Saturday, 23 January 2021

No Free Pass

Does Assaf Kaplan hold a parliamentary pass? That question needs to be asked on the floor of the House of Commons. 

Any Labour candidate has now been vetted by that foreign intelligence operative, who has hunted people of colour as an organised, competitive sport, marking an X on his headset each time that he had killed one from the comfort of his office. Like a video game. But not.

And any Labour candidate has also now been approved by the General Secretary of the Labour Party, David Evans, an employee who has recently been given absolute power over these matters. 

Whom might they pass as an acceptable candidate for the key marginal seat of North West Durham? The former MP, who lost the seat last time? Possibly, but probably not.

Leaving, in descending order of likelihood, whatever the right-wing municipal machine would have spat out in 2020 if the 2015 Parliament had run its course, some pretty boy from the football team who was barely old enough to vote and to whom no one had ever say no in his life, and some girl out of the typing pool.

I am better than any of those, and you know it. Hell, even they know it.

No So Suite

"A suite of undergraduate degrees," says the University of Leicester. Ugh. Just ugh. Cuts are demanded by the neoliberal Right. Or fake Right, since it is certainly not interested in conserving anything. The identitarian fake Left obliges by cutting Chaucer and Beowulf

As if there were not the room for other texts alongside those. Or as if their removal would achieve a damn thing for economic equality and international peace, to which anti-racism and anti-imperialism are indeed integral, and vice versa. Sacking people is not an obvious way of advancing that indivisible cause.

And of course, people whose parents could afford it would still be able to study Chaucer and Beowulf, among so very many other things. Yet the Great Books have always been fundamental to radical change. Ask the authors of many of the texts that are to replace them. In fact, we need to hear from those authors as a matter of the utmost urgency.

The Holden-Nut Nuts Challenge: Day 54

Richard Holden, Princess Nut Nuts testified against you at the trial at which you were acquitted, and since your election she has repeatedly blocked your promotion.

So why do you want the country to be run by her? This question will appear here every day until you have answered it. I am the declared and active Independent candidate for North West Durham.

Oliver Kamm Candidacy Watch: Day 59

Oliver Kamm, you consider that Richard Holden, Laura Pidcock and I are all unfit to be Members of Parliament.

In that case, then you need to announce your own parliamentary candidacy here at North West Durham. 

Put up or shut up. This post will appear daily until you do.

The Pidcock-Starmer Challenge: Day 68

Election to the National Executive Committee at Stage One is the stuff of Labour royalty, and 824 of Laura Pidcock's voters expressed no other preference.

Add quite that level of popularity within the party to the fact that she still lives here in North West Durham, and to the fact that she lost this seat by only 1,144 votes.

All in all, she is already the Labour candidate for North West Durham at the General Election of 2024. There is a certain amount of paperwork to be done, but it is nothing more than that.

Any Labour candidate at that Election will either believe that Keir Starmer ought to become Prime Minister, or will at least be pretending to believe that.

Laura is not the pretending type, so the question is this: Laura Pidcock, why do you want Keir Starmer to become Prime Minister?

Not, "Why do you want a Labour Government?" Why do you want Keir Starmer to become Prime Minister?

This question will appear here every day until you have answered it.

I am the declared and active Independent candidate for North West Durham.

Suicide Watch: Day 91

The two of you who are planning to drag me back to court, the Crown has been granted an adjournment because you have no case. And I am still here. What you really want is for me to commit suicide, which strongly suggests that you have been successful in that regard in the past. One of you has already spent nearly 20 years trying to bring about my death by my own hand. Every time that either of you sends the Police round, or what have you, then that is the intention.

But that will never be the effect. You have met your match in me, and you need to remember that while I am not permitted to name you here, you would be named in court if you pursued me there. You would be named in court as having tried to drive a man to suicide. Would that be good for business? Would that be good for political advancement? Would the Church see that as good for the Church? Think on.

This post will appear daily while you continued your doomed campaign to force me to take my own life. Each of you has clearly succeeded in forcing other people to take their own lives. But I say again, to each and both of you, that you have met your match in me. As one of you ought to have worked out a long time ago.

CPS Watch: Day 91

Keir Starmer's Crown Prosecution Service does not deny that it is an enforcement agency of the right-wing Labour machine, and that its behaviour towards me at every point has proved that conclusively, as that behaviour continues to do.

The CPS does not deny that it corrupted the jury at my trial, and that it would do the same to any jury, or to any bench of magistrates, that might try me in future. If I were ever to be convicted of anything again, then that point would be proved.

The Director of Public Prosecutions, Max Hill, does not dispute that he knows me to be innocent of the offences with which he has charged me.

His predecessor, Alison Saunders, does not dispute that she has always known me to have been innocent of the offences with which she charged me and arranged to have me convicted.

Saunders, Hill and the CPS do not dispute that they have persecuted me, and that they continue to do so, purely in order to advance their professional, political and social lives on and around the right wing of the Labour Party.

And Saunders, Hill and the CPS do not dispute that, since I am nothing special, they are certainly doing this to dozens of other people at any given time.

This post will appear daily until there is any change in the above circumstances. I am a declared and active candidate for the parliamentary seat of North West Durham at the next General Election.

My imprisonment prior to the next General Election would make me the First Past the Post, just as my conviction prior to the last one would have saved my deposit. My enemies need to think on.

Clergy Watch: Day 110

On 4th November, at Peterlee Magistrates' Court, you could not after all come along and witness the latest instalment in the lawfare against me by the right-wing Labour machine, including under it Sunday name. That same Court had granted the Crown an adjournment because it had had no case.

Nevertheless, are you a bishop, priest or deacon of the Roman Obedience who is ministering in any of the Red Wall areas: the three Northern regions, the two Midland regions, and North Wales? (Why that matters will become evident from an emerging project.)

If so, then do you believe that I am guilty of the charges against me, meaning that my accusers are telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth? Please email davidaslindsay@hotmail.com to say so. No names will be used, but a running total will appear here every day.

The current total is zero. There is no bishop, priest or deacon of the Roman Obedience who is ministering in the North of England, the Midlands, or North Wales, and who believes my accusers to be anything other than liars.

Meanwhile, the Patrons of my parliamentary campaign at North West Durham now include, as private citizens, the 12 archbishops and diocesan bishops of the Red Wall dioceses of Birmingham, Hallam, Hexham and Newcastle, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Middlesbrough, Northampton, Nottingham, Salford, Shrewsbury, and Wrexham, together with the clergy of the Escomb and Pontop Partnerships, each of which falls partly in the North West Durham constituency.

Oliver Kamm Arrest Watch: Day 170

There is more evidence to arrest Oliver Kamm than there was to convict me, and he clams up over on Guido Fawkes when asked whether or not he has been arrested. So, has Oliver Kamm been arrested? If not, why not?

Kamm faked a death threat against himself, and he used a contact at Durham, who ought also to be arrested and who may in fact have been so, to try and pin it on me. That incident is so similar to the one of which I was convicted as to call into question my conviction. A daily update will appear here until further notice.

Oliver Kamm Libel Watch: Day 201

Oliver Kamm, you are a liar, and as such you are unfit to hold your position on The Times.

