Monday, 12 April 2021

Eliminate This

The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) has adopted something called the Feminist Declaration, which calls for action to:

"Eliminate all laws and policies that punish or criminalise same-sex intimacy, gender affirmation, abortion, HIV transmission non-disclosure and exposure, or that limit the exercise of bodily autonomy, including laws limiting legal capacity of adolescents, people with disabilities or other groups to provide consent to sex or sexual and reproductive health services or laws authorising non-consensual abortion, sterilisation, or contraceptive use."

The World Health Organisation defines adolescents as those aged between 10 and 19 years. This is a call to lower the age of consent to 10.

Among the ILGA's British affiliates is Unite, of which I am a proud member. It is about to elect a new General Secretary. That office will next come up for election in 2026.

If by then Unite were still affiliated to the ILGA, then I would contest that election on, among other issues, a promise of disaffiliation.

I may do so anyway, on those other issues. But if this situation still obtained, and unless someone with a higher profile did so, then I would certainly do so on this one.

So-called Safeguarding Coordinators who are trying to send me to prison, this is what you are trying to silence. At the Church's expense.

The Best Possible Start

It was never up to him. In Athens in 1941, so his diary records, Chips Channon met the future Duke of Edinburgh, great-great-grandson of Queen Victoria, and then aged 19. Channon records quite matter-of-factly that, "He is to be our Prince Consort, and that is why he is serving in our navy." 

This story has been in the public domain at least since Channon's diaries were first published in highly redacted form because so many of his targets were still alive. Prince Philip was apparently quite touchy about it.

Now, could you, or someone you know, be one of the first people to be presented with the David Lindsay Award? The first Bronzes should be next year, Silvers in 2023, and Golds in 2024. With my assistance, participants will select and set objectives in each of the following areas:

Volunteering: undertaking service to individuals or the community;
Physical: improving in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities, in all of which I have long been noted;
Skills: developing practical and social skills and personal interests;
Expedition: planning, training for, and completion of an adventurous journey in the UK or abroad; and 
At Gold level, an additional fifth Residential section, staying and working away from home for five days, doing a shared activity.

This is an opportunity not to be missed.

Seriously, though, although a sovereign state with its own free floating, fiat currency could of course do both, the priority ought to be, not a new Royal Yacht named after the Duke of Edinburgh, but the reversal of the cuts to youth services, so that more young people could participate in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award.

Privileged Access

From 14th October 2014 to 11th May 2015, while David Cameron was Prime Minister, his "United Kingdom Anti-Corruption Champion" was Matt Hancock. Yes, really.

Hancock was only ever a Junior Minister under Cameron, while Rishi Sunak did not enter Parliament until 2015, and became a Minister only under Theresa May. "Who doesn't still have the phone numbers of people with whom they were friendly at their old work?" will not cut it.

But Cameron is not primarily to blame. That responsibility lies with the people who took the calls, who replied to the texts, and who went for the drinks. They are the ones in office now. And sadly, they are going to be in office for a great deal longer yet.

The Periphery No More

Mossad has knocked out a nuclear power station in Iran. Everyone knows that there is no Iranian nuclear weapons programme. But the point has been made. Even on trial while struggling to put together a coalition after his fourth General Election in two years, Benjamin Netanyahu is still very much here.

And to whom has that point been made? To his new best friends in the United Arab Emirates, in Bahrain, and therefore also in Saudi Arabia, plus others who might fancy joining the club. In 2008, while seeking the Democratic Party's nomination for President, Hillary Clinton openly promised to nuke Iran if so instructed by her campaign financiers in those bastions of feminism, the Gulf monarchies. Clinton never did become President.

But Netanyahu came back as Prime Minister the following year. And he is still there. Not only that, but he now needs to court Ra'am, who are Sunni Islamists right there in the Knesset itself. In their heart of hearts, the Shia are even worse than the Jews. Never bet against Netanyahu. He is an evil genius. But he is still a genius.

No Steppes Will Be Taken

The rest of us are not going to go to war with Russia over Ukraine or anything else. Volodymyr Zelensky has just issued a decree to invade Crimea. But notice that he feels any need to invade Crimea.

Joe Biden was Vice President the last time that the United States promised "unwavering support" to Ukraine on that one. Crimea has been effectively part of Russia ever since. Not that it is any skin off Britain's nose either way. 

Whatever the failings of the Soviet regime, the dissolution of the Union itself was massively unpopular everywhere outside the Baltic States, and it faced significant opposition even there, especially in Latvia. There was a very good reason for that.

