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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.
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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

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.

JEREMY CORBYN THE INCLUSIVE SOCIETY

Jeremy Corbyn is the darling of the ‘left’ and in particular of the youth. The new educated lower middle class youth who have probably never met / spoken to a working class person not to mention a poor marginalized person in their entire lives just love him. These young people who stand shoulder to shoulder with corporate Europe , shoulder to shoulder with the new landlord class , shoulder to shoulder with the those who wish to abolish free speech  , shoulder to shoulder with those who wish to impose Sharia law and culture on poor muslim women and girls , shoulder to shoulder with the obviously fascistic ‘anti fascist’ thugs who are ready and willing to shut anyone up who questions the new European order. Shoulder to shoulder with those who are driving the Jews out of Sweden and France. These young people who have a hatred and contempt for the poor and marginalized that is difficult to fathom are rushing to Corbyn’s side…. These conservative , right-wing reactionary young people , who like to think of themselves as progressive  left , who’s only concern is to protect their own privileged position just love Corbyn.

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 !