Yannick Jadot reckons he’s in with a shot for the Presidential Elections come 2022.
Will it be a run-off between him and Macron or will Marine Le Pen make it through to the deuxieme tour?
Either way, he is on form in this video in which he accuses President Macron of ignoring the fact that France is engaging in deforestation in Guyana, Malaysia and Indonesia while also importing Palm Oil in violation of EU law.
This is the type of platform that is simply not made available to UK Green or “Left wing” politicians.
BBC would not dream of allowing criticism of the Conservative Party.
When Laura Kuenssberg was accused of bias against the Labour Party, the complaint was rejected by her direct superior, hard Brexiteer Robbie Gibb, who then went on to become Theresa May’s head of communications.
Before, during and after Robbie Gibb’s time with Theresa May his brother, Nick Gibb, was Schools Minister.
Are there not supposed to be rules against this sort of thing?
As for the Greens in England, just a few weeks ago, Caroline Lucas proposed an all white all female cabinet as a solution to Brexit.
Upfront identity politics!
For the link between Environmentalism and Conservatism one doesn’t have to travel very far.
This piece came out recently on New York Times:
One can only speculate as to whether Boris Johnson’s father, Stanley Kemal-Johnson, crossed paths with Mrs Cordelia Scaife May when he worked on population at the World Bank in New York.
That other famous philanthropist David Koch died last week. He who made his money from oil from land he and his family stole from indigenous Indians.
The Kochs have funded the resurgence in Tea Party-style “nativist” US and UK Conservatism and it is to them that Boris Johnson owes much of his popularity.
“Boris”, real name, Alexander Kemal, (his grandfather (Stanley’s dad) was born Osman Wilfred Kemal), has hired plenty of think tankers on his various press teams and many of them will have been funded, albeit indirectly, by the Kochs.
Brendan O Neil of Spiked admits to receiving Koch money and, the contrarian that he is, permanently puts out odes to white nationalists, asset strippers and forest clearing land grabbers (pussy grabbers too).
Meanwhile we have Brendan’s sister in crypto-fascist arms Carrie Symonds (Boris’s latest squeeze) selling herself as an Oceans protector and protector of birds & women’s rights (surely you mean Ghislaine Maxwell).
I missed the Camel fair in Pushkar when I visited India many years ago. Not sure what the difference is between a Camel Fair, a Birdfair, Jeffrey Epstein’s house or a Libyan Slave Auction for that matter.
“Boris” trades off the idea that one of his ancestors manumitted his beautiful slave girl so he could marry her. And we all know Boris is a stickler for tradition.
“Johnson” visited Standard and Independent owner Evgeny Lebedev’s castle unaccompanied when he was Foreign Minister in 2018.
He’s not answering any questions about it. So he could well have fucked a goat and drank the blood a newly defiled child at the altar of Koch / Saud / Kushner for all we know.
Yes there are supposed to be rules about this stuff, but if the press are in your pocket…
“Johnson”‘s dad Stanley wrote a book recently called Kompromat.
And in Naked Gun 2 & a half Lt. Leslie Nielsen aka Frank Drebin says, of the boxing, “All I know is never bet on the white guy”.
Similarly, “Never argue with a man who buys his ink by the barrel.”
Still, in 2008, when he wasn’t yet London Mayor, “Boris” Kemal was interviewed by Michael Wolff for Vanity Fair.
Wolff went on to write Fire and Fury, the book that got Steve Bannon ejected from the White House.
In the article, entitled The Boris Show, Johnson muses on the probability that he himself (with investors) would run and own the Spectator Magazine (which he edited at the time).
Smelling a rat, he then accuses Wolff of only interviewing him so he could size him up on behalf of Vanity Fair’s Condé Nast owners so that they themselves could then put in a bid.
Turning on the charm, Johnson goes on to say, of any potential foreign billionaire owner:
I heard about this quote in recently deceased Heathcote Williams’ 2016 book Brexit Boris: From Mayor to Nightmare.
The G7 Biarritz meeting is the perfect example of Boris at his most Vichy-like.
Half the UK seems to think that because “Boris” is white and has been to Eton that “Johnson”-Kemal is not capable of the most Vichy-like treachery.