The borders of the Soviet Republics were never designed for international, rather than internal, use. Attempting to put them to that use was always going to cause mayhem. A generation later, it is still doing so. And since the Union has certainly gone forever, it always will.

Reach For The Stars

It has been 60 years since Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space. If God, in Whom there is some evidence that Gagarin believed, had not intended us to be a spacefaring species, then He would never have put anything up there for us to find.

“To increase the power of Man over Nature, and to abolish the power of Man over Man,” said Trotsky. “Dominion,” says the God of the Bible. Dominion over the beasts, thus over the land, and thus over everything on and under the land. Dominion over the fish, thus over the waters, and thus over everything in and under the waters.

And dominion over the birds, thus over the sky, and thus over everything in the sky, as far up as the sky goes, and the sky goes up a very long way. That dominion is entrusted so that we might, “be fruitful and multiply.” Entrusted as it is to the whole human race, its purpose is, “To increase the power of Man over Nature, and to abolish the power of Man over Man.” 

Life is the geological force that shapes the Earth, and the emergence of human cognition fundamentally transforms the biosphere, not least by the uniquely human phenomenon of economic growth, so that human mastery of nuclear processes is beginning to create resources through the transmutation of elements, enabling us, among other things, to explore space and to exploit the resources of the Solar System. Vladimir Vernadsky and Krafft Ehricke will yet have their day.

Not that I carry any candle for Elon Musk. Whereas the United States Space Force is not necessarily unwelcome in principle. It will do important work in research and development, work such as probably only the United States could do, or at least coordinate.

But space is being both privatised and militarised, and that by the country that does not recognise it as a common resource for all humanity. There needs to be a call for the Republican Party to return to President Eisenhower’s proposal, in a speech to the United Nations General Assembly on 22nd September 1960, for the principles of the Antarctic Treaty to be extended to Outer Space.

Then we, might begin to exercise dominion that has been entrusted to us, as a species, over the birds, thus over the sky, and thus over everything in the sky, as far up as the sky goes. Exercise that dominion in order to “be fruitful and multiply.” Exercise that dominion, “To increase the power of Man over Nature, and to abolish the power of Man over Man.”

Shirley Not

The first time that I heard Shirley Williams speak, then her husband slept through the whole thing. He was snoring, and everything.

Yet this was a person whose mere return to these shores following a Fulbright Scholarship, in order to seek a Labour nomination while still in her early twenties, was reported as news, complete with her picture in the papers.

She would have fitted right back into the Labour Party these days. They are all like that again now.

The Candidates' Challenge: Day Four

Scroll down to page 37 here, and you will find the persons nominated for the Lanchester Ward of Durham County Council. One of them signed my nomination papers last time. See page 59 here for the fact that the Parish Council is an uncontested election, as in 2013. While in 2013 there were 15 candidates for 15 seats, this year there are only 14.

My challenge to each of the candidates for the Lanchester Ward of Durham County Council, and to each of the members of the incoming Lanchester Parish Council, is to state that they believed me to be guilty of the offences of which I was convicted on 12th March 2020, and of the offences for which I was due to be sentenced on 26th April, when I shall have the opportunity to vacate my pleas of guilty.

Please email davidaslindsay@hotmail.com. A daily running total will appear here until polling day, 6th May. So far, that total is none.

Sentencing Watch: Day Eight

On Monday 26th April, I am to be sentenced for three counts of harassment. Here are a few salient facts. 

First, I pleaded guilty because there is no defence to a charge of harassment. The crime consists in having made the other person feel harassed. If they testify to that effect, then conviction is absolutely guaranteed. In any case, it is tried in a Magistrates' Court, where legal argumentation of any kind would only antagonise those who had applied to convict and imprison people as a hobby. Even hangmen expected to be paid. But magistrates love it so much that they do it for free. In the second quarter of 2020, they convicted in 84.1 per cent of cases. Plead guilty and hope for the best. There is no other option.

Secondly, I gave my solicitors a defence by reference to my accusers' credibility, or lack of it, but I was told that that would have been "bullying the witness". My repeated requests for a barrister were simply ignored, presumably because Legal Aid did not stretch to such things, which would be a story in itself. I have, however, been given a barrister for sentencing, since you are allowed one once you are legally guilty. By contrast, since at one hearing he did have to correct himself after having called my solicitor "M'learned friend", the Prosecution appears to have had counsel throughout, also at public expense.

