Heard half an hour of what used to be called the BBC’s “flagship news show on radio”. Do they have the cheek to still use that description? I hope not. Terrible. Dull in the extreme: Covid Covid Covid blah blah, Covid Covid Covid blah blah. Rubbish presented as news and “analysis”. Pathetic.
Rachel Reeves, the pro-Israel lobby MP (nominally “Labour”) was on, talking about David Cameron-Levita, Boris Johnson, and the breaking of the Ministerial Code. All very earnest, superficially, and I am sure that a few people in the Westminster Bubble were interested, but not 99% or more of the British people.
Now it seems that the BBC may be about to kill off or ruin one of the few decent parts of the BBC still left, television station BBC Four. Typical. The BBC must be defunded. It is more or less “Soviet TV” now, just a craven mouthpiece of the government in power. It has lost all legitimacy and credibility.
Interesting discussion. Britain should have a scientific institute akin to the one-time SS-Ahnenerbe [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahnenerbe]. Part of such an institute would be for research into history, archaeology, heredity etc, but another and equally important part would be devoted to research into ways to evolve humanity in general and European/”white” people in particular to higher levels; in other words, the creation of higher race-forms in every way. The “design” of a higher race, if you like.
Believe it or not, the bastard being discussed is David Cameron-Levita! I thought that there could scarcely be a worse Prime Minister…until Theresa May and then Boris-Idiot came along. All three part-Jew, by the way… [addendum: I have now been told that the PM under discussion was in fact Blair. “Best PM ever“? I think not! A complete NWO/ZOG puppet, whose hastily-passed laws and policies still impede us today].
Startling ignorance of course, though rather highlighting the Hitchens “Oxford” obsession (he lives there). Not everyone knows the sex of even famous people, if the names are unusual.
When I started Bar practice in London in the early 1990s, I was given one of my relatively few Crown Court cases (I always did more public, administrative and civil law, as compared to criminal).
The case involved the sale of counterfeit tapes, and was set down for trial, to be heard at Snaresbrook Crown Court. One of the artistes allegedly copied was Shabba Ranks. My first question to the clerk at Chambers was “who’s she?“. Not a good start (it’s a “he”: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shabba_Ranks).
That was not my first Crown Court trial (the first having been a case of “s.18” GBH, aka “GBH with intent”, a serious charge carrying a maximum sentence of life imprisonment), but it was at any rate one of the first few.
I was always lucky in the Crown Court, partly because, as a mainly non-crime barrister, I never graduated to the really serious criminal cases such as murder, terrorism etc. The most serious cases rarely result in acquittal, because the evidence is usually very strong and often overwhelming.
Well, anyway…more by luck than judgment, I did manage to do OK in my counterfeit tapes trial, after (on the first morning), the Prosecution told me that they were discontinuing (on the ground of cost, the cost of proving via forensic science that the tapes concerned actually were not genuine). Thus my defence, based mainly on an arguably implausible alibi, was never tested.
Incidentally, I was also lucky in that “GBH with intent” trial, held in what was then the Middlesex Guildhall Crown Court (the building in Parliament Square now occupied by the Supreme Court of the UK). In that trial, the defendant, despite having stabbed the thuggish “victim”, and then having poured boiling oil over him, was acquitted on the ground of self-defence.
This is more or less what has happened in the past 13 months in respect of the “virus” panic in the UK.
Hard to believe that tweeter “@TimothyNerozzi” is serious but, as Cecil King once said, no-one ever lost money by underestimating the good sense of the British people (it might have been “the intelligence of”…); https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cecil_Harmsworth_King.
We have a rotten Government and an equally ridiculous official Opposition, but the idea that “the House of Windsor” could rule autocratically is beyond satire. Who exactly? The almost 100-year old Queen and Consort? Charles and Camilla? Surely not Andrew or Edward? The tame thick princelings, William and Harry? I suppose that at least Andrew and William could fly away, piloting their own helicopters, when it all went wrong…
“We think of the Wall and the Stasi when we think of the GDR. But few are aware of the political correctness, the children stuffed into nurseries while their mothers were marched off to wage-slavery, the comprehensive schools and the contempt for the church.”— Take away the Wall and the Stasi and the rest is pretty much the same as 2021 Britain. Maybe that is the point that Hitchens is trying to make, in fact…
It always makes me laugh when some uncultured, semi-educated “antifascist” idiot and/or Jew calls social-national people “knuckledraggers” or the like; low culture, education, or intelligence is at least as common, I would say far more so, on the so-called “antifascist” side.
