Category Archive: European Union

May 16

Russian hacking scare for General Election

A Russian hacking scare is doing the rounds in our newspapers. Just for a change, this time the imaginary target is the UK’s General Election. However, it is not clear what they are supposed to be doing.  Are they firing off tweets?  Did they leak the Labour Manifesto?  Are they planning to flood the count with agents? …

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Apr 07

Missile strike follows Idlib ‘gas attack’

President Trump has launched a missile strike against Syrian airfields.  The pretext is the alleged release of chemical weapons in the town of Khan Sheikhun the rebel-held Syrian Idlib province on Tuesday. According to the BBC, the Pentagon said 59 Tomahawk missiles were fired from Navy destroyers USS Porter and USS Ross.  They say they targeted ‘aircraft, …

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Mar 30

Avaaz – Fake Activist Remoaners

Sir Tim Barrow duly delivered Theresa May’s Article 50 letter to Donald Tusk yesterday.  Meanwhile, the fake ‘grass-roots’ activist group Avaaz was moaning about ‘A day most of us hoped we’d never see’. Just to make sure they spread their catchment net as widely as possible, they claimed ‘And still others of us hoped would …

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Mar 24

Treaty of Rome: signed where and why?

Italian Poster celebrating the Treaty of Rome

European Leaders are gathering in Rome, the Emperor Hadrian’s ‘Eternal City’, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome.  The Treaty was signed on 25th March 1957. The champagne quaffing will however be somewhat tempered by the imminent arrival of That Article 50 Letter.  UK Prime Minister Theresa May is set to start the Brexit process …

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Mar 14

Abortion Bill passes as Tory MPs stand by

Diana Johnson's Abortion Bill passed as Tory MPs stood by

A Parliamentary Abortion Bill to repeal laws against the practice was given a First Reading in the House of Commons yesterday (13th March 2017). The Ten Minute Rule Bill abolishes Sections 58 and 59 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861.  See how that matters here.  (All our links open automatically in a new …

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Feb 20

Merkel says Islam not source of terror

German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses the 2017 Munich Security Conference

Angela Merkel has claimed Islam is not a source of terror, according to the Daily Express. The German Chancellor was speaking at the annual Munich Security Conference yesterday (Sunday 19th February 2017).  Furthermore, Mrs Merkel said the EU has a duty to accept even more refugees. US Vice President Mike Pence and Russian Foreign Minister …

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Feb 09

Article 50 Bill passes House of Commons

The Article 50 Bill, more properly the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill, has passed all its stages in the House of Commons. The SNP tabled a whole raft of amendments at Committee Stage.  Labour tabled some others.  The House voted on some of them and defeated all it voted on. That meant there was no …

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Feb 09

Syrian Christians not welcome in UK

The United Kingdom has let in very few Syrian Christian refugees. UK Christians assumed the Government would favour their brothers and sisters.  But a Christian aid charity says this has not happened. the UK has been ‘out-sourcing’ refugee selection to the UN.  But this has meant a lack of balance in refugee numbers. Out of over …

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