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RSS Guido Fawkes.

  • May Guarantees Rights of EU Citizens From Article 50 Date June 22, 2017
    Back in February Guido told you Theresa May was considering Article 50 day as the cut-off date for EU citizens’ right to remain in the country. Well, tonight May has announced that the 3 million EU citizens in Britain on Article 50 day, March 29, can stay with access to schools, hospitals etc. The final […]
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  • Who Is On Question Time Tonight June 22, 2017
    Yet another Remainer-loaded BBC panel… The post Who Is On Question Time Tonight appeared first on Guido Fawkes.
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  • British Manufacturers’ Order Books At 29 Year High June 22, 2017
    UK manufacturers’ order books are at their highest level since August 1988. A CBI survey of 464 firms found a “broad-based improvement” in 13 out of 17 manufacturing sub-sectors, with food, drink and tobacco and chemicals leading the British-made boom. Meanwhile, export orders rocketed to a 22-year high. CBI Chief Economist Rain Newton-Smith said: “Britain’s […]
    Ross Kempsell
  • Lamb Ends Silence: Not Running June 22, 2017
    Norman Lamb has ended his silence and announced he won’t be running for LibDem leader. Just Cable and Davey left in the running… The post Lamb Ends Silence: Not Running appeared first on Guido Fawkes.
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  • BBC Issues 2 Apologies in 2 Days Over Extremist Group’s Slurs June 22, 2017
    On Tuesday, the BBC was forced to issue an on air apology after Masoud Shadjareh, the head of the Khomeinist IHRC group, called Quilliam’s counter-extremism campaigner Maajid Nawaz a “hate preacher” in an interview: Today the BBC has had to give another apology for Shadjareh describing Spectator journalist Douglas Murray in the same terms: Almost as […]
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  • Daily Mail Rips Into Guardian AND… MailOnline June 22, 2017
    The Daily Mail let rip in a truly epic full page leader by Tom Utley this morning, laying into the Guardian and distancing itself from its own Derry Street stablemate MailOnline. According to the Mail, MailOnline has “a very different worldview“:   “Earlier this week, a Guardian writer attacked the Daily Mail for carrying comments by the controversialist Katie Hopkins. […]
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  • Lutfur Rahman Loses Appeal, Remains Banned from Standing June 22, 2017
    Lutfur Rahman this morning lost the latest stage of his legal bid to overturn a ban barring him from running for office for five years. The former Tower Hamlets mayor – who was removed, banned and ordered to pay £250,000 costs after being found guilty of electoral fraud in 2015 – had asked two high court […]
    Ross Kempsell
  • Crazy Corbynistas Claim Corbyn is Really the Prime Minister June 22, 2017
    As a sign of the ever-widening Corbynista detachment from reality, Jezza’s activist/journalist supporters are spreading the meme that he is in fact the Prime Minister. Guardian writer Abi Wilkinson says: Abi’s mate Sam Kriss, the Vice journalist slash nutty far-left conspiracy theorist, reckons: Liam Young, the New Statesman and Independent blogger and original Jez fanboy-cum-student-activist-journalist, […]
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  • Hammond’s Revealing Today Interview June 22, 2017
    During his Today programme interview this morning Philip Hammond all but confirmed his desire for a three or four year transitional arrangement which wouldn’t see us fully leave the European Union until 2022 or 2023. Perhaps even more revealing was his choice of metaphor: “When you buy a house you don’t move all your stuff […]
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  • Prezza’s Boris BBC Bias Bunkum June 22, 2017
    Here is John Prescott complaining that the BBC has not covered Boris Johnson’s car crash interview conducted by the BBC’s Eddie Mair on BBC Radio 4. You can listen to Boris’ Diane Abbott moment, courtesy of the BBC, below. It is the third-most watched clip on the BBC website this morning. Eddie Mair to a bumbling […]
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  • Arrests as Masked ‘Day of Rage’ Protesters Scuffle With Police June 21, 2017
    Scuffles have taken place between protesters and police outside parliament as the Corbynista ‘Day of Rage’ protests turn unsavoury. Masked demonstrators staged a sit in on the road at Parliament Square, and at least one man who was involved in a physical altercation with a policeman was arrested. The officer was knocked to the ground. […]
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  • May: We Failed Grenfell Victims, I’m Sorry June 21, 2017
    Theresa May admits that the #GrenfellTower fire response was “a failure of the state” and “as Prime Minister I apologise for that failure” pic.twitter.com/e0vy57mbA4 — Sky News (@SkyNews) June 21, 2017 Humility from the PM during a sombre Queen’s Speech debate this afternoon. The post May: We Failed Grenfell Victims, I’m Sorry appeared first on […]
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  • ‘Day of Rage’ Leader Refuses To Disavow Violence June 21, 2017
    The leader of the group behind today’s ‘Day of Rage’ has refused three times to disassociate the protest from violence. Julia Hartley-Brewer interviewed Karen Doyle from the Movement for Justice by Any Means Necessary for Talk Radio; Doyle refused point blank three times to distance the rally from violence to people or property. John McDonnell’s chums clearly didn’t […]
    Ross Kempsell
  • Ed Miliband’s Death Metal Roar June 21, 2017
    Ed Miliband just attempted to sing death-metal on Radio 2, tutored by the lead singer of Napalm Death. You’re welcome. pic.twitter.com/1gnZgSMU9O — Tim Johns (@timoncheese) 21 June 2017 The same Ed Miliband who preached that MPs shouldn’t take second jobs – “we’ve got to remove any suspicion that MPs are working not for their constituents’ […]
    Ross Kempsell
  • Number 10 Chaos: May Has 8 Fewer SpAds Than Pre-Election June 21, 2017
    There is chaos in Downing Street: no hierarchy, little communication, humiliation at the hands of the DUP and an embarrassing exodus of top-ranking staff. Number 10 policy chief John Godfrey, one of May’s more senior aides, is the latest to quit. The full list of Number 10 advisers who have left or are on their […]
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  • Corbyn Refuses to Bow to the Queen June 21, 2017
    As everyone around him nods their head to acknowledge Her Majesty, Corbyn stubbornly refuses to bow. He then winks to a colleague. Emboldened, Jezza not selling out on his republican views… UPDATE: Team Jez say Corbyn observed the correct protocol and that he was not expected to bow. They reckon Theresa May got the protocol wrong… […]
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  • Dennis Skinner’s Ascot-Themed Queen’s Speech Joke June 21, 2017
    Not Skinner’s worst joke: “Get your skates on, first race is half past two.” The Queen is rushing off to Ascot once her duties in parliament are over… The post Dennis Skinner’s Ascot-Themed Queen’s Speech Joke appeared first on Guido Fawkes.
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  • McDonnell Repeatedly Backed Far-Left Group Behind ‘Day of Rage’ June 21, 2017
    John McDonnell spoke at a rally convened by the Marxist group that organised today’s ‘Day of Rage’ and has repeatedly backed their campaigning activities, Guido can reveal. The Shadow Chancellor was the headline speaker at a demonstration organised by the Movement for Justice by Any Means Necessary (MFJ), the same hard-left group behind the protest threatening […]
    Ross Kempsell
  • What Austerity? Public Spending Down Just 0.2% Since 2009 June 21, 2017
    There’s a renewed focus on the politics of ‘austerity’ in the wake of the election, with some senior Tories using the result to proclaim “austerity is over” and endorse even more borrowing, taxes and spending. This fiscal truth bullet is much needed: research from the TaxPayers’ Alliance shows that public spending is just 0.2% lower than in 2009-10. When you […]
    Ross Kempsell
  • McDonnell Talks Up Day of Rage: “People Have Right to Be Angry” June 21, 2017
    John McDonnell has told the Day of Rage protesters they have a “right to be angry” and insisted he was right to say “I don’t think this government is a legitimate government”. As Nick Robinson says in the interview above, McDonnell is trying to have it both ways: telling Radio 4 he opposes violence and yet […]
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RSS Bella Caledonia.

  • Our Housing Crisis June 21, 2017
    Nothing will make up for the tragedy of Grenfell. What the millions of us who are angry can do is, to coin Theresa May, say ‘enough is enough’ – we won’t stop until the unbearable injustice of the modern UK housing system is overhauled and replaced by something humane. But first we need to understand the problem. Specifically, […]
    Bella Caledonia Editor
  • Orchestral Climate Data, Monet and Water June 21, 2017
    Bella Postcard: our weekly micro blog, a (very) random ‘best of the web’ brought to you by Bonnie Gallagher. Monet’s Pond in Seki City Japan is beautiful & hypnotising… [Monet’s Pond, Seki City, Gifu Prefecture, Japan] …. as is the proposed ‘Rain Vortex’ in Singapore’s new Jewel Changi Airport extension , the world’s largest indoor […]
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  • On Defamation June 21, 2017
    How to protect free expression? Reforming defamation is a good place to start. Scottish Pen are hosting an event at Scottish Parliament with Andy Wightman MSP about defamation reform next Tuesday (27th June) at 6.30pm Free expression in Scotland is threatened by out-of-date and inadequate defamation laws, allowing the rich and powerful to silence those who […]
    Bella Caledonia Editor
  • On Mending Mediocrity June 21, 2017
    A routine and lazy response to the need to use mechanisms to restructure the gender inequalities of public life is often along the lines of: “This will result in mediocre candidates chosen for their gender not their skills”. Hilariously, and with a rather beautiful symmetry, its turns out to be the exact opposite. Quotas root-out […]
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  • A Dangerous Narrative June 21, 2017
    Lost amid the clamour of ‘Advice for the SNP’ articles – plus, of course, carnage in London, the Brexit fiasco and chaos at the heart of the UK system – one striking event since the General Election has gone almost unremarked upon: the erosion of Scottish democracy. Make no mistake, the narrative which has been […]
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  • Catching the Wave June 20, 2017
    We have reached a watershed for UK politics: Time for independence to catch the wave of change argues Gerry Hassan. These are bewildering and often disorientating times to live in. In recent weeks and months it has felt at times difficult to keep up with the speed of events – as history has been seemingly […]
    Bella Caledonia Editor
  • Control Knobs June 20, 2017
    The Trump Slow/Hot meltdown continues to deliver high quality comedy gems on an almost hourly basis. Steve Bannon, often portrayed as the intellectual colossus behind the regime, today revealed the true reason why Sean Spicer had disappeared. Raw Story reports that “Sean got fatter” was the explanation: “A new Atlantic expose on the death of the […]
    Bella Caledonia Editor
  • Update from Scottish Team at UN Nuke Ban Talks June 20, 2017
    Around 130 countries are currently engaged at the UN in producing a nuclear weapon ban treaty along the lines of those on chemical weapons, landmines, etc. It is expected that by 7th July a treaty will be agreed and will be ready for signing and then ratification. Along with the other 8 nuclear-armed states the […]
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  • Provocations for a Culture Strategy June 20, 2017
    For reasons opaque to me, I’ve been invited to a Scottish Government workshop on Culture Strategy next week. I’m not quite sure what will happen there, but it’s given me an occasion to write down some thoughts on how the arts are and could be funded. What follows are some poorly-thought-through provocations for arts funding […]
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  • McTernanator and the Quiet Victory June 20, 2017
    Politics as we know is full of rough and tumble, and few have been schooled better in hard-knocks than one John McTernan, the sage like SPAD who brought the Old Bill to Tony’s door, and whose career has been on a slippery downwards slope ever since. Lurching about the Tory press like a demented scribe […]
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RSS Wings Over Scotland.

  • Where you stand June 22, 2017
    The media is aflame today with some rather woolly “news” to the effect that Theresa May might possibly, in some unspecified manner, have conceded a veto over Brexit to the Scottish Parliament. We can see no evidence suggesting such a thing has happened or will happen, and would instead direct readers to a report published […]
    Rev. Stuart Campbell
  • A fundamental difference in approach June 21, 2017
    Richard Murphy, political economy professor. Previously: (All clips via the always-excellent Phantom Power Films.)
    Rev. Stuart Campbell
  • Everybody needs a laugh sometimes June 20, 2017
    Brexit is already a shambles. Everyone south of Manchester is unhappy because it’s too suffocatingly hot to move, and everyone north of Manchester is unhappy because they’ve not got the sunshine. We could all, for various reasons, do with a chuckle. So without further ado, readers, enjoy the “clueless metropolitan hacksplaining” hit of the summer: […]
    Rev. Stuart Campbell
  • Happy Brexit Day June 19, 2017
    This map probably correlates quite closely with one of the strength of Leave vote. It seems somehow appropriate that on the day negotiations begin (with the UK having no government, no mandate and no idea what it actually wants), large parts of the country are essentially already on fire.
    Rev. Stuart Campbell
  • To nobody’s amazement June 18, 2017
    (From yesterday’s Herald.) And remember, folks – those 12 Tory gains in Scotland were the difference between Theresa May being Prime Minister and Jeremy Corbyn leading a progressive alliance in Downing Street. That’s where Scottish Labour are at now.
    Rev. Stuart Campbell
  • The attainment gap June 17, 2017
    Chris Cairns
  • At the bus stop #2 June 16, 2017
    An alert reader emails with a talking point: Interesting idea, no?
    Rev. Stuart Campbell
  • The Failures June 15, 2017
    The SNP were there for the taking in last week’s general election. Across the country they typically lost something around 10,000 votes per seat compared to the 2015 tsunami, and the vast majority of those seats formerly belonged to Scottish Labour. Yet while Labour did take back six seats of the 41 they lost two years ago […]
    Rev. Stuart Campbell
  • The parlour game June 15, 2017
    From just under two years ago.
    Rev. Stuart Campbell
  • At the bus stop #1 June 14, 2017
    We know that people like to chat generally about issues of the day (and more) in the comments, so while we’re taking a break we’ll probably put up stuff like this now and again just so that we don’t end up with a single post with thousands of comments in it. (And so you know […]
    Rev. Stuart Campbell

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