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Multiculturalism and the Transformation of Britain in 2018

January 1. Four British jihadis, sentenced to life in prison for planning a major terror attack in Birmingham, received nearly £800,000 (€900,000; $1 million) in taxpayer-funded legal aid to cover their failed defense, according to information obtained through a freedom of information request. Khobaib Hussain, 25, Naweed Ali, 30, Mohibur Rahman, 33, and Tahir Aziz, 38, received £790,485 to pay for lawyers. Some £635,822 went to the trial lawyers; each of the defendants was represented by a Queen’s Counsel and junior barrister. The billing process is not yet complete; the final figure likely to be higher.

January 3. Each lone child migrant in Britain costs taxpayers nearly £70,000 a year — £67,634 — according to the Association of Directors of Children’s Services. Expenses include £50,716 for residential placement and linked care costs, £4,805 for education, £3,915 for healthcare and £3,826 for social workers. For each lone child migrant, councils also typically pay £440 for interpreters and child advocates, £480 for English language lessons, £70 for dentists and £20 for doctor registration. Home Office statistics show that there are currently at least 4,500 unaccompanied youngsters seeking asylum in Britain — and costing taxpayers more than £300 million a year. Town halls are legally responsible for all costs associated with each child under their care until they are 25.

January 4. Police investigating the sale of illegal cigarettes, drug dealing and human trafficking in Nottingham were warned to stay away from a “Kurdish street,” said to be under the control of Middle Eastern gangsters. Police Constable Lee Wilson told Nottingham Magistrates’ Court:
“Illicit tobacco was being used to fund criminality, primarily drug supply and human trafficking. Senior members of Kurdish organized crime have been using it to fund criminality in the Radford Road area. A Kurdish businessman offered us £5,000 (€5,500; $6,400) a month to cease the tobacco investigation. With others involved in the operation, we had a search dog and were told, ‘police are not welcome on the street.’ It was described as a ‘Kurdish street.’

January 5. Security Minister Ben Wallace admitted that the British government had lost track of the whereabouts of hundreds of Britons fighting for jihadi groups in the Middle East. He told BBC Radio 4’s Today program that around half of the estimated 850 people from the UK who went to Syria and Iraq have returned home, but that the government “does not know where” to find those still in the region.

 

To continue reading this digest of events in Britain for the first half of 2018 visit The Gatestone Instute Website which is an excellent source  of information.

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TOMMY ROBINSON JOINING UKIP?

In the last few days Tommy Robinson has stated that he will join UKIP if he is permitted to do so. There is a ban on members and past members of the EDL and other groups from joining UKIP but Gerard Batten , UKIP’s leader , has indicated that this ban might be lifted in the case of Robinson. In a YouTube video Robinson challenged the UKIP NEC to permit the membership to vote on the issue. Since then that is what in fact has happened and the matter will be voted on by members of UKIP at their next annual conference in a few months time.

UKIP’s ban on members or past member of the EDL joining UKIP will remain in place but there is no ban on members of the labour party or members of Stand Up To Racist , Hope Not Hate and other such extreme and divisive groups. There is , in short , no UKIP ban when it comes to people who call black people , immigrants , white people , gays and anyone else who raises concerns about Islamic immigration scum. The fact that Robinson is willing , and seemingly anxious , to join UKIP in spite of this is not a good reflection on Robinson himself.  Batten’s contempt for the EDL and Robinson is very clear in an interview between the two men which was posted on YouTube not long ago.  In this interview Robinson asks Batten about the fact that he ( Robinson ) has been called racist and bigoted by senior figures within UKIP which Batten cynically dismisses as simply a manifestation of free speech within the party. Batten has only started speaking out about Islam since Anne Marie Waters , herself an ex UKIP member and an outspoken critic of Islam , started her own  For Britain Movement party.  Ironically Batten recently stated that while members of For Britain were welcome to join UKIP Waters herself was not.

The EDL is not and never has been a racist organisation. It has had , and still has , more than its fair share of blacks , gays , jews and immigrants within its ranks. It is however , in spite of this , despised and condemned as racist , bigoted and far right.  The fact that it is a movement whose membership is made up , in large part , of people from very deprived communities and sometimes dysfunctional families and backgrounds means that they are fair game for every bigot and anti white , anti working class hate filled individual who wants to vent his or her hatred in a society where it no longer acceptable to abuse marginalized people as it once might have been. There is a huge class element to all this…….’ unfortunately many working class people  are themselves more than happy to vilify these people in the most ignorant and hateful language.. You can , and people do , call members of the EDL names that if addressed towards anyone else would certainly lead to a criminal conviction on the grounds of hate speech.  The fact that UKIP has singled out these most vulnerable of people is unforgivable and should leave no doubts in the minds of reasonable people as to the true nature of this political party but in spite of this huge numbers of mostly working class people are taken in and are joining UKIP.  There is an excellent speech by Anne Marie Waters during which she is asked about Batten’s sudden interest in the Islam question which I would recommend everyone to watch.

It is possible , some would argue even likely , that the membership of UKIP will reject any application for membership made by Robinson and from UKIP’s point of view it is far from obvious that it would be a good move on their part to grant him that membership. It could , in fact , be the final nail in the coffin for UKIP.  Either way it is sure to damage Robinson’s reputation and standing as a working class hero and divide the working class / democratic / nationalist vote and the broader anti -multiculturalism movement.  Yes , we are living in interesting times – and thttps://wordpress.com/post/forbritainforum.com/165e hey are becoming more interestinger and interestinger by the minute……………….

since posting this Robinson’s application has been denied…………..https://wordpress.com/post/forbritainforum.com/165

IS BRITISH DEMOCRACY DEAD

Is British democracy dead ? Is it possible for a party such as For Britain , or indeed any non mainstream political party to succeed or even hope to succeed in Britain today ?   In the last few weeks Anne Marie Waters has appealed for financial donations from members of The For Britain Movement to cover the cost of private security – this in the wake of violence and intimidation suffered by her supporters and others at the Lewisham East by – election hustings where a mob of Stand Up To Racism activists managed to close down the event.  Is democracy even possible when elected politicians can no longer speak to their constituency and voters are abused and threatened by far left thugs while the police just stand back and let it happen ?

Just a few days ago For Britain members were escorted by Durham Constabulary –  ” for their own protection ”  – from a Durham Miners Gala event.  Slandered by the press and psychically prevented by far left thugs from holding any form of public meeting it seems it is now  simply impossible for For Britain to conduct any form of normal public political activity.  Social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter sensor and even ban so-called ‘ far right ‘ opinion. Youtube demonetize anyone who is seen as favouring ‘alternative’ opinion or who questions the mainstream narrative or simple tell unwanted truths.. Is it possible , can any reasonable person claim that it is possible to engage in normal healthy political debate in a climate such as this ?  And without open debate can anyone honestly claim that we are still living in a democratic society ?

I am an older man and a life long liberal who now finds himself living in a Orwellian nightmare – as I write this my radio is on in the background and they are talking about ‘populism’ and the threat of ‘ the far right ‘  here in Ireland and across Europe..- it is endless , this stream of propaganda and misinformation on the air waves. It is literally endless – not a single dissenting voice is to be heard , not a single counter argument or dissenting view is to be heard.  And as the Irish ‘ ex journalist ‘ John Waters has stated in his Youtube lecture , Ireland And The End of Debate ,  it is no longer a matter of  someone like you or I  being simply  wrong  in our opinion but rather being seen as morally deficient for holding any such opinions in the first place.  Indeed , the tone of moral superiority with which the media declaim their new gospel is reminiscent of some puritan past which has come back to haunt and mock us with its vicious intolerance.

Can any sane tolerant person call this democracy or liberalism ?  But that is precisely what these people do claim. They talk of European social democratic liberal values which they claim they are defending against far right fascism and reaction.  Trump , Le Pen , Widers , not to mention  Anne Marie Waters , are dismissed as rabble- rousers and demagogues who feed off the bigotry and ignorance inherent in the working class and lower orders. Their contempt for the poor or less well-educated is total , undisguised and dangerous. Their heartless abandonment of women and children victims of  Muslim rape gangs is spine chilling and terrifying.

Meanwhile , back in the real world , Anne Marie Waters is traveling the length and breath of Britain organising new branches of the For Britain Movement but these meeting must be kept secret – those interested notified by private email hours before the event lest the ever vigilant  Stand Up To Racism/ Hope Not Hate get wind of it and intimidate any would- be attendees and shut it down .

And if democracy no longer exists , if it is simply no longer possible to pursue ones political ambitions in a peaceful democratic fashion is it time to consider a new strategy. This is not an academic question , it is a question that many are privately  asking themselves …………and it is a reasonable question.

SPOONS A CURE FOR FORCED MARRIAGE?

A Leeds school is handing out spoons to school girls to protect them against forced marriage. The Leeds , West Yorkshire , academy is advising the children to put the spoons inside their underwear so that it will set off airport alarms. The charity , Karma Nirvana , adopted the spoon method in 2011 after a 16 year old girl contacted their help line before being taken on a holiday to Pakistan. Last year the charity took 9,000 calls on its forced marriage help line many from children aged 15 and younger.

David Myres , joint head of the governments Forced Marriage Unit said the spoon method was not ‘bullet proof’ , ” We advocate early prevention , working within these communities , to speak with these children even before they reach the airport. We want them to know that help is available “.

Harinder Kaur , the social , culture and ethos leader at the Co operative Academy of Leeds , said she knew that some children had disappeared during school holidays , and one came back pregnant after being forced into a marriage abroad. ” This is happening to children and we need to act to protect them.  As educators , we have a responsibility to empower children with the knowledge and ability to make a difference to their own lives and the lives of others.”

Needles to say , there has been no mention in the mainstream media of the word ‘ Muslim ‘ in any of this. The fact that this forced marriage culture is being imported wholesale is also not mentioned. And there is , of course , a deafening silence from all those Me Too people.