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Other Items That Caught Our Eye This Week - w/e 2 December

by The Participator – 4 Dec 2017

Following a surge of complaints about the gloomy nature of our weekly news roundups, we have decided to add a separate “Good News” section at the end.


BAD NEWS SECTION


PRESIDENT TRUMP CANCELS UK VISIT

Only those who currently reside on the moon will not have heard of the affair of the retweets by Donald Trump of 3 tweets by Jayda Fransen of the “Britain First” group. Unfortunately Theresa May’s reaction to the 3 retweets has caused President Trump to cancel his state visit to the UK. It might have been better if our “Conservative” Prime Minister had stood up to the baying for Trump’s blood that took place in the House of Commons on Thursday (well 2 MPs did call for the POTUS to be arrested if he ever set foot in the UK). From the Guardian:

UK ambassador conveys concerns over Trump retweet to White House

Considering that we will be more reliant on trade with the US following Brexit, it wasn’t a sensible move by the Prime Minister to upset the POTUS, especially over such a very trivial matter. From the Daily Telegraph:

Donald Trump’s ‘working visit’ to UK dropped as tensions with Theresa May grow over president’s far-Right retweets

Here is our post on the subject of the 3 retweets and the subsequent debate in parliament in case you missed it:

“Britain First” – Inferior Before The Law


EUROPEAN “COURT OF JUSTICE” (ECJ)

A reminder of the role of the European Court of Justice, which the Lisbon Treaty further empowered and politicized. A quote from the Daily Telegraph:

The ECJ is not merely an arbiter of justice. Its stated role is to advance the cause of European integration. And it has continuously expanded its remit. It now routinely interferes in one of the most fundamental duties of an elected government, protecting the security of its citizens.

See the full article here:

The EU’s court is picking apart our laws

From Gatestone Institute:

European Court Orders EU Countries to Take Migrants

Quote:

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that the European Commission, the powerful executive arm of the European Union, has the legal right to order EU member states to take in so-called asylum seekers, and, conversely, that EU member states have no legal right to resist those orders.

However back in July the ECJ also upheld this ruling:

EU court rejects ‘open-door’ policy and upholds right of member states to deport refugees

You can deport asylum seekers back to the first country they entered only to have them forced back on you if that country grants asylum? This seems as if it would encourage the first country of entry to grant asylum to those people – they would have a vested interest in doing so, because it would surely be much easier to force a European country to take them than it would to deport them back to their country of origin.

In October the Prime Minister announced we would still be subject to the ECJ’s rulings for a transition period after Brexit according to the Daily Telegraph:

Theresa May reveals UK will be bound by ECJ rulings after Brexit -prompting Eurosceptic backlash


SOCIAL MEDIA CENSORSHIP

More news about the growing calls for censorship on social media, although this time it is the left-wing Momentum group that is mentioned for their attempts to intimidate political foes:

Clampdown on Facebook hate


LEBANON IN GELSENKIRCHEN

If you wanted to know what living in Lebanon was like, you used to have to go there, but not any more. Now you only have to go to Gelsenkirchen to find out what it’s like to live in Lebanon. From Gatestone Institute:

Germany: Surge in Migrant Attacks on Police

Quote:

“The police cannot win a war with the Lebanese because we outnumber them…. This applies to all of Gelsenkirchen, if we so choose.” – Lebanese clan in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.

Observers surmised that the real reason for the judge’s leniency was that he feared his family might be subjected to retribution from the clan.

Gelsenkirchen is a city of around 260,000 inhabitants (figure from 2015). The incidents the article mentions include one where a policeman was confronted by 50 members of an Arab clan and strangled “to the point of unconsciousness”. The article also describes a surge in Germany generally in attacks against police since 2015 (the year Merkel cleverly invited over a million mostly young men from the Middle East and Africa). No wonder Merkel is anxious to get some of her invited guests to relocate to other parts of the EU!!! Ooops!


GUNFIGHT AT THE CALAIS CORRAL

The Daily Mail continued to cover crimes committed by migrants that the BBC will not. We say the BBC is “lying by omission” when they fail to cover such incidents. The article:

Chaos in Calais: Two Afghan gangs open fire on each other and a car full of UK bound migrants ram a police roadblock sparking a shoot out

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5118483/Two-Afghan-gangs-open-fire-Calais.html#ixzz4zXlEqtB2

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ANOTHER REASON FOR LEAVING THE EU – EUDUCATION

Did we need any more? From the Express:

EU’s plan to ‘brainwash curriculum’ that pushes the dogma of Europe

We say eww to EUducation


UK GOVT TAKING SIDES IN BURMA ROHINGYA CRISIS

From the Daily Telegraph:

Penny Mordaunt announces extra £12m in aid for Rohingya crisis as Pope prepares for visit

Gatestone Institute gives an alternative view of the crisis that our politicians may not have considered:

Islamists Responsible for Rohingya Refugee Crisis

Rohingya Refugee Crisis: The Role of Islamist Terrorists


POLYGAMY IS ILLEGAL IN THE UK BUT….

Polygamy is illegal in the UK but yet a govt. doc. lists polygamous marriage in a special section about welfare benefits:

Proposed benefit and pension rates 2018/2019

Apparently polygamous marriages are recognized by the welfare system.


MUSLIM POPULATION PREDICTED TO INCREASE IN THE UK

The Daily Telegraph informs us that the UK Muslim population could triple to 13 million following a record influx:

Muslim population of the UK could triple to 13m following ‘record’ influx


GOOD NEWS SECTION


HAND GRENADE AMNESTY PROPOSED IN SWEDEN

Good news for the owners of illegal hand grenades in Sweden. You will soon be able to hand in your hand grenades at your local police station and not face prosecution. Please make sure the pins are still in when you hand them over the counter.

From SVT:

Hand Grenade Amnesty Proposal

Quote (translated by Google):

“This is related to criminal gangs which generally have increased access to weapons they use against each other and against the judiciary. We must get rid of this from our streets, “said Minister of Justice Morgan Johansson (S) to the newspaper.


VICTORY FOR TRANSGENDER RIGHTS!

From the Express:

Girl Guides to let BOYS SHOWER WITH GIRLS if they claim to be gender fluid

The Daily Telegraph also reported this story although it may sound a little bit like fake news to some:

Guides allows boys who identify as female to shower with girls


ANOTHER FGM ARREST

From the Telegraph and Argus:

UPDATE: Bradford dad arrested in female genital mutilation trip suspicion


AIRBORNE FLIGHT BOARDING FACILITY

Good news for air travellers. If you miss your flight you can now catch up mid-air with the new airborne flight boarding facility. From the Independent (video footage included, worth a watch):

Wingsuit jumpers fly from top of mountain into flying plane in extraordinary stunt


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