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Diary Blog, 11 June 2022, with latest thoughts on the Ukraine situation

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On this day a year ago

Saturday quiz

This week brought another victory over political journalist John Rentoul: he scored 5/10, but I trumped that with 7/10. I did not know the answers to questions 1, 3, and 5. I admit to having guessed no. 10, but fair’s fair…

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From the horse’s mouth: the effects of the half-****** “Brexit” carried out by part-Jew chancer and liar “Boris”— an increase in non-European, non-white, immigration.

Of course, it is all too easy to eulogize the past, but a basically white Northern European society can progress; in our age, the black/brown societies cannot, which is why the forces of Evil support and promote “multiculturalism”, because it results in a never-ending cycle, the Eternal Recurrence, as Nietzsche put it.

In the 1970s, whatever problems Britain had could be solved, in principle. Now, with a far larger population generally (70 million instead of about 56 million) and huge non-white populations as part of that, I am not optimistic that problems can be solved. The direction of travel is downward.


Quite. Tweeter “@sorrelish” is right. Sophie Corcoran must come from the “George Osborne” school of social observation.

Seems that Sophie wants to make a well-paid “career” of making would-be “edgy” socio-political remarks, though naturally not “antisemitic” ones (the acid test…), in the manner of wastes of space such as Tom Harwood or, previously, Katie Hopkins, Toby Young etc.

Would-be “edgy”, rather than truly iconoclastic…

Interesting news from USA


The USA has been heading down the road to chaos for a long time…

…and guess what? The sinister Jew conspirator, Soros, is up to his neck in it. Again.

Every. Single. Time.

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I wonder how many millions, or tens of millions, have died there as a result of other medical conditions left untreated (etc)? We shall never know.

“Lockdowns” are mad as well as tyrannical. Same goes for the facemask nonsense and, in general or mainly, “social distancing”.



The Russian forces in Ukraine east of the Dnieper river are doing what I expected, though far more slowly than I expected. They are squeezing and trying to encircle the large Ukrainian forces in and around the Donbass (southeastern Ukraine). This is the main industrial area of the country and is already, effectively and mostly, in Russian hands, with pockets of resistance in places.

I had expected Russian forces to advance north and south from the areas of Kharkov and the Sea of Azov coast respectively, then forming a line through Zaporozhye and Dnipro, and up to/down from Kharkov, thus cutting off all Ukrainian forces east of that line.

The Russians have not done what I expected, perhaps because of supply problems, perhaps also because of the apparently successful Ukrainian counter-attacks in the Kharkov area. The Russians may have redeployed forces formerly in the Kharkov area further south, around Izyum and Lisichansk.

The present focus seems to be on the town of Severodonetsk.

Instead, there seems to be an attempt at a more limited encirclement, involving about a third of the area mentioned above.

The Guardian is reporting that Ukrainian casualties, both killed and wounded, may top 1,000 per day. Even the lower estimate of 600 per day would not be sustainable for long. The Russian attrition rate is believed to be far less now, partly because the Russian forces have a longer-range capacity:

“...with an artillery overmatch of 10 or 15 to one, according to the Ukrainians, it may well be that the invaders’ casualty rate is far lower at the moment, because they are able to deal death from a greater distance to defenders who cannot see them.” [Guardian]

Ammunition is certainly running short on the Ukrainian side, again by their own admission. Vadym Skibitsky, the deputy head of Ukraine’s military intelligence, has said Ukraine is using 5,000 to 6,000 artillery rounds a day, and has “almost used up” its stockpile of Soviet 152mm standard shells. It is now relying on Nato-standard 155mm howitzers; it is unclear how many of these it has.” [Guardian]

Western support is still in place, as shown by the UK announcement to supply a handful of – perhaps three – multiple rocket launchers this week, even if Kyiv said almost immediately it wanted many times more. But it is Russia’s forces that have found a way to advance in the Donbas, raising the question of whether the three-month war is at another turning point.” [Guardian]

If Russian forces can succeed even in this more limited encirclement, they will capture huge numbers of prisoners (usable as bargaining chips), and territory, but also will more easily be able to overrun much of the territory of Ukraine east of the Dnieper and south of Kiev and Kharkov.

If the Russian forces succeed in their present operation, then I would expect them to attempt something akin to the larger encirclement of territory suggested at the top of this blog post. There may be relatively little opposition by that time. Also, the open and flat rural landscape will play to Russia’s strengths.

At that point (assuming that Zaporozhye, Dnipro, and perhaps Kharkov are all taken or bypassed), a very large assault on Kiev might be prepared.

I am assuming that the Ukrainian side is talking about their shortages of arms and ammunition in the hope that the UK and US (etc) will provide more and better. Maybe they will, maybe not.

That might be the case were Kiev seriously threatened. NWO/ZOG seems to want to provoke further conflict, so who knows?

Michael McFaul

I keep seeing hawk-like anti-Russia tweets from one Michael McFaul, Professor McFaul, of Stanford University (California). Turns out that he is a former U.S. Ambassador to Russia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_McFaul.

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How can a more advanced society be created with such as those? In fact, how can even a reasonably-decent society, such as ours still (just-about) is, even be maintained? It cannot.

Desperate fighting, akin to the WW2 battle for Stalingrad, though on a far smaller scale.

So constructed ~1972. Ironic that the Soviet Union finally became at least liveable only a decade or so before its collapse.

The Jew Zelensky and his whole cabal know that their main chance is to lure the NATO allies deeper and deeper into this war, until —in effect— NATO forces are fighting Russian forces. Unfortunately, the largely Jewish-controlled or strongly influenced msm in the UK, USA and elsewhere are pushing Zelensky’s line, and his demand for more and heavier weaponry, and for more ammunition, rockets etc. If acceded to, that could lead to a nuclear war in Europe, and indeed across the USA, as well as across Russia.

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Diary Blog, 27 May 2022

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I would prefer to see an entirely different kind of cull.

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A social problem that could be solved overnight, were there the political will to do it.

Just imagine— FIVE MILLION Twitter-twits think that the mentally-afflicted Swedish autistic, aged 19, is worth “following”…


With a couple of exceptions, the New Zealand women I have encountered have all been aggressively politically-correct (and frighteningly-ignorant) wastes of space. I wonder why.

Helen Clark thinks that cannabis use should be de-criminalized but that “the wrong sort” of opinions on social media should be criminalized. That tells you all you need to know about her.

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It is ironic that those of us often accused of wanting to institute dictatorship are in the forefront of the battle for free speech, freedom of expression, reasonable civil rights.

It is the pseudo-liberal supporters of the System, such as the Jew-Zionist element, the supposed supporters of (System) “democracy”, mainstream politicians etc (including most TV “celebrities” and talking heads, most “journalists” and other scribblers, most “human rights”-squawking barristers) who are on the other side, wanting strict “lockdowns”, shutdowns, forced vaccination, control of social media, and prosecution for anything “anti-Semitic” and/or “racist” etc.

Rory Stewart

Meanwhile, winning this week’s prize for stating the very obvious— Rory Stewart:

Rory Stewart says, though slightly more diplomatically, that Boris-idiot is a narcissistic waste of space, unfit for office. True, and many of us were tweeting and blogging the same, years ago. Still, “those who live in glass houses should not throw stones“…

See also: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/05/03/will-rory-stewart-mp-be-prime-minister/.


“Ukraine’s armed forces and regional officials say Russia is launching attacks on all fronts in eastern Ukraine in what seems to be new offensive.” [The Guardian].

I think that the Russian forces are now doing what I thought they were trying to do about a month ago, i.e. drawing a line from the coastal regions of the Sea of Azov and Black Sea up the eastern bank of the river Dnieper through Zaporozhye and Dnipro [former Dnepropetrovsk], then towards Kharkov, with the aim of eliminating all Ukrainian forces to the east of that line, then occupying all territory to the east of that line.

Once the above has been accomplished, the strategy may well be to strike north from Dnipro and west from the Kharkov area (once Kharkov is either taken or isolated), thus controlling and/or occupying almost all of Ukraine east of the Dnieper and south of Kiev itself.

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Ha ha! I could not ignore that prize example of socio-political idiocy. Seems that there are still “useful idiots” around who idolize the Jew Marx. Not that everything he wrote was wrong; even Hitler said that (see Hitler’s Table Talk). However, what was, in its heyday, a serious political movement, meaning Marxism, or Marxism-Leninism, has become (gradually, since the 1950s) a farrago of nonsense play-politics, on the periphery of both events and political thought.

Incidentally, the two specimens above are students at Exeter University: see https://twitter.com/Franhendersonx.

In the famous words of Marx himself: “…first time as tragedy, second time as farce“…

Thus actor-turned-activist Laurence Fox displays ignorance of history, ethnology, and politics, all in two short tweets. As I have written previously, you can dump Fox in the same bin as Toby Young, James Delingpole, Breitbart, GB News, the fake “Free Speech Union”, UKIP/Brexit Party/Reform Party, Nigel Farage, “Tommy Robinson”, and Katie Hopkins (etc):

Grifting wastes of space, as well as controlled opposition.

Not that all that they say is wrong…see below:

A couple of my own experiences: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/13/when-i-was-a-victim-of-a-malicious-zionist-complaint/; https://ianrobertmillard.org/2022/01/15/diary-blog-15-january-2022-including-an-outline-of-the-failure-of-the-latest-jew-zionist-attempt-to-prosecute-me/.

The truth of that becomes more apparent daily.

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Jewish. Every. Single. Time.

You only have to look at the “British” Cabinet and also the non-Cabinet ministers. Jews, part-Jews, Indians, Pakistanis. Where are the English?

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[Bishop’s Rock lighthouse, Isles of Scilly. Hard to believe that I visited it, long long ago, in an open boat (in high summer, and with the sea almost flat calm, though). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bishop_Rock]

Diary Blog, 19 May 2022

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[“In red we see the social idea of the movement, in white the nationalistic idea, in the swastika the mission of the struggle for the victory of the Aryan man, and, by the same token, the victory of the idea of creative work, which as such always has been and always will be anti-Semitic.”—Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf]

On this day a year ago

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One has to respect the fortitude of those Ukrainian defenders at the Azovstal plant, but they were just “useful idiots” for Zelensky’s Jew-Zionist Kiev regime.

Thousands have now surrendered. I trust that they will be treated properly and decently by their Russian captors. I think that they will be.

The truth will out, as they say…

I repost that as signalling my opposition to censorship on Twitter, but the “Dame Abi Roberts” person was very rude about me once or twice on Twitter, and I think supported the persecution of me by the Jew element, so fuck him (I think it was a “he”, in fact)…

As to the “Jack Monroe” person, I think that some of her activity, trying to advise impoverished people about cooking very cheap food, is all to the good, but her apparent support for the State’s “panicdemic” measures is or was, in my opinion, negative. She was hardly alone, though.

All or almost all those prominent in the msm or on social media supported the lockdown/shutdown(s), the supposed “vaccine” etc. Many have now switched (most of) their virtue-signalling to “Ukraine” flag-waving.

I think that I discern a metaphor there somewhere…

More “monkeyworld” “enrichment” of society…

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[PC Plod cycles furiously to the scene of an online “antisemitic trope” complained of by the tiny but ever-whining “Campaign Against Antisemitism” cabal]

At that time, Paris had not been invaded much by the sweepings of Africa, North Africa, and the Middle East.

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[Yeremka’s Song, from the opera Enemy Forces, by Serov]

Diary Blog, 18 April 2022

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On this day a year ago

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You can see how, over the past week, the EU (NWO/ZOG component) has been wheeling out sleaze stories about Marine le Pen, in order to bamboozle the French masses.

See also https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/01/09/on-recent-events-in-france/ about Macron’s oddly-suspicious background.

Opinion polls now have Macron several points ahead of le Pen for the second round of the French Presidential election, but about 10% are still undecided, so there is, as yet, all to play for.

How long before we see that in the UK? The “Covid” toytown police-state of 2020-2021 was a warning of things to come, possibly.

The aim of the System is to introduce a regime of microchip “Covid passports”, leading to a microchipped population. Add to that electric cars all fitted with GPS satnav, and almost everyone with a trackable mobile telephone, and you have much of the population, and 99% of the “important” people (those with any real influence or power, or heavy money) tracked, if need be, 24/7. The Stasi of the old DDR (East Germany) would have killed for that level of surveillance.

Indeed, it may be that, years down the line, all cars will be able to have their controls overridden by a centralized system, so that a car might actually be able to be directed to deliver an unwilling person directly to the “authorities”.

Rwanda plan or scam


London redevelopment

To my way of thinking, London, like most European cities, is better thought of as horizontal rather than vertical. That, however, has not been the trend of recent decades.

I can remember a time, in the late 1970s, when the whole Docklands area was still a post-industrial semi-wasteland. The foot-tunnel from Greenwich, under the river, came out into the Isle of Dogs as it used to be, an undeveloped (since the 19th/early 20thC) scene which, after dark especially, was both sinister and interesting. Pubs, some ugly and tacked onto 20thC council housing, a few other pubs quirky and picturesque, those latter very old and far predating the Victorian docks and dock buildings.

In 1979, there was no Canary Wharf, no expanses of new expensive housing, no Docklands Light Railway and, further afield to the east, no London City Airport.

All very different now. Arguably, the part of England that has changed most in the past 40 or so years, in terms of development. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isle_of_Dogs. See also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_Plaza_(London)

A 2015 aerial view of the Isle of Dogs, already out of date:

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On the left, something most people would not dislike as a modest village or town home; on the right, a hideous monstrosity.

