Well, I only scored the same as political journalist John Rentoul this week— 5/10. I did not know the answers to questions 4, 7, 8, and 9; in the back of my mind, I knew the answer to question 1, but could not bring it to mind, so counted that as a “did not know”.
Yes, tweeter “@DevilsAdvo1971” certainly did shut up when confronted by not only facts but also evidence directly from one of the many people scammed by “Jack Monroe”. So many people are desperate to believe in something, or someone.
Yes. I recall talking about similar issues in 1976 with a couple with whom I was then friendly, a (supposedly ex-) getaway driver-turned-limousine service-owner, and his wife, both in their thirties (I was 19 at the time). The discussion was about the relative merits of the Western way of life as compared with the Soviet socialist system.
That fellow’s comment has stayed with me: “what matters to me is not the detail about how it works but what way of life comes out the other end.” Like many —more-or-less— “villains”, he was basically quite “Thatcherite” in his views (though this was three years before Margaret Thatcher actually became Prime Minister).
Indeed. In the late 1970s, the inefficiencies of the subsidized industries, and the (neo-Luddite) power of the trade unions, were the stuff of legend, but the “Thatcher Revolution” went far too far in various ways. All the same, people realized that some change was needed.
I have blogged previously about how the ~33-year cycle works. In 1989, old-style socialism died, but that did not happen overnight. In the UK, the change had been in preparation for many years, starting notionally with the Thatcher governments.
Telecoms policy illustrates the point. The State-owned British Telecom was privatized in 1984: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BT_Group. Even in the mid-1980s, it could take a long time for the average customer/consumer to be supplied with a telephone. It sounds ludicrous now, of course.
I knew someone from my schooldays who owned a couple of houses in South London, rented out by the room. He wanted the tenants to have a coin-operated telephone, and arranged with British Telecom to have one installed. After several months, he was getting angry that the telephone had not been installed. He was fobbed off with various reasons (excuses) until, finally so exasperated at the lack of action, about a year after he had asked for the installation, he called British Telecom to say that he was cancelling the order, only to be informed that the telephone was going to be installed a couple of days later. Which it was. Still, a whole year just to get a telephone!
That kind of rationing did not affect people equally. I remember being told, in the late 1980s, at dinner in Lincoln’s Inn, and by (now-deceased) Lord Justice Parker [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Parker_(judge)], that when he was first appointed a judge in, I think, 1969, that appointment had co-incided with his moving to a country house in a rather out-of-the-way part of Essex. There was no telephone.
Parker had then contacted the manager of the (then) GPO for the area to request installation of a telephone. He was told that it might take several months, if not longer. He then said that he needed a telephone for his work. The telephone manager had asked what work. “I have just been appointed a judge“. The manager then apologized, and said that a telephone would be installed that week. It was.
I imagine that the later Lord Justice of Appeal put his case quite forcefully. I certainly found him a rather unpleasant person, that one time that I spoke with him.
It sounds antediluvian now, when anyone can buy a basic mobile telephone for a small amount of money, and get it from a supermarket or other outlet in a matter of minutes.
The point is that the heavily-subsidized nationalized industries of 1945-1980s had become sluggish and a drag on economic efficiency. However, the privatization trend went too far in the late 1980s and 1990s. Now, the taxpayers fork out huge sums to notionally private enterprises, from railways and offshoots of the DWP and NHS, to the farming industry and others. We are getting neither proper service nor value for money.
The same is true of the “tax credits” payments put in place by Blair and Brown, and also the current “Universal Credit” low pay boondoggle. It subsidizes poor-paying employers out of public funds. That cannot be right.
To my mind, the loss is $30 cash plus the cost price of the goods minus the profit margin on the goods. I admit that I am no economist (or mathematician)…
The continuing cross-Channel migration-invasion will put the final nail in the Conservative Party coffin, even though Labour will be no better re. the problem.
The “democratic” pseudo-statesmen who feel the need to be heavily protected from those they claim to represent. Adolf Hitler never needed such measures, certainly not in the six years of peace 1933-1939.
What a contrast.
Just as one cannot see a single TV ad now in the UK, nor any drama series, even one set in 1950, and even one set in 1590 (!), that does not have numerous blacks in it.
It’s a start, no more.
Whatever happens in and around Bakhmut/Artyomovsk, the war in Ukraine has all but solidified. We see ever more detailed maps and reports about ever-smaller areas. Russia needs a massive gamechanger in order to retake the initiative on the large scale.
A very sad story. It struck me more because, from age 5 to age 10 (late 1961 to early 1967, when my family moved to Sydney, Australia), I myself was a pupil at that school. The outer look of the school is just the same as it was 60 years ago, except for there now being cars parked outside in the road. I lived about a mile away. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caversham_Heights.
“Oxfam came under fire last night for issuing a bizarre ‘inclusive’ language guide to staff.
The 92-page report warns against ‘colonial’ phrases such as ‘headquarters’, suggests ‘local’ may be offensive and says ‘people’ could be patriarchal.
Workers were told ‘parent’ is often preferable to ‘mother’ or ‘father’, terms such as ‘feminine hygiene’ should be dropped, and ‘people who become pregnant’ should be used instead of ‘expectant mothers’.
Nigel Mills, Tory MP for Amber Valley, added: ‘It’s as though Oxfam are trying to take the word ‘woman’ out of the dictionary – it’s nonsense.’
