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Submitted by Malcolm (Israel), Sep 28, 2018 at 05:10

The analyses of Mr. Pipes are always worth reading and his visits to the European politicians were wholly legitimate. His travel companions, however, are another matter. Katie Hopkins lost well-paid jobs for the Sun, LBC and the Daily Mail Online for her choice of language. She refused to settle a libel case out of court for £5000 and instead had to pay £25,000 plus legal costs of £107,000 plus her own costs (estimated at £300,000).

She also campaigns vainly to stop the teaching of Welsh to children in Wales, claiming that it is "forcing a dead language down the throats of children." In fact, there are well over half a million Welsh speakers and a recent estimate claims that the number has increased by over 100,000 during the last decade. As a Welsh speaker myself (a Welsh native who took the trouble to learn to speak and write it fluently), I find such behavior particularly foolish and obnoxious.

As for Robinson, Americans neither know nor make any effort to understand the sub judice rules of English law. Robinson's behavior in both cases against him threatened to derail grooming gang trials and let the defendants all go free. Several right-wing UK commentators have tried to point this out to the Americans, but go unheard. For example, Melanie Phillips on "The Tommy Robinson circus of fools" (August 2, 2018).


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Katie Hopkins' legal mistakes do not concern me.

Tommy Robinson had no less a personage than the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales throw out the verdict against him, showing Melanie Phillips precisely how wrong her analysis was.

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Title Commenter Date Thread
Welcome [85 words]JD WillSep 30, 2018 12:32245136
Travel companions [227 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
MalcolmSep 28, 2018 05:10245093
Western Europe won't be safe much longer [35 words]RealityCheckSep 29, 2018 23:08245093
1Orwell's best of language vs the worst of language in this article [281 words]mythSep 25, 2018 08:10245053
2The Silent Majority. [68 words]Reynald de ChatillonSep 23, 2018 02:38245005
2Incompetence too [45 words]AnonSep 22, 2018 19:22245001
Putting "hometown" in quotes. [14 words]AnonSep 21, 2018 14:52244976
Mr. Pipes rightly complains, but the choice of company? [247 words]
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MalcolmSep 20, 2018 14:01244959
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1Boat Ride on the Rhine Instead/ [397 words]
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5The dying MSM and its all about lost revenue [294 words]dhimmi no moreSep 20, 2018 07:30244953
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4The dying MSM the Grey Lady included! [156 words]dhimmi no moreSep 21, 2018 16:28244953
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Outstanding Article Owed a Follow Up [26 words]
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Great article! [3 words]robertoSep 20, 2018 02:06244948
2Those Crazy Mixed Up Europeans Talk It Over [193 words]DaveSep 19, 2018 09:44244929
2German and Austrian Nationalism and the European Union & Seeing the Forest for the Trees [178 words]RobertSep 19, 2018 09:34244928
7ridiculous accusations yet classical antisemitism [117 words]
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mythSep 19, 2018 04:52244924
3Switzerland perhaps the last hope of German journalism [48 words]mythSep 19, 2018 04:36244923
2Were there many frivolous accusations of devil-worship in the dark ages? [83 words]Anon.Sep 19, 2018 18:28244923

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