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Times News Bites

pg 4-5 Double page Investigation into KTI apparently a far right group supporting anti-migrant vigilantism in Bulgaria..and a Nick Griffen UK connection in supporting them.
Then the main editorial is about how "the rise of the far right must be thwarted"
( Opinions are fine, but this day as everyday thruoght the world dozens of Muslims will be murdered , mostly at the hands of other crazy revenge from Non-Muslims in Myanmar, plus incompetance/accidents in Russian and US military operations. )

pg 8 half page News-vertorial - for Jaguar electric car plans claiming 10,000 new jobs
which seems to be Jag PR for getting subsidies
(Begins by wrongly stating the chancellor said £390m will be given to EV development...Actually it's also for autonomouis vehicle research also and is basically bankrolling research/test tracks etc.
It fails to mention that Jag did unveil an EV but it won't be on sale until 2018
... and similarly Tesla's delivery targets are ridiculously optimistic.
- Mad eco-ism showed it's failing this week as parking spaces are having to be widened cos so many people have got 4x4s. )

Frontpage Headline: an idea to fee for Britons live/work in EU
(Garbage of course cos you can't have different rules to what Norway , Switzerland already have.
- Also it amounts to a visa charge , and the UK could recipricocate.
How would you deal with President Fallon's British wife ? )

pg 17 Claim that Brexit March to coincide with Supreme Court has been scrapped
due to short notice and fear of BNP infiltration (sounds like propaganda to me)

pg 21 WWF is accusing its own creation the Marine Stewardship Council of corruption by taking money from Indian fish biz in return for certification. etc.

pg 29 Milo's banning : Janice Turner condems it and then lays into Lefty Liberals for not getting Brexit and Trump : That is a breakthru for the Times which until now has only 2 columnists who dared speak up (Matt R and Mel P)
then pg 32 has a page sympathetic to idea of Ambasador Farage.

BTW The Times every week seems to have an anti-EDF-nuclear column originating out of a Greenpeace PR

Buried away end of column on pg 47
PropOrNot say "Russian propaganda effort helped spread 'fake news' during ...Washington Post-24 Nov 2016"
(but the numbers quoted are quite small
The narrative is countered by "This is about the anonymous, shady source the Washington Post used today to smear dozens of US news sites as Russian propaganda outlets ":
...No, Russian Agents Are Not Behind Every Piece of Fake News You See

conservativehome has other News Links for today

Nov 26, 2016 at 12:06 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Friday's Times

pg 36 West country beaches washed away 3 years ago in storms MAY never recover "Scientists say" yada yad Climate Change (Dr Tim Scott)

pg 45 Photos of smiling Iranians just rescued in the Channel
Hippos and buffaloes being culled in South Africa due to drought to help animals not over compete.
Meat to villagers.

pg 10 Lord Deben of Cimate Commitee saying heathrow breaches Climate targets
(HeyI thought Cimate Commitee had been abolished ?)

pg 23 Natural Flood defences to get £15 Leadsom says ...surely that is nothing ?

page 25 1 in 4 extremist are from far-right
police say that only 13% of Prevent programme
Charities argue that cos many non-rightists leave the prog they represent 25% of those who stay in
(hmm that is a bizarre twisting of stats ..saying cos Muslims leave ..they make up a lower number of threats
..If they leave the prog early aren't they more of a threat ?)

Nov 26, 2016 at 12:09 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

News They Forget to tell you

"In the country’s October elections, the Peasants and Greens, an obscure protest party led by a charismatic billionaire, won nearly 40 per cent of the seats to become the largest party in parliament. Having stood on an anti-emigration platform, their total seats soared from a measly one (in 2012) to 54" ie anti-people LEAVING
"the fact that dissatisfaction with freedom of movement played such a prominent role in overthrowing the political establishment should have alarm bells ringing in Berlin and Paris."
Many EU countries are suffering cos they are LOSING population. (hmm what about remittances ?)

\\ Electorates have lost patience with the “progressive” ideals and patronising rhetoric espoused by the “establishment” which bears little resemblance to reality. // article

Nov 26, 2016 at 12:11 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

stewgreen, smear by association seems to be the repressives new weapon. Labour's ruling Momentum wishes to portray Blair as being Thatcher's glove puppet.

The UK media seem to ignore the Militant Tendencies that have built Momentum, to destroy Labour.

Nov 26, 2016 at 2:38 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

@Golf UKIPpers/Conservatives who voted for Corbyn to paralyZe Labour are still saying their £5 was a good investment.

Nov 26, 2016 at 2:50 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Re BBC recent lionising the IFS (led by Labour luvvie Paul Johnson) as independent

a commenter on B-BBC says
"I am a former member of the IFS years ago when it was genuinely independent.
It was captured by the Left some years ago and is now a Left Wing pressure group."

Nov 26, 2016 at 2:52 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Another interesting comment there :

‘Right’ wingers? Most of the people the BBC describe as being ‘right’ wing are in reality Left wing, like Marine Le Penn whose economic policies bear more resemblance to Jeremy Corbyn than any other party!

Nov 26, 2016 at 5:12 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen