On October 21, 2022 at 2:58 pm, Eric Dale wrote:
Mark, and fellow Club members, what are your thoughts on the story of a laboratory in Boston apparently making a version of COVID that killed 80 percent of the mice it was exposed to? What is it with people running the laboratory engaging in the kind of research research that more likely than not has resulted in the recent society stomping pandemic? At what point do our best and brightest learn from their mistakes?
On October 21, 2022 at 3:00 pm, Heikki wrote:
Hi Mark, I've been a member since 2021. Why do you think the media pundits in the Tory leadership issue focus on the personalities of the candidates and not on the candidates positions on the issues like illegal aliens (they are not immigrants), why to continue to support NATO (the only object is to conduct war not to advance piece), man made climate change, demographics, and so on and so forth. Thanks
On October 21, 2022 at 3:00 pm, SIMON ARNOLD wrote:
What is the point of electing a new leader if they keep removing them? They did it to May, Boris, then Truss now they want Boris or Rishi back. A vicious circle of ongoing chaos.
On October 21, 2022 at 3:03 pm, Penns Woods wrote:
Mark... It shocks me that the birthplace of self governance, democracy, individual rights has followed so quickly and closely to it's 3rd world, friend , the US on the road to oblivion. Having joined the EU, many years ago did Britain in many respects lose it's own ability for self governance, it's heritage in making it's own way in this world by looking to the EU for it's leadership.The apparent political chaos in Britain seems to be getting worse and worse. It's unbelievable the mess that has been created. Boris again? 70 million people and that's the best Britain has to offer? This isn't self governance but something else moving toward collapse or transition to a some other form of British societal 'order', a massive complete recorder of of Britain. I always viewed the UK as a civilized mostly thoughtful society. Not so much anymore. What comes after civilized society?
How about a lottery for citizens and the winner gets a try at 10 Downing? I'd better get to the UK while it still stands. Your turn.
On October 21, 2022 at 3:04 pm, Jimmy G Niagara on the Lake, Canada wrote:
So the head of cabbage wins - poor Liz - bit of a bummer. Can you elaborate a bit on British Tory politics - and do inject your opinions. BoJo comes in with a mandate, shepherds Brexit (somewhat) but not much else. You say currently there is not much daylight between the Torys and the Kier Starmer Labour party, but in the next breath you opine if 'fishy' Rishi or Jeremy Hunt somehow get elected Primeminister there will be a mass exodus from the Tory party - ala Kim Campbell and the Progressive Conservative party of Canada era. Is there truly a dicotomous left and right wing within the conservative Tory party?
On October 21, 2022 at 3:05 pm, Richard Langworth wrote:
Mark, do you see any parallels between the seismic shift in dinant UK parties exactly 100 years ago? The Liberals never governed again. Whence today's Tories?
On October 21, 2022 at 3:07 pm, Johnny B wrote:
Hi Mark. A couple of quickies: Would there have been a coup against Liz Truss if Her Majesty was still alive? I think they wouldn't have dared. Secondly: Seeing the shock horror following the election of Giorgia Meloni with such statesmen as Joe Biden declaring her a threat to democracy - will there be a similar reaction in due course when Sinn Fein become the ruling party in the Republic of Ireland? I'm guessing not. And finally - did you know that Bob Dylan did a song to the tune of Red Sails In The Sunset?
On October 21, 2022 at 3:08 pm, Michael Cavino wrote:
Thank you for giving us Americans a crack course in the British parliamentary system daily on your TV show! Is there any chance you can convince Leilani Dowding to run for office? She is smart as a whip and would make a great leader for the Tories.
At least that is my wish given the other choice of candidates.
On October 21, 2022 at 3:09 pm, Felipe Dimer de Oliveira wrote:
Dear Mark, it is great to be back to the club after a long, unplanned absence. Congratulations on your well deserved success at GB News. Your interview with the insufferable Alex De Koning from Just Stop Oil last week is still playing in my mind, and you deserve credit for withstanding him. He answered your questions with accusations and eschewed from engaging in a debate. Such sophistry should not be underestimated and it is very hard to unravel, especially in a live debate. The left is full of people like Mr De Koning who is trained to think in this way from primary school.
I would like to hear your thoughts on how the current culture results in the likes of Mr De Koning. You have written about how Rock'n Roll is marketed to tap the myth of "youth rebellion" for profiteering. In my view, this and many and other "modern" forms of art are manipulated to create a cleavage in our culture: on one side music, films, and stories for young, cool people vs. those for old (conservative) people, which leads to the fanaticism we see in the left. Do you think there is a "cultural vaccine" against such malady? More importantly, is there a way to win the culture without using the same tactics that have a strong hold on people's imaginations?
Thanks and bless you for all you do
On October 21, 2022 at 3:11 pm, Liz Hodgson wrote:
You're a man of style but rarely asked style-related questions. Hope you don't mind my doing so. I'd be curious to get your thoughts on those soup-chucker Just Stop Oil activists. Specifically, media coverage of these radicals reveals a rogue's gallery of breathtaking slobbery.
Why do they all look newly released from a state-paid alcohol detox program? Or worse—like those cult members who believed eternity awaited them in a spaceship tailing the Hale-Bopp comet (minus the expensive trainers).
When Sunflowers vandal Phoebe Plummer posed the question 'is art worth more than life?' I had to ask myself: where does she rank a shower and a tube of Clearisil?
Is it shallow to point out that these activists dress in clothes seemingly plundered from a crate of Goodwill rejects air-dropped on an African village? All I see are faded mom jeans crudely cut off at the ankles and stained, tattered, ill-fitting T-shirts. Even the white lab coats on those Volkswagen protestors glued to the VW factory floor look ill-fitting and cheap.
And the hair! Is there a rule book requiring all styling be self-administered, including the worse-for-wear magenta dye jobs? Also, why so many scraggly man-buns?
I like second-hand and vintage as much as the next guy. But the allure of vintage was always about bygone quality of manufacturing. This is different. This is—I don't know what to call it?—"Chinese-sweatshop-over flow chic" comes to mind.
It wasn't always this way. I'm old enough to remember Jane Fonda's superb shag, boot-cut jeans and flowy batik tunic when she was busy sticking up for the Khmer Rouge. Murderous thugs though they were, 60s era Black Panthers always looked terrific in their turtle necks and berets.
What's going on here? Since the very fate of Gaia rests on their sagging, pimply shoulders, should I not feel a little concerned?
Best regards, Liz
On October 21, 2022 at 3:13 pm, Chris H wrote:
I wonder if you could comment on the grass-roots level of fear in the US prior to the midterms. I live in a "purple" city within a purple state, where the vote typically splits 50-50 for many of the recent elections. Everybody gets along just fine. But looking at lawn signs, I'd estimate that 80 to 90% are for the Dems. Now there is no way that this is representative of the electorate. It's almost like painting lamb's blood on the door frame from Exodus. People aren't afraid of their neighbors, but they do seem to be scared of repercussions from government and even just some thuggish enforcers out there.
On October 21, 2022 at 3:14 pm, Douglas wrote:
What is your take on the NH senate race? As a resident, can you offer any insights to outside observers?
On October 21, 2022 at 3:17 pm, Michelle Dulak wrote:
I bought Naomi Wolf's The Bodies of Others after listening to your interview with her, and read it in a couple days. She is definitely not the woman I remember last as the lady who recommended "earth tones" to Al Gore, and before that the author of The Beauty Myth. But she has much to say, and all of it damned interesting. What do you think of her nervousness about QR codes? Are they really all technically useful as geolocators like GPS?
On October 21, 2022 at 3:18 pm, Toby Pilling wrote:
Lord Frost recently advocated a gradualist approach to policy change. How about this then: before you can withdraw from international agreements on accepting asylum seekers, the UK has to abrogate the European Human Rights Act. Before you can repeal the ECHR, you need to withdraw state funding for the BBC. Before the license fee is abolished, one would have to privatise Channel 4.
How does that sound for a plan?
On October 21, 2022 at 3:21 pm, Janice Cole wrote:
Mark - There is reporting that remote work for the last two years have led to a tiny baby boom in the US. Do you think there is any way for that to continue?
On October 21, 2022 at 3:23 pm, George Pereira wrote:
I'd like to suggest a new segment based on Leilani Dowding's comment: Two Cheeks of the Same Bottom. Bill Gates and Klaus Swab, McCarthy and McConnel, last week's PM and next week's PM come to mind, but the list and scope would be endless.
On October 21, 2022 at 3:29 pm, Marie wrote:
If other "big guns" join Farage do you think it would succeed
On October 21, 2022 at 3:33 pm, Jenny wrote:
Mark - Rishi Sunak has pulled ahead of Boris. 91 to 67. Do you think Boris will get to 100 in order to actually have a vote?
On October 21, 2022 at 3:36 pm, JON FACCI wrote:
Tulsa Gabbard let the proverbial cat out of the bag on anti-white racism. The consequences of which have become mainstream policy in the UK and the U.S. not to mention the unmentionable farm murders ravaging South Africa. I remember watching Cornel West on Charlie Rose in the late 90's promising an uprising of peoples of color against the white west, yet I cannot find evidence of this episode on YouTube.
Do you recall this pre-2001 initiative or such conversations there of?
I've been around many cultures and have socialized everywhere from Greenwich, CT and Saratoga Springs to municipal projects in Schenectady, NY. I was once refused a job at the Hamilton Hill Arts Center for being white in spite of an impressive early resume as an art student. I hold no resentment, but lament those who chose not embrace the colorblind America that existed before the cold War ended and the Clintons invented identity politics and erased then 30 years of Civil Rights politics. Cheers to all who were able to enjoy the most free decades in the history of the world. Full disclosure, I voted for Slick Willy twice during the good times. I'm partly to blame.
On October 21, 2022 at 3:39 pm, Gerald wrote:
Mark - How can the Secret Service not require visitor logs for Biden's Delaware home? He spends so much time there, a log should be a requirement.
Is the Secret Service really doing the job we expect of them?
On October 21, 2022 at 3:43 pm, Bernard wrote:
Mark - The Iranian climber who competed without her hijab is now under house arrest. This after she said it fell off during the competition. What will it take for women around the world to back the protests in Iran?
On October 21, 2022 at 3:50 pm, Jimbo - Founding Member wrote:
I can't wait to watch your show on GBNews, especially when you have Eva Vlaardingerbroek on. Dutch farmers were my ancestors, so her views resonate with me. It's incomprehensible the government of the Netherlands would behave in such a way Why?
On October 21, 2022 at 3:52 pm, Elisa Angel wrote:
It's true that style and fashion dropped into the toilet decades ago. I noticed in 2000 that everyone tried to wear flip flops all year long. Even in wintertime. That trend, alas, has never gone away.
We look like children, and we look like clowns. It would be great for people to dress up again. Business casual should be the standard to board a plane, go grocery shopping, etc. Lockdowns didn't help. There is no need to put on a suit if you're working from home. Heck, some don't even bother wearing pants if they're only ever seen from the waste up on a group chat app.
On October 21, 2022 at 3:55 pm, Frank Gallenstein wrote:
Arriving late so if my question was covered already, just move on to the next one.
Do you think having PMs directly elected by GB citizens instead of MPs would make the MPs more reluctant to remove the PM? Would that improve the situation?
On October 21, 2022 at 3:57 pm, Timothy McDonnell wrote:
I really enjoy your GB News show, even though I am from the States. Without going into too much detail, where do you produce your GB News show?
On October 21, 2022 at 4:00 pm, SIMON ARNOLD wrote:
Are those new 'Right Wing' parties any good? they don't really offer much that inspires confidence in me, it all seems a little 'childish' to me. We really need somebody like your good self, with common sense morality running policies. I think you have pretty much explained the Conservatives are a barrel of 'rotten apples'.
I'm blooming furious with Boris and the rest of them, two wasted years of decay. Now an action replay all over again.
On October 21, 2022 at 4:03 pm, Elisa Angel wrote:
I'll ask a more lightweight question: When did eating ice-cream become a thing for Joe Biden? Biden has been in elected office half a century and it's only in the last two years that I have ever seen Biden with a soft serve. How does it benefit him to be known as the ice-cream eating president?
On October 21, 2022 at 4:05 pm, Andrew Jones wrote:
Political office by lot, not ballot.
Along with mediaeval sanctions for lobbying?
The entire current political structure is irredeemably corrupt and malignant. Benign dictatorship would be preferable.
On October 21, 2022 at 4:15 pm, Walt Trimmer wrote:
Roger Whittaker would be rolling over in his grave if he were dead.
On October 21, 2022 at 4:16 pm, Jenny Stott wrote:
The lettuce was probably genetically modified
On October 21, 2022 at 4:17 pm, Tony Allwright wrote:
Forgive me for being behind in catching up with your excellent GB News shows, but I have only just viewed the one of 13th October, featuring the not altogether satisfactory interview with Alex de Koning, the Stop-Oil-Now chap.
You might recall that I have been badgering you for quite some time to get the highly articulate, rational, knowledgeable energy-expert Alex Epstein on your show to discuss all the global-warmology stuff, ie to conclusively refute it – all of it.
(You are probably aware that he has recently published a cracking new book, "Fossil Future".)
Better still, however, would be if you would invite Mr de Koning back to debate with Mr Epstein, with yourself as neutral moderator (hard to be neutral I know!).
Mr Epstein always says he will debate anyone anywhere provided there is a decent-sized audience. Well your viewer figures on GB News are a lot better than decent-sized!
It would be a cracking discussion and open many minds to the anti-human reality of carbon-zero and all the rest of it. It might even affect Mr de Koning's own thinking (and glueing)!
With best wishes and keep up the great output,
Founding Week Member of the MSC