Another Scotland Independence vote coming up?

Another Scotland Independence vote coming up?

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock In 2014, Scotland held an Independence Referendum on whether or not to braek away from the UK. The “No” side won, with 2,001,926 (55.3%) voting against independence and 1,617,989 (44.7%) voting in favour. The turnout of 84.6% was the highest recorded for an election or referendum in the United Kingdom since […]

France: Deradicalization of Jihadists a “total fiasco”

France: Deradicalization of Jihadists a “total fiasco”

By Soeren Kern / Gatestone Institute The French government’s flagship program to deradicalize jihadists is a “total failure” and must be “completely reconceptualized,” according to the initial conclusions of a parliamentary fact-finding commission on deradicalization. The preliminary report reveals that the government has nothing to show for the tens of millions of taxpayer euros it […]

Romanian protesters fight corruption

Romanian protesters fight corruption

BUCHAREST, Romania – After weeks of protests – the largest here since the fall of communism nearly three decades ago – Romanian Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu was forced to scrap a decree that would have made it harder to prosecute some of this poor country’s corrupt politicians. So why, then, haven’t the protesters gone home? […]

France’s Muslim demographic future

France’s Muslim demographic future

By Yves Mamou / Gatestone Institute From time to time, France’s National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (Insee) offers a glimpse of the ethnic composition of French society. The study, “Being born in France to an immigrant parent” (Être né en France d’un parent immigré), published in February 2017, is one of them. Like few […]

“Italeave” odds increase: Rebellion in Italy, Matteo Renzi’s PD party to split

“Italeave” odds increase: Rebellion in Italy, Matteo Renzi’s PD party to split

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock The Financial Times reports on the Rebellion that Threatens to Split Italy’s Democratic Party. Eurointelligence goes one further and suggests it’s a done deal, not just a threat. The immediate impact would be a loss of 6 percentage points, or more, support for PD, putting Beppe Grillo’s Five Star Movement solidly in the […]

A month of Islam and Multiculturalism in Germany: January 2017

A month of Islam and Multiculturalism in Germany: January 2017

By Soeren Kern / Gatestone Institute “This what we’re supposed to count on from them in NATO? Dennis Prager described Germany thusly: “Instead of learning to fight evil, they decided it was evil to fight.” ED January 1. Some 2,000 “highly aggressive” migrants from Africa, Asia and the Middle East gathered at the central train station […]

Luis Almagro, Uruguay’s foreign minister, rattles members of OAS

Luis Almagro, Uruguay’s foreign minister, rattles members of OAS

On the first anniversary of Hugo Chavez’s death, Luis Almagro, then Uruguay’s foreign minister, gushed that the anti-U.S. populist Venezuelan leader had “reinvented Latin America.” Two years later, now secretary-general of the Organization of American States, he derided Nicolas Maduro, Mr. Chavez’s handpicked successor, as a “little dictator” and “traitor to his people.” The Uruguayan […]

UK shock: Robots could replace up to 90 percent of government workers

UK shock: Robots could replace up to 90 percent of government workers

From Technocracy News It is no consolation that live humans will be massively displaced by, and yet served by, inanimate robots. This will essentially turn people into house pets, with little reason to exist. ⁃ TN Editor Almost 250,000 public sector workers could lose their jobs to robots over the next 15 years, according to a […]

Iran is Putin’s depreciating asset

Iran is Putin’s depreciating asset

By David P. Goldman / Asia Times Iran is dying, and no one knows it better than Vladimir Putin, who worked successfully to raise Russia’s fertility rate, unlike Iran’s theocrats, who have failed to persuade Iranians to have children. Russia’s relationship to the only Shi’ite state of significance is less an alliance than a dalliance, […]