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

by The Participator – 25 Nov 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.


BREXIT NEWS

The Tory rebellion seems to have fizzled out and the EU has officially approved May’s deal. The next important hurdle for the deal will be a Commons vote which is expected on 12 December according to the Express:

Dear Britain: Theresa May pens desperate letter for Brexit backing as deal on brink

Robert Peston (ITV) told us on Facebook to expect a stock market crash following the expected rejection of the deal in the House of Commons:

Robert Peston explains the TARP model

According to this theory our MPs will then be panicked into voting for a modified version of the deal.

The government’s attempt to stop the legal case to clarify if Article 50 can be reversed going to the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) has failed. From the Evening Standard:

Brexit news latest: European Court hearing to consider whether Article 50 can be reversed gets go ahead

Legal objections to May’s deal were raised this week. Thomas Sharpe QC was quoted by the Telegraph (via the Express):

We STILL can’t trust the EU says EU lawyer as Barnier admits UK and EU do have trust issue

Barrister Martin Howe (an EU law expert) apparently spoke of “true vassalage”:

Why would she humiliate Britain like this? Lawyer savages Theresa May’s Brexit deal

He was also quoted at the Spectator:

May’s Brexit deal: the legal verdict

From Breitbart:

Brexiteer Calls for May’s Civil Service Advisers to Be Fired for Betraying Britain

From the Express:

May under pressure from fishing communities over Brexit deal - ‘She’s an idiot or a liar’

Comical Jean-Claude said:

Juncker’s attack on BREXITEERS: ‘Feel sad imagining the lives of your GRANDCHILDREN’

We don’t normally take a lot of interest in opinion polls, but this one seems to fly in the face of what Rory Stewart (Minister of State for Prisons) claimed last week about voters’ support for May’s deal:

Voters Want MPs To Reject Withdrawal Agreement

Stewart withdrew his claim and apologized. From the Independent (last week):

Brexit: Minister claims 80% of public support May’s deal then immediately apologises for making up statistic


MIGRANT CRISIS – UK

A good time to bury bad news and government failings? From the Telegraph:

Government accused of massaging immigration statistics in run up to Brexit vote

The petition at the parliament website against the UN Migration Compact has quickly reached 10,000 signatures and therefore the government is required to respond within a day. Here is the link to the petition at the parliament website:

The UK should not agree the UN’s Global Compact for Migration

Our related article this week in case you missed it:

Saying No To The UN Migration Compact

Lord Green of Deddington (of Migration Watch) has also submitted written questions to the government asking whether they plan to sign the UN agreement.

From Breitbart:

UK Govt Confirms ‘Child’ Asylum Seeker at English School is Grown Man

Meanwhile more “children” arrive. From the Daily Mail:

Five men caught entering the UK ‘on a container ship’ are passed on to social services after claiming to be children

From the Telegraph:

Girl smuggled into Britain to have her ‘organs harvested’


NIGEL FARAGE OPPOSES TOMMY ROBINSON UKIP APPOINTMENT

Tommy Robinson was appointed by Gerard Batten to be an adviser on rape gangs and prison reform for UKIP. Nigel Farage said he was appalled at the appointment, from LBC Radio:

“Appalled” Farage Wants Batten Out Of Ukip After Tommy Robinson Appointment

He also said Batten had taken the party in a “shameful direction”. From the Evening Standard:

Nigel Farage launches coup to remove Gerard Batten as Ukip leader over Tommy Robinson appointment

Tommy is organizing a mass “Brexit betrayal” march. From Voice of Europe:

BREAKING: Tommy Robinson organising mass rally against Brexit betrayal


MANCHESTER ARENA ATROCITY MISSED CHANCES

From the Daily Mail:

‘The Government must take the gloves off’: Manchester survivors call for stronger anti-terror measures and consider legal action as MPs say MI5 missed chances to stop suicide bomber who killed 22


MEGHAN MARKLE AT THE AL-MANAAR MOSQUE

Our attention was drawn to the royal family’s connection with the Al-Manaar mosque in London this week by altnewsmedia:

ISIS BEHEADINGS, THE GRENFELL TOWER AND MEGHAN MARKLE

Later in the week the Telegraph picked up the story:

Meghan cookbook mosque linked to 19 terror suspects including ‘Jihadi John’ in group’s investigation

A related article from the Evening Standard from 2014:

‘It’s a wake-up call… we need to do more’: Why do so many jihadists come from the streets of North Kensington?

Quote:

most of the local young Muslims caught up in Syria of late were worshippers at Al Manaar, with differing degrees of regularity.

Prince Charles opened the mosque apparently.


BANNED PREACHER STILL BROADCASTING TO MILLIONS

Proof once again that the UK government’s “Prevent” strategy is really a “Pretend” strategy. From Breitbart:

Banned Islamist ‘Hate Preacher’ Still Broadcasts to Millions in UK


UK CRIME WAVE

From the Express:

LONDON CRIMEWAVE: Shocking moment thugs attack police officers in busy south London street

Police complained that the public did not intervene to assist the police. From the BBC:

Merton police attack: Officers ‘could let suspects go’

Quote:

Met Police Federation chairman Mr Marsh said: “We don’t come to work to get assaulted, and if we’re not going to be backed up…then what is the point?”

The Met Police have finally decided to get tough with the moped thieves apparently. From the Express:

Met Police fight back: Officers allowed to KNOCK moped thieves off bikes at high speed

Another celebrity was mugged (“all part and parcel” of living in Sadiq Khan’s London). From the Express:

Tony Blackburn: BBC radio star mugged by three thugs and kicked in head in London attack

From the Birmingham Mail, one of the gang who beat up a traffic warden was sentenced:

Thug who battered traffic warden in brutal Alum Rock attack is locked up


AID TO “END FGM IN AFRICA”

As many people commented on seeing the news however, the UK government cannot even end the practice in the UK, so how it imagines it will be able to end it in Africa we don’t know. From the BBC:

UK pledges £50m to help end FGM in Africa


TRANSGENDER OP FOR MURDERER

At the taxpayers’ expense, from the Daily Mail:

Transgender murderer who had to be moved from women’s jail ‘after she had sex with female prisoners’ is now granted gender reassignment surgery on the NHS at a cost of £20,000 to the taxpayer


TRANSGENDER SCHOOL CHILDREN

From the Daily Mail:

School has SEVENTEEN children changing gender as teacher says vulnerable pupils are being ‘tricked’ into believing they are the wrong sex


SCOTLAND TO RECOGNIZE A THIRD GENDER

From the Scotsman:

Scotland set to be first country in UK to recognise third gender


URGENT BACKGROUND CHECKS AT THE NHS

From the Daily Mail:

Urgent background checks are ordered on 3,000 foreign doctors after woman, 56, is found to have used her fake degree to work for the NHS as a psychiatrist for 22 YEARS


STAFF COSTS RISING AT LONDON’S CITY HALL

More costs for the taxpayers. From the Telegraph (paywall):

Sadiq Khan criticised over 60 per cent rise in staff costs at City Hall since taking office


THERESA MAY AND HER HUSBAND’S INVESTMENT FUND

Speaking of paying taxes, we were reminded of this article from the Independent from 2016:

Theresa May’s husband is a senior executive at a $1.4tn investment fund that profits from tax avoiding companies


INTERFAITH FOOLISHNESS

From the Daily Mail:

Row as imam recites the Muslim call to prayer during a Church of England cathedral’s Armistice concert without permission

The Dean agreed with critics that he should resign.


MIGRANT CRISIS – GERMANY

From Vlad Tepes’s blog, a claim that the migrants from Syria are not quite as well educated as we have been deceived into thinking by the mainstream media:

Looking objectively at the skills of the migrants into Germany

Incidentally this is a very revealing and thought provoking statistic (from an article at the Globalist):

63% of Turks living in Germany and entitled to vote in Turkey voted in favor of Erdogan’s constitutional amendment in 2017. In Turkey itself, it was only 51%.

Not exactly integrating very well, are they? See the article in full here (from September):

The German Government’s Shameful Kowtow Before Erdogan

Two related articles from Gatestone Institute:

Islamization of Europe: Erdogan’s New Muslim Political Network

Germany: Turkish-Muslim Appointed Second-In-Command of Domestic Intelligence

From Breitbart:

Undercover Journalist Finds One in Ten German Mosques Preach Radicalism


NICE COUNTRY YOU’VE GOT THERE …

… shame if something happened to it. From SBS News:

Muslim neighbours warn Australia moving embassy in Israel would embolden ‘radicals’


EU COUNTRIES TO CIRCUMVENT IRAN SANCTIONS

From the Express:

Iran FURY: Rouhani demands Muslims unite against US – ‘submitting to west is TREASON’

The article says that EU countries are working on financial arrangements called ‘special purpose vehicles’ (SPV) to circumvent the sanctions. The US apparently said that any European banks and firms involved in this will also be hit be sanctions.


ANOTHER SAUDI JOURNALIST DISAPPEARS (ALLEGEDLY)

From the Metro:

Twitter ‘gave Saudi Arabia information about journalist who ended up dead’

Twitter later denied the leak:

Twitter responds to claims they ‘gave Saudi Arabia information about journalist who died’


FACEBOOK TO INVEST IN LOCAL JOURNALISM

From the BBC:

Is Facebook a friend to local journalism?


US DROPS RULE ON HEADCOVERINGS TO ACCOMMODATE NEW MUSLIM CONGRESSWOMAN

From Jihad Watch:

US House drops 181-year-old rule against headcoverings to appease newly elected hijabbed Muslim


SOCIAL EXPERIMENT REVEALS DOUBLE STANDARDS AT BANK

From Australia:

WATCH this Australian Bank BAN a woman from wearing a helmet, but ALLOWS a MAN in a Burqa.

Sharia compliant banking. #1law4all #vote1ala pic.twitter.com/KQQFkfdaSw

— Avi Yemini (@OzraeliAvi) November 23, 2018


WINDOW CLEANING DRONE TAKES OFF

The dangerous job of cleaning the windows of high-rise buildings could soon be a thing of the past:

Window washing drone takes flight


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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