Neil Oliver: Last Lockdown? Fantasy! SNP = Scotland = Even More Fantasy!

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As talk in Scotland is turning to the May elections for Holyrood, Catholics need to listen closely to Neil Oliver’s observations about the way the SNP Government has damaged Scotland. More to the point for us, however, is the fact that the SNP is no friend of religion in general, and certainly no friend of the Catholic Church, as the Covid-19 restrictions have confirmed. Or maybe you think Neil Oliver needs to spend more time practising his bagpipes?  

And for those who may have missed it, here is Alex Salmond giving evidence at the Holyrood Inquiry into issues surrounding the Scottish Government’s involvement in his court case… pleasingly, the proceedings begin with the oath to Almighty God…

From The Telegraph YouTube platform…

Alex Salmond has launched a blistering attack on Nicola Sturgeon and accused her government of subverting the founding principles of Holyrood. The Former First Minister told a committee set up to investigate a botched civil service probe into sexual harassment claims against him had been systematically obstructed by Ms Sturgeon’s administration which he said had been guilty of a “calculated and deliberate suppression of evidence”.

He also claimed he had been left “astonished” to see Ms Sturgeon this week apparently call into question the verdict of the jury after he was cleared of all charges last year.

Mr Salmond is questioned by MSPs on what he alleges was a conspiracy by the Scottish government and SNP against him. The former Scottish first minister appears as part of an inquiry into the government’s mishandling of sexual harassment complaints about him.  Ends.

Share your thoughts  …  Is it right for any Christian to vote for a Parliament apparently chock full of corrupt politicians?  

Retired Supreme Court Justice: Lockdown “Thoroughly Inhumane” – You Don’t Say!

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As this thread is launched, Boris Johnson is holding a press conference to offer his exit strategy for coming out of lockdown.  From the snippets appearing online already, this is going to be a very slow process. Politicians do not give up power easily. Nicola Sturgeon is to make her latest announcement tomorrow afternoon but she’s already told us that her focus will be on “data rather than dates” which, of course, means that she can keep moving the goalposts at will.  

Will telling these people that lockdown is inhumane move them, at all?  Will it touch them sufficiently to decide to end this misery once and for all?

I think not. What about you?  

England: Restrictions to Ease Soon? Scotland Calling… Earth to Nicola… 

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Looks like some temporary relief is on the horizon for our cousins south of the border, if only because – according to Steve Baker MP – Easter is a very busy time for the hospitality sector, pubs and restaurants… Er, churches tend to be pretty busy around Easter as well, coincidentally, would you believe. The Bishops must, without any hesitation, announce the re-opening of churches without consulting either Government officials or the virus. God will take care of both.

So, here we have Steve Baker MP in very optimistic mood, talking as if the English population is possibly going to have their freedoms handed back in the near future.  Really?  I wonder if they will be accepting asylum seekers from Scotland… Nicola, are you listening? 

Elsewhere on talkRADIO this morning, we heard Peter Hitchens reminding us that, having handed over our freedom, we won’t be getting it back.  He did say that there would be (as has been the case to date) some easing of restrictions, a certain amount of freedom permitted and then there will be another fear-filled reason why we need to have the restrictions imposed yet again, if not another full-blown lockdown. 

So, who do you think is closer to the truth – Peter Hitchens or Steve Baker MP?   

The Great Lockdown Debate: Who Won?

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Mike Graham is to be congratulated on his professional chairing of the above video debate between two well-known journalists. The question for our discussion is who won the debate? That will be for you to decide, based, of course, on whether you are more convinced by Peter Hitchens’ arguments or those of Dan Hodges.  Watch out for one piece of brilliant “classic Peter” in there – but will it be sufficient to win your vote?   

IS talkRADIO “The Home Of Free Speech”? Just Ask Peter Hitchens… 

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The censored segment in the Mike Graham/Peter Hitchens interview is very significant.  Peter Hitchens isn’t saying anything that has not been said on this blog many times. So, what do the executives at talkRADIO know that the rest of us have not been told? Guesses welcome…  

Having lived in the Soviet Union – and he makes frequent references to the fact – Peter seems to be more aware than just about anyone else in the world of journalism/media that what is going on right now in the UK has led us into living life as populations do under Communist dictatorships. 

If only we could find an informed and committed Catholic journalist who would speak up in the same confident way,  with the ability to concisely explain the 1917 Fatima apparitions, including the later prophecy revealed by the Fatima seer, Sr Lucia; in an interview with American Historian Professor William Thomas Walsh in 1946,  Sr Lucia said that every country in the world would be overtaken by Communism, reinforcing the earlier warnings that Communism would spread unless the Pope & Bishops consecrate Russia to Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart.  Russia, the first nation to publicly disown the very existence of God in its governance, has to be given back to God, and until that happens in the manner prescribed at Fatima, the world (and Church) will continue in turmoil. 

So, please… is there a Catholic journalist in the house? 

Scots TV Presenter On Covid-Generation: “What’s The Point?” Future Bleak…

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It is my considered opinion that there is no point any more in writing to politicians at any level. Things are too far gone now – lockdowns have become an accepted method of controlling the population. Generating fear really does work, and it makes no difference if we remind folk that the Government’s own alleged experts said at the outset that there is a 99.98% recovery rate in those who become infected with this virus.  In other words, most people recover. At least two people in England, who were aged over 100 recovered way back at the beginning – wheeled out of hospital to a parade of staff cheerfully applauding. Doesn’t matter. There is a tiny risk of becoming infected, so best to stay at  home, close schools and businesses, ban church-going, insist on mask-wearing and (anti) social distancing, with heavy handed police tactics, including hefty fines, imposed on anyone who dares to disobey.  Too bad about those suffering with other illnesses;  last time I checked Covid was #24 on the list of causes of death in the UK – or was that England, can’t be sure, but you’ll get my drift…it’s certainly not #1 cause of death in Scotland, or anything like it, that’s for sure.

In that context, I have every sympathy with Neil Oliver’s views, and I’m not at all surprised at the perfectly understandable attitude of his 17 year old daughter and her friends who ask “what’s the point” of studying and working to succeed in education in preparation for the world of work, when, on the whim of a Government our personal and religious freedoms may be removed, with education and work brought to an unceremonious halt. 

What I find hard to fathom, though, is why someone with Neil Oliver’s obvious  intelligence (and ditto Mike Graham) hasn’t apparently realised why we are in lockdown for the foreseeable future; that this is not about a virus at all, never was about a virus – that we are actually living under a system of totalitarian governance, stealthily established with the willing, if naïve, co-operation of the majority of the population; that, almost overnight, Communism has arrived.  They don’t appear to be joining up the dots to reach that conclusion. Too busy, I suppose, rightly focused on encouraging the teenagers in their circle not to lose hope, but to keep planning ahead…

In any event, Neil Oliver hits a number of nails on the head in the above interview, and I fully sympathise with his response to this ongoing and apparently never-ending series of lockdowns.  Do you?    

Coronavirus: Rushed Vaccine Due To Be Rolled Out…Will YOU Take It? I Won’t!

The following extract from Buzzfeed News (2018) is a reminder of the danger of accepting a vaccine rush-job…

Dozens of NHS workers are fighting for compensation after developing narcolepsy from a swine flu vaccine that was rushed into service without the usual testing when the disease spread across the globe in 2009. They say it has destroyed their careers and their health.

When nurse Meleney Gallagher was told to line up with her colleagues on the renal ward at Sunderland Royal Hospital, for her swine flu vaccination, she had no idea the injection she was about to have had not gone through the usual testing process.

It had been rushed into circulation after the swine flu virus had swept across the globe in 2009, prompting fears thousands of people could die. From the moment the needle broke Gallagher’s skin, her life would never be the same.

“I remember vividly we were all lined up in the corridor and we were told we had to have it. It wasn’t a choice,” she claimed. “I was pressured into it. We were given no information.”

The date was 23 November 2009 and Gallagher was one of thousands of NHS staff vaccinated with Pandemrix, a vaccine made by pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).

Eight years later, her career in the NHS is a memory and she’s living with incurable, debilitating narcolepsy and suffers from cataplexy, a sudden, uncontrollable loss of muscle tone that can cause her to collapse without warning. Because of her condition, she can no longer work or drive.

People with narcolepsy experience chronic fatigue and difficulty sleeping at night. They can have night terrors, hallucinations, and a range of mental health problems.

Gallagher is not alone.  Click here to read the rest of this report…  

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I will not take this vaccine, under any circumstances.  Will you?  

Covid-19: Tyranny – Shouldn’t We ALL Shout At Politicians? Hmmm… YES! 

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Well done, Julia, for telling Bob Stewart MP  that you have every right to shout at him, given that he is planning to vote for continuing/worsening restrictions in the name of Covid, without a shred of evidence for the need to do so.  He comes across as a weakling, keen to keep on the right side of his equally weak boss.  Well done!  Your show, and others at talkRadio, is about the only pushback to this shocking removal of our freedom. In saner times, we could have looked to our priests and bishops to fight, on the grounds that our liberty comes from God, and cannot be taken away by any Government.  But, to match the weak MP on your show today and the weak Prime Minister, we also have a bunch of weak priests matching their weak “bosses”;  there hasn’t been a right-thinking Bishop in possession of a backbone seen anywhere in Scotland since the outset of this “crisis”. They accepted then that God is a non-essential “item” and it’s been all downhill ever since. 

However, ever keen to be fair to them 😀 and in case I’d missed an announcement from the Scottish Bishops’ Conference opposing the continuing restrictions on our personal and religious freedoms, I paid a visit just now to their website.  No sign of any opposition there; far from it – there is a notice offering priests in Scotland an opportunity to participate in an online Advent afternoon of recollection which will take place via Zoom on Thursday 10th December 2020,  from 2pm – 4pm.   Unbelievable.  Source

Here’s a wee meditation suggestion for the clergy – would only take about 10 minutes of the two hours allocated for their “Advent afternoon of recollection” – why not start acting like real priests, ignore the Government restrictions, announce that if anyone wishes to report you to the police, to at least have the courage to give advance notice, including name and address, with a short signed note waiving their claim  to the Last Sacraments, including Confession, should they become seriously ill at any time during this contrived crisis.   You can see why they won’t ordain women, can’t you, ‘cos’ that’s exactly  what I’d do, I kid you not. 

Anyway, back to Julia’s response to that hapless Member of Parliament – was she right to shout at him?  Would you shout at your MP, given half a chance?  I’ve already had to switch off the capital letters when I email mine, because he might not reply if I “shout” over the internet 😀     Is “shouting” – for which read, more accurately, plain-speaking, vigorous discussion –  likely to get the message across that you want him or her fighting to restore our liberty?  Well, frankly, being nice and soft-spoken doesn’t seem to be making any difference, so, worth a try…  if only via the internet? 

What’s  that?  Does this question – “would/should we shout” (at them) –   also apply to Bishops? Well, now… what do you think?  

Lockdowns – Enough! Millions Need To Take To The Streets – Broadcaster…

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Any time I’ve heard her on the subject of Covid-19 and all that goes with it, Carol McGiffin is always clear-thinking and straight to the point.  She’s absolutely right to say that unless people take to the streets in millions, we’ll be living like this indefinitely.  In fact, that’s the very word which has featured often in the Boris & Nicola Show – “indefinitely”…  We won’t be returning to the old normal…. we need to get used to the “new normal”.  And I’m sure the same is true about Wales and the North of Ireland.  I just never hear those comedy sketches.   It looks very much like, well, if we want to have our God-given (not Government-given) rights and freedoms back, we are going to have to do something drastic.  We’re going to have to rebel, whether individually, or, as Carol says, in our millions on the streets of the UK.  It may be that we come to see that this is our Christian duty, that we have a moral obligation to protest the totalitarianism under which we are currently living.  I think she’s on the button there. 

However, when reflecting on the “why” – why does the Government continue with the same failed (and ridiculous) lockdowns and restrictions when they clearly don’t work – Carol (and interviewer, Kevin)  draw the same conclusion as all the other commentators:  the received wisdom seems to be that it’s because the politicians have boxed themselves into a corner and can’t find a way of getting out of the situation… they’re committed to lockdowns whether or not they work, because the politicians don’t want to lose face.  I think this is totally false. They’re brazen – these scoundrels don’t give a toss about “losing face”…

Politicians getting themselves out of awkward situations, doing “u-turns” – albeit dressed up to not look like u-turns – is part and parcel of being a politician.  They lie for a living.  It’s nothing to them to change course. That is not the reason for their persistence. Watch any episode of ‘Yes, Prime Minister’ or ‘House of Cards’ to refresh your memory.  No, that’s not it.  They have tried and tested ways of changing course and getting away with it – they’ve literally made a career out of doing just that.  So, why are they continuing with the same old, same old, ridiculous and failed policies? 

As I’ve opined many times on this blog, I believe it’s because there’s big money involved.  In the above interview, there’s no mention of The Great Reset, brainchild of the World Economic Forum, much less one of their major slogans, “You’ll own nothing and you’ll be happy about it”; no mention either of the claim from the President of Belarus that he refused a bribe to introduce lockdowns in his country.  No mention at all. 

So, disappointingly, even the more savvy of the broadcasters in today’s heavily censored media climate, still don’t get it.  Or maybe they do and they’re not allowed to say so on air.  If so, they’re not being honest by continuing to peddle the lie that suddenly our political masters are just a tad too shy and embarrassed to admit that they made some mistakes in imposing lockdowns, destroying the economy, leaving patients without necessary treatments and operations for the purpose of allowing the NHS to focus on those with Covid symptoms, and too bad about the dramatic increase in suicides as a result of depression, job losses and a combination of the above. Doesn’t make sense to me.  There’s money being handed down from those in high – if very dark – places.  That’s my considered opinion…  What about you? 

Laurence Fox: We’re Not Being Led, We’re Being Ruled By Fear… How Dare They! 

Reclaim Party leader Laurence Fox says a Covid vaccine should not be mandatory. “It’s a question of personal sovereignty and liberty over your own body… they make up rules as they go along, they’re ruling by fear… I don’t want somebody jabbing me in the arm without my consent”. The actor was recently dropped by his agent, apparently for expressing political views some people consider to be controversial. “I’m personally very sad,” he said. “I dedicated 22 years to something I absolutely adored. To have that opportunity to work removed is dreadful”. (Taken from talkRadio platform at YouTube).

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I’m impressed that Laurence Fox has sacrificed his acting career rather than give up his right to free speech, and I’m further impressed that he is ready to be arrested if the Government seeks to extend the lockdown in England after 2nd December.  Is he right, though, that there is likely to be “largely peaceful” civil unrest if the lockdown is extended yet again? I sincerely hope so, because that “how dare they!” in the headline, comes from me and moi, not Laurence Fox, although it is implied in his every word…

How dare these tuppence-halfpenny politicians take over our lives like this, telling us if and when we may leave our homes, where we may go and for what reason. And now, in Scotland, we have, effectively, border controls. No names, no pack drill, but I’ve been hearing about someone who travelled up from England to see a friend this weekend;  he said he just decided to “take a chance” (that he wouldn’t be caught).  Earth to the “I don’t believe conspiracy theory” idiots, there IS a conspiracy – there is nothing theoretical about it.

I cannot believe that the majority of the population is accepting this totalitarian rule without actually even recognising it as such, and brushing aside demonstrably true information such as The Great Reset with a shrug of their ignorant shoulders.  Unbelievable.