Only the influence of the (((you know who))), and importation of millions of non-whites.
Whatever the causes, the fact is that the NHS is providing a service which is increasingly worse (just like the police, the legal system overall, and almost everything else).
Christmas University Challenge
Watched Christmas University Challenge. Two teams of alumni, all now prominent and even famous. Birkbeck (London) and Portsmouth (a former polytechnic).
Neither team was much good. The Portsmouth team (three out of four were non-white) knew almost nothing, or at least very little about anything. The Birkbeck team were better (and won) but were also pretty poor all the same.
What struck me were several aspects to Maugham’s appearance on the show: first of all, his Michael Portillo-like horrible pink jacket but, more relevantly, perhaps, his incredible ignorance (admittedly not much worse than the rest of his team).
What struck me also was the way in which, whenever Maugham got a question wrong (which was most of the time), he threw his head back and laughed as if he had just done something very clever.
Well, I am not in the sort of financial position where I need a tax barrister, but if I did need one, I have to say that I would look elsewhere (though I have no reason to doubt Maugham’s narrow professional expertise; I just disliked the look of him).
Another odd thing about Maugham was his oddly-fruity or “plummy” English accent, unexpected in someone brought up until his late teens in New Zealand. Like a character in an Agatha Christie adaptation.
If Birkbeck were a poor team, they still won easily over Portsmouth.
It may be immodest to say so, but a team composed only of me and my wife would beat both of those teams together, and without any difficulty whatsoever.
Actually, all the quiz shows are increasingly dumbed-down. Mastermind now has questions which are often embarrassingly easy. The main University Challenge show is better by far, but there are more too-easy questions even on that show than there once were. Sign of the times?
Once again, political journalist John Rentoul loses out to me: he scored 7/10, but I trumped that with 9/10. The only question to which I did not know the answer was no. 6, though my answers to questions 1 and 9 were educated guesses; still correct, all the same.
Boris-idiot talks ethics
“How can you deal with a crocodile when it’s in the middle of eating your left leg?” Johnson said in a Bloomberg Television interview on Friday, when asked about the prospect of negotiating with Russian President Vladimir Putin. “The guy’s completely not to be trusted.” [Bloomberg TV interview].
Ha ha! “The guy’s completely not to be trusted“…
Is that hypocrisy, or just a stunning lack of self-awareness?
As I blogged a month (or more) ago, and more recently (including yesterday), the Russian strategy now seems to be to consolidate control of the coastal regions on the Sea of Azov and Black Sea, as well as in the inland southeastern/Donbass region; also, to press north up the eastern bank of the river Dnieper and generally, to isolate or take the cities of Zaporozhye and Dnipro [Dnepropetrovsk], and then to push up to the northeast towards the Kharkov area. At the same time, the Russian forces in the region of Kharkov will keep that city isolated, if it cannot be taken.
If the above tasks can be accomplished, any Ukrainian forces east of that Sea of Azov-Zaporozhye-Dnipro-Kharkov line are doomed, and Russian forces will then control over half of that part of Ukraine which is east of the wide Dnieper river. Also, some territory to the west of the Dnieper in the south, around the Kherson and Mykolaiv [Nikolayev] region. Russia of course already has complete control of Crimea and its almost entirely Russian population.
Russian forces, assuming success as above, will then probably push west from the general region of Kharkov, and from the southeast through Poltava to the Dnieper and, simultaneously, north from Dnipro (following the river), until those three advances meet at the Dnieper, somewhere southeast of Kiev. At that point, there may be a gathering of forces so that Kiev itself can be assaulted.
The Zelensky regime has fortified Kiev. I wonder how much of the city will survive a brutal battle for supremacy.
As I blogged some time ago, the Russian forces may take all of Eastern Ukraine (i.e. Ukraine east of the Dnieper), but that will not determine this conflict unless Kiev, the ancient seat of authority, is also taken.
Once Kiev is taken, the Zelensky regime will lose much credibility in the West, and have to fall back on Lvov.
It can be seen that, of the most-populous 20 cities, 8 are already in Russian hands, at least 2 seriously menaced, and another 3 or 4 not likely to remain outside Russian control for an extended period if assaulted. So about two-thirds of the largest population centres in Ukraine generally are or quite soon will be in Russian hands. In east-of-Dnieper Ukraine, probably all such large towns and cities.
The Zelensky regime may soon control only Kiev, Odessa and Lvov, and it is doubtful whether Odessa could hold out for long if seriously attacked.
If then, Russian forces eventually take both Kiev and Odessa (admittedly a big question, at present) that will mean that Zelensky and his cabal will control only a rump Ukraine, mainly poor and rural, based on Lvov.
The truth that the Western msm, particularly in UK and USA, are not showing.
The Jew Zelensky and his Zionist media-savvy cabal have been winning only one war— the propaganda war. The real war on the ground is now going against the Kiev regime.
Also, at least some people in, say, the UK, USA etc, are waking up to the fact that Zelensky’s corrupt shambles of a government is far from being a “democracy” with civil rights: all opposition parties banned, criticism of Zelensky and his basically Jewish regime banned, anyone wanting peace with Russia arrested, some tortured, and some even shot out of hand, as was the Ukrainian negotiator shot dead in the street in Kiev 2-3 months ago by Ukrainian security killers.
“Major Clark” must be frighteningly thick.
News from old Ireland
The piece below was sent to me; I am unaware of its provenance. Sounds about right, though.
”Republic in Retreat”
Ireland, a country which has historically valued its neutrality and ability to negotiate, is now engaged in political battles on every front foreign and domestic.
The country has shattered its decades old neutrality by supplying military aid to Ukraine in its conflict against Russia and is now antagonizing the British on behalf of the European Union, which is still extremely upset over the Brexit vote.
More than supplying Ukraine with Irish supplies, the Irish state is supplying Ireland with Ukrainians, or anyone claiming to be Ukrainian anyway. The Irish government has declared there will be no limit on the amount of “Ukrainians” it is willing to bring to the country. This policy is being enacted despite a housing crisis which has made Dublin the worst city in the world to find housing, doubled the homeless population, and is leaving young Irish completely unable to get onto the housing ladder.
While most Irish cannot find a home in which to raise a family, the few lucky enough to have a family are subject to sexual violence by immigrant men, all while their towns are being steadily demographically transformed regardless of any protests by locals.If Ireland were run by the Irish for the Irish, instead of by an Indian and a load of neoliberal traitors, then it would not be embarking down the path it currently is.“
Sadly, it seems that the present Sinn Fein is complicit in all the ZOG/NWO nonsense being foisted on Ireland’s people: black so-called “Ukrainians” given priority treatment, general mass immigration by blacks and browns from Africa and Asia, and the LGBTQXYZ nonsense, “trans” nonsense etc.
“A mum who booked her son a flight to The Gambia after a 16-year-old boy was murdered in his own home has appeared in court. Alison Scott, 55, is accused of taking her son to Heathrow Airport two days after Camron Smith was brutally stabbed and disembowelled by a group of armed males in front of his mother.” [My London]
How much more “enrichment” can we take?
The transnational conspiracy must be getting desperate: global warming, conflated with made-up non-“Covid” triggers for the problems caused by the “vaccines”, and a conspiracy to take away companion animals, all in one mendacious propaganda gambit.
Stella Creasy is a prime example of an MP working entirely against the interests of the British people: pro-immigration, pro-EU, pro-Jewish lobby, pro-Israel, pro fomenting war in Ukraine. Not an exclusive list, incidentally. She also wants to destroy free speech online.
Both sides in what is now the war in Ukraine are running short of supplies, we read. Perhaps. The Russian forces can be resupplied overall, though there may be greater shortages in some specific geographical areas, but the Ukrainians (civilians and fighters) in the cities surrounded cannot be resupplied. Kiev itself is not completely surrounded, as yet.
Ammunition may be a bigger issue for the Ukrainian side than for the Russians. In any case, the weapons of most importance for the Ukrainian side are not small arms, but those donated free of charge by, mainly, the USA and UK— anti-tank and ground-to-air systems, able to be deployed by individuals or small groups. Without those weapons, Russia would by now be far more ahead in achieving its immediate tactical objectives.
Having said that, the civilians and soldiers in the besieged cities of the south and east cannot survive for long without food. Those cities will probably fall quite soon. When they do, huge Russian forces will move from the south and from the east towards Kiev.
I note that Zelensky is again calling for talks with Russia. He knows that he cannot win, as such, and so wants to stabilize the situation (eg by extended ceasefire, and open corridors) before cities now surrounded and under attack surrender or are destroyed.
Russia is going to win this war, in the short to medium term, even if most of its territorial gains are turned into scorched urban and rural wastelands. What happens further down the line is an open question.
This is not a war between very different nations and peoples. It is somewhere between that kind of war and a civil war. In the past, during the Russian Civil War (1917-1922), Ukraine was a battlefield between several contending forces: Bolsheviks, White Guards (pro-Tsarist anti-Bolsheviks), Ukrainian nationalists, and German forces, among others: see [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukrainian_People%27s_Republic].
A fairly dull Labour Party careerist, and System drone: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barry_Sheerman. Some of these idiots calling for war with Russia seem to forget that a. the UK now has only about 15,000 truly battle-ready soldiers now, b. the RAF’s capabilities (including transport) are now very limited, and c. even one Russian nuclear missile —and they have up to 6,200— landing on London would pretty much destroy the UK as a society, and economy, and state, and for about 50-100 years.
More tweets seen
Preliminary note: good to see that one of the worst Jew-Zionist and/or pro-Israel troll accounts on Twitter, “@GnasherJew”, has been suspended (again). Last time, the usual online “claque” of Jews put up a huge scream, much noisy protest (as usual— absolutely typical), and the account was reinstated. Let us hope that this time the ban will be permanent.
The activities of Jew-Zionists such as “GnasherJew” are the major reason why Twitter, and the comment-Internet generally, has gradually become rather dull; the more interesting Twitter accounts, including my own, and those of David Icke, Katie Hopkins, Alison Chabloz, Patriotic Alternative, and many many others, have been removed. It would be good to see at least some redress, even if not the nemesis that certain malicious Jew-Zionist trolls deserve.
Looks like you really cannot fool all of the people all of the time…
Looks like Indian “clever boy” Sunak’s stock is falling faster than the value of Ukrainian industrial shares…
If Parliament were at least entirely white and British by origin, without blacks, browns, Jews etc, or mixtures thereof, that alone would certainly not solve our national problems, but it would be a start.
Something similar is coming to the UK. Remember wise words from nearly a century ago:
While I am sorry for the civilians caught up in the Ukraine invasion, and also for their companion animals, the Kiev regime, headed by the decadent Jew clown Zelensky, is an integral part of the NWO/ZOG plan, which is why it must be toppled and crushed.
Why is he even in the UK?
Nearest city square. Firing squad. End (in an ideal world, that is…).
