Very true. Very timely, too. However, the biggest single threat to free speech in the UK is the aggressive Jew-Zionist lobby, epitomized by the evil and malicious little (((but well-funded))) “Campaign Against Antisemitism”, which has suborned not a few police personnel, from Commissioner level down to ordinary careerist PC Plods.
All in countries other than the UK (Austria, Germany, France, and Ireland). All EU states. In the UK, neither “antisemitism” (aka “anti-Semitism”), nor “holocaust” “denial” (historical revisionism) are crimes, points reinforced during the Alison Chabloz trials of recent years, and specifically noted both at magistrates’ court level (by the District Judge) and in Crown Court (by a Circuit Judge).
Don’t call her “Dr.“, just because she has—or claims to have— some worthless Ph.D. from a degree mill somewhere (she is remarkably reticent about from where she was awarded said “doctorate”, and never gives details).
In any case, Twitter is full of people vulgarly calling themselves “Dr” this-or-that (despite not being medics, persons in holy orders, or recognized academics).
Did not know about the “racist harassment”; is that true?
I suppose by “Black woman” is meant Meghan Mulatta, who is at least 50% white European by origin. In fact, “MM” herself describes herself as “mixed race”: “She identifies as mixed race, often answering questions about her background with “My dad is Caucasian and my mom is African American. I’m half black and half white.” [Wikipedia].
There are so many deluded people on Twitter who will donate money to doomed “legal actions” (that never happen), or to “performative” “grifters” who just make a living out of it.
“Antifa” cheerleaders Mike Stuchbery and Roanna Carleton-Taylor raised about £12,000 “to sue Tommy Robinson“. Never happened (and what happened to the £12,000?).
Twitter “grifter” woman, “Supertanskiii”, who simply rants and swears at “the Tories”, offering no real analysis (or knowledge).
A Jew in Essex called “Man Behaving Dadly”, who is said to make a living out of his tweets etc (seems to offer similar content to “Supertanskiii”).
Then of course we have “Jack Monroe”, who is almost in a league of her own as “grifter” and near(?)-fraud.
All those are but the tip of the iceberg.
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“Ukrainian” military transport and weapons platforms, now destroyed or captured. What a waste of the taxpayer pounds, dollars and Euros of the West…
Those Ukrainian (?) bandits are, in the old term used in international law, francs-tireurs, liable to be shot on sight, or executed in the field.
Cretins like that really seem to believe that they are part of some kind of EU “elite”. Just bureaucratic rubberstamps, careerists, and freeloaders. I saw such people myself a few times in the 1990s (mainly).
Horrible subhuman was already in breach of a court order. So what was the penalty? A £200 fine (which either he will never pay, or will pay at £5 a week).
The courts bend over backward for the untermenschen. Contrast that with “Sven Longshanks” (James Allchurch), who got 2.5 years a week or so ago because a few fanatical Jew-Zionists instigated (as they do) a police investigation into his entirely peaceful activity (commentary on podcasts).
When will the courts judge appropriately, and when will the police stop being either social workers or a poundland KGB?
Late tweets seen
“Altogether, 82% of those who voted Labour in 2019 say they would vote Labour again, while 69% of those who voted Liberal Democrat say they would vote for the party at the next election.
60% of 2019 Conservative voters now say they would vote Conservative again if a General Election were held tomorrow. 13% say they would vote for Labour, 8% would switch to Reform UK, and 2% would support the Liberal Democrats.“
So 17% of 2019 Conservative Party voters would either not vote at all, or would favour small parties.
If that is heard in the corridors of power across the West, a lot of people will be sitting up and taking notice.
Apparently, he was involved in activities amounting to ill-treatment and even torture at the American concentration camp at Guantanamo Bay.
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.
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 “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?
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.
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“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?
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.
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!
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.“].
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.
The “Jack Monroe”/”Bootstrap Cook” storm continues…
I started off, several years ago, thinking that “Jack Monroe” (who changed her name at some point by deed poll from her birth-name of “Melissa Hadjicostas”— she is half-Greek Cypriot) was a generally positive influence, bearing in mind the poverty mainly introduced under the all-misnamed “Conservative”, “Liberal Democrat” and “Labour” System-parties since about 2008.
In the past months, I have seen more and more material from Twitter and elsewhere about how “Jack Monroe” made up or embellished much of her personal biography, while concealing other parts, such as the fact that her grandfather was wealthy, and that her father is still what many might term a rentier (someone who lives parasitically off rental property); apparently, he owns a number of rental properties in the Southend (Essex) area.
I also discovered how, partly thanks to the tweeted and otherwise-expressed support of half-Jew TV cook and scribbler Nigella Lawson, “Jack Monroe’s” number of Patreon donation/purchase adherents (each sending her between £3.50 to £44 per month) grew from about 200 to about 800, a figure which declined after summer 2022 and has now fallen to 623. Still, multiply 623 by any figure between £3.50 and £44. Every month. Taxfree (possibly). My own guesstimate? About £6,000 per month.
Sure enough, I discovered that, the deeper I looked, the more fakery and near-fraud seemed to attach itself to “Jack Monroe”: the unreliable (to say the least) biography or, as people now say, “backstory”; the endless whining and demanding for money; the various tiny violins being played to get people to give to her (e.g. involving her son, who it now turns out does not even live with her most of the time, e.g. around her possibly-invented medical conditions, mainly mental but also physical). Etc.
I also discovered that genuinely-poor people, some of whom had donated monies to her monthly via Patreon, had been refused refunds after she failed to supply the goods and services offered for various levels of Patreon subsidy.
Then there was the threat to sue MP Lee Anderson [Con, Ashfield] for having openly called her a parasite “living off the backs of the poor“. Which she most clearly is.
No legal action has ensued and, after 8-9 months, never will, now.
That last reminded me of another fraud who quite frequently used to threaten me (and many others) with an action in defamation, and some (including Tommy Robinson) with other legal action— Mike Stuchbery, online “antifa” cheerleader, who begs money from people online while fighting a good (actually risible, and laughably derivative, ideologically) pseudo class war from cafes in Germany.
In fact, Stuchbery and one-time “antifa” comrade Roanna Carleton-Taylor (along with a tame Paki-stani solicitor), got about £12,000 out of ~700 mugs in order to fund a legal action against “Tommy Robinson”. No action was ever taken.
Another “comrade” of Stuchbery’s, “Dr.” Louise Raw, recently tried the same gambit, and, in a matter of a week or so, has raised nearly £15,000 in order to, ostensibly, “sue Jeremy Clarkson“. Well, numerous lawyers on Twitter have only just stopped laughing. I wonder what will really happen to the money Louise Raw has bagged?
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Imagine being as deluded and dim as that tweeter, Jan Fuscoe, yet another very comfortably-off “Jack Monroe” fan (she was a scribbler and photographer for Time Out magazine and others, and is currently scribbling for the Daily Telegraph about Sardinian holidays etc).
As if the fact that there are worse fraudsters and tricksters around somehow exculpates the behaviour of “Jack Monroe”! Also, how has “Bootstrap Cook”/”Jack Monroe” ever “helped” “people in poverty” anyway? By appearing on a few TV shows (for money)? By selling poverty-play books for £20 a go?
Jan Fuscoe seems to fit the usual “Jack Monroe fan” profile: middle-aged, rather comfortably-off, and almost certainly rather “woke” as well.
In a word, “Jack Monroe” is shameless, the ideal mock-heroic figure for “woke” Britain…(and always ready, in case of anyone criticizing her, with either a contrived “mental health” or illness defence, or with a snarling “I’ll sue you” counter-attack).
My one and only visit to the EU Commission, in 1998, was enough— a nest of shambolic corruption.
As groups, both Jews and Muslims are inevitably hostile to European civilization, and to the future of European humanity.
Britain is now flooded with similar trash. Does any rational person believe that a better society can be built, or even the present level maintained, when there is a constant increase in the proportion of backward persons and groups within our borders?
Both main System political parties are promoting migration-invasion.
That idiot tweeter, “Charlotte”, is very typical of the “refugees welcome” and “anti-racist” dimwits around.
Come (back) friendly US bombers, and drop your bombs on…[with apologies to John Betjeman].
Whether it be called Christmas or Yuletide, the essence is the same.
No more wars within the European family and, now that Sovietism has perished under its own weight, no more wars with Russia or the Russian people.
[I made the same points on Christmas Eve last year, suspecting but not knowing that they would be even more urgently relevant in 2022].
On this day a year ago
Well, this week brings another victory over political journalist John Rentoul; he scored 4/10, but I trumped that with 6/10. I did not know the answers to questions 4, 6, 7, and 8.
