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The Pain In Spain

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Minister In Spain's Socialist Government Claims Country Needs ‘Millions and Millions’ of Migrants

Spanish Election Chaos Sums Up EU Path To Disintegration

Spainish Election: Vox Party Could Win First Seats In Parliament For Far Right Since Franco Died
Spain's Election Problem: Muslim population in Catalonia grew by 20% in 4 years As Spanish Nationals Are Marginalised
Spanish Socialists in TURMOIL as right-wing parties ON TRACK to win snap election - poll
Spanish Socialist Budget Fails As Budget Rejected; New Elections Expected
Spain On High Alert To Prevent Puigdemont From Sneaking Back "In The Boot Of A Car"
Spain’s Leaders Prepare “Nuclear Option” As Protesters Rage Against Independence For Catalonia
Spain Will Face Third General Election In A Year Unless Socialists Accept Coalition
It's Not Just The British Want Out Of The EU - Eurosceptic PODEMOS in Spain Are Surging Ahead Of Election
Spain Faces Constitutional Crisis: Podemos Spurns Coalition Deal With Pro - EU Parties
Cracking Up and Cracking Down: Spain Is Bursting at the Seams
Spain Goes Full Police State; Government Enacts Law Forbidding Dissent, 'Unauthorized' Photography Of Law Enforcement
In its Desperation, Scandal-Riddled Spanish Government Criminalizes Solidarity Among Citizens
Tens of thousands join Madrid anti-austerity rally
Spain Takes a Giant Step Backward, Towards Its Dark Past
Bankrupt Spain to Spend €1 Billion Euros To Equip Police With Riot Gear As The Nation Turns Against Their Government
Violence Flares In Spain As E U Imposed Austerity Pain Increases
'Sorry': Spanish PM apologizes for corruption
Eurodebt Threatens Portugal, Greece, Spain - Inflation Threatens Your Pocket
Spain parliament passes bill restricting protests

Spain Arrests People Traffickers And Drug Smugglers Crossing From North Africa in Speedboats


Spanish police announced the arrest of 90 people involed in a smuggling rackets that moved both people and drugs from Africa to Europe. The Civil Guard released a statement today stating that the smuggling network regularly moved people and drugs from Ceuta, a Spanish enclave in northern Africa to The Costa del Sol in high powered semi inflatable speedcraft of the type often used to move illegal immigrants from Libya to Italy or Turkey to Greece.

Spain Arrests People Traffickers And Drug Smugglers Crossing From North Africa in Speedboats

Minister In Spain's Socialist Government Claims Country Needs ‘Millions and Millions’ of Migrants

The Minister for Social Security, Inclusion, and Migration in Spain's socialist interim government, has said the country, which already has phenomenally high unemployment, requires millions of new migrants from third world nations, similar to the hundreds of thousands of illiterate, unskilled professional benefits claimants who have flooded the country in recent years, to combat the forecasted demographic decline in the near future.

Escriva claimed the demographic projections for Spain are so bad that the country will require “eight or nine million people just to keep our working population at the same level”, and noted that other countries should be “prepared to integrate” large migrant populations, France Info reports.

“The demographic trajectories are there. It will happen, we will not escape it,” Escriva said during a meeting of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris on Thursday.

“We must be prepared to integrate into our societies, if we want to maintain our comfort levels, a certain number of additional migrants and our population will be more mixed,” he said and added: “We have to prepare societies for this. Explain to them why it is good for them, for their children, and for generations to come."

He's talking bollocks of course, mass immigration is a sacred cow policy for socialists throughout the European Union, but the EU's 'open doors' policy, imposed on member states by Brussels is responsible for the social and economic problems being experienced by many EU member states.

European Commissioner for Migration Ylva Johansson, who also attended the meeting, went on to state that European Union citizens are worried that we cannot manage migration, that we cannot control it”.

“We must show that we control immigration,” she said and added that the EU could do more to deal with illegal immigrants. Johansson went on to state: “Those who have the right to stay, they are welcome, we must welcome them.”

While many establishment politicians, particularly on the left, have idiotically championed mass migration as a way to boost the economies of European countries by paying out more benefits to unemployable people, serious economic studies such as a 2016 report from the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) claimed mass migration was harmful to long term economic growth.

A University of Basel study released in 2018 agreed, concluding that in the short term mass migration can benefit the economy but in the long term migrants are a net loss for the state, rather than a contributor.

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Spain's Parliament Rejects Socialist Pedro Sanchez as Prime Minister

Not a lot has happened in Spain that is newsworthy since we reported on November 11 that the latest election had proved as inconclusive as the previous four and it was unlikely that a gocernment with a manadate to rule could be formed from among the various parties represented in the country's national assembly.

Earlier this week, the Socialist Party leader and acting Prime minister Sanchez reiterated his decision to form a coalition government for the first time in more than half a century, joining forces with the left-wing party Unidas Podemos.

The acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has failed to garner parliament's support to form a government in the first round of voting. Sanchez received the backing of 166 parliamentarians, while 165 voted against him. There were 18 abstentions, while one lawmaker did not participate in the voting.

Sanchez gained the support of his own PSOE party, left-wing Unidas Podemos, as well as support from the Basque PNV, Más País, the Galician Nationalist Bloc, Teruel Exists and New Canaries.

The Prime Minister is now facing another vote scheduled to take place on 7 January.

To win the first round, the prime minister needed to gain an absolute majority, which would involve winning 176 votes out of a possible 350. The second round, on the other hand, requires a simple majority. Should Sanchez win the next vote by a similar margin, it will only result in another minority government and continuation of the political paralysis that has afflicted Spain for the past five years.

Spain has been locked in a political standstill for nearly a year, with Sanchez unable to put forwards any controversial legislation because defeat of one of his major policies would result in a vote of confidence and defeaat in that would have brought down his government. This farce is being played out against a backdrop of Catalonia's drive for independence. The country has held four general elections in the past four years.

Spain's interim Prime Minister is currently trying to garner the backing to put together a formal coalition government in the first such move since the 1936-1939 Civil War. Throughout the current crisis and for most of the post - Franco era the country has been governed by informal coalitions, which frequently collapse when partners cannot support each other's policies.


Spanish Election Chaos Sums Up EU Path To Disintegration

As expected the General Election in Spain, the fourth in four years (I previously reported it was five in that time, having forgotten that on one occasion when a government collapsed The King refused to dissolve parliament and appointed a new government.) Each of these elections has failed to produce an assembly from which a ruling coalition could be formed ... and the one appointed by the king fared no better, and for what? The Socialist government which became the largest party but with no majority in April this year, after heading a minority government formed when a political stitch up removed the previous administration (the one the king appointed,) could pass no legislation because the coalition parties could not agree any policies, only succeeded in moving the former dictator General Franco from his gloomy mausoleum near Madrid, jailed Catalan independence leaders, opened the borders to undocumented migrants (by executive order,) and, in total disarray, told voters to try again for the second time in seven months.

The historic nation has not had an effective government since 2014 . Following the latest inconclusive exercise in how not to do democracy, the Socialist party is likely to stay in power, but having been weakened in the latest vote will probably be even less effective.

Pedro Sanchez, the Socialist who remains prime minister until a new government is formed, is doing that politician thing of appearing full of confidence and declaring victory.

“We’ve won the election and we’re going to work for a progressive government,” he told party party members in Madrid as the results were announced last Sunday night. But his position has been weakened in a national assembly that looks more polarised, fragmented and politically paralysed than before. So what are the wider lessons of this latest election debacle?

Like Boris Johnson in the UK, Sanchez led a government that did not have a majority to pass its legislative program, could find no majority for any of the available options, was opposed by parties that would not call a vote of no confidence and force an election and in the end felt he had no way forward but to submit his government to the tender mercies of voters.

While he remains the most likely candidate for prime minister the election has again has failed to resolve the political crisis in the Eurozone’s fourth-largest economy after an election in which mainstream and pro - EU parties all lost more ground, regional independence movements gained or lost marginally but the real winner was Vox, the far-right force that has more than doubled its seats in parliament to become the Spain’s third-biggest party.

Some commentators have compared Vox to the Falangist movement headed by Franco, which may be a tad unfair as Franco took control of Spain after a bloody civil war, but perhaps Sanchez has only himself to blame, raising the ghost of Franco by exhuming his remains when the threat of separatism, particularly in Catalonia, the nation's most populous and prosperous region, and the inept and unnecessarily brutal attempt of the Madrid government to suppress such movements, has triggered talk of a drift towards civil war.

The Socialists topped the poll for the second time this year — but fell 56 seats short of a majority in parliament, while other party of the traditional duopoly, the conservative Popular Party gained 22 seats on their lowest ever return back in April but still has less than half the number needed to rule on its own.

This fourth inconclusive election in as many years shows how traditional parties of Left and Right, which dominated Spanish politics for four decades after the restoration of democracy in the mid -seventies, are floundering as voters show their opposition to the surrender of national sovereignty to unelected EU bureaucrats in Brussels and new, nationalistic parties rise around them. The two parties which used to routinely scoop up eight in 10 votes at elections collected less than half the total vote on November 10. Three parties were fighting for votes on the Right and three more on the Left.

Spain is far from unique. Political duopolies are being ripped apart across Europe as traditional parties struggle to retain power. We saw this in Britain two years ago when Prime Minister Theresa May threw away the Conservative majority, leaving her forced to bribe Northern Ireland's regional group Democratic Unionist Party to stay in Downing Street, and then a few months later in Germany, when the main parties suffered their worst results for almost seven decades. These historic political consensus pairings are struggling as nationalism rises on the right, identity politics consumes much of the Left and technology is used by rogue players to disrupt election campaigns. Economic austerity and environmental issues are also reshaping and further polarising political landscapes. In Germany, political fragmentation means 13 different coalitions govern its 16 federal states.

Spain’s recent election has simply fuelled the uncertainty that has paralyzed the nation for five years. Parties on the Left won 158 seats, while the Right took a combined 150 seats, leaving both significantly short of a majority. Sanchez looks the most likely prime minister but creating a functioning coalition appears harder than before. “Forming a government looked complicated in April – now it is an inscrutable hieroglyph,” was the El Pais verdict.

It will probably once again take months to sort a coalition deal and form a government which is likely to last less time than it takes to put together, yet such political gridlocks are becoming commonplace in European democracies. Belgium famously went 541 days without a functioning government after an election in June 2010 and in reality has never had a satable government since then. More recently, Holland and Sweden have endured months of tortuous negotiation, virtue signalling and posturing as parties of the old neoliberal consensus tried to excuse their contempt for democracy by smearing nationalist parties as racist, fascist and far right to justify refusing to work with the representatives voters have elected after inconclusive elections.

Meanwhile Britain’s election due on December 12 is intended to break a Brexit logjam that has stymied parliament for over three years, reflecting the divisions in the country inflamed by the 2016 referendum — some fear it could prove as inconclusive the Spanish contest, although it looks as if the left wing Labour Party, changed from a centre left working class party to a far left party of lwyers, academics and intellectuals has succeeded so comprehensively in alienating its core voters it may suffer a crushing defeat, thus leaving us in the democratically unhealthy position of having only one credible political party.

This is not to say the Conservatives are fit to govern the nation, their current showing at the top of opinon polls with double figure leads is due more to Labour's ineptitude than Conservatives' inspiring leadership.

There have been some suggestions in mainstream media recently that Europe had reached peak populism after liberal lawyer Zuzana Caputova became Slovakia’s first female president, the Austrian right wing Freedom Party crashed after being snared in a corruption scandal, and the hugely popular nationalist League in Italy, led by charismatic Matteo Salvini, was thrown out of government in a shamefully undemocratic stitch up organised by the EU. But in regional election results over the past few weeks have seen the anti-immigrant Alternative fur Deutschland chalk up some of its best ever results in German state elections and now this astonishing surge by the truly right - wing (but not fascist,)Vox Party in Spain. Santiago Abascal has established Vox as a significant force in Spain after winning more than 15% of the vote, making the party the third largest in Spain.

Vox exploited the tensions over Catalonia with calls for a tough response, appealing to young male voters, while polling showed a rise in support when Franco’s remains were finally exhumed last month. Vox is an ultra-conservative force, defending bull-fighting while attacking political correctness, but like other populist parties, it ramps up hostility to migration as seen in its calls for a wall around Spanish enclaves in north Africa. “We have managed to open up all the prohibited debates,” said Abascal.

The fall of left wing Eurosceptic party Podemos is especially fascinating, not only does it mirror the rise of Vox, it also serves as a demonstration of what happens when ideological purity confronts the pragmatism of everyday politics. Podemos emerged five-years ago, at the start of Spain's era of instability, spawned by huge anti-austerity protests in a massively indebted nation against austerity measures imposed from Brussels by the EU as a condition of continued support for Spain's ailing economy. In truth Spain had been badly hit by the financial meltdown that followed the crisis of 2008, and by the bursting of a housing bubble inflated by EU policies. The country still suffers very high youth unemployment. Pablo Iglesias, the charismatic, pony-tailed leader of Podemos, promised to transform politics and came close to stealing the crown of Spain’s left from Sanchez. Then came infighting, fragmentation and bitter rows over compromises in local government. Now the party looks significantly diminished, but is still significant enough to prevent the traditional pr - EU socialists from grabbing control of the country and selling it out to those EU leaders who have been pushing for the creation of a single European federal superstate.

Spain may be looking inwards, focused on its domestic problems but to an outsider commentating on the bigger picture it serves as a bellweather state for the future of the EU, because apart from the EU member states already mentioned in this article, the European Union, while blindly singing the refrain of "ever closer integration," is riven with cultural, economic and social divisions as a result of trying to force multiculturalism on 28 (soon to be 27) diverse nations. If you have ever bought clothes sold as "one size fits all" you might be aware that such garments actually fit few people well and simply look ridiculous on most. It's the same with cultures, values and policies. A single economic policy, for example, is hardly going to cover the needs of mighty Germany while simultaneously serving little Malta well.

Thus, unless the EU backs off its goal of "ever closer integration" until all member states are merged into a single political entity, it mut disintegrate in chaos, causing unthinkable harm to the national communities of its member states.

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With All Eyes On Catalonia Spain Prepares To Vote For The Second Time This Year

Egbert Nobakon, 1 November 2019

Yesterday, just hours before campaigning was due to begin in Spain’s second General Election this year and fifth in four years, the minority Socialist government's interim justice minister urged parties to avoid exploiting tensions between national and regional government in Catalonia, the nation's richest and most populous region, to reap political benefits.

Spanish parties “should be capable of not turning (Catalonia) into a partisan or electoral issue” and be “loyal to the state,” Dolores Delgado told The Associated Press in an interview.

She added that only extremists would gain from further tension.

Supporters of right wing VOX party hold Spanish flags during a speech of their leader Santiago Abascal in a campaign rally in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. Spain’s political parties are kicking off their electoral campaigns Thursday ahead of a Nov. 10 ballot that will take place amid renewed tensions over the future of the restive Catalonia region. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)" spain election

Spain’s fifth general election in four years follows failed coalition negotiations between the Socialists — who came first in the last, April 28 election — and the anti-austerity Podemos (We Can) party. In the 2016 election Podemos were barred by the EU from joining a coalition because Brussels will not asccept any Eurosceptic party in government in an EU member state.