And Toby Young of the Free Speech Union said it was ‘hard to take all this woke virtue-signalling seriously’ given Oxfam was censured for the way it handled reports that staff sexually exploited children after the 2010 Haiti earthquake.“
More of this now-almost-ubiquitous nonsense. When are the British people going to get angry enough to do something about it? Or are they only angry at stuff like the possibility that ignorant know-nothing Gary Lineker might be sacked from his £1M-£2M a year BBC sinecure “job”?
Never give money to Oxfam.
Amazing artistry. The scene created is very stimulating for the imagination.
In the (?) Northern English phrase, some people don’t know what day it is.
I expect that some mugs, such as tweeter “Norma Joones”, will send the fraudulent conwoman more money now…
“Jack Monroe” is just an out and out fraud. She has in fact tried this on (but referencing a number of other supposed medical conditions) over the years.
Incredibly, as of today, 481 utter mugs (up 2 on last week) aresending her a total of thousands of pounds each month via Patreon alone. So long as they continue to do that, “Jack Monroe” can ignore the fact that she is now exposed (to all but complete idiots and naifs) as a fraudster and near-fraudster (“grifter”), and also ignore the fact that her pathetic recent book bombed, together with her one-time TV career.
I suppose that she has got away with her frauds so far because they are in a legal grey area (except for the “sue Lee Anderson and Martin Daubney” crowdfunder scam, which may yet have criminal-legal consequences).
Typical Twitter. Look at that Simon Winterburn tweeter, complete with facemask! What an idiot…did he buy it from grifter “NHS doctor” and facemask seller, Julia Grace Patterson? Also, where is his Ukrainian flag?
As said, typical Twitter. Someone who actually has no knowledge of the facts, yet passionately and angrily attacking those who have presented huge amounts of direct evidence against “Jack Monroe”. I suppose that the Simon Winterburn tweeter supports “Jack Monroe” because her chosen Twitter persona (when it suits her) is “anti-Tory”, as with other notable Twitter “grifters”, among them Julia Grace Patterson, “@Supertanskiii” etc.
Just imagine— many people (at least on Twitter) see Mhairi Black as a future leader of Scotland! Clueless. Also, why are so many Scottish female politicians lesbians?
America has a society almost collapsing under the weight of its own problems. Withdraw from the Ukraine situation, and concentrate on those problems.
The House of Commons is a pathetic monkeyhouse, nothing more.
Carl Benjamin (“Sargon of Akkad”) may be right insofar as empires often result in movements of population, but is wrong to think (typically of so many today) that it is a question of “rights”, when it is simply a question of which race or people is the stronger or strongest.
Only about 5% of the present world population need survive, but it has to be the right 5%.
Introduce NWO/ZOG puppet Macron and his weird wife to Madame Guillotine.
Reduction of artificial fertilizers is a good idea, but the method was quite wrong.
Two fakes. A “Conservative” fake, Lee Anderson, who wants to say that State benefits are OK or even too generous, and a “poverty expert” fake, “Jack Monroe”, who is making money (as the first fake truly remarked about her on GB News last year) “off the backs of the poor“, and cheating people in several ways.
“Jack Monroe”, the grift that keeps on giving…oh, no, wait… I meant to say “taking”…
…and, yes, 498 mugs are still each sending her between £3.50 and £44 (!) via Patreon every single month. One of the most successful grey-area “near”-frauds I have ever seen.
The by-election was caused by the standing-down of incumbent MP Rosie Cooper, a poor MP in my opinion, who at one point wanted England and Wales to institute no-jury trials (“Diplock courts”, as used in Northern Ireland) for defendants accused of politically-motivated crimes. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosie_Cooper. She was also, at one time, vice-Chair of Labour Friends of Israel.
The reason why Rosie Cooper stood down (at the age of 72) was because she will now be getting two or three times her MP salary, as head of an NHS Trust.
As to the inevitable Labour victory in the by-election, no surprise. Labour’s vote share of 62.3% compares to 52.1% in 2019.
The other candidates did not shine. Reform UK got 4.4%, but there again, its predecessor Farage-vehicle, Brexit Party, scored 4.3% in 2019. The Greens and Libdems ended up more or less where they had been at the 2019 election; both lost their deposits, as did Reform UK (and the Monster Raving Loony).
What can we take away from this? That Labour remains fairly solid in at least some historically-Labour areas, that the Conservative Party is going nowhere in such areas, and that the two main System parties face no threat from Reform UK, the LibDems, or the Greens.
The most interesting fact about the by-election is that the turnout was only 31.4%; well over two-thirds of the eligible electorate could not be bothered to vote. If a party were to exist that could energize the remaining 68.6%, it might be a different story.
We are sliding towards a situation in which the Western powers may find themselves in direct conflict, meaning war, with Russia. I have blogged about the madness of that, which is being driven mainly by secret cabals and ruling circles in the West. The Jewish element is prominent, as it was before other senseless (but for “certain types” very profitable) wars, such as the First and Second World Wars.
Let us pray that the next secretly-planned war does not happen. I want to examine briefly what would happen later, if any such conflict were to happen.
Were a truly major war to happen between the NWO powers and Russia, if that war went nuclear and no matter who might claim “victory”, the fact is that that would leave China in a position of world supremacy.
