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EU holds back Italy’s anti-euro tide for now

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Brussels-Rome war:
EU holds back Italy’s anti-euro tide for now Steve Keen is an Australian economist and author. He’s professor and Head of the School of Economics, History and Politics at Kingston University in London. You can support his attempts to build a new economics https://www.patreon.com/ProfSteveKeen. Published time: 28 May, 2018 15:44
A view of Rome's ancient Colosseum, August 5, 2010. © Tony Gentile / Reuters 233 By pushing a presidential veto of Rome’s proposed new government, Brussels may have secured the euro’s status in Italy, for now. However, it may prove to be only a stay of execution. As I write, a constitutional crisis has erupted in Italy after its President – who normally fulfils only a ceremonial role – refused to allow the prospective new coalition government to appoint Paolo Savona as finance minister. Superficially, this is a ridiculous decision: Savona is a distinguished 81-year-old economist who has worked at Italy’s Central Bank and Treasury, created t…

Zappone Repeatedly Misled Oireachtas - Lied About U.N. Special Rapporteur

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Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone has lied repeatedly --including to the Oireachtas-- about her intent to invite U.N. Special Raporteur, Pablo de Greiff to Ireland to provide international human rights oversight of the Government's response to issues around the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby homes. 

The Big Lie began on 1st June, 2017 when Dr de Greiff's proposed visit to Ireland was first mentioned by Minister Zappone -who cited his "extensive experience and insights which I believe will help me as a Minister".

The deception deepened on 12 December 2017 when the Seanad was told that the Government had formally decided to invite the UN Special Rapporteur. 

"I will work with my colleague, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, to arrange this invitation," said the Minister. 

Full steam ahead then, eh? It sure seemed like it, because by 13th February, Zappone told the Dáil that 

"Arrangements are at an advanced …

Irish Elites Deploy Adoptees, Academics As Shield Against Unwed Mothers

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Ireland's political, bureaucratic and media elites are using adopted persons and academics to substitute for the mothers who witnessed genocidal, state-sanctioned practices in Mother and Baby Homes.First Mothers group has filed a complaint against RTE with the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland. Here's why.Philomena Lee - Does She Take Sugar?RTE's Claire Byrne Buries the GenocideRTE's Sean O'Rourke Keeps it in The FamilySix One News with Joe Little At LargeExaminer's Conall Ó Fátharta Buries the LeadKatherine Zappone Stacks the Political DeckEpilog
Philomena Lee and Kathy McMahon of Irish First Mothers
1)  Philomena Lee - Does She Take Sugar?

"U.K.‘s Radio 4 ran a series called “Does He Take Sugar?”, referring to when someone asks the carer about sugar, instead of directly asking the person..."
--Yvonne Rogers, Gary Marsden

Ms Philomena Lee, like most women from the Magdalen Laundries is by now in advanced years. On her most recent Late Late Show appearance…

PADDOCK DIED AT NOON ON DAY AFTER SHOOTINGS? | FAKE NEWS ALERT

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"Las Vegas mass shooting suspect, Stephen Paddock
did not die until noon on the day following the attack."That's a startlingclaim, but it's seemingly founded on actual autopsy documents.

Don't be misled. Here's the cherry-picked part of the full report:


It's obvious that 1200 hours on the 2nd of October could easily mean midnight of the night before. Admittedly, 1200 hours could also indicate noon of the following day.

Which of those two did the report mean to say? Well, the very next page puts paid to any idea that Paddock had only passed away a few hours before his body arrived to be stored for autopsy four days later on the 6th October.

The coroner records that when the autopsy examination commences, Paddock's refrigerated body has rigor mortis which is beginning to fade.

Had Paddock been deceased only since noon, the speedy refrigeration of hisbody would have significantly slowed the rigor mortis cycle, and it's unlikely rigor would be already fadin…

Boris Johnson: We're Reducing Fire Deaths Despite Fire Cuts

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In 2013, while under questioning from London Assembly members at City Hall, the then-London Mayor Boris Johnson was asked about cuts to fire services which had lost London 600 firefighter jobs and 10 fire stations.

Labour member Andrew Dinsmore asked him: “How can cutting fire stations, cutting fire engines, cutting firefighters posts not be a reduction in fire coverage?”
Boris replied: “Because we're improving fire cover, as I've said several times."

"How?" came a call from the public gallery.

"By continuing to reduce deaths from fire and continuing to reduce the incidents of fire," claimed Johnston. "That is the name of the game. It's not about....”

Dinsmore interrupted: “You’ve lied to the people of London in your election.”

“Oh, get stuffed,” retorted Johnston.

Johnson, who is now the UK's Foreign Secretary, yesterday tweeted: “My thoughts and prayers are with everyone caught up in the horrific tower block fire in London.”




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Corbyn: Cometh the Hour, Cometh the Statesman

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Theresa May might well say: "if this is Victory, give me Defeat". But the reason for Jeremy Corbyn's combative declaration about imminently toppling her is that those sentiments are felt even more deeply by the Tory party itself.

The unfolding events since the election result have only deepened their concern. Their growing worries are felt across all political shades. The U.K. business and political establishment simply will not eat a May-baked Brexit cake topped with DUP icing. Here's an outline of the political dynamics now playing out and the rationale behind Corbyn's strategy.

Saturday's torpedoing of May's plan for a DUP-Tory grand coalition is the beginning of the end for her. It showed that she has no hand to play and demonstrated that the DUP have overplayed theirs. May's attempt to bind the DUP to the Tories in a formal coalition which envisaged junior ministerial posts going to the DUP was bereft of political nous.

It was quickly shot down …