How ironic that Biarritz is in southern France:
Boris Johnson’s name is as much Boris Johnson as Stephen Yaxley Lennon is Tommy Robinson.
These people pick show biz masks and masquerade as Super Patriots, based on their fake names.
At least Priti Patel, Sajid Javid and Dominic Raab have kept their names!
But on that topic, and speaking as a first generation immigrant (my parents are from Northern Sri Lanka) I find it interesting that Javid, Patel, Raab and Johnson are first second and third generation immigrants.
And, despite their lip service to tradition, the Royal Family, and Winston Churchill, they regard most Brits as fundamentally workshy.
And they have no qualms about reinforcing Nazi-like eugenic values in the UK welfare and employment structures.
Who would have thought such evil psychopathy could be served up by this dream team of Muslims, Jews and Hindus?
Machiavellian Political Correctness was the key to backdoor asset strip, and set fire to regulation, meaning human rights.
And all the while Boris’s Girlfriend Carrie Symonds pretends to care about women.
Let them eat cake. Not tonight, Josephine.
Because Boris is too busy packing kiddy fudge in the dungeon of a castle with his secretary for pensions, welfare and the disabled, Amber Rudd.
But seriously, speaking of Boris and Paedophilia, there is a link.
He told Conservative radio host Nick Ferrari that money spent investigating historic child sex abuse was £60m “spaffed” up a wall.
It turns out that Craig Dillon, who runs Westminster Digital, his social media adviser, has the contract to promote Cliff Richard, and the convicted sadistic evil incarnate paedo Harvey Proctor.
Here’s Harriet Harman, herself compromised on the topic of paedophilia.
She ran Liberty when it was called NCCL (National Council for Civil Liberties).
Her Uncle, Lord Longford, wrote a report on pornography and went on a tour of Scandinavia with Jimmy Savile and Cliff Richard in the 70s. Though Harman is asked about Cliff Richard in the interview, which has now been suppressed by the BBC, no mention is made of her Parliamentarian Uncle’s links with paedophiles and murderers, Cliff Richard, or of her own connections with the Paedophile Information Exchange:
All this grooming going on, and so much protection for perpetrators.
Proctor worked for the Duke of Rutland in 2015 when he was raided by the police looking for evidence of paedophilia.
Here’s Rutland trying to help Proctor get a payout from the Met:
Proctor is campaigning for anonymity for the accused but in reality he is campaigning for compensation. He was the one who not only voluntarily ended his own anonymity, he named other co-accused into the bargain.
Those who were innocent have Proctor to blame for the public undermining of their reputations!
The understanding is that Proctor is into beating rent boys in school uniform. Newspapers ran stories on this and he’s paid fines for it in the UK and has been spotted with young rent boys in Morocco.
None of the recent news reports on Proctor mention any of this stuff.
The Duke of Rutland for who he worked is in Jeffrey Epstein’s address book. Several times. There is a connection between Rutland and Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein’s main procurer and daughter of disgraced publisher and fraudster Robert Maxwell aka the Bouncing Czech.
Maxwell and Epstein are both rumoured to be Israeli intelligence assets.
Proctor appears to think he can do a Boothby:
Lord Boothby (a Tory) was a friend of Churchill’s and the Krays. He was an alcoholic, a gambler and into rent boys. When the Mirror (before Maxwell bought it) published a story about the above photo (without printing it), the then PM Harold Wilson had the story shut down because one of his own MPs Tom Driberg moved in the same circle and Wilson feared blowback (excuse the pun) if Driberg’s name got mentioned.
There was an election coming up and the Profumo affair had already given the press and public a bit of an appetite for scalps and scandals.
So Boothby sued the Mirror and won £40k. More than £500k in today’s money.
Looks like the vile paedo Proctor is doing the same. Wanting to sue the police for calling a paedo a paedo.
But not to worry, Priti Patel and Boris Johnson are trying to ram through facial recognition, GM food, and tasers to all police as if everyone consents and no-one notices.
This is a golden age for propaganda. The BBC is an utterly out of control fascist corporatist machine. It is conducting psy-ops via iPlayer on a gargantuan scale. It has learned much from Savile.
I am trying to get them to hand over the Future of Farming GM reports that they did on Breakfast tv last week.
