German Region Thuringia Election Result Heralds The Collapse Of Germany

We have reported the growing likelyhood of an economic and social collapse in Germany both here and in our Daily Stirrer pages, but nothing has pointed towards that inevitable conclusion to Merkel’s mess and the accompanying disintegration of the European Union more strongly than the results of last weekends regional electioons for the state government of  Thuringia, a province in the north east of the country.

The near collapse of the two centrist parties, Angela Merkel’s CDU and the Social Democrats (SPD), which for decades dominated German politics, looks like a omen of what lies ahead in German politics and EU politics.

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A majority in Thuringia, ruled by the CDU since the early 1990’s until 2014 when Die Linke took over with the Social Democrats and the Greens, just voted against the centrist, Merkelist, grand coalition of standing for nothing but globalism and tighter EU integration.

Die Linke (a coalition of hard left Marxists and other left of centre extremists,) and Alternative for Germany (AfD) secured more than 54% of the total vote. Die Linke, the remnant of the East German Communist Party, and AfD, the new face of Eurosceptic nationalism, anti-immigration and fiscally responsible Germans, took first and second place ahead of Merkel’s CDU.

(source Wikipedia via  Thüringer Landesamt für Statistik – Thuringer statistics office)

Whereas in 2014, Die Linke formed a government with the SPD and the Greens, today they cannot, the grouping falls 4 seats short of a majority, and the Greens barely beat the 5% threshold for representation.  Had they not the coalition calculus would be unsolvable.

Merkel and the CDU, though they beat old rivals the SDP by a big margin will exclude themselves from the state government as the Europhile leadership categorically refuse to make a deal with AfD in any capacity, the sticking point being Merkel’s blinkered committent to her open doors immigration policy which has been the cause of so many of the country’;s social and economic problems.  It looks as if Turingia will be without an effective government for some time. The situation is just as bad in Brandenburg which voted in September and where the establishment has effectively blocked a coalition that contains the anti – EU Alternatif fur Deutschland.

This is becoming a trend in the EU where Spain, Belgium, Portugal and Italy are without effective governments because of undemocratic meddling in election results by Brussels.

In both German states, complex coalitions of incompatible parties will be needed the formation of any government and with at least four parties involved, to cobble together a majority on any controversial issue will be almost impossible because the only thing they agree on  is their refusal to collaborate with with AfD.  Lower Saxony will likely retain its current coalition between Merkel’s CDU, the SPD and the Greens after their election last month, although the demands of the Greens as their price for joining such a coalition, environmentalist reforms that will be ruinous for the local economy, are likely to be unacceptable to CDU and SDP representatives. .

These, and other recent regional election results in Germany all highlight the direction the country’s voters are moving, away from Brussels and Euro – Federalism and towards nationalism and a reclamation of national sovereignty. Voters are also repulsed by the mainstream party’s making impossible promises to everyone and reneging on them in order to advance “the European project,” by transforming the 27 member states into a federal republic, and against the Islamification of German society which is Merkel’s legacy.  As Alexander Mercouris of The Duran pointed out the other day, Merkel’s modus operandi is to hold the line on the status quo regardless of the social mayhem her policies are creating around her.

That has created a a situation where an illusion of stability and control is projected on the surface on the surface while is teetering on collapse with every new social development or item of economic news.

For years now, since the immigration crisis broke, the Hausfrau Volksfuhrer has been trying to keep the European project moving towards “ever closer integration” while ignoring domestic problems or pretending all bad news is just a “far right conspiracy theory.”  But in trying to keep things as they are in the world outside Germany, she’s let allowed Germany’s internal problems to run out of control.

Germany’s state elections this autumn in Germany have been not only been a a disaster for Merkel, they have also encouraged an upsurge in opposition to the EU central bureaucracy throughout Europe. Member states know that without German money propping up the EU, the organisation cannot survive. And with the UK, the second largest net contributor to EU funds after Germany about to leave, the burden has become unsupportable for the faltering German economy. And that is making thevpolitical situation even more unstable.

Look back to the aftermath of the 2017 national election and how hard it was for Merkel to put a ruling coalition together, leaving the EU’s most economically powerful member state without an effective government for over six months.  Some commentators predicted the end of Merkelism but somehow Merkel survived at the head of a fragile and unconvincing coalition The problems she’s facing now were just as acute then. but she chose to paper them over with yet another disastrous coalition with the Social Democrats and CSU.

What’s clear is that political opinions about the future of Germany are hardening away from the consensus politics Merkel’s Party and the SDP have been selling in fact the collapse of the SDP, once the default party of government is even more astounding than the decline of Merkel’s CDU.

The event most likely to trigger the collapse and fragmentation of Germany will be the failure of Deutschebank, the financial giant that, saddled with mountains of debt run up by the EU’s basket case economies, has been effectively insolvent for some time. There’s nothing quite as potent in destroying confidence than the failure of a major financial institutions, and in this case, when (not if,) the bank fails, the figer of blame will be pointed at the globalist government in Berlin.

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Wetherspoons Boss Slams Labour MP In Bad Tempered Clash

 


Tim Martin (right) looks terrified by the face Labour MP Jess Phillips plans to use as her sdecret weapon in the Miss Uglyverse pageant.

The Wetherspoons pub chain owner Tim Martin was involved in an incendiary exchage with economically and politically illiterate, unfuckable feminist gobshite Jess Phillips, the Labour MP for some immigrant – laden inner city shithole in the midlands on the BBC’s Politics Live today.

In a fiery clash with the far left Labour MP, Martin said he remained confident a no deal would give a massive boost for the UK economy, including the chance for Britons to pocket an extra £600 if no withdrawal bill is paid to the . He argued that leaving the bloc without a new arrangement would allow Britain to get rid of import tariffs, transforming the country into a “free trading nation.”

Speaking on BBC Politics Live, the pub chain boss said: “I think we’d be better off with no deal. As soon as you start off on day one having to pay out a bill of £40billion – that’s £600 per person, £60million for Liz and Jess’ constituencies – it’s not a good deal.

“We’d be £40billion better off, you can abolish tariffs which apply on over 12,000 products, things that people buy every day in the shops. You can regain control of fishing and you can encourage foreign businesses to invest here because you can be a free trading nation.”

But Mr Martin’s claims were not met with the approval of Labour MP Jess Phillips, a supporter of uncontrolled immigration and just about every other economically and socially damaging policy put forward by the university brainwashed idiots of Labour’s Maoist fringe,  who interrupted him as he made an argument against “attaching ourselves” to EU trading policies.

Rolling her eyes, Ms Phillips joined in saying: “Attaching ourselves to the biggest market in the world would be a folly. Honestly. I was being sarcastic.” Like most Labour MPs, Phillips is too stupid to understand the EU is not a market, it is 27 separate markets, many of them barely significant in global economic terms, and with which Britain has an enormous trade deficit.

Mr Martin defended his argument, agreeing that it would be a folly for Britain to remain too commercially close to Brussels “if you lose your democracy as a result.”  He is of course right, the anti democratic nature of the EU is documented in Yanis Varoufakis’ book “Adults In The Room – My Struggle With Europe’s Deep Establishment” in which the former Finance Minister of Greece describes how he, on behalf of his country, tried to take on the EU establishment, with disastrous results as we have all witnessed over the past few years.

Britain, the fifth largest economy in the world and a nation of over sixty million people, is a somewhat tougher target for the bullies of Brussels, even under the current government under Theresa the Appeaser, it would be impossible to crush us as little Greece, along with Ireland, Portugal and Cyprus have been crushed by Brussels bullies. In fact, once free of the EU’s suffocating bureaucracy and with a half decent leader in place, we would be free to trade with emerging economies like India, Nigeria, Brazil and Indonesia, as well as increasing our trade with the USA, Japan, Russia, Canada and Australia.

And those EU nations which do trade with us, notably Germany, France, Italy, spain and Poland don’t want to lose their British market. Brussels is obsessed with creating a European political superstate, EU members just want to trade freely.

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Big Brands, Big Meetings, Big Summits, but Modern Slavery Still Problem for UK

It’s rather ironic that while british lefties and liberals agonise over the use of several kinds of slave labour in the clothing and electronics sweatshops of South-east Asia and Africa, their American counterparts are still grizzling over a form of slavery that was abolished in their country 150 years ago, constantly whining about how people whose grand – parent were not born when the slaves were freed are still suffering because of the Atlantic slave trade, but happy (and some seem ecstatic but maybe that’s the drugs,) to walk around wearing their Adidas or Nike trainers, clothes from Primark or H&M, or their Apple iPhones or iPads, or Samsung Galaxies. The case is that anything you have which is made in China, India, Bangla Desh, Indonesia, Thailand, Nigerea, Ghana or any other third world nation that manufactures for the global brands propable uses indentured (i.e. slave) labour in some stages of the production chain.

Online fashion giant Asos hosted an event in Mauritius this month to discuss issues surrounding modern slavery in the retail industry, meanwhile the UK is holding a Modern Slavery Summit to see how law enforcement agencies can prosecute more perpetrators of human trafficking. Will thins help? Well judge for yourselves but who can forget the story of the Romanian girl sold to a crime network that trafficked girls to western Europe to work as prostitutes. She was free by do-gooderfuckers in the UK, only to be shipped back to Romania where the authorities handed her back to her father … who immediately sold her back to the traffickers. The stotu came to light when she was freed a second time. but back to the most notoriously reliant on slave labour, the fashion industry.

Brand executives from Adidas, Puma, zLabels, Woolworths and Whistles which all manufacture goods in Mauritius, met anti-slavery lobby groups including the International Labour Organization, the Ethical Trading Initiative and Anti Slavery International and agreed that ‘something needed to be done. So they decided to have a few more meetings. Asos was the first online fashion business to sign up to the Global Framework agreement which aims to improve working conditions for 50 million people, making a public commitment to eradicate slavery from its supply chains but is rather vaguer about how it will achieve its aims.

Valter Sanches, General Secretary of IndustriALL, a federation of trade unions representing 70 milion people globally, said, “This agreement provides mechanisms and standards to empower our unions to safeguard workers’ rights across ASOS’ global supply chain. The GFA deepens our relationship with ASOS, and is an important step for supply chain industrial labour relations.”ASOS has long been committed to protecting the human rights of those who work in its
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It’s all good PR to be sure, but while the big brands will use it to polish their image, will it actually make any difference in the sweat shops of the third world.?

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US States back Laws Gagging Opposition To GM Crops.

With little notice, more than two dozen state U.S.  legislatures have passed corporate – friendly “seed-preemption laws” designed to block counties and cities from adopting their own rules on the use of seeds, including bans on GMOs. Opponents say that there’s nothing more fundamental than a seed, and that now, in many parts of the country, decisions about what can be grown have been taken out of local control and put solely in the hands of the state.

Critics of the GM seed lobby say this move has come as a result of unethical activity by lobbyists employed by a monopolistic cartel of biotech giants whose influence over agricultural policy in the US government is definitely not in the public interest

“This bill should be viewed for what it is — a gag order on public debate,”  Kristina Hubbard, director of advocacy and communications at the Organic Seed Alliance, a national advocacy group, and a resident of Montana said. Montana, along with Texas, Oregon, Californisa and Colorado and many other states passed a seed-preemption bill this year, thus removing from voters the  right to decide what kind of food will be sold in shops they use, and handing it to politicians and indirectly to the corporate lobbyists who bribe them.

“This thinly disguised attack on local democracy can be easily traced to out-of-state, corporate interests that want to quash local autonomy,” Hubbard added

Seed-preemption laws are part of a legislative campaign by industrial agriculture (Big Food), including ag-gag laws passed in several states that legally prohibit outsiders from photographing farms, and “right-to-farm” laws that make it easier to snuff out complaints about animal welfare, and of course the usual demands from corporate business, unthinkingly backed by the university brainfucked humandroids who call themselves the left. The seed laws, critics say, are a related thrust meant to protect the interests of agro-chemical companies, by banning laws which require foods containing material from GM crops to be clearly labelled, so depriving consumers of a choice about whether they eat this shite or not.

Foods containing GM matter are currently banned in the European Union, and though the EU bureaucracy and some national governments have tried to overturn this, strength of public opinion has blocked any change. Politicians, academics and media luvvies have as usual described the mass opposition as being due to the “scientific ignorance of the masses,” who believe eating GM foods will lead to babies being born with two heads.  It is such hubris that has led the complete breakdown of trust between the general population and the establishment. Few people believe eating GM food will be harmful in the short term, but having already seen the effects in increased costs and reduced quality of modern intensive farming techniques, they are very suspicious of any move to hand control of the food supply to global corporations. The derailment of Barack Obama’s two “free trade” policies, TPP and TTIP

Some politicians in the U.S.A. and European Union have even talked of banning the planting of natural seed and only allowing food crops to be grown from GM seed. This would of course hand control of the food supply for humans and animals to a small group of corporate giants whose track records on ethical issues are very dubious. but it gets worse.

Nearly every seed-preemption law so far enacted in the USA borrows language from a 2013 model bill drafted by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). The council is “a pay-to-play operation where corporations buy a seat and a vote on ‘task forces’ to advance their legislative wish lists,” essentially “voting as equals” with state legislators on bills, according to The Center for Media and Democracy. ALEC’s corporate members include the Koch brothers as well as some of the largest seed-chemical companies — Monsanto, Bayer, and DuPont — which want to make sure GMO bans, like those enacted in Jackson County, Oregon, and Boulder County, Colorado, don’t become a trend.

 In Oregon, the bill blocking anti – GM laws was greenlighted in 2014 after Monsanto and Syngenta spent nearly $500,000 fighting a GMO ban in Jackson County. Monsanto, Dow AgroSciences, and Syngenta spent more than $6.9 million opposing anti-GMO rules in three Hawaiian counties, and thousands more in campaign donations. (These companies are also involved in mergers that, if approved, would create three seed-agrochemical giants.) Now ask yourselves this question: ‘If GM biotech produce was so good, why would the corporations that profit from it have to work so hard to overcome opposition?’

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Corrupt Labour Politician Baroness Scotland To Give Anti – corruption Lecture.

The latest post in our occasional series titled You Couldn’t Make It Up

Most gobsmacking news today from the anti – establishment news desk, a bunch of hypocritical left wing turds calling themselves  Transparency International have chosen as the best person to deliver their “Annual Anti-Corruption Lecture” next week, none other than the bung seeking, expenses fiddling, bent contract awarding Labour peer, Baroness Scotland will be giving the talk, discussing how important it is “to champion integrity, increase public awareness on the adverse impact of corruption, and promote appreciation of how important it is that the UK acknowledges the pressing need to tackle corruption within its own borders”.

Transparency International admit it’s a slightly odd choice given the crook and liar Baroness Scotland has been mired in a sleaze scandal of her own, including claiming £307 expenses for a toilet seat and was outed by Guido Fawkes blog as having claimed MP’s educational allowance to cover school fees for her grown up children.. They say:

“We are aware that since then a number of allegations have been made against Baroness Scotland and our Annual Lecture will provide the ideal opportunity for her to respond directly to those claims, as well as allowing members of the public and press to raise any questions they may wish to ask.”

Other scandals involving Baroness Scotland include abuses of her office when she was attorney General and reveal how she waived procurement practices in order to award a £90,000 ‘crony capitalism’ contract to a close friend and associate. Just days after taking office, Scotland instructed staff to hire her fellow Labour peer Lord Patel as a consultant to produce a review of the department.

Scotland and Patel have been friends for years and she has previously described him as her “partner in crime”. The leaked memo below (h/t Guido Fawkes), an makes clear the arrangement is at the behest of Scotland, the oficial who drafted it uses the phrase “following your instructions”  to cover his own arse and requires them to “seek a waiver from the Secretariat’s preferred procurement practices”. The job was not advertised to other bidders, the recruitment process was waived so it could be given to her “partner in crime”.

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The contract is with Patel’s company KYA Global. Its only directors are Patel and his wife – the company appears to have no website or online or physical presence. The sums of money are huge – the company was paid £30,000-a-month out of the public purse. The contract was signed by Baroness Scotland herself.

It is utterly astounding, even in the weird and whack world of corrupt, dishonest, money grubbing, expenses troughing, see-their-sons-and-daughters-to-anyone  Labour politicians that such a blatantly corrput individual should be asked to deliver an anti corruption lecture. Being a greedy, corrupt, lying, palm greasing, easily bribed hypocrite is an essential qualification for those who want to get on in left wing politics.

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TTIP on the Brink of Failure: EU ‘Frustrated’ By US Refusal To Accept Conditions It Insists Europe Must Accept

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), which has been pushed by the Obama Administration and the European Union’s ruling bureaucratic dictatorship, looks increasingly close to being abandoned as public opposition to it mounts in both Europe and the USA.. The EU negotiators are frustrated by American intransigence in refusing to grant the EU access to US markets, while demanding the removal of all obstacles of all obstacles to American goods being dumped in European markets. It is now becoming apparent that the potential deal should always have been a non starter, as the business culture of European countries and the US have little in common, German business newspaper Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten (DWN) wrote.

Referring to the website EUobserver, the newspaper noted that EU negotiators have become frustrated about the deal and don’t believe in the success of the TTIP anymore.

The main problem is fundamentally different visions of the US and the EU about the nature of the agreement.

“The US is pressuring the EU to roll back environmental and health standards as part of a free trade deal,” EU observer wrote. “The US also wants to keep the current arbitration system that allows corporations to sue governments for perceived loss of profits.”

According to DWN, the US is playing hard, making “unacceptable” demands and trying to bully EU negotiators. US attempts to talk up the non existent threat to the EU from Russia should the deal fail have angers the EU side and contributed to growing “frustration among Member States”. Russia will be very happy to see the deal fail as that would open the way for closer economic ties between the EU and the Russian Federation.

Several clauses in TTIP have sparked controversy as critics fear they will allow global orporations to overturn national laws (as has happened in Canada which signed a similar  trade treaty with the US some years ago.) These fears are exacerbated by secrecy surrounding the negotiations and the power they could give to international corporations at the expense of small and medium-sized businesses.

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War Famine plague and all that …

It is no secret that “news” media in the developed world is owned by a few corporate empires whose ultimate owners’ are financial operators whose reach extends into manufacturing, extraction industries, big agriculture and food, healthcare and even, through networks of patronage and influence, into politics.

In terms of revenue genaerated the news and entertainment corporations are small fry but so long as they are the information source of choice for the majority these businesses punch above their weight in terms of social impact. An ill – informed population is a compliant population and the purpose of mainstream media, once to educate and inform is now to distract, deceive and direct away from the real issues towards trivialities and gossip and ensure most people are are sufficiently dumbed down and diverted from the real issues, by feeding you pointless irrelevant social trivia.

As long as we (the majority of us) are distracted, we will be unable to organize, get involved, protest or seek change, which is exactly what corporate media wants, and is exactly where they have you. You don’t think so? Answer the following questions:

We have been at war in Afghanistan for over 13 years, there are no British combat troops active now but we still have a presence; why? What are we fighting for? Who are we fighting? How many people under 35 can even find Afghanistan on a map after 13 years of war? What are the Taliban all about?

How about Iraq, America’s war? Most Americans cannot find Iraq on a world map, can you? British, European and American combat troops withdrew from Iraq but now are on the point of returning as Islamic state forces advance? Why did we go to war in Iraq and overthrow the dictator Saddam if we werren’t prepared to go the distance? Who are we fighting in Iraq? What do they want? What do we hope to achieve? Who TF are the Daesh?

How about Syria? Who are we fighting? Who are the ISIL? Who are the Alawi? Who or what is ISIS? What do they want? Are we with or against Assad? Why are we helping Al-Qaeda in their effort to overthrow Assad? how do Syriac Christians fit into the picture and what is a Syriac Christian anyway?

Let’s look at Libya? Why did we (the FUKUS axis -France, the United Kingdom and the United States) bomb it daily for seven consecutive months? Why did we engage in a regime change campaign when there was no regime in waiting to replace the one we overthrew? Why did we support Muammar Gadaffi, then help kill him? Why did our leaders allow Libya, the most prosperous state in Africa under Gadaffi to become a lawless, chaotic, failed state after we bombed them to save them from an oppressive dictator?

How about Egypt? Who is the current dictator of Egypt and why do we support a dictator? How do we support him?

How about Russia? Most people in the NATO states do not have a clue that we are now very close to a war with Russia, but then again most people never saw World War I or World War 2 coming either. Why do we now have troops in the all the Baltic States on the border with Russia? Why are we installing missiles close Russia’s border? What or where is Kaleningrad?

Where is the Ukraine in relation to the USA or EU? What is the relationship between Ukraine and Russia?

How many military bases does Russia have outside Russia? How many military bases does the US have outside of its borders?

Why did the USA spend 5 billion dollars promoting unrest and engineering a coup against a democratically elected government in the Ukraine and why did the EU support it? Why did the foul mouthed neocon US ambassador, Victoria Nuland say, and what did she mean, when she so eloquently said: “F… the EU”? Why do media continue to present Barack Obama as the peacemaker and joybringer when his administration is the most right wing and hawkish the USA has had on everything except gay related issues.

OK, we haven’t even touched on famine and plague, but do you see my point? These foreign policy failures cost billions of £$€ and continue to cost western taxpayers at a time when systemic debt and ongoing current account deficits are hamstringing efforts to recover from the 2008 economic crash and trashing jobs and lifestyles. And all the time the media feeeds us celebrity chit chat, animal stories, junk science (how many breakthroughs in the war on cancer were announced last month) and scare stories.

Switch to new media, feed your inner sceptic.