Interim prime minister Pedro Sánchez, leads the Socialist party, which is ahead in the polls but has lost support since the April election as support grows for the conservative opposition Popular Party and the surging Vox far-right party that has a manifesto reminiscent of the Falangists of General Franco.

Campaigning officially starts at midnight Thursday. It will only last 8 days after the electoral law was changed to avoid a splurge of funds in the case of a repeated ballot.

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Spainish Election: Vox Party Could Win First Seats In Parliament For Far Right Since Franco Died

In a few days Spain will vote in its third in just four years but with nationalistic and anti EU feeling sweeping the nation as it is the rest of Europe this vote could produce a very different outcome to the inconclusive results of the previous three. The far-right party Vox is predicted to pick up some parliamentary seats for the first time since the country transitioned to democracy about 40 years ago.

Supporters like the Vox party's tough stances against immigration and feminism, and against the push for independence in the Catalonia region in northeastern Spain. Critics say it has revived Spanish nationalist ideas that had become fringe after the fall of Spain's long dictatorship. In consequence, the usual slurs, fascist, Nazi, racist, Islamophobe, hate merchants, far right thugs etc, which are thrown from the left come as no surprise to Juan José Bonilla, Vox’s lead organiser in the agricultural, ultra - conservative El Ejido region where support for Vox is strongest. Bonilla only joined the fledgling party last November after years of loyally voting for the mainstream conservative Popular Party (PP).

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A patriotic man, Bonilla dismiises the fragmentation of the Spanish Right, waving a Spanish flag from as he addresses the media.

Juan Bonilla, regional organisers for Spain's Vox party
Juan Jose Bonilla prouldly displays a Spanish flag on his desk - Picture: Daily Telegraph

“See this? This flag? It is like we are ashamed of it, you cannot hang it outside or it’s looked upon as a disgrace,” he says. “When I wave it they call me a ‘racist’ and ‘fascist’, but at Vox rallies we fly the flag. It is a question of pride.”

His words are clearly nationalistic, but are being echoed all around Europe and further afield as charismatic leaders emerge to galvanise resistsnce to the globalisation of mediocrity.

"They're increasing hate, racism, and a lot of things that were hidden," says María Bayó, 40, who is talking about politics with friends outside a bar in the outskirts of Barcelona, in Catalonia.

Bayó is a supporters of Catalonia's bid for independence from Spain, a divisive issue and a different face of nationalism. But she blames right-wing parties for railing against secessionists and immigration, while distracting from important problems like the lack of jobs and affordable housing. Spain's high unemployment rate, which hovers above 14%, is the top concern for most Spaniards, according to the Center for Sociological Research.

Originally slated for next year, Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez called early elections after his center-left Socialist government failed to get its budget passed in February.

As with both 2015 and 2016 parliamentary elections, no single party is expected to win an overall majority on Sunday. That could mean drawn-out jockeying among parties to form a coalition government. Under its charismatic leader Santiago Abascal, the Vox party - with its slogan ‘Por Espana’, ‘For Spain’ - believes it can form a part of a right wing coalition by outperforming polling predictions. The party has been filling sports stadiums and bullfighting rings with huge crowds waving Spanish flags to rousing patriotic music in a way that the Trump campaign enthused supporters in the USA's 2016 election..

It has been an astonishing transformation. At the last election in 2016, Vox polled just 0.2 per cent of the vote, but polls now show it on course to win 10 per cent nationally, translating to more than 30 seats in Spain’s 350-seat national parliament.

Mr Bonilla gives three reasons for the sudden success of Vox, which was founded five years ago by a breakaway group of disgruntled PP politicians, and scored its first big electoral win last December in the regional election for Andalusia, where El Ejido voted 29.5 per cent for Vox.

The first is the Catalonia independence issue, and the failure of Spain’s mainstream parties to clamp down on regional nationalism; the second is identity and immigration; and the third (and here Mr Bonilla mimes the palming off of backhanders) “corruption, corruption and corruption.”

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Spain's Election Problem: Muslim population in Catalonia grew by 20% in 4 years As Spanish Nationals Are Marginalised

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Pablo Iglesias, PODEMOS party leader
Pablo Iglesias, PODEMOS party leader (Picture source: Daily Telegraph)

Catalonia has the fastest growing Muslim population in Spain – and more Islamic centres than any other region in the country. In spite of a strong separatist movement, the left has total hegemony in regional politics and the patriotic forces are being marginalised by the socialists, their elected politicians are excluded from key positions and known supporters are being fired from jobs and having trouble getting hired elsewhere, Defend Europa reports.

From 2011 to 2015, the number of Muslims in Catalonia has grown by 19.5%. That translates to 83,000 more people than 4 years ago. Not only that, the risk of terrorist attack has tripled in just this year (under the socialist government, almost 30,000 more Muslims, mostly uneducated, illiterate single males, have arrived). From 2011 to this year, the number of immigrants has doubled. They constitute more than one million people in a population of only 7 million.

This “wonderful” multiculturalism, the creation of the EU and being promoted by the socialist government in Madrid exploded in the Barcelona terrorist attacks of 2017. After seeing this, what was the reaction of the Catalan politicians? Well no, with the Catalan separatists hamstrung as the duopoly parties close ranks against them, its graft and corruption as usual in Spanish politics.

Campaigning for Spain’s general election, brought about when the minority socialist government, which gained power in a bloodless coup only last year, lost a confidence vote in the national Assembly. Campaingning for this election, to be held on April 28, begins on Friday this week and accusations of political espionage described as the country’s ‘Watergate', external meddling and breaches of electoral law are flying in all directions.

Last month Spain’s judiciary launched a probe into an alleged conspiracy by secret police and the former conservative government led by Mariano Rajoy to smear the reputation of the left-wing Podemos party founded in 2014.

On April 1 Spain’s Socialist administration claimed to have deactivated the so-called “patriotic brigade” of senior police officers. “The sewers no longer exist,” said Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska. But Podemos’s leader Pablo Iglesias has since claimed the dirty tricks campaign against his party did not end when the more ideologically-aligned Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez came to power last June.

Last weekend Mr Sánchez’s deputy press officer, Alberto Pozas, was summoned by a judge in connection with the theft of data from a mobile phone belonging to Mr Iglesias’s former aide. The phone was stolen in November 2015, weeks before the first general election in which Podemos took part, when Mr Pozas was editor of a now-defunct sensationalist news weekly called Interviú.

Investigators found data from the mobile phone among the files of former police officer José Manuel Villarejo, jailed since 2017 while a court probes his role as alleged leading member of the “patriotic brigade”.

Among a series of accusations against Mr Villarejo, the former police commissioner is believed to have staged a phony police probe into alleged financing for Podemos from the Iranian and Venezuelan governments.

And while all this is distracting voters, the invasion of Spain by illegal immigrants from Africa goes on, as in so many other nations in Europe the ruling elite are oblivious to the concerns of their countrymen and women who are not so privileged, and are happy to replace the population with uneducated, unaware cheap labour.

And so the smears and corruption, bribery, entrapment and general malfeasance will go on until election day and a vote, which in common with the last three general elections in Spain is likely to throw up an inconclusive result. Did you really think the UK is the only European nation where democracy is in crisis?

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Spanish Socialists in TURMOIL as right-wing parties ON TRACK to win snap election - poll

The decision of Spain's political leader, the socialist Predro Sanchez to dissolve his government and call a general election appears to have backfired, putting the EU in a panic as Eurosceptic parties look set to take control of the nation that has the Eurozone's fouth largest economy, and govern from an anti - Brussels platform and clamp down on illegal immigration from third world nations. Following the election of a nationalist coalition in Italy last year, this looks like being another blow to the the Globalist establishment.


Il Caudillo, General Franco (centre)with his chief of staff and a general. Picture credit Getty images

As I reported last week, right-wing parties in Spain look set to win enough seats in the national assembly to hold a parliamentary majority in April’s snap election, according to a leading opinion. Since the win for 'Brexit' in the UK referendum, the victory of Donald Trump in the 2016 US Presidential Election and the rise of Lega in Italy, Rassemblement National in France and the AfD party in Germany, as well as a surge of nationalism across the Eu memner nations, we have all learned not to place any faith in polls.

The numbers however show that centre right and right parties PP, Ciudadanos and Vox could gain just enough seats to control the Cortes Generales, Spain's parliament. The poll suggests the three parties will win the biggest share of the seats with around 169 to 179 being secured. Sigma Dos poll, which was published in newspaper El Mundo, concludes this will be enough to get a majority from the 350 seats.

The prime minister Pedro Sanchez’s Spanish Socialist Workers' Party will only gather around 110 seats, the biggest share of seats but some way of gaining power. Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez urged Europeans to fight the “winds of xenophobia” undermining European solidarity on Sunday.

“Across Europe, the winds of xenophobia are blowing,” he said in Argeles-sur-Mer, a seaside town across in southern France, close to the Spanish border, where he was paying tribute to refugees who fled the fascist regime of Francisco Franco which grabbed control of Spain after a brutal civil war in the 1930s. “There is no place for indifference. Don't look the other way. “We cannot think that anti-Semitism, homophobia, xenophobia and nationalism are insignificant winds that will slowly die down,” he told his audience, in an attempt to rally support for the EU's druve towards a federal European superstate.

He also pointed to the attack on a Jewish cemetery in eastern France last week, where some 90 graves were spray-painted with swastikas and anti-Semitic slogans and to the ongoing tensions over migrants arriving to Europe by sea from Africa, denouncing the “ports which refuse to let ships full of sick and hungry people dock. This is the idea of Europe. The idea on which has been built the best period humanity has known,” he added.

Ironically one of the policies Mr. Sanchez and his minority government have managed to implement is to open the borders to a flood of Islamic immigrants from Africa which, as it is well known the rise in anti - Semitic attacks across Europe is mostly due to Islamic fundamentalist groups who simply refuse to live alongside Jews, which makes his words on ant - Samitism seem empty and hypocritical. Argeles-sur-Mer was where some 100,000 Spanish refugees were initially held at a sordid open-air camp that became known as a “hell on sand”.

Since Mr Sanchez called the snap election last week it has been predicted that a coalition of right wing, Eurosceptic and nationalist parties will win enough seats to form a stable government.

A spokesperson for the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party told CNN the right-wing group's team up has created difficulties for the party. The spokesperson added: “It’s an agreement between right-wing forces and the extreme right, which is being sanitised.”

The conservative People's Party, the latest poll shows, will get 71-75 seats, while the centre-right Ciudadanos will take 54-58.

The far-right party Vox will win 44-46 seats, according to the poll and are the surprise party in this Spanish election cycle. Five years ago Spain’s break-out party, Podemos became the rising star of Europe’s confused and ineffectual far left. But with a snap election just weeks away the left of centre, but anti Brussels party looks to be among the also rans before a vote has been cast, and appears to be facing a crash as spectacular as its rise. Has the leftwing populist / nationalist appeal of ponytailed rebel Pablo Iglesias and his gang of talented young thinkers proved a failure?

Podemos once topped the polls in the era of frangmentation in Spanish politics that has seen three successive elections produce inconclusive outcomes, it almost snatched leadership of Spain’s left from prime minister Pedro Sánchez’s Socialist party at the 2016 elections, but it is now only the voters’ fourth favourite party.

The far-right populist party Vox is also neck and neck in polling. In April, it is predicted, Vox will target the same working-class city neighbourhoods as Podemos – claiming that immigrants and Catalan separatists, not austerity, are the problem. Mainstream parties will undoubtedly argue that this is merely one version of populism replacing another. That misses the point.

Although major social changes have occurred since Podemos became the principal party of the working class indignado protesters theafter the 2014 European elections, the damage is largely self-inflicted. In the latest of a series of pointless, but typically left wing internal bust-ups, Iglesias’s former No 2, Iñigo Errejón, is leading an alternative coalition into elections for the powerful Madrid regional government in May.

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Right wing parties in Spain surge ahead of vote – Expect A Shock Result In Elections

catalonia separatists celebrate victory against the Madrid government
Catalonia separatists celebrate victory against the Madrid government - Picture source: The Independent

We reported earlier this month that spanish Prime MinisterPedro Sanchez had called a general election which will take place on 28 April, after his minority government saw its socialist budget voted down.

The election, which will be spain's third in under four years, is a further sign of an increasingly fragmented political scene in one of the EU's larger states, with the strength of Catalonia‘s independence movement, and the revival of the Basque separatist movement having been given impetus by Calalonia's progress having dominated recent debate.

Mr Sanchez was already under pressure from within his own Socialist party ranks to cut short his term as his government, with only 85 seats in the 350 member Cortes, the Spanish Nayional Assembly, lost his weak parliamentary support this week after Catalan separatists joined opposition politicians to vote down his government’s 2019 national spending plans.

Recent opinion polls suggest no single can win enough votes to rule on its own, which is what we expect in Spain..

Immediately after the coalition’s soft coup last summer, Spain’s immigration policy changed dramatically with Sanchez declaring 'open doors' to all comers. Consequently, as has happened across The West when immigration policies unravel and large numbers of unskilled, uneducated, semi literate third world peasants and labourers start to flood into civilised nations, chaos inevitably ensues and voters turn to the more socially conservative parties for solutions.

This has happened on a consistent basis since Brexit and Trump won the day in 2016 – in Hungary, Czech, Austria, Italy and it is now happening in Spain, too. Even in Sweden and Germany, the once dominant (globalist) Social Democrats have lost their hegemony, while in France the populist yellow vest protest movement, three months after it started, is spawning paramilitary groups in response the President Macron's refusal to listen to his people and heavy handed use of The Gendarmerie to suppress protests.

The latest polls in Spain suggest that a centre-right and nationalist groups will easily regain key regions and large cities, such as Madrid and Valencia, which have been held by left or socialist authorities for four years.

The centre-right PP party would, together with the centrist Ciudadanos Party and the right wing VOX party, win those regions as they did last December in Andalusia, Spain’s most socialist province, giving them enough strength to form a government. Local, regional and European elections are scheduled for the 26th of May, 2019 too. Almost certainly, the leftist-separatist coalition will lose heavily there too indeed Spanish pundits claim the left could face a total wipe out in elections to the European Parliament.

Stories such as that of an 18 year old Spanish girl in Sabadell, Catalonia, who was raped by six Moroccan immigrants are now only too common in Spain, as are reports of sex crimes perpetrated by immigrants in Germany, Sweden, France, The netherlands, Britain, Belgium and Italy. This kind of news story, which is easily authenticated, is toxic to those political groups who campaign for open borders and talk of the cultural enrichment immigration brings. Nobody wants their daughter, wife, sister or friends 'culturally enriched' by men who see nothing wrong in raping a European woman.

This swing to the right seen all over the European Union is a reaction to the lax border controls and welfare-for-all policies pushed on member states by the EU and enthusiastically embraced by the left and globalist centre parties. Spaniards have now started worrying about their security and where their taxed income goes. Far-right lawmakers are set to be elected to Spain's parliament for the first time in nearly four decades.

