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Diary Blog, 16 January 2023

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On this day a year ago

From the newspapers

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/us-news/twins-separated-birth-find-each-28960150?int_source=nba.

Amazing story.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11638389/Half-universities-peddle-woke-agenda-students.html.

UK universities need a chistka (purge).

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/shepherds-bush-pub-assault-james-stephenson-leg-broken-b1052834.html

Another example of how public services in the UK just do not work any more. The victim of a bad assault, a woman, had to lie under blankets outside a pub for 2 hours, waiting for an ambulance that never turned up. Eventually, she had to take an Uber minicab to hospital.

Adding insult to injury, the police, until pressed, did not bother to gather easily-available cctv evidence.

Finally, the defendant (finally caught after the police had been pressured to actually do their job) was let off with a suspended sentence (albeit with a stiff financial penalty by way of compensation for the victim).

There was reasonable mitigation, yes, but the crime was both violent and unpleasant in itself and, also, the victim was left with continuing —and quite possibly permanent— disabilities and pain caused directly or proximately by the actions of the defendant.

If this continues, UK society will become a jungle.

Jack Monroe

Those who follow the “Jack Monroe” saga have noticed that she never, or at least rarely, admits to having bought expensive items for herself out of the monies she has available to her from several sources; she always either “finds” them, remarkably, or buys them for a song (for a tenth or less of the normal price), or is “given” them by friends, boyfriends, girlfriends, or strangers, or has acquired them via “exchange” for unspecified “services“.

As for her having been “in full time work for the best part of 2 decades“, that seems unlikely, but is a question of definition.

“Two decades” brings us back to early 2003. At that time, “Jack Monroe was 14 years old. She left school at 16 (~2005), working in a chip shop and a Starbucks before joining the fire brigade in Essex in 2007 as a call handler. She left in 2011, and was thereafter, for ~18 months, “on the dole”.

“Jack Monroe” worked for her local newspaper in 2012-2013, and also blogged, after which she got a book deal worth, I read, £25,000, with Penguin: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Monroe.

So there we have 7-8 years of intermittent paid work, not quite the 10+ years she claims.

Since 2013, “Jack Monroe” has been (it seems) mostly or completely self-employed, as scribbler, blogger, TV talking head etc. To what extent that counts as “full-time work” is an open question; if yes, then the total is about 17 years; if not, about 7 or so, as said.

As previously noted, Jack Monroe both claims poverty, and so asks for the public to send her money, but also says sometimes that she was in poverty (while on State benefits for 1-2 years), but not now.

Since about 2013, “Jack Monroe” has been in receipt of monies from a number of sources: TV and radio appearances, Press interviews, about £100,000 royalties from her several books (most still in print, I think), deals with ASDA and other supermarkets, and substantial donations (eg from 634 —at time of writing— very misguided people sending her £3.50-£44 each, monthly, via Patreon),

It is claimed by some on Twitter that “Jack Monroe” is “downsizing” (as she puts it) not because she cannot afford the c.£4,000 a month rent and other expenses of her present home but because she is buying a new but possibly smaller home; some say paying the full price in cash. I have no idea whether that be so.

At what point do the 634 mugs still subsidizing her via Patreon start to think why they are still funnelling cash to this very unreliable “grifter” and fantasist, who has recently been in the Guardian laughing about how, when drunk or drugged, she would buy four large pieces of furniture in a few days “for a laugh” or some such.

Is all that is required, for “Jack Monroe” to receive donations from naive mugs, for her to snarl occasionally on Twitter about “cost of living” or “wicked Tories“? Even if they are (and no argument from me on that), how does that either seriously oppose “Conservative” policies or “help the poor“?

“Jack Monroe” has claimed to have been working on a measure of how “the poor” are disproportionately affected by inflation, something she calls (from one of the Discworld books of Terry Pratchett) the “Vimes Boots Index“, but it seems that that might be just another fantasy; in short, another lie.

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

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A truth unacknowledged by those born with a silver spoon…

(((Simon Harris))) has to live, after all (I suppose) (whoever he is).

May be useful to people; I do not know.

An ethnic minority carpetbagger in Government will be protected, as far as possible. Others, English, less connected, poorer, would face sterner measures. I recall a colleague at the Bar, in 2007, telling me about a Devonian fishing captain that he had defended, and who (along with his few crew) had decided to evade tax on profits of fish caught. The man was apparently a heroin addict. They all pleaded guilty, the crew got off with suspended sentences, but the captain received a sentence of, if I recall aright, two years’ imprisonment. The amount was tens of thousands (perhaps about £20,000), not the millions of the Zahawi case.

