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Using weapons of mass deception: Why Covid is Johnson’s Iraq

June 14, 2021

By Andrew Cadman – June 14, 2021
originally posted in Conservative Woman

THE only stupid question is the one not asked, so we are told. 

Like most clichés, it contains a grain of truth. Who hasn’t sat in a meeting scared to ask something, fearing it betrays our stupidity or lack of attention?  

Often, though, we fail to ask questions because we fear the answers. And the great scandal, the hideous moral corruption, of the whole Covid catastrophe has been based on this: Questions that were never asked because they may give the wrong answers. 

Right from the start, the Government narrowed the frame of references and terms of debate. Aided by a pathetically compliant media, ministers amplified the risks of Covid and, having done so, utterly ignored the horrendous side-effects of the draconian overreactions that naturally followed.  

There has never been a serious discussion of the pros and cons, the colossal collateral damage, that lockdowns have caused. With our leaders having trapped themselves in the lie that Covid was a new Black Death, all paths led to a zero Covid strategy – and the insane, but wholly predictable, delay to freedom day on June 21. Theoretically a delay of four weeks, in practice probably forever. 

How did we get here? Leaving aside the sinister agendas of secondary figures, the tunnel-visioned scientism of SAGE or the cynical sensationalism of the entire mainstream media, ultimately these were political decisions. Ultimately, the buck stops with the likes of Johnson, Gove and Hancock.  

There are three explanations, in descending order of moral turpitude. The first is what data scientists call ‘feature reduction’. Early on in the crisis, faced with a rapidly changing situation with a huge number of poorly understood variables, it was natural to try to reduce complexity by concentrating entirely on the disease itself.  

Wrong, but understandable. If you are charitable, you can just about forgive the decision for the first lockdown on this basis.  … Continue reading >>>

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Long Slide Looms for World Population, With Sweeping Ramifications

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Damien Cave, Emma Bubola and Choe Sang-HunMon, 24 May 2021, 12:49 pm

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Diners at a Haidilao, China's most popular hot pot chain, in Beijing, June 30, 2018. (Gilles Sabrie/The New York Times)
Diners at a Haidilao, China’s most popular hot pot chain, in Beijing, June 30, 2018. (Gilles Sabrie/The New York Times)

All over the world, countries are confronting population stagnation and a fertility bust, a dizzying reversal unmatched in recorded history that will make first-birthday parties a rarer sight than funerals, and empty homes a common eyesore.

Maternity wards are already shutting down in Italy. Ghost cities are appearing in northeastern China. Universities in South Korea cannot find enough students, and in Germany, hundreds of thousands of properties have been razed, with the land turned into parks.

Like an avalanche, the demographic forces — pushing toward more deaths than births — seem to be expanding and accelerating. Although some countries continue to see their populations grow, especially in Africa, fertility rates are falling nearly everywhere else. Demographers now predict that by the latter half of the century or possibly earlier, the global population will enter a sustained decline for the first time.

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A planet with fewer people could ease pressure on resources, slow the destructive impact of climate change and reduce household burdens for women. But the census announcements this month from China and the United States, which showed the slowest rates of population growth in decades for both countries, also point to hard-to-fathom adjustments.

The strain of longer lives and low fertility, leading to fewer workers and more retirees, threatens to upend how societies are organized — around the notion that a surplus of young people will drive economies and help pay for the old. It may also require a reconceptualization of family and nation. Imagine entire regions where everyone is 70 or older. Imagine governments laying out huge bonuses for immigrants and mothers with lots of children. Imagine a gig economy filled with grandparents and Super Bowl ads promoting procreation.

“A paradigm shift is necessary,” said Frank Swiaczny, a German demographer who was the chief of population trends and analysis for the United Nations until last year. “Countries need to learn to live with and adapt to decline.”

The ramifications and responses have already begun to appear, especially in East Asia and Europe. From Hungary to China, from Sweden to Japan, governments are struggling to balance the demands of a swelling older cohort with the needs of young people whose most intimate decisions about childbearing are being shaped by factors both positive (more work opportunities for women) and negative (gender inequality and high living costs).

The 20th century presented a very different challenge. The global population saw its greatest increase in known history, from 1.6 billion in 1900 to 6 billion in 2000, as life spans lengthened and infant mortality declined. In some countries — representing about one-third of the world’s people — those growth dynamics are still in play. By the end of the century, Nigeria could surpass China in population; across sub-Saharan Africa, families are still having four or five children.

But nearly everywhere else, the era of high fertility is ending. As women have gained more access to education and contraception and as the anxieties associated with having children intensify, more parents are delaying pregnancy, and fewer babies are being born. Even in countries long associated with rapid growth, such as India and Mexico, birthrates are falling toward or are already below the replacement rate of 2.1 children per family.

