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Diary Blog, 23 October 2022

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On this day a year ago

Tweets seen

Correct. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_threefolding.

I should like to see both main System parties crushed but, in our binary and semi-rigged electoral set-up, that is impossible under most circumstances. That being so and bearing in mind that “if you chase two hares, you will not catch one” (Russian proverb), I should be only too happy to see the Conservative Party destroyed (first).

Worth seeing. There is only one way to deal with his sort.

Liz Truss assessment

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/oct/22/from-fighter-to-quitter-the-weird-rise-and-fall-of-liz-truss

Worth reading.

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https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/oct/22/cuts-closures-diy-dentistry-welcome-to-the-nhs-in-therese-coffeys-seat

Therese Coffey is a disgrace. It is both a scandal and a national humiliation that a creature of that sort could even be an MP, let alone Deputy Prime Minister (even though so far only for “5 minutes”).

See my updated blog post about Therese Coffey: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/09/16/deadhead-mps-an-occasional-series-the-therese-coffey-story/

[Therese Coffey, Deputy Prime Minister and Secretary of State for Health]

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Hodges is very tied-in to the Jewish/Zionist lobby, looking at, for example, his attitude to Labour when Corbyn was leader. A former Labour and/or social-democratic type who now scribbles for the Mail on Sunday. Of all newspapers…

Hodges’ political forecasts are often wrong.

Interesting to see how the System scribblers are all desperately pushing Rishi Sunak, the “great brain” who closed down the UK economy for two years, sprayed money around like a drunken sailor at the same time, yet is suddenly “a safe pair of hands“, apparently.

There is something more behind this, a whiff of secret cabals and international money.

Quite.

God forbid that Britain should have a British and/or indeed English prime minister. Look at not only the non-white presenter, but the attitude of the LBC organization.

System lies.

Of course Sunak is not really British; neither is “Boris”, with his part-Jew roots, including an ancestor who was a rabbi in Lithuania.

What does it matter that Sunak went to Winchester, or any other school? Hordes of foreign persons (whether born here or not) attend Eton etc.

As to that presenter:

Myska was born in Tanzania,[6] and has Indian and African heritage.[7] She graduated from the University of Birmingham with an LLB in Law and Politics.[1]

In September 2009, it was revealed that she was mugged the previous year by Daniel Mykoo and his brother Matthew, dubbed the London ‘strangler-robbers.[8][9]

[Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sangita_Myska].

Listen to the Indian woman (who quite obviously hates England and English people, in my opinion, listening to her tone of voice as she mentions them) pretend to be holding a “conversation” while shouting down the caller for, inter alia, using the word “globalist” (because her “Jewish friends” —as she herself puts it— do not like the word).

It shows what we, the real British people, are up against.

As a matter of fact, look at the replies to that tweet, as the inevitable Twit-mob attacks the caller. Idiots who want Britain to be non-white, or do not care whether it is or not, and probably have no idea of the consequences down the line.

Thank God that Twitter is very unrepresentative, especially now that the more interesting people (including me, if I be a little immodest) have mostly been expelled. A pack of Jews had me expelled from Twitter in 2018.

Later, the presenter posted this:

Just remind me again, how many members of Parliament in either India or Tanzania are white English/British. That’s right— NONE.

What are the chances of an English, or any white European, person becoming Prime Minister of India or Tanzania? That’s right— NO CHANCE.

Saw also this tweet (of much earlier date), by the producer of that LBC show:

From the horse’s mouth. Anyone not signed up to the “multikulti Britain” agenda can only express a view on LBC etc if they can “slip through the net“…

The “British” msm needs a thoroughgoing purge. It’s not just the BBC.

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“Conservative” misgovernment 2010-2022

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/oct/23/if-tory-party-brings-back-boris-johnson-fit-only-for-straitjacket

Nothing startling, but it seems that quite a few people need a reminder of where this shambles started.

Back in 2010 or 2011, certainly by 2012, the UK could borrow money at zero or near-zero interest rates. As some economists (including, to be fair, the then-MP, Ed Balls, someone I rarely commend) said at the time, that was the time to borrow massively for infrastructure purposes (rail, road, education, robotics etc) as well as for modest stimulation of the real economy.

Instead, the part-Jews David Cameron-Levita and George Osborne led a kind of witch-hunt, blaming (of all people) the disabled, unemployed and generally poor for the 2007-2008 banking debacle, and slashing UK government spending. Iain Dunce Duncan Smith was, arguably, the Witchfinder-General.

Libraries, courts, museums, community projects were all closed in huge numbers. The income (in real terms) of the bulk of the British people was slashed.

The result was a partial collapse of the UK economy and, at the end of it all, the Government had borrowed even more money than had “austerity” never happened.

The money was borrowed all right, but not spent on what it should have been.

That is what happens when you put the half-educated and half-baked in charge of things.

Liz Truss may have been the worst example, together with woolly-head Kwarteng, but her smoothed road to office was paved by the twelve years of idiots and self-publicizers that preceded her.

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Looks like Penny Mordaunt is as silly and delusional as Liz Truss. Last time I looked, she had fewer than 30 MPs declared for her candidature. She has no prospect of beating Sunak among MPs voting, though she might then snatch his victory away if the matter were to go to the rank-and-file membership, but to do that she has to get 100 backers, which seems very unlikely.

If she had agreed to withdraw, and if then “Boris” Johnson had managed somehow to get to the 100-level, no doubt she would have been appointed to Cabinet later, assuming a “Boris” victory among the Con Party grassroots. Now, Sunak will probably sail home against a divided anti-Sunak front. Still, he may chuck her a portfolio as a consolation prize (and to keep her “in the tent”).

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Ha ha! That tweet from one “@JonathanDavisUK” is plainly a pack of lies. Very obviously made up.

I rather like that “@nino_rolfe69” tweeter. Another one, that he posted a couple of weeks ago:

Interesting photo.

Riveting.

Conservative Party leadership

I was wondering, a few days ago, about what the plan might be to take the votes of the very many elderly Conservative Party members who are not online. Well, it turns out that, typically for the party that has catastrophically mismanaged this country for 12 years, there…is no plan.

See: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/20-000-face-exclusion-from-tory-leadership-vote-6nhzfk2l8

At least, the “plan” was for Con Party officials to telephone the 20,000 members without email this weekend, either to register their emails or to urge the people to supply email addresses.

I would guess that at least 10,000 are not online anyway. 10,000 votes could easily be the difference between the two candidates; 20,000 would certainly be. I further think that most of those without email addresses will be “Boris” Johnson supporters.

Anyway, let us say that the Conservative officials can reach the 20,000 (which I doubt). How many officials? 10? 2,000 telephone calls each! 100? That would still be 200 calls apiece.

This is rubbish. The Con Party cannot even run its own simple election properly.

I wonder whether, on the above premises, the losing candidate might raise a legal challenge after the result is announced?

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I thought that the office of Prime Minister could go no lower after “Boris”-idiot and Liz Truss, but now it looks as though an Indian money-juggler is going to be in 10 Downing Street by tomorrow.

I agree with all that except the merging of the NHS with the police. That would not work. The rest would.

… and see how Sunak praises “Boris”-idiot for shutting the country down for 2 years, and the “vaccine” and similar nonsense etc, as well as getting involved in a war in Ukraine which actually has nothing at all to do with Britain and its people, quite apart from the wastage of billions of pounds needed here.

Sunak is probably going to slash public services spending, State benefits, State Pension etc. He is probably not going to call for, or request, a general election soon. That means that he will rule as a hated, effectively unelected, unmandated “regent”.

As soon as the voters are given a chance, they will bury Sunak and, with him, the Conservative Party.

We should know the way the wind is blowing when the City of Chester by-election occurs: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_of_Chester_(UK_Parliament_constituency)

In recent years, the Conservative Party has scored around 40% in the seat (about 38% in 2019), so if that goes down to 30% or 20%, we shall get an idea of the popularity of the Con Party.

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Diary Blog, 11 October 2022, with more thoughts about Russian strategy in Ukraine as winter approaches

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[Adolf Hitler as Feldherr]

On this day a year ago

Ukraine

The “hypocrite of the year” award must go to U.S. President Biden, on behalf of the American military and intelligence hierarchy, after Biden’s comment that Russian attacks on Ukrainian infrastructure were “brutal“: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-63208897.

It seems that semi-demented Biden has forgotten the US bombings of, inter alia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Serbia, North Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and North Korea, not to mention the annihilation of whole cities in the Second World War, mainly but not only in Japan and Germany.

[Unter den Linden, Berlin, 1945]

The American governments of the past 80 years have killed untold millions.

Tweets about the Ukraine situation, seen overnight:

My view has been that the Russians fluffed what could and should have been a swift and unstoppable coup de main in February 2022. The Russian General Staff, GRU, and large parts of the Russian Army were shown to be incompetent, while their allies (Chechens mainly) were again proven to be brutal and out of control.

Also, the Russian side was unable to win or even seriously compete in the information and propaganda war. The “Ukrainian” (Jew-Zionist, mainly) side have had 8 months of uncritical support from the “Western” msm, even down to the extent that Kiev is no longer referred to as “Kiev” on “Western” TV or radio, but (e.g. on the BBC) as “Keev” (written version being “Kyiv“).

I had assumed that the Russian plan, once their absurdly half-hearted initial “invasion” stalled, would be to seize the Black Sea and Sea of Azov littoral as far inland as possible (which they have largely done, though stopping far short of the Odessa region), and to press up the eastern side of the Dnieper to some point southeast of Kiev, while also expanding west from Kharkov and advancing north from the Donbass, all three advances meeting southeast of Kiev, and so not only occupying most of eastern Ukraine but also laying the ground for a serious advance on Kiev from south, east and north.

