The answer, from anyone under about 25 or so, will of course be “no“. The same goes, mutatis mutandis, for previous epidemics, eg the “Hong Kong Flu” of the late 1960s. Society did not shut down, there were no ludicrous rules, regulations and “advice” mandating “social distancing”, the facemask nonsense etc, and life moved on…
As a matter of fact, I recall representing one or another “faction” of Hawkwind at the Plymouth County Court in 2004 or 2005. What amazed me was that, 20-30 years or more after the peak of their fame, they still had a hard core of fans who were willing to travel hundreds of miles to “support” their faction of the band at court.
One of the dozen or so fans that turned up at court actually got into conversation with me, trying to discover whether I was part of the enemy faction! I don’t think that those fans really understood that a barrister is not emotionally involved with the interests of the lay clients he represents. The fan who spoke with me had travelled from North Wales to Plymouth just to be present at the brief hearing, which only lasted about an hour, if that, being an interlocutory matter. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawkwind#1999-2007:_Anniversaries,_disputes_and_Voiceprint.
Peculiar people. Eccentric, though apparently harmless.
Attacking the symptoms of the evil will not work. Attack the central core of the evil…
Seems that some of the old Aussie spirit is still alive after all.
As I have noted a few times, a dry run for more serious later repressions, perhaps hundreds or even thousands of years in the future (we shall still be there, btw, thanks to reincarnation…).
That is how the Israeli Jews behave in Israel. The Jews elsewhere in the world, such as in the UK, are a small minority, so cannot unleash such widespread brutalities. In the UK, they have to use “lawfare” instead of warfare, meaning making malicious accusations to police, employers, academic institutions, social media etc.
I rarely if ever use the terms “right” and “left”, but the point is taken.
Strange fact: the mostly not-so-tyrannical US Presidents of the 19th and 20th centuries were shot at, and sometimes killed, by dissidents, yet G.W. Bush never had any such challenges.
Whatever freedom there was in the UK has been eroded quite fast in the past two decades, largely because the Jew-Zionist element, influential in the msm, the political world, the legal world and elsewhere, has started to wage “lawfare” against those who recognize their traits and behaviour and who blog, speak, or write about all that.
In addition, there is the fact that we approach the year 2022, which will set the geopolitical agenda for the years up to 2055. “The Great Reset” and “The Great Replacement” are connected to that.
With Keir Starmer’s misnamed “Labour” Party, there is no real attempt to offer a better, or even different, society, just criticism of the “Conservative” part of the “two main parties” scam, while supporting 95% of what the Government is doing but “next time do it better, with more blacks and browns involved, and do it bending the knee to the blacks and wearing a facemask.” Utterly pathetic, but at some level deliberately co-ordinated.
Starmer is a puppet of the Jewish/Zionist lobby. He may want to be Prime Minister, but the Lobby has no interest in Labour winning some general election or other. If it does win one, well, no matter. Starmer and his Shadow Cabinet are all suborned; if the “Conservative” government continues, well, they are all in the bag anyway. Win-win, for “them”…
I have not been closely following the trial, and do not know whether any independent witness actually heard Portman use the words which the complainant, Gideon Falter, said that he used, i.e. that Falter is “Jewish scum“. All I know of the matter is what I have read in newspapers.
Falter is the head of the “charity” (pressure group) known as “Campaign Against Antisemitism”, and has been since the establishment of that very small but well-funded organization in 2014. He apparently acquired a degree in, I think, Law and French, many years ago, and seems to have a great deal of money, his parents said to be residing in a house worth many millions in St. John’s Wood, London.
Prior to the founding of the “CAA”, Falter was a witness in a rather similar case, in 2009, in which Foreign Office man Rowan Laxton was said to have expostulated “fucking Jews!” etc while watching a TV news report about Israeli slaughter in Gaza.
In a sense, the Jew comedian, David Baddiel, is right, or partly right. Leaving aside the apparently vexed question of non-Jews who convert religiously to Judaism (something not considered possible by the more traditional sections of Judaic society), Jews are Jews both ethnically and religiously, but primarily ethnically (like Hindus).
It can be seen that atheist Jews still consider themselves as Jews. Indeed, they are Jews. However, someone who is not ethnically Jewish but has become a Jewish convert religiously is usually not considered to be a Jew in the real sense, either by most Jews or by most non-Jews.
Regent street by painter Peter Brown. A major shopping street in the West End of London, named after George, the Prince Regent (later George IV). Laid out under the direction of the architect John Nash & James Burton. pic.twitter.com/kDXcP69zdd
Was I in any way upset when the stupid creature tweeted about me? No. If some half-crazed ex-barmaid turned “comedian” wants to tweet about me, let her. What goes around comes around, as the Americans say, and it seems to me that her family history shows that “the Lords of Karma” have already been rather active there…
What I find hilarious is that Janey Godley apparently adheres to the faux-nationalism of the SNP. Not real social nationalism, but a nationalism which is just System politics with a “Scottish” persona far less credible than the 1960s TV shows of Andy Stewart.
Speaking of Andy Stewart…
I remember Andy Stewart from those TV shows, circa 1965, I think. He had a pretty good voice, in fact. The above clip, though, is from much much later.
A few tweets just seen about Janey Godley:
Looks like my “biased” assumption was right…
Just like her Jew-Zionist Twitter “friends”…
Seems that she is not very popular…
Who said that Janey Godley is not funny? Oh, wait, most people, it seems. Still, I may become a fan— she’s got me laughing already!
What other country would allow a migrant-invader —albeit 2nd-generation— like that to become one of the half-dozen most powerful politicians in the land? India? I think not! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rishi_Sunak.
…”and none dare call it conspiracy”… #IsraeliIntelligence
Let no-one say that these events are just removal of unwanted old statues or some such. I was in Moscow in 1993 when not all of the old statues and memorials had been removed. I remember particularly the massive plinth in Novy Arbat street (formerly Prospekt Kalinina). The actual head and shoulders of the giant bust of Kalinin had gone, leaving only the plinth itself and the metal stalk, about 2 feet high which had once anchored the head and upper body to the stone plinth. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Arbat_Avenue; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikhail_Kalinin
Statues, memorials, street names, these are all part of the mental landscape. Remove them and/or replace them with different heroes, and you change that mental landscape.
These backward migrant-invaders hate us and/or despise our weakness. Their children (in 5-20 years time), whether mixed-race with English mothers or not, will hate us even more. Anyone facilitating the entry of the invaders must be called traitor.
The test for, or touchstone of, whether these msm outlets are for “free speech” or not is whether certain groups can be mentioned, and their behaviour questioned. Above all, Jews and their perceived behaviour, meaning both on the individual basis, and on the group or communal basis.
If a “free speech” outlet, or pressure group, or political party, treats the so-called “JQ” (Jewish Question) as taboo, then it can be binned as worthless. Over to you, Talk Radio! Over to you, Jeremy Kyle!
For example, we have recently seen the emergence of the Free Speech Union. It has a Twitter account, and well-known figures from the “controlled opposition” lead it or belong to it, but the FSU has never once, not one single time, supported the freedom of expression of, say, Alison Chabloz (imprisoned for taking part in an Internet “radio” podcast discussion which mentioned Jews), or Jez Turner (imprisoned for making a speech in Whitehall which mentioned Jews) etc.
Not one “human rights” barrister, or “free speech” talking head, or newspaper scribbler, supported me by word or deed. Not one was brave enough to do so. Useless venal people.
The following exchange on Twitter illustrates the point about what is or is not free speech:
One still sees, on Twitter (often the online home of the ignorant) the contention that “you have free speech but are not free from the consequences of your free speech“.
The above frankly moronic assertion is not uncommonly seen on Twitter. Even those who certainly should know better (eg the odd law lecturer from a “McUniversity”) are seen to come out with the assertion as if it were a judgment of Solomon.
Naturally, a moment’s thought makes it clear that, if you “have free speech but not freedom from consequences“, then Stalin’s Russia, Mao’s China, even Pol Pot’s Cambodia, or North Korea, had “free speech”. You can say whatever you like, but you may then end up in the “GULAG Archipelago”, or the Cambodian “Killing Fields”.
Not a very plausible assertion.
There should be unlimited free speech on social, historical, and political questions, no matter whether this or that ethnic or religious group feels offended. In fact, it is usually only a tiny part of any minority ethnic or religious group that is disposed to find “offence” or indeed to seek it out.
