EU orders British press NOT to reveal if terrorists are Muslims

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    It was only a matter of time until the EU globalist elites blamed Brexit for racism and xenophobia.

    I suspect that the UK press will ignore this edict; however, it's revealing that the floundering EU even made the attempt to stifle the UK's free press.
     
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    I believe the U.K. can initiate the process anytime during the next two years. Or something like that.
     
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    I guess if no one mentions the guy shouting allahu akbar is a muslim we will be none the wiser.
     
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    Ah the Daily Express. Brussels best friend. Known mostly for stories about Madeline McCann and Princess Diana.
     
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    Exactly.

    For heaven's sake, @aaronvan; please try to cite a credible news source when discussing such topics.
     
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    The hell, I'm supposed to be an expert on every U.K. newspaper? I didn't even know that "News of the World" was anything other than a Queen album until last year.
     
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    They can start whenever they want, but the rest of the EU is not happy to be left hanging about it.

    2 years is the guaranteed period after that during which membership is not terminated without agreeing to a new relationship.
     
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    When they've had to put up with Greece for a decade they can give us some time.
     
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    I think there's more sympathy for Greece than for the UK.
     
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    Based on the sources you use, you sure seem an expert to me.
     
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    No, but if you start a thread and use a source in support of the argument you wish to put forward in your thread, I would expect you to cite a source that is credible, that is, if you wish the argument that you are attempting to put forward in the thread to be taken seriously.
     
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    Unless you're suggesting that the EU quote is a complete fabrication, attacking the newspaper is merely a distraction.
     
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    I don't know whether it is or not, but firstly, that is a source I do not take in any way seriously, - as it is not credible, and is rather casual with boring stuff such as accuracy, balance and verification of facts - and secondly, this story doesn't appear in any of the sources that I would regard as credible.

    And, on that topic, I do not merely consult the sort of media sources that would be regarded as perhaps leaning in a more 'liberal' direction. As it happens, I read conservative sources - intelligent conservative sources - preferably, well written ones, as well.
     
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    That's quite sad considering how much the UK has put into the EU and how much Greece have taken out. I voted to remain, but I can't help but feel some, including selected EU nations have taken the outcome quite bitterly.
     
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    The UK had a privileged position in the EU and some decided to dangerously blame it for the problems of your own creation.
     
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    Why? At least our economy works...
     
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    In London. And then you choose to blame the EU.
     
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    Well, to be honest, I doubt it will work in London to anything like the same extent if - and when - and once UK banks lose their "EU Financial Passport".
     
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    London voted remain. But even in places the economy works poorly, like the Welsh valleys, it's better than Greece.
     
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    I know that London voted remain. That's the point.
     
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    I don't know if you spotted the piece in today's Guardian about specialists in the LSE being told that their input (because they are not UK nationals) is no longer welcome by the UK government.

    Certainly, people I know in the academic sector are concerned - and some of them are increasingly worried - at the 'little Englander' mentality that seems to have taken deep root in elements of the Conservative party since the referendum result became known.

    It is a though the expression of attitudes that had been politely suppressed are being allowed full voice, amplified by an echo chamber of good old fashioned xenophobia.
     
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    The Daily Express is not a respected newspaper. The headline is not justified by the detail in the story. The EU commissioners comments are not unreasonable.

    Terrorism continues to represent a tiny, tiny, tiny threat to the lives of EU (and, indeed US) citizens. You are vastly more likely to be killed in other, less newspaper-story-worthy, ways.

    As Aaron Sorkin pointed out after 9/11, terrorists who claim to be Muslim are like KKK members who claim to be Christian.
     
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    Isn't it Boris' department that is not welcoming then anymore, and not the whole government?
     
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    KKK members probably are Christian.

    Islam is the most violent religion on the face of the planet. The founder of the religion was also, you guessed it, violent.
     

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