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Diary Blog, 7 January 2023, with the latest on the “Jack Monroe” scandal

Morning music

On this day a year ago

Saturday quiz

Well, this week brings another victory over political journalist John Rentoul, trumping his 4/10 with my 7/10. I did not know the answers to questions 6 and 10, and I just could not recall the answer to question 1 even though I “really” knew it.

The “Jack Monroe” juggernaut rolls on

[https://www.theguardian.com/society/2023/jan/07/jack-monroe-interview]

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2023/jan/07/jack-monroe-interview

I suspect that some hurried rewriting had to be done by the Guardian’s scribbler.

That Guardian piece was evidently planned to be part of the launch of Thrifty Kitchen, the latest book by “Jack Monroe” (and at the end has a link via which enables any “mug” unaware of the full “dodginess” of the book and its authoress to buy a copy).

The interviewer mentions “Jack Monroe’s” Patreon “grift” but not the crowdfunder launched by “Jack Monroe”, ostensibly to sue the MP for Ashfield, Lee Anderson, the proceeds of which have gone straight into the bank account of the “Bootstrap Cook”. Certainly no legal action has been launched, not even a “letter before action”, and Ms. Monroe’s favoured solicitor, Israel-based Mark Lewis, has not emerged from his kennel since the Twitterstorm etc around “Jack Monroe” gained strength several months ago.

That Guardian piece gives the impression of sitting uncertainly on the fence after the more recent revelations, neither wholeheartedly endorsing the woman and her book (the recipes from which seem to have been lifted from a number of different Internet sites such as BBC Food), nor making an all-out hatchet attack on her. More the former than the latter, arguably.

The interviewer: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_Hattenstone.

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The “Bootstrap Cook” is not alone in wanting to join the world of fake “celebrity” while still pretending to “stick up for the poor”. Look at the pseudo-revolutionary and pseudo-Marxist poseur, Owen Jones, who has made a career out of being a kind of “licensed Bolshevik” while still doing fashion shoots for glossy magazines on occasion, attending receptions with the “rich and famous”, and making a rather large income in various ways.

Another? What about Chuka Umunna, the half-caste one-time “Labour” MP, who whined about not being allowed into the VIP area of some louche nightclub?

All fakes.

Notes: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuka_Umunna; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owen_Jones; https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/01/04/a-brief-word-about-owen-jones/.

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Of course. “Jack Monroe” might like to ask advice on that from her one-time solicitor, Israel-based Jew-Zionist Mark Lewis, who admitted or claimed a few years ago at the Solicitors’ Disciplinary Tribunal (that found him guilty on several charges) that at times he did not know what he was doing because his mind was affected by prescription drugs (etc).

[Update, same day: “Jack Monroe” has swiftly deleted her tweet threatening (making empty threats of) “libel” action].

“Jack Monroe” once again snarling at people and threatening “libel” action. Ha ha!

I should imagine that her lawyer (if any) is well aware that a defamation action, though it has to be be brought within one year, should all the same be brought as expeditiously as possible within that 1-year window. In the case of Lee Anderson and Martin Daubney, the alleged “libel” (in fact the totally true assertion that “Jack Monroe” has made a living off the backs of the genuinely poor) occurred in early May or even April 2022. No libel case will be brought by the “grifter” against Lee Anderson now, in my opinion. Let’s see.

As for stray tweeters or, indeed, me, “Jack Monroe” will be unable to bring legal action successfully (certainly not against me) for a number of reasons, including the fact that I would have a number of arguable defences (including what the English law now terms “Truth”). Also, having no capital and a very low income now, even a successful libel action against me would leave the claimant about £500,000 out of pocket; in reality, no claim could even be launched against me, and I apprehend that the same would be true of many tweeters critical of “Jack Monroe”.

That would tend to explain, if true, where much of the money “earned” by “Jack Monroe” has gone…

Like many liars, “Jack Monroe” ties herself in entangled knots of her own fabrication.

So tweeter “@JanetAnscombe” thinks that “Jack Monroe” cheats her Patreon donors because her life was or is “in chaos“? “Jack Monroe” never seems to fail to take the money, or to set up ways of taking more. Well-organized in that sense, anyway.

Opinions are OK, but should be based on evidence…

I note that, like many “Jack Monroe” fans, “@JanetAnscombe” is (judging from her photo) retired, seems to live comfortably (in Tenerife), and according to her Twitter profile, is “Doctor, ancient historian, “leftie elitist”, mother of chickens, hermit-ish, trauma & neurobiology wonk, Celt, European, MBE.” (and a facemask zealot as well).

So not exactly “poor” or “working class“. Again.

As blogged previously, I have not myself seen even one present “Jack Monroe” fan who is actually poor, or “working class”, or for that matter from any ethnic minority; as I opined yesterday, few of the blacks, browns, Chinese etc would eat the swill that the “Bootstrap Cook” makes or pretends to make.

I am rapidly coming to the conclusion that anyone still defending “Jack Monroe” should not be listened to on any subject…

Ha ha! “@sitebadger”, another “Jack Monroe” defender. Once again, not poor, not someone who claims to have been: “Environmental Manager / planning compliance. BA(Hons) Landscape Design. MSc Conservation Management.”

Rhetorical questions: Where are the poor? Where are the “working class”?

…and of course, another one who “stands with Ukraine” (on Twitter), and is almost certainly a facemask fanatic, like most of the rest.

More “Jack Monroe” lies, in other words.

Other tweets seen

No-one can rule guiltlessly” [Saint-Just].

“Dr.” Louise Raw

So far no news about “Dr” Raw’s doomed and ostensible attempt to sue Jeremy Clarkson for making rude remarks about Meghan Mulatta.

Surely Ms. Raw is not going to use the money she has raised via GoFundMe for other, or even personal, purposes? She has almost hit her financial target of £15,000 (£13,787 as at time of writing), but no news from her about the supposed upcoming legal action. What a surprise.

Mike Stuchbery (notorious Twitter “grifter”) and Roanna Carleton-Taylor (former “antifa” cheerleader who is now keeping very quiet…) claimed, a few years ago, that they were going to sue “Tommy Robinson”. Raised ~£12,000 for that ostensible purpose. No legal action ensued. I wonder what happened to the money of the 700+ mugs who donated?

See also: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/10/23/a-few-words-about-mike-stuchbery/; https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/11/27/mike-stuchbery-and-tommy-robinson-legal-dispute/.

Stuchbery was also (he claimed) going to sue me (never heard from him or his —non-existent— lawyers), and he was going to sue various other people, including several Danes. Never happened. A man of straw.

More tweets

Exactly, and the tweeted typo (?), “cause celeb“, is actually —and ironically— more accurate than the correct “cause celebre“.

Indeed. In fact, she has had a good run, bearing in mind the easily-disprovable lies, at times reaching heights of absurdity only achieved by Monty Python, The Goodies, The Good Life, or maybe The Goon Show.

Next? Maybe “Jack Monroe” will turn and turn about, and become a pseudo”Conservative” social commentator with a column in the Daily Mail. Hard to see, but in the madness of the UK in 2023, not actually impossible.

“Jack Monroe” has been mocking her mug donors for years, but usually only in private. Now she does it openly, “telling the truth to shame the Devil” (?).

Still, as of today, no less than 624 utter mugs are still signed up with Patreon to send her between £3.50 and £44 every month! Hard to believe how stupid people can be.

At last! A “poor” or “working class” “Jack Monroe” fan!

Oh no, wait…— “Director: @Air_Cover_PR | #HR PR | ‘James Staunton is a PR faster than Muhammad Ali’ –@guardian. Once part of @InstinctifPtnrs, @wriglesworth and @PwC_UK“…

The absurdity becomes surrealistic…

I suppose that, were Katie Hopkins still scribbling for the Daily Mail, she would be wondering aloud in print how much of the £324,000 she had to pay “Jack Monroe” after the libel action (£24,000 to “Jack Monroe” herself as an award, £300,000 for the legal costs of “Jack Monroe”) went up the nose or down the throat of the “Bootstrap Cook”.

More seriously, I cannot see that “Jack Monroe” offers anything much to the truly poor or struggling. She has some way to go, however, before she reaches the rock-bottom uselessness of other “one-trick-ponies” such as the crazed feminist trustafarian, Caroline Criado-Perez [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caroline_Criado_Perez].

As blogged, most of the supporters of “Jack Monroe” are middle-aged if not elderly. Not sure why. Not all aged lesbians, either. Men of 60+ as well. Why? I do not know; and, as already said, I have yet to see anyone under 40, let alone under 30, supporting her; also, no non-whites (are they too practical when short of cash?). A conundrum.

Just look at that Adrian Hilton idiot! Doesn’t know his **** from his elbow, yet purports to teach at university level [“Adrian Hilton is a conservative academic, theologian, author and educationalist. He has spent more than 20 years in secondary and university education, teaching, writing and lecturing in politics, jurisprudence, philosophy and theology in the UK and the US.“].

Typical.

Tweets on other subjects

Rachel Reeves: Labour Friends of Israel member, and quite possibly part-Jewish.

When you look at Starmer’s Israel-lobby Shadow Cabinet, there would seem no point in replacing the similar Con Party government with that.

Only a social-national government or rulership will or could save the British people, but there is not even a social-national party worthy of the name.

I do.

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[Berlin Wall, 1960s, from the Western side]
[street scene, East Berlin, 1970s]
[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_John_Moeran]
[BBC TV Centre, White City, under construction, early 1950s]

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Diary Blog, Christmas Day, 2022

My Christmas and Yuletide greetings to all well-intentioned readers of the blog, to all Europe, and to the wider world.

Christmas morning music

On this day a year ago

Stray thought

It is always suspect to draw general conclusions from personal experience, at least without more. All the same, we have to start somewhere, like Newton and his apple.

It seems to me that there is an absence of what I recall as “Christmas feeling”. Am I wrong to believe that the feeling of Christmas as a special time has ebbed away over the past couple of decades? If so, why has it happened? It cannot simply be economic stringency etc, looking at the travails of the 20th Century— wars, the Great Depression etc.

I am not talking about religious or wider spiritual belief or adherence, but the actual feeling of Christmas-time. Do “the young”, children etc feel the same, or is the feeling of— what? Flatness? Unease?— connected to the nostalgia which is more naturally an accompaniment of greater age? I do not know.

I come to no conclusion here, but have raised the question. It worries me. I think that it goes beyond Christmas, too.

Tweets seen

Seems to be a good idea in principle. I wonder, though, how much electricity such an installation can produce, and how it can be distributed.

Christmas TV

I doubt that I shall watch TV much in the next few days. Today, saw a few minutes of a religious service (Church of England) on BBC TV. It was from Blackburn Cathedral, a cathedral of which I had never heard, and in a town which I have never visited.

Instead of a traditional carol, something which sounded like the soundtrack for a black mass in a horror film; admittedly, I only saw a few minutes of the whole thing. Instead of a robed officiant such as a priest, a large black man wearing a kind of lumberjack shirt. As for the congregation (or should that be “audience”?), a relatively small crowd. The camera zoomed in on a young British-seeming couple with a tiny baby. The (?) husband and/or (?) father looked stressed or even (as it seemed to me) spiteful, somehow. No smiles seen from either. Were they actors? I suppose not; after all, actors might have simulated some happier look.

Nein danke…I switched off from it.

From the newspapers

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11572881/CIA-spate-explosions-Russia-veteran-claims-CIA-NATO-ally-sabotage.html

The CIA is combining with the spy service of a NATO ally in Europe to conduct covert sabotage operations inside Russia, according to new claims.

The clandestine campaign is behind many unexplained explosions and fires that have hit strategic or prominent facilities in recent months, says US expert Jack Murphy, an eight-year Army Special Operations veteran.

Separately other European intelligence services have allegedly been ‘running operatives into Russia to create chaos without CIA help’, as has Ukraine.

[Daily Mail]

Insanity like that (if true, is proven) can have only one result, eventually— escalation, leading to Russian strategic nuclear attack on both North America (both cities and military bases, ports etc) and Western Europe (particularly the UK, particularly London).

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Reason to be cheerful?

Good to know that Little Matt Hancock’s book has failed to capture public attention, and has failed to make the freeloader even more money, depending on what was his advance, if anything.

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[Girls of the BDM ride in the German forest, 1930s]
[“The Fuhrer as friend of animals“]
[“Heil Goering!“; other captions proclaimed that “even the animals vote for the Fuhrer!” after Germany was the first and only state on Earth to ban experiments on animals in 1933, a law sadly repealed by order of the Western forces after the disastrous defeat of 1945]

See also: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2016/11/17/social-nationalism-and-green-politics/.

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Saw, rather sub protest, the film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E.T._the_Extra-Terrestrial] on TV.

In fact, it was better than expected, despite having the usual suspects (loud children, louder adults). One of the former looked like becoming the “inevitable” Hollywood film Wunderkind, but in the end did not.

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Diary Blog, 20 December 2022

Afternoon music

[Monet, Boulevard Saint-Denis, Argenteuil]

On this day a year ago

A Christmas Letter from the Front [1943]

https://research.calvin.edu/german-propaganda-archive/henkels.htm.

Tweets seen

We know, in our hearts, what will be the only solution to this evil, but we are “not allowed” to express it, because those who infest our governments and mass media have had repressive laws passed to censor us. UK, Sweden, Germany, other countries too.

(((Simons))) [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paula_Simons]. However, it seems that, perhaps contrary to the second tweet, she opposes criminalization of so-called “holocaust” “denial” (historical examination and revision).

After reading Anne Frank’s diaries as a young girl, Sen. Simons feared that one day the SS would invade her house and take her away. In a Jew-ish family that escaped Nazi Germany, the Holocaust was something close to Sen. Simons’ heart. Yet despite her family’s trauma, Sen. Simons argues that Holocaust denial should not be criminalized, especially not through the Budget Implementation Act (C-19). Instead, she believes that the government should focus more on pressing the platforms that spread this hate speech to be held accountable

[YouTube]

Note the early-ingrained hysteria— that the SS would “invade her house and take her away“, rather unlikely in Canada, and in the late 1960s or early 1970s, about 25 years or more after the end of the Second World War. Did she really fear that? I doubt it; either she was a very stupid child or she is not quite telling the truth now.

So anyway, in fact she —apparently— does not want criminal sanction, but wants to censor and repress historical study and revision another way, via backstairs manipulation and pressuring of online fora and platforms.

Incidentally, contrary to what the YouTube blurb says, her family (grandparents) did notescape” National Socialist Germany, but left Russia for Canada, probably before the First World War. She is now 58, born 1964, so her grandparents were born, presumably, in the early 20thC, and in Russia:

Simons was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, one of two children born to Norman Wolfe and Oli (née Dyck) Simons.[1] Her father, a lawyer, was of Jewish descent; her paternal grandparents had immigrated from Russia and settled in Round Hill, Alberta where he was raised.

[Wikipedia].

Do “they” ever tell the truth?

Strange that she uses her mother’s surname.

Her occupation is noted not as “politician” but “journalist“. I see that, as in the UK with the House of Lords, senators in Canada are appointed, not elected. NWO/ZOG puppet Trudeau appointed Paula Simons in 2018.

The steps were icy. Typical lies from the Sun “newspaper”.

Housing now regarded as a “resource”, to be parcelled out by the State and/or local government bureaucrats according to some kind of “woke” tick-box exercise. Older people, English people, childless people, single people— all “bad”, but migrant-invaders, blacks, browns, “young people” (most of whom will soon be —or already are— non-white), especially any non-English with half a dozen children— all “good”.

Once again we see the “Great Reset” and the “Great Replacement” conspiracies working together.

The Jews (eg on Twitter), meaning the Jew-Zionist lobby, are now screaming that this woman of 97, and who, during the early 1940s was a teenager, and secretary to the commander of a German camp, should be imprisoned, executed, tortured etc.

As to the Jews, the facade falls away very quickly once they start calling for blood against someone perceived as a race-enemy. They, after all, still celebrate the downfall and death of some of their enemies thousands of years after the events in question occurred. Most of their religious holidays are of such a nature. Google them.

“Pound of flesh” territory.

A couple of my own experiences of “their” lies and malice: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2022/01/15/diary-blog-15-january-2022-including-an-outline-of-the-failure-of-the-latest-jew-zionist-attempt-to-prosecute-me/.

Will those who were secretaries aged 18 and who worked at, say, Los Alamos, or at US and UK air bases, be tried because of what happened at Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Tokyo, or for that matter during the Allied air bombing campaign against Germany, in which possibly 800,000 people, mostly civilians, were killed?

I doubt it.

It is clear that the NHS and the social care system need to be one system, seamlessly operating. What stands in the way of that? Funding, yes, but also the vested interests in the NHS. This is a problem that grew out of the way in which the NHS was set up; also, the ageing population.

That idiot, Wallace, will make London and the rest of the UK a nuclear target if it is the last thing he does, and it may well turn out to be so.

Christmas University Challenge

Yet again, the alumni teams (University College, Oxford v. Glasgow) fought, and once again were both rather poor.

Me too (as usual)…

One of the least impressive contestants was Owen Jones, pseudo-revolutionary careerist and “licensed Bolshevik”, whose ignorance on most subjects was patent, though he did get right the three or four questions about the Irish conflict of the early 1920s (so did I; they were hardly difficult).

I have blogged about Owen Jones, in the past: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/01/04/a-brief-word-about-owen-jones/.

The winning team, Glasgow, was rather mediocre, but still far better than what apparently is informally called “Univ“.

Late tweets seen

I have come to the conclusion that “Jack Monroe” is a complete fake and, if not actually fraudulent, pretty close to it. Is my opinion wrong?I think not

All the same, as of today, 643 mugs continue to send “Bootstrap Cook” between £3.50 and £44 each month. Do the maths…

I can only conclude that either the 643 mugs are living in cloistered conditions, where they are sheltered from the news, or that they are masochistic, and enjoy being taken advantage of. The same sort of people probably support the migration-invasion, and will vote (fake) “Labour” even if its policies are a carbon copy of those of the equally-fake “Conservatives”.

As I said…mugs.

I may be wrong, but my opinion is that the msm has all but “cancelled” the “Bootstrap Cook” now. She has just become too obviously “dodgy”. I would hazard a guess that she will not be much if at all on TV or in the Press in the future.

Having said that, in her shoes I would be not too dissatisfied that 643 mugs are still sending me a total of between £2,500 and £30,000 a month. In the well-worn phrase, I wish! Also, it seems from tweets read that she has inheritance expectations, possibly in the millions, down the line.

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Not very subtle, but he makes his point…

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Diary Blog, 18 November 2022, with something about Kate Andrews, the IEA, and BBC Question Time

Morning music

[Kehlsteinhaus, Obersalzberg]

On this day a year ago

On the blog 5 years ago

Twitter

There is news that a significant number of Twitter employees are refusing to engage with Elon Musk and his wish to return freedom of expression to the platform.

To my mind, such wilful refusal to go along with the changes Musk wants to implement in Twitter shows that an intransigent core of intolerant “woke” activists has taken root in the Twitter organization, and needs to be rooted out.

It may be necessary to sack many of the existing employees and to recruit new people who believe in free speech.

Kate Andrews, BBC Question Time, the IEA etc

Kate Andrews is, as an individual, of no political importance. As a drone/puppet of the transnational conspiracy, however, and once employed by the so-called “think-tanks” the IEA and the Adam Smith Institute (and now at the Spectator, as Economics Editor), she is of significance.

Kate Andrews has a degree in International Relations and Philosophy from St. Andrew’s University, Scotland. She was born in London in 1990, but sounds American (possibly holds dual nationality). She attended school in an affluent part of Connecticut bordering Long Island Sound: see https://uk.linkedin.com/in/kate-andrews-1673a945. She has no formal qualification in economics.

