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Other Items That Caught Our Eye This Week - w/e 6 July

by The Participator – 7 Jul 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.


TOMMY ROBINSON CONVICTED!!!

From Breitbart:

Judges Reconvict Tommy Robinson for Contempt of Court

Tommy may now be sent back to prison, where no doubt the authorities will put his life in danger once again. Tommy and others spoke at a conference:

LIVE conference on Muslim RAPE GANGS in UK (Tommy Robinson)

Avi Yemeni was outside the court room (short video clip in this tweet):

Is this the greatest IRONY of the entire #TommyRobinson case?

I think so.

Help save him: https://t.co/5H2yKLG6jA pic.twitter.com/SahDAyE59c

— Avi Yemini (@OzraeliAvi) July 7, 2019


EU NEWS – APPOINTMENTS

From the Daily Mail:

Meet the new EU presidents who make Donald Tusk & Co look like saints: One has a criminal conviction and the other is mired in controversy

Ursula von der Leyen, former German defence minister replaces Juncker as EU Commission President. From politico.eu:

The inconvenient truth about Ursula von der Leyen

Christine Lagarde becomes the head of the European Central Bank. A timely reminder of her achievements (from 2016) from the Independent:

Christine Lagarde convicted: IMF head found guilty of criminal charges over massive government payout

Socialist David Maria Sassoli becomes the European Parliament’s president, according to the Express:

EU stitch up! Italian socialist named European Parliament president after backroom deal

A new leader of the European Council was also announced. From the European Council:

European Council appoints new EU leaders

Charles Michel is now President of the European Council. Some newly appointed “high representatives” are also mentioned in the above article.

The Telegraph was also withering about the latest appointments:

The EU is a sham democracy, and its pitiful new leaders are the proof

Opinion from Twitter account “Voice of Reason”:

We have got to get out of the disastrous EU before it’s too late. The recent appointment of diehard Euro-federalist loons will hasten the EU’s demise. We need to be well clear when the whole thing collapses – or we’ll be hit by the wreckage. https://t.co/dHCbZCtyxT

— Voice of Reason (@brexitblog_info) July 6, 2019


OTHER EU NEWS

From RTÉ:

Mercosur trade deal ‘will decimate’ Irish beef market – IFA

Quote (referring to the beef market in Ireland):

The EU’s new deal with the Mercosur bloc of South American countries will “decimate” the beef market here, according to the Irish Farmers’ Association.


BREXIT NEWS – X DAYS TO GO

The relentless media campaign against Brexit suffered a setback this week, as judges ruled the £350 Million a week on the Brexit battle bus was actually correct after all (the MSM including the BBC have claimed the figure was an exaggeration ever since the referendum). From order-order:

Judges Rule Boris Was Right, £350 Million a Week Acceptable as Gross Figure

The latest update on Robin Tilbrook’s legal challenge:

BREXIT CASE UPDATE

Christopher Booker has died, the Spectator have reprinted an article by him on the origins of the EU:

How the first world war inspired the EU

His famous book (co-authored with Richard North) is available from Amazon:

The Great Deception: Can the European Union Survive?


CONSERVATIVE PARTY NEWS

Politicians from all parties seem to be falling over each other at the moment with their promises to borrow and spend more. From order-order:

Boris Opens the Door to Increased Borrowing

It has become unfashionable to discuss the national debt and the deficit and previous commitments have not been met:

Annual Deficit is 5 Times the Size of EU’s Annual Bill

Boris is also suggesting tariff free zones at ports to boost trade. From order-order:

Boris Pledges Free Ports 150,000 Jobs Boost

Could there be implications for immigration control however, we wondered?

From the BBC:

Boris Johnson: PM tried to restrict ex-minister’s access to intelligence

The EU “data protection” law GDPR being used for political purposes (what a surprise). From the Express:

Tory leader LIVE: Hunt supporters demand investigation into Johnson’s ‘breaches of law’

Pretty soon Mr. Hunt’s opponents were responding in kind. From order-order:

Hunt Reported to Parliamentary Standards Commissioner Over MP Mailshot

Communist Conservative Olly Robbins resigned. From the Express:

Olly Robbins QUITS – shock resignation announced during Tory leadership hustings


BREXIT PARTY NEWS

The Brexit Party have also made a big spending promise From the Express:

Farage’s Brexit MASTERPLAN to crush new PM: Brexit Party’s £200bn boost to fight election

From the Express:

Brexit Party rise MAPPED: Which key marginals could the Brexit Party win in next election?

Ann Widdecombe made waves with her first speech at the EU. From order-order:

Widders’ Barnstorming Maiden Speech


BBC NEWS (NEWS ABOUT THE BBC)

From the Daily Mail:

BBC will use £12million of licence fee cash to pay highest-earning stars’ unpaid tax bills

From the Express:

TV licence fee fury as BBC spends £3m on mugs and magnets – equivalent of 20,000 licences


NHS NEWS

From the Daily Mail:

Foreign patients owe the NHS £27MILLION from last year as experts fear overseas visitors see the health service as a ‘soft touch’


TRANSGENDER AGENDA

From Breitbart:

UK Headmistress Suspends Two 10-Year-Olds for ‘Homophobia’

Quote:

The headteacher, Susan Papas, who obliged schoolchildren to participate in a “Gay Pride” parade

From the Daily Mail:

‘Binary sex matters!’ Former Olympic swimmer Sharron Davies sparks another transgender row after tweeting about the need for males and females for procreation

From the Sun:

SKIRT THE ISSUE Schoolgirls banned from wearing skirts as Bradford school insists on ‘gender-neutral’ trousers

Are trousers halal, we wondered?

A blow for the transgender agenda in Scotland as women apparently prefer single-sex facilities. From the Scotsman (last month):

Poll: Women in Scotland want to retain single-sex facilities

We have shared this link before but there are some interesting claims made here by an eminent psychologist:

Johns Hopkins Psychiatrist: It Is Starkly, Nakedly False That Sex Change Is Possible


CRIME WAVE – UK

From the Sun:

STAB SPREE Afghan asylum seeker ‘stabbed random shoppers after asking if they were English’

From the Manchester Evening News:

Teenage girl taunted with lewd remarks, then sexually assaulted in park

From the Express:

Croydon stabbing: Horror as pregnant woman stabbed to death – police name victim


THE LION OF LONDON BRIDGE PUT ON ANTI-TERROR WATCHLIST

From the Daily Mail:

‘Lion of London Bridge’ who was stabbed eight times as he confronted terrorist attackers ‘is put on anti-terror watch list after far-right extremists contacted him’


ISLAMOPHOBIA AGENDA

We mentioned last week that an ASDA employee has been wrongfully dismissed for sharing a Billy Connolly video that apparently had some anti-Islamic content. This week Douglas Murray comments on the incident at the Spectator:

Billy Connolly and the death of free speech

Katie Hopkins gave a presentation to a Jewish group and those involved were condemned by other Jewish groups who labelled Ms Hopkins as “far-right”. From Harry’s Place:

Mainstream Jewish organisations slam Katie Hopkins’ anti-Muslim film


JIHAD NEWS

From Breitbart:

Britain Has Highest Rate of ‘Exceptionally Dangerous’ Returning Jihadists in EU

From the Gatestone Institute:

Europe’s Missing Islamic State Fighters

The slaughter of Christians continues in Africa. From Barnabas Fund:

Jihadists massacre entire Christian village in Mali killing at least 100, many burnt to death


MIGRANT CRISIS – GERMANY

A woman who formerly voluntarily spent her time helping migrants has changed her views . From Gates of Vienna (video and transcript available here):

Life Among the Migrants for a “Stupid German Working Robot”

She states that she got fed up with the ingratitude and lies, and the abuse of Germany’s state hospitality. Quote:

I was also told that we are their stupid German working robots and they had no desire to live life the way we do. I have to say, that really turned me off. That made me ask myself, why in the world am I doing this?

Migrants rioted at a swimming pool in Germany, some threatened other swimmers. Beatrix Von Storch of the AfD spoke out about this and similar incidents. From Vlad Tepes’s blog:

‘Migrants’ force police to use tear gas as they riot at public pool


ISLAMIC EDUCATION (FOR NON-MUSLIM CHILDREN) IN DENMARK

From Israel Unwired:

Video leaked of Danish children being trained in Muslim prayer causes outrage


MIGRANT CRISIS

From Associated Press:

German and Italian ships rescue migrants


MIGRANT CRISIS – NORWAY

From SBS News:

Norwegian ex-minister gets jail term for sexually abusing asylum seekers


AN ESCALATION OF FAR-LEFT VIOLENCE

Some scenes of Antifa violence:

This is Antifa. Here’s a group of masked thugs beating an elderly man in Portland with a crowbar and macing him. https://t.co/xYzDcXiEnn

— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) June 30, 2019

Andy Ngo was attacked and hospitalized with injuries including a brain bleed. He writes at the Wall Street Journal:

A Leftist Mob Attacked Me in Portland

From Vlad Tepes’s blog:

“We’re going to sue Andy Ngo’s Antifa attackers into oblivion!” Harmeet Dhillon with Sebastian Gorka

From Campus Reform:

Fmr. Antifa member reacts to group’s attack on conservative writer Andy Ngo (VIDEO)

From Breitbart:

Nolte: CNN’s Antifa Pals Have Assaulted 15 Journalists

The Turning Point movement is compiling a list of far-left professors:

Professor Watchlist

Our post on the subject of Turning Point this week in case you missed it:

A Turning Point For The West?


SOCIAL MEDIA CENSORSHIP

From Vlad Tepes’s blog:

Twitter bans people now for discussing policies of the US government positively


TUNISIA RESTRICTS ISLAMIC FACE VEILS

From Breitbart:

Muslim-majority Tunisia Restricts Islamic Face Veils After Bombings


CHINA DEFYING US SANCTIONS

From the Express:

China’s terrifying military exposed as Beijing to buy Putin’s jets, defying US sanctions


NORTH KOREA TALKS

From the Telegraph:

Nuclear talks to resume as Donald Trump becomes first sitting US president to set foot in North Korea


WHAT’S COOKING IN THE ROBOT WORLD?

Finally to end on a less serious note, we have news that a London based company has created the world’s first robotic kitchen cook/dishwasher machine that can cook gourmet meals for you and wash the dishes afterwards. The prototype won the “Best of the Best” CES Shanghai award, video footage of the prototype in operation in this clip:

Moley Robotics At the World’s Consumer Electronics Show, Shanghai 2015

Good news for those who find cooking to be a chore, but a word of warning though, it’s not going to be cheap.


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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