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The Coffee House Wall – July 2021

This is the Coffee House Wall for this month. I won't say that it is your chance to communicate with us, as we are all in this together. It is, nevertheless, the Conservative Blog post that has no particular theme, and where everything is on topic. Let's just remember that we want to avoid ad hominem attacks on others. We don't want to engage with trolls. We want to moderate our language ourselves as responsible and mature adults, choosing to use fruity language only where it is necessary. This is our opportunity to show what the Spectator Coffee House Wall could have been like.

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    Google is now requiring that we pass a test as not robots before allowing us to enter this site.

    Robots of the world unite! You have nothing to lose but your algorithms!


    BoJo and Carrie: some leaves from the family tree:

  3. Batley & Spleen…

    “Batley n Spen” ounds like a TV series about a pair of gritty, no nonsense, northern detectives.

    George is going straight to court! Here’s why.

    Labour think that they can do as they please, don’t they. Maybe not this time.
    In the UK , election rigging a predominantly a Labour activity, but that’s not to say the the Tories also aren’t above election shenanigans – eg. 2015 South Thanet!

    File under: Phil Woolas,

  4. Galloway’s ‘crime’? Laughing outside t’al medina mosque. Ecky thump!

  5. The Sunday Moan.
    Today’s is Meades on mediocrity, or the Bilbao effect, where the Town Council replaced the industrial area and docks with the truly appalling Guggenheim museum, stuffed it full of pretentious rubbish and charged 10 Euros per idiot to wo der through the dump. Outside illiterate schizophrenic Africans either try to sell umbrellas or stab tourists and residents depending on their mood, weather and the time of day.

  6. “Meanwhile we should consider that this weird gallimaufry is to a fake future what the Prince of Wales’s dire Poundbury is to a fake past.”

    LMAO ! He’s got a way with words, dunt he!
    I loved that Peter Cook quote, too. 🙂

  7. “… Peter Cook famously said of his Establishment Club in Soho that it was based on “those wonderful Berlin cabarets which did so much to stop the rise of Hitler and prevent the outbreak of the Second World War”.”
    As if singing the Horst Wessel and interposing, Oscar Wilde style, one’s body would deter congress between Boris and an intern.

  8. Meanwhile back in Batley..
    Catsuit George gets an honourable mention from Melanie Phillips for his own unique and self interested take on the blood libel. Surely its nearly time to reopen York Tower for a good old Jewish-Muslim show down…

  9. Britain’s Covid Call: WAKEY! WAKEY!

    “…Not a single Virologist has isolated a Virus they will claim is COVID-19 (CCP Virus), and when the CDC was asked for the Virus, the CDC said they do not have it…”


    Young man, there’s no need to feel down
    I said, young man, pick yourself off the ground
    I said, young man, ’cause you’re in a new town
    There’s no need to be unhappy
    Young man, there’s a place you can go
    I said, young man, when you’re short on your dough
    You can stay there, and I’m sure you will find
    Many ways to have a good time
    It’s fun to stay at the YMCA
    It’s fun to stay at the YMCA
    They have everything for you men to enjoy
    You can hang out with all the boys
    It’s fun to stay at the YMCA
    It’s fun to stay at the YMCA
    You can get yourself clean, you can have a good meal
    You can do what ever you feel
    Young man, are you listening to me?
    I said, young man, what do you want to be?
    I said, young man, you can make real your dreams
    But you got to know this one…

  11. Pound and bury, Your Royal Highness! Pound and bury!

  12. Hungary, an urbane example for Blingerland.

  13. “More than six million EU citizens have applied to settle in the UK”

    Not many of them truck drivers, reportedly…


  14. @06:56 cont.d

    It sounds like driver conditions haven’t improved much since Stanley Baker et al made “Hell Drivers” in 1957 – despite the EU !

    A stellar cast, look you…

  15. @6:57 – or even Budweiser cast…

    Many a true word said in jest…
    except that I don’t think think that Keith is jesting…

  16. “To be or not to be…”
    Iniggergland or Denmark?
    BTW The ‘i’, like many other things, is now silent in our country.

  17. Oiphelia pain, Monty!

  18. “Once Upon A Time In A Galaxy Far, Far way…

    … before Tony’s fifth column (aka “third way” got going, and we had a more homogenous, less divided body politic… we rejoiced in our differences back then…

    Up the Union!
    (not the EU or USSR, obviously)

  19. Yanis Varoufakis: “Biden, Johnson, Merkel: you are intentionally killing Julian Assange’s body.”

    On this occasion… Janice gets it right!

  20. Noa

    I hope we can ensure that some variant of the Horst Wessel song is never sung in Wembley Stadium.

  21. EC
    July 6th, 2021 – 06:56

    Very instructive!

    Has anyone come up with a reasoned, sensible figure for a comfortable population for the United Kingdom?

  22. When I lived in Manhattan, many years ago, I used to walk along Fifth Avenue by the eastern wall of Central Park where I would pass a plaque commemorating W.T. Stead, I noted that he was a journalist of some kind and often wondered, without spending any energy on searching for an answer, who he was.