Thirdly, I was only ever told about two of these charges, one from before my previous trial (to which it was crucial, meaning that an acquittal would have called my existing conviction gravely into question), and the other from before my previous sentence. Although I have had to enter a guilty plea to it for the reasons already stated, I have no idea what the third charge is beyond the fact that it is of harassment, even though it is enough to land me eight months inside and eight months on licence by triggering my suspended sentence.

None of this seems to strike practitioners in the field as remotely odd. This is just the way that things are. But fourthly, your funny bone must have been removed if you do not find it amusing that someone who had once thought that he was going to be Prime Minister was now older than two Prime Ministers of his adult lifetime, but had nothing better to do than to persecute me through the courts. Although at least he is a worthy opponent, unlike some half-educated washerwoman.

Of course, the dear old Crown Prosecution Service does have to take up your claim of harassment in the first place. But even Crown Court juries are now expressly instructed to "disregard" the concept of conviction beyond reasonable doubt. The Criminal Courts are the means whereby the State convicts and sentences those whom the State has charged. That's it. They serve no other purpose.

This post will appear daily until I have been sentenced.

Perjury Watch: Day 32

On 12th March 2020, I was convicted at Durham Crown Court, in a physically impossible period of less than an hour to digest "evidence" that the State had granted itself three years to collect or manufacture.

If the judge had thought that I was guilty, then I would be in prison, and I would certainly not have been granted bail on the spot. 

But my present point is this. In order to be guilty of the offences in question, then I would also have to be guilty of perjury.

If I had still never even been arrested for perjury, then that would amount to a certification of my innocence by the professional wing of the criminal justice system.

I have never been arrested for perjury. This post will appear every day until I have been.

The Holden-Nut Nuts Challenge: Day 132

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.

Oliver Kamm Candidacy Watch: Day 138

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 147

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.

Suicide Watch: Day 170

The two of you who dragged me back to court, 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 170

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. I have been, and it is.

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.

Clergy Watch: Day 179

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 once again 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 Libel Watch: Day 249

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 280

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, 11 April 2021

Exam Stress

Once examination grading had been done by teacher assessment for two years, then it would be done like that forever. We stand on the cusp of the greatest ever transfer of power to the people who now controlled the two main political parties, as they normally have done.

Public schools could award the marks that the parents had paid for, while everyone else's marks would be decided by the women of a public sector middle class that remained far whiter than society at large.

Crowning Inglory

A British Presidential Election would have a nomination process. Candidates would certainly require nomination by one tenth of the House of Commons, 65 MPs, and very probably by one fifth of that House, 130 MPs.

Even in the first instance, in the wildly unlikely event of more than two candidates, then the House would whittle them down to the two who would be presented to the electorate. But only two parties are ever going to have 65 MPs, and the two candidates who were put out to the rest of us would in any case always be the nominees of the Conservative and Labour machines.

We already know who wins elections and who does not, so at a British Presidential Election the next Bullingdon Club member in line would always defeat someone who had given a spare 50 grand to the most recently successful campaign for the Leadership of the Labour Party. Not all change is progress.

Don't Bail On This

On this second anniversary of the abduction of Julian Assange, consider that he is a Commonwealth citizen resident in the United Kingdom, and that he is not legally serving a prison sentence either in the United Kingdom or in the Irish Republic.

Therefore, he is eligible to contest an election to the House of Commons. He ought to announce that he would be doing so at Holborn and St Pancras, against the man who had done so much to put him where he was, Keir Starmer.

Moreover, the Government ought to announce immediately that Assange would be released unconditionally unless Anne Sacoolas were handed over within seven days.

The Candidates' Challenge: Day Three

Scroll down to page 37 here, and you will find the persons nominated for the Lanchester Ward of Durham County Council. One of them signed my nomination papers last time. See page 59 here for the fact that the Parish Council is an uncontested election, as in 2013. While in 2013 there were 15 candidates for 15 seats, this year there are only 14.

My challenge to each of the candidates for the Lanchester Ward of Durham County Council, and to each of the members of the incoming Lanchester Parish Council, is to state that they believed me to be guilty of the offences of which I was convicted on 12th March 2020, and of the offences for which I was due to be sentenced on 26th April, when I shall have the opportunity to vacate my pleas of guilty.

Please email davidaslindsay@hotmail.com. A daily running total will appear here until polling day, 6th May. So far, that total is none.

Sentencing Watch: Day Seven

On Monday 26th April, I am to be sentenced for three counts of harassment. Here are a few salient facts. 

