UK: SIX IN TEN SAY MIGRANTS PUTTING PRESSURE ON PUBLIC RESOURCES…..

That’s because without a proper policy in place, open door borders will overwhelm the system that’s already teetering due to failed socialist/statist policies.

Six in ten say migrants put pressure on NHS, schools and housing: Poll finds UK is one of the countries most worried about rising immigration  

Six in ten British voters think immigration is piling too much pressure on schools, hospitals and housing – well above the worldwide average (File photo)

Six in ten British voters think immigration is piling too much pressure on schools, hospitals and housing – well above the worldwide average (File photo)

  • Study conducted across 22 countries revealed alarm about terrorism
  • Some 49 per cent of Britons think there are too many immigrants in UK
  • Just 31 per cent in Britain support closing our borders to refugees

Six in ten British voters think immigration is piling too much pressure on schools, hospitals and housing – well above the worldwide average.

A study conducted across 22 countries around the globe also revealed widespread alarm that terrorists may be posing as refugees to sneak through border controls.

Pollsters Ipsos MORI found that the UK is one of the countries most worried about the pressure placed on public services by rising immigration levels, with 59 per cent concerned.

This compares to an average of 50 per cent worldwide.

Some 49 per cent of Britons think there are too many immigrants in the UK, which is in line with most countries worldwide.

Almost four in ten also say immigration has made it harder for native Britons to get a job.

Just 31 per cent of those surveyed in Britain support closing our borders to refugees – but 63 per cent believe terrorists are pretending to be refugees.

Across all of the countries, four in ten say that their country should close its borders to refugees entirely.

Concern about migrants integrating into British society is in line with the global average, with 40 per cent agreeing that most refugees will integrate successfully, while 47 per cent disagree.

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UK NEEDS MIGRATION MINISTER TO BRING TIGHTER CONTROL OF IMMIGRATION…….

Open borders is a horrific policy…….

MAX HASTINGS: The crisis is so grave that we need a minister for migration

The Italian Navy ship Bettica on patrol in the Mediterranean where it rescued 870 migrants in the Sicilian Channel

The Italian Navy ship Bettica on patrol in the Mediterranean where it rescued 870 migrants in the Sicilian Channel

Britain is to leave the EU, and a substantial proportion of those who voted for this did so because they want much tighter control of immigration.

Indeed, if there is one aspiration that unites most of the British people in these divided days, it is this. But how can it be accomplished?

So far, all we really know about Brexit is that it means Brexit. Detail is absent.

That is why we should welcome a pamphlet published this week by David Goodhart, of the think-tank Policy Exchange, which offers some practical proposals for curbing Britain’s soaring population.

He writes: ‘It would be hard to justify the disruption of leaving the single market if the headline net immigration figure did not fall below 200,000 a year’ — from the current 330,000.

Here, he makes an honest start by acknowledging that it is neither possible nor desirable to reduce the number of incomers to zero.

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UK: FIVE IRANIANS BREACH BRITISH SHORES ON RUBBER DINGHY…….

Will they be sent back?

Migrants seized on Sussex beach: Five held after crossing the Channel in a rubber dinghy 

The men, aged between 18 and 44, have been arrested and handed over to Home Office border officials. Stock image

The men, aged between 18 and 44, have been arrested and handed over to Home Office border officials. Stock image

  • Five men arrested for illegal entry into UK in Winchelsea, East Sussex
  • Handed over to Home Office officials after arriving on Sunday morning
  • All Iranian and between ages of 18 and 24, the Home Office confirmed 

Five Iranian migrants have been arrested on a south coast beach after crossing the Channel in an inflatable dinghy.

The men, aged between 18 and 44, have been arrested and handed over to Home Office border officials.

Their boat landed at Pett Level, near Winchelsea in East Sussex – believed to be a new spot for migrants trying to make their way on to UK soil.

It comes days after MPs warned that Britain’s border security was ‘clearly under-resourced’ and called for warships to be drafted in to protect small harbours.

The men were found on Sunday morning – three of them close to the dinghy and two others nearby.

Stephanie Stone, 29, landlady of The Smuggler Inn in Pett Level, said last night: ‘I saw the police down here on Sunday morning and wondered what was happening.

‘There was a lifeboat crew as well and they told me that five migrants had been picked up on a dinghy on the beach.’

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UK: MP’S CONDEMN POROUS BORDERS, DEMAND NAVY WARSHIPS TO PATROL THE COAST…….

Action can be taken if there’s the political will……

I can only imagine the response by the Royal Navy during WWII to the tens of thousands of Nazis/German refugees fleeing the bombing of the Third Reich, attempting to cross the channel..

Navy WARSHIPS should guard British beaches and ports: MPs tear into UK border shambles and poor security as they slam ‘complacency’ over ‘colossal’ migrant crisis

Britain's border security is ¿clearly under-resourced¿ and warships should be drafted in to guard small harbours against people-smugglers, MPs said Tuesday

Britain’s border security is ‘clearly under-resourced’ and warships should be drafted in to guard small harbours against people-smugglers, MPs said Tuesday

  • Britain’s border security is ‘clearly under-resourced’, according to report
  • Just three Border Force patrol boats protecting 7,000 miles of coastline
  • The report calls for Navy warships to guard small ports and UK beaches
  • Hammond overlooked 500,000 migrants in Libya poised to flood Europe 

Britain’s border security is ‘clearly under-resourced’ and warships should be drafted in to guard small harbours against people-smugglers, MPs said Tuesday.

A ‘worryingly low’ total of just three Border Force patrol boats are available to protect more than 7,000 miles of UK coastline, they warned.

Their report called for Royal Navy ships to help Border Force protect our lightly-guarded small ports and beaches, which are increasingly seen as soft targets by smugglers and migrants travelling in small boats who try to avoid heavy security at ferry ports and Eurotunnel trains.

Incidents so far this summer include 18 Albanian migrants who had to be rescued from a sinking dinghy off the coast of Dymchurch in Kent, 17 Albanians found on a catamaran in Chichester harbour, West Sussex, and the discovery of three Iranians drifting in an inflatable boat off Dover.

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PRESENT DAY REALITY: UPSIDE DOWN, INSIDE OUT AND COMPLETELY TURNED AROUND…….

If not for the extreme mediocrity which is prevalent in our societies, this could never have happened. 

Perversion of justice: Hard working Australian family faces deportation while an illegal migrant we DID allow to remain went on to carry out a violent rape 

Family fight deportation after Home Office breaks vow to let them stay

Australians Kathryn and Gregg Brain, who moved to Dingwall in the Scottish Highlands with their son Lachlan in 2011, say they will be left ‘homeless, jobless and significantly in debt’ if forced to leave Britain.

The family had moved to the UK on Mrs Brain’s student visa – but the terms of their stay were later changed by the Government.

Mr Brain says the family has racked up a five-figure debt in their fight with the Home Office to remain in the UK, saying that Scotland was ‘the place that we felt like we really belonged’. They had until midnight last night to secure a job that met Home Office visa requirements.

Meanwhile, Ethiopian-born refugee Elias Hussain Mahmud, who illegally entered Britain, raped a young woman on her way to work months after being granted the right to stay here.

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UK: WOMAN WHO BANNED GELLER AND SPENCER FROM UK WILL NOW BE PM……..

She’s no Thatcher….

So, an islamophile hack will now head the country……

BREAKING NEWS: Theresa May will be PM on WEDNESDAY after Andrea Leadsom sensationally quits Tory race for No 10 – as Labour and the Liberal Dems demand a snap general election

'I'm honoured and humbled to be leader': Theresa May vows that 'Brexit will be Brexit' as

Theresa May, right in Birmingham today, will be summoned to Buckingham Palace on Wednesday to be appointed as the successor to David Cameron, inset with Richard Branson at the Farnborough Air Show today, after Andrea Leadsom, left, ended her leadership bid. Mr Cameron emerged from No 10 this afternoon to confirm he would hold his final Cabinet meeting tomorrow and complete a valedictory PMQs on Wednesday before taking the short journey to Buckingham Palace to submit his resignation to the Queen.

The collapse of Mrs Leadsom’s campaign, the launch of which itself helped destroy Boris Johnson’s political hopes a week after the Brexit referendum, comes after a bitter weekend of infighting over her suggestion being a mother would give her an edge over Mrs May in No 10. On another extraordinary day in Westminster, the extraordinary moment Mrs Leadsom abandoned her run at No 10 came less than a week after she won a surprise second place in the ballot among Tory MPs.

It capped an historic 17 days following the EU referendum on June 23. Mrs Leadsom announced her bid to be Prime Minister on June 30 – the same morning as Michael Gove knifed Mr Johnson by launching his own doomed bid for the Tory crown.

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OWNER OF CAR SPORTING BRITISH UNION JACK LABELLED ‘RACIST’…….

The ones making the charge of racism are the racists.

How is supporting my country racist?’ Father furious after being branded a ‘racist b******’ for flying England flags from his car for Euro 2016

Football fan Jonny Cooke, 35, was furious after a stranger branded him a 'racist b******' because he had decked out his car in England flags

Football fan Jonny Cooke, 35, was furious after a stranger branded him a ‘racist b******’ because he had decked out his car in England flags

  • Football fan Jonny Cooke, 35, had covered his vehicle in England flags
  • He returned to his car and found a note had been placed on his windscreen
  • The note on his car read: ‘pathetic racist b****** with your England flags’

By STEPH COCKROFT FOR MAILONLINE

PUBLISHED: 11:37 GMT, 21 June 2016 | UPDATED: 16:10 GMT, 21 June 2016

A father was furious after a stranger branded him a ‘racist b******’ because he had decked out his car in England flags.

Football fan Jonny Cooke, 35, had decorated his silver vehicle with a number of St George flags in support of England during Euro 2016.

But he was gobsmacked when he returned to his car in an Asda car park in Brackenhall, West Yorkshire, to find an abusive note on the windscreen.

