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Weekly Roundup Of News And Opinion - w/e 7 September

by The Participator – 8 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

From the Express:

No deal Brexit bill PASSED: Only Queen can save no deal now -Could she block royal assent?

From Sky News:

Boris Johnson ‘may be forced to defy law’ on no-deal Brexit – report

From the Express:

Boris Johnson warned he could ‘go to prison’ if he refuses to delay Brexit

From the Telegraph:

Brexiteer Tories in talks with Nigel Farage over election pact

Jeremy Corbyn refused to support a general election. From Breitbart:

‘Big Girl’s Blouse’ Corbyn Called for Election Hundreds of Times Before Chickening Out

From the Express:

Boris to make fresh bid for general election on Monday as Lords set to pass no deal bill

From the Daily Mail:

Tories WILL stand a candidate against John Bercow and attempt to end his political career after Speaker tore up Commons rules this week

Gina Miller court case was thrown out. From the Express:

‘We stand for everyone!’ Gina Miller claims as High Court throws out her case against PM

In spite of all the continuing parliamentary opposition to Brexit, the government published this advice:

Get ready for Brexit


CONSERVATIVE PARTY NEWS

Boris Johnson lost his parliamentary majority. From Breitbart:

Latest Defection Robs PM BoJo of Parliamentary Majority, Brings Snap Election Closer

From Politics Home:

Twenty-one Tory rebels lose party whip after backing bid to block no-deal Brexit

Quote:

Two ex-Chancellors, eight former Cabinet ministers and the grandson of Winston Churchill were among the Conservatives who had the party whipped removed after the Government was defeated on Tuesday night.

Oliver Letwin, Rory Stewart, Ed Vaizey, Justine Greening, David Gauke, Dominic Grieve, Sam Gyimah, and Philip Hammond were some of the better known names on the list.

New selections have already begun in some places, according to order-order:

Rebel Constituencies Push on With New Selections

Amber Rudd resigned from the cabinet. From the Daily Mail:

Amber Rudd QUITS defiant Boris Johnson’s Cabinet AND the Conservative Party: Top Remainer launches vicious attack on PM, accusing him of an ‘assault on decency and democracy’ before claiming his vow to deliver Brexit will lead to violence

We were reminded of Rudd’s past. From the Guardian (2016):

Leaks reveal Amber Rudd’s involvement in Bahamas offshore firms

Boris Johnson’s brother Jo Johnson quits. From the Express:

Brexit LIVE: Boris Johnson’s Remainer brother QUITS – ‘torn between family and nation’

From the Express:

Philip Hammond officially gone! Remainer BLOCKED by his Tory constituency from re-standing

The moment when Boris lost his majority, Phillip Lee crossed the floor to join the Liberal Democrats:

Boris Johnson LOSES Commons majority after Tory rebel QUITS mid-speech to join Lib Dems


LIBERAL DEMOCRATS NEWS

From the Express:

Lib Dem chaos: Swinson’s party in turmoil as key officials resign over ‘anti-Brexit party’

Luciana Berger switched to the Lib Dems:

I am very pleased to announce that I have joined @joswinson and the @LibDems, the strongest party to stop brexit, fight for equality and a fairer country.

— Luciana Berger (@lucianaberger) September 5, 2019


LABOUR PARTY NEWS

From Breitbart:

Brexiteer Labour MP Quits Commons over Antisemitism, Becomes Govt Tsar


ECONOMIC BOOST FOR SCOTLAND

From the Express:

Sajid Javid opens coffers to give Scots £1.2billion boost in run up to General Election


ISLAMOPHOBIA AGENDA

More on the creeping push for de facto Sharia law in the UK, this time via the press regulator IPSO. From the Spectator:

Revealed: the press regulator’s leaked guidelines on Islamophobia

Tell Mama got busy concocting some numbers to use against Boris. From the Daily Mail:

Islamophobic attacks in UK rose ‘significantly’ after Boris Johnson’s controversial comments comparing veiled Muslim women to letterboxes, watchdog reveals

Quote (of the claim from Tell Mama):

… there was a 375 per cent increase in the week after Mr Johnson compared women wearing niqab face veils to ‘bank robbers’ and ‘letter boxes’.

Meanwhile, from the Newham Recorder:

Mosque trustees failed to monitor IS sympathiser who groomed boys for terrorism, inquiry finds


CRIME WAVE – UK

From the Daily Mail:

County lines drugs gang who filmed themselves ‘throwing cash around like confetti’ and forced children as young as 13 to flood streets with heroin and crack cocaine are jailed for 34 years

From Vote Watch:

BREAKING: Rotherham Paper Wins Court Battle To Remove Protection For Grooming Gangs


BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU (LITERALLY)

From the Telegraph:

South Wales police win landmark legal battle over the use of facial recognition


EARTHQUAKE!

From the Express:

Fracking warning: More investigations needed after 2.9 level Lancashire quake, says expert


TROUSERGATE!

TROUSERGATE!

Let's hope this incident is the the straw that breaks the camel's back.

Teachers locking out school girls because they refuse to be ordered to wear trousers when they don't want to.

We must reclaim our schools from the barmy army and save our children. pic.twitter.com/VFhFu5XD50

— The Core (@SocialM85897394) September 7, 2019

From the Daily Mail:

Angry parents are planning protest over pointless and silly gender neutral uniform policy after head threatens to send pupils home if they don’t comply


TRANSGENDER AGENDA

From the Telegraph:

Transgender children who are medically treated risk ‘serious and irreversible damage’, leading psychiatrist warns

Children being put at risk by transgender books that ‘misrepresent’ medical knowledge, academic claims


WHITE CHILDREN FALLING IN TEST SCORES

From the Telegraph:

White children fall to joint bottom place in Sats, official figures show


SIX MONTHS IN PRISON FOR DEFENDING THE BORDERS

A protest staged by GI activists in France was punished harshly by the authorities there apparently. From Gates of Vienna:

Border Guards From Génération Identitaire Get Six Months in Jail


INCREASING GUN OWNERSHIP IN GERMANY

From Voice of Europe:

German citizens are arming themselves with firearms

According to the above article, gun ownership has risen by 250 percent in the space of five years.


POLITICAL UPHEAVAL IN ITALY

From the Gatestone Institute:

Italy: Salvini Down but Not Out


MIGRANT CRISIS – SPAIN

Translation (subtitles) of a speech from the Vox leader in Spain. From the RAIR Foundation (via Vlad Tepes’s blog):

Speech by a leader of Vox

Quote:

… play with the sentiments of the Spanish people, calling migrants “shipwrecked”. They are not. Because if they were, at the moment of being rescued, they must be transferred to a safe port. This would be Tunis (Tunisia), which seems to be a touristic and safe destination.

Vlad Tepes’s blog had some commentary on a news article that attacked the leader of Vox:

One example of why we must call propaganda what it is, and abandon the term, ‘fake-news’


SWEDEN CRIMINALIZES ISLAM

From Breitbart:

Sweden: Imam Who Labelled Jews ‘Monkeys and Pigs’ Sentenced


MIGRANT CRISIS – GREECE

From the Telegraph:

More than 600 refugees arrive on Lesbos in one day in record high since migrant crisis


MIGRANT CRISIS – TURKEY

From the Express:

Turkish President Erdogan sends fierce demand to EU over migrants – ‘Open the gates!’


IRAN URANIUM ENRICHMENT

From the Telegraph:

Iran speeds up uranium enrichment in latest breach of nuclear deal


CHRISTIANOPHOBIA IN NIGERIA

From the Gatestone Institute:

Christians Massacred, Media Look the Other Way


CHRISTIANOPHOBIA IN ERITREA

A disturbing claim that Christians are being held in an underground prison in Eritrea. From World Watch Monitor:

At least 150 Christians arrested in Eritrea clampdown


XENOPHOBIA IN SOUTH AFRICA

From Deutsche Welle:

South Africa’s politicians feed anti-foreigner violence

From the Telegraph:

South African businesses in Nigeria attacked as diplomatic rift grows over xenophobic riots


HUAWEI IN THE SPOTLIGHT

From the Epoch Times:

Steve Bannon: New Film On Huawei—“Claws of the Red Dragon”, Hong Kong Protest & US China Trade War


ASIA BIBI PLEADS FOR PAKISTAN BLASPHEMY LAW VICTIMS

From the Telegraph (last week):

Asia Bibi pleads for justice for victims of Pakistan’s harsh blasphemy laws as she plans to settle in Europe


WHO WANTS TO LIVE FOREVER?

People will soon be able to live forever by the sounds of things. From the Independent:

Biological age of humans reversed by years in groundbreaking study, scientists suggest

Who wants to live forever? Quite a few people do it would seem.


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