My words to Sky News in January of 2018, when host Gamal Fahnbulleh attempted to shame me on national television for supporting President Donald Trump in his alleged statement about “shithole countries.”
Well, I didn’t actually say “London is a shithole,” I said “London’s turning into a shithole under Sadiq Khan.”
Fahnbulleh and his Sky producers were apoplectic. They first dropped my feed half way through the interview, and when I doubled down, they cut the whole thing short.
Actor John Cleese – best known for Monty Python and Fawtly Towers – appears to agree with me.
Yeah, he never said “shithole,” but I reckon he meant it.
Watching the televised coverage of the European Parliamentary elections you could be forgiven for thinking it was a relatively neutral night for the left and right. Certainly, the possibility for spinning it that way existed, which is what the BBC, Sky, and others did over the course of the evening.
But make no mistake, the populist/nationalist right were the big winners last night.
That’s not to say there weren’t advances made by the Greens and Liberal Democrats across Europe yesterday. Of course there were, just take a look at the new make-up of the European Parliament.
Brexit Party leader and arguably once again the most influential political figure in Britain Nigel Farage has warned today that Conservative Party favorite Boris Johnson cannot be trusted with the leadership of the party and therefore the premiership of the nation.
Johnson, who is leading the Conservative Party would-be leadership pack, has also previously had praise lavished upon him by President Donald Trump, who is also close to Farage.
But Johnson has not always felt as warmly about the U.S. President in return.
Results pouring in from the hard-fought European Parliamentary Election campaigns across Europe have revealed massive voter disdain for the two big centrist blocs in the parliament, and voter endorsement for radical parties all the way from the far-left Greens to the harder political right.
Whereas results evidently differ across nations, the broad themes of the night are:
Major Eurosceptic victories in Italy, France, and Britain;
An increase in the eurosceptic Alternative for Germany party;
An increase for Green and liberal democrat parties across Europe;
Humiliation for the pro-EU ‘Change UK’ party, as well as the increasingly unpredictable UKIP.
The big winners on the night in terms of personalities are of course Nigel Farage, Marine Le Pen, and Matteo Salvini.
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – The last three years in the United Kingdom have meant less than nothing, politically. Even the country’s culture has been in deadlock about Brussels as Theresa May failed to make any real progress on implementing the Brexit referendum result.
Television shows now talk endlessly about Brexit, so do terrible left-wing “comedians”. All the newspapers are Brexit-filled. So are most magazines, to the point where the spring issue of the Salisbury Review boasted on its front cover that it was “80 per cent Brexit free!”
Whereas there should have been somewhat of a line drawn under the question of Britain’s future in the European Union on the morning of June 24th – “dare to dream” and all that – the country has been fractured and wrought with confusion following the appointment by the Conservative Party of a prime minister who campaigned against leaving the EU.
It was as if the Tories wanted to lose, on repeat, for the next decade.
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – In the heart of Britain’s anti-Brexit capital, only Nigel Farage and his band of Brexit brothers and sisters could have organized a political rally so electric it began – at times – to resemble those of President Donald J. Trump’s from the 2016 presidential campaign period.
Thousands descend on London’s Kensington Olympia for the ‘Rally for Democracy’ which featured Brexit party chairman Richard Tice, former Conservative MP Ann Widdecombe, Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage, and special guest former President of the Czech Republic Vaclav Klaus.
Klaus, an historic figure in Eurosceptic circles, was the icing on the cake of an event otherwise made noteworthy by rip roaring speeches from Widdecombe and Farage, and a logistical and organizational feat scarcely ever seen in British politics before.
“He’s the grandaddy of Euroscepticism,” Farage told Human Events of Klaus after the rally, as staff and friends tucked into scotch eggs and gin and tonics at a West London pub – very Brexit.
LONDON, United Kingdom – With the announcement that British Steel is days away from collapse failing a major UK government bailout, media organizations are already trying to point the finger of blame at Brexit – which hasn’t even taken place – for the failings of the privatized firm.
Thousands of jobs in the steel sector and more across the corporation’s supply chain will be lost if the government doesn’t bail British Steel out. But should it?
The company is run in private, and for profit. When small and medium small profits fail, they don’t receive government bailouts.
The real blame lies with the European Union itself, as well as Chinese dumping, oversupply, and the sale of core British manufacturing sector companies in the name of neo-liberal economics and globalism.
Rashida Tlaib is not just close with anti-Semites, she’s someone who felt a “calming feeling” about the Holocaust.
In her defense, Tlaib says her comments were taken “out of context” – the go-to defense for under-fire Islamists, in my experience – but provided the opportunity to establish context by useful idiot Seth Meyers last night, she did no such thing.
Her tirade against “racists” – of which she fits the bill far better than, say, President Trump – reveals her insecurity on the matter. Blink and you’ll have missed it though, because she also compared the Palestinian struggle for their own state with the Holocaust.
“The reason why Israel was created,” she began, “was create a safe haven for Jews around the world. And there is, something, like, beautiful about that my ancestors, many had died or had to give up their livelihood, their human dignity, to provide a safe haven for Jews in our world. And that is something I wanted to recognize and kind of hono
Democratic Party Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) has said she feels a “kind of calming” when she thinks about the Holocaust, according to her own words from a new episode of the Yahoo News podcast Skullduggery.
Tlaib is interviewed by the Skullduggery podcast hosts for the first half of the program, wherein she discusses her opposition to President Trump, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Asked about her position on the latter, she explains her support for a “one state solution” – a proposal also backed by terrorist faction Hamas.
I never thought I’d want to extend an apology to Ben Shapiro over anything. Mostly because I’m rarely ever wrong enough to have to do such a thing, but also because you can probably tell Shapiro and I have very little in common.
I think Shapiro was wrong to resist candidate Trump and embrace the “mUh cHarAcTer” arguments against the President. He also comes off a bit smug for me. But what he isn’t is stupid. And that’s why I feel the need to apologize on behalf of ordinary Britons for what he had to undergo at the hands of Andrew Neil on the BBC.
That’s not to say Shapiro didn’t lose this one on his own merit, but I also want people to know what a snidey man Neil has been, and continues to be with guests who challenge the British political establishment view.