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Weekly Roundup Of News And Opinion - w/e 27 July

by The Participator – 28 Jul 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. Please remember this is not intended to be a comprehensive news round up.


BORIS JOHNSON BECOMES UK PRIME MINISTER

SAJID JAVID BECOMES THE CHANCELLOR

PRITI PATEL BECOMES THE HOME SECRETARY

DOMINIC RAAB BECOMES THE FOREIGN SECRETARY

OTHER IMPORTANT APPOINTMENTS

Michael Gove becomes chancellor of the duchy of Lancaster. Ben Wallace becomes defense secretary. Steve Barclay continues as Brexit secretary. Andrea Leadsom becomes business, energy and industrial strategy secretary. Matt Hancock stays on as health secretary. Gavin Williamson becomes education secretary. Amber Rudd becomes work and pensions secretary.

More details on the ministerial appointments here from politico.eu:

Who’s who in Team Boris

Jacob Rees Mogg was appointed as the grammar Nazi-general. From the BBC:

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Is he right to ban these words?

On a more serious note though, Jacob Rees-Mogg has been appointed as leader of the House of Commons, which may be an important role in getting the UK out of the EU finally, especially considering how many Remain MPs are still sitting in the House of Commons.

There has been quite a bit of commentary on Dominic Cummings’s appointment (as a senior adviser apparently):

Boris Bringing Back Dominic Cummings

The Guardian drew our attention to the appointment of Chloe Westley as social media chief:

Boris Johnson urged to dismiss aide who called far-right activist a hero

The “far-right activist” in question was Anne Marie Waters of the For Britain party.

Steve Baker declined an appointment. From the Express:

Brexit architect Steve Baker REJECTS Boris Johnson’s job offer – ‘I would be powerless’

According to Breitbart, Roger Scruton gets his Government Commission job back:

Conservative Philosopher Scruton Gets Govt Commission Job Back After Smears

BORIS AND TRADE DEALS

From the BBC:

Trump: US and UK working on ‘very substantial’ trade deal

From the Express:

Brexit deal between UK and Australia ’within weeks’! Boris brings ‘new opportunity’

PMQs

Video clip in this tweet:

MUST WATCH | Boris wipes the floor with Corbyn and McDonnell in his first Commons appearance as PM. The gloves are off and playtime is over – after three feeble years of Theresa May, Labour weren't ready for this!

Support our work at https://t.co/ntwXbJeHQw pic.twitter.com/orQ8A437RQ

— Leave.EU (@LeaveEUOfficial) July 25, 2019

A longer clip here:

Boris Destroys Corbyn in Under Seven Minutes

BORIS AND THE UK MIGRANT CRISIS

One of the first announcements from the new PM was to abandon the 2010 Conservative Party manifesto pledge to reduce net immigration to the 10s of 1000s:

Boris Johnson axes Theresa May’s vow to lower immigration to the ‘tens of thousands’

Opinion from Breitbart:

Lane: Boris Johnson Can’t Win the Love of the BBC By Giving Out a Million British Passports

Opinion from Alexander Boot:

Boris needs to rethink immigration

The Migration Watch campaign group launches a petition against Boris’s previously stated desire to grant illegal immigrants an amnesty.

Migration Watch Launches Petition Against BoJo’s Illegal Migrant Amnesty Proposal

Here is a direct link to the petition if you want to sign it:

Rule out any prospect of granting an amnesty on illegal immigration

BORIS AND LAW AND ORDER

From the BBC:

Recruitment of 20,000 new police officers to begin ‘within weeks’

BORIS AND FOREIGN POLICY

The UK appears to be changing course on foreign policy. From the Daily Mail:

Boris Johnson rips up Theresa May’s Iran policy and orders Royal Navy warships to begin escorting British ships in Strait of Hormuz

From the Express:

How Britain’s ship sell-offs risk sinking the Royal Navy and ‘endangering’ the country

Richard and Judy are on the case:

Once proud Navy’s in dire straits, say RICHARD AND JUDY


MIGRANT CRISIS – UK

From the Daily Mail:

Sajid Javid’s crackdown on people-smugglers using the Channel as a gateway to UK is slammed as a failure after it emerges 725 migrants have reached Kent by boat this year

From the Sun:

VISA FURY Campaign group that defended Jihadi John gets approval to bring migrants into Britain

GROUNDED Six foreign criminals among murderers and child rapists whose deportation was blocked by posh activists ‘STILL in UK’ two years later

From the Daily Mail:

Slovakian robber who attacked a 12-year-old girl in the street is set to be deported for a SECOND TIME after sneaking back into the UK under a new name

From Kurdistan 24:

UK sentences members of Kurdish-led gang up to 10 years for human trafficking

From the Telegraph:

Taxpayers paid £57m to lawyers who successfully fought Government attempts to deport suspected terrorists and illegal immigrants

From the Guardian:

Glasgow asylum-seeker evictions begin amid warning of homelessness crisis


BREXIT NEWS – X DAYS TO GO

From the Express, according to the Attorney General:

Boris told he CAN legally pull UK out of EU on October 31 despite Remain election plot

The Brexit-supporting ERG vowed to block Boris’s deal plan. From the Express:

Brexit warning: Boris Johnson under threat as ERG vow to vote against his deal

From the Express:

Brexit chaos: McDonnell spectacularly exposes utter disarray of Labour’s Brexit policy

Also from the Express:

Brexit Party MEP June Mummery delivers astonishing speech to EU fisheries team – WATCH

Quote:

“… will the Director recognise that the British fishing industry deserves to be free from EU interference in its affairs and that the UK Government alone has the right to re-distribute fishing opportunities in UK waters that were previously given to EU vessels under equal access rules?”

It has been claimed that June Mummery was purposely left out of the European Union Fisheries Committee team.

From Euro News:

French minister tells Johnson: you can’t ban our fisherman from your waters

From the Express:

Revealed: 41 Labour MPs prepared to abandon Corbyn and back Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal

The Darren Grimes thing might not be quite over yet. From order-order:

Electoral Commission Grilled Over Darren Grimes Cock-Up

A lone anti-Brexit protestor who has become notorious for protesting outside parliament has been banned according to Vote Watch:

ANNOYING Anti-Brexit ‘Loser’ BANNED Over Constant Harassment

Does this infringe our right to peacefully protest? Let us know in the comments below.

According to order-order, Soames spoke for the nation on the subject:

Soames Speaks for the Nation


LABOUR PARTY NEWS

From the Express:

Tom Watson urged to apologise to Carl Beech’s victims following attacks

People are starting to notice, the Labour Party is the only party yet to have a female leader. From order-order:

Every Party Has Had a Female Leader… Except One


BREXIT PARTY NEWS

From order-order:

Richard Tice Suing Femi for Libel Over Anti-Semitism Claims


LIBERAL DEMOCRAT PARTY NEWS

From the Sun:

LIBERAL LEADER Jo Swinson elected new Lib Dems leader and vows to defeat Boris and stop Brexit

Jo Swinson wants a second referendum but would not accept the result of it if the vote didn’t go her way. From order-order:

Jo Swinson: I Won’t Accept Result of Second Referendum


WATERMELON PARTY NEWS

Caroline Lucas makes it clear she doesn’t like democracy. She wants a second referendum but would not accept the result of it if the vote didn’t go her way. Are you experiencing deja vu or did you just read the same sentence above? From order-order:

Caroline Lucas: I Won’t Accept Result of Second Referendum


BBC NEWS (NEWS ABOUT THE BBC)

Some former BBC employees turned whistleblowers are making claims about a Panorama documentary from 2013:

I’m a former BBC reporter, Robert Stuart is a former journalist. We have @TVOFFAL ex BBC as well. And then a former BBC staff who has since contacted me. This is all about the Panorama documentary from 2013 which the evidence suggests was a fabrication @racheljupp #Panorama pic.twitter.com/HSEiJYraYX

— Anna Brees (@BreesAnna) July 22, 2019


CRIME WAVE – UK

From the BBC:

Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac face carjacking gang

From My London:

South London thug who punched police officer in the head avoids jail

From the Met Police:

Sixteen sentenced to a total of sixty-one years for ‘county lines’ drug offences

From the Express:

Rotherham grooming gang: The child rape brothers given £500k in legal aid

From the Mirror:

Telford abuse victims’ fury after council refused £150k that could have saved hundreds

From the East Anglian Daily Times:

Police to increase patrols after ‘terrifying’ Ipswich rape

From the Lancashire Telegraph:

Boy, 16, mugged by gang of 15 men in Burnley

From the Birmingham Mail:

Watch: Moment crowd of rioting teenagers STORM Aldi supermarket and smash it up


ANTI-SEMITISM ON THE RISE

From Vote Watch (an incident from a few years ago apparently):

WATCH: P’boro Labour Pro-Hamas Thugs Attack “Dirty Jew” – TERRIFYING Video Emerges


ISLAMOPHOBIA AGENDA

In what has been described as a “parting shot”, apparently Theresa May appointed an imam who has accused Boris of “legitimizing hate”. From Breitbart:

New Govt ‘Islamophobia’ Adviser is HOPE Not Hate Imam Who Said Boris ‘Legitimised Hatred’

An agenda from Manchester City Council from 10th July caught out attention:

Council Wednesday, 10th July, 2019 10.00 am

The agenda calls on the chief executive of the council to:

Write to government ministers asking them to listen to Muslim communities and the cross-party group of MPs and peers and to adopt this definition of Islamophobia which classifies discrimination against Muslims as a form of racism.

From Kipper Central:

EXCLUSIVE: Man Arrested & Imprisoned For 5 Weeks For Painting “Islam Is Questionable” On His House

From the Daily Mail, an ironically named TV channel is banned:

Sky Islamic channel Peace TV faces ban in Britain for saying gay people are worse than pigs and magicians should be executed

Quote:

‘Even an animal that is defiled by Islam, the pig – as nasty and corrupted and contaminated as a pig is – you never see two male pigs that are trying to have sex together. That’s insanity.

From the Daily Mail, a bit of good news on the Islamophobia front for a change:

Police arrest preacher, 64, and grab his Bible… for promoting Christianity: Pastor accused of hate speech for ‘racist’ comments about Islam wins £2,500 payout from Scotland Yard


LGBTQI VS ISLAM

The battle of wills rages on in Birmingham. Katie Hopkins tweeted this clip from the front line:

4 mums BANNED from #ParkfieldPrimary for trying to discuss why they don’t want LGBT teaching foisted onto 4 year olds.

Listen to Amir. He is a beautiful man. pic.twitter.com/8Uxj4SZSpu

— Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) July 26, 2019

From Sky News:

Clashes outside primary school over same-sex relationship lessons


OTHER EU NEWS

From EU Observer:

Macron: 14 EU states agree on a migration ‘mechanism’

From the Independent:

EU takes Hungary’s far-right government to court for making it illegal to help asylum seekers

Opinion from the Slog:

REVEALED: the EU plans to remove all free speech, but has no plans to deal with an econo-fiscal disaster


GERMANY – LOOMING ECONOMIC CRISIS?

Headlines appeared this week claiming that Germany was on the brink. From the Express:

Germany financial chaos: Merkel on brink as economy in freefall and ‘heading for a crisis’

From the Telegraph:

German economy in ‘freefall’ as exhausted Draghi loses his magic

From order-order:

German Manufacturing ‘Free Falls’ to Worst Level in 7 Years


POLITICAL CHANGE IN GREECE?

From the Gatestone Institute:

Greece’s New Government: Undoing the Damage of Years of Socialist Rule

Apparently immigration is now going to be viewed as a threat to citizen safety, and the country has a single party centre right government which will not have to accommodate Marxists etc.

Also from the Gatestone Institute, according to this article from April an area of Athens called Exarchia has been taken over by an unholy alliance of far-left “anarchists” and migrant crime gangs:

Greece: A “No-Go” Zone in Athens?


CREEPING SHARIA IN ITALY?

From Jonathan Turley’s blog:

Italian Town Makes Blasphemy Illegal


JIHAD NEWS

From EU Observer:

2,500 foreign terrorist fighters ‘unaccounted for’

From the Sun:

BRAINWASHED BABIES Kids as young as two praise ISIS and vow to ‘crush’ Westerners in chilling footage from Shamima Begum refugee camp in Syria

From Gatestone Institute:

Radicalization of Kids: A Global Threat

From Jihad Watch:

Australia: Parliament set to ban Islamic State jihadis from returning home


HONG KONG PROTESTS

From the Telegraph:

Who are the Chinese ‘triads’ accused of attacks on Hong Kong protesters?

From order-order:

Boris, please show the world that Britain will keep her promise on Hong Kong’s freedom


JEFFREY EPSTEIN TRIAL

From the Gateway Pundit:

Court Subpoenas Jeffrey Epstein’s Personal Pilots for Flight Logs — Will Show Bill Clinton on 27 Flights, Most with Underage Girls


MUELLER MELODRAMA?

From Jonathan Turley’s blog:

Mueller Meltdown: Commentators Attempt To Spin Disaster For Democrats

Quote:

This is the problem with the state of media today. Channels and commentators are now part of formula coverage that requires them to advance the expected position regardless of the actual news. It is advocacy journalism and yesterday is an example of how detached it has become from real journalism.


WILL PRESIDENT TRUMP’S WALL EVER BE BUILT?

The building of the wall seemed a little closer after a vote by the Supreme Court. From Jonathan Turley’s blog:

Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Trump On Funds For Border Wall


SOCIAL MEDIA CENSORSHIP – EXPOSED

An astonishing interview by Project Veritas of a senior Google engineer who says he is a President Trump supporter (via Vlad Tepes’s blog):

Current Sr. Google Engineer Goes Public on Camera: Tech is “dangerous,” “taking sides”

Is this a genuine sign of more open-mindedness from Google, or a cynical ploy in a damage limitation exercise? Let us know in the comments below …


ANTIFA MAY BE DECLARED A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION

Finally some good news from the POTUS possibly (if he goes ahead with it):

Consideration is being given to declaring ANTIFA, the gutless Radical Left Wack Jobs who go around hitting (only non-fighters) people over the heads with baseball bats, a major Organization of Terror (along with MS-13 & others). Would make it easier for police to do their job!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 27, 2019


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