It might be said that China today is a massive regional military power, but already a world economic superpower. That position mirrors that of the USA between the end of the American Civil War (1864) and the entry of the USA into the Second World War in 1941 (some may argue earlier, when the USA entered the First World War in 1917, but I prefer 1941).
Until 1941, the American economic leadership of the world had not been translated into military reach worldwide. China is now in a similar position.
True, the American economy is still —arguably— in first place, if not exactly triumphant but, before the Second World War, the European economies also held sway over much of the world, exercising that power via the European empires— British, French, Dutch, and the smaller ones: Italian, Spanish etc, the German Empire having been broken up and given to others after the post-1918 Versailles Conference.
In 1939, the USA was the challenger or upstart power, but today its own world power is challenged, not by Russia but by China, which was, until the fall of socialism in 1989, of relatively little importance.
Incidentally, the fall of socialism happened in China too, though it was disguised in form. The form remained, but the content changed.
Now look at China! Its military and naval power is still regional rather than that of a true superpower, but for how long?
If there is a war between Russia and the Western powers, China will pick up the pieces, first of all in Russia.
Russia has had a demographic problem for decades, even before the fall of socialism in 1989 (officially, in Russia, 1991). Average death of men before age 60, women somewhat later and, together with that, the very low birthrate.
Chinese people have been gradually infiltrating into the former Soviet Far East and Eastern Siberia for over 30 years; traders, farmers etc. Even now, the borders of Russia are secure not through Russian power but because China prefers not to use its power. Not yet, that is.
In Western Europe and including the UK, the Chinese influence becomes ever stronger, inflated by the mass immigration that we have seen and continue to see. The “Boris”-idiot government invited 5 million Hong Kong Chinese to settle in the UK. That dwarfs the cross-Channel migration-invasion.
It might be argued that Chinese immigrants (especially from Hong Kong) are “useful” as opposed to the Albanians, Somalis and Afghans etc coming across the Channel in small boats. Perhaps so; little or no argument on that, but such vast numbers as in the projected Hong Kong influx have an influence on society which cannot be denied.
I want the European peoples to join with the Russian people to form the foundation for a later super-race. That cannot happen easily if Europe and Russia are flooded with other peoples, whether the blacks and browns now flooding Europe, or an even more enormous Chinese influx.
Having said that, one could perhaps see some advantages to an overall Chinese rule over Russia and Europe, if limited in time especially. The Jew-Zionist influence would be cut back or destroyed, for one thing. Also, there would be a curtailing of American influence generally across Europe. The Chinese could not rule directly over all of Eurasia; they would have to appoint suitable national satraps. Perhaps here is where— or rather how— social-nationalism can finally rise up again over Europe.
Russia was ruled by its own Imperial power, then by (mainly Jew-engendered) Sovietism. Those are now both now merely passages in Russian and world history. Russia was forced to its knees in the 1990s, and “Putinism” is quite clearly merely (and like Yelstsin’s shambolic, corrupt, and largely Jewish-owned society of the 1990s) a transitional phase.
Look at the embarrassing and bloody fiasco in Ukraine, a product of the ill-discipline, corruption, and disorder in, not only the Russian Army and GRU, but in Russian society itself.
Ukraine should have and could have been taken over swiftly, and almost bloodlessly.
The worm in Russian society, eating it from within, is not new. It has existed for hundreds of years. It existed within Sovietism, and had destroyed all but the shell of that by the late 1970s. The Jewish aspect was prominent in that, but far from the only matter of importance.
A multiform decadence. Alcohol was also a large part of the problem. Even Andropov and (a very different type) Gorbachev were helpless to reform the Soviet Union, meaning Soviet society. The rot had gone too far even for the lash to be effective, were it even capable of being used by a decadent political establishment.
Ideological emptiness also lies at the heart of the Russian problem as it now is. Old-style religious faith and loyalty to Tsar (“Orthodoxy, Autocracy, Nationality“), and Marxism-Leninism too, are gone forever. Mere Putin-style faux-nationalism can replace neither.
I have no faith that Russia could resist Chinese takeover; I wish I had. However, China will no doubt wait until the NATO/NWO-Russia conflict plays out, then probably just gradually take over, like an incoming tide.
Only the Aryan can give life. Only European people have the inbuilt, inherent, ability to mutate over time into a new and more advanced race-form. God grant that we find the way, whatever happens on the military-political front.
Both either idiots or tricksters. Food for 11p (“Jack Monroe”)? Nonsense. Food for 30p (Lee Anderson)? Also nonsense. Even a slice of toast and a can of cheap sardines costs nearly a pound. This race-to-the-bottom has to end.
As Hitler said, “we will not give up that which makes life worth living“.
I think that this desperate clutching at straws, or at men and women of straw, is a symptom of the fact that old-style socialism died in and after 1989, and so many many people have latched onto these pathetic examples of pseudo-socialist fake “protest” etc: Owen Jones, “Jack Monroe”, Julia Grace Patterson, Billy Bragg etc.
The main “grifters” make a living out of a certain “constituency” (quite directly— “Jack Monroe”, Owen Jones, and the Julia Grace Patterson creature all have Patreon, PayPal, and other donation-sources), but in the absence of real socialism (of any kind) they and their followers have attached themselves to one fake “cause” after another: “Black Lives Matter”, “Remain/Rejoin” (EU, a finance-capitalist bloc), “LGBTQXYZ”, “Ukraine”, “Covid” (the facemask nonsense etc), “refugees welcome”, Greta Nut and the other similar cretins.
