A poor week for me, in that I was beaten by political journalist John Rentoul, who only scores higher than me in about one in twenty such quizzes; he scored 7/10, whereas I scored only 6/10. I did not know the answers to questions 7, 8, 9, and 10 (and I admit that I guessed no.5, though it was sort-of an educated guess).
Do not forget “the men behind the wire”…
Re. that second poll, for me it means that 10% of the UK population are direct enemies of our country and people, that 27% are non-Brits and/or enemies and/or completely stupid, that 13% are stupid or totally unaware or blind to what is happening all around them, but that about 49% or 50%, half of the entire population, are aware and perhaps angry. What matters, though, is just how angry.
…or to put it another way, a near-plurality of voters think that both Sunak and Starmer are both incompetent and dishonest. I wonder why they might think that?
…and the present Waitrose situation is by reason of “a massive IT failure” at their head office in Bracknell (i.e. nothing to do with Brexit), or so I overheard this morning when getting a few “necessary” items (lottery tickets, kefir, pineapple juice, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean antipasti, Charentes croissants etc). Waitrose gave me a £5 voucher for next time.
I have noticed, in the past couple of years especially, a general lessening of choice, though, but not only at Waitrose. To my mind, UK supermarkets actually had a better selection of goods in 1988…
The System was pushing hard for David Miliband in 2010. A complete System drone, who failed to take over the Labour Party, and then went to the USA thereafter to make a very large salary (now over USD $1M a year) to head “International Rescue”, an NGO with assets of hundreds of millions of dollars: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Rescue_Committee#Finances.
A million pounds or more per year, maybe even two million, if his speaking fees and other “earners” are included.
He belongs to the Trilateral Commission as well:
“Membership in the Trilateral Commission is highly selective and by invitation only; as of 2021, there were roughly 400 members, including leading figures in politics, business, media, and academia. Each country within the three regions is assigned a quota of members reflecting its relative political and economic strength. The organization represents influential commercial and political interests that share a commitment to private enterprise and trade, multilateralism, and global governance; this has subjected it to criticism for elitism.”
Looking at Twitter today in relation to mass immigration and the migration-invasion, it struck me just how many outright traitors and enemies there are in this country. Twitter is of course perverse, and is far worse than the country as a whole. Still, down the road, harsh measures will be inevitable.
“Conservative backbenchers fear they will be punished at the ballot box after net migration figures reached 606,000, the highest level ever recorded.”
The problem is, of course, that “Labour” and “Conservatives” (and LibDems etc) are all signed up, in reality, to the Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan to create an entirely mixed-race population throughout Europe.
Where can voters go? Nowhere. The whole political system is a sham.
“A former Google CEO has warned that artificial intelligence be used to kill people in the future.
Eric Schmidt – who spent two decades at the helm of the search giant, told a gathering of senior executives Wednesday that he believes AI presents an ‘existential risk’ for humanity ‘defined as many, many, many, many people harmed or killed.’“
“A Turkish-born artist who had relocated to New York six years ago was tragically paralysed from the neck down after allegedly being forcefully shoved into a moving subway train.
Kamal Semrade, a 39-year-old man, has been charged with second-degree attempted murder and other crimes in relation to the assault that took place at a subway station in Manhattan’s Upper East Side on Sunday.“
A horrible crime. I myself occasionally used to use that line, the Lexington Avenue local, 30+ years ago, when going from Midtown (usually) to my former brother-in-law’s apartment on E.95th Street. The line is supposed to be the safest in New York, but we none of us know our Fate until it happens.
“The US nuclear missiles malfunctioned which, to this day, officials have been unable to explain as the former captain believes the “reddish-orange” object that headed towards them was a “UFO attack.”
He revealed the terrifying incident caused the missiles to deactivate which led to an investigation by the US Air Force.“
I am inclined to think that such UFOs are controlled by some more advanced race trying to save humanity from widespread nuclear war. There was at least one incident recently over the Black Sea.
What a contrast to the semi-educated and uncultured cretins we have in the UK, for example, in both Government and (so-called) Opposition.
That is also my view. At least, that Ukraine as it has been drawn for the past 50-100 years will be divided at the Dnieper. To the east, Russian or Russian-allied territory and, west of the Dnieper, territory that might become a Ukrainian rump state.
Ha ha! I liked that phrase about an Essex town/suburb (30 years ago)— “Welcome to Loughton, the town immigration forgot“!
Jesus H. Christ! That fraud (“Jack Monroe”) is invited onto BBC Question Time?! More proof of the existence of some kind of LGBTQXYZ pseudo-liberal mafia at the BBC, and in the UK msm generally.
Looks as if Realpolitik is gaining ground in Washington. There is the point that demented Biden will probably be replaced by a President who will take away Zelensky’s ricebowl in a couple of years.
I am against war, particularly nuclear war, but there is no doubt that even one nuclear missile detonating on or above each of the USA’s most significant 50 or 100 cities would stop America in its tracks for a century, at least. It would also eliminate the Jew-Zionist lobby there, which is concentrated in the urban centres of the USA— New York, LA etc, the centres of the financial, banking, TV, and film industries, among others.
As said, I certainly do not advocate that, and it can be avoided, if the USA stops supporting the Kiev regime.
It is not, for me, a question of “hating” non-whites, but of providing a platform for the evolution of consciousness, for the eventual development of what might be called a “super-race”, in the sense of a people whose capacities would be seen by us, today, as “superhuman”.
Only the European people, speaking ethnically, can provide that platform and foundation for the later development. That is why we must oppose importation of non-whites into Europe, not because we “hate” them as such but because, primarily, their presence in Europe makes more likely a mixed-race population, which would make further evolution impossible.
