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Weekly Roundup Of News And Opinion - w/e 17 August

by The Participator – 18 Aug 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. Please remember this is not intended to be a comprehensive news round up.


BREXIT NEWS – X DAYS TO GO

PM Boris Johnson reiterated his commitment to leaving the EU on 31st October in a tweet:

Jeremy Corbyn wants to cancel the referendum and argue about Brexit for years. I am committed to leading our country forward and getting Britain out of the EU by October 31st #LeaveOct31

— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) August 14, 2019

From order-order:

Boris Set to End Supremacy of EU Law in Days

Also from order-order (Sunday 18th):

Government Repeals the European Communities Act 1972

Some claimed the date could still be changed however so in their view the repeal was not yet set in stone. From the New European:

Professor debunks Brexit secretary’s claims he has ordered the repealing of the European Communities Act

There was disagreement about whether Boris would be able to shut down parliament in order to force a no-deal EU exit through however. From the Telegraph:

John Bercow says he will stop Boris Johnson from closing Parliament to secure Brexit

From the Express:

Boris Johnson CAN prorogue Parliament – and there’s nothing John Bercow can do to stop it

From the Telegraph:

Boris Johnson has public’s support to shut down Parliament to get Brexit over line, exclusive poll suggests

Also from the Telegraph, news of yet another Brexit court case, this time an attempt backed by 70 MPs including Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson to block a no-deal exit:

Date set for court bid to prevent Boris Johnson forcing through no-deal Brexit

A lot of rumours about plots this week. From Sky News:

Jeremy Corbyn plans to block no-deal Brexit by becoming ‘temporary’ PM

From the Telegraph:

Tory rebels ‘welcome’ plan to install Jeremy Corbyn as caretaker Prime Minister to stop no deal Brexit

Jo Swinson apparently wants to work with Tom Watson (though she has ruled out an alliance with Jeremy Corbyn), according to the Guardian:

Tom Watson urges Labour to work with Lib Dems to stop no-deal Brexit

From Breitbart:

Green Party Leader Proposes All-Female ‘Unity’ Cabinet to Block Brexit

That went down well. From order-order:

Leftists Turn on Caroline Lucas


THE PEOPLE’S PMQs

11 minute clip:

Prime Minister Boris Johnson Delivers The First Ever Peoples PMQs


MIGRANT CRISIS – UK

From the Times:

EU workers in Britain at record high

From the Daily Mail:

Afghan asylum seeker who tried to murder a stranger in Tesco while ‘fuelled’ with a desire to kill English people is jailed for 19 years

From order-order:

More International Students Coming To Study In Global Britain

From the Daily Mail:

Priti’s free movement battle: Home Secretary wants borders shut down on October 31 amid claims civil servants are ‘dragging their feet’


CRIME WAVE – UK

From the BBC:

Thames Valley Police officer killed in Berkshire

From Breitbart:

UK: Chemicals Thrown on Police Less Than 24 Hours After Officer Run Down By Hijacked Squad Car

From Breitbart:

Sudanese Migrant Jailed for ‘Extremely Savage’ Murder of Woman Who Refused Sex

Also from Breitbart:

Inmate with HIV Squirts Tube of Excrement and Urine in Guard’s Mouth, Walks Free from Court

Judge Brian Cummings QC let Miles Atkinson go with only a suspended sentence, despite causing considerable anxiety to the prison guards who had to be tested for HIV, and despite previous convictions.

From order-order:

Armed Police Cordon Off Home Office After ‘Stabbing’ Incident

From order-order:

Public Overwhelmingly Back Boris’s Stop-and-Search Policy


JIHAD NEWS – UK

From the Express:

Jihadi Jack: ISIS terrorist stripped of UK passport as Justin Trudeau goes ‘berserk’


ISLAMOPHOBIA AGENDA

From Jihad Watch:

Sharia UK: Police hunting for man who made a rude joke to a Muslim

From the Telegraph:

GCSE student disqualified after ‘over zealous’ examiner mistook vegetarianism for Islamophobia


LOOMING EU WIDE INTERNET CENSORSHIP

spiked-online reminds us of the looming EU Copyright Directive and mentions a briefing for a new EU Digital Services Act:

The EU’s latest assault on internet freedom

Quote:

One of the EU’s key concerns, as the briefing makes clear, is the lack of EU-wide rules and regulations covering what people can see and say online. The fight against online hate speech, for example, is said to be ‘expensive and inefficient across the Single Market’.

The article warns us to expect a legal definition of “hate speech” to follow before long.


LGBTQWERTY AGENDA

From the Daily Mail:

Bus driver is suspended after refusing to drive a vehicle with gay-pride rainbow colours on it because it ‘promoted homosexuality’


SAJID’S FIRST BUDGET PLAN

From the Express:

Sajid Javid considers plan to make house sellers foot stamp duty bill


EU TRADE WAR WITH INDONESIA?

From Reuters (last week):

Indonesia minister proposes dairy tariffs to fight EU biodiesel duties

From order-order:

EU Tariff War With Indonesia Gives Brexit Britain Opportunity to Cream Off Trade


MIGRANT CRISIS – EUROPE

From Breitbart:

EU Sees 10 Per Cent Surge in Asylum Claims in First Half of 2019

Also from Breitbart:

Macron Looking for Deal to Land NGO Ship Filled with Migrants in France


NORWAY ELECTIONS

From the Express:

Norway election: How 350,000 immigrants can VOTE in elections – ‘Doesn’t make sense’

Norway elections: Norwegians on collision course with EU over vow to ditch EEA membership


ISLAMOPHOBIA AGENDA – PAKISTAN

From Sky News:

Actress @MehwishHayat says the way Pakistani people are portrayed in Hollywood and Bollywood has "fuelled the rise of Islamophobia".

She's asking for a "fair" portrayal of her countrymen in films. #Sunrise

Get more news here: https://t.co/sGFikBewnY pic.twitter.com/Fe5qLkgiP9

— Sky News (@SkyNews) August 16, 2019


HONG KONG PROTESTS

From Breitbart:

Police Violently Repress Protests in Hong Kong, Leaving Pools of Blood Throughout the City

President Trump tweeted:

President Trump has labeled the Hong Kong protests "riots" and stressed that Beijing has been patient over a long period of time. If you can't support democratic activists risking their necks in the street — at LEAST don't side with their persecutors. The barest minimum.

— Jay Nordlinger (@jaynordlinger) August 12, 2019


SOCIAL MEDIA CENSORSHIP

From PA Pundits International:

How Google Discriminates Against Conservatives And Skeptics


ANTIFA VIOLENCE

From BasedPoland (includes video footage in clip):

Antifa beat an old man unconscious in #Portland a few hours ago

Hundreds of Antifa militants took control over the city's streets for hours, violently assaulting people who don't support communist revolution/anarchism

Democrat politicians &CNN call them "freedom fighters"pic.twitter.com/yDt22A7Bxw

— BasedPoland (@BasedPoland) August 18, 2019

More footage shows anitfa hammer attack:

More and more videos showing massive violence used by Antifa against #Trump supporters & conservatives in #Portland.

In this one, they use HAMMERS to attack their political opponents.

Declare Antifa a global terrorist organization now! pic.twitter.com/vGxrEVRgZL

— BasedPoland (@BasedPoland) August 18, 2019


JEFFREY EPSTEIN CASE LATEST

From the Sun:

PAEDO’S BRIT LIST Jeffrey Epstein listed 301 Brit associates including Mick Jagger and Tony Blair in pervert’s ‘little black book’ found by FBI

From the Express:

No conspiracy! Jeffrey Epstein’s DID commit suicide by hanging says medical examiner


WHO NEEDS A REMOVAL VAN WHEN YOU’VE GOT BICYCLES?

Finally in our by now time honoured tradition of ending on a more light-hearted note, we have this short video clilp from the Daily Mail:

Four boys on bikes carry a huge sofa in an impressive feat


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