Kate Andrews is 32 years old. She is believed to be married, but nothing is known publicly about the identity, nationality, or activity of her husband.

The IEA was founded by one Fisher [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antony_Fisher], who also founded about 150 other organizations, including the Adam Smith Institute. An important international conspirator, pro-Zionist etc.

Fisher’s granddaughter Rachel Whetstone [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rachel_Whetstone], who has held major positions at Facebook, Google, Netflix, and Uber, is married to the egregious Steve Hilton [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Hilton], the “blue sky thinker” (and waste of space) connected to the rotten misgovernment of David Cameron-Levita 2010-2015.

Rachel Whetstone herself once worked at Conservative Central Office. She was also, at one time, having an affair with Cameron-Levita’s stepfather-in-law, Viscount Astor: see https://www.dailymail.co.uk/columnists/article-314340/Love-Tory-Conservatives-golden-girl-married-man.html. A fact now expunged from Wikipedia.

See also: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/08/10/les-eminences-grises-of-dystopia/.

The “takeaway”? These people, these organizations, are all connected, and feed into the transnational conspiracy matrix.

We are in the first year of the present 33-year socio-political cycle. Socialism, as traditionally experienced, was largely killed off, in its various forms, in and after 1989, the last such significant year.

There is now a push by the transnational conspiracy or “consensus” to increase yet further the degree and scope of globalization, and also the destruction of white Europe (and indeed all white European race, culture, and civilization, worldwide). The Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan is just part of that [https://vk.com/@judi1964-coudenhove-kalergi-plan-stealth-genocide-against-the-peoples; and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalergi_Plan].

Another aspect is dystopian finance-capitalism. “The price of everything and the value of nothing“. It must be opposed, by any expedient means.

As for BBC Question Time, I myself have not sat down and watched that biased and outdated latter-day version of “Brains Trust” for many years.

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…but, whether Twitter exists or not, there will still be (as of today) 666 mugs paying “Jack Monroe” up to £10 each, monthly, via the Patreon website…

Elon Musk is up against several connected pressure groups or tendencies, not least the Jew-Zionist lobby that wants Twitter to be open for any Jewish trolls to abuse, usually anonymously, but also wants Twitter to ban or expel anyone said Jew-Zionist lobby labels as “antisemitic“.

To be frank, and without —I hope— being too grandiose about it, if Twitter is not open to someone like me, then it is all but worthless anyway.

…and for British people, a tent in a field, if you have a tent and a field…

Eventually, we shall have to [REDACTED]…

Please refer to previous comment…

Many people have yet to understand that the UK is governed or misgoverned by The System, which has several faces for the masses to “support”, the two main ones being the Conservative Party and the Labour Party, neither of which does “what it says on the tin“…

One well-placed round should do it…

Great. Hard-core. Only thing is, the evildoer could hardly have understood what was coming at him so suddenly, so his suffering would have been minimized by that factor.

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

I wonder whether that socio-political propaganda will backfire on the System’s msm drones. After all, for the ideas expressed to be featured at all must mean that those ideas are slowly influencing the mainstream public mind.

Keep on truckin’!

See also: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2018/12/10/tv-ads-and-soaps-are-the-propaganda-preferred-by-the-system-in-the-uk/.

In Ireland too (see below):

Sadly, the Sinn Fein/IRA types seem to have surrendered to the Irish version of the transnational conspiracy (System)…

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…or Robert Carrier (?): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Carrier_(chef);

The tactics employed now by “Jack Monroe”/”Bootstrap Cook” are interesting. She has turned a blind eye to the (actually rather weak) Daily Mail report [https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-11403551/Row-anti-poverty-campaigner-Jack-Monroe-detractors-flares-up.html] which was only published yesterday. Not a word from her about it.

Instead, the “Bootstrap Cook” has ploughed on as if the report had never been printed. Apart from the odd reference in tweets to her “trolls” (meaning those raising legitimate concerns about her alleged “grifting”, “scamming” etc), she has also ignored the Twitterstorm which has now been raging for about 3 months.

Now, Bootstrap Cook tweets about anything but the criticism and reportage. About her apparent upcoming move. About how she has had to sell items (have we not been here before?) and (needless to add) about how expensive moving is (is that a hint that a few more donations would be welcome?).

I should have thought that, whatever the circumstances, someone whose Patreon income alone may run into figures above £6,000 a month in cash would have little difficulty in covering all the costs.

Late tweets

90% of the food I have seen (in photos) produced by the “Bootstrap Cook” has looked like a dog’s dinner (or worse). Some of the photos make me feel quite sick, if truth be known.

I have raised on the blog the question of where Russian prisoners of the Kiev regime are being kept, and under what conditions. The mainstream media in the West seem completely uninterested in this human rights issue. I have seen not one reporter on TV or journalist in print, or online, address the point, and there have been no TV news reports from any camps where the prisoners might be incarcerated.

Now it seems that Kiev-regime forces are, at least sometimes, taking no prisoners, or taking them then immediately despatching them. This is generally accepted to be a war crime.

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[Chateau Frontenac, Quebec]

Diary Blog, 11 November 2022

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

On this day a year ago

It makes one shudder to think what those who fought in either of the great European wars would think of society now, though not all changes have been negative, by any means; however, the destruction (presently ongoing) of European race and culture, plotted and executed by those in political power, and who should be defending Europe, overshadows all else.

Tweets and comment about “Jack Monroe”, aka the “Bootstrap Cook”

About 6 weeks ago, I blogged about the storm around “Jack Monroe”, aka “the Bootstrap Cook”, which storm had been raging on Twitter, Facebook, Tattle and elsewhere since sometime in August of this year. It continues unabated.

There now seem to be two clear groups: the supporters of “Bootstrap Cook”, most of whom seem to be politically-correct, wilfully-blind, Guardian/Observer readers, few if any of whom are in any way “poor” or “struggling”; on the other hand, there are those (many of whom are former supporters) who are critical of “Jack Monroe, accusing her of “grifting”, near-fraud if not actual fraud, as well as lying constantly about her life, her background, her history, her financial position etc. They also make the point that many of her recipes (if they are even that, as in her “soup” made from pulverized frozen beefburgers and some stock, or her “boil an egg and spread it on buttered bread”) are either not recipes at all or, equally-often, heavily-carbohydrate offerings, short on vitamins, minerals, and even calories.

Which of those two groups am I in? I started off, several years ago, vaguely noticing the “Bootstrap Cook” as something or someone more positive than not, “helping” the struggling and those penalized by the evil machinations of Iain Dunce Duncan Smith, George Osborne etc.

Over time, I have become more and more critical, as guided by the facts that have emerged. Now, I should say that I think “Jack Monroe” is someone with many personal or mental problems but who has certainly also been taking the pathetic journalists of the UK, and many others, for a ride, and making a pretty good and not very honest living from it all.

I am not a psychiatrist, so cannot fully explain why no less than 664 very silly and/or misled people (as of today) are paying Jack Monroe/Bootstrap Cook between £3.50 and £10 per month via the Patreon website; i.e. up to £6,640 a month in cash (minus Patreon fees etc), which might even be taxfree as “gifts” (not sure about that; it is a long long time since I was involved in any tax law).

In addition, some other (?) exceptionally silly people also send other, one-off donations to the alleged “grifter”/”fraudster” (who, inter alia, claims that a family of 4 can feed itself well for £20 a week by using her recipes).

In addition, Jack Monroe has 7 books in print, and is thus receiving royalties (£90,000+ in the past several years), and makes money in a number of other ways.

She has crowdfunded for an action in defamation against the —admittedly not very pleasant— MP, Lee Anderson [Con, Ashfield: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Anderson_(British_politician)], and politico/journalist Martin Daubney [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Daubney], but since the announcement of that in the msm and on Twitter in May 2022, it seems that no writ has been issued nor any pre-action correspondence received (info per Lee Anderson). It has been alleged that Jack Monroe has simply taken the money donated for the threatened libel action, and spent it. Whether that is so, I have no idea, but tend to believe it, in the absence of any proof that there is going to be an action launched (and time is shortening— only 5-6 months left, at maximum).

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Exactly. Many of the “well-meaning” or bien-pensant pro-Jack Monroe tweeters (mostly though not all women) have invested emotional capital in “Bootstrap Cook”, and are therefore immune to logic or fact. They cannot admit that they have been and are being duped, and prefer to carry on paying £3.50 or £10 a month rather than face reality.

[see also: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2022/09/30/diary-blog-30-september-2022-including-an-assessment-of-jack-monroe-aka-the-bootstrap-cook/].

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Note the poor literacy in that tweet from AFP, one of the largest international news agencies. Sign of the times.

If Putin cannot pull a rabbit out of the hat pretty soon, Russia will have some kind of “revolution” at some point not far down the line. Lost wars have had that result in Russia before. The only solution is not to lose the war…

(…or just [REDACTED] out of hand the woolly-headed idiot).

When did woolly-head stop banging that stupid “ho”, Liz Truss?

A sign of things to come if the UK continues to slide down the slope into multikulti chaos?

Meanwhile, the pseudo-green “activists” think that punishing the British public is the way to go. I saw a clip from, I think, Sky News this morning. One Indigo Brumelow, a plainly very thick and “silver-spoon” young woman, completely hysterical.

https://news.sky.com/story/just-stop-oil-protester-defends-m25-disruption-birds-are-falling-out-of-the-sky-pensioners-are-dying-12743962

She strikes me as mentally-afflicted in some way. I am no medic, but maybe autistic?

Potentially dangerous, like so many of the pseudo-green “activists”. Potentially terroristic. It is a question of degree only.

Actually, all the examples given by Indigo Rumbelow (floods in South Asia, hot weather in Europe etc) have occurred not only in recent decades but a hundred years and more ago.

I bet she will be pro-immigration as well. While living in the parents’ country house, or affluent suburbia (when not in a London flatshare), well away from the results of her pathetic yet damaging “activism”.

Indigo Brumelow thinks that women were “not allowed to own anything” until the Suffragettes agitated. Completely wrong, historically. She’s an ignoramus.

