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Other Items That Caught Our Eye This Week - w/e 16 June

by The Participator – 18 Jun 2018


INTIMIDATION AT THE LEWISHAM BY-ELECTION

A crowd of angry anti democratic self-styled “anti-fascists” staged a threatening protest outside the entrance to the by-election hustings. The police told Anne Marie Waters (the For Britain candidate) not to attend as the protests were deemed too dangerous for her to make an appearance. This was strange considering that UKIP’s candidate was able to at least briefly make a speech at the event, although his speech was disrupted by a woman protestor and the meeting was shut down soon afterwards. This is the more strange since UKIP’s policies are very similar to For Britain’s, why was only one of the two parties tricked into not attending? From News Shopper:

Lewisham East hustings closed down by police over safety fears

Someone made a very good point in the comments under an article about the policing of the event:

The police could issue a “section 35 dispersal notice” but don’t.

A while ago the Youtuber Red Pill Phil was issued with one of these notices simply for live streaming at a protest in Manchester:

Section 35’s being given out like free candy in Manchester may 19th.

So, instead of policing the event properly using the powers they have (which they are happy to use freely elsewhere), the police at the Lewisham by-election have shut down a democratic public meeting allowing physical intimidation to rule the day.

An article by Anne Marie Waters at the For Britain website comments on the by-election, noting the dismal turnout (only a third of constituents bothered to vote apparently):

Lewisham and a New Future For Britain

An article from Shy Society describes the bias of the local news site on the incident:

Local newspaper reveals its true, disgusting, face

The Labour candidate won the by-election although Labour’s majority was greatly reduced and the Liberal Democrat candidate made significant gains. From the BBC:

Labour’s Janet Daby wins Lewisham East in by-election


TOMMY ROBINSON REPORTEDLY HAS BEEN MOVED

Raheem Kassam tweeted:

UPDATE: Tommy’s human rights are being violated as he was moved to a new UK prison last night, without warning or reason. He is now in a very heavily Muslim populated prison in the Midlands in England.

Gerard Batten tweeted:

Tommy Robinson: is now in Onley Prison, designated “unsafe”by Peter Clarke Chief Inspector of Prisons. UKIP Peer Lord Pearson has tabled a question to HM Gov asking ‘what steps they are taking to ensure his safety?’ He was moved from a safe prison to an unsafe prison. Why?

Here is Peter Clarke’s report from 2016 that is mentioned briefly above:

HMP Onley - safety had declined

Other reports however suggested that Tommy had been moved to Leicester prison, which has a 14% Muslim population. From Cambridge News:

No, Tommy Robinson hasn’t been moved to a 71 per cent Muslim prison

Note that this article states that Tommy’s current location has not been made public but also states that Onley has the highest percentage of Muslims (30.4%) for prisons in the Midlands area.

As you can see in the above article from Cambridge News, the MSM were making a lot of the fact that some of the reports about the percentage of Muslims in the prison Tommy has been allegedly moved to were wildly exaggerated – no prison in the UK has a 71% Muslim population. However, the dangers in UK prisons are real enough, as discovered of course by Tommy himself during an earlier incarceration during which he was assaulted, and more recently by Paul Golding of Britain First. It seems odd that reports of such dangers have been well publicized for many years and yet nothing is ever done about it. From the BBC (2014), an article about another prison where there is a high percentage of Muslim inmates:

Bullying fears at Cambridgeshire high security prison raised

Quotes:

Some Muslim prisoners convicted of terrorism, and gang leaders, described as “very dangerous men”, have been accused of bullying in a prison.

The report, by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, said most inmates felt safe.

Lord Pearson has said that he will launch a private legal action against the Home Secretary Sajid Javid if Tommy is harmed in prison. From Kipper Central (in May):

Lord Pearson Writes To Home Secretary Threatening Prosecution If Tommy Harmed

A Republican US congressman has spoken out about Tommy’s incarceration. From Breitbart:

EXCLUSIVE - Congressman Gosar: U.S. Should Intervene over ‘Persecution’ of Tommy Robinson

Meanwhile Nigel Farage apparently made a statement criticizing new UKIP leader Gerard Batten’s support for Tommy Robinson, according to the Guardian:

Nigel Farage wary of new Ukip leader’s hard-right stance

The article claims that other senior figures in UKIP are also concerned about the direction the party has taken recently.

By contrast, a Muslim who had violently assaulted a policeman with a stick at Speakers’ Corner was spared jail. From Breitbart:

Muslim Activist Who Beat Policeman at Tommy Robinson Rally Spared Prison (Robinson Still Locked Up)


SOFT BREXIT?

It is difficult to keep up with the twists and turns of the Brexit negotiations. From the Daily Telegraph:

Theresa May heads off customs union vote rebellion with last-minute deal

From the Express:

Brexit RECAP: May WINS vote but offers rebels HUGE concession paving way for SOFT Brexit

Andrew Adonis in The Guardian claimed there was a constitutional crisis:

May double-crossed Grieve over Brexit - this is a constitutional crisis

From the Express, a claim that the UK could be heading for “legal limbo” if a deal is not reached by October:

Brexit deal MUST be reached by October or UK could be left in legal limbo, ministers warn

Some details about the progress of the EU Withdrawal Bill, from the Institute for Government:

EU Withdrawal Bill: amendments and debates


MIGRANT SHIPS TURNED AWAY BY ITALY

An early sign that the new government in Italy means business on the migrant crisis, a migrant ship was refused entry to Italian ports.

Italy’s Matteo Salvini shuts ports to migrant rescue ship

Quote:

A rescue ship carrying 629 migrants is stranded in the Mediterranean after Italy’s new interior minister refused permission for it to dock.

The new socialist government in Spain decided to take the migrants in:

Spain ‘will accept’ disputed migrant ship Aquarius

The Spanish govt. are also proposing to remove barbed wire from their border fence according to one report (we wonder how long this government is going to last).

From Voice of Europe:

Spain’s socialist government wants to remove barbed wire from border between Europe and Africa

We recall that some Spanish border guards were injured not so long ago when migrants stormed through their checkpoint. From Deutsche Welle:

Thousands of migrants storm Spanish border injuring guards

One border guard lost an eye in that incident according to the above article. Another article from the Express (January):

Police attacked as 200 migrants storm Spanish border to claim EU asylum

Later an article stated that 2 more ships had been blocked by Italy. From Voice of Europe:

Italians First! Italy’s new Interior Minister blocks two more migrant ships


MERKEL’S POSITION THREATENED?

Have the Germans finally had enough of “Mutti” Merkel? Several news reports suggested that she would be ousted in days. From the Express:

‘We might have a new situation’ German MP predicts Merkel could be OUSTED end of NEXT WEEK

With a “Mutti” like Merkel, who needs enemies?

Voice of Europe reported on an incident in the German parliament this week (event from week before):

Video of most shameful moment ever in German Parliament goes viral

A member of the parliament called for a minute of silence for the victim of the latest rape/murder committed by a migrant, but the silence was rudely interrupted by the Vice-President. This same Vice-President had apparently herself called for a minute’s silence for migrants who drowned in 2015.

Gatestone Institute reported on the crime and other similar cases:

Germany’s Migrant Rape Crisis: “Failure of the State”

Perhaps the German people are also fed up with this sort of thing, from Voice of Europe:

Bio-weapon of arrested Tunisian asylum seeker could have killed hundreds of Germans


TERROR ATTACKS BY ASYLUM SEEKERS

From the Daily Mail:

Radicalised asylum seekers have murdered or injured more than 1,000 in terror attacks in Europe since 2014


LABOUR PARTY NEWS

A Labour party outdoor event seemed to be poorly attended but the crowds got larger towards the end of the day when Corbyn spoke. However there was some disruption of his speech by anti-Brexit protestors who were unhappy about his lack of opposition to Brexit. From the Express:

Labour in CHAOS as anti-Brexit activists DISRUPT Corbyn’s speech at Labour Live festival

John McDonnell apparently announced that he would find the magic money tree. From order-order:

McDonnell: I’ll find the magic money tree

David Lammy got in a bit of a huff when a reporter questioned him about anti-semitism in the Labour party. From the Sun:

LAMMY FLOUNCES OUT MP David Lammy grapples with Sun reporter and storms out of interview after we dared ask about anti-Semitism row at Labour Live festival

Diane Abbott was also in the news this week for attending a transgender activism event. From the Express:

Abbott under fire: Labour DEFENDS Shadow Home Sec over transgender event row

Quote:

a transgender activist group which has called for hormone drugs to be freely available for people of all ages - including children


ISLAM IN THE UK

Islam was unusually in the spotlight quite a bit this week (that makes a refreshing change doesn’t it).

Theresa May released a video clip where she spoke to Muslims about Eid. Meanwhile in Birmingham a huge crowd of 140,000 Muslims occupied a park as part of the festivities. From Sky News:

Record-breaking Eid celebration in Birmingham

It seems that praying in the park is not against regulations in that city, although it is forbidden in the Royal Parks in London.

From the Daily Mail:

Non-Muslim police officers take part in 18-hour Ramadan fast to ‘gain a better understanding’ of the local community

From the Birmingham Mail, a good news story about a church hall opening its doors to the public (well, half of the public anyway):

A Taste Ramadan free evening meal is being held in Birmingham – and is open to the public for the first time

Eagle-eyed commenters on social media noticed something not quite so welcoming about the event. Quote:

“This is the first community iftar we have held in a church rather than a mosque and the first one we have opened up to the public. We hope to see people there from all walks of life.”

He added: “This is a male-only event and the church has a capacity of 100 people.”

Feminist groups were understandably outraged and staged protests (no wait, that didn’t happen, there were no feminist protests).


FORCED MARRIAGES

The government’s Forced Marriage Unit published a report last month on the number of forced marriages reported to them. From the Guardian:

More than 1,000 cases of forced marriage in UK last year, report says

Cases included girls as young as 13 according to the article. Feminist groups were understandably outraged and staged protests (no wait, that didn’t happen, there were no feminist protests).


UK CRIME WAVE

Home Secretary Sajid Javid vowed to get tough with the moped gangs, he revealed he has himself been robbed by such a gang in the past. From the Daily Telegraph:

Sajid Javid reveals his phone was stolen by moped muggers

Caught on camera in Birmingham city centre, from the Express:

Lawless Britain: Thug attacks man with huge MACHETE in random city centre attack


ENGLAND FLAGS BANNED

Further evidence that political correctness has replaced common sense in the UK today, from the Metro:

Taxi drivers ordered to take down England flags during World Cup

As some people pointed out on social media, the sight of signs on buses praising Allah could also be distracting to drivers but for some reason these are allowed.


DE-NUCLEARIZATION AGREEMENT SIGNED FOR KOREA

One bit of good news this week at least. From Breitbart:

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un Sign Document for ‘Complete Denuclearization’ of Korean Peninsula


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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