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Diary Blog, 24 May 2022, with something about lost railways, and more on the Ukraine situation

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[Waffen SS contingent welcomed by Dutch citizens, 1940]

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Industrial archaeology

Well put together and narrated.

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Escalation in the Black Sea

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10847419/Royal-Navy-escort-ships-carrying-Ukrainian-grain-Black-Sea.html:

Britain is co-ordinating with its allies on a potential plan to send warships to the Black Sea port of Odesa to offer a protective escort to ships exporting Ukrainian grain.

  • Britain, NATO and other nations could create a ‘protective’ corridor to Odesa
  • It would allow Ukraine to export large amounts of grain needed worldwide 
  • Denmark meanwhile announced it will send US-made missiles to Ukraine
  • The Boeing Harpoon missiles could help Ukraine to deliver long-distance strikes 
  • The Russian war in Ukraine has exacerbated a global food crisis

The plan would see allied navies clear the area around the southern port of Russian mines before protecting freight ships carrying the vital produce from Putin’s warships according to The Times.

Long-range missiles will also be deployed to deter any Russian attempts to sabotage the corridor.

[Daily Mail].

This is mad, and carries with it obvious dangers, both of direct conflict between forces of NATO and Russia, and also that the Russians will increase attacks on Odessa itself, to destroy the port area and perhaps the whole city. Odessa is the third-largest city of Ukraine.

It would be tragic were Odessa, a beautiful city in large parts (look on Google Earth or elsewhere), as well as one with a history going back 2,000 years, to be destroyed. See also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odessa.

[Odessa, c.1900]
[Odessa, 2020]
[part of the harbour area of Odessa in 1960, when it was the largest port of the Soviet Union]
[Chaika —“Seagull”— Beach, Odessa]
[Passage Galleries, Odessa, akin to Leadenhall Market or Burlington Arcade in London, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, or GUM in Moscow]
[Odessa Archaeological Museum]

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This worldwide situation is not straightforward but, in part, is the New World Order [NWO] and ZOG [Zionist Occupation Governments] in opposition to states not part, or so much part, of that (notably, Russia).

That Shaun Walker (Guardian drone) seems to have missed the way British TV reporters are often seen dressed and accoutred these days.

Journalists for major msm orgs are often pretty ignorant. I recall encountering an American in 1988, the only other customer in the rather nice marble-floored cafe at the old Warsaw Airport (the terminal I knew was remodelled in the 1990s, then demolished and rebuilt a number of years ago, the new one being finished in 2015).

Not many people were travelling from Warsaw —or to it— on that dark and snowy evening in mid-December 1988.

The American (I strongly suspect Jew) turned out to be the Newsweek correspondent for not only Poland but the whole of Eastern Europe, though based in Bonn, then capital of West Germany.

Conversation revealed that said American knew little about Poland, even as compared to me, and I myself was little more than a casual visitor who had been there a few times.

Also, imagine the idea— the whole of Eastern Europe covered by one unimpressive “journalist” who did not even live in the region!

The readers of the American news magazines, UK/US newspapers, and the audience for TV reports, give the reporters more credence than they usually deserve.

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There are two sides to almost every story.

I have driven past there a few times, though quite a few years ago. Picturesque.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10846969/Winter-deaths-Covid-no-worse-flu.html

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[Ukraina Hotel, Moscow, where I myself stayed in 1993]

“Ostalgie”

I am at present about halfway through reading The Stasi Files: East Germany’s Secret Operations Against Britain, by Anthony Glees, which was published in 2003.

Just saw this hearsay comment (somewhere else):

The nostalgia referred to is called Ostalgie in German. Ost means East and Nostalgie means Nostalgia. Well, East Germany is still behind the Western part of the country, sadly. And the Ostalgie is there for a reason. I once talked to a man, an Ossie, a former East Berliner. In 2010 he told me: “I used to have one job. I couldn’t go where I wanted, for example Paris or London. But I could go on vacation to Prague, Budapest and the East-German and Polish coasts. We always went on summer holidays. Now, I have two jobs, and I barely make enough money to sustain myself. I can’t go anywhere these days. I haven’t been on a holiday for over 20 years now.”

Again, every story has at least two sides. The repression noted by the author of the book I am presently reading was real, but that was not the whole story, just as a picture of happy, perhaps wealthy, Americans enjoying the surf in Southern California is not the whole story about the USA.

I myself only saw the DDR/East Germany for a couple of days (in the summer of 1988). Not a terribly good impression (I have blogged on or around it in the past) but I have seen worse.

I sometimes wonder whether the East German rulers would not have been better to allow more travel to the West, and to allow their citizens to stay and work there at will. They might have found that quite a few returned, in the end, if given more freedom to come and go.

Of course, the drain of population East-West from 1945-1961 (1961 being when the Wall went up) was part of the reason, to stop that drain, but the Wall was a propaganda coup for the West. How could it not be? What kind of state needs to imprison its citizens? Etc.

The same factors might have been true of the Soviet Union.

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As usual, poor Brits are last in line; as usual, those who give nothing are first to be given whatever.

Three guesses what kind of “anti-racists” will be organizing and influencing this nonsense? That’s right— “them” (((them))).

Every. Single. Time.

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Diary Blog, 21 May 2022

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On this day a year ago

Saturday quiz

Well, this week, political journalist John Rentoul scored only 4/10, but I did little better at 5/10; one of my worst efforts. I did not know the answers to questions 1, 2, 5, 9, and 10, and though I did get the answer to question 7, it was a pure guess (having said that, I really knew the answer to question 1 but, by reason of tiredness, could not bring it to mind).

