Nigel Farage’s new Brexit party has ‘£1m of funds and 200 candidates on standby’ – inews.co.uk


Nigel Farage’s new party has received pledges of support worth £1m and has more than 200 potential candidates on standby for elections, it has said.

The Brexit Party – backed by Mr Farage – was registered with the Electoral Commission three weeks ago by former Ukip activist Catherine Blaiklock.

Source: Nigel Farage’s new Brexit party has ‘£1m of funds and 200 candidates on standby’ – inews.co.uk

Our white nationalist extremists are no different to Muslim fanatics – let’s treat them the same – The i – Weekend Reads #52


The Mother of Parliaments has turned volatile, unruly, disoriented, unintelligible. British politics has fallen to its nadir. The Prime Minister cannot follow through her promises or policies. Assailed by Jacob Rees-Mogg and co., she seems to have lost her own plot. Senior Tory Justine Greening has suggested a second, informed referendum. Citizens are discombobulated; many are full of ire. It is the curse of Brexit.

Now more bad stuff is thrown into the simmering cauldron. After the referendum and then the election, Ukip, which David Cameron once described as a party of “fruitcakes, loonies and closet racists”, fell heavily and passed out. This week, it seems to be reviving and is up five percentage points in opinion polls, partly because many Brits do not like Theresa May’s proposals for a softish exit from the EU.

Source: Our white nationalist extremists are no different to Muslim fanatics – let’s treat them the same – The i – Weekend Reads #52

May’s Brexit plan raises UKIP from the dead | Conservative Home


Theresa May Mark One buried UKIP. Theresa May Mark Two is digging it up.  That is the only conclusion one can reasonably draw from today’s Opinium poll for the Observer, which shows Labour on 40 per cent, as last month, the Conservatives on 36 per cent, down six points, and UKIP on eight per cent, up five points.  The movement from the second to the third could scarcely be clearer.

That rise in support for what many will still think of, wrongly, as Nigel Farage’s party isn’t because of rebooted support for him.  Nor will voters be enamoured with the charms of Gerald Batten, of whom most of them will never have heard.  The driver of this result is plainly the Government’s new Brexit policy.

25 per cent of those polled approve of the way that the Prime Minister is handling Brexit, down from 30 per cent last month, while 56 per cent disapprove, up from 45 per cent last month.  Her net approval rating was minus eight per cent last month; it is 24 per cent this month.  The percentage of those who believe that Brexit is one of the most important issues facing the country is at its highest ever recorded by Opinium – 51 per cent this month (it was 42 per cent last month).  Overall, 32 per cent of those surveyed supported May’s Brexit plan and 31 per cent opposed it.

The EU referendum result killed UKIP.  After all, what was the point of supporting a party which aimed to make Britain independent once the British people had voted for precisely that?  The cause of Brexit was handed overnight to the governing party, which now had an instruction from the electorate to deliver it.  During the period between the referendum and last summer’s general election, Theresa May presented herself as the woman who would fulfil that mandate for “citizens of somewhere”: “Brexit means Brexit”.

Source: May’s Brexit plan raises UKIP from the dead | Conservative Home

Minister suggests the government will not halt attack on human rights


Unfortunately this Governments attitude and policy is taking the Thatcher directive to bring back ‘Victorian values‘, but are they values to be applauded, for were there not child labour, poor and workhouses, debtors prisons and many others.

Are the progressions of the 20th Century and the start of the 21st to be abandoned. Will we bring back poor and workhouses, debtors prisons and may be even child labour, will there still be free education for all children and the disabled and poor left to their own devices, while the rich elite gain all the benefits of life.

We have the Equality Act 2010, the Care Act 2014 and others but are these just bits of legal jargon, which when they come to be tested are not worth the papers they have produced.

Are they just bits of paper with no real significance, but giving all the non-elite a belief of a caring Government.

Are we now seeing the real true colour ‘Blue’, when previously there could have been a tinge of ‘Red’ now what does that produce, could it be purple, now what party does that create and do they still exist. Something with UK in their terminology, perhaps.

Is this what our recent forebears fought for in the wars of the 20th Century.

If so, is life really worth living for, are we not just producing for the wealthy elite, while fighting and working for a pittance.

Chris Smith: People Want the Advertising Standards Authority to Act on Political Claims


I agree with most of this post, however, in my 60 odd years of life on this earth I have found that there are not many politicians in who you can believe in, be they red, blue, green, purple, orange, yellow and others. However, there are some in which there is some form of belief and others practically none. They all promise the earth and unfound riches in their manifestos and only when they assume power can the truths be revealed.

You cast your vote and hope for the best.

Regarding Brexit nothing has come forth as we have not Brexited and will not be doing so until March 2019 or may be not, depending on whether there will be a transition deal or not.

Everything is so up in the air and no one on either side in the UK or Europe can be sure of the final outcome. We can all speculate on what the outcome or outcomes will or can be and who will be in power if and when we do or not do Brexit.

That length of string is getting longer or is it shorter, day by day.

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This is another fascinating little video from RT’s Going Underground. Host Afshin Rattansi talks to the former cabinet minister under Blair, Chris Smith, above his decision to oppose the Invasion of Iraq, his work in the Advertising Standards Authority, and Brexit.

Smith was Blair’s Culture Secretary, and the author of a book, Creative Britain. The cover showed him wielding a professional movie/TV camera. He states he opposed the Iraq invasion because it was ‘obviously the wrong the policy’. He also states that during his time with the Advertising Standards Authority, people wrote in asking them if they could possibly act against the misleading political advertising in elections. Smith states that this is sadly impossible. Their constitution limits them to commercial advertising only, and they have no power to prosecute or punishment politicians that lie.

On the subject of Brexit, he and Rattansi clearly hold different views. Smith appears…

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#Corbyn & The Return of Alf Garnett Or If You Don’t Want a Bulgarian For a Neighbour Vote #Labour?


The ramblings of a former DWP Civil Servant ...

Corbynism is not the future, it is the future refusing to be born

1964, 11 years before the EU referendum of 1975, the West Midlands constituency of Smethwick was the most colour-conscious place in the country, and the scene of a Tory campaign that successfully exploited anti-immigrant sentiment.  The infamous slogan that propelled a Tory into the House of Commons was, “If you want a nigger for a neighbour, vote Labour.”

Peter Griffiths, the successful Tory candidate refused to disown the slogan, “I would not condemn any man who said that,” he told the Times during his election campaign.  “I regard it as a manifestation of popular feeling.”  All sounds rather depressingly familiar, does it not?  One need not strain one’s imagination to hear Farage today saying exactly what Griffiths said to the Times in 1964.  One never, in one’s wildest dreams, expected to hear a Labour leader use the…

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Trump Wants to Publish List Immigrant Crimes, Just Like Nazis Did to Jews


These are indeed very worrying times for there is crime and job losses in all sections of each community and no one section should be vilified more than the others.

Racists are also terrorists, because they wish to bring down the current order for their own ends and that is against democracy.

Trump came to power as one section of the American community felt disillusioned with how they believed they have and are being treated and Trump jumped on this to say what they wished to hear and given them an illusion that he can bring back what they feel they have lost.

But this loss will also have been in all sections of the community, who are also disillusioned.

For Trump to go anywhere near to bring back the assumed losses the current progression in technology will need to be reversed as automation is one big factor, especially on job losses. But in doing so in manufacturing this will increase production costs, which will result in the items being produced to be more expensive, while the rest of the world will be progressing using the new and future technology. American goods will therefore be more expensive to the wider world and the goods will need to be only for the home market.

In the short term this may appear to produce some short term gains, but in the long term it will create an even greater loss, because the industries will be stagnating.

Trump, therefore is using a short term policy or policies to create more wealth for himself and others like him, while they are also creating more wealth outside America.

This is because their interests are global, but Trumps policies within America are not.

This will eventually bring down America, just as terrorism is wishing to do, so can not Trump and his like be also terrorists, so should they themselves not be banned from America.

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Here’s another step towards real Fascism by the Trump administration. In this clip from Democracy Now! anchor Amy Goodson and her co-host talk to Andrea Pitzer about yet another policy of Trump’s, which is very close to the Nazi vilification of the Jews. Pitzer is the author of One Long Night: A Global History of Concentration Camps. She and the Democracy Now! team discuss Trump’s proposal to publish official lists of crimes committed in sanctuary cities – those towns where the officials are unwilling to comply with Trump’s deportations of illegal immigrants. They point out that this is exactly what the Nazis did in the pages of their ‘newspapers’ Der Sturmer and Das Neues Volk with the Jews. Der Sturmer had a column called ‘Letterbox’, in which its readers were encouraged to send it stories about crimes committed by Jews. The Nazi life-style magazine, Das Neues Volk, which…

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