Sue me.

Your bizarre CapX article, as well as numerous other statements of yours since then, have had nothing to do with the substance of my previous court case, in relation to which I maintain my innocence. So they have not already been tested in court. And they are lies.

You made up the "anti-Semitic death threat" against yourself, in a language that I could not read, and even though you are not Jewish. I was present when the Police literally laughed it out.

Like me, the Police know how you did it; they know who in Durham you used, and so do I. Eventually, you will either do time for this, or it will see you sent to a psychiatric institution, possibly both.

You are a stalker with an acknowledged history of mental illness, and I can see less and less reason why I ought not to move to have you committed. Or sent to prison. By the criteria that were used to convict me, then that would be an open and shut case.

Next time that you try and frame someone, then do not use a language, and even a script, that your target cannot read. The Police tend to laugh out that kind of thing.

Oliver Kamm, you are a liar, and as such you are unfit to hold your position on The Times. Sue me. This post will appear here daily until you do.

Not Dole

From 30 minutes in, my friend David Douglass tears to pieces the "pig ignorance" of the Any Questions? panel about the new mine in Cumbria, and especially of David Lammy for his failure to defend the decision of a Labour council. The crowdfunder for his book on the subject is here.

Detention Attention?

Every dog knows its own, and I know an obscure blogger and a serial electoral also-ran when I see one. Although I cannot decide whether or not I wish that I had his chutzpah.

Having pretended to have been fashionably Novichoked in order to attract attention, a pretence that conveniently entails still being alive, Alexei Navalny has staged a return to Moscow for the amusement of Western media outlets alone, since no one else will have noticed.

And now, he has treated them to "demonstrations" that have been astroturfed by Moscow's Western spooks, secure in the knowledge that the likes of the BBC would cover these Potemkin protests while wildly exaggerating the number of participants. Anyone would think that the hacks were spooks, too.

Next to no one in Russia has ever heard of Alexei Navalny, and if Vladimir Putin wanted him dead, then he already would be. He is no more "the Leader of the Opposition", or "a leading Opposition politician", or a "prominent activist", or anything like that in Russia, than I am in Britain. In fact, while he is only one year older than I am, I have condescended to contest a great many more elections than he ever has. Or ever will.

Friday, 22 January 2021

Credentials

Of course the head of the EU's office in London or anywhere else is not an Ambassador. Nor is Anne Sacoolas a diplomat.

The battle has only just begun, for the national and parliamentary sovereignty without which we cannot have democratic political control of the means to economic equality and to international peace.

Three Score Years And Ten?

I do not agree with Peter Hitchens about the lockdown, but that is not what the rapidly intensifying campaign against him, with Private Eye in the vanguard, is really about. 

Hitchens will be 70 this year, and last year he clocked up 20 years of writing the plum Mail on Sunday column that had previously been penned by John Junor, Alan Clark and Norman Tebbit.

The Holden-Nut Nuts Challenge: Day 53

Richard Holden, Princess Nut Nuts testified against you at the trial at which you were acquitted, and since your election she has repeatedly blocked your promotion.

So why do you want the country to be run by her? This question will appear here every day until you have answered it. I am the declared and active Independent candidate for North West Durham.

Oliver Kamm Candidacy Watch: Day 58

Oliver Kamm, you consider that Richard Holden, Laura Pidcock and I are all unfit to be Members of Parliament.

In that case, then you need to announce your own parliamentary candidacy here at North West Durham. 

Put up or shut up. This post will appear daily until you do.

The Pidcock-Starmer Challenge: Day 67

Election to the National Executive Committee at Stage One is the stuff of Labour royalty, and 824 of Laura Pidcock's voters expressed no other preference.

Add quite that level of popularity within the party to the fact that she still lives here in North West Durham, and to the fact that she lost this seat by only 1,144 votes.

All in all, she is already the Labour candidate for North West Durham at the General Election of 2024. There is a certain amount of paperwork to be done, but it is nothing more than that.

Any Labour candidate at that Election will either believe that Keir Starmer ought to become Prime Minister, or will at least be pretending to believe that.

Laura is not the pretending type, so the question is this: Laura Pidcock, why do you want Keir Starmer to become Prime Minister?

Not, "Why do you want a Labour Government?" Why do you want Keir Starmer to become Prime Minister?

This question will appear here every day until you have answered it.

I am the declared and active Independent candidate for North West Durham.

Suicide Watch: Day 90

The two of you who are planning to drag me back to court, the Crown has been granted an adjournment because you have no case. And I am still here. What you really want is for me to commit suicide, which strongly suggests that you have been successful in that regard in the past. One of you has already spent nearly 20 years trying to bring about my death by my own hand. Every time that either of you sends the Police round, or what have you, then that is the intention.

But that will never be the effect. You have met your match in me, and you need to remember that while I am not permitted to name you here, you would be named in court if you pursued me there. You would be named in court as having tried to drive a man to suicide. Would that be good for business? Would that be good for political advancement? Would the Church see that as good for the Church? Think on.

This post will appear daily while you continued your doomed campaign to force me to take my own life. Each of you has clearly succeeded in forcing other people to take their own lives. But I say again, to each and both of you, that you have met your match in me. As one of you ought to have worked out a long time ago.

CPS Watch: Day 90

Keir Starmer's Crown Prosecution Service does not deny that it is an enforcement agency of the right-wing Labour machine, and that its behaviour towards me at every point has proved that conclusively, as that behaviour continues to do.

The CPS does not deny that it corrupted the jury at my trial, and that it would do the same to any jury, or to any bench of magistrates, that might try me in future. If I were ever to be convicted of anything again, then that point would be proved.

The Director of Public Prosecutions, Max Hill, does not dispute that he knows me to be innocent of the offences with which he has charged me.

His predecessor, Alison Saunders, does not dispute that she has always known me to have been innocent of the offences with which she charged me and arranged to have me convicted.

Saunders, Hill and the CPS do not dispute that they have persecuted me, and that they continue to do so, purely in order to advance their professional, political and social lives on and around the right wing of the Labour Party.

And Saunders, Hill and the CPS do not dispute that, since I am nothing special, they are certainly doing this to dozens of other people at any given time.

This post will appear daily until there is any change in the above circumstances. I am a declared and active candidate for the parliamentary seat of North West Durham at the next General Election.

My imprisonment prior to the next General Election would make me the First Past the Post, just as my conviction prior to the last one would have saved my deposit. My enemies need to think on.

Clergy Watch: Day 109

On 4th November, at Peterlee Magistrates' Court, you could not after all come along and witness the latest instalment in the lawfare against me by the right-wing Labour machine, including under it Sunday name. That same Court had granted the Crown an adjournment because it had had no case.

Nevertheless, are you a bishop, priest or deacon of the Roman Obedience who is ministering in any of the Red Wall areas: the three Northern regions, the two Midland regions, and North Wales? (Why that matters will become evident from an emerging project.)

If so, then do you believe that I am guilty of the charges against me, meaning that my accusers are telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth? Please email davidaslindsay@hotmail.com to say so. No names will be used, but a running total will appear here every day.

