Farage Shredded By Welsh Ministry Of Truth Newsman?

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Welsh TV reporter shredding Nigel Farage is the best interview you’ll watch today

An obscure far – left website https://inktank.fi reported that while campaigning for the European Parliament elections  in Wales, Nigel Farage was confronted by a BBC Wales reporter, Arwyn Jones, who asked him a question about Brexit, which you’d expect would be easy to answer:

A video clip of the exchange is going slightly viral on far – left, anto democracy sites such as Facebook and Twitter, with opponents of Brexit claiming Farage was ‘shredded’ by the reporter because he could not answer the question, “Can you name one WTO member nation that does not have a trade deal?

Of course Farage didn’t answer, how could anyone answer such a stupid question posed by an idiotic reporter working for an ogranisation tasked by The Fourth Reich’s ruling bureaucracy in Brussels and their puppets in Westminster  with presenting pro – EU propaganda as news. A quick count suggests the WTO has 170 member (give or take a few to allow for counting errors on my part, many of which are island nations with very small population and some of which few of us have ever heard. Eswatini anyone? Apparently, according to the WTO membership list, Eswatini is a WTO member.

(What? No I hadn’t heard of it either until I looked up the list of WTO members.)
Who knows if Eswatini has a trade deal? Who cares?

And who knew Tonga, (pop 100,000 spread across 36 islands) does not have a trade deal with anybody, not even nearby (well less than 1000 miles away) New Zealand, mainly because the Tongan economy is largely non – monetary. Their main sources of foreign exchange are payments from Britain, Australia and New Zealand, a small tourist industry (only the most intrepid would tracel so far to a place with so little to offer,) and remittances to family members from Tongans working overseas. They have no exports.

I only know this because I am at home on my computer with Wikipedia and Britannica Online at my fingertips. Almost every nation on the planet is now a member of the WTO, why would anyone know off the cuff the foreign trade policies of all of them. What is worthy of note is that no EU member states have trade deals either with each other, non EU trading partners or indeed the EU itself. They are bound by EU rules but those do not constitute a trade deal, free or otherwise. The EU itself is a member of the WTO and as its rules demand that member states surrender political sovereignty over trade policy to Brussels, not only the UK, but Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Poland, Netherlands and the rest of the member states cannot have any independent trade deals

But the item is reassuring in a way. If the Remainers are so far up shit creek with their efforts to get the Referendum overturned or Article 50 revoked they are celebrating imbecility, there’s hope for Brexit yet.

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Bombshell: Facebook co-founder says it’s ‘time to break up’ the social media giant

In an opinion piece for The New York Times Chris Hughes, the co – founder of Facebook has called for scandal – plagued the social media and data theft behemoth to be broken up and lambasted the “staggering” and “unchecked” power of his former friend and co – founder, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in a lengthy and searing critique of Zuckerberg’s amoral, and often illegal behaviour at the helm of the social media corporation.

Hughes co-founded Facebook with Zuckerberg in a Harvard dorm room in 2004 and watched “in awe” as the company grew over the last 15 years — but said he now feels a “sense of anger and responsibility” about how all-powerful and out-of-control the social media giant has become under the management of the increasingly power – crazed CEO.

Lashing out at the company, Hughes wrote in the NYT piece that Zuckerberg’s power and influence goes “far beyond that of anyone else in the private sector or in government.” People may think that is sour grapes, but Hughes has no reason to be bitter,  his time at Facebook made him a fortune estimated in the region of $500 million and he left of his own volition, having been quoted as saying, “ “Working with Mark is very challenging,” says Hughes. “You’re never sure if what you’re doing is something he likes or he doesn’t like. It’s so much better to be friends with Mark than to work with him.”

He has also said he thinks more of Zuckerberg’s friends who were involved in the creation of Facebook, most of whom he’s still in touch with, have left Zuckerberg’s empire in part because, like him, they got fed up with the CEO’s unpredictable and megalomaniacal behaviour.

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Mark Zuckerberg on ethics (Picture via Sott.net)

“Working with Mark is very challenging,” says Hughes. “You’re never sure if what you’re doing is something he likes or he doesn’t like. It’s so much better to be friends with Mark than to work with him.”

In the article Hughes criticizes Facebook over “sloppy privacy practices,” “violent rhetoric and fake news,” and the “unbounded drive to capture ever more of our time and attention.” “It’s not that Zuckerberg is a bad person,” he writes, but “he’s human” and his focus on growth has “led him to sacrifice security and civility for clicks.”

There are many who would argue with the statement that Zuckerberg is human, given his robotic performances in front of members of the US Congress, UK Parliament and European Union regulators, biologically he may appear human but there is something misssing in his make up that renders him unable to understand why people might object to his company sharing users’ illegally obtained personal data with any organisation willing to pay for it.

Hughes also bemoans the fact that the obsessive workaholic Zuckerberg controls three core communications platforms (Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp) and says that lack of competition, market or government regulation is a major problem. If a competitor crops up, Zuckerberg can simply choose to shut it down “by acquiring, blocking or copying it” in the manner it did with the Instagram and WhatsApp mergers. “There is no precedent for [Zuckerberg’s] ability to monitor, organize and even censor the conversations of two billion people.” Hughes warns.

It does not stop there, the article also reveals that Zuckerberg alone can decide how to configure Facebook’s algorithms to determine what people see in their News Feeds, what privacy settings they can use and even which messages get delivered.

Hughes also worries that Zuckerberg has “surrounded himself with a team that reinforces his beliefs instead of challenging them.” He believes that neither Facebook’s offer to appoint a “privacy czar” or the expected Federal Trade Commission (FTC) fine of $5 billion will be enough to rein in the corporate tyrant who heads Facebook.

The answer lies in more government regulation of technology companies’ activities and increased market competition through breaking up Zuckerberg’s empire into separate, competing organisations Hughes says. The lack of competition means that “every time Facebook messes up, we repeat an exhausting pattern: first outrage, then disappointment and, finally, resignation.”

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Facebook Steps Up Censorship in Britain, Bans Populist News Site

Facebook continues its agenda of scrubbing its platform of populists and Islam critics in Britain, “unpublishing” the page of right-leaning news website Politicalite and suspending its editor-in-chief for a post supporting Tommy Robinson.
Breitbart News previously covered Google’s decision to suspend advertising services to Politicalite, and Facebook’s suspension of the site’s page amid a crackdown on supporters of Tommy Robinson following the release of “Panodrama,” Robinson’s undercover exposure of bias at the BBC. PayPal also recently suspended service to the website.

Last week, Breitbart News covered the takedown of posts linking to a Politicalite story from British Yellow Vest activist James Goddard. Now censorship against the populist website on Facebook continues

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May hoping Unicorns Will Come Along And Save Her Government

Watch television news (BBC, ITV or Sky) or read the news online or in print and you might get the impression that Theresa May has seen off her critics in the Conservative Party and everything inthe political village and the country is hunky – dory as she heads off to Brussels to sign her sellout deal with the EU and bring to an end 1200 years of British sovereignty – or 1600 years if you count from when the Romans left rather than when we became nations rather than a bunch of squabbling tribes.

It is all fake news of course, well what else would you expect from mainstream media. The so – called Gang Of Five, the government ministers who want her to change the draft agreement with the EU have not given up, the DUP have not meekly fallen into line, the Labour Party have not accepted that being ruled by Brussels as an EU vassal state is the  best outcome. Labour, the DUP, and the Scottish National Socialists have some experienced political players in their ranks and they are waiting to see if the EU accepts the deal (current news is the Bastards of Brussels are now demanding even more concessions, with perfidious Gaul claiming access for their marine environment destroying factory fishing vessels to British territorial waters and Spain expecting May to cave in as she caved in to Dublin over the Irish border issue, and hand over Gibraltar.

And if Theresa the Appeaser does not give in again the EU will not sign the deal, and if she gives in again it can only strengthen the case of those aiming to bring her down. As things stand there is no chance of it getting through The House of Commons.

As her dream of thwarting Brexit flounders (she has always been a rabid remainer,) and moresenior members of her government threaten resignation if major changes to the agreement cooked up by UK civil servants and Brussels bureaucrats according to political sources,  Prime Minister May is reportedly going all in on what one lawmaker described as the “unicorn fantasy island” solution: Replacing the Irish backstop (perhaps the most contentious aspect of her 585-page draft agreement) with a commitment to find a “technological solution” that would avoid the return of a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, according to the Sun and the Financial Times.


Thersea May looking paranoid (picture: The Sun)

According to a Sky News report, the introduction of a commitment to find “technological solutions” might be enough to win over a few Brexiteer Tories by helping to assure them  that the UK would not find itself trapped in the customs union indefinitely following Brexit. However, serious doubts remain about whether the technology even exists to carry this out, the EU having illogically insisted that the solution currently used without difficulty on borders with norway and Switzerland wil not work for Ireland . May reportedly pledged to explore adding the technology clause during talks Monday night with Ian Duncan Smith, Lord Trimble, Lord Lilley and Owen Paterson. In theory, technology would allow the EU and UK to maintain a “soft border” in Northern Ireland even if the two sides fail to agree a trade deal.

May is scheduled to travel to Brussels on Wednesday to finalize the draft plan and also hammer out details of the accompanying political agreement (which is also facing some complications related to France and Spain, which are pushing additional demands (sic) over and above those included in the draft).

If she can’t secure a workable agreement and get it through parliament, it’s likely that a summit set for Sunday will be cancelled, and the European Union will begin contingency planning for a hard Brexit.

Media Transfixed In Horror By Toy Bombs While Destroying Lives With Real Ones

by Caitlin Johnston at Medium

Media headlines have been dominated for the last two days by the news that pipe bombs are being sent to Democratic Party elites and their allies, a list of whom as of this writing consists of Bill and Hillary Clinton, Barack and Michelle Obama, Joe Biden, George Soros, Maxine Waters, Eric Holder, Robert De Niro, and the CNN office (addressed to former CIA Director John Brennan who actually works for NBC). As of this writing nobody has been killed or injured in any way by any of these many explosive devices, and there is as of this writing no publicly available evidence that they were designed to. As of this writing there is no evidence that the devices were intended to do anything other than what they have done: stir up fear and grab headlines.

And of course it is a good thing that nobody has been hurt by these devices. [ … ]

former British diplomat Craig Murray tweeted:

Apparently some Acme comedy bombs mailed to a number of extremely rich people, which thankfully did not hurt anybody at all, are infinitely more newsworthy than the real bombs which maim and destroy children in Yemen on an industrial scale.

It is good that Barack Obama was never sent anything resembling the 26,171 bombs that his administration dropped in the final year of his presidency, for example. [ … ] People would have been killed and badly injured if anyone had been sent anything like those kinds of explosive devices, their bodies ripped to shreds like the countless civilians killed in the airstrikes which resulted from the Obama administration’s expansion of Bush’s so-called “war on terror”.

President Trump, whose administration has been dropping even more bombs than its predecessor after expanding the use of drone strikes and peeling back regulations on air strikes designed to protect civilians, was quick to condemn the headline-grabbing pipe bomb campaign which did not hurt anyone whatsoever.

“A major federal investigation is now underway,” said the president who continues to assist Saudi Arabia in murdering untold tens of thousands of civilians in Yemen.

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SHOCK (not): Khashoggi Remains Discovered In Garden Of Saudi Consul General’s Home: Sky News

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Shortly after Turkish President Erdogan demanded that Saudi Arabia disclose the where the body of (allegedly) murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s had been dumped, body parts thought to be from the dismembered body of Khashoggi have been found, according to Turkish and Greek sources, though the exact location wasn’t revealed. According to anonymous sources, including one cited by Sky News, the writer had been “cut up” and his face “disfigured.”

One report claimed Khashoggi’s remains had been discovered in the garden of the Saudi consul general’s home. “Why has the body of someone who was officially said to be killed not been found yet?” Erdogan asked during his speech at Turkey’s parliament on Tuesday. He added that the Saudi nationals arrested by Turkish police and security forces in connection with the killing should stand trial in Istanbul.

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