Mostly in the Devon/Cornwall peninsula. Interesting…
Except that the word “REFUGEES” should be in quotation marks (or, better still, replaced by “MIGRATION INVASION”, but without the quotation marks).
So is the USA. So is the UK. So is France.
Perhaps so, but if the idea was to prevent “subversives” from taking over the BBC or heavily infiltrating it, the policy was a signal failure in the wider sense. The BBC, at the head of the UK msm, has been the flagship for the socio-political collapse of Britain, and has supported every rotten cause of the past 50 years.
The most necessary thing in the UK is not even, as a first step, a political purge, but a purge of the mainstream media in general. Not just lying news media and “journalist” scribblers but, inter alia, the whole range of “celebrities”, comedians, show business types etc.
Some readers have assumed that I must have or had a personal dislike of Hendron. Not so. In fact, I had never even heard of him until I read about his Old Bailey trial, very lenient sentence, and his even more lenient treatment by the Bar Disciplinary Tribunal(s) before which he subsequently appeared.
My animus, if such it be (and incredulity), is a result of the incredible difference between the way in which I was treated (for having tweeted 5 tweets, completely true and accurate and [but] hostile to Jews or at least Jewish influence) and Hendron’s treatment for his egregious defaults, as chronicled. Read my blog post.
I also found it incredible, reading his tweets, that Hendron seemed incapable of thinking and writing logically, or of constructing a literate English sentence. However, the Bar is now a dustbin, so what more can I say? If the Bar thinks that it is OK to have, as practising barrister, someone of Hendron’s type, unable to write or argue coherently, and of (in several ways) dubious character, then that is a matter for the Bar dustbin-profession as it now is.
I had an exemplary record as a barrister, received several judicial commendations, was mentioned favourably in the main legal directories, and was never suspended from practice, but when the Jewish lobby (“UK Lawyers for Israel”, nominally) instigated my disbarment (complaint 2014, disbarment late 2016), I had not been in practice since 2008, and had not had a Bar “practice certificate” since that time. The disbarment was a completely politically-motivated msm farce orchestrated by a pack of Zionist Jews (“UK Lawyers for Israel”, many of whom also belong to the malicious “Campaign Against Antisemitism” who have persecuted Alison Chabloz for years).
At the said proceedings (more specifically, in the considerable documentation that preceded the actual hearing), I made the point that I had not been “regulated” since 2008 (a point, I might add, that Hendron, in his own case, missed…the Counsel instructed by the Bar Standards Board —very honestly— raised it against his own interest).
I was (wrongfully) disbarred (on that basis and in any case), but (to give them credit at least for that) the Bar Standards Board actually wrote to me a year or two after my highly-publicized hearing (Google “Ian Millard barrister” and read what the msm said about me at the time). The BSB then gave me the chance to apply to have my disbarment overturned, on a basis akin to that of Hendron. I suppose that must have been somehow connected with the internal Bar fallout from Hendron’s matter.
In other words, I would still be a barrister today, had I applied. However, for me, there would have been little point, I having had no intention to resume Bar practice, though I suppose that it would have denied the Jew-Zionist pack and their “antifascist” “useful idiots” the opportunity to describe me on Twitter, frequently, and with unsurprising lack of originality, as “disgraced and disbarred barrister Ian Millard” or, as at least one mentally-disturbed Jewish woman often does, on Twitter, as “disbarred Barista“! Well, if I say so myself, I do make a rather good cup of coffee, though I have never done so as a paid occupation…
As far as the egregious Hendron is concerned, his travails continue, and he is at present again before a Bar Disciplinary Tribunal. I believe that it presently stands adjourned.