The change may take decades, but once it starts, decline (just like growth) spirals exponentially. With fewer births, fewer girls grow up to have children, and if they have smaller families than their parents did — which is happening in dozens of countries — the drop starts to look like a rock thrown off a cliff.

“It becomes a cyclical mechanism,” said Stuart Gietel Basten, an expert on Asian demographics and a professor of social science and public policy at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. “It’s demographic momentum.”

Some countries, like the United States, Australia and Canada, where birthrates hover between 1.5 and 2, have blunted the impact with immigrants. But in Eastern Europe, migration from the region has compounded depopulation, and in parts of Asia, the “demographic time bomb” that first became a subject of debate a few decades ago has finally gone off.

South Korea’s fertility rate dropped to a record low of 0.92 in 2019 — less than one child per woman, the lowest rate in the developed world. Every month for the past 59 months, the total number of babies born in the country has dropped to a record depth.

That declining birthrate, coupled with a rapid industrialization that has pushed people from rural towns to big cities, has created what can feel like a two-tiered society. While major metropolises like Seoul continue to grow, putting intense pressure on infrastructure and housing, in regional towns it is easy to find schools shut and abandoned, their playgrounds overgrown with weeds, because there are not enough children.

Expectant mothers in many areas can no longer find obstetricians or postnatal care centers. Universities below the elite level, especially outside Seoul, find it increasingly hard to fill their ranks; the number of 18-year-olds in South Korea has fallen from about 900,000 in 1992 to 500,000 today. To attract students, some schools have even offered iPhones.

To goose the birthrate, the government has handed out baby bonuses. It increased child allowances and medical subsidies for fertility treatments and pregnancy. Health officials have showered newborns with gifts of beef, baby clothes and toys. The government is also building kindergartens and day care centers by the hundreds. In Seoul, every bus and subway car has pink seats reserved for pregnant women.

But this month, Deputy Prime Minister Hong Nam-ki acknowledged that the government — which has spent more than $178 billion over the past 15 years encouraging women to have more babies — was not making enough progress. In many families, the shift feels cultural and permanent.

“My grandparents had six children, and my parents five, because their generations believed in having multiple children,” said Kim Mi-kyung, 38, a stay-at-home parent. “I have only one child. To my and younger generations, all things considered, it just doesn’t pay to have many children.”

Thousands of miles away, in Italy, the sentiment is similar, with a different backdrop.

In Capracotta, a small town in southern Italy, a sign in red letters on an 18th-century stone building looking onto the Apennine Mountains reads “Home of School Kindergarten” — but today, the building is a nursing home.

Residents eat their evening broth on waxed tablecloths in the old theater room.

“There were so many families, so many children,” said Concetta D’Andrea, 93, who was a student and a teacher at the school and is now a resident of the nursing home. “Now there is no one.”

The population in Capracotta has dramatically aged and contracted — from about 5,000 people to 800. The town’s carpentry shops have shut down. The organizers of a soccer tournament struggled to form even one team.

About a half-hour away, in the town of Agnone, the maternity ward closed a decade ago because it had fewer than 500 births a year, the national minimum to stay open. This year, six babies were born in Agnone.

“Once, you could hear the babies in the nursery cry, and it was like music,” said Enrica Sciullo, a nurse who used to help with births there and now mostly takes care of older patients. “Now there is silence and a feeling of emptiness.”

In a speech this month during a conference on Italy’s birthrate crisis, Pope Francis said the “demographic winter” was still “cold and dark.”

More people in more countries may soon be searching for their own metaphors. Birth projections often shift based on how governments and families respond, but according to projections by an international team of scientists published last year in The Lancet, 183 countries and territories — out of 195 — will have fertility rates below replacement level by 2100.

Their model shows an especially sharp decline for China, with its population expected to fall from 1.41 billion now to about 730 million in 2100. If that happens, the population pyramid would essentially flip. Instead of a base of young workers supporting a narrower band of retirees, China would have as many 85-year-olds as 18-year-olds.

China’s rust belt, in the northeast, saw its population drop by 1.2% in the past decade, according to census figures released Tuesday. In 2016, Heilongjiang province became the first in the country to have its pension system run out of money. In Hegang, a “ghost city” in the province that has lost almost 10% of its population since 2010, homes cost so little that people compare them to cabbage.

Many countries are beginning to accept the need to adapt, not just resist. South Korea is pushing for universities to merge. In Japan, where adult diapers now outsell ones for babies, municipalities have been consolidated as towns age and shrink. In Sweden, some cities have shifted resources from schools to elder care. And almost everywhere, older people are being asked to keep working. Germany, which previously raised its retirement age to 67, is now considering a bump to 69.

Going further than many other nations, Germany has also worked through a program of urban contraction: Demolitions have removed around 330,000 units from the housing stock since 2002.

And if the goal is revival, a few green shoots can be found. After expanding access to affordable child care and paid parental leave, Germany’s fertility rate recently increased to 1.54, up from 1.3 in 2006. Leipzig, which once was shrinking, is now growing again after reducing its housing stock and making itself more attractive with its smaller scale.

“Growth is a challenge, as is decline,” said Swiaczny, who is now a senior research fellow at the Federal Institute for Population Research in Germany.

Demographers warn against seeing population decline as simply a cause for alarm. Many women are having fewer children because that is what they want. Smaller populations could lead to higher wages, more equal societies, lower carbon emissions and a higher quality of life for the smaller numbers of children who are born.

But, said Gietel Basten, quoting Casanova, “There is no such thing as destiny. We ourselves shape our lives.”

The challenges ahead are still a cul-de-sac; no country with a serious slowdown in population growth has managed to increase its fertility rate much beyond the minor uptick that Germany accomplished. There is little sign of wage growth in shrinking countries, and there is no guarantee that a smaller population means less stress on the environment.

Many demographers argue that the current moment may look to future historians like a period of transition or gestation, when humans either did or did not figure out how to make the world more hospitable — enough for people to build the families that they want.

Surveys in many countries show that young people would like to be having more children but face too many obstacles.

Anna Parolini tells a common story. She left her small hometown in northern Italy to find better job opportunities. Now 37, she lives with her boyfriend in Milan and has put her desire to have children on hold.

She is afraid her salary of less than 2,000 euros a month would not be enough for a family, and her parents still live where she grew up.

“I don’t have anyone here who could help me,” she said. “Thinking of having a child now would make me gasp.”

This article originally appeared in The New York Times.

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‘Woke weaning’ is coming to a school near you and parents are too scared to question it

April 20, 2021

Celia Walden, Daily Telegraph, 20 Aprim 2021

Imagine your little boy coming home from school and announcing that he is “bad” because he is white, “and that makes him racist and an oppressor”. Imagine a school where white teachers are told, as part of their strident Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DEI) programme, that they have been guilty of “spirit-murdering” black children, a school where traditional “white” texts such as To Kill A Mockingbird and Little Women have been banned, in favour of literature with titles such as Racism, Antiracism And You, and Yaqui Delgado Wants To Kick Your A–.

Imagine a world in which “woke weaning” is the dominant educational ideology – one you, as a parent, are too scared to question.

That world was blown wide open in a US-based exposé published on Sunday – one in which, tellingly, not a single parent from any of the schools mentioned wanted to be named. “There is a growing group of parents who are desperately unhappy with how things are going,” said the mother of one child at Harvard-Westlake in Los Angeles, the £31,000-a-year school of choice for the kids of Hollywood’s elite. “But we talk in secret.”

Parents of pupils at New York’s Grace Church High School also chose to remain anonymous as they decried the institution’s 12-page Grace Inclusive Language Guide, which suggested that phrases such as “Mum and Dad” and “boys and girls” be avoided, as the school works to “do more than ban hateful language”. Because to speak out against the narrative being perpetuated at the San Diego Unified School District, for example – where, according to one whistleblower, teachers attended a training course in which they were told schools “don’t see blacks as human” – is to risk everything. … Continue reading >>>I

Where Is The Real Bill Gates

April 6, 2021

Rumours are starting to circulate online that the vaccine overlord, Microsoft founder, genetically modified mosquito tycoon and general cut Bill Gates and his wife Melinada were eLmilated by their New World Order associates some years ago and have been replaced by lookalikes
https://www.minds.com/newsfeed/1225867704583544832?referrer=basil_hallward

Here’s what I think may have happened …

Could be they’re using a pretty poor pair of body doubles for personal and media appearnces, Melinda has disappeared because it was discovered she had a conscience and the real Bill, now completely bald and confined to a high tech electric wheelchair is living in the empty magma chamber of an extinct volcano somewhere in the Pacific Ring of Fire, where he rolls silently around stroking a white Persian cat while plotting ways to inflict even more misery on humanity before declaring himself ruler of the world.


I know this because earlier this year, after I had written an article ripping apart the case for untested vaccines.
I was ushered into Gates’ presence and he said,”Greetings Mr Hallvard, I haf been vondering vhere you optained information about my plans for vorld domination.As he spoke his henchmen abducted me, flew me to his hideout and as an incredibly ugly woman named Rosa Kreb prepared 1000 doses of mRNA vaccine, the henchmen tore off my shirt and strapped me to a doctor’s treatment table.

“If ten shots of mRNA are injected into an adult human it vill change zere DNA and zey vill become a giant centipede,” Gates warned me, “Ve haf von zouzand doses of ze wakcine here, konsider vot effect zat might haf it it were to be injekted.”

“You expect me to talk,” I asked

He said in a voice as cold as liquid nitrogen, “No Mr Hallvard, I expect you do die.”

Landmark Speech On equality and Conservative Values by Liz Truss

December 18, 2020

The unredacted text of Liz Truss’ landmark speech to the Centre For Policy Studies on 17 December, 2020, courtesy of Guido Fawkes Order Order blog. Emphasis added by Guido

Read our post on the significance of the Liz Truss speech at Original Boggart Blog

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Much is being made of the fact that the Government has heavily redacted Liz Truss’s landmark equalities speech on its website. Guido has calculated that all in all, 17% of the speech was removed. Not, however, for the lucky readers of Guido Fawkes. The contentious “political content” redacted from the speech on the government website has been helpfully highlighted for your reading pleasure. Read the speech in full below… with the redacted text emboldened by Guido…

No matter your skin colour, sexuality, religion or anything else, the United Kingdom is one of the best places in the world to live.

The British story has been driven from its earliest days by the desire for liberty, agency, and fairness.

It is the notion that in Britain you will have the opportunity to succeed at whatever you wish to do professionally, that you can be whoever you want to be. Dress however you want to dress. Love whoever you wish to love and achieve your dreams.

But we must be honest. Our story is not yet complete. Our equality journey is not yet finished.

For too many people, particularly in places beyond the South East, opportunity is diminished.

For years, successive governments have either pretended that all opportunity was equal… or failed to come up with proper solutions … paying lip service to a problem that has festered for decades.

It was this government that finally tore down this social taboo when we were elected to level-up the country and toppled the Red Wall … turning it Blue.

We were elected partly on the promise of fixing the scourge of geographic inequality … and ensuring equal opportunity for all.

There are still too many cases where your destination in life is decided by where you started it. So today, I am outlining a new approach to equality in this country.

This will be founded firmly on Conservative values.

It will be about individual dignity and humanity, not quotas and targets, or equality of outcome.

It will reject the approach taken by the Left … captured as they are by identity politics and loud lobby groups.

It will focus fiercely on fixing geographic inequality, addressing the real problems people face in their everyday lives using evidence and data.

If you were born in Wolverhampton or Darlington, you have been under-served by successive governments. No more.

Things must change and things will change.

This new approach to equality will run through the DNA of this government.

For me, it is a moral and practical mission.

Just as our forebears fought for change, we must fight for change again – challenging what is unfair and unjust today.

It is not right that having a particular surname or accent can sometimes make it harder to get a job.

It is appalling that pregnant women suffer discrimination at work. Or that women may be encouraged to dress in a certain way to get ahead.

Or that some employers overlook the capabilities of people with disabilities.

It is outrageous in the 21st century that LGBT people still face harassment in public spaces.

As well as being a moral problem, it is shameful we are squandering so much talent.

  • If women opened businesses at the same rate as men – we could add £250bn to the economy.
  • If people of every ethnic group were fully represented across the labour market, that would mean an extra £24 billion of income a year.
  • If businesses were fully accessible for disabled consumers, they could benefit from an estimated £274 billion a year in spending power.

We can ill afford to waste this potential as we recover from Covid and build back better.

Our new approach to equality will be based on the core principles of freedom, choice, opportunity, and individual humanity and dignity.

We will move well beyond the narrow focus of protected characteristics and deliver real change that benefits people across our United Kingdom.

We will do this in three ways.

First, by delivering fairness through modernisation, increased choice and openness.

Second, by concentrating on data and research, rather than on campaigning and listening to those with the loudest voices.

And third, by taking our biggest and broadest look yet at the challenges we face, including the all too neglected scourge of geographic inequality.

Now is the time to root the equality debate in the real concerns people face, like affording a home, getting to work, going out safely at night, ending discrimination in our offices, factories and shop floors, and improving our schools so every child has a good chance in life.

It is our duty to deliver, because if right-thinking people do not lead the fight for fairness, then it will be led by those whose ideas don’t work.

The failed ideas of the Left

The ideas that have dominated the equality debate have been long in the making.

As a comprehensive school student in Leeds in the 1980s, I was struck by the lip service that was paid to equality by the City Council while children from disadvantaged backgrounds were let down.

While we were taught about racism and sexism, there was too little time spent making sure everyone could read and write.

These ideas have their roots in post-modernist philosophy – pioneered by Foucault – that put societal power structures and labels ahead of individuals and their endeavours.

In this school of thought, there is no space for evidence, as there is no objective view – truth and morality are all relative.

Rather than promote policies that would have been a game-changer for the disenfranchised like better education and business opportunities, there was a preference for symbolic gestures.

Even now, authorities rush to embrace symbols – for example, Birmingham City Council naming new streets “Diversity Grove” and “Equality Road” – as if that counts as real change.

Underlying this is the soft bigotry of low expectations, where people from certain backgrounds are not expected to reach high standards.

This diminishes their individual humanity, dignity and agency. And it hasn’t delivered the progress it promised.

In 1997, there was a huge celebration of all-women shortlists delivering Blair’s babes.

But 23 years later, the Labour Party still hasn’t had a female leader. In the last leadership election, there were four women standing…but the man won. Again.

In addition, this focus on groups at the expense of individuals has led to harmful unintended consequences.

It has led to the Left turning a blind eye to practices that undermine equality, whether it be failing to defend single-sex spaces, hard fought for by generations of women… enabling and tolerating antisemitism … or the appalling grooming of young girls in towns like Rotherham.

Although time and time again, the Left’s ideas have been shown to fail, they still pervade our body politic.

Study after study has shown that unconscious bias training does not improve equality, and in fact can backfire by reinforcing stereotypes and exacerbating biases.

That’s why this week we announced we will no longer be using it in government or civil service.

Whether it’s “affirmative action” … forced training on “unconscious bias” … or lectures on “lived experience” … the Left are in thrall to ideas that undermine equality at every turn.

The absurdity was summed up just this week by the Mayor of Paris being fined for employing so many female managers she had breached a quota.

By contrast, the Conservative Party has elected two female leaders, and has a Cabinet with the highest ever level of ethnic minority representation.

We have done this not by positively discriminating … but by positively empowering people who want to go into politics and opening up our Party to people of all backgrounds.

Because when you choose on the basis of protected characteristics, you end up excluding other people.

1. Fairness, not favouritism

Fairness, not favouritism, drives our approach to equality.

Too often, the equality debate has been dominated by a small number of unrepresentative voices, and by those who believe people are defined by their protected characteristic, and not by their individual character.

This school of thought says that if you are not from an ‘oppressed group’ then you are not entitled to an opinion, and that this debate is not for you.

I wholeheartedly reject this approach.

Equality is something everybody in the United Kingdom should care about and something all of us have a stake in.

So, I am calling time on “pink bus” feminism, where women are left to fix sexism and campaign for childcare.

Rather than virtue signalling, or campaigning, this government is focused on delivering a fairer and more transparent society that works for all and that delivers genuine equality of opportunity.

The work of American academic Iris Bohnet shows that modernising and making organisations more transparent is the best way to tackle inequality.

When things are opaque, it benefits those who know how to game the system.

We know that when companies publish their wage ranges, it leads to more equal starting points for men and women.

We know that automatic promotions based on performance help level up opportunities for women in the workplace, overcoming the barriers that make women less likely to put themselves forward for promotion.

And we know that evidence-driven recruitment in a clear and open structure is more effective than using informal and ad hoc networks.

On the other hand, techniques like unconscious bias training, quotas and diversity statements do nothing to make the workplace fundamentally fairer.

By driving reforms that increase competition, boost transparency and improve choice, we can open up opportunities.

This is the approach we will be taking across government.

It is fundamentally important that the role of Equality Minister is held by someone who also has another Cabinet job, as I do with Trade.

This ensures equality is not siloed, but is instead the responsibility of the whole government and all our elected representatives.

For example, the Academies Act 2010 meant good free schools were established across England and more children had the opportunity of a great education. The 1980 Housing Act empowered over two million people to get on the housing ladder, and the independent taxation of women in 1988 gave wives control of their own money.

All of these reforms promoted equality by giving people greater agency over their own lives and making systems more transparent.

For example, we know that students from poorer backgrounds are more likely to achieve better grades than they were predicted, and they lose out in the current university admissions system which is based on predicted grades.

That is why Gavin Williamson is right to base the university admissions system on the actual grades students achieve, making sure that students from lower income backgrounds have a fairer shot at university.

In the workplace, we know that flexible working improves productivity and helps people to combine work with other responsibilities.

That is why I will be working with Alok Sharma, the Business Secretary, to enable more flexible working – not just as a necessity amid the Covid crisis but to empower employees.

The best way to reduce unfairness in our society is through opening up opportunities for all.

This is the level playing field we should be talking about.

And we are going to make sure that this level playing field is properly enforced.

That is why I am appointing a new chair and a wide variety of commissioners to the Equality and Human Rights Commission to drive this agenda forward.

I am proud we have Baroness Kishwer Falkner, David Goodhart, Jessica Butcher, Su-Mei Thompson and Lord Ribeiro, all of whom are committed to equality and ready to challenge dangerous groupthink.

Under this new leadership, the EHRC will focus on enforcing fair treatment for all, rather than freelance campaigning.

To make our society more equal, we need the equality debate to be led by facts not by fashion.

Time and time again, we see politicians making their own evidence-free judgements.

The Labour party made the ridiculous claim that “our country has never been more unequal”, with even Channel 4 concluding it “does not stand up to scrutiny”.

My superb colleague Kemi Badenoch is leading work on the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities, established by the Prime Minister.

We should heed the warning from its chair, Dr Tony Sewell, who wrote last month that they have uncovered “a perception of racism that is often not supported by evidence” and that “wrong perceptions sow mistrust”.

This does not mean we don’t recognise people’s stories about their individual lives or believe that their experiences of discrimination are not real. It means that we can and must have an equality agenda that is driven by evidence.

Today I am announcing that the Equality Hub will embark on the Government’s biggest, broadest and most comprehensive equality data project yet, and it will closely coordinate with the work of CRED (Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities).

Over the coming months, we will look across the UK to identify where people are held back and what the biggest barriers are.

We will not limit our fight for fairness to the nine protected characteristics laid out in the 2010 Equality Act, which include sex, race and gender reassignment.

While it is true people in these groups suffer discrimination, the focus on protected characteristics has led to a narrowing of the equality debate that overlooks socio-economic status and geographic inequality.

This means some issues – particularly those facing white working-class children – are neglected.

This project will broaden the drive for equality and get to the heart of the barriers people face. It will report its initial findings in the summer.

In addition to race, sex, disability and religion, it will also look at issues around geography, community and socio-economic background.

It will deliver a new life-path analysis of equality from the perspective of the individual, not groups. Using longitudinal data sets will help us understand where the real problems lie.

There is a deeper wage gap between London and the regions than between men and women, with an average full-time salary a third higher in the capital than the North East of England.

There are lower employment rates, pay packets and life expectancy across the North than the South. At the same time, average median hourly earnings in the South West are only just over two thirds of those in London.

That is why the equality agenda must be prosecuted with fierce determination and clarity of purpose up and down the country, not just in London boardrooms and Whitehall offices.

Whether that is making the case for free schools in deprived areas or using data to help regional businesses attract investment.

We will use the power of evidence to drive reform and give people access to the facts so they can push for change.

We will drive this action from the North of England, where we will be moving the Equality Hub.

And I am delighted to announce that we are also taking on sponsorship of the Social Mobility Commission, to give this agenda real teeth and coherence.

The whole of government will be – and is – totally committed to this agenda. The Treasury is revising its Green Book so that it judges infrastructure investment fairly across the UK, no longer seeing – for example – faster broadband as a better investment in Surrey than South Lanarkshire.

The Department for Education is going to extra lengths to create academies and free schools outside London. And in housing, we are working to increase opportunities for home ownership across the country.

This is just the start. There is much more we will be doing to make our country fairer and give people agency over their own lives.

This fight for fairness goes beyond our shores.

Next year, the United Kingdom will use its presidency of the G7 to ramp up its work worldwide with like-minded allies to champion freedom, human rights and the equality of opportunity.

The UK is co-leading the new global Generation Equality Action Coalition on Gender Based Violence, and co-chairing the Equal Rights Coalition.

In that role, we will be holding our International LGBT conference, on the theme of Safe to Be Me.

We are working internationally to bring an end to child marriage and are supporting international programmes to end the abhorrent practice of Female Genital Mutilation.

We need to make progress across the world and at home as a fairer world and a fairer Britain go hand in hand.

At this vital time in our country’s history, we must make sure everyone has a chance to succeed in modern Britain.

That is why we cannot waste time on misguided, wrong-headed and ultimately destructive ideas that take agency away from people.

Instead, we will drive an agenda that empowers people and actively challenges discrimination.

We will use evidence to inform policy and drive change.

And we will focus on increasing openness and transparency, fixing the system rather than the results.

Together, we will build back a better society and lead the new fight for fairness.

Smart Meter Complaints from UK Similar to Others Worldwide

October 3, 2020

from Activist Post

People worldwide DO NOT WANT utility “Smart” Meters – electric, gas, and water. Tens of millions have been installed and millions more are planned despite all their problems – including fires, explosions, and serious cybersecurity risks (see 1, 2).

These meters DO NOT save meaningful amounts of energy and customer bills usually increase because of them (see 1, 2). They also emit high levels of harmful electromagnetic radiation that can and have made people and animals sick (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).

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Some Truth About Viruses

September 22, 2020

From John Cotton consciousness
germ theory
masks against covid – 19

Today, those wearing masks are visibly demonstrating their complicity with the dictats of their perceived ‘authority’. They are manifesting (in a non-rebellious sense) that they are prepared to kowtow to instructions, to follow without questioning the validity of the spurious claim that ‘Viruses are infectious’; that ‘viruses are contagious’. We now know that they are not:

– Viruses cannot enter through the skin or eyes. Such vectors do not work because the mucus membranes and the immune system discard small amounts of foreign proteins such as viruses;

– Viruses cannot enter through wounds because we bleed outwardly, not inwardly;

– Viruses do not ‘exist’ outside of petri-dish solutions or a living body;

– Viruses cannot function without a host cell that manufactures them and encodes them, and viruses cannot replicate without a host cell;

– Viruses do not ‘infect’ or ‘invade’ cells. They are not alive to do so in the first place. Viruses almost never dissolve living tissue, unless in specific circumstances such as polio and degenerative nervous system diseases where metal toxicity is present;

– Viruses’ primary function is to dissolve dead matter;

– Cells produce different viral strains depending on the condition of the tissue involved;

– There are 320,000 viral strains inherent to the human body, and each cell contains the viral protein makeup to manufacture each strain when the body calls for it;

– Viruses are sequenced/encoded by blood cells via RNA/DNA to break down specific dead and dying tissue and waste. Viruses are very specific protein structures;

– Coughing, sneezing, and spitting is not a vector for the transmission of viruses. Saliva and mucus membranes break down any such particles. Skin is not a vector either because viruses cannot cross dead skin layers;

– The only way to get a virus outside of natural means is via direct injection (vaccine) or blood transfusions of a patient who has a virus. However, in such cases, the body only analyses it as foreign tissue that must be eliminated. Since the virus did not originate within the bodily host, that body does not know the time and place that the virus will be active nor does it have the key to decode it (RNA or DNA encoded by the cell) and cannot find the time of its activity. As such, it is analyzed as a foreign substance that must be eliminated. Protein solvents (viruses) are manufactured of varying strengths to discard this waste if living microbes cannot eliminate it;

– Viruses are a result of internal toxicity caused by the environment. – Viruses are cyclical in animals. Viruses feed upon waste products in the blood and tissue. Throughout the year, upon season and climatic/temperature changes, the body will dump mass amounts of toxins into the blood for removal. Some of these toxins are so toxic in nature, such as mercury, formaldehyde, and other chemical byproducts, that living microbes cannot feed upon and eliminate them without dying. Non-living proteins are then manufactured by each cell in the corresponding location of the body where this cleansing is necessary. Those toxic substances are disassembled and broken down by viruses so that the body can eliminate them, restoring homeostasis;

– The only way viruses can be used as biological weapons is via injection, period. It is possible that such manmade viral strains are included in regular existing vaccines, and this should not be ruled out as a possibility, but as previously stated, viral strains from outside the body are not recognised. However, manmade substances that are injected can be designed to provoke extreme reactions in humans via various levels of tissue sterilisation and adjuvants;

Viruses cannot cross-species, for example from animal to mankind. It is impossible for humans to develop animal flus – A. Because viruses are not contagious and, B. Because animal RNA/DNA is not compatible with human RNA/DNA. The only way animal tissue can be observed in the blood is through injection of animal tissues, which make their way to the blood, bypassing the digestive tract. Only then will swine tissue, or bird tissue, or any such animal tissue appear in the body. When animal meat is consumed by a human, it is converted into human tissue. Human cells cannot produce animal cells or viruses. If we develop viruses, they are human viruses. Even if animal viruses ‘hijacked’ human cells, human cells cannot possibly produce animal viruses.

– a virus lacks the ability to replicate on its own;

– it requires the assistance of a host cells’ duplicating equipment, in order to borrow enzymes and other molecules to concoct more viruses;

– a virus is “not a living organism, it is simply a well-organised molecular parasite.” (Fabio Romero, Institute of Human Virology);

– the human body has trillions of viruses and micro-organisms present, that live in our skin, intestines, mucous membranes…

– the presence of a virus does not mean it is the cause of an illness;

– we are breathing viruses, eating them, touching them.

No Clinical Virological research ever has been able to demonstrate or prove a link between a virus and contagion. NOT ONE! 

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An Inconvenient truth about BLM founder

August 9, 2020

from a comment near Arthur Foxake’s in

Liverpool Museum’s New Slavery ‘Expert’ Is Everything You Would Expect

Charles Wade…the co-founder of BLM……was arrested for ‘Child Sex Slavery’…just 4 years ago! Yet he wants us to get hysterical about ‘slavery’ 155 years ago! What’s more alarming is his case was suddenly closed and allegedly transfered to a higher court – but it just evaporated. So HIS ….SLAVERY of minors….in 2016….is ‘fine’!!!!!

The Pandemic Route to Tranny

August 4, 2020

Ron Paul: Europeans Are Waking Up To Government COVID Tyranny. Why Are Americans Still Asleep?

Authored by Ron Paul via The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity,

Tens of thousands of Germans marched through Berlin on Saturday, proclaiming a “Day of Freedom” and demanding an end to government-mandated face masks and “social distancing.” The UK and Netherlands also saw large protests against their governments’ tyrannical actions in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

According to media accounts, the Berlin protesters held signs reading “We are being forced to wear a muzzle,” “Natural defense instead of vaccination,” and “We are making noise because you are stealing our freedom!”

Good for them!

The New York Times Tweeted that the masses of Berlin demonstrators were all “Nazis” and “conspiracy theorists.” Does the “paper of record” really want us to believe there were perhaps a million Nazis active in the streets of Berlin? Wouldn’t that be alarming?

The fact is, Europeans are realizing that their government-mandated lockdowns did little or nothing to protect them from the virus, while causing economic catastrophe and untold human suffering.

They likely looked around and noticed that Sweden, which never locked down its economy, rejected face masks, and kept its restaurants and other places of business open, did not fare any worse than the countries that have been turned into open air prisons for much of the year. In fact, Sweden had a lower death rate from the virus than strict lockdown states like the UK and France. No wonder people are starting to get angry.

COMMENTS:

5 hours ago

Hey Ron Paul , and while you’re at it, tell your son Rand to investigate the KY Medical Board case #467 1994. This whole medical /health situation is a corrupt, political cesspool. I am a retired physician  ( or was  forced into retirement because of what the KY Medical Board did to me years ago.) Now they are leaning on the doctors to NOT prescribe HCQ, Zn, Zithromax. I caught COVID even though I did all the mask and hand washing dances.  SARS 2 COVID is contagious as hell and is everywhere.  You’ll get it when you get it. Deal with it. The data is corrupt. The treatment is corrupt. The politicians and Dr Fauci are corrupt.

 

 

Avoidance Tactics and that Menu At The Cragwood

July 25, 2020

Supposed to be spending a few days at a luxury hotel in Windermere but I called it off, mainly because the great reopening is something of a letdown. Things are half open and that which we can do involves standing around in queues a lot and wearing masks. So I cried off, citing problems with leg and hip on my paralyzed side.

Then I made the mistake of looking at the gallery pix of the menu at the Cragwood Hotel where my daughter Gabby had booked us in. Pretentious does not even begin to describe the food on offer, and when I saw confit of swede as one on my five – a – day it was too much. A swede is a Mongol Wurzel, a big red turnip. I’m from Shropshire and I remember from my childhood down on the farm (ooh arr, ooh arr,) that Mangol Wurzels are mainly grown as winter feed for cattle.

confit=of-swede

I guess the orange blobs in the foreground are confit of swede. But fuck me, what are you supposed to do with that, eat it or enter it for the Turner Prize

Seriously, I wasn’t keen on going to the lakes anyway, I had hoped to go to N. Wales, dragging son Dave with Debbie along so I could take Gabby and the kids to the top of Snowdon. It was something I could join in from a wheelchair; I said Gabby Dave and the kids could walk up while me and Debbie (bad back) would take the mountain railway. Gabby was up for that but Dave was not so keen.

But it was clear stuff was not going to be open because every time the deadline for lifting restrictions gets near, the mathematical modelling wankers come up with a new scare story. So my next idea was to go to Seahouses in Northumberland and stay at the Bamburgh Castle Hotel and go over the causeway to Lindisfarne ( # me me on the corner when the lights are coming on and I’ll be there, I promise I’ll be there # …) and visit Bamburgh Castle, but no I got my arm twisted to go to the lakes (like I got my arm twisted to get a stupidphone instead of a burner)  and sure, the view of Windermere would be very nice but I saw Windermere a lot when I was schlepping up and down to Workington and Whitehaven. I haven’t spent much time in Northumberland.

It’s true about my leg and hip, they’re terrible at the moment, and then to raise my hopes only for them to be shattered again, I’ll get an odd hour when walking feels almost normal, but slower. And then everything tightens up again.  Bollocks.