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Other Items That Caught Our Eye This Week - w/e 28 April

by The Participator – 30 Apr 2018

BREAKING NEWS – AMBER RUDD RESIGNS


BAD NEWS SECTION


BREXIT NEWS

Another defeat in the Lords, from the Express:

‘Astonishing’ Lords deliver May another Brexit DEFEAT as peers DEMAND EU legislation

The Lords voted in favour of incorporating the EU’s Charter of Fundamental Rights into UK law.

Following these recent obstructions to Brexit, a petition calling for abolition of the House of Lords will now have to be debated, from the Express:

End of the LORDS? House of Lords ABOLITION to be debated by MPs after Brexit fury petition

From Breitbart:

Tory MP Threatens Rebellion, No Confidence Vote if May Abandons Clean Brexit


A HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT FOR IMMIGRANTS?

The public discourse is still focusing a lot on the “Windrush” affair of course and the whole question of how/whether to get tough on illegal immigrants. From the Express we have a story that Labour are internally divided on this issue:

Labour in CHAOS: Front-bench divisions over immigration stance EXPOSED

Boris Johnson called for an amnesty for illegal immigrants, from the Daily Telegraph (premium):

Cabinet split as Boris Johnson calls for illegal immigrant amnesty

Amber Rudd apparently also expressed a desire to be generous to EU migrants during Brexit talks, from Breitbart:

Brexit Leaks: Amber Rudd Proposes Surrendering Border Controls, Giving EU Migrants Access to Benefits and NHS

The Conservatives closed ranks around Amber Rudd in response to many calls for her to quit. Well, they do at least believe in conserving their own careers.


MORE LABOUR PARTY NEWS

From the Sun:

BAD COMPANY Controversial imam who called Islamist murderer a ‘hero’ is recruited to join Labour - because he thinks Corbyn will fix knife crime

(Note the article revealed his application was rejected in the end).

CORRUPT COUNCILLOR A disgraced former Labour councillor who was kicked out for voter fraud is shamelessly re-standing in this year’s local elections

Quote, also referring to Labour candidate Safia Noor:

Tory Councillor Matt Bennett for Edgbaston said: “It is outrageous that the voters of Small Heath have to choose between a convicted postal vote fraudster and someone who denies IS exists.

From the Express:

Jeremy Corbyn’s ally is ‘FANTASIST’ who questioned Jo Cox’s murder

Quote:

subject to 14 civil restraining orders because of vexatious claims she has made against a series of people …. even shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott who gave evidence against her in court

She also questioned the Manchester Arena terror attack according to the article. Jeremy Corbyn can be seen in a photo with the candidate in this article from order-order:

Corbyn With Conspiracy Candidate

Meanwhile in the House of Commons, a Labour MP quoted Chairman Mao (who killed about 45 million of his own people according to some estimates). From order-order:

Valerie Vaz Quotes Mao

The touching quote (referring to women):

We hold up half the sky

No, you don’t hold up half the sky you silly woman, the sky is not supported by human beings Ms Vaz, although the Labour party certainly is.


ISLAMOPHOBIA DEFINITION

An all parliamentary party group is going to come up with a definition of Islamophobia. From Breitbart:

Parliament Offers ‘Islamist’ Group Opportunity to Create Official ‘Islamophobia’ Definition

A lot of very revealing links in the above article.

Opinion on this from altnewsmedia:

Another step towards an Islamic Blasphemy Law in Britain

The JC had this on Baroness Warsi:

The puzzle of Baroness Warsi’s links with Islamist group

Zac Goldsmith publicized the above article:

“The Baroness (Warsi) seems to have held Mend rather too close for comfort, inviting the conclusion that she is either very confused or that she is at heart more Mend than mainstream.”
This John Ware investigation is worth readinghttps://t.co/xcI77UvTLS

— Zac Goldsmith (@ZacGoldsmith) April 27, 2018

Although this sort of thing has been going on in parliament for some time now (back to 2010 at least), it does seem as if parliament is stepping up a gear in the calls for “something to be done” in the wake of the so-called “Punish a Muslim Day”. Our related post on this non-story in case you missed it:

The Strange Case of the Punishment Day That Didn’t Happen


TELFORD GROOMING SCANDAL

From Breitbart:

Telford Grooming Scandal: Former Social Services Boss, Local Lawmakers Exposed as Paedophiles


CONSERVATIVE MAYOR APOLOGIZES AND QUITS FOR ANTI-IMMIGRATION VIEWS

From the Bracknell News:

Conservative Wokingham Mayor Peter Lucey apologises to the News after social media posts come to light

Quotes:

Andy Croy told the News that Mr Lucey had made islamophobic comments online regarding immigration.

He explained: “I saw the messages and wrote to The Wokingham Conservatives, pointing out that I thought it was islamophobic and that they needed to deal with it.

“He posted something along the lines of ‘mass immigration has destroyed your future’“.


MUSLIM HOUSING ASSOCIATION

We noticed a reference to a Muslim Housing Association in London:

Hackney Directory – North London Muslim Housing Association

Quote:

The association was founded to provide housing primarily for Muslim people but now aims to provide affordable homes to families and people on low income.

Presumably someone pointed out to them that such a limitation would be illegal, but the name has not been changed.


FRANCE RIOTS

When are there not riots in France we were wondering, this time it’s in Toulouse, from the Voice of Europe:

France: Arrest of woman wearing niqab triggers five nights of rioting and millions in damages


GOOD OR BAD NEWS SECTION

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


GOOD NEWS SECTION


NORTH KOREA

It seems that the huge danger of a nuclear North Korea has suddenly evaporated. From our contributor Jillian Becker’s website:

A huge achievement


LABOUR REVOLT?

Some possible signs that Corbyn is facing a revolt in his party, from the Express:

At last Labour is turning against its disgraceful leader, says LEO McKINSTRY


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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