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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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BM | Sep 5 2022 7:49 utc | 94

I agree with your reading of Buddha.

Posted by: Tedd | Sep 6 2022 1:20 utc | 201

Posted by: juliania | Sep 6 2022 0:42 utc | 200

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

yeh, you think you have some kind of plan, and it all goes wrong and you find yourself at the bottom of the well...

chaos is normal, its coping with it which is tough...

you think you have got it all, and then it all goes wrong.

you try your best to climb out of the well, hunching your back against the brickwork in the well (wells are actually quite common in England - we dress them now), and you fall down again, right to the bottom. you have lost your voice no one can hear you...so you try one last time, and she is there at the top of the well.

She has tied her feet to the rope at the top of the well.....and she reaches down as far as she can... and you grab her hand..this angel pulls you out of the well into the sunshine.

I gave up all the drugs, went back to work.

Will you be my girl??

We got married and had kids.

I know what it is like to be depressed.

You have got to fight back, or you stand no chance

The Drugs don't work

Synchronicity in the real world is far more interesting, but difficult to explain. It's like co-incidence theory gone mad

wtf are you doing here, the other side of the world?

and you hug each other one in 6 Billion chance, or maybe just common interests?

I don't know, I just find it a bit strange, when these coincidences keep happening

Tony

Posted by: tony_0pmoc | Sep 6 2022 1:31 utc | 202

@Mike from Jersey

"If one looks at the West - Joe Biden in the United States, Justin Trudeau in Canada, Olaf Scholz in Germany and now Liz Truss in Great Britain - one wonders how this can be happening."

Good question. My suspicion is that it is ultimately a consequence of the 19th Amendment in the US and analogous laws in other Western countries.

Posted by: RTX | Sep 6 2022 1:34 utc | 203

Below is a (key for me) quote about how the new Reserve Currency and associated monetary system will set/manage money with an intrinsic value which humanity has not had for 50+ years.

From a posting at ZH and sourced from Bullionstar.com with the title of

Eurasian alliance plans a Moscow World Standard to destroy LBMA’s monopoly in precious metals pricing


This currency device representing a basket of currencies and commodities is something which another Sergei, namely Sergei Silvestrov of the Russian Security Council’s scientific council, talked about in a 4 July 2022 article by URA. Silvestrov says that the Russians have worked on an algorithm which values a range of commodities in terms of gold, and adds commodities to a basket of gold and currencies to produce an intrinsic value for a means of payment. This algorithm is called ‘settlement gold’.
Silvestrov says that:
“As a result, the Russian ruble and monetization will not be determined by the balance of supply and demand against Reserve currencies. And not by just gold either, but by a wide range of commodity and currency values ​​produced by domestic producers.

It is worth noting that 40% of these valuables are produced in the Russian Federation, 60% in the EAEU countries and 80% in the BRICS countries. Just in those very countries, some of which are now under sanctions pressure, the ultimate goal of which is to establish control over resources.”


This is the neutron bomb that will bring down the City of London Corp/God of Mammon empire....so now not a matter of if, but when.....GRIN!!!!!

Posted by: psychohistorian | Sep 6 2022 2:00 utc | 204

@ RTX | Sep 6 2022 1:34 utc | 208
My suspicion is that it is ultimately a consequence of the 19th Amendment in the US and analogous laws in other Western countries.
You're referring to:
"The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex."

Would you please explain what you mean by this? Are you a misogynist?

Posted by: Don Bacon | Sep 6 2022 2:21 utc | 205

Fractals... Lorenz attractor... etc...

Applying obscure mathematical (or physics, or chemistry) concepts to the political and social spheres (they are not sciences) is something that should be discouraged. Even as metaphors they seldom add clarity or insight into a discussion. It has been my long term observation that the only reason people do it is to make others think they are smarter than they really are.

Statistics are the only exception ;-)

Posted by: Opport Knocks | Sep 6 2022 2:21 utc | 206

https://www.rt.com/news/562250-half-britons-disappointed-liz-truss/

Democracy in action (sic) Does not appear that the coronation of truss is being greeted with overwhelming approval amongst the Britons.

Posted by: Taras 77 | Sep 6 2022 2:57 utc | 207

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 | 147
and its my understanding that Brussels wanted too much financial disclosure from the City...
Posted by: psychohistorian | Sep 5 2022 20:32 utc | 156

Neither supported BREXIT for different reasons. The City did not for one important reason: EU28 membership provided guaranteed income to IBs, underwriters, and euro-denominated bond and equity traders at low, low transaction costs. "No-Deal" BREXIT would entirely slay the UK's most valuable of many TEU "op-outs", "bank passport"; the EU Withdrawal Agreement stipulated FSA conforming supervision during and after the "transition period"— an entirely reasonable considering EURIBOR and LIBOR bankster bid-rigging exposed by Panic '08.

This article concisely describes City sentiment before 31 March 2019 deadline.
xinhuanet | UK Finance firms prepare for "catastrophic" no-deal Brexit scenario

The majority of firms say that they are backing proposals to avert Britain leaving the EU without a withdrawal deal -- saying that a no-deal would alter the way the financial and banking sectors both operate.

Mark Carney, Bank of England governor said that a no-deal, no-transition Brexit would, "by clear orders of magnitude", be "materially" worse for Britain's economic outlook than current forecasts.

Alongside this, IHS Markit and the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply produced a report in early 2019 that showed UK business optimism about the year ahead had fallen to one of its lowest ever recorded by the survey.

Here is an optimistic 2021 article that attempts to salvage City re-location to EU in terms of job and market share losses.

Posted by: sln2002 | Sep 6 2022 3:15 utc | 208

@ Sam Smith 198

“What are you Limeys drinking these days”?!?

Boris ‘let the bodies pile high’ Johnson’s sewage-sh*t infested water.

@ WTFUD 202

I thought Dave ‘hug a hoody’ Cameron orchestrated fellatio with the poor sow? Then again, looking at that pallid dwarf cosplaying Thatcher sitting in No.10 it’s hard to tell the difference from one end to the other.

The film ‘Deliverance’ springs to mind, for some strange reason….in more ways than one for Uncle Sam’s favourite little gimp.

Posted by: Prince Andrew | Sep 6 2022 3:26 utc | 209

The border between the EU and the UK never should have been in the Irish Sea (between N. Ireland and Britain nor on land). It should have been between France and Ireland in the British Channel. Why such a great failure in Brexit leadership?

Why not fix it now!

Posted by: frank | Sep 6 2022 3:31 utc | 210

@ sln2002 | Sep 6 2022 3:15 utc | 214 with the response to why Brexit by myself and Tom_Q_Collins

You provided nothing to refute my claim that Brussels wanted too much financial disclosure from the City...

Posted by: psychohistorian | Sep 6 2022 3:39 utc | 211

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?
Posted by: Ray | Sep 5 2022 22:53 utc | 189

GBP:USD, GBP:EUR parity is not "suspicious". It is entirely predictable. None of these markets is exporting anything that rest of world wants--not fuel, *flation, lay-away "lethal aid" and animal feed, or debt.

Frankly, I can't wait for GBP to break the buck and stay there. Sterling is the most grossly over-valued currency on the planet. If marginal US, IE, and NL swaps didn't prop demand, Brits would be laundering nothing but BoE "universal credit". Look:

Value of trade in goods with the EU in the UK, Jan 1997-April 2022 (in million GBP)
UK ran a deficit with EU over 35 years. EU was UK's largest trading partner for 3 reasons: (1) purchase strength of GBP:EUR; (2) 60% of UK "output" is services (depository banking, retail, food), ie. produced for domestic consumption; the remainder representing FIRE services, farm goods, and manufacture re-exports; and (3) EU28 bargaining power in WTO. 600 years of tory rents capped by BREXIT— not COVID excess deahts— destroyed that leverage.

Posted by: sln2002 | Sep 6 2022 3:45 utc | 212

I just love the picture at the beginning of your post, b, Edward Munch, is very much loved in Scandinavia, and is highly regarded by us Danes. The "Scream" very much so, the picture is very haunting indeed and is considered a masterpiece in itself, maybe depicting the artist's own mind...

So Canada has got a more strict regulation of Firearms than the US, NP, at least you have knives!!
It must be something in the drinking water, how do people come to the idea it is OK to randomly kill innocent and unsuspecting people?
I am at a loss for understanding!
My thoughts go to the victims and their families, it is just so senseless!
In Denmark 37-40 people are murdered a year, too high a number, but not alarming, especially considered the amount of arms in the public. About 170 000 people annually have a licence for a firearm, and a lot more have a firearm issued by the National defence forces. So it is not a huge problem, except for the victims and their families.
However, I live in a very, very tightly regulated society, for good and bad, mostly good, you can walk the streets and not fear getting killed, although some places better be avoided.

Sigh! We in our country has made access to guns very, very difficult, Long guns not so much, but pistols and revolvers are very, very difficult to obtain, and a carry licence is virtually unobtainable, which is OK in my opinion.
Unfortunately the denial of guns have made people carry knives instead. Yo may carry a folding knife in your pocket, NP, but if you carry a sheathed knife in your belt, you better have a very good explanation, And I mean very, very good!

Posted by: Den Lille Abe | Sep 6 2022 3:47 utc | 213

Britain chose itself to leave the EU. they had a referendum, or was it two?
Anyone with a miniscule of sense knows that the EU has done EU good and made it prosperous. Spain in 1972 is not Spain today, the country has developed enormously. Denmark 1972 is not Denmark today, the country has become very, very wealthy as have all of Scandinavia.
When I was born, the best birthday present was my Danish citizenship, my blue eyes and blond hair.

Posted by: Den Lille Abe | Sep 6 2022 4:07 utc | 214

Bevin [158]

Your point is factually correct and do is mine because in the FTP Act they had clauses dis-applying clauses of previous Acts which is why it is a mess to repeal. It requires reinstating all the clauses of previous Acts since 1688

If you recall Cromwell dissolving the Long Parliament 1649 when it decided to perpetuate itself - the post-Republic solution was to pass the Mutiny Act annually and have Term Limits in Parliaments which prior to the 1911 Parliament Act was 7 years

By tampering as Clegg and Cameron did using a Parliamentary Bill to override centuries of constitutional controls they caused the mess for Theresa May once she lost her majority in 2019

Cameron was a major disaster as have most governments since 1970

Posted by: Paul Greenwood | Sep 6 2022 4:09 utc | 215

too much financial disclosure from the City...
Posted by: psychohistorian | Sep 6 2022 3:39 utc | 217

LOL! How do you measure "too much" supervision of euro-denominated securities FSA-neglected fraud?

Posted by: sln2002 | Sep 6 2022 4:13 utc | 216

Fixed Term Parliament Act was repealed March 2022 fortunately. It was Septiennial Act 1713 it hollowed out inter alia and was an anti- democratic measure to preserve Liberal Democrats in power for a full parliamentary term after which Nick Clegg skipped off to Facebook

Posted by: Paul Greenwood | Sep 6 2022 4:13 utc | 217

too much financial disclosure from the City...
Posted by: psychohistorian | Sep 6 2022 3:39 utc | 217

15 years later ahahahahahahah
Euribor Class Action Settlement
Libor Class Action Settlement

Posted by: sln2002 | Sep 6 2022 4:29 utc | 218

@ sln2002 | Sep 6 2022 4:29 utc | 224 who keeps trying to show that The City did not care about EU transparency requirements re Brexit

You are showing the low hanging fruit of private finance corruption but not all the offshore organizations, trust funds and financial structures that are hidden from the public because transparency in not required/provided in The City...

