The Union Jackal, February 2023Mark Gullick
Out, damn’d Scot!
So it’s fare thee well to dime-store Lady Macbeth, Nicola Sturgeon. The Scottish premier, and the woman Nigel Farage called the most unpleasant politician he had ever met, quit after an uproar, which is what journalists reading tweets and sensing a story is called just at the moment. It seems that promoting legislation that means 16-year-old kids — never the most emotionally stable class of humans — could decide to swap genders as easily as they switch phone providers didn’t go down too well with the average Scot. The Scottish premier — they are called “First Ministers” in Jockland — resigned, opening the way for a leadership challenge which includes an even more odious human being, Humza Yusaf, a Muslim who is on record as disliking his white colleagues based on their skin color.
Sturgeon was not the only pushy broad with a connection to England to quit as national premier in February. New Zealand’s toothy dominatrix Jacinda Ardern also threw in the towel before the towel was thrown at her. She is the woman who told her people that the government “should be the only source of truth.” You should have thought that, sweetheart, not said it.
Hopefully, and keeping it in the Commonwealth, the third pretty maid all in a row to go will be foppish Canadian charlatan Justin Trudeau. He recently commissioned a rigged enquiry about the treatment meted out to Canadian truckers who dared question the new globalist order. Oh, and not just the truckers, but people who gave money to their cause, some of whom had their bank accounts frozen. I have liked the Canadians I have met here, but their voting for this mountebank twice does make you question their cognitive abilities. Perhaps Pierre Poilievre, leader of the Canadian opposition, might restore an unwoke Canada to some kind of respect on the world stage before Canadians start wearing dresses, or hinting that they might like to, as in Monty Python’s famous “Lumberjack Song”.
It would be nice to see Trudeau retire into private life, the better to ponder whether his dad was Fidel Castro or Mick Jagger.
15-minute inner-city blues
You have to hand it to the globalists, they are not short of ideas designed to curtail the freedom of ordinary people. The latest wheeze of the World Economic Forum is about to be road-tested in one of the world’s most famous university cities, Oxford. The concept has become known as the “15-minute city,” the idea being that the city will be divided into sections and everyone should have all the resources they need within a 15-minute radius. You can only make a specified number of car journeys outside your patch a year before a system of fines kicks in. It sounds quite reasonable, particularly as people have become lazier. In fact, the idea resembles a series of expanded prison exercise yards.
The overarching governmental reason for this herding operation, planned for people and not cattle, is of course the green agenda, flown in like a new stage-set when the Covid show finished its run. Governments know that you have to keep the pressure on the little people. The idea is that car journeys will be curtailed, thus helping to save the apparently beleaguered planet. I am actually equipped to be objective about this, as I don’t drive, never have, and find cars dangerous, noisy, and dirty, as well as turning some people into maniacs. But I do appreciate that, in a country as spacious as the United States, and with a railway system that needs a John Galt in charge rather than a Pete Buttigieg, cars are a necessary evil, where their diminution might not matter so much in Britain. It is possible to cycle from John O’Groats at the northern tip of Scotland to Land’s End in Cornwall — the traditional longest distance traversable in the United Kingdom — in 14 days; ten if you are super-fit. It’s a very small island.
But, of course, environmental concern is a classic distraction to hide an ulterior motive, and talk of “climate lockdowns” has led to protests and demonstrations in Oxford and elsewhere in the UK. There is a certain sense of the worm turning just at the moment in Britain.
The green side of the argument features the usual hysteria about conspiracy theorists who disagree with their creeping totalitarianism, and a good example is here. The mainstream media is onboard, as they are with any version of the “current thing,” but it may well be that the natives are becoming restless.
Find the lady
The case of Nicola Bulley is particularly distressing, and not just on a human level. Ms. Bulley went missing at the end of January while walking her dog by the River Wyre in Lancashire in the north of England. For the next three weeks the police dragged the river, a private team of dredging experts was brought in, and locals even went out with torches looking for the missing woman. Nothing — until a dog-walker found a body by a stretch of river the police and the experts claimed to have scoured. Last Sunday, the body was confirmed as that of Ms. Bulley.
I am not sure which is more upsetting, the sad death of Nicola Bulley, the incompetence of the police, or the callous tone of some of the journalism about the case, some of which seemed more concerned with social media abuse which might be aimed at those connected with the investigations.
Also, an unnecessary amount of attention was paid to Ms. Bulley’s personal problems. Allegedly, Nicola suffered from depression and had problems with alcohol brought on by her menopause. Mental health issues and alcoholism are two grievous afflictions that have nothing like the level of governmental, social service, and media support and approval that drag-queen story hour in primary schools has.
Perhaps the most touching thing about the whole sad affair is that the public raised £10,000 to cover the cost of Nicola’s funeral. This is the only ray of light in what is otherwise a tragedy reflecting on many areas of incompetence and callousness in British society.
The black wives of Henry VIII
The blackening of British history continues apace. Now, strictly speaking this is an American story, but as Union Jackal I decree that I am able to cover it, both because it concerns one of Britain’s most famous kings and also because America was a former British colony we let you have because you were more trouble than you were worth. No free-born Englishman would throw tea into water that wasn’t boiling hot. You deserve Biden and everything else just for that insult.
Six — which refers to the famous six wives of Henry VIII — is a musical off Broadway and heading for the ‘burbs, last spotted in Columbus, Ohio. I’m surprised they haven’t had to change the name of the town, incidentally, as white liberals get into a bit of a tizzy about Christopher Columbus, what with the audacity he showed by discovering much of the New World and allowing it to become at least part-way civilized. Funny how Columbus doesn’t seem to bother the people who actually live in those countries, in one of which I am sitting writing this, and whose national currency is the Colón. This is not a medical term in Spanish, but rather the Latin American name for Columbus. But I digress.
Apart from being described by the doughty Columbus Dispatch as taking “a fresh, feminist look at British history,” a description one can only shake one’s head at in despair before passing on, the photo of the cast shows three of Henry’s half-dozen wives as clearly black, and two more of dusky hue. This is becoming a constant with British history as portrayed dramatically, which is increasingly resembling one long minstrel show. I have written on the subject here.
Henry VIII no more had a black spouse than he wrote Greensleeves, another popular myth about Britain’s stoutest king. He did have an eye for the ladies, however, and generally had his way with them. And if you can cut your wife’s head off, or at least sub-contract the work out to an expert, I imagine you don’t get nagged all that often. And you have to admit that he did impress the girls. “Wow, she’s hot. How can I make her notice me? I know, I’ll close all the monasteries.” Chicks love all that.
Sir Oswald Knowsley
Knowsley is an area of Liverpool, and possibly one of the most Left-wing areas of what is probably Britain’s most Left-wing city. Why, then, are some of its residents being labelled “far Right”? Gentle reader, they committed the new cardinal sin of being concerned about immigration.
The use of the term “far-Right” has followed exactly the same trajectory Orwell describes in “Politics and the English Language” with reference to the word “fascism.” It doesn’t mean anything over and above what the person using it doesn’t like. The new “far Right” in Knowsley seem to object to Muslim illegal immigrants propositioning their young daughters on the latter’s way home from school.
This Channel 4 report is representative of the instantaneous smearing of anyone going against the pro-immigrant narrative. It is irresponsible and shoddy journalism, as it ignores two key elements of the so-called “Knowsley immigration riots.”
Firstly, there is a video taken by a young girl of her being propositioned by a cross-channel migrant. It starts at about 52 seconds. Locals have said that this is far from an isolated incident. Secondly, the riot, the escalation of violence, and everything subsequent were almost certainly exacerbated by what seems to be a British chapter of antifa. This is explained — although the term “antifa” is not used — in the Merseyside police report on the incident. An “anti-fascist” gathering had been arranged on social media at the Suites Hotel, Knowsley, the scene of the protest, and that is what turned it into a riot. From the report: “[A] number of people, who were not part of the original protest group, turned up, and it clear they were only interested in trouble through violence and intimidation . . .”
So, there we have it. Concerned parents who turn up are deemed to be fascists because a group of anti-fascists turned up and caused trouble.
A mad world, my masters.
The Union Jackal.
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As for the 6 wives of Henry VIII being now portrayed as ‘Black’, it is no surprise. I have been noting this same phenomenon for several years now — I call it “The Requisite Black” syndrome. Every TV show in America, as well as nearly all in BBC territory, and fast spreading to all of what we in the West once called ‘Civilization’, must now include a “Requisite Black” in all TV programs. And it also includes all TV commercials. And, of course, Sports — with the exception of Ice Hockey, I am to understand. I am sure it occurs as well in movies still being screened in theaters, but I haven’t bothered to attend any of them in over 10 years. Let me know if I am wrong, and Hollywood is producing lily-white films nowadays. And just for fun, count them — from the 5 p.m. news casts through the 10 p.m. detective series. “Miss Marple” slips by most of the time, since it was filmed eons ago, but is still such a delight. But, alas, I fear ‘The Requisite Black” — and numerous other peoples from faraway lands of no interest to us — will continue to be placed before our unwilling eyes.
Does anyone know if English historian David Irving is okay? His website doesn’t appear to have been updated since the autumn. I also didn’t receive his annual Christmas e-mail and there has been no update on the status of volume three of his Churchill biography, which was due to be released in December 2022. Thanks.
I did get his Christmas letter. He mentions his ongoing work on Churchill, and a new book on Himmler. He does not refer to his health, except to say he’s moved into a new flat having been ‘evicted’ from his last one because of Covid (not sure what that means).
Thanks for the update! I am glad to know he is working on his upcoming projects and presumably he is in good health!
Thanks for this. By the way, I always especially enjoy your pieces on music, including the recent one on Morrissey. Are you familiar with this fiasco regarding his unreleased “Bonfire of the Vanities” LP? He suspects that Capitol signed him just to kill the record and silence him (see the February posts at morrisseycentral.com). It makes one wonder who controls the recording industry. Anyway, it would be great to hear your take on the story.
Correction: “Bonfire of the Teenagers.”
I’m only dimly aware of the story but will follow it up. Thanks. There will be another music piece the week after next on a very under-rated post-punk band.
If finding a body in a river was something you’d expect any reasonably intelligent 12 year-old to be able to do, I could understand the outrage. But I’m guessing it’s quite hard, even if you do have all the right gear.
When I followed the link to the Columbus Dispatch, I was shocked to see the byline: Michael Grossberg. One might almost be forgiven for suspecting a conspiracy. Has anyone suggested that Henry VIII probably didn’t hanker for the dark meat?
You know, Jackal, if your English parasite government didn’t steal Scotland’s natural oil and gas resources, your pathetic excuse for a country, run by a halfwit criminally inept corrupt inbred cabal, would long ago have gone bankrupt, as you deserve to. I am sure the secret shame of knowing how poor you are, in literal debt to a small country you hate, must be a terrible burden to carry. There, there, don’t cry.
A great many Scottish people, myself included, were glad to see the wee closet case psycho Sturgeon going. After all, anybody who emulates Thatcher’s “The lady’s not for turning” stance….is not worth the shite off your shoe. And they say the Scots hate the English. Oh the irony….
Public spending is 17% per head higher in Scotland than in England. Whatever the ‘English’ government is ‘stealing’, Scots are getting a good return.
Nope. Start here. Do some research of your own, cos nobody ever changed anybody’s mind online by just throwing them cherrypicked links. Discover the truth yourself. Learn how the English government has fooled many into believing that England actually subsidises Scotland. That’s an incredible act of victim-blaming agitprop chicanery I could almost applaud them for, if I didn’t despise the thieving bastards (the Northern English are not fans of their inbred, effete Southern counterparts either) so much:
‘Trainspotting’ was clearly a political awakening for you!
What the Hell does Trainspotting have to do with anything? Does it mention the McCrone report anywhere in there? Or geopolitics? What a laughable stereotype, that a 30-year-old piece of scabby, scabrous literature, and its terrible film (made by a pious poser leftie Englishman), could be a ‘political awakening’ for anybody. I don’t even know why you said that. Seriously.
I grew up in the 80s, when the frigid sociopath Thatcher was decimating Scottish (and English) industry, and trying out the poll tax on Scotland the year before England. That was enough of a political education for a teen back then. What a sick joke of a party; always has been, always will be. And the SNP is now infiltrated and broken, too, I am sadly well aware.
Skagboys quite obviously not read? Because there it is exactly about the Thatcher years.
I have indeed read Skagboys, aka the edits from the original way-too-long Trainspotting manuscript. I started reading Welsh in 1994, with The Acid House, Trainspotting hot on its heels, two years before the shitty film. I have read all of his work up until a few years ago though now, as a sexegenarian raver, he is embarrassing and irrelevant; hasn’t been relevant for years. You didn’t need Welsh as a ‘political awakening’ (as it was put here) in Scotland when you lived here during the 80s. He was reporting on the decade years after the fact.
“During 2021-22 tax revenue generated in Scotland amounted to about £73.8 billion, including North Sea oil revenue. During the same period, Scotland benefited from about £97.5 billion in public spending, a difference of £23.7 billion” https://www.deliveringforscotland.gov.uk/scotland-in-the-uk/public-spending/
“Scotland… generates 8% of total UK tax receipts… However, spending for Scotland is higher than money generated in Scotland… equivalent to 9.2% of total UK public sector expenditure… [T]his means the amount the UK Government either sends Scottish authorities or spends for Scotland, is higher than the £54.7 billion collected from the country.”
The naivety of sending me English unionist propaganda (especially that first Tory site! Hilarious!) to ‘prove’ your case I find to be pure comedy, and why net-link-slinging never works for either side.
So I will put it this way: we live in a capitalist society. The English government is one of the most corrupt inbred criminal cabals on the planet. Putting that self-obvious fact aside, I will ask you one simple, single question: if Scotland was such an English-coffers-draining proposition…WHY keep us on in a union, and be so obsessed with.this?
Why continue to supposedly lose money by pissing it away on a country you clearly despise? Seriously. Wouldn’t you want rid of that bad investment as soon as possible? Of course you would. So, thinking that logical and sensible and frugal way…WHY does England keep ‘financing’ us? Out of the goodness of their hearts? Cos they like our scenery or accents? I will wait for an answer, but I think I might be waiting for quite…some…time. Look up the McCrone Report and…wonder. 😉
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