Weekly News Round-up 19th January

Happy belated New Year!

It’s been a busy few weeks so this is the first chance I’ve had to provide you with an update on the latest news stories going around.  I do manage to keep my new Flipboard online magazine #WhyIamOUT up to date so why not check it out and subscribe.  I also pin more stories than I can summarise here to my Pinterest account.

So what’s been making the news this week?

Well I’ll have to start with Cllr Silvester and his comments that made the headlines yesterday.  I can do no better than repeat the statement made by the South East Chairman Roger Bird who stated:

“We cannot have any individual using the UKIP banner to promote their controversial personal beliefs which are not shared by the Party. Everyone is entitled to their own religious ideology which is central to a free and fair society. Councillor Silvester’s views are his own and in no way reflect the Party’s position. Indeed Councillor Silvester himself has clearly stated this. However, Councillor Silvester has today acted contrary to Party requests and continued to court the media in order to promote his own personal beliefs. This has caused significant offence to many people and goes against the core principles of UKIP. It is not fair on the many thousands of hard working members of UKIP to have one person take attention away from their efforts and successes by promoting their own controversial views despite being requested not to do so.”

Interesting, in stark contrast, this article gives a more plausible geological cause for the floods.

Two interesting stories on the EU this week.  One on how the EU single market destroys jobs and one on how the EU are continuing to promote large numbers of UK jobs to UK countries with high unemployment – like we don’t have unemployment problems of our own!

This week we have not one, not two but THREE articles pointing out the gross failings of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Surely the ECHR has to be the most perverse piece of EU Legislation in existence (and it’s up against some pretty stiff competition).  We HAVE to get out of the EU and repeal this act at once.

Finally, for anyone thinking that it’ll be alright once we renegotiate with the EU, here is the EU response.

As I say, there are lots more on my Flipboard and Pinterest accounts.

‘Til next week . . .

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