Amusing that the Jewish Chronicle has focussed on the fact that many voters will not vote for Kim Leadbeater (Labour candidate) because she is a lesbian whose party leader, Starmer, is a very obvious puppet of the Jew-Zionist/Israel lobby:
…and that was said long ago. Since then, Starmer has proven that that is true time and again. He’s just a puppet, as leader of the dying Labour Party.
Little Matt Hancock
Hancock has resigned. He will find his political career finished now, at least in Government. Boris-idiot will not take him on again, so avoiding msm and public flak, and “Boris” can now blame Hancock for any and all “Covid” lapses since early 2020…
I expect that will mean that Galloway gets far more votes as a consequence, from both English and brown Muslim voters. I hope that that will be the case.
This is where the State can perform its proper regulatory function, by laying down maxima.
Conclusion: the System is not working for most people…
The fallout from the Hancock, Cummings and other scandals has impacted public sentiment, but at the end of the day Labour is still 8 points behind arguably the most shambolic government Britain has had for a century or more.
There is also the point that, unless “Boris” decides to chuck in the job at which he is useless, he and his party will be sitting there, immovable until, in theory at least, December 2024.
The Jewish/Israel lobby wants Labour’s Kim Leadbeater to win. What a surprise…
I read a couple (certainly one) of Mason’s books. On economics he is interesting, informed, and sometimes correct. On politics, though, he is a joke, completely hopeless. Somewhere in the middle of a mess of Trotskyist, syndicalist, and “anti-fascist” nonsense. Incongruent, and often ignorant. He is part-Jew, too, a fact not generally known. Like another part-Jewish scribbler, Owen Jones, he likes to talk in terms of “class struggle”, and is as out of date as the Berlin Wall, if not the Front Populaire.
At the end of the day, if Labour wins at Batley and Spen, all that happens is that another member of the same family as Jo Cox gets a “nice little earner”, and Keir Starmer gets a reprieve as Labour leader. The area and its people get absolutely nothing. The Conservatives at Westminster will still have a majority of 80.
If the Conservative Party candidate wins at Batley, the area may get more government assistance, financial or otherwise. The Conservatives at Westminster will have a majority of 81 instead of 80. No real difference to them, but Batley area might benefit.
It is very unlikely that Galloway can win, but at least a vote for him hits the Jewish cabal ruling Labour, and hits them hard.
Presumably not from a candidate in the by-election!
Quite. What does Labour actually stand for? I ask the question often in the blog. “And answer came there none”…
Maybe not quite fair. After all, for any pro-EU, “anti-racist” and probably “LGBT” virtue-signallers, who probably live in certain parts of London, love Jewish things, are probably pro-Israel, and believe any nonsense pumped out about the so-called “holocaust”, and who love “Black Lives Matter” nonsense, and facemask nonsense, Labour probably speaks to you. Sadly for Labour, that is 5%, or at most 10%, of the population. For anyone else, Labour is effectively a nullity now. Zero.
I feel (very slightly) sorry for the Labour candidate, who seems pretty dim, all but uneducated, and is obviously way out of her depth in this by-election.
Listened to part of the pathetic and irritating BBC Radio 4 Today Programme. Little Matt Hancock promoting his NHS app and medical records non-privacy nonsense. No concern for personal rights, or personal privacy.
Little Hancock expressing pleasant surprise that (apparently) almost no-one has had flu in the UK for 18 months. Seems, on the face of it, to see no connection between the “Covid-19” “panicdemic”, the faked statistics thereof, and the “surprising” statistics about flu.
Good sense has almost fled from the UK.
The UK was shut down pointlessly, with huge economic damage and huge but non-Covid health damage. The Government are a bunch of clowns, advised by twerps such as Professor Ferguson and crazed quasi-Communists such as the Michie woman. The propaganda pumped out has led to a population resembling fearful rabbits (especially older people), and all the nonsense around the situation, especially the facemask nonsense, is supported zealously by the Twitterati twits (of course), who are always wrong about everything.
Look at the latest news. “Vaccine passports”, which liar-in-chief “Boris”-idiot swore would never be introduced, now are going to be introduced, though under other names. Meanwhile, it is clear that “Freedom Day”, already postponed once, will probably never happen, and if it does, will both not live up to its name and/or be short-lived, until the next (supposedly “necessary”) “lockdown” shutdown.
When will people wake up and “just say no”? Ever? I am doubtful. The UK population is now so weakened by political correctness, and also by the fear of the State and social pressures brought on by State propaganda, that I fear that few will dare to be dissident.
I think that I was the first, or one of the first, several years ago, to identify Jew troll Ben Gidley (@bengidley), who writes absurd sociological gibberish at Birkbeck/Goldsmiths (University of London), as being the same as “@bobfrombrockley”, and also various Twitter trolling accounts, including “@inthesoupagain” and “@antinazisunited”. That troll used to tweet against me on a daily basis until, finally, he and other Jews conspired successfully to have me removed from Twitter in 2018.
Incidentally, Hitchens has the wrong Twitter name there: the correct one is “@bengidley” (not “@ben_gidley” (though that latter may well be yet another of the little bastard’s Twitter accounts) .
…and that, of course, is the plan— atomized individuals, unable to gather together, complain or protest together, even talk together…
What is now happening in System party politics, eg by-elections etc, is a “Schauspiel” or spectacle to fool the British people, akin to when teenage louts take a beachball from a small boy and then tease him by throwing it to each other as he stands, upset and confused, in the middle, until some sensible adult sorts them out.
Yes, there might be a slight change or tweak of policy, but not much, if, say, the LibDems were to win 80 seats (in some unlikely scenario) and so deprive the misnamed Conservatives of the Commons majority. The LibDems usually back the present Government; indeed, Labour, the supposed official Opposition, usually votes with this absurd Government of complete idiots.
Don’t be fooled though. Behind Boris-idiot, behind the other “dirty democratic politicians” (as Hitler called the same sort in the Germany of the 1920s), behind fake “Labour”, behind the LibDem play-politicians, stand the ZOG (Zionist Occupation Government) and NWO (New World Order) cabals.
Well, I do not remember 1970s London as particularly wonderful, but overall it was still better than London in 2021. It had rough edges, but was not yet the zoo it has become.
There are shortages now. I notice that in the local Waitrose (the nearest small town to my home has only that one supermarket, and a Marks & Spencer food hall). Sometimes there are very limited choices in the fresh food areas. Fruits, some vegetables too. Is that the eventual idea, to make people line up for rations, as (at times, for some) in socialist East Berlin, or provincial Soviet cities in the pre-1989 era?
Think “The Great Reset”…NWO/ZOG…depressed scurrying crowds, all wearing masks, clutching their vaccine passports, desperate to be allowed to buy basic foodstuffs and to be permitted to travel beyond their local areas.
Question: at what point does actual uprising become the only choice left? Another question: will there soon even be any people with both intelligence and spirit, and who are both willing and able to rise up?
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Well, having known a few Finns, including one girlfriend (in the 1990s) I very much doubt that Finland really is the happiest country in the world, but it is a very good country all the same, I think. Why would they spoil that by inviting immigration, especially non-white immigration? Are there (((snakes))) in their cold Garden of Eden?
“Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them?” [Shakespeare, Hamlet]
The by-election is being held tomorrow. I thought to add my last-minute thoughts.
As I blogged previously, I see no prospect of any upset to the expected Conservative victory in that constituency. Even in 1997, the Conservative Party vote topped 50%, and has exceeded 63%. 55.4% in 2019.
Incumbency is usually helpful to a candidate, so it is an open question as to whether the new Conservative candidate will get a very high vote-share in what is, after all, a by-election.
It may be that there will be a protest vote favouring the LibDems, but I doubt that it will be anything like enough to dislodge the Conservatives. The LibDem vote in 2019 was 26.3%.
The Green Party scored 5.5% in 2019, and it may be that that will increase at the expense of Labour. At any rate, it is hard to see many people bothering to vote Labour after Starmer’s lacklustre and indifferent attitude at Prime Minister’s Questions today.
Well, you would think so, were you not aware how (to coin a phrase) “totally fucking hopeless” the Crown Prosecution Service is. The CPS is run by the Director of Public Prosecutions. Starmer was DPP. His predecessor was Alison Saunders. Both “totally fucking hopeless”, of course.
Time after time, since it started but especially in the past decade, the CPS has proven itself all but useless, stuffed as it is with mediocre (or worse) Common Purpose types.
For example, the CPS recently tried to pursue a case against persecuted singer-songwriter Alison Chabloz, based on a provision under the Public Order Act 1986. Such a prosecution requires the assent of the Attorney-General. When the matter came before the Westminster Magistrates’ Court on first appearance not long ago, it transpired that not only had the CPS not received the said assent, but that the CPS had not even requested it, being unaware of the necessity!
Alison Chabloz is now being prosecuted on the same alleged facts, but under anotherAct with a far less severe maximum penalty on conviction (her trial is set down for one day on 1 September 2021).
On the above premises, why would Starmer be any good in his present role? He’s only there because the Jewish lobby wanted Corbyn binned. Who better to “regain the confidence of Jewish people” (which the msm, quelle surprise, thinks is all-important) than someone who is completely in the pocket of that Jewish lobby, and who is married to a Jewish woman lawyer, their children being brought up as if fully-Jewish (celebrating all the Jewish supremacist holidays etc)?
Starmer is about 5 years too late. If he thinks that bringing up the Jo Cox stuff now will help Labour either at Chesham and Amersham, or at Batley and Spen, he is very much mistaken, in my view.
I was looking at tweets by such as political journalist John Rentoul. For people like that, Prime Minister’s Questions is meat and drink, but for most people, PMQs is scarcely even noticed. System Clown A scores point off System Clown B.
The real purpose of the facemask nonsense is quite other…
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Another cliche “mad psychiatrist”. A complete mask zealot too. It is more than worrying that idiots of this sort exercise influence in the UK. I feel sorry for her children though.
I am no medic but, looking at her tweets, she gives the impression of being rather unbalanced. Says that she works and has worked (at her campaigning organization) 80 hours per week, without days off. Since 2018. As a psychiatrist, she should know that that sort of schedule has deleterious mental health results.
True, the shouting mob scene was not very nice, but in the UK, opinion that does not fit the System narrative (pro-lockdown, pro-facemask nonsense, pro “Black Lives Matter” nonsense, pro-migration invasion etc) is now suppressed, and people are repressed if they voice dissident views on social media or even in blogs. On those premises, shouting crowds may, before long, be the least of the forms of resistance.
The mainstream media are now more or less the megaphones of the System. Those who work for msm outlets are more or less System propagandists.
Just one incident in the UK’s slow (?) descent into multikulti barbarism.
Well, though I do not disagree with everything he has said, Swayne is a complete waste of space as an MP.
Voting could change everything, if there were a real and credible alternative party for which to vote. There is no alternative party, just 2.5 System parties all under the same secret flag.
“The Brigade uses social media such as Twitter and Facebook as well as psyop techniques to influence populations and behaviour. David Miller, a professor of political sociology at the University of Bristol who studies British government propaganda and public relations, said that it is “involved in manipulation of the media including using fake online profiles“.
“In September 2019, Middle East Eye reported that Gordon MacMillan, a Twitter executive with editorial control over the Middle East and North Africa, is also a reservist officer in the 77th Brigade. Both Twitter and the British Army denied that they have a relationship or agreement. Miller said it was hypocritical of Twitter to close accounts alleged to be connected with non-Western governments while having links to the British Army.
“On 22 April 2020, during the UK government’s daily coronavirus briefing, General Nick Carter confirmed that 77th Brigade are working with the Home Office Rapid Response Unit “helping to quash rumours from misinformation, but also to counter disinformation”.“
“On 7 May 2020, The Economist interviewed Carter on the role of 77th Brigade in fighting coronavirus disinformation. The Defence Cultural Specialist Unit was used to monitor the internet for content on COVID-19 and to look for evidence of disinformation related to COVID-19 vaccines.” [Wikipedia]
Where I live there are few of these machines, not very many blacks or browns, and few even of white “chavscums”, so the potential for misuse is limited, perhaps. I cannot get very worked up about them, nuisance though they are. If one were to impede my quite heavy car, I think I know who would emerge the victor.
Latest news is that (whether by malicious interference by the Jew-Zionists, or because of bureaucratic ineptitude), Alison Chabloz is not going to be released early. It seems that she will now be released having served half her headline 18-week sentence, but minus the 4 days and part-days that she served in 2020 prior to her successful appeal.
The firm expectation now is that Alison will be released from prison on Friday 28 May 2021 (i.e. the day after tomorrow).
Alison’s appeal against conviction and sentence will be heard on 3-4 June 2021 in the Crown Court, probably at Southwark.
The bigger picture is the totally chaotic mess now presided over by the part-Jew political chancer, “Boris” Johnson.
It amused me to see the msm tying itself in knots over the question of whether “Boris” is fit to be PM. Are there still those who believe that he is? After over two years?
..and those “erudite cretins” purport to have the ability and even right to rule over this country…
What a circus! Little Matt Hancock posing as a Cabinet minister, part-Jew chancer “Boris” posing as Prime Minister, and Dominic Cummings as “top adviser” (sole attempt at being other than a glorified office bod was being in charge of a “babyflot” airline in Russia, 25 years ago, and which folded after a single flight).
Meanwhile, there is no effective official Opposition at all.
“Cases” (positive tests) are increasing, but 90%+ are asymptomatic. Hospitalizations and deaths “within 28 days of test” are decreasing, fast. Despite that, those given power over the past year of panic are desperate to keep the public fear going. Put those people back in their box. Then boot the box into the sea.
Incredible. Simply incredible. What kind of pull does this person, or his family (?) have? Or does he just know where “bodies are buried”? The Bar really is a complete dustbin now. It has no integrity left.
I was actually disbarred, simply for posting on Twitter five tweets about society; three or four of them mentioned Jews. Draw your own conclusions…
Boris-idiot has tested both positive and negative for “the virus” within 24 hours, it seems. He feels, he says, perfectly OK, yet is again “self-isolating”. When, WHEN are people going to snap out of this nonsense? The vast majority of those infected with “the virus” feel either all right or slightly under the weather. Many are also naturally immune. That applies to most under 70 and particularly applies to those under 50. This “panicdemic” is mainly mass hysteria whipped up by those advising government.
“Aldous Huxley’s great prophetic novel Brave New World was written on the assumption that the ideas of its founder, Henry Ford, especially that ‘history is bunk’, would one day take over the planet. He may yet turn out to be right.
Certainly, Ford’s desire for a world of vast mass-production factories in which the workers were paid enough to keep the economy going by buying their own products seems to be coming true. But nowadays it is mainly coming true in China and South Korea, and failing in Detroit itself.
America’s fabled rise to world power and wealth may only have been an overture to China’s seizure of world dominance.” [Peter Hitchens, The Slow, Sad Death of Detroit]
Only the triumph of new social nationalism, based on the European and European-descended peoples, and allied to the Russian people, can stand against the rise of China and the proliferation of the blacks and browns.
Dan Hodges may not “get it”, but I do. Boris-idiot has no idea what to do, nor how to do it. So he obfuscates, as always.
Trump was a squawking parrot in a gilded cage. Zionist Jews held the key. Now it looks as though the full ZOG and New World Order evil is back.
Wikipedia does not mention the Jewish roots of the writer.
Obviously yet another termite eating away at our European society.
Every single time…
Persecuted in Merkel’s Zionist Occupation Government police state (posing as a liberal “democracy”) for having an (((unapproved))) opinion.
Of course, that quotation describes various types in the UK quite well: the [pseudo] “socialists” who put the migrant-invader hordes on the same level as the British people; the similar Twitter idiots who think that Twitter, Facebook, YouTube have every right to censor content and expel people because “they are private companies”; the Scottish “nationalists” who have non-Scots and indeed non-Europeans as ministers in the “Scottish” “government”. Etc.
The “useful idiots” of the Great Reset.
Shai Masot was the Israeli intelligence officer (and one-time Israeli Navy reserve officer) caught on camera by Al Jazeera. He was recalled to Israel. Presumably now shovelling the hummous (or humous?) in some desert outpost.
I have to say that he seems remarkably unpolished (and remarkably casual about security) for someone in his line of work.
Still, he and his Jewish colleagues (Israeli and “British”) managed to destroy both Labour’s electoral chances and its leader, Corbyn (see below), so he was not such a stumblebum as at first appears…
A “fifth column” in the UK.
Jews also planned (in the 1940s) to poison London’s water supply. That never happened, but they did poison the water supply to two cities in Germany, though with limited effect.
As you will see from that article, some of those involved in advertising etc are open about their intentions. They are enemies and traitors. Simple as…
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Go to police with this evidence and leave it to them; or
Apply in county court for a Norwich Pharmacal order so that the platform or website has to disgorge their addresses and/or ISP numbers. Then take such action as is convenient against the swine…
Why would two supposed “nationalists” be playing the “antifa” game? As an outsider, it seems very strange to me.
I am not, as such, a “supporter” of Patriotic Alternative (or any other existing group), but I do like much of what I have seen them doing via Twitter etc.
Sir Oswald Mosley, among friends and supporters in East London, 1950s.
Quite. In fact, that may be exactly what this is., though a more serious version. The secret groups now know that a judicious mix of “laws” (even if not formally valid), “rules” (not backed by valid law) and “government advice” (given, by eager police woodentops, the force of both “rules” and “law”…), and fear propaganda, can cow 90% or more of the British public into doing what they are told, even if it means wandering around towns wearing ridiculous and useless muzzles, even if it means complying with ever-more contrived shutdowns, “rules”, social behaviours etc.
I went out this evening to get fuel from an automatic pump, and to check tyre pressures on my old car. On the way back, I stopped in a village for some fish and chips, something I do not do very often but enjoy occasionally.
The fish and chip shop was empty. Pre-“virus”, it always had a line of customers waiting. Inside, facemasks were de rigueur, the three staff were also wearing them, and were now partly behind a perspex screen. I bought what I wanted,and left. As I left, I saw a woman with her little girl waiting outside to come in, obviously unwilling to enter until I left. The woman and child were both wearing masks! In the empty street! As I left, they shrank back, lest the Plague get them!
The fear propaganda is instilled now. Well-instilled. The other point that struck me was whether or not that useful fish and chip outlet could survive with almost no customers. Will the three pleasant girls working therein soon be on the dole? Oh, sorry…”Universal Credit”…
That was being called “a conspiracy theory” and “fake news” as recently as yesterday…
“Virus” infections tail off before “lockdown” (shutdown)
So infections are apparently declining in number across much of the country, and were declining days ago, in other words before the second national “lockdown” (ruinous shutdown) of society even started.
Will this wake up the “lockdown” and facemask zealots? I doubt it. As for the Government, it cannot admit that the measures are useless or even counter-productive…
The (((Guardian))) goes full globalist and finance-capitalist.
Of course, the “mad psychiatrist” is a cliche, but there is often a kernel of truth in cliches, of course. In this case, the doctor in question seems to imagine that most shops are open ( they are not) and that most people are not masked (I should hope not; the facemask nonsense is only mandated, by the —probably invalid— law, inside shops etc).
The above tweet is actually the true voice of the Twitter pseudo-intelligentsia. Begging to be controlled, and wishing full control upon a cowed population; wanting everyone to be miserable and dependent; also, either ignorant or uncaring of the damage to the economy (which will eventually have its effect on pay, State benefits, services, infrastructure). A typical Twitter virtue-signaller.