I find it interesting that the Catholic church is another global organization for which there is no global financial transparency but centuries of accumulation....kinda like the God of Mammon cult (faced by Fed/City of London Corp)

Next you are gong to tell us that the global war going on has nothing to do with who runs the monetary system and how it is run....for the elite or masses...barbarism or socialism

Posted by: psychohistorian | Sep 6 2022 5:12 utc | 219

I wouldn't downplay the threat that Britain represents in terms of both foreign policy and domestic policy, particularly under a Truss regime.

Liz Truss is being selected by the British oligarchy in general (not just Boris Johnson) for broader economic and geopolitical reasons: to wage economic class war at home while waging imperial proxy wars abroad.

Liz Truss is the newest Wicked Witch of the West.

Thatcherite warmonger Liz Truss becomes Britain’s prime minister
https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2022/09/06/hffg-s06.html

Posted by: ak74 | Sep 6 2022 5:12 utc | 220

@Sam Smith

*SLBMs

Posted by: RTX | Sep 6 2022 5:14 utc | 221

These Poles really are something... Churchills infamous Hyenas of Europe.

https://rmx.news/article/kaczynski-and-ziobro-accuse-germany-of-colonial-intent-towards-poland/

Posted by: unimperator | Sep 6 2022 5:22 utc | 222

Next you are gong to tell us that the global war going on has nothing to do with who runs the monetary system and how it is run....for the elite or masses...barbarism or socialism

Posted by: psychohistorian | Sep 6 2022 5:12 utc | 225

You are always on point. Thank you for pointing to the crux of the matter every time.
There is no mystery about the motives of the 1%, the existence of a profit deal in the midst of the dreadfulness of war tells us all we need to know.

Posted by: K | Sep 6 2022 5:28 utc | 223

@Jamie | Sep 6 2022 1:19 utc | 205

truss is designed to carry only loads applied at its joints and to transfer those loads to other structural elements—
True, a truss cannot withstand bending loads.

Posted by: Norwegian | Sep 6 2022 5:31 utc | 224

@Posted by: sln2002 | Sep 6 2022 3:45 utc | 218

Frankly, I can't wait for GBP to break the buck and stay there. Sterling is the most grossly over-valued currency on the planet. If marginal US, IE, and NL swaps didn't prop demand, Brits would be laundering nothing but BoE "universal credit".

Very true, I think a big historical prop for the pound was that is was seen as a very safe place to park money gained from questionable ways, with the "non dom" allowing the oligarchs to have a nice time in London for half a year, plus the spiders web of offshore money laundering facilities. Screwing over the Russian oligarchs and thieving Russia's exchange reserves blows a big hole in that. I am sure that there are an awful lot of Chinese and other billionaires rapidly reassessing where they should be parking their wealth.

Posted by: Roger | Sep 6 2022 5:34 utc | 225

@Den Lille Abe

"Britain chose itself to leave the EU. they had a referendum, or was it two?
Anyone with a miniscule of sense knows that the EU has done EU good and made it prosperous. Spain in 1972 is not Spain today, the country has developed enormously. Denmark 1972 is not Denmark today, the country has become very, very wealthy as have all of Scandinavia."

I wonder if the willingness to be looked after/dominated by other nations (Germany in this case) is perhaps due to decreasing testosterone levels.

Posted by: RTX | Sep 6 2022 5:37 utc | 226

@Den Lille Abe | Sep 6 2022 3:47 utc | 219

I just love the picture at the beginning of your post, b, Edward Munch, is very much loved in Scandinavia, and is highly regarded by us Danes. The "Scream" very much so, the picture is very haunting indeed and is considered a masterpiece in itself, maybe depicting the artist's own mind...
I am located within the frame of this picture, roughly above Johnson's head in this version. The picture is interpreted to be psychological, but the red skies are in fact quite common here in the winter time with the low sun skimming the horizon. It is more realistic than many realize. Maybe Truss will find out soon.

Posted by: Norwegian | Sep 6 2022 5:46 utc | 227

@Jerr

"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."

Don't need an analogy, it's just communism.

Posted by: RTX | Sep 6 2022 5:54 utc | 228

@ Norwegian 231

“Maybe Truss will found out soon.”

The pallid dwarf can’t find her way out of a small room: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEyV_BsS3KI

Posted by: Prince Andrew | Sep 6 2022 6:06 utc | 229

The delusion that Brexit was a peasant's revolt successfully sticking it to the big players is quite something...

Posted by: Mushroom | Sep 6 2022 6:29 utc | 230

Posted by: Norwegian | Sep 6 2022 5:46 utc | 231
My Norwegian friend I know. I have been as far north as Nordkapp which is pretty far North, I wanted to go with the Sirius, but it was not possible, but norther Norway is rough and tough. Touger than the Himalayas, really, the toughest place was the Andes mountains, Machu Picchu is at a staggering 2,430-meter level. It defies any sense.Most of our party when we got there fell on our knees and felt awed. It is a spectacular place, it just imposes awe in you.

Posted by: Den Lille Abe | Sep 6 2022 6:30 utc | 231

Posted by: Sam Smith | Sep 5 2022 17:00 utc | 98

"Sir Winston was a drunk and a war criminal, having invented the concentration camp concept in South Africa and fire bombing of cities (along with that other Limey whom I have forgotten).

Liz "I am clueless on geography but I can surly fire nuclear ICBMs at Russia!" Trotter, I mean Truss, will be the fitting bookend, as in back to the stone ages, for Great England."

What country are you from Sam Smith?

Posted by: RTX | Sep 6 2022 6:35 utc | 232

Posted by: Barofsky | Sep 5 2022 17:41 utc | 123

That's not right either. "Convention" determines much of what is or isn't constitutional in the UK. It isn't just a matter of which laws have been passed by Parliament.

Posted by: Herr Ringbone | Sep 6 2022 6:46 utc | 233

Well at least when Justin Trudeau fucks Canada for good he will be sorry and cry about it.

Posted by: David G Horsman | Sep 6 2022 6:53 utc | 234

Posted by: Don Bacon | Sep 6 2022 2:21 utc | 209

"You're referring to:
"The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex."

Would you please explain what you mean by this? Are you a misogynist?"

(Sorry I missed this. Still getting used to the blog's format.)

I hope not! Although I confess to annoyance from time to time. I blame men for the most part anyway.

By the way, if I said children should not be allowed to vote, would you assume I hate children?

Posted by: RTX | Sep 6 2022 6:56 utc | 235

Posted by: psychohistorian | Sep 6 2022 3:39 utc

I'd be inclined to agree with this. Sure, some high street banks whined about having to move offices etc, but the real dark money of the city wanted out. They were not happy about the information required and had fought it tooth and nail up to the point of Brexit

Posted by: Some Random Passerby | Sep 6 2022 7:27 utc | 236

"The damage of the Brexit disaster is still getting worse..." If this a remark concerning the way Brexit has been/is being carried out or is it a rejection of Brexit in principle? There are sites that show a consistent rejection of the aims and means of the globalist criminal mafia that also condemn Brexit in the strongest terms. Why? Didn't the British people who wanted out of the European beast, just voted for a return to national sovereignty, against the very globalism you also despise? The vast, vast majority of Britons that wanted and want their independence back have no thought of a revived British empire. Global Britain is a call to have free relationships with all nations, not another form of globalism under the British thumb - whatever the British oligarchical mafia may have in mind.
Is there anything of value or appealing in the nazi-inspired and already-designed-to-be-tyrannical European political and social system? Their rule by commissars? Their politicised European Court of human Rights? Their corporate-fascist economics? Their mafia-inspired banking system - as criminal as the US's and UK's (there is plenty of literature exposing the rotten nature of such institutions?
Britain now has a chance to clear the air, even if very slim; within the rotten European beast it had no chance whatever.
(It is possible that I posted something under another name a long time ago; there is no malicious intention, if that is the case. I just forgot what name it was)


Posted by: Sam | Sep 6 2022 7:30 utc | 237

Posted by: trs | Sep 6 2022 6:40 utc | 238

Of course it does - you are such a perspicacious troll !
The last four Finance Ministers in UK since 2019 were 1) Pakistani background. 2) Indian background 3) Iraqi background. 4) Ghanaian background

Home Secretary - Indo-Pakistani background
Attorney-General - Mauritius background

NO WHITE males occupy top 4 Offices of State under Truss. - Ghanaian background Finance Minister; Mauritius background Home Secretary; Sierra Leone background Foreign Secretary with degree in Hospitality from a Polytechnic;

The only people who seem to be out of favour are White Males.............


Now how many Black faces do you see in German Government or Dutch or Swedish or Norwegian or Russian or Polish or Spanish or Greek or Israeli or ............

Posted by: Paul Greenwood | Sep 6 2022 7:31 utc | 238

Sterling is the most grossly over-valued currency on the planet.

Quoting from your PhD thesis are you Roger ? Or are you a currency trader ? Clearly you think the rest of the world has it all wrong ! London is the global centre of currency trading bar none - but you think they are all stupid.

Posted by: Paul Greenwood | Sep 6 2022 7:33 utc | 239

Posted by: RTX | Sep 6 2022 6:35 utc | 237

"What country are you from Sam Smith?"

Let's just say that I have lived in the great USA for many years. But no longer there anymore . . .

Now for some interesting news about Lizzie from Sputnik News, hot off the press:

After outgoing prime minister Boris Johnson gives his valedictory statement outside Downing Street, both he and his successor will fly to Aberdeen on separate planes for their meeting with the Queen. . . .

The 47-year-old will then enter No 10 Downing Street. Inside the Cabinet Room, the new PM will receive security and intelligence briefings from civil servants, and the nuclear codes will be handed over to her. On the first day of a premiership, a UK prime minister is also expected to write a letter to the four commanders of the UK Trident submarines with instructions about how to retaliate should the country fall under a nuclear attack.

The four Limey commanders aka 007s did NOT have sufficient or existing instructions on HOW or WHEN to launch these SLBMs BEFORE Lizzie?!? A letter?!?

Hahahahahaha!!!

Posted by: Sam Smith | Sep 6 2022 7:41 utc | 240

osted by: WTFUD | Sep 5 2022 17:16 utc | 106

Now you know it is usual practice for gifts to be given to new national leaders. My suggestion to Messrs Putin and Lavrov is that a geographical jigsaw map might be appropriate for Ms Truss. A brightly coloured one with main animals on it, and a couple of pieces in the shape of the Black Sea and Baltic sea. The main provinces of Russia may be good too

Posted by: watcher | Sep 6 2022 7:50 utc | 241

RUSSIAN EMBASSY BLASt in KABUL

Is MI6/CIA, not content with murdering Maria Dugina using SBU as its proxy, now recruiting actual terrorists ISIS-K to kill Russian soft targets? RIP UK indeed.

https://www.rt.com/russia/562248-isis-responsibility-kabul-embassy-blast/

Posted by: Et Tu | Sep 6 2022 8:18 utc | 242

Posted by: Sam Smith | Sep 6 2022 7:41 utc | 240

"The four Limey commanders aka 007s did NOT have sufficient or existing instructions on HOW or WHEN to launch these SLBMs BEFORE Lizzie?!? A letter?!?

Hahahahahaha!!!"

Terms like "ICBMs" (corrected thanks to me), "Great England" and now this would seem to suggest you nothing about the UK.

Posted by: RTX | Sep 6 2022 8:27 utc | 243

The size of the UK energy bail-out is off-the charts. According to @alexwickham, on top of the £130 billion to freeze household energy bills, Liz Truss is mulling another £40 billion for small business.

The ~£170 billion equals to the annual NHS budget, and it's >5% of GDP

https://twitter.com/JavierBlas/status/1567067323000832004

Posted by: unimperator | Sep 6 2022 8:54 utc | 244

Bevin, further to our earlier discussion..........it would appears Conservative members voting for Liz Truss do not even have to be eligible to vote in UK elections. !!!!!!

