Andrew Neil on GB News: – I am taking on woke culture

from The Evening Standard

As he prepares to launch the controversial channel GB News, its chairman Andrew Neil talks Piers Morgan, cancel culture, BBC salaries and getting out of your comfort zone

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“The real problem,” begins Andrew Neil, in his Scottish burr that will be familiar to anyone who has watched him grill politicians over his 50-year career in the media, “is there are so many delicious issues around cancel culture that it is hard to decide what to pick for Woke Watch.” He is referring to a five minute segment on his new TV show, beginning this Sunday on GB News, a bold new channel which is already highly controversial – impressive given that it has not even launched yet.

It will be free-to-air and sees itself as an antidote to rolling news, “carving up the clock from 6am to midnight with appointment to view personality-led shows like they have in the US and an attitude you don’t see on British TV at the moment”. Detractors have called it a British Fox News and are calling for advertisers to boycott it.

If Neil, 72, is ruffled by this he doesn’t show it. “It’s all good publicity,” he says. “For everybody that wants to boycott there are about 10 people who are going to watch. I am not worried about that. It only becomes a problem if you don’t stand up to them and I can assure you we will.” Neil is known for taking no prisoners – politicians fear his forensic interrogation technique, including Boris Johnson who refused to be interviewed by him in the lead up to the general election. The journalist James Delingpole once said that trying to wing it in an interview with Neil is, “like going for a dip in the river in Australia’s Northern Territory and hoping there are no crocodiles” … Continue reading >>>

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Murdoch’s NewsCorp Has Apparently Been Integral In TriggeringAntitrust Probe Into Google

Rupert Murdoch appears to playing a big part in spurring a Justice Department antitrust suit against Google. He has been one of the most outspoken critics of the internet giant, often while defending his own company, NewsCorp.

NewsCorp has petitioned regulators to look into Google, claiming the company is abusing its power in the $330 billion digital ad market. Most recently, Google made headlines for demonetizing us here at Zero Hedge and those at The Federalist for not censoring the comments sections our respective websites.

Murdoch’s efforts appear to be gaining steam, according to Bloomberg. The EU has fined Google for billions and Australia has forced the company to pay for news. In U.S., no material action has taken place – yet.

That appears to be on the cusp of changing, as The Justice Department, led by Attorney General William Barr, is preparing to file an antitrust lawsuit against the company. NewsCorp representatives have met privately with the DOJ about the investigation, sources say.

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Yale University economist Fiona Scott Morton, one of the paper’s authors said: “The publishers are trying to monetize their content and they only have one choice in how to do that, which is Google. Publishers also compete against Google’s YouTube to sell ad space. When a company depends on its direct competitor for revenue, that’s a problem.” … Continue reading >>>
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Wayback Machine Latest Victim Of Deep State / Big Tech Censorship

 

In what is turning out to be something of a latter-day dot com bust, many small to medium-sized tech startups are teetering on the edge of oblivion as the deliberate economic shutdown eats away at their capitalization and opens the door for the biggest fish in the tech space and others to pick the ripest fruit from the tech start up tree.

As opposed to the original, this start up bust is accompanied by a very precise view of market opportunities for interested buyers and investors, brought on by an equally deliberate reshaping of workplace conditions and societal interactions which are driving companies like Microsoft to “aggregate capabilities” in “cloud computing, collaboration, access management, and other business continuity tools that saw a surge in demand during regional lockdowns.”

The ride-share behemoth, Uber, for example, is reportedly in talks to acquire Grubhub and expand its food-delivery operations, while Microsoft just completed its purchase of robotic automation company, Softomotive. One global research and advisory firm that focuses on IT and finance has even put out a guide “on how tech startups can best prepare for being acquired by a larger company,” revealing that just 13 companies accounted for a full 60 percent of the $150 billion raised by tech startups between March and April.