I have been proposing the creation of such a community-web for many years. You can find my ideas about this using the search box on this blog, under “safe zones“.
Mirabile dictu! It may well be the first time I have found myself in agreement with “Dr” Louise Raw.
Except that this has probably not come from Jeremy Vine himself. It may be a kite flown by someone in the Starmer-Labour, Rachel Reeves camp. As in “would it be a votewinner to resurrect the policy of baiting and harassment of the disabled etc done by David Cameron-Levita-Schlumberger, George Osborne, and Iain “Dunce” Duncan Smith?“
Or of the Gordon Brown government, for that matter (after all, James Purnell and Alistair Darling brought in the measures later intensified by the Conservatives, and they brought in the useless and dishonest ATOS shambles as well).
Meaning domestic commercial flights. The likes of Branson, The Harry Formerly Known as Prince, Meghan Mulatta, Rishi Sunak the Indian money-juggler etc will fly private charter or in their own aircraft…
I am still waiting for one Canadian hero to step forward…
As I have blogged previously many times, we are here looking at an attempt to capture the global Zeitgeist in the years 2022-2055.
You can easily see how much the world has changed, and mostly not for the better, in the ~18 months since 2021. 2022 was a turnkey year, as were, in the past, 1989, 1956, 1923 etc.
Such attempts by the so-called “Wise Men of the West” are not always completely successful, but they press forward with their materializing agenda regardless.
News that seems to bring new hope for those with conditions involving paralysis.
Solar power brings many exciting prospects.
Good to see that donations continue to trickle in. I sent “Sven Longshanks” a book via Amazon a week ago, but that delivery failed, presumably because that prison (as some others also) will not, for some reason, accept Amazon deliveries. The problem cannot have been the book itself, which was scarcely contentious in its title or content (Tacitus, Annals of the Roman Empire: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annals_(Tacitus)).
“Antifa” groupie and online “grifter”, “Dr.” Louise Raw, tweeted that she had tried to complain to the crowdfunding site about the appeal for “Sven Longshanks”, and incited others to follow her lead. What a horrible and narrow little creature she is.
The Israelis must be getting afraid.
I feel sorry for them. They are merely the dupes of Zelensky’s Zionist regime in Kiev.
I expect that they will be exchanged sooner or later, and then be able to return to their families.
Poland is subsidized by the EU (I was there several times in the late 1980s, and remember how poor it was in its socialist and pre-EU days), so the value sent by Poland ultimately came from the taxpayers of Germany, France, Netherlands etc.
How long before a ground-to-air missile supplied to “Ukraine” (Kiev regime), then sold on, is used by terrorists at Heathrow or Paris CDG?
As Hegel theorized, apparently opposed streams in history tend to result, ultimately, in a new and combined stream— Thesis-Antithesis-Synthesis.
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Quite. The untermensch should simply be eliminated, and “Sven Longshanks” released.
“A woman guilty of defrauding Hillingdon Council out of hundreds of thousands of pounds and using a false identity to get council housing has finally been evicted. Hillingdon Council says it is currently tackling over 100 cases of potential housing fraud as it announced the successful conviction and eviction of the long-term fraudster, who lived in an Uxbridge home for nearly 20 years.
The woman, a Bangladeshi national who’d entered the UK in 1993 on a stolen identity by using someone else’s passport claimed the house in August 2003 after presenting as homeless, Uxbridge County Court heard.“
Multiply that (not necessarily the outright fraud but the background situation) by millions and you see where most of the “housing crisis” comes from. Maybe not the only factor, but overwhelmingly the main factor.
Every year, a million unwanted immigrants and/or migrant-invaders arrive in the UK. A couple of hundred thousand British people leave. It means that, everyday, there are about 2,200 more people in the UK by reason of mass immigration alone. Add to that births to previous immigrants.
“A serving Met Police officer has been dismissed after he bought drugs and attended parties where drugs were present and openly being taken. Detective Inspector Warren Arter of the Met’s South East Command had also offered to provide a third party with drugs between 2016 and October 2018.
A misconduct hearing heard that he had failed to take action or report a man who he knew was providing drugs to a woman in exchange for sex. The offences had taken place while he was off-duty.“
…and then you have those, right down to police constable level, who sneak around, looking at social media and blog posts, and acting like a poundland KGB (usually at the behest of the Jewish/Zionist/Israel lobby).
Useless and worse than useless.
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He has more than one good point.
Sweden should stay independent and non-aligned.
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It is pretty clear that Russia will now have to do what it should have done in the first week— conquer Kiev, eliminate the Zelensky regime, and take over all Ukrainian territory east of the Dnieper.
Well, this week I again managed to beat political journalist John Rentoul. I scored 6/10 as against his self-awarded five and a half. I did not know the answers to questions 3, 6, 7, and 10. I just missed the last one, thinking that it might be the cassowary [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassowary] (which can reach well over 6 feet in height). Apparently, though, that is only the third or fourth tallest bird.
On the main Maida Vale avenue just around the corner from my one-time address in Little Venice.
Very true. So many people are misled by that kind of “Mrs Thatcher housewife’s shopping basket” economics. One would have thought that John Rentoul would know better, or is he just (as in days of Blair) parrotting the “centrist” Labour Party line?
The Shard is an absolutely horrible building, aesthetically. Completely wrong in shape and size for its location.
As a former barrister (wrongfully and unlawfully disbarred in 2016 and not in actual Bar practice since 2008), I have applied a little thought to such questions.
My view is that sentencing has become absurd in the UK. While many defendants are certainly not given sufficient —or any— time in incarceration, despite having been convicted of very unpleasant offences, including crimes of very considerable violence, there is at the same time routine over-sentencing.