I had thought that Hendron was being given very lenient treatment because either he was ((I assumed) from a very privileged background, or that he “knew too much” about illicit activities of senior members of Bar and Bench. Well, I read somewhere that Hendron went to some comprehensive school, so that would only seem to leave the “knows too much” theory…
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The influence of the Jewish lobby on Wikipedia content is very obvious.
I actually did not know, until yesterday, that supermarkets are open on Good Friday now. The materialistic 24/7 multikulti society…
…and much of the State and society generally in the UK has now been suborned by the “you-know-whos”…look at the Alison Chabloz saga of the past few years; look at the BBC and other msm output, as well.
Well, there it is— the new multikulti panicdemic UK police state, staffed by toytown police drones. Notionally done “for good reasons”, the police and others no doubt imagine…
As with Professor Brian Cox, there are two sorts of “famous scientists”, the ones who make new discoveries and undertake research of importance, and those who are basically people making careers and money out of appearing on TV, radio, in print, and on official committees. Incidentally, if anyone knows of any great discoveries made by either Brian Cox or Alice Roberts (the latter of whom I had not heard of until 5 minutes ago), please let me know and I shall publish a few lines about it. I should not wish to be unfair. I do not wait with bated breath, however.
Yes, but…Monsieur Rentoul, those other crises were not used as a method of bringing in a police state by stealth. The Great Reset and the Great Replacement (etc). The “panicdemic” is being so used, and not only in the UK.
Well, this week I got 6/10, thus again beating John Rentoul who scored 5/10. I did not know the answers to questions 4, 6, 7, and 9 (and had to rack my brains to get question 10).
When I lived in Kazakhstan, in 1996-97 (a full year), I invited a friend at the Bar (let’s call him “Teddy”), a train buff par excellence, to visit me in Almaty (former Alma-Ata) by train. I found out what that would entail: a Eurostar journey from London to Paris or Brussels, then a train journey to Moscow, where he would have to change trains by going to another of Moscow’s several mainline stations. Then a 77-hour journey across the Russian countryside and then steppe to Almaty.
Like the character in, I think, one of Evelyn Waugh’s novels, Teddy thought that “abroad was bloody”, and told me that, because of his ideological opposition to the Channel Tunnel (I first heard of UKIP from him, maybe a year or two before a lady with whom I lunched told me about it), he would be unable to come. I think that the real reason was that he was nervous about negotiating his way across Moscow alone and with not a word of Russian; that, and the sheer discomfort of 77 hours on a post-Soviet express train. Thus Teddy missed out on seeing a then rather green and pleasant city full of pretty girls.
I quite like trains, though it does help, on a really long journey, if you are lucky enough to have the sort of accommodation used by the Tsars of all the Russias, or that of the Orient Express. When Andrei Sakharov was recruited to Stalin’s hydrogen bomb project, he travelled to the secret town where it was to be made aboard his own train car at the rear of a normal passenger train. The carriage contained a bedroom for Sakharov and his wife, a dining room, a kitchen operated by a cook, a lounge area, and accommodation for his several NKVD bodyguards (or should that just be “guards”?).
My own longest train journey was an involuntary one in the 1980s from Vienna to Ostend, and very uncomfortable it was. On the morning of the second day (departure having been in early evening), I got out at Cologne, wearing only a dressing gown, in order to buy pretzels on the platform. It was then that the train started to move. Had it not briefly stopped about 10 seconds later, giving me time to get aboard (non-central closing doors, thank God), I should have been stuck at Cologne Station with almost no money, no clothes, and no proper shoes; no passport either.
The trial of persecuted satirical singer-songwriter Alison Chabloz starts today at Westminster Magistrates’ Court. The charges relate to alleged offences under the much-criticized Communications Act 2003, s.127, a typical piece of Tony Blair era botched legislation.
I shall relay any information which I may see about the progress of the trial —due to finish tomorrow, Wednesday 31 March 2021— as and when.
2022 will usher in a new era of 33 years’ duration, as has happened previously, for example in 1989 and 1956. The international conspiracy (or consensus) of power is preparing for that. The “panicdemic” is just one convenient excuse and/or a suitably-plausible narrative with which to fool the masses.