Their natural home of the past, the Labour Party, has become very obviously (with the Conservative Party) just the other side of the same coin. They are politically homeless, and have no real ideology. Which is why they obsess about “deplatforming” those whose ideas they dislike. They cannot see that they have become both politically and socially irrelevant, an historical cul-de-sac.
Incidentally, the self-describing “Left” should note the words below:
My reaction to such a poll is divided into “hope the fake Conservatives get wiped out” and/but “Ah, a Labour victory means that Jew-Zionist doormats and anti-British wannabee dictators such as Yvette Cooper, Rachel Reeves, and even thick Jamaican ignoramus David Lammy, will be in the Cabinet…“
If the Con Party cannot find a way of being (seeming) more credible soon, they’re toast.
If someone entirely opposed to me says “the sun is shining” and I look for myself and see that the sun is shining, then I agree— the sun is shining.
That first tweeter, “@DebbyHallett_LD” is probably fairly typical of many of those that are favourable to “Jack Monroe”: retired, a LibDem councillor, probably comfortably-off (living, as she does, in the generally affluent Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire).
Well-meaning, no doubt, but more or less asleep. What’s the betting that she also supports the migration-invasion, “Black Lives Matter”, wearing facemasks, and “Ukraine” (the Kiev regime)?
I have blogged previously about that Kafka-esque “service”, HMRC. ‘Nuff said, and thankfully I have not had any need to engage with that shambles for a decade or more now.
To be fair to her, that Debby Hallett tweeter does seem to be very concerned about the English countryside, and Nature, and is helping via her local council work. It is all too easy not to see what positive sides people have.
…and the main reason that “Jack Monroe” is not “poor” is because (as of today) 498 utter mugs are still each sending her between £3.50 and £44 a month in cash; tens of thousands of pounds per month in toto.
This is an idea I have discussed in the past on the blog: Russia to absorb the part of Ukraine (about or nearly half, ignoring Crimea) which lies east of the Dnieper river; the present regime in Kiev to move to Lvov and rule from there the west and southwest of Ukraine.
Kiev is a problem, lying as it does on the Dnieper. It is historically bound to Russia (after all, Ukraine as a state only goes back to 1991), but its status is unlikely to be agreed upon. Its (pre-war) population of 3M is about 8% or more of the whole population of the Ukraine.; it is the 7th-biggest city in Europe.
If you have not worked out yet that Paul Mason (part-Jew, and part of the System propaganda output) is not anything other than a fake “revolutionary” or “radical”, then look again. Yes, he wants Labour to increase defence spending, now that the NWO project in Ukraine is ongoing…
Not that I oppose defence spending, in principle, but it matters what it is for…
Late tweets seen
I may be wrong but suspect that tweeter “@FauxArmz” is one of the many “Jack Monroe” “sock accounts”.
Quite. I have blogged about that case previously, and more than once. Katie Hopkins was very silly and (like quite a few people) think that money spent on (good) legal advice is wasted…
The mere fact that someone as stupid, uncultured, and (in any real sense) uneducated as Liz Truss could hold the status, first as Foreign Secretary (under “Boris”-idiot), then actually as (or posing as) Prime Minister, should tell us very directly how broken the whole political and governmental system of the UK has become. The same is true when you look at her Chancellor of the Exchequer, Woollyhead Trussbanger (Kwasi Kwarteng).
Though my prediction for the next general election (2019) was wrong (I thought hung Parliament or small-majority Labour win), in my defence I can say that that election did not, in the event, happen until almost 2 years after the blog was posted (blog— January 2018, but General Election— December 2019). I think that the rest of the assessment has held up quite well.
“This was the moment at which we began the unstoppable descent into terrible danger which so many of us will bitterly regret in times to come.
I won’t waste time here going over the question of who started the Ukraine war, or even why. Most people don’t want to know and refuse to think about it, or to look up the facts. They defame and abuse anyone who tries to tell them. So to hell with that.
When the Defence Secretary announced that British tanks were going to Ukraine, not one MP raised any doubts or opposed the move. Not one. To read the record of the non-debate is like reading the proceedings of some Communist fake parliament, supine and brain-dead.
The country where political freedom was born has decided not to bother being free any more.
What we have just decided to do is to prolong and deepen the war. Maybe Ukraine’s new tanks will sweep all before them. Maybe they will bog down. Maybe they will try to take Crimea. Maybe they will soon be taking part in a Victory Parade in Red Square. I don’t know. But if they cross into what Russia regards as its own territory, then do not be surprised by anything which happens.
...there is the real possibility that a large chunk of Europe might be turned into a radioactive graveyard and that American conventional retaliation for this (which will be furious and powerful) will take us a stage further into the world of horror, loss, flight, pestilence and poverty which always follows war.”
[Peter Hitchens in the Mail on Sunday].
The Cold War was frozen, formalized, mutual aggression. The world came close to disaster more than once, but the situation was at least stable. That was hard on the peoples of occupied Central and Eastern Europe, caged by the “Big Three” agreements of the WW2 period (Casablanca, Teheran, Yalta, Potsdam), but actually life there was not always and everywhere terrible— just worse (usually, mostly) and —overall— less free than in the (better parts of) Western Europe and North America.
That was better than nuclear war across Europe, the Soviet Union, and the USA.
