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Nigel Paul Farage (/ˈfærɑːʒ/; born 3 April 1964) is a British politician, broadcaster and political analyst who was the leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) from 2006 to 2009 and again from 2010 to 2016. Since 1999 he has been an MEP for South East England. He co-chairs the Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (formerly "Europe of Freedom and Democracy") group. A prominent Eurosceptic in the UK, he has been noted for his speeches in the European Parliament, and has strongly criticised the euro currency.

spiegel

Published  4 weeks ago

Das Verhalten britischer Politiker im Zusammenhang mit dem Brexit erinnert verblüffend an die Defizite, die gewisse Hirnschäden mit sich bringen. Hat man das einmal verstanden, ist offenkundig, was jetzt zu tun wäre.

Daily Intelligencer

Published  1 month ago

“They will soon be calling me MR. BREXIT!,” announced Donald Trump in the summer of 2016. Before long, Trump was calling himself that, after appearing at a rally with Nigel Farage, one of its champions.

The association with Brexit burnished Trump’s self-styled (and utterly fabricated) reputation as a soothsayer. More importantly, the connection seemed to confirm that Trump represented something larger: a wave of conservative populism sweeping the Western world.

And yet the collapse of Brexit, yet again, reveals another, less flattering commonality. Conservative populism has utterly failed to translate the political impulses behind them into a plausible governing agenda. It is a visceral reaction against multiculturalism and modernity that has not only failed to produce concrete solutions for its supporters, but doesn’t even know what to ask for.

The political phenomenon of conservative populism has created a demand for philosophical treatises to justify it. The conservative intelligentsia has been engaged in a comic process of backfilling in high-minded arguments to support the rise of Trump. The pro-Trump media is dominated by lowbrow right-wing infotainment, like Fox News and Breitbart — media that are simple and accessible enough for Trump himself to enjoy.

But the vast apparatus of conservative intellectuals also needs essays and lectures pitched at a higher level, in order to sustain its own sense of elitism. There’s no need to raise millions of dollars for think tanks and endowed chairs if the party’s thought process begins and ends with Sean Hannity’s sock-puppet routine. The Journal of American Greatness was founded in 2016 for this specific purpose — defining a populist conservatism that would resemble whatever it is Trump is trying to do.

The right has put its finest minds to the task of turning its irritable mental gestures into something resembling ideas. Peter Berkowitz, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, delivered a lecture at the Manhattan Institute that was adapted for publication in the City Journal. Its theme, implicitly rebuking conservatives who might feel some discomfort with Trump’s vulgarity and open bigotry, was that conservatives have always made common cause with populists. Trump has declared, “I have a gut and my gut tells me more sometimes than anybody else’s brain can ever tell me.” Berkowitz restates Trump’s ethos more elegantly. “Conservatives have tended to recognize the unruliness of the passions and the limits of reason. They believe that recondite reflection and abstract theory tend to obscure practical matters; as a guide to politics, conservatives strongly prefer experience and practical wisdom,” he argues. “Burke allied with the people against ‘the political men of letters’ — the progressive public intellectuals of his day.”

Apparently this innate distrust of elites is why conservatives should accept and even welcome a leader of the free world who has been described in the following terms by his own appointees: “Fucking moron” (Rex Tillerson), an “idiot” (John Kelly, John Dowd), a “dope” (H.R. McMaster), “dumb as shit” (Gary Cohn) with the comprehension level of “a fifth- or sixth-grader” (James Mathis), or “an 11-year-old-child” (Steve Bannon). A president with an attention span so miniscule his aides have to use large-type placards festooned with brief slogans and colorful graphics, it seems, is the worthy heir to Sir Edmund Burke himself.

Berkowitz builds his essay on the premise that the working class has become disaffected with “an imperious ruling elite.” Yet he offers nothing in the way of substance to flesh it out, gesturing only at familiar bromides (“individual freedom, limited government, free markets, robust civil society, and a strong America in the international arena”) as the eternal course.

He fails to acknowledge Trump won these voters in large part by distancing himself from the right, promising universal health care, lower prescription-drug prices, cracking down on Wall Street, ending the carried interest loophole, and other ideologically unorthodox moves. But he has abandoned all these ideas in favor of a rehash of George W. Bush’s domestic agenda. This has helped persuade Republican legislators to overlook his misconduct, but taken a toll on Trump’s popularity.

The populist promises that set Trump apart during both the primary and the general election have simply failed to materialize. Trump’s budget, which proposes cuts to Medicare and Medicaid that he had famously pledged to oppose, is the latest evidence that he has simply defaulted to traditional movement conservatism.

Conservative populism has followed the same course in the United Kingdom and the United States. Right-wing politicians attached expansive promises to retrograde cultural panic to gain power, and once given a chance to follow through, have managed to deliver only the latter. These movements justified themselves as an authentic rebellion against the experts. The experts warned the promises were impossible. It turns out they knew what they were talking about.

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Westmonster

Published  1 month ago

A damning new YouGov poll reveals that only around one in ten people think Theresa May’s proposed deal delivers on what 17.4 million Leave voters want to see delivered.

Just 12% of the public believe the deal delivers for Brexiteer, compared to 58% who say it does not. No wonder support for a WTO Brexit is increasing across the country.

The Brexit deal negotiated by Theresa May [X] deliver the type of Brexit those who voted leave in 2016 wanted:

Does not: 58%

via @YouGov

— Britain Elects (@britainelects) March 12, 2019

And these numbers are before Attorney General Geoffrey Cox confirmed that the backstop trap remains.

In his legal advice today, Cox has said: “The legal risk remains unchanged that if through no such demonstrable failure of either party, but simply because of intractable differences, that situation does arise, the United Kingdom would have, at least while the fundamental circumstances remained the same, no internationally lawful means of exiting the Protocol’s arrangements, save by agreement.”

It appears the majority of voters agree with Nigel Farage on the deal: “This is all words and twisted meanings.

“Nothing has changed. Reject. Reject. Reject.”

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Zero Hedge

Published  1 month ago

It has been a strange 24 hours.

America First with Sebastian Gorka

Published  1 month ago

When the American Conservative Union asked if I wanted to address CPAC this year, of course I said yes. Then came several weeks of discussion as to what the subject of my speech should be. This is the biggest event of its kind in the nation, with more than 200 speakers and this year in excess of 10,000 attendees, more than half under the age of 25, so I am not envious of the job Matt Schlapp and Dan Schneider have to do to pull off such a feat. (Especially when your speakers include the president and the vice president and all the security that entails).

The topic we eventually settled on was the threat Russia poses to America, a subject I am always happy to address given my family history. With parents who suffered under a Stalinist dictatorship and a father who escaped from a Communist political prison, providing a reality-check on the menace posed by a Russia still run by a KGB colonel comes easy.

However, on the day, eight minutes into my speech I decided I needed to change tack. Russia is a threat, but it is not the Soviet Union. Instead I felt compelled to talk about the real threat we face as the free-est nation on God’s Earth: the rise of socialism within our borders.

My speech was on the morning of the first day of CPAC, and the remarkable thing was, as the next three days unfolded, my decision to ad lib on that specific topic was echoed again and again—without any “central planning” from the organizers—by speaker after speaker. From Charlie Kirk of Turning Point USA, to Mr. Brexit, Nigel Farage, to Mark Levin, and finally the vice president and President Trump himself. (If you missed the president’s barnburner, do yourself a favor and watch it. And bookmark the link so you can return to it when you feel like the radical crazies are winning and you need a laugh).

All of us ended up reflecting on the fact that, like a zombie that just will not die, Karl Marx’s ideology of destruction is back, and this time not as an external threat held to by a nation that wants to destroy or enslave us, but in the guise of an erstwhile mainstream American party that has been taken over by extremists.

Yet those who have surrendered to the deadly utopianism seem to be suffering from a psychosis of some kind. Democrats by and large deny they are socialists, so much so that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) stood to clap during the president’s State of the Union as he pledged that America will never be a socialist nation. This at the same time that Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) announced her “New Green Deal,” a centralization of power designed to destroy the free-market completely. No gasoline engines. No air travel. All buildings demolished and then rebuilt to a politically correct code. Not to mention the rationing, or eventually phasing out of red meat so we can get a grip on bovine flatulence. (If you want to see the original green scam plan Ocasio-Cortez’s office tried to deep-six, you can find it here.)

If patriotic Americans ever capitulated and the plan were implemented it would give more power to the federal government than any Communist state ever had. Yes, there may have been breadlines in Moscow, Prague, and Warsaw, but they never banned meat or automobiles.

The fact is, the Democratic Party is in big trouble. Its old white leadership thought they could allow the fringe types into the club and control them, dilute their extremism. They are failing. This burgeoning internal civil war is clearest not when it comes to new disagreements but rather, in confronting old skeletons.

The Left has always had a default setting that was anti-Israeli and anti-Jewish. Just look at the history of the crypto-anti-Semitic BDS movement and where it was born. But in the past few weeks, with blatant anti-Semites like Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib actually winning seats in Congress as Democrats, we have a blatant institutionalization of Jew-hatred at the highest levels of the Democratic Party. Pelosi said she would deal with Omar’s public statements of hate. Then she removed Omar’s name from the censure motion and then it was delayed. Next it was watered down even more by focusing on all “hatred,” not the specific and vile comments from the freshman congresswoman. Now, with Pelosi storming out of the latest meeting on the measure, it looks as if the party has a full-fledged revolt on its hands.

America’s Founders deliberately built our federal system in a way so as to keep it permanently hobbled in some respects. The checks and balances and the separation of powers were designed to effect gridlock, not obviate it, and were meant to prevent a domestic “King George scenario.” But did they ever envisage a day when one of our two parties would embrace the principles of a totalitarian policy? Note every declared frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination has endorsed AOC’s green socialist plan. With a worldview informed in its totality by the tenets of Judeo-Christian civilization, could they have ever imagined institutionalized hatred of half our heritage being normalized?

The Democrats are in trouble. The question remains, how much damage will they do to our Republic and our friends and allies before their own internal civil war leads to the expulsion of the extremists from our political culture?

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channel4

Published  1 month ago

Despite an agreement by all groups to suspend campaigning in the aftermath of Jo Cox's death, Arron Banks instructed the social media team at Leave.EU to "boost" an existing sponsored Facebook ad.

American Greatness

Published  1 month ago

When the American Conservative Union asked if I wanted to address CPAC this year, of course I said yes. Then came several weeks of discussion as to what the subject of my speech should be. This is the biggest event of its kind in the nation, with more than 200 speakers and this year in excess of 10,000 attendees, more than half under the age of 25, so I am not envious of the job Matt Schlapp and Dan Schneider have to do to pull off such a feat. (Especially when your speakers include the president and the vice president and all the security that entails).

The topic we eventually settled on was the threat Russia poses to America, a subject I am always happy to address given my family history. With parents who suffered under a Stalinist dictatorship and a father who escaped from a Communist political prison, providing a reality-check on the menace posed by a Russia still run by a KGB colonel comes easy.

However, on the day, eight minutes into my speech I decided I needed to change tack. Russia is a threat, but it is not the Soviet Union. Instead I felt compelled to talk about the real threat we face as the free-est nation on God’s Earth: the rise of socialism within our borders.

My speech was on the morning of the first day of CPAC, and the remarkable thing was, as the next three days unfolded, my decision to ad lib on that specific topic was echoed again and again—without any “central planning” from the organizers—by speaker after speaker. From Charlie Kirk of Turning Point USA, to Mr. Brexit, Nigel Farage, to Mark Levin, and finally the vice president and President Trump himself. (If you missed the president’s barnburner, do yourself a favor and watch it. And bookmark the link so you can return to it when you feel like the radical crazies are winning and you need a laugh).

All of us ended up reflecting on the fact that, like a zombie that just will not die, Karl Marx’s ideology of destruction is back, and this time not as an external threat held to by a nation that wants to destroy or enslave us, but in the guise of an erstwhile mainstream American party that has been taken over by extremists.

Yet those who have surrendered to the deadly utopianism seem to be suffering from a psychosis of some kind. Democrats by and large deny they are socialists, so much so that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) stood to clap during the president’s State of the Union as he pledged that America will never be a socialist nation. This at the same time that Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) announced her “New Green Deal,” a centralization of power designed to destroy the free-market completely. No gasoline engines. No air travel. All buildings demolished and then rebuilt to a politically correct code. Not to mention the rationing, or eventually phasing out of red meat so we can get a grip on bovine flatulence. (If you want to see the original green scam plan Ocasio-Cortez’s office tried to deep-six, you can find it here.)

If patriotic Americans ever capitulated and the plan were implemented it would give more power to the federal government than any Communist state ever had. Yes, there may have been breadlines in Moscow, Prague, and Warsaw, but they never banned meat or automobiles.

The fact is, the Democratic Party is in big trouble. Its old white leadership thought they could allow the fringe types into the club and control them, dilute their extremism. They are failing. This burgeoning internal civil war is clearest not when it comes to new disagreements but rather, in confronting old skeletons.

The Left has always had a default setting that was anti-Israeli and anti-Jewish. Just look at the history of the crypto-anti-Semitic BDS movement and where it was born. But in the past few weeks, with blatant anti-Semites like Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib actually winning seats in Congress as Democrats, we have a blatant institutionalization of Jew-hatred at the highest levels of the Democratic Party. Pelosi said she would deal with Omar’s public statements of hate. Then she removed Omar’s name from the censure motion and then it was delayed. Next it was watered down even more by focusing on all “hatred,” not the specific and vile comments from the freshman congresswoman. Now, with Pelosi storming out of the latest meeting on the measure, it looks as if the party has a full-fledged revolt on its hands.

America’s Founders deliberately built our federal system in a way so as to keep it permanently hobbled in some respects. The checks and balances and the separation of powers were designed to effect gridlock, not obviate it, and were meant to prevent a domestic “King George scenario.” But did they ever envisage a day when one of our two parties would embrace the principles of a totalitarian policy? Note every declared frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination has endorsed AOC’s green socialist plan. With a worldview informed in its totality by the tenets of Judeo-Christian civilization, could they have ever imagined institutionalized hatred of half our heritage being normalized?

The Democrats are in trouble. The question remains, how much damage will they do to our Republic and our friends and allies before their own internal civil war leads to the expulsion of the extremists from our political culture?

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Mail Online

Published  1 month ago

In his most ferocious attack on Brexit to date, the French President said Britain's withdrawal was peddled by 'anger mongers and fake news' and 'offers nothing'.

BrexitCentral

Published  1 month ago

In November 2013, Robert Oulds of the Bruges Group invited me to speak at a conference in London. He asked me because I had been for some years accredited as a journalist to the EU institutions in Bru

patribotics

Published  1 month ago

Multiple sources with links to UK intelligence report that Russian corruption of the Brexit vote is far worse than previously thought. The referendum on remaining part of the EU received so much illegal foreign money and influence from Russia, these sources say, that UK intelligence is minded to recommend to Theresa May’s government that the Brexit vote be redone, as it is not thought that the vote was ‘free and fair’. This term is often used in Great Britain to describe a legitimate election process.

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It is illegal under UK electoral law for foreign nationals and entities to spend sums of money influencing domestic votes. The Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act, sources said, was quite clear on the illegality of such donations.

This reporter broke the story, last year, that the same Russian entities that were pushing botnets for Trump were pushing them for Brexit, and for Marine le Pen and Viktor Orban. The level of money and the reach of the fake bots and targeted data funded by Russia, using Cambridge Analytica, sources said, was so great that MI5 and MI6, the UK’s versions of the FBI and CIA, did not believe that the Brexit referendum could have been said to have been ‘free and fair’.

Sources cautioned, however, that an absolute decision had not yet been made and that the Prime Minister and her government opposed a revote. Reasons for this included both the public reaction, and the fact that it is thought that any second vote is likely to have the same final result as the first one. Sources with links to both UK and US intelligence also believed, however, that there was major anxiety within the British government – among all major parties – of politicians’ links to the Russian state being exposed.

The resulting scandal could be worse than the ‘MPs’ expenses’ scandal of 2009, which caught hundreds of MPs up in a corruption probe over petty larceny paid for by taxpayers, where British politicans charged personal items as ‘expenses’ necessary for their work to the public purse.

Sources were aware that Russian money had flowed into more UK electoral processes than just the Brexit vote. Russia piled into the Scottish independence referendum on behalf of the SNP; the former SNP leader, Alex Salmond, has just accepted a chat show on the UK version of Russia Today, Putin’s state propaganda channel. In America, Russia Today have been forced to register as foreign agents under FARA (the foreign agents’ registration act).

Russia has also backed Jeremy Corbyn, in an apparent fit of anger towards Theresa May for the UK’s assistance to the US intelligence community; and UKIP, the party led by Nigel Farage. UKIP’s leaders are under an active USIC investigation for colluding with Russia in the matter of Donald Trump’s election campaign. We plan a further report on Nigel Farage shortly. Sources speculated, without certainty, that any re-do of a corrupted Brexit vote might be announced after the arrest of Nigel Farage, which, separate sources assert, is a certainty.

Several sources with knowledge of the matter indicated that the intelligence community was not likely to be swayed by political considerations from making its recommendation. Analysis was not merely based on logging the amount of money and the number of social media profiles affected, they said, but on SIGINT, or signals intelligence – that is, recordings and other legal interceptions of politicians, Russian agents and assets, and of tracking laundered money, including by tracking the use of bitcoin, that flowed from Vladimir Putin into the Brexit referendum.

GCHQ, as we have previously reported, recorded Steve Mnuchin, Donald Trump and others at Trump Turnberry on June 24th, 2016, the day after Brexit. All attending that event and the weekend with Mr. Trump that followed it were under constant surveillance, sources said. At that weekend, the deal outlined at Trump Tower on June 9th, 2016, was finalized – Trump would alter policy in America, on both sanctions and Ukraine, in exchange for Russia’s help in hacking the election. Brexit and Cambridge Analytica were crucial to ‘proving’ to Trump that Putin and his assets could hand an election victory, against the odds, to the GOP’s candidate. Steve Bannon and Robert Mercer were crucial links in Putin’s twin assaults on the UK and US electoral systems; they were heavily involved with UKIP, Cambridge Analytica, Brexit and then the Trump campaign.

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the Guardian

Published  1 month ago

Whisper it, but another EU referendum is the best way out of this mess, even for the DUP, says comedian Patrick Kielty

dailycaller

Published  1 month ago

Facebook on Tuesday briefly deleted a personal profile and disabled a fan page for Raheem Kassam, an opinion writer for The Daily Caller and a former chief adviser to United Kingdom Independence Party leader Nigel Farage.

“What a thing to wake up to,” Kassam said in a message on Twitter. “My personal Facebook profile has been deleted, with no warning or explanation. I can no longer administer my fan page, with over 150,000 likes.”

Donald Trump Jr. weighed in on the incident. “I’m sure this was an ‘accident’ like I’ve been hearing from the social media masters,” he wrote in a tweet. “Funny that the accidents only happen one way.”

I’m sure this was an “accident” like I’ve been hearing from the social media masters. Funny that the accidents only happen one way. https://t.co/OTenZwaeCJ

— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 26, 2019

A few hours after Trump’s comment, Kassam reported that his page had been reinstated. Facebook did not provide Kassam with any explanation for the ordeal.

It wasn’t clear if Facebook disabled the page due to American or European politics. The company hired Nick Clegg, a former head of the U.K.’s Liberal Democrats, as chief of global policy and communications in October. Kassam posted in praise of British activist Tommy Robinson on Facebook on Monday — shortly before he was suspended — calling a documentary Robinson produced a “must watch for anyone interested in how mainstream news orgs collaborate with hard left groups to create fake news about the political right.”

Facebook announced Robinson was banned from Facebook and Instagram at nearly the same time Kassam was suspended.

Kassam, a former Muslim and former editor for conservative media outlet Breitbart London, is scheduled to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Maryland later this week. (RELATED: Facebook’s New Rules Ban Employees From Changing Colleagues’ Minds)

“The blunt instrument of censorship has long been used as a means of aggression and a form of violence against conservative thought and speech,” Kassam said in a statement to The Daily Caller.

“This latest foray by Facebook, against someone who is a bestselling author and mainstage speaker at CPAC, seems to imply a new salient in their assault on conservatives,” Kassam added. “No longer are they simply targeting the ‘fringe’ or ‘edgy’ voices. They are also coming for people with a far more mainstream following.” (RELATED: Internet Trolls Are Turning Facebook’s Content Moderators Into Rabid 9/11 Conspiracy Theorists)

It’s the third time Facebook has been accused of censoring conservatives over the last several weeks. Last week, the Facebook-owned Instagram allegedly prevented users from liking posts published by Donald Trump Jr. Earlier in the month, Facebook and Instagram were both accused of blocking posts from users who were critical of actor Jussie Smollett for allegedly staging his own assault.

Facebook said in a statement, “This profile was removed in error and was restored as soon as we were able to investigate.”

Editor’s note: The Daily Caller updated this story with more details after the reactivation of Kassam’s account.

Breitbart

Published  1 month ago

Former UKIP leader and Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage paid tribute to the late Andrew Breitbart at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Maryland on Friday, pointing out how he warned conservatives that social media companies would use censorship to control the political conversation.

Farage explained how Breitbart, who died seven years ago on Friday aged just 43, advocated the use of social media for the advancement of conservative ideas but also warned that those in charge platforms would eventually try to censor such information from spreading.

“It is outrageous that Facebook says they’re a platform for all ideas, when actually they are censoring content,” Farage said. “You know, seven years ago today, Andrew Breitbart died suddenly. He was, in many ways, a pioneer of the movement and the argument that we could go behind the back of mainstream media and use social media to reach out audiences.”

He also called on lawmakers to “redefine” social media giants such as Facebook as publishers to help solve the issue.

“So we should not only pay tribute to him, but also his warning,” he continued. “He predicted that censorship would be used on social media to stifle debate. And we need our legislators to redefine organizations like Facebook as publishers so they are responsible for the content that they put out.”

Farage was not the only figure to pay tribute to Andrew Breitbart at this year’s conference. Conservative activist and writer Michelle Malkin, who worked with him on a variety of projects, also described him as a “disruptor” who fundamentally changed America’s political landscape.

“It may be a coincidence, or maybe it’s providential, that I am privileged enough to speak here today on the seven-year anniversary of Andrew Breitbart’s death,” Malkin said. “He was a disrupter among defenders of the status quo. We need more like him. That is the future.”

Follow Ben Kew on Facebook, Twitter at @ben_kew, or email him at bkew@breitbart.com.

The Gateway Pundit

Published  1 month ago

On Tuesday Facebook deleted conservative Raheem Kassam’s page without notice.

Raheem Kassam is a prominent British conservative, former editor-in-chief of Breitbart News London, and former chief advisor to former UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage.

Raheem also supports Tommy Robinson and his campaign to protect Great Britain from radical Islam.

What a thing to wake up to. My personal Facebook profile has been deleted, with no warning or explanation. I can no longer administer my fan page, with over 150,000 likes. pic.twitter.com/y9VZo3BEhA

— Raheem Kassam (@RaheemKassam) February 26, 2019

They coming for #TeamRaheem now https://t.co/CSlGOUWfhN

— ✌🏻Jack Posobiec✌🏻 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) February 26, 2019

BBC contributor and Muslim activist Mohammad Shafiq claimed responsibility for pushing the censorship against Tommy Robinson and his supporters.

Shafiq believes speech is not free and certain speech that questions Islam or Islamic terrorism should not be allowed in public.

Shafiq and his Rhamadhan Foundation praised Facebook and Instagram for banning Tommy Robinson and his supporters.

Tommy Robinson banned from Facebook and Instagram

Published: Tuesday 26th February 2019 13:00

Mr Mohammed Shafiq, CEO of the Ramadhan Foundation comments:

“I welcome the decision by Facebook to ban the well known Fascist Tommy Robinson from their platforms of Facebook and Instagram.

I can reveal I recently held meetings with Facebook representatives in London to discuss the concern of the British Muslim community that Tommy Robinson’s continued presence on Social media was leading to further radicalisation of his supporters and brainwashing them into supporting his racism towards all Muslims. I want to thank Facebook for their action in banning this individual and their promises to taken serious action against hate speech wherever it comes from.

I have to be clear this is not about free speech or silencing criticism or questioning of Islam and Muslims, this is about hate speech and hatred towards one community which is evident across various networks. Tommy Robinson has spent years directing hatred towards Muslims, targeting innocent Muslims with his inflammatory speeches and videos on social media. We know the Finsbury Park Mosque terrorist Darren Osborne was inspired by Tommy’s videos and his targeting of one community. Therefore, we know what affect these videos and posts have on our community.

I can confirm that the Ramadhan Foundation has reached out to Google and YouTube representatives here in London to push them to take similar action to ban Tommy Robinson and look forward to meeting them in the coming weeks.

If you promote hatred towards Muslims or other minority communities, the Ramadhan Foundation will not remain silent.”

Westmonster

Published  1 month ago

The British government have finally decided to ban Hezbollah, in its entirety, from the UK.

Today the UK announced finally acting to outlaw the Islamist terror group, with its flag having been flown in London in recent times. Sickening.

Hezbollah flags flying unimpeded outside The Ritz in London yesterday. How do our weak leaders allow this to happen on the streets of Britain? pic.twitter.com/kBwKkjgwRu

— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) June 11, 2018

The group is set to be proscribed as a terrorist organisation in its entirety including their ‘political wing’, along with other groups Ansaroul Islam and Jamaat Nusrat al-Islam Wal-Muslimin (JNIM).

In a statement, Home Secretary Sajid Javid said: “My priority as Home Secretary is to protect the British people. As part of this, we identify and ban any terrorist organisation which threatens our safety and security, whatever their motivations or ideology which is why I am taking action against several organisations today.

“Hizballah is continuing in its attempts to destabilase the fragile situation in the Middle East – and we are no longer able to distinguish between their already banned military wing and the political party. Because of this, I have taken the decision to proscribe the group in its entirety.”

He also tweeted that: “Today I’ve announced the banning of three groups – including Hizballah. We will continue to outlaw terrorist organisations that threaten our safety & security.”

And Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said: “We are staunch supporters of a stable and prosperous Lebanon.

“We cannot however be complacent when it comes to terrorism – it is clear the distinction between Hizballah’s military and political wings does not exist, and by proscribing Hizballah in all its forms, the government is sending a clear signal that its destabilising activities in the region are totally unacceptable and detrimental to the UK’s national security.

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“This does not change our ongoing commitment to Lebanon, with whom we have a broad and strong relationship.”

The British public rightly want and expect their government to take the firmest possible action against extremism. This is a welcome development.

Breitbart

Published  1 month ago

Facebook temporarily blocked users from posting articles from finance and politics blog Zero Hedge this week, calling the blacklisting a "mistake."

the Guardian

Published  2 months ago

Even now, after all that’s happened over the past few days and with everything to come, Labour politicians and their aides cling to one of two excuses for their position on Brexit. The first will come most often from an MP for some kicked-about northern seat. “I voted remain, of course,” they generally begin, “but my constituents wanted Brexit.” And so, despite all misgivings, Brexit they shall have. Soft Brexit, naturally, as soft and as yielding as a goosedown pillow, because our clear-eyed, good-hearted representative looks at the tragedy at Honda and knows they want no more of that – but enough Brexit, they hope, to satisfy the voters’ appetite.

The second excuse usually comes from those closer to Jeremy Corbyn, by employment or inclination. For them, Brexit is something to be endured for the greater good of enabling Labour to kick out the Tories. So nail those six tests to the door even if they are, to use a technical term, “bollocks”; offer to help Theresa May with her deal; strike a tone both constructive and ambiguous.

The City may thrive despite Brexit, but the rest of us won’t | Simon Jenkins

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In this way does a party that is overwhelmingly remain, from its voters to its members to its MPs to its frontbench, end up as the midwife to leave. True, there is a smaller number at each level who truly believe in a leftwing Brexit, or Lexit, but easily Labour’s biggest motive is a desire not to upset the electorate.

And I can see the logic. This will not be yet another column fantasising about how Labour is run by a cabal of revolutionary grandads all huddled together on some Kremlin-sponsored allotment to plot the downfall of capitalism. It plainly isn’t, although I would pay good money to see that film. Nevertheless, what may seem sensible tactics adds up to dangerous strategy. In its focus on the immediate demands of holding together a fragile political coalition – only heightened by the walkout last week of Chuka Umunna et al – it ignores this moment’s historic significance. It is all trees and no wood.

The jobs lost to Brexit and the havoc it is already wreaking in government are staples of the news, but only in the past week has there been serious talk about how it will reconfigure politics. Yet one of the greatest risks is that Labour will chuck away its position as the most interesting venture in mainstream European politics, merely to tie itself to the back bumper of a hard-right juggernaut.

Brexit was always a project driven by the right to enrich the right. That goes for its most fervent enthusiasts, Thatcherite throwbacks such as her former chancellor Nigel Lawson and Patrick Minford, the economist who in the run-up to the referendum blithely forecast that Brexit would “eliminate manufacturing … But this shouldn’t scare us. Britain is good at putting on a suit and selling to other nations.” It applies to the prizes the right seeks from leaving, such as scrapping paid holidays and other workers’ rights, as reportedly plotted by Boris Johnson and Michael Gove. And just look at how it is already using this moment to change our notions of who gets to live here and on what terms. Does anyone think that home secretary Sajid Javid would make such a show of leaving a British teenager and her baby to rot in a refugee camp in a failed state were he not hoping to become the first prime minister of Brexitannia? This will be the country that feels no shame because it’s too busy being fuelled by hate.

When I voted remain in 2016, it was not out of love for such sorry characters as Jean-Claude Juncker, but because I didn’t want the UK to be remade in the image of Nigel Farage. Well, I lost and it’s no consolation that the only thing I got wrong was the former public schoolboy: my eyes should have been on a double-breasted jacket and a monocle. Unless something major changes, the end of next month will launch the Rees-Mogg revolution, a reconfiguration of British society as drastic as that begun by Margaret Thatcher.

Why would the British left so blithely enable a Tory project that seeks to cripple it all over again? Should you need a reminder of how disastrous it is for Labour to enshrine Tory arguments as orthodoxy, then just think back to 2010-2015, when no opposition politician could begin a TV interview without disclosing whether they were now, or had ever been, a deficit denier. Now imagine that happening on cutting immigration, on trade giveaways, on slashing taxes.

There are of course the aforementioned Lexiters, who just know 29 March will bring the death of neoliberalism, even though the neoliberals will be in charge. Who claim that cutting immigration from the EU will allow more people to come in from the Commonwealth, although there’s nothing to stop that happening today if May’s government wanted it (spoiler: it doesn’t). Who have never quite grasped that the origins of reactionary British politics lie not in Brussels, but in Britain. In its vaulting ambition and loose thinking, Lexitism most closely resembles gap-year self-indulgence – a flight of fantasy tried out by people secure in the knowledge they’ll never have to suffer the worst consequences.

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I don’t believe Corbyn should have greeted the 2016 result by blowing a fat raspberry and pushing to remain, but as Brexit fails to get through parliament, he should stop pushing for a compromise deal. That would only allow the pinstriped mob to argue that we’re still taking EU rules but getting none of the voting rights. Instead, Labour should get behind a second referendum. Leave voters would not punish Labour at the next election anywhere near as badly as its remain base, according to polling from the TSSA transport workers’ union that has been presented to John McDonnell and others in the past three weeks. Just 36% of Labour leave voters rank Brexit in the top three topics they care about. For Labour remainers, that shoots up to 60%. The TSSA briefing notes: “If [Labour] fails to oppose Brexit … there is every indication that it will be far more damaging to the party’s electoral fortunes than the Iraq war.” Its Scottish MPs would face wipeout, while in London there would be heavy losses.

The threat that Brexit poses to the British left is aptly summed up by an essay published 40 years ago. In The Great Moving Right Show, the late Stuart Hall laid out the scale of the challenge he believed the left faced from Thatcher – months before she even moved into No 10, years before she began her scorched-earth economics. But Hall saw it all coming: the populism of Thatcher, the way she would target schools and policing. And he saw how Thatcherism would win mass support: “Its success and effectivity does not lie in its capacity to dupe unsuspecting folk but in the way it addresses real problems, real and lived experiences, real contradictions – and yet is able to represent them within a logic of discourse which pulls them systematically into line with policies and class strategies of the right.”

Just like Thatcher, the Brexiters are poised to define the present, rewrite the past and then shape the future. It would be folly for Labour to aid them.

• Aditya Chakrabortty is a Guardian columnist

Westmonster

Published  2 months ago

European Union officials are expecting Theresa May to request an extension of Article 50 that pushes back Brexit by months.

The officials spoke to Bloomberg, with a rumoured delay set to span three months. One of the officials said that an even longer push back could be on the table. Brexiteers will be up in arms and rightly so.

The rumour comes as some Tory MPs are pushing for a WTO Brexit to be blocked, which would mean a delay.

It is expected that any delay would still seek to avoid the UK taking part in European Elections – which Nigel Farage has confirmed he would stand in under the banner of his new Brexit Party. The establishment would take an absolute drubbing.

Theresa May and the government have, time and time again, promised that the UK will leave on the 29th March 2019. For Brexit to be cancelled on that date would be shatter authority and trust in politicians. Deal or No Deal, it is time to leave.

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Westmonster

Published  2 months ago

EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has revealed that a lengthy delay to Brexit – and the UK participating in European Elections – cannot be ruled out.

In an interview with Stuttgarter Zeitung that Politico have picked up, Juncker said of a Brexit delay beyond May: “That to my mind would be an irony of history. Yet I cannot rule it out.”

He insists that “any decision to ask for more time lies with the UK. If such a request were to be made, no one in Europe would oppose it.”

The EU chief apparently has no deadline in mind if the can is kicked down the road: “If you are asking for how long the withdrawal can be postponed, I have no time frame in mind. With Brexit so many timetables have already gone by the wayside.”

And Juncker described the situation as “like being before the courts or on the high seas; we are in God’s hands. And we can never quite be sure when God will take the matter in hand”.

It would be beyond farcical for Brexit to not only be delayed beyond 29th March 2019 but for British voters to elect MEPs to the European Parliament. Time and time again Theresa May has pledged that the UK will leave on time and it is time for her government to deliver.

If the political class sell out the British people on this, they can expect an absolute thumping from Nigel Farage’s new Brexit Party.

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openDemocracy

Published  2 months ago

As Tory MPs resign in protest at the malign influence of hardline Brexiters, documents show the “unfettered” access to ministers and senior politicians enjoyed by secretive think tanks such as the IEA that are “marching the country” to a no-deal Brexit.

Westmonster

Published  2 months ago

Whilst there is much attention today on the group of seven anti-Brexit former Labour MPs now forming the ‘Independent Group’, there has been a clear surge of interest in Nigel Farage’s new Brexit Party.

The new Brexiteer outfit is set to punish the establishment if the UK’s EU exit is delayed beyond 29th March and there are European Elections. The sight of Brits going to the polls to elect another set of British MEPs to sit in the European Parliament would be farcical and shatter trust in politicians.

35,000 people registered with the party in the first 48 hours and over the weekend it emerged that that number has now cleared 100,000 sign-ups.

Nigel Farage told The Sun at the weekend that: “We haven’t really got going yet and already people are coming to us in droves via our website. If Article 50 gets extended, support will go through the roof.

100,000 people have signed up to @brexitparty_uk since it launched.

Pledge your support below, and RT to help spread the message! https://t.co/QXOkndZhtj

— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) February 17, 2019

“We are aware of at least two Conservative MPs who privately say they would cast their vote for The Brexit Party if the European Elections were forced up on us. So we are the sword of Damocles hanging over the Prime Minister’s head.”

Tory Business Minister Richard Harrington suggested that pro-Brexit Tory MPs in the European Research Group join the new outfit.

Whilst there’s a lot of Westminster hype today around Chuka Umunna and Co, a new Farage-led party is likely to be a more significant force if 17.4 million Brexit voters are betrayed by those in Westminster.

BBC News

Published  2 months ago

The MPs - including Luciana Berger and Chuka Umunna - urge others join them, as Jeremy Corbyn says he is "disappointed" at the split.

The Independent

Published  2 months ago

Of the many con tricks that have propelled Brexit from being the fantasy of a few to the reality for the many, the myth that it is a battle won for the people against the elite is right up there with

BBC News

Published  2 months ago

The prime minister tells Conservative parliamentarians "history will judge us all" over the handling of Britain's exit from the EU.

The Independent

Published  2 months ago

Theresa May must launch an independent investigation into “foreign influence and voter manipulation” in the Brexit vote, a committee of MPs says today, amid growing evidence of lawbreaking by Leave

BBC News

Published  2 months ago

The defeat by 45 votes has no legal force but No 10 had warned it would make the PM's EU talks more difficult.

Westmonster

Published  2 months ago

Theresa May’s Chief Negotiator in Brussels, Olly Robbins, has embarrassingly been overheard talking about MPs having a choice ahead of backing a Brexit deal or there being a significant delay to the UK exiting the European Union.

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ITV News heard Robbins talking in a bar, apparently “speaking in such a manner that you didn’t have to listen hard to hear him”, Pretty Mickey Mouse stuff, unless the intention was for journalists to hear him of course.

Angus Walker, who was listening in, heard Robbins claim that the options set to be put on the table amount to either Theresa May’s deal being supported or talks being extended.

This effectively would mean the British government ruling out No Deal and destroying the UK’s hand in negotiations or the incentive for the European Union to grant concessions.

“In the end they will probably just give us an extension,” he was heard saying. This goes against what May has said publicly, promising time and time again that the UK will leave the EU on 29th March.

Robbins has been a controversial character, seen as being far too pro-EU. The Sunday Times reported in October that “Robbins appeared ready to sign the UK up to a deal that would have seen Britain agree to join a Customs Union with no end date”, What a joke.

Brexiteers responded last night, with Nigel Farage saying: “As I have said before, Olly Robbins represents the civil service fifth column in our country. He should be sacked immediately for a combination of treachery and incompetence.”

Former Brexit Minister Steve Baker had his say too: “As a consummate civil servant, Olly Robbins is likely to be appalled by this story. Officials advise. Ministers decide. What matters ultimately is the policy of the Prime Minister and the Cabinet.

“If the PM decides we are leaving on 29th March, deal or No Deal, that will happen.”

If May is to secure any significant changes to her deal, she must now make clear that she will oversee a WTO Brexit if Brussels refuse to budge. The clock is ticking and a delay to Brexit would shatter trust in what the Prime Minister and government have long promised: the UK leaving on 29th March.

Westmonster

Published  2 months ago

A foreign billionaire who has pumped hundreds of thousands of pounds into stopping Brexit, George Soros, has today claimed that “Europe is sleepwalking into oblivion” and that people “need to wake up” otherwise “the European Union will go the way of the Soviet Union in 1991”.

In an article originally posted on Project Syndicate, Soros also claims that:

Anti-EU voices enjoy “competitive advantage” at May’s European Elections.

Germany’s anti-Euro AFD party is “extremist”.

The EU’s leadership is “reminiscent of the politburo when the Soviet Union collapsed”.

Soros also claims that Brits are “becoming aware of the dire consequences of Brexit” and events could lead to “a groundswell of support for a referendum or, even better, for revoking Britain’s Article 50 notification.

Not sure who is advising Soros, but at last count only 18% of Remainers now outright refuse to contemplate leaving the EU and three-quarters of Remain voters would now consider an EU exit.

Nigel Farage responded to the article by saying: “I’m glad the USSR vanished and I hope the EU goes the same way. These comments show the true Soros mindset.”

With Euroscepticism rising across Europe however, his predictions of the EU falling apart may prove to be more accurate.

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Westmonster

Published  2 months ago

The prospect of a No Deal Brexit is becoming more likely as the clock ticks down towards 29th March 2019 and the European Union refuse to make any substantial changes to Theresa May’s rejected the deal.

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In an interesting piece for the Huffington Post, Paul Waugh says that “internal party polling and warnings from her Chief Whip and Party Chairman have forced her to ‘think the unthinkable'”.

His tweet is even clearer: “Theresa May is now seriously contemplating a No Deal Brexit.”

Private polls apparently reflect what we’ve seen in numerous public versions, Brits now just want out: “The message from a large chunk of Leave voters is that they want a ‘clean Brexit’.”

Waugh also quotes a source as saying of Brexiteer MPs: “She’s been told – ‘You need to understand prime minister, it’s very simple maths – the ERG (European Research Group) will fuck you, fuck the Conservative Party and they will throw themselves over a cliff. Your Remainer colleagues will not’. It’s who’s got the biggest balls.”

ITV’s Robert Peston has also given his assessment: “Most MPs tell me they believe a No Deal Brexit is a remote prospect.

“They are wrong.

“I would argue it is the most likely outcome – unless evasive action is taken much sooner than anyone expects.”

Time and time again, Theresa May has insisted that she will deliver Brexit on time, come the 29th March. To fail in that duty now would damage public trust massively and mean the return of Nigel Farage with the new Brexit Party.

With Brussels still refusing to make any meaningful changes to her heavily rejected deal, the UK must be prepared to walk away. No Deal is still better than a bad deal and the UK can thrive after a WTO Brexit that delivers full independence.

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Westmonster

Published  2 months ago

In a dramatic intervention, Business Minister Richard Harrington has claimed that pro-Brexit Tory MPs that form the European Research Group should join Nigel Farage’s new Brexit Party.

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Harrington, who is dead-set against a No Deal Brexit, has told PoliticsHome: “The Prime Minister has done a pretty good job of standing up to the ERG until now, but they were drinking champagne to celebrate her losing her deal and I regard that as being treachery.

“I read that Nigel Farage is setting up a new party called Brexit and if I were them I’d be looking at that, because that seems to reflect their views more than the Conservative Party. In my view, they’re not Conservatives.

“There are people who are very solid and stringent in their views and if I were them I would be looking at a party that seems designed for them – Nigel Farage’s party.”

The UK’s Brexit negotiator is talking about a long delay to Article 50. The establishment are betraying Brexit.

I am now sitting as an MEP for The Brexit Party in the European Parliament.

Sign up to https://t.co/ltkoaDnHUx below!

— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) February 13, 2019

It comes on the evening that many ERG MPs abstained on, with a few voting against, the government’s way forward on Brexit that included avoiding No Deal.

As senior ERG MP Mark Francois stated before the vote: “We cannot vote for this as it is currently configured because it rules out No Deal and removes our negotiating leverage in Brussels.

“The Prime Minister, if she went through the lobbies for this tomorrow night, would be voting against the guarantees she has given in the Commons for months (No Deal still on table). It is madness.”

Why would a Conservative Minister urge pro-Brexit MPs to join another party? What the hell is going on at the top of Theresa May’s government?

U.S.

Published  2 months ago

Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage arrives for a "Leave Means Leave" rally in London, Britain January 17, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

LONDON (Reuters) - Prominent Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage announced on Friday he would stand as a candidate for a new “Brexit Party” to contest European Parliament elections if Britain’s departure from the European Union, due in 49 days, is delayed.

“The party was founded with my full support and with the intention of fighting the European elections on May 23 if Brexit has not been delivered by then,” Farage wrote in an opinion piece published by the Daily Telegraph newspaper.

London and Brussels are arguing over whether a deal clinched in November can be changed, raising the possibility of either a delay to Brexit, a last-minute deal or a no-deal exit.

Britain voted 52 to 48 percent to leave the EU in a 2016 referendum.

“I have made it clear many times that I will not stand by and do nothing if the referendum result is betrayed, so should this election need to be contested, I will stand as a candidate for the Brexit Party and I will give it my all,” Farage said.

Farage once headed the anti-EU United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) but he recently said it was “unsalvageable” in its current state.

A filing by the Electoral Commission showed the Brexit Party had been approved this week to field candidates across England, Scotland and Wales.

The Telegraph

Published  2 months ago

More than one in five European Union officials earn above £142,000, the salary paid to the British Prime Minister

Sky News

Published  2 months ago

A no-deal Brexit would lead to "potentially devastating" consequences for the peace process in Northern Ireland, according to former prime minister Tony Blair.

In a wide-ranging interview with Sky News' Sophy Ridge, the ex-Labour Party leader warned of a hard border if the UK leaves the EU without agreements in place for what the future relationship will look like.

He dismissed Brexiteer claims that leaving with no deal would not be detrimental to Britain's economy.

Mr Blair told Sky News: "No one could responsibly propose this [a no-deal Brexit]. It would be economically very, very dangerous for Britain and for the peace process in Northern Ireland, it would potentially be devastating.

"We would have a hard border, a very hard border, no-deal Brexit means a really hard border between the north and south of Ireland, contrary to the Good Friday Agreement and it would cause an enormous fissure within the United Kingdom."

He accused politicians of behaving recklessly over the issue of the Northern Ireland peace process.

He said: "They've been playing fast and loose with it from the beginning.

"There's people who cheerfully say you can put the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland in a completely different relationship with Europe, in trading terms, and it makes no difference to the economy of Northern Ireland - I don't know on what basis they would possibly say that."

The former politician, who has called for a second referendum on Brexit, said the country needed to decide whether it wanted a soft or hard departure from the bloc.

"I've never thought you could get to another referendum going directly to it - you'll get to it when the people see what the true Brexit alternatives are and the truth is there are two," he said.

"You can have the soft Brexit, which is really what Jeremy Corbyn is suggesting, or you could have the hard Brexit that Boris Johnson, Nigel Farage and other people want.

"And what I've really been saying all the way through this process is you've got to decide which of those Brexits you want before we leave - otherwise, we're going to leave without clarity."

He said leaving without clarity meant "no closure" for the country, leaving the argument to rage on long after the UK leaves the EU.

"By then you'll have left paid your money up front and you'll have given up your negotiating leverage," he said. "For the country to do that, as Theresa May wants to do - to leave without knowing what Brexit you get - this would be, in my view, an incredibly foolish thing for the country to do.

"It's got to know where we're heading before we leave."

He later turned to the issue of antisemitism in the Labour Party and admitted there were "parts of the left that do have a problem with antisemitism".

"You see this in their attitudes to the state of Israel," said Mr Blair. "You can make all sorts of criticisms about the state of Israel but with their continual focusing on Israel, all the time over a long period, you're left with the feeling that they're in a sense targeting it because it is a Jewish state."

He said Labour leadership had "not been robust enough on this".

"Can you imagine when I was leader of the Labour Party having a conversation with me about whether antisemitism was in the Labour Party or not?" he asked. "We wouldn't even have that conversation and there is, I'm afraid, a nascent alliance between what I would call bits of the sort of Islamist type of politics and the left.

"And you can see this not just here in the UK, you can see it across Europe and yes, it gives rise to antisemitism... it's not your traditional antisemitism of the right-wing nature but it's every bit as pernicious."

Westmonster

Published  2 months ago

Britain’s unofficial Brexit Leader, Nigel Farage, continues to up the ante on the government and has revealed that 15,000 people signed up for information on the new ‘Brexit Party’ in just 24 hours.

Speaking this morning on LBC, Nigel said that if a WTO Brexit is blocked and there is an Article 50 extension then the new Brexit Party will then “kick in” and contest the European Elections. This would be an electoral bloodbath for the establishment.

“If Labour and the Conservatives think they can just kick this can down the road, not deliver Brexit on 29th March without consequences, they’ve got another thing coming.”

Nigel Farage reveals 15,000 people subscribed to The Brexit Party in the first 24 hours after it was registered.@Nigel_Farage | #Brexit https://t.co/4ZTUbIkqvm

— LBC (@LBC) February 10, 2019

Fair warning…

Westmonster

Published  2 months ago

Fresh off the back of the revelation yesterday that 15,000 people had subscribed to the Brexit Party in 24 hours, Nigel Farage has updated the numbers to 35,000 registrations in 48 hours.

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The architect of UKIP’s astonishing rise in British politics has warned that any Article 50 extension and delay to the UK’s EU exit would see him battling for the newly registered Brexit Party in May’s European Elections. The Conservatives and Labour would have to be insane to allow that to happen.

Tweeting this morning, Nigel revealed that: “An astonishing 35,000 people have registered as supporters of The Brexit Party in the first 48 hours, our politicians had better listen. Visit http://thebrexitparty.org to sign up.”

An astonishing 35,000 people have registered as supporters of The Brexit Party in the first 48 hours, our politicians had better listen.

Visit https://t.co/QXOkndZhtj to sign up.

— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) February 11, 2019

Theresa May better stick to her promise of an EU exit on 29th March…

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Westmonster

Published  2 months ago

If the establishment don't want Nigel Farage to return to the frontline, they need to deliver Brexit on 29th March as promised. In an absolute missile of

BrexitCentral

Published  2 months ago

From various quarters, whispers or even open calls are growing for an extension to the UK’s Article 50 period which finishes, unless extended, on 29th March 2019. Most of those talking about an Arti

The Telegraph

Published  2 months ago

Thousands of Conservative members are likely to defect to a new Brexit party which was officially recognised on Friday by the electoral regulator, its backers claim.

The Electoral Commission on Friday formally recognised the Brexit Party as an official organisation which will allow it to field candidates at elections.

Nigel Farage, the former Ukip leader who is supporting the party, said "the engine is running" and he stood "ready for battle" to fight the Tories and Labour if European Parliament elections are held on May 23.

Political space for a new anti-EU party has been created by the lurch to the right by the UK Independence Party, which has been adopting more strident anti-Muslim policies....

Westmonster

Published  2 months ago

Senior voices in the Tory Party are warning of the potential electoral damage that would be done if the Conservative government fails to deliver Brexit on time as promised.

With Theresa May this week having promised once again to deliver “on time” and less than 50 days to go, Conservative voices are warning against any delay to the UK’s exit from the European Union.

The seats up at the set of local elections to be held on 2nd May this year are largely Conservative: they won 5,521 last time compared to just 2,278 for Labour. A Brexit backlash in May could be catastrophic for thousands of local Conservatives.

The most senior Tory Councillor, Lord Porter, told The Sun: “If we’re not out by the time of the elections, we’re going to get kicked.

“It won’t be good for us.

“It will also hit turnout, as people will be put off politics altogether.

“Brandon Lewis (Party Chairman) has been made very aware of this.”

And when it comes to a delay that leads to European Elections, a Cabinet Minister is quoted as saying: “The new European Parliament takes it seats on July 2nd, so if we’re not out by then we’ll have to blow £100m on holding new elections here for it.

“Our Councillors are telling us that voters would punish us hard at the ballot box in May for this.

“So extending that long is untenable.”

With Nigel Farage promising a comeback if Brexit is delayed, minds should clearly be focused in Westminster. 29th March 2019 is the day that the UK must leave the EU.

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BBC News

Published  2 months ago

The European Council president slams "those who promoted Brexit" with no plan for it would be delivered.

Westmonster

Published  2 months ago

The European Union’s Donald Tusk has made an absurd intervention on Brexit, talking of a “place in hell” for those who campaigned for Leave but in his view don’t have a plan.

He tweeted today: “I’ve been wondering what that special place in hell looks like, for those who promoted Brexit, without even a sketch of a plan how to carry it out safely.”

Donald Tusk, president of the European council, says he's been "wondering what the special place in hell looks like" for those who promoted #Brexit without a plan.

Follow his Brussels speech here: https://t.co/PGr91KP7Ru pic.twitter.com/jKFo6ehZoa

— Sky News (@SkyNews) February 6, 2019

Nigel Farage responded by saying: “After Brexit we will be free of unelected, arrogant bullies like you and run our own country. Sounds more like heaven to me.”

What are those in Brussels smoking? A ridiculous remark when the UK and EU are meant to be engaged in serious negotiations.

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Westmonster

Published  2 months ago

The launch of Turning Point UK, a youth movement for conservatism that started off in America, has caused left-wingers to go into a full meltdown in

Westmonster

Published  2 months ago

Brexiteer Esther McVey yesterday reminded the country that leaving the European Union without a deal remains the default government policy if the EU fail to secure a deal with the UK.

Speaking to Nigel Farage on LBC McVey, who resigned from the Cabinet to oppose Theresa May’s deal, said: “The plan has always been to Leave, as we always said, without a deal if we cannot agree on a deal, and that is why it was so important that we did all the planning and preparations around it.”

Whilst the government have played down the prospect of No Deal, McVey revealed that “lots of planning has been done” by the civil service to prepare for such an outcome already.

She also pointed out that May is surrounded by Remainers and that the “make-up of the Cabinet” consisted of people who “all voted for Remain” including the likes of the Chancellor Philip Hammond and the PM’s deputy, David Lidington.

On top of that she highlighted out the influence of Olly Robbins, who she described as May’s “key adviser” who had been “very much about staying in”.

.@EstherMcVey1 explains we have a remainer Cabinet and Olly Robbins frustrating the negotiations.

It's time to leave with No Deal and walk away from the Brussels bullies.

Help save Brexit @ https://t.co/7va4JFnv8y pic.twitter.com/SIRlcfdecS

— Leave Means Leave (@LeaveMnsLeave) February 3, 2019

MPs voted to trigger Article 50 and the British people voted for Brexit. As May and others keep promising, that means Brexit on 29th March. Deal or No Deal, that must be delivered.

The Independent

Published  2 months ago

Jacob Rees-Mogg and several Conservative MPs have been criticised for supporting a new right-wing group vowing to target British students.

The Irish Times

Published  2 months ago

Illegal fund activity linked to Brexit being ignored in belief ‘the people have spoken’

Express.co.uk

Published  2 months ago

THE BBC has faced backlash from Twitter users after “shamefully” broadcasting a speech by Belgian MEP Guy Verhofstadt but failing to show a “patriotic” speech by Brexiteer Nigel Farage who was also speaking in the European Parliament on Wednesday.

LBC

Published  2 months ago

Across platforms, the video has racked up over four million views and counting.

Earlier this week, Nigel Farage delivered a speech in the European Parliament on Wednesday, where he stated that no country would have agreed to sign Theresa May's Brexit deal with the EU unless they had just been "defeated in war".

Addressing the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, the LBC presenter and LeaveMeansLeave.eu campaign founder claimed that Theresa May had made a terrible mistake in agreeing to the Irish backstop.

The prominent Brexiteer said that the prospect of a no-deal Brexit had increased because of the attitude of Brussels "fanatics" who refused to compromise.

He said that the Prime Minister had now realised the mistake made in agreeing to the backstop, adding: "She signed up to something that no country - unless it had been defeated in war - would have signed up to."

Nigel said there was an "appreciation in Britain that unelected bureaucrats in Brussels have been talking down to and humiliating the Prime Minister of our nation, and we don't like it".

Later sharing the video on twitter, Nigel wrote "The UK is dealing with fanatics who are not prepared to be reasonable. Unelected bureaucrats like @JunckerEU and @MichelBarnier have been humiliating @Theresa_May and the British public do not like it."

Across platforms including Twitter and Youtube, the video has had over four million views so far.

Westmonster

Published  2 months ago

Yesterday’s speech in the European Parliament by Nigel Farage came just after both Jean-Claude Juncker and Michel Barnier stood up to dismiss any prospect of a renegotiation with the British government.

He used the speech, face to face with the Barnier and Juncker, to hit back at the EU and point out how there is now “an appreciation in Britain that unelected bureaucrats in Brussels have been talking down to and humiliating the Prime Minister of our nation, and we don’t like it”. He’s right.

Farage highlighted how the UK was “dealing with fanatics who are not prepared to be reasonable” despite “compromise after compromise” by Theresa May. This clearly leads the UK towards a No Deal Brexit.

Of course, if you’d have watched the mainstream media bulletins last night you will only have seen the EU speeches, because the increasingly Remoaner tone of the broadcast media froze out Farage’s speech As Martin Knight tweeted: “BBC News at 6 just showed Guy Verhofstadt slagging off UK At the European Parliament, but not Nigel Farage’s spirited defence of Theresa May.

“At this delicate time you’d have thought our state broadcaster would give equal billing to a patriotic point of view.”

BBC News at 6 just showed Guy Verhofstadt slagging off U.K At the European Parliament, but not Nigel Farage's spirited defence of #TheresaMay . At this delicate time you'd have thought our state broadcaster would give equal billing to a patriotic point of view. https://t.co/BYgUXZmoce

— Martin Knight (@MartinKnight_) January 30, 2019

Carole Malone also described the BBC’s decision to ignore Farage’s UK defence as “shameful”.

I just watched Farage’s defence of Britain and @theresa_may – it’s shameful the BBC didn’t run it. https://t.co/bsCpGNjzxG

— Carole Malone (@thecarolemalone) January 30, 2019

But the internet and social media are game-changers to thankfully counteract the blatant anti-Brexit bias we see deeply entrenched among much of the UK media class.

On Nigel Farage’s personal Facebook page, the speech has been shared by more than 36,000 people and clocked up 1.1 million views.

It has also clocked up an additional 435,000 views on his Twitter. Remember, this is a speech made less than 24 hours ago.

The UK is dealing with fanatics who are not prepared to be reasonable. Unelected bureaucrats like @JunckerEU and @MichelBarnier have been humiliating @Theresa_May and the British public do not like it. pic.twitter.com/lqPe57F9y0

— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) January 30, 2019

Meanwhile on Leave.EU’s Facebook page another 19,000 people shared the speech, clocking up an additional 428,000 views. Leave.EU’s Twitter clocked up another 73,000 views as well.

On top of this there are other videos, including The Sun’s YouTube coverage that has already racked up another 230,000 views.

That’s well over 2 million views in less than 24 hours for a speech that the mainstream media totally ignored. Brexiteers won’t be silenced…

Breitbart

Published  2 months ago

Some of the groups promoting the march for a so-called ‘People’s Vote’ for another Brexit referendum were directly funded by the EU, according to reports.

The People’s Vote campaign has been dubbed the ‘Losers’ Vote’ by critics, after the fact that ‘The People’ already voted against EU membership in the 2016 referendum on the issue.

It has also been described as ‘The Soros Vote’ by Nigel Farage, in a nod to the fact that many the people pushing hardest for a second referendum are super-rich establishment figures — billionaire plutocrat and open borders campaigner George Soros being foremost among them.

However, there is evidence that some of the groups promoting the campaign’s march through metropolitan London on October 20th were directly funded by the EU itself — to the tune of hundreds of thousands of euros, according to Guido Fawkes.

LEAKED: Soros-Backed, Multi-Million Pound Plot to Thwart Brexit in Six Months https://t.co/qp8nObMDJ2

— Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) May 24, 2018

The European Alternatives group received 300,000 euros — covering most of its 500,000 euro budget — from European Commission citizenship and justice programmes in 2016-17, according to EU documents, while the European Movement received an even more substantial sum of 350,000 euros from the bloc.

The European Movement, which is dedicated to “the establishment of a united, federal Europe” similar to the United States of America, and described its remit as “propaganda and other activities” in its memorandum of association, has played an interesting role in the Brexit story so far.

The official Remain campaign, Britain Stronger in Europe, was set up as the Interim Campaign Ltd by the European Movement’s chairwoman, Laura Sandys.

Remain campaign spin doctor Lucy Thomas denied any official link with the European Movment, but this appeared to be contradicted somewhat by literature from the European Movement’s youth wing which seemed to describe BSE as their campaign at its launch.

The European Movement also participated in the EU referendum as a registered campaigner in its own right — but was fined by the Electoral Commission “for delivering an incomplete and inaccurate spending return for the EU referendum” in a story which was widely unreported by the mainstream media.

The Independent

Published  2 months ago

The National Health Service may have to be replaced with an insurance system within the next decade, Nigel Farage has said.

The Ukip leader said anyone who believed the current way of paying for medical care in the UK had to be preserved “frankly isn’t thinking” and that he was open to “rethink[ing] the whole thing”.

Mr Farage also likened Ukip’s rise to that of Margaret Thatcher.

“There are times in a country’s politics where radical change is needed,” he told BBC’s Newsnight programme on Thursday evening.

“I lean towards Government doing less. I believe if you lift off the backs of the British people excessive regulation and the wrong levels of tax they will do better.”

He said increased spending on the NHS had brought few rewards and that a larger population might make the NHS unworkable.

“In 10, 20, or 30 years time, if the population of this country is going to be 80m, 90m, or 100m, we may have to rethink the whole thing,” he said.

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“Right now what we have is a National Health Service where between 2000 and 2012 we doubled expenditure and we finished up with fewer beds. The priority now is to run it better.

“I could conceive in the future of anything happening in any policy area, and anybody in politics who tells you that what is here today must be in stone forever frankly isn’t thinking.”

Last month Mr Farage told BBC Radio 4 that there was “no question” about whether the UK needed to explore different ways to deliver healthcare.

In 2010 Ukip’s manifesto, since disowned by the party, called for the introduction of Health Credit Vouchers, which would allow people to opt-out of paying for the NHS if they did not use it.

The party is set to announce its full health policy for 2015 in its manifesto in the coming months.

In a recent international study by the US-based Commonwealth Fund the NHS ranked as the most efficient healthcare system out of 11 developed countries' systems examined.

The American healthcare system, which is insurance-based, came bottom for efficiency. Social insurance based systems such as Switzerland, France and Germany were also ranked below the UK’s system for efficiency.

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BrexitCentral

Published  2 months ago

I'm not going to sugar the pill today. Instead I intend to raise some questions upon which I do not think many Conservative parliamentarians have reflected sufficiently. Questions like:Why sho

Mail Online

Published  3 months ago

The Work and Pensions Secretary is said to have argued that as many as 40 ministers want to vote for a rebel amendment designed to postpone Britain’s departure date and prevent no-deal.

The Independent

Published  3 months ago

The campaign to leave the European Union was mostly funded by five of the UK’s richest businessmen, a new study has revealed.

The five donors – including Leave.EU’s Arron Banks, Crystal Palace co-owner Jeremy Hosking, investment billionaire Peter Hargreaves, motoring entrepreneur Robert Edmiston and hedge fund manager Crispin Odey – contributed £14.9m out of the total £24.1m in donations and loans given to the leave campaigns in the five months leading up to the referendum.

According to analysis of the soon-to be published Sunday Times rich list, 71 per cent of funding for campaigns on both sides of the argument came from the UK’s richest people.

Mr Banks was the biggest anti-EU donor having given a £6m loan to Leave.EU, a group focusing on immigration controls that he helped found with Nigel Farage.

He gave a further £2.1m to Grassroots Out, a separate group, through his Better For The Country Ltd campaigning firm and was one of Ukip’s biggest individual donors until earlier this year.

Mr Hargreaves gave £3.2m to Leave.EU while Mr Hosking give £1.69m to Vote Leave.

Mr Odey donated £873,323 to get the UK out of the EU but was out of pocket for far more when his hedge fund lost half its value in six months after he predicted the decision would trigger a recession.

The largest donor to the Remain side was Lord Sainsbury of Turville, giving £4.23m to several pro-EU groups.

The commission said it was looking into whether the Brexit-supporting campaign had taken “impermissible” donations and that there were “reasonable grounds to suspect that potential offences” may have been committed by the campaign.

But Mr Banks rejected the allegations, saying: “The Electoral Commission allowed the Government to spend £11m on a pack of Remain lies. We will be vigorously defending ourselves against their allegations.”

Since the referendum Mr Banks has declared war on his former party and said he intended to stand against them in June in Clacton – the only seat they won in the 2015 general election.

In an interview with The Independent last month, he said he thought Ukip leader Paul Nuttall was “weak” and running the party “like a squash club”.

He said he wanted to run in Clacton to unseat the incumbent MP Douglas Carswell who later left the party to sit as an independent having previously defected from the Conservatives and triggered a by-election in 2014.

However, Mr Carswell announced last week that he would not be standing again in the general election on 8 June.

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Koke: Koke Report Front Page News

Published  3 months ago

FBN’s Kennedy on how Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) announced that she will run for president in 2020.

Westmonster

Published  3 months ago

Britain’s unofficial Brexit Leader, Nigel Farage, would come back with a new party if the British government delayed Brexit beyond March 29th this year. Further evidence that they would be mad to do such a thing.

Nigel has told the Sun on Sunday: “There is huge demand for a party that’s got real clarity on this issue. You can see and hear the frustration welling up out there. It’s clear the political elite want to stop Brexit in its tracks and the Prime Minister doesn’t have the strength or inclination to see this through.

“I’ve been watching events with growing dismay – I’m not the only one. Now we are putting them on notice that if Brexit doesn’t happen on March 29th we are not prepared to stand by and do nothing.”

‘The Brexit Party’ has been applied for registered with the Electoral Commission, and Nigel says: “I’m fully prepared for Article 50 to be extended or revoked and if that happens, I will re-enter the fray.

“There would be a huge public backlash and without doubt the people will flock to a real pro-Brexit party in droves. Our first task would be to fight the European Elections on May 23rd.”

Do Conservatives really want a Brexit Party to come in and contest the next elections? If not, Brexit must be delivered, on time, as was promised.

The Sun

Published  3 months ago

NIGEL Farage is making a comeback to frontline politics ­— as head of a new Brexit Party. The former Ukip leader has decided to end months in the ­wilderness to fight against the great referendum b…

The Sun

Published  3 months ago

NIGEL Farage is making a comeback to frontline politics ­— as head of a new Brexit Party. The former Ukip leader has decided to end months in the ­wilderness to fight against the great referendum b…

POLITICO

Published  3 months ago

Vote breakdown highlights east-west split.

the Guardian

Published  3 months ago

Jeremy Corbyn should seize the chance to alter the course of Britain’s future, says Guardian columnist Aditya Chakrabortty

Westmonster

Published  3 months ago

Britain’s unofficial Brexit Leader, Nigel Farage, was on the airwaves this morning setting out what he believes needs to happen now that Theresa May’s deal is dead.

Speaking to ITV’s Good Morning Britain from Brussels, he said this morning: “If a new Prime Minister came in, went to Brussels and said ‘we are leaving at 11pm on March 29th on WTO terms’, within 48 hours the European Union would come back to us because of pressure from the German car industry, the French wine industry, the Belgian chocolate industry.

“They’d bite our arms off and we’d finish up leaving with a sensible free trade arrangement, there is still time.

“Brexit is not the problem, this Prime Minister is, she needs to go.”

Nigel also said that he now fears an extension of Article 50 with “voices in Westminster pushing hard for a second referendum” despite very little public support for such a move.

Just spoke with @piersmorgan and @susannareid100 on where we go next after May's crushing defeat. Brexit is not the problem, this Prime Minister is. pic.twitter.com/WLS8g8vq60

— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) January 16, 2019

The clock is ticking and Brexiteers need to act quickly. There is time for a better deal but the country will only get that by preparing, fully, to walk away with No Deal.

Westmonster

Published  3 months ago

Britain’s unofficial Brexit Leader Nigel Farage today said that Theresa May has one way through the current situation: advocating a No Deal Brexit.

With May’s EU deal facing almost certain defeat in Parliament, Nigel told ITV’s This Morning: “Only way through this, there’s one possible solution. If the Prime Minister can show now that she’s got real leadership and say ‘right have this legislation in place, we’ve tried our best, we are leaving with No Deal because that’s the only way we can deliver independence for this country’.

“If she did that the nation would rally behind her in the most extraordinary way.”

He added that he didn’t think “she’s got it within her” and revealed that he now thinks a political class stitch-up involving a delay of Brexit is now the “most likely outcome”.

It would lead to “huge public anger” Nigel pointed out. He’s right. Given a No Deal Brexit is still the default policy of the government and May has once again promised that the UK will leave on 29th March 2019, May could have back a WTO Brexit or go back on her word and betray Brexiteers. Which will it be?

Watch the full interview here:

The Independent

Published  3 months ago

There was widespread shock and revulsion at the abuse Anna Soubry received outside her place of work, which happens to be the Houses of Parliament. The irony is that it was the far-right thugs shouting “Nazi’” at her who received less attention. But the bigger picture behind this week’s abhorrent events is far more alarming and should command our attention. Because the UK is witnessing creeping fascism and a revival of destructive nationalism in the wake of the Brexit vote.

Back in 1995, Italian historian and novelist Umberto Eco carried out a study into fascism in his country in the 1930s, coming up with 14 signs typical of a far-right regime. What sent a shiver down my back was to see how many of these can already be found in post-referendum Britain.

One of Eco’s signs of fascism is the “fear of difference” – a fear whipped up by Nigel Farage with his “breaking point” poster and other xenophobic rhetoric. We have now reached a point where members of our community, some who have lived among us for decades but were born elsewhere in Europe, face abuse in our streets. Another is the “cult of tradition” – exemplified by the yearning for recapturing the notion of the British Empire, dressed up as “Global Britain”. Then there’s the idea that “disagreement is treason” – best exemplified by the notorious Daily Mail front page calling judges “enemies of the people”.

Meanwhile, Brexit secretary Stephen Barclay cited the intimidation of Soubry as a good reason not to have a democratic People’s Vote. By doing so he played straight into the hands of those who use the “will of the people” as cover for sidelining genuine public debate, something Eco might describe as “action for action’s sake” without reflection or thought.

As with 1930s Germany, Eco notes how Italian fascism fed off an “appeal to social frustration”. Ten years of Tory austerity has made our society a fertile ground for that. So we see underfunding of public services blamed on “immigrants pushing their way to the front of the queue” for hospital treatment and housing, while unemployment or low pay is blamed on migrants queue jumping or “taking our jobs”.

Then there is the gender dimension. The targets of the disturbing intimidation we have seen are most often women and the perpetrators predominantly men. The award-winning journalist Carole Cadwalladr, who has bravely and tirelessly exposed the dodgy individuals and corporations behind the Leave campaign, has had to endure an endless tirade of abuse and bully-boy tactics. Arron Banks, who bankrolled the Leave campaign and is under investigation for multiple criminal offences, has repeatedly intimidated Carole on social media including a spoof video showing her beaten up and threatened with a gun. We know that this intimidation can result in real physical harm and are reminded of the brutal murder of Jo Cox and the plot to murder another Labour MP, Rosie Cooper.

Whether we think of Trump’s America or Brexit Britain, it has been noted that, given men have had considerably more power in society for centuries, moving into a position of equal power with women feels like a great loss to many men. I am hugely blessed to be in the Green Party, where men have frequently told me how pleased they are that we have so many prominent women to help redress the gender imbalance.

But men who feel vulnerable or disempowered are much more likely to respond to women’s empowerment with oppression and violence. This sense of loss of strength has been further reinforced by loss of dignity in work, social dislocation, a breakdown in trust in institutions after the financial crisis, and the rapid changes caused by globalisation. All this creates fertile soil for the dangerous ideology of nationalism and fascism, a sign identified by Eco as “machismo”.

Propaganda is of course also a key weapon of the far right and was invented by the Italian fascists in the 1930s. This is now labelled as “fake news” and has been turbocharged by social media and facilitated by the speed and reach of digital communications. An analysis of posts on Twitter by three million people between 2006 and 2017 discovered that lies and disinformation travel more quickly than truth.

While these are worrying times, I am convinced that the good sense and tolerant nature of the British people will prevail. This is why I am organising a number of public meetings with journalists, experts, and cross-party politicians to explore some of the conceptual ideas behind fascism; how we can spot the signs of it, defend ourselves from it and help reinforce our democratic values. Cherishing diversity, championing peace, seeking out evidence, standing out from the crowd, enjoying and taking part in community life, joining a trade union and valuing empowered women are just some of the ways in which we can challenge nationalism and fascism and defend democracy.

Eternal vigilance is still the price of freedom. We need to work together to build our communities, to enhance our understanding and to champion the British values and culture that has always made our democracy the envy of the world.

Molly Scott Cato is Green MEP for the South West of England

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Breitbart

Published  3 months ago

James Goddard, the self-styled British Yellow Vest who caused outcry when he branded Remainer MP Anna Soubry a “Nazi”, has been arrested.

Goddard, whose actions were described as “a type of fascism” by the Speaker of the House of Commons, had challenged the MP for the Leave-supporting constituency of Broxtowe near the Palace of Westminster with a group of supporters, asking why she was working to stop Brexit despite claiming to support its delivery ahead of the 2017 snap election, and branding her a “Nazi”.

The consequences were swift for the protestor — described as “far right” by most media outlets — with his Facebook and PayPal pages both being taken down within hours of the incident going viral.

Video footage of the arrest now appears to show Goddard being put in the back of a police van by an extremely large number of police officers. The Met has confirmed “that a man in his 30s was arrested at 11.42hrs on Saturday, 12 January outside St James Park Tube station on suspicion of a public order offence” committed on January 7th — although they declined to name Goddard explicitly.

UPDATE: James Goddard arrested outside St James’s Park tube station for an alleged public order offence outside Parliament last week. pic.twitter.com/aV4wEV4ozR

Goddard has defended his characterisation of Ms Soubry, saying the Tory MP had “shown [herself] willing to fight in favour of vested corporate interests, against the will of the people, and she is now trying to shut down legitimate free speech because it is inconvenient for her… those showing fascist, totalitarian, globalist tendencies should and will be compared to their greatest 20th-century counterparts: the National Socialist Party of Germany.”

Some observers who are not even especially sympathetic to Goddard and his boisterous group have raised concerns about the furious reaction to their protest.

Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage, for example, remarked on the apparent contrast between the swift retribution when people targeted an EU loyalist politician with the many years where Brexit campaigners like himself were branded Nazis and “racist scum” without punishment or any particular sympathy from the mainstream media.

“MPs, public figures, should be free to go about and express their opinion without the threat of violence — but if we try now to put in place laws, or if the police start prosecuting people, for throwing terms of abuse, that reaction, I think, would be over the top,” he warned.

WATCH | @Nigel_Farage: "I've suffered this every day, year after year. My family was attacked, the car was smashed up, written off and the police didn't pursue a single prosecution. Those within the Establishment get a taste of it and suddenly they want the law changed!" pic.twitter.com/YnNthhWU6U

— Leave.EU (@LeaveEUOfficial) January 8, 2019

Leave Means Leave

Published  3 months ago

Leave Means Leave has restarted the Brexit campaign. We will be holding a series of rallies and events up and down the United Kingdom. Please find details below.

Thursday 17th January 2019, 19:30

WEEK OF OUTRAGE | LONDON

On Monday the 14th, and Tuesday the 15th, we are back holding daily protests outside Parliament. Starting at 8:30am we are asking that people join us at the statue of George V on Abingdon Street for a protest against Theresa and the worst deal in history.

THE SAVE BREXIT RALLY | LONDON

Featuring Jacob Rees-Mogg MP, Sammy Wilson MP, Kate Hoey MP, Nigel Farage MEP, Graham Stringer MP and Wetherspoon’s Chairman Tim Martin.

THE SAVE BREXIT RALLY | BIRMINGHAM

Featuring Nigel Farage MEP, Peter Bone MP, Andrea Jenkyns MP, Graham Stringer MP and Labour Leave’s Brendan Chilton

THE SAVE BREXIT RALLY | TORQUAY

Featuring Nigel Farage MEP, Jacob Rees Mogg MP and Wetherspoons’ Tim Martin

THE SAVE BREXIT RALLY | BOURNEMOUTH

Featuring Nigel Farage MEP, Sammy Wilson MP, Conor Burns MP, Wetherspoons’ Tim Martin and Labour Leave’s Brendan Chilton

THE SAVE BREXIT RALLY | GATESHEAD

Featuring Nigel Farage MEP, Kate Hoey MP and David Jones MP

THE SAVE BREXIT RALLY | HARROGATE

Featuring Nigel Farage MEP, Kate Hoey MP and Owen Paterson MP

https://youtu.be/Fmdf4DfLew

Breitbart

Published  3 months ago

BRUSSELS (AP) – A key European Union (EU) legislative group has lambasted U.S. President Donald Trump’s “harmful” approach to trans-Atlantic relations, warning that the divisions it creates will only embolden global rivals.

In a letter to be sent to members of U.S. Congress on Wednesday, the delegation for U.S. relations criticized “the increasingly harmful approach from the White House,” and condemned the demotion of the EU ambassador to the U.S. in the largely ceremonial Diplomatic Order of Precedence to “the bottom of the list.” Germany’s Deutsche Welle reported that the State Department had made the change at the end of last year without notifying Brussels.

In the letter, obtained by The Associated Press, the delegation pleads that both sides “not undermine each other.”

“The Trump administration could not have chosen a worse moment to attack the EU,” Marieke Schaake, the vice-chair of the EU delegation, told the AP.

Trump Clips EU's Wings: Bloc Realises Its 'Ambassador' Downgraded Without Notice https://t.co/vQy1JbSw8J

— Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) January 8, 2019

Instead of fighting, the 28-nation EU and U.S. should stand together to “face shared challenges from countries such as China, Russia and Iran,” Schaake said.

Trans-Atlantic relations have steadily worsened since Trump became president two years ago.

Since the start of his presidency, Trump has upset the decades-old tight relationship between Washington and the EU, slapping steel tariffs on EU imports, threatening tariffs on cars, ditching a deal the two sides have negotiated with Iran to contain its nuclear threat, and walking away from a global climate agreement pushed by the EU.

On top of that, the EU legislators complained that Trump and top administration officials “lambast the EU as bureaucratic … and have praised populist and nationalist movements” in the face of sitting EU governments. The legislators feel all of this crystallized in the diplomatic snub.

“Such moves play into the hands of rival global powers and can only lead to greater fragmentation rather than much needed increased cooperation,” the letter said.

Nigel Farage: Trump Supports Brexit Because It Will Upend ‘Global Bureaucracy’ https://t.co/J8fsnTrJlU

— Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) December 21, 2018

Breitbart

Published  3 months ago

The European Union’s super-state aspirations have suffered a setback as Brussels realises its “ambassador” in Washington D.C. was downgraded without notice.

The EU has long sought the trappings of statehood, controlling its member-states’ international trade policy and territorial fishing waters, establishing a body of EU law superior to national law and upheld by an EU court, acquiring (another) highly-paid President and High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security, and most recently setting out its long-term plans for a European military.

Its pride has been dealt a blow, however, by the realisation that the Donald Trump administration in the United States has downgraded its diplomatic status without notice — something it only realised when its so-called “ambassador” stopped being invited to certain important events.

“We don’t exactly know when they did it, because they conveniently forgot to notify us,” an EU official complained to German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle.

Nigel Farage: Trump Supports Brexit Because It Will Upend ‘Global Bureaucracy’ https://t.co/J8fsnTrJlU

— Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) December 21, 2018

President Trump’s globalist predecessor Barack Obama awarded the EU’s representative in Washington that status of a nation-state ambassador — appearing to contradict the public position of British europhiles that the bloc is “just a trade club” — in September 2016.

The promotion was seen as a huge coup by the Brussels bureaucracy, and the realisation that they have been unceremoniously demoted back to international organisation status has “not been well received”.

“This is clearly not simply a protocol issue, but this is something that has a very obvious political motive,” a diplomat for one of the bloc’s member-state’s seethed.

“For us, [Obama] made this decision once and it was a well-thought-through decision — and now [Trump] sort of put it down again with a pen stroke,” an EU official added despairingly.

President Trump Gets Tough on EU After Juncker Threatens Taxes on Jeans, Bourbon, and Harley-Davidsons https://t.co/Lis71DLBx3

— Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) March 3, 2018

The EU has had a rocky relationship with Donald Trump since he entered office, with the American nationalist determined to help correct the massive trade imbalance between his country and the globalist-led bloc which has come about as a result of his predecessors allowing Brussels to impose far higher tariffs on American automobiles than EU automobiles face in the United States, among other things.

Brexit campaign leader Nigel Farage, a confidante of President Trump, has said the EU has embarked on a “new cold war” with his administration, with its pro-sovereignty, strong borders policies being anathema to the prevailing opinion in Brussels.

The President appears to be unfazed by the EU’s apparent dislike, however, observing: “I’m elected by American taxpayers… If I were popular in Europe, I wouldn’t be doing my job.”

Trump: ‘If I Were Popular in Europe, I Wouldn’t Be Doing My Job’ https://t.co/yYgUFRfdZF

— Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) January 3, 2019

Breitbart

Published  3 months ago

Today's excuse as to why Brexit mustn't happen is that a gaggle of protestors in yellow vests have been caught on film calling an MP a "Nazi".

The Gateway Pundit

Published  3 months ago

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange released an official denial of any contacts with Trump election officials on Monday.

Assange said he never provided election information to people in the Trump campaign and specifically named Don Jr., Manafort, Mike Flynn and Mike Flynn Jr and others.

WikiLeaks posted the official denial to its Twitter account Monday with each rebuttal beginning with the phrase, “It is false and defamatory to suggest…”

It is false and defamatory to suggest that WikiLeaks or Julian Assange privately provided information about its then pending 2016 U.S. election-related publications to any outside party, including Nigel Farage, Roger Stone, Jerome Corsi, Donald Trump Jr., Michael Flynn, Michael Flynn Jr., Cambridge Analytica, or Rebecca Mercer [it is defamatory because it falsely imputes that Julian Assange acted without integrity in his role as the editor of WikiLeaks, associates with criminals, or has committed a crime].

Assange also rejected the fake news Guardian article that former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort secretly met with him at the embassy.

These defamation efforts have reached a new nadir with the recent front page fabrication by Guardian newspaper, which falsely claimed that Julian Assange had multiple secret meetings with Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, right down to a made up description of latter’s pants at the fabricated meetings (“sandy coloured chinos”)

It is false and defamatory to suggest that Julian Assange has ever met or communicated with Paul Manafort.

The entire Russian collusion hoax and Mueller witch hunt revolves around the fake news that Donald Trump told the Russians to hack the DNC server then give the information to WikiLeaks.

To this day, the FBI has never done a forensic inspection of the DNC servers and WikiLeaks has denied any collusion with the Russian government.

Assange is now officially denying he had any contact with Roger Stone, Jerome Corsi and Donald Trump Jr., the very people Mueller has in his cross hairs.

Read the full statement by Julian Assange here.

FULL DOC: WikiLeaks' legal letter of media myths and falsehoods, in the news today, has, unsurprisingly, leaked: https://t.co/frsaHhkZs4

— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) January 7, 2019

Breitbart

Published  3 months ago

The anti-Brexit People’s Vote march was just one-third of the size organisers claimed, it has been revealed.

The group, which pushes for a second referendum, claimed that 700,000 people marched on London on October 20th, 2018, but Scotland Yard confirmed to The Telegraph that the estimate is closer to 250,000.

“The Greater London Authority (GLA) has included an estimated attendance figure of 250,000 in a debrief document,” Scotland Yard said in a statement to the conservative newspaper following a Freedom of Information request.

“Please note this is not a Metropolitan Police Service estimate as we have not recorded an estimated attendance figure for the march,” the police force added.

The People’s Vote, launched in April 2018 by Remainer MPs Chuka Umunna (Labour), Anna Soubry (Conservative), and Caroline Lucas (Green), is supported by many of the key players in the Tony Blair-backed Remain continuity campaign Open Britain and pushed for a “public vote” on the final Brexit deal — i.e., a second referendum.

Labour’s London mayor Sadiq Khan, who spoke at the march and hailed it a “historic moment in our democracy,” oversees the GLA.

The People’s Vote claims its wildly inaccurate estimations were “based on intelligence from both volunteers and professional stewards.”

Groups Promoting Anti-Brexit ‘People’s March’ Funded by the EU https://t.co/KPIGSejVs6

— Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) October 21, 2018

Leave Means Leave co-chairman Richard Tice said of the revelation, “As we knew at the time, People’s Vote lied about its march size, [and it] appears [the] GLA covered up the truth. Did Mayor Khan know of cover up? Enquiry needed.”

Former UKIP leader and MEP Nigel Farage said, “People’s Vote lied about the number of supporters at their rally in London. Hardly surprising, the pro-EU lobby have been lying to us for over 50 years.”

Meanwhile, a petition pushing for the UK to leave the EU in a clean break has reached more than 300,000 signatures.

MPs are set to return to Parliament next week to debate Prime Minister Theresa May’s Withdrawal Agreement, with a vote slated for the week beginning January 14th. Dubbed “the worst deal in history” by Mr Farage, should it be voted down the legal default is a no-deal Brexit where the UK would leave on March 29th without a deal.

The UK would then trade with the bloc on World Trade Organization terms — the same as she trades with the rest of the world — and can immediately begin signing new, ambitious bilateral trade agreements with countries like the United States without having to be locked into regulatory alignment with the bloc during a near-two year transition period.

Farage Denounces Campaign for Second EU Referendum: ‘It’s Not the People’s Vote, It’s the George Soros Vote’ https://t.co/vtlhBKjGF8

— Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) August 26, 2018

David Harris Jr

Published  3 months ago

This is huge. Wikileaks has decided to make an official announcement, and it’s not going to make Mueller and the Democrats happy. Wikileaks has already made a statement (or actually a few statements) that they did not get the emails from the Russians. To this day, the FBI has never done any forensic testing on the DNC server, and that is the key.

In today’s announcement, Wikileaks and Julian Assange deny any contact with Nigel Farage, Roger Stone, Jerome Corsi, Donald Trump Jr., Michael Flynn, Michael Flynn Jr., Cambridge Analytica, or Rebecca Mercer. These are the people Mueller has in his crosshairs – and this statement won’t help him make a case against anyone.

WikiLeaks posted the official denial to its Twitter account Monday with each rebuttal beginning with the phrase, “It is false and defamatory to suggest…”

It is false and defamatory to suggest that WikiLeaks or Julian Assange privately provided information about its then pending 2016 U.S. election-related publications to any outside party, including Nigel Farage, Roger Stone, Jerome Corsi, Donald Trump Jr., Michael Flynn, Michael Flynn Jr., Cambridge Analytica, or Rebecca Mercer [it is defamatory because it falsely imputes that Julian Assange acted without integrity in his role as the editor of WikiLeaks, associates with criminals, or has committed a crime].

Assange also rejected the fake news Guardian article that former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort secretly met with him at the embassy.

These defamation efforts have reached a new nadir with the recent front page fabrication by Guardian newspaper, which falsely claimed that Julian Assange had multiple secret meetings with Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, right down to a made up description of latter’s pants at the fabricated meetings (“sandy coloured chinos”)

It is false and defamatory to suggest that Julian Assange has ever met or communicated with Paul Manafort.

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Westmonster

Published  3 months ago

The anti-Brexit march that claimed an attendance of around 700,000 was actually attended by 250,000, according to an estimate by the Greater London Authority.

At the time the likes of The Guardian eagerly ran headlines such as “700,000 rally for new Brexit referendum”. The London Evening Standard reported that “‘more than 700,000 protestors’ call for second referendum on Brexit deal in ‘largest demonstration since Iraq War'”.

And as The Sunday Telegraph note, the claim has been made by the so-called People’s Vote campaign that: “On October 20th, over 700,000 people marched from Park Lane to Parliament, demanding their future back.”

But a freedom of information request by the newspaper saw Scotland Yard inform them that: “The Greater London Authority (GLA) has included an estimated attendance figure of 250,000 in a debrief document.”

Nigel Farage responded to the revelation by tweeting: “People’s Vote lied about the number of supporters at their rally in London. Hardly surprising, the pro-EU lobby have been lying to us for over 50 years.”

It demonstrates once again the difference between reality and the increasingly desperate attempt by Remoaners to stop Brexit. Come 29th March 2019, the UK must Leave the European Union!

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Published  3 months ago

Exclusive: Mueller has dozens of sealed indictments against suspects in the Trump Russia investigation

Westmonster

Published  3 months ago

As the UK prepares to leave the European Union, the British government have been issuing advice on what is set to happen. Like or not, diehard Remoaners need to start accepting reality.

The government have confirmed that from 30th March, new passports printed won’t include the words “European Union” on the front cover. This is a hugely symbolic move, with Nigel Farage having highlighted the issue of the UK passport effectively becoming an EU passport during the Brexit referendum. Taking back control of borders means ending this.

As Nigel said on the eve of the Brexit referendum in 2016: “We don’t even have a British passport anymore. We’ve got a European Union one, which of course is available for up to 508 million people.”

Burgundy passports, minus the ‘European Union’, will still be issued until blue passports are released in 2019.

As the government explain: “Passports printed between 30 March 2019 up until the introduction of the new passport design will be burgundy but will not include the words ‘European Union’ on the front cover. This includes passports issued by the Crown Dependencies and Gibraltar.

“Blue passports will start being issued from late 2019.

“If you renew your passport between late 2019 and early 2020, you’ll be automatically issued with either a blue or burgundy British passport.”

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They have also release information on travelling to the EU on a British passport if there’s a No Deal Brexit: “If you plan to travel to the Schengen area after 29 March 2019, we suggest that you check the issue date and make sure your passport is no older than 9 years and 6 months on the day of travel.

“For example, if you’re planning to travel to the Schengen area on 30 March 2019, your passport should have an issue date on or after 1 October 2009.”

The British people voted to take back control and it is finally happening. The government must deliver Brexit, deal or No Deal.

Detroit News

Published  3 months ago

Did you hear the one about the failed presidential candidate who took to the pages of The Washington Post to lecture someone in his own party who actually won?

If you haven’t yet, you soon will, because former Massachusetts Governor Willard “Mitt” Romney is back in Washington, trying once again to advise his party — presumably on how to lose.

Romney has clawed his way back to semi-relevance by becoming a U.S. Senator from Utah, handing the media another useful pundit inside of the Republican Party to replace Jeff Flake and Bob Corker.

It gives them no end of pleasure to know that Romney is the same person who ran and lost against Barack Obama in 2012.

Romney launched the first anti-Trump salvo of 2019 in his op-ed entitled “The president shapes the public character of the nation. Trump’s character falls short.”

Romney’s interventions against Trump can only be described as an act of sabotage against conservatives in the United States today. They should be viewed as enemy political combatants in the same way the Democrat Party is.

Think about it.

While a Republican president is locked into a fight with the Democrats over America’s border integrity (i.e., an existential national battle), the likes of Romney who is attempting to wound him with friendly fire.

Romney argues in the Post that “[t]he world is also watching,” and that “America has long been looked to for leadership.”

Let the world watch. America has no obligation to keep carrying pails of water across thousands of miles in a futile attempt to put out the world’s raging geopolitical wildfires, and those leaders who are reportedly “watching” for establishment “American leadership” would do better by attempting to solve their own cultural, religious, financial, and military problems.

The Brazilians have already elected a Trumpian nationalist. So too the Hungarians, Poles, Austrians, and Italians. If the world is indeed watching America, it looks like they’re learning from Trump rather than staring wide-eyed into a concocted vacuum of leadership.

President Trump has himself urged other nations to mimic his stance. As he told the United Nations in September of 2017: “As President of the United States, I will always put America first, just like you, as the leaders of your countries will always, and should always, put your countries first.”

There are two core Trumpian philosophies. One: the art of negotiation (towards dictators), and two: an insistence that allies actually be allies, rather than protectorates or dependents.

How do you explain Romney's hostility toward the approach that the American people endorsed when they elected Donald Trump as their President? The nationalist right is winning, not just in America but across the world.

Professor Charles Kesler points out in his May 2018 essay on the character of President Trump that while Trump is a “wildcatter” who is used to high risk-high, high-reward situations, businessmen such as Romney made their fortunes off of exploiting other people’s losses.

This explains the dichotomy that the Republican Party faces in 2019.

The fight is between scrappy and messy winners, and those who cannot survive in the unpredictable wild. Most establishment politicians now fit into the latter category and serve to make virtue of their weaknesses.

Romney, who was himself demonized as evil, greedy, and anti-women during the 2012 election cycle, is now attempting to gather the same grapes from the same thorn bushes the media did during his failed bid for president.

The idea of a fully reformed, nationalist-infused Republican Party in America is terrifying to the old guard for one simple reason: it puts them out of business for good.

Raheem Kassam is a fellow at the Claremont Institute, a writing fellow at the Middle East Forum, and the former senior advisor to Brexit leader Nigel Farage.

SteynOnline

Published  3 months ago

It's New Year's Eve and, as is our wont, we have a song for the season. In about three-quarters of an hour I'll be closing out the old year behind the Golden EIB Microphone for three hours of substitute-host-level Excellence in Broadcasting on America's

Breitbart

Published  3 months ago

Turning Point USA campus leaders tell Breitbart News how the organization has helped them advance the cause of conservatism on their respective campuses across the country.

sputniknews

Published  4 months ago

In November hacking syndicate Anonymous leaked internal files from the shadowy Institute for Statecraft and its subsidiary the Integrity Initiative. The explosive documents exposed how the 'think tank' was in fact an international "information war effort", run by British military intelligence specialists, and funded by the British state and NATO.

Westmonster

Published  4 months ago

The European Court of Justice has officially ruled that the UK can unilaterally revoke Article 50. Surprise, surprise!

They have decided that such a situation would be a “sovereign decision to retain its status as a member state of the EU”.

The timing of this is obvious: the day before MPs are set to vote on Theresa May’s EU deal. This amounts to cynical foreign interference in British democracy.

Nigel Farage responded by saying that “the collusion to stop Brexit continues”.

No surprise there, the collusion to stop Brexit continues. https://t.co/aqiVREltBM

— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) December 10, 2018

So the UK can unilaterally stop revoke Article 50 but not the EU’s backstop trap? Funny that.

Breitbart

Published  4 months ago

Anti-Brexit counter-protesters were arrested for assault and offensive weapon possession at a UKIP march against Theresa May's EU deal.

The Independent

Published  4 months ago

Prominent Labour MP and Brexiteer Kate Hoey has suffered a vote of no confidence from her local constituency members for “reneging” on general election commitments to oppose a hard Brexit. Party activists in her south London seat of Vauxhall, which voted overwhelmingly to Remain at the European Union referendum, passed the motion on Thursday evening for the party to remove the whip from Ms Hoey.

The Independent

Published  4 months ago

Theresa May will “consider” axing the Human Rights Act after Brexit, a minister has revealed, despite promising she is “committed” to its protections. The government will decide on the future of the

the Guardian

Published  4 months ago

The long read: The credibility of establishment figures has been demolished by technological change and political upheavals. But it’s too late to turn back the clock

BrexitCentral

Published  4 months ago

This is the text of a speech delivered by David Davis to Economists for Free Trade on 28th NovemberThe cliché that Britain stands at a crossroads is, for once, true. The decision we take in Parli

Westmonster

Published  5 months ago

Brexit MEP Nigel Farage laid out a clear path forward for the UK’s EU exit today: for the expected request by a Remainer Parliament in Westminster to extend Article 50 to be rejected by European politicians.

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A Brexit delay would need the unanimous approval of the European Council, the grouping of the EU heads of state and governments.

In a speech in the European Parliament today, Nigel hit out at the “snarling anger towards our country” from the EU including the “constant stream of insults” from Donald Tusk.

“We don’t want to be governed by you, we want to govern ourselves,” he told the EU chamber.

Farage highlighted how it is now likely that Theresa May would end up begging for an Article 50 extension next week and that the EU leaders should turn down and veto a request to extend so that the UK leaves on 29th March with No Deal.

He warned that otherwise he, along with “hordes of Eurosceptics”, could be in the EU Parliament after elections in May and that British involvement undermines the EU’s grand plan for a “United States of Europe” that includes a full EU Army.

Are European leaders really willing to allow Remainer MPs to kick the can down the road, or do they now want to see the UK simply leave at the end of this month?

The Independent

Published  5 months ago

Nigel Farage has said he would, “don khaki, pick up a rifle and head for the front lines” if Theresa May fails to deliver Brexit in the fashion he wants.

Addressing an audience at a £63 a head event in Southampton on Sunday, the former Ukip leader said that if Brexit was not delivered properly, "there will be widespread public anger in this country on a scale and in a way we have never seen before."

He added: "If that happens, much as I'm enjoying myself... I enjoy my trips to the States with Trump and the White House and everything else. I'm enjoying my life.

"But if they don't deliver this Brexit that I spent 25 years of my life working for, then I will be forced to don khaki, pick up a rifle and head for the front lines."

Jason Hunter, who was at the event posted a video of the comments on Facebook.

He said: "That's as close to threatening anarchy and incitement to riot that I think I've EVER heard from a so-called politician."

Mr Farage has often warned of widespread public anger if Brexit is not delivered. Earlier this year he threatened to lead a 100,000 person march on the Supreme Court as it heard the government’s challenge to the Article 50 court case brought by Gina Miller.

He said in May 2016: "I think it's legitimate to say that if people feel they have lost control completely, and we have lost control of our borders completely as members of the EU, and if people feel that voting doesn't change anything then violence is the next step.

"I find it difficult to contemplate it happening here, but nothing's impossible."

A spokesman for Mr Farage said taking his words "out of context" would be "unfair" and insisted the party was "opposed to any type of violence".

The Independent has launched its #FinalSay campaign to demand that voters are given a voice on the final Brexit deal.

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BrexitCentral

Published  5 months ago

Some months ago during a meeting of the European Parliament’s Conference of Presidents – which I sometimes attend as a substitute for EFDD Group Leader Nigel Farage – there was a report back on

DeSmog UK

Published  5 months ago

If you have detected a distinctly American flavour to the rampant lobbying in Westminster corridors over a Brexit deal, there is a good reason why.

Breitbart

Published  5 months ago

Austria's defence minister has said his nation will not be involved in the developing pan-European Union army.

dailycaller

Published  5 months ago

A nationalist has no intention of invading your country or changing your society

The Independent

Published  5 months ago

The EU is prepared for Britain to cancel Brexit, the president of the European Council has said. Speaking in Brussels after a day of turmoil in Westminster, Donald Tusk said a “no-Brexit scenario” was still on the cards and that the EU would be ready for it.

Fox News

Published  5 months ago

As President Trump flies to Paris to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, he is facing the possibility of a tense encounter with embattled French President Emmanuel Macron -- who has taken recent swipes at his brand of nationalism and just this week talked up a “European army” amid concerns about security ties with the U.S. 

The Independent

Published  5 months ago

James O’Brien is talking about Brexit. He’s been doing this rather a lot since 23 June 2016 on his morning phone-in show for LBC, where his regular dismantling of Leave supporters’ arguments has proved so compelling that clips from the show have repeatedly gone viral on social media. On the back of their popularity, his audience has soared. He’s just published a new book, How to Be Right... in a World Gone Wrong, and he’s looking relaxed and confident when he steps into a small studio, off air, with a large mug of herbal tea.

Westmonster

Published  5 months ago

Polling firm YouGov have released a hefty chunk of data on what the public think of Britain’s politicians – and Boris Johnson is Britain’s most popular politician.

32% of Brits have a positive opinion of BoJo and Theresa May – but 46% have a negative opinion of May compared to a slightly lower 43% for Johnson.

Jeremy Corbyn is third, Ed Balls fourth, Sadiq Khan fifth and Nigel Farage sixth, according to their calculations.

In terms of other Conservative figures, Sir John Major, Lord Hague and Ruth Davidson are next in the pecking order in terms of popularity. In terms of net rating, Ruth Davidson comes top – but only 62% of people have even heard of her and a quarter of those who have are neutral.

Theresa May and Boris Johnson are the UK's most popular politicians (both liked by 32% of Brits), finds @chris__curtis. However, in net terms, the honour actually goes to Ruth Davidson, with a net popularity score of +7 (Boris is -11 and May -14) https://t.co/Txe6f1ZzSO pic.twitter.com/twYTM6qT2V

— YouGov (@YouGov) November 7, 2018

Interestingly, David Cameron and George Osborne both trail the likes of Jacob Rees-Mogg and David Davis. The public haven’t forgiven them for Project Fear.

The New Yorker

Published  5 months ago

For two years, observers have speculated that the June, 2016, Brexit campaign in the U.K. served as a petri dish for Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign in the United States. Now there is new evidence that it did. Newly surfaced e-mails show that the former Trump adviser Steve Bannon, and Cambridge Analytica, the Big Data company that he worked for at the time, were simultaneously incubating both nationalist political movements in 2015.

Emma Briant, an academic expert on disinformation at George Washington University, has unearthed new e-mails that appear to reveal the earliest documented role played by Bannon in Brexit. The e-mails, which date back to October of 2015, show that Bannon, who was then the vice-president of Cambridge Analytica, an American firm largely owned by the U.S. hedge-fund billionaire Robert Mercer, was in the loop on discussions taking place at the time between his company and the leaders of Leave.EU, a far-right nationalist organization. The following month, Leave.EU publicly launched a campaign aimed at convincing British voters to support a referendum in favor of exiting the European Union. The U.K. narrowly voted for the so-called Brexit in June, 2016. The tumultuous fallout has roiled the U.K. ever since, threatening the government of the Conservative Prime Minister, Theresa May.

Bannon did not respond to requests for comment. But his name and private e-mail address appear on the chain of three e-mails in October, 2015, between Brittany Kaiser, the director of program development at Cambridge Analytica, and Arron Banks, who headed the Leave.EU campaign and referred to himself in the title of his memoir as one of “The Bad Boys of Brexit.” Banks could not be reached for comment regarding the e-mails, which were first published Saturday by the British Web site openDemocracy.

The precise role played by foreign entities in promoting and possibly funding Brexit has been clouded in mystery and controversy. British law forbids foreign contributions to its political campaigns—just as U.S. law bars foreign campaign contributions. The laws are designed to prevent international manipulation of domestic affairs. Executives working for Cambridge Analytica, which filed for bankruptcy this spring, have categorically denied that the firm was paid to do any work for the Leave.EU campaign. The new e-mails do not contradict that, but show that, even if the firm was not paid for its services, it laid some of the early groundwork for the Leave.EU campaign. The e-mails show that Banks and others in the Leave.EU leadership met with Cambridge Analytica executives in 2015, and discussed what Banks called a “two-stage process” that would “get CA”—Cambridge Analytica—“on the team.”

In an e-mail dated October 24, 2015, Banks also discussed tasking Cambridge Analytica with helping him raise funds through the U.S. for the Leave.EU campaign. In a note to the Cambridge Analytica executives with whom he had met, Banks wrote, “It’s clear that major donors are sitting on the fence, but we aim to do something about that.” Banks returns to the topic later in the note, adding, “We would like CA to come up with a strategy for fund raising in the states and engaging companies and special interest groups that might be affected by TTIP”—the pending Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.

Banks did not address the potential illegality of direct foreign donations, but suggested a strategy that might circumvent the letter of the campaign-finance laws, if not their intent. Banks suggested enlisting Cambridge Analytica’s help in reaching out to Americans “with family ties to the UK.” Evidently, by targeting Americans with British relatives, the hope was that they could avoid campaign-finance-law violations. He suggested that Cambridge Analytica, which boasted of having access to two hundred and thirty million Americans’ voter-registration data, as well as other personal information, could be solicited “to raise money and create SM [social media] activity.”

The following day, a Cambridge Analytica staffer sent an e-mail back to Banks, again with Bannon included on the chain, suggesting that the firm was on board with the idea of developing a proposal that would include “US-based fundraising strategies.”

Whether foreign funds secretly supported the Brexit movement has become the focus of intense speculation and investigation in the U.K. The British probes, in many respects, are parallel to the Robert Mueller investigation of possible Russian support for Trump’s 2016 campaign. Banks has drawn particular scrutiny because his business spent some nine million pounds supporting the Brexit campaign, making him the country’s single largest political-campaign donor by far, despite questions about whether he had the personal wealth to contribute that much on his own. Banks has insisted that his contributions were legal, and that foreign sources, including Russia, contributed no funds. But multiple British agencies have launched inquiries, including a criminal investigation into Banks’s role by the National Crime Agency, the U.K.’s equivalent to the F.B.I.

Brittany Kaiser, the former executive at Cambridge Analytica whose name appears on the new e-mails, has since become something of a whistle-blower, exposing the company’s role in the Brexit campaign to the press. Reached through a spokeswoman, she declined to comment.

While the e-mail chain includes Bannon, there is no evidence that he read or commented on the exchange between the Leave.EU leaders and the Cambridge Analytica executives. In the fall of 2015, Bannon was busy setting up a new office for Cambridge Analytica in Alexandria, Virginia, just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., and pitching the firm’s services to Republican candidates, including Donald Trump. The firm initially worked for Ted Cruz’s Presidential campaign. But, when Trump won the Republican nomination, the Mercer family, which had financially supported Trump’s Presidential bid, insisted that Trump put Bannon in charge of the campaign and bring in Cambridge Analytica, in which the family was heavily invested, as well.

Executives at Cambridge Analytica claimed that they had access to unprecedented quantities of advanced “psychographic” data that enabled the Trump campaign to micro-target its pitch to voters. But, this past May, the company filed for bankruptcy in the wake of allegations—denied by Cambridge Analytica executives—that it had improperly obtained millions of people’s personal data from Facebook, without the users’ permission, in violation of the company’s regulations.

The possibility that both Brexit and the Trump campaign simultaneously relied upon the same social-media company and its transgressive tactics, as well as some of the same advisers, to further far-right nationalist campaigns, set off alarm bells on both sides of the Atlantic. Damian Collins, a member of Parliament, and chair of its Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, which held an inquiry into fake news, told the Observer, which has broken much of the news about Cambridge Analytica in the U.K., that the new e-mails “suggest that the role of Bannon and Mercer is far deeper and more complex than we realised. There’s a big question about whether Mercer’s money was used in the Brexit campaign and it absolutely underscores why Britain needs a proper Mueller-style investigation. There are direct links between the political movements behind Brexit and Trump. We’ve got to recognise the bigger picture here. This is being coordinated across national borders by very wealthy people in a way we haven’t seen before."

The American investigations into foreign interference in Trump’s election, and British probes into Brexit, have increasingly become interwoven. The role of the Russian Ambassador to the U.K., Alexander Yakovenko, has reportedly been the subject of interest both to Mueller’s investigators and to those in the U.K., who have examined his relationship to Banks. The role of Nigel Farage, the former leader of the far-right, Euroskeptic U.K. Independence Party, who has been an ally of Bannon and Trump, has also reportedly stirred the interest of investigators in both countries, especially after he was spotted in 2017 leaving the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, in which Julian Assange has taken refuge. Assange’s media platform, WikiLeaks, published many of the e-mails stolen by Russia from the Hillary Clinton campaign during the 2016 election season.

How and whether all of these pieces fit together is the subject of Mueller’s investigation, but the lack of a similar single, overarching investigation in the U.K. has led critics to call for one. Emma Briant, for instance, who has submitted the new e-mails to the British government for further investigation, told openDemocracy that “this evidence shows that Banks was seeking foreign funding for Brexit from the very beginning.” She argued that the U.K. inquiry, like the U.S. one, needed to follow the money and the potential manipulation of public opinion as nationalist policies rose on both sides of the Atlantic.

Frontpage Mag

Published  5 months ago

In 2015, I wrote the column that secured my place in the pantheon of Right-wing hate figures: “I’m A Gay Man And Mass Muslim Immigration Terrifies Me.” Shortly afterwards, I left London, disturbed by the state of my capital city and hoping that with a megaphone in America I could sound the alarm about European Islamization. But the cancer has further metastasized. Although I have since married an American citizen, and am therefore eligible for a green card, I am applying for asylum in the United States. It’s the only way to be sure I never have to return to a country with so many citizens eager to see me imprisoned or dead.

Muslims in the UK have the most bigoted and barbaric values of any Islamic community anywhere in the West, and their reactionary social attitudes aren’t restricted to homosexuality. Only three per cent of British Muslims believe any sex outside marriage is morally acceptable. One in twenty Muslims in Britain say they sympathize with suicide bombers. A third believe that men should be permitted multiple wives. 39 per cent agree that “women should always obey their husbands.”

But their loathing of gays is universal, and absolute. Muslims living in the UK have “zero tolerance” of homosexuality, according to the Left-wing Guardian. Not one of the 500 Muslims interviewed for that 2009 Gallup poll said they found it acceptable. (By contrast, 35 per cent of French Muslims are relaxed about les pédérastes.) More British Muslims believe the earth is flat than are chill about having a pair of queens move in next door.

Half of all British Muslims think homosexuality should be illegal, and a quarter of them want sharia law instituted in the UK. Those numbers come from another progressive source: A poll for Left-leaning broadcaster Channel 4, conducted in 2016. And their social attitudes are getting worse, not better, over time. More recent polling shows that the rise in religious observance among Muslims is “particularly evident” in those aged 16 to 29.

I know all this is true because I’ve seen it. I’ve been yelled at and spat at in the street. I have friends—lifelong Labour voters—who have been assaulted by Bangladeshis in public parks because Muslims hate dogs and lose their shit if your pooch takes a crap outside. In east London, you can’t buy alcohol after a certain time in many liquor stores because the Muslim minority, which is disproportionately unemployed and living in “affordable housing” paid for by the taxpayer, whip up letter-writing campaigns to make life difficult for anyone selling booze. In Stepney, one residents’ association had to reschedule a summer fete so as not to clash with Ramadan—and were then bullied into making it alcohol-free by Muslim neighbors who didn’t even show up.

Muslims with extreme, hateful views about gays and horrible opinions about women would be an irritant and not a menace but for the fact that they are routinely insulated from criticism by a politically-correct media elite that scoffs whenever you mention the appalling social problems that spring up, as night follows day, whenever the area hits a certain percentage of Islamic residents. When a government report meekly suggests that people living in Britain should take an oath of allegiance to British values—basic stuff like not murdering your neighbors or throwing acid in your ex-wife’s face—the press smears it as having the “tea-and-jam-sandwiches stench of neo-Imperialist fascism.”

Brits aren’t told the truth about what Muslims are up to, because police forces refuse to investigate their crimes, and journalists are terrified of painting Muslims in a poor light. So, no one really knows how bad it is. In a classic moment of British understatement, Dame Louise Casey wrote in her 2016 Integration Review that, “Community cohesion does not feel universally strong across the country.” I’ll say. Perhaps it’s got something to do with the Muslim rape gangs running wild in every town and city in Britain, targeting young white girls as easy meat for abuse and defilement and laughing as they get away with it.

In Rotherham and Telford, local police, crippled by political correctness, looked the other way as thousands of young white girls were gang-raped over decades. Priapic Islamic yobs needn’t seek out goats when they have Kimberly from the White Road Estate and a castrated police force. These scandals are significant because they demonstrate the British government’s unwillingness to prosecute Muslim hate crimes.

We have no idea how much of the recent surge in anti-gay hate crime in part is motivated by Islam, because of course we don’t. But I’m willing to bet it’s a major contributory factor—and surely no one is at greater risk of random attacks in the street than a famous gay conservative writer known for his uncompromising defenses of Western civilization and his critiques of oppressive, sexist religious customs like the burka. The reality of gays and Muslims co-existing in society isn’t the glorious intersectional utopia of progressive wet dreams. It’s the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando.

In countries where sharia is enforced by the government, homosexuality is usually punishable by death, following the example laid down by Mohammed in the Hadith. I, too, occasionally feel like stabbing Dan Savage in the throat. But the feeling quickly passes, and I don’t want the right enshrined in law. You don’t have to be in ISIS territory to be at risk as a homosexual. Across the Arab world, including Egypt and even the supposedly liberal Lebanon, gays live in mortal danger. 97 per cent of Jordanians believe homosexuality should be rejected. Again, as a reminder, one in four Muslims in Britain wants sharia as the law of the land.

There are at least 85 sharia courts already operating in Britain. They use sharia principles to formulate legally-binding arbitration rulings. They also, chillingly, deal with a lot of family law, which means that women, already treated as chattel under Islam, are faced with “rulings” on whether they have permission to leave their husbands. Putting an imam in charge of family law is like appointing R. Kelly president of your local school board.

When we first learned about this parallel justice system operating out of living rooms in Bradford and Leicester, we were told they were insignificant, and ultimately subject to UK law. But almost immediately, British courts began to honor sharia court rulings.

I can’t wait around for the heroic Tommy Robinson to topple the government and his army of brave lads to shut the borders themselves. Besides, I think it’s too late for my home country. White Brits are about to become the minority in Birmingham, the jihadi capital of the UK in which 50,000 people cannot speak English. There are places in Bradford you can’t order a coffee if you don’t speak Arabic.

Britain is already five per cent Muslim, which means that, if I went home, I’d be living in a country where millions of people think that I should be thrown in prison, or worse, for making love to my husband. For all of America’s terrible social problems, at least Muslims are only about one per cent of the population here—and ten per cent of those are safely locked up in jail. Plus, a lot of them are black, so if they do get physical with me in the street, I can write it off as foreplay.

Before you ask, I can’t move to another European country. Nearly six per cent of the population in Germany are Muslim, which doesn’t sound too bad until you find out that ten per cent of births in the country are to Muslim parents. Give it a generation or two and it’s game over. That’s why politicians in Europe are so soft on Islam, by the way: They can’t win elections anymore without pandering to the Muslim community. I think that’s why Nigel Farage has gone soft and started condemning Tommy. He’s a politician and he knows no one can get elected in the UK without saying nice things about Islam.

If I weren’t already a British citizen, I’d almost certainly be banned from the country, like Robert Spencer, for speaking out about all this. But why would I return when I live in fear of being attacked on the streets that used to comfort me? Muslims are the ultimate crybullies, regularly telling pollsters that islamophobia is a real and urgent problem in the same breath as admitting they want to imprison gays and enslave women.

I want out. As a gay conservative in public life, I don’t feel safe in Britain anymore. My government refuses to take the necessary steps to protect me and has, in many cases, actively militated against my interests as a member of at-risk group. That’s why I’m asking the United States to step in.

You can apply for asylum in the United States if you have suffered persecution, or fear you might suffer it, owing to your race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion. I am a well-known, interracially-married gay Christian conservative, of Jewish extraction, from a country overrun by Bronze Age social attitudes and crippled by politically-correct dhimmitude from the eunuchs in charge.

It’s true that I don’t look like the asylum seekers you’re used to. I’m not an HIV+ drug-dealing transsexual prostitute from Tijuana who fancies a change of scenery and a welfare check. But it turns out that persecuted people come in all shapes and sizes. I’ve consulted an immigration lawyer, and he says it’s worth a try. With my intersectional identity and marginalized status as the target of an oppressive, violent, reactionary Right-wing patriarchy, surely I’m exactly the sort of person the asylum process was designed to protect.

Breitbart

Published  5 months ago

"Blexit says, 'Yes, you do have permission to question the status quo,' to ask 'why are we settling for less from our political leaders?'"

Voice of Europe

Published  5 months ago

The “ultimate nightmare” for the EU warns Nigel Farage as Italy battle with Brussels over their rejected budget.

Deputy prime ministers Matteo Salvini and Luigi di Maio have refused to budge from their proposal after Economic Commissioner Pierre Moscovici rejected their deficit target of 2.4% of their GDP.

Speaking to Fox Business, Mr Farage said “Italy has been stuck inside a German-dominated Eurozone that has done their country no good at all, and they’re now beginning to realise that you cannot be a democratic nation and a member of the EU, and this is the first brick out of the wall!”

Minister Salvini claimed he was not worried about possible sanctions the EU may impose on Italy if a new budget plan is not presented within 3 weeks as requested by Brussels, the EU has sanctioned Italy many times in the past resulting in the “massacre” of its agriculture, fishing and commerce.

The Italian Eurosceptic leader claimed Brussels is run by France and Germany as Brussels only seems to serve their best interests.

Breitbart

Published  5 months ago

UKIP leader Gerard Batten MEP has slammed the European Court of Human Rights for upholding an Austrian woman’s conviction for disparaging Mohammed, Prophet of Islam, ruling they had the right to restrict her free speech.

The woman, named as E.S. in the European court’s judgement, had suggested the Prophet Mohammed was a paedophile due to his relationship with his wife Aisha, who was married to the religious leader aged six and consummated her marriage to him aged nine, according to most — although not all — Islamic religious writings.

The European court agreed with judgement of the Austrian courts that Muslims would find the woman’s statements “wrong and offensive, even if Muhammad had married a six-year-old and had intercourse with her when she had been nine”, and ruled that they “carefully balanced her right to freedom of expression with the rights of others to have their religious feelings protected, and to have religious peace preserved in Austrian society.”

Ireland holding referendum today to decriminalise blasphemy as ECHR criminalises religious defamation

E.S. had argued that the courts had violated her right to freedom of expression under Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Article 10 suggests that “Everyone has the right to freedom of expression,” and that this right “shall include freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart information and ideas without interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers.”

Proponents of the Convention often fail to note, however, that a sub-section of Article 10 goes on to heavily qualify that right, authorising states to impose “conditions, restrictions or penalties” which is deems necessary for the purposes of “national security, territorial integrity or public safety, for the prevention of disorder or crime, for the protection of health or morals, for the protection of the reputation or rights of others, for preventing the disclosure of information received in confidence, or for maintaining the authority and impartiality of the judiciary.”

In this way, it is quite unlike the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, with critics suggesting that the European Convention is actually something of a Trojan Horse, allowing governments broad discretion to restrict free speech when it is used in a contentious way.

This is big.

European Court of Human Rights rules that defaming the Prophet Muhammed “goes beyond the permissible limits of an objective debate" and "could stir up prejudice" and thus exceeds permissible limits of freedom of expression. https://t.co/9Z5GcdJREM

— Amarnath Amarasingam (@AmarAmarasingam) October 25, 2018

UKIP leader Gerard Batten, who has made a point of publicly criticising Islam since taking over from Nigel Farage’s short-lived successor, Henry Bolton, told Breitbart London that the European Court of Human Rights was introducing “a blasphemy law by the back door”.

“In the UK, the famous Oz magazine trial of 1971 had the great and good turning out in court to argue against the blasphemy laws, which were subsequently repealed. Since then it has been OK to say whatever you like about Jesus, but forty-seven years on, Mohammed is a different matter,” he observed.

“The Austrian legal system has decided to make another submission to Islam, and the ECHR has followed suit.”

The European Court of Human Rights is technically not a European Union institution, but signing up to it is a requirement for would-be member-states, and Labour’s Charles Falconer suggested that “for all intents and purposes” it is “not possible” to be an EU member-state without submitting to the ECHR.

The Gateway Pundit

Published  5 months ago

The authors of the ridiculous Guardian story alleging that Paul Manafort repeatedly met with Julian Assange have previously fabricated stories about the WikiLeaks founder.

Harding especially has a long history of smearing Assange — who has been calling him out on his plagiarism for years.

"Unclear how much MI6 pays Luke Harding each week or what percentage of his stories are written by them."https://t.co/HKQu0P3dFi

— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) June 20, 2018

Guardian plagiarist Luke Harding: "everything that's wrong with journalism" http://t.co/cE6ZbvYT2Z More: http://t.co/a76WH54XRe

— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) May 4, 2014

The editor of Justice4Assange.com pointed out on Twitter that the authors, Dan Collyns and Luke Harding, were in Ecuador ten days ago with US-funded Fernando Villavicencio — who they have previously bylined with in other bogus stories.

The authors of the bogus Guardian story, Dan Collyns and Luke Harding, were in Ecuador 10 days ago with US-funded Villavicencio, who they have previously bylined with in bogus stories. This picture was taken last week. pic.twitter.com/hK4SFCJgKI

— Hanna Jonasson (@AssangeLegal) November 27, 2018

The trio previously published completely false claims that Assange had hacked the systems of the Ecuadorian embassy. The article had to be modified after WikiLeaks threatened to sue.

Villavicencio also specifically fabricated claims about people visiting Assange in the past.

In May, Villavicencio claimed Nigel Farage visited Assange on April, 28 of this year. That would be one month after Ecuador initiated its eight month-long isolation of Assange.

He was not allowed visitors, phone calls, or access to the internet at that time. The claim was entirely false.

Villavicencio has fabricated claims about people visiting Assange in the past. In May he claimed Farage visited Assange on 28 April this year, a month after Ecuador initiated its 8 month-long isolation of Assange, banning phone calls, all visits, internet.https://t.co/ZdzeTsCUtL pic.twitter.com/oD9TdPyE5p

— Hanna Jonasson (@AssangeLegal) November 27, 2018

It is absolutely shocking that the Guardian would continue to publish these discredited hacks.

Westmonster

Published  5 months ago

The unelected EU Commission have now formally rejected the budget of Italian government in an unprecedented move. They will now demand a new budget from Italy ready within three weeks. Who the hell do they think they are?

Westmonster has previously reported on how the Italian government had to submit their budget to be approved by Brussels, with the EU having briefed out they were likely to veto to. Democracy, EU style!

EU Commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis has now confirmed: “For the first time the Commission is obliged to request a Euro area country to revise its draft budgetary plan.

“But we see no alternative than to request the Italian authorities to do so.”

The fiercely Eurosceptic Italian Deputy PM Matteo Salvini had previously made clear that he stood behind the budget that was submitted: “We do not multiply bread and fish, but certainly our economic manoeuvre will make Italians better.”

Before this overruling of elected politicians, only 44% of those in Italy said they would back remaining in the EU. That number may well now fall even further.

Brexit Britain’s Nigel Farage responded by saying: “Italy has three weeks to respond to the Brussels gangsters, this is national democracy versus globalist bureaucracy.”

You can either be an independent nation, or you can be ruled from Brussels.

dailycaller

Published  5 months ago

Major news organizations have failed to cover

The Sun

Published  8 months ago

THERESA May’s soft Brexit plan could cost the Tories 25 MPs and hand the keys to No 10 to Jeremy Corbyn, research shows. A polling expert claims a mini-recovery by Ukip would see as many as two doz…

Voice of Europe

Published  8 months ago

Station 164 in Hornchurch, east London, had inserted tiny British flags in sandwiches and English breakfasts since they opened in 2016. They started using England flags during the World Cup to show support for the England team.

Owner, Candy Merrett, replied in a Facebook post to the accusation explaining that it was the first time in two years any customers had said anything negative about the flags, with many tourists taking the flags home as a memento, saying up to four people had.

The post said: “We will not be stopping. We are patriotic, not ‘pathetic’ as someone called us last week. We celebrate our country!”

However, on Thursday, Candy said she’d received so much abuse over the novelty flags she will close the London themed cafe, which has always been decorated with St. George’s flags and Union Jacks, at the end of the month, as some people had been going into the cafe purely to throw the flags on the floor.

Even Nigel Farage came to the cafe’s defence, adding: ‘Quintessential British cafe.

“Don’t come here if you’re following the latest fad-food diet, but if you like your traditional fare, this place is first class.”

However, Carol Brown and daughter Candy Merrett have faced significant abuse from people who have never eaten there, recently, with attempts to rubbish their TripAdvisor reputation. Even still, they have 34 out of 38 very positive reviews. Since the World Cup this summer the flags began to get a negative response, Candy, 30, said.

Replies to the facebook post were in defence of the cafe’s use of the flags. One user replied: “How utterly ridiculous! We’re in England and somehow it’s racist to serve the English flag?!”

Others said there is nothing wrong with the owners showing their patriotism. Another user said: “Fly our flag with pride, nothing to do with racism, just being patriotic x”.

Fox News

Published  8 months ago

Just as you cannot libel someone on the pages of the Wall Street Journal, if the Silicon Valley cartel wants to act like a publisher, they should have to assume the same burden.

Zero Hedge

Published  8 months ago

"These platforms that claim to be “open” and in favor of “free speech” are now routinely targeting the views and expressions of conservatives and anti-globalists."

infowars

Published  8 months ago

Facebook, Google, Apple jump the shark in unprecedented crackdown of political discourse

Zero Hedge

Published  8 months ago

The wheels are already in motion...

Voice of Europe

Published  8 months ago

Nigel Farage has launched a scathing attack against Theresa May, warning she should not “underestimate the passion” of Brexiteers as a betrayal of the referendum vote will spark a “backlash unlike anything we have seen in the country”.

The leading Brexiteer blasted the Prime Minister for the way she has handled the Brexit negotiations so far. Mr Farage argued British citizens have seen their wish of leaving the EU in a clean and clear way snubbed twice – a move set to cost dearly the establishment.

He told BrexitCentral: “If, as it now looks, the trust the people put in the democratic process, both in the referendum and in the general election when both parties promised us it would be a a relatively clean break from the EU, is betrayed, then prepare for the backlash.”

the Guardian

Published  8 months ago

Only second referendum or election would boost case for extension, EU sources say

russia-insider

Published  9 months ago

The author is formerly a foreign correspondent with the New York Times, where he won a Pulitzer prize, until he was fired for criticizing Israel and the Iraq war. He is a New York Times best selling

Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists

Published  9 months ago

The arrest of the WikiLeaks founder, which appears near, would be the first domino to fall. Afterward, thousands of publishers, editors and reporters in the U.S. would be in peril.

The Daily Beast

Published  9 months ago

Bannon is moving to Europe to set up The Movement, a populist foundation to rival George Soros and spark a right-wing revolt across the continent.

The Gateway Pundit

Published  9 months ago

Former UK Ambassador to the US Sir Christopher Meyer, 74, was beaten bloody by two attackers at Victoria Station in London on Wednesday, hours after he published an essay supporting President Donald Trump’s visit to the UK Thursday. Photo collage via The Times, Twitter. The Times (UK) reported: …His wife, Baroness Meyer, said that he […]

Breitbart

Published  9 months ago

President Trump has poured petrol onto the flames of Theresa May's Brexit crisis by coming out for her chief opponent Boris Johnson.

Breitbart

Published  9 months ago

Britain’s Poundland discount chain has announced it will stop selling kitchen knives in all of its stores to help tackle soaring youth violence.

The company, whose stores have been a major fixture on UK high streets since 1990, is the first major retailer to go ahead with the anti-knife measure recently recommended by a judge, and other brands are expected to follow suit, according to the Birmingham Mail.

As of Friday, kitchen knives are no longer available at any of its 59 West Midlands branches, Poundland said, noting that the ban will be extended to all 850 UK stores by the end of the year.

Reportedly suffering “epidemic” levels of violence, the West Midlands has the fastest growing rate of knife crime outside London, where the company banned blade sales in April after the capital saw 35 deadly stabbings in the just first few months of 2018.

Paramedics Dealing with 30 Stabbings and Shootings a Week in Multicultural West Midlands https://t.co/SzXmZVw7Qx

— Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) June 26, 2018

Poundland retail director, Austin Cooke, said: “The decision to stop selling kitchen knives not only in the West Midlands, but nationwide, is a commitment that we know means a lot to both our colleagues and our customers.

“For a long time they’ve expressed their concern around the associated risk of having knives available and the unfortunate truth is that in the wrong hands, knives can be used for the wrong purpose.

“The safety of our colleagues and customers is crucial and we hope our fellow retailers will follow our lead,” he added.

Crime researcher Emilia Gill, from the anti-youth violence campaign JAGS Foundation, said Poundland’s decision to pull knives off the shelf was “a good start”, but argued that many lives could have been saved had companies taken action sooner.

‘Feral’ London Knife Attacks Becoming More Violent, Says Senior Police Officer https://t.co/vlbwORsil0

— Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) June 27, 2018

“The problem with knives is that you can always find somewhere to access them,” she told The Sun. “So even though Poundland has decided to do this, and it’s a brilliant start, you can just walk down the street to another shop and buy a knife that is virtually the same.

Earlier this year Judge Nic Madge called for police to organise a national programme to blunt the points of the public’s kitchen knives.

Alleging long, sharp blades are unnecessary for ordinary domestic food preparation, the judge said a ban on chefs’ knives would be life-saving in Britain.

Poundland itself has long cemented itself in the British public consciousness, with comparisons between political figures and discount stores stocking a variety of items at £1 having become a popular putdown in recent years as a way to imply something is an inferior imitation of someone or something else.

UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson was labelled ‘a Poundland Donald Trump’ by the leader of the Liberal Democrats in September in 2017, while European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker has been branded a ‘pound shop Bismarck’ determined to blackmail Briitish taxpayers. Brexit leader Nigel Farage was famously labelled a “pound shop Enoch Powell” by former YouTube video blogger Russell Brand, who in turn was described as a “pound shop Ben Elton” on a TV quiz panel show in 2015.

Breitbart

Published  10 months ago

Almost 60 percent of Italians say it was right to shut their ports to ships transporting illegal migrants from Africa, and 68 percent say populist interior minister Matteo Salvini was correct to stand up to the EU on the issue.

The poll comes as a convoy of ships carrying more than 600 migrants docks at the Spanish port of Valencia, a week after they were picked up close to Africa for transport to Italy, before Salvini refused to take them.

The right-wing Lega party leader and Minister of the Interior, who forms half of Italy’s new populist coalition government alongside Luigi Di Maio’s Five-Star Movement, appears to have popular support in Italy.

The IPSOS poll was highlighted by Mathew Goodwin, an Associate Fellow at Chatham House, before being shared by Brexit campaign leader Nigel Farage.

“This is just the beginning folks,” commented the former UKIP chief.

59% say Italy right to shut ports.

68% say Matteo Salvini was right in being strong against the EU.

And this is just the beginning folks. https://t.co/ZexsqQFkYa

On Sunday morning, the Italian coast guard vessel Dattilo was the first of three boats carrying the 630 migrants to touch land in Spain, the Associated Press reports.

The Aquarius, operated by SOS Mediterranee Sea and Doctors Without Borders, was next, bringing another 106 migrants, followed by the Italian navy ship Orione.

Salvini said he would not allow Italy to become a “giant refugee camp,” but Spain’s new socialist prime minister Pedro Sánchez was keen to welcome the migrants, who travelled hundreds of miles past safe ports in Tunisia and Algeria to reach the European country.

Just met the new Prime Minister of Italy, @GiuseppeConteIT, a really great guy. He will be honored in Washington, at the @WhiteHouse, shortly. He will do a great job – the people of Italy got it right!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 9, 2018

This Saturday, Salvini barred two more migrant ferries, writing on Facebook: “Two other ships with the flag of Netherlands, Lifeline and Seefuchs, have arrived off the coast of Libya, waiting for their load of human beings abandoned by the smugglers.”

He added: “These gentlemen know that Italy no longer wants to be complicit in the business of illegal immigration, and therefore will have to look for other ports [not Italian] where to go.”

Under the EU’s asylum laws, migrants are supposed to apply for asylum in the member-state they enter, placing a massive burden on Italy and Greece, where hundreds of thousands of asylum-seekers have arrived in recent years.

Express.co.uk

Published  10 months ago

Speaking on his LBC show, the former Ukip leader agreed with one of his callers highlighting the deep political crisis currently hitting the European Union over Brussels' migration policies.

Tony, from Tuscany, told Mr Farage he believed Brussels' crumbling position could be in Theresa May's favour.

The Brit abroad said: “External forces are in Theresa May’s favour.

“Merkel is impotent, Macron is a two-face wimp.

"Do you know he has caused the border between Italy and France and then complained this morning that Italy didn’t take that boat of refugees?

“You know what we are calling Salvini? The Captain. That’s his nickname.

“His popularity ratings went from 20 percent to 53 percent in the last two weeks.

“I was out last night with some friends and we were talking about it.

“One of my mates stood up and said Italy is not in the World Cup but at least we’ve got Salvini.”

Nigel Farage replied: “He is a pretty effective ‘captain’. His popularity ratings are going through the roof.

“One thing is for certain, Tony, for me, for my money, Merkel is the past, Salvini is the future.”

Last weekend, Matteo Salvini refused to accept 629 migrants picked up in the Mediterranean on the Aquarius, a charity rescue vessel.

The row, highlighted tensions over EU migration policies, which has never truly been solved since nearly 2.5 million people applied for asylum during the crisis in 2015, showing it to be as much a great fear for the fate of the bloc as the eurozone’s financial crisis.

Sun, March 4, 2018

Lega's Matteo Salvini is regarded by many as Italy's answer to Donald Trump

Speaking at a joint press conference in Paris on Friday, French President Emmanuel Macron and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said they both support the idea of more solidarity within the European Union regarding migrants and asylum seekers and vowed to a reform of the EU Dublin Treaty.

The key EU piece of legislation provides that the country of arrival is the one that should take responsibility of migrants and asylum seekers.

But Mr Macron and Mr Conte believe the rule provides a safety net for countries like Germany at the expense of southern European countries like Italy and Greece which receive the most asylum seekers and economic migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea.

The aim of the proposed reform is a Europe-wide crackdown on the illegal immigrants the French President said formed the vast majority of those arriving from Africa.

Voice of Europe

Published  10 months ago

Never have we in the UK seen such swift ‘justice’ enacted as we have with Tommy Robinson’s arrest and imprisonment all within a mere five hours.

Some may argue that he broke the conditions of his parole from a previous time when he videoed outside of a courthouse, but even if this were true, the speed at which they silenced him was head spinningly shocking.

We are in the midst of a worldwide struggle for individual sovereignty. Poland, Hungary and Austria are refusing, at the risk of great penalty & punishment from the EU, to allow the immigration of religions that egregiously conflict with their national religion, customs and cultures.

Italy has just installed it’s anti-establishment Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte, with plans to deport 500,000 refugees who are willing to take state money and free housing, but unwilling to adapt to Italian culture.

Other countries throughout the European Union are following along this same nationalistic path.

We have come to the realisation, in the UK, that our media has lied and hidden things very successfully for a long time. YEARS even. We all know and love Nigel Farage now, but for how many years did the media paint him as a racist clown? I can watch videos of him on youtube of past years’ speeches in European Parliament and see that he has been speaking our language for many years, though we were never shown these in our state run media.

They effectually kept the real Nigel as far from us as they could because they feared, and feared correctly, that we would not only agree with him, we’d lock arms with him and it give fuel to a fight he has managed quite a long time with precious little help. A fight we all fought in secret… in our minds, alone, and on our knees in prayer.

The marches and protests will grow, because Orwell’s ‘1984’ was never intended as an instruction manual

They have done similarly with freedom fighter, Tommy Robinson. Charging him with anything they can in order to discredit and silence him. The only problem is, he hasn’t been silenced and this latest attempt by the government to silence him once and for all has failed spectacularly.

Yesterday’s march on Whitehall to protest his incarceration was met with solidarity marches throughout the world. British Embassies in countries, even as far away as Australia, were blasted with #FreeTommy chants and placards.

We have attempted with the Brexit vote to reclaim our sovereignty and freedoms, but our government is not only allowing our own unelected Lords to go against the will of the people, but now also allowing foreigners, such as billionaire George Soros, to meddle yet further in our politics.

As I sit here fighting for democracy for the UK & the US I am astounded that people in the US, the left, are fighting FOR this enslavement. They WANT the government to have this ownership over their lives. It is baffling but also so very tragic.

The UK is NOT an example of successful socialism. We are an example of why it DOESN’T work. It has stolen our culture, our history, our values and genealogy. Martin Selner was right in that we are sons and daughters of kings and knights and brave men and women who fought for and died for the freedoms we are now just handing over to the government.

A government that doesn’t want us to celebrate our individuality but to criminalise and remove it. There is no ‘multiculturalism’ here. It is the government trying to replace one culture with another to suit their desires and push their agenda. Once that goal is achieved, I’m quite certain they will do away with that culture, as well.

Tommy may just be the one to have awakened not only our nation, but nations throughout the world, as to where the globalist agenda is headed. And I dare say, the marches and protests will grow, because Orwell’s ‘1984’ was never intended as an instruction manual.

We want our sovereignty and the freedoms that were bought for us by the blood and lives of our forefathers.

We will accept nothing less.

Breitbart

Published  1 year ago

Brexit campaign leader Nigel Farage has demanded the Government “stands up to the EU and to France” to bring the Channel migrant crisis under control

The Leave Means Leave co-chairman and former UKIP chief urged Home Secretary Sajid Javid to “ignore the civil service, the free movement lobby, and the EU itself and get a grip on this migrant crisis [to] do something to restore public confidence in politicians” in a Telegraph article.

Javid has so far resisted calls to deploy more of Britain’s tiny fleet of Border Force cutters — which the agency’s union warns are “woefully inadequate” — to patrol the English Channel, suggesting that, paradoxically, this could actually incentivise more migrants to launch themselves across the sea on small boats and stolen fishing vessels.

This has left members of the public who do not understand why illegal migrants intercepted at sea would not simply be taken back across the water to France — but, though this is seldom mentioned, this is near-impossible under Brussels regulations.

These typically require EU member-states receiving illegal migrants to deport them to the first EU country they entered rather than the last one they were in — and, if this cannot be determined, they are usually stuck with them.

As long as the United Kingdom submits to this regime, Javid may be right that more Border Force cutters could be a “pull factor” for more migrant boats. As in the Mediterranean, people-smugglers could save on fuel by only using enough to reach the cutters rather than the English coast — knowing their wards would be taken the rest of the way by the hapless British authorities.

Illegal Migrants Try to Seize French Fishing Boats for Cross-Channel Runs https://t.co/hOMQJ2zbnu

— Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) December 28, 2018

Farage noted that the Home Office have refused to say exactly how many illegal migrants have arrived, and has been conspicuously silent on whether any have been removed.

“All anybody knows for certain is that several hundred people have crossed the Channel and made it to Britain since November… how can we really know who they are or what their true motivation for coming to the UK is?” he asked.

“Anybody who disagrees with me might like to recall that five of the eight terrorists who murdered 130 people and injured another 413 people in Paris in November 2015 entered the EU illegally via the Mediterranean… [ISIS] itself has said it would exploit the migrant crisis to flood our continent with half a million Islamic extremists.

“The first duty of the British government is to protect its citizens. In this age of random terrorist atrocities, it cannot afford to take any chances when it comes to meeting this responsibility,” he added.

ISIS Smuggling Fighters Into Europe Posing As Refugees – Breitbart http://t.co/6RxdgAPZVM pic.twitter.com/qJBGFPSqQU

— Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) May 17, 2015

“At the very start of the Mediterranean migrant crisis in 2015, I told Jean Claude Juncker, the EU Commission President, that he should examine how the Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott had dealt with a similar seaborne invasion of Australia,” the veteran MEP added.

Mr Abbott put an end to people-smugglers bringing illegal migrants to Australia on dangerously unseaworthy vessels by issuing a blanket ban on asylum for anyone arriving by sea, with would-be claimants either turned around in the water or processed in third countries and, if found to be legitimate refugees, settled in safe countries in Asia.

“Sajid Javid must make it crystal clear that any individual who crosses the Channel by dinghy and illegally enters British waters will not be allowed to stay in our country, just as Tony Abbott did,” Farage demanded.

Leave.EU Campaign Sneaks 'Migrants' Into UK To Highlight Porous Borders https://t.co/YhdDIFSwBs pic.twitter.com/5XW0Fm5s3h

— Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) June 22, 2016

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