If the above was the Russian plan, it now lies in tatters. The Kiev regime side, pumped up with Western weaponry and money, has advanced, and the Russian side withdrawn. The forces of the Kiev regime, having taken towns occupied previously by Russian forces, have executed civilians known to be pro-Russia and/or anti-war.

The recent attacks on the Nordstream2 pipeline and the Kerch Bridge (and an airfield in Kaluga region) betoken a serious escalation by the Western/NATO/NWO/Kiev side.

In the contemporary phrase, though, “we are where we are”. So where now?

We have just now seen Russian attacks mainly directed at electrical-generation and heating plants. These mark a change in strategy.

It seems that the Russian strategy as it now stands is to weaken the morale of the —so far largely untouched— populations in the large Ukrainian cities under control of the Kiev regime— Lvov, Odessa, Kharkov, and Kiev itself, among others.

I think that Putin was holding back from a really large-scale targeting of the Ukrainian population in order to leave the door open for negotiation, but the Jew Zelensky has recently made it clear that no negotiation will happen while Putin remains in place; also, that sovereignty over the Donbass, Crimea etc is non-negotiable. An “ultra” position, if you like.

That leaves only continuing war as a likelihood.

Winter is coming. Without heating or electricity, the living conditions of the Ukrainian civilian population may become dire. War is cruel, especially this type of attritional war.

The Zelensky regime continues to exist only by reason of the tens or hundreds of billions of US dollars (and devalued UK pounds) being funnelled to Zelensky’s apparat, together with advanced weaponry.

The Russian strategy is not so much one of weakening Ukraine economically. The Ukrainian economy is dead or dormant anyway. It is a question of sapping the civilian (and so also the military) morale until the moment is ripe to launch a killer blow, meaning either a larger-scale invasion directed mainly at Kiev, or the use of tactical nuclear weapons to literally blow Zelensky off his perch.

Positionally, the Belarus situation is interesting. Kiev is little more than 60 miles from the border with Belarus.

If the Russian forces can take Kiev at some point, the war will have reached a tipping-point both strategically and in terms of morale etc. The Zelensky regime will have been decapitated in terms of geography, and the Kiev-regime forces in eastern Ukraine cut off.

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Watch this space…

Truss and Kwarteng to destroy public services

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/oct/11/unfunded-tax-cuts-mean-uk-will-need-60bn-spending-cuts

Even for someone as cynical as I am about the UK’s totally broken pseudo-democratic system, the idea that the people of Britain can be put through such pain because a stupid woman who only became an MP in the first place on her back is “Prime Minister”, is unbelievable. Especially since said “ho” is only Prime Minister (in name) because 80,000 mostly elderly and comfortably-off Conservative Party members voted for her; even so, the vote was close. If Indian “clever boy” Sunak had not cheated the pensioners last year by suspending the “triple lock” on State Pensions, he would have clinched it.

As for Old Etonian woolly-head, Kwarteng, he takes the price of so-called “diversity” to a whole new level.

Short of a “grassy knoll” situation, how can this crazed dim woman and her cronies be removed?

I read that there are moves afoot to change the rules for removal of a Conservative Party leader, to shorten the 12-month time limit. That will take months, if it happens at all.

Alternatively, if Con Party MPs refuse to vote for Government measures, Truss might have to resign, but “have to” is not quite what it seems. She might simply dig in. I read her as the type of careerist, self-publicizing woman who will hang on as long as possible to the office, the pay, the perks, and the fact of being simply being the number one figure, even if powerless and widely despised.

One thing is for sure, the Conservative Party is toast from now on, unless it can find a semi-presentable leader by —at latest— Christmas 2023.

I think that abstention or protest voting will be more likely than a huge move by people to Labour. The huge opinion poll leads now being seen may persist, in our rigged binary system.

The UKIP debacle of 2015 (12% of votes but no seats) has put off many dissident conservative-“nationalist” voters, and the treachery of Farage in 2019 re. his Brexit Party has surely finished off that “Conservative Plus Plus” populism, at least in any significant way.

As we know, what matters, usually, is what happens in a few dozen very marginal seats. That is where the Conservative Party’s main weakness lies. Seats such as those former “Red Wall” constituencies “up North”.

I am sure that the old “Red Wall” can never be put back together, by reason of societal changes. Instead of the “proletariat”— miners, dockers, railway workers, steelworkers— you have call centre workers, retail workers etc, the “precariat”. Volatile voters, who might vote Labour one year, Conservative the next, and (?) UKIP, Brexit Party (or whatever) the year after that.

Still, the former “Red Wall”, which voted Con in 2019, will probably swing back to Labour, if only in the short term, meaning in 2023/2024. That alone is enough to cook the Conservative goose.

If the Conservative Party continues at 20%-25% in the polls, then it will not win any marginal seats, and will almost certainly lose seats not usually marginal.

Much depends on what happens to people’s lifestyles between now and the end of 2024, the last time when a general election can be held. If the Conservative MPs cannot hold the Truss feet to the fire in a major way, Conservative Party support may “trickle down” the drain even further…

Sadly, there is no social national party to engage with the people. The little joke-parties, such as For Britain and Britain First, have disappeared from view, and recent by-elections have been embarrassing for the few sort-of social-national candidates (eg Jayda Fransen) who have tried to put themselves forward. Indeed, the mere fact that I have even bothered to mention Jayda Fransen etc shows how empty the social-national space is in the UK.

“Just Stop Oil” nonsense

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11302327/Just-Stop-Oil-activists-target-road-Knightsbridge-near-Harrods.html

Stupid smug idiots who should get kicked in the head.

See also: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/09/29/greta-thunberg-system-approved-wunderkind/; and https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2019/08/16/the-extinction-rebellion-levellers/; and https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/10/09/extinction-rebellion-greta-thunberg-cressida-dick-and-the-madness-of-protesting-crowds/; and https://ianrobertmillard.org/2020/09/08/diary-blog-8-september-2020-including-further-assessment-of-extinction-rebellion-as-well-as-of-tim-crosland-and-plan-b-etc/.

Not that I oppose genuine environmentalism, which has always been linked to social nationalism: https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2016/11/17/social-nationalism-and-green-politics/

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That is my view too. If the Scottish people want to be nominally “independent” (if that means anything when Scotland would still be part of NATO, a reconnected EU, and the international banking system), then fine, just go (and with my genuine blessings), but in that event Scotland will almost certainly have to accept far lower living standards. Fact.

In fact, it seems to be that many Scots want, not “independence” but simply greater autonomy, meaning freedom from Westminster. See, below, the latest YouGov poll re. retaining the Monarchy:

Evenly divided. In a sense, that poll surprises me; I should have expected at least a small majority to be hostile to the idea of retaining the Monarchy.

SNP support is still at or below 50%:

That probably puts support for “independence” even lower, maybe (at an educated guess) around 45%.

An even more “autonomous” Scotland than exists at present would probably reduce the pro-Independence figure lower still.

If Scotland has even more autonomy, though, it cannot expect to retain funding on an overly-generous scale from the UK as a whole.

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Horrible. See also: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2018/12/10/tv-ads-and-soaps-are-the-propaganda-preferred-by-the-system-in-the-uk/.

You can easily guess which (((element))) is behind much of it.

Piers Morgan might be called just an idiot (after all, he is an uneducated and uncultured man— https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piers_Morgan), but at the same time he is a chosen —or should that be “chosen by the (((chosen)))”— System mouthpiece on the msm.

People such as Morgan are pushing the idea that “Ukraine” (Kiev regime) can “win” this war. How? By NATO etc giving Zelensky long-range weapons with which to hit Moscow and Petersburg? Does Morgan himself really believe that Russia will just sit still if Kiev-regime forces capture all of the Donbass (and also Crimea, where 95% of the population is Russian)? The slaughter and terror likely to be inflicted on the Russian and also pro-Russian Ukrainian populations by the Kiev regime would be terrible.

Strange, I did not see or hear Morgan oppose the large-scale bombings (and huge civilian casualties) in Afghanistan and Iraq by American and UK forces. Maybe not so strange— Morgan’s brother is or was an Army officer of field rank, who served in at least one of those theatres; possibly both.

Reverting to the idea that Ukraine can “win”, what would that look like?

Let us say that Russia withdraws all forces from Crimea (Russian territory since the time of Peter the Great —and before then Tatar/Turkic— with the exception of the decades since 1953);

Let us say that Russia withdraws from the Donbass etc. What then?

Then Ukraine (Kiev regime) would be built up by NATO with huge new weapons influxes, possibly even tactical nuclear. Russia would be forced to agree “reparations” with Kiev (with NATO standing behind) and, down the line, Russia would be forced into a position of subservience to (((Western))) interests even worse than happened under Yeltsin in the 1990s. Russia was on its knees then. I saw it myself.

The more I look at it, the more I think it quite likely that Russia and the Western powers (NWO) will eventually end up in a strategic nuclear exchange that will change all of our lives irretrievably. If so, a large part of the blame and guilt will rest with a warmongering Western msm; people such as Piers Morgan. He may eventually reflect on that, if it happens and if he survives.

I see from his Wikipedia entry that Morgan has his main base not in the UK but in Los Angeles, though he has properties in both London and Sussex as well; maybe elsewhere too.

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Diary Blog, 30 September 2022, including an assessment of “Jack Monroe”, aka the “Bootstrap Cook”

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[Volegov, Morning at St. Remy de Provence]

On this day a year ago

“Jack Monroe”, the “Bootstrap Cook”: an assessment

I have blogged (briefly) previously a few times about the person known as “Jack Monroe” (originally Melissa Hadjicostas, half-Greek Cypriot), whose rather clever nom de plume is “Bootstrap Cook”.

The name Jack Monroe is now her official name, it having been adopted by deed poll.

In the past, I was content to be at least neutral towards “Bootstrap Cook”, in that I felt that anyone putting almost anything into the public domain that might help the millions of financially-struggling people in the UK deserved at least a chance.