Signs that yet another massive wave of consolidation in the technology sector is on the horizon and is already raising concerns throughout the industry, but the fact that it is occurring in tandem with a larger push by outfits like Twitter, Facebook and other huge tech players to stifle freedom of online expression and association should make us pay closer attention to the dynamics at play.

Censorship creep

Under the guise of facilitating conversation, Twitter unveiled changes to the reply feature that ostensibly gives users more control, but in reality, it broadens the ability to censor content. The new format, still in testing mode, will allow users to select who can and cannot reply to their tweets. This, of course, presents a serious problem from the vantage point of free flowing interaction and gives even more power to the most popular accounts to stifle undesirable feedback, leaving their viewpoints publicly unchallenged.

Another seemingly innocuous development in the last few days was the announcement made by popular podcaster Joe Rogan on his move to Spotify. The comedian and UFC commentator’s immensely popular podcast has been freely available on YouTube and other platforms since its inception, but his multi-million-dollar exclusive licensing deal with the music platform will further cloister content behind a single outfit and likely diminish its reach and propagation.

Perhaps the most concerning, however, are the changes taking place at one of the most important research tools on the Internet and, up to now, a venerable tool for online transparency: The Wayback Machine.

Content that the elite find inconvenient is disappeared from the Wayback Machine.  In the search results you can sometimes see a forest of spikes over the time line of WM sampling/preservation yet when you go to a particular instance of S/P you see a blank video screen with a message something like “We don’t have a stored instance of this item.”

Sure.  WM sampled and preserved it like crazy as its timeline of “hit” shows but somehow nothing got saved.  I believe that.

Government does nothing about tech giant censorship because it’s a way for the government to avoid the problems with the First Amendment.  Get a “private” entity (with government contracts reaching to the heavens) to destroy free speech and the government is good to go.  Honest opinion, analysis and speculation based on what little “secret” info is made available — necessitating speculation let it be said — becomes “disinformation,” as though adults are incapable of sniffing out the garbage.

The UK and the US have their “Integrity Initiative,” 77th Brigade, the BBC, White Helmets, the VOA, Chemonics, Crowdstrike, Cambridge Analytica, Avaaz, Purpose, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Dept. of State, the Atlantic Council, Human Rights Watch, the Washington Institute for the Near East Policy, the NYT, Wapo, CNN, USAID, Bell Pottinger, the OPCW, and the Democrat and Republican parties spew disinformation by the trainload but watch out for Joe Schmidlap in Dubuque, y’all.  A scheming disinfo artiste who has the Russian Embassy on speed dial.

We can spend future decades tinkering at the edges of what has given us this deep state swamp over past decades.

Or, we can focus on what has enabled the elite swamp to be seeded in our legal and financial systems; and, ultimately, to get itself declared equivalent to a Natural Person under Law, although it was only Property; and, to make its Money more powerful that Human Votes within our legislatures; and, ultimately, to neuter our democratic constitution; all of which, has rendered us nations of disenfranchised paupers standing at the edge of slaverry.

We need to take a hatchet and a blow torch to Citizens Unitedll the rest of these crypto – Marxist “defenders od democracy,” and, change radically the existing legal definitions of Corporate Standing.

That hatchet and that blow torch must come in the form of constitutional laws that state explicitly that a Corporation is “Property”; and, is, explicitly, NOT a “Person”; and, that a Corporation is explicitly, not equivalent, or comparable, to living, voting itizens, who are always Sovereign and Supreme within American Constitutional Jurisdiction.

Secondly, that Constitutional amendment must state explicitly that no Corporation shall have legal standing to be present in our legislatures for the making of NEW Law, unless summoned by the legislature; but, shall have full legal standing to be present within any and all Administrative Forums for the purpose of representing Corporate Interests under EXISTING Law.

Thirdly, these laws must state explicitly that corporate crimes that transgress upon; and impair legally established rights and liberties shall NOT be overruled by corporate policy; but, shall be punished by revocation of corporate licence.

