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Other Items That Caught Our Eye This Week - w/e 22 December

by The Participator – 24 Dec 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

There are now less than 100 days to go before we exit the European Union, on 29th March 2019. 96 days to be precise according to this site:

Days left until Brexit

Jacob Rees-Mogg backed Theresa May following the failure of the Conservative Party’s internal no confidence vote in her leadership. From the Express:

‘Do NOT believe in LOSER’S vote!’ Honourable Rees-Mogg accepts no confidence vote result

Confusion reigned as Jeremy Corbyn tabled a motion of no confidence in the Prime Minister only (not in the government). The government refused to allow the vote and Theresa May walked out of the House of Commons while Corbyn was speaking.

Corbyn IGNORED: Theresa May simply WALKS OUT as Labour leader demands no confidence vote

Corbyn also revealed once again his well known but yet somehow often overlooked position on the EU. From the Express:

Brexit live: Jeremy Corbyn says he would push to leave EU if he was PM

The idea of a 2nd referendum is being mentioned more frequently now (this lady’s often for u-turning):

BREXIT ULTIMATUM: Theresa May to offer these THREE options – and REFERENDUM is an option

DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds criticized the “backstop” as a trap. From the Belfast Telegraph:

Brexit: Republic and EU’s plans for no-deal proof backstop is trap, says Dodds

There were quite a few articles about preparations for a “no-deal” being ramped up, for example from the BBC:

Brexit: Cabinet ‘ramps up’ no-deal planning

From the Telegraph:

No deal planning must be the top priority and non-urgent business junked, Cabinet to be told

According to the Sun at least, even the EU was beginning to make plans for this eventuality:

NO DEAL, NO SWEAT Boost for Brexiteers as EU blinks and launches plans to make No Deal work

Anyway, it seems the EU’s great leader has begun the Christmas festivities a bit early. From order-order:

Juncker’s Jolly Dinner


YELLOW VESTS – UK

A Yellow Vest incident occurred outside the Houses of Parliament. From altnewsmedia:

Public Order Act - Anna Soubry vs Yellow Vests

The legacy media and some politicians reacted quite strongly to this small incident.

MPs condemn harassment of Anna Soubry and Remainer MPs by ‘yellow vest’ protesters

The Independent bizarrely tried to associate this peaceful protest with the murder of Jo Cox without producing any evidence to support the insinuation:

Far-right ‘yellow vest’ Brexiteers chase Anna Soubry shouting ‘traitor’ and ‘Hitler’

Quote:

Meanwhile in London, leader James Goddard told Ms Soubry she was a “traitor” - the same term used by neo-Nazis to describe the murdered Labour MP Jo Cox.

In another incident, Yellow Vest protestors held up a “Bollocks to Brexit” protest bus and one of the Yellow Vests was violently assaulted (Remainers on the bus can be heard laughing at the incident in the clip). From Unity News Network (there are some other Yellow Vest stories at this site:

SICKENING Glee of REMAINERS over Brave Yellow Vest ASSAULTED

From Voice of Europe:

British yellow vest movement picks up steam and spreads North

The Yellow Vest theme has spread to some surprising quarters. From Breitbart:

Royal Palace Staff Don Yellow Vests, Strike over Pensions

Protestors, some in yellow vests, from a “green” protest group protested against a LACK of BBC climate change coverage here:

BBC LOCKDOWN as protest erupts at London’s New Broadcasting House – ‘Reclaim the BBC!’

Did we say a LACK?


YELLOW VESTS – FRANCE

Protests continued in France. From the Express:

France riots: Death toll TEN after driver killed swerving to avoid Yellow Vest protesters


YELLOW VESTS – IRELAND

From the Express:

Yellow vest protesters spread to Ireland as UNREST against EU governments escalates


YELLOW VESTS – PORTUGAL

From Vlad Tepes’s blog:

Yellow vest protests across Portugal


YELLOW VESTS – CANADA

From Vlad Tepes’s blog:

Yellow Vest Protest schedule in Canada

Some video footage in this link:

Yellow Vest protests in Canada


MIGRANT CRISIS – UK

From Breitbart:

UK Govt Set to Open Visa Route for Low-Skilled Migrants Against Official Advice

From the Daily Mail:

Ministers promised they’d control immigration. In fact, they’re
throwing the doors open: ANDREW GREEN on how the Government has ‘caved
to pressure from employers without thinking of British workers’

From Breitbart:

MIGRANTS IN THE THAMES: Hijacking Ended as Special Forces Storm Ship


UN MIGRATION COMPACT

From politico.eu:

Belgian PM Charles Michel to submit resignation

The BBC did a “reality check” on opposition to the pact:

What’s the UN global compact on migration?

Quote:

It’s not legally binding and allows countries to remain in charge of their own immigration policy

This statement is at variance with what Angela Merkel said last week however. We quoted this last week but here it is again. From Voice of Europe:

They lied: The UN Migration Pact IS legally binding and could be valid FOR ALL countries

Merkel is quoted in the above article as saying:

“So then, during the UN General Assembly next week, the pact will once again be up for debate and a decision will be made on whether to accept it. At this time, a member state can demand a vote. When two-thirds of the represented countries agree then it is valid for all. That’s how majority decision-making works.”


