Hero CEO Refused Communist Demands for Names

Local media in Hong Kong is reporting that Cathay Pacific airline’s CEO, Rupert Hogg, responded to demands from China’s Civil Aviation Administration to hand over a list of Cathay Pacific employees who had participated in the protests with admirable defiance.

According to unconfirmed reports, he responded by putting only his own name on the list provided. If the reports are true it would go some way to explaining his ‘resignation’ yesterday. Beijing has control of a big shareholding in the airline. It might not be as brave as the man in Tienanmen Square who stood alone against the tanks, it was the right response and he must have known it would cost him his job.

UPDATE: We re-emphasise that the veracity of local reports is contested.

Libertarianism More Popular Than Communism

Over the last two weeks, media elites have decided that communism is the plat du jour. It has been featured everywhere from Elle to Teen Vogue and Ash Sarkar has shot to internet fame for her eloquent phrase “I’m a communist you idiot”.

But Opinium has found that communism has a net approval rating of -52, a full 38 points behind libertarianism. Guido also notes that capitalism polls as more popular than socialism…

Lenin Statue Bulldozed as Communists Lose in India

This is the moment a crowd of BJP supporters, the UKIPpers of India, bulldozed a statue of Lenin after communists lost control of India’s Tripura state. The statue, in Belonia town, had stood for the last five of the Communist Party of India’s 25 year rule over the region. Tapas Dutta, a party official, told The Indian Express newspaper:

“After the statue fell, its head was dismembered from the body. Then the BJP workers played football with Lenin’s head.”

Sound…

Fox: Corbyn ‘Undermined UK Security’ During Cold War

Liam Fox explains (to ‘Red Andy’, no less) the big picture issue raised by Spygate:

“I think that the Labour left during the Cold War were extremely unhelpful to this country. We believed that we should see off Communism, we believed we should see off tyranny… I certainly think the Labour left were the Soviet Union’s useful idiots during that period…

“Jeremy Corbyn and others were very useful to the Soviet Union during the Cold War because they undermined the arguments of the West… I think in the broadest sense he was undermining the security of our country by siding with the Soviet Union in that argument and I think that was very damaging to the country. Luckily it was our side of the argument not Jeremy Corbyn’s that won the day. I think he certainly undermined the security of the United Kingdom by their one-sided disarmament and their very clear preference for a Soviet style communism during that period – fortunately we beat them then and we have to beat them now.”

Well put…

Remembering the StB

Former Prague correspondent Edward Lucas recounts in The Times his last meeting with an StB officer

I remember the StB clearly. The Státní Bezpecnost, or State Security, was a pervasive part of my life in Communist-era Czechoslovakia. As the lone western newspaperman in Prague, I was a prime target. The secret police followed me around, harassed my friends, bugged my flat, cut off my phone, tried to recruit me, and shoved first girls and then boys into my path in the (fruitless) hope of entrapping me.

What I remember especially well was the evening of November 17, 1989. The riot police had trapped a student demonstration in the centre of Prague. I watched as the defiantly sung national anthem quavered and dissolved into screams and cries. The students’ candles, flags and placards were quickly trampled underfoot. Truncheons slammed into heads and bodies.

Next it was my turn. My notebook and tape recorder were ripped from my hands. Two uniformed policemen twisted back my arms. Then a plain-clothes man (an StB officer, I found out later) administered the most painful beating of my life. I particularly remember seeing his fist, clad in black leather, hurtling towards my face, and eventually my head landing hard on the pavement. My family remembers that evening clearly too, hearing on the BBC that I was missing, last seen being dragged away, unconscious, by the police.

So I do not regard Jeremy Corbyn’s dalliance with the London representatives of the Czechoslovak regime as a trivial Cold War curio. While he and other left-wingers were hobnobbing with the emissaries of the Soviet empire, its victims were experiencing treatment — far worse than mine — that would curdle the blood of any true campaigner for freedom and justice.

Change came to Czechoslovakia in the form of the Velvet Revolution, Corbyn openly laments that change to capitalism and freedom. When he says “change is coming”, remember the fist…

‘Agent COB’ Doesn’t Deny Passing Information to Commie Spies

Worth reading closely the legalistic wording of this statement provided to the Sun by “Agent COB”:

“The claim that he was an agent, asset or informer for any intelligence agency is entirely false and a ridiculous smear. Like other MPs, Jeremy has met diplomats from many countries. In the 1980s he met a Czech diplomat, who did not go by the name of Jan Dymic, for a cup of tea in the House of Commons. Jeremy neither had nor offered any privileged information to this or any other diplomat.”

Jezza says he “neither had nor offered” any “privileged information” to the Czech spy. That is denying something different. The Czech secret police files claim Corbyn gave them a newspaper article about MI5 and discussed his take on British security measures, neither of which would count as “privileged“. There is no denial from Corbyn that he passed information to Britain’s enemies at the height of the Cold War. What did he talk to them about? Was he really naive enough to believe this was just a “diplomat”? Many questions to answer…

RED ROBBINS: May’s Brexit Supremo is Soviet Sympathiser Who Opposed Capitalism

Theresa May’s Brexit supremo Olly Robbins is a former Soviet sympathiser who opposed capitalism, praised Soviet leaders and lamented the demise of Communist Russia, Guido can reveal. As as a student at Hertford College, Oxford in the nineties, “Red Robbins” wrote an article in praise of Soviet Russia for the Oxford Reform Club magazine. In a rewriting of history that would have made Seumas Milne blush, the PM’s new star Number 10 hire wrote:

“The Russian state has endured more than any other major nation in the twentieth century, and has achieved more too… I would never disagree that some of the deeds done in the name of communism were evil, but it is as well to look at the era’s aims and achievements. First among these were the aims of free and fair education, housing and healthcare. These were also the main planks of the post-war consensus here in Britain, and could hardly be described as evil. What is more, they were achieved. More Russians can read than Britons, there are almost no homeless people in Moscow, unlike London… Another achievement was the making of a state, a world power indeed, and one that its people could be proud of. The Soviet leaders changed Russia from a backward peasant autocracy, despised by the West, into a technological giant at whom the world cowered in fear for half a century.”

Red Robbins then lamented the fall of the Soviet Union as meaning there is no longer an alternative to the real baddie: capitalism.

“The demise of the Soviet experiment means that for those growing up in the world today, especially western Europe, there appears to be no alternative to the mad excesses of modern capitalism. To the thinking man and woman, Soviet Russia may not have been ideal, but it was food for thought in the “greed is good” climate of the 1980’s.”

The article concludes that it is unfair to say communism failed because the ravages of Russia’s Tsarist past meant “the experiment was hardly conducted in fair conditions”. A friend of Robbins confirmed he wrote the article but declined to comment on his past views.

So the top civil servant in charge of Brexit is only a former Soviet fanboy who defended Stalin and implied communism was preferable to capitalism. We knew Olly was a Remainer, but we didn’t think he’d be such a keen supporter of the crowning principles behind Juncker’s democracy-hating EU super-state speech last week. On the plus side, Red Robbins will get on famously with Seumas if Corbyn makes it to Number 10…

John McDonnell Lies About Being a Marxist to Marr

Marr: “Are you a Marxist?”
McDonnell “No.”

Why so coy about his belief in Marxism? Has he changed his mind after decades of struggle since he has gone mainstream? He has said clearly many times before “I’m a Marxist…” Watch below:

Earlier this week he claimed he hadn’t noticed the Communist flag he was speaking under on May Day. Now he’s forgotten what he believes. Is he going senile or is he a liar? You decide…

Corbyn’s Red Star As Bad As Swastika

In the gulags millions died under a red star. The exact number of victims of communism are a matter of historical controversy, did Stalin kill more than Hitler? What is not in doubt is that millions were killed, tortured and starved by those who wore a red star on their uniforms.

Even today the red star is still the symbol of death. The bombers raining destruction on Aleppo have a red star emblazoned on their tail fins:

It is as much a symbol of evil as the swastika. What do the Corbynistas think of the red star? They put it on top of Jeremy’s Christmas tree

Fidel’s Final Push

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As the Russian jeep carrying the ashes of the Cuban military dictator passed near Moncada Fort it broke down abd had to be pushed along by soldiers. As crowds shouted “Long live Fidel” his ashes ground to a halt. Socialism sputtering till the end….

Gott-cha: Douglas Murray Exposes KGB Agent

Of all the apologists for Fidel Castro paraded by the BBC over recent days Richard Gott was perhaps the worst. As reported by GQ, Gott was Seumas Milne’s old-Wykehamist mate, the communist traitor who was exposed years ago as an agent of influence in the pay of the KGB:

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Gott’s posthumous propaganda and historical revisionism on behalf of the dead military dictator went unchecked on the BBC News Channel. Thanks to Douglas Murray on Sky News Gott did not get a free ride…

Corbyn Clapped Commie Leader For Refusing to Toast the Queen

Footage has emerged of Jeremy Corbyn applauding the leader of the Communist Party of Britain for refusing to toast the Queen. It happened at the Oxford Union in 2013, when Tory MP Andrew Rosindell told the audience that Communist general secretary Robert Griffiths “didn’t toast the Queen prior to the debate this evening”. Corbyn, who was sitting next to Griffiths, responded by joining a small number of republican audience members in enthusiastically clapping his comrade. Put on a proper suit, do up your tie and toast Her Majesty…

Diane Abbott’s “Good Mao”

This from the archives emerged last night:

Mao seems to have more than one shadow cabinet fan…

Roll Call of Shame: Labour’s New Mental Legacy

Loony-left

So, here is the full list of fruit-loop Labour MPs who voted against fiscal realism, otherwise known as the Welfare Reform (Work) Bill:

Diane Abbott
Debbie Abrahams
David Anderson
Richard Burgon
Dawn Butler
Ann Clwyd
Jeremy Corbyn
Geraint Davies
Peter Dowd
Paul Flynn
Mary Glindon
Roger Godsiff
Helen Goodman
Margaret Greenwood
Louise Haigh
Carolyn Harris
Sue Hayman
Imran Hussain
Gerald Jones
Helen Jones
Sir Gerald Kaufman
Sadiq Khan
David Lammy
Ian Lavery
Clive Lewis
Rebecca Long Bailey
Andy McDonald
John McDonnell
Liz McInnes
Rob Marris
Rachael Maskell
Michael Meacher
Ian Mearns
Madeleine Moon
Grahame Morris
Kate Osamor
Teresa Pearce
Marie Rimmer
Paula Sherriff
Tulip Siddiq
Dennis Skinner
Cat Smith
Jo Stevens
Graham Stringer
David Winnick
Iain Wright
Daniel Zeichner
Kelvin Hopkins (Teller)

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Hancock Making Most of Last Week in Parliament

Self-confessed teen fondler Mike Hancock will only be an MP for a few more days, so odd then that the dodgy old Russophile has been putting down some extremely specific questions about the UK’s defence capabilities:

  • Mike Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Royal Navy pilots are in training to enable them to land a fast jet on the Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers.
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