I should think that Orwell must be turning in his grave if aware of how free speech has been destroyed in the England of recent decades. Prosecutions for (notionally) “offending” the “Chosen”, and/or untermenschen, and/or for singing satirical songs…
No doubt true, at least up to a point, but there are more important matters to be addressed: migration invasion, London becoming a lawless zoo, the destruction of civil rights (made easier by the “panicdemic” measures), the politically-motivated “lawfare” (malicious complaints and prosecutions) by the Jew-Zionist lobby, etc.
“The simulacrum of the human”…how appropriate…
The academic milieu in the UK, USA etc is very sick now.
Exploiters and untermenschen of that type should be eliminated. I am not talking about “capital punishment”, i.e. judicial elimination, as such, but elimination for reasons of social health. A social health measure.
The “Campaign Against Antisemitism” is plotting all the time. For example, both of the presently-active cases against persecuted satirist and singer, Alison Chabloz, were instigated by this malicious pressure group.
Incidentally, I believe that Alison Chabloz will welcome any and all support at her trial on Tuesday 30 and Wednesday 31 March, i.e. this upcoming week. Westminster Mags, Marylebone Road, London. Nearest Underground, Edgware Road (Circle and District Line).
The Twitter account “@MaierViv” has plenty of information about the main named Zionist trolls and conspirators.
These fanatical Zionist Jews are in fact a tiny minority, even in the Jewish community. The “CAA” has relatively few members. I would be surprised were I to be told that their whole membership exceeds 500. Quite possibly a far smaller number; out of at least 250,000 (full) Jews in the UK. In other words, only one UK-resident Jew in every 500 or so, indeed perhaps only one out of every 1,000, actually belongs to this unpleasant little organization which is busy using “lawfare” to achieve its political ends.
Late afternoon music
Interesting. “Pandemic”–“lockdown”—vaccine— enduring (?) control of population… A typical Action–Reaction–Control scenario, though this time on a worldwide scale.
Reminiscent of the passage in Anna Karenina when Levin watches the peasants on his country estate cut fields using large scythes, Levin then joining them, in order to experience such work, while cleansing his soul.
“In the very heat of the day the mowing did not seem such hard work to him. The perspiration with which he was drenched cooled him, while the sun, that burned his back, his head, and his arms, bare to the elbow, gave a vigour and dogged energy to his labour; and more and more often now came those moments of unconsciousness, when it was possible not to think what one was doing. The scythe cut of itself. These were happy moments. Still more delightful were the moments where they reached the stream where the rows ended, and the old man rubbed his scythe with the wet, thick grass, rinsed its blade in the fresh water of the stream, ladled out a little in a tin dipper, and offered Levin a drink…
…“And truly Levin had never drunk any liqueur so good as this warm water with green bits floating in it, and a taste of rust from the tin dipper. And immediately after this came the delicious, slow saunter, with his hand on the scythe, during which he could wipe away the streaming sweat, take deep breaths of air, and look about at the long string of mowers and at what was happening around in the forest and the country. The longer Levin mowed, the oftener he felt the moments of unconsciousness in which it seemed not his hands that swung the scythe, but the scythe mowing of itself, a body full of life and consciousness of its own, and as though by magic, without thinking of it, the work turned out regular and well-finished of itself. These were the most blissful moments.” [Tolstoy, Anna Karenina: https://www.bartleby.com/316/305.html]
Happened to hear on radio the plummy voice of a “Conservative” MP, and for the past months the Minister for International Trade, which turned out to be that of a Sri Lankan/Indian, albeit born in London, called Ranil Jayawardena [Con, North East Hampshire]: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranil_Jayawardena. The constituency is one of the safest Conservative Party seats in the UK.
From where the plummy voice, though? Not from his local comprehensive school, which he attended before attending a nearby sixth-form college. The London School of Economics? Doubtful. He was then at Lloyds Banking Group, where he worked for several years until elected as MP in 2015.
Looking at the way things are going, wih Rishi Sunak talked about (puffed in the msm) as the next Prime Minister, it may be that, in the Commons as elsewhere, the real British people are being completely sidelined; marginalized. Outbred by the non-whites, as well. White Genocide.
“The Great Replacement”. No mere “conspiracy theory”. It’s happening. Just look around you.
“There was more support (29%) for the claim that there is “a single group of people who secretly control events and rule the world together” regardless of who is in government. This was believed by 42% of 25- to 34-year-olds.” [The Guardian]
Professor Ferguson again! He has not even the grace to shut up, not even now! A serial fantasist. Stalin would have had him shot, and rightly so. So where will the professor spend Christmas? Breaking “the rules” again with his married “ho”?
Will no-one rid us of these turbulent “experts”?
Also, why does BBC Radio 4 Today Programme give this Ferguson charlatan airtime, and thus spurious credibility?
For that, abstention is not enough. For that, one needs a new party and/or movement, and/or a new army and/or other “boots on the ground”…
The “virus” hysteria is instructive for those who wonder how it was that the Inquisition could hunt down heretics, or the NKVD hunt down anti-Soviet dissidents (often imagined).
You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows…
Oh, that’s clever: just when the pubs, cafes and restaurants are on their knees by reason of the stupid “lockdown”/shutdown and social distancing policies, hit them hard in the one thing they can do to make any money, i.e. serve customersin the open air! Is this more government and local government incompetence, or some kind of sinister plan to deliberately smash everything?
The wicked flourish like the green bay tree, indeed…That bitch should be really grateful to her inept and stupid (and, arguende, over-sentenced) husband. Not only has she got shot of a husband with whom she was probably bored anyway, but she managed to take over his position as MP and now, it appears, sold her story to the Press for £25,000! As good as the plot of a cheap novel by one or another disgraced Conservative MP…
As to why I think that Elphicke was over-sentenced (probably the only thing with which I might agree with Natalie Elphicke), when you look at what Elphicke actually did, it amounted to making very inept attempts to seduce three women. His actions make “cringeworthy” reading, but being a complete idiot and rather unpleasant is not a crime. If it were, there would be few MPs left (yay! ha ha!).
More seriously, a sentence of a month, or a couple of months, would have been enough to mark the badness of his actions. He would still have lost his seat: while that would not have been automatic —the sentence has to be a year or more for that— there is no doubt that he would have gone, and probably within a few months.
There is much too much leniency in some sentencing, but also a great deal of over-sentencing. For example, we see daily in the tabloid or local Press, “she (and it is often a woman) was spared prison” (often but not always because the woman has a child). There are many male thugs too who are let off lightly.
I saw a report about how a gang of “people” attacked two policemen trying to arrest a motor thief, and poured petrol on them, but failed to find matches or a lighter. Sentence for the main perpetrator? 3 years, 9 months, so that one will be out in less than two years. Another got a short sentence, while a third was given a “community penalty”!
Jez Turner of the London Forum got a year for making a short speech! More than a quarter of what he would have got for trying to murder two policemen! (note: those criminals with the petrol were not actually charged with attempted murder; why not?).
The video itself is nice; I could do without the repetitive and noisy musical sountrack, though.
Again exactly right. From Roman times to our own, the position of an ally can quickly become that of a vassal. The two world wars, and particularly the unnecessary world struggle with the German Reich, killed Britain as a world power. Britain gave many of its bases overseas to the USA, and now many “British” bases (RAF bases) in Britain are really American bases. Britain is still America’s “unsinkable aircraft carrier“, in the words of Roosevelt.
He who has not the mark of the Beast cannot buy or sell…
This video from Laura Towler and Mark Collett is worth seeing. Laura’s account [from about 8 minutes in] of how her bank account was frozen (without right of access, appeal or much information), frozen because of her political views, is chilling.
That is the future that awaits. Dissidents will have their bank accounts closed and/or stolen, and you will be stuffed then even if you have cash for immediate necessities, because almost everything will require a debit or credit card. In the UK, it is halfway there already.
For a number of years, and until about 11 years ago, I used to stay in hotels (mainly in the UK) about 10 days per month, usually arranging things via Internet and paying by debit card. Once, I wanted to pay by cash when I was somewhere in England unexpectedly, and was told that I not only had to get permission to pay cash but also pay a deposit (about the same amount as, or maybe slightly less than, the cost of one night’s stay)!
I once went to Hong Kong without more than a small amount of cash, only a debit card and a credit card. The organization operating the debit card (a major bank) had a serious technical problem that affected much of East Asia. I was unable to use that card. Fortunately, I had the credit card too, and my suite at the Sheraton in Kowloon was paid for in advance, but under other circumstances I might have been stuck for days, without shelter or food.
Imagine a future where there is no cash. You are then entirely dependent on the centralized money power. You can become an unperson overnight, unable to pay utility bills, get fuel for your car, food for yourself, and so on.
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4 October 2020
The true face of the UN and NWO
All very true, but the eternal bleat of the self-describing “Left” is a function of weakness. No programme, no policy, no power, just a continual “it’s unfair” bleat.
The above idiot tweeter (a teacher…wouldn’t you know? Almost a guarantee of ignorance) thinks that the importation of millions of immigrants, and their having bred for decades now, resulting in a population of over 70 million, compared to 56 million in the 1990s, has nothing to do with homelessness! Oh, no, nothing at all! It’s all the fault of government! Didn’t you know? It is the fault of government, failing to wave a magic wand to solve the (homelessness and housing) problem(s).
Well, when government has waved a magic wand to solve the terrible and increasing housing problems in the UK, perhaps tweeter “@JamieKay22” can get government to wave that wand for a second time, and thus magically transform the migrant-invaders of all sorts (and their UK-born offspring), almost all of whom are totally useless, and totally unemployable, into the brain surgeons, nurses, entrepreneurs and public service staff that we are always being told that they are…
Here’s another gem from “@JamieKay22”:
Well, my grandfather fought in WW2 (France/Dunkirk and, later, Burma). He was older than average, having been born in 1901. Even someone who was 18 in 1944 and so might just have served in, or even actually “fought” in, WW2 by the time it ended (Spring 1945), would have to have been born no later than 1926. In other words, such a person would now be at least 94 years old.
What evidence is there that the few surviving “veterans” of WW2, 94+ years old, are “anti-racists”, let alone “Remainers”? None. Typical pseudo-socialist drivel. Yet note how many similar types have “liked” that last tweet. Hundreds…
Incidentally, that tweeter has no less than 37,000 Twitter followers (over 10x more than I had when the Jewish lobby had me expelled from Twitter in 2018). Another indication of how pointless Twitter is as a tool of real influence.
Seems that “@JamieKay22” does not like the truth being said; see below:
I just hope that her derangement does not result in anyone getting poisoned at the fried chicken joint where she probably works…
A reminder about the existence of Jud Suss [The Jew Suss], a German film of 1940 (remake of a 1934 one), which is now banned by the BBC, other TV channels, and even YouTube, despite it having been based on real historical events in the Germany of the 18th Century: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jud_S%C3%BC%C3%9F.
I once had a copy of a booklet which listed all the “antisemitic” famous composers, writers, artists, scientists, inventors etc of Europe. Hundreds. Most people who are educated and intelligent enough to think for themselves see the problem.
Without judging the judge, he might have stayed, in order to mete out the very harshest measures and sentences to the abusers. Maximum, every time.
A very significant cultural figure, influential in his day and later. I once had a lease of a house in Cornwall with (originally) 26 bedrooms. In the entrance hall or Outer Hall, there was panelling to head height, and above that original William Morris wallpaper, though sadly decayed thanks to over a century of the damp Cornish climate, and neglect.
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This “Femi Sorry” person is a UK-born Nigerian who has been pushed and puffed by the System merely because he can string a few words together, and because there is now a campaign for more blacks in the msm and politics (despite the proportion on TV and in the Commons being in fact at least as great as that in the population).
“Femi” has parents who both have well-paid positions in the NHS, his father being a surgeon, his mother a paediatrician.
“Femi” [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Femi_Oluwole] apparently “worked in non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and human rights agencies” for a few years, presumably as a “gopher”. He “gave up his job” (whatever that was; teaboy?) at age 27 in order to campaign against Brexit. His Wikipedia entry does not point out that his organization, “Our Future Our Choice”, was bankrolled by an EU-funded entity.