Many defendants are sentenced to, say, 5 years (for whatever), when 4 or 3 would be more than adequate (and, in terms of actual punishment, about the same).
At the same time, there are quite a few people incarcerated for no good reason at all, as in the recent free speech case of “Sven Longshanks” (James Allchurch), sentenced to 2.5 years for supposedly “inciting racial hatred” (he was convicted on 10 out of 15 charges). He will be in prison, probably, until 2024. Political “crime” in our “free country” (as was).
If Britain were not importing 700,000+ (mostly) non-whites every year, we should not have a “housing crisis” of any significance.
The term “Green Belt” just sets a marker that is universally understood or accepted, like the white lines in the middle of a highway.
I am not going to do an entire study of this one, but take a look at the Wikipedia entry: mixed Indian heritage; failed, at an early stage, to continue with a law degree, despite having been, in part, privately educated; seems to be a lesbian or something similar; “elected” (selected) as MP at age 23; took “several months” off from her MP duties in 2021; “celebrated” the attacks on statues of English historical figures.
Another deadhead MP.
An example of her views:
Mirabile dictu! Seems that Esther McVey has actually said something with which I can agree.
If it turns out that the Russian air force or ground forces cannot deal with the increasing influx of sophisticated weapons systems being supplied to the Kiev regime, the end result may be that the Russian leadership will decide to destroy both the bases of those aircraft and also any nearby urban areas.
As previously blogged, it should never have come to this. The invasion should have and could have been essentially over within a week, with Kiev taken, and Zelensky’s cabal eliminated or driven into exile.
“Waul has 50 previous convictions relating to 123 offences going back to 2001.”
The “enrichment” and “diversity” continues…
Concentration camp or execution.
Looks like it is in the UK. Human? I say “humanoid”, at best.
What always strikes me about the Israeli police response to any incident is how swift it is. Not one, but several, and often many, police, security agents, soldiers etc are on the scene quickly, usually in seconds, at least in the Old City of Jerusalem or in the central parts of Tel Aviv. Reminiscent of the quick reaction of the militia in Moscow in Soviet times, if there were any sort of public disorder. The Israelis must have huge numbers of police personnel.
In a well-known and probably (?) apocryphal saying, Lenin is supposed to have opined that “in order to destroy a nation, first destroy its currency“. I suppose that he could not have foreseen the possibility that a nation’s integrity, credibility, and soul could be destroyed by migration-invasion, an invasion not through feat of arms, but through the moral weakness and/or self-hate of the people of the invaded country itself (whipped up, as usual, by “them”, the “you know who” element). He would not have believed it possible.
I have blogged briefly about that silly “ho”, Clare Moseley, in the past. Like so many English people, perhaps especially women, who attach themselves to “anti-racist”-type causes (“refugees welcome”, anti-apartheid etc), intellect is limited, emotionalism uncontrolled, hypocrisy common, and both knowledge and experience of the subject-matter usually absent.
They usually have mental health “issues” as well. See also:
There is nothing wrong with being “antisemitic” anyway, and in the UK it is not a crime, despite what many ignorant Twitter types often tweet.
Looks as if “the musicians” are about to complete their performance in that area. музыканты хорошо играют…
What Russia lacks is a real ideology that goes beyond mere Great-Russian nationalism.
We know what will probably have to happen in the end, but if we print it, or say it publicly, we face prosecution on some kind of faked-up toytown police-state basis.
I have blogged quite a bit about “Jack Monroe” over the past 8 months.
“Jack Monroe” has been defrauding or otherwise cheating the public for at least a decade.
As I predicted (on the blog) would happen or, rather, not happen, there never was a libel case launched or even formally started against Lee Anderson or Martin Daubney.
Mark Lewis, the Israel-based Jewish lawyer once retained by “Jack Monroe” in another (rather simple) matter years ago, has not even emerged from his kennel in relation to the Lee Anderson non-case.
In other words, crazed “Monroe” simply made up the “libel case” and used it as yet another opportunity to extract money from mugs such as “@jdpoc” (see below).
Incidentally, Dan Wootton calls “Jack Monroe” a “celebrity chef”. Too kind. She is scarcely even a cook, let alone a “chef”. Her food mostly looks like a dog’s dinner and, from what I have read, largely consists of pasta with a bit of cheap sauce on it. She has never been trained as a “chef” or even a cook, as is abundantly obvious from the photos and recipes she used to post online.
“Celebrity”? I suppose, though only in a very minor way, and years ago. She is now pretty irrelevant, and real chefs now offer real budget food online, or in the Press.
The sort of people who regard “Jack Monroe” as a positive force rather than a lying “grifter” are the same sort that used to enthuse, desperately, about the Big Issue being a “really good magazine” rather than just a virtue-signalling bore that people (including me) might buy just as an act of charity.
That “John O’Connell”/”@jdpoc” tweeter is yet another professed “antifascist” with (admitted) mental problems. The idiot used to tweet occasionally, with one or two similarly-“odd” others, against me.
I find it puzzling that, even now, some of the more stupid or “woke” scribblers in the msm continue to promote lying “grifter”/fraud “Jack Monroe”. I also find it odd that the police have not investigated her (as far as I know) for criminal fraud. A black woman is facing trial at Bristol for, allegedly, having crowdfunded for a legal case which never happened, and she having then, or so it is alleged, kept the money for herself
Why is the black woman on trial, but Greek Cypriot sort-of “white” woman, “Jack Monroe” (b. Melissa Hadjicostas) is not? Is it “cos the Bristol woman is black“, in the adapted words of “Ali G”? Or is it because “Jack” has so many “woke” and/or LGBTQXYZ friends in the mainstream media?
