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  • Public-Party Partnership for Political Ends?

    2021-04-28

    I seem to be finding more legal cases by the day, and this is another brought to us by the Good Law Project, who have well and truly got the bit between their teeth on holding "our" government to account for their cavalier disregard for their legal responsibilities.

    This one is about their responsibility to keep Conservative Party political messaging out of the government's public messaging. Bearing in mind that the May elections are imminent, this is no minor point.

    It also brings once more into focus something that we may find concerning - the World Economic Forum in partnership with the UN now seems to be running the world's governments,

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  • So You Think You Know Your Democracy?

    2021-04-27

    In these fraught days it is becoming more obvious with every twist and turn of the Great Covid Saga that we no longer live in a functional democracy, which I will loosely define here as our government by our representatives in Parliament. When we left the EU, Parliament assumed "sovereignty" under the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020 in apparent contravention of the pre-EU constitutional settlement whereby our sovereign Monarch would appoint government ministers and Parliament would hold them to account on behalf of we the people. Was this a constitutional change by sleight of hand, or simply an ambiguity of wording?

    So what of "democracy"? If we would aspire to a better form of government, then it behoves us to understand what we have now, and to define what kind of democracy we need, so that we will be in a position to suggest how we may change the system to get to where

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  • UK Democracy is Broken - What to Do?

    2021-04-26

    Conservative Woman is generally a well-grounded publication and this recent article is no exception.

    Our theme today is well supported  by this article which tears into our current political situation with a frankness that the Conservative party leadership would do well to heed - but inevitably won't.

    "We have no effective means of questioning or educating government ministers and policy-makers, even when they spout the most dreadful nonsense. It turns out that public debate – and the very occasional opportunity to vote for our ‘representatives’ – is demonstrably a pretence"

    Indeed.

    "There is something you can do. There are many examples of truly democratic inclusion, and extensive evidence that such respectful strategies lead to improved decision-making: see

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  • Dismal Record for Independence Party

    2021-04-26

    I find that I'm needing to point up more problems with our "elected" governments under the "two party" system.

    This time Briefings for Britain draw our attention to a summary by Think Scotland of the SNP's record in government. It's a useful article and I think it appropriate to our times.

    In short:

    "the SNP, despite being in power over the last 14 years, has an unparalleled  record of failure in every policy area"

    "We the people" of Scotland elected these guys and "we the people" need to fix the problem.

    Snakes Alive!

    2021-04-26

    Oh dear.

    This site tries to avoid gossip, but sometimes the gossip becomes unavoidable.

    Today it becomes unavoidable because it directly impacts on how this nation is governed, and that impact is probably as serious as it can be.

    So without further ado I give you I give you today's comment from Independence Daily.

    I'm not saying that it is accurate in all respects (although I have great respect for the author, who probably has nailed it more or less).

    I am saying that it illustrates exactly how far we in these isles have strayed from the ideal of a government of the people, by the people, and for the people.

    How have we come to the miserable position that we have a

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  • Carrier Strike Force to Fly the Flag

    2021-04-26

    After many years of defence cuts and the strategic reviews that led to them, Britain is back . . .

    Reports in the press confirm that we will send a "carriier strike group" to far eastern waters (albeit with a little help from our friends).

    Defence Secretary Ben Wallace:

    "When our Carrier Strike Group sets sail next month, it will be flying the flag for Global Britain - projecting our influence, signalling our power, engaging with our friends and reaffirming our commitment to addressing the security challenges of today and tomorrow"

    Sky News has the story.

    I hope they will leave us enough boats to defend our fishing grounds, not to mention that invisible line down the middle

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  • London - Saturday 24 April - Magnificent!

    2021-04-25

    One or two people popped up in London for the day yesterday . . .

     

     

    Police on the run in Hyde Park:

     

     

     

    Strangely, the BBC seemed to have difficulty locating the right crowd . .

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  • Potemkin Science - the Illusion of Evidence-Based Medicine

    2021-04-24

    "we spend a billion pounds a year and we get back articles"

    "if you control access to the scientific literature, it is to all intents and purposes, like controlling science"

    "who is looking after scientific integrity?"

    "... of all the scientific literature that is published, surely the medical journals must be the most rigorous"

    "... the peer review system is so weak that we really can't trust what's going on out there in the medical literature"

    Who are the "key opinion leaders", the "trusted voices" and "trusted interlocutors"?

    "in addition, you want to work with the private sector and those who are spreading information generally, to see that they can bring things down that are in fact lies or false information that is put forward, as a way

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  • The Mystery of the Disappearing Covid

    2021-04-24

    A puzzling feature of the recent Oxford study into the effect of vaccinations on Covid prevalence is highlighted today by Lockdown Sceptics.

    The study investigated seven groups of people according the the length of time before and after jabs 1 and 2:

    (Group 1 was a control group, no previous positive test and no jab)

    • Group 2: more than 21 days prior to jab 1
    • Group 3: 21 or fewer days prior to jab 1
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  • Mark the Day - "Covid pandemic over in Britain, say experts"!

    2021-04-23

    The Daily Telegraph reports (paywalled) that an Oxford University Professor says that Britain has moved from pandemic to endemic.

    That would obviously be a momentous statement, implying that the emergency is over.

    It is already being fought tooth and nail.

    The vaccination programme (being credited by many for this situation) would have to be stopped as none are authorised for use outside of an emergency, and the remaining restrictions would be lifted as no longer required.

    Not so fast - the doomsayer in chief Prof Whitty, reported by the BBC unsurprisingly begs to differ. '

    "Prof Chris Whitty told MPs that would be dangerous and risk

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  • Brexit is Not Running Smoothly Within the EU Machine

    2021-04-23

    Brexit was "done" and supposedly "dusted" in January, but it doesn't seem to be working too well.

    We all know about the problems spawned by the EU's interpretation of the the N.I. protocol, but the practical difficulties faced by our ex-pats still living in the bureaucracy-focussed union's member states get less attention.

    And of course the EU Parliament may decline to ratify the treaty at the end of this month (never let another opportunity to extract more concessions go to waste) and even if they do, the individual member states may similarly continue the rearguard action...

    Brexit-Watch reports.

  • The Davos Agenda for a New World Order

    2021-04-21

    Wasn't the January Davos get-together cancelled this year due to you-know-what?

    Well, yes and no. The Get-together was off-limits but the Davos Agenda virtual event took its place.

    So what did they talk about?

    Well, it being a five-day event with multiple streams,lots.

    Carl Teichrib reports in Technocracy News:

    "What was front-and-center of this online meeting? The Great Reset"

    "To give you an idea of the schedule, the first day – Monday, January 25 – had a total of 29 individual sessions. It was information overload"

    Klaus Schwab introduced Xi Jin Ping of China, who made a speech, but I will spare you the platitudes as they

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  • Taiwan - Key to World Peace or Flashpoint for World War?

    2021-04-21

    Formosa - beautiful island - Taiwan - if the CCP wanted to persuade it back into the mainland fold then perhaps it should not have treated Hong Kong as it did. Maybe they need lessons in how to make friends and influence people? Or maybe they don't actually want to learn. It's all very much at odds with the much-vaunted long-term strategy of Chinese patience in pursuit of its global objectives.

    Whatever, the "Biden administration" which was expected in some quarters to throw Taiwan under the CCP bus has apparently stiffened its sinews and adopted a joint resolution with Japan calling for “peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait”, thus aligning itself with one of China's foremost competitors. Bearing in mind their alleged enormous investment in subverting the US election process in order to install their puppet in the White House, the CCP are probably not pleased.

    Frankly, it makes you wonder just who is running the US foreign policy, given that "sleepy Joe" seemingly can't even get up a flight

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  • Marching Attack - the Choice for Total Political Dominion

    2021-04-21

    The marching attack.

    Any useful fencer will know to what I refer.

    For the rest of you, please follow up the link above - it makes plain exactly how it works, even if you have never picked up a foil in your life.

    Now tell me you don't recognise it?

    Is it not exactly how the Covid attack on the world has been conducted?

    Is it not precisely how the green lobby is imposing its agenda upon us in the democratic West?

    Is it not how the civil service bureaucracy has so grotesquely expanded its numbers (including all manner of "independent" NGOs and "regulators") that it seems it now holds government ministers and MPs in thrall rather than vice versa?

    And is

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  • The Geopolitics of Climate Change - 2050

    2021-04-21

    Yesterday i had my introduction to the JR Nyquist blog, and today I encounter the Climate Discussion Nexus article on the alleged Chinese ambition to dominate the world...

    Now I have to say that I have no firm information - we are certainly in the realms of speculation, but as they say, if the cap fits, wear it.

    World history has been littered by a long succession of folk who felt that they were entitled to rule the world (or as much of it as they could get their hands on before their regime fell apart) and would go to any lengths to do so. The problem that we face today is that the world has been shrunk to such an extent by sea travel, air travel, probably soon sub-orbital space travel, and recently by what we might christen zoom travel, that it is now perfectly possible for a dictator or tiny cabal of the rich and powerful to hope to establish world rule, to their own exclusive benefit.

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  • AIER - The Lockdown Paradigm is Collapsing

    2021-04-20

    Many of us have known that it was unwise to throw most previously accepted epidemiology overboard at the first glimpse of the Coronavirus, and now the AIER confirms it - Lockdowns were unjustified.

    "We know for sure that the lockdowns imposed astonishing collateral damage. What we do not see is any relationship between lockdowns and disease outcomes"

    Quite so.

    "When the idea was first floated, it was greeted with ferocious opposition. Over time, the lockdown paradigm made progress, with funding from the Gates Foundation and more recruits from within academia and public health bureaucracies"

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  • Council of Europe Concedes to the ECLJ

    2021-04-20

    The European Centre for Law and Justice chalks up a notable victory in its efforts to lessen the conflicts of interest at the ECHR.

    "Among the three candidates proposed by the Belgian government was a lawyer employed by George Soros' Open Society, as is often the case. But for the first time in a long time, the Open Society failed to get its candidate elected"

    Don't forget that the UK is still a supporter of the European Court of Human Rights, which is an institution that predates the EU.

    "The Council of Europe governments had been seized following the publication of the ECLJ's report on NGOs and the judges of the ECHR, which revealed that at least 22 of the last 100 ECHR judges are former employees of seven NGOs"

    Is the tide beginning to turn?

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  • No Smoke Without Fire - Del Bigtree Landmark Covid Edition

    2021-04-20

    Del Bigtree produces the Highwire show every week, primarily acting as journalist watchdog for the American Medical Regulatory Authorities and pharmaceutical industries.

    It's his birthday - but don't be put off by the inevitable plaudits - there is a lot of meat in this week's sandwich:

    Dr Robert Redfield, former director of the CDC:

    • "I am of the point of view that I still think the most likely (origin) of this pathogen in Wuhan was from a laboratory... escaped... I do not believe that this somehow came from a bat to a human... and became one of the most infectious viruses that we know in humanity... I just don't think this makes biological sense"  (link)

    "What in the hell is the United States

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  • No Smoke Without Fire - UK Column Covid Coverage

    2021-04-20

    This site reported in February on the UK Yellow Card System run by the MHRA for the reporting of adverse reactions to medication.

    This is essentially a passive system that relies on the general public (including medical staff and clinicians) to file reports on their own initiative.

    The MHRA claims to have additional proactive methods to ensure that the significant information about adverse events is captured. These amount to statistical studies based on medical records of GPs to flag up any likely linkage of subsequent sickness to

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  • The Election that Won't Lie Down

    2021-04-20

    The US elections of November 2020 are nearly six months past but the reverberations are still rolling, and may even be growing.

    Lawyer Sidney Powell now acting on behalf of the people of the USA and not the Donald, spoke recently at Tulsa about legal cases spawned post election:

     

     

    She is not by herself.

    This article from the Epoch Times notes that the State of Arizona is embarking on an audit of 2.1 million election ballots . . .   if and when that finds

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