Until I am convinced otherwise, I remain of the view that there is some secret or semi-secret plan to move the centre of gravity of England from the London area to a belt broadly stretching from Oxford to Cambridge.
I first became interested in this when on the road rather a lot in the years 2002-2007, going to county courts all over the place. I noticed the amount of roadbuilding and road improvement going on in that Oxford-Cambridge belt north of southern England but south of the Midlands.
I later discovered that railway links were also being created or upgraded: see, eg, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varsity_Line [“There are funded plans for the entire line to be re-established by the “mid 2020s”, partly on a new route and under a new name – East West Rail” —Wikipedia].
There may be a plan, perhaps secret, to create an urbanized belt, or initially a linked series of urbanizations, as a fallback position should London and the southeast suffer damage through war or natural disasters.
Milton Keynes is halfway between Oxford and Cambridge, and has been greatly expanded in recent decades: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milton_Keynes. I can remember when it was little more than a building site; that was in 1977. I hardly recognized it when staying in the city for a couple of days in 2007 (for a case at Milton Keynes County Court, something that did not exist in 1977 or even, as far as I know, 1987; I first visited the Court in 2002).
Guess who/what is the local councillor (with responsibility for planning the “Northstowe” area) is?
“I then became a property developer and investor, buying, selling and building/renovating property in Cambridgeshire and South Lincolnshire. I then moved on to ecommerce, developing our own range of dog skin care products selling on our website and on sites like amazon and ebay.” [Councillor Tumi Hawkins].
Take a look at the comments underneath her biography, comments by local people.
She seems to be unwilling to address the issues raised by local (English) people:
This is what happens in (other) frauds such as Ponzi schemes. Any “investor” who makes a loud-enough noise is paid back, but most either do not ask for the money taken from them to be repaid, or the repayment demands are not loud enough.
“Jack Monroe” usually does this— either ignores questions and criticism, and tweets irrelevant rubbish, or snarls, threatening critics with Jew lawyers or “flying monkeys” (mentally-disturbed fans), or —in extremis— makes up a story of how she is suffering from an attack of a physical or mental illness. Who knows? She may actually half-believe that the illnesses are real; a psychosomatic reaction.
One refund out of (presently) 635 utter mugs on Patreon, who are each sending “Jack Monroe” between £3.50 and £44 every month, and not forgetting the unknown number previously cheated by “Jack Monroe”, and who are now no longer sending her money; at one time there were 800 “patrons” —incredibly— largely because the Jewish TV cook, Nigella Lawson, helped to promote the whole “Bootstrap Cook” image. Nigella Lawson’s commendation of “Jack Monroe” is still on the front cover of the latest (and ludicrous) “Jack Monroe” book, Thrifty Kitchen.
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…and the police; and “Jack Monroe” as well…
A face of evil.
Jewish-lobby slush funds (again).
That tweet refers, of course, to Kurdish carpetbagger Nadhim Zahawi.
Yvette Cooper, Wes Streeting, Lisa Nandy, Angela Rayner…no wonder they take orders from the Jewish-lobby, aka Israel-lobby. They “need” the money from those slush funds to fuel their lifestyles (the lifestyles they keep hidden from the public gaze)…
Not that I disagree with him about Sunak’s “study maths until age 18” nonsense. The most important thing in that regard is to drill very basic maths (multiplication, subtraction, division) into pupils aged 7 or so. I constantly meet young and not so young cashiers at Waitrose who literally cannot work out how many lottery tickets are necessary for X-number of lines at Y-number per ticket. Some have to use a calculator!
Of course, “@TheFreds” are quite right: changing the colour of the deck chairs on the Titanic changes nothing but the scenery.
More lies from “Jack Monroe”
Serious pathological/psychological condition, I think.
I posed the question weeks, and I think even months, ago as to whether “Jack Monroe” sometimes makes up things and rolls out a pack of lies almost daring people to accuse her of lying, as in (to take a few examples only) that she was “on the game” (prostitution) in Essex (by reason of impecuniosity), that she attended the Grenfell Tower fire (60+ miles from where she lives), was “waved through the police cordon” (oh yes, the police would really allow a stray interfering rubbernecker to go through…) and even had plans of the building (why would she? How could she?).
The “Bootstrap Cook” said that she was so poor that she had to sell her small son’s toy dinosaur, that she had to take out lightbulbs in order not to waste electricity, and that she had to boil soap to make shower gel (which does not even stack up logically, when 90p shower gel lasts for 1-3 weeks with daily use, and when boiling soap costs money in itself; and why not just use the soap instead of trying to make gel out of it?). Ludicrous.
On several occasions, I have been certain in my own mind that her lies must amount to her thinking “surely the sad bastards won’t buy this one?!“, and then they (those who defend her to the marrow) do buy whatever absolute crap she comes out with at any given moment; while also (631 utter mugs as of today) each sending her between £3.50 and £44 a month!
In other words, at times she is certainly, in the well-known phrase, “having a laugh”, a laugh at the expense of the mugs subsidizing her and the others promoting her, the latter including Nigella Lawson, at least a couple of Labour MPs, and of course the media rats from the Guardian, Observer, BBC and Channel 4.
I think that “Jack Monroe” lies mainly because she enjoys inventing a fake or 90% fake narrative, and because she enjoys making absolute mugs out of those who not only defend her as a supposed —if risible— “champion of the poor” but who also send money to her!
She herself has said recently that her basic lifestyle, inc. rent, utilities, food, adds up to about £4,000 a month. The 631 utter mugs subsidizing her are anyway sending more than that (I am guessing about £6,000 but it may be more) each month.
I have no idea who that particular mug is, nor whether his/her problem is a mental illness or just plain everyday stupidity, but imagine taking money off someone like that on the false promise/threat that Con Party MP, Lee Anderson, was going to be sued for stating, entirely truthfully, something along the lines of the assertion that “Jack Monroe” is basically a fraud (at very least, a “grifter”) “living off the backs of the poor“, which is exactly what she is and does.
It is obvious that “Jack Monroe” is not going to sue Lee Anderson and/or Martin Daubney, though she has hinted at “things going on behind the scenes etc”.
Rubbish. Technically, she has 3-4 months left before the one-year limitation applies, but Lee Anderson has apparently not even received any letter before action.
It’s another “Jack Monroe” lie, in other words.
I think that “Jack Monroe” has one main intent, which is to be the centre of attention. Nothing else. I believe, rightly or wrongly, that even the money she gets from mugs etc. is very secondary to that central narcissism.
Incidentally, the “media folk” are still promoting her— there are a couple of articles even today in the Metro newspaper, giving “tips” and a recipe, and no mention of the scandal(s).
Strange to see: I was just reading about Ava Gardner [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ava_Gardner] and saw that she died in 1990, aged 67, at at her home in Ennismore Gardens, Kensington (London), near Kensington Gardens, where she had lived since 1968. I never knew. Had I thought of it at all, I probably would have assumed that she lived in either California or New York City.
I have only been to that exact place once, I think; in the very early 1980s, with someone escorting the then Metropolitan of Kiev (a kind of Russian Orthodox archbishop, the second-highest prelate of that church) who was then visiting London. The Russian Orthodox Cathedral of the Dormition is at the end of a kind of hidden-away cul de sac there. We dropped him there, and were invited in (no-one else was around, as far as I can recall). The Metropolitan kindly gave me a bottle of Moskovskaya vodka.
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In other words, only 1 person out of every 235 is on the side of “Jack Monroe” and her tweet.
Most supporters of the “Bootstrap Cook” effectively say, on the larger scale, “let’s bin the Tories. Once ‘Labour’ are in government, everything will be fine, or start to be fine“…
Does anyone with any sense actually believe that? The migration-invasion (both across the Channel and otherwise) will continue unchanged in numbers, and Rachel Reeves and her fellow Labour Friends of Israel MPs will be even harder on the unemployed, disabled etc than the fake “Conservatives” have been— she said so expressly.
In a binary political system, and one where both main System parties are really almost identical, you cannot change things very much by squashing one party at some election or other, because the other one is thereby strengthened, and the “Deep State” policies continue largely unchanged.
That Tom Doorley person is an Irish restaurant critic, who has been oddly biased in favour of the “Bootstrap Cook” for some time; see also https://www.tomdoorley.com/about.
Very true, though I doubt an accurate quotation. Or am I just too nice? I see various journalists tweeting that.
I myself am at present disinclined to bother with having my Twitter account reinstated (it having been “suspended” quasi-permanently after a pack of malicious Jews conspired to make a mass complaint in 2018).
Imagine if almost all 5-y-o children had such talents. That is what we aim for in the creation of a “super-race”— not political or military power, primarily, but a quantum leap in the overall level of advanced humanity.
On this day a year ago
Well, only 5/10 this week, though that was still enough to beat political journalist John Rentoul, who scored only 2/10 (and, as always, I commend his honesty in admitting it).
I did not know the answers to questions 2, 5, 7, 9, and 10.
I recall being shocked, when aged about 22, and when I visited St. Paul’s for the first (and I think only) time, and found it had a revolving door like a busy hotel, and —inside— stalls selling souvenirs etc.
“And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money changers, and the seats of them that sold doves, And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.” [Matthew 21:12-13]
Here we are, 2000 years later, and Mammon still infects the house of Spirit…
As far as Boris-idiot is concerned, one can only agree.
These are the human carbuncles who purport to rule over us.
The Ukrainian side has “played a blinder” on propaganda. The Jewish regime in Kiev has managed to convince much of the Western world that Zelensky’s regime is a democratic government, with civil rights, despite the facts that all opposition parties are now banned, all opposition leaders in the country are under arrest and badly-treated, and any criticism of Zelensky or the war is met with arrest or worse.
Even the fact that a Ukrainian government negotiator was shot in the head in Kiev by Zelensky’s security people for being “pro-Russian” or “a Russian agent” has not damaged much the propaganda picture shown on Western television, because that incident was scarcely reported.
Despite the above, the propaganda picture effort is faltering now. More and more incidents or events have been shown up as completely fake: the “Ghost of Kiev” (non-existent), the Snake Island retort (never happened) and, more importantly, the whole narrative that Ukrainian forces are winning this war.
Ukrainian forces are losing at least as many men as the Russian Army, about 100 per day. Ukrainian forces may be (in the east of Ukraine) running out of fuel, ammunition, and food. The whole of Ukraine east of the Dnieper river and south of Kiev may soon be under Russian control.
A personal reminiscence
As noted yesterday, I happened to see the following YouTube video:
That is someone whom I met about 43 years ago, in or about 1979, at the Goetheanum, in Switzerland.
I was at the time a frequent visitor to the Library of the Anthroposophical Society in Park Road, London (near Regent’s Park). The librarian there, on discovering that I was intending to fly to Basel and to visit the Goetheanum, said that Robert Powell was living there, and he would write to him to the effect that I might be arriving, and perhaps he could show me around.
Tomberg had settled, after WW2, in the mid-1940s, in the village (now a suburb) of Emmer Green, near Reading, Berkshire.
I myself was born, in 1956, at Reading. Now I discover (only yesterday) that Robert Powell was also born at Reading, at about the time that Tomberg settled in the area, in 1947.
As to my trip to Switzerland, I did go to the Goetheanum, arriving at Dornach [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dornach] late in the day. I checked into the little inn by the railway station and then set off at once to see the famous Goetheanum.
In fact, I had not been able to arrange anything specific by way of meeting Robert Powell.
On approaching the main doors of the Goetheanum (huge, like those at the Lubyanka in Moscow), I saw that the building had closed for the day, but an attendant appeared and, hearing that I had just come from London, offered to show me the building.
My impression? A feeling that it was halfway between a museum (such as the British Museum) and what I supposed an ancient Egyptian temple might have felt like (rather than looked like).
After that tour, I was shown out and, near the doors of the building, out of the near-darkness, a young man appeared and (having never met me, nor seen a photo of me) asked whether I was Ian Millard! This was Robert Powell, someone with a slight air of mystery, but worn lightly.
Powell lived somewhere in the vicinity (I do not believe that I ever saw where), and was apparently friendly with a German girl who also lived locally, whom I met, and who kindly took time to show me a couple of places.
Despite his having things to do, over the next few days, Powell met me several times, and showed me a few of the local sights seen by few: some ruined small mediaeval castles; the small lake where, supposedly, Parsifal first saw the Fisher King, another site by that lake where a small rivulet ran through stone blocks which formed a floor: this was, I heard, the place where Siegmund and Sieglinde lived, and where, in legend, “a river ran through their kitchen“.
Powell also showed me a place in the hills (Dornach is in the foothills of the Jura Mountains) where there was a kind of natural platform, in the stone of the hill itself, where there was a kind of oblong chamber in the rock, about the size of a human being plus about 6 inches all round. There was also a seat cut into the stone by the oblong chamber. This, I was told, was where a priest-initiate of the ancient (Central European) Celtic Mysteries would sit, guarding the pupil of those Mysteries who would be for three days in a comatose state in the oblong chamber, experiencing occult initiation. Geothermal warmth heated the oblong, almost magically so.
The German girl mentioned took me to see a pleasant if slightly eccentric old lady who lived in a house close to the Goetheanum. She was of Russian extraction, I think, and had been there since the time of the building of the present Goetheanum in the 1920s (the first, wooden, one having burned down). In fact, she had herself known, or at least met, Rudolf Steiner, who started it all: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudolf_Steiner.
I spent the last few days of my week in the district mostly alone. I had transferred from the railway inn to an almost deserted anthropop guesthouse (this was Autumn-time) to save money, Switzerland being rather expensive. I attended a eurythmy performance at nearby Arlesheim, returned to the Goetheanum for a longer look around, and had a look around the nearby city of Basel and saw the turbulent river Rhine—10 miles away—as well.
Interesting to see that Robert Powell is still around. The young man I encountered in Switzerland, and who is now author of many books on spirituality, astrosophy etc is still recognizable at the age of 74 or 75.
Wes Streeting, a non-Jew member of Labour Friends of Israel (I believe that all or almost all of Starmer’s Shadow Cabinet are LFI members). Streeting is a complete puppet. In fact he only became head of the National Union of Students in 2008, aged 25, because the Union of Jewish Students supported his candidature: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wes_Streeting.
One of the consequences of preventing almost anyone with ideas or independence from being selected as a System party candidate for Parliament is that only mediocrities, puppets, and complete idiots are selected. The pool of MPs is therefore composed largely of persons of those types.
Unwittingly satirical is the outfit, looking at the numbers of blacks who are trying to blag getting into Western Europe as “Ukrainian” “refugees”; Ireland has been stupid enough to allow in a number; maybe the UK as well.
I wonder what Rees-Mogg is thinking, as he stares down at that African woman, whom I presume (?) is some kind of diplomat.
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Parachute him back into Eritrea, with a gratuity of a few US dollars in his pocket (if he goes quietly).