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Other Items That Caught Our Eye This Week - w/e 27 January

by The Participator – 28 Jan 2018



Are moves afoot to indefinitely postpone Brexit? From the Express:

Brexit BETRAYAL: UK working to EXTEND transition to THREE YEARS

“Transition” period or “implementation” period?

‘Shackling ourselves to the past!’ Jacob Rees-Mogg demands UK REFUSES new EU laws

The point being that in “transition” we are not genuinely out of the EU until that period is over, whereas in “implementation” we are out from the day we (officially) leave. This language shift plus the notion that the “transition period” may now be three years means we stay in the EU until 2022. Just a little more “stretch” and we hit election year. Do we then have parties standing on “remain” platforms to keep us in?

We came across this report on bias at the BBC, from Civitas: The Institute for the Study of Civil Society:

The Brussels Broadcasting Corporation?


How pro-Brexit views have been marginalised in the BBC’s news coverage


Fahrenheit211 reports that the UK government’s definition of “free speech” excludes “hate speech” according to the response to a petition:

HM Government says: ‘No freedom of speech for you’

This was a response to the petition entitled:

Create a Freedom of Speech Act and Bring an End to “Hate Speech” laws

The petition is still open (until April), if you would like to sign it click on the above link.

We also came across a revealing article from the Daily Caller about Google censorship:

Google Has An Actual Secret Speech Police

The article claims that over 100 NGOs are involved in “helping” Youtube police “extremist content”. The article mentions the fact that one of Jordan Peterson’s speeches was banned in 28 countries including the UK. You can see the speech here (it was reinstated after complaints were made (it’s only around 2 minutes long):

How I Feel About Being Called a White Supremacist | H3H3 & Jordan B Peterson


On the “Resisting Hate” group, From Jihad Watch:

Resisting Hate?, or Reviving It?

Fahrenheit211 also has written on this group:

Guest Post. The Liars, the Witch and a whole wardrobe full of trolls

Of course these groups continue to fail to notice incitements to murder from the shadow chancellor, from Sky News:

Esther McVey ‘dismayed’ at ‘personal attacks’ by Labour’s John McDonnell


Tory Cabinet minister Esther McVey has spoken of her “dismay” at a call for her to be “lynched” and John McDonnell’s refusal to apologise for repeating it.

.. or alleged calls for the genocide of Jewish people (from Campaign4Truth):

Calls for genocide of Jews in London at West Midland mosques demonstration

.. or a tweet from someone called “Joker” (account now suspended) calling for the murder of Tommy Robinson (referred to here as Stephen), AND his wife and children:

Hopefully someone will break in and stab Stephen to death.

Then his wife and kids.

No tears will be shed. At all

Note that the “Resisting Hate” group published this as part of a statement on similar types of threats against Tommy Robinson:

Resisting Hate do not endorse the threats made to Tommy Robinson and his family. The individual who made these threats is not a member of our group and we have fully disassociated from him and condemned the threatening tweets

Notice the wording “fully disassociated from him”, which seems to imply that they had some sort of association with this person to begin with.

We wondered – why has nobody yet created an anti-hate group that targets hate from all directions?


From The Evening Standard:

Donald Trump ‘barred from Tower Hamlets’… despite the US President already cancelling his trip to UK

Ironically they would ban Trump but they have promoted days out in the country for members of the group Islamic Forum of Europe (IFE), and fans of Hitler like Ahad Miah, the Tower Hamlets First candidate, who was “chosen to go on a DCLG-funded outing to Suffolk to “promote integration””. From Trial By Jeory (2015):

As date for verdict in Election Court set, Lutfur demands an explanation over Hitler posting

Lutfer Rahman:

“Tower Hamlets First is proud of its record on standing up to racism and fascism and operates a zero-tolerance policy on any form of bigotry from its councillors and supporters”


Speaking of hate, a Muslim called Sara Khan is to head a counter extremism commission and is facing calls to quit from over 100 Muslim groups.. From the BBC:

New counter-extremism tsar Sara Khan faces calls to quit


“Far-right extremism is a virulent strain that is permeating all aspects of our society – the two feed each other, they have a symbiotic relationship with each other… and it’s important that I am going to be challenging both.”

If she is to be replaced, our recommendation is for the government to appoint an ex-Muslim to replace her, this would be a nice gesture which would show the public that they are not biased against ex-Muslims.


We do not have a good feeling about changes afoot at Calais. From the Express:

Immigration SCANDAL: French border guards are ‘turning off migrant monitors’ at Calais


Theresa May in a spot of bother according to the Daily Telegraph she suppressed data to make a false claim about stop and search:

Theresa May ignored the evidence on stop-and-search. The effect has been criminal


There was no evidence to suggest any kind of racial discrimination.

Some have attributed the rise in violent crime to May’s policy changes on stop and search. May has also been under fire before for her attempts to misrepresent data on racial discrimination. From the Spectator (2017):

Theresa May’s phoney race war is dangerous and divisive


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


Some interesting speeches at Davos, particularly George Soros’s speech which seemed to be almost declaring war on Facebook and Twitter (we thought they were on the same side!). This link from Breitbart summarizes their take on the main points of his speech and it also includes a Youtube video of the speech in full:

5 Takeaways From Soros at Davos: U.S. Gerrymandering, Court Rigging, And Forcing the EU to Give 20% of Its Annual Budget to Africa

John McDonnell the shadow chancellor explains what went wrong in Venezuela, from the Express:

Venezuela took a WRONG turn! John McDonnell says hard-left regime wasn’t socialist ENOUGH


“All the objectives of Chavez, in terms of tackling inequality, investing in education, developing people’s skills, would have been successful if they had mobilised the oil resources to actually invest in the long term and work with private sectors as well.

“I think in Venezuela they took a wrong turn, a not particularly effective path, not a socialist path.

Listening more closely to his speech in the clip, it seems that Mr. McDonnell thinks that the key to a successful socialist agenda is to have a large supply of oil which can be taxed heavily. It’s a shame that Mr. McDonnell and his leader Jeremy Corbyn didn’t have the benefit of hindsight when they were praising former Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez to the skies. We have to wonder if Labour’s plan for the UK will work then, considering that the UK’s oil reserves are in decline. From Trading Economics:

United Kingdom Crude Oil Production 1973-2018



Peddlers of fake news in the US are to receive awards in a new ceremony. From the GOP:

The Highly-Anticipated 2017 Fake News Awards

This made us think we should probably host our own version for the UK, please let us know if you have any suggestions in the comments below (we are taking nominations for 2017 now).


It was good to see racism exposed in this episode, from the Daily Mail:

Jeremy Corbyn faces race row for making white people pay more than ethnic minorities to hear a speech

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5293083/Jeremy-Corbyn-faces-race-row-rally-ticket-prices.html#ixzz55UtHOlWm

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A victory for common sense followed, as they were forced to abandon their discriminatory ticket pricing, from the Sun:

RED-FACED Labour forced to scrap plans to charge white people more for Corbyn speech after equalities watchdog complains

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