“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 >>>
The announcement from the European Central Bank (ECB) that is is to intrduce an official European Union digital currency spells the end of the European Single Currency experiment and with it the ambition of “ever closer union until the EU’s member states were merged into a single political entity Digital Currencies might not quite be Ponzi schemes but on appearances the difference can be compared to that between a horse and a pony.
Facebook Slides After Report Claims 50% Of Its Users Are Fake
As it is Burns day we think the words of Scotland’s national poet serve pereftly as a warning to Silicon Valley nerds with world domination ambitions: “The best lain schemes o’ mice and men gang aft agley.”
One such world domination wannabe for whom things have gang agely in the past year is Facebook supremo Mark Zuckerberg. But as badly as things have gone for Facebook since the Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal broke one year ago, in conformation of Murphy’s law (“No matter how bad things are thery can always get worse,” a new report froma team of researchers, led by a former coleague of Mark Zuckerberg at Harvard who helped Zuck create one of the original Facebook prototypes, suggests the reality of the company’s circumstances is even more dire than investors realize.
The Gilets Jaunes (yellow vest)movement, which began as a Facebook group for dissatisfied French drivers almost a year ago and since the Macron government proposed a hike in fuel taxes for petrol and diesel cars spakred the first street protests, has mushroomed into a people’s rebellion against globalism and corporatism. It has worried the French establishment and succeeded in forcing the usually arrogant and imperious President Macron into offering what globalist fellow travellers in mainstream media call major concessions from the government,
Censorship Comes To The Internet – Goodbye Free Speech Censorship has always been a sore point in democratic societies, without the right to free speech democracy does not exist. So why have we for years now been willing to tolerate the efforts of Silicon Valley high tech corporations and their left – leaning (that’s left as in Chairman Mao or Pol Pot,) been willing to tolerate this.
December 31, 2018
Since the 2016 US Presidential election, when the phrase ‘fake news’ entered the vernacular, Facebook has employed thousands of human moderators tasked with identifying what is and is not acceptable content to be posted on the censorious social media website. These humans were not employed to replace the ‘Artificial Intelligence’ automated moderation system the nerdocracy …
While we are tearing Facebook apart, don’t forget to look at our Google being evil catalogue
E.U. Parliament Members Call for Facebook Audit, Competition Law Overhaul Though not widely reported (well the proceedings were boring,) a number of parliamentary hearings in the European Parliament and the elected assemblies of member nations, have investigated Facebook’s user data breach scandal involving the data thieves Cambridge Analytica. European Union MEPs, including those from Britain have called for a full audit of the social media company and an overhaul of E.U. competition law.
During a meeting held behind closed doors last week, Facebook’s Campbell Brown, according to several people present, warned news publishers that refusal to cooperate with the tech behemoth’s efforts to “revitalize journalism” (i.e. ensure nothing is published Zuckerberg does not like,) will leave media outlets dying “like in a hospice.” Initially reported by The Australianunder a headline which read Work With Facebook or Die: Zuckerberg”
A city council in the UK is set to remove the statue of a British war hero after a Black Lives Matter inspired review determined that he represent colonialism and does not represent women and so-called ‘gender non-binary’ people.
Analysis Shows Only 1 In 6 BLM Protesters Are Black Analysis carried out by the Pew Research Center has revealed that just one in six protesters turning out at BLM demonstrations in the US are actually black. The research notes that the plurality of those present at the gatherings have been white people. The full breakdown reveals that just one in six is actually black …
Police Ignored Slave Labour in Leicester Sweatshops, Feared Accusations Of Racism In a scenario resembling the inaction of the authorities in the face of blatantly illegal activities by the notorious grooming gangs that targeted and sexually exploited vulnerable and under — age girls, a newly published report has revealed British police and government agencies have ignored the existence of ‘sweatshops’ full of mostly South Asian heritage workers in the British fashion industry over fears that they would be called racist …
Minorities ‘See Countryside as a White Environment’, Says BBC According to its rural affairs programme Countryfile – where, thanks to uber woke presenters like Chris Packham, the emphasis is very much on the first syllable — “many Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups see the countryside as being a white environment.”
