Interesting. Davey trying to revive the LibDem “dead man walking” by giving the LibDems a USP to distinguish them from the other two main English parties of the System.
The people of England, drugged by msm propaganda, “elected” (a rigged selection, then a rigged or effectively rigged General Election) a part-Jew public entertainer and jester as Prime Minister. C’est ca…
What more do people expect of an idiot like “Boris”? He has no real ability.
Such traitors do more harm than spies or even terrorists could ever do.
As for thick-as-two-short-planks Priti Patel, her “cunning plan” seems to be to try to discourage small-boat migration-invasion, while allowing in, on an even more lax basis, so-called “legal” immigrants of all kinds, including “asylum-seekers”.
The result of the above is that small-boat invaders will not be returned (anywhere) because most will destroy their papers and/or lie about their origins, while —at the same time— huge new waves of “legal” migration will come. That’s without even thinking about the (up to) 5 MILLION Hong Kong Chinese expected to arrive.
If you cannot see, even now, that this is all part of an international conspiratorial plan, you never will. The Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan. The Great Replacement. The Great Reset.
“Three boys“? Not much of a description. Age? Racial or ethnic origin? I suppose we are supposed to guess…(and, no, a balaclava would not completely disguise the ethnic origin).
Today’s belated Diary Blog will be truncated by reason of a national, possibly international, attack of some sort on Internet provision; the blog will therefore consist mainly of tweets that struck my attention today. There will be relatively little analysis.
I have also been musing today about how so many who try to do bad things to me, or who have written or said bad things about me, suffer severe hits themselves one way or another. A number have even died from various causes, though not directly through any agency of mine, I should add.
I may write about that some day.
I have noticed over the past decade how tied in with the Jew-Zionist lobby is the “Scottish” Daily Record.
The Army, Royal Marines etc are finding it hard to recruit suitable, or any sufficient number of personnel now. The population has changed and is still changing.
Spelling mistakes aside, is he wrong?
Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan. The Great Replacement. White Genocide.
We need a cultural revolution and a cultural purge.
You wanted to see what the emergent UK ZOG/NWO police state looks like in an ordinary little street somewhere? Look no further…
Naturally, films, TV shows, books too, about the evils of Sovietism are, and will be (until the causes are eliminated), outnumbered a thousand to one by films, TV shows, books etc about the supposed evils of the Third Reich, for the simple reason that Zionist Jews control the film industry, TV companies (including the BBC) and publishing empires across the Western world.
“A large part of the problem is the personality of Boris Johnson – a public relations artist, not a policy-maker. He is guided by what he thinks public opinion will want. He is a follower, not a leader.“
Nice to see a former Lord of Appeal echo what I have been writing for years. A part-Jew clown posing as Prime Minister. The results were predictable.
Wikipedia is a useful resource if used with a sceptical attitude. For example, I saw this piece about one Anna Seghers, a Jewish woman who became a Communist Party member in Germany in 1928: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Seghers.
According to that article, Anna Seghers was “arrested by the Gestapo” in 1932. That would in fact have been impossible, if only because the Gestapo was established only in 1933, at which time it was a police organization purely in the region of Prussia, having been set up by Goering. It became a nationwide organization three or more years later, in and after 1936: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gestapo.
Anna Seghers was from Mainz, in the Rhineland-Palatinate, and spent all or most of her life until 1934 in that region of Germany, mostly in Koblenz and Cologne. In other words, in the part of Germany where she lived, and when she lived there, there was no Gestapo.
It is possible that this Anna Seghers was questioned by local police, though not Gestapo, or even that she was briefly detained in 1933 or 1934 in Prussia (where there was a Gestapo), though that seems unlikely. Whatever the true facts, and even if she was arrested, she was then released. So she was not (as typical postwar propaganda would have it) brutalized, imprisoned, sent to a concentration camp, shot, “gassed” or her skull exhibited by SS-Ahnenerbe…
In fact, she went —and was allowed to go— to Switzerland in 1933 or 1934, and from there she went to Mexico.
“While still in Paris, in 1939, she had written The Seventh Cross, for which she received the Büchner-Prize in 1947. The novel is set in 1936 and describes the escape of seven prisoners from a concentration camp. It was published in the United States in 1942 and produced as a movie in 1944 by MGM starring Spencer Tracy. The Seventh Cross was one of the very few depictions of Nazi concentration camps, in either literature or the cinema, during World War II.” [Wikipedia]
So look at that above paragraph: The Seventh Cross was “one of the very few depictions of concentration camps” before 1945, yet that description is entirely fictional! Anna Seghers was never anywhere near a concentration camp or any kind of camp! In fact, she had left Germany in 1933 or 1934, i.e. before or within a few months of Hitler’s accession as Chancellor.
Reminiscent of the above is the 1993 film Schindler’s List, which many think of as “history”, whereas in fact it was based on a novel, Schindler’s Ark, written by an Australian who was only born in 1935, and whose novel (i.e. a work of fiction, which in fact won the Booker Prize for Historical Fiction) was published in 1983.
Naturally, a few real facts are woven into the fictional narrative. This is common to all “faction” writing (cf. The Day of the Jackal etc).
Another is the film Sophie’s Choice, which is completely fictional, but which many naive people cite as a “true story” and an example of the behaviour of the SS etc!
The “Working Class History” Twitter account weasels about Anna Seghers having “survived”, as if “the Gestapo” did terrible things to her instead of…nothing. The tweet there is very misleading, implying that Anna Seghers was detained for years, maybe until 1945!
The BBC is riddled with traitors, as are all msm outlets.
I should like to know how many people now listen to BBC Radio 4 shows such as PM or Broadcasting House? Few, I think.
A couple of “Campaign Against Antisemitism” [“CAA”] Jew-Zionists discuss one of the women they and their friends used to troll mercilessly online (using pseudonymous Twitter accounts), a fact the lawyer for the “CAA” had to admit in open court during one of the court hearings in one of the Alison Chabloz cases.
They also made malicious complaint against people offline, ruining, for example, the (until-then successful) photography business of Jo Stowell. Now they still push a stick in on Twitter from time to time.
The odd thing about the above-noted remark by Applebaum is the contemptuous reference to the lady’s “failure in life“. A not uncommon remark by (((individuals))) like him, but does he ever look in the mirror? A former occasional/freelance scribbler, specializing in film, who has not had much published for quite a number of years (the occasional piece appears in the Jewish Chronicle). Applebaum is now, in effect, a 40-something house-husband. What right has he to look down on anybody?
Has Applebaum just explained, en passant, why he is so obsessive (about “anti-Semites”)?
“Priti Patel bullied staff” [news reports]. It is well-known that Indian women often bully their staff, eg household maids etc. That is even more true of those employers (or, in Sun-speak, “bosses”) brought up in modest circumstances (as Priti Patel was— her parents were small shopkeepers who built up a chain of profitable small shops). What surprises me is the surprise shown by all (in the msm etc).
Actually, exactly what do you have to do now to get permanently binned as a minister or Cabinet minister? Seems that bullying your staff is not enough. Neither is being corrupt, nor being an agent of Israel. Priti Patel has now achieved the hat-trick…yet there she sits on her huge rear end, still posing as Home Secretary. Jesus CHRIST!
Jan Morris, the writer, has died. As a travel writer, particularly, Jan Morris was unequalled, though “In an interview with BBC in 2016 she told Michael Palin that she does not like to be described as a travel writer, as her books are not about movement and journeys; they are about places and people.” [Wikipedia]; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_Morris.
Not often that I find myself in agreement with “antifa” supporter, “Dr.” Louise Raw, but…
“Public sector pay freeze to pay for lockdown and furlough” [news reports]
Still want more “lockdown” (shutdown), and more facemask nonsense?
If so, don’t complain about the inevitable consequences…
Ah. MSM drones who never said a single word in defence of Alison Chabloz, Jez Turner, me, others, are finding out now that their own freedom of expression is disappearing because it is convenient for ZOG/NWO to repress it.
This is what the MPs who are members of Conservative Friends of Israel (80% of Con MPs) and Labour Friends of Israel (many, inc. Jess Phillips, Rachel Reeves, Yvette Cooper, Keir Starmer etc) are supporting. Dictatorial Jew-Zionist power both in the Middle East and also in Europe, including the UK.
