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Warwick University reschedule Anne Marie Waters

A talk by far-right politician Anne Marie Waters organised by the PPE Society has been postponed today. The “Far Right Off Campus” protest planned in response to the event has also consequently been postponed.
This afternoon, Warwick PPE posted on the event page: “This event has been rescheduled to a later date. Please look out for further information.”
When asked about the reason for rescheduling the talk, the PPE society told The Boar: “With the event occurring so early in term, some logistical issues were unable to be resolved to the high standard that we require for all our events. While the rescheduling is unfortunate, it is important that this event is done right.
“As we have previously stated, none of our speaker bookings are indicative of an endorsement of their points of view. However, we would be surprised if there were no negative responses to some of our events. The mission of our Speaker Series is not to provide only viewpoints that few will disagree with, but to provide a range of ideas to stimulate debate. We are deeply concerned with the concept of students acting as moral arbiters, deciding what is and isn’t allowed as an idea.
“This being said, we welcome and encourage all peaceful and legal protests, as these carry just as much weight in a free and healthy democracy as free speech does. However we condemn in the strongest possible terms any personal attacks on individuals within PPE Society or the Executive Team. Sending an invitation to a speaker is certainly not an act that is deserving of online abuse.”
The talk, the first in Warwick PPE’s Speaker Series, was originally scheduled for 6:00pm today. The event was entitled “Culture, Politics and Free Speech: British Society” and according to the event page, Anne Marie Waters would discuss “the state of rights and freedoms of women in the UK, the importance of defending free speech, as well as the contemporary issues of immigration and multiculturalism.”
Anne Marie Waters has been known to hold controversial views in the past, as the founder and leader of the anti-Islam party For Britain. She was also part of the UK Independence Party, standing for the party’s leadership in 2017.
The “Far-Right Off Campus!” protest, originally scheduled for today at 5:30pm, was organised by Warwick Labour, Warwick Pride, Warwick for Free Education (WFFE), Warwick Anti-Racism Society (WARSoc), and a number of other societies. As of 1pm today, 127 people had expressed they would be attending the event and 299 were interested. The event had been shared 51 times.
THE FULL ARTICLE MAY BE SEEN HERE AT THE BOAR WEBPAGE

TRANSPORT COMPANIES UNITE TO TACKLE RACISM

Dublin Bus, Iarnród Éireann, Bus Éireann, Transdev, Local Link bus services and the taxi industry are uniting today to launch a campaign to challenge racism on public transport. Coordinated by the Immigrant Council of Ireland in partnership with Transport for Ireland and Dublin City Council, it is the biggest anti-racism campaign of its kind in Europe with over one thousand posters displayed during a two week period.

Brian Killoran, CEO of the Immigrant Council of Ireland, said, “The Immigrant Council is proud to link up with national transport agencies to promote a message of solidarity and zero tolerance towards racism. The public transport system is the perfect partner as it both serves and represents the cultural diversity in Ireland. To read full report visit the Transport Authority website.

I was sitting in my kitchen this morning having a cup of coffee when this issue was raised on Newstalk FM radio.  The female presenter gave a brief general introduction and then proceeded to introduce her guest …. Dr. Ali Selim , the spokesperson for the Clonskeagh Mosque in Dublin . I have heard Dr. Selim speak before on radio here in Ireland.  I have heard him on Newstalk FM and on RTE , the state broadcaster – in fact I have heard him interviewed no less than three times on which occasions he has openly stated that he believed in the death penalty for homosexuals and the stoning of women for adultery etc.  Dr. Selim is very forthright and perversely honest in his views and when on one occasion he was asked if all the thousands of gays living in Ireland would be put to death in his hoped for Muslim Ireland ,  he reassured his host by explaining that there would be no need to kill all the gays in Ireland as the law would act as an effective deterrent.

