Passing Observations 218

Dr Vernon Coleman

1. The medical establishment has nearly always been wrong. Important doctors argued for decades that cigarette smoking was good for people – and particularly helpful for the lungs.

2. Gaza is the new Killing Fields. And Netanyahu is the new Pol Pot.

3. Britain’s Labour Party is planning to insist that all those working in child care (nurseries, etc.) are graduates. What a spiffing idea – particularly since thousands of nurseries are closing because they cannot find any staff at all. If they have to recruit higher paid graduates, all nurseries will go bust and there will be no child care at all so mothers (or fathers) won’t be able to go to work. Who will be first to insist that all dustmen (sorry,` refuse collection consultants’) have university degrees? A BSc in `Waste Collection and Dispersal’ perhaps. Politicians love encouraging teenagers to go to university because it reduces the unemployment figures at absolutely no cost to the Treasury. But it is very difficult to find suitable employment for all those graduates.

4. What a sick joke it is that the people who believe in the climate change nonsense also support the destructive wars being conducted in Ukraine and Gaza (actually, of course, what is happening in Gaza is better defined as an ethnic cleansing operation than a war). The damage to the environment and the air is phenomenal and the cost of rebuilding all those destroyed buildings will run into trillions of dollars and keep building companies (probably American) busy for decades. If you want to know the bare facts about climate change please read `Greta’s Homework’ by Zina Cohen. Available on Amazon, it’s a book which climate change nutters adore – I hear that many gave their friends copies of it at Christmas.

5. The official inflation figures are falling everywhere. What most people don’t realise is that the inflation figures are based on the prices of a carefully selected group of items which people may buy. And the inflation figures can be controlled by picking the right items. Naturally, the people choosing the items for inflation figures tend not to include boring stuff like food, mortgage costs or fuel. They prefer to include the sort of things we all need every day – stuff like anchovy paste, private jet leasing and the cost of buying snowboards.

6. Britain has a byzantine planning system for major infrastructure as well as for anything else. Even the Government has to endure long waits for planning officials to reach a conclusion. For example, it now takes 4.2 years for the Government to get permission for a National Significant Infrastructure Project. That is nearly twice what it was just a few years ago. Still, the system keeps lawyers busy and rich. It is perhaps no coincidence that Britain spends less on infrastructure spending than any other G7 country. The country is literally falling apart.

7. Bats are responsible for many building delays in Britain. For reasons best known to some unknown bureaucrat, bats are more protected in Britain than anywhere else in the world. Building projects have to be halted or abandoned if bats are seen nearby. And yet there are gazillions of bats around. I love animals but protecting bats is as daft as protecting rats.

8. I was astonished recently to learn that if a Jew marries a goy (someone who isn’t Jewish) then the marriage won’t be officially recognised. (Incidentally, what other religion has a special word to describe individuals who are outside their religion?)

9. In 1712, England imposed a tax on printed wallpaper. Folk got round the tax by putting up plain paper and then painting patterns onto the paper. In 1784, a tax on hats was introduced. Hat makers got round this by calling their products `headgear’. It took the authorities 20 years to respond by taxing `headgear’.

10. I wonder what the response would be if God said to teenagers: `You can live another year and be incredibly famous or live another 50 years but no one will ever hear of you’.

11. The only real difference between grey squirrels and red squirrels is their colour. Red squirrels are deemed prettier. That’s it. This is one of the purest and most complete form of racism in the world today.

12. The cost of a drug to treat lead poisoning has jumped from $3,500 to $32,000. Same drug. Inflation.

13. Pregnant women are being urged to get themselves vaccinated to protect their unborn children from whopping cough. The authorities claim that the covid virus drove down immunity levels. (No mention of the fact that the covid jab destroyed immunity levels, of course). Where is the evidence that it is safe to give this jab to pregnant women? (That’s a rhetorical question, of course. Pro-vaxxers don’t need evidence. Bits of the NHS keep writing to tell me to have my `perfectly safe’ flu and covid jabs.)

14. The MCC Museum at Lords has a special exhibition about Jewish cricketers. I look forward to exhibitions about Christian and Muslim cricketers though to be honest it seems to me that organising an exhibition of cricketers rated according to religious background is irrelevant, racist and ultimately divisive. Who the hell cares whether a cricketer is a Methodist or a Jew, a heterosexual or a homosexual?

15. A woman doctor received a £3,200,000 pay-out after she says her boss humiliated her for raising concerns about how covid was being handled. She said that more ventilators were needed. On the other hand, when I raised concerns about how covid was being handled my career was destroyed, my reputation trashed and my income decimated. When do I get my £3,200,000 I wonder? She received £3,200,000 for her view and I was destroyed for my view. Who do you think was right? (My first book about the covid fraud is called `Coming Apocalypse’. It was published in April 2020 and received widespread condemnation because it contained too many accurate predictions. `Coming Apocalypse’ is available via the bookshop on )

16. If you have a mouse in your house remember this: There is never just one.

17. In the US a class action has been launched against Google by people who have used tax preparation websites. The complainants argue that the websites passed on addresses and financial information to Google when they used Google Analytics technology to collect information. Google/YouTube is now, in my view, the most corrupt and dangerous company on Earth.

18. Astonishingly, 95% of HMRC staff in the UK are working from home at least part of the time. It is, of course, a coincidence that service levels have reached new lows and that it takes approximately 7.5 years to get through to a human when ringing the HMRC phone-line.

19. Biofuels are still growing in popularity. I wonder how many of the sanctimonious, Guardian reading BBC watching morons who boast about using biofuels know that by using food crops as an alternative to oil they are condemning millions to starve to death. Still, I suspect that the Guardian readers probably care more about feeling good about themselves than they care about the starving millions.

20. Sharing the truth about the covid fraud and the dangers of the covid-19 jab has for us been an intensely painful business. One pharmacy refused to obtain Antoinette’s essential anti-cancer medicine and a roofer refused to repair our roof. A guy who came to mend our drains had read about me on the internet and couldn’t stop sneering. I’ve described some of the ways in which the truth has been suppressed (and truthtellers vilified and silenced) in my latest book `Truth Teller: The Price’. You can obtain a copy via the Bookshop on

21. There is an old Roman saying (credited, probably wrongly, to Julius Caesar) which goes `Homo qui pedit multum debet habere canem’. It translates as:`A man who farts a good deal should own a dog’.

22. The Advertising Standards Authority in the UK is in the news yet again and is often described in the mainstream media as having `banned’ an advertisement. This is nonsense. The ASA is a private body and has no more power to ban an ad than you have. Indeed, national newspapers will accept `banned’ ads if given enough money. Both The Guardian and The Observer newspapers happily accepted ads for my book `How to stop your doctor killing you’ after the ASA responded to complaints by claiming it had banned adverts for the book. In return for their accepting the ads I gave them a chunk of money. The ASA was, and is, quite powerless. It is, in my view, a dangerous organisation which, I believe, represents the interests of big advertisers and lobby groups more than those of consumers. (Even I was amazed, however, when the ASA once refused to look at scientific references I submitted in defence of an advertisement!)

Copyright Vernon Coleman January 2024