Those who are or think that they are “Left” or “socialist” should simply call those they criticize what “they” really are, behind all the other “identities”… eventually, they must express themselves clearly as to the menace…
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.
An annoying early-morning start to the day, waking up not far past the middle of the night to typical rubbish on the BBC World Service. A programme called United Zingdom, in which what sounded like two Welsh women (one certainly was, being one Lisa Angharad) got together to trash England, the UK, and the British people. One of them apparently has a Singapore passport as well as a British one.
Everything, it seems, is the fault of “the British” (English). They, the English, are basically nasty, “racist” etc. They should not want their own country, language, customs, population. Now Wales, Wales is different! It (apparently) should have its own language etc. The bias and sheer untruth in that little broadcast was incredible.
The woman with the Singapore passport was asked about whether she would prefer to live there and seemed to affirm, though she said that “but they have anti-gay laws there…”, which apparently was a drawback. She then added “…but the British brought those to Singapore“. Ah, so once more the British (and failing that, no doubt any other white Northern Europeans) were to blame! I should have guessed. The other woman then chimed in with “ah, the British again“. Why are we paying (forced to pay) the BBC so that it can pay bitches like that to spout anti-British propaganda?
Another couple of deliberate inaccuracies: we were told that the Welsh language is vibrant and becoming more spoken, and that there is “a huge upsurge” in Welsh nationalism.
Language: I myself know from experience in the 1980s that Welsh is naturally a first language in some areas, in West Wales especially. It seems however that less than a quarter of the Welsh population as a whole speak Welsh to any useable standard: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welsh_language
Welsh nationalism: Plaid Cymru is only nominally “nationalist” anyway, willing to have people in Wales “whatever their race, nationality, gender, colour, creed [etc]” [Plaid Cymru platform].
Plaid Cymru controls only one local council in Wales (out of dozens). It also has 4 out of 40 Westminster MPs (a figure unchanged or not much changed since the 1970s), and in the last (and final) EU elections had elected 1 MEP out of 4 (their best result was in 1999, 2 out of 5).
Conclusion: there is no upsurge of Welsh “nationalism”, let alone a huge one.
The trashing of the World Service has been one of the saddest things over the past 30 years. It was once interesting, lively, truthful, stimulating. 1970s and 1980s. Now, it cannot even seem to be able to tell the time clearly! The World Service seemed to go into a kind of spiral of decline in the 1990s. A Jewish woman whose name I forget was on constantly, and —quelle surprise— obsessed on air about “holocaust” and “Nazis” almost nonstop.
Martin Bell, the famous broadcaster, journalist and one-term MP [Independent, Tatton] made the point several times that, in dangerous parts of the world (Iraq, Bosnia etc) people know the BBC World Service, yet the World Service is funded on a shoestring compared to rather useless projects such as the British Council [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Council]
I really value the BBC World Service, which is precisely why I despise what it has largely become. As Nietzsche wrote: “the great despisers are also the great reverers” [Friedrich Nietzsche, Also Sprach Zarathustra].
Here we see science popularizer Professor Brian Cox putting forward, yet again, his tendentious political views. The sort of person all too common in the UK, meaning someone who wants the country to become even more of a multikulti dustbin. After all, “I’m all right, Jack”.
There are two types of scientist: the ones doing serious research and perhaps making real and even great discoveries or leaps forward; then there are the others, who are basically popular in the mass media, write books popular with the public, are on TV frequently, rack up official honours (and plenty of money) for all that. Nuff said…
You’re probably sitting in your mansion with tons of money, you don’t have to go through the life of an average Brit, we support this completely. I don’t see you rushing to house those people. Your words are meaningless when you don’t do anything about them.
Cox is a good example of the “clever person” (not infrequently someone of scientific background) who has come to think that he is a good deal more clever than he is and who, at least when out of his specialist area or areas, is rather silly.
Incidentally, he presumably meant to say “arrant nonsense“, not “errant nonsense“…
There are huge numbers of bien-pensant idiots in the UK, who love to think of themselves as kind, compassionate, generous etc, as they virtue-signal on Twitter and elsewhere. The famous or infamous ones, such as Yvette Cooper, Lily Allen, Gary Lineker etc are only the tip of the iceberg. Below their capital, income, and public-recognition levels, there are thousands, perhaps even millions of others.
I hesitate to say that none of those people, the “refugees welcome” dimwits, would ever accommodate migrant-invaders in their own homes. A few of the brainwashed and obscure ones might, just as, out of tens of millions, a very few people swim the Channel (to France, usually!), or learn to speak 10 languages fluently.
I met a man once who worked near Elephant and Castle, London, and who could speak, not 10 languages, admittedly, but certainly 8 languages fluently, and those languages did include some of the near-“impossible” ones, such as Finnish and Hungarian.
Such people are rare. They are not the general run. Most of the “refugees welcome” dimwits want the State and/or other people (which is all the State is, in the end) to house and feed those migrant-invaders, and to educate the children of the invaders. The dimwits prioritize the invaders over English/British people such as the ex-soldiers sleeping on the streets, or the middle-aged Brits struggling to survive after the (basically Jewish-influenced) “austerity” of 2010-2020 and the socio-economic upheavals which have occurred and those which lie ahead.
I thought that Richard Tice, 2-i-c of Brexit Party, had been nominated for a peerage; apparently not. Claire Fox has, though. What a strange nomination that is.
I first saw Claire Fox [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claire_Fox] on TV about a decade ago. I think that it was on Newsnight. Or Daily Politics. I think the former. She was supposedly the head of something called The Institute of Ideas. I was curious enough to look it up via Internet. There was not much to see. The “Institute” seemed to consist mainly of Claire Fox, and (I found out after a while) seemed to be funded mainly by a City of London hedge fund speculator Jew, whose name I cannot at present recall.
As for Claire Fox herself, as seen on TV, she was not at all impressive, not convincing; there was something fake about her and her “Institute”, even before I started to look into it.
I found the “Institute of Ideas” to be little more than a facade; indeed, little more than a catchy name. I was unable to discover much about it. The whole thing seemed opaque, insubstantial. One could not grasp hold of it.
I see now that others, such as the journalist and TV news presenter, Jon Snow, had similar problems:
” The news broadcaster Jon Snow, according to a Guardian article, withdrew from an event to which he had been invited by the Royal Society of Arts after realising the IoI’s involvement. Snow felt there was a lack of transparency. ‘I didn’t have a clear idea of who they were,’ he said. This lack of transparency affects almost every aspect of IoI events, as the article notes: ‘From the platforms and the floor, the LM [Living Marxism] line is assiduously promoted by the magazine’s supporters and contributors – often without clear attribution of their affiliations.’ ” [Lobbywatch] http://www.lobbywatch.org/profile1.asp?PrId=142]
Another fairly high-profile person connected with the above is Frank Furedi, a person of Hungarian origins, frequently on BBC radio [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Furedi], whose wife is the head of the UK’s largest abortion “advice” organization.
Some of the tweets of Spiked can command my support, many cannot, such as this pitiful article:
Taking just the main contention of that article, the Anglo-American atom-bomb project aka the Manhattan Project or Tube Alloys [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manhattan_Project; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tube_Alloys] had as its primary aim the destruction of Germany and the German people, not Japan. Most of the scientists of importance were Jews. They hated Germany and National Socialism. Some were also Communists. Germany was only saved from atomic destruction by its unconditional surrender before the bomb was ready to be used.
The above exploration may or may not be interesting, but what interests me now and particularly is why did Boris-idiot (Boris Johnson) nominate Claire Fox for a peerage? Why?
Claire Fox has no real academic pedigree. Even in the 1980s (i.e. before the start of the present “award inflation”, by which almost all students get a supposed “First” or “Upper Second” degree), a 2:2 in English and American Literature scarcely cut it in the academic world! She was a mental health social worker for some years after graduation, then for 10 years a lecturer in English Literature at a couple of technical colleges in South Essex and in South Hertfordshire.
I think that we can be sure that Claire Fox’s peerage nomination was not for “services to education”!