This is what Wikipedia has to say: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Monroe; her own website is here: https://cookingonabootstrap.com/.

Incidentally, this blog is written in the English language, and therefore does not refer to a woman (whatever her views or proclivities) as “they” or “them”.

“Ideological” criticism of “Bootstrap Cook” has come mainly from two directions. The first group would be those connected to or supportive of the “Conservative” regimes of 2010-present. They tend to say that there is no justification for the campaigning of “Bootstrap Cook” to raise State benefits etc, and that any food poverty that exists exists because the individuals subject to it cannot “budget” properly, or do not know how to cook cheap wholesome food.

An ignorant point of view (though not without a small kernel of truth, as with many basically lying narratives), which infuriates many, especially when expressed by the likes of Iain Dunce Duncan Smith, the MP who has also been a huge expenses blodger and fraudster, and who claimed vast amounts on his Parliamentary expenses (even a £39 hotel breakfast) while —as Secretary of State for the DWP— taking money away from people living in real poverty.

The second group who tend to criticize “Bootstrap Cook” are those who agree with much of her campaigning on benefits etc, but who say that she actually “enables” attacks on benefit recipients by reason of her claims that a family of 4 can be fed well on £20 a week or less.

Now, however, a third group has joined the fray, being those who claim that they and/or others have been taken for a ride by “Bootstrap Cook”, and that she is a “grifter”, or even an outright fraud, who has sold goods and services which were never delivered. These critics also claim that much of the “Bootstrap Cook” back-story is untrue, or embellished.

For example, it is said that “Bootstrap Cook” was either never in poverty herself, or was so for no more than 18 months. It is said that at least part of her financial difficulties were caused by her own (apparently past) alcohol and/or drug abuse. It is said that she makes up implausible stories about her past financial predicament, such as “having to” sell her little son’s beloved dinosaur toy to raise money (really? How much money would that raise? £1? £2? And how cruel is that, assuming the story to be true?).

It is also said that her parents are not badly-off financially, that they own buy-to-let property, and that her paternal grandfather was a millionaire. In other words, that “Bootstrap Cook” always had a financial lifeline. I have no idea whether, or to what extent, that may be, or may have been, the case.

Recently, following a storm of criticism on Twitter, “Bootstrap Cook” deleted her Twitter account, though others claim that she is merely taking a 40-hour “rest” from Twitter, and will return. Why 40 hours and not (as with Jesus Christ) 40 days, or whatever, I have no idea.

One of my few blog posts which mentioned “Bootstrap Cook”: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2022/08/25/diary-blog-25-august-2022-with-a-few-thoughts-about-poverty-and-living-through-hard-times/.

One aspect that interested me, as a former barrister, was the tendency of “Bootstrap Cook” to threaten some of her critics with legal action. A few years ago, “Bootstrap Cook” sued Katie Hopkins in libel.

Ms. Hopkins had libelled “Bootstrap Cook” entirely mistakenly as to the facts, had no defence whatever, and should have backed down and got out with minimal damage when she could have but, like many maximalisti, found sorry the hardest word, and so was hammered: £24,000 in damages, and very large legal costs. Ms. Hopkins had to sell her house in St. Leonard’s (the best residential district in Exeter) in order to pay those legal costs.

“Bootstrap Cook” retained as her solicitor Mark Lewis, the Zionist Jew who now lives in Israel, though he has also a professional foothold in London. His no-win no-fee cases have often been controversial.

I have blogged about Lewis in previous years, most recently in 2019: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/01/11/update-re-mark-lewis-lawyer-questions-are-raised/.

I have to wonder how nice a person “Bootstrap Cook” is, if she is on friendly terms with someone such as Lewis.

As soon as people started suggesting, a month or two ago, that “Bootstrap Cook” was somewhere between “grifter” and fraudster, out came the Twitter threat that Mark Lewis and libel would be wheeled out (frankly, not so much of a threat— by no means have all of Lewis’s cases been brought to a successful conclusion, and when he was censured and fined by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority about 4 years ago, his Counsel said that his fine should be reduced because his only possessions were his clothes, a mobility scooter. and a private pension worth £70 a week).

In fact, when “Bootstrap Cook” threatened libel action against Conservative Party MP Lee Anderson [Con, Ashfield] (in May of this year), nothing ever came of it, as far as I know:

Food journalist and activist Jack Monroe hinted at legal action against Anderson after he commented in an interview that “She’s taking money off some of the most vulnerable people in society and making an absolute fortune on [sic] the back of people”.[36] [Wikipedia].

It may be that Anderson will face legal action, but I have certainly not seen any news about an action having been launched. See https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/may/15/food-writer-jack-monroe-sues-tory-mp-claims-she-makes-fortune-poor-lee-anderson; and https://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/20141345.southends-jack-monroe-sue-lee-anderson/.

The Guardian says “sues“, but the Independent said “hints at suing“, and I have seen nothing on the Mark Lewis Twitter output to the effect that he ever was “instructed” (the Guardian, again) on the matter. He may have been, he may not have been. I might add that all the news reports are from 15-16 May 2022; nothing since then.

Was Anderson right, though? As I have said, I was willing to cut “Bootstrap Cook” some slack, because in recent years, the past ~15 years, the social security system has become inadequate, pay for work has also become generally inadequate, and millions are struggling both to eat and keep sheltered and warm. My view was that any useable advice was, well, useful.

I still think that (despite the fact that, to me, many of the recipes of “Bootstrap Cook” do look like a dog’s dinner, and despite the fact that many disagree with her costings etc).

More serious criticism is that she has actually been making a pretty good living out of Patreon donations, while never or rarely providing the extras offered in exchange.

When I last looked, “Bootstrap Cook” had at least 800 Patreon donors giving a minimum of £1 a month. £800 a month. In itself not bad. When you consider that the suggested minimum is £3 a head, the total increases to £2,400 a month (perhaps). I have seen a tweet where the tweeter claims, truthfully or otherwise, to have been donating £44 a month. Well, you see the point. “Bootstrap Cook” must have an income from Patreon alone of between £800 and (?) perhaps as much as £8,000 a month. Or more. That’s before one takes into account book sales, other donations, paid (?) TV appearances, other appearances etc. We do not know.

Not that “Bootstrap Cook” claims poverty, these days. No, she claims, as I understand it (and perhaps truthfully) a degree of “precariousness” in her life and finances, and she is certainly not alone in that. It is almost the norm in the Britain of 2022.

“Bootstrap Cook” has a number of defence mechanisms. One is to threaten defamation actions, but the more usual tactic is to claim the shield of disability, and she has about two dozen options there.

A further defence tactic is, I read, to set her fanatical fans (she apparently calls them “flying monkeys“) onto any critics, and I have certainly seen tweets where mentally-disturbed fans have come close to suggesting violence against anyone daring to utter critical words.

The problem here is that “Bootstrap Cook” has become a totem for a certain tribe of virtue-signallers. Not really “the poor” but more the sort of people who like to think that they are socially-progressive etc. Facts do not matter to those people, belonging to the “right” tribe does. cf. “Covid”, Ukraine, “Black Lives Matter” and, of course, “FBPE/Remain/Rejoin” etc.

When you consider that someone who claims to be able to feed a family of 4 for £20 a week might be said to be, arguably or in effect, saying that UK benefits are perfectly OK and need not be increased, is that really something positive or not?

Some tweets seen about the issues raised:

It is better to be a little naive than very cynical, but the world makes it hard…

As many have noted, this whole Bootstrap Cook thing is more like a creepy cult than anything. It’s as if a lot of fairly affluent or at least not poor people have decided that supporting “Bootstrap Cook” —right or wrong— validates their evenings of going out, their Netflix subscription, their holidays in Cuba or Costa Rica, their new cars, and in fact their whole comfortable existence.

In fact, it reminds me of the “indulgences” sold by the Roman Catholic Church before the Reformation.

Not that that is necessarily the fault of the “Bootstrap Cook” herself.

Look at the loonies below, believing what they want to believe:

Well, if you can believe that the “royal” Mulatta is a sadly-abused “princess”, then believing that a poverty campaigner, who seems to be making “a nice little earner” out of it and naive followers, is a modern Joan of Arc, must be easy enough.

Well, that’s enough. There are hundreds of other tweets in similar vein.

As blogged previously, my view is that Bootstrap Cook’s stuff may well be of interest to many, though —as already said— much of it looks to me like carbohydrate-heavy food often presented like a dog’s dinner.

I do not think that “Bootstrap Cook” set out to defraud anyone, and it may be that she has no such intention now, but it does seem that legitimate questions about her fundraising have been asked by a number of donors, but not answered by her.

If people think that they are somehow accomplishing something by subsidizing the not-uncomfortable lifestyle of that person, then that is their business, in a sense, but it is legitimate for others, arguably more clear-minded, to ask “where is the money going?“, “is any of this true?“, and “are people being tapped for money under false pretences?“.

I can also see that her fans seem to be, almost entirely, not the truly poor but more those who are not “poor” but who support her “non-binary” profile, the “gender bender” aspects, and the general “government must do more for the poor” activism aspect.

I think that it is legitimate to question, not only “where the money went” (or goes), but also, whether in reality Bootstrap Cook has actually influenced government, or large enterprises such as ASDA (it seems that one or two supermarket chains were actually paying her for advice or consultancy or something).

Poverty is a huge problem in the UK now. Anyone claiming to be expert in it must expect searching inquiry.

Is this all really just a morning TV virtue-signal writ large? After all, at the end of the day, the decisive question is what government does or fails to do.

I personally have no animus against “Bootstrap Cook”, but my view of her has certainly become far less positive over the years since I first heard of her.

I do think, also, that if you claim that a person can feed healthily on £5 a week, you are really playing into the hands of swine such as Dunce Duncan Smith, Esther McVey, Therese Coffey etc.

I think that anyone wanting to help “the poor” could probably do so more effectively via GoFundMe or local foodbanks than by subsidizing the lifestyle of “Bootstrap Cook”. Perhaps I am mistaken, but that is my firm view and opinion.

On a wider point, we have in the UK this msm thing whereby TV channels or shows like to have a “go-to” list. Brexit discussion? Call Farage. Free speech discussion? Call Toby Young. Poverty discussion? Call Jack Monroe. And so on.

Thus you get “activists” who are really just “famous for being famous activists”. The Caroline Criado-Perez phenomenon. A hundred thousand or a million Twitter followers but, outside Twitter etc, really unknown and without real influence.

Of course, the msm now like to feature (supposed) “experts” who are, if possible, young, female, and black. “Bootstrap Cook” is not black, but as “Meatloaf” once opined, “two out of three ain’t bad“…

Well, there it is. I prefer to concentrate on other and larger issues really, but felt that I should examine the above first, after the recent Twitter storm in a teacup.

[Update, same day: I happened to see an assessment by someone else. An investigative and/or opinion piece. https://katieroche.net/jack_monroe_investigation_main.html]

[nb: any further updates will be at the foot of this blog article]

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All that the doomed “Conservative” Party had to do, to consign Labour to the bin, was select a leader to succeed “Boris”-idiot who was even slightly competent. It failed to do so. Endex.

The implications are clear: either the Con MPs get rid of Liz Truss as soon as they can, and put in someone who at least looks semi-competent, or the Con Party will be near-finished by next year. Same goes, of course, for Kwarteng, Cleverly, and Coffey.

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Ha ha. Yes, that ghastly little bastard Schofield is one of the worst people on TV in the UK; and, yes, it is peak contemporary Britain, just like…well, there are just too many examples around…

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TV detective drama

I, among others, including recently Peter Hitchens, have written about how NWO/ZOG propaganda is now embedded in TV dramas, “soaps”, ads etc. See https://ianrobertmillard.org/2018/12/10/tv-ads-and-soaps-are-the-propaganda-preferred-by-the-system-in-the-uk/.

A good example was seen the other night. A new detective drama called Karen Pirie.

Set partly a few decades ago, partly in the contemporary era, even the older setting, in St. Andrews, Scotland, decades ago, had a black character appear. In a small town in what seems to be a bleak part of Scotland (I have never been there). Then we are introduced to the two detectives now investigating the cold case. One a small Scottish woman, the other a black or half-caste…

I do not have a great deal of patience with films or TV shows. If they do not catch the interest after 15 mins, switch— OFF. I gave this one 20 mins. A bloody bore, poorly conceived and worse-acted.

This evening, I saw an old episode of Wycliffe [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wycliffe_(TV_series)]. All characters more or less credible, and what I like best about Wycliffe is that it manages to catch the atmosphere of Cornwall well, from what I recall from when I lived there. It does not rely on cliche (most of the time, at least).

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One or two white children, out of over 30. Scotland’s future? In the centre of the photo, Scotland’s supposedly “nationalist” leader…

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[icebreaker]

Update, 3 November 2022

In the month since I wrote about “Jack Monroe”, the “Bootstrap Cook”, the storm around her murky financial arrangements has become fiercer yet. A few tweets:

Her “free lawyer” is or was the egregious Mark Lewis, a Jew who lives in Israel, though he is connected to a small law firm in the UK.

I have blogged extensively about Lewis in the past:

He is sometimes described, inaccurately, as having become a “pro bono” lawyer who works for free, out of quasi-charitable motives, whereas he in fact seems to work on a “no win no fee” basis, which is not at all the same thing.

“Jack Monroe” has tweeted that she still has several/many months in which to sue the MP Lee Anderson and the politico Martin Daubney. In theory, up to a year after the alleged libel, but the relevant Practice Directions do say that the courts will still expect any claim to be made expeditiously, so not, e.g., 10 or 11 months after the alleged libel.

The courts may (probably will) penalize even a successful defamation claimant (“plaintiff”, as was) in both award and costs if the action is not brought expeditiously.

How do I know this? Because, though not now a barrister, I was one until a pack of Jews cobbled together a false complaint against me in 2014 (I was disbarred, wrongfully and illegally, in 2016): see https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/09/the-slide-of-the-english-bar-and-uk-society-continues-and-accelerates/. I am rusty on the law here and there, but keep up to some extent (enough).

As my blog assessment said. Virtue-signalling Guardian/Observer readers for the most part.

https://awfullymolly.com/2022/11/03/jack-monroe-saint-or-scammer/

Diary Blog, 7 July 2002

Afternoon music

[Charles Eduard Perugini, Pandora’s Box]

On this day a year ago

Boris-idiot. What now?

My view at present is that Boris-idiot, ever the black rat, is struggling to find a way to survive and thrive.

“Boris” (Alexander Johnson) has resigned, or pledged to resign, as Conservative Party leader, but not (yet, at time of writing) as Prime Minister.

I do not know whether he would be permitted to stand for Conservative Party leader at any MPs’ election this year. That would depend on the rules laid down now or (if different) later on.

I suppose that if he is able to put himself forward again for election, there is a slight chance that he might end up as one of the top two; then the matter would be put to Conservative party members, many of whom are stupid enough to support him, even now.

It says something about the UK in 2022 , not just about the Conservative Party but also about the whole pseudo-democratic process, that the leading contenders to replace “Boris” are idiots such as Liz Truss, nobodies such as Penny Mordaunt, and various “ethnics” such as Sunak, Javid, even corrupt Kurd Zahawi etc.

One is sometimes tempted to echo, with necessary changes, the words of Savinkov in Reilly, Ace of Spies: “Poles, Czechs…where are the RUSSIANS?“, or in this case, “Jews, part-Jews, Kurds, Pakistanis, Indians…where are the ENGLISH?“.

I see that the opinion polls have the Labour Party 10 points ahead now. Maybe so, but once “Boris” is ditched, and assuming that some relatively uncontroversial figure is chosen to replace him, the voting public may look at Labour with more scrutiny.

Do the voters really want Jew-lobby or Israel-lobby puppets such as Starmer, Yvette Cooper, Rachel Reeves, Angela Rayner (for God’s sake!) to be in positions of power? They are less wedded to the Welfare State than Johnson! When or if the public think about it, I think that the answer, for many, will be negative about “Labour”.

Labour is a party without a purpose now, arguably even more than the Conservative Party. What would Labour give, directly, to voters, say “floating voters” (who are now hugely more numerous than in the historical past of the years 1945-1997)? The “Boris” government has almost thrown money at various groups during 2020-2022 and, while it fell down by abandoning, temporarily, the State Pension “triple lock” that is now coming back, thus (?) ensuring the loyalty of many pensioners.

As I have been blogging, recent by-elections, though bad for the Conservative Party, have been even worse for Labour. Even the 2021 by-election at Batley and Spen, won by thick-as-two-short-planks communitarian “Labour” candidate Kim Leadbeater, was only won by one point.

The Labour vote (yes, partly by reason of tactical voting) has collapsed in other recent by-elections.

In any general election this year, I would expect a lot of protest voting, and also quite a lot of abstention, both in former Labour and Conservative voter-ranks.

I doubt that Labour can win a majority in the House of Commons. Whether it could cobble together a “confidence and supply” arrangement with the SNP is an open question. The SNP might demand another “Indyref”, but in a sense, Labour can grant that easily enough, now that sentiment north of the border seems to be moving against (pseudo) Independence.

A hung Parliament seems at present the most likely result.

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Since 2010, the Darren Grimes/Tom Harwood types have exercised almost absurd influence in and around the now-misnamed “Conservative” Party. They really should flounce off. Controlled opposition, completely under the (((usual))) toxic influence.

Yet another (((controlled opposition))) gay media type pretending to be a populist anti-System type: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Wootton.

Ukraine blues

It strikes me that one person who will regret the departure of Boris-idiot will be the Jew Zelensky, who has been given a great deal by the Downing Street oaf, and promised a great deal more.

Naturally, the NWO will continue to prop up the Kiev regime, but “Boris” made it a major part of his “Poundland Churchill” routine. Zelensky had “Boris” over a barrel and, (((typically))) tried to extract more and more from his victim.

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Beth Rigby is absurd, very poor indeed; about the same low level as Laura Kuenssberg. These mediocrities get paid hundreds of thousands a year. Why?

Incidentally, re. Laura Kuenssberg’s parents and grandparents, I saw this:

In 1941, [Ekkehard von] Kuenssberg married Constance Hardy, with whom he had been a medical student at Edinburgh. They lived at Canonmills and had two sons and two daughters. They later moved out of the city to Haddington, East Lothian. In retirement, Kuenssberg suffered from Parkinson’s disease and cancer. He died in December 2000.[2]

In 1940, [Ekkehard von] Kuenssberg’s mother was living in Heidelberg and was registered as Jewish.[6] His father died in Germany in 1941, and his mother then lived at Finstergrün Castle until the end of the war. She survived her husband until 1977, reaching the age of 94.[3]

One of [Ekkehard von] Kuenssberg’s sons is Professor Nick Kuenssberg OBE, whose children include the diplomat Joanna Kuenssberg, a former High Commissioner to Mozambique, and Laura Kuenssberg, former political editor of BBC News.[3][7]

So Laura Kuenssberg’s paternal grandmother was Jewish, and was registered in National Socialist Germany as Jewish, yet lived (unmolested, and not arrested, nor detained, nor deported to a camp etc) throughout the Second World War, most of which she spent, as a paying guest, in a castle in Austria: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finstergr%C3%BCn_Castle.

If you were to believe the usual Jewish/Zionist propaganda, you would assume (wrongly) that all Jews were ruthlessly hunted down by SS or Gestapo, and then deported somewhere. Not so.

[Burg Finstergrün; photo: Arne Müseler]

Well, given that the UK msm is basically Jew-Zionist-dominated, they could hardly tell the truth, and call “Boris”-idiot “a part-Jew/Levantine public entertainer whose jokes now fall flat“, could they?

Ha ha. Anyone who has read my blog over the past 5+ years will have received, if I say so myself who shouldn’t, a far better and higher level of analysis than that pumped out by System msm drones such as Laura Kuenssberg and Beth Rigby.

That idiot is from South America (though of English background and schooling). I suppose that one should not assume that he is snorting white powder. A facade of intellect and erudition, yet he comes out with untrue rubbish as seen above

Incidentally, I have never seen or heard anything in the slightest “brilliant” from Boris-idiot. Au contraire.

I suppose it would be churlish to speculate as to whether the descendant of the one on the left may have, 100+ years on, stabbed or mugged the descendant of the one on the right, or replaced said descendant in his own homeland?

A thought out of season, nothing more…

In that, at least, I agree with Hannan.

“KGB” fantasies

Labour are going with the “Boris met a former KGB officer” stuff. Well, far be it from me to defend Boris-idiot, but so what if he did? I myself met a “former KGB officer” a few times in the early/mid 1990s; he even lunched with me once or twice at Lincoln’s Inn. “Ed”, like many others, had morphed into a businessman and, as far as I know, was no longer engaged in espionage but was, like most people, just trying to make a living in a more or less ordinary way. Does that mean that I also am suspect? I think not.

The Soviet Union ceased to exist, even formally, over 30 years ago.

Yvette Cooper is another MP-idiot, as well as a fraudster, expenses cheat, “refugees welcome” hypocrite, and mouthpiece for the Jewish lobby and Israel (oh, and a would-be dictator). Another good reason not to vote for fake “Labour”, in fact.

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I assessed Andrea Jenkyns a few years ago on the blog, but was too kind (always my weakness) to include her in my “Deadhead MPs” series, which is, arguably, where she belongs: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/05/21/the-andrea-jenkyns-story/.

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Boris-idiot has not been punished at all. He must be punished.

Zelensky will go; maybe “Boris” will also…go.

Priti Patel should also…go…

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Diary Blog, 28 March 2022

Morning music

[Colonnade and Singing Fountain, Marianske Lazne (former Marienbad), Czech Republic]

On this day a year ago

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Russia and Ukraine have always been, if not one entity, then at least bound together. The very word “Ukraine” comes from a root meaning something like “outskirts”, in other words an outer part of Russia. Little Russia, as it was once called. In the 19thC, Tchaikovsky called his Second Symphony, the “Little Russian“.

A typically-meaningless example of Twitter logic: if you removed the “black and brown” vote from UK elections (since about 1990), you would never have had the Labour governments of the 1997-2010 period, and you would in fact never have any Labour-label government again.

The forces of Evil usually pose as “good”.

Behind their would-be dictating, though, the guilty politician-puppets are afraid, which is why they are always whining about their supposedly inadequate security.

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The SNP has proven to be a good example of the old maxim of Lord Acton about how “power corrupts“. First that old fraud Salmond, who turned out to be a sex pest and/or rapist (though, “lucky in his jury”, he was acquitted, formally); then came would-be dictator and would-be “world leader” Nicola Sturgeon, that silly little woman. Not to mention that Paki-stani, whose name escapes me, and who wants to introduce Stasi-style interference with free speech, even in private homes.

The SNP, which in any case is not really “national” at all, should be kicked into the bin.

Chuck a few logs on the fire from me!

Kids“? Is that a typo? I was thinking “n**s“.

As a group, they cannot create a civilization, and find it hard even to live in one created by others. Their more natural role is to destroy anything decent that those others have created and maintained. In our society, and as a group, useless and quite negative.

Starmer, at best, is just a puppet. Bin him.

White Genocide, in essence.

To coin a phrase, “me too“…in fact, I do not know anyone at all who has ever watched GB News. Does it really have an audience?

There are still a couple of English left, at the back. “Hello, Robinson Crusoe!

My view of Enoch Powell has not at all changed since the 1970s. A highly-intelligent, highly-educated, very courageous man, who was also a political idiot.

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

“Whatever you do, don’t mention the Jews!”

In this long BBC assessment of the Jew “oligarch” and billionaire, Roman Abramovich [see below], penned by one Justin Parkinson, the words “Jew” and “Jewish” appear not once. Not one single time: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-60708450.

According to the BBC, the oligarch-thieves are all “Russian“…and many poor saps that know no better probably believe the lies that are broadcast by BBC, Sky, ITV News etc.

I suppose that the ordinary UK person actually believes that the so-called “Russian” oligarchs really are Russian. In fact, few are.

Roman Arkadyevich Abramovich was born on 24 October 1966 in SaratovRussian SFSRSoviet Union (present-day Saratov, Russia). His parents are of Ashkenazi Jewish descent” [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_Abramovich].

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So it appears that the Science and Technology reporter for the Independent cannot distinguish between a personal disagreement and a situation where silly, “entitled” pseudo-“green” crazies, making a ridiculous propaganda point, block people from getting where they need to go on public roads.

The only quibble I have about that tweet is the use of the word “animals” in the full post. Don’t tar animals with the brush of the guilt of degenerate sub-humans.

Incidentally, while I generally dislike the death penalty (as such), in rare and particularly-egregious cases of the above sort, I just think…”let them burn“…

Finally, not one of the sub-humans was executed (not even the only one actually sentenced to death): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murders_of_Channon_Christian_and_Christopher_Newsom.

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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vladim%C3%ADr_Soukup]
[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V%C3%ADt%C4%9Bzslava_Kapr%C3%A1lov%C3%A1]

Diary Blog, 15 December 2021, including brief assessment of the North Shropshire by-election

Morning music

[The Lion, Forbury Gardens, Reading; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maiwand_Lion]

Interesting travelogue

Lyrics unintentionally amusing in places…

Us and Them

A fairly hard-hitting video by Paul Joseph Watson, “@PrisonPlanet”. I do not rate Watson very highly from the strict political point of view, but his interesting vlogs have awoken many, at least from unquestioning acceptance of the propaganda pumped out by the System.

On this day a year ago

Another ghastly crime against a small child

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10310411/TWO-tragic-children-murdered-failed-system.html

This time, the crime involved crazed lesbians, one of which (the actual murderess) was from some (unspecified but looking at the photo probably Irish tinker-“traveller”) “gypsy” origin, according to the newspaper report.

Dismissed as ‘racist homophobes’, the great grandparents who tried to save Star Hobson: Toddler’s injuries were ignored FIVE TIMES by social services after gipsy lesbian stepmother ‘convinced them relatives who raised alarm were malicious’ [Daily Mail].

Is there more of this sort of terrible abuse now, as compared to, say, 1960, or 1930? I do not know. The breakdown of society, and social norms, may be part of the problem, but there is a dearth of reliable information.

The cost of the panicdemic/scamdemic “measures” and relief

Still think that the “Boris”/Sunak “furlough” giveaway, and other nonsense such as “Test and Trace”, has been cost-free to individual members of the public? Think again: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10310253/Ministers-consider-plans-raise-state-retirement-age-born-1970s-seven-years.html.

North Shropshire by-election

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2021_North_Shropshire_by-election.

The by-election in North Shropshire is taking place tomorrow. I have not bothered to blog about it because the seat has until now been considered safe for the Conservative Party. I have just read an appreciation by a Professor Jennings: https://news.sky.com/story/north-shropshire-by-election-could-a-surprise-be-on-the-cards-12495468.

There are 14 candidates: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2021_North_Shropshire_by-election#Candidates.

The Conservative candidate is one Dr. Neil Shastri-Hurst, who seems to be of mixed origins, and who is both a barrister and a medical doctor (former Army doctor): see https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/tory-candidate-branded-callous-over-25530760. The election is plainly his to lose, given the history of the seat.

Conservative Party candidates have won every election for the seat since 1832 (the seat was not in existence between 1885 and 1983), and the Conservative Party vote peaked in 2019 at 62.7%.

Labour, though traditionally usually coming in in second place, came close to ousting the Conservative candidate in 1997; only about 4 points separated the top two that year.

In 2019, the Labour candidate received a vote-share of 22.1%, but the same candidate had scored 31.1% in 2017.

The Conservative Party vote-share has risen uninterruptedly since 1997, whereas the Labour vote has generally declined; the 2017 Labour vote-share was higher than in most years.

It follows that, should the “unthinkable” occur and Shastri-Hurst not be elected, the shock to the Conservative Party (and “Boris”) would be seismic.

Among the 14 candidates are Reclaim Party (the Laurence Fox vehicle), Reform UK (the latest Nigel Farage pop-up), the rump of UKIP, and Heritage, as well as Green Party and the LibDems, whose best result in effect (as Liberal Party) was a second-place 31.6% in 1983.

In the past, it was likely that serious tactical voters would go Labour rather than LibDem, Labour having the higher likelihood of success in the seat, but that is an open question this time. The bookmakers put the Conservatives and LibDems neck-and-neck, and it seems that confidence is not high in the “Boris” camp. Having said that, bookmakers are often a poor source for election predictions, their odds reflecting (mainly) bets placed, many of which are placed far from the constituency.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/dec/13/bookies-make-lib-dems-favourite-in-north-shropshire-poll-owen-paterson-byelection.

Naturally, newspaper reports such as that, showing that the LibDems have a good chance, tend to encourage tactical voting.

As to how much the Conservative vote will be impacted by the smaller quasi-conservative parties such as Reform UK, Reclaim, UKIP and Heritage, hard to say but probably no more than 20% altogether. Still, that notional 20% could be crucial.

Turnout is forecast to be low, not least because many usually Conservative voters seem to despise “Boris” and his misgovernment, and so, unwilling to vote Labour or even LibDem, may simply abstain.

My assessment? I think that the LibDems must have a chance, anyway.

The usual Conservative vote may not turn out (though many will have voted by post already), the overall turnout may be low (favouring other parties), the majority of voters in such a seat will never vote for post-2010 Labour, and the four smaller baby-con parties will tap votes which would otherwise go Con.

The LibDems are not quite as zealous about Covid “restrictions” and “measures” (such as the facemask nonsense) as are the present Government and its Labour “enablers”. That may help the LibDems.

The Conservative candidate is non-white (apparently half-English) in a 95% white English constituency, though that may be of only peripheral importance, looking at non-white “Conservative” MPs elsewhere. I had never heard of him until today but, reading about him, he seems to be very much a “head over heart” person; the voters may not warm to him.

There again, many people just want to give both the “Boris” circus and the Labour “enablers” (who have just saved the Government’s bacon yet again) a good kick. That has to favour the LibDems. Still, fairly open even now.

It will be interesting to see how misnamed “Labour” does, too. About 31% in 2017, but only 22% in 2019 (both times under Corbyn). Now, under “Covid” zealot Starmer? If Labour cannot get at least 20%, it will be significant.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Shropshire_(UK_Parliament_constituency).

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So to get a peerage now, if you cannot donate a million to a System political party, you have to do noteworthy things such as…set up a charity or “good cause” which closes after a year or two with all its monies “gone” under suspicious circumstances, then fail to become either an MP or Mayor of London, and then…oh. that’s it, except that it helps to be black or brown these days.

It has been a little while since antifa cheerleader Mike Stuchbery mentioned me on Twitter. Well, one “good turn” deserves another! https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/10/23/a-few-words-about-mike-stuchbery/.

At least Stuchbery has given up describing himself as “historian“. Now it is “journalist/content editor“…

A rigged contest between an incompetent government and the official opposition that is enabling most of that government’s dictatorial “Covid” laws and regulations.

I have blogged before about potential minority Labour governments which would depend on SNP support. Problem would be that the SNP would like another Independence referendum, or even actual Independence. The hypothetical minority Labour government could not of course grant the latter without a referendum. As to the former, the SNP would probably make the holding of such a referendum a sine qua non of any Commons support.

Were a Scottish Independence referendum to be held, and were the SNP to win a majority for breaking away from the UK, as soon as the break happened, there would be no SNP MPs at Westminster. That Labour government would then fall.

On the figures modelled, Labour could then govern with LibDem support, but recent elections have shown the Conservative Party far larger in the Commons than Labour. No SNP might mean no Labour government ever again. An interesting conundrum for Labour, if those modelled figures were to match electoral reality in the next 2-3 years.

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That Tom Harwood person is obviously a “slithey tove”, and careerist, who is quite knowingly “controlled opposition”.

Pretty sad that a government can use the Whittys and Fergusons to give faked “credibility” to their agenda —or rather the agenda of a transnational conspiracy of which “Boris” and his clowns are mere puppets— and then use scribblers and talking heads to spread the fake news.

Strange anomaly

For some reason, far more hits on the blog today than usual; several hundred, in fact. The other unusual statistic is that two-thirds today are apparently from Germany, which is very anomalous. There are usually a few hits from Germany, but not hundreds! Deutschland erwache!?

For those who may be interested, this blog usually gets about 80% of its hits from the UK; the rest come from all over the world, though most are from the USA, Australia, and a few other countries (France, Germany, Canada, and —oddly?— China are usually represented). I have had hits from almost every country, even places such as Burkina Faso, Paraguay, and (once only, I think!) Antarctica. Perhaps Adolf, emerging from an Antarctic opening from the hollow Earth (by submarine or flying saucer?), with devotees of the Welteislehre! Only joking…

Early evening music

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The atomization of the population, and the sophisticated tools now in use for repressing any collective political or socio-political dissent, may lead to a wave of “lone wolves”, unless a proper social-national movement comes into existence soon. That possible wave of lone wolves would be a pity, because only a social-national movement can save us.

Just imagine…that could, and in fact would, be President of the USA if Biden were to snuff it while in office! Still, look at Biden himself. Come to that, who are we to talk, looking at Boris-idiot, Gove, and the rest of that pack of clowns?

I would compare these venal MPs to members of another old-established occupation, but at least those others give their customers pleasure, and/or a presumably required service, and at least the public does not end up footing the bill.

I did not know that, not that that matters, I not being a voter in North Shropshire.

I have a better and more just idea, but do not think that I can express it. I might add that I am surprised that Griffin, a Cambridge graduate, cannot spell the word restaurateur.

Already, Oxford is very different to what it was, not in the time of Zuleika Dobson, or that of Brideshead Revisited, but to what it was in the early 1960s.

I recall going once or twice with my mother in or about 1962 to some kind of Oxfam volunteer thing on, I think, a Saturday (we lived between Reading and Wallingford, so not hugely far from Oxford). I recall tables strewn with donated clothing in some kind of church hall or the like. People were sorting them, I think.

I do remember fairly empty roads, even in Oxford itself. I think we drove past the famous meadow track where the 4-minute-mile had been broken in 1954; my mother remarked on it. Anyway, the point is that the city and surroundings seemed uncrowded, quite different to the congested Oxford of today, where driving and especially parking is a nightmare.

Inflation 5%…not very long ago it was about 2.5%. Then we have the “proposal” to increase the pension age more rapidly than had been planned before the “panicdemic”.

Still think that “furlough” payments, and the rest of the “Covid” madness, came at no cost to the individual citizen? Think again…

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Incidentally, the hall where that noble performance of Bruckner’s Ninth Symphony was recorded, on 7 October 1944, was destroyed by Allied bombing only weeks, or even days, later. There is now nothing left of the Beethoven-saal but a few stones and a couple of plaques. Wikipedia has the date of its destruction as 1 January 1944, which is probably a mistake (it may have been 1 January 1945).

Diary Blog, 28 November 2021

Keir Starmer interview

As mentioned in yesterday’s blog post [https://ianrobertmillard.org/2021/11/27/diary-blog-27-november-2021/], I heard and later saw parts of Nick Robinson’s interview with Keir Starmer. Now, because it has been recycled several times on BBC World TV, I have seen most of the rest of it.

Overall impression? What an incredible “cuck”, in the American vernacular, that man is! Actually, his manner reminds me of another weasel, now deceased: Cecil Parkinson [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cecil_Parkinson]. There is even a passing physical resemblance:

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[Cecil Parkinson]

The above picture shows Parkinson when aged 75. When younger, he looked a good deal more like Starmer, in my opinion.

I doubt, however, that Starmer is a shit, in the personal realm, on anything like (if at all) the level that Parkinson was:

Parkinson died from colorectal cancer at The London Clinic in Marylebone, London, on 22 January 2016.[14] He left nothing in his will for his daughter Flora:[15] in April 2017, it was reported that Sara Keays was preparing to sue Parkinson’s estate to continue to gain support for her daughter’s 24-hour care, for regular payments had ceased a few months after Parkinson died.[16]

Parkinson’s daughter, Mary, was found dead at her home in Wandsworth on 10 December 2017, aged 57. Police did not treat the death as suspicious,[17] and it was later reported that she had committed suicide.” [Wikipedia].

[addendum: it seems that Parkinson did make Flora Keays the beneficiary of a life assurance policy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sara_Keays].

Apart from the (to my mind) physical similarity, Parkinson had something else in common with Starmer, who is (at an educated guess) a freemason. Parkinson was apparently an “active freemason” [Wikipedia]. It would be surprising if Starmer, a former Director of Public Prosecutions, were not a freemason, though I concede that I have no direct evidence that he is.

I ought to add that I once knew a woman who was seated alongside Parkinson at a State banquet, some time not long after the scandal with Sara Keays. That woman said that Parkinson was quite sympathetic in his manner. Maybe he went down better with women; I always thought that he deserved a good kick.

Reverting to that Nick Robinson interview, obviously Starmer is not a clown and pathetic waste of space in the “Boris” Johnson mode, but actually I can see why he has not really cut through to the public, despite Johnson’s incredible lack of ability and competence.

Starmer, like a good mid-range lawyer, makes the right noises: Channel migration invasion must be dealt with by “cross-border co-operation“, and the “upstream causes” dealt with, said he.

What does that mean? “Upstream causes“? So…wars and socio-economic problems in places such as Iraq, Kurdistan, Syria, Afghanistan, black Africa etc? How will Starmer “deal with”, or cure, those? Answer came there none, methinks.

The only thing that Starmer looked at all passionate about, or even interested in, was so-called “anti-Semitism”, with the focus on his Jewish wife and half-Jewish children. I saw no real interest in (or policy concerning) the huge poverty that does exist in the UK in places, made worse by continuing mass immigration. Housing problems, the same.

It may be that Starmer does take an interest in those social, and so political, problems, but if so he failed to actually convey any great interest. That is of importance in a supposedly “democratic” political leader.

Hitler talked about “dirty democratic politicians“. We are now in a contest between the sheer incompetence and corruption of the “Boris” regime, and the —if you like— “managerial semi-socialism” of a Keir Starmer Labour offering. No wonder the opinion polls show a stalemate at present.

Looking again at Parkinson’s Wikipedia entry, interesting to note that he achieved high office despite having come from unmoneyed, modest, and indeed humble, origins. Something increasingly rare in our own day.

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Quite. The facemask and “vaccine” zealots display a pathology that is quite incredible at times, and which will of course be given full rein yet again, now that the Cabinet of clowns has ordered mask-wearing in shops, on trains etc from Tuesday.

As many have pointed out, masks in supermarkets but not in crowded pubs…The whole thing is just mad. All because (we are told) a “new variant” has appeared which may (or may not) be “as dangerous” as previous “variants”. Meaning those variants that killed 1 in 1,000 (if that) of the UK population. Madness but, on some level, planned madness.

I cannot believe that Farage retains even the slightest degree of credibility with anyone but, sadly, there probably are maybe rather dim Daily Mail readers, or Daily Express readers (if any still exist), who would still follow him.

I have only known personally two people who have knowingly contracted “the virus”. Two people! In nearly 2 years! Both in 2020. One was my late —nothing to do with “Covid”, incidentally— and then 98 y o mother-in law, who only knew she had “the virus” because she was routinely tested while in hospital for another, and completely different, problem. She had no symptoms, despite her age, infirmity, and existing medical conditions, and was discharged a few weeks later. Like so many others , she only contracted “Covid” because she was staying in one of the NHS’s shambolic hospitals.

The other person I know who has had “Covid-19” is my 20-something Australian niece, living in London, who was advised to take paracetamol, drink water, and rest! So much for the (unused) emergency “Nightingale” hospitals etc! She lost taste and smell for a week or so, had a few other symptoms, but soon made a full recovery without the need for any NHS medical assistance at all, unless you count the “take paracetamol and drink water” “advice” (given over the telephone).

Panicdemic…

All to do, really, with scaring the people to accept a biosecurity police state, so that “the Great Reset” can proceed from 2022-2055.

That ridiculous “Femi” creature was hoping to become a Labour MP, I think, and thousands of white, and even educated, Twitter twits seemed to give him credibility, about 2-4 years ago, but most people soon saw through his complete nonsense, so he remains living with his affluent parents, and pretends to be some kind of socio-political “influencer” on Twitter. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Femi_Oluwole. Note that Wikipedia calls him “British”…(apparently he was born in the UK).

Forget whatever that evil woman, Priyamvada Gopal, may have said about Israeli puppet Priti Patel; more to the point, the Gopal woman is an enemy of the British people, their history, race and culture. There are, in the real (not the strictly legal) sense, traitors riddling Whitehall.

Dan Snow

Just heard 25 mins of his history podcast. What a total “cuck” for the Zionist lobby… a silver-spoon “favoured nephew”…

I shall not bother with his stuff again.

Apropos of that, the woman interviewed was terribly excited about a British Intelligence bod of (mainly) the 1920s and 1930s. These people never see the wood for the trees. Yes, such spy bods were and are very active, but the big picture is that Britain could have joined with the German Reich to rule much of the world, but instead of that decided to declare war against the Reich. As a result, Britain (with its big friends USA/USSR) beat Germany into the ground, but also lost both its Empire and its world role, and set itself back economically for decades.

As for the rest of the world, the Second World War was disastrous. Famine, population upheavals, civil wars, premature decolonization, environmental degradation. The effects are still rippling out.

Now? Well, we hear much about the supposed “threat” from Russia —non-existent were it not for Russia being prodded constantly by NATO (NWO)—, and of course “terrorism” (including the actually or effectively non-existent “far right” sort) while the UK is actually being destroyed from within, daily, eaten away by treacherous termites, not to mention the connected migration-invasion, and births to non-whites.

The Augean Stables need to be cleansed: msm outlets, Parliament, academia, other areas too.

The big picture is what matters, not spy games by minor-public-school careerists.

https://podfollow.com/1042631089/episode/354f2d08835a7ee810ba4c82678a8fbf73871708/view.

The person lionized on the podcast apparently caused many thousands of Jews to be brought to the UK.

There should be the opposite of a decoration, that could be awarded to some individuals. A “rotten tomato” medal…

Ah…just looked up the interviewee on Wikipedia:

During the 1990s, she was active on the international stage in the youth movement of The Council of Christians and Jews, and in promoting inter-faith relations. She has written over 20 books, with special expertise on the 10,000 German-speaking refugees who served in the British forces during the Second World War, especially the Royal Pioneer Corps.[1]

She is an Honorary Research Fellow in the Dept of Hebrew & Jewish Studies at University College London and Honorary member of The Association of Jewish Refugees. She teaches at the London Jewish Cultural Centre.

Fry lives in north London.”… [Wikipedia [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Fry]

“Fry”, or (originally?/perhaps?) “Frei”?

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Blutfahne

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[“Blood Flag” parade, commemorating 9 November 1923; Nuremberg, 1934 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blutfahne]
[“The banner must stand, even when the man falls”]

In these times of increasing State and Zionist-lobby repression, we in England must remember that, though people may be repressed, the idea of a better future cannot, ultimately, be repressed.

Haiku

A reader of this blog sent, via the Comments section, a link to, inter alia, a haiku [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haiku] he had written. I was thus “inspired” to write one for the first time in years. It is in the English haiku tradition, 17 syllables over 3 lines:

The empty words
From the mouth of “Boris”
Seem even emptier now

On this day, a year ago

SNP Conference

As my blog’s regular readers will know, I usually steer clear of Scottish internal politics. I do not purport to know a great deal about Scottish politics, and have never even been there. Having said that, the SNP and its peculiar cranky little leader, Nicola Sturgeon, cannot be entirely ignored.

I happened to see the article referred to in that tweet: https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/is-this-the-beginning-of-the-end-for-nicola-sturgeon-.

The SNP, which had almost no MPs until six years ago (it took about 40 years just to get one), took off in 2015, and is still in precarious power north of the border.

The SNP benefits from not being Conservative, Labour, or LibDem. Simply that. Scotland was once rock-solid Labour, but a few years of Blair’s pathetic, smug, and dishonest henchman, Jim Murphy (and general trends), put paid to that. Labour now has only one Westminster MP from Scotland.

As the Spectator article notes, only half of the Scottish electorate (in fact, at present, less than half— 47%) favour Independence, the number one policy of the SNP.

Surely Scotland could not and would not break away from the UK if only a tiny majority voted to leave the Union?

In reality, what if even , say, 57% favoured Independence? Would that really be enough to tear Scotland from England? It might be far more divisive in Scotland than the Leave result was in the UK overall in 2016.

The SNP has not done so well in its other areas of responsibility, a fact that might explain why it has only 64 seats out of 129 in the Scottish Parliament, a plurality but not a majority (the SNP governs with the 7 votes of the Green Party): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scottish_Parliament.

No radical conclusion from me. I do not see the present Con, Lab, or LibDem parties enthusing Scotland much in terms of Westminster elections, so it seems that the SNP will remain the only game in town, north of the notional, if not “national”, border.

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“The Great Reset” starts in only 5 weeks…33-year cycle. 1923. 1956. 1989. 2022. 2055…

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Diary Blog, 27 November 2021

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The LibDems have been washed-up since they “enabled” the misnamed “Conservative” Party, under part-Jews David Cameron-Levita and George Osborne, to impose wrongheaded austerity on the poorer two-thirds of the British people.

As for Reform UK, a pathetic “controlled opposition” vehicle, but a straw which may be clutched at by many in the absence of a real social-national party; the lineal successor to Brexit Party and UKIP.

Green Party upswing is another “grasp at straws” sign of voter desperation or frustration.

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Well, this week brings another victory for me over political journalist John Rentoul; I scored 7/10 as against his 4/10. I did not know the answers to questions 5, 6 and 7.

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System politicians and msm talking heads (and the medical establishment) are still pushing the “it’s an existential threat to humanity” narrative, and that is all you will hear and see on the BBC, Sky, ITN etc. They have painted themselves into a corner with their panic, lies, and obfuscations.

We are Chinese, if you please! We are Chinese if you don’t please!...”

The mask zealots are truly insane and/or brainwashed. I had to argue, briefly, with a cheeky Ch… I mean Chinese… student in Waitrose in mid-2020. Told the interfering little alien to get lost.

No…

(((They))) truly are “the simulacrum of the human“…

Telling…The people do not want either main System party “leader” as Prime Minister. The people really want social-nationalism, but they themselves do not even know it, because the repression on free speech, and the lies of the ZOG/NWO msm, have them completely confused.

On that modelling, Labour would need support from both the SNP and the LibDems to form even a working minority government; the Conservative Party would in theory be able to govern with SNP support. However, the price of that would be, at the least, another Scottish Independence referendum.

Writing as advocatus diabolus, I suppose that the Conservative Party could buy the SNP by offering actual Independence without a referendum, but that might cause a political explosion north of the border, where about half of the Scottish voters are opposed to, or at least not in favour of, “independence” (independence from the UK/England, but not necesssarily from the international finance system, NWO/ZOG, NATO etc…).

Still, continuing in the cynical vein, and as I have blogged before, if Scotland were “independent” (from the UK), that would pretty much kill off Labour as a party of (“rump UK” or England/Wales) government. Once you take out the 48 SNP MPs and the one Labour MP from the Commons, as well as the 4 LibDems and 6 Conservatives, it becomes clear that Labour would never be able to form even a minority government, unless there were some kind of “peaceful revolution” in England. On the above modelling, Con 289, Lab 264, LibDem 7. (plus other parties).

From (just over) a year ago

Happened to see my blog post from 14 November last year. It has worn quite well. I notice that —no fault of mine— there is a slight Groundhog Day feel about it… https://ianrobertmillard.org/2020/11/14/diary-blog-14-november-2020/.

I may make a more exact “year ago” posting a feature on the blog. Here is my offering from exactly a year ago: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2020/11/27/diary-blog-27-november-2020/.

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[Levitan: Above Eternal Peace]

The Chase Celebrity Special

Saw an old (not sure how old) “celebrity” version of The Chase quiz show. Featured Jewish-Zionist zealot Rachel Riley, who seemed to be pretty ignorant, though not much worse than the others. She even got a very simple maths question wrong (actually not wrong, because she failed to answer). Ghastly former MP, Edwina Currie, was the only one to be knocked out before the end. Surprisingly, though, the remaining three won £66,000 for charity, so that was nice, anyway.

Those who watch TV quiz shows will know that the “celebrity” shows are invariably cringeworthy, and lead one to speculate why hugely well-paid celebrity faces are often so hugely ignorant. I have seen few such “celebrities” acquit themselves well. One of the few who did was studiedly foppish interior designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laurence_Llewelyn-Bowen]. I think that that was also on The Chase.

Keir Starmer

Heard part of an interview with Keir Starmer, conducted by Nick Robinson. Starmer’s first point, even before it was explored further by Robinson, was how he had done everything he could to stop “anti-Semitism” in Labour (I think that his pleasant phrase was “tear out“…).

Seems that Starmer’s only real interest is in bringing aid and comfort to the Jews, despite the fact that they are numerically few (250,000-300,000), and so relatively insignificant in electoral terms.

Starmer admitted that, at home, his family does celebrate Jewish customary holidays. Sadly, Nick Robinson was too polite to ask whether Starmer, on such occasions, wears the little skullcap (“yarmulka“) which I believe (rightly or not) is de rigueur.

Nick Robinson is himself at least half-Jewish: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Robinson_(journalist).

On radio (the interview was also shown on TV), Robinson’s intro mentioned the problem Starmer has with seeming credible to the public were he to appear, as Prime Minister, on the step of 10, Downing Street. I am scarcely favourable to Starmer but, surely, after Boris-idiot, almost anyone would be credible, or at least not seem worse?

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I may listen later.

This is now descending into total madness (again). A “variant” of a virus that kills about 1 in every 1,000 in the UK (and 1 out of 4,000 in the world), and this stupid yet evil Cabinet of clowns is apparently going to mandate the facemask nonsense again! We are pretty much at war now, not with “Covid” but with this evil Con regime, its equally evil fake “Labour” supposed opposition, and with a transnational conspiracy with several (to use Biblical language) heads and/or horns.

So the police shut down mild heckling of “antifa”-type “useful idiots”? Reminds me of the Trafalgar Square disgrace which continued for years in the 1980s, with amplified yelling 24/7 outside the South African Embassy, while the police, on political orders, allowed it and in fact facilitated it.

System conspiracy.

Birmingham men“?! Hardy ha ha…

Good grief! The gall and madness surprises even me! A consultant cardiologist is “fact-checked” by some bimbo with a “degree” in…wait for it… magazine journalism!

Kristalltag Wien! Jetzt!

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Diary Blog, 3 October 2021

Greta Nut commentary

Interesting discussion and interview with “cancelled” (msm-censored) historian, David Starkey.

I had better not say what I think of Greta Thunberg, or what might happen in an ideal world. We do not have freedom of expression any more in the UK. I have blogged about her, though, including this from two years ago: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/09/29/greta-thunberg-system-approved-wunderkind/.

If Greta Thunberg did not exist, it would be necessary for the international conspiracy to invent her. Oh, no, wait…

Another interesting video

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I did not know that that trial had started; if it has concluded, I have seen no report of it. As of today, she is still tweeting:

I hope that the Welsh teaching contingent teach the children of Wales how much better Africa was when Europeans ruled most of it. Especially between 1945 and until European colonies ceased to exist in the 1960s and 1970s. I doubt that that will be taught, though…

Claudia Webbe is ignorant, and as thick as two short planks.

The voters of Leicester East have been unfortunate. First the corrupt and sleazy Indian, Keith Vaz, and now this thick waste of space. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leicester_East_(UK_Parliament_constituency)#Elections_in_the_2010s.

If people never speak, they cannot spread “subversive” ideas such as free speech, freedom of expression, or the idea that Europe would be far better without (((certain elements))).

I rather like the tweets of @EternalEnglish. I urge any readers with Twitter accounts to follow that account while they can, before (((the usual suspects))) have it expunged. I might not agree with all of what he says, but, adapting the lyrics of “Meatloaf”, “nine out of ten ain’t bad”.

[Update, 3 October 2022: as I feared, the Jew lobby has now had tweeter “@EternalEnglish” removed from Twitter].

When I was a barrister practising from chambers in Exeter (2002-2008), I had contact with some of the Devon (and East Cornwall) hunting/shooting country set. Not necessarily “bad people”, but not particularly “good” either. Overall, just rather backward in terms of attitude, I should say.

Facemask nonsense

(Q: is “laughter the best medicine”?)

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I am no medic, but there has been, from the start, something not right about the whole System narrative around the Covid-19 “panicdemic”.

First of all, in early 2020, we were told that this was something almost akin to the 1970s British TV series, Survivors (no relation to the funny Alison Chabloz banned song of the same name): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Survivors_(1975_TV_series); incidentally, writing this, I notice that Survivors was remade in 2008, still with the same idea, i.e. that a Chinese lab releases a deadly virus, which spreads worldwide, changing everything…makes you think.

So, anyway, we were all thoroughly frightened in early 2020. However, measures such as the facemask nonsense were not implemented in the UK for about another 7 months. In some parts of Europe, notably Sweden, there was no panic, no facemask nonsense, all the bars and offices stayed open, and —quelle surprise— outcomes were better than in the UK and the other panicked parts of Europe (France, Germany, Italy, Belgium etc).

Since then we have seen that, in the world as a whole (even on the very inflated and misapplied statistics used), maybe 5 million people have died of or, rather, with “the virus”, which figure sounds huge but is out of 8 BILLION people. In other words, roughly one person out of every 1,800.

In fact, most of the deceased had other life-threatening problems anyway, many have been very aged (thus with low immunity), and many have become part of the death-statistics simply because they had (unreliable) positive tests for “the virus” up to a month prior to their death (which might even have been in a car accident). Absurd.

The UK is now going to be hit with poverty and restriction thanks to the policies applied for nearly two years by part-Jew chancer “Boris” and Indian “clever boy” Rishi Sunak. Pensioners are going to be hit as far as they can be without alienating their mainly pro-Conservative Party votes entirely; taxes overall will be increased by stealth as far as possible.

Huge amounts that could have been spent improving infrastructure and/or the environment have been just squandered on nothing much, squandered for no reason.

The crazed “furlough” payments and other policies did not come free of charge, though the masses probably, in fact clearly, assumed that they did.

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Interesting. Even less favourable than I would have assumed. A small sample, though.

A far larger sample than with the previous tweets, but once you adjust for the inbuilt Remainer bias on Twitter, the result is, in reality, probably not far off 50-50 again.

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Keep chucking a few msm crumbs at Ash Sarkar and her cohorts, and the System will have no trouble from them, none at all. Give her a regular TV slot, and she will say (and probably do) almost anything…

See also: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/01/01/disordered-and-infantile-people/.

Meanwhile, and while free speech in the UK is being destroyed by, mainly, Jew-Zionists, the BBC has seen fit to make a TV drama series, Ridley Road, portraying Jew terrorists, gangsters, and other thugs of the 1960s, as heroes.

Britain: the view from New York

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A girl I once knew had a Jamaican record, the lyrics of which went something like “Execute de corruptors!“…

Perhaps it is the right time to supply a few links about Mosley, to redress the imbalance caused by (((the usual))) BBC and other msm propaganda: https://www.oswaldmosley.com/; https://www.sanctuarypress.com/; https://www.sanctuarypress.com/bookshop/civilization-as-divine-superman/; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oswald_Mosley.

Possible, yes. Also very short-lived.

As Labour is now, its only hope of office is to get to within about 50-60 seats of a Commons majority, and then to make a compact of some sort with the SNP and its MPs (numbering, at present, 45). However, the SNP would only make such a compact on the firm understanding of an early Indyref Mark 2. If that were to happen, and if, then, the SNP won such a second “indyref”, then the UK would break up, the SNP would no longer be in the Commons at all, and Labour as a party of government would be history.

Good point from Hitchens here. The point is valid also in respect of the Second World War. In the UK, great strides were being made in the 1930s in the areas of town planning, housing etc; the Depression poverty of the North was certainly not replicated in the South of England, generally speaking, certainly not in the late 1930s. The War spoiled much of the good that was happening. Britain only started to recover from its pyrrhic victory from or after 1955.

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Diary Blog, 13 September 2021

Tweets seen today

That reminds me of the lady who lives at Bealtaine Cottage in Ireland: https://bealtainecottage.com/.

“Prepping” in the European context, especially in relatively crowded spaces such as the UK, cannot be the same as in, say, North America.

The problem with the more fuzzy kind of thinking about prepping in Europe is that it leaves out the potential for chaos and disorder if (or when) centralized authority collapses or disappears.

A few of my blog posts about prepping: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2018/07/05/the-pressing-need-for-safe-zones-in-the-uk-and-across-europe/; https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/10/22/why-should-people-relocate-to-the-safe-zone-of-the-germinal-ethnostate/; https://ianrobertmillard.org/2021/01/19/diary-blog-including-thoughts-about-prepping-on-the-individual-level/; https://ianrobertmillard.org/2021/02/03/diary-blog-3-february-2021-including-more-thoughts-about-prepping/; and see https://www.ready.gov/food

Multiply that by about £20,000 per person (including NHS services, educational services, legal and police costs etc), a modest supposition, and the cost exceeds £32 billion per year…

How polite we British still are! Try that in, say, Russia or France and see what happens! It would have been amusing to see the cars shown here roll slowly towards the virtue-signallers (who mostly no doubt live comfortable easy lives with their parents in some suburban or semi-rural enclaves), and then just keep on going…

A Victorian phrenologist would have a field day with Sajid Javid’s head.

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Such goblins and gargoyles purport to rule over us…

In fact, Professor Whitty is not a minister but Chief Medical Officer: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Whitty. Still, the overall point is a good one.

“The good folk never notice when the Devil is sitting on their shoulder.” [Mephistopheles, in Goethe’s Faust].

As usual, A.C. Grayling misses the point.

Even were that stupid incompetent puppet to be suddenly removed, another puppet would take his place within days…

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