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Diary Blog, 16 February 2021

Freedom of expression

There are moves from the Government to maintain some free speech on university premises, but what about the other intense attacks on free speech, mostly by the Jew-Zionist element? Those attacks occur more often on social media and in the msm. I myself have been victim (or intended victim) of such attacks by Jews, which have included the two matters linked here: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/13/when-i-was-a-victim-of-a-malicious-zionist-complaint/; and https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/09/the-slide-of-the-english-bar-and-uk-society-continues-and-accelerates/.

Yes, but where were Toby Young, Delingpole, all the “free speech” advocates, when my rights were trashed and I was disbarred for having tweeted five completely true and accurate tweets about Jews, Michael Gove, Sarkozy, David Cameron-Levita etc?

Where were they (and the Daily Mail) then?

Where were they when Alison Chabloz was persecuted and prosecuted for having posted online her satirical songs mocking the “holocaust” hoaxes and fraudsters?

Where were they when Jez Turner of the London Forum was actually imprisoned for having made a humorous speech suggesting that the Jews be expelled from England (again)?

For those hypocrites, “free speech” means “free speech unless you offend the Jews”…

The “Great Reset”…

What’s really going on here?

Tweets seen

The Jews, historically, usually attack the host countries in two ways: first, by infiltrating the “upper classes” or rulership elements of the host countries; secondly, by inciting revolt among the lower classes of those host countries.

The pattern is seen in the UK. Wealthy Jews and part-Jews send their children to the most expensive schools, such as Eton, Harrow, St. Paul’s etc, not primarily for the education, but for the social and financial (and political) connections. Then on to Oxford or Cambridge. Examples? David Cameron-Levita, George Osborne, Alexander “Boris” Johnson.

Colonization . In fact, even what passes for “aristocracy” in the UK (mostly traceable only to the 20th or 19th centuries anyway) is thoroughly infiltrated as well. Even the Royal Family is contaminated.

The other side of the coin is the Jewish fomenting of rebellion and revolution, as seen in Marx (Jew), and then Lenin (part-Jew), Trotsky (aka L.D. Bronstein, a Jew), “Kamenev”, “Bukharin”, “Lunacharsky”, and the rest of the leading Bolsheviks and other Marxists.

For this latter aspect of their activity, the revolutionaries need what Lenin called “useful idiots“. Today, that might include “anti-racists”, “antifascists”, “Black Lives Matter” foot-soldiers, “refugees welcome” dimwits , “Extinction Rebellion”/Greta Nut fans and so on. All run by Jewish individuals or groups. “Hope not Hate” and “United Against Fascism” [UAF] as well.

Other tweets seen

All very true. One might not much like or respect someone such as the part-Jew Zac Goldsmith (not that I have ever met him in person, and I believe that he has genuine environmental interests) [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zac_Goldsmith#Early_life], but it cannot be credibly said that he is in politics for the salary, perks and expenses! His inherited hundreds of millions make that not even a question.

Now look at, say, Tony Blair, Tom Watson [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Watson_(Labour_politician)#Expenses], Michael Dugher, Patricia Hewitt [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patricia_Hewitt#Dispatches_Lobbyist_investigation] and many many others. Arriviste money-grubbers. Mostly Labour Friends of Israel members.

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More tweets

There are now 8 billion human or humanoid people on the Earth, twice as many even as compared to 1970. If that 8 billion were to be reduced to 800 million or even 80 million, it would not matter, and for the Earth as “Gaia” would be a lifesaver, so long as all or almost all of the 800 or 80 million left were of basically Northern European descent.

Well, there it is. The emergent (if incompetent) UK police state in action, with even a presently-incumbent elected politician being interfered with by uniformed police as he quietly delivers leaflets in his own constituency re. an upcoming election…You could scarcely have a more blatant example of what is developing in this country.

Late tweets

You only have to look at how the Jews on UK Twitter support any Jewish actor, actress, scribbler, politician etc. They have an ethnocentrism and tribalism which we, the Europeans, simply no longer possess, if we ever did in that sense.

We are not “strangers in a strange land” (though the UK is starting to look and feel that way). This is our land.

I think that I would stack up my reading, travelling etc against 99% of people, and against probably 100% of the “antifascist” idiot mob, and the result is, in part, this blog.

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Diary Blog, 30 August 2020, including thoughts about the next great socio-political shift in the world

My blog

Took a look at the statistics for 2020. So far, tens of thousands of hits from nearly 10,000 individuals. With four full months to go until the end of the year, the number of hits already exceeds the figure for 2019 by about 7%, but the best aspect is that the number of individuals has jumped by 25%. It will be interesting to see the final figures for this year.

The number of “likes” from other WordPress users is also up, but few are ever given (on anyone’s blog) anyway. I had to laugh at the number (as of today) though: 88! True… Is it synchronicity?

Most readers of blogs do not belong to the platform, whether WordPress or other, so the number of “likes” means little. Most blogs get only a few in any given month. Likewise with comments. WordPress blogs are not like social media accounts such as Twitter.

Why does one bother? It is a way of influencing society, even if in a very small way; on the other hand, “one human soul is a big audience“, which I always think was said either by St. Thomas Aquinas or St. Dominic, or maybe even St. Augustine of Hippo, but in fact I have never been able to find the citation.

Who knows who might read my blog and be influenced by it? The next young Alexander? Perhaps a young reader who, after I leave this Earth in my present incarnation, will create the new civilization which I myself, at least so far, have been unable to bring to life and power.

A few “thoughts out of season”

I am 64 years of age in a few days’ time, though I do not —usually!— feel it. Two years until I am 66, in 2022. 2022 can be expressed as a 6 (2+0+2+2), and (by one system of numerology) the number of my name (Ian Robert Millard) is 666, though I should add that I am scarcely a —let alone the—“Beast”!

Like “the stars in their courses“, I “fight on the side of the just” (an ancient Chinese saying).

2022 is the next world-historic year. The last, 33 years before 2022, was 1989, the key year in the collapse of socialism across the world. Socialism did not collapse in one year alone, of course. It had been slowly dying for decades, indeed since the previous year in that 33-year cycle, meaning 1956 (also the year of my own birth).

When I say “socialism” here, I refer to all post-1945 varieties, from the kind of social democratic idea seen in postwar UK, Sweden, New Zealand etc through to the extreme versions seen in the Soviet Union, China, Albania etc. True, China still has and is ruled by the Communist Party, but that party rules over a society completely capitalist. Yes, there are a few unimportant remnants of ruined socialism here and there: Cuba, North Korea, Venezuela (which only became notionally socialist in the 1990s, though there were socialistic elements in Venezuelan society in the 1950s and 1960s). The point is that these countries are exceptions, and poverty-stricken exceptions. The mainstream of the world has moved on from old-style socialism.

After 1989, the Soviet Union ceased to exist as a socialist state, though the Soviet Union continued in name until 1991.

In China, the transition that started in the 1980s intensified, becoming “a new brand of thinking combining socialist ideology with free enterprise, dubbed “socialism with Chinese characteristics” [Wikipedia].

After 1989 and the —superficially— unsuccessful Tiananmen Square protest, “socialism” became a figleaf covering only, just like “aristocracy” has been for a long time in UK society. Deng Xiaoping had said that no-one cared what colour was a cat, so long as it catches mice. That was why socialism had to be superseded, because as an economic model it “does not work”.

Socialism does not work well in the economic sense, but finance-capitalism does not work well socially. Hence the —as yet largely not understood— need for the Threefold Social Order: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_threefolding.

In the UK, the social democratic idea was fully espoused after the Second World War, certainly from 1956, by all three “main parties” (the two real main parties —Conservative and Labour— and the joke Liberal Party). That consensus (“democratic socialist” Labour, in existence in essence since the late 19thC, and “One Nation” Conservatism, also deriving originally from the late 19thC and Disraeli) broke down in the 1980s.

In the 1990s, the “Conservatives” travelled to a more finance-capitalist, anti-Welfare State position. “Labour” dropped “Clause 4” (which notionally committed the party to widespread nationalization —socialization— of the economy). Within a few years, after 1997, Labour had become completely “cosmopolitan finance-capitalist” under Tony Blair and the Jew Mandelson, who declared that he was “intensely relaxed about people getting filthy rich“.

While the Jew Mandelson held secret meetings with Rothschilds and “Russian” Jew oligarchs in Corfu villas and elsewhere, Attlee and Bevan rotated in their graves, and the remaining “socialist” element in Labour seethed, led by the dissident MP, Jeremy Corbyn.

Despite much talk, the “socialist” Labour element under Corbyn and, before that, Ed Miliband, was unable to struggle successfully against the Zeitgeist. The General Elections of 2015, 2017 and 2019 proved that old-style socialism is dead. That despite public disquiet at the weakening and partial dismantling of the “Welfare State”, mainly under the Conservative Party governments since 2010.

In fact, that weakening of the UK “Welfare State”, though intensified after 2010, had started long before, and was in evidence during the Blair-Brown years 1997-2010. For example, the disgraceful ATOS organization was given its first contracts not by the Conservative Party governments (2010, 2015, 2017 and 2019), but by the Labour governments of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown (1997, 2001, 2005, 2007): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atos#Atos_Healthcare.

People in the UK tend to think that policy is made by individual governments, when in fact there has always been a “deep state” element underneath, carried on in secret, or in semi-secrecy. The influence of, inter alia, freemasonry, Common Purpose, the Jew-Zionist element, the Bilderberg element etc are all part of that. Look at Welfare State policy since, say, 1997. There have been differences between and within parties, but the main themes continued beneath the surface chatter.

As we move to the next significant year, 2022, we see that neither old-style socialism/social democracy nor finance-capitalism satisfies the needs of the people. A new movement is required, both in the sense of a “party” or political organization, and in the sense of a movement in and of society.”

For the welfare of the people is the highest law” [Cicero].

Time moves on

I found this graphic from 2018, not seen for quite a while. It was produced by the Jew-Zionist (and misnamed) “Hope Not Hate” crowd. It shows those who met (in my case, once, at a clifftop cafe, because someone thought reliable had asked me) a young Swede whose real name is said to be Patrik Hermansson, and who posed in 2017 as a Swedish student called Erik Hellberg. Personally, I think that “The Rat” suits him better, but that’s just me…

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It will be noted that I was placed, as if a denizen of a contemporary “Inferno“, in the circle of the “holocaust” “deniers” [bottom right of the graphic].

I tend to be rather anti-social both in the ordinary meaning and politically. I do not mix much, in fact scarcely at all. For all that, I can see that political life has moved on in the intervening <2 years.

Some people have become more prominent (Alison Chabloz for one), others have retreated from the limelight: Jez Turner, Stead Steadman, Colin Robertson (“Millennial Woes”) etc. The London Forum is inactive. The “alt-Right” in the USA (as far as I can tell —I do not keep up with all that in detail) has developed a sharper edge, it seems.

The graphic does not of course purport to be a comprehensive map of the “nationalist” side of UK/US politics. As for the work of “The Rat”, he was wasting his time. His paymasters at “Hope Not Hate” eventually produced a film, but it sank like a stone. I think (not sure) that it did get a screening on Channel 4 or Channel 5 around midnight one evening, and the same in Belgium and Sweden. I myself cannot recall seeing it.

The most interesting aspect of that graphic is what is not there: “lone wolves” in the UK and elsewhere, German rural-sanctuary nationalists and national socialists, those setting up a mini-ethnostate in the Pacific North West of the USA etc.

Police state Germany

In Merkel’s police state, hundreds if not thousands have been arrested in the past 24 hours. Also, people have tried to storm the Bundestag: https://www.euronews.com/2020/08/29/thousands-of-anti-corona-protesters-flood-berlin; https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-53959552

In fact, the behaviour of the pseudo-socialists and “antifa” idiots really highlights the sheer bankruptcy of their socio-political position or stance. They beg to be masked, muzzled, controlled, restricted by the State. They have nothing at all to offer in terms of policy or a way forward for society.

You see the same phenomena in the UK, the “anti-racist” and “antifa” types whose life revolves around trolling people on Twitter, saying negative things about those they deem “fascist” or “neo-Nazi” etc. They know nothing, have no real ideology, and put forward no programme of their own. Politically irrelevant.

…and look [below] at these idiots, sitting talking while wearing facemask muzzles! Complete idiots. This really is a ******* farce, but most people are too polite or too compliant or too brainwashed to say anything!

Dido Harding

Listened to BBC Radio 4 Profile about Dido Harding: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dido_Harding. Sounds like she is the sort of person who gets into highly paid positions (eg at Talk Talk, where she was paid millions for failure) because of whom she knows rather than what she knows (or does). A modified and female example of the Peter Principle [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_principle], except that she has been appointed to her present position having serially failed in others. Pathetic country, pathetic government.

Tweets seen

The fat man in his muzzle is [update: tweet gone] typical of the aggressive and/or mentally-disturbed facemask zealots who have been emboldened by the ludicrous fake “law” being misused by Boris-idiot, little Matt Hancock, Cressida Dick etc.

Below, “antifa” gassed! I’m lovin’ it (even though I think that Trump is completely unfit for public office)!

Hitchens is right as far as he goes, but fails, once again, to point out that Boris-idiot’s most significant characteristics come not from his few years at Eton (or Oxford) but from the fact that he is part-Jew, part-Turk/Levantine, born in New York City, brought up as child in Washington DC, New York and in Brussels. He is at least half-foreign, in short. Of course “Boris” is not really English in attitude, because he is not really English!

Most NHS doctors are saying nothing because, quite simply, just as Aneurin Bevan said that he had overcome the opposition of the BMA and doctors to the establishment of the NHS by “stuffing their mouths with gold” (relatively high salaries and the chance to do private work on the side etc), Boris-idiot and little Matt Hancock have stuffed the mouth of today’s NHS doctors with more gold, via immediate 4.5% pay rises for less work done…

Hitchens may or may not be aware of it, but Americans have always treated their prisoners, especially political prisoners and/or prisoners of war, very badly. Those suspected of being involved in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln were kept muzzled and with hoods over their heads for months in some cases.

“Eat out to help out”

Indian “clever boy”, Rishi Sunak, who was briefly touted as a future UK Prime Minister when he started throwing money around to ameliorate the effects of his own government’s policies, established the “eat out to help out” programme. 50% off, up to £10 a head, I believe. Well, I just heard anecdotal evidence:

A lady I know went to a seaside cafe/restaurant one morning recently. Her purchase was modest, a single cup of coffee. When she went to pay (£2.20), she was told that she only had to pay £1.10 because of that scheme. A woman also waiting to pay then chimed in to the effect that her family now dined out three times a week because it made eating out almost as cheap as eating in.

Well, that lady whose family use restaurants three times a week and get a discount for it may enjoy the scheme, but the whole thing is being paid for by the public as a whole; by the poor too, who may not pay much in income tax but who certainly pay VAT and, if employed, National Insurance.

Why should the people as a whole pay to subsidize the cafe visits and restaurant excursions of the rich, the affluent and the comfortably-off? Like so many government policies now, there is just no logic and no justice behind it.

More tweets

[the building is the Royal Ontario Museum, in Toronto, Canada]

A very striking piece of architecture, quite exciting, and I do not hate it as much as tweeter “Western Traditionalist”, but I hear what he (or she) says. It is a symptom of cultural decadence, for sure.

As for the “architecture” below, that really is just disgusting, and should be demolished or destroyed.

Presumably a representation of some organ of the human body (?), or maybe some sea-creature, plonked down in the midst of what seems to be a town in Southern Germany:

One wall, one squad…

[update, 9 January 2021: the above tweets seem to have gone]

https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2020/08/27/906642178/one-authors-argument-in-defense-of-looting?t=1598804535507

Seems that Ms. Osterweil, a Jewess (of course), has a long way to go before her ideas become acceptable to anyone but looters… http://www.steveheimoff.com/index.php/2020/08/29/24304/

Late tweets seen

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[Pearls, by Suchitra Bhosle]

http://www.suchitrabhosle.com/

Diary Blog, 19 February 2020

White “guilt”

Look at the article below, white masochism oozing out of it. Typical of much of the “liberal” mindset. Disgrace.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/dec/26/biology-race-angela-saini-misconceptions-science

“Hope not Hate” chief snoop resigns

I suppose that most readers of this blog are aware of the mainly Jew-Zionist “Hope not Hate” organization, which is fairly well-funded, staffed mainly (certainly at the higher level) by Jews, and which has managed to worm its way into the confidence of a number of sadly thick MPs and others over the years. It even targeted me peripherally, mentioning me and my blog a couple of years ago in its “State of Hate” publication, along with David Irving, Alison Chabloz, David Icke and many others.

“Hope not Hate” even had an “undercover” operative, Patrik “The Rat” Hermansson, talk to me at a clifftop cafe overlooking the English Channel. I had been asked to meet him by a third party. The Rat was at the time using the cover of a Swedish student interested in social-national personalities in the UK.

I was mildly suspicious, but felt that I owed the third party a favour, so agreed. I had nothing to hide, and in fact belong to no political or other organizations, so why not? I made sure to keep the conversation innocuous. I had no idea that I was being (illegally) filmed and audiotaped by “Hope not Hate”. They had some stupid idea of producing a film about nationalist and social-national people in the UK and USA. In fact, they did make such a film a year or two ago but (as I predicted when I heard about it) it was a damp squib, being shown only on one or two obscure Scandinavian and Belgian stations late at night. Result, as also predicted, zero.

Now it seems that Nick Lowles, the Jew “antifascist” Witchfinder-General of HnH, has resigned.

Amusingly, Lowles became the victim of his own tactics a few years ago:

In February 2016 Nick Lowles was “de-platformed” from a National Union of Students event by NUS Black Students, which said that he was Islamophobic.” [Wikipedia]

From where does the HnH money come?

“[Sigrid] Rausing is a supporter of Hope Not Hate. On 1st December 2018 the Sigrid Rausing Trust began a grant of £450,000 over 3 years to Hope Not Hate. By that point, Hope Not Hate had received £615,000 from the Sigrid Rausing Trust.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigrid_Rausing#Personal_life

So that one woman, via the Sigrid Rausing Trust, has given and/or will give HnH a million pounds…

Sigrid Rausing is married to one Eric Abraham:[https://www.theguardian.com/profile/eric-abraham]. Ah…

Bingo…Jewish convert: https://www.pressreader.com/uk/the-jewish-chronicle/20070518/282192236555718

One can only suppose that even a woman as rich as Sigrid Rausing does not take kindly to being ripped off by grifters (as seems may have been the case with “Hope not Hate”)…

Comments seen:

By the way, this is what the “Hope not Hate” cabal said of me, in its 2018 “State of Hate” overview:

Ian Millard is a former barrister, expelled from the Bar in
October 2016 after having posted a series of antisemitic
tweets glorifying Hitler’s Nazi Party and calling the thenJustice Secretary Michael Gove a “pro-Zionist, pro-Jew
expenses cheat”.
Summary of 2017
During 2017, Millard continued to be vocal online,
especially on his website and blog where he calls for
a complete replacement of the Parliament by a “social
nationalist” government.
In February, he also spoke at the London Forum on “The
Zionist assault on freedom of expression in England”.

https://www.hopenothate.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/State-of-Hate-2018.pdf

I have to say, even if immodestly, that my tweet about “pro-Zionist, pro-Jew expenses cheat” Michael Gove has worn rather well! I can now add “cocaine abusing” to Gove’s description. Here is the little bastard, drunk or drugged or both, in the Chamber of the House of Commons:

As for Lowles, all sorts of scurrilous allegations about him are surfacing on social media, from payment of a very large salary (and “expenses”) to outright theft or embezzlement:

(Answer came there none…)

This made me laugh!

In fact, the Jews who head the various so-called “anti-racist” or “antifascist” organizations in the UK are commonly also criminals and gangsters. Look at this one, for example:

Ah well…at least that one has gone up the chimney.

Ruth Smeeth, the ex-MP (Stoke on Trent North, 2015-19), Israel lobby loudmouth, CIA/MOSSAD source and “antifa” overseer (and who is on the board of “Hope not Hate”) is descended on the maternal side from Jew gangsters in the 1930s East London razor gangs milieu. Appalling. Is she paid for her HnH “work”? If so, how much?

Lisa Nandy

Lisa Nandy has now nailed her colours to the mast, coming out as even more pro-Jewish lobby than the other two remaining contenders for the Labour leadership.

Many Labour members and supporters are sick of the way in which the Jewish lobby, via such puppets, is orchestrating the return of Labour to (((the fold)))…

Click to access State-of-Hate-2018.pdf

Click to access State-of-Hate-2018.pdf

Ruth Smeeth

This is brilliant! Really made me laugh! General Election 2019. The half-Jew CIA/MOSSAD source, Jewish lobby loudmouth and “Hope not Hate”/”antifa” overseer, Ruth Smeeth, discovers that she has lost her House of Commons seat (Stoke-on-Trent North: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Smeeth) and is probably permanently washed-up as a politician (click on picture):

Yes, Ruth Smeeth, former (?) “strictly protected source” at the US Embassy in London (see Wikileaks), thought that she was embedded as an MP indefinitely. Ha ha! She and her fellow-Jew MPs in Labour wanted rid of Corbyn, in fact wanted to prevent Labour from winning the 2019 General Election. “They” succeeded in that, but only at the cost of their own seats!  They sawed off the branch on which they were sitting! “I’m lovin’ it!”…

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A cleansing interlude

Priti Patel and her immigration proposals

Priti Patel is an ingrate: I have never seen one word from her thanking Idi Amin for taking power in Uganda, without which Priti Patel would have spent her life behind the counter of a Kampala grocery shop. Still there it is.

Now Priti Patel, as Home Secretary (yes, being at least an Israeli agent of influence is no bar to Cabinet status these days) has outlined the Boris-idiot approach to immigration. No low-skilled migrants, apparently. I have no quarrel with that, but then Priti Patel went on to say that “high-skilled” migrants with university degrees, good job offers etc are acceptable. What does that mean? I fear that it means “Indians who can work a computer”, or have “degrees” bought at great cost (with or without actual merit) in that very corrupt country, or who have family and friends willing to “offer” a “job” in the UK…

Britain should start from the default position that we only want people of, at minimum, European race and culture. After that, by all means lay down extra restrictions.

Can Britain even be called a “democracy” now?

Thanks to Jew-lobby puppet Tony Blair, Britain now has a political structure by which a political party has to be “approved” in order to exist and stand candidates at elections. The Electoral Commission does this work of repression. One example:

“Resisting Hate” is the vehicle of “Roanna” (Carleton Taylor) from Derbyshire, now on Twitter as “@antifashwitch”. Mike Stuchbery is an “antifa” cheerleader (from a distance), a violent and disturbed individual now resident in Stuttgart, Germany:
https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2019/11/27/mike-stuchbery-and-tommy-robinson-legal-dispute/

https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2019/10/23/a-few-words-about-mike-stuchbery/

Stuchbery poses, not very credibly, as both “historian” and “journalist”.

Switzerland

What has happened to what was one of the best countries in the world? I suppose that the answer is multifold: an atheist tendency; a moneygrasping tendency; reduction of voting age to 18 —and for some elections, 16 (was once 28); enfranchisement of women (I think since the 1980s); a strong Jew/Zionist influence; the general decadence of the age; mass immigration. General vulgarity? General stupidity? Now this, as one symptom:

Scottish Daily Record

I have noticed over the years that the Scottish Daily Record is infested with Jewish lobby influence:

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/twisted-scots-jewellery-sellers-past-21510307?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sharebar

Underage girl abuse by Pakistani gangs

It has not stopped. It still goes on, and will go on so long as culturally-backward populations inhabit Britain’s land.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/breaking-huddersfield-grooming-gang-jailed-21528029

This is what a popular government, unafraid of the people, looks like

[by the way, that cruise liner for German workers was launched at a time, 1939, when the best that most British people could hope for would be a week in Blackpool or a similar place]

A few more thoughts about Andrew Sabisky

I find myself wondering again about the Sabisky affair. Strange that the newspapers have revealed few details about him. The only personal details I can glean, from various sources, have been that he was homeschooled, but also briefly attended two (presumably minor) independent schools, that he is 27 (some reports say 28) and that his father is Finance Director of the trade union, Unite. One report says, implausibly (?) that he is the father of no less than four children.

Nothing about his national or ethnic background. Nothing about where he went to university, in fact nothing about whether he did attend a university, though I suppose that he did, because almost everyone and his dog attends something at least called a university, these days. He has been referred to as an “academic”, for what that is now worth.

No detail about where he worked (if anywhere) previously. It even occurred to me that he might have been some probationary member of MI5 or MI6 who was found unsuitable. Seems incredible, but so far there is no evidence in the public domain as to what he did get up to between the ages of 18 and 27.

Midnight music