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Other Items That Caught Our Eye This Week - w/e 15 June

by The Participator – 16 Jun 2019

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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.


SPOTLIGHT ON – PETERBOROUGH BY-ELECTION

The spotlight continues to be shining on the Peterborough by-election. From Breitbart:

Peterborough By-Election: Police Investigate Five Fraud Allegations

Peterborough Today published this article:

Authorities insist ‘no evidence’ of electoral fraud in the Peterborough by-election as police investigate allegations

In addition to the concerns about the high percentage of postal votes, the above article also mentioned other concerns. Quote:

Conservative city councillor Shazia Bashir, who was formerly a Labour supporter, alleged to the PT that a few years ago she had seen electoral fraud first-hand in Eastern European and Asian areas of the city and firmly believes it still happens now.

Election observation group Democracy Volunteers sent a team of activists to cover the by-election and “identified an emerging concern in the frequency in which individuals were observed to be photographing their completed ballot papers”.

The practice of photographing ballot papers is thought to be connected with the practice of buying votes. There is a website for Democracy Volunteers, they published this statement here last week:

PRELIMINARY STATEMENT – Peterborough Parliamentary By-election 06/06/19

They also mention the practice of “family voting” which they say they observed in 50% of all polling stations.

Another article from Politicalite on the subject:

BANG TO RIGHTS: Proof That Labour Are LYING About The Peterborough By-Election

From the Daily Mail:

Voting in Labour’s Peterborough by-election win was ‘like corrupt Kazakhstan’, observers warn as police probe five cases of ‘malpractice’

See also our post on the subject from this week including many links:

Peterborough By-Election Postal Voting Questions

A document from local political activists on the subject of electoral fraud:

Understanding Electoral Fraud (A view of local political activists)

Sub-title:

Understanding electoral fraud vulnerability in Pakistani and Bangladeshi origin communities in England.

Although the document is published on their website, the Electoral Commission seem to be distancing themselves from it with this statement:

Disclaimer: This report presents the results of independent academic research that do not represent an official position of the Electoral Commission or Universities of Manchester and Liverpool


BREXIT NEWS – X DAYS TO GO

From the Times:

Brexit: Suspending parliament to force through no-deal not illegal, says attorney-general

From the Express:

‘You get £800k in EU funding!’ Brexiteer MP exposes lobby groups Project Fear Brexit

From 2017, view from Martin Howe QC:

We don’t owe the EU any money


CONSERVATIVE PARTY NEWS

Theresa May apparently intends to block a No Deal Brexit. From the Daily Mail:

Theresa May threatens to block No Deal Brexit ‘by joining forces with Rudd and Hammond’ as friends say she voted for Remainer Rory Stewart in Tory contest

Six blue bottles were left hanging on the wall in the Conservative Party leadership contest. Only Boris Johnson, Jeremy Hunt, Michael Gove, Dominic Raab, Sajid Javid, and Rory Stewart remain in the race.

From the Express:

Boris Johnson compared to Adolf Hitler by chairman of the Conservative Muslim Forum

Sajid Javid told us what we already knew about him. From Breitbart:

‘I’m a Big Fan of Immigration’: Javid Calls to Scrap Tens of Thousands Target in Leadership Pitch

We were reminded of this story from last year. From the Sun:

JAVID FAMILY VISA ‘SCAM’ Relatives of Home Secretary Sajid Javid accused of running ‘cash for visas’ con targeting migrants who wanted to come to Britain

We were also reminded of this interview clip (short video clip linked in the tweet):

Sajid Javid: "Vote for me – I'm a Muslim" https://t.co/76IOEn3SY2 via @YouTube#anotheronebitesthedust#rorystewartx

if there are still any Tory party members out there
Inwardly digest, this country has suffered enough

— Dee #BBCFakeNews WTOBrexit (@trotman_deirdre) June 10, 2019

From Breitbart:

Delingpole: Theresa May’s £1 Trillion ‘Net Zero Carbon’ Suicide Note

View on the story from the Telegraph:

Theresa May is about to spend £1 trillion on a pointless policy. This climate madness has to end


LABOUR PARTY NEWS

Something slightly ironic going on here we thought. From order-order:

Labour Staff Formally Decide to Hold Ballot on Strike Action

From the Express:

Judge tells Corbyn – you make criminals look like PEACE KEEPERS as he tries to save brute


CHUKA LEAVES THE CUK PARTY

.. and joins the Liberal Democrats. From the Sun:

ALL CHANGE Chuka Umunna joins Liberal Democrats after leaving Change UK


NUCLEAR POWER

A slightly alarming story, from the Express:

Scotland could be NUKED and EVACUATED if French firm EDF reopen dodgy nuclear reactor’


ACIDIC BBC COMEDY

Not very funny comedienne Jo Brand made a big splash this week with a comment about acid attacks. Despite the fact that many were grossly offended by her comments, the police apparently decided not to take any action. From the Telegraph:

Jo Brand will be back on Radio 4 next week, as police say they will take no further action over her comments

The Prime Minister Theresa May also apparently called for the BBC to give an explanation. From order-order:

PM Calls For BBC to Explain Jo Brand’s Acid Attack Broadcast

We will be looking at this case in more detail in a post next week.


BBC NEWS

Much commentary about an announcement from the BBC this week. From the Express:

BBC licence fee scandal: Join us to stop axing of free TV licences as 3.7m lose benefit

From the Daily Mail:

Backlash over BBC’s betrayal of the elderly: Pensioners will be risking a prison sentence if they refuse to buy a TV licence – while the corporation pays million-pound salaries to its galaxy of stars


NHS NEWS

From the Times:

Dentist closures leave thousands without access to NHS treatment

From the Daily Mail:

Hatred that’s SHAMED her family: Sickened relatives of NHS worker who screamed ‘Nazi scum’ at Trump supporter say they can’t understand what happened to the girl they knew


MIGRANT CRISIS – UK

From Sky News:

Forty migrants intercepted in attempt to cross English Channel


INTELLECTUALS DISCUSS THE RISE OF ISLAM IN EUROPE

Douglas Murray spoke at a panel discussion on the subject of the rise of Islam in Europe (1 hour 18 mins) (hat-tip to Vlad Tepes’s blog for publicizing this discussion):

Douglas Murray & Israeli Intellectuals: The Rise of Islam in Europe and its Effect on Israel


ISLAMOPHOBIA AGENDA

From the Daily Mail:

BBC bosses accused of ‘sanitising’ Islamist attacks after it emerges reporters will be told to stop using the word ‘terror’ unless quoting someone else


JIHAD NEWS

From the Telegraph (new article about a story that has been developing for a while it seems):

Iran-linked terrorists caught stockpiling explosives in north-west London

From order-order:

Dodgy ‘Counter Terrorism’ Think Tank Run by Hamas Apologist Who Took Corbyn to Meet Them


LGBTQI VS ISLAM CONTINUED …

From the Guardian:

Birmingham anti-LGBT protesters banned from school by injunction


CRIME WAVE – UK

Compelling testimony from the father of a girl who was a victim of rape gangs. From Vlad Tepes’s blog:

A father’s testimony on muslim rape gangs and his own daughter

A possible case of dogophobia took place in London, the victim has sadly died of his injuries. From the Evening Standard:

Dog row ‘behind murder of man in east London park’

Quote:

The 61-year-old was a member of the River Church in Canning Town and a director of the River Christian Centre, and is understood to have travelled widely in Africa and eastern Europe to preach as a missionary.

Mohammed Metowlli was charged with GBH according to the above article.

President Trump condemned London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s track record on violent crime:

LONDON needs a new mayor ASAP. Khan is a disaster – will only get worse! https://t.co/n7qKI3BbD2

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 15, 2019


JULIAN ASSANGE EXTRADITION

From the Express:

Julian Assange extradition papers signed – Javid says decision now with courts


OTHER EU NEWS

From the Express:

EU civil war: Germany warns Italy NOT to cross bloc as Rome braces for £3billion fine

From the Daily Mail:

Anger over £440,000 ‘golden goodbye’ payments to EU top dogs Jean-Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk when they stand down later this year


YELLOW VEST NEWS – FRANCE

31 weeks on, the yellow vest protests in France are continuing. From Vlad Tepes’s blog:

Yellow Vest Videos for France, June 15, 2019

Tear gas was in use in Toulouse:

French police used massive amounts of tear gas on anti-government protesters in Toulouse earlier – another day marked by shocking government violence. Perhaps if this happened 6,000 miles away in Hong Kong the BBC would report it. pic.twitter.com/aOdAiSPNmD #GiletsJaunes #Acte31

— Richard Wellings (@RichardWellings) June 15, 2019

More scenes of police brutality:

WATCH | This is the European Union in 2019: protestors tear-gassed and beaten by French police for opposing Brussels' golden boy Emmanuel Macron. How this hasn't had more coverage by mainstream media is unforgivable!#Acte31 #GiletsJaunes

Support us at https://t.co/iICfFb8qqg pic.twitter.com/dRNZGBVynZ

— Leave.EU (@LeaveEUOfficial) June 15, 2019


MARINE LE PEN TO STAND TRIAL

From the Daily Mail:

Marine Le Pen is ordered to stand trial for tweeting pictures of ISIS murders that showed US journalist being beheaded

From Vlad Tepes’s blog, a French blogger comments on the situation in France including the charges against Marine Le Pen (video):

One of France’s top few bloggers updates us on the state of the nation


NETHERLANDS

From the Netherlands, a confrontation between teacher and students:

Dutch teacher in a multicultural school gets called "pedophile" by his students.

He calmly tells them that he's not but that prophet Mohammad was since he consumated his marriage to Aisha when she was 9.

The school suspends him & the students say that he should get raped pic.twitter.com/yyNTRbhK18

— BasedPoland (@BasedPoland) June 12, 2019


MIGRANT CRISIS – ITALY

From Yahoo News:

How Italy’s migrant model town Riace veered far-right


MIGRANT CRISIS – SWEDEN

From Breitbart:

90 Per Cent of Moroccan ‘Minor’ Migrants in Sweden Are Adults

Explosions are now a regular thing in Sweden, possibly the situation should even be considered a national emergency. From Quillette:

It’s Time for Sweden to Admit Explosions Are a National Emergency


CHRISTIANS PERSECUTED

From Gatestone Institute:

The Suppressed Plight of Palestinian Christians

From Jihad Watch:

Burkina Faso: Muslims murder 19 Christians, injure 13 others — “There’s no Christian anymore in this town”


SOUTH SUDAN CRISIS

From the Express:

South Sudan crisis: More than 60 percent of population suffering from severe hunger


SOUTH CHINA SEA TENSIONS

From the Express:

South China Sea: Beijing tensions ERUPT as US names Taiwan a country, breaking old pact


A CLAIM ABOUT THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

From Judicial Watch, a claim about the Steele dossier:

Judicial Watch: State Department Emails Show Coordination Between Obama State Department and House Democrat Leader on Christopher Steele/Russia


A NEW AMENDMENT?

From Jonathan Turley’s blog:

Trump Supports Flag Burning Amendment


SOCIAL MEDIA CENSORSHIP

From Breitbart:

Exclusive: Facebook’s Process to Label You a ‘Hate Agent’ Revealed


SOCIAL MEDIA LIBERATION

Finally some possibly very good news, Jordan Peterson is involved in a new social media venture that is due to be released in August. It will not only be a social media platform with interesting features for discussing content such as books, video, audio, it will also have a subscription system so people won’t have to rely on biased platforms like Patreon and Youtube. From Information Liberation:

Jordan Peterson Announces Free Speech Social Media And Patreon Alternative ‘Thinkspot’


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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