From that beautiful man who gave you “I made it all up”
Alistair Campbell and many others of his ilk see themselves as “progressive”. The lead-up to and aftermath of the senseless murder of Jo Cox strongly suggests that they’re getting progressively more depraved as time goes on. Now firmly in bed (and exchanging bodily fluids) with the equally ruthless crackpots of Camerlot, they seem happy to sink to their level. How else to describe those who use a murder to murder the Truth?
Until roughly three years ago, The Slog had a header that talked about ‘rule by distraction, distortion and deception’ – ‘3D manipulation’ as I called it. These days, I stick with ‘Deconstruct bollocks, reconstruct decency’. Both these summations are, I suspect, hugely relevant to an initial analysis of the Jo Cox killing.
This has not been a referendum campaign in which the British Establishment has covered itself in glory; a more exact description might be that it has tried to cover its detractors in mud, and suffuse the electorate with fear.
By the Establishment, I mean of course those who feel confident that staying in the EU will either solidify the shift in power from Labour to Capital, or defend workers’ rights. Clearly, one of them is disastrously wrong…..and I am reasonably certain that it is the Left – if only because those running the EC, ECB and Eurogroupe have done their best to suppress wages at every opportunity, and allow private capital to sell off Greek assets bit by bit.
But that’s just my view. There are some unpleasant caricatures on the Leave side as well, and Brexit contains risks. In truth, the bottom line of the referendum campaign up until yesterday had been hundreds of pundits pretending to know things they couldn’t possibly know: rather like the climate debate in many ways….and symptomatic of Western culture’s inability any more to seek Truth over Power.
From the outset, both sides have used dubious figures. But the Remain camp has surpassed all expectations in its attempt to delay, disguise, pressure and frighten the British voter, while smearing those who are in favour of Brexit as swivel-eyed bigots only one small step removed from Little Englander skinhead knuckle-draggers. Setting this background is crucial to an analysis of the slaughter of Jo Cox, because the media have, since the event, tried to depict Tommy Mair as, oddly enough, a Little Englander skinhead knuckle-dragger.
The campaign opened with Camerlot unjustly refusing the access of Privy Councillors to government information, an obviously unconstitutional act. But spitting on the Constitution has been the norm in the Blair-Campbell-Mandelson-Brown-Cameron-Osborne-Hunt epoch. It was then followed by the illegal use of taxpayers’ money to distribute an all-Homes mailshot on behalf of Remaindeers – who are not the Government, and therefore embezzled that money from taxpayers.
Illegal election expenditure, however, was soon to emerge as a serial flaw in Camerlot’s make-up, as dozens of enquiries into Conservative overspends in May 2015 began to emerge. The reaction to this by the Tory leader was not that of an innocent man: he pulled out all the stops to get the investigations stopped, which the judiciary rightly rebuffed.
Remain then released their trump (no pun intended) card by flying in a foreign head of State – the most powerful man on the planet, although you’d never guess – in the shape of Barack Obama. The Black Dude proceeded to threaten his Special Ally with a glorified trade embargo if it left the EU, a process watched in glee by Camerlot. Not much sense of ‘protection of the Realm’ in that little display.
More scare stories followed: the EU would enact vengeance, every trade deal would have to be renegotiated, Britain would spiral into a deep depression, trade would collapse, and we would become a third-world country.
None of this worked. Enter electioneer and implicated marketing agency misuser Lynton Crosby (an Australian) to hijack a Telegraph column about one small study purporting to show that the pendulum was swinging in favour of Remain. It was a lie, and The Slog demolished it on the same day. Within a week, one poll after another began to record what was obvious to canvassers on the ground: the Remain vote – especially among older Brits and women – was collapsing.
What happened then was really quite extraordinary. The site BT.com issued the results of a survey among over 20,000 of its fixed line users – obviously, an older demographic. This showed a staggering 79% of traditional Britain determined to vote Leave.
The article swiftly became an unarticle. I feel able now to reveal this email sent to me by Ian Arnot at BT.com. It asks me to attribute it to a BT.com spokesman, but I don’t see why I should; however, on the grounds of respect for the bloke’s privacy, his contact details have been left off this page-capture:
As a piece of ridiculous disinformation, this is a classic of its kind. Ian wants me to believe that BT.com mistakenly put up the result of a poll with exact numbers in it before those numbers existed – a post saying they did exist, and were disastrous for the Remaindeers. But this page capture of the piece makes a nonsense of his claim:
You can see here quite clearly that the article is sourced, and mentions 20,460 respondents. So, only 19,140 votes out, then. But Ian is the BT.com media relations manager, and he let it go out. Physician, heal thyself. Media guy, fire your staff. Or, media guy, must try harder. For the record, this is a page capture of the detailed results of a survey that never happened thanks to an innocent mistake and a handy random time-warp:
Within 24 hours, this direct link from Google was replaced with this:
So sorry BT site members, we can’t find that page because it went up prematurely, and then sadly died. Oh the tragic neo-natal death rate of the neoliberal censorship machine.
Two mainstream, professional polls now showed Remain opening up 10-point and 6-point leads respectively, and it was at this point that the agitprop in favour of staying in the EU took an unpleasant turn. Strong Leftist europhile Tom Pride swallowed his pride to put up this idiotic smear, for which there can be no excuse:
It was far too below the belt to be satire; but above all, it showed the depths of desperation now being felt in the Remain camp. Within three days – during which several research analyses showed the threats-smears-bullying-foreign intervention strategy of the Remaindeers to have backfired hilariously – UK Chancellor George Osborne gave sound bites and issued statements effectively saying, “Do as you’re told or I’ll call an emergency Budget and raise your taxes”. Even hard-bitten hacks told me they were amazed at the idiocy of the tactic. It gained this response from his own Party big beasts:
Four Tories and a Chancellor’s funeral, perhaps.
I apologise to those regular Sloggers who have seen most of these images and arguments before. But I hope from here on, you will appreciate why the tragic events of yesterday must be seen in the context of immediate history, motives and methods.
There is a great deal more than EU membership at stake here, and every informed person on both sides knows it. The simplest way to confirm this is to follow the history of the EU in the ex-USSR satellite States, of NATO in the Mediterranean and Middle East, the NATO-connected career of Federica Mogherini (in charge of the euro-army), the antics of rabid wannabe Caliphate Recep Erdogan, the eurogroupe’s insane ClubMed austerity drive, and the UK’s yawning trade gap with the EU.
The facts – not scares – are these: the western EU economies are crumbling under the weight of cheap east-European labour and imports; both Greece and Turkey are of huge strategic importance to NATO’s objective of regularising access to oil; Mogherini is a key point-man between NATO, Brussels and the illegally-formed eurogroupe; Erdogan’s behaviour is tolerated by NATO and puts intolerable pressure on German Chancellor Merkel; Wolfgang Schäuble is determined to bring the eurozone under a German-dominated Fiskalunion, and bring France’s serial deficits under austerity control; that ambition and Francois Hollande’s captive position as a French President in a poor fiscal position is already creating a huge labour backlash in that country; without the UK’s export market, the German top-end car sector will fall into deep recession; Italy is almost beyond help in terms of its banking corruption and economic stasis; Spain is politically paralysed; and the entire American geopolitical strategy – one that is centred around a federal Europe as the bulwark against perceived Russian aggression – is consequently under serious threat.
Now it’s not as if I’m writing all this with the benefit of 20:20 hindsight. I have posted three times since January about both New York and Brussels sources making heavy allusions about the US and the EC doing anything and everything it takes to ensure that Britain stays in the European Union. I am far, far from being alone in receiving this feedback. Indeed, in the last fortnight, several mainstream media and internet spheres have revealed without collusion that, if a referendum vote to Brexit is close, Commons MPs may well use their constitutional Sovereignty to overrule the result…given there is a 4:1 majority in that chamber, this would not be difficult.
In the last month I have spoken with seven separate sources within VoteLeave, LeaveOfficial, UKip, Old Labour, Leave canvassers and the French Opposition who all fear manipulation of the UK referendum result. We have already witnessed voting cards going to non-UK citizens, and ‘glitches’ at the registration website: they may be unhappy coincidences, they may not. Some of the judgements about that may well depend on the outcome of police enquiries into 2015 General Election malpractice at Thanet (where Farage lost again) – there is alleged to be enough evidence to occasion a null and void declaration, and thus a by-election.
None of this is hysterical fantasy. It would, for instance, be very difficult for those same Labour Remaindeers who scream “Guilty!” at Camerlot in relation to General Election fraud to now turn round and yell “Not Guilty!” in the light of fears about the Black Knights’ behaviour in a referendum….upon which (in NATO’s eyes) the security of the West depends.
This then is the context that precedes yesterday’s horrific murder of Jo Cox. Thus far, the knee-jerk media reaction has been, if anything, even more depressing.
The 41-year old MP mother of two was pronounced dead at 1.48pm yesterday by a hospital doctor who attended the murder scene with paramedics.
Even the earliest reports focused heavily on alleged witnesses hearing the suspected assailant (named as Tommy Mair) shout “Britain First!” ‘Police were also investigating reports of a person shouting “Britain first”’ said the Guardian. It prompted this Pavlovian response on Twitter:
Wrong again, bile-spitting ideologist. But full marks to Labour Remain supporter Kate Vasey, who saw my response and retweeted the exchange. What can any true democrat say other than using ‘scum’ as a word to describe other human beings (however reprehensible and ignorant) is not a behaviour suffused with tolerance.
The fact as of now is, not one of these aurally involved witnesses has been named. They seem to have disappeared into the ether. Fancy that.
However, three named witnesses – Hithem Ben Abdallah, Clarke Rothwell, and Terry Flynn-Edwards – were all very close to the event, and are clear that they did not hear any such thing.
On this flimsy basis of hearsay (or rather, not-hear say) for some inexplicable reason respected Guardian cartoonist Steve Bell decided the time was ripe to create this truly disgusting cartoon:
Let there be no mistake: Bell parodies an earlier immigration poster (and no, I didn’t like it either, to be honest) by depicting Nigel Farage wearing a UKip neo-Nazi armband but with the face of what appears to be a Jewish Oswald Mosley.
This in the certain knowledge that Mair has not now or ever had any connection to UKip or indeed any other Brexit group.
To use the tedious pc vernacular, if ever there was a hate-cartoon, this is it. In some bizarre attack of coup de foudre, Steve Bell creates here an image that would be more appropriate from the pen of Tim Bell in his role as Wikipedia manipulator within Pottinger Bell.
It was nothing short of a national disgrace: or put another way, it was the peevish British Left at it again, full of hollow hypocrisy while spitting venom at those who arguments are winning a democratic majority. And this obviously encouraged the pornographer at the Daily Star to wade in with this total distortion:
I am left asking myself yet again: what in God’s name was the point of the Leveson Inquiry when this sort of criminally libellous drivel continues to be churned out by unaccountable hacks and proprietors? The Starshit Enterlies boldly going where no paid-for advertisement would ever be allowed to go.
And so it continues this morning.
As if to confirm its fall from objectivity into the mire of despicable spin, the Independent repeated the “Britain First!” story/myth later, and now leads with this profoundly misleading headline today:
Beneath this, the now digital and once fine paper penned:
I would wager that most people skimming this piece would leave it with the impression that it was referring to far-Right group Britain first. In fact it was about an obscure bunch of South African supremacist boneheads.
The article ran in this form to suggest that the Brexit campaign had “unbottled” evil genies keen to kill anyone who opposed them. It was propaganda, and it was bollocks.
Britain First in fact issued an unequivocal statement yesterday denying any connection to the killer suspect. Similarly, the original innuendo surrounding vile threat calls to Jo Cox has been shown to have nothing whatsover to do with 52-year-old Tommy Mair.
The Mirror earns in full today its self-awarded reputation as ‘Britain’s only intelligent tabloid’, by showing great restraint and making the nuisance-calls myth clear. If only the same could be said for the Daily Unintelligraph owned and run into the ground by tax-expat odd couple the Barclay twins:
The Torygraph fails to do what the dear old Mirror did, and then gives the oxygen of publicity to another Left hypocrite with this one:
It’s kind of what I’d expect from Cooper, who is after all married to serial bombastic bully-boy Ed Balls. What the fragrant Yvette omits to mention is that her own colleague Neil Coyle, the MP for Bermondsey and Old Southwark, was quick to make political capital out of Jo Cox’s death with the bottle/genie rubbish, saying “the Leave Campaign risks inspiring extremist elements”. Classic Leftist bollocks suggesting that ordinary voters are merely a hateful mob easily swayed by Tory bollocks. How all these laughingly termed ‘legislators’ give themselves away time after time after time.
However, the last paragraph of the capture above leads me to the forensics surrounding the suspension of the referendum campaign. This appeared from EUObserver just two and a half hours after the attack, and before Jo’s death head been confirmed:
My source in Brussels confirmed that the ‘suspension decision’ had come from the EC, NOT Downing Street. It threw Westminster into a degree of confusion and contradictory statements. It has yet to be explained. But for a Remain campaign on the ropes, it was disturbingly convenient.
And so the quest to link Tommy Mair to fascist nutters continues – in both the Sun and our old friends at the Washington Post, the key group turns out to be American:
Look: the evidence suggests strongly that Tommy Mair is a disturbed man. So disturbed, in fact, that he yelled “Britain First!” (or not) despite having no connection to them whatsoever. But this ‘link’ too has rebounds that suggest a clear agenda. The Washpost writes:
Er…I’m sorry? Balderdash. Remember: this is the same Obama-supporting Washington Post that was caught out last week writing about Brexit “dangers” – having failed to spot that the UK has a deficit with the EU, not the other way round.
It seems Tommy Mair bought a manual about how to build a home-made gun from the American National Alliance. It seems Jo Cox was killed with a home-made gun.
I’ll just run this across you again: the American National Alliance – a vociferous supporter of insidious US gun lobbyist the National Rifle Association – perhaps inspired Tommy Mair to build a gun that killed Jo Cox. He was not inspired by Britain First, or Brexit, or UKIP…but by the same country whose empty-suit President flew in to order his Special Ally Britain to the back of the queue if we dared to Brexit.
Ironic update 17:15 – Mair bought the gun manual in 1999….
Oooook Kaaay. So here’s my headline for this afternoon:
I think that nails it, don’t you?