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Follow comrade Alastair’s advice.


Believe me this geezer is one of the truest of the true, stood with us on Europe, et j’en passe….

Alasdair Ross


Written by Andrew Coates

March 19, 2020 at 11:54 am

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  1. Strong agree. I am watching Venezuela and folks do not know how lucky we are to live where we live.

    • Agreed! We are so lucky we didn’t elect the British answer to Maduro, Jeremy Corbyn.

      Steven Johnston

      March 23, 2020 at 6:14 pm

  2. faduuuuuuuuuucj this shitttttttta


    March 31, 2020 at 11:29 pm

  3. Are you OK Coatesy? Some of us are becoming increasingly concerned about your recent lack of activity here and elsewhere on social media.

    Jim Denham

    April 1, 2020 at 8:31 am

  4. 1) “Criticism” of the government is being channelled into ideas that the government WANTS people to have, such as:

    a) the authorities should have done exactly what they’re doing but faster
    b) the authorities should do what they plan to do but sooner, namely test and vaccinate
    c) there’s a big problem from anti-social elements.

    The thinking person needs to call all three of these ideas bullsh*t.

    2) Ever more draconian “next steps” may include:

    a) compulsory tests
    b) compulsory vaccination
    c) food shortages
    d) power cuts
    e) no availability of cash from bank machines and bank branches
    f) a strain that kills many younger people including children
    g) proper rationing – i.e. each person allowed e.g. 1 loaf per week and no company is allowed to sell a loaf without stamping a ration card (to be done digitally of course)
    h) a vicious clampdown against those who have not been tested or vaccinated, to include imprisonment and the denial of ration cards, i.e. denial of food – resisters will basically be called antisocial killers fit only to be starved and hunted. (Tory heaven!)

    Remember that list.

    3) These are some facts that say a lot:

    a) government and media are deliberately confusing dying WITH CV19 with dying OF it
    b) the vast majority of those who have died with CV19 would have died soon anyway
    c) the idea that the authorities and big business don’t know roughly how many people have got CV19, and roughly how many have had it (and therefore have the antibodies), is an obvious lie. You do NOT have to test millions of people to get that information.

    4) My advice is as follows:

    a) hoard food (I have been advising this for some time)
    b) prepare to resist testing and vaccination
    c) spread knowledge of the above points

    5) Listen up

    Many like to think that “black swan events” (to use Nassim Taleb’s terminology) are what they always thought might happen. This is usually utter rubbish, and leftwingers such as myself who were predicting a breakdown were an extremely small minority.

    @Boffy – I believe you once called me “delusional” here for predicting a widespread breakdown. (I couldn’t find the source.) One is now underway.

    6) Biological warfare, the United States, and the cull

    a) China, Taiwan and both Korean regimes have long been far stronger in BW defence than the US. To be strong in BW defence you need effective internal centralisation which the US has not got. China has a major strategic advantage over the US.

    b) Donald Trump is deliberately trying to overstate the number of deaths so as to appear the hero when it turns out to be lower. But soon all of that discourse will be swept away. Donald who? He is unlikely to be re-elected and probably will not even be the Republican candidate.

    c) A cull was coming anyway. Almost all of the world’s serious elites want it.

    d) Nutshell: BW is far more similar to psychological warfare than CW and NW are, even if it can be at least as deadly as CW and NW and indeed more so.

    7) Climate loons

    …are keeping remarkably quiet. Ask why. This situation will at some point change when those among the cultists who aren’t dead poke their heads out again.

    R Nought

    April 1, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    • All of the above are a Loony Left wish list and no more.

      Dave Roberts

      April 3, 2020 at 3:04 pm

  5. Just been to put gas in the pick-up truck…Big fucking sign – ‘Card Payments Only’. Cashless society to protect us from dirty money, here we come. Visited Aldi yesterday for some essential supplies, only 10 persons allowed in store at any one time, one out, one in. The queue stretched around and around the parking lot, with everyone silently standing 10 feet apart……….


    April 1, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    • Then people are being careful. Good.

      Dave Roberts

      April 3, 2020 at 3:21 pm

  6. I have been in touch with Andy and he is well. He uses the computer in the library and public buildings are ll shut. Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible.