Not that I am against “modern” (post-1918, post-1945?) architecture. Some is extremely worthy. Much is not.

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[Malecon, Havana]

Reminiscent of the Corniche at Alexandria.

Diary Blog, 6 February 2022

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On this day a year ago

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America’s first “black” president (in fact, only half-African, and half-European), showing his true nature, the nature that allowed him to kill so many people (almost all non-European).

The unmasked (so to speak) ex-President gives his directions to the (masked or muzzled) plebs building his latest house.

My Australian (though sometimes resident in London) niece, about 25-y-o, contracted “Covid-19” in 2020, and lost her senses of taste and smell for a week or so. She was advised to stay home, drink water, and take a paracetamol. No medical intervention necessary. She recovered completely after 2-3 weeks.

A pack of idiots posing as the UK Government closed down the country for this…Now look. National Insurance rising, taxes for most rising, cost of living rising, pay inadequate for most, State pension age rising. Still think that the unnecessary “lockdowns” and “furlough” payments were great? Think again.

As for Boris-idiot, it took the bulk of the British people about 15 years to catch up with my opinion of him, and it took the msm almost as long, if not longer, but now almost everyone wants him to get kicked out. The only problem with replacing him is that there are so few MPs who are both actually English and also not total deadheads…

A thought out of season…

Two young boys aged 10. One of the two becomes, for a few short years, the master of Europe; the other, an “ordinary citizen”, at least so far.

[Me, aged 10]
[Adolf Hitler, aged 10]

What weight do we give to genetics, environment, Nature, nurture, education, personal destiny, reincarnation etc? Rudolf Steiner was, I think, right to say that, in terms of society, education of the child carries huge weight. On the other hand, so do the other factors. I suppose that education of children is something that can be decided upon rationally in policy terms; it is within the power of humanity to change policy, purpose, and content.

[Adolf Hitler on the terrace, Obersalzberg]

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The last bit is the killer: “with family help“. Quite.

Every now and then, you read some silly comment on Twitter or in the newspaper readers’ comments sections to the effect that young or not so young people could buy houses, even in the UK’s ludicrously-inflated property market, if only the people concerned would cease patronizing Starbucks or Pizza Express. I suppose that some idiots even believe that.

It is true that many waste money; few of us never do that. How much, though? When the deposit alone for even a very modest house, on sale for, say, £200,000 (and that is far below the national average), is something like £20,000 to £40,000, it is going to take the hypothetical young twenty-something couple rather a lot of saving-up, when many people are living hand to mouth to start with. They might manage it by the time they are 40-50 years old. Maybe.

Not everyone has a father who was the Chairman of Christies…

Actually this type of unwanted and silly “advice” broadcast to the poorer part of society is not very English, despite making appearances in Dickens and elsewhere (eg the works of Samuel Smiles: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Smiles). It is rather American: the poor are poor because feckless and useless, the rich are rich because clever, virtuous and well-organized.

As with all propaganda, there is a kernel of truth there, but as Churchill noted, the truth often has to have a bodyguard of lies. In this case, the amount of truth is very small, the false large though persuasive to many.

At least the pre-revolutionary Russian aristocracy was honest enough not to claim that most Russians were poor because of character flaws, despite their often having some.

The David Cameron-Levita government specialized in nonsense of the Kirsty Allsopp sort, and that rhetoric underpinned the “welfare” “reforms” of the part-Jap sadist Iain Duncan Smith, a charlatan whose very name is fake! As were his “degrees”, and work history. He has never been punished for the misery he has inflicted.

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The above tweeter fondly believes that “#ToryScumOut” will not result in what might be termed “#LabourScumIn“…It was Labour who trashed lower-level pay by importing cheap labour from all over the world, Labour who, from 1997 and especially 2005 started to screw down on the unemployed and disabled, Labour who introduced the fraudulent ATOS carpetbaggers. Rachel Reeves, Yvette Cooper, and others around the present Jewish-lobby puppet Keir Starmer have all made statements similar to those of Conservative MPs on these topics.

Labour-label is no answer (to anything).

Quite. When I was 19, in 1976, I was doing various kinds of low-paid work, and living in the attic of a friend’s house in Little Venice, London. The work paid less than £100 a week, and the house was valued (a few years later) at £100,000. In 2022, that same house is valued at around £4 million, and the kind of work I was doing in 1976 would pay today maybe £400 a week, quite possibly less than that.

So in those 45 years, the price of that house has risen by 40 times its original value, but the work in question now pays no more than 4 times what it did in 1976.

Outside the better parts of London, the ratio might be lower, but not very much so. I recall idly gazing into the window of an estate agency in Seaton, Devon, in 1998. I just happened to be there for a few hours.

I noticed three small bungalows for sale for between £25,000 and £28,000 each! They were very small, 1-2 bedroom places no doubt once used as weekend (near) beach places (pre-WW2). Out of curiosity, I looked online a few years ago. There was a very similar one for sale in the same town: £200,000. Probably far more now. An inflation of ten times the valuation in about ~20 years. Pay in 2022 is generally not ten times what it was in the late 1990s.

This Anglo-American “pull yourself up by your own bootstraps” idea is quite ingrained. Homeless and without capital or income? Well, just start a roadside lemonade stall, and soon you too will be a millionaire or more…

That nonsense, fed to children and adults in the USA (especially) in various ways, has been socio-politically very influential. Retailed via such as the old and now-defunct Reader’s Digest (which I am sure had some kind of CIA connection): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reader%27s_Digest.

When I was having a cappuccino in my old haunt of the 1980s and early 1990s, Raoul’s Cafe, Little Venice, I happened to share a table with someone, an American, who turned out to have been the former head of the Reader’s Digest. I suppose that politeness prevented me from asking him who laid down the overall ideological line (and he would not have said anything about that anyway).


One of the total cancers in our society is the huge money available to approved TV monkeys-on-sticks. A few random examples? The “celebrity chefs”, some of whom do not actually even have restaurants (and some that do have them are not apparently very good anyway). Some are genuine chefs, others are not, but almost all seem to make much of their large incomes from TV shows.

When I read that some of those chefs have £50 million or £100 million capital, I cannot believe it. I concede that I am no businessman…

Other examples? The general “celebrity” TV (etc) world. Admittedly, I usually have never heard of said “celebrities” when I see them on charity quiz shows (almost invariably they are extremely ignorant). It sometimes feels like the whole world and his dog are “celebrities”.

The BBC, with its enormous budget, enormous because people have to pay the “licence fee” (tax), is responsible in part. Imagine paying an unpleasant idiot like Gary Lineker a million a year just to shoot the breeze about football games!

Television, in practice, by which I mean the kind of (((occupied))) television that exists in the West, especially, is very corrosive. South Africa started to lose its strength after TV was introduced in the mid-1970s. Import American (((American))) TV, and you import the mores of the you-know-whos…

Those who make huge money from TV are desperate to stay, to use a dated expression, “in with the in crowd”. Any remark designated “racist” and/or “anti-Semitic”, will kill the maker’s career stone-dead, of course. The Jews, exercizing great influence in the TV world, will blackball anyone not thought to be on board with their agenda.

Television, along with its accomplice, advertising, is a malign influence, very often. See https://ianrobertmillard.org/2018/12/10/tv-ads-and-soaps-are-the-propaganda-preferred-by-the-system-in-the-uk/.


I have little to add to what I have said in earlier blog posts. The present regime in Kiev is a corrupt and shambolic Jewish-Zionist set-up that must go. Russia must take Kiev, Eastern Ukraine, and the Black Sea littoral. It must do it swiftly and overwhelmingly, to minimize civilian casualties and general damage. By this time next year, it will be impossible, so do it now, for the right reasons and in the right way.

Vandalism by the Environment Agency


River Tone before removal of trees.
Banks of the River Tone after the Environment agency cleared a 250-metre stretch.

Just absolutely disgusting.

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I can think of a few things in the past few years that really wiped the smirks off the faces of the System conspirators.

Seems that, suddenly, a host of previously harmless habits are now (supposedly) causing serious heart problems (and no need to mention the “vaccines”…).

It’s probably starting to happen here as well. Many teachers are infected, not with “Covid” but with multikulti mentality.

Every single day they flood in. Most despise us for “our” weakness, many hate us. None are of the slightest use to us.

The Ukrainians probably had a good laugh at Lammy’s expense after he had scuttled back to the UK.

The word “Government” could just as well be replaced by “Jewish lobby” or “Campaign Against Antisemitism”…

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[Motherland Monument, Kiev]

Diary Blog, 21 March 2021

London freedom demonstration

I did not watch any TV news yesterday, so missed this:

Good to see so many white (almost entirely white) real British people stand up and march for freedom and reason.

As for the liars at Sky News and other MSM outlets, they have proven themselves time and again to be the enemies of the people.

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BBC “News”. Like Sky News, just System lying propaganda manufacturers.



The implication is clear: “lockdowns” either do not “save lives” or are actually counterproductive. Lack of sunlight (and so, vitamin D) seems to result in higher “Coronavirus” infection rates. Being cooped up inside with others (at home or at offices etc) is worse than being (some of the time) outside.

Sweden has had no “lockdowns”, yet has done better than the countries, such as the UK, that have had such draconian restrictions. Those who say that Sweden is different because Sweden “has few people” and those “widely spread out” are merely showing their ignorance: most Swedes live in cities, towns, and suburbs, just like the British.

I had an interesting experience a few days ago. I attended a routine eye screening test appointment at a medical centre in a small town in the South Central part of England, near the coast. About 6 miles from my home.

I was about 20 minutes or so early, so sat in my car reading a book and observing. The car park was small, and I parked right by the main entrance of the medical centre. Early afternoon.

Apart from the main entrance, there were two large signs, one red, one green, with arrows pointing left and right, both directing persons with booked vaccination slots to go this or that way. I wondered whether the red was for people with “Covid-19” or other symptoms. Or it may be that the red was for people in a higher-priority tranche of the population. I saw two people enter by those entrances. Both looked entirely normal and well, on the face of it.

For my own appointment, the routine eye test, I entered the building. Deserted. Not even a receptionist. In fact there was one very old person sitting, masked, in an ancient parka, on a chair in the waiting area, where the chairs had been widely-spaced.

After a minute, a nurse or assistant in a dark blue uniform asked me to wait (and requested that I put my disposable facemask above my nose!) (I should add that, in the test itself, the girl doing the test said that it could only conveniently be done by having the mask below the nose). I was called bang on time. Very good.

The eye test itself was conducted in a friendly and professional manner and took but a few minutes. Before eventually leaving the building, I noticed that the waiting area was now deserted again; even the old fellow in the parka had shuffled off. I was interested to note, while sitting in the car for a while (to ensure that my eyesight had returned to normal after the test) that a few more vaccination people (about half a dozen in all, in about 30 mins) entered or exited the building via the side entrance-points. All looked entirely healthy, whichever entrance they used.

I had been to that medical centre once before, a few years ago. It was fairly busy then. Where, now, are all those other patients? Looks as though many many people who were being seen, in pre-“virus” times, are now not being seen, or only seen in small numbers. As Peter Hitchens or someone said last year, to some extent the National Health Service has become a National Covid Service.

As to the routine screening I myself attended, and though I doubt whether it was really necessary in my case, I was grateful that, under the NHS system, such precautionary measures are available for free. In the USA and some other countries (most, in fact), many miss out, and some then suffer and/or die because they develop conditions which, had they been detected at an earlier stage, might well have been treatable.

The NHS needs a real overhaul, but the principle is good.

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Sticks and stones…Professor Ferguson can be well satisfied: despite all his predictions having been proven wrong, wildly wrong at that, he is apparently still listened to at Downing Street, still welcome and treated with almost absurd respect on the BBC Today Programme and by that ghastly little bumboy on BBC PM; and he is still, very likely, banging his married “ho” in contravention of the stupid anti-virus “rules” he himself laid down. In fact, I should not be surprised, in our new “reward failure” UK, were Ferguson to be awarded some shopworn “honour” in the end.

“What the hell” it is…is the sharp end of the emergent UK multikulti “Great Reset” police state. A UK where a remark —however true or accurate…that’s irrelevant— about a Jew or a black can get a British person hauled to court, a Britain where a Government-funded commission headed by an ex-Muslim repression-fanatic can report that statements not illegal (even under the present very repressive laws), and not even based on (however defined) “hate”, should be made illegal (!) if anti the doomed multikulti society.

Parliament is now a rubber stamp, as is the Monarchy, and the Opposition is exactly as ruled by the Jewish-Zionist-Israel lobby as is the Government. In reality, there is no true Opposition.

As for the courts and legal system, they are signed up to the repression too. The few real dissidents (like me) are marginalized (expelled from the Bar in 2016, from Twitter in 2018, both times by the conspiratorial manipulations of a pack —effectively the same pack— of Jew-Zionists). https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/09/the-slide-of-the-english-bar-and-uk-society-continues-and-accelerates/; and see https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/13/when-i-was-a-victim-of-a-malicious-zionist-complaint/.

That’s the Dutch all over. In 1940, German forces invaded and occupied the Netherlands in 4 days (5, officially); Soviet forces would have taken 2 (had there been an invasion in the 1980s). In the 1990s, Dutch Army “soldiers” abandoned the civilians of Srebrenica to their fate after the Dutch were given the choice of fighting or leaving.

I used to really respect the Dutch and at least some of their liberality (in the 1970s), but even Dutch family friends began to understand, from the 1980s onward, that the liberality had led to licence. Also, to mass immigration, migration-invasion, crime, and general decadence.

Now look: liberality-licence-disorder-dictatorship, and a police force worse than that of Belarus or Russia. As often happens, Plato described the process first (in The Symposium). The cartoon below also fits.

It fits UK policing too, now.

Most msm journalists, like (probably) most members of the public, still think that this is all about a virus (one that, worldwide, has only killed about 1 person in every 4,000, and in the UK about 1 person in every 1,000 —if that, bearing in mind the faked statistics—).

This is not about a virus. It is about “The Great Reset”, openly promoted by the World Economic Forum and in the pages of the Financial Times, Economist, and other System “insider” publications.

The virus situation has simply provided (as the WEF admitted in its tweets) a convenient opportunity. The virus has been weaponized, and the majority fooled.

In the all-important 33-year cycle, 2022 is the next really significant year. The year that will set the agenda for the subsequent 33 years, as 1989 set the agenda for the past 32-33 years.

Late tweets

George Galloway, though once a good effective orator, is ideologically unsound, inconsistent, self-seeking and, ultimately, just silly.

Hitchens is right insofar as marches and demonstrations achieve little or nothing, beyond boosting morale (if the numbers are impressive). As for the categories Hitchens mentions, he is correct about their surrender, but a future social-national state and, before that, movement, will not rely on those categories as they now are.

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Diary Blog, 2 January 2021

Tweets seen

Over the past year, I have often wondered what will be left once the UK emerges —if it does— from the “panicdemic” measures…

Example: https://www.theguardian.com/law/2020/dec/05/courts-logjam-leaves-227000-waiting-for-justice-in-london-alone

Those tweets place me in a difficult position, opposed as I am to both parties and “lockdown” measures…

In any case, China is (obviously) a huge country with a huge population, and only small parts were “locked down”. The main Chinese economy was not much impaired. In the UK, the economy has been crippled by “lockdown” and other nonsense, the effects of which are mostly yet to be felt.

Until I went to stay and live in the USA (on and off, mainly in 1989-1993, but also in 1999-2002), I thought that the “Special Relationship” was at least to some extent real. I soon understood, however, that to Americans, even Anglophile ones, and certainly to the broad mass, the UK was down the other end of the telescope, hardly visible.

Long ago, in the mid/late 1970s, I was friendly with a lady of unusual and obscure Eurasian origins (part-Afghan, I believe; part-Irish too), who lived in London (in Kensington). She had been a journalist at one time in her youth, covering the Algerian conflict, unusually, mostly from the side of the Algerian rebels rather than from that of the French government and so-called pieds-noirs (French and other Francophone people long-settled in Algeria). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algerian_War

It was not until years later that I knew that, on one side, her descent was from the mediaeval Norman rulers of Cyprus. Her maiden name had been de Lusignan [see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_of_Lusignan].

Strange to think that, under other circumstances, this odd but rather fascinating (at times) woman (I should add that I was a possibly impressionable teenage boy of 19 when we first met) might have been a princess or whatever of a royal house.

Woodrow Wyatt, in his very entertaining multi-volume memoirs (of which I once owned copies), said that his son, who worked as a restaurant manager in the USA, was by descent the only Plantagenet pretender to the throne of England! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodrow_Wyatt#Marriages,_children,_and_death; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodrow_Wyatt; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodrow_Wyatt#The_Journals.

Those memoirs are a good read, by the way. Incidentally, also, Wyatt’s daughter, Petronella, now a more or less washed-up journalist, was once and notoriously involved with the person presently posing as the Prime Minister of the UK: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petronella_Wyatt.

Petronella Wyatt, however, is not descended from the Plantagenets.

More tweets

Well worth reading that whole thread.

I too prefer the traditional notation, though it is 45+ years since I was a chess enthusiast.

Maybe in 2019, but not now or in 2022, or 2024…


Rentoul got 3/10 this week (he claims an extra bit because he got part of question 4 right…). I usually beat Rentoul, but did no better this week, also 3/10, I think the worst I have ever done on these Saturday quizzes (I only knew the answers to questions 2, 5 and 6).

Alison Chabloz

The latest song from persecuted singer-songwriter Alison Chabloz:

Non-political, though maybe socio-political, by reason of the censorship imposed upon her.

More tweets seen

Interesting report.

Good grief…what next?

Late tweets


Late music

Diary Blog, 19 December 2020, including thoughts about social-national politics

Direction of travel of the social-national movement

The first thing to recognize is that there is no “social-national movement” in the UK. The modest successes of, mainly, the BNP, 1997-2010, could be described as interesting rather than enthralling; the BNP’s complete collapse in 2010, though ongoing to 2015, was neither enthralling nor even interesting.

I do not include the “controlled opposition” of Farage, his UKIP and Brexit Party vehicles etc (which are scarcely “national”, let alone “social national”); neither do I include the “alt-Right” wastes of space: “Prison Planet” Watson, “Sargon of Akkad” (Carl Benjamin), “Count Dankula” and others. Not worth bothering about. Most of them are vocally pro-Jew and pro-Israel too (either to buy credit from them and so avoid damage to their apparently lucrative online activities, or out of actual adherence).

Apart from the above, what we have now amounts to little more than various individuals posting tweets, youtube vlogs etc online.

Thus the “antifascist” (mostly Jew or Jew-controlled) element can easily “take down” the aforesaid wastes of space, and (connected) types such as Katie Hopkins, and even Tommy Robinson (the only one of them with anything like a real offline following), simply by “taking down” their Internet service. These people (except, arguably, Tommy Robinson) are dependent entirely on their websites, blogs, vlogs and including online sales, for income.

Offline? Patriotic Alternative are slightly interesting, and I think that they are at least somewhat on the right track. The other little “movements” and “parties” are a waste of time and space. I have blogged about them previously here and there. If you use the search bar on this blog, you will find my comments about them made from time to time.

Anything or anyone else? Well, ex-BNP leader Nick Griffin is or seems to be partly on the right sort of track too, though I was forced to write critically recently about his support for Jayda Fransen and her “British Freedom Party”. His support for that frankly puzzles me.

There is space and indeed a necessity for a credible movement, which would include a political party, but one does not as yet exist. That movement would also include a gradual relocation by many to a few parts of the UK where forces can be concentrated. My views on this have frequently been blogged, and can be found below.

I have listened to the views of those who say that concentrating forces in such a way is a strategy of “running away”, and that we should “stand and fight”. Well, I would answer that by saying that

  1. There is a difference between strategic withdrawal and “running away”;
  2. One cannot “stand and fight” with no weapons and, even more importantly, no army!;
  3. The English cities are becoming majority non-white; yes only gradually, but surely all the same; by 2040, maybe even 2030, the UK cities and large towns will be basically non-white, and already show clear signs of that;
  4. Such a concentration of forces does not preclude activity in the main urban areas.

The next step must be to establish a tightly-controlled political movement, even if small. However, it must be credible and solid right from the start.

My previous blog posts on the overall subject, as applied to socio-politics in the UK of the present day:  https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2016/11/16/new-communities-in-england-and-wales-for-social-nationalists/https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2018/07/17/how-would-the-safe-zone-become-a-germinal-ethnostate/https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2017/10/22/why-should-people-relocate-to-the-safe-zone-of-the-germinal-ethnostate/https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2018/07/10/getting-real-about-repatriation-creation-of-the-british-ethnostate/https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2017/03/04/the-way-forward-for-social-nationalism-in-the-uk/amp/https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2019/02/04/white-flight-in-a-small-country/https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2018/09/17/europe-will-soon-be-in-chaos-we-can-create-a-new-civilization-from-that/https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2018/07/05/the-pressing-need-for-safe-zones-in-the-uk-and-across-europe/https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2017/10/17/post-collapse-survival-preservation-of-civilization-and-culture/https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2016/12/20/from-secure-base-to-national-power/https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2016/11/24/concentration-of-resident-supporters-in-the-germinal-ethnostate/https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2016/11/10/fortress-centres-of-culture-and-science/.

Thoughts about wider issues but connected to the above are found here: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/01/26/the-tide-is-coming-in-reflections-on-the-possible-end-of-our-present-civilization-and-what-might-follow/.

Tweets seen

Can that be true?! Could be a game-changer if it is. Imagine if Blair actually took over Labour again…he is completely controlled NWO/ZOG. Just in time for the next crucial year in the 33-year cycle— 2022.

Britain is riddled with enemies and traitors; they have to be rooted out.

A very significant graph.

Hello?! Is anyone in? Has anyone out there heard of “The Great Reset”? Has anyone heard of “The Great Replacement”? What about the Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan? Or NWO? or ZOG?

This is not confined to the UK. It is a global “consensus” or conspiracy…

Matthew Parris had to be right about something, somewhen…

Get that…Humza Yousaf, “Scottish” Cabinet Secretary for, er, “Justice”…

This old blog
Even if I say so myself, this old blog post (from 1 September 2019) has worn quite well…https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/09/01/boris-johnson-a-kind-of-coup-detat-and-the-likely-early-general-election-thoughts/

Boris-idiot speaks…

Just listening to the clown presently posing as Prime Minister. Describing the latest illegitimate restrictions on the population. So some people, in some areas, are now to be actually prohibited from travelling overseas “except for work”. So that gives the wealthy business or parasite element a good get-out (as in “I have a business meeting in Marbella or Eilat, and will be using a private charter aircraft…).

In addition, Christmas and the New Year are now cancelled. “The Great Reset”…

From where does the (alleged) “new variant” of “the virus” come? China? Some secret laboratory? Was the existing virus strain designed that way, i.e. to mutate? Or is it a purely natural mutation, like strains of influenza? We do not know.

The bottom line is that the UK economy is going to tank. Still, “always look on the bright side of life”, and this could be the impetus, in 2021, for the formation of a real, and credible, social-national party.

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

Interesting point

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Damn. For the first time since I started looking at these quiz questions on Saturday, John Rentoul beat me, having apparently scored 5/10, whereas I scored only 3/10 this week (though had I thought for a moment I would have scored a few extra…); my worst-ever score…I had no idea at all about questions 2, 6, and 7.

That alone will certainly not be enough, though it is good an sich.

Still think that those of us who have been talking about an upcoming private-public UK police state are wrong?

As I predicted some time ago, Sturgeon is using “the virus” to do “pretend-Independence” things. Closing borders unilaterally is the prerogative of a state, not a mere part of a state.

So? If the “Conservative” label fails and is voted out, the “Labour” label, equally (((controlled))) gets voted in, and very little changes…

Are we supposed to believe that that clown, “Boris”, is actually “in charge”? He is merely the puppet of powerful hidden forces.

Conspiracy theory

The very latest conspiracy theory— just made up…by me. The mutating virus was planned in advance (and/or new mutations are deliberately released) with aim of reducing world population drastically. Maybe newer and newer mutations will “emerge”, each succeeding one more lethal than those before it (the first one was/is not so lethal, having —supposedly— killed 1 in 1,400 people in the UK).

Well, the above is just a speculation and may not be so…

Late music

…and for those with purer musical tastes…

Diary Blog, 14 December 2020 (and a few thoughts about Rupert Brooke’s poem, Grantchester…)

A tweet seen today

What is the term which I seek? Ah, yes. “Cultural appropriation”…or you could say “takeover”, or more…

At any rate, “virtue-signalling”. In my view, that is ecumenical Kameradschaft taken rather too far. Would it happen in reverse? Maybe, but I doubt it. Also, is there any real point to such gestures?

It was not always so, as Rupert Brooke wrote from pre-First World War Berlin, in a rarely-seen verse from his famous poem, Grantchester [properly, The Old Vicarage, Grantchester]:

“Here, temperamentvoll German Jews drink beer around

But there the dew lays heavy on the ground, in Grantchester.”

At least, I thought that that was what I had read, several decades ago, aged about 18. In fact, I have misquoted, it seems:

I always thought that the lines were rather trite. Now I know why. I misremembered. The triteness was mine, not Rupert Brooke’s.

The Old Vicarage, Grantchester

(Cafe des Westens, Berlin, May 1912)

Just now the lilac is in bloom,
All before my little room;
And in my flower-beds, I think,
Smile the carnation and the pink;
And down the borders, well I know,
The poppy and the pansy blow . . .
Oh! there the chestnuts, summer through,
Beside the river make for you
A tunnel of green gloom, and sleep
Deeply above; and green and deep
The stream mysterious glides beneath,
Green as a dream and deep as death.
— Oh, damn! I know it! and I know
How the May fields all golden show,
And when the day is young and sweet,
Gild gloriously the bare feet
That run to bathe . . .
Du lieber Gott!

Here am I, sweating, sick, and hot,
And there the shadowed waters fresh
Lean up to embrace the naked flesh.
Temperamentvoll German Jews
Drink beer around; — and there the dews
Are soft beneath a morn of gold.
Here tulips bloom as they are told;
Unkempt about those hedges blows
An English unofficial rose;
And there the unregulated sun
Slopes down to rest when day is done,
And wakes a vague unpunctual star,
A slippered Hesper; and there are
Meads towards Haslingfield and Coton
Where das Betreten’s not verboten.

εἴθε γενοίμην. . . would I were
In Grantchester, in Grantchester! —
Some, it may be, can get in touch
With Nature there, or Earth, or such.
And clever modern men have seen
A Faun a-peeping through the green,
And felt the Classics were not dead,
To glimpse a Naiad’s reedy head,
Or hear the Goat-foot piping low: . . .
But these are things I do not know.
I only know that you may lie
Day long and watch the Cambridge sky,
And, flower-lulled in sleepy grass,
Hear the cool lapse of hours pass,
Until the centuries blend and blur
In Grantchester, in Grantchester. . . .
Still in the dawnlit waters cool
His ghostly Lordship swims his pool,
And tries the strokes, essays the tricks,
Long learnt on Hellespont, or Styx.
Dan Chaucer hears his river still
Chatter beneath a phantom mill.
Tennyson notes, with studious eye,
How Cambridge waters hurry by . . .
And in that garden, black and white,
Creep whispers through the grass all night;
And spectral dance, before the dawn,
A hundred Vicars down the lawn;
Curates, long dust, will come and go
On lissom, clerical, printless toe;
And oft between the boughs is seen
The sly shade of a Rural Dean . . .
Till, at a shiver in the skies,
Vanishing with Satanic cries,
The prim ecclesiastic rout
Leaves but a startled sleeper-out,
Grey heavens, the first bird’s drowsy calls,
The falling house that never falls.

God! I will pack, and take a train,
And get me to England once again!
For England’s the one land, I know,
Where men with Splendid Hearts may go;
And Cambridgeshire, of all England,
The shire for Men who Understand;
And of that district I prefer
The lovely hamlet Grantchester.
For Cambridge people rarely smile,
Being urban, squat, and packed with guile;
And Royston men in the far South
Are black and fierce and strange of mouth;
At Over they fling oaths at one,
And worse than oaths at Trumpington,
And Ditton girls are mean and dirty,
And there’s none in Harston under thirty,
And folks in Shelford and those parts
Have twisted lips and twisted hearts,
And Barton men make Cockney rhymes,
And Coton’s full of nameless crimes,
And things are done you’d not believe
At Madingley on Christmas Eve.
Strong men have run for miles and miles,
When one from Cherry Hinton smiles;
Strong men have blanched, and shot their wives,
Rather than send them to St. Ives;
Strong men have cried like babes, bydam,
To hear what happened at Babraham.
But Grantchester! ah, Grantchester!
There’s peace and holy quiet there,
Great clouds along pacific skies,
And men and women with straight eyes,
Lithe children lovelier than a dream,
A bosky wood, a slumbrous stream,
And little kindly winds that creep
Round twilight corners, half asleep.
In Grantchester their skins are white;
They bathe by day, they bathe by night;
The women there do all they ought;
The men observe the Rules of Thought.
They love the Good; they worship Truth;
They laugh uproariously in youth;
(And when they get to feeling old,
They up and shoot themselves, I’m told) . . .

Ah God! to see the branches stir
Across the moon at Grantchester!
To smell the thrilling-sweet and rotten
Unforgettable, unforgotten
River-smell, and hear the breeze
Sobbing in the little trees.
Say, do the elm-clumps greatly stand
Still guardians of that holy land?
The chestnuts shade, in reverend dream,
The yet unacademic stream?
Is dawn a secret shy and cold
Anadyomene, silver-gold?
And sunset still a golden sea
From Haslingfield to Madingley?
And after, ere the night is born,
Do hares come out about the corn?
Oh, is the water sweet and cool,
Gentle and brown, above the pool?
And laughs the immortal river still
Under the mill, under the mill?
Say, is there Beauty yet to find?
And Certainty? and Quiet kind?
Deep meadows yet, for to forget
The lies, and truths, and pain? . . . oh! yet
Stands the Church clock at ten to three?
And is there honey still for tea?”


If truth be known, that is not the style of poetry I like anyway.

I have actually seen Grantchester, once. It was when I was doing my Bar pupillage. After the early collapse of a trial when a co-defendant elected not to surrender to his bail, the pupilmaster and I went to Grantchester for a beer (it was by then about lunchtime, and we needed one! See: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2018/06/24/a-day-out-in-cambridge/).

On the edge of the village, we saw the eponymous Old Vicarage [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Vicarage,_Grantchester], which seemed less scenic then (1992) than it does in the Wikipedia photo. I was surprised to see a painted plastic or concrete deer in the grounds. “Vulgar, moi?” territory. I could believe that of its then (and I think current) owner, Jeffrey Archer, but hardly of his supposedly (according to a trial judge) “fragrant” wife Mary, who was then, I think, a professor at Cambridge University. Still, there it is. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeffrey_Archer; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Archer.

As to Libby Purves, I may have heard her a couple of times on radio many years ago. I know little of her, though I am sure that she is well-meaning: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libby_Purves.

Other tweets seen

Slava! The best chance for social nationalism yet, if a movement can be born.

In fact, the System parties are effectively one party, and we live, more or less, in that one-party state. ZOG and NWO.

Even Con voters are slowly waking up to the idiot’s uselessness…

The only thing that saves the skin of Boris-idiot and the misnamed “Conservatives” is that Keir Starmer and equally-misnamed “Labour” are fading in popularity at the same time:

Meaning that, so long as people are all basically imprisoned in their homes, “the virus” cannot easily be transmitted. If the “lockdown” (shutdown) is strict, maybe, but only for as long as it is maintained strictly. Except that it cannot be maintained for long, certainly not strictly, without inflicting massive economic and social (and indeed, non-Covid medical) damage on Britain. As Hodges says, even if “lockdowns” “work” (while they are in strict operation), they can only work as long as the shutdown continues. After which, “the virus” surges again; and the economy has been shattered in the meantime.

The Twitterati idiots don’t care much about that. Many are on public service contracts, so will be the last to be made redundant. Some (eg NHS doctors) have “had their mouths stuffed with gold” (pay rises) too. Other Twit-people are unemployed, disabled, or employed on hugely lucrative msm salaries and/or fees (eg the “celebrity” types).

All of the above are fine (for the time being) that the economy may soon be tanking…

Exactly. Society is (in yet another way) divided…

Has it really? Just what I predicted a few months ago. What is really behind all this? The “Great Reset?”

and see: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/08/11/the-jew-epstein-and-prince-andrew-the-british-royal-family-has-another-scandal-maybe-its-time-to-just-get-rid-of-them/

Afternoon music

Amusing (?) things seen today

  1. Sadiq Khan wearing a massive facemask in tartan and doing an interview in it;
  2. The celebrity-alumni University Challenge with the usual collection of badly-informed msm talking heads, drones, thespians etc. Particularly poor was the BBC News “Security and intelligence” bod, Gordon Corera [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_Corera], whose grasp of geography seemed remarkably poor for someone with his special focus. For example, he thought, inter alia, that Azerbaidjan is in Central Asia…He did not seem to know much else, either;
  3. Assorted “antifa” idiots and/or Jews complaining that Nick Ferrari on LBC actually let a British woman, opposed to mass immigration and the “BLM” nonsense, speak for a minute.

Late tweets seen

Quite. https://ianrobertmillard.org/2018/12/10/tv-ads-and-soaps-are-the-propaganda-preferred-by-the-system-in-the-uk/

Late music

Diary blog, 16 October 2020


The average age of people who died from Covid-19 in England and Wales since the pandemic began is 82.4. The data shows how this compares to deaths from other causes

It really is time to put these blinkered scientists and medics with their tunnel vision back in their box, before there is nothing left to save in this country: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8845533/Coronavirus-Soaring-infections-death-rates-claims-justify-lockdowns.html

At some point, the UK will have to bite the bullet, stop messing around with the various forms of nonsense now current (facemasks, “lockdowns”, the ludicrous “Rule of Six” etc) and get the country moving, before we go into a tailspin to socio-economic death.


Saw an interesting, if eccentric, Twitter account:

Other tweets

Very true. An anachronistic idea, akin to the 1940s BBC radio Brains Trust. A panel of big brains educates and informs the public. Hardy ha ha. Look at the typical Question Time panel! Pathetic.

Daily Stormer

A link to the American news and comment site:


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More about Coronavirus

This is becoming a total farce! https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8848073/Downing-Street-says-couples-coronavirus-hotspots-meet-indoors.html

I see that even “socialists” or sort-of socialists, like Andy Burnham, are waking up to the socio-economic damage being done, not by “the virus” but by the absurd “lockdown” (shutdown) measures. Except that his beef is that vastly more people should receive vastly more money in compensation.

Back in 2010, when Burnham stood for the Labour leadership, I thought that he was the best of a very poor bunch, but he had no star or glamour quality and so little chance of winning. I tweeted at the time that, whether he really cared (about the people) or not, at least he gave the impression that he did.

If Andy Burnham raises his profile more, he is not necessarily to be ruled out in terms of succeeding Keir Starmer. A safe seat would be found, no doubt, and the show goes on. Perhaps. It probably needs more than that to save Labour, though.

A few Daily Mail readers’ comments

3 weeks to flatten the curve , 7 months later he’s flattened the whole country with his tyranny and dictatorship.” https://www.dailymail.co.uk/reader-comments/p/comment/link/605667139;

Don’t care who it is can someone in the Tory party just get rid of Boris , Doris , or whatever you call him he is just ucking this country over day by day soon we will be nothing more than a country of poor powerless nothings.https://www.dailymail.co.uk/reader-comments/p/comment/link/605667085;

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies, The robber baron’s cruelty may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end.” CS Lewis https://www.dailymail.co.uk/reader-comments/p/comment/link/605665773

You just couldnt make this cr*p up any more. Everyone should just get on with their lives and stay home if they feel they need to. I voted for Boris – much to my shame – I didnt vote for some kind of police state with idiots telling me to wash my hands, not go out, wear a mask. Enough is enough. IFR rate is the same as flu. Daily deaths, but 1500-1600 die in England and Wales every day, 550,000 a year, since when was it the governments repsonsibility to save us all ??? https://www.dailymail.co.uk/reader-comments/p/comment/link/605665125

Most people will find this funny, but it wont stop , the general stupidity and compliance of the british public will mean we will be the biggest testing ground for brave new world of slavery. Well done.” https://www.dailymail.co.uk/reader-comments/p/comment/link/605664689

A comment on the repression of free speech today…

I suppose that the distinction is that the Jewish lobby, and ZOG/NWO, usually do not know the content of your telephone conversations (unless they put out a special effort…)

[GCHQ, Cheltenham]

Massive. Do you really imagine that this place, wih all the people inside, is to combat a few mad Muslim extremists stabbing people at random with kitchen knives?

Stray thoughts about education

I have just watched the quiz show, The Chase, on TV. One contestant was a scruffy girl who is apparently studying Criminology at Greenwich.

I was unaware that Greenwich even had a “university”, to be honest, but it does [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Greenwich]; moreover, one which has supplied two Nobel laureates. Its main campus is based in the former Naval College which (again something that I did not know) was sold by the Royal Navy in the 1990s.

University of Greenwich International College, UK - Ranking, Reviews,  Courses, Tuition Fees
[The Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich]

What shocked me was the dearth of knowledge in that girl student (aged 20). She seemed to know almost nothing. She correctly answered two questions about pop music and one about the drink, absinthe. She could not even say how many feet were in 60 inches (she said three!). She had been in full-time education for about 15 years! An indictment of the educational system in the UK. Incidentally, she did guess a few more questions correctly, and scraped through to the “Final Chase” part of the show, where her two colleagues, a surgeon and a pub-manager, knew enough to win the team £14,000.

Reverting to the general question, I suppose that the country needs at least some criminologists. I suppose…Really? Anyway, it made me wonder why so much of the huge amount the UK ploughs into education is simply wasted, either because the system is not really educating many of those who pass through it, or because the net result is an oversupply of (at best) mediocre “graduates” with degrees in subjects which are of little or no use to us as a people.

I am not one of those people who thinks that the only worthwhile degrees are scientific or vocational, but there must come a point when the State as major funder (directly or via loans that are usually not repaid) says, “we have too many x y z and not enough a b c”.

The whole idea of the “degree” (a mediaeval concept) needs to be revisited anyway.

I met a woman once who had taken some kind of degree in Criminology (I think it was), part-time and/or from a Northern English “McUniversity”. She was a civil servant in the Ministry of Justice based, I think, either in Liverpool or Manchester (I forget), and, on the back of the degree etc, had just been promoted to a higher level (£50,000+ a year salary; this was in 2007). I have no idea what her knowledge level in the subject really was, but I noticed, on visiting her home once, that the only books there (that I could see) were paperbacks about “famous crimes” and the like; nothing too serious. I think that her job was culled in the spending cuts of 2010-2015.

Getting away from anecdote, I think that anyone has the right to study what they like, but that the State has the right to direct funding and any grants of money to those activities likely to benefit the State or the people as a whole. Britain is undersupplied with nurses and doctors, among other occupations; oversupplied with barristers, criminologists (arguende) and various other types of people.

It may be that the right way forward is for the State to fund tuition depending on priority; to confer grants of subsistence allowances to those most likely to make good use of any tertiary education, such as full subsistence to the top 20% of candidates, half as much for the next 20% of candidates, and nothing to the remaining 60% but to allow those others to study, if they wish, by taking out a loan from the State which will have to be repaid over time no matter what.

At present, 50% (approx) go on to tertiary education. Many of these people are wasting their time and the State’s resources. Change must come, not least in making it easier for people without tertiary diplomas or degree certificates to get into various fields of work.

Beheading in France

I have only just now been alerted to the latest Islamist atrocity in France.

A terrible crime, perpetrated by people whose ideas are more suited to Arabia in the 7th Century than to Europe in the 21st.

I suppose there is the point, though, that the teacher would probably not have shown caricatures of Jews to his pupils (and if he had, he would have been dismissed; without question)…

In the end, Europe must again become Christendom, but in a new way…

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