Even were Ukraine (the Kiev regime) able to defeat Russian forces, decisively, in the field, which is unlikely, that result would only then lead to the use by Russia of tactical or even strategic nuclear weapons, or to the decision to use fleets of bombers to reduce Kiev to rubble. Putin cannot accept the loss of “captured” territory in the “Russian” areas of Ukraine (Crimea and the Donbass), whatever happens
Maybe. That does chime with Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, of course. A prophet, of sorts.
Typical of the Church of England in 2022— slab-faced lesbian priestesses preaching the gospel of “woke”. Time to disestablish this institution.
The layout seems to have changed overnight. No longer is there a “latest” (tweets) column, allowing one to peruse a timeline in sequence by subject. This is very poor, eroding much of the point of Twitter.
Clegg and his Spanish lawyer wife now live in one of the most expensive neighbourhoods in the USA, near San Francisco. He betrayed the British people before taking the Facebook shilling (in fact, millions) and fleeing to the United States.
Sean Penn needs a good kicking.
“Dr” Louise Raw crowdfund appeal
The kefuffle around the crowdfunder launched by “Dr” Louise Raw to (ostensibly) sue Jeremy Clarkson continues, with people not only saying that it is doomed on its own terms (for legal reasons, and as I pointed out a few days ago on the blog), but suggesting that the whole thing is a “grift” or near-(?) fraud by Louise Raw, something which I doubted when I wrote about it (if only because it seemed to me that it would be difficult to get away with a blatant fraud of that sort). Maybe I was too kind.
I had thought that Louise Raw would not want to taint her “militant” or pseudo-revolutionary image to her mug followers on Twitter by keeping some of the money for her own use. On the other hand, the said “woke” mug Twitter followers are usually pretty dim, as can be seen in some of their responses to the legal critique of this doomed attempt to sue Clarkson.
Come to that, look at the fundraiser promoted by Roanna Carleton-Taylor on behalf of “grifting” fake “historian” and “journalist”, Mike Stuchbery (along with some Paki-stani solicitor whose name I forget). They raised about £12,000, which as far as I know has never since seen the light of day.
Unless I discover otherwise, I shall believe that, on the balance of probabilities, those monies were split between “Roanna” and Stuchbery, with the solicitor getting a bit by way of “professional fees” (for doing almost nothing but sending one letter to Tommy Robinson). Certainly, no legal action was ever launched. About 800 “woke” mugs donated to that crowdfunder.
Stuchbery still has over 88,000 Twitter followers, though Roanna Carleton-Taylor has apparently withdrawn from online activism (I have no idea whether or not the police took an interest in her and/or her husband’s other activities, as claimed by some people). Anyway, there it is.
Then, of course, we have —what increasingly looks like— a continuing and outright “grift” by the so-called “Bootstrap Cook”, who calls herself “Jack Monroe”.
As of today, 643 mugs, donating regularly via Patreon, are closing their eyes to the very telling exposures of “Jack Monroe” which have appeared since, especially, August 2022; they are supplying her, in aggregate, with monies amounting to some sum between £2,300 and £30,000 each month. Maybe, at a pure guess, about £6,000 or so, monthly. Probably taxfree, too.
“Jack Monroe” also had a crowdfund appeal going from May 2022, ostensibly in order that she could sue MP Lee Anderson and political activist/commentator Martin Daubney. People donated, but (quelle surprise) the “defamation case” has never been initiated, and the monies donated have disappeared into what might be called the “Jack Monroe” lifestyle fund…
“Jack Monroe”, despite everything, not only still has that cadre of 643 utter mugs sending her money every month, but also has no fewer than 563,000 “followers” on Twitter.
Even that ridiculous West Indian woman who caused a fuss recently at Buckingham Palace, and who literally “cosplays” as a tribal African, not only managed to rip off £170,000 before people started to look into the affairs of her blacks-only “charity”, but also, tellingly, has since then managed to get hundreds of mugs to donate another £36,000 in order to help to buy “her charity” a house. Unglaublich!
In other words, those “grifters” have not at all been damaged by what some have been calling outright theft of donated monies, because they make the right sort of “politically correct” or “woke” noises.
Perhaps that is what will happen to Louise Raw’s crowdfunder, i.e. a small amount will go to a solicitor, and Counsel, in return for a nicely-written Advice advising that legal action against Clarkson is impossible, after which Louise Raw will (I speculate, of course) keep whatever is left, perhaps donating a thousand or so to a domestic violence charity (on the publicized record, for public show).
Louise Raw is notably reticent with some information, e.g. as to her own background, including where she studied for her “doctorate” (if any) and her first and Master’s degrees (if any). It may be that she never will give information as to where the bulk of the monies raised went (or shall we say “disappeared”?). All she would have to do, on that hypothesis, is to say that the monies went to suitable “good causes” and that the “good causes” “requested no publicity” or some such. “Jack Monroe” has tried that one in the past, and the mug donors just accepted it as true, so…
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The first tweet above of course refers to 1. The absurd Marlene-something-posing-as-African; 2. “Jack Monroe” (and her dog’s dinner “cooking”); 3. Dr. Julia Grace Patterson (was very briefly an NHS doctor, now lives off “grifting” and/or selling useless facemasks etc); 4. Either Louise Raw, or notorious fox-batterer Jolyon Maugham, the narcissistic New Zealand-educated barrister and “activist”, and his largely pointless “Good Law Project” (anyone who saw his lamentable ignorance on Christmas University Challenge recently might prefer to keep their money).
Incidentally, I just saw a few tweets by “Jack Monroe” about how hard it was for her (supposedly a recovering alcoholic) to find mince pies in the supermarket made without alcohol. Surely a quasi-professional cook would make her own, especially at Christmas? Oh, well, there it is.
Those refer to Louise Raw and her stupid (or maybe not so stupid, if indeed it is a “grift”) crowdfunder.
I was just trying to remember what were the best fees I myself ever got for one-off written Advices when I was at the Bar. I do not include advice given when I was a salaried lawyer overseas in the late 1990s (Kazakhstan, Caribbean, elsewhere), and provided to large companies such as Raytheon, because I was then charged out at about USD $400 an hour, but that money went to the law firm(s), not me personally.
I think that the best fees for basic written Advices that I myself ever had were somewhere in the region of (in the money of 15-30 years ago) somewhat short of a thousand pounds (you could/might double that to put it in the money of 2022), so fairly modest compared to Counsel in the best —or best-padded— chambers.
I do recall, when working in Charleston (South Carolina) in 2002, telephoning to London to ask the Clerk of one of the top company law chambers in Gray’s Inn as to how much a written Advice from one of their QCs would cost. The document in question was 17pp long, but the only important bit consisted of only two paragraphs, and on only one page. A few alternatives were offered, but the bottom line was— £4,000 to £5,000. Again, maybe you would have to increase that by 50% or even 100% today, but even so, the £15,000 appealed for by Louise Raw seems high, particularly in view of the non-commercial subject-matter.
“Wokes” such as “Dr” Louise Raw always claim to be speaking up etc for the people, but the said “wokes” seem to forget that they chose the losing side re. Brexit, in the 2017 and 2019 General Elections, the 2016 US Election etc. Not that I myself favour Trump or the “British” Conservative Party, or even mishandled Brexit, as such, but the “wokes” are in a Twitter (etc) echo chamber where they refuse to even listen to, or see, any views contrary to their own; indeed, they try to “deplatform” people, as do the Jew-Zionists. Louise Raw is a prime example of an “I’m not listening” “woke”. No wonder they always get things wrong.
Incidentally, Louise Raw is on Twitter as “@LouiseRawAuthor”. “Author“?Technically so, because she has had one (non-fiction) book published, a decade or so ago. Is that really enough, though, to validate a self-description as an “author“? Maybe in her world, just as it seems to be OK, in her world, or mind, to call herself “Doctor” based on a “doctorate” granted (if indeed she has one) on the basis of the same subject-matter as her sole book, a strike of match-factory girls in London in 1888.
In Malaysia, it is a tradition that those who can, go to London to study law, and they have a particular affection for Lincoln’s Inn (my old Inn, at which though, thanks to the Jew-Zionist lobby, I am now effectively persona non grata).
Many of the Chinese names read out in that vlog are probably from Singapore, Hong Kong, or Malaysia, where the legal system is a derivation from the English.
Having said that, it is disturbing that there are so few English names. It may be, in part, because most of the English students pass the exams and then are Called to the Bar in the Trinity Term (Summer), rather than the Michaelmas Term (Autumn).
I have to admit that, while I saw some very low-quality black and brown barristers when I was practising at the Bar in the early/mid 1990s and then again in 2002-2008, I also saw some pretty rock-bottom English ones.
I do agree with the vlogger, though, that all barristers who are practising in chambers in England should be English or (real) British.
Most of the push for censorship and repression comes from the Jew-Zionist lobby.
