I agree, for once, with Janet Street-Porter. The whole thing has been overdone. Instead of a quiet, dignified series of events, a mass circus in which good taste and real respect has been —partly at least— left behind.
Tweets seen today
At last the Russian high command is starting to think truly tactically, meaning in this case obliquely.
It will be recalled that the Iraqi Army flooded large areas at one time, in the 1980s and later, both when fighting Iran and when fighting the “Allied forces” (USA, mainly).
I made that point a few days ago on the blog, citing the dictum of Clausewitz about how the ratio “moral” or morale vis a vis the “material” is 3:1.
We tend to forget that, though the southeastern part of Ukraine is a war zone, that does not mean that all areas suffer continuous fighting. Far from it. The Ukraine is about 3x the size of the UK, and nearly 5x the size of England. The southeastern parts known as the Donbass or Don Basin (Donetsk and Lugansk regions) are, together, about half the size of England.
“...a new recession, heralded by galloping inflation – the real thief in the night for working-class people, has caught the government off guard, with a new PM who has everything to prove, having been elected by a small number of Conservative members.”
[Rafael de Miguel, in El Pais]
“The risk is always that the UK ends up not as Global Britain but Little England. This, too, would have been a nightmare for the Queen.”
[Antonello Guerrera, La Repubblica]
Pound sliding, inflation stoking, and recession likely
Still think that closing down the economy for almost 2 years (because a virus was supposedly killing one out of every thousand people, mostly aged and/or with serious pre-existing health problems), and while doling out “free” money to individuals and companies via “furlough” payments, grants, “loans” etc, was a good policy? Think again.
A delusionary time, but what happens once the funeral of the late Queen has been held?
The death of the late Queen, and the consequent ritual arrangements and spectacles, is occupying the msm in the UK to an almost (?) unprecedented extent.
It may be that the Diana death hysteria of 1997, about which I have heard, and the Silver Jubilee of 1977, were similar; I cannot say, having been out of the UK when those two events occurred. In 1977, I was in Rhodesia, and in 1997 I was in Kazakhstan.
In fact, I only heard of the Diana incident 2-3 days after it happened, when I attended a regular Monday morning meeting at my office in Almaty, the then capital.
The British Embassy opened a book of condolence, and I was told by one of my Embassy contacts that, out of all the ~70 British residents (in the city) of which the Embassy was aware, I was the only one who had not signed (though not because I was hostile to Diana, but because of simple lack of interest).
My non-signing may have also been noted because, about 10 months previously, I had attended by invitation a royal reception at the Ambassador’s official Residence, where I had met and briefly chatted to Prince Charles, as he then was. Also, because I was at the Embassy quite often, at least a couple of times per week.
I have blogged in the past about how, on my return to London a few weeks later, friends told me about the collective psychosis (?) that had descended (on London at least), with pubs full of blubbing drinkers etc.
I am now thinking ahead to the day, or perhaps two or three days after the funeral of the late Queen (next Monday, 19 September 2022). What then?
We as a nation (insofar as Britain still is a nation) face huge economic problems, as well as ingrained social problems. The cloud of illusion all too obvious this week on TV, in the Press etc will blow away, and the country may come down to Earth with a very hard jolt.
The sentiment around the enormous queues going to see the late Queen’s coffin etc is somewhat illusory. The hundreds of thousands of people shuffling toward Westminster, or lining the Mall, are still only about 1% of the whole UK population. The vast majority, almost all in fact, seem to be English/British, i.e. white, and most (that I have seen in photos, on TV etc), are middle-aged or elderly.
This will all look very different in six months’ time.
Late tweets seen
“It is not the function of the police to patrol our minds“.
Looking at the replies to the above tweet by unthinking and/or brainwashed persons supporting the Kiev-regime, one realizes how the two world wars started, meaning from the standpoint of public opinion.
The anti-Russia tweeters, many cheerleading for actual war with Russia, seem to be oblivious to what nuclear war would mean for them, for their families and companion animals, for their homes, their neighbourhoods, for their whole way of life (assuming that they themselves even survive).
Reading those stupid tweets, for me the clock or countdown to the destruction of our whole society in Europe (in Russia and the USA as well) just ticked on by a couple of minutes and is not far from striking the hour.
Having seen the supine populations of Europe, North America, Australasia comply with the perhaps-deliberately absurd demands of 2020-2021 —facemask nonsense, “rule of six” in the UK, “lockdown” (shutdown) etc—, and seeing how only a minority seem to understand that the present downturn is mainly because of the shutdown of economic activity 2020-2021, I am not optimistic. However, hunger and desperation may sharpen perceptions and lead to real upsurges.
That “@jimmysecuk” tweeter used to gossip with (other?) malicious Jews about me, when I still had a Twitter “account”, that is until a pack of Zionist Jews conspired to have me “suspended” (expelled) in 2018. Formerly connected (a student?) with Exeter University.
If I recall aright, “jimmysecuk” used to be quite plainly very pro-Israel on Twitter.
“@jimmysecuk” claimed, in recent years, to be a journalist, though there seems to be no evidence of that (always uses the pseudonym, and I have seen no published matter with that byline), and now claims to be “Kyiv [Kiev] -based independent foreign policy/security analyst“. What organization, newspaper etc actually uses whatever he may produce? Or is that a kind of hobby, funded by a private income? I have no idea.
In that event, further escalation will be almost inevitable. This is not 1942. Russia has weapons that it has not yet used and which, at peak, could actually reduce the entire Ukraine to an irradiated wasteland, which would, obviously, be a terrible thing for Europe and for the whole world as well as for Ukraine and, indeed, Russia itself.
Had the Russian General Staff and GRU not been criminally negligent, the invasion of Ukraine (certainly Ukraine east of the Dnieper, and also including both Kiev and Odessa) could have been accomplished swiftly, and with minimal loss of life.
The whole campaign has been both “bitty” and sluggish. The lack of a firm directing hand has been evident throughout.
Compare that to the Red Army and Stavka, under Stalin’s dictatorship, during the 1942-1945 period.
This could rapidly become an existential crisis not only for Putin and his regime but for the Russian state itself. Russia has to regain the initiative, or be defeated in the field.
