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LONDON FIRE: One man vs mainstream media elites

There is no need to advocate for the theft of private property nor to raise a penny of taxation. Ending wars and rolling back the military-industrial complex could account for all of the funds needed to solve societal woes.

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Tensions continue to flare as a ashes of a massive fire in a residential tower continue to smoulder in London.

The deeply unpopular UK Prime Minister Theresa May has faced heavy criticism for refusing to speak with displaced people and angry locals at the scene of the blaze which police are now investigating as a criminal act.

By contrast, opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn who may well become Prime Minister sooner than many had predicted, spent time talking with and comforting people.

READ MORE: THERESA MAY: hated by the far-left, far-right and almost everyone else

The policies of May who as Home Secretary oversaw drastic cuts to the number of police, fire-fighters and fire stations is being blamed for exacerbating the disaster. Meanwhile, the corporatist culture she and her party encouraged is being blamed for negligent repair work which turned the now gutted tower from a death trap into giant tinder-box.

One local, a man called Ishmahil Blagrove criticised mainstream media for ignoring the fact that for years both public bodies and private citizens had warned for the dangers in the tower and those like it due to inadequate fire safety measures.

His remarks slamming the mainstream media earned Mr. Blagrove applause from other locals.

There is no doubt that government negligence and government policies which awarded private contrasts to corporations responsible (some would say irresponsible) for the repair and maintenance of the gutted tower played a large part in exacerbating the murderous inferno.

Rather than show contrition and insure compensation, temporary housing and eventually permanent local housing for displaced people, the government continues to act in a manner that is arrogant and condescending.

Some members of the left-wing opposition however, are no better. Opposition politician David Lammy has offered the ludicrous proposal of housing displaced people on the private property of others, assuming that the owners or legal tenants are not occupying the building.

This proposal is illegal according to current laws. One is not under an obligation to live in a building he or she owns. One can live there all of the time, some of the time, or none of the time. Unless regulations were passed prohibiting typically foreign investors from buying property in London that will not act as a home, one cannot change the rules after the game has started. It is not only illegal but it is extremely unethical.

The same applies to the most poor people in western countries. While many are opposed to mass immigration, one cannot change the rules once one has lawfully let someone in. This is especially true of EU migrants to countries like the UK, whom the UK must preserve the rights of, irrespective of how things change after Brexit for future generations…assuming Brexit ever happens at all.

Lammy’s proposal is classic Bolshevism and has no place in the modern world. Bolshevism failed, just as Theresa May’s brand of neo-liberal corporatism, sometimes called crony capitalism also dramatically failed. They are equally dangerous forms of political and social extremism.

Governments resort to legalised violence against private property when they grow cheap. The fact is that the UK government has money to rehouse every single displaced person from the fire by paying for their private accommodation at the market rate. It would cost less than a single nuclear missile….far less, in fact.

There is no need to result in radical communist theft of private property in order to save money. Indeed, counting every penny is ironically one of the worst elements of extreme capitalism whose implantation paves the way for extreme leftism.

The government must scout out private apartments, homes and even hotels and make sure every last family is housed adequately. In the longer term the government should buy up existing property at the market rate in the local area in order to hose these people permanently. After that they ought to invest in the building of modern, safe housing for others.

In the words of the well-known English leftist Tony Benn, “If we can find the money to kill people, we can find money to help people”.

Ending military interventions would solve this crisis without having to raise a penny of taxation nor having to resort to property theft.

War creates hardship and bankruptcy. Peace without radicalism is the solution and if anything it is cheaper than war.

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EU leaders dictate Brexit terms to Theresa May (Video)

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The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss how EU leaders have agreed on a plan to delay the the Article 50 process which effectively postpones Brexit beyond the 29 March deadline.

The UK will now be offered a delay until the 22nd of May, only if MPs approve Theresa May’s withdrawal deal next week. If MPs do not approve May’s negotiated deal, then the EU will support a short delay until the 12th of April, allowing the UK extra time to get the deal passed or to “indicate a way forward”.

UK PM Theresa May said there was now a “clear choice” facing MPs, who could vote for a third time on her deal next week.

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Theresa May outlines four Brexit options, via Politico

In a letter to MPs, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May set out the four options she believes the country has in light of Thursday’s decision by EU leaders to extend the Brexit deadline beyond next Friday.

The U.K. is faced with a four-way choice, May wrote late Friday.

The government could revoke Article 50 — which May called a betrayal of the Brexit vote; leave without a deal on April 12; pass her deal in a vote next week; or, “if it appears that there is not sufficient support” for a vote on her deal in parliament next week or if it is rejected for a third time, she could ask for an extension beyond April 12.

But this would require for the U.K. taking part in European elections in May, which the prime minister said “would be wrong.”

May wrote that she’s hoping for the deal to pass, allowing the U.K. to leave the EU “in an orderly way,” adding “I still believe there is a majority in the House for that course of action.”

“I hope we can all agree that we are now at the moment of decision,” she wrote.

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US media suffers panic attack after Mueller fails to deliver on much-anticipated Trump indictment

Internet mogul Kim Dotcom said it all: “Mueller – The name that ended all mainstream media credibility.”

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Important pundits and news networks have served up an impressive display of denials, evasions and on-air strokes after learning that Robert Mueller has ended his probe without issuing a single collusion-related indictment.

The Special Counsel delivered his final report to Attorney General William Barr for review on Friday, with the Justice Department confirming that there will be no further indictments related to the probe. The news dealt a devastating blow to the sensational prophesies of journalists, analysts and entire news networks, who for nearly two years reported ad nauseam that President Donald Trump and his inner circle were just days away from being carted off to prison for conspiring with the Kremlin to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.

Showing true integrity, journalists and television anchors took to Twitter and the airwaves on Friday night to acknowledge that the media severely misreported Donald Trump’s alleged ties to Russia, as well as what Mueller’s probe was likely to find. They are, after all, true professionals.

“How could they let Trump off the hook?” an inconsolable Chris Matthews asked NBC reporter Ken Dilanian during a segment on CNN’s ‘Hardball’.

Dilanian tried to comfort the CNN host with some of his signature NBC punditry.

“My only conclusion is that the president transmitted to Mueller that he would take the Fifth. He would never talk to him and therefore, Mueller decided it wasn’t worth the subpoena fight,” he expertly mused.

Actually, there were several Serious Journalists who used their unsurpassed analytical abilities to conjure up a reason why Mueller didn’t throw the book at Trump, even though the president is clearly a Putin puppet.

“It’s certainly possible that Trump may emerge from this better than many anticipated. However! Consensus has been that Mueller would follow DOJ rules and not indict a sitting president. I.e. it’s also possible his report could be very bad for Trump, despite ‘no more indictments,'” concluded Mark Follman, national affairs editor at Mother Jones, who presumably, and very sadly, was not being facetious.

Revered news organs were quick to artfully modify their expectations regarding Mueller’s findings.

“What is collusion and why is Robert Mueller unlikely to mention it in his report on Trump and Russia?” a Newsweek headline asked following Friday’s tragic announcement.

Three months earlier, Newsweek had meticulously documented all the terrible “collusion” committed by Donald Trump and his inner circle.

But perhaps the most sobering reactions to the no-indictment news came from those who seemed completely unfazed by the fact that Mueller’s investigation, aimed at uncovering a criminal conspiracy between Trump and the Kremlin, ended without digging up a single case of “collusion.”

The denials, evasions and bizarre hot takes are made even more poignant by the fact that just days ago, there was still serious talk about Trump’s entire family being hauled off to prison.

“You can’t blame MSNBC viewers for being confused. They largely kept dissenters from their Trump/Russia spy tale off the air for 2 years. As recently as 2 weeks ago, they had @JohnBrennan strongly suggesting Mueller would indict Trump family members on collusion as his last act,” journalist Glenn Greenwald tweeted.

While the Mueller report has yet to be released to the public, the lack of indictments makes it clear that whatever was found, nothing came close to the vast criminal conspiracy alleged by virtually the entire American media establishment.

“You have been lied to for 2 years by the MSM. No Russian collusion by Trump or anyone else. Who lied? Head of the CIA, NSA,FBI,DOJ, every pundit every anchor. All lies,” wrote conservative activist Chuck Woolery.

Internet mogul Kim Dotcom was more blunt, but said it all: “Mueller – The name that ended all mainstream media credibility.”

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Canadian Lawmaker Accuses Trudeau Of Being A “Fake Feminist” (Video)

Rempel segued to Trudeau’s push to quash an investigation into allegations that he once groped a young journalist early in his political career

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Canada’s feminist-in-chief Justin Trudeau wants to support and empower women…but his support stops at the point where said women start creating problems for his political agenda.

That was the criticism levied against the prime minister on Friday by a conservative lawmaker, who took the PM to task for “muzzling strong, principled women” during a debate in the House of Commons.

“He asked for strong women, and this is what they look like!” said conservative MP Michelle Rempel, referring to the former justice minister and attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould, who has accused Trudeau and his cronies of pushing her out of the cabinet after she refused to grant a deferred prosecution agreement to a Quebec-based engineering firm.

She then accused Trudeau of being a “fake feminist”.

“That’s not what a feminist looks like…Every day that he refuses to allow the attorney general to testify and tell her story is another day he’s a fake feminist!”

Trudeau was so taken aback by Rempel’s tirade, that he apparently forgot which language he should respond in.

But Rempel wasn’t finished. She then segued to Trudeau’s push to quash an investigation into allegations that he once groped a young journalist early in his political career. This from a man who once objected to the continued use of the word “mankind” (suggesting we use “peoplekind” instead).

The conservative opposition then tried to summon Wilson-Raybould to appear before the Commons for another hearing (during her last appearance, she shared her account of how the PM and employees in the PM’s office and privy council barraged her with demands that she quash the government’s pursuit of SNC-Lavalin over charges that the firm bribed Libyan government officials). Wilson-Raybould left the Trudeau cabinet after she was abruptly moved to a different ministerial post – a move that was widely seen as a demotion.

Trudeau has acknowledged that he put in a good word on the firm’s behalf with Wilson-Raybould, but insists that he always maintained the final decision on the case was hers and hers alone.

Fortunately for Canadians who agree with Rempel, it’s very possible that Trudeau – who has so far resisted calls to resign – won’t be in power much longer, as the scandal has cost Trudeau’s liberals the lead in the polls for the October election.

 

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