We have already seen that, as a “think tank”, the “Institute of Ideas” scarcely existed. Even as an active lobby group, its activities do not seem to have had much impact. Claire Fox, despite a few appearances on TV, including the —now very outdated— Question Time, was not until recently (until 2019) a very publicly-known person; neither has she been involved with anything normally likely to attract an honour of any sort, let alone a peerage.
What about Claire Fox’s political life? Well, membership of the Revolutionary Communist Party or anything like it has never been an easy route to the House of Lords! Anyone with similar views who ended up with a peerage at least had to pretend to be “Labour”! I cannot think of many, even so. A few Jews, now long gone, perhaps. As for a “revolutionary communist”, even one now sort-of apostate, being ennobled “on the recommendation of” a Conservative Party Prime Minister would have been unthinkable, until now.
Claire Fox joined Nigel Farage’s pop-up “Brexit Party” in 2019, was selected (along with at least two other “former” Revolutionary Communist Party members) as a candidate for the European elections. She was elected, and was an MEP for about a year, until the UK nominally left the EU. One year…
It goes beyond that. Claire Fox has said things that many consider unforgiveable, such as, and in particular, her championing of IRA bombing in 1993, specifically the killing of a child.
Looking at it all, it seems inconceivable that, even a few years ago, or today, such a person could ever be nominated for a peerage, to become one of the UK’s upper house legislators, even bearing in mind the weird collection now in the Lords. Yet there she sits (soon). In fact, her previous (never reversed) support for the IRA has not stood in her way. Even the Sun “newspaper” has her on its YouTube channel!
Not that I disagree with everything she says. I agree with some of what she is saying in the above clip. [Having now —several hours later— seen all of the interview, I concede that I agree with a good deal of what she says in it].
So why was she given (nomination for) a peerage? I cannot entirely work it out, but it is obviously connected with her work for Brexit, and even more so with the standing down of most Brexit Party candidates while the election campaign was ongoing. A stunning act of betrayal by con-man Nigel Farage. He shot his own party in the neck. Or the back. Moreover, he stood down only candidates facing previously-incumbent or new Conservative Party candidates! Including Conservative Party candidates who were Remain supporters!
Nigel Farage ensured that the Conservative Party won the 2019 General Election. It might have won anyway, but might not have done, and certainly would not have achieved a Commons majority of 80 (or any majority).
If I am correct, and Claire Fox has been somehow rewarded for supporting Farage in his betrayal, why has Farage himself (or his 2-i-c, Tice), not been nominated for the House of Lords? There could be a number of reasons, such as (speculating) that Farage has been paid, as his reward, millions of pounds into an offshore secret account. Why not? I have no evidence that that is the case, but it seems not unlikely to me. £10 million? £20 million? Cheap at the price, when you get the UK in exchange…
Anyway, “the night is young”. Farage still might get a peerage from Boris-idiot; next year, or the year after. Tice too, maybe. Maybe Claire Fox getting one now is in the nature of a “statement of intent” or down-payment to Farage. Maybe giving Farage a peerage right now would make the corruption and betrayal just too obvious. Next year? 2022? Maybe.
The present politics of the System is more than sleazy. It has to be exterminated.
I think that the film is one of the best of its type that I have seen. Quite long on TV (with ad breaks, 2 hrs 35 mins), it nonetheless kept the attention throughout (and that is not always the case with me: in younger days, as a 20-something, I was notorious among my friends for getting bored and walking out of cinemas after 20 or 30 minutes of the start of a film).
Assuming that the film was accurate (and I do remember some of the details of that terrible event of 2013), the wife of the main terrorist —she was a Muslim convert, he a Chechen resident in the Boston area— was lucky that it was considered that there was insufficient evidence to charge her.
As for the surviving terrorist, he only last week won his appeal against the death sentence he eventually received. He will spend the rest of his life in some soulless American prison. He was only 19 when he helped his brother to bomb the marathon event.
Such people cannot be described as “urban guerrillas”, if that term is still in use. They are purely terrorists, actuated by malice rather than anything approaching real ideology.
Some may say, “but look what American forces do, bombing civilians“, and that is true, but even from the point of view of hearts and minds, and leaving aside ethics, to bomb a civilian event like the Boston Marathon has no point and indeed is counter-productive: the Islamists gain nothing but the enmity of a superpower and its people.
Well, that is interesting. Among the more striking aspects, only 40% think that Boris-idiot “has the nation’s best interests at heart”, only 34% think that he “can be trusted to take big decisions”, only 34% think that he is barely competent! Even his famed “likeable” persona now only fools 39% (as against 51% just a month or so ago).
Oh my goodness…I only just realized that the monkeys who destroyed that English Civil War memorial at Worcester probably thought that “Civil War” meant American Civil War! That must have been why they did it!
Sometimes even I am caught out by the sheer historical illiteracy of those crawling over the country today! (no wonder that many believe that the Germans of WW2 “gassed” millions of Jews in “gas chambers”…)
Meanwhile, in the next county…
One of the worst aspects of this pathetic fake “protest” called “Black Lives Matter” is how spineless many English people now are.
“None of the 1,100 migrants who have arrived in Britain illegally by boat over the last seven weeks have been deported – despite persistent pledges from Priti Patel.
The Home Secretary consistently vowed to eradicate crossings and return those who enter the country, but just 155 of nearly 4,000 migrants have been sent back since January last year.“
Seems that there is anyway one person of integrity in the acting “profession”…
“Laurence Fox has vowed to ‘not stand by’ and be silenced by Black Lives Matter protests and will continue speaking out against the ‘inconsistent god of progressivism’ even if he never gets another acting job again.
Referring to the protest movement in his Spectator column he added: ‘Righteous global outrage at a cruel and vile killing has morphed into a different agenda.
‘Similar things have happened with other movements; #MeToo,Extinction Rebellion, Brexit, even the Covid-19 pandemic.” [Spectator/Daily Mail]
Back in the day, Australia had a White Australia Policy. It meant that, until the 1960s (and, because of time lag and events, in effect until the 1990s) Australia was an almost entirely white society. As a child in Sydney in the years 1967-1969, I saw nothing but people of European origin, bar one Aboriginal in the centre of Sydney and one Aboriginal girl in my class at Middle Harbour PS in Mosman (it was equivalent to a British primary school), which girl was on some kind of special programme from the Northern Territory whereby she spent half of the year in a white community.
In the 1970s, a ghastly Australian Labor Party Prime Minister, Gough Whitlam, said that Australia was “a South-East Asian nation“. All the subsequent errors stemmed from this one ur-error. Australia is geographically sui generis (with New Zealand and a few small islands) as Australasia, not merely an extension of Asia.
From the 1970s, under political leaders such as Bob Hawke, Australia widened its doors. The Asians, Africans and others flooded in. The country is now a multikulti mess, though you will hear little of that from the msm.
Why has Australia imported even Africans? Evil intent by those with influence and power. How was it sold to the Australian public? Some farrago of nonsense about “refugees welcome”, “boat people”, “Australia has a responsibility” etc. Not so different from the way in which the same socio-ethnic problems are and have been imported into the UK and the rest of Europe. NWO and (((ZOG))).
Sad. However, we should more importantly note the fact that only a fundamentally white ethnostate can also build a decent society now.
(((Someone))), or (((some people))). chose this dystopian emerging semi-chaos for us. Termites working away in government, Civil Service, msm newspapers, TV and radio stations, publishing, academia.
It’s just like when you disparage the fact that Britain is now about 25% non-white (officially nearer 15%, but that is probably a fake statistic). The msm is constantly pushing the idea that the blacks (etc) were always here. You get Twitter idiots claiming that there were numerous blacks here even in Tudor times! Indeed, some malefic academics even claim that the Romans, in Britain or generally. were black! The masses are ignorant and do not know what or who to believe, so this multikulti poison seeps in, but not by accident. There are traitors quite deliberately doing it.
The elephant in the room is why on Earth the airports and seaports were not closed long ago now, in February or March. Talk about “shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted”! It is almost pointless to do anything now.
Normally, i.e. before and maybe after “Coronavirus”, about 100,000 visitors a day enter the UK. It seems that at least 100,000 but possibly as many as 800,000 visitors have entered the UK since the “lockdown” nonsense was implemented a couple of months ago.