Britain 2022

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10838787/The-cancelled-arts-lecturer-dared-use-phrase-dreaded-Meghan-Zoom-tutorial.html

Boris-idiot

I happened to see on TV a minute of some meaningless speech by the part-Jew, part-Levantine liar and chancer currently posing as Prime Minister.

One often hears that “all politicians are liars“, with which view I do not agree anyway, at least not un-nuanced, but even in the ranks of what Hitler called “dirty democratic politicians“, “Boris” Johnson stands out as a liar on an epic level of untruthfulness.

What does “Boris” sell? Hope? Not really. Just a vague “it will all be OK” nothingness. There is not even any skill to his untruthfulness. It is the lying of the con-man whose victims really know that they are being conned.

In the speech, of which I saw and heard a short TV clip, “Boris” emitted words empty of meaning, belief, or even basic plausibility. He is someone who (contrary to what was said about him by the sycophantic msm years ago) has little real culture or education, or even intelligence.

The prime ministers of the past certainly varied in ability, culture, and intelligence, but most of them, in retrospect, were at least plausible as real prime ministers. Take the 1960s/1970s: Macmillan, Douglas-Home, Harold Wilson, Edward Heath, Wilson (again, by then in poor health), Callaghan, and finally Margaret Thatcher. All very different inter se, but all able to lay claim to at least some genuine weight. What a contrast to Boris-idiot.

Incidentally, I noticed that that TV report showed “Boris” either arriving or leaving somewhere. Surrounded by guards. At least half a dozen; I think maybe seven or eight. Very indicative of the fact that not a few people would like to have a go at him. Again, a huge contrast with the past.

Look at the picture below: September 1966, and Prime Minister Harold Wilson is holidaying modestly in the Scilly Isles. Accompanying him at the quayside at Hugh Town, St. Mary’s (island) is one solitary bodyguard (almost out of shot, at right), pistol concealed under a jumper tied around his waist in cricketing style.

[Prime Minister Harold Wilson, 1966, Hugh Town, Scilly Isles. Always willing to pose with members of the public, even those without a vote. I am the (just)10 year-old boy on the far left of the photograph]

Wilson was far from universally-popular. In the area where my family lived (Berkshire/Oxfordshire border) he was pretty well disliked, to say the least. Not despised though (by most), I think, and no-one (as far as I know) wanted to attack him physically, or assassinate him.

People in the 1960s might not all have supported, or even trusted, Wilson, but few would think that he was nothing but a total incompetent, who had lied outright to become PM, and then continued to do so while in office, and while accomplishing absolutely nothing.

Now look again at fake “Boris”.

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That kind of criticism of Basic Income always comes from those who have never been desperate for a few pounds, and/or those who have never been angry at being stuck in the Kafka-esque bureaucratic snoop-state which is the world of the DWP.

…which is why System creatures such as Denis MacShane (fraudulent ex-MP, Jewish-lobby puppet) oppose proportional representation— it is too democratic.

There have been growing parallels, since the late 1960s or early 1970s, between Britain and the society of Weimar Germany in the 1920s. Not exact parallels in all areas, but enough to make one think.

Why would Russia use as a weapon something that leaves 90% of those infected alive and soon-recovered?

There’s one answer only, but one cannot promote it online…

Interesting railway history documentary

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In other words, a pseudo-elected tyranny, with part-Jew, part-Levantine criminal “Boris” as pathetic yet sinister tyrant.

Had the GRU and other Russian state organs done their job properly, Zelensky and his cabal would have been eliminated days before any Russian troops crossed the artificial frontier.

1928 in the Soviet Union: the calm before the storm.

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Diary Blog, 24 April 2022

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On this day a year ago

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Angela Rayner is not only as thick as two short planks, but also was photographed together with Jewish-lobby puppet Starmer, both down on their knees in fealty to the “Black Lives Matter” nonsense.

There is now no, or virtually no, peaceful electoral road for white European people.

Dystopian dream

Had a slightly disturbing dream (in fact not unusual for me), involving rather dystopian landscapes, cities, and society, as well as Vichy France, oddly enough. My “takeaway” from that was the (perhaps not hugely original, and it had in fact often come to mind in the past) that societies could be numbered 1-5 (or more) on a scale of evil and/or repression.

On that basis, a “normal” pseudo-democratic society of the 19th-21st centuries might be a “1” (some repression is almost inevitable in any civilized society of the present era) or even “0” (though it is hard to think of any), whereas the “Killing Fields” Cambodia or “Kampuchea” of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge in the late 1970s might be a “5” [see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khmer_Rouge#Life_under_the_Khmer_Rouge], as might the regime instituted by the Isis barbarians in the Middle East not very long ago [see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_State].

No doubt it is possible that future societies might descend in behaviour to a “6” or “7”, while others might be able to maintain themselves at “0”, societies in which individual rights and the good of the collective would be not simply in balance, but in harmony, the individual freely choosing the path of conscience, and that choice never conflicting with —and in fact upholding and promoting— the goals of the collective society.

Ukraine

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/apr/24/the-awful-truth-is-dawning-putin-may-win-in-ukraine-the-result-would-be-catastrophe

Looks as though at least one msm scribbler has started to wake up to the fact that Russia may prevail in the present conflict. Readers of this blog will know that that has always been my view, though not the writer’s further comment that that would some kind of disaster (beyond the immediate and terrible destruction and hurt caused) .

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Ecce the deracinated Brit plebs, who do not care that their country, and all Europe, and the European-descended world, is sliding to destruction, so long as “their” football club (owned, probably, by a cosmopolitan Jew, and with most players black, Middle Eastern, North African, or some mixture) is doing well in some league or other; or so long as the “England” team (probably mostly non-white) is playing well in some bloody tournament somewhere in the world.

Cannon-fodder for globalized finance-capitalism.

Globalist puppets.