An obvious example of the above is the “Campaign Against Antisemitism” or “CAA”, which purports to represent Jewish-Zionist interests in the UK, yet in fact is a tiny minority of a minority. Somewhere well below 500 members. Its few public demonstrations since it started in 2014 have been attended by 50 to 100 individuals, despite its friends in the msm inflating the figures to hundreds and, in one egregious instance, inflating an attendance of about a hundred or so to “thousands”!
Incidentally, there are about 250,000 Jews in the UK, perhaps more, so the “CAA” membership, thought to be a few hundred at most, is representative of only one UK-based Jew out of about every 1,000 or 2,000.
The same transnational conspiracy, but taking different forms in various countries.
Don’t people understand? Once you set up a system like that, and start incarcerating people on spurious “health” grounds, there is no going back. The system can be repurposed, the camps can be repurposed, at any time. “Health”, “Covid-19”, “spreading fake news”, “wrong attitudes”, “racist”, “anti-Semitic”, “harmful to public order” etc…
The topic is perhaps particularly apposite today, being the day on which the disastrous Second World War started in 1939, 82 years ago.
Usually-reliable sources report the following about Alison Chabloz, the persecuted singer-songwriter and satirist:
Alison remains well, despite still being incarcerated in Bronzefield Prison near Heathrow.
Apparently, Alison’s room or (to put it that way) cell has a view of a courtyard in which are flowers and cherry-blossom trees. Alison not only sings, but also paints, and is painting the said courtyard scene.
Alison has now been given a (paid) job in the prison, involving arts and crafts, sewing, beading etc; she enjoys such activity anyway.
Breakfast for Alison is, firstly, cereal and milk, delivered to her room along with two flasks of hot water. A full “English” breakfast can then be had elsewhere, together with toast, jam etc. The plentiful supply of snacks said to be available during the day seems almost superfluous. Oh, and the menu for lunch always has six choices, including vegetarian, halal and even kosher! Ha ha! Ironic…
Sources report that today’s lunch for Alison consisted of fish and chips, by reason of today being a Friday. A strange survival from Europe’s monkish past.
Well, of course Alison should never have been prosecuted at all, let alone sent to prison, but it is good to know that she is not quite in the “GULAG Archipelago”…
At present, Alison is in prison until around the end of the month, but may be released earlier; we shall see.
Ash Sarkar is a joke even by the standards of the self-describing “Left” (pseudo-socialists). Hard to believe that a “university” (albeit a “McUniversity”) actually employed her briefly to teach “Global Politics” (her degree was in English Literature): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ash_Sarkar.
Actually, to get a measure of the sort of political moronics that support Ask Sarkar and her views, you only have to look at most of the replies to that tweet. Alarmingly thick (and ignorant) people.
I often think back to the situation in Eastern Europe in the 1980s. I was there a few times in the late 1980s, and travelled there and back by both car and plane; Poland, Czechoslovakia, DDR (East Germany), spending 90% of that time in Poland. I also had contact with Soviet matters in the 1980s, though did not visit Moscow until later (1993, and then in 2007).
In those 1980s days, despite ramshackle aspects and popular discontent (especially in Poland), socialist rule seemed strongly embedded in Eastern and parts of Central Europe. Eventually, it just fell off like a snake’s skin.
Thinking back further, the Shah of Iran seemed fairly secure on his throne until…well, until one fine day his whole government and society just collapsed.
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Exactly. There is always the understandable temptation to see the best in the System drones and politicos, “doing their best” etc. Sadly, reality then breaks in, and you see the evil iron fist within that “caring sharing”, “liberal” velvet glove.
Part of the deliberately-cultivated lunacy of the times.
In that video clip, the bastard looks like a bank manager hit by a taser bolt.
“Dressed in a suit with no tie and appearing to be on his own, the newly-single Tory MP was spotted on the dancefloor at the Bohemia club in the city centre in the early hours of Sunday morning.“
“[Manager] Mr Taylor told the PA news agency: “I asked if he wanted to come upstairs and if he liked dance music and explained to him ‘it is pretty lively music, are you sure it’s your kind of night’, making sure he actually wanted to come up.“
“He said ‘I love to dance’ and I said ‘it’s £5 to come up’ and he said ‘even for the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster?‘” [Sky News].
That last question really authenticates the story, Gove having always been a huge moneygrubber. He was one of the worst expenses cheats of the 2005-2010 Parliament. Only a fraction of his cheating and freeloading was ever made fully public: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Gove#Expenses_claims.
It does not surprise me that Gove, despite enjoying about £150,000 in salary, and also having generous expenses (and investments), tried to chisel the nightclub out of its £5 entrance fee.
Gove’s now-estranged wife, Sarah Vine, a newspaper scribbler, seems to be of Jew-Zionist origins (though exact details are hard to come by); her parents are wealthy and secretive, and live in the no-tax joke “state”, or microstate, of Monaco.
When I was (wrongfully and in fact unlawfully) disbarred in 2016 (8 years after I had ceased practice!), for having tweeted FIVE supposedly offensive tweets (out of about 150,000 tweets since 2010!), one of those supposedly offensive tweets was about Gove. I had described the little bastard, entirely accurately, as “a pro-Jew, pro-Israel expenses cheat“. At the time, I was unaware that he was also a drunk and a drug-abuser.
Life can be very unfair. He remains, so far, a Cabinet minister.
As to why his wife dumped him, I have no idea. Probably because he is still a cocaine abuser.
Still, looking at how his personal and political life is unravelling, his punishment cannot be deferred forever. Unlike the Gypsy of legend, I have no declared power to curse, but it is interesting, all the same, how many whom I dislike do go down…
There are different strands in the NWO/ZOG propaganda narrative; they work together. “Covid-19”, “climate change” (of the Greta Nut type), “refugees”, “Black Lives Matter” etc.
The aim, in presently mainly white European regions, is the Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan: “white genocide” (elimination of white Northern Europeans), and a mixed-race populaton ruled over by a stratum of Jews, part-Jews and other globalists.
The police? Nowhere to be seen. Presumably in a back room somewhere, checking to make sure no local people are posting online anything “racist” and/or “anti-Semitic”…
More baiting of the British people, to see how many even say anything against the migration-invasion. Those who do (too vehemently) or who try to organize opposition, will be arrested and many actually imprisoned. It’s already happening.
As for the majority of the population (the “normies”), most will be kept quiet by being chucked TV sports, “soaps”, talent shows, absurd contemporary dramas (including pseudo-historical ones) with mixed-race, LGBT etc casts and storylines. That, and constant fake news via BBC, Sky, ITN.
The System knows that, in terms of a rigged and basically binary electoral system, the voters have nowhere to go. “Labour” has basically the same overarching agenda as the misnamed “Conservatives”.
For other voters, there are other parties, none of which oppose the migration-invasion (LibDems, Greens), or which half-heartedly do so (UKIP, Brexit Party, Reform Party etc) but which anyway have little profile, or (if getting too popular) can be sold out by venal leaders, and then closed down, as happened to UKIP and Brexit Party.
The System allows tiny, doomed “nationalist” parties (mostly one-trick-ponies, anti-Islam but pro-Jew) to exist. In fact such “parties” are useful to the conspiracy, because they and their ridiculous leaders get half a dozen votes in elections, and so devalue true social-nationalism. You know the names: Jayda Fransen, Anne-Marie Waters etc.
The System will push or promote “useful idiots” of that sort as “role models”.
You have seen in France, too, recently, how NWO/ZOG puppet Macron deals with dissenters: they cannot buy in supermarkets or shops, cannot travel, cannot work. Defy the System and you are as good as dead.
In the UK, you may say “not here”, but the night is young. An excuse will probably be found to reintroduce extreme police-state measures during the Autumn or Winter.
Technically, a great achievement, but in terms of socio-political principle a completely misguided project. Research, development, production, staffing, and deployment all heavily subsidized by the taxpayers who would never be able to use it, so that a small number of very wealthy people could travel from London or Paris to New York and/or Barbados in less than 4 hours (average was about 3.5 hours, and record was below 3 hours). Wrongheaded.
The mass of the people are only slowly waking up to the idea that the msm are pushing a completely biased fake news agenda, but waking up they are.
Special notice about this blog
I am probably going to replace my present computer this week. For a technophobe like me, a rather boring ordeal. As a result, my blog may be “off air” for a few days, possibly starting tomorrow, possibly later in the week. I shall return as soon as I can if I have to miss a day or two.
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For me, it goes even beyond that. World evolution is presently led, and has been for hundreds and thousands of years, by Europeans and, especially since about 1400, by the white Northern Europeans. Without the White Northern European element, world evolution stops, and becomes a development of increasingly sub-human decadence and degeneration. In a real sense, all of the world is ours by right, because all the world depends on further upward evolution.
This goes far beyond merely having a home for white people, important as that is.
At what point does a rubbish bin become a powder keg?
Jew, of course…
Every. Single Time.
As I have mentioned before in the blog, those whom I knew in the mid/late 1970s and afterwards, and who used cannabis, all more or less dropped out of society, though most were sufficiently insulated by money not to fall to the bottom of society. They were mostly able to find a niche here or there, or marry into —at least some— money…
I myself was never a smoker of any kind of cigarettes, though I did enjoy Havana cigars when I had a girlfriend who used to bring me some quite often from various places, via duty-free shops. 1980s.
Thank God for that. Here’s hoping all will now go well.
Again, quite right.
More accurately, with most of the disadvantages of a “Communist” (socialist) system, but few of the benefits.
A sharply cunning but basically simplistic woman. One thing she did have, though, which the present government of clowns entirely lacks— decisiveness (and executive ability).
“Miliband”. Once again…
Every. Single. Time.
As I echoed in the anecdote about Afghanistan in yesterday’s blog post.
In Alison’s case, this means that she is now prohibited from talking about, singing about, or writing about Jews, Zionists, Zionism, Israel, or the “holocaust” farrago.
This police state order has been expressed to endure for the maxmum time allowed by that law— 3 years.
The Order includes Internet, radio, social media, in a podcast, or during any public performance.
“They” really do fear the truth…this is akin to what one might expect in a jurisdiction such as Belarus or, indeed, Israel…
The Jew-Zionists will be laughing (but they have laughed prematurely on previous occasions…).
There will, apparently, now be an appeal to the Administrative Court (in effect, the High Court).
I confess that, having ceased Bar practice years before this evil and Draconian legislation was passed, I am not much au fait with its provisions, still less with any case law (precedents), but to give a woman convicted of merely discussing matters in a form of interview the maximum duration for such a Order cannot be just or right. Also, the purported ambit of the prohibition is incredibly wide.
A judge has a measure of discretion, but that judicial discretion must be exercized both lawfully and (in the strict legal sense) reasonably.
As far as I know, Alison will still appear for sentence tomorrow, Wednesday 18 August 2021. Southwark Crown Court.
Who, say 50 years ago, would have thought it possible, in England, that expression of thoughts, views, satire, and the lampooning of influential groups or cabals, would become illegal and the subject of harsh prohibitory laws?
Britain foolishly gave refuge to those, and the parents or grandparents of those, who now tie and bind British people.
As President Kennedy said more than once, when peaceful reform is made impossible, revolution is made inevitable.
One round, and one for luck.
Raab may be able to bully his office staff and get away with it (because none of them felt able to hit him) but Raab cannot bully the Taliban, or China, or Russia, or even Belarus. He’s another completely useless member of a Cabinet of clowns.
If you put an impurity, a drop of something, into a large amount of water, it usually makes little difference. The more of the impurity you put into the water, the less pure is the water, the less like ordinary water it is. If a huge amount of the impurity is poured in, eventually the water is not really water at all, but just takes on the characteristics of the impurity. That is Britain (and much of Europe) today.
Brenton Tarrant was very foolish to attack a mosque and those in it.
Hippocratic Oath means nothing then. Name and shame every health worker who refuses to treat anyone. What a 🤡 world we live in. https://t.co/q40WjEInUY
— Pure Reflections 🙏 THE TRUTH 🙌 MATTERS 📈 🔥 (@Reflexospuros) August 17, 2021
More news from and about the new crazed “woke” multikulti police state that has emerged in Australia. New Zealand is no different, because this is a transnational conspiracy.
…and, yes, that spectral and drugged creature on the left is Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of the new “woke” multikulti New Zealand. Australasia has fallen.
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Good grief! While I reluctantly accept that, as a matter of loyalty and honour, the UK should save the lives of the relatively small number of interpreters etc who worked with UK forces, and who now face execution (perhaps support them, and their immediate families, in some third country, not the UK), I oppose this further swamping of my poor native land completely. This is no more than another expression of the Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan [https://www.westernspring.co.uk/the-coudenhove-kalergi-plan-the-genocide-of-the-peoples-of-europe/].
I pity the Scots, living under that crazed and fanatical dwarf-woman. Sadly, the SNP seem to be digging in their heels. The “majority for Independence” the SNP seeks seems further away than ever, but that may actually strengthen the electoral showings of the SNP, in that everything not working properly up there can be blamed on Westminster.
Not that I myself oppose “independence” for Scotland, i.e. Scotland going its own way, no longer dependent on the English taxpayer. Good luck and (sincere) good wishes. However, the entirely fake “nationalism” of the SNP means Pakistani “Scottish” ministers of “justice”, dictatorial powers, a very politicized police force, an (((occupied))) Press, radio, and TV, and a Scotland basically run by Zionists, freemasons, and Common Purpose conspirators.
Exactly. Even a blog such as mine faces attacks from the Jewish-Zionist element. False and malicious accusations etc. However, while these legal methods of propaganda and enlightenment exist, we should use them, even if it at times seems to be akin to firing your Walther PPK or Schmeisser out of the window at the invading hordes in 1945 Berlin, i.e. a valiant but doomed attempt to defend European race and culture.
The tide will turn. When it does, the boot will be on the other foot.
Amusing clip from Gilad Atzmon, though nearly four years old now. As for Rachel Eden, who tried so hard to get into the good books of the Zionists, she never did manage to get elected as MP, though she was selected as candidate for Reading West in 2019; she did worse than had Labour’s 2017 candidate, despite the fact that the Conservative (Alok Sharma) got almost the exact same percentage of the vote in both 2017 and 2018: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reading_West_(UK_Parliament_constituency)#Elections_in_the_2010s.
Part of the soundtrack of my life c.1972. I rather like TV themes. Another early favourite, but from 1965/1966 (when I was 9) was that of Riviera Police:
A better recording:
I am very sorry to hear about the devastating fires in Turkey. I visited Turkey and Northern Cyprus a few times in the 1990s, and also in 2001 (when I drove to Turkey from the UK and spent 3 months living in Fethiye, on the Mediterranean coast). I hope that this terrible series of fires will be extinguished soon.
A rare week, in which John Rentoul beat my score. This week he scored 7/10, but I scored only 5/10, a far worse effort than usual. I did not know the answers to questions 3, 6, 7, 9, and 10 (I should have known no. 7, but the mind was blank, so there it is…).
Sadly, very true, though “Left wing” (eg “socialist”) is not fully accurate, certainly not the full story. The Jew-Zionist element has a near-stranglehold, as it does over the msm. In fact, not so long ago, the fake UK “charity” known as “Campaign Against Antisemitism” or “CAA” was advertising for “volunteers” with their own Wikipedia accounts to “edit” (vandalize) Wikipedia pages.
Wikipedia is one of the best resources on the Internet, perhaps the best, which makes it all the more irritating that Jew-Zionists and others are using it to spread propaganda.
It is absurd, also, that the mainstream UK newspaper, the Daily Mail, cannot be cited as a source for anything, yet rubbish publications such as the Sun, Mirror, even Morning Star, can be! Incidentally, I have no reason to be kind to the Daily Mail, as you will see if you google “Ian Millard barrister Daily Mail”!
Also, we see that the trend for the State to “outsource” things has now led to the “Boris” etc weaselling that the facemask nonsense will largely end (in law) on 19 July 2021, while at the very same time telling the public that they “should” carry on being scared facemask-wearing rabbits, and also telling —or nod-and-winking— to large supermarkets etc, and airlines, that they should effectively demand that their customers continue to be muzzled.
Screw that, and screw all companies demanding facemask use! Rebel any way you can, especially by boycotting those companies. Vote with your feet, and with your wallet or purse!
After 2008, “austerity” (which was the policy not only of the part-Jews David Cameron-Levita and George Osborne but also of Gordon Brown and Alastair Darling), was completely wrongheaded. Now, though, we see almost the opposite —but skewed— policy of vast sums spent, not on useful infrastructure, nor on real education and upskilling, but on schemes over the past 19 months to keep the population at home, eating delivered junk food, drinking heavily, and watching TV.
I too live in one of the wealthier parts of England, yet the roads are falling to pieces, and public services have been cut to the bone.
Early afternoon music
These people should be on our side! When I lived in Kazakhstan (1996-97), I knew several former Russian VDV (Air Descent Contingent…special forces) people. Very solid people.
(and in most of the USA, minimum-wage workers cannot afford even a one-bed apartment!).
The same or similar problem exists in the UK. Topping-up pay via Universal Credit is quite wrong; it subsidizes poor-paying-employers vis a vis employers who pay decently. Pay must be sufficient to live on. A measure of State-paid Basic Income will also have to come into existence, because the nexus between pay and work is very loose now, and many do not have paid work at all.
Stonehouse was a sensation when exposed as a fraud who had not died, as everyone thought, in 1974, in the sea off Miami Beach (a rather unlkely place to drown anyway). His espionage for socialist Czechoslovakia was not exposed to the public until well after his death.
That was an age when politicians, though hardly honoured, were still regarded as basically straight people. The later tidal wave of mediocre and hopeless idiots had not yet filled the Commons. That was another reason why people were fascinated by Stonehouse’s attempted (and very nearly successful) scam.
Other reasons why l’affaire Stonehouse became a sensation, briefly, were because it coincided with that Reginald Perrin TV comedy series, and also because a few other cases of international (British) fugitives had been news for years, notably that of Ronnie Biggs [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronnie_Biggs].
I recall that, when I had to visit the British High Commission in Gaborone, Botswana, in 1977, at age 20, I noticed a small golden plaque by the entrance stating that it had been officially opened by John Stonehouse in 1966, when he had been a minister in the Colonial Office and its successor, the short-lived Commonwealth Office (from 1968, joined with the Foreign Office in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office).
Strange to see that inscription, nearly three years after Stonehouse’s disgrace (but history is history, something both the “BLM” idiots and Zionist Jews might note).
The Daily Mail piece also contained the assertion that one Ernest Fernyhough, PPS to Prime Minister Harold Wilson, had also been (one of a number of Labour MPs) spying for the Czech StB (external intelligence organization). His treachery is new to me, and I see that Wikipedia does not mention it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_Fernyhough.
I imagine that Stonehouse, who was a bit of a Casanova, and a gambler generally, might have been a fairly useful agent for Czech Intelligence, willing to take calculated risks.
As to the book, to be released on 22 July 2021, I might buy the hardback edition via Amazon when it is put on secondhand sale in a few months. RRP is £25.99, but the book can be bought at £18.99. Maybe when there are good, or as-new, used copies for £2 or so. Or, if you like, “when you get down to 90 kopecks, wake me up again”.
Despite that Daily Mail piece having been interestingly written, it contained one schoolboy error by the author (of both the book and the article): speaking in the strict legal sense, Stonehouse did not commit, as the writer claims, “treason”; his alleged espionage crimes would have been charged, had he been charged, under the Official Secrets Act(s) [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Official_Secrets_Act#United_Kingdom].
What a co-incidence! The new Secretary of State for Health, and also the person posing as PM, are apparently both now “self-isolating”. Of course, that has nothing to do with 19 July 2021, the day after tomorrow, and the (latest, so-called) “Freedom Day”…
The organized trade unions, what’s left of them, are basically just System-run, politically-correct, advice organizations, of very little use to British people whether employed or not.
I myself am not a member, nor even supporter (as such) of Patriotic Alternative, but the negative attention that PA is getting from “the usual suspects” makes me think that they are at least on the right track.
Terrible. Abuse of the helpless, disguised as “caring sharing” communitarianism. Typical of this poor country in the year 2021.
I missed Bastille Day, so here’s to Macron meeting with Madame Guillotine!
Last word tonight
Listening to BBC World Service and, once again, appalled by the poor standards now, as compared to the 1970s and 1980s, when I was a regular listener. Then, mostly interesting and erudite programming, and including some entertainment, ofwhich some eveentertained me. Now, endless black “music” or other ghastly trash, and “BLM”-style nonsense propaganda. 90% of the output now is rubbish.