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Other Items That Caught Our Eye This Week - w/e 3 February

by The Participator – 5 Feb 2018



Moves to try and set the scene for undoing Brexit continue. From the BBC:

Jacob Rees-Mogg says Treasury ‘fiddling figures’ on Brexit

Concerns echoed by Labour’s Kate Hoey, from the Express:

Britain’s civil servants are part of ‘WORRYING’ plot to KEEP UK in EU, says Brexiteer MP

Ministers seemed to be divided on the question. Remainer Amber Rudd hit back (from the BBC):

Ms Rudd said backbencher Jacob Rees-Mogg was “wrong” to accuse the Treasury of “fiddling the figures” with forecasts showing the UK would be worse off outside the EU.

Steve Baker (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union) seemed to be agreeing with JRM in the House of Commons, but then he later apologized, from the BBC:

Brexit minister Steve Baker in civil service row apology

From the Commentator, an article on the subject of moves trying to keep us in the Single Market:

The EU’s doomed plot to halt a real Brexit

There seems to be growing pressure on May from the Eurosceptics in her party, from the Express:

May to be ‘ousted by Brexit dream team of Boris, Mogg and Gove’ if she fails Brexit test


The word “Islamism” was invented precisely to try to disassociate Islamic terrorism from “mainstream” Islam, but now the UK government’s terror watchdog has said we should go further still and refer to “Daesh” instead. From the Evening Standard:

Don’t refer to ‘Islamist terrorism’, says watchdog


Darren Osborne, the driver in the Finsbury Park van attack that killed one Muslim and injured others, was sentenced to a minimum of 43 years. From the BBC:

Finsbury Park attacker Darren Osborne jailed for minimum of 43 years


The judge said Osborne had planned “a suicide mission” and expected to be shot dead by the police. He was guilty of a “terrorist murder“, she added.

Osborne had been “rapidly radicalised over the internet by those determined to spread hatred of Muslims“, she said.

“Your use of Twitter exposed you to racists and anti-Islamic ideology,” she added.

It is very unfortunate that a judge in the UK today is incapable of distinguishing concepts such as race and religion.

Osborne, the trial heard, had became “obsessed” with Muslims in the weeks leading up to the attack, having watched the BBC drama Three Girls, about the Rochdale grooming scandal.

There was an interview of Tommy Robinson by Kirsty Wark on Newsnight, who did everything she could to insinuate that Darren Osborne was “radicalized” by Tommy Robinson. The fact that a claim was also made in the trial that the defendant had been “radicalized” partly by the BBC drama mentioned above seems to have completely escaped Ms Wark’s notice. Here is a Youtube clip of the interview:

Tommy Robinson’s full and explosive interview about Darren Osbourne on BBC2 Newsnight

We continue to be utterly disgusted by the grossly unreasonable bias displayed by BBC pseudo-journalists. If we are now living in a country where we cannot criticize Islam without being accused of “radicalizing terrorists” then we are on the road to an Islamic state already. The word “radicalization” is being used precisely as a tool to silence such criticism. For democracy to function we must have the freedom to criticize others.

As long as people are not inciting violence they must be free to say what they think, and there was no suggestion in the trial that Mr. Robinson or anybody else had incited Mr. Osborne to commit the van attack. In fact there was no evidence presented that there had even been any contact between Mr. Robinson and Mr. Osborne of any kind. The communications in question were sent out to subscribers to mailing lists and no incitements to violence were contained in the communications. Of course, the terror attack at the Manchester arena that killed children, and never ending cases of grooming gangs, were no doubt “radicalizing” factors that Ms Wark would prefer to ignore.

Of course when real incitements to violence are made for example against Conservatives or against President Trump, the BBC are quite relaxed about it:

Moment John McDonnell refuses to apologise to Esther McVey

No mention of “radicalization” there, despite McDonnell’s joking reference to an incident where younger members of his party were calling for Ms McVey to be lynched. Obviously such a joking reference could well be seen as encouragement from the senior high-ranking party member. Here is the audio of McDonnell’s remarks (members of the audience can be heard laughing at the sickening suggestion):

Audio of John McDonnell’s 2014 ‘lynching’ remark


The migrant crisis continues, ignored by the BBC etc. Another gunfight between migrant groups occurred at Calais (where the migrants are increasingly congregating again after May promised to fast-track asylum claims):

CALAIS RIOT: Six shot as hundreds of migrants brawl in food handout row

Increasing numbers of migrants are on their way from Africa:

Mediterranean Migrant Route Numbers Rapidly Increasing

Gatestone Institute gives a summary of all the terrifying events of last year in Germany:

The Islamization of Germany in 2017: Part II

The above article included a claim that 100 Muslims are now enforcing Sharia on the streets of Berlin.

We remembered once again that the replacement was planned all along. An earlier article from Gatestone Institute (2016):

Europe’s Planned Migrant Revolution

In Italy a local attacked migrants, from the Express:

Italy shooting: Nazi salute gunman mows down MANY migrants in Macerata drive-by shooting

In Germany the parliament is debating increasing “chain migration” (aka “family reunification”):

German Parliament Debates Increasing Chain Migration

Here is our post on the topic from last week in case you missed it:

A Pivotal Decision For The German People


Labour in Wales have introduced voting for sixteen year olds, a practice that has been called “gerryminoring“. From the Daily Telegraph:

Sixteen-year-olds allowed to vote in council elections in Wales


Another case of an inappropriately located “community centre”, from Shy Society?

Police drafted in for public meeting over proposed Islamic centre


This article from Gatestone Institute makes chilling reading – it reveals the extent to which double-speak is employed by the Orwellian EU in it’s efforts to prevent the press from questioning its policies:

Europe: Making Totalitarianism Great Again



Creeping Sharia faced a setback for a change. First a report suggested that Sharia marriage should be recognized by UK law. From the Express:

Sharia marriage should be recognised by UK law to protect wives, report warns

Thankfully Amber Rudd got something right for a change and rejected the proposals:

Amber Rudd rejects calls to legitimise sharia courts over fears for UK laws


A spokesman said: “Sharia law has no jurisdiction in the UK and we would not facilitate or endorse regulation, which could present councils as an alternative to UK laws.”

The article also states that (referring to “Sharia councils”):

Estimates vary from 30 to 85, with none in Scotland.

However this is disputed by other reports such as this article from the Guardian:

Time for the sharia courts to open up


In fact sharia courts - now operating in cities around England and Scotland - have remained remarkably closed

If anyone is in doubt about whether Sharia “councils” or “courts” in the UK are harmless or not, here is an article on the subject from Church and State (by Anne Marie Waters):

Sharia law riding high in Britain

This article from the Daily Telegraph also describes a case where a stabbing was “tried” in a Sharia court (we’re not sure if this was the same incident mentioned in the above article):

Sharia law already enforced in 10 courts

Also from Gatestone Institute:

Victimizing Women: Islamic Laws vs. Multiculturalism

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