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Diary Blog, 4 December 2021

Saturday quiz

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Well, this week I was beaten, for once, by political journalist John Rentoul, who scored 8/10. I scored 6/10. The first time in months that Rentoul has scored higher than me.

I did not know the answers to questions 1, 2, and 10, and also could not recall (though I knew it in the back of my mind) the answer to question 4.

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Frightening. I recall reading a lecture by Rudolf Steiner, I think an unpublished one (read by me in manuscript at the Rudolf Steiner Library in London, 40 years ago), which if I recall aright predicted that the Earth would eventually be surrounded by a web of half-robotic, half-living creatures, akin to spiders.

I have been underwhelmed once or twice by these shows, but probably worth a selective listen, anyway.

Interesting, though it is rare for me to read things with which I am in full agreement, and this was no exception.

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

The new Australian biosecurity police state. Only forceful resistance directed at those in power will stop this.

Don’t ferry the invaders to our shores! Sink the ships and boats of the invaders.

Starmer, of course, is a barrister, and was in practice at one time at the criminal Bar, as well as later becoming both Queen’s Counsel and Director of Public Prosecutions.

In fact, “QC” is not quite the distinction it once was: 10% of the practising Bar now hold “letters patent” as QC. Still, let’s leave that aside.

I myself was once a practising barrister, as many of the readers of this blog will be aware: see https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/09/the-slide-of-the-english-bar-and-uk-society-continues-and-accelerates/.

I was always surprised at the naive mental attitude of many barristers in respect of the society in which they live and work. One often finds that barristers are not in step with the public. Often, also, the public view is the right one, and the barrister-view incorrect or too narrow.

For example, in the Tony Martin case 20+ years ago, barristers I knew were adamant that the defendant had to be guilty of murder because one of the “gypsies” (Irish tinker “travellers”) who attacked Martin’s farm (at night, miles from any help) had been shot in the back while fleeing. Legally, perhaps correct, or certainly arguable, but on appeal the judges at least recognized the realities, and reduced the conviction to manslaughter. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Martin_(farmer).

The general public backed Martin to the hilt. So did I, a barrister (at the time), but then I was never a typical grey barrister-drone.

Take another case, the EU Referendum. No doubt many barristers were pro-Brexit, but (anecdotally) most favoured Remain. The public, particularly the white English public, favoured Brexit (perhaps by 60 to 40).

Look at the terminally hopeless Change UK “party”. Packed with pro-Remain members of the Bar. Electorally? Nowhere.

My point is that the Bar is totally out of touch with public sentiment. MPs are also out of touch. Both intersecting groups are insulated by groupthink —as well as money— from the realities of UK life.

Starmer’s reported outburst does not surprise me in the slightest. A wealthy ex-lawyer, married to a Jewish woman, completely tied-up with the Jewish/Israel lobby, and who apparently (I read) owns, with his Jewish wife, a number of buy-to-let properties. His world is also that of Islington/London. London Bubble. Westminster Bubble. Bar Bubble. Remote from the concerns of most people in the UK.

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The stunning Sadie Marquardt. Surely the best bellydancer in the world. What a woman!

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“Routine” surgery? Meaning that people who have painful, often dangerous, conditions, but that are not immediately life-threatening, will be left to suffer while the System pursues its mad and/or evil “Covid” obsession.

Can you believe that millions of poor saps actually stood outside their little houses and clapped all this, only a year or so ago?!

Like Tony Blair (for whom she once worked).

Blair was only a barrister, and on a low level, for a few years before becoming an MP and, after many years, Prime Minister. Now he is said to be worth hundreds of millions of pounds. Yes, his moneygrubbing wife works as a barrister, but that scarcely explains capital of hundreds of millions. Neither came from a particularly moneyed background, either. Another mystery…

Kristalltag Wien jetzt!

There is only one justice for the government, ministers, and MPs who have done this.

The Great Replacement. The Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan.

The Great Reset…

Planned insanity, so that, eventually, the bamboozled masses reach out for anything promising social order. It is already happening. Look at the opinion polls (rigged or no). Majorities for facemask nonsense (which is pointless), “vaccines” (which don’t work), even for forced “vaccination” and punishment for non-compliers (the very hallmark of a police state dystopia).

…and answer came there none.

In fact, those refusing to say that “2+2=5” (or 55, or 555) are unwanted by the transnational conspiracy. That applies especially to Northern European (and derived from…) people.

The conspiracy wants a population, preferably mixed-race, that will listen to orders and obey, without ever questioning “the Science” or the propaganda, of the System, or the Government, and which will not ask “why has no-one died from or even become unwell with influenza for 18 months?“, or “if blacks are as intelligent and useful as whites, why does every country with a majority black population fall into poverty and savagery?“…and so on.

Bravo.

The little monkey even admits the conspiracy from his own mouth! Wants to build “a global surveillance network“…

Still say that that is “a conspiracy theory”?

The transnational conspiracy is racing ahead now, as we approach 2022, the next key year in the 33-year cycle. The last one, 1989, led to several world-changing trends: the fall of socialism, the fall of Arab/Muslim oil power, the destruction of any major military threat to Israel, etc.

We can seize back at least part of the agenda, though.

On this day, a year ago

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Any business that goes beyond bare or superficial compliance with the System “Covid” nonsense must be boycotted, or otherwise caned.

“Antifa” and other “useful idiots”, pro-Jewish lobby (usually), pro-“Covid” police state etc. Many of them, have mental illnesses or conditions.

More lies from the purveyors of lies…

“Manon des Sources” used to retweet me when I had a Twitter account (the Jew-Zionist lobby had me expelled in 2018). While we may not be ideologically at one, her tweets are well worth reading.

Is there not even one person in these islands who might…?

‘Nuff said…

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I happened to hear a very easy-going interview on BBC Radio 4 this evening. Nick Robinson interviewing expenses cheat, supporter of the Israel lobby —and otherwise sleazy— MP, Chris Bryant [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Bryant].

I came in a few minutes from the start, but it is clear that Robinson did not tax Bryant on any of his contentious “issues”, such as his cheating on his Parliamentary expenses, his “colourful” personal life, or (which is what really caught my attention) his considerable connection with the subversive and unpleasant Common Purpose network (for which Bryant was once a salaried manager) [see https://www.cpexposed.com/about-common-purpose]. See also https://wikileaks.org/wiki/Common_purpose.

Robinson did not even mention any of the several scandals which have involved Chris Bryant, who now (“couldn’t make it up” department?) is…wait for it… Chair of the Standards Committee in the House of Commons! See https://committees.parliament.uk/committee/290/committee-on-standards/news/115155/chris-bryant-mp-elected-as-chair-of-the-committee-on-standards/.

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Diary Blog, 21 June 2021

A few political thoughts, on “the longest day”

Well, it is the longest day of the year in terms of light v. darkness. That’s all about that. About politics, though, that is not all. First of all, we continue to see opinions about the Chesham and Amersham by-election upset. People saying that it was about HS2 and lax conservation of the Green Belt. Others saying that all three System parties favour HS2. Some talking (ludicrously, to my mind) about (another) “LibDem revival”, while said party is scoring only about 7% in national polling.

I admit that I had thought that the misnamed “Conservatives” would retain Chesham and Amersham, though with a large LibDem protest vote.

I think that the way to look upon such a result (and the one in Hartlepool recently) is as akin to, say, the Brexit Referendum. A kick at the status quo.

People are not satisfied with the way the country is declining, want something done, and see that the System parties are useless and indeed often hostile to their interests, but see also that there are no credible parties outside the System either.

Look at Batley and Spen. A Labour candidate in effect trying to benefit from the sympathy vote around her assassinated (5 years ago) sister, which sympathy vote may not even exist, in that the 2016 by-election was totally rigged by having no main party opposition; the turnout was only 25%! Some “sympathy vote”! About 80% of eligible voters did not vote Labour in 2016! Makes you think.

The Conservatives, if they win at Batley, will not really win on merit, but because people, especially white people (the people “formerly known as” English…) have given up on Labour. The former Labour voters, if English, will either abstain, or vote Conservative, but I would guess mostly abstain. As for the Muslims, who are very important in the by-election, they would until recently have all voted Labour, but now that it is clear that Labour is totally controlled by the Jewish lobby, will either abstain or vote Galloway (“Workers’ Party”).