Will Indigo Brumelow end up in a mental hospital? She looks like a fanatical loony, and one who seems capable of any crime.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11416061/Please-stop-shouting-Moment-despairing-Sky-News-host-tries-calm-Just-Stop-Oil-activist.html

Ah. According to the Daily Mail:

Indigo was first arrested at Cannes Lions Advertising Festival in 2019 for gate-crashing a Facebook conference and has been held by police on at least six occasions since then.

In 2020 she began digging up the lawn in front of the Ministry for Housing Communities and Local Government and was arrested again in Parliament Square later that year when she blocked the road.

[Daily Mail]

The newspaper also says that she is based on the Gower Peninsula, in South Wales, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. No doubt the family home. She is 28. No mention of any profession, job, or even study. In other words, as guessed, a silver-spoon trustafarian, like so many of the Just Stop Oil and Extinction Rebellion idiots. Rote-learned repetitive ranting. No real thought at all.

Actually, she came over to me as mentally closer to 15 than 28. She evidently has some form of emotional/mental problem.

Daily Mail reader reply:

boyeseyboy, uk, United Kingdom, 19 minutes ago

These people and immigrants are causing most of the issues in tbe uk.get rid of them all and the country will be a better place.

Whoever he is, I agree with him.

See also: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/08/16/the-extinction-rebellion-levellers/.

[Update, 12 November 2022: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11416705/Indigo-Rumbelow-Globe-trotting-farmers-daughter-lectures-public-saving-planet.html. Pretty much as I had thought].

Ukraine

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/nov/11/reports-of-wounded-soldiers-being-abandoned-as-russia-retreats-from-kherson-city

Were I Putin, I would arrange dictatorial powers for myself, then a. shoot most of the generals of the Russian Army; b. shoot many of the higher-ups in the GRU; c. bring up and train younger officers; d. find out where Zelensky is based and then fire a nuclear missile at his location.

Russia needs a gamechanger. What is now happening, and most of what has been happening from February onwards, has been a complete and embarrassing “shitshow”, causing huge property and infrastructure damage, huge harm to Ukrainian civilians and others, and to companion animals, and also resulting in 100,000 deaths and injuries to Russian officers and soldiers, let alone the devastating damage to Russia’s reputation in all ways.

Not that I opposed, or even now oppose, the invasion, but it was delayed pointlessly, for weeks, then carried out in a shockingly half-hearted, desultory, and almost detached manner. Shocking. As blogged before, this is not the army, or the equivalent of the (Soviet) army, that could and did take whole countries in days, among them Czechoslovakia and Afghanistan.

Putin seriously needs to get a grip, or give way to someone who can take firm control and achieve victory.

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[“Russia has no borders; it is wherever there are Russians“]

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I might be tempted to say that all the participants in that “jungle” show should be shot out of hand, but actually I do not know who or what any of them are, or why they are “celebrities”, except Boy George, Mike Tindall, and Matt Hancock (and, thinking about it, there is no reason to have Tindall shot anyway, as far as I know).

I do not think that I shall be watching I’m A Celebrity, in any case.

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Interesting graphic

Interesting in several details, such as that 41% of Americans have never flown on a plane! I am also surprised to see that a third of American adults do not own a car.

Most telling, perhaps, is that only 62% of Americans have a household income over USD $25,000, meaning that 38% of households are struggling by on less than $25,000 a year.

When I married my first wife, a United States Federal Government employee, her own relatively modest income in 1990 was about $36,000, so an income of $25,000 in 2022, 32 years later, and for a household (that might contain two or more workers), is really what the American magazines call “hardscrabble”.

The educational levels are, as expected low, with the respondents apparently thinking that 30% of their fellow-Americans live in New York City (it’s 3%), 30% in Texas (it’s 9%) and 32% in California (it’s 12%).

An uninformed and/or ignorant population cannot support a democracy worth anything, hence the American political mess that we see unfolding, as Adlai Stevenson [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adlai_Stevenson_II] implied pretty clearly when his campaign train was in a small town during a Presidential campaign of the 1950s. A woman ran up to him, crying out, “Mr. Stevenson, you must win! Every thinking American will vote for you!“, to which Stevenson drily and prophetically replied, “Not enough, Madam; I need a majority“…

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I rather dread the sort of elected dictatorship that Jewish-lobby puppet Starmer might head, containing such as would-be dictator Yvette Cooper (expenses cheat, fraud, and another Labour Friends of Israel member), but Isabel Oakeshott is right— what is the point of the Conservative Party now? And look at the Cabinet! A real collection of deadheads.

The only thing that the Con Party can now say is “we are not Labour“. That might save their bacon to a (very) limited extent, but only to such a small extent.

As to that “elected dictatorship” of Labour, we shall just have to face it down any way we can.

Another interesting extract

This was in The Times, only recently published, though the statistics are from 2018:

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True, but that was also true of the old Soviet leadership.

The half-Jew bully Raab is another over-promoted careerist.

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[Konstantin Korovin, The Verandah]

Diary Blog, 7 November 2022

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[Lenin, Krupskaya, and others, in Lenin’s requisitioned or expropriated Rolls-Royce]

I wonder whether there will be an even bigger parade than usual in Moscow today, the 105th anniversary of the October Revolution of 1917 (in reality, the Bolshevik seizure of power from the Provisional Government headed by Kerensky). The Julian calendar was in use at the time.

The war in Ukraine is now going badly. I expect attacks on Kiev-regime infrastructure behind the front lines to continue and to intensify

It may be that the main dam on the Dnieper (a major Stalin-era project of the 1930s, rebuilt in the late 1940s after having been blown up by retreating Soviet forces in 1941) will be destroyed again.

[Dnieper dam and hydro-electric station]
[the roadway atop the Dnieper dam today]

See here below for more, with some 1941 archival film: https://www.rferl.org/a/european-remembrance-day-ukraine-little-known-ww2-tragedy/25083847.html.

If the Russian forces were to try to destroy the dam today, they would probably use a tactical nuclear weapon. The last photograph shows clearly how massive is the structure.

On this day a year ago

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See also: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2022/09/30/diary-blog-30-september-2022-including-an-assessment-of-jack-monroe-aka-the-bootstrap-cook/; and https://ianrobertmillard.org/2022/08/25/diary-blog-25-august-2022-with-a-few-thoughts-about-poverty-and-living-through-hard-times/.

The fact that msm “journalist”-scribblers have almost all swallowed the “Jack Monroe” “legend” whole, completely uncritically, and without bothering to dig a bit to see whether some or all of it might be untrue, says a lot about the state of the UK mass media today.

I was very much in favour of the “Bootstrap Cook” at first, years ago, but less so later, and now think that she has many serious questions to answer.

The fact that so many mainstream journalistic and “media folk” idiots seem to be actually emotionally invested in supporting her on Twitter makes me even more suspicious (I think that that the mugs who are actually still donating money to her monthly are probably a different set of mugs, for the most part; some seem to be real poor people, living on small State benefits, judging by those who have been saying on Twitter etc that “Jack Monroe” has not supplied the goods that she said she would supply).

I have no idea whether “Jack Monroe” (her name was changed by deed poll from the original Melissa Hadjicostas, she being half Greek-Cypriot) makes £3,000 a month, £8,000 or —as some on Twitter etc claim— about £16,000 a month, but her Patreon donation page alone (at exact time of writing today) shows 663 “patrons”, down from well over 800 a few months ago but still impressive. The lowest level of support is £3.50 per month.

663 x £3.50 = £2,320.50. Not a bad “little earner”, even at that level, to use the estuarine Essex argot.

The highest shown level of support (it was £44 per month until recently!) is now £10 per month. 663 x £10 = £6,630 per month.

It seems reasonable to conclude, therefore, that “Jack Monroe” is getting between £2,320 and £6,630 in cash, monthly, from Patreon alone (minus whatever fees or commissions are charged by the website).

Taxfree too, unless I am mistaken as to whether such donations are counted by HMRC as gifts or not.

The “Bootstrap Cook” also makes money from personal appearances, speaking engagements, TV appearances and, of course, book royalties from her 7 books, most if not all of which are still in print. From what I have read, at least £90,000 (in toto) in royalties over the past several years, and still rolling in.

One could say, “well, so what? She has the right to make money“, but if there are questions around the veracity of what she has said about her own life-story, if there are questions around her asking for money constantly, if there are questions about where monies have disappeared (if indeed they have) and if some of those monies were given by members of the public to be sent to charities, then the questions demand an answer.

For example, in May 2022, Jack Monroe was supposed to be intending to sue both Lee Anderson MP and the “controlled opposition” politico, Martin Daubney, in defamation. Monies were crowdfunded for that purpose, but so far (six months later) no writ has been issued, as far as I know. In fact, none of the usual pre-trial and pre-issue correspondence has occurred, as Lee Anderson said only last week.

I begin to wonder whether the Fraud Squad or similar should take an interest in all this. At least that might straighten out the facts.

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The lightning-flash…I like it!

Looks as though the pack of pseudonymous Jew trolls on UK Twitter are on the way out, and (so to speak) living on borrowed time…

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Cuba before Castro

Cuba looks better in that film than it is today, literally falling to pieces (houses in Havana collapsing after 63 years without maintenance, and the railways scarcely rolling).

There were a few positive aspects to Castro-ite socialism, but not many.

Another factor is that the Cuba of today has relatively fewer white and mestizo people as against blacks. Many went to the wall after 1959, and many others fled to the USA, the Dominican Republic etc.

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Andrew Neil is far better on TV than in print.

As for that Holden cretin, just dump him in mid-Channel.

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Much as I despise the Labour Party, the Conservative Party needs to be cast down and stamped on until it expires.

The Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan, aka “The Great Replacement”, in action.

Get them all out of the UK and out of Europe. Get them out.

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

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Look at this prize idiot (below)! One “Natalie”, defending the “Bootstrap Cook” even though she then admits that she knows nothing at all about the allegations against “Jack Monroe”, or the questions raised:

That was the end of the exchange(s). Thick “Natalie” goes away without a parting word. I wonder whether she is now less ignorant.

