Thursday, 26 November 2020

Britain Needs A Voting Rights Act

Not On Borrowed Time

The National Infrastructure Bank is an excellent idea, and it shows that Rishi Sunak knows why the public sector pay freeze is an economically illiterate piece of political opportunism.

The freeze is designed to placate the knuckle-draggers in his own party and in its pre-2019 electorate, while in fact devastating demand during a recession. That was a predictable and predicted disaster 10 years ago, and it will be a predictable and predicted disaster again.

Not one penny piece is being "borrowed", or ever needs to be. The State's printing of money for the State is not lending. Nothing is ever going to be paid back. Paid back how, exactly? Paid back to whom?

Through the National Infrastructure Bank, or a National Investment Bank, or both, the State ought to lend money directly to businesses, at very low rates of interest and to be repaid over a very long term. In fact, it may as well just give it to them, as it should give money directly to potential customers through public sector pay and through the Universal Basic Income.

At one stroke, the State could pay off every penny that it already owed. A sovereign state with its own free floating, fiat currency has as much of that currency as it chooses to issue to itself, as the present Government is demonstrating on a scale that is startling even by the usual standards of these things.

It also has readily available fiscal and monetary means of controlling any inflationary effects. Those means therefore need to be under democratic political control, and the reversal of the Blair Government's electorally unwarranted surrender of such control over monetary policy now looks like a formality, since a truly independent Bank of England would simply have said no to this latest "lending".

The public sector pay freeze is a particularly hard assault on the areas that have already suffered the most under the iniquitous tier system that has now been restored, but where the Conservative Party now has to hold onto 70 or so highly marginal seats. Here, the national pay scales of the public sector maintain a middle class that the local private sector wage market could never begin to deliver. 

Most of the direct beneficiaries are Labour voters, but their spending power is the backbone of the local economies that employ the people whose votes turned the Red Wall Blue, and could just as easily turn it back again even if only by abstention, since the public sector middle class is going to turn out in force for Keir Starmer next time.

Sill, the National Infrastructure Bank, and the effective reassertion of considerable control over the Bank of England, are steps in the right direction. Onwards to the strict Glass-Steagall statutory division between investment banking and retail banking, to pro-business tariffs and subsidies, and to a pro-business National Investment Bank to promote the growth of productive enterprises rather than speculation.

Onwards to collective bargaining and trade union representation, to cooperative and mutual ownership, to the Universal Basic Income, to the Jobs Guarantee, and to reconceived models of public ownership as another means of getting money into the hands of the people who would spend it, all in the context of an economic realignment with the BRICS and with the other emerging economies. 

And let there be absolutely no suggestion of remaining subject to the State Aid rules, or indeed to any other feature of the European Single Market or the Customs Union. I am the Independent candidate for the parliamentary seat of North West Durham at the next General Election. What are you doing?

A Hostile Environment?

Boris Johnson was not in Parliament when it passed the Immigration Act 2014, which gave effect to the Hostile Environment policy that, having caused the Windrush scandal, has been found to have been unlawful. There are three things that he should now say about it.

First, it was a Coalition measure, so the Liberal Democrats voted in favour of it. They had three rebels, but there were far more of them in those days, and indeed their present Leader was in the Cabinet. 

Secondly, all of six Labour MPs voted against it, three of those are no longer in Parliament, and one of the other three no longer has the whip because of criticism by the same Equality and Human Rights Commission that has published this blistering report.

And thirdly, the Cabinet Minister who introduced this legislation was the then Home Secretary, Theresa May. She has been proving bothersome to Johnson of late. But if Jeremy Corbyn cannot have the Labour whip because of criticism by the EHRC, then why should May have the Conservative whip after having been so criticised?

Oliver Kamm Candidacy Watch: Day Two

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 11

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 a declared and active Independent candidate for North West Durham.

Suicide Watch: Day 33

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 33

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 52

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 112

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 143

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.

Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Oliver Kamm Candidacy Watch: Day One

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.

A Shameful Stain

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has found that the Hostile Environment policy that led to the Windrush scandal was unlawful. With three exceptions, everyone who was a Labour MP in 2014 and who is still serving failed to vote against that year's Immigration Act, which caused this problem.

The three were Diane Abbott, John McDonnell, and, you've guessed it, Jeremy Corbyn. When is Keir Starmer, who did not enter Parliament until 2015, going to suspend every remaining Labour MP from 2014 apart from those three? Why has he not already done so?

The public revulsion at the Windrush scandal was a prelude to next year's census returns, which are going to tell us what we already knew, that there is certainly no all-white town in the United Kingdom, that there is probably no all-white village at least in Great Britain, that this is the Britain that almost everyone prefers, and that this is the only Britain that the half of the population under 40 can remember.

