Question Time 12th November 2020
Matt Hancock (Conservative)
David Lammy (Labour)
Robin Shattock (Immunologist)
Merryn Somerset Webb (Commentator)
Rosie Jones (Comedian)
At the end of last week’s Question Time, Fiona Bruce announced that former Speaker of the House of Commons, Lord John Bercow of Remain, would be a panellist this week. As with the announcement of Joe Biden’s US presidential win, this proved somewhat premature. Last week, Rupert Soames disappointed and previously, so did Shappy Shashaogosshi. QT’s announced-in-advance panellists are going missing faster than Trump ballots in a voting machine. Shall we move heaven and earth to right this injustice? Will we do everything within our means to find John Bercow? No.
The first question was about the vaccine. How many people need to be vaccinated for it to be successful? Matt Hancock (Conservative) said he didn’t know. Are we surprised?
Matt Hancock is Secretary of State for Health and MP for West Suffolk. Mr Hancock was born in Cheshire and privately educated at The Kings School, Chester, before studying PPE (that’s Philosophy, Politics and Economics, not personal protective equipment) at Exeter College, Oxford. After completing an MPhil in Economics at Christs College, Cambridge, he became an economist at the Bank of England before entering politics. Mr Hancock’s constituency includes the US air force bases at Mildenhall and Lakenheath. A cursory glance, on Google Maps, shows numerous F15’s and Hercs but a noticeable lack of rusty hundred-year-old privately owned six inchers. Hmmmm.
The Hancock family business is Border Business Systems. Located in the Wrexham area, they are direct marketing specialists, a mailing house. They manage data for lots of companies and help businesses to find new customers. They have developed their own software which will help your business to integrate its mailings easily and efficiently into the Royal Mail’s Mailsort system. Good luck to them.
Will the vaccine be distributed according to clinical need? Yes.
Bruce asked Rosie about the priorities involved. Through no fault of her own and because of a cruel injustice of fate, Rosie Jones (Comedian) was born in Bridlington. She also has ataxic cerebral palsy. Ms Jones is a ‘comedian’, made famous both by her disability and by previously making a crude sexual remark about Greta Thunberg on Channel 4’s unfunny Last Leg show. During which Ms Jones speculated at what Ms Thunberg should really be doing while still aged only 16. How dare you!
Having said that, it’s difficult to dislike a gal who begins her routine by limping to the front of the stage and opening with the line, “Let me address the disabled elephant in the room, that’s how my mum talks to me.”
Likewise, the Guardian’s review of Rosie’s ‘Backward’ show was a bit sniffy, especially regarding the story about the ambulance and the two lesbian paramedics. The Guardian having awarded Rosie only three stars out of five, Question Time Review begins to warm to her.
In 2019 Diva Magazine announced Rosie to be the 94th most powerful lesbian in Britain. Positioning her below former jockey Claire Balding and well underneath BBC presenter Sandy Togsfeld. You may think your humble reviewer a little bit old fashioned but, having lived a sheltered life in the Debatable Lands, he honestly didn’t realise there were 94 lesbians.
Rosie thought the vaccine should firstly go to teachers and others close to the front line. Hancock highlighted the vulnerabilities of the older, with 50 being a bit of a cut-off. Not to children, said Hancock, it hasn’t been tested on them.
David Lammy jumped in to lay the BAME card.
Can the vaccine be stored and transported? Apparently, it needs to be kept at minus 70 degrees. Yes, said Hancock. A mine of information. It’s not a chemical that’s made, it’s biological, then you have to distribute it, he told us.
Someone who knows about epidemiology spoke, Professor Robin Shattock. He told us that they’d be a family of vaccines, not just the first one that everyone is getting excited about.
Professor Robin Shattock (Immunologist) is Chair of Mucosal Infection and Immunity at Imperial College’s Faculty of Medicine, Department of Infectious Diseases. Professor Shattock has published over 160 peer-reviewed articles and is funded by QT Review’s old friends at the European Commission and our other familiars, Bill and Melinda Gates.
His latest paper is entitled “Chemokine-adjuvanted plasmid DNA induces homing of antigen-specific and non-Antigen-specific B and T cells to the intestinal and genital mucosae”. Let’s hope there’s a good picture on the cover because the title won’t sell many. If all of this talk of ‘induced homing’ and ‘genital mucosa’ reminds you of Greta Thunberg’s fingers, after she’s downed a bottle of Lambrini, blame Rosie Jones.
An audience member mentioned Brexit, another the WHO. A third stated Matt was underestimating the distribution and supply issues. The speaker was a pharmacist and mentioned the distribution of conventional flu vaccines which, in your reviewers part of the world, tends to be chaotic. “Yes, we can,” said Hancock.
Lammy found this facile and mentioned that nine months after the first coronavirus case, there still wasn’t a successful Track and Trace scheme. We can do it, repeated Mr Hancock.
Bruce fished for a vaxxer, which in BBC speak translates to, ‘someone hesitant’. There were a few. Perhaps three out of an audience of sixteen.
Merryn spoke, I’m not sure where she was. The windows seemed to be wide open but leading to another room. Was she in a lean-to shed? The family are a bit eccentric. She suggested, to calm nerves, Matt might take it first and then all of the other MPs. She sounded a bit like Voltaire suggesting a few shootings for the encouragement of the others.
The blurb that accompanies Question Time describes Merryn Somerset Webb as a commentator. Is she of this parish? Is she one of us? If only we’d paid attention to all of the un-read comments. Privately educated at the exclusive Wycombe Abbey girls school, Merryn graduated with a first in History and Economics from Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge, and a masters in Japanese Language from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies. After finishing her education, she presented business programmes on Japanese TV before becoming an institutional broker at Warburgs. Later, she returned to London to work for the BNP. Not that BNP, the Banque National de Paris.
Subsequently, she became the first editor of Money Week magazine and has been invited onto the boards of various investment trusts. At Netwealth Investments she sits alongside a Bonham Carter, at Murray Income Trust, next to a Younger of Lochiel. Yet, despite all of this, Ms Merryn is a bit of an amateur, compared to her husband, when it comes to being a potential puffin.
Alexander Q R ‘Sandy’ Cross Esq. , investment manager, former aquaculturist and resident of Edinburgh, owns his own island, Vementry in the Shetland Isles. Unfortunately, it doesn’t include a dwelling but does boast two 6-inch QF Mk I First World War gun emplacements, still containing actual guns. These artillery pieces originated from the Edgar-class cruiser HMS Gibraltar.
Rather than threaten to kill people or spread fake news, Mr Cross uses his Twitter feed to share photographs of his old, treasured, dark blue passport.
Not only that, in the year 2000, a seabird census of Vementry discovered that within 5km of the island, the bird population included 45 puffins. Mrs Somerset-Webb-Cross may be relieved to hear that there was no sighting of any hoary pufflegs or horned screamers but the surveyors did find evidence of more than five dozen shags.
In the interests of equality of opportunity, Alexander writes for his wife at Money Week.
In 2011, Mr Sandy stood for the Scottish Parliament as a Conservative candidate in the Shetland Islands constituency. The Chairman of his constituency association, Mr Maurice Mullay, gushed to the Shetland Times,
We are extremely fortunate to have a candidate of Sandy’s abilities, energy and background. His impressive financial experience and local understanding are tremendous assets and he is clearly the best representative for Shetland in the Scottish Parliament.
Unfortunately, Mr Mullay’s confidence in his candidate was not reflected at the polls. Even rumours of fake polls, the voting dead, recounts and software glitches were unable to overturn the result in his favour. Mr Cross came last, with only 3% of the vote, even finishing 2,000 votes behind the local independent anti-wind farm realist.
The Professor reminded us that vaccines, along with clean water, were the two things that had completely transformed public health. He then spoilt his copybook by mentioning the trade-off between risk, benefit and side effects. The problem being, Professor, human nature dictates we all think we’re going to be the one in a billion that it kills.
Merryn wanted a linear future where things didn’t change all of the time. A vaccine would be very good for business, and the stock market. An audience member mentioned unpaid care workers. There’s a joint committee that will follow the clinical advice said Matt.
The next question was about Brexit and the vaccine.
Lammy put on his ‘bring out your dead’ voice. Oven ready Brexit, no deal, the Good Friday agreement on the table, the port of Dover, tariffs, queues of lorries, over to Matt Hancock.
David Lammy (Labour) is the MP for Tottenham. In further proof that there’s no such thing as big city ballot stuffing, the useless Mr Lammy enjoys a majority of 30,000 and receives 64% of the vote in his inner-city constituency. The QT panel tends to be drawn from a small and repetitive gene pool. In order to avoid falling into the same trap, a summary of Mr Lammy’s artist wife, two million pound house, boarding school education, residence in a better school catchment outside of his constituency, £650 expenses bike etc etc etc can be read in a previous review, QT Review Southampton, 4th June.
Interestingly, the local, Dover, question was all about Brexit and nothing about dingies full of illegal immigrants landing by the hundreds every day.
The Professor said many of the vaccine companies are overseas. Well, yes they are Professor, many of them outside of the European Union, as are Bill and Melinda gates.
The next audience commenter wanted to tax the vaccine industry to death. La Bruce did a round of the audience, all of whom picked gnat shit from pepper in order to bash the coronavirus vaccine, from Brexit through to not enough vials to put it in.
Mainstream media here have been deliberately very negative. Much has been made of the UK’s record on coronavirus being the worst in Europe or even one of the top worst in the world. These have been deliberate lies.
According to Oxford University’s Our World in Data project, regarding cumulative deaths per million (reported on Wednesday 11th November) the figures for Europe are:
1st 1154 Belgium
2nd 850 Spain
3rd 733 UK
As for worldwide deaths, the worst affected continent, much worse than Europe, is South America. A fact never reported by mainstream media. As for the second wave of the pandemic, the rolling weekly total of deaths per million population puts the UK in 17th place.
1st 18.8 Czech Republic
2nd 16.8 Belgium
3rd 13.5 Bosnia Herzegovina
17th 5.3 UK
Another fact never reported by London’s fake news media.
Rosie spoke. She said she’d come to find things out but was none the wiser and not reassured. Welcome to Question Time, love. Hancock was planning for the vaccine to be ready by the start of December. Bruce knew better, the middle of December.
Merryn reassured Rosie. We’re at the beginning of the end, treatments are coming along as well as a vaccine, a cheap steroid. It’s not just about vaccine but about treatment. Mortality rates are lower during this second phase. Merryn was a lot better than Hancock (or Bruce). Bruce was flustered, but, but, but, the vaccine, if there’s a no-deal Brexit?
If there’s a long queue of lorries, Merryn suggested sensibly, let the vaccine go to the front.
The next question was about the US election. No, it wasn’t it was about the 25-year-old Disability Act.
Rosie had been five at the time of the act and, as a result, had been to school, university and had got a job. There were toilets for her that she could use, all because of the Disability Act. But, she wears headphones when she’s out and about as she gets abuse on a daily basis. There was also a problem of unemployment amongst disabled people. Disabled people need more care and money and support.
Lammy was moved. We have a long way to go. Lammy said one of his own children had a special educational need and then needlessly racialised the issue by referencing a blind black man being dragged out of the Oxford Union. He mentioned Croydon Council going bust, as if it was everybody’s fault except Croydon Council’s. For some bizarre reason, Lammy seemed to think that local councils do something useful for the needy.
An audience member mentioned the three-year wait for special education needs diagnoses but omitted to mention that the public sector is full of bone idle clock watchers twiddling their thumbs, or ‘on leave’, until their giant pensions arrive. These things would be better done by the private sector, paid for according to results.
Hancock pulled a disability from the air. He decided that he was dyslexic and that his language skills were poor. He might have a point.
Rosie had had some kind of an allowance that had been taken off her. Many disabled people are on the poverty line because they’d been assessed by a stranger for ten minutes. It made her blood boil, “Stop ignoring disabled people. We make up 20% of the population. We’re here and we’re worth listening to.”
At the danger of sounding rather trite, stop ignoring the US election. We’ve been doing the research the BBC is too terrified to do and we’re worth listening to.
Although other authors and contributors have, rightly, focused on other types of presidential election irregularities, this author has concentrated on voter fraud through flooding Democrat areas with fraudulently allocated ballots from fraudulent electoral rolls. Voter fraud in Pennsylvania was explained in a previous article. Since writing it, I’ve discovered that in Pennsylvania, astonishingly, mail-in votes aren’t disqualified by false signatures.
Elsewhere, according Georgia’s own records, in 1998 there were 4,113,223 registered voters in the state. By the 3rd November presidential election there were 7,587,625.
In 1998, 7.6 million people lived in Georgia. Across the next twenty years, the population grew to 10.6 million. Therefore, the population has increased by 39% but the size of the electoral roll has increased by 82%.
According to the State of Georgia’s own figures, by the time of the 2016 primary elections, 24% of the electoral roll were inactive. ‘Inactive’ means dead or no longer resident in the state or, often, in jail.
I am grateful to Ray Pearson at Red State Nation for the following calculations. Ray focuses on Fulton county, an administrative area which includes Georgia’s biggest city, Atlanta. He concludes the following:
2019 Population Fulton County (2019 census)- 1,063,937.
21.4% under 18,
12.7% are foreign-born (assume half are non-citizens),
4% have felony convictions (GA statewide average).
Estimated potential voter pool of 751,826.
Registered voters for November election – 808,742.
Even assuming an impossible registration rate of 100% amongst those eligible to vote, tens of thousands of extra fraudulent entries are on the electoral roll. Ray also looks at the population and voter registration change. As with Georgia as a whole, voter registrations have increased way beyond the increase in the population of the county, especially since the Hilary Clinton’s loss in 2016:
2012 – 2016 Fulton County:
Population increase, 5%
Voter registration increase, 4%
2016 – 2020 Fulton County:
Population increase, 4%
Voter registration increase, 36%
By Saturday 7th November, Biden had collected 72.6% of the votes in Fulton County.
The Democrats have fraudulently swamped Democrat areas with ballots, registrations, mail-in ballots and representation (proxy) ballots. A very significant proportion of these aren’t attributed to an actual voter and can be cast fraudulently by someone else to increase the Democrat vote. This, in part, is how the Democrats have tried to steal the presidential election.
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