MEP Clare Daly seems to have accepted BRexit and used a BRexit debate to rather target neo-liberalism, the European Union and UK Establishment.
Clare Daly (Ind) said that BRexit was not about the “Crazy Brits” but about the failure of neoliberal politics in the EU and highlighted the Lisbon and Nice agreements. She also blamed soaring rents, declining wages, privatisation and undermining of public services.
She said that the only way forward was to “abandon the road the EU is on, and abandon neoliberalism”.
Ironically too though, she supports mass immigration which further promotes lower wages, highe Continue reading…
DID YOU REALLY VOTE FOR THEM? The new MEPs, Mick Wallace and Clare Daly from Independents4Change, as well as old timer Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan could not even manage to brush their hair or get dressed for the opening session of the EU Parliament this morning. This is what your hard earned tax euros are paying them VERY well for?
Irish MEPS earned €105,000 salary, a €24,943 monthly allowance to pay staff, and a severance package of up to €210,000 and on top of that many have claimed as much as €600,000 in expenses! Receipts are not even required in many cases, as the EU is not audited! Sure Mick Wallace will feel right at home given that his spokesman had previously said accountability and transparency is not required when it comes to buying houses in Ireland for so called refugees and EU cash…
Even the BRexit Party, who protested by turning their back on the Parliament during the EU National Anthem, managed to dress decently and brush their hair.
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar conceded that a no-deal Brexit would force Dublin to put up a hard border in order to protect the European Union. However they also insist there is no other option than the already signed “Withdrawal Agreement” which has been rejected 3 times by UK parliament.
On his first official visit to Ireland, President Donald Trump met with Leo Varadkar at the VIP lounge at Shannon Airport. While Trump appeared to make mistake about the irish border, it seems he was once again right and ahead of his time… Trump supports the United Kingdom’s divorce from the European Union while Varadkar, as an EU puppet has become a Brexit opponent.
The Irish prime minister vowed to protect the EU’s single market if Britain leaves the bloc without a deal on October 31. The leader said he would implement the necessary checks on goods from Northern Ireland, which would ultimately lead to a hard border. After EU27 leaders were “updated” on the bloc’s no Continue reading…
A controversial American Baptist pastor has been banned from preaching in the Netherlands or from entering Europe’s 26-state Schengen Zone, over his extreme views against the LGBT and Jewish communities.
Steven Anderson, who once praised the mass shooting at a gay night club in Orlando, was due to preach in Amsterdam on May 23 as part of his European tour, which also included public events in Sweden and Ireland. Concerned over the pastor’s well-documented hate statements, gay rights advocates and a number of MPs urged the Dutch government to ban him from entering the Benelux country.
On Wednesday the government adopted “measures” barring the 37-year-old pastor from entering the Schengen Zone, a 26-country area of Europe where visa-free travel is allowed.
The government is “taking strong action against extremist speakers who, by spreading their beliefs, restrict the freedoms of others or even incite hatred or violence” State Secretary of Justice and Se Continue reading…
The Schengen agreement and the current migrant-sharing mechanism are deeply flawed and need urgent fixing, French President Emmanuel Macron has said. Europe must “have borders” even if it means a smaller Schengen zone, he said.
In the first major press conference since the Yellow Vest movement took off in November, Macron unveiled a range of policy measures to placate the protesters, including a proposed overhaul of the European-wide migration policy and the Schengen agreement.
The embattled French leader argued that the agreement that guarantees free movement across the Schengen area, while “wonderful,” does not work anymore.
The same, he said, applies to the Dublin Regulation that determines which EU member-state is responsible for accepting asylum seekers. Under the current version of the agreement, which came into force in 2013 and applies to all EU member-states except Denmark, the main criteria for determining responsibility is the first point of entry.
Fianna Fáil had been expected to oppose legislation but just two TDs sought vote – Legislation which provides for factual objective sex education without regard to a school’s ethos has unexpectedly passed second stage in the Dáil without a vote.
When Leas Cheann Comhairle Pat ‘The Cope’ Gallagher asked those in favour of a vote to stand just two TDs – Independents Michael Harty and Mattie McGrath – rose.
Fianna Fáil had indicated its opposition to the Provision of Objective Sex Education Bill over concerns about its effect on schools’ ethos and about curriculum issues being set in legislation.
But the party did not support a vote against the legislation. A minimum of 10 TDs must want a vote for one to take place.
The Bill was introduced by Solidarity TD Paul Murphy, who claimed sex education in Ireland was “in the dark ages” and affected by a school’s religious ethos.
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Marion Smith is executive director of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation.
Does your retirement plan or investment portfolio undermine human rights in China? For millions of Americans, the answer is yes. They unwittingly hold or benefit from investments in companies that enable the Chinese Communist Party’s oppression and imprisonment of the Uighur people.
Consider two Chinese firms, Hikvision and Dahua Technology. They supply about one-third of the world’s security cameras, but in their home country, both companies have received government contracts — totaling more than $1 billion — to install a vast surveillance apparatus in the western province of Xinjiang. “The projects include not only security cameras but also video analytics hubs, intelligent monitoring systems, big data centers, police checkpoints, and even drones,” Charles Rollet wrote in June in Foreign Policy.
Beijing has deployed the system to try to control the predominantly Muslim Continue reading…