Historical revisionism

Ostalgie-musik

[Grenzpolizei DDR (East German border guards). Maybe we in the UK need something similar in order to stem the migration-invasion]

It often seems that the UK now has effectively no border security. Untermenschen from various countries invade our territory without difficulty, and when “intercepted” (ferried to the UK, or met at the beach), taken to a 3* or 4* hotel, thenceforth battening off the British people for the rest of their lives.

The very best that can be expected of 99% of the migrant-invaders is that they will be totally useless; more likely, most of them are criminal and even murderous.

Late tweets seen

No Western news agencies or TV stations seem interested in finding out how the Kiev regime is treating captured Russian soldiers.

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Diary Blog, 10 February 2022

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On this day a year ago

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-60305218

Cruel and disgusting individuals

A primary school worker and her boyfriend encouraged a two-year-old to kill badgers and foxes during a barbaric family day out, a court heard.

Paris Jade Carding, 28, of Fawley Grove, Wythenshawe, appeared in 32 video clips showing ‘shocking and horrendous’ incidents of animal cruelty.”

Her boyfriend, Grant Leigh Jnr, 30, of the same address, was also found guilty, reports Manchester Evening News.

Inquiries revealed she had been joined on the barbaric family expedition by her boyfriend and his ex-huntsman father, Grant Leigh Snr, 52, of Marler Road in Hyde, Tameside.”

[Daily Mirror/Manchester Evening News].

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/cruel-school-worker-boyfriend-made-26186590;

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/bash-it-bash-it-cruel-23036166.

Will they even be imprisoned? I hope so.

I believe that a 6-month maximum still applies unless the dogs were injured (which raises the maximum to 5 years, the crimes having happened before 2021).

I would not be surprised if the bitch featured in the report gets off lightly because of the mere fact that she has children (who may well grow up to be as bad as the rest of the “family”).

The courts cannot at present punish this sort of depraved and scarcely-human trash with sufficient severity. The prospect of being sentenced soon does not seem to have wiped the smirk off the evil woman defendant’s face…

I think that the newspaper should have published the exact addresses of the defendants in this case.

The above-reported-on is a very nasty series of crimes despite the fact that the government itself, in the past decade, has wrongfully killed untold thousands of badgers in order to placate the farming lobby.

Absurd leniency in sentencing

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10494577/Neighbour-44-harassed-grandmother-putting-washing-machine-constant-spin-cycle.html#comments

I am not at all a “flogger and hanger” but the misplaced leniency shown in that report is just a bad joke. Where is the justice for the victim? I bet that someone who, for example, said something mildly “anti-Semitic”, would get a far heavier sentence (which, after all, would hardly be difficult).

Incidentally, the Daily Mail really ought to employ competent sub-editors, or at least a few literate reporters (I note that the semi-literate scribbler who penned the above report is one “Danyal Hussain”, which may explain the poor English).

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Without his unmerited titles and monies, “Prince” Harry would be merely a mildly mentally-disturbed nobody. He has nothing useful to say (let alone to do). Shut up.

If Liz Truss is trying to reprise Anna Karenina (at least in terms of her outfit), then she should re-read the end of the book. Choo choo!

System political puppet-show polling

Other pollsters are broadly in the same area at present, with a slight decrease in the Labour lead over the past couple of weeks.

It is fairly clear to me that, if the misnamed Conservative Party can ditch “Boris”, and if they can then find someone not immediately obviously an idiot to replace him, the two main System parties will be near parity before very long; that suits Con rather than Lab in terms of potential Westminster seats.

Recent local council by-elections continue to show a decrease in the Labour vote-share (with a few exceptions) even where Labour has won the seat in question.

The British (especially English) dilemma remains: if, as voter, you dislike, distrust or despise both main System parties, where do you go? What can you do?

My own political stance is rather different, both in terms of orientation and strategy. I cannot see a way forward as things stand. There has to be a breakdown of both the political system and the economy before a real social-national movement can arise.

Hard to see where Starmer-Labour has any edge over the Cons. Its policies remain similar to those of the Cons, and apart from a sluggish feel to Lab under Starmer, there is the perception, surely correct, that Labour has become a would-be technocratic or “managerial” “we can run workhouses better” party, which I would suggest is not immediately attractive to most voters.

Looking at the near-meltdown of the “Conservatives” (Liz Truss as Foreign Secretary! Nadine Dorries actually in Cabinet! etc) in recent months —indeed, over the past 2 years—, it is amazing that Labour and Starmer are not higher in the polls than they are.

