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Other Items That Caught Our Eye This Week - w/e 20 January

by The Participator – 22 Jan 2018


BAD NEWS SECTION


MAY PAYS MACRON FOR HIS FAILURE TO PROTECT FRANCE’S BORDERS

An Anglo-French summit was held this week. From the Express:

Send the bill to Merkel! Tory fury as UK gives £45m to Macron for Calais border security

Quote:

He is also expected to ask Mrs May to take more migrants from Calais, especially unaccompanied children.

In spite of the many problems with the asylum process, which are causing a lot of disquiet among the UK population, the plan apparently agreed is to SPEED UP the process:

UK and France to tighten border controls by fast-tracking asylum claims at Calais

Quote:

Pointing to his country’s agreement to lend Britain the 950-year-old Bayeux Tapestry in 2022, he said he hoped the gesture would be the start of a new era of cultural and scientific links between the two countries, “so we are somehow making a new tapestry together”.

We think many people in the UK are unhappy about May’s apparent capitulation to the French president’s demands. Instead of protecting his own borders, he appears to be only too happy to let large numbers of immigrants into France and then use them as a bargaining chip in negotiations with the UK government.

We remembered an article from 2008 that claimed that a plot was afoot to bring 50 million Africans to Europe (from the Express):

Secret plot to let 50million African workers into EU

Quote:

vast numbers of migrants could be needed to meet the shortfall in two years if Europe is to have a hope of funding the pension and health needs of its growing elderly population

Revealing once again that border security is not a serious item in the Tories’ agenda, Boris Johnson called for a bridge across the Channel, from the Daily Telegraph:

Boris Johnson calls for bridge across the Channel, saying it’s ‘ridiculous’ the countries are ‘linked by a single railway’

The fact that the UK border agency is apparently having enough trouble trying to stop illegal immigration already is clearly not a concern that is on the foreign secretary’s mind. Do we actually live in a democracy, many people are wondering? Wasn’t a key election pledge of the Tories that they would get immigration under control?


HOME OFFICE ASSISTING ILLEGAL ENTRY

We wonder if the Home Office is really trying to protect our borders at all following these revelations from the Daily Mail:

Home Office worker ‘was lynchpin of plot to let illegal migrants stay’: Employee is accused of falsifying records that could have seen hundreds benefit

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5268853/Home-Office-worker-accused-faking-immigration-papers.html#ixzz54pUK8zxb
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We were reminded of an article in the Spectator from last year that questioned Theresa May’s “Race Audit”:

Theresa May’s race audit relies on misleading statistics

Is the drive for “equality” in the work place undermining our ability to control our borders, we wonder?


DIVERSITY IS STRENGTH, WAR IS PEACE etc.

Stories from around Europe continue to pour in that suggest that perhaps the big drive for more diversity might not be going too well. From Breitbart:

Paris Metro Drivers Refuse to Stop at Certain Stations Citing Passenger Safety

There appears to be something of an exodus of millionaires leaving Germany in their thousands according to Gatestone Institute:

The Islamization of Germany in 2017: Part I January – June 2017

From Vlad Tepes, a story about a knife attack the like of which are becoming all too commonplace:

Germany: Syrian “Youths” Attack Couple, When Wife Refuses To “Show Respect”

UK police commander forced to backtrack on his explanation for the lack of FGM prosecutions, from Breitbart:

Police Commander on Lack of Female Genital Mutilation Convictions: ‘There Are Many Nuances to This Crime’

We read that as meaning that the police just don’t really want to prosecute these cases.

A study of the views of the new arrivals, reported by Voice of Europe:

Austria: Many Muslim asylum seekers hold “medieval views”

Another murder case involving a “child refugee” who looks quite old to us, from GofV:

German State TV Tells Its Audience What to Think And Feel About the Murder of Mia in Kandel


VETERANS GO TO THE BACK OF THE QUEUE

The Daily Mail highlights the contrast in fortunes between one of the SAS heroes who stormed the Iranian Embassy and one of the terrorists who has since been released and who appears to have been treated vastly better by our “welfare” system:

Shameful treatment of the Iranian Embassy heroes: Terrorist is paid British benefits and gets a council house – while SAS soldiers are forced to sell their medals and live in a B&B

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5285461/Iranian-Embassy-terrorist-continues-enjoy-benefits.html#ixzz54v1H3HUw
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TORIES AT LOGGERHEADS

We think that this (from the Daily Telegraph):

Theresa May accepts George Osborne apology over reports he wants her ‘chopped up in bags in freezer’

… may have led to this (from the Express):

Theresa May’s EPIC SNUB of Remainer George Osborne that breaks 50 year tradition


THE HENRY BOLTON AFFAIR

We tried not to pay too much attention to the Henry Bolton affair, a man’s private life is surely his own business, but the news kept coming and the pressure on UKIP became intense. From the Express:

Ukip leader reveals he has DITCHED glamour model girlfriend Jo Marney – ‘she’s distraught’

From the Daily Mail:

EXCLUSIVE: ‘He’s a Walter Mitty who’s killed the party’ – Henry Bolton’s key aide quits Ukip as she blasts leader for affair with blonde glamour model

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5289463/Hes-killed-party-Henry-Boltons-aide-quits-Ukip.html#ixzz54pSDnK8M
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BREXIT BAD NEWS – PULSE FISHING

A campaign is highlighting the practice of electric shocks being applied on the sea bed by (mostly Dutch trawlers?), from Fishing for Leave:

Save Our Soles - FFL Back An End To Pulse Fishing


GOOD NEWS SECTION


CATHY NEWMAN VS JORDAN PETERSON

Cathy Newman interviewed Jordan Peterson on UK TV’s Channel 4, causing much uproar and commentary around the internet. Here is the full interview available on Youtube (30 minutes long):

Jordan Peterson debate on the gender pay gap, campus protests and postmodernism

Here is a fun edit that someone did of a short clip from the interview with added audience laughter:

Audience laughs and jeers as Cathy Newman melts down before Jordan Peterson

The fallout has become a little fractious.


BREXIT GOOD NEWS

The latest stage is reached in the Brexit process:

‘This is an historic occasion’ Brexit joy as EU Withdrawal Bill PASSED by Commons


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