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Other Items That Caught Our Eye This Week - w/e 24 March

by The Participator – 26 Mar 2018


BAD NEWS SECTION


BREXIT BAD NEWS

It has been a constant theme in the media all week that Theresa May has been giving all sorts of concessions to the EU in the negotiations.

From the Daily Telegraph:

Theresa May accused of Brexit climbdown as UK agrees to free movement in transition period

From Breitbart:

Surrender to Brussels Agreed: Britain Obeys all EU Laws, no Control of Fisheries, Open Borders to 2020

From the Express:

Brexit deal DONE: Theresa May heralds 27 nations as Phase Two BEGINS

Remaining in the EU Common Fisheries Policy until 2020 will cost Britain BILLIONS

Anger as Parliament BLOCKS bid to stop EU citizens benefits tourism

‘It’s nonsense’ THIS is how much it REALLY costs the UK to remain in the EU customs union

Quote:

THE EU customs union is costing Britons £80billion every year

The issue of the Irish border could prove to be the spanner in the works however:

Brexit on brink: Ireland to bring talks ‘CRASHING DOWN’ due to May’s ‘WORST POSSIBLE SIN’


FREE SPEECH UNDER ATTACK AS USUAL

Count Dankula (aka Mark Meechan) was convicted of posting a “grossly offensive” video on the internet. He is due to be sentenced on April 23rd – nearly another month of suspense when he won’t know if he is going to prison or not. He is considering an appeal. From Breitbart:

Scots Comedian on Conviction for ‘Offensive’ Pug Joke: ‘A Very, Very Dark Day in Regards to Freedom of Speech’

The Scottish Police were criticized for sounding like something out of George Orwell’s 1984, also from Breitbart:

Scottish Police Slammed for Threatening to Track Down Anonymous Twitter Users After ‘Nazi Pug’ Case

The chill wind of censorship is not just being felt in Europe, from IAPS:

Bangladesh and the crisis of freedom of speech

It could be that religious beliefs are behind the trend, there is also an ongoing exodus of Hindus from that country:

Hindus - Enemies of Bangladesh?


 

THERESA MAY’S PLAN TO ROB DORMANT BANK ACCOUNTS

The government are coming for your dormant bank account savings (make sure to withdraw or add some cash if you haven’t done so for a long time), from the Herald Scotland:

Cash from dormant bank accounts will be used to tackle racial inequality

Breitbart’s take on the plan:

May Govt Excludes Whites from £90 Million Youth Fund Raided from Dormant Bank Accounts

We were reminded once again of this Spectator article:

Theresa May’s phoney race war is dangerous and divisive


FAR LEFT EXTREMISM

“Far Left Extremism is just as dangerous as Islamic terrorism” – said no recent Home Secretary ever. From Welt Am Sonntag via Breitbart:

Police Uncover Antifa-Linked High-Explosives, Chemicals, and Mobile Bomb Factory


PAKISTAN DAY IN ROCHDALE

From Rochdale Online, news that the town has been celebrating “Pakistan Day” with a flag raising and a reading from the Koran outside the town hall:

Flag raised to commemorate Pakistan Day

Quote:

This day was passed on the basis of equality, tolerance and respect for communities

“The very simple message of this national Pakistan Day is that we do not tolerate or accept division.”

….

It also commemorates the adoption of the first constitution of Pakistan during the transition of the Dominion of Pakistan to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on 23 March 1956.

This made Pakistan the world’s first Islamic republic.

Meanwhile, from Pakistan there is yet another story suggesting that “tolerance and respect” is not being reciprocated there, from Breitbart:

Pakistani Court Frees 20 People Suspected of Burning Christians Alive in Industrial Kiln for ‘Blasphemy


GOOD OR BAD NEWS SECTION

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


FACEBOOK DATA ISSUES

The MSM has been going into overdrive this week trying to spin a story that clever exploitation of Facebook led to the election of Donald Trump.

From the BBC:

Pressure mounts on Zuckerberg to face data breach concerns

Quote:

a data firm widely-credited with helping Donald Trump win the 2016 US presidential election

From order-order, includes a clip from Channel 4 that shows an undercover investigation:

Cambridge Analytica Boss Considers Resigning

From the Independent:

Facebook stock loses $25bn amid Cambridge Analytica ‘data breach’ scandal

Quote:

… controversy around whether the site was being used by data firm Cambridge Analytica to collect information about citizens and change their voting habits

So it’s all Mark Zuckerberg’s fault that Donald Trump got elected! Who would’ve thought it! We remembered back to 2012 when the media seemed to have a somewhat shall we say slightly different view on the possibilities of such use of data:

Obama, Facebook and the power of friendship: the 2012 data election

The good news is that the “Delete Facebook” movement is gathering steam, from the BBC:

WhatsApp co-founder says it is time to delete Facebook

Quote:

Four quotes were taken from the interview to infer Facebook’s role in Donald Trump’s 2016 US election victory


GOOD NEWS SECTION


MET POLICE UPDATE HATE CRIME ADVICE FOLLOWING BACKLASH

You never know, we may just have had a tiny influence in bringing this correction about:

London Police Edit ‘Thought Crime’ Threat After Ridicule Online

This of course does not alter the fact that the very idea of “hate crime” is totally flawed, and laws such as the Racial and Religious Hatred Act need to be repealed as they are causing growing resentment particularly in the manner in which they are applied. The above article links to the following article which explains how the MacPherson report into the Stephen Lawrence murder influenced the wording of the hate crime legislation:

The Met has a problem with hate-crime. It can’t explain what it means

Our related post (which predates that article):

Hate Crime Policing In The Idiocracy – Part 1


FLA MARCH IN BIRMINGHAM

The Birmingham Mail reported on the FLA march on Saturday 24th:

No arrests as 5,000 protesters descend on Birmingham city centre

Anne Marie Waters gave a speech at the event which was well received by the crowd:

Ann Marie Waters speech, FLA March – Birmingham – 23-03-2018

The ForBritain party reported that their Facebook account had been restricted.


JOHN BOLTON APPOINTMENT

We were surprised to note that John Bolton, the chairman at Gatestone Institute has been appointed as the leader of the National Security Council in the US:

Gatestone Chairman, Ambassador John R. Bolton, Selected by President Trump as National Security Advisor


VAZ INVESTIGATION IS BACK ON!

After the encouraging news that Mr. Vaz is recovering faster than anticipated, from order-order:

Vaz Investigation Is Back On!


Note - Please remember this is not intended to be a comprehensive news round up, these are just the items that particularly caught our eye this week, and (where indicated) they are not always about recent events.

Note - Please note that we are dependent on the veracity of news reports provided by other news sources. It is not our intention to knowingly quote “Fake News” (except where stated as satire), but we do sometimes quote the BBC when other sources are unavailable.

 

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