I favour the “free at point of use” principle of the NHS, but it is becoming increasingly clear that the NHS is just not fulfilling its proper role. It is no answer just to say that more money is needed. More money may well be needed, but the whole thing has become a bureaucratic mess which is delivering poorer and poorer outcomes.
The “panicdemic” and, overall, all the nonsense which the NHS espoused (the facemask nonsense being just one) has broken something in the connection of the people with the NHS.
Hollywood is another Augean Stables, which should be cleansed, no matter what.
I did not know anything much about Sean Penn until today, when I read a bit about him. Needs a good kicking. Horrible bastard, it seems. I was also unaware, until today, that he is a half-Jew.
The war would have ended some time ago without the huge arms shipments (and transfers of cash) from USA, UK etc to the Kiev regime.
The items referrred to are those that Americans call “potbellied stoves”.
The Russian side is probably looking now at a stable front during the cold weather, assuming that it becomes really cold, with renewed advances in summer 2023.
While the strategic view is superficially not good for the Russian side (most of Ukraine as a whole remaining controlled by the Kiev regime, and most of eastern Ukraine too), the fact is that Ukraine is on life support. The electrical power system is being reduced to rubble, industry is almost at a standstill, something like 10%-20% of the population has fled, and both the armed forces and civilians are being kept going by the vast influx of aid from Western states, NGOs, and private charity.
Russia continues to control most of the coastal areas of the Sea of Azov and Black Sea, as well as Crimea, and most of the Donbass region.
As blogged some time ago, Russia needs to cut the Gordian Knot of this bogged-down attritional battle/war in the southeast of Ukraine. It has started by applying “oblique warfare”, mainly by reducing the electrical power system throughout the whole of Ukraine, but that alone will not achieve a breakthrough. Kiev remains the main target. Somehow, Kiev has to be taken, something which would have been not too difficult 8 or 9 months ago, but is far harder to accomplish today.
The alternative is a peace treaty, or at least a ceasefire, but the Kiev-regime side will not agree one without a withdrawal of all Russian forces, as well as delivering the (almost all Russian) population of Crimea into the hands of the Ukrainian/Kiev side. Impossible.
There may be an escalation in 2023 by the Russian side, something on a large scale.
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As the above tweets imply, it will be interesting to see how many “socially progressive” (in their own little minds) mugs send money to “Dr” Louise Raw in order, supposedly, to sue msm loudmouth Jeremy Clarkson and others.
Actually, I have just clicked the GoFundMe link posted by “Dr” Raw: in less than a day, she has raised nearly £6,000 of her £15,000 goal, from no less than —at time of writing— 125 utter mugs.
As the first tweeter, Barbara Rich, above, tweets, it is hard to see what could be the cause of action. Clarkson’s comments in the Sun “newspaper”, impolite though they were, do not amount to defamation (if I recall them aright), but are “mere vulgar insult”— not actionable. As to those remarks being “hate speech“, well that is not, in itself, actionable, and is also very much “in the eye of the beholder“, so to speak:
There is no cause of action here recognized by law, and not even (moving to the criminal realm) incitement. It is very doubtful that anyone would really be incited to chuck poo at Meghan Mulatta or to drag her through the streets (even were she in the UK, and even if she had no bodyguard force to protect her).
Most British people do at least distrust the Mulatta, and also despise both her and the “Harry Formerly Known As Prince”, but Clarkson’s remarks not only do not but could not amount to incitement of any kind.
As to lack of an identifiable claimant (“plaintiff”, as was)— that too. “Dr” Raw has no locus standi; who does? Only the Mulatta herself, were she foolish enough to get involved in “Dr” Raw’s hopeless idea.
I see that the GoFundMe says that “Although the legal route is expensive, I have received a lot of support already and have a team of lawyers who have agreed to review the case.“
Note “review the case“.
Of course. It is an easy few thousand pounds for any barrister or solicitor (perhaps a cynical one) who can see that there is no chance, but who will provide an erudite and beautifully-printed Opinion or Advice saying (with much citing of case precedents, statutes, and obiter dicta) that the claimant (if there is any claimant as such) has no case.
When I was a practising barrister, I not infrequently had to (try to) save potential claimants from themselves by formally/informally telling them that they would be wasting their money. Sometimes they listened, sometimes they did not (would not). Sometimes people simply insist on going to law.
I found that there was no possibility of being able to take the matter to the House of Lords, and spent a couple of days writing a detailed Advice to that effect. That resulted in the potential claimant (already declared a “vexatious litigant” by the Court of Appeal) storming into my London chambers, storming past the Clerk and others, and demanding that I explain (again) why he could not take his —in any event, hopeless— case to the House of Lords. A colleague who was there was so concerned (that I might be assaulted by this large, heavily-bearded, and very angry, man) that he volunteered to help me elucidate the issues to the furious would-be litigant (who, after 20 minutes or so, stormed out and off).
There were several similar though less incipiently-violent incidents with other clients unable to accept reality. I expect that many barristers have had similar experiences.
Incidentally, the reason I call Louise Raw (who has more than once tweeted very silly things about me) “Dr“, in quotation marks, is that (as I have already blogged about in the past), in England, it has always been accepted that the title “Doctor” should not be used as a title by people who have simply had a doctorate, such as a Ph.D, granted to them after having spent a year on some course or other, and (presumably) written a thesis.
The title “Dr” should, as a general rule, only be used by bona fide academics, bona fide scientists attached to recognized institutes, persons in holy orders, or by medical doctors (in fact, medical doctors often do not actually have a doctorate— the “Dr.” is simply a courtesy title in their case).
There is no law about all that, it is simply custom; it is considered infra dig in England to use the title, usually. In Germany etc, no such custom exists. Thus Joseph Goebbels was “Dr. Goebbels” because he had a doctorate in Philology from Heidelberg [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Goebbels].
I have no idea from what university “Dr” Raw got her doctorate, which was apparently based around her thesis about the strike, in 1888, by women employees at the Bryant & May match factory in East London. “Dr” Raw has always been rather reticent about where she studied (though I have no reason to doubt that she has a “doctorate”).
Likewise, I have no reason to suppose that “Dr” Raw intends to keep for her own use the monies raised by her GoFundMe appeal. It does occur to me, though, that the appeal raises her (?) faded political profile on Twitter. Perhaps that is her motivation, or part of it.
I might add that some MPs and others, meaning some (other) odd types seen on Twitter, also misuse the “Doctor” title.
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Hard to believe that the editor of a major trade publication could be so unaware.
Christmas University Challenge
As on previous occasions, I have to say that I scored far better than the teams of alumni (Durham and York) this evening, all or almost all of whom were possessed of professorial status (if not knowledge— at least outside their narrow, mostly scientific, specialisms).
A few tweets make the point:
Very true. Tends to be, or so I was once told, the place for people who wanted to go to Oxford or Cambridge but were rejected. I once, in the late 1980s, met an entirely ridiculous man at a dinner party in Blackheath. I was at the Inns of Court School of Law at the time, belatedly; he was a barrister, possibly already QC. No doubt competent in the law, but otherwise a complete idiot. Durham graduate. Later, he was not only QC but also a Recorder in England and, I believe, a civil/commercial judge in Hong Kong, among other things. I believe from what my then girlfriend told me that his family were prominent in the (English) Civil War. Is that typical of Durham University? I do not know.
I see from Twitter that I am not alone in finding the teams on Christmas University Challenge egregiously ignorant. This evening, one team did not know the (old-style calendar) month of the Bolsheviks’ 1917 Revolution (i.e. October Revolution); they, or the other team, also not only missed the Second Symphony of Shostakovitch but (one of them) thought that Tchaikovsky had written it! In 1927!
Another fairly easy question that seemed to puzzle the teams was the name of a famous “female Anglo-Iraqi architect” (Zaha Hadid, now deceased). I mean, how many can there be? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zaha_Hadid.
I myself have saved not only reckless pheasant and pigeons (not to mention a number of cats) from certain death on the road recently, but several equally-reckless human persons, including one old lady and one young girl, both of whom insisted on stepping in front of my car while muzzled, and also engrossed in what I took to be mobile telephones.
Look at that Patel bitch! Smirking…Well, of course she is smirking! Instead of spending her life serving behind the counter of a Kampala grocery shop, she is a “British” Cabinet minister! She may be rubbish at her job, she may be thick as two short planks, but there she is… sitting there…(and dragging down a few hundred thousand a year as well).
God, how absolutely disgusting.
I myself have heard verified accounts of how some people with serious conditions are now effectively barred from getting necessary scans and/or treatments because unwilling to have the painful and intrusive “Covid tests” before being allowed into the precincts of the therapeutic clinics.