    Sue r

    April 2, 2020 at 9:23 am

  7. “ if you could hear at every jolt the blood come gargling from the froth corrupted lungs, obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud, of vile incurable sores on innocent tongues – my friend, you would not tell with such high zest, to children ardent for some desperate glory, the old lie, dulce et decorum est., pro patria mori.“

    — Wilfred Owen

    Wilfred Owen (A Random Poet)

    April 3, 2020 at 8:28 am

  8. This site is total shit. Hardly any comments get through. Fuck this shit.

    This site is SHIT!!!!

    April 3, 2020 at 10:11 pm

  9. Age is certainly no guide as to the coronavirus disease course, unless you want to use the virus to find out if you actually have an underlying health condition you were previously unaware of? A bit too much like playing Russian Roulette for most people.


    April 3, 2020 at 11:28 pm

  10. Good news, if you a Tory, Keir Starmer has been elected Labour leader. Nobody would have noticed, even if we weren’t having to deal with the COVID-19.

    Steven Johnston

    April 4, 2020 at 11:41 am

  11. So who – Stephen – and your mass movement (the “Socialist Party of Great Britain”) would you like to see leading the political expression of the British trade union movement? And upon what programme? The overnight disappearance of capitalism while you have a wet dream of power?

    Jim Denham

    April 4, 2020 at 7:29 pm

  12. Clearly you know nothing about socialism. We don’t have leaders! We don’t want them and we don’t need them. Look how Corbyn turned out eh?

    Steven Johnston

    April 4, 2020 at 9:08 pm

  13. The late Andrews Coates library must have kept strange opening hours since back in his earthly years he used to post at all sorts of unearthly days and times and days like the middle of the night on a Christmas Day Sunday morning. Now that Comrade Coates is in the ‘next room’ a quick post from beyond the grave would have been appreciated though just to let those of us still in the land of the living know that he is enjoying life on the other side and what ‘work search’ requirements the Jobcentre impose on the dead. RIP Andrew Coates. A true comrade and brother in arms. You will be missed sorely. It was a blast.

    Ipswich Marxist Society

    April 5, 2020 at 11:29 am

  14. I spoke to Andy last night and he had bought a laptop and expects to be connected to the internet next week. So, as they say… Watch This Space.

    Sue R

    April 5, 2020 at 12:05 pm

  15. “We don’t have leaders!” (what’s with the “we” Stephen? After all you’re a PRO-Brexit Tory-supporter in the Socialist Party of Great Britain aren’t you?

    And does the SPGB no longer have a general secretary? Or is Adam Buick’s control so complete he doesn’t really need the formal title any more?

    (Wikipedia: “Buick was born in Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales and graduated from the University of Oxford. He joined the Socialist Party of Great Britain in 1962 and since then has been one of its most active members. He is a frequent public speaker for the Party, and as of 2007 is the all-time second-most prolific contributor to the Socialist Standard. Buick served as the Party’s General Secretary from 1993 to 1995.”)

    Jim Denham

    April 5, 2020 at 12:29 pm

    • So after supporting the remain campaign, supporting Corbyn, is this what you are doing for an encore? Supporting Starmer as labour leader? Blimey are there no depths you won’t sink to?

      Steven Johnston

      April 5, 2020 at 8:47 pm

      • Try answering the question, Stephen: “does the SPGB no longer have a general secretary? Or is Adam Buick’s control so complete he doesn’t really need the formal title any more? ” ???

        Jim Denham

        April 5, 2020 at 9:27 pm

  16. 👿 I’ll be back!! 👿 😀 😀

    The Ghost of Andrew Coates

    April 5, 2020 at 1:30 pm

  17. Jeez, it’s warm down here 🙂

    Andrew Coates (deceased)

    April 5, 2020 at 1:32 pm

  18. Totalitarian and massive wanker Nick Handcock wants to ban exercise outside the home. What is SIR Keir Starmer’s response?: “New Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said the party would support the government it if decides to toughen lockdown measures.”

    SIR Keir Starmer is a knobhead!!

    April 5, 2020 at 1:56 pm

    • Well I did warn you!

      I mean, what did you expect from that lame dickhead?

      He refused to prosecute the copper who unlawfully killed Ian Tomlinson.

