I do not know whether all the msm, “comms”, political, NGO-type virtue-signallers championing “Jack Monroe” are still doing so because they are unaware of the, er, “controversy” now surrounding her, whether they cannot admit that they have let themselves be taken for a ride, or whether it is because they are just enemies of the people.
True up to a point, but the almost uninterested reaction of much of the British public to the fact of finance-capitalist exploitation, non-white migration-invasion, and cultural slide, makes me believe that it is hard to much undervalue the intelligence of that same British public. They even, many of them, think that “Labour” will be better than “Conservative”. How would that be when, at root, it is one corrupt System? Both are no good.
Google “Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan”.
When I first became a regular customer at Waitrose (because I moved back to the UK, and to an area with only one nearby supermarket), the staff were plentiful, always helpful, always polite and pleasant; many though not all were older people supplementing pensions and/or doing it for the social interaction.
Now, though the above is still partly true, I notice that many of the older people have been replaced by college students etc. There seem to be staff shortages. Some of the younger employees literally cannot work out how many Lotto tickets have to be issued if you buy x-number of lines and get x-number on each ticket; they have to resort to a calculator. After 11, 12, 13 years of full-time education. Also, the push to be “inclusive” has led to the employing of some persons who are obviously autistic or whatever. Some are pleasant, others less so.
Add to that supply shortages, and the experience is not what it was.
Anecdotal, of course. Still, a micro-version of the country as a whole.
As for that silly Tom Harwood fellow, he seems to be living in cloud-cuckoo land. Let us say that you allow some brain surgeon or whatever, and from wherever, to live in the UK. He or she brings, probably, a family. Are they all brain surgeons? No. Will they breed? Probably. Will they breed brain surgeons? No. Thus the UK is gradually filled with useless non-whites of the Femi Oluwole type, or worse.
As for “Aussie doctors”— as if they would come to the UK! The flow is all the other way. Doctors, nurses etc.
Without the US/UK (NWO/ZOG) help, the failed state based on Kiev would have collapsed months ago.
Eliminate or deport them.
Before I forget
Saw a “public information” ad on TV. All about how people should be “vaccinated” or “boosted” this winter. Set in a mock-up of some kind of medical centre. Complete with a white woman walking out, while holding the hand of a young black child. At least two of the propaganda points of the System in one ad.
Yet billions are being spent on useless hostile trash who have arrived illegally across the Channel and are being sheltered in hotels, fed, given £50 a week pocket money, telephones, computers, and priority for social housing.
This country is broken and needs a social-national revolution.
…or just keep walking (out of the door).
…and behind Blair stands the Jewish lobby, the Zionist Occupation Government(s) and the New World Order conspiracy.
If necessary, I should prefer that only 1% of the people now in Europe survive, so long as that 1% are white Northern Europeans.
Not only works for them, but is actually related to them.
If you call dissidents, protesters, radicals, “terrorist”, you risk their taking up arms for real…
Let us hope so.
Interesting person. I blogged some time ago about him. I thought him too intelligent to buy Twitter, which has scarcely ever turned a profit. Well, as we know, he bought it anyway.
Now we see the “woke” millions in the USA (and some in the UK) turning against him, and the Jew lobby turning against him, both groups wanting to see more repression of free speech, not less.
According to Wikipedia, Musk’s net worth is around USD $174 billion; the Twitter purchase cost $44 billion, about a quarter of Musk’s capital. Even if he lost the whole $44 billion, which is unlikely in the extreme, he would still have about USD $130 billion left.
One thought does strike me: Musk can (arguende) see what is happening in the world, and has enough money to satisfy any dreams of avarice, so maybe he will support social-national ideals (if only by default), in order to influence society. We shall see.
Well, this week a fairly easy win over political journalist John Rentoul. He scored, as he puts it, “two and a half” out of 10 (2/10); I trumped that with 5/10.
I did not know the answers to questions 3, 5, 7, and 9, and I award myself also null points for question 1 (I knew that it was a rodent, but could not think of the name; looking at his tweets, seems that John Rentoul was in the same position but awarded himself half a point anyway).
Part of the criticism is that the “Bootstrap Cook” takes monies on the Patreon website while not fulfilling her promises to supply various goods and services to the donors. She is said to make between £2,500 and £6,650 a month in cash (minus website fees) from regular Patreon donations (from 665 regular donors as of today).
That is in addition to a number of other income streams, such as book royalties, paid appearances etc. I presume child benefit/support as well.
The “Bootstrap Cook” is also said to have crowdfunded for monies with which to sue Lee Anderson MP and political commentator Martin Daubney in defamation, (and to have kept and/or spent those monies on herself or her lifestyle). Certainly no libel action has been launched as yet (6 months after threatening tweets by her to that effect).
I presume that, if the matter proceeds beyond the first “mags” appearance in January 2023, that it will go to the Crown Court.
Not sure that I would call someone whose income is £125,000 per year pre-tax, “wealthy“. “Affluent“, maybe. “Much better off than me” certainly, especially after my past decade of “hard-up-ness” and struggle. However, I am not at all sympathetic to people on such a comfortable level of income, looking at the poverty and near-poverty around.
The Conservative Party and Government is useless on the cross-Channel migration-invasion question, but this is mad: how can it be a “solution” to immigration, including the Channel invasion, simply to let almost all of the blacks and browns in “legally”?! That is not a “solution” but another word beginning with “s”— surrender.
I suppose that what the decadent, declining British people (voters) want is not to have to read about the invasion, or see it on TV news.
So long as it takes place fairly quietly, with British towns and cities relatively slowly changing their character with the expanding population of non-whites, many decadent British bien-pensant types will applaud it, and even the less-invested people might accept it, then return to their TV sets, on which they can watch “British” non-white sports teams, watch TV ads where a white family is a rarity in dramas and ads, and so on.
In fact, this is all part of the Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan, the “great replacement” of whites by non-whites throughout Europe. A giant conspiracy by transnational exploiters and evil-doers.
From the simple UK political point of view though, it is clear that the Conservative Party is toast now, and no amount of “spin” from Indian supposed “clever boy” and money-juggler, Sunak, will save it.
What is the agenda behind the agenda?
Thank you, General.
Idiots like that Question Time woman are everywhere on TV etc (less so in real life, though still often found), and are the very gravediggers of our country, and of our whole culture and civilization.
Most “Covid” “cases” are little different than cases of mild colds or influenza anyway. The whole “panicdemic” hysteria was and (to the extent that it still exists) is mad, like one of the Alice in Wonderland situations.
There is a conspiracy of silence in the mass media about this.
Just one example of the crazed “woke” nonsense that has taken over police forces, local authorities, charities etc across the country.
Britain 2022— invaded and pillaged
I used to go to Wood Green Crown Court quite often during my Bar pupillage (1992). Even then, 31 years ago, almost all defendants accused of serious crimes were black.
In the last days of the Roman Empire in the West, “celebrity chefs”, as we now term them, became prominent, as were “celebrity” sportsmen such as gladiators and others. The extreme wealth of the few contrasted with the poverty and penury of the many. Collapse of society became inevitable. Deja vu?
Members of the public are justified in bringing those MPs, ex-MPs, and msm drones who are enemies of the people to justice. “For the welfare of the people is the highest law” [Cicero].
Not that I in any way “supported” the odd little East German state, the DDR, at the time when I saw it (for a couple of days only) in 1988. It had its points (like Cuba) but (also like Cuba) not many…
I recall being driven across the East-West German frontier, in the very south of the DDR, on a sunny afternoon in 1988. A little-used crossing-point.
Border guards, some with automatic weapons. A careful document-check.
The car was almost dismantled, the seats taken out, other areas examined minutely, and a little wheeled mirror used to look under the vehicle (as they used to do at checkpoints in Northern Ireland in the 1970s). Then the seats etc were expertly put back and screwed down, all items previously removed put back into the car, and off we drove. I think that it took an hour or so.
There was not even one other car crossing. There was then a kind of no-man’s land (I think still officially DDR territory), complete with (on both sides) strips of raked sand, high razor wire and, in the middle distance, a huge concrete watch-tower akin to a water-tower or airfield control-tower, from which we were no doubt being scrutinized through powerful binoculars or telescopes. Three barriers in all, I think. Then just open country for a little while.
The West German side was less formal, one man in a little sentry box.
I read that, now that the border is no more, that once-mined and guarded strip is an important conservation zone for animals and birds, a kind of nature reserve. Funny how things change.
“After the Cold War officially ended in 1991, hopes of a warmer co-existence with Russia were gradually snuffed out, culminating in the invasion of Ukraine this year – the first war in Europe since the Second World War.”]
What?! “...the first war in Europe since the Second World War“? What was the Yugoslavian conflict of the 1990s, then? A little localized disagreement? What about the bloody American bombings of Serbia? What were they? Not a war? Just a “police action“, as the Russians now say of Ukraine?
Just as MPs are now generally of very poor quality, so are many who scribble in the newspapers. I should not like to be accused of “bias” by pointing out that many such persons are called Justin, Toby, Allegra or, indeed, Emily, but the fact remains, leaving aside their often-twee names, that many are rather ignorant and also, not infrequently, only semi-literate, despite all having gone to some university or other, and/or having diplomas in journalism.
That journalist might like to note that the coldness that has developed between Russia and the West in the past 20 years has been created, mainly, by both NATO expansionism and, also, the sheer exploitation of Russia by Western interests (and/or Jews) during the 1990s Yeltsin period— and since then as well.
Incidentally, that journalist, Emily Pennink, is no recent graduate, or trainee; she has been a journalist for some 21 years.
I had better not be too rude about her Evening Standard report— she is a black belt —3rd Dan— in karate!
Ah…just looked at her Twitter output: retweeting such as the malicious Jewish “Hope not Hate” snoop organization…
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So “Jack Monroe” claims that she turned up at the Grenfell Fire scene, and then was simply “waved through the police cordon” by a policeman?! That has to be not only untrue but absolutely absurdly so. Did she show her long-expired ID showing her to have been someone who once answered the telephone at some Essex fire station? As an assertion, that is not even slightly plausible.
Yet the “Bootstrap Cook” has her (usually unthinking) supporters, such as one “Jaimi Shrive”, who admits that she knows basically nothing about “Jack Monroe”/”Bootstrap Cook”, yet is willing to insult those public-spirited people such as “@AwfullyMolly”, who have exposed the apparent fakery and, frankly, “grifting” and near-fraud around the subject and by the subject:
The above individual admits that she really knows nothing about the subject in hand, but (perhaps typically of such people) that will not prevent her from having a firm opinion about it!
You would think that someone purporting to hold a quasi-professional position (looking at the Twitter profile) would not make herself look so silly, but there it is…
Just looking at her other tweets: they are silly, pointless. Not worth looking at again.
Many of the hard-core Jack Monroe zealots seem to be of the LGBTQXYZ coterie. As I said in my assessment published 6 weeks ago, few if any are “poor” or “struggling”. It’s a kind of cult.
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[Update, 13 November 2022: I see now that the tweeter “Jaimi Shrive” is connected with a small organization accused (justly or not) of both abusive conduct and “grifting”; see below
The UK is full of these pseudo-professional people and organizations, some of which are outright frauds. In the case of “Jaimi Shrive”, who may or may not actually exist as a real person, her illiterate, stupid and pointless tweets destroy any attempt at credibility].
I might not agree with everything said or done by Jamie Oliver, but I think that he means well most of the time, and he is at least a genuine chef, not someone who calls “themselves” “chef” or at least “cook“, but whose idea of edible food is a few tins of fish, beans, and fruit mixed together, or some other dog’s dinner of a “Mahashma Gandhi”.
I have to admit that I am at least tending to that view myself now.
I have to say that, apart from the thing itself, what I find disturbing is that supposedly “serious” newspapers such as the Guardian and Observer, and numerous journalists from other newspapers, TV etc, have not bothered to seek out the truth, but just accepted the contrived “legend” as genuine, on the nod. The same is true of a few MPs, such as Debbie Abrahams [Lab. Oldham East and Saddleworth https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debbie_Abrahams]
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I do not watch the show, and for me the best entertainment would be if a natural disaster were to happen and they all had to scrabble for their lives for real. I might watch that.
Why is anyone even interested in the views of this individual?
Either stupid and naive, or a stupid racemixing “ho”. Maybe which one she is depends on how much alcohol, or what drugs, she has ingested at any given time.
I should like to see both main System parties crushed but, in our binary and semi-rigged electoral set-up, that is impossible under most circumstances. That being so and bearing in mind that “if you chase two hares, you will not catch one” (Russian proverb), I should be only too happy to see the Conservative Party destroyed (first).
Worth seeing. There is only one way to deal with his sort.
Therese Coffey is a disgrace. It is both a scandal and a national humiliation that a creature of that sort could even be an MP, let alone Deputy Prime Minister (even though so far only for “5 minutes”).
Hodges is very tied-in to the Jewish/Zionist lobby, looking at, for example, his attitude to Labour when Corbyn was leader. A former Labour and/or social-democratic type who now scribbles for the Mail on Sunday. Of all newspapers…
Hodges’ political forecasts are often wrong.
Interesting to see how the System scribblers are all desperately pushing Rishi Sunak, the “great brain” who closed down the UK economy for two years, sprayed money around like a drunken sailor at the same time, yet is suddenly “a safe pair of hands“, apparently.
There is something more behind this, a whiff of secret cabals and international money.
God forbid that Britain should have a British and/or indeed English prime minister. Look at not only the non-white presenter, but the attitude of the LBC organization.
Of course Sunak is not really British; neither is “Boris”, with his part-Jew roots, including an ancestor who was a rabbi in Lithuania.
What does it matter that Sunak went to Winchester, or any other school? Hordes of foreign persons (whether born here or not) attend Eton etc.
As to that presenter:
“Myska was born in Tanzania, and has Indian and African heritage. She graduated from the University of Birmingham with an LLB in Law and Politics.
In September 2009, it was revealed that she was mugged the previous year by Daniel Mykoo and his brother Matthew, dubbed the London ‘strangler-robbers.‘“
Listen to the Indian woman (who quite obviously hates England and English people, in my opinion, listening to her tone of voice as she mentions them) pretend to be holding a “conversation” while shouting down the caller for, inter alia, using the word “globalist” (because her “Jewish friends” —as she herself puts it— do not like the word).
It shows what we, the real British people, are up against.
As a matter of fact, look at the replies to that tweet, as the inevitable Twit-mob attacks the caller. Idiots who want Britain to be non-white, or do not care whether it is or not, and probably have no idea of the consequences down the line.
Thank God that Twitter is very unrepresentative, especially now that the more interesting people (including me, if I be a little immodest) have mostly been expelled. A pack of Jews had me expelled from Twitter in 2018.
Later, the presenter posted this:
Just remind me again, how many members of Parliament in either India or Tanzania are white English/British. That’s right— NONE.
What are the chances of an English, or any white European, person becoming Prime Minister of India or Tanzania? That’s right— NO CHANCE.
Saw also this tweet (of much earlier date), by the producer of that LBC show:
From the horse’s mouth. Anyone not signed up to the “multikulti Britain” agenda can only express a view on LBC etc if they can “slip through the net“…
The “British” msm needs a thoroughgoing purge. It’s not just the BBC.
Nothing startling, but it seems that quite a few people need a reminder of where this shambles started.
Back in 2010 or 2011, certainly by 2012, the UK could borrow money at zero or near-zero interest rates. As some economists (including, to be fair, the then-MP, Ed Balls, someone I rarely commend) said at the time, that was the time to borrow massively for infrastructure purposes (rail, road, education, robotics etc) as well as for modest stimulation of the real economy.
Instead, the part-Jews David Cameron-Levita and George Osborne led a kind of witch-hunt, blaming (of all people) the disabled, unemployed and generally poor for the 2007-2008 banking debacle, and slashing UK government spending. Iain Dunce Duncan Smith was, arguably, the Witchfinder-General.
Libraries, courts, museums, community projects were all closed in huge numbers. The income (in real terms) of the bulk of the British people was slashed.
The result was a partial collapse of the UK economy and, at the end of it all, the Government had borrowed even more money than had “austerity” never happened.
The money was borrowed all right, but not spent on what it should have been.
That is what happens when you put the half-educated and half-baked in charge of things.
Liz Truss may have been the worst example, together with woolly-head Kwarteng, but her smoothed road to office was paved by the twelve years of idiots and self-publicizers that preceded her.
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Looks like Penny Mordaunt is as silly and delusional as Liz Truss. Last time I looked, she had fewer than 30 MPs declared for her candidature. She has no prospect of beating Sunak among MPs voting, though she might then snatch his victory away if the matter were to go to the rank-and-file membership, but to do that she has to get 100 backers, which seems very unlikely.
If she had agreed to withdraw, and if then “Boris” Johnson had managed somehow to get to the 100-level, no doubt she would have been appointed to Cabinet later, assuming a “Boris” victory among the Con Party grassroots. Now, Sunak will probably sail home against a divided anti-Sunak front. Still, he may chuck her a portfolio as a consolation prize (and to keep her “in the tent”).
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Ha ha! That tweet from one “@JonathanDavisUK” is plainly a pack of lies. Very obviously made up.
I rather like that “@nino_rolfe69” tweeter. Another one, that he posted a couple of weeks ago:
Conservative Party leadership
I was wondering, a few days ago, about what the plan might be to take the votes of the very many elderly Conservative Party members who are not online. Well, it turns out that, typically for the party that has catastrophically mismanaged this country for 12 years, there…is no plan.
At least, the “plan” was for Con Party officials to telephone the 20,000 members without email this weekend, either to register their emails or to urge the people to supply email addresses.
I would guess that at least 10,000 are not online anyway. 10,000 votes could easily be the difference between the two candidates; 20,000 would certainly be. I further think that most of those without email addresses will be “Boris” Johnson supporters.
Anyway, let us say that the Conservative officials can reach the 20,000 (which I doubt). How many officials? 10? 2,000 telephone calls each! 100? That would still be 200 calls apiece.
This is rubbish. The Con Party cannot even run its own simple election properly.
I wonder whether, on the above premises, the losing candidate might raise a legal challenge after the result is announced?
I thought that the office of Prime Minister could go no lower after “Boris”-idiot and Liz Truss, but now it looks as though an Indian money-juggler is going to be in 10 Downing Street by tomorrow.
I agree with all that except the merging of the NHS with the police. That would not work. The rest would.
… and see how Sunak praises “Boris”-idiot for shutting the country down for 2 years, and the “vaccine” and similar nonsense etc, as well as getting involved in a war in Ukraine which actually has nothing at all to do with Britain and its people, quite apart from the wastage of billions of pounds needed here.
Sunak is probably going to slash public services spending, State benefits, State Pension etc. He is probably not going to call for, or request, a general election soon. That means that he will rule as a hated, effectively unelected, unmandated “regent”.
As soon as the voters are given a chance, they will bury Sunak and, with him, the Conservative Party.
When I was a practising barrister (1993-2008, though with extended breaks when I was overseas or engaged elsewhere), conducting hearings by video link had either not yet started, or was in its infancy; certainly I never encountered it, though I did some telephone hearings in latter years, usually from home. They involved civil/commercial interlocutory and/or procedural matters. Awkward when the cats miaowed loudly.
I should add that, after the early/mid 1990s, I did almost no criminal cases, except the odd corporate matter, representing large companies accused of breaching the law in various —mostly rather minor— ways.
Now, however, video link hearings in criminal cases are commonplace, especially in respect of sentencing hearings. It saves money, and inconvenience. But…
I think that sentencings especially (but also any examination or cross-examination of witnesses, including the accused) should always be carried out face-to-face in open court. The judge can see, a relatively few feet away, the demeanour of the person talking, in a way that is just not the same via video link, however good the technology.
Can it really be right that a defendant be sentenced, often to a term of years, while in a prison and at the end of a video link? I think not.
I think that the secret ruling circles want Sunak, in part because he is a non-white. The Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan. The message being “Britain is now a multikulti country; even the Prime Minister is non-white“…
Ireland has gone the same way. Until recently, the PM there was a half-Indian called Varadkar (he is now Deputy PM). I noticed that, in the recent explosion in Donegal, in a tiny village far from anywhere, two of the deceased were Africans. Shows how much migration-invasion there has been in Ireland in recent years (and pitiful “nationalist” Sinn Fein bends the knee to it all).
To state the fairly obvious, Labour is not popular; the Conservative Party is unpopular. Labour’s seeming popularity is purely by default.
The Conservative Party has been dumped by the voters because it has just got to a point at which its incompetence and absurdity just outweighs the doubts many have about Starmer, his Friends of Israel Shadow Cabinet, and Labour as a whole.
“Boris”-idiot came close to this point but did not quite reach it. Whether it was his contrived Eton-Oxford gloss, the slightly-easier economic circumstances, or whatever, he was just about holding the electoral line. Once he was chucked out, and especially once it became clear that Britain was heading for a train crash, the electorate woke up to the cold air, looked at Liz Truss and woolly-head Kwarteng, Therese Coffey etc, and was appalled.
A vote for Labour is a vote for more mass immigration, for Jew-Zionist control, for blatant pro-Israelism at the top of government, and for cuts imposed on pensions, State benefits etc. Despite that, Labour is riding high because the people are becoming desperate for anything that looks, however implausibly, like a government, rather than a bunch of headless chickens.
In any case, mass immigration and migration-invasion has continued under the “Conservative” governments since 2010. All that has happened has been a torrent of empty words by such as the Indians (could you make this up?) Priti Patel and Suella Braverman.
The Conservative Party has been held up until very recently by two factors: Brexit (despite that having been totally mishandled), and the fact that pensioners and near-pensioners (broadly, the 60+ age group) voted Conservative, overwhelmingly.
Rishi Sunak suspended the Triple Lock, “for a year” supposedly. That alone diminished the support for the Conservative Party. Labour climbed above Conservative in the opinion polls for the first time in years. Sunak failed to become Conservative Party leader and Prime Minister because the “grey vote” within the Conservative Party defected to Liz Truss, who promised almost everyone almost everything.
Now we see that even the “grey vote” is abandoning the Conservative Party, as I have been recently predicting. If your only real reasons to vote “Conservative”, as a 60+-aged voter, are a. the value of State pensions and benefits (including Pension Guarantee Credit); b. to stop or restrict mass immigration; and c. law and order, then the Conservative Party has let you down royally on all three.
This would be the moment for a social-national party to strike, if there were one. The absence of one is both infuriating (for me) and tragic (for the British people and their future).
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Wallace can now ride his horse, sabre aloft, towards Moscow. Pathetic.
Starmer-Labour is just a possibly-more-competent version of what used to be the Conservative Party, in some ways, before the latter became the home of Oxford and Durham university dropouts, and ceased to be able even to pretend to be a serious party of government.
Naturally, the old-style Labourites are jumping ship; the rank and file at least have been doing so for about three years, since the Labour Friends of Israel regained control.
The problem I have with Corbyn, Pidcock etc (well, one problem) is their mealy-mouthed attitude to the Jew-Zionist lobby that has stamped on them. As people say now, “call it out” for what it is; but they will not. They still pay lip-service to the “holocaust” farrago, and support the basically Jewish organizations that have beaten them, such as the “Campaign Against Antisemitism”, “Hope not Hate”, “United Against Fascism”, “Community Security Trust” etc.
How about “honestly questioning” Ben Wallace’s ability to be Defence Secretary on a different basis, i.e. that making the UK the bullseye of a Russian nuclear attack on NATO is a Very Bad Idea? Wallace, a former junior officer in the Guards, is just the sort of nincompoop who might, perhaps when in drink, precipitate a war with a power which has about 100 times our nuclear offensive capability.
Maybe. On the other hand, would the British electorate, at a general election, vote in large numbers for the Indian one-time-thought “clever boy” Rishi Sunak (and the rest of the Conservative Party MPs)? I doubt it.
Most people apparently still do not realize that the number one reason why the British economy has crumbled and is crumbling is because the stupid “panicdemic” measures of 2021-2022 included almost shutting down that economy for nearly 2 years, accompanied by a massive propaganda campaign.
Sunak was part of all that.
In any case, people vote primarily for a party, only secondarily for a party’s leader or a potential prime minister. The Conservative MPs are now seen, I think rightly, as a total rabble.
I do not think that it matters much, electorally, whether Johnson or Sunak prevails.
Strange. I still think that Labour has become a party without a purpose (as blogged in the past) but the Conservative Party, which was apparently solidly seated in the (mainly) south of England, propped up by (mainly) the middle-aged and elderly, and by the ranks of house-owners seeing their paper capital increase year on year, has now thrown all that away and become the System party most likely to disappear.
Actually it makes again the well-known point that (as Lenin is supposed to have opined) “to destroy a country, first destroy its currency“. I am not so sure that Lenin ever said or wrote that, but no matter. We can also see what happened in the German hyperinflation of the 1920s.
There were both positive and negative economic effects. The hyperinflation, however, also had political effects, which continued to resonate throughout the 1920s and beyond. The Beer Hall Putsch of 1923 was the first major attempt by Adolf Hitler to seize power. The KPD (German Communist Party) also became powerful at that time.
The faith of the German middle classes, especially, in the currency, was shattered, and not entirely put back together after the actual hyperinflation had ended.
Their faith in the political system of the Weimar Republic was correspondingly weakened.
In the UK, the country was staring down the barrel of hyperinflation under the idiotic misgovernment of Truss and woolly-head. That seems to have been stabilized now, but at what cost? Terrible spending cuts “across the board”, we read (though, strangely, or perhaps not so strangely, “Defence”, meaning money sent to support the Jew Zelensky in Kiev, is probably going to be increased).
Can you believe that idiot Welby?! He should probably not be allowed out without supervision. It really is time for the thoroughly infiltrated Church of England to be disestablished.
Having said that, tweeter “@LesleyPollard1” seems to be another “migrants welcome” idiot. Those people will only learn, and maybe not even then, when Britain is a complete non-white multikulti dustbin, a mixture of black Africa, North Africa, Kabul, Pakistan, Calcutta and a rundown version of New York City. Oh, and China.
As I blogged earlier today, if voters prefer Labour to Con even on immigration and Brexit, and maybe on pensions and (almost certainly) on benefits, then that might leave the Conservative Party with literally 10% of the general election vote, and that might mean only 50 Con Party MPs left. Looks as though idiotic Archbishop Welby should direct his prayers, for what they are worth, to almost all Con Party MPs except Liz Truss (who, in her very safe seat, would probably survive even a 90% cull of those MPs).
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The unexpected —by some— degree of support for Johnson is a political grasping at straws. Look at the Conservative Party standing in the opinion polls. 14%! Even if that level of voter intent were to double by the time of a general election, it would still result in a massive Labour victory; and there is no guarantee that voter intentions will improve for the Conservative Party.
The MPs backing Johnson are doing so because they do not believe that any but a smallish minority of the British electorate will vote for a party led by a globalist Indian billionaire. “Boris” (though in fact not entirely English) looks and sounds at least sort-of English, is a known quantity even if useless, and so is “the Devil you know”, and has to be more popular with some of the public (if only as a clown or jester) than Sunak.
Of course, it is desperate.
Onto the bonfire with him!
The stake needs to be in the globalist, not in the ground.
Import millions from other races, import their politics, their ways of life, their corruption etc. Fact.
That last clip shows the reaction of Liz Truss when someone became unwell at the Con Party hustings a couple of months ago. Thank God that the stupid “ho” will not now be in charge of the UK nuclear deterrent. Look at her! Panicking…
All the same, I doubt that it is very strictly supervised.
I have never actually bothered to watch GB News, but was just reading and watching, or listening to, some clips it posted on Twitter. Mostly about how “Boris”-idiot should again take on the unearned and unmerited mantle of Prime Minister.
Quite a few of the GB News presenters seem to be black, including some Ghanaian woman who had a job a year or two ago persuading ethnic minorities to submit to the “Covid” “vaccine”.
Controlled opposition? Scarcely “opposition” at all, in my view, and from what I have seen.
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Then, in the end, you will still have to “take up arms against a sea of troubles“, in the Shakespearean phrase, because the bastards have their orders, and the ones giving those orders are not going to just give up.
Certain key elements of our society have to be either nationalized or very very tightly-regulated by the State: utilities such as water supply, drainage, electricity and gas supply; also strategic transport, such as the rail network.
Electrical power: if people want to go off-grid, or work with the National Grid while producing their own domestic supply, then fine. I am talking about the large-scale producers— power stations, the distribution network, energy security.
If that is so (and I believe that it is), then why oh why keep poking and pushing Russia, arming the forces of the Jew Zelensky (armed to the teeth by the USA and UK), and supplying billions in money as well?
Liz Truss, surely a political imbecile, thinks that Ukraine can be her “Falklands Factor”. I doubt it, credulous as much of the British public often is.
As I blogged weeks and indeed months ago, the Russian high command needs to pull something out of the hat. That is now urgent.
At first there was delay, incompetence, and an inability to move quickly and to seize the initiative. Then came attritional warfare east of the Dnieper and along the Sea of Azov and Black Sea littoral. The Russian superiority in numbers and armament slowly won the day, but then that attritional superiority and movement, glacial as it was, stalled. The Western states began to supply good-quality and/or high-tech weaponry to the Kiev regime, as well as money and other supplies (eg medical supplies).
Russia has lost the initiative now. The Kiev-regime forces have the initiative, and are pressing forward. When they take a town or village, they shoot any people living there who do not want war with Russia.
The Jew Zelensky has declared it his aim and intent to take not only all the territory gained by Russia in 2022 but also the pro-Russian areas of the Donbass etc, and even the Crimea, where the population is at least 90% Russian, maybe even 95%.
I note that the Jew Zelensky is asking the USA to attack Russia as a “warning” not to use tactical nuclear weapons. Nothing would be more calculated to cause WW3. Zelensky is only a puppet of the New World Order, and he knows that his regime can only win by riding on the back of NATO power.
As things stand, the best result for Russia would be some kind of WW1 stagnant front. That is why the Russian high command needs to think outside the box, to regain the initiative, to unbalance the Zelensky forces, and/or to completely gain control of the theatre.
Of course, tweeter “@Scam_Watch_Ltd” is (apparently) under a misapprehension: Martin Daubney and Lee Anderson could not bring any counterclaim as such, because there has not (yet) been a claim by “Jack Monroe”. It is true that a counterclaim is merely itself a kind of claim, legally, and capable of being self-supporting, but I doubt whether either Daubney or Anderson are silly enough to sue “Jack Monroe”, bearing in mind her uncertain solvency and the sheer pointlessness of doing so.
The “Bootstrap Cook” did successfully sue columnist Katie Hopkins, but there were special factors: Katie Hopkins libelled Jack Monroe, because she, Katie Hopkins, was simply mistaken on the facts. She, Katie Hopkins, should have swallowed her pride and compromized on the basis offered by Jack Monroe. That not having been done, the matter went to the bitter end (never in doubt), and Katie Hopkins ended up having to sell her house to pay Jack Monroe the £24,000 damages and also, more importantly, the lawyers on both sides. Sometimes discretion really is the better part of valour.
There never was any doubt that Jack Monroe was libelled, and that that was obvious from the start. A child could have litigated that case, so there is no need to think that her self-promoting solicitor, Mark Lewis, now resident and/or domiciled in Israel, is any combination of Oliver Wendell Holmes and Perry Mason.
Katie Hopkins was stupid to defend the matter because, firstly, she had no defence and also, secondly, had valuable assets to cover any loss at court.
It seems unlikely, to me, that Martin Daubney and/or Lee Anderson will really be sued in libel by “Jack Monroe”. As previously blogged, it is even in doubt, despite her tweets, whether her previously-used lawyer, the egregious Jew-Zionist solicitor, Mark Lewis, has been “instructed” (though he may well have been consulted).
“Alongside his work as an MP, Burns works as a consultant for Trant Engineering Ltd., earning £10,000 quarterly for 10 hours’ work a month. He acts as a consultant for the Quantum Group, real estate developers, working six hours a month for a quarterly fee of £6,250. In 2015, an article in Private Eye implied that Burns’ opposition to Navitus Bay Windfarm and subsidies for renewables was due to his connections to the oil and gas industry through Trant Engineering.” [Wikipedia].
So… from just two (of several) enterprises which have been giving him money, Burns has been, for years, blagging a total of at least £65,000 a year (quite possibly far more now),for only 192 hours work per year, i.e. less than five 40-hour weeks per year.
Plus his actual pay as MP (plus, also, intermittently, ministerial and other salaries; plus inflated expenses claims).
Hundreds of thousands of pounds per year.
Another Conservative Friends of Israel member, as well:
Do “they” pay him too?
For once, Liz Truss manages to do something useful.
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I have been pronouncing on this for many many years, and online for the past ten or twelve.
…or, to put it another way, from a partly British party to a Jew-Zionist Israel-lobby party.
That made me really laugh. Britain 2022, the home of “slacktivism” and “clicktivism”.
…and much of what is now pumped out by (UK) government, and msm TV, radio, and Press is designed to condition the public to getting used to a poorer life in every way. Examples include such as the NHS providing ever-worse care; the police rarely doing their proper job but also acting as a poundland KGB; lower pay; lower State benefits; power cuts and blackouts; a more meagre choice of supermarket foodstuffs etc.
I disagree with the idea that this is only because we are (notionally) “led” by idiots such as “Boris” Johnson, David Cameron-Levita, Liz Truss —Liz Truss!…Jesus Christ!— etc. Behind those monkeys stand the organ-grinders, and their several but connected agendas. “The Great Reset”, the Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan etc form one overarching cabbalistic agenda.
From its own mouth. A globalist conspirator of the first order.
“Jack Monroe”, the “Bootstrap Cook”: an assessment
I have blogged (briefly) previously a few times about the person known as “Jack Monroe” (originally Melissa Hadjicostas, half-Greek Cypriot), whose rather clever nom de plume is “Bootstrap Cook”.
The name Jack Monroe is now her official name, it having been adopted by deed poll.
In the past, I was content to be at least neutral towards “Bootstrap Cook”, in that I felt that anyone putting almost anything into the public domain that might help the millions of financially-struggling people in the UK deserved at least a chance.
Incidentally, this blog is written in the English language, and therefore does not refer to a woman (whatever her views or proclivities) as “they” or “them”.
“Ideological” criticism of “Bootstrap Cook” has come mainly from two directions. The first group would be those connected to or supportive of the “Conservative” regimes of 2010-present. They tend to say that there is no justification for the campaigning of “Bootstrap Cook” to raise State benefits etc, and that any food poverty that exists exists because the individuals subject to it cannot “budget” properly, or do not know how to cook cheap wholesome food.
An ignorant point of view (though not without a small kernel of truth, as with many basically lying narratives), which infuriates many, especially when expressed by the likes of Iain Dunce Duncan Smith, the MP who has also been a huge expenses blodger and fraudster, and who claimed vast amounts on his Parliamentary expenses (even a £39 hotel breakfast) while —as Secretary of State for the DWP— taking money away from people living in real poverty.
The second group who tend to criticize “Bootstrap Cook” are those who agree with much of her campaigning on benefits etc, but who say that she actually “enables” attacks on benefit recipients by reason of her claims that a family of 4 can be fed well on £20 a week or less.
Now, however, a third group has joined the fray, being those who claim that they and/or others have been taken for a ride by “Bootstrap Cook”, and that she is a “grifter”, or even an outright fraud, who has sold goods and services which were never delivered. These critics also claim that much of the “Bootstrap Cook” back-story is untrue, or embellished.
For example, it is said that “Bootstrap Cook” was either never in poverty herself, or was so for no more than 18 months. It is said that at least part of her financial difficulties were caused by her own (apparently past) alcohol and/or drug abuse. It is said that she makes up implausible stories about her past financial predicament, such as “having to” sell her little son’s beloved dinosaur toy to raise money (really? How much money would that raise? £1? £2? And how cruel is that, assuming the story to be true?).
It is also said that her parents are not badly-off financially, that they own buy-to-let property, and that her paternal grandfather was a millionaire. In other words, that “Bootstrap Cook” always had a financial lifeline. I have no idea whether, or to what extent, that may be, or may have been, the case.
Recently, following a storm of criticism on Twitter, “Bootstrap Cook” deleted her Twitter account, though others claim that she is merely taking a 40-hour “rest” from Twitter, and will return. Why 40 hours and not (as with Jesus Christ) 40 days, or whatever, I have no idea.
One aspect that interested me, as a former barrister, was the tendency of “Bootstrap Cook” to threaten some of her critics with legal action. A few years ago, “Bootstrap Cook” sued Katie Hopkins in libel.
Ms. Hopkins had libelled “Bootstrap Cook” entirely mistakenly as to the facts, had no defence whatever, and should have backed down and got out with minimal damage when she could have but, like many maximalisti, found sorry the hardest word, and so was hammered: £24,000 in damages, and very large legal costs. Ms. Hopkins had to sell her house in St. Leonard’s (the best residential district in Exeter) in order to pay those legal costs.
“Bootstrap Cook” retained as her solicitor Mark Lewis, the Zionist Jew who now lives in Israel, though he has also a professional foothold in London. His no-win no-fee cases have often been controversial.
I have to wonder how nice a person “Bootstrap Cook” is, if she is on friendly terms with someone such as Lewis.
As soon as people started suggesting, a month or two ago, that “Bootstrap Cook” was somewhere between “grifter” and fraudster, out came the Twitter threat that Mark Lewis and libel would be wheeled out (frankly, not so much of a threat— by no means have all of Lewis’s cases been brought to a successful conclusion, and when he was censured and fined by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority about 4 years ago, his Counsel said that his fine should be reduced because his only possessions were his clothes, a mobility scooter. and a private pension worth £70 a week).
In fact, when “Bootstrap Cook” threatened libel action against Conservative Party MP Lee Anderson [Con, Ashfield] (in May of this year), nothing ever came of it, as far as I know:
“Food journalist and activist Jack Monroe hinted at legal action against Anderson after he commented in an interview that “She’s taking money off some of the most vulnerable people in society and making an absolute fortune on [sic] the back of people”. [Wikipedia].
The Guardian says “sues“, but the Independent said “hints at suing“, and I have seen nothing on the Mark Lewis Twitter output to the effect that he ever was “instructed” (the Guardian, again) on the matter. He may have been, he may not have been. I might add that all the news reports are from 15-16 May 2022; nothing since then.
Was Anderson right, though? As I have said, I was willing to cut “Bootstrap Cook” some slack, because in recent years, the past ~15 years, the social security system has become inadequate, pay for work has also become generally inadequate, and millions are struggling both to eat and keep sheltered and warm. My view was that any useable advice was, well, useful.
I still think that (despite the fact that, to me, many of the recipes of “Bootstrap Cook” do look like a dog’s dinner, and despite the fact that many disagree with her costings etc).
More serious criticism is that she has actually been making a pretty good living out of Patreon donations, while never or rarely providing the extras offered in exchange.
When I last looked, “Bootstrap Cook” had at least 800 Patreon donors giving a minimum of £1 a month. £800 a month. In itself not bad. When you consider that the suggested minimum is £3 a head, the total increases to £2,400 a month (perhaps). I have seen a tweet where the tweeter claims, truthfully or otherwise, to have been donating £44 a month. Well, you see the point. “Bootstrap Cook” must have an income from Patreon alone of between £800 and (?) perhaps as much as £8,000 a month. Or more. That’s before one takes into account book sales, other donations, paid (?) TV appearances, other appearances etc. We do not know.
Not that “Bootstrap Cook” claims poverty, these days. No, she claims, as I understand it (and perhaps truthfully) a degree of “precariousness” in her life and finances, and she is certainly not alone in that. It is almost the norm in the Britain of 2022.
“Bootstrap Cook” has a number of defence mechanisms. One is to threaten defamation actions, but the more usual tactic is to claim the shield of disability, and she has about two dozen options there.
A further defence tactic is, I read, to set her fanatical fans (she apparently calls them “flying monkeys“) onto any critics, and I have certainly seen tweets where mentally-disturbed fans have come close to suggesting violence against anyone daring to utter critical words.
The problem here is that “Bootstrap Cook” has become a totem for a certain tribe of virtue-signallers. Not really “the poor” but more the sort of people who like to think that they are socially-progressive etc. Facts do not matter to those people, belonging to the “right” tribe does. cf. “Covid”, Ukraine, “Black Lives Matter” and, of course, “FBPE/Remain/Rejoin” etc.
When you consider that someone who claims to be able to feed a family of 4 for £20 a week might be said to be, arguably or in effect, saying that UK benefits are perfectly OK and need not be increased, is that really something positive or not?
Some tweets seen about the issues raised:
It is better to be a little naive than very cynical, but the world makes it hard…
As many have noted, this whole Bootstrap Cook thing is more like a creepy cult than anything. It’s as if a lot of fairly affluent or at least not poor people have decided that supporting “Bootstrap Cook” —right or wrong— validates their evenings of going out, their Netflix subscription, their holidays in Cuba or Costa Rica, their new cars, and in fact their whole comfortable existence.
In fact, it reminds me of the “indulgences” sold by the Roman Catholic Church before the Reformation.
Not that that is necessarily the fault of the “Bootstrap Cook” herself.
Look at the loonies below, believing what they want to believe:
Well, if you can believe that the “royal” Mulatta is a sadly-abused “princess”, then believing that a poverty campaigner, who seems to be making “a nice little earner” out of it and naive followers, is a modern Joan of Arc, must be easy enough.
Well, that’s enough. There are hundreds of other tweets in similar vein.
As blogged previously, my view is that Bootstrap Cook’s stuff may well be of interest to many, though —as already said— much of it looks to me like carbohydrate-heavy food often presented like a dog’s dinner.
I do not think that “Bootstrap Cook”set out to defraud anyone, and it may be that she has no such intention now, but it does seem that legitimate questions about her fundraising have been asked by a number of donors, but not answered by her.
If people think that they are somehow accomplishing something by subsidizing the not-uncomfortable lifestyle of that person, then that is their business, in a sense, but it is legitimate for others, arguably more clear-minded, to ask “where is the money going?“, “is any of this true?“, and “are people being tapped for money under false pretences?“.
I can also see that her fans seem to be, almost entirely, not the truly poor but more those who are not “poor” but who support her “non-binary” profile, the “gender bender” aspects, and the general “government must do more for the poor” activism aspect.
I think that it is legitimate to question, not only “where the money went” (or goes), but also, whether in reality Bootstrap Cook has actually influenced government, or large enterprises such as ASDA (it seems that one or two supermarket chains were actually paying her for advice or consultancy or something).
Poverty is a huge problem in the UK now. Anyone claiming to be expert in it must expect searching inquiry.
Is this all really just a morning TV virtue-signal writ large? After all, at the end of the day, the decisive question is what government does or fails to do.
I personally have no animus against “Bootstrap Cook”, but my view of her has certainly become far less positive over the years since I first heard of her.
I do think, also, that if you claim that a person can feed healthily on £5 a week, you are really playing into the hands of swine such as Dunce Duncan Smith, Esther McVey, Therese Coffey etc.
I think that anyone wanting to help “the poor” could probably do so more effectively via GoFundMe or local foodbanks than by subsidizing the lifestyle of “Bootstrap Cook”. Perhaps I am mistaken, but that is my firm view and opinion.
On a wider point, we have in the UK this msm thing whereby TV channels or shows like to have a “go-to” list. Brexit discussion? Call Farage. Free speech discussion? Call Toby Young. Poverty discussion? Call Jack Monroe. And so on.
Thus you get “activists” who are really just “famous for being famous activists”. The Caroline Criado-Perez phenomenon. A hundred thousand or a million Twitter followers but, outside Twitter etc, really unknown and without real influence.
Of course, the msm now like to feature (supposed) “experts” who are, if possible, young, female, and black. “Bootstrap Cook” is not black, but as “Meatloaf” once opined, “two out of three ain’t bad“…
Well, there it is. I prefer to concentrate on other and larger issues really, but felt that I should examine the above first, after the recent Twitter storm in a teacup.
[nb: any further updates will be at the foot of this blog article]
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All that the doomed “Conservative” Party had to do, to consign Labour to the bin, was select a leader to succeed “Boris”-idiot who was even slightly competent. It failed to do so. Endex.
The implications are clear: either the Con MPs get rid of Liz Truss as soon as they can, and put in someone who at least looks semi-competent, or the Con Party will be near-finished by next year. Same goes, of course, for Kwarteng, Cleverly, and Coffey.
Ha ha. Yes, that ghastly little bastard Schofield is one of the worst people on TV in the UK; and, yes, it is peak contemporary Britain, just like…well, there are just too many examples around…
A good example was seen the other night. A new detective drama called Karen Pirie.
Set partly a few decades ago, partly in the contemporary era, even the older setting, in St. Andrews, Scotland, decades ago, had a black character appear. In a small town in what seems to be a bleak part of Scotland (I have never been there). Then we are introduced to the two detectives now investigating the cold case. One a small Scottish woman, the other a black or half-caste…
I do not have a great deal of patience with films or TV shows. If they do not catch the interest after 15 mins, switch— OFF. I gave this one 20 mins. A bloody bore, poorly conceived and worse-acted.
This evening, I saw an old episode of Wycliffe [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wycliffe_(TV_series)]. All characters more or less credible, and what I like best about Wycliffe is that it manages to catch the atmosphere of Cornwall well, from what I recall from when I lived there. It does not rely on cliche (most of the time, at least).
One or two white children, out of over 30. Scotland’s future? In the centre of the photo, Scotland’s supposedly “nationalist” leader…
Update, 3 November 2022
In the month since I wrote about “Jack Monroe”, the “Bootstrap Cook”, the storm around her murky financial arrangements has become fiercer yet. A few tweets:
Her “free lawyer” is or was the egregious Mark Lewis, a Jew who lives in Israel, though he is connected to a small law firm in the UK.
I have blogged extensively about Lewis in the past:
He is sometimes described, inaccurately, as having become a “pro bono” lawyer who works for free, out of quasi-charitable motives, whereas he in fact seems to work on a “no win no fee” basis, which is not at all the same thing.
“Jack Monroe” has tweeted that she still has several/many months in which to sue the MP Lee Anderson and the politico Martin Daubney. In theory, up to a year after the alleged libel, but the relevant Practice Directions do say that the courts will still expect any claim to be made expeditiously, so not, e.g., 10 or 11 months after the alleged libel.
The courts may (probably will) penalize even a successful defamation claimant (“plaintiff”, as was) in both award and costs if the action is not brought expeditiously.
Labour, the Conservatives, the economy, and the political fallout
Thus one Marian Kennedy [“writes fiction; international lawyer“] proves that she cannot see the wood from the trees.
The whole point about what seems to have been Delia Smith’s cri de coeur [I did not actually see Peston] is that the present Parliamentary system, the “three main parties” set-up, the voting system, the system for selection of Parliamentary candidates etc, is just not working properly.
It is because of this parallel malfunctioning that, inter alia, we have had as Prime Minister a part-Jew, part-Levantine bad joke, and now we have, in the same high position, a woman who really only became an MP on her back, frankly. The same malfunctioning has resulted in a pretty poor female barrister becoming Home Secretary (not that all of her views are wrong), and a rather thick half-caste with a “degree” in Hospitality Management becoming the new Foreign Secretary; not to mention the woolly-headed African who is now Chancellor of the Exchequer, even if he did attend Eton and Cambridge (both, incidentally, hugely over-rated, as are so many UK institutions: Oxford University, the Church, the Bar, SIS, MI5, the armed forces, the Monarchy etc).
The whole system is broken. Delia Smith may have been unable, on a TV programme, to articulate it in detail, but she got the basics right.
Ironically, “In 2014, [Kwasi Kwarteng’s] book War and Gold: A Five-Hundred-Year History of Empires, Adventures and Debt was published. It is a history of capital and the enduring ability of money, when combined with speculation, to ruin societies. “
Another opinion from the same lady as above:
Well, Corbyn actually did better than many believe, electorally, but what sank him and Labour in 2019 was mainly a triad of factors: the relentless, daily, Jew-lobby campaign since 2015, painting him as terrorist-enabler, hopeless etc; the eccentric FPTP voting system, and finally the way in which political snake-oil salesman and “controlled opposition” big cheese, Nigel Farage, stabbed his own party and its candidates in the back, with most Brexit Party votes then falling to Conservative candidates.
Labour under Starmer was also in the doldrums, and deserved to be, but now that the Conservative Party has hit (surely?) rock-bottom in terms of its top leadership, Labour can just sit and rake in its chips.
Not very many people really like, trust, or support Labour or Starmer, but in a basically binary system where one party is sawing off the branch upon which it has been sitting, the other party, Labour, has every chance, simply by default.
Talking about how the Conservative Party is ruining its own electoral chances, I was frankly astounded to read that, by reason of Kwarteng’s unbelievable mismanagement and lack of nous, the present Government may actually fund their tax cuts for the affluent and wealthy by cutting pensions and benefits in real terms. For example, by only uprating State pensions by, say, 5% at a time when inflation is forecast to go to at least 10% and maybe 20%.
Already, we see that most State benefits (including Pension Guarantee Credit) will not be uprated to anything like inflation-level.
Who votes Conservative? Mostly, most obviously, people over 60, and especially people over 80. This is the absolute core of Conservative Party electoral support. If you cheat them (for the second year running) of the promised “triple lock” uprating, then you, the Conservative Party, are going to be well and truly f*****. Not a term I use often on the blog.
We know how nuanced the FPTP voting system can be. It was said that, in 2017, a few thousand voters in a small number of constituencies (a hundred or two hundred in each) could actually have changed the outcome of the General Election.
In 2019, 67 seats were won by a margin of less than 5% of votes cast. In 2017, 97 seats.
In 2019, 141 seats were won or held by margins of less than 10% of votes cast:
More than a fifth of all constituencies.
Not only are pensioners (of which, incidentally, I am now one) most likely to vote Conservative (not me, of course), but they are most likely, of all age groups, to vote at all, both in general and via postal balloting.
If the pensioners and the “struggling middle”, as well as the low paid and more obviously poor, decide to vote elsewhere than Conservative, or even simply not to vote at all, the Conservative party might lose an incredible number of seats. Maybe a hundred; maybe two hundred.
At present, the Conservative Party has 357 seats in the Commons (out of 650). If that were to be reduced to 257, or 157, the effect would be seismic.
If the Conservative Party leadership think that the English and general UK “grey vote” is guaranteed whatever, and that those votes can be taken for granted, they are very much mistaken. That’s what idiots like Jim Murphy thought about the Scottish Labour vote, once.
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I remember seeing, on American TV, the Poll Tax riots in London about 32 years ago. Could it happen again, or would it this time be a slower burn, via everything from simple poverty-fuelled shoplifting to occasional outbreaks of politically-oriented vandalism, or even “protest” assassination of MPs and/or ministers?
Over the past decade, I have had the feeling that the succession of poor Prime Ministers were not fatal for the Conservative Party, because all that the Party had to do was to replace the leader, and the voters would give the new leader a chance. At the same time, Labour was falling into a niche composed of public service workers, and some of the non-white “communities”.
Now, there is a change, caused mainly by the sheer ineptitude of the “unelected” (in terms of true mandate) Prime Minister and her Cabinet. There is a feeling that, this time, the Conservatives have really hit rock bottom, and even if people are not going to vote Labour, the Conservatives have definitely lost the votes of the vast majority.
This could be almost existential for the Conservative Party.
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The NWO endgame sees Russia (Russian Federation) as a broken-up series of minor states, all ruled by the money power [ZOG] and completely without military might. However, I think that, before that can come to pass, Russia may be goaded into launching its nuclear arsenal against the West, and particularly the USA.
After WW2, despite the Cold War, the American public and decision-makers thought the USA invulnerable. It could invade other countries, interfere with other countries, even bomb (conventionally) other countries, without any comeback.
The 2001 attack on the World Trade Center changed that. The incredible, totally scalded, American reaction said it all to me— “we can be hit“…
All the same, that was over 20 years ago now, and the Americans still do not really think that their cities might one day be rubble, like those the Americans (and British) reduced to rubble in WW2: Berlin, other German cities, Tokyo, Hiroshima, Nagasaki etc.
Looking at the pronouncements of various American generals, former commanders, think tanks etc, their consensus seems to be that the USA can match the Russian nuclear arsenal, and more, and that even a nuclear exchange could be limited, and then halted. I think not.
If Russia uses tactical nuclear weapons in Ukraine, and if then “NATO” (USA/NWO) attacks Russia or Russian concentrations or bases, whether or not with nuclear forces, I think that an escalation to a strategic nuclear exchange more than likely.
True, that would probably mean, as well as elimination of Russian air bases, missile centres, ports, destruction of major Russian cities such as Moscow, Petersburg, Novosibirsk and others. However, it would not be a one-sided conflict.
Russia has, it is said, perhaps 6,000 nuclear weapons. Let us say that it managed to land at least one on each of the top 100 American cities.
The top 10? New York, LA, Chicago, Houston, Phoenix, Philadelphia, San Antonio, San Diego, Dallas, San Antonio.
So all of those, and maybe the next 90 largest cities…
How long would it be before the USA recovered? 100 years? 200?
What about the UK? London gone. The next half-dozen largest cities gone, so maybe Birmingham, Manchester, Cardiff, Plymouth, Southampton, Bristol. Others, too. All ports of any size. Air bases etc.
There should be serious thought now about how not to get into a nuclear exchange with Russia.
This whole “pro-Ukraine” (anti-Russia) campaign is being spearheaded by the Jew element. You only have to look at social media to see it.
Ha. Woolly-head Kwasi— what an Uncle Tom for the milieu of the hedge funds.
Is it inoperative? Why is gas apparently bubbling out of it, then? Puzzling.
“NATO” is just a label. Think “New World Order” [“NWO”].
Some of these “Covid” and “vaccine” fanatics would go along with the sacrifice of all first-born children if some law, confirmed as “necessary” by priests of medicine in white outfits, were laid down by a supposedly “caring sharing” government. Watch this space.
We now live in an infested slum, nationwide. Indeed —judging by the way (West) Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands have declined since the 1980s— Europe-wide, though there may be exceptions. Paris? Don’t remind me (it’s too sad).
Ha ha! An obvious fake. Unusual. Kiev-regime propaganda has generally been very skilled since the start of the conflict, easily beating the few Russian attempts to counter it.
Tip the Jesuit anti-Pope and usurper out of the Vatican .
The 1938 Pathe commentary might be better termed “pathetic”, though. Cheap Jewish hee-hawing for an unsophisticated and uneducated audience.
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Britain is becoming a very strange country, on the one hand a nuclear power with all kinds of advanced technology, on the other hand a country where millions of its own citizens rely on foodbanks, millions more on State benefits, a country invaded daily by invaders in small boats as well as “legally” (and who are then housed in advance of actual British people). A country the currency of which shows signs of crashing.
Still, when the UK government is headed by a stupidly ignorant woman who only became an MP on her back, and when the Chancellor of the Exchequer is a woolly-headed n****r whose previous jobs included being a gopher at hedge funds, as well as a newspaper columnist…
…and let’s not forget our new Foreign Secretary, a half-caste with a “mcdegree” in “Hospitality Management”…
“Pay peanuts get monkeys”, they say. Is the aphorism true in reverse?
Britain needs, not fake “Labour”, but real social nationalism.
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The EU as it now is is a facade of “liberal democracy” behind which is a core of NWO/ZOG power. Those who accept the EU at face-value are the kind of people who accept “trans” people as women, who accept the “panicdemic” as a real pandemic, and who think that only “discrimination” by Europeans has prevented blacks from creating a civilization, etc. They also accept the “holocaust” farrago as an unquestioned and unquestionable historical truth.
Treat the von der Leyen type as the evil tyrants they are.
It looks as though Italy has a leader.
Wake up, Hitchens. There is an NWO/ZOG-approved msm mob, mirrored by a vastly larger amateur mob of the same sort on Twitter etc. They all know what to say and not say— the amateurs out of “me too-ism”, and those scribblers and talking heads making a living out of it because they know that if they do not support, eg the Jew/Israel lobby, the NWO agenda in Ukraine, or re Russia, or re Assad etc, or the whole “panicdemic” farrago, or the whole “holocaust” farrago, then their “distinguished” careers stop right there. Right there.
Anyway, “distinguished” is usually very much in the eye of the beholder.
Another would-be “saviour” glad to see the back of his Ukrainian “refugee” guest…
A “refugee” from Kiev, most of which has been little touched (so far) by the conflict.
Some of the Ukrainians in the UK are genuine refugees from war; most are not. They usually come from areas untouched by war, often have financial resources and/or expensive cars, and are looking for an economic or career opportunity.
Late afternoon music
I visited the only fairly local supermarket this evening, a Waitrose branch. Outside the entrance to the building, a makeshift medical bed, like a large sleeping bag. Several staff were tending to the occupant, an elderly person. There were medic-looking cases or bags around, presumably from the first-aid room.
I did not like to stare, or interfere, in view of the fact that the incident was under control, but found out from one of the staff inside that someone had tripped over and was unable to get up. An ambulance had been called some 2 hours previously, but had not yet arrived. Two hours!
When I left, half an hour later, with my shopping, the patient was still there, still on the ground, and a member of staff had even moved up a large square parasol/umbrella from the Waitrose Cafe, to shield the person from a shower.
As I pushed my shopping to my vehicle, a large new Bentley passed by. Like something from a satirical sketch about Britain in 2022: if you are lucky, you drive off in a large new Bentley, if not so lucky you lie on a pavement, dependent on “the kindness of strangers”, until the NHS can organize itself to get around to you.
Eventually, I drove out. The patient was still lying, waiting and, needless to add, no-one was standing around clapping…
Britain 2022, where an ambulance takes hours to reach you.
Meanwhile, in some seaside resort, the pathetic remnants of the Labour Party were all going through the motions of praising “our NHS” etc, as they always do. Still, I suppose that the next General Election is now, rather surprisingly, suddenly theirs to lose.
As I blogged a day or two ago, “JimmySecUK” presents himself as “sometime journalist” and as a supposed specialist of some kind in the field(s) of “national security” and strategy, but seems unwilling to put either his name or his organizational affiliations (if any) on his Twitter masthead.
An example of his style:
At least Peter Hitchens is open about his identity, and that of his newspaper (of course, he actually has one).
Well, I once again trounced political journalist John Rentoul this week. 6/10 as against his 1/10 or, as he prefers, one-and-three-quarters out of ten. I did not know the answers to questions 1, 7, 9, and 10.
I “really”, in the back of my mind, knew no. 10, and —had I thought about it— might have got no.7 too. Still, there it is. I am OK with 6/10 this week.
It does cross my mind as to why the public should pay heed to John Rentoul when he cannot do better than he usually does in these weekly quizzes. I suppose that he specializes in politics, but can you really do that without a good general knowledge base?
As we know, Britain and France gave Poland a worthless guarantee, so that when Germany invaded Poland on 1 September 1939, the two guarantors declared war on the Reich (on 3 September 1939), despite being entirely unable to take offensive action of any sort.
Britain and France turned a blind eye to the simultaneous Soviet invasion of Poland from the East.
The following 8-9 months was known in the UK as the Phoney War or Bore War (the first fatal casualty on the British side occurred over three months after the declaration of war), and on the German side as Sitzkrieg (“Sitting War”).
If only an honourable armistice could have been made between Germany and Britain either in 1939 or 1940, thus saving at least Western and Central Europe from several years of death, misery and destruction.
The same could be said of the situation in late 1914.
The failure of diplomacy and political leadership in 1939-40 resulted not only in the following years of war, but in what happened in the decades after 1945— population displacement, environmental degradation, premature decolonization, wars and civil wars (eg in Africa), not to mention Eastern, and part of Central, Europe crushed under Soviet rule for half a century.
Now we once more stand before such a situation: a non-state or “failed state”, Ukraine, being supported —pointlessly— from the rear by Western states —particularly USA and UK— , without thought to what might happen if Russia tires of it all and launches a terrifying and world-changing strategic nuclear attack on the West. It could happen. Europe would then have to start over, and rebuild from a very low point.
The best any British person can hope for is that the migrant-invaders will be just useless, and a deadweight millstone round the necks of the British people. That is the best hope. Forget fantasies of how any of them will be some great gift to us, or that they will be brain surgeons, scientists etc. If they are not violent criminals or terrorists, be grateful. I suppose. Or get rid of them.
Britain, though flawed and broken, was still recognizable until 1997, or maybe 2005. After that, it morphed into an alien dystopia.
Meanwhile, black mobs are allowed to roam over Central London almost unopposed. Britain, 2022.
…and keep on ******* going until I tell you to stop!
Africa goes to Washington. Anyone not “agreeing” with the people in power is an “extremist”, and so an enemy. Goodbye, USA…
If that silly woman makes it beyond the end of the year, I shall be surprised, and if she is still PM in April 2023, I shall be astonished.
The political situation at present is that, after three years of shambolic “leadership” by part-Jew/Levantine “Boris”, the Conservative Party is imploding before our eyes. In our rigged binary First Past the Post system, that automatically favours the otherwise despised fake Opposition, Labour.
The absurd LibDems will now probably survive solely because there are millions of people who will never vote Labour but who are now completely disenchanted with the Conservative Party. The LibDems are an easy option for those semi-floating voters, not least because the LibDems threw away all principle in 2010 to form the Con Coalition.
Despite what the opinion polls are now saying, I cannot see Labour forming a majority government.
I was interested to see that Labour may stand down candidates in many seats where Labour usually comes third or fourth. A tactic to help the LibDems.. A tacit admission that both Labour and Con are no longer “national” parties in the old sense. They are both persona non grata in different parts of (even) England and Wales, let alone Scotland.
The DDR (East Germany). As I have blogged previously, a strange state, a kind of facade of a state rather than a real one, as it seemed to me in a couple of summer days in 1988. Yet that state, which vanished in a puff of smoke only a year or so later, was more substantial in some ways than we in the UK usually thought.
I suppose that, growing up in the Cold War era of the 1960s and 1970s, one tended to think of East Germany as being mainly the East Berlin of The Spy Who Came In From The Cold or Funeral in Berlin.
East Berlin, and the Wall, tended to be thought of as looming hugely, not only over Berlin itself, but also over the hard-to-visualize rest of the DDR.
In fact, the DDR, though not huge, and small compared to West Germany, was itself not a very small country; almost half the size of the UK, and about 90% of the size of England.
The DDR was too small a state to engage in autarky. It had no choice but to ride alongside the Soviet Union (and the rest of COMECON). The new Germany is different. more than one and a half times the size of the UK (about 3x the size of England).
What is holding back Germany, psychologically, is the legacy of 1945, the huge destruction and hurt caused by complete military defeat.
The President of Latvia, Levits, a half-Jew, is obviously trying to expand the war. Strange, when Latvia would be one of the first countries to be flattened by any major new or expanded war in the region.
One can see what is quite likely to happen: the military aid to the Kiev regime will be increased, with better and newer weapons, ammunition and training. The Ukrainian/Kiev regime side will then advance, and will attack Crimea and mainland Russian borderlands.
At that point, Russia may respond with a wave of tactical nuclear weapons. From then on, Europe and the Western world would be in uncharted waters.
So the Jew Zelensky has an Italian villa, as well as a USD $40 Million one in Florida? He has certainly not wasted his few years as President of the Ukrainian fake state (or failed state).
O’Brien is a radio loudmouth who imagines that he is terribly clever.
Serious problem. So many people having to work purely to pay rent to some parasite for (often) a wholly-unsatisfactory dwelling. Not a new problem, but now getting even worse.
The cost of rentals devalues the more basic kinds of work, unjustly rewards rentier parasites, and damages society in a number of ways.
There is another point, looking at that Times report: the sheer pointlessness (from the purely practical perspective) of bothering to get a “degree”, a “master’s degree”, even a “doctorate”, when every other idiot also has one.
The political implications are stark. The average age of outright owners of real property in the UK is now 68. Not so long ago, say 20-40 years, it would have been 50 or even 45.
Those property owners in their sixties, seventies, eighties often own two or more properties (second homes, holiday homes, rented-out homes— sometimes all three in one).
The tiny proportion of people (about 1 in every 200 citizens) about to choose the next Conservative Party leader and so, by default, Prime Minister, are mostly persons over 50, usually over 60, who are (again, not always but often) outright property-owners and, not infrequently buy-to-let or other rentier parasites.
This has real results: last time, that tiny electorate chose Boris-idiot as Prime Minister. This time, either Liz Truss or Rishi Sunak.
Talking of Liz Truss, I have seen the clip of her filmed as the TV debate presenter collapsed. A panicked reaction at first. Is this the person to be in command, overall, of Britain’s nuclear deterrent? Is this the person to decide whether Britain gets into a war with Russia? I hope not, though I don’t want a non-European as Prime Minister either.
The [NWO/ZOG] System is getting desperate to advance their latest 33-year cycle agenda, 2022-2055, therefore we see the “blacks with everything” agenda, the “I stand with Ukraine” silliness, facemask nonsense (and all the other Covid-related stuff), the “trans” nonsense, and much of the “climate change” reportage. All part of an agenda of evil.
All well and good, but Toby Young and the Free Speech Union have never said a word in defence of my free speech rights, nor those of Alison Chabloz and those of Jez Turner (Jeremy Bedford Turner) etc. All attacked by the same pack of (Zionist) Jews.
Leaving aside the rights and wrongs of the rail industry dispute, what we see here is an example of what I have been blogging about for years around the Labour Party, that being that, if you like, the Labour Party has lost its former overall constituency, and has not found a credible role.
The industrial proletariat —the massed ranks of miners, dockers, railwaymen, steelworkers, factory workers, later expanded to include shopworkers etc— has pretty much ceased to exist in the UK.
Whole industries were shut down from, especially, 1980-2000, by reason of changing economic and social landscapes, accelerated by withdrawal of government subsidies.
The former “proletarians” either went into other activities where there existed no tradition of “working class” solidarity, or joined the unemployed, existing on State benefits and, in areas such as the South Wales valleys, on top-ups from disability income given out (in the 1980s) almost unchecked.
The former Labour Party stalwarts had become either Marx’s “lumpenproletariat”, or members of a new group, or perhaps a group with a new label, the “precariat”.
The latter implied a group whose lifestyle and very existence was uncertain from week to week, the polar opposite of those comfortably-off smug core Conservative Party members and voters, who had always been (and often their parents as well) well-paid, perhaps with family money, who had properties owned outright or with easily-paid-off mortgages. People whose lives were —unlike those of the “precariat”— not at all precarious.
Increasingly, the Labour Party ditched anything connecting it to “socialism” (in the UK’s more “social-democratic” form): Clause IV of the Labour Party Constitution was removed, opening the way for Tony Blair and his group to make Labour more “electable” in areas normally voting Conservative. Links with trade unions were loosened.
The strategy worked: in 1997, Labour had what many still call a “landslide” victory, though it still garnered only 43.2% of the popular vote (Conservatives 30.7%; LibDems 16.8%).
The absurd First Past The Post system gave Labour its “landslide” in MP numbers, despite the Labour popular vote having risen by only a modest amount. The same effect helped the LibDems, whose MP numbers almost tripled (to 46 from 18), despite the LibDem popular vote having fallen by one point. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1997_United_Kingdom_general_election.
In 1997, the old industrial regions and cities still voted Labour. South Wales, the Midlands and Northern conurbations, the industrial parts of the North-East, much of Scotland (especially the industrialized Central Belt), and some parts of the London area.
Compare the graphic above with that showing the result of the 2019 election, below:
Labour, as an entrenched “one-party” political monopoly (in its core areas), has only remained entrenched in parts of London, parts of South Wales, parts of the North, North-East, North-West, and a few parts of the Birmingham/West Midlands area. Scotland is gone, most of Wales is gone, almost all of southern and central England outside London has gone.
Corbyn tried to appeal to the old Labour heartlands, as well as reaching out to the new “identity politics” of, mainly, London— the blacks, the other non-whites, the precariat generally, and the “useful idiots” of white pseudo-intellectual “wokedom”.
Corbyn failed, but not as badly as many have said. What sank Corbyn-Labour was that many voters outside London would not accept his clunky 1970s pseudo-socialism, or his infatuation with the “blacks and browns”.
That perception was intensified by the basically Jewish attacks on Corbyn (since he became leader). In the Press, on TV, on radio. Many Labour MPs were completely in the Jew-Zionist pocket, and made pronouncements against Labour even during the 2017 and 2019 elections.
Keir Starmer, despite his first name and Labour-voting parents, is someone with quite shallow roots in Labour (born in London, brought up in affluent Oxted, Surrey, and attended Reigate Grammar (which became private/independent while he was there); he became a barrister, married a Jewish woman, and their children have been brought up as if full-Jew).
Starmer’s response to Labour’s decreasing relevance has been the opposite of that of Corbyn. Starmer wants to appeal to what is left of the old Labour heartlands, while also making Labour “electable” for the rest of the country. No “socialism” to frighten the horses, just (supposedly) competent managerial semi-social-democracy. Basically, a (less convincing?) Tony Blair/Gordon Brown strategy.
Part of Starmer’s plan is to present Labour as a party which disapproves of industrial action, and which does not want to return to (what is perceived as) the bad old 1970s.
The “workers” of the old type (as in the rail industry) are rather unwanted remote relatives now, unwanted guests at Labour’s party.
Frankly, I doubt that Starmer’s strategy will work much. It may work up to a point, Labour may regain a relatively few seats, enough to prevent whichever then idiot leads the Conservative Party from getting a majority in (as it may be) 2023 or 2024 but, in the end, Labour’s time has come and gone.
Like the Conservative Party (and LibDems), the Labour Party is little more than a name.
Humouring of deluded idiots. Is that what the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists now advises?