Theresa May allies call Auschwitz murder camp a “great lesson” to defend against immigration

Theresa May allies call Auschwitz murder camp a “great lesson” to defend against immigration

In 2009, the UK Conservative Party left the mainstream right-of-centre grouping in Europe the European People’s Party to join with a grouping of far-right extremists called the European Conservatives and Reformists. The Tories’ main allies in the grouping include the party of the present Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo – who today came under fire for defending her party’s anti-immigration stance by bizarrely PRAISING the Auschwitz murder camp where an estimated 1.1 million people were murdered by the Nazis. Szydlo tweeted: “In today’s restless times, Auschwitz is a great lesson showing that everything must be done to protect the safety and life of our […]

Orange President. Orange Prime Minister. We’ve been Tangoed.

Orange President. Orange Prime Minister. We’ve been Tangoed.

To be Tangoed as the adverts used to go was to receive a shock to the system, often by a slap to the face. Which is exactly what Theresa May’s proposals for our future Government has been to the British electorate. You remember Donald Trump massaging his special relationship with Theresa? It was all hand over hand with the threat of a locker room grab to the nether regions hanging in the air. I’ve heard to brighten up her general death like demeanour he advised she should turn Orange like him…I’m not sure forming a government with The DUP was what he meant. Watching […]

We are Funding the Terror

We are Funding the Terror

It is far too easy to scapegoat Islam and Muslims for the terrorism wreaking havoc on our streets. The media and the dog whistling from politicians are doing a good job of it though. Follow the money and you’ll see that we’re funding it. “As Salaam Alaikum,” said the wonderful Sister Lorraine O’Connor, an Irish convert to Islam, as she greeted us to the Muslim Sisters of Éire interfaith Iftar meal in Dublin’s Hilton Hotel on Saturday night. As Salaam Alaikum, the Arabic words of peace – “Peace be with you.” Until after midnight we broke bread together, Muslims, Jews, […]

Unemployment is not entertainment

Recently we got another message from a television company. We are always wary about television. Generally, when media people contact us it’s to ask us to source people for them who are facing a particular problem situation. This isn’t easy as even when we know people...

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Hard v soft: should we be given the choice?

I was discussing Brexit last night. My co-discussant made a good point that is worth sharing. Eighty  five per cent of votes cast in the general election were for parties saying they would take us out of Europe. Like it or not, that debate appears to be over. The...

The Free Movement of People

Free movement of people within the European Union came about via the Treaty of Maastricht in 1992. Which also came about from the earlier 1957 Treaty establishing the European Economic Community (EEC) and concerned the free movement of workers and of establishment of...

Why it’s good to be still ruled by London?

  Under the Common Agricultural Policy, The UK receives £190 million per annum to support struggling farmers. However, it is only the Scottish hill farmers average rate of income which brings the UK figure low enough to justify the payment. So, what happens to...

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Basic income for the arts 

Much has been written about universal basic income (or UBI) in recent years. It’s an idea which dates back to the 1500s but is enjoying a reprise due to technological automation, and the threat ​ of ​job losses​ which may ensue. But basic income and automation get...

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Where are we going?

I don’t normally write on disability issues, I don’t have the experience so would rather share pieces online by those who do.  However I’ve seen two articles/videos in the last two days that I have to talk about. The first is the struggle that people have to go...

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