      Steven Johnston

      April 5, 2020 at 8:46 pm

  19. According to the ONS Deaths…. Jan 2020 overall deaths in UK was 51158 of which 10703died of flu, Feb 2020, 44383 died of which 8235 died of flu and in March 2020 43375 died, of which 7370 died of flu.

    The 5 year average death rate in March is 44459 and therefore March 2020 is below the 5 year average. All of the numbers for 2020 are below the average. Why is this not being discussed?


    April 5, 2020 at 2:16 pm

  20. Such a shame 😦 Does anyone know when Andrew Coates funeral is? Or will there even be a funeral what with all this Covid-19 global pandemic we keep hearing about? RIP Andrew

    Betty from Ipswich

    April 5, 2020 at 3:38 pm

    • No funerals being held at present am afraid – Covid 19 restrictions apply. Your fallen comrade Coates will be thrown in the council limepit along with the rest of the dead ‘uns 😉

      Council Massgrave Digger

      April 5, 2020 at 3:46 pm



    April 5, 2020 at 8:03 pm

    • You sir are a troll!

      Steven Johnston

      April 5, 2020 at 8:48 pm

  22. Try answering the question, Stephen Johnson: “does the SPGB no longer have a general secretary? Or is Adam Buick’s control so complete he doesn’t really need the formal title any more? ” ???

    Jim Denham

    April 5, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    • I am not a member of the SPGB, so I would address that question to them.
      As for your friend Coatsey. I do remember the AWL were not happy about the death of Ian Tomlinson. Yet Coatsey is firmly on the side of the “rozzers” saying he could understand why they unlawfully killed the homeless man. Perhaps once the pandeminc is over, you might want to pick up with him on that point?

      Steven Johnston

      April 6, 2020 at 12:25 pm

  23. According to David Icke the death of Boris Johnson will be the catalyst that ushers in the New World Order: One World Government, Police State, Permanent Lockdown, Cashless Society, Facial Recognition, Control Grid. Johnson is a sacrificial pawn on the elite’s chessboard.


    April 6, 2020 at 11:28 am

    • Let’s hope he’s wrong. I mean when he said he was the son of God, he later admitted that was a mistake.

      Really David? Really, we’ll I’d have never had guessed.

      Steven Johnston

      April 6, 2020 at 12:37 pm

  24. You have claimed in the past to be a member, Stephen: what’s happened? Did they chuck you out or have you switched to the Brexit Party?

    Jim Denham

    April 6, 2020 at 12:59 pm

    • Firstly, my name is Steven. If you can’t get that right then please, just leave me alone.
      My reasons for leaving are personal and have nothing to do with this debate.
      The Brexit party seems to be little more than a a fanclub for that odious tosser Farage.
      I don’t do leaders and I certainly don’t personality cults. So the answer is no, I never switched allegiance to the Brexit party. I never voted for or against Brexit. I spoilt my 2016 referendum ballot paper by writing “World Socialism” across it.

      Steven Johnston

      April 6, 2020 at 1:20 pm

  25. But did Starmer make a grave and fatal mistake in ditching O’Donnell as Shadow Chancellor? And will Jon Lansman of Momentum take a place in the Shadow Cabinet? Some would say that if there is room enough for Nandy there is room enough for Lansman.


    April 6, 2020 at 1:28 pm

  26. Apparently Jacob Rees-Mogg has already ‘thrown his hat in the ring’ for the contest to be next Tory leader and Prime Minister. They don’t waste any time these Tories, do they. Boris is not yet cold in the grave and they are already squabbling over the proceeds.

    Huw Edwards stated on the BBC Ten O’clock News this evening before announcing the latest Covid-19 death statistics: “Now this is very important this. These statistics do not include deaths in the community and in care homes”. How many people are being told to ‘self-isolate’ by the NHS ‘helpline’ and dying in their beds?


    April 6, 2020 at 11:29 pm

  27. According to David Icke ‘they’ are installing 5G in nursing homes as well as schools and hospitals. 5G sucks the oxygen out of the air and the old people die. It is then put down to ‘Covid 19’. Icke is adamant that: “Covid-19 does not exist. It is not real”.


    April 7, 2020 at 12:28 am

  28. And that is why they want us to hide in our homes. Whilst we are hiding indoors ‘they’ are busy putting up 5G masts.


    April 7, 2020 at 12:30 am

  29. “Firstly, my name is Steven. If you can’t get that right then please, just leave me alone”: aw didums, poor Stephen!

    Jim Denham

    April 7, 2020 at 11:21 am

  30. I spoilt my 2016 referendum ballot paper by writing “World Socialism” across it.

    Ha ha ha – that has really cheered me.

    Boleyn Ali

    April 8, 2020 at 2:54 pm

  31. I spoilt my 2016 referendum ballot paper by writing “World Socialism” across it”: Stephen might as well have written “I am a wanker.”

    Jim Denham

    April 8, 2020 at 6:38 pm

  32. As Boffy keeps telling us ‘coronavirus’ is nothing more than a mild dose of the flu… if you are unlucky

    ‘I thought because I was young it wouldn’t affect me’

    A Paisley man who is recovering from coronavirus has called on young people not to underestimate the impact the virus can have.

    Calum Wishart said when news of the pandemic first broke his “naive arrogance” led him to believe he would be OK because he is only 25-years-old.

    But within days of the lockdown Mr Wishart started displaying symptoms of the virus and was hospitalised.

    He described it as “the most horrendous experience”.

    Speaking to BBC Breakfast, he said: “I had the completely wrong attitude.

    “I would not say I was hugging strangers or anything like that, I think I just underestimated the real impact of it.

    “I had the perspective that because I was young it would not affect me, that it would be like a kind of flu.”

    Mr Wishart said he had a “massive dose of reality” when the gravity of his situation became clear after being rushed to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and put on oxygen.

    He continued: “It started off as a slight fever and from there it escalated.

    “The next few days was just on and off oxygen and not being able to do anything.”

    The loss of his freedom of movement was the biggest impact and now, out of hospital and into self-isolation, he is using his time to try and make younger people aware that coronavirus can strike anyone.



    April 11, 2020 at 2:50 pm

    • A stark reminder there, if any was needed, as to why we have to self-isolate this bank holiday weekend.

      Another sad day with 917 deaths.

      Steven Johnston

      April 11, 2020 at 5:31 pm

  33. Will check the fridges for any sign of Coates 😉

    Ipswich Mortuary Attendant

    April 17, 2020 at 9:02 am

  34. Hi, I phoned up that snooty cow Victoria Derbyshire on the ‘Your Coronavirus questions answered’ segment on BBC News and asked “Who does the voice-over for the adverts?” (not what I told her ‘researcher’ 😀 ) but the bitch cut me off 😦 so I am putting this out to the blogosphere 🙂 Anyone know?

    Debbie from Preston

    April 21, 2020 at 8:21 am

    • Does anyone care?

      Steven Johnston

      April 24, 2020 at 5:59 pm

  35. I spoke to Andy the other day; he is experiencing some ‘technical difficulties’ but hopes to be on line by the end of the week.

    Sue R

    April 21, 2020 at 6:16 pm

    • It could be the “techical difficulty” of actually having to pay for his internet connection.
      Still, the warmer weather means he doesn’t need to keep the heating on at home.

      Rose Hill

      April 24, 2020 at 4:15 pm

      • I hope he can still afford his sub to Private Eye.

        But as they’ve turned his hero, Keir Starmer, into Max Headroom, maybe it’s a good thing if he can’t.

        Steven Johnston

        April 24, 2020 at 6:00 pm

        • Ah! You’re back Stephen: I must always keep thanking you for your wonderful reply to my question about whether you’d left (or been kicked out of) the SPGB and joined the Brexit Party: “Firstly, my name is Steven. If you can’t get that right then please, just leave me alone.
          My reasons for leaving are personal and have nothing to do with this debate.
          The Brexit party seems to be little more than a a fanclub for that odious tosser Farage.
          I don’t do leaders and I certainly don’t personality cults. So the answer is no, I never switched allegiance to the Brexit party. I never voted for or against Brexit. I spoilt my 2016 referendum ballot paper by writing “World Socialism” across it.”

          Priceless! Thanks so very much! You’re a constant source of entertainment, Stephen Johnson!

          Jim Denham

          April 25, 2020 at 8:14 pm

  36. I hope you are ok.

    Best wishes to you.

    This is a message to you Andrew, not a comment for posting.


    May 6, 2020 at 2:21 am

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