US PULLING OUT OF SYRIA

From EU Observer:

US allies in dismay at Trump’s Syria pull-out


GOVERNMENT RATTLED BY RISE OF ALTERNATIVE NEWS SITES

From politicalite (which is mentioned in an article from politico that is quoted):

AGAINST YOU: Downing Street Admits It’s ‘Lost Media Control’ And Moves To FIGHT Alt News


POLICE GIVE BRITAIN FIRST PUBLICITY GIFT

From Vlad Tepes’s blog (the video now available on alternative site):

Youtube removes video of arrest of Jayda Fransen (video below)

Jayda complains of non-stop harassment since being released from prison in the video clip.


JIHADI FOUND NOT GUILTY

From the Daily Mail, yet another astonishing story from our courts:

ISIS supporter who attacked police with sword outside Buckingham Palace while yelling ‘Allahu Akbar’ is found NOT GUILTY of terror plot after telling court he didn’t intend to harm anyone


LORDS COMMITTEE CALLS FOR REDUCED TIES WITH US

From the Guardian:

Trump policies should push Britain to reduce its ties to US, say peers

Quote:

issues including the Paris climate change deal, the Iran nuclear accord and steel tariffs had been “contrary to the interests of the UK”.

The committee is led by former Conservative minister Lord Howell.


BOYS CAN HAVE PERIODS TOO!

We learned this astonishing fact this week. From Breitbart:

Schools Ordered to Teach Eight-Year-Olds That ‘Boys Can Have Periods Too’

We assume that grown men can also have babies and suffer the menopause as well, no doubt this misogynistic article at the NHS website will have to be updated to reflect the new information:

Menopause

Quote:

The menopause is when a woman stops having periods and is no longer able to get pregnant naturally.


GINGERBREAD PEOPLE

From the Daily Mail:

Gingerbread men banned at Scottish Parliament as part of a new drive to ‘stamp out sexism’


THE POLITICS OF OFFENCE TAKING

Corbyn was supposed to have called Theresa May a “stupid woman” (he didn’t even say it out loud, people were lip-reading what he “said”) and our stupid representatives in the House of Commons, those stupid men and women (and stupid people of other genders or no gender at all), and the stupid press, were in uproar about this non-incident. James Cleverly the Conservative MP said this sort of behaviour must not be tolerated:

Jeremy Corbyn clearly calling @theresa_may a “stupid women” at #PMQs today.

This kind of misogynistic language must not be tolerated. pic.twitter.com/yuNHclBR5Z

— James Cleverly (@JamesCleverly) December 19, 2018

If women want equality they’ve got to be prepared to take it on the chin with the men, we doubt anybody would have batted an eyelid if Theresa May had called Corbyn a stupid man. Our contributor Chauncey Tinker responded:

Your failure to get us out of the EU will not be tolerated. You lot have all gone soft fretting over silly little insults.

Concentrate on the job at hand!!!

— Chauncey Tinker ? (@ChaunceyTinker) December 20, 2018


LABOUR PARTY CONVICTION

From the BBC:

Fiona Onasanya: Peterborough MP guilty in speeding case

Quote:

found guilty of perverting the course of justice by lying to police


COUSIN MARRIAGE

From the BBC:

Did my children die because I married my cousin?


PAKISTAN – 2 SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR BLASPHEMY

From Breitbart:

Pakistan Sentences Two Christians to Death for Blasphemy


ISLAM IN ITALY

From Breitbart, a report on an academic study:

Muslims in Europe Becoming Less Secular, More Radical as 80 Percent Now Identify as Religious


FAKE NEWS

From the American Thinker, an article about the well known site Der Spiegel, which apparently “fired an award-winning journalist for fabricating “on a grand scale””:

Fired Der Spiegel star reporter took ‘fake news’ to 11

Apparently one of the awards was the CNN Journalist Of The Year award!


MIGRANT CRISIS – GERMANY

From Vlad Tepes’s blog (last week):

Eritreans attack first responders at fire at migrant centre Bamburg Germany


MIGRANT CRISIS – FRANCE

From Breitbart:

WATCH: 300 Migrants Storm French Theatre…to Demand Legal Status


MIGRANT CRISIS – DENMARK

Some parts of Somalia are now safe enough apparently for the migrants to return to. From Voice of Europe:

Danish Minister for Migration: “Somalis go home and rebuild your country”


MIGRANT CRISIS – LIBYA

Increasingly we are hearing reports of a trade in human organs cut out of migrants in transit through Libya. Here is one such report from the ibtimes:

African slaves cut open for their kidneys in Libya’s burgeoning organ trafficking market


PATREON – A THREAT

According to website Far Left Watch:

Patreon allows armed Antifa group to raise money for “revolution”

From Jonathan Turley’s blog, an article about Patreon that mentions the recent “sacking” of popular Youtuber Carl Benjamin aka “Sargon of Akkad”:

Patreon: A Threat To Free Speech

Jordan Peterson is apparently working on a solution, there is also a clip about that included in the above article.


MERRY XMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Anyway,

Merry Christmas everyone and a Happy New Year,

Let’s hope it’s a good one without Project Fear.


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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