Russian upheavals and revolutions have usually followed military defeat, as seen in, inter alia, 1905 and 1917.
My feeling is that sometimes monarchy is the best system (for a particular country, at a particular time in history), whether “constitutional” or “absolute”.
At other times, monarchy is not the best system, but the alternative is not simply “a republic” because that designation covers everything from utter despotism to a system such as that pertaining in Switzerland.
As to the new King Charles III himself, and as readers of this blog may have read, I met him once, briefly, at a reception overseas, and we exchanged a few polite words.
My view, based on that but also and mainly on what I have heard and read over half a century or so: well-meaning, somewhat but not highly educated, self-absorbed and possibly peevish at times, someone with firm but not always nuanced views.
Example of that last, his views on architecture, which tend to the pastiche and simplistic, as seen both in his Poundbury development and in his support for slightly eclectic neo-classicism (as with Quinlan Terry). Not “wrong”, but just slightly trivial and derivative, in my view.
Monarchy in the UK has changed out of all recognition over the last few centuries. While the late Queen was alive, I was willing to accept constitutional monarchy. Less so now, and not at all once the present King is succeeded by one of his children or any other.
I managed it without difficulty, though I know that my lung capacity must be a fraction of what it was 20-40 years ago when I could —and did— swim a mile, or a couple of miles, every couple of days, and had been known to swim several miles of open sea and then haul myself up several feet onto the deck of a motor yacht (without a ladder— very awkward and slippery, but it had to be done).
The Black and White Minstrel Show and similar is “cultural appropriation”, apparently (despite the fact that “blacking up” was invented by non-blacks), but black actors and actresses can play white people from history, such as (absurdly) Ann Boleyn!
Will no-one rid me of this troublesome clown (Johnson)?
Peter Hitchens sees (surely correctly) the incompetence of governments, but fails to see the interpenetrating conspiracy (or “consensus” if you prefer) within and behind governments: Bilderberg, WEF, the Coudenhove Kalergi Plan, the “Great Reset”, the “Great Replacement”, “ZOG”, “NWO”, etc…
26 November 2020
I happened to see a trailer for a game show called Pointless Celebrities. The main “pointless celebrity” shown? Owen Jones! Ha ha! Am punkt! I presume that that episode was from some years ago. Does Owen Jones still count as a “celebrity”? Maybe; after all, I have no idea who most of the contemporary “celebrities” even are.
She may have got a prize worth a couple of thousand pounds, but now has to pay over £60,000 in costs, as well as (presumably) her own; also, to add to the merriment, the Guardian is sacking staff and reducing pay, so the future looks bleak for its scribblers.
Foreign aid is a rotten borough, just as quite a lot of the charity sector is a rotten borough. As many have said, the beneficiaries of foreign aid, often, are those who work in the sector (especially the “senior” bods), corrupt officials and politicians in the receiving country, and large Western companies, law firms etc. I saw some of that myself in respect of the former Soviet Union in the 1990s.
Charities are similar. Look at organizations such as Oxfam and Save the Children. I think that the latter was where Brendan Cox, the sex pest husband of assassinated MP Jo Cox was second in command, and had a salary of something like £200,000 a year. Someone with virtually no credible academic or other background. I seem to recall that the CEO was paid even more, around £400,000 a year. Is this what people in the UK, often poor, give their pennies for? I think not. Also, much UK government money is funnelled through such bloated organizations.
Just last week, I saw that the head of Barnardo’s, a non-white now, has launched a basically anti-British crusade against “racism” etc, using Barnardo’s funds. People do not give their pennies or leave legacy monies so that it can be wasted on trash of that sort.
Anything given to foreign aid etc via government, charities etc, is likely to be wasted. When I spent a few months in Egypt in 1998, a month of that was in the Berber oasis of Siwa: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siwa_Oasis
I often saw bags of flour on sale in the market, which bags and sacks were marked with the English words “A gift from the Danish people“! I do not imagine that Siwa received such food as aid; it is a rather prosperous place by Egyptian standards. The sacks may have come from beyond the Sahara, from Chad or elsewhere.
The Rishi Sunak statement etc
I start from the premise that the lockdown/shutdown was unnecessary, as is the facemask nonsense etc. It has done tremendous damage to the UK. Not “the virus”, but Government measures in reaction.
Having said that, “we are where we are”, in the irritating and smug phrase so beloved of “our” politicians.
Huge monies have been spent and largely wasted this year. The only saving grace is that, interest rates being very low internationally, the UK can borrow at almost no cost. That should be done to a even greater extent than at present, while the chance is there.
The devil, though, is in the detail. The monies borrowed must be used as investment for the future: well thought-out infrastructure spending, meaning railways and roads (but not without thought), as well as proper urban planning, and upgrading of the population, including radical reform of the entire educational structure.
I cannot see the point in immediate tax rises or spending cuts, both of which tend to have a depressive effect on economic resurgence.
The first thing to do, though, is to end the “lockdown” nonsense, the “tiers” of shutdown nonsense, the facemask nonsense etc. Without opening up the country again, any other measures to stimulate the economy will be a complete waste of time and effort.
More tweets seen
A Government of clowns headed by a part-Jew public entertainer whose jokes are now falling flat. What could go wrong?
Do I blame “Boris”? Yes, but not entirely. I also blame the MPs (both fake “Conservative” Party and equally-fake “Labour” Party). I also blame the 90,000 or so Conservative Party pensioners (almost all were pensioners) who decided to vote for “Boris” as Conservative Party leader last year. I also blame the mass media, who have pandered to the am-dram sub-Churchillian fantasies of Boris-idiot for 20 years, puffing him to the public as a “Prime Minister in Waiting”, despite his blatantly obvious unfitness.
Finally, I also blame the great but often sadly moronic British public, who have preferred, for decades, to worry about the latest news re. football, rugby, cricket, or whatever may be happening in Emmerdale or “Coronation Strasse”, rather than anything to do with the future of the UK, of Europe, of our race and culture etc.
Political disaster maybe, but what can the British people do, when the political system is carved up between a couple of System parties with, at root, very similar policies. That’s Boris-idiot’s lifebelt, that Labour would do exactly what he is doing, or more of the same.