You would think I was Julian Assange angling for a Royal Family Incest tape featuring Charles, Andrew, Mountbatten and one of the gardeners.
The GM issue is live and they won’t permit debate.
On Saturday they were getting everyone ready for all Police to have Tasers. Don’t they realise that proper criminals will get tasers too?
I emailed the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) about the FBI allegations that Lord Mountbatten (ex Viceroy of India, Prince Phillip’s uncle, mentor to Charles, member of the Lords and former head of UK Armed Forces) was a paedophile who visited the Northern Irish children’s home Kincora for sex with young boys.
They refused to commit.
I asked them about BBC reports that paedophiles operate with impunity right now because of staff shortages on the Forensics side at Sexual Assault Referral Centres.
They refused to commit.
I asked about Epstein related paedophila.
They refused to commit.
Boris is getting what he wants. Paedophiles operate with impunity and privatisation marches on. The Amazon forest burns, he gaslights with his Tory PR bit of stuff and very soon will have successfully lobbied for Evening Standard Editor and former Tory Chancellor, George Osborne, to be named head of the IMF (with Donald Trump’s help).
Bolsonaro, Netanyahu and Johnson are all friends with Trump.
This country has been subjected to a full on Nazi Coup.
Boris is being openly Vichy-like with no-one better to serve up the medicine that Priti Patel and Sajid Javid.
Bored of the Jewdas after 90 seconds, I didn’t understand why they flyered outside a Gilad Atzmon concert when they could just as easily chat to him over a nice cup of English Breakfast.
But there’s nothing illegal about what they did. Nothing bad.
I’m more interested in Gilad Atzmon. He’s caused way more of a fuss. Here he is on RT.
Atzmon’s upset people. He served in the Israeli Army, became a Jazz musician, and renounced his Israeli citizenship. Most significantly of all, Atzmon has written books which have seen him accused of holocaust denial.
Dissent is good and free societies should allow people to make up their minds for themselves.
If Jewdas want to call Atzmon an anti-semite, good for them. If Galloway wants to praise him, go-ahead.
And if the Sun want to call them all anti-semites, so what?
Atzmon’s wiki says many accuse him of holocaust denial. I find this hard to believe, but I haven’t read his work.
Salman Rushdie achieved similar notoriety, but on a grander scale. His Midnight’s Children is amazing but I find him an insufferable bore. His friendship with Bono hasn’t helped.
Back to The Sun
Despite their accusations of Corbyn’s anti-semitism, The Sun are equally happy to blast anti-capitalist anti-zionist “bad Jews” such as Jewdas.
But they are equally happy to go for Jewish businessmen.
The language and imagery used to describe Nat Rothschild, Oleg Deripaska and Peter Mandelson in Monday’s Sun is positively conspiratorial.
Once you start throwing the word Rothschild about you are opening yourself up to charges of antisemitism. Tone and imagery give you away.
In the case of Mandelson, Osborne, Rothschild and Deripaska, I assume the story is completely true but they should have been more restrained.
But how could they resist? Who doesn’t love a bit of conspiracy?
Speaking of which, why is Farage linking Assange? And why is a guy from LBC Radio accompanying Farage? James O’Brien, also of LBC (but a Rampant anti-Corbyn Remainer) defended Farage’s LBC colleague as being “all right”. Not good, I’m afraid. What happened?
Only now noticing how utterly fucking mortified Farage and friend appear when caught leaving their Assange meeting pic.twitter.com/HtHj3oTE9N
Speaking of better days, here’s Maureen Lipman’s advert for the former state asset, BT.
Nick Griffin of the far right BNP has just come out in support of Jeremy Corbyn – not for his economics but for his Syria policies.
Funny that because the Daily Mail’s recent economics line has been closer to vote-winning Labour Policies than any other periodical except the Morning Star. If anything, the Mail are louder.
Corbyn and the Mail are against the GKN Melrose takeover, both favour saving the Open University and both criticise tax avoidance and privatised utilities such as water and electricity.
I mentioned the Mail’s bizarre economics and politics in the Amusing Ourselves to Death podcast on Real Media last Friday:
Given that Assange is working with Farage, Nick Griffin supporting the Labour Party is a real wakeup call.