Almost everything about “Jack Monroe” is fake: her biography (as recounted by herself), her background, her circumstances, her food, her way of life, her “grifting” and moneygrubbing, you name it…
EU economic sanctions mean that Russia cannot import food products from the EU. Result? Russia simply and quite easily produces the foodstuffs itself. Check.
Exactly. As I have blogged previously, Russia, with its huge landmass (72x the size of the UK), diverse climatic zones, and scientific capabilities, can easily create an autarky.
I have no idea whether the above details are correct. If they are, persons wishing to help “Sven Longshanks” (James Allchurch) out a little can send him money, using the official channel: https://www.gov.uk/send-prisoner-money.
The same details, if accurate, can be used to send cards, letters or books to “Sven Longshanks”. The address of that prison is:
HMP Swansea 200 Oystermouth Road Swansea SA1 3SR.
I shall be looking for confirmation of the contact details on Twitter.
n.b. Books sent to UK prisons should be paperback only, new, not used, and shipped from suppliers such as Amazon (but different prisons have different policies; some accept Amazon, some do not; if an Amazon delivery cannot be completed, you will be credited with the money after a week or two).
Israel as a state was founded on ethnic cleansing, theft, outright murder etc. “They” always try to pose as “victims”, even while committing criminal acts. Not only in the Middle East, either.
The real hard-line Jews now often tend to be those who, while loudly supportive of Zionism and Israel, do not want to live there. A holiday in Tel Aviv once a year is enough for them, rather like the pilgrimage to Mecca of many Muslims (though the analogy is hardly exact— most Muslims would not be allowed to live in Saudi Arabia anyway, and their religion does not have that as its ideal).
The screeching Jew-Zionist fanatics of London, New York and elsewhere mostly obsess about “antisemitism” on Twitter, or on blogs such as mine, rather than going to “settle” in Israel/Palestine.
In the old saying, “old sins cast long shadows“.
Not very long ago, the malicious “Campaign Against Antisemitism” in the UK was given over £600,000 by wealthy Jews, many donating anonymously. From where did that money originate? I do not know. The evil “CAA” cabal is now using that money to attack free speech in the UK. Their methods are sometimes called “lawfare”, i.e. the abuse of law, the police, the CPS, and the justice system generally for malicious and/or political motives.
“Clarke-Smith was born in Clifton, Nottingham in 1980. He grew up on a council estate in Nottingham and was the first member of his family to go to university, studying politics at Nottingham Trent University and later gaining a PGCE in religious education. He became a teacher at an International School in Romania.”
So below mediocre, really…
I think that the MP for Bassetlaw will be an MP for not much longer. He will then have to return to teaching, if anyone will give him a job (or he can live off the earnings of his Romanian wife, an NHS doctor, apparently).
In the old German saying, “put a beggar on a horse and he will ride it to death“…
Hancock deserves a good kicking, for several reasons.
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Russia must race ahead to create as much of an autarky as is convenient in a short time.
The “musicians” play on through the night…
The more the USA, UK, other NATO states ratchet up the war by providing ever-more powerful weapons systems to the Kiev regime, the more likely it is that cold logic will eventually dictate that the Russian side will simply flatten the major cities of Ukraine and the bases and airfields from which such planes fly.
If Sweden were ever hit by a nuclear missile, say on Stockholm, that would be the end of Sweden, as a state of even marginal importance, for a century or more. Having said that, the way Sweden is going demographically, a nuclear strike on Stockholm just might result in no deaths of (real) Swedish people at all!
I like that! Looks really useful.
Can you believe that that cretin was ever a British Cabinet Minister? He comes across as the very personification of a mid-life crisis. Or possibly as a parody of one, on a TV comedy sketch show.
It is tragic. I was just thinking about where the UK would be, in what state, had it not been swamped by waves of mass immigration and births to immigrant mothers. There have been other factors too, but the one that stands out is the demographic change since the 1960s.
It is true that white British people still comprise about 80% of the UK population, but the change has still been huge. Particularly so since the 1970s/1980s. A tipping-point was reached, sometime in the past 30 years or so, since when Britain has degenerated in most respects quite swiftly.
Even in the 1970s (which I well remember, having been born in 1956) Britain had so many paths open before it. The Second World War and its effects were receding into history, the standard of housing was improving, and the cultural life was lively. The Welfare State was generally improving the lives of millions, and there were improvements in areas such as educational access, pensions, disability benefits and services etc.
Now, in the past few decades, one feels that the world has shrunk, Britain has shrunk, and the possibilities open to British people (especially the “young”, say <30 years old) have also shrunk, and shrunk accordingly.
Look at housing. The pressures of mass immigration, births to non-Brits, commercial speculation, and lack of vision, have combined to create, over large areas of the country, huge tracts of “boxes for people”, without sufficient garden space, road access, or service areas (shops, libraries, parks etc).
There is a pervasive sense of the population being almost entombed alive in their inadequate —and increasingly inadequate— housing.
The “revenge evictions” and “no-fault evictions” by residential landlords have become a scandal, millions of people are living in poorly-repaired, poorly-maintained, homes, and the governments of the past couple of decades have done nothing to change that. Indeed, they have made it all worse.
Britain is going back in some respects to the socio-economic conditions of the era before the mid-Victorian age, in that what mattered then —and increasingly now— is how much capital was (or is) bequeathed to people from parents etc. Jobs or positions held were secondary.
Today, we have a society in which young people have to borrow large amounts just to go to a (so-called) university, and it is no argument to say that most will never have to pay it back, because the precondition for non-repayment is that the ex-student will never have a sufficiently high income to trigger repayment! What a commendation!