I disfavour the judicial death penalty, in fact, but the UK is getting to the point where something will eventually have to be done, not as judicial punishment, but as a public health or social health measure, mandated by the executive.
While I have no personal knowledge of whether the Russian claims are true or not, I did blog quite recently about my own visit to the Porton Down biological research station in Wiltshire, on which visit I was accompanied by the then Ukrainian Ambassador to the UK, Mr. Komissarenko, himself a trained biochemical scientist. He was, more recently, director of exactly such a laboratory in Ukraine. Even Wikipedia notes that fact.
Soon, the Covid police state measures come up for renewal in Parliament. Suddenly, we have these scare stories appearing. “Join the dots”, as they say…
“Journalism” and/or similar occupations used to be, at least reasonably, literate. Look at the above tweets. Four sentences, yet three egregious errors: “Stamer” for “Starmer”, “train” for “trail”, and “deceit” for “deficit”.
Pay peanuts, get “university”-“educated” monkeys, I suppose.
As for the substance, it is clear that relatively few members of the public trust or respect either main System party, yet there exists no real alternative; no social-national party or movement has arisen. I discount ridiculous fringe figures such as Jayda Fransen, Anne-Marie Waters etc. In any case, a social-national leader must at least be a man, as a bare minimum.
Incidentally, she was never really a “refugee“, as claimed. Her father went from Yugoslavia (where he had been a “Czech” diplomat), to the UK in 1939. She was later, after WW2, sent by her father from, again, Belgrade to school in Switzerland; from there, she once more went to the UK, then (in 1948) to the USA. She did not suffer in any way from “Nazis”, or indeed Communists.
Even Diane Abbott can be right once in a while. As a matter of fact, Russia has every right to seize Eastern Ukraine, Kiev, and the Black Sea littoral. The two countries were joined together for over a thousand years, and the fact that the Ukraine has been notionally independent for 30 years now makes no substantial difference. The present Kiev government is a Jew-Zionist sham, somewhere between a scam and a bad joke. It has to go.
In any case, 15-20% of the population of Ukraine is Russian, and that proportion is far higher in the eastern and southern areas (eg, in Odessa, where a third of the inhabitants are actually Russian). In the east, and especially south-east, a majority of the population is Russian.
That cretin, or dementia patient, is presently leading the USA, with its immense military-destructive power. “It’s Friday, so we must bomb the UK, I mean the Ukraine…” Amusing but at same time alarming.
She’s right. Ukraine today is a Jew-ruled oligarchy posing as a pro-“Western” democracy. NWO/ZOG puppet state.
Well, here we are, almost a year since the start of the “panicdemic”, and travel internationally has been made almost impossible. Tony Blair (“it’s that man again”…) is now proposing that only those carrying a “vaccine passport” be allowed to travel.
“A report by his non-profit organisation the Tony Blair Institute said the “only way to navigate allowing people to travel internationally again” is creating a global travel pass showing each individual’s COVID-19 status.
The idea has been mooted before but was rejected by Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove just last month, when he told Sky News: “I certainly am not planning to introduce any vaccine passports, and I don’t know anyone else in government who is.“
Since then, the Sunday Telegraph reported the government is funding at least eight separate firms to develop such a product, which is already in use in countries in the Middle East and Asia.” [Sky News]
What?! Surely cocaine-snorting, expenses-cheating, often-drunk, little puppet of the Jewish lobby, Michael Gove, would not lie (again)?…
“Turning his attention to what happens next, Mr Blair’s institute said the UK should “place the creation of a global COVID-19 travel pass as a key item on the G7 agenda”, when leaders from the US, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Canada congregate in Cornwall later this summer.” [Sky News]
So soon there may be one international passport, at first a document, but perhaps later something akin to a cat or dog “chip” under the skin, without which you will be unable to travel. Maybe eventually you will be unable to travel even internally, between regions, unless you have it.
People will say, “well, it’s for public health, that’s all“. Is that really all, though? Once such a system is in place, it will be easily expanded. How? By saying “we have a terrorism problem“, or “we have a worldwide child abuse problem“, or (fill in whatever), and so have to restrict travel by those the authorities say might be involved in such activities.
We see the same “mission creep” in the field of restrictions on freedom of expression:
In fact, there is a constant push now, eg in the UK, to go beyond restricting free speech by those who (under already very strict laws) are said to have written illegal things, to those who write things which are not (even under the present quite repressive laws) illegal, but merely “extreme” politically or socially.
Reverting to the “international Covid passport” idea, it could (would) eventually be expanded well beyond travel itself to, for example, whether people can attend universities, use NHS facilities, or even sell things to the public:
“And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is six hundred and sixty-six.” [Wikipedia, citing the Revelation of St. John] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Number_of_the_beast
Ironically, my full name (Ian Robert Millard) adds up to 666 (according to one system of numerology)! Yet here I am, trying to fight against that force or tendency. Paradoxical?
These things do not always go the way the Western cabals want, as when Bush snr. proclaimed the New World Order in early 1990, only to see it derailed several years later by both the rebirth of Russia as a truly independent state under Putin, and also by the Islamist upsurge which resulted in, inter alia, the 2001 New York attack. However, these attempts by the powers of Evil are cyclical, and return in renewed and usually more powerful forms later in history.
Tweets seen today
Migration-invasion. This is not a “debate”; it is an existential struggle, a war.
