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Updated 24 March 2018
Population pressure traffic speed
Cars to travel slower than bicycles on England's clogged-up roads within a decade
Christopher Hope and Patrick Scott
Daily Telegraph, 24 March 2018.
Cars will travel slower than bicycles on England's congested roads
within a decade, according to official figures.
The Department for
Transport said the average vehicle speed of cars on A roads in towns and
cities in 2017 was just 18.4mph, down from 19.3mph in 2014.
decline continues at the same rate, cars will be travelling slower than
cyclists by 2027.
The average speed of a male cyclist is around
16mph, according to activity website Strava. ...
have been in steady decline across England's A road network over the past
three years, with average speeds at morning rush hour now down to 23.7mph
across both rural and urban roads.
During the evening rush hour
this figure is even slower at 22.2mph.
Illegal immigration Albanians
Five steps to reach Britain (for a £10,000 fee): Route revealed as police smash the people-smuggling gang that sneaked 750 Albanians into the UK
Mail, 24 March 2018.
An international police operation has smashed a network smuggling
Albanians into Britain.
The operation unearthed more than 50 people
making millions by sneaking migrants across 17 countries to reach the UK,
US and Canada.
Thirty-nine suspects operating in ten countries
including Britain are accused of smuggling around 1,500 illegal migrants
who each paid up to £20,000 to escape Albania. Another 12 remain on
the run. ...
Half of the migrants smuggled by the criminal network
around 750 ended up in Britain, with henchmen here helping to
arrange each trafficking operation. ...
Initially the route to the
UK went through Italy and France, but after crackdowns by police in these
countries they started to take a circuitous route through Montenegro,
Serbia, Germany and northern Spain, from where they would be helped on to
ships heading to the south coast.
The police operation was launched
after the Daily Mail revealed last year the shocking scale of Albanian
illegal immigration to the UK, with many young migrants openly taking
'stowaway selfies' of themselves laughing and joking while hiding in
British-bound lorries. ...
Albanian national police chief Ardi
Veliu said seven criminal groups were involved in the human trafficking
ring, operating in Albania, Bulgaria, Spain, France, the Dominican
Republic, Italy, Britain, Ireland and the US.
Terrorism child refugees
Parsons Green terrorist is jailed for at least 34 years after the judge rules he lied about only being 18
Daily Telegraph, 24 March 2018.
The Parsons Green bomber lied about his age in order to remain in
the UK sparking renewed questions over the screening of child migrants.
Iraqi born, Ahmed Hassan, entered Britain illegally three years ago
and then applied for asylum, claiming to be a 16-year orphan, who had keen
kidnapped by Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isil). ...
the case raises serious questions over the ability of officials to weed out
asylum seekers who try to take advantage of the system by claiming to be
Mr Justice Haddon-Cave told Hassan: "I note that your
tutor at college thought you were physically and mentally older than you
claimed to be. I am satisfied that that you lied about your date of birth
on arrival in order to glean the special privileges accorded to children
entering the UK."
Immigration numbers, East Europeans
The migrant map of Britain: Figures reveal where more than 2million former Eastern Europeans have settled in the UK
MailOnline, 24 March 2018.
Towns and regions with the highest influx of Eastern European
migrants have been identified in government figures.
Data from the
Office for National Statistics has shown the areas in the UK with the
biggest proportion of settlers from the Eastern bloc.
there are now an estimated 2.03 million people now living in the UK who are
nationals of the ten Eastern European EU nations.
By far the
biggest number of settlers come from Poland, with the ONS statistics
showing 1 million from that nation now living amongst the 65 million
population of the entire UK. ...
The next biggest group of Eastern
Europeans are Romanians, who along with Bulgarians, were first allowed free
access to the UK to live and work in 2014.
Some 358,000 have
settled in the UK since then. ...
Lithuanians are the next largest
group to have settled in the UK, with 212,000 making the trip here.
European Union the biggest people-trafficking scam in history
The Times of Israel, 24 March 2018.
Unrestricted immigration is a disaster for the poorer countries of
Europe; it arrests their development and, not surprisingly, has the most
detrimental effect on the poorest. It's great for the British that they
have all these people to staff the NHS, but does anyone give a damn that in
Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova and elsewhere, their health services are
collapsing form a shortage of doctors and nurses? I would argue that the EU
policy of free migration has become the biggest people-trafficking scam in
This is how this new imperialism works; the poor countries
of the Balkans spend their scarce resources on training health and other
professionals, who then leave, tempted by the salaries of the more
developed nations of Europe. The UK gets ready-trained health staff on the
cheap, and the Bulgarian health service, for example, already struggling to
overcome the devastation of the communist years, suffers from ever dropping
ratio of medical staff to patients.
There are several academic
investigations into the effect of this economic migration from the poorer
to the rich countries. ...
Families are split apart and the
negative impact on children means the damage will be carried over to the
next generation. ...
The elderly are particularly vulnerable: ...
Hope Not Hate: anti-fascist authoritarianism
Spiked, 23 March 2018.
There has always been something paradoxical, even ironic, about
so-called anti-fascist and anti-racist groups. While ostensibly promoting
peace, understanding and tolerance in the face of nasty and intolerant
far-right groups, they have always seemed to contain an essence of
authoritarianism and intolerance themselves and even an undercurrent
This was most obvious in Germany and Italy in the 1970s
with the Red Army Faction and the Red Brigades. /.../ In Britain in the
1990s, we had the stupid and conceited Anti-Nazi League and we still
have the Socialist Workers Party who were always spoiling for a
fight and forever spoke of 'fighting' and 'smashing' the opposition. ...
And so on to the latest anti-fascist group, Hope Not Hate, which
sounds caring and innocent enough. Its latest campaign has been to urge
major booksellers Waterstones, WHSmith and Foyles to stop profiting from
selling 'dangerous books' with 'extreme hate content'. ...
should strike us as ironic that anti-fascists are seeking to ban books in
the name of promoting tolerance. What next? Burning books? But this
shouldn't surprise us. Paternal, power-crazy, anti-fascists have a long
track record of self-righteous censoriousness.
Councillor ordered to apologise for calling for return of golliwogs
Daily Express, 23 March 2018.
A councillor who was condemned for calling for the return of
golliwogs has been ordered to issue an official apology and attend 21 days
of training by a Council monitoring officer.
Cllr Lynne Sterry
appeared before the Standards Committee at Forest of Dean District Council
after she twice shared a Facebook post supporting the comeback of the toys.
Cllr Sterry (Labour, Cinderford West) stepped down as both chairman
of the council's Standards Committee and of Cinderford Town Council after
sharing the posts about golliwogs. ...
Speaking at the meeting on
Thursday, Cllr Sterry told the standards committee: "I wanted to say to you
that nothing you could do to me today would make me feel any worse than I
already do. ...
"It really was personal to me but of course I
wasn't thinking outside the box, I was thinking about me and my childhood
at the time. ..."
Cllr Paul Hiett (Forest First, Bream) said: "I've
known Lynne for 20 years, she's not a racist. There is not a racist bone in
Hate-speech laws help only the powerful
Spiked, 22 March 2018.
Offensive behaviour is one of the crimes of immorality, such as
offence against public morality, action against the state,
counter-revolutionary activity and other catch-all terms, that have always
been used to suppress dissent (reasonable and unreasonable). ...
Laws against speech which are advanced under the guise of defending
the weak are actually designed to protect the dominant elite. Laws against
harassment, threats of violence, incitement to commit crime, and so forth,
are all already on the statute. They protect all people equally. Hate
crimes are different. They are crimes against public morality, as defined
by lawmakers. The offences are crafted not to protect 'marginalised groups'
but to demonstrate the virtue of the ruling class and to demonstrate its
power. They use minorities as shields to protect their own interests.
Christianity, patriotism, monarchy and the family were once
society-wide emblems of the moral consensus. But as they were diminished by
a new multiculturalism, a crisis of values developed. With so many
differing perspectives and traditions at play in society, it became hard to
find moral totems around which the nation could gather. One unifying idea
today is that racism is wrong. It is a moral value that appeals broadly to
liberals and conservatives, relying on the innate human moral values of
fairness, and individuals being treated according to their actions.
The problem is that racism can be manifest both in action and
thought. Racial discrimination of action can be limited through legislation
that bans racially determined pay, employment, accommodation and so on. It
is largely a transparent, fair and workable system. The problem is that
racist beliefs, casual prejudices and in-group preferences what we
might call racial discrimination of thought, mild or extreme have
become the focus of legislation to prevent even offensive (but non-racist)
speech in order to eradicate racist thought.
What we see now in
British hate-crime legislation is an attempt to control speech and thought.
The existence of 'offensive thought', which finds expression in a joke,
offhand slur or a casual slip, is now something for which our moral
superiors can prosecute us. This is a profoundly troubling situation. What
is more troubling is that no major British political party has opposed the
spread of hate-crime legislation. ...
... We must begin to treat
all people fairly, and according to their actions. We must abolish
hate-speech laws, and stop travelling down the road to censorship.
Crime drug gangs, Albanians
Surge in drug gangs triples number of Albanians in our jails with 726 offenders from the Balkan state behind bars last year
Daily Mail, 23 March 2018.
Drugs gangs from Albania have fuelled a tripling in the number of
criminals from the country in British prisons.
Ministry of Justice
figures reveal there were 726 offenders from the Balkan state behind bars
last year up from 267 in 2013.
Many have been convicted of
murder, drug dealing, sex offences, money laundering, people smuggling and
death threats. ...
The National Crime Agency (NCA) has warned that
gangs of Albanian drug dealers are now 'a significant threat', using
increasingly ruthless tactics to protect their business.
crime groups from the country, which has a population of just 2.9 million,
now have huge influence on supplying cocaine around the UK. ...
thousands of Albanians allowed into the UK are suspected of adopting bogus
identities from neighbouring Kosovo, claiming persecution during the
regional conflict 18 years ago. Imposters are suspected to be fronting
drugs and prostitution rings.
TERROR WARNING: 30,000 people in Europe may be in terrorist networks, Europol chief warns
Daily Express, 22 March 2018.
Tens of thousands of people living in Europe could be part of
terrorist networks, the European Union's law enforcement boss has warned on
the eve of the one-year anniversary of the Westminster terror attack.
Up to 30,000 people have been radicalised and are part of terror
cells or communities which could be inspired by groups such as Islamic
State (ISIS), Europol director Rob Wainwright said.
In an interview
with Bulgarian television, the Briton warned of an "explosion of terrorist
activity in recent years", adding there is "very complex" range of threats
facing the EU. ...
Mr Wainwright also warned Europe was facing a
new generation of threats, including cyber attacks and danger posed by
"many groups that resemble mafias in many countries". ...
separate report by Bulgarian media, a study was presented to the country's
parliament today which revealed 800 people had travelled from the Western
Balkans to Syria and Iraq to fight for ISIS.
The Western Balkans
include several nations being considered for European Union membership,
such as Albania, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Immigration abroad crime, Germany
Asylum seeker who claimed to be a child refugee jailed for rape and murder
Metro, 22 March 2018.
An asylum seeker claiming to be from Afghanistan was Thursday
sentenced to life in jail in Germany for the rape and murder of a student
that stoked a public backlash against a mass influx of migrants.
Hussein Khavari, of uncertain age and origin, was found guilty of
the deadly night-time attack on medical student Maria Ladenburger, 19, in
October 2016 in the university town of Freiburg.
Khavari pushed her
off her bicycle as she was riding home alone from a party, then bit, choked
and repeatedly raped her and left her on the bank of a river where she
Khavari arrived in Germany, without identity papers,
in November 2015, near the peak of the refugee influx, as an unaccompanied
minor claiming to be 16 or 17 years old and hailing from Afghanistan. ...
It emerged only after his arrest that he had already committed a
violent crime in May 2013 in Greece, where he pushed a woman off a cliff on
the island of Corfu, leaving her badly injured.
He was sentenced
there in February 2014 to 10 years jail for attempted murder but was
granted a conditional release from Greece's overcrowded jails in October
Immigration sub-Saharan Africans
At Least a Million Sub-Saharan Africans Moved to Europe Since 2010
Pew Research Center, 22 March 2018.
International migration from countries in sub-Saharan Africa has
grown dramatically over the past decade, including to Europe and the United
States. Indeed, most years since 2010 have witnessed a rising inflow of
sub-Saharan asylum applicants in Europe, and lawful permanent residents and
refugees in the U.S.
... In the case of Europe, the population of
sub-Saharan migrants has been boosted by the influx of nearly 1 million
asylum applicants (970,000) between 2010 and 2017, according to a Pew
Research Center analysis of data from Eurostat, Europe's statistical
agency. Sub-Saharan Africans also moved to European Union countries, Norway
and Switzerland as international students and resettled refugees, through
family reunification and by other means.
In the U.S., those fleeing
conflict also make up a portion of the more than 400,000 sub-Saharan
migrants who moved to the States between 2010 and 2016. According to data
from U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. State Department,
110,000 individuals from sub-Saharan countries were resettled as refugees
over this seven-year period. An additional 190,000 were granted lawful
permanent residence by virtue of family ties; nearly 110,000 more entered
the U.S. through the diversity visa program.
... According to a
2017 Pew Research Center survey in six sub-Saharan countries that have
supplied many of the region's migrants to the U.S. and Europe, many say
they would move to another country if the means and opportunity presented
themselves. And in Senegal, Ghana and Nigeria, more than a third say they
actually plan to migrate in the next five years. ...
In terms of
destinations, as of 2017, nearly three-quarters (72%) of Europe's
sub-Saharan immigrant population was concentrated in just four countries:
the UK (1.27 million), France (980,000), Italy (370,000) and Portugal
Between February and April 2017, Pew Research Center
surveyed in six of the 10 countries that have supplied many of the
sub-Saharan immigrants now living in the U.S. ...
The survey asked
respondents whether they would go to live in another country, if they had
the means and opportunity. At least four-in-ten in each sub-Saharan country
surveyed answered yes, including roughly three-quarters of those surveyed
in Ghana (75%) and Nigeria (74%). ...
... People planning to
migrate in the next five years tended to identify destinations where they
already had friends or family. This finding is generally consistent with
studies showing that personal connections influence the decision and
likelihood of migrating.
About 420,000 more
sub-Saharan African migrants lived in Europe in 2017 (4.15 million) than in
2010 (3.73 million). And an estimated 1.55 million sub-Saharan African
migrants lived in the U.S in 2017, an increase of about a 325,000 from
2010, when an estimated 1.22 million sub-Saharan African migrants lived in
the country, according to the United Nations.
Exodus from Romania: How free movement looks at the other end of the EU
Prospect, April 2018.
Between 2007, when the country joined the EU, and 2017 around 3.4m
Romanians emigrated, two-thirds of them aged 18-39. ...
rural Romania can be striking. On the fringes are scores of Roma families
living in tiny makeshift houses. Many are collapsing. According to the
World Bank, 70 per cent of Romania's rural population which makes up
almost half of the country's roughly 19m people live below the
poverty line. ...
... An estimated 350,000 economic orphans have
parents who live abroad. There are far-reaching implications. Doctors,
nurses and teachers have left in droves which has dramatically lowered the
quality of education and healthcare. ...
Corruption in Romania is
rife but the left-wing Social Democrat (PSD) government is hell-bent on
reversing hard-won measures that would undermine the country's longstanding
crackdown on graft.
Extremism political correctness
Our lawmakers' fear of 'racism' has put the rights of terrorists before the lives of innocents
Daily Telegraph, 21 March 2018.
If Ahmed Hassan had got his way, September 15 2017 would be the
date of one of the worst massacres in British history. About 50 people
sustained burns or minor injuries ...
An asylum seeker who actually
told Home Office officials he had been "trained to kill" by Islamic State
in Iraq was not only allowed to enter our country. He was given generous
financial aid and a foster place ...
You will have to forgive my
tone of mild incredulity, but there has been ample evidence in the past
fortnight that the Home Office is perfectly capable of keeping out
undesirables. Lauren Southern, a far-right Canadian journalist, was
detained in Calais and banned from entering the UK. /.../ A Home Office
spokesman said: "Border Force has the power to refuse entry to an
individual if it is considered that his or her presence in the UK is not
conducive to the public good." ...
Personally, I wouldn't choose to
have Ms Southern round for Easter lunch, but at least nothing in her
history suggests she might try to detonate a bomb on a train carrying
children to school. The same goes for Martin Sellner, the Austrian leader
of the Generation Identity white nationalist movement, and his girlfriend,
Brittany Pettibone, an American writer who calls immigration "white
genocide", who were also denied entry. ...
Are we to deduce that
our government believes ultra-conservative provocateurs are "not conducive
to the public good" whilst Islamist asylum seekers are perfectly fine? ...
After the grotesque revelations last week from Telford of yet more
mass rape, even murder, committed by men of mainly Pakistani origin, are
the authorities perhaps scared they are losing control of the multicultural
"narrative"? Do they privately fear that the views of Sellner and his ilk
might chime with members of the population who have lost faith in a liberal
elite that appears to put political correctness and enforced "tolerance"
before the safety of white working-class girls? ...
And what if our
instincts tell us it's wrong to keep out far-Right speakers, who can do us
no physical harm, while admitting aggrieved Muslim teenagers from war-torn
areas who well might?
Let me tell you what is "not conducive to the
public good". It's having a Home Office whose moral sense is so perverted
that it puts the human rights of jihadist Hassan before the right to life
of British men, women and children on the District Line.
Britain's flawed definition of extremism is storing up trouble
Spectator blog, 21 March 2018.
Can anyone else see the problem here? The British state currently
has to find a reason to explain why saying 'Allah is gay' is a fundamental
assault on British values, but admitting to being a trained member of Isis
is not. It has to explain why approaching the borders legally can lead to
expulsion but breaking into the country illegally cannot.
what this is is the enforcement of what one might call 'Rowley-ism', after
the Metropolitan Police's former assistant commissioner Mark Rowley. It was
he who last month embedded the idea that the UK faces an equally balanced
challenge: Islamist extremism on the one side, far-right extremism on the
other. In order to sustain this equation it appears that for the time-being
one must draw a moral equivalence between Muslims who blow things up and
non-Muslims who do not, but have mean views. And an equivalence between
Muslims who call for murder and non-Muslims who do not. Officials (retired
and serving) at the borders, in the police force or in Parliament, who
think that this will prove a formula for societal security and harmony can
have no idea of the trouble they are storing up for some later date.
Soros's HOPE Not Hate Sees Massive Backlash over Book Ban List
Breitbart, 21 March 2018.
The far-left activist group HOPE not Hate (HnH) received a
widespread backlash on social media, including from prominent
anti-extremism campaigner Maajid Nawaz, after they released a list of books
they campaigned to get banned from UK retailers.
The group unveiled
a new campaign earlier this week to pressure book retailers, including
Amazon and WH Smith, to remove a list of books deemed "Nazi" and
"far-right" by the organisation. HnH tweeted out a link to the campaign and
within 24 hours saw an overwhelmingly negative response from users equating
the group to promoting book burnings.
The tweet garnered a mere 87
likes but more than a thousand comments, the vast majority of which were
highly critical of the far-left organisation.
One reply, which has
over 1,000 likes on the platform, saw user Bil Irving write: "Cannot
support this. There is nothing good to be had from banning books, no matter
how much you disagree with them. Quite frankly, it's a Nazi tactic, and I'm
genuinely surprised at HNH for even suggesting this."
Almost 29 per cent of 15-year-olds in Britain now come from immigrant backgrounds, international think tank reveals
MailOnline, 20 March 2018.
Almost 29 per cent of 15-year-olds in Britain now come from an
immigrant background, new data from an international think tank reveals
The figure is higher than the EU average of 21 per cent but
similar to both France, at 26 per cent, and Germany, at 28 per cent. The
figure is higher in Ireland and Belgium.
It includes second
generation immigrants, natives of mixed heritage, first generation
immigrants and people returning after being born abroad.
by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), also
shows immigrant children who arrive in the UK aged 12 or older are less
likely to do well at school and to feel like they belong, according to a
The study is based on an analysis of the OECD's 2015
PISA tests which are taken by 15-year-olds across 35 nations and economies.
Compared with PISA tests taken in 2003, the percentage of immigrant
students in the UK rose by nine percentage points, compared with an OECD
average of around six percentage points and an EU average of around seven
Immigration abroad sexual crimes, Germany
Germany: Migrant Rape Crisis Still Sowing Terror and Destruction
Gatestone Institute, 20 March 2018.
Germany's migrant rape crisis continues unabated. Preliminary
statistics show that migrants committed more than a dozen rapes or sexual
assaults every day in 2017, a four-fold increase since 2014, the year
before Chancellor Angela Merkel allowed into Germany more than a million
mostly Muslim male migrants from Africa, Asia and the Middle East. ...
The actual number of migrant-related sex crimes in Germany,
however, is believed to be far higher than the official number. ...
The director of the Criminal Police Association /.../ estimates
that up to 90% of the sex crimes committed in Germany do not appear in the
official statistics. ...
"There is a strict order by the
authorities to not report on crimes committed by refugees," a high-ranking
police official in Frankfurt told Bild. "Only specific requests from
media representatives about such acts are to be answered." ...
Germany's migrant sex-crime problem is being exacerbated by its
lenient legal system, in which offenders receive relatively light
sentences, even for serious crimes. In many instances, individuals who are
arrested for sex crimes are immediately released after questioning from
Immigration abroad Israel
Netanyahu says African migrants worse threat than jihadists
France 24, 20 March 2018.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that an
electronic fence along the Israel-Egypt border has saved the Jewish state
from jihadist attacks or what he believes would be worse a tide of
"Were it not for the fence, we would be faced
with... severe attacks by Sinai terrorists, and something much worse, a
flood of illegal migrants from Africa," Netanyahu's office quoted him as
telling a development conference in the southern Israel desert town of
Netanyahu said a tide of non-Jewish immigration would
threaten the very fabric of Israel.
"We are talking about a Jewish
and democratic state, but how could we assure a Jewish and democratic state
with 50,000 and then 100,000 and 150,000 migrants a year," Netanyahu said.
"After a million, 1.5 million, we might as well shut up shop," he
added. "We did not close down, we built a fence."
Politics hate incident, thought crime, free speech
London Police Edit 'Thought Crime' Threat After Ridicule Online
Breitbart, 20 March 2018.
People can be "charged" with an "offence" if their actions are
within the law but their "reasons for doing it" are perceived as illegal
hate by others, London police have said, before withdrawing the claim.
Social media users began drawing attention to the Metropolitan
force's new, and highly unusual, definition of a 'hate crime' on the 16th
of this month. It remained like that until the 18th, according to Google
cache, before the police edited it again on Monday.
did not match that given by the College of Policing or Crown Prosecution
Service, and critics online claimed it could be read as a threat against
"thought crimes". ...
"The Met seems to imply that a person can
face two charges, one for the assault, and another for 'their reasons for
doing it.' That is not true," added criminal barrister Matthew Scott in an
extensive blog post.
He explained that "although there are some
cases where doing an act is illegal irrespective of your state of mind,
there are no cases where your state of mind can make you guilty of an
offence if you don't actually do anything capable of amounting to a crime".
The earlier section of the Met's hate crime definition might
also seem alarming, insisting that people only need to "believe" a crime is
motivated by hate for it to be recorded as such; however, this is a common
definition used by police tracing back to recommendations of the 1999
The Crown Prosecution Service confirmed last
year that a "hate incident" only needs to be "perceived" with "no evidence
needed", and many UK forces include "dislike" and "unfriendliness" as
evidence of a hate crime.
Politics Conservative Party, public opinion
The curious case of the missing immigration debate
Conservative Woman, 19 March 2018.
The latest survey from YouGov places Brexit (60 per cent), health
(42 per cent) and immigration (31 per cent) above the economy (29 per
cent). Housing sits just behind at 25 per cent. The respective percentages
have moved up and down through 2017/18 but these same issues nearly always
top the economy as a concern, while housing has been rising as an issue.
Immigration is the most interesting since it receives relatively
little political attention in comparison to the other issues. ...
This mismatch is especially interesting because immigration
connects with the other issues. ...
This interconnection explains
why immigration matters to so many different voter categories. Ipsos MORI's
latest headline data and supporting tables break these down by sex, age,
social class, geographic region and voter base. In every category
Immigration rates above the economy male/female, young/old,
Labour's position is the more understandable. The
2017 General Election data /.../ shows that Labour took 73 per cent of the
ethnic minority vote, compared with only 47 per cent of the lowest
socio-economic class. It is becoming more appropriate to regard Labour as
the party of the ethnic minority, not of the working class. It is not
difficult to see why Labour would have a vested interest in not engaging in
an immigration debate that would antagonise the BME voter category, or else
in framing the debate in terms of 'racism' such that it may appeal to the
BME voter. Note to the Tories the working class vote is very much up
for grabs. Instead, the Conservatives appear fixated on erasing the 'nasty
party' image. ...
Yet the Conservative position on immigration and
asylum is still puzzling because it seems so obviously self-defeating,
given that the Tory voter base is much more concerned about immigration ...
Immigration abroad Canada
How Trump's policies made Canada spend $131 million more on border patrols after its refugee system was inundated
Anna Mehler Paperny
Business Insider, 19 March
So few asylum seekers crossed the U.S. border illegally over the
years that Canada didn't consistently track the numbers.
changed dramatically over the past 14 months. ...
More than 20,000
people, including thousands of Haitians and Nigerians and hundreds of
Turks, Syrians and Eritreans, have crossed the border into Canada illegally
over the past year in search of asylum, many fleeing in fear that Trump
would deport them to their home countries.
northward migration has overwhelmed Canada's system for processing asylum
claims, leading to the worst delays in years. ...
government was forced to set aside C$173 million in its latest budget to
pay for extra patrols at border crossings to cope with the influx, as well
as security screening and processing of refugee applications. ...
Aid agencies who are at the forefront of dealing with the influx
say they are struggling and need more funding, a comprehensive long-term
plan and better coordination with Ottawa. ...
The influx shows no
signs of abating. More than 1,500 asylum seekers walked across the border
in January. Those working with refugee claimants say this is no blip: It's
the new normal. ...
All refugee claims are supposed to be processed
within 60 days. Increasingly, the board has failed to meet those targets.
Asylum seekers are walking across the border into some of the
tightest housing markets on the continent. ...
government says it won't give cities more money for asylum seekers, who are
barred from accessing a C$762 million federal fund that is for permanent
residents or people who have already been granted refugee status. ...
"There is an expectation the numbers will go up ... as the weather
gets better," said a source familiar with the Canadian government's
Kurdish Afrin Falls to Turkey
Gatestone Institute, 19 March 2018.
[Uzay Bulut is a Turkish journalist born and raised in Turkey. She is presently based in Washington D.C.]
Yesterday, while many Europeans are still pilloried for viewing
mass migration from Muslim-majority countries as a threat to Western
culture and are still accused of "xenophobia," "Islamophobia" and
"fear-mongering" the city of Afrin, in the Kurdish area of Syria,
fell to Turkey.
At the same time, a prominent Turkish government
official has been openly and proudly declaring that the demography of
Europe is changing in favor of Muslims.
MP Alparslan Kavaklioglu, a
member of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the head of
the parliament's Security and Intelligence Commission, recently
"/.../ But Europe has this problem. All of the newcomers
are Muslim. From Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq,
Iran, Syria, and Turkey. Those who come from these places are Muslim. It is
now at such a level that the most popular name in Brussels, Belgium is
Mohammed. The second most popular name is Melih [Malih] and the third one
is Ayse [Aisha]."According to Kavaklioglu, if this trend
"the Muslim population will outnumber the Christian
population in Europe. This... has increased the nationalistic, xenophobic
and anti-Islam rhetoric there. Hence, marginal, small parties have started
to get large numbers of votes... But there is no remedy for it. Europe will
be Muslim. We will be effective there, Allah willing. I am sure of
that."Kavaklioglu is not the first Turkish official to stress
the importance of population growth. ...
In 2017, Erdogan called on
Turks residing in Europe to have even more children:
five children not just three. For you are the future of Europe."
Albanian police arrests 39 suspected human traffickers for illegally smuggling 1,000 people into Britain and the United States
MailOnline, 18 March
Albanian police have arrested 39 people in a crackdown in crime
rings illegally sending around 1,000 Albanians into the UK, the United
States and Canada.
National police chief Ardi Veliu confirmed
authorities had identified seven criminal rings in ten different countries
which allowed Albanians to move illegally by 'falsifying travel and
identity documents of European Union countries'. ...
Despite the 39
arrests, 12 wanted fugitives are still at large, including two Bulgarians.
'Every person paid at least 7,000 pounds ($9,764) to get to the
United Kingdom and from $24,000 to $30,000 to reach the U.S. and Canada,'
Veliu told reporters.
Each of the people smuggled paid between
$9,750 to $30,000 for the forgeries.
He said the gang forged
passports for those travelling and helped them reach their destinations
travelling through other European countries, or through the Dominican
Republic or other countries in South America.
Racism school sports
Now PE is RACIST says taxpayer-funded study that claims that teaching children to play football, rugby, cricket and netball favours 'white privilege'
Mail on Sunday, 18 March 2018.
School PE lessons are racist, according to an astonishing
Teaching children to play football, rugby,
cricket, netball and rounders favours 'privileged' white students, the
politically correct 20-page report claims.
The research, which was
criticised last night as 'ludicrous' and 'patronising' by a top black
footballer, says sports that have been taught in schools for generations
hark back to Britain's colonial past and make 'whiteness' the norm.
Its authors, who were given a grant of nearly £10,000 to
examine PE classes in England and Norway, suggest that learning dances from
different cultures should be given greater prominence. ...
Ouseley, who chairs the anti-racism football campaign Kick It Out, said it
was 'crazy' to put such sports in 'a context of ethnicity and racism' as
they were played all over the world.
He added: 'This research is an
irrelevance and also patronising because people make their own decisions
about their involvement in sport.'
The report called A
Whitewashed Curriculum? The Construction of Race in Contemporary PE
Curriculum Policy says traditional games were developed in the
Victorian era by 'white privileged males' at elite public schools that
often discriminated against minorities.
The study, written in often
baffling jargon and published in the journal Sport, Education and Society,
says the games have been used by the British as 'part of a civilising
process' and transported around the world 'as an extension of nationalism
and the Empire'. ...
The study was conducted by Anne Flintoff,
Professor of Physical Education and Sport at Leeds Beckett University, and
Fiona Dowling from the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences in Oslo. They
received a grant of £9,940 from the largely taxpayer-funded British
Academy to support their work. ...
Bizarrely, they say that by
focusing on the need for 'healthy, active lives' there is 'a danger PE
lessons can contribute to a recolonisation of ethnic minorities'
The report also states that PE is 'constructed as
a predominantly white, unmarked space'.
Extremism nationalists, free speech
Even those with the vilest of views have the right to be heard
The Guardian, 18 March 2018.
Martin Sellner is a nasty piece of work. The Austrian is a leader
of the Generation Identity white nationalist movement and of Defend Europe,
an organisation that tries to stop NGO boats from saving migrants drowning
in the Med. His partner, the American Brittany Pettibone, is a writer and
vlogger who sees immigration as "white genocide". Lauren Southern is a
Canadian journalist who moves in far-right circles. Hitler, according to
Southern, "was just an SJW [social justice warrior] who happened to get
freaky amounts of power".
Over the past two weeks, all three have
been barred from entering Britain. Their views, they were told, were
unacceptable and their presence in Britain not "conducive to the public
Sellner, Pettibone and Southern are all odious characters. I
loathe their anti-immigrant rhetoric. I despair of their tirades against
Muslims. But I also think that all three have the right to be as loathsome
and obnoxious as they wish to be. Even scumbags should not be barred for
Anti-racists in particular should be wary of such
bans. Censorious laws that some applaud when applied to the far right
inevitably get turned on to the left and anti-racists. The 1965 Race
Relations Act introduced Britain's first legal ban on the incitement of
racial hatred. Among the first people convicted under its provisions was
the black power activist Michael X.
The 1936 Public Order Act,
brought in to control Oswald Mosley's fascists, became used after the war
to target trade unionists most notoriously during the miners' strike
of 1984-85 and anti-fascist demonstrations in the 1970s and 1980s.
If we allow the state to define the limits of acceptable speech, it
will not just be speech to which we object that gets curtailed.
Extremism free speech
The 'patriotic' thought police came for Corbyn. You are next
Mail on Sunday, 18 March 2018.
Is THIS a warning? In the past few days I have begun to sense a
dangerous and dark new intolerance in the air, which I have never
experienced before. An unbidden instinct tells me to be careful what I say
or write, in case it ends badly for me. How badly? That is the trouble. I
am genuinely unsure.
I have been to many countries where free
speech is dangerous. But I have always assumed that there was no real risk
Now, several nasty trends have come together. ...
expect, as time goes by, I will be accused of being an 'appeaser' and of
being against 'British values'. And then what? An apparatus of thought
policing is already in place in this country. By foolishly accepting bans
on Muslim 'extremists', we have licensed public bodies to decide that other
views, too, are 'extremist'.
Because the authorities are terrified
of upsetting Islam, nothing much will happen to Muslim militants. But
conservative and Christian views such as mine will suffer.
Christian and Jewish schools, especially ones which have
conservative views on marriage and sex education, increasingly find
themselves in trouble. Even mainstream Catholic and C of E schools are
under stealthy attack, with attempts made to stop them 'discriminating' in
favour of pupils from Christian homes.
Ofsted now says that 'all
schools' have a 'duty to actively promote fundamental British values',
which sounds totalitarian to me. This includes so-called 'mutual respect
and tolerance of values different from their own'. Actually, there is
nothing mutual about it. The sexual revolution fanatics demand submission,
and offer no tolerance in return. Now the freedom to educate children at
home, always a barometer of liberty, is being seriously threatened for the
first time in our history. ...
There's no real spirit of liberty
left in this country.
Yes, I am scared, and I never have been
before. And so should you be.
Crime sexual abuse of children, Islam
As a Rotherham grooming gang survivor, I want people to know about the religious extremism which inspired my abusers
Independent, 18 March 2018.
[Ella Hill is a pseudonym]
I'm a Rotherham grooming gang survivor. ...
As a teenager,
I was taken to various houses and flats above takeaways in the north of
England, to be beaten, tortured and raped over 100 times. ...
made it clear that because I was a non-Muslim, and not a virgin, and
because I didn't dress "modestly", that they believed I deserved to be
"punished". They said I had to "obey" or be beaten.
Fear of being
killed, and threats to my parents' lives, made it impossible for me to
escape for about a year. The police didn't help me. ...
or small the problem of grooming gang crime is, it is big enough to warrant
national concern, not only because of the severity of crimes, but because
of the degree of terror and threats to life involved. This really does
devastate lives, families and communities. ...
indoctrination is a big part of the process of getting young men involved
in grooming gang crime. Religious ideas about purity, virginity, modesty
and obedience are taken to the extreme until horrific abuse becomes the
norm. It was taught to me as a concept of "othering". ...
major world religions, including Hinduism and Buddhism, have also at some
time been associated with extreme human rights abuses against men, women
I experienced horrific, religiously sanctioned sexual
violence and torture so I definitely believe that we need to be
aware of religious extremism as something potentially harmful, so that we
can protect people from it.
But for Tommy Robinson and his
followers to focus on an entire religion, based on the cruel
interpretations of some scriptures by some people, is unhelpful, to
say the least. ...
Most grooming gang survivors I know absolutely
condemn anti-Islamic hate, and we're uncomfortable with English Defence
League protests. We certainly don't want random attacks on "all Muslims".
Social cohesion hormone treatment
Brave New Europe: German Professors Want to Drug Europeans so They'll be More "Accepting" of Muslim Migrants
Squaker, 18 March 2018.
Oxytocin, often called the "love drug," is a hormone produced by
the pituitary gland, and released in response to physical affection and
intimacy. University researchers in Germany think it should be used to
coerce native Germans into being more friendly to Muslim migrants. ...
"The combined enhancement of oxytocin and peer influence could
diminish selfish motives," said Professor Rene Hurlemann from the
University of Bonn's department of psychiatry. He went on to add, "Given
the right circumstances, oxytocin may help promote the acceptance and
integration of migrants into Western cultures."
So, from an ethical
standpoint, should oxytocin be used to alter Western European's attitudes
and "persuade" them to be more accepting of their new neighbors? Yes,
Hurlemann said. ...
When one takes into account the fact that
oxytocin can be administered by spraying the substance into the air in an
aerosol form, this paints a very disturbing picture.
Cambridge college holds dinner for 'self-defining black and ethnic minority students' to allow non-white people to 'reclaim space'
Daily Mail, 17 March
A Cambridge University college held a formal dinner for
'self-defining black and minority ethnic students' that excluded white
Trinity College Students' Union claimed the segregated
dinner, which it boasted was 'the first ever held in the college', was a
way for non-white people in the college to 'reclaim some space'.
But last night critics accused the students of imposing 'a new
This is the latest race row at the university, where
activists have demanded that academics 'decolonise' courses by putting more
ethnic minority authors on reading lists and a student play was cancelled
after complaints about its lack of black actors. ...
after the Daily Mail contacted the university, the Facebook page
advertising the event was taken down.
Immigration abroad Islam, Germany
Survey: Three Quarters of Germans Say Islam Does Not 'Belong' in Germany
Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
Breitbart, 17 March 2018.
Asked whether Islam belongs in Germany, some three quarters (74
percent) of Germans polled answered "absolutely not" or "probably not," in
direct opposition to German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
responses to a poll by the Civey institute, published Friday by FOCUS, 54.6
percent of Germans said that Islam was "absolutely not" a part of Germany,
with an additional 19.7 percent answering "probably not."
percent responded that Islam "definitely" belongs in Germany and another
14.9 percent answered, "probably yes." Of those polled, 4.4 percent
Chancellor Merkel ignited a debate on the subject in
August, 2016, when she emphatically declared that "Islam belongs to
Germany," in the midst of Europe's migrant crisis. ...
As Robert D.
Kaplan explained in his ground-breaking 2016 Atlantic article "How Islam
Created Europe," Europe unlike other continents was
ultimately defined by its Christian identity, in opposition to Islam. While
other continents were defined by rivers, seas, oceans, and mountains,
Europe's identity was essentially religious, determined by the borders of
As the expression "Christian Europe" suggests,
Europeans came to see themselves as part of an entity that was, like the
Islamic world, defined in religious terms. Quoting the 1957 book, "Europe:
The Emergence of an Idea," Kaplan noted that "European unity began with the
concept ... of a Christendom in 'inevitable opposition' to Islam." ...
As FOCUS points out, however, the question "Does Islam belong to
Germany?" is imprecise and leaves considerable room for personal
Terrorism illegal immigration, asylum
Ahmed Hassan found guilty of attempted murder on Parsons Green Tube
Sky News, 16 March 2018.
A teenage asylum-seeker who set off a bomb on a rush hour Tube
train is facing life in jail.
Iraqi-born Ahmed Hassan, 18, built a
bomb in his bedroom at his foster parents' home over the summer holidays.
A jury found him guilty of the attempted murder of 93 people, who
escaped with their lives when a fireball engulfed a Tube carriage at
Parsons Green on 15 September last year. ...
The District Line
train was packed with commuters when the bomb partially detonated at the
height of the morning rush. ...
When he was searched, he was
carrying £2,320 in cash and claimed to police that he was waiting for
The teenager arrived in Britain illegally in October
2015, in the back of a lorry from Calais.
He claimed asylum,
telling officials that he was in fear of ISIS, who he said had kidnapped
him and other youngsters and trained them to kill. ...
trial, he told the court he had made up the story, because he actually came
from a safe area of northern Iraq and feared he would have been refused
permission to stay.
Crime sexual abuse of children, Telford
Telford abuse: MP 'inundated' with child grooming reports
BBC, 16 March 2018.
More victims of child grooming in Telford have been coming forward
in the wake of reports about the scandal, an MP has said.
Conservative Lucy Allan said she had been "inundated" with reports
since speaking about the issue in Parliament.
Police said they were
currently working with about 46 people who were at risk.
project working with young abuse victims said it had received 2,000 calls
for assistance in the past two years. ...
West Mercia's Police and
Crime Commissioner said he had "sought clarification" on reports that a
memo by the force in 2013 said some child sexual abuse victims had
Since her speech in Parliament, Ms Allan told the
BBC she had been "inundated with e-mails saying, 'This has happened to
She said: "I have also spoken to a consultant psychiatrist
who has had many patients who have experienced this issue and are dealing
with the mental health consequences of this terrible crime.
clear this has been going on for many years and a significant number of
girls have been affected."
Immigration abroad Germany
Islam doesn't belong to Germany, new interior minister says
Reuters, 16 March 2018.
New Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said Islam did not belong to
Germany, in an interview published on Friday, setting him on a collision
course with Chancellor Angela Merkel who has stressed the need to integrate
"Islam does not belong to Germany," Seehofer told
mass-selling Bild newspaper, contradicting former German president
Christian Wulff who fuelled a debate over immigration in 2010 by saying
Islam was part of Germany. ...
"Of course the Muslims living here
do belong to Germany," Seehofer said before going on to say Germany should
not give up its own traditions or customs, which had Christianity at their
"My message is: Muslims need to live with us, not next to us
or against us," said Seehofer, who was sworn in as interior minister on
Ross Kemp wore the same body armour from Syria 'on the streets of Birmingham'
Metro, 16 March 2018.
Ross Kemp has been all around the world looking at gang culture,
discovering the effects of war in Afghanistan and searching for pirates.
But his new two-part documentary, filmed in Birmingham, may have
been the biggest shock of all.
'I am making a documentary about our
armed response units and counter terrorist units armed police across
the UK [and asking] do we have enough to meet the threat that is now
posed to us?,' revealed Ross.
'Not only by terrorists but also by
the increase in the use of hand guns by drugs gangs.'
And then he
admitted that he has to 'wear the same body armour that I wore in Syria on
the streets of Birmingham'. ...
Ross has been working with the West
Midlands police force on the documentary as well as the British Transport
Police, Northumberland police and South Yorkshire police.
Asylum families, risk
Tory MP blasted for claiming letting the families of child refugees come to the UK will put the country at risk of Cologne-style mass sexual assaults
The Sun, 16 March 2018.
A Tory MP has been blasted for claiming that letting the families
of child refugees come to the UK will put the country at risk of
Cologne-style mass sexual assaults.
Ranil Jayawardena faced cries
of "shame" after he warned of the "potential to face similar issues'" that
Germany had if they backed a so-called '="Good Samaritan Bill".
draft legislation put forward by SNP backbencher Angus MacNeil would allow
minors to sponsor their close relatives to join them in Britain. ...
The Conservative member for North East Hampshire referenced the
shocking events in Cologne on New Year's Eve 2015 as he called on
colleagues to "do what is best to keep control of our system" and protect
the "silent majority" in the United Kingdom.
He said "up to a
million refugees and migrants" entered Germany that year, and brought up
the fact a "failed asylum seeker from Tunisia plough a truck into a
Christmas market stand in Berlin, leaving 12 dead".
But to shouts
of discontent from his fellow MPs, Mr Jayawardena said: "Perhaps no event
was more disgusting, more disgraceful, than the events on New Year's Eve
2015 in Cologne where the BBC reported that more than 1,000 criminal
complaints were filed, hundreds of them alleging a sexual assault.
"An officer with the federal police put in his report about that
night saying that 'women, unaccompanied or not, had to run a literal
gauntlet of heavily intoxicated masses of men of a kind that it is
impossible to describe - the situation we were confronted with, chaos,
could have led to serious injuries or death'." ...
He said: "The UK
has the potential to face similar issues."
But the MP, who was
speaking against the Refugees (Family Reunion) (No 2) Bill, was heckled by
the SNP throughout his speech. ...
His attempt to get the bill
thrown out failed however, after a vote to move it onto the committee stage
was passed by 129 votes to 42.
Population pressure secondary schools
Secondary school pupil numbers will rise by more than 600,000 by 2023 due to baby boom driven by migration
Daily Mail, 16 March 2018.
Senior school pupil numbers will rise by more than 600,000 by 2023
following a baby boom fuelled by high migration.
The number of
secondary-age pupils is expected to increase by 21 per cent in the next
five years, a Government projection states.
The rise originates
from a surge in births which began in the 2000s following a period of
sustained high immigration under New Labour. ...
The bulge in the
population has already created huge problems for primary schools, with many
having to expand classes or add classrooms.
Now that problem is set
to transfer to secondary schools as the children grow older. ...
The forecast was released by the Government yesterday.
showed that in 2016/17, the last year for which figures are available,
there were about 3.14 million pupils of secondary school age in England.
This is predicted to rise to 3.8 million by 2023/24 meaning
there will be about 660,000 extra secondary-age pupils. ...
week it was reported that almost two-thirds of secondary schools had
increased class sizes in the last two years amid growing demand for places.
Politics hate crime, hate incident, thought crime
London Police Issue 'Hate Crime' Guidelines. Think Twice Before You Open Your Mouth.
Dailywire, 16 March 2018.
The London Metropolitan Police have issued their guidelines for
what constitutes a "hate crime," and the parameters they delineate are wide
enough to cause real concern. ...
The guidelines get even dicier
If someone commits a criminal offence and the victim, or
anyone else, believes it was motivated by prejudice or hate, we class this
as a "hate crime." It means the offender can be charged for the crime
itself and also their reasons for doing it. If someone does something that
isn't a criminal offence but the victim, or anyone else, believes it was
motivated by prejudice or hate, we would class this as a 'hate incident'.
Though what the perpetrator has done may not be against the law, their
reasons for doing it are. This means it may be possible to charge them with
an offence. ...
In an age where the snowflake
mentality is pervasive, does it help when the force of the law is brought
to bear in such a heavy-handed way?
Doubtless the British think so.
Population pressure housing
How mass immigration drives the housing crisis
The Spectator, 17 March 2018.
It took half a century for the UK population to rise from 50.3
million in 1950 to 59.1 million in 2000. During that period, the
foreign-born population rose from 4.3 per cent to 8.8 per cent so a
measure of that increase was already accounted for by newcomers. After an
inflow historically unprecedented for this country, this brief century
alone has seen the UK population shoot up to 65.6 million (as of January
2017), 14 per cent of whom were foreign-born as of 2016. ...
demographer David Coleman estimates that 85 per cent of the UK's population
increase from 2000 to 2015 is explained by migrants and their children. All
these new people have to live somewhere. The pressure on housing, among
many other social provisions, is intensified by the fact that on average
foreign-born mothers have more children (2.06 in 2016) than women born in
Britain (only 1.75). ...
... As of 2011, mothers born in Poland
averaged 2.1 children while mothers born in Pakistan had 3.8, and
mothers born in Somalia had 4.2. ...
The housing crunch is further
complicated by the fact that so many immigrants settle in the southeast,
where residential shortages are keenest. The population of Greater London
in 2017 was 8.8 million, a rise of 400,000 over the previous five years.
Greater London housed only 7.1 million people in 1997, when Blair opened
the gates to permanent visitors. That's 1.7 million more residents in two
decades an increase of over a quarter, two-thirds of which occurred
in only the last ten years.
As of 2016, only 45 per cent of the
capital was white British. An astonishing 58.2 per cent of births in London
were to foreign-born mothers. /.../ While over a third of the babies born
in England and Wales had at least one parent born outside the UK, in London
that figure was 66.6 per cent: two-thirds.
Indeed, most immigration
statistics are untrustworthy because they're too low. London
Councils chairman Merrick Cockell told the BBC back in 2008, 'London's
population is growing at an even faster rate than these figures suggest
because official data has failed to properly account for the complexities
of migration and population churn.' ...
... The UK's housing crisis
rests hand-in-glove with mass immigration.
Crime sexual abuse of children, Telford
Police 'victim blame' Telford sex abuse victims as young as 11 with internal memo telling officers 'in most cases the sex is consensual'
Anthony Joseph and Martin
MailOnline, 15 March 2018.
Police have been accused of 'victim blaming' the children who were
abused by grooming gangs in Telford.
Officers investigating the
Telford sex abuse scandal, in which some of the victims were just 11, were
reportedly sent an internal message saying 'in most cases the sex is
Child abuse lawyer Dino Nocivelli slammed West Mercia
Police for the way they investigated the case. ...
Mercia Police Supt Tom Harding has 'significantly disputed' claims that
1,000-plus children may have been groomed over four decades in the
He said: 'I don't believe Telford is any worse
than lots of places across England and Wales'. ...
Home Office figures, Telford, a town of 170,000 people, has the third
highest number of child sexual offences recorded in the UK, after Blackpool
Terrorism Islam, Asia, Europe
Islamic radicalization in Pakistan poses threat to world, say experts
The Hans India, 15 March 2018.
Pakistan continues to remain an epicenter of Islamic
radicalization, said a group of international experts while speaking on a
side event titled "Growing Extremism in South Asia; Repercussions for the
West" held during the 37th session of UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.
Organised by Brussels based European Foundation for South Asian
Studies (EFSAS), the event sheds light on the cross-over of extremist
elements between South Asia and the West.
Prof. Paul Stott of
University of Leicester said, "Historically, this unfortunately being a
very strong cross over between the Indian sub-continent and the UK in terms
of terrorism and certainly in the 1990s not enough attention was paid to
the fact that so many young Britons were coming to Kashmir, for example
them entering Pakistan and attending training camps and going to
Afghanistan and joining Taliban there and getting involved in political and
religious activities which proven to be very problematic indeed. People
like Masood Azhar, some quite problematic clerical speakers, who were able
to organize in the UK in the 1990s again in a way that authorities rather
The experts laid emphasis on the growing nexus between
Islamic fundamentalists and terrorists, based in Pakistan, with those
settled in UK, Bosnia and other countries in the 1990s. Some of them,
including Lashkar-e-Taiba Chief Hafiz Saeed are still remain powerful with
support of the state. ...
Junaid Qureshi, Director of European
Foundation for South Asian Studies said, "Radicalization and terrorism is
growing in South Asia from the past so many years. If you look, for
example, in Pakistan there is a movement going on to mainstream Hafiz
Saeed, who actually has a 10 million bounty on him." ...
Bolhuis, a researcher and lecturer at the Criminal Law and Criminology
Department of the UV University in Amsterdam spoke about the nexus between
asylum, immigration and jihadism.
Multiculturalism English language
Sajid Javid: 770,000 people in England unable to speak English well
The Guardian, 14 March 2018.
Sajid Javid has revealed that 770,000 people living in England
speak no English or hardly any, in a personal interview in which he
described his own experience as a "six-year-old interpreter" for his
The communities secretary promised to expand the
teaching of English for immigrants as he warned that up to 70% of those
unable to speak the language were women, and most of them were from
Pakistani or Bangladeshi communities. ...
He said the government
wanted to use Wednesday's consultation document to tackle segregation by
also: acting against cultural practices "not compatible with the British
way of life" such as polygamy; tackling disproportionately low take-up
rates of free childcare by Asian women; and using the roll-out of universal
credit to help target ethnic minorities and help them to integrate better.
In the green paper, the government says that over three quarters of
a million people in England speak the language poorly or not at all. ...
The paper is, in part, a response to the review of social
integration by Dame Louise Casey. who criticised successive governments for
failing to keep up with the "unprecedented pace and scale of immigration"
that had left some communities increasingly divided.
highlighted "deeply regressive religious and cultural practices, especially
when it comes to women".
We are sleepwalking into an increasingly segregated country it's time to ignore 'racism' fears and act to stop Britain falling apart
The Sun, 14 March 2018.
It has been more than a year since I published my report on
opportunity and integration, in which I warned the Government we were
sleepwalking into an increasingly segregated country.
I was then
the Integration Tsar and what my study commissioned by David Cameron
and Theresa May discovered was a country drifting apart. ...
I told how attempts to tackle integration had been feeble
nothing more than "saris, samosas and steel drums for the already
So it is welcome news the Government is
finally taking this seriously, and will today publish its Integrated
Communities Strategy green paper partly in response to my review of
We must talk about Sharia law. It is a core British value
that you are free to live how you choose as long as you respect our
democracy and rule of law. But tiptoeing around issues or turning a blind
eye to abuse gets us nowhere.
Immigration abroad Australia
Australia's immigration jobs myth: Population expert says migrants aren't fixing skill shortages and are making it HARDER for people to get jobs and he has the numbers to prove
Daily Mail Australia, 14 March 2018.
One of Australia's most respected population experts has busted the
myth that immigrants are filling skills shortages.
Bob Birrell, who
heads the Melbourne-based Australian Population Research Institute, said
the nation was importing migrants who couldn't find work as engineers,
accountants and IT technicians.
However, few skilled migrants with
trades qualifications were moving to Australia despite the shortage of
plumbers, builders and electricians.
'The claim that it is
attracting scarce skills is a myth,' Dr Birrell said in a research paper
published on Tuesday, called Scarce Skills Not Required. ...
sociologist, who has researched population growth since the 1960s, said
both sides of politics had relied on the flawed advice of big business and
public service bureaucrats, who cared more about economic growth than
'The Treasury, Reserve Bank and much of the big end
of town understands that population growth is the most important overall
factor in driving our GDP,' he said.
'The Coalition, Labor and
Greens effectively have prioritised these ends above the concerns of
Australians living in the metropolitan areas.
'They have been left
to put up with the loss of urban amenity, high dwelling prices and the
costs of providing the additional infrastructure needed to accommodate
population growth in their cities.'
Immigration abroad USA
The U.S. will become "minority white" in 2045, Census projects
William H. Frey
Bookings Institution, 14 March 2018.
New census population projections confirm the importance of racial
minorities as the primary demographic engine of the nation's future growth,
countering an aging, slow-growing and soon to be declining white
population. The new statistics project that the nation will become
"minority white" in 2045. During that year, whites will comprise 49.9
percent of the population in contrast to 24.6 percent for Hispanics, 13.1
percent for blacks, 7.8 percent for Asians, and 3.8 percent for multiracial
Among the minority populations, the greatest
growth is projected for multiracial populations, Asians and Hispanics with
2018-2060 growth rates of 175, 93, and 85 percent, respectively. The
projected growth rate for blacks is 34 percent.* The demographic source of
growth varies across groups. For example, immigration contributes to
one-third of Hispanic growth over this time span, with the rest
attributable to natural increase (the excess of births over deaths). Among
Asians, immigration contributes to three quarters of the projected growth.
* Growth rates for multiracials, Asians and blacks pertain to
non-Hispanic members of those groups.
Police smash human trafficking ring smuggling people into UK for £17,500 each: 155 arrests
Daily Express, 13 March 2018.
Police in Spain have arrested 155 people and smashed an
international Chinese human trafficking gang that smuggled people into
Britain and Ireland. Officers say gang chiefs charged migrants a flat fee
of £17,500 (20,000) each for getting them to their final
destination with fake passports. ...
The illegal operation was
smashed after five migrants entered a witness protection programme in
exchange for giving evidence against gang bosses. ...
for Spain's National Police confirmed: "National Police officers have
dismantled an international organisation specialising in the smuggling of
people from China into the UK and Ireland. ...
"The operation has
resulted in the arrest of 155 mostly Chinese people, including the four
alleged leaders of the organisation. ...
"After reaching Schengen
territory, the migrants were taken to different municipalities in the
province of Barcelona and put up temporarily in safe flats where the travel
documents they had used to get to Europe were taken from them while they
waited for new documents to arrive.
"The passports were created in
China and sent to Spain using courier firms. Once they arrived, the
organisation bought air tickets with budget airlines the same day of the
Pew: Sub-Saharan Africa Is Fastest Growing Region for 'Exporting' Migrants
Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
Breitbart, 13 March 2018.
Emigration from countries of Sub-Saharan Africa has risen
dramatically in recent years and the region currently accounts for eight of
the 10 fastest growing international migrant populations, according to a
new report by the Pew Research Center.
Analyzing the latest United
Nations data on the number of people living outside their country of birth,
Pew found that the rate of emigration from these eight African nations
South Sudan, Central African Republic, Sao Tome and Principe,
Eritrea, Namibia, Rwanda, Botswana, and Burundi grew by more than 50
percent, and in some cases as much as 200-300 percent. The number rises to
9 of the top 10 if Sudan much of which is sub-Saharan is
Crime sexual abuse of children, hypocrisy
Telford girls: the wrong kind of victims
Spiked, 13 March 2018.
It's been six months since the #MeToo movement first took off. For
half a year now we've had a regular drip-feed of stories drawing attention
to the apparent suffering of women at the hands of men. So when this
weekend's Sunday Mirror revealed the shocking abuse experienced by
hundreds of women and girls in Telford we might have expected the outrage
to find a new focus. The news that girls, some as young as 11, were
drugged, beaten and raped by gangs of mainly Muslim, Asian-heritage men
could have provided further fuel to campaigners. We might have expected
shows of solidarity, reminders of the importance of believing the victim,
and offers of financial support.
But no. The abuse in Telford is
estimated to have involved over 1,000 girls stretching over 40 years. Young
girls in the town were groomed, fed drugs and raped. They were passed
between abusers like commodities. Some got pregnant, had abortions and were
raped again on multiple occasions. Three women were murdered and two others
died in tragedies linked to the abuse. Yet these shocking events have
received relatively little coverage. ...
The very same newspapers
that covered, at length and over many days, news that Kate Maltby's knee
may or may not have been touched by Damian Green or that Michael Fallon
attempted to kiss Jane Merrick, were unable to muster up the same level of
outrage for young women in Telford.
The lack of comment on the
Telford abuse scandal exposes the hypocrisy at the heart of the #MeToo
movement. High-profile campaigners announce time and again that they are
not driven by self-interest, but from a desire to help women less fortunate
than themselves. ...
Time's Up, the celebrity #MeToo spin-off,
launched a fundraiser to pay legal fees for victims of sexual harassment
and assault seeking justice. /.../ More than $16.7 million was raised in
less than a month. /.../ Only, it seems, some women are more deserving of
solidarity than others; ...
So why have there been no outpourings
of sympathy or expressions of outrage for the girls of Telford? ...
Or perhaps the Asian men accused of grooming, rape, drug-dealing,
murder and paedophilia are simply the wrong kind of perpetrator. ...
Celebrities and journalists speaking for the #MeToo movement talk
of believing the victim and helping other women find a voice. But,
tragically, as far as working-class girls in Oxford, Rotherham, Newcastle
and now Telford are concerned, not all women are equal. The #MeToo movement
demonstrates a nauseating degree of hypocrisy. Worse, it distracts time and
resources away from genuine victims of abuse. Last week the MP for Grimsby,
Melanie Onn, led a debate in parliament calling for wolf-whistling and
catcalling to be classified as misogyny and punished as hate crime.
Crusaders like Onn prefer to focus on random whistlers than confront the
more difficult issue of gangs of Muslim men targeting working-class girls.
Illegal immigration Belgium, UK
Belgian citizens shelter 500 migrants each night. Police could soon start raiding their homes.
Quentin Ariès and Michael Birnbaum
Washington Post, 12 March
Every day, a massive effort to help migrants here starts with
complex choreography at a park in the heart of the city.
Migrants, almost all of them men, many of them from sub-Saharan Africa,
chat with each other in a mixture of Arabic, Swahili, English, French and
Italian. Organizers divide the men into loose lines and then pair them with
people offering rides, who in turn shuttle them to additional volunteers
who have pledged beds and food. ...
"We aim to create a model, a
humanitarian hub that can be helpful for migrants," said Medhi Kassou, 34,
who quit his job in marketing to coordinate the volunteer effort, which
recalls an ant hive in its nightly routine.
Collectively, the group
has provided 55,000 nights of accommodation for migrants since last summer.
More than 36,000 people have joined its coordination group on Facebook. ...
Most of the migrants helped by the volunteers hope to continue to
Britain, where they think they can find better-paying jobs and a more
welcoming community. For that reason, few of them apply for asylum in
Belgium; applying would limit their ability to move on.
Extremism free speech
Britain Says 'Yes' to Jihadists, 'No' to Free Speech
Breitbart, 12 March 2018.
This letter shames Britain.
It's illiterate ("Your
boyfriend have in his possession" and "insight" where it means "incite"),
it's at once pompously officious and sloppily amateurish, and it's written
by someone who clearly has no grasp of basic details like when and when not
to use capital letters ...
Yet on this barely educated jobsworth's
say-so, author and activist Brittany Pettibone has with her
boyfriend, Austrian Identarian Martin Sellner, and, subsequently, Canadian
citizen journalist Lauren Southern been declared persona non
grata in the U.K.
Clearly, this jobsworth was only obeying the
orders of someone well above his pay grade. Presumably, responsibility for
this decision goes right to the top at least as far as Home
Secretary Amber Rudd.
If so, Amber Rudd has some serious questions
to answer. ...
Current U.K. immigration policy appears to work like
It's apparently okay to let an estimated 425 ISIS terrorists
back into the country after their jaunts to the killing zones of Iraq and
But it's apparently not okay to let in three campaigners
whose only crime is to speak out on behalf of the silent majority, which
has had just about enough of all this cultural enrichment and who would
like their governments to do more to protect them from it:
isn't there something deeply sinister about that phrase claiming that
Pettibone, Southern, and Co. "bear a serious threat to the fundamental
interests of society"?
Not so long ago, it used to be considered
"fundamental" to the "interests of society" that Britain was a country
which defended freedom of speech and freedom of conscience. That's why, for
example, we have this place mentioned in the letter called Speakers'
Corner, where anyone can go to have their say, however "right" or "wrong"
No more, apparently.
Crime sexual abuse of children, Telford
Britain's 'worst ever' child grooming scandal exposed: Hundreds of young girls raped, beaten, sold for sex and some even KILLED
Nick Sommerlad and Geraldine
Sunday Mirror, 11 March 2018.
Up to 1,000 children could have suffered in Britain's worst known
abuse scandal - where sex gangs targeted girls as young as 11.
rape hell of vulnerable young girls in one town - Telford - went on for a
shocking 40 years, the Sunday Mirror can reveal. ...
Girls as young
as 11 have been lured from their families to be drugged, beaten and raped
in an epidemic that, say victims, is still ongoing.
were murdered and two others died in tragedies linked to the scandal. ...
The Mirror's 18-month investigation reveals abuse on unprecedented
levels. We found:
Social workers knew of abuse in the 1990s
but police took a decade to launch a probe
viewed abused and trafficked children as "prostitutes" instead of victims,
according to previously unseen files
Authorities failed to
keep details of abusers from Asian communities for fear of "racism"
Police failed to investigate one recent case five times
until an MP intervened
One victim said cops tried to stop
her finding out why her abusers had not been prosecuted because they feared
she would talk to us
The scale of the abuse uncovered in Telford
population 170,000 is feared to be the most brutal and
long-running of all. ...
Specialist child abuse solicitor Dino
Nocivelli, of Bolt Burdon Kemp, said: "These children were treated as
sexual commodities by men who inflicted despicable acts of abuse.
"The survivors deserve an inquiry. They need to know how abuse took
place for so long and why so many perpetrators have never been brought to
Documents which will be passed to the Home Office
reveals authorities knew of the horrors a decade before investigating
and shows how they tried to hamper our probe.
our findings to Professor Liz Kelly, from the Child and Woman Abuse Studies
Unit at London Metropolitan University.
She helped estimate the
number of victims based on figures gathered by our investigators.
Prof Kelly said: "We are acting as if we didn't know about child
sex abuse rings. We have an unfortunate capacity to choose to forget."
Benefits and costs EU migrants' benefits
Migrants claim £4bn a year in benefits, new report claims
Telegraph, 11 March 2018.
EU migrants claim more than £4 billion a year in benefits,
according to a new report.
The amount, in a paper produced by
former Conservative Party leader and Work and Pensions Secretary Iain
Duncan Smith, came as Mr Duncan Smith set out proposals for post-Brexit
rules preventing EU migrants from entering Britain unless they have already
secured a job, and imposing a five-year delay before they are allowed to
claim income, family or housing benefits.
Benefits and costs EU migrants' benefits
EU migrants in Britain claimed more than £4bn a year in benefits
The Sun, 11 March 2018.
EU migrants in Britain claimed more than £4 billion a year in
Those from Eastern Europe received more in welfare than
the average UK citizen and paid less income tax.
run-up to the Brexit referendum, ministers had insisted the figures were
But the cost of open doors migration has now been
Data from the Department for Work and Pensions, taxman
and Treasury shows EU workers received more than £2.2 billion in tax
credits and housing benefits, £1.1 billion in out-of-work payments and
£700 million in child benefit.
There is a stark contrast
between Western and Eastern Europeans.
Nearly half the personal
taxes paid by migrants from countries such as Romania, Bulgaria and Poland
went straight back in tax credits and child benefit.
were not broken down by country.
But if they followed a similar
distribution, then almost all of the taxes went back in working-age
Politics Labour Party
Jeremy Corbyn likened to Nigel Farage by senior members of his own party after vow to curb foreign workers
Independent, 11 March 2018.
Jeremy Corbyn has been accused of echoing Nigel Farage after vowing
to curb foreign workers, in extraordinary criticism from senior Scottish
Kezia Dugdale, the former Scottish Labour
leader, said the party had "allowed the myths of EU immigration rules to be
perpetuated" after Mr Corbyn called for post-Brexit curbs on low-paid
And Ian Murray, an ex-Shadow Scottish Secretary,
warned "the only person smiling after that passage in Jeremy's speech would
have been Nigel Farage".
SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon also accused
Labour of sounding like Ukip after Mr Corbyn described foreign nationals as
"cheap" workers. ...
The fierce criticism came after Mr Corbyn's
speech to the Scottish Labour conference on Friday was viewed as a
significant shift to a Eurosceptic stance.
The Labour leader
claimed Brexit would deliver the benefit of preventing firms "importing
cheap labour" to undercut the wages of UK workers.
Diversity Scout Association
Scouts to rebrand because current fleur-de-lis logo is 'old-fashioned'
Daily Telegraph, 10 March 2018.
The Scout Association is to rebrand its old logo having decided
that the current fleur-de-lis is "old-fashioned" and "means little" to a
In a blog post published on Friday UK Chief
Commissioner Tim Kidd said the "current, highly traditional Fleur-de-lis"
is outdated and seems "from another time". ...
Mr Kidd added that
its new look was particularly popular with mothers and with parents from
black and minority ethnic communities, who said they would be 44 per cent
more likely to volunteer and 69 per cent more likely to send their children
"That's potentially a huge step forward for us as a
movement committed to inclusivity," he said.
Just one in ten asylum seekers who come to Britain are sent back to the country they first arrived in due to 'completely useless' EU rules
Daily Mail, 9
Britain is benefiting 'very little' from a Brussels deal to send
asylum-seekers back to the country where they first set foot in Europe.
A damning report says the rules known as the Dublin Regulation are
'virtually useless' amid concerns that other members of the bloc are
Migrants are supposed to claim asylum in the
first member state they arrive in. Those who fail to do so can be returned
there if they later travel on to another EU country.
An analysis by
the Migrationwatch think-tank shows Britain asked its European partners to
take back 4,237 asylum-seekers in 2016 on the grounds they had arrived
elsewhere in Europe. But just 355 were transferred that year fewer
than one in ten.
The figures also reveal that for the whole of 2016
and 2017, only 676 asylum-seekers were sent back to Europe under the rules,
fewer than one a day.
This is despite thousands making their way
here via Calais. Over the same period, the UK accepted 1,019 asylum-seekers
from other countries under the Dublin Regulations.
which campaigns for tighter borders, says the UK is gaining little
advantage from the agreement. ...
In the last year, 26,350 people
claimed asylum in Britain while thousands a month are being detected at
ports on both sides of the Channel, indicating that huge numbers are trying
to sneak in. ...
These regulations have been especially exploited
by France, which claims it is not responsible for migrants coming to the UK
Home Office officials say their hands are tied if a
country refuses to take back asylum-seekers as it is difficult to establish
exactly where an individual first arrived in Europe. EU countries have also
been accused of failing to fingerprint stowaways they seize at their border
so the asylum problem passes onto other countries.
convention, any country which fingerprints an immigrant has to take
responsibility for them.
Italy's election result shouldn't be a shock. The populist revolution has just begun
The Spectator, 9 March 2018.
But the Italians voted overwhelmingly for populists and, even more
so, populists who are at best sceptical of the European Union. ...
These election results will have come as a grave shock to Justin
Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury. In his new book, Reimagining
Britain, our spiritual guide and leader castigates populism: I hope the
Italians feel suitably chastened. ...
... The liberals, with the
idiotic Welby among them, were immensely cheered by 2017, primarily by the
victory of Emmanuel Macron in the French presidential elections, but also
by the failure of Geert Wilders to make much of a dent in the Dutch
elections, as well as the bloody nose afforded to Theresa May in June of
But this ignores the fact that three of the leading
candidates who contested the French elections were avowedly populist, even
if the eventual winner was merely faux-populist. It ignores the fact that
in the Dutch elections the establishment liberals were once again
An opinion poll back in October suggested that 60
per cent of Italians wanted very tough restrictions on immigration into
their country. That is absolutely in line with other opinion polls across
Europe. It is remarkable that Europe's liberal elite has not grasped this
fact; even if Merkel has of late. The people of Europe do not want any more
immigration on the scale we have seen in the past five years. That is the
principal reason they are voting for populist leaders and why they will
continue to do so.
Christian refugee returns to Syria because Europe is flooded with ISIS supporters
Voice of Europe, 9 March 2018.
Spiro Haddad is a Christian refugee who returned to Syria from
Austria. In an interview with a German TV broadcaster in Syria, he tells
how his life was in danger in Austria and why he made the decision to
Haddad says he reached Austria by spending 3,000 on
smugglers. At first he wanted to stay there, but he changed his mind after
he saw how many refugees pledged to terrorist groups like Al-Nusra and
As a Christian he didn't feel safe among them in Austria and
he had to keep his faith a secret or it could cost him his life. Haddad
says extremists wanted to change churches into mosques and he had to talk
like them to survive.
After he contacted the Austrian authorities
about it, they didn't take him seriously. That was the moment he decided to
leave and now he lives in Syria again.
Haddad warns Europe and says
"it's not good that Europe is open to all". "ISIS and Al-Nusra want to
destroy everything, even with you. If you do not understand that, I'm
pessimistic for the future of Europe," he says.
Population pressure schools
Class sizes increase at nearly two thirds of secondary schools in the past two years as teachers feel the impact of a baby boom
Daily Mail, 8 March
Almost two-thirds of secondary schools have increased their class
sizes in the past two years amid a growing crisis over places, union
leaders say today.
A survey by three major teaching unions suggests
62 per cent of schools have had to expand classes from 2014/15 to 2016/17.
Today's research was conducted by the National Education Union,
National Association of Head Teachers, the schools leaders' union ASCL and
three other non-teaching unions. ...
It is estimated there will be
an extra 540,000 more secondary school pupils by 2025, up 19 per cent.
Around 65,000 more youngsters are expected to join secondary schools this
Parsons Green bomb suspect admitted being 'trained to kill' by Islamic State, court hears
Daily Telegraph, 8 March 2018.
The man accused of planting the Parsons Green Tube bomb was
"trained on how to kill" by Islamic State, a court has heard.
asylum seeker Ahmed Hassan, 18, who came to Britain illegally in the back
of lorry in 2015, told immigration officials that he had been forced to
join IS after they threatened to kill members of his family.
Interviewed at an immigration centre in Croydon in January 2016, Mr
Hassan, said: "They trained us how to kill. It was all religious based."
He said he had trained alongside around 1,000 other fighters in
Iraq and would spend three or four hours a day in the mosque. ...
Hassan arrived in Britain in the back of a lorry via the Channel
Tunnel in October 2015. He had no identity documents and claimed asylum,
saying he was born in June 1999.
Is it now a thoughtcrime to hate Islam?
Spiked, 8 March 2018.
Is it a crime now to be hostile to the Muslim faith? Reading some
of the media reporting of the jailing yesterday of Britain First leaders
Jayda Fransen and Paul Golding for religiously aggravated harassment, it
would seem so. Fransen and Golding were sentenced to 36 weeks and 18 weeks
respectively at Folkestone Magistrates' Court for a leafleting and
online-video campaign in which, among other things, they yelled at Muslims
going about their daily business in Kent, wrongly accused some people of
being suspects in a Kent gang-rape case involving Muslim migrants, and
caused distress to young people, young Muslims, who witnessed their
behaviour. Horrible. Media reports inform us that they have now been
imprisoned because, in the words of the judge, 'they "demonstrated
hostility" to Muslims and the Muslim faith'.
to the Muslim faith? Our response to that should be: so what? In a free
country, you should be perfectly at liberty to 'demonstrate hostility' to
the Muslim faith. And any other religion, or creed, or god, or ideology.
Indeed, the right not to believe, the right to blaspheme, the right to
'demonstrate hostility' to religion, are hard-won liberties. People died
for this. The fact that the media this morning including the
Telegraph, the Guardian and the BBC are all using the
exact same formulation of 'demonstrated hostility to Muslims and the Muslim
faith' to describe why Fransen and Golding are going to jail, and the fact
that this isn't ringing any alarm bells in public discussion, is a
terrifying indicator of how thoroughly we now accept that people's views on
religion ought to be a matter for state control and possibly state
The judge's actual words were that Fransen and Golding
had 'demonstrated hostility' to 'people of the Muslim faith' in their
harassing, obsessive campaign around that Kent rape case. That is, to
Muslims. But it is not surprising in the least that the media have reported
this as 'hostility to the Muslim faith', nor that much of the media think
it is acceptable to punish people for demonstrating such hostility, because
the trial absolutely was concerned with Fransen's and Golding's
views on Islam. That is clear from the fact that they were convicted of
'religiously aggravated harassment'. That is, they weren't merely punished
for harassing people. They were also punished for what they were thinking
as they harassed these people, in essence for what they believe:
that Islam is bad and Muslims are dangerous. They weren't only punished for
what they did but also for what they thought. There's a word for that:
Crime EU citizens
EU citizens in Bristol will use 'tick-box' to say if they are criminals or not
Bristol Post, 7 March 2018.
Home Office officials have confirmed to a Bristol MP that EU
citizens wanting to secure permanent status after Brexit will use a
"self-declaratory tick-box" to state whether they are criminals.
part of the divorce deal with Brussels, the Government will allow EU
citizens who have lived in the UK for more than five years by the Brexit
deadline to be able to register with the Home Office, giving them the same
access rights as British citizens to healthcare, education and other
Those who have not lived in the country for five years
will be able to register once they reach that milestone, as long as they
moved to the UK before March 29, 2019.
But as part of the
registration process, ministers confirmed to Bristol North West MP Darren
Jones that no criminal record checks will be conducted into whether any of
the three million EU citizens currently residing in the UK had previously
committed crimes elsewhere. ...
EU nationals registering with the
Home Office online will instead be asked to "make a declaration" about
whether they have been convicted of a crime in the past, the European
Scrutiny Committee was told last week.
... Glyn Williams, director
general of the Border Immigration and Citizenship System at the Home
Mr Williams confirmed full criminal record checks would
not take place for every application.
"They will not have to go to
the Disclosure and Barring Service," said the senior civil servant.
"They will be asked as part of the application process to make a
declaration, and the Home Office will run checks against its own and police
Tory minister Ms Nokes, answering a later question,
said the Government was not ruling out including free movement of labour as
part of a possible free trade with the EU.
She said the "movement
of labour with EU countries" was "absolutely part of the negotiations".
The cauliflower-picking robot funded by the EU that is set to replace migrant workers for short-staffed farmers in Cornwall
MailOnline, 7 March 2018.
The vegetables you eat with your Sunday roast may soon be picked by
Farmers in Cornwall are testing a machine invented using
European funding that picks cauliflowers from the field without bruising
The GummiArm robot is believed to be a answer to any
migrant staff shortages that may arise when the UK leaves the EU.
The robotic cauliflower-picking arm is the work of Dr Martin
Stoelen at the University of Plymouth. ...
harvest fields all at once, in a practice known as slaughter harvesting.
But this method leads to up to 60 per cent of the crop being
wasted, because it is either wonky or inedible. ...
said: 'Harvesting costs can be up to 40 per cent of the costs of production
of brassicas and skilled labour to do the harvesting is getting
increasingly difficult to obtain, especially with Brexit fast approaching.
'In a very competitive market place where our customers demand
cheap food, the cost of harvesting is continually rising.
harvesting has the potential to increase productivity and control the
Immigration: Who should we let in after Brexit?
BBC, 7 March 2018.
Amidst all the talk about Brexit - about borders and about trade -
ministers have said almost nothing about how immigration will be controlled
after the UK leaves the EU. They have not yet come up with the answer to a
fundamental question - who should we let in?
The promise to take
back control of our borders was the headline of the leave campaign. Yet
almost two years on, there has been little public debate about how that
will be done, or what our immigration system should look like once free
movement of EU citizens in and out of Britain has ended.
Office originally promised to publish its plans for a new immigration
policy before Christmas. Then it said the spring. Now ministers say it'll
be in the autumn. ...
Why the delay? Very likely it's because
they're caught in the middle, between the demands of British business and
the expectations of many of the voters who backed Brexit.
is now mounting on Theresa May from a growing number of businesses who fear
that they will not be able to find the workers they need after we leave the
But the Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott told me that the
government's target was "completely bogus". She says, "it's just a way of
the Tories talking an anti-immigrant narrative".
When asked twice
whether immigration could go up under Labour, she did not rule it out.
"We can't say what is going to happen to levels of migration,
because migration flows are subject to all sorts of international
pressures. With increased emphasis on training and skills, the need for
people's specific skills from overseas may well decline." ...
thought the Cabinet has had only one high-level discussion about
immigration recently, and it is said to have argued about whether
preference should in future be given to workers from the EU - Poles,
Spanish and French - or whether there should be a level playing field for
immigrants wherever they come from.
Brexiteers like Jacob Rees Mogg
back the latter approach.
"I can see no reason to give preference
to people from the EU after we've left. Why should we discriminate against
our Commonwealth friends, against our American friends, the very large
Indian population in this country? Surely we should prioritise members of
their family against people from the EU with whom we have no connection?"
But this is one more subject that looks set to get included in
those endless complex Brexit negotiations. The more trade we want, the more
open our borders may have to be.
One well-placed source told me
that the first thing countries want to export is their people. That,
incidentally, applies to India or China as well. ...
The truth is
the debate on immigration has scarcely begun.
Population pressure housing
Hesitant housing reforms 'lack ambition'
David Coleman, Professor emeritus of demography, University of Oxford
The Times, 7 March 2018.
[Letter to the Editor]
It is certainly true that in the short and medium term many more
homes must be built for those in need, and at a moderate price. But we will
get nowhere until we consider where demand is coming from and do something
More than three quarters of additional new households in
recent years have been headed by people born abroad. Unless that inflow,
which adds about a quarter of a million people to the population every
year, is moderated we shall remain trapped on a housebuilding treadmill.
Perhaps those employers who press so hard for the freedom to
recruit immigrant workers should be required to provide the housing for
Gorgeous Portraits Show Britain's Diverse Future
Buzzfeed, 7 March 2018.
Photographer Olivia Arthur's newest series "Children of Europe"
looks ahead to the future of Britain, beyond Brexit and through the current
debates over identity and immigration. ...
"I see this as the
beginning of something, looking at the way that our society is changing in
the UK and our national identity crisis. This is part of a bigger picture
and how the country is going to change. I'd love to follow up with these
kids in 10 years' time and see how many are still in Glasgow."
the UK there are certain areas where people get sent, Glasgow is one of
those. I was amazed by the huge range of nationalities that I met. I'd like
to see what life is like for refugees living in rural areas where
integration is even harder."
Arthur worked with a nongovernment
organization out of Glasgow to connect with many of the families, and plans
to continue the project in different areas around the UK.
Immigration abroad Berlin, Germany
Hatred against Germans is increasing in Berlin, says city's interior minister
The Local [Germany], 7 March 2018.
Andreas Geisel, Berlin's interior minister, said on Wednesday that
hatred towards Germans was on the rise in the capital, but cautioned that
it was still far from the norm.
"I have heard that [reports of
hatred against Germans]. It is not the norm but it is becoming more common
- to keep quiet about it would be wrong," Geisel told daily newspaper
"What can we do about it? It is clear that we need to
intensify our efforts to integrate people. That includes German and ethics
courses for refugees, optimally for all of them," the Social Democrat
The interior minister was responding to a long report
published by Tagesspiegel on Tuesday which asked whether Berlin was
becoming "a place of fear."
The newspaper reported on the
individual experiences of various Berliners who had contacted the newspaper
to argue that the city was becoming a place of "increased aggression and
and an intensified feeling of fear. And this feeling has something to do
with the arrival of refugees."
Tagesspiegel spoke to Berliners from
several walks of life - including refugee helpers - who spoke of their
growing sense of insecurity.
Munroe Bergdorf: L'Oreal model resigns from Labour party LGBT+ board
Independent, 6 March 2018.
A transgender former L'Oreal Paris model who was sacked by the
cosmetics giant for her comments about systemic racism has stepped down
from her position on a Labour advisory panel for LGBT+ issues.
Munroe Bergdorf was asked to sit on an LGBT+ advisory board by
Labour frontbencher and shadow equalities minister Dawn Butler.
Bergdorf said "endless attacks" on her character by the "right wing
press" and vitriolic abuse on social media had forced her to resign from
Hundreds of foreign criminals waiting to be deported fall off the radar: Home Office loses track of 500 offenders after they are let out of prison
Mail, 5 March 2018.
The Home Office has lost track of hundreds of dangerous foreign
criminals awaiting deportation from Britain.
Instead of being
locked up until they are thrown out of the UK, the offenders, including
rapists, robbers and paedophiles, vanished after being let out of prison.
Immigration chiefs lost track of the foreign national offenders
(FNOs) after they completed their sentences and were released into the
community meaning they could still pose a threat.
obtained using freedom of information laws revealed that 494 criminals
absconded between January 2014 and March 2016.
As of last month,
211 were still missing up to four years after contact with officials
However, the numbers could be even higher.
November, a report by David Bolt, chief inspector of borders and
immigration, found that in April last year 753 FNOs were missing after
being freed from jail.
Guidelines say offenders who complete
sentences should be detained only if there is a realistic prospect of
deporting them immediately. ...
Offenders are recorded as
absconders if their whereabouts are unknown and attempts to re-establish
contact have failed.
Figures just released by the Home Office
after it spent nearly two years trying to wriggle out of publishing
them revealed that 169 FNOs absconded in 2014, followed by 250 in
2015, and 75 in the first three months of 2016.
Of the total, 196
men and at least 15 women had not been found by February 9 this year.
Foreign criminals with convictions for violence, rape and other
sexual crimes, fraud, money laundering, possession of weapons, burglary and
forgery were among those missing. ...
Mr Bolt's report warned that
there was 'little evidence' effective action was being taken to find the
vast bulk of absconders FNOs can fail to attend meetings up to 19
times before the alarm is raised.
A third of planned removals of
criminals failed 7,772 out of 24,289 dating back to 2014-15. ...
The Home Office said more than 41,000 foreign offenders have been
removed from the UK since 2010, including a record 6,346 in 2016-17.
Immigration abroad Australia
Housing report says migration may need to be cut to preserve quality of life
The Guardian, 5 March 2018.
One of Australia's most respected thinktanks has weighed into the
population growth debate, saying the federal government needs to develop an
explicit population policy that defines the "appropriate" level of
migration, and it may need to reduce the migrant intake to improve
But it says the Turnbull government needs to take
seriously the degree to which major cities, particularly Sydney and
Melbourne, are struggling to cope with high population growth.
says if state governments continue to fail to increase the supply of
housing and infrastructure necessary to keep pace with rapid population
growth, then the federal government may have to reduce the migrant intake
so the quality of life of residents in New South Wales and Victoria
and other states does not get worse. ...
House prices have
more than doubled in real terms over the past 20 years, with the strains
most acute in Sydney and Melbourne. Since 2012, house prices have risen 50%
in Melbourne and 70% in Sydney.
Politics Liberal Democrats
Migration and the liberal dilemma
Lord William Wallace
Liberal Democrat Voice, 5 March 2018.
[Lord Wallace of Saltaire is a Liberal Democrat member of the House of Lords]
The Spring conference will be discussing migration policy in
Southport, on the basis of a carefully-written consultation paper. This is
a particularly difficult topic for Liberals. Almost all of us would prefer
to live in a world in which borders were open, and immigrants and refugees
were welcomed. But global population growth, combined with state collapse,
civil conflict and climate change, are combining to create a rising flow of
migrants driven both by political disorder and economic deprivation
towards the safe and prosperous countries of Western Europe. Many of
them are trafficked on their way, maltreated as they struggle to escape
danger and better their lives. How can we respond without abandoning our
liberal values? ...
What Migration Watch and Brexit Central don't
say is that the longer-term challenge we face is from immigration from
outside Europe and that it's a challenge that we can only manage in
collaboration with our continental neighbours. The population of Africa has
doubled (to 1.2 billion) in the past 30 years, and continues to grow at
over 30 million a year; weak states, conflict and drought all drive
desperate efforts to escape across the Mediterranean. The Middle East and
South Asia also have high rates of population increase, water shortages,
and governments failing to provide stability and economic growth. ...
That level of pressure makes the consultation's objective of a
'fair and humane' response to migrants (many of whom will be refugees from
intolerable local circumstances) almost impossible: numbers count, and
large numbers of incomers are difficult to absorb without weakening social
cohesion and straining resources. An enlightened response to this must
include active support for women's rights and education in these regions
the surest way to slow population growth, amongst other advantages.
Development policy, and defence policy, need to focus (with European
partners) on the delicate tasks of building stable and effective
governance, and sustainable economies, in Africa and West and South Asia,
to enable their population to flourish there.
paper rightly notes the weaknesses of the UK Border Force its
numbers cut in recent years and of Home Office management of
immigration. It does not directly address the awkward question that the
UK's lack of a population register or some form of identity
registration makes the task of assuring that all those living within
our borders are entitled to do so extremely difficult. That's another
uncomfortable issue for Liberals (me included). ...
I don't have
answers to these dilemmas. And I recognise that the British public, to whom
we wish to appeal, are at best wavering liberals on this.
Immigration abroad multiculturalism, crime, Germany
Angela Merkel's real legacy is the lawless no-go areas that police fear to patrol where half of the locals have foreign roots and the German tongue is a rarity
Daily Mail, 5 March 2018.
Half the 20,000 residents in this suburb have foreign roots, many
arriving thanks to a border-free EU and German chancellor Angela Merkel's
offer of welcome to the world's refugees.
The outcome of Europe's
biggest migration crisis since the Second World war has been disastrous for
Many of the newcomers are jobless and so rely on state
benefits, and hang around with nothing worthwhile to do.
police report says the streets are controlled by drug dealers and robbers
who 'view crime as their leisure activity'.
As for the Germans who
remain here, some are frightened to go out after dark because of 'conflicts
between foreigners', claiming that tram journeys through the area in the
evenings are 'nightmarish'. ...
'This is a dangerous place that Mrs
Merkel has tried hard to forget.'
That was until last week, when
she conceded for the first time that areas like Marxloh had become lawless
no-go areas where locals, and even police, fear to tread.
the end of her career if she failed to stitch together a loveless 'grand
coalition' of political opposites, the 'no-go' admission was a dramatic
climbdown for the German leader, who has welcomed more than a million new
faces to her country in three years, while irritating an increasingly
sceptical German public with the mantra 'We can do it'. ...
Arabic music floats out into the air from shoddy apartment blocks, there
are wild gatherings of Roma with cans of lager, and flash cars with young
men at the wheel suddenly zoom into sight and roar away again.
Marxloh is one of 40 problem areas cited in the German media as
struggling to cope with large migrant concentrations, urban decay, high
unemployment and chronic welfare dependency, which have become, they claim,
'incubators for anarchy' as well as drug-dealing and crime.
article called 'Ghetto Report Germany' the respected newspaper Bild
which described those 40 areas labelled them as parallel societies,
no-go areas and 'burgeoning ghettos'.
Official police reports given
to another respected newspaper, Der Spiegel, said spiralling levels of
violence in Marxloh (and other places like it) show officers are losing
control, and public order 'cannot be guaranteed over the long term'.
'There are districts where immigrant gangs are taking over streets
for themselves,' said the resulting account in Der Spiegel.
residents and business people are being intimidated and silenced.
Policemen, and especially policewomen, are particular victims of a high
level of aggression and disrespect.'
It doesn't sound like the
Germany of old. Marxloh, a 20-minute tram ride away from central Duisburg
in western Germany, used to be a place for German families to visit on a
Saturday afternoon for shopping, a picnic in the park, or a coffee and beer
at the pavement cafes.
Not many outsiders visit here now, or dare
According to the locals, Marxloh's streets serve as
boundaries between ethnic gangs guarding their drug-dealing turf. One is
called 'Kurdish road', another 'Romanian Road'.
Praised asylum activist came face to face with Muslim behavior wants to stop Islam
Free West Media, 5 March 2018.
After witnessing a female aid worker being dragged by her hair to a
toilet by so-called refugees, and herself being attacked five times by Arab
men, the celebrated asylum activist gave up. /.../ Filled with regret, she
is now fighting for a Europe free from Islam. "I have been forced to
realize that the Muslims despise us, and that is something that won't
change. The hatred is too strong", she says.
It's not one isolated
incident. It's not one rotten egg. It's time and again facing the same kind
of contempt from Muslim asylum seekers, that made well-known asylum
activist Rebecca Sommer understand that Islam is a political ideology for
ruling nations. ...
Rebecca Sommer is a well-known German asylum
activist, and a familiar face in German media. Among other actions, she
created an organization with 300 members which welcomed asylum seekers
during the migrant crisis in 2015-2016. She is also an artist and
film-maker whose works were repeatedly praised in leftist media all over
the world until she recently shocked mainstream journalists across
the globe. ...
It is her personal experience that has led to her
political U-turn. After years of working with Muslim asylum seekers she has
realized that their attitude is completely different from what she first
... They view themselves as superior, they laugh at
European men and think western women are whores. And the more we adapt to
them, the more convinced they become that they are right.
she has not changed her opinions on human rights. She is still a deeply
engaged activist, and considers herself a "world citizen". She has helped
people in Central America and Asia, as well as tribes in Africa. But after
meeting the Arab men, who during the migrant storm flooded Europe, claiming
to be refugees fleeing for their lives, she has had to "make an exception
in her humanism". She emphasizes that that she doesn't think that all
Muslims are bad, only "most of them".
In this interview she tells
about the painful awakening, the incidents that changed her mind, and her
fight to warn Europe about islamization and mass-immigration things
she used to welcome. "We wanted to get to know them and we did". ...
In what way is that a problem?
I am a human
rights activist and I still want to help refugees. My problem is Islam, and
people who are brainwashed by this ideology. It is called a religion, but
it is really a political ideology to rule over nations, in which they
[Muslims] are seen as higher beings, and we as lower. I have always known
that it's a different culture, but I thought that they, just like the rest
of us, can change their values and ideas when met with hospitality. But
through the years I've learned that apart from very few individuals,
they're impossible to change. In most of them "the hijab in the head" is
impossible to remove.
Integration is doing the exact opposite to
what people imagine Muslims are often open and humble in the
beginning, but later turn dominant and arrogant when they start feeling
safe and at home.
Immigration abroad illegal immigration, Italy
Italian election: Italy's Trump Matteo Salvini IS serious about migrant crackdown - expert
Sunday Express, 4 March 2018.
Matteo Salvini - regarded by many as Italy's answer to Donald Trump
- is serious in his statement he wants to deport 500,000 immigrants living
in the country illegally, a top expert in Italian politics has said in the
run-up to Sunday's general election. ...
Professor Nicola Chelotti said while it was difficult to put an accurate
figure on the number of illegal immigrants living in Italy, the 500,000
figure was "roughly accurate", with another 5.4 million overseas nationals
living there legally, plus 200,000 more who are classified as asylum
Deporting asylum seekers would be difficult for Mr
Salvini, given Italy would need to tear up treaties with the EU in order to
do so, said Mr Chelotti.
However, he suggested Mr Salvini might
have more success when it came to the people living in the country
He said: "Italy has experienced in the last few years
quite a dramatic increase of economic (or illegal) immigrants, especially
from the sub-Saharan continent.
Immigration abroad violence, Sweden
Hand Grenades and Gang Violence Rattle Sweden's Middle Class
Ellen Barry and Christina Anderson
New York Times, 4 March 2018.
Manufactured in great numbers for the Yugoslav national army, and
then seized by paramilitaries during the civil war in the 1990s, the
grenades are packed with plastic explosives and 3,000 steel balls, well
suited for attacks on enemy trenches and bunkers. ...
a faraway, long-ago war are flowing into immigrant neighborhoods here,
puncturing Swedes' sense of confidence and security. The country's murder
rate remains low, by American standards, and violent crime is stable or
dropping in many places. But gang-related assaults and shootings are
becoming more frequent, and the number of neighborhoods categorized by the
police as "marred by crime, social unrest and insecurity" is rising. ...
Part of the reason is that Sweden's gang violence, long contained
within low-income suburbs, has begun to spill out. In large cities,
hospitals report armed confrontations in emergency rooms, and school
administrators say threats and weapons have become commonplace. Last week
two men from Uppsala, both in their 20s, were arrested on charges of
throwing grenades at the home of a bank employee who investigates fraud
The influx of heavy weapons has caught Sweden's criminal
justice systems unprepared.
... The police are struggling to gather
information in immigrant neighborhoods, and clearance rates for gun
homicide cases have fallen steadily since the 1990s. ...
odd," said Manne Gerell, a lecturer in criminology at Malmo University. "I
don't know of any Western country with a similar use of hand grenades. Our
hypothesis is that they are used to send a message. Not so much as a
weapon, as a tool for intimidation. You don't need perfect aim. You are not
trying to kill a particular person." ...
"Crime is increasing and
increasing, and they aren't doing anything about it," Mr. Garrido said.
"It's denial. Swedes are very good people and they want to change the
world. They want the rest of the world to be like Sweden. And the reality
is that it's completely different."
Population pressure housing
Councils warned to meet homes targets or lose planning powers
BBC, 4 March 2018.
Councils in England could be stripped of planning powers if not
enough homes are being built in their areas, Housing Secretary Sajid Javid
Mr Javid told the Sunday Times he would be "breathing
down" the necks of local authorities to ensure building targets, set by the
government, are met.
Theresa May, who will unveil the plans on
Monday, told the BBC the level of house building was a "real problem". ...
On Monday, the government will announce an overhaul of planning
rules in an attempt to increase the rate of house building in England. ...
Mr Javid also revealed plans to build up to five new towns between
Oxford and Cambridge.
Multiculturalism university courses
University ditches course on the British countryside after claiming black and ethnic minority students are 'less likely to visit rural areas'
Sunday, 4 March 2018.
A university has ditched a degree course on rural Britain because
it says black and ethnic minority students are 'less likely' to visit the
Academics feared their teaching 'normalised
white experiences', while 'disadvantaged' undergraduates from other
backgrounds struggled to grasp concepts such as the 'rural idyll' so
scored lower grades.
Undergraduates now study rural areas around
the world, with an emphasis on Africa and Asia, so teenagers from ethnic
minorities can 'more readily see themselves and their backgrounds'
Kingston University is the latest institution to try
to boost 'diversity' while 'decolonising' their degrees amid criticism they
are too white and Western.
The Mail on Sunday last year revealed
that activists at the School of Oriental and African Studies were calling
for more African and Asian philosophers to be taught at the expense of
white, European thinkers.
But critics said universities were
pandering to 'political correctness' and were 'stupid' if they let down
students by dumbing down degrees.
Immigration abroad Italy
Former Minister: Italy Must Be Guided in Its 'Change of Population' Due to Immigration
Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
Breitbart, 3 March 2018.
Prior to Italian national elections, the country's first black
cabinet minister told Swiss radio that due to massive immigration, Italy
needs to be guided in "the change in the composition of the population"
that is the fruit of immigration.
An immigrant herself from the
African nation of Congo and Italy's former minister for integration,
Cécile Kyenge said the present situation in Italy is "surreal"
because of the level of hostility toward immigration found among several
political parties. ...
She also said that "racism exists" and Italy
needs to be "guided in this change, I can say, this change of population,
the change in the composition of the population" brought about by
In 2017, Italy had more than five million
foreigners living as residents, a growth of 25 percent above 2012 levels
and a remarkable 270 percent above 2002. At that time, foreigners made up
just 2.38 percent of the population, while fifteen years later, the figure
has nearly trebled to 8.33 percent of the population.
Employment wages, racism, politics
Memo to Jericho: Lower UK immigration boosts wages
Leith van Onselen
Macrobusiness, 2 March 2018.
Back in November, Robert Skidelsky, Professor Emeritus of Political
Economy at Warwick University, penned an excellent article in Project
Syndicate which, among other things, explained why never-ending mass
immigration pushes down wages growth: ...
This analysis followed
an empirical study by the Bank of England, which found that
immigration into the UK had pulled down average wages: ...
the above analysis in mind, The Telegraph in January reported that
UK wages were expected to lift following curbs on immigration, which have
tightened the labour market: ...
And now, the Financial
Times has reported that UK wages are finally rising as employers try to
fill so-called labour shortages ...
More from Bloomberg:
It is basic economics that if you stem the flow of foreign
workers, then workers' bargaining power will increase. This was explained
beautifully by The Australia Institute's chief economist, Richard
Denniss, last year when he noted that the very purpose of foreign worker
visas is to "suppress wage growth by allowing employers to recruit from
a global pool of labour to compete with Australian workers". That is,
in a normal functioning labour market, "when demand for workers rises,
employers would need to bid against each other for the available scarce
talent". But this mechanism has been bypassed by enabling employers to
recruit labour globally. "It is only in recent years that the wage rises
that accompany the normal functioning of the labour market have been
rebranded as a 'skills shortage'".
Sadly, Australian economic
commentators like The Guardian's Greg Jericho cannot bring
themselves to even acknowledge these basic facts when discussing wages,
because to do so would somehow be 'racist':
because there are many desperate to hate must be treated with
extreme care by politicians and journalists, and certainly with more care
than Abbott seems capable. The inherently racist parties will seek to use
any discussion and any seeming evidence of the negative impact of migrants
as fuel to burn their fires of hate.When will the Fake Left
(including Labor and The Greens) stand up for ordinary Australian workers
and commit to lowering Australia's reckless 'Big Australia' immigration
program, which is not only lowering workers' wages but also raising their
cost of living via housing as well?
It's precisely because of the
Fake Left's failure to rationally discuss immigration that ordinary
Australians are being pushed to "the inherently racist parties" that
Jericho hates so much.
The word 'extremist' has lost all meaning
The Spectator, 3 March 2018.
You might be said to have extremist views if you object to same sex
marriages or gay adoptions, or if you think we should halt immigration. By
the same token, an opinion poll published last year revealed that almost 40
per cent of the population think it is extremist to believe that global
warming is happening and 36 per cent think it extremist to hope that
Britain leaves the EU. In other words, 'extremism' has simply become one of
those words which has lost almost all of its meaning and is used simply as
an insult to hurl at one's opponents. /.../ We should be clear about the
need to treat Islam as a singularity, given the very singular threat it
poses both to our country and indeed to the rest of the world, a creed we
have imported and with which we are not entirely comfortable, rather than
packaging it up with stuff which deluded and self-flagellating white
liberal bien-pensants can call 'extremist'.
Immigration abroad emigration, South Africa
Thousands Sign Petition Asking Trump to Let White Farmers in South Africa Migrate to U.S. After Country Votes to Force Them Off Land
Chantal Da Silva
More than 10,500 people have signed a petition asking President
Donald Trump to let white people in South Africa emigrate to the U.S. after
the country voted to strip white farmers of their land without
The petition calls on the U.S. leader to "take the
steps necessary to initiate an emergency immigration plan allowing white
Boers to come to the United States." Boer is the term used to describe
South Africans of Dutch, German or Huguenot descent, who are also commonly
referred to as Afrikaners.
The petition suggests that Trump should
stop admitting refugees from Somalia and the Middle East, claiming they
"cannot be properly vetted," and allow white South Africans into the
country instead. They "can be easily vetted and also possess skills that
make them compatible with our culture and civilization," the petition says.
A similar petition, calling on European Union President Jean-Claude
Juncker, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Theresa
May to allow white South Africans into EU countries, has gained nearly
South Africa's parliament voted to remove white
South African farmers from their land in a landmark vote on Tuesday. In
addition, the country's constitution could be amended to allow for the
confiscation of white-owned land without any offer of compensation.
Lawmakers voted overwhelmingly in favor of seeing land stripped
from white farm owners, with the motion passing 241-83, according to
Julius Malema, the leader of the Economic Freedom
Fighters opposition party, introduced the motion. He said the time for
reconciliation in South Africa "is over," News.com.au reported. "Now is the
time for justice," he said, adding, "We must ensure that we restore the
dignity of our people without compensating the criminals who stole our
Malema has been a strong supporter of confiscating land from
white farmers, saying in 2016 he was "not calling for the slaughter of
white people at least for now."
The creators of the petition
demanding that Trump admit white South Africans into the U.S. as refugees
claim that the "increasing murder rate, along with the campaign to
dispossess whites of their history, culture, farms, property and jobs, will
inevitably lead to a complete genocide of South Africa's white population"
if the U.S. does not "intercede."
Immigration abroad Czech Republic
New Czech PM Stands Firm Against Migrant Quotas: No Way Will Brussels Dictate Who Lives Here
Breitbart, 2 March 2018.
Andrej Babiš has said there is 'no way' the Czech Republic
will agree to Brussels' demand that the nation accept a quota of migrants
from the third world.
Speaking in the country's parliament on
Thursday, the recently elected Czech Prime Minister slammed the European
Union's (EU) mandatory quota scheme as "ineffective" and divisive.
"It is certain that we will not accept anyone, and we are
fundamentally against anyone dictating to us who should live and work in
our country," local media reported him saying.
"We consider it
absurd that the European Commission sues us for something that is
nonsense," Babiš added, regarding the EU's decision to sue the Czech
Republic alongside Poland and Hungary over their refusal to take part in
the quota scheme.
Crime fraud, medicine
Hospital trust which hired rogue surgeon in huge pay-out to families of five dead patients
Birmingham Mail, 2 March 2018.
A hospital trust which employed rogue surgeon Sudip Sarker has paid
huge compensation settlements to families of FIVE of his patients who later
The crooked consultant was jailed for six years earlier this
month for fabricating his surgical experience to land a key role at the
Alexandra Hospital in Redditch.
Cash-strapped Worcestershire Acute
Hospitals NHS Trust previously confirmed to the Birmingham Mail that it had
paid damages to 19 of his patients, totalling £1,970,574.
the Mail has discovered that five of those patients had died after surgery
involving Sudip Sarker with their families understood to have
received six-figure settlements for clinical negligence. ...
Sarker was convicted of fraud after a trial at Worcester Crown
Court. A jury heard he had lied about his medical experience to land a
£100,000-a-year job as a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon after being
interviewed by a selection panel at the trust. ...
Yet the Trust
only went public by launching a helpline for patients in June 2013
after the Birmingham Mail exposed the scandal.
Immigration EU citizens
EU nationals who arrive in Britain after Brexit are offered the chance to stay for good if they live here for five years, Home Office says despite May's promise to end free
MailOnline, 1 March 2018.
EU nationals who move to Britain under after Brexit will be allowed
to apply for permanent rights to stay, the Home Office proposed today.
Brussels has demanded free movement rules continue to apply in
Britain during the transition period after Brexit takes place in March
2019, even after the EU laws implementing them are scrapped.
Britain has insisted those who arrive after Brexit will not be
allowed to claim permanent 'settled status' in the same way as EU nationals
who moved here before the UK leaves the EU.
But a Home Office
policy statement today opened the door to those who arrive in transition
getting 'permanent leave to remain' instead of settled status. The
statement is a negotiating position from Britain and has not been agreed
It means thousands of EU nationals could qualify for the
permanent right to live in Britain even if they arrive after Brexit.
Immigration abroad politics, Italy
Italians aren't fascists. They're angry about immigration
The Spectator, 3 March 2018.
Amid relentless propaganda about Italy being in the grip of
fascism, Italians go to the polls on Sunday. It will be an attempt to
produce their first elected prime minister since 2008, when Silvio
Berlusconi won. Since his resignation in 2011, Italy has had four unelected
Italy's migrant crisis has dominated these elections,
especially after the discovery of the chopped-up remains of an 18-year-old
Italian girl in two suitcases by the side of a road in the picturesque
hilltop city of Macerata in Le Marche. ...
What happened in
Macerata transformed Italy's migrant crisis, already a big factor, into
la questione numero uno of the election campaign, despite massive
efforts inside and outside Italy to use it instead to talk only about
The Italian left and a largely supportive global media
are doing their best to brainwash Italians into thinking that a vote for
the right is a vote for fascism. But neither Italy's right, nor the
Italians, are fascists. What they are is fed up with the floods of illegal
migrants coming into Italy, where they represent what Berlusconi has
described as a 'social bomb about to explode'.
Italians are angry
at the failure of successive governments and of the EU to stop NGOs and the
navies of EU countries picking up migrants just off the Libyan coast and
ferrying them 280 miles to Italy, where they claim asylum or disappear, and
are virtually never deported. This is despite the fact that, as the UN
admits, the overwhelming majority are not refugees but economic migrants.
To win a majority in parliament, a party or coalition must get
at least 40 per cent of the vote. Only the coalition of the right looks to
have any chance of doing so.
This, for a British newspaper like the
Guardian, reeks of fascism. The paper has been running hysterical
headlines such as 'Fascism is back in Italy' and 'Italy is being driven
into the arms of fascists'. The New York Times and the BBC have done
... The truth is that fascist parties in Italy attract
minimal support. The most successful CasaPound (named after the
American poet Ezra Pound) is polling at around 2 per cent.
... Yes, Fratelli d'Italia is post-fascist and with 5 per cent of
the vote will win seats (in fact, it has them already), but if it is
fascist then Tony Blair's a commie. Even Italy's left-wing Interior
Minister, Marco Minniti, an ex-communist ergo professional anti-fascist,
admitted in the wake of the Macerata shootings: 'Fascism in Italy is dead
Multiculturalism bias, language, courts of law
Guilty of PC waffle! Top judge tells colleagues to not say 'postman', 'lady' or 'immigrant' in court because it might upset defendants and witnesses
Daily Mail, 1 March 2018.
Judges have been told what they can and cannot say in an effort to
make all those who come before their courts feel they have been treated
They have been banned from using phrases and words
including 'ethnic minority'; 'afro-Caribbean' and 'transsexual'
while a postman should become a 'postal operative'.
guidance for judges and magistrates says real equality means favouring
women and minorities to make up for the disadvantage they suffer.
Part of this equality drive includes a fresh list of terms and
expressions that judges should no longer use. ...
the 422-page Equal Treatment Bench Book is published by the
Judicial College, the body in charge of training judges, which is led by an
Appeal judge, Dame Anne Rafferty.
It is the latest update to
equality rules that were first produced under Tony Blair's Lord Chancellor
Lord Irvine in 1999, and ran into controversy after recommending that the
courts should show leniency to Rastafarians because they regard smoking
cannabis as a religious rite.
'True equal treatment may not always
mean treating everyone in the same way,' the new version says. Fair
treatment, judges are told, means that 'steps can be taken, where
appropriate, to redress any inequality arising from difference or
It quoted a former liberal US Supreme Court
judge, Justice Blackmun, on why people should be treated differently on
race grounds. The US judge said: 'In order to get beyond racism, we must
first take account of race. There is no other way. And in order to treat
some persons equally, we must treat them differently.'
Diversity Ofcom, BBC
BBC audit to ensure gay and black screen talent
The Times, 1 March 2018.
The proportion of gay, ethnic minority and disabled people
appearing on BBC programmes will be assessed by the media regulator Ofcom
for the first time as part of a diversity drive.
The analysis will
cover all genres of programming including drama, comedy, news and current
affairs, with a focus on primetime BBC One and BBC Two schedules. ...
The project represents the first official attempt to evaluate the
on-screen diversity of the national broadcaster.
Immigration abroad repatriation, Germany
Voluntary Repatriation: 10,000 Migrants Joined German Subsidised Deportation Scheme in 2017
Breitbart, 1 March 2018.
Since February of last year, the German Federal government has
allowed failed asylum seekers to voluntarily return to their countries and
receive cash incentives with 10,000 migrants taking part in the scheme.
The scheme allows those who have failed in their asylum
application to receive 800 euros per adult in two separate payments or
1,200 euros for those who chose to go back to their country before their
One of the stipulations to be eligible for the
scheme requires migrants to renounce any claim to dispute their asylum
decision. Legal cases against negative asylum decisions have put enormous
strain on the German court system.
Around 100,000 court cases were
decided last year out of the 273,000 that were filed. Among them, some 44
per cent of the cases were overturned and the migrants were given some form
of asylum status.