Basic work scarcely pays at all, once taxes and the costs of simply being in a job (travel, clothing, inflated housing costs etc) are taken into account.
Even “professional” work now pays only a modest amount on those preconditions. We see now strikes and protests by the junior ranks of the medical and legal professions.
Even in simple economic terms, it is clear that Britain would be such a better place had the influx never happened. The British people would be, as individuals, hugely better off in everyday financial terms. Not only in financial terms, though; also, in terms of vision, society, and further possibilities on the national and individual levels.
The question though, is how to get from where we are to where we want to be.
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The sad thing in the wider sense is that even those decrying the way things are have been brainwashed into saying “what’s racist about XYZ?” rather than saying “whether XYZ is ‘racist’ or not is of no matter“…
“Mr Martin was jailed for killing Fred Barras, 16, and seriously injuring Brendon Fearon when they broke into his isolated farm in 1999.
Some locals quietly praise Mr Martin for taking a stand against crime. One said: “We had four break-ins. I know you’re not supposed to say this, but what he did stopped the burglaries.”
He added: “I don’t agree with the police and the legal system. They’re supposed to be impartial but they’re far from impartial.”
In fact, the isolated home of Mr. Martin was broken into at night by a group of “gypsies” (in fact, UK-resident Irish so-called “Travellers”), not (as the Mirror report implies) only two. He managed to get two of them (one killed, one injured).
The incident happened in 1999. I supported Mr. Martin then, and I have not changed my mind since then. He should have been given an award for courage, and certainly not charged with anything.
A one-sided point of view in its implications, but still true.
I had and have little time for Corbyn, but the fact is that he was destroyed as Labour leader by a pack of malicious and politically-motivated Jew-Zionists and/or Israel lobbyists, posing (some of them) as the so-called “Campaign Against Antisemitism” or “CAA”.
I was just engaging in my frequent not-guilty pleasure of looking at the Google Map and Street View site. Very addictive.
I have blogged before about how much London has changed since I stopped living and/or working there. I was a resident —on and off— from 1976 to 1998 in various sections of the metropolis, though mainly in Little Venice, and also for a while in 2001-2002, when I lived on the edge of London, in Higher Denham, Buckinghamshire, working out of both Mayfair (off Berkeley Square) and “legal London” (Gray’s Inn Square, where I was leaseholder of chambers in 2002; ironically, also the site of my unmerited, wrongful, and also unlawful disbarment in 2016, the so-called Bar Standards Board being situate in the same square).
Looking at Street View, I see that the area around St. Giles’ High Street (between Charing Cross Road and Holborn) has been hugely redeveloped. The Oasis open-air swimming pool, which I used a great deal in the 1980s, is still there, as is the old church of St. Giles-in-the-Fields, but a large development of new buildings occupies the area opposite that church, part of which area once had a government building without signs or markings, the car park of which always contained a number of unmarked Commer vans in green or grey, in the 1970s and 1980s used extensively by State organizations.
That building was possibly an outstation of MI5 or GCHQ, but I have no idea whether either was the case. The street entrance always had a standing sign just inside, displaying the “security status” or “threat status”.
I notice that a nearby site, that was once occupied by a pub or bar carrying several different names over the years, is now occupied by a new building containing, inter alia, some pizza joint called Vapiano. I often used one of its former incarnations, in the 1980s, when it was a marble and glass bar called the Cafe Munchen; I was a regular customer at that time.
Looking very different, that place had also (in the early 1960s, I think) been a location for a few scenes in a Peter Sellers comedy film about a group of London crooks (I am unsure about the film title).
A little way further afield, I noticed that the Punjab restaurant (est. 1946), on the corner of Neal Street, is still there. Another place that I occasionally visited, though later, in the early 1990s.
My having Saturn in Scorpio does tend to make me visit Memory Lane a lot, perhaps too much.
Theresa May, prior to becoming an MP, spent 20 years at the cheque-clearing organization, BACS. Her case is far from unique. Take a look at my “Deadhead MPs” series on the blog. Tip of the iceberg. Many, perhaps most, MPs cannot even be described as “mediocre” overall. Deadheads.
The UK political system actively rejects anyone with real depth.
Leaves out the important component of ship-based and submarine-based nuclear and conventional missiles.
Hard going. They are apparently now in slow withdrawal or retreat.
I have wondered, since this time last year, whether the main Ukrainian cities will be left standing at the end of the present conflict.
Idiots, and indeed malicious idiots, such as Marina Purkiss, think that free speech being taken away does not affect people. Wrong. I know exactly how the attacks on free speech, and the general attacks on British culture and our (former) way of life, affect people, including me. I also know exactly (((what))) and (((who))) are (mostly) behind those attacks.
Part of the problem in the UK is that the police often do not understand the law and, moreover, often think that their powers under the law are either (as in the above case) fewer or lesser than they actually are, or greater than they actually are (and I have been the subject of the latter incomprehension more than once over the past decade, and have had to put policemen and policewomen right on various points).
Little Matt Hancock trying to be the big bad scorpion with a sting in its tail.
The sad thing is that, at some point, it might even seem that something as devastating as a nuclear attack on our major cities might not be, ultimately, as entirely negative as we usually think (taking the argument to absurdity, admittedly).
Britain took a very wrong path after about 1975 or so.
A very English political “streetfight”.
I have been lamenting that for almost half a century, and still the stupidity of it grows.
I have to admit that I agree with most of that, even if it is from Polly Toynbee.
Exactly. The self-describing “Left”, mostly unthinking individuals, tend to believe that they are somehow “against the System”, while gagging to be controlled and ordered by that very matrix. Look at how they all complied, to the letter, with the “Covid” police state “measures”— the facemask nonsense, the movement restrictions, even the ludicrous “Rule of Six” thought up by “Boris”-idiot (though tweeter “ihearthockey29” seems to be American).