In fact, Peter Hitchens is entirely wrong here. The System does not “allow us to remove governments which fail”, but merely (if at all) allows the people to vote once every few years for an almost-identical set of System drones and puppets. Cuckoo-clock binary. Con-Lab-Con-Lab-Con-Lab…
The pseudo-democratic MPs and ministers (in Hitler’s words, “dirty democratic politicians“) have been allowed to get away, in the past decades, with importing millions of blacks and browns etc, and so just ruining this country; allowed to get away with cheating and stealing millions individually; allowed to get away with reduction of pay and State benefits to levels below basic decency; allowed to get away with all the police-state “panicdemic” nonsense now imposed.
MPs have not been punished.
The past year of nonsense has really empowered the petty zealots and busybodies.
One fact which is not known to many is that DNA from Egyptian relics, notably Tutankhamun’s remains, shows that modern Europeans have more in common, ethnically, with ancient Egyptians than the latter have in common with modern Egyptians, who basically just crawl over the fallen and ruined stones of ancient greatness. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tutankhamun
“Chap“? The word “Jew” seems to be missing…
The white population of South Africa (mostly the English/British South Africans rather than the Afrikaaners, but both) gave in to the forces of the New World Order [NWO] by installing the semi-reformed terrorist Mandela as head of state. Mandela was an ineffective President (also, as thick as two short planks: “Having devoted his time to politics, Mandela failed his final year at Witwatersrand [University] three times; he was ultimately denied his [law] degree in December 1949” [Wikipedia]).
If only South Africa had held out for another year or two! Once the Soviet Union collapsed, the funding tap for sub-Saharan black power movements was cut off. White South Africa might have won out.
The Jews in South Africa, typically, wanted it all ways: they enjoyed a pleasant affluent lifestyle under “apartheid” (though there never was real or complete separation); often supported anti-White causes; owned newspapers that were anti-White; infested TV as soon as it arrived in South Africa; owned much of the commerce and industry; switched to support the corrupt ANC as soon as the Whites stupidly ceded power to it; either left to go to London, USA, or Israel when things got sticky, or hired more security guards and turned their estates into fortresses, while parkig their money overseas.
Good grief. When I was about 8 years old, around 1964-65, my family would occasionally drive down from the Berkshire/South Oxfordshire border area where we lived to spend a day at Bournemouth (usually at nearby Boscombe). Maybe not on the most crowded days, but I do not recall anything like these crowds. Why now? Is it because more people have cars now? Population increase? I have no idea.
In fact, though I am against the ludicrous “lockdown”, to crowd onto a beach with thousands of others like that must be an excellent way to get infected by Coronavirus. Strange to think that only a few weeks ago, the toytown police were patrolling and bullying even lone sunbathers on deserted beaches to “move along”! Mad world.
The blacks are revolting!
This is not surprising, firstly because it is the sort of “chimp-out”, to use the American phrase, that happens when there are large black populations; secondly because the blacks have been encouraged and emboldened by the craven police response to the “Black Lives Matter” nonsense and faux-insurrection (including policemen literally bending the knee to the blacks, in sign of fealty or surrender); thirdly because Sadiq Khan is hopeless; fourthly, also significant, the heat and humidity of yesterday is the climate that acts as a catalyst for such disorder.
Britain has still to make the decision as to whether it wants to be an advanced, European-race, high-IQ, high-tech, environmentally-aware country, or a multikulti black-brown and mixed-race mess, a “Congo-North” if you like, with ever-declining standards, pay, “welfare”, environment and culture.
Churchill College, Cambridge
“Cambridge condemns abuse against academics, after petition to fire Dr Gopal launched.” [Varsity]
“Gopal shared examples of the racist and hateful attacks she has received to her university email since the petition was launched, including from an anonymous person who said she was “disgusting inside and out”, and, “[i]f you don’t like white people, pack up your sh*t and go home. Problem solved.”” [Varsity]
“There is no religion higher than truth”: সত্যের চেয়ে উচ্চতর কোন ধর্ম নেই]
Gopal is supported by other disgusting blots on this country, living here and, so far, tolerated. Here are a few more of them:
These —and many like them— will not be required in the new Britain.
How long before it really “kicks off”?
The ludicrous UK “lockdown” is being eased, but only with absurd restrictions in place. Who will want to go to a pub when there are plastic screens everywhere? Who will want to fly (certainly for touristic purposes) when forced to wear facemasks, muzzles or whatever?
Already, we see the wave of redundancies rising. Royal Mail is to (in effect) sack 2,000 people, all in managerial or other senior roles. The knock-on effects from such decisions are many and affect many outside the ranks of those sacked.
We have a non-Government and a non-Opposition, a collapsing economy, and black or multikulti mobs rampaging in the cities. It is time for the British people to step up.
and see this:
This is sometimes referred to as “White Genocide”, sometimes as “The Great Replacement”.
More about Cambridge University and Churchill College
It now seems that Cambridge University has, since yesterday, elevated the anti-British, anti-European academic terrorist Priyamvada Gopal to the rank of professor. What a scandal. It’s a disgrace. We need a cultural purge in this country, starting with the msm but not sparing the universities.
I noticed decades ago that Cambridge University was a cesspit of treachery.
The chances are that he was just waiting for a chance to do that, if he could find a plausible reason. Well, now he has found a reason.
This news, combined on the same day, or within a day or so, with Starmer’s refusal to call for the resignation of corrupt little pissant Robert Jenrick (another one with a Jewish lawyer wife and half-Jewish children), surely shows what types are now pulling Starmer’s puppet-strings.