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Diary Blog, 23 April 2022

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[German tanks fighting near Kiev, 1943]

On this day a year ago

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Saturday quiz

Well, this week I soundly trounced political journalist John Rentoul, who scored a miserable 3/10. I scored 8/10. I did not know the answers to questions 1 and 8.

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Exactly what I have been blogging for months now.

Boris-idiot has latched onto Ukraine as a kind of sub-Falklands Factor, to distract from his hopeless handling of pretty much everything in domestic British politics. The cunning Jew, Zelensky, is playing “Boris” for all he is worth. £500M in military aid, missiles, tanks (all gratis), “refugee” hospitality etc etc.

If Britain (either directly or in effect, via Poland) gives tanks to the Kiev regime, the UK is pretty close to being in a war with Russia which, though at present still a cold war, might well result in a hot war before very long.

Russia, if willing to use all its power, cannot “lose” in Ukraine. For example, were it to use tactical and/or battlefield nuclear weapons. Thus it can be seen that for the UK and USA to funnel arms to the Kiev regime is merely to prolong and intensify the agony of the Ukrainian civilians and their companion animals (which latter is not a “small” matter, as some believe; some apparently small matters are, spiritually, of great importance).

He should be flogged.

When you look at the clowns in charge of both the Government and, in places, NHS, it is unsurprising that nothing works properly.

If Macron wins that semi-rigged election in France, it will be a situation of (to paraphrase the famous Sun headline of 1992), “it was the w*gs wot won it!“…

No less than 17% of the officially-noted population of France are non-white: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/France#Ethnic_groups. Few of those will vote for Marine le Pen. The votes of the supposedly socialist Melenchon (22% in the first round, third-placed; knocked out) are mostly those of non-French (i.e. non-white) voters. Melenchon himself is only French by (partial) upbringing— his parents are Spanish and Spanish/Sicilian, and he lived in Morocco until aged 11.

Most of the Melenchon voters will either vote Macron (to stop Marine le Pen), or will abstain, in this second round. Thus the French people will —probably— be cheated.

Births to ethnic non-French are booming; births to French people declining. This election may be the last chance the French people have to save themselves by ordinary, “lawful” methods, and I fear that, like the Brits, Germans, and others, they will fluff it.

Not that I think hugely highly of Marine le Pen, who even has Jews advising her (and undermining her), but she at least seems to value the heritage of France and of Europe, as compared to Zionist puppet Macron.

Europe may have to be destroyed and remade.

Alison Chabloz

Latest news from the camp of satirical singer-songwriter Alison Chabloz, presently imprisoned for, in effect, singing a song about the Charles Dickens character, the Jew Fagin, and also for making a few comments about Zionist Jews on Internet podcasts (the host of one of which podcast has also been imprisoned, though not because of anything Alison said on his show): Alison Chabloz remains at Bronzefield Prison, though it seems that an appeal against both conviction and sentence is in train, as is a renewed application for bail pending appeal.

When or if I receive further news, I shall publish it on the blog. Previous recent blog posts give details of how to send cards, letters, paperback books, and small sums of money to Alison at the prison.

[Alison Chabloz]

Freedom of expression on political, social, religious, scientific, and historical issues, inter alia, should never be criminalized.

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Is there no way of removing Jacinda Ardern from office?

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Diary Blog, 13 April 2022, with latest thoughts on Ukraine etc

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[Compton Wynyates, Warwickshire]

On this day a year ago

“French” Jews form front organization against Marine le Pen

https://www.jpost.com/diaspora/article-703944

Would be interesting if Arab/North African voters resident in France, and who mostly vote for Melenchon, were to take this as a signal to vote for Marine le Pen in the second, or run-off, round. That might assure her victory. Very ironic, like a Greek tragedy. Or should that be comedy?

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The migration-invasion shuttle is now relentless, ferrying blacks and browns across to the UK every single day.

Weird little Jew (at one time apparently some kind of SIS/MI6 gopher) with a ridiculous wig on his skull, and he is actually an MP…

When you see what sort of persons are now MPs, you can really start to comprehend just how sick this system is…

[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Fabricant]

Monkeyworld.

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Ukraine

[Daily Mail map showing the state of play as of 12 April 2022]

The latest news is that 1,000 Ukrainian fighters have surrendered in Mariopol. Russian forces have all but taken those southern hold-out cities.

As blogged previously, the strategy now is probably to go north from the Russian-held Sea of Azov littoral, to push to and/or through Zaporozhye and Dnipro [former Dnepropetrovsk] and then north again, to meet with Russian forces pushing south/southwest from the Kharkov and Izyum areas.

As previously blogged, if the Russians can draw a line —and hold a line— approximately Kharkov-Dnipro-Zaporozhye, then all Ukrainian forces east of that line are doomed. Once that happens, attention can again turn to both Kiev and Odessa.

Independent American journalist in Ukraine and Russia

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Ha ha! Far be it from me to defend Boris-idiot, but irony and hypocrisy are certainly not dead in this country! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Bryant; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Bryant#Expenses_claims_scandal; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Bryant#Personal_life.

Alison Chabloz

Readers of the blog may be aware that persecuted singer-songwriter and satirist, Alison Chabloz, will be sentenced tomorrow (Thursday 14 April 2022) for having supposedly contravened the notoriously poor Communications Act 2003, s.127. She has posted the following:

https://alisonchabloz.com/2022/04/13/last-post/

[Alison Chabloz]

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Diary Blog, 10 April 2022, with thoughts about autarky in Russia

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[St. Petersburg during the 1905 uprising]

On this day a year ago

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More accurately, both NATO and the EU are distinct but connected components of the Western power matrix as it now is. The New World Order/Zionist Occupation Government [“NWO/ZOG”] matrix.

