Watching the Untrusted Implode III

 

 

On Pen y Fan, Brecon, Wales, January 2020

There is no country in the world that has such easy access to so beautiful and diverse scenery as the United Kingdom.

Watching the Untrusted Implode III


 

“There could be a smugness to irony … You woke up one morning and no longer knew if your tongue was in your cheek; and even if it was, whether that mattered any more … ”

Julian Barnes – The Noise of Time

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Britain’s middle-class Brexit Anxiety Disorder

For Britain’s pro-European middle classes, Brexit is akin to a psychological trauma which has left many unable to behave rationally, according to two leading experts. Far from being hyper-rational observers concerned only with what is economically sensible, many have morphed into the “Remainiacs” of Brexiteer disdain.

They are acting no differently to what psychologists would expect from those suffering from chronic anxiety caused by loss of control and insecurity, Dr. Philip Corr, professor of psychology and behavioral economics at the University of London, and Dr. Simon Stuart, a clinical psychologist, told POLITICO.

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From the Observer:

Legal aid cuts, and rise in digital evidence and sexual abuse cases affecting profession, says CBA

The Observer 6 May 2018 reports that Self-employed barristers with a tendency to take on whatever work came their way could end up handling back-to-back cases involving allegations of a serious sexual nature for months.

Is this any surprise given this sample?

BeautifulBurnout – calling Bitey a paedophile; – frankly, it is fair comment

BeautifulBurnout is Judge Anthony Pitt also a paedophile?

HankScorpio, BeautifulBurnout, Backtothepoint and Paedophilia

How False Accusations by the Untrusteds have allowed the guilty to avoid detection

BeautifulBurnout and Backtothepoint – 7/7 London Transport Truther Conspirators

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” An assault on an ideology is not merely different from a threat made to a person; it is the opposite of a threat made to a person. The whole end of liberal civilization is to substitute the criticism of ideas for assaults on people.” – Adam Gopnik

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There is something wonderful in seeing a wrong-headed majority assailed by truth.

John Kenneth Galbraith

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Welcome to The Real Untrusted

for a brief introduction to this site – read here

“The citadel of established practice seldom falls to the polite knock of a good idea. It may however yield to a long siege, a pre-emptive strike, a wooden horse or a cunning alliance.” 

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Why I would have voted to Leave the EU is now here

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I’ve posted Photographs 33  –  all of which have been displayed on the front page recently and are now all together for those who might have missed them first time round.

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 Today’s Music

Yusef Lateef, “Morning”

 


In the beginning……….. How the CiF rebels turned hypocrisy into an art form-  is now elsewhere  – making comments posted here easier to access – I hope.

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  1. Jack Roth

     /  January 28, 2020

    ‘Get Ready for Brexit’ campaign had little effect, says watchdog’

    “Responding to the report, the Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran said it was “a colossal waste of [£45m of] taxpayers money” which was effectively part of the Conservative election campaign.”

    It is to be noted that now the tories are frimly in number 10 – this propaganda stunt is nowhere to be seen.

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/jan/28/get-ready-for-brexit-campaign-had-little-effect-says-watchdog

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  2. A lot of this doing the rounds on Facebook about Richard Branson paying zero tax on all the money he’s made and is making out of the NHS. Disgusting. Cancel your Virgin broadband, phone and TV and don’t use Virgin Airlines or trains or anything else he flogs.

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  3. brusselsexpats

     /  January 25, 2020

    Early morning Desde,

    The ballet was sensational, very long – I got home past midnight but well worth it. The second and third acts in particular took inspiration from Dante’s Divine Comedy, the inferno and paradiso. Fortunately those consigned to the flames were not head-first in manure.

    In the audience there were a number of Japanese because they had helped with the production. One man wore a typical Japanese loose fitting coat (rather like people wear for judo) and two young women were in full geisha-style kimono – wow that looks so beautiful. It must take ages to get into that because it’s so intricate.
    They may well have been from the embassy.

    Theatre packed with Antwerp’s finest.

    Next week it’s our book club and then a gang of us are going to the cinema on Saturday to see Porgy and Bess transmitted live from the MET. After that it’s the French-speaking theatre: The House of Atreus taken from the Greek tragediens. I bet it opens with Clytemnestra whacking her husband Agamemmnon with an axe as he soaks in the bath.

    Have a good Sunday.

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    • Hi Bruss

      Glad you enjoyed the ballet. “Porgy and Bess transmitted live from the MET.” – that sounds fantastic, sure you’ll have a good time.

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  4. Evening all.

    Well, I came across this clip from Robert Kilroy Silk’s chat show on YouTube: can’t quite believe this was ever broadcast. It’s about (some) white women preferring black men. Watch it if you dare.

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  5. brusselsexpats

     /  January 25, 2020

    Anyway, Pandemic or no pandemic, I’m off to the ballet this evening, the première of a re-working of La Bayadère (The Temple Dancer). An exotic work that will also highlight colonialism and racism in the 19th century.

    Have a good evening all.

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  6. brusselsexpats

     /  January 25, 2020

    Afternoon all,

    The Black Death originated in China. Not that I want to panic anyone.

    I’m wondering if the pneumonia vaccine that does exist would be worth getting as pneumonia seems to be the biggest danger.

    Read in the Times that a man ended up with double pneumonia because he was unable to get a GP’s appointment to see him in time. He ended up in hospital on a drip. The disease is still a killer.

    I’m deeply grateful that my own beginning of pneumonia was spotted in time. The bronchitis turned severe in one day and the pneumonia had just begun in one lung. The antibiotics knocked it on the head (it was bacterial not viral) within three days. Mind you they nearly knocked me out too. Super strength.

    Take care Bitey.

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    • pbj2

       /  January 28, 2020

      Hi Bru

      I’d get it if i were you.Although i don’t know whether Belgian criteria for getting it would apply to you.Here in the UK there’s a shortage of the vaccine so unless you qualify for it on account of age and health problems you can only get it privately and it’s not cheap..

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      • pbj2

         /  January 28, 2020

        ps Desde ,given your health problems you should qualify for the vaccine free on the nhs.You only need one jab to protect you from pneumonia for the rest of your life.

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        • Hi Paul

          I had the pneumonia in the 90s after a bad bout of infection. Have you had it? You’ve had some significant health issues too.

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          • Had the pneumonia vaccination that is!

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            • pbj2

               /  January 28, 2020

              Hi Desde

              I haven’t had the jab yet.My gp told me i wasn’t eligible and my pharmacist told me of the current shortage of vaccine . So my only option is to go private and that will cost £50 at least.

              ps my gp suggested i take vit d which supports the immune system so i’ve been taking that.

              pps my consultant told me that if/when i have the op done it’ll be a 3-5 day stay in hospital and that there was a risk of catching pneumonia.So if i go ahead with it i’ll probably find the money to pay to have the jab done privately.

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              • Yes you will need to be careful after surgery in a multi-bed ward. Although it was alarming to be discharged from hospital after surgery so quickly, there was a woman in the ward with post-op pneumonia and I was relieved to get away.

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  7. And this article hits the nail on the head as far as I’m concerned.

    Calls for global ban on wild animal markets amid coronavirus outbreak

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  8. pbj2

     /  January 24, 2020

    BTH-if you’re in China i hope you’re well away from the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak.And i hope this isn’t the start of a global pandemic.

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    • Hi Paul, no I’m not in China but I will be on Tuesday and fortunately not in Wuhan or any of the other places that have seen serious restrictions on travel, social gatherings etc. However I shall as always scrupulously observe the hygiene advice about washing hands, using handkerchiefs, etc and avoid any places where large or even small numbers of people gather. Over the years I’ve had some really bad chest and lung infections, some of which have lasted several months before one day I realise they’ve gone. I’ve not had one for several years now so I’m hoping I might have built up some kind of immunity.

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      • You’ll have to be careful as it is spreading a bit but isn’t an epidemic yet. The Daily Mail is doing it’s usual horror stories.

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