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Weekly Roundup Of News And Opinion - w/e 11 January

by The Participator – 12 Jan 2020

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.


IRAN CRISIS

From Reuters:

Boris Johnson apparently favours maintaining the Iran nuclear deal. Also from Reuters:

From the Express:

From the Daily Mail:

From the Express:

Opinion from the American Thinker:

The above article draws our attention to the perhaps surprising inaccuracy of the missile attack.

From the Express:

From Factbase on Youtube:

Meanwhile the Democrats are hoping for casualties apparently. From the American Thinker:

From the BBC:

Opinion from Gatestone Institute:

Testimony from an Iranian woman:

Quote:

“My friend Erica is a longtime Iranian activist. A video she made about Soleimani and what's happening inside Iran is going viral on FB. Watch: https://t.co/W3TNUr6164”


BREXIT NEWS - 19 DAYS TO GO?

From Brexit Central:

From the Express:

From the Telegraph:


UK GOVERNMENT POLICY NEWS

From the Express:

From the Daily Mail:

From the Express:


LABOUR PARTY NEWS

The Labour leadership race continued to provoke commentary. From the Express:

According to the Times, in 2014 on becoming a Labour candidate Rebecca Long Bailey lied about her career as a solicitor. From the Times:

From the Guardian:

From the Daily Mail:

From the Daily Mail:


MIGRANT CRISIS - UK

From the Daily Mail:

From the Independent:

A claim from the LSE:

From the Daily Mail:

From the Daily Mail:


JIHAD NEWS - UK

From the Express:

From the Telegraph:

Opinion on the state of the UK's prisons, from the Telegraph:

From the Daily Mail:

From the Daily Mail:

From the Telegraph:

From the Daily Mail:

Katie Hopkins drew our attention to protests outside the Islamic Centre for England:

Quote:

“The true face of Islam in the U.K. Gathered outside the Islamic Centre for England, praising #Soleimani , wishing all gathered could achieve the same fate against ‘their shared enemy’ How is this allowed on the streets of Britain? https://t.co/adaKCjIeWA”

The Charity Commission is apparently investigating, but will anything be done? Please make your predictions in the comment section below. From the Telegraph:

Footage emerged of the friend of jihadis everywhere making a speech at the centre back in 2014. From Breitbart:


CRIME WAVE - UK

From the Oxford Mail:

From the Examiner Live:

From the BBC:


UNEMPLOYMENT NEWS

From the Express:

From the Daily Mail:


BBC NEWS (NEWS ABOUT THE BBC)

From the Daily Mail:


EXTINCTION REBELLION CLASSIFIED AS EXTREME BY PREVENT STRATEGY

From the Guardian:


TRANSGENDER AGENDA

From the Oxford Mail:


RSPCA CALLS FOR BAN ON NON-STUN SLAUGHTER

From the Express:


JIHAD NEWS - EUROPE

Tuesday the 7th January was the 5th anniversary of the attacks on the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists. Mark Steyn reminisces:

From the Daily Mail:

From France 24:

Has the rest of the world forgotten though? What do you think? Please leave a comment below.


PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS

From Breitbart:


CRIME WAVE - EUROPE

From Gatestone Institute, an article about a growing crime network called Black Axe which is apparently now operating in Italy, Germany, Sweden, the UK and even as far afield as Canada:


MIGRANT CRISIS - FRANCE

From Breitbart:


FREEDOM OF SPEECH UNDER ATTACK AS USUAL

Guy Verhofstadt reminded us that the freedom of speech and the freedom of the press are not safe in the EU's hands:

Quote:

“Facebook will continue to allow people to make false claims & spread disinformation, believing regulation should come from Governments. Ok, then it is clear to me the EU should regulate & take control. A voluntary approach has failed. https://t.co/jgkW8kXuoA”


AUSTRIA - NEW COALITION WITH THE GREENS

From Deutsche Welle:


AUSTRALIA BUSHFIRES

From the Brisbane Times:

From TR News:


COVINGTON KIDS WIN SETTLEMENT

From Fox19:

More suits to come ...


RICKY GERVAIS RUFFLES HOLLYWOOD FEATHERS

From the Spectator:

Mark Dice drew our attention to one Hollywood celebrity who appeared to have missed Ricky Gervais's opening speech (video clip of Patricia Arquette's speech in this tweet):

Quote:

“Patricia Arquette obviously missed Ricky Gervais’ opening monologue. https://t.co/qW3pyJirOg”


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