The Fascist Daily Mail are already copying Labour’s economics of intervention.
The Government now advocate economic intervention in markets and psychological intervention in the job centre!
John Major famously declared he wanted to turn Britain into a classless society. Letwin called it Social Market Economics and contrasted it with Corbyn and McDonnell’s Crypto-Marxism. As opposed to Crypto-fascism, which is where we are going.
Adam Curtis often talks about Vladimir Putin’s PR guy, Surkov.
He puts out the truth but also funds opposition parties and generally promotes organised confusion.
Looks like he has decided to enter and disrupt the UK market.
And in that sense he has won.
With so many agenda and so many players it is almost impossible to know who is doing what and why.
Murdoch is very powerful and anti-Russian, but the Tories have taken so much money from Russians and got so deeply involved with them that it is difficult to know when they are serious about dealing with Russia and when they are simply lining their own pockets.
After WW2 Democrats and Republicans agreed on most issues.
Each party was a broad church — there was diversity on both sides.
But in the 50s they started to eye up each other’s voter base.
The Democrats were starting to get more votes in the north so they decided, on a national level, to become more ‘liberal’.
This alienated many of their southern voters. The Democrats had turned their back on them. By 1960 they had chosen to become a party of ‘principle’.
Lyndon Johnson warned against such a move.
Perhaps he believed in more transactional politics. Do something because it is going to work. Not because it’s ‘the right thing to do’.
Meanwhile the Republicans went a step further and openly debated whether principles even belonged in politics.
Their decision to court Southern Democrats on the basis that they were opposed to civil rights alienated the liberal parts of the Republican party that backed equal treatment for all.
My own research into Conservatism has taught me that conservatives rarely believe in anything. They are hardly ever idealistic. Their views change over time. They are generally pragmatists. They opt for what is convenient.
Trump, like Reagan, managed to get a lot of Democrats to vote Republican.
So where does Jeremy Corbyn’s gentler type of politics fit into all this?
50s Republicans objected to the New Deal because it gave people the impression that the government would look after them.
Silicon Valley and the Labour Party are talking about Universal Basic Income.
Given that many of the tech firms park their profits in Ireland and the Caribbean their commitment to solidarity looks flexible to say the least.
A friend and I recently agreed that Naomi Klein’s latest book No is not Enough appeals less to Brits than North Americans.
We have other things going on like Corbyn and Brexit.
I like how the American media are so upfront. They openly discuss their administration’s white nationalism and deregulatory stance on health insurance, tax, guns, & net neutrality.
Here in the UK our deregulation is not so much spoon-fed as subliminal.
Just like with shadow banking, we know it’s naughty, we know it’s happening, but we act as though everything’s above board.
Too much Red Tape, Mate
The Brexit vote of June 2016 was sold as the perfect opportunity to take back control of our borders, recover sovereignty and cut Red Tape.
Click the image below for the original Sun article.
But exactly which regulations we’ll be cutting remains to be seen.
After all we’ll still need to retain the right to trade with Europe.
We’ll also need to keep our rights at work, protect our food, and look after the environment.
Countries will only trade with us if they trust our regulatory standards.
How will that happen if we become a totally unregulated space?
As Tax Justice Campaigner Richard Murphy puts it:
“We need rules. Try playing football without any rules. It doesn’t work.”
The lack of clarity from our journalists and politicians may be part of the problem.
Academics like Daniela Gabor, Prem Sikka, David Graeber, Vickie Cooper, David Whyte, Steve Tombs, and commentators like Frances Coppola, Ann Pettifor, Nicholas Wilson, and Ian Fraser are all reliable.
But few out and out hacks are prepared to rock the boat by asking difficult questions.
Even fewer politicians make meaningful commitments, give straight answers, or admit mistakes.
We don’t need no Education
In the midst of all this emerged Nigel Farage.
While the left and right were playing musical chairs in the centre, a gaping chasm opened up everywhere else.
All anyone had to do to occupy the space was point out the contradictions in the system.
Engineering of Consent
So in a strange social experiment the British public briefly entered an age of demagoguery. One that can’t be undone.
Where Thatcher, Blair and even Cameron got their voters mildly excited, unelected Mr Farage got the nation to say “No” to the Establishment and replace it with — the Establishment!
The only problem with all this was that nobody ever thought that the Brexiteers could win. The Brexiteers themselves had no idea what they’d do once they won their coup.
As Hannah Arendt said of the British Empire:
It has often been said that the British acquired their empire in a fit of absent-mindedness, as consequence of automatic trends, yielding to what seemed possible and what was tempting, rather than as a result of deliberate policy. If this is true, then the road to hell may just as well be paved with no intentions as with the proverbial good ones.
In the following clip Nigel Farage strategically attacks ‘diversity’ before claiming that English is no longer spoken in many parts of the UK.
He’s our very own Donald Trump. The influence he’s projected over global politics is staggering.
Earlier this year after asking if Trump’s an anarchist, I asked anthropologist David Graeber to distinguish between corporatists like Farage and fascists like Marine Le Pen.
It was Auntie wot won it
Before the referendum I asked the BBC how frequently Farage had appeared on Newsnight, Question Time, and The Today Programme — they refused.
I assume someone like Rupert Murdoch was supporting him.
In the wake of the phone hacking scandal and the Leveson Inquiry James Harding moved to manage BBC News after having edited Murdoch’s Times for six years.
Maybe he was leaned on by Murdoch to include Farage on the BBC’s radio and televised debates.
Despite being a fully paid up member of the Metropolitan Elite and presumably a Remainer, Harding knows which way his bread’s buttered.
Amusing ourselves to death
Though humouring his old boss would have been logical, what started out as a joke led to a constitutional crisis.
By attacking the EU and political correctness in the way that he has, Farage has managed to overturn forty years of food, employment, financial and environmental standards.
Farage is currently employed by Rupert Murdoch in the US and by LBC talk radio in the UK.
Neo-liberal economics was underpinned by a belief in the idea of infinite growth. But the rapid growth of the ‘left behinds’ who under Thatcher had been written off as the acceptable rate of unemployment led to a growing divide.
They had no way out of a life of austerity.
At the same time came the rise of the Metropolitan Elite with their skinny lattés and Polish plumbers
Plenty of newspapers also told their readers to vote for Brexit.
They weren’t all convinced by Jacob Rees-Mogg, Boris Johnson, Liam Fox and Michael Gove.
The Sun, the Mail, the Express, the Sunday Times, and the Telegraph are all still fervent Brexiteers.
But according to those Brexiteers who aren’t in the Cabinet, the Government are making a hash of Brexit.
The potential benefits of a Brexit deal are fast disappearing as the Government commits to paying more and more money to the EU.
Who is going to stand up for UK regulation?
How will a balance be struck between protecting UK business, UK citizens and non-citizens?
Like Murdoch and unlike Corbyn, Le Pen uses immigration to divide.
Lots of people in the UK are now sceptical about Globalisation – many vote UKIP, Labour, Green, and SNP.
By stealing Labour policies and rhetoric the Tories are picking up plenty of ex-UKIP votes.
With the media’s help they try to convince voters that Blair, Cameron and even Corbyn are far too metropolitan and somehow un-British, and that we should all get back in touch with our socially conservative inner-Tory.
Many of these voters are against excessive immigration and open borders.
Which Corbyn and Lib Dems are seen as soft on.
We’re constantly told that we want a strong leader. Like May, Trump, or Le Pen.
Now is Le Pen’s time because she goes one further than Corbyn, Sturgeon, Lucas and even Theresa May.
For Le Pen is both fully racist and fully anti-capitalist — wanting total protection of both borders and markets.
She needs to solve France’s unemployment and lack of productivity without acknowledging that the EU has historically protected its borders and markets (often to benefit France!)
Is Le Pen more scared of the Eastern Europeans who’ve used free movement since communism fell; the refugees from US / UK / Coalition operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and Syria; or of immigrants who’ve moved to France not because of the EU but because of France’s own kleptocratic African, Asian and Caribbean adventures?
Unlike Trump, Farage and Murdoch — and very much like Corbyn — Le Pen is fervently anti-Deregulation.
Farage ran a very confused Brexit campaign that focused on Brussels’ authoritarianism and ignored the degree to which Brussels had been infiltrated and in many ways captured by the City of London’s lobby group.
