to think that, unless Brexit Party lets her off the hook by not standing a candidate at the next general election, Andrea Jenkyns will have to add “MP” to her other and previous short-lived employments.

Notes

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

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

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/relative-values-andrea-jenkins-tory-mp-and-her-mum-valerie-b9d83m9cj

https://www.thesun.co.uk/archives/news/895233/sleaze-scandal-cameron-cutie-and-ex-beauty-queen-andrea-jenkyns-is-having-affair-with-married-tory-mp/

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3368558/New-sleaze-scandal-Cameron-Cutie-forced-admit-affair-married-fellow-Tory-MP.html

https://www.andreajenkyns.co.uk/about-andrea

https://cfoi.co.uk/cfi-leads-delegation-of-nine-new-conservative-mps-to-israel/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morley_and_Outwood_(UK_Parliament_constituency)#Elections_of_the_2010s

Update, 31 July 2019

Accident-prone?

https://www.itv.com/news/2019-07-30/mp-left-with-concussion-after-chair-accident/

Update, 6 December 2019

Reading the above again, and again watching Andrea Jenkyns squirm in that Daily Politics clip, I think that I probably was too kind in not including her as a “deadhead MP”. Still, there it is.

Andrea Jenkyns has been given an unexpected gift from the Gods inasmuch as Brexit Party is now not standing against her in the 2019 General Election. That may help her to hang on.

Update, 21 December 2019

The gods again smiled on Andrea Jenkyns: Brexit Party did not field a candidate, Labour’s vote collapsed from 46% of the total to 35%, and so Andrea Jenkyns was re-elected with a increased majority and no less than 56.4% of the total vote.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morley_and_Outwood_(UK_Parliament_constituency)#Elections_in_the_2010s