Twitter, the home of many proudly ignorant, but absolutely sure of their politically-correct rectitude.

F.E. Smith once replied to a judge, who had said that he had listened to Counsel for an hour and was “none the wiser“, “No, my Lord, but you are much better informed“…

What strikes me about the above is not only how gullible people can be but also how defensive, once their minds have accepted, uncritically, a certain narrative, a narrative about which they know absolutely nothing.

Not only the alleged quasi-fraud by “Bootstrap Cook”, but other narratives— “Covid”, Covid “vaccines”, “Ukraine”, the 2010-2020 “need” for “austerity” (spending cuts) in the UK; above all, the whole “holocaust” farrago, especially not but exclusively the “gas chambers” nonsense.

When I returned from Rhodesia in 1977, I took a number of easy-to-get (in those days) short-term jobs. One was hauling around sacks of mail at the Royal Mail sorting office at Redhill, Surrey. Another worker was an older fellow, doing a few months before Christmas, and who had spent his long naval career in submarines. We were talking one day, amid the sacks of mail, about Atlantis. He said that he was sure that there had never been Atlantis, or an Atlantean civilization, because he had spent months, indeed years, on submarines submerged in the Atlantic Ocean, and had never seen anything!

What could one say to such an unthinking person? Ask how many portholes his submarine had?! Make the point that any remains not destroyed by 10,000+ years of tides, currents, and the pressure of water etc, would probably not be detectable by such as sonar?

Pointless to argue with some people, because you are arguing with facts (using the intellect), whereas the “Natalies” of this world have an emotional response based purely on an embedded belief itself based on what others have sown in the uncritical field of their minds.

If two scribblers for the Irish Daily Mail (someone called Tom Doorley —apparently a restaurant critic— and one Phillips, a reporter or other “journalist”) yesterday reacted quite as unthinkingly in defence of “Bootstrap Cook”, then what can be expected of “Natalie”? In fact, said scribblers were far more rude, and no more intelligent, in their response to a tweeter tweeting about “Jack Monroe”, than “Natalie”.

I suppose that “Jack Monroe” will be fairly sanguine about the Twitter-storm around her behaviour. After all, so far 600+ people are still each shoving £3.50-£10 her way every single month, most of the public will be unaware of the questions raised about her, and the major msm outlets (Observer etc) are still puffing her entirely uncritically.

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Well, let’s see…non-white UK Prime Minister arranges with other non-white “leaders” (globalist puppets) that the British people should pay for the corruption and incompetence of non-white “states”. What is wrong with that? Oh, no, wait…

It is not often that I agree with Dan Hodges, but strange times [etc]…

Interesting that most British people chose countries with a mainly British ethnic base; even the USA does have that to some extent, and of course a common language as well.

As for myself, it would depend, at least to a major extent, on the position I would be in. Emperor or slave? Poet or peasant? I would not want to live in an area without trees, either.

Both opinion polls show a slight swing back to equilibrium after the recent polls showing Con below 20%. Still, 27% or 29% is still low, and there are said to be spending cuts, and restrictions on pay and benefits, to come, which must impact what little popularity the Con Party has. The continuing cross-Channel migration invasion as well.

According to Electoral Calculus, the present state of play might result in an overall Lab majority of about 154 seats: https://www.electoralcalculus.co.uk/userpoll.html; Con Party with about 150 seats, Lab around 400.

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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nina_Makarova]
[Akademgorodok, nr. Novosibirsk, Siberia]

Diary Blog, 19 October 2022

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On this day a year ago

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One cannot see, as some simpletons did in the 1970s, the conflict in Northern Ireland as simply a kind of “national liberation struggle”. More a kind of several-hundred-years-old sectarian conflict between two populations, and mainly occurring in a relatively few areas of the province.

The methods of the IRA in the 1970s and 1980s particularly were brutal and callous. Despite some harsh measures on the part of the British and/or Northern Irish authorities, the sort of 1930s/1940s Soviet-style clearances that might have finished the whole problem were never used, nor ever even contemplated.

The British never really hit the IRA infrastructure as hard as they could have. Gerry Adams was, ludicrously, allowed to be notionally “on the dole” for many years, ferried around in one of the black taxis used extensively by the IRA. He and McGuinness and the like were never killed, their families never arrested, their properties never destroyed.

I think that it is clear that the British always favoured, at root, a nice polite Westminster-style “political solution”, even if that meant, strategically, giving in to Sinn Fein (and thus the IRA) in the long run (if only because the birth-rate of the “Republican”/Catholic population was higher than that of the “Loyalist”/Protestant population).

The same happened in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe, a country I myself visited in 1977. In 1979, the British played it their usual way, with a nice polite conference at Lancaster House in London (a rather nice small palace, of sorts, which I saw when invited to a couple of receptions in the 1990s).

The British used their intelligence services to bug the hotels of the delegates, and made sure no-one blew the place up. Emerging from that was the idea of a British-style “election” from which would inevitably emerge the winner, that nice, well-educated, little man, Robert Mugabe.

That’s how Britain has done these things since 1945— superficially slick, well-organized, without too much noise or violence in most cases (until the British have left), but in the end, a complete disaster. It started with Indian Partition in 1947.

The bombings etc carried out by the IRA were terrible. Having said that, they were not a tenth of one percent as deadly or as wounding (in bald numerical terms) as, say, the American bombings of countries such as Iraq in the past 30 years, and even smaller by proportion than the bombings in Germany, Japan, France, Romania etc carried out, mainly, by the British and Americans during the Second World War.

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[Lazienki Park, Warsaw]

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Anyone listening to System/Jew-Zionist-lobby pundits such as Dan Hodges is likely to be disappointed, at least most of the time.

I agree with the above, though. This is not now about a piece of Westminster Bubble theatricality, but about the fact that million upon million British people are now going to suffer terribly simply because stupid Liz Truss and woolly-head Kwarteng have been trying to play a performative game with the future of Britain.

If the last part of that tweet is right, we are well and truly ******…

Even so, need one take seriously most British “security and intelligence” sources? Those people have been wrong most of the time since 1945 (and, indeed, were for much of the 1939-45 period).

Mirabile dictu— I even find myself in agreement with sleazy Bryant this afternoon. Not that one need be a political genius to see the obvious truth of that tweet, of course.

Kick them in the head. Don’t spare the smug smirking grey-hairs either, men and women both. In fact, do them even harder.

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The future of medicine may lie mostly with a more holistic approach.

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If the Prime Minister (yes, even if it is Liz Truss) commits expressly to something, commits to it in the Chamber of the House of Commons, and in response to a direct question, that’s that…or else.

As I blogged yesterday, if the Triple Lock is not reinstated, then that is effectively the end of the Conservative Party, because the hard core of Con support consists of pensioners. If most of them abstain or vote elsewhere, the Conservative Party might really end up with a national vote of 10%, and that would leave them with 50-100 MPs, quite possibly at the bottom of that range.

The Conservative Party is polling around 20% or so. Take away half or three-quarters of that, and you are left with 5%-10%. Goodnight Vienna.

Exactly.

Lose/lose for the Conservative Party. Election now means about 50 Con Party MPs left (ironically, as blogged yesterday, probably including Liz Truss), but the only alternatives are to keep her as PM until the next general election, which might mean a near-total wipe-out, or to replace her as soon as possible, and then hope that at least a third to a half of the Con Party MPs can be saved, 100-175 of them.

Actually, it’s true: Liz Truss is a fighter, a noisy, aggressive, stupid, pointless woman used to pushing herself to the fore. Trouble is, once the silly bitch has forced herself to the front, there is almost literally nothing in her arsenal (intellectually or otherwise), and that is as true in the House of Commons as it is in any possible nuclear confrontation with Russia.

Will that be the next Liz Truss attempt to channel Thatcher and the Falklands? To try to create a “Falklands Factor” or “Belgrano Moment”? If so, a big mistake, and we may all be the victims of it. Russia is not Argentina, it has many thousands of nuclear weapons, many more advanced than our own few (most newspapers etc say the UK has 30-60, some claim 100).

Yes, it may be that Russia could only land 50 or 100 nuclear weapons on us. Is that OK? Do people think that anything much would be left?

See also: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/01/26/the-tide-is-coming-in-reflections-on-the-possible-end-of-our-present-civilization-and-what-might-follow/.

“Stein”? (((J)))? Looks like it…

[Jason Stein]

Liz Truss is, apart from all her other faults, totally in the pocket of the Jew-Zionist and Israel lobby. She “proudly” said as much at the recent Conservative Party Conference, at the fringe event organized by the horrible “Conservative Friends of Israel” [“CFI”].

I posted, yesterday, Peter Oborne’s excellent analysis of the Truss/Kwarteng “government”:

That 9-minute exposition is a must-see.

I noticed that Oborne says that, over the past decade, the Conservative Party has been “captured” by “about four” groups, the primary one being “the super-rich“.

Another, interpenetrating, would be the Jew/Zionist/Israel lobby.

I agree. Generally, the aid monies stick to the aid “industry” itself, its executives, to corrupt governments and officials etc. Look at “Save the Children”: millions of pounds wasted on the salaries and expenses of sex pests and rapists such as Brendan Cox, the then husband of assassinated “Labour” MP, Jo Cox. I think that Brendan Cox alone was getting something like £300,000 (maybe £200,000 or so) a year, and he was not even the top boss!

If you want to help the poor of Asia or Africa or elsewhere, 9 times out of 10 your best bet is to just find a family and give money to them. No take-out, no bureaucracy; just a bit of money to help them get on.

There may be circumstances where a large-scale project can have good effects, but that is usually better done on the governmental level.

As for animal charities, better to find one which is directly doing good, such as those supported by the actor Peter Egan [A Perfect Spy etc]: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Egan#Animal_rights_activism.

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Cut off all money, arms, and ammunition to the Jew-Zionist dictatorship in Kiev.

Is Harry Cole pushing for war with Russia? Bad idea, if so.