Ukraine situation

[Daily Mail map showing the state of play in the east/southeast of Ukraine as of 9 April 2022]

It seems that Russian forces have withdrawn not only from the Kiev area but from the area north of Kiev generally. Without taking Kiev, there is no real victory, no matter what else happens.

It seems now that the Russian strategic aims in the short term are to secure and hold the Donbass area, encircle and capture or destroy the Ukrainian forces there, then to push from the north (Kharkov area), the south, and the east, creating a line broadly Kharkov-Dnipro [former Dnepropetrovsk] and down to, or linking with, Russian forces already occupying the Sea of Azov littoral.

If the Russians can do all that, then (once Dnipro and Zaporozhye are taken or besieged) they will have about a fifth of Ukraine (half of Ukraine east of the Dnieper) under their control.

In other news, it seems that the UK is sending anti-ship missiles to Odessa. If Russian ships start to be sunk from Odessa, then it is not unlikely that the response will be swift and brutal. The city of Odessa may be completely destroyed by missiles and artillery if the Russian Black Sea Fleet comes under serious attack. Very sad from the historical and aesthetic point of view (and, of course, the humanitarian one).

It looks as though the Russians are degrading the Ukrainian fuel reserves and supply lines. Without fuel, the Kiev regime forces will become little more mobile than the armies of Napoleon and Wellington.

Ammunition continues to run out for the Ukrainian forces.

Despite msm reports etc, this still looks like a winnable military situation for Russia, in the short to medium term. I read today that (as predicted in this blog) Russia is now calling up recently-active reserves, i.e. former soldiers who are still reasonably “current”.

Politically, of course, and in terms of public relations, this Ukraine adventure has been disastrous for Russia, not because of the invasion as such, but because of how it was so badly planned and executed. Also, because of how unsuccessful it has been, overall. Pathetic, and terrible in all ways.

Autarky in Russia

I have blogged previously about how some leading 20thC thinkers saw the future of Russia: Rudolf Steiner and Valentin Tomberg in particular. About how Russia would eventually bring into being the next world age, the 6th Post-Atlantean Age, from about 3,500 AD: see, e.g. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudolf_Steiner; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentin_Tomberg; https://rudolfsteinerquotes.wordpress.com/2019/10/09/the-sixth-post-atlantean-epoch-of-culture-will-be-more-spiritual-3/; https://www.wellspringbookshop.co.uk/articles/the-war-of-all-against-all/.

I have often thought how Russia needs a degree of isolation in order for the seed of that future age not to be poisoned by whatever now exists in the world, centred on “the West”, meaning on North America, Britain, and then western and central continental Europe.

Ironically, it now appears that it is the West itself which is sending Russia into that isolation, via economic and cultural sanctions.

The idea of autarky (self-sufficiency)[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autarky] has found favour in Russia in recent decades, notably in the writings of Alexander Dugin [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleksandr_Dugin].

Russia is one of the few countries in the world which can, if necessary, do without the rest of the world, in economic terms. 72 times the size of the UK, and 2-3 times the size of the USA (depending on whether Alaska is included), Russia has the land, the climatic zones, the varied natural and human resources, to make autarky work.

Russia could create an entirely different form of human society. It tried and failed already, with Marxism-Leninism, but that was building houses of straw. On another basis, such an attempt can succeed.

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The once-mighty French Socialist Party…2.1%. UK Labour should take a look at that. That is what happens when you do not really have opposing policies behind the surface rhetoric.

All of the Zemmour vote will go to Marine le Pen in the second round, putting her around 31%, with another 19-20 points to make up from somewhere. It is possible.

Look at the big picture: Marine le Pen around 24%, Melenchon around 20%, Zemmour around 6% The three most radical candidates scoring together over 50% of the vote.

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“Boris”-idiot must love the Ukraine (war). He can now once again play the Poundland Churchill, and pretend that the ever-greater problems at home do not exist— inflation, cost of living, cost of housing, lack of housing, mass immigration, migration-invasion, finance-capitalist exploitation, violent crime etc.

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Diary Blog, 3 April 2022

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On this day a year ago

Huge amount of blank space(s) where Twitter has expunged tweets, and often also “cancelled” tweeters, over the past year.

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At present it seems that Russia is abandoning any attempt to take Kiev, but only the capture of Kiev will signal —even a bitter and perhaps Pyrrhic— “victory” in this invasion that has become a war.

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…or, as the text says, Normandy.

What matters, of course, is not geography but nationality, in the ethnic sense.

No…

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[street scene, East Berlin, 1970s]

Diary Blog, 31 March 2022, with latest thoughts on Ukraine, and some personal reminiscence about a road trip to Turkey

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[Odessa Airport, in immediately post-Soviet times; there is now a new international terminal; the terminal shown is now the VIP terminal]

On this day a year ago

Still clapping?

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-10670001/SARAH-VINE-heart-maternity-care-tragedy-extreme-ideology.html.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-10670345/STEPHEN-GLOVER-admit-theres-rotten-heart-NHS-scandals-wont-stop.html

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10667779/Devastated-parents-given-bittersweet-victory-damning-report-lays-bare-NHS-maternity-scandal.html.

Memories of the Strait of Gallipoli

I remember well driving down the deserted Gallipoli Peninsula in April 2001, eventually reaching the ferry across from the collection of small buildings on that side, to what is now called Canakkale, the town on the other side of the water. Darkness was about to fall as we drove, with only a handful of other cars, motorbikes, and small trucks, onto the deck of the ferry.

[the Canakkale ferry]

I see from the Daily Mail report that the —I presume— now-superseded ferry crossing took 90 minutes. In my memory, the crossing took only about 30 minutes, which shows how faulty memory can be, I suppose.

[the very recently opened Canakkale Bridge, Turkey]

The return journey, three months later, in July of 2001, and in a very hot daytime, was considerably busier; the small ferry was full of cars, though mostly Turkish. As mentioned, I had driven in April from the UK to Turkey (eventually to Mediterranean Turkey), but only a very few foreigners from Western Europe then did that (and maybe few do even in 2022).

I spent about 3 days in Canakkale in April 2001; a large town, though not busy at that time of year (it was rather cold, with even a dusting of snow on the ground one day, and drizzly another day).

Canakkale, Turkey, in a more recent year]

See also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dardanelles

I suppose that most if not all traffic will now use that impressive bridge.

21 years ago. It seems almost like a different life…

Ukraine

I read that, for the first time, a Ukrainian missile has destroyed an arms storage area in Russia itself, at Belgorod, some 50 miles inside Russian territory. That certainly plays into the hands of Putin, who makes the point, at least impliedly, that Moscow is only 300 miles from Ukraine at the nearest point.

We read in the Western msm that Russian troops are pulling back from some areas near Kiev (or, as BBC, Sky etc have decided to call it, “Keeev“).

Kiev is essential to the outcome of this invasion which has become a war. Failing to secure Kiev means, pretty much, losing the war, especially for Putin and Russia.

If the Russian plan was (as I think, and suggested, was the case) to take over at least both Ukraine east of the river Dnieper, and the littoral areas of Ukraine on and near the Black Sea and Sea of Azov coasts, i.e. about a third to a half of the entire country, then Kiev had and has to be taken, because a. it is the accepted capital of Ukraine; b. it is the largest city (3 million inhabitants, pre-invasion); c. it sits on the river Dnieper between the east and west of Ukraine.

If Putin really does stick just with the two regions of the southeast centred on Donetsk and Lukhansk, or even those regions and also the eastern cities (the largest by far being Kharkov), then Russia has, despite any gained territory, lost this war.

Putin and Russia can only succeed if Kiev is taken and held, if all eastern Ukraine is taken (and held), and if all coastal areas (including the city of Odessa) are taken and held.

What should have been and could have been a swift operation lasting maybe a week, and resulting in both an easy victory and in little loss of life, with the Jewish regime of Zelensky eliminated, and a new government installed, has become a bloody, painful, and horrible mess because the Russian General Staff failed, because the GRU failed, because the SVR failed, and because the organization of Russia’s vast army has been shown to be sluggish, shambolic, and unfit for duty. The same seems to be true of many of the Russian soldiers.

Stalin would have shot a hundred senior military and intelligence officers by now.

This brings into question the whole nature of the “Putinist” regime in Russia. The old Soviet Union was dying in the 1980s (“the Soviet knight dying inside his rusting armour“, so to speak), but even so still functioned.

Yeltsin’s chaotic regime, which I myself saw at first hand in the Moscow of 1993, permitted the (mainly) Jew oligarchs to exploit the bejesus out of Russia. Putin came in as national leader in 1999, and since then has in many respects improved life in Russia from what it was under Yeltsin, and also upgraded the armed forces. What Putin has not been able to do is to formulate an ideology that goes beyond Great-Russian nationalism.

The “Putinist” facade of ideology, following on from Soviet Marxism-Leninism, and also following the crazed and chaotic crony-capitalism under Yeltsin, is a mere pastiche: some Great-Russian nationalism, a bit of Russian Orthodox traditional religion, a more statist form of crony-capitalism, a bit of Western consumerism; a bit of this, a bit of that.

When push came to shove, the ideological emptiness at the core of Putinism was unable to withstand any pressure. Look at the stories coming out of Ukraine: soldiers deserting, with their weapons (including a tank!), and for money and a passport out; soldiers having to loot grocery stores because they are not fed; ill-discipline generally.

Even if some of the stories are Kiev-regime propaganda, not all are. Morale in the invading army is obviously at rock-bottom, and the lack of any proper ideology is central to what must be seen as near-failure to complete the mission in Ukraine.

The death, hurt, and destruction now being inflicted on civilians and their companion animals (and their homes) is quite sickening, and need never have happened.

Having said all that, Russia can still at least complete the outline of this invasion. It must now either take or destroy the cities of the east and south now being besieged. With extra armies brought from reserves, it must be possible to take most of those cities almost intact; how much more fuel, food, and ammunition can the defenders have?

Once Russia has secured the major cities and rural sections of the east and south, it can move on blockaded Odessa (the third-largest city after Kiev and Kharkov) and then, with the entire east and south secured, on Kiev itself.

Everything would be easier for Russia if Zelensky himself could be located and either captured or eliminated. Why was that, in the pre-invasion period, not prioritized and carried out by the GRU or SVR?

Even if Russia prevails, it will now be a bitter victory, and a bitter harvest, but the alternative is for Russia to lose, and that will be followed at some point by the fall of Putin, and by a Russia in chaos again, bearing in mind the Western sanctions.

Russia needs to find a new ideology in which it can believe.

Russia in Ukraine needs to make some game-changing moves. Soon.

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What a shock. Not.

What sign shows most clearly how screwed the UK is, and is becoming?

The fact that part-Jew chancer and liar “Boris”-idiot was ever made MP, Cabinet minister, and now Prime Minister?

The fact that the sheep-population accepted, most of them, the “Covid” police state, facemask nonsense etc?

The fact that the sheep-population will not do anything serious to protest against, stlll less stop, the black/brown migration invasion (even to the extent of voting for anti-immigration candidates)?

The fact that many, perhaps most, Brits seem to think that Ukraine is somehow allied to the UK, and that the corrupt Jewish regime there is somehow worth supporting, or even going to war on behalf of?

The fact that there is, really, no Parliamentary Opposition now?