The current total is zero. There is no bishop, priest or deacon of the Roman Obedience who is ministering in the North of England, the Midlands, or North Wales, and who believes my accusers to be anything other than liars.

Meanwhile, the Patrons of my parliamentary campaign at North West Durham now include, as private citizens, the 12 archbishops and diocesan bishops of the Red Wall dioceses of Birmingham, Hallam, Hexham and Newcastle, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Middlesbrough, Northampton, Nottingham, Salford, Shrewsbury, and Wrexham, together with the clergy of the Escomb and Pontop Partnerships, each of which falls partly in the North West Durham constituency.

Oliver Kamm Arrest Watch: Day 169

There is more evidence to arrest Oliver Kamm than there was to convict me, and he clams up over on Guido Fawkes when asked whether or not he has been arrested. So, has Oliver Kamm been arrested? If not, why not?

Kamm faked a death threat against himself, and he used a contact at Durham, who ought also to be arrested and who may in fact have been so, to try and pin it on me. That incident is so similar to the one of which I was convicted as to call into question my conviction. A daily update will appear here until further notice.

Oliver Kamm Libel Watch: Day 200

Oliver Kamm, you are a liar, and as such you are unfit to hold your position on The Times.

Sue me.

Your bizarre CapX article, as well as numerous other statements of yours since then, have had nothing to do with the substance of my previous court case, in relation to which I maintain my innocence. So they have not already been tested in court. And they are lies.

You made up the "anti-Semitic death threat" against yourself, in a language that I could not read, and even though you are not Jewish. I was present when the Police literally laughed it out.

Like me, the Police know how you did it; they know who in Durham you used, and so do I. Eventually, you will either do time for this, or it will see you sent to a psychiatric institution, possibly both.

You are a stalker with an acknowledged history of mental illness, and I can see less and less reason why I ought not to move to have you committed. Or sent to prison. By the criteria that were used to convict me, then that would be an open and shut case.

Next time that you try and frame someone, then do not use a language, and even a script, that your target cannot read. The Police tend to laugh out that kind of thing.

Oliver Kamm, you are a liar, and as such you are unfit to hold your position on The Times. Sue me. This post will appear here daily until you do.

"Across County Durham"?

Why is there no Covid-19 vaccination site in Consett, most obviously at Shotley Bridge? It makes no difference to me personally. From Lanchester, I can just as easily make it to Durham or to Stanley. But it is a striking omission.



Councillor Alex Watson, Alderman Clive Robson and I are campaigning for the National Infrastructure Bank to be headquartered in Consett. Consett was emblematic of deindustrialisation in the 1980s, and it is the largest town in North West Durham, which has come to be regarded as the archetypal Red Wall seat.

You Can

Splendid news about Nissan. Now to bring the battery production here. Like trains, electric vehicles on the roads can be run, not on imported oil, but on domestically generated electricity. Where would you charge them? Well, where did you refuel cars until someone set up the facilities? The business of business is business. And this is why we have a State. Those two statements could not be more compatible.

Making possible many good things, including an all-of-the-above transport policy, there needs to be an all-of-the-above energy policy based around civil nuclear power and this country's vast reserves of coal. Proponents of wind turbines, how do you think that steel is manufactured? The business of business is business. And this is why we have a State. Those two statements could not be more compatible.

And now to get the Volkswagen Group to move to this historically industrial County of Durham all of its production for the British market that was not already located here in the United Kingdom, as a very small amount is. Yes, I have been pushing this one ever since the referendum. But there are now three Conservative as well as three Labour MPs for the area covered by Durham County Council, which would itself go to No Overall Control this May if we played our cards right. The dinosaurs are in the process of extinction.

The Fire Still Burns

The British Gas workers are fighting against fire and rehire, with the Labour Party making approving noises, if not exactly doing very much.

But fire and rehire was of course what Durham County Council, Labour throughout living memory, did to the Teaching Assistants at Christmas 2016 in order to cut their pay by 23 per cent.

That Council's wing is now back in control of the Labour Party, so what does Keir Starmer have to say about that?

Something To Take Away

"I am a British citizen, and no one can take that away from me," said Arlene Foster on Question Time. Not so fast, Shamima. You were born in Enniskillen, which, being in County Fermanagh, is on the island of Ireland. Rather amusingly, your maiden name was Kelly.

Shamima Begum went off to fight for the side that we were actively supporting in Syria, and which it is still British Government policy to say should have won. But this is not even about that. Under Shamima's Law, if you would merely qualify for another nationality, whether or not you held it or wanted it, then your British citizenship could now be revoked at a stroke of the Home Secretary's pen.

If you are one of the huge proportion of the population of Great Britain with an ancestral connection to Ireland, or if you are almost any of the current inhabitants of Northern Ireland, including the First Minister and all eight DUP MPs, then your British citizenship could now be revoked at a stroke of the Home Secretary's pen. 

Saint Helena will never become independent, so I am all right this side of Scottish independence. But beyond the fair South Atlantic, most of Britain's former colonies in the Caribbean are independent now. And 50 per cent of people in Britain with an Afro-Caribbean parent also have a white parent. If you are in that position, even if your other ancestors have been Anglo-Saxon for as long as there have been any Anglo-Saxons, or even if Julius Caesar heard them speaking the language that was now Welsh, then your British citizenship could now be revoked at a stroke of the Home Secretary's pen.

And if you would qualify under Israel's Law of Return, which is considerably looser than the Rabbinical definition of who is Jewish, then your British citizenship could now be revoked at a stroke of the Home Secretary's pen. How about that for anti-Semitism? I would not support such a punishment for the 400 wedding feasters of Stamford Hill. But it worth thinking about.

And When Did She Know It?

It is all kicking off in Scotland tonight.

Thursday, 21 January 2021

Chalking It Up

An eye-watering number of deaths again today. Monday 4th January 2021 must go down as one of the most remarkable days in our history.

For that one day only, all concerned were ordered back to school. What did they teach and learn, that was worth this? I want to know it, too.

The Holden-Nut Nuts Challenge: Day 52

Richard Holden, Princess Nut Nuts testified against you at the trial at which you were acquitted, and since your election she has repeatedly blocked your promotion.

So why do you want the country to be run by her? This question will appear here every day until you have answered it. I am the declared and active Independent candidate for North West Durham.

Oliver Kamm Candidacy Watch: Day 57

Oliver Kamm, you consider that Richard Holden, Laura Pidcock and I are all unfit to be Members of Parliament.

In that case, then you need to announce your own parliamentary candidacy here at North West Durham. 

Put up or shut up. This post will appear daily until you do.

The Pidcock-Starmer Challenge: Day 66

Election to the National Executive Committee at Stage One is the stuff of Labour royalty, and 824 of Laura Pidcock's voters expressed no other preference.

Add quite that level of popularity within the party to the fact that she still lives here in North West Durham, and to the fact that she lost this seat by only 1,144 votes last year.

All in all, she is already the Labour candidate for North West Durham at the General Election of 2024. There is a certain amount of paperwork to be done, but it is nothing more than that.

Any Labour candidate at that Election will either believe that Keir Starmer ought to become Prime Minister, or will at least be pretending to believe that.