Look at the joke “parties” and candidates on the “British nationalist” side at the by-election! Ann Marie Waters and Jayda Fransen! I would not vote for either of those were I in Batley and Spen! Forget it…

What most English (I say “English” specifically) people want is an English form (no uniforms and salutes!) of National Socialism, but brought into the contemporary milieu as pan-European social nationalism. The problem is that most of those people do not know it…and of course are misled by “the usual suspects” in the msm.

Then we have the continuing nonsense around the Coronavirus “panicdemic”. Continuing facemask nonsense, continuing and hugely damaging lockdowns etc. Apparently, there will be a fourth “national lockdown”! All because of the “Indian variant” (aka “Delta variant” in case Indians are offended), which in most people has symptoms akin to a mild cold. This would be ridiculous, but of course is really part of a transnational conspiracy, imposition of a “Great Reset”.

Talking about political parties in the UK, only (a few) Conservative Party MPs have even turned up at the House of Commons to protest against the recent lockdown extension. The Labour, LibDem and SNP MPs did not attend. Not one. So much for “democratic choice”! Like a box of Soviet chocolates— different shapes, but all with the same filling!

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Well, George Galloway may be a political joke, but msm drones like John Sweeney are not always reliable sources either. Sweeney once called IRA murderer Martin McGuinness [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_McGuinness] one of his “political heroes”. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Sweeney_(journalist).

…and much, maybe 90%, of that refers to the Jewish-Zionist influence and/or control over the British mass media…

That is not the only aspect, however. We are now seeing a similar pattern of control and censorship in respect of the “Covid-19” “panicdemic”:

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Diary Blog, 10 May 2021, with thoughts about Rachel Reeves and the floundering Labour Party

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Labour “getsmuchworse”

I happened to see the tweet below, which mentions events from eight years ago.

Now Rachel Reeves is back in the news, having been appointed Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer by Jewish-lobby puppet Keir Starmer.

What do we know about Rachel Reeves? Wikipedia has this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rachel_Reeves.

I have been trying to discover whether Rachel Reeves is part-Jewish. No firm conclusion, though my instinct says yes. Be that as it may, the Labour Party is something of a family business for Rachel Reeves and her sister Ellie [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellie_Reeves]: both Labour Party MPs, and the sister, Ellie Reeves, is married to another Labour MP, John Cryer [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Cryer].

All are pro-Israel, as far as I have been able to discover. Certainly Rachel Reeves is. She is the Vice-Chair of Labour Friends of Israel, supports the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation, and has even written one chapter of a book which was effectively Israeli propaganda.

Rachel Reeves is married to one Nicholas Joicey, a former Treasury civil servant who is currently Finance Director-General at the Department of Work and Pensions [DWP]: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholas_Joicey. He was at one time speechwriter for Gordon Brown.

A few indicators to Rachel Reeves’ character and views:

Reeves was named in 2011 by The Guardian newspaper as being one of several MPs who employ unpaid interns, a practice that some maintain may breach the National Minimum Wage Act 1998.” [Wikipedia]

In 2013, she caused controversy, especially among the left-wing members of the Labour Party, by stating that they would be “tougher” than the Conservative Party in cutting benefits.” [Wikipedia]

She caused controversy in early 2015 by stating “We [Labour] don’t want to be seen, and we’re not, the party to represent those who are out of work”.” [Wikipedia]

Reeves’ parliamentary credit card was stopped at the start of 2015, owing to a debt of £4,033.63, which she subsequently repaid.[33] In 2018, she claimed £188,686 in expenses, of which £149,514 was in staffing costs and £22,089 in office costs, £30,422 more than the average parliamentary claim of £158,264.” [Wikipedia]

So there we have it. Once you take away some kind of early-ingrained Labour tribalism, there is nothing “socialist” or even “social-democratic” there. I am not certain that she can even be described as an example of “managerial socialism” or the like, in the latter-day Blair-Brown sense.

Rachel Reeves is an economist, and I am sure that she has no difficulty separating the concept of running a national economy from that of running one’s own domestic finances, but her apparent inability to prevent herself running up (interest-free?) credit card debt (paid for by the taxpayer?) does sit awkwardly both with her new status and with her former pronouncements attacking the unemployed, poor, those on State benefits etc. Particularly as she and her husband (his salary being about £170,000 p.a.) are getting about half a million pounds in pay, expenses and perks annually out of the public purse…

Where does that leave the Labour Party? Up that well-known creek without a paddle, arguably.

As I have repeatedly blogged, the Labour Party now has almost nothing in common with what it was in 1930, 1960, 1990, or even 2000. The same could be said of the Conservative Party, but we are talking about Labour at present.

The Keir Starmer and Rachel Reeves Labour Party will find it hard to appeal to any defined bloc of voters. Even in 2010 (after “Labour” had brought in the ATOS carpetbaggers etc), the poorer sections of society could still view Labour as at least better, less harsh, than the Conservative Party. Now (and now that Corbyn and his supporters have been purged), it is hard to see that voter-demographic as bothering to go out to vote Labour.

Another bloc of voters, those not “affluent” but not actually poor, also probably see nothing to vote for in the Starmer and Reeves Labour Party.

What about the more affluent? Maybe. Some. The metropolitan pro-EU types. Those, maybe. However, they are a minority, a fairly small minority. We have just seen that Labour’s new (supposed) stronghold, London, almost toppled Sadiq Khan from the Mayoralty, despite the fact that the Conservative Party put up a West Indian who was almost a joke candidate.

Labour is said to have a great deal more traction among “the young”, whether that means the under-25s or just under-40s. Perhaps, but whether that will be true now that stale Starmer and Reeves are in control, I wonder. Maybe not.

Labour may find itself reduced to being a niche party for certain black-brown “communities”, and for some of the publicly-paid employees.

Then there is the question of the SNP, the only bloc of MPs likely to give support (on conditions) to any minority Labour government which might be formed somewhere down the line. If Scotland breaks away, that is Labour’s last lifeline gone.

There was much to laugh at in Corbyn-Labour, but this Starmer/Reeves idea of a “managerial”, or “we can run workhouses better!” pseudo-Labourism is doomed from the start.

If Labour wants to have even a semblance of a chance at electoral success, it has to get rid of Starmer, Reeves and their like.

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Where Jews exist in any but very small numbers, non-Jews will always be exploited, and can never be free. That is as true in Europe (and including the UK) as it is in the Middle East.

We in the UK are as much occupied as are the Palestinians; the (((control))) in the UK is simply more sophisticated.

So what? What does it matter whether it is “anti-Semitic”? There is nothing wrong with being “anti-Semitic”. Au contraire…

[addendum: I used to have a copy of Margarete Buber-Neumann’s book of her life (up to 1949), Under Two Dictators. She found life as a prisoner under German rule, though hard indeed, far easier than in Stalin’s prisons and labour camps: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margarete_Buber-Neumann; https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.227294]

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Non-Jewish but fervently pro-Israel tweeter Emma Picken opines thus:

Perhaps Jerusalem would be more peaceful if Jewish supremacists did not hold an annual “conquerors’ celebration” march through the East Jerusalem Arab Muslim neighbourhoods currently celebrating Ramadan; or if Jews stopped trying to steal the homes of the Arabs (Palestinians) and evict those families so that Jew extremist families can go from Tel Aviv and New York City to live in those stolen houses? Just a thought, as people say…

I blogged about Bitcoin well over three years ago: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/12/10/thoughts-about-bitcoin/

Interesting. I have to admit that I had not heard of the Yorkshire Party before today.

Good to see that “European Housewife” is still around.

Long long ago, in the mid-1970s, I knew a woman, now I imagine long-deceased, whose maiden name was de Lusignan. The de Lusignans were the Norman rulers of Cyprus about 900 years ago.

That woman, rumoured to be part-Afghan despite the other supposed ancestry, had something of the look of “European Housewife”. I remember her well. I last encountered her when exiting the Aeroflot office in London, sometime in the early/mid 1990s. She was walking down Piccadilly. I would probably not have recognized her, not immediately, but a lady accompanying me did, at a slight distance too. There was a brief conversation on the pavement. The de Lusignan lady was amazed when it was pointed out to her that I was the Ian she had known in 1976. She had not at all recognized me.

