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Diary Blog, 25 September 2020, including thoughts about the SNP and about the encroaching police state in the UK generally

An important article on liberty in the West

https://thecritic.co.uk/issues/october-2020/democracy-muzzled/

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So far, the msm is promoting Indian “clever boy” Rishi Sunak for his largesse with public funds and his schemes to somehow keep large parts of the poisoned economy alive. In fact, it is telling that several Conservative Party MPs have coyly implied that Sunak would be better at being PM than irrelevant poseur Boris-idiot.

“Boris” is like a faded entertainer whose jokes are now falling flat and who, having been a major draw, is reduced to treading the boards in the provinces. While Sunak was expounding his rather underwhelming ideas and new policies in the Commons, “Boris” was inspecting police recruits at some place in East Anglia.

Not so sure about the “great“, but the article in question is important at this time, and Hitchens himself is at least willing to see what is happening, as many in the msm either turn a blind eye or fall in behind the System.

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The SNP is a phenomenon. A faux-“nationalist” party which has succeeded in gaining power not because of its own merits but because there was nothing much opposing it.

The SNP [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scottish_National_Party] was founded in 1934, but only had its first MP elected in 1967. It increased representation to 7, then 11, in the febrile political conditions of 1974 (also the time when North Sea Oil https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Sea_oil came to the forefront of public attention). [it’s different now: the cost of production is higher than the price of the oil produced in 2020].

The Scottish public was sold the idea that much of Britain’s North Sea oil was really Scotland’s North Sea oil…a doubtful (though not completely implausible) proposition, looking at the geography and the Law of the Sea as it applies to Exclusive Economic Zones [EEZs]:

The Scottish seats at Westminster then numbered 71, later increased to 72 but reduced from 2005 to 59. The SNP’s 11 MPs in 1974 remained the high-water mark until the SNP’s huge breakthrough in 2015, when the SNP under Nicola Sturgeon suddenly had 56 out of those 59. In 2010, the SNP had had elected only 6 MPs.

After decline to 35 MPs in 2017, the SNP (as I predicted) surged again to 48 MPs in 2019.

In fact, the apparent landslide does not reflect the views of the public very well. FPTP voting distortion. Even in 2015, when the SNP got 56 out of 59 Westminster seats, its vote-share was no more than 50%. In 2019, that was only 45%, yet the SNP has 48 out of 59 seats.

The SNP rose up for several reasons. Firstly because “it was there”; it existed. People cannot vote for a party that does not exist.

Secondly, the Scottish Labour Party, so long dominant, collapsed after years of complacency and corruption. The name that comes to mind is that of Jim Murphy, a complete System puppet. He got his first “real job”(sort-of…working for Scottish Labour!) at the age of 30! He had been a student for 12-13 years without even managing to get a degree!

Jim Murphy [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Murphy#Post-parliament_career] hit all the buttons: a doormat for the Jewish lobby [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Murphy#Post-parliament_career]; an expenses cheat and freeloader [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Murphy#Expenses], who claimed over £1M from 2001-2010; a rubberstamp for Blair and Brown. Murphy later (from 2016) became a salaried “gopher” for Tony Blair and still seems to be one.

The Murphy fiasco was symptomatic of a party totally out of touch. It had thrown away “socialism” in stages after 1990; by the time Murphy became leader in 2014, Scottish Labour stood for almost nothing but the Union with England, as well as a continuation of a failed society and economy.

Murphy was followed by Kezia Dugdale [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kezia_Dugdale], another one who, like Murphy, had never had an outside job. Generally useless.

Scottish Labour has had three more leaders since 2015, none of which has troubled national attention.

Scottish Labour (until 1994 simply part of the —UK— Labour Party) had been first-placed in Scotland in all general elections from 1922. The party was only placed second in 2015, third in 2017 and fourth in 2019. A stunning collapse. The popular vote share fell from 42% in 2010 to 18.6% in 2019. 41 MPs out of 59 in 2010, 1 MP in 2015, briefly 7 MPs in 2017, only to fall back to 1 MP in 2019.

It might be objected that Scottish Labour can still come back. I cannot see how. Recent surveys indicate that, as with Conservative Party support in England, Scottish Labour Party voters are mostly elderly people. A diminishing asset.