Laura is not the pretending type, so the question is this: Laura Pidcock, why do you want Keir Starmer to become Prime Minister?

Not, "Why do you want a Labour Government?" Why do you want Keir Starmer to become Prime Minister?

This question will appear here every day until you have answered it.

I am the declared and active Independent candidate for North West Durham.

Suicide Watch: Day 89

The two of you who are planning to drag me back to court, the Crown has been granted an adjournment because you have no case. And I am still here. What you really want is for me to commit suicide, which strongly suggests that you have been successful in that regard in the past. One of you has already spent nearly 20 years trying to bring about my death by my own hand. Every time that either of you sends the Police round, or what have you, then that is the intention.

But that will never be the effect. You have met your match in me, and you need to remember that while I am not permitted to name you here, you would be named in court if you pursued me there. You would be named in court as having tried to drive a man to suicide. Would that be good for business? Would that be good for political advancement? Would the Church see that as good for the Church? Think on.

This post will appear daily while you continued your doomed campaign to force me to take my own life. Each of you has clearly succeeded in forcing other people to take their own lives. But I say again, to each and both of you, that you have met your match in me. As one of you ought to have worked out a long time ago.

CPS Watch: Day 89

Keir Starmer's Crown Prosecution Service does not deny that it is an enforcement agency of the right-wing Labour machine, and that its behaviour towards me at every point has proved that conclusively, as that behaviour continues to do.

The CPS does not deny that it corrupted the jury at my trial, and that it would do the same to any jury, or to any bench of magistrates, that might try me in future. If I were ever to be convicted of anything again, then that point would be proved.

The Director of Public Prosecutions, Max Hill, does not dispute that he knows me to be innocent of the offences with which he has charged me.

His predecessor, Alison Saunders, does not dispute that she has always known me to have been innocent of the offences with which she charged me and arranged to have me convicted.

Saunders, Hill and the CPS do not dispute that they have persecuted me, and that they continue to do so, purely in order to advance their professional, political and social lives on and around the right wing of the Labour Party.

And Saunders, Hill and the CPS do not dispute that, since I am nothing special, they are certainly doing this to dozens of other people at any given time.

This post will appear daily until there is any change in the above circumstances. I am a declared and active candidate for the parliamentary seat of North West Durham at the next General Election.

My imprisonment prior to the next General Election would make me the First Past the Post, just as my conviction prior to the last one would have saved my deposit. My enemies need to think on.

Clergy Watch: Day 108

On 4th November, at Peterlee Magistrates' Court, you could not after all come along and witness the latest instalment in the lawfare against me by the right-wing Labour machine, including under it Sunday name. That same Court had granted the Crown an adjournment because it had had no case.

Nevertheless, are you a bishop, priest or deacon of the Roman Obedience who is ministering in any of the Red Wall areas: the three Northern regions, the two Midland regions, and North Wales? (Why that matters will become evident from an emerging project.)

If so, then do you believe that I am guilty of the charges against me, meaning that my accusers are telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth? Please email davidaslindsay@hotmail.com to say so. No names will be used, but a running total will appear here every day.

The current total is zero. There is no bishop, priest or deacon of the Roman Obedience who is ministering in the North of England, the Midlands, or North Wales, and who believes my accusers to be anything other than liars.

Meanwhile, the Patrons of my parliamentary campaign at North West Durham now include, as private citizens, the 12 archbishops and diocesan bishops of the Red Wall dioceses of Birmingham, Hallam, Hexham and Newcastle, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Middlesbrough, Northampton, Nottingham, Salford, Shrewsbury, and Wrexham, together with the clergy of the Escomb and Pontop Partnerships, each of which falls partly in the North West Durham constituency.

Oliver Kamm Arrest Watch: Day 168

There is more evidence to arrest Oliver Kamm than there was to convict me, and he clams up over on Guido Fawkes when asked whether or not he has been arrested. So, has Oliver Kamm been arrested? If not, why not?

Kamm faked a death threat against himself, and he used a contact at Durham, who ought also to be arrested and who may in fact have been so, to try and pin it on me. That incident is so similar to the one of which I was convicted as to call into question my conviction. A daily update will appear here until further notice.

Oliver Kamm Libel Watch: Day 199

Oliver Kamm, you are a liar, and as such you are unfit to hold your position on The Times.

Sue me.

Your bizarre CapX article, as well as numerous other statements of yours since then, have had nothing to do with the substance of my previous court case, in relation to which I maintain my innocence. So they have not already been tested in court. And they are lies.

You made up the "anti-Semitic death threat" against yourself, in a language that I could not read, and even though you are not Jewish. I was present when the Police literally laughed it out.

Like me, the Police know how you did it; they know who in Durham you used, and so do I. Eventually, you will either do time for this, or it will see you sent to a psychiatric institution, possibly both.

You are a stalker with an acknowledged history of mental illness, and I can see less and less reason why I ought not to move to have you committed. Or sent to prison. By the criteria that were used to convict me, then that would be an open and shut case.

Next time that you try and frame someone, then do not use a language, and even a script, that your target cannot read. The Police tend to laugh out that kind of thing.

Oliver Kamm, you are a liar, and as such you are unfit to hold your position on The Times. Sue me. This post will appear here daily until you do.

New Media, Indeed

As a supporter of the Project for Peace and Justice, I am sorry that it is campaigning against News UK TV and against GB News.

What is so wonderful about the existing media? Do Jeremy Corbyn and his supporters get on Sky, or ITN, or the BBC? Do those outlets give them a fair hearing?

Instead, the Project ought to have approached the new networks with a proposal for a weekly programme to which Corbyn would be a contributor, most obviously as a panellist.

People would have watched that. It would have been a commercially viable proposition. Plenty of the rest of us on the Left would take any gig that was going. But no one else has Corbyn's box office appeal. This is an abrogation of responsibility.

Perced To The Roote?

This one bewilders me. Have they ever read Chaucer? What do they think that The Canterbury Tales are about?

Preventing and Combating

We had assumed that our "We told you so" moment would be when Joe Biden launched a war, perhaps the one against Iran that you were always saying that Donald Trump was going to launch.

But that moment has turned out to be the legal abolition of women at the stroke of a pen. The lesser evil is still evil, and in any case there was no lesser evil between Biden and Trump.

This Disparity Is Alarming

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Even as we celebrate the first shots of the COVID-19 vaccines administered in the UK, it is increasingly clear that poorer countries will have to wait years to access the treatment and protect their people. Some rich countries have acquired enough doses to vaccinate their entire populations nearly three times over, while experts suggest that nine out of ten people in poor countries will not receive a vaccine this year.

This disparity is alarming. For the majority of people in the Global South, the virus and now, it seems, the vaccine, are refracted through legacies of colonialism, public services decimated by IMF-enforced austerity programs, and supply chains embedded in a global economy that replicate imperialism. The United Nations estimates that nearly half of all jobs in Africa could be lost, while Oxfam calculates that the virus’ economic impact may push half a billion people into poverty.

This pandemic came to a world already in crisis, compounding climate catastrophe, economic sanctions and border regimes, pharmaceutical greed, and privatised health systems built to serve a tiny elite. Precarious workers and the marginalised suffered most, even as reactionary politicians around the world found new vocabulary to demonise migrants and minorities for the ills of the pandemic.

If indeed the Covid-19 vaccines are to end the pandemic, we know what needs to happen: 60% of the world must be inoculated to achieve herd immunity. Yet we continue to act as though any one country can end the crisis alone by repeatedly thwarting attempts at global solidarity, coordinated action, and ultimately, international justice.

A few weeks after the World Health Organization declared Covid-19 a global pandemic, the Costa Rican President proposed setting up a Technology Access Pool to facilitate voluntary sharing of health technology, intellectual property, and data. This was inimical to pharma companies’ bottom line and discarded with little fanfare by their ruling protectors.

A few months later, its successor, the COVAX Facility for vaccine distribution – an effort to subsidize vaccines for developing countries – seemed promising. It now contends with a shortfall of US$28 billion.

And now, close to a year in, a handful of the richest countries, including the UK, are opposing a proposal at the World Trade Organization to waive intellectual property barriers to aid a swift and just Covid-19 response. Even as the UK began to receive the first doses of the vaccine, it joined the rich bloc in voting against the proposal, dooming large swathes of the world to contend with the pandemic alone. Big pharma’s executives retained their profits.

We call on the UK government to reverse its opposition to widely available and affordable vaccines for the world’s poorer nations and to work with countries like South Africa and India through the WTO to ensure big pharma’s mega profits aren’t more important that global health.

Not On The Mend

Oliver Kamm's new book has finally received a rating, but still no review, on Amazon. It is a five star rating, painfully obviously awarded by Kamm himself. I am laughing. A lot.

Meanwhile, only the newspaper for which Kamm himself writes has reviewed that book, having given it to someone who was young enough to be told to write or else. I am laughing. A lot.

Down The Drain

So much for having drained the swamp. Donald Trump pardoned assorted rappers, campaign donors, and friends of friends. 

But not Julian Assange or Edward Snowden. Republican Senators might otherwise have voted to convict Trump at his impending trial.

This effectively confirms that he intends to run for President in 2024. But to what end, exactly?

Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Dying With, Dying Of

1820 deaths. The highest ever, for the second day in succession. 93,000 in all. Yet Boris Johnson is surrounded by the people who said that it was a hoax, that it was only the flu, and all that. "Dying with, not dying of," as if that made them sound clever. Suggestions that doctors were being paid extra to certify deaths from old age as deaths from Covid-19. Blowhard insistence that it was all going to be over in a few weeks. 

Whatever else Lord Sumption may be, he has very little political or media experience, so he has airily let the eugenic cat out of the bag. Johnson was directly employed by that sort until the day that he became Prime Minister. He will be so again, from the day that he had ceased to be Prime Minister. Hence the premature lifting of the first lockdown. It all stems from that. When we have arrived at 100,000 deaths, well within a week from now, then it will be because of that.

Why, If It Prosper

Keir Starmer was the Director of Public Prosecutions from 1st November 2008 to 1st November 2013. On 13th December 2014, a mere 13 months later, he was selected by the Labour Party as its candidate for its very safe seat of Holborn and St Pancras, beating other shortlisted applicants who included both the Leader of Camden Council and her predecessor.

This boggles the mind of anyone who has ever been a member of the Labour Party, as does its election of a Leader who had been a Member of Parliament for a mere five years, and who had been a member of the party for barely longer than that. Whatever might be going on?

Well, in 2011, Starmer obtained for himself as DPP a new power of veto over arrest warrants, after Westminster Magistrates' Court had impertinently issued one for the former Israeli Foreign Minister, Tzipi Livni, thereby delaying her planned visit to London.

And now, a plain and simple Israeli spy has been appointed to a position in Starmer's publicly funded office, from which to spy on Labour Party members and on who knows who else. That job was "advertised" in September of last year. One month later, Assaf Kaplan moved to London. Priti Patel's Home Office had issued him with a visa for this, a visa that he continues to hold.

The people who wrote the EHRC report into Labour anti-Semitism under Jeremy Corbyn have since been sacked by the Conservative Government. That report is now a dead letter, and best ignored. But no one in 2011 or in 2014 thought that Corbyn might ever have become Leader of the Labour Party. This flagrant Mossad project to make Starmer a Labour MP, then Leader, and eventually Prime Minister, would have happened with or without the Corbyn phenomenon. The question is whether any foreign state, no matter which one it may be, should be able to groom and cultivate its favourite all the way to the office of Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

At huge journalistic and political cost to myself, I was right for decades about Harriet Harman and the Paedophile Information Exchange. By the time of the murder of Jo Cox, I had been right for many years about the rise of Far Right terrorism in Britain. I spent the 2005 Parliament forlornly pointing out that it was psephologically impossible for the Conservatives to win an overall majority at the following General Election. On the day that the General Election was called in 2017, I said that there would be a hung Parliament, a prediction that was made by absolutely no one else at all. And I am right about this, too.

The Holden-Nut Nuts Challenge: Day 51

Richard Holden, Princess Nut Nuts testified against you at the trial at which you were acquitted, and since your election she has repeatedly blocked your promotion.

So why do you want the country to be run by her? This question will appear here every day until you have answered it. I am the declared and active Independent candidate for North West Durham.

Oliver Kamm Candidacy Watch: Day 56

Oliver Kamm, you consider that Richard Holden, Laura Pidcock and I are all unfit to be Members of Parliament.

In that case, then you need to announce your own parliamentary candidacy here at North West Durham. 

Put up or shut up. This post will appear daily until you do.

The Pidcock-Starmer Challenge: Day 65

Election to the National Executive Committee at Stage One is the stuff of Labour royalty, and 824 of Laura Pidcock's voters expressed no other preference.

Add quite that level of popularity within the party to the fact that she still lives here in North West Durham, and to the fact that she lost this seat by only 1,144 votes last year.

All in all, she is already the Labour candidate for North West Durham at the General Election of 2024. There is a certain amount of paperwork to be done, but it is nothing more than that.

Any Labour candidate at that Election will either believe that Keir Starmer ought to become Prime Minister, or will at least be pretending to believe that.

Laura is not the pretending type, so the question is this: Laura Pidcock, why do you want Keir Starmer to become Prime Minister?

Not, "Why do you want a Labour Government?" Why do you want Keir Starmer to become Prime Minister?

This question will appear here every day until you have answered it.

I am the declared and active Independent candidate for North West Durham.

Suicide Watch: Day 88

The two of you who are planning to drag me back to court, the Crown has been granted an adjournment because you have no case. And I am still here. What you really want is for me to commit suicide, which strongly suggests that you have been successful in that regard in the past. One of you has already spent nearly 20 years trying to bring about my death by my own hand. Every time that either of you sends the Police round, or what have you, then that is the intention.

But that will never be the effect. You have met your match in me, and you need to remember that while I am not permitted to name you here, you would be named in court if you pursued me there. You would be named in court as having tried to drive a man to suicide. Would that be good for business? Would that be good for political advancement? Would the Church see that as good for the Church? Think on.

This post will appear daily while you continued your doomed campaign to force me to take my own life. Each of you has clearly succeeded in forcing other people to take their own lives. But I say again, to each and both of you, that you have met your match in me. As one of you ought to have worked out a long time ago.

CPS Watch: Day 88

Keir Starmer's Crown Prosecution Service does not deny that it is an enforcement agency of the right-wing Labour machine, and that its behaviour towards me at every point has proved that conclusively, as that behaviour continues to do.

The CPS does not deny that it corrupted the jury at my trial, and that it would do the same to any jury, or to any bench of magistrates, that might try me in future. If I were ever to be convicted of anything again, then that point would be proved.

The Director of Public Prosecutions, Max Hill, does not dispute that he knows me to be innocent of the offences with which he has charged me.

His predecessor, Alison Saunders, does not dispute that she has always known me to have been innocent of the offences with which she charged me and arranged to have me convicted.

Saunders, Hill and the CPS do not dispute that they have persecuted me, and that they continue to do so, purely in order to advance their professional, political and social lives on and around the right wing of the Labour Party.

And Saunders, Hill and the CPS do not dispute that, since I am nothing special, they are certainly doing this to dozens of other people at any given time.

This post will appear daily until there is any change in the above circumstances. I am a declared and active candidate for the parliamentary seat of North West Durham at the next General Election.

My imprisonment prior to the next General Election would make me the First Past the Post, just as my conviction prior to the last one would have saved my deposit. My enemies need to think on.

Clergy Watch: Day 107

On 4th November, at Peterlee Magistrates' Court, you could not after all come along and witness the latest instalment in the lawfare against me by the right-wing Labour machine, including under it Sunday name. That same Court had granted the Crown an adjournment because it had had no case.

Nevertheless, are you a bishop, priest or deacon of the Roman Obedience who is ministering in any of the Red Wall areas: the three Northern regions, the two Midland regions, and North Wales? (Why that matters will become evident from an emerging project.)

If so, then do you believe that I am guilty of the charges against me, meaning that my accusers are telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth? Please email davidaslindsay@hotmail.com to say so. No names will be used, but a running total will appear here every day.

The current total is zero. There is no bishop, priest or deacon of the Roman Obedience who is ministering in the North of England, the Midlands, or North Wales, and who believes my accusers to be anything other than liars.

Meanwhile, the Patrons of my parliamentary campaign at North West Durham now include, as private citizens, the 12 archbishops and diocesan bishops of the Red Wall dioceses of Birmingham, Hallam, Hexham and Newcastle, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Middlesbrough, Northampton, Nottingham, Salford, Shrewsbury, and Wrexham, together with the clergy of the Escomb and Pontop Partnerships, each of which falls partly in the North West Durham constituency.

Oliver Kamm Arrest Watch: Day 167

There is more evidence to arrest Oliver Kamm than there was to convict me, and he clams up over on Guido Fawkes when asked whether or not he has been arrested. So, has Oliver Kamm been arrested? If not, why not?

Kamm faked a death threat against himself, and he used a contact at Durham, who ought also to be arrested and who may in fact have been so, to try and pin it on me. That incident is so similar to the one of which I was convicted as to call into question my conviction. A daily update will appear here until further notice.

Oliver Kamm Libel Watch: Day 198

Oliver Kamm, you are a liar, and as such you are unfit to hold your position on The Times.

Sue me.

Your bizarre CapX article, as well as numerous other statements of yours since then, have had nothing to do with the substance of my previous court case, in relation to which I maintain my innocence. So they have not already been tested in court. And they are lies.

You made up the "anti-Semitic death threat" against yourself, in a language that I could not read, and even though you are not Jewish. I was present when the Police literally laughed it out.

Like me, the Police know how you did it; they know who in Durham you used, and so do I. Eventually, you will either do time for this, or it will see you sent to a psychiatric institution, possibly both.

You are a stalker with an acknowledged history of mental illness, and I can see less and less reason why I ought not to move to have you committed. Or sent to prison. By the criteria that were used to convict me, then that would be an open and shut case.

Next time that you try and frame someone, then do not use a language, and even a script, that your target cannot read. The Police tend to laugh out that kind of thing.

Oliver Kamm, you are a liar, and as such you are unfit to hold your position on The Times. Sue me. This post will appear here daily until you do.

Tuesday, 19 January 2021

Backlog

Delays in criminal court proceedings, often for years, are not accidental, and they are certainly not a consequence of Covid-19. 

They are built into a system that is designed to wear down defendants. And they always have been.

Lo and behold, proposed "solutions" include removing the right to elect trial, and otherwise restricting trial by jury.

Although even that is just cutting out the middleman.

Do Not Be Bound

No one voted against keeping the uplift in Universal Credit, and the DUP voted in favour of doing so. The Government is ruling nothing out. To keep this kind of clout, then all Opposition parties and enough Conservative MPs need to make it clear that they would vote down the boundary changes.

Those would deliver the same number of MPs, but with 30 Red Wall seats abolished in favour of new Conservative-Liberal Democrat marginals in the Woke Rejoinerland where anyone still believed in Thatcherite economic policy or in Blairite foreign policy.

All Right?

Tomorrow, the United States will acquire a President who once plagiarised Neil Kinnock.

Keep saying that until it quite sinks in: Joe Biden once plagiarised Neil Kinnock.

The More Arresting Comparator

There is a lot wrong with this, but there is one point that I do not know how I had never been noticed before. 

The Young Fogeyism that Jacob Rees-Mogg embodies, and which has so clearly influenced Boris Johnson, was just a fashion subculture of their youth. There is nothing eternal or perennial about it. They may as well present themselves as punks, or goths, or New Romantics.

As Rafael Behr puts it, we have "Rees-Mogg, in fancy dress, strutting the parliamentary stage as if he has been there for centuries, although he was born a year after Kylie Minogue."

The Holden-Nut Nuts Challenge: Day 50

Richard Holden, Princess Nut Nuts testified against you at the trial at which you were acquitted, and since your election she has repeatedly blocked your promotion.

So why do you want the country to be run by her? This question will appear here every day until you have answered it. I am the declared and active Independent candidate for North West Durham.

Oliver Kamm Candidacy Watch: Day 55

Oliver Kamm, you consider that Richard Holden, Laura Pidcock and I are all unfit to be Members of Parliament.

In that case, then you need to announce your own parliamentary candidacy here at North West Durham. 

Put up or shut up. This post will appear daily until you do.

The Pidcock-Starmer Challenge: Day 64

Election to the National Executive Committee at Stage One is the stuff of Labour royalty, and 824 of Laura Pidcock's voters expressed no other preference.

Add quite that level of popularity within the party to the fact that she still lives here in North West Durham, and to the fact that she lost this seat by only 1,144 votes last year.

All in all, she is already the Labour candidate for North West Durham at the General Election of 2024. There is a certain amount of paperwork to be done, but it is nothing more than that.

Any Labour candidate at that Election will either believe that Keir Starmer ought to become Prime Minister, or will at least be pretending to believe that.

Laura is not the pretending type, so the question is this: Laura Pidcock, why do you want Keir Starmer to become Prime Minister?

Not, "Why do you want a Labour Government?" Why do you want Keir Starmer to become Prime Minister?

This question will appear here every day until you have answered it.

I am the declared and active Independent candidate for North West Durham.

Suicide Watch: Day 87

The two of you who are planning to drag me back to court, the Crown has been granted an adjournment because you have no case. And I am still here. What you really want is for me to commit suicide, which strongly suggests that you have been successful in that regard in the past. One of you has already spent nearly 20 years trying to bring about my death by my own hand. Every time that either of you sends the Police round, or what have you, then that is the intention.

But that will never be the effect. You have met your match in me, and you need to remember that while I am not permitted to name you here, you would be named in court if you pursued me there. You would be named in court as having tried to drive a man to suicide. Would that be good for business? Would that be good for political advancement? Would the Church see that as good for the Church? Think on.

This post will appear daily while you continued your doomed campaign to force me to take my own life. Each of you has clearly succeeded in forcing other people to take their own lives. But I say again, to each and both of you, that you have met your match in me. As one of you ought to have worked out a long time ago.

CPS Watch: Day 87

Keir Starmer's Crown Prosecution Service does not deny that it is an enforcement agency of the right-wing Labour machine, and that its behaviour towards me at every point has proved that conclusively, as that behaviour continues to do.

The CPS does not deny that it corrupted the jury at my trial, and that it would do the same to any jury, or to any bench of magistrates, that might try me in future. If I were ever to be convicted of anything again, then that point would be proved.

The Director of Public Prosecutions, Max Hill, does not dispute that he knows me to be innocent of the offences with which he has charged me.

His predecessor, Alison Saunders, does not dispute that she has always known me to have been innocent of the offences with which she charged me and arranged to have me convicted.

Saunders, Hill and the CPS do not dispute that they have persecuted me, and that they continue to do so, purely in order to advance their professional, political and social lives on and around the right wing of the Labour Party.

And Saunders, Hill and the CPS do not dispute that, since I am nothing special, they are certainly doing this to dozens of other people at any given time.

This post will appear daily until there is any change in the above circumstances. I am a declared and active candidate for the parliamentary seat of North West Durham at the next General Election.

My imprisonment prior to the next General Election would make me the First Past the Post, just as my conviction prior to the last one would have saved my deposit. My enemies need to think on.

Clergy Watch: Day 106

On 4th November, at Peterlee Magistrates' Court, you could not after all come along and witness the latest instalment in the lawfare against me by the right-wing Labour machine, including under it Sunday name. That same Court had granted the Crown an adjournment because it had had no case.

Nevertheless, are you a bishop, priest or deacon of the Roman Obedience who is ministering in any of the Red Wall areas: the three Northern regions, the two Midland regions, and North Wales? (Why that matters will become evident from an emerging project.)

If so, then do you believe that I am guilty of the charges against me, meaning that my accusers are telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth? Please email davidaslindsay@hotmail.com to say so. No names will be used, but a running total will appear here every day.

The current total is zero. There is no bishop, priest or deacon of the Roman Obedience who is ministering in the North of England, the Midlands, or North Wales, and who believes my accusers to be anything other than liars.

Meanwhile, the Patrons of my parliamentary campaign at North West Durham now include, as private citizens, the 12 archbishops and diocesan bishops of the Red Wall dioceses of Birmingham, Hallam, Hexham and Newcastle, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Middlesbrough, Northampton, Nottingham, Salford, Shrewsbury, and Wrexham, together with the clergy of the Escomb and Pontop Partnerships, each of which falls partly in the North West Durham constituency.

Oliver Kamm Arrest Watch: Day 166

There is more evidence to arrest Oliver Kamm than there was to convict me, and he clams up over on Guido Fawkes when asked whether or not he has been arrested. So, has Oliver Kamm been arrested? If not, why not?

Kamm faked a death threat against himself, and he used a contact at Durham, who ought also to be arrested and who may in fact have been so, to try and pin it on me. That incident is so similar to the one of which I was convicted as to call into question my conviction. A daily update will appear here until further notice.

Oliver Kamm Libel Watch: Day 197

Oliver Kamm, you are a liar, and as such you are unfit to hold your position on The Times.

Sue me.

Your bizarre CapX article, as well as numerous other statements of yours since then, have had nothing to do with the substance of my previous court case, in relation to which I maintain my innocence. So they have not already been tested in court. And they are lies.

You made up the "anti-Semitic death threat" against yourself, in a language that I could not read, and even though you are not Jewish. I was present when the Police literally laughed it out.

Like me, the Police know how you did it; they know who in Durham you used, and so do I. Eventually, you will either do time for this, or it will see you sent to a psychiatric institution, possibly both.

You are a stalker with an acknowledged history of mental illness, and I can see less and less reason why I ought not to move to have you committed. Or sent to prison. By the criteria that were used to convict me, then that would be an open and shut case.

Next time that you try and frame someone, then do not use a language, and even a script, that your target cannot read. The Police tend to laugh out that kind of thing.

Oliver Kamm, you are a liar, and as such you are unfit to hold your position on The Times. Sue me. This post will appear here daily until you do.

People Power?

No serious person has ever suggested that Juan Guaidó had won a Venezuelan Presidential Election.

No one has ever suggested that Alexei Navalny had been elected to anything, or that most Russians had heard of him; if Vladimir Putin considered him a threat, then he would already be dead. 

Yet contrast the fawning over those two with the failure to support the undoubted winner of the Ugandan Presidential Election, Bobi Wine.

Blood On The Headset

It bears repetition that the people who wrote the EHRC report into “Labour anti-Semitism” have since been sacked by the Conservative Government. Just ignore that report, and if the other side made a fuss, then reply that, “You’ve sacked the people who wrote it.” 

Instead, though, Labour has appointed a “Social Listening and Organizing Manager”, even spelt like that, who is a veteran of the Israeli Unit 8200. That is a military intelligence operation whose members are noted for marking an X on their headsets each time that they killed a Palestinian, a practice known as the blood on the headset. And no one ever really leaves something like that.

But this Israeli spy, Assaf Kaplan, had much the same job with the once-dominant Israeli Labor Party when it fell to a mere six seats; it now has three, and it is on course for none in March. He is in the Leader of the Opposition’s Office, where his repetition of that trick will be public money well spent.

Ah, the Leader of the Opposition. The Conservative Party has proposed one of its members and donors, Andrew Cayley QC, for appointment as Chief Inspector of the Crown Prosecution Service, as if it had won a General Election. He says: “If you look at the current Leader of the Labour Party, he went from being the Director of Public Prosecutions to gaining one of the safest Labour London seats in about 15 months, and I don’t think anyone questioned that.” I did. I do. And I will.

Monday, 18 January 2021

The Holden-Nut Nuts Challenge: Day 49

Richard Holden, Princess Nut Nuts testified against you at the trial at which you were acquitted, and since your election she has repeatedly blocked your promotion.

So why do you want the country to be run by her? This question will appear here every day until you have answered it. I am the declared and active Independent candidate for North West Durham.

Oliver Kamm Candidacy Watch: Day 54

Oliver Kamm, you consider that Richard Holden, Laura Pidcock and I are all unfit to be Members of Parliament.

In that case, then you need to announce your own parliamentary candidacy here at North West Durham. 

Put up or shut up. This post will appear daily until you do.

The Pidcock-Starmer Challenge: Day 63

Election to the National Executive Committee at Stage One is the stuff of Labour royalty, and 824 of Laura Pidcock's voters expressed no other preference.

Add quite that level of popularity within the party to the fact that she still lives here in North West Durham, and to the fact that she lost this seat by only 1,144 votes last year.

All in all, she is already the Labour candidate for North West Durham at the General Election of 2024. There is a certain amount of paperwork to be done, but it is nothing more than that.

Any Labour candidate at that Election will either believe that Keir Starmer ought to become Prime Minister, or will at least be pretending to believe that.

Laura is not the pretending type, so the question is this: Laura Pidcock, why do you want Keir Starmer to become Prime Minister?

Not, "Why do you want a Labour Government?" Why do you want Keir Starmer to become Prime Minister?

This question will appear here every day until you have answered it.

I am the declared and active Independent candidate for North West Durham.

Suicide Watch: Day 86

The two of you who are planning to drag me back to court, the Crown has been granted an adjournment because you have no case. And I am still here. What you really want is for me to commit suicide, which strongly suggests that you have been successful in that regard in the past. One of you has already spent nearly 20 years trying to bring about my death by my own hand. Every time that either of you sends the Police round, or what have you, then that is the intention.

But that will never be the effect. You have met your match in me, and you need to remember that while I am not permitted to name you here, you would be named in court if you pursued me there. You would be named in court as having tried to drive a man to suicide. Would that be good for business? Would that be good for political advancement? Would the Church see that as good for the Church? Think on.

This post will appear daily while you continued your doomed campaign to force me to take my own life. Each of you has clearly succeeded in forcing other people to take their own lives. But I say again, to each and both of you, that you have met your match in me. As one of you ought to have worked out a long time ago.

CPS Watch: Day 86

Keir Starmer's Crown Prosecution Service does not deny that it is an enforcement agency of the right-wing Labour machine, and that its behaviour towards me at every point has proved that conclusively, as that behaviour continues to do.

The CPS does not deny that it corrupted the jury at my trial, and that it would do the same to any jury, or to any bench of magistrates, that might try me in future. If I were ever to be convicted of anything again, then that point would be proved.

The Director of Public Prosecutions, Max Hill, does not dispute that he knows me to be innocent of the offences with which he has charged me.

His predecessor, Alison Saunders, does not dispute that she has always known me to have been innocent of the offences with which she charged me and arranged to have me convicted.

Saunders, Hill and the CPS do not dispute that they have persecuted me, and that they continue to do so, purely in order to advance their professional, political and social lives on and around the right wing of the Labour Party.

And Saunders, Hill and the CPS do not dispute that, since I am nothing special, they are certainly doing this to dozens of other people at any given time.

This post will appear daily until there is any change in the above circumstances. I am a declared and active candidate for the parliamentary seat of North West Durham at the next General Election.

My imprisonment prior to the next General Election would make me the First Past the Post, just as my conviction prior to the last one would have saved my deposit. My enemies need to think on.

Clergy Watch: Day 105

On 4th November, at Peterlee Magistrates' Court, you could not after all come along and witness the latest instalment in the lawfare against me by the right-wing Labour machine, including under it Sunday name. That same Court had granted the Crown an adjournment because it had had no case.

Nevertheless, are you a bishop, priest or deacon of the Roman Obedience who is ministering in any of the Red Wall areas: the three Northern regions, the two Midland regions, and North Wales? (Why that matters will become evident from an emerging project.)

If so, then do you believe that I am guilty of the charges against me, meaning that my accusers are telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth? Please email davidaslindsay@hotmail.com to say so. No names will be used, but a running total will appear here every day.

The current total is zero. There is no bishop, priest or deacon of the Roman Obedience who is ministering in the North of England, the Midlands, or North Wales, and who believes my accusers to be anything other than liars.

Meanwhile, the Patrons of my parliamentary campaign at North West Durham now include, as private citizens, the 12 archbishops and diocesan bishops of the Red Wall dioceses of Birmingham, Hallam, Hexham and Newcastle, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Middlesbrough, Northampton, Nottingham, Salford, Shrewsbury, and Wrexham, together with the clergy of the Escomb and Pontop Partnerships, each of which falls partly in the North West Durham constituency.

Oliver Kamm Arrest Watch: Day 165

There is more evidence to arrest Oliver Kamm than there was to convict me, and he clams up over on Guido Fawkes when asked whether or not he has been arrested. So, has Oliver Kamm been arrested? If not, why not?

Kamm faked a death threat against himself, and he used a contact at Durham, who ought also to be arrested and who may in fact have been so, to try and pin it on me. That incident is so similar to the one of which I was convicted as to call into question my conviction. A daily update will appear here until further notice.

Oliver Kamm Libel Watch: Day 196

Oliver Kamm, you are a liar, and as such you are unfit to hold your position on The Times.

Sue me.

Your bizarre CapX article, as well as numerous other statements of yours since then, have had nothing to do with the substance of my previous court case, in relation to which I maintain my innocence. So they have not already been tested in court. And they are lies.

You made up the "anti-Semitic death threat" against yourself, in a language that I could not read, and even though you are not Jewish. I was present when the Police literally laughed it out.

Like me, the Police know how you did it; they know who in Durham you used, and so do I. Eventually, you will either do time for this, or it will see you sent to a psychiatric institution, possibly both.

You are a stalker with an acknowledged history of mental illness, and I can see less and less reason why I ought not to move to have you committed. Or sent to prison. By the criteria that were used to convict me, then that would be an open and shut case.

Next time that you try and frame someone, then do not use a language, and even a script, that your target cannot read. The Police tend to laugh out that kind of thing.

Oliver Kamm, you are a liar, and as such you are unfit to hold your position on The Times. Sue me. This post will appear here daily until you do.

Array of Concerns

In the British Virgin Islands, Sir Gary Hickinbottom is to investigate allegations of misuse of public money, questionable government procurement practices, political interference in public appointments, and a climate of fear among public servants. Not least, monies intended to alleviate the effects of Covid-19 appear to have been channelled to politicians' allies.

Do we have to wait for him to finish over there before he begins his investigation into the same phenomena in the United Kingdom and its several parts? Or might there already be another judge available for that urgently necessary task?

Neither Pretty Nor Implicit

David Isaac is clearly as bad as the people that he is criticising, but note that criticism of the EHRC is strictly taboo because of its ongoing role in the ostracism of Jeremy Corbyn, of everything for which he has ever stood, and everyone who has ever had anything to do with him.

In spite of which, as Isaac understandably complains, he and the other Commissioners who did as they were told and vilified Corbyn have been rewarded with dismissal and replacement by the Government that so ordered them in the first place.

And Isaac's remarks make it abundantly clear that whatever interest was served, and continues to be served, by this vendetta, then it is certainly not that of, "working-class people and the north of England and the levelling up agenda."