Category Archives: Europe

February 20, 2018

Germany’s Crisis: Now anti-migrant AfD become second largest party in shock poll (Video)

Germany’s anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) has overtaken the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) for the first time in a national poll to become the second-strongest party, an Insa survey.

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) gained 2.5 percentage points to reach 32 percent and the AfD was up one percentage point to 16 percent, the weekly poll for mass-selling Bild on Monday.

The SPD fell one percentage point to 15.5 percent.

Nearly five months after the national election, Germany is still without a federal government as the SPD consults its members before embarking on a re-run of their ‘grand coalition’ with Merkel’s conservative bloc.

The election saw Alexander Gauland’s AfD party win seats in parliament for the first time – a political earthquake that followed Mrs Merkel’s 2015 decision to leave open German borders to more than 1 million migrants.

The poll comes as the CDU starts to think about Mrs Merkel’s successor.

German Chancellor Mrs Merkel put forward close ally Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer today to take over as secretary general of her CDU, heeding calls from within the party to inject new blood and groom a successor.

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February 18, 2018

Hungary’s Orban calls for global anti-migrant alliance with eye on 2018 elections

“Absurd as it may sound the danger we face comes from the West, from politicians in Brussels, Berlin and Paris,” Orban said to loud applause. “Of course we will fight, and use ever stronger legal tools. The first is our ‘Stop Soros’ law.”

Hungarian leader Viktor Orban called on Sunday for a global alliance against migration as his right-wing populist Fidesz party began campaigning for an April 8 election in which it is expected to win a third consecutive landslide victory.

Popular at home but increasingly at odds politically and economically with mainstream European Union peers, Orban has thrived on external controversy, including repeated clashes with Brussels and lately the United Nations.

Those conflicts, mostly centered on migration since people fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East and Africa flooded into Europe in 2015, have intensified as the elections approach and Orban poses as a savior of Europe’s Christian nations.

“Christianity is Europe’s last hope,” Orban told an audience of party faithful at the foot of the Royal Castle in Budapest. With mass immigration, especially from Africa, “our worst nightmares can come true. The West falls as it fails to see Europe being overrun.”

Orban is widely credited for reversing an economic slump in Hungary and controlling its public finances, culminating in a return to investment-grade for its debt, which was cut to ‘junk’ during the 2008 global economic crisis.

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February 17, 2018

Johan Norberg: The Truth about Swedish Socialism (Video)

Johan Norberg (born 27 August 1973) is a Swedish author and historian. He regards himself as a classical liberal. He is arguably most known as the author of “In Defense of Global Capitalism” (2001) and as a fellow of the Cato institute. In this clip, he talks about the myth of Swedish socialism.

February 13, 2018

EU Commissioner: Spend Hundreds of Millions on Migrant ‘Ghettos’ or Face ‘Nuclear Bomb’ of Unrest

The European Union (EU) has allocated £310 billion to spend by 2020 on so-called ‘social cohesion’ projects, and a commissioner is calling for that money to be spent in migrant “ghettos” to stop them becoming “a nuclear bomb in the future”.

The Brussels boss said the “cohesion” policy would reduce inequality across the Union, particularly by pumping funds into the largely former Communist Eastern nations.

“Social integration will be crucial in the years to come,” the Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Cre?u told the Thomson Reuters Foundation at the World Urban Forum last week.

“If we allow ghettos or segregation of migrants, this will become a nuclear bomb in the future,” the Romanian politician said at the gathering in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur.

After German Chancellor suspended the EU’s Dublin agreement in 2015 and said “no upper limit” of migrants could come, many of Europe’s Eastern members unwittingly become transit nations for the asylum seekers.

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February 11, 2018

Ann Coulter: I’ve Been Dying to Be Hated in Europe Again | Good Morning Britain (Video)

Ann Coulter joins Good Morning Britain to talk about the captured British Jihadis and her feelings towards Donald Trump.

February 8, 2018

Danish Left Unveils ‘Ambitious Plan’ to Slash Third World Migration

Presenting an ambitious plan to slash migration from non-Western nations, Denmark’s Social Democrats said the country lacks the capacity to integrate further flows of third world migrants.

The largest party in Denmark, where it is part of the left-wing opposition, the Social Democrats on Monday unveiled a 44-page migration policy document pledging “to introduce a cap on the number of non-Western foreigners who can [enter]”.

“We want to reform our asylum system, among other things, by setting up reception centres outside Europe, and in the future it will not be possible for refugees to obtain asylum in Denmark outside quotas set by the United Nations,” said Social Democrats head Mette Frederiksen.

Under the proposals, immigrants would no longer be able to turn up “spontaneously” at Denmark’s border or migrant centres to file asylum claims, and would instead be sent to a Danish-run reception centre in North Africa while their case is examined.

If granted asylum by authorities, the refugees would remain in the yet unspecified transit country and living under the protection of the UN’s refugee agency while Copenhagen pays to cover their living expenses.

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Sweden Appoints Pakistani Muslim Head of National Heritage Board

And that marks the end of Sweden’s national heritage.

Qaisar Mahmood, a Muslim born in Pakistan, is the new head of the Swedish National Heritage Board. This is an extremely anomalous appointment, since he readily admits that he has not read anything about Sweden’s cultural heritage. But his new job is not really about preserving and protecting Sweden’s cultural heritage and historical sites at all.

Qaisar Mahmood, who once rode his motorcycle around Sweden in an apparently failed attempt to discover what being Swedish consisted of, is using his position as head of the Swedish National Heritage Board not to highlight and celebrate that heritage, but to downplay Sweden’s cultural heritage and history, and to create a false narrative that will help compel Swedes to accept mass Muslim migration. He says he doesn’t want simply to alert people to Viking artifacts and the like, but to use Sweden’s history to “create the narrative” that will make Muslim migrants “part of something.”

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February 7, 2018

The country running out of space for its millionaires

What do you do when you’re the ruler of a country that runs out of space for its super rich?

Imagine a pint-sized country – less than a square mile in size (2 square kilometres) – with sun-drenched, quiet streets, no dog poo and no income tax to pay. A place where motor racing and yachting are the national pastimes and people hop into a helicopter to get from A to B instead of hailing a taxi.

Now imagine that one in three of the people who live there are millionaires – often many times over.

This little oasis has, in fact, become such a magnet for millionaires that many more want to relocate to its sunny shores. So, the local authorities have taken the radical step of allowing the construction of artificial islands out across the sea to house them all.

Sounds too bizarre to be true, but perched on the picturesque cliff tops of the French Riviera, such an odd place does exist.

It’s the tiny principality of Monaco – millionaire hub of the world, with the highest number of millionaires per capita.

If you drive along the Mediterranean coast of France, glimpses of pebbly beaches dotted with sun-bleached umbrellas poke though the cypress trees.

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February 6, 2018

Students’ Union Campaign ‘Has Become Vehicle for Extremist Interests’, Warns Think Tank

A National Union for Students (NUS) campaign to abolish the government’s anti-extremism programme has become a “vehicle” for Islamic extremist interests, according to a leading think tank.

Students Not Suspects, which became an NUS official policy in 2015, has hosted extremist speakers who have links to Islamic fundamentalists such as CAGE, MEND, the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC), and Friends of al-Aqsa, according to the report published Wednesday by the counter-extremism think tank The Henry Jackson Society.

“‘Students Not Suspects’ has effectively become a vehicle for extremist interests,” author Richard Black warns. “It advances extremist tropes, extremist speakers and extremist narratives – all the while attacking anybody, NUS officials or otherwise, who distance themselves from its position.”

“They have accused critics and fellow students of being motivated by racism and Islamophobia,” the report adds, and noted that some activists involved in Students Not Suspects have previously made anti-Semitic remarks and still enjoy influence in the union.

In March 2015, the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act (CTSA) imposed a duty on public bodies to pay “due regard to the need to prevent individuals from being drawn into terrorism”; this is relevant to universities given, as the report notes, the number of students convicted of terrorism offences, and several radicalised foreign fighters who have studied at British universities.

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February 5, 2018

Father of 11-Year-Old Terror Victim Ebba Akerlund to Sue Swedish Government

The father of 11-year-old Ebba Akerlund, who was horribly killed during the Stockholm terror attack last year, has announced he will be looking to sue the Swedish government or the city of Stockholm for not doing enough to prevent the attack.

Thomas Bodström, the lawyer for the father of the victim, said that his client is seeking damages from either the Swedish government or the city of Stockholm, saying that he wants the government to take responsibility for the death of his daughter, Swedish broadcaster SVT reports.

The main contention of the victim’s father is that the concrete lions that line the Drottninggatan street where the attack took place were insufficient to prevent the attack.

“It has emerged in the preliminary investigation, it appears that these lions are too light,” Bodström said.

According to Bodström, the father of the victim is not as much interested in the trial of the alleged terrorist, rejected bogus asylum seeker Rakhmat Akilov, as he is in the government’s role in the event.

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