Ha ha ha!
…were used on the Norwegians when they voted not to join the EU – same lies being told the Brits today – and look at how prosperous Norway is today, second only to Switzerland in Europe, with Iceland running third. NONE of these countries are members of the EU!
…on the EU — a “MUST SEE”! The truth that the PM and Chancellor of the UK and the mainstream media will NOT provide for you!
…for anyone who wishes to avail themselves of it.
People might take issue with the personalities, characterizations, sometimes “explosive” confrontations of political commentators such as George Galloway or Nigel Farage, or the “fanatical” religious or spiritual expose’s of the likes of Alex Jones and David Icke, BUT…
…No-one can dispute the sheer common-sense, historically studied and informed, fact-based statements put forth by this man Peter Hitchens. I highly recommend acquiring an educated opinion, on just about every topic relevant to today. I have viewed a lot of what he has to say on various YouTube clips because I was curious, and I have not heard him slip-up once on any issue he has debated, and there is a wide range of topics he is asked to speak on.
He is definitively one of the most sensible and sane commentators we have available, if we are interested in honest debate and discussion, a “British” sort of Noam Chomsky if you like. Anyway…
Check him out on YouTube to hear great arguments against the stupid rhetoric that is so often parroted by the uninformed or bigoted types.
You will learn that he has personally traversed the political spectrum from radical left to conservative right and given up on all of it, being completely disillusioned and disgusted with how things work and are done. He sees no purpose in being politically involved with the system as it now exists as a result. Instead he uses his expertise as a journalist to expose and criticize the BS as and when he finds it, in politics and the media, and he is exceptionally good at what he does.
On a personal note you will also become aware that his views became more focused after he became a Christian. He has even debated his own brother, Christopher Hitchens, a devout and committed, globally known and feted atheist on several occasions, and won the argument.
I admire his conviction, especially because he, like so many others, will not be silenced by “majority, politically correct, public opinion”. He is actually very capable of changing ill-informed public opinion, and this is why he, like others, is so feared, yet respected at the same time. Wish that there were many more like him.
…any surprises here???
Leaked: Cameron ‘knee-deep in conspiracy’ with big business to keep Britain in EU
Published: 17 May 2016 | 16:00 GMT
Prime Minister David Cameron is accused of being “knee-deep in a conspiracy” to keep Britain in the EU after leaked letters reveal he discussed the ‘remain’ campaign with big business when he was still officially on the fence over Brexit.
A leaked letter from security firm Serco’s CEO Rupert Soames to the PM reveals how the boss said he would look at how to “mobilize corporates” during the ‘remain’ campaign.
The letter was sent 11 days before Cameron struck a deal with EU leaders over Britain’s place in the bloc. At that time, the PM said he could still back the ‘leave’ campaign if the UK failed at negotiations.
Former London mayor and prominent ‘leave’ campaigner Boris Johnson described the revelation as the “biggest stitch-up since the Bayeux Tapestry.”
In a letter to the PM, Soames – who is the brother of Tory MP Nicholas Soames and grandson of wartime PM Winston Churchill – said he was following up on a meeting between the two.
The Serco CEO said he would contact FTSE 500 companies – Britain’s 500 biggest firms – to urge them to mention the risks of Brexit in their annual reports, to be published before the June 23 referendum.
“I am working with Peter Chadlington and Stuart Rose [head of the Britain Stronger in Europe campaign] with a view to contacting FTSE 500 companies who have annual reports due for publication before June and persuading them that they should include Brexit in the list of key risks,” Soames wrote.
The letter was dated February 8, a time when Cameron was officially on the fence over the EU referendum as he was fighting in Brussels to secure a “better deal for Britain.”
“I am not arguing – and I will never argue – that Britain couldn’t survive outside the European Union … If we can’t secure these changes, I rule nothing out,” Cameron told Parliament on February 3.
Leading ‘leave’ campaigner Johnson branded Cameron’s negotiations “meaningless.”
“FTSE 100 chiefs are seeing their pay packets soar while uncontrolled immigration is forcing down wages for British workers,” Johnson said.
“Now we learn that some fat cats have been secretly agreeing to campaign for ‘remain’ while angling for lavish government contracts. It makes us look like a banana republic.
“And it is also now beyond doubt that the so-called renegotiation was a fiction designed to bamboozle the public.”
Labour MP Gisela Stuart, chair of the Vote Leave campaign, said Cameron had “serious issues” to address.
The revelations come a day after Chancellor George Osborne mocked ‘leave’ campaigners as conspiracy theorists.
“George Osborne accused the ‘leave’ campaign of inventing conspiracies. Now we see that David Cameron is knee-deep in one,” Stuart said.
‘Australia is my favorite European country’: Twitter competes in wittiness following Eurovision
Published: 15 May 2016 | 20:34 GMT
The Twitter community has been discussing the Eurovision 2016 song contest, making fun of Australia’s participation, as well as American pop star Justin Timberlake’s performance and confusing vote counts.
With more than seven million Tweets posted on the global social network about the singing competition, a record has been set, according to the organizers. But while some have been seriously fighting over the allegedly political underpinning of the contest, RT has chosen some of the funniest thoughts on #Eurovision 2016.
Many were confused with separate jury and televoting result announcements. Others wondered how Australia’s act of South Korean origin managed to score second place in the European contest.
The American audience received its share of European singing galore, with this year’s Eurovision having been broadcast in the US for the first time ever. Justin Timberlake also took center stage at the concert.
Predictably, the results did not please everyone, with millions having been surprised with the political aspects of the competition… yet again. At least some things are stable in Europe.
Televoting vs. Jury: Results of Eurovision song contest spark political controversy
Published: 15 May 2016 | 19:54 GMT
The people of Russia and Ukraine are still on good terms, results of public voting in the Eurovision 2016 final has shown. But while viewers from the two nations have given one another high points, professional juries have decided that both performers were worth zero.
Ukrainian singer of Crimean Tatar descent, Jamala, won the 61st international song contest, held in Sweden’s Stockholm on Saturday. For her performance of “1944,” a song allegedly inspired by the story of her great-grandmother during Stalin’s World War II deportations of Crimean Tatars in the Soviet Union, she scored 534 points.
READ MORE: Ukraine wins Eurovision 2016 with politically-charged song (VIDEOS)
Russian pop singer Sergey Lazarev with his visually charged performance of “You Are The Only One” finished third with 491 points.
The results have become not only surprising, but mainly confusing for many viewers, as this year organizers decided to introduce a new system to announce the results of the voting. Jury and televoting results were revealed separately, and turned out to be very different from one another.
After the professional juries’ vote, with each country having had five members on their panels, Russia shared the fifth position with Belgium, both with 130 points. The Ukrainian jury largely placed Lazarev lower than 20 (out of 26) rank, and gave him zero points. ‘Respectively,’ Ukrainian Jamala received zero points from the Russian panel.
But when it came to the televote, things changed completely. Not only did European and Australian viewers clearly prefer the Russian song, with Sergey Lazarev having got the top score, making him the winner of the viewers’ choice, but Russian and Ukrainian people demonstrated more friendliness towards each other. Russia gave Ukraine 10 points in the televoting, while Ukrainian viewers decided the Russian singer was worth 12 points.
Eurovision 2017: Political fighting continues
The stage of the Stockholm arena might have been cleared of competition glitter, but the Eurovision battle has continued on politically, with lawmakers arguing where to host the next year’s contest.
Kiev’s mayor Vitaly Klitschko said on Sunday that preparations for Eurovision 2017 had already begun in the Ukrainian capital. Meanwhile, the mayor of Odessa, the port city in southern Ukraine, has expressed hope that his city would play host to the international singing competition.
Meanwhile, head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, outlawed in Russia as an extremist group, Refat Chubarov took to Facebook on Sunday to proclaim Jamala’s victory in the European song contest a step towards gaining Crimea back from Russia. Ukraine’s former prime minister Arseny Yatsenyuk was also politically inspired by the competition’s results, saying: “Ukraine has and will be winning, Crimea will be Ukrainian!”
Yet, Crimean deputy PM Dmitry Polonsky questioned Kiev’s financial capabilities in organizing the music competition. The Eurovision costs its hosting country millions of dollars (Sweden spent some $15,000,000 this year, while Azerbaijan in 2012 splurged nearly $68,000,000). Polonsky ironically suggested that Ukraine should sell its western territories in order to pay for Eurovision 2017.