WHAT a truly horrible week it has been. Suella Braverman, a politician in touch with the people, is out (but not down, thankfully – she is still blasting her former colleagues on the Rwanda plan); Lord Cameron, an unelected and oh so conveniently unaccountable globalist, is in. As if to underline it, what does ‘call me Dave’ do but trot straight off to Kiev with Boris Johnson’s blessing. Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose – just more of it, and worse.
The Met’s ‘two-tier’ policing boss Sir Mark Rowley, perhaps knowing that his Home Secretary was about to be sacked, continued to let the mob rule the streets. Were there any arrests for running riot over the Hyde Park Royal Artillery war memorial? Of course not. There were no laws broken, you see. Try that if Tommy Robinson had mounted the statue to stage a demo.
But whatever happened to disturbing the peace, Sir Mark? ‘This is the city the “progressive left have dreamed of for decades”, TCW author Robert James wrote to me. He’d forced himself to watch the BBC after the disturbances last Saturday: ‘In the first five minutes of the main evening news bulletin the newsreader called the football marchers “right wing” seven times. Not far right, not hard right but right wing, the message being: you’re either on the left or you’re scum.’
This is the BBC people listen to and appear to be uncritically absorbing when it comes to the Israel-Hamas war. No one should be under any illusion about the direction of their bias on that either.
Does this BBC ‘authority’ account for a reader who castigated me last week on ‘the direction TCW is going re Israel’? He believes our commentary has been irresponsible because there ‘is no nuance, but an assumption that an ethnic cleansing of Gaza is not happening, although this is said to be now also occurring in the West Bank’.
Exactly. ‘Said to be’. Surely that allegation, which has taken such widespread hold, is the one that needs checking! Much is based on the 11,000-plus Hamas-based casualty claims. Though subject to no independent check, they are repeated uncritically by the UN, the BBC and most of the rest of MSM, and taken as evidence. This is despite Hamas’s long history of mendacious misreporting, particularly when it comes to faking ‘civilian’ as opposed to fighter deaths. Even so, does this constitute evidence? Karen Harradine pointed out yesterday on TCW that Hamas know that injured and dead civilians in Gaza play well in the media and invoke sympathy for their jihadist war on Israel. They forget that Hamas’s military strategy of using Gazans as human shields inevitably maximises civilian casualties. Hey, and they are still given a free pass as though they have no moral autonomy and no need for any.
Then there is the question of whose is the genocidal intent here? I have found no justification for Israel having such intent. My searches led me to one ‘expert’ who conceded (under interview pressure, it looks like) that the ‘rhetoric’ (not quoted) of ‘right wing ministers’ (the only one named not part of the Israeli War Cabinet) ‘can be seen as potentially genocidal (my italics) from the way it dehumanises Palestinians‘. This has been picked up and used as the evidence. Compare that with the upfront genocidal threats made by Hamas leaders about Israel. Their leaders’ statements are all over social media, recorded verbatim. Ghazi Hamad, a member of Hamas’s political bureau, said the terror group would keep attacking Israel until the country is exterminated. Ismail Haniyeh, the Hamas leader, said of his own people: ‘We need the blood of women, children and the elderly of Gaza, so as to awaken our revolutionary spirit.‘ I wonder how the women, children and elderly feel about their compulsory sacrifice?
What beats me is how so many former lockdown and vaccine sceptics seem to have switched off their antennas (once tuned to pick up UN, BBC and MSM propaganda) and are choosing to accept a terrorist group capable of the most savage butchery as a reliable source of information, and Israel (long hated by the BBC) as the suspect one. I wondered too last week what they make of their new-found allies in Extinction Rebellion who have, of course, come out in support of the UN’s call for a ceasefire without the pre-condition of releasing the Israeli hostages or statement of Israel’s right to exist.
Meanwhile the UN’s and the WHO’s pharma allies are still impregnable despite their share prices crashing (more on that on TCW next week) with the MHRA refusing to give way to Ros Jones’s FoI request for the ‘AstraZeneca files’ reported here. With the VITT court case against AstraZeneca in the offing, you can only imagine how terrified they are that such a release would incriminate them totally.
The news that the High Court has given way to the ‘Good Law Project’ witch hunt against Dr Aseem Malhotra was a bad end to an already bad week. Friday brought their gleeful announcement that junior doctor Matt Kneale had been ‘granted permission to proceed with his legal challenge against the General Medical Council (GMC) over its failure to investigate a high-profile doctor, Dr Aseem Malhotra, who has repeatedly made misleading statements to the public about Covid-19 vaccines’.
This case must be used, Joel Smalley suggested to me, as an opportunity for the real evidence to be presented and put in the public record. It must.
Of course a genuine good law project’s challenge to the GMC should have been over its failure to check the BBC which repeatedly made and continues to make recklessly misleading statements about the safety and the efficacy of the Covid vaccines.
In my dreams . . .