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Other Items That Caught Our Eye This Week - w/e 16 December

by The Participator – 20 Dec 2017

Austrian Parliament, Vienna

BAD NEWS SECTION


BREXIT NEWS


Looks like the “Henry VIII” clauses have been voted out. From the Express:

BREXIT BETRAYAL: May loses key EU vote as Tory MPs defy Prime Minister in Remainer plot

The EU dug its heels in and apparently demanded the bad deal be put into law before trade talks could begin. From the Express:

UK BOWS TO EU: Brexit phase 1 deal WILL be made law after Verhofstadt raged at Davis

Quote:

But in an extraordinary U-turn, Brexit Secretary David Davis confirmed he has spoken to Belgian MEP Mr Verhofstadt and the pair have agreed to work together to agree that they will convert the joint report into legal text.

Government thinking about dropping plans to write Brexit date into law. From the Daily Telegraph:

Government may drop plans to write Brexit date into law after defeat in the Commons


FORECASTS OF ISLAMIC FUTURE FOR EUROPE

From Gatestone Institute:

“Eurosion”: Muslim Majority in Thirty Years?

How Many Muslims in Europe? Pew’s Projections Fall Short

Of course such predictions assume Western European countries’ continuing enthusiasm for funding population expansion through unlimited welfare.


FOREIGN AID MADNESS CONTINUED

From the Express:

Foreign aid MADNESS: African leader given £1billion of aid by Britain buys £7m private jet


CHILDREN ENCOURAGED TO DOUBT THEIR GENDER BY NHS

From the Express:

Anger as NHS asks 10-year-olds if they are ‘comfortable in their gender’ in school survey


COMPLIANCE FAILURES? NO PROBLEM, LONDON IS OPEN

In September Sadiq Khan celebrated a bank from Pakistan that has been fined in the US for compliance failures:

Good to join tonight’s Habib Bank AG Zurich 50th year celebrations – and speak about how #LondonIsOpen for business, talent and skills.

From the Hindustan Times:

Pakistan’s Habib Bank to close New York office, pay $225 million fine for compliance failures


DEPORTATIONS COST AN AWFUL LOT, ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY GO WRONG

A Muslim is to:

sue MI5 and MI6 for hundreds of thousands of pounds in compensation over his detention and attempted deportation to Libya

From the Daily Telegraph:

Former leader of Islamist terror group wins right to sue Government


BOMB MAKING CAN BE LUCRATIVE IF YOU GET CAUGHT

From the Express:

UK hands Iraqi ‘caught making a bomb’ £33k as time in custody breached human rights


FAR LEFT EXTREMISM RARELY GETS A MENTION IN THE MSM

A story claiming that the far-left is colluding with Islamic terrorist organizations. From News With Views:

American Radicals Colluding With ISIS, Al-Qaeda To Destroy Trump, Claims Author

Also from the Daily Mail:

EXCLUSIVE: US left wing groups travelled to Germany for the G20 Summit last July to meet with Al qaeda and ISIS leaders and plot the destruction of President Trump, secret FBI investigation reveals

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5018141/ISIS-connection-anarchists-revealed-Ed-Klein-book.html#ixzz51pCfmLws
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Related from Balkan Analysis:

Left-wing Terrorist Attacks and Organized Violence in Greece, 2008-2012 By Ioannis Michaletos

In First Nine Months of 2016, Urban Violence and Crime Rise in Greece October 11, 2016


MUSLIM LABOUR CANDIDATE DENIES EXISTENCE OF ISIS

From the Birmingham Mail:

Birmingham Labour candidate apologises after saying ‘no proof’ that ISIS exists


CHINA BECOMING MORE AGGRESSIVE?

From the Express:

World War 3: Chinese airforce ENCIRCLES Taiwan after diplomat ‘threatens US with INVASION’


GOOD OR BAD NEWS SECTION

News that we aren’t sure is good or bad..


NET NEUTRALITY REPEALED IN THE US

Net neutrality rules repealed in the US this week. From the Hill:

Uncertainty high after repeal of net neutrality rules

It’s probably not going to be clear for some time what sort of impact this will have. Note the rules are still in place in the UK and Europe.


GOOD NEWS SECTION


COALITION FORMED IN AUSTRIA

So-called “far-right” Austrian FPO party enters govt. with Sebastian Kurz’s conservative People’s Party (OVP). From the Daily Telegraph:

Austria’s far-right to enter government after coalition deal


NEW DIRECTOR OF NEWS AND CURRENT AFFAIRS AT THE BBC

Good news for Fran Unsworth, new director for news and current affairs at the BBC (from the BBC):

Fran Unsworth’s hellish new job

She is the lucky recipient of a £340,000 salary package!! A pretty hellish bill for the licence fee payers though!! It’s a hellish job being in charge of BBC news and current affairs according to – BBC news and current affairs!!

Fran is apparently on the board of the EU’s Erasmus Mundus programme according to:

BBC DECLARATION OF PERSONAL INTERESTS

The program promotes European higher education:

Action 3: Promotion of European higher education

So, it’s a very useful educational program that educates about education! It’s good to know that the money we pay the EU doesn’t all go to waste!

Other career highlights include:

BBC News had also accepted that it had under played its coverage of the Ross Parker case and the first Kriss Donald trial, but had improved its coverage in time for the second trial in the Kriss Donald case.

Full report:

Editorial Standards Findings


SCHOOL CHILDREN INSPIRED BY ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

Illegal immigrants tell their inspiring stories of criminality to schoolchildren in Lancashire. From the Lancashire Telegraph:

Refugees from Syria and Sudan tell their ‘inspiring’ stories to school children


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