Diane Abbott

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9561493/They-dont-Diane-Abbott-says-Keir-Starmer-campaigning-bring-free-movement.html

Between Diane Abbott and Rachel Reeves, Labour is doomed…

Rudolf Hess

I am reminded that today is the anniversary of the gallant and quixotic attempt by Rudolf Hess to call a halt to the conflict between the German Reich and the British Empire: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudolf_Hess#Attempted_peace_mission; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudolf_Hess.

What a better world we would all now be living in had the Second World War either not started (on the Western Front especially), or had it stopped in 1940 (after Dunkirk), or even had it stopped, or been limited in its scope, in and after 1941.

[Rudolf Hess with Professor Haushofer, c.1920]
[Rudolf Hess, Nuremberg, 1934]

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Diary Blog, 7 May 2021, including results and analysis around the Hartlepool by-election

Hartlepool by-election

I blogged about this the day before yesterday, and also a month ago: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2021/04/06/hartlepool-by-election-2021-preliminary-look/; https://ianrobertmillard.org/2021/05/05/diary-blog-5-may-2021-with-more-thoughts-about-the-hartlepool-by-election-and-latest-news-about-alison-chabloz/.

[More about the Hartlepool by-election etc below]

Tweets seen around midnight last night:

Can the truth of that last comment be denied?

Again, nothing much to be added to that, except that that very slender Conservative Party win (another by-election, in 1959) was on different constituency boundaries.

Another accurate tweet.

Could that be because the voters feel that they have had no real choice?

As for Sky News, their figure for yesterday’s turnout was wildly wrong. Real turnout was about 42%…

More about Hartlepool later.

That Jessica Simor (((person))) seems to have little political nous; was a candidate for the always-doomed “Change UK” short-lived party, and gives me the impression of someone who seems to think that she takes the moral high ground. The air in Hampstead seems to have that effect on some of its residents. Oh, no, wait…https://order-order.com/people/jessica-simor/.

I enjoyed especially her tweet about how others have “unbelievable silver spoons stuck in their mouths“, which is often true in the UK (as elsewhere) but comes awkwardly from a woman who attended St. Paul’s Girls’ School and St. Catherine’s College, Oxford, followed by both City University and Kings’ College London!

St. Paul’s Girls’ School, famous inter alia for the fact that Gustav Holst [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustav_Holst] taught there and wrote his St. Paul’s Suite there [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Paul%27s_Suite], currently charges between £8,000-£10,000 per term, or £24,000-£30,000 per year! Not including textbooks etc. https://spgs.org/admissions/fees/; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Paul%27s_Girls%27_School. Silver spoon territory? They do offer some scholarships and bursaries.

Seems that some members of the Bar can, e.g. swear prolifically at people on Twitter without (Bar) censure, yet I —who only tweeted five completely true and accurate tweets on political and social issues— had to be disbarred to placate the Jewish lobby: see https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/09/the-slide-of-the-english-bar-and-uk-society-continues-and-accelerates/. Oh, and the great “human rights” barristers at, inter alia, Matrix Chambers (which Jessica Simor co-founded in 2000), said and tweeted not a word in defence of my rights to socio-political expression.

I was also surprised that the Simor woman, in one tweet in that Guido Fawkes report above, renders “I could make neither head nor tail of it” as “I couldn’t make head or tale of it.” That’s no more than semi-literate.

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Yes. My mother-in-law (aged 99) was recently in hospital for a fracture. After 2 weeks under the hit or miss care of the NHS, she was routinely tested for “Covid-19”. Positive. She had no symptoms. Obviously picked up the virus in the hospital. Was discharged a week or so later. Had she then died from any cause, even in a car accident, she would have become another “died within 28 days of a positive test” statistic. The whole thing is a ludicrous misapplication of statistics and propaganda.

Sadly deluded. A student or ex-student who would have been more at home in Blair/Brown days, it seems.

Ha ha! How could this unthinking young Labourite miss the 4 years of Jewish-lobby bile against Corbyn? Every day, and on every msm platform! I am not even a Labour supporter (or member, or voter), and it was unmissable! Plots, conspiracies, legal cases…Labour Friends of Israel MPs and the rest.

Hartlepool results and thoughts thereon

Wikipedia has been quick off the mark: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2021_Hartlepool_by-election.

Conservative Party first with 51.9%; Labour second with…28.7%. That’s the headline, of course.

Interesting to note that the eligible electorate is over 70,000. Of those, only 29,933 turned out to vote, and only 8,589 voted Labour. About 12% of the entire eligible electorate.

The demise of the LibDems was confirmed (again): 7th place, with only 1.2% of the vote (349 votes). The worst-ever LibDem result in the constituency, by far. The LibDems got 4.1% last time, in 2019; in 2017, only 1.8%, and in the 2015 meltdown, 1.9% (2010, 17.1%, but in 2005 they got 30.4% and 2nd place, and in 2004, which was another by-election, 34.2% and another 2nd place, that time only 6 and a half points behind the winning Labour candidate).

The 3rd, 4th and 5th places at Hartlepool were taken by an Independent, Sam (Samantha) Lee, a local businesswoman and former local journalist (note: local…), who achieved a creditable nearly 10% of the vote, then “Heritage” and “Reform UK” parties, effectively UKIP/Brexit Party offshoots. 1.6% and 1.2% respectively. Green Party took 6th place, also with 1.2% of the vote.

The Northern Independence Party, which I thought would get around 5%, in fact attracted only 235 votes (0.8%, 10th placed) and looks washed-up already. I had thought that their concept might prove attractive to many “up North”. Seems not. Not so far, at least. Rather unimpressive also that they are so disorganized that they failed to register in time with the Electoral Commission, so their candidate, Thelma Walker, a former Labour MP, had to stand as Independent. They might have done better under their real banner.

The remaining eight candidates were either Independents or crank-party candidates, and only one got more than 0.5% of the vote.

What does this result mean, in the wider sense? Firstly, that Jewish-lobby puppet Keir Starmer is too colourless to make any impression at all. Part-Jew chancer and fraud “Boris” may be corrupt, incompetent, and unfit to be an MP, let alone PM, but he has (carefully-cultivated) presence, a fact recognized by the huge Munich-style effigy of him that appeared at the by-election count. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnival_in_Germany,_Switzerland_and_Austria#Alemannic_Fastnacht

Hartlepool by-election: 'Shattering' loss for Labour - BBC News

Reminiscent of Berlusconi in Italy a number of years ago, or of some banana republic.

As I have blogged before, Keir Starmer has nothing to offer the people, and nothing to say except “I was the Director of Public Prosecutions!”. Nothing to offer. Nothing at all. As some wag commented on Twitter a while ago, were the “Conservatives” to open workhouses in the manner of the Dickensian age, Starmer-Labour would be there to agree with the policy, but say that it should be run more efficiently and slightly more fairly…

Then we recall Starmer on his knees, with dim deputy Angela Rayner, not so long ago, professing fealty to the “Black Lives Matter” nonsense. That must have played well in Hartlepool, which has a proud, if poor, English/British history…

The problem Labour has, though, is not Starmer but its own identity and role. As I have blogged before, the System parties were all products of the 19th and early-20th centuries (taking the LibDems to be an extension of the old and once-governing Liberal Party).

Somewhere like Hartlepool may look superficially similar to what it did in 2010, 1997, 1980s, even 1960s, but the social changes in the UK have been huge. No large nationalized industries. Few manufacturing industries at all. A growing atomization of the individual in society. Lessening “community”. Growing socio-political volatility. Insecurity. The Internet. In places such as Hartlepool, a considerable drug problem to add to the traditional drink problem.

The old parties have no answers, and not even any questions, about all of that. What Hartlepool and many other places want, perhaps without knowing it, is social nationalism. A new socio-national community to replace the old forms of community that are now all but gone.

Look at that by-election: not one social-national candidate, not even from the joke “parties” such as For Britain or Britain First. The voters wanted rid of Labour. If you like, “Problem— get rid of fake Labour; Method— vote fake Conservative, or stay at home and watch fake reality-TV shows”. Apathy and abstention was enough to sink Labour, as in 2019.

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Short and sweet (and true).

She’s right (for once). Where (I apprehend) she is wrong is in impliedly saying that Labour did better in 2017 because of Corbyn. Partly-true maybe, but had UKIP not taken 11.5% of the vote in 2017, Labour, though still in front, would have won by only about 5 points.