Same in the UK.
It has been a long time since I was in the Kremlin (I paid my rouble or two); 1993. On my last visit to Moscow, in 2007, I was too busy talking with boring people to sightsee, though I did walk up to GUM, off Red Square, but GUM, like much of Moscow, had changed out of all recognition.
There has always been a big difference between Moscow and the provinces. Indeed, I was told in the 1980s that if you went even 5 or 10 miles outside Leningrad, as it then was, you could find villages where the houses, or some of the houses, were without running water. They all had electricity, though. After all, Lenin himself had defined socialism as “Soviet power plus the electrification of the whole country“.
As to who or what groups are affected by Western sanctions against Russia, I would think (I concede that I have not studied it, and I now have no contacts in Russia) that the effect of the sanctions has been to deprive the most wealthy Russians of opportunities to enjoy themselves in Western capitals and large cities, and resorts. The Russian post-Soviet middle class may have been affected in terms of holidays and career opportunities. I have always been sceptical as to whether the vast mass of Russians is affected at all. They buy domestic food, which is plentiful, domestic vodka and beer (and wine, including Crimean), and do not travel overseas anyway.
“Benefit sanctions slow down claimants’ progress into work and are likely to force them into taking lower-paying jobs that leave them hundreds of pounds a year worse off, according to an internal report that the government tried to suppress.
The findings of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) report echo a series of independent studies showing sanctions – in effect fines amounting to hundreds of pounds imposed on claimants for supposed infringements of benefit rules – are ineffective as a way of getting people into jobs or to work more hours.
The report is embarrassing for the government, which has aggressively promoted sanctions as part of its plans to force claimants to take a job or work more hours. Completed in August 2020, its release was blocked by the then work and pensions secretary, Thérèse Coffey, on the grounds it was “not in the public interest”.
Experts said it was shocking that the government had clear evidence of the negative effects of sanctions for more than two years and had actively sought to keep the findings under wraps while overseeing a huge rise in the numbers of sanctions on universal credit claimants.“
It seems clear to me that the State benefit sanctions regime has nothing to do with incentivizing the unemployed, but is basically political, a way of chucking some red meat to the pleb-Cons, the Mail and Sun readers, whether retired or working for small pay. A contemporary equivalent of the Roman games, with all thumbs pointing down.
Interesting documentary, that I recall seeing in the past; I picked up a VHS video from somewhere:
When I was 28, I belonged to the university Taekwando Group. I was not very good, though I managed to get one level up from the bottom before I was injured by a careless kick, and so cracked, or maybe even fractured, a rib or ribs.
No medical attention was required but for the next 3 months I woke up in pain. Once one rose and started to move, it was OK, though it hurt anew if you laughed, just as in the old saying.
Hard-core or what?!
The French have only very limited free speech, but it is going that way in the UK as well. Why? (((You know who)))…
A complete puppet of Israel, like most U.S. Presidents.
In 1989, when the Soviet crew of the Whitbread Round-the-World Race contender, Fazisi, were in the yachting hub of Hamble (Hampshire), I was also there for a couple of days. I was, with my then girlfriend, an Anglo-Russian (the Russian part being from pre-revolutionary White Russian origins), visiting my parents, who lived in Hamble at that time. In fact, they lived in a small private road, Crowsport, built upon in the 1920s, and only a stone’s throw from the marina where the Soviet yacht was being made ready. You could see the tops of the masts of the yachts in the marina from their house.
Having heard about the Soviet yacht (this was about 2 years before the official end of the Soviet Union in 1991), we decided to walk down to see the yacht and maybe say hello to its crew.
The yacht was there, crew aboard, and we started talking to one of the sailors, a handsome blond giant who was very taken with my girlfriend and, in a polite way, said at the end that we (it sounded more like she —not sure that I was included!) would be welcome to visit any time (she didn’t, though).
The crew spoke Russian language only, apparently.
I remember that the blond sailor said that he was from “Novgorod by Moscow“, more or less a suburb, to distinguish it from the large and historic town halfway between Moscow and the then Leningrad.
We were briefly introduced to the captain, who was carrying a rope, and who seemed stressed. He was going ashore, presumably to the marina office or repair sheds. He nodded to us, maybe shook hands (I do not recall), and trudged away.
In the end, the Fazisi, which had been delivered to Heathrow in one main piece (minus masts) in an Aeroflot cargo plane, the largest in the world, then on a road transporter, did not win the ocean race but still put in a creditable performance, including a one-day run of 386 miles which may have been a world record for a monohull.
That was a more hopeful time for Russia and the world. Sovietism had collapsed in all but name, all the chatter was about Russia becoming partner to the West, rather than enemy, and no-one was thinking about nuclear war any more.
This was before the horde of Western carpetbaggers hit Russia in the 1990s, and before the pack of Jew “oligarchs” got their claws into Russia’s money and natural resources during the Yeltsin years.
It was also before it became publicly known, in the 1990s, that the USA had a “secret” game plan to keep Russia down, and the USA as “world’s only superpower”.
Another, and even less-likely, scenario in 1989 was that Ukraine would break away from Russia, and then much later be at war with it. The captain of the Fazisi was himself of Ukrainian origin, judging by his name (Gryshenko).
For once, I can agree with at least some of what Owen Jones has written. Not his pro-“diversity”, pro-immigration stuff, though. Those and other factors have to be included in the reasons why western societies are decaying, declining, and not unlikely to collapse.
How shallow. Immigration is a key factor in dragging down wages, and overwhelming the NHS and other services. It is not a discrete or a side issue unconnected to the others.
