I reckon it’ll still be Petrol or Diesel in 2045!

When a politician, or a senior member of that political party, decides on a ‘Long Term Policy’ the first thing which comes to mind is the question; “Has he done his homework?” My white hair and silver beard denote my age, which also goes for the number of politicians, as well as parties, which have crossed my ageing sightlines. And, you’ve guessed it, the number of times that the answer to my original query is “No. He hasn’t even scraped the snow off the ground,” is, well; forever escalating.

For an prime example, a politician who is extremely well known for ‘policy statements’ is the well known serial adulterer, liar, multiple illegal (Lockdown) party-attendee and would-be comedian who goes by the name of Boris Johnson. His Election manifesto was fuelled by a claim that he would be spearheading a major shift in policy, which would ennoble the very weird (but possibly very well-meaning) ideology known as Net Zero by 2050. This strange ideal calls for the United Kingdom to remove, by force if necessary, the sacred cow of burning anything which produces the gas known as Carbon Dioxide. He has expanded upon this ideal by stating that petrol- and diesel-fuelled vehicles will be banned from sale by 2030. 

At the same time as pushing these strange ideals, which will cost British people some £11 trillions to achieve these pie-in-sky ideals, inclusive of banning all gas boilers for heating your home by 2035; he has also pushed the whole idea of Electric Vehicles. Now my own son has an EV, and pretty smart it is. He gets an average of 240 miles-per charge, (a fair bit less during winter, because the battery don’t like the cold). He started of being lyrical about not being a fossil-burner any more, and how cheap it was to charge, and how he didn’t have to pay road tax. As he said these words, some two years ago, I smiled to myself, thinking, again to myself, that he was young, very young in terms of experience, especially when it came to politicians, policies and their promises.

Going back to the liar Boris, his time as Prime Minister, and also to this strange idea that he could turn GB&NI on its head, change the whole industrial lifeline of personal and industrial transportation, just by stating “This is what we’ll do.” Readers will note that No Actual Parliamentary Legislation, to follow up on this crass idea of changing our very way of life by the banning of petrol and diesel vehicles, has ever been even rumoured, not by the Tory party, certainly not by the more level-headed Labour Party; possibly by the Green-ies, but who gives two shits about them. The tiny bunch of loud-mouthed Lords’ members headed by the moronic Lord Deben, (he of the burger being force-fed to his unfortunate daughter at the time of Mad Cow Disease) are always foaming at the mouth about CO2 and all the other superheated bullshit which courses through what passes for their veins, but you don’t find many even moderately aware politicians mentioning the fact that if GB&NI removed all CO2 from our atmosphere, the three largest contributors of CO2, namely China, India and America aren’t doing any nearly as stupid as GB&NI.

Again that question:  “Has he done his homework?” Nope, he didn’t even think about what was needed. There are 37,851 publicly available charge points in the whole of GB&NI. How many are actually needed, to comply with both car, public transport and haulage vehicle needs? Over 400,000. The Government reckons on 300,000 by 2030. I calculate they are running late by around 250,000 just by their numbers, not by actual numbers.

I return to my son, and his precious EV. When he first got it, he was working locally, and never had to worry about charging anywhere else except his home. He had the occasional trip away to the Midlands, and then had a fair stretch working away, and then found out some of the many hiccups when your source of transport depends upon electricity, instead of petrol or diesel. At any time, a third of the chargers are out of service, for a multitude of reasons, one of the main ones being that they all depend on the Internet to be able to charge up. If the ‘App’ doesn’t work, or isn’t compatible with the car, you are just out of luck. Many EV owners are just beginning to realise that they are faced with a whole new set of problems, just because they thought that things would be cheaper by EV.  And then the Ukraine thingy happened, and the cost of electricity rocketed; so what do the people who fit, supply and run the various charging networks do? Their charges rocket as well: so much so that my son reckons it is more expensive now to run an EV than a fossil-burning car! And then the final branch broke, when the Government decided that they were losing too much cash by not charging for Road tax on EVs, and in a year or two’s time, bang goes that saving as well.

As my philosophy has been for the past six-odd decades, never trust what politicians say, only examine what they really achieve.

A video about The Video

I can report that, early today, I finally managed to record the long-promised video at the Trust Headquarters, which told of my early life with my wife Jacqueline, but mainly to explain how I and my late wife were treated by the hospital and the County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust. My words are now in the hands of the video editor, and of course the Trust, together with any reply or comment from the orthopaedic Consultant. 

We shall see.

THE END OF PRIVACY IN Great Britain & Northern Ireland

Remember the fuss and palaver when Gordon Brown wanted to issue everyone with ID Cards. Naturally, there was opposition everywhere, I myself joined in with many others, and, together, we beat the Socialist/Communist/Heathen idea back into the mediaeval void it had emerged from.

But now we see the Digital I.D. has suddenly erupted before our very eyes, and, apparently, nobody even bloody noticed: because it was done stealthily, quietly, and with, for a very rare change from This Government, competently.

But, with this ‘Digital I.D., comes the end of privacy.

The Government Departments which will now be able to look at every skein of your life, from medical to financial history and onwards; is explained in this list:-

  • Home Office
  • Ministry of Justice
  • The Lord Chancellor
  • Ministry of Defence
  • HM Revenue and Customs
  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities
  • Department for Education
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
  • HM Land Registry
  • An organisation which provides services to a specified public authority in connection with the specified objective
  • A county council in England
  • A district council in England
  • A London borough council
  • A combined authority established under section 103 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009
  • The Common Council of the City of London in its capacity as a local authority
  • The Council of the Isles of Scilly
  • The Greater London Authority

Welsh bodies

  • The Welsh Ministers
  • The Welsh Revenue Authority
  • A county council in Wales
  • A county borough council in Wales
  • A community council in Wales
  • A person providing services in connection with a specified objective (within the meaning of section 35) to a specified person who (a) falls within this part of this Schedule; and (b) is a public authority.

Scottish bodies

  • The Scottish Ministers
  • A council constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994.
  • A person providing services in connection with a specified objective (within the meaning of section 35) to a specified person who (a) falls within this Part of this Schedule; and (b) is a public authority.

New public authorities to be added to Schedule 4

  • The Cabinet Office
  • Department for Transport
  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Disclosure and Barring Service

FUNNY THING, NO-ONE NOTICED: THE END OF YOUR PRIVACY

Questions for America

From the online pages of the Epoch Times, I bring you the cogent arguments and queries of Victor Davis Hanson, the conservative commentator, classicist, and military historian. He is a professor emeritus of classics at California.

Did someone or something seize control of the United States?

What happened to the U.S. border? Where did it go? Who erased it? Why and how did 5 million people enter our country illegally? Did Congress secretly repeal our immigration laws? Did President Joe Biden issue an executive order allowing foreign nationals to walk across the border and reside in the United States as they pleased?

Since when did money not have to be paid back? Who insisted that the more dollars the federal government printed, the more prosperity would follow? When did America embrace zero interest? Why do we believe $30 trillion in debt is no big deal?

When did clean-burning, cheap, and abundant natural gas become the equivalent to dirty coal? How did prized natural gas that had granted America’s wishes of energy self-sufficiency, reduced pollution, and inexpensive electricity become almost overnight a pariah fuel whose extraction was a war against nature? Which lawmakers, which laws, which votes of the people declared natural gas development and pipelines near criminal?

Was it not against federal law to swarm the homes of Supreme Court justices, to picket and to intimidate their households in efforts to affect their rulings? How then with impunity did bullies surround the homes of Justices Brett Kavanaugh, Samuel Alito, Amy Coney Barrett, Neil Gorsuch, John Roberts, and Clarence Thomas—furious over a court decision on abortion? How could these mobs so easily throng our justices’ homes, with placards declaring “Off with their d—s”?

Since when did Americans create a government Ministry of Truth? And on whose orders did the FBI contract private news organisations to censor stories it did not like and writers whom it feared?

How did we wake up one morning to new customs of impeaching a president over a phone call? Of the speaker of the House tearing up the State of the Union address on national television? Of barring congressional members from serving on their assigned congressional committees?

When did we assume the FBI had the right to subvert the campaign of a candidate it disliked? Was it legal suddenly for one presidential candidate to hire a foreign ex-spy to subvert the campaign of her rival?

Was some state or federal law passed that allowed biological males to compete in female sports? Did Congress enact such a law? Did the Supreme Court guarantee that biological male students could shower in gym locker rooms with biological women? Were women ever asked to redefine the very sports they had championed?

When did the government pass a law depriving Americans of their freedom during a pandemic? In America can health officials simply cancel rental contracts or declare loan payments in suspension? How could it become illegal for mom-and-pop stores to sell flowers or shoes during a quarantine but not so for Walmart or Target?

Since when did the people decide that 70 percent of voters would not cast their ballots on Election Day? Was this revolutionary change the subject of a national debate, a heated congressional session, or the votes of dozens of state legislatures?

What happened to election night returns? Did the fact that Americans created more electronic ballots and computerised tallies make it take so much longer to tabulate the votes?

When did the nation abruptly decide that theft is not a crime, assault not a felony? How can thieves walk out with bags of stolen goods, without the wrath of angry shoppers, much less fear of the law?

Was there ever a national debate about the terrified flight from Afghanistan? Who planned it and why?

What happened to the once-trusted FBI? Why almost overnight did its directors decide to mislead Congress, to deceive judges with concocted tales from fake dossiers and with doctored writs? Did Congress pass a law that our federal leaders in the FBI or CIA could lie with impunity under oath?

Who redefined our military and with whose consent? Who proclaimed that our chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff could call his Chinese Communist counterpart to warn him that America’s president was supposedly unstable? Was it always true that retired generals routinely libelled their commander-in-chief as a near Nazi, a Mussolini, an adherent of the tools of Auschwitz?

Were Americans ever asked whether their universities could discriminate against their sons and daughters based on their race? How did it become physically dangerous to speak the truth on a campus? Whose idea was it to reboot racial segregation and bias as “theme houses,” “safe spaces,” and “diversity”? How did that happen in America?

How did a virus cancel the Constitution? Did the lockdowns rob of us of our sanity? Or was it the woke hysteria that ignited our collective madness?

We are beginning to wake up from a nightmare to a country we no longer recognise, and from a coup we never knew.

America. The ‘Really Good News’ in the first week of the New Year

In the first slow days before the House of Representatives finally allowed The Constitution to come first and foremost; when a hardline group of GOP representatives made a would-be Speaker bow down to THEIR rules and requirements, after FIFTEEN BALLOTS, America finally has a Speaker, and the House of Representatives, ruled by a slim GOP majority, which will no longer go along with the ‘Swamp’, and commence the long walk back from Democratic Party misrule and corruption. I reckon that a special medal should be struck, in honour and gratitude to the 20 House members who ensured that ‘Democracy’ will replace the mess which has certainly ruled for the past years. 

For my second piece of ‘Really Good News, I wish to turn towards Florida, with the news that at least one baby, unwanted by its mother at birth, is safe and well.

Safe Haven Baby Boxes founder and CEO Monica Kelsey, Ocala Mayor Kent Guinn, and Ocala Fire Chief Clint Welborn announced news of the surrendered baby during a news conference on Thursday morning and praised the resource for helping to save lives. 

“I’m so happy to hear of this miracle baby,” Guinn said. “I knew when we did this in 2020, this day would come. We all did. We just didn’t know when. We’re glad it was there as a resource for the mother of this child. I’m sure there will be a bright future ahead for this precious child.”

The Ocala Baby Box is the only one in Florida and is one of 134 boxes across the United States, according to the report. The box costs approximately $10,000 and is leased for $200 a month. Since November of 2017, 23 infants have been placed in a Baby Box, according to Safe Haven. 

Kelsey said she came up with the idea for Safe Haven Baby Boxes “because officials were still finding dead, abandoned babies despite states having a Safe Haven law, allowing mothers to surrender newborns to hospitals and fire stations,” according to the report.

“My biological father is a rapist and I was abandoned at birth and my life still has value. I wish that today, my birth mom would have had those resources all those years ago,” Kelsey said.

Kelsey noted that each box has a heater and a cooling unit and is alarm-activated. A silent alarm alerts firefighters if a baby is in the box 60 seconds after the baby is placed inside. 

“Sixty seconds is enough time for mom to get away,” Kelsey said.

Once the baby is inside the box, the outer door locks and only safety or medical personnel are able to access it, the report states. Safe Haven officials said the newborn is “attended to within five minutes, medically evaluated at a local hospital and adopted within 30-45 days,” the report states. 

PoliceScotland welcomes Kiddy-Fiddlers

As an old man, albeit with a still-enquiring and agile mind, I wish to report to my small audience, of reading and absorbing probably the nastiest, most evil and potentially destructive statement ever emanating from any Government Agency, according to my long, long memory.

Police in Scotland have sparked outrage for describing paedophiles as “Minor-Attracted People” in a report.

Officials said the language in the year-end report was based on terminology used by the European Union.

In a year-end report, Chief Constable Iain Livingstone said police have worked on a project that’s main agenda is “to develop understanding and approach to avoid the victimisation of children by engaging Minor-Attracted People (MAPs) and providing them with the necessary support, treatment and guidance to help prevent criminal activities.”

A controversial move to label paedophiles as “Minor-Attracted People” in a top-level report has been defended by Police Scotland, with the force suggesting the EU was to blame.

Chief Constable Iain Livingstone’s annual year end report refers to child abusers as Minor-Attracted People (MAPs). The move comes amid wider concerns by campaigners over what they see as attempts to rebrand paedophilia as a harmless sexual preference.

A spokesman for the force stressed that MAPs is not a term they routinely use to describe child abusers and said that its use in the report had to be understood in context.

He explained that the reference to MAPs was in relation to the force’s engagement with the European Union‘s Horizon Europe Project – Prevention of Child Sexual Exploitation.

The report states: “The project’s main agenda is to develop understanding and approach to avoid the victimisation of children by engaging Minor-Attracted People (MAPs) and providing them with the necessary support, treatment and guidance to help prevent criminal activities.”

I would, however, gently remind my readers that this is just an extension of the thinking which the pervert-admiring Harriet Harman, MP disclosed when she, Harriet Harman, belatedly expressed ‘regret’ that a vile paedophile group was allowed to forge links with the National Council for Civil Liberties.

But she still refused to apologise over the NCCL’s extraordinary relationship with the notorious Paedophile Information Exchange, who openly demanded that the age of consent be reduced to Four years old.

I would also remind readers that the Chief Constable’s Annual Report must have been, before publication, scanned, criticised and re-written many times. And still that vile term (MAP) was allowed to remain. To this writer, it proves just one thing: the thinking behind certain senior PoliceScotland officers, very senior Police officers, was that that vile acronym should remain, because that is indeed in the future for Scotland, and that the ‘plebs’ should get used to it, because its going to happen anyway!

PoliceScotland. Bunch of Privileged, Uniformed, Pervert Enablers

NHS Hospital Surgery: Herewith a Warning

I write today with a warning, not just because I blame the Hospital for my wife’s untimely death, but because people should know what lies ahead of them in a Hospital, when surgery is planned for them.

Your Rights: Your Life

Do Not Attempt Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

To any patient, or indeed patient’s family, whose entry into an NHS Trust-controlled Hospital is proposed for the purposes of surgery: of any sort of surgery under a general anaesthetic.

Demand to speak to the people who will be in charge, not of the surgery, but of the decision which will mean the difference between life, or death. Demand to speak to the people, the consultants, the specialists, the medical professionals who will study the medical files relating to the patient under scrutiny, and DEMAND  that you be informed if there is to be a decision on whether a Do Not Attempt Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation form be completed and set upon that Patient’s file. Because you have a legal right to be consulted, and a Legal right to argue if a decision should indeed be made, The Law demands that you be given that right. 

So, if you are old, or infirm, or if you are ‘Vulnerable’, or Frail, or if the Statistics may show that CPR would not or might not help, just remember that your voice counts, or rather should count, louder than a clutch of medical professionals who depend upon statistics in judging whether any patient lives or dies, and demand, a second or even third opinion, because if you find yourself, or a near and dear relative, approaching a proposal for surgery from an NHS Hospital, remember that your voice counts when it comes to decisions about DNACPR.

Something stinks at Sistah Space: and it ain’t the sewers

It is really tough when a true Attention-seeker gets some of the attention she seeks, but does not really deserve; but then attracts the attention of someone who smells a really Black Rat, and then that same someone proceeds to demonstrate that the same smell which helped to demolish the totally innocent (but perhaps confused by an ethnic dress ensemble) 83 year-old Lady Hussey, is present right down the murky financial trail, inclusive of a staggeringly high increase of administrative expenses comes from (4703% year on year increase).

A Gentleman who writes under the pseudonym of James, with a Twitter handle of @JustPikachoo; seems to have read of the seemingly concocted “Racist” conversation between Lady Hussey and Marlene Headley , a black ‘British’ woman also known as Ngozi Fulani, who was dressed in “Ethnic” style: and, quietly and without any fuss, decided to do a deep crawl through the truly complicated space which was ‘Sistah Space’s’ financial background. 

In 176, that is One Hundred & Seventy Six Tweets, our friend @JustPickachoo, lays a dynamite trail of seemingly weird and convoluted statements, and reckons that the Charity Commission should be investigating this rather weird and convoluted ‘Charity’: which seems to have inveigled Hackney Council into providing free rental space; but then went on to threaten that Council for not doing or giving more. That same ‘Charity; which has been granted a lot of cash from the London Community Foundation of £12,000.00, from the Greater London Authority of £40,000.00, and from Comic Relief of £60,000.00.

Our Tweetering friend @JustPickachoo also states that should any of the truly murky decisions and financial pathways be deleted, which is in itself totally illegal: he claims that he has already got the goodies copied out and stashed very safely.  When “James @Pickachoo” finally delivers the .pdf which he has been compiling to the Charity Commission, it should prove very interesting reading!

Hunter & Joe Biden, & How Twitter helped elect a Crook

As an English commentator on British and American Politics with, I must admit, a somewhat limited readership; I really thought that some stories about the American Left, the Democratic Party: and their influence upon what America reads, watches and learns were, to put it bluntly, exaggerated. 

But the decision of a maverick billionaire, rich beyond dreams, to buy outright Twitter, the premier Social Media organisation, has proved, beyond any doubt that the Democratic Party, the governing Party of America, was and still is, totally corrupt in its efforts to hide the truth about Hunter Biden, and his father President Joe Biden from America and the wider world.

I ask if my readers would view this particular Tucker Carlson video, where he interviews James Woods, a good actor who, because he raised his voice in protest, was literally targeted and cancelled to the extent that he no longer worked in Hollywood. I found it both astonishing and deeply troubling: because these were the actions of a Political Party desperate to cover up wrongdoings of the son of an aspiring U.S. President just before that critical election.

You can depend upon the corrupt Muslims…..to say exactly the Wrong thing at the Wrong time!

As far back as 2010, when the totally corrupt criminals who headed FIFA handed QATAR, one of the wealthiest Arab States in the world, the 2022 World Cup, I sat back and prepared, even planned for a really good laugh when this bunch of royal despots’ plans came to fruition. The possibilities of corruption upon an industrial scale were widely exposed and realised: mainly because ALL Muslims accept that bribery and corruption are acceptable, and are indeed slightly puzzled by Western ideals that bribery is just unacceptable in both public and private life.

I worked alongside two Muslim civil engineers on a construction site; two men whose education and knowledge of their jobs was superb: but both men saw absolutely nothing wrong with paying or indeed accepting a bribe. Escalate that skein of thought to a Nation State; and I believe that is how Qatar won the right to stage the highest event in the world of professional Football. 

Immediately upon receipt of the Award news, the Qatar bandits threw their first verbal hand grenade Into the works by declaring that maybe some commentators were maybe right, and having all of the world’s best players going down with heatstroke upon Arrival in Qatar, never mind playing several matches in heat measuring 45 degrees Centigrade, wasn’t the best plan in the world, and could FIFA move the World Cup games to be played in the Qatar winter, where it is only 30 Degrees C. in the evening?

So FIFA, Sepp Blatter and all his corrupt colleagues, who had taken the Qatari gold, found themselves having to go to the FIFA membership, and murmuring that the Committee had unfortunately forgotten that Qatar is a DESERT country, extremely hot, and would they excuse this oversight, break up the traditional winter schedules for some 100-odd national teams, and set them down in the bloody desert because the wogs are building the stadia, the hotels, and everything else.

But fast forwards to 2022, FIFA were almost relaxing, with all the roadblocks moved away, everything seems fine, the teams are arriving: yes there are a few murmurs about the ban on homosexuals, but nobody’s going to go home over the way a bunch of shirt-lifters is treated, and then the bloody Qatari Royal Family gets the word, a bit late in the day, that FIFA has signed a multi-million dollar contract with Sponsor Budweiser, to sell BEER in humoungous quantities, at all seven arenas! 


AND THEY GET THE BEER BANNED!

Entire Voting Audience Awarded Eye-Sight Tests

There was a story, in the Breitbart News, regarding the contest to select the Miss Greater Derry 2023 in New Hampshire, part of the Miss America organisation.

My headline? View the picture of the Winner, and then maybe you will understand my immediate reaction, which was to wonder what all the other young women were thinking about, when they decided to remain in the contest, after realising what the Opposition actually was?

“No King of Mine?”

I watched the first episodes of ‘The Crown’, the drama series on Netflix. I found it watchable, interesting in the exploration of motives, or rather scripted motives, of the key players in this expensive ’Reality Show’ version of the real Royal Family. Without revealing too much of any of the plot strands depicted; possibly the most revealing segment of the thinking behind the writers’ was depicted with the ill-named ‘second honeymoon’ on a billionaire’s yacht in the Mediterranean. On the ‘honeymoon’ with Diana, Charles and their two sons, were all of Charles’ friends, hangers-on and supporters. Depicted seated at a table set on the deck at the stern of the yacht, Charles was detailing ‘his’ ideas for the trip, which was composed of visits to various ancient Roman sites full of statuary and knocked down pillars, and smaller versions of Rome’s Colosseum: and Diana asks when would there be time for shopping, beaches, and just fun for their sons? The reaction of the heir to the Throne, as depicted in the Netflix drama, would probably have been reflected in reality: which was an accurate assessment of the difference between the two people at the head of this drama.

But, strangely, in this screen version of reality; as well as in the superb Oscar-winning film, The Queen, the reality of the Third member of that Royal Marriage is just hinted at, at least in the episodes viewed so far. The woman, to whom Charles really was devoted to for the best part of his life, the married woman, with whom the heir to the British Throne was extremely regularly committing adultery: she hardly ever appears, but is seemingly always there. He could have remained single until the cuckolded husband, Andrew Parker-Bowles, finally got fed up with Charlie’s leavings, and divorced the cow; but he was under more and more pressure to marry, and to produce the Heir, and the Spare! So he lied through his teeth, deceived that beautiful girl who became his wife, and continues his adulterous liaisons with Camilla throughout the whole of his sham marriage to Diana. 

I will watch the rest of this drama series with interest, but, knowing the reality of how that beautiful wife and mother were treated in real life; can never forget how she was treated by the Royal Family, because she just would not stay quiet because she learned how badly she had been deceived by her husband, she just would not accept that ‘that was the way things are’: I have more than a little sympathy for those people with the placards which read “No King of Mine!”

The TRUE and DEADLY Cost of being ‘SMART’

I have not been writing a great deal in the past few weeks, as I’ve been dealing with other things, but; after watching the TV news just this afternoon, I decided to comment.

The single source of my annoyance? The stories about how almost 70,000 households have been switched, by the use of a selective electronic circuit in their strangely-named ‘Smart Meters’ from paying by the chosen method of a Direct Debit, to a pre-payment service: with absolutely NO NOTICE whatsoever! 

Now I have written previously about these so-called ‘Smart Meters’, and about how the only way that a consumer can actually “save money” with using these infernal devices is to switch any or all devices OFF. To be perfectly frank, the only bunch that wins from the connection of a ‘Smart Meter’, are the bloody suppliers and generators of both electricity and gas.

But here’s the truly annoying thing that even I did not either know or appreciate; which is that these Electronic meters can be; and have been modified so that they will ONLY WORK when a pre-payment has been made, and if the cash is not immediately available, that electricity or gas will not flow until that CASH is paid! 

As winter speedily approaches, and the true cost of living rockets upwards, many of those families will suddenly find that COMPUTERS have no sympathy; no compassion; and have no gas or power to heat their homes or cook their food.

The Price of Everything, and the Value of Nothing

This photo of a pack of Tesco Bacon is, at the same time, depicting an item from a Supermarket shelf which is both normal, and at the same time a commentary upon how we are governed, how we are ruled, how we accept the lunacy of Inflation as though it has never happened; and how the truth is kept well away from reality.

The price of that Bacon pack is £3.50. Nine months ago, that same Bacon pack could be bought for £1.95.

Some sixty-six years ago, I commenced work as an apprentice. 

My first week’s paypacket came to the equivalent, in todays Decimal currency, of £3.25

Your Rights: Your Life

Do Not Attempt Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

My words are a warning, to any patient, or indeed patient’s family, whose entry into the University Hospital, or any other NHS hospital; is proposed for the purposes of surgery: of any sort of surgery under a general anaesthetic.

Demand to speak to the people who will be in charge, not of the surgery, but of the decision which will mean the difference between life, or death. Demand to speak to the people, the consultants, the specialists, the medical professionals who will study the medical files relating to the patient under scrutiny, and DEMAND  that you be informed if there is to be a decision on whether a Do Not Attempt Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation form be completed and set upon that Patient’s file. Because you have a legal right to be consulted, and a Legal right to argue if a decision should indeed be made, The Law demands that you be given that right. 

So, if you are old, or infirm, or if you are ‘Vulnerable’, or Frail, or if the damn Statistics show that CPR would not or might not help, just remember that your voice counts, or rather should count, louder than a bunch of medical vultures, and demand, a second or even third opinion, because if you find yourself, or a near and dear relative, approaching a proposal for surgery from the University Hospital of North Durham, or any other NHS hospital; remember that a fair proportion of the senior staff are all liars, especially when it comes to decisions about DNACPR.

Beware of the Do Not Attempt Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation documentation.   

The Durham Hospital which killed my Jacqueline, and then lied about their actions and promises

My following words are a warning, to any patient, or indeed patient’s family, whose entry into any NHS Hospital is proposed for the purposes of surgery: of any sort of surgery under a general anaesthetic.

Demand to speak to the people who will be in charge, not of the surgery, but of the decision which will mean the difference between life, or death. Ask, no, Demand to speak to the people, the consultants, the specialists, the medical professionals who will study the medical files relating to the patient under scrutiny, and DEMAND  that you be informed if there is to be a decision on whether a Do Not Attempt Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation form be completed and set upon that Patient’s file. Because you have a legal right to be consulted, and a Legal right to argue if a decision should indeed be made, The Law demands that you be given that right. So, if you are old, or infirm, or if you are ‘Vulnerable’, or Frail, or if the damn Statistics show that CPR would not or might not help, just remember that your voice counts, or rather should count, louder than a bunch of medical vultures, and ask, no demand, a second or even third opinion, because if you find yourself, or a near and dear relative, approaching a proposal for surgery from any NHS Hospital, remember that a fair proportion of the senior staff are all liars, especially when it comes to decisions about Do Not Attempt Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation.   

The Durham Hospital which killed my Jacqueline, and then lied about their actions and promises

These words are those used in my YouTube video, with the same Header title.

A libellous statement is one where a person knowingly writes or publishes anything which is defamatory of another person or organisation. The ONLY defence against an action for Libel is for the publisher to state and show that every word written or spoken is true.

This is not a story; the events spoken and written really happened: to my wife Jacqueline, to me, her husband: but it has also happened to many within the orbit of the Durham City University Hospital. The hospital claimed to have altered its practices in line with a Court of Appeal decision regarding Resuscitation arrangements back in 2014: but, as I believe I have proven; ‘once a liar; always a liar’

Jacqueline, my wife of some fifty-three years marriage, was admitted to the Orthopaedic Ward of the University Hospital of North Durham on Friday, May 7th, 2021 for an operation to repair a fractured hip. I was warned that there were risks in the operation, because of my wife’s frailty with specific mention of the anaesthesia; and worries that she might not survive the shock of that anaesthetic, and I freely accepted that, although there were risks, those risks were fully justified. I was not warned by that young female doctor, standing by my wife’s transfer trolley, that there would be a second set of medical professionals studying my wife’s very life signs, to decide, by their standards, their statistical surveys and charts: if she lived, or died.

I waited until the Saturday afternoon when a call came, telling me that Jacqueline had been through the operation, which was successful, had recovered consciousness, and after having a drink of tea, was resting comfortably. My worries relieved, I relaxed: but later in the evening, received another call from the hospital, telling me bluntly that my wife, my beloved Jacqueline; had died after a heart attack. Never having lost a family member before, I was grief-stricken. I cannot speak of those days without reliving the loss of my wife. But I survived; I survived by remorselessly following and completing the list of things to do when telling the world of officialdom of a death. But overhanging all of my digital tasks was the memory of my wife, about nine months previously, having her heart checked out with an ultrasonic device in hospital, and the technician stating that my wife’s heart was as strong as an ox. I could not shake that worry away, as I slowly rebuilt my life, now alone. I was aided by my family, my three adult kids, along with my brother and his wife. They gave me sterling support, but I could not brush away that feeling that something was missing.

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Mosquitoes: and Dresden

I would like to cast readers’ memories, or minds if the reader is younger than seventy years old, to the afternoon of September 7th, 1940. For this was the day that the Blitz began. The Blitz began at about 4:00 in the afternoon on September 7, 1940, when German planes appeared over London. For two hours, 348 German bombers and 617 fighters targeted the city, dropping high-explosive bombs as well as incendiary devices. Later, guided by the raging fires caused by the first attack, a second group of planes began another assault that lasted until 4:30 the following morning. In just these few hours, 430 people were killed and 1,600 were badly injured. The first day of the Blitz is remembered as Black Saturday.

Beginning on Black Saturday, London was attacked on 57 straight nights. Between Black Saturday and December 2, there was no 24-hour period without at least one “alert”—as the alarms came to be called—and generally far more. Nine were registered on three separate occasions, and from the start of the Blitz until November 30 there were more than 350 alerts. The nights of November 3 and 28 were the only occasions during this period in which London’s peace was unbroken by siren or bomb. After the first week of September, although night bombing on a large scale continued, the large mass attacks by day, which had proved so costly to the Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain, were replaced by smaller parties coming over in successive waves. On occasion, forces consisting of as many as 300 to 400 aircraft would cross the coast by day and split into small groups, and a few planes would succeed in penetrating London’s outer defences.

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Charlie discovers the limitations of a Constitutional Monarch

Note the sticky tape slapped firmly across his big mouth: and hear those words for the first time: “And Its About Time Too”.

Here is a man who has lacked for nothing from the day he was born, allowed by a Mother to make his own path in life, instead of following his gracious Mother’s worldly wise manner of saying absolutely now’t at all; apart that is from giving the occasional speech, or cheering on her horses.

Suddenly, he has to learn that a Constitutional Monarch has no opinion at all, no matter how much he just ‘Knows’ he has to speak out.

Get used to it, Charlie, you’re in good health: just enjoy the castles, and the fact that, really, you just have to learn that someone else is the boss, and you are just the Figurehead.

The Police turned their backs upon their Sovereign.

At this time of our national mourning, I wish to speak not of our late Monarch, but of the overbearing role of the Government and Police; as opposed to the British public, in our Four Nations. This decline can best be illustrated by photographs: The first is a photo of the queue which was formed to view the late Sovereign’s King George the 6th Lying-in-State: the second is of the new Queen’s Coronation procession, and the third is the heavy-handed attitude of our own version of the Stasi.

The decline, as I and many others see it, is mirrored in the passage of seventy years, and in our loss of personal freedoms. When the late King died, we did not need a massive system of corralling the thousands who wished to pay their respects to their late King. We did not need a host of uniformed nonentities, all wearing those fairly silly fluorescent yellow vests, all proclaiming, “We are your masters! You WILL do as you are told,” as was all so very, very obvious; during those five amazing days and nights when over four hundred thousand ordinary people chose to pay their respects to their late Monarch.

The queue to view the late King George’s Lying-in-State was just over 300,000 strong, possibly less in number that for the Queen; but they had queued, six and eight deep, for over four miles in freezing rain and snow, without any more security than the occasional policeman, caped against that same wind and snow, passing calmly by, with no bloody yellow vest to blare out that he was the BOSS, no barriers at all because it was unthinkable to even accept that it was possible that someone might jump that most British of institutions: the Queue.

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Chris Kaba died because he was aiming his car at the Policeman.

Career Criminal Chris Kaba was ARMED with a speeding car, aimed at the Policeman who shot the black clown down in self defence

This particular Black Life definitely did not matter, especially when the Armed Officer was defending himself against a known career criminal, who was attempting to escape by driving his car straight at the Policeman.

I am not, as I have maybe mentioned before, a fan of today’s Police, and of the English Police Constabularies. They have become too politicised, too ready to take the offenders’ side of things, too ready to deal with non-existent Hate Crimes; as opposed to actually going out and protecting the Public against Criminality.

But the ‘Suspended’ armed policeman has been the victim of a left-wing cabal, including the Muslim Mayor Khan: whose actions and statements spurred the Met. into suspending this brave man, who was only doing his job; and doing it to the best of his training and ability.

Unlike many millions of British people, I used to own and regularly carried a weapon. It was a .38 calibre Taurus revolver, and I carried it in what was, and still is, one of the most dangerous countries in the world: South Africa. I was forced to draw and fire it in self-defence, but I aimed at the ground because I only wanted to warn the black clown who was advancing on me with a knife. He turned and ran. But I was subsequently visited by a very senior South African Police Major, who warned me that I was given my licence so that I should follow the rules, and shoot to kill. If I reckoned that I could not aim for the best ‘body mass’ of the assailant, I should give up my licence, and sell my weapon. I also had to attend a six week course at a regulated gun club range, so I could re-qualify as a registered licence holder.

The ‘Suspended Policeman’ deserves our support and encouragement, if only because he has been trained to react in the only manner possible when either protecting others, or in self-defence! 

David Beckham. Now there strides a MAN.

 

Having waited for decades has `GB&NI’ finally found, almost by accident, a HERO worthy of the title.

David Beckham joined that amazing tribute queue for the late Queen, standing and slowly walking, alongside everyone else, from 2 a.m. in the morning using the simple disguise of a dark suit, a cloth cap, and not even considering the offer of a free pass from an MP.

I will be honest, I don’t hold much time for the present crop of Celebrities. In fact, the ONLY man in civilian life whom I would have thought able to carry the title of ‘hero’ before the grin and wispy beard worn by one David Beckham walked that slow, steady five-odd miles; is another footballer, a certain Jackie Milburn. Possibly the ONLY person whose funeral cortege could have completely stopped all Newcastle road traffic on its journey towards St. Nicholas’ Cathedral from his home town of Ashington.

Again, I give you David Beckham, a MAN who knows that the values of his grandfather mean more than all the false trumpery of modern day ‘Celebrity’.

But before I finish, perhaps a comment or two on the ‘planners’ who charted the route, set the rules, and then left it to contractors who presumably tendered for their time in managing that amazing queue.  The ‘Elite’ in amongst the civil service who were given the task of completing the tasks laid down by Her Majesty, who did play a large part in the service, routes, attendances etc. did well by their mates, in allegedly high, and more than likely low, places. Viewers will perhaps be more than annoyed to see that all MPs, and members of the Lords, along with most of the Whitehall scroungers; have been given free passes, for themselves and for four of their cronies, as well as the usual scrounging flock of ‘;Media Slebs’ so that they didn’t have to share even the same air, never mind the same flagstones, as the patient thousands who have dutifully walked those miles from Southwark to Westminster.

If there is an afterlife, I would guess that those famous lips might well be more than firmly pressed together in a semblance of annoyance at the manner in which the Swamp always looks after its own!