First, I pleaded guilty because there is no defence to a charge of harassment. The crime consists in having made the other person feel harassed. If they testify to that effect, then conviction is absolutely guaranteed. In any case, it is tried in a Magistrates' Court, where legal argumentation of any kind would only antagonise those who had applied to convict and imprison people as a hobby. Even hangmen expected to be paid. But magistrates love it so much that they do it for free. In the second quarter of 2020, they convicted in 84.1 per cent of cases. Plead guilty and hope for the best. There is no other option.

Secondly, I gave my solicitors a defence by reference to my accusers' credibility, or lack of it, but I was told that that would have been "bullying the witness". My repeated requests for a barrister were simply ignored, presumably because Legal Aid did not stretch to such things, which would be a story in itself. I have, however, been given a barrister for sentencing, since you are allowed one once you are legally guilty. By contrast, since at one hearing he did have to correct himself after having called my solicitor "M'learned friend", the Prosecution appears to have had counsel throughout, also at public expense.

Thirdly, I was only ever told about two of these charges, one from before my previous trial (to which it was crucial, meaning that an acquittal would have called my existing conviction gravely into question), and the other from before my previous sentence. Although I have had to enter a guilty plea to it for the reasons already stated, I have no idea what the third charge is beyond the fact that it is of harassment, even though it is enough to land me eight months inside and eight months on licence by triggering my suspended sentence.

None of this seems to strike practitioners in the field as remotely odd. This is just the way that things are. But fourthly, your funny bone must have been removed if you do not find it amusing that someone who had once thought that he was going to be Prime Minister was now older than two Prime Ministers of his adult lifetime, but had nothing better to do than to persecute me through the courts. Although at least he is a worthy opponent, unlike some half-educated washerwoman.

Of course, the dear old Crown Prosecution Service does have to take up your claim of harassment in the first place. But even Crown Court juries are now expressly instructed to "disregard" the concept of conviction beyond reasonable doubt. The Criminal Courts are the means whereby the State convicts and sentences those whom the State has charged. That's it. They serve no other purpose.

This post will appear daily until I have been sentenced.

Perjury Watch: Day 31

On 12th March 2020, I was convicted at Durham Crown Court, in a physically impossible period of less than an hour to digest "evidence" that the State had granted itself three years to collect or manufacture.

If the judge had thought that I was guilty, then I would be in prison, and I would certainly not have been granted bail on the spot. 

But my present point is this. In order to be guilty of the offences in question, then I would also have to be guilty of perjury.

If I had still never even been arrested for perjury, then that would amount to a certification of my innocence by the professional wing of the criminal justice system.

I have never been arrested for perjury. This post will appear every day until I have been.

The Holden-Nut Nuts Challenge: Day 131

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.

Oliver Kamm Candidacy Watch: Day 137

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 146

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.

Suicide Watch: Day 169

The two of you who dragged me back to court, 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 169

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. I have been, and it is.

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.

Clergy Watch: Day 178

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 once again 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 248

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 279

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, 10 April 2021

Why I Am Not A Republican

An elected Head of State? We all know who wins elections in Britain. And we all know who does not.

In 1995, Harold Wilson's obituaries said that he had been an unimaginable Prime Minister until he had taken office, after which it had been his predecessors who were unimaginable. Well, his three immediate predecessors went to the same school as two of the three Prime Ministers of the last 10 years, so who is unimaginable now?

On any criterion other than being male or white, a Prime Minister who was remotely like Wilson has become inconceivable. That is the choice of the voters, and above all it is the choice of the electorally decisive voters of the working class, mostly in the North of England, in the Midlands, in North Wales, and in parts of Scotland. The public schools have a long history of ethnic diversity, so they will at least deliver that to the Premiership, perhaps even before the end of this Parliament.

Boris Johnson had already been born when Wilson became the first ever state educated Prime Minister, so we did not last two generations. And in the six decades since that General Election of 1964, Britain has behaved as one of those countries which abolished their monarchies but then brought them back. 20 years ago, the idea that the monarchy might die with the Queen was mainstream opinion. But by the 2017 Election, even Jeremy Corbyn was ruling that out.

Corbyn wanted to be Prime Minister. Just as the monarchy does not maintain traditional Christian values in anything beyond the Queen's private life, and just as the idea that the monarchy guarantees stability is hilarious when set against the history of Britain since 1952, so it is the opposite of the truth to suggest that the monarchy occupies a space that a politician therefore cannot.

Wresting and then holding the office of Prime Minister effectively makes you an absolute monarch. You can even send Parliament home indefinitely and rule by decree through Orders in Council, which are primary legislation unless they are superseded by the Acts of Parliament that Parliament would have to sit in order to enact, and Parliament can be summoned only by the monarch, which in practice means the Prime Minister. It is Parliament, and not the Crown, that is fundamentally and ultimately ceremonial and decorative.

If you are serious about your political philosophy and programme, then you have to be serious about wanting power. And if you were serious about wanting power, then why would you want to change any of this? Corbyn was profoundly serious about his political philosophy and programme, so he wanted to be Prime Minister. But he never got it. We all know who wins elections in Britain. We all know who would win an election for Head of State. And we all know who would not.

Justified By Any Real Risk?

The troops to put down Loyalist rioting will be ordered in, not from Dublin, but from London, exactly as happened in 1969. It is almost comically naïve to suggest that permanent direct rule would not have been "one community lording it over the other", never mind that it would have been unacceptable to both of them for different reasons. But Peter Hitchens is on much firmer ground when he asks:

Can anyone explain to me why the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is still in the high-security prison at Belmarsh? Is this strict-regime incarceration justified by any real risk?

A British judge has rightly refused his extradition to the USA. The US government is appealing, but if he were freed on bail it is hard to see how he could flee the country when it is almost impossible for normal people to get out of Britain, let alone famous men on bail.

Keeping him in Belmarsh, unconvicted of any crime, looks like spite. While the US government appeals – and who knows how long that will take in our clogged courts – couldn’t Mr Assange at least be sent to a less severe prison?

Extra Toppings

Nick Cohen is having a stopped clock moment:

Defund the police was a provocative slogan for the US radical left and the settled policy of Britain’s ruling right. You should switch off politicians and commentators who talk about building a safer country, if they don’t face up to the debilitation that 11 years of Conservative defunding has inflicted on the criminal justice system. 

Let one anecdote stand in for the bigger picture. The Tories sold half the magistrates’ courts and more than a third of county courts in England and Wales between 2010 and 2020, and about 600 police stations. The same government is engaged in a screeching U-turn today and trying to deal with the tens of thousands of Covid-delayed trials by opening “Nightingale courts”, although I doubt that Florence Nightingale would have sent the lowliest British soldier in Crimea to our fetid prisons.

Bewildered detectives reported to former chief crown prosecutor Nazir Afzal that a police station in the north-west was included in the fire sale and an organised crime group bought it. The gang run it as a pizza restaurant and a front for the distribution of drugs – “extra toppings”. Afzal tells me police intelligence heard the gangsters “crowing” about getting one over on their old adversaries.

A country where crime gangs do business from former cop shops is not one whose politicians should be able to boast of their toughness on crime. Boris Johnson and Priti Patel get away with it by saying they will restore the 15% cut in police numbers their own party imposed by 2023. No sensible person believes a Johnson promise. But humour me and assume he isn’t lying. When newspapers from Cheshire to the Thames Valley report that local officers dealt informally with suspects accused of child sex crimes, drugs trafficking, stalking, robbery, firearms possession, kidnapping and blackmail rather than take them to court, the softest liberal may concede Johnson has a point.

He cannot make it stick, and not just because the courts will still be hearing Covid-delayed cases in 2023, and have no idea when they will return to normal. For the court system, failure was the “normal” of the 2010s. As with so much else, the pandemic has accelerated existing trends and, in the case of the criminal justice system, the trend was downhill all the way.

Johnson’s party reduced the Crown Prosecution Service to an organisation “creaking” under the strain of a loss of a quarter of its budget, in the words of Alison Saunders, a former director of public prosecutions [may she rot in Hell]. With malign timing, the explosion in evidence from online data coincided with the assault on the public sector, slowing the ability of prosecutors and police officers to process cases. Legal aid payments for defence solicitors have become so miserly that suspects may soon be unable to find lawyers in large parts of the country. Prisons have confined inmates to their cells, meanwhile, in conditions the Prison Reform Trust says “amount to solitary confinement”. The pandemic destroyed what attempts the jails made to turn them from crime when it closed classrooms, gyms, libraries, workshops and offending behaviour programmes.

I could go on to the withdrawal of public support from youth workers, social workers and teachers who might identify and divert young men at risk of turning to crime, and from probation officers who might rehabilitate offenders. I could look at drug and alcohol consumption rates and poverty.

However long I spent, the fact would remain that, when Patel said: “I want criminals to feel terror”, she must have known the odds were criminals would be left in peace. What applies to the failing system applies to libertarians who worry, understandably, about the authoritarian powers the government has taken in the crisis. They cry that the UK is becoming a police state without understanding that we don’t have enough police to police a police state. Liberals, who want a humane prison system or a police force that takes the abuse of women seriously and does not disproportionately target young black men, not only need to think about where they will find the funding, but about who they might train and recruit and how many years it will take to rebuild from the wreckage.

The Conservatives got away with defunding the police and the rest of the criminal justice system in part because their 11 years in power began during a period of social peace across the developed world. From the mid-1960s until the 1990s, crime rates exploded and then fell back, spectacularly, in the 21st century. Criminologists argue about the reasons: ageing populations, the aborting of unwanted children, even reductions in air pollution and levels of lead in the blood. As always, left and right pick the explanation that suit their biases. Perhaps we do not need an explanation. What American researchers call “the great crime decline” may just be a reversion to the mean. Humanity progresses, as Steven Pinker has argued, and a part of the progress has been a decline in everyday violence that began at the end of the Middle Ages.

On this view, the brutal decades of the late 20th century were a temporary diversion from the road to greater peace. In 2014, when UK crime rates had fallen significantly below 1990 levels, researchers from Cambridge University and the World Health Organization said a future in which rates of homicide, child abuse and domestic violence fell by as much as 50% was achievable in 30 years. Today, they may not be so confident. Gun deaths reached their highest point in US history in 2020, a year the Princeton sociologist Patrick Sharkey described as “the most violent” of the century. A gradual rise in crime since 2014 had culminated in “a really terrible year across the whole country”.

American exceptionalism should make you wary of looking west for guides to what will happen next here. I just mention in passing that UK crime rates have risen since 2014, too, and plateaued around their 1990 level. They are still below their peak but, if they should explode, the justice system would fall apart. Indeed, it has already fallen apart.

The Candidates' Challenge: Day Two

Scroll down to page 37 here, and you will find the persons nominated for the Lanchester Ward of Durham County Council. One of them signed my nomination papers last time. The Parish Council candidates have also been announced, but Lanchester is not listed, so I am assuming an uncontested election, as in 2013.

My challenge to each of the candidates for the Lanchester Ward of Durham County Council, and to each of the members of the incoming Lanchester Parish Council, is to state that they believed me to be guilty of the offences of which I was convicted on 12th March 2020, and of the offences for which I was due to be sentenced on 26th April, when I shall have the opportunity to vacate my pleas of guilty.

Please email davidaslindsay@hotmail.com. A daily running total will appear here until polling day, 6th May. So far, that total is none.

Sentencing Watch: Day Six

On Monday 26th April, I am to be sentenced for three counts of harassment. Here are a few salient facts. 

First, I pleaded guilty because there is no defence to a charge of harassment. The crime consists in having made the other person feel harassed. If they testify to that effect, then conviction is absolutely guaranteed. In any case, it is tried in a Magistrates' Court, where legal argumentation of any kind would only antagonise those who had applied to convict and imprison people as a hobby. Even hangmen expected to be paid. But magistrates love it so much that they do it for free. In the second quarter of 2020, they convicted in 84.1 per cent of cases. Plead guilty and hope for the best. There is no other option.

Secondly, I gave my solicitors a defence by reference to my accusers' credibility, or lack of it, but I was told that that would have been "bullying the witness". My repeated requests for a barrister were simply ignored, presumably because Legal Aid did not stretch to such things, which would be a story in itself. I have, however, been given a barrister for sentencing, since you are allowed one once you are legally guilty. By contrast, since at one hearing he did have to correct himself after having called my solicitor "M'learned friend", the Prosecution appears to have had counsel throughout, also at public expense.

Thirdly, I was only ever told about two of these charges, one from before my previous trial (to which it was crucial, meaning that an acquittal would have called my existing conviction gravely into question), and the other from before my previous sentence. Although I have had to enter a guilty plea to it for the reasons already stated, I have no idea what the third charge is beyond the fact that it is of harassment, even though it is enough to land me eight months inside and eight months on licence by triggering my suspended sentence.

None of this seems to strike practitioners in the field as remotely odd. This is just the way that things are. But fourthly, your funny bone must have been removed if you do not find it amusing that someone who had once thought that he was going to be Prime Minister was now older than two Prime Ministers of his adult lifetime, but had nothing better to do than to persecute me through the courts. Although at least he is a worthy opponent, unlike some half-educated washerwoman.

Of course, the dear old Crown Prosecution Service does have to take up your claim of harassment in the first place. But even Crown Court juries are now expressly instructed to "disregard" the concept of conviction beyond reasonable doubt. The Criminal Courts are the means whereby the State convicts and sentences those whom the State has charged. That's it. They serve no other purpose.

This post will appear daily until I have been sentenced.

Perjury Watch: Day 30

On 12th March 2020, I was convicted at Durham Crown Court, in a physically impossible period of less than an hour to digest "evidence" that the State had granted itself three years to collect or manufacture.

If the judge had thought that I was guilty, then I would be in prison, and I would certainly not have been granted bail on the spot. 

But my present point is this. In order to be guilty of the offences in question, then I would also have to be guilty of perjury.

If I had still never even been arrested for perjury, then that would amount to a certification of my innocence by the professional wing of the criminal justice system.

I have never been arrested for perjury. This post will appear every day until I have been.

The Holden-Nut Nuts Challenge: Day 130

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.

Oliver Kamm Candidacy Watch: Day 136

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 145

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.

Suicide Watch: Day 168

The two of you who dragged me back to court, 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 168

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. I have been, and it is.

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.

Clergy Watch: Day 177

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 once again 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 247

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 278

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, 9 April 2021

The Candidates' Challenge: Day One

Scroll down to page 37 here, and you will find the persons nominated for the Lanchester Ward of Durham County Council. One of them signed my nomination papers last time. The Parish Council candidates have also been announced, but Lanchester is not listed, so I am assuming an uncontested election, as in 2013.

My challenge to each of the candidates for the Lanchester Ward of Durham County Council, and to each of the members of the incoming Lanchester Parish Council, is to state that they believed me to be guilty of the offences of which I was convicted on 12th March 2020, and of the offences for which I was due to be sentenced on 26th April, when I shall have the opportunity to vacate my pleas of guilty.

Please email davidaslindsay@hotmail.com. A daily running total will appear here until polling day, 6th May. So far, that total is none.

Form and Manner

I could not disagree more profoundly with the Northern Independence Party, but people who are mocking it for being "unable to fill in a form" have clearly never attempted to register a political party with the Electoral Commission.

Take it from me, it is quite an ordeal, designed to wear you down until you give up. Look at the lengths to which that Commission has gone in order to keep a Black Lives Matter list off the ballot paper for the London Assembly. The British electoral process has very well-kept gates. As I know of old.

And not only nationally. The Electoral Commission are amateurs compared to Durham County Council, which has still not published the Statement of Persons Nominated that was due at four o'clock, and which will presumably not now publish it until Monday, if then.

In 2019, unlike every other parliamentary candidate across six constituencies, I was not given an appointment time to submit my nomination papers and my deposit. In the end, I just had to turn up at County Hall and insist on being seen. I was simply never sent the electoral register. People outside the golden circle do not know that they are born.

Lone Wolves

Irish Unionists have been claiming to have been betrayed by the British Government since even before Home Rule and Partition.

They are now boys, and in this case literally boys, who cried wolf. This time, they really have been betrayed by the British Government. But no one wants to know.

Text Message

Well, of course Rishi Sunak has broken the worthless Ministerial Code over David Cameron and Greensill.

But nothing will happen, both because the Code is not worth the paper that it is written on, and because there is no Opposition.

The people who fraudulently take payment to provide an Opposition want to be in office, if they do, only so that they themselves could get away this sort of thing.

E Mare Ex Industria

Having elected a Labour MP twice under Jeremy Corbyn, Hartlepool will of course take the more left-wing of the viable options and elect a Conservative rather than Paul Williams and Keir Starmer.

Every council seat that Labour will lose on the same day will have been held or won under Corbyn. As were the 37 parliamentary seats where Labour beat the Conservatives in 2019 by less than it did at Hartlepool.

Tiocfaidh ár lá?

The purpose of politics is to acquire and exercise power.

Therefore, one can only have a sneaking regard for the fact that the Provisional Army Council, in the old age of its members, has become the de facto sovereign body of the Six County State. It even stands on the cusp of becoming the de facto sovereign body of the 26 County State, to which most of those members have little or no connection.

Like the arrival of the Revolutionary Communist Party at the very heart of a Conservative Government, one cannot help feeling that there might be hope for us all yet.

Sentencing Watch: Day Five

On Monday 26th April, I am to be sentenced for three counts of harassment. Here are a few salient facts. 

First, I pleaded guilty because there is no defence to a charge of harassment. The crime consists in having made the other person feel harassed. If they testify to that effect, then conviction is absolutely guaranteed. In any case, it is tried in a Magistrates' Court, where legal argumentation of any kind would only antagonise those who had applied to convict and imprison people as a hobby. Even hangmen expected to be paid. But magistrates love it so much that they do it for free. In the second quarter of 2020, they convicted in 84.1 per cent of cases. Plead guilty and hope for the best. There is no other option.

Secondly, I gave my solicitors a defence by reference to my accusers' credibility, or lack of it, but I was told that that would have been "bullying the witness". My repeated requests for a barrister were simply ignored, presumably because Legal Aid did not stretch to such things, which would be a story in itself. I have, however, been given a barrister for sentencing, since you are allowed one once you are legally guilty. By contrast, since at one hearing he did have to correct himself after having called my solicitor "M'learned friend", the Prosecution appears to have had counsel throughout, also at public expense.

Thirdly, I was only ever told about two of these charges, one from before my previous trial (to which it was crucial, meaning that an acquittal would have called my existing conviction gravely into question), and the other from before my previous sentence. Although I have had to enter a guilty plea to it for the reasons already stated, I have no idea what the third charge is beyond the fact that it is of harassment, even though it is enough to land me eight months inside and eight months on licence by triggering my suspended sentence.

None of this seems to strike practitioners in the field as remotely odd. This is just the way that things are. But fourthly, your funny bone must have been removed if you do not find it amusing that someone who had once thought that he was going to be Prime Minister was now older than two Prime Ministers of his adult lifetime, but had nothing better to do than to persecute me through the courts. Although at least he is a worthy opponent, unlike some half-educated washerwoman.

Of course, the dear old Crown Prosecution Service does have to take up your claim of harassment in the first place. But even Crown Court juries are now expressly instructed to "disregard" the concept of conviction beyond reasonable doubt. The Criminal Courts are the means whereby the State convicts and sentences those whom the State has charged. That's it. They serve no other purpose.

This post will appear daily until I have been sentenced.

Perjury Watch: Day 29

On 12th March 2020, I was convicted at Durham Crown Court, in a physically impossible period of less than an hour to digest "evidence" that the State had granted itself three years to collect or manufacture.

If the judge had thought that I was guilty, then I would be in prison, and I would certainly not have been granted bail on the spot. 

But my present point is this. In order to be guilty of the offences in question, then I would also have to be guilty of perjury.

If I had still never even been arrested for perjury, then that would amount to a certification of my innocence by the professional wing of the criminal justice system.

I have never been arrested for perjury. This post will appear every day until I have been.

The Holden-Nut Nuts Challenge: Day 129

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.

Oliver Kamm Candidacy Way: Day 135

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 144

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.

Suicide Watch: Day 167

The two of you who dragged me back to court, 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 167

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. I have been, and it is.

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.

Clergy Watch: Day 176

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 once again 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 246

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 277

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.

Thursday, 8 April 2021

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No, of course George Galloway has not said that Scotland should be partitioned in the event of independence. He has said that it might be, and that it probably would be. The only way to prevent that is by voting for whoever was best placed to defeat the SNP in each constituency, and by voting All for Unity on the list.

The threat of partition is perfectly real. The most recent major breach of Covid-19 regulations in Northern Ireland was by triumphant supporters of Glasgow Rangers, a club that has already been subjected to a malicious prosecution by the SNP in power.

That club's supporters in Scotland are the only people in Great Britain regularly to display the Union Flag, an essentially alien practice that the Government wishes to introduce in imitation of the people who tonight will once again be throwing firebombs on the streets of Belfast.

Also seen only feet away last night, on the Lanark Way side of the gates, was Spike Murray, who was a decidedly non-teenage pallbearer for Bobby Storey as a fellow member of the Provisional Army Council. Storey's funeral was arranged and staged in active coordination with the Police, so the idea of prosecutions was always fanciful. And everyone knows that if Michelle O'Neill called for a Chief Constable to resign, then he would be finished.

The youths through the gates on the Shankill Road know, and the paramilitaries directing them know in detail, that you can make anyone you like First Minister, but the institutions of the State are errand boys for Sinn Féin, who are errand girls for the Army Council, which is a body of totally unreconstructed IRA hard men from back in the day.

Moreover, it is an almost entirely Northern body, on the cusp of taking control of a 26 County State in which few of its members have ever lived and where almost none of them grew up. It is already running the Six County State where most of its members did grow up and do live.

Dissent may be expressed only by taking to the streets. But even there, it is entirely impotent, since it faces the full wrath of the Police, soon to be joined by the Army, on its own side of the gates, and since it would face the full wrath of Spike Murray and Company Limited should it break through to the other side.

If you are in Scotland and you do not want it to end up like this, then the only way to prevent it is by voting for whoever was best placed to defeat the SNP in each constituency, and by voting All for Unity on the list. George Galloway has not said that Scotland should be partitioned in the event of independence. He has said that it might be, and that it probably would be. It might be. And it probably would be.