Incidentally, we read that Cole has “the best security and intelligence contacts” of all mainstream journalists in London. Maybe, but how can he check the veracity of what he is being told? What do his contacts want in exchange? What is their agenda?

We are living in unusual times. Historically, more money spent on defence meant more real security for the British people. Now, the reverse is the case. More money spent on defence may mean a greater chance of a nuclear attack on the UK, especially when billions of pounds are wasted on the Jew-Zionist regime in Kiev, which (((typically))) is alternately wheedling and demanding more from us daily.

At the same time, the Royal Navy cannot or will not even secure our shores from migration-invasion.

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Wealthy Jew Peston may think that keeping the Triple Lock is a “car crash“, but Liz Truss and her fellow Con MPs know for certain that they are toast if it goes. I have blogged today and yesterday about it.

It is a simple calculation: with Triple Lock, the pensioners who are the core of Conservative electoral support will stay on board, most of them; without the Triple Lock, over half, maybe three-quarters, of the Conservative vote just evaporates, leaving the Conservative Party in an existential hole.

It may well be that international bankers prefer “austerity” for the British people, while parasites siphon off hundreds of billions, but the British people beg to differ.

When will idiots like Peston start working for the British people, and stop spouting System finance-capital propaganda?

You want to cut spending? Close down 90% of the Army, Navy, and Air Force, none of which are doing anything at all useful now. Also, stop sending money to arms manufacturers and to Kiev.

Interesting analysis

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/oct/19/uk-austerity-voters-brexit-cuts-chaos

 “After weeks of City chaos, and scoldings from Larry Summers and the IMF, even the most liberal and tofu-loving of commentators have bought into a dangerous idea: that you can never buck “the markets”.

Behind this mentality lies a whole mix of things, including the very understandable schadenfreude that comes with watching the Britannia Unchained lot find out that the markets don’t actually love them back. And who wouldn’t find joy in seeing the double-breasted, vacant-eyed, permanently post-prandial beetroots who between them make up the Conservative parliamentary party await an electoral tide that will sweep them out into generational oblivion? But the “markets know best” is not the lesson of the past few weeks, or the pandemic, or the bankers’ bailout before it. And believing so puts you on a collision course with voters.

You can see the result today: the UK is once again in the grip of austerity and anti-democratic politics – when we got into this crisis precisely because of austerity and democratic failure. The vast spending cuts made by George Osborne wrecked our hospitals, our schools and our town halls, and stoked the frustrations that ensured Brexit. I heard it over and over while reporting before the referendum – passersby declaring they were voting out, and citing as their reason nothing to do with Brussels and almost everything to do with the Tories. Their mum’s wait for an operation, their kids’ inability to get a council house, the loss of industry, the black hole left by privatisation: 40 years of bombed-out economics and bullshit politics.

To prove how far we have regressed, the politician who is once again everywhere is Osborne, easily the most ruinous Conservative minister this century. Others might name the layabout liar Boris Johnson or Truss the malfunctioning android, but it was Osborne who robbed Britain of a future. In the 2010s, interest rates hit rock-bottom and markets were practically screaming for governments to spend and invest. The UK could have rethought and rebuilt its post-crash economic model, but he chose to trample on the working poor and to cut, cut, cut. He is a big reason why Tory economics now has only two settings: cutting taxes for the rich, which never produces growth, or pursuing austerity that never brings prosperity.

Even today, Hunt is copying Osborne’s moves, right down to outsourcing politics to the financiers – just look at the newly installed panel of economic advisers, which comprises just two representatives of giant asset managers and two hedge-funders. Yet Jeremy cannot be George, because his role model cut public services so far there is nothing of substance left to take without them falling over. Now inflation is in double digits (unlike the prime minister’s approval ratings), it is devouring every Whitehall budget.

This is the UK’s horrific doom-loop, where voters are told the untenable is inevitable, while the sensibles keep mouthing stupidities and capitalists mirthlessly toast a cadaverous capitalism. Further downstream, surveys suggest over half (54%) of the 4m households on universal credit have gone without food in the last month, sick people in Wales can wait nearly two days inside an ambulance before getting admitted to A&E, and about 100,000 households each month are rolling off their mortgages into financial disaster.

[The Guardian]

I have noticed that “George” Osborne (Gideon Osborne), that nasty part-Jew “a nobody-but-with-money”, is now once more all over the TV politics shows, dispensing his “wisdom”.

Britain 2022

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/oct/18/hardship-heartbreak-devon-families-lose-homes-airbnb-lets

It’s like It’s a Wonderful Life but without any angels to help people. Maybe what Britain needs are avenging angels. As people now say, “just sayin’.”

Suella Braverman

Suella Braverman must be the shortest-serving Home Secretary ever. Like her predecessor, Priti Patel, another one of Indian origin, she talked a good game on migration invasion and immigration generally. Whether she would have been any more effective, I doubt. Anyway, that’s her gone as Home Secretary, gone as part of the Government, but not as MP: she scored over 63% of the vote last time, so has a safe seat even in these times.

See also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fareham_(UK_Parliament_constituency); https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suella_Braverman.

Apparently, she may be replaced by the Jew Shapps, who, about a decade ago, posed as other (invented) people, even using false identity badges, in order to sell get-rich-quick schemes in the Palace of Westminster and elsewhere.

A fanatical Jew-Zionist, and former head of the UK branch of B’Nai B’rith [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%27nai_B%27rith].

Can this “shitshow” of a government actually get much worse?

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Useless“? Well, maybe (I have never heard of her). More useless than, say, Liz Truss, Boris-idiot, James Cleverly, Therese Coffey, and a hundred others?

How mad does this “shitshow” have to get before someone just takes Liz Truss outside and…well, you get my meaning?

There was a time, not so long ago, when British people laughed at goings-on of that sort overseas. Italy, Spain, maybe Yeltsin’s Russia, parts of Latin America or Asia. More than awkward. Humiliating for the whole country.

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Diary Blog, 18 October 2022

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[Napoleon abandoning burning Moscow]

On this day a year ago

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Liz Truss made herself look like a complete fool when she met the Russian Foreign Minister, Lavrov. He totally outclassed her. In fact, she looked more like a stray visitor or uninformed heckler than a supposed equal to Lavrov. As people now say, “cringe-worthy”.

It’s not just about Liz Truss, though. The whole system and way of life in the UK is running out of road.

Liz Truss might have done better not to have shown her face in the Commons yesterday. She looked (literally) drugged; quiescent. Very strange.

She might be OK at a parish or small local council level, or maybe even at county council level, but she just cannot hack being a minister, or being a Cabinet minister, let alone a prime minister. It’s ludicrous.

Liz Truss became Prime Minister on 6 September 2022. If she can last until 6 November 2022, she gets the cash. 19 days from today.

Not a bad little earner“… especially when combined with her £84,000 MP salary, and continuing MP expenses payments, and whatever else the bitch has going on.

There are conditions, admittedly.

Ironically, South West Norfolk, her seat, is one of the safest the Conservative Party holds [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_West_Norfolk_(UK_Parliament_constituency)], so she herself may well, if not deselected, continue to be an MP even as literally hundreds of her MP colleagues go to the wall.

Once again, there are elements of Greek tragedy (and comedy) in all this.

I feel not a trace of sympathy for this stupid, over-promoted, self-publicizing bitch so typical of Parliament today. She has plunged this country into despair, and is now about to plunge many millions of British people into poverty and, in some cases, destitution.

She should be stamped upon. The same goes for woolly-head Kwarteng, “Boris”-idiot and many others. All the crazy so-called “free market” finance-capitalist pseudo-libertarians.

That piece by Peter Oborne is seriously worth watching. In fact, every single Conservative Party MP, ordinary member, and indeed ordinary voter, should watch it. Nine minutes of solid commonsense.

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Ha ha. Made me laugh, and it somehow encapsulates the present situation. Does anyone in the UK retain any confidence in Liz Truss (if they ever did have any— I myself of course never had any).

Over the past 12 years, the various “Conservative” governments have been called “a shitshow” several times, but this shambolic farrago must be “the shitshow to end all shitshows”.

Not that “Labour” is much better really, just less obviously rubbish (arguably)…

I am voting for the Guy Fawkes Party (a joke yet not a joke).

Our political system is broken beyond repair.

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Retired senior officer” finds it perplexing that ex-RAF pilots might work in China for a quarter of a million pounds a year. Is that the kind of woodentop we have at the top of the air force?

Appealing to…honour and patriotism“? Pretty hard to make such an appeal successfully, in view of the fact that real Britain is rapidly ceasing to exist. A population now consisting of demoralized, uncultured (and de-cultured) whites and huge numbers of blacks, browns, Chinese indeed, and others, ruled over by a political class which is just rubbish and, like the msm and much of the country, under the thumb of the Jew-Zionists.

I like it. I usually like it when people speak the truth.

I have, admittedly, seen little of Corden (and had never heard of him until a few years ago), but what I have seen I have not liked.

Russia needs a new start. It needs to free itself once and for all from Jew-Zionism, build a new society on a structural basis similar to the Rudolf Steiner concept, the Threefold Social Order, and bring far more equity and social justice into Russian society.

First, though, it has to beat the regime of the Jew Zelensky.

So good, I posted it twice.

Since 10 October, i.e. in the past week, 30% of the electrical power generating stations in territory held by the Kiev regime have been destroyed. This is the modern equivalent of a mediaeval siege, but on a wide geographical scale.

I cannot see “Western” (NWO) support for Zelensky’s regime continuing indefinitely.

Russia has to win this, or die, and it is clear that the gloves are coming off.

Railways are a strategic national asset, not to be sold off to foreign entities.

The better side of British farming

https://www.theguardian.com/food/video/2022/oct/17/the-high-welfare-farm-using-social-media-as-a-window-on-their-world-video

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The first reference is to the rather unpleasant lawyer, Jolyon Maugham: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jolyon_Maugham; the second to the supposed “poverty expert”, or “food poverty expert”, and recipe tweeter, “Jack Monroe”: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Monroe.

I recently assessed the Monroe person for the blog: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2022/09/30/diary-blog-30-september-2022-including-an-assessment-of-jack-monroe-aka-the-bootstrap-cook/, my assessment following on from months of Twitter outrage seen about her and about how her life story and lifestyle somehow fail to add up. I suppose that the right word (and appropriately “Essex”) would be “dodgy”.

I should say that she has her defenders, people who seem to have elected her a kind of “Queen of Poverty Britain”. They themselves are very rarely poor, and many in fact seem rather comfortably-off. I question how many actually use her often very peculiar recipes. They seem to support her in a kind of unthinking way because she is perceived to be “anti-austerity” etc, though one could argue that saying (as she does, however absurdly) that someone can live on £5 a week, actually plays into the hands of such as Iain Dunce Duncan Smith and Therese Coffey.

All the same, Ms. Monroe has had published over half a dozen books and, apparently, has made £90,000 (and counting, continuing royalties taken into account) out of them. She also appears on TV shows, gives interviews etc

It seems to me that some people need a “hero” or “heroine”, even a fake one, and those people will shut their eyes to the seeming fact that they are perhaps being taken for a ride.

Many of her supporters also seem to like her “LGBTQXYZ” persona.

800+ people were apparently sending “Jack Monroe” between £3.50 and £44 a month via the Patreon donation website; about 700 still are, it seems (and the maximum suggested amount is now reduced to £10). Still, keeping with the Essex argot, “a nice little earner“, on the face of it.

The problem is or was that it seems that many of those donating received few if any of the items promised in return.

Search for “Jack Monroe” or “Bootstrap Cook” on Twitter, and you will see many of the arguments around her.

For myself, and as I wrote in that assessment, I do not think that she actually set out to defraud anyone, but she has obviously not delivered on her promises, as least to quite a few people.

As for the whole “eat well on 70p a day” idea, it just does not stack up. I am sure (well, it sounds plausible, anyway) that some of her recipes and ideas help some people. Far too many people in the UK live off takeaways and/or unnecessarily expensive packaged foods. However, no-one in the UK can live —even frugally— on less than about £3 a day for food (at minimum), and it is dishonest of someone with a public platform to suggest otherwise. £5 a week for food is certainly “for the birds”.

Some of her recipes are on such a level as “boil an egg, mash it up with mayonnaise, spread it on bread“. Similar to that, anyway. Well, thank you, Escoffier!

There again, the whole “Bootstrap Cook” thing was originally about how someone living off Britain’s pitifully-small basic State benefits could survive, and it is hard to maintain that ethos once you have thousands of pounds a month coming in on a regular basis, and tens of thousands in the bank.

Now, the Observer has actually given Ms. Monroe an award: see https://www.theguardian.com/food/2022/oct/16/i-tweeted-and-life-went-nuts-ofm-awards-2022-food-hero-jack-monroe. As the Guardian said, “voted for by Observer Food Monthly readers“.

I have never met anyone who reads the Observer who has not been affluent. (actually, one scarcely ever meets an Observer reader anyway, the newspaper has such a low circulation).

Anyway, you see my point— virtue-signallers. The sort of people who live in Blackheath, or Hampstead, or near Stroud, drive an SUV when not showing off on a bicycle, and read the Guardian and the Observer.

As said in the assessment, I have no particular animus against Ms. Monroe, and I do not regard her as a fraudster, more just as someone not entirely to be trusted, but I do not think that her contribution, such as it is, to the social or poverty debate in the UK, is at all useful in terms of policy.

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I was blogging about that just a few days ago. I should put in for the job of Political Forecaster Laureate. A couple of hundred grand a year and the now-redundant lodge of Harry (Formerly Known As Prince) and the formerly “royal” Mulatta should suit, if Windsor Castle itself is not yet available.

Liz Truss is no longer publicly committed to defending the triple lock – the guarantee that the state pension will rise every year in line with inflation, earnings, or 2.5%, whichever is highest. In their 2019 manifesto the Conservatives said they would “keep the triple lock” and in interviews only two weeks ago, during the party conference, Truss confirmed that she was still “committed” to it.

Not any more. At the Downing Street lobby briefing after cabinet, the PM’s spokesperson refused to say that Truss still feels bound by this. He did not say it would definitely go, but he clearly signalled that it is up for negotiation.

[The Guardian]

As previously blogged, if the Triple Lock goes, the Conservative Party goes, probably forever. Sunak reneged, in 2021-2022, on the manifesto commitment to keep the Triple Lock. Result? Most (mostly 60+-y-o) Conservative Party members voted against him as Con leader. Sunak’s refusal to keep to the pledge cost him the Prime Ministership.

Only about 20%-25% of UK voters are now intending to vote Conservative next time, so say the opinion polls. That 20%-25% bloc is composed almost entirely of pensioners, and is the real hard core of the Conservative general election vote. Alienate that bloc, make them abstain or vote elsewhere, and the Conservative Party vote will collapse to 10% at top. Only a handful, or a few dozen, Con Party seats would remain. Ironically, as said earlier, one of the few left standing, like a pillar of salt, would be that of Liz Truss herself.

We therefore now know, for certain, that at least 40,000 members of the Conservative Party are so brainless that they should not be allowed out on the street alone (if they indeed are now).

A party in the UK stands or falls, more or less, as a party.

Look at this “shitshow“, to quote the open-mouthed Johnny Mercer. The Conservative Party was always admired for its ruthlessness in getting rid of unwanted leaders. Is it now falling short even in that?

Interesting Constitutional point too, that occurs to me: in principle, a general election need only be held within 5 years of the last one, so long as a prime minister can command the confidence of the House (Bagehot), so in principle Truss can be replaced by another Con MP who can rely on that large Con majority in the Commons. However, these circumstances of October 2022 are unusual.

Only the King can prorogue Parliament, and does so on the advice of the Prime Minister. What if Liz Truss refuses to vacate her office, and advises the King that she should remain, in circumstances where it is doubtful that she holds the confidence of even her own side? That might place the King in a very difficult Constitutional position: a choice between proroguing Parliament in effect on his own judgment and against PM’s advice, or not proroguing and then forcing the Commons to vote on confidence.

In such a circumstance, would the Conservative MPs vote “no confidence” in Liz Truss? That would mean a general election in which, on present polling, all but 50-150 out of 357 would lose their seats. Are they that altruistic? Most not, I think.

On the other hand, were those Con MPs to vote that they have confidence in Liz Truss, then no general election, but they would be stuck with her for at least a year, and possibly until the next general election, at least in my view. Awkward.

The new and as yet uncrowned King may find himself taking, or having to take, a far more active role in a party-political matter than he might prefer.

See also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_British_prorogation_controversy

I did of course read Constitutional Law, at degree level, but would, naturally, not hold out myself as being in any way expert. Perhaps there are others, more erudite, who can solve the conundrum. If so, the comments section is open to the ocean.

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Liz Truss is “charmless, graceless, brainless, and useless”, a former Conservative minister has said.”

Irony is dead…

Thought for the day?

A stupid “ho”, who only became an MP on her back, posing implausibly as “Prime Minister”, a woolly-headed n***** as Chancellor of the Exchequer, and moreover the latter —some say— banging the former…What could possibly go wrong?!

Now add to that a crazed and mediocre Indian barrister woman as Home Secretary, a useless half-caste as Foreign Secretary, and a drunken ex-Scots Guards junior officer as Defence Secretary.

Britain really is ready now for the Nuclear Age… as a target.

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[St. Petersburg in winter]

Diary Blog, 14 October 2022

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On this day a year ago

I was just looking at that blog post from a year ago. As usual, quite a few tweeters quoted have had their Twitter accounts removed in the intervening year, the result of the burgeoning censorship on Twitter and particularly in the UK.

Apart from that, a few comments of mine have aged well, if I myself say so:

The endless “lockdowns” are a way of disguising what is really happening, i.e. the shutdown of large parts of the Western world for other reasons. It has to do with the promotion of the Pacific Rim (especially China) and North America (regardless of surface hostility). It is also connected with the next 33-year cycle starting in 2022. NWO/ZOG.

[this blog, 14 October 2021]

and

In the same way, if the NHS and care system for the elderly is wound down and underfunded, the excuse is now “it’s because of Covid”. Of course it is…

[this blog, 14 October 2021]

…and now we see, also, “Ukraine” and/or “Putin” being cited as the reason(s) why, increasingly, both goods and services are not available, or becoming less available, in the UK.

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I have always said that, however inadequate, unpleasant or incompetent the person who holds the office of Prime Minister, there remains the concept of respect for that office as occupied by that person.

Unfortunately, the above idealistic idea has been pretty well tested to destruction over the past decade. David Cameron-Levita and Theresa May damaged the concept by their incompetence, but worse damage has been done since, under “Boris” Johnson and now Liz Truss.

Hard to believe that the office of Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, once occupied by, inter alia, Pitt, Peel, Gladstone, Lloyd George, Churchill, Attlee, Macmillan, Harold Wilson, Heath, Thatcher etc could in recent years be occupied by a part-Jew Levantine chancer such as “Boris” Johnson or, now, a woman who became an MP mainly on her back, and who has become Prime Minister via “a series of unfortunate events”.

Not that the prime ministers of history were unalloyed good news. Even the grandest or most solid of them were often, arguably, flawed or plain wrong ideologically or in terms of decisions made. None of those I have cited, though, looked completely out of place, or ludicrously over-promoted to their office. That is where we now are.

I see that my prediction, on her first day or so in office, that Liz Truss would probably not last beyond Easter 2023 or even, perhaps, Christmas 2022, is now echoed by msm commentators, Conservative Party MPs etc. Always the Cassandra…[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassandra].

A thought out of season

As we know, the Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan [https://vk.com/@judi1964-coudenhove-kalergi-plan-stealth-genocide-against-the-peoples; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalergi_Plan] provides for importation of vast numbers of “blacks and browns” into Europe, including the UK, with the aim that those immigrants and/or their offspring will mate with whites (especially black men with white women, as seen in the propaganda presented as TV drama, “soaps”, TV ads etc) and resulting, ultimately, in a so-called “coffee-coloured” population easily ruled and manipulated by a Jewish or mixed Jew/White European element. As with —among many many others— “Boris” Johnson, Theresa May, David Cameron-Levita, George Osborne, Zac Goldsmith, the Rothschilds etc.

We have seen recently the attempt to make the entire highest level of government, the Cabinet, non-white. The apex of that would to instal a non-white as Prime Minister. That, of course, would rub the nose of the British people in the dust of their subjugation by Jews and (other) non-whites.

I believe that the System tried to install ex-Goldman Sachs employee and ultra-wealthy Indian, Rishi Sunak, as Prime Minister. The power elite probably believed that, given a choice between Sunak, with his seeming intelligence and Winchester College education on the one side, and obviously ignorant and silly Liz Truss on the other, the rank-and-file members of the Conservative Party would inevitably choose Sunak.

It must have been a shock to the conspirators when it turned out that 57.4% of those mostly elderly members of the Conservative Party had actually voted for Liz Truss.

What sank Sunak was not one factor but several, among which the most important were probably his vast wealth (married to the daughter of the richest Indian in India) and therefore perceived inability to understand “the people”, his dark skin and ethnic origin and, last but not least, the fact that Sunak had reneged on the Con Party pledge to retain the State Pension “triple lock”, most of the members of the Conservative Party being pensioners.

For the conspiracy, the election of Liz Truss presented a problem.

Problem: how to install Sunak despite his having lost the party election.

Solution: depose Liz Truss, who in any case obviously has no ability or proper competence.

Method: immediately seize any chances given to make her evident incompetence seem even worse by creating a storm around her both economically and politically.

Not that I favour Liz Truss. She should never have become more than a backbench MP, if that. The same goes for her Cabinet members.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11313477/Liz-Truss-denial-dire-situation-Rishi-Sunak-Boris-come-back.html

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Once a society starts with that kind of nonsense, there is no end to it until a supervening power steps in. However, one amusing aspect is that “the revolution devours its own children” quite often.

That whole “no platform” stuff was invented by the precursors of the “antifa” element, and behind that is the Jewish element, as one sees with the Jewish organizations “Hope not Hate”, “Campaign Against Antisemitism” etc. If someone they, er, hate is going to speak somewhere, they organize a campaign by Jews and/or “useful idiots” (“antifascists”, stupid and manipulated students, black activists etc), and venue managements get letters, emails, telephone calls etc demanding that the event be cancelled, and so on. David Icke is but one example.

My own longest train journey cannot compete— a not entirely voluntary trip Vienna-Ostend, less than 24 hours; in the mid-1980s. I once, in the early 1980s, nearly made a much longer journey— Tabriz (Iran) to Leningrad (Soviet Union) but in the end it never happened.

An evil woman: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_McElvoy. One personification of the German proverb “put a beggar on a horse and he rides it to death“.

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Ha ha! If woolly-head is sacked, will that be a record for shortest time as Chancellor? Must be.

Soft you; a word or two before you go. I have done the state some service, and they know’t.

No more of that. I pray you, in your letters, When you shall these unlucky deeds relate, Speak of me as I am; nothing extenuate, Nor set down aught in malice: then must you speak Of one that loved not wisely but too well; Of one not easily jealous, but being wrought Perplex’d in the extreme; of one whose hand, Like the base Indian, threw a pearl away Richer than all his tribe; of one whose subdued eyes, Albeit unused to the melting mood, Drop tears as fast as the Arabian trees Their medicinal gum.

Set you down this; And say besides, that in Aleppo once, Where a malignant and a turban’d Turk Beat a Venetian and traduced the state, I took by the throat the circumcised dog, And smote him, thus.”

[Shakespeare, Othello]

[Update, same day: seems that Kwarteng’s brief tenure, 38 days, is in fact not a record, and that three Chancellors of the Exchequer have served for even briefer times, the briefest being one Abbott, in 1827, he serving for only 28 days: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Abbott,_1st_Baron_Tenterden].

Ha. See blog, above.

What protected Liz Truss up to now (or very recently, anyway) from being exposed as a horrible person who is also completely incompetent? Her very obscurity, I suppose.

Part of the problem with Liz Truss is that she has been trying to copy the “Margaret Thatcher”, ideologically-driven, “conviction politician”, but without actually being one.

She has no real ideology, no real convictions, just empty ambition. She has plotted and planned and strived, and finally reached the prize of her political career, only to see it turn to ashes in her hands. Greek tragedy territory.

Well, that was quick. Only hours ago, woolly-head was saying “I’m going nowhere“, and now he has been dismissed with a kick to the ****.

So now the question is, will Liz Truss follow woolly-head into the wilderness, or will she try to cling on? Her character (careerist, chancer, unprincipled) would seem to suggest the latter, but it may be that she will be induced to stand down “for the good of Country and Party” or some such formula.

That, of course, would imply a general election, but Conservative MPs might try, one more time, to pick a winner in the 2 years left of the Parliament. If a general election were to be held now or soon, it might just be the end of the Conservative Party as it has been for the past century or more; the party reduced to a few dozen MPs.

Liz Truss has scarcely had time to enjoy the more private fruits of being PM, such as weekends at Chequers.

One might characterize the situation as Liz Truss “resigning with honour”, though that scarcely hits the spot, as against being forced out. She might well decide to fight to stay on, thinking that she has nothing to lose (and don’t think that, for her, this is about anything other than her own personal interests— a characteristic she shares with “Boris”-idiot.

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For once, I actually agree with Tom Harwood.

That bastard stuck himself to the road. He wanted to inconvenience everyone. He knew what he was doing. Let him suffer.

As for those smug, often smirking 60+ years old eco-nut men and women often photographed doing the same or similar, they have been very lucky that (so far) no member of the public has kicked them in the head.

As said before, though, I favour genuine environmentalism: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2016/11/17/social-nationalism-and-green-politics/.

Life should be straightforward. Landlines. Traditional banks (and bank accounts). TVs that do not require a NASA qualification to operate. Two sexes. Straightforward salaries for the employed. Straightforward dole or Basic Income for those not employed. Accepted social rules. A Society of Measure (not one of only Leisure, or only Work).

[https://mattgoodwin.substack.com/p/the-conservatives-are-imploding]

Again, the Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan in action. Two non-whites, two members of Conservative Friends of Israel…

https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/putin-should-fear-those-closest-to-him

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Is NATO seriously intending to send armies into Ukraine? Even if under “EU” flag, that will be seen as an act of war by the Russian side.

I was interested to read that Macron has made it clear that France will never use nuclear weapons except as retaliation for a direct attack on France.

Macron may just have saved la belle France from nuclear annihilation.

The role of France in European culture is to preserve it. I therefore applaud the attitude displayed, i.e. not to get dragged into the Russia-Ukraine war.

Naturally the French police and DST (or whatever it is now called) will be aware. The French want migrant-invaders out of France, so if that means aiding them to invade the UK…

Long before the present migration-invasion crisis, when I was in Calais waiting for a ferry, in 2000, I had a drink near the hotel de ville, and asked the bar owner about the migrants (few in number, and just being reported on at that time). He said “we do not mind. They do not stay long. They all want to go to England“. There it is…

Well, he has a point…

Scheisse. I had not considered that… https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/09/16/deadhead-mps-an-occasional-series-the-therese-coffey-story/.

Looks like my prediction from a month or so ago will be fulfilled.

Diary Blog, 8 October 2022

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On this day a year ago

Saturday quiz

Some tough questions this week. Political journalist John Rentoul only scored 1/10 (and credit to him for admitting it). I did better, though not much better— 3/10. I did not know the answers to questions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 10 (though, in the oft-heard phrase, I “hit the post” on questions 4, 6, and 10; I knew them in the back of my mind).

Ukraine

We may be not far now from the use of tactical nuclear weapons by the Russian side. Putin cannot allow either the capture of Crimea or the capture (or sinking) of the Black Sea Fleet.

“Thinking the unthinkable”, obviously the Russians have the capability of actually destroying all major cities in Ukraine, using tactical or strategic nuclear weapons. The question is whether the Russian leadership wants to do that, or is willing to do that if pushed and, if so, is ready to accept what might be the “NATO” (NWO) response.

We seem to be getting closer to the edge.

Liz Truss

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-11293243/ANDREW-NEIL-Bungling-Liz-Truss-kills-chance-radical-Tory-reforms.html

Andrew Neil’s columns now read as if written by someone beginning to suffer from Alzheimer’s.

Truss does not look like a competent leader / PM…..Looks like an extra from One flew over the cuckoos nest….

[A reader’s comment from that Daily Mail piece].

That last comment made me laugh…it is so true…

London. Zoo

https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/morning-doctor-under-investigation-cant-28184506

Cosmetic doctor Dr Tijion Esho, who often appears on the ITV show alongside hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, currently ‘has restrictions on his practice’ as the GMC probe allegations made against him and is not permitted to carry out consultations with female patients without a chaperone present during the investigation.”

[Daily Mirror]

[Dr. Tijion Esho]

Comment unnecesary.

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Kaluga (city) is only 93 miles southwest of Moscow. If the Kiev regime has the wherewithal to bomb Kaluga, it has the capability to attack Moscow.

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So it turns out that the bomb was on a truck. Was this a suicide bombing, as used by the Tamil Tigers and the ISIS barbarians?

Bridge terrorism, bombing of an airfield in Kaluga, and the slaughter by Kiev-regime forces of civilians opposed to the Kiev regime. It all reads as if the Kiev regime is trying to provoke a massive Russian attack using tactical nuclear weapons, in order to bring NATO into the war directly, fighting directly with Russia.

Jewish cabals have been a major cause of two world wars— will there now be a third?

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See also: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2022/09/30/diary-blog-30-september-2022-including-an-assessment-of-jack-monroe-aka-the-bootstrap-cook/; and https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/01/04/a-brief-word-about-owen-jones/.

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