How about the fact that, by maybe as early as 2040, the UK will probably be majority non-white?

You choose…

Of course Blair still wants it. He’s evil, and a creature of Evil.

I raised the question about Kiev-regime treatment of Russian prisoners days if not weeks ago, and about how Western journalists seemed not even to be asking “where are you keeping your prisoners?“.

Jamie Wallis

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10667135/Tory-MP-comes-trans-Bridgend-MP-Jamie-Wallis-says-raped.html

A very unsuitable person to be an MP, or in any position of responsibility. Now being treated as some kind of “hero” (or should that be “heroine”?) because of his adherence to the “trans” stuff, but look at his record of dishonesty! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamie_Wallis#Career_before_politics.

The House of Commons is now a kind of Augean Stable…

I doubt that I am the only British citizen downright angry at the collection of idiots, corrupt criminals, mediocrities, foreign agents, moneygrubbers —and simple fuck-ups— now sitting on the benches of both houses of Parliament.

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Some of the women of those days also certainly had style.

Ha ha!

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Import the blacks and browns, import their behaviours and ethics…

When a country’s “elite” are like that ridiculous creature, can it last long?

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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veselin_Stoyanov]
[Bled Castle, Slovenia]

Diary Blog, 22 March 2022

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On this day a year ago

Censorship: It will be seen that a number of tweets cited by me in that blog post a year ago are now expunged by the Twitter organization. Freedom of expression is all but dead in the UK now. The Jew-Zionist element is behind much of that.

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As I have been blogging recently, the Russians are still, though very gradually, “winning” in Ukraine, appalling though the human cost is on both sides.

If you were only to see the usual BBC/Sky (etc) propaganda “news”, you might imagine that the Russian forces are “losing” this small-ish and very unpleasant war. However, the reality is that, albeit at huge cost in every way, Russian forces still just about hold the initiative.

In brief, the Russians have a large air force, only part of which is presently engaged in Ukraine; the Kiev regime now has no air force left. The Russians have a large navy, part of which (including what is or used to be called the Black Sea Fleet) is now blockading the Black Sea coast and the coast of the Sea of Azov, and is executing a blockade of the third-largest city in Ukraine, Odessa; the Kiev regime has no fleet. The Russian Army is huge, is only partly in the Ukraine-area theatre, and has thousands of tanks and other armoured vehicles; the Ukrainian Army consists of mostly outdated armour, and a mass of infantry.

The Ukrainian forces can use the donated Western weaponry (anti-tank weapons, ground-to-air infantry missiles) to inflict damage on Russian tanks and planes, but Russian forces also have such weapons, and have reportedly destroyed most of the Turkish-made drones operated by the Ukrainian forces.

We see no large-scale counter-offensives by the Ukrainian forces. Probably they are short of fuel and ammunition. There was no attack at all, it seems, on the 40-mile-long convoy north of Kiev. Had the Kiev regime a functioning air force, there would have been an attack.

As previously blogged, the Ukrainian strategy seems to be to turn major and some other cities into fortresses, stop the Russians from storming them, and at the same time equip as many soldiers as possible with the donated Western hardware.

I have seen no information as to where the bulk of Ukrainian forces are located. I presume, in Kiev, in the south-eastern region, and also in the so-far not invaded west of the country.

As I have written previously, the Russians are waging war in an almost mediaeval way on the Ukrainian-held cities: encirclement, bombardment, starvation. Eventually, unless those cities are relieved from without, which seems very unlikely, they will fall. God only knows what will by then be the condition of the civilians forced to endure the sieges.

Once Russian forces have encircled the main cities, and thus trapped not only the civilians but also Ukrainian military forces, they can roam relatively freely throughout at least the east and south of Ukraine.

Kiev must remain, psychologically, the main target for the Russians. If they have sufficient force to contain the other major cities of the east and south, surplus forces can be committed to Kiev, with the idea of either tightening the siege, or (later) storming the capital.

We should not forget the size of the country. Krivoy Rog or Kryvyi Rih is well over 200 miles south/southeast from Kiev, and Krivoy Rog is nowhere near taken, or even approached as yet. Kharkov is a similar distance from Kiev, to the east.

Usually, commanders would be concerned about lateral attacks on such long lines of approach, but I doubt whether the Ukrainian Army has the overall wherewithal for such attacks, except on the small and local scale.

Putin is not going to back down. While I doubt that he will use chemical or biological weapons (as claimed by the msm), he may eventually use even more destructive conventional methods and weapons than seen in use so far.

The West is “helping” the Kiev regime by supplying advanced weaponry, but not the weaponry that might actually make a difference to the end result— planes, tanks, heavy artillery etc. The present ordnance being supplied only prolongs the agony of the civilian population, by prolonging the war.

It seems very much at present as though the Russian (expected, by me at least) “victory” over the Kiev regime will echo that of Rome over Carthage. I think that it was Tacitus who remarked, about the fall of, and levelling of, Carthage, that “they created a desert, and called it peace“…

What a horrible mess.

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The basic biosecurity police state legal structure is in place now, and can be triggered any time in the future that the ZOG tyrants decide.

The payments concerned were in the USA, but we see all over the Western world this basic dishonesty around “Covid” and the “panicdemic” narrative, and as seen also in the “climate change” narrative, the “refugee” and mass immigration narratives etc. Same overall stable.

It goes beyond that. Soon, 99.9% of UK citizens will be able to be tracked everywhere they go, 24/7. Anyone even marginally politically-active will be continually monitored. The old East German Stasi would have loved this technology.

Obviously, as in Nineteen Eighty-Four, the pleb element of society will be only occasionally of interest. The politically or economically powerful will be, together with the few people in the political vanguard, whatever their ideology.

I think that this may exist already in the UK, though not officially.