It was not always thus. I have never been a Labour member, supporter, or even voter, but many Labour MPs up until the 1980s were decent British ex-workers, others were at least reasonable intellectuals of sorts. I might not have agreed with all they said or did, but they had integrity, most of them. Now look! Since, say, 1989, freeloaders, careerists, expenses cheats, fakes. Jess Phillips, Ruth Smeeth (now binned), Patricia Hewitt (gone), Mandelson, the whole pack of Blair/Jew lobby MPs. Many are still around, unfortunately.

Look at Williams, the Hartlepool candidate that Labour put up: a medic who preferred to “get ahead” as an MP; formerly failed in another constituency; wanted to become a Police and Crime Commissioner too. Rather “dodgy” generally; pro-EU, pro-Jewish Lobby. Never trust a doctor who becomes a politician. A good rule of thumb, by the way.

During the by-election campaign, Williams apologised for a tweet he posted in 2011: “Do you have a favourite Tory MILF? Mind-blowing dinner table conversation”.[38] He was defended by Starmer, while Labour peer and former shadow Attorney General Shami Chakrabarticalled for him to be replaced “immediately”.[39] Williams’ campaign featured a pledge to return hospital services to the town, but was accused of hypocrisy after it emerged that he was a co-author of a clinical commissioning group report which recommended the closure of those services in 2013.” [Wikipedia]

A social-national party, were one allowed to exist at all in what is a society of increasing socio-political repression, might not be “voted in” —because the (((System))) would probably make sure of that— but would be a way of gathering support for an attempt to seize power by any other means.

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A pretty silly tweet. Corbyn, whatever his faults, was at least as “electable” as Starmer, but that is, well, not very…and the tweeter ignores the 4 years of Jewish propaganda carried on against Corbyn, on a daily basis, and on every single msm platform (and many online too).

Every single one of those MPs is either a Jew or a Jewish-lobby puppet. Expenses freeloader and anti-Corbyn plotter Tom Watson has not only been given the very well-paid sinecure previously occupied by Michael Dugher (another puppet of “the lobby”, now head of a betting organization) but is even getting paid non-political TV appearances. As people say, “ker-ching”…

Two stupid tweets for the price of one. They would probably like that Nigerian bigmouth, Femi Oluwole [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Femi_Oluwole], still posing as a political activist while living in his affluent parents’ attic, to be Labour leader! Don’t laugh too quickly! Of course, by then Labour will be about as popular as the LibDems are now…

For “British media”, read “Labour Party members”…

Maybe, but probably not. Had Corbyn done that, the Corbyn candidate would have got about half, maybe more, of the Labour vote at Hartlepool, but even taking that as maybe 25%+ (half of 50%+ as in the past), that would still be a close contest if the Conservatives were not also challenged by (as in the past) a Brexit Party or similar; which would probably still result in a Con victory…

System politicians rarely start new parties, mainly because few succeed. One of the few that might have done was Enoch Powell. He just might have gathered enough support from Conservative voters and others (eg National Front voters) to get a bloc of MPs. He decided, though, to reprise Parnell [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Stewart_Parnell], who controlled a bloc of pro-Home Rule (Irish Independence or autonomy) MPs in the 19thC; Powell thought to do that, on a smaller scale, with Ulster Unionists. Never got anywhere. He was too tied up in traditional thinking. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enoch_Powell.

If that was indeed Powell’s strategy, it was based on faulty thinking (surprising, in someone of Powell’s intellect): Parnell controlled around 90 MPs in the late 19thC; Powell could never have hoped for that with the Ulster Unionists.

Possibly a System politician to watch: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Houchen.

In fact, that 2015 poster was one of the better Labour attempts. I suppose that the very silly tweeter hates the “control immigration” bit…but the migration-invasion and encouragement thereof was one of the aspects of Corbynism that appalled many voters…

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BBC PM

Listening to PM for the first time in quite a while, heard an interview with Ben Houcher, the Teesside Mayor. Not very impressive in terms of content, but full of confidence, and his electoral result speaks for itself.

Then came an interview with three Labour activists. Not very interesting, though I agreed with their point that “Boris” is “an act” (as they put it), “supported by a sycophantic mass media“. Also true. None openly called for Starmer to go. They really should…

The most interesting thing heard was from the presenter, Evan Davis, in the Ben Houcher interview, who expressed the idea that politics in the UK is “going beyond Left and Right“. Well, I have been saying that for years, decades even. Always the Cassandra, usually right but rarely listened to…

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Good to see.

Typical (?) UK Labour supporter of 2021: “ Historical novelist, THE SEA GATE out now. UK publisher of GRRM, Hobb, Lawrence, Feist; ex-Tolkien publisher; gardener. Married to a Berber chef. #CFC #Chelsea...Location Cornwall/Morocco”…[https://www.janejohnsonbooks.com/].

Not that she is entirely wrong about the influence of the mass media, but she completely fails to see that the Conservative Party won Hartlepool not because the eligible voters were supporters of the Conservative Party and/or finance-capitalism (egged on by the msm) and voted accordingly, but because out of 70,000+ eligible voters, only about 8,500 went out to vote Labour.

Why? Because Labour is useless. It is now once more completely in the pocket of the Jew/Zionist/Israel lobby, and its MPs are mostly worthless chancers, expenses blodgers, and/or careerists; many of them (especially but certainly not exclusively the blacks) are also as thick as two short planks. Also, Labour scarcely opposes the Government at all, but supports it, or cavils at unimportant details (Keir Starmer was, after all, best known as a prosecution lawyer who became DPP).

The Conservative Party did not win Hartlepool— Labour lost it.

Incidentally, that lady “@JaneJohnsonBakr” is a director of HarperCollins publishers: https://www.janejohnsonbooks.com/about/. Whatever her ideological leanings, I think that it can probably be surmised that she does not have the financial struggles common to most of the voters of Hartlepool, and it sounds as though she is far from them in terms of outlook, as well.

I do not think it unfair to say that there we have Labour’s problem in a nutshell. It can get the (apparent) support of a presumably rather affluent lady who, with her Moroccan husband, splits her time between her houses in Cornwall and Morocco, but it cannot get the support of over 60,000 of the 70,000 struggling English voters of somewhere like Hartlepool…

Here’s another of the lady’s tweets, expressly contemptuous of the British people:

I wonder whether she supported Tony Blair’s government?…

Not that she is wrong about “Boris”, of course; and the people are easily fooled, that’s true.

She seems to support censorship too…

No wonder that she feels at home in Morocco!
“Freedom of the press
 is quasi-absent and many journalists are thought to practice self-censorship.” [Wikipedia] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_rights_in_Morocco#Freedom_of_expression.

She seems to think it wonderful that Liverpool now has a “black” woman as Mayor! These people…! You really could not make it up…

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The lady featured above is still tweeting…

She should stop bleating about being “progressive” and just come out 100% for “enlightened” dictatorship…though I see her point about “Fred” (supposedly) from Hartlepool (supposedly)…Is he a joker?

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[еврей играет красиво…]

Diary Blog, 6 May 2021

Hartlepool by-election

I have blogged previously about Hartlepool’s significant by-election, which is being held today: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2021/05/05/diary-blog-5-may-2021-with-more-thoughts-about-the-hartlepool-by-election-and-latest-news-about-alison-chabloz/; and https://ianrobertmillard.org/2021/04/06/hartlepool-by-election-2021-preliminary-look/.

Mainstream media are predicting a Conservative Party victory, while continuing to pretend that a contest between two very similar System parties (and a few cranks and no-chances) is “democracy”, though it seems that, thanks to FPTP voting, the main binary choices will capture about 90%, maybe 95%, of all votes cast.

Turnout will probably be quite low.

I was just looking at a couple of tweets about the contest:

That refers to the outgoing (going, gone…) MP, Mike Hill, who denies sex pest allegations but who decided to stand down as MP because of them. Hm…Still, he can always return to work at the local library…or do a bit of useless trade union droning…[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Hill_(British_politician)].

People may be surprised that I repost the tweet of a Jew-Zionist scribbler, but “there is no religion higher than truth”, as they say.

The fact is that communities such as Hartlepool are clutching at straws. That does not mean that they are totally stupid. True, the misnamed “Conservatives” are not worthy, and they have been in power, nationally, for 11 years now, but the voters of Hartlepool have had Labour MPs for nearly 50 years, and feel exploited. They can only bin Labour by voting Conservative (or at least staying at home and not voting).

In some countries at some times, failed political parties (members of) face imprisonment and even execution. In the UK, we are kinder. Those parties simply face political death. It happened to the once-all-powerful Liberal Party (though a ghostly shadow still exists, the LibDems), it is now happening to both Labour and Conservative parties. Labour first to go, it seems.

That one, above, the well-known Jewish actress, used to block me on Twitter, I think (my Twitter account was closed down by a Jew-Zionist claque-barrage of complaints in 2018) and even tweet against me occasionally. Correct here, though. Look at that tweet by one Grace Blakely:

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Where does one start? Perhaps by expressing “surprise” (no, not really, not these days) that a young woman [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_Blakeley] from a privileged background, privately-educated in Hampshire, and with (for what it is worth these days) a “First” from Oxford, prefers the philosophical-psychological term “ressentiment” to the straightforward standard English “resentment”…I suppose that she picked that up while doing her PPE back-of-postcard degree at St. Peter’s, Oxford. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ressentiment

Secondly, by examining the claim that those with a “degree” (even if a “McDegree” from a “McUniversity”, are “the educated“. That is so Blair-1997…pretty outdated as a expression of reality.

Sadly, the “degree” from a “university” is no guarantee of real education, now that nearly half of all persons over 17 go to a “university”. Going to Oxford is no guarantee either, as both Grace Blakely and, for another example, Louise Mensch (if anyone remembers that stupid creature) bear witness.

As a matter of fact, both of the above are also examples of the pointlessness or near-pointlessness of Twitter. Grace Blakely has, apparently, 132,000 Twitter “followers”, while the lunatic Mensch has (looking at her Twitter account for the first time in a couple of years) 281,000! One Direction pop group has 31.5 million!

Grace Blakely is apparently appointed as a Visiting Fellow at the Open University! This country is so screwed, it really is…

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So what is left of the Royal Navy is being used to show the flag in a fishing dispute with a close ally of this country (Brexit notwithstanding), but 200+ migrant-invaders are being “rescued” and then escorted across the Channel by the same navy and/or the ludicrous Border Force, every day. Mad…

Arguably unfair, because the misnamed “Conservatives” are really as bad as equally-misnamed “Labour”, but the Tony Blair Labour government deliberately imported millions of non-Europeans with the express intent of destroying Britain’s racial and cultural foundation. The Jewess, Barbara Roche, a minister of state under Blair, admitted as such privately. Labour now is really just the party of the blacks and browns and/or the public service workers (and a few other smaller groups). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Roche; https://www.migrationwatchuk.org/press-article/83; https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/tony-blair/12175813/Tony-Blair-accused-of-conspiracy-over-mass-immigration.html.

That made me laugh. My own blogs about Dominic Cummings: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2020/01/03/dominic-cummings-a-government-of-dystopia-and-lunacy-posing-as-genius/; https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/08/10/les-eminences-grises-of-dystopia/.

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True up to a point.

Were I maliciously-inclined, I suppose that I should encourage pedestrians to push off the riders whenever seen. However, where I live there are few “e-scooters” (in fact, I believe that I have only seen one), so on this occasion I shall say “none of my business”.

The revolution devours its own children…

This time, involving the tiny and unpleasant “Resisting Hate” “antifascist” troll-org, led by the well-fed Roanna Carleton-Taylor of (near) Chesterfield, Derbyshire.

Seems that either Roanna Carleton-Taylor or an associate (she uses several Twitter accounts anyway) posted something involving a banana to a black, which apparently is considered “racist”, though I cannot see why. I myself eat the occasional yellow fruit, after all.

Anyway, there ensued a several-days-long Twitter storm in a teacup, which dragged in “Dr” Louise Raw (prolific pro-“antifa” tweeter) and at least one mentally-disturbed Jewish Zionist woman from North London.

“Dr” Raw has not tweeted for the past week, I now notice.

I concede that I have not followed the nonsense, and am merely amused at the supposed “anti-racists” of different types all tearing chunks out of each other.

The denouement? Roanna “antifashwitch”, the former “@Witchofpeace” on Twitter (she tweeted once about how she kills spiders when putting a curse on someone! Odd…I thought that that brought down bad luck upon the killer…), has changed her account to “@oilpaintwitch” and has posted this:

Can you “resign” from an “organization” that is just you yourself, with a few other idiots? Oh, well, there it is.

Well, I do not pretend to have followed the progress of this silly (and typical) Twitter-spat between groups of Twitter trolls whose greatest achievement (in their own little minds) is when someone of whom they disapprove is “deplatformed” by being expelled from Twitter or Facebook. In fact, I seem to remember that (((Roanna))) and (((some))) associates tweeted happily about my wrongful disbarment in 2016: for the disbarment, see https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/09/the-slide-of-the-english-bar-and-uk-society-continues-and-accelerates/.

As I have blogged previously, I have never seen any of these sorts of “antifascist” and/or Jewish Zionist trolls offer any policies or ideas about how to improve society (except by advocating the “removal” of those they deem “Nazi”, “fascist”, “racist” etc). It’s all negative and all, at root, based around their own hate (they, unwittingly ironically, always claim to oppose “hate”, of course…). cf. “Hope Against Hate” etc.

I have to admit that I am rather curious as to what happened to the £12,000 that Roanna, Mike Stuchbery (the pro-“antifa” tweeter, would-be “journalist”, would-be “historian” and general grifter), and a Pakistani solicitor extracted, via GoFundMe, from 700 well-meaning (?) mugs, on the premise that Stuchbery was going to sue “Tommy Robinson” (Stephen Yaxley-Lennon). Never happened. As far as I know, the only action taken was a very poorly-drafted letter from the Pakistani, which may or may not have been delivered to “Robinson”.

For me, that whole “sue Tommy Robinson” thing reads like an out and out scam. I may be wrong, but if I am, what did happen to the money? https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/10/23/a-few-words-about-mike-stuchbery/; https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/11/27/mike-stuchbery-and-tommy-robinson-legal-dispute/.

London Mayoral election

Apparently, one of the minor candidates for London Mayor has been associating with some alleged fraudsters: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/should-someone-who-wants-london-24047689. Strangely enough, though, I saw nothing in the msm about the fairly recent video put out by “Conservative” candidate Shaun Bailey, which featured a woman best described as a “Balkan fraud”, and who was convicted of both fraud and forgery at Southwark Crown Court in 2013. Come to that, Bailey himself was, arguably, lucky not to face more than a police investigation when his non-profit quasi-charity had to be wound up some years ago. Oddly enough, all the monies had disappeared, and large amounts had apparently been spent on hotels and restaurants for…Shaun Bailey.

Fortunately for West Indian-origined Bailey, the voters in today’s election will have voted by the time I post this; in any case, Bailey has little chance of beating Sadiq Khan in the contest.

I wonder why the Conservative Party picked Bailey? I remember seeing him on one of the Andrew Neil politics shows on the BBC, years ago. Unimpressive. A West Indian with a big mouth and not much of interest to say. I suppose that, London now being a mainly non-white city, the Con Party decided that it needed a non-white candidate. Well, that fell flat (it seems).

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[painting by Vicente Romero]

Diary Blog, 5 May 2021, with more thoughts about the Hartlepool by-election, and latest news about Alison Chabloz

Alison Chabloz— update

The likely date of early release is now some day uncertain next week. “They” are trying to get their full pound of flesh, it seems.

Latest news about persecuted singer-songwriter Alison Chabloz is that, according to usually-reliable sources, her early release on electronic tag has been further delayed by wrangling over the terms of her release; in other words, it may be that the Jew-Zionist lobby, operating as always behind the scenes, is trying to have her gagged, i.e. there may be conditions around use of or posting on the Internet. Such conditions, if imposed, might last until the end of the 18 weeks starting on 31 March 2021, the day of her sentencing; if so, she may be unable to post until early August 2021.

[Alison Chabloz]

Books, letters and cards can be sent as follows:

Alison Chabloz, A6478EK,
HMP Bronzefield,
Woodthorpe Rd,
Ashford, Middx.,
TW15 3JZ
UK

Books sent should be *new, *paperback and preferably (though not necessarily) sent via online vendors [important update: Bronzefield Prison now does not accept Amazon deliveries but will accept books from elsewhere]

Tweets seen

Looks as though the technology first publicly seen in the 1965 film, Thunderball, has finally come of age and is finally of use in practical operations:

Worth watching (pity about the horrible ending soundtrack, though).

I gave a brief assessment of the upcoming Hartlepool by-election a month ago: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2021/04/06/hartlepool-by-election-2021-preliminary-look/.

As to System-friendly faux-revolutionary Owen Jones, I have in the past given an assessment of him too: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/01/04/a-brief-word-about-owen-jones/.

The few, in (eg) Hartlepool, who are still Labour loyalists, point at achievements of the past, such as those of the Attlee government of 1945 (NHS, mainly…), but that is like saying that Lloyd George brought in the Old Age Pension, so vote Liberal, or LibDems in today’s terms. Absurd. Doesn’t work…

It is ridiculous for people in Hartlepool to vote “Conservative”, but it is equally silly to vote “Labour”, which supports mass immigration, and in that and other respects is now almost identical in real policy terms to the equally-misnamed “Conservatives”, and now led by a man who is married to a Jewish woman lawyer, whose children are being brought up as Jewish, and who is a puppet of the Jewish Zionist lobby.

Does Keir Starmer have anything to say to the people of Hartlepool? No. Neither, of course, does the part-Jew chancer and political bad joke, Boris Johnson. However, the voters of Hartlepool have no other realistic choice. The electoral system is itself a fraudulent bad joke. The result is that those voters want a change, but cannot get a change except to make a gesture at least, by binning Labour, which has won Hartlepool since 1974 when the present constituency was created.

The opinion polls show the Conservative Party well ahead of Labour in the Hartlepool race. The result may be tighter than some expect, but it seems likely that Labour will lose to the Conservative Party.

It is unlikely that Reform UK (effectively Brexit Party without the name, the support, or even the leader— traitorous Farage has decamped for the money) will get many votes. Thus the Conservative Party vote will be little impacted.

As for Labour, I predict a poor showing. There are many in Hartlepool, no doubt, who will not vote Conservative under any circumstances. Many former Labour voters, as in the 2019 General Election, will probably vote with their feet, and stay at home to watch the televised sport and pseudo-“celebrity” nonsense so beloved of the contemporary British masses. If so, the Labour Party is toast at Hartlepool.

A Conservative Party “victory by default” at Hartlepool is more than likely, and the same effect will be seen, in the near future, across much of England, in the absence of a real social-national party.

Tweets seen

A good idea, it seems.

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Diary Blog, 1 May 2021

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[Petrograd 1917]

Tweets seen

Communism“? Socialism, surely? I thought that Hitchens was once a Marxist (Trotskyist)?

“From the sublime to the ridiculous”, 1960s Prime Minister Harold Wilson almost invariably smoked a pipe in public to show that he was one of “the people”, whereas in fact he preferred cigars (Havanas), not a very “proletarian” choice (even in Cuba).

[Prime Minister of the UK, Harold Wilson, 1966, at Hugh Town, St. Mary’s, Isles of Scilly, with me (aged 9, or just 10, on far left of photo), brothers, and bodyguard (almost out of shot, far right)]

Unwilling to register with the Independent, I cannot read that article, but the conclusion seems (based on the quoted remark) to be right. Starmer, the Jewish Lobby puppet, is (as I predicted from the start) hopeless and as dull as ditchwater, but he is no more “the problem” for Labour than was the rather different Corbyn.

Labour’s problem is that there is no longer a “proletariat” or (in the old sense) a “working class”, there is no more a bloc “Labour vote”, there are no more, or very few, “working class communities”, as such, no nationalized industries of any size, and no great loyalty to Labour, even in its traditional North and North-East heartlands.

The Labour Party itself has changed out of all recognition since its highest point of popularity in 1945. From being a largely socialist party, it moved to social-democracy and then, arguably, in the 1990s under Blair, ditched even that. It became really just a label (or as the egregious waste of space, freeloader, and careerist, Jess Phillips MP, put it, “just a ****ing rose“). Rather like those Latin American countries where the almost-identical parties distinguish themselves by colour: the Blancos v. the Colorados. Like football teams, or the racing silks in the Hippodrome at Byzantium.

It is hard to see now for what the Labour Party stands. Starmer seems to be saying that he supports almost all of what Boris-Idiot’s maladministration does, but that “Boris” should do it better!

In fact I saw a satirical comment to the effect that, were the “Conservative” misgovernment to reintroduce workhouses, Labour under Starmer would agree, but cavil that that should be done more efficiently and slightly more humanely! A joke? Yes, sort-of…but then look at the attack on the unemployed, disabled etc over the past 15-20 years. Which party really started that? Labour…Yes, the “Conservative” Jew-lobby regime of David Cameron-Levita made it worse, but all that nonsense started under Gordon Brown and his lunatic misgovernment, via Alastair Darling, Stephen Timms etc. They, not the Conservatives, brought in the crazily dysfunctional —and also dishonest— ATOS carpetbaggers, for example: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Work_Capability_Assessment#History.

As I have often said, Labour is now basically the party of the blacks and browns and/or public service workers, which is why Labour eulogizes the NHS constantly (though the NHS is a very hit-and-miss service overall).

Really, one has to ask (again), “what (and who) is Labour for?”

I imagine that the victor in the upcoming local elections will be apathy, with few people turning out to vote.

This is the moment when a social-national party might make hay. If a social-national party actually existed. A real one, I mean, not the joke ones presently around.

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Well, this week I did no better than John Rentoul; we both scored only 4/10 (though if I were to follow Rentoul’s usual practice, I could award myself an extra half-point for knowing that Father Ted was set on an Irish island, though I did not know its name). I had no idea as to questions 1, 2, 7, 8, and 10.

Late tweets

Shchi [щи], or Russian cabbage soup, is one of those things that can be either very pleasant or not very pleasant, other examples being borshch [борщ](beetroot soup), kvass [квас](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kvass) etc.

I suppose it is true of some British foods too. In the end, it is, of course, a question of taste. De gustibus non est disputandum. I like oysters; many do not. I like caviar (when afforded); many do not. I like (boiled and then fried) buckwheat kasha (probably because I ate it daily at one time, long ago); many do not, and think such a choice very odd indeed.

I have no particular animus against Boris-Idiot’s latest “ho” (to use the amusing American black term), but it is scandalous if (and it seems that) the woman has any but purely peripheral and personal influence on national affairs. After all, with the best will in the world, she got to her present position of influence on her back, to put it perhaps slightly crudely and…well, let’s leave that there! Suffice to say that she has never been elected, or even appointed, to any position of significance (and, no, I do not regard her unsuccessful period pumping out propaganda for Conservative Party HQ as that).

The woman likes animals, we are told. I approve heartily of that; and if (as it seems from what I have seen in photos) she has no taste, or employs an expensive interior decorator who has no taste, well…that is the way of the world. If her refurbishment at Downing Street is more “nouveau” than simply new, well…again…these things happen.

I should not like to tar Carrie Symonds with the brush justly censuring Boris-Idiot, but that immunity disappears if, as often claimed, she is interfering with, or even deciding, policy.

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Diary Blog, 6 April 2021

Hartlepool by-election

There will be, on 6 May 2021, a by-election for the Westminster seat of Hartlepool. My initial assessment, published today: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2021/04/06/hartlepool-by-election-2021-preliminary-look/

UFO news

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9439137/Former-CIA-chief-says-hopes-friendly-dealing-creatures-exist.html

Interesting, if the new disclosures have any truth.

Tweets seen

Blair was one of the most fervent members of Labour Friends of Israel when he was an MP. Corbyn, though weak, was relatively anti-Zionist. Starmer is another Labour “Friend of Israel”, and is married to a Jewish woman who is a lawyer; their children are being brought up as Jewish; Starmer and his wife celebrate Jewish tribal holidays.

The Jewish lobby wanted to regain control of the Labour Party. They have. Corbyn is now an “unperson”, but Starmer seems to be doing worse, as Labour leader, even than Corbyn (a result which I predicted in these blog pages).

Aaron Bastani and Jew-Zionist solicitor Mark Lewis are “discussing”, in the tweets above, the new Northern Independence Party, which is standing a candidate —a former Labour MP— at the Hartlepool by-election. As to Lewis himself, I have blogged quite extensively about him in the past: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/01/11/update-re-mark-lewis-lawyer-questions-are-raised/.

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I have seen and heard nothing as to whether Alison Chabloz’s trial Counsel (who, on her behalf, will be appealing her conviction and sentence), has as yet lodged that appeal and/or applied for bail pending that appeal. I apprehend that such application(s) will be lodged and made as soon as possible, possibly today.

[Update, 7 April 2021: It now appears that Alison Chabloz’s prisoner number is in fact slightly different from that quoted in the above tweet, and is A6478EK]

Foreign news

https://jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/the-last-known-jew-in-afghanistan-is-leaving/

I should never have guessed that there might one day be any reason at all to envy Afghanistan!

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Good advice from the Fire Brigade:

Europ erwache!

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Hartlepool By-Election 2021— preliminary look

A by-election is to be held on 6 May 2021 at Hartlepool. The by-election is being seen as a barometer measuring support for the Labour Party, as well as that for the Conservative Party government. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9438925/Keir-Starmer-course-humiliating-defeat-Hartlepool-election.html.

The by-election is seen as an important one, and that fact has already resulted in Wikipedia giving it a dedicated article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2021_Hartlepool_by-election.

Polling seems to show that this is essentially a straight fight between Con and Lab:

A poll - commissioned by the Communication Workers Union (CWU) and conducted over the phone - suggests North Yorkshire farmer Ms Mortimer will walk away with a 20 percentage point increase on the votes won by the Tories in December 2019. Pictured: The predicted split in votes

There are likely to be at least 10 candidates in all, possibly 11 or 12.

Hartlepool has been held by the Labour Party since its creation in 1974. The Labour vote peaked, perhaps surprisingly, when Peter Mandelson was the candidate in 1997. Over 60%. The lowest trough was in 2015, when Labour scored 35.6% (UKIP second with 28%). Labour recovered to 52.5% in 2017, but crashed back to 37.7% in 2019.

The Conservative Party vote peaked early, in the first election of 1974 (45.7%). The Con trough was in 2001 (20.9%).

Brexit Party, represented by its deputy leader, Richard Tice, might have succeeded in 2019 had Nigel Farage not stabbed his own party in the back in order to help the Conservatives win the General Election. Even so, Tice managed a 25.8% third placing, not far behind the Conservative candidate. Reform Party is the forlorn reincarnation of Brexit Party, but already seems doomed. Even Farage, its “leader” until recently, has jumped ship.

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Labour’s national problems have been intensified in Hartlepool by its candidates of recent years. Mike Hill, the MP since 2017, stepped down because he was facing sex pest allegations: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Hill_(British_politician). A pretty dull Labour Party drone, who worked in trade unions and public libraries before becoming an MP.

Now Labour is facing further problems, this time with its new candidate, Paul Williams [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Williams_(Labour_politician)], an NHS medic: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-56460823, though it can probably be said that the story (about old tweets by Williams) is overblown.

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[Paul Williams, Labour Party candidate at the 2021 Hartlepool by-election]

Williams is obviously a careerist, and was the MP for Stockton South 2015-2017, when he lost to the Conservative candidate. He has also tried to become a Police and Crime Commissioner.

On paper, Williams looks like a solid candidate, with a solid background in healthcare as a GP etc, but is said to have been not very liked when MP for Stockton South. He is pro-EU in a very anti-EU part of the UK.

Labour’s national profile at present is not encouraging. The Jewish lobby managed, after a four-year struggle, to bin Jeremy Corbyn, replacing him with Keir Starmer, married to a woman who is a Jewish lawyer, and whose children are being brought up as Jewish.

Starmer is doing no better than Corbyn did in gaining public trust or popularity.

The Conservative candidate is Jill Mortimer, a farmer from North Yorkshire: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/tory-hartlepool-candidate-admits-doesnt-23821830. She looks like a pain in the neck but, as she says in that Mirror report, a place like Hartlepool might benefit from an active MP.

An interesting intervener is Northern Independence Party [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Independence_Party], which is disliked by the Jew claque on Twitter— a good sign. Its candidate is Thelma Walker, who was a Labour MP from 2015-2017: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thelma_Walker. Her candidature may stop Labour from winning, in what looks like being a fairly close contest.

I do not feel inclined to call the result, as yet, though obviously Labour is on the back foot. If the Conservative Party wins, it will not be because there is sudden enthusiasm for it, or for Boris-idiot, but because Labour is sliding to oblivion. If Labour loses, Hartlepool may go down in British political history as the beginning of the end for the Labour Party.

Update, 9 May 2021

Well, in the end, the Conservative Party candidate won easily: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hartlepool_(UK_Parliament_constituency)#Elections_in_the_2020s.

Out of over 70,000 eligible voters, fewer than 30,000 turned out to vote. Official turnout was 42.7%. Of those (nearly) 30,000, only about 8,500 voted for the Labour Party candidate. 8,500 out of a possible 70,000…

The beginning of the end for the Labour Party.

Diary Blog, 19 December 2019

First, some music:

The General Election continues to supply interesting facts.

The “experts” are still working on General Election 2019 statistics. One that I saw today was that, because Brexit Party was standing in Labour-held seats, the Conservative Party was deprived of another 20 seats.

I have already blogged about how Labour got (in rough figures) about 37% of the vote in Hartlepool (its lowest-ever share), while Brexit Party got about 25% and the Cons 28%. Had Brexit Party not stood, the Cons would have won Hartlepool! The same is true the other way round too, of course. In fact, I wonder whether Brexit Party might not have won Hartlepool anyway had Farage not stood down his candidates in Conservative-held seats. His action in doing that destroyed Brexit Party’s credibility and totally exposed it as a fake and as basically a shield for the Con Party.

The other piece of election-related news I saw was that, if the proposed boundary changes go ahead, as well as the reduction of MP numbers to 600, the Conservative Party would have a majority of 104 on the GE 2019 voting figures. The Cons would have fewer seats, 352, than the 365 they now have, but Labour would have only 179 compared to the present 208. SNP would have almost the same number as at present (47), maybe minus one or two. The LibDems would have 7 MPs instead of 11.

I do not know how the absence of Brexit Party (which must surely just fold soon) would affect those figures. If it meant that the Cons would get 20 or even 10 seats more, then that would give the Cons an unassailable advantage, about 360 or 370 seats out of 600. With Labour on maybe 169 or even 159 out of 600, the changes would reduce Labour to near irrelevance and the LibDems to near-zero.

It occurred to me that, in the (admittedly very unlikely) contingency that Scotland became “independent” (of the UK, though not from the EU, IMF, NATO etc…that’s another story), its (presently) 59 (or reduced figure) MPs would be removed, leaving the Westminster Parliament with about 540. That would, notionally, entrench Conservative rule in England and Wales even more. Without the SNP, Labour would be a small niche party with no possibility even of minority government.

but…

We have seen (noted in previous blogs) that relatively few young people voted Conservative at GE 2019:

  • 18-24s only 23% (Labour 56%)
  • 25-29s 23% (Labour 54%)
  • 30-39s 30% (Labour 46%).
  • Only the over-40s gave Conservative a plurality of votes (41%, with Labour on 35%)
  • and only the over-60s and over-70s gave the Cons a majority (57% and 67% as against Labour’s 22% and 14%).
  • LibDem support was consistent at all ages at 11%-12% (with a slight increase among 30-y-o people: 14%).

https://yougov.co.uk/topics/politics/articles-reports/2019/12/17/how-britain-voted-2019-general-election

If you were to take out the over-70s and introduce a notional new 18-24 wave, that would change the overall picture entirely. The Conservative majority might well disappear, perhaps to be replaced by a Labour majority.

If only life were that simple!

The bias of Radio 4 Today Programme

I rarely listen to the Today Programme for more than a few minutes these days. It was never much to my taste, but now it is basically a Jewish-lobby-oriented multikulti-favouring, finance-capitalist-favouring propaganda outlet.

When Justin Webb (one of the presenters) finished his time in the USA and joined the Today Programme, he was asked about the difference between the UK and USA. His answer? (and remember this was after eight years in the US)…He told the old old apocryphal story about how, in each country, a poor man sees a rich man driving a Rolls-Royce or Cadillac. In the UK, the poor man says “I have nothing; he has too much” but in the USA, the poor man says “I have nothing, but one day I too shall have such a car“…

Is that the sort of  “insight” we get when drones such as Justin Webb get paid £200,000-£300,000 a year out of the BBC’s “licence fees” (a tax imposed on the viewing public, on pain of imprisonment if unpaid)? Sadly, yes, that is exactly the sort of “insight” that those on the Today Programme provide…

Another aspect of the Today Programme is the religio-philosophical platitude-slot, sub nom “Thought For The Day“. About one day out of five, a Jew (usually some “rabbi”) does it. It seems to be about 1 out of 5 (20%), it may be (but no, I think not) as infrequently as 1 out of 10 (10%). Yet Jews in the UK number 250,000-300,000, so perhaps about 1 out of 280 (perhaps fewer), which is a fraction of one percent; in rough figures about 0.25%. Look at the disproportion. 1 out of about 280 of the whole population, but 1 out of 5 or so on Thought For The Day!

