by The Participator – 7 Oct 2018
Our weekly roundup of news and opinion articles that we thought were important, mostly UK news but foreign news stories of interest to us as well.
In the latest twist in the Brexit negotiations Donald Tusk said (from Breitbart):
‘EU Has Offered UK Canada+++ Deal Since Beginning’ Says Bloc’s President
Some are objecting to this type of deal however on the grounds that it would mean a physical border between Eire and Northern Ireland. Given that very few people seem to like May’s Chequers deal it would seem this might be an avenue worth exploring surely, but will May’s government pursue this further?
From The Express, an article about a report from researchers at the University of Kent:
It’s official: EU IS forcing fishermen out of work with quotas, report says
Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt likened the EU to the Soviet Union, a comparison that May appeared to disapprove of:
Theresa May slaps down Jeremy Hunt for likening EU to Soviet Russia in Tory conference speech
Boris made a speech which went down well. From The Telegraph:
Boris Johnson humiliated Theresa May - and Tory members cheered every word
However he didn’t use the occasion to announce a leadership bid, which was a disappointment for some:
Delingpole: Boris Johnson Fluffs His Donald Trump Moment
May made her entrance at the conference dancing to the song “Dancing Queen“, prompting many jokey references to ABBA songs. From The Express:
Conservative Conference: May dances to ABBA but is PM facing her political Waterloo?
A thought-provoking article from the Herald Scotland about the bizarre fact that it is mostly the current elite that are pushing the transgender agenda, in contrast to previous “liberation” movements:
Stuart Waiton: Why is the state pushing harmful transgender agenda?
The Sun reported on a claim from Migration Watch:
MIGRATION BOOM Britain’s illegal immigrant population soars by ‘70,000 per year’ in national ‘scandal’, think tank claims
The Daily Mail had this claim:
Britain is being ‘overwhelmed’ by crooked immigration solicitors that help ‘liars’ get into Britain, former judge claims
From The Daily Mail:
Jihad Roadshow: Banned Islamist group is using children as young as 13 to peddle books supporting suicide bombing and jihad in Britain
From Vlad Tepes blog:
A talk by Nissar Hussain, Legalize Apostasy
More information (including CCTV footage of the violent attack which happened some time ago) can be found in the full article:
The cost of apostasy from Islam in the UK
Our contributor Jillian Becker commented on the latest moves against democracy by the EU leadership:
The new Democracy
Juncker was also in the news for suggesting that press freedom “has limits”. From Breitbart:
‘Press Freedom Also Has Its Limits’ - EU Boss Says UK Journalists Must Respect ‘Human Rights’ of Politicians
An article appeared at the Economist a couple of weeks ago which echoed Macron and others’ claims that there is simply no way that Europe can defend its borders from migration:
Why Europe should focus on its growing interdependence with Africa
Sealing the Mediterranean will not work
The article’s conclusion being that we should just accept more immigration from Africa, there’s just nothing we can do about it (nothing except defending the borders of course).
Gatestone Institute criticized the EU’s plans:
EU: How to Stop Mass-migration from Africa? Bring Everyone to Europe!
From Vlad Tepes blog, a video showing journalists interviewing migrants who say that men claiming to be ISIS were active in a camp in Greece:
ISIS in a Greek Refugee Camp
From Voice of Europe:
65-year-old Swedish woman sentenced to prison for criticising Islam and migration
From Voice of Europe:
France’s most wanted criminal evades police by wearing a burqa for three months
From The Spectator, an article comparing the treatment of a Nazi collaborator with the treatment of returning ISIS jihadis:
Why is Canada letting off ISIS fighters so lightly?
Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussein said: ‘Canada should never be a safe haven for war criminals and people who’ve committed crimes against humanity, and we’re very pleased with the (court) decision.’
The same hypocritical approach is being followed all over the West of course.
From The Express:
US and Canada sign new trade deal to replace NAFTA in last minute pact to dodge tariffs
A possibly pivotal moment in US politics occurred today (Saturday). From Breitbart:
The Supreme Court has not had a conservative majority since 1934
From The New York Times:
With 8 Years of Job Gains, Unemployment Is Lowest Since 1969
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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