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  • Western middle classes are revolting globally against hypocritical elites

    06/13/2019 11:10:11 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 13 2019 | Victor Davis Hanson
    What is going on with the unending Brexit drama, the aftershocks of Donald Trump’s election and the “yellow vests” protests in France? What drives the growing estrangement of southern and eastern Europe from the European Union establishment? What fuels the anti-EU themes of recent European elections and the stunning recent Australian re-election of conservatives? Put simply, the middle classes are revolting against Western managerial elites. The latter group includes professional politicians, entrenched bureaucrats, condescending academics, corporate phonies and propagandistic journalists. What are the popular gripes against them?
  • Donald Trump's Successful Europe Trip Shows He's Truly Grown Into the Job

    06/08/2019 6:27:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Newsweek ^ | June 8, 2019 | Peter Roff
    In the main, the American media do not think highly of our current president. This matters. Whether they admit it or not, their personal views shape their reportage. They regard him as a pretender to the throne, an accidental occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue who has done more to discredit his office than most any of his predecessors. In their eyes, he's a bombastic boor and a bumbler whose reckless disregard for the dignity of his office has cheapened the nation in the eyes of the world. Not everyone holds that opinion. A goodly number of his supporters probably don't...
  • The Last Longest Day

    06/02/2019 2:07:06 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 25 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 31 May 2019 | Richard Fernandez
    Emmanuel Macron will not attend the 75th anniversary of D-Day, "saying that French presidents only lead international D-Day ceremonies on round-number anniversaries such as the 60th or 70th. ... critics argue that he should make an exception this year as it is likely to be the last major D-Day anniversary while veterans are still alive." To Macron, who was born in 1977, D-Day must seem like ancient history. The French president is currently more interested in preserving his alliance with Berlin than in commemorating the reopening of the Second Front against Hitler a full three generations ago. It is probably...
  • What Really Happened in European Elections (Greens did not explode; Socialists imploded.)

    05/28/2019 6:54:17 AM PDT · by dangus · 18 replies
    2019-05-28 | Dangus
    No, the Greens did not surge in popularity. There are two "Green" coalitions, the European United Left-Nordic Green Alliance (EUL) and the Green-European Free Alliance (EFA). The EUL is the successor to communist parties; the EFA includes several ethnic minority and regional interests and is considered Center-Left. The EFA gained 17 seats, and the EUL lost 13... so the Greens gained 4 seats in a legislature of 751 seats. So the big story isn't the minor net gain, but the net movement of Green from hard Left to center-left. The big story on the Left is the further collapse of...
  • No European election ever deflects the EU deep state one inch from its rigid course

    05/22/2019 1:01:51 PM PDT · by cornelis · 3 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 22 May 2019 | Ambrose Evans Pritchard
    The election [May 23] of 170 part-time dilettantes from the eurosceptic Left and Right might shake up French or Italian politics. It will change absolutely nothing in the governing structure of the EU. Trumpian ideologue Steve Bannon deems the European Parliament vote this week to be “one of the most important elections ever” but he has never tangled in earnest with Germano-European deep state. The EU’s permanent machinery will reassert iron control once the noise has subsided.
  • European elections: Italy STUNNED as Salvini wins majority and says a 'NEW Europe is born'

    05/27/2019 9:00:04 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 61 replies
    UK Express ^ | 06:40, Mon, May 27, 2019 | UPDATED: 14:06, Mon, May 27, 2019 | CLIVE HAMMOND
    MATTEO SALVINI's Lega Nord (League) Party has claimed a convincing European Parliament victory, in a shock result in Italy. The group has around 32 percent of the vote so far on the night, way ahead of the Democratic Party. Interior minister Matteo Salvini leads League, which came third in the 2018 general election. Following his victory, Mr Salvini said in Milan: “A new Europe is born. “I am proud that the League is participating in this new European renaissance.” He said previously: “As far as I'm concerned, if the League wins nothing changes in Italy, everything will change in Europe,...
  • UK’s Nigel Farage Demands A Seat At Brexit Talks

    05/27/2019 8:15:21 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    One America News Network ^ | May 27, 2019 | William James
    SOUTHAMPTON, England (Reuters) – Nigel Farage demanded a seat at Brexit negotiations on Monday after his new party swept to victory in the United Kingdom’s European Parliament election, warning that he would turn British politics upside down if denied. Farage, a bombastic 55-year-old commodities broker-turned anti-establishment supremo, won by riding a wave of anger at the failure of Prime Minister Theresa May to take the United Kingdom out of the European Union. As May’s Conservative Party prepares to pick a new leader, Farage had a warning for the next prime minister: A say in the United Kingdom’s biggest decision since...
  • Marine Le Pen's National Rally party wins France elections for European Parliament, Greens surge...

