Category Archives: Europe

February 22, 2021

I am afraid that France has fallen

My fear for France is grounded in its lack of courage to fight for its civilization and the right of its people to speak their minds.

I am worried about France, because it is the cradle of European culture. I love its writers and ideas, Henry James in his 1903 masterpiece “The Ambassadors” speaks of Paris as the epitome of civilization, it is the country that has given so much and to which we owe so much as Europeans, the country that gives us the only intellectuals in Europe to reflect on our world. But it is the country that no longer knows how to defend that culture.

I am worried about France, because it is the “eldest daughter of the Church”, because my favorite pontiff (Benedict XVI) was at home there and now its churches are burning, these are sold, converted, demolished, abandoned and its priests and faithful sacrificed in front of the altars.

I am worried about France because its Jews have been physically attacked for twenty years, they are fleeing that country, they have to hide their symbols, they have buried their children as in Toulouse and then in many other massacres, and we know that Jews are the canaries of the coal mine.

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February 7, 2021

Hungary Joins Rising Chorus of Nations Against Big Tech Censorship

Yet another major European power has joined the growing alliance of nations against censorship by American Big Tech companies. 

Hungary is joining Poland as one of the premier European powers taking on Big Tech. “After consulting with the heads of the involved state institutions, the Ministry of Justice will propose a law to the Parliament this spring about the regulation of the great tech companies’ Hungarian [operation],” Hungarian Minister of Justice Varga Judit announced in a January 26 Facebook post.

In the same post, Varga explained that Hungary must act quickly if the European Union is too slow regulate Big Tech’s unchecked power: 

“We keep cooperating with the EU in the preparation of similar regulations but recent events have shown that we need to act faster to defend people. Today, everyone can be arbitrarily switched off from the online space without any official, transparent and fair proceeding and legal remedy.

“They can switch off bakers, hairdressers, pensioners, teachers, SMEs and state leaders as well.”

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February 3, 2021

Poland’s ‘Freedom Act’ Will Empower People to Overturn Big Tech Shadowbans

Poland’s new Freedom Act against Big Tech censorship will see members of the public automatically notified of “shadowbans” and empowered to overturn restrictions if their speech online is lawful.

Speaking exclusively to Breitbart News, Deputy Minister of Justice Sebastian Kaleta, who is spearheading the new legislation, confirmed that “every time an algorithm is used to limit reach, the user will be informed if and why his reach is being limited.”

The Polish government has previously confirmed that its new laws against tech censorship will give Polish citizens a statutory right to appeal against bans and content removal if their speech was lawful under the Polish constitution, with a new Free Speech Board able to order tech firms to restore removed accounts and content on pain of huge fines.

Some tech censorship is more insidious, however, with Silicon Valley drastically curtailing some users’ reach and ability to build a following — sometimes openly, sometimes not — through so-called “shadowbans”, without ever outright banning them or deleting content.

Kaleta told Breitbart London that “the process of using algorithms to suppress particular views, as long as they do not break Polish law, (will) be regulated” and that “if social media platforms break this law, they will be fined.”

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February 2, 2021

Poor white teens in ‘left behind’ towns not going to uni

Poor white teenagers in England’s former industrial towns and those living on the coast are among the least likely to go to university, warns the watchdog for fair access.

“These are the people and places that have been left behind,” says Chris Millward of the Office for Students.

The watchdog has used a new measure to see which groups are likely or not to go to university.

MPs are investigating low attainment among white working class pupils.

The Office for Students looked at overlapping factors – such as poverty, race, gender and where people live – which are indicators of whether someone is likely to go to university.

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January 25, 2021

Danish Prime Minister Sets Target of Zero Asylum Seekers to Protect Social Cohesion

Denmark’s Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen has set a target of zero new asylum seekers as her government’s new goal, citing concerns that too many migrants will affect the social cohesion of the country.

The Danish prime minister stated her goal on Friday at the Danish Folketing, saying: “We cannot promise zero asylum seekers, but we can set out the vision that we also did before the elections, namely that we want a new asylum system and then we do what we can to introduce it.”

The Social Democrat leader went on to add that too few past politicians had done enough to integrate migrants and said that they had made too few demands of them, broadcaster TV 2 reports.

According to the broadcaster, Prime Minister Fredericksen stated that migrants must be able to support themselves financially and adapt to Danish values.

“We must be careful that there are not too many coming to our country, otherwise our cohesion cannot exist. It’s already challenged,” she said.

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January 15, 2021

Far-right protesters in Ukraine demand Israel apologize for communism

The far-right activists called on Israel and the Jews to assume responsibility specifically for Holodomor, a famine that killed millions of Ukrainians in the 1930s.

After Israel’s ambassador to Ukraine condemned the honoring of Nazi collaborators in the former Soviet republic, dozens of people rallied outside the Israeli Embassy in Kyiv demanding that Jews apologize for Soviet oppression.

The far-right activists called on Israel and the Jews to assume responsibility specifically for Holodomor, a famine that killed millions of Ukrainians in the 1930s and is widely believed to have been caused by the government of Joseph Stalin, then the leader of the Soviet Union.

“Israel deliberately spreads anti-Semitism in Ukraine,” one protester, a white supremacist activist named Vladislav Goranin, said during a speech at the rally. He said Jews and Israel must “repent for genocide” on Ukrainians.

The action was in response to Israeli Ambassador Joel Lion’s tweet Saturday in which he condemned a torchlight march in memory of Stepan Bandera, a World War II Ukrainian leader whose troops killed thousands of Jews and who for a time was an ally of Nazi Germany.

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January 9, 2021

Police are absolutely right to target drill rappers… their toxic words are responsible for far too many deaths in Britain

So what is drill rap? It is a musical import from the Southside of Chicago, an area with an enormous murder rate among young black people. This is a part of the US where the police and authorities have almost given up on bringing order to the families who live amongst such mayhem.

A new police unit has been specifically formed to monitor the activities of drill rappers whose lyrics celebrate misogyny, weapons and death. This is a much needed move that will prevent bloodshed in Britain’s major cities.

Until relatively recently, I had no idea what a drill rapper is. If you are over 25, you probably have little idea either. And that is why this recent headline about drill rappers being targeted by police is, to most of us, unintelligible. But this story, which involves the formation of a unit that will monitor the activities of drill rappers, is quite a significant one, in that it helps explain why so many of our young, mainly black, men and teenagers are dying or being maimed by knives or guns.

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December 13, 2020

Leaked files expose mass infiltration of UK firms by Chinese Communist Party including AstraZeneca, Rolls Royce, HSBC and Jaguar Land Rover

Leaked database of 1.95m registered party members reveals how Beijing’s malign influence now stretches into almost every corner of British life, including defence firms, banks and pharmaceutical giants

Loyal members of the Chinese Communist Party are working in British consulates, universities and for some of the UK’s leading companies, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.

An extraordinary leaked database of 1.95 million registered party members reveals how Beijing’s malign influence now stretches into almost every corner of British life, including defence firms, banks and pharmaceutical giants.

Most alarmingly, some of its members – who swear a solemn oath to ‘guard Party secrets, be loyal to the Party, work hard, fight for communism throughout my life…and never betray the Party’ – are understood to have secured jobs in British consulates. 

Among them is a senior official at the British Consulate in Shanghai. Its headquarters is also home to intelligence officers from the UK security services.

The official describes their role as supporting ministers and officials on visits to East China.

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November 12, 2020

Austria will make it a criminal to offence to spread ‘political Islam’ following Islamic extremist’s terror attack last week

Austrian Chancellor’s cabinet agreed to a wide range of anti-terrorism measures. The proposals include keeping convicted terrorists behind bars for life, The measures will target both terror suspects and the ideology that drives them. Kujtim Fejzulai, 20, killed four people in the Vienna terrorist attack on Nov 2.

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz’s cabinet today agreed on a wide range of anti-terrorism measures meant to plug perceived security flaws identified after a deadly attack by an Islamic extremist in Vienna last week.

The proposals include the ability to keep individuals convicted of terror offences behind bars for life, electronic surveillance of people convicted of terror-related offenses upon release and criminalizing religiously motivated political extremism.

Kurz said the measures, which will be brought before parliament in December for a vote, take a two-pronged approach, targeting both terror suspects and also the ideology that drives them.

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November 9, 2020

Douglas Murray: Lockdown obsession is a ‘prelude to total collapse’ if it continues (Video)

Best-selling author Douglas Murray has told Sky News “our societies cannot be on pause much longer” as the lockdowns seen across the world will no doubt exacerbate generational and income divides. It comes as the UK and parts of Europe have entered back into lockdown in an attempt to curb another wave of the coronavirus. Mr Murray said he has a fear the UK and the rest of the world may have “spent everything we have in the reserves” on a virus which is not that dangerous.