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Weekly Roundup Of News And Opinion - w/e 3 August

by The Participator – 4 Aug 2019

Don't push people in front of trains people.

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.


BRECON BY-ELECTION RESULT

The Liberal Democrats won the by-election, and consequently the Conservatives’ majority in the House of Commons is down to just one MP. From Reuters:

Johnson’s parliamentary majority almost gone as pro-EU party wins seat

Inevitably there has been talk of the Brexit Party splitting the Brexit vote, but also many were criticizing the Conservatives for failing to join forces strategically with the Brexit Party:

MESSAGE TO @BorisJohnson START WORKING WITH @Nigel_Farage OR YOU WILL BE OUT OF No 10 https://t.co/ZbCljdwiNX

— Julie (@JBP6575) August 2, 2019

There has also been talk of the fact that the Conservatives put up the same candidate whose controversy caused the by-election in the first place. From the Spectator:

The Brecon by-election result raises difficult questions for the Tories

Quote:

Ahead of the vote, the Tories appeared to be doing everything they could to lose it

Not everybody on the Brexit front was taking a gloomy view of the result however:

Delingpole: Boris’s First Electoral Defeat Is Good News for Brexit


BREXIT NEWS – X DAYS TO GO

We were thinking about reviving the countdown, but is it worth it (please let us know in the comments below)? From the Express:

Brexit bombshell: Boris Johnson hints UK may extend EU exit transition for two more years

From Reuters:

Britain to spend an extra £2.1 billion on no-deal Brexit planning

The free trade ports plan was mentioned again. From the Express:

Brexit masterplan: Radical new trade scheme worth BILLIONS unveiled – ‘Truly independent!’

From politico.eu:

UK plans no-deal Brexit ad campaign in Europe

From the Express:

Boris Johnson declares Brexit Party are ‘incentive’ for EU to re-open Brexit deal talks


BREXIT PARTY NEWS

New candidates were announced. From the Express:

Brexit Party WAR on Tories: Farage vows to ‘annihilate’ Boris as he launches 50 candidates

From Breitbart:

Preparing for Snap General Election, Brexit Party Name First 50 Parliament Candidates


CONSERVATIVE PARTY NEWS

Will Boris’s government turn out to be a big government/big spending party? From the Express:

REVEALED: The BORIS BLUEPRINT to bring Britain back together – shock report

From the Daily Mail:

Boris Johnson is to create Britain’s first department for military veterans with a priority to end legal witch-hunt against troops


FOREIGN AID

From the Daily Mail:

Britain gives Malawi £65million in aid… and its First Lady jets off on an £80,000 holiday: Taxpayers fund UK graduation trip while ‘people are dying from lack of medicine’


LABOUR PARTY NEWS

From the Jewish Chronicle:

Lord Mandelson: I feel dirty staying in the Labour Party

From the Guardian:

Alastair Campbell says he no longer wishes to be a Labour member

Labour candidate to stand against Boris Johnson is called Ali Milani. From order-order:

Meet Labour’s Ali Milani

Quote:

“Nah u won’t mate. It’ll cost you a pound #jew.”


A LETTER FROM TOMMY ROBINSON

From TR News:

A letter from Tommy Robinson while he is serving time in Belmarsh Category A Prison for the crime of causing anxiety to a convicted Muslim paedophile.

From Ruptly:

Release Tommy Robinson protest in London met with the usual Masked Morons LIVE


UK POLL ON ISLAM

From Yahoo News:

Almost half of Britons think Islam is incompatible with British values, shock poll reveals


AHMADI CONFERENCE

From the Express:

Islamic meeting in rural England: 35000 to attend convention to break down misconceptions


ISLAMOPHOBIA AGENDA

An article that we linked to from the Daily Mail in April has been removed for some reason, but the article is still available at the web archive:

Revealed: Government adviser on Islamaphobia gave his backing to a Pakistani cleric who called for a Christian mother to be hanged for blasphemy

The govt. published this last week, the adviser appointed to work on a definition of Islamophobia appears to be the same one mentioned in the above article, Qari Asim:

Independent expert appointed to tackle Islamophobia

Quote:

Imam Qari Asim MBE, Deputy Chair of the Anti-Muslim Hatred Working Group will lead a process for establishing a definition of Islamophobia. He will be joined by a second adviser to be confirmed in due course.

This new work will build on the definitions of Islamophobia currently being considered, including the APPG definition. It will also draw on a wide range of opinions and work in close collaboration with the cross-government Anti-Muslim Hatred Working Group, to ensure that it commands broad support within Muslim communities and wider society.

We wonder what is going on here. Is this the same imam, who apparently supports killing alleged blasphemers? Is he an infidelophobe? If you have a clue about it please let us know in the comments below …


JIHAD NEWS – UK

From the Sun:

TWISTED Manchester Arena bomber’s brother has been granted legal aid – while victims’ families are denied helped


UK CRIME WAVE

Priti Patel has announced her intention to get tough on criminals. From the BBC:

Home Secretary Priti Patel: I want criminals to feel terror

Meanwhile stories such as this one are still appearing. From the Telegraph:

Judge spares three criminals jail for serious assault because case took so long to be heard in court

.. and this one. From the Metro:

Soldier attacked in central London as police launch manhunt

From the Hackney Gazette:

Man wanted by police after Upper Clapton shopkeeper stabbed by customer over 80p change

The #Khanage continues …


MIGRANT CRISIS – UK

Priti Patel has announced her intention to “shake up” immigration. From the Daily Mail:

I will shake up immigration, says PRITI PATEL: Home Secretary bluntly reveals her determination to secure our borders – deal or no deal

From the Sun:

ILLEGALS CONCERN Boris Johnson urged to scrap amnesty for illegal immigrants amid warnings it could cost taxpayers £2.5billion

From the Daily Mail:

Lesbian asylum seeker claims she was gang-raped and left fearing for her life after being sent back to Uganda six years ago when British officials caught her in bed with a man


DEBATE ON THE DEMOGRAPHIC CRISIS

From Breitbart:

British Birth Rates Lowest Ever, Yet Population Continues to Rise

Opinion from the Cato Institute (last year):

A Reverse ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Is Just as Horrifying — Get the Facts Straight on Population Growth

The UN made this prediction in 2017:

World Population Prospects

Quote:

The world’s population is projected to increase by slightly more than one billion people over the next 13 years, reaching 8.6 billion in 2030, and to increase further to 9.8 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion by 2100 (table 1).

Compared to 2017, the number of persons aged 60 or above is expected to more than double by 2050 and more than triple by 2100, rising from 962 million in 2017 to 2.1 billion in 2050 and 3.1 billion in 2100. For this age range, 65 per cent of the global increase between 2017 and 2050 will occur in Asia, 14 per cent in Africa, 11 per cent in Latin America and the Caribbean, and the remaining 10 per cent in other areas.

Stefan Molyneux tweeted:

Women get mostly infertile at 40, but live to be 80.

Without a family, what are you going to do with those 40 long long years?

— Stefan Molyneux (@StefanMolyneux) August 1, 2019

The Guardian’s response:

Far-right trolls still believe the antiquated notion that motherhood equals happiness

From spiked-online:

The turn against motherhood

Little voices are whispering in women’s heads apparently – “don’t have children” they are saying …

It’s almost as if there’s a conspiracy going on …


DEFENCE NEWS

From the Telegraph:

Russian ‘super quiet’ submarines feared to be in British waters

From the Express:

Russian threat: Putin rattles sabre by showcasing state-of-the-art stealth bomber


EDUCATION NEWS

From the Telegraph:

Chinese students are two years ahead of their white British peers by age 16, report finds


LGBT VS ISLAM

From the Guardian:

Woman arrested over homophobic abuse during Pride march

From Brendan O’Neill writing at the Spectator:

The curious reaction to a niqab-wearing homophobe


DIVERSITY AGENDA

From the Sun:

SIGNAL FAILURE Fury as Sadiq Khan splurges £1.5m on ‘diversity’ workers instead of hiring staff to help commuters

From the Daily Mail:

‘Through this lens I hope you’ll feel the strength of the collective’: Meghan Markle guest edits Vogue and unveils her right-on edition honouring 15 ‘trailblazing’ women (and one box is a mirror to show YOU can be a game-changer, too)

From Breitbart:

Prince Harry Says People ‘Don’t Understand’ Their ‘Unconscious’ Racism

A response from the City Journal:

Are We All Unconscious Racists?


SNP OPENS DOOR TO PRISONERS VOTING

From the Express:

Scottish Government: Ballot ‘opens door’ to inmates gaining vote


SOCIAL MEDIA CENSORSHIP

It’s tempting to rejoice when the far-left media gets hit by social media censorship, but when it’s part of a witch-hunt against so-called “fake news” we perhaps ought to be careful what we wish for. From order-order:

The Canary Forced to Downsize, Blames ‘Zionists’


CLIMATE CHANGE AGENDA

From the Daily Mail:

Prince Harry ‘gives barefoot speech’ at secretive Google Camp climate change conference in Italy in front of A-list crowd including Leo DiCaprio and Naomi Campbell, as it’s revealed celebs arrived on total of 114 private jets


CHURCH OF ENGLAND NEWS

From the Telegraph:

Putting a mini-golf course in a cathedral is an act of desecration


BRITISH “REVOLUTIONARIES” CAUGHT IN COUNTER-EXTREMISM PUSH

From the Telegraph:

British revolutionaries in Syria say they will defy Home Office’s new terrorism laws


OTHER EU NEWS

From Leave EU:

 

| Here's the odious @guyverhofstadt calling on the European Union to ignore dissenting Member States and "force countries into line" by pushing through its mass migration agenda using qualified majority voting. This man is dangerous! pic.twitter.com/wLWdRYraah

— Leave.EU (@LeaveEUOfficial) August 1, 2019


MIGRANT CRISIS – IRELAND

From Breitbart:

Irish Central Bank Says Country Needs More Migrants to Keep Wages Down


FRANCE IN CRISIS?

From the Times:

France struggles to cope with refugees who refuse to leave

From Gatestone Institute:

France Slowly Sinking into Chaos

From the Express:

France chaos: Police and protesters clash after man’s death – Macron under pressure

The Yellow Vest protests are still going on. Video footage from Ruptly:

LIVE: Yellow Vests protest for 38th straight week in Paris


MIGRANT CRISIS – GERMANY

A migrant pushed two in front of a train at Frankfurt Central Station in Germany and an eight year old boy was killed apparently. From Gates of Vienna:

Murder by Train in Frankfurt

From the Metro, apparently the perpetrator featured earlier in a campaign to promote integration:

Man ‘who pushed boy, 8, under train’ was used in campaign to promote integration

Dr. Gottfried Curio commented on the incident, and the fact that there have been other similar incidents where people were pushed in front of trains. Also from Gates of Vienna:

Gottfried Curio: “The Public Space is Becoming a Space of Fear”

He mentions that a protective moat is being built around the Bundestag.

Some more on the political response in an update from Gates of Vienna:

Update on the Railway Station Murder in Frankfurt

As usual the finger was pointed at the people raising concerns about the issues. Quote:

He [Seehofer] spoke of a decline in values and a heavily polarised society. The security authorities announced increased determination in pursuing foreigners who are repeat offenders as well as right-wing networks. Hate and hate speech are largely dominated by the right.

From Jihad Watch:

Germany: Muslim migrant screaming “Allahu akbar” savagely beats 75-year-old man, blinding him in one eye

From the Local Germany:

‘Differences in culture exist’: Berlin refugees given sexual consent classes


MIGRANT CRISIS – ITALY

From the Daily Mail:

‘North African thieves’ stab cop to death on the streets of Rome provoking outrage and vow from Matteo Salvini to condemn them to ‘forced prison labor for as long as they live’


MIGRANT CRISIS – SWEDEN

From Breitbart:

Swedish Municipality That Took Too Many Migrants Faces Bankruptcy


LGBTQWERTY PARADE – SWEDEN

The police go on gay pride marches in Sweden as well:

“Såpbubbelmaskin” och tatueringar när polisen deltar på Malmö Pride


DEMOGRAPHIC CRISIS – HUNGARY

From Breitbart:

Hungarian Government Will Give $33,000 Bonus to Married Couples Who Have Three Children


MIGRANT CRISIS – TURKEY

From Gatestone Institute:

Turkey Threatens to Reignite European Migrant Crisis


SHARIA IN IRAN

From the Independent:

Women taking photos of themselves without headscarves face 10-year prison sentence in Iran


JIHAD NEWS

From the Guardian:

Boko Haram fighters kill dozens at funeral in Nigeria


SHARIA IN MODERATE INDONESIA

From the Express:

Woman whipped 100 times for having pre-marital sex with boyfriend


HONG KONG PROTESTS

From the Telegraph:

How innovative Hong Kong protesters are using lasers, traffic cones and parkour in battle with police

Hong Kong protesters in court as US warns troops massing on China border

China’s Hong Kong army release threatening video amid mass protests


SCIENTISTS IN CHINA CROSS HUMAN WITH MONKEY

From the Express:

Human-monkey hybrid embryo grown in China – scientists celebrate at breakthrough

Do you think this might be ethically dubious? Please let us know in the comments below …


WHITE ROBOTS ARE RACIST

From CNN:

Robot racism? Yes, says a study showing humans’ biases extend to robots


GILLETTE: THE WOKEST A MAN CAN GET?

Finally to end on a lighter note, there is some bad news for Gillette this week as their social justice styled advertising campaign seems to have backfired. From the Gateway Pundit:

Get Woke, Go Broke: Gillette Loses BILLIONS After Sexist and Lecturing #MeToo Razor Ads


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