The far-right party Vox would win up to 46 seats out of 350, according to a GESOP poll published by the El Periodico newspaper, while the GAD3 polling firm for the La Vanguardia newspaper forecast 16 seats. Vox is a newcomer on the Spanish political scene, and pollsters had underestimated its score in a regional election in Andalusia in December, where the anti-immigration party won 12 seats. Memories of the dictatorship of Francisco Franco, who died in 1975, meant Spain had long been been immune to the growing popularity of far-right parties in much of Europe, but these worries have faded as Spain faces new threats to its social stability.

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We predicted lasat year when the socialist leader Pedto Sancjez usurped the Spanish government after the collapse of the minority government led by Mariano Rajoy collapsed, could not last. In a widely expected but destabilizing development, Spanish conservatives and pro-independence Catalonians voted to back a slate of amendments to a government budget on Wednesday by a wide margin of 191 votes out of 350, defeating the finnce bill. This is equivalent to a vote of no cofidence, setting the stage for new elections.

If as is likely, elections go ahead it would be Spain's third general election in less than four years, the previous three having failed to produce a coalition capable of holding a majority in the national assembly. Following the vote that led to the formation Rajoy's failed governmemt produced such an intractible outcome the King had to order the defeated government to continue in office, which they did until defeated in a confidence vote. Reluctance to hold another election led to the creation of left wing loony Sanchez's fragile socialist-led minority government last year. Bloomberg reported that Sanchez might wait until his cabinet meeting on Friday to call for the elections, which would most likely be set for April 28, according to local media reports.

Sanchez relied on support from Basque and Catalan nationalists to seize power from Mariano Rajoy's conservatives in a no-confidence vote last year, the Guardian reported, but those separatist, regional parties tend to social conservatinsm (both are Eurosceptic,) and were not likely to support the socialist legislation Sanchez put forward.

Sanchez only has 84 socialist lawmakers in the chamber, making passing any legislation a challenge. And with leaders of the Catalonian separatist movement going on trial this week in Madrid, Catalonian lawmakers are hesitant to be seen backing the government. In a sign that the unique form of gridlock ushered in by the Catalonian separatist movement might not be broken any time soon, the socialists are leading in the polls. But with the Catalonians opposing everything and everyone, it's unlikely that the largest party will be able to claim the majority needed to pass legislation.

Though his party is still leading in the polls, the most likely outcome for Sanchez is defeat, according to BBG. In that case a coalition of center-right parties could form a government if they are prepared to do a deal with the separatists. While the socialists are ahead in opinion polls, which show them on around 30% of voting intentions, but the two main right-leaning parties together poll at more than 30% while the Eurosceptic party Podemos, currently with 67 seats in the assembly are the jokers in the pack.

Spain On High Alert To Prevent Puigdemont From Sneaking Back "In The Boot Of A Car"

Spain was one of the first counties in which we reported that austerity measures imposed by the European Union's bureaucratic dictators in Brussels was arousing widespread resistance to the EU and the federalist policies being forced on member states. That resistance probably reached critical mass when the people of the country's wealthiest province, Catalonia, voted for independence late last year

The Madrid government's fascistic response was entirely in keeping with the Brussels Euronazi's previous treatment of member states which tied to assert their national sovereignty. Several leaders of the Catalonian separatist movement were arrested, and leader Carles Puigdemot fled the country to avoid a similar fate.

Now Madrid's paranoia regarding democratic opposition to its increasingly authoritarian regime has cause the government to lose the plot entirely, as demostrated by their latest action to curb Catalonian secessionism.

Translated from Artesmedia

Spain's Interior Minister Jose Ignacio Zoido has a warning for Carles Puigdemont: "don't try to sneak back into Barcelona, you will be caught."

The ousted former Catalan leader and infamous separatist, Carles Puigdemont who remains in self-imposed exile in Brussels and who was again picked by the Catalan parliament to be its president, may be tempted to cross into Spain "by helicopter, light aircraft or boat" so that the regional parliament can reappoint him officially, Zoido told broadcaster Antena 3 in an interview. The police have deployed specialist teams to monitor his movements and will catch him if he tries.

"Justice will be done with Carles Puigdemont", Zoido told Antena 3 on Tuesday morning, adding that the former First Minister had "fled" from the courts. "He has gone to countries where they're not paying much attention to him but where he can make a lot of noise."

It is worth reminding reader that "making a lot of noise" in Europe that goes against the diktat of the Euronazis, the unelected bureaucrats that control Brussels the establishment, is suppressed with extreme prejudice, as Greece, Irelan, Portugal and Cyprus have found in the past. Britiain, fortunately, is a different proposition, we are powerful enough to cripple the EU economiclly.

But why would one of the most senior figures in the Spanish government make such a bizarre statement? Simples. as Bloomberg reports, the Spanish media is abuzz with speculation that "Puigdemont might attempt a dramatic return for an investiture vote in the Catalan parliament this month. He fled to Brussels in October after Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy fired him for engineering the declaration of independence from Spain and he faces arrest if he attempts to return."

Since then the actions of the Spanish government and the EU have hardened attitudes among Catalan separatists. Nobody likes being bullied.

Asked about the possibility that Puigdemont might try to sneak back across the border to attempt another embarrassing media coup for the Spanish government, Zoido replied that Spanish security forces were vigilant and prepared, with Civil Guard and National Police experts working on the problem.

"Although there are a lot of country paths and you can get in by boat, in helicopter, or in a light airplane, we are working towards that not happening", he said quoted by The Spain Report: "so that Puigdemont can't even get back in in the boot of a car".

Zoido also said it was "outrageous" that Mr. Puigdemont might be reappointed via Skype.


Spain Set To Split As Catalonia Says ‘We Quit’

Following the brutal but inept attempts by the Spanish government to suppress Catalonia's independence referendum last weekend, Spain's constitutional crisis is rapidly spinning out of control. Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont is set to make a statement at 9 p.m. (1900 GMT) on Wednesday, after an all-party committee of the region's parliament met to agree a decision on independence. The outcome of that meeting was a forgone conclusion and just moments before this article was posted, CUP, the pro-secession party that is a majority in the Catalan parliament, has announced it will declared independence from Spain in plenary session on Monday, El Pais reports.

As reported last night, Puigdemont told the BBC his government would ask the region's parliament to declare independence when all votes from last weekend's referendum are counted. This is a formality, despite Spanish national police using anti - riot tactics to disrupt the vote and overwhelming majority have voted for independence. The government in Madrid has offered no response except to say the vote was illegal.

Puigdemont’s comments came on the heels of Spain’s King Felipe VI accusing secessionist leaders on Tuesday of shattering democratic principles and dividing Catalan society, as tens of thousands of Catalans took to the streets to protest against a violent police crackdown on Sunday’s vote.

Both Spain and the EU have been rocked by the Catalan vote and the violent response to it from national police, who even clashed with members of the Catalan province's police force as they tried to protect voters from national guard officers in riot gear. Witnesses and amateur video recordings confirm batons and rubber bullets were used in efforts to stop people voting. Hundreds were injured, in scenes that brought international condemnation.

At this moment it is unclear what Madrid's response will be if or when, Catalonia follows through on its threat to declare independence.There are a number of options but it seems likely that any move to stop the breakaway will only deepen divisions. Other spearatist movements in Andalucia, the Basque region and the Baelaric Islands are reportedly encouraged by the result of the referendum in Catalonia.

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Spain’s Leaders Prepare “Nuclear Option” As Protesters Rage Against Independence For Catalonia

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A week on from the historic Catalan Independence Referendum result opened a new front in the war between the European Union's bureaucratic dictatorship and the general population who are coalescing behind various nationalist and secessionist movements, tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Catalonia’s capital Barcelona on Sunday in what looked like a staged protest by the people of Spain against any unilateral declaration of independence by the already semi-autonomous Catalan region. According to Reuters the protests showed "how divided the region is on the issue."

We should bear in mind of course that Reuters is a press agency and often reports only information contained in official government press releases. There are fears in Brussels and throughout European capitals among politicians who favour political integration of the twenty seven EU member states that should the Catalonia secession movement succeed it will lead to a spate of similar actions in other nations where prosperous regions are being hit by EU immigration policies and the suffocating layers of bureaucracy that are suppressing business growth and hitting living standards.

In fact the region is surprisingly united in its support for the creation of a breakaway state. Government and EU propagandists are in no hurry to admit that however.

Last Sunday, more than 90% of the 2.3 million people who voted backed secession, according to Catalan officials. But that turnout represented only 43 percent of the region’s 5.3 million eligible voters as many opponents of independence stayed away. Many others were prevented from voting by the brutal tactics deployed by police in riot gear as they tried to carry out the wishes of central government by disrupting the vote.

In an interview with El Pais newspaper, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said he will consider taking the so-called "nuclear option" - i.e. suspending Catalonia's autonomous status (article 155 of the Spanish constitution,) - as Catalan leaders escalate threats to declare independence from the country, which could culminate with a parliamentary announcement as soon as Monday.

Asked if he was ready to trigger article 155, Rajoy told El Pais newspaper: “ I am not ruling out anything that the law says. What I have to do is do things at the right time, which is the most important thing right now. The ideal situation would be to not have to take drastic solutions, but for that to happen there would have to be rectifications."

Until this weekend, Rajoy has remained vague on whether he would use article 155 of the constitution which enables him to sack the regional government and call a local election.

Reverting back to a hardline stance, the conservative prime minister ruled out using mediators to resolve the crisis - something Puigdemont has said he is open to - and said the issue would not force a snap national election. The Prime Minister also added the government would “prevent any declaration of independence from materializing in anything”. “Spain will continue being Spain,” he said.

Rajoy reiterated that until the regional government abandons its intention to proclaim independence, no talks can take place.

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Spain Will Face Third General Election In A Year Unless Socialists Accept Coalition

Daily Stirrer, 2 August, 2016

Of all the European nations plunged into political and economic chaos as a result of EU social and immigration policies along with membership of the European single currency system (the Euro), Spain, neither as large nor as economically powerful as France or Italy, but the biggest of the naions to have developed rapidly as a result of injections of EU cash, has been hit the hardest since the Europonzi scheme went wrong. Since inconclusive elections in December 2015 Spain has not had an effective government because political new kid on the block PODEMOS, a left wing, anti - integration, anti - austerity party refused to enter a coalition with either of the groups in the corrupt, Brussels controlled duopoly that has run Spain for decades.

In June 2016, after repeated failures to form a ruling coalition in the Spanish assembly, King Felippe orderd acting Prime Minister Rajoy to hold new elections. Spain’s center-right PP won the most seats in the parliamentary elections, with the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) finishing second. None of the political forces has an absolute majority and thus cannot form a government on their own. Following the elections, Rajoy initiated negotiations to form a government, which have again proved futile.

On July 28, Rajoy accepted the offer of King of Spain Felipe VI to form a new government.

"Socialists should change their position. If the Socialists continue saying no [to the coalition], there will be new elections and everyone knows this, forming the government as soon as possible was a priority for the country." Rajoy said, . Unfortunately not everyone did know it because Rajoy's coalition could not muster enough votes to get their business through the legislature

Spain needs a government due to the economic situation, the need for stable institutions and for the government to put forward a budget, which will fulfill the obligations towards the Spanish people and the European Union. Rajoy led the talks with major Spanish political leaders on his own where he presented the future government program. He repeatedly spoke against holding a new round of parliamentary elections in Spain.

Now however the acting Prime minister appears to have changed his tune. Speaking earlier today Rajoy warned on that the country may have to hold a third round of elections, after his Socialist rival refused to back his efforts to form a coalition government. Rajoy's Popular Party (PP), in power since 2011, won the June 26th vote but fell short of an absolute majority, winning 137 seats out of 350.

The acting Prime Minister has since been tasked by the king to form a coalition or minority government, which he could only do by pushing through a parliamentary vote of confidence. Pedro Sanchez, whose Socialist party came second in June elections with 85 seats and who has the power to block Rajoy, refuses to back him.

"We are not going to back something we want to change ... the left will not back the right," Sanchez told reporters after meeting Rajoy.

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It's Not Just The British Want Out Of The EU - Eurosceptic PODEMOS in Spain Are Surging Ahead Of Election

With the EU Bureaucrats and Europe's political elites (not to mention the world domination freaks in Washington) in a blind panic over the surge of support for LEAVE in the Brexit campaing, pro EUronazi people in the UK are screeching "Racism", "Xenophobia" and trying to pretend that Britain is the only EU member state dissatisfied with the way the European Union has been run. This is in spite of surges in support across Europe for anti EU parties such as Front National in France, The Sweden Democrats, Alternatif fur Deutschland, the Danish People's Party and the Freedom Party in The Netherlands. Last month we saw victory stolen from the anti EU candidate in the Austraian Presidential Election and last week anti EU, pro - Democracy candidate Virginia Raggi established a comfortable lead in Rome's Mayoral Election.

And then there's this:

Following the inconclusive election outcome in Spain st December, the crisis torn country is preparing to go to the polls again. Already in a panic over the way the In / Out referendum in Britain looks to be heading, the smooth face bureaucrats and crooked deal makers who run the EU will have been further dismayed by a sudden surge in the popularity of Spain’s Eurosceptic Podemos (United We Can) party.

Podemos (Image source)

Center right Popular Party (PP) leader and acting prime minister, due to the refusal of Podemos to enter a coalition with any pro EU party, Mariano Rajoy was expected to gain seats following the failed election in December 2015. However polls shows PP is losing seats to left wing anti-EU party Podemos (the labels left and right have little meaning now) as the graphic below shows, with 22% of respondent declaring undecided; (don't worry if you don't speak Spanish, words are not needed.)

Image source: El Pais

The Financial Times (London) comments Spain’s Once-Mighty Socialists Set to be Eclipsed by Far-Left.

The Spanish left is heading for a wrenching realignment at this month’s repeat general election, with a closely watched new poll suggesting that the centre-left Socialist party will be eclipsed by the far-left Unidos Podemos bloc.

With the official election campaign set to kick off at midnight on Thursday, Unidos Podemos was forecast to win 25.6 per cent of the vote and 88-92 seats in the 350-strong parliament.

The latest poll, by the respected state-funded CIS research institute, gave the once-mighty Socialists just 21.2 per cent and 78-80 seats. If confirmed on June 26, the day of the election, that shift would offer fresh evidence of the deepening crisis facing Europe’s embattled social democrats.

Last month, the anti-austerity Podemos party and the United Left, which includes Spain’s former Communist party, decided to set aside their rivalry and run on a joint list dubbed Unidos Podemos (United We Can). For the Socialists, the traditional standard-bearer of the left, the fallout from that deal appears to be highly damaging.

According to the CIS survey, the Socialists and Unidos Podemos could control as many as 172 seats in parliament, just four shy of an absolute majority. Meanwhile, the PP and the centrist, pro-business Ciudadanos party are predicted to win at most 160 seats between them. But party leaders and analysts alike caution that the Socialists are deeply reluctant to throw in their lot with Unidos Podemos, especially if that alliance were to be led by Podemos chief Pablo Iglesias.

