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A brave and honest Muslim punctures lazy and lethal dishonesty

With the hysteria over “Islamophobia” having got totally out of control following the New Zealand mosque massacre, here’s a brave and honest Muslim who is saying what so badly needs to be said. He also says almost word for word what I wrote here about the “cycle of retaliatory violence”. Here’s an extract, but do please read it all. The targeting of Muslims at prayer in Christchurch comes after nearly two decades during which Islamist atrocities have been a pervasive feature of news bulletins around the world. The massacre in New Zealand…

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St George and the Dragon, Paolo Uccello, between 1458 and 1460 Britain 

A Remainer’s mind is changed. “We must leave, come hell or high water”

A few days ago, I posted here a few of the longer comments I’d been receiving from readers about the Brexit crisis. I’ve now received another impassioned cri de coeur – this time from someone who voted Remain – which I think is very much worth wider distribution. Please therefore read it here. Like many Brits, I am simply furious with the sheer contempt and ridicule being inflicted upon this country by its own elected officials. I won’t lie: I voted Remain in 2016 – even despite my previous desire…

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no-deal Britain 

For the Brexit surrender monkeys, it’s groundhog day all over again

Five days to go until the UK is bound by an act of parliament to leave the EU, and yet again Mrs May intends to try to force through her deal by threatening the Brexiteers with dire consequences unless they back it. As she is so fond of saying – even faced with a threatened attempt to remove her which flared in the Sunday papers and then fizzled out again – nothing has changed. Yup, it’s groundhog day all over again. Over the weekend a series of Brexiteers were summoned…

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After the New Zealand mosque attacks, an Orwellian frenzy

It’s not often that I find myself in the same boat as Chelsea Clinton. At a vigil in New York for the 50 Muslims slaughtered by a gunman at two New Zealand mosques, Clinton was accused by students of being a cause of the massacre. The reason for this ludicrous charge was staggering. It was that she had criticized the antisemitic tweet by Rep. Ilhan Omar suggesting that Jews use their money to suborn American politicians in the interests of Israel. “Forty-nine people died because of the rhetoric you put…

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St George and the Dragon, Paolo Uccello, between 1458 and 1460 Britain 

In the face of the onslaught against democracy, Britain’s indomitable spirit rises

As this Brexit crisis has degenerated into a nightmare, with Remainer MPs making their no-holds-barred attempt to block Brexit while the prime minister tries to force through her dreadful and dishonest snatch-Remain-out-of-the-jaws-of-Brexit deal, I have been very moved by the messages readers have been steadily sending me demonstrating that amongst the public, Britain’s indomitable spirit has not been quashed. Far from it. As this thing has staggered from lies to incompetence to manipulation to intimidation to vacillation to constitutional chicanery and a total contempt for the people, all because of their democratically…

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no-deal Britain 

As Whitehall systematically sabotages Brexit, civil servants blow the whistle and promote no-deal

I previously wrote here about “Caroline Bell”, who the Briefings for Brexit website says is a civil servant at the heart of preparations to leave the EU without a formal deal and whose identity it is protecting. S/he has listed the preparations now in place for no deal. The list, says BfB, shows that the civil service has prepared the country well to leave on a clean managed basis; “ Caroline Bell” says “it is simply a lie to suggest otherwise”. S/he says: “MPs and the public have been deliberately…

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Charon Carries Souls Across the River Styx; Alexander Dmitrievich Litovchenko, 1835-1890 Britain 

We risk turning doctors into executioners

Later this week, the council of the Royal College of Physicians will be discussing assisted suicide amid a terrific row and threat of legal action by a group of doctors. People have the right to kill themselves. Nobody, though, has the right to expect anyone else to kill them. And for doctors to help end lives in this way would transform their image from healers into something very much darker. No one denies that the situation of someone requesting help to end their life is often deeply distressing and deserves…

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Our crazy world: the New Zealand mosque attacks

Following the appalling New Zealand mosque massacres, I published here a blog post expressing my horror and unequivocal condemnation. Immediately I was plunged into a surreal storm of grotesque abuse, being held responsible for the atrocity (yes, really!) and blamed for hypocrisy. Why? Because over the years I have called out Islamist extremism for what it is, pointed out that Islamophobia is a term invented solely to silence criticism of the Islamic world and warned that the west was sleepwalking into Islamisation. I have also consistently drawn attention to the…

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brexit Britain 

These banana republic plotters should be careful what they wish for

It appears that the Commons Speaker, John Bercow, is conducting a constitutional coup. He intends to remove the government’s power to govern the country and hand it instead to backbench MPs. That is the explanation for his decision yesterday to deny the third “meaningful vote” on Mrs May’s withdrawal deal. Various commentators assume, undoubtedly correctly, that his aim as a committed Remainer is to force a delay to the Article 50 exit process. This is intended to be long enough for the other arch-Remainer plotters in parliament to seize control…

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cox Britain 

Feeble, flabby, frit: the latest buckling Brexiteers’ fantasies of fear

I wrote here that the arguments being mounted by buckling Brexiteers trying to justify their intention to fold and support Mrs May’s atrocious Brexit-in-name-only-worse-than-remain deal were wholly without foundation and a pathetic cover for cowardice, intellectual vapidity and absence of spine. The examples have continued to pile up, and we should note them despite this afternoon’s latest bombshell that the Speaker has ruled out a Third Meaningful Vote on Mrs May’s deal (which had been scheduled for tomorrow) unless there are substantial changes to it. While we all try to work…

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