If at any time over the past four decades, lawmakers had found the intellectual and moral courage to impose such laws and had appointed suitably qualified and experienced people to oversee the policing of Big Tech companies, we would not today have vertically integrated corporate monopolies involved in every aspect of our economies and societies, Corporate Lobbyists would NOT today influence every significant entity of national life and, we would not be disenfranchines by misinformation, content filtering and targeted ads. We would all have a reasonable chance of informing ourselves of what is going on in the world.

Without those changes to the way our nations are governed, made necessary by the planned shifting of the the major way we communicate information from print and broadcast news to The Internet, a medium that is so friendly to censorship and control of information it might have been designed with that purpose in mind, anything that our present leadership  achieves today to submit Corporate Power to the will of voters will be annulled almost immediately by changes to the algorithms.

Make no Mistake, this narrative might sound esoteric, or tangential; but, the people behind the Corporate Monopoly Power, that only recently gave us Citizens United, had the Moral and Intellectual wherewithal to spend the last hundred and fifty years working to put Citizens United in Place.

We must now know what we must do to reverse it; or, in a hundred and fifty years our Constitutional Rights will not even be a reference in any future version of The Way Back Machine.

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Amazon, Google, and Apple have moved past monopoly status to competing directly with governments… and winning© Reuters / Dado Ruvic (inset: Reuters / Pascal Rossignol)

US Senator Josh Hawley is demanding a criminal antitrust probe of Amazon as the e-commerce behemoth’s powers grow to rival the government’s own. Google and Apple, too, are now ordering governments around.

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Boris Johnson, lying in intensive care three weeks ago might have experienced at a  personal level the threat that it presents to the body of the nation and the body  politic. But while propagandists point to Boris and tell is in fervid tones, “See, if it can strike The Prme Minister down it can hit any of us,” as if we are all too stupid to remember that, love him or hate him, Boris has had a torrid few months, working long hours, in stressful situations, travelling around the world, fighting an election, seeing Brexit through and then having to deal with ihis pandemic. He must have been drained, and exhaustion will wreck the mammilian immune system as effectively as the lockdown is wrecking the economies of the developed nations.

Covid – 19 will seek vulnerable immune system and attack ruthlessly as if it was desigbed to do just that. The virus does not know what it is doing of course, but that’s how evolution works; it is not a meachanistic process as many who call themselves scientists appear to think. Survival of the fittest does not necessarily mean the biggest, strongest, fastest runners or best fighters although any of those can be an advantage in evolutionary terms, as can having a bullet proof immune system. COVID-19 has proved it is not the monster some research grant phishing scientists and the more hysterical sectors of the media would have us believer. It is surely a nasty virus but the biggest problem it is giving us at the moment is its inconsistency.

Its workings are mysterious. There is still no clear picture of how it spreads. Even in countries that cannot be accused of fiddling their figures there remains no certainty as to how many people are dying of it, let alone how many have contracted it. This has not been helped by misreporting and references  in official statistics to “Coronavirus – related deaths,” rather than giving numbers of peoplw who died prinicpally of COVID-19. To formulate a policy for dealing with the virus, then, is not simply a matter of following ‘the science,’ most of which is science fiction anyway. Even the world’s most brilliant epidemiologists know themselves to be groping after solutions in fog. There is no self-evident path to defeating SARS-Cov-2.

Having said, it is still difficult to to accept that the Prime Minister, during the fortnight he has spent at his official retreat, Chequers, convalescing after a bout of serious illness some cynics have said seemed perfectly timed and far too convenient, will not have reflected on whether, in the days before he was rushed to hospital, he might possibly have done things differently.

The Government’s campaign against Covid-19 started well, with the government looking at the statistics and seeing that the virus disproportionately attacked the old and frail, the chronically ill and those with compromised immune systems.A cynic might conclude it could have been designed to be used by a brutally tyrannical anauthoritarian regime that wanted to cull its ‘useless eaters’ to borrow a phrase from Nazi Germany especially when we consider the suspected origins of COVID – 19

Taking note of these things our government’s initial plan was to protect the old and those with chronic health problems and known vulnerabilities and, following the advice of serious epidemiologists, let the outbreak run its course as these waves of infection historically tend to run out of steam after two or three months. Such balanced and level headed scientific advice is ignored however, in favour of more lurid and sensational narratives.

What shocked the public most at the height of the panic was the sheer hysteria that hit the airwaves and newsprint. Suddenly the disgraceful and discredited Professor Neil Ferguson was coming out with the same hysterical numbers as he did with foot and mouth, swine flu, bird flu, MERS and BSE. What…..we all asked, was he even still doing in the job, let alone advising the government,

Someone in the civil service must have had a hotline to the media and I suspect it has something to do with Bill Gates and his billions, Gates has assiduously been trying to insert himself into this crisis, yet have no qualifications in biology or medicine. But that would not stop a man of such monstrous arrogance, he had no qualifications or professional experience when he foisted a shoddy operating system for small computers on the world.

Boris must ask himself why he was so easily swayed from a well thought out plan by a media he knows is against his government, and a suspicion he must have had of another civil service attempt at sabotaging the government. Surely he could have stood back and asked for a second or third opinion. After all there are very many laboratories who do not rely on globalist millions who are just as capable of giving sound advice.

If I had a three times failed professor showing me a model very similar to those previously overhyped models, all my antennae would be bouncing around. I suppose we are seeing the result of a sclerotic and lazy civil service who think they can make mistakes and slide into the shadows, leaving ministers to take the can. Boris needs to now get a grip with the civil service and indeed Imperial College and kick them out of touch.

Prior to his illness, the only ideal that ever seemed to stir Johnson to matching flourishes of emotion was what he has always lauded as Britain’s “ancient and basic freedoms” — but, standing outside No 10 on the day of his return to active duty, he insisted once again that the need to save the NHS from being overwhelmed to priority over releasing us all from house arrest. Before he fell ill, Boris had spoken od a laissez fair approach, allowing the general population to develop herd immunity. Now he speaks of lockdown measures continuing indefinitely unless a vaccine is found. One has to wonder was he got at whike in hospital by wannabe Galactic Emperor Bill Gates who has called for  lockdown measures to remain in place and public gatherings be banned until every human on the planet has been vaccinated. It will not come as a surprise  to many to learn that Mr. Gates owns via his “charitable” foundation, a vaccine developer and manufacturer.

From his words, spoken outside Downing Street yesterday Boris appears to have lost his nerve, he no longer speaks as one prepared to stand up to the “scientists” of the academic commmunity (aka CHIMPS – Completely Hopeless In Most Practical situations) or the bureaucrats of The United Nations and its various offshoots. He must become a hawk and rescue the UK. With an non – functioning economy there will be vastly reduced tax revenue, no money for the NHS, welfare payments and other public sector services. The longer lockdown continues the more self employed workers and private sector companies go bust so the welfare bill goes up as tax revenue is driven down still further . Public sector workers you are safe now and enjoying your sun tan paid by the private sector but if money reduces even your jobs are in danger. But Boris, who was actutely aware of these things now seems oblivious to all except the advice of incompetent and discredited scientists and that charlatan Bill Gates who is interested only in advancing the interests of his vaccine company.

It appears to me he’s been lured to The Dark Side by Galatic Emperor Palpatine Gates. Was he given one of the Gates Foundations secret vaccines while he was in hospital perhaps? The Microsoft founder has spoken publicly of using vaccines to reduce population and control behaviour. And something must have immunised Boris against common sense.

Sensible members of the public and a number of private hospitals were saying the Government should stick with  the original plan, we are not stupid, we can read the statistics and understand that COVID – 19 does not cause serious illness in the majority of us . The electorate was fully behind Boris when he was talking in those terms and we are a sensible law abiding country. However if the lockdown contunues and increasingly ridiculous news stories are used to justify iy, there will be civil unrest

What shocked the majority was the sheer hysteria that hit the airwaves. Suddenly that disgraceful and discredited Professor Neil Ferguson was coming out with the same hysterical numbers as he did with foot and mouth, swine flu, SARS, MERS and BSE. And our elected leaders, on advice from their civil servants were listening to him.

Someone in the civil service must have had a hotline to the media and I suspect it has something to do with Bill Gates and his billions, after all Imperial College London, where Ferguson is a tenured professor receives massive injections of funding from The Gates Foundation.

Boris must ask himself (and when he has a credible answer, tell us,)  why he was so easily swayed from a well thought out plan by a media he knows is against his government, and a suspicion he must have had of another civil service attempt at sabotaging the government. Surely he could have stood back and asked for a second or third opinion. After all there are very many laboratories who do not rely on globalist millions who are just as capable of giving sound advice.

When a failed professor witha 100% RECORD OF BEING WRONG ON PANDEMIC PREDICTIONS showS US a model very similar to those previously overhyped models, the news industry’s antennae should be bouncing around. Instead we are seeing the result of a sclerotic and lazy civil service who think they can make mistakes and slide into the shadows, leaving ministers to take the can. Boris needs to now get a grip with the civil service and indeed Imperial College and kick them into touch.

Coronavirus: Still Seeking Some Truth – April 22, 2020

Starting today with a post from the USA, because it backs up our suspicions that the sudden upsurge in alleged “Coronaviris deaths” reported inthe latest statistics looks very suspecious. You’d expect a steady climb in deaths from COVID – 19 as numbers of confirmed infections increased, not a sudden leap several weeks into the pandemic. Hmmmm – over to the conspiracy theorists:

The Real COVID-19 Mortality Rate Is 25-60x Less Than Governments, Media Claim

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1. The research issued by the Bonn University Hospital

The research issued by the Bonn University Hospital and made by the group of scientists including Prof. Dr. Hendrik Streeck (Institute of Virology), Prof. Dr. Gunther Hartmann (Institute for Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Pharmacology, Spokesman for the Cluster of Excellence ImmunoSensation2), Prof. Dr. Martin Exner (Institute for Hygiene and Public Health), Prof. Dr. Matthias Schmid (Institute for Medical Biometry, Computer Science and Epidemiology).

In the framework of the research, all residents of Germany’s Gangelt were tested on the existence of SARS-CoV-2 infection and antibodies to SARS-CoV-2.

Gangelt is one of the most COVID-19-affected German municipalities. It is believed that the outbreak was caused by the carnival held on February 15, 2020. After the event, several people tested positive for SARS-CoV-2.

Preliminary result: the existing immunity was determined at about 14% (IgG against SARS-CoV2, method specificity>, 99%). About 2% of people had current SARS-CoV-2 infection detected by the method of polymerase chain reaction (PCR). The overal infection rate (the presence of a current infection or antibody in the body) was about 15%. The mortality (mortality rate), based on the total number of infected people in the Gangelt community, is approximately 0.37% based on the preliminary data of this study. The mortality rate based on the total population in the Gangelt is currently 0.06%.

2. A new Epidemiological bulletin from German Robert Koch Institute

A new Epidemiological bulletin from German Robert Koch Institute – “Estimation of the current development of the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic in Germany” issued on April 15 confirms that:

in general, it is true that not all infected people have symptoms, not all who has symptoms go to a doctor’s office, not all who go to the doctor are tested and not all ..who test positive are recorded in a survey system. In addition, a certain amount of time passes between all these individual steps, so that no data collection system, however good, can make a statement about the current infection process without additional assumptions and calculations.”

Meanwhile, April 18 Daily Situation Report of the Robert Koch Institute shows that 86% of deaths, but only 18% of all cases, occurred in persons aged 70 years or older … Continue reading >>>

 

Thousands of UK healthcare workers given inaccurate Covid-19 tests, minister admits

Thousands of UK healthcare workers given inaccurate Covid-19 tests, minister admits 

UK healthcare workers were given flawed Covid-19 tests, a government minister has admitted, meaning frontline staff may have returned to work carrying the deadly virus.

Junior health minister Helen Whately told Sky News on Wednesday that NHS staff have been informed that their coronavirus tests were “not up to scratch” and results may not be accurate. They have now been offered a new test.

At least 100 frontline health workers have died from Covid-19, according to the most recent figures. Defending the serious error, Whately claimed it was all part of a “normal process when you are using a test for an illness.”

My understanding from the clinical advisers is some of the early tests were evaluated and the evaluation was actually they weren’t effective enough.

It comes after Health Secretary Matt Hancock – who has promised 100,000 tests by the end of April – recently claimed that “no test is better than a bad test.”

Editor of openMedia James Cusick <a href="https://slack-redir.net/link?url=http

s%3A%2F%2Fwww.opendemocracy.net%2Fen%2Fopendemocracyuk%2Fexclusive-nhs-using-flawed-covid-19-test-missing-25-of-positives%2F” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>reported on Monday that a leaked Public Health England (PHE) document seen by openDemocracy warned that the flawed tests had failed to detect up to 25 percent of positive Covid-19 results … Continue reading >>>

 

Coronavirus Lockdown and What You Are Not Being Told – Part 1

Iain Davis for OffGuardian

We have been given a very clear narrative about the declared coronavirus pandemic. The UK State has passed legislation, in the form of the Coronavirus Act, to compel people to self isolate and practice social distancing in order to delay the spread of SARS-CoV-2 (SC2). We are told this “lockdown”, a common prison term, is essential. We are also told that SC2 has been clearly identified to be the virus which causes the COVID 19 syndrome.

At the time of writing SC2 is said to have infected 60,733 people with 7,097 people supposedly dying of COVID 19 in the UK. This case fatality ration (CFR) of 11.7% is seemingly one of the worst in the world. Furthermore, with just 135 people recovered, the recovery rate in the UK is inexplicably low.

Some reading this may baulk at use of words like “seemingly” and “alleged” in reference to these statistics. The mainstream media (MSM) have been leading the charge to cast anyone who questions the State’s coronavirus narrative as putting lives at risk ... Continue reading >>>

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Scientific Evidence for Coronavirus Response Will Be Kept Secret Until Pandemic Is Over

Makes us wonder what they’re hiding – editor.

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from Breitbart Europe

The government has decided to keep the scientific evidence upon which it is basing its response to the Chinese coronavirus secret until the pandemic subsides.

Boris Johnson’s administration is facing increased calls for transparency on the actions being recommended by the Scientific Advisory Group on Emergencies (Sage) that is heading the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, records from the group’s meetings and the identity of its members will be kept secret until “Sage stops convening on this emergency”, the UK’s chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance said […]

Conservative MP Greg Clark said that the identities of the scientists should be revealed “in order to have some visibility into what institutions and disciplines are represented, it would be extremely useful to have the membership known”, The Times reports … Continue reading >>>

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Paris Police Fire Tear Gas As Minorities Riot Over “Racist” Lockdown Treatment

from Zero Hedge


French police officers ise tear gas guns against rioters (Picture: Daily Mail / AFP)

Lockdown protests across the Western world have become more widespread. Economies have crashed, unemployment is soaring, and people are losing their minds in quarantine.

France is the latest country to observe social unrest, more specifically in Paris, as the second night of riots unfolded across the capital.

Riots broke out in the suburbs of Villeneuve-la-Garenne and Aulnay-sous-Bois, northern Paris, over the weekend, and continued through Monday, the Daily Mail reports.

The spark that lit the powder keg was due to an incident involving an Arab Muslim male on a motorcycle who was critically injured in a collision with an unmarked police car on Saturday in Villeneuve-la-Garenne … Continue reading >>>

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Coronavirus: 20 April 2020 – NoSign Of A Return To Normality, Chaos Beckons

The European Union Is Dead But Does Not Yet Know It

Authored by Giulio Meotti via The Gatestone Institute,

The new coronavirus appears to be tearing apart the fragile framework of the European Union.

“Europe” said the former Commission chief and a EU godfather, Jacques Delors, “is in “mortal danger“.

If citizens feel themselves abandoned at the heart of the pandemic, said Former French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, the EU could “collapse“.

The EU objective was evidently supposed to be an “ever closer union“. But now, if the EU does not show solidarity and strength at a time of global crisis, what is the EU’s purpose? Its ideological supporters have a mantra: each new problem must be solved by more Europe. “Europe is our future, we have no other”, Germany’s former Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher once said.

Although these are important and dramatic statements, each time it is as if something even more important and dramatic needs to happen to shake people awake, as if the European Union is never actually seen as dying.

Sadly, these high-flown phrases seem to shrivel into empty slogans.

The truth is that there is no “Union”. There is a conglomerate of European states trying to take advantage of some rules called “the union”. In times of crisis, old European divisions always seem to reopen — and crises are part of the old continent, possibly its epitaph.

The coronavirus now has put the European Union and its comfort zone face-to-face with all its weaknesses, decadence and cowardice. Continue reading >>>

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China Outraged After Largest German Newspaper Accuses Beijing Of “Exporting” Coronavirus Pandemic, Demands €149 Billion In Damages

Let’s see how the pro-China “fact checkers” blow up on this one.

The editor-in-chief of Germany’s largest paper Bild on Thursday launched a full frontal attack on China’s communist president Xi Jinping for his regime’s failure to lying about the coronavirus outbreak and the massive human rights violations carried out by the Communist Party, and demanding no less that €149 billion in damages as a result of China’s actions.

In an article titled “What China Owes Us”, Julian Reichelt, the prominent editor-in-chief of the Bild, wrote to Jinping that  “Your embassy in Berlin has addressed me in an open letter because we asked in our newspaper Bild whether China should pay for the massive economic damage the coronavirus is inflicting worldwide.”

Addressing the Chinese president, the German editor wrote that, “You, your government and your scientists had to know long ago that coronavirus is highly infectious, but you left the world in the dark about it. Your top experts didn’t respond when Western researchers asked to know what was going on in Wuhan. You were too proud and too nationalistic to tell the truth, which you felt was a national disgrace.”

Reichelt said that, “You rule by surveillance. You wouldn’t be president without surveillance. You monitor everything, every citizen, but you refuse to monitor the diseased wet markets in your country. You shut down every newspaper and website that is critical of your rule, but not the stalls where bat soup is sold. You are not only monitoring your people, you are endangering them – and with them, the rest of the world.” … Continue reading >>>

 

Disturbing Developments In UK Policing

Via Off-Guardian.org,

A couple of days ago someone brought the following clip to our attention on Twitter:

From the tannoy declarations of “you in the blue, go home”, to the haranguing tone, to the declarations the journalist is “killing people”, it’s all pretty disturbing.

And this is far from an isolated incident … Continue reading >>>

 

UK Public Health Bureaucrats Slammed as ‘Not Fit for Purpose’, Caught ‘Like Rabbits in Headlights’

by Jack Montgomery,  Breitbart Europe

Technocrats at the Public Health England (PHE) agency advising the British government during the coronavirus pandemic have behaved like “rabbits in the headlights” and proved themselves “not fit for purpose”, according to a top care executive.

Professor Martin Green, who leads the Care England — which is both a charity and the “leading representative body for independent care services in England” according to its website — said the PHE quango led by Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty had proved particularly hopeless on the issue of personal protection equipment (PPE).

“PPE has been from the start of this pandemic, a real challenge,” Professor Green explained in comments to The Sun.

“It’s partly been a challenge because of the distribution but it’s also partly been a challenge because we have not received proper and consistent and clear advice from people like [Public Health England],” he said … Continue reading >>>