“I don’t see the Socialists supporting Iglesias as prime minister,” said José Fernández-Albertos, a political scientist at the CSIC research centre. “The more likely outcome is that they will abstain and let Rajoy govern [in minority] but will go into the opposition themselves. They will tell their supporters: We cannot support the PP but we also have to be responsible.”

As the polls stand now, mathematically, it appears likely the outcome of the election will once more be inconclusive. Adding to Spain' economic problems a coalition will be difficult because none of the other parties like PP or its corrupt leader, Mariano Rajoy.

A government of national unity, a three-way coalition between Unidos Podemos, PSOE, and Ciudadanos, previously proposed by King Felipe seems the least likely outcome as it was rejected earlier this year by all parties except PP, whose leader Rajov is no fan of democracy and rather than accept that he is the problem and stand down will apparently do anything to hold on to power.

The undecideds will determine the outcome and they are currently breaking towards Unidos Podemos, to give the party its full name which literally translates as “United We Can”, a nice campaign slogan. If Unidos Podemos plus PSOE can achieve an absolute majority, it seems likely that after some cracking together of heads, the socialist parties will unite, if only for the sake of returning Spain to a functioning democracy.

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Spain Faces Constitutional Crisis: Podemos Spurns Coalition Deal With Pro - EU Parties

Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias (screenshot)

Spain faces a constitutional crisis as the socialist leader Pedro Sanchez failed to convince the leftist, anti - establishment, anti - EU party Podemos to join his socialist party in a coalition government. The Podemos leader, pony-tailed academic Pablo Iglesias (who sounds more like a Mexican or Colobian drug baron than a Spanish politician, which might be a good thing when it somes to facing down the smooth faced, back - stabbing EU bureaucrats, has already announced his movement will not accept Sanchez's demand. Podemos is now expected to vote against Sanchez if he seeks a parliamentary vote of confidence on his prime-ministerial bid.

 The only party that could join the Socialist Party (PSOE) in backing a Sanchez cabinet is the small center-right group Ciudadanos. This leaves Sanchez with only 90 votes from PSOE plus 40 from Ciudadanos — a total of 130 whereas the majority in Spain's parliament is of 176 votes.

The impasse is opening a deep rift between the country's left-wing parties, which has only grown deeper after Podemos' scathing criticism of Sanchez during a high-octane parliamentary debate last Wednesday. Dialogue now seems a very remote possibility.

Sanchez will have to once again seek a majority vote on his bid to form a cabinet. He would only need a simple majority — that is: more people voting for him than against him — to clinch it. Still, even that prospective seems very unlikely. 

Were Sanchez to fail, negotiations will resume for up to two months. After that, unless the parties reach a deal, new elections will be called. 

Podemos's line is that the new government should result from an alliance among all the leftist forces in parliament. Iglesias has spoken of a "government of progress" that would gather under the same umbrella Podemos, the PSOE, United Left and Compromís. The anti-establishment party's main concern with Sanchez's current proposal is his deal with Ciudadanos.

Sanchez believes that a left-wing coalition would not be able to deliver a government really alternative to the current interim cabinet, led by conservative Mariano Rajoy of the Popular Party. Still, Sanchez' bid to cut deals beyond of the left's boundaries has not panned out so far. 

 Pedro Sanchez, the leader of the Socialists, which came second in the elections with 90 seats, previously said he wanted to form a leftwing government with Podemos on the condition that Podemos abandon its support for an independence referendum in Catalonia and its opposition to austerity measures imposed by Brussels and surrender of national sovereignty to EU bureaucrats.

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Cracking Up and Cracking Down: Spain Is Bursting at the Seams

from The Daily Sheeple

‘As the turmoil in Greece slowly yields (for now at least) it’s important to remember that the small Eurozone nation is hardly the only one in the EU that is in trouble, both fiscally and socially. In truth, it seems that Europe as a whole can hardly contain itself, and you can strike sparks just about anywhere. Europe is a fiscal mess with an aging population, ruled by a burdensome continent spanning bureaucracy, and simmering with ethnic and cultural tensions that range in age from ancient to modern.

So while the media is busy dancing around Greece as if the future of Europe lies solely in their hands, stop and take a look around the rest of that continent. I think you’ll find that the Eurozone could unravel just about anywhere. But if I could pick just one vulnerable country, I think Spain would be at the top of my list of the most unstable nations in the EU.

They have numerous of economic problems, including one of the highest debt to GDP ratios in the EU, and an unemployment rate that has exceeded 20% for many years now. In response to their fiscal and social woes, their government is rapidly spiraling into an despotic regime that hasn’t been seen since the days of Franco. Just last month the government handed down some of the most draconian free speech laws in the EU.’

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Spain Goes Full Police State; Government Enacts Law Forbidding Dissent, 'Unauthorized' Photography Of Law Enforcement

Spain is now a police state again. On July 1st, its much-protested "gag" law went into effect, instantly making criminals of those protesting the new law. Not since the death of General Franco has free speech been a crime in the country. Among the many new repressive clauses in the new law is a €30,000-€600,000 fine for "unauthorized protests," which can be combined for maximum effect with a €600-€300,000 fine for "disrupting public events."

This horrible set of statutes has arisen from Spain's membership of the Euro single currency system which has impoverished the country, caused catastrophically high unemployment and become a focus for anti-austerity protests, the European precursor to the Occupy Wall Street movement. Fines, fines and more fines await anyone who refuses to treat the authoritairia government with the respect it demands from citizens.

The law also extends its anti-free-speech restrictions to social media, where users can face similar fines for doing nothing more than encouraging or organizing a protest. Failing to present ID when commanded is another fine. And then there's this:

"Showing a "lack of respect" to those in uniform or failing to assist security forces in the prevention of public disturbances could result in an individual fine of between €600 and €30,000."

Spain's legislators thought of everything. To ensure these crackdowns on protests go off with a minimum of public backlash, "respected" police officers are being given a blank check to use as much force as they feel necessary when breaking up "unauthorized protests." The law doesn't directly instruct police to behave badly, but it does provide a very helpful increase in opacity.

A clause in the wide-ranging legislation that critics have dubbed the "gag law" provides for fines of up to 30,000 euros ($33,000) for "unauthorized use" of images of working police that could identify them, endanger their security or hinder them from doing their jobs.

Somehow, the Spanish government has managed to find an expectation of privacy within its public spaces and applied it to its public servants. While the law does make some provision for the public's "right to know," it also defers to law enforcement's judgment when it comes to what is or isn't "authorized use" of photographs/video depicting police performing their public duties.

Obviously, this small nod towards the public's rights is completely insincere. The government wants to clamp down on protests and it obviously can't be embarrassed by award-winning photographs/video of its police officers beating civilians wholly uninvolved with the protests that so angried up the cops' blood.

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In its Desperation, Scandal-Riddled Spanish Government Criminalizes Solidarity Among Citizens

On Tuesday, March 10, 19 Spanish citizens were rounded up in dawn raids by the Madrid police, accused of committing a crime against the Spanish state they were arrested and taken to police stations. Their crime? Trying to prevent, through non-violent resistance, the eviction of a local resident. If found guilty, the suspects could face crippling fines.

Welcome to Rajoy’s Spain, where helping out your neighbor in his or her hour of need is now a crime against the government.

In most countries affected by austerity measures as a resukt of the 2008 (and counting) financial crisis, the eviction of neighbors and local residents is usually a quiet, low key affair. Often people don’t realize that their neighbors have gone until the house comes up for auction.

In Spain, however, things are different. The incompetence of government departments, the greed of the banks and the heavy handedness of police combine to make foreclosures a very volatile public spectacle, sometimes drawing the participation and attention of scores or even hundreds of people.

When a local resident is threatened with eviction word quickly spreads and groups of neighbors and social activists begin forming to support the homebuyer. By the time police officers arrive a wall of protestors has formed between them and the front door of the property. . This rather unusual social phenomenon has arisen as a direct result of the network effects and organization dynamics offered by the Platform for Mortgage Victims (PAH), an advocacy group formed in 2008 with two main goals: to give legal advice to homeowners and to push for reform of a deeply imbalanced legal superstructure that is rigged against struggling home owners and in favor of the banks. In Spain, debt is neither forgiven nor forgotten. Even when a bank, often with the heavy-handed assistance of the forces of law and order, has repossessed someone’s home, that person could still be left on the hook for thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of euros of debt. Banks in Spain, as in most countries, have the right to auction houses in foreclosure. But if no buyers appear, the bank can take ownership of the house for 60% of its original or current face value (whichever the bank prefers). The banks then have 15 years to go after the homeowner. Indeed, most Spanish foreclosure victims end up personally liable for not only much of the outstanding loan, but also thousands of euros in penalty interest charges and tens of thousands of euros in court fees. In the end they could end up owing more than the original mortgage. Put simply, in Spain debt is for life and bankruptcy is never an option, as Ada Colau, a human rights lawyer who works for PAH, told the New York Times:

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Tens of thousands join Madrid anti-austerity rally

Spaniards took to the streets in Madrid on Saturday in support of new anti-austerity party Podemos, a week after Greece elected its hard-left ally Syriza. Tens of thousands of protestors chanting "Yes we can!" made their way from Madrid city hall to Puerta del Sol, the city's main square. Podemos and its anti-austerity message have been surging in polls ahead of elections later this year but have gained additional momentum following the victory of Greece's anti - austerity party.

"There are many people that agree with the need for change. Enough already with stealing - that the corrupt take everything and we can't do anything," Dori Sanchez, a 23-year-old unemployed teacher who came from Manovar in southeastern Spain told reporters after travelling north for the rally.

A Podemos press officer said 260 buses brought supporters to the capital from cities and towns around Spain to swell support for the "March for Change". Hundreds of locals volunteers offered accommodation to the travellers. Demonstrators carried banners that read "Universal Basic Income," "Tick, tock its time for change" and "Together we can".

Syriza beat mainstream Greek parties by pledging to end austerity, as Podemos aims to do in Spain's general election due in November. both might find it impossible to honour that pledge while remaining in the EU and the Eurozone, as their manifesto promises say they will. Podemos was formed just a year ago, but has surged in opinion polls with promises to fight what Iglesias calls the traditional "caste" of political leaders.

Like Syriza, Podemos has found popular support by targeting corruption and rejecting austerity programmes purportedly aimed at lifting the countries out of deep economic crisis but which are in reality much more likely to see the wealth gap between rich and poor widening.

Podemos has also found popularity among Spanish voters enraged by a string of corruption scandals, as well as public spending cuts imposed by the conservative ruling party and previously by the Socialists after the economic crisis erupted in 2008. Spain has now officially exited recession, the country grew by 1.4 percent last year according to provisional data released Friday but this is mostly due to printing money which devalues wages and savings. Nearly one in four workers are unemployed and the figure among the 18 - 24 age group is close to fifty per cent. Salaries for many people have dropped and the number of workers on low-paid short-term contracts or working part time has soared.

Spain's street protest movement has died down since 2013 after the government imposed draconian penalties on protestors but some of the leaders formed Podemos in January 2014. Four months later, the party won five seats in the European Parliament, with more than 1.2 million Spaniards voting for it.

Podemos has overtaken the mainstream opposition Socialist Party in several opinion polls, and in some has topped the list ahead of the conservative ruling People's Party (PP). The Socialists and the PP have ruled Spain alternately since the country returned to democracy after the death of the dictator Francisco Franco in 1975.

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Spain Takes a Giant Step Backward, Towards Its Dark Past

Thousands of protestors, both young and old, took to the streets and central plazas of some thirty Spanish cities today to protest for the right to protest. It is a right that should be respected in any self-respecting democracy.

But not in Spain, thanks to new legislation which is on the verge of becoming law. Under the Orwellian-titled Law for Citizen Security, or more aptly named “Gag Law,” virtually all forms of political protest, including all non-violent forms, will soon be criminalized. But not with penal charges – most criminal cases brought against non-violent political demonstrators are promptly thrown out of court – but administrative ones. That way, the government can circumvent the traditional checks and balances of the criminal justice system while pocketing millions in administrative fines.

Here’s a quick breakdown of the financial sanctions the government seeks to impose (and, of course, collect upon) for acts of political protest or disobedience:

• Surrounding a government building: €30,000
• Criticizing or insulting the country, government or head of state during a protest or on social media: €30,000
• Participating in a demonstration that does not have the government’s prior approval: €100 – €1,000
• Organizing a demonstration that turns violent: €30,000
• Participating non-violently in a demonstration that gets out of control: €1,000
• Refusal to show personal documentation (I.D. card, passport) to the police: €1,000
• Uploading images of riot police in action that the government considers against their honor, intimacy or the public image of the police force: €100-€1,000.
• Taking part in a demonstration outside a political party’s headquarters on election day: €30,000-€600,000.
• Trying to prevent the forced eviction of a local resident, something that has become common practice among communities in recent years: €1,000-€30,000.

The list goes on and on while the fines rise and fall between €100 and €600,000. For the government, the sweeping new measures are all about “securing public order,” as a prerequisite for “ensuring individual liberty” – a roundabout way of saying that it is instituting a police state to protect itself.

For many Spanish people, the new law is the ultimate affront, bearing disturbing echoes of the Public Order Tribunal that Franco’s dictatorship used to try political crimes such as public criticism of the Chief of State, justice courts and government; rebellion and sedition; public disorder, illegal propaganda, and the discovery and dissemination of official state secrets.

Resurrecting the ghosts of Spain’s dark Francoist past is the ultimate refuge of a scoundrel government that has reneged on just about all of its election pledges, is mired neck-deep in just about every political corruption scandal imaginable (I wrote about it in April last year: Spain’s Descent into Banana Republicanism), and is to a great extent directly responsible for the collapse of some of Spain’s biggest savings banks.

Having lost all political legitimacy and most of the public’s trust, the Rajoy regime is doing what most desperate governments do when their back is firmly up against the wall: protect its own neck, and those of its corporate and financial masters (many of whom bear a striking resemblance to the same corporate and financial masters that not so long ago enjoyed Franco’s zealous protection).

The fact that the Rajoy regime has an overwhelming majority in parliament means that its every wish is quite literally Spain’s command. Despite the fact that the Citizens’ Security Law is opposed unanimously by every other political party in the land, not to mention over 80 percent of the Spanish public, it nonetheless passed through congress with breezy ease.

But it’s not just in the political sphere that Rajoy et al are making their unwieldy presence felt. Just in the past week Spain’s Attorney General, Eduardo Torres Dulce, resigned, citing outside (i.e. government) interference in his duties. Two of the main causes of Torres Dulce’s fallout with the government were his refusal to stop the court case against the governing Popular Party’s chief treasurer, Luís Barcenas, and his initial unwillingness to launch a criminal case against Catalonia’s premier Artur Mas for daring to call a purely symbolic mock-referendum on November 11.

Torres Dulce’s replacement – a judge by the name of Consuelo Madrigal Martínez-Pereda – will be Spain’s third Attorney General in as many years. Just how long she lasts in the job will, one assumes, depends on her ability and willingness to see things the government’s way.

