A letter to Local Plod

For the attention of the Police and Crime Commissioner Northumbria

Copied to The Chief Constable Northumbria

Copied to the  I.O.P.C.

Madam, Sir,

I learn through the Press that the Marxist/Communist/Anarchist crowd who pose under the title blacklivesmatter were proposing to hold a ‘Vigil’ at Keel Square in Sunderland.

I would make the following points and questions for both the PCC, and the Chief Constable.

  • As gatherings of more than six people are illegal under the Coronavirus Legislation, how is it that Northumbria Police are not only allowing this crowd to break the Law, they seem to be actively encouraging them?

  • Why do the Police seem to  be favouring this bunch of anarchical rebels, whilst, at the same time, threatening any who oppose this ‘Vigil’ by means of a Section 14 order, forbidding any other protests under force of Law?

  • Why is Northumbria Police giving special, favourable treatment to this ‘blm’ bunch, whose openly avowed goals include banning or removal of All police forces, and also rejoices in the slogan “All Cops Are Bastards’?

  • How can it possibly be justifiable – let alone fair – for any police department in the UK to turn a blind eye to (or indeed, as here, actively encourage) the Hard Left while simultaneously warning that anyone who wants to protest against this injustice will be liable for arrest?

  • The use of the term ‘Vigil’ by this blm bunch is an inexcusable lie. Vigils are what angels keep. Vigils are what servicemen keep over the bodies of their fallen comrades. Vigils are kept while Royals, or high and good Citizens lie in State before their funerals. Vigils are honourable, solemn, ancient – and have nothing whatsoever to do with a bunch of  Marxist agitators causing mayhem on the public streets under the pretence that they fight against ‘structural racism.’

  • As you may have noticed, I am also copying this message to the  Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), in order that they may verify that your actions, orders and statements comply with the Regulations governing the aforementioned Police Conduct.


Mike Cunningham

I promise to keep you updated on further communications.

Free Speech under threat?

We here in this once United Kingdom are woefully served, in terms of free and honest discussion; on literally any topic under the sun. Newspapers are, naturally, slanted towards the opinions of their editors and owners, but honest debate is really best served by television, or online. True, we have the monolithic organ voices uttered by the BBC, but that voice is strangely muted when it comes down to straight forward discussions on topics with vastly differing viewpoints. 

Our minds are flooded with left-wing viewpoints on every topic under the sun, and, usually but not always, they are given easy rides when it comes to political interviews. Compare and contrast the staccato, high-pressure interviews of Centrist British Government ministers, with the constant interruptions and over-talking of the interviewee, to the extent that they can hardly get two sentences out before the BBC voice shuts them off with another question. The Government had actually blacklisted the Today Programme after the General Election, as it was felt that they  would never get a fair shake, and it showed; but  the  Government relented when the Virus came down the track, and it was thought that the message needed to be got out on all Channels. In fact, it was on the Today Programme that I heard the Health Minister actually loose his cool, and protest that Nick Robinson wouldn’t even let him get two words out before interrupting him. Robinson didn’t even apologise, saying that there was a shortage of time!
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But why are there only eight?

I listened with half the usual  attention span as the thin acidic stream of urine a.k.a. Archbishop Welby pontificated during his three minutes of exposure on the BBC Today ‘Thoughts’ slot. He was describing the horror of visiting a overstretched hospital as it literally groaned under the weight of the virus, as he stated, “and this is a country with only Eight Ventilators for all those who need them.” He then blathered on about how we should all come together; blah blah etc. etc.

Now I don’t  know which Black African country he was visiting or describing, but, as readers may well know, there are many candidates.  But what I do know is that the age of ‘Colonialism’ left Africa many decades ago, so the fact that there are only eight ventilators within a country’s borders is not the fault of the former Colonial Power. 

But the question which surely should have been posed to  the Senior cleric of the Church of England, if such a question was in the minds of the BBC, is this: “Why doesn’t the Government of this nameless African country supply and fit out for use, ICU wards, complete with ventilators. Why don’t the citizens of these Countries rise up and DEMAND the necessary innovations in their hospitals, and in many other parts of the infrastructure? Why is it that we see, over and over, demands from hundred of charities in Britain on tv channels for us, the suckers for a sob story; to give, and of course give continuously: so that wells be dug, young female candidates for FGM and a VERY early marriage be given protection, and education; schools to be funded and equipped; and of course cash for hospitals and equipment? The questions are many, but from all these do-gooders, there is a very limited number of answers, and the final  reply is, usually, silence!

To my certain knowledge, there is at least one Black African country which has a Cathedral larger than St. Peter’s in Rome, Just think of the Ventilators which could’ve bought with the cash which was squandered on that totally empty monstrosity. 

Well, well, well. Labour’s actually got a Leader with a full pair.

Sir Keir Starmer proved today that, unlike the former leader, Magic Grandpa, he doesn’t need six committees, a year of debate and a further month of agonising: before firing someone who praises anti-Semitic viewpoints.

Seems as though some woman called Maxine Peake stated that “Systemic racism is a global issue,” Peake said in the interview. “The tactics used by the police in America, kneeling on George Floyd’s neck, that was learnt from seminars with Israeli secret services.”

This statement was immediately denied by the Israelis. 

But Rebecca Long-Bailey, who must have thought that Jeremy’s ghost was still hovering above the front benches, tweeted a link to  Maxine’s interview.

UK Labour Party leader Keir Starmer on Thursday dismissed her immediately from the shadow cabinet for praising an interview with an actress who accused Israel of complicity in George Floyd’s killing.

Me, David Lammy, and a Jury

For what is possibly the very first time, I find myself in both lockstep and agreement with David Lammy; an MP whose statements I have commented upon once or twice  before. I recall the time of Grenfell when he tried to start a riot with a Tweet, and then when he reckoned the London knife crime epidemic was caused by an £11 billion cocaine industry, and because of “Lack of Resources” (A.K.A. giving people less benefit money). 

But, just for a change, Lammy has stuck with the facts; and, it must be granted, he makes a compelling case. He writes of the ‘fundamental right’ of an individual, (Paywalled £ ) to  be tried by a ‘jury of his peers’ within the Judicial System of England and Wales; and of how this hard-won process is in danger of removal because of the CoronaVirus epidemic. A jury trial gives people the final say on the guilt or innocence of their fellow citizens, and that one ideal, that ordinary people, not judicially-trained and tasked individuals, are asked to evaluate the evidence, as presented in Court, and then are asked to decide whether the Crown has made its case, or that the suspect can walk free.
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The fatal Israel ‘Swap’!

When Hamas captured the serving Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit; the eventual decision of the Israelis to swap 1,027 Hamas and other terrorist prisoners in exchange for the one Israeli was possibly the biggest mistake Israel has made since the War Cabinet ignored the warnings regarding the readiness of the Egyptians and Syrians to attack Israel in what came to be known as the Yom Kippur War. 

The Israelis had a ‘trusted source’ within the Egyptian hierarchy, and this source was telling them that Egypt was the Country which was leading the planning for war, so the Israelis believed him, and ignored Syria, the silent partner. By ignoring, or  rather dismissing Syria from the equation, they ignored the ‘battle-ready’ Syrian warnings from other sources; and it was only a half-hearted reinforcement of a full tank brigade, ordered by General Dayan as a ‘precaution’ which saved the Golan Heights, and possibly even Israel, from a massacre by the massed tanks of both Syria and Iraq. The Israelis, by their silly ideals of treating the forces of both Egypt and Syria as ‘just a motley bunch of Arabs’ nearly cost them their Country.

As I stated, the mistake was to agree to swap all those Palestinian prisoners in the first place, because now Hamas knew that, if they had Israeli civilians ,or more importantly, Israeli military prisoners; they knew that Israel would argue, and twitch, but, in the end, relent and give way to the demands.There is now a further ‘Swap’ on the table, but it is not only prisoners, it is the release of huge amounts of Qatari funds, sent specifically for the Gaza Strip, and also for Hamas.

But because of the pressure exerted on the Israelis to allow the ‘Swap’, a single family, whose daughter was so savagely murdered by  Ahlam Tamimi , the leader of the suicide bombing raid on the Sbarro cafe, have called upon America to exert pressure on the Jordanians, who now give shelter to this sick killer, to send her back to the Israelis, and of course to prison. 

Malki Roth’s parents, who had to endure the sheer hell of watching  a documentary, “Hot House,” by an Israeli filmmaker named Shimon Dotan — a film that “got a terrific reception in the New York Times,” where it was described as an “absorbing look at Palestinians held in Israeli jails… full of remarkable interviews.” 

“It focused,” Arnold says slowly, disbelief still underpinning his words, “on the woman who murdered our child. That woman’s grinning face — a picture of total self-satisfaction — looked out from the front page of one of the sections of the New York Times. It was a documentary filmed inside Israeli prisons. Israel had allowed them to interview Ahlam Tamimi.

And then the first ‘Shalit’ swap’. Time after time, the family was told that Tamimi would never be released. After all, the judges put on the record their recommendation that she never be released. Then the ultimate betrayal, as one of the most important prisoners, Hamas demanded that  she be freed, and the grinning killer passed from Ramallah to Jordan, and  lives there, married, successful t.v. programme, and all the rest.

But a faint hope now sets in with the American demand to bring her back from Jordan. Will it work? As Netanyahu keeps his problems juggling in the air, with annexation, the PLA, the settlers, Gantz, along with the myriad problems of a Jewish State surrounded by those who wish her destruction, will the anguish of a single Family turn the tides for the second proposed ‘Swap’.

Somehow, I am glad I am not an Israeli Prime Minister.

I just wonder?

Further to my prior post about the attacks in Forbury Gdns. in Reading, and after some thought, I just wonder if there wasn’t a less sinister reason for  the attacks on these men: one totally removed from Radical Muslim action. 

Remembering one thing, and  one thing only; all Jihadis wish to kill as many as possible with their actions.

Implying? Heaven forfend. Nope. Just wondering!

If I am correct, these killings will be swiftly put down to a mental illness; most definitely!

If correct, that would explain the close presence of the police.

Just musing aloud!

Terror murder in the Park!

Terror suspect arrested in Reading, after killing three, and injuring three others.

The big question is, when this lying murderous scumbag is brought before the laughable procedures which pass for Justice in this once-pleasant country, will he be allowed to  make a deal by confessing and pleading guilty; and thus obtain a lighter sentence than if he had been tried for his crimes? The same sort of deal which allowed Usman Khan out on Parole after only eight years, in order to attend a “Prisoner Rehabilitation Programme”! It seems Khan persuaded his parole contact that he should be able to travel to London unhindered by anyone else, and therefore was able to get into the meeting, armed with  two knives, with a fake suicide vest for good measure and sat quietly during the Cambridge University’s Learning Together “Five Year Celebration alumni event of a prisoner rehabilitation programme”: before commencing his murderous rampage. 

Following the attacks and of course the death of this murderer, lots of people were ‘outraged’ but Universities minister Chris Skidmore added his condolences, saying: “My thoughts and deepest sympathies are with the victims and their families of this senseless act of terror. In this darkest time, we should never lose sight of the fact that education transforms and can save lives too. The Learning Together programme should be celebrated for this.”

This is the sort of thinking which allows this scum into our Country in the first place. When will this Country learn that they lie, they lie, and they  lie again, in order to gain admission to this stupid Country, which then gives them sustenance. We should immediately disavow the whole Asylum system, ditch any international accords which prevent us from doing what should be done, find, detain and then expedite  the removal of every stinking lying bogus asylum-seeker from this Country. 

One brief moment of sunlight, amidst Covid-19’s gloom.

Over the past four-odd months, we  have watched and mourned our dead, families have, literally, pressed their  faces against windows to say a single ‘farewell’ to a loved one who lay, now unable to speak, in a ‘Care Home’ bed or a Hospital. The numbers  do not climb now;  but once rose so speedily, upon the charts which once gave the sad tidings, but now are less grave. ‘The Lockdowns’ are spoken of as though they will become a thing of the past; but the threat s still there, and all it takes is one foolish gathering, one insignificant party, and the threat is upon us once more. Britain now faces a Recession like no other, and, because our Government enabled it, we have to bear it.

But, in amongst all the economic gloom, amongst the prophets of doom amongst the ‘pubs, football clubs, holiday companies and airlines: all prophesying bankruptcy by mid-July if we have to keep one or two arms length apart; there is a single announcement that brings a warmth and gladness to my thoughts.

Yes indeed, the corona has found just one victim which I  applaud and welcome; Durham Miners Gala has been cancelled.  


By paul-simpson.org – https://www.flickr.com/photos/paulsimpson1976/2669552570/, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=25795621

The photograph, as shown, is an incredible testament to the skill  of the photographer; as anyone who lives in Durham  City would know that the distance between the photographer and the Red facade of the Edinburgh Woollen Mill shop at the very top of the picture is, in fact; over half-a-kilometre

So, I am forced to change.

I resent the fact that I now have to alter purchasing and banking arrangements that have been in place, in my personal life, for over thirty-five years. Solely because of the blackmail and blackguarding of companies, banks and insurance companies regarding their alleged involvement in financing, insuring and profiting from slavery over three centuries ago, these same banks, insurance companies and food companies have been  targeted and threatened by  the anarchistic, Marxist bunch of thugs marching under the common banner of blm.

So why do I have to alter my arrangements which have been cemented by my family’s liking for certain basic foodstuffs, my own banking arrangements? 

Simply because they give in to Blackmail, they give in to pressure, they ‘Apologise’, they ‘Understand’ and promise to donate to Black & Ethnic Communities for their alleged centuries-old wrongdoing! Put bluntly, they haven’t  got a firm pair  of balls between the whole bunch. So, I shall have to buy a different brand of Rice, because ‘Uncle Ben’s Rice’, produced, packaged and marketed by Mars Foods is  to ‘evolve’ and move away from the ‘racial stereotype of the black farmer’ because it may allegedly offend certain thin-skinned, over-sensitive types with a political axe to grind of their own

I shall be terminating  my banking arrangements, because the top people of my Bank haven’t got the moral courage to stand their ground and state, “We were once those people, but we are not any longer, and what is more, we haven’t  been those people for over two-odd centuries. If you don’t like it, take your business elsewhere, but we shall not budge; we shall not apologise for the actions of our commercial ancestors, and we do not apologise for who we are, and were!”

As the weeks go  by, I shall probably have to alter many things, but I shall not support any who buckle under the blackmail whip of this bunch of anarchists!  I have never been one for boycotts, for the cheap  alliances of bully boys, but I shall live my own life, and make my own choices, and would hope that many more will follow where I lead. I am an Englishman, I have only  ever knelt to one, and she still lives with me today. The only other I would kneel to is Her Majesty, if ever I was lucky enough to be near enough to renew a pledge of allegiance! 


Social Media: and the pressure of Blackmail.

When I heard those reports of how all Premier League football players ‘Took the Knee’ in support of this bunch known as BlackLivesMatter, it did give me pause for thought. I am a comparative infant when it comes to Social Media, as I have just signed up with Twitter and nothing else, but one does wonder if all of those talented athletes who play football had the same idea when they knelt. Were they acting as one? Did they all agree with a noisy, anarchistic bunch that the entire stock of statues existent in Great Britain must be speedily examined for the merest smidgen of association with Slavery: and if they were so declared, must be unceremoniously demolished, covered in painted slogans and carted off to be thrown in the nearest deep water? 

I can perhaps believe that the black players are of one mind, although inferring that they all think the same on any subject is perhaps presumptuous of me. When it comes to  the white players, this is where some doubt creeps in to my thinking. Do they all instinctively accept that black people, and other ethnic minorities are at a disadvantage every day in Great Britain; or do they all believe, as I do, that your skin colour is immaterial in this United Kingdom. If they do believe this, I can therefore infer that they only ‘knelt’ because of the huge backlash which can be instantaneously brought to bear upon any individual who pokes his or her nose above the water and declare that, “No, I don’t  agree with everyone else!” Did they all instinctively agree to wear the ‘BlackLivesMatter’ logo in place of their names on their shirts? Or did they all agree because no-one wants to be the outlier, the sharp stone which stands out: and in these days of instant fame and, of course, instant Blackmail pressure: be pounded down until abject apology ensues?

I reckon we all can point to that ‘Blackmail Pressure’ which can be so easily exerted by a mob against anyone whose thoughts, words or actions can be seen to go against the ‘norm’ of (usually) liberal thought and ideals. I note only this morning that the pub chain Greene King and Lloyds of London have crumpled against the ‘Moral Outrage Blackmail’ of the BLM brigade. Both corporations have apologised and Lloyd’s has said it will donate to charities representing black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) groups. Greene King said it would make a “substantial investment to benefit the BAME community”, after consulting with its staff on how this money can best be used. 

I would prophesy that we shall, very soon, start to hear from the well-rehearsed usual suspects for ‘Reparations’,to be made, both to  to be made in both America and in Great Britain, to both ‘The Black Communities’ and to  individual Black people for the ‘Hurt and Anguish’ that they feel. This of course will come under the vague titles which we have all, heard so many times before, and, of course now we have a Government with no visible spine at all, they will probably get their way; by full use of that same ‘Blackmail Pressure’ basis now demonstrated to be most successful, all because one black man died at the hands of a white cop in Minneapolis!


Was it just ‘cos she was Black?

The fifth item on the BBC 8.00 a.m. news was the story of a Black nurse who died of CoronaVirus. She had worked during her third trimester of pregnancy at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital in Bedfordshire. Her baby was delivered by emergency C-section shortly before her death, as she had been diagnosed with coronavirus in early April and died a week later. 

Her husband, Ernest, argues she shouldn’t have been working at the hospital at the start of the pandemic as she was heavily pregnant.

The Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust said: “We were extremely saddened to lose Mary. She worked here for five years and was a highly valued and loved member of our team, a fantastic nurse and a great example of what we stand for in this Trust. We have carried out a full internal review into the circumstances surrounding her death and we are confident that she received the best possible care and support from the Trust.

We have sent our deepest condolences to Mr Boateng.

Now I have just a few comments, not so much about the story per se,  but about its relevance as the fifth item on the British National News headline broadcast, at prime time on a weekday morning.

  • Will we now be given the sad stories of all 41,969 people who died of the virus; because that will take 115 years, if every story is taken one day at a time, (excluding leap years)?
  • As the above idea is taken as being just a little bit ‘over the top; will the BBC undertake to process, review and broadcast say of just One Percent of those 41,969 deaths, and will they  guarantee that a percentage of that one per cent be made according to the relevant statistical survey of white and minority ethnic people in the forty-one or -two days it will take to broadcast all these stories?
  • Will the BBC examine every story which they produce and broadcast, including the measures taken to verify, for  example, the unspoken reference to the fact that somehow the nurse was working at the hospital against her wishes, or the wishes of her husband?
  • Will the sad death of this lady be somehow pushed in to the discussion about how black and minority ethnic people in this United Kingdom are somehow more vulnerable to the virus than white people; and so it is just another statistic proving that BlackLivesDon’tMatter to this uncaring Tory government?
  • What are we to infer from the statement made in the  BBC story that He has spoken exclusively to the BBC’s Sima Kotecha.’. Does this mean that he hasn’t also spoken to, say, the Daily Mail, or the Sun? Are we to infer that he has not sold his story to a commercial newspaper, and thus that his story is, perhaps, more relevant than if he had sold his story?

Just gently asking!

“You have the right to return home!”

There is a STRIKE coming down the main Cargo highways of this world. No-0ne has heard about it. It will be devastating in its impact; but yet no-one knows about it. No newspaper or tv station has reported on it, but it will happen; and because of who is striking, and why these men are striking, it will change our very world. Imagine a Global World without the means which made it Global. What made it Global? It was the Container ship, and the professionals which crewed those ships.

Imagine a ship in the days when I was at sea, a half-century ago. We sailed into a port, and we usually stayed there for four or five days, whilst the cargo was unloaded; and then we moved on. 


Fast forwards forty years, and the ship’s  time in harbour is measured not in days or weeks: but in hours. The cargo holds, the winches and derricks, they’ve all disappeared. In the place of that series of four or five holds, there is now a series of vertical gantries, which hold that miracle of cargo handling, the container. The ship’s beam has widened to maybe four or five times the size of that old ship, and the ship’s length has maybe magically increased by a similar figure. You are now gazing at a modern Container ship.  As the ship is berthed, along comes a colossal series of cranes, with a horizontal boom which is wider that the beam of this monstrous Container ship. A computer tells the crane driver which container to pick next, an automated trailer sits underneath the landing point, and; in an incredible time, the cargo containers disappear from the enormous holds, and are replaced with more, heading to a different destination. That monstrous ship can move on to the next port, and indeed where it used to take weeks, that cargo ship does the job in days.
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The futile ‘Commission to explore Equality’

Futile? Not a bit, the Commission Head  isn’t even appointed yet, the terms of reference are not even considered: but I can tell you what will become of this ill-advised flummery.

The newly-discussed Commission will be comprised of Black, Indian, Carribbean, Asian members, with a token white bloke, who will be seated in another building and fed snippets of information, but fed only just above starvation levels. This because the White Majority have had it all their own way for far too long, and besides which, for all the centuries, White men were complicit in the slavery trade anyway, and they now must learn who is ‘Boss’ in this racist Land.

The  Commission will sit, not for just six months, but probably six years, because there’s been an awful lot of ‘White Privilege’, and we (the Commission) will need to hear an awful lot of evidence.

But, in order that the public not get too restive, while we (the Commission) try to wangle our way past the immutable truth that, without the assistance of whole tribes of Black people in Africa, there wouldn’t have been any Black slaves to be sold at Auction in Virginia, Arkansas and Louisiana: we will present our findings in advance, as we already know what we want:—

  • All statues of white men and women to be taken down immediately. It doesn’t matter who they were, or what they represented, to  the Black and Minority Ethnic Communities; they are racist symbols, and they just have to go.
  • The Albert Memorial. Once the statue has been removed, a statue of Bill Cosby should replace it, as he, above all, is a symbol of how wrong White people can be about Black people.
  • All Blue Plaques shall be removed, and once we find some Black people who should be remembered, their names will be installed on those spots.
  • All Private Schools shall be forced to include Black students  as part of their apologies to the BAME community; up to a total of half the student intake.This is because it is a fact of life that 90% of Black students come from deprived and underprivileged backgrounds, and therefore are deserving of better education than  their White counterparts. Their fees will all  be paid by the State, as will their upkeep. The Private Schools have been chosen because the State Education system is crap! They don’t need to include any Asian, Chinese or Indian students as it is well known that these categories will win their own places, paid for by their own families.
  • All Universities will, henceforth, select at least half their undergraduate intake from only Black minority backgrounds, as the Commission understands that this decision is needed to  tell Black families that their decades of misery are understood. Their fees will all  be paid by the State, as will their upkeep. 
  • Henceforth, all young Black men, who are stopped and searched by the Police, and are found to be carrying bladed weapons, shall be allowed to walk free. This is primarily because they will be allowed to use, as a recognised defence, the ‘Dominic Cummings’ Queen’s Gambit Declined’ statement of,I was scared, and sought to protect myself by carrying an unlawful bladed weapon”’. The ONLY time when this ‘Defence’ fails is when a victim’s blood, confirmed by a DNA test is found, fresh, on the blade; within one hour of the arrest.
  • Similarly, all young and older Black men shall not be arrested for the possession of any Scheduled Drug, no matter how large the quantity or type; because it is well known and accepted that, as their ancestors used drugs, so  should they.
  • All files, books and especially records of how, once the Slave Trade was repealed in Great Britain, the Royal Navy was supremely successful in sweeping the slavers’ ships off the seas, of rescuing and freeing the slaves they found; shall be delivered to the Commission’s place of working, so that they be burnt, primarily because it really didn’t happen like that; and because it was all lies. We read ‘1984’ as well as you, Bro’.
  • The  Board of Directors of all Listed Companies shall, within three months, make sure that a majority of directors shall be from the BAME sector, and also give all BaME employees an immediate 15% pay rise.

Further statements will be forthcoming, once we (the Commission) work out and agree what we want, but we feel must include the forced removal of white families from their big houses, so that poor underprivileged Black families can be placed in those same big houses.

Our very world is ruled by only one thing: Statistics.

When HMRC receive the statistics regarding P.A.Y.E. tax take, V.A.T., Corporation Tax for any quarter of any year, they check backwards, and very soon will be able to see the health of the economy. Politicians base their plans upon how much cash they reckon they can gouge out of the public purse, along with how much they can borrow; on the numbers provided by the Treasury, and then sit, crossing their fingers that nothing upsets the financial applecart. But there is one thing in which they must believe, implicitly. They must know that they have reliable figures in front of them. 

As with cash, so with other statistic listings, and the one I wish to have you cast your eyes and minds across is a set of figures extracted from Worldometer’s spreadsheets, and I think most of us would state that they can be trusted. But truly trusted? Again, we have to accept that if the Worldometer figures can be relied upon, again comes a caveat: who supplies the bean counters with the raw data upon which they must rely upon? The answer is fairly obvious; the Governments, or rather the bean counters who work  for those nations’ governments.
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The Signs of a Surrender

The Metropolitan Police will not stand up to a bunch of thugs!

We note the disgraceful photos of statues being boarded up all across London, as well as the Country; simply and solely because our miserable Police Chiefs and Politicians will not stand firm, and say, “Enough, and no further.”

They will not stop the thugs of black-lives-matter from rampaging through our towns and cities, which means one thing, and one thing only, the thugs, the bully-boys, the intimidation techniques; have won.

The disgraceful series of photos say only one thing, “We will not  stand against you!”






the surrender begins

So much for the ‘effing Muslim Mayor, and his accomplice the  Brazilian Electrician’s killer Cressida Dick, and their bleating lies about ‘Law and Order’

I truly am ashamed to call myself an Englishman!

Israel, and its funding of Terror

My headline is, at the same time, both honest and imprecise, but equally valid on both counts.

By the very nature of the convoluted region’s politics, and as a direct consequence of Israel’s military victories over her long-time foes in the Arab world, Israel takes, processes and distributes to the Palestinian Authority, (PA), all taxes, customs revenue, v.a.t etc. As an example of how this works,  Israel continues to collect customs duties and the “value-added tax” on imports that came through Israeli ports. But if those imports ended up in the Palestinian areas, Israel would have to turn that money over to the PA. Israel is also supposed to send back the value-added tax that Palestinians pay for Israeli goods, as well as any excise taxes that Palestinians have to pay for fuel, cigarettes, and alcohol.

As any tax collector, employed in any Government, anywhere;  will tell you, it is a ‘Truth’ that whatever the politics, money will move, taxes will be collected and delivered, even amongst the bitterest of enemies. After the peace accords were signed in the 1990’s, the arrangements were firmed up, and every month, Israeli and PA tax authorities sit together and work out how much is due, how much is paid. The tax take, via Jerusalem to the PA, is somewhat around half of the PA’s money which they then distribute to the PA’s employees; teachers, sewage workers, everyone.

But one single item in the Palestinian monetary armoury, as it were, is a ‘given’. The PA continue to pay large sums of cash to fund the families of the “Martyrs”, know also to the Israelis as simply “Terrorists” who either died or lie in Israeli prisons as they killed or maimed innocent Isaeli citizens. A couple of times over the years since the agreement, the Israelis blocked either all or part of the tax payments due the PA, as a mark of their firm disapproval of their opponents paying all this cash to the families of dead or imprisoned Palestinian criminals, as they are definitely not viewed by the Israelis as ‘Martyrs’, or anything nearing that phrase.

But, equally depressingly, the Israelis revert to the ‘status quo’, and ante up with the full  tax amounts, which number in the millions of dollars: seemingly ignoring the facts that they are, literally, funding the very terrorists who have killed their own, either soldiers or civilians.

So far, so weird. But there is now on the Israeli Government Statutes, a Law which states that the payment of ‘blood money’ to the PA is now unlawful, and has been since 2018. 

Elazar Stern is a Knesset Member with Yesh Atid. He served as a Major General in the Israel Defense Forces and as Head of the IDF Personnel Directorate. He is the Chair of the Knesset Lobby on Religion and State.

He writes, “The law was written to disincentivize terror, thus protecting Israelis, and negating it puts all of us in far greater danger.

It was sent as a strong message to the Palestinian Authority leadership that we will act against the machinery of terror and bloodshed and ensure that their over 100 year war of violent rejectionism must be defeated.

If we truly seek peace, prosperity and a better future for all the peoples of the region then we must ensure victory over these bloody war aims.

It is clear that the foundational axle of this bloody conflict, which has claimed far too many lives on all sides, is based on the rejection of the Jewish people’s rights to sovereignty in its national and indigenous homeland, and the tactics of terrorism have been the primary instrument to secure this goal.

If we do not break, defeat and dismantle the apparatus of terror then the conflict simply can not end and more blood will be shed.


So, Netanyahu, as he has just cobbled together a Government Coalition  of sorts, is now faced with stating whether he upholds the Law, cutting off the terror-support share of the legitimate tax funds to be sent across to the PA: and thus bringing a whirlwind of criticism down upon his head from all his global critics, or disobeying that same law, and possibly breaking up his fragile Coalition.

Solomon’s judgement doesn’t even come close!

The New York Times (Kindergarten Section)

As I have maybe mentioned before, I personally have a fair bit of time for New York’s premier newspaper; the New York Times. I admire its journalism, I admire its standards of writing, on just about everything excepting when it comes to its stance on politics, on its depressing total alliance with the Democratic Party: and of course with its equally depressing stance of condemning anything approved by, or arising from, either President Trump, or his Republican Party colleagues. A single note is my subscription to the New York Times, alone of all the major newspapers available; both here in the UK and in America. 

So, as maybe explained above, I was really surprised to read an Op-Ed from Senator Tom Cotton in that same New  York Times: an Op-Ed, which called for the Military to stand ready where Governors or Mayors  have either refused to call for full force to be used by the police, or refused to call upon the National Guard

A couple of paragraphs,; from the beginning of the OP-Ed, which give a flavour of the whole piece, are reproduced here:-

This week, rioters have plunged many American cities into anarchy, recalling the widespread violence of the 1960s.

New York City suffered the worst of the riots Monday night, as Mayor Bill de Blasio stood by while Midtown Manhattan descended into lawlessness. Bands of looters roved the streets, smashing and emptying hundreds of businesses. Some even drove exotic cars; the riots were carnivals for the thrill-seeking rich as well as other criminal elements.

Outnumbered police officers, encumbered by feckless politicians, bore the brunt of the violence. In New York State, rioters ran over officers with cars on at least three occasions. In Las Vegas, an officer is in “grave” condition after being shot in the head by a rioter. In St. Louis, four police officers were shot as they attempted to disperse a mob throwing bricks and dumping gasoline; in a separate incident, a 77-year-old retired police captain was shot to death as he tried to stop looters from ransacking a pawnshop. This is “somebody’s granddaddy,” a bystander screamed at the scene.

Some elites have excused this orgy of violence in the spirit of radical chic, calling it an understandable response to the wrongful death of George Floyd. Those excuses are built on a revolting moral equivalence of rioters and looters to peaceful, law-abiding protesters. A majority who seek to protest peacefully shouldn’t be confused with bands of miscreants.

However, immediately Senator Cotton’s authoritative piece hits the streets, an uproar arose, not only from its readers, but mainly from its Editorial Staff.  

A rebuttal note is attached to the whole piece, and it explains how “Instead, the editing process was rushed and flawed, and senior editors were not sufficiently involved”   as well as “The headline — which was written by The Times, not Senator Cotton — was incendiary and should not have been used.”

Well Mr Editor of the New York Times, I would simply  comment that, as a bit of bolting stable doors after the whole cavalry section has departed, your excuses leave a great deal to be desired. Are we to believe that Senior Editors would not scrutinise, to the Nth degree, an Op-Ed by a Senator? Are we to believe that the whole Editorial Staff missed an inflammatory Op-Ed because they were all on a coffee-break? Are we really to believe that “ the editing process was rushed and flawed?”

As Senator Cotton himself commented upon ‘The Times’ in a slap-down piece in Breitbart, “I will say, my op-ed didn’t meet the Times’ standards,” he said. “It far exceeded their standards, which is usually sophomoric, left-wing drivel. “


Freedom to Speak, or Criticise? Not if you work at JCU.

Peter Ridd  is an extraordinary ordinary man. Born British, his family moved to Australia when he  was Ten Years old. He studied at James Cook University, (JCU) gaining a Degree in Physics and later a PhD in Physics. He also received an Education diploma. He joined the Australian Institute of Marine Science, and made a deep study of the Great  Barrier Reef.

So far, we see a well educated man, doing the work he loves.

But then he co-authored a piece in a Science Journal to the effect that he drew `attention to the lack of reproducibility in certain Papers which discussed the effects, or not, of Climate Change on the Great Barrier Reef. He helped expose manipulated photos of reef fish by a JCU researcher, Oona Lönnstedt, who had already been caught fabricating data in Sweden, and yet JCU “investigated” and sacked Ridd faster than it investigated her suspicious lionfish shots. He took them to Court for wrongful dismissal in a very expensive gamble, and won in excess of A$ 1 million, with damages added.

But then the JCU appealed the decision, despite losing all all seventeen points and he now faces a further extortionate bill for legal services, fighting  against a University which is backed by Australian Government taxpayers cash.

These Climate Change Apostles really hate losing the argument!. The academics casualty list includes Peter Ridd, Bob Carter, Murry Salby, Bjorn Lomborg, David Legates, Nick Drapela, Pat Michaels, Mitchell Taylor, and now Susan Crockford. Outside academia those expunged from screens include our own David Bellamy, Johnny Ball, Phillip Vernier. Forced out of institutes were Caleb Rossiter and Lennart Bengtsson. The threat of RICO investigations drove Roger Pielke into a different career. 
Lots of grants at stake, so we should simply “Follow the  Money!”

H.S.B.C stands with Communists over new ‘Security’ law

There was an advert, one of the never-ending series of Banks telling us how  much they  wanted out money, and are only too happy to lend lots of cash to both business and private customers. But this advert was rather special, because it was sent out on behalf of the Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank.

HSBC, one of the largest banks outside of America, is registered  and headquartered in London, but makes  a large chunk of its massive earnings  in Hong  Kong and Mainland China. While not the first to swear fealty, HSBC very recently signed a petition in support of the proposed security legislation, according to a post on the bank’s official WeChat account.

The official British position is that the new ‘Security Law’ goes against the ‘One Country-Two Systems’ ideal, and has, for the first time, spurred the Prime Minister to resurrect the idea of full visa access to BNO passport holders, and to increase the numbers of those BNO holders from 250,000 to 3,000,000. These new passport holders could, in theory, all emigrate to the UK. The original idea for the BNO (British National Overseas passport) was looked at by Margaret Thatcher, but, strangely enough, declined to take it fully forward after pressure by nervous senior Tories. 

So, would we benefit by at least a possible quarter million Hong Kong Chinese rolling into  Heathrow? The one thing most prominent in their favour is that they all have a fierce ideal towards hard work, and would repay this United Kingdom one hundredfold. Benefit scroungers they are definitely not! There would be many voices raised in protest, but mine would  not be amongst them.

The one possible problem which I perceive is the specific corruption which inevitably comes with Chinese, in the form of the gangster tradition of the Triads.

So, the questions remain, will the British Government react against a Bank which is a huge supplier of both foreign investment, and a large taxpayer to the Treasury: and will Britain stand by her word, and offer the hand of friendship to a veritable swarm of migrants? With the one caveat that these migrants are definitely NOT economic migrants.

Try to engage, explain and encourage this crew?

Noticed any dead black men lying around London recently? How about Liverpool? Well, look harder; they’re trying very hard to state that this is a big problem in Great Britain and Northern Ireland: so they are holding this big waste of time Black Lives Matter protest in Birmingham.. Now, the Covid-19 Regulations state, categorically, that six is the maximum number which legally can be gathered together at any one time. As we can fairly state that not many of these time-wasters are closely related, excepting the usual Muslims who tend to marry close cousins as a matter of ‘keeping it all in the family’: we can also be fairly confident that they  are breaking not only the spirit, but also  the practice of the Law.

So what is the action stance of our Police? You know, the uniformed people who are sworn to protect us (although personally, I feel less and less protected as the years go by): the people who now routinely carry automatic weaponry as defence against Terrorists, the people who will arrest anyone (Well, nearly everyone) who breaks the law. I am reminded of only one man who fits the C.V. of the present ‘Old Bill’. His name? Pontius Pilate! He washed his hands over the fate of the Man some called ‘Saviour’, or ‘Son of God’,  and you cannot get a better definition than that. What could Pilate do? Jesus was probably innocent. The ruler suspected that. But here was a point at which he could placate an unruly crowd with little risk. He did the expedient thing. He declared Jesus guilty, had Him whipped, and gave Him over to the executioners.

As with Pilate, so with our valiant Police Services (Ha! Some Service). West Midlands Police today said: “We appreciate that today’s gathering was much larger than is allowed by those regulations, but we have consistently said that our approach is to engage, explain and encourage people, and we will only enforce the regulations when absolutely necessary.

“We put in place a proportionate policing plan for this protest, which involved a small number of officers in place to engage with the protesters.”

In other words, no enforcement, no arrests, nothing which most of us yearn for as a sign that the Police have developed a backbone. 

Now if we had a Judge who both knew the Law and was determined that the Law be upheld, like they do in New South Wales, with Supreme Court Judge Desmond Fagan, it might have turned out a bit different


The Sounds of Silence.

It is a fact that sometime you don’t really know how much you miss something,  until it isn’t there any more. For the past fourteen years, I have based myself at my family home in Durham. The one constant, the one thing which has certainly been an invisible companion is a noise. It is the sound of children. Young children, who come virtually every weekday to their school, a school whose grassed play area abuts onto my garden. For all that time, when school has been in session, I look forward to the sounds which tell me that life does go on. I hear the shrieks of laughter, the sounds of small people arguing, I hear the sounds of children at play: and what could be more innocent than that? The past weeks, when the world has virtually shut down, those voices have been missed so much more because the silence has spread beyond those gates, and on into  the wide world.

However, there have been certain sounds which I have not missed, mainly because they are the sounds of Celebrities incessantly yammering on about areas of life of which they know so little; but because they  are famous, and because they feel the need to keep their ‘profiles’ to the foreground: they speak, and speak; on, and on, and on.

A comparative newcomer to this field is the actress, and now the slightly-miffed former Senior Royal, the Duchess of Sussex; a.k.a. Meghan. After having got her pussy-whipped Prince so thoroughly attuned to her needs, and after realising that she didn’t like having to do the things which being part of our Royal Family entails; instead of doing exactly what she wanted, she grabs Harry by the scrotum, and departs for Canada, baby son in tow. After being told, bluntly, by Canada that free full security protection wasn’t on the cards, she skipped out by her favourite transport; someone else’s private jet; and lands up in a gilded part of Los Angeles.

But, being Meghan, she inherited the idea that, because she was now doubly famous, being both a ‘Celeb’ and a Duchess, no matter how far removed for the real Royals; she ‘had to speak out’ about the death of a career criminal at the hands of a Minneapolis policeman.

She spoke of George Floyd, and Breonna Taylor, and Philando Castile, and Tamir Rice’ adding the key phrase ‘life matters’.

All  of which is true, and apposite, and movingly spoken as well; well, as movingly as any actress who has had to learn to emote on schedule.

It seems to me that this woman missed out only one name from  that sad parade of death, but she omitted the name of Cody Holte from that litany of sadness. Why Cody’s name? He was the victim of three AK-47 bullets, fired by a career criminal who was being served with an eviction notice. I just wonder why Meghan didn’t feel the need to honour this man? Was it because he didn’t fit the profile: Black man killed by White cop; but instead filled the flip side of that profile: White cop killed by Black man?