For evidence of this lobbying just look at the EU -US trade agreement TTIP.
This policy was announced by Obama and Cameron in Northern Ireland at the G7 / G8 meeting in 2013 and would have harmonised food, labour and environmental regulation on both sides of the Atlantic.
It’s precisely that model of Anglo-Saxon style capitalism that Le Pen and Corbyn both reject.
Farage just pretended to hate it. He is actually a big fan of the financial services lobby. It’s where he gets his cash.
But still, lots of Brexit campaigners, including Farage, jumped on the momentum that had been generated by the Anti-TTIP movement to push for Brexit.
In France, Le Pen used TTIP to push for her own election.
This is the most irresponsible manner in the way the French election is being covered here in the UK.
There is not enough parallel context being drawn with the UK political scene..
Is Le Pen being praised by the British press simply because our newspaper owners think she is a bit like Theresa May?
The way the European Central Bank is run is severely flawed but little discussion of its policies are permitted to take place at any level.
Therefore even though many people know there is a problem, our media and politicians don’t permit us the space to discuss it.
Many Labour and Lib Dems seemed to have swallowed deregulation whole and by aggressively campaigning to remain in the EU didn’t permit debate of its flaws.
Jeremy Corbyn was an exception to that as he said he was against TTIP and deregulation. But he wasn’t given the platform that he deserved.
He was co-opted by the Remain camp.
His biggest failing on Europe was that he didn’t take more of a stand in public over TTIP.
Despite letting people know his views on Trident and Bombing Syria Corbyn never engaged in a public debate with his party about TTIP and so the deregulation lobbyists captured the entire debate.
They’re doing the same with the NHS and PFI.
So despite having some great ideas about taking back control, Corbyn’s project is being treated as a joke while Le Pen’s is taken seriously.
Corbyn’s patriotism is being rejected by the tax-avoiding foreign-owned media in favour of Theresa May’s lies which are designed to mask the looting of the UK public sector by the financial services sector.
Will Labour come up with a plan to save the NHS by prosecuting bankers for fraudulent PFI?
I asked them that very question this week and have been told Labour’s PFI announcements are due later in the campaign.
I suggested that we need ideas circulating asap in order to persuade people to ignore the spin. But so far no reply.
The man who ran the Medicare programme when UnitedHealth allegedly overcharged the American taxpayer by hundreds of millions of dollars was Simon Stevens – current head of NHS England.
According to his current LinkedIn Profile, Stevens was Chief Executive Officer, UnitedHealthcare Medicare between 2006 – 2009
His CV goes on to say:
America’s leading seniors health company, with $30 billion revenues and serving one-in-five Medicare beneficiaries nationwide in partnership with AARP – the world’s largest voluntary organization. Launched the largest Medicare Part D benefits plan, also managing the largest Medicare-focused PBM.
So if Simon Stevens knew about the multimillion dollar fraud cases that took place on his watch – did he declare or disclose any of this to Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, or to NHS England?
It is now in the public interest for all correspondence between Simon Stevens, NHS England and Jeremy Hunt prior to his 2014 appointment to be made public.
Stevens advised the Department of Health and Blair throughout the period when the NHS was using PFI to build hospitals. So he basically aided and abetted the bankruptcy of the NHS and now looks to be finishing off the job.
This ought to be an election issue. I hope Shadow Health secretary John Ashworth raises this conflict of interests during the campaign.
Can such an individual be trusted to look after the NHS?
Despite all this grassroots sentiment would the Tory Party Strategists still gift a seat to UKIP?
To many such pragmatism could be a step too far.
From Nasty to Neo-Nazi
In the eyes of many this could shift the Tories from the Nasty Party to the Neo-Nazi Party
As for Stoke Central itself, wouldn’t it be something for them to lose their Old Etonian former shadow cabinet member to the Victoria and Albert Museum and to replace him with a UKIP leader who to many is nothing more than a neo-fascist thug?
Nuttall once stood for the Conservatives in Bootle, his hometown, before becoming a UKIP MEP.
The following story appeared in yesterday’s Evening Standard in London.
Should you find yourself in Stoke this week the Repertory Theatre is staging : One Man Two Guvnors