“You can fool some of the people some of the time but not all the people all of the time“… [Abraham Lincoln].
As a voter, you can vote for the misnamed “Conservative” Party, which at times has talked a semi-good game on immigration but done little or nothing to fulfil the big talk talked, or you can vote equally-misnamed “Labour”, which does not even bother to pretend that it would slow (let alone stop, or reverse) mass immigration, but weasels about “managing” it better, meaning automatically allowing most applicants for asylum or visas of various kinds to enter the UK.
So now the Israelis are even establishing a kind of “kosher SS”…
Not just “Tommy Robinson”. Nick Griffin and the BNP were leading on this for years, but (quelle surprise) were demonized by “the usual suspects”. Even now, Jewish-lobby puppet Keir Starmer says that “more whites than Pakistanis and other Asians are paedophiles“.
Well, Starmer is not telling the whole truth.
Even now, the white European population of England (not UK) is about 81%, and the Asian population “only” 10%. In other words, in proportion to population, the incidence of underage molestation is far higher among the Asian (mainly Pakistani) population.
There is another point. “Grooming” gangs (to use the vulgar usage now part of the law) are almost entirely a South Asian and mostly Pakistani-origin phenomenon in the UK. The white European offenders are mostly lone wolves, not part of organized packs. In other words, the phenomena are entirely different in type.
Incidentally, all Starmer’s recent (and not so recent) pronouncements show what a bloody awful Prime Minister he would —and almost certainly will— be, but after 13 years of a pseudo-“Conservative” “shitshow” (in the elegant word of Johnny Mercer MP), it is of course hard to argue that he would be much worse than the present idiot, the Indian money-juggler Sunak, or his four predecessors in the period 2010-2023.
Looking back over the past few years, it is clear that social-national commentators have faced a wave of State repression, instigated mainly by Jewish pressure groups and lobbying organizations, though carried on to prosecution mainly via the police and CPS.
It is clear to me, though, that the brunt of the repression has been borne by those operating podcast “radio” stations, YouTube channels etc: Sven Longshanks, Alison Chabloz, and others. The System fears those with large potential audiences.
“Some Hutchinson residents are angry“, says the talking head. Yes, I can just imagine who or at least what “they” might be…(((you know who))).
There are few if any white “grooming gangs”; there never were. As noted above in this blog, most white sex offenders act alone. There may be the odd exception here or there. The Moors Murderers were not a “grooming gang” but merely two evil and/or crazed lunatics.
In the end, there will be a war across the Western world. Not solely a race war, but also a culture war and/or ideology-war and/or a living standards or lifestyle war. We are just now seeing and hearing the opening shots, mostly still metaphorical.
“You are 55.8% good, 18.3% chaotic, making you neutral good.“
Not quite a rousing vote of approbation, but not as harshly marked as my ideological enemies would prefer.
People who are Neutral Good are guided by their conscience and typically act altruistically, with only secondary regard for whether their actions are lawful or in line with cultural expectations or traditions. Neutral Good individuals have no problems with what is lawful as such, and nor are they rebels by nature, but they believe in furthering kindness and good deeds through whatever means seem necessary to them. If fostering good means supporting an organized society, then that is what must be done. If good can only come about through the overthrow of the existing social order, then so be it. For many who are Neutral Good, insistence on either lawfulness or rebellion is seen as detriments to or distractions from the greater goal of promoting true kindness in the world.” [https://www.idrlabs.com/moral-alignment/test.php].
I have seen tests like that before, though not that exact one. I have posted a few on the blog, though a few years ago.
Amusing. I did one years ago comparing the user to characters from Harry Potter, something with which I am only a little familiar. I had to look up the details of the character whom, it transpired, was apparently most similar to me, one “Lucius Malfoy”: “Lucius Malfoy is a Death Eater, head of a wealthy pure-blood wizarding family.” [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_Eater].
At first, I was thinking “April Fool” about that Telegraph report, but apparently not so (published on 29 April).
More seriously, I know what I would do with the so-called “hate crime experts”, but by reason of the ever-increasing repression on freedom of expression in the UK, cannot express it here. You, readers of this blog, will just have to read between the lines, as in every police state.
Britain— a banana republic minus the bananas and the republic.
Yesterday, I noted on the blog how the Patreon donor mugs (each sending between £3.50 and £44 a month to “Jack Monroe”), once numbered well over 800, fell back to about 600 late last year, then (yesterday) to 460. Today— 458. It seems that even some of those utter mugs are waking up, slowly.
Unreality is everywhere now. Not just the “trans” nonsense but also the fiction that black Africans were prominent in ancient Rome, Tudor England, and even created the ancient Egyptian culture (which we know is rubbish by reason of DNA, apart from anything else). Then there is, or recently has been, the “Covid” “panicdemic” and/or “scamdemic”. What else? The British Empire as something almost entirely evil, the Second World War as “good triumphs over evil” etc, Hitler as both mad and bad (with a little bit of sad, too), and of course the (literally) fabled “gas chambers” narrative.
The above list is merely a part of what has been happening in the Western public forum generally.
The “karma of untruthfulness” can be cancer, and in this case may result in a form of progressive societal cancer, as society becomes ever-more diseased.
“As a former senior British military intelligence officer and Nato planner, I spent 26 years preparing to counter Soviet-style manoeuvres during the Cold War. I’m all too aware that whether Ukraine survives as an independent nation will depend on how each side copes with multiple factors.
One of these, as anyone with rudimentary knowledge of European history knows, is the weather on the Eastern Front.
