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By Patrick Van Roy On June 12th, 2021 at 3:48 pm

So many things that just weren’t True

By Patrick Van Roy On June 12th, 2021 at 2:13 pm

1. Lab-leak reversal

2. Growing evidence hydroxychloroquine may be effective COVID-19 treatment

3. Intelligence Community doubts about Russian bounties on U.S. troops in Afghanistan

4. IG debunks Lafayette Park photo-op myth

5. Washington Post corrects report Trump urged election official to “find the fraud”

and the Dozens of other lies told by the press and believed by idiots starting with “Russian Collusion” 


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Putin is Laughing at Joe…

By Patrick Van Roy On June 12th, 2021 at 1:58 pm

“Even now, I believe that former U.S. president Mr. Trump is an extraordinary individual, talented individual, otherwise he would not have become U.S. president,” Putin answered. “He is a colorful individual. You may like him or not. But he didn’t come from the U.S. establishment, he had not been part of big time politics before, and some like it, some don’t like it but that is a fact.”

“President Biden, of course, is radically different from Trump because President Biden is a career man,” the foreign leader said. “He has spent virtually his entire adulthood in politics … Just think of the number of years he spent in the Senate … That’s a different kind of person, and it is my great hope that yes, there are some advantages, some disadvantages.”

“There will not be any impulse based movements on behalf of the sitting U.S. president,” Putin said of Biden.

Farage’s View

By Patrick Van Roy On June 12th, 2021 at 1:50 pm

After six weeks of touring America, I’m back in England under quarantine. As I reflect on the Biden administration ahead of Joe Bidens visit to the U.K. next week, I see the most extraordinary parallels between his party and the Labour Party in Britain.  In the run-up to the 2017 general election, the Labour leader was Jeremy Corbyn, a Marxist activist. Corbyn acquired almost cult-like status, particularly among students. Certain parts of the media fell for him as well. He came closer than anybody thought to gaining power. Yet today in England, which accounts for 87 percent of the U.K. population, the Labour Party is unconscious on the floor. It has been destroyed electorally and there is almost no prospect of it governing for years. A similar fate may well await the Democrats in America.  This week, on the very day that the Biden administration announced an end to oil exploration in Alaska, we learned that the Chinese are burning record amounts of coal and building up to 100 new coal-fired power stations every year. Politicians in America and Europe can indulge in green politics to their hearts’ content, but there will be no decrease in carbon emissions globally. All that happens is that emissions are exported elsewhere. 

The capital cities may view all of us as “global citizens” but the patriotic working classes do not buy into it. The Democratic Partys insistence on closing down debate and branding anyone who tries to discuss immigration as “racist” has begun to alienate millions of voters. Immigration was the issue that got Brexit over the line in 2016. It is also the issue which, more than any other, destroyed the Labour Party in Britain after its former leader, Tony Blair, oversaw the biggest-ever influx of immigrants to Britain. (The current British prime minister, Boris Johnson, seems pretty unconcerned about it as well). Voters were not consulted about this fundamental change in society, and the result was resentment.

The same negativity can be felt in America. Its southern border emergency is turning every state into a border state, as large numbers of people who have arrived illegally arrive in communities all over the country. Worse still are the criminals being smuggled in to join drug gangs in a nation that suffered record numbers of opioid deaths last year. All of this particularly enrages people who have arrived in the U.S. legally. Yet Vice President Kamala Harris has not once visited the border, as far as anybody knows. This is surprising considering she is supposedly in charge of the administration’s response to this issue.

Harris appears to believe that the emergency will recede on its own. She may even think that it doesn’t matter. But to millions of Democratic voters, it really does.

The old Left on both sides of the pond used to be fiercely patriotic. Now, a new Left-wing orthodoxy, heavily influenced by Marxist doctrine, has taken over.

N.I. Protocals

By Patrick Van Roy On June 12th, 2021 at 1:24 pm

The firmness of European leaders on the protocol, on the importance of enforcing it to the letter, has been extraordinary. ‘Nothing [in the protocol] is negotiable’, the French president Emmanuel Macron has ‘warned’ Boris Johnson. Yes, this is where we’re at, five years after the vote for Brexit: the leader of a foreign nation is bossing us around on the movement of goods within our own borders. EC president Ursula von der Leyen says the protocol must be implemented ‘completely’. And if it isn’t, the EU will take ‘remedial measures’ to ‘ensure compliance’, possibly including the imposition of trade tariffs on the UK. 

Now, the Biden administration has entered the fray, of course on the side of the EU oligarchs. The Times’ description of Washington’s issuing of the demarche against the UK should chill everyone who believes in sovereignty and democracy. Yael Lempert, America’s most senior diplomat in the UK, met Lord Frost, the Brexit minister, on 3 June. She informed him of President Biden’s ‘great concern’ that Britain’s caginess about elements of the protocol could be ‘inflaming’ tensions in Ireland. Apparently she ‘slowly and gravely read her instructions [from Washington] aloud’. In short, Frost was given a bollocking. By a foreign power. Over how Britain conducts its domestic affairs. Are you worried yet?

We need to take stock. In a couple of weeks time it will be the fifth anniversary of the historic, magnificent vote for Brexit, when 17.4million Brits issued an instruction of their own – that Britain must withdraw from the EU and ‘take back control’ of its borders, its trade and its law-making. And yet such control still feels elusive.

Biden Priorities

By Patrick Van Roy On June 11th, 2021 at 7:52 pm

 

 

ATW FRIDAY NIGHT JUKEBOX

By Pete Moore On June 11th, 2021 at 7:14 pm

Because Friday night is Music Night

Another week done at the coalface of capitalism. Euro 2020 starts tonight with the Eyeties vs the Dirty Turks. Come on Hungary, Croatia, Poland or Ukraine …

What a banger this is. Sir Rodlington’s “Reason to Believe” (a cover, but the best version) was a single, backed by “Maggie May” on the B-side. The B-side proved to be more popular so A and B were swapped. Maggie May is a fine tune, but this is better, which just goes to show what people know.

Have a good weekend whatever you’re up to. As always, feel free to share your top sounds down below –

SAY IT AIN’T SO!

By Pete Moore On June 11th, 2021 at 7:07 pm

Covid: Unvaccinated most at risk from Delta variant

Delta? Is that the Indian variant of the Chinese virus? I hope fans of Homer aren’t too offended at the WHO’s appropriation of Greek letters for fear of offending Indians. You need a PhD in hand-wringing to keep up the “The Science” nowadays.

So apparently the unvaccinated are more at risk from a virus which is defeated by the vaccines. What an insight. Well anyone can get them. No charge. If you pass up the opportunity and end up in hospital that’s your responsibility. No-one else should be inconvenienced in the slightest because of your decision, whatever your colour or religion.

THE AOC PLAYBOOK

By Pete Moore On June 11th, 2021 at 6:57 pm

You see this play all the time with these bums. It’s the only one they have.

A US congresswoman has hit back after a rare rebuke from Democratic colleagues over her remarks seeming to liken the US and Israel to Hamas and the Taliban […]

On Monday, Ms Omar tweeted that “we have seen unthinkable atrocities committed by the US, Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan, and the Taliban” […]

Early on Thursday, Ms Omar – a Somali-born former refugee who is one of the first Muslims elected to Congress – hit back at the group calling them “shameful” and accusing them of engaging in “islamophobic tropes”.

They say something stupid and offensive. It’s contrived and deliberate. They stir it up. In this case AOC equated the US and Israel with Hamas and the Taliban. When someone bites back they accuse the other side of racism, or Islamophobia, or some other made up nonsese. This woman is seriously thick, but she’s street smart. She has a nose for mischief but nothing constructive. Her voters deserve her.

Note also the typically subtle BBC propaganda, leading with AOC “hitting back”, to make her look strong, rather than the original comment or the response it drew. The BBC slants its news like this every day.

FOREVER THE SAVIOUR

By Pete Moore On June 11th, 2021 at 6:45 pm

Take up the White Man’s burden; And reap his old reward; The blame of those ye better; The hate of those ye guard

It’s always expensive when politicians get together. The white men at the G7 are expected to pledge a billion Covid vaccines for “lower income countries”. We know which ones. The Prime Minister, ever keen to show his generosity with other people’s money, has promised £430m for girls education in poor countries. Mate, The Guardian/BBC nexus will still hate you.

Look, I don’t mind the vaccines, although poor countries are so corrupt that the vulnerable will be the last to get them. It’s a practical thing with measurable outcomes. I’m just so old I remember Labour MPs getting that white saviours aren’t wanted in countrie full of rocket engineers and brain surgeons. It seems they are wanted afterall. A little gratitude toward the people who actually generate all this wealth in the first place wouldn’t go amiss.