Were a new Con Party leader to come in and sweep away the Truss, Dorries, Priti Patel (etc) detritus, Labour would be dead in the water (again). Corbyn was “Marmite” to many, but Labour was doing better under Corbyn in real elections than it has done under Starmer, so far at least.

Starmer’s trump card, he thinks, is managerial efficiency, and that is certainly the Cons’ weak suit, but Starmer and Labour may find that that is not quite enough. Also, I should imagine that the voters, even if unaware of the Labour Friends of Israel aspect, look at Rachel Reeves, Yvette Cooper etc, and see (rightly, in my estimation) would-be tyrants, full of political correctness and hatred for free speech.

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Little Matt Hancock, once “health tsar”, now totally washed-up and irrelevant, wishes the Prince of Wales “recovery” from an “illness” of which said notable would be completely unaware were it not for a “test”!

This whole “Covid” thing, whether you call it “panicdemic”, “scamdemic” or whatever, has just become utterly ludicrous. I think that the public perception of that (albeit that it took the public 2 years to wake up to it) is behind the swift abandonment of restrictions such as the facemask nonsense.

“Boris” may be an idiot, but he has a general cunning re. the public mood. He needs a boost, and getting rid of the restrictions will give him one, even if not as much of a boost as he needs.

Incidentally, I went to Waitrose about 5 days ago. Not very crowded (early evening). As I entered the store, I saw a number of people, all at least 80, all wearing facemasks. About 6-8 of them. My heart sank that the sheep had still not awoken from the brainwashing. However, on going further into Waitrose, I saw that almost all the remaining shoppers (of all ages) were not still wearing the useless bits of cloth or plastic. Thank God for that.

Jacinda Ardern, like Justin Trudeau, will not be removed by petitions, peaceful demonstrations, or even election voting.

Russia must take Eastern Ukraine, Kiev, and the Black Sea littoral soon, or lose the golden moment. Waiting a few weeks might or might not be OK. Waiting a year would be disastrous. The New World Order will by then have built up Ukraine into, if not a NATO state (NATO rules disallow a country to join if its territory is partly-occupied), then a quasi-NATO ZOG puppet state.

A lot depends on weather, as with Barbarossa in 1941. If the mud gets worse, it might impede even the armoured vehicles of 2022, and the mud will not go until the late spring, or summer.

Everything favours the Russian forces…so far. Russia’s air power is overwhelming, its armour also very strong. Russia also has superiority in the numbers, equipment, and training of its ground troops.

A simultaneous seizure of the whole east of Ukraine, of Odessa (with Black Sea coast and the littoral stretching a few miles beyond that coast), and of Kiev, would mean that all major cities of Ukraine except Lvov would be in Russian hands. The capture of Kiev would decapitate the regime of the Jewish clown now posing as President, and there would be no immediate need to seize the half to two-thirds of Ukraine west of the Dnieper and inland.

Admittedly, that might leave considerable anti-Russia forces in the west of Ukraine, and a rump government based on Lvov. However, that rump government would have few sources of funding, be unable to import or export by sea, and would have limited credibility. Russian air power would be able to eliminate any large concentrations of armour left, and the air force of Ukraine is very weak; it would probably by then have more or less ceased to exist.

It is tragic that two peoples closely bound together for so long (over a thousand years) should battle in this way, but Russia has little choice now. For the sake of the whole civilian population of Ukraine, it must strike both swiftly and overwhelmingly. A Blitzkrieg for the sake of mercy, if you like.

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[Mother Russia monument, Volgograd]

More about Ukraine etc

While driving, I listened to BBC Radio 4 PM (old and bad habits die hard). Liz Truss in Moscow. Bloody hell! What an embarrassment this whole Cabinet is! The presenter said that Liz Truss was “talking tough” to the Russians… Talk about a hollow threat! Little Liz Truss, “talking tough” but with literally nothing to back her up.

The British Army, supposedly about 70,000 strong, but (if what I read is correct) with only about 11,000 active front-line troops altogether. Around Ukraine alone, Russia is said to have massed over 100,000.

It would have been better for Liz Truss to have said nothing than to have uttered, as she did, scarcely-veiled threats, when the Russians know that she has nothing in her arsenal with which to speak louder.

Talking about useless people, I also heard Cressida Dick yapping about how she is going to root out police personnel engaged in “racist, homophobic or misogynistic” language. How about the police actually doing their main job instead of doing the bidding of malicious Jew-Zionist agitators such as those in the tiny group of troublemakers called “Campaign Against Anti-Semitism”?