You do not have to be eligible to vote in the UK to join the Conservative Party or Conservatives Abroad.

So they can register as being <26 years old pay £5 and vote for the leadership candidate of their choice !!!!!!!!! Bizarre.

Posted by: Paul Greenwood | Sep 6 2022 9:03 utc | 245

@unimperator | Sep 6 2022 8:54 utc | 244

The idea that credit is a substitute for any hard commodity is laughable.

Posted by: too scents | Sep 6 2022 9:03 utc | 246

Adding: too scents | Sep 6 2022 9:03 utc | 246

All of Europe is going to be bidding up the price of non-existent energy, against each other, with borrowed money.

Then they will enjoy a banquet of consequences.

Posted by: too scents | Sep 6 2022 9:09 utc | 247

Posted by: too scents | Sep 6 2022 9:09 utc | 247

You are far too generous. Europe will not do anything of the sort.
They are going to Crush Consumer Demand by raising interest rates to prop up Euro and ration energy.

Chemical Industry will not get what it needs and will need to relocate to Russia or Asia - BASF Ludwigshafen build Nordstream 2 for a reason and Berlin has killed it...........

Steel industry will go - stainless steel production has stopped

Paper industry will go

Any apartment with gas heating or electric underfloor heating will suffer rental value collapse.........35% German electricity comes from coal - but with huge increase in sales of electric heaters the Grid cannot be balanced.

Hard to see how Germany avoids Wide Area Power Cuts by Rota

Posted by: Paul Greenwood | Sep 6 2022 9:30 utc | 248

@Paul Greenwood | Sep 6 2022 9:30 utc | 248

Interest rates will rise all by themselves to expand credit to buy non-existent things.

Posted by: too scents | Sep 6 2022 9:34 utc | 249

……..Screwing over the Russian oligarchs and thieving Russia's exchange reserves blows a big hole in that. I am sure that there are an awful lot of Chinese and other billionaires rapidly reassessing where they should be parking their wealth.

Posted by: Roger | Sep 6 2022 5:34 utc | 225……

Agreed - this is the absolutely most profound long term effect of NATOlands illegal sanctions regime. One can safely predict that all Asians, South Americans, African, and Middle Easterners are quietly exiting their US, English, and EU financial investments.

This is a earthquake. Because both the US and England depend on foreigners bringing trillions to fund deficits. Once that foreign capital leaves - US and English governments go quickly bankrupt.

It’s very real - likely happen within 3-7 years.

Posted by: Exile | Sep 6 2022 10:15 utc | 250

I doubt UK relations with Russia will improve any, after Lavrov met Truss and it didn't end very well. Truss is a wannabe Margaret Thatcher, Johnson surrounded himself with yes men and women, in what appeared to be a right leaning talentless cabinet. I don't foresee Truss making many changes to her new cabinet.

Johnson leaves Ten Downing street as one of the worst PM's in living memory, from the lies of building forty new hospitals, to the billions wasted on Covid apps, and not fit for purpose PPE that all lined the pockets of his corporate buddies and Tory donors. No to mention the proroguing of the UK parliament and the keeping going of the SMO in Ukraine, add in the parties during lockdown, and I haven't even touched the sides of the activities of that nefarious individual, nor what he got up to as Mayor of London.

Is it any wonder Johnson got on so well with Zelensky birds of a feather and all that.


Truss will not be much better, and unsurprisingly some in the Tory party would like to see Johnson return as PM as a later date, and we know why, he greased many many palms whilst in office.

Posted by: Republicofscotland | Sep 6 2022 10:22 utc | 251

Posted by: RTX | Sep 6 2022 8:27 utc | 243

Terms like "ICBMs" (corrected thanks to me), "Great England" and now this would seem to suggest you nothing about the UK.

You Limeys take yourselves waaaaaay to seriously! Is it the Limey genes or what??

"Great England" is a mockery of "Great Britain" like the "Great" United States!

You boys and girls, like your Saxon soulmates aka Great Germany, are being deindustralization as we chat. WHY? It's not because of Green Energy or the Great Reset (although these are the publically stated reasons), but to emasculate your nations completely so that the Americans can then rape and pillage the UK/EU like some African or Southasia bitches!

The UK/EU will depend 100% on the Great USA for energy and technology after Ukraine is finished. Taiwan too.

The rest of the world is moving in the direction of BRI and BRICS+. There are no more bitches to harvest for the Yankees . . . except the UK/EU plus South Korea, Japan, Australia, and NZ.

Am I ignorant or what?

Posted by: Sam Smith | Sep 6 2022 10:24 utc | 252

Brexit is the only good news. Britain has enough problems without being chained to the EU Titanic.

Posted by: Glasshopper | Sep 6 2022 10:31 utc | 253

Some gold-plated nonsense about the UK not being affected by Peak oil/gas. Not even going to bother engaging other than to point out that UK production peaked in freakin 1999. Tim Watkins is the go-to for those interested in reality.

https://consciousnessofsheep.co.uk/2017/03/10/the-north-sea-how-peak-oil-plays-out-in-practice/

Posted by: dermotmoconnor | Sep 6 2022 10:46 utc | 254

Inlagd av: Den Lille Abe | 6 september 2022 4:07 utc | 214
"Anyone with a miniscule of sense knows that EU has done EU good and made it prosperous."
An influential capitalist in Sweden said 1991 this:

"The entry into the EC will bring about the most dramatic changes in Sweden in 100 years - yes, maybe ever. The result will be extensive cutbacks in the public sector, frozen transfers and private solutions in community services.”
Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce, New York, May 1991

Sweden entered EU 1995, thanks to the social democrates.
It was perfect for the bourgeoisie class, and disaster for the working class. Now the social democrates will take us into Nato...."Social democrates are the agents of the bourgeoisie"

Posted by: Northern Eve | Sep 6 2022 11:02 utc | 255

"Never trust the truss."
- Old saying in architecture.

