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Other Items That Caught Our Eye This Week - w/e 18 November

by The Participator – 19 Nov 2017

Apologies we are slightly late again with the weekly round-up this week, will try to get back on schedule next week (second attempt).


BREXIT RUMOURS APLENTY

A lot of Brexit rumours are going around. BoJo and Gove reported as having sent a “secret” letter to May calling for a tougher negotiating line. From the DT:

Boris Johnson and Michael Gove ‘wrote secret letter to Prime Minister giving Brexit instructions’

It called for transition arrangements for Britain’s exit from the European Union to end on June 30 2021.

There were also reports that 40 MPs signed a “letter of no confidence in Mrs May”. From the Standard:

40 MPs signed a letter of no confidence in Mrs May, as many feel she is hindering EU negotiations.

“We are profoundly worried that in some parts of Government the current preparations are not proceeding with anything like sufficient energy.”

….

eight short of the number needed to force a leadership challenge

The Standard article also speculates that a deal with the EU will not have been reached by December as had previously been expected.

Probably not a rumour though, from the Times:

EU citizens who become British will keep family immigration rights

Quote:

EU migrants who become British citizens can bring in spouses and partners from non-EU countries, the European Court of Justice ruled yesterday in a defeat for the government.

Also probably not a rumour, there seem to be an increasing number of voters who are despairing of the Brexit process, as we are. A poll by Lord Ashcroft:

Brexit poll: Voters think EU aims to punish Britain


PESCO

This is the Permanent Structured Cooperation on security and defence (PESCO) project for the European Union. There are some hints that current talks (due to end at the end of this month as we understand it) may ensnare the UK in this project to move towards a unified military for the EU:

Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) – Factsheet

Read more from the EU’s “High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy”, Federica Mogherini:

Remarks by High Representative Federica Mogherini at the signing ceremony of the notification by interested Member States on the Permanent Structured Cooperation [PESCO] on defence

View on this from elsewhere:

PESCO and a Brief Look at the Machinations of the EU Neo-Fascist State

Update on PESCO et al. - What it Really Means


GENDER INSANITY IN THE UK

This article from the BBC shows a graph revealing a huge increase in the number of 3 to 18 year olds referred to the “NHS Gender Identity Development Service”

Oxford teacher faces action over ‘misgendering’ pupil

Why is a teacher “facing action” for calling a girl a girl? That’s a rhetorical question of course we know its because our society is going insane. Brendan O’Neill writes on the subject at the Spectator, he says the establishment has capitulated to the politics of transgenderism:

Questioning gender fluidity is the new blasphemy

He quotes an article in the Independent about mad Theresa May’s alarming plans to make it easy to change gender:

Theresa May says ‘being trans is not an illness’ and pledges to reform Gender Recognition Act

We think Theresa May’s determination to appear to be ticking all the boxes of the Social Justice Warrior movement’s obsessions may possibly be some part of an explanation of why Brexit is happening so very very slowly.


THE SO-CALLED “FAR RIGHT” AND ANTI-SEMITISM

We always thought you had to be anti-semitic to be called “far right”, not that the label makes any sense anyway as we’ve discussed many times before. However the “far-right” slur has been repeatedly thrown recently at a number of people who appear to have no anti-semitic tendencies at all.

Here is a great response from fahrenheit211 to a recent ITV documentary which slandered Anne Marie Waters by attempting to confuse its viewers into thinking that the National Front and her new party named For Britain are practically equivalent:

On the ITV/Hope Not Hate hatchet job on Anne Marie Waters and others. A forensic examination of the programme

Of course the BBC is also playing the exact same devious game. On a Radio 4 program (presented by a frankly rather hysterical Adrian Goldberg) they also attempted to confuse their listeners into thinking that a wide variety of groups are all anti-semitic (ForBritain was not mentioned in this program):

What’s New about the New Far Right?

All these groups really do have in common is that they are opposed to the mass immigration that has been rapidly transforming Europe beyond recognition in a very short space of time. Those who advocate violence are small in number and are rejected by other groups such as Generation Identity (GI) who were mentioned at length in the program. Featured in the program was a short interview with the Defend Europe mission leader Martin Sellner (also of GI), who has clearly and unequivocally renounced violence and at least to our knowledge has never expressed any hostility to Jewish people. fahrenheit211 gives a detailed and far more balanced picture of the Generation Identity group in the link above, since they were also featured in the ITV “exposure” program.

To give some idea of the despicable nature of the program, consider this quote from the introductory blurb on the website:

He meets the former soldier who intervened after a far right extremist tried to behead a Sikh man and challenges the Austrian leader of a group called Generation Identity which launched in the UK only last month.

Notice how the non-violent Generation Identity movement and a very violent physical attack in the UK are both mentioned in the same sentence, as if there is something linking the two. There is also reference to an attack in Prestwich in Manchester on a Kosher restaurant. We think this attack is the one mentioned in the following article, but there is no reference to any "far-right" group in this article. The CST also give a statement saying they don't even have any reason to suspect an anti-semitic attack, never mind who the perpetrators were. It must be remembered that the so-called "far-right" are not the only group in our society who have anti-semitic tendencies.

Live: Police investigating after JS kosher restaurant in Prestwich 'attacked by arsonists'

By comparison if we care to look we can find anti-semitism easily enough, not in the so-called “right” at all, but in the Labour party. A candidate resigned (she was not sacked) after a fury of protest at some of the views she had voiced in the past, which apparently included statements such as:

“It’s such a shame that the history teachers in our school never taught us this but they are the first to start brainwashing us and our children into thinking the bad guy was Hitler.”

Here is an article in full on the subject from Bradford:

Shortlisted Little Horton candidate and former Respect activist Nasreen Khan says remarks she made five years ago were ‘unacceptable’

We await the program from the BBC named “What’s New About The New Far Left?“, but we won’t be holding our breath.


DAVID ‘LOADSAMONEY’ CAMERON

Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron was back in the news again this week. Predictably Mr. Cameron is now very popular on the lecture circuit (this is standard procedure for former leaders nowadays). This week the Express revealed that he is raking in £2,000 a MINUTE (loadsamoney) in speeches where he explains to budding young politicians all over the world how to delude a gullible electorate (actually we don’t know what he says):

David Cameron raking in £2,000 a MINUTE to make speeches around the world

Like that other prominent UK politician we mentioned recently (David Miliband), Mr Cameron is also now “working” for charitable organizations.

A news article concerning Mr. Cameron’s charity work from the Mirror:

“Insulted” families of dementia patients slam Alzheimer’s charity for appointing David Cameron president

“What do you mean I don’t know anything about dementia?” asked Mr Cameron when asked about this, “I’ve forgotten more than you’ll ever know about what goes on at Westminster” said Dave “the spiv” Cameron. OK we made that up, he didn’t say that. We do wonder if the charity circuit has become a sleazy gravy train for former politicians though.

According to the Daily Mail he has a plan to set up a foundation to rival the charitable Clinton Foundation (so he can’t be all bad can he - cue responses in the comments below):

Will it be the book deal, lucrative trips to the speaking circuit or a big new job first for David Cameron? Ex-PM is set to earn millions in his life after politics

Quote from his resignation speech 12 Sept last year:

Mr Cameron heavily hinted at setting up his own charity foundation in his resignation remarks today
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3785741/What-David-Cameron-Former-PM-says-s-no-firm-decisions-lucrative-speaking-circuit-memoirs-launching-life-chances-foundation-beckon.html#ixzz4yuHCIivx
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MERKEL IN TROUBLE

Not enough trouble for our liking but she looks increasingly damaged:

Crunch time for Merkel to build coalition or face new polls


PARLIAMENT TO DEBATE TV LICENCE ON MONDAY 20TH NOV

Debate on the TV Licence fee


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