Sane Democrats See Little To Gain From Impeaching Trump, Fear It Will Backfire In an opinion poll commissioned by Reuters a majority of US Democrat voters say they fear that the latest m,ove to impeach President Trump over the Biden-Ukraine scandal will backfire, giving him a boost into the 2020 US election. One has to wonder about an epidemic of dementia among leading Democrats who have forgotten that only a few weeks ago
Liberals Scream Everything Is ‘Racist’. Maybe It’s Liberals That Are Racist This blog, considers its stance to be ‘classical liberal’, that is really liberal in its support of fairness, free speech and personal liberty and above all diversity of opinion and ideas and oppose such political sacred cows of the politically correct left as mass immigration and affirmative action …
On Thursday, Oberlin College was hit with $33 million in damages when to Ohio jurors found the school participated in protests defaming a local bakery as racist. Oberlin’s vice president, Donica Thomas Varner claimed the jurors ignored “clear evidence” that Oberlin was not at fault and insisting the school was being “held liable for the independent actions of their students.”
Dishonesty Of Mainstream Media Revealed
Since Donald Trump, frontrunner in the race to be nominated Rebpublican candidate in the 2016 US Presidental election made some unpolitically-correct comments about stropping followers of Islam entering the USA until a way can be found of identifying the ones who have been radicalised and trained to perpetrate acts of terrorism in the USA, they media have been getting their knickers in a right old twist.
White Privilege Now Inculdes The Privilege Of Being Fired For being White
Its should be obvious by now that the politically correct left, insaniac sociopaths that they are, have only one emotion at their disposal; hate. Bizarrely the hatered of these predominantly white, middle class people, while of themselves, is mostly racist in nature but directed at members of their own race.
Ugly Marxist Lesbians Demand Right To Menstruate In Public
The story of the militant femists munter who ran a marathon on the first day of her ‘monthlies’ without using a tampon or sanitary towel (they’re a sexist symbol or the oppressive patriarchy donchakow) is not new. The London Marathon was run back in April and the story of Kiran Gandhi’s brave stance against male oppression (along with pitures of the dark stain speading across the croth of her leggings) was ignored by mainsteam and alternative media alike.
Social Science Degrees Make Great Leaders? More Junk Science.
We’ve had junk science on climate change, genetically modified seeds, many types of medicines and social engineering. The junkiest of junk science however is always commissioned by public service organisations and is aimed at convincing the public that our public servants are doing a good job. Fortunately the public are not as gullible as our leaders suppose.
Adolescent Girl Raped By 60 Men In Asian Grooming Gang
A trial jury atThe Old Bailey, London, heard yesterday the harrowing ddetails of how two schoolgirls were groomed and raped by an paedophile gang based in Aylesbury, Bucks, while aged just 12 and 13. Eleven gang members, accused of carrying out the crimes between 2006 and 2012 face 49 criminal charges between them including statutory rape, child prostitution and creating child pornography, The Daily Mirror reports.
Use of the N-word in a BBC news report has caused a 1Xtra radio presenter to quit and now there are calls to boycott the Beeb. But there’s silence on the station’s endorsement of music that promotes violence and misogyny.
A relatively unknown, minor media personality whipped up a racism debate and has turned himself into a well-known, minor media personality. That’s Sideman, or David Whitely to his friends.
He foisted himself into the news with an Instagram video resigning from the BBC, where he worked on radio station 1Xtra. The motivation was what he called “a slap in the face to our community” after a white person used the N-word on TV.
However, the grandiose statement neglected to reveal any context. The white person was female social affairs correspondent Fiona Lamdin. She was covering a horrific attack on a black healthcare worker, who was making his way home after a shift at Southmead Hospital in Bristol.
A car was deliberately driven into him at speed, resulting in multiple injuries including a broken leg, nose and cheekbone.
Anti – racism protestors enjoy their immunity? It must be well known to our readers that the collective opinion of contributors to this blog on “scientists” and “experts” is that they are all wankers. This does not include practicioners of the sciences who have the self awareness to describe themselves as chemists, biologists, physicists, medical … Continue reading
Far left activists, motivate by hatred of anyone who disagrees with them, campaign against ‘hate speech’ (that’s free speech to you and me.) A Massachusetts USA congressman wants to end sexism by punishing sexist language – specifically the word “b***h” – with fines and even jail. But policing speech doesn’t kill the underlying sentiment – … Continue reading
‘White Racism’ January 27, 2017 For too long the neo – Fascist left have been allowed to get away with dividing all of humanity into two racial groups, black and white. This has allowed those extremists who support the idea of an authoritarian, global government to dub white people generally as racist, because we have (again generally)been more successful throughout … Continue reading
The lastest chapter in the desultory narrative on racism in football was written on Friday night in the FA Cup tie between Oldham and Liverpool. It is alleged a Liverpool fan racially abused Oldham player Tom Adeyemi who was so upset at being called a “b**** cunt” he burst into tears. Boggart Blog thinks this … Continue reading
A report from Europe’s top human rights watchdog, The Council Of Europe, published Thursday, 1 October raised concerns about the growing incidence of racismracism in Germany, citing a wave of far-right, anti-Islam demonstrations at odds with the more recent image of a country ready to open its doors to hundreds of thousands of refugees (no … Continue reading Council
The backlash had to come. With the leftie screechers getting so ridiculous in the way they tried to find ‘waycism’ in every utterance of white conservatives, non aligned voters and non voters, anyone who did not have ‘I love blacks, gays and rapists so long as they are foreigners’ tattooed across their forehead’ even the … Continue reading
Strictly Come Race Baiting from a Special Correspondent So these is this utterly fit non European female named Lalia Rouass who has not been getting much in the way of work offers since Primeval was trashed. To keep the wolf from the door and be seen on television she takes a job in a celebrity … Continue reading
EU Parliament Passes Resolution On Ban Of ‘Neo-Fascist’ Groups, Lists Identitarian Movement
The most undemocratic democratically elected body in the world, The European Union Parliament this week passed a resolution demanding that member-states ban ‘neo-fascist’ parties and groups and have intelligence agencies fully co-operate with ‘anti-racism’ NGOs. Ironically the ‘anti – racism NGOs they mention are all offshots of globalist, anti – democracy organisations such as Open Society Institute and the Immigrant Defence Project.
Canadian University Holds ‘White Privilege’ Conference
In an event that marks the latest step in Canada’s descent into collective insanity, Ryerson University held the nation’s first “white privilege” conference this month. Hundreds of academics, media luvvies, professional hand wringers and all the usual suspects turned up at the Toronto-based institution to indulge in an orgy of hated, bigotry and racism aimed at “white people. (nobody defined exactly who was being hated, as I’ve always said, no human being ever was truly white, no human being ever was truly black.
Jailed by UK Gov’t For Speaking Their Minds
We Stirrers are really starting to worry that Britain and the USA are going in the same direction as the EU nations that signed up to German dominance by joining the single currency. It’s as disheartening as it is embarrassing at this point. The establishment is trying to silence dissent and make diversity of opinion a crime. This suppression of individual freedom and our hard won civil rights has come to the point it just feels like something is about to break. They’re clearly scared of something.
Diversity” Is a Weapon Against White People
Visit some parts of most British cities with large immigrant populations and you will be hard pressed to recognize it, certainly my granparents would struggle to recognize the towns they knew. Appeasement of foreigners has destroyed the character of our communities but as usual the political left advise solving the problem by doing over again the things that caused it.
‘Why is My Curriculum White?’ Campaign Forces Oxford Uni to Introduce Compulsory Black History Exams
Britain’s oldest and one of its most prestigious universities has come over all Brack Obama and yielded sanity and academic impartialityto politically correct bigotry from a National Union of Students (Special Snowflake branch)campaign with rejoices in the title, ‘Why is my curriculum white? The snowflakes who are mainly white themselves but are too thick to have noticed that, are protesting against the alleged “Eurocentrism” of history teaching.
EU Parliament Passes Resolution On Ban Of ‘Neo-Fascist’ Groups, Lists Identitarian Movement
The most undemocratic democratically elected body in the world, The European Union Parliament this week passed a resolution demanding that member-states ban ‘neo-fascist’ parties and groups and co-operate with ‘anti-racism’ NGOs […] The motion, which was introduced at the request of Italian MEP Eleonora Forenza, was passed by a vote of 355 MEPs. Many MEPs were not present in the 751-seat chamber for the vote.
Lord’ Sugar Sugar called ‘racist’ for Senegal World Cup team tweet (but it was funny)
Alan Sugar (one of Blair’s dodgy ‘lords’ and front man of the UK version of ‘The Apprentice’ TV show, has come in for a shitstorm of criticism online after tweeting a typical market traders gag about the Senegal World Cup team. Sugar posted a photoshopped image of the Senegal players standing over a row fake designer sunglasses and handbags and gave it the caption “I recognise some of these guys …”
Its should be obvious by now that the politically correct left, insaniac sociopaths that they are, have only one emotion at their disposal; hate. Bizarrely the hatered of these predominantly white, middle class people, while of themselves, is mostly racist in nature but directed at members of their own race.
by Arthur Foxake The screenshot below is from an article written by Trevor Phillips, former head of the Equalities and Human Rights commission for The Daily Mail (or Mail On Sunday) Trevor Philips home truths on racism. Image source Finally, we?re having that open and honest debate about immigration and race everyone has been calling … Continue reading
White Girl Is Burned Alive, 17 Black Gang Members Arrested. Mainstream Media Blanks The Story
Remember how the Social Justice Warriors of the politically correct ‘left’ screamed when a young black man named Trayvon Martin was shot by Hispanic George Zimmerman, because it was assumed someone named Zimmerman would be white? Remember how they wailed and stirred up civil unrest when a black man was shot by white cops in Ferguson, Missouri, automatically assuming the the killing was racially motivated. more >>>
A Danish politician has been reprimanded for posting comments on Twitter about the resurgence of anti semitism in Europe. Apparently while hand wringing and breast beating about violent attacks on Jewish people is fine, stating the obvious by linking the Europe migrant crisis to this new wave of anti Semitism is a criminal offence …
West Yorkshire Police have charged 14 men and a 16-year-old boy with sex offences including the rape of a girl under the age of 16 in Keighley, a small town in the old Woollen Industry distict of the county. The offences centre on one female victim, with one allegation involving a second who was also under 16 at the time.
MSNBC tv producer Ariana Pekary explained that the reason for her deciding to quit her job was that the mainstream media blocks “diversity of thought” in favor of promoting hysterical voices for ratings and that a TV veteran admitted to her “we are a cancer and there is no cure.”
Pekary, who was an “integral member” of Lawrence O’Donnell’s primetime show, says that the media’s obsession with Trump is actually costing lives because it is preventing reasoned discussions about how to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
“This cancer risks human lives, even in the middle of a pandemic. The primary focus quickly became what Donald Trump was doing (poorly) to address the crisis, rather than the science itself. As new details have become available about antibodies, a vaccine, or how COVID actually spreads, producers still want to focus on the politics. Important facts or studies get buried,” Pekary explained.
The former producer also revealed that a “successful and insightful TV veteran” acknowledged to her that, “We are a cancer and there is no cure,” adding, “But if you could find a cure, it would change the world.”
Pekary also highlighted how the very model by which the corporate press is structured guarantees that voices of dissent are silenced and objective analysis censored in favor of hysterical political extremists, something that has come to fore over the last two months with the media’s relentless promotion of Black Lives Matter narratives.
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.
Last week a trade group headed up by a senior NewsCorp executive published a research paper outlining exactly how Google has taken publishers’ content and driven traffic without compensating them. The paper was subsequently sent to the DOJ.
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 >>> MORE on Google
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.
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.
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.
Amazon “abuses its position as an online platform and collects detailed data about merchandise so Amazon can create copycat products under an Amazon brand,” Hawley charged in a letter he sent to US Attorney General William Barr on Tuesday. The senator (R-MO) demanded a criminal probe of the e-commerce giant, accusing it of engaging in “predatory and exclusionary data practices to build and maintain a monopoly” – a textbook violation of antitrust law.
Charging that Amazon has gained unprecedented monopoly power through the sheer wealth of data it has collected on its users, allowing it to clone sellers’ products and undercut them on price, the senator likened the company’s “capacity for data collection” to “a brick and mortar retailer attaching a camera to every customer’s forehead.” With the coronavirus pandemic forcing the lion’s share of commerce online, Amazon has assumed near-omnipotence.
Even if all of Hawley’s allegations – derived from a Wall Street Journal investigation published earlier this month – are proven 100 percent true, it’s questionable whether the Justice Department would be willing (or able) to punish Amazon … Continue reading >>>
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.
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
SouthFront offers a scientific-based survey providing an in-depth look at the real death toll statistics and the spread of SARS-COV-2.
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
“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.”
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.
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
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 >>>
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 >>>
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 >>>
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 >>>
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 >>>
A couple of days ago someone brought the following clip to our attention on Twitter:
The other week journalist @MikeSegalov got hassled and shouted at by the police for filming an incident in a park. Here’s the footage. Not a good look for the police – breaking social distancing rules by surrounding him and wrongly shouting at a journalist to go home. pic.twitter.com/BKXSXbE6Gm
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 >>>