As to the new “quarantine” measures, how absurd they are!
“Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has already described the plans as “idiotic” and “unimplementable,” and Airlines UK said they “would effectively kill” international travel to and from Britain.” [The Guardian]
Quite. So almost all of the arrivals by air (and sea, presumably) will be asked to provide an address in the UK at which they will “self-quarantine” for 14 days, on pain of a £1,000 fine? The police will, we are told, spot-check.
This is mere window-dressing. Completely unworkable. Let us say tha, on any given day at present, 15,000 people enter the UK (that is the Government’s own figure; the true figure may be twice that number). So those 15,000 all give, on arrival, a UK address at which they will be “self-isolating”. How many of those can be checked (even once) by the police within the 14 days? 100? 1,000?
A single policeman might be able to check 10 per day, arguably. So even to check a thousand of the fifteen thousand would take about 100 policemen. To check all 15,000 (once) would take 1,500 policemen. To check those 15,000 visitors twice, 3,000 policemen, working only on that job.
The Government in fact does not claim that all will be checked, even once. They say, “spot-checked”. So will only, say, 1,000 of the (Government’s low estimate of) 15,000 daily arrivals be checked (once)? Even that seems unlikely. 100 policemen….
Indeed, what do the fines, if any are levied, do? Nothing (except add £1,000 to police or central funds). Presumably the defaulters, if any, will not (if located before their planned departure dates) be deported, which would by then be pointless anyway (and in fact all the UK’s immigration-detention facilities have been closed by reason of “the virus”, leaving the formerly-incarcerated aliens to roam around as they please).
In terms of deterring those arriving from moving around as they please in the fortnight after arrival, the proposed checks and fines are akin to drink-driving: stiff penalties if caught, but the chances are, that if you only do it once or twice, or a few times, you will not be caught.
Are these “spot-checks” and possible fines even a deterrent? A little, perhaps. What they do do, though, and severely, is to deter from visiting the UK anyone who does not have a compelling and indeed unavoidable reason for coming. I cannot see many tourists, or business travellers for that matter, coming to the UK knowing that for the first 14 days they will be cooped up in their hotels, and checked by the police at that, and fined if they have moved to another hotel (eg if the first one was not to their liking).
This “plan” is typical of thick chancers such as Priti Patel, Iain Dunce Duncan Smith (not guilty in this case, but guilty in so many others…), Little Matt Hancock etc. Not to mention Boris-idiot. These political careerist chancers have no idea. They’re hopeless.
“A Virgin Atlantic spokeswoman said that with mandatory 14-day self-isolation in place there simply won’t be sufficient demand to resume passenger services before August at the earliest.” [The Guardian]
The international travel and tourism business in the UK is finished for 2020 and possibly 2021. Hotels, airlines, travel websites etc.
More “enrichment” of the UK’s (once) white Northern European society…
“Ofogeli, who smirked when the jury returned their verdicts after deliberating for just under 12 hours, was sentenced at London’s Old Bailey today.” [Daily Mail]
“Shocking footage of him running amok with the large hunting knife, also described by witnesses as a machete, was posted on social media.” [Daily Mail]
Born and brought up in Kent, not somewhere like the Congo…
“Race is the root-stock, culture is the flower“…[Anon]
When we look into the future of the UK, do we want it to be an advanced, high-IQ, high-education, prosperous and cultured country, cohesive nation, and ethnostate, or do we want it to be a multikulti, bottom-of-barrel banana republic (with or without a fantasy “royal family” sitting on the peak of the rubbish-tip)?
Some of my readers have been taken aback by my recent reposting of a large number of tweets by Peter Hitchens. This was not done because I agree with Peter Hitchens about everything, but because I agree with much of what he has had to say recently about Coronavirus, “lockdown”, economic shutdown; also, re. Government policy and behaviour.
I have blogged about Hitchens himself in the past:
At least, I disagree with tweeter “@jona77”, above. If a “wealth tax” is “legalized theft”, then so is that amount of national economic value pumped (via governmental policy, tax policy etc over decades) into such things as, and primarily, private house values.
All but a tiny minority of those who actually have any wealth in the UK have most of it tied up in their house or houses. They themselves did not create such wealth (leaving aside improvements such as house-extensions); the wealth was created largely by the artificially-contrived expansion of value, a result of the policies of governments since, mainly, the 1970s. Margaret Thatcher turbo-charged it.
The value pumped into the real property sector in Britain has, of necessity, taken away value from other sectors.
In other words, if a “wealth tax” (which I do not necessarily support) is “theft”, then so is much of the value that might be “stolen” (taxed). I suppose that that observation is not original, not new. After all “property is theft” [Proudhon], arguably: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Property_is_theft!
As someone who has been cheated, most of his life, I find myself not very sympathetic to the “plight” of the inheritees, trustafarians, buy-to-let parasites, and the sharp-elbowed and property-owning Middle Englanders who always vote “Conservative” (even after that party has changed out of all recognition).
On the other hand, I am certainly in agreement with Hitchens here:
The state of the economy is terrifying. But to acknowledge this is to recognise that the government is engaged in a mad policy of self-harm. Much easier to go on and and on about testing, and have another drink. https://t.co/ynfYnoQNxy
The NHS is of course the pleasant face of the new Strong State. The Government Militia which has replaced the police, and the rapacious new tax authorities who will patrol our increasingly cash-free society will be less loveable. https://t.co/XyHpi8obtK
“I have often thought that many of the stupid actions taken by British governments over the past few decades, from joining the Common Market and abolishing police foot patrols to the destruction of the grammar schools, are so mad that they can only be rationally explained as deliberate sabotage.
The same goes for the fervent dedication of the BBC and much of the press to any cause that would undermine tradition, morality, marriage and manners.” [Peter Hitchens, in the Daily Mail]
Note: The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, often described —by Jew scribblers, by the msm, by (((approved))) Wikipedia editors— as “a forgery”, is really literary fantasy, which however mirrors actual fact and real events. Poetische Freiheit or literarische Fantasie, if you like.
Are you still there @andyrossecon? Haven't you noticed that 98% of newspaper pundits are in *favour* of the panic, or indifferent to it. Why would you therefore think it mercenary of me to take the position I have embraced? https://t.co/50tI4lx0wu
“Coronavirus lockdowns have failed to alter the course of the pandemic but have instead ‘destroyed millions of livelihoods’, a JP Morgan study has claimed.
Falling infection rates since lockdowns were lifted suggest that the virus ‘likely has its own dynamics’ which are ‘unrelated to often inconsistent lockdown measures’, a report published by the financial services giant said.” [Daily Mail]
So that’s about 300,000 more people on the dole thanks to Boris-idiot, “financial genius” Rishi Sunak, and the rest of the Cabinet of clowns.
Tweets recently seen
No, of course he @honkytonkcliff can't @basel_big . The problem for a lot of people is that, thanks to near-unanimity on media, they have never heard the counter-arguments on the virus policy, and are disoriented when they do. https://t.co/NFFTptNXaj
No @matthaig1, I say it is down to geography. Antarctica, The Falklands, Pitcairn, St Helena, Tristan da Cunha, Ascension and Rockall have, I believe, had similar 'success' to NZ in containing the virus, but nobody cares as they don't also have the world's wokest Prime Minister. https://t.co/OhtkQlA68M
Lord Sumption and I are right @lindal19376868 . Both of us use facts and reason, rather than emotion, to make our cases. But modern Britain is more ready to listen to @piersmorgan Piers, and he has a far better platform. Which is why we are where we are. https://t.co/pVGBQFwI9j
…and I noticed today (while in Waitrose) that that cretin, Littlejohn, was writing a rant in some trash “newspaper” about how UK beaches, parks etc should stay “locked down”. The cretin doesn’t even live in the UK anymore, but in Florida!
If prisoners were treated like the way they're planning to treat primary #school kids, it would be declared cruel & unusual punishment.
Monstrously mean. Parents should homeschool with traditional values to bring these liberal fearmongers to heel.https://t.co/CK0x8ofAEr
Exactly. I suppose that a tiny minority (including me) are already in the frame as dangerously independent thinkers, dissidents, “extremists” (in the view of the NWO, ZOG, “Zionists”, the UK/EU System etc). Others are as yet unidentified by the powers of Evil. The Coronavirus, and the staged panic, and instant laws instituting a toytown police state, are just the beginning.
