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Weekly Roundup Of News And Opinion - w/e 21 September

by The Participator – 22 Sep 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

A lot of rumours are being published at the moment about Boris’s attempts to get a deal with the EU, not really of sufficient substance to share though. From Brexit Central:

‘Brexit will happen’ and UK ‘can get a deal’, says EU boss Jean-Claude Juncker after Boris Johnson sends him ideas for a draft deal: Brexit News for Friday 20 September

The Brexit Party don’t trust Boris to get a clean break for the UK:

Do we trust Boris to deliver a clean break Brexit?

Newport gets it! A resounding no. pic.twitter.com/tZO23vulBG

— Richard Tice (@TiceRichard) September 21, 2019

Nigel Farage writing at the Telegraph:

Jacob Rees-Mogg knows the only way to deliver Brexit is with a clean break, not another fudged deal

From the Express:

John Bercow left humiliated after Speaker broke rules by failing to register interests

The decision of the Supreme Court is due next week apparently on whether the suspension of parliament is legal. In the wake of a number of court cases relating to Brexit, the Spectator had these observations:

Judgment day: the danger of courts taking over politics

Some more commentary from the UK Constitutional Law Association, if you can get your head round the legalese:

George Letsas: Non-Justiciability of Prorogation: A Matter of Law and Logic?

In the wake of recent announcements about their determination to revoke article 50, the Liberal Democrats seem to be becoming the Remainers’ party of choice. From the Express:

Lib Dems now biggest threat to Brexit and Boris as Corbyn humiliated in election poll

From order-order:

Electoral Commission: Remainers Broke Electoral Law


GOVERNMENT SPENDING SPLURGE

The NHS represents a sacred promise between the state and its citizens. We are investing an extra £1.8 billion into our NHS, upgrading 20 hospitals across the country and providing every nurse with a personal training budget of over £1,000. pic.twitter.com/YeSpnzT5FW

— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) September 18, 2019


LABOUR PARTY NEWS

From the Express:

Labour plot UNVEILED: Corbyn vows ‘nationalisation of EVERYTHING’ to KILL OFF Blair legacy

There seems to be some sort of internal power struggle going on in the party at the moment. From order-order:

Watson Purge Fails

Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry spoke at a “People’s Vote” rally dressed in a blue dress with a necklace of yellow stars. From the Express:

Labour explodes into civil war as Emily Thornberry rejects Corbyn’s Brexit policy

From order-order:

Labour Excluding Jews from Anti-Semitism Debate


UKIP NEWS

UKIP continues to lurch from crisis to crisis it seems. The new leader Richard Braine has threatened to boycott his own party’s conference, according to order-order:

UKIP Leader Boycotting his own Party Conference


BBC NEWS – NEWS ABOUT THE BBC

On the occasion of his retirement, John Humphrys has written about bias at the BBC. From the Daily Mail:

Broadcaster John Humphrys savages bias at the BBC as he accuses the ‘Kremlin’ style corporation of being out of touch


MIGRANT CRISIS – UK

From the UK Government:

Home Office staff deployed to migrant camps in northern France

From the Daily Mail:

Albanian ‘killer’ facing murder and sex trafficking charges in Italy has bid to claim asylum in Britain vetoed by Home Secretary Priti Patel


CRIME WAVE – UK

From the Telegraph and Argus:

Haji Kaloga jailed for raping girl, 11, who leapt out of window to escape

Once again we had to wonder about the policy of letting suspects in very serious cases out on bail. From the Express:

Crime Britain: 60 rapes and killings last year carried out by offenders on bail


ISLAMOPHOBIA AGENDA – UK

From the Express:

Tory members suspended from party immediately in Islamaphobia probe


PRETEND STRATEGY

From Breitbart:

British Govt Found Covertly Funding Network of Muslim Lifestyle Websites


LGBTQI VS ISLAM

From the Times:

LGBT protests: Pupils pulled out of schools over gay relationship classes


TRANSGENDER AGENDA

From the Times:

Girls must bow to trans rights in new rules for schools


DIVERSITY AGENDA

A “leading law firm” (according to their own profile) are looking for only black candidates for an apprenticeship:

Leigh Day are looking for six black students of Afro-Caribbean or African heritage who have completed A-Levels in London, to a good grade level, and who wish to train as solicitors without taking the university routehttps://t.co/bpPcniv9UD pic.twitter.com/ADXUy4raJ8

— Leigh Day (@LeighDay_Law) September 20, 2019

From the Sun:

RACE ROW Law firm branded ‘totally racist’ for advertising apprenticeships specifically for black students

FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION ALIVE AND WELL, FOR SOME PEOPLE

From the Daily Mail:

Fury as British rapper slowthai holds up effigy of Boris Johnson’s severed head and shouts ‘f***’ the PM’ in ‘dumb, embarrassing and dangerous’ stunt during Mercury Music Prize performance

From the Telegraph:

Mercury Prize rapper who held up effigy of Boris Johnson’s severed head says he does not condone violence

Apparently a BBC spokesperson said:

“We applaud the expression of music and we maintained the integrity of slowthai’s performance, but we did have to make some visual edits in order to minimise offence.”

A Guardian editor apparently was amazed by the stunt. From order-order:

Guardian Editor Calls Boris Decapitation Stunt “Amazing”


RSPCA CHIEF FORCED TO RESIGN

From the Daily Mail:

RSPCA chief is forced to quit after she’s exposed as a vegan extremist who is calling for animal rights protesters to shut down London’s Smithfield meat market


STATE EDUCATION NEWS

From the Times:

College head Stella Mbubaegbu lavished £150,000 on hotels and flights as standards slipped


ROYAL NATIONAL LIFEBOAT INSTITUTE BUYS BURKINIS

According to the Daily Mail:

RNLI buys burkinis for Africans as it axes 100 UK jobs: How £3.3million of donations to lifeboat charity are spent abroad including aid for Tanzania swimmers and creches in Bangladesh

One skipper has had enough apparently. From the Daily Mail:

Lifeboat skipper, 51, quits the RNLI because ‘it is in the grip of political correctness and is misleading the public’


BANKING FRAUD ALLEGATION

An allegation that bankers siphoned €60 billion from European taxpayers. From Le Monde (Google translation):

In Germany, searches at Clearstream in the “CumEx Files” case

Direct link to the article:

En Allemagne, perquisitions chez Clearstream dans l’affaire des « CumEx Files »


MIGRANT CRISIS – IRELAND

There appears to be rising discontent in Ireland about the migration policy there. From the Irish Times:

Locals concerned about Oughterard asylum centre to protest around the clock


YELLOW VEST NEWS – FRANCE

The BBC reported on the Yellow Vest protests in France this week:

Yellow vest protests: Dozens of arrests in Paris

The Express however reported that “furious clashes” involved climate change activists:

Paris riots: Furious clashes on streets of France as protest spirals out of control

The above article also mentions the Yellow Vests, who are often protesting against fuel price rises, so it’s not entirely clear who is protesting about what.


POLITICAL INSTABILITY IN ITALY

From the Local:

Italy’s ex-PM Matteo Renzi quits Democratic Party to form new movement


OTHER EU NEWS

From the EU Observer:

In detail: Belgium’s EU nominee faces crime probe


MIGRANT CRISIS – EUROPE

From the BBC:

Europe migrant crisis: Calls to redistribute migrants as arrivals rise


SPOTLIGHT ON – SWEDEN

From Gates of Vienna:

Is Sweden Going Under for the Third Time?

The above article links to an article by Fjordman at Snaphanen, here is a link to a Google translation:

Fjordman: Is Sweden destroyed?

Fortunately the authorities in Sweden have identified the problem as “male gender roles”, so good to know they are on the case. From Breitbart:

Sweden to Combat Gang Violence by Challenging ‘Male Gender Roles’

We were also reminded of a report from Breitbart in 2016:

‘Gender-Equal Snow Ploughing’ Plunges Stockholm into Chaos

From Renaissance Horizon:

Swedish town revolts against clown world


ISLAMOPHOBIA AGENDA – AUSTRALIA

Breitbart reports that the Australian Advertising Authority threatened a butcher with legal action over a sign that said “Not Halal”:

‘Offensive to Muslims’: Aussie Butcher Refuses to Remove ‘Not Halal’ Sign

As one commenter put it below the article, the same standard is obviously not being applied to Halal butchers who could just as easily be accused of “inciting hatred” by deterring non-Muslims from buying their meat.


ISLAM IS RIGHT ABOUT …

Some bright spark had an idea about how to provoke debate about a certain religion. From Vlad Tepes’s blog:

A genius level tactic in the war to speak truth about Islam


TRUDEAU RED-FACED OVER BLACK-FACE INCIDENT

Canadian President Trudeau apologized for a past mistake:

1 month left to the presidential election in #Canada & Justin #Trudeau has just been hit with a big scandal.

A pic of him in a blackface, dressed as Aladdin, has surfaced.

Trudeau just held a press conference about it (in the video), confirming more blackfaces#HolierThanThou pic.twitter.com/jWPCoT8gDt

— BasedPoland (@BasedPoland) September 19, 2019


REBEL TRACKS DOWN ALLEGED JIHADI IN CANADA

Quite an interesting bit of investigative journalism from the Rebel. Via Vlad Tepes’s blog:

The Rebel does some exceptional journalism on a jihadi operating in Canada

It is claimed the jihadi was living freely with a Canadian family only 80 minutes away from a major dam which he had allegedly commented about as a suitable target.


WHO’S SPYING ON WHO?

Also from Vlad Tepes’s blog:

Good update on the biggest spy scandal in Canada’s history


UTAH MAN RESCUED FROM A DRAINAGE PIPE

Finally we share an unimportant good news story in a desperate attempt to cheer our readers up after that avalanche of mostly depressing items. From Fox News:

Utah man rescued from 12-inch drainage pipe after falling asleep, becoming trapped for hours: officials


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