Question Time 31st March 2022
Maria Caulfield (Conservative)
Steve Reed (Labour)
Julia Hartley-Brewer (Broadcaster)
Zanny Minton Beddoes (The Economist)
Ian Blackford (SNP)
This week’s Question Time took place in front of a representative audience of ordinary British people. The panellists themselves were from outside of London, none had done PPE and none had been to Oxford. The new chair, replacing Fiona Bruce, introduced all of them as having manufactured things and sold them before becoming involved in media and politics in later life.
The panel and audience agreed immigration is too high, taxes and regulations should be cut and the carbon levy (making energy too expensive) should be abolished, along with useless wind farms. The politicians present promised to give up their second jobs, stop claiming expenses, give their money to the poor and, in the interests of equality, re-locate to one-up one-downs in the Muslim half of Bradford.
Or is it? With Victoria Derbyshire (not her real name, Victoria Antoinette Sandell, husband Mark Sandell being another BBC lifer) in the chair instead of unavailable La Bruce, it might not be.
Question one was about the increase in the energy cap and its effect on people ‘already living in poverty’. Cost of living crisis, began Steve Reed (Labour), caused by the Tory mismanagement of the economy. He mentioned the forthcoming evil tax rises before recommending increasing taxes on energy utilities.
Magdelene graduate and media lifer Julia Hartley-Brewer told us that folks just don’t have the money and need to be helped. She introduced us to the Hartley-Brewer Paradox, suggesting the country’s economic problems could be eased by cutting taxes while paying higher benefits. She wanted to plan for the future by building nuclear power stations and introducing fracking.
A ‘sustainability expert’ spoke from the audience reminding us of clown world nonsense by claiming energy prices could be cut by forcing ridiculously expensive so-called renewables upon the consumer.
Zanny Minton Beddoes (The Economist) wanted more investment in natural gas which she re-categorised from fossil fuel to transition fuel.
The government has to put cash into people’s pockets claimed Fatty Blackford (SNP). Fatty couldn’t be more wrong. None of the panel mentioned getting a job or doing overtime. They are hiring. They are desperate for labour. It is an employee’s market. If you’re hard up, get busy.
The sight of fatty Blackford of the Scottish Nationalist Party, serves as a reminder he chose to join a party founded by Nazis, fascists, racists and sectarian bigots. SNP founding father Arthur Donaldson was pictured with the Hitler Youth. Another founding father, Alexander Dewar Gibb, quoted Hitler in his speeches, was a self-confessed fascist and expressed a visceral hatred of the Irish.
The sustainability expert global warming nut was allowed to monologue after Julia Hartley-Brewer pointed out that the UK’s self-inflicted net-zero crucifixion will achieve precisely nothing. Fatty Blackford hammered in a few more nails, inventing a non-existent Scottish tidal electricity generation baseload that must be used instead of plentiful coal, oil and gas.
The next question was about the Ukraine.
The Russians have failed, said Zanny. She had been there. They will name a road after her after the war. Posh Day Trip Saviour Boulevard? Zanny had asked the president of the Ukraine about such things. He thinks he can beat the Russians and suggests we supply him with more weapons.
Maria Caulfield (Conservative) was absolutely standing with Ukraine. Maria is the Conservative MP for Lewes in East Sussex. In the interest of equality of opportunity, she employs her husband as her office manager while you pay his wages.
Blackford is going to hold Putin and his regime to account in the international courts. Go on then Fatty, you do that. Putin will be terrified of an SNP committed to unilateral nuclear disarmament – as he has been proven to be by a Ukraine that did just that. Fatty praised President Valensky. Fifty unfortunate orphans had been taken from Dniper to Scotland. Poor sods, gets worse for them.
The past’s invading the present, said Steve Reed. Dirty money linked to the City of London had caused all of this. Victoria asked economic expert Zanny if this was true. Zanny had been to the Ukraine! It was full of, “The acrid smell of people who hadn’t washed.” Those were her exact words. Zanny couldn’t give a toss about dirty money in the City of London and preferred to preach self-importantly about her war porn day trip to the east.
Zanny Minton Beddoes (not her real name) really is one of the Shropshire Minton Beddoes, her father being Major S. W. Minton Beddoes, Lord of the Manor of Minton Hill. Educated privately at £37,770 per annum Moreton Hall School, Zanny graduated in PPE from St Hilda’s, Oxford, before embarking upon a career in Globalism.
