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Diary Blog, 4 February 2022

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[Canaletto, view of St. Paul’s, river, Royal Barge]

On this day a year ago

Southend West by-election result

Hardly worth blogging about the result of the Southend West result but, for the record, the Conservative Party candidate won as expected, and with 86.1% of the vote, though on a pathetic turnout of 24%, and without the other main System parties standing: Labour, LibDem, and also Greens, absented themselves from the contest.

All other candidates lost their deposits. The second-placed was some character who wants drug decriminalization, and called himself the Psychedelic Party. His vote-share was 3.4%.

As for the “nationalist” candidates, Steve Laws (UKIP)— 2.7%; Catherine Blaiklock (English Democrats)— 2.2%; Jayda Fransen— 2%. Bearing in mind that this was the ideal chance to pick up protest votes, pretty unimpressive.

The real “protest vote” was the fact that 76% of those eligible to vote abstained. In fact, the abstainers together with those who voted for candidates other than the Con candidate comprised over 90% of those eligible to vote in the by-election.

Hardly “democracy’s” finest hour.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_Southend_West_by-election#Results

Other thoughts arising: as noted previously, that England does not have any credible social-national or even conservative-nationalist party, and that, that being so, the voters treat the underwhelming candidates that do exist (and stand in elections) with, not even contempt, but indifference.

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As I blogged a day or two ago, unlikely but not impossible.

A puzzle. Reach for the sky!

Inflation

When the present UK government started to throw money at the “panicdemic”, paying millions to stay home, paying businesses which otherwise might go into insolvency, the msm “experts” all applauded Indian “clever boy” Rishi Sunak and, of course, Boris-idiot. A few voices worried about the inflationary effects, but they were treated as near idiots. Peter Hitchens was one of the few inthe ranks of msm scribblers.

Almost everyone seemed to think that the “furlough” holiday season was cost-free. Now look. True, energy prices are from another direction, but the rest can be laid at the door of the effective devaluation of the currency. Now we read that inflation may reach 7%! A couple of years ago it was 2%.

Still think that all those furlough payments, “eat out to help out”, and business support schemes came at no cost? If you do, what can I say or suggest? That you should stand outside your house and clap until told to stop?

Historical discovery

Chaos at Downing Street

What interests me about the latest nonsense around Boris-idiot is that, as the “advisers” depart, how few are English, or even really British. Just as in the Cabinet. I note the names: Rosenfield, Narozanski, Mirza…

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Clever of the Russian Government to focus on the weakest point of the present UK Govt., i.e. competence or, more pointedly, incompetence.

If so, Moscow must have changed much since I was last there. On my (only two) visits there (1993 and 2007), the same thought occurred to me: Moscow is not a comfortable or convenient city. It is not even a question of money spent; whether you pay out plenty or not, everything conspires to make you feel dissatisfied.

As a matter of fact, I found it easier to get by there, on a daily basis, in 1993, than on a later fairly brief visit in 2007.

The post-1945 order in Europe fell to pieces after 1989. Russia now has the chance to reset the post-1989 agenda, but that means, inter alia, seizing Eastern Ukraine, Kiev, and the Black Sea littoral. So far, the tanks have not started to roll. It is now —within the next weeks— or never, probably.

“There is a tide in the affairs of men.
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
On such a full sea are we now afloat,
And we must take the current when it serves,
Or lose our ventures.

[Shakespeare, Julius Caesar]

Literary note:

Brutus and Cassius are discussing the final phase of their civil war with the forces of Octavian and Marcus Antonius. Cassius has been urging that they group their forces at Sardis and take advantage of the secure location to catch their breath. Brutus, however, advocates heading off the enemy at Philippi before Octavian can recruit more men. Brutus’s main point is that, since “the enemy increaseth every day” and “We, at the height, are ready to decline” (lines 216–217), he and Cassius must act now while the ratio of forces is most advantageous. “There’s a tide in the affairs of men,” he insists; that is, power is a force that ebbs and flows in time, and one must “go with the flow.” Waiting around only allows your power to pass its crest and begin to ebb; if the opportunity is “omitted” (missed), you’ll find yourself stranded in miserable shallows.” [Shakespeare Quotes]

London (zoo)

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10476143/Terrifying-moment-teenagers-fight-knife-SWORD-bus-south-London.html

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Russia today is not the old Soviet Union, with its worldwide hegemonic aims, and its Marxist-Leninist ideology; it is basically defensive. However, a basically defensive strategy can include specific offensive capabilities and operations. The point is that the “West”, particularly Western Europe, and Central Europe, has nothing to fear from Russia unless Russia is attacked or provoked too far.

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Diary Blog, 2 February 2022

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Diversity news

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10463779/Pictured-Met-police-officer-58-appears-court-charged-rape.html

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I saw the same with my late mother-in-law. Having said that, the costs of care (even basic care) are huge, and the private organizations doing it are often a rip-off. Also, there is the point that the market value of real property has exploded in the UK over the past half-century, and that has intensified since 2000 or so. Thus the “net worth” of many has accumulated not because of the “graft” they have done in their lives, but partly, perhaps largely, because of the febrile UK property marketplace, burning hot because of cheap money and government policy.

There are many who do not have houses worth £500,000, a million, or more. There is an argument that the taxpayers, including all those poor people without real property, should not have to protect the inheritance expectations of the offspring of those who have accumulated capital via over-valued houses.

A difficult question, and one which Boris-idiot’s government of fools and chancers (and its predecessors) have run away from trying to answer.

The Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan is no “conspiracy theory” (as Wikipedia has it); it is happening all around us. You have only to open your eyes.

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Ukraine

I have little to add to that which I have written in the last few days and weeks.

In the final analysis, if Russia hesitates now, its one chance to reset the NWO/ZOG agenda will have been lost. In a year’s time, any invasion of Ukraine will be ten times more difficult than it is now. This is not only a chance to seize Eastern Ukraine and Kiev (and possibly also Odessa and the littoral from Trans-Dniestria to Crimea, including the estuary of the Dnieper), but also a chance to redraw, strategically, the map of Europe as a whole, and a chance to derail the 2022-2055 agenda of the New World Order.

As to the flying visit to Kiev (yesterday) of Boris-idiot, there is really no point in blogging about it; a clown visiting a clown.

The words “Nadine Dorries, Culture Secretary” or, indeed “Nadine Dorries, Cabinet minister” seem impossible, but that is where Britain now is, under the part-Jew, part-Levantine chancer and liar now posing as Prime Minister.

This latest attempt to impose a full, and Zionist-permeated, police state, must be met with far more force than was the “Poll Tax” some 30 years ago.

This latest repression has obviously been instigated by (((the usual suspects))). “They” are the problem, or the main problem, when it comes to free speech, and general freedom of expression, in this country (and in the rest of Europe).

Southend West by-election

I blogged briefly recently about the upcoming Southend West by-election. See https://ianrobertmillard.org/2022/01/26/diary-blog-26-january-2022-with-a-few-thoughts-about-southend-on-sea-and-the-southend-west-by-election/.

The by-election is to be held tomorrow. It is not a very interesting contest, in that Lab, LibDem, and Greens are all absent, out of (they say) “respect” for the previous, and assassinated, MP.

As I have previously noted, that leaves only a ragbag of minor candidates, of which the best seems to be Steve Laws (UKIP), though I have little time for what is left of the UKIP conservative nationalists. Still, if anyone in Southend West wants a protest vote, Laws is the right choice.

I suppose that turnout will be very low; we shall see. Anyone who voted Labour, LibDem, or Green last time is completely disenfranchised in this pseudo-democratic farce, and will feel unable to support any of the minor candidates standing. Many former Conservative Party voters will also not bother to vote, I should expect.

Anyone of a broadly “national” or social-national orientation has a choice, though a poor one: Jayda Fransen (Independent), Steve Laws (UKIP), or Catherine Blaiklock (English Democrats). “Heritage” and “English Constitution” (whatever that may be) are also standing.

Of the above lot, I think that Steve Laws is the best choice for a protest vote.

[Addendum: https://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/19893262.southend-west-election-candidates-views-key-issues/].

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I have blogged about it previously: the voters’ dilemma, meaning a hostile, anti-British, indeed non-British, Government, effectively controlled by Jew-Zionists, and an ineffective, useless, anti-British and largely non-British Opposition, also controlled by Zionists…

What now? There is no real democracy; neither is there proper government.

Two or three obvious questions:

1. why are they (and similar) here?;

2. Who are the guilty groups and individuals who allowed them (and similar) to be here?;

3. How can they (and similar) and those facilitating their being here be dealt with?

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As I blogged a day or two ago, what has “the West” been doing for the past 20 years in Afghanistan?

Thank God that the stupid facemask nonsense has largely ended in England. There was never the slightest justification for it.

Simpson is right in one way. The BBC is not State-funded; it is funded by legalized extortion.

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[Dresden, 1945, after Allied bombing]

Diary Blog, 31 January 2022

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[Shropshire, near Church Stretton; scarcely like England at all, more like parts of New Zealand]

On this day a year ago

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Every. Single. Time.

Could it be true? Justin Trudeau’s mother was notoriously “free and easy” in younger days (she’s still alive, now 73: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Trudeau). I thought her older than that.

Among those who “enjoyed her favours” in the 1970s were at least two, possibly three, members of the Rolling Stones group, and Ted Kennedy, among many others. So why not Castro? However, Justin Trudeau was born in 1971, before the marriage really hit the rocks. Also, Pierre Trudeau (and so his wife) seem not to have met Castro by 1971.

Though not universally popular, Justin Trudeau’s father, Pierre Trudeau, seemed to take himself less seriously: I knew someone who was working at an international conference in the 1980s, I forget where exactly, and who was just about to be driven back to her hotel, when “a funny little man” jumped into the car next to the driver and asked, politely, for a lift. Pierre Trudeau. I think that he may still have been Prime Minister of Canada at that time (though maybe not, since he would have had his own allocated car if so).

One good thing about Pierre Trudeau: he was rather hostile to Israel.

Can you imagine what sort of “justice” such creatures might dispense, especially to social-national people? As it is, many lay magistrates now sitting are total deadheads. Neither can even Circuit Judges in Crown Courts be relied upon always, as when the noisy, demanding and/or whining Jewish element are wanting a stiff sentence for a social-national defendant. I think that “some recent cases” have made that evident.

[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Korski].

The Jew-Zionist lobby pushing for war or (at very least) the strategic boxing-in of Russia.

Russia must move quickly to secure Kiev and Eastern Ukraine, while it can be done without much resistance (and terrible loss of civilian life).

Jokes

The tweet below made me laugh:

This did, too:

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Par for the course. The American cities run by blacks have all had massive frauds perpetrated upon their finances (and taxpayers). Also, huge mismanagement. Same or similar in the UK, mutatis mutandis.

Look at, for example, the “social enterprise” operated for a few years by Conservative Party mayoral candidate and Member of the London Assembly, Shaun Bailey:

In May 2006, Bailey co-founded MyGeneration, a charity addressing the social problems that affect struggling young people and their families. It was established shortly before Bailey was selected by the Conservative Party to stand in the recreated Hammersmith constituency.[17] In 2010, The Times reported that Bailey was at the centre of allegations that his North Kensington-based charity showed £16,000 worth of spending “without any supporting records”.[18] Between 2008 and 2009, almost half of the charity’s expenditure was on publicity and administration, not “direct charitable expenditure”. Of the £116,000 “charitable expenditure”, more than half was spent on travel and subsistence. The charity was closed in 2012 due to financial problems.” [Wikipedia].

He was lucky to get away with that, in my opinion. Apparently the police did investigate him, and interviewed him under caution, but did not charge him. Of course, “travel and subsistence” would probably not count as fraud (if accounted for), but whether it was necessary expenditure is another matter. Grey area.

Bailey stood for the position of Mayor, and very nearly won (with 45% of the vote), despite being (in my opinion) almost a joke candidate. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaun_Bailey_(London_politician).

British girl raped by pack of Jews in Cyprus wins appeal

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jan/31/uk-woman-accused-making-up-cyprus-gang-claims-conviction-quashed.

They got away with it. They should have been taken out and shot.

[Addendum, same day: I heard the BBC Radio 4 News. The presenter or reporter said that the girl had been raped by “a group of tourists“. No mention of the facts that the rapists were a pack of Jews, nor that they were Israelis. The words “Jews” and “Israel” were entirely absent. “They” simply infest the mass media].

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That tweeter, Steve Laws, is UKIP candidate in the upcoming Southend West by-election.

Of course, I have little time for UKIP, but the choice for the voters in that by-election is poor; Laws may be the best option.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_Southend_West_by-election#Candidates.

See also: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2022/01/26/diary-blog-26-january-2022-with-a-few-thoughts-about-southend-on-sea-and-the-southend-west-by-election/.

The by-election will be held on Thursday, 3 February 2022, 3 days from today.

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Russia still has the edge in terms of quality of weapons and personnel, and would probably have air superiority as well.

This may be a now-or-never moment for Russia, either to strike quickly and overwhelmingly to secure at least the part of Ukraine east of the Dnieper river, and also the Kiev area, or to draw back and watch as the NWO/Zionist regime in Kiev has its armed forces and their weapons built up by NATO until Ukraine eventually joins NATO, at which point Russia will be completely outmanoeuvred strategically.

Kiev is only 500 miles from Moscow. The Ukrainian border is only 300 miles from Moscow, less than the distance from London to Edinburgh.

The end of the Second World War resulted in the East/West standoff called the Cold War. The Centre of Europe was squeezed out, and into one or other camp. The Fall of Socialism (and the Soviet Union) from 1989 opened up the situation. Now after 33 years, we see the start of what might turn out to be a new semi-permanent geopolitical reality akin to the Cold War but also with differences.

If Russia can secure its southern flank by removing the present Kiev regime, the rest of Europe can then develop better and closer relations with Russia. Russia will supply (as I have blogged for years) cheap gas; trade can improve again without the unnecessary sanctions insisted upon by the USA (meaning NWO). The USA can be shepherded back into its own natural sphere of influence (the Americas and Caribbean).

There is, also, no reason why the more “national” core of Ukraine, meaning the areas west of the Dnieper, and based on Lvov, could not continue to exist as a rump Ukraine, with a Ukrainian government, either autonomous or actually independent, so long as it remained peaceful and out of NATO.

Boris Johnson

Meanwhile, the idiot currently posing as Prime Minister of the UK is apparently going to Kiev tomorrow, no doubt in a pathetic attempt to revive Mrs. Thatcher’s “Falklands Factor”, which enabled her to stay as Prime Minister and win the 1983 General Election: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aftermath_of_the_Falklands_War#United_Kingdom.

A few differences are that Britain is not (thank God) either nominally or actually at war with Russia, nor likely to be; Britain could never “win” a war with Russia; the UK (and so “Boris”) is little more than a spectator in the Russia-Ukraine situation.

The truly ridiculous attempts of “Boris” —reprising his am-dram “Churchill” impression— to insert himself into the situation, merely underline his weakness and superfluity.

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Looks as if former British ambassador Murray (Uzbekistan) has been released from the Scottish prison where he was languishing. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craig_Murray.

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Diary Blog, 26 January 2022, with a few thoughts about Southend-on-Sea and the Southend West by-election

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On this day a year ago

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The “panicdemic, together with its absurd “laws”, “rules” and “guidance”, has exposed, brutally, the level of psychopathology in large parts of the population. In various ways. Those who fear, not “the virus”, at root, but everything outside their own circle. The obsessive and pointless mask-wearing is one example. Another is the alacrity seen in those suddenly given petty power to tell others to wear a facemask, wear it differently or better, stay x-feet away from other shoppers (or from the said obsessive), and so on.

“The virus” has also exposed what little real respect most people now have for civil liberties, or even logic. So it was that the people —many, perhaps most, of them— accepted the ludicrous “Rule of Six” made up by the part-Jew, part-Levantine chancer and liar posing as Prime Minister.

Doubt about the official narrative has grown, but only slowly, and it may be that the System overplayed its hand, in that the conspiratorial “SAGE” committee (I used to call it “DUMB”— the “Department Under Matt and Boris”) heralded the “Omicron variant” as something likely to kill hundreds of thousands.

Well, now, only weeks after the latest alarmist predictions of the egregious Professor Ferguson and his cohorts, we see that “Omicron” is killing almost no-one, despite the frenzied testing and consequent announcement of millions of “cases”.

The public is waking up, though seems to have little real anger about having been played for two years. The System has spun it as “the measures taken mean that —if we keep “vaccinating”— we can live with Covid“. That spin or gloss pats on the back SAGE, the No.10 chancer, the government as a whole, and the poor saps otherwise known as The Great British Public…

Thus the Government (weakly opposed by the “we can run workhouses better” fake Opposition) can remove the various restrictions without having to admit to having got it wrong for 2 years, and without having to impliedly admit that the “panicdemic” was also —largely, not entirely— a “scamdemic”, and the measures taken for other reasons.

Southend West by-election

I have already blogged briefly about the upcoming by-election at Southend West, set down for 3 February 2022: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2022/01/13/diary-blog-13-january-2022/.

Seems that the latest news is that canvassers for the Conservative Party have been met with “a wall of disapproval” never previously encountered. That may mean a very low turnout as people “vote with their feet”. They cannot vote for any credible alternative because they have been denied that option.

The System parties have decided that, as with the Jo Cox assassination, the David Amess incident must be marked by the voters being denied a proper choice at the by-election, leaving standing only the “Conservative” Party candidate and a ragbag of small and/or joke parties and independents.

It will be interesting to see what proportion of the vote will go to Steve Laws (UKIP), who is somewhat known, by reason of his monitoring of, and tweeting about, the cross-Channel migration-invasion. He seems to be the front runner after the “Conservative” woman, though Catherine Blaiklock (English Democrats) may get quite a few votes.

I doubt whether Jayda Fransen (standing as Independent) will do well, but perhaps the Southend West voters will confound me.

Southend is not an area I know. I have been there, though only for an hour or so, and long ago, in 1977 or 1978.

I had returned from a youthful misadventure in Rhodesia, aged 20-21, and had signed up for a temporary job doing various kinds of casual work. One such, for a few days, was travelling around London delivering booze to various places as the driver’s mate, hauling crates around.

I remember that one destination was Pentonville Prison (for the guards), a cavalry barracks in Hounslow (the Sergeant’s Mess), and a bingo hall in some concrete town in Essex (Basildon? I forget now). Also, to what was either the Conservative Club, or the Naval and Military Club, Southend-on-Sea.

I remember that the Club to which we delivered was on a kind of bluff or clifftop overlooking the sea. There was a greensward between the Club and the clifftop. A tree growing there too (a monkeypuzzle tree? Or is that my memory inventing something?).

The sun was just setting over the sea, and that, together with the Union Jack on a flagpole, rendered the scene somehow elegiac. The Evening Hymn and Last Post might have been fitting.

Looking now at Google Maps and Google Earth, I think that that club was “Naval and Military” rather than “Conservative”. The latter seems to have been in a less pleasant setting in the middle of the town, and to have closed permanently a few years ago, a function of the declining membership of the Conservative Party: https://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/16385600.southend-conservative-club-close-doors-final-time/.

I remember the day mentioned partly because, having launched a crate of Scotch down a wooden chute to the cellar from the street, it had unfortunately slid down far too fast, and right into the gammy leg of the steward, who let out a few oaths that were certainly blue, and possibly naval, though not necessarily Conservative.

Thanks to the incredible resources now available via Google, Google Earth etc, I have just tracked down the place: Naval and Military Club, 20 Royal Terrace, Southend-on-Sea.

[Naval and Military Club, Southend-on-Sea]

Still going, it seems.

I have just been looking at some photos of Southend. Not terribly pleasant-looking overall. In a way surprising that it is a Conservative Party stronghold.

In fact, that seems not as clearcut as the election results for Southend West and other other local constituency (Rochford and Southend East) would suggest. Quite a high level of poverty, and the Southend local council is a non-Conservative minority-coalition administration, with little more than a third of all councillors Conservatives (20 out of 51).

The well-known anti-poverty campaigner and creator of recipes made on a shoestring, “Jack” Monroe, aka “the Bootstrap Cook”, is from Southend: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Monroe.

I notice that the local newspaper report on the closure of the Conservative Club in 2018 reported that Southend “is not safe at night“…

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An ex-Muslim apostate, and Ayn Rand devotee, who took his honeymoon in Israel. This country really has become a total dustbin.

Get Trudeau, and those behind him, OUT!

Nadhim Zahawi, another enemy of the British people.

…but the death rate will be far higher in the next few years, because the NHS has almost stopped treating people with non-Covid conditions, particularly those whose pathologies are at earlier stages.

Still clapping??

BBC “News”

This morning, watched, for the first time in a while, a whole half-hour of BBC TV news. Of the 30 minutes, about 20 mins was given over to the idiot posing as Prime Minister, and as to whether he broke his own ludicrous “Covid” “rules” or “laws”. Then we had 5 minutes about Ukraine and the possibility of invasion by Russian forces. A strange disproportion, to my mind: 20 mins about the idiot at Downing Street, and his cake and wine, but only 5 mins about the possibility (I would think probability) of (more) war in Ukraine.

The remaining 5 mins was mostly the weather report and forecast, the most accurate part of the whole broadcast.

The bit about Ukraine was mostly devoted to someone called James Nixey, an expert from the Chatham House think tank formerly (and surely better-) called the Royal Institute of International Affairs [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chatham_House].

I have little quarrel with what the said Nixey had to say, though it did not tell me anything that I did not already know (but then the news broadcasts are supposedly for the population as a whole).

I noticed that Nixey had on the bookshelves behind him (at his home, apparently, at Pangbourne) a couple of books which I myself have; I saw one about George Blake. https://www.chathamhouse.org/about-us/our-people/james-nixey; https://uk.linkedin.com/in/james-nixey-3621a710.

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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symphony_No.3(Elgar/Payne)]

Sarah Moulds prosecuted

More NHS news

Still clapping??

Not that I do not think that there are not many very good people in the NHS, but the whole juggernaut has gone astray.

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If true, it is one of the (very few) things “Boris” has done of which I approve wholeheartedly. Why lie about it? I would rather those innocent animals be rescued than many of the Afghans, some of whom hate us or despise us, and none of whom will ever be anything but a nuisance to us (at best). If “Madame Boris” (Carrie Johnson) got him to do it, well, never mind. It is the sort of thing a “first lady” should do— exercise compassionate influence.

Personal sanctions may be inconvenient to Putin (and those close to him) but they will not change his intent for a second. What is happening now around Ukraine is not the impetuous policy-on-the-hoof of the part-Jews David Cameron-Levita and Nicholas Sarkozy, when they stupidly decided to help the Libyan rebels in 2012. This is a long-considered and carefully worked-out plan by Putin, the Russian General Staff or Stavka, and the intelligence services, especially the GRU.

Putin and others see the Ukraine situation in the light of the 1100 years of conjoined close connection between Russia and Ukraine more than the 30 years of shambolic Ukrainian independence. They see it as a matter of territorial integrity (of the Slavonic heartlands), and also as a matter of existential national survival; they want a dead stop to NATO installing advanced weapons in Ukraine (and Poland, and the Baltic states).

What now? I myself would expect, as blogged recently, there to be an invasion at least of the Eastern part of Ukraine, and probably Kiev area too. I would expect the Spetsnaz forces of the Stavka, perhaps partly undercover, to create chaos in Kiev and some other key cities and non-urban locations first, before tanks roll in. and before the skies are full of descending parachutes.

I doubt that Russian forces plan to occupy anywhere much west of the Dnieper. Putin would rather install a pro-Russian Ukrainian government in Kiev, which would at least try to control the western part of Ukraine, while allowing the eastern part to exercise (pro-Russian) near-autonomy.

Worth reading

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jan/26/cost-of-living-crisis-failing-social-security-system.

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Russia gains little or nothing by delay. Every day that passes now makes a potential invasion or “incursion” slightly more difficult for Russian forces.

The Soviet Union always had awesome capabilities for swift mass deployment of forces (eg in Afghanistan), especially by air, and Russia’s newly-upgraded forces still have that, as far as I can see. The main reason that Russia did not simply invade a week or more ago was probably that Putin needed to “condition” the European states and the USA to the idea of Russian incursion, so as to obviate a sudden “Cuban Missile Crisis” situation developing.

Now, Putin can be sure that all that the NATO core states (really just USA and UK) will do is to impose blah-blah “sanctions” on Russia and its leaders. No attempt at direct military parrying. Biden has said as much. As for “Boris”, he is just a spectator, really.

Putin would probably prefer to “win without war”, in the famous phrase of Sun-Tzu, but it seems doubtful that the Kiev government will give him what he wants (though the Kiev leaders do seem to be disenchanted with the USA’s lukewarm support, so there is a slight possibility).

As said previously, I doubt that Russian forces would invade, or need to invade, more than a few miles west of Kiev. Mostly in the eastern part of the country, where there are several million ethnic-Russian civilians living.

Also, Russia will try to work psychologically on the Ukrainian population, mainly in Kiev and east of the Dnieper. Anxiety, maybe panic etc. If unexpected sabotage etc takes place, the countdown has begun.

I would expect the storm to break, if it does, within a week or so of today.

Worth reading

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10442623/Socialite-bought-lion-walked-London-dies-aged-76.html

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Seems plausible, anyway…

Crazy old bitches. At best, very neurotic.

Several members of the misnamed “SAGE” committee (cabal) are very similar.

Hm…just what “they” accuse some German doctors of having done in the 1930s….Surely our wonderful system could not have done that?…

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[Times Square, 1943]

Diary Blog, 13 January 2022, including some thoughts about the upcoming Southend West by-election

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[Constable, Cottage in a Corn-field, 1817]

Chernobyl area wildlife

See also: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/01/26/the-tide-is-coming-in-reflections-on-the-possible-end-of-our-present-civilization-and-what-might-follow/.

Britain, where nuts are treated as serious protesters

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10395493/Hammer-wielding-activist-scales-BBCs-Broadcasting-House-starts-destroying-Eric-Gill-sculpture.html

This is what Britain has become; it has descended into a place where any nut with a hammer and a narrow view of history can destroy a statue, a painting, a mural, or some other artwork, while the politically-correct and hugely-ignorant police stand around doing nothing, and as other ignorant persons applaud the vandalism online or otherwise.

As for the nut himself in this case, some cigarette-smoking “chav” type, he apparently shouted out to passers-by, including women, who were telling him to stop vandalizing, that they were “paedos”. What can one say?

Eric Gill [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Gill] certainly was perverse, but so have been many other artists of note. Gill’s art is not 100% to my taste either, but that does not necessarily mean that it can just be destroyed by the first idiot that turns up with a hammer and a contrived grievance.

Society is built on order. There are worrying signs in the UK that disorder is slowly taking over, and I am not talking only about idiots vandalizing statues or artworks.

Upcoming Southend West by-election

It is not worthwhile blogging about the upcoming Southend West by-election in any great detail, because the Labour and Liberal Democrat parties are boycotting the event out of “respect” for the assassinated MP whose death triggered the by-election. That means that, as with the by-election at Batley and Spen held some years ago after the Jo Cox assassination, the voters of Southend will be denied the array of choice (however false) that they would usually have.

Not even Green Party and Reform UK (the latest Farage vehicle) will be standing candidates.

Wikipedia has opened a page about the by-election, which is set down for 3 February 2022: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_Southend_West_by-election.

As can be seen on Wikipedia, a number of minor candidates are standing. Two of at least passing interest are Steve Laws (UKIP), well-known for his reportage tweeting about the continuing cross-Channel migration-invasion, and Jayda Fransen (standing as Independent, but formerly a member of two or three parties).

I have blogged about Jayda Fransen in the past: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2020/09/11/diary-blog-11-september-2020-including-a-few-notes-about-jayda-fransen-and-her-new-british-freedom-party/.

Southend West has been held by the Conservative Party since its creation in 1950, the Con vote peaking the following year at 69.1%.

The MP elected in 1950, 1951 and 1955 was the very wealthy Anglo-American, Henry “Chips” Channon, famous for his indiscreet diaries [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Channon]. His rather mediocre son, Paul Channon, “inherited” the seat and was elected in a by-election in 1959, holding the seat thereafter until 1992, when David Amess was elected on a vote-share of 38.8% (LibDems second on 33.1%). In every subsequent election, Amess’s vote never dipped below 46%.

In 2019, Amess was elected with a solid 59.2% of the vote (Labour second on 28.1%; LibDems third with 11.4%).

In the by-election, The Conservative Party candidate, one Anna Firth, a barrister and Sevenoaks District Council councillor [https://www.linkedin.com/in/anna-firth-095271202/], has tried to reach the House of Commons on two previous occasions. Looks like it will be “third time lucky” for her.

I could not see Anna Firth’s name on the chambers’ website for the set with which Ms. Firth is supposedly connected (Hailsham Chambers), so it looks as though she is no longer there. The Daily Mail and Linked-In also mention her as CEO of an “e-learning” organization (some kind of taxpayer-funded “social enterprise”, it appears), so maybe she is no longer in active practice at the Bar at all: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10299379/Conservatives-select-candidate-Southend-West-election.html.

There is minor interest around this by-election, in seeing firstly what vote-share Ms. Firth will get, in the absence of any real competition; also, as to the number of protest votes going to UKIP’s Steve Laws and to Jayda Fransen. Steve Laws may do better than Ms. Fransen; we shall see.

Tweets seen

Stupid idiotic puppet.

Exactly what I was thinking yesterday when I saw the monkeyhouse on TV, and then Boris-idiot exiting to his car, in the open air, black muzzle-mask in place.

What goes around comes around..

She has a point. I agree with her. The very few MPs I have met in my life have mostly been pretty stupid; in fact they have all been.

Parliament, like the NHS, the Bar, the Church, Oxford and Cambridge universities (in fact, most universities), the trade unions, and much else in Britain, is running on empty.

Someone in public life who seems not to be a complete idiot. There must be some mistake…

It has taken the msm about 20 years to catch up with me, or to where I was.

Latest opinion polling

I recently blogged that “Boris” would not survive beyond the summer of 2022. Looks like I should have written “Spring”…

Exactly. The same phenomenon, or a similar one, seen from 2017 to 2019 continues: many voters with nowhere to go, as shown in the graphic below.

If only there were a credible social-national party. It might have been able to really launch in the past two years of a headless Government and an equally-clueless Labour-label “Opposition”.

Late afternoon music

The German Reich and the Soviet Union fought and died, the Reich quickly in 1945, the Soviet Union slowly over decades. It was a fated and fateful encounter. There is today no reason, good or otherwise, for Europe, including Eastern Europe, to exhaust itself in terror and bloodshed.

Very picturesque, even if the music (by Shostakovitch) added for the amateur YouTube video is anachronistic (I think that the film itself is from the famous 1960s War and Peace).

I prefer the (Khatchaturian) music in the video below:

A concert in Dresden in 2011, 76 years after the devastating Allied air attack. How resilient human beings can be.

On this day a year ago

Cartoon seen

Obviously meant to be Boris-idiot and Andrew Windsor. Conceptually very good, but as caricature not so good; I would not have recognized them.

Late tweets

It would be a fatal error to imagine that that could not happen. All serious wargames since 1960 that postulated use of tactical nuclear weapons have ended up with strategic nuclear weapons being used.

What would that mean in the UK? First, sudden and deadly Spetsnaz attacks by lethal special forces units on ground targets in this country— early-warning stations, ports, air bases, transport infrastructure, Internet infrastructure, and on heads of state and government. Then nuclear attacks on the same, if still in one piece.

Russia is about 72x the area of the UK. Nuclear attacks on Russia by NATO (mainly USA) would cause undreamt-of destruction, but Russia would survive, and rebuild, even if it took a hundred years. Were the UK to be attacked with nuclear weapons, almost all of the country would be flattened. Britain might not survive in any recognizable form.

The whole idea of Britain joining the Americans in war with Russia is mad. Why do it? So that Jew oligarchs can continue to exploit Ukraine? So that Ukraine, which prior to 1991 was never an independent state, can keep its present borders, which contain —especially in the East— large numbers of Russians and pro-Russians? So that the New World Order can expand its power?

Britain, disastrously, went to war in 1914 and then in 1939, both times for no good reason. Not again, I hope.

Steve Laws is standing in the Southend West by-election on 3 February 2022. I would normally not recommend a vote for UKIP, but in the absence of any real social-national candidate, Laws deserves at least a protest vote, if anyone there is going to vote at all.

Late music