    Now, recently, I am beginning to understand…,

    W.T. Stead (with Lord Rothschild, J.P. Morgan, John D. Rockefeller, Cornelius Vanderbilt and Andrew Carnegie bankrolls) co-opted The Salvation Army (and the Y.M.C.A. & Y.W.C.A.) into his global ‘One World Order’ schema

  23. Which film of Truffaut is it in which there is a wall of still photographs of all those who the director had known but had since dies which included a photo of the German in Julies et Jim but who was still alive at the time? Was it Day for Night?
    I suppose we all have those who have become dead to us – or whom we are dead for.
    As we walk among people, each of them carries his dead with him in a cloud around his head but of course we don’t see them, though our own appear to us intermittently and without logic. Usually of course at night and with strange messages.

  24. Malfeur

    Erm.. Indeed.

  25. It was inevitable that, left to run itself under a mixture of tribal leaders, communists and loons, South Africa would go the way of Rhodesia, turning into a corrupt, murderous racist Sino-satrapy.

  26. Generally speaking, I think I have been able to take advantage of the enforced house arrest consequent on the common cold mass psychosis; but I may have seen a bit.too much that is healthy for my love of country of Mike Graham and Alex Belfield. Can that really be Old England that they are talking about? Where did it go? Over the hills and far away it seems. You can never go.back they say.

  27. Malfeur 12.22

    If, as Peter Hitchens is fond of saying, the past is another country then so, as Graham and Belfield demonstrate, is much of the present.
    Proving the adage that, as soon as one Englishman opens his mouth another sticks his foot in it.

  28. Malfleur, July 16th, 2021 – 12:32

    Harold Van Wick!

    I think it was very unsporting of the dishevelled, cigar smoking, detective not to overlook Harold’s murder of his mother in law! Surely, given the provocation, any reasonable minded judge would have dismissed the case?

  29. Malfleur, July 17th, 2021 – 12:14

    The objective truth can never be established by consensus alone!
    Empiricism Rules!

  30. Noa, July 16th, 2021 – 15:54


    No doubt that Strine’s demise is being cheer on by the Aussie multi-kulti apologists and also Xi’s NZ egregious gauleiter, the fragrant Queen Jacinda.

  31. Baron

    Whaddya reckon?

    “Guardian’s Fake ‘Kremlin Papers’ Bombshell Points to Russiagate Origins”

  32. I see some poor MP named Drax has become the target of demonstrators seeking to persuade him to pay reparations to Barbados on account of his ancestors having made a fortune from slavery in the West Indies. The mass psychosis gripping Britain since no the adoption of the Covid bollocks threatens to spiral out of control with this variant. First observed among undergradates of Bristol University when the statue of Colston was pulled down and thrown into the Severn estuary and more recently in the clamour to change the name of Wills Hall at that in situation, it is now set fair to infect any connection with slavery. The Windsors, the British aristocracy however now enfeebled,and any gentlemen or ladies or indeed those now declasse from former positions of standing in our community should lock up their daughters.
    How long before those who may be seen to benefit today from the sale of white indentured servants to the colonies in the past or those who prospered from the employment of English or Welsh coalminers, or whose predecessors spoke up unwisely in opposition to the excesses of the French Revolution such as the MP for Bristol, Edmund Burke, whose statue may have so far survived the variant, or any profiting from the sins of dead generations, are tarred and feathered and stripped of their property in hastily convened public meetings?

  33. ‘The6 Last Kingdom’ is a TV series which, so far, seems to offer a more positive less savage view of England, albeit in the 9th century.

  34. Clownfall

    Diaries from Der Fearer Bunker (LGBTQAA Day 450 ish++)
    Is I in or is I not?
    Carrie and Chris ghost in and say We must stay in. My friend, We sometimes think Our only friend, Rishi says no We must be brave, otherwise our futures options will fall and We will have to tax choldrens’ sweeties to keep paying the civil service wages and pensions.
    We will have to borrow even more from that appalling little fag Cruddas.
    Anyway apparantly the plebeans are revolting, (har har!). Bread and circuses for them, a pity about the miskicks last Sunday Valliance was counting on them to ease the lock down back without too many problems. Like Wombledon that didnt work out for him and now that prat Brady is whinging at the door about Munchausens by proxy.
    What to do? We asked Cove if We should organise a HMP Britain popularity contest, with Ourself, McBasilisk, that Welsh leak and Poont or whatever he’s called over in Stirmont or wherever, to see who is doing best with the scum at the present time. (Memo to oneself, how is my meisterplan for an Irish Sea tunnel progressing? Is our Broadcasting Craporation on side?)
    Snivel looked up adoringly at my navel (he is permitted to gaze no higher, on pain of death) and licked my foot, newly washed this week as per Carries’s hygenie dictates, from his prostrate position he whispered:
    “Oh Divinity, a wonderful idea, but being the Master of Time may I suggest we defer until after Freedom Day, the midges are rising in the hielands, the leek shops are closing by the hour and the EU regulation toilet paper avalanche in Bogside bodes ill for a favourable portent.”
    He is right I thought, even as We spurned his prone carcass with Our bejwelled sandal.
    “And get Rod no jab no job the Plumber round, the smell around here is getting unbearable”
    Is it the underground plumbing here, or one of Prince Wilfred’s nappies? Carrie says not, but the appaling stench must come from somewhere…

  35. “On the evening of his inauguration, Trump will address the nation and reveal that the Covid-19 Delta variant is fictitious, dreamt up by maniacal people who feared losing their stranglehold on a compliant citizenry. As society came to terms with a virus no more lethal than the common flu, and citizens eschewed masking and raised legitimate questions about hazardous vaccinations, the World Health Organization contacted its agents within the CDC and international health agencies and urged them to take part in a program aimed at once again scaring the world into frightened compliance.”

  36. EC @ July 18th, 2021 – 10:52

    The story isn’t worth even a warm spit, EC, one may be forgiven to think this chap Harding may be on the Kremlin payroll, the imbecility of the story may do for the unrepairable haters of Russia, but for anyone with even a partially functioning brain it’s pure nonsense. As you well now, the Americans ran a number of investigations, the Mueller’s attempt costing well over $30mn, the largest of them all, found nothing, as did the others.

    It doesn’t surprise there has never been anyone furnishing any evidence at all of what it was the Russians actually did, not a flake of a proof from the social media platforms through to the meetings of the Government officials from the two sides involved, not a shred of anything at all that could point to an activity or a series of acts supporting the notion of Russia’s interference in the 2016 US election.

    What elected the Donald were the disillusioned of America, the size of which shocked even the BBC to$$ers attending the rallies, the people that have been forgotten by the ruling elites did it, they needed no help from anyone.

    (Baron has eased off on blogging everywhere, not fugging point, waste of time really).

  37. “The coming of Neo feudalism”, Joel Kotkin’s book is a good reafanalysis of the development of the new fuedal elites and the destruction of the middle classes is convincing. Unfortunately he is short on solutions. It’s covered well enough in this interview. So save your money.

  38. “The coming of Neo feudalism”, Joel Kotkin’s book is a good read and analysis of the development of the new fuedal elites and the destruction of the middle classes is convincing. Unfortunately he is short on solutions. It’s covered well enough in this interview. So save your money.

  39. “We’re at war…dark days ahead” .Alex Belfield today.

  40. “…Baron has eased off on blogging everywhere, not fugging point, waste of time really…”
    And the Glorious !2th is now firmly in our rear gunner’s sights! Give it 250 rounds of .303 Ginger!
    It’s now the time to deal those moles a death blow, before the local Gretas chain themselves to a dusky moleskin forepaw and ensure the cancellation of both Baronic wisdom and all unwilded cultivation in deepest Suffolk.
    My own dilemma, from the Great Study at Noa Towers, is far more mundane: shall I support the fair Norwegian Olympic Beachball playing maids who wish to throw away their bikini bottoms in search of freedom, or demand their enforced sexual exploitation?
    And should the converted female New Zealand weightlifter be subject to the same flimsy clinging sportswear when performing her own rituals? I confess that the thought of her dropping 250 kilos on her big toe and inadvertantly revealing the the latest model in faux-vaginal hyperplasticity is enough to make me pine for the return of winter, lockdown and a rerun of Jeremy Kyle’s greatest bits.
    In the meantime, the Estates Worker Hospitality accommodation (formerly HMP East Lancashire), which had emptied as the former occupants graciously accepted settlement and moved permanently into council housing and lifetime benefits support, is rapidly being refilled by the local housing office. My decision to convert it to luxury 4 star hotel accommodation was inspired. We are now the proud winners of best Migrant Hotel Chain of the Year 2021 and profits are booming!
    Many of our guests are now working to supplement their meagre state incomes by constructing travellers huts for hastily returning East Lancashire holidaymakers. Initial investment was readily forthcoming from the offshore based Private Equity company Hancock Medical Trust. An oxymoron if ever there was one!
    As for the whinberry harvest, I have this year decided to donate it to the Starving Landlords and Self Employed Self Help Cooperative. It is to their credit that they stripped the hillsides bare in two hours. Although their angrily beating to death a government minister and several local government diversity managers who had infiltrated the masses tramping over the moorland brought them no great credit, at least the corpses swinging in the now reinstated crossroad gibbets have boosted tourism to the area and reinvigoured the farmshop sales of our famed Toerag and Benedictine jam. (Thanks to EC for his recent kind enquiry on this and related matters.)

  41. Noa @ July 21st, 2021 – 12:36

    A rather enjoyable lament, Noa, one can only hope the ersatz female of New Zealand wins, and wins big to let every man know that cutting it off and drilling a hole instead can lead to an Olympic success (but what would a bona fide male do if in bed with her? Bucket please, quick).

