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They really mean ‘we are totally pissed off the British people voted the wrong way’

When Darren Hughes absconded overseas to avoid continued questions over his behaviour in his landlady’s house he hooked up with the Electoral Reform Society in the UK. This is the crowd who were pushing and failed for proportional representation in the UK and also big supporters of opposing Brexit.

They have their knickers in a bunch over the Brexit referendum and like all good left-wing whingers they are blaming everyone including the voters for the result.

The EU referendum campaign was dogged by “glaring democratic deficiencies” with voters turned off by big name politicians and negative campaigning, a report says.

The Electoral Reform Society attacked both sides of the referendum campaign, saying people felt “ill-informed” by the “dire” debate.

The society said the impact of political leaders had been “minimal”.

It called for a “root and branch” review of the way referendums are run.

Recommendations made by the society in its report include having a public body intervene when “misleading” claims are made by campaigns, reviewing broadcasters’ role and publishing a “rule book” to govern conduct by campaigns. ? Read more »

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Turkey becomes more Islamic, age of consent lowered from fifteen to twelve years old

I wonder how attractive Turkey is looking to the EU right now? Do they really want to make it a member when it is going backwards into pedophile territory? Sex with a twelve year old or marriage to a twelve year old is considered pedophillia in every western nation. “?In striking contrast to Turkey, Spain in 2015 ?raised it from from 14 to 16 to bring it into line with the rest of Europe. I fear that the days of considering Turkey a ” moderate ” Muslim nation are long gone.

A row has erupted between the Turkish and Austrian governments following a decision by the Turkish Constitutional court to effectively lower the age of consent in Turkey to 12.

…The Constitutional Court has ruled to annul a provision that punishes all sexual acts against children under the age of 15 as ?sexual abuse,? stirring outrage from academics and women?s rights activists who warn that the decision will lead to cases of child abuse going unpunished.

…Kronen Zeitung reported that the?district court claimed a 15-year old?s consent was scarcely different to that of a 12 to 14-year-old?s. They argued that the mental capacity of a 12-year-old was not hugely different from a 15-year-old.

But local activists have not welcomed the decision.

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Playing the blame game

Here we go, I thought as I read the title of the article.

How have Boomers stuffed thee? Let me count the ways

Why is it that people of a certain political persuasion always think it is someone else’s fault? Why can’t they take personal responsibility? The author, just like the Remoaners ?in Britain, blames older people for the younger people not getting what they want. There should be a special word for this kind of attitude. We have the word racist but what should we call people who judge others based on their age? ?Ageist?

…The UK’s old – many retired, or careering towards it – decided on behalf of the young, that they didn’t want Johnny Foreigner coming in to take their jobs.

No they didn’t, it was a democratic vote. Why do writers continue to push this lie?

Firstly, let’s not forget the irony in that.

It should worry them the least, particularly when considering conversely the ones most affected by immigrant competition – the young – voted to remain.

Exiting the European Union was not just about immigration.

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An epic speech full of inconvenient truths

Nigel Farage was clearly enjoying his speech. It must have been extremely satisfying after 17 long years to finally achieve his goal. There certainly were boos and jeers in response to his speech but there was also some applause. I suspect the applause is coming from the countries who are going to be next to extricate themselves from the European Union. It seems to me that Britain leaving is like the plug being pulled on a bathtub full of water. There is already downward momentum. It will not be long before the next country runs a referendum and follows suit.

Following Great Britain?s historic?Brexit vote to leave the European Union, British MEP (Member of the European Parliament) and UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage took a stunning victory lap right in front of the very body his party has been working for years to leave.

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“The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.?

The media and the left like to think of themselves as strong advocates for the victims in our society. Some groups are very vocal about their victimhood and get a lot more support than others. As they say, “The squeaky wheel gets the grease.” The group that is statistically the most targeted is ignored by both the media and the left. The group I am referring to is the Jewish people. They do not ?fit the media and left profile of what “victims” look like. Perhaps that is because the Jewish people have very much taken to heart the words, “Never again.” They do not act like victims, they do not make up words like Jewishophobia and generations of them have worked to build a thriving Homeland despite unimaginable opposition.

They may not fit the victimhood profile but anti-Semitism is very much on the rise and has increased Jewish immigration from Western countries to Israel. It may seem a simplistic analogy but ?I cannot help but notice that where Muslim populations increase in the West so does anti-Semitism. It is a fact that in Western countries the left embrace Islam and are outspoken about Muslim rights but have little room in their liberal hearts for Judaism or compassion for Jews.

The European Union’s hostility towards Israel and Jews was emphasised recently when Mahmoud Abbas, the President of Palestine, made a speech. In his speech he accused Israel of stereotypical anti-semitic blood libels at the EU and received a standing ovation. Is it any wonder that Jews are once again fleeing Europe? If we do not learn from history we are doomed to repeat it.

Erin Schrode, a promising 25-year-old Jewish woman, announces her candidacy for U.S. Congress. In response, she is bombarded by hundreds of anti-Semitic messages: ?Fire up the oven.? ?Kike.? ?Get out of my country, kike. Get to Israel where you belong. That or the oven. Take your pick.? This did not happen in the 1930s. It happened last month in California.

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Obama to UK: I was just lying when I said a Brexit would be a disaster

Barack Obama is being credited by Nigel Farage for giving them the boost to win the Brexit referendum:

UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage told Breitbart that the visit by President Obama, where he?threatened to send Britain?to the ?back of the queue? if the public?voted to leave the European Union (EU), backfired and caused a ?Brexit Bounce?, swaying Britons?to vote for Brexit.

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Asked of any lessons drawn from his own experiences that could be applied during the American presidential elections, Mr. Farage advised:

?Threatening people insults their ?intelligence.

?Don?t threaten people repeatedly because if you do in the end they think you?re crying wolf and they won?t believe you.? It?s Project Fear, or in the end when Obama came it was Project Threat.

Citing Mr. Obama?s visit to the UK at the request of Prime Minister David Cameron:

The lessons learnt from the Obama visit are fascinating.? Here is the most powerful man in the world coming from a country that we have always?had huge regard for. And people in Britain listening to Obama said: ?how dare the American president come here and tell us what to do? and it backfired.

And I think we got an Obama Brexit Bounce, because people do not want to be told?how to think and how to vote.

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Corbyn has an insurrection on his hands, sacks Hilary Benn as others quit

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Labour in?the?UK is tearing itself apart after the Brexit campaign with calls for Jeremy Corbyn to resign. One of those accused of plotting, Hilary Benn, has been sacked and other frontbenchers are jacking it in.

More than half of the Labour shadow cabinet is expected to stand down on Sunday in a major coup against Jeremy Corbyn, triggered by the result of the EU referendum and the leader?s decision to sack Hilary Benn.

Loyal members of shadow cabinet told the Guardian they were writing their resignation letters after Heidi Alexander, the shadow health secretary, stepped down on Sunday morning.

A Labour source said Alexander?s decision to resign in the wake of Benn?s dismissal would prove hugely significant, because unlike the shadow foreign secretary she was a more ?loyal and pragmatic? member of the Corbyn team.

?She is seen as a moderate, practical and pragmatic voice,? they said. ?Hilary always had a problem with Jeremy. Now that Heidi?s gone, most of the shadow cabinet will step down. He can?t just replace those positions because other frontbench ministers won?t step up to the roles.? ? Read more »

Oh, it was all a conspiracy to wreck the EU from within

Amazing?how these old shows were so prescient back then.

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Get ready for Nexit, Frexit and ItaLeave

After the result of the EU referendum in?the?UK there are now calls for the Netherlands, France and Italy to also have referenda on?the?issue.

The plague is spreading.

Britain’s vote to leave the European Union fired up populist eurosceptic parties across the continent on Friday (Saturday NZ Time), giving fresh voice to their calls to leave the bloc or its euro currency.

Right-wing and anti-immigrant parties in the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden and France demanded referendums on membership of the union, while Italy’s 5-Star movement said it would pursue its own proposal for a vote on the euro.

Geert Wilders, leader of the Dutch anti-immigrant PVV party, said he would make a Dutch referendum on EU membership a central theme of his campaign to become prime minister in next year’s parliamentary election.

“I congratulate the British people for beating the political elite in both London and Brussels and I think we can do the same,” Wilders told Reuters. “We should have a referendum about a ‘Nexit’ as soon as possible.”

On Thursday (Friday NZT), Britons voted to leave the 28-nation EU, forcing the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron and dealing the biggest blow to the European project of greater unity since World War Two.

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The Poms are looking forward to burning silly EU laws

The Poms are celebrating and realising that they can finally get rid of stupid EU laws that were imposed on them.

As the country reflects in the wake of the EU referendum, Leave voters are celebrating changing the course of history and breaking free from the shackles of the European Union – and its laws and regulations.

Despite the fact Britain has voted in favour of leaving the EU, this is still the start of a long process before the country officially untangles from the network of institutions in Brussels.

And among that network there were a number of bizarre – and some argued trivial – rules the?Brussels bureaucracy passed.

Here are some of the more bizarre regulations the Brexiters can enjoy saying goodbye to.

1. Ban on curvy bananas and crooked cucumbers ?

The first – and one which reared its head as the Brexit and Remain camps drew up their battles lines – was the banana regulation.

An example often cited as ‘legislative heavy-handedness’ was the EU ban on ‘bendy bananas’ and crooked cucumbers.

A 1994 EU regulation specified that bananas must be ‘free from abnormal curvature.’

EU rules also governed the shape of many other fruits and vegetables ? cucumbers, for example, needed to be almost perfectly straight.

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