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September 05, 2022

RIP Great Britain

On July 7, when Boris Johnson finally stepped down as Prime Minister of great Britain, I wrote:

A current poll says that party members would favor the current defense secretary Ben Wallace. But that does not mean they will get him as one of the two candidates to vote on as the MPs have the say over that choice.

Johnson may try to get someone elected who would look worse in office than he did. Liz Truss is a good candidate for that.

The process will be, as usual, a very dirty business - knives will be out to backstab certain candidates, deals will be made, favors will be promised and not be held, people will be lied to.   


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The Independent later confirmed my hunch:

At his final Prime Minister’s Questions, Boris Johnson dropped a particularly heavy hint to the cheering benches behind him – some of whom actually cannot wait to be rid of him – that his favoured candidate in the leadership election is Liz Truss.

Perhaps exaggerating the facts and over-simplifying complex arguments, the prime minister declared that his successor should go for tax cuts and deregulation.
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Given that Rishi Sunak was in charge of the Treasury until recently, and wants to put beating inflation before tax cuts, it doesn’t take Alan Turing-level skills to decipher that remark.

Today Boris Johnson got his wish fulfilled.

The Spectator Index @spectatorindex - 11:38 UTC · Sep 5, 2022

BREAKING: Liz Truss wins Conservative Party leadership, will become the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Liz Truss is less competent than Boris Johnson but at the same level when it comes to lying. She also has no empathy. In the end she will look worse in office than Johnson did.

The damage of the Brexit disaster is still getting worse. The energy crunch, caused by the economic war waged against Russia, is tearing the country apart. The British aircraft carrier Prince of Wales, which has no aircraft, broke a shaft and needs to pull into a drydock. The National Health Service is turning patients away for lack of resources.

Truss will worsen all that.

But the billionaires and banksters of the City of London will still applause her for lowering their taxes.

The first world war in Europe was largely about a declining British empire that feared the upcoming German competitor. It severely damaged the empire. The second world war finished it off.

Boris Johnson's Brexit has ruined Britain's real economy by cutting off its European markets. Now Liz Truss will ruin whatever is left of a once great empire.

With the election process rigged for the Tories and the Labour leadership held by the hapless and vindictive Keir Starmer there is little chance for regime change in Britain. When Truss falls the premiership could even go back to Boris Johnson.


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RIP Great Britain.

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Tigger | Sep 5 2022 16:43 utc | 95

The Oil Price article by Gail Tverberg is very interesting

Here is another on the thesis of Simon Michaux-

https://www.counterpunch.org/2022/08/23/is-there-enough-metal-to-replace-oil/

Posted by: Gerrard White | Sep 5 2022 17:10 utc | 101

Alex Christoforou In Liz we Truss (+ other topics)

Posted by: Norwegian | Sep 5 2022 17:11 utc | 102

Great Britain is the main island. The country is the United Kingdom, which includes Northern Ireland. We may live to see Ireland united. That would be the end of the United Kingdom.

Posted by: RB | Sep 5 2022 17:15 utc | 103

@ Paul Greenwood | Sep 5 2022 14:34 utc | 39
The UK did NOT elect Liz Truss at all - you are totally wrong ! . . Understand the Constitution.

Just to be clear, the UK does not have a written constitution.
wiki
The Constitution of the United Kingdom or British constitution comprises the written and unwritten arrangements that establish the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland as a political body. Unlike in most countries, no attempt has been made to codify such arrangements into a single document, thus it is known as an uncodified constitution.

so we have, as you say--
Until William Hague involved the membership in deciding who was Leader it was MPs in Parliament who chose the Party Leader and that made things fast and constitutional.

Posted by: Don Bacon | Sep 5 2022 17:15 utc | 104

Well I think it's ruddy marvellous that the first President/Head of State to call and congratulate Liz Truss's was Vladimir Putin.

Truss later revealed details of the call where she took a hard line insisting that Russia cease its military occupation of Ukraine and to hand back British Crimea, err, Crimea, to Kiev. Also she had placed further sanctions on the Putin regime to include his household pets, Boris the parrot and Keir the goose.

Choking back tears of laughter Putin wished her all the best in keeping the lights on in the UK this winter.

Posted by: WTFUD | Sep 5 2022 17:16 utc | 105

Posted by: Rootman | Sep 5 2022 14:47 utc | 46

Real effect about to take by this month ends or start of next month.
Bills would come out, prices gets inflated, everyone suddenly become poorer than a few weeks prior.
If you have currencies in Europe or US or practically anywhere else except Russia or China you might want to exchange that to precious metals or something else of more fixed value.

Hopefully the winter could keep US busy instead of starting another fires in Taiwan.

Posted by: Lucci | Sep 5 2022 17:17 utc | 106

Tigger @ 88

"We should demonstrate some humanity."

Start by not treating other people and their property as your property.

That would be the best way to actually become human.

But unfortunately that won't happen.

Posted by: Drapetomaniac | Sep 5 2022 17:18 utc | 107

I thought BoJo was a complete and utter disaster and he didn't last long as Prime Minister.

Posted by: Jo Dominich | Sep 5 2022 13:56 utc | 22

Boris wasn't truly booted rather eased. He'll get time for a book about the great Brexit wars in parliament making a thumping good read of it all, then hawk it Stateside pocketing a few dozen million quid and then be asked to return to rescue the nation from the abject turpitude it will have succombed to under triple trussed Lizzy who will be following orders every step of the way.

Posted by: Scorpion | Sep 5 2022 17:19 utc | 108

ZX @98

"Oil prices have gone through the roof, so idk what you're talking about re: lack of demand. Falling demand would lead to lower prices."

Either you are in a such hurry to prove you being right that you did not even read the article that I posted to you @95 or you just did not understand what the article said? The article is in very simple terms explaining why simplistic models of pricing and demand do not work on the energy at this case. It offers well founded argument which are also proven on the markets - The argumentation is solid in my opinion.

You may still disagree, but please be honest about it. Do not just skip my argument, as well as given source, and just present general high school economics level argument in exchange. Your argument demonstrates that you have not familiarised with the matter, not even the article that I shared to you.

For your convenience, I add it here again. https://oilprice.com/Energy/Crude-Oil/The-Worlds-Energy-Problem-Is-Far-Worse-Than-Were-Being-Told.html

For the convenience of other readers, my original point was at @95

Posted by: Tigger | Sep 5 2022 17:23 utc | 109

Talk about a downfall. A carrier without in drydock is worth fuck all...
Posted by: RiNS | Sep 5 2022 14:15 utc | 31

All a ruse. They'll use it to smuggle in planes and munitions to Kiev....

Posted by: Scorpion | Sep 5 2022 17:24 utc | 110

Posted by: Tel | Sep 5 2022 16:18 utc | 85

...the benefits of neoliberalism – primarily low-cost discretionary, and not-so-discretionary goods – will also be lost

Lost to whom? Goods nobody can afford. Neoliberalism in the UK means energy bills increasing by 1000%. Yeah right, discretionary, Freeze or starve. What rubbish you speak.

Posted by: Barofsky | Sep 5 2022 17:26 utc | 111

Posted by: Scorpion | Sep 5 2022 17:24 utc | 112

Posted by: Barofsky | Sep 5 2022 17:27 utc | 112

Whoops, slip of the finger.

I was about to say that aircraft carriers are now all gigantic, sitting ducks, I'm not even sure why China is bothering to build them. A couple of Kinzals and it's game over.

Posted by: Barofsky | Sep 5 2022 17:30 utc | 113

Posted by: Scorpion | Sep 5 2022 17:19 utc | 110

Bojo comes from a wealthy family, he's Eton and Oxford and he's made millions just being PM. He's part of the families of the ruling class, both economic and political, that run this awful place.