Posted by: Ray | Sep 6 2022 11:11 utc | 256

The incoming prime minister Liz is said to have settled on a system that will prevent the sharp rise in the energy price cap that’s due to kick in next month.

The policy could cost as much as £130bn over the next 18 months, Bloomberg reports, while a further £40bn support package for businesses is also in the works.

Posted by: Night Tripper | Sep 6 2022 11:15 utc | 257

@257

"We will mitigate the insane price rises that we forced on you in the first place using fradulent climate policies and contrived war.

Be grateful, peasants."

Posted by: Ray | Sep 6 2022 11:25 utc | 258

There is nothing "great" about Great Britain. Someone told me it referred to its size at the height of its empire, but that today is nothing more than yesterday's nightmare. It might as well just become the 51st state of the U.S.

Posted by: David Hart | Sep 6 2022 12:52 utc | 259

@ Posted by: Mike from Jersey | Sep 5 2022 14:42 utc | 42

The truth is simple once you accept the reality - everything falls into place and makes perfect sense. Your mind wont let you accept reality, because it runs contrary to everything you are being told by those you trust. Try the truth, see how much better it fits and predicts what you are seeing. Then accept it and move on. Reality does not always have a happy ending. But denying reality does not make it go away nor improve the situation. The first step is recognizing that you have a problem. Many erstwhile contrarian sources do not recognize reality because it goes against the narrative which does not fit their model of the world - you cannot make a person understand something where not understanding is the basis of their income and perception of self.

Posted by: jared | Sep 6 2022 12:53 utc | 260

Unfortunately, Britain will probably continue to exist for some time into the future. But everyone looks forward to he day that Britain will truly die for good.

Posted by: FVK | Sep 6 2022 13:05 utc | 261

People implicitly assume that the public holds sway over politics, but in fact it is the reverse. The politicians control the means of everything - not because they are capable or powerful (think AOC), but because they serve those who are and who have possession of the means. It is centrally planned government for benefit of the owners - a form of communism but sort of in reverse. Communism and capitalism are simplistic ideals (concepts) which do not fully encompass real world and are not mutually exclusive and are not the only solutions. It is important that we dont recognize that. But imagine a world were a small group possesses 90% percent of everything - that is your world.

Posted by: jared | Sep 6 2022 13:10 utc | 262

Posted by: Ray | Sep 6 2022 11:25 utc | 258

and by fraudulent climate policies i'm sure you mean pretending to oppose global warming while increasing drilling

Posted by: pretzelattack | Sep 6 2022 13:14 utc | 263

Is Mary Elizabeth (aka Liz) Truss a protégé of either the "Common Purpose" cult or of Klaus Schwab & Co.'s World Economic Forum (WEF)?
The is no reference to such in the wiki page specific to Truss.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liz_Truss

and the WEF website page to Truss is, t time of posting here, out-of-date.

https://www.weforum.org/people/liz-truss
.

Posted by: Fíréan | Sep 6 2022 13:28 utc | 264

@ZT
"(which is, by most accounts, a good plane albeit a jack of all trades)"
But definitely not by all accounts: "But the positive attitude conceals a fundamental problem. As it stands now, the Pentagon will be paying millions of dollars for new F-35s — and already has more than 150 aircraft sitting at bases around the country — that simply don’t work right."
https://medium.com/war-is-boring/the-f-35-is-still-horribly-broken-16abd647cf7a


Posted by: David Hart | Sep 6 2022 14:01 utc | 265

David Hart | Sep 6 2022 12:52 utc | 259

Brame the French, from Wikipedia, officially from 1474:

"The use of the word "Great" before "Britain" originates in the French language, which uses Bretagne for both Britain and Brittany. French, therefore, distinguishes between the two by calling Britain la Grande Bretagne, a distinction which was transferred into English."

Posted by: Hereward | Sep 6 2022 14:09 utc | 266

Democracy can not exist when 'the people are lied to'.

Candidates are supposed to 'represent' the voters.
Yet, when a candidate is allowed to lie to the voters, then what exactly are the voters electing? A hair style?
If the candidate is lying, then the voters are not voting on the policy of the nation, as what they have been told are lies. The voters have not been told the real policies, and thus have not either approved or denied those policies.

Back when Obama was nominated, the talking heads on corporate news compared the speech to FDR's convention speech. But, not believing CNN, I went and read FDR's 1932 convention speech. The speech is a very detailed description of 'The New Deal'. FDR's lays out what he will do as President. This of course was a complete opposite from Obama's hollow words and one-liners guaranteed to get applause.

But the result was that when FDR was elected, he did have a mandate. His first "!00 days" became a milestone, because FDR was able to pass the proposals that he had laid before the voters and campaigned on.

That is what democracy looks like. Whether or not you like the policy, this is what a democracy looks like. I know, its different from what you expect, because America and most of the world is rather unfamiliar with actual democracy. Democracy does not exist in an Empire of Lies. These days, when we encounter a democracy, the bombing begins in five minutes.

Posted by: Thom Payne | Sep 6 2022 14:18 utc | 267

Am I ignorant or what?

Posted by: Sam Smith | Sep 6 2022 10:24 utc | 252

Well it is not "what"

Posted by: Paul Greenwood | Sep 6 2022 14:46 utc | 268

Sam Smith | Sep 6 2022 7:41 utc

The letters are written each time a new PM is anointed. The old ones are burned without being read.

There are four options including don't launch, launch at who you please, find other NATO members and I can't remember the fourth (typically).

Do find myself wondering who wrote don't launch? Nobody most likely...

Posted by: Some Random Passerby | Sep 6 2022 15:08 utc | 269

@ Posted by: Thom Payne | Sep 6 2022 14:18 utc | 267

Precisely. The people cannot respond to reality without timely and reasonably accurate information available and hence there can be no democracy without functional news reporting and investigation. Which clearly is not available - rather the reverse.

Clearly we speak of representtative approximation of democracy.

