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Weekly Roundup Of News And Opinion - w/e 29 February

by The Participator – 1 Mar 2020

Is Greece being ruined all over again?

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.


SPOTLIGHT ON - THE MIGRANT CRISIS

From the Telegraph:

From the Daily Mail:

Immigrants continue to arrive in the UK by legal and illegal means. From Cornwall Live:

There was much support for Home Secretary Priti Patel after a top Home Office civil servant resigned, he threatened to sue the government. From the Express:

Meanwhile it seems there is a major fresh surge coming to Europe from Turkey thanks to President Erdogan. From Breitbart:

This comes in the wake of escalating tensions in Syria. 33 Turkish soldiers were killed in Syria earlier in the week apparently. From the Telegraph:

From the Daily Mail:

From Breitbart:

Footage of migrants attempting to break through into Europe (some shouting Allahu Akbar) emerged:

Quote:

“ 'Refugees' Some peaceful fellows trying to enter Greece... Allahu Akbar... Allahu Akbar... Harbingers of Islam and offer Europe nothing but more misery & despair... https://t.co/4ZvhktOUpe”

Trouble flared up in Greece between locals and police who were trying to protect new migrant camps (video footage in this tweet):

Quote:

“Locals of #Lesbos & #Chios island in #Greece have defeated riot police forces sent there to protect the construction of new massive migrant camps (which the locals had started destroying) Before retreating to their boat, they smashed up the locals' cars in revenge #MediaSilence https://t.co/vXqnFRKMiD”

Footage in this next clip from protests:

Quote:

“ALERT: Greek Gov't Is attacking Citizens! Greeks held large-scale protests against the construction of new centers for the tens of thousands migrants invading Greece Gov't secretly imported special "'riot police" (THUGS) who are beating protesters READ: https://t.co/dTB7f3xrnY https://t.co/0YzSSmxgs2”

Some analysis from Gatestone Institute:

From Breitbart:

Meanwhile in Scotland, more progress from the progressives (last week from Forbes):


PM REJECTS EUROPEAN LAWS

From the Telegraph:

From Reuters:


CORONAVIRUS SCARE

From the Daily Mail:

There were some sensationalist claims about the possible eventual scale of the outbreak. From the Express:

Opinion from the Telegraph:

Reports from Iran were troubling:

Quote:

“Coronavirus epidemy in Iran has past the crisis level. The country is imploding - law and order to disappear in the next days. A number of officials already died and mass infection among hospital staff and police forces reported.”

An alarming report from Italy. From Breitbart:

However the reality seems less alarming for the UK, so far at least:

Quote:

“UPDATE on coronavirus (#COVID19) testing in the UK: As of 25 February 2020, a total of 6,795 people have been tested: 6,782 negative. 13 positive. All future figures will now include the four cases from the Diamond Princess cruise ship. https://t.co/CZh5JdyN2Q”

From the Sun:

Quote:

People that grow a beard for religious or cultural reasons are exempted from the rules.

The "Hitler-style tach" is also acceptable according to the above article.


CLIMATE CHANGE AGENDA

From Breitbart:

That's £100,000 per household according to the above article.

From Breitbart:

From the Express:

Meanwhile people are complaining about tax rises. From order-order:

The national debt was £1,821.3 billion at the end of the March 2019 according to the ONS (it's bigger now of course):


ARMED FORCES NEWS

From the Express:


TRADE TALKS

From the Telegraph:


JIHAD NEWS - UK

From the BBC:

A reminder that jihad is not just about violence, there is also the struggle to block the pavements as well:

Quote:

“Friday Prayers On Ealing Rd London today. These guys closed footpath and started praying. This is a Hindu majority area and famous for all the (Gujarati) shops. It’s a mini India. This is just intimidation tactics and I think linked to Delhi https://t.co/MzPFuqLO1F”


CRIME WAVE - UK

From Breitbart:

From the Express:

From the Daily Mail:

From the Birmingham Mail:

From the Independent:

A reassuring statement from the London Mayor:

Quote:

“Muslim Mayor of London LISTEN “I’d rather invest in future Dave and Stormzy’s than future victims of crime” *(Dave & Stormzy are rap artists known for shouting f*ck Boris & calling us all wayyyyycisst) Well done @Councillorsuzie #getkhanout https://t.co/nV7d9vg5GJ”

From the Daily Mail:

From the BBC:


BANKING CRISIS ACQUITTALS

From the BBC:


HOMELESSNESS POLICY ANNOUNCED

From the Sun:


LABOUR PARTY NEWS

From the Telegraph:

A claim from Buzzfeed News:

Baroness Kennedy described “hostile views towards Islam” as abusive and tells us that freedom of speech doesn't include the freedom to be abusive:

Quote:

“Labour’s Baroness Kennedy predicts racists may join the Free Speech Union as a “cover to be abusive” “I think there should freedom of speech, it does not mean freedom to be abusive” the QC tells Free Speech Union’s Inaya Folarin #politicslive https://t.co/mx41pqkSHr https://t.co/0B9lxuPgmn”

It's sort of Labour Party news anyway, the effects of the last Labour government are still being felt it seems. From order-order:


LIBERAL DEMOCRAT PARTY NEWS

From the Telegraph:


BBC NEWS (NEWS ABOUT THE BBC)

More evidence that the BBC is doubling down despite coming under an increasing degree of scrutiny following Brexit. From Breitbart:

From the Times:

From the Press Gazette (January):

According to the above article, she is seeking "£700,000 in back pay", and that's before we even consider the legal bills.

That's just for one employee as well, more are planning to follow suit. From the Telegraph (January):

The Creative Diversity Network (CDN) published a report that showed that BAME and LGBT actors are heavily overrepresented in TV productions. From Breitbart:

As pointed out by a sharp-eyed commenter under the article, the figure of 6.9% gays in the general public given in the report was a huge over-estimation. According to the ONS, gays make up only 2% of the UK population:

On a more lighthearted note, here is some funny analysis from a comedian. From Youtube (20 minutes long):

If you agree then you might be interested in a new campaign by the Taxpayers' Alliance. From order-order:

The government is also inviting your views apparently, be sure to let them know what you think!


A STORM IN A YORKSHIRE TEACUP

The Chancellor of the Exchequer was pictured with a box of Yorkshire Tea teabags, and a storm quickly brewed up on social media with far-left activists calling for the brand to be boycotted. From the BBC:

Yorkshire Tea responded to one commenter:

Quote:

“@sulaAlice Sue, you're shouting at tea. Please do look after yourself and try to be kind to others. We're going to mute you now.”

The Free Speech Union tweeted:

Quote:

“We may disagree with your choice of hot beverage; but we will defend to the death your right to drink it. https://t.co/3qCO2X3Kdi”


TRANSGENDER AGENDA - SCOTLAND

From the Telegraph:

Note the word "Progress" on the lectern in the photo in the above article.

The story was widely reported and commented on. Opinion from the Spectator:


EUROPEAN UNION NEWS

From the European Centre for Law and Justice:

Quote:

the Open Society Network stands out for the number of judges linked to it (12)

From the Telegraph:


CRIME WAVE - GERMANY

From the Guardian:


EDUCATION NEWS - NORWAY

From Jihad Watch:

A study found systematic bias in school textbooks.


MIGRANT CRISIS - FINLAND

You've heard of no-go zones? What about no-no squares? Sex education for migrants in Finland (we think this video clip is from there) just got a little bit more exciting with this singing/dancing routine:

Quote:

“This crap song was made to combat Europe’s migrant rape crisis. I guess this whole time I was supposed to just “dance” for my attacker instead of you know, shooting them dead. I think I’ll stick with my Sig. https://t.co/CjEjGlrilt”

Sing along:

STOP! Don't touch me there!
This is .. my no-no square!


PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS

Meanwhile a reminder that it's not only Muslims who are persecuting Christians in some parts of the world. From the Express:

From the Christian Post:


INDIA RIOTS - MEDIA BIAS QUESTIONED

Apparently the Citizenship Amendment Act allows for the fast-tracking of applications from Hindus and Sikhs in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, but Muslims are excluded. From the BBC:

Quote:

Photographs, videos and accounts on social media paint a chilling image of the last few days - of mostly Hindu mobs beating unarmed men, including journalists; of groups of men with sticks, iron rods and stones wandering the streets; and of Hindus and Muslims facing off.

However some video footage in this tweet seems to possibly suggest a more complicated picture:

Quote:

“India: Women wearing burqas distribute weapons to rioters Fake News reports these terrorists are rioting against Modi's CAA which gives citizenship to non-muslims being persecuted In several ISLAMIC nations. The REAL goal of the rioters is to turn India into an Islamic Country! https://t.co/uhPuZZ3pwb”

Robert Spencer writing at PJ Media also challenged the US media portrayal:

An anecdotal account:

Quote:

“"They are armed with weapons, petrol & stones stored in their homes. We are very scared for our lives. Where do we run away? We used to live together in peace since long, we didn't imagine that they will kill our kids," #DelhiRiot2020 #DelhiAgainstJehadiViolence #DelhiRiotTruth https://t.co/x5iIJ9uQpE”


PHIL HANEY SHOT DEAD - SUICIDE OR MURDER?

From Breitbart:

He was an expert in jihadi terror talking about the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood.


SOCIAL MEDIA TAKEOVER?

Finally what may turn out to be some real really good news for a change. From the Daily Mail:


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