I have blogged about Paul Mason previously. When he writes about economics, he can be interesting, but when he writes or speaks about politics, he is ludicrous. His political viewpoint seems to be a kind of anarcho-syndicalist/Trotskyist/general “Leftist” mixture which leaves both history and good sense far behind.
Why does Mason support Jewish-lobby puppet, Keir Starmer? Well, that is an open question. Mason is part-Jew, like Owen Jones and other msm talking heads, so that may be part of it. There again, it may be that Mason thinks that “mainstream” Labour is still the only political game in town apart from the equally-misnamed Conservative Party. He may therefore imagine that he can perhaps influence Starmer-Labour, and so rescue himself from being a fringe commentator.
For all I know, Mason may even harbour ambitions to become a Labour MP and then something more, such as, in time, a major Labour Party figure. Who knows?
That may seem to be absurd, but perhaps less so than “Boris” becoming a Cabinet minister and then Prime Minister…if one political bad joke can rise high, why not another? After all, it happened not only to “Boris” but to Priti Patel, Sajid Javid, Grant Shapps, Matt Hancock etc. A similar case: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yanis_Varoufakis.
The prosecutor? “Gordon Kromberg“. Every. Single. Time.
Another myth is that a scientist is, ipso facto, honest. We have seen enough fakery around the “climate change” narrative to have a different view. For example, that scientist (whose name I forget) at the UN IPCC (and University of East Anglia) who colluded with the Indian at the IPCC to falsify data, so that the public would believe the “climate change” narrative more readily.
That was about 13 years ago, about the same time as said Indian claimed that the Himalayan glaciers would cease to exist by about 2015, leading to the Ganges, Brahmaputra, Indus and other rivers running dry. Not yet, anyway.
Many will recall the Al Gore film, An Inconvenient Truth, with its claims that, inter alia, “climate change” caused the Aral Sea to dry up (no, it was caused by the mad diversion of rivers in order to support cotton production: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aral_Sea).
That is without even starting on certain “historical” untruths…scientists are not necessarily any more credible than historians, when they depend on certain “narratives” for their careers, publishing etc.
Peter Hitchens has an almost touching faith in the efficacy of writing to MPs. That is one rather big delusion (though I like much of what he writes). I do not know what might change the mind of the clowns now posing as MPs. Not letters, anyway…
I find that lockdown supporters can’t make their case very well, providing a lesson to anyone who holds a majority view: when you silence doubters you deny yourself the chance to rehearse your arguments, soon finding you don’t recall why you took that view in the first place.
and once again the police are useless, pathetically begging the unidentified perpetrator to hand himself in…
Those once-fine old English/British institutions such as the RSPB, RNLI, National Trust etc have all been taken over by the enemy, the fake communitarians of Common Purpose, “BLM” etc. The enemy thus gets well-paid while subverting both the institution in question and the general society. A general purge is needed.
The sort of rabbits that go around wearing facemasks are really the weak-minded who do what they think the mob wants. “Everybody” does it, think they. In fact, I would go so far as to say that if you see someone masked or muzzled when the law does not mandate it, that person can probably be written off as a free or independent thinker.
Glad to see that I am not the only person awake! Ouspensky [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P._D._Ouspensky] once had an experience in the street in which he perceived that all others in that street were actually asleep, not really awake…
I was in Australia for 3 years in the late 1960s, and attended school there (Middle Harbour PS and North Sydney Boys’ High). I have come to understand that basically Anglo countries such as Australia and the UK are held back by their basic philistinism; in other words, by their prioritizing of mass spectator sport and mass TV rubbish over thinking freely.
Thus, the System can easily impose a biosecurity police state, or import millions of backward people from Africa, Asia, Caribbean, without the slightest serious challenge from the people, because what matters to the (so far) majority white population is not spirituality, philosophy, history, good government, even logic, but winning some televised sporting pleb-fest on the other side of the world.
Legal action cannot usually be taken against a bankrupt, but the issuance of proceedings for legal action in this case preceded the bankruptcy petition.
It will be recalled that I blogged prolifically about the supposed legal action (in harassment, I think) being taken a couple of years ago by Twitter twit, “antifa” cheerleader and mental case Mike Stuchbery against Tommy Robinson. It never was likely to happen, as I said from the start. Now, it cannot. A bankrupt cannot usually be sued, as noted. Also, there would be no point in suing “Tommy Robinson” now, even if it could be done.
I suppose that that one will have to be filed with Stuchbery’s other fantasy libel actions (against stray Twitter users, a number of Danes who laughed at him, and against me!). He loves the idea that he might “clean them out”…
Never mind, he can also send me (yet another— he sent a couple in the past when he forgot to take his medication) would-be intimidating comment on my blog comments page. They made me laugh (which is “the best medicine”, it is said; not that I need any).
Stuchbery, with “Resisting Hate” Twitter troll Roanna Carleton Taylor (“@witchofpeace”, aka “@antifashwitch” and now “@oilpaintwitch”) launched a GoFundMe appeal to pay for action against “Robinson”. A Pakistani one-man solicitor firm was supposedly going to issue proceedings. As I guessed would prove to be the case, from the beginning, it never happened.
I still sometimes idly wonder what Roanna Carleton Taylor, Stuchbery, and the Pakistani did with the nearly £12,000 they were given (by a total of nearly 700 “antifascist” mugs). It certainly was not spent on legal work. It seems that the Pakistani drafted only one very short and very poor “letter before action” to Stephen Yaxley-Lennon (Tommy Robinson’s real name), which letter may not even have been delivered.
Possibly yet another Twitter user with mental health problems. I do not know. The “virus” infects many people, but only a tiny number have any symptoms; only a few (an even smaller proportion) need any medical help at all. A tiny tiny number die from or “with” this virus.
My 99-y-o mother-in-law only knew she had it after having been routinely tested while in hospital for a fracture; oh, and she contracted it in hospital, where all patients were constantly masked, an indictment of both the appallingly-poor hygiene in NHS hospitals and the uselessness of facemasks; she was discharged weeks later, still without symptoms.
My 20-something Australian niece (working in London) contracted the virus last year, but only required a few paracetomol tablets and a few weeks of rest. I know of no-one else at all who has knowingly contracted “Covid-19”.
If there really was a plan to kill all of the people in the camps systematically, why use precious stocks of your main pesticide, Zyklon B, instead of the literal tonnes of Sarin kept in German storage?
Tweeter “@Gelert9” may be worth following for those with a Twitter account (a pack of Jews had me expelled from Twitter in 2018).
The borders of capitalism are profit margins and market shares, I am not just a consumer. The borders of socialism are class and inequality, I am not just a worker. I want a Nation whose borders are human, that defines itself by it's native people not some flavour of economism.
Mainstream media are predicting a Conservative Party victory, while continuing to pretend that a contest between two very similar System parties (and a few cranks and no-chances) is “democracy”, though it seems that, thanks to FPTP voting, the main binary choices will capture about 90%, maybe 95%, of all votes cast.
Turnout will probably be quite low.
I was just looking at a couple of tweets about the contest:
That refers to the outgoing (going, gone…) MP, Mike Hill, who denies sex pest allegations but who decided to stand down as MP because of them. Hm…Still, he can always return to work at the local library…or do a bit of useless trade union droning…[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Hill_(British_politician)].
People may be surprised that I repost the tweet of a Jew-Zionist scribbler, but “there is no religion higher than truth”, as they say.
The fact is that communities such as Hartlepool are clutching at straws. That does not mean that they are totally stupid. True, the misnamed “Conservatives” are not worthy, and they have been in power, nationally, for 11 years now, but the voters of Hartlepool have had Labour MPs for nearly 50 years, and feel exploited. They can only bin Labour by voting Conservative (or at least staying at home and not voting).
In some countries at some times, failed political parties (members of) face imprisonment and even execution. In the UK, we are kinder. Those parties simply face political death. It happened to the once-all-powerful Liberal Party (though a ghostly shadow still exists, the LibDems), it is now happening to both Labour and Conservative parties. Labour first to go, it seems.
That one, above, the well-known Jewish actress, used to block me on Twitter, I think (my Twitter account was closed down by a Jew-Zionist claque-barrage of complaints in 2018) and even tweet against me occasionally. Correct here, though. Look at that tweet by one Grace Blakely:
Where does one start? Perhaps by expressing “surprise” (no, not really, not these days) that a young woman [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_Blakeley] from a privileged background, privately-educated in Hampshire, and with (for what it is worth these days) a “First” from Oxford, prefers the philosophical-psychological term “ressentiment” to the straightforward standard English “resentment”…I suppose that she picked that up while doing her PPE back-of-postcard degree at St. Peter’s, Oxford. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ressentiment
Secondly, by examining the claim that those with a “degree” (even if a “McDegree” from a “McUniversity”, are “the educated“. That is so Blair-1997…pretty outdated as a expression of reality.
