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Monday, 01 June 2020

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With the added bonus that Watson has also been denied a seat in the Lords. It warms the cockles of my heart.

Certainly good news, but if he ever manages to clear the bullying allegations, will he then be eligible?

Personally, I would like a public statement that he will not be ennobled because his conduct as Speaker was outrageously biased and undemocratic; that he is too short; and that he is a repellent little cuckold.

Bercow was enjoying conniving with the remainers in Parliament. He was a remainer. It has cost the British taxpayer billions because of the delay in leaving. We are still giving billions to the corrupt EU mafia even while our own economy is stretched to its limit. The Lords needs a radical review and the numbers slashed by at least two thirds. You decide to just jump a taxi to Westminster sign in and collect your £320 daily rate. I hope Boris does get bold and do the most radical thing in Tory history.

Something to give a smile on this Monday

A golfer is in a competitive match with a friend, who is ahead by a couple of strokes."Boy,I'd give anything to sink this putt", the golfer mumbles to himself.

Just then, a stranger walks up beside him and whispers, "Would you be willing to give up a quarter of your sex life to sink the putt?"

Thinking the man is crazy and his answer will be meaningless, the golfer also feels that maybe this is a good omen, so he says, "Sounds good to me," and promptly sinks the putt!

Two holes later, he mumbles to himself again, "Gosh, I wish I could get an eagle on this one”

“The same stranger is suddenly at his side again and whispers, "Would it be worth giving up another quarter of your sex life to make an eagle?

“Shrugging, the golfer replies, "Okay." And, amazingly, he makes the eagle.

On the final hole, the golfer needs another eagle to win. Without waiting for him to say anything, the stranger quickly moves to his side and says, "Would winning this match be worth giving up the rest of your sex life?"

"Definitely," the golfer replies, and sure enough he makes the eagle and wins the match.

As the golfer is walking to the club house, the stranger walks along beside him and says,"I haven't really been fair with you because you don't know who I am. I'm Satan, and from this day forward you really will have no sex life at all."

"Nice to meet you," the golfer replies. "I'm Father O’Malley”

Ha! Father O'Malley met "Scratch" on the links! I knew it! Golf is the devil's game!

Whitewall, please give us an update on the cop witch hunt. The BBC are calling the cop a racist. The BBC were having a go at Brits not keeping social distancing but no comment on the protesters gathering in their droves in the USA or UK.

David

Other than that, I gather you do not care much for him?

Yes, Hank, I think you have it right!

Jimmy, this particular cop has had incidents before and they are on his record. He may very well be "racist" in his heart or not. I don't know. But his actions in the video were overly aggressive and not needed. Therefore since the victim was black then he will be racist. He has been judged and sentenced for it. The investigation into the matter will come later.

This lock down stuff was all ritual bullshit in response to a sensationalist 24/7, social media hysteria based on models from Britain and Washington State. Public policy in a panic. The new way to govern free people. The lock down, masks, virtue signaling are ending whether governments like it or not. People may want to attend a riot after all.

Whitewall, looking at the TV footage we get here in the UK there are forces equipped with megaphones on the streets organising the theatricals.

Jimmy, noticed that did you?! Spontaneous grief will do that to people.

Whitewall, we have our BBC newsnight at 1045hrs our time. It is a major news event in the UK. Since it started and I am watching now it is all about the USA. Ilhan Omar is on as I write. This is about getting rid of Trump.

Jimmy, EVERYTHING is about getting rid of Trump.

But his actions in the video were overly aggressive and not needed.

Just curious, Whiters: What would your approach be to a 6'6" athletically built male, on drugs, being obstructive to arrest, from a segment of the population 7x more likely to commit homicide, and with 5 stints in prison including threatening a woman with a pistol to her vagina while robbing her in her own home?

Bob, maybe you could help me out with this one?

SoD

SoD
It is a curiosity but will have to wait. Since the media and public are going about this backwards with investigation last, I don't know what happened with the officer or perp moments before the camera caught the act. Investigation will reveal if any of what has been rumored about George is true. I understand there are two autopsy reports as well. No matter, we have the image of a black man on the ground with a white cop's knee on his neck. Nothing else matters.

SoD,

My or Whitewall's approach to Floyd is irrelevant. He was a big guy with a lack of good judgement. However, he was up against four policemen armed with guns, billy clubs, and probably other weapons. He was restrained and held to the ground by three. One of them kneeled on his neck until he had no pulse then adjusted his position so he could apply still more pressure. The cops were reacting to Floyd being suspected of passing a small counterfeit bill. What's your point?

On the subject of the now departed Bercow's fame, fresh out of Covid the Brexit debacle looks like it's going to raise it's ugly head again ...

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2020/06/02/do-ministers-realise-brewing-constitutional-crisis-heart-brexit/?li_source=LI&li_medium=li-recommendation-widget

The border down the Irish Sea construct, called the Northern Ireland Protocol, is done and dusted in the contract agreed last year. It means NI is effectively still in the EU and all the goods and services to / from NI and mainland Blighty will have to be checked like a proper international border. NI is the EU's cuckoo in Blighty's nest.

The harder the Brexit deal negotiated this year the more stringent the checks, the softer the Brexit deal the fewer the checks. Hence why the ex-Brexit Party folks are having kittens (or is it cuckoos?) about BoJo's softening stance - softening due to BoJo's realisation that the NIP is non-negotiable and the palpable split in Blighty's sovereignty and constitution required to service it in any hard Brexit deal scenario might be too much for the Tory party and allies!

Pursuant to its terms Northern Ireland is, to all intents and purposes, left behind in the EU’s Customs Union. Once the UK leaves the transition period, there will be a border down the Irish Sea with the requirement for goods declarations going both ways. There will have to be these declarations or the customs area of the UK would be breached, making it well-nigh impossible for the UK to establish trade agreements with other countries. As much as we might wish away these declarations they will exist.

The Protocol also condemns Northern Ireland to adopting EU state aid laws; those which exist at the moment as well as those which might be passed in the future – full dynamic alignment. For companies with operations in Northern Ireland and Great Britain, there would be the added consequence of EU regulatory creep across all of the UK.

To make matters worse, there is a requirement for Northern Ireland to adopt EU law in respect of excise duties and VAT.

And, perhaps the worst provision of all, the terms of the Protocol will ultimately be adjudicated by the Court of Justice of the European Union. Northern Ireland will have the EU’s supreme-court overseeing large swathes of its laws including judgement of the UK’s own adherence to the Protocol.

In a report published today, the Lords themselves admit they do not understand how the government squares its claims of there being no need for declarations on goods coming into Great Britain from Northern Ireland with the Protocol’s substantive operating provisions committing Northern Ireland to the entirety of EU customs legislation.

Mr Gove may not have wished to lay out the realities of the Protocol for the Committee, but he was obliged to make it plain that it condemns Northern Ireland to being in vassalage to the EU and that there is no way of using negotiations over other future arrangements as a means to overturn it. Mr Frost commences his forth negotiating session with the EU this week with Northern Ireland not on the agenda. It is not on the agenda because it has nothing to do with his negotiations. The Protocol is already set in stone.

It is because of the huge advantages the EU gains from the Protocol that it is so keen to ensure the UK is preparing properly to implement it. It is also for this same reason the UK is dragging its heels and members of the government trying to give the opposite impression. But this cuckoo’s egg will hatch when the UK exits the transition period.

Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy!

SoD

He was a big guy with a lack of good judgement.

Wtf? Should he have aimed the pistol at the face of the woman he robbed instead of her vagina then? What kind of gross understatement is it to say 5x stints in jail and numerous other criminal actions is "lack of good judgement"? He was a serial criminal, that's the truth of it.

From the officer's perspective he was from a category of people 7x more likely to commit homicide and violent crime, he was described as behaving erratically, he obstructed arrest, he was physically powerful.

As it turned out the officer's instincts were right, Floyd was a serial criminal on drugs.

If you don't start backing the police force in the US PDFQ you ain't gonna have police force. Who would join a law enforcement agency where you're prosecuted and demonized for doing your job at best, or bricked or shot for doing your job at worst?

The majority of Americans know this, and importantly, the Don knows that the majority of Americans know this. The left is being lead into yet another Don ambush: the Dems are toast at the next election.

Trump has turned the left in America into a student protest party with zero credibility. Soon the Dems will become like Blighty's labour party: a party that even knows and accepts that it is unelectable and will always be on the opposition benches in parliament.

SoD

SoD, you are spot on about the back ground of Floyd, but all that comes later. Investigation is now last in line behind the photo, judgement and charges. Any talk about the victim being anything but angelic won't be allowed. There will be a trial at some point and then is when all the bad stuff comes out. Photos don't always convict and the prosecution may very well have a very difficult time. Our corrupted media play a large role in this tragedy as they are on the side of protesters/rioters/looters. Law and order doesn't make for interesting news but regaining law and order does.

You may not know about ANTIFA but the are prominent in the violence. Few if any Dem governors and mayors talk about them unless it is to deny their part in this. ANTIFA is today's enforcement arm of the Dem party, sort of like the KKK was a couple of generations ago. ANTIFA wants no cops.

Check this out from a man who knows: https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/06/i-watched-antifa-grow-let-me-warn-you-about-these-terrorists/

Oooh, look! ...

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2020/06/02/debt-inflation-union-power-britain-sleepwalking-back-1970s/

Britain is in danger of going back to the 1970s. Most people are too young to know what that means. But for those of us who were there, the memory of that grim decade is seared into our minds.

Inflation rose to a peak of over 27 per cent. Pensioners with savings were effectively robbed. Our government debt problem was so bad that the rest of the world refused to lend to us. In 1976, the chancellor of the exchequer, Denis Healey, had the humiliation of going cap in hand to the International Monetary Fund to beg for money. The IMF agreed, but only on condition of deep cuts in public expenditure. In that miserable decade, the Labour government closed hundreds of NHS hospitals.

Getting a bit of deja vu, are we? Well if you've had enough of me telling you for the last 4 years get used to the MSM picking it up and telling you for the next 4 years - or at least until the next golden-haired Thatcher comes along to clear up the mess.

SoD

SoD,

Floyd was a serial criminal with drugs of abuse in his system. Your position is that the murder of serial criminals and drug abusers by law enforcement should be legal. You also believe supporting police means supporting bad policing. What makes you different from a right wing extremist of the worst sort?

Perhaps I missed something, but did Mr Floyd have any drugs in his body? There have been two autopsies, and one may have found the drugs, and one, perhaps, did not. In any case, the presence of abusable drugs does not carry a death penalty, and we have never had a summary death penalty in American law. I had not followed Milwaukee politics, so I do not know for certain, but Democrat-run cities are usually cesspools of corruption, so I'll go out on a limb to say that Mr Floyd and Officer Nameless, who knew each other, having worked in the same place, there may well have been some personal grudge between them. Or, Mr. Floyd may have known something about the officer who killed him, that needed to stay hidden, in the opinion of the officer. In any case, what is coming out in investigations is that the rioters and looters are well organized, some who have been caught and arrested have let slip that they are paid by someone, per broken window in some accounts. We are pretty certain that pallets of bricks do not appear from nowhere, strategically placed near plate glass windows. The head of the Home Depot is a solid Republican, so his company might dig out some information about the persons or organisations who orderd the bricks, and paid for them, if they got them at The Home Depot. There are cities which have only two or three sellers of building materials, so Home Depot is a likely source. It's the sort of thing that might be ferreted out in a serious investigation. I trust that the Trump administration will be looking into these doings.

Your position is that the murder of serial criminals and drug abusers by law enforcement should be legal.

Well if you're having to resort to making up things about what I've said it shows you're running out of arguments, Bob.

Floyd was accused of a felony by a member of the public, he was on drugs and behaving erratically, he resisted arrest.

The restraining hold was an approved hold and the officer trained and experienced in its application. It's a scene played out every day across the US with white, black, Hispanic and all other ethnicities of offenders. This time the offender had a dodgy ticker and died, was black, and on film.

That's going to happen once in a while to offenders across the spectrum of ethnicities. It's more likely to happen to black people because they cause 52% of homicides and violent crimes which is 7x greater than the crime rate of the rest of society's ethnicities ...

https://www.channel4.com/news/factcheck/factcheck-black-americans-commit-crime

In fact, as that Fact Check article says, US police are NOT disproportionately targeting black people with law enforcement activity ...

But academics have noted that the proportion of black suspects arrested by the police tends to match closely the proportion of offenders identified as black by victims in the National Crime Victimization Survey.

This doesn’t support the idea that the police are unfairly discriminating against the black population when they make arrests.

Let's not mince words, what that's saying is the US police are not racist.

The whole matter is another example of the "grand brain wash" by the MSM and left, out of the mould of climate change alarmism.

The saddest thing of all is that responsible black folks are desperately trying to retain the proportionate law enforcement that their community gets now, but the "grand brain wash" will possibly strip them of it. Like broken Britain where the police retreated from any serious law enforcement of ethnic minorities years ago they will be left to the gangs, drug dealers, porn and sex industry.

And if that happens it will be YOU, Bob, YOU who did it to them.

SoD

Bob, The Cop seemed to be on something. He knew he was being filmed but continued. He may end up in jail for most of his life for killing a real scumbag criminal. Seems your country has strange values. To be honest when I heard about the deceased criminal record I thought, good, people will be spared him.

Glesga,

"The Minneapolis Police Department has faced decades of allegations of brutality and other discrimination against African Americans and other minorities, even within the department itself."

https://time.com/5846836/minneapolis-police-human-rights-complaint/

"Public institutions are cutting ties: Minneapolis Public Schools and the University of Minnesota have ended their contracts with police, and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is slated to do so later Wednesday.

The department has also been sued for violating the constitutional rights of journalists by arresting them and inflicting permanent injuries by firing rubber bullets at their faces."

https://www.insider.com/minneapolis-police-department-systemic-discrimination-sever-ties-city-agencies-lawsuits-2020-6

Bob, maybe the police should just stand down and leave it to the peaceful citizens to get along. No one to blame then, no excuse to loot, no excuse for criminal behaviour, no need to call a cop.

Jimmy, that is exactly what "Black Lives Matter" anarchists want.

Right, a piece of news from the IT department. We ducked up.

Buried in the Typepad admin screens there is a spam folder I'd not found before full of genuine spam and also many comments from us lot.

So if some of your comments have mysteriously gone missing that's where they've ended up.

I've restored everything to the beginning of May. So for example if you look at the comments in this post and "Pity Poor America" you'll see a few "new old" ones.

I'll try and show the Gaffer how to get to the spam folder so you can let him know in a comment if you think something's gone missing and he can restore it. If Wrinklyitis proves to be too advanced, I'll do it!

SoD

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