Posted by: Barofsky | Sep 5 2022 17:32 utc | 114

The Right Honourable Mary Elizabeth Truss bio, from wikipedia, (born 26 July 1975).

Truss attended Merton College, Oxford, and was President of Oxford University Liberal Democrats. In 1996, she graduated and joined the Conservative Party. She worked at Shell and Cable & Wireless, and was deputy director of the think tank Reform. Truss was elected for South West Norfolk at the 2010 general election.

May 2010: Member of Parliament for South West Norfolk
Sep 2012-Jul 2014: Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Childcare and Education
Jul 2014-Jul 2016: Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Jul 2016-Jun 2017: Secretary of State for Justice Lord Chancellor
Jun 2017-Jul 2019: Chief Secretary to the Treasury
Jul 2019-Sep 2021: Secretary of State for International Trade President of the Board of Trade
Sep 2019: Minister for Women and Equalities
Sep 2021: Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs
Sep 2022: Leader of the Conservative Party
Sep 2022: Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Posted by: Don Bacon | Sep 5 2022 17:33 utc | 115

@98

The person you are thinking of is Arthur "Bomber" Harris.

A statue of him was unveiled by the Queen Mother in 1992 - it was defaced the same year.
The Peace Pledge Union have vowed to get this removed:
https://www.ppu.org.uk/news/pressure-grows-over-bomber-harris-statue

Posted by: Tel | Sep 5 2022 17:33 utc | 116

Posted by: Tigger | Sep 5 2022 17:23 utc | 111

I'll be incredibly honest and hopefully not rude with you, Tigger. Peak Oil has always been a cranky type of fringe enthusiasm - similar to goldbugs - and I don't have time to read essays on how they're finally right *this time* after about 100 years of being consistently wrong.

We know, as a matter of geological fact, there's no shortage of hydrocarbons in the ground. We know, as a matter of economic fact, there's huge demand for these products (that's literally what the price of oil means). I'm not sure what you think there is to be found down theoretical rabbit holes about novel economic theories, I'm only really interested in people not being driven to poverty, addiction and despair.

Posted by: ZX | Sep 5 2022 17:35 utc | 117

Truly a South Park choice...

Posted by: Bob | Sep 5 2022 13:15 utc | 3


Are there any choices but dreadful choices within UK politics.
Can anyone recommend anyone remotely viable?

Posted by: Jpc | Sep 5 2022 17:36 utc | 118

Drapetomaniac @98

""We should demonstrate some humanity."

Start by not treating other people and their property as your property.

That would be the best way to actually become human.

But unfortunately that won't happen."

Your statement absolutely makes no sense to me? I am sure there is a good intent behind but maybe too many whiskies on the bar? ;)

I still truly believe that we should not celebrate on demise of anyone on this forum. Property does not matter as long as human suffering is avoided.

Posted by: Tigger | Sep 5 2022 17:36 utc | 119

Posted by: Barofsky | Sep 5 2022 14:52 utc | 47

To clarify UnionPay cards that have been issued internationally will not work in the Russian Federation. UnionPay cards issued by Russian banks that are not under sanction to Russian citizens still work fine. The Ukrainian propagandists are very keen on trying to make a mountain out of a molehill especially in regards to Sino-Russian relations and often exaggerate their stories as with the Kherson ordeal, the heroes of Azovstal, there is even a DailyMail article today claiming an old Ukrainian shot down a fighter jet with a hunting rifle(possibly even more frightening how many commenters believe that). The important issues like sanctioned components and goods being reexported to Russia are carrying on as normal but China is proceeding with caution as is in their nature.

Posted by: ATLGA | Sep 5 2022 17:37 utc | 120

Posted by: Don Bacon | Sep 5 2022 17:15 utc | 106

Actually, you're both wrong. The 'constitution' consists of the sum total of all the laws past by Parliament over the past, what is it, 900 years.

In theory, if you take all those laws (stored in the Parliamentary basement no doubt), remove the ones removed by other subsequent laws, then the remainder constitute the 'constitution'. Of course, it's pure bullshit, because there are a raft of laws, many of them going back to WWI and even earlier, that cancel out any and all rights, any of us think we have. And maybe now, it'll wake people up, though I doubt it. There are simply no politics here, just pretence and posture.

Posted by: Barofsky | Sep 5 2022 17:41 utc | 121

I read a comment under this article https://thenextrecession.wordpress.com/2022/09/04/energy-cost-of-living-and-recession/ that Macron have talked twice about ""the end of the era of abundance" (for the first world) and "the end of universality"(of the US-led world order)....." it seems as if Macron has listened to Michael Hudson. I really hope he has!
Does anybody know anything about it?
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Posted by: Northern Eve | Sep 5 2022 17:43 utc | 122

b - I don't think that it was Brexit which sank Britain. It was the shut down of much economic activity over the last two years accompanied by money creation. To take the drastic step of quarantining the healthy without a cost benefit analysis wasn't just incompetence, it was criminal malfeasance.

In his leadership campaign, Rishi Sunak stated that he wanted such a cost benefit analysis but was overruled. I don't know if he thought that this would signal to the Conservative party members that he was the more sensible candidate. All it showed was that he lacked conviction. The party members chose confidently ignorant Liz Truss

Posted by: cirsium | Sep 5 2022 17:55 utc | 123

Yes Northern Eve @125

Macron is a banker's whore.

Posted by: WTFUD | Sep 5 2022 17:56 utc | 124

Setebos777@7
The UK has 9/10ths of sod all now.

Posted by: lambo56 | Sep 5 2022 17:58 utc | 125

Nice cartoon ‘b’ , but she’ll find him a job somewhere.

Posted by: lambo56 | Sep 5 2022 18:01 utc | 126

WTFUD | 5 sep 2022| 127
I take it as if he said that he´s turning away from the US...could you explain your answer more, that "he´s a whore of bankers"?

Posted by: Northern Eve | Sep 5 2022 18:15 utc | 127

ZX@120

"We know, as a matter of geological fact, there's no shortage of hydrocarbons in the ground. We know, as a matter of economic fact, there's huge demand for these products (that's literally what the price of oil means). I'm not sure what you think there is to be found down theoretical rabbit holes about novel economic theories, I'm only really interested in people not being driven to poverty, addiction and despair."

I do not feel its correct way to debate that you debunk my argument @111 without any real argument back but merely dismissing my post. I feel that your intention is just to surpress discussion on the matter and to discredit my post.

Let me give you some detail outside of your excuse: US Venture Capitalists invested 480 billion USD in past 5 years for new companies that were supposed to make money by extracting energy from the US soil. All that capital was lost, no revenue, nada, zero.

My point was not about the wording "peak oil" that took you emotionally over and prohibited you from hearing a solid argument. My argument was the economic reality that once enough fiat currency has been printed in order to keep up the artificial "economic growth" running, the financial capitalism and real capitalism have come so far apart that the actual real work that is required before energy is gathered from the earth, costs more than the investors are willing to invest for the expected return. The investors still barely would be interested on revenues that the current energy prices offer, but even then they are not willing to invest to the extent that the operators could invest for their future capasity.

For this very reason the energy prices are inflated and keep inflating until the price is so high that the investors will get their premium, as well as the operators are able to reinvest for the future operations. However, the problem lies in this very goal. As the carousel drives towards this desired level, it causes inflation that makes other economy to fail. Normal businesses that operate in real economy are not able to continue their operations in this level of inflation. Once they collapse, it is again impossible to reach the moment when extracting energy from the ground would become profitable. The price of energy does not matter here. One can ask as much as they want for the house in Hollywood Hills, but it wont sell as the accessible market is not able to pay. The seller has no reason to lower the price as he can print more money every day to maintain and party at the house.

I hope I explained this simply enough for you not having to bother and read the "novel economics".

