The Grauniad Strikes Again

The Guardian — a renowned progressive British newspaper that was called The Manchester Guardian when I lived in England — has published another factually-impaired hit piece on the Counterjihad. I normally ignore such trivialities, but this one contained a slur against me that I just had to correct:

Gates of Vienna was, and still is, run by Edward “Ned” May, an American computer programmer from Washington DC.

I am most emphatically not from Washington DC*. I was born in a small town here in Virginia, and have otherwise lived in Maryland and England. I worked in DC for four years back in the mid-’70s, but never lived there, thank the Lord — Northern Virginia was bad enough.

The Grauniad continues:

It was among the first in a wave of blogs that urged the US to war after the shock of 9/11, and almost certainly the most fanatically anti-Muslim. It takes its name from the siege of Vienna in 1683, when an Ottoman Turkish army was defeated by a Polish-led one. Its essential thesis is that this was only one battle in a long war and that Europe and its civilisation are constantly threatened by a Muslim invasion.

On these varied online forums, the narrative was always the same: a liberal cabal was conspiring with hostile Muslim powers to hand over the decent working people to Islam. This was the animating myth of the bloggers, calling themselves the “counter-jihad”, who congregated at Gates of Vienna and other like-minded sites — and inspired both the violence of Breivik and the message of the racist far-right parties that have transformed European politics in the past decade.

The part about Breivik is reiterating an earlier assertion in the article:

…according to the manifesto he published online, Breivik had been directly inspired by Gates of Vienna — the blog where all these comments appeared on the day of his massacre. Breivik called the ideology that justified his murders “The Vienna school”, after the blog.

This is typical of reportage by MSM “journalists”. They have been retailing this stuff about Anders Behring Breivik for more than eight years, as if Mr. Breivik himself had never explained that his Counterjihad affiliation was just a feint, a ruse designed to keep the media and the authorities away from his true friends, the “nordicists”, i.e. neo-Nazis and Aryan supremacists.

The Grauniad and all the other major outlets should be well aware of Mr. Breivik’s later explanations, because he sent them all a letter in the autumn of 2013. None of them reported on the second part of the letter, which contained his paean to the nordicists. We managed to obtain a copy of it in early 2014; the PDF is available here.

So why did the media decide to exhume the Breivik material at this late date? Apparently it’s because of last week’s shooting attack on a mosque in Oslo. As it happens, this paragraph contains yet another factual error:

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Death by Knife in Dortmund

Another day, another culture-enriching stabbing death in Germany. Actually, there may be dozens of incidents like this one every day in Germany. There’s no way to tell: very little makes its way into English-language media, and in Germany itself the national media want to avoid inciting “discrimination” and “hate”, so they deliberately refrain from publishing most of the stories. Alert German readers have to monitor local media outlets to discover the full extent of migrant-inflicted violence in their country.

The murder in Dortmund occurred on Sunday, three days before yesterday’s murder-by-sword in Stuttgart. So before we get to the earlier atrocity, here’s an update on the atrocity in Stuttgart, from a police press release translated by MissPiggy:

Investigators have now provided further insights into the bloody crime. The 28-year-old man, who has been arrested after an investigation as prime suspect, is registered as a Syrian citizen in Germany, according to a joint statement by the police and the public prosecutor’s office.

According to investigators, the man had apparently lived with the later 36-year-old victim in a flat-sharing community on Fasanenhofstraße. However, information to a possible motive is still unclear.

The suspect will be brought before the responsible magistrate in the course of Thursday.

Witnesses, with tips, are asked to contact the Kriminalpolizei at the call number 0711/8990-5778.

MissPiggy also translated the news video below about Sunday’s grisly murder in Dortmund. Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

The local news story fails to indicate the ethnicity of the suspected murderer, but Sputnik News includes the cultural enrichment in its report:

German police have arrested a 24-year-old Afghan man, who is suspected of murdering his wife, WR newspaper reports.

The man is alleged to have killed the 21-year-old woman, who is also an Afghan, in the western part of Dortmund on Sunday. The victim’s friend told the police that she discovered the children and “a lot of blood” in the apartment later on Sunday, and saw that a suitcase went missing.

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Tory Leaders in Full Submission to Islam

Our Hungarian correspondent László sent the link to the video below, which was almost unbearable to watch. It shows a BBC program from June 18 in which five contenders for the office of prime minister of the UK from the “Conservative” Party address accusations of Islamophobia within the party. All of them except for Sajid Javid exhibit a cringing submission towards Islam, and the only reason Mr. Javid doesn’t cringe is that he is already a Muslim, so he doesn’t need to:

Since this program aired, Boris “BoJo” Johnson won the leadership contest for the party and will thus succeed Theresa May as prime minister. Mr. Johnson may or may not deliver Brexit in a timely fashion, but it’s quite clear that he will do nothing to roll back the Islamization of his country. No major political leader in the UK is willing to say anything against the Religion of Peace. The only man who might have the grit and determination to do the job is currently serving his latest prison sentence in Belmarsh.

László adds:

It was hard to find this video; I could only manage it with a direct search on BitChute. Because they actually erased the video from the entirety of the web they could reach, especially from the BBC website.

The reason for hiding it was of course the shame after this scandal, in which the imam featured by the BBC was discovered to have lost his job due to his anti-Jewish tweets.

I just wanted to see what Anne Marie Waters was talking about in the video Vlad had posted.

Ilhan Omar: Incest and Polyandry

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is not really incestuous or polyandrous — the alleged marriage to her brother was never more than a scam, presumably to advance his immigration status. Her main squeeze, whom she belatedly married, was not her husband when she falsely filed joint tax returns with him. So there was no bigamy, just plain old tax fraud.

For the rest of this post, readers are asked to mentally insert the word “alleged” in front of any description of a crime or potential crime. Except for the fraudulent tax returns — which are documented in the public record — Rep. Omar has not been convicted of any crime, so the “alleged”s are de rigueur. Nor has she been investigated for any of the other crimes, as far as I know. Since she is a Woke Woman of Color, and a Muslim to boot, she generally gets a free pass.

She has refused to answer any questions about her siblings, her marriage to her brother, or related matters. Her spokesbeings uniformly dismiss such questions as evidence of “bigotry” — even when they are asked by The Star-Tribune­, the local Minneapolis paper that has served as her own unpaid PR firm from the inception of her career. Yes, even the earnest Progressives of the Strib are bigoted if they ask Saint Ilhan about her marriage to her brother.

The “bigotry” charge is, as usual, more than enough to deflect any serious media inquiries into the matter. Not that the MSM needs any real deflection — a Progressive Muslim woman of color is close enough to their idea of a perfect politician to ensure that they accept the Congressmuslima’s press releases as the gospel truth.

For the past three years three non-MSM people have been digging deeply into Ilhan Omar’s (or really, Ilhan Elmi’s) shady dealings. Two of them, Scott Johnson of Power Line and David Steinberg, formerly of PJM, have collaborated to do the investigative work that the “journalists” should have been doing, but haven’t.

Scott Johnson appeared on Tucker Carlson’s program to discuss the devastating information in David Steinberg’s latest report, which was published yesterday at Power Line:

To summarize:

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Is America Heading Towards a Second Civil War?

A Gates of Vienna reader sends these observations about the vicious culture war currently raging in the USA, which he thinks may evolve into a full-on civil war.

Is America heading towards a second Civil War?

by SF

A violent outbreak of civil war usually arises as the final stage of a constantly escalating series of rhetorical accusations between two polarized and irreconcilable sides. We are seeing this today in the confrontation between Republicans and Democrats.

In a nutshell, the Democrats consider the Republicans to be “Nazis”. And because the Republicans are “Nazis”, the Democrats refuse to listen to anything they say. Instead, the Democrats only listen to themselves, and those Democrats who are loudest and most aggressive in their leftist agenda keep pushing all the Democrats farther and farther leftwards, in a repeating cycle of positive feedback (self-reinforcement).

The Democrats consider traditional white conservative Christian Republicans to be a dangerous enemy who are preventing the spread of liberal “progressivism” throughout America. But the Democrats still do not dare to call the Republicans “Nazis” outright. Instead, they use the politically correct terms “racists”, “fascists” and “nationalists”.

The Democrats characterize the Republicans as “white supremacists, Christian bigots, and male chauvinists”. Their ultimate goal is to establish a utopian one-world government where whites do not dominate. To accomplish this democratically, without open warfare, they have thrown open America’s borders, and invited all of the Third World to enter America (primarily Latinos, Africans, and Muslims), where they will eventually be able to outvote the Republicans and make them a permanent minority.

The Democrats have a fixed ideology that is really a religious dogma. They consider white conservatives to be evil (what the Communists used to call “reactionaries who cannot be re-educated”). Democrats refuse to believe that there is any genetic component to human intelligence, so that every human being is a potential genius as long as he is educated by the Democrats. Accordingly, when America becomes majority non-white, and all those non-whites have been educated by the Democrats, then America will lead the rest of the world into becoming a global utopia.

I do not see how America can survive intact when Democrats become the permanent majority. The Republicans will probably secede, and form a new nation in America’s heartland, leaving both coasts and the Mexican border in the hands of the Democrats.

Woman Gang-Raped by “Germans” on Mallorca

An 18-year-old holidaymaker on the island of Mallorca was raped by four men whom German media identify as “Germans”. If they’d been Swedes or Russians living in Germany, they’d be identified as “Swedish-Germans” or “Russian-Germans” — they would have received an ethnic hyphen. But since they’re Turks, they’re just called “Germans”. When an alert reader sees the swarthy faces of the punks, or their first names — Serhat, Azad, Yakub and Baran — it becomes obvious that they’re Turks.

Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

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Ann Widdecomb Tells the BBC to Get Stuffed

Or words to that effect.

Yesterday I posted a brief clip of Ann Widdecomb’s remarks on the floor of the European Parliament. Ms. Widdecomb represents Southwest England for the Brexit Party, and stated forthrightly in her speech her reasons for being glad that the UK will be leaving the European Union.

The woke mandarins who run the BBC were appalled by Ms. Widdecomb’s doubleplus ungood statements, and invited her to be interviewed so they could revile her in an appropriate fashion. They sent the cutest and most clueless airheaded blond SJW in their stable (can I say that, or is it equinophobia?) to do the job. The interviewer stuck to the script, but in my opinion she got dumped out of her saddle and dragged by the stirrups down the steep and rocky hillside of Ms. Widdecomb’s rhetoric.

I hope we see a lot more of this admirable woman:

Hat tip: Vlad Tepes.

The Sea-Watch 3: A German Perspective

The video below is an appropriate follow-up to the previous post, which featured Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini discussing the Sea-Watch 3, a migrant-ferry vessel captained by a German woman that attempted to run the Italian blockade at the port of Lampedusa.

I’m especially impressed by the calm, objective reporting by the television reporter, as exemplified by his description of Mr. Salvini as “a loud-mouthed right-wing populist”.

Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

The report below from Politically Incorrect (also translated by MissPiggy) analyzes the above video and asks some pertinent questions about it:

What is the current role of the German press in human trafficking?

This past Thursday, the Sea-Watch 3 invaded Italian territorial waters, contrary to an explicit ban by the country’s government. The German professional tugboat captain Carola Rackete, now in Italian custody, had taken in “42 refugees rescued from distress at sea” off the Libyan coast to present herself to the world as a noble saviour. For this she needed a port of destination (or maybe not), but all European countries had refused her up until then. You read correctly: every European country, not only naughty Italy.

So on June 27th, with a grandstanding pose in front of the camera (0:21 min) she announces that she will enter the port of Lampedusa: “I will proceed into the port. Be informed! I will proceed into the port. Over.”

That’s just what a noble person from Germany does, who wants to serve as a role model for the world. The cameras for the show were provided by NDR [German taxpayer-funded TV], which was “embedded” on the Sea-Watch with two journalists. Why were they there, and since when? Just two of several questions that the critical observer has to ask himself. The NDR journalists had reported this previously from the Sea-Watch entering the Italian port:

From reporter Jonas Schreieck:

After pictures showing the unfortunate condition of the poor “refugees” (0:33 min), Schreieck says that the mood is tense, that nearby Lampedusa is, “only a stone’s throw away”, “was a glimmer of hope for the rescued”, but alas now the police are on board. Then the presenter of the programme adds that the Italian Minister of the Interior (Salvini) is known as a “loud-mouthed right-wing populist” and gave a speech full of rage.

The second reporter Nadia Kailouili in the video from June 27 2019 (from 0:31 min) says:

“Yes, the captain went into the territorial waters of Italy yesterday. She has had rescued people on board for more than 15 days now and since then has not received any promise from a European port to take the people to safety.” Kailouili also describes the contact with the Italian authorities as a deplorable condition of the poor “refugees”.

As you can see, the establishment’s reporting is right in line with Merkel’s state doctrine, no critical questions. However, we at PI News, as a non-mainstream news blog would have, liked to have an answer to the following questions:

1.   For how long have NDR journalists been at Sea-Watch? For how long was the stay planned, how long was it actually?
2.   Were they only there as a couple or with other employees (camera, sound) on board? How many in total?
3.   What was the reason that the NDR employees went on board?
4.   Were the circumstances of the “rescue” questioned (position of the damaged boat, why it became unseaworthy, cooperation of Sea-Watch with the human trafficking mafia)? If so, when will it be reported?
5.   Is/was the NDR aware that Interior Minister Salvini would probably have allowed the refugees ashore immediately if other European countries had agreed to accept them?
6.   How did the NDR journalists get onboard (helicopter, ship)?
7.   What was the cost of the transfer of the NDR team to Italy, and from there to the ship, as well as the entire stay (approximate information)?
 

We kindly ask the NDR to answer these questions. As usual, we will publish the answer unchanged and unabridged. But since we know that transparency and openness are not the strength of the NDR, we rather expect that the NDR will not answer us. Of course, the broadcaster knows about this article, because the employees regularly read along on our website. Furthermore, with the publication of this article, we also sent an email with the link to the NDR.

In addition, we would like to ask our readers to address some of the questions to the NDR in a slightly modified form. Should you receive an answer, we will be happy to publish it at PI News.

Contact Information:

Norddeutscher Rundfunk
Lutz Marmor (Intendant)
Rothenbaumchaussee 132
20149 Hamburg
Tel. 00 49 (040) 4156 – 0
Fax 00 49 (040) 44 76 02
E-Mail: ndr@ndr.de

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The False Narrative of a “Manhunt” in Chemnitz

Last August three young men were attacked by culture-enrichers in the eastern German city of Chemnitz, and one of the victims later died. There were mass demonstrations in response the following week. An antifa group used a brief video of a confrontation that took place during the demos, and mischaracterized what happened in it, claiming that it showed a “manhunt” of foreigners by right-wing extremists. The media eagerly ran with the story — the arbiters of German politics and culture are Wessis, and are always ready to look down on Ossis as backward racists.

The government took its cue from the media. Even Chancellor Merkel chimed in to condemn the “manhunt” in Chemnitz. When the president of the Office for the Protection of the Constitution, Hans Georg Maaßen, said that the intelligence services had no indication that any such manhunts had occurred, he was pressured into resigning his position.

Now, almost ten months later, the government of Angela Merkel has finally admitted that it got its information from the mainstream media, and had never done any actual investigation of the allegations about a “manhunt” in Chemnitz.

So at last there is a clear chain of custody for the false narrative about what happened in Chemnitz: It was manufactured by a far-left antifa group, accepted and amplified uncritically by the mainstream media, and then adopted equally uncritically by the federal government of Germany. A member of the government whose sense of integrity required that he tell the truth was forced out of his office, and the government officially stonewalled any questions about the narrative for many months afterwards.

The two videos below concern the eventual debunking of the Chemnitz narrative. The first shows a brief speech in the Bundestag by Ulrich Oehme, who represents Saxony for the AfD (Alternative für Deutschland, Alternative for Germany). Mr. Oehme draws the chamber’s attention to the government’s deliberate propagation of the false narrative on Chemnitz, and demands that Angela Merkel step down as chancellor.

The second video is a report by Epoch Times that gives a detailed description and a timeline of events between August 2018 and June 2019.

Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translations, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling.

Video 1: Dr. Merkel, Step Down!

Video 2: A Timeline of the False Narrative

Video transcript #1:

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The Show Trial

MC uses the upcoming trial of Tommy Robinson as a jumping-off point for a survey of the various tides that are currently at the flood in the affairs of men — at least, the affairs of men of the West.

The Show Trial

by MC

So the TOMMY show trial goes to a new episode in true Roland Freisler style, with the pseudo-fascist fuchsia pink ‘Conservative’ government making it all up as they go along, aided by a justice system who have lost sight of the need to be independent and to serve, all in the effervescent excitement of zealots of a new anti-hatey political religion.

The alt-right of Europe is described as ‘populist’, but I ask: is not populism supposedly at the heart of democracy?

Maybe the critics of ‘populism’ regard the supporters of populism as the great unwashed. Like any other religious fanatics, even political-religious fanatics, they have a name for those who do not believe as they do: Kuffar, yocks, goyim, shixas, left-footers — unbelievers all.

And Tommy Robinson is everything that the leftist pseudo-culture hates, a class system bounder who is clever if unsophisticated, a pleb who can tear holes in the warped opinions of the patricians of both the UK and European establishments.

If the aim is to go back to feudalism, then Tommy must be shut up. He cannot be allowed to embarrass his would-be betters — you know, those who believe that they KNOW best, and are thus self-entitled to inflict their perverted religion(s) on everyone else.

At the centre of Judaism and Christianity is the idea the each of us is individually accountable for our actions at the last judgement, but in this (new?) religion, one is judged at the whim of the reigning power-broker.

At the centre of Judaism and Christianity is a Law which applies to all, great and small. At the centre of this (new?) religion is a flexible opinion to which not only must one be seen to adhere, but for which one must also keep up with the changes as dictated by the hierarchy (to whom the laws don’t apply in the same way: “do as I say not as I do”).

Three little women now dominate the US Left. one is a poor little rich girl, another is a 9/11 apologist, and the other is an overt anti-Semite. These three curiosities, all from failed backgrounds, have one thing in common: they hold a virulent hatred for the white male. So “double, double toil and trouble.”

The white male built the USA as we currently know it, ably supported by the white female. The foundations of the USA are overwhelmingly white and overwhelmingly Judeo-Christian, and you cannot remodel the foundations of a building without seriously undermining any superstructure built upon it.

It is naïve to believe that the future of the USA (or any other Western country for that matter) can be ethnically re-engineered to conform to a new religious mythology of multicultural diversity.

The Religion of Peace has been making war against the unbeliever for 1400 years. Islam is the same now as it was yesterday, is today and will be forever. To believe that it has suddenly reformed is stupid in the extreme, and to try to lurve it into acquiescence is tantamount to doing the same thing time and time again and expecting a different result.

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Jörg Meuthen on the European Parliamentary Elections

Jörg Meuthen is the federal spokesman for the AfD (Alternative für Deutschland, Alternative for Germany) as well as a member of the European Parliament. In the following video from RT, Mr. Meuthen is interviewed about the results of the European parliamentary elections, in which the AfD gained 11% of the vote — not as much as hoped for, but a significant improvement over the previous election.

Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

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The Tide and Some Worms Have Turned, Part 3

Seneca III has decided to extend his report on the departure of Cousin Theresa and the European parliamentary elections to include a Part 3.

The Tide and Some Worms Have Turned

Part III — After-Action Report

by Seneca III

Resignation Redux

Theresa Mary May is no longer in the running for…

First: A headline:[1]

”POLICE CELEBRATE END OF MAY: ‘HER LEGACY ONE OF MISERY’, ‘COUNTRY LESS SAFE’, ‘OFFICERS WILL SHED NO TEARS’”

The article and particularly the comments are well worth a read. Also, a redux on the redux just to level the playing field…Hopkins is still the Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police![2], as Tommy Robinson has recently learned the hard way.

Second: Both the Irish and the Dutch released their exit poll details immediately but for some reason the UK could not or did not, or at least to the public. When she made her resignation statement May could well have had them, and possibly even the result of the election itself, which would have been the final straw that broke her will to remain and she chose to pass on the poison chalice. Had they been less promising to TBP then I suspect she would have hung on even longer.

In a strange way I found that situation comforting (and I was correct — the Tories finished fifth), because if the results were bad enough from her perspective to force her to chuck in the towel, they sure as hell will be good for the country and its future. There’s a way to go yet, of course, but the results do show that things are moving in the right direction (no pun intended).

Third: Guyana-born Gina Miller[3] initiated the 2016 R (Miller) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union court case against the British government over its authority to implement Brexit without approval from Parliament. One has to assume that she was actually dumb enough to believe Theresa May’s oft-repeated statement “No deal is better than a bad deal”, believing that it was a statement of genuine intent, and thus Miller contrived to block a fellow Remainer from carrying out her treacherous plan by handing authority over to parliament as a whole who, of course, have managed to turn this failed exercise in reverse democracy into the stalled debacle we have before us today. Thank you, Gina, history will record you as a glorious stumblebum who managed to stab herself in the back whilst trying to stab the UK in its heart; it will be remembered as the triumph of self-serving vainglory over astute political analysis.

And thanks again for trying to destroy the sovereignty of your adopted country which welcomed you with open arms. Gratitude does indeed have a very short half-life.

Fourth: The Tory leadership battle…

…could last up to and perhaps into the Summer Recess (20th July 2017 — 5th September 2017) which means that between now and 20th July they are going to be unable to propose, debate and pass any meaningful legislation through readings in both Houses. This presents an interesting possibility which is well worth examining, but first some background.

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The Tide and Some Worms Have Turned, Part 1

Seneca III is monitoring both the European parliamentary elections and the leadership crisis in the “Conservative” Party following Cousin Theresa’s resignation. He sends the first part of a report on these events; Part 2 will follow after the official results of the EP elections are announced.

The Tide and Some Worms Have Turned

Part I

by Seneca III

Thursday/Friday 23rd-24th May 2019

The Dutch exit polls may indicate that that Marxism triumphs yet again.

From POLITICO[1]:

The Dutch Labor Party of Frans Timmermans, the center-left candidate for European Commission president, is the unexpected winner of the European Parliament election in the Netherlands, according to an exit poll.

The party won five out of 26 seats with more than 18 percent of the vote, doubling its result compared to the last European election in 2014.

Rutte’s People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) rose from three seats in 2014 to four seats this time, according to the exit poll, while Baudet’s FvD enters EU politics with three seats.

Rutte congratulated Timmermans’ party. “The Labor Party has delivered an unbelievably good performance tonight,” he said. Of his own party’s result, he said the VVD has made “considerable progress.” He added: “It’s a fine result, but of course one would have preferred to be the biggest party.”

Asked whether he is happy the liberals came ahead of Baudet’s party, Rutte said it is good the Euroskeptic FvD is “not the largest.” He added: “Above all, I am very much in favor of a vision of Europe. There is still a great deal wrong with the EU, [but] in order to keep the Netherlands strong, you have to remain part of the EU, and this has, in any case, led to a profit for my party.”

FvD’s European lead candidate Derk Jan Eppink said that his party is “the biggest winner in the number of seats, we go from zero to three.” He also congratulated Timmermans on his victory.

The big loser was Geert Wilders’ far-right Freedom Party (PVV), which lost three of its four seats. The socialist-liberal Democrats 66 lost half of their votes, ending up with two seats. According to the exit poll, turnout was up: some 41.2 percent of eligible voters in the Netherlands cast a ballot, compared to 37.3 percent in 2014.

The Netherlands and the U.K. were the only EU countries to hold their part of the European Parliament election on Thursday. Official results will be released only on Sunday evening, after all 28 EU countries have voted.

[The PVV with only one seat? All is not well in the land of the Cloggies, but this raises another question: What’s going on here? Voters lying at the exit?

Whatever. Why can’t we publish the results of our exit poll in the UK but the Dutch can? Is it one rule for Europe and another for us, or Is it because the Marxist EU Presidential candidate Timmermans is purported to have won 5 of the 26 seats and the EU want to encourage more voting that way all around the Block rather than revealing our results which are highly likely to be the exact opposite.?

We shall see, but watch out, those of you in the patriotic EU countries voting on Saturday and Sunday — you are being stitched up as badly as we are.]

Friday 24th May 2019

Theresa Mary May, the Vidkun Quisling of the United Kingdom, announced at 1015 hours BST today that she is resigning as leader of the Conservative and Unionist Party on the 7th June. They must now elect a new leader.

[The election process is instigated by either the incumbent resigning or the Parliamentary Party passing a vote of no confidence. Such a vote is automatically triggered if the 1922 Committee receives demands for new leadership carrying the signatures of 15 per cent of Conservative MPs (currently 48).

The Conservative Party then uses a twofold system to select a new leader:

The Conservative Chief Whip (currently Julian Smith) receives nominations from party members.

If just one MP is nominated, they are automatically installed as party leader.

If multiple names are put forward, a ballot of Conservative MPs is held. The lowest-polling name is removed and another ballot is held. This continues on subsequent Tuesdays and Thursdays until just two nominees remain. These two nominees are then put to a ballot of the wider Conservative Party membership (150,000) with the winner becoming the new Conservative leader

Candidates will go head-to-head at hustings events around the country with their pitches to party members in the hope of winning their support.

A candidate achieving more than 50 per cent of the vote among Party members will be declared Leader of the Party.]

Analysis

May is now out of the running for:

Nevertheless, the worrying thing is that because of the convoluted nature of the Leadership election she could still be running the government for anything from two to six weeks until her replacement is elected.

She could do a lot of damage in that time, being the sort of person she is. What the country really needs is an impartial caretaker leader with only a limited mandate until the new leader is in place.

Saturday 25th May 2019

And in Eire: From The Daily Express[2] :

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Milo Speaks Truth to the Powerless

The fellow who went through the trouble of re-creating this event says:

The livestream of this was censored and, with it, the original sound of Milo’s mic was lost. I have reconstructed the sound from multiple sources and used my own video copy of the event.

Erste Konferenz der Freien Medien im Bundestag (The first conference on the free media in Bundestag) was an event organized by the AfD fraction in Berlin on May 11, 2019.

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Partial text of the speech is below the fold (hat tip WRSA).

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