Not that I have much time for Rebecca Long-Bailey. She seems rather dim, for one thing, and could never be considered to be “prime ministerial material”. For example, she said that she “...would support workers in all strike actions and industrial disputes, “no questions asked”..” [Wikipedia]. Well, that is just asinine.
Labour has been doing better in the opinion polls of late purely because of the incredible incompetence of the “Conservative” government. However, looking at its position structurally or strategically, it is even less connected with most British people now than it was when led by Corbyn.
I am talking about white British/English people, but I am not so sure that Labour is very strong now, or so strong, in the black/brown “communities”. The “ethnic” demographic(s) were Labour’s strongest suit. If they give up on Labour, all it will have left will be the public service people, the unemployed/disabled (in broad-brush terms) and the metro-London types that live in gentrified former slum areas. I am not so sure that even the Jews will drift back much to Labour, for all Starmer’s doormatting. They are anyway few in number, relatively.
Not just a doormat, but proud to be a doormat…
Here (below) is an interesting tweet, though it is disappointing (even these days) to discover that the Editor of CityAM cannot spell “Damascus”…(and on a standard keyboard, “a” is far from “u”):
Jesus H. Christ! Why on Earth do people do it? They cannot lie down or even sit down in comfort. Yet there are other places along that coast in both directions where the beaches (albeit that some are pebble beaches) are not very crowded at all even on days such as this. I can only assume that people are just not willing to research alternatives, despite the Internet.
Silly, but it made me smile:
Tweets seen this evening
I prefer my profile of Jenrick: an entitled little pissant, who is a complete tool of the Jewish/Israel lobby, has several houses, a Jewish wife who is a lawyer, and children being brought up as Jewish. In other words, not unlike Keir Starmer.
Update, 28 June 2020
The petition to sack Priyamvada Gopal from Cambridge University, which already, within a couple of days, had tens of thousands of online signatures, has been pulled by the platform (change.org).
So now in the UK you cannot tweet, post on Facebook, petition, put up stickers (a man got 2 and a half years for that recently), march or demonstrate, or have a banner flown over an empty football stadium, unless you are in favour of multiracialism, multiculturalism, Jewish influence and power, “Black Lives Matter” nonsense, or other “approved” (by the System) beliefs.
The film was a quality production, but slow. It is more like, in the American phrase, an “art-house movie”, than anything likely to achieve box-office popularity. It was a major financial flop in 2015, I have now read.
I found the film quite compelling though, if you stick with it. At the end, rather moving.
Huw Merriman MP
In one of the ad breaks of the above-named film, I saw a few minutes of Sky News. A scruffy-looking MP hitherto unknown to me, Huw Merriman [Con, Bexhill and Battle], was speaking. I did not hear the whole of his interview, but what I did hear sounded rather dull. I looked him up on Wikipedia etc out of mere curiosity:
I see that he attended a Secondary Modern school (I did not know that some were still operating under that title as late as the 1980s), and then Durham University. Called to the Bar sometime around 1995, he seems to have practised briefly in criminal law before leaving the practising Bar to become an employed lawyer somewhere. He worked as a salaried in-house lawyer for 17 years until elected to the very safe seat of Bexhill and Battle in 2015.
He also seems to have been “economical with the truth” about his in-house lawyer role. He gives the impression that he was somehow appointed to “sort out” the mess at Lehman Brothers, after its collapse. Elsewhere though, I have read that he was working for Lehman Brothers itself, in earlier years. Maybe he was appointed to the latter role because of the former one. At any rate, and whatever the facts about that, his latter-day “consultancy” with the liquidators apparently pulled in (does it still?) £160,000 a year, according to the BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-32891604
(also, disappointing that the BBC website thinks that “led” —past tense— is spelled “lead”. Still, that is where we are in these times of collapsing standards across the board).
On the face of it, Merriman does not seem to be a particularly nice person, and I see that his Parliamentary career has stalled. He started to climb the Government ladder in the 2010-2015 Parliament by being appointed PPS, latterly to the then Chancellor, Philip Hammond. However, he now holds no Government appointment:
On 12th April 2019, he voted for a People’s Vote, and also for a no deal Brexit. He was the only MP to have voted for both options.” [Wikipedia]
Well, time to leave Merriman MP and return to more important matters.
It is clear that the former epidemic/pandemic has tailed off now in the UK. We shall never know for sure, but it seems most likely that Coronavirus swept through unnoticed in the first month or two of 2020 (possibly even December 2019), but that most people had no symptoms, or mild symptoms. Others were probably misdiagnosed (“all clap now…”) before the new virus was publicized. The “lockdown” was unnecessary, apart from nasty “clubs”, pubs, mass entertainment and sporting events, and the Underground and buses (which never were stopped, though dim Sadiq Khan reduced the number of trains, and coaches on trains, so making infection far more likely!).
Now, the government of fools is busy slamming shut stable doors after the horses have bolted.
The Prince of Wales always seems to go out of his way to make a fool of himself. I do not totally blame him. He thinks that he is somehow helping. He is not. Most people will just laugh (despite the seriousness of both the message and the situation behind it).
Naturally, the public see someone who is hugely privileged, vastly wealthy, and whose milieu is one of similarly-privileged parasites, to use a harsh word, and see no reason why they should pick for free, or for minimum wage, fruit and veg for farmers, many of whom are fairly affluent if not rather rich, and who receive large UK and EU subsidy payments as well.
Many may hurl insults such as “send Harry!” or even “get the Royal Mulatta to pick that cotton!”…or indeed might suggest that schools such as Eton College organize “Patriotic Picking” sessions…
This harvest crisis is typical of what happens when you have a government of fools incapable of organizing anything, and headed by a part-Jew public entertainer who is plainly out of his depth.
I'm much of your opinion @gfrarebooks Parliament in effect dissolved itself when it passed the Coronavirus Act *without a vote* and is now a neutered & useless body. I'd need a lot of persuading that *any* of the current MPs merits re-election. Compare these worms with Otto Wels. https://t.co/IkIEM9F5tr
A bitter,sad reflection on our plastic, dummy ex-Parliament. Lord Sumption reveals:'Personally, I would have preferred the argument against coercion to be advanced by MPs.But they have not dared to speak out, although a fair number have told me privately that they agree with me'.
“There is no evidence of a risk of societal breakdown, even if one takes Professor Ferguson’s disease modelling at face value. Spanish flu is estimated to have had an infection mortality rate two to three times higher than Covid-19 and to have killed around 200,000 people between 1918 and 1921, in a UK population two thirds its current size. Although it mainly attacked fit, economically active young people in their twenties and thirties, it came nowhere near to imperilling supply chains or provoking societal breakdown. Covid-19 attacks people with severe pre-existing vulnerabilities. Nearly nine tenths of the dead were aged 65 or over and likely to have been retired. The number of work days lost through non-mortal illness are fewer by far than days lost through the lockdown. At present, the real risk of societal breakdown comes from the lockdown, not the virus.” [Lord Sumption in The Spectator]
Let's get this straight: 1) #Lockdown is based on clearly worthless computer models; 2) Government & MSM are blatantly manipulating statistics & propaganda to frighten us into accepting incompetence & petty tyranny; 3) Govt regulations are killing thousands & destroying the…1/2
2/2… economy & fabric of society: 4) The global elite will dose us with this poison as long as we allow them; 5) Resistance to most dangerous attack on freedom in 1,000 years is obligatory; 6) Left/right. Black/white. Nothing is more important right now than #LockdownRebellion
What he fails to add is that most of the pain will have been because he, Boris-idiot and the rest of the crew shut down the UK economy unnecessarily, and have decided to continue much of that shutdown into the Autumn despite the fact that the Coronavirus has basically swept through and gone now.
“The chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has warned that Britain is facing a “severe recession, the likes of which we haven’t seen” and lasting economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic.” [The Guardian, which apparently now employs people unaware that “Chancellor” is right, “chancellor” is not].
“Sunak had suggested as recently as last month that Britain could “bounce back” quickly thanks to the government’s support measures and the nation’s “fundamentally sound” economy prior to the crisis.” [The Guardian]
Can these people not see that companies, often long-established, are now falling dead to the ground all over the place. Today alone, I saw that Antler, the luggage company, founded in 1914, is gone, its remaining 200 workers (who were on furlough) being made redundant.
The very same day, a large energy company made 2,500 workers redundant.
These companies may have been struggling before, but have now been killed off, or in some cases mortally wounded, though they may survive until the “furlough” payments end. What is killing these companies, incidentally, is not “Coronavirus”, nor the “Covid-19 situation”, but the actions of this government in shutting down the economy and society for months, completely unnecessarily.
The Chief Medical Officer has publicly stated that the R figure is low enough to justify relaxations in the restrictions. The NHS has not been overwhelmed. The surge did not happen. The Nightingale has been stood down. Our economy is on free-fall. What are we waiting on? pic.twitter.com/GDSfunIkjG
Very good article. Much better than my 'Once you realise Matt Hancock and his colleagues are a bunch of spineless cowards who couldn't run a whelk stall you'll really wonder why the British surrendered their liberty to them'.
I’m clearly missing something. I’m sure I’ve watched numerous ministers, including Boris, calling for people to avoid public transport and to take the car if they have access to one. Now they’ve slapped a huge increase on the London car charge. What is the logic? https://t.co/F52mXdbDlO
What she is “missing” is that it is the Mayor of London, via Transport for London [TfL] who decides about the London Congestion Charge…but when did lack of basic knowledge ever stop any (well-known or obscure) person from tweeting?
Look at this (below):
My ancestors were enslaved and shipped off to Barbados and when they gained their freedom, they were forced to take their slaveowners names. No idea where my ancestors are originally from and what their original family name was thanks to the British empire https://t.co/JweSnhgTQg
The “Lubaba” one apparently lives in Croydon, and is a Student Union officer, so was probably brought up (and born) in the UK, but hates us –meaning hates British, meaning “white”, people– (under cover of hating the British Empire).
She thinks that she and her family would be much better off had her ancestors been left in the primaeval squalor of Central or West Africa…
“Against stupidity, the Gods themselves struggle in vain” [Schiller].
I notice that “Lubaba” has flags from Barbados, Trinidad and Palestine on her Twitter masthead, as well as what is presumably the Labour Party rose. No Union Jack. No St. George’s flag. Many of the blacks and browns often seem to just hate us. They really should not be in Europe at all. And they are steadily outbreeding us…
Here are some more untermenschen supposedly “equal” to us…
Perhaps the most emotive [accusation] concerns slavery. During the 18th century, the peak of the huge and lucrative Atlantic slave trade, British merchants bought slaves from African rulers — on average, 120 people every day by the 1780s — and sold them primarily to French, Portuguese-Brazilian and British planters. Was this the source of Britain’s wealth, and the fuel of the Industrial Revolution? Profit from the slave trade made individuals rich, but accounted for about one per cent of national income. The Industrial Revolution’s key element was coal, of which Britain had a lot.
Where the British Empire’s relationship with slavery was unique was in combatting it. Britain abolished its own slave trade in 1807. In 1834 it abolished slavery throughout the Empire. British subjects were forbidden to own slaves anywhere in the world.”
I have to admit that I was unaware that the slave trade accounted for only 1% of national income (unclear as to whether that 1% was only the actual trade, or including profits made using slaves, eg West Indies cotton and sugar).
Yes @MarkyV18, of course governments claim that their mad destructive actions saved lives. They would, wouldn't they? (as Mandy Rice Davies would have said). Their futures depend on it. The amazing thing is that a credulous public *believes* it without question. https://t.co/4bvKLesCB1
Here (above) is a link to that article. It is very true about Wikipedia. I like and use Wikipedia a great deal, but it is very blinkered on certain topics, among which is the so-called “holocaust” fable. Many of Wikipedia’s editors (mostly unpaid volunteers) are Jews (especially American Jews).
Another topic upon which Wikipedia is very biased is anything to do with what the Jews, “antifa” idiots and msm usually term “far Right” politics. You will be misinformed if you rely on Wikipedia for information about that.
Finally, Wikipedia will allow newspaper articles to be cited, but not if the newspaper is the Daily Mail! The Sun? OK. The Daily Mirror? OK. Morning Star? OK. In fact, as far as I know, any newspaper, and certainly any mainstream newspaper, is OK, but never the Daily Mail. On any topic. I am hardly likely to be pro-Daily Mail, as such, having been featured generally unfavourably by that newspaper in the past (2016) but it is no worse than the rest of the msm; and often more informative.
Time was when you could speak freely at Speakers’ Corner, Hyde Park. In fact I myself spoke there to fickle crowds a few times (in 1978, if memory serves). Not now. (((They))) have killed free speech. At Speakers’ Corner. In print. Online. Toytown police state.
Coronavirus, “lockdown”, and the toytown police state (that might become a real police state)
I have so far only skim-read this https://t.co/WYQ0aQMuM1 and so cannot possibly endorse it, and do not do so.. But it does contain a very disturbing summary of events.
It is alarming. For example, Devon and Cornwall Police: “On 1 April, Devon and Cornwall Police released a statement saying that, regardless of the guidance from both the National Police Chiefs’ Council and the College of Policing, it would not be changing its position on people travelling by car to a place for exercise. ‘Our interpretation is that it is not reasonable, for the majority, to drive miles to a specific place such as a beauty spot. It is also not within the spirit of what we are trying to achieve if you drive from Devon to the coast of Cornwall for surfing, regardless of whether that is “lawful” or not.’”
In other words, the Devon and Cornwall Police, among others, are going to try to “interpret” the will of the Government, and apply that, regardless of whether that has the force of law or not…
The above is a good example of the Common Purpose attitude (“Leading beyond authority“) which has infected the police and public services generally over the past 30 years: the police actually purporting to decide what is the law, and even saying, straight out and brazenly, that they are going to allow or disallow X, Y, or Z whether X, Y or Z are lawful or not!
Then there is the police “nark on a neighbour” idea, which at one time was attracting nearly 6,000 quasi-Stalinist denunciations daily!
I'm starting to feel sorry for Prof Neil Ferguson, now apparently being measured for his costume as the national scapegoat for the biggest mistake in 60 years. https://t.co/Shx1abGtKL. He was just one expert of many. They didn't *have* to choose his advice. The govt's fault.
John Buchan once wrote a book, one of his least famous, called The Island of Sheep. It was an adventure thriller set on an island full of (real) sheep. The sheep I am talking about here, though, are metaphorical sheep (aka some British people) and “the island of sheep” is Britain.
Look at the tweets below, from a woman who thinks of herself, looking at her Twitter profile and “pinned tweet”, as an independent thinker…
I'm enjoying being politically independent. My views and opinions haven't really changed much, they just don't seem to have a natural home anymore. So I will keep speaking out, protesting and debating. And I'll lend my vote to whoever makes sense at the time.
Dismayed by events at #HydePark, those people should now be quarantined for 14 days, but of course they won't. Police should seal the Park, not let them out, they have deliberately given themselves a high chance of infection. They're walking biological hazards.
She displays no real thought at all. The latest estimate was that 24 people a day in London, a city of about 9 million inhabitants, are being infected with the Chinese virus. That is 3 people out of every millionliving in London.
What we need is government to give clear instructions, and journalists to inform us about it. What we've got is so vague, journos are making suggestions. Chaos. https://t.co/687DvuCPQM
Very “Soviet”. Government decides, journalists then obediently transmit and explain the decision to the broad masses…
In fact, that is more or less what has happened up to now, but this shambolic government of fools, led by a part-Jew public entertainer who seems to live an unmeritedly charmed life (so far), is floundering, driven more by public relations than by “the science”, let alone common sense.
She shows herself, like so many on Twitter, and particularly the pseudo-socialist ones (this lady herself is in fact a supporter of Corbyn-style Labour), as almost begging to be told where to go and not go, what to do and not do. She is brainwashed by the “virus” scare to the nth degree. “Independent”? About as much as any marionette or automaton…
Actually, I should not spend too much time on this lady, though she is typical of so many on Twitter, but she is rather “the gift that keeps on giving”:
Finding the tweets on Lucozade really interesting. I remember it as a sports drink, but it seems older people remember it only when they were ill. It seems to be just another soft drink now. It was deliberately high in sugar, maybe that's why we have an obesity crisis.