Wikipedia: “Oluwole regularly appeared in the media during the process of the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union. Oluwole has written for The Independent,The Guardian, and the Metro, and is a regular guest on Talkradio.” “Femi” has also attacked “antisemitism”, apparently. Ah, I think we can see who or what is pulling the strings of this puppet…
In fact, the tweet from “@CentralReserva9” is slightly unfair. “Femi” is still only 30. Perhaps he hopes that Keir Starmer Labour will eventually ask him to become a Labour Party MP. Alternatively, that he can build on his now-weekly appearance on the Sky News talking head show, which features such as Nick Ferrari and Rachel Johnson.
“Femi” tweets fairly often (as I write, several times in one hour) and has about a quarter of a million “followers” on Twitter. I should imagine that his real political influence is close to zero, but it says a lot about the naivety of so many self-describing “Left” people on Twitter that they see him as some sort of, so to speak, “great white hope”. After all, what has he ever done, really? Blagged a fairly soft degree (from Nottingham) in French and Law, worked in very minor jobs for about 3-4 years, then —thanks to the support of the EU and his own parents (in whose home he was and maybe still is living)— presented himself as anti-Brexit “youth” figurehead.
I should add that the financial support for “Our Future Our Choice” must have been considerable. During the Referendum campaign, it had offices in a Westminster building that also housed departments of the Labour and Conservative parties, and offices of major transnational enterprises and organizations. Someone laid out quite a bit of money for this puppet.
The above says something about more than just one System-approved talking head. It goes to the way in which what is on TV and radio is presented to the general public. Put “Femi” with Nick Ferrari, maybe Rachel Johnson and a few others, and you have the semblance of a “diverse” discussion, whereas in reality it is as controlled as a Punch and Judy show.
ps. Seems that I am not the only person who wants to tell irrelevant little “Femi” to shut up and get lost (preferably out of both the UK and the rest of Europe):
Hitchens is quite wrong. Abstention, even organized abstention, does not affect the System, because it will then just be said that “people have a right to vote; if they fail to exercise that right, then they cannot complain”. Already only about two-thirds bother to vote in general elections in the UK; in by-elections, sometimes as few as a fifth vote. In local elections, so few vote that a handful of voters (a few dozen) can change the outcome.
It might be the case that if 90% or more were to boycott general elections, there would be enough pressure to change the electoral system etc, but such an event is unlikely to happen.
…and even Peter Hitchens has never alleged (as others have) that Tony Blair, as a student, was actually arrested, charged and convicted (on a guilty plea) on a charge of gross indecency in a public loo, but (allegedly again) gave a false name, and so escaped any negative career consequences.
I think that those allegations say that Blair came up before the “beak” at Great Marlborough Street Mags (Magistrates) in London, where I appeared a couple of times as Counsel when I was still a “second-six” Bar pupil, i.e. a pretty green recent-trainee barrister. I think that both of my appearances related to theft charges, though.
So there it is. Trump is 74, unfit, very overweight, has had “the virus”, yet has only been in hospital a couple of days and is likely to be discharged tomorrow. He personifies the opposition to the “panicdemic”. His wife, Melania, has not even been hospitalized. Yet the fearmongers have had societies and economies across the world shut down because of this virus which, worldwide, has killed only 1 out of every 8,000 people. Madness.
Beware of official statistics, cause-of-death statistics in particular…
Andew Neil should read my previous blog posts in which I examine the phenomenon. It comes down to political infantilism.
The people who are usually Twitter pseudo-socialists are basically politically naive. They think that mass immigration can be combined with high pay, high State benefits, a decent NHS and a viable national future. They think that they support “freedom” yet want to remove the free speech rights of those whom they deem “Nazi”, “fascist”, “racist” etc etc. They think that the “lockdown” and facemask nonsense is essential, should be stricter, and will have little effect on the economy (or all those high salaries and State benefits they also want…). They love being told what to do, love the restrictions on liberty; they also (quelle surprise) love the EU.
Sadly, I am no longer on Twitter (thaks to the Jew lobby that Andrew Neil usually seems to support). Maybe someone else can tweet my views to him…