Sadly, the “degree” from a “university” is no guarantee of real education, now that nearly half of all persons over 17 go to a “university”. Going to Oxford is no guarantee either, as both Grace Blakely and, for another example, Louise Mensch (if anyone remembers that stupid creature) bear witness.
As a matter of fact, both of the above are also examples of the pointlessness or near-pointlessness of Twitter. Grace Blakely has, apparently, 132,000 Twitter “followers”, while the lunatic Mensch has (looking at her Twitter account for the first time in a couple of years) 281,000! One Direction pop group has 31.5 million!
Grace Blakely is apparently appointed as a Visiting Fellow at the Open University! This country is so screwed, it really is…
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So what is left of the Royal Navy is being used to show the flag in a fishing dispute with a close ally of this country (Brexit notwithstanding), but 200+ migrant-invaders are being “rescued” and then escorted across the Channel by the same navy and/or the ludicrous Border Force, every day. Mad…
Were I maliciously-inclined, I suppose that I should encourage pedestrians to push off the riders whenever seen. However, where I live there are few “e-scooters” (in fact, I believe that I have only seen one), so on this occasion I shall say “none of my business”.
The revolution devours its own children…
This time, involving the tiny and unpleasant “Resisting Hate” “antifascist” troll-org, led by the well-fed Roanna Carleton-Taylor of (near) Chesterfield, Derbyshire.
Seems that either Roanna Carleton-Taylor or an associate (she uses several Twitter accounts anyway) posted something involving a banana to a black, which apparently is considered “racist”, though I cannot see why. I myself eat the occasional yellow fruit, after all.
Anyway, there ensued a several-days-long Twitter storm in a teacup, which dragged in “Dr” Louise Raw (prolific pro-“antifa” tweeter) and at least one mentally-disturbed Jewish Zionist woman from North London.
“Dr” Raw has not tweeted for the past week, I now notice.
I concede that I have not followed the nonsense, and am merely amused at the supposed “anti-racists” of different types all tearing chunks out of each other.
The denouement? Roanna “antifashwitch”, the former “@Witchofpeace” on Twitter (she tweeted once about how she kills spiders when putting a curse on someone! Odd…I thought that that brought down bad luck upon the killer…), has changed her account to “@oilpaintwitch” and has posted this:
Can you “resign” from an “organization” that is just you yourself, with a few other idiots? Oh, well, there it is.
As I have blogged previously, I have never seen any of these sorts of “antifascist” and/or Jewish Zionist trolls offer any policies or ideas about how to improve society (except by advocating the “removal” of those they deem “Nazi”, “fascist”, “racist” etc). It’s all negative and all, at root, based around their own hate (they, unwittingly ironically, always claim to oppose “hate”, of course…). cf. “Hope Against Hate” etc.
I have to admit that I am rather curious as to what happened to the £12,000 that Roanna, Mike Stuchbery (the pro-“antifa” tweeter, would-be “journalist”, would-be “historian” and general grifter), and a Pakistani solicitor extracted, via GoFundMe, from 700 well-meaning (?) mugs, on the premise that Stuchbery was going to sue “Tommy Robinson” (Stephen Yaxley-Lennon). Never happened. As far as I know, the only action taken was a very poorly-drafted letter from the Pakistani, which may or may not have been delivered to “Robinson”.
Apparently, one of the minor candidates for London Mayor has been associating with some alleged fraudsters: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/should-someone-who-wants-london-24047689. Strangely enough, though, I saw nothing in the msm about the fairly recent video put out by “Conservative” candidate Shaun Bailey, which featured a woman best described as a “Balkan fraud”, and who was convicted of both fraud and forgery at Southwark Crown Court in 2013. Come to that, Bailey himself was, arguably, lucky not to face more than a police investigation when his non-profit quasi-charity had to be wound up some years ago. Oddly enough, all the monies had disappeared, and large amounts had apparently been spent on hotels and restaurants for…Shaun Bailey.
Fortunately for West Indian-origined Bailey, the voters in today’s election will have voted by the time I post this; in any case, Bailey has little chance of beating Sadiq Khan in the contest.
I wonder why the Conservative Party picked Bailey? I remember seeing him on one of the Andrew Neil politics shows on the BBC, years ago. Unimpressive. A West Indian with a big mouth and not much of interest to say. I suppose that, London now being a mainly non-white city, the Con Party decided that it needed a non-white candidate. Well, that fell flat (it seems).
I should imagine that Prayer for the Day actually turns people off religion and/or spirituality.
Time to disestablish what is left of the Church of England, sack the arse-faced lesbians (and/or Vicar of Dibley types) posing as priests, and get rid of the platitudinous and absurd Prayer for the Day as well.
The graphic is not very well done, but anyway it is clear that rather many Americans do not think that their interests are served by a continuation of the USA as it now is.
The Economist Yearbook once had a clever and somewhat satirical cover, a map showing the USA as about 10 or 12 regions, with amusing names. I was unable to find the picture today.
For example, California was one region, maybe with the West Coast of the USA through Oregon and Washington states, and up to the Canadian border.
After all, California alone stacks up impressively against most nation-states in terms of geographic size, resources, economy and population (nearly 40 millions): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California.
What is different now is that we have the cultural-racial divide, sharpened by the absurdities of the Trump years, and the fact that the USA now has a basically Jewish-Zionist government (almost all of Biden’s top people are Jews). In the past, that “influence” was growing; now it has taken over completely.
Demographics too. The USA, once about 90% white Northern European by origin, is now only about 45% or so, and falling.
In theory, a constituent state of the USA can secede; in reality, I wonder…the USA was set up by a cabal of freemasons in the 18thC and is now the hub of the New World Order (NWO). It will not lightly be dismantled.
It is more likely that “safe zones” will develop, mini-ethnostates, which will cut themselves off from the larger urban areas, in an intensified form of what has been happening in the USA for half a century or more.
Another example would be what has happened in South Africa since the ANC took over in the 1990s. Johannesburg, for example, has been largely abandoned by the European (white) population, and the wealthier non-whites as well, who live in areas around the original city, in suburbs such as Sandton.
Not a country I know, though I have seen Jo’burg from the air at night (I once changed planes there, in 1977).
In the “white flight” trend, America got there first. The next step will be de facto (probably not actual) secession, and not of whole states within the USA but of smaller units.
“Antifa” cheerleader Mike Stuchbery (an Australian sometime schoolteacher who posed as “historian” online, and who became briefly notorious in the UK, eventually fleeing to Stuttgart, where he still lives) is crowing because Patriotic Alternative and Laura Towler have now been expelled from Twitter. Mark Collett was removed some time ago. I myself (not connected organizationally with PA or the others, incidentally) was expelled from Twitter in 2018, at the instigation of a pack of Jews (quelle surprise).
Who is Stuchbery? The sort of individual who talks about “Nazi” repressions in the 1933-45 period, says little or nothing about the far more severe Stalinist repressions of the same period, and supports destruction of free speech now.
Stuchbery was also involved, with Roanna Carleton Taylor of Derbyshire (on Twitter as “@antifashwitch”) and a Pakistani solicitor, in soliciting donations from “mugs” in order, supposedly, to be able to take legal action against the activist known as Tommy Robinson (Stephen Yaxley-Lennon). As I predicted at the time, that never happened. The last donation was in mid-2020: see https://uk.gofundme.com/f/sue-tommy-robinson.
What happened to the £11,644? Only Stuchbery, “antifashwitch” Roanna and the Pakistani one-man solicitor firm know. Certainly I do not; I do know, though, that there never were proceedings issued, and no legal case against “Robinson” (whom I do not support, incidentally).
If there was a fraud, the police should investigate it. Recently, the Roanna woman deleted all her tweets published before February 2021. Whether that had anything to do with the “missing” £11,644, or some other legal or police problem, I do not know.
Patriotic Alternative and Laura Towler have never been anything other than peaceful protesters and activists. The routes of peaceful protest, and even written or broadcast dissent, are being closed off. What does that leave open to people? (in the old phrase, “answers on a postcard“…)…
James O’Brien. Complete msm puppet of the Jewish-Zionist lobby.
Seems that “Dr. Dim” never learns. Only a day or two ago, he had to apologize to Alison Chabloz for abusive material in at least one of his tweets (and his employer, Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust, also told him to delete that tweet, which he has done). Now he is abusing her again on Twitter, only a day or so later, and tweeting something which is untrue (again)! The General Medical Council [GMC] may have to deal with Dr Dim in the end.
His own medical condition or “issue” seems to be getting to him, tweeting about Alison Chabloz at nearly half past one in the morning…; at about four o’clock in the morning he was, apparently, still tweeting (though about something else).
I myself would be entitled to make official complaint about “Dr. Dim”, complaint to the regulatory body or bodies concerned, by reason of his insolent and abusive tweets about me over several years. So far, I have not bothered to do so. So far.
All that money, yet he refuses to buy a bottle of Vichy! (only joking).
Essex psychiatry again!…
In the contemporary idiom, Stuchbery gets “owned” again…
Left to their own devices, all African “states” would collapse into chaos and/or barbarism. Only the fact that white Europeans help them by trade, charity, international law and peacekeeping etc keeps them even semi-civilized. Compare Rhodesia up to 1979 with its later manifestation as Zimbabwe.
As for South Africa, if and when the whites leave (many already have done but there still remain about 4.5 million), expect a civil war so brutal that it will only be comparable to those of the Congo.
In 1911, white people made up 22% of the population of South Africa. By 1980 that had already declined to 16% under the pressure of an African birth rate risen by reason of white rule, law and order, food supply, medical services etc. Now? Maybe 7.5% of the population is white, and that proportion still falling fast.
The Roman legions would have recognized those tactics.
The wicked flourish like the green bay tree, indeed…That bitch should be really grateful to her inept and stupid (and, arguende, over-sentenced) husband. Not only has she got shot of a husband with whom she was probably bored anyway, but she managed to take over his position as MP and now, it appears, sold her story to the Press for £25,000! As good as the plot of a cheap novel by one or another disgraced Conservative MP…
As to why I think that Elphicke was over-sentenced (probably the only thing with which I might agree with Natalie Elphicke), when you look at what Elphicke actually did, it amounted to making very inept attempts to seduce three women. His actions make “cringeworthy” reading, but being a complete idiot and rather unpleasant is not a crime. If it were, there would be few MPs left (yay! ha ha!).
More seriously, a sentence of a month, or a couple of months, would have been enough to mark the badness of his actions. He would still have lost his seat: while that would not have been automatic —the sentence has to be a year or more for that— there is no doubt that he would have gone, and probably within a few months.
There is much too much leniency in some sentencing, but also a great deal of over-sentencing. For example, we see daily in the tabloid or local Press, “she (and it is often a woman) was spared prison” (often but not always because the woman has a child). There are many male thugs too who are let off lightly.
I saw a report about how a gang of “people” attacked two policemen trying to arrest a motor thief, and poured petrol on them, but failed to find matches or a lighter. Sentence for the main perpetrator? 3 years, 9 months, so that one will be out in less than two years. Another got a short sentence, while a third was given a “community penalty”!
Jez Turner of the London Forum got a year for making a short speech! More than a quarter of what he would have got for trying to murder two policemen! (note: those criminals with the petrol were not actually charged with attempted murder; why not?).
The video itself is nice; I could do without the repetitive and noisy musical soundtrack, though.
Again exactly right. From Roman times to our own, the position of an ally can quickly become that of a vassal. The two world wars, and particularly the unnecessary world struggle with the German Reich, killed Britain as a world power. Britain gave many of its bases overseas to the USA, and now many “British” bases (RAF bases) in Britain are really American bases. Britain is still America’s “unsinkable aircraft carrier“, in the words of Roosevelt.
He who has not the mark of the Beast cannot buy or sell…
This video from Laura Towler and Mark Collett is worth seeing. Laura’s account [from about 8 minutes in] of how her bank account was frozen (without right of access, appeal or much information), frozen because of her political views, is chilling.
That is the future that awaits. Dissidents will have their bank accounts closed and/or stolen, and you will be stuffed then even if you have cash for immediate necessities, because almost everything will require a debit or credit card. In the UK, it is halfway there already.
For a number of years, and until about 11 years ago, I used to stay in hotels (mainly in the UK) about 10 days per month, usually arranging things via Internet and paying by debit card. Once, I wanted to pay by cash when I was somewhere in England unexpectedly, and was told that I not only had to get permission to pay cash but also pay a deposit (about the same amount as, or maybe slightly less than, the cost of one night’s stay)!
I once went to Hong Kong without more than a small amount of cash, only a debit card and a credit card. The organization operating the debit card (a major bank) had a serious technical problem that affected much of East Asia. I was unable to use that card. Fortunately, I had the credit card too, and my suite at the Sheraton in Kowloon was paid for in advance, but under other circumstances I might have been stuck for days, without shelter or food.
Imagine a future where there is no cash. You are then entirely dependent on the centralized money power. You can become an unperson overnight, unable to pay utility bills, get fuel for your car, food for yourself, and so on.
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That was my attempt at sarcasm Martin. This is a very interesting article. Masks from a surgeon’s point of view. Well worth a read imo https://t.co/uqGXmfBFlZ
The above idiot tweeter (a teacher…wouldn’t you know? Almost a guarantee of ignorance) thinks that the importation of millions of immigrants, and their having bred for decades now, resulting in a population of over 70 million, compared to 56 million in the 1990s, has nothing to do with homelessness! Oh, no, nothing at all! It’s all the fault of government! Didn’t you know? It is the fault of government, failing to wave a magic wand to solve the (homelessness and housing) problem(s).
Well, when government has waved a magic wand to solve the terrible and increasing housing problems in the UK, perhaps tweeter “@JamieKay22” can get government to wave that wand for a second time, and thus magically transform the migrant-invaders of all sorts (and their UK-born offspring), almost all of whom are totally useless, and totally unemployable, into the brain surgeons, nurses, entrepreneurs and public service staff that we are always being told that they are…
Here’s another gem from “@JamieKay22”:
Why are so many of this generation’s armed forces Brexit-voting racists…
Yet those veterans who fought in the Second World War tend to be Remainers who don’t have a racist nor xenophobic bone in their bodies?
Well, my grandfather fought in WW2 (France/Dunkirk and, later, Burma). He was older than average, having been born in 1901. Even someone who was 18 in 1944 and so might just have served in, or even actually “fought” in, WW2 by the time it ended (Spring 1945), would have to have been born no later than 1926. In other words, such a person would now be at least 94 years old.
What evidence is there that the few surviving “veterans” of WW2, 94+ years old, are “anti-racists”, let alone “Remainers”? None. Typical pseudo-socialist drivel. Yet note how many similar types have “liked” that last tweet. Hundreds…
Incidentally, that tweeter has no less than 37,000 Twitter followers (over 10x more than I had when the Jewish lobby had me expelled from Twitter in 2018). Another indication of how pointless Twitter is as a tool of real influence.
Seems that “@JamieKay22” does not like the truth being said; see below:
A reminder about the existence of Jud Suss [The Jew Suss], a German film of 1940 (remake of a 1934 one), which is now banned by the BBC, other TV channels, and even YouTube, despite it having been based on real historical events in the Germany of the 18th Century: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jud_S%C3%BC%C3%9F.
I once had a copy of a booklet which listed all the “antisemitic” famous composers, writers, artists, scientists, inventors etc of Europe. Hundreds. Most people who are educated and intelligent enough to think for themselves see the problem.
A very significant cultural figure, influential in his day and later. I once had a lease of a house in Cornwall with (originally) 26 bedrooms. In the entrance hall or Outer Hall, there was panelling to head height, and above that original William Morris wallpaper, though sadly decayed thanks to over a century of the damp Cornish climate, and neglect.
More tweets seen
This “Femi Sorry” person is a UK-born Nigerian who has been pushed and puffed by the System merely because he can string a few words together, and because there is now a campaign for more blacks in the msm and politics (despite the proportion on TV and in the Commons being in fact at least as great as that in the population).
“Femi” has parents who both have well-paid positions in the NHS, his father being a surgeon, his mother a paediatrician.
“Femi” [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Femi_Oluwole] apparently “worked in non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and human rights agencies” for a few years, presumably as a “gopher”. He “gave up his job” (whatever that was; teaboy?) at age 27 in order to campaign against Brexit. His Wikipedia entry does not point out that his organization, “Our Future Our Choice”, was bankrolled by an EU-funded entity.
Wikipedia: “Oluwole regularly appeared in the media during the process of the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union. Oluwole has written for The Independent,The Guardian, and the Metro, and is a regular guest on Talkradio.” “Femi” has also attacked “antisemitism”, apparently. Ah, I think we can see who or what is pulling the strings of this puppet…
In fact, the tweet from “@CentralReserva9” is slightly unfair. “Femi” is still only 30. Perhaps he hopes that Keir Starmer Labour will eventually ask him to become a Labour Party MP. Alternatively, that he can build on his now-weekly appearance on the Sky News talking head show, which features such as Nick Ferrari and Rachel Johnson.