Russia’s much-anticipated ‘spring offensive’ this year has failed. The calculations behind it were flawed. The frozen ground has thawed quickly, turning large tracts of the country into a quagmire. We saw last year what happened when tanks try to advance over Ukraine’s mud. Despite their caterpillar tracks, the weight of Russia’s 45-ton T-72s meant many were quickly bogged down and had to be abandoned. Ukrainian farmers gleefully looted the wreckages.
This means Russian tanks are, for the moment, largely confined to tracks and roads, making them easy targets for ambush. But the same restrictions apply to Western tanks, which are even heavier.
[by June 2023], ordnance supplied by the West will be pouring into the battle zones. President Zelensky asked for 300 tanks: it is estimated his allies, including other former Soviet states, will provide 700 or more.
Already 350 infantry fighting vehicles and more than 1,000 armoured personnel carriers have been promised, as well as at least 320 self-propelled guns, most of them 155mm artillery.
Training to use this disparate kit will prove time consuming. In peacetime, the Army reckons to spend two years readying a tank brigade for combat. The Ukrainian crews are attempting to learn everything in just a few months.
It’s a mammoth undertaking and that applies to every aspect of the war. After its rapid advances following the invasion last year, Russia held 51,000 square miles of Ukrainian territory.
Since the counter-attack began last summer, the Ukrainians have recaptured about 11,300 square miles — pushing the enemy out of Kyiv, Kherson and Kharkiv. Some parts of the operation were relatively straightforward: for example, trapping the Russians on the western side of the Dnipro river, which cut off their retreat.
But Russia still holds 40,000 square miles (17 per cent) of Ukrainian territory, including the 10,425 square miles of Crimea, which Ukrainian naval commander Vice-Admiral Oleksiy Neizhpapa this week vowed to retake.
Liberating Crimea [“Liberating”?] might be possible in the long term, but it would require a massive amphibious assault on the scale of D-Day. Even if a bridgehead could be established, the Ukrainian army would have to win back the peninsula mile by mile — and many of the inhabitants are pro-Russian.
Crimea was regarded as Ukrainian territory only after Stalin’s death in 1953 and it has been under Russian control again for nearly a decade. Victory would never be guaranteed, even if that gigantic campaign could ever be mounted.
Yet even that prospect is dwarfed by the scale of conflict on the mainland. The battlefront in eastern Ukraine is over 700 miles long, the distance from London to Barcelona. Moscow has committed virtually the whole of the Russian army to the invasion.
Its forces are organised into battalion tactical groups [BTGs], which consist of up to 40 tanks with artillery, armoured vehicles and engineering support. In total, Putin has 168 BTGs, each one a self-contained fighting force with full autonomy — and 115 of them are now in Ukraine.
Latest figures show the Russians have 1,330,900 men on the ground, compared with just half a million Ukrainians. They have 4,182 aircraft, including 1,531 helicopters and 773 fighter jets; Ukraine is far behind, with 312 aircraft, including 113 helicopters and 69 fighters.
Russia has 12,566 tanks, 151,641 armoured vehicles, 6,575 self-propelled guns and 3,887 mobile rocket launchers. In every case, that’s at least four times as many as Ukraine possesses and sometimes six.
Against a smaller but highly motivated army intent on repelling invasion, all the Russians can do is try to hang on to occupied territory. The Ukrainian forces will try to punch holes in the front line, but unless they can sever the supply chains, it’s unlikely their enemy will be routed. Putin will not permit his forces to pull out, however much punishment is inflicted.
Instead, he is playing for time, waiting for elections in the U.S. and Britain next year…“
[Colonel (retired) Philip Ingram, in the Daily Mail].
Russia is certainly not about to “lose” this war, but cannot now win it (however “victory” be defined) without a gamechanging event or tactic coming into play.
The Kiev-regime soldiers and civilians are, at present, more motivated than the Russian side. Like Antaeus, they draw strength from being on their native soil.
In the absence of any coherent ideology, even the flawed past ideology of Sovietism and/or Marxism-Leninism, the Russian government has fallen back on WW2 motifs and on the ludicrous assertion that the corrupt Jew-Zionist dictatorship in Kiev is “Nazi“. Few believe that, even among the ranks of the self-describing “Left” “useful idiots” in Western Europe, the UK, or beyond.
That ideological lack on the Russian side means that it has nothing with which to stiffen morale.
The Daily Mail assessment mentions the upcoming elections in USA and UK. The US Presidential one is the important event. Without American arms and money, Zelensky’s troops must stop fighting.
Looking at that map, the areas in green are those where the Kiev-regime has regained ground over the past months. However, my guess is that much of Eastern Ukraine (east of the Dnieper) is almost open territory. If the Russians are stretched to the limit, so are the Ukrainians. If the Kiev-regime line were to be breached seriously, or if Russia were able to score a decisive victory in the Bakhmut/Artyomovsk pocket, there might be little to prevent most of Eastern Ukraine falling to Russian forces.
“Starmer then said; “If I am privileged enough to get into government at the next election I will work with CST and others to tackle it (hate) head on, with all of you.”
The dinner, which took place at a central London hotel was also attended by Ed Balls and wife Yvette Cooper, Dayan Gelley, Lord John Mann and JLC chair Keith Black.”
Starmer— a complete puppet of the Jewish lobby. Yvette Cooper no different.
Of course, when the puppet talks of “hate“, he means any criticism of Jews and their behaviour.
Where has Farage been for the past ~60 years?
We must have that weapon, and before China has it.
Energy security— yes, OK, but (in the meantime) Russia would offer the UK cost-price fuel (gas especially) if the UK were to trade unrestrictedly with Russia and, also, stop funnelling arms, ammunition and money to the regime of the Jew dictator, Zelensky, in Kiev.
There are still quite a few scared sheep around, though: