Diary from the Inside 1 June – 15 July 2020 Part 155 by Giovanni Di Stefano

Monday 1 June 2020

08.51 pm – So, I have to ask myself the question: – I am falsely held in custody by the State and it does actually get to me – so who can I call at nearly 9 pm to get things off my chest? You got the answer right, first time – after seven effing years plus three months – I don’t know, probably no one notwithstanding, I must have forty numbers cleared on my pin phone! What a fucking sad state of affairs.

Tuesday 2 June 2020

07.36 pm – What is depression – I will tell you – I define it as an inability to see or construct a future. If you can’t see a future what is the point of it all?? As a result, people get depressed. So, what is the answer? The government prescribe pills by the dozen. I prescribe building and creating a future for those depressed and that cures all.

Wednesday 3 June 2020

08.51 pm – I learned an interesting fact today: – E = mc2 is the theory of relativity by Einstein where E = Enemy, M = Man, and C = Speed of light. Not bad because out of all that you would think that the great Einstein spent years on it!!! Wrong! He dreamed the equation! Incredible!

Thursday 5 June 2020

09.52 pm – Still, no news but maybe tomorrow something? This whole saga is really getting absurd.

Friday 6 June 2020

08.53 pm – Nothing of any significance has happened this week and the Court of Appeal is not sitting on Monday. A Hight Court Judge earns about £200,000 per year and working only a couple of days a week, must be just great not to worry about thousands of appellants, defendants awaiting hearings!!!!

Saturday 7 June 2020

09.49 pm – Another completely pointless day.

10.05 pm – I remember tonight – fuck knows why – how in I think in 1973 or it might have been 1974 probably it was that – I was in Los Angeles and went to St Laboe’s Club on one Sunset Strip C, it used to be called Ciro’s, and I met Liza Minelli and Jack Haley Jr and we had a chat and you know what Liza told me to remember :

A heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others.”

It was a deep saying so I asked her how she came to that conclusion and she said: “Darling it came from my mother and the Wizard of Oz.” Need I say more?

06.17 pm – I don’t know if you are aware but one of the best films that aroused the anti-capital punishment brigade in this country is a film called ‘The 8 O’clock Walk’ made in 1954 starring Richard Attenborough. Try and watch it if you can.

Monday 8 June 2020

07.21 pm – Things are getting worse here and there is considerable psychological strains put on people. I, for now, am just letting it ride over me but for how long, well, I just don’t know.

Tuesday 9 June 2020

08.08 pm – Boring! Still, eff all to report.

Wednesday 10 June 2020

07.19 pm –

I am a WALL!!!!

Thursday 11 June 2020

06.00 pm – Diphtheria, bronchitis, whooping cough, measles, pneumonia, tuberculous, influenza, epilepsy are all illnesses of the poor. Yes, some wealthy families fall subject to them but mostly the poor. Do you know what has been added to that list? Coronavirus Covid-19. That means you don’t need an antidote. All the government needs to do is to make poor people a little richer. Instead, they make them poorer and the consequences we know.

Friday 12 June 2020

08.54 pm – Things seems to be changing but whether for the better or worse (can it get worse?) is yet to be seen.

Saturday 13 June 2020

08.55 pm – People seem to be in a much better frame of mind probably because the weather is really nice. The sunshine seems to bring the best in people.

Sunday 14 June 2020

07.48 pm – Today I pulled my finger out and did some work. Let’s see what it all brings. In the meantime – I’m still here and don’t know really why.

Monday 15 June 2020

08.09 pm – I have just found the judgement in (on the application) of Van Hoogstraten) – v – Governor of HMP Belmarsh regarding me:

‘The claimants’ evidence shows,

And the defendant’s evidence


At that hearing, the Prison service accepted that I had no criminal convictions. With that Judgement from the High Court by Mr Justice Jackson, I tried to admit it into evidence at my trail the police forged the PNC’s which now have been shown to be false!!! That is why I’m still here.

Tuesday 16 June 2020

08.54 pm – No news at all from the court. What a fucking shambles. The justice system in this country has failed its citizens – shameful.

Wednesday17 June 2020

08.01 pm – Still fuck all. This is really getting silly. I can’t quite understand what the hell is going on? I know one thing that I found out today: – Mr Justice Peter Smith a High Court Judge has been hounded out of office because he wanted to give evidence at my Trial. I mean an effing High Court Judge who sits ex-officio the Sovereign!!! Am I that important? What the fuck do I know that the government are so afraid of? Even I don’t know!!!

Tuesday 18 June 2020

09.12 pm – Still nothing. All the Court of Appeal seem to be worried about are appeals on sexual offences! What the fuck is wrong with the world?

Friday 19 June 2020

09.20 pm – Do you know the story of Giovanni Belzoni the Egyptologist explorer? An Italian strongman at the turn of the 16th century who believed in what the British Consul Mr Salt told him only to discover that the British are nothing but Liars.

Saturday 20 June 2020

When the wolf is silent, he is on the hunt.

Sunday 21 June 2020

The hunt continues and there is no hiding place for those who violate the oath of office.

Monday 24 June 2020

10.09 pm – Finally something makes some sense and now I know why all this vitriol towards me.

Tuesday 23 June 2020

10.40 pm – Today, has been another of the worst days of the last seven years plus. I have moved from the COVID shield unit to another because ‘I am helping too many people. Well, I nearly went the wrong way today but I have my strength back – just. I won’t take this lying down.

Wednesday 24 June 2020

07.22 pm – Nothing much has changed yet. No one has yet been removed or deported. I don’t know what is going on but I am still unlawfully held. I have a number of options but uncertain which are the best but I will make a decision soon. In the meantime, I have been moved from a ‘shield’ unit to a ‘COVID recovery’ unit. Someone wants me to get ill.

Thursday 25 June 2020

10.15 pm – How do I feel? Well, a lot of people have come to see how I am which relights my faith in humanity. Why I have been treated this way heaven knows but you know what? Fuck it – tomorrow is another day.

Friday 26 June 2020

10.15 pm – Very soon I will be 65 and almost at the retiring age. Past it? Well, look at it this way William Marshall was brought out of retirement at the age of 69 in 1215, to sign the Magna Carta and deal with King John. So, there is still room for me eh?

Saturday 27 June 2020

07.42 pm – Generally not a bad day. I now have a plan thanks to my daughter Anna.

Sunday 28 June 2020

08.06 pm – Do you know what my life has been in the past 65 years? Fucking drama. Do you know what drama is? Let me tell you: – it’s life with the boring bits taken out. Even the last week has been nothing but crap injustice from grades that I would never have thought possible. There are people who masquerade as good persons but who in reality turn out to be shit! They will be exposed.

Monday 29 June 2020

08.12 pm – I received today a lovely card from the family of Terry Smith. How very nice. It made my day.

Tuesday 30 June 2020

08.02 pm – You know the one thing that really pisses me off big time? The fucking arrogance of office. The Court of Appeal has made an order on me that is totally illegal and contrary to the law yet they seem to think they can get away with it because of their power – well they are not going to and I’m going to fight to the last on this. Tomorrow is my 65th birthday and I’m 19 years younger than my mother who is still as active as a March Hare. Oh well, let’s see how I fare at the age of 84 – if I reach it that is.

Wednesday 1 July 2020

08.19 am – Already the boys here have come to wish me a happy birthday. How nice to think that people here actually care when others outside have – well shall we say – taken a nonchalant manner. I called my mother who reminded me that I was born at 1.00 pm. Oh well, memories!!!

10.55 pm – Well, what is the summation of today? Fuck all, just another day. You see there is much talk about black lives matter and I agree. The reality is that in English prison there is another maxim:

All lives matter

Except in HMP

Where no lives matter.

Thursday 2 July 2020

1.50 pm – There is no timetable that can-do justice for what has happened.

05.26 pm – Incredible – Ghislaine Maxwell arrested for sexual charges with minors! Incredible because I have never seen Ghislaine as some kind of Mata hon with underage not even with those over age. I am totally shocked! What I think is that the FBI were not able to proceed against Epstein because he committed suicide or was murdered, so, they now go after the next person – anyone who can justify the amount of money they have spent on Epstein before he was an operative of the CIA.

Friday 3 July 2020

08.13 pm – Not only is there a God but there is a God and today he has roared and the noise has fallen on those in power in the Court of Appeal.

Saturday 4 July 2020

05.52 pm – You know what I remembered about the accusation of Saddam Hussein using chemical weapons? In 1943 the SS John Harvey took thousands of pounds of bombs containing mustard gas destined for? Bari and why have the Americans not been prosecuted for the use of chemical weapons? You need proof! Well, I remember some years back seeing the manifest of the SS John Harvey containing the bombs marked as HS!!! The SS John Harvey from Africa to Sicily then to Bari. On 2 December 1943 the Germans, fly over Bari and notice some 40 ships including the SS John Harvey. The Germans sent over 80 bombers to Bari to bomb the ships. The SS John Harvey was offloading its deadly cargo including the chemical bombs. No protection was offered to sailors or civilians. The result? Murder! Not only by the Germans who did not know about the illegal chemical bombs but by the Americans who should not have carried them. How many dead? All absurd. Worse the US never even admonished let alone punished. Why???????

Sunday 5 July 2020

07.29 pm – Things are now really moving in the right direction – finally.

Monday 6 July 2020

08.31 pm – I have an idea which may sound crazy but desperate times call for desperate actions.

Tuesday 7 July 2020

08.50 pm – I am just running out of patience and the willpower to proceed. Fighting the State is not easy because they wear you down and it’s tiring.

Wednesday 8 July 2020

09.11 pm – Days, weeks, months, years, have passed and fuck all is happening. What the hell is wrong with this country.

Friday 10 July 2020

08.58 pm – Things really are – or do seem – to be moving in the right direction but then again, I have been down this road before. Today I heard yet another so-called illness – wait for it – Attention deficit disorder! Yes, what a load of pure unadulterated nonsense. What will they invent next?

Saturday 11 July 2020

08.25 pm – Something really needs to happen next week because the whole situation is absurd.

Sunday 12 July 2020

08.40 pm – Whatever media work I do when I’m out there is only one condition attached to it – it better be fun or I will do fuck all. Enough said!

Monday 13 July 2020

08.48 pm – Nothing probative to report today but I really believe things may well go according to plan.

Tuesday 14 July 2020

08.17 pm – Ghislaine Maxwell is denied bail in New York meaning she has to remain in jail over one year prior to trial. An absolute effing liberty. There is no reason at all why she should not be granted bail and what is happening in New York is totally absurd and a travesty of justice. Totally incredible. For me – well let’s see how I get on this week.

Wednesday 15 July 2020

06.25 pm – Both David Martin Sperry and Philip Sapsford QC have done me proud with their application to the Lord Chief Justice for my release. It follows that nothing follows but regardless I believe in justice prevailing – eventually which I hope is sooner rather than later.













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