Here’s a “Thought For The Day”

There must be a curb (i.e. a tax) on the huge concentrations of economic power (capital wealth) in the hands of so very few. That applies to the USA, the UK, Russia and elsewhere.

NHS

Boris-idiot’s days are already numbered

Stray read

Saw this. Worth a look.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/dec/19/i-didnt-buy-any-food-for-a-year-and-im-healthier-than-ive-ever-been

Probably a great deal easier in the Floridian climate than it would be in Northern Europe, though.

A few more thoughts about Labour

I read this:

and this:

As I have been saying for several years in blogs and (before the Jews had me expelled from Twitter) in tweets, Labour declined parallel to the decline of the society and conditions and people that created and sustained it.

Lisa Nandy

Just read her recent tweets. The odd spelling mistake. As to content, not an airhead, neither in the obvious Jess Phillips way, nor in the less obvious Caroline Flint way.

I of course disagree with quite a lot of what Lisa Nandy says, eg re. “refugees” and other migrant-invaders, but she seems politically-effective. Obviously a System politician but of a higher calibre than the average MP (including most of Corbyn’s Shadow Cabinet).

Stray thought

Mao said that the guerrilla was like a fish, swimming in the water (the people). Looking at tweets from the most fervent Corbyn supporters, there is plenty of water but (so far) no fish.

Labour’s problem

Labour’s problem is that the more “socialist” leaders of recent decades (Corbyn, Miliband, Kinnock) failed to “win” elections under the existing electoral system and so some Labour people say “return to good old Tony” because Blair won three successive elections. However, what really happened was that Blair-Labour won in 1997 against a tired fag-end of a Conservative government, after 18 years of Con government, but then struggled to win in 2001 and 2005.

The figures:

  • 1997: 43.2%, 419 seats; Blair
  • 2001: 40.7%, 413 seats; Blair
  • 2005: 35.3%, 356 seats; Blair
  • 2010: 29.1%, 258 seats; Brown
  • 2015: 30.5%, 232 seats; Miliband
  • 2017: 40.0%, 262 seats; Corbyn
  • 2019: 32.2%, 202 seats; Corbyn

The anomalies caused by Britain’s crazy FPTP voting system and the carefully-“managed” boundaries account for some inconsistencies; also, the total number of MPs in Parliament has varied from 646 to 659 even in the past 25 years.

You can see from the above timeline that, in the sense of national vote-percentage, Corbyn in 2017 did about as well as Blair did in 2001, nearly as well as Blair did in 1997 (!) and far better than Blair and Labour did in 2005. Corbyn also, both in 2017 and 2019, did as well as or better than both Brown and Miliband did in 2010 and 2015.

In 2019, Corbyn-Labour slumped, but still got 32.2% of the national vote, which was as good in rough figures as Miliband in 2015, and better than Brown in 2010. In fact, it was only 3 points off Blair’s 2005 performance.

The national vote percentage of Labour declined steadily from 1997 right through to Corbyn’s leadership! The 2010 and 2015 results were similar in terms of percentage. Corbyn did better than his two most recent predecessors and almost as well as Blair!

I say the above not to praise Corbyn, but to bury Labour. It can be seen that both the Tony Blair 43.2% in 1997 and the Corbyn 40% in 2015 were anomalous in a picture otherwise of decline, or at best stagnation, that started around 1970.

My main point in practical terms is that returning to some mythical “Centrism” will not help Labour. “Centrism” seems to be somewhere between “Con-lite” and social democracy; pro Israel; anti-socialist; anti-national; globalist. Finance capitalism but with some crumbs thrown to the pigeons. You have seen what has happened to the LibDems who espouse similar ideas. Smashed. 11 MPs, which will, after boundary changes and another election, probably be 3 or 4. Or none.

Of course, Labour’s poor recent performance was to a large extent the result of truly relentless Jew-Zionist propaganda since 2015 and especially since the 2017 result (which showed that Labour might actually be able to win a majority or at least become the largest party in the Commons). Labour, especially Corbyn, has been trashed daily in the msm as well as on social media. That was not the only factor, but it was very significant.

The idea that Labour will suddenly become “electable” if it bows the knee to the Jews and abandons any “socialist” ideas is ridiculous. In fact, Corbyn and McDonnell should have stopped parrotting the Zionist “holocaust” nonsense (and stopped recounting 1930s Communist/Jewish propaganda around “Cable Street” etc as well); they should have fought back. Idiots.

Corbyn supporters write

“Cosmic Landmine” used to follow my Twitter account (before the Jews had me expelled). Good to see that he is still trucking.

Below, a despairing Labour supporter tweets…

Perhaps that tweet should read “Why is Jess Phillips, who always doormats for the Jew-Zionists, is a member of Labour Friends of Israel, parrots “holocaust” propaganda, and who trashed her own party and leader during the recent General Election campaign, getting so much airtime?“…

Look at this Daily Mirror article by a former Labour adviser. Not a word about suffering British people: unemployed, poor, disabled, sick, young people without hope of their own homes or even decently-paid work, just two or three paragraphs about Jews Jews Jews. Typical. System-Labour:

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/i-ran-jeremy-corbyns-leadership-21103136

It’s rubbish. That’s machine-“Labour”, Mirror “Labour”, Kevin Maguire tribal “Labour”. Failed Labour.

…and here is Matthew d’Ancona, another System mouthpiece and Conservative Party partisan, pushing bad joke MP Jess Phillips for Labour leader:

https://www.standard.co.uk/comment/comment/talented-strong-and-relatable-jess-phillips-is-labour-s-best-asset-a4316766.html

Mary Creagh

Seems that Mary Creagh cannot quite bring herself to accept that her well-paid position, with its decent salary, very generous expenses and plenty of opportunity for both “donations” from here and there and also outside income possibilities such as “consultancies”, has been taken away by the voters of Wakefield. She still calls herself “MP” on Twitter. As rather sarcastic people tend to say on Twitter, “bless”.

Mary Creagh is a member of Labour Friends of Israel, and a frequent and fervent critic of “anti-Semitism”. All the same, the Jewish lobby could not save her and she will not be an MP again. I expect that “they” —you know, (((they)))— will find her “a nice little earner”, but her eviction from Westminster must give those “Friends of Israel” still in Parliament pause, nicht wahr?

Note the final sentence at the foot of that Independent profile of Wakefield, Yorkshire, a few weeks before the General Election: “Personally,” he says, “I think a lot of people here just won’t vote. I think they’ve had enough of it all.

Was that not the truth of the GE 2019 result? Conservative vote up just 1.2% nationally, but Labour vote down, and by 8%. Labour may have lost, but this was not a Conservative victory, as such. People were not voting Labour, maybe not voting at all, or were in a few cases voting Con to spite Lab. They were not voting Con for “positive” reasons.

Blink and you would miss it

Ah, nearly missed it: a small news story about the winding-down or winding-up of the “Independent Group for Change”, briefly known as “Change UK”, the party whose meetings tended to attract a crowd of about 5 (literally), once or twice actually getting into double figures, and where the audience was always outnumbered by the Press and sometimes by the few on stage.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/independent-group-for-change-uk-election-results-mps-anna-soubry-chuka-umunna-a9254166.html

Anna Soubry is now off to swim in a vat of gin.

Trump impeachment

Americans like a bit of drama. When I lived in the central/shore area of New Jersey, local TV (based in New York City) would sometimes report on an expected storm, sending a reporter out onto the New Jersey beaches dressed in raincoat and scarf. Often enough, the waves were disappointingly languid, resulting in a non-event.

That is how I see the “Trump impeachment”— lots of noise, but no result that means anything. Trump is sent for trial by the Democrat-controlled lower house, sent for trial to a Senate where the Republican majority will secure his acquittal. Over there, they regard that sort of waste of time and effort as “democracy”. I just call it “farce”.

Meanwhile, in another fake democracy…

Something more to think about

Final words