Dr. Selim is a respected figure in Ireland. He is educated and articulate and often in the public eye ……………. He has never been called homophobic or indeed even intolerant. He is , as I have stated , a respected figure and , of course , he was treated as such during his stint on Newstalk FM when he made the point that Ireland was in need of hate speech laws to protect people from those who wished to spread hatred and division………… I feel I must pause here for a moment just to assure you that this is not a comedy script and that I’m not just making all this up as I go along.  – No , this is real life here in multicultural and inclusive Ireland.  Dr. Selim expressed concern at the rise of the ‘far right’ in Europe and was worried that this might embolden ‘far right’ individuals here in Ireland. Needless to say , the female presenter was equally concerned with the rise in ‘far right ‘ hatred and intolerance and obviously agreed with Dr. Selim that ever more hate speech legislation was required.  She was also deeply concerned with the growing racism on public transport as were the legions of Irish radio listeners who could not wait untill the end of the broadcast to signal their virtue and their fidelity to the new inclusive , tolerant and diverse Ireland.

At no point did anyone mention the trivial matter of Dr. Selims advocacy of the death penalty  for homosexuality much less  the stoning of women ( and apostates )……..nor was there any consideration given to the fact that hate speech laws would , of course , have the effect of criminalising anyone who tried to discuss Dr. Selims pathological hatred of gays , jews and women…  This is the state of things here in Ireland……. and it is getting worse by the day.   Anne Marie , we need you back here in Ireland and we need you now.

Orlared  Youtube channel has done a video on this which may interest you.

 

FOR BRITAIN POLICY

  • For Britain believes in the sovereignty of the United Kingdom as a nation and the full authority of its people in the governance and direction of that nation.
  • For Britain believes that the United Kingdom must cease to be a member of the European Union without further delay.
  • For Britain believes that the government of the United Kingdom must place the interests of the British people over and above the citizens of other nations.
  • For Britain believes that public service providers must be accountable to the British public.
  • For Britain believes in the democratic right to freedom of speech; excluding only direct incitement to violence.
  • For Britain believes in free and fair elections with one vote in all public elections afforded to all citizens.
  • For Britain believes in the equality of all citizens before one law, as determined by elected representatives in Parliament.
  • For Britain believes in the preservation of traditional British liberties.
  • For Britain believes in low and appropriate inward migration to the United Kingdom in order to preserve traditional British liberties.
  • For Britain believes in the rights of the individual only.
  • For Britain believes in the liberty of all citizens to live privately and without unnecessary state intrusion.
  • For Britain believes in a free market and capitalist economy.
  • For Britain believes in the reduction of taxation alongside increased efficiency in a publicly accountable public sector.
  • For Britain believes in freedom of thought and the rights of the individual to assent to, or reject, any philosophical, political, or religious belief system, without penalty.
    • For Britain’s complete economic policy can be found here; Economic Policy

IMAGE AND SUBSTANCE ANNE MARIE WATERS

Simon Harris , on his European Freedom website , says of Anne Marie Waters –

” I must admit I don’t like her one little bit. I also have doubts about her image … the scruffy jackets, unclean hair and insincere look will make it difficult for her to convince a broad swathe of the British public as will the fact that she is a hard-drinking lesbian Zionist who’s not even British born.

In fairness to Harris  it must be said he is quite happy to complement Anne Marie on her political stance – though not on her appearance , from time to time . And he is not the only one to express concern about how she presents herself. There are a substantial number of Hope Not Hate types who are ever eager to make disparaging comments on Anne Marie’s appearance when they run out of political insults to throw at her. It would  be easy of course to ignore all this were it not for the fact that even some of her own  For Britain members often feel the need to ask her to make a little more effort on her appearance  when she is doing her video broadcasts on Youtube.

When she is not being insulted by her enemies or gently nudged by her followers to improve her look she occasionally is given advice –

” If I were advising AMW ( I don’t know why she hasn’t asked me yet) I’d say if you are serious about your leadership bid, you need to consider your image. If other politicians have to do so, then so should you. Rather than present yourself as an “I don’t care what I look like” lesbian, you might take a leaf out of the Ruth Davidson book. Get a decent haircut, a hint of lipstick and a tailored jacket. You can be smart and still be butch. Work on that troubled look. Big smile. ”

While all this is amusing in its way there is a serious side to it.  Image is important and many feel her image is all wrong and even off-putting. I am not on social media so don’t know what people are saying there but I’m quite active on Youtube and if the comments sections are anything to go by then there are very many who feel that she is putting herself at a severe disadvantage by her casual approach to her own image.  Anne Marie has said that people will just have to take her as she is and this of course is fine and even admirable but is it a good political strategy ?

Personally I am quite happy with the image she projects but I can understand how some people might feel that it is unprofessional and that it sends out the wrong impression. If , many would argue , she can’t bother to make herself look smart , well…….. And as the poet Partick Kavanagh once wrote    .” a man is what is written on the label / and the passing world stares but no on stops / to look closer ” . But first impressions matter , we all know that.  On the other hand some like her , trust her , because she is natural and unaffected in her manner and appearance.  You pays your money and takes your pick !

A MESSAGE FROM UKIP

If you a member or supporter of Stand Up To Racism this is no barrier to becoming a member of UKIP. The fact that members of this group regularly abuse , intimidate and bully black people , brown people , white people , immigrants and gays etc is not an issue.  If you are a member of Hope Not Hate and have bullied , abused , intimidated , slandered and marginalized black people , immigrants , gays , moderate muslims and ex muslims it is also not a problem. If you are a member or supporter of Antifa and in that capacity have bullied and slandered decent people of all colours and ethnicities calling them scum and other such names then put your mind to rest – We in UKIP don’t have a problem with people joining from Antifa either . If you support the aims , objectives , values and practices of any of the above groups then put your mind at rest – We really honestly don’t care.

If you are a member of the media and have deliberately lied to the people of Britain and perhaps put their lives and liberties at risk , if you have criminally slandered those who defend and speak for the poor and marginalized and forgotten of Britain , well that is your private business. If you are a member of a mainstream political party which has resolutely refused to represent the poor and marginalized in society – if you have spread hatred and bigotry against the poor , the weak , the marginalized and have characterised  them as racists and fascists and bigots ….well , don’t give it a thought.  None of these things will bar you from membership of our party.

On the other hand however we don’t just let anyone in.  If you are , or ever have been , a member of the English Defence League then you are not welcome. If you live in a poor deprived community where thousands and tens of thousands of children and young girls have been raped , trafficked and abused because they are white and vulnerable and you in turn have responded to this by joining or supporting a street movement to stop it then  we don’t want you.   There is no place in UKIP for people like you.

 

COMMUNITY AND COHESION IN BIRMINGHAM MAY 2018

“The city is also very diverse, with 42% of the population being from an ethnic minority background, reflecting the city’s rich and varied cultural heritage. Birmingham is a “super-diverse” city. Academic research suggests that there are people from nearly 200 countries who have made Birmingham their home . The 2011 Census revealed that 42.1% classified themselves within an ethnic group other than white British, compared to 30% in 2001, a rise of 12%. Birmingham is soon to become a majority minority city. The demographic makeup of Birmingham’s young people has also changed significantly over recent years and is becoming increasingly diverse. For example, according to the 2011 census over 60% of the under 18 population is now from a non-white British background, compared to around 44% in 2001. Ethnic diversity can bring many benefits such as transnational trading links and high levels of cultural resource. Birmingham has benefited from its diverse migrant communities who have settled in the city and successfully contributed to its economic vitality, becoming leaders in education, medicine, sports, arts and business and providing employment opportunities to local people. Our demographic landscape is increasingly becoming ethnically and socially ‘super diverse’, which means a greater understanding of the changes in cultural norms, identities and social shifts in how we live work and learn is needed. Community cohesion is an approach that enables us to respond to the wide ranging and kaleidoscope of identities, rather than simply focussing on a white majority and small number of ethnic minority identities.”

The above is a short extract from the Draft Community Cohesion  Strategy of May 2018 . Don’t waste time reading it as you have heard it all before. In a statement by Birmingham City Council on community cohesion you will find the following –

  • no promotion or unwitting support is given to individuals or groups that promote and propagate messages of hate and intolerance
  • ensure appropriate linkage to the Prevent programme where appropriate
  • ensure all schools and educational settings promote our shared British values
  • challenge illegal and harmful cultural attitudes and practices towards women such as Female Genital Mutilation, Forced Marriage and Honour-Based Violence
  • actively promote opportunities for cross-community interactions in order to strengthen relationships and common bonds between communities of different backgrounds and isolate extreme voices
  • encourage communities to report incidents of hate crime including anti-Semitism, Islamophobia or homophobic behaviour.

All you need to know here is that Birmingham has one of the highest rates of FGM in the UK so that will tell you what they mean by ‘challenging’ the issue.