Ian Robert Millard, born in the Royal County of Berkshire, was brought up both on the border of South Oxfordshire and in Sydney, Australia.
Having dropped out of school at 16, he worked at a number of different jobs, including casual labouring, factory and warehouse work, unpaid volunteer work on an organic farm, motorcycle courier, security guard and various other activities. He did this in order to survive while having the relative freedom to study alone and to formulate a personal world-view and ideology. It was important to him not to compromize his integrity by doing work (probably better-paid) that would in any way contaminate his mentality with tawdry moneygrasping. During this time, he started study of the Russian language.
Ian Millard also spent time in other countries, notably Rhodesia in 1977, then at or near the height of the so-called Bush War. Another, which he visited several times during the late 1980s, was Poland, where he saw firsthand, in 1988-1989, the collapse of the currency, the slide of the socialist government amid loss of public confidence and then the transition to, first, social democracy, secondly to a finance-capitalistic “Western”-style society.
Ian Millard also had the opportunity of visiting the Goetheanum at Dornach, near Basel in Switzerland, the centre for the worldwide Anthroposophical Society set up by the genius Rudolf Steiner.
Later, in his thirties and having read Law in London, he was Called to the Bar (by Lincoln’s Inn). He also lived intermittently (for 3 years) in New Jersey and New York City, U.S.A. (and passed the New York Bar Exam to become an Attorney and Counsellor-at-Law at the Bar of the State of New York).
In the early to mid-1990s, Ian Millard worked as a practising barrister in London. His pupillage having been an odd mixture of Criminal trials and Public Law (Judicial Reviews), he carried on in the same vein, advising and appearing in matters involving judicial reviews (the majority being immigration or housing-related) and a range of other civil cases as well as, at first, some criminal cases in the magistrates’ courts and at Crown Court level.
Ian Millard was able to visit Moscow in 1993, seeing the near chaos brought about by the final collapse of Sovietism. He also saw the gangsterism rampant then in Moscow and (co-incidentally) stayed in the same hotel as the upper ranks of the Chechen Mafia, as yet not in open conflict with the corrupt Russian Government. That hotel was the so-called Stalin skyscraper called the Ukraina, which was used by Sean Connery’s character in the film of the John le Carré book, The Russia House.
In 1996, Ian Millard accepted a six-month contract from a leading City of London law firm to go to live as its sole foreign lawyer in Almaty, Kazakhstan, involved with work in the field of oil and gas as well as that of electricity production and distribution. He stayed on in Almaty after that, working with one of the most prestigious American law firms and dealt mainly with privatization and corporate restructuring in the fields of oil and gas, electricity production and distribution, and natural resources, including mines and hydropower installations.
In the 1998-2001 period, Ian Millard travelled, visiting and/or living in, inter alia, the USA, Egypt, the Caribbean and Turkey as well as driving through Central and Eastern Europe before Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary joined the European Union.
In 2001-2002, Ian Millard worked with an American law firm based in Charleston, South Carolina and was involved with offshore work from Russia, Liechtenstein and the Caribbean. At one point, he was leaseholder of chambers in Gray’s Inn Square, London.
In 2002, Ian Millard relocated to the South West of England and worked as a ordinary practising barrister there and in other parts of the UK, doing a range of civil law, common law and commercial law.
From 2005-2009, Ian Millard lived in North Finistere (Brittany, Atlantic France) commuting to the UK from there until 2008, when he gave up practice at the Bar. He visited Moscow again in 2007 and was able to see the huge societal changes that had occurred in the intervening 14 years.
In 2014, a Jewish Zionist organization made complaint about a small number (reduced on examination by the Bar Standards Board at first to 7 and then to 5) out of over 150,000 tweets (!) tweeted by Ian Millard since 2010, as a result of which he was disbarred in England in October 2016.
Ian Millard is now determined to put forward ideas and views for a positive future society in the UK, mainland Europe and beyond.
Ian Millard’s world view comes out of both wide reading and his experience of living and working all over the world, and is composed of a synthesis of political ideologies, religions, philosophies and studies, prominent among which are the ideas and ideals contained in Anthroposophy, National Socialism, pan-Europeanism and non-denominational Christianity, particularly Christic and Grail occultism.
Society in the advanced countries (and, therefore, the rest of the world) has come to a dead end, except in strictly technical fields.
A new society must arise, based at least fundamentally on the Threefold Social Order concept of Rudolf Steiner and on a mainly European population in the European or Eurasian lands.*
*”Eurasia” in this context refers mainly to Europe, Russia (including Siberia), Ukraine, Kazakhstan and other Russophone areas.