We live in an elected dictatorship. Not just the Conservative Party but also the other party, Labour (or, if you look wider, LibDems and SNP as well).
We need freedom.
“Without vision, the people perish” [Ezekiel].
The “Fortress of the Oaks”…
Sadly, the time has come to junk the BBC.
Trump has pardoned a convicted ex-military officer of his acquaintance. He must now go further, and use his remaining time as President to extend Presidential pardon to all those social-national people doing hard time in Federal prison. For many, doing life sentences or long fixed terms, a pardon may be their only hope.
God…first of all, British people all but genuflected to “the man in the white coat”; now they accept as gospel what “Dr. Hilary”, a TV talking head, says…
In one tweet, Rentoul exposes the total meaninglessness and irrelevance that is Boris-idiot.
What I object to (mainly) is not black people being shown, as such, but mixed couples (commonly, black man with white woman) and “their” mixed-race children. I stand for a decent future for British, European and other people. The multikulti melting pot would destroy that. Therefore I oppose it.
All the same, fair’s fair. Priti Patel is one of life’s “winners”; after all, 99.99% of Indian women from East Africa, like her and yet unlike her, end up serving behind the counter of a grocery story somewhere like Kampala or Entebbe…
James Cleverly, a personification of much that is wrong with the political system in the UK: a half-caste with a “degree” in “Hospitality Management” from some degree mill. Selected for his seat in 2015 after some backstairs intrigues. Now, only 5 years later, he’s a Minister of State! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Cleverly
A couple of late thoughts
I was listening to Radio 4 in the early evening. There was a report about the delay to remedial work ordered to hundreds of tower blocks etc, ordered by reason of fire hazard after the Grenfell fire.
What struck me (apart from the typically-slow government reaction and equally typical maladministration) was amazement at how councils and private contractors were ever allowed to install cladding which, in one case mentioned, is said to be as flammable “as petrol“, leading to a necessity to maintain a 24/7 firewatch on that building (in which people are still actually living!). I thought that this country had building regulations and fire regulations…
Yesterday, we heard that the NHS has spent hundreds of millions of pounds buying medical protective equipment via a Spanish “go-between” (whose commissions added up to at least £20M!) and a jeweller based in Florida. What the hell is going on?
Happy day…won nearly £300 on the Lotto. It has been a year or more since I last won anything decent (I think about £500, but that was on a scratchcard).
People may have noticed that my former website, ianrmillard.com, is now inactive. I gave up that website because I was entirely dissatisfied with the hosting company (ipage), and would never recommend ipage to anyone. The customer service is difficult if not impossible to use if you are outside the USA. There are better companies, I believe.
A new website will be put in place under a new name, and in due course.
All part of the “Great Reset”. National or traditional days, whether Remembrance Day, Christmas or whatever have to be sidelined or cancelled. The international conspiracy wants these days, and the social and national feelings that accompany them, to become nullities. That will help their creation of a globalized society and population.
In fact, as far as the UK is concerned, the imported blacks and browns (etc) have only a shadow idea of those traditional days anyway. You see few if any blacks and browns involving themselves in, say, Remembrance Day, or The Last Night of the Proms. Christmas…well, some blacks adhere to various churches, so there is that linkage, and they and others (even many Jews) do adhere to the ordinary commercialized aspects, such as buying presents.
In the TV ads now current, you see several of these propaganda strands, sometimes at once. The white (often blonde) woman with the black or brown man and “their” mixed-race children, Christmas tree standing (pointlessly) in the background, Christmas-type lighting etc.
Overall, there is the push to eliminate those special days, to tear the people away into a culturally and spiritually homeless, raceless future. This is the “Power of Evil”, scarcely disguised.
A couple of things come to mind: first, he commends the architect, Gaudi, whose contrived works upset me or at least offend me as much as most of the Brutalist architecture Hitchens attacks. Secondly, Hitchens (in my view, correctly) says that the world would have been better had the First World War never happened. How much better yet would it have been had the Second World War never happened!
Get that. Facebook deleted the man’s post (because it revealed unwanted truth about the facemask nonsense)…
Amazing. We hear even now about “freedom”, and how we should value our “democracy” etc, yet a useless little shit like Hancock can lay down measures many a dictator would hesitate to mandate…
The egregious Farage is a political con-man, who stabbed his own most loyal supporters and election candidates in the back, as well as —openly— stealing their money! He is completely in the pocket of the NWO/ZOG cabal(s), which is why he has always had so much airtime on radio and TV). Controlled opposition.
Having said the above, Dan Hodges is right, in that Farage may yet be able to raise a “party” of sorts. However, no-one should forget that Farage had the chance with Brexit Party to get at least a few MPs and start the ascent to real power. He preferred to stab his own followers in the back, and so give Boris-idiot and his pack of Jews and Indians a Commons majority of 80 votes. Why did Farage do that? “You Know Who”…”them” (((them))).
Farage’s actions during the 2019 General Election destroyed Corbyn-Labour, which was the greatest aim of the UK Jewish/Zionist lobby.
True, Corbyn-Labour would still have lost that election, but not so badly. The misnamed “Conservative” Party would probably have ended up with either no majority or a small majority, had the Brexit Party candidates all stood. There are many constituencies in which the “Conservatives” won by a thousand or two thousand votes, votes which would otherwise have gone to Brexit Party.
What Dan Hodge’s article correctly points out is that there is a vacuum in British (especially English) politics. A rubbish Government and a rubbish Opposition which is no opposition at all. The gap should be filled by a credible social-national party, though, not by con-man Farage’s “controlled opposition”.
Is that opinion poll correct? I know no-one who supports the shutdown (or the facemask nonsense). Still, it may be true. The British are a poor lot these days…
Imagine supporting something which is not only all but useless on its own terms but will also destroy jobs, homes, futures for years, possibly decades, possibly indefinitely (bearing in mind upcoming Brexit effects etc)…
Not really such a surprise. I mean, just look at the Government! What a bunch of total clowns! Also, now that the Jewish-dominated Press and TV have given up the previous daily attacks on Labour (when Corbyn was its leader), the malleable public is faced again with a binary choice in a totally fixed/rigged system…
Britain is becoming a country like those under Soviet socialism in the 1980s, where protests had to be clothed in remembrance vigils, prayer meetings, song festivals etc.
Little Matt Hancock, playing the wannabee prime minister…
“So-called direct financing of public debt has been traditionally believed by the financial community to be the sort of activity engaged in by countries such as Zimbabwe – not advanced economies such as the UK.” [Daily Mail/This Is Money]
Ah, Britain! Freedom, free speech, justice, fairness, prosperity…what more could we want? Oh no, wait…
Ha ha! The notorious Zionist tweeting above, and his collaborators, mainly Jews connected with the fake “charity” called the “Campaign Against Antisemitism” [“CAA”], are angry because the General Pharmaceutical Council, while finding pharmacist Nazim Ali at fault for making a few remarks about Jews, only “warned” him. The fanatical Zionist Jews were hoping to deprive Nazim Ali of his profession, chemist shop, and home. Nice “people”…
Now the same pack are going to complain (to the dictatorial —and infested— Equalities and Human Rights Commission) about the General Pharmaceutical Council itself, for not ruining Nazim Ali!
Late tweets seen
Bax should be honoured and indeed known far better than he is.
“Virus” infections tail off before “lockdown” (shutdown)
So infections are apparently declining in number across much of the country, and were declining days ago, in other words before the second national “lockdown” (ruinous shutdown) of society even started.
Will this wake up the “lockdown” and facemask zealots? I doubt it. As for the Government, it cannot admit that the measures are useless or even counter-productive…
The (((Guardian))) goes full globalist and finance-capitalist.
Of course, the “mad psychiatrist” is a cliche, but there is often a kernel of truth in cliches, of course. In this case, the doctor in question seems to imagine that most shops are open ( they are not) and that most people are not masked (I should hope not; the facemask nonsense is only mandated, by the —probably invalid— law, inside shops etc).
The above tweet is actually the true voice of the Twitter pseudo-intelligentsia. Begging to be controlled, and wishing full control upon a cowed population; wanting everyone to be miserable and dependent; also, either ignorant or uncaring of the damage to the economy (which will eventually have its effect on pay, State benefits, services, infrastructure). A typical Twitter virtue-signaller.
Indeed. Neither is that urge to exert petty power confined to the police. All the heretofore gophers and wage slaves such as receptionists, supermarket cashiers, shop staff generally, have been rather enjoying their (presumed, assumed) power to tell visitors to adjust their masks, stand back etc. Some stray idiots started to tell complete strangers they encountered, or who were nearby, to do so! I see less of that now, compared to a few months ago, probably because the mask zealots got barked at a few times by freedom-fighters or dissidents (like me!)…
Needless to say, I have little time for Raheem Kassam, another of the “alt-Right” or “alt-Lite” wastes of space (Breitbart, “Prison Planet” Watson, “Sargon of Akkad” Carl Benjamin, Katie Hopkins etc), but it is telling that Kassam’s online newspaper has now been suspended (removed) from Twitter. I was expelled, David Icke has been expelled. Many others as well.
“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” [John F. Kennedy].
Today is the 103rd anniversary of the Bolshevik seizure of power in Russia, a coup d’etat in one city of one corner of a vast empire, which flame spread like a wildfire across those huge territories. A cataclysmic and largely catastrophic event. Probably the single biggest reason why Russia does not today rule the world, or is not at least the most influential state…
The Russian Revolution, that is the real one, in early 1917, not the mainly Jewish putsch headed by Lenin in October (old-style) 1917, did not emerge from nowhere. The social inequities under Tsarism provided the fuel, then events (not Bolshevik propaganda) provided the spark that set that fuel alight.
The Bolsheviks were in fact almost an irrelevance until 1917. Their numbers seem to have been between 5,000 and 50,000 until that year. Lenin himself was not even in Russia until two months after the first or real revolution of 1917. His putsch merely took over an existing situation.
I doubt that many, in the Russia of, say, 1913 or 1914, could have predicted that the Imperial state (and society) would fall so easily and so comprehensively.
More tweets seen
“Like Peter Finch’s deranged newsreader in the 1976 movie Network, Shelley Tasker is mad as hell and isn’t going to take it any more.
As England was pitchforked into another debilitating lockdown, she set up an amplifier on the steps of Truro Cathedral, grabbed a microphone and began telling passers-by what’s ‘really going on’ in the NHS. Within minutes she had attracted a small crowd.
Shelley has resigned in disgust from her job as a healthcare assistant at Treliske hospital and wants the world to know why.
The idea that the NHS is overrun, she said, is a pack of lies. ‘I can tell you now that at the height of the pandemic I had no work because there were no patients.
‘On Friday in Treliske there were three people with Covid. We’ve closed down Cornwall because three people are in hospital.’
She also claimed that patients who died from flu were being registered dishonestly as Covid victims on death certificates.
Yesterday the chief executive of the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust confirmed that in the county’s main hospital there are just seven patients suffering from coronavirus, three of them in intensive care.
Yet on the strength of that minuscule number of cases, a county of 565,000 people is being shut down. Businesses are again closing their doors and many will never reopen. Cornwall, like the rest of the country, is braced for a jobs bloodbath.” [Richard Littlejohn, in the Daily Mail]
The above echoes my recent experience of having visited a small hospital in Southern England a few times and briefly. Almost deserted.
I see that Littlejohn compares the “virus” madness, and the behaviour of the police and others, and just as I did a day or two ago, to the film The Lives of Others, about people in the pre-1990 DDR (East Germany). Or does Littlejohn read my blog? (he also uses some of my typical phrasing…). Actually, quite a few journalists and MPs (etc) do read my blog.
Beat John Rentoul again (I scored 6/10).
Well, vice-President (so far).
and, from the 2016 election…
Anyone for coffee?…
I have had a few experiences in recent years that actually surprised me re. police, about how ignorant of the law they often are and how unwilling they are to be instructed even by me, a former barrister who appeared many times not only in the lower courts (magistrates’ courts, Crown Court, County Court) but also in the High Court.
Heard on Radio 4 News this morning: “…before the festive period“. Before the what?! The...”festive period“?! No no no. Not “the festive period”, not “Hanukkah”, not “Kwanza”, not “Happy Holidays”. Christmas. That’s what you meant to say. Christmas.
Jewish influence. I noticed the same when I lived in New Jersey, 30 years ago.
[Note: the two tweets below showed Hitler speaking in brief clips. Now censored by some office bod at Twitter. A sign of the times. I have left the censored tweets there, to show the unfree world we are now in.]
[updated note: Twitter restored one tweet but has not restored the other, the one which had clips of Hitler speaking, comments still relevant today. (((Censorship))) by the (((YouKnowWho)))…]
I doubt that, but only because the System drones will soon be little more than fertilizer for the fields of tomorrow.
Remembrance of times past
Saw something that sparked memories. In 2002, having taken a lease of a large country house on the Cornwall-Devon border and, a month or so later having joined provincial barristers’ chambers in Exeter, I was asked to sit as a “Lord Justice of Appeal” at a moot (a mock trial), held in the ancient Guildhall in the main street of Exeter.
My fellow “Lords Justices of Appeal” were a Professor Tettenborn from Exeter University (now at Swansea University and an influential legal academic), and the Mayor of Exeter, a humourless elderly fellow.
The three contenders were all final year law students. The one who stood out and was the unquestioned winner of the contest was a young man of Armenian or part-Armenian origins called Taghdissian. He was far ahead of the other two in both advocacy and law and was a worthy victor. However, before awarding him his laurels, the “Court” (privately, not aired in public) had to consider a technical matter, an ethical violation by him. He nearly lost his otherwise well-merited win.
I spoke to him at the reception afterward. My assessment: a sharp-witted, polite but somewhat arrogant young man who, if he mellowed, might be an asset to our chambers.
A year or two later, I heard that, in the chambers that that person had joined (not the same chambers to which I belonged, though I had in fact told both our senior Clerk and my Head of Chambers, who is now a circuit judge, that he was worth offering a place if he applied), there had been one or two suggestions of inappropriate personal behaviour from that young barrister. I do not think that anything more happened about that, though (and I know only what I was told, though told on good authority).
Now, I have just seen that that student of 2002 is still a member of those other chambers, and has political ambitions, being not only the head of the local Conservatives but having been a several-times candidate.
Taghdissian stood for the Conservatives at the 2017 General Election (for the Exeter seat), but came second. He was also one of six Conservative Party candidates on their party list for South West England in the 2019 European Elections; no Conservative Party candidates were elected. He had previously stood at the 2015 General Election, in the constituency of Cardiff West; placed second.
Taghdissian is evidently determined to get into major-league politics. I shall be interested to follow his progress.
“Elderly Covid patients were denied intensive care during the height of the pandemic. It’s been revealed a triage tool drawn up at the request of England’s chief medical officer stopped over 80s from receiving potentially life-saving treatment in a bid to try and stop the NHS from being overrun” [Daily Mail]
Professor Ferguson (again)
“Professor Neil Ferguson, the controversial academic whose modelling heavily influenced the national lockdown in March, was accused of scaremongering after saying that people ‘will catch Covid-19 and die’ if families are allowed to mix on Christmas Day.” [Daily Mail].
Why doesn’t someone chuck that bastard off a cliff?
and… “Psychologists said Covid-19 may cause birth rates to fall, people to stay single for longer and for women to become more promiscuous.” [Daily Mail]. Professor Ferguson and his married “ho” (and her cuckold husband) will no doubt be interested to read that…
“I work in a law firm and have been told that some of the function is being outsourced to India where qualified lawyers will be doing our jobs for a fraction of our salary. We have been told to expect redundancy announcements any minute. Its not just hospitality and travel industries that are affected.“
“ChristinaV, Guildford, United Kingdom” [Daily Mail Comments]
The “cuck” “prince” is now once again talking about “unconscious bias”. What about “unconscious bias” in favour of people like him? After all, were he not a “royal prince”, who would be interested in “his” views (the views driven into him by the Mulatta)? In fact, looking at him, I think that Harry would find it hard to get any ordinary job, certainly beyond the entry level.
Exactly. An excellent training exercise for the SBS, but in the end the African migrant-invaders won. They are here, probably in some mothballed business hotel (not exactly the Ritz, but, hey! a lot of homeless Brits would take it!). Once their details (probably fake) are logged, the invaders will be given about £50 a week pocket money and eventually found housing that should go to British families and individuals. Disgrace.
Hitchens is right. As for me, I too hate mobs and disorder, but also hate a society where the people are slaves or near-robots. The right balance between conformity and liberty (and licence) must be struck. The UK has, in the past 20 years, and plainly so in the past year, gone too far towards not only a serf-state, but a stupidly-governed serf-state.
Again, I agree with Hitchens. I favour public service broadcasting, but the BBC is no longer that, or only incidentally. Lord Reith’s dictum, Inform. Educate, Entertain, is either ignored now, or complied with only in parody form.
#SayNoToLockdown Lockdown measures like those in March/April are uncalled for when the death rate is low. Cases have been escalating for a while yet the death rate has stayed low. Why should people be restricted to groups of 6? Why not 5 or 7? There’s no scientific backing. pic.twitter.com/kBYbtTeCaU
He is right, yet that is the consensus on Twitter, which is always on the wrong side of any question. The Twitterati generally were pro-EU, pro-Remain, thought that Leave could never win the EU Referendum, that Trump could never get elected. They want (more) mass immigration, think that “refugees” are “welcome”; want more “lockdown”, more facemask mandating etc. Many think of themselves, despite that, as pro-“rights” and as “socialist” or at least social-democrat.
The unreality that is the Twitterverse is patent. These people think that you can shut down the economy indefinitely yet pay everyone generously for doing nothing or almost nothing. They think that you can make everyone wear a facemask (which they wrongly imagine “saves lives”) and avoid human interaction, yet build a more altruistic and cohesive “community”. They are asinine and are being easily fooled by the actually transparently poor System propaganda.
Types? Oh, the “if it only saves one life” type, sometimes intensified to “if it only saves one child’s life“. Then there is the hysterical “people are dying!” type. That type does not seem to realize that very few people are dying from “the virus” and many are dying from delayed or cancelled NHS diagnosis, care, treatment and operations.
Other types? Those who, taking their lead from the msm, from talking heads such as Piers Morgan, from the popular Press etc, call anyone questioning the whole “virus” farrago, the facemask nonsense or the “lockdowns”, or who want to live a semblance of what was a normal life, “Covidiots“.
Yet others actually call any people not complying with the facemask nonsense, “murderers“! There is real madness abroad at the present time.
There seem to be many on Twitter and elsewhere who think that the British people (and others) should wear facemasks at all times when not at home (a few nuts even say when at home!), should probably not go to work, or should work masked and muzzled until the Government (in its entirely absent wisdom) so decides; should not send their children to school; should not gather in a group of more than six (what genius came up with that? Boris-idiot? Cummings? Professor “do as I say not as I do” Ferguson?).
Here, below, the real hardcore Twitter type:
Well, there it is. If you don’t go along with the “panicdemic” view, if you have dissenting views, if you oppose official propaganda, you should be censored, muzzled, gagged, banned from posting on the Internet. Britain, 2020…(and the above tweeter, the supporter of Soviet-style censorship, is apparently an author, albeit only of science fiction and fantasy).
Here below is another of the same type. He wants anyone disagreeing with his (the System’s) fixed, brainwashed opinion about “the virus” to dig their own graves or those of others…
Here’s another; this one hits all the buttons (“do as the State or others tell you“; “obey the rules and regulations even if illegitimate and invalid“; “shut up, do not dissent, and wear your compliance-muzzle“):
That one probably saw the “million dead from Coronavirus worldwide” headline, and did not stop to think, “that’s out of eight thousand million people”…
Oh, God…just read a few more tweets from “@lilZehnny” (above). A total idiot; a deadhead.
Fortunately, Twitter is not the world, not even the British world. There are many, even on Twitter, taking a more rational view.
Hard to believe that many on Twitter actually believe that the rise in “cases” (because of the huge increase in tests being carried out) is somehow the result of “people not obeying the rules the first time”.
As far as I recall, almost all the British people (aka sheep) did in fact obey the (probably legally invalid) “rules” in March, April, May etc. Yes a few people went for a harmless drive in their cars, a few people did walk with their spouses on the hills of the Peak District or wherever. That did not and could not have made any difference whatsoever. Yes, a few “ethnics” did gather in London parks, and some people did go to a few crowded beaches. The effect of that would likewise have been minimal.
Whatever is happening now (another hysterical over-reaction) is not because a few people months ago broke the fake “rules” of the toytown police state.
Let us take it to absurdity: everyone to be “locked down” in their own homes unless designated “essential”, no-one or very few working unless doing so from home. Most retail (and other?) business closed. Schools closed. No-one allowed out without wearing a facemask. No gatherings of more than 6 allowed. What would be the result? Disaster.
The result of a strict lockdown is what we already see signs of happening: companies collapsing; millions thrown out of employment; boarded-up shops; a miserable and muzzled population; children not being educated (in fact, that is the least important effect, because the schools seem to do an appallingly-poor job anyway).
The fact is that, in the end, “the virus” has to be faced down by the population. Businesses have to operate, schools have to be open and operating, hospitals have to be working and actually seeing, diagnosing and properly treating people; dentists too.
The economy must start working, providing jobs, providing tax revenues for the State, providing the wherewithal for the services necessary for the people.
The whole society has to bite the bullet.
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The first tweeter there (“@makesmesadtosee”) has made a cardinal error, seeing all change as “evolution”. Lowering the quality of the population by racemixing is not positive evolution at all; in fact it holds back evolution. Note the implied threat, too…
…says Mike Stuchbery, someone who was sacked from schools in the UK and (I believe) Australia…
And here (below) is someone who (looking at his other tweets) evidently believes that he is terribly clever (when in reality he is just an unthinking regurgitator of System propaganda):
The same tweeter is anti-white, meaning contra European race and culture:
and note the use the use of the slang term “nonce” (implying that anti-muzzle people are sexually deviant? Very odd).
He also calls the dissenters in Trafalgar Square “inbred scum of England”:
That Mike P. Williams person is simply a enemy of the British people and of European race and culture. Twitter profile says “Content producer, writer, social media exec”; no organization mentioned.
More from this unpleasant person et al:
The other one is OK with “racism”, so long as the targets are white!
The media industries are infested by such types.
There they are, just two of the enemies of the British people.
America, “land of freedom”…
Dido Harding and others
I rarely commend articles by Jews, but this is worth reading, even if some of us came to these conclusions long ago…
A few news tweets
One more small example of the economic damage now being done by the “panicdemic” zealotry.
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Quite. I heard recently, on BBC World Service or Radio 4, some person whining that there are insufficient numbers of blacks or browns (“BAME”) on TV. Apparently “only” 13% of TV presenters are black. Looking at the demographic figures for the UK, though, “only” 3% of the UK population, even now, is fully black, and 13% “BAME” (blacks, browns, mixed, Chinese etc): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom.
So if 13% of TV presenters are “black”, then blacks are actually over-represented; even if 13% of TV presenters are some kind of “BAME”, then they are still not under-represented.
The lady tweeting above might have added that those million deaths worldwide must be set against a world population of eight thousand million…
I have always found it incredible how ingrained in the UK is the idea “this is a free country; we have a general election at least once every 5 years.”…
Would the American black term, “hoes”, be appropriate? I recall seeing on a wall in London, some 33 years ago, “Whitey scum want whitey bum, so whitey chick want big black ****“. Well, you get the idea…
If so many of these 'asylum seekers' have really bad mental health, how do they plan on being this great asset to the UK that people, especially the left, want us to believe they are. Mental health services are already stretched. https://t.co/EMT1CKUvfz
Bengalis, Somalis or Afghans surely wouldn't expect to find Bengali, Somali or Afghan historical statues in London. This is England, we expect to see British history reflected in our monuments. @MayorofLondonhttps://t.co/lebgRWcVrL
First thing for journalists to do— cease using “Left” and “Right”, which is just anachronistic and lazy political language.
When does the “legal” and “peaceful” get dropped?
I was largely overseas during the John Major years, and when I was not overseas I was trying to get work as a barrister in chambers in London. I disliked the governments of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. I despised and hated the governments of David Cameron-Levita and Theresa May.
Each of those governments was harsher, yet less efficient, than the one before. Each of those governments was also more Jewish and Zionist than the one before, until we arrive at the rule of Boris-idiot, a part-Jew, part-Turk, part God-knows-what public entertainer. His Cabinet is entirely composed of Jews, Indians and a few others, who are all members of Conservative Friends of Israel. The Boris-idiot government is completely incapable, completely incompetent, completely idiotic.
Indeed. Look at the msm. Completely quiescent. Look at the official Opposition. Supporting everything that Boris-idiot does, pretty much (but wanting more of it).
Wake up, people! This is “ZOG” (Zionist Occupation Government) in action.
Well, there we have it. For Peter Hitchens, the radical thing to do is email MPs threatening not to vote for them, or write a letter. Unsurprising. Hitchens is a man of letters, after all. Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Mussolini (etc), though not uneducated, were not, primarily, men of letters.
You cannot put new wine into old bottles. A new political movement is necessary. Social-national. Credible. Powerful. Uncompromising.
Not (for example) a “party” led by a woman whose idea of radical action is picketing a mosque, or bleating about how great Jews are (in her opinion). Not (for example) a party which seems to exist to hold conferences, or to post nice pictures on Twitter.
A truly credible, tight party, even if tiny, could gain traction in the situation which looks like developing in the next few years.
Layla Moran [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Layla_Moran] is obviously at least half-mad, proposing a “strategy” that would intensify and entrench the “Coronavirus” police state, justified by the idea that a virus that either does not affect or scarcely affects 1,999 people out of 2,000 people requires ludicrous yet sinister (and ongoing) measures in order to (supposedly) contain it.
I am not so much interested in idiots like Layla Moran as in what is really behind all of this, since it started. Some, like the writer and newspaper pundit Peter Hitchens, say that the Boris-idiot government is simply incompetent and panic-stricken, and indeed it is hard to argue with that.
What, though, of the many other governments that have also implemented the same policies or stricter yet, and have also failed to “stop” “the virus”? Spain, France, Italy etc? Are they also panic-stricken and incompetent? Maybe so, but I think that, even if such is the case, there is more behind all this.
There is a strong suggestion of “New World Order” [NWO] about this, as there is with the (sudden) System support for the “Black Lives Matter” nonsense. The World Economic Forum [WEF] has already proclaimed via tweets and Press releases that it is time for a “Great Reset” of world economy and society.
“Great Reset”? Meshed, perhaps, with the “Great Replacement” of white Northern Europeans with, speaking in group terms, more easily-ruled inferior peoples.
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Well, there it is. “Coronavirus” deaths have been dropping almost to zero for a long time. Now the rate has dropped to zero, but the conspiracy to impose an ever-stricter police state based around the ill-founded fear of “the virus” has not stopped! Au contraire.
“We” now wear masks to shop, when only a few cranks did at the peak “Coronavirus” time (4+ months ago). Now this “demand” that “the virus” be eliminated entirely before the toytown police state rows back (which it is obviously intended shall never happen…).
Below, a good example of how certain types can struggle to a professional qualification while being devoid of commonsense or any wider perspective:
“Asinine” barely covers it.
It seems that, for the msm and those in government trying to maintain “control” (of the agenda, not “the virus”), what matters is that more people are being tested positive for “the virus” (even though hardly any are even aware of their being infected), rather than the fact that deaths from (or with) Coronavirus are now actually at zero! In fact, the daily death toll has been in single figures for quite a few days, and in double digits for weeks.
Rural tracks in Eastern England
Interesting thread: click on it to read the whole thing.
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Paris has fallen. Having said that, a few bursts of machinegun fire would have cleared the streets and deterred a repeat of the “chimp-out” (a useful American phrase…). Unfortunately, France does not have a real President, but just a Rothschilds ZOG/NWO pop-up puppet…
The “sayamun” etc tweeter is not alone. There are thousands of self-describing “Left”, “antiracist”, “antifa” pseudo-socialists in the UK whose views are similar to his. Fortunately, there are many millions of people who agree with me. That means that “sayamun” and others like him will go up the chimney long before I do, in all probability. (I am with him on Boris-idiot, though…fair’s fair…).
In fact, rereading that tweet, I wonder whether in fact it and its tweeter are not a very dry parody which may have taken in Peter Hitchens. No matter, either way…
[Update, 26 August 2020: the tweet referred to above, replied to by Peter Hitchens, has been deleted; I thought that it might have been a clever dry parody. Apparently not…]
As the Irish or some of them might say, looking at the latest pictures of Boris-idiot, “Jaysus! Will ya look at that eejit?!“…
But if “Boris” is an idiot, what are those who actively wanted him to be (pose as) Prime Minister?
For me, one of the most alarming aspects of the “virus” panic in the UK is the extent to which the fear, once triggered by government and msm, has trumped not only commonsense but any evidence. Look at the latest figures: hundreds if not thousands being diagnosed daily in the UK as having “the virus”, but the number of people dying daily dropping into single figures for some time; it has now reached zero!
Let’s repeat that: no-one is now dying from “the virus” in the UK.
Yet the population is still, sort-of, terrified. You see it in the absurd “social distancing”, such as when I picked up some fish and chips a few days ago, the customers standing outside the shop, in a stiff breeze, the 6+ feet apart, as indoctrinated into them for months by msm/System propaganda. At least not one was wearing a mask/muzzle.
The tweet below is, on the face of it, very naive:
Well, to answer the question: the UK Cabinet is packed with Jews, part-Jews (eg Boris-idiot) and/or members of Conservative Friends of Israel. As far as I know, every last member of the present Cabinet belongs to Conservative Friends of Israel.
As for the joke “Opposition”, we have Keir Starmer as Labour leader. He is, I believe, a member of Labour Friends of Israel (have not yet found proof, admittedly), as are most of the Shadow Cabinet (eg Rachel Reeves). What is known for sure, however, is that Keir Starmer is married to a Jewish woman, a lawyer, and that they have children being brought up as Jewish.
Is the above a good explanation as to why neither UK Government nor UK Opposition says anything about Israeli state terrorism?
The Manchester Police may not be much good at stamping on the untermenschen doing most of the crime up there, but show them a little child’s birthday party, being celebrated by 3 families, and, my God! they are onto it! Really, though, how pathetic the police are now! The toytown police and the associated poundland KGB both.
Jesus H. Christ! Just look at that police tweet! The sheer pursed-lipped smugness of it! It even admits that the “crime” took place in a private garden! Absolutely pathetic, but also disgusting. Spoiled a child’s birthday, and for what? So that the police can virtue-signal? The virus is not killing anyone! Zero deaths today. About 2 yesterday. Out of 70 MILLION people!
I am in favour of a welfare state, but not one where much of the money goes to non-Europeans and their offspring, including some who are (quite literally) just off the boat, maybe the rubber boat they and fellow-invaders have used to cross the Channel.
“Lockdown”/shutdown madness: when will Britain awake?
Everyone should read this damning critique.
In fact, things must be getting bad: even Fortnum’s are laying off staff, which is a pity, and undeserved. The last time I was in Fortnum’s, in October 2016 (in fact on the day of my maliciously-procured disbarment, procured by a pack of evil Jews), the staff were superb, and much better than some had been back in 2001-2002 when I was a frequent customer (mainly for the excellent Fortnum & Mason Viennese Coffee)
How long before people start to realize that, as a really serious or fatal condition, “the virus” in the UK is pretty much at an end?
The economic fallout has only just started.
It occurred to me yesterday, as I observed both dissenters and “rabbits” (eager or very compliant facemask-wearers) in Waitrose, that there is a strong psychological aspect to this facemask nonsense.
When masked, you cannot much express your feelings, whether by smiling or scowling. The people are distanced from each other by the mask(s), as they are also by the 6-foot “social distancing”, another government diktat which is without much independent scientific backing.
There may be, behind the scenes, a long-term psychological experiment or programme being carried out here, carried out on the public at large, in order to produce results later on, perhaps decades or even centuries in the future.
When a candidate-freemason is initiated as a member of a masonic lodge, certain things are done to him: he is blindfolded, a cold sword is placed on his flesh etc. This is done, beyond the outward symbolism, in order to inculcate definite sensations in the feeling and will of the candidate. [also worth reading but more generally: https://wn.rsarchive.org/GA/GA0167/19160404p01.html]
There is an analogy to be made between what that masonic ceremony inculcates by way of conditioning a candidate, and what is being done to the general public by way of conditioning using “social distancing”, facemask wearing etc. Avoidance of others, even relatives, even non-resident girlfriends/boyfriends; the wearing of masks which show little or no emotion; the staying 6 feet clear of others. All these are not without effect, possibly profound and longlasting effect.
I noticed when in the local Waitrose (a couple of miles from my humble home) that people, who otherwise may be perfectly sensible, steer their shopping trolleys or carts around me so as to keep as near to the silly “6 feet” or “2 metres” distance as they can (because, after all, I might have the plague…)! Rabbits.
Many if not most probably realize that, in general, Boris Johnson is an idiot, his ministers stupid clowns, and “SAGE” ludicrously misnamed; yet there they all are, wearing masks, “social distancing”, in one part of their minds pretending to themselves that there is real danger around, while they (at least the more intelligent) must know that that is simply not so.
Was I myself wearing a mask? Sadly, yes, because without the mask, the Handmaid’s Tale militia that Waitrose now have, loitering outside their stores, will not let you in (though they have no power to do anything more beyond chucking you out if a manager-person tells them to do that). I half-wear the mask (the smallest ones purchaseable), leaving my nose free, and make sure to express my dissent to any staff I encounter who know me by sight (in fact, so far all have agreed with me).
You sometimes see people on Twitter etc saying that, were they to live under some repressive regime, they would be part of some “resistance” movement. Yeah, right! They will not even question the most absurd excesses of this”virus” nonsense, such as suddenly wearing masks in all shops, but not in pubs or offices, and despite the fact that “the virus”, as a serious health threat, peaked in March/April and is now ebbing away.
“Enriched” Britain: more news from the multikulti society
They had a copy. It was too expensive for me, but they let me sit reading it at a table for 2 hours! Now, that’s a real bookshop!
Some good news at last.
A serious crime in most countries, but the maximum possible sentence of 35 years reported is, to say the least, Draconian. A tenth of that might be about right, in my view, and that despite the fact that I am ideologically hostile to those idiots if they support the “Black Lives Matter” uprising.
Being a lawyer of some kind does not innoculate against radicalism or even “terrorism”. After all, Lenin himself was a lawyer by training, and had worked as one for a short while (his very nom de guerre came from a case with which he was involved, along the Lena river).
Griffin forgot to note that that individual is also a Jew. I don’t blame Griffin, though: he wants to stay on Twitter as long as he can, I expect.
Below: the Jew-Zionist bullies of the so-called “Campaign Against Antisemitism” fake “charity” now want the power (and duty) of the Crown Prosecution Service to monitor private prosecutions to be taken away, which would leave individuals open to unrestricted “lawfare” by heavily-funded Jewish para-terrorists, abusing the law (even more than at present) for political purposes
Any MPs not in the pocket of the Jewish lobby must be made fully aware of the malice pervading the “CAA” and its members.
Look at the expensive RIB, with powerful outboard motor. Just abandoned, along with the lifejackets. These “refugees” are not short of money. A boat with outboard motor like that costs thousands, even secondhand.
Some idiots will not only call these migrant-invaders “refugees” but also say “what does it matter? Only 10 persons“, missing several points: there are sometimes dozens of similar landings in a single day, meaning as many as 5,000-10,000 a year and adding up to maybe 50,000-100,000 invaders.
Then there is the point that this is only part of the invasion. Trucks, boots of cars etc, plus “legally permitted” immigration of students, “family members”, persons on work visas who never go home etc. That’s without even taking into account births to non-Europeans already living in the UK. Pop! Pop! Pop! Goodbye England?