The gradual collapse of socialism in the 1956-1989 period of 33 years meant that one of the two main pillars of that stasis collapsed, meaning that outside socio-economic and other forces could start to flow into what had been Soviet territory..
Without Soviet power in place, the whole Soviet system fell apart quite quickly. By 1991, the Soviet Union was history. Western goods and ideas flooded Russia and the newly-liberated or created states. Ukraine was, for the first time in history, an independent state (a simplification, but basically correct).
Instead of a genuine attempt to help Russia and other former components of Sovietism transition to a better society, there was a scramble to rule over Russia, and to exploit its people, taken part in not only by Jewish (yes, and other) interests in the West but also by Jews inside Russia, the so-called “oligarchs”. Some, such as Boris Berezovsky, have died (probably murdered, despite living in the UK), others have increased their security and moved permanently to the UK, USA, Israel etc.
I myself saw elements of that scramble, not only when I first visited Moscow in 1993, and not only in my year in Kazakhstan (1996-97) but also in other ways, e.g. by my sitting (1995-1996) on the Committee of the Central Asia and Transcaucasia Law Association [CATLA], a body set up by large law firms with interests in the post-Soviet states, with UK Government assistance.
Also later, when back in London, in the Caribbean, and elsewhere.
On the foreign policy side, the “New World Order” [“NWO”] tried to take over Russia, and nearly did so when Yeltsin was President. What prevented it was a combination of circumstances: Russian pushback fuelled by wounded pride, Putin taking over as President, the collapse of the dotcom bubble in the West, and the focus of the NWO shifting to its other major interest, i.e. destroying the states hostile to Israel; that was after the attack on the World Trade Center in 2001.
The military aid being given has gone from small items of defensive “kit” (in the British military term) to large items of offensive armament, as Hitchens writes. There are few weapons more aggressive in offence than a tank.
I recall being at a CATLA meeting in London in late 1995 or early 1996 when an account was given of a report that day by telephone from Dushanbe, Tadzhikistan, then the epicentre of a civil war. The report had had to be curtailed because the person on the end of the line had suddenly said “I’m going— a tank has just come round the corner.” End of conversation.
As I recently blogged, 14 British tanks may not be much, but the Zelensky regime is all but demanding that other European states provide 300. Still a small number compared with those in action in 1943 at Kursk (over 8,000 tanks in total); however, in Egypt, Rommel’s initial advance on Alexandria involved about 300 German tanks.
The point is that the war is now getting to the point where, in the absence of a ceasefire or negotiated settlement, the Russians either have to recruit, train and deploy an army vast enough and powerful enough to overwhelm the forces of the Kiev regime in 2023, or go nuclear (whether tactical or even strategic).
The USA and UK (etc) are getting to the point where they might be seen as actual participants in the war.
Leaving the huge forces (mainly American) of NATO aside, there is no way for the Kiev regime to win this. Ukraine is becoming a country without electricity, it has little functioning industry now, 20% of its population has fled to other states, and its population is anyway a fraction of the size of that of Russia.
If the West (NWO/ZOG) does not stop supporting the Kiev regime, we are on and sliding down a slope which might well devastate all of Europe.
I shall believe that when she stops taking people’s money, particularly from those who have little to start with, and/or those who are vulnerable (even if they are utter mugs to send “Jack Monroe” anything at all).
Seems that the tweets referred to have been deleted (another habit of the “Bootstrap Cook”).
Another poor and/or financially-struggling “Jack Monroe” fan? Oh, no, wait…a dim-seeming librarian from the University of Bedfordshire (is there such a university? Maybe there is). She has obviously not seen any of the voluminous evidence against her idol.
A good description. Worthy of a social anthropologist, perhaps a bit —in manner— like David Attenborough, but specializing in Essex “grifters”.
Quite funny seeing all these terribly “concerned” and virtue-signalling women (mostly women), who are, unwittingly, simply advertizing their lack of nous.
…so tweets a total loony (another “not quite all there” “Jack Monroe” fanatic).
There is no incentive for “Jack Monroe” to pause or stop her Patreon “grift”. After months of criticism and evidence presented, there are, as of today, still 635 utter mugs sending her money, between about £2,500 a month and about £30,000 a month (probably about £6,000 pcm). Why would she stop taking it? Certainly not because a few have threatened a small claim in the County Court. Those few can be paid off easily enough.
If other mugs donate via other channels, then “Jack Monroe” can simply say (or not even bother to say) “thank you very much” and keep the cash, using it for her own purposes, as she has done.
More tweets seen
Ha ha! The presumption of the girl there is incredible. Trying to grift a living as an “online influencer” or something, like thousands of others, from “Jack Monroe” and Owen Jones, through Julia Grace Patterson and others of that type, and right down to “who she?” types like the one in that tweet. She should get a job in a bottling plant or something (at least until robots take over completely).
Britain used to be a country that did things, real things, and had people at all levels who, many of them, were solid, even in the House of Commons etc. Now look…
Men (and women) of straw are now around in huge numbers and, if they were just to “disappear”, not only would I not care but in fact would actually applaud their removal.
Ha. Well put.
It is truly incredible to see just how gullible so many of these “concerned” women are, the “Jack Monroe” partisans. She has been repeating those behaviours for years— angrily snarling and threatening, then pretending to stomp off from Twitter and/or pretending to have one of a whole host of physical and/or mental conditions, then claiming to have been “bullied” or “forced off Twitter”, after which she returns within a day or two (and counts up her new donations).