“Femi” tweets fairly often (as I write, several times in one hour) and has about a quarter of a million “followers” on Twitter. I should imagine that his real political influence is close to zero, but it says a lot about the naivety of so many self-describing “Left” people on Twitter that they see him as some sort of, so to speak, “great white hope”. After all, what has he ever done, really? Blagged a fairly soft degree (from Nottingham) in French and Law, worked in very minor jobs for about 3-4 years, then —thanks to the support of the EU and his own parents (in whose home he was and maybe still is living)— presented himself as anti-Brexit “youth” figurehead.
I should add that the financial support for “Our Future Our Choice” must have been considerable. During the Referendum campaign, it had offices in a Westminster building that also housed departments of the Labour and Conservative parties, and offices of major transnational enterprises and organizations. Someone laid out quite a bit of money for this puppet.
The above says something about more than just one System-approved talking head. It goes to the way in which what is on TV and radio is presented to the general public. Put “Femi” with Nick Ferrari, maybe Rachel Johnson and a few others, and you have the semblance of a “diverse” discussion, whereas in reality it is as controlled as a Punch and Judy show.
ps. Seems that I am not the only person who wants to tell irrelevant little “Femi” to shut up and get lost (preferably out of both the UK and the rest of Europe):
Hitchens is quite wrong. Abstention, even organized abstention, does not affect the System, because it will then just be said that “people have a right to vote; if they fail to exercise that right, then they cannot complain”. Already only about two-thirds bother to vote in general elections in the UK; in by-elections, sometimes as few as a fifth vote. In local elections, so few vote that a handful of voters (a few dozen) can change the outcome.
It might be the case that if 90% or more were to boycott general elections, there would be enough pressure to change the electoral system etc, but such an event is unlikely to happen.
…and even Peter Hitchens has never alleged (as others have) that Tony Blair, as a student, was actually arrested, charged and convicted (on a guilty plea) on a charge of gross indecency in a public loo, but (allegedly again) gave a false name, and so escaped any negative career consequences.
I think that those allegations say that Blair came up before the “beak” at Great Marlborough Street Mags (Magistrates) in London, where I appeared a couple of times as Counsel when I was still a “second-six” Bar pupil, i.e. a pretty green recent-trainee barrister. I think that both of my appearances related to theft charges, though.
So there it is. Trump is 74, unfit, very overweight, has had “the virus”, yet has only been in hospital a couple of days and is likely to be discharged tomorrow. He personifies the opposition to the “panicdemic”. His wife, Melania, has not even been hospitalized. Yet the fearmongers have had societies and economies across the world shut down because of this virus which, worldwide, has killed only 1 out of every 8,000 people. Madness.
Beware of official statistics, cause-of-death statistics in particular…
A beautiful moment when these elephants got reunited with their former caretaker Darrick from the Elephant nature park in Thailand.. 🐘
Andew Neil should read my previous blog posts in which I examine the phenomenon. It comes down to political infantilism.
The people who are usually Twitter pseudo-socialists are basically politically naive. They think that mass immigration can be combined with high pay, high State benefits, a decent NHS and a viable national future. They think that they support “freedom” yet want to remove the free speech rights of those whom they deem “Nazi”, “fascist”, “racist” etc etc. They think that the “lockdown” and facemask nonsense is essential, should be stricter, and will have little effect on the economy (or all those high salaries and State benefits they also want…). They love being told what to do, love the restrictions on liberty; they also (quelle surprise) love the EU.
Sadly, I am no longer on Twitter (thanks to the Jew lobby that Andrew Neil usually seems to support). Maybe someone else can tweet my views to him…
There was supposed to be legal action launched (at latest) by January 2020. So far, nothing.
Well, here we are pretty much at the end of February. Stuchbery and “AntiFashWitch” Roanna Carleton-Taylor (and their “full legal team”, meaning a Pakistani in a back room in a North of England rustbelt town) have still not launched the threatened legal action (or even served the preliminary paperwork) against Tommy Robinson/Stephen Yaxley-Lennon.
It looks as though, as I blogged weeks and even months ago, Stuchbery, Roanna and the Pakistani have reached “peak mug”. No-one now wants to donate to their doomed lawsuit. Only £5 has been donated to the GoFundMe appeal in over a week, and over the past month or so, only £80 has come in.
Meanwhile, Stuchbery continues to travel around Germany, sending out feelers for any hospitality that might be on offer:
I'm in Munich this weekend. Do I know anybody there?
Quite a feat for someone who claims to “work three jobs”…
Still, I am sure that the 689 mugs who —incredibly— have donated to his GoFundMe appeal (currently totalling £11,614), or to Stuchbery directly, will be glad that Stuchbery can enjoy life at their expense, despite the fact that there is obviously never going to be a lawsuit by him against Tommy Robinson.
nb. As explained previously in my blog posts, the above does not mean that I support Tommy Robinson either.
I am not sure quite why, but despite the brevity of today’s blog so far (I am going to combine it with tomorrow’s), my blog pages have had more visitors today than on any other day in the 3 years since I started: over 600 views (349 of this page alone), from over 300 visitors. All in about 4 hours or so, and with nearly 7 hours to run (time now is just after 1700 hrs). More than twice the usual number of views and visitors. A strange statistical anomaly.
I notice that, I having been mentioned by Stuchbery on his Twitter account, all sorts of odd people and natural “followers” have started to tweet things about me, often inaccurate. Example? That I was a member of the British Movement in the 1970s. No, I never was, though I believe that I did briefly exchange a couple of not entirely friendly letters with the leader of the BM, Michael McLaughlin [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_McLaughlin]. 1978, I think.
It is a characteristic of Twitter that many remoras follow each shark. Thus today the Twitter “followers” of Stuchbery support him by tweeting against me. A few examples seen:
a minor author (very minor) says that I feel entitled to “judge” Stuchbery because (she says) I have “a History A Level”. I suppose that that is a guess on her part (and she herself purports to “judge” me merely because a few “antifa” idiots tweet rubbish about me);
some idiot says that I am a “disbarred solicitor” (actually, barrister, not solicitor; and solicitors are in any case not “disbarred” but “struck off”;
some ugly cow tweets that I “have issues” and adds, by way of proving that assertion, that I made a typo somewhere, typing “lawter” instead of “lawyer”;
another one tweets that I am “far far right” (in fact, I never use the lazy terms “right” and “left”). That one also tweets, illogically, “ignore…report”! To whom will you “report” me, anyway? I am not on Twitter and my blog is hosted by WordPress, an excellent American organization wedded to the principles of freedom of expression. The woman wanting me to be both ignored and “reported” seems to be part-Danish and living in Belgium. Judgment poor…
I am called “a typical embittered internet nonentity” by, er, a typical Twitter nonentity called “Spex, @_Hydrofish”, who has all of 135 Twitter followers (I had 3,000 when the Jewish lobby had me expelled);
“@WigNatKing” asserts that I work for “TR News”, the Tommy Robinson setup. No. Not only do I not work for TR News, but have never had contact with it and do not, as such, “support” Tommy Robinson.
These people are beyond sad…Their whole day is made up of tweeting to others of similar views, while denouncing and “reporting” those with whom they disagree (or those with whom they think that they disagree) to Twitter. For such people, Twitter is terribly important. Fools, mostly.
Incidentally, Stuchbery may claim that my existence has just been “brought to his attention”, but I think not. However, he has, by mentioning my blog on his Twitter output, just increased considerably the numbers of those reading my stuff. “One human soul is a big audience”, as someone or other (St. Thomas Aquinas?) once said.
As for Stuchbery talking about defamation etc (a trait that he shares with quite a few other —mostly ignorant— persons on Twitter), he not only will not sue me (nor will he sue anyone else) in defamation, but cannot (for a number of reasons). He was ranting or bleating about suing a load of Danes, in Denmark, recently (and demanding to know names of suitable libel lawyers in that jurisdiction, despite being entirely unable to pay any retained).
Someone should write a dystopian sci-fi novel in which a malefic organization sets up something akin to Twitter, convinces people that it is pretty much the most important thing in the world, then manages to deflect any discontent in the self-describing “aware” population to that platform.
In that non-existent novel, the “aware” or “woke” or “liberal” (and indeed “illiberal” and pro-multikulti) people then spend almost all of their time on “Twitter” or whatever, thinking that they are achieving something, showing off, virtue-signalling, not to forget denouncing “bad folk” on the platform, and (very important to those idiots) getting the controllers of the platform to expel those with whom the “aware” people disagree. Meanwhile, the real rulers and influencers carry on ruling and influencing, and the poor Twitter saps are entirely unaware of it.
Saw a 30-min doc. about the Security Service, presented by ITV’s Security correspondent, an Indian or South African Indian (I think) called something like Karroo. Irritating that supposed journalists now say things such as “Director-Generals” when they mean “Directors-General” (Laura Kuenssberg did it the other day: “Secretary of States”, when she meant “Secretaries of State”).
As to the film itself, interesting without being very enlightening. The most interesting bare fact was that MI5 has doubled its staff numbers in the past decade.
Saw Hunted, a TV show I quite like, which involves fugitives and a hunter force. Somewhat contrived, as it would have to be to work at all, but good entertainment.
One of the fugitives had to go to Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, where I myself, aged 20-something, was supposed to be met in the market square at 0900 hrs once, about 40 years ago. Misjudging the distance and how long it would take me to get there overnight from Central London (without a car), I was there far too early, by about 0300!
I was soon found in the deserted and cold square by the friendly local police patrolman, who strolled around on his beat talking to me and telling me all about the local crime situation (there was a little crime, surprisingly— someone had tried a smash-and-grab not very long before; a few weeks before; arrested). His inspector arrived at one point, examined my “papers” (as they say in some countries) and had an equally friendly chat with me for a while before saluting and going back, as I supposed, to his police station. My people did arrive, dead on time at 0900 hrs. Moral? Early is nearly as bad as late when it comes to rendezvous.
Seems that his attempt at emulating the witchfinder-general over child sexual abuse and the subsequent (and to some extent consequent) wrongheaded witchhunt, may result in the bastard losing out on the well-paid sinecure of being a “Lord”.
My reason to dislike Watson? Not because of his “hunt the paedophile VIPs” nonsense, nor because he was an expenses freeloader (he claimed the maximum allowed every year for groceries, £5,000 p.a.). His constituents of course had no idea that MPs could even get food for free! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Watson_(Labour_politician)#Expenses
No, my main reason to dislike Watson is because he was a total doormat for the Jewish lobby (Zionist lobby, Israel lobby) in the UK.
Watson supported malicious Zionist snoop organizations like the Community Security Trust [CST], “Campaign Against Antisemitism” [CAA] and “antifa” trash such as “Hope Not Hate”.
Watson undermined Labour and Corbyn non-stop, and was a major reason why we are now lumbered with Boris-idiot posing as PM. Also, though of less importance, he actually referred to Mike Stuchbery [see above] as a “journalist” in the House of Commons, thus making a fool of himself. Watson wanted to squash Tommy Robinson, of course.
Now? Well, I expect that the Jews will find some sinecure for the bastard if his House of Lords expectations come to nothing.
End of a busy day on my blog. 415 different visitors and no less than 783 views. 32 different countries. Nearly two-thirds of the views today were of today’s Diary Blog, the rest many and various previous blog posts. Amazing what “the oxygen of publicity” can do…
After midnight music
Some interesting tweets seen
This is the brief, almost hallucinatory moment in 2018 in which BBC's @vicderbyshire calmly challenges the antisemitism crisis narrative. Her show's been axed, of course, and nothing like it has ever been allowed to happen again. https://t.co/ennU31fhy4
The Conservative Party holds the record for allowing the largest number of non-EU migrants into Britain. Don't believe Tory lies – they are not patriots, they are globalists committed to flooding Britain with migrants! pic.twitter.com/z3HqyXuLO3
The Greta Thunberg phenomenon (public relations effort) is based primarily on hate. It emanates like a carbon emission from Greta Nut herself. It oozes from the tweets of the mainly rather stupid people who support her (I mean those who do not have the excuse of extreme youth). Here’s one:
The way #GretaThunberg gets under the skin of bitter and twisted old gammony fucks is just fucking beautiful.
“Bitter and twisted old gammony fucks“…meaning white BRITISH people who are not under-30, who have seen this country’s decline over 40-60 years and hate both that decline and what it means in terms of socio-cultural collapse.
If you tweeted the equivalent about blacks, Pakistanis, Jews etc, you would have the police and a host of special interest groups on your tail.
Oh, so it’s OK for Greta Nut to travel around the world, spouting complete nonsense, because she is making “old people” have strokes, apparently. Well, when I myself am on Mount Parnassus or wherever, I hope that I can look down on that idiot being abused in old age by the even-worse idiots no doubt to come.
I thought that this one [below] was a —not very clever— parody, but it seems not! I think that the bastard is serious!
The world was being destroyed by climate change, pollution, pesticides, viruses and evil forces, then God sent us Greta and our eyes that were once close have been opened. Along wit Greta we are going to save the world. #GretaThunbergpic.twitter.com/pYPDJ655Qv
In fact, despite all the publicity, not very many people have turned out to see and hear the mentally-disturbed Swedish autistic: the muddy and rainswept scene below was photographed about the same time that Greta Nut was arriving in the city.
Greta Thunberg is a 17 year old mentally-disturbed Swedish autistic who has no official or other qualifications in any scientific or other discipline, and no background in anything (how could she, at her age?)…
Greta Nut is scarcely a child. She is 17, albeit stunted in every way;
If Greta Thunberg puts herself forward as a pathetic sort of prophetess or political leader, then she is treated as if. It goes with the territory.
#GretaThunberg is currently trending, not because she's a leading voice in raising the alarm about impending climate catastrophe, but because a bunch of boomers are complaining about being made to feel like they've trashed the planet for all humanity. Which they have.
“A bunch of boomers“, by which the idiot above (who is “trashing the planet” every bit as much as any “boomer”, by the way) means, in reality, “I’m not responsible for anything! It’s all the fault of those older people!” Hey, now of whom does that attitude remind me? Oh, I know…
Imagine being a grown man or women of sound mind and pretending to take #GretaThunberg seriously because of the collective stupidity of one's social circle? It's worse than when middle class liberals attempt to disco dance
BTW, Louise Raw knows perfectly well who I am, because she tweeted about me a few weeks ago, annoyed that I had pointed out that, in the UK, it has never been considered acceptable to use a doctorate as a title unless one is an academic, a scientist in an institute, a medical graduate, or one in holy orders (there may be one or two other minor exceptions).
A “witch”, a “doctor”, a “journalist”/”historian”, and a shared ideology of delusion…What a bunch!
Four-fifths of the population of Europe are asleep…
Well, the crowd has certainly grown. Hard to estimate, and the crowd looks more numerous because of all the placards and umbrellas, but certainly in the thousands. 5,000? 10,000? Having said that, they have come from all over the UK, and even Bristol has nearly 500,000 inhabitants, so the crowd is only about 1% of the Bristol city population, or 1 in every 14,000 of the UK population, roughly. Really, it is a photo-opportunity and TV news opportunity for (those behind) Greta Thunberg.
Government policies and their consequences
Tory economic policy creates misery: A study has linked a spike in mental-health problems among the unemployed with the rollout of universal credit and other government welfare changes. There is no sign of any govt policy change.https://t.co/hGqNHg6s2D
Profits B4 People: Evidence that leasehold homeowners unfairly treated & prospective buyers misled by developers, escalating ground rents, disproportionate fees for routine maintenance, false info about converting leasehold to freehold. Need reforms.https://t.co/GeT39Kg3Om
Persimmon's £40m boss quits just over a year after the £75m one. The company built shoddy houses, milked the Help to Buy scheme, made profit of £65,657 on every house sold, fat-cattery has been rife. It should be investigated, banned from public contracts.https://t.co/DfWxJgquQq
The NHS is in a mess for a number of reasons, but a social health service, not run as a profit-making entity, is an essential in any modern civilized society. The alternative is not good.
An American man whose father-in-law died of coronavirus in Wuhan was evacuated from China with his daughter and placed in quarantine at a US Marine base in California. He writes on GoFundMe the US government billed him $2,200 for the flight and now asks him to pay for quarantine https://t.co/bcJ26tp9an
“Antifa” cheerleader Mike Stuchbery, who labels himself “historian” and “journalist” as he travels around Germany as a kind of tourist, tweeted about me. That stimulated a far higher than normal throughput on my blog (with one hour to go, 1008 views in 2 days, so at least twice the usual number of views).
Looking at tweets about me arising from Stuchbery’s tweet, I find that only about a dozen (if that) were hostile, some neutral, a couple quite positive. Stuchbery may have done me a favour by tweeting about me. I should hate to have to be grateful to him!
Boris-idiot and Coronavirus
Saw a few minutes of Boris-idiot posing as Prime Minister tonight. Making a statement about this very serious situation of the Chinese Coronavirus. Scarcely able to stop himself smirking, obviously dying to clown or to tell a joke. Pitiful. The stupid bastard should not be where he is.
Update, 26 September 2020
Yet again, my predictions turn out as expected: Labour Party backstabber Tom Watson has indeed been found a sinecure (and a well-paid one, at an estimated £200,000 a year) as CEO of UK Music [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UK_Music#History], a position formerly held by another doormat for the Jewish lobby (and, like Watson, a member of Labour Friends of Israel), Michael Dugher, the former MP for Barnsley East. Dugher in turn has been (((found))) a new position, even better-paid, as Chief Executive of the Betting and Gaming Council.