Indeed. Neither is that urge to exert petty power confined to the police. All the heretofore gophers and wage slaves such as receptionists, supermarket cashiers, shop staff generally, have been rather enjoying their (presumed, assumed) power to tell visitors to adjust their masks, stand back etc. Some stray idiots started to tell complete strangers they encountered, or who were nearby, to do so! I see less of that now, compared to a few months ago, probably because the mask zealots got barked at a few times by freedom-fighters or dissidents (like me!)…
Needless to say, I have little time for Raheem Kassam, another of the “alt-Right” or “alt-Lite” wastes of space (Breitbart, “Prison Planet” Watson, “Sargon of Akkad” Carl Benjamin, Katie Hopkins etc), but it is telling that Kassam’s online newspaper has now been suspended (removed) from Twitter. I was expelled, David Icke has been expelled. Many others as well.
“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” [John F. Kennedy].
Today is the 103rd anniversary of the Bolshevik seizure of power in Russia, a coup d’etat in one city of one corner of a vast empire, which flame spread like a wildfire across those huge territories. A cataclysmic and largely catastrophic event. Probably the single biggest reason why Russia does not today rule the world, or is not at least the most influential state…
The Russian Revolution, that is the real one, in early 1917, not the mainly Jewish putsch headed by Lenin in October (old-style) 1917, did not emerge from nowhere. The social inequities under Tsarism provided the fuel, then events (not Bolshevik propaganda) provided the spark that set that fuel alight.
The Bolsheviks were in fact almost an irrelevance until 1917. Their numbers seem to have been between 5,000 and 50,000 until that year. Lenin himself was not even in Russia until two months after the first or real revolution of 1917. His putsch merely took over an existing situation.
I doubt that many, in the Russia of, say, 1913 or 1914, could have predicted that the Imperial state (and society) would fall so easily and so comprehensively.
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“Like Peter Finch’s deranged newsreader in the 1976 movie Network, Shelley Tasker is mad as hell and isn’t going to take it any more.
As England was pitchforked into another debilitating lockdown, she set up an amplifier on the steps of Truro Cathedral, grabbed a microphone and began telling passers-by what’s ‘really going on’ in the NHS. Within minutes she had attracted a small crowd.
Shelley has resigned in disgust from her job as a healthcare assistant at Treliske hospital and wants the world to know why.
The idea that the NHS is overrun, she said, is a pack of lies. ‘I can tell you now that at the height of the pandemic I had no work because there were no patients.
‘On Friday in Treliske there were three people with Covid. We’ve closed down Cornwall because three people are in hospital.’
She also claimed that patients who died from flu were being registered dishonestly as Covid victims on death certificates.
Yesterday the chief executive of the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust confirmed that in the county’s main hospital there are just seven patients suffering from coronavirus, three of them in intensive care.
Yet on the strength of that minuscule number of cases, a county of 565,000 people is being shut down. Businesses are again closing their doors and many will never reopen. Cornwall, like the rest of the country, is braced for a jobs bloodbath.” [Richard Littlejohn, in the Daily Mail]
The above echoes my recent experience of having visited a small hospital in Southern England a few times and briefly. Almost deserted.
I see that Littlejohn compares the “virus” madness, and the behaviour of the police and others, and just as I did a day or two ago, to the film The Lives of Others, about people in the pre-1990 DDR (East Germany). Or does Littlejohn read my blog? (he also uses some of my typical phrasing…). Actually, quite a few journalists and MPs (etc) do read my blog.
Beat John Rentoul again (I scored 6/10).
Well, vice-President (so far).
and, from the 2016 election…
Anyone for coffee?…
I have had a few experiences in recent years that actually surprised me re. police, about how ignorant of the law they often are and how unwilling they are to be instructed even by me, a former barrister who appeared many times not only in the lower courts (magistrates’ courts, Crown Court, County Court) but also in the High Court.
Happened to hear Lord “Gus” O’Donnell, former head of the Civil Service, on BBC Radio 4 PM, a show that became so pathetic and self-indulgent over the years that I stopped listening (in common with, I suspect, almost all of its one-time audience).
Switching over from Radio 3, I heard O’Donnell say something quite striking: churches, said he, had become “community hubs”, along with other places. He added that, instead of being the House of God, they were now the House of Good, by which he meant communitarian good works and societal cohesion.
It could be argued that the two are almost synonymous. “God, or whatever means the Good...”, as Louis MacNeice wrote in one of his poems, Meeting Point [https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/91396/meeting-point]. Another analogous substitution might be “Common Era” instead of Anno Domini, along with “Before Common Era”, BCE, instead of Before Christ (B.C.).
Having said that, and however good the motives for turning churches into combination coffee shops, cafes, souvenir shops, therapy centres, food bank outlets and concert halls (or village halls), the inevitable result of all the social and cultural noise is that a certain spiritual peace is lost. To put it in a more sensationalist way, God is squeezed out, though squeezed out, of course, for the best of motives…
I wonder whether Lord O’Donnell was ever connected with Common Purpose? I should not be surprised.
Not that his radio interlocutor above has the moral high ground, as a scribbler for the Sun “newspaper”…
The “lockdown” and facemask nonsense is largely being driven by people (MPs and others) getting generous pay and expenses from public sources, and who are unaffected by the trashing of the economy.
Remember remember the 5th of November,
Gunpowder, treason and plot,
Life is short but memory long,
And traitors deserve to be shot!
Completely expected. The troupe of clowns pretending to be “our” government will do whatever they want to do, lie about it, weasel about it, and laugh at the people they pretend to govern.
The hypocrisy is ingrained. I have only ever seen one episode of The Simpsons, when I lived in New Jersey in the very early 1990s. I cannot recall the storyline, but the show ended with Bart Simpson sitting down and starting “…so, kids, now you know that war is always wrong...” before reconsidering…”oh…except the war against Saddam Hussein…oh, and the Second World War… and the First World War, and of course the War of Independence, and…” You get the idea.
Human beings are often hypocritical, and rarely totally congruent. The hypocrisy and incongruity rises to 99%+ in politicians of the type we have, those Adolf Hitler called “dirty democratic politicians”, though the UK versions are rarely even “democratic” in any real sense.
More accurately, government-created ghost towns. This madness is now totally out of control. Hardly anyone under 40 is at real risk of both becoming infected and suffering serious effects, yet the whole country is still more or less shut down.
In fact, even most people over 40, but under 70, are only at low risk.
When Alison Chabloz started getting seriously persecuted by the pack of Jews known as the “Campaign Against Antisemitism”, manipulating compliant or suborned police, a few years ago, Martin Bashir [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Bashir], then recently-appointed BBC Religious Affairs Correspondent, was observed creeping around the garden of the house in the Derbyshire Peak District belonging to Alison Chabloz’s aged parents. In fact, “creep” seems to be the best description of the bastard.
I would define (((the problem))) more directly…
True, but ditch the outdated and almost meaningless “Right”/”Left” stuff.
Yes. Putting the clocks back and forward is one of those things that are implemented for doubtful good reasons, but then get stuck and carry on for years, or decades, because society is too lazy to bin them. Other examples would include dog licences, radio licences and having only a ludicrously small amount of foreign currency purchaseable in person, the amount being written in your passport! All of the foregoing were in existence, though the licences were mostly ignored, until Mrs. Thatcher junked them in or about 1980.
We sometimes think that societal progress or change is automatic, when in fact, often, things do have to be actually disposed of actively.
Which will be a perfect get-out for Boris-idiot and SAGE (“DUMB”— Department Under Matt and Boris). “Coronavirus flaring up? Oh, it’s because all those dissidents and Covidiots are not complying with our rules…”. Forgetting that France and Spain have had far stricter “lockdowns” etc and yet have a far worse death rate per 100,000 from (with) “the virus” than has the UK.
The “virus” in the UK peaked in early April, and has been falling ever since, but only in the past couple of months has the population been forced to wear facemasks…Absurd. They make no difference at all.
Latest conspiracy theory
What follows is the latest conspiracy theory about “the virus”. I know that it is the very latest, because I have just made it up. I have no evidence at all for it. Not that it might not just be true…
My instant theory is that an international conspiracy has decided to reduce both the world population and world economic activity by releasing a virus which, like multiple independently-targeted re-entry vehicles (MIRVs), will take multiple forms, killing some people, creating long-term infertility in others, and mutating to return in ever more deadly forms for years. Meanwhile, those behind the facade of national governments will keep both political and economic control, repressing dissent, preventing mass gatherings and even small conclaves.
Well, I make no claim as to the accuracy of the foregoing, but it may be correct all the same…
The moment —see below— when little Matt Hancock woke up from the delusion that he is a serious political leader…
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Below, from yesterday, but worth thinking about:
Looks like ignorant TV face Piers Morgan is finally (just) starting to wake up…
As for “lockdowns” supposedly “protecting the NHS”, the NHS staff have been protected (many are working from home, and not even at hospitals and medical centres) but the patients have in many cases been left to sink or swim…
The present Parliamentary system “needs scrapping“, too!
The present clownish government in the UK has no real, let alone radical or revolutionary programme to promulgate and execute. It is swept along by events. There may be an overarching “international conspiracy” “programme”, but that goes beyond this discussion and is being directed from secret sources. As far as the “Conservative” Party government led or headed by Boris Johnson is concerned, it really has no programme at all. Rudderless.
Boris-idiot resembles the jester or court fool of the mediaeval period, who is made “King for a Day”.
Who to blame? Obviously, firstly, Boris-idiot himself. It was his ambition to be “World King”, —Prime Minister is the nearest offered by the UK— that has led him to his present rank.
I blame also the Conservative Party MPs, who supported “Boris” as party leader, thinking that he would be popular with the voters. I blame, also, the 90,000+ (out of 140,000) Conservative Party members who wanted “Boris” to be their leader.
Most of all, I blame the uncritical mass media, the scribblers and talking heads of which have been promoting “Boris” openly for about 20 years.
What of the voters themselves? Yes, they, at least those that voted for Conservative Party candidates, are also to blame, but they were misled by the msm, which promoted “Boris”, and at the same time demonized Corbyn. The Jewish lobby was a large part of that.
Still think that you live in a “free and fair” “democracy”?
Here (above) we see Peter Hitchens offering a non-solution to the problem. Abstention, while it may send a vague message of sullen resistance to the System (eg if the voter turnout is 10% rather than the usual General Election figure of 60%+), achieves nothing beyond that. The same parties (in Hitler’s words, “the dirty democratic politicians”) will fight for that 10% just as they usually do for the present 65% or 70%), ignoring the non-voters.
Any similar graph showing world “Covid-19” statistics would be even more striking, because in the world as a whole a million have died, but of course that is out of eight thousand million! One death for every eight thousand people on the Earth.
Once again, above, Hitchens has no answer except to say “don’t vote” or “vote for someone/anyone else”! Parliamentary democracy as we have known it for the past couple of centuries just does not do its job any more.
Sometimes this country (as it now is) infuriates me, often it exasperates me. “Bloody Sunday” is one example. Whatever the rights and wrongs, the fact is that those events took place nearly 49 years ago. In earlier ages, Britain (Ireland maybe not) made history, good or bad, then moved on, to make new history. These days, everything drags on forever.
It is the same with the Hillsborough football stadium thing. Yes, very sad that people died in an incident probably avoidable, yes the behaviour of some of the police and Press was wrong, but it was 31 years ago. Enough!
More tweets seen
Corbyn libel case
Jeremy Corbyn is being sued by a BBC journalist and maybe others (I have not kept up with the nonsense). I notice that Corbyn’s legal defence fund has now slowed almost to a halt, but not before it has reached (as of today) £332,803: https://uk.gofundme.com/f/47gyy-jeremy039s-legal-fund. That compares to about £318K a couple of months ago.
The mouse that roared
On my way back from, as the Americans say, running an errand, I decided to call in at a “Mole Country Store”, one of a medium-size chain of such outlets. I had only been there once or twice over the years.
They had instituted a silly “one-way” system, presumably in case someone is a plague-carrier. I went through the labyrinth without finding what I wanted, so approached one of the two cashiers, a woman in late middle age wearing a mask despite being behind a perspex screen.
I pulled my disposable facemask down to say “I am looking for…“, and that was as far as I got before the harridan barked (and that is the accurate term) “PUT YOUR FACEMASK ON PLEASE SIR!” (the “Sir” very much the kind of “Sir” sometimes tacked on by the police to some sarcastic remark, or by instructors of Army officer-cadets, as in “you will call me Sir and I shall call you Sir; the difference is that you will mean it.”…).
After a brief exchange in which it turned out that “Mole Country Store” did not have the product I wanted (I think that the old bitch was lying, in fact, in order to mess me around), I expostulated that “this is nonsense!“, as I stormed out, tearing off the mask.
There were only three customers anyway (it was much busier there a few years ago), so it may be that the place is living on borrowed time. I hope so, if that is how their serfs treat the customers. Anyway, they have just lost one customer.
