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Weekly Roundup Of News And Opinion - w/e 24 August

by The Participator – 25 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

Boris has been running around trying to persuade EU leaders to accept some sort of deal. The rumour is that this deal that he has in mind is essentially Theresa May’s Withdrawal Agreement without the so-called “backstop”. Nothing concrete has yet been announced however. Delingpole responded:

Delingpole: Removing the Backstop Isn’t Enough, Boris. We Demand Full, Unconditional Brexit!

Nigel Farage was also underwhelmed by Boris’s antics so far. From the Telegraph:

I hope I’m wrong about Boris Johnson, but I fear a great Brexit stitch-up is coming

Ann Widdecombe was also underwhelmed. From the Express:

Bombastic Boris Johnson will BETRAY Britain on Brexit promise, says ANN WIDDECOMBE

Meanwhile Remainers are planning our no deal exit from the EU apparently. From the Express:

‘They’re REMAINERS!’ Davis exposes key civil service mistake in Yellowhammer no deal plans

From the Express, a somewhat misleading headline:

Brexit starts in 10 days – British diplomats to walk out of EU meetings on September 1

From Breitbart, a shocking story about a terrible shortage of au pairs:

Sky News Mocked for Brexit Scare Story Focused on Shortage of Foreign Au Pairs

One very small bit of good news however, arch Remainer Oliver Letwin will be standing down before the next election apparently. From order-order:

Oliver Letwin to Stand Down at Election


ELECTION RUMOUR

From the Express:

October General Election? Boris pledges fuel duty cut sparking fresh poll frenzy

The article states that Boris has warned Brussels that we won’t be paying “more than £10 billion of the “EU divorce bill” if Britain leaves the EU without a deal.


HIGH SPEED RAIL 2 REVIEW

From order-order

Government Launch Review into Scrapping HS2


BREXIT PARTY NEWS

A blogger who has contributed to the Participator announces that his new political career may already be over:

BREXIT PARTY ELECTION CANDIDACY | ISLAM & THE BRITISH WAY OF LIFE

Quote:

On Thursday 15 August I was unceremoniously evicted from the process of standing as an election candidate for The Brexit Party in Scotland. On the day my candidacy was to be made public, between them a journalist and a Labour Party politician ended my very short political career. The journalist referred certain views of mine to Mr Anas Sarwar MSP who categorised me as ‘an abhorrent racist. The story about me was published and that terminated my active involvement in politics. Amen.

Mr Sarwar is a member of the abhorrent Scottish Labour Party.


LABOUR PARTY NEWS

From Vote Watch:

ANOTHER Labour MP Arrested – O’Mara Nicked For Conspiracy To Commit Fraud


BBC NEWS (NEWS ABOUT THE BBC)

From the Daily Mail:

BBC graphic that said ‘pro-Brexit’ parties lost the European elections – but didn’t include the Tories in their numbers – was a lapse of editorial guidelines, Corporation rules

From the Sun:

BIASED BEEB’S BREXIT BASHING BBC puts FOUR TIMES as many Remainers as Brexit fans on telly


MIGRANT CRISIS – UK

From order-order, apparently there are lies, damn lies, and official statistics:

Migration to UK Underestimated by ONS for Years

The migrants are still crossing the channel, courtesy of the HM Coastguard interception ferry service:

Channel migrants: Two boats intercepted carrying 21 people

Quote:

All those onboard were brought to Dover and will be interviewed by immigration officials, the Home Office said.

From the Telegraph:

Channel migrants: Priti Patel to raise issue with France

She is also promising to get tough on border security once we are supposed to be out of the EU on October 31:

No-deal Brexit: Tough border controls for EU citizens will start overnight from Oct 31, warns Priti Patel

From the Sun:

TOO DANGEROUS Boris Johnson warns migrants trying to cross the Channel in boats: we will send you back


CRIME WAVE – UK

From the Telegraph:

Criminals committing 100 offences before being sent to prison for knife crime, official figures show

Also from the Telegraph:

NCA declares war on ‘unexplained wealth’ of county lines drugs gangs

From the Yorkshire Post:

Hundreds of grooming gang victims are suing Yorkshire authorities

From the Kilburn Times:

Neasden credit card fraudster who threw acid in police officer’s face is jailed

… for only 3 years.

An ITV journalist complains about knife crime on his doorstep:

A gang just held a knife to my neighbour’s throat, trying to steal his car. You can see them making a getaway here. Police took 15 minutes to turn up. What on earth is happening to our streets? pic.twitter.com/MmNrGUZywg

— Paul Brand (@PaulBrandITV) August 22, 2019

A man called Arman Rezazadeh was charged with religiously aggravated criminal damage apparently. From the Birmingham Mail:

Man charged after five Birmingham mosques ‘had windows smashed’ in a single night

He was originally detained under the mental health act according to the article, but later deemed fit to stand trial.


POLICE NEWS

From Breitbart:

English Police Force to Issue Every Officer With a Taser Amid Rising Street Violence

From Breitbart:

Khan’s London: Police Urge Lone Women Travelling at Night to Exercise Caution After Attacks

From the Telegraph:

Police officers ordered not to dance with revellers at Notting Hill Carnival


ISLAMOPHILIA NEWS

This news article from the Times resurfaced (it’s from 2018):

Revealed: May let hate preacher make his home in Britain


PRETEND STRATEGY NEWS

From the Middle East Eye:

REVEALED: The ‘woke’ media outfit that’s actually a UK counterterror programme


ANOTHER LETTER FROM TOMMY ROBINSON

From TR News:

Another Letter From Tommy


RACIAL DISCRIMINATION

From the Daily Mail:

Fraud investigator ‘was sacked for being white and probing crimes committed by Asians at East London council’


PAKISTANI MOVIE STAR VISITS BRADFORD

Caution, this tweet contains a sensitive video clip according to Twitter:

Pakistani movie star visits Bradford.
"Its like a mini pakistan. I feel like I'm in my own country" pic.twitter.com/bMZ4tmJAfY

— Thebabyseagull (@Thebabyseagull1) August 21, 2019

The same movie star MehwishHayat who in a tweet that we included in last week’s roundup was complaining about all the Islamophobia in Hollywood and Bollywood.


THE WELFARE STATE WE’RE IN

From the Sun:

BENEFITS DAD’S DEFIANCE Father of eight who turned down a four bedroom council house says he would accept one if it was ‘spacious’ enough


COMPLACENCY COSTS MONEY

From This Is Money:

PM must now help resolve harrowing tax tales, says former Work and Pensions Secretary, IAIN DUNCAN SMITH


PRINCE ANDREW NEWS

From the Daily Mail:

Revealed: Flight logs prove Duke of York’s Epstein girl WAS at key locations and on each occasion Prince Andrew was never far away – so now will he help her lawyers?

The prince has stated the obvious apparently. From the Express:

Prince Andrew speaks out over Epstein friendship: ‘It was a mistake and an error’


TRANSGENDER AGENDA

From the Daily Mail:

Transgender cricketer reignites row over who should be allowed to play women’s sports after becoming a star for her Kent team


WHITE GUILT AGENDA

White guilt is to be institutionalized apparently. Glasgow University is raising £20 million for a research centre in league with the University of the West Indies, and announcing a package of reparations for the slave trade. From the Telegraph:

Steam engine pioneer James Watt is among donors denounced by Glasgow University over slave links


EXPENSIVE CHARITY

From the Sun:

FAT CAT PAY Bosses of leading UK charities including RSPCA, Macmillan Cancer Support and Guide Dogs pocketed five-figure pay rises last year


OTHER EU NEWS

From the Express:

EU curbs facial recognition technology over Europe-wide privacy fears – ‘significant risk’

The Veterans Party reminded of this news item from 2017:

Mogherini sees EU military HQ ‘within days’


NETHERLANDS – PIM FORTUYN’S MURDERER HONOURED (ALLEGEDLY)

Volkert van der Graaf was released from prison after serving only 11 years for the assassination. According to Gates of Vienna Princess Beatrix has named one of her horses Volkert after him (we couldn’t find any sources to confirm this story however):

Setting the Example – Not


ELECTORAL TRICKS IN GERMANY?

From Breitbart:

Court: German Populists Can Only Field 30 Candidates in Regional Election


MIGRANT CRISIS – GERMANY

Germany is getting tough on fake refugees apparently, at least accorading to Deutsche Welle:

Germany’s Seehofer warns refugees who take Syria vacations


MOHAMMED WAS NOT A PAEDOPHILE NEWS

Vlad Tepes interviewed Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff:

Interview with Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff on her upcoming book, and EU HRC case


CLIMATE CHANGE AGENDA – CANADA

From the BBC:

Canada election: Charities warned against climate change ads

Quote:

The issue arose because one party running in October’s election denies climate change is a threat.

From the American Thinker:

Michael Mann, creator of the infamous global warming ‘hockey stick,’ loses lawsuit against climate skeptic, ordered to pay defendant’s costs

According to the above article, another case that Mann brought against Mark Steyn is still in progress.


INDIA – PRAYING ON THE STREET

From the Struggle for Hindu Existence:

A northern state in India completely bans Namaz on Roads


HONG KONG

From the Telegraph:

Britain ‘extremely concerned’ as Hong Kong consulate official detained in mainland China

From order-order:

Hero CEO Refused Communist Demands for Names


THE UNUSUAL SUSPECTS

Finally a cautionary tale, from Jonathan Turley’s blog:

New York Man Allegedly Impersonates Police Officer In Pulling Over Van . . . Full Of Real Detectives


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