    05/26/2019 6:33:09 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | 26 May 2019 | Associated Press
    FULL TITLE: Marine Le Pen's National Rally party wins France elections for European Parliament, Greens surge in Germany: polls The European Union's traditional center splintered in the hardest-fought European Parliament elections in decades, with the far right and pro-environment Greens gaining ground on Sunday after four days of a polarized vote. Turnout was at a two-decade high over the balloting across the 28 European Union countries. The elections were seen as a test of the influence of the nationalist, populist and hard-right movements that have swept the continent in recent years and impelled Britain to quit the EU altogether. Both...
  • e Pen Triumphs Over Macron in EU Election Exit Poll, Calls for Fresh National Elections

    05/26/2019 7:33:04 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 May 2019 | Chris Tomlinson
    Populist leader Marine Le Pen and her Rassemblement National (National Rally, or RN) have triumphed over sitting French president Emmanuel Macron in the European Parliament elections, according to exit polls. Ms Le Pen declared victory following exit polls showing the RN winning around 24 per cent of the vote, compared to Macron’s La Republique En Marche! (LREM) who, according to projections, has come in second with 22.5 percent of the vote, French newspaper Le Figaro reports. Declaring victory, the RN leader said, “The trust we have been given by the French in designating us as the first party in France...
  • Le Pen beats Macron in France as nationalists gain in EU vote

    05/26/2019 12:03:48 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 66 replies
    One America News ^ | May 26, 2019 | Jan Strupczewski and Francesco Guarascio
    BRUSSELS (Rooters) – Marine Le Pen’s far-right party edged just ahead of the centrist alliance of President Emmanuel Macron in exit polls as French voters led what pollsters expected to be a nationalist surge in an EU parliament election on Sunday. The defeat for the president was narrow amid a sharply increased turnout that was matched across the continent in what Brussels is portraying as a positive sign, in spite of gains for anti-EU groups.
  • EU’s Juncker says ‘stupid nationalists’ are ‘in love with their country’ & hate foreigners

    05/24/2019 8:26:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies ^ | 5/24/2019 | unknown
    Ahead of the EU elections, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has blasted “stupid nationalists,” who dare to “love their own counties” and dislike migrants. Juncker took to CNN on Wednesday to share his belief the nationalist politicians pose a distinct threat to European unity with their stance on migration. “These populist, nationalists, stupid nationalists, they are in love with their own countries,” he said, urging the EU to show “solidarity” with migrants instead. They don’t like those coming from far away, I like those coming from far away… we have to act in solidarity with those who are in a...
  • Seven hurt in suspected package bomb blast in centre of Lyon

    05/24/2019 9:53:32 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 28 replies
    AFP ^ | 05/24/2019
    At least seven people were wounded Friday by a suspected package bomb blast on a pedestrian street in the heart of Lyon, southeast France, which President Emmanuel Macron described as an "attack."
  • Former FEC Chair: First Amendment Responsible For More ‘Violent Hate Crimes’ Than Terrorism

    05/23/2019 9:14:13 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 05/23/2019 | Rudy Takala
    "A libertarian interpretation” of the First Amendment is responsible for more “violent hate crime” in the United States than terrorism, a former Federal Election Commission chair claimed Thursday. “The libertarian interpretation of the 1st Amendment has permitted a huge spike in violent hate crimes in the US – many more than foreign attacks,” former FEC Chair Ann Ravel wrote on Twitter. el linked to a story noting a statistic from the left-leaning Anti-Defamation League, which found that 78% of the 50 U.S. murders related to extremism in 2018 were carried out by white supremacists. The story also noted the FBI...
  • Ministers expect Theresa May to reveal No 10 departure date on Friday

    05/23/2019 10:54:04 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 13 replies ^ | May 24, 2019 | BBC
    Theresa May is expected to announce the date of her departure from Downing Street on Friday morning, senior cabinet ministers have told the BBC. Sources say they expect the PM to give a timetable for her successor to be chosen, with 10 June likely to be the start of the official leadership race. Mrs May is due to meet the chairman of Tory backbenchers on Friday. She has been under pressure to resign, after a backlash by her own MPs against her latest Brexit plan.
  • Macron Says Nationalists Pose ‘Existential Risk’ to EU, Poll Puts Le Pen Party on Course(T)

    05/22/2019 11:22:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies ^ | 5/22/2019 | VICTORIA FRIEDMAN
    President Emmanuel Macron has urged the French to vote for pro-EU parties in Sunday’s European Parliament election to stave off the threat of “nationalists.” The leader of the globalist-progressive La République En Marche (LREM/Republic on the Move) claimed that despite being the president, who should remain above the fray of national elections, he had to intervene because of the role he plays in bringing forth the “new stage of the European Project.” “I cannot be a spectator, but an actor in this European election which is the most important since 1979 [when the first European Parliament elections were held] because...
  • Nationalism and Catholicism collide in run-up to the European elections

    05/19/2019 4:20:17 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Religion Unplugged ^ | May 16, 2019 | Clemente LIsi
    Nationalism and Catholicism collide in run-up to the European elections (NEWS ANALYSIS) Italians will go to the ballot box on May 26 to elect members of the country’s delegation to the European Parliament. The vote — part of elections held across the European Union — will be another litmus test regarding Italy’s two populist political parties and whether they can withstand challenges from the left. What this latest electoral test will also do is reveal Italy’s love-hate relationship with the Catholic church. The country’s Democratic Party, which holds a majority of seats, is likely to go down in defeat like...
  • France May Day riots – Paris police fight running battles..‘Armageddon’ protest sparks chaos..

    05/01/2019 9:18:06 AM PDT · by caww · 61 replies ^ | 5/1/2019 |
    RIOTING has broken out in Paris today as thousands gathered for May Day protests dubbed an 'Armageddon’ by extremist demonstrators..Paris police said 250 people had been arrested, most for public order offences related to the rioting, as cops clashed with 'Black Bloc' anti-capitalists. Weapons were also confiscated as the police used tear gas, rubber bullets and baton charges to try and restore order. Thugs from the so-called Black Bloc anti-capitalist movement were involved in running battles with police soon after 1pm (local time). Black Bloc activists with their faces covered could be seen leading attacks on officers, and smashing up...

    04/24/2019 5:48:19 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 19 replies ^ | 4/19/2019 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    In the same article, the Post also reports on a backlash against this amazing generosity. A leader of the Yellow Vest movement says that if donors can give so much money to rebuild Notre Dame, “they should stop telling us there is no money to help deal with the social emergency.” But the donations to Notre Dame are coming from private donors. No one denies they have money. It’s the French government that’s running out. Some in the Yellow Vest movement probably favor the government taking yet more money from the wealthy “to help deal with the social emergency.” That’s...
  • The Burning of Notre Dame and the Destruction of Christian Europe

    04/22/2019 2:39:13 PM PDT · by robowombat · 40 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | April 22, 2019 at 5:00 am | Guy Millière
    The Burning of Notre Dame and the Destruction of Christian Europe by Guy Millière April 22, 2019 at 5:00 am Barely an hour after the flames began to rise above Notre Dame -- at a time when no explanation could be provided by anyone -- the French authorities rushed to say that the fire was an "accident" and that "arson has been ruled out." The remarks sounded like all the official statements made by the French government after attacks in France during the last decade. The Notre Dame fire also occurred at a time when attacks against churches in France...
  • France tells Israel not to withhold terrorist salaries from PA transfers

    04/21/2019 12:22:59 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 61 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/4/19
    France has demanded that Israel stop the freezing of tax revenues of the Palestinian Authority and transfer to Ramallah all the funds collected for the PA, including the amounts paid by the PA to terrorists and their families, according to News 12. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu responded in an official letter that "Israel will continue to act in accordance with the law of the Knesset. This request is morally and politically incorrect, and even contrary to the European principles...