I think that the sort of situation just described is one of the worst aspects of the Government-imposed nonsense of the past months. That woman is no longer a poorly-paid wage-slave in some rural store. Oh, no. She is now the guardian of publc health, who can bark at people to do this, do that etc. All sorts of nuisances, pains-in-the-whatever, and busybodies, have been emboldened and their existences somehow validated by the “lockdown”, “social distancing” and now facemask nonsense imposed by Boris-idiot and his Friends of Israel regime.
Late tweets seen
Is that woman’s face and expression that of the British police, or of what amounts to that of a merciless invader, alien and wishing harm to us? I hope not the latter, but am not very optimistic.
Looks like the rest of the country is catching up fast with long-time critics of the part-Jew public entertainer presently posing as Prime Minister.
I have been anti-“Boris” for well over a decade.
When I saw a brief part of Prime Minister’s Questions last Wednesday, “Boris” looked not so much crushed as flattened. That was not entirely because of the onslaught on him by actually rather unimpressive Angela Rayner. I think though (and last PMQs thought for the first time) that “Boris” really is, in the time-honoured phrase, now “considering his position” as Prime Minister.
As I blogged a day or two ago, “Boris” enjoyed being PM so long as it amounted to him posing as “World King” (his stated ambition when he was 8 years old). Now, he has understood that, especially in fractious times, being Prime Minister involves the storied “blood, sweat and tears”. Difficult choices and decisions. Trenchant criticism from many, including political “friends”. Nowhere to hide, most of the time. A British Prime Minister may not have to be on display as he gets dressed, unlike the Bourbon kings at their morning “levee”, but apart from that is on display most of the time.
You might think that an exhibitionist such as “Boris” would enjoy the attention which is an inevitable part of being a Prime Minister of the UK, but I apprehend that “Boris” does not like being put on the spot or questioned. Who does, actually?
Theresa May hid away as much as possible, leading to her ludicrous election speeches in 2017 to selected bunches of people in remote aircraft hangars. “Boris” has tried to hide in a fridge, in a tent, at Chequers, and elsewhere too, but his very rank now seeks him out. You cannot “work from home” as a Prime Minister. There is no home, really.
In the end, people want to be Prime Minister for one or more of several reasons: vanity; to accomplish particular things; out of a sense of duty; in order to be at the peak of executive power; malice, meaning to deny the position to others.
Boris-idiot has no ideology, no real ideas, no sense of duty, and has really only the vanity of having attained to the position, and also the sense of power, of being able to hire and fire etc.
Boris has no ideology, that much is obvious. He pretended at one time to have a kind of libertarian, “free-market”, 1960s Hong Kong-meets-Milton Friedman ideology at first; a “can-do” cartoon American self-help view of the world which indicated a total lack of self-awareness. After all, where would “Boris” be without the education (and for “education”, read “connections”) bestowed by Eton and Oxford and bought by his pushy careerist father, and family generally? Every job “Boris” messed up just led to another and another. “Boris” has never had to struggle, because family and other connections always helped him.
Any ideological sense has now left “Boris”. The one-time cartoon “libertarian” now tries to force the British people to wear facemask muzzles, to keep x-feet away from each other, to have no more than 6 people together at any one time, even at family gatherings etc. When was the last time there were such killjoy “laws” (which in fact may not even be —valid— laws)? The Second World War? The Protectorate of Oliver Cromwell?
As for free-marketism, the Boris-idiot government has prevented many businesses from operating profitably or at all, while at the same time propping up those and other businesses with public money: airlines, train companies, bus companies, restaurants, pubs, hotel chains. You name it.
All that in the name of suppressing a virus which peaked in the UK in early April of 2020, and which has been killing fewer and fewer people ever since. Yesterday, the latest figures showed about 4,000 people “testing positive” for “the virus”, most of whom showed no symptoms at all! Meanwhile, about 20 or so people died “from” (with) that virus (supposedly). 1 person dying for every 2,000 known to have the virus.
This is madness. “Boris” made the wrong call right from the start, by “locking down” (shutting down” much of the economy and almost all of our society, even churches and the House of Commons.
“Boris” was misled by the risibly misnamed “SAGE” committee (I prefer “DUMB”— Department Under Matt and Boris).
I do not blame “Boris” for making the wrong call, but I do blame him for not admitting his mistake in due time, for not stopping the “lockdown” after the first few weeks, and for not reining back the excesses of the toytown police across the country. A police state is bad, but a silly toytown police state is in some respects worse and certainly leads to a disrespect for all the institutions of society.
What are the ideas of Prime Minister “Boris”? Schoolboy fantasies of bridges across the Irish Sea, a bridge across the English Channel, of tunnels under the sea, of garden bridges across the Thames, cable-cars across the Thames (the only one that was built, but which is of little use); again, of sci-fi artificial islands, on which were to be new airports and high-tech industries. All fantasy, not thought through.
I think that I prefer the fantasies of Ludwig II of Bavaria, who at least realized some of his, leaving fairytale castles in the Alps for the wonderment of latter-day tourists. Neuschwanstein, Linderhof etc at least were built. “Boris Island”, the “Thames Garden Bridge”, the Scotland-Ireland tunnel etc, will never be.
Looking at Boris-idiot now, there is little beyond a deflated balloon. I think that, in his heart (such as it is), “Boris” knows that he is no good at being Prime Minister, and, in that heart, wants out. However, he will not want to resign in disgrace. That means that he has to keep on pretending that the “lockdown” was necessary, that the “local” lockdowns (which now cover or soon will cover much of the country) are necessary, that the fairly recent facemask-muzzling of shoppers (but not pubgoers or office workers) was and remains necessary.
“Boris” is like someone, an employee, who has bet with the money of the company and cannot leave without exposing his dishonesty and incompetence. A political Nick Leeson.
We see now that a raft of stories emerge about how “Boris” cannot live comfortably with his latest quasi-wife and latest child on the poor salary of a Prime Minister, about how crowded are their living conditions at Downing Street, how they actually have to pay something for their food and drink (!), and how they cannot even use Chequers for entertaining their friends without actually having to pay for said friends!
Can you believe it?! The bastard thinks that he cannot live easily on his salary (nearly £160,000 gross), in addition to which salary he has a free flat at Downing Street, a free country house and park at Chequers, free chauffeured transport etc.
“Boris” thinks that the public funds should pay for food and drink for himself and the “ho”, and for their friends!
This seems like a testing-the-waters for a “resigning for personal reasons”, which might include “health reasons”, i.e. that the idiot’s health has been so damaged by “the virus” that he has to step down as Prime Minister. He can then put forward a narrative such as “wounded in action” or equivalent.
No doubt he would not step down as MP, thus enabling him to keep getting the MP salary and expenses, and to scribble his cretinous rantings in the popular Press (for which he was getting £250,000+ p.a., incredibly). No doubt a book or two would also be scribbled. “My Life” and/or “My Time As Prime Minister“, “Me and the Virus” (etc).
For the first time, I thought over the past week that “Boris” might be gone within a year or so. Who then will be (“unelected”) PM, just as “Boris” was when he took over from Theresa May? Indian “clever boy” Rishi Sunak, he of the disastrous furlough payments? Somehow I doubt it. Mass unemployment, probably just around the corner, will put paid to him, probably. Another Indian, Priti Patel? Good grief! I hope not. As dense as Channel fog. What about little Matt Hancock? This is absurd now…but that is the political system we are in…
It seems that “the peasants are revolting”!
Other tweets seen today
This is good to see!
As my regular readers will know, I rarely use the lazy and inaccurate designations “Right” and “Left”. Politics and society have moved on. Look at Boris-idiot “recommending” (giving) a peerage to former Revolutionary Communist Party and more recently Brexit Party candidate, Claire Fox…
America, “Land of Freedom”…
Seems that the more “hardworking” prisoners are being kept in prison in California, contrary to express court orders, so that they can be used as slave labour doing things like fighting fires, and cleaning cars! The less amenable and probably more dangerous ones are being released, incredibly. Further, guess who argued for those “good” prisoners, mostly blacks, to be kept longer in prison so that they could slave for the State? None other than Kamala Harris, the Democratic Party candidate for Vice-President!
Well, I myself would forgo the steak, or perhaps change it for fish or shellfish, but otherwise that sounds pleasant. Maybe some roasted sunflower seeds too.
I was listening to some System propaganda yesterday on the radio. Unsure now whether it was BBC World Service (probably was) or Radio 4. The only other radio station I listen to regularly is BBC Radio 3. Anyway, that broadcast said that deaths “from” (with) “the virus” now top a million worldwide. Well even taking the million figure as accurate, that is one million out of a world population of nearly 8 BILLION, i.e. 8 thousand million. One person dead from or with “the virus” for every 8 thousand people living on Earth now (in rough figures).
There is no need for “lockdowns” (which huge harm both socially and economically), let alone facemasks.
Took a look at the statistics for 2020. So far, tens of thousands of hits from nearly 10,000 individuals. With four full months to go until the end of the year, the number of hits already exceeds the figure for 2019 by about 7%, but the best aspect is that the number of individuals has jumped by 25%. It will be interesting to see the final figures for this year.
The number of “likes” from other WordPress users is also up, but few are ever given (on anyone’s blog) anyway. I had to laugh at the number (as of today) though: 88! True… Is it synchronicity?
Most readers of blogs do not belong to the platform, whether WordPress or other, so the number of “likes” means little. Most blogs get only a few in any given month. Likewise with comments. WordPress blogs are not like social media accounts such as Twitter.
Why does one bother? It is a way of influencing society, even if in a very small way; on the other hand, “one human soul is a big audience“, which I always think was said either by St. Thomas Aquinas or St. Dominic, or maybe even St. Augustine of Hippo, but in fact I have never been able to find the citation.
Who knows who might read my blog and be influenced by it? The next young Alexander? Perhaps a young reader who, after I leave this Earth in my present incarnation, will create the new civilization which I myself, at least so far, have been unable to bring to life and power.
A few “thoughts out of season”
I am 64 years of age in a few days’ time, though I do not —usually!— feel it. Two years until I am 66, in 2022. 2022 can be expressed as a 6 (2+0+2+2), and (by one system of numerology) the number of my name (Ian Robert Millard) is 666, though I should add that I am scarcely a —let alone the—“Beast”!
Like “the stars in their courses“, I “fight on the side of the just” (an ancient Chinese saying).
2022 is the next world-historic year. The last, 33 years before 2022, was 1989, the key year in the collapse of socialism across the world. Socialism did not collapse in one year alone, of course. It had been slowly dying for decades, indeed since the previous year in that 33-year cycle, meaning 1956 (also the year of my own birth).
When I say “socialism” here, I refer to all post-1945 varieties, from the kind of social democratic idea seen in postwar UK, Sweden, New Zealand etc through to the extreme versions seen in the Soviet Union, China, Albania etc. True, China still has and is ruled by the Communist Party, but that party rules over a society completely capitalist. Yes, there are a few unimportant remnants of ruined socialism here and there: Cuba, North Korea, Venezuela (which only became notionally socialist in the 1990s, though there were socialistic elements in Venezuelan society in the 1950s and 1960s). The point is that these countries are exceptions, and poverty-stricken exceptions. The mainstream of the world has moved on from old-style socialism.
After 1989, the Soviet Union ceased to exist as a socialist state, though the Soviet Union continued in name until 1991.
After 1989 and the —superficially— unsuccessful Tiananmen Square protest, “socialism” became a figleaf covering only, just like “aristocracy” has been for a long time in UK society. Deng Xiaoping had said that no-one cared what colour was a cat, so long as it catches mice. That was why socialism had to be superseded, because as an economic model it “does not work”.
In the UK, the social democratic idea was fully espoused after the Second World War, certainly from 1956, by all three “main parties” (the two real main parties —Conservative and Labour— and the joke Liberal Party). That consensus (“democratic socialist” Labour, in existence in essence since the late 19thC, and “One Nation” Conservatism, also deriving originally from the late 19thC and Disraeli) broke down in the 1980s.
In the 1990s, the “Conservatives” travelled to a more finance-capitalist, anti-Welfare State position. “Labour” dropped “Clause 4” (which notionally committed the party to widespread nationalization —socialization— of the economy). Within a few years, after 1997, Labour had become completely “cosmopolitan finance-capitalist” under Tony Blair and the Jew Mandelson, who declared that he was “intensely relaxed about people getting filthy rich“.
While the Jew Mandelson held secret meetings with Rothschilds and “Russian” Jew oligarchs in Corfu villas and elsewhere, Attlee and Bevan rotated in their graves, and the remaining “socialist” element in Labour seethed, led by the dissident MP, Jeremy Corbyn.
Despite much talk, the “socialist” Labour element under Corbyn and, before that, Ed Miliband, was unable to struggle successfully against the Zeitgeist. The General Elections of 2015, 2017 and 2019 proved that old-style socialism is dead. That despite public disquiet at the weakening and partial dismantling of the “Welfare State”, mainly under the Conservative Party governments since 2010.