I trust you understand this simplified description. Otherwise, I just take that your intention is just to discredit my whole post as it might not fit to the narrative of this board.

Thanks.

Posted by: Tigger | Sep 5 2022 18:17 utc | 128

Jpc@121
In answer to your question: NO
The ’Statesman’ cupboard has been for years.

Posted by: lambo56 | Sep 5 2022 18:22 utc | 129

Peter Oborne, who knows about the Tory party in the UK, has a good piece at Middle East Eye (everyone has that site bookmarked!) about MsTrust, sorry Truss.

There is excellent article on Ukraine, from New Cold War's correspondent there, which emphasis the role that the UK (which doesn't govern itself) plays running the Ukrainian government. I was unaware that Ukrainian government salaries, including the military's, are being paid directly by the UK, presumably using US money.

https://socialistincanada.ca/ukraine-update-for-aug-2022-ukraine-is-losing-its-independence-as-it-wields-blackmail-over-nuclear-energy-and-food-supply/

Posted by: bevin | Sep 5 2022 18:26 utc | 130

It's really interesting that Europe is now almost all led by female "leaders". According to Pepe Escobar, Italy is about to turn female in September.

Are they that more easier to blackmail like that Fin-land PM who likes to party to orgies too much?

Let's face it, Liz is no Maggie! In fact, none of these female broads could hold a flame to the original Iron Bitch who is probably roasting in hell right now along with her beloved Ronnie.

Posted by: Sam Smith | Sep 5 2022 18:33 utc | 131

Brilliant cartoon, even better than the original, but that's what is good about living in the UK, most of us (well at least people of my generation), are totally capable of taking the p1ss out of ourselves, and laughing at ourselves, especially when we have totally f'cked up.

The sense of humour particularly North of Watford (its grim up north) is particularly cutting and refined (scousers (Liverpool) are the quickest) such that the Germans, and the Americans, think we are being serious.

They might like The Beatles and Oasis, but otherwise, haven't got a clue.

There is a reason, why all these people the Americans and us, we have bombed to sh1t, risk their lives crossing The English Channel, rather than staying in Germany or France.

And to be fair to all our immigrants, they do most of the work - the essential jobs, which much of our young generation won't do.

Good luck to the Germans this coming winter.

The Russians are your friends, but they won't turn the gas back on, unless you apologise to them, and tell the The Americans to eff off.

The Americans are trying to steal all your wealth and industry, and they will succeed if you don't stand up for yourselves.

They will leave you to freeze to death.

Sad but true.

"F'ck the EU" - Victoria Nuland meant it. She wasn't having a joke.

Tony

Posted by: Tony_0pmoc | Sep 5 2022 18:40 utc | 132

Russia is not Europe. Neither is Turkey. You guys need to face the reality. Also have some self respect. To European ears this all sounds very pathetic, which is one reason they don't really respect you!

+ All this Russian propaganda about "Russia is Europe" is beginning to rub us Asians the wrong way. What's wrong with Asia? Are you ashamed of your roots? Are you saying we Asians are somehow inferior to Europeans? Is that why "Caucasian" is a slur in Russia?

Posted by: feedback4RussianBots | Sep 5 2022 13:51 utc | 19

Are you some sort of bloody idiot? Where do you live, fool? "Us Asians?" Which Asians? You'd contend St Petersburg isn't part of Europe? Kaliningrad? Moscow?

Go take your fucking identity politics trash somewhere else. You're no Asian. No Asian would be "rubbed the wrong way" by someone claiming Russia is part of Europe-

Posted by: Tichy | Sep 5 2022 18:52 utc | 133

WTFUD 106

Thanks. I needed that laugh.
(priti patel has resigned - hurray)

Posted by: ThusspakeZarathustra | Sep 5 2022 19:00 utc | 134

Don Bacon [105]

Of course there is a Constitution in England & Wales and one in Scotland. They are kingdoms with more history than Germany or Netherlands as kingdoms. The key components are Written but not in a single document as in USA or Germany - but do what ?

The US Constitution seemingly justified Slavery and Non-Slavery and even Abortion and even permits Rule by Executive Order. It is whatever Supreme Court feels in mood to accept.

Hitler ran Germany using Weimar Constitution. Germany today used IfSG to suspend same constitutional rights Hitler did using Enabling Act. No court challenged that at all.

Merkel even invited judges of constitutional Court to dinner in Chancellery to discuss case filed against her

Written Constitution is toilet paper. What matters is people defending rights. Americans have second amendment to protect all other rights in constitution yet Federal Government overrides 10th Amendment to create Unitary Federal State controlled from DC

My point was that Conservative Party is in contempt of Parliament and should be brought to heel and Labour should promise to restore proper accountability

Cameron used Fixed Term Parliament Act to overturn Triennial Act and Parliament Act 1911 in breach of Constitution. Parliament should not be able to do such things without Referendum

Posted by: Paul Greenwood | Sep 5 2022 19:03 utc | 135

@Tigger | Sep 5 2022 18:17 utc | 131

In addition, those who claim massive reserves of hydrocarbons fail to understand that the rate of recovery is limited by geology of the reserve. In other words, only a small portion can be extracted at any one time.

Furthermore, those who claim vast reserves often confuse the quantity of hydrocarbons in a reserve with what can be extracted. In many cases, only 10-20% of the hydrocarbons can be recovered.

Posted by: Krollchem | Sep 5 2022 19:25 utc | 136

It doesn't matter how much oil is still in the ground, or under the ocean.
When it takes more energy to extract the last bits than you get from burning the energy you obtain, no one rational is going to do that, no matter how much the population stomps its feet and demands "More".

Posted by: wagelaborer | Sep 5 2022 19:41 utc | 137

HOW TO LOWER THE PRICE OF ELECTRICITY?

European leaders like Liz Truss and Finnish PM Sanna Marin think that they can lower the price of electricity to consumers by lowering the tax on electricity, and worse yet, by offering subsidies to consumers!

The price hike happened because there simply is not enough electricity (or gas) to meet demand. The only way to lower prices is to lower demand. The easiest way to do this is to higher the tax on electricity.

Electricity demand is very inelastic. A 10% drop in supply may result in a 1000% increase in price. This effect is exaggerated by the long-term fixed-price contracts most consumers have. (I pay 4.98 ¢/kWh in a fixed-price two-year contract, I have no financial incentive to lower my consumption.)

The correct solution to impose a levy of 10 ¢/kWh on all consumers of electricity.

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I wrote the above three days ago. Alexander Mercouris makes similar observations in his latest video.

Posted by: Petri Krohn | Sep 5 2022 19:47 utc | 138

Posted by: trs | Sep 5 2022 18:51 utc | 136

"Liz Truss is obsessed with hatred of the Russians and is ready to use nuclear weapons."

I know, almost nothing about Liz Truss, but I have been on a blind date in Leeds. Apart from it's entirely possible, she hadn't been born then (I am getting rather old).., I'd buy her a drink (even now)

She might be blonde, but she ain't completely stupid, even if she failed her Geography exam (what blonde girl in the USA would know where Europe is?)

I think she is like an actor on the stage, and after her embarassing performance in Moscow, went partying with Maria Zakharova, who is class.

Why can't we have politicians like the Russians?

Our British lot are a total embarrassment.

The Americans are even worse.

They don't even Party, just go back to the hotel.

Tony


Posted by: Tony_0pmoc | Sep 5 2022 19:49 utc | 139

Britain is just a mouthpiece for USA hegemony. The Chinese understand very well that white racism and superiority complex is what fuels the west.

That inherent racism is what ultimately doomed the west. Most of the global south sees all of this and we can debate forever. Simply, that is all that matters.

Truss, Johnson, starmer, bush. Trump, Biden, uncle Tom Obama etc.. it matters not one with.
These people just manage to accelerate the decline of the west.

It is the USA printed money that funds them, but soon the printing press will have to stop. A handful of Zion bankers run the west and they are more racist than anglos & the rest.

The winter which destroyed Hitler & Napoleon is soon coming.
P.s. to (Bernd) china is 200% behind Russia. That is never going to change.

Posted by: Karl luck | Sep 5 2022 19:52 utc | 140

@Posted by: Petri Krohn | Sep 5 2022 19:47 utc | 142

That's called demand destruction, which will include losses of manufacturing output in high energy areas (e.g. steel production) leading to significant job losses and a jump in inflation due to knock-on shortages, less heat-controlled retail outlets and increased levels of dead old people. Demand destruction isn't pretty, especially when there is no real shortage of supply. The real answer is to drop the self-harming sanctions.

Posted by: Roger | Sep 5 2022 19:53 utc | 141

@ feedback4RussianBots 18

Well, we were taught that Europe extends to the Urals and that Moscow is in Europe. The USSR embraced many Asian countries and is vastly more civilised because of that mutual understanding than the Anglosfear.
Projection is a wonderful way to avoid self-awareness.

I spend a lot of time heing unnecessarily wound up by South Asians, but I didn't know this was connected to jealousy of Europe's love andcrespect of Russia.
No wedges to be driven in here.

Posted by: Giyane | Sep 5 2022 19:59 utc | 142

I was under the impression that The City and transnational "British" billionaires were backers of Brexit. Is this incorrect?

Posted by: Tom_Q_Collins | Sep 5 2022 20:01 utc | 143

Posted by: Krollchem | Sep 5 2022 19:25 utc | 140 and Tigger, et. al.

Then there's the infamous depletion allowance, which to my understanding is behind much of the profiteering by energy extraction companies.

https://www.businessinsider.com/what-they-dont-tell-you-about-oil-industry-tax-breaks-2011-5

Posted by: Tom_Q_Collins | Sep 5 2022 20:05 utc | 144

"All this Russian propaganda about "Russia is Europe" is beginning to rub us Asians the wrong way." Look at a map. But for sure you are trolling. Posted by: Norwegian | Sep 5 2022 14:21 utc | 31

Yes, looking at a map/globe it is easy to see that Eurasia is one big continent. As if the Ural Mountains are a formidable barrier and the Himalayas are not.

Europe, as a separate continent, is an artificial ethno-cultural and geopolitical construct, borne out of an extended period of white supremacy. The past 40 years of the sharing of knowledge and technology has levelled the playing field.

Get used to it.

Posted by: Opport Knocks | Sep 5 2022 20:09 utc | 145

Posted by: Sam Smith | Sep 5 2022 13:45 utc | 15:

Boy, are we living in "interesting times"!
Interesting my foot! Iron Bitch 1.0 and Reagan 1.0 lived in times when the Hegemon was a real hegemon. It was when they owned the biggest sticks and deepest pockets. No more! The 2.0 versions will see their faces splashed full of egg yokes. It's not gonna be interesting times. It's gonna be embarrassing and miserable times.

Posted by: Oriental Voice | Sep 5 2022 20:10 utc | 146

Posted by: Sam Smith | Sep 5 2022 18:33 utc | 134

Things are looking very woke in the UK at the moment.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11179543/Team-Liz-key-players-Tory-leadership-favourite-triumphs.html

Team Liz: The MPs on course for key roles in new look-cabinet if Tory leadership favourite triumphs - with none of the great offices of state set to be held by a white man for the first time in British history Liz Truss has been preparing to appoint a new cabinet in the event she is elected None of the great offices of state are set to be held by a white man in her plan It will be the first time in history for chancellor, foreign and home secretary roles [to be occupied by females/non-white males]

Posted by: Tom_Q_Collins | Sep 5 2022 20:12 utc | 147

I think Liz Truss is just more vocal than most about what is on the minds and in the plans of "the most" she fronts -- CIA-MI6 -- and who also control major publications: severe human population reduction.

She has counterparts in the "leadership" of Germany and France: those who say, forget voters and their wishes and welfare, we do what we want because we know what is best for us and all, and anyway, we control the "elections."

These people are conducting Highland Clearances on a Euro-wide scale. They intend it to be world-wide. Depressed, starving, drug-addled populations in freezing homes can't happen soon enough for Truss, her colleagues and counterparts, and their American masters.

What is the point of contact between Greens and Investors, Oligarchs given to "ESG evaluations?" It is their wish for deep, persistent population culling. Greens get their "reduction of burden on the planet" and Oligarchs get lands and other wealth to seize. Highland Clearances at scale.

Truss and the crowd she fronts will do everything they can for as long as they can to feed everyone [else] they can into the capable hands of Russian and Chinese C4ISR-guided kill zones while blaming Russians and Chinese for heinous acts, such as refusing to provide energy for free and defending themselves from diplomatic, financial, and military forces sent by Truss etc. to kill them and seize their lands, boys, girls, sovereignty, and natural resources.

This all in the name of freedom and democracy. And saving the world from psychopathic Eurasian barbarians. How truly our attention gets shot every direction but truth-ward by ceaseless "stories" and "news" to accomplish that purpose.

Truss and the crowd she fronts don't want a competent military force at their disposal because that would make them feel obliged to use it, and then they would be blamed for the population disappearance program they intend and conduct through proxies with extraordinary assiduity.

Truss and the crowd she fronts prefer that someone else provide general population extermination services they desire -- and be blamed for it . . . as if they can hide from Mother Earth and The Almighty as well as Russians, Chinese, and just about everyone else on the planet.

Truss and the crowd she fronts disparage national sovereignties and act as if they do not exist because they don't yet know what lands and ethnicities will be available for them to own once they get the global human population reduced enough to move in over them. The ultimate goal, in customary thinking among such crowds, is 20/80. 20% may remain, 80% are shown the exit.

Early this year, impatience made Truss etc. move to action ahead of their calculations and before their ultimate objective is attained. They were done in from their own inside. Russia saw it and moved first.

Posted by: The Rev. David R. Gr | Sep 5 2022 20:14 utc | 148

ZX | Sep 5 2022 17:35 utc | 119

Well spoken. As a matter of fact the recent rise in European electricity costs was due to speculation , which is about demand not shortage. Your concerns for people is to be applauded!

Posted by: ferncesau | Sep 5 2022 20:14 utc | 149

Vast amount of rubbish about "The Brits" here. Reminds me of the rubbish the UK press is putting out about the Russians. Very low level stuff.

What with the "Anglo-Zionist Conspiracy" that's always surfacing here, and now the "Beastly Brits" meme, the decent comments tend to get swamped.

Same with the US. Great country, but you wouldn't know it from most of the comments here. Don't tar an entire people with the faults of the politicians.

And Brexit was yesterday. Tedious in the extreme to see the same half-witted stuff that was said about it at the time still being recycled here. Important to some of us, Brexit, but little sign that anyone here has the faintest notion why.

Posted by: English Outsider | Sep 5 2022 20:22 utc | 150

"Who is Liz Truss? From teenage Lib Dem to Tory PM"

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-58575895

Extracts

"Education: Roundhay School in Leeds, Oxford University"

"Born in Oxford in 1975, Ms Truss has described her father, a mathematics professor, and her mother, a nurse, as "left-wing".

As a young girl, her mother took her on marches for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, an organisation vehemently opposed to the Thatcher government's decision to allow US nuclear warheads to be installed at RAF Greenham Common, west of London.

Though she is now proudly a Conservative from Leeds, back then she was a Scottish liberal.

The family moved to Paisley, just west of Glasgow, when Ms Truss was four-years-old.

In a BBC interview, she recalled shouting "Maggie, Maggie, Maggie - oot, oot, oot," in a Scottish accent, as she took part in marches. "

Posted by: Tony_0pmoc | Sep 5 2022 20:24 utc | 151

"Extraordinary to think that the Queen's first prime minister was Winston Churchill, and her last may well be Liz Truss"💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩

Posted by: morongobill | Sep 5 2022 20:30 utc | 152

@ Tom_Q_Collins | Sep 5 2022 20:12 utc | 151 with the Brexit question and the report of a coming all female cabinet under Truss

I agree with your claim of City of London Corp wanting Brexit and its my understanding that Brussels wanted too much financial disclosure from the City...

If the civilization war we are in is won with women in government positions it will put women's equality movement back to the dark ages.....this may be part of the patriarch plan, sick as it seems.


I agree with English Outsider | Sep 5 2022 20:22 utc | 153 that just like the Left/Right myth that keeps folks from focusing on the Top/Bottom reality, the Brits, the Yanks, and all that national finger pointing when it seem rather obvious that there are a number of nations all under the same yoke...the God of Mammon yoke.

Posted by: psychohistorian | Sep 5 2022 20:32 utc | 153

Posted by: English Outsider | Sep 5 2022 20:22 utc | 153

Gee, thanks for that enlightening response to the thread. As a resident of one with many relatives in the other, I couldn't care less if the US or UK were covered by the oceans or overrun with feral cats. I doubt much of the rest of the world would either.

Posted by: Tom_Q_Collins | Sep 5 2022 20:33 utc | 154

"..Cameron used Fixed Term Parliament Act to overturn Triennial Act and Parliament Act 1911 in breach of Constitution. Parliament should not be able to do such things without Referendum.."
Paul Greenwood@139
Triennial? Surely quinquennial.
The Chartists called for Annual Parliaments, which would make things very interesting. It can be argued that the Constitution calls for annual elections. Of course it also bans the maintenance of a Standing Army and all the MI guff that goes with it.

Posted by: bevin | Sep 5 2022 20:36 utc | 155

Posted by: psychohistorian | Sep 5 2022 20:32 utc | 156

Fair enough. Perhaps I was being a little harsh in my response - not really directed at - but to English Outsider.

Regardless, if history (including present) is any indication, neither side, neither nationality, whatever we want to call ourselves when pointing fingers, have proven willing or able to wrest ourselves out from the yoke of Mammon. I dare say, most of us must actually like it or something.

Posted by: Tom_Q_Collins | Sep 5 2022 20:36 utc | 156

god bless UK Britannia still rule the waves...? My foot!
Not only Liz Truss look stoopid but she is really stoopid..

That's my opinions.. and I hope China withdrew HSBC banking
licences and landing right to Hong Kong and all China.. both are
evils forced the Chinese people to smoke opium...

Posted by: JC | Sep 5 2022 20:39 utc | 157

Boris Johnson's Brexit has ruined Britain's real economy by cutting off its European markets.

Erm.. the UK still has access to European markets; importers of its goods just have to pay customs fees on them. Yes, that means fewer goods get exported to Europe, but it also means we here in the UK are free to import stuff from elsewhere without slapping taxes on it.

b (Rightly) rails against European "leaders", but still thinks the Brits would be better off being under their thumb. Unfathomable.

Much as I love Europe, I can't say I'm tremendously impressed by the choices their people have made when it comes to leaders: Hitler, Mussolini, Franco, Salazar. And, more recently, we can look at the draconian policies inflicted on people who chose not to inject themselves with a serum of dubious safety and efficacy.

Frankly, the less influence Europeans have on UK lawmaking, the better, as far as I'm concerned.

Posted by: observer | Sep 5 2022 20:40 utc | 158

... not, I hasten to add, that I think very highly of BoJo or LizTru. At all.

Posted by: observer | Sep 5 2022 20:41 utc | 159

Well Truss's response to a windfall tax on the big energy companies in order to fund assistance for industry and citizens was to rule it out saying she believed in profit and there was nothing wrong with it but it had become a dirty word.

So, these companies are forecast to make some £176bn pounds in additional profit while the British working people suffer severe poverty. So now we know her agenda is.

Posted by: Jo Dominich | Sep 5 2022 20:41 utc | 160

Thank you, b. How do you uncreate a fractal?

Posted by: juliania | Sep 5 2022 15:51 utc | 74

I'll answer from different paradigm, Buddhist:

It is said that seemingly real, ie extant and continuous self, is actually not so, not extant, not solid, not continuous. Arguments can be had about whether or not this is true, however by shifting perspectives the arguments melt away because actually ego is not a thing it's a process, like walking.

Whilst you are walking there is walking ; if you stop walking then there is no walking. Whilst you are identifying with and acting from a sense of self there is a self; when you identify with and act from a different view there is no self.

Traditional cultures of all sorts knew this and established honour codes along with public role-playing, like being priests, warriors, artists, kings, queens, servants, workers, tradesmen whatever - each with their own specific uniform. By identifying with roles that were part of collective realities, or 'we's', they eliminated the petty self-centred middle man, aka ego.

Our corrupt societies do not provide many avenues for honorable, unselfish service or roles these days. This is akin to yr fractal. The solution is to stop what we are doing by simply doing something else. The old something else does not need to be destroyed or vanquished rather abandoned, stopped, renounced.

This has to happen both individually and collectively. This could happen instantly but, because of addiction to habitual old ways, or fractals, it rarely does. But it could...

Eurasia can coalesce and move forward on their own demonstrating a sovereign state way, a new fractal. The old way is immediately non-existent in the new polity, which is 'simply doing something else.' The old way can maintain itself in a more limited domain or it can follow suit, abandon its current paradigm/fractal/polity and instantly move into the new at which point instantly, the old is no more without the slightest aggression, conflict or destruction needed.

Posted by: Scorpion | Sep 5 2022 20:42 utc | 161

The scoundrel gives way to an imbecile in the UK. Boris the clownish scoundrel may have been a safer bet for UK and the world. The imbecile seems to be itching to press the red button to make the nukes fly. Give a monkey anything and he tries to eat it. Give an idiot a gun and he wants to make it go bang-bang. Now who is the bigger idiot, the collective UK or its new Prime Minister?

Posted by: amused | Sep 5 2022 20:43 utc | 162

Posted by: Geraint ap Iorwerth | Sep 5 2022 16:11 utc | 80

Awgrym: dechreuwch gyda plebiscite yn cymeradwyo Datganiad Annibyniaeth Sofran Cymreig. Peidiwch â ffedereiddio â Cheltiaid eraill nes eu bod yn hawlio sofraniaeth hefyd. Mae'n beth syml i ddechrau oherwydd nid oes unrhyw ddewisiadau polisi dan sylw (rydym yn gwneud X vs Y ac ati) dim ond egwyddor glir. Datganiad Americanaidd yn fodel da ond gallwch chi Gymry wneud gwell job ohono, boyo, heb os.

Cariad a gogoniant i bawb!


Suggestion: start with a plebiscite approving a Welsh Declaration of Sovereign Independence. Don't federate with other Celts until they claim sovereignty as well. It's a simple thing to start with because no policy choices involved (we do X vs Y etc) just clear principle. American declaration a good model but you Welsh can do a better job of it, boyo, no doubt.

Love and Glory to all!

Posted by: Scorpion | Sep 5 2022 20:56 utc | 163

It seems to me that the current Tory leadership selection rules have got it backwards.

Would it not be better to have the party membership select the top 2 or 3 contenders and then have the elected MPs (and local riding presidents where there is no MP) select the leader by secret ballot. These are the people who have to work with the PM on a regular basis.

Posted by: Opport Knocks | Sep 5 2022 21:11 utc | 164

Posted by: Nanker | Sep 5 2022 13:14 utc | 1

Knowing the British mentality, I'm sure they'll find a way to imagine their demise's NOT their fault and entirely Uncle Sam's.

You mean kind of like how Americans blame their country’s decay on Russia (if Democrat) or on China or (if Republican)?

Glass houses, stones etc.

Posted by: Harry Haller | Sep 5 2022 21:16 utc | 165

F'ck the EU" - Victoria Nuland meant it. She wasn't having a joke.

Tony

Posted by: Tony_0pmoc | Sep 5 2022 18:40 utc | 135

As true as the days are getting shorter and cooler.
People don't seem to get the the future of Europe isn't important to the US anymore beyond its servitude.

Posted by: Jpc | Sep 5 2022 21:19 utc | 166

Nice one Tony 135. We Brits do have a sense of humour and hopefully he who laughs last will laugh longest when the Tories get voted out in 2 years time. If Truss lasts that long. We’ve got the PM someone wants us to have, who that is I do not have a clue. Britain needs to crash and burn before we can renew and Truss is the right person to achieve that. I fear there will be more casualties on the way than there should be.

I have to say I do not think she is anymore or less likely than any of her predecessors to use nuclear weapons. That is just a posture the press likes all PMs to adopt. The fact Corbyn wouldn’t play that game was one of many factors that caused him to be nailed by the establishment.

I am mystified why the U.K. is apparently knee deep in running Ukraine. I can only think this is being done to curry favour with Biden, Johnson having got too close to Trump. The favoured posture of recent British PMs being to be as far up the US president’s arse as Blair was.

So thank you for your concern b but I would focus on Germany if I were you, though I understand that a bit of schaudenfreuder is well deserved. Hopefully we will get through to the other side of all this in the next few years and all European states will feel more secure and have access to the energy they need for the economies they want. As you can tell I’m an optimist and I have more faith in my fellow Brits than many of them do. I also believe Russia is agreement capable and meeting their concerns will serve all our European interests in the medium and long term. Obviously a major clear out of most western politicians will be required before that happens unless any of them like Ayatollah Khomenei, develop a taste for drinking poison.

Posted by: Phil Espin | Sep 5 2022 21:25 utc | 167

That's cute.
Maybe for an encore they will have her parade out of Buckinham's front gate on a little pony while waving a raibow colored flag while declaring all subject to the empire...

Posted by: Josh | Sep 5 2022 21:37 utc | 168

I have been trying to find, any connection whatsover between Liz Truss and the World Economic Forum - The WEF Psychos. I thought there must be some, or how did she get her job?

I didn't know about her family history - CND and stuff until today. I'm impressed. I Know someone who was at Greenham Common, Maybe she was too with her Mum.. She would be about 9 years old at the time.

Anyhow, she has quite obviously done well, and might make some positive difference to a world gone mad.

I am just amazed, as she is "Tory Scum", and I am left of Jeremy Corbyn, that I agree with some of her political views. I wasn't expecting that.

I wish her well. She just needs to tone down, her anti - Russian nonsense, and I suspect she will gain a lot of respect

She has got no competition from the American politicians. They are all completely Psychotic, whilst Liz Truss appears relatively sane and can string a sentence together that makes sense.

"Why Liz Truss Is Britain's Last Hope Against WEF's Globalist TYRANNY"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9EvgnnA5Zo


Posted by: Tony_0pmoc | Sep 5 2022 21:39 utc | 169

Nailed the picture again, btw...

Posted by: Josh | Sep 5 2022 21:43 utc | 170

As an Englishman I have to disagree on a number of points:

1. "The damage of the Brexit disaster is still getting worse." I could be being unfair in my reading here but this statement makes it sound like b thinks Brexit is a disaster? Completely wrong. Voting to untether ourselves from the doomed EU was the best thing our nation has done in the last 50+ years! Yes, yes, we knew the establishment would try tooth and nail to stich us up for voting to leave, but that is irrelevant. The people made their voices heard in a cacophony that not even the corrupt masters of the western world could silence. It may take time, but we will have our Brexit. And then we will turn our attention to the snakes in Westminster.

2. "But the billionaires and banksters of the City of London will still applause her for lowering their taxes" Truss is considering raising the tax-free personal allowance of £12,570 and the higher rate band, which starts at £50,271. Plus, reducing VAT across the board from 20% to 15%. Any normal working person will celebrate the heavy hand of the state taking that little bit less of our earnings, yet you refer to "billionaires and banksters"?! Does that include me then? I don't own a house but I'm considered "wealthy" since I earn more than £50k?! These kind of ill-informed comments makes me question your other analyses, which is a pity because I enjoy reading your articles and agree with much of the sentiment here.

Yes, Truss will be a disaster and no amount of government hand-outs will fix our problems, but paying less taxes is *never* a bad thing even if the person doing it is a joke and only doing it to stave off an angry mob come winter. I say let the fools in Westminster keep making foolish mistakes until the people have had enough of big government once and for all, maybe then we can start to properly address our many problems.

Posted by: nero120 | Sep 5 2022 21:44 utc | 171

"Boris Johnson's Brexit has ruined Britain's real economy by cutting off its European markets. "

Never thought I would hear such globalist nonsense on this blog.

Posted by: Unzerker | Sep 5 2022 21:56 utc | 172

Nothing wrong with Brexit. But u have to manage it properly. You can

The problem with combined West is they now confuse political performance with policy.

Also, if u want to mitigate inflation--you should RAISE taxes on the rich. 80% capital gains on all net profits over $300k and inflation will be under 5% in 18 months.

Posted by: Tgl | Sep 5 2022 22:01 utc | 173

Trond | Sep 5 2022 17:05 utc | 100

They have dry docks with room for the ships, but if they have to drag the shaft out from the ass end of the ship to put in a new?

Those shafts are usually very long...

Err no, the shaft is OK, The MoD's explanation is:

The reason HMS Prince of Wales could not begin her planned deployment is that an external SKF coupling that connects the outer propellor shaft to the drive shaft from the propulsion motors failed. This is a rare event and a situation described by the First Sea Lord as “unprecedented” as few marine engineers can remember an instance of this happening. Random unpredictable failures are uncommon but can still occur even if equipment is well designed, maintained and operated.

...and she going to Rosyth for repairs.

Posted by: Hereward | Sep 5 2022 22:09 utc | 174

Posted by: nero120 | Sep 5 2022 21:44 utc | 174

Yes, I'm surprised more people haven't caught on to the fact that Brexit was the ordinary people of Britain delivering an almighty kick in the balls to our wealthy elites, and very satisfying it was too.

The way they treated Boris was very revealing. Contra everything we've heard in the last 3 years, Boris Johnson is neither particularly populist (as if that was a bad thing) nor is he right wing. He's a Metropolitan liberal who believes all the same things the rest of the British establishment do, and his government (such that it was) was mainly concerned with throwing lots of money at working class areas in the hope of "levelling up", somehow.

Until the twin manufactured crises of this decade (so far) caught up with him and poor Boris was first forced to turn the entire country into some kind of open air mental asylum over a bloody cold. Then, the Poundshop Churchill routine we've all come to loathe, complete with randomly popping off to Kiev for a bit of adulation like Tony Blair used to do in Kosovo when his popularity declined at home.

While he thoroughly destroyed Britain's economy in these schemes, and our country may never recover from the combination of crushing debts and a Net Zeroed economy, these too were in full agreement with the rest of the Establishment.

Nor is Boris particularly dishonest, or unusually feckless. He's about as lying a fool as most PM's. But from the start, the knives were out for BJ. They were secretly taping his domestic arguments in the supposed privacy of his own home, trying to falsely paint him as a woman-beater (!) even before he won the Tory party leadership. The drumbeat never let up, it segued into an interminable series of wildly overinflated 'scandals'.

It's embarrassing to admit our head of government was forced out over spending 20 minutes at an office party with the people he worked with every day. But of course, "Partygate" was bollocks from the get-go. They were out to get him, with a degree of viciousness and dishonesty - a literal hate campaign so nasty - only Jeremy Corbyn or Donald Trump could honestly tell him they know how it feels.

They hated Boris because he switched sides and joined the peasant's revolt over Brexit. The British establishment will forgive many things, up to and including literal child molestation. (Especially if it's just chavvy white girls in northern towns, lol) But they will never forgive a class traitor.

Posted by: ZX | Sep 5 2022 22:12 utc | 175

Why do nearly all uk pms come via oxford university. cambridge a far better choice, more internationalist than closet, secretive, old fashioned oxford.

Posted by: Oh | Sep 5 2022 22:17 utc | 176

I get the impression from afar that given Brexit didn't really start until when Covid hit (Exit Day was Jan 31st 2020) and given that around the same time BJ had all the mask and other restrictions dropped the SMO and related sanctions triggered what looks like will become a world wide Depression, I wonder how much Brexit work has really got done.

And given it looks like the world of January 2020 will never return but the new world has yet to be fashioned, I suspect it will be quite a while before the results of passing Brexit will be seen.

In one sense it's good for Europe: given how MI6-City-UK are joined at hip with CIA-WallSt-US then IF by any chance various European states decide to chart their own course free of US or EU restrictions, it will be that much easier without the sticky Brits in the mix for them.

And if European states go their own way, that doesn't in the slightest hinder the UK from doing the same. The only change would be that they have to stop manipulating other states, including 'keeping Germany down' etc. No, just take care of UK and help her be her best. Make UK Great Again!

Posted by: Scorpion | Sep 5 2022 22:32 utc | 177

juliania | Sep 5 2022 15:51 utc | 73

re: homo sapiens... How do you uncreate a fractal?

Maybe...invent/discover a workable remedy for core-level hypnosis?

My own view is that many attempts have been made to no satisfying, workable success, yet it seems as ripe a target as any other. The Buddha, among others, already did a lot of trail blazing.

Posted by: chu teh | Sep 5 2022 22:34 utc | 178

Posted by: ZX | Sep 5 2022 22:12 utc | 179

Terrific thunderstorm here in South London. I can feel the electricity in the air

I thought your post was absolutely Brilliant.

Thank You

Posted by: Tony_0pmoc | Sep 5 2022 22:34 utc | 179

My God, are there really people out there who think that Brexit actually happened? We thought we finally might get our sovereignty back following the Dec 2019 landslide election, but one of the first things treasonous b*****d Johnson did was commit us to going net-zero carbon 15 years earlier than agreed, FOR NO REASON WHATSOEVER. Johnson took UK sovereignty back from the EU and handed it straight to the globalists. The only effect was cutting out the middle man.

Johnson proceeded to deliver the coup-de-grace to the UK in just 3 years, playing his part in the fabrication of first the Covid scam and now the contrived Ukraine war with its consequential fuel and food crises. We can never recover. I'm certain the UK will not exist in any meaningful sense by 2030 (maybe 2035 at the latest.)

And UK government has accelelerated the genocide of the British by accelerating "Replacement Migration" greatly. Immigration shot up the moment we "took back control" of our borders.

Brexit would have been fabulous. If we had a government serving its own nation instead of Klaus Schwab/WEF/UN.

Posted by: Ray | Sep 5 2022 22:36 utc | 180

Posted by: ZX | Sep 5 2022 22:12 utc | 179

They hated Boris because he switched sides and joined the peasant's revolt over Brexit.

Without knowing GB I would speculate that Boris was hated for the same reason that Sunak never had a chance from the get go, he is not 100% white man, in spite of his platinum hair. Excuses if you think I'm wrong.

Posted by: Paco | Sep 5 2022 22:39 utc | 181

I seem to have lost the plot!

Is the Wall now complete, or has it been destroyed, or will it soon be destroyed.

And what of The City? Will its Free Lunchers continue to get theirs or will they become someone's lunch?

Yes, I say the above in serious jest and seriously. Will the Pound fall below the euro? Will the Union hold?

Posted by: karlof1 | Sep 5 2022 22:44 utc | 182

Paco @186--

I concur. The Queen has a new toy to diddle.

Posted by: karlof1 | Sep 5 2022 22:49 utc | 183

Karlof1,
Am I the only one who finds it suspicious that the GB Pound is heading for parity with the dollar at the same time as the Euro is?

Am I paranoid for thinking this could help enormously to bring in a global digital currency?

Posted by: Ray | Sep 5 2022 22:53 utc | 184

Posted by: Tom_Q_Collins | Sep 5 2022 20:01 utc

It's hard to explain as Brexit meant 65 million things to 65 million people, but you're partially correct about the money men.

Some Brexit voters were racist and their choice was driven by this, but a far bigger percentage saw the EU (in one form or another) as a threat. Be it democracy or employment.

Some other saw the opportunity to kick the government (Cameron left #10 crying), others to attack the system itself.

We would have definitely had a better version if Corbyn had won (his own party conspired against him). It's also worth noting that all the infighting amongst Tories has been about ensuring the crappiest deal.

The poor have had a better outcome than the middle class in that they have better job prospects whilst the middle classes and above can't take the dog skiing.

Posted by: Some Random Passerby | Sep 5 2022 23:04 utc | 185

Posted by: Oriental Voice | Sep 5 2022 20:10 utc | 150

Interesting my foot! Iron Bitch 1.0 and Reagan 1.0 lived in times when the Hegemon was a real hegemon. It was when they owned the biggest sticks and deepest pockets. No more! The 2.0 versions will see their faces splashed full of egg yokes. It's not gonna be interesting times. It's gonna be embarrassing and miserable times.

You are wrong, my little oriental voice! When Iron Witch and Ronnie were in power, the Soviets had the big sticks also, not deep enough pockets though.

The current 2.0 versions are a farce of their predecessors which makes them very dangerous. Fools who don't know geography are very dangerous when they have their twitchy fingers on the launch button. Not that Ronnie was a master of geography, but he did have adults as his advisors unlike Demented Joe and the Orange Clown.

Posted by: Sam Smith | Sep 5 2022 23:21 utc | 186


Thank you, b. How do you uncreate a fractal?

Posted by: juliania | Sep 5 2022 15:51 utc | 73

Fractals are related to entropy typically thought of as the degree of disorder of a system, be it physical, social, economic,ect. Fractals form because they are a least energy structured state of the system, often a resonance point. So the simplest way to uncreate them is add more entropy to the system.

I think your logic that countries are social fractals is good. So the way to Uncreate these social fractals, is to add more entropy or disorder into them. In the social context disorder is synonymous with diversity. This is one of the main agenda items of the Woke. The more social diversity added to a country the less stable the social order, and at a certain point the social fractal fractures.

Unlike Scorpion, I don't think Buddhism is the right analogy; I suggest it's more Hinduism and the influence goddess Kali in uncreating social fractals.

Posted by: Jerr | Sep 5 2022 23:22 utc | 187

What I am most impressed with is the slothful ease with which the US controls most of Europe. This despite the fact that there is still enormous intellectual power in Europe.

But politically it all amounts to nothing, the US has miniaturized the European "elite" to such extent it now is visible only under the microscope.

Posted by: bottle | Sep 5 2022 23:26 utc | 188

Posted by: Paco | Sep 5 2022 22:39 utc

You're half correct. Rishi is the wrong colour. To be fair, things have improved. I remember a black Tory running in my home town when I was a child. Dad said the poor fella had no chance. He lost rather badly. Now a Tory lord.

Boris is different. The Queen is related through marriage to just about everything. His blood doesn't matter as shown by Boris being known as Boris. No other politician has this perk. His father was recently on TV complaining about his son being called Pinocchio. Said most of us couldn't even spell it. Who else's dad gets TV time to speak out?

Posted by: Ray | Sep 5 2022 22:53 utc

Not you aren't. This loan for paying bills thing that Truss has spoken about puts everyone in debt. Debt means leverage, pressure and forced change.

You will have nothing and be happy

Posted by: Some Random Passerby | Sep 5 2022 23:35 utc | 189

I kind of detect a little bit of British tribal unity, here from many different political points of view, of posters who actually live in the UK...

We all expect our new prime minister to be completely and totally useless, cos that's what we are used to.

Almost all of them are War Criminals and should be Prosecuted in a Criminal Court, starting with Tony Blair, who started the rot.

But Liz Truss, hasn't actually done anything yet, except to be extremely rude to The Russians.

You can't slag off the new management, before they have even started.

My wife was not particularly impressed when I interrupted her meditation session, to ask what she knew about our new Prime Minister...

You know what these Blonde Northern Girls are like (they goss - no men allowed)

I was merely reading wiki, and the BBC

My wife gives me chapter and verse.

yeh, but have you met her?

She says - Liz Truss keeps changing her mind, on new information, rather than digging her own grave, when she has got it wrong, and said something totally ridiculous.

I didn't realise, she was that clever.

I know she has done advanced maths, to "A" level but has she been trained in science?

Whilst she will probably f'ck up.

Give the Girl a Chance.

Unlike most of the rest, i don't think she is evil.

She might actually stand up for us British and tell the Evil American Bastards to Fuck Off.

Go for it Girl

Tony

Posted by: tony_0pmoc | Sep 5 2022 23:47 utc | 190

@ Norther Eve 124

My response that Macron is a banker's whore may seem a trifle curt.
Bottom line is that ALL politicians are self promoting pimps doing the bidding of Deep State/Corporations.

Macron spouts off about a longer leash, greater European sovereignty/independence when both he and Fanny Merkel if serious could have implemented MINSK 2. He sat with Putin on several occasions, lying his short-arse off buying US-NATO time.

Listen to Angelina Jolie, err, Annelena Baerbock, German FM who unabashedly stated Ukraine is more important that the German publics welfare. Basically the German Greens are a CIA proxy like Al Qaeda, marking her a treasonous C U (N)ext (T)uesday.

Posted by: WTFUD | Sep 6 2022 0:04 utc | 191

tony_0pmoc @ 195:

Liz Truss appears to be very good at maximising (or trying to, anyway) taxpayer money to entertain foreign government representatives at lavish restaurants and dining clubs owned by billionaire donors to the Conservative Party. I'm sure having done advanced mathematics at A level in high school helped.

Liz Truss asked for public money to cover £3,000 lunch

Liz Truss, the current favourite to succeed Boris Johnson as leader of the Conservatives among party members, hosted a lunch at an expensive private club owned by a Tory donor after overruling civil service advice to look for a cheaper venue.

Leaked correspondence has revealed the foreign secretary “refused to consider anywhere else” and asked that public funds should pay for a £3,000 event with Joe Biden’s trade representative.

Civil servants were so concerned at the cost and the venue’s close links to the Tories that the proposal was referred to the most senior official at the Department for International Trade.

According to the correspondence, Truss, then the trade secretary, “explicitly asked that we book 5 Hertford Street”, which is owned by Robin Birley, a £20,000 donor to Boris Johnson’s leadership campaign and the half-brother of Zac Goldsmith, the environment minister.

The venue agreed to reduce the bill to £1,400, but on condition of immediate payment – which meant civil servants had to use an emergency process to pay up straight away ...

Liz Truss wants to lunch, and only a Tory donor’s place will do

Liz Truss overruled officials to demand they approve a £1,400 lunch with a foreign diplomat at a Tory donor’s private members’ club.

The foreign secretary spent hundreds of pounds on wine and gin alone during the meal in Mayfair last summer. She “explicitly asked” to use the venue, “refused to consider anywhere else” and even rejected a cheaper and less party political option as “inappropriate”, according to official correspondence ...

Posted by: Jen | Sep 6 2022 0:24 utc | 192

Posted by: tony_0pmoc | Sep 5 2022 23:47 utc | 195

Unlike most of the rest, i don't think she is evil.

She might actually stand up for us British and tell the Evil American Bastards to Fuck Off.

What are you Limeys drinking these days?!? Oh, your pubs are being closed because of Putin!

Shall we make a bet? That Lizzy won't stand up for you Limeys aka sheeple aka citizens and she definitely won't tell the Evil American Bastards to fuck off ...

I'll visit the City of London and collect when she launched those shiny ICBMs against Russia and China.

Posted by: Sam Smith | Sep 6 2022 0:24 utc | 193

@Posted by: WTFUD | Sep 6 2022 0:04 utc | 196

A abused toy boy and a banker's whore, Macron was abused by his schoolteacher who he later married.

Posted by: Roger | Sep 6 2022 0:39 utc | 194

"...Lorenz attractor..."
Posted by: too scents | Sep 5 2022 16:05 utc | 79

The Lorenz system is a system of ordinary differential equations first studied by mathematician and meteorologist Edward Lorenz. It is notable for having chaotic solutions for certain parameter values and initial conditions. In particular, the Lorenz attractor is a set of chaotic solutions of the Lorenz system.[Wikipedia]

I have no idea, too scents. But chaotic solutions sounds about right.

:(

Posted by: juliania | Sep 6 2022 0:42 utc | 195

OpenBorders/Camp-of-the-Saints/MarchingMorons happening in GBR as well:

Country ravaged by their own Colonial+Migranvader Demographics, with Oligarchs consuming what's left of their Domestic Economy and "Indigenous" Labor Force.

Of course the Plutarchy/WEF/City-of-London and Oligarchs don't care, since they're raking it in across the Globe.

Regardless of what happens to the Parliament or Crown - the Plutarchy are in charge.

Save for Truss goading NATO/AUKUS+PHL into a direct War with RUS and/or CHN, I expect GBR to continue Fighting and Looting over Africa+MiddleEast.

I once admired the British Culture growing up - the Thunderbirds/IR, LOTR, the Economist, BBC, and MontyPython+BritComs were once enjoyable to read and watch. Reading up on History - especially Churchill - turned me away...

Just as Economist Stephen Keen has demonstrated in System Simulations - the Hegemony Members are running Economies destined to Collapse/Reset, with Plutarchy+Rentier-Bankers owning it all.

This is what the WEF were talking about - the G7/NATO/EU are due for series of Collapses/Resets. CHN, RUS, and hopefully RCEP/ASIA and IND should be able to weather these by de-coupling from the PetroU$D+€UR+GB£ and Trade using alternative Currency/Credit/Gold/Bartering Systems.

Posted by: IronForge | Sep 6 2022 0:46 utc | 196

@198 Sam Smith

Truss like Booboo Johnson will do what she's told, geopolitically, otherwise like Greece they'll be threatened with much higher borrowing rates. They're fully invested in the Central Banking House of Cards with NO friends outside 5 Eyes.

I'm not sure of the name of the pig David Cameron sodomized at Oxford but it could've been Liz.

Posted by: WTFUD | Sep 6 2022 0:53 utc | 197

The opening credits of skyfall are somewhat prescient considering the times…
https://youtu.be/_4gdhsVKTcs

Posted by: Oh | Sep 6 2022 0:55 utc | 198

Ah, but you are all forgetting Britain's spare (second) empire. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=np_ylvc8Zj8

Posted by: Michael Doliner | Sep 6 2022 1:14 utc | 199

truss is designed to carry only loads applied at its joints and to transfer those loads to other structural elements—

Posted by: Jamie | Sep 6 2022 1:19 utc | 200

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