The CAA specializes in making malicious and often completely false allegations. I have had several made against me in the past decade, most recently only last year: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2022/01/15/diary-blog-15-january-2022-including-an-outline-of-the-failure-of-the-latest-jew-zionist-attempt-to-prosecute-me/.

[Cressida Dick, Commissioner of Metropolitan Police, talking at New Scotland Yard with Gideon Falter, “Chief Executive” of the tiny “Campaign Against Antisemitism” group]

The police seem all too ready to play the role of “poundland KGB”. There have been thousands of recent examples of police exceeding their powers, and going well beyond what the law actually says (repressive as it anyway now is). There again, Cressida Dick is a Common Purpose drone, and their arrogant motto is “leading beyond authority“, a major reason why idiots like Mizz Dick have been promoted beyond their competence, and why public administration is now beginning to break down.

Meanwhile, I notice that, in Winchester, a statue has now been unveiled to honour a mediaeval Jewish moneylender woman! Comment is superfluous…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Licoricia_of_Winchester

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It can only be a matter of time before Odessa is taken.

Raus!

So Lavrov, Foreign Minister of a country 72x the size of the UK, with several times the population, and armed forces about 20x as numerous and powerful, got bored listening to the shrill grandstanding of Liz Truss, who carries no weight whatsoever, either militarily, politically, or intellectually. For the UK, this is embarrassingly poor.

As I said, Liz Truss is just an embarrassment, like “Boris”-idiot…

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Diary Blog, 31 October 2021

Predictable indeed…

…and the msm are still puffing the teenage Swedish autistic, someone with no education to speak of, no scientific background, no real popular support. Yet there she sits, on the Marr show, pontificating and demanding. A puppet on a stick.

See also: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/09/29/greta-thunberg-system-approved-wunderkind/; and https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/10/09/extinction-rebellion-greta-thunberg-cressida-dick-and-the-madness-of-protesting-crowds/; and https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/08/16/the-extinction-rebellion-levellers/.

Yet again…

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/woman-blew-kisses-after-glassing-25334594

Once again, a vicious attacker, who had no reason to attack the victim, who was not even known to her, and with whom she had had not even casual conversation or interaction, is let off with a suspended sentence.

Read the report. The victim? 10 external stitches above the eye, 4 internal stitches. Blood everywhere. Pain and suffering. A permanent facial scar. Social anxiety flowing from the attack.

This is part of a pattern in the UK now. Vicious attacks, not infrequently (as here) carried out by a woman, often fuelled by booze or drugs (in this case, both), and/or with a defendant (often, and as in this case) basically crying in court and blaming “mental issues” and/or drink/drug problems for her disgusting crime.

The other part of said pattern is the undue leniency shown by judges, especially the part-time ones (such as the Recorder in this case).

GBH “with intent”, aka “s.18 GBH”, carries a maximum life sentence, and it trivializes the charge to sentence the woman here (who both pleaded guilty and accepted that her victim was, in the words of the Recorder, “entirely innocent” of any wrongdoing) to a suspended sentence.

I am not a “hang and flog” type of person, but I would have sentenced the defendant to at least a year in prison. Jez Turner of the London Forum got a year merely for urging, in a speech, that Jews be removed from the UK, while persecuted satirist and singer, Alison Chabloz, got months in prison for offending the delicate sensibilities of Zionist Jews and/or “holocaust” fraudsters via podcast discussions, cartoons and songs.

My own last real criminal case at the Bar (I mean real crime, not South West Water or Balfour Beatty failing to comply with regulation), was in a Crown Court in London in 1994, and that was also a “s.18” GBH with intent trial. My defendant had been involved in a fight with an aggressive attacker. He had thrown boiling oil over him, then stabbed him twice.

As to what sentence my lay client got (for what was almost a murder, the knife having come very close to penetrating the heart of the victim), there never was one; I managed to secure an acquittal on the ground of self-defence. He probably would have received about 5 years imprisonment from what was a very fierce old judge.

If judges (as sometimes seems now to be the case) keep letting violent criminals off lightly, especially when the defendant is a woman, society slides further down the slope to lawless anarchy.

…and none dare call it conspiracy…

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10148151/White-civil-servants-told-confront-privilege-woke-reading-list.html

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More facemask nonsense (for the serving staff…). A puppet show.