The System can now use filters such as “who is tweeting or writing against facemasks/”social distancing”/”lockdown” (etc)?” to identify who belongs to the group that is less compliant, less brainwashed. The others, the multikulti “sheep”, “rabbits” etc are malleable and/or unthinking.
The most brainwashed, compliant, easy to order are, of course, those who obediently troop outside their houses once per week to clap or make other noise (at first it was “for the NHS”, now “for our carers”). Social conditioning, as seen also in hospitals, supermarkets etc, where the managements “facilitate” (or should that read “mandate”?) the, in effect, enforced (by social pressure) “clapathon”.
In fact, many do not want to think. Thinking is harder than not thinking, at least at first. You see tweets (often from those presenting themselves as intelligent and/or “caring” and/or “socialist”) actually demanding that “lockdown” be made stricter, that the Government go further, that heavy fines or prison be introduced for “breaches” of “the rules” (regardless of whether the so-called “rules” are law or indeed even lawful). Most of these people are those who believe that they favour “human rights”. They fall at the first fence, unaware of the irony, unable to see it.
A few more tweets seen from Nick Griffin
Seriously though, homeschool. Protect your family from the mental paedophilia of 21st century liberalism. pic.twitter.com/6UbNj4JvOb
Remember how lockdown was to flatten the curve & stop #NHS being overwhelmed until #Immunity spread. Hospitals are now underwhelmed, so healthy people should be encouraged out to help build Immunity. Unexplained goalpost moves. Incompetent or sinister?https://t.co/v2Y2VRb7pV
As I predicted years ago, in 2015 and later, the EU, as part of the NWO consensus/conspiracy, would try to secure (if a Brexit referendum became inevitable in the UK) a Remain victory. Failing that, the first fallback would either be a second “confirmatory” referendum (a re-run, to get the “right” result) or a “deal” on everything, which would really be a “BRINO” (Brexit In Name Only).
Some people are still foolish enough to think that “Europe” (by which they mean the EU) stands in opposition to the USA. That may be true in the —relatively— small things such as agricultural standards and so on, if you like, the “tactical” things; but on the strategic plane, the EU and the USA are really working together as part of the “Western” NWO plan:
The only niggle I would have with the cartoon above is that Zionism, in the usual sense, is only one part of the conspiracy, the other being a kind of uber-freemasonry. In fact, if you look at those playing important public roles (albeit as puppets) in the UK area of the international conspiracy, they are usually part Jew and part connected by present family or by heredity with the sometimes non-Jew but highly Masonic-linked power structures of the West: David Cameron-Levita, Theresa May, Boris Johnson, to name a few.
The migration-invasion continues
What was once dystopian fiction has become everyday fact: when Jean Raspail wrote The Camp of the Saints, it was regarded as implausible fiction, yet now we see enormous numbers of blacks and browns invading Europe by sea, more or less as per the book mentioned.
As far as the UK is concerned, joke Home Secretary Priti Patel (thick as two short planks, an Israeli tool, and in effect an invader herself) talks about stopping at least illegal immigration, but hundreds, every day, are landing on the beaches of Southern England, or are “intercepted” at sea and then brought here for free shelter, food and cash! Several hundred a day.
In the UK (and elsewhere), the propaganda for a mixed-race population, to be achieved mainly by the impregnation of white women by blacks and browns, has become truly relentless; in TV ads, TV “soaps” and other dramas or melodramas and in every other way:
I have never met Nick Griffin. Before a pack of Jews procured my expulsion from Twitter, I retweeted a few of his tweets; he retweeted one or two of mine. Perhaps, having reposted a number of tweets from Griffin, I should briefly explain my view of him. It is, firstly, that he did very well to get the BNP to the point where two MEPs were elected (Griffin himself and Andrew Brons https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Brons).
I disagreed with some aspects of BNP policy and presentation, but also agreed with much. The same with Griffin’s views as seen now on, eg, Twitter. I agree more than I disagree.
Griffin’s Question Time debacle in 2009 was a bad mistake on his part. I think that he and his colleagues may have considered that the BNP had finally made it into the “mainstream”. He was ambushed. System mouthpieces like American black woman Bonnie Greer [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonnie_Greer] relentlessly interrogated Griffin about the “holocaust” and Third Reich etc. Greer was seated on the panel next to Griffin, inches away.
The whole programme was akin to a Chinese Cultural Revolution denunciation-fest organized by Red Guards. Griffin himself called it a “lynch mob”. The normal format of the show was put aside so that Griffin and the BNP could be seen to be (seen by over 8 million viewers) humiliated.
I suppose that one could call Griffin’s decision to attend, “brave but stupid”; more charitably, a gamble that did not come off (because the race was fixed).
“The programme was watched by an estimated 8.2 million viewers, more than three times the average figure for Question Time, and on a comparable level with prime time entertainment shows. Griffin’s appearance dominated the following day’s media; a follow-up report in the New York Times said that “the early reading by many of Britain’s major newspapers was that Mr. Griffin lost heavily on points.
In a press conference held on 23 October, Griffin stated that he would make a formal complaint about the format of the programme, which he said was “… not a genuine Question Time; that was a lynch mob“. He suggested that he should appear again, but that “… [we] should do it properly, and talk about the issues of the day”, and added: “That audience was taken from a city that is no longer British … That was not my country any more. Why not come down and do it in Thurrock, do it in Stoke, do it in Burnley? Do it somewhere where there are still significant numbers of English and British people, and they haven’t been ethnically cleansed from their own country.” [Wikipedia]
I also feel that Griffin has had to fight the System, and has been arrested, charged, prosecuted by it, though acquitted in the end, thanks to British juries (those results would be less likely today, because there would be more blacks and browns on the juries). Having been myself questioned (though never prosecuted, charged or even arrested), I feel for him!
In fact, I recall that, after the final 2006 acquittal of Griffin and Mark Collett https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Collett , Counsel magazine (sent free to all practising barristers) carried an ad for Crown Prosecution Service [CPS] recruitment, which ad had obviously been drafted (and artwork done) in the expectation of Griffin and Collett being convicted. System stitch-up, but it went wrong for (((them))) that time.
Homeschool. Turn off the TV. Get a trade and family, not a lifetime millstone of student loan debt.
Having children, rearing them right, & arranging one's life to avoid paying tax tribute to a System that hates you. These are the highest virtues in the last years of liberalism. pic.twitter.com/7xZJhM3fvw
Good points. The “push button for degree” and “push second button for ‘master’s degree’ and ‘doctorate’” “university” “degree” system now in place is anachronistic, pointless and, from the purely “career” point of view” of the students, becoming almost worthless for the majority of graduates.
As to the idea of “learning to think”…
The point is made.
It is interesting to note that some of the most financially successful people in the UK never attended university:
Not that I am commending any of them them as people, but they have certainly managed to create things by thinking outside the box and the usual confines of the educational system.
It is, also, noteworthy how many of those who favour multikulti Britain, mass immigration, Remain(ing) in the EU, a strict Coronavirus “lockdown” etc are those who went straight from school to “university” (of some sort), maybe (for those whose families are more affluent) after a “gap year” (ie an extended holiday in places like Thailand, Goa or wherever). The sort of people who, though often thinking themselves both educated and intelligent, are unused to truly thinking “out of the box”, in other words.
Some more Nick Griffin tweets
Sun & air kill corona. So it's confirmed that putting us all under house arrest for 6 weeks was the worst thing this lying, criminal scum regime & their cowardly, #covidbully police farce could have done.
Yesterday a senior government official (Oberregierungsrat) in Germany's crisis management staff sent an unauthorized 80-page document to media. He calls the Corona panic a "false alarm" and wants to end remaining restrictions immediately. https://t.co/TRFPa2dtrU
Why do I call him Dear Leader Kim Jong Son? It could be because he finds the shutdown of liberty amusing : ' "I've learnt that it's much easier to take people's freedoms away than give them back," the prime minister joked, to laughter from his team.'Ha.Ha. https://t.co/e9YpcUh2rfpic.twitter.com/7S2Ilo0Bs6
Hail to our Glorious Dear Leader Kim Jong Son, and his dreaded Health Commissar Mat Hang Kok, who have managed to snuff out centuries of liberty, and replace Parliament with a plastic dummy, with barely a peep of protest. pic.twitter.com/StJEi5NtsZ
‘“I’ve learned that it’s much easier to take people’s freedoms away than give them back,” the Prime Minister joked to laughter from his team.’ And there, in one truly awful sentence in today’s Sunday Times, we have it @ClarkeMicah
Do we, @notacunningplan? I disagree with much of what Piers Corbyn says, as it happens. Even so I am grieved to see a man arrested for exercising the former freedoms of speech and assembly, now abolished to the indifference of most. https://t.co/7qpJ4vapfI
It is only 'required' @MJstrowbridge, because the government deliberately shut down the economy, as a result of wild panic. In other words, it is not 'required' but is an avoidable consequence of a stupid action, which should be reversed immediately. https://t.co/o6vrHkJ5t7
I am far from being fiscally conservative. I disparage penny-pinching and the “pennywise” Scrooge-ism of the Cameron/Osborne/Duncan Smith years (2010-2017, and the 2-3 similar years up to now). I favour Basic Income too, though it has to be basic, not too generous in its early phases. However, the Rishi Sunak measures seem to be driven not by social equity, not by Keynesian expansionism, but by a muddled public relations agenda.
It is quite pathetic how Rishi Sunak is now touted as a future Prime Minister. For one thing, he is Indian! The System wants a non-European to be PM, because it wants the population to become non-European, so naturally it wants a non-European as PM, in 10-20 years.
Apart from that, the giveaways from Rishi Sunak, which might have been justifiable for a few weeks, a month or so, are now set to continue, in full measure, until October! Now, as I said above, I favour Basic Income, but for the furloughed employees and now self-employed, to get up to £2,500 a month until October, while sitting at home, economically inactive, is absurd. There is little or no incentive for many to hurry back to (in many cases) boring work while most if not all of their needs are being met.
Yes, some were making far more than £2,500 a month, but many were not. When you add to the fact that the “furlough” payments will now continue through the Summer and into the Autumn the fear which still exists, created largely by the Government itself, it can be seen that, for many, the idea of having a kind of holiday, in many cases a family holiday is enticing.
The State schools would have broken up in July anyway (am I recalling aright when I “remember” that my old (non-State) school used to break up in mid-June and return only in mid-September? Long time ago now…early 1970s). Endless Summer…
So anyway, many furloughed employees are in no hurry to return to their commuting on crowded trains, or Underground, or buses, or congested roads, and to their jobs, when they can have an extended holiday until October, especially now that the shops, maybe soon even cafes and hotels, will be open for business. People can drive out to national parks, beaches, woods, while knowing that they are being paid by the State until the Autumn.
I wonder a little whether, somewhere in their hearts, those employees and others actually intuit that they might not have jobs or work for long, or are unsure, so are determined to have one last elegiac summer with their families. Just a thought.
Already we see large companies cutting or preparing to cut jobs by the hundreds, by the thousands, once the furlough payments stop. Already companies, large companies, are planning job cuts on a vast scale. As for small companies, many have no real chance of survival.
M.Gove on Marr: 'We cannot have a situation where we keep our economy and our schools and our public services continually closed down, because the health consequences of doing so would be malign as well'. Why didn't you say so before? https://t.co/b1bihyxh2L
1/2 If by positive you mean 'government toady', I hope not @richardhrbenyon. I have a low opinion of governments after covering their actions at home and abroad for more than 40 years, and meeting politicians at close quarters. https://t.co/FVdHvCImEi
2/2 @richardhrbenyon If this government had not taken a lump hammer to the economy for no good reason, it would never have needed to institute its wildly extravagant payday loan scheme at all. People would have carried on working, and been paid for it. https://t.co/FVdHvCImEi
Lord Sumption speaks for Britain: Govt has 'frightened the daylights' out of the people by greatly overstating the danger of the virus. We are grown-ups. You cannot imprison everybody in case a few people behave badly. Shouldn't need saying. https://t.co/P5OalsV9H6
There is now a plausible argument that as many as 5 million people in the London area are, or have been, infected. So far, about 5,000 have died of or with the virus. 1 in every 1,000 of the infected population.
The above facts make a nonsense of “lockdown”, as suspected. The entire economy and society has been closed down because of a likely one in a thousand chance of being killed (which probably would happen anyway, “lockdown” or no “lockdown”).
That is a thousand times greater than the chance of being struck by lightning, and is quite a high probability for mathematicians, but for those of us in the real world is a rather small chance, though admittedly far from de minimis.
No-one seriously suggests that Coronavirus is not a serious public health emergency, but it has been hugely overblown, and regarded like the Black Death or something similar.
Nonsense. “Lockdown” is all but irrelevant. A leading expert, an Israeli, has just recently said that any measures taken in various countries are close to irrelevant to the ultimate outcome. That seems to accord with what has happened in countries around the world.
The latest “plan” from little Matt Hancock is for people to be “allowed” to meet up to 10 specified others outside their own households! Only a cretin of the Hancock sort could come up with a “plan” so impossible to make work! Who will enforce this “plan”? The whole thing is ridiculous.
Someone like G.K. Chesterton would have fun with this “plan”, and probably write an amusing short story about it.
Meanwhile, in the real world, people are (judging by what I saw on my local roads yesterday) all but ignoring the “lockdown”. Plenty of traffic compared to a couple of weeks ago.
I hope that this episode has taught the increasingly arrogant Common Purpose-infected police a lesson, to wit that they police by consent in this country. People (misinformed, brainwashed, so be it) consented at first to the “lockdown”, but more and more are waking up to the fact that Coronavirus is almost yesterday’s news.
Most people now understand that, especially if they are under 70, they are not going to get Coronavirus or die from it, and that, if they are under 40, there is every chance that, even if they are infected, they will be totally unaware of the fact.
Those at high(er) risk are known: non-Europeans; inhabitants of “hotspots” such as London, West Midlands etc; older persons (esp. over 70); persons with other serious health problems.
The chance of getting it and being hospitalized and then dying is probably not even one in a thousand overall. For white people under 40 it is close to zero.
Finally managed to watch this https://t.co/rphL4qa4Wo astonishing interview with Swedish epidemiologist Johan Giesecke, an expert on viruses if ever there was one. Interviewer Freddie Sayers is perpetually astonished, as this sort of calm sense is virtually unknown in the UK.
Douglas,@DouglasKMurray you say here 'I have no idea whether Peter [Hitchens] is right or wrong in his claim that this country has done the wrong thing in locking itself down'. Why the blazes haven't you? How can you possibly not have formed a judgement by now? https://t.co/2jdNca1HBE
(because Douglas Murray has not worked out, or been told, what the Jewish/NWO lobby wants him to say…)
I warned from the start, basing my warnings on work of Dr John Lee https://t.co/tDMjmWlIBv, that Covid-19 death figures were not as clear as they looked. Where authorities are honest, expect more of this sort of thing: https://t.co/A6gc1IF8RT
No @richardjwadlansd. People tell lies about me because they have no case. Thats normal. The society we used to have has already been destroyed. A return to normal is impossible until the government and their supporters recognise that their actions were wholly disproportionate. https://t.co/1FEOLOvJh2
Why do you call Al Johnson ‘ Boris’ as if he were your friend @shannonbamj? It’s not even the name his real friends use. Yes, he has breached long-established freedom. No, there is no excuse for this disproportionate attack on liberty and prosperity. https://t.co/m7v2ptNS5k
Alarming, that “Shannon” cannot see that this absurd and petty-tyrannical “lockdown” breaches “our rights“! A non-European, it seems; with where is she comparing the UK in human rights terms? Some place in Asia? North Korea? Also, “aspiring journalist”. Well, looking at the standards of journalism now, plummeting even in the national msm, I am hardly shocked. Looking at her other tweets, she seems well-meaning but, frankly put, not the brightest. Talks about “uni” and her “dissertation” (leading to a “doctorate”, presumably) yet mixes up “their” and “there” in some tweets. A couple of yet other tweets from this person, below:
Why is there concern that Boris hasn’t been clear who is covered by these new restrictions? If you’re not sure then you’re probably supposed to stay inside
In other words, unless a political chancer like Boris-idiot gives you permission to leave your houses, stay effectively under house arrest, because “you are probably supposed to stay inside.” She obviously has no real idea what longstanding British civil rights are…and there are millions like her in the UK now, millions…
A sign of the times…
Really @andrew89845845? He staged a successful putsch against a hopeless leader of the Tory Party, but, I hesitate to remind you but it is so, the UK has not yet actually left the EU. We have yet to find out if he solved anything, or just postponed it. https://t.co/Yv15mf0Gcc
They don’t need to be “kept safe”. They’re extremely healthy women in their thirties and forties. With no existing health problems. Covid poses no threat to them. They are more likely to be in a plane crash.
