Europe sees fuel crisis as result of Brexit and has no plans to ‘help the UK out of the s**t they created’ – September 28th 2021
Fight breaks out at fuel pumps as petrol stations run dry
September 28th 2021
Tensions rise at one petrol station in north London on Sunday, prompting a scuffle to break out on the forecourt, as thousands of petrol stations run dry.
Army tanker drivers have been put on standby in preparation to deliver fuel in order to ease the chaos at petrol stations, the Government has announced. Military drivers will get specialised training in preparation for their deployment while certain HGV licences will be extended to help tackle the issue, ministers announced on Monday. The move comes after many filling stations ran dry after drivers made a dash for the pumps amid fears a shortage of tanker drivers would hit supplies.
“Panic buying is underpinned by the fear of scarcity,” says Dr Gregory Warwick, chartered psychologist at Quest Psychology Services. “The motivation is for us to panic buy in order feel as though we are back in control of the situation.”
In the case of petrol shortages, filling up your car is how you gain control, explains psychologist and author of The Leader’s Guide to Resilience, Audrey Tang: “It’s ‘I don’t know what’s going on here, everything’s going a little bit crazy, but if I go and get my petrol, I’m in control’.”
Prince Andrew’s lawyers believe this secret document can save him in sex abuse case – September 28th 2021
After avoiding court papers for over two weeks, Prince Andrew’s lawyers believe that they might have just found another legal loophole that could save the British royal in the sex abuse case against him.
Is Britain running on empty? Here’s what we’re short of and the industries under threat – September 24th 2021
From “cancelled” Christmas dinners to numerous energy suppliers collapsing and items missing from supermarket shelves, many industry experts claim Britain is in crisis.
The UK economy has been disrupted by several factors including labour shortages, new immigration rules and the lingering effects of the pandemic.
There is estimated to be a shortfall of around 100,000 lorry drivers, and soaring energy costs have also added to the cost of food production and logistics
Comment When I was a young reporter working for the Aylesbury Plus newspaper in the 1980s, I became a hate figure for my criticisms of Margaret Thatcher’s governments profiteering destruction of the infrastructure. As a a trained economists, the horrors being lined up were crystal clear. It is comic that the above report implies a need for more migrants. We have never had so many migrants and hopeless young people. the people in charge do not want to face facts. R J Cook
Pfizer booster shot: The ‘unexpected’ side effect after third dose – Pfizer finding – September 19th 2021
A drop-off in antibody levels after a second dose of the vaccine has informed the recommendation of a third booster shot for over-50s and younger adults with health conditions in the UK. Invitations to book the third coronavirus vaccine will today be sent out to more than a million Britons in a bid to “strengthen the wall of defence” against COVID-19 created by the vaccine. Higher protection in vulnerable groups offers hope of avoiding a spike in hospital admissions during the approaching winter months. In new data submitted to the Food and Drug Administrations [FDA], Pfizer has outlined the different side effects to expect from a third dose of their vaccine.
Closure of government’s Covid taskforce leads to ‘brain drain’ ahead of feared winter surge – September 18th 2021
The government’s Covid taskforce, which drives crucial decisions on lockdowns, PPE, and emergency planning is facing a ‘brain drain’ just as the country gears up for a potentially brutal winter, The Independent can reveal.
Comment This so called Independent article tells me all I need to know about these saints advising the government. They are in it for the money. If they are that good they will have other jobs. Ferguson’s Imperial College has made a fortune from Covid chaos. there is no evidence that lockdowns do any more than scare people. Age , pre existing conditions and life style are key infection cause and only 1% who catch it actually die with it as an associated cause.
Influenza , which has a higher kill rate than Covid, has officially disappeared – but tests can’t accurately tell the difference. Figures have been deliberately inflated by these tests and now we have virtually mandatory testing for children. I know from experience of the Pfeizer double jab , that there are side effects. These jabs are not even protection.
It is clear that the upper middle class Whitehall clique are out in support of their buddies on lucrative secondment. These buddies are not clinicians. they model spread but must be careful to stay WOKE , so not link it to high density BAME lifestyle areas , mass Third World immigration, poverty, appalling hospitals where C difficile and MRSA kill rate gets no attention or the vile old peoples privatised care homes. They work simply on numbers taking no account of key differences. The object of the exercise is to avoid natural herd immunity , stoke up fear, modify behaviour to control dissent and cut work load in the public sector. It is always about money and control.
Roberta Jane Cook
Health minister at centre of cronyism allegations sacked in reshuffle
A health minister at the centre of a series of controversies over the government’s handling of coronavirus has been given the sack in Boris Johnson’s reshuffle.
Lord Bethell said he was “sad to be standing down” from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), where he was a surprise appointment as minister for innovation at the outset of the Covid-19 crisis in March 2020.
He became a lightning rod for cronyism allegations in relation to multi-million pound contracts for PPE, tests and equipment, after telling the House of Lords that in the hunt for supplies ministers used “a very large network of contacts” and “informal arrangements”.
Comment Britain is a world leader and example to corrupt governments everywhere , hence their poisonous effects live on in the Third World. Hypocrisy is a major element in the operating system. Our dreadful State education system , for which I worked over 18 years , ensures a mindset that never asks questions. R J Cook
Horner: Hamilton could have been penalised too – September 18th 2021
Christian Horner believes there was a case for the Italian Grand Prix stewards to have given Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton the same penalty.© PA Images Lewis Hamilton at Monza crash scene planetF1
Verstappen has received a three-place grid drop at the Russian GP for the crash in the middle of Monza’s opening chicane that took both of this season’s World Championship rivals out of the latest race.
Hamilton is a prominent champion of the BLM movement which will gain massive kudos if he beats Schumacher’s world title record. Hence there is enormous media bias in his favour. His selfish driving in a previous incident wrote off his rivals car and footage of this crash seems to have disappeared. This rival could have been killed , but our WOKE media doesn’t want to know.
People are being played here. Gareth Southgate did the same by picking the wrong players to take the Euro Cup final penalties. This was to make a point about black players being important and sparking outrage when the inevitable happened. Sport is bread and circuses . It is about an elite making money and distracting groups of people into a false sense of identity or awareness of what is really going on.
R J Cook
Historic tower just handed listed status to be demolished this weekend – September 18th 2021
By Tom Wilkinson
A piece of industrial heritage, which was only granted listed building status last week, is to be demolished on Sunday after new Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries overturned the decision.
The Dorman Long Tower, a 1955 brutalist concrete coal bunker, had been given Grade-II status by Historic England and was considered a Teesside landmark.
Comment Dr Celia Clark of Portsmouth University and myself encountered this mentality in our book ‘The Tricorn, The Life and Death of a Sixties Icon.’
There are so many ludicrous references to Britain being a democracy these days. It is a class system ruled by a wealthy paranoid elite with multiple lackeys, including the barrow boy property developers who have no interest in Britain’s industrial heritage.
Britain’s industrial revolution changed the landscape and life styles with harsh consequences for many. For worthwhile progress , doing away with a lot of the old is arguably a good thing. However, it is the automatic greed driven mindset of the few that should cause concern , along with their ability to override laws that are obviously only extant to control the masses who worry them. So it was no big problem for Nadine Dorries to ignore the listing.
Had it been a householder wanting to fit plastic window frames to an old listed thatched cottage , or even get rid of the cumbersome costly thatch, there would have been an inquiry and prevention order. That is life in Britain , which may be better than Afghanistan in some ways , but it is awful compared to the Britain I grew up in – and getting worse as a police state.
R J Cook
No 10 accused of sidelining behaviour experts on latest Covid measures
Hannah Devlin Science correspondent
Senior scientific advisers have publicly accused the government of sidelining behavioural experts and appearing unwilling to listen to “uncomfortable truths” on vaccine passports and masks during the pandemic.
The scientists told the Guardian that their input to the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) was apparently no longer wanted owing to the expansion of in-house expertise.
SAGE are a vested interest which would have Britain and the world on permanent lockdown regardless of the fact they do not defeat the virus. Their references to behavioural scientists is creepy. We are not supposed to notice the wider field of damage caused by these arrogant self identifying experts. They are on bonuses from all of this while the dreadful bloated NHS wants to be clapped for not being able to do the job. It is all just too appalling to say anymore.
R J Cook
Brexit red tape bonfire to scrap driving licence cards and share certificates – September 17th 2021
Louis Ashworth, Oliver Gill, Julia Bradshaw, Russell Lynch
Physical driving licences face the axe and farmers may be allowed to spray pesticides from drones as part of a package of post-Brexit regulatory reforms.
Comment Best to be wary of anything that puts even more of our information on State computers i n the name of Brexit freedom. The reality of Brexit is our own secretive wealthy elite flexing their muscles and keeping more secrets.
R J Cook
Army veteran, 80, in stand-off with council after refusing to chop down wildflower garden – September 16th 2021
An 80-year-old US military veteran in Kansas who planted wildflowers in his garden to attract bees before being ordered to mow them down by the city council has united gardeners around the world in anger.
Comment When people voted for Brexit they were being conned about getting their country back. The elite put this on the agenda because the EU were talking tough on taxing the rich.
The proof of the pudding is there in the face of ever more Draconian police state measures, while people are fooled by blaming the white masses for all of the problems in Africa and BAME in general. Immigration is at record levels, although it has been made difficult for white East Europeans.
British justice was party to sex crime lies about Julian Assange and still has him locked up on behalf of the U.S deep state. EU’s progressive laws are vanishing under the cloak of Covid care. It’s just what the ever richer minority wanted so watch out for ever more laws and pettiness like the one above.
R J Cook
What we know about myocarditis and the Covid-19 vaccines – September 15th 2021
What we know about myocarditis and the Covid-19 vaccines
The rollout of Covid-19 vaccinations for children aged 12 to 15 is due to begin in schools next week after being approved by the UK’s four chief medical officers.
- SEE MORE Vaccinating children: it’s decision time for the health secretary as kids return to school
- SEE MORE What the new Oxford-ONS study reveals about the effectiveness of Covid vaccines
- SEE MORE Coronavirus vaccines have so far saved 100,000 lives, PHE study reveals
The decision-making process has been “long and, at times, seemingly painful”, said the BBC’s health correspondent Nick Triggle, because it is a “finely balanced call”.
Healthy children are at a low risk from Covid, meaning the benefit of vaccination is only marginal, with efforts to avoid school disruption just tipping the balance in favour of jabs.
These big science words scare people. A key phrase here is that the risk to children and young people is very low but jabs are about avoiding school disruption. As with feigned concern about us old folk and protecting the NHS, the tail is wagging the dog in police state Britain.
Roberta Jane Cook
Man has hand ‘chopped off at the wrist after Whitechapel vigilantes corner him’ – September 15th 2021
Cllr Khayer Chowdhury, crime lead for nearby Redbridge council, said on his Facebook page that locals had cornered a man who had reportedly brought a machete to the scene.
He wrote: “Yeah…you don’t mess with the people of Tower Hamlets.
What Does this tell us about Britain ? It is a feral society and one Crime Commissioner even wrote in ‘The Mail’ that there is a feral police force. We certainly saw that with PCs Monk and Couzens recently.
R J Cook
Labour’s shadow equalities secretary quits as does junior minister
Marsha de Cordova, the shadow equalities secretary, has resigned from Keir Starmer’s shadow cabinet with immediate effect citing a desire to focus on her marginal constituency.
One senior MP said the role would be difficult to fill, citing tensions at a senior level over the party’s stance on transgender rights.
Comment Labour’s difficulties with transgender rights exposes the essence of their hypocrisy and what equality means to the party’s essence. Feminists generally don’t like transsexuals which is why they are not in the LGBTQI coral. Enough will never be enough for them because they are not about equality. They combine ongoing complaints about being victims with obvious assertions of superiority. It is interesting how many new laws have been made to support this. Labour’s support for BAME and BLM is disingenuous.
For all of its alleged modernisation, the Labour Party always has to have underdogs , the problems must never be solved. Mass immigration and virtue signalling over Afghan refugees s perfect for them. But when it comes to transsexuals, the Labour cloistered and self centred feminist contingent sees them as all potential rapists, sadly trying to disguise themselves to look like the abundant and intoxicatingly irresistible British beauties. Then they pounce. Feminist prejudices are inductively O.K and politically correct. Masculinity is toxic and all white men are privileged. The idea that equality should be about equality of responsibility is like showing the cross to Dracula.
R J Cook
Army veteran, 86, died after being punched in the face when confronting youths near his home
A teenager has been charged with the manslaughter of an Army veteran who was assaulted outside his own home. Read more Army veteran, 86, died after being punched in the face when confronting youths near his home (msn.com)
This country is run by awful people, family life is broken and the establishment and services like the police are corrupt. The education system was a shambles and PR stunt when I worked in it. It is worse now.
R J Cook
Exclusive: Highest-paid NHS managers could be cleared out in Treasury audit
Christopher Hope, Tony Diver
Ministers have ordered an audit of NHS jobs as part of a probe into departmental spending on civil service jobs which could lead to a thinning out of highly paid posts in the health service.
Margaret Thatcher and her government came up with the idea of hiring so called talent to head up state services and businesses,. In the case of British Leyland , NCB and the British Steel Corporation, with whom I dealt in my capacity as an engineering buyer for the Nitrate Corporation of Chile, to run them down.
In the name of cutting public spending, State sector bosses had a pathway to riches. A whole new layer of parastical bureaucracy was added to the police, NHS and education , with pay rises all around even the lower ranks because they were ‘serving the public.’
The arrogance of people leading these ‘services’ is palpable, corruption and failure rife. Whitehall is the icing on the cake. There are so many vested interest leaching of a desperate private sector it is hard to have hope for improvement.
R J Cook
From F.S – September 13th 2021
At the weekend I found a book called ‘Woke’ in a charity shop. It’s a masterly mickey-take. Copy here: https://www.worldofbooks.com/en-gb/books/titania-mcgrath/woke/9781472130846
This was another interesting discovery https://anti-empire.com/vaccinated-brits-aged-40-to-79-more-likely-to-be-covid-positive-than-unvaccinated-peers/
M25 traffic latest: Carnage as fights erupt between drivers and protesters – severe delays – September 13th 2021
Sharper cast© NATIONAL HIGHWAYS m25 traffic update
There is build-up on the M25 in both directions near the junction for the A22 due to demonstrators. A demonstration is preventing access to a roundabout at Godstone on Monday morning, blocking both exit slip roads in the clockwise and anticlockwise directions.
Climate change protesters are understood to be behind the demonstration which is taking place on either side of the A22/M25, and violent scenes between drivers and protestors has emerged.
Comment The country has been run by a national elite that has joined with the global elite in seeing oppressive laws , feral police and custody as the answer to everything. Protest has to be officially approved , we must accept ongoing mass migration, rolling wars ,continued exploitation of the Third World, religious bigotry and anything else that they make up as they go along – like on off lockdowns. I know the M25 all the way around. That junction and the A22 are busy dangerous places. I am not surprised tempers have snapped. People are being driven mad, then offered pills. Can our global society get any worse ? I think so and it will.
Roberta Jane Cook
Five teenagers and a woman arrested after fatal stabbing in town centre fight – September 13th 2021
Three 15-year-old boys are among six people arrested over the fatal stabbing of a man during a fight, police said.
Russia’s staggering military spending exposed as Putin’s army over takes USA – chart
Russia’s military expenditure is alarming; the amount it spends as a percentage of its GDP has overtaken the US for at least six years now. As the US’s defence budget diminishes will it be able to keep pugnacious Putin in check? Should the West be concerned?
Our World in Data has tracked the military expenditure of countries from around the world.
Their data from 2014 has revealed a worrying trend.
From 2003 to 2013, the US managed to keep Russian President Vladimir Putin in check by spending a higher percentage of its GDP on its military than Russia did.
However, since 2014 Russian spending in proportion to its GDP has remained higher than the US.
This spiked to an alarming 5.45 percent compared to the US’s 3.42 percent in 2016.
Comment Are there still people who think ‘west good, Russia bad.’ North Americans should be concerned by Deep State cover ups and military waste than Russia’s targeted spending. This is about the west’s worried wealthy’.
Brexit protocol: Boris Johnson warned full implementation would mean ‘chaos on streets’ – September 12th 2021
Loyalist activist Jamie Bryson has warned the ongoing row over the Northern Ireland protocol poses a “serious threat to peace and security” in Northern Ireland. He has argued that the Brexit deal as currently agreed between the UK and EU amounts to the “colonisation” of Northern Ireland into an “economic union.” It comes amid much anger from the Loyalist and Unionist community at what they see as the altered constitutional status of Northern Ireland within the United Kingdom.
When I was a young student , the Northern Irish question seemed simply answered by persuading the two sides that religion should no longer be relevant. I have a lot of experience now.
So I realise riding rough shod over Northern Irish identity has similarities with what two British police forces are doing to me by deciding I am nuts and ridiculing and blocking my female gender identity.
The current Northern Irish flare up illuminates the idiocy of our ruling classes by allowing a Brexit referendum and the stupidity of the masses in believing a yes vote would solve the migrant issue and ‘get our country back.’
Murder victim named as police apologise after family cleaned his blood- September 12th 2021
Jacob Thorburn and Dan Sales For Mailonline
The spy writer who held a grudge against Le Carré comes in from the coldJ Lo And Ben Had A Dramatic Fan Encounter At The Airport© Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo
The first pictures have emerged of a teenager who was brutally stabbed to death as police officially named him and announced they have arrested a suspect.
A murder investigation was launched after Abdirahim Mohamed, 18, was found suffering with stab wounds in Melbourne Street, Leicester on Wednesday evening.
Also In Leicester , Woman Found Murdered – September 12th 2021
Police were called to a property on Lincoln Street just before 6pm yesterday.
East Midlands Ambulance Service also attended the incident. where a woman was found murdered.
The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police said the investigation is still in its early stages.
#NotInMyName trends as people object to government’s ‘turnaround tactics’ for migrant boats in the Channel – September 12th 2021
The government’s latest efforts to address migrant boats crossing the English Channel has sparked outrage, as the prime minister’s spokesperson suggested the new “turnaround tactics” are supported by the general public.
Most of us older people – Trump is an exception – do not use Twitter and Twitter should not decide anything in a so called democracy. The majority who voted against Barmy Brexit voted to stop the migrant chaos.
The illegals should be stopped in Europe , but Europe is overwhelmed and Britain’s liberals and elite have been sending out welcome signals. They have used and abused Europe creating an unsustainable situation.
They have also destabilised the Islamic world and would attack Afghanistan and Iran if they could. Yesterday’s 9/11 remembrance misses the points raised by the likes of Michael Moore concerning the mystery of how and why the tragedy happened and how steel girders melted from an aviation fuel fire.
To those who wonder about the little pictures of me at the end of some stories, it is to emphasise who I am and to stand up to the hate criminals who have and still are making my life hell. I don’t believe that transsexuals should hide in the LGBTQI group, They should be and assert themselves as individuals and make a personal stand about their identity – and most certainly not take anti psychotic drugs as the GIC have tried to make me do. I expect this site to be closed down soon. Unfortunately , in this country, charity does not begin at home.
British monarchy could be gone in two generations, says novelist Mantel – September 11th 2021
LONDON (Reuters) – The British royals, who trace their history back more than 1,000 years, could be gone within two generations, writer Hilary Mantel said in an interview published on Saturday.
Two Generations is too long to wait. As author of many history books covering English history and a lecturer in British Political history, I recognise the role of kings , for all their brutality , cruelty, murder , sex outrages, hypocrisy and failings, in creating the kind of order we have now. But they have no worthwhile role these days beyond being museum pieces.
They are an expensive nonsense wheeled out for dubious government propaganda and confusion. They should go. Their history is not unblemished and Queen Victoria presided over the heyday of empire. If the statues must go , so should the monarchy. World War One was a mass murderous deluded squabble between three in bred greedy monarchies that gave us World War Two and the horrors of today.
The monarchy is an absurd smokescreen obscuring truth and any hope of equality ,social and economic progress. In short , it is pretentious bullshit. Prince Andrew’s dilemma says it all about these irrelevant parasites. Britain needs cutting down to size before it does any more harm.
Roberta Jane Cook
Armed police ‘arrest Afghan special forces commando at Manchester hotel’ – September 11th 2021
He was arrested in a pre-dawn raid on or around 31 August and is being held under immigration powers, according to multiple media reports. An investigation is said to be underway and the individual is believed to still be in detention.
Not really a surprise. This is rule by the Idiocracy.
UK Covid deaths soar by 30% in days as fears of new lockdown explode – September 11th 2021
Ferrari?© GETTY Covid deaths have risen by 30 percent in a week
On Saturday September 11, the UK recorded another 29,547 cases and 156 deaths within 28 says of a positive Covid test. The figures represent a 30 percent increase in fatalities from Saturday September 4, where 37,179 cases and 120 deaths were recorded.
It comes as reports suggested the UK could re-enter lockdown in October to curb hospitalisations.
Comment Very Convenient for the social controllers and ruling elite whom they serve. The number of Covid patients currently in hospital account for less than 8% of beds and deaths from Covid alone are almost non existent. There are too many vested interests and elite fear of protests to stop this little gem of fear. R J Cook
Oxford Covid jab faces to be withdrawn from Britain’s vaccine rollout – September 11th 2021
Eleanor Hayward Health Correspondent For The Daily Mail
he Oxford jab could be largely withdrawn from UK’s vaccine programme as millions of Britons who were given two doses are likely to be offered a Pfizer booster shot.
The booster programme is expected to rely mainly on the Pfizer vaccine under a ‘mix and match’ strategy to top-up immunity.
Research has suggested combining the two different vaccines can provide better and longer lasting protection against Covid-19.
Nearly half of all NHS staff have no medical qualifications
Almost half of all NHS staff are managers, administrators or unqualified assistants, it has emerged, as Boris Johnson came under pressure to insist on health service reforms as the price of increased funding.
The proportion of clinical staff who are professionally trained has declined from 55.5 per cent in 2013 to just 52.5 per cent now, meaning 47.5 per cent of staff have no medical qualifications.
Separately, it has emerged that the number of NHS managers paid more than the Prime Minister is about to rise to more than 400. Some hospitals have as many as nine managers earning more than Mr Johnson’s £157,000.
MPs said the figures showed that with £36 billion extra going to the NHS and social care, funded by a 1.25 percentage point increase in National Insurance, it was time to have a root and branch review of NHS spending.
During my first year as an undergraduate when Universities still deserved the name, I was compelled to study five subjects for examination in my first year. These subjects included philosophy. Moral philosophy was part of this course.
Given the society my privileged greedy hypocritical student contemporaries went on to create, it all seems to have been rather pointless. I went in to public service for security , a mortgage and to do good. Nowadays public servants expect inflation busting pay rises with an easy life.
Corruption is rife , as we see with the jailing of yet another corrupt U.K police officer for faking and signing witness statements. It seems O.K to assume every man accused of rape as being guilty, along with the prejudice that for everyone caught thousands go free.
But we are not allowed to argue that for every PC Wayne Couzens caught there are thousands of bent police officers up to all sorts of corruption and criminality. Like the NHS who just must be clapped , the police must be seen as heroes.
It is not good enough. Teaching was difficult and stressful but I was privileged and grateful for the work, senior staff left a lot to be desired and had stupid ideas, but at least they had done the job. What we have with the NHS is the tail wagging the dog. As with being a well turned out woman, foundations are everything or the whole thing eventually collapses. Expensive clothes are wasted otherwise. Seeing what is on underneath should be enlightening but not shocking.
R J Cook
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‘After the death of cyclist Marta Krawiec it’s time to take a stand’
Dr Marta Krawiec lived in the flat upstairs. She was a wonderful neighbour who baked us Polish cakes at Christmas, planted flowers in the communal areas of our house and greeted us with a cheery ‘Good morning’ every day as she unchained her bicycle and left for work as a children’s allergy consultant.
This is a tragedy and much to do with terrible Capital infrastructure. I was a cyclist in London during the late 1970s , riding as fast as possible oblivious of my vulnerability. The worst thing that happened was when I was riding in rain, from Goldsmiths College, where I was a post grad, to my home in Stockwell. I hit the back of a taxi when it suddenly stopped without signalling , to turn right. I ended up in the gutter and the taxi drove on.
London is worse now. Until lockdown I was a truck driver, regularly crossing London via Westway, delivering in Charlotte Street near Tottenham Court Road, then on to Covent Garden to collect and out to Brighton. Very tricky and cyclists , like my younger self , oblivious of danger and almost ubiquitous. Coming down on to the Marylebone Road from the flyover , the traffic was heavy by 6 a.m. The motorbike and scooter riders equally hazardous , weaving in and out. That is the reality of London , a city my parents and sister were born in and where I once lived, north and south. It has changed so much and is one of the most testing places on earth for drivers. Truck drivers are not perfect and need to be treated with consideration.
I was living in London when they went on strike in the late 1970s. Too many people see them as a nuisance and an obstacle rather than what delivers the goods. It is time cyclists had professional training , high vis vests with registration numbers and paid to use the road , especially in big cities. There are some terribly dangerous junctions and an international population. Their attitude to the road needs some common basis and training. Improving roads is not enough. It is also a fact that London cyclists have killed or injured pedestrians. Action to regulate cycling is way overdue. R J Cook
No Escaping The Experts & Scientists – September 8th 2021
October lockdown: Smaller gatherings would be first rule introduced in potential firebreak, Sage expert says
Reducing the size of gatherings would likely be the first measure in the event of a firebreak lockdown in October, a SAGE expert has said.
All in this together – September 8th 2021
Read More : https://in-this-together.com/inalienable-rights/
Met Police officers face misconduct probe over disappearance of Richard Okorogheye – September 7th 2021
Two Metropolitan Police officers are being investigated for possible misconduct over the investigation into the disappearance of Richard Okorogheye, his family’s lawyers have said.© PA Richard Okorogheye – PA
It is claimed that one officer failed to pass on the fact that Mr Okorogheye suffered from sickle cell anaemia to the missing persons team after being contacted by his GP..
I have direct and ongoing experience of Thames Valley and West Mercia Police, who have a very big axe to grind with me, interfering in my health care – via my appalling GP- very seriously indeed- see Toxic Transgender Clinic and Trans Action pages.
They still won’t tell me why I was given a secret PNC Criminal Marker on my car and soft intelligence records on October 9th 2008. I found out , in 2012 that I had allegedly stalked , threatening violence, a well respected senior officer over the weekend of October 4th/5th 2008.
I was hundreds of miles away from Shropshire , north of Liverpool at the time and could prove it. But if the police don’t like the evidence they will ignore and even destroy it. The police even made a press release with malicious lies about domestic violence which they also don’t want to talk about.
They still won’t tell me why because it is malicious and life wrecking act, seriously affecting my hard working and honourable son’s life chances too. But ‘nice’ sanctimonious people in Norden House Surgery and the Gender Identity clinic, dote on the police. So they reported all to the Gender Identity Clinic who stopped my medication and gender reassignment surgery because I won’t take antipsychotics.
The British police are not recruited for their sensitivity. Many are bullies and accomplished liars. T hat fits well with the job. At best, they are what the sociologist R K Merton called ‘perspectivist thinkers’. Their new methods of evidence gathering include framing people by profiling, bugging phones and watching the cameras. They are also interested in what your neighbours might think and hacking your computer.
They are recruited to look after very powerful vested interests. So it is a nightmare to think that they are called upon and trusted to make judgements about peoples’ mental health. They cause more mental health issues through harassment , fabricating and withholding evidence to get innocent people jailed. The frightened comfortable members of the public are reassured, which is why Sarah Everard got into killer PC Wayne Couzens’ car. He already had four complaints of sexual misconduct against him. These were ignored.
The BLM claiming to be their only victims is obscuring a dangerous and developing police mentality with some very serious issues attached.
PC Benjamin Monk , of notoriously corrupt West Mercia Police, was protected for nearly 5 years from the consequence of brutally killing a black Premier League footballer – in spite of a record of abusing the taser with four other suspects which West Mercia Police ignored.
West Mercia’s Deputy Chief Constable also rewrote a report clearing three officers of perjury and misconduct in the Plebgate affair. Add to that them jailing an Irish man for forcing a young clubber to masturbate him, when he was of the wrong ethnicity, not there and with no forensic evidence. The Irish man got 17 years and received no compensation, because he couldn’t prove he hadn’t done it,
Senior officers have too many privileges and too much public trust. There are lots more cases on this site’s police station pages , with links, and archive. Yesterday , a female officer was filmed kicking a downed suspect. One must ask who are the paranoid schizophrenics here ? She told the person filming the viral video , to get lost, in rather coarse terms.
BBC Admits Documentary on Syria Chemical Attack Contained ‘False Claims’ – September 7th 2021
UK’s propaganda outlet BBC has admitted that a Radio 4 documentary about an alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma, Syria, in 2018 contained serious inaccuracies.
On Sunday, the UK corporation’s Executive Complaints Unit (ECU) upheld a protest by Daily Mail columnist Peter Kitchens following the broadcast on the program Mayday: The Canister On The Bed last November.
The judges agreed that BBC investigative journalist Chloe Hadjimatheou’s show failed to meet the “corporation’s editorial standards for accuracy” by reporting false claims.
These were not just inaccuracies. The whole story was a pack of lies. The BBC was originally the Ministry of Information and the model for Orwell’s ‘Big Brother.’ They wanted a full blown regime change in Syria because they feared Russia would get its hands on the oil. All the innocent dead from that Anglo American motivated carnage didn’t matter. The BBC smeared Peter Hitchens as a Russian agent.
They also lied that Wikileaks were paid £100,000 by Russia to deny the BBC’s lies. Britain’s elite still think they are born to rule the world but do not understand cotemporary Islam. Their mindset is back in 1919 when they set about sealing the Arab world’s fate – possibly involved in killing T E Lawrence of Araba for being such a post war nuisance.
Orwell – real name Eric Blair – had seen the British Empire at work first hand , as well as fighting in the Spanish Civil War, and could not stomach working for the elite’s BBC. Unfit to have his life wasted in the services, he fought for truth using his typewriter.
His dire warnings were never meant to be instruction manuals , as they now seem to be.
Britain’s elite ruled and controlled the Islamic world for years. They now follow curious lines of invading them while hanging on U.S shirt tails and inviting them all to Britain if they want to come. Hence all the angst about needing to make the Channel crossings safer for them.
Why not just follow the logic of collecting them all from their home ports, bring all who want to come ? Those left behind will make up the shortage in nearly no time and wages in the U.K should plummet along with rising property prices, taxes and so much else to benefit the elite and immiserate the masses. As mono culturalists , these migrants will eventually sort the country out as the Taliban are doing in Afghanistan.
R J Cook
Coal plant fired up as concerns mount over energy prices
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Energy insiders are concerned after two coal facilities have been taken off standby and Britain looks ahead to a cold, costly winter.
The amount of electricity coming from wind farms has dropped considerably due to calm weather and there has been a global shortage of natural gas.
National Grid ESO asked EDF to switch on two coal-fired units at its West Burton A station on Monday morning to help meet demand, according to The Telegraph.
Comment Another deliberately engineered crisis to benefit the elite, all in the name of climate protection. R J Cook
Bank holiday testing dip sends UK’s daily Covid cases surging 56% – September 7th 2021
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Daily coronavirus infections across the UK surged 56 per cent in a week today, official figures show — but the rise is due to a dip in testing last Monday.
The Department of Health’s daily update showed there were 41,192 new cases in the past 24 hours compared to just 26,476 on Bank Holiday Monday.
Pure alarmist drivel. These dubious tests with statistically biased projections are used to cause alarm and keep up the smokescreen to hide a demographic socio economic nightmare.
R J Cook
Brexit WARNING: London at risk of LOSING global financial crown in next five years – September 7th 2021
That is the huge warning in a new report from TheCityUK, which is the Square Mile’s most influential lobbying body. The group has formed a strategy working with 60 financial services groups that will help the UK “regain financial centre leadership in five years”. But TheCityUK has warned UK capital has fallen relative to some of its biggest rivals around the world such as New York and Hong Kong over the past decade. The country’s local share of markets such as cross-border bank lending, insurance premium-writing, pension and hedge fund assets have all fallen, the report warned.
Tory MPs urges Priti Patel to return illegal migrants to France – September 7th 2021
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Conservative MPs have urged the home secretary, Priti Patel, to send back immediately anyone including children who boards an illegal crossing of the Channel from France.
Extreme views and conspiracism rising among England’s pupils, research finds September 7th 2021
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Teachers are reporting a rise in extremist views and conspiracy theories among pupils, which they warn will be left to fester unless schools equip them with training and resources to tackle dangerous thinking and ideologies, according to research.
Comment Who decided what is dangerous thinking or ideology ? Will Islam be on the list ? History is full of religion fed wars and conspiracies. Who defines conspiracy ? Teachers were bad enough when I was doing the job. This is well off the road to democracy. It is the road to tyranny and related mental illness. R J Cook
Parent tells school board that vaccines are Deep State conspiracy to depopulate the world – September 7th 2021
A parent at a school board meeting in Seminole County, Florida, told members that Covid vaccines were a “deep state conspiracy” and that scientists and the medical community wanted to “depopulate us”.
Is there going to be an October ‘firebreak’ lockdown in the UK? – September 7th 2021
Comment It is ludicrous but inevitable given the vested interest and media induced sheep like mindset of the British masses. This virus cannot be defeated by lockdowns or jabs.
It is not a mass killer of healthy people but the British NHS , like so many other health care systems , is totally inadequate by negative virtue of its structure, along with massive demands from an unfit ageing and ever expanding BAME population where lifestyle and densely urban communities are a major issue.
The cowardice and dishonesty of a leadership that simply wants to be seen to do ‘the right thing’ is appalling and will continue to inflict and retard our socio economic structure. Their so called experts and other vested interests are enjoying a very profitable ride. Less than 7 % of U.K hospital beds are occupied by Covid patients and 80% of the population are double vaccinated.
What would happen if there were a new wave of UK Covid cases
Scientists are hopeful there will not be another UK lockdown this winter, even if there is a fresh wave of Covid-19 cases.
Boris Johnson called the roadmap out of lockdown “cautious but irreversible” when he announced it back in February.
Rules are now all but back to normal across the UK. England and Scotland both scrapped limits on social contact back in July.
Comment I think lockdowns will always be there in the background, in spite of evidence they achieved nothing other than there being zero cases of flu during that period. They also covered for the dreadfully inadequate and self righteous higher wage demanding NHS. R J Cook
Millions of vegetables thrown away as labour shortages hit farmers – September 6th 2021
Scottish vegetable growers are having to throw away millions of cauliflower and broccoli heads due a shortage of farm workers and lorry drivers.© PA PA-53320269.jpg
Brexit Disaster – September 6th 2021
Former leader of the Ulster Unionist Party Lord Trimble has written to the US President urging him to help stop “political uncertainty” and damage to “the Northern Ireland economy” caused by post-Brexit trade compromises with the EU. The Northern Ireland Protocol was negotiated by the EU and the UK as part of the Brexit agreement. It has instituted customs checks on the sea border between Northern Ireland and Great Britain and has been called a threat to the identity of unionists in Northern Ireland, who argue that it creates the conditions for an “economic” united Ireland
At least 1,000 Channel migrants arrive in a single day – September 6th 2021
Migrant crossings have hit a new record high with at least 1,000 men, women and children reaching the UK across the Channel on Monday.
The risk factor that makes you ‘twice as likely’ to get Covid post-jab – and it’s not age – September 6th 2021
The UK has enjoyed a restriction-free summer, which stands in stark contrast to most of Europe, where varying degrees of restrictions remain in place. Evidence suggests Britain is paying a heavy price for its wholesale lifting of all measures aimed at curbing COVID-19. The rise in cases, as well as hospitalisations and deaths, is one of the highest in Europe.
Britain is the most densely populated country in the world. Most of its people live on 10% of the land. The rich all powerful elite have free run of the rest in a very advanced police state serving their interests.
So they are well in with the conspiracy to force mass vaccination. I have never had flu and stopped getting colds when I became a teacher in 1979. In that job I was exposed and caught most things that I had not already had as a child. My father did not approve of vaccinations. He was a free thinker, having seen mass hunger and poverty growing up in the 1930s, and military incompetence as a regular soldier wounded at Dunkirk.. The equally incompetent NHS killed him when he was 40, and killed my mother – also doing me great harm. All the staff seem to care about , like the police , is more money for their role with the Covid lockdown con.
Being breast fed in the pre feminist age, I had a strong immune system , but the jabs made me feel very ill. Now we know, in spite of all the tame media folk brought out – the latest being Sacha Baron Cohen who wants more state control of social media – to endorse it, the jabs are actually bad for us.
The people who die are already vulnerable and the NHS needs protecting because it is an appalling organisation which cannot cope with scrutiny, cost benefit analysis, rising migrant and old age demands. Of the latter elderly care crisis, we have much to thank Thatcher’s greedy privatisation of local authority old folks care homes in the 1980s.
These places are poorly staffed, extortionately expensive , profiteering and overcrowded. Euthanasia would be kinder for many -but God wouldn’t like that , would he ? R J Cook
Apocalyptic Britain by R J Cook – September 5th 2021
The following thread of images and words in today’s About Britain posts create an interesting picture when you join up the dots. But first a quote from ‘liberal’ Andrew Rawnlsey from today’s Guradian. He is arguing that Britain wants to go on with its never ending regime change wars ( regime change everywhere but Britain ) then we must join forces with Europe. This is because the U.S.A can no longer be relied on to back up the British elite’s refusal to let go of its old Empire , whatever it might say as atonement for slavery.
Here is the quote : After the rout, the recriminations. British fingers furiously jab at the Americans for a shaming scuttle from Kabul that will embolden the west’s adversaries. Sir John Major yesterday called the withdrawal of western forces a “strategically very stupid” decision. Tony Blair, the prime minister who sent British forces into Afghanistan 20 years ago, goes so far as to call the precipitous exit “imbecilic”
Blair is the man who used lies to encourage George Bush Junior into the Iraq war which has had terrible consequences – of which Britain’s complicity in jailing Julian Assange for warning of the idiocy of going into Afghanistan and exposing Anglo U.S war crimes in Iraq, is but a part.
The only things I remember John Major for are an affair with sexy Janet Reiger luxury lingerie wearer married MP Edwina Currie, Black Friday currency and stock market crisis with Norman Lamont’s help and the destructive rail privatisation.
These men did enough damage as Prime Ministers , so it is alarming that so called liberal left media republish their appalling views and utter incompetence as wisdom for the rest of us to follow.
The sequence below begins with the puffed up self righteous British leadership , backed by comfortable and or ignorant voters displaying a view that Afghanistan’s current situation is anyone’s business other than the Taliban and the U.S.A.
The Private Eye cover image encapsulates their bloated pomposity. In this far from just democracy where there are 600.000 homeless and so many socio economic evils, these characters – like their opposition are desperate to jump on the virtue signalling bandwagon ,. They are keen not to mention the two recent Islamic terror attacks in New Zealand and Berlin.
The sequence goes on to display British tabloid front pages from yesterday, covering the police state’s insistence of forcing dubious Pfeizer jabs on young people. The government also plan to make Covid passports compulsory for mass events.
Next we have the latest recruit to so called anti anxiety drugs, Jeremy Kyle. This ex car salesman man, who got TV lucky, made his name and a fortune bear baiting so many hapless hopeless Chav white working class men , for being so beastly to their partners, children or both , on live TV, that one of them killed himself. Mercifully this led to his garbage show being axed.
Then , shock horror , we have the leak of all leaks. The Queen is actually expected to die and her lavish funeral arrangments have been leaked to the press. With everything else going on , how will we Brits across the Commonwealth, survive ? It is terrible news coming so close to the revelation that a BBC journalist triggered a chain of events that killed our beloved Northamptonshire aristocrat, Princess ( formerly Lady |) Diana.
Can this country get any worse ? Of course it can. It is already in the pits for the poorly educated masses who are now so dependent on government diktats because they are not encouraged to think for themselves. They even need police approval to protest.
Never mind. All will be well. The tried and trusted ‘New Scientist’ magazine’s latest edition informs us that we must stop blaming secret mad state sponsored scientists for the devilish Covid 19 virus. We must go back to blaming another specie link – the old chestnut that a virus just jumped , mutated spontaneously into something new and began to kill.
The magazine’s top story is that all will be well when we are fully carbon neutral. Not a word about deforestation cutting oxygen and rainfall among other things to facilitate religion driven overpopulation along with demand for more living space. Only 2 % of Afghanistan survives as forest. No mention that humans and their cattle emit a lot of greenhouse gas. Don’t argue or doubt. The esteemed publication is written by scientists. ( sic ).
Meanwhile , on a more fundamental level, I had a bad week riding the buses. I missed an Arriva X60 on Tuesday, having waited half an hour for it before being told it had left 10 minutes earlier from a different bay to the one advertised. So I waited an hour and twenty minutes in a grim filthy diesel fume filled bus station for the next one. I would have missed that too if a fellow passenger hadn’t called to me that he had seen it about to leave from yet another wrong bay.
Then yesterday I waited one hour and a half at Buckingham Tesco stop for my return to Winslow , when the sign switched from the bus being due in one minute to disappearing from the board and never arriving. Luckily a neighbour passed in her car and gave us a lift with all our shopping.
I had arrived in Buckingham that day , from Stony Stratford , an historic old North Bucks town , now swallowed up by Milton Keynes. The historic part is now a trendy middle class suburb with lots of charity shops and some ancient pubs. But you don’t have to go far south along the old A5 Watling Street , joining the new by pass and you will see some interesting ‘quick build’ high density mass housing curiously called the Crofts. Developers and planners , along with self important councillors, love invoking the area’s historical attributes , including tales from the Cock and the Bull inns where middle class folk singers and players join in promoting an illusory past. Richard III apparently stayed over in the town, with the captive two princes he later had murdered to secure his throne. There is Queen Eleanor Way nearby , named after Edward ‘Long Shanks’s ‘ wife. Her body was carried through the town en route to London. She gave Edward 22 children.
It was undertaker faced Tory Minister Norman Tebbit who told the 1980s rising unemployed to do as his dad did in the hungry `1930s, ‘Get on your bike.’ This bike shop in Wolverton Road is the only one for miles around in North Bucks. It has some very expensive stuff.
A good bike will cost around £1000. I was asked for £9 just for tape to wind around my drop handle bars. My old Raleigh Lenton Sports was built by low white working class slaves in Nottingham and cost my dad £20 in the 1950s. The Raleigh factory , made famous in the 1960s film ‘Saturday Night & Sunday Morning’, is no more. The bikes are made by Third World slaves now, in the Far East.
There is no place for that sort of novel on school English literature courses now. The British working class culture must be buried , along with increasing numbers of young suicides, in this New World Order of censorship and rewrites. R J Cook
Nearly 50 shops closed per day in first half of year, research shows – September 5th 2021
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Almost 50 chain stores per day closed down on British high streets, retail parks and shopping centres in the first half of the year, according to research. Read More Nearly 50 shops closed per day in first half of year, research shows (msn.com)
New EU driving law set to launch in the UK make it ‘hard for drivers to concentrate’ – September 5th 2021
Motoring lawyer Nick Freeman has warned new EU speed limiter rules could make driving “unpleasant” and “boring” and comes with massive safety risks. Read More New EU driving law set to launch in the UK may make it ‘hard for drivers to concentrate’ (msn.com)
Sky News reader perfectly sums up post-Brexit Britain in ‘most apocalyptic terms’ – September 5th 2021
While reporting on the food and drink shortages in supermarkets and pubs on Friday, King summarised the situation in a brilliant 17-second clip that has since gone viral.
“When expressed in the most apocalyptic terms, England has become a country where the pubs have no beer, farmers don’t have anyone to pick their fruit and even if they did there aren’t enough lorry drivers to get it to the shops,” he said.
‘This is going to be serious’: Doctor issues STARK warning about UK flu jab delay – September 5th 2021
The delivery of flu vaccines in the UK has been met with a potentially catastrophic delay due to a shortage of HGV drivers. Seqirus, one of the world’s largest flu vaccine companies, said it had told customers about delays of up to a two weeks. Speaking on BBC Breakfast this morning, one doctor underscored the seriousness of this delay. Read More ‘This is going to be serious’: Doctor issues STARK warning about UK flu jab delay (msn.com)
Covid warning as new ‘most mutated variant so far’ MAPPED – and it’s already in UK – September 3rd 2021
The newly identified variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus first emerged in South Africa last May as a potential variant of interest (VOIC). C.1.2 has been described as the “most mutated so far” with changes to genetic code that could make it more transmissible and potentially more dangerous. Even more worryingly, the coronavirus has already been identified in a handful of countries outside of Africa, including the UK.
Comment There is a conspiracy to end all conspiracies through ridicule, ostracism and ultimately more law. The Covid Crisis is becoming absurd. Death rates from Covid 19 by itself are much rarer than road deaths, but we don’t ban cars because the socio economic system would not work without them. Same goes for ludicrous lockdown.
Meanwhile we continue with virtue signalling mass immigration ( costs falling on the lower orders ), air travel and an open door to disgruntled and opportunistic people from Afghanistan because the virtue signallers say so , rather than accepting that there is a problem with Islam.
Academics recognised years ago that bigoted religion had to go before humans could fulfil potential. Now we are setting the clocks back. ‘Go forth and multiply’ may have made sense for specie survival in biblical times , but not now because over population is the root of humanity’s and the planet’s eco problem.
Britain’s elite and virtue signallers are dumping on the indigenous masses. They are saying ‘aren’t we nice’ as they come between the warring factions of Islam , both of whom believe that they are custodians of the ultimate truth and meaning of life.
The idea that the planet, everything on it and the universe was made by a God without permissible image or definition is logically utterly absurd.
However , our elite and intellectually lightweight lefties have forced laws to ban comment or criticism. The Covid Crisis is grist to the mill. Meanwhile , the NHS collapses under the weight of over promoted arrogant managers and impossible ever increasing surging popular demand.
R J Cook
Gareth Southgate condemns ‘unacceptable’ racist abuse of England players – September 3rd 2021
Afghanistan news – live: Afghan women protest against Taliban rule as…The Electrical Life of Louis Wain review – Cumberbatch’s cat artist…© PA Wire England’s Raheem Sterling is abused by Hungary fans after opening the scoring (Attila Trenka/PA). – PA Wire
Gareth Southgate insists supporters who jeer the taking of the knee and aim racist abuse at players will be regarded as “dinosaurs” after his England side were once again subjected to monkey chants.
Raheem Sterling and Jude Bellingham were the reported targets of a number of Hungary supporters inside the Puskas Arena as England turned in a fine performance to win their World Cup qualifier 4-0.
Comment Yesterday I posted a story about Oxford University’s Vice Chancellor, Prof Louise Richardson , who said campuses must be places in which “open debate on controversial topics” can flourish.
That is a laudable statement, however quite hopeless in Britain. I said at the time of the Brexit referendum that this country’s elite would become more dictatorial and that mass immigration would rise massively if the vote was to leave. I have been proven right. Britain’s ruling class – better called the predator class- have one moral code for themselves which is called hypocrisy. They have another for the masses which is blind obedience to the rules or face ostracism , despair, humiliation and destruction.
Gareth Southgate reminds me of a 1960s progressive vicar and fits well with modern Britain. Football is assumed to be our religion , unless we have taken a step up to join Islam – which is a religion not a race whatever dopey schoolteachers might be telling the kids, as they did during my 18 years as a teacher.
West Mercia Police’s appalling senior management team spent nearly five years protecting their PC Benjamin Monk who had killed an obviously unwell former Premier League black footballer. When it eventually came out, the tame press and BBC- who hardly touched the story- never mentioned or attributed this to racism. Monk had a record for abusive use of the taser on at least 4 other occasions , but that did not worry West Mercia Police top brass whose only concern was their sanctified image. That is Britain.
Meanwhile, that same media had been feeding of the George Floyd killing in the United States, were telling all of us whites that our ancestors were all slave traders or slave owners and we must atone by bending the knee.
The reality of British history and life for the average white British Person is rather different. But that history is being re written. We must accept white guilt and bend the knee. Righteous Gary Southgate is in the vanguard of the new morality which suits the elite agenda who pay him and his players rather a lot of money.
The mystery for me , is why to white working class people bother to support British football. Southgate’s assumption is that anybody who doesn’t accept his and his paymaster’s damning judgements that will be seen and written off as dinosaurs. You don’t need a good education or high intelligence to be good at football. I spent three years as a PE teacher and know what it takes. I know footballs were a lot heavier in my day. Now it s just a show. Southgate is using football , blatantly in the Euro Cup, to the New World Order cause.
The acid test here, for Southgate’s dinosaur cliché and the future , is how are East Europeans taking the new EU and British moralising dictatorship ? Hungary , for one , doesn’t like it. As someone who spent years working with East Europeans and not ‘playing’ football , I think I have a better idea of what is going on – and why. As for Prof Richardson, I am afraid academics dare not tackle controversial subjects with an open mind – unless they want the Southgate treatment. R J Cook
Tax rise for 25 million to pay for social care
Boris Johnson is next week expected to announce a manifesto-breaking tax hike to pay for the biggest overhaul in social care in a generation and bring down NHS waiting lists.© Daniel Leal-Olivas/Pool via Reuters Boris Johnson, Downing Street – Daniel Leal-Olivas/Pool via Reuters
In a major political gamble, the Prime Minister will reveal a rise in National Insurance that will see around 25 million people pay extra tax.
In return, he will promise to cap the amount an individual will ever pay in social care costs – possibly at between £60,000 and £80,000 – and better protect people from having to sell their homes to meet care bills.
Comment People don’t realise that things like open door immigration and lockdowns are very expensive. The rich elite won’t be paying. Social care is mainly privatised , making vast profit from very poor provision.
When I worked – in Portsmouth where life was and still is grim for the masses- for HM Inspector of Taxes in the early 1970s, the marginal rate of tax was over 80% and basic rate was 30%. I left to work for a London accountant helping rich people to avoid tax.
Tax avoidance is even more sophisticated nowadays in the global economy. Meanwhile the little people pay, the rich play and the Whitehall set blind us with the science of economics. As a famous man once said : ‘If governments want you to know something you can be pretty sure it is a lie..’ R J Cook
John Cleese criticised after claiming ‘London is no longer an English city’ for supporting the EU
Actor, comedian and Brexiteer John Cleese has lashed out at the city of London for its continued support of the European Union and being firmly against Brexit.© Clemens Bilan/Getty Images/Twitter jcbrexit.jpg
The 79-year-old, best known for his role in Fawlty Towers and as a part of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, has been a strong advocate of leaving the EU even prior to the 2016 referendum.
However, in an outburst on Twitter on Wednesday morning, Cleese claimed that ‘London was not really an English city any more’ [sic] and that ‘virtually all of his friends from abroad have confirmed my observation’.
Comment It depends what one means by English. the Predator Class makes it up according to their needs. Anyone can be English. But I know what Ckeese means. R J Cook
Afghanistan news – live: Taliban call for surrender of final rebel province as Raab seeks global coalition- September 2nd 2021
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Comment Raab is under pressure from Woke folk. Britain presumably wants another invasion. It can only afford meddling in places like this at the expense of its own suffering masses. It is all about woke and the predator class rule. They want more ethnics for cheap labour and to show nice we are. R J Cook
Universities will lose support without more ‘ideological diversity.’ September 2nd 2021
Universities need more “ideological diversity” or they will lose the support of the public, the University of Oxford’s vice-chancellor has warned.© Andrew Crowley Prof Louise Richardson – Andrew Crowley
Prof Louise Richardson said campuses must be places in which “open debate on controversial topics” can flourish.
She said that if universities are unable to foster an atmosphere in which discussion can take place freely, they risk “losing the public argument” over whether they are out of touch with society.
Speaking at Times Higher Education’s World Academic Summit, Prof Richardson said the perception among some people that universities are “bastions of snowflakes” was damaging for the sector.
Covid Con Con-tinues – September 2nd 2021
by Paul Cudenec
Posted here September 2nd 2021 – F.S
It has been eight years now since I left England to come and live in France.
A lot has happened back in the UK since then (not least the whole Brexit pantomime), but the period has been a dramatic one here as well, as I will set out.
Moreover, with hindsight, what often felt at the time like a disorientating jumble of events now appears to me as one clearly-visible phenomenon, namely a vast wave of growing popular resistance to the dominant system which those in power have been trying to crush by all possible means.
Now, in 2021, this struggle is coming to what could well be its final stage, a make-or-break moment which will decide not just the future of France but also play a decisive role in determining which direction humankind as a whole will take in the decades to come.
Scottish Singer, Aged 22, Wants Over-40s To Be Banned From Nightclubs – September 1st 2021
Michael Gove has made headlines once again, but not over Brexit claims or PPE contracts. This time the cabinet minister was spotted raving in an Aberdeen nightclub at 2am over the Bank Holiday weekend. Wearing a suit, no less.
The clip, which shows Gove alone on the dance floor – arms aloft, flailing wildly, out of time with the music – sparked a social media frenzy that culminated in a debate on Good Morning Britain: should over-40s be banned from nightclubs?
Speaking to show hosts Sean Fletcher and Charlotte Hawkins, 22-year-old Scottish singer Tallia Storm said that older people should leave club nights to “us youngsters”.
Comment I haven’t been in a night club since 2007, after watching Welshman Jo Calzgahe defeat a Dane for the super middle weight title. On account of Welsh ancestry on my father’s side. I supported Joe but had great fun drinking before hand with the Vikings.
So after leaving the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, it was off to a club and a lot more drinking and dancing with some girls at their invitation, the Welsh flag draped around me like a cape, my long blonde hair flying. I was 57. I was a brilliant dancer along with my new student girls friends.
So I think this Scots singe rather dull. But if that is how she feels, we should be thinking of places where young women should not be allowed, for the safety of older clientele who might be accused on inappropriate behaviour. There is a certain breed of young female seeing sexual threats everywhere. New laws and controls are forever being wrought as the police state tightens its grip. Young women love them. R J Cook
Rail chaos in southwest England set to continue after Tesco truck hits bridge – September 1st 2021
Great Western Railway has warned of days of disruption for rail travellers to, from and within Devon and Cornwall following after a Tesco lorry hit a bridge in Plymouth.© Network Rail
One strike: the refrigerated lorry that hit a bridge in Plymouth, blocking the main rail line in Devon and Cornwall- Network Rail
The refrigerated truck became jammed on bank holiday Monday, halting trains on the only rail line between western Devon, Cornwall and the rest of the UK. The lorry was removed on Tuesday afternoon, but Network Rail says “huge cracks have developed” after the crash.
Comment Twice I ended up facing a low bridge with traffic behind me. The first was under the railway in Didcot , following my car sat nav. It is silly to try forcing your way through even if it is embarrassing and can anger motorists behind you.
I recall a tricky one going to the back of Bath station. while delivering to GBK. A Bidvest driver hit it with a 7.5 tonner. That stopped the trains. The problem was the road was slightly inclined before the turn right into the station car park so there was very slight clearance. You could just about do it in a small 11.5 feet tall truck as I did until a height restriction notice was put in place. R J Cook
Coronavirus: New Covid strain Mu lands in UK with 55 cases in England so far , Michiel Willems – September 1st 2021
A new Covid mutation called Mu has been detected in the UK, as 55 cases have been identified in England so far.
Comment Here we go again. Lockdowns and social distancing do not work to control the virus and its mutations, but that is not what they are for. This won’t end. It gives the elite more control , more space and more profit,
Why did I get so ill with Covid even though I’ve had both jabs?
Jo Macfarlane for The Mail on Sunday
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It began, oddly enough, with a painful shoulder – a deep muscular ache right in the spot where I’d been vaccinated. That might have been easy to dismiss. But then came agonising muscle pains in my legs that kept me awake, intense bouts of shivering and a yo-yoing fever.
‘Clock is ticking’ BBC funding crisis as viewers ‘no longer willing to pay licence fee’ – August 20th 2021
The Minister for Media and Data has reported a “decline in willingness to pay the licence fee” of the BBC. Campaigners against the BBC licence fee, including Defund The BBC, said that the remark showed that “the clock is ticking for the BBC”. Rebecca Ryan, the campaign director at Defund The BBC, told talkRADIO last night that the demise of the licence fee was “inevitable”.
Comment The BBC is new left sneering upper middle class Woke PC social engineering. Why would anyone seeking serious news or honest drama watch it , let alone want to pay for it pay for it. R J Cook
Coronavirus cases rise by just 1.1% in a week to 32,406
Holohan seeks to reassure parents as children return to schoolNot3s: 3 Th3 Album review – as pop as rap gets© Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo
Britain’s daily Covid cases rose just one per cent today compared to the same time last week, but deaths jumped by almost a third.
Comment The British authorities are desperate to keep anxiety levels high. They need a Winter panic. Obviously the country appears to be doing worse than Europe because it manipulates the figures to make it look as if cases equal deaths and that the tests are actually reliable – also ignores that there are vulnerable age and life style groups. R J Cook
MOS COMMENT: Let’s unite with EU to crush curse of border bureaucracy – August 29th 2021
Mail on Sunday
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Bureaucratic rigidity threatens to condemn this country, and the EU itself, to a wholly needless crisis over trade between the UK and the Brussels-ruled bloc.
It is ironic that the majority voted leave to stop mass immigration and multi culture. Now immigration is at record levels , albeit non European, which is how certain parties in power wanted it to be.