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Weekly Roundup Of News And Opinion - w/e 28 September

by The Participator – 29 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

The prorogation came to an abrupt end after the Supreme Court ruled that Boris had acted unlawfully in suspending parliament. From the BBC:

Suspending Parliament was unlawful, court rules

Charles Day’s view on the ruling, writing at the Spectator:

The Supreme Court’s decision is a constitutional outrage

From the Daily Mail:

Jacob Rees-Mogg accuses the Supreme Court of a ‘constitutional coup’ over its stunning ruling

Reactions from the Brexit Party. From Breitbart:

Farage Calls Prorogation ‘Worst Political Decision Ever’: Reactions to Supreme Court Ruling

From the UK Constitutional Law Association:

Danny Nicol: Supreme Court Against the People

Our opinion post on the Supreme Court ruling this week, in case you missed it:

The Supreme Court Decision Is Clearly Constitutionally, Legally, And Morally Wrong

Bercow the Speaker recalled parliament. From order-order:

Bercow Recalls Parliament

The PM will make a new push for a general election following the ruling apparently, according to the Telegraph:

Boris Johnson to make new push for general election after Supreme Court ‘frustrated the will of the people’

There was some speculation that the Supreme Court had inadvertantly given the PM a legal justification to bypass parliament. Alexander Pelling-Bruce writing at the Spectator:

Has the Supreme Court handed Boris Johnson a Brexit escape route?

Still Boris continues to rule out a pact with the Brexit Party however, according to the Telegraph:

Boris Johnson promises Tories will not make pact with Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party

There was a rumour that Boris has a plan up his sleeve, something involving “orders of council”:

Sir John Major thinks he has found No 10's cunning plan to get round the Benn Act, to leave the EU on time even without a deal – you might hear a lot about 'orders of council' in the next few days … https://t.co/70IoQqHRLw

— Laura Kuenssberg (@bbclaurak) September 26, 2019

From the Express:

Boris’ secret legal move which will crush EVERY Remainer bid to kill off Brexit

Another suggestion was made, that the PM could use the supremacy of EU law to help us get out of the EU. From the Express:

Nigel Farage tells Boris Johnson to use EU’s OWN law to crush Remainer bid to block Brexit

Andrew Bridgen attempted to resolve the deadlock by requesting a debate on the Fixed Term Parliament’s Act. From order-order:

Bridgen Requests Emergency Debate to Revoke the FTPA

The lawfare battles continued, although there was some good news for the Brexit camp this week. From the BBC:

Brexit: ‘No evidence’ of crimes by Leave.EU and Arron Banks

Remainers are going to find out that the lawfare road is a two-way street however, maybe they will find out sooner than they think. From the Daily Mail:

No 10 probes Remain MPs’ ‘foreign collusion’ amid plot to allow John Bercow to send ‘surrender letter’ to Brussels asking for a delay to Brexit

Speaking of foreign collusion, another allegation against Tony Blair emerged. From the Sunday Telegraph (via the Express):

Tony Blair met top EU negotiator to request Brexit delay according to shock claim

From the Telegraph:

Boris Johnson referred to police watchdog over links with Jennifer Arcuri

From the Express:

Daniel Hannan launches furious attack after Johnson allegations emerge – ‘It’s suspicious’


THE BREXIT PROPAGANDA WAR

From the Daily Mail, a story that Amazon have been selling notepads titled ‘My Little Book of All The Brexiteers I Want To Stab’

Outrage as Amazon sells Remainer notepad entitled ‘My Little Book Of All The Brexiteers I Want To Stab’ amid calls for calm on all sides of the Brexit debate

We were not able to find the book at the Amazon website (presumably it has been removed) but this one is still available if you like that sort of thing:

My Little Book Of All The Idiots I Want To Stab: Lined Notebook…

From the Express:

‘Appalling’ Boris Johnson in ‘stocks’ and cage stunts at London Dungeon blasted by MP


LABOUR PARTY NEWS

From Breitbart:

Labour Votes to Open Borders, Give All Migrants Voting Rights, NHS Access

The threat to freedom of speech was also clear enough:

“actively challenge anti-immigrant narratives”

That was not all the Labour Party came up with however. From the Daily Mail:

Labour backs plan to seize ’empty private homes’ and introduce state control of property prices alongside a building blitz to create TWO MILLION council houses to tackle housing crisis

The Labour Party were making a lot of noise this week about Boris Johnson’s use of language, but their hypocrisy was plain for all to see. From order-order:

Left Needs to Dial Down Abusive Language

From Brexit Direct Action (video clip included in this tweet):

EVERYONE SHOULD WATCH THIS! Labour Chancellor John Mcdonnell using the most inflammatory language prior to Jo Cox's murder. RETWEET AND MAKE SURE ALL LABOUR MPs SEE THIS?

Here he is suggesting they lynch Tories and assassination of the PM! pic.twitter.com/8ftsIkHFPo

— BrexitDirectAction (@ActionBrexit) September 26, 2019

From the Express:

Labour shadow minister insists Britain ‘must’ pay massive reparations for slavery


FREEDOM OF SPEECH UNDER ATTACK AS USUAL

The arm of UK law is very long it would seem. From Quillette:

My Book Defending Free Speech Has Been Pulled

Quote (from correspondence from the publisher):

There are two main causes of concern for Emerald. Firstly, the work could be seen to incite racial hatred and stir up religious hatred under United Kingdom law. Clearly you have no intention of promoting racism but intent can be irrelevant. For example, one test is merely whether it is “likely” that racial hatred could be stirred up as a result of the work.

Also in freedom of speech news, a campaigner called Billy Charlton was jailed for 21 months for “stirring up racial hatred”, according to the Sunderland Echo:

Billy Charlton jailed for 21 months for stirring up racial hatred during Sunderland marches


FACEBOOK BANNING EVEN THOSE WHO MENTION TOMMY ROBINSON?

Apparently you can now be banned from Facebook simply for MENTIONING Tommy Robinson. A Facebook executive was interviewed on Danish TV, he attempted to deny this was exactly the case but he said that “obviously” if Tommy Robinson is banned then you can’t have people mentioning his name on Facebook otherwise he will effectively still have a profile on the site (which is sort of the same thing perhaps?). You can say explicitly bad things about Tommy Robinson though according to the executive, here is a translation from Vlad Tepes’s blog:

Facebook now openly admitting its ludicrously Soviet like policies: “Only can say bad things about Tommy Robinson”

The interviewer in her preamble raised the point that perhaps a foreign country was now dictating to the Danes (and of course everybody everywhere including people in the UK) what they were allowed to talk about.


SOCIAL MEDIA RANKINGS

Facebook has fallen to number 5 in the world internet rankings, after a long period where it seemed unassailable at no.3. Twitter has fallen from 11th to 25th place. Free speech supporting site Telegram.org continues its steady rise and is now 204th, meaning it could soon be a very serious competitor for Twitter and Facebook.


CRIME WAVE – UK

From the Daily Mail, a story from Birmingham:

Three killers who stabbed boy, 17, to death with a ‘Rambo’ knife as they prowled the streets hunting for people to rob face jail after they were caught on CCTV sauntering down the street following horrific attack

From the Islington Gazette (via Breitbart):

Khan’s London: 16-strong Knife Gang Singles Out White Victims

Another reminder that our leaders are not immune perhaps. From the Express:

Priti Patel reveals she was threatened with a knife as crime crackdown launched

More #Khanage on the streets of London (video footage in this clip):

Breaking video footage! Be the first to see!

Just another day in @SadiqKhan London, business as usual ??@UKLabour wants to scrap police searches and the shorter prison sentences lol pic.twitter.com/V0OAZGsMYX

— bidz (@bidderblack) September 28, 2019


BBC NEWS (NEWS ABOUT THE BBC)

From order-order:

BBC Upholds Maitlis ‘Sneering’ Complaint

From the Daily Mail:

Now BBC blames Dan Walker for Naga Munchetty’s ‘racism’ comments: Confusion at the Beeb as exec claims co-host led star presenter into Trump blast – as Director-General writes to all staff to say she was ‘completely within her rights’


MIS-EDUCATION NEWS

From the Daily Mail:

University of Edinburgh is accused of ‘blatant racism’ for hosting an equality conference where white people are BANNED from asking questions

From the Telegraph:

‘Wokeness’ has made us the laughing stock of the world


SEX EDUCATION FOR SIX YEAR OLDS

From Breitbart:

UK Schools Teach Six-Year-Olds About Masturbation


THE CLIMATE AGENDA

From the Express:

Gas boilers face ban from next year – Boris Johnson issues new green initiative

Meanwhile, 500 scientists wrote to the UN. From Breitbart:

500 Scientists Write U.N.: ‘There Is No Climate Emergency’

From the Evening Standard:

Jeremy Corbyn’s brother Piers labels teen climate activist Greta Thunberg an ‘ignorant brainwashed child’

Quote:

“I am an actual scientist of physics, meteorology, astrophysics and climate and say Greta Thunberg is wrong and suffers mental abuse by manipulative adults.”


THE CHARITABLE CHARITY SECTOR

From the Daily Mail:

Million-dollar Miliband! Former Labour Minister’s pay soars to $911,000 at US refugee charity that takes huge sums from British taxpayer


COMBUSTIBLE CHURCHES

Churches in Western Europe seem to be becoming increasingly combustible. From Manchester Evening News (via Vlad Tepes’s blog):

Huge fire tears through Oldham church

From Breitbart:

Islamic State Pair on Trial For 2016 Arson Attack Against Notre Dame Cathedral


MIGRANT CRISIS – EUROPE

From Breitbart:

Austria’s Sebastian Kurz Warns of New Migrant Wave ‘Brewing’

Also from Breitbart:

Business as Usual: NGO Ship Allowed to Land Another 182 Migrants in Post-Salvini Italy


THE STASI REBORN?

From the Local:

Germany to create 300 jobs to combat right-wing extremism


TURKEY TIES TO ISIS

From the New York Post:

Why isn’t the media covering Turkish President Erdogan’s ties to ISIS


SAUDI ARABIA FALLING OUT OF FAVOUR?

A view on geopolitics in the Middle East, from John R. Bradley writing at the Spectator:

The alliance between America and Saudi Arabia is over

From Reuters a couple of weeks ago:

U.S. blames Iran for Saudi oil attack, Trump says ‘locked and loaded’

From the New York Times:

Saudis and Extremism: ‘Both the Arsonists and the Firefighters’


ISLAM IS RIGHT ABOUT …

spiked-online responded to the “Islam Is Right About … ” stunt:

The genius of the ‘Islam is right about women’ stunt


QUANTUM COMPUTING BREAKTHROUGH?

From Fortune:

Google Claims ‘Quantum Supremacy,’ Marking a Major Milestone in Computing

From Ars Technica:

Paper leaks showing a quantum computer doing something a supercomputer can’t

There may be huge implications for cyber security according to this article, from Natural News:

BREAKING: NO MORE SECRETS – Google achieves “quantum supremacy” that will soon render all cryptocurrency breakable, all military secrets revealed


MORE FOOTAGE OF BLACKFACE TRUDEAU EMERGES

Video clip in this footage:

A new high-quality video of #TrudeauBlackFace has been leaked

Is it just me or does it look like he stuffed his pants?

Looks like it will be increasingly difficult for the SJW hero to win the election on October 21

Would be a shame if thousands of voters got to see this vid?? pic.twitter.com/Uk31Asqz73

— BasedPoland (@BasedPoland) September 29, 2019

Trudeau has a dog apparently:

Islamicat meet a particularly racist Orthodog today, I believe it belong to Canadian prime minister @JustinTrudeau pic.twitter.com/HiOIsMbZiX

— Islamicat (@_Islamicat) September 29, 2019


GERMANY RULES HANGOVERS ARE AN ILLNESS

Good news for those recovering from pub crawls etc. in Germany. From Jonathan Turley’s blog:

German Court Rules Hangovers Are Legal “Illnesses”


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