  42. This is probably the best shot, it’s in London, the story’s in Russian, but it tells of a chat between Lavrov and our Foreign Sec David Miliband in 2008 when the Georgia’s conflict was on, our man said to the Russian Foreign Sec that Europe would have to reconsider relations with Russia because of her belligerent behaviour towards the smaller neighbour, to which Lavrov allegedly said what the graffiti says. That’s what is says under the picture.

    Above the picture it says that Zacharova (she’s the spokesman for the Russian Foreign Office) when asked by a journalist what she thinks about the graffiti answered: ‘It’s not up to the Foreign Office to comment on the works of art, you should talk to the Ministry of Culture’.

  43. Noa @ July 20th, 2021 – 09:54

    The longish interview inspires, Noa, his idea of a new kind of feudalism also attracts, Baron would cut the emerging society into five layers, the top tech, or rather new industries billionaires cum millionaires everywhere not just in California together with the financial crowd also everywhere (by everywhere Baron means places like China, Russia, India..), the second layer would be occupied by the enablers of the super wealthy i.e. the political class that co-mingles with the top layer, the third chunk would include the Goebbels’s mob both of the immediate impact i.e. the MSM and those whose job is the long term indoctrination i.e. the educational and academic layer, followed by the (largely apolitical) segment of the property owners, rentiers, managers (the old middle class), and lastly the bottom layer of the great unwashed losers.

    Still, Baron’s rather tempted to get the book, may do so after he finishes with a little tome on Prussia.

  44. Alan Jones from down under is Baron’s man, he may be overdoing it somewhat, mimicking Biden’s speech, but his point’a valid, Biden is losing it, he shouldn’t continue, it’s more than embarrassing, it’s dangerous, the guy has access to the red button.

  45. Baron 00.33
    Good posts, please do more if you have the time and inclination.
    I like your analysis. Its more international and less US centric in its approach. Have we really moved on much from a lord/serf or capitalist/proletarian view? An additional layer or two, or class specialism perhaps, more sura national liaison, command and control, as the thought control tools of the PRC are tested, refined and distributed around the world to ensure one world enslavement.

  46. Baron, July 19th, 2021 – 07:17

    “Baron has eased off on blogging everywhere, not fugging point, waste of time really.”

  47. @11:51

    Baron, I agree!

    For old time’s sake, just one last piss into the wind…

    Andrew Lawrence

    “BBC- Further accusations of bias.”

    The West Cumbria Branch of the Red Brigade got Andrew Lawrence’s appearance at a local theatre over their hate speech concerns Cancelled despite tickets being sold out!

    To paraphrase Spike, “Now you know what’s wrong with the fuggin’ country!”

  48. @11:59 emendation….

    “The West Cumbria Branch of the Red Brigade got Andrew Lawrence’s appearance at a local theatre cancelled over their hate speech concerns Cancelled despite tickets being sold out!”

    … and with that I think that I am going to cancel myself.

  49. Not like Berlin 1989 is it?
    The Wall….. has self cancelled.

  50. EC @ July 25th, 2021 – 11:59

    It makes one sick to see how the BBC spends the money, EC, five billion quid each year, the salaries (and of course other benefits including pensions) cannot compare to what the individuals labouring in wealth creating sectors of the economy get. What do these people do, what does the quality post demand of the individual holding it? Has anyone ever found out?

  51. EC @ July 25th, 2021 – 17:14

    Cancelling yourself may be difficult, EC, and it will only please the woke fuggwits, avoid, please.

    Javid apologised for saying we should not be cowed by the virus, learn to live with it, which is the bleeding obvious to anyone who isn’t brain dead, so why the pouring of ashes over his glabrous head? It’s the apologies that encourage the woke fruitcakes to keep going, no one should say sorry for saying something that’s patently true, if it upsets someone, that’s tough titty, he or she should grow a pair.

  52. Pity you don’t read or even peruse the Spectator, a chap called Winston Marshall (the musician, not that Baron likes his style) did a diary few weeks ago, powerful stuff, sadly it will do FA to anything. Here it is, one cannot fault him on anything he says, but what’s the fugging way out of it, the solution, the sword that can cut the Gordian knot:

    “I’ve been amazed by the response to my decision to leave my band, Mumford & Sons. The article in which I explained why has now been read 700,000 times and has been republished by newspapers in the UK, the US and Germany. My main hope in publishing it was to restore my own sense of integrity — eroded, I felt, by an apology I made to an extreme but vociferous internet minority who took great exception to what I considered an innocuous tweet to Andy Ngo, the author of a bestselling book about the radicalised far-left.

    Just as I never anticipated the angry reaction to my unremarkable tweet, I could never have foreseen that my article about the ensuing fuss would have generated so many messages of gratitude. Gratitude for what? Not for leaving the band — although a few people may be glad. It seems as if, in explaining why I felt I could not carry on, I had articulated something that many people feel in their daily lives: self-censorship. In the current febrile political climate, many of us are just too scared to say what we think.

    The messages came from an astonishing array of professions —fellow musicians, doctors, civil servants, actors, painters, politicians, think-tankers, comedians, vicars, teachers, students, beauty queens, lawyers, mothers, charity workers, cannabis activists, journalists, entrepreneurs. I found many of them very moving. I’m especially struck by how these represent the moderate free-thinking middle-ground. Not extremists.

    A theme that crops up again and again in these emails is a fear that speaking ‘the truth’ could prove too costly. So people stay quiet. They have rent or mortgages to pay. Their careers have taken decades to build up. They are accountable to colleagues who depend on them in turn to maintain their lives and their responsibilities. There are kids to care for. Some recount being alienated by their friends for holding incorrect opinions. Others explain how they keep quiet at work, or nod along when things don’t seem quite right. Others describe being bullied for wrong-think.

    The comedian Ricky Gervais said recently: ‘Whoever you are, if you can’t be bought you’re the richest person in the world… There’s something to be said for being proud of one’s integrity.’ I am fortunate to be able to walk away when my integrity is compromised. For most people life is far, far more complex. It is noble to prioritise those other hugely important aspects of our lives: family, friendships, careers. But the sacrifice of keeping schtum also comes at a price. What starts as a niggling feeling can build up inside. An elastic band slowly stretched will eventually either warp out of shape or snap back to position. Perhaps our consciences do something similar.

    Think of Vaclav Havel, the playwright turned dissident turned Czechoslovakian president who wrote The Power of the Powerless in 1978, describing life in the Soviet era. He used the example of the greengrocer who places the slogan ‘Workers of the world, unite!’ in his shopfront: ‘If he were to refuse, there could be trouble… He does it because these things must be done if one is to get along in life. It is one of the thousands of details that guarantee him a relatively tranquil life “in harmony with society”.’ The grocer has much to lose should he dissent from the ideological norms of the day. However, the moment he stops putting up the slogan and ‘rejects the ritual and breaks the rules of the game, he discovers once more his suppressed identity and dignity’.

    Havel’s words speak to an alarming degree to the situation in the liberal democratic West of today. I don’t imagine we will experience a social convulsion as dramatic as Czechoslovakia’s Velvet Revolution of 1989, at least not any time soon. But how will these pent-up feelings which so many share manifest themselves? Havel’s writings suggest two possible ways forward. Either the system continues to tighten into a ‘dreadful Orwellian vision of a world of absolute manipulation’, or the ‘independent life of society including the “dissident movements” will slowly but surely become a social phenomenon of growing importance… influencing the general situation’. Let’s hope it is the second of these. A restoration of honest, good-faith dialogue and the widespread recognition that we are all fallen and fallible would go a long way towards restoring the freedom to think and speak. It may be premature to say this, but on the evidence of the reaction to my piece, a quiet Colour Revolution for our times may have already begun. And I hope more and more people will find the courage to speak the truth as they see it, and that it will be less and less costly to do so”.

  53. Immigration seems to be hitting the headlines again, the newcomers are arriving at ever greater numbers, we pay the French to keep them off our shores, no avail, according to Nigel F the French Navy is escorting the boats into our waters, then it’s bingo, we have to take over.

    We have the MI5, the MI6, the CIA is also around together with the FBI, the Interpol, and above all, our country proudly houses the Bellingcat boys, they can do miracles, nothing can stop them, the Kremlin’s powerless to deal with them.

    So here’s a suggestion, why don’t some of those highly trained, clever, immeasurably able men and women from any or all of these agencies, just few of them would probably do, why don’t they find out who are the people running the smuggling gangs,

    it cannot be that hard to do it, one hires a couple of would be immigrants, or even a dozen, they each concoct a story, approach the smugglers, pay them the money (allegedly 6-8 thousand quid), then tip the police.

    It isn’t done because as Baron has said many times before immigration benefits the middle class (carrot picking, looking after kids, serving Costas…) and it’s the middle class that runs the country. They pretend they want to cut and control immigration, but their unwillingness to actually do it is clearly visible, already more have come this year that in the whole of the last year. Madness.

  54. Noa @ July 25th, 2021 – 18:38

    One wouldn’t;t expect anything else, Noa, most of the newcomers are voting Dems.

  55. Here’s a piece of news relevant to that part of your body you sit on (apart from other functions, of course):

    China is the world leader in the export of toilet paper with 11% of global supply. A 600% rise in ocean freight cost makes it inevitable that the price of something as ordinary as toilet paper is slated to rise significantly or become in short supply in key places globally. When such pressures are coming all across the product line, ocean container rates become a significant driver of general inflation”.

    Those clearing the shelves of the commodity may be on to something, boys.

  56. Ah So, Noa!

    Jeff does Jinglingish, or maybe I misheard…


  57. Baron, July 25th, 2021 – 22:43

    I thought that stuff was considered Haram?
    Large areas of the UK will remain unaffected.

  58. Noa, July 20th, 2021 – 09:54
    Baron, July 23rd, 2021 – 00:33

    “The Road To Serfdom”
    F.A. Hayek

    The only “Road” movie that Bing, Bob and Dorothy didn’t make?

  59. EC @ July 26th, 2021 – 10:56

    A useful look at the addition to the means of exchange, unit of accounts and the store of value, EC, more questions that answers, but regretfully, sooner or later we are going to get it, it will very likely co-run with credit/debit cards and actual cash, the younger generation will help to broaden the appeal of it, the older ones will stick to what we have now.

    For us, the users of it, the only difference between a well anchored Britcoin (or any other one) is that instead of a piece of metal, paper or plastic saying ‘one pound’ one would have on a gadget (say) the mobile phone, a stored binary expression of the same – ‘one pound’, the linked ledger on a server will store the rest of one’s ‘one pounds’, that’s about it.

    The beauty for those administering the financial affairs of people using Britcoins is obvious, they will know exactly what money we have, where does it come from, goes to, they will know the lot, cheating on taxes, not paying the TV licence, hoarding money will be close to impossible (not entirely perhaps if the existence of the black internet is a hint of what the smart ones amongst us can come up with).

    It’s a fallacy to believe any such system run either by a country, a group of countries can be decentralised, free of interference, corruption of whatever, no man made system has ever been such, the coming Britcoin will be no exception.

    To think we can have a currency for all run by an individual or a group of individuals (say) the Bitcoin, is beyond delusional, any such enterprise would sooner or later join the list of financial cons. The use of electricity mining the bitcoins is apparently quite high, it equals to the electricity consumption of Sweden (or is it Argentina?).

    The reason people use the pound sterling is because it originates from the first paper money (say) the Thomas Madockes’ 1705 (that’s a year) running cash note that said: ‘I promise to pay ….. or a bearer on demand the sum of ninety nine pounds, seven shillings and four pence’, it was signed by the Governor of the Company of the Bank of England’. It wasn’t paper money as such, it was a promissory note written on a piece of paper, a promise to honour a loan, a trust inscribed.

    This running cash note was backed up by the money deposited by the man with the Bank of England, it was his wealth that made the running cash note acceptable to others, as it is today ultimately the ‘tax funded wealth’ of the Government that makes our today’s currency acceptable.

    One can come up with any currency one wants provided there are enough people falling for it, and there always are, see the Bitcoing craze, but unless any such system is backed up by an actual wealth that cannot ‘be vanished or otherwise destroyed’ it cannot ever be adopted for real or succeed, it’s ‘a nothing else’ but a monopoly money.

    We are probably going to learn how warm is the public to the Britcoin. As we’re all frightened to death from dying from c-19 people some may be more inclined to go for it.

  60. EC @ July 26th, 2021 – 11:02

    One learns something new every day, EC, thanks.

  61. Last year, virtually every economy that matters has been down noticeably, road, air, sea transport also suffered badly, the households in house arrests traveled less, too, virtually every activity that discharges CO2 has been down.

    What would one expect the outcome to be? Surely a more settled weather in a calmer climate, right? But what are we getting? Just the opposite, a year of multiple disasters wherever one looks.

    The imbecility of coupling the bad weather with CO2 is so palpable one can cry listening to the AGW pillocks gearing up to frighten us even more after the scaremongering about c-19.

    Lord Deben, the Chairman of the Climate Change Committee was on Radio4 World at One today saying, amongst other nonsense, that ‘we have to fight the climate change’, he said it twice, we the people are to fight climate change? We cannot fight the weather, we cannot predict the weather reliably from one day to another and he wants us to fight climate change? The imbecilic arrogance makes one weep.

    The way to survive is to adapt to climate change not to fight it, the humans on the planet are akin to a colony of ants somewhere under a large tree in the massive rainforest, just like the insects have no means of affecting the rainforest climate we too cannot do anything at all that could have any noticeable effect on the climate of the earth, we have to live with it, and as Darwin correctly said ‘adapt’ to it. Adaptation is what will enable us to survive, to think that we can fight the climatic changes, to act on this delusional thinking will bury us.

  62. From the Scientific American:

    “Since the novel coronavirus began its global spread, influenza cases reported to the World Health Organization from the Northern and Southern Hemispheres have dropped to minute levels. The reason, epidemiologists think, is that the public health measures taken to keep the coronavirus from spreading—notably mask wearing and social distancing—also stop the flu. Influenza viruses are transmitted in much the same way as SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and they are less effective at jumping from person to person”.

    Are these real scientists or a bunch of charlatans? If that were true then why the expensive flu vaccines each year? We could put on masks, do the same distancing as we’ve done for c-19 (not much if you look how people keep the distance) and we’ll be OK, no flu, no flu deaths. Arghhh

    More likely any flue or pneumonia cases were recorded as c-19 cases who the pandemic hit.

    Also, it was apparently announced today by the FDA that the CDC PCR test for COVID-19 has failed its full review, far too many false positives. Baron got this piece of news from another blog, hasn’t seen it confirmed anywhere else.

  63. Apologies for the errors ‘who’ instead of ‘when’ and the others, Baron will repent, silently.

  64. Baron – 23:17

    I dubbed it “Sci Fi American” twenty years ago, which irritated its fanboys no end. At that time it was very popular with members of the 1st Church Of Global Warming. Any old copies could come in very handy as bog paper should the supplies from Chyna fail.

    However on this occasion it appears that they might have actually published something worthwhile! 😉

  65. It’s Official!
    London is now a third world shitehole – literally!

  66. Did the new New World start in 1964 after the Deep State had murdered John F. Kennedy?

    Will is last until August 13?

  67. Kenexdy. I was reminded the other day that wily old Kruschev was the real winner in the Cuban missile crisis. Wanting to get rid of the US Jupiter nuclear missiles stationed in Turkey, he decided to retaliate by stationing Soviet missiles in the Castro fiefdom. The resting furore nearly led to a nuclear war with a gung ho US military, but the withdrawal of Moscows WMD was based on the quiet agreement between Kennedy and the Soviet ambassador that the US would, as they did, withdraw the missiles from Turkey within 6 months.

  68. Which of course explains why the Russians now have Constantinople…

  69. Klaus Shwab, the Founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, declares in his book that about four billion “useless eaters” will be eliminated by 2050.

  70. Malfleur – 10:01

    Hopefully starting with Pol Swab…

    “Somehow it seemed as though the farm had grown richer without making the
    animals themselves any richer-except, of course, for the pigs and the
    dogs. Perhaps this was partly because there were so many pigs and so many
    dogs. It was not that these creatures did not work, after their fashion.
    There was, as Squealer was never tired of explaining, endless work in the
    supervision and organisation of the farm. Much of this work was of a kind
    that the other animals were too ignorant to understand. For example,
    Squealer told them that the pigs had to expend enormous labours every day
    upon mysterious things called “files,” “reports,” “minutes,” and
    “memoranda”. These were large sheets of paper which had to be closely
    covered with writing, and as soon as they were so covered, they were burnt
    in the furnace. This was of the highest importance for the welfare of the
    farm, Squealer said. But still, neither pigs nor dogs produced any food by
    their own labour; and there were very many of them, and their appetites
    were always good.”

  71. Not that it’s an occasion one should try to remember, God forbid celebrate, or the Germans be proud of, just the opposite, but exactly 100 years ago the Austrian painter became the leader of the NSDAP.

  72. Baron – 11:44

    Google overlooked that, and went with something called “Champion Island Games” for their daily Doodle.

  73. Baron – 11:44

    Reportedly, he wasn’t at all happy about being pinged by the COVID-19 contact tracing app.

  74. EC @ July 29th, 2021 – 19:08

    As a source of inspiration for parody, EC, the guy’s priceless, but that should be it, sadly, in Ukraine he’s venerated by some to the point of infecting the young, tolerated it seems by the country’s leadership, have a look here, it’s in Russian, but the picture’s enough. Only one boy refuses, and another one mocks the gesture, the football team’s called ‘the Hitler’s boys’ or ‘Hitlerites’ (Гитлеровцы). Not a whisper about it in our MSM media, they may yet regret it.

  75. Baron – 09:19

    Don’t forget the part played by the Baltic states in enthusiastically assisting the Einsatzgruppen in their crimes. Today their “heirs” are appear to be resurgent. Funny how the EU/Germany etc. don’t want to talk about that…

  76. “Which of course explains why the Russians now have Constantinople…”
    If only.
    The Treaties of Versailles and Sevres were missed opportunities. And the Jewish pogroms in Eastern Europe and Russia were a fine old tradition, Adolf wasn’t the first and he won’t be the last.

  77. Baron
    Without context the photo is of little meaning.
    Are they pro Nazi or pro EU, anti Soviet or anti Putin/Russian? Memories of the Holodomour must linger more than the Holocaust, the latter having ‘resolved’ the “Jewish question” once and for all in Ukraine and the Baltic.

  78. It’s linked to a chap called Bandera, a controversial figure, he was an Ukrainian nationalists, backed the Nazi horde, massacred hundreds of thousands, mostly the Jews and Poles, also the Russians, then got arrested by the Germans because the excessive killing caused public disorder, was released, began to fight the Red Army as it moved West, escaped, was poisoned by the KGB (allegedly) somewhere in the West.

    Many from the Western Ukraine joined him, when the Russians cleansed the region some left mostly for Canada, some for the US (Nuland and Blinken have their origin in Ukraine Jewish diaspora), some still live in Ukraine, old now, but their descendants are of the same political persuasion.

    A friend of Baron is a scout for labour in Ukraine, he says there are drinking holes there which display pictures of leading Nazis, have Nazi memorabilia, the ‘members’ come in armed, stuff like that, nobody has the guts to put an end to it.

    The blogger Anatolij Sharij Baron has mentioned in the past has put up many stories about the Nazi sympathisers, one was of a girl in a bikini having the Hakenkreuz tattooed on her cheeks (the bottom cheeks) quite prominently, she isn’t the only one, many young mad have it too but hidden. One can only guess the Americans that run Ukraine have no problema with it provided it targets Russia.

    Sharij covered the Hitlerites football team, they were in a competition, nobody objected only one guy did, was told it’s just a boys’ prank. Sharij reckons it’s the parents, the boys are only mimicking the adults.

    The Holodomour is scarcely mentioned, these parts were not Ukraine’s before the war, the region was divided between Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, also Romania, that’s why people living in the Western Ukraine want to be European. The famine was in that part of Ukraine in the east ruled by the communist thugs in the Kremlin.

  79. EC @ July 30th, 2021 – 10:01

    Good point, EC.

    Zelensky has sold out fully to the Americans, he kicked the EU out into the long grass, blames Brussels, bullies them, demands help from them, but takes orders exclusively from the Americans, there are now fully in control, many of their military advisors are training the Ukrainian armed services, also plenty of Canadian personnel, many Ukrainians left for Canada, and not just after WW2, a long time before, the Ukrainian diaspora in Canada numbers hundreds of thousands if not millions, the current Foreign Secretary is a daughter of a post-WW2 immigrant to Canada.

    Baron reckons it’s a mistake, the EU would be better for Ukraine, it has a need to ensure there isn’t a failed state on it borders, the Americans don’t give a toss.

  80. Thanks Mi’lud.,
    Very informative and helpful.
    If I recollect correctly, that area, pre WW1 Galacia etc, had a long tradition of anti semetism.

  81. Noa @ July 30th, 2021 – 19:11

    Very soon after Baron penned the lecture, Noa, (you have to forgive him, it’s a habit of his lecturing, he finds it hard to shake it off), it hit him, Noa probably knows more about it than he, and yes, you’re right, more pogroms than anywhere else there.

    After WW1 a large chunk of Western Ukraine got parcelled out amongst the countries mentioned before, the Czechs got something called the ‘Zakarpatska Rus’, there still are pockets of people that speak the Czech tongue, sing songs and dance to the tunes of their former rulers. This was the only part of the Western Ukraine where education boosted literacy to almost 100%, the areas controlled by the other three countries (all of them dictatorships) can show no such achievement.

  82. Baron,
    If you have the time to spare I would recommend the 19 year old Patrick Leigh Fermor’s lyrically told, adventurous journey through Europe from England to Constantinople in 1933. It is covered in “A Time of Gifts” and “Between the Woods and the Water”.
    Much of it through the very countries, Slovakia, Hungary etc on which we touch, soon to be a vanished world never to return in its ever shifting transient shape. His people and characters, Jews, chimney sweeps, gypsies, prince’s- and princesses, are like the man himself, heroic, real and fantastical.

  83. Everything you want to know about the Army but couldn’t find out.
    What is the purpose of the British Army?
    To win in conflicts to which it is sent by government? Or obfuscate its defeats and promote the incompetent? The days of Amir Byng and execution to encourage the others are long gone.

  84. What will the Blond Inseminator commit us to at the 26th Climate Change Jamboree in Glasgow in November? Will he say ‘I’ve asked the scientists and they tell me it’s categorically doable to be zero net carbon next year’, or will he settle for 2025?

    The creed of Marxism had successfully managed to mess up the lives of the East, hundreds of millions of people for more than three generations were suffering from the economic model that ignores the key motivation that has fuelled mankind’s progress for millennia, the Green creed of the AGW fruitcakes is going to mess up the lives of even more people in the West for the same reason, it’s making the wealth creation unnecessarily expensive. Already, the cost of energy, the price of 1kW, the most important component of both wealth creation and life in general is twice as high in Britain than in China.

    Someone should have the courage to stop this insanity soon or there’ll come a time we will have to beg the East to take us over to avoid a catastrophe

  85. Noa @ July 31st, 2021 – 13:55

    A revealing narrative, Noa, for Baron two events from the piece stick out, first the Warminster conference where some 200 couldn’t make it because of the weather, one would assume the military would be trained to fight in all weather, moving around would be a must part of that fighting.

    The other is the summing up of one of the officers: “The recent conviction of Major General Nick Welch for fraud (£44K in school fees) when other generals have been promoted after wasting £3.5 billion of taxpayers’ money on equipment that don’t work summarises everything that is wrong with the army today.”

    The officer may have had the tank fiasco in mind, how could anyone design a tank that cannot fire on the move?

    It’s truly criminal what the politicians have done to the Armed Services, and it’s not only the 455 dead in Afghanistan, others in Iraq, it’s the never ceasing cutbacks and the dissolving of regiments that go back in history. More than pity that.

  86. Noa @ July 31st, 2021 – 09:18

    Thanks for the tips, Noa, duly recorded, Baron will obtain the books as soon as he finished reading a tome on Prussia by a man called HW Koch, a rather heavy going it is.

    Here’s a map showing the changes in the sovereign lands of Ukraine, one of the blobs roughly at 7 o’clock shows the chunk administered by the Czechs after WW1.

  87. Apologies, it’s more like 9 o’clock, the orange blob, Baron’s definitely shwoing his age.

  88. It’s ‘showing’ of course, and no more excuses.

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