Speaking personally, I keep to the “Government lockdown advice” not because it has any legitimacy (or legality, arguably), nor because I am afraid of being fined (the police would never be able to catch me for anything anyway), but simply because the libraries, bookshops, charity shops, cafes etc are all shut. Even the barber. In short, apart from the nearest supermarket (about a mile away), the nearest M&S (ditto) and the nearest village shop (a mile or so in the other direction), I have nowhere to go unless you count a monthly visit to a Boots and a weekly call-in to get a few gallons of fuel.
As for exercise, I have not done any serious exercise for nearly 20 years, and it is even longer since I swam 90 lengths (nearly 2 miles) without a pause, or trekked up the mountains of the Tien Shan in summer heat and winter snow. So I do not go out to exercise.
I am, in a word, the perfect “lockdown” citizen, without even wishing so to be!
Where did infections occur in Italy? Here's a preliminary study from the National Health Institute (1-23 Apr)
44% Nursing Homes 25% At Home 11% Hospitals 4% Workplace
More evidence that the “lockdown” in the UK is a pointless exercise that is trashing the economy (without which there will be no NHS, by the way). Still, “keep clapping” (nein danke!). As a matter of fact, it seems to me that this whole “clapathon” nonsense is basically the public services applauding themselves, and in some cases unmeritoriously.
Gosh this thread. The government is going to have a hell of a job unwinding many back from the state of fear and censoriousness that has been created. Pretty soon we need to start the journey back to normal and these attitudes will be a real barrier.
This is all you need to know about why the vast majority did not require full lockdown. Also why are all the delivery drivers and the police doing ok? Mostly under 60 perhaps? pic.twitter.com/eFo1EUW969
MSM has been shockingly poor, doing their best to create mass hysteria. Add PPE, the Turkish consignment, imminent visit of the grim reaper etc … not suggesting it is on a par with a bad flu year (that point has been surpassed) but FFS we crying out for context and perspective
Only thing I'd quibble at is the description of the economy in a coma. It's not in a coma, it's crashing and burning. But otherwise the article is totally spot on.https://t.co/2PsDG8y1dL
— Hector Drummond is isolating at your second home (@hector_drummond) April 24, 2020
FINALLY this gets properly into the MSM I’ve been tweeting about this for weeks. It’s an utter disgrace, rendering lockdown null and void and most importantly taking the lives of the very people we were asked to save. #euthenasiahttps://t.co/taXMaH7PRg
I wish that people brainwashed by American msm culture would at least stick to tried and true English English. In particular, I see many tweets today on the subject of pasta, talking about people “hating on penne”. THERE IS NO “on“! “Hating penne”— good. “Not hating penne”— also good, BUT NO “on“, either way!
What makes it worse is that I would be prepared to bet that 90% of these miscreants have never visited, let alone lived in, the USA. They have no excuse! If I, once married to an American, once nearly married to another, who lived on and off in New Jersey for 3+ years, who repeatedly visited and/or worked in Florida and South Carolina, and who is still nominally a member of the New York Bar, do not say “hating on…“, then someone who has never left Essex, Brighton, or London (mostly London, judging from Twitter) has no excuse!
While I am on the same (perhaps minor) sort of subject, those places where you can embark on a train are railway or at least rail stations, not “train stations”! I first heard “train station” in London in or about 1990, from a West Indian woman. Since then, it has invaded and conquered the BBC, Sky, the print msm…Even persons pretending to education use it, sometimes. No…
“Hating railway stations” = OK (though puzzling), “hating on train stations“= not OK.
Back to the present “lockdown” nonsense
Because @2s10s1 I believe in and support the rule of law, and until the courts rule that home detention and bans on large gatherings are not permitted, I cannot break them or incite others to do so. I am hoping there will be a Judicial Review soon, though. https://t.co/jWsMuq53EA
That, Mr. Hitchens, does not wash. It is for those who laid down the “rules” and the stupid Coronavirus Act 2020 to prove, via successful prosecutions, that one or both are lawful. The 17thC-19thC freedoms which Hitchens supports would never have emerged had the people of those times always waited for the State to be challenged in the courts.
I have not read all of the law recently passed, but I doubt that “incitement” to break it is itself an offence anyway.
The real reason not to “incite” breaking the new petty tyranny law is, simply, that few would attend a demonstration. Demonstrations and marches are almost always a waste of time and effort. “What would happen if you held a demo, and no-one came?” There is your problem, the spinelessness of the present UK population.
Oh dear (see below): I disagree with Hitchens again. “House prices are the true measure of inflation“? That’s nonsense.
Yeah @nojondo. Well, I think we can all work out how much direct personal knowledge you have of the matter. House price inflation is simply the true measure of inflation, as distinct from the absurd CPI. https://t.co/juMMh4BVBn
That was a government giveaway; the same has been true of other more recent incentives to buy houses, eg relief for buy-to-let parasites. The result? Absurd house price inflation. If I lived in a house in London valued in 1980 at £100,000, which is now (or was in 2019) valued at £4 million, that is not a genuine measure of inflation but an artificially-fanned conflagration of inflation. House price increase— 40x in 40 years, in a society where pay has, on average, increased by, at most, 10x, and for most people maybe 5x.
The price of, say, retailed food, has also increased by maybe 5x in the same period. Wine that was £2 a bottle in 1980 is about £8 or £10 now.
Hitchens is very up the creek here, I fear.
After agreeing with many of Hitchens’ recent tweets, I am now in disagreement over some things…
You misunderstand. Plenty of people have savings, and own their own homes, who are anything but rich. https://t.co/O1DansPkfD
“Rich” is indefinite, of course, but I do not think that anyone who has an overinflated house “worth” a couple of million can be described as anything but at least somewhat rich…(a thought dictated by my seeing on Rightmove a house for sale in the little crescent off Reigate Hill, Surrey, where my parents lived in the early 1980s. £1.25M! Ridiculous).
Yes, if the owner sells his one million pound house, he needs to buy another. Or does he? Someone with a million pounds has options, such as buying a house in a cheaper part of the UK (a million-pound house in Surrey or London can be replaced for as little as £300,000 in many quite decent parts of England or Wales. Or the possessor of a million pounds can buy a luxury yacht for, say, £250,000, live aboard and still have £750,000 to fund the fun in the Med, Caribbean etc.
Again, see below, it seems to me that Hitchens is, to some extent, up the creek here:
Did you dare to spend decades buying your own home, or saving for your old age? Silly of you. Government, having bankrupted the country, now wants its cut. Ask yourselves why The Times of London on Friday floated the idea of state confiscation of savings: https://t.co/I4XTkZAiyZ
Most people with money (beyond some low level) in the UK inherited their money, they did not, primarily, earn it. Much of that is real property, or proceeds of sale thereof, that gets passed down. There are exceptions, and from 1945-1989 (to pick an end-date) quite a few, but these days, few really make much money actually working, even if that work is (or so the public think) lucrative, say at the Bar. Hitchens, as often noted, is here in his beloved 1950s rather than in the Britain of 2020.