Any party led by Starmer is unworthy of the support of the Black Wall, and everywhere is now on the Black Wall. I am an Independent candidate for the parliamentary seat of North West Durham at the next General Election. What are you doing?

Open Society?

Blink and you will miss it, but Suzanne Moore blames George Soros for getting her sacked from The Guardian, which he funds.

Strategy Briefing

I have seen some political hypocrisy in my time. Indeed, I am quite the connoisseur of it. But nothing else comes close to the affected concern of the Labour Right that a public sector pay freeze may be detrimental to the interests of Teaching Assistants. In that interest, I have worked closely and proudly with, among other people, the Liberal Democrats.

But I do not know how I had never thought of this before. The Lib Dems will argue that "the only alternative was No Deal", and then vote for Boris Johnson's Brexit deal, or at the very least not vote against it. Their backs thus covered, they will begin in earnest, along the Red Wall and throughout the newly competitive Labour seats that surrounded it, to give effect to the Redcar Strategy.

They will seek to repeat, across a much wider area, their success in capturing the parliamentary seat of Redcar in 2010 after Labour had failed to save its steelworks while the Conservatives had also insisted that there was nothing that they could have done. The Lib Dems were fully signed up to the same ideology; in fact, they were the only party with no wing opposed to it. But that was beside the point. It was the Big Two that had actually betrayed the people of Redcar.

Today, the Lib Dems are fully signed up to the same ideology as Keir Starmer and Princess Nut Nuts; in fact, they are the only party with no wing opposed to it. But that could be beside the point. It would be the Big Two that had actually betrayed the voters of the Red Wall and of the newly competitive Labour seats that surrounded it.

Starmer seems to be resolved to head off the Lib Dems at the pass by also having voted for Boris Johnson's Brexit deal, or at the very least by not having voting against it. And we are back to political hypocrisy. But I am an Independent candidate for the parliamentary seat of North West Durham at the next General Election. What are you doing?

The Pidcock-Starmer Challenge: Day 10

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 a declared and active Independent candidate for North West Durham.

Suicide Watch: Day 32

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 32

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 51

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 111

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 142

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, 24 November 2020

The Last Man In The Field?

I am not aware that he has ever been to North West Durham, but Oliver Kamm has now decided that he has a problem with at least three candidates here at the next General Election, namely Richard Holden, Laura Pidcock, and me. This really is put up or shut up time.

Kamm would be the last man in the field for Change UK, the party that Hilary Armstrong's preferred successor in 2010 would have joined in February 2019. Without that all-women shortlist 10 years ago, then Labour would have lost this seat even earlier than it did.

Yellow Round The Edges?

What was once Mo Mowlam's seat has been represented by all three parties in the last 10 years. In 2010, when the Labour Government failed to do anything for the Redcar steelworks while the Conservatives also shrugged their shoulders on the grounds that "You can't buck the market", then Redcar elected a Liberal Democrat MP with a 21.8 per cent swing. That remains the largest swing in England at a General Election, rather than at a by-election, since the Second World War.

Today, Keir Starmer has hinted that Labour might vote in favour of the Government's Brexit deal, a deal that he has not seen because it is still being negotiated. Starmer has form here. He promised to implement the EHRC report in full while that was still being written, too. And this time, I expect him to conform to type again, by whipping an abstention. But Labour will not appear to vote against Getting Brexit Done.

That brings us back to Redcar, which is now a Red Wall seat. The Lib Dems were fully in favour of the EU State Aid rules that precluded any Labour bailout of the steelworks as if it had been a bank, and the 2010 Election at which they took the seat took them into government with George Osborne. They are going to vote against any Brexit deal, out of implacable opposition to Brexit itself. Or are they?

I have worked with the Lib Dems on matters of shared principle. But as a party, they survive by picking up support based, not on who or what they are, but on who and what they are not. Normally, that is against one of the Big Two, with a sideline against the other one. But occasionally, as at Redcar, it is against both of them with full force.

Now that Labour and the Conservatives have both decided to revert to being neoliberal and neoconservative, woke and Green, upper-middle-class and Southern, then the Lib Dems plan on hitting both of them equally hard all along the Red Wall, and in the neighbouring seats that stayed Labour last time by much narrower margins than hitherto.

Starmer is not prepared to give them a helping hand by having voted against Brexit. He knows that their answer to "So did you" would be "But that was the wrong Brexit", followed by lots of local detail. Or that in fact they had not done so. But he is never going to be able to cajole most of his own MPs into voting in favour of it, either. I am an Independent candidate for the parliamentary seat of North West Durham at the next General Election. What are you doing?

Credit Worthy

This year has probably marked the end of the practice of signing on. The system has worked perfectly well without it.

But there could be none of this Universal Credit fraud if we had the Universal Basic Income. It is no wonder that Richard Nixon and Milton Friedman were so keen on it.

I am an Independent candidate for the parliamentary seat of North West Durham at the next General Election. What are you doing?

Crystal Balls

So successfully have we improved Afghanistan, the source of more than half the world's heroin, that it has now moved into methamphetamine.

But never fear. Tony Blinken is on his way.

I am an Independent candidate for the parliamentary seat of North West Durham at the next General Election. What are you doing?

Conjugal Rights?

The High Court has not found that Anne Sacoolas enjoyed diplomatic immunity because no one ever really left the CIA. It has found that she enjoyed it because her husband did. Think on.

Prince Andrew should go nowhere until Sacoolas had been extradited to Britain. He should present himself in the Southern District of New York when she presented herself in the southern district of Northamptonshire. But not a second earlier. 

Britain should say that it would release Julian Assange at the end of next week unless Sacoolas had been handed over. There must be no trade agreement with the United States until that had happened. The one-sided extradition treaty must be repealed.

And the presence, status and activities of the American bases on British soil, not only in the United Kingdom, must be reviewed in public by the whole House of Commons. I am an Independent candidate for the parliamentary seat of North West Durham at the next General Election. What are you doing?

No Angels Over Islington

Cut the Labour majority in half at Islington North, and it would still be as safe as houses. Halve even that, and it would still be comfortable.

It must be nearly 20 years since a Blairite apparatchik told me that Jeremy Corbyn would "probably only serve one more term", because he himself wanted that to be true so that he could have the seat. 

The Blairite apparatchiki are back in charge now, and Corbyn is in his seventies, so he is without the whip. The vultures are circling. 

Meanwhile, anybody wishing to express solidarity with Corbyn should simply repeat his original words, which were and are the truth.

The Pidcock-Starmer Challenge: Day Nine

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 a declared and active Independent candidate for North West Durham.

Suicide Watch: Day 31

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 31

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 50

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 110

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 141

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.

Monday, 23 November 2020

Unequivocally, Unambiguously and Without Reservation

Here we go again with the demand for Jeremy Corbyn to lie. While he was Leader, then anti-Semitism in the Labour Party was "dramatically overstated for political reasons". That is a fact.

On the day of the next General Election, Corbyn will be just shy of his seventy-fifth birthday. But refusing him the whip makes it impossible for him to be a Labour candidate, thereby putting the belt and braces on something that most people had in any case assumed.

It is time for certain persons to show some honesty. What interests them is a majority of 26,188. Let them say out loud that they wished to be the Labour candidate at Islington North, and that Corbyn could have the whip back tonight if he formally announced that in 2024 he would be retiring after 41 years.

Tiers Before Bedtime?

They are turning on the tiers again, to set us against each other. Boris Johnson, Keir Starmer and Ed Davey were all taught at public school to divide us in order to rule us.

So that is what they are going to do. If we let them. I am the Independent candidate for the parliamentary seat of North West Durham. What are you doing?

The Axis of Evil

Benjamin Netanyahu and Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud are the Axis of Evil. 

Vote Conservative, and you are voting for rule by the Axis of Evil. Vote Labour, and you are voting for rule by the Axis of Evil. Vote Liberal Democrat, and you are voting for rule by the Axis of Evil. Vote SNP, and you are voting for rule by the Axis of Evil. 

Do not vote for any of them. I am the Independent candidate for the parliamentary seat of North West Durham. What are you doing?

Thirty Years On

Barely remarked upon, perhaps because she did have to remain in office until her successor had been chosen, yesterday was the thirtieth anniversary of the nominal resignation of Margaret Thatcher.

Many others tried, but the only organisation that ever succeeded in getting rid of her was the Conservative Party. If it loved her in life as much as it loves in her death, then it had a very, very, very strange way of showing it.

In her memoirs, the extremely bitter chapter on the Poll Tax makes it clear that she was under no delusion that she had been removed because of "Europe". That was the cover story, but "Europe" had not been the reason why scores of Conservative MPs had been on course to lose their seats.

The content, rather than the tone, of that policy did not change under her successor. By contrast, the Poll Tax was abolished completely, with a reversion to the previous system of domestic rates in all but name. The Conservatives then unexpectedly won the General Election of 1992, at which Thatcher retired from the House of Commons. 

She made absolutely no bones about the fact that the campaign against the Poll Tax had been organised by the Militant Tendency, and that is perfectly true. When she said that her defenestration and the Poll Tax's consequent abolition had been a capitulation to Militant, then she was wholly correct.

The question is what level of cooperation there was, entirely bypassing the Labour front bench and the Opposition Whips' Office, between Militant on one side and Conservative MPs on the other. Dave Nellist was always hugely popular across the House. Think on.

The Pidcock-Starmer Challenge: Day Eight

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 a declared and active Independent candidate for North West Durham.

Suicide Watch: Day 30

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 30

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 49

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 109

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 140

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.

Sunday, 22 November 2020

A Peer Without Peer

My friend Lord Stoddart of Swindon, a very great man who even wrote an endorsement of one of my books, has died at the age of 94. He was an active member of the House of Lords to the last.

He and I agreed that Peter Shore ought to have become Prime Minister. And he and I felt profoundly Jeremy Corbyn's betrayal of Brexit. I even stood for Parliament because of it, with his encouragement, although in his nineties he declined to play any role.

Whenever one of them passes on, then it hits home. It is up to us now. And I am still standing for Parliament, as an Independent here at North West Durham at the next General Election.

Home Truths

Defenders of Priti Patel's unpleasant behaviour, has it made her a better Home Secretary? Would a less disagreeable Home Secretary have been worse at the job? 

And who is it now who makes it all about race and sex? Do you just expect less of a brown woman than you would of a white man? It is impossible to see any other logic to your argument. But then, you are also the original, and still the biggest, snowflakes, as well as having been the pioneers of cancel culture. Having dished it out by the bucket load forever, you cannot now take even a thimbleful of it back.

One of your favourite foghorn signals is that there used to be a taboo around the discussion of what you mean when you say "immigration", a taboo that must have been in effect while the rest of us were in a coma. Built into this is the insistence that your own view on the subject is widely held, that it was decisive of the EU referendum, and that it was therefore also decisive of the 2019 General Election.

None of that is remotely true, but what if it were? Would that be a reason to cheer for Patel? She wants to give the absolute right to live and work in this country to three million Cantonese, and visa-free access to 1.353 billion Indians, there being no other reason to formalise a free trade agreement with a country with which we already did a roaring trade without one. That does put a few dinghies into a certain amount of perspective.

Richard Holden has rushed to Patel's defence, for which he is going to have to account at the next General Election. Why does he consider her behaviour acceptable? Why has he played the race and sex cards on her behalf? Why does he want to give the absolute right to live and work in this country to three million Cantonese? And why does he want to give visa-free access to 1.353 billion Indians? I am an Independent candidate for the parliamentary seat of North West Durham.

Fix This

By a very wide margin, the right wing of the Labour Party is the most corrupt section of British politics. It is now back leading that party, in no small measure because it never stopped running it. And it controls, or at the very least it leads, most of the local authorities that cover the electorally crucial Red Wall seats in the House of Commons. 

There are 72 Red Wall seats, the 14 that the Conservative Party gained in 2017 and retained in 2019, and the 58 that it gained in 2019. The right-wing Labour machine will be running a candidate of its metropolitan liberal elite in most or all of them, with the votes mostly due to be counted, not by the Labour Right’s brain, but by its brawn.

If Labour took back any of the Red Wall seats, then the election would have been rigged. It is as simple as that. Those of us who have lived under the municipal Labour Right for as long as we can remember take this kind of thing in our stride. But, for the first time, it would in this case attract the attention of the people who would either be shocked by it, or would at least feel a social obligation to pretend to be so.

Therefore, an Act of Parliament needs to specify that in the area of any local authority that contained one or more of the 72 named Red Wall seats, if that authority were still controlled or led by Labour when the next General Election were called, then the conduct of the General Election would be removed to central government.

I am an Independent candidate for the parliamentary seat of North West Durham, and out of even this Government and the present Leadership of Durham County Council, then I know which I would prefer to have counting the votes.

Let The Black Wall Fall

Keir Starmer is a former Director of Public Prosecutions. Any party led by him is therefore unworthy of the support of BAME people and of anti-racists. Even worse, though, he has effectively ended the Forde Inquiry into racism among the Labour Party’s past and present staff, one of whom has been racially abusing me since 2003, and is now doing so in league with the Crown Prosecution Service that Starmer used to head and clearly still controls. 

Starmer has presided over the victimisation of black women MPs. He has dismissed Black Lives Matter as a “moment”. He has identified with those who have taken selfies alongside the bodies of black murder victims. He has promoted Jess Phillips. He has rejected self-determination for Kashmir. He has indicated his view of self-determination for the Chagos Islands by revelling in his role in the torture of Julian Assange. Starmer refused to bring charges in relation to the deaths of Jean Charles de Menezes and Ian Tomlinson. He failed to oppose the early lifting of the first lockdown despite the far higher risk of Covid-19 to people of colour. 

As a denial of BAME, migrant and refugee experience, the IHRA Definition is redolent of the Windrush scandal and of the fire at Grenfell Tower, neither of which Starmer can bring himself to mention. That Definition has caused the Labour Party to expel Jackie Walker, Marc Wadsworth and Tony Greenstein, all of whom were members in good standing even under Tony Blair.

One’s attitude towards the Palestinian struggle is the test of one’s attitude towards the specific phenomenon of white violence against people of colour throughout the world, including in Britain. Labour has failed that test since 4th September 2018. It would now be expulsionable from the Labour Party to criticise an Israeli nuclear attack on Britain. The Labour Party submits to the anti-black, anti-disabled and anti-Palestinian Equality and Human Rights Commission. The Labour Party is unworthy of support. Let the Black Wall fall. 

And where is the Black Wall? There is certainly no all-white town anywhere in the United Kingdom, and there is probably no all-white village anywhere in Great Britain, at least. The most striking thing about next year’s census returns will be that no one will be remotely surprised at them. I am an Independent candidate for the parliamentary seat of North West Durham at the next General Election. Where, I say again, let the Black Wall fall.

The Pidcock-Starmer Challenge: Day Seven

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 a declared and active Independent candidate for North West Durham.

Suicide Watch: Day 29

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 29

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 48

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 108

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 139

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.

Saturday, 21 November 2020

Milking The Formula

If Rishi Sunak really is going to revisit the definition of value for money as benefiting areas that already had high property prices, then good luck to him. The last Labour Government certainly never did that. Nor would the present Labour Leadership.

That Leadership is either going to whip an abstention, as is its wont, or it is going to vote with the large number of Conservative rebels that there would be over this. It is impossible to imagine anything more divisive of the Conservative Party as it now existed.

The Priti Path To Power

Priti Patel was born in 1972. If she has needed a written report to tell her that it was no longer acceptable to shout and swear at her staff, then she cannot have worked in either the public or the private sector very much, if at all, during her own adult lifetime. And so it turns out. 

Might people have shouted and sworn back at a man? Very probably. But that is not the point. The point is that the Conservatives and what is now the restored New Labour always claim that they have come from successful careers in business or the professions, so that they understand "the real world". But have a check, and they rarely or never have or do. Every so often, that fact becomes startlingly apparent.

The Pidcock-Starmer Challenge: Day Six

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 a declared and active Independent candidate for North West Durham.

Suicide Watch: Day 28

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 28

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 47

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 107

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 138

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.

Friday, 20 November 2020

Freeze This

The day after it announces a Space Command, the Government lets it be known that it intends to introduce a public sector pay freeze, although not for MPs. You can see why Princess Nut Nuts is no longer officially the Conservative Party's Head of Communications.

Of course, a sovereign state with its own free floating, fiat currency has enough of that currency as it chooses to issue to itself, and readily available fiscal and monetary means of controlling any inflationary effect. But Rishi Sunak, understandably yet wrongly, cannot be bothered to try and explain the basics. He just throws some red meat to the dogs from time to time.

After all, what Opposition does he face? Certainly no one on the front bench who appears to understand that the last thing that a private sector on its uppers could possibly need would be the State's direct and intentional withdrawal of even more spending power from the economy. But I am an Independent candidate for North West Durham at the next General Election. What are you doing?

Never Intentionally Set Out?

Another day, another demand for some or other member of the metropolitan liberal elite, this time an undisputed spook, to have the last word over a key part of the political process.

If the Prime Minister is not to be the final arbiter of the Ministerial Code, then why bother having either or a Prime Minister or a Ministerial Code? 

Not that I defend Priti Patel in any way. She obviously ought to resign or be sacked. But the Labour MPs who are demanding that are the ones who behaved in the same way or worse towards Jeremy Corbyn, and who are continuing to do so.

Moreover, their Opposition to Patel is from her right. They stand squarely in Tony Blair's tradition of mass criminalisation, of the dismantlement of civil liberties, and of draconian penalties for the tiniest infractions, but only for beastly little commoners or for those of a darker hue.

They are now even led by Keir Starmer, of all people. But I am an Independent candidate for the parliamentary seat of North West Durham at the next General Election. What are you doing?

The Pidcock-Starmer Challenge: Day Five

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 a declared and active Independent candidate for North West Durham.