Very true. Very timely, too. However, the biggest single threat to free speech in the UK is the aggressive Jew-Zionist lobby, epitomized by the evil and malicious little (((but well-funded))) “Campaign Against Antisemitism”, which has suborned not a few police personnel, from Commissioner level down to ordinary careerist PC Plods.
All in countries other than the UK (Austria, Germany, France, and Ireland). All EU states. In the UK, neither “antisemitism” (aka “anti-Semitism”), nor “holocaust” “denial” (historical revisionism) are crimes, points reinforced during the Alison Chabloz trials of recent years, and specifically noted both at magistrates’ court level (by the District Judge) and in Crown Court (by a Circuit Judge).
Don’t call her “Dr.“, just because she has—or claims to have— some worthless Ph.D. from a degree mill somewhere (she is remarkably reticent about from where she was awarded said “doctorate”, and never gives details).
In any case, Twitter is full of people vulgarly calling themselves “Dr” this-or-that (despite not being medics, persons in holy orders, or recognized academics).
Did not know about the “racist harassment”; is that true?
I suppose by “Black woman” is meant Meghan Mulatta, who is at least 50% white European by origin. In fact, “MM” herself describes herself as “mixed race”: “She identifies as mixed race, often answering questions about her background with “My dad is Caucasian and my mom is African American. I’m half black and half white.” [Wikipedia].
There are so many deluded people on Twitter who will donate money to doomed “legal actions” (that never happen), or to “performative” “grifters” who just make a living out of it.
“Antifa” cheerleaders Mike Stuchbery and Roanna Carleton-Taylor raised about £12,000 “to sue Tommy Robinson“. Never happened (and what happened to the £12,000?).
Twitter “grifter” woman, “Supertanskiii”, who simply rants and swears at “the Tories”, offering no real analysis (or knowledge).
A Jew in Essex called “Man Behaving Dadly”, who is said to make a living out of his tweets etc (seems to offer similar content to “Supertanskiii”).
Then of course we have “Jack Monroe”, who is almost in a league of her own as “grifter” and near(?)-fraud.
All those are but the tip of the iceberg.
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“Ukrainian” military transport and weapons platforms, now destroyed or captured. What a waste of the taxpayer pounds, dollars and Euros of the West…
Those Ukrainian (?) bandits are, in the old term used in international law, francs-tireurs, liable to be shot on sight, or executed in the field.
Cretins like that really seem to believe that they are part of some kind of EU “elite”. Just bureaucratic rubberstamps, careerists, and freeloaders. I saw such people myself a few times in the 1990s (mainly).
Horrible subhuman was already in breach of a court order. So what was the penalty? A £200 fine (which either he will never pay, or will pay at £5 a week).
The courts bend over backward for the untermenschen. Contrast that with “Sven Longshanks” (James Allchurch), who got 2.5 years a week or so ago because a few fanatical Jew-Zionists instigated (as they do) a police investigation into his entirely peaceful activity (commentary on podcasts).
When will the courts judge appropriately, and when will the police stop being either social workers or a poundland KGB?
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“Altogether, 82% of those who voted Labour in 2019 say they would vote Labour again, while 69% of those who voted Liberal Democrat say they would vote for the party at the next election.
60% of 2019 Conservative voters now say they would vote Conservative again if a General Election were held tomorrow. 13% say they would vote for Labour, 8% would switch to Reform UK, and 2% would support the Liberal Democrats.“
So 17% of 2019 Conservative Party voters would either not vote at all, or would favour small parties.
If that is heard in the corridors of power across the West, a lot of people will be sitting up and taking notice.
Apparently, he was involved in activities amounting to ill-treatment and even torture at the American concentration camp at Guantanamo Bay.
The only reason why the UK and France are not living under complete Jewish/Zionist tyranny is because the actual numbers of Jews and part-Jews, in proportion to the non-Jews, is small— in the UK, less than half of one percent.
The people, without a leader, without a vanguard party, are disorganized and, therefore, helpless.
In the UK, there is no such vanguard party, not even a germinal one.
We tend to think, at least many people tend to think, that civilization and culture are best-described as a smooth upward spiral or curve, whereas a staggered spiral is more accurate: a period of growth and improvement often followed by a decline, or even a catastrophic fall, before positive evolution can continue.
“Two steps forward, one step back“, if you like.
Incredible. See my blog from yesterday for more.
A reference to the Grenfell Tower fire some years ago, after which “Jack Monroe” wrote a pack of lies saying that she went to the scene (60 miles from her home in Essex; she does not drive, either, which in view of her alleged and partly-admitted booze/drug consumption is just as well), and was “waved through” the security cordon by police (who must have known what a huge “celebrity” she was, with her reconstituted tinned pasta —mixed with sardines and curry powder— “food”…), after which she used the plans of the building (how? from where?) to somehow “organize” the scene.
Does any thinking person really believe that any of that was true?
“Jack Monroe” keywords: “fraud”, “conwoman”, “grifter”, “fake”. Among others.
What astounds me, and others, is firstly the sheer relentless and wicked gall of “Jack Monroe”, but then also, maybe more, the wilful gullibility of quite many people who —perhaps desperately— want to believe in something or someone, anything, anyone.
482 utter mugs are still (as of today) sending money to “Jack Monroe” via Patreon, several thousand pounds in total every month.
The Wikipedia entry is rather out of date. It speaks of Anita Roddick [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anita_Roddick], the superficially principled “entrepreneuse” (serving “both God and Mammon“?) who died about 16 years ago, in 2007, as if still alive.
More or less true, but to complain about unfairness like that sits badly with me. There is something pathetic about it. Take charge, take power, and order the world the right way…
They never built a civilization, or any culture worthy of the name, and they are unable to maintain the culture and civilization white Europeans have built or, in most cases, even to live in it without being a danger, nuisance or, at the very least, a backward drag.
“Black women become fat because white women (and men) are ‘racist’“…
Because “Dr.” Louise Raw has little else in her life except trying to “deplatform” those with social-national (or even conservative-national) views. In socio-political terms, a near-loony.
Maybe, if the USA is stupid enough to launch or provoke a war with Russia, that will be the way to rebuild North America, eliminating unwanted elements at the same time.
I have blogged about this already, both yesterday and previously.
Well, this week brings another victory over political journalist John Rentoul, trumping his 4/10 with my 7/10. I did not know the answers to questions 6 and 10, and I just could not recall the answer to question 1 even though I “really” knew it.
I suspect that some hurried rewriting had to be done by the Guardian’s scribbler.
That Guardian piece was evidently planned to be part of the launch of Thrifty Kitchen, the latest book by “Jack Monroe” (and at the end has a link via which enables any “mug” unaware of the full “dodginess” of the book and its authoress to buy a copy).
The interviewer mentions “Jack Monroe’s” Patreon “grift” but not the crowdfunder launched by “Jack Monroe”, ostensibly to sue the MP for Ashfield, Lee Anderson, the proceeds of which have gone straight into the bank account of the “Bootstrap Cook”. Certainly no legal action has been launched, not even a “letter before action”, and Ms. Monroe’s favoured solicitor, Israel-based Mark Lewis, has not emerged from his kennel since the Twitterstorm etc around “Jack Monroe” gained strength several months ago.
That Guardian piece gives the impression of sitting uncertainly on the fence after the more recent revelations, neither wholeheartedly endorsing the woman and her book (the recipes from which seem to have been lifted from a number of different Internet sites such as BBC Food), nor making an all-out hatchet attack on her. More the former than the latter, arguably.
The “Bootstrap Cook” is not alone in wanting to join the world of fake “celebrity” while still pretending to “stick up for the poor”. Look at the pseudo-revolutionary and pseudo-Marxist poseur, Owen Jones, who has made a career out of being a kind of “licensed Bolshevik” while still doing fashion shoots for glossy magazines on occasion, attending receptions with the “rich and famous”, and making a rather large income in various ways.
Another? What about Chuka Umunna, the half-caste one-time “Labour” MP, who whined about not being allowed into the VIP area of some louche nightclub?
Of course. “Jack Monroe” might like to ask advice on that from her one-time solicitor, Israel-based Jew-Zionist Mark Lewis, who admitted or claimed a few years ago at the Solicitors’ Disciplinary Tribunal (that found him guilty on several charges) that at times he did not know what he was doing because his mind was affected by prescription drugs (etc).
[Update, same day: “Jack Monroe” has swiftly deleted her tweet threatening (making empty threats of) “libel” action].
“Jack Monroe” once again snarling at people and threatening “libel” action. Ha ha!
I should imagine that her lawyer (if any) is well aware that a defamation action, though it has to be be brought within one year, should all the same be brought as expeditiously as possible within that 1-year window. In the case of Lee Anderson and Martin Daubney, the alleged “libel” (in fact the totally true assertion that “Jack Monroe” has made a living off the backs of the genuinely poor) occurred in early May or even April 2022. No libel case will be brought by the “grifter” against Lee Anderson now, in my opinion. Let’s see.
As for stray tweeters or, indeed, me, “Jack Monroe” will be unable to bring legal action successfully (certainly not against me) for a number of reasons, including the fact that I would have a number of arguable defences (including what the English law now terms “Truth”). Also, having no capital and a very low income now, even a successful libel action against me would leave the claimant about £500,000 out of pocket; in reality, no claim could even be launched against me, and I apprehend that the same would be true of many tweeters critical of “Jack Monroe”.
That would tend to explain, if true, where much of the money “earned” by “Jack Monroe” has gone…
Like many liars, “Jack Monroe” ties herself in entangled knots of her own fabrication.
So tweeter “@JanetAnscombe” thinks that “Jack Monroe” cheats her Patreon donors because her life was or is “in chaos“? “Jack Monroe” never seems to fail to take the money, or to set up ways of taking more. Well-organized in that sense, anyway.
Opinions are OK, but should be based on evidence…
I note that, like many “Jack Monroe” fans, “@JanetAnscombe” is (judging from her photo) retired, seems to live comfortably (in Tenerife), and according to her Twitter profile, is “Doctor, ancient historian, “leftie elitist”, mother of chickens, hermit-ish, trauma & neurobiology wonk, Celt, European, MBE.” (and a facemask zealot as well).
So not exactly “poor” or “working class“. Again.
As blogged previously, I have not myself seen even one present “Jack Monroe” fan who is actually poor, or “working class”, or for that matter from any ethnic minority; as I opined yesterday, few of the blacks, browns, Chinese etc would eat the swill that the “Bootstrap Cook” makes or pretends to make.
I am rapidly coming to the conclusion that anyone still defending “Jack Monroe” should not be listened to on any subject…
Ha ha! “@sitebadger”, another “Jack Monroe” defender. Once again, not poor, not someone who claims to have been: “Environmental Manager / planning compliance. BA(Hons) Landscape Design. MSc Conservation Management.”
Rhetorical questions: Where are the poor? Where are the “working class”?
…and of course, another one who “stands with Ukraine” (on Twitter), and is almost certainly a facemask fanatic, like most of the rest.
More “Jack Monroe” lies, in other words.
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“No-one can rule guiltlessly” [Saint-Just].
“Dr.” Louise Raw
So far no news about “Dr” Raw’s doomed and ostensible attempt to sue Jeremy Clarkson for making rude remarks about Meghan Mulatta.
Surely Ms. Raw is not going to use the money she has raised via GoFundMe for other, or even personal, purposes? She has almost hit her financial target of £15,000 (£13,787 as at time of writing), but no news from her about the supposed upcoming legal action. What a surprise.
Mike Stuchbery (notorious Twitter “grifter”) and Roanna Carleton-Taylor (former “antifa” cheerleader who is now keeping very quiet…) claimed, a few years ago, that they were going to sue “Tommy Robinson”. Raised ~£12,000 for that ostensible purpose. No legal action ensued. I wonder what happened to the money of the 700+ mugs who donated?
Stuchbery was also (he claimed) going to sue me (never heard from him or his —non-existent— lawyers), and he was going to sue various other people, including several Danes. Never happened. A man of straw.
Exactly, and the tweeted typo (?), “cause celeb“, is actually —and ironically— more accurate than the correct “cause celebre“.
Indeed. In fact, she has had a good run, bearing in mind the easily-disprovable lies, at times reaching heights of absurdity only achieved by Monty Python, The Goodies, The Good Life, or maybe The Goon Show.
Next? Maybe “Jack Monroe” will turn and turn about, and become a pseudo”Conservative” social commentator with a column in the Daily Mail. Hard to see, but in the madness of the UK in 2023, not actually impossible.
“Jack Monroe” has been mocking her mug donors for years, but usually only in private. Now she does it openly, “telling the truth to shame the Devil” (?).
Still, as of today, no less than 624 utter mugs are still signed up with Patreon to send her between £3.50 and £44 every month! Hard to believe how stupid people can be.
At last! A “poor” or “working class” “Jack Monroe” fan!
I suppose that, were Katie Hopkins still scribbling for the Daily Mail, she would be wondering aloud in print how much of the £324,000 she had to pay “Jack Monroe” after the libel action (£24,000 to “Jack Monroe” herself as an award, £300,000 for the legal costs of “Jack Monroe”) went up the nose or down the throat of the “Bootstrap Cook”.
More seriously, I cannot see that “Jack Monroe” offers anything much to the truly poor or struggling. She has some way to go, however, before she reaches the rock-bottom uselessness of other “one-trick-ponies” such as the crazed feminist trustafarian, Caroline Criado-Perez [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caroline_Criado_Perez].
As blogged, most of the supporters of “Jack Monroe” are middle-aged if not elderly. Not sure why. Not all aged lesbians, either. Men of 60+ as well. Why? I do not know; and, as already said, I have yet to see anyone under 40, let alone under 30, supporting her; also, no non-whites (are they too practical when short of cash?). A conundrum.
Just look at that Adrian Hilton idiot! Doesn’t know his **** from his elbow, yet purports to teach at university level [“Adrian Hilton is a conservative academic, theologian, author and educationalist. He has spent more than 20 years in secondary and university education, teaching, writing and lecturing in politics, jurisprudence, philosophy and theology in the UK and the US.“].
Tweets on other subjects
Rachel Reeves: Labour Friends of Israel member, and quite possibly part-Jewish.
When you look at Starmer’s Israel-lobby Shadow Cabinet, there would seem no point in replacing the similar Con Party government with that.
Only a social-national government or rulership will or could save the British people, but there is not even a social-national party worthy of the name.
The “Jack Monroe”/”Bootstrap Cook” storm continues…
I started off, several years ago, thinking that “Jack Monroe” (who changed her name at some point by deed poll from her birth-name of “Melissa Hadjicostas”— she is half-Greek Cypriot) was a generally positive influence, bearing in mind the poverty mainly introduced under the all-misnamed “Conservative”, “Liberal Democrat” and “Labour” System-parties since about 2008.
In the past months, I have seen more and more material from Twitter and elsewhere about how “Jack Monroe” made up or embellished much of her personal biography, while concealing other parts, such as the fact that her grandfather was wealthy, and that her father is still what many might term a rentier (someone who lives parasitically off rental property); apparently, he owns a number of rental properties in the Southend (Essex) area.
I also discovered how, partly thanks to the tweeted and otherwise-expressed support of half-Jew TV cook and scribbler Nigella Lawson, “Jack Monroe’s” number of Patreon donation/purchase adherents (each sending her between £3.50 to £44 per month) grew from about 200 to about 800, a figure which declined after summer 2022 and has now fallen to 623. Still, multiply 623 by any figure between £3.50 and £44. Every month. Taxfree (possibly). My own guesstimate? About £6,000 per month.
Sure enough, I discovered that, the deeper I looked, the more fakery and near-fraud seemed to attach itself to “Jack Monroe”: the unreliable (to say the least) biography or, as people now say, “backstory”; the endless whining and demanding for money; the various tiny violins being played to get people to give to her (e.g. involving her son, who it now turns out does not even live with her most of the time, e.g. around her possibly-invented medical conditions, mainly mental but also physical). Etc.
I also discovered that genuinely-poor people, some of whom had donated monies to her monthly via Patreon, had been refused refunds after she failed to supply the goods and services offered for various levels of Patreon subsidy.
Then there was the threat to sue MP Lee Anderson [Con, Ashfield] for having openly called her a parasite “living off the backs of the poor“. Which she most clearly is.
No legal action has ensued and, after 8-9 months, never will, now.
That last reminded me of another fraud who quite frequently used to threaten me (and many others) with an action in defamation, and some (including Tommy Robinson) with other legal action— Mike Stuchbery, online “antifa” cheerleader, who begs money from people online while fighting a good (actually risible, and laughably derivative, ideologically) pseudo class war from cafes in Germany.
In fact, Stuchbery and one-time “antifa” comrade Roanna Carleton-Taylor (along with a tame Paki-stani solicitor), got about £12,000 out of ~700 mugs in order to fund a legal action against “Tommy Robinson”. No action was ever taken.
Another “comrade” of Stuchbery’s, “Dr.” Louise Raw, recently tried the same gambit, and, in a matter of a week or so, has raised nearly £15,000 in order to, ostensibly, “sue Jeremy Clarkson“. Well, numerous lawyers on Twitter have only just stopped laughing. I wonder what will really happen to the money Louise Raw has bagged?
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Imagine being as deluded and dim as that tweeter, Jan Fuscoe, yet another very comfortably-off “Jack Monroe” fan (she was a scribbler and photographer for Time Out magazine and others, and is currently scribbling for the Daily Telegraph about Sardinian holidays etc).
As if the fact that there are worse fraudsters and tricksters around somehow exculpates the behaviour of “Jack Monroe”! Also, how has “Bootstrap Cook”/”Jack Monroe” ever “helped” “people in poverty” anyway? By appearing on a few TV shows (for money)? By selling poverty-play books for £20 a go?
Jan Fuscoe seems to fit the usual “Jack Monroe fan” profile: middle-aged, rather comfortably-off, and almost certainly rather “woke” as well.
In a word, “Jack Monroe” is shameless, the ideal mock-heroic figure for “woke” Britain…(and always ready, in case of anyone criticizing her, with either a contrived “mental health” or illness defence, or with a snarling “I’ll sue you” counter-attack).
My one and only visit to the EU Commission, in 1998, was enough— a nest of shambolic corruption.
As groups, both Jews and Muslims are inevitably hostile to European civilization, and to the future of European humanity.
Britain is now flooded with similar trash. Does any rational person believe that a better society can be built, or even the present level maintained, when there is a constant increase in the proportion of backward persons and groups within our borders?
Both main System political parties are promoting migration-invasion.
That idiot tweeter, “Charlotte”, is very typical of the “refugees welcome” and “anti-racist” dimwits around.
Come (back) friendly US bombers, and drop your bombs on…[with apologies to John Betjeman].
“Aisha Ali-Khan, Women’s Rights Campaigner” or “human rights campaigner“? Oh, they must mean the Aisha Ali-Khan who has been imprisoned several times (certainly two or three times) for, inter alia —wait for it— abusing women!
In the usual phrase, “you couldn’t make it up!“…
“A former aide to Respect MP George Galloway has been jailed for contempt of court after failing to destroy “explicit” pictures of her lover and his estranged wife.
Aisha Ali-Khan, 33, of Keighley, West Yorkshire, served as the Bradford West MP’s parliamentary secretary.
Ali-Khan was jailed for three months at the High Court in London because she defied an order to destroy the images.
She was also ordered to pay about £10,000 in court costs.” [BBC]
On that occasion, a judge of the High Court imposed a 12-week sentence of immediate imprisonment for no less than 26 breaches of an earlier suspended sentence imposed by yet another judge in 2017 (a sentence of two months imprisonment, suspended for a year).
Incidentally, her husband, Afiz Khan, a former police inspector, was convicted of another related offence and was sacked by the police. I wonder whether he was up to anything else (and whether she was, too).
The wonderful world of “diversity” in the police, and in the UK generally…
Pity, though, that LBC does not do any kind of proper research beforehand on those whom it allows to comment as if reputable “experts”.
I believe that that Ali-Khan woman tweeted a couple of times, and unpleasantly, about me some years ago. She seemed to be friendly with a pack of malicious Jew-Zionists on Twitter at the time.
Incidentally, I have no interest at all in the recent Andrew Tate matter, either way. In fact, I had scarcely heard the name until a few days ago.
Finally, it seems, listening to that interview or conversation, that Aisha Ali-Khan is now a schoolteacher in a secondary school. Surprising to me, with her record.
Rachel Johnson’s piece there would have been a great deal more interesting had she asked Aisha Ali-Khan at the end about her own history of online abuse etc. That would have made that very dull LBC radio conversation quite sparky, I warrant.
“A police detective could be sacked after her estranged boyfriend apparently reported her for allegedly writing racist WhatsApp messages.
Det Sgt Victoria Teagle, 38, is alleged to have referred to a colleague with an Asian background as a ‘C***** b****’.
Her partner, a police inspector, is said to have handed the messages over to anti-corruption officers.“
Well, what a little shit that (unnamed) police inspector boyfriend must be. I would not trust a little bastard like that as far as I could throw him. If I were chief of police in that force, I would certainly have him investigated.
The police in the UK are often worse than useless now.
I wonder whether, or to what extent, “the Harry Formerly Known As Prince” realizes that, without his fortunate birth (and the appended titles, money, easy privilege, automatic “respect” from the msm and plebs etc), he would have been lucky to get a job as a West End car salesman or Kensington estate agent or, at best, as an officer in the lower commissioned ranks of the Army?
As it is, he has, with encouragement from, or nagging by, Meghan Mulatta, “sold his birthright for a mess of pottage“, like that character in the Old Testament.
The sooner Charles and William dump him (and the Mulatta) the better for the Royal Family, not that I care much about the monarchy anyway. The fact is that Harry and Meghan Mulatta are the biggest embarrassment to the UK since “Squidgygate“, “Camillagate” etc, or maybe even the Groundnut Scheme [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanganyika_groundnut_scheme].
Incidentally, I wonder whether the derogatory term “nutter” (pl. “nutters”), as in “Harry’s just a complete nutter“, originated with that? Maybe not, thinking of the American term “nut”.
Also incidentally, I think that Charles, William, Kate, and Harry should all have DNA tests done, for several reasons, but there is no chance of that, at least with the results published in the public domain.
Final thought: how long before this “one-trick pony” act of “Life is unfair on me because I was not first-born, even though I have always lived in palaces, and with unlimited privilege and money; also, my family and Britain are all racist towards Meghan Mulatta” continues to interest the mass media in the USA and elsewhere? Maybe not as long as Harry and the Mulatta would like. They may have made hundreds of millions out of it, but I think that their endless whine, free of any real social awareness, will soon start to bore people.
That haul must have been there, under the sand, when I used to visit Balmoral Beach in 1967, aged 10-11, with my family; 1967 was the year we moved to Sydney from the UK. Balmoral was our nearest beach, only about 10 mins drive away.
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I do not much like Jeremy Clarkson, but I am with him here.
Still true over 6 years later.
It would be incredibly puzzling to see Greta Nut still being given msm platforms, were one unaware that she is merely a puppet of a transnational conspiracy, the agents of which are pulling the levers to make sure that the propaganda is constantly on TV etc.
Amusing to see affluent idiots like that porcine woman journalist (I remember seeing her commentating on TV years ago— she was constantly pumping out pseudo-“Conservative” and/or “austerity” propaganda during the David Cameron-Levita years) suffering a little by reason of her own virtue-signalling and/or lack of thought or preparation. England has too many of such silver-spoon scribblers. See also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleanor_Mills_(journalist).
The readers’ comments appended to that Daily Mail story are telling.
“£400M slashed from road repair budget” yet billions wasted on the regime of the Jew Zelensky, and so also on prolonging the war in Ukraine. Mad, but also stupid— our roads need repair. It is not a minor matter, but one that affects tens of millions of British people.
Very true. I raised the issue repeatedly when I had a Twitter account (before the Jew-Zionist lobby conspired to have me expelled in 2018); I believe I have blogged about it as well.
In socialist Poland in the 1980s, which I visited a few times, the population was divided, not only by those pro or anti the socialist government, but also, and in more immediately-practical ways, by those who had access to hard currency (mainly U.S. dollars, but also Deutschmarks etc) as against those who did not. Even a few dollars regularly made the difference between having the means to live semi-decently, as against having to struggle.
That’s the divide in the UK now, but with inheritance as the touchstone.
As can be seen from that map, the front is now essentially frozen, indeed literally, despite recent relatively minor advances by the forces of the Kiev regime.
What is more important is not shown on the map.
20% of the pre-2022 population of Ukraine is now living beyond the pre-2022 borders— in eastern, western and central Europe, and in Russia itself.
Ukraine now has a mainly non-functioning electricity-generating and distribution network.
Gas supplies, formerly supplied from Russia, have been halted.
Industry is mostly not in operation.
Agriculture, though continuing, cannot export most of its production.
The Kiev regime only fights on because it has become a complete NATO (NWO/ZOG) proxy, fuelled by shipments of arms, ammunition, petrol/diesel, medical supplies, clothing, other equipment and, of course, money, in vast amounts.
On the Russian side, the problems are different: indifferent military leadership, apparently-poor officership at all levels, low morale among troops, and apparent uncertainty within the high political leadership. Above all, no clear and expressed strategy in relation to ultimate war aims and how to achieve them.
In terms of presenting itself to the peoples of the West via public relations or propaganda, the Kiev regime has “played a blinder” from the start, meaning early 2022; the Russian effort in public relations has been wooden and ineffective by comparison.
“A care agency boss has described the NHS as “a joke” after a disabled man was forced to wait for 48 hours in A&E.
One of David Williams’ clients, who has severe epilepsy, had been taken to the Grange Hospital near Cwmbran, Torfaen, complaining of chest pain.
Mr Williams said he had to wait in a chair with no food for 36 hours.
Aneurin Bevan health board said delayed hospital discharges and winter viruses had led to longer waits at A&E.
Mr Williams, the responsible individual and director of Prestige Care Agency Services, said the NHS was a “failed system”.”
“I don’t think it was any fault of the hospital, I think it’s a fault with the system.”
He added: “There’s a fear of destroying the myth that the NHS is fantastic and the best in the world… I think it needs a fundamental shake up.”
The “safety first” mob have totally taken over, but not today or yesterday; years ago. Example: the hysterical tightening of laws by both Major and Blair, with the aim of all but removing firearm weapons from members of the public. Why? Because (in the whole of history in the UK) there were TWO gun massacres (Hungerford 1987, and Dunblane 1996), though in fact since the “gun laws” were tightened (and almost all privately-held handguns confiscated) there has been another such “spree killing”— in Cumbria in 2010.
1. “Dr” Louise Raw is far from being the brightest tool in the box, despite her supposed doctorate (said to be a Ph.D. based on one particular strike in London in 1888); 2. it raises the Twitter profile of Ms. Raw (and to her that is apparently important); 3. under GoFundMe rules, she can use any monies donated any way she wants, for political or even personal purposes, and the donor mugs will have no say in that.
Incidentally, Meghan Mulatta is not “black” but a half-caste (or “mixed race”, if you prefer). You don’t have to take it from me— look at the words of the Mulatta herself:
“She identifies as mixed race, often answering questions about her background with “My dad is Caucasian and my mom is African American. I’m half black and half white.””
At times over the past months, since I really began to look at her activity, I have thought that “Jack Monroe”, “Bootstrap Cook”, tries to “push the envelope” of outright fantasy/lies out of pure devilment, as if to say “I wonder how far I can go before those mugs twig?“, as with her Grenfell Tower “firefighter” fantasy (she did once, long before Grenfell, answer the telephones in some fire call centre, but in Essex, not London); then there was her “I am so poor that I have to boil soap to make shower gel” etc, followed by the implied subtext, “please send me —and my disabled child— money“.
Incredibly, as of time of writing, no less than 647 utter mugs are sending the “Bootstrap Cook” between £3.50 and £44 each and every month via the Patreon website. Thousands of pounds each month. In fact, 647 is an increase of 4 since yesterday; amazing when you know how “Jack Monroe” has been forensically exposed for months on Twitter.
Reading a few tweets, one realizes how dim many of the “Jack Monroe” supporters are. Interesting demographically, though. Few young people, and few of any age who are —in any sense— “poor”.
Christmas University Challenge
Once again a match between two teams of alumni (Balliol v. Hull). I thought semi-final, but I now see on Twitter that it was the final.
The winning team, Balliol, was this time no worse than me, though I should say no better. Overall, I think that I still got more than both teams together. I did OK, I think, if I myself say so; after all, there are 8 of them playing.
Whether it be called Christmas or Yuletide, the essence is the same.
No more wars within the European family and, now that Sovietism has perished under its own weight, no more wars with Russia or the Russian people.
[I made the same points on Christmas Eve last year, suspecting but not knowing that they would be even more urgently relevant in 2022].
On this day a year ago
Well, this week brings another victory over political journalist John Rentoul; he scored 4/10, but I trumped that with 6/10. I did not know the answers to questions 4, 6, 7, and 8.
Even were Ukraine (the Kiev regime) able to defeat Russian forces, decisively, in the field, which is unlikely, that result would only then lead to the use by Russia of tactical or even strategic nuclear weapons, or to the decision to use fleets of bombers to reduce Kiev to rubble. Putin cannot accept the loss of “captured” territory in the “Russian” areas of Ukraine (Crimea and the Donbass), whatever happens
Maybe. That does chime with Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, of course. A prophet, of sorts.
Typical of the Church of England in 2022— slab-faced lesbian priestesses preaching the gospel of “woke”. Time to disestablish this institution.
The layout seems to have changed overnight. No longer is there a “latest” (tweets) column, allowing one to peruse a timeline in sequence by subject. This is very poor, eroding much of the point of Twitter.
Clegg and his Spanish lawyer wife now live in one of the most expensive neighbourhoods in the USA, near San Francisco. He betrayed the British people before taking the Facebook shilling (in fact, millions) and fleeing to the United States.
Sean Penn needs a good kicking.
“Dr” Louise Raw crowdfund appeal
The kefuffle around the crowdfunder launched by “Dr” Louise Raw to (ostensibly) sue Jeremy Clarkson continues, with people not only saying that it is doomed on its own terms (for legal reasons, and as I pointed out a few days ago on the blog), but suggesting that the whole thing is a “grift” or near-(?) fraud by Louise Raw, something which I doubted when I wrote about it (if only because it seemed to me that it would be difficult to get away with a blatant fraud of that sort). Maybe I was too kind.
I had thought that Louise Raw would not want to taint her “militant” or pseudo-revolutionary image to her mug followers on Twitter by keeping some of the money for her own use. On the other hand, the said “woke” mug Twitter followers are usually pretty dim, as can be seen in some of their responses to the legal critique of this doomed attempt to sue Clarkson.
Come to that, look at the fundraiser promoted by Roanna Carleton-Taylor on behalf of “grifting” fake “historian” and “journalist”, Mike Stuchbery (along with some Paki-stani solicitor whose name I forget). They raised about £12,000, which as far as I know has never since seen the light of day.
Unless I discover otherwise, I shall believe that, on the balance of probabilities, those monies were split between “Roanna” and Stuchbery, with the solicitor getting a bit by way of “professional fees” (for doing almost nothing but sending one letter to Tommy Robinson). Certainly, no legal action was ever launched. About 800 “woke” mugs donated to that crowdfunder.
Stuchbery still has over 88,000 Twitter followers, though Roanna Carleton-Taylor has apparently withdrawn from online activism (I have no idea whether or not the police took an interest in her and/or her husband’s other activities, as claimed by some people). Anyway, there it is.
Then, of course, we have —what increasingly looks like— a continuing and outright “grift” by the so-called “Bootstrap Cook”, who calls herself “Jack Monroe”.
As of today, 643 mugs, donating regularly via Patreon, are closing their eyes to the very telling exposures of “Jack Monroe” which have appeared since, especially, August 2022; they are supplying her, in aggregate, with monies amounting to some sum between £2,300 and £30,000 each month. Maybe, at a pure guess, about £6,000 or so, monthly. Probably taxfree, too.
“Jack Monroe” also had a crowdfund appeal going from May 2022, ostensibly in order that she could sue MP Lee Anderson and political activist/commentator Martin Daubney. People donated, but (quelle surprise) the “defamation case” has never been initiated, and the monies donated have disappeared into what might be called the “Jack Monroe” lifestyle fund…
“Jack Monroe”, despite everything, not only still has that cadre of 643 utter mugs sending her money every month, but also has no fewer than 563,000 “followers” on Twitter.
Even that ridiculous West Indian woman who caused a fuss recently at Buckingham Palace, and who literally “cosplays” as a tribal African, not only managed to rip off £170,000 before people started to look into the affairs of her blacks-only “charity”, but also, tellingly, has since then managed to get hundreds of mugs to donate another £36,000 in order to help to buy “her charity” a house. Unglaublich!
In other words, those “grifters” have not at all been damaged by what some have been calling outright theft of donated monies, because they make the right sort of “politically correct” or “woke” noises.
Perhaps that is what will happen to Louise Raw’s crowdfunder, i.e. a small amount will go to a solicitor, and Counsel, in return for a nicely-written Advice advising that legal action against Clarkson is impossible, after which Louise Raw will (I speculate, of course) keep whatever is left, perhaps donating a thousand or so to a domestic violence charity (on the publicized record, for public show).
Louise Raw is notably reticent with some information, e.g. as to her own background, including where she studied for her “doctorate” (if any) and her first and Master’s degrees (if any). It may be that she never will give information as to where the bulk of the monies raised went (or shall we say “disappeared”?). All she would have to do, on that hypothesis, is to say that the monies went to suitable “good causes” and that the “good causes” “requested no publicity” or some such. “Jack Monroe” has tried that one in the past, and the mug donors just accepted it as true, so…
More tweets seen
The first tweet above of course refers to 1. The absurd Marlene-something-posing-as-African; 2. “Jack Monroe” (and her dog’s dinner “cooking”); 3. Dr. Julia Grace Patterson (was very briefly an NHS doctor, now lives off “grifting” and/or selling useless facemasks etc); 4. Either Louise Raw, or notorious fox-batterer Jolyon Maugham, the narcissistic New Zealand-educated barrister and “activist”, and his largely pointless “Good Law Project” (anyone who saw his lamentable ignorance on Christmas University Challenge recently might prefer to keep their money).
Incidentally, I just saw a few tweets by “Jack Monroe” about how hard it was for her (supposedly a recovering alcoholic) to find mince pies in the supermarket made without alcohol. Surely a quasi-professional cook would make her own, especially at Christmas? Oh, well, there it is.
Those refer to Louise Raw and her stupid (or maybe not so stupid, if indeed it is a “grift”) crowdfunder.
I was just trying to remember what were the best fees I myself ever got for one-off written Advices when I was at the Bar. I do not include advice given when I was a salaried lawyer overseas in the late 1990s (Kazakhstan, Caribbean, elsewhere), and provided to large companies such as Raytheon, because I was then charged out at about USD $400 an hour, but that money went to the law firm(s), not me personally.
I think that the best fees for basic written Advices that I myself ever had were somewhere in the region of (in the money of 15-30 years ago) somewhat short of a thousand pounds (you could/might double that to put it in the money of 2022), so fairly modest compared to Counsel in the best —or best-padded— chambers.
I do recall, when working in Charleston (South Carolina) in 2002, telephoning to London to ask the Clerk of one of the top company law chambers in Gray’s Inn as to how much a written Advice from one of their QCs would cost. The document in question was 17pp long, but the only important bit consisted of only two paragraphs, and on only one page. A few alternatives were offered, but the bottom line was— £4,000 to £5,000. Again, maybe you would have to increase that by 50% or even 100% today, but even so, the £15,000 appealed for by Louise Raw seems high, particularly in view of the non-commercial subject-matter.
“Wokes” such as “Dr” Louise Raw always claim to be speaking up etc for the people, but the said “wokes” seem to forget that they chose the losing side re. Brexit, in the 2017 and 2019 General Elections, the 2016 US Election etc. Not that I myself favour Trump or the “British” Conservative Party, or even mishandled Brexit, as such, but the “wokes” are in a Twitter (etc) echo chamber where they refuse to even listen to, or see, any views contrary to their own; indeed, they try to “deplatform” people, as do the Jew-Zionists. Louise Raw is a prime example of an “I’m not listening” “woke”. No wonder they always get things wrong.
Incidentally, Louise Raw is on Twitter as “@LouiseRawAuthor”. “Author“?Technically so, because she has had one (non-fiction) book published, a decade or so ago. Is that really enough, though, to validate a self-description as an “author“? Maybe in her world, just as it seems to be OK, in her world, or mind, to call herself “Doctor” based on a “doctorate” granted (if indeed she has one) on the basis of the same subject-matter as her sole book, a strike of match-factory girls in London in 1888.
We live in a Britain where a university (Oxford Brookes University, at one time Oxford Polytechnic) does not know the difference between “Principal” (which would be correct, in this case) and “Principle” (which is incorrect, in this case).
Britain’s fringe academia is now replete with closed-minded (and pretty ridiculous) people such as this Dr. Leander Reeves.
A “single parent on benefits” sending “Jack Monroe” her few spare pounds, while the “Bootstrap Cook” spends £1,500 pcm on rent, attends parties in her Tiffany earrings, and enjoys an income of several, and quite possibly many, thousands of pounds per month via mugs signed up on Patreon. Sad, but also infuriating; the sheer grifting exploitation of it.
When you read the tweets of the naive pro-“Jack Monroe” tweeters, you realize how it was that so many people were fooled by the likes of “Boris” Johnson. So many people are just poor naive saps. Having said that, many are wilful victims, actively unwilling to look beneath the surface, or listen. Same goes for those who support many other things at present, e.g. “Ukraine”, “Black Lives Matter”, the cross-Channel migration-invasion etc.
Turning to yet more pointless absurdity…
I examined this “Dr.” Louise Raw nonsense a couple of days ago.
Exactly. Many are just very very gullible.
Louise Raw’s doomed “legal action”, which will almost certainly never even see one day in court (because there is no obvious claimant and no obvious cause of action) can be added to the now-defunct fantasy “lawsuits” of other online poseurs, poseurs such as half-crazed “grifter” Mike Stuchbery, and the dishonest “Bootstrap Cook”, “Jack Monroe”.
In the past, I was willing to accept on the nod that Louise Raw has a “doctorate” (while making the point that she should not, thereby, call herself “Dr.“, and also making, impliedly, the point that “doctorates” are two-a-penny these days).
Now, I begin to wonder whether Ms. Raw actually even has a doctorate. She has consistently refused to say from where she got the doctorate, assuming that it exists.
Ms. Raw’s non-Twitter life seems to be obscure. I am wondering whether her whole persona is fake. We do not know. She has spoken under that name a few times over the past years on BBC Radio London, if that means anything.
Incidentally, I see that, out of the nearly £13,000 raised from (to date) 279 mugs by Louise Raw in her GoFundMe crowdfunder, no less than £7,500 has been donated by only two people (£8,500 by three).
[Update, same day: I forgot to mention the “Sistah Space” fraud of that West Indian woman, Marlene-something, who poses as a tribal African complete with a sort of faux-tribal costume. Literally “cosplaying”, in the contemporary phrase. She has ripped off £170,000 so far, and I see that hundreds of mugs are still donating to her crowdfund to buy a house for her (or, as she pretends, for black women —blacks only— fleeing domestic violence). £36,000+ so far].
Laura Towler of Patriotic Alternative, is now back on Twitter, the pre-Elon Musk repression having been overturned:
It proves that I was right, after a pack of Jews conspired to have my Twitter “account” “suspended” in 2018, to treat it as effectively an unappealable expulsion. I knew that there was no real “right of appeal”, so treated Twitter with the contempt it deserved.
Now we know that malicious cabals within Twitter were always twisting the narrative via expulsions, shadowbanning and other means. The good news is that many of them have now lost their jobs, and that people such as Laura Towler are back and tweeting truth again.
I myself am not a member of Patriotic Alternative (or anything else), but they are at least active.
[that apparently replaces the earlier crowdfunder].
Nicola Sturgeon’s Scotland is shaping up as a less cultured and far more depressing East Germany.
Another seemingly worthwhile one:
“The Harry Formerly Known As Prince” would be a total nobody without the inherited title and family money, yet he claims to be against privilege! The lack of self-awareness is truly stunning, as when he and Meghan Mulatta take a private jet from LA to New York and back solely so that the Mulatta can pick up a meaningless “award”.
All the same, the pair do pose an existential threat to the UK Royal Family, inasmuch as vast numbers of blacks, as well as white “wokes”, support them, and because the whole situation leads many to wonder why it is —or should be— that not only Harry but also William, Charles, and the whole caboodle, deserve any respect from the public.
Naive tweeter Lucy Nicholls seems to be unaware that “Jack Monroe” had nothing to do with the ONS matter, beyond trying to horn in on it and take credit: see the tweets by “Awfully Molly” and others.
…and here we have —again— Leander Reeves, fringe academic, supporting “Jack Monroe”, no matter what evidence against “Bootstrap Cook” is adduced. In fact, Ms. Reeves is quite wrong to say that the critics of the “Bootstrap Cook” are “mainly men“. Most (that I have seen on Twitter) are women, many of whom feel, or have been, cheated by “Jack Monroe”.
Imagine, though, sending someone such as “Jack Monroe” £250! In the Northern expression, “some people don’t know they’re born“!
Until recently, the Guardian was still promoting the “grifter”, and we have seen recently that the grocery trade paper, The Grocer, has been similarly unaware.
Britain has become a country where unreality has become the norm: “self-identification” of sex as some kind of “human right”, black/brown immigrants as mostly useful (which they are not), WW2 “gas chambers” as supposed historical fact (which they are not), Albanian economic migrants and/or criminals as “helpless refugees” (which they are not), and so on.
“That’s the basic story. I focused on lies about the vet and medical treatment, rather than the weird videos, monetised tribute, and other strange issues. Anyone who stumbles across this: Jack Monroe repeatedly lied about taking her disabled kitten to the vet. Despite being told “it’s not advised to do nothing”, she did nothing until the animal died. She is a fucking monster.
Note: compiling this post was not fun. But if Jack is lying about it over at Linda McCartney’s Insta, people should know the truth.“
[from discussion website “Tattle”]
Late tweets seen
The “West” (NWO/ZOG) wants, ideally, Russia to implode so that the clock can be wound back to around 1998, when Jewish exploiters robbed blind the Russian people, and Russia ceased to be a superpower. That is the NWO/ZOG preference.
Failing that, the plan is to create a moment just before a world (NATO-Russia) nuclear war, in the hope that top military and political Russians will topple Putin and sue for peace at any price with the “West” and the Kiev regime.
The Jew Zelensky and his cronies hoped, and still do, to create a situation in which NATO will “respond” to a Russian attack or a false-flag attack, thus bringing in NATO on the “Ukrainian” (Kiev regime) side.
The danger of course is that there will be uncontrollable escalation. Already we have seen that humanitarian and some limited military aid has moved on to the provision of Patriot and other missiles, tanks, long-range artillery etc. Now, Zelensky wants longer-range missiles. Where does that end?
Time for the USA and other states to row back on military aid (and the tens of millions of pounds/dollars in cash apparently being provided).
The USA is hugely more powerful than Russia now, but were 100 or 1,000 Russian missiles to strike the 50-100 largest American cities, the USA would be finished for a century, maybe two centuries.
As I have blogged previously, had anyone told me in the past (up to about 2010 or even 2020) that Australia, the white/European “Lucky Country” where I was once at school for 2-3 years (late 1960s) was developing into a multikulti bio-security police state, I would have laughed… (on the other hand, look where the UK has gone in the past 50 years).
There is only one solution for the UK; not Faragist-type nonsense populism, but real social-national upsurge, to remove, to cut out, both the symptoms of the disease and its causes.
Christmas University Challenge
This evening, Hull University v. West of England University (“UWE”— at one time, Bristol Poly).
The two teams of alumni were not much good, though I thought that Hull (whose team won easily) was a slight cut above the other teams seen in recent days. Though I still think that I did at least as well as the winning team, I was lost on some of the mathematical and scientific questions (and, of course, popular music). On the other hand, so were most of the contestants.
I have to say that I was shocked at the ignorance of the UWE team, who could not even get the name of the US President in office in 1957 (Eisenhower), despite two of the team having reported for the BBC and (I think) Channel 4 for years. Unbelievable.
Stuchbery and Roanna Carleton-Taylor, with a “one man” “law firm” (a Pakistani solicitor in some closed-down Northern mill town), managed to raise about £12,000 from about 700 mugs.
Tommy Robinson never was sued by them (as I repeatedly predicted from the start), and the £12,000 “seems” to have vanished without trace, as far as I can see. Certainly, it was never used for the purpose the 700 “mugs” thought intended.
Incidentally, Louise Raw tweeted in support of that Stuchbery crowdfunder, and against me. What can one say? “Grifters United”?
Also incidentally, Stuchbery threatened to sue me too, a number of times. I was unworried, and blogged about how the crazy bastard was a “man of straw“, as indeed he is. He also threatened to sue (or, in his language, “clean out“) a number of others who noted in tweets Stuchbery’s constant “grifting” etc; even a number of stray Danes!
So was it a two-way split? Did the Pakistani solicitor lose out? I doubt it.
More tweets seen
Don’t forget how “Jack Monroe” claimed that she turned up at the Grenfell Tower fire scene and was “waved through” the police cordon because, er, she once answered the telephone at an Essex fire station or call centre…
You only have to see what some of the Twitter mugs supporting such as “Jack Monroe” tweet (though some are pretty clearly fake or “sock” accounts actually run by the “Bootstrap Cook” herself), or Louise Raw, or Mike Stuchbery (etc), to understand that they do not know their **** from their elbow. Their understanding of politics, law etc is very obviously on a rudimentary level.
Hard to know who to despise more…”Conservative” MPs who think that peanuts State benefits are more than enough to live on (so long as you iron last year’s Christmas wrapping paper) or the “Jack Monroe” type, making a living out of tweeting or writing rubbish “moneysaving” tips etc while (in her case) “grifting” a pretty good living by reason of 643 mugs each sending her £3.50-£44.00 per month via Patreon.
Incidentally, that deadhead MP, Rebecca Pow, suggests how to save a few pennies by re-using wrapping paper, but fails to say where the presents themselves come from! How do you magically create the presents, or the money with which to buy them? Or should they be small wooden animals carved out by the poverty-stricken over long evenings lit by the light of a single candle, as in the less strict Soviet labour camps?
“Pow received criticism for stating during the 2017 Budget debate that people in Taunton have “thousands of extra pounds in their pockets”. This was disputed by many of her constituents.“
“In May 2019, it was alleged that Pow had falsely claimed parliamentary expenses through means of an ‘accommodation uplift’ for her children that she was not entitled to.“
Another safe-seat MP petty fraudster and freeloader, in short.
I never met the (now-deceased) author, but was very slightly acquainted with his (also now-deceased) father in the 1980s. The author’s grandfather was the famous composer, Sergei Prokofiev [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergei_Prokofiev].
In Malaysia, it is a tradition that those who can, go to London to study law, and they have a particular affection for Lincoln’s Inn (my old Inn, at which though, thanks to the Jew-Zionist lobby, I am now effectively persona non grata).
Many of the Chinese names read out in that vlog are probably from Singapore, Hong Kong, or Malaysia, where the legal system is a derivation from the English.
Having said that, it is disturbing that there are so few English names. It may be, in part, because most of the English students pass the exams and then are Called to the Bar in the Trinity Term (Summer), rather than the Michaelmas Term (Autumn).
I have to admit that, while I saw some very low-quality black and brown barristers when I was practising at the Bar in the early/mid 1990s and then again in 2002-2008, I also saw some pretty rock-bottom English ones.
I do agree with the vlogger, though, that all barristers who are practising in chambers in England should be English or (real) British.
Most of the push for censorship and repression comes from the Jew-Zionist lobby.
I favour the “free at point of use” principle of the NHS, but it is becoming increasingly clear that the NHS is just not fulfilling its proper role. It is no answer just to say that more money is needed. More money may well be needed, but the whole thing has become a bureaucratic mess which is delivering poorer and poorer outcomes.
The “panicdemic” and, overall, all the nonsense which the NHS espoused (the facemask nonsense being just one) has broken something in the connection of the people with the NHS.
Hollywood is another Augean Stables, which should be cleansed, no matter what.
I did not know anything much about Sean Penn until today, when I read a bit about him. Needs a good kicking. Horrible bastard, it seems. I was also unaware, until today, that he is a half-Jew.
The war would have ended some time ago without the huge arms shipments (and transfers of cash) from USA, UK etc to the Kiev regime.
The items referrred to are those that Americans call “potbellied stoves”.
The Russian side is probably looking now at a stable front during the cold weather, assuming that it becomes really cold, with renewed advances in summer 2023.
While the strategic view is superficially not good for the Russian side (most of Ukraine as a whole remaining controlled by the Kiev regime, and most of eastern Ukraine too), the fact is that Ukraine is on life support. The electrical power system is being reduced to rubble, industry is almost at a standstill, something like 10%-20% of the population has fled, and both the armed forces and civilians are being kept going by the vast influx of aid from Western states, NGOs, and private charity.
Russia continues to control most of the coastal areas of the Sea of Azov and Black Sea, as well as Crimea, and most of the Donbass region.
As blogged some time ago, Russia needs to cut the Gordian Knot of this bogged-down attritional battle/war in the southeast of Ukraine. It has started by applying “oblique warfare”, mainly by reducing the electrical power system throughout the whole of Ukraine, but that alone will not achieve a breakthrough. Kiev remains the main target. Somehow, Kiev has to be taken, something which would have been not too difficult 8 or 9 months ago, but is far harder to accomplish today.
The alternative is a peace treaty, or at least a ceasefire, but the Kiev-regime side will not agree one without a withdrawal of all Russian forces, as well as delivering the (almost all Russian) population of Crimea into the hands of the Ukrainian/Kiev side. Impossible.
There may be an escalation in 2023 by the Russian side, something on a large scale.
More tweets seen
As the above tweets imply, it will be interesting to see how many “socially progressive” (in their own little minds) mugs send money to “Dr” Louise Raw in order, supposedly, to sue msm loudmouth Jeremy Clarkson and others.
Actually, I have just clicked the GoFundMe link posted by “Dr” Raw: in less than a day, she has raised nearly £6,000 of her £15,000 goal, from no less than —at time of writing— 125 utter mugs.
As the first tweeter, Barbara Rich, above, tweets, it is hard to see what could be the cause of action. Clarkson’s comments in the Sun “newspaper”, impolite though they were, do not amount to defamation (if I recall them aright), but are “mere vulgar insult”— not actionable. As to those remarks being “hate speech“, well that is not, in itself, actionable, and is also very much “in the eye of the beholder“, so to speak:
There is no cause of action here recognized by law, and not even (moving to the criminal realm) incitement. It is very doubtful that anyone would really be incited to chuck poo at Meghan Mulatta or to drag her through the streets (even were she in the UK, and even if she had no bodyguard force to protect her).
Most British people do at least distrust the Mulatta, and also despise both her and the “Harry Formerly Known As Prince”, but Clarkson’s remarks not only do not but could not amount to incitement of any kind.
As to lack of an identifiable claimant (“plaintiff”, as was)— that too. “Dr” Raw has no locus standi; who does? Only the Mulatta herself, were she foolish enough to get involved in “Dr” Raw’s hopeless idea.
I see that the GoFundMe says that “Although the legal route is expensive, I have received a lot of support already and have a team of lawyers who have agreed to review the case.“
Note “review the case“.
Of course. It is an easy few thousand pounds for any barrister or solicitor (perhaps a cynical one) who can see that there is no chance, but who will provide an erudite and beautifully-printed Opinion or Advice saying (with much citing of case precedents, statutes, and obiter dicta) that the claimant (if there is any claimant as such) has no case.
When I was a practising barrister, I not infrequently had to (try to) save potential claimants from themselves by formally/informally telling them that they would be wasting their money. Sometimes they listened, sometimes they did not (would not). Sometimes people simply insist on going to law.
I found that there was no possibility of being able to take the matter to the House of Lords, and spent a couple of days writing a detailed Advice to that effect. That resulted in the potential claimant (already declared a “vexatious litigant” by the Court of Appeal) storming into my London chambers, storming past the Clerk and others, and demanding that I explain (again) why he could not take his —in any event, hopeless— case to the House of Lords. A colleague who was there was so concerned (that I might be assaulted by this large, heavily-bearded, and very angry, man) that he volunteered to help me elucidate the issues to the furious would-be litigant (who, after 20 minutes or so, stormed out and off).
There were several similar though less incipiently-violent incidents with other clients unable to accept reality. I expect that many barristers have had similar experiences.
Incidentally, the reason I call Louise Raw (who has more than once tweeted very silly things about me) “Dr“, in quotation marks, is that (as I have already blogged about in the past), in England, it has always been accepted that the title “Doctor” should not be used as a title by people who have simply had a doctorate, such as a Ph.D, granted to them after having spent a year on some course or other, and (presumably) written a thesis.
The title “Dr” should, as a general rule, only be used by bona fide academics, bona fide scientists attached to recognized institutes, persons in holy orders, or by medical doctors (in fact, medical doctors often do not actually have a doctorate— the “Dr.” is simply a courtesy title in their case).
There is no law about all that, it is simply custom; it is considered infra dig in England to use the title, usually. In Germany etc, no such custom exists. Thus Joseph Goebbels was “Dr. Goebbels” because he had a doctorate in Philology from Heidelberg [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Goebbels].
I have no idea from what university “Dr” Raw got her doctorate, which was apparently based around her thesis about the strike, in 1888, by women employees at the Bryant & May match factory in East London. “Dr” Raw has always been rather reticent about where she studied (though I have no reason to doubt that she has a “doctorate”).
Likewise, I have no reason to suppose that “Dr” Raw intends to keep for her own use the monies raised by her GoFundMe appeal. It does occur to me, though, that the appeal raises her (?) faded political profile on Twitter. Perhaps that is her motivation, or part of it.
I might add that some MPs and others, meaning some (other) odd types seen on Twitter, also misuse the “Doctor” title.
Late tweets seen
Hard to believe that the editor of a major trade publication could be so unaware.
Christmas University Challenge
As on previous occasions, I have to say that I scored far better than the teams of alumni (Durham and York) this evening, all or almost all of whom were possessed of professorial status (if not knowledge— at least outside their narrow, mostly scientific, specialisms).
A few tweets make the point:
Very true. Tends to be, or so I was once told, the place for people who wanted to go to Oxford or Cambridge but were rejected. I once, in the late 1980s, met an entirely ridiculous man at a dinner party in Blackheath. I was at the Inns of Court School of Law at the time, belatedly; he was a barrister, possibly already QC. No doubt competent in the law, but otherwise a complete idiot. Durham graduate. Later, he was not only QC but also a Recorder in England and, I believe, a civil/commercial judge in Hong Kong, among other things. I believe from what my then girlfriend told me that his family were prominent in the (English) Civil War. Is that typical of Durham University? I do not know.
I see from Twitter that I am not alone in finding the teams on Christmas University Challenge egregiously ignorant. This evening, one team did not know the (old-style calendar) month of the Bolsheviks’ 1917 Revolution (i.e. October Revolution); they, or the other team, also not only missed the Second Symphony of Shostakovitch but (one of them) thought that Tchaikovsky had written it! In 1927!
Another fairly easy question that seemed to puzzle the teams was the name of a famous “female Anglo-Iraqi architect” (Zaha Hadid, now deceased). I mean, how many can there be? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zaha_Hadid.