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  • By signing the Good Friday Agreement 21 years ago the UK made any subsequent EU exit harder and more dangerous
    Johnson’s challenge: not triggering off a new round of troubles In a post here last year I highlighted an article by John McTernan, Tony Blair’s former director of political operations, which sought to set out clearly why the Northern Ireland border has been such an issue in the ... read more
    Source: Political BettingPublished on 20-08-19
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  • More you have not been told about Operation Yellowhammer
    By TruePublica: The so-called leak of Operation Yellowhammer, the British government’s no-deal planning dossier, that was in fact leaked over a year ago but no-one believed it – is now an eye-opener – now that they do. It determines that the current Conservative government will lead Britain, as it warns ... read more
    Source: TruePublicaPublished on 20-08-19
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  • US Backs Xenophobia & Mob Violence in Hong Kong
    The ferociously anti-Chinese network behind the demonstrations has been cultivated with the help of U.S. funding and a Washington-linked local media tycoon, reports Ben Norton.   By Dan Cohen    The Grayzone President Donald Trump tweeted on August 13 that he “can’t…Read more → ... read more
    Source: Consortium NewsPublished on 20-08-19
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  • The Global Alliance, ‘The Family’ and ‘The Great Hack’
    For an explainer of everything going on right now in the world of politics, including Brexit – there are three sources of information that link up with each other. They are all independent of each other, are the result of months and years of deep investigation and all released by ... read more
    Source: TruePublicaPublished on 20-08-19
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  • Boris Johnson’s letter to Donald Tusk: What he said, and what he meant
    The prime minister has kicked off his renegotiation with Brussels with a series of uncompromising demands on the Irish backstop. Dear Donald, The date of the United Kingdom’s (UK) exit from the European Union (EU), 31 October, is fast approaching. I very much hope ... read more
    Source: New Statesman (UK)Published on 19-08-19
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  • Maybe you know that article is satire, but a lot of people can’t tell the difference
    By R. KELLY GARRETT, ROBERT BOND, AND SHANNON POULSEN @ Nieman Lab Labeling satire as such may seem to take the sting out of the joke. But it’s also the most effective way we know of to prevent people from taking satirical content as fact — something surprisingly common. In July, ... read more
    Source: Media Bias/Fact CheckPublished on 19-08-19
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  • Hong Kong in Crosshairs of Global Power Struggle
    The U.S. and other Western powers are working to preserve a capitalist dystopia and manufacture consensus for long-term conflict with China, write Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers. By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers  PopularResistance.org Hong Kong is one of the most extreme examples…Read more → ... read more
    Source: Consortium NewsPublished on 19-08-19
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  • Radical Islam is not peaceful, and Islamics are not liberal democrats
    DSCN0276 Ten years ago, ignorant Western liberals on both sides of the Atlantic were heralding “the Islamic Spring”. The same delusional triumph of hope over experience was evident in 1968, with the Dubcek Spring in Czechoslovakia. Wherever ... read more
    Source: The Slog – An incorrigible Cognitive DissidentPublished on 19-08-19
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  • The new Polish migration policy – false start
    This draft not only creates a false image of Poland as a country wholly culturally, ethnically and religiously homogenous, but fails to uphold important freedoms guaranteed by Poland’s Constitution. ... read more
    Source: openDemocracyPublished on 19-08-19
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  • The Season of Myths
    As we approach witching hour, a handy cut-out and keep guide to some of the more common Brexit myths. Britain will be in good company outside the EU. There are lots and lots of countries outside the EU, mostly surviving, many thriving happily, say Leavers. What are we ... read more
    Source: Political BettingPublished on 19-08-19
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  • “Today Saudi Arabia finally lost the war on Yemen”
    On August 17th the “Moon of Alabama” blog headlined “Long Range Attack On Saudi Oil Field Ends War On Yemen”, and opened: ... read more
    Source: OffGuardianPublished on 19-08-19
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  • Trump alleges Google manipulated voters against him – Citing conspiracy group
    President Trump alleged Monday that Google manipulated millions of voters into supporting former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, saying the company “should be sued” in his latest allegation against the tech giant. The president in a tweet referenced the work of a controversial psychologist who has claimed to ... read more
    Source: Media Bias/Fact CheckPublished on 19-08-19
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  • Trump’s Persian-Gulf Car Crash
    Trump has taken an insane U.S. policy towards Iran and make it even crazier, writes Daniel Lazare. By Daniel Lazare Special to Consortium News Traffic accidents normally take just a second or two.  But the coming collision in the Persian…Read more → ... read more
    Source: Consortium NewsPublished on 19-08-19
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  • No Deal Brexit will devastate our food, farming and landscape’: farmer & MEP Phil Bennion
    Arable farmer and West Midlands Lib Dem MEP Phil Bennion spoke out at a ‘Brexitime’ question and answer session with local farmers in Stratford-upon-Avon on August 6th.  He said that a particular threat to farming came from the Agriculture Bill which plans to abandon the Single Farm Payment system as ... read more
    Source: Political ConcernPublished on 19-08-19
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  • The government has not just “set in stone” the repeal of the European Communities Act
    “I have signed the legislation setting in stone the repeal of the European Communities Act 1972. This is a landmark moment in taking back control of our law. It underlines that we are leaving the EU on October 31.” Steve Barclay MP, 18 August 2019 Yesterday Steve Barclay, ... read more
    Source: FullFact.orgPublished on 19-08-19
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  • “No police, no violence.”: Hong Kong protesters ease up after airport clashes
    The protesters have offered the government an olive branch. The world will be watching to see what it does with it.  Hong Kong did a remarkable thing this weekend. After 11 weeks of protests against a controversial bill that would have allowed extraditions to China, the territory went three ... read more
    Source: New Statesman (UK)Published on 19-08-19
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  • Corbyn’s big speech – David Herdson’s take
    2/n There were *a lot* of very expensive pledges in his speech:– Free university tuition– Renationalisation of key industries– "Ending austerity" i.e. major increases in day-to-day spending How will this all be paid for? — David Herdson (@DavidHerdson) August 19, 2019 4/n There is a ... read more
    Source: Political BettingPublished on 19-08-19
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  • It’s not government policy to raise the pension age to 75
    “Tories' plan to raise the state pension age to 75 over the next 16 years EXCLUSIVE: Government will raise age of state pension from 67 to 75 based on think tank findings from Iain Duncan Smith” Daily Mirror, 17 August 2019 An (now corrected) article in the Mirror ... read more
    Source: FullFact.orgPublished on 19-08-19
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  • Daily Source Bias Check: Intrepid Report
    LEFT BIAS These media sources are moderately to strongly biased toward liberal causes through story selection and/or political affiliation.  They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports and omit reporting of information that may damage liberal causes. ... read more
    Source: Media Bias/Fact CheckPublished on 19-08-19
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  • Regaining the Power of Publication With Collaborative Journalism
    Collaborative journalism – particularly across borders – has helped re-empower journalists at a critical moment in the history of the profession, according to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists member and author Brigitte Alfter. For her new book on cross-border collaborative journalism, Alfter interviewed some of the pioneers of the ... read more
    Source: International Consortium of Investigative JournalistsPublished on 19-08-19
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