As a child in the early to mid-1960s, I was only ever given Lucozade (the original one, in a large glass bottle with yellow cellophane wrapping) when unwell. It was thought to aid recovery and maybe it did, because it was indeed high in glucose. Where the tweeter above goes wrong is in saying that Lucozade caused obesity. Hardly. Most children only had about 2 bottles a year, if that!
I see people like that on Twitter daily, the ones who think of themselves as thinking people, often (as in her case) socialist or rather pseudo-socialist (well-meaning perhaps, so be it…). They make about 9 silly points for every 1 good point.
In relation to the part of that article dealing with the Jewish-Zionist influence in contemporary Ireland, it seems that the existence of even a few “embedded” Jew Zionists (embedded in the “Establishment” or local power structure) can ruin a country. Indeed, that may be the result of even one such “embedded” Jew, as with Barbara Lerner Spectre in Sweden: see below).
[note the typical disconnect between “smiling” and any reason to smile. As someone once put it, “the simulacrum of the human”. Like a faulty electrical connection].
Where to start? Firstly, “Labour” and the “Conservatives” are not “two sides” politically in any meaningful sense. Two faces of one lying whole. The BBC is pushing the whole multikulti agenda to the max. It lies to the British people time and again, it pushes and promotes every kind of decadence, and that is before we even consider its overpayment of its supposed “stars”. Why is the former footballer Gary Lineker paid something like £2M a year to shoot the breeze about his sport? Why are newsreaders paid hundreds of thousands of pounds per year? And so on.
I am in favour of “public service broadcasting”, but most of the time the BBC is not it…
The Mayor of London cannot distinguish reality from semblance
Trans women are women. Trans men are men. Non-binary people are non-binary. All gender identities are valid. #LGBTHistoryMonth
There was a time when Sadiq Khan was spoken of as a possible leader of the Labour Party and even as a potential Prime Minister. That was then. Since then, he has failed to prevent multikulti London becoming a crime-ridden ant-heap split between masses of downtrodden people and the few who buy Georgian houses, fortify them, then excavate vast 10-storey dystopia-cellars below ground. In Xanadu, did Kubla Khan a stately pleasure-dome decree…
As always, credit where due: at least Sadiq Khan, by retaining his Tooting seat in 2010, prevented the evil Mark Clarke from becoming an MP. Clarke himself now has no prospect of ever becoming an MP and has been sacked at least twice for being a sex-pest. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Clarke_(politician)
Well, what can one say? Doormatting for the Jew lobby, trying to curry favour with the wealthy or influential Jews (the rest are not of interest to her or Labour, because even en bloc they represent only 300,000 votes and most of them vote Conservative anyway). She also seems not particularly intelligent. And why quote the “IHRA definition” of “antisemitism” when it has been “adopted” by only about 15 countries out of nearly 200? Is that more doormatting?
Rebecca Long-Bailey may or may not become Labour leader (it seems unlikely) but whether she does or not, she will never be Prime Minister. I mean, just look at her…
Oh, God…look at this! She’s just a lunatic, or at least an unthinking “me too-er”:
I had no great interest in Rebecca Long-Bailey previously and knew little about her, but I see now what a very poor candidate she is. She is a walking, purse-lipped collection of politically-correct soundbites. How can she even in her wildest dreams see herself as a Prime Minister?!
Listening to Twitter clips of Rebecca Long-Bailey and her supporter Angela Rayner (candidate for Deputy Leader) on the Marr show, I really think that Labour must be on the way out, despite the fact that it had very considerable support among younger voters (under the age of 25, especially) at the 2019 General Election.
Long-Bailey disagrees with Corbyn: “I do not think it’s right to call Israel or the creation of Israel a racist endeavour; I think that’s antisemitic” https://t.co/roF3v42Hia
How does Rebecca Long-Bailey consider that Israel as a state is not a “racist endeavour”? It was founded by Jews for Jews! Yes, they do employ some others, mainly the Palestinian Arabs whose ancestors they defeated in their ethnic-cleansing war of 1948. Does that change the nature of the state? The whole enterprise is a Jew ethnostate! That is one reason (as well as a place to dump the Jews that Hitler wanted out of the Reich, out of Europe) why the Reich did not oppose its — then only potential— founding.
After the recent Irish General Election, many are trawling news from past decades…
Watched a new episode of Endeavour. Quite well-executed as always, but the “agenda”, as in other series such as Grantchester etc, becomes so very obvious that it is silly. Every second character is black, South Asian or gay. This in the Oxford of 1970! Even the tinker “gypsy” children who find one of the bodies near their caravans are playing football with a black boy; and the mother of a “racist” teenager who is stabbed later blames the “British Movement” and its Parliamentary candidate, so redeeming herself as a true multikulti convertee. All a bit too desperate…
Endeavour has also continued the Inspector Morse and Lewis tradition of a few subtle or not so subtle jests in each film. In this case, a Bangladeshi restaurant called The Jolly Rajah and an apartment building called Tiffin Court…
Even leaving the above gripes aside, the plot this time was nowhere near as good as in most if not all previous episodes.
Tomorrow and the day after people will read attacks in the papers against people, echoed by social media which will lead to depression and death. The same people who mourn #ripcarolineflack will join the press’s hounding of others.
A few things about which the former fireplace salesman and (briefly) Defence Secretary (now Education Secretary) might think, as he plays with his pet spider and formulates ludicrous plans to “take on” Russia with converted tractors sporting machine guns and Coca-Cola trucks made into missile launch vehicles…