Prince Charles

The heir to the British throne (if it still exists by that time), who may indeed sit on that throne for a few years in the near-to-medium future, has said at the absurd Glasgow climate jamboree that the world is in the “last chance saloon“. Well, no-one has ever accused his family or dynastic line of either intellectuality or originality…

As a matter of fact, I think that it is just on 12 years since Charles claimed that the world had 100 months (i.e. until 2017/2018) to “act” until climate change became “irreversible”: https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2009/mar/08/prince-charles-monarchy; https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2009/dec/18/copenhagen-deal. Then the world yawned and Charles extended the royal deadline…https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jul/28/prince-charles-extends-climate-doomsday-deadline/.

Now here is Charles again, flying around by helicopter, and preaching to those below that they must give up almost everything that makes life worth living.

Meanwhile, the white European peoples of the Earth are being invaded by hordes of the rapidly-proliferating blacks and browns. The Earth’s population has an ever-smaller proportion of white Northern Europeans. That, particularly the ever-higher proportion of non-Europeans in the world, consuming more and more of the world’s resource, represent the greatest danger humanity faces. See also https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/01/26/the-tide-is-coming-in-reflections-on-the-possible-end-of-our-present-civilization-and-what-might-follow/.

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Interesting. It is worth reading the whole thread.

The “benefits” point is all but irrelevant; I do not want vast foreign-origined populations in the UK, whether they work or not. The proper point arising from the above pictures is that they show to what extent London, and much of the rest of England (Britain, but mainly England) has been totally swamped.

However, at the very same time, in 1917, the corrupted politicos in Westminster were already giving Palestine away to World Jewry, via the Balfour Declaration [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balfour_Declaration]. Beersheba is now an Israeli town [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beersheba].

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Sentencing As Virtue-Signalling

I do not often blog about criminal court cases, but this one caught my eye.

https://www.itv.com/news/2019-05-16/sad-man-jailed-for-daubing-racist-graffiti-on-african-familys-door/

On the face of it, a clear case, with no doubt about the immediately-relevant facts. The defendant admitted to the crime and was sentenced to a year in prison. There are some nuances, however.

Obviously, criminal damage cannot be tolerated, and it is certainly not very nice and certainly not very polite to daub words on the door of a neighbouring dwelling; but to my mind the sentence was harsh.

The defendant was sentenced to a year in prison and will therefore be released in 6 months’ time, possibly earlier. The chances are that he will lose his local authority home. I have no idea what possessions or companion animals he may have, but unless he has friends or family somewhere to look after them, they too will be lost. He will come out of prison with nowhere to go, and may not be rehoused if some local penpusher decrees that he made himself homeless by his own actions.

That is part of the background. Then we have the point that the defendant had no previous convictions save for a silly one, 27 years previously, involving a “sick-note”.

In view of the fact that the local authority would probably take the crime to be a breach of lease terms or conditions, and so would take away the defendant’s home anyway, would it not have been more just simply to have given this defendant a suspended sentence?

This looks like kicking a man when he is down. At the same time, we see the courts daily giving thugs, thieves etc non-sentences. Of course, this was a “racial” crime…the courts have obviously been told to treat any offence having a “racial” element more seriously (harshly), in an attempt to keep the doomed multikulti society from falling to pieces.

I noticed, also, that the victims were from the Congo. Again, I do not know the full facts, but it is odds-on that what we have here are either “refugees” or economic migrants who have left Africa in order to settle in the UK. Odds-on, again, that the British people (including the defendant) are paying for the victims to live here and breed.

The case above reminds me of one about 25 years ago in Hammersmith, in which a man was driven half-mad by the incessant noise of blacks and their “music”, parties etc in the flat above his dwelling; so much so that he burned them out, killing several. He got a sentence, I think, of about 10 years for manslaughter and arson. Again, the act can scarcely be “justified”, perhaps, but it can be understood. Legally, provocation does not exist and provides no defence in such a case. In real-life terms, though, I think that many will feel a little sorry for such a defendant.

There is a further point: the defendant in the immediate case in question felt the need to say that he is not “racist” (perhaps after consultation with solicitors or Counsel). So even he himself felt the need to “virtue-signal”! If he or his advisers thought that a display of “contrition” and “I’m not racist” protesting would mitigate the sentence, they seem to have been mistaken.

There is also the point that, as hundreds of thousands of blacks and browns etc flood into the UK every year, and as politicians bleat about the “need” to destroy what is left of the countryside in order to build little boxes for migrants on agricultural land and forested land, very many fully-entitled British people are homeless (after today’s sentence, add another one, 6 months down the line).

I am at present also preparing a blog post about Peter Hitchens, who thinks that the UK is doomed in terms of its present society. I suppose that most of us hope that he is wrong. I also suppose that he is probably right.