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Weekly Roundup Of News And Opinion - w/e 8 February

by The Participator – 9 Feb 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.


CLIMATE CHANGE AGENDA

From ITV:

From the Telegraph:

The PM was speaking alongside Sir David Attenborough at the event. Opinion from the Spectator:

Opinion from Delingpole, from Breitbart:

From Bloomberg:

Those concerned about the increasing size of the world's human population may want to take notice of the graph in this article from the Pew Research Center (one section of the bar graph is pretty static):


BREXIT NEWS

From the Express:

Also on Twitter:

Project fear in reverse? From the Telegraph:

From the Express:

From the Telegraph:

Blue sea thinking? From the Express:

Developments in Ireland may be causing concern in some quarters. From the Express:


HS2 NEWS

Has the cost really gone up by £50 billion in a week? From the Daily Mail:


LABOUR PARTY NEWS

From the Daily Mail:

From the Independent:

From the Telegraph:


CONSERVATIVE PARTY NEWS

From the Guardian:

From Breitbart:

Daniel Kawczynski wrote this in the Spectator this week:


MEDIA NEWS (NEWS ABOUT THE MEDIA)

It seems as if the government are not in any hurry to abolish the licence fee. From the Daily Mail:

From the Express:

From the Metro:


SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE CAMPAIGN

From the Times:

From the Scotsman:

From the Express:

From the Sun:

From the Telegraph:


CORONAVIRUS SCARE

From the Telegraph:

From Breitbart:

Video footage appeared on social media showing citizens in China being detained against their will:

Quote:

“Again, it’s just the flu https://t.co/3fPU5ta6AM”


MIGRANT CRISIS - UK

From the Times:

From the Express:

The next day:

Quote:

“A record 102 migrants crossed the channel in six boats today, beating the record of 90 set yesterday. More to come.”

From the Daily Mail:


CRIME WAVE - UK

From Breitbart:

From the Independent:

From the Telegraph:

From the Telegraph:


CRIME-NON-CRIME REPORTS

From Reclaim The Net:


JIHAD NEWS - UK

3 people were injured, the attacker was shot dead by police. From the Telegraph:

From the Birmingham Mail (2018):

From the Telegraph:

Opinion from Alexander Boot:

Opinion from The Slog:

Quote:

The wrong people are still running Britain

From the Telegraph:

From the Daily Mail:

News on Shamima Begum's attempts to regain entry to the UK:

Quote:

“Shamima Begum - one of three east London schoolgirls who travelled to Syria to join so-called Islamic State - has lost the first stage of a legal challenge against the decision to revoke her British citizenship.”

From the Express:

From the Sun:


HALAL NEWS

A Labour Party MP asked for support for introducing kosher halal food to the House of Commons according to order-order:

It's a worthy cause according to Guido. What do you think? Please leave a comment below.


WHITE GUILT AGENDA

From the Daily Mail:


TRANSGENDER AGENDA

From LBC News:

From the Telegraph:

From the Birmingham Mail:

From the Spectator:


DIVERSITY AGENDA

From the Guardian:


EDUCATION NEWS

From the Daily Mail:


MICROPLASTICS IN HUMAN SEWAGE FERTILISER

From the Telegraph:


YELLOW VEST NEWS - FRANCE

Video clip in this tweet showing firefighters fighting the police (again, one of a number of clips in the last few weeks):

Quote:

“Macron says we are a divided country, how ridiculous a comment when his own civilians have marched and protested for 15 solid months against him.... and his emergency services fight each other https://t.co/fbp79G0XAQ”


FREEDOM OF SPEECH - FRANCE

Some good news for a change on the freedom of speech front, from Breitbart:


MIGRANT CRISIS - GREECE

From the BBC:


FGM IN EGYPT

From the Guardian:


AFGHANISTAN STONING

From the Daily Mail:


PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS

An article about persecution of Christians from Gatestone Institute:

A shocking claim about the Maldives (that was just last week allowed to join the Commonwealth) is made in the above article, that people are only allowed to be Muslims in the Maldives apparently. The freedom of religions only includes the freedom to follow just the one religion there apparently (eerie echoes of a short story we told this week).

Meanwhile in France, from Breitbart:


PRESIDENT TRUMP ACQUITTED

From the Telegraph:

From the Express:

From PJ Media:

From the American Thinker:

From the Express:

Meanwhile news from the Democrats' leadership race. From the Spectator:


NEWS FROM THE NEW EQUALITY REPRESENTATIVE

Finally we leave you with this announcement from MrMrs Barker from The Ministry Of Sex Equality (video clip in the tweet):

Quote:

“I have posted this Ronnie Barker from The Ministry Of Sex Equality video before. And would like to point out to my left-leaning followers that this is in fact a comedy sketch and not a genuine government directive. https://t.co/FKUGZs42l8”


Note – Please note that we are dependent on the veracity of news reports provided by other news sources. It is not our intention to knowingly quote “Fake News” (except where stated as satire), but we do sometimes quote the BBC when other sources are unavailable.

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