Another institution that is under intense pressure to see things through the government’s lens (or else!) is the state media. In the last three years virtually all voices critical of the government’s deeply unpopular austerity measures have been purged from both national radio and television. The Rajoy regime has also had a leading hand in the removal of a number of chief editors from national newspapers, including allegedly El Mundo and La Vanguardia.

None of these actions are remotely befitting of a supposedly democratic government. But then, just as I wrote a year ago in Fear Loathing and Collective Amnesia in Crisis Ridden Spain, Spain’s transition into a fully fledged constitutional democracy never came even close to completion. Now it’s being reversed at breakneck pace.

Indeed, the only remotely positive news is that the Rajoy government has just eleven months of absolute majority left. After the next elections the Popular Party will either have to form part of a coalition government or be demoted to the opposition benches. That said, Rajoy & Co can do a hideous amount of damage in eleven months. By Don Quijones

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Bankrupt Spain to Spend €1 Billion Euros To Equip Police With Riot Gear As The Nation Turns Against Their Government

by Ian R Thorpe - 11 September, 2014

Spains reponse to protestors
Spain's reponse to protestors (Picture source: The Local)

The gov’t of Spain revealed it is to spend nearly €1 billion on police riot gear, in spite of the nation’s sovereign debt rising by €58 billion over the last year. Authorities have been alarmed by widespread protests of increasing intensity and fear a new wave of violence will sweep the nation in the coming months. With well established separatist movements in the Basque and Catalan regions, Spain is no stranger to civil unrest caused by discontent with the increasingly remote and high handed elitism of those who run the country on the Corporate State model. The Guardian ran a report on the extent of the problem recently.

Spain is described as having become the protest capital of Europe. In the first half of 2013 there were approximastely 36,000 protests in Spain, with the city of Barcelona alone accounting for 2,500 of them, according Spanish news sources. This is hardly surprising with unemployment at around tenty-five percent and joblessness in the 16 - 24 age group around fifty percent, that's a lot of discontent. Add to that the usual stories of the hungry big - government monster constant;ly demanding a bigger share of resources and the vampire like EU bleeding Spain's businesses and savers dry, and a population noted for having a more volatile collective temprament that north european states and sooner or later something must explode. But is heavy handed policing by a militarised police force the answer?

The Interior Ministry says they will be purchasing equipment ranging from riot batons to stab proof vests and water cannons to help deal with protestors. Law enforcements said the water cannons are necessary, "given the current social dynamic." The Coordinadora 25-S activist group already has plenty of protests planned for autumn. The next march is planned for September 11, to mark Catalonia Day, while they are also planning a 2-day strike in October to support teachers.

Amnesty International in Spain said the purchase of riot gear was a worrying development. "They say they buy this material to control disturbances, but how exactly will it be used?" said Amnesty's Ángel Gonzalo. "In Greece we have documented how these water cannons, when used a short distance, can provoke severe injuries and commotions."

Social activist group Coordinadora 25-S, which has its roots in the 15-M movement and called a 'day of action' in 2011 that saw tens of thousands of Spaniards take to the streets to call for “Real Democracy NOW”, has labelled the upcoming season of protests event as “the autumn of unconstitutionality”.

The group has announced it plans to carry out protests against Spain’s new monarch King Felipe VI, education cuts carried out by the current government and other social demos falling under the category of “Marches for Dignity”, online daily 20 minutos reported. Read more on the government reaction at Ten New Security Laws That Are Shocking Spaniards.

Protests are expected over gov’t plans to impose heavy fines on those taking part in unauthorised protests and demonstrations against the monarchy with a demand for a referendum as to whether Spain should become a republic. At Felipe VI’s coronation in June, when he took over the throne from his father Juan Carlos, 3,000 anti-monarchy activists flooded the area in central Madrid, EuropaPress reports. Waving the red, yellow and purple flags of Spain’s second republic, protesters demanded the abolition of the monarchy.

There was a heavy police presence with 7,000 riot police controlling the center of the capital with some 120 snipers keeping watch, however the Local reported that people were being detained just for saying the word ‘republic’ or for wearing the color purple, which is associated with the anti-monarchy movement. It is difficult to see how changing the consitution would improve matters but then as long as the greedy fangs of the EU Bureaucracy remain buried in Spain's jugular is is equally difficult to see how anything might help.

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Violence Flares In Spain As E U Imposed Austerity Pain Increases

by Little Nicky Machiavelli - 2013-04-27 Those who stumble through life with their eyes closed may have missed the news last week that unemployment in Spain has reached 27% and EU imposed austerity measures are causing severe hardship as they have in France and Portugal. And now, as has already happening in Greece though not in Portugal yet, resentment of the Euronazi's determination to put their cherished single European government project ahead of the welfare of Europe's people, resentment is turning into violence.

Police and protesters have clashed at an anti-government demo in the Spanish capital, Madrid, with bottles thrown and officers making baton charges. The government is set to reveal a new plan to turn the economy around.

There were violent scenes close to the Spanish national parliament on Thursday, as unrest broke out at a demonstration by protesters calling for politicians to stand down.

Some 1,000 activists gathered in front of a police barrier surrounding Madrid's lower house of parliament, some attempting to pull the barricade down. A group threw bottles and firecrackers at police, who responded with baton charges.

Spanish daily newspaper El Pais reported on its website early Friday morning that 29 people had been injured, 14 of them police. A further 15 people were arrested, with parliament cancelling its session for the day.
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In spite of this we still have people in all three major British parties calling for closer integration with Nazi Europe. So the only conclusion we can draw is the Conservatives, Labour and the Liberal Democrats want us to end up like Spain and Greece in the short term and in the long term become a province of the German pan - European empire.

There are elections next week, you know what you have to do. And ignore those Tory and Labour orchestrated attempts to discredit UKIP with unsubstantiated allegations about racism, they only show how worried the main parties are.

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'Sorry': Spanish PM apologizes for corruption

via The Local

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Tuesday begged for forgiveness on behalf of the country's ruling Popular Party a day after police arrested several party members in anti-corruption raids.

"I ask for forgiveness in the name of the Popular Party (PP) from all Spaniards for having put people in positions of responsibility who weren't fit for them," said Rajoy in the national parliament.

"I hear and understand the frustration of the people," he added.

"This behaviour is particularly hurtful when the Spanish people have had to put up with so many sacrifices to get our country out of the economic crisis."

Rajoy's comments came after Spanish police on Monday made 37 arrests as part of an investigation into a kickbacks scheme in which politicians and public officials allegedly received illegal commissions from companies in return for political favours including the awarding of contracts for construction and infrastructure projects.

Among those targeted in the raids were Francisco Granados, the former number two in Madrid's PP as well as the party's head of the provincial authority of León, Marcos Martínez Barazón. Several Madrid mayors from the PP are also being investigated.

All have now had their PP membership suspended.

The arrests had made people mistrustful of politicians, said Rajoy on Tuesday, but he stressed that it was unfair to tar the vast majority of people in Spain's political parties with the same brush.

The prime minister was also keen to highlight that the prime motivation of those implicated in the kickbacks scandal was greed, and had nothing to do with illegal party funding.

Those assertion comes on the same day a former secretary general for the PP, Ángel Acebes, appeared in court as part of a long-running investigation into whether the party operated an illegal slush fund.

In 2013, former party treasurer Luis Bárcenas — currently in prison on charges related to another corruption case — alleged he used such a fund to make under-the-table payments to top party figures including Rajoy. The prime minister has repeatedly denied those claims. [ Continue reading ]

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Eurodebt Threatens Portugal, Greece, Spain - Inflation Threatens Your Pocket

from Little Nicky Machiavelli

No good news this week. Then to cap it all today we hear the latest on inflation. Oh well that's goodbye o our savings, pensions and lifestyles.

Meanwhile Portugal looks set to become latest Eurozone member to be threatened by speculative attacks in the bond markets as borrowing costs soar

The European Central Bank (E.C.B.) has stepped in to the financial markets to buy Portuguese bonds on Thursday amid growing fears that the Eurozone's rolling crisis is about to claim its third victim.

Policymakers in Frankfurt intervened for the first time in three weeks as borrowing costs on Portugal's debt remained at a level that proved to be unsustainable for both Greece and Ireland.

Left Bloc, one of the smaller parties in Portugal's parliament, said on Thursday it would table a motion of no confidence in the minority socialist government.

There is a pattern emerging here. Oo - er we have a coalition government with a minority party whose members are not happy.

Roll on The New World Order.



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Spain parliament passes bill restricting protests

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One by one the lights are going out all over Europe - Sir Edward Grey
from PressTV The Spanish parliament has approved a highly contentious bill that puts major restrictions on citizens' right to protest. The Public Security Law, which was passed in a 181-141 vote on Thursday, limits protests to authorized rallies only.

The law also makes all unauthorized gatherings punishable by fines of up to 600,000 euros ($745,000).

The measure has been fiercely criticized by opposition politicians and activist groups. Several lawmakers tied up their mouths in protest as the bill was debated in the parliament. Opponents say the legislation violates the right to protest, limits freedom of expression and gives more power to police.

Spain has been hit by a wave of demonstrations and strikes over the past months against the government's austerity measures. Grappling with deep economic recession, Spain has adopted harsh austerity measures as part of attempts to deal with the dire situation. The country has been witnessing daily protests in recent years since the country’s economy collapsed into recession in the second half of 2008, taking millions of jobs with it.



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Coronavirus deaths: Are The Authorities Deceiving Us?Yesterday we reported that a Canadian outfit had carried out an analysis of China’s response to Coronavirus and concluded that while politicians and academics (aka “scientists” or “experts”) are heaping praise on the way the regime in Beijing has contained and controlled its epidemic, the Chinese have actually been lying, the epidemc is still raging and numbers of infections and deaths from COVID – 19 are far higher than reported,

Is This The Smoking Gun That Proves China Has Lied About The Coronavirus Outbreak
With the number of confirmed cases of, and deaths from coronavirus in Italy, a nation of 63 million people having now surpassed the number of infections officially admitted by the government of China, a nation of 1.4 billion and the nation where the news strain of coronavirus, COVID – 19 was first observed, it was obvious to the realists among us that the Chinese government’s claims to have contained the virus were deeply suspect and further claims that the outbreak were under control were as reliable as reported sightings of The Tooth Fairy ...

As We Predicted The Coronavirus bill Is The Biggest Assault On Freedom Since World War 2
Things have gone so far beyond what can be considered a rational response to an outbreak of a highly contagious but for most people relatively minor illness that I am starting to believe even the conspiracy theories I know I made up myself. Along with my fellow Boggart Bloggers I predicted weeks ago the current outbreak of the so - called coronavirus would see a massive hyping of the threat level leading up to an assault on our freedoms. And that is exactly what we have seen happening over the past week.

Germany’s Official State TV Channel Cheers Coronavirus For Killing Old People
Trawling around the weirder fringes of the web, as we bloggers and cyberjournalists are sometimes obliged to if we want to bring you the news the mainstream will not report, one occasionally comes across something important but disturbing – like being brought face – to – face with how sick and warped the far left ecopsychos really are. Take a sketch recently broadcast as part of a satirical show the title of which translates as Bohemian Browser Ballet, shown by German state broadcaster ARD.

UK To Ask Citizens Over 70 To Self - Isolatate For 4 MONTHS As Coronavirus Fails To Kill Zillions UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock today confirmed the government plans to ask people aged over 70 to isolate themselves for up to four months amid a coronavirus pandemic. The goal is to protect them. It's quite obvious to us, experienced bloggers that we are, that the government, civil service, law encorgement and national security agencies and all the assorted experts and talking heads have forgotten the lesson our generation learned from The Hitch Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy ...

EU States Rebel Against Brussels As Van Leyen Demands Borders Stay Open
The cracks in European solidarity are growing deeper by the day as the coronavirus crisis threatens to split the bloc. The response of European leaders has varied from panic, as several member-states have takeen unilateral action including severe border closures, to a laissez - fair attidude, notably from France's idiot president Emmanuel Macron who favours total inaction, having said complacently that viruses don't recognise borders.

US John Hopkins University Prof Says Don't Believe Corona Virus Numbers
The number of confirmed cases outside of China roughly tripled once again this week, and if this outbreak continues to escalate at this pace there will be more than a million confirmed cases in less than a month. But as bad as the official numbers are, the truth is that there are a whole lot more people walking around out there that have caught the virus but have not been tested.

University free speech society told free speech a 'red risk', external speakers must be vetted

Sheffield University’s recently formed Free Speech Society has been warned that free speech is a “red risk” and all external speakers at events it organises will have to be vetted by the University Thought Police squad and the topics they intend to talk about shown to be in line with ideas and opinions the titty - sucking babies who run the Student Union are not frightened by. Coninue Reading

Biden the Democrats least hopeless hopeful? Or is he?
A senior U.S. Republican reportedly said recently that the most difficult ticket Donald Trump could face in the next election would be Joe Biden partnered by Elizabeth Warren. This was not, needless to say, because Biden was a brilliant debater or a lethal political adversary. “If he was any stupider, my you’d have to water him”, the anonymous Republican quipped.See also >>>

Black Man Kicked Out Of Labour Party For Telling The Truth About Islam
Trevor Phillips, a life long campaigner for equality and former chairman of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, has been suspended by The Labour Party and faces an investigation and could be expelled from the party over comments made some years ago amout the unwillingness of many Muslim immigrants to integrate into British society and particularly about the treatment of women in Islam.More on Labour Party

Underage Girl Used Like ‘Piece of Meat’ By ‘Asian’ Grooming Gang
Four “Asian” men have been found guilty for their roles in sexually grooming a 15-year-old girl, who the court heard the men passed around like a “piece of meat”. The grooming gang members were found guilty of rape and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. The men were convicted at Sheffield Crown Court on Wednesday

Spain Arrests People Traffickers And Drug Smugglers Crossing From North Africa in Speedboats
Spanish police announced the arrest of 90 people involed in a smuggling rackets that moved both people and drugs from Africa to Europe. The Civil Guard released a statement today stating that the smuggling network regularly moved people and drugs from Ceuta, a Spanish enclave in northern Africa to The Costa del Sol in high powered semi inflatable speedcraft of the type often used to move illegal immigrants from Libya to Italy or Turkey to Greece.

Turkey Kills Over 50 Syrian Troops, Russian Warplanes Intervene to Halt OffensiveTurkey Kills Over 50 Syrian Troops, Russian Warplanes Intervene to Halt Offensive
Conflict in Syria’s Idlib Province has escalated during the past week, with Turkish forces attacking the Syrian army and claiming to have killed over 50 soldiers. Russia, the main Syrian ally in the conflict, took the pressure off Assad and sent a clear message to Turkey’s President Erdogan by sending in warplanes to halt to Turkish assault ...

Le Pen Calls For Referendum To Stop “Submersion” Of France Via Mass ImmigrationMarine Le Pen, leader of the French Rassemblement National (National Rally) has called for a referendum on immigration policy to stop what she called the “submersion” of France via a “globalist” program of mass immigration. Speaking in a debate on problems caused by mass immigration, Le Pen told the French Parliament that the political establishment had betrayed French people ...

EU Borders at Breaking Point as Migrants Shipped to Frontier
This blog has always tried to point out to the lefties who screech about “open borders” that the European Union commitment to free movement of Labour only applies to citizens of EU member states moving withing the Union. They are closed minded and bigoted on the subject of course, “open borders” facilitating the movement of hundreds of millions of uneducated third world peasants to the developed nations is one of the sacred cows of their ideologically driven agenda ... Continue reading

February 2020

U.N. Chief Guterres Wants To Redistribute Power & Wealth and Fight ‘Gender Inequality’http://www.greenteethmm.com/equality-women-united-nations.shtml
That The United Nations Organisation has ambitions to become a world government is well known, this site and many others have reported it's moves and agendas for years. Now it seems the U.N. has become part of thatcabal of supra - national bureaucracies and, to borrow a line from a Paul Simon song, loose affiliations of millionaires and billionaires such as The Bilderberg Group and the World Economic Forum. Their latest move to impose cultural uniformity on the world however, is only going to lose them credibility

Physicists accidentally stumble upon mind-blowing new material
American physicists believe that they have discovered a strange state of matter entirely new to science. uSch unintentional breakthroughs never seem to happen anymore. Western university-industrial complexes are burdened with paperwork, and huge resources are devoted to ethical and health and safety requirements. These modern innovations have their benefits, of course, but they do have a major downside ...

Via TruePublica.org, 26 February, 2010

Google (corporate motto: don't be Evil, that's our job,)is planning a move that will force ir's British its British users to agree that their accounts be moved out of the regulatory jurisdiction of European Union privacy regulators, instead placing them under US jurisdiction instead, the company confirmed on 19 February. The move is intended to prevent the UK government from acting to protect UK internet users' data after the nation separates from the EU at the end of 2020.

A deadly sickness is sweeping across Ethiopia – and no one knows how or why it came to be

For most of this month the news has been full of the coronavirus outbreak in China, and the possibility this will turn into a pandemic like the Spanish flu' outbreak in 1919 which killed millions of people worldwide. First we need to allay freas spread by scaremongering propaganda aimed at diverting public scrutiny for several very unpleasant and undemocratic agendas currently being implemented by the ruling elites ...

VW Audi Suspends Electric Vehicle Production Due To Battery Shortage
Today in “news that affects all electric vehicle manufacturers”, Audi has announced that it has suspended production of its e-Tron electric SUV effective February 20 and won’t resume untilfurther notice. The suspension has been a resolve of “resolving production issues”, which are mainly attributed to bottlenecks in battery supply, according to Business Insider.

Worst polluting coal and wood fires banned in fight to cut emissions
Domestic coal and certain types of wood are to be banned from sale from next year in a bid to cut air pollution, ministers will announce on Friday.

Macron Vows to Fight ‘Islamist Separatism’ with New Reforms

French President Emmanuel Macron has declared his government will fight against “Islamist separatism” with reforms including ending residency for foreign imams.


Switzerland’s environmental agency announces national moratorium on 5G
This blog has warned about the health risks of 5G wireless technology before, almost from the moment it was announced people who understand this technology (and two out of the three of us do,) have been saying that while there is always a risk from electro – magnetic radiation, with earlier technologis it was easily manageable if a loittle common sense was deployed. The exponentially higher intensity of 5G frequencies however, takes the health risks to humans to a whole different level.

Criminal damage in Cambridge reveals the police soft peddaling on Extinction Rebellion crimes Nobody is allowed to walk on the grass outside Trinity College Cambridge. I suppose an exception might be made if you were a 365-year-old don who once lolled under the famous apple tree with Sir Isaac Newton (probably a couple of those old fellows still holed up in the port cellar).

Otherwise, set one foot on that sacred turf and you will soon find yourself experiencing the full force of Newtonian gravity; rugby-tackled to the ground by a puce-faced porter in a bowler hat.

Germany's ruling party split over how to respond to AfD
Germany's Christian Democrat party (CDU) is as deeply divided as Britain's Labour Party over how to respond to the upsurge of nationalism. Facing a serious challenge from the nationalist (but not far right please, they are not that,) Alternative for Germany party (AFD) the CDU seems pitifully unprepared for departure of the Chancellor Merkel at a point when Germany its facing most serious political and economic crisis for decades.

Afer EU Engineered Hiatus Italy Heading For New Elections?
Matteo Salvini's Lega are by far the most popular political party in Italy and have been for some time, only a stitch up engineered by the Brussels bureaucracy has kept them out of power. But Brussels determination to prevent any Eurosceptic party becoming part of a governing coalition in any member state reveals the true, authoritarian nature of the European Union.

Sweden dystopia omnibusSwedish Communist Party: The Left Has Abandoned the Working Class For Migrants & LGBT issues
Are the left getting it at last? Is the message sinking in that the grass roots movements have been infiltrated and hijacked by middle class intellectuals. Are they starting to realise that the obsession with identity politics has supplanted income inequality, housing availability, jobs and the cost of living ... ?

Is the World Health Organization involved in biological warfare research?
Dr. Francis Boyle, a professor of international law, talked in a recent interview with about the Wuhan coronavirus now sweeping through the far east, laboratory in Wuhan, China, where the genetically modified virus appears to have originated, and the World Health Organization’s (WHO) clandestine involvement in biological warfare research ...Continue reading

13-year-old fights school policy allowing ‘trans girls’ into girls’ changing room February 7, 2020 (Paul Smeaton, LifeSiteNews) – A 13-year-old UK girl is taking her local council to court after it issued guidance that would allow boys who identify as “transgender girls” to access girls’ bathrooms, changing rooms, and dormitory rooms on student trips.
The guidance was issued last year as part of the Oxfordshire County Council’s “Trans Inclusion Toolkit for School 2019” project.

RACIST BRITAIN: ‘Black Studies’ Professor Says British Empire Was Worse Than Nazi GermanyBritain’s first professor of “Black Studies”, (yes you can get a Mickey Mouse degree from Toytown University in Black Studies,) who is aquiring quite a reputation for uttering ‘hate speech’ against Britain and white people in general, has now opined the British Empire did “far more harm” than Hitler’s Germany, and branded “whiteness” a “... Continue reading”.

Big Pharma billionaire charged with conspiracy and bribery of doctors
Not long ago it would have been inconceivable that one day a Big Pharma company founder and owner would be arrested for running a criminal drug cartel, but that is exactly what happened a few days ago. “Federal authorities arrested the billionaire founder and owner of Insys Therapeutics Thursday on charges of bribing doctors and pain clinics into prescribing the company’s fentanyl product to their patients ...

Coronavirus Contains “HIV Insertions”: Claim Stokes Fears Over Genetically Modified BioweaponFor the past two weeks mainstream media reporting of the epidemic of a new strain of coronavirus in China has been getting more and more hysterical. However, reports have pushed back against one "conspiracy theory" about the origins of the virus that has now infected as many as 70,000+ people in the central China city of Wuhan alone (depending on whom you believe).

Corona Virus: Should We Worry
The official data coming out of China and from other sources including the World Health Organisation (WHO) on the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus continues to suggest an exponential growth rate. With more and more infectious disease experts are now openly calling the virus a full-blown global pandemic, many people are asking should we in the west be worried and how bad might things get?

The Islamic Republic Of France
France’s left-wing elite are accused of cowardice for failing to support 16-year-old girl facing death threats after she insulted Islam online, the ruling class have been also accused of cowardice for failing to support a 16-year-old girl who has faced death threats after she allegedly insulted Islam online.

Clinton Kill List To Determine Who Will Be US 2020 Presidential Candidate?
And then, in accordance with Murphy’s law, which states just when you think things can’t get any worse, they do, Hillary Clinton has emerged, having found what she obviously thinks is a sure – fire route to the presidency, to offer her services as vice presidential candidate to whoever wins the nomination. And just to show how far The Democrats are removed from reality, many leading figures in the party and the left leaning media think it’s a good idea.

January 2020

Coronavirus Contains “HIV Insertions”: Claim Stokes Fears Over Genetically Modified Bioweapon
The theory that China obtained the coronavirus via a Canadian research program, and started molding it into a bioweapon at the Institute of Virology in Wuhan before it somehow escaped could be an attempt by the establishment (the Davosocracy,) to spread fear and panic as they see resurgent nationalism across the developed world and growing scepticism about

Italy most likely member to quit the EU and demand independence after Brexit -shock poll 23:01 (11 pm) 31 January, the United Kingdom is no longer part of the European Union.

Throughout the day, the last on which the UK will be a member of the European Union, more than 7,000 people took part in an online, and completely meaningless except as a gesture, poll which asked which nation they thought would be next to leave the 27 member bloc ...

US Democratic Party Orders Google To Spread Globalist Propaganda
The U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on the Climate Crisis has demanded, in a letter to Google CEO Sudar Pichai that the Internet Search giant demonetize climate skeptics, and provide 'education' to millions of people who have been exposed to “dangerous misinformation”. Key actions demanded of Google by The Democrats are:

Time is NOT real: Physicists show EVERYTHING happens at the same time

The concept of time is simply an illusion made up of human memories, everything that has ever been and ever will be is happening RIGHT NOW. That is the theory according to a group of esteemed physicists who aim to solve one of the universe’s mysteries.
Most people do not even consider the concept of time but there is nothing in the laws of physics to state that it should move in the forward direction that we know. The laws of physics are symmetric ultimately meaning that time could have easily moved in a backward direction as it does forward. Indeed some adherents to the ‘big crunch’ theory say time WILL run backwards when the universe stops expanding and starts contracting back in on itself.

The BBC is panicking at the public’s rejection of its arrogant Left-liberal worldview
This is nearly over – this weird disconnect between what most of us understand as reality and the world as seen through the eyes of an all pervasive Authority that was apparently appointed (although we never knew by whom) to establish the limits of public discourse. The crisis of confidence at the BBC – and make no mistake, it is a full blown, all alarm bells ringing, catastrophic crisis ...

The grooming gang cover-up is Britain’s real racism scandal

Forget pathetic 'Princess Pushy' Megan Markle petulantly playing the race card when she found life in the goldfish bowl occupied by Britain's Royal Family was not to her liking, the grooming gang cover up is Britain's racist scandal - and it is far worse than the trivialities that get American libtards screaming about "White Privilege ..."

John McCain’s Widow Comments on Jeffrey Epstein’s Sex Trafficking ChargesJohn McCain’s Widow Comments on Jeffrey Epstein’s Sex Trafficking Charges


Speaking at a human trafficking event in Florida, McCain revealed that her family was quite familiar with Epstein’s wrongdoings as one girl from her daughter’s high school was actually among the financier’s underage victims, then suddenly acknowledging that she “knew” about his crimes.
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French Intellectual Jailed for Calling Mass Immigration an “Invasion”
French intellectual Renaud Camus (above) has been conditionally sentenced to 2 months imprisonment for arguing that mass immigration in Europe represents an “invasion.” Summit.news reports: The writer, who is the author of Le Grand Remplacement (The Great Replacement), was charged with “public incitement to hate or violence on the basis of origin, ethnicity, nationality, race or religion.”

“Hard” Of Hearing? PornHub Being Sued By Deaf Man For Lack Of Subtitles
We read today that sex supermaket site PornHub is being sued by Yaroslav Suris, who has filed a lawsuit claiming that its lack of PornHub’s lack of subtitles for the hard of hearing is discriminatory. Suris’ bone of contention is that the website violates his rights under the Americans With Disabilities Act, according to showbiz gossip site TMZ, which broke the story ...

Quitaly Back On As Salvini Prepares To Take On The EU
While the bureaucraps of Brussels were still congratuating themselves on forcing Matteo Salvini’s Lega party out of Italy’s governernment, mainstream media barely bothered to cover the news that Lega won the state elections in Umbria towards the end of October 2019. Thus the story that should have had Europhiles like Emmanuel Macron and Guy Verhofshit crapping themselves was barely noticed.

Police Failed To Act Against Muslim Grooming Gang Due To Fears Over "Community Tensions" A new report based on the evidence of former Grester Manchester Police Detective Constable Maggie Oliver acknowledges that the force failed to stop dozens of girls being groomed and sexually exploited by a network of Pakistani men despite being fully aware of what was happening due to fears over creating “community tensions.” The report notes that the instruction to avoid prosecuting came "right from the top ..."

Asian grooming gang given free pass to rape; police officers told ‘find other ethnicities’ to investigate – detective.
A report published today, authored by child protection specialist Malcolm Newsam CBE and former senior police officer Gary Ridgway, comes following the reopening of an investigation into the death of 15-year-old Victoria Agoglia, who – after years of abuse and days after she was injected with heroin by a 50-year-old man – died in hospital of an overdose in 2003.

Greta Thunberg Slams Australia for Coal Industry, Expands List of Climate Demands
Little Greta Thunberg, who was elected by nobody apparently now speaks for us all on matters relating to climate change. The Swedish climate change hustler who is making a fortune for her handlers from donations to her campaign, again castigated Australia for continuing to mine and export coal despite her previous complaints, adding a call for an end worldwide to the actibity to her list of climate demands to be delivered at the upcoming World Economic Forum in Davos ...

Macron Digs In Against The General Strike, But Could It Finish Him?
As the French braces itself for the latest wave of protests and strikes across the country, as attitudes harden against President Emmanuel Macron's pension and retirement system reforms. Karel Vereycken, vice-president of France's Solidarity and Progress Party, has given his version what's behind the recent wave of strikes and why Macron's efforts to calm the situation down are backfiring.

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September 2015

Perpetual War: US Considers Keeping Troops In Afghanistan After 2016
As The Daily Stirrer has predicted since we started in 2009 that Washington's goal was perpetual war, of the kind George Orwell described in his novel 1984. Not only does war make fear - mongering acceptable as a way of controlling the population and restricting personal liberties and civil rights, it is great for business too. It should be no surprise then to learn ...

Stephen Nolan’s Pro-Migrant Stance - Boggart Blog Pays Tribute With Fat Bastard by The Macc Lads
The BBC will not accept any criticism when it comes to anything of a political nature. They would never back down.There is, it seems, no one in the entire institution who is not radically left wing and they are waging ideological war against the general population and against British culture and values.

Retired Swedish Police Chief Says Malmo Crime Skyrocketing Due To Immigration

Chief Superintendent Torsten Elofsson retired from police work in 2014 after 42 years on the Malmo police force, but he retains a key interest in the security of the city. Recalling his early days on the force, Elofsson said the nature and volume of crime in Malmo had changed significantly, going from the organised crime perpetrated by biker gangs decades ago to the migrant crime boom of modern Sweden.

Jeremy Corbyn, the Fabian Society left wing elitist posing as man of the people
Labour activists are hailing the Corbyn era as a return to traditional labour politics. But not only is Corbyn a posh boy from a wealthy family, he is a member of the elitist Fabian Society, the left wing intellectual think tank founded in the 19th century, which in the 1930s supported Hitler and fascism.

Merkel's Beloved Muslim Migrants Trigger Rape Epidemic In Munich
A story picked up by Pam Geller (always a reliable fact checker although some dislike her sensationist style of reporting) of Muslim migrats raping German women while migrant women are being forced into prostitution is not playing well with the femiists and left wing extremists who want us to believe the lie that these barbarians actually enrich our culture.

Muslim Only No Go Areas For Police And Emergency Services In Our Cities? - It Already Happened In Sweden.
Sweden continues to lead the way in surrendering its nation, culture and self respect to exremist Muslim dickheads, reasoning that the violent rapists and murderers of the relion of peace will thank them rather than kill them all. but the people all over Europe are waking to the betrayal of their elites.

Assad Says Europe Is Responsible For Refugee Crisis: "If You're Worried About Them, Stop Supporting Terrorists"
As the tide of refugees fleeing Syria’s bloody civil war, swelled by African economic migrants masquerading as Syrians continues to tear the European Union (EU) apart, and as Brussels struggles to formulate a coherent policy for handling the crisis as member states go their own way with measures to close border crossing points, divert migrants to other member nations, or ...

Swedish Immigrant Street Wars Spread: Stockholm Grenade Attack Follows Kurd-Turk Migrant Clashes
Violence between migrant gangs of different ethnicities vying for territorial rights to run organised crime has become the norm in Malmo, southern Sweden. Now it appears that as a consequence of the Swedish loony left government’s insane policy of flooding the country with third world migrants without

"West's War In Syria Is Part Of A Global war Waged By The USA And Its Dupes Allies Against Russia"
Arthur Foxake brings us a brilliant analysis of the geopolitical picture from the black Sea and Middle East, but ahead of the embed window we get a few of Arthur's own thoughts on the situation

German Authorities Claim Economic Migrants Are Saying They Are Syrian Refugees To Get Into The Country
The shock renewal by Germany of border controls was, it turns out, a consequence of Hausfrau Merkel's ill - advised decision to announce that all Syrians arriving in Germany would be welcomed, a stupid move, probably aimed at sucking up to the terrorist - loving Obama administration in the USA, that was doomed to end in disaster from the outset.

Why It Really All Comes Down To The Death Of The Petrodollar
Last week, in the global currency war’s latest escalation, Kazakhstan instituted a free float for local currency the Tenge. The currency immediately plunged by some 25%. The thinking behind the move was straighhtforward enough. Collapsing crude oil prices along with the relative weakness of the Russian rouble ...

Migrants Defiant as Hungary Blocks Train Links for 2nd Day
Hundreds of migrants gathered at the main railway station in Budapest chanted defiant slogans as the Hungarian authorities blocked entrances to boarding stages for a second day, preventing people who had entered hungary and the EU illegally from seeking asylum in Germany and other ...

Putin Targets US Monetary System: "Aims To Eliminate US Dollar From Trade"
De-dollarization is escalating all around the world. With Yuan/Rouble trading volumes up a stunning 400% year-over-year to record highs, and hot on the heels of China's and much of Asia in dumping dollar assets, Russian President Vladimir Putin has just unleashed a new bill aiming to completely eliminate the US dollar from the trade of goods

Independent Newspaper Attacks Daily Express Over Migrants
As The Independent attacks The Daily Express over insensitive handling of the immigration crisis, we wonder what gave the Indy the bizarrre idea that is't cherry picking of causes worthy of support is any less hypocritical than that traditionally employed by the Express, i.e. how many papers will it sell.

August 2015

The Real Refugee Crisis Is In The Future
Perhaps Angela Merkel thought we didn’t yet know how full of it she is. Perhaps that’s why she said yesterday with regards to Europe’s refugee crisis that “Everything must move quickly,” only to call an EU meeting a full two weeks later. That announcement show one thing: Merkel doesn’t see this as a crisis. If she did, she would have called for such a meeting a long time ago, and not some point far into the future.

Why It Really All Comes Down To The Death Of The Petrodollar

Last week, in the global currency war’s latest escalation, Kazakhstan instituted a free float for the tenge. The currency immediately plunged by some 25%.The rationale behind the move was clear enough. The plunge in crude prices along with the relative weakness of the Russian ruble had severely strained Kazakhstan, which is central Asia’s largest crude exporter.

Lenny Henry says diversity isn't 'another black person in Coronation Street'. We Say One Lenny Henry On Television Is One Too Many
The 53-year-old black supremacist, race hustler and comedian (allegely) is a leading figure in the BAME (Boring Ancient Mediocre Eejit) campaign calling for more Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic people to be involved in the media sector. In a recent interview the actor said diversity was not as simple as "another black or Asian person in Coronation Street or EastEnders, it’s about hearing different perspectives on life"

One in four Jeremy Corbyn supporters believe world is run by 'secretive elite'
YouGov analysis of Labour supporters also finds most Mr Corbyn's backers see America as the 'greatest single threat to world peace' in revealing research. And they call us conspiracy theorists ...

New EU Tax Laws Force Thousands of Businesses to Close in Just Six Months
Our editorial policy has for years been to expose the EU for the anti - business, anti - democracy European wing of the Global Government cartel. And let's be honest, a quick browse through our Europe index will provide plenty of evidence to suppport our view. Given the and their collectivist dupes' talent for ignoring evidence however, every hammer blow we can strike that exposes their global, totalitarian, bureauceatic dictatorship will help get the message across.

The Financial Times Calls for Ending Cash, Calls it a “Barbarous Relic”
Earlier this week, as the financial world was in turmoil following a rapid crash and recovery in financial markets. While we the punters shook our heads and wondered how the banksters get away with this kind of shit, The Financial Times published a dastardly little piece of fascist New World Order propaganda.

3,000 Migrants Rescued off Italy in Single Day, Tensions Rise
Italy’s coastguard on Saturday led an operation to rescue around 3000 migrants from the waters of the Mediterranean after distress calls were picked up from more than 20 overcrowded vessels drifting in waters off Libya. In the biggest single-day rescue operation to date there were no reports of casualties. Reports have been coming in however of hundreds of life jackets and other items being washed up along a stretch of coastline, which suggests the naval rescue flotilla may not have reached al the stricken boats in time.

Trump catches attention of CFR, Bilderberg, Trilateral

Donald Trump is portrayed as a clown by mainstream media and his combover is the silliest I have ever seen. Still, he's a billionaie so I don't suppose he gives a flying fuck what The Daily Stirrer thinks of him. Not that we think he is all bad, anyone who attacks Obama's global naziism trade deals, TTIP and TPP mush have some good points.

It Looks As If Carbon Credits Scam Has INCREASED CO2 Emissions
As the climate change scare becomes more and more exposed for the money making fraud it always was, they green weirdie beardie, rope sandal wearing tree huggers get more hysterical and stupid in their arguments that we must all return to medieval lifestyles, the billionaires like Al Gore who hope to profit from it keep flogging the dead horse and the angrier and more vicious the left wing hate mobs become in their witch hunts.

German Government Admits it Got Refugee Figures Wrong… Revises Upwards to 750,000 Migrants Expected This Year

The number of migrants crossing the Mediterranean and making their way (illegally) through the Balkans to Germany has passed the government’s worst casse estimates. The unprecedented influx has now forced Berlin to hastily revise the figure upwards. Although the German government had already acknowledged the need to revise estimates, the latest number is beyond all expectations ...

One drink a day increases the risk of breast cancer by 15 per cent, scientists claim
Another example of pseudo scientific scaremongering from Harvard University's Department Of Cutural Marxist Propaganda, using spurious statistics (when they cite risk they do not mean 15% but 15% of 13%) in supprt of liberal / left wing politicians anti alcohol campaign, which is not about health but an excuse to raise taxes. The whole house of cards is demolished here by a writer who really understands statistics and is not ingornant of human nature.

Climate Change: Have We Reached the Point of No Return?
Dahr Jamail and Guy McPherson: Many new studies and modeling say reversing climate change is a pipe dream - brace yourself for human extinction. This interview with two Warmageddonists os not of itself inteesting, typical alamist stuff that proves people who believe computer models over real world evidence are idiots. but the comment threat is really worth reading as commin sense tramples the whiners.

Boko Haram attack kills seven in NE Nigeria village: locals
African Free Press (AFP) reports from Kano (Nigeria) that Boko Haram extremists (had you forgotten about that nasty little civil war?) raided a village in restive northeast Nigeria's Borno state near the border with Niger on Monday (17 August), killing seven people, community leaders told reporters.

Labour Leadeship Contest, Corbyn Comedy Caper
When Labour elected Ed Miliband as their leader in 2010 it was clear the party had a death wish. The 'broad church' Prime Minister Harold Wilson spoke of in the 1960s, the alliance of intellectuals and socially conservative industrial workers who made up the party's core vote managed to coexist. Then came feminism, politically correct thinking, New Labour factions as the party started to tear itself apart. It looks as if we are in the endgame.

Food health fascism: Salt, Sugar, Saturated Fat, Alcohol, Cheese, Fizzy Drinks, Chocloate, ... if you enjoy it, it will kill you - maybe.
We are all familiar with those health scare stories that seem to pop up in mainstream media at least once a week claiming this that or the other will kill us. Few people spot the irony in that a few days earlier the same sensationalist rag will have carried a story under a similar screaming headline, claiming that scientists have found the stuff being demonised is in fact good for us ...

Massive Explosion in China: Do We Know the Full Story?
The massive explosion at a chemical plant in the city of Tianjin in northern China was a shocking eveny by any standard. But as usual in recent years, once the initial horror recedes the unfortunate accident narrative starts to unravel. The first thing we notice is that the disaster is very convenient for certain parties, the second is that official news reports just don't make sense, and the third is that eye witness reports contradict the edited news stories. Now read on ...

Ugly Marxist Lesbians Demand Right To Menstruate In Public
The story of the militant femists munter who ran a marathon on the first day of her 'monthlies' without using a tampon or sanitary towel (they're a sexist symbol or the oppressive patriarchy donchakow) is not new. The London Marathon was run back in April and the story of Kiran Gandhi's brave stance against male oppression (along with pitures of the dark stain speading across the croth of her leggings) was ignored by mainsteam and alternative media alike.

Ugly Marxist Lesbians Demand Right To Menstruate In Public
The story of the militant femists munter who ran a marathon on the first day of her 'monthlies' without using a tampon or sanitary towel (they're a sexist symbol or the oppressive patriarchy donchakow) is not new. The London Marathon was run back in April and the story of Kiran Gandhi's brave stance against male oppression (along with pitures of the dark stain speading across the croth of her leggings) was ignored by mainsteam and alternative media alike.

While we watch Unkraine and Turkey The War Goes On In Syria
With mainstream media focused on ISIS and Ukraine amid, fears of an excalation of local problems into a war between East, West and Islam, we are in danger of forgetting nasty little civil conflicts like the one between forces loyal to the secular dictator Assad and the Al Nusra rebels who want to replace a secular dictatorship with an even more ruthless theocracy.

Latest Posts - July 2015

"Big Brother State": FBI Says Citizens Should Have No Secrets That The Government Can't Access
The surveillance state predicted in George Orwell's novel "1984" has gradually crept up on us. With no sense of irony, the government of the nation that calls itself "The land of the free" has led the way in trying to persuade citizents that the only way they can be sasfe from vague and largely fictitious "existential threats to democracy" is to surrender civil rights and freedom to determine our own destiny ...

Pointless
A young couple who climbed up a suspension bridge near Frankfurt to watch the sun rise prompted a major rescue operation when passers by reported

The Name Is Pronounced Nivea
The latest fashion in America is girls called Nevaeh. Virtually unheard of five years ago, the name – “heaven” spelt backwards – has become the 70th most popular name for baby girls in the country last year.

Financial Fraud: Market Rigging By Any Other Name
Over the past twenty years we have hasd many financial scandals, the dotcom bubble, misselling of investments, toxic debt, derivatives trading, maket rigging and interest rate rigging. A lot of the software used by these trading systems was developed with the intent of facilitating fraud.

Warring Migrant Tribes, Street Shootouts, Grenade Attacks, Government Says Its Multiculturalism? WTF Is Going On In Sweden?
"Sweden, that's where they commit suicide and the king rides a bicycle," a character in an Alan Bennet play famously said back in the 1980s, a reference to Sweden's reputation as the most boring country in the world. That reputation has long gone, the elegant streets of Sweden's gothic styled cities are now more like Chicago in the Al Capone era. Scandinavia's biggest nation state is in the grip of a terrifying crime wave instead ...

Banks want us all to have 'tap and pay' cards... even though they're a criminals wet dream
Unfortunately while the banks and tachology giants have been ironing out problems with contactless payment technology (like its habit of doing your good deed for the day by paying for other people's stuff), the crooks have been forging ahead with non-accidental ways to rip off your card. Thieves can easily steal key data from contactless credit and debit cards using equipment bought "easily and cheaply" online, consumers magazine Which? has warned UK consumers.

Gay Rights Lobby Calls for Ban on LGBT Therapy After Finding Hundreds of Health Workers Believe in a Cure The Daily Stirrer has noted many times that sheeple on the left of the political spectrum get very confused on finding not everybody agrees with their world view. but rather than accept they are bigots they turn on those who dissent. No surprise then that gay activist working in the NHS are turning on African, middle eastern and east Europan colleagues who believe homosexuality is a sin.

Has Nasa found another 'Earth' in corner of Milky Way?
The science clowns are going off their heads again, getting over-excited about the 'discovery' by the Kepler project of Earth 2, an earth like planet that it would only take twenty million ryears to reach in our fastest spacecraft id. What planet do these do these idiots live on?

So Who Are The real Racist Bigots - Those Who Have Opinions or those who would abolish free speech?
Since we began publishing in 2009 we have warned that the real enemies of freedom, the ones who would turn certain sectors of the community are not the conservatives and libertarians, but those who try to mask their fascistic politics by calling themselves left, liberal or socialist. If you want to know what socialism is really all about read up on Stalinist Russia or Maoist China and if you want a comparison for the 'liberal values of Labour and Social democrat voters in Europe or American democrats, look no further than the medieval Inquistion and their brutal purges of 'heresy'.

Pissed Off Locals In Europe Torch Refugee Centres To Resist Enforced Placement Of Immigrants

Citizens in Germany and Italy have taken to burning the resettlement centres in their communities designated to provide accommodation for people who have crossed the Mediterranean to enter Europe illegally.

Riots In Athens As Betrayed Greeks Take Back

Democracy
A converted country inn, forced to close due to punitive EU taxes and restrictive laws, then renovated at taxpayers expense for use by illegal migrants has been burned down in Reichertshofen, Germany after locals discovered it was being prepared to become refugee accommodation.

The Day The EU Died - Destruction Of Greece Shows True Fascist Nature Of The European Project Some inside information on the political stitch up that has turned GreeThe Day The EU Died - Destruction Of Greece Shows True Fascist Nature Of The European Projectce into a vassal state and humiliated the Greek people for the purpose of furthering the neo-Fascist 'ever closer union' agenda of the bureaucratic dictators in Brussels.

The Bansturbator Diaries - Ban Everything And Tax It Too
Red Meat, fast food,, Pies, Pizzas, Cigarettes, Alcohol, and now sugar. The fun fascists are on the rampage everywere. Is there anything we can do to stop them? Yes. all we have to do is ignore them, especially the ones who try to claim some kind of authority by using the word 'science' far more than is necessary.

Spain Goes Full Police State; Government Enacts Law Forbidding Dissent, 'Unauthorized' Photography Of Law Enforcement
Spain is now a police state again. On July 1st, its much-protested "gag" law went into effect, instantly making criminals of those protesting the new law. Not since the death of General Franco has free speech been a crime in the country.

TTIP in the EU: Rejecting Democracy
Trade deals have traditionally been about lowering particular tariffs for imports and exports of goods from one country to another. Trade is not as simple as that any more and for TTIP tariffs are a tiny part of the negotiations because tariffs between the EU and US are virtually non-existent these days. Trade in TTIP is about issues that are relevant and important to us all: from which services are publicly provided, to the safety of the food on our plates

Greece, Monetary Union and Europe - Omnibus
The Greek financial meltdown and inevitable exit from the European Monetary System (Euro) and possibly the EU may be staved off a little longer but will happen. If the burden of Euro membership can wreck strong economies like France, Austria and The Netherlands, how can a basket case like Greece ever cope.

Hackers Hacked - Government Ties Exposed
An Italian company develops hacking tools for government security agencies itself became the target of a hacker attack, resulting in its internal documents being leaked online and its deals with numerous governments being exposed.

Four Converging Crises Could Destroy Europe
Four great crises around Europe’s fringes threaten to engulf the European Union, potentially setting the ambitious post-war unification project back by decades. The EU’s unity, solidarity and international standing are at risk from Greece’s debt, Russia’s role in Ukraine, Britain’s attempt to change its relationship with the bloc, and Mediterranean migration.

Oregon bakery that refused same-sex couple owes $135,000 in damages
This page started by looking as a case of personal liberty versus gay fascism in Belfast, Northern Ireland but looks set to spread in all directions. While the Belfast Gay Cake case was, to the best of our knowledge, the first of its kind in Britain, there have already been a number of high profile cases in which the authorities have deemed that gay bitchiness trumps the civil rights of straight people,

Troika Is Manoeuvering To Rig The Greek Referendum
According to Greece's finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, the troika, the IMF, European Central Bank and EU Commission is planning to rig the outcome of the Greek referendum on whether to accept further austerity measures in return for bail out cash

Ending the Ownership of Money
It must be common knowledge by now that some of the world’s most economically powerful nations are insolvent due to the burden of sovereign debt. These economies are held together through by the faith of citizens and businesses in the currency. If that faith evaporates, the leading economies will crash as voters realise the only thing underwriting the economy is debt.

Climate Change: Physicist Asks Is a Deadly Ice Age on the Horizon?
The last ice age ended approximately 12,000 years ago, and since then we’ve been enjoying a pleasantly warm “interglacial period.” But given that an interglacial may last only 12,000 years, we’re confronted with a scary prospect: Another ice age may be nigh.

Government Paid Trolls Are Using 'Psychology-Based Influence Techniques' in Social Media
Have you ever come across someone on the Internet that you suspected was a paid government troll? Well, there is a very good chance that you were not imagining things. Thanks to Edward Snowden, we now have solid proof that paid government trolls are using “psychology-based influence techniques” on social media websites such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

Zuckerberg reveals Facebook Working On Apps 'Smarter Than Humans'
In an online Question and Answer session this week Facebook supremo and founding megalomaniacal sociopath Mark Zuckerberg announced that his company is engaged in building AI systems "that are better than humans at our primary senses."

Boko Haram attack on Nigerian village leaves nearly 100 people dead


According to eye witnesses nearly 100 people have been killed in an attack on mosques and houses in a village in north-eastern Nigerian by suspected Boko Haram militants, news feeds reported today (2 July 2015).

Sleepwalking Into Another Middle East War To Make Obama Look Good
Watching the news feeeds, we see The United States has blocked attempts by its alleged Middle East allies to fly heavy weapons directly to the Kurds fighting the Islamic State jihad in Iraq.

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,

The Day the Earth Died - And Why The Green Lobby Did Not Raise A Whimper In Protest
By selling their votes in return for pledges of government spending in their states the current crop of US Senators have effectively transformed their nation from a representative democracy to a dictatorship in which the President can make law on a whim.

Artificial Intelligence: Will It Kill Human Society?
The media, the so called 'experts' and politicians hail every technological advance as if it will btransport us from reality to a utopian paradise. but does Artificial Intelligence and related internet and computer technology pose theats to human society that far outweigh any possible advantages? Whateve, Google plan to put machines in our place on top of the food chain.

City of Berkeley to require cellphone sellers to warn of possible radiation risks
One of the fist themes of this blog was that mobile phones (and wi-fi etc.) do pose a risk to health. Here's the latest admission that the sceptics voices were right, from The Guardian

Have US tactics only helped to make ISIS more powerful?/b>
We have questioned the US led efforts to defeat ISIS in the middle east many times, pointing out that every time the western alliance steps up opposition to the establishment of a news Islamic Caliphate, Islamic State seem to get stronger. 'Conspiracy Theorists', our critics yell. So let's look at opinion from around the world that concurs with ours.

Refugee host school in Germany bans revealing clothes
We have asked before and no doubt will again, when the citizens of a nation are constantly asked to give up their freedoms and change their behaviour in order to avoid offending new arrivals from medievalist cultures, whose effing country is it anyway.

More Violence In Malmo As Community Centre Burned
27 'youths' arrested after shootout in Rosengård
More trouble in Sweden as the ruling elite's determination to had the country over to lawless gangsters and tribalists from barbaric third world cess pits sees violence and inter - tribal conflict continue to increase in the once peaceful suburbs of Swedish cities.

Refugeee Host School In Germany Bans Short Skirts As They Wind Up Muslim Boys
We have asked before and no doubt will again, when the citizens of a nation are constantly asked to give up their freedoms and change their behaviour in order to avoid offending new arrivals from medievalist cultures, whose effing country is it anyway.

How Ironic That Humourless Warmageddonists Will Not See The Irony
I've lost count of how many times this blog has highlighted the extraordinary consistency with which politicians and scientists working in concert manage to achieve the exact opposite of what they are aiming for. One might be tempted to think that the first step in proposing a scientific solution to any problem is to first understand what harm the unintended consequences of your solution might cause.

Saying The Unsayable
Watching BBC Question Time last Thursday, I was struck once again by the way it was left to one of the stock hate figures of the left, Melanie Phillips, to actually pronounce the great, clunking truth that the online activities of left wing hate mobs have rendered unsayable.

Mediterranean Boat People Crisis Threatens European Identity
As European leaders gathere for a summit meeting on the Mediterranean Immigrant crisis, Italy's Matteo Renzi has warned that Europe must find a solution to the ever increasing flow of migrants from third world locations or risk losing its identity.

Saying The Unsayable: Today, Melanie Phillips
Watching BBC Question Time last Thursday, I was struck once again by the way it was left to one of the stock hate figures of the left, Melanie Phillips, to actually pronounce the great, clunking truth that left wing hate mobs have made unsayable.

Russia Outmanoeuvres the west again
While mainstream media (and even some of the more rabidly fascistic left wing bloggers) have been trying to demonize Russia as a way of drumming up public sympathy for Barack Obama's efforts to start a shooting war with Moscow, we Boggart Bloggers and ...

America and UK Lead the World in Climate Scepticism Several times now it has looked as if the climate chance scare was over as the enthusiasm of climate scitentists for changing real world data to fit in with the predictions of their mathematical models has been exposed. But as the scare was never about the environment, but was a scam to redistribute wealth from rich to poor countries, the politicians are throwing their propaganda budgets behind it again.

Sham Marriages To Beat Immigration Laws Are Out Of Control
With main immigration news on being dominated by the Mediterranean boat people crisis and the masses at Calais hoping to stow away in a freight container, we forget that another way of getting somebody into the country is the sham marriage. Numbers involved may be small, but it is another indication of our governments' failure to address the immigration problem.

Mediterranean Immigrant Composite
The flow of undocumented migrants from Africa trying to cross the Mediterranean from the coast of Libya to Italian, Greek and Maltese territory seems unstoppable. Two factors in the problem however have been western (particlarly American meddling in the internal affairs of African states, and wester aid leading to a population explosion national infrastructures are unable to cope with. And of course European leaders haven't a clue how to deal with the problem.

De-Dollarization Du Jour: Russia's Largest Bank Issues Yuan-Denominated Guarantees
Leading the charge to multipolarity and de-dollarization are Russia, resugent despite economic sanctions and the rising superpower in waiting, China. The downgrading of the dollar is clearly demonstrated in the launch of the BRICS bank and the establishment of the AIIB.

28 May

Human Rights: UK Not subject To EHRC says Judge

The oath that every British judge takes requires that they try every case according to the laws and usage of the realm, which means we have to comply with the law as set out by the british parliament and interpreted by higher courts. Parliament requires judges to take account of European decisions.

Secret Meeting in London to "End Cash"

Economist Martin Armstrong claims there is a "secret meeting to end cash" set to take place in London before the end of the month involving representatives from the ECB and the Federal Reserve. Armstrong, who is known for successfully predicting the 1987 Black Monday crash as well as the 1998 Russian financial collapse, expressed his shock that no news outlet has reported on this upcoming conference.

Home Secretary says Britain Will Outlaw Hate And Extremism
In yet another example of how out of touch with reality our leaders are, Theresa May announced on BBC Radio 4's Today programme that the "British" government's determination to make "hate," "extremism" and "Neo-Nazism" illegal.

21 May

Brexit - The End Of The European Superstate Dream?
David Cameron, having won the election with a wafer thin majority is now under the cosh from eurosceptics in his own party as well as party managers panicked by the rise of UKIP. He has promised an early in-out referendum on Britain's future membership of the EU but can he win the concessions he needs to secure a yes vote from the punters

Racist Student Union Officer says 'I Can't be Racist'
We have often made points about the hypocroisy of the left, but a Student Union diversity officer from London beats all comers. Having tweeted 'kill all white men' she justifies herself by saying that as an ethnic minority woman she cannot be racist or bigoted.

p>Global Warming Is Not Causing Any Polar Ice Cap Meltdown Says NASA
Updated data from NASA satellite instruments reveal the Earth’s polar ice caps have not receded at all since the satellite instruments began measuring the ice caps in 1979. Since the end of 2012, moreover, total polar ice extent has largely remained above the post-1979 average. The updated data contradict one of the most frequently asserted global warming claims – that global warming is causing the polar ice caps to recede.

20 May

How Congressional Republicans Lie to Approve Obama Trade Deals
With opposition to Obama's 'anything-but-free' trade treaties Trans Pacific Partnership and Trans-Atlantic Trade And Investment Partnership strengthening both in the USA and Europe, it is interesting to observe how support for Obama's neo - con inititiative which would grant corporate lawyers the power to overturn national law, is not falling according to the usual political party lines. Billionaires and those on the payroll of global corporations are broadly in support, others are recognising the threat to democracy and personal liberty.

Political, academic and business elite push for introduction of Cashless Society
The ' cashless society' has been a pipedream of technology nerds, control freak politicians and academics who favour global fascism for some years. The technology now exists, the political consensus appears to exist (because the elites have underestimated the strength of feeling against globalism around the world, and the voices raised in support of this latest attack by the technology tyrants on individual liberty and privacy are geting louder.

IMF Attempts to Hide True Cost of Renewables
A new report ffrom the International Monetary Fund (IMF) claims Fossil fuel companies are benefiting from a global subsidy of £3.4 trillion a year. The figure dwarfs that of government handouts aimed at encouraging investors to put money into unprofitable renewable energy sources such as wind turbines. Total subsidies for renewables are stated to amount to £77 billion a year.

19 May

Adolescent Girl Raped By 60 Men In Asian Grooming Gang
A trial jury atThe Old Bailey, London, heard yesterday the harrowing ddetails of how two schoolgirls were groomed and raped by an paedophile gang based in Aylesbury, Bucks, while aged just 12 and 13. Eleven gang members, accused of carrying out the crimes between 2006 and 2012 face 49 criminal charges between them including statutory rape, child prostitution and creating child pornography, The Daily Mirror reports.

John Kerry Calls For The Internet To Be Placed Under The Authority Of The United Nations
US Secretary of State John Kerry, speaking earlier this week in South Korea, said that the Internet “needs rules to be able to flourish and work properly.” This, according to Kerry, is necessary even for “a technology founded on freedom.” Kerry made his remarks in the context of talking about how international law is applicable to the Internet.

The New World Order?
It is hard to think of another phrase that gets authority worshippers quite so wound up as New World Order. The worlds always prompt a sneerfest among those who are quick to shout 'Conspiracy Theory' and slow to think. The phrase was not coined by a conspiracy theorist, nor was is some secret masonic code used on United States dollar bills to signify the intention to create a global empire (Novus Ordo Seclorum does not even mean 'New World Order' - more below).

The Free Trade Deception Almost No One Understands
More on those evil twins of global trade, the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Trans Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) which are not about freeing business from bureaucracy but freeing corporations from the tiresome obligation to obey national laws covering trading standards, food quality, workers' rights, consumer protection and the environment. We've written about both treaties many times before.

18 May

The New World Order?
It is hard to think of another phrase that gets authority worshippers quite so wound up as New World Order. The worlds always prompt a sneerfest among those who are quick to shout 'Conspiracy Theory' and slow to think. The phrase was not coined by a conspiracy theorist, nor was is some secret masonic code used on United States dollar bills to signify the intention to create a global empire (Novus Ordo Seclorum does not even mean 'New World Order' - more below).

28 April

The Immigration Problem (part 1)
As Britain, its voters divided between pragmatism and politically correct thinking, heads for political chaos in an election likely to produce and inconclusive result, the big issue that none of the established parties want to talk about looks set to dominate the political debate through the next government's term in office.

The Baltimore Riots: The Verdict Of Baseball Team The Orioles Owner's Son
In the wake of violent protests that left eastern USA port city Baltimore in flames and were triggered by the funeral of Freddie Gray who died after sustaining a spinal injury while being taken into policy custody, American politicians and media commentators are struggling to explain to the public how the events of Monday evening could happen in twenty - first century America.

25 April

PayPal Asserts Copyright Ownership Over All Intellectual Property of its Users
The update comes in the aftermath of the announcement that eBay and PayPalwill split apartinto two separate companies. Under the heading “Intellectual Property,” PayPal announcesthat it is introducing a new paragraph to its agreement, effective July 1, 2015, that will allow the company to “use content that you post for publication using the Services”.

How To Help The Poor - A look at how mainstream politics talks of fairness but penalises poverty
All three mainstream parties in the May 2015 General Election are focusing, as they did last time, on fairness, equality and helping 'the poor'. As their senior spokesmen piously pontificate there will be no trace of irony from either Conservative, Labour or Liberal Democrat while the spout such bollocks, even though they know their economic policies will penalise the poor.

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