I do, however, agree with Hitchens here (below):
1/2 @chemistrypoet@douglaskmurray Not true. We have ample evidence of three things: The grave exaggeration of the danger by the government, the unprecedented and probably unlawful attack on personal liberty and the colossal long-term damage done to the economy. https://t.co/oVs0ka6clz
2/2 @chemistrypoet@douglaskmurray A hermit might have an excuse for waiting to see. But this mass arrest is costing £2.4 billion a day. Anyone who writes in political journals & hopes to influence political outcomes must decide where he stands.Or switch to writing about cooking. https://t.co/oVs0ka6clz
Time was when the Guardian would have had something to say about the complete trashing of the rights of the British public, about their having been corralled at home because the advisers of a government of total incompetents thought that the Black Death was about to arrive. But no; these days, the Guardian’s unimpressive scribblers prefer to tweet that people who have woken up to the absurdity of State-imposed “lockdown” have “a single brain cell” for not complying (any longer) with the continuation of the patently ridiculous mass house arrest imposed. Time was…
Thus we see, in part, why “Guardian” views are just ignored these days, and we also see why, in part, the Labour Party is all but finished.
One of the few pleasant aspects of the manufactured “crisis” is that little Greta Nut is no more to be seen in the newspapers. She or those behind her made a brave attempt to piggyback on the virus news agenda, by claiming that Greta “showed symptoms” of Coronavirus. Sure she did…A Scandinavian, aged 17. What were the symptoms? A-tishoo? Twice?
“If one single virus can destroy economies in a couple of weeks, it shows we are not thinking long-term and taking risks into account.” [Greta Thunberg, or her “advisers”]. Has she never heard of the Black Death, the Plague etc?
I think that her 15 mins of fame must be nearly at an end.
Here is another brave attempt to retain relevance:
Found it tricky to get balance when writing this @spectator article, but have become frustrated at being called a hero for staying at home/doing nothing. Danger of making a virtue of a terrible necessity. We need to resume our role as ACTIVE citizens asap https://t.co/97RzXrjmcj
Claire Fox, one time Revolutionary Communist, now turned “libertarian”, briefly Brexit Party MEP (April 2019-January 2020). An odd woman from an odd (and rather suspicious) political or ideological background.
I think liberty and the rule of law are the real essentials of civilisation.. Democracy, as in modern Turkey, can all too easily threaten both. I am attracted by the ideas in Nevil Shute’s novel, ‘In the Wet’ . But I have no idea how they could be achieved, so who cares? https://t.co/vv57SVsKOH
Despite the peak having probably been reached in Italy, its government has decided to extend “lockdown” until 3 May at earliest. Will there be an Italy left once the populace emerge blinking into the early Summer sunshine? I doubt it.
Does that mean that the UK government-of-fools will extend “lockdown” until June? If they do, they are looking for trouble.
This idiotic woman, below, has the same vote as you. Now do you see why our form of “democracy” leads to governments run by idiots and/or confidence tricksters?
Absolutely peak Twitter stupidity. Thinks that people are “expert” because they have a few letters after their names and/or positions as government advisers. Not so. The principal government adviser on Coronavirus, one Ferguson, of Imperial College, said that UK deaths from the virus could reach 250,000. A month later, quite recently, he said 5,700! Hello? The actual figure, at time of writing, stands at just below 9,000.
While we are on the unpleasant but necessary topic of deaths from (actually, “with” or “related to“…) Coronavirus, we might remind ourselves that there are about 70 MILLION inhabitants of the UK. In other words, and in round figures, so far there has been 1 death for every 8,000 of the population.
Obviously, that is a serious public health problem, amounting to several thousand people having died in the past week, but it has to be seen in the context of the approximately 10,000-11,000 people per week who die in this week of the year anyway, taking the past five years’ average. The increase is actually below 1,000 per week, over the past week, and a matter of about 500 extra per week in the past month or so.
So far, only a few brave souls such as the scribbler and TV talking head, Peter Hitchens, have put their heads above the parapet and asked “is it right to shut down the whole economy, pretty much, for this, particularly when we do not really know what if any beneficial public health effect the ‘lockdown’ has?”
One might say “weigh a doubt against a certainty”: the “doubt” is what if any good effect the “lockdown” is having; the “certainty” is what negative effect the “lockdown” is having on the already-fragile UK economy.
1/2 Financial Times's witty response to Matt Hancock's denial of @FraserNelson's report that shutdown could cost 150,000 avoidable deaths. Prints denial – but repeats story, attributing it to 'a minister' quoting from a cabinet subcommittee….
You are right @Jim_Cornelius. . My clumsy mistake . I have tweeted a correction. The respiratory deaths for weeks 1-13 are: 2020 (22,877) – less than those for 2013 (25,495) 2015 (28,969) 2017 (25,800), 2018 (29,898) and 2019 (23,336). Point is the same. https://t.co/OkScy1lhq1
Ask @FraserNelson for more details. He wrote it. But where is the science to back up the Imperial College predictions of half a million deaths, which caused this disastrous state panic? Glad to see you have some scepticism, but please apply it generally @Huckleb10408653https://t.co/B8jZ3a0XC3
What would I myself have done, were I at the head of government? This:
Had I been the ruler of the UK (take that as you will), I should have ordered a complete lockdown for one week only. Complete. That would have sent the message to the population, and would have enabled preparation in NHS and police etc. After that, I should have pushed hard, with every tool available to government, the only measure we know beyond question halts Coronavirus spread, namely the thorough and effective washing of hands with soap and water, perhaps every 15 minutes.
I should have restricted gatherings of people in large excited groupsand in very confined spaces (again, the only places we know spread this virus greatly) and would have recommended the responsible use of parks, beaches, shopping areas and so on. No-one wants to get this nasty condition, so I think that would have been as, or nearly as, effective as the “lockdown” that we now have.
The Underground, trains and buses (and equivalents outside London) would have to cease operations for the duration, or only allow a small proportion of “key workers” aboard, so that “social distancing” could be observed in those incubators of the virus.
That would have saved most of the economy from a terminal spiral. Now, as things are, we are approaching what amounts to a near-collapse economically, unless the “lockdown” stops very soon.
The “furlough” payments cannot be maintained indefinitely, and at present are due to determine in 2-3 months, at (I believe) the end of June. When that happens, huge numbers of employees will simply be made redundant. Retail, manufacturing, service. Many enterprises and indeed whole sectors were showing weakness before “Coronavirus” or “COVID-19” was ever a factor.
The political impact will be huge. The millions who cheered on Dunce Duncan Smith in his attacks on those without paid work, for example, will be shouting, not cheering, when they end up on “Universal Credit” and find that they get a weekly pittance and not the pay they had before the “crisis”.
Housing too. Millions will not be able to afford rents, and Housing Benefit will not cover rents in full. We then see the collapse of both the parasitic “Buy to Let” market and the wider housing market. Property will be worth 50% of what it now is. Perhaps even 25%. Impossible? 20 years ago, properties were about a fifth, even a tenth, of what they are now, supposedly, “worth”. Does the rocket only go up and never down? Will banks be lending freely after all this? I doubt it.
Going, going, gone…?
It will be recalled that some “expert” called Ferguson, from Imperial College, told the government and msm that over 250,000 people might be killed by Coronavirus in the UK. He later had to “revise” his estimate to…5,700. In fact, that seems to have been mistaken too, though less so (the death toll is now, officially, not far short of 9,000, though that may be partly because everyone who has Coronavirus is now (for the past 10 days or so) registered as a “Coronavirus death” even though the real cause of death may be some other condition).
Well, now we see that the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, based in the USA, and apparently the leading data collector for such things not only in the USA but in the whole world, has “revised” its 66,000 prediction for the UK to somewhere between 22,000 and 62,500! So much for “the experts”…
Below, a scene from our wonderful, liberal, free country (that we have been told about all our lives…)
Speculations and conspiracy theories
The present atmosphere gives rise to all manner of conspiracy theories. One or two may have elements of truth in them.
What if “COVID-19” (or some other one next year or the year after that) were to be deliberately released and designed to mutate, with the idea of reducing the population of the Earth to say a tenth of its present size? What if getting infected by the virus were not to confer immunity to most victims? What if second, third waves of slightly different viruses were to hit the world, leaving only 10% or 1% of the population alive and immune?
The atmosphere must be getting to me! I have only had one can of Pilsner Urquell!
In the end, one must have faith that the advanced section of present-day humanity (white Northern Europeans) will, even if only a tiny number of them, survive and thrive, creating a new and better culture and civilization down the line.