New Zealanders have never been known for intellectuality —with notable exceptions— but why they elected that clown-woman as Prime Minister surpasses all understanding.

As in past situations (Iraq, Libya), the UK public is getting only a one-sided picture from its corrupt and wrongheaded msm. The same is probably true of USA etc.

EU nonsense

It seems that, with support from several EU member-states, Ukraine is now looked upon favourably in its desire to join the EU. What incredible nonsense.

In the past, EU membership was, officially at least, only granted to states exhibiting behaviour and status compatible with EU membership. According to the “Copenhagen Criteria” [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copenhagen_criteria], a state wishing to join the EU must have “the institutions to preserve democratic governance and human rights,…a functioning market economy, and accept the obligations and intent of the EU [including, in principle, the Euro]” [Wikipedia].

The EU rules, particularly re. economy, tax etc, were bent and effectively broken in order to allow some present members to join, most obviously Greece.

Now look at Ukraine. First of all, Ukraine may not even exist as a state in its present form for much longer. Its borders are now uncertain. A quarter of its territory is under Russian occupation or threat of occupation, and that might soon be a third, a half, or even the whole of the country.

Secondly, from the economic point of view, Ukraine scarcely has a functioning economy at all any more, certainly in about a third of the country. As for the currency, while the hryvnia is currently valued at about 3 cents (European), and while that is historically quite high, its future must be regarded as uncertain.

Rule of law? Civil rights? The Zelensky regime has just “suspended” no fewer than 11 political parties, and a member of the Kiev government’s own peace-negotiation team has recently been shot in the head by Ukrainian security for having allegedly been an agent of Russia.

Ukraine has had corrupt and shambolic governments for 31 years now. The Kiev regime can only fight Russian forces at all by reason of the arms and ammunition being funnelled into Ukraine by the US, UK, and other, mostly NATO, states.

If Russia decides to play real hardball, and cuts off gas to the EU, the EU states may all face political upheaval. The EU may even collapse. Welcoming a fake state or failed state like Ukraine into candidate or actual membership may just be enough to do it.

“Diversity” nonsense

Happened to see a few minutes of ITV News. A piece about a drama called “Bridgerton“; have never watched any. American, but set in Regency London.

Hard to believe, but a number of characters, including Queen Charlotte (!) were played by blacks and browns. In Regency London… (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bridgerton#Historical_accuracy). Incidentally, see also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlotte_of_Mecklenburg-Strelitz; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlotte_of_Mecklenburg-Strelitz#Ancestry.

ITV News, of course, “celebrated” the “diversity” (i.e. white people, who actually existed historically —unlike say Othello— being played by black/brown theatricals).

The propaganda aspect is not really aimed at adults (despite their probably comprising the bulk of the audience), but at those too young to know that shows of this sort are totally ahistorical or, to put it more bluntly, lying rubbish.

A more-accurate (though with some artistic licence) version of Regency London:

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I wonder why…

Ah. Another £212 million just completely wasted by Boris-idiot’s “government” of clowns.

Why is he here? Why is he alive?

How can you build a better, more advanced society when a considerable and growing part of the population consists of untermenschen of that sort? Answer— you can’t. Conclusion— get rid…

I have blogged previously about the Jesuit capture of the Papacy.

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Diary Blog, 18 March 2022

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On this day a year ago

Thought for the day

We are the Pilgrims, master; we shall go
Always a little further; it may be
Beyond that last blue mountain barred with snow
Across that angry or that glimmering sea.

[James Elroy Flecker, The Golden Journey to Samarkand]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Elroy_Flecker%5D]

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[IRA volunteers, 1920]
[Black and Tans —an officer and a private soldier— question a suspect, Ireland, 1920; note that the soldier has a fully-cocked revolver, probably a Webley, as well as his main long weapon; the officer too may well be holding a weapon in his right hand. Note also the body of a woman, as it seems, lying behind them in the road]

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Now I go East and you stay West
   And when between us Europe lies
I shall forget what I loved best
   Away from lips and hands and eyes.

[James Elroy Flecker, The Sentimentalist].

Ukraine

The horrible bloody mess gets worse. The Russian General Staff and GRU, as previously blogged, both need shaking up. Much. Also, it seems obvious that those orgs, and the FSB, and possibly SVR, are (to quote Major Strasser in Casablanca) “riddled with traitors“, in this case probably in the pay of Western intelligence agencies.

Russia has been here before, in the First World War, when a combination of incompetence, negligence, and treachery led to huge losses against the German Empire of the time.

The lost war, effectively a lost war, of 1914-1917 led directly to the first Revolution of early 1917, followed some months later by the Leninist/Bolshevik seizure of power.

As previously blogged, if Russian forces had executed in Kiev and elsewhere the kind of swift and overwhelming Blitzkrieg and coup seen in Kabul in 1979, there would have been almost no civilian harm, little bloodshed, and we would not be seeing the present agony, which will be made even worse now by the funnelling of Western arms to the forces of the Kiev regime.

As the military commentators in London and Washington have noted recently, and many others saw weeks ago, the Russian military machine is sluggish, as it has been throughout much of Russian history. I admit that I myself thought that the reforms and upgrading since 2005 must have improved Russia’s capabilities. Seems that I was too optimistic in that. If so, I was not alone. Putin, too.

The problem Russia has may lie partly in the inflexibility of its officer training. When German forces attacked Russia in 1941, intercepts of Red Army communications recorded Red Army and Air Force officers frantically asking Moscow by radio and telephone, “We are under heavy attack by German forces. What shall we do?

The German officers of the 1930s and early 1940s, including general officers, were famous for their quick reactions and boldness, which resulted in stunning victories on all fronts.

The Israeli Army (IDF) learned lessons from the Germans of WW2. It is said that their General Staff officers in training are given a week to formulate a plan of attack on specific criteria of geography, forces, equipment, supply etc. A day before the presentation, they are told that the criteria have changed radically; they are ordered to formulate a new plan. A short time before the presentation, perhaps only 10 minutes, they are told that the situation on the ground has changed completely again, and that a new plan must be immediately adopted. The exercise then proceeds on that basis.

That is the kind of flexible improvization that the Russian command structure seems to lack.

Present situation:

[state of play as of 17/18 March 2022]

As blogged yesterday, Kryvyi Rih [Krivoy Rog] is the only large urban area between where the Russian forces west of the Dnieper now are, and Kiev. However, the distance in between is 260 miles.

If the Russians can take Krivoy Rog, and hold it (the pre-invasion population was 635,000), then the southern flank of Kiev lies open.

The Russians cannot lose the war, as such, unless they become so depleted in men, arms, and supplies that they have to withdraw from areas now under their control or, ultimately, into Russian Federation territory. That last would be taken to be a defeat in the whole enterprise, and is very unlikely.

The Ukrainians, by contrast, cannot win the war in the sense of defeating the whole Russian Army, Navy, and Air Force, but what they can try to do is to hang on to their main fortress-cities of Kiev, Kharkov, Odessa, and Dnipro [former Dnepropetrovsk], the four largest cities of Ukraine, and to carry on a kind of guerrilla war (but with advanced weaponry) elsewhere, as well as denying Russia occupation of most of western Ukraine.

Next moves? I cannot see Putin simply giving up. That would be psychologically and indeed politically crushing for him. In any case, his forces are carrying out the present plan, but at only glacial speed.

Kiev is slowly being encircled. Other cities, in the east and south, the same. There is a slow, agonizing, vice-grip closing on the southern coastal cities. Odessa is being rocketed and shelled now, from the sea.

All of the southern and eastern cities (except Odessa), and Kiev, must be running out of food. The Russian forces may also be running low, but can be resupplied.

The Ukrainians (Kiev regime) say that Kiev cannot now be taken. A bold claim. I have no idea whether that claim is true. Is there a city which cannot be taken?

There is, I suppose, a “Devil’s alternative” possibility, that Putin will all but destroy the remaining eastern and southern cities, and drive out the whole Ukrainian population of those cities to the west and to other countries. That would be a terrible thing to do, a terrible thing to happen.

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As expected. How long, though, can a city continue to resist when food stocks run very low? There were 400,000 civilians stuck in Stalingrad when the city was attacked. Stalin refused to allow evacuation. However, the Soviet forces and others could be resupplied, up to a point, across the Volga.

If Kiev were to be surrounded, which as yet has not happened, the Russian forces would interdict resupply to the city, which still has, it seems, about a million civilians and others within its boundaries.

I am presuming that, following bombardment, the battle-hardened Syrian mercenaries being recruited by Putin via President Assad of Syria will be used for the inevitably brutal close-combat penetration into the central parts of Kiev.

An example of the human cost of the war. The Kiev regime has made the most of the public relations aspects of the conflict, to which (outside Russia itself) Putin seems oblivious and uncaring.

Putin may consider that there is no point now in trying to show any better side to the world. That being so, he may have few scruples in pulling out all the stops to achieve something that can look (especially within Russia itself) like “victory”.

As for the peace talks, it seems doubtful that they can succeed, even in bringing about a temporary all-Ukraine ceasefire.

If a ceasefire occurs, it gives the Ukrainian side the opportunity to import more free advanced weaponry from the USA, UK and elsewhere. True, the Russians would have the same kind of opportunity (resupply of arms and ammunition from plants and factories in Russia), but they need it less. Hard to see how a ceasefire could benefit the Russian side.

The Zelensky government is not going to agree that the “Russian” provinces of the southeast can break away and either join Russia as annexes, or become autonomous republics of Ukraine, let alone independent republics.

Likewise, Russia gains little from any Ukrainian pledge (even if credible) not to apply or to join NATO, in view of the fact that NATO at present is disinclined to admit Ukraine anyway.

If Russia withdraws its forces from Ukraine, it will have, without question, lost this war, and Ukraine will in time then build up a formidable army, and maybe even a nuclear weapons capability.

There is another point: even were there to be a quasi-permanent “peace” agreement going beyond a mere temporary ceasefire, the Western sanctions will continue, perhaps indefinitely; certainly as long as Putin rules Russia. Where, then, is his incentive to sue for peace?

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Anyone who still believes a single word that issues from the part-Jew/Levantine liar and chancer “Boris” is beyond hope.

How absolutely disgusting. The parents or whoever else did this should be whipped.

“Come, friendly Russian bombs…” (with apologies to John Betjeman…).

Spring, and the arrival of eternal hope.

P & O Ferries

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10624999/Moment-P-O-Ferries-chief-told-800-staff-redundant-Zoom.html

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-60779001

What shabby behaviour by the P & O management and ownership. Where is decency? Where is loyalty?

Interesting that news organizations seem wary of giving even the name, let alone personal details, of P & O management. They must be in fear that “action directe” may occur…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P%26O_Ferries

I used to travel almost every week cross-Channel, usually on the excellent Brittany Ferries from Plymouth, occasionally from Poole or Portsmouth. Had to go P&O from the Kent ports a few times. Rubbish.

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Long live freedom!“…oh, no, wait…

This whole “trans” thing has become completely ridiculous.

That “banned” tweet should be copied and pasted everywhere by every thinking British person. After all, if it wakes up even one person…(especially if that one person then takes action for the future of race and culture).

The deliberately-chosen “wrong questions”…

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[panorama of Kryvyi Rih/Krivoy Rog, Ukraine]