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Diary Blog, 30 September 2021

Fuel shortage

Within a 6-mile radius of my present home, I can think of at least 2 petrol stations that have closed even in the past decade. That may seem a small number, but the number thus remaining is only 4, so a third of them have gone even since about 2011.

Labour Party

The Labour Party has now been retaken by the Jewish lobby and its puppets. Israel has probably spent millions on this. Not that I ever gave much credence to “Momentum” (a pressure group owned outright by a limited company owned by a couple of Jews), or indeed to Corbyn.

Below, Israeli Intelligence and Israeli Embassy official Shai Masot discusses a one-million-pound political slush fund with moneygrubbing expenses cheat and (now removed) Labour MP, Joan Ryan, a one-time head of Labour Friends of Israel:

and, below, Shai Masot again, this time talking to Maria Strizzolo, then a civil servant and one of Masot’s agents in the Conservative Party milieu:

Lisa Nandy marks her own card; openly supporting the former so-called “MP for Tel Aviv” (or one of them). In fact, Louise Ellman is no longer an MP, and is now 75 years of age: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louise_Ellman.

What I fear is that the Boris-idiot regime is just so incompetent and ridiculous that Labour, though a total fake, will be able to come back from near-extinction, bearing in mind that we live under a completely rigged and basically binary electoral system; and then impose a similar and possibly worse regime (though frankly, could it be worse? That is what many voters may think by ?2023 or 2024).

For me, one or both, or all three System parties have to be taken down. Labour is now the weaker of the main two.

I wonder, though, whether voters will flock back to Labour, with its open support for mass immigration, desire to further squash free speech, and with its 2010-style “austerity” programme akin to that of the pre-Boris “Conservatives” (and so on).

Other tweets seen

Alison Chabloz

Usually-reliable sources say that persecuted singer-songwriter and satirist, Alison Chabloz, will be released from prison today. Good luck to her in her endeavours. What kind of country imprisons people for criticizing the behaviour of malicious and exploitative groups, or for singing satirical songs?

[Alison Chabloz]

Nicolas Sarkozy

When I was (wrongfully) disbarred in late 2016, it was because I tweeted tweets (5 in number, in the end) considered to be too offensive. That despite the fact that all five tweets were entirely truthful, and commented on society and a few politicians. One was about Michael Gove; another was about Nicolas Sarkozy.

Sarkozy, a half-Jew, has now been convicted of corruption (with Jewish businessmen, though you will look in vain for that detail in the linked Daily Mail report…quelle surprise…). As the newspaper report says, his one-year sentence is to be served at his own home! The (((fix))) is certainly in, in France…https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10044901/French-ex-President-Nicolas-Sarkozy-guilty-illegal-campaign-financing.html.

Macron is no better. See https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/01/09/on-recent-events-in-france/.

France has had a big problem since the 19th Century; e.g. l’affaire Stavisky in the 1930s: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stavisky_affair

It will be recalled that Sarkozy was a leading promoter of the taking down of Gaddafi in Libya in 2012, and that Sarkozy collaborated on that with David Cameron-Levita (another part-Jew). Thus Europe is now flooded with African migrant-invaders, many of which come via Libya. It’s all connected…

Bernard-Henri Levy

Libya’s UN-recognised government has disavowed a visit by French writer Bernard-Henri Levy, a champion of the 2011 Nato intervention that helped topple the regime of Muammar Gaddafi and whose standing has plummeted since the uprising.

In 2011, Levy performed a key advisory role in the decision by the then French president, Nicholas Sarkozy, to join a Nato coalition supporting Libya’s rebels with air strikes against Gaddafi and his loyalists.” [Middle East Eye] https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/libya-france-writer-bernard-henry-levy-visit.

Levy“…Every. Single. Time… (and is “French” really the right description?).

More tweets

Stealth Covid passport-ism. The programme is pushing to get out, all the time.

Savitri Devi

The Savitri Devi Archive has announced its new website: https://savitridevi.org/.

https://savitridevi.org/welcome-to-the-new-savitri-devi-archive/

Well worth a visit.

See also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Savitri_Devi; https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-41757047; https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/450155.Savitri_Devi; https://ianrobertmillard.org/2016/11/17/social-nationalism-and-green-politics/.

[Savitri Devi]

Late tweets

Late music

Diary Blog, 29 September 2021

Labour Party

When I was a teenager, in the early-mid 1970s, the annual conferences of the big System parties were events heavily reported, and shown live on at least two of the (then) three television stations. Decisions were taken, policies made. That was then. Now? Just PR events designed to present an image to the public. All the conferences are now pathetic. Labour up first this year.

BBC Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis, a Jewish woman [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emily_Maitlis], with Blairite Labour manipulator Peter Mandelson, also of Jewish origins [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Mandelson].

#JewishLobby…

In a sense, quite funny that even those “Labourites” who despise
Starmer and all his works are incapable of saying openly that the plot to remove Corbyn and return Labour to the pro-Israel fold was fundamentally, in fact almost entirely, a Jewish (Lobby) one.

All of the MPs who plotted in expensively-rented country houses and at Westminster against Corbyn were Jewish and/or members of Labour Friends of Israel. Here’s one non-Jewish one— shameless moneygrubber and expenses cheat Joan Ryan: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_Ryan_(politician); https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_Ryan_(politician)#Expenses_controversies.

Here’s Joan Ryan conspiring with Israeli Embassy official and intelligence officer (surprisingly), Shai Masot. They talk about a one million pound slush fund from Israel, ultimately designed to help get rid of Corbyn and replace him with a Jewish Lobby-approved puppet:

That pro-Israel cabal in the Parliamentary Labour Party had, as a major aim, to replace Corbyn with a suitably pro-Jewish and pro-Israel puppet. We know the result: Corbyn was replaced, by Keir Starmer, a former Director of Public Prosecutions who is married to a Jewish property lawyer; their children are being brought up as if fully-Jewish. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keir_Starmer#Personal_life.

One of the most toxic groups of Jewish Lobby fanatics in the UK, the small but vocal so-called “Campaign Against Antisemitism” [“CAA”] was involved in the “Get Rid of Corbyn” “operation” ((operation))):

Not that I ever had much time for Corbyn: poorly educated, not hugely intelligent, with primitive Lego-brick socio-political concepts built into a 1970s Collet’s London Bookshop-style of an ideology. No understanding of the necessity to protect European race and culture. In short, pretty poor, but at least Corbyn was not in the pocket of the Jewish/Israel lobby.

Tweets seen

That MP looks rather dishonest, in my opinion. I had not previously heard of him: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Graham_(politician). Ex-diplomat, ex-Barings Bank, ex-China old hand, speaks 8 languages: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Graham_(politician)#International_experience. Makes one think…

That tweet immediately above would be more convincing had the Labour Party not been the instigator of the whole anti-Welfare State, anti-social security policy current, which started in earnest under that horrible little blot Alistair Darling [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alistair_Darling] when he was in Cabinet under Blair and Brown (from 1998). Darling was, repeatedly, an expenses cheat, and eventually had to resign from the Faculty of Advocates (Scottish Bar): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alistair_Darling#Expenses_claims.

In fact it was Labour, not the Conservatives, who brought in the hated and fraudulent ATOS organization to “assess” (cheat) the disabled and sick, though the misnamed “Conservative” Party made the whole system even more cruel under (Conservative Friends of Israel, expenses cheat, fraud, liar) Iain Dunce Duncan Smith.

Starmer’s idea (sole idea?) seems to be to position Labour somewhere vaguely near to where the Conservatives are, then say to the public, “we are similar to them, but not so corrupt, and more competent“. Will that work for Starmer? I doubt it, but in a rigged binary system, who knows?

More Jewish/Israeli interference…

…and full marks for writing “to pressure” rather than the usually-seen (and usually wrong) “to pressurize“…

More tweets

Bending the knee to black mobs. He does it, ideologically, to the Israel Lobby as well. More so, in fact.

The decadence implied in that restaurant bill is unmistakeable. Apres nous le deluge? Perhaps sooner than that…

So a young Jewish woman (brought up in the UK?), and who would probably not dream of joining the British army, flies to Israel to enlist in the Israeli armed forces? What does that say about “their” real loyalties? Even the ones brought up here. Even the ones born here. Strangers in a strange land…

Indeed. HR and related departments are riddled with Common Purpose drones now, and the same poison has deeply infiltrated the police, and other organs of the State; also law firms, barristers’ chambers etc.

The above situation has pretty much finished off the UK trade unions, too.

It is really right in front of us now, in plain sight.

The fact is that people do need petrol for their cars, if they live outside the major cities and have to do things; unless, like Hitchens, they can cycle or walk to Oxford railway station, take a (1st Class?) train trip to London, thence (via taxi?) to their newspaper office.

Having said that, those who were filling up cars already well-filled, or filling jerricans, are just sheep, but without the bucolic charm. Hitchens was right to note the inaccuracy of the “keep calm and carry on” stuff. People now mostly have no idea of the panic to which Londoners especially were subject in the latter months of 1939.

Hitchens is right, there. Panic over the “virus”, which has killed or helped to kill maybe one in a thousand people in the UK, yet complacency (albeit resentful) about the migration-invasion and the non-white breeding rate, together an existential danger to the British people.

Americans, at least official ones, and the American public as a mass (misled by a Jewish-Zionist msm), are quite often bullies. They love to hit those who cannot hit back. I have often wondered whether this trend started in WW2, when American aircraft bombed much of Germany and Japan to rubble (and also large areas of France, Italy and elsewhere), while knowing that the US homeland was completely safe from retaliation.

I suppose that that that is why the 2001 World Trade Center attack hit Americans so hard. It showed that America could be the target of a large and deadly attack.

American mistreatment of prisoners of war also goes back far, even further than WW2 —when US troops and other organs carried out war crimes such as shooting captured German soldiers, mistreating captured German naval personnel, and starving numbers of POWs to death (as in the “Rhine Meadows” war crimes: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rheinwiesenlager).

Americans started to abuse their prisoners long before Abu Ghraib, Bagram, and Guantanamo, even long before WW2. The mistreatment of —especially Confederate— prisoners was widespread in the American Civil War, and after Lincoln’s assassination, some of those suspected of involvement were kept hooded for months, just as at Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib…

Early afternoon music

Late afternoon music

[Great Road, by Levitan]

More tweets

Quelle surprise…just as, in the UK, one would not expect immigrants to vote UKIP, Brexit Party etc, let alone BNP, NF or the like.

In fact, that is one reason why the “Parliamentary road” is probably a no-win situation for us, despite 80% or more of the inhabitants of the UK still being white northern Europeans.

Beautiful whale film; as to the “climate change” stuff, something is happening, in some parts of the world, but causation is debatable, as is (even more so) whether humanity can affect those global and interplanetary processes (except by disappearing).

Late music

[The Vladimirka (road), by Levitan]

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.

Late music

Diary Blog, 6 February 2020

Keir Starmer, and freemasons in Parliament

I was interested to discover (if possible) whether Keir Starmer is a freemason. I assumed that he probably is, he having been Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). In looking at the Internet, I saw this, from 2018:

Secret Freemasons groups for politicians and journalists have been operating in Westminster, it has been reported.”

westminster

“According to The Guardian, the secret society has two arms established for people working on the parliamentary estate.

The newspaper revealed that the New Welcome Lodge is for MPs, peers and parliamentary staff, while Gallery Lodge is for political journalists with access to parliament, known as the lobby.

Freemasonry records show that both are still active. It is understood that the New Welcome Lodge has 30 to 40 members, around four of which are MPs, while Gallery Lodge has 45 members.” [Politics Home]

https://www.politicshome.com/news/uk/politics/news/92587/secret-freemasons-groups-politicians-and-journalists-%E2%80%98operating

That must be merely the tip of the iceberg. It would be naive indeed to imagine that only 4 MPs out of 650 are freemasons! There must be other lodges in and around Parliament. However, nothing directly about Starmer.

My interest in Starmer stemmed from the fact that he is now backing “all-BAME lists” for candidate MPs. In other words, Labour is “thinking about” introducing a colour bar! Oh, it’s OK, because it will discriminate only against white British people…

In fact, this further nail in Labour’s coffin is, in a sense, logical. As I have been blogging for a few years, Labour is now to a large extent the party of the ethnic minorities (except Jews). This latest nonsense just confirms that. As for white (formerly known as “British”) people, they can just “like it or lump it”. My feeling is that, even more than is presently the case, English people (especially) will turn their collective back on Labour and seek another horse to back.

Musical interlude

Katie Hopkins

I have posted something about Katie Hopkins losing her Twitter account:

https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2020/02/06/katie-hopkins-and-questions-arising/

Myaskovsky

The music of Myaskovsky is regrettably little-known in the West. One of his quieter symphonies, performed by the USSR State Symphony Orchestra, Yevgeny Svetlanov conducting:

Another version?

Westminster voting intention

The two latest opinion polls. Both show the same picture: Cons high by default, Lab floundering around its core vote (25% to 30%), nothing else of interest:

A “free country”?

One word or tweet about the Rothschilds and their role in politics or history (not even mentioning the word “Jew”) and a footballer is “charged” by the Football Association [FA]! Incredible…and look (((who))) are publicizing it…Did (((they))) complain about it in the first place? I wonder…

More trouble caused by Zionist Jews

https://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/westminster-planners-reveal-opposition-to-inappropriate-holocaust-memorial/10046219.article

The Westminster City Council was set to reject the plans for a horribly ugly “holocaust” permanent exhibition by the Palace of Westminster, until this evil dystopian and Zionist lobby-ridden “government” [ZOG] took away the Council’s power to bin the scheme. The idea is rubbish, the design is even worse. Bin it. Bulldoze it.

Just before midnight…

Diary Blog, 22 January 2020

Charles meets Greta Nut

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7915307/Prince-Charles-flies-Davos-jet-emitting-six-tonnes-carbon-launch-sustainable-project.html

The Royal Family are dim anyway, but why do they always have to make such idiots of themselves? Charles “has a summit” with Greta Thunberg, a poorly-educated Swedish autistic and mental case, aged 17 (as of a couple of weeks ago). Does he not see how stupid this makes him look? Not to mention the hypocrisy of lecturing others about “climate change” and “carbon emissions” while taking a private jet from the UK to Switzerland!

Charles, I suppose, imagines that this makes him look terribly cutting-edge and credible. No. It makes him look even more silly. I suppose that, when he made his “10 years to save the planet” speech, few shouted out that “the emperor has no clothes”…despite that fact that Charles said the same thing or very similar about 11 years ago!

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/theroyalfamily/4952918/Prince-Charles-we-have-100-months-to-save-the-world.html

In fact, back then, in 2009, Charles said that he himself had calculated that the world had only 96 months in which to be “saved” (i.e. 8 years), which would mean until 2017! Ha ha!

https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/green-living/just-96-months-to-save-world-says-prince-charles-1738049.html

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2009/mar/08/prince-charles-monarchy

As if that perhaps well-meaning but dim fellow could “calculate” the above in any case (no-one could, but certainly not him!).

In fact, Charles “gave the world a reprieve” in 2015 by extending his deadline to 2019. Wrong again. To be fair on him, other reports did say that he had extended the deadline to 2050. I suppose that some people actually take him seriously. Not many, though. Maybe make a personal start by not travelling by private jet? A pointless piece of virtue-signalling, true, but at least he would not be making himself look a complete idiot…

https://www.climatedepot.com/2019/07/16/prince-charles-at-it-again-issues-yet-another-climate-tipping-point-deadline-after-previous-100-month-deadline-expires/

Well, I suppose that Charles might just be “badly-advised”. He certainly will be if he actually listens to that crazed little nut, Greta Thunberg! At least Nikolai II only allowed himself to be misled by Rasputin and a few others (and Rasputin sometimes made cogent points about Russia’s direction).

rasputin

I have already blogged about Greta Thunberg

https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2019/09/29/greta-thunberg-system-approved-wunderkind/

and about those around her

https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2019/10/09/extinction-rebellion-greta-thunberg-cressida-dick-and-the-madness-of-protesting-crowds/

https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2019/08/16/the-extinction-rebellion-levellers/

Charles and Israel

After his activities at Davos, Charles will be flying off to Israel on his private jet, to speechify about another largely faked narrative, the embellished “holocaust” farrago. Don’t bother. No-one’s listening.

More about Greta Nut

I am rarely seen supporting Trump, but it is surreal to see a headline such as “Greta Thunberg blasts Trump“! I’m sure that he is really worried…

Free speech and its enemies

Look at this idiot:

So according to Peter-somebody, anyone questioning the “gas chambers” fable (for which there is no real evidence), or anyone questioning one of the literally hundreds of faked “holocaust” memoirs or other accounts, must be imprisoned. The spirit of Stalinism is not dead…The absurd thing is that Peter-somebody and his like are usually not Jewish but non-Jew “useful idiot” doormats (he also does not seem to know that, out of about 200 states in the world, only about 13 states have such laws, and only a handful of others have laws which go some way toward that position— about 18 altogether):

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

Here’s Angela Eagle MP [Lab., Wallasey], who thinks that it is “deeply worrying” that 5% of the population have worked out that the “holocaust” farrago is a System (NWO/ZOG) fable convenue:

Had she read further, she would be even more “worried”, because the survey says that a further 20% of the public of the UK do not believe many of the main details of the fable.

Personally, I find it more worrying that Angela Eagle and the less-prominent “useful idiots” have not noticed that that Independent survey is from last year! It is from 27 January 2019! Sometimes the details matter…

Labour leadership contest

Labour’s farcical “leadership” contest trundles on, with loudmouth ignoramus Jess Phillips, having been unable even to get into the starting stalls, now backing System drone Lisa Nandy.

Warwick University

Nice to know that at least one university is trying to protect freedom of expression from the manipulations of the Jewish lobby.

As for the so called “International Definition” of “antisemitism”, only about 18 states out of 200 have “adopted” it (I thought 30-35 until today, but was wrong— only 18 in fact), and several of those are having second thoughts now:

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

“…one of the original drafters, Kenneth S. Stern has opposed the misuse of the definition to suppress and limit free speech.” [Wikipedia]

More re. Labour leadership

Well, since you ask…

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I think that Labour is asking the wrong questions. Its MPs and members are preoccupied with the idea that a new leader can “unite” the party and then the country.

First of all, Labour is now composed of at least two, I would say three blocs, with different core socio-political beliefs. Apart from that, what country is Labour (of all parties) going to “unite”? The blacks and browns in the cities? The white English who are not just, in part, “left behind” but also —more usually— disrespected and ignored? The so-called “progressive”, “me-too” and “refugees welcome” idiots who usually refer to (other) white people as “gammon” or “gammons” (though they would die rather than call a black man a “nig”, or even simply call a Jew a Jew!)?

In reality, the UK is not even split, it’s fissured along many social, age-related, racial, ethnic, ideological lines. Labour is incapable, coming as it does out of a very specific set of circumstances in the late 19th/early 20th centuries, of adapting to this multiform UK. The “Conservatives” have not adapted much either, but so far have managed to concentrate most of their support in what could be termed, very generally,  “white people over 60 years of age in the Southern part of the UK”.

After 2300 hrs

The witching hour approaches. Time for music:

Early hours postscript

Diary Blog, 17 January 2020

Something those under the age of, say, 25 should be shown, especially if they are followers of Greta Nut (Greta Thunberg)…

The international “System” will do anything, say anything, suppress anything so long as the reality is hidden: that the world simply has too many people and particularly too many non-European people.

Tweet about Belgium and also about Ukraine

From a couple of months ago, but just seen:

A bit like the UK, where there is an an enormously disproportionate Jewish presence in politics, law, business leadership, television, radio, Press, publishing, yet the masses are told —by that same (((controlled and/or influenced))) msm— about the allegedly huge “antisemitism” in the UK! Even the Cabinet is now basically a pack not only of Jews and part-Jews but of non-Jews who are completely in the pocket of the Israel lobby.

Britain today, British “Conservatism” today…

Take a look at this personification of much of what is wrong in the UK:

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

His degree was in Zoology and he then obtained a doctorate focussing on the mating habits of the common pheasant. His next step was to get his first job, aged 26, working as a journalist (for 8 years). He then became a director of a bank, Northern Rock, which, in 2008, was the first British bank to fail by reason of a bank run in 150 years (it was nationalized and then sold off in pieces to protect investors).

I suppose that a casual reader of such a CV might say, “what a clever man, to be a zoologist and journalist and then become director of a bank!” Well, not really, when you learn that his father had been a Northern Rock board member for 30 years and eventually Chairman, leaving just before Matt Ridley joined…

Under the chairmanship of Matt Ridley, Northern Rock had a business plan which involved borrowing heavily in the UK and international money markets, extending mortgages to customers based on this funding, and then re-selling these mortgages on international capital markets, a process known as securitisation. In August 2007, when the global demand from investors for securitised mortgages was falling away, the lack of money raised by this meant that Northern Rock became unable to repay loans from the money market. This problem had been anticipated by the financial markets, which drew greater attention to it. On 14 September 2007, the bank sought and received a liquidity support facility from the Bank of England, to replace funds it was unable to raise from the money market. This led to panic among individual depositors, who feared that their savings might not be available should Northern Rock go into receivership. The result was a bank run – the UK’s first in 150 years – where depositors lined up outside the bank to withdraw all of their savings as quickly as possible, particularly since everyone else was doing the same.” [Wikipedia].

In 2007, I was still a practising barrister. One day, I had just finished a contractual dispute involving boatbuilding at Southampton. I exited Southampton County Court to see something unusual: across the street, a Northern Rock branch, with a line of people outside. Right next door to Northern Rock, a branch (maybe a charity shop; I just saw the sign) of The Samaritans! I wish I had had a camera! I probably could have sold the photo to the national Press!

Away from reminiscence. So here we have Matt Ridley, trained in zoology, aged 36 and who has become a bank director (Chairman from 2002) by reason solely of family connection. To add to his other attributes, he is also a “libertarian” and an atheist. Oh dear…

Matt Ridley inherited a large estate in the North of England. It has been in his family’s ownership since the 17th Century (1698):

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

http://www.blagdonestate.co.uk/

http://www.blagdonestate.co.uk/about-blagdon/family-history

Matt Ridley is now causing a storm on Twitter because of his view that the past decade was the best ever.

If only everyone could inherit an estate and a fortune, become director of a bank (taking deposits from the public, at that) despite having no qualifications or experience whatever, run that bank into the ground, cost the country incredible amounts of money, yet face no personal penalty or sanction! If only everyone could be like that, the UK would be so much happier.

Having said that, I have been reading some tweets and other material about Matt Ridley. When it comes to scientific questions, he is interesting and may well be right in certain areas (e.g. re “Nature and Nurture”), but, like so many scientists (not to mention actors and others) becomes effectively an idiot as soon as he steps out of his magic circle into the realms of politics and, it seems, socio-economic policy.

The (((New York Times))): All The News That (((Fits)))

https://unherd.com/2020/01/what-has-the-new-york-times-got-against-britain/

Labour leadership

More black marks for Jess Phillips: she is pro-abortion, and is apparently endorsed by a few msm idiots such as James Corden (he tweeted in favour of her a year ago). She has given an interview to the joke “newspaper”, the Huffington Post:

https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/jess-phillips-labour-leadership_uk_5e20786ec5b673621f71c30c

She would “immediately” expel “anti-Semites”, apparently. For me, “anti-Semitism” is not a crime anyway (it is not a crime in England either, though many seem to have been brainwashed into thinking that it is). Seems that Jess Phillips believes in rights for Jews but not for “anti-Semitic” British people.

She would, it seems clear, actually expel Jeremy Corbyn from Labour! Oh, and she wants to bring back into Labour not only the disloyal Jewesses Luciana Berger and Louise Ellman, but also Fathead Chuka (Umunna)!

Monty Don’s American Gardens

I like gardens, though not gardening! I very much like Monty Don’s odysseys across the history and geography of gardens. His Italian Gardens series was excellent. This latest series today included the Middleton Plantation in South Carolina, near to Charleston, where I once had colleagues. We had a small lunch and business meeting at that estate one weekend. Only about 6 or 7 people. I recall that I decided to go local, so ordered catfish and collard greens; you can’t get much more “Southern” than that!

Tempus fugit. Doesn’t seem like 18 years ago…

If music be the food of love, play on…

Labour leadership poll

I thought that it might be closer than that. Well, we shall see. Not that I care, so long as Jess Phillips and Lisa Nandy have no chance. I suppose that the Labour membership is thinking that a System figurehead such as ex-DPP Keir Starmer would not frighten the horses electorally. True, but he would also be a pretty dull choice. I am not sure how much Starmer really wants positive change, whereas Rebecca Long-Bailey does, not that my view of her is particularly kind either.

 

Diary Blog, 15 January 2020

Saw the short film below: Hitler visiting the Sudetenland, the bit of the present-day Czech Republic which Germany annexed in late 1938. Most of the population was in fact German anyway.

I think that it can be seen from the film that the popular enthusiasm for Hitler was entirely genuine and unfeigned.

The film below is film taken in Paris during the Occupation (1940-44), but with a later propaganda commentary in English, for an English audience, by Pathe News.

The commentary is unintentionally funny. For example, at one point, people are shown lining up to buy bread. The next clip shows well-dressed racegoers at Longchamps! Of course, the one does not preclude the other. In the Britain of 2020 one could show some people sleeping in the street or even (literally) starving while others are attending Ascot or Newbury…

One might add that it is possible to see people queuing for bread in France today, though not for reasons of rationing and shortage; usually in the morning when les boulangeries open for business.

There was, of course, rationing in the Paris of the early 1940s, just as there was in, say, London; one consequence of a crazy and unnecessary war.

Paris, to my eye, looked better then than it does today. At least there were no non-European migrant-invaders; and (((another element))) was largely absent…

Labour leadership

Many are probably saying, as I do, that all five of the candidates are hopeless, though there are differences among them.

Lisa Nandy has emerged as the main System drone, even more than Keir Starmer. She is Labour in the way of Blair and Brown. A political throwback. In fact she was PPS to the late Tessa Jowell. She is part-Indian, favours mass immigration, has already paid lip-service to the Jewish lobby and has now attacked Putin. Her personal “partner” is a public relations consultant. Need one say more?

Keir Starmer looks the part, but seems to me to have few ideas. There’s a dullness.

Rebecca Long-Bailey: on the face of it, a humourless “radical” who would (imo) never be able to appeal to most of the electorate. Even the fact that the Jews seem to hate her is not quite enough for her to appeal to me.

Emily Thornberry: smug de haut en bas Champagne “socialist”, married to a half-Jew High Court judge (they own 8 buy to let properties as well as at least two other homes). Another one who would sink Labour like a stone if elected leader.

Jess Phillips: a freeloading pro-Israel, pro-Jewish lobby loudmouth ignoramus, who fits a degenerate political system like a populist glove. No education of any worth, no culture of any value, no knowledge of any use. I would add that most of the loud Twitter Jews seem to favour her, as they do, but all five candidates have more or less pledged acquiescence, if not allegiance, to “them”, so none of these five will get my (in any event, irrelevant) endorsement.

A Twitter account worth following (for once)

Lisa Nandy

Just saw this via Twitter:

Well, there it is. According to Lisa Nandy, anyone in Labour who criticizes actual atrocities carried out by Israeli forces in places like the West Bank will be expelled from Labour. Yes, there it is. Lisa Nandy is a complete mouthpiece for the Israel lobby, which is more or less the same as the Jew lobby or Jewish lobby in the UK.

Another impression I get, looking at that short piece of film, is that Lisa Nandy is rather thicker than I had at first thought. I just looked again at her Wikipedia entry: comprehensive school followed by a soft degree in Politics at Newcastle University and a Master’s degree from Birkbeck (London). No real clue there either way. I cannot see much of the huge talent with which she is credited by some msm scribblers.

Anyway, I think that now Lisa Nandy must join Jess Phillips at the bottom of the barrel.  Bin her.

Emily Thornberry

Further to the above, and to intrude a personal and politically-irrelevant note, Emily Thornberry reminds me very much of a teacher at my first school (Caversham Primary School, in Caversham, near Reading). That teacher, Mrs. Mossberg, was a shortish and rather fat woman whom I remember as always smiling, rather bustling, and usually wearing a fur coat (though of course memory is fallible: she can hardly have worn a fur coat in the warmer months of the year). I recall going to her large detached home for some long-forgotten reason. She lived about a mile from the school, in the same area (Caversham Heights) as my family. I still remember what seemed to be a huge room (I doubt that it was, though; I was only 5 or 6) with a grand piano in one part of it.

Labour leadership opinion poll update

Looks as though it will be close between the two leading contenders.

Wombat news

I am inclined to leave the blog today on this note:

Not only a very nice story but a very interesting one (even if the tweeter does not know how to spell “affected”…).

In the 19thC, Charles Darwin’s work played into the social ethos of those times: “survival of the fittest”, the struggle for existence etc. However, Kropotkin saw the other side of the animal world, that of mutual help and co-existence, symbiosis if you like, which is every bit as real as that of the red-clawed struggle which many still think of as the only order in Nature. Not so. There is the Red Isis and the White Isis.

The animals in Africa, for example, may hunt and be hunted, but often seem to declare a truce at the watering-hole.

Kropotkin’s work, though rather neglected compared to that of Darwin, is starting to influence society now, including via game theory etc. This has large social implications.

“Kropotkin emphasizes the distinction between competitive struggle between individual organisms over limited resources and collective struggle between organisms and the environment. He drew from his first hand observations of Siberia and Northeast Asia, where he saw that animal populations were limited not by food sources, which were abundant, but rather by harsh weather. For example, predatory birds may compete by stealing food from one another while migratory birds cooperate in order to survive harsh winters by traveling long distances. He did not deny the competitive form of struggle, but argued that the cooperative counterpart has been under-emphasized: “There is an immense amount of warfare and extermination going on amidst various species; there is, at the same time, as much, or perhaps even more, of mutual support, mutual aid, and mutual defense…Sociability is as much a law of nature as mutual struggle.” [italicized passage from Kropotkin, Mutual Aid] [Wikipedia]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mutual_Aid:_A_Factor_of_Evolution