Related, This bit was rather good:
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2022/09/04/az_gov_candidate_kari_lake_vs_reporter_how_does_questioning_an_election_where_there_were_obviously_problems_divide_the_country.html

But ultimately is b/s.

We suffer abused spouse syndrom - having accepted that we cannot change the situation, we learn to over-look it and make presense all is well.


Posted by: jared | Sep 6 2022 15:14 utc | 270

One of the more inciteful commentors (from England I believe), explains by way of being helpful that there are rules, they are just not written down anywhere. And this is quite old hat, actually - nothing to worry about.

Posted by: jared | Sep 6 2022 15:20 utc | 271

jared@271
The rules are written down, alright. And in all sorts of places, including law reports, statutes and records of precedent behaviour.
This is generally the case with Constitutions even when they are spelled out and publicly displayed: the meaning of words is always open to dispute.
Are you familiar with US history? And the role of the Courts in interpreting the Constitution?
I am not sure that the word you were looking for was 'inciteful', a rare word which would seem to mean "Given to urging others to act" or something of that kind.

Posted by: bevin | Sep 6 2022 17:25 utc | 272

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

GREAT Post!

"Then, the Poundshop Churchill routine ...."

what does that mean?


"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."

Hmmm, quite possible. But I think they found a believable but unimportant reason to shunt him out for a while whilst the entire world comes crashing down and they'll bring him back in - after he's written himself into the history books on his sabbatical with fat multi-million dollar speaking fees on top of an English-language world wide bestseller - to rescue the Kingdom, probably in a coaliction 'Unity' government similar to Churchill's in 1940 - for the crisis will be much more dire and someone with soaring rhetoric will be sorely needed...

Posted by: Scorpion | Sep 6 2022 17:55 utc | 273

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?
Posted by: Ray | Sep 5 2022 22:53 utc | 189

Posted by: sln2002 | Sep 6 2022 3:45 utc | 212

Preparation for Western-bloc CBDC. If the main ones are at parity makes the whole thing easier.

Posted by: Scorpion | Sep 6 2022 18:00 utc | 274

and by fraudulent climate policies i'm sure you mean pretending to oppose global warming while increasing drilling

Posted by: pretzelattack | Sep 6 2022 13:14 utc | 263

No. he means paying vast sums of gas price linked money to subsidy farmers, to not produce energy when we don't need it anyway, because something carbon dioxide, something something.

Posted by: Gt Stroller | Sep 6 2022 18:03 utc | 275

@Jerr
"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."

Don't need an analogy, it's just communism.
Posted by: RTX | Sep 6 2022 5:54 utc | 228

+++++++++++++++++++

Not to be defensive, but I didn't offer 'Buddhism' rather a minor explanation. Juliana wondered how we could get rid of a fractal once it was created.

I replied that first it might be helpful to regard the fractal not as a thing but a process. To take another crack at it without Buddhist referents: Think of a fractal not as 'a fractal' but 'fractaling.' So the way to get rid of that fractal is simply to stop fractaling, just like the way to get rid of walking is to stop doing it. For example, the instant you stop walking there is no more walking.

Posted by: Scorpion | Sep 6 2022 18:07 utc | 276

"The business and energy brief, if vacated by Mr Kwarteng, is likely to go to Jacob Rees-Mogg"

More palm greasing and corruption on the way in the energy industry then.

Sack them all in the 2024 elections.

Posted by: Gt Stroller | Sep 6 2022 18:23 utc | 277

Posted by: Gt Stroller | Sep 6 2022 18:23 utc | 277


Rees-Mogg should get out now while he still can and then come back in with Bojo to rescue the nation etc. I can imagine that many hate him but I think he's a lot of fun and has a first class mind.

Posted by: Scorpion | Sep 6 2022 19:01 utc | 278

@ Posted by: bevin | Sep 6 2022 17:25 utc | 272

I am far from being a legal scholar however I will say that in the US, the law is written in a single document. However the law must be interpreted (not modified) in the context of a particular case and this interpretation serves to further define the law as applied in particular context and the decision serves as reference (precedent) for later cases, however the law as written by the legislators remains as originally written. Some times courts do a bad job with interpretation of the law and are subject to being disregareded or overridden by another or higher court. Sometimes a court can decide that a law is invalid as written and is therefor unenforceable. However law is written and not modified execpt by legislators.
I wonder are you speaking of things you dont know about or are you simply seeking to obfuscate.

Posted by: jared | Sep 6 2022 19:04 utc | 279

Rees-Mogg should get out now while he still can and then come back in with Bojo to rescue the nation etc. I can imagine that many hate him but I think he's a lot of fun and has a first class mind.
Posted by: Scorpion | Sep 6 2022 19:01 utc | 278

A lot of fun an first class honours degree mind for sure. Cares not a whit for the ordinary folk of my country though. Don't trust him to act in our interests. At all. Offshore money, offshore interest, offshore allegiance.

Posted by: Gt Stroller | Sep 6 2022 19:34 utc | 280

"...are you speaking of things you don't know about or are you simply seeking to obfuscate."
jared@279
Neither. To interpret a law without being likely to modify it is almost impossible.
The British Constitution consists of an enormous body of law and interpretations of law, both judicial and lay. What this amounts to is a system that allows The Establishment to do very much as it wishes so long as no countervailing power prevents it from doing so- all that is needed is a plausible explanation of the legality of what is undertaken.
In what sense does the US differ? Its legal system is founded on English Common Law.
We only have to look at what is happening to Assange to understand that, when even the more trivial raisons d'etat are in play, constitutional guarantees dissolve or morph into opposites in the way that the 13th and 14rh amendments have over more than one and a half centuries.

Posted by: bevin | Sep 6 2022 19:42 utc | 281

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

I'm wondering about that too. We fulminate about the politicians - and then happily allow them to scam us!

Most of my friends in England and Germany are completely at sea about the SMO. They don't know about Minsk, about 2014, about the Association Agreement - all they know is that on February 24th the Russians rolled in with their tanks.

Into that black hole of utter nescience the politicians and the media pour whatever nonsense about the SMO they choose. And I'd say that the fictional story they've sold is accepted by almost all the voters they're selling it to.

At what point does that readiness to be scammed become negligence? Are we as a society so dumb we'll accept whatever they spoon feed us with?

I think the answer to that is "yes". So as I think you may be intimating, we can't push all the responsibility for the disaster onto "the politicians". "We the People" have screwed up on this one too.

Posted by: English Outsider | Sep 6 2022 21:19 utc | 282

@Post by: Gt Stroller | Sep 6 2022 19:34 utc | 280

I would have loved Rees-Mogg to be PM a few years back. He is intelligent, logical, knows everything he needs to know and more, and can express himself clearly (all without referring to notes.)

Sadly, I no longer trust him. A man with his mind knows full well that the climate emergency is a pure lie and that Covid is an unexceptional disease that did not justify any of the tyranny forced on us. I wanted so much for him to point out the lunacy of a Covid response guaranteed to end civilisation as we knew it. He stayed silent.

My despair turned to horror as I realised that ending civilisation as we knew it was their actual intent. Listening to BoJo parroting "Build Back Better", praise the 4th Industrial Revolution, push Net Zero, etc fills me with rage constantly. The UK has been sacrificed to globalism.

Just 3 years ago I could never have believed the scale of the betrayal going on by ALL our MPs in all big parties, or that I could despise them so much.

I thought I hated Theresa May for pushing a fake Brexit. But those were the good old days compared to the blatant, shameless treason going on now.

Posted by: Ray | Sep 6 2022 21:33 utc | 283

It's amazing to watch the fall of the British empire. It's like watching a Looney Toons skit waiting for the antagonist to hit the bottom of the hole...and waiting... and waiting. The Anglo-Saxon world is tearing itself apart politically, morally, economically. Really? Liz Truss? Europe and America aren't being cunningly destroyed from within by 4D chess masters. Their leaders are really that stupid and weak having no foresight how to lead well.

Posted by: Prometheus Defiant | Sep 7 2022 9:25 utc | 284

I thought I hated Theresa May for pushing a fake Brexit. But those were the good old days compared to the blatant, shameless treason going on now.
Posted by: Ray | Sep 6 2022 21:33 utc | 283

And it's the same in Germany and other European countries. MPs with their heads in the sand, ignoring the increasingly obvious truth that they are complicit in destroying their own countries with insane policies handed down to them from supranational bodies like the IPCC and the WHO.

We need a NOTzero party to vote for. Now.

Posted by: Gt Stroller | Sep 7 2022 10:41 utc | 285

I would have loved Rees-Mogg to be PM a few years back. He is intelligent, logical, knows everything he needs to know and more, and can express himself clearly (all without referring to notes.)

Posted by: Ray | Sep 6 2022 21:33 utc | 283

Nah, he's very dim. Fixed in his ways, it's not for nothing that he's called the MP for the 18th century. He's ascended the greasy pole very slowly, because he's not very competent, just about onto the bottom rung of ministers.

Posted by: laguerre | Sep 7 2022 10:49 utc | 286

"Europe and America aren't being cunningly destroyed from within by 4D chess masters. Their leaders are really that stupid and weak having no foresight how to lead well.

Posted by: Prometheus Defiant | Sep 7 2022 9:25 utc | 284"


Sorry, but I disagree strongly. No amount of stupid can account for the harm being done. This is a calculated demolition of the West.

It's not from within though. Our national politicians are puppets. It's literally theatre with actors on a stage donning masks to play their parts.

We have reached near 100% levels of corruption. We can't pretend otherwise any longer. Global corporations and banks control everything.

Government's legitimacy stems from it protecting its own nation and people. They no longer do so, and mostly dont even pretend they do.

Posted by: Ray | Sep 7 2022 11:06 utc | 287

Posted by: Prometheus Defiant | Sep 7 2022 9:25 utc | 284

"Their leaders are really that stupid and weak having no foresight how to lead well."

Why though? Why is it such a ubiquitous problem? It surely isn't random chance.

Posted by: RTX | Sep 8 2022 1:05 utc | 288

Liz Truss says she'll lift the fracking ban in the UK. Better late than never.

Posted by: Gt Stroller | Sep 8 2022 10:21 utc | 289

It looks like we in the UK will be saying goodbye to an old monarch as we say hello to a new PM.

Posted by: Gt Stroller | Sep 8 2022 13:46 utc | 290

"If the situation requires me to press the nuclear button, I will do so immediately. And no matter that millions of citizens will die, for me the main thing is democracy and our ideals. Western leaders, as we see it, are ready for a nuclear war and compete to see who will be the first to receive the honor of pressing the button"

-- Interview in The Telegraph with Liz Truss) --

I'm not religious but both my hands are glued together praying that she doesn't last three months. It would be a great xmas gift, so Jesus, get your act together and do a miracle since all hope has vanished. After shaking Truss' hand, she couldn't fathom living on a planet with that trigger happy harpy. Gonna play God Save the Queen by the Sex Pistols now, for the tenth time today.

Posted by: Melkiades | Sep 8 2022 23:27 utc | 291

Britain has basically followed the American model, one of deficit spending, right down the drain of social decline.

The parallels are quite interesting, and, yes, Britain is done for as this article, "Britain's Special Relationship and the American Virus" details closely...https://watchingromeburn.uk/news/britains-special-relationship-and-the-american-virus/

Posted by: Brett Redmayne-Title | Sep 11 2022 20:22 utc | 292

Posted by: Brett Redmayne-Title | Sep 11 2022 20:22 utc | 292

"Britain has basically followed the American model, one of deficit spending, right down the drain of social decline."

It's the ballooning welfare state that has led to these declines. But you can't get rid of the welfare state until you deny women the vote.

Posted by: RTX | Sep 11 2022 20:48 utc | 293

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