Government Introduces The Free Speech Police Rapid Response Unit

The British government, which has been signalling its intention to abolish free speech and press freedom since the last Labour government (1997 – 2010) tried to declare debate on climate change policy a criminal act, and has intensified its efforts under The Conservatives since the 2016 ‘Brexit’, has this week launched a new agency dedicated to suppressing “alternative news” websites and those publishing ‘off – message’ opinions …

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Trannies and Feminists fall out over changes to UK’s Gender Recognition Act

by Arthur Foxake
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Gay Pride – not as united as they’s like you to think (Photo: Reuters)

Proposed changes to the Gender Recognition Act (GRA) which would make transitioning from one gender to another easier, which will make lefties who claim gender is a social construct happy, and encourage fuckwit schoolteachers who want to teach four year olds that they should change sex, but it has put feminist groups at odds with leaders of the British Snip and Tuck association .

British law currently requires a medical diagnosis of gender dysphoria and that the applicant has lived as their preferred gender for two years. They must then undergo a psychological assessment by a panel of medical experts. The person seeking sex change treatment also has to pay a fee of £140 before they can obtain a gender recognition certificate.

Trans ‘rights’ campaigners are demanding that process be made less difficult by introducing the concept of ‘self-identification’ which would essentially allow them to obtain the certificate just by self-identifying as one gender or another, without all the medical assessments and bureaucracy, and then simply present themselves at the nearest national Health Service hospital and demand expensive surgery and hormone treatments paid for by us poor taxpayers, because human rights.

Feminist groups are vehemently opposed to the demand (which exposes the lie of the Gay Prode movement that all sexual minrorities and the three o twenty – six or ninety – two (or whatever number they pulled out of the hat this week,) are solid in support of each other. The more traditional feminists say that a self-identification law could be abused and could even put women at risk if any person could enter a women-only space and claim to be a woman.

They say their concern is for the safety of women and girls, and they are not denying rights to trans people. Some trans activists, however, say that the feminist groups are “transphobic” and perpetuating discriminatory rhetoric.

Lovely to see all these left wing extremist bigots falling out among themselves.

One activist at a protest in Newcastle told Sky News that “no one has the right to tell you how to identify, that is up to you. These [feminist] groups, they sit and perpetuate hateful rhetoric.”  Well there’s nothing like a self pitying whine to alienate people from your cause.

Feminist campaigner Dr Heather Brunskell-Evans, who has written a book on transgender children, told the news outlet that she was “absolutely shocked at the level of vitriol and the level of silencing” being attempted by the trans activists. “Even asking for a discussion is considered transphobic,” she said.

We agree, wile the gays, bisexuals and lesbians can be mildly irritating when they bang on about their rights, the chicks with dicks are a truly obnoxious, self centered, whining, self pitying bunch of (wannabe) cunts.

Sharp Rise In Fake Science Publications Embarrasses Germany

Over 5,000 research scientists working in German universities and other higher education institutes have published their research findings in journals run by quasi-scientific publishers, according to a media report released on Thursday.

When researchers publish their results in a scientific journal, it is anticipated that their research theory, scope, assumptions, exclusions, method and data have been subjected to rigorous scrutiny by other scientists in the field in a process known as peer review. Though in recent years the per review  process has been discredited because of the operation of an old boy network in academic research, the system if properly executed acts as a form of quality control, ensuring that studies are scientifically sound before being released to the public.

Quasi-scientific publishers, however, carry out little to no review of the articles (a system known as pal review, you get your pal to say nice things about your research, in return you say nice things about the results of his next project) and often publish the articles soon after receiving them, according to research carried out by German public broadcasters NDR and WDR as well as German news magazine Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin.

The publishers approach scientists and companies around the world, encouraging them to publish their work in one of their journals. The researchers then pay to have their article or study published in one of these journals where it appears within a few days.

The report found that some 400,000 researchers worldwide have used these scientifically dubious journals — knowingly or inadvertently — to publish their work.

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Scale of Modern Slavery in Britain Revealed in Shocking Report

In 2014 Britain’s Home Office suggested there were 13,000 victims in the UK, a figure described at the time by the National Crime Agency as “tip of the iceberg.” The latest 2018 Global Slavery Index confirms the comment by the NCA was true.

The scale of modern slavery in Britain is much higher than previously thought with more than 136,000 people treated as slaves and almost half of the victims are children, according to the latest 2018 Global Slavery Index.

“We cannot sit back while millions of women, girls, men and boys around the world are having their lives destroyed and their potential extinguished by criminals seeking a quick profit.” Mr. Andrew Forrest, Founder of the Walk Free Foundation said.

The 2018 Global Slavery Index (GSI) is the most comprehensive study on the issue that’s ever been published and measures the extent of modern slavery in individual countries and the steps governments are taking to respond to this issue and the steps they’re taking to end it.

An important finding is that the prevalence of modern slavery is higher than previously thought in wealthier countries.

E.U. Fines Google $5 Billion for Abusing It’s Dominant Position

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The European Union yesterdays imposed on Google and it’s parent company Alphabet Inc. the long awaited $5 billion for “denying rivals a chance to innovate” through the way it installs apps and plug ins on it’s Android operating system which is the user interface for most smart phones and tablet computers.

“Google has used Android as a vehicle to cement the dominance of its search engine. These practices have denied rivals the chance to innovate and compete on the merits,” claimed EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager. “They have denied European consumers the benefits of effective competition in the important mobile sphere.” and concluding, “Google now has to stop it.”

Google predictably disagreed with the verdicts, and reportedly intends to appeal against the fine.

“Android has created more choice for everyone, not less,” declared Google in a statement. “A vibrant ecosystem, rapid innovation and lower prices are classic hallmarks of robust competition.” That’s complete bollocks of course. Unlike Linux, the open source operaing system on which it is based, Android is as much proprietary software as its main rival, Apple’s iOS.

Last year, Google faced a fine of up to $9 billion from the EU following a seven-year investigation into the company, however, they ended up paying $2.72 billion.

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The Best Brexit Option

As the Conservative and Labour Parties tear themselves apart over Brexit, I frequently see and hear people in mainstream media touting as their preferred EU exit outcome one of three options. These are:

Teresa May’s Chequers proposal

A No deal Brexit

Scrap the referendum result and stay in the EU

Of these, the only realistic option is no deal, which, in spire of the forecsts of economic doom and the scaremongering of the Remain camp and the EU itself has been the only viable option since the day after the referendum, when EU officials including Jean – Claude Drunkard and Guy Verhofshit started talking about ‘punishing the UK’ for voting to leave.

As two prominent Leave supporting economists, Roger Bootle and Liam Halligan have recently explained in their newspaper columns, a “no deal” scenario is absolutely fine, it will not mean British companies cannot trade with the EU, but that in future we will trade under the conditions applying to members of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

Those conditions are similar to EU conditions but do not restrict our ability to trade with non EU nations on mutually agreed terms rather than terms imposed by Brussels, and has the added advantage of leaving no residue from our current relationship with the EU, granting the UK freedom to determine its own domestic and international economic policy. Just like every developed country in the world, outside Europe.

There will be a cost to it to leaving in this way. Trading with the EU would not be as frictionless as it is today. There would be tariffs when selling goods to the EU averaging 3.5%. Exporters would have to register their goods before exporting and 2% of consignments would be subject to customs inspections at the border.

But the cost would be small and more than outweighed by the boost to trade with non EU nations freedom from EU bureaucracy will give. As Bootle pointed out, as WTO members the EU and the UK have treaty obligations to ensure frictionless trade. The practical increase in friction would be minimal. Economist Graham Gudgin and businessman John Mills estimated the cost of the additional obstructions to be around 1% of total UK-EU export costs.

Trading on WTO terms is a well-trodden path. We already trade with most of the non-EU world in this way and indeed, very successfully. More successfully than we trade with the EU, with which we have an enormous trade deficit due to our exporting industries being geared to trading outside the EU.

Other complications like flights could be agreed in a memorandum of understanding, allowing current arrangements to continue until alternative arrangements were made. The remain camp have tried to suggest British people will not be able to travel freely in Europe after Brexit. This is one of their most outrageous lies. I was just old enough to travel widely when we entered the EU in January 1973 and never found any difficulty in having to present my passport at borders.

In exchange for the small loss to our trade with the EU — the part that’s less important, is proportionately shrinking and on which we earn a huge deficit — there would be a large gain in regard to the non-EU part — the part that’s more important, is growing and on which we earn a substantial surplus.

After no deal, Theresa May’s Chequers fudge is the next best option, though worse that trying to reverse the referendum result at this stage, or remaining in the EU on unfavourable terms.

May’s half – in, half – out proposal is worse than EU membership, the only redeeming feature being it gets us out of the EU, which opens the possibility of acting unilaterally to sever remaining ties at a later date.

“No-deal” isn’t the best possible outcome though. That would be an FTA with the EU, similar to the one they have with Canada. Amusingly, the EU has already offered this and, in her bid to become a contender in the most incompetent Prime minister ever contest, May rejected it.

Talk about looking a gift horse in the mouth.

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Ireland Set To Become First Country To Totally Dump Fossil Fuels

 

The Irish have a reputation for stupidity. They are, taken as a whole, no more stupid than the English, French, Germans or any other nation. I’ve known many Irish people who are highly intelligent and very well educated. My wife is Anglo – Irish, born in England to Irish parents, one half of the family are very cultured, the less said about the other half the better.

Now and again however, Ireland as a nation seems to be seized by an urge to prove there is truth in those old jokes about the thick Irishman. One such occasion was when they elected a leftie, globalist shirtlifter as their Prime Minister.

And now they have apparently let that clown lead them in anm attempt to totally destroy their country’s always fragile economy. They are going back to donkey carts for transport and will use turn fires for cooking and heating their homes.

This report by
Jessica Corbett for The AntiMedia
explains the latest politically correct insanity.

Climate activists across the globe celebrated Thursday after the lower house of the Irish legislature passed a divestment bill with support from all parties, effectively ensuring that Ireland will become the first nation in the world to fully divest public money from the fossil fuel industry.

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“This week, packed with divestment announcements from churches, universities, and now the first full divestment by a national government, is sending a clear signal that breaking the ties with fossil fuel companies is becoming the new norm: investing in them is no longer economically viable nor morally right,” responded Nicolò Wojewoda of 350.org Europe. “The only way to meaningfully address the climate crisis is to stop funneling money into the fossil fuel industry and instead to support the momentous rise of renewable energy.”

“The groundswell that’s been building around the planet for divestment derives its power from everyone working together toward the same end. It’s all one big fight. And we’re winning more and more of that fight,” declared 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben.

“Irish activists have done amazing work to make this happen—I’ve watched with awe as activists from environmental groups and the Catholic social justice movement have transformed the debate in the country,” McKibben added, turning to Twitter to highlight a few key groups:

It seems these green idiots have not heard of Germany’s green energy disaster, Denmark’s wind power crisis or Spain’s solar screwup or Portugal’s wave power Waterloo. Green energy does not work, the power it generates is intermittent, which is not suitable to supply the consistent currents required by the baseload.