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EU task force to clamp down on ‘fake news’, but can’t define it. Calls EU control stamp for news “an option” 

  • By: Vincent van den Born
  • “A topic where we need to balance: balance rights, balance the freedom of information on the one hand, but on the other hand the right to receive transparent fact-checked and pluralistic information. (…) We really need to be pro-active here and not wait until things really are going wrong. Thank you for all the trust you’ve put in us and we will really do our utmost to take it to some next steps.”
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    UK Institute of Economic Affairs makes the case for “unilateral free trade” – no ‘ifs’ or ‘buts’

  • By: Vincent van den Born
  • “It’s a simple idea. It means lowering your own barrier, without waiting for other countries to reciprocate. In practice, this means reducing or even completely removing tariffs that you impose on imports from abroad. This is only possible now that the UK is leaving the EU Customs Union, which requires us to obey EU rules on trade with the rest of the world.”
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    EU signs European Council’s Istanbul Convention, aimed at social engineering of ‘gender roles’

  • By: Vincent van den Born
  • Surely, all EU member countries had these in place already? Why is this rambling piece of undemocratic legislation, which states the obvious in one case, before overstepping mandates in the next, considered to be such a major milestone? Where is the debate, where is the democratic mandate for these attempts at social engineering?
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    Swedish journalist: “Woman raped by Syrian migrant commits suicide after prosecutor drops her case”

  • By: Vincent van den Born
  • “Angelica chose to take her own life, after having the courage to step forward and tell her story.

    This account is published after consultation with Angelica’s family, in the hope that someone in the Swedish judiciary reads it and decides to look at the case again, to see if there are stones that have been left unturned.

    Rest in peace, Angelica.”

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    British businesses “quietly sorry” economy didn’t take a hit, because it emboldens the no-deal Brexiteers

  • By: Vincent van den Born
  • So, basically, the economists who predicted mayhem are disappointed that it didn’t happen as it obstructs their political ideals, now predict a “slow strangling of the economy” that they seem to find objectionable, because it will not help them stop, or reverse, Brexit.
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    Belgian train evacuated after “foreign origin youths” repeatedly pull emergency brakes. Driver recalls violent event

  • By: Vincent van den Born
  • “We have been humiliated, insulted, threatened, physically assaulted, (…) verbally abused, prevented from doing our job (…). We tried to do our best to inform everybody as best we could during this, that’s what I call it anyway, hostage situation. (…) What sort of society have we been lead in?”
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