Moreton Hall boasts of being non-selective. Rather than an entrance exam, the all-girl school offers an “Admissions Journey” which, to encourage the riff-raff to un-select themselves, begins at a £200 registration fee.
Zanny, real name Susan Jean Elizabeth Mallaby, is the editor of The Economist. According to a 2020 PressGazette article, the circulation of The Economist is 126,535, a disappointing 73,895 copies behind Women’s Institute Life and a towbar snapping 221,035 fewer than Caravan and Motorhome Club Magazine.
A much more impressive number emanating from their exclusive John Adam Street offices is Ms Minton Beddowes’s salary – a mighty £455,000 in 2019. Note, in the interests of equality, sales staff aren’t based at John Adam Street, they slum it in cheaper office space elsewhere in London.
The Economist is owned by the billionaire Italian Agnelli family. Other major shareholders include the Cadbury family, the Rothschilds and Schroder’s bank.
Ms Minton Beddowes is an invitee of the elitist Bilderberg Group whose top people’s top-secret conferences discuss and decide upon world issues.
Previously, your humble reviewer devoured The Economist. Its immaculately researched content, pithy prose, telling comments on human nature and clever in-jokes about greed and self-interest made the weekly magazine obligatory. No more. In the intervening years, a publication of record that once settled arguments and decided strategies has been replaced by an unreadable heap of woke crap, political correctness, green nonsense, pro-EU obsession, open borders propaganda and pap.
Incidentally, Bilderberg Group mega-secret presentations aren’t all that mega-secret. If you ask nicely and went to the right school, you too can read them. Aimed at otherworldly elitists who’ve never been on a bus or visited a supermarket, they tend to be braindead dumbed-down Janet and John style single syllable explanations of the bleeding obvious. Upon this, elites make decisions affecting you.
Zanny’s husband is journalist and writer Sebastian Christopher Peter Mallaby, an old Etonian and international economics quangoland wallah. Son of our former ambassador to France and Germany, Sir Christopher Mallaby, Sebastian graduated from Oxford with a First in History. His career has taken in The Centre for Geoeconomic Studies, the Council on Foreign Relations (within which he is a Paul A Volcker senior fellow), The Economist and Amazon trillionaire Jeff Bezos’s Washington Post.
And there is the rub. These people aren’t journalists and writers, they are cheerleaders for a particular type of billionaire driven globalism, these days self-justified through wokery, nicey feelings, climate crap and a growing list of (Trump, Brexit, blacks) obsessive-compulsive derangement disorders.
The next question referred to the forgotten about Partygate scandal. For some reason, both Victoria, the audience and the panel omitted to mention Fatty Blackford’s March 2020 600-mile lockdown busting trip from London to Skye.
Steve Reed called Mr Johnson a liar who showed contempt for the British people. Mr Stamer, on the other hand, had merely been photographed ‘having a drink at lunchtime’ with party workers during lockdown. Oh, that’s all right then.
Ordinarily, MPs who are paid to complete opinion surveys give the money to charity. Not so Steve Reed, MP for Croydon North, who keeps it.
On 30th July 2021, he received £275 from Ipsos Mori for filling in a one-hour long survey. On 6th September, he was paid £120 for 30 minutes. There are too many to catalogue but previously he has received £75 for 30 minutes, £100 (45 mins), £100 (45 mins), £60 (30 mins), £70 (30 mins) etc etc etc, some from Ipsos and some from ComRes.
Openly ‘gay’ Mr Reed also enjoys a good free jolly. £1,800 worth to South Korea. £1,800 worth to Kenya, paid for by Voluntary Service Overseas as a ‘political volunteer to support civil society strengthening’. £3,600 to Kurdistan. £10,000 worth to Japan which, besides his accommodation, included £480 a day subsistence. The dictionary definition of subsistence being, ‘the action of maintaining or supporting oneself at a minimal level’.
£1,200 worth to Bangladesh. If you think Bangladesh is friendless, think again. Paid for by Labour Friends of Bangladesh, ‘To meet political leaders and Bangladeshis with connections in my constituency’. Hmmm. £1,800 to Israel and the Palestinian territories, paid for by the Labour Friends of Israel, consisting of flights plus a £200 a night hotel.
As well as regular donations from the comrades at the GMB Union, on June 5th 2015 Mr Reed registered a donation of £10,000 from a Mr Simon Kime.
One of the weaknesses of the present MP’s donation and registration system is no information, other than a name and an amount, is revealed. The resulting ambiguity is deliberate and means the voters may never know the full identity of the donor and never know anything of the donor’s motive.
An exchange before the House of Commons Select Committee on Standards is telling. Invited before the committee was Private Eye’s Ian Hislop and his colleagues Richard Brooks and Soloman Hughes. The following exchange took place with hereditary MP Sir Bernard Jenkin, son of Patrick Jenkin, The Lord Jenkin of Roding. At 20:30 on the video,
RB: [We should be told] exactly what the gift of hospitality was and why he accepted it. A brief reason for how it performed a parliamentary duty would be useful.
SBJ: It’s there on the record.
RB: It’s on the record, it says a person’s name. It doesn’t say where….
SBJ: Any journalist or constituent can ring me up and ask me.
IH: If you put up more detail, no one would have to be suspicious.
Jenkin replied he always declared gifts from a constituent, to which Hislop quipped, “Oh, it’s a gift?”, before being cut off by Chairman and Puffin’s favourite, Chris Bryant.
Which brings us back to the interesting and mysterious Mr Simon Kime. In December 2004, Simon Kime donates to Cambridge Labour MP Anne Campbell. At the time, via Companies House, Simon John Covell Kime was a director and company secretary of Cambridge based Biocair International.
If we fast forward to 2015, shortly before the £10,000 donation to North Croydon MP Mr Reed, Simon JC Kime is a director of South London based Venturescale Ltd.
In March 2016, Simon Kime donated £10,000 to another openly gay MP, QT regular and Labour member for Hove, Peter Kyle. In April 2017 Mr Kyle received another £5,000 from the same source.
In May 2019, a Mr Simon Kime was reported by the Daily Mail as having returned to his £1.2 million South London apartment to discover the body of his best friend and former partner, Irish dance instructor Aiden Murphy, apparently drugged and raped by someone he’d met through a ‘dating’ app. At the time, Mr Kime told the Daily Mail, ‘I didn’t even know he was on Grindr and am quite surprised at some of the things that are coming out.’
Subsequently, 43-year-old Joel Osei and his 19-year-old girlfriend Diana Cristea were convicted at Croydon Crown Court of the murder of Mr Murphy. Having poisoned him to death with a chemsex date-rape drug known as ‘Devil’s breath’, they ransack the shared apartment and then emptied Mr Murphy’s bank account.
Although one hesitates to comment upon another’s lifestyle and business connections, surely there must be a way of deciding who is and isn’t a fit and proper person to donate to an MP? Likewise, a distinction should be made between what is and isn’t a fit and proper reason to donate. There also needs to be full public disclosure of the aforementioned otherwise the suspicions Mr Hislop mentions will linger.
Julia Hartley-Brewer was a real bitch, unnecessarily mentioning Boris’s wives and mistresses and calling on him to resign. She said the government and Number 10 are arrogant and told us we should never allow ourselves to be ruled by people who think they are better than us. Perhaps just listen to the arrogant better-than-us class sneering at us from their Talk Radio show instead, Julia?
All the panellists hated Boris, as did the audience. A gentleman who supported him from the cheap seats was booed.
Fatty said he’d got himself into trouble a while ago. Oh, Blackford was going to remind us about his 600-mile lockdown busting trip. No, he meant in trouble for calling Johnson a liar in the House of Liars and Thieves.
The third question was about a maternity scandal highlighted by the Ockenden Report.
Julia saw the scandal as being based upon an ideological commitment to natural birth not helped by the demonisation of whistleblowers.
Steve Reed was shocked. We all trust our lives to the NHS. Do we? This week’s unasked question is, how many panellists have private health care? Is Zanny on the National Health? Really? Julia Hartley-Brewer? Victoria Derbyshire? Come off it, they all go private.
Absolutely, lessons must be learned, said Fatty. Must never, ever, ever happen again. Victoria mentioned the vast distances that pregnant women have to be transferred in Fatty’s very own Scotland. He flannelled his way out of it.
Julia claimed to have been in labour for 74 hours. She has previously mentioned this on Twitter,
“I had a 74-hour labour with my daughter, during which time I had 2 tanks of gas and air, 2 shots of pethidine and (finally) an epidural,”
when responding to the arses at BBC Scotland who had tweeted that,
“Gas and air is the most popular pain relief in childbirth, but many don’t realise its climate impact.”
As we suspected, Zanny had her children in a private hospital in America.
At which point, La Derbyshire brought my painful labour to an end by announcing the close of this week’s show.
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