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Other Items That Caught Our Eye This Week - w/e 20 April

by The Participator – 21 Apr 2019

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.


BREAKING NEWS SUNDAY 21st – MAJOR ATTACKS ON CHURCHES IN SRI LANKA, MORE THAN 150 DEAD


BREXIT NEWS – ∞ DAYS TO GO?

MPs will be given another vote in the next few weeks on the question of a customs union apparently. From the Evening Standard:

MPs to be given fresh vote on Brexit customs union as Tories face Euro election ‘wipe-out’

From the Sun:

BREXTRAVAGANCE Ministers ‘wasted’ £13m on failing to persuade MPs to back Theresa May’s Brexit deal and a hard exit that never happened

A legal challenge is continuing:

WHAT THE MEDIA BLACKOUT TELLS US ABOUT THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA


EU ELECTION NEWS

From the Express:

May faces BACKLASH after two anti-Brexit Tory candidates selected for European elections

From the Express:

Farage’s Brexit Party DECIMATING ‘vulnerable’ Tories ahead of European elections


BREXIT PARTY NEWS

Well known Brexiteer John Longworth will be standing as an MEP for the Brexit Party apparently. From the Express:

Brexiteer John Longworth OUTLINES how it would be his ‘duty’ to FRUSTRATE EU as an MEP

Lord Adonis will be standing for Labour against Annunziata Rees-Mogg apparently. From the Telegraph:

Andrew Adonis running as an MEP perfectly sums up the nature of the Brussels gravy train

UKIP lost 3 more MEPs, according to order-order:

Three More UKIP MEPs Defect to Farage’s Brexit Party

The two parties are still at loggerheads. From Unity News Network:

Farage ATTACKS UKIP provoking social media FURY!


CONSERVATIVE PARTY NEWS

Jacob Rees-Mogg tweeted (includes clip of radio interview on the subject):

Anti-Islamic comments have no place in society. pic.twitter.com/FVfVenOzVW

— Jacob Rees-Mogg (@Jacob_Rees_Mogg) April 18, 2019

From the Express:

Jacob Rees-Mogg makes SHOCK claim about Brexit Party in LATEST Brexit intervention

Johnny Mercer MP sort of half apologized in the Spectator for the comments he made about Roger Scruton that we shared last week:

Why I was wrong to call for Roger Scruton to be sacked


ROGER SCRUTON FIGHTS BACK AGAINST FAR-LEFT SLANDER

From order-order:

Roger Scruton Calls for New Statesman to Release Tapes of Interview That Got Him Fired


LGBTQI VS ISLAM

Comment is awaited from UK Muslims at the latest push from teachers. From the BBC:

Primary pupils ‘must learn about same-sex relationships’


TRANSGENDER AGENDA

From the Daily Mail:

How I was compared to a Nazi – then sacked: Christian teacher fired for posting a petition against transgender issues being taught at her son’s CofE school reveals the abuse she received for standing up for her beliefs

In the US, the famous Hollywood actress Charlize Theron announced her 7 year old son is a daughter:

Charlize Theron reveals her daughter, 7, is transgender By Jessica Napoli | Fox News


GLOBAL WARMING AGENDA

Climate change activists tried to bring London to a standstill this week. From the BBC:

Extinction Rebellion London protest: Arrests top 100

Actress Emma Thompson jetted in to join the protests. From the Daily Mail:

Dame Emma jets 5,400 miles to show how green she is! Actress issues call-to-arms for climate activists to back the protest currently crippling London - having flown from LA to make her point

From order-order:

Protesters Glue Themselves to Fence Outside Corbyn’s House

Commentary from Jeremy Corbyn’s brother who denounces the protests. From the Express:

Corbyn’s brother labels climate change a ‘hoax’ and slams London protestors – ‘DERANGED!’


YELLOW VEST NEWS – UK

From the Daily Mail:

Full force of the law (if you’re a Brexiteer)! Heavy-handed police shove Yellow Vest protesters outside Parliament… after skateboarding and raving with eco-anarchists in week


FREEDOM OF SPEECH

Former editor of the Guardian ALAN RUSBRIDGER writes in defence of freedom of speech at the Daily Mail of all places:

ALAN RUSBRIDGER: The woman who was banned from Facebook for posting these two photos of the Iranian volleyball team – and a chilling threat to your free speech


LONDONDERRY RIOTS

From the BBC:

Lyra McKee: Two teenage men arrested in connection with journalist’s killing


CRIME WAVE – UK

From My London:

Gang members convicted of trafficking South London girls as young as 14


JIHAD NEWS – UK

The lawfare continues. From the Sun:

THE BEGUM BOWL ISIS bride Shamima Begum’s lawyer fined for overcharging taxpayers in legal aid fees

From the Telegraph:

Shamima Begum hires Gareth Peirce, the human rights lawyer who represented Abu Qatada


OTHER EU NEWS

From the Guardian:

Why does the EU need a €13bn defence fund? It should be waging peace

From facts4eu:

EXCLUSIVE – First ‘EU Army’ Factsheet is Published - The Shocking Truth For MPs and the British Public

Meanwhile the British Army is set to shrink. From the Express:

Outrage as British army to become SMALLER than Serbia and Cambodia


NOTRE DAME FIRE

From the Telegraph:

Notre-Dame fire: Cathedral ‘was 15 minutes from destruction’ say officials as Macron pledges to rebuild it in five years

Of course there has been a lot of speculation that the fire was started deliberately, as there have been a lot of arson attacks on churches in France lately. From Breitbart (March):

Twelve French Churches Attacked, Vandalized in One Week


POSSIBLE POPE IS CONCERNED ABOUT THE MIGRANT CRISIS

From Voice of Europe:

Pope’s possible successor says mass migration is in reality an invasion and will lead to the extinction of Europe if not stopped


YELLOW VEST NEWS – FRANCE

Some footage of riot police allegedly attacking journalists:

This shocking footage appears to show French police beating up journalists during the Yellow Vest protests last week. When will the BBC and other major media start properly reporting the appalling human rights abuses of the Macron government?pic.twitter.com/gps6MFkXaE #GiletsJaunes

— Richard Wellings (@RichardWellings) April 19, 2019

In Bordeaux:

Footage of peaceful #GiletsJaunes protesters being gassed today in Bordeaux during #ActeXXIII. While #Macron lectures the British on #Brexit and Venezuela on human rights and democracy, this is what he is doing week after week to his own people. #YellowVests pic.twitter.com/IVJ7VYLPsF

— Simply Beautiful (@SimplyBeautific) April 20, 2019

As usual Vlad Tepes’s blog has a page devoted to video footage of the protests:

FRANCE - YELLOW VESTS PROTEST - WEEK 23

Also from Vlad Tepes’s blog, a reminder that there are different groups involved in the protests:

Blackblock/ANTIFA smash up Paris windows


GERMANY – AfD ATTACKED

From Vlad Tepes’s blog

Communists torch cars of AfD members, burn building nearby


MUELLER REPORT

Newt Gingrich commented on the Mueller Report at Fox News:

Newt Gingrich: Caught up in the Mueller media madness

Quote:

The 2016 disappointment led the left to invent the Russian collusion explanation because they could not bring themselves to tell Hillary it was her fault she lost.

From the Express:

Trump to be IMPEACHED? Senator Warren calls for President to be OUSTED over Mueller report


ASIA BIBI IN HIDING

From Breitbart:

Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi to Spend Easter in Hiding Despite Blasphemy Acquittal

The PM announced she will be allowed to leave the country in weeks according to the above article.


JACKANORY WITH THERESA MAY

Finally in our now time-honoured tradition of trying to cheer our readers up after our weekly avalanche of bad news, we leave you with this humorous clip (click on the link to see the video clip):

Jackanory with Theresa May pic.twitter.com/kcUMdlj9YC

— OneOfMany (@OneOfMa37459621) April 20, 2019


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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