Monday, December 05, 2016

Now for Italexit! Europe hit by new anti-establishment revolt as Italian PM RESIGNS after losing a referendum that could now gift power to populists wanting to taking the country out of the euro 

  • The vote was on Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi's proposed reforms
  • Early polls suggested he was losing the vote by 11% in some areas of Italy
  • Lack of support was being seen as a failure to reach out to the poor
  • Result follows Brexit and Trump in citizens shunning political status quo
Italy is the latest  country to reject the establishment after Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi conceded the referendum and resigned. 
A shock poll by Demos in the week predicted an 11 percentage point margin in the south of the country, according to a Demos poll.
The vote could prompt an exit from the European Union and rejection would follow results in the Brexit referendum and the U.S. presidency race in citizens turning their back on the political status quo.
Mr Renzi accepted all responsibility for the stinging loss, saying he felt bitterness, rage, sadness and disappointment, and added: 'I wasn't able to do so [deliver change to Italy], so therefore I will have to leave.'
In an emotional press conference, Matteo Renzi said he did all he could, but will resign officially tomorrow when he meets his colleagues
In an emotional press conference, Matteo Renzi said he did all he could, but will resign officially tomorrow when he meets his colleagues
Early indications point to the vote on prime minister Matteo Renzi's (pictured, right) reforms being thrown out 
Early indications point to the vote on prime minister Matteo Renzi's (pictured, right) reforms being thrown out 
Italy is poised to become the next country to reject the establishment as exit polls suggest a referendum protest vote is poised to beat the government
Italy is poised to become the next country to reject the establishment as exit polls suggest a referendum protest vote is poised to beat the government
A rejected vote would reduce the senate's influence and withdraw power from 20 regional governments in the country, gifting power to populists committed to taking the country out of the euro
A rejected vote would reduce the senate's influence and withdraw power from 20 regional governments in the country, gifting power to populists committed to taking the country out of the euro
People hold placards and chant slogans as they stage a protest against Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and for the constitutional reform referendum
People hold placards and chant slogans as they stage a protest against Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and for the constitutional reform referendum
Mr Renzi accepted all responsibility for the stinging loss, saying he felt bitterness, rage, sadness and disappointment, and added: 'I wasn't able to do so [deliver change to Italy], so therefore I will have to leave.'
Mr Renzi accepted all responsibility for the stinging loss, saying he felt bitterness, rage, sadness and disappointment, and added: 'I wasn't able to do so [deliver change to Italy], so therefore I will have to leave.'
Mr Renzi said he felt bitterness, rage, sadness and disappointment when he conceded the referendum
Mr Renzi said he felt bitterness, rage, sadness and disappointment when he conceded the referendum
Mr Renzi said he felt bitterness, rage, sadness and disappointment when he conceded the referendum, adding: 'I'd like to hug each and every one of you. 
'We had a chance, but we were not able to convince the majority of our citizens. 
'We had millions of votes, which is impressive, but not enough. 
'I accept all responsibility. 
'He who fights for an idea cannot lose
'The experience with my government will end here. 
'You can't pretend for the thousandth time that everything will remain. 
'I wanted to change. 
'I wasn't able to do so [deliver change to Italy], so therefore I will have to leave.'
In an emotional press conference, he said he did all he could, but will resign officially tomorrow when he meets his colleagues.  
The result will reduce the senate's influence and withdraw power from 20 regional governments in the country, gifting power to populists committed to taking the country out of the euro who argue the country's economy has stagnated since joining the currency nearly 15 years ago.
An exit poll by the Piepoli Institute/IPR for state television station RAI, estimated the 'No' vote at 54-58 percent against 42-46 percent for 'Yes'. 
Two other polls gave 'No' a similar lead of at least 10 points. 
Voting ended at 11 p.m.
The euro immediately fell against the dollar on the exit polls, slipping to $1.0580 from $1.0625.
The rejection represents a fresh blow to the European Union which is struggling to overcome an array of crises and was eager for Renzi to continue his reform drive in the euro zone's heavily indebted, third-largest economy.
Renzi said earlier this month that he would no longer bow to "diktats" from Brussels over fiscal restraints he regards as counterproductive at a time when most of the eurozone is struggling
Renzi said earlier this month that he would no longer bow to "diktats" from Brussels over fiscal restraints he regards as counterproductive at a time when most of the eurozone is struggling
Italy s proposing to run a budget deficit of 2.4 percent of GDP for the year, significantly higher than the 1.8 percent level it had promised to deliver earlier this year.
Deputies on Friday voted overwhelmingly in favour of a draft 2017 budget that the European Commission has warned will breach EU rules on the management of public finances. 
Mr Renzi has said should his reforms be rejected, he would have no interest in running the country.
Luca Comodo, director at polling company Ipsos, told the paper voters think blocking the government's plans is a vote against the establishment and said: 'The south is where protest and rage are amplified.' 
The issue has provoked sharp exchanges in recent weeks with Renzi seen in some quarters as Brussels-bashing in the run-up to a December 4 referendum on constitutional reform, on which he has staked his political future.
New spending plans in the budget include two billion euros more for healthcare, one billion for education and measues to help small companies and poorer families.
Renzi said earlier this month that he would no longer bow to "diktats" from Brussels over fiscal restraints he regards as counterproductive at a time when most of the eurozone is struggling.
He has also threatened to block the approval of the EU institutions' collective budget if other countries do not offer Italy more help in coping with the arrival of thousands of migrants on its southern shores.
A 2017 deficit of 2.4 percent of GDP would leave Italy comfortably within the EU ceiling of three percent.
But the Commission's economists say Rome should bring down its deficit faster to ensure that the upward trend in the country's huge debt mountain - equivalent to over 130 percent of GDP - is reversed.
The 2017 budget law will only be definitively approved once it has been examined by the second chamber of parliament, the Senate, which has not scheduled any debate on it until after the referendum.
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi cast his ballot to reject the reforms.
He shook hands with election officials and posed for photographers after voting in the capital, Rome.
Berlusconi's Forza Italia party is largely in disarray, with a tax fraud conviction keeping the 80-year-old centre-Right leader out of public office. 

Friday, December 02, 2016

New Lib Dem MP Sarah Olney elected 'on a wave of anti-Brexit feeling' WALKS OUT of an interview after failing to answer questions on the EU

  • Sarah Olney disappeared off air just three minutes into a live broadcast 
  • Embarrassed aide was forced to intervene to say she had left the interview
  • Olney, who beat Goldsmith on a pledge to hold second EU referendum, failed to answer basic questions on Lib Dem Brexit policy  
The new Lib Dem MP Sarah Olney who said she was elected on a wave of anti-Brexit feeling walked out of a live radio interview today after failing to answer basic questions about the EU. 
Sarah Olney disappeared off air just three minutes into the broadcast, leaving a long, awkward silence before an embarrassed aide intervened to tell presenter Julia Hartley-Brewer that the new MP had left the interview. 
She failed to answer basic questions on her party's Brexit stance despite saying in her victory speech after beating pro-Brexit Zac Goldsmith this morning that she decided to stand because 'I felt I had to get involved' after June's leave vote.  
Sarah Olney, pictured in Richmond with Tim Farron after her victory today, disappeared off air just three minutes into the broadcast, leaving a long, awkward silence before an embarrassed aide intervened to tell presenter Julia Hartley-Brewer that the new MP had left the interview
Sarah Olney, pictured in Richmond with Tim Farron after her victory today, disappeared off air just three minutes into the broadcast, leaving a long, awkward silence before an embarrassed aide intervened to tell presenter Julia Hartley-Brewer that the new MP had left the interview
In the Richmond Park by-election campaign Ms Olney exploited Mr Goldsmith's pro-Brexit stance to win the overwhelmingly pro-Remain constituency. 
Hours after winning she was booked into a live interview with Ms Hartley-Brewer on Talk Radio. 
But it only lasted three cringe-worthy minutes after Ms Olney was repeatedly grilled over her campaign pledge to demand a second EU referendum on the terms of Britain's exit from the EU. 
Ms Hartley-Brewer asked her: 'Voters knew what they were voting for in your by-election, they knew what they were voting for in the EU referendum. Why do we think that one election should be re-run and one shouldn't?'
Ms Olney said the terms of Brexit had not been clear during the referendum and it had been a vote on the departure rather than the destination.
In the Richmond Park by-election campaign Sarah Olney, pictuerd with Tim Farron in the constituency today, exploited Mr Goldsmith's pro-Brexit stance to win the overwhelmingly pro-Remain constituency
In the Richmond Park by-election campaign Sarah Olney, pictuerd with Tim Farron in the constituency today, exploited Mr Goldsmith's pro-Brexit stance to win the overwhelmingly pro-Remain constituency
'There was no clear manifesto for what happened to our membership of the single market or what happened to freedom of movement,' she said.
Ms Hartley-Brewer replied: 'Every single leading member of the Remain campaign said a vote to leave the EU was a vote to leave the single market. Nothing unclear about that at all.'
After a few seconds of awkward silence, an unnamed aide stepped in and told the presenter: 'I'm really sorry but Sarah has to leave now.'
A furious Ms Hartley-Brewer said the MP 'should be able to answer some simple questions' about her policy and asked for her to be put back on air but was told Ms Olney had another interview to attend.
'If she doesn't want to answer questions from a radio station perhaps she is not fit to be an MP', the presenter added. 
In her victory speech this morning Ms Olney appeared much more confident, claiming her victory had sent a 'shockwave' through Theresa May's Brexit policy. 
Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron told a victory rally in Richmond today his demand for a second referendum was 'gaining traction' 
Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron told a victory rally in Richmond today his demand for a second referendum was 'gaining traction' 
She said: 'When I saw what happened at the general election last year I felt I had to get involved.
'I think a lot of people in this community had the same feeling after the referendum. 
'Richmond Park is full of people like me who felt something was going wrong, that the politics of anger and division were on the rise, that the liberal tolerant values we took for granted were under threat.'
She added: 'Well, today we have said no. We will defend the Britain we love. We will stand up for the open, tolerant, united Britain we believe in. 
'The people of Richmond Park and North Kingston have sent a shockwave through this Conservative Brexit government and our message is clear: we do not want a hard Brexit, we do not want to be pulled out of the single market and we will not let intolerance, division and fear win.'   
Lib Dem leader Tim Farron joined Ms Olney in Richmond today to gloat about the victory. 
He claimed his party's shock win proves the case for a second referendum to stop Theresa May 'perverting' Brexit. 
He said there was 'no inevitability' that 'extreme positions' had to win as he said Ms Olney's victory was a vote against hard Brexit.
Mr Goldsmith, pictured speaking after defeat, stood as an independent in the Richmond Park by-election after resigning from the Conservatives over the government's decision to expand Heathrow Airport
Mr Goldsmith, pictured speaking after defeat, stood as an independent in the Richmond Park by-election after resigning from the Conservatives over the government's decision to expand Heathrow Airport
Ms Olney secured 49.6 per cent of the vote to inflict a crushing defeat on Zac Goldsmith in yesterday's by-election. The former Tory quit his seat in Parliament in protest at the plan to expand Heathrow.
Mr Farron was dismissed as 'silly' by Tory MPs today for trying to capitalise on result, which came in a constituency that backed Remain by 70 per cent and is one of the wealthiest in the country.  
Despite the criticism, Mr Farron made clear he planned to cash in on the result by claiming his second referendum plan was 'gaining traction' and was a 'threat' to dozens of Tory MPs with Lib Dem opponents.
At a victory rally on Richmond Green, he said: 'In the end the voters are king. 
'If the British people decide to say to Theresa May there is a better way forward than the one she is proceeding with and we then end up with a soft Brexit or, better, the terms of the deal are put to the British people in a referendum because they fear losing dozens of seats to the Liberal Democrats, we'll have done a great day's work.'
He added: 'The reality is wherever you are in this country there will be a balance of opinion but was was really striking over the last week was the number of leave voting, former Conservatives, voting for Sarah.
'Most of them don't regret their vote in June but they do regret Theresa May taking their vote and perverting it to something they never meant it to mean.
'They want to be in the single market even if they are outside the EU.
'Given that is the case, given millions voted for that, our argument that we should have a referendum on the terms of the deal is gaining traction.'

SARAH OLNEY'S CRINGE-WORTHY INTERVIEW IN FULL



Sarah Olney, pictured left, disappeared off air just three minutes into the broadcast, leaving a long, awkward silence before an embarrassed aide intervened to tell presenter Julia Hartley-Brewer, pictured on a Have I Got News for You episode, that the new MP had left the interview
Julia Hartley-Brewer: ‘My first question, absolutely the most crucial question, when is the second by-election going to be held?’
Sarah Olney: ‘The second by-election?’
JHB: ‘Well we don’t really know whether voters really knew what they were voting for when they elected you so shouldn’t we have a second by-election – you want a second EU referendum don’t you?’
SO: ‘I was very clear in my campaign exactly what I was standing for and the voters have returned me to Parliament with a clear mandate.’
JHB: ‘A clear mandate but less than 50 per cent of the voters of Richmond voted for you, are you sure you’ve got that mandate?’
SO: ‘Well I won’t the vote last night in the by-election and we’ve overturned a huge Conservative majority here.’
JHB: ‘You have and yet you have questioned the EU referendum vote.
‘You said that one of the big issues on which you stood - I mean we thought Heathrow would be the big issue, there wasn’t actually a single candidate who was campaigning for a third runway for Heathrow, so Heathrow became a dud issue in the by-election, it became all about Brexit.’
‘In what way have you got a mandate from the people of Richmond - if you don’t have more than 50 per cent of the vote the vote in the EU referendum on June 23rd was a much clearer mandate, wasn’t it?’
SO: ‘Well to be fair I campaigned on that issue in this by-election and I won a clear majority of the votes last night.’
JHB: ‘You absolutely did but your margin of victory was only about the same as the margin of victory in the EU referendum – about 4.5 per cent, in which case again, shouldn’t we re-run the by-election to be clear?’
SO: ‘We accept the result of the referendum – what we’re saying is we think there should be a further vote on the terms before we make the final decision to leave.’
JHB: ‘Did your party leader Tim Farron mention that before and did anyone else on the Remain campaign mention that on June 23rd?’
‘It’s the…er… development since the referendum.’
JHB: ‘So we’re allowed to change our policy after the referendum and then go back to revisit the referendum – is that what we’re doing?’
SO: ‘Sorry I missed that.’
JHB: ‘Well I’m just a bit confused because we had a remain campaign, we had a leave campaign, just as you’ve run a campaign, Zac Goldsmith ran a campaign, Christian Wolmar from the Labour party.
‘Voters knew what they were voting for in your by-election, they knew what they were voting for in the EU referendum.
‘Why do we think that one election should be re-run and one shouldn’t?’
SO: ‘Well in the referendum it wasn’t clear what people voted for – there wasn’t a clear manifesto.’
JHB: ‘I was clear.’
SO: ‘There wasn’t a clear manifesto set up for the terms of leaving – we leaved for departure but not a destination, there was no clear manifesto for what happens to our membership of the single market…’
JHB: ‘Yes there was – the Remain campaign said we were going to leave the single market if we voted out.’
[Long pause]
JHB: ‘Yes they did, they repeated it every single leading member of the Remain campaign said a vote to leave the EU was a vote to Leave the single market. Nothing unclear about that at all.’
Sarah’s aide: ‘'I'm really sorry but Sarah has to leave now.'
JHB: ‘No she doesn't. Sarah, if you want to be an elected a Member of Parliament I think you should probably be able to answer some simple questions about your policy. Can you get Sarah back on the line please?'
Aide: ‘I’m sorry about that, she’s got another interview now.’
JHB: ‘Can you get Sarah back on the line please. I don't know who you are, we've waited an hour to have this interview, if she doesn't want to answer questions from a radio station perhaps she's not fit to be an MP.’
Aide: ‘I’m very sorry she’s got another interview now.’
JHB: ‘Has she got another interview? That’s funny because she was booked in for this time.’
After a long pause, JHB told listeners: ‘So, that’s the Liberal Democrats, folks.’ 

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3995248/New-Lib-Dem-MP-Sarah-Olney-elected-wave-anti-Brexit-feeling-WALKS-interview-failing-answer-questions-EU.html#ixzz4RinKMBNA

NWN: But she is very 'nice' and 'respectable' according to the controlled 'mass media'. And that is what matters in a place like Richmond !

She looks like Red Rum. With an IQ to match.

 She did say before the election that she didn't mind if she lost as she has a nice husband and a nice house. Nice !
 

Thursday, December 01, 2016


Black Santa Coming To Mall Of America For The 1st Time

 

 

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Santa Experience inside the Mall of America is bringing a unique experience to Twin Cities families this year.
For the first time since it opened, a black Santa Claus will help spread the Christmas cheer.
Santa Larry Jefferson is from Dallas and will spend four days taking pictures and videos for families by appointment at the Santa Experience.
“It’s no big deal, I’m still Santa, I just happen to be a Santa of Color,” Jefferson said.
He is one of thousands of Santa’s helpers, who pose for pictures inside malls and shopping centers across the country.
“The Santa Experience is so excited to have created this opportunity and this experience,” said Landon Luther, the owner of The Santa Experience.
Luther met Jefferson at the Santa Convention in Branson, Missouri, over the summer.
“We had close to a 1,000 Santas there, and I was the only Santa of color,” Jefferson said.
He says kids of color really get a kick out of seeing a Santa who looks like them.
“It gives them something to identity with, but Santa is still just Santa,” Jefferson said. “Just Saturday, I was doing an event, and one child said, ‘Santa, you’re brown,’ and I said, ‘Yes, I am, but Santa comes in many different colors.’ He said, ‘Oh,’ so I gave him a candy cane, he ran off with other kids.”
Jefferson, or Santa Larry, is only at the Santa Experience inside the Mall of America, by appointment only. He will be there Thursday until Sunday.
For more information, click here. You can also call 952-854-9064 to set up a meet and greet with Santa Larry.
 
http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2016/11/30/black-santa-mall-of-america/ 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016



Now that the British have voted to secede from the European Union and America has chosen a president who has never before held public office, the French appear to be following suit.
In Sunday’s runoff to choose a candidate to face Marine Le Pen of the National Front in next spring’s presidential election, the center-right Republicans chose Francois Fillon in a landslide.
While Fillon sees Margaret Thatcher as a role model in fiscal policy, he is a socially conservative Catholic who supports family values, wants to confront Islamist extremism, control immigration, restore France’s historic identity and end sanctions on Russia.
“Russia poses no threat to the West,” says Fillon. But if not, the question arises, why NATO? Why are U.S. troops in Europe?
As Le Pen is favored to win the first round of the presidential election and Fillon the second in May, closer Paris-Putin ties seem certain. Europeans themselves are pulling Russia back into Europe, and separating from the Americans.
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Next Sunday, Italy holds a referendum on constitutional reforms backed by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. If the referendum, trailing in the polls, fails, says Renzi, he will resign.
Opposing Renzi is the secessionist Northern League, the Five Star Movement of former comedian Beppe Grillo, and the Forza Italia of former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, a pal of Putin’s.
“Up to eight of Italy’s troubled banks risk failure,” if Renzi’s government falls, says the Financial Times. One week from today, the front pages of the Western press could be splashing the newest crisis of the EU.
In Holland, the Party for Freedom of Geert Wilders, on trial for hate speech for urging fewer Moroccan immigrants, is running first or close to it in polls for the national election next March.
Meanwhile, the door to the EU appears to be closing for Muslim Turkey, as the European Parliament voted to end accession talks with Ankara and its autocratic president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
In welcoming Muslim immigrants, Germany’s Angela Merkel no longer speaks for Europe, even as she is about to lose her greatest ally, Barack Obama.
Not only Europe but the whole world President-elect Trump is about to inherit seems in turmoil, with old regimes and parties losing their hold, and nationalist, populist and rightist forces rising.
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Early this year, Brazil’s Senate voted to remove leftist President Dilma Rousseff. In September, her predecessor, popular ex-President Lula da Silva, was indicted in a corruption investigation. President Michel Temer, who, as vice president, succeeded Rousseff, is now under investigation for corruption. There is talk of impeaching him.
Venezuela, endowed with more oil than almost any country on earth, is now, thanks to the Castroism of Hugo Chavez and successor Nicolas Maduro, close to collapse and anarchy.
NATO’s Turkey and our Arab ally Egypt both ruled by repressive regimes, are less responsive to U.S. leadership.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye, her approval rating in single digits, is facing impeachment and prosecution for corruption.
Meanwhile, North Korea, under Kim Jong-Un, continues to test nuclear warheads and missiles that can hit all of South Korea and Japan and reach all U.S. bases in East Asia and the Western Pacific.
The U.S. is obligated by treaty to defend South Korea, where we still have 28,500 troops, and Japan, as well as the Philippines, where new populist President Rodrigo Duterte, cursing the West, is pivoting toward Beijing. Malaysia and Australia are also moving closer to China, as they become ever more dependent on the China trade.
Responding to our moving NATO troops into Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, Putin has begun a buildup of nuclear-capable offensive and defensive missiles in Kaliningrad, its enclave between Poland and Lithuania.
Should we get into a confrontation with the Russians in the Eastern Baltic, how many of our NATO allies, some now openly pro-Putin, would stand beside us?
The point: Not only is the Cold War over, the post-Cold War is over. We are living in a changed and changing world. Regimes are falling. Old parties are dying, new parties rising. Old allegiances are fraying, and old allies drifting away.
The forces of nationalism and populism have been unleashed all over the West and all over the world. There is no going back.
Yet U.S. policy seems set in concrete by war guarantees and treaty commitments dating back to the time of Truman and Stalin and Ike and John Foster Dulles.
America emerged from the Cold War, a quarter century ago, as the sole superpower. Yet, it seems clear that we are not today so dominant a nation as we were in 1989 and 1991.
We have great rivals and adversaries. We are deeper in debt. We are more divided. We’ve fought wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen that availed us nothing. What we had, we kicked away.
America is at a plastic moment in history.
And America needs nothing so much as reflective thought about a quarter century of failures – and fresh thinking about her future.

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2016/11/populist-nationalist-tide-rolls-on/#sw8R4c60aq9TtSxx.99

Monday, November 28, 2016

Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams to attend Fidel Castro funeral

Castro 'an admirer of our armed struggle,' says Sinn Fein president

Published 28/11/2016
Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro who has died aged 90
Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro who has died aged 90
Gerry Adams will be the only Irish parliamentarian to attend the funeral of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro.
The TD and Sinn Fein president said it would be an "honour" to represent his party at the service.

Cuban declared nine days of mourning following the death of the revolutionary at the age of 90 on Friday.
His ashes are due to be taken across Cuba from the capital Havana to the city of Santiago, where they will be laid to rest on Sunday, along the route taken by his rebel army when he swept to power.
Adams described Castro as a "great friend to the Irish people".

 "Fidel was a global leader, part of the revolution that liberated Cuba," he said following the death.

(FILES) This file photo taken on December 07, 2005 shows Cuban President Fidel Castro gesturing as he delivers his speech during a political meeting in Cardenas city, province of Matanzas, some 80 miles east of Havana. Cuban revolutionary icon Fidel Castro died late on November 25, 2016 in Havana, his brother, President Raul Castro, announced on national television. AFP/Getty Images
(FILES) This file photo taken on December 07, 2005 shows Cuban President Fidel Castro gesturing as he delivers his speech during a political meeting in Cardenas city, province of Matanzas, some 80 miles east of Havana. Cuban revolutionary icon Fidel Castro died late on November 25, 2016 in Havana, his brother, President Raul Castro, announced on national television. 
"He lived long enough to see the vindication of his people when President Obama commenced the process of normalising relations between the USA and Cuba.
"Much more needs to be done."
"The blockade should be totally lifted."
Mr Adams continued: "I have good memories of meeting with Fidel. He was very conversant with Irish history and good friend to the Irish people and an admirer of our armed struggle, especially the hunger strikers of 1981."
More:
Irish President bats off Castro tribute criticism
PM Theresa May will not attend Fidel Castro's funeral
 
Adams will be the only Irish parliamentarian in attendance at the funeral. Elsewhere British Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed she won't attend with Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson also unlikely to make the journey.
The British Government is believed to be in talks about how it should be represented.
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/sinn-fein-president-gerry-adams-to-attend-fidel-castro-funeral-35250773.html
BNP top UKIP

Isn’t it time you joined the winning team?

BNP National Treasurer, Clive Jefferson, told Sky News.

He added that people were increasingly leaving their full estates to the BNP, and said the party was "putting a lot of resources into it and helping people to do something really worthwhile".Mr Jefferson said Brexit had fuelled a surge in membership and that the party was now a "resurgent force".

Find out how you can fight on after you've gone here.

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NWN: This is the latest missive/e-mail, from the remains of the BNP after Griffin destroyed that party. This is absolute nonsense contained within this e-mail. 

Why would anyone give their lifes savings to this tiny band of spongers ? 

This scam is very similar to these religious groups who promise eternal life, if you 'cough- up' your hard earned lifes wealth.

Crooks the lot of them, who learned their scams from the master scammer , Nick Griffin. 

Roll up roll up ! Leave your full estate to the BNP. 
They will "help people to do something worthwhile" ! 

Yeh right .

Sunday, November 27, 2016

A new kid on the block ? National Action

We know very little about this group.

We certainly don't know any of it's members or supporters.

Would be very interested to hear people's views on them.

By looking at this video, they seem to be a growing phenomenon.

We just hope that a number of their young activists don't see the inside of prison cells. Especially those who would be put to better use by graduating first, then getting into positions of influence.