Yes, many rather unstable people who somehow imagine that by at least tweeting in support of “Bootstrap Cook”, they are striking a blow against the hated “Tories”. No so. The “Jack Monroe” assertion “I can feed someone on about 61p a day” (literally what she claims, feeding a family of four for £20 a week), plays into the idea that “welfare” (social security) benefits are perfectly adequate, or even too generous.
“Jack Monroe” now knows that, however outlandish her tall tales are, hundreds if not thousands of utter mugs will believe them all, and will think her a kind of saintly warrior against poverty and injustice, no matter what obvious lies she posts.
She has claimed, ludicrously, to have been involved with fighting the fire at Grenfell Tower, to have been in high-level discussions about Government inflation statistics, to have been so poor that she had to unscrew lightbulbs to save on electricity, and that she boiled down soap to make shower gel (!). All surely, plainly, lies, obviously so to any but the totally deluded, yet her often-mentally afflicted fans lap it up, either believing the lies, or believing that they somehow do not matter.
I agree with tweeter “Littlegiteshob”. It is absolutely incredible how stupid and guillible many are.
Look at that “@tomcheater”. Does not know what day it is.
The French love massive demonstrations, but such events rarely change anything, not on their own.
When did huge marches in the UK change anything? A million marched against war in Iraq. Result— nothing. A couple of hundred thousand marched against “austerity”. Result— nothing.
So long as “Jack Monroe” has 635 utter mugs sending her a total of anywhere between £2,500 and £30,000 a month, I doubt whether she will feel any pressure to get a job. In any case, it is hard to imagine the kind of job for which she might be qualified, even leaving aside her alleged drug and drink problems, and her peculiar mentality.
Some tweeters are enraged that “Jack Monroe” has (for the umpteenth time) used faked (probably faked, allegedly faked) physical illness or feared illness, and also mental illness including suicide hints, to garner sympathy, deflect from her fraudulent or near-fraudulent “grifting”, and also to collect even more money from naive people on Twitter etc: see below
Why tweeter “@Calderpeople” thinks that “Jack Monroe” has no money any more, I have no idea. After all, the 635 Patreon mugs are still presumably paying up, and the Thrifty Kitchen book is out, though I suspect not selling well; I believe around 400 copies, including Kindle, per week. I may be slightly out, but think that each sale gets the authoress about £1, though possibly less, possibly more. See https://www.societyofauthors.org/Where-We-Stand/buying-choices/How-do-authors-get-paid.
That is on a price of £9.99 for the hardback, the original cover price of £19.99 having been abandoned, in effect.
I do think that the msm has almost dropped “Jack Monroe” now. I notice that, apart from the Independent, the newspapers have not much covered the release of the book; a few fairly low-circulation magazines have.
I was surprised to see how small she is, even up against the TV people, who are not giants:
Was someone that tiny really trained (for a while), and as she claims, as a firefighter? To me, that seems very doubtful.
“Anthea Rogers” (possibly “Jack Monroe” in disguise) weighs in:
“Jack Monroe” and cocaine
A word about the alleged cocaine abuse by the “Bootstrap Cook”: I find it interesting that (until recently) she was being supported publicly by the Jewish TV cook, Nigella Lawson, and by the (also Jewish) food critic Jay Rayner, as well as by Tom Parker Bowles (food writer, and son of Queen Camilla).
As for Nigella Lawson, she has admitted that she has (“in the past”) abused cocaine and other drugs on a number of occasions (read “regularly“?).
Then we have Tom Parker Bowles. God knows what Brigadier Parker-Bowles, his father (who was Commanding Officer of the Household Cavalry and Silver-Stick-in-Waiting to the late Queen Elizabeth), thinks of his son’s choice of career. Not that it is inherently bad, and it must be lucrative, but I wonder all the same whether there is parental disappointment.
Caught a few minutes of the BBC Radio 4 Today Programme. Some talk about “Harry” and Meghan Mulatta etc. The programme played a short part of an interview with the self-exiled former “royal”. His self-delusion is patent, saying that “the whole world” is waiting to hear from “the Palace” in reply to his accusations.
The idiot obviously thinks that the tawdry soap opera involving him and Meghan Mulatta is centre-stage in the world, whereas in reality it is just a side issue, a kind of entertainment for the masses in the UK and USA etc.
I really think that he has burned his boats now. He has become more or less a ventriliquist’s dummy; when he speaks, 90% of what is said is what the Mulatta wants to have said. Pathetic over-privileged idiot.
Hardly anything is working properly in the UK. That has in fact been the case for years, but now more people are noticing. The System is determined to destroy everything worthwhile, so that a kind of semi-dictatorship (ruling over a mixed-race population) can be instituted. The Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan.
“They” must be worming their way back in. (((they))).
She worked in the NHS for about a year or so as a junior doctor, but now just makes money online by selling stuff and getting donations, tapping into the public concern about the NHS really not working properly. A crazed facemask fanatic too (she made money selling facemasks, and forced her young son to wear one even when walking in the park). Rather unpleasant.
As I have often said previously, never trust a medical doctor who is primarily a socio-political activist.
Keywords? “Swill“, “dog’s dinner“, “inedible”, “horrible-looking“; “unhealthy” etc. My keywords, more direct than those actually used in the above-mentioned review.
