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Sad postscript to Jo Cox murder trial as ‘newspapers’ turn to racism to justify her murderer

[Image: Political Scrapbook.]

[Image: Political Scrapbook.]

Pathetic, isn’t it?

Thomas Mair killed Jo Cox in what her husband Brendan described as “an incompetent and self-defeating act of terrorism” and the Judge, Mr Justice Wilkie, said was “carried out to advance a political cause of violent white supremacism, associated with Nazism”.

But The Sun and The Mirror want you to believe it was because his mother married a black man, and the Daily Mail would rather blame the phantom threat of immigrants taking his home.

What utter drivel.

There is no evidence that Mair’s family history contributed to his crime.

There is no evidence that his landlord – the local council – wanted to evict him. In fact, under the terms of his tenancy, it seems this was impossible.

It seems all three periodicals have become apologists for terrorism.

The Mail‘s dubious stance was compounded by the fact that it buried its report of the court’s verdict on page 30 of that day’s edition of the paper – an act that drew justified attention from LBC radio’s James O’Brien.

Speaking on his show, he said: “The Daily Mail has chosen to put the murder by a neo-Nazi of a serving British MP – and by her own husband’s account, a mother who put her children ahead of anything career-wise – on page 30.

“I don’t really understand why. Unless a murder by a neo-Nazi is less offensive to the sensibilities of the editor of this newspaper than a murder by a radical Islamist.

“Surely any fully-functioning moral compass would be equally disgusted by both.

“For people to use terror and death to pursue a political or an ideological goal in a civilised, peaceful society, it doesn’t matter what colour the killer is, does it?

“Or what religion they are? Or what ludicrous, violent ideology they are trying to pump. The point is it is violent. It’s ideological. White supremacy, radical Islam, they are both equally vile, equally repugnant.

“And yet, if this woman had been murdered by a Muslim? Page 30? You think?”

The Public Order Act 1986 is still in effect, is it not?

According to that Act, “A person who uses threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour, or displays any written material which is threatening, abusive or insulting, is guilty of an offence if he intends thereby to stir up racial hatred or, having regard to all the circumstances, racial hatred is likely to be stirred up thereby.”

The articles discussed above were certainly likely to stir up racial hatred because of their abusive or insulting attitude towards people of colour and/or immigrants.

So when will the owners, editors and writers of these pieces be prosecuted?

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Farage proved full of wind as ‘100,000-strong’ march on Supreme Court is cancelled

A Vox Political reader recently complained because this picture is such an extreme close-up. The point is that the microphone makes him look like Hitler, of course.

A Vox Political reader recently complained because this picture is such an extreme close-up. The point is that the microphone makes him look like Hitler, of course.

What a pathetic figure of fun Nigel Farage really is.

This poster-boy for xenophobia called a demonstration, march and rally for the day the Supreme Court would consider the government’s appeal against allowing democracy into the Brexit negotiations, earlier this month.

He said it was to support the government’s attempt to stop Lords and MPs from delaying Brexit, but in fact it would have been a bid to defy democracy.

The High Court had ruled that Parliament should have democratic oversight of the Brexit process, with a vote on whether to invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, that begins a two-year process of decoupling from the European Union.

So it was a march in opposition to democracy, to be led by a charismatic xenophobe. Of course it was going to attract far-right-wing organisations.

And it seems individuals linked to the BNP, EDL and Britain First had signalled they may join the demonstration.

So now – having learned about this, it seems the organisers at Leave.EU have developed a bad case of cold feet and decided to stay at home, rather than put on their marching shoes.

They have said the idea did not get far into the planning stage before being ditched as unfeasible.

You know how this looks, I hope.

It looks as though Farage opened his mouth too wide, said something he couldn’t support, and then walked away.

He blew a load of hot air about how he, personally, was going to mobilise 100,000 people to ensure he would get his way on Brexit – which is, eerily, exactly the same as what Theresa May wants – but could not actually deliver.

Anybody can talk big.

I could say Vox Political is the most influential blog on the planet and has swayed the results of all elections since democracy was adopted, even though the blog was only founded in 2011. I’m sure some people would believe me if I did (I won’t, though. It would provoke unhealthy comparisons with the Freemasons… and The Sun).

Now, with no march taking place, Farage is caught between two unattractive conclusions.

Either he is a far-right-wing would-be dictator who hope to mobilise the masses against democracy.

Or he is a windbag.

Make your choice.

A march on the Supreme Court planned by Nigel Farage and other Brexit campaigners has been cancelled, sources close to the Ukip politician have confirmed.

The demonstration, proposed for the day the court’s judges will consider a crucial Brexit case, was dropped with it never having gone past early planning stages, the source said.

But reports also emerged claiming the event, organised by the Brexit campaign group Leave.EU, was cancelled due to fears that it could be hijacked by far right groups like the EDL and BNP.

At the start of next month, all 11 Supreme Court justices will rule on a government appeal against a High Court judgement forcing Theresa May to give Parliament a vote on triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, officially launching Brexit talks.

Leave.EU had said that during the court case thousands would gather for a protest ending in Parliament Square, within sight of the Supreme Court.

Source: Nigel Farage’s Brexit march on Supreme Court cancelled amid claims it might be hijacked by far right groups | The Independent

Celebrities are taking sides against the intolerance that is sweeping the West. Bravo!

P!nk: "To any of you closet racists, homophobes, sexists... We are not friends."

P!nk: “To any of you closet racists, homophobes, sexists… We are not friends.”

It is heartening to see that people in the public gaze are using their status to call for people of good conscience to stand fast against the wave of – what shall we call it? Hard-right attitudes? Fascism? Nazism? – sweeping the Western World.

It seems the election of Donald Trump as US President has sparked incidents in that country, and those who stand up against it are to be praised.

So here‘s the singer P!nk*: “To anyone reading this: if you think this is a time for misogynistic jokes, or for laughing about voting in a person that doesn’t believe in climate change, or humanity. To any of you closet racists, homophobes, sexists….. please block me. Please unfollow me. We do not respect each other. You do not have my respect, and I obviously don’t have yours. We are not friends.

“To everyone else, we shall overcome. Stay on the path of love and tolerance. Hug your kids. Teach them about diversity and about fighting for others, and sticking up for themselves. I will do my part.”

Will you do yours?

*A Facebook friend posted this on her page; I’m sure I could have used any number of other messages by celebrities… right?

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A mass rally to oppose democracy? Someone should tell Nigel Farage this is the UK, not Nuremberg

Nigel Farage: This image describes his politics better than words.

Nigel Farage: This image describes his politics better than words.

Isn’t mass mobilisation behind a single charismatic leader a symptom of fascism?

Yes it is. Anybody considering attending Mr Farage’s rally should think very carefully about that.

And isn’t the Brexit court case about whether there should be democratic oversight of the Brexit process, rather than blind submission to the dictatorship of the Conservative Government?

Yes it is. It has nothing to do with delaying Brexit, other than tangentially – with delays possible if democracy is not upheld.

And isn’t it pointless having ‘Leave’-supporting barristers in court when the case is not about whether the UK should remain in the EU or leave it – that matter having been settled by a referendum?

Correct. The case is simply about how the process of leaving the EU is managed. The high court ruled in favour of democracy; Mr Farage opposes it.

And isn’t the ‘Leave’ campaign facing the possibility of court action against it, based on claims that it knowingly misled voters in the previously-mentioned EU referendum?

Yes. Yes it is.

Oh dear. Knowingly misleading voters, opposing democracy, mobilisation of the masses… perhaps someone should search Mr Farage’s house for his copy of Mein Kampf.

Nigel Farage is planning to lead a 100,000-strong march to the Supreme Court to coincide with the start of the Government’s attempt to stop peers and MPs delaying Brexit.

The march, organised by the anti-European Union campaign Leave.EU, will end with a rally in Parliament Square within sight of the court building where judges will be hearing the appeal.

The campaign group is planning to “crowd fund” £100,000 from its supporters to pay for barristers to represent Leave supporters in the court action.

This will mean that the anti-EU supporters will have their own barristers in the legal action, who can challenge claims made by Remain supporters and even the Government.

Mr Farage, the interim leader of the UK Independence Party, and other prominent Leave supporters are due to lead the march from Trafalgar Square along Whitehall to Parliament Square.

Source: Farage to lead 100,000-strong march on Supreme Court on day of historic Brexit court hearing

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POLL: Is the Conservative Party moving towards Fascism?

Take a look at this image of Grant Shapps at the Conservative Party conference:

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Isn’t the image reminiscent of a member of the Nazi Party in the 1930s, surrounded by Hitler Youth? Even the slogan, “Securing a better future”, could have been written by Goebbels.

Perhaps it is yet another warning that the Party of the Ever-Further-Right could easily become another fascist power. For some, it is a reminder of what the Conservatives have already become.

Consider the questions posed by this image:

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How many of these signs do you see in the Tories?

Nationalism? Check – the Tories have encouraged national pride and fear of foreigners and foreign powers, especially the European Union.

Disdain for human rights? Check – the Tories want to scrap the Human Rights Act and remove the protection we receive from the European Court of Human Rights.

Scapegoating? Check – look at the treatment of the sick, disabled and those on benefits.

Sexism? Debatable – David Cameron has struggled to include women in his cabinet.

Controlled mass media? Check – look at the propaganda coming from the BBC.

Obsession with national security? Check – look at the Surveillance Act (for example).

Corporate power protected – Labour power suppressed – disdain for intellectuals and the arts – obsession with crime – cronyism… it is possible to provide blatant examples of all of them in Conservative decisions of the last four and a half years.

Or is it? Notice that links to evidence of this behaviour are absent. This is because Vox Political wants your opinion in our latest poll:

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