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By Bones McCoy
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Boiler wrote:
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:23 pm
Awaiting the branespeke of scum... :(

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-43683687
La Hopkins has a record of being first out of the traps with this sort of thing.
 
By The Weeping Angel
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Oh fuck off.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-48411735
The German government's anti-Semitism commissioner has urged Jews to avoid wearing skullcaps in public.

Felix Klein warned Jews against donning the kippa in parts of the country following a rise in anti-Semitism.

He said his opinion on the matter had "changed compared with what it used to be".

Israel's President Reuven Rivlin said the recommendation amounted to "an admittance that, again, Jews are not safe on German soil".

A sharp increase in the number of anti-Semitic offences was recorded by the German government last year.
 
By Kreuzberger
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I simply couldn't be arsed with Wall 30 commemorations this evening. I was there at the 20th (cheap beer and sausage) and also at the 25th (beer and sausage, and a sprained ankle) and the novelty has worn off.

One the one hand, it is an undiluted good that this horrific beast is slain and ground in to the dust of history, but the dividend, an entirely separate entity, seems to have pulled up short on its promises. We have rocketing inequality, rampant gentrification, an arts sector that is barely breathing and the rapid erosion of all that set us apart from the rest of the easyJet schedule.

The differences between now and pre-1989 are palpable, of course they are, but there is no escaping the feeling of having sleepwalked in to another form of tyranny which puts one ideology - capitalism - on a pedestal to the detriment of everything else.
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By youngian
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R4 PM revisited a debate that’s been conveniently forgotten with East Germans sceptical about instant unification for economic reasons and the damage it would inflict on their society. The guests felt the reality of gutting communities by trying to integrate such disparate economies vindicated them.
 
By Bones McCoy
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Boiler wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:06 am
Shootings in Hanau.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-51567971
I've no idea about the cause, but I've a pretty good idea who'll be the first to post their opinion.
 
By Safe_Timber_Man
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Gunman who killed NINE people in German shisha bars bloodbath 'is found dead at his home alongside his mother and confessional note expressing extreme right-wing views'
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... -city.html


Surprising (or not) lack of the use of the word "terrorist" in the reports. I'll give the benefit of the doubt perhaps as it's still early days but considering they've found his Far Right wing manifesto and judging by his targets, the likes of the Mail and Sun aren't usually so keen to "wait for all the facts to emerge" before putting a label on something.
 
By The Red Arrow
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Safe_Timber_Man wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:53 am
I'll give the benefit of the doubt perhaps as it's still early days but considering they've found his Far Right wing manifesto and looking his targets the likes of the Mail and Sun aren't usually so keen to "wait for all the facts to emerge" before putting a label on something.
Indeed.

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By Safe_Timber_Man
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And watch the narrative from the usual suspects once the dust has settled, or probably even before that.

Yes, there will be condemnation, but it will be dressed up as:

"This is what happens when people are pushed too far (by immigration). Such a tragedy".



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By Kreuzberger
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Who has "genuine concerns" about a couple of Kurdish lads having a quiet smoke in a bar in the town centre?

Erm - psycho, racist terrorists, that's who.
 
By Kreuzberger
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That is AfD luminaries' Twitter in a nutshell, today.

Anyway, the reporting of this video makes it seem central to last night's events. I have seen it and it isn't. It is just the ramblings of a common or garden conspiracy nut in his mum's dining room.

It doesn't reveal any xenophobia or any political leanings, and certainly doesn't indicate any murderous intent.

It's irrelevant.
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