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Other Items That Caught Our Eye This Week - w/e 14 July

by The Participator – 16 Jul 2018


BREXIT BETRAYAL AND A RATHER RESTRAINED REBELLION?

A lot of people who voted for Brexit were very angry about Theresa May’s Chequers plan this week. From the Daily Telegraph:

Is Theresa May guilty of treason? Plenty of readers think so. Politicians would be wise to listen up

Did May visit Germany and agree the deal with Angela Merkel before discussing it with cabinet ministers? The Express had this claim:

BREXIT FURY: Shock claim May said plan ‘can’t be changed because MERKEL has cleared it

Claims were made that May’s EU adviser Olly Robbins is a former Communist and there were calls for him to be sacked to avoid a “no deal” Brexit, from The Daily Telegraph:

May now faces a ‘no deal’ Brexit. Her ‘Rasputin’ Olly Robbins must go if she wants to prevent it

Guido Fawkes made the same claim back in 2017:

Red Robbins

However it’s possible the EU will not accept the deal anyway, also from the Express:

Brexit REVEALED: Four reasons why Brussels is queuing up to REJECT May’s plan

Donald Trump wasn’t at all impressed by the deal either, but he later seemed to moderate his tone and for some reason or other he seemed to be favourably inclined towards a deal again. From the Daily Telegraph:

Pound trims losses after Trump puts trade deal with UK back on the table

The initial reactions were making many of us think a leadership contest was in the offing, but it seems as though this is unlikely now (May’s support from Tory Remainers is probably too strong for a leadership bid to be successful at this time). Instead, it seems the Brexiteers are planning to vote against May’s Chequers plan. From the Express:

How Jacob Rees-Mogg plans to push Theresa May around

Jacob Rees-Mogg also argues that if the government fails to get approval for the plan in the Houses of Parliament then as all else stands we will simply leave with no deal next March. Also from the Express:

Rees-Mogg shares ‘encouraging news’ that will see Brexit through despite Chequers chaos

Many continue to be concerned that a soft border with Ireland will leave the UK exposed to people trafficking. From Breitbart:

Warning Over UK-Ireland Soft Border Exploited by People Traffickers as May Fights to Keep it Open

Guido Fawkes reported on Friday that the Tories had plummeted 6 points (UKIP gained 5, Labour stayed the same) in the polls following the Chequers plan white paper publication:

Tories Plummet In Polls


DONALD TRUMP VISITS THE DISUNITED KINGDOM

The POTUS made some controversial comments in the run-up to the visit. From Breitbart:

Trump at NATO: ‘Immigration Is Taking Over Europe’

Well, controversial for some at least anyway, more common sense for others.

Once again there were two protests going on in London simultaneously, but if you listened to the fake news mainstream media you would have mostly heard about only one of them. The much publicized Donald Trump baby blimp turned out to be quite an unimpressive little balloon on the day.

As usual where there was coverage of the pro-Brexit, pro-Trump, and free Tommy Robinson rallies it was negative. From the Evening Standard:

Tommy Robinson protest: 12 arrests as clashes break out as thousands of activists descend on Whitehall

Scuffles broke out between protestors, from Vlad Tepes:

Muslims “all about unity” as they attack Tommy Robinson supporters

Gates of Vienna shared a video message from Geert Wilders (transcript included):

Geert Wilders to the #FreeTommy Rally: “We Are Tommy’s Band of Brothers”

Quote from the above article:

Geert Wilders had been scheduled to speak at today’s #FreeTommy rally in London. However, the British government refused to allow his bodyguards to carry guns while in the UK, and the Metropolitan Police declined to provide him with a protection detail, so he was unable to attend.

Incidentally we also learned from Gates of Vienna that the Middle East Forum have been instrumental in the movement campaigning for the release of Tommy Robinson:

Middle East Forum Plans Protest Rally for Tommy


SOROS FUNDING DIVISIVE HATE CRIME INSANITY

From Breitbart:

UK Announces Police Cash Boost… for Soros-Backed ‘Hate Crime’ Training


SADIQ KHAN’S CRIME-RIDDEN LONDON

From the Daily Telegraph:

Teenagers’ Tube station attack on ex-ambassador ‘shocking’, says his wife as she hits out at London’s crime rate

Also from the Daily Telegraph:

CCTV: Woman dodges bullets in shocking west London shooting

Is Khan spending too much time fussing about “hate crime” and not focusing on the real issues? Donald Trump did seem to think so …


POPULISTS ACHIEVING RESULTS IN ITALY

From Breitbart:

Italy Migrant Arrivals Fall by 80 Percent in 2018 Under Populist Government


OPEN BORDERS NGO DEPRAVITY

From Breitbart:

Open Borders NGO Staff ‘Raped Children’ While Working Abroad


GENOCIDE OF CHRISTIANS IN NIGERIA

From The Nigerian Voice:

Killing In The Name Of Islam: Christian Death Toll Rises To 1,870 In 190 Days With Fresh 120 Killed In First Seven Days Of July 2018

Gatestone Institute took a critical look at current Western attitudes to the crisis:

International Community Ignores Genocide of Christians in Nigeria


CARTOONOPHOBIA IN PAKISTAN

From Jihad Watch:

“If they give me the atom bomb I’d remove Holland from the earth before they can hold a competition of caricatures”


JEWISH LEADERS CALL FOR MEETING WITH NAZ SHAH

Naz Shah (who was recently involved in an anti-semitism controvery) has been appointed Shadow Equalities Minister. From the Express:

Jewish leaders call for URGENT MEETING with Labour over new shadow minister Naz Shah


OFSTED CHIEF IN HIJAB ROW

From The Guardian:

Ofsted chief accuses minority groups of ‘entitlement’ in hijab row

The Muslim Council of Britain responded:

“The hijab is a religious right, and just as no one should be obligated to wear, nor must people alienate and vilify those who choose to adopt this practice.”

We draw the MCB’s attention to the definition of the word uniform, from the Oxford Dictionaries:

Remaining the same in all cases and at all times; unchanging in form or character.


IMAM AND FAMILY EVICTED FOR NOT PAYING THE RENT

From Southwark News:

Southwark Council stands by decision to evict Imam and his family of nine


ICE CREAM VANS – THE REAL CAUSE OF CLIMATE CHANGE?

Finally some good news from Scotland as it was discovered that an alarming global warming story was in fact a rather local issue involving an ice cream van. From the American Thinker:

‘Warmest day in history’ claim based on thermometer next to an ice cream truck with its engine running all day to keep its freezer operating

The next time you buy an ice cream then, remember you could be contributing to global warming!


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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