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Weekly Roundup Of News And Opinion - w/e 19 October

by The Participator – 20 Oct 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 – 11 DAYS TO GO?

A special parliamentary session was held on Saturday (19th). From the BBC:

Brexit: Johnson vows to press on despite defeat over deal delay

The Letwin amendment passed by 322 votes to 306 which apparently means Boris has not gained approval for his deal with the EU. No. 10 sent a letter to the EU requesting an extension, but the Prime Minister did not sign it, according to the BBC:

Brexit: PM sends letter to Brussels seeking further delay

The government will request that the Speaker allows another vote on Boris’s deal on Monday apparently.

The Brexit Party leadership continued to oppose Boris’s deal. From the Daily Mail:

‘This is not Brexit!’: Nigel Farage blasts Boris Johnson’s deal on the eve of ‘Super Saturday’ at Brexit Party event

Another view from a website called Pro-Brexit Facts that has scrutinized the deal and finds it to be seriously defective:

Forget Westminster politics, is Boris’s new EU treaty Brexit? No, it’s not

For a different view again, here is Steerpike writing at the Spectator giving 5 reasons why he thinks Boris Johnson’s deal is better than Theresa May’s deal:

Five ways in which Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal is better than Theresa May’s

The devil’s in the detail it seems, so who’s right? Please let us know in the comments below …

According to the Express, more lawfare may be in the offing:

Remainers launch LEGAL action against Boris’ Brexit deal without even knowing what it is!

Some MPs and MEPs were trying to negotiate with the EU independently of the government according to some reports:

Remainers David Lammy, Vince Cable and Dominic Grieve ‘go rogue’ – rush to secret EU talks


GOVERNMENT POLICY NEWS

The Queen’s Speech was delivered. From the UK Government (transcript):

Her Majesty’s most gracious speech to both Houses of Parliament

The plan to protect veterans from prosecution had been dropped.

From the Express:

Council tax hiked two percent to fix social care crisis, Boris announces

Some tough talk from the government in the Queen’s Speech this week:

Queen’s Speech: Boris Johnson announces crackdown on foreign criminals and sex abusers

Will there be tough action though?


CONSERVATIVE PARTY NEWS

From the Guardian:

Tory Brexit rebel Antoinette Sandbach loses confidence vote


BREXIT PARTY NEWS

One of the founders of the Brexit Party, Catherine Blaiklock, has been speaking out against the direction the party has been taking recently. From Politicalite:

CATHERINE BLAIKLOCK: ‘Brexit Party Will Fill Streets With Immigrants’ – EXCLUSIVE


LABOUR PARTY NEWS

MP Louise Ellman quit the Labour Party due to anti-semitism apparently. From order-order:

Louise Ellman Quits the Labour Party

With the looming Brexit deadline, might be a good time to bury bad news perhaps? From order-order:

Standards Committee to Finally Rule on Vaz Rent Boy Scandal

Some analysis of Labour seats, from order-order:

Labour MPs with Most Leave Voters

Some were calling out the Labour Party for hypocrisy on voter id. From order-order:

Labour Demand Photo ID to Attend Conference


PETERBOROUGH ELECTION INVESTIGATION

From Jay Beecher of Politicalite (video clip in this tweet):

While filming an update re the Pboro vote fraud scandal & speaking to local businesses about the area, Labour sent one of MP Lisa Forbes' key activists (image in comments) to try & shut down the coverage with typical illogical & aggressive slurs of "Islamophobia". Laughable ( ; pic.twitter.com/9s1zGui3pz

— Jay Beecher (@Jay_Beecher) October 14, 2019


MIGRANT CRISIS – UK

From Breitbart:

UK: Illegal Migrant Jailed for Strangling, Sexually Assaulting Teenager

The tough talk continued, but still no sign of any results. From the Daily Mail:

Home Secretary Priti Patel says she will HALVE migrant Channel crossings within weeks and virtually eliminate the trips by spring next year

We were reminded of a story from last month, from the Telegraph:

Fraudsters helped 900 migrants stay in UK in Britain’s biggest fake visa scam


CRIME WAVE – UK

From the BBC:

Paedophile Richard Huckle stabbed to death in jail

From the Oldham Times:

Gangs of young men ‘lured teenage girls out of Oldham children’s home’ – former top councillor Hugh McDonald

From Jihad Watch:

UK: Muslim gets 1-year “community order” for “appalling damage” of church, non-Muslim got prison for bacon at mosque

From the Liverpool Echo:

Evil fraudster who spent thousands meant for deprived kids made to pay back just £600


EXTINCTION REBELLION EXTINGUISHED

It was beginning to look as if commuters had had enough of the “Extinction Rebellion” protests this week after tube services were disrupted. From the Express:

DLR and Jubilee Line chaos: London tube hell after Extinction Rebellion rush-hour protest

From Brexit Party MEP Martin Daubney (who incidentally was on the Question Time panel this week) (video clip in this tweet showing commuters pushing protestors off the top of a tube train):

If the police won’t police, then the public become the police.

Hats off to commuters – who just want to get to work and put bacon on the table – for dealing with the entitled morons from Extinction Rebellion https://t.co/PZ34yRKJdu

— Martin Daubney MEP (@MartinDaubney) October 17, 2019

From order-order:

Commuter Calls Out Extinction Rebellion for Electric Train Protest

Sadiq Khan flip-flopped on the policing of the protests:

Extinction Rebellion: Police ban London protests

From the Express:

Sadiq Khan orders police to ‘allow protest’ after Extinction Rebellion banned in London


BBC NEWS (NEWS ABOUT THE BBC)

Prime Minister Boris Johnson was chided by BBC presenter Nick Robinson for social media broadcasts that had not been authorized by Pravda the BBC!! From the Daily Mail:

BBC presenter Nick Robinson accuses Boris Johnson of acting ‘like a DICTATOR’ for broadcasting directly to voters in social media videos

A panellist on the BBC’s Question Time program sparked outrage on social media with this claim about alleged no-go zones for non-whites:

“As a black British, Pakistani, Kashmiri origin there are parts in this country where I would be in fear of walking alone”

As a white English woman there are parts in this country where I would be in fear of walking alone pic.twitter.com/WKUIABnUFa

— Miss M (@tobystyke74) October 18, 2019


DIVERSITY AGENDA

Baroness Lawrence, mother of murdered Stephen Lawrence, made a statement about the Grenfell Tower tragedy which caused uproar on social media:

“Had that been a block full of white people, they’d have done everything to get them out as fast as possible.”

Doreen Lawrence believes racism was a factor in the response to the Grenfell fire.

But London's Fire Brigade denies there was any aspect of racism in its response. pic.twitter.com/ShW5XyG881

— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) October 18, 2019


TRANSGENDER AGENDA

From the Daily Mail:

Now trans and gay hate crime will mean SIX months in jail after judges are ordered to crack down with harsher sentences than those that are given for domestic burglaries

From the Sun:

PORN IDENTITY Police investigating ‘hate crime’ after transgender woman turned down for porn role ‘because she has a penis’

From the Times:

Christian school governor fears sack for questioning LGBT reading list and pride month


POLICE FARCE

A top policewoman explained the importance for gender non-conforming people of correct gender pronoun usage. From the Spectator:

Meet the top cop who wants to police your pronouns

See this tweet for a video clip :

Beyond embarrassing – international pronouns day

👨 = he
👩 = she

IT’S THAT SIMPLE. NOW GO DO THE JOB RATIONAL TAXPAYERS EXPECT YOU TO DO pic.twitter.com/A9TlRtPflZ

— Miss M (@tobystyke74) October 16, 2019

Quote:

“Being misgendered can have a huge impact on somebody”


ENSAF HAIDAR AWARDED HONORARY MEMBERSHIP OF CAMBRIDGE UNION

Ensaf Haidar, wife of Raif Badawi, accepted the honour:

On this historic night, I had the privilege to accept honorary membership to the @cambridgeunion. I will continue to fight for freedom of speech around the world. pic.twitter.com/7HrPw5vZWF

— Ensaf Haidar (@miss9afi) October 18, 2019


OTHER EU NEWS

From Breitbart:

UK Patients ‘Suffering’ Because EU Rules ‘Kill’ Medical Research: Report

From EU Observer:

EU parliament quietly hoards visitors’ wi-fi data


JIHAD NEWS – BELGIUM

From the Jewish Telegraph Agency:

Knife-wielding Muslim man in Brussels asks passersby if they are Jewish

Quote:

The suspect is not considered a terrorist, a spokesman for the Brussels Prosecutor’s Office told HLN, though he is believed to have committed attempted murder “with connection to his religious or philosophical convictions.”


MIGRANT CRISIS – EUROPE

From Breitbart:

Report: Migrant Numbers Arriving in Europe Surge in 2018-19


MIGRANT CRISIS – BOSNIA

From BasedPoland (video clip in this tweet):

Here is the new migrant wave #Orban has been talking about in recent days. #Greece relocated thousands of migrants to the mainland a few weeks ago.This video shows 1500 of them (all men) on the march through #Bosnia. Authorities say 150 new migrants arrive in #Bihac every night https://t.co/vjLsYBdwz6

— BasedPoland (@BasedPoland) October 19, 2019


MIGRANT CRISIS – ITALY

Italy migrant crisis resuming:

The Socialist PD – #FiveStarMovement gov. has really kicked in immigration to a higher gear replacing #Salvini with a liberal. Yesterday, 176 African migrants from the NGO vessel #OceanVikong were allowed to disembark in #Taranto. Soon, they will be in #Paris #Berlin & #London https://t.co/4ZkQ0jSfMo

— BasedPoland (@BasedPoland) October 15, 2019


POLAND ELECTIONS

From politico.eu:

Poland’s PiS smashes opposition in European election vote


RUSSIA THREATENS NATO

From the Express:

Russia threatens ‘military’ response to NATO bases on its borders as tensions erupt


PRINCE WILLIAM AND PRINCESS KATE IN PAKISTAN

The Duchess of Cambridge donned a hijab. From the Express:

Royal tour: Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, set to make desperate plea in rare interview

The Royals kept the climate change protest going:

Royal Tour: Prince William gives warning to world in climate change plea


INDIA AND CHINA TO JOIN FORCES?

From the Express:

India and China to join forces in Kashmir as Pakistan fume at Beijing betrayal


CHINA NEWS

From the Times:

Hong Kong protests will lead to crushed bodies, warns Xi

From the Express:

China accused of running secret ‘rape and torture’ camps holding one million Muslims


PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS IN BURKINA FASO

From Gatestone Institute:

Christians in Burkina Faso: “A Fight for Survival”


JIHADICAT

A report from a jihadicat training camp in Epping, where pusslims are training for jee-haddery (video clip of training in progress in this tweet):

Pusslim training camps is now located deep in Epping, where our latest recruits train for the jee-haddery pic.twitter.com/assoaoce2W

— Islamicat (@_Islamicat) October 15, 2019


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