In fact, that weakening of the UK “Welfare State”, though intensified after 2010, had started long before, and was in evidence during the Blair-Brown years 1997-2010. For example, the disgraceful ATOS organization was given its first contracts not by the Conservative Party governments (2010, 2015, 2017 and 2019), but by the Labour governments of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown (1997, 2001, 2005, 2007): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atos#Atos_Healthcare.
People in the UK tend to think that policy is made by individual governments, when in fact there has always been a “deep state” element underneath, carried on in secret, or in semi-secrecy. The influence of, inter alia, freemasonry, Common Purpose, the Jew-Zionist element, the Bilderberg element etc are all part of that. Look at Welfare State policy since, say, 1997. There have been differences between and within parties, but the main themes continued beneath the surface chatter.
As we move to the next significant year, 2022, we see that neither old-style socialism/social democracy nor finance-capitalism satisfies the needs of the people. A new movement is required, both in the sense of a “party” or political organization, and in the sense of a movement in and of society.”
“For the welfare of the people is the highest law” [Cicero].
Time moves on
I found this graphic from 2018, not seen for quite a while. It was produced by the Jew-Zionist (and misnamed) “Hope Not Hate” crowd. It shows those who met (in my case, once, at a clifftop cafe, because someone thought reliable had asked me) a young Swede whose real name is said to be Patrik Hermansson, and who posed in 2017 as a Swedish student called Erik Hellberg. Personally, I think that “The Rat” suits him better, but that’s just me…
It will be noted that I was placed, as if a denizen of a contemporary “Inferno“, in the circle of the “holocaust” “deniers” [bottom right of the graphic].
I tend to be rather anti-social both in the ordinary meaning and politically. I do not mix much, in fact scarcely at all. For all that, I can see that political life has moved on in the intervening <2 years.
Some people have become more prominent (Alison Chabloz for one), others have retreated from the limelight: Jez Turner, Stead Steadman, Colin Robertson (“Millennial Woes”) etc. The London Forum is inactive. The “alt-Right” in the USA (as far as I can tell —I do not keep up with all that in detail) has developed a sharper edge, it seems.
The graphic does not of course purport to be a comprehensive map of the “nationalist” side of UK/US politics. As for the work of “The Rat”, he was wasting his time. His paymasters at “Hope Not Hate” eventually produced a film, but it sank like a stone. I think (not sure) that it did get a screening on Channel 4 or Channel 5 around midnight one evening, and the same in Belgium and Sweden. I myself cannot recall seeing it.
The most interesting aspect of that graphic is what is not there: “lone wolves” in the UK and elsewhere, German rural-sanctuary nationalists and national socialists, those setting up a mini-ethnostate in the Pacific North West of the USA etc.
In fact, the behaviour of the pseudo-socialists and “antifa” idiots really highlights the sheer bankruptcy of their socio-political position or stance. They beg to be masked, muzzled, controlled, restricted by the State. They have nothing at all to offer in terms of policy or a way forward for society.
You see the same phenomena in the UK, the “anti-racist” and “antifa” types whose life revolves around trolling people on Twitter, saying negative things about those they deem “fascist” or “neo-Nazi” etc. They know nothing, have no real ideology, and put forward no programme of their own. Politically irrelevant.
…and look [below] at these idiots, sitting talking while wearing facemask muzzles! Complete idiots. This really is a ******* farce, but most people are too polite or too compliant or too brainwashed to say anything!
Listened to BBC Radio 4 Profile about Dido Harding: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dido_Harding. Sounds like she is the sort of person who gets into highly paid positions (eg at Talk Talk, where she was paid millions for failure) because of whom she knows rather than what she knows (or does). A modified and female example of the Peter Principle [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_principle], except that she has been appointed to her present position having serially failed in others. Pathetic country, pathetic government.
The fat man in his muzzle is [update: tweet gone] typical of the aggressive and/or mentally-disturbed facemask zealots who have been emboldened by the ludicrous fake “law” being misused by Boris-idiot, little Matt Hancock, Cressida Dick etc.
Below, “antifa” gassed! I’m lovin’ it (even though I think that Trump is completely unfit for public office)!
Hitchens is right as far as he goes, but fails, once again, to point out that Boris-idiot’s most significant characteristics come not from his few years at Eton (or Oxford) but from the fact that he is part-Jew, part-Turk/Levantine, born in New York City, brought up as child in Washington DC, New York and in Brussels. He is at least half-foreign, in short. Of course “Boris” is not really English in attitude, because he is not really English!
It's not 'paying for the virus'. It's paying for the lockdown policies that many of us never wanted, agreed to, or believed were necessary.
Most NHS doctors are saying nothing because, quite simply, just as Aneurin Bevan said that he had overcome the opposition of the BMA and doctors to the establishment of the NHS by “stuffing their mouths with gold” (relatively high salaries and the chance to do private work on the side etc), Boris-idiot and little Matt Hancock have stuffed the mouth of today’s NHS doctors with more gold, via immediate 4.5% pay rises for less work done…
Hitchens may or may not be aware of it, but Americans have always treated their prisoners, especially political prisoners and/or prisoners of war, very badly. Those suspected of being involved in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln were kept muzzled and with hoods over their heads for months in some cases.
Indian “clever boy”, Rishi Sunak, who was briefly touted as a future UK Prime Minister when he started throwing money around to ameliorate the effects of his own government’s policies, established the “eat out to help out” programme. 50% off, up to £10 a head, I believe. Well, I just heard anecdotal evidence:
A lady I know went to a seaside cafe/restaurant one morning recently. Her purchase was modest, a single cup of coffee. When she went to pay (£2.20), she was told that she only had to pay £1.10 because of that scheme. A woman also waiting to pay then chimed in to the effect that her family now dined out three times a week because it made eating out almost as cheap as eating in.
Well, that lady whose family use restaurants three times a week and get a discount for it may enjoy the scheme, but the whole thing is being paid for by the public as a whole; by the poor too, who may not pay much in income tax but who certainly pay VAT and, if employed, National Insurance.
Why should the people as a whole pay to subsidize the cafe visits and restaurant excursions of the rich, the affluent and the comfortably-off? Like so many government policies now, there is just no logic and no justice behind it.
A very striking piece of architecture, quite exciting, and I do not hate it as much as tweeter “Western Traditionalist”, but I hear what he (or she) says. It is a symptom of cultural decadence, for sure.
As for the “architecture” below, that really is just disgusting, and should be demolished or destroyed.
Presumably a representation of some organ of the human body (?), or maybe some sea-creature, plonked down in the midst of what seems to be a town in Southern Germany: