MY WEEK started with a bang for once. Not on Sunday, which invariably finds me at my computer, catching up with email backlogs and sorting copy for the next week, but on Monday when I went to Portcullis House, at Andrew Bridgen’s invitation, to a ‘presentation on the pandemic and its consequences’ co-ordinated and chaired by himself.
He’d got the leading dissenting scientists and medics from the US whom we have all read about or followed on X/Twitter over to London – Dr David Martin, Dr Ryan Cole, Dr Pierre Kory, Dr Robert Malone and the dissenting stats analyst commentator Steve Kirsch, plus our own Professor Angus Dalgleish, to treat 16 MPs (see here for the full list) and a packed room of UK Covid sceptics to some blistering, fact-based exposés of the virus. We heard about Pharma’s immunity and impunity, the scientific community’s corrupt response, the suppression of viable and already tested medication, ‘safe and effective’ propaganda when ‘endgame mRNA therapy’ has proved so unsafe and ineffective, the booster effect – more injections, more infection – the death of science, excess deaths and the leaked New Zealand data, and missing (unreleased) ONS data. Drs Mike Yeadon and Peter McCullough were scheduled to make video presentations but a tech breakdown prevented them.
I am not even going to skate through the six powerful presentations; I am aiming to post the power points on TCW next week.
What really interested me was the reactions of the MPs, to whom these impressive American scientists were quite new, to the revelation that our chief scientists are charlatans and that the ‘safe and effective’ reassurances given to the British were straight lies. Would they listen or walk? One or two did leave, but for most their concentration didn’t waver. At one mention of post-vaccine adverse events amongst the scientists’ own patients, families and friends, I swear I saw a few heads nod. How, Ian Paisley asked, would MPs such as he manage public fear once his constituents were made aware of the truth imparted to them? Several stayed behind to talk. There was no hostility and no denial.
I left with the best ‘feeling’ I have had for a while, thinking perhaps we can shift the dial; also about the lone MP who’d made it happen. Neither a toff nor a street fighter, no doubt as flawed as we all are, it crossed my mind that Andrew Bridgen would make an unlikely yet fascinating character for a political thriller – if I had the skill to write it! Not quite, but nearly a Graham Greene anti-hero, a man whose ordinary and unheroic presence belies an inner steel and brain. Yes, there is something remarkable about him.
Having delivered this encomium I had better come clean. As well as grabbing him to thank him for the evening, I managed to ask him if he’d be the keynote speaker at TCW’s Tenth Anniversary fundraising bash next March. And he said Yes! More details about that – date, venue, other guests and ticket purchase – to come after Christmas.
What of the rest of the week? An imploding Conservative Party at home and an ever more openly hypocritical COP abroad; Ukraine all but forgotten even though Zelensky’s grip on power is in question. According to Seymour Hersh, the US President and his foreign policy aides are being left on the outside ‘as serious peace talks between Russia and Ukraine have rapidly gained momentum‘. No one is pretending any longer. Even the Telegraph’s Con Coughlin admits Putin is close to victory, as we have consistently prophesied.
Boris Johnson, once the cock of the walk of Kiev, we’ve seen bedraggled and weepy in front of the Covid Inquiry last week. On Tuesday in these pages Neville Hodgkinson set out the 21 vital questions Hallett should put to the former Prime Minister (but didn’t) on the sequence of events and people behind the genetic engineering of the virus which caused Covid to become a human pathogen. These issues should of course be across every newspaper too. It’s so frustrating. However small the readership, the papers still have purchase that social media sites like our just don’t, whatever the superior quality of our journalism. Which it is.
I want to know the answers to Neville’s finely honed questions. How much did Johnson know of what they always knew? Was he hoodwinked, bullied or just lazy while Vallance, Farrar, Whitty and co perpetrated their coup? As often in the Shakespearean tragicomedy that is Johnson’s life, his various early instincts (which he now regrets expressing) were right: ‘Why are we destroying everything for people who will die anyway soon?’ was, as Bob Moran points out, a morally valid point. Immoral and with devastating consequences was his failure to stick with it. And that is Johnson’s fatal flaw – he is devoid of moral compass and courage.
The cowed figure at the Hallett inquiry was a far cry from the Johnson of December 2019 who swept the Tories to their whopping victory. Even then it was a lousy rotten party that deserved to die. They encouraged him in the main to deliver a useless Brexit and swung into action to open the borders to chaos. Sunak’s and Cleverley’s transparent globalism must be the final nail in the coffin. Without borders there is no democracy. Suella Braverman needs to remember another politician, 119 years ago, who said: ‘I hate the Tory party, their men, their words and their methods. I feel no sort of sympathy with them’. With that, Winston Churchill walked away from his party.
It’s this abysmal state of democracy, establishment elites more in touch with their pals at COP28 than with their own people, that bothers us at TCW. Last week we put COP’s anti-science, money grabbing, economically and socially destructive gravy train under our spotlight: Neil Bryce on Dubai’s cynical greenwashing, John Ellwood on the grifters and the shysters, Philip Patrick on why we need to attack their bad science, and Janice Davis’s alert that the COP squad are coming for our cows. They are all first-class reads.
Yes, we do our best to call it all out, but the trouble is that it is not enough. As Philip Patrick says, these smug elitists don’t care about being called hypocrites: they think they have a special pass. So we have to think about action too. And there’s no point thinking it can be left to the minor political parties with no power or influence. We need a mass movement to hold every MP standing for election to account. Remember Neil Oliver’s call some weeks ago for direct democracy? Since then the seeds of a movement have started to sprout. Sean Flanagan’s Twitter space events have attracted thousands. Various grassroots groups have begun to talk to each other. Our new column, Democracy in Decay, which started on Thursday, is dedicated to this and will follow and report on developments. Reclaiming democracy has to start somewhere.
Footnote: A reader wrote to me: ‘Without borders there is indeed no democracy, and furthermore, there is ultimately no nation’. That is the point. Democracy depends on it. No wonder the globalists demonise nationalism.