In the Scottish Parliament too, Scottish Labour has steadily declined, from 56 seats out of 129 in 1999 to 24 in 2016. The SNP currently has 63 MSPs.

What about the other Scottish parties? The Scottish LibDems now have 4 Westminster MPs out of 59 (11 in 2019, and 1 in 2015); in the Scottish Parliament, another steady decline, 17 out of 129 in 1999, 5 out of 129 now (2016 election).

The Scottish Conservatives declined steadily from 1955 to 1997 (no MPs at all were elected in 1997, and the party then had only one until 2017, when 13 were elected); presently, the Conservatives hold 6 Westminster seats out of 59. The Scottish Conservatives have increased their Holyrood representation: 18 MSPs in 1999, 15 in 2011, but 31 out of 129 in 2016.

The pattern is clear overall. The SNP came up in the 2010-2015 period because the other main parties were seen as declining entities with little to offer. The SNP may now be a fake “nationalist” elected dictatorship North of the Border, and rather incompetent to boot, but there is no obvious sign of challenge as far as Westminster elections are concerned.

In England, we see that Labour has floundered, that the Conservative Party is disastrous (too) and “won” in 2019 by default, with the LibDems on their last legs, but what does not exist in England (or Wales) is any semblance of a new or insurgent and upcoming party.

In Wales, Plaid Cymru is hampered not only because it is not really “nationalist”, but because Wales would be a very very poor little land had it to pay for itself as an “independent” state. Indeed, there is every chance that the Welsh economy will submerge further in 2020 and 2021.

In England proper, there is no real social-national party at all. If one were to exist, the next few years, as the economy crashes, as Brexit is mishandled and ruined, and as mass immigration continues, could be the years of triumph.

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In fact, others did speak out, but they were, like me, not msm-approved scribblers and talking heads. I do not even have a Twitter account (a pack of Jews had Twitter expel me in 2018).

Good point. In fact, look at the societies or states in the world that are effectively all black: Liberia; Sierra Leone; Haiti, Congo, Nigeria (etc). Not places where many white (or black) people would want to live. Indeed, compare the two sides of the island of Hispaniola: on the one side, the Dominican Republic, a black/mixed/mestizo and white state; then look at Haiti, an almost entirely black state…https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hispaniola#Ethnic_composition; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hispaniola; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominican_Republic; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haiti

Generally speaking, the higher the proportion of European or European-ancestry people that exists in any given country, the better, overall, that country is.

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Robert Jenrick

That corrupt little pissant, Robert Jenrick, is in the news again, and as before for the wrong reasons:

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Oh, what a surprise. Not. I have been raging against Boris-idiot for about 10 or more years, on Twitter since 2011 and in this blog since late 2016. My influence as yet is small, and it has felt at times like a hopeless struggle against the msm talking heads and scribblers, who have been pushing this completely unfitted vanity machine for about two decades. In fact, the unmerited “triumph” of “Boris” shows how powerful msm propaganda is when it comes to “the moronic masses”…(cf. facemasks and “Coronavirus” fear propaganda in general).

Talking of “the moronic masses”…here we have a British population which, faced with an epidemic that, in the UK, has killed about 1 in 2,000 of the population (and worldwide, about 1 in 8,000), has allowed itself to be scared to death. The majority, or at least about half, of the population seem to want to be locked in their homes, forced to wear facemask muzzles, prevented from going out or going anywhere much, so long as the State funnels some more money their way. As Shakespeare might say, “ay, there’s the rub“, for that money is, ultimately, the resource available by reason of a functioning economy.

No economy = no money. Not immediately. The Government can borrow, and is borrowing. At present, at advantageous rates. Borrowing to invest in people and projects is often good as a policy; to borrow merely to sustain a failing range of industries and companies, or to pay people’s bills, is not a good policy, and will be disastrous in the end.

Ha ha! Fanatical UK-based Jews think that they can hound their critics worldwide! In most countries, the repressive laws of the UK are not replicated, and in some (eg USA) there are safeguards for free speech.

The “Campaign Against Antisemitism” has been making malicious allegations to Twitter, Facebook, professional bodies and police for years: https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2017/07/13/when-i-was-a-victim-of-a-malicious-zionist-complaint/

Most of their contrived attempts to use the UK police as puppets have failed.

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