More tweets seen
I rarely mention my family or living relatives on the blog, but I shall make an exception, pro bono publico.
Both my younger brothers, one in the London area, one in Sydney, Australia, had themselves “vaccinated”, and I think one at least may have been “boosted” at least once if not twice. Neither had previously had heart problems. Both have now had to have heart bypass operations, one being a triple bypass. Both were suddenly afflicted, both had to be taken into hospital urgently (last year).
Both are now OK, but, in my opinion, the events cannot be mere co-incidence, i.e. that they both developed serious heart probems after having been “vaccinated”.
Incidentally, their ways of life and diet are very divergent, one (in the UK) eating a healthy diet, the other an unregenerate old-time Australian one consisting largely of steak and booze, with scarcely a vegetable in sight.
As for me, I refused the “vaccine” several times in 2020-2021, thank God, and have no heart problems; neither (as far as I know) have I had “Covid”, though there was a period of a few weeks last year when I had a terrible flu-type ailment, and difficulty breathing at times. Maybe that was it. I rarely get anything like that, and when I do, it usually goes within a day or two. My only medication, BTW, was the odd Lemsip, with top-grade Manuka honey.
I was just looking at the latest “Jack Monroe” supporters on Twitter:
Much the same as previously: retired or near-retired minor academics, a soft-headed C. of E. vicar, marketing bods, IT bods (mostly retired), “retired HR marketing lady“, “artist“, “retired maths teacher“, “interdisciplinary researcher…lecturer, University of Kent“, “Email Marketing and Social Media Marketing Strategist“, “retired lab technician“, “widower and drum nut“, “Anti-racism. Anti-fascism. Pro LBGTQi. Pro-Choice. He/His. #BLM Fuck TERFs.“, “Francophile“, “Founder + CEO :@CareersWeek |@NCWUganda |@NCWGhana |@NCW_Foundation |@Green__Careers“, “makes films/writes things/proudly dyspraxic“, “Full prof./cis white woman“, “craft, nature, 90s music, musicals, books, chocolate, coffee, mushrooms, proud child/dog mum, mediocre business analyst“, “writer who loves to cook and travel“, “CEO Western Biological Labs in Monterey, but a citizen of the world with a base in UK [probable parody account]”, “Arts reviews, views, and opinions“, “golfer and retired maths teacher“, “Retired Chartered Engineer. ‘Citizen of nowhere’. Probably woke“, “retired company director” [etc].
In other words, mostly people over 50, with many over 60; quite a few rather loony-sounding types as well, but what leaps out is, as far as one can see, a complete absence of anyone young (under 30), an almost-complete absence of anyone under 40, a complete absence of anyone likely to be “poor” or “working class”, and a complete absence, it seems, of anyone from any recognizable ethnic minority.
The conclusion —as when blogged before re. this— is that the “Jack Monroe” supporters are basically “middle-class” virtue-signallers, most of whom probably read the Guardian and/or Observer, most of whom at least think of themselves as well-meaning, and socially conscious, most of whom seriously think that “Labour”-label would be very different from “Conservative”-label.
If I had to guess, I should imagine that most if not all the pro “Jack Monroe” crowd support the UK rejoining the EU, support the Kiev regime of the Jew Zelensky, support the facemask-wearing nonsense, support the toxic “vaccines”, support the “refugees welcome” migration-invasion (and of course they cannot see —or will not see— how mass immigration impacts pay, benefits, NHS, social services, transport, schools, and housing); they no doubt support the “LGBTQXYZ” and “trans” stuff too.
I think that those claiming that they were cheated by “Jack Monroe” should take legal action in the Small Claims Track of the County Court. Limited (or no) liability for costs if not successful, but every chance of success (on the facts as put out on Twitter anyway). Perhaps with damages expressly limited to £1,000. No need to pay out for solicitors and/or Counsel.
It would also ensure much Press coverage, quite likely not very favourable to the so-called “Bootstrap Cook”…
There does not seem much else to say, but the backwash from the storm continues.
“Jack Monroe” herself has gone for the main chance, meaning a general “I’m sort-of sorry but will not/cannot refund anyone“, combined with a plea consisting of “I’m not really guilty of anything, because I am sort-of mentally-disturbed, ex-alcoholic, maybe ex-cocaine abuser, with a huge number of physical and mental problems (self-diagnosed autistic, ADHD, arthritic etc), as well as sort-of lesbian, sort-of ‘trans’, sort-of single mother, as well as a ‘shopaholic’, and anyway have spent all the money I took from people [cheated out of well-meaning mugs]”.
I suppose that the hard-core “Jack Monroe” fans will buy all or some of that, and that the 600+ utter mugs funding her lifestyle via the Patreon website will very likely continue to do that, even as she openly mocks them.
Damage to the septum?
Tweeter “@cashandcarrots” is another one who seems to believe that “Jack Monroe” has done things that “help the poorest and most disadvantaged in society” rather than nothing except help herself (literally).
What? What exactly has she done, when you strip away the virtue-signalling on social media and in the msm? Nothing.
“@cashandcarrots””Michelle” really cannot accept that she and others have been conned by a cunning and manipulative woman entirely out for herself. Even has to pretend that one of the staunchest critics of “Jack Monroe”, “@TruthSignalUK” is somehow part of a [non-existent] “trolling” conspiracy (why would he be, though?).
“@WivFunnyFarm” has evidently bought the “I’m unwell” exculpa.
That Bleasdale person tweets all sorts of rubbish. His tweet about the “Bootstrap Cook” is a good example of entirely false logic, i.e. presenting a false choice.
“Relentless advocacy for people on the breadline“? Not really. She mostly tweets and sends other online messages about herself, mixed with a bit of typical Twitter “I hate the Tories” stuff (I feel similarly about the “Conservatives”, to put it simplistically; but I also “hate” the “Labour” hypocrites). “Jack Monroe” also constantly messages or tweets with a subtext of “please send me money“.
I wonder whether the loonies and mugs sending money regularly to “Jack Monroe” will ever wake up to the fact that she despises them and mocks them?
As for the “Bootstrap Cook” herself, what are her talents? Not cooking, that’s for sure, looking at the swill that seems to be the bulk of her cuisine.
There is nothing wrong with being well-meaning, as tweeter “@PaulOnBooks” seems to be, but that has to go in tandem with an objective outlook. We are enjoined to be “as wise as serpents and as innocent as doves“. Both.
Good advice is never, or only very rarely, to trust a medical doctor who is primarily a socio-political activist.
More “Jack Monroe” lies, it appears.
“Jack Monroe” has a number, perhaps a large number, of Twitter “sock accounts”, many of which tweet “supportive” messages to her main account. Her level of dishonesty is incredible.
Whatever her problems are, they never get in the way of taking people for as much money as possible.
Whatever one may think of Peron and his wives, the fact is that political leadership is only one factor, albeit perhaps the most important, in whether a country is rich or poor (either overall as a country and notionally per capita, or in terms of how much that wealth is actually spread among the population).
Argentina was once a very wealthy country, certainly. Uruguay too. In fact, right up to the 1950s, Uruguay was one of the most prosperous countries in the world. A number of factors changed that.
There again, between 1918 and 1939, Estonia, Latvia and Czechoslovakia were very prosperous, and the citizens were, per head, much better off than the average of those in, say, the UK, France, or most other states. That changed mainly though not solely because of political changes and invasions, notably the Second World War and Soviet invasion (1940, and later 1944, in the case of the Pribaltika states; 1945 in the case of Czechoslovakia), Germany having also effectively occupied them during most of the war years.
Cuba was, economically, once a vibrant economy, albeit suffused with corruption and inequality. Castro’s socialist regime killed the economy. His decision to replace mixed farming with, mostly, a sugar monoculture (in the 1960s) worked up to a point, so long as the Soviet Union paid over the odds for sugar (and whatever else Cuba could export) but resulted in total collapse when the hidden subsidy was removed in the early 1990s.
Likewise, Cuba’s socialist experiment resulted in an end to development in the residential housing sector. Today, Havana and much of Cuba is falling to pieces, and people try to grow their own food if they can.
Some people say that the Cuban system is good re. medicine and education. “Education” in the basic sense perhaps, though obviously rigid in terms of what can and cannot be taught. As to medicine, perhaps so, again in a basic way, though.
The question is whether the supposed advantages of such a system are enough to compensate, both for the poor economy largely the result of that system and also for the harshness of the system politically and in terms of civil rights.
Russia before 1914 was arguably the fastest-growing economy in the world. War (lost war) and then civil war and political upheavals, followed by the socialist system —especially under Stalin from about 1928— weakened, and also distorted the economy. Collectivization, prioritization of heavy industry etc.
I recall reading the memoirs of the self-publicizing Jew Armand Hammer [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armand_Hammer]; Hammer— Witness to History. He operated businesses in agreement with the Soviet Government during the 1920s, including a concession to produce pencils.
Hammer discovered that the best pencils were produced in Bavaria. He imported to Moscow both machines and German technicians.
On returning to the Soviet Union in the 1970s or 1980s (I forget; 1970s, I think), Hammer was taken to the pencil factory, still operating. He discovered that nothing had changed: the machines were still working, a few of the original workers, now in their sixties, were still there; even his own old desk was standing unchanged in the same place.
An example of the lack of dynamic change in a socialist system.
Having said that, that same system put the first satellite into space, and created some products and programmes not seen even in the finance-capitalist West. Priorities? As Goering said in the 1930s, “Guns before butter“. That is, of course, a political choice.
Political direction is the single most important factor governing the prosperity of a country, but there are others. Where would the oil states of the Middle East be without demand for oil (and gas)? Back riding camels, almost certainly.
In their case, they have money in vast amounts despite their political and religious backwardness. There again, Europeans (and Americans, who are basically European in origin) discovered the oil and gas, extracted it, knew how to refine it, and also exported it to European and other markets. The Arabs only profited because they were there, and because they were on the cusp of the two contending Cold War cultures, neither part of the Soviet world nor the Western world.
Perhaps the best way to put it is that political leadership can assist an economy but cannot create it, whereas the wrong political direction can certainly ruin an economy, especially if that direction is too rigid. See also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_threefolding.
So “Jack Monroe” cannot, by her own admission (or claim) “manage money”, she cannot cook (as far as I can see), certainly not to any kind of professional standard, and she has cheated hundreds, probably thousands, of people out of money that many can ill-afford to lose, yet the msm is still promoting her! As someone who can advise “the poor”, at that! Why?
“If someone like Al Capone can pull themselves up out of difficult times…why would anyone attack that?“