The note, which was placed under one of his wipers, read: ‘Pathetic racist b******* with your England flags’.

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UK: LEFTIST ”JOURNALIST” AMAZED POLITICIAN DOESN’T BELIEVE IN SUSPENDING REPRESENTATIONAL DEMOCRACY…….

Listen to the entire segment, it’s a classic example of a hostile interview. 

(This is not a quote, but basically how Abell conducted himself)

”Hey Weston, I’m the journalist, you’re the interviewee, I get to ask my loaded, self serving and very highly disingenuous questions, you don’t, you just respond to them with a simple yes or no”.

Shocker for the journo, there are no such written laws or regs that govern how an interviewee is to behave, and Paul does not conform, nor adhere to his rigid requirements, at all and gets muted by the totalitarian.

NOTE: GOV commenter, ”Independent”, observes:

I do not understand why, when the interviewer repeatedly states that Cox was elected by a “majority,” Weston does not contradict him. Unless “majority” means something different in the UK. Weston clearly states that Conservatives and UKIP together would have won. Therefore, we would say that Cox won by a plurality, not a majority.

Independent is right, if the combined votes of UKIP and the Tories would outnumber the votes cast for the deceased Jo Cox, then that means she won a plurality of votes, not a majority. It’s that simple.

LBC’s Stig Abell and the Ugly Face of the Totalitarian Left

by Paul Weston

In the aftermath of Jo Cox’s horrible murder, all the main political parties have issued a statement saying they will not contest her electoral seat of Batley and Spen. Liberty GB’sdecision to call this an anti-democratic nonsense and to stand Jack Buckby in the upcoming by-election has caused a predictable torrent of rage and hate to spew forth from the Left. Yesterday, I was interviewed about our “fascistic intention” to field a candidate by an earnestly bearded gentleman called Mr Stig Abell (@StigAbell) on LBC radio, which quickly degenerated into lefty emotive attacks rather than a discussion about democracy or historical precedent. I recommend readers listen to this in order to fully understand the chilling, bullying and ugly face of the totalitarian Left.

Democracy is a very precious thing. We hardly need look very far, both geographically and historically, to see the horrific results of countries governed without a democratic mandate. Our graveyards are testament to the sacrifices made by millions who risked and lost their lives fighting for democracy, yet a handful of disingenuous, hypocritical, sanctimonious, virtue-signalling left-liberals and cowardly centre-right politicians have now decided that democracy must be put on hold in the interests of purported sensitivity.

First of all, has this suspension of democracy ever happened before in England? The answer to that is no, it has most emphatically not. Three Conservative politicians have been assassinated by IRA terrorists. In every instance an election was contested. The first, in 1979, was that of the war hero Airey Neave OBE, DSO (Distinguished Service Order) MC (Military Cross — awarded for conspicuous gallantry). Mr Neave was a wonderful man. He was also the first British soldier to successfully escape from Colditz! 1990 saw the last political murder of a Conservative politician when MP Ian Gow was blown up by a car bomb. There were no calls from the left to allow uncontested elections on the grounds of “sensitivity” in those democratic, halcyon days.

I think we can safely say, therefore, that to propose an uncontested election is a historically unprecedented event. As such it is of immense political importance, and really ought to be debated at the very highest levels of political and cultural thought in Britain. Instead, however, it is left to a fledgling party like mine to defend our democracy in the face of oafish and hateful attacks from a hysterical, bit-part, left-wing totalitarian radio show host.

I don’t believe Stig Abell, LBC radio’s oaf in question, has thought very deeply on this supremely important issue. For example, Jo Cox won the marginal seat of Batley and Spen with 43% of the vote, which basically means 57% of those who voted did not vote for Jo Cox. Do the political views of the majority really matter so little to the Left? And what does this say, in very serious tones, about the Left’s view of democracy?

Why do leftists like Stig Abell get so hysterically angry about offering democratic representation to the majority of Batley and Spen’s constituents? Has he actually asked them their views about this, or has he just decided that his liberal emotions are far more important than their democratic mandate? What would be his response to Conservative or UKIP-supporting constituents who demanded — as part of the democratic process, as part of their bloodily-defended democratic right — that they be represented by a Conservative or UKIP candidate who reflected their political views, as has ALWAYS been the case in democratic Britain?

Read the rest of Paul’s essay at Gates of Vienna.

NOTE II: The ”journo” passionately pushes talking points that he clearly agrees with, then hides behind the facade of being an impartial host presenting views that were raised in the social and regular media. These are highly charged questions that demand a philosophical response and part of that demands the interviewee to pose questions back to the journalist who clearly doesn’t like answering any questions. ”My response would be irrelevant”, when clearly it would not only be relevant, but enlightening as well as.

UK: CAMERON’S PROMISE TO KEEP IMMIGRATION UNDER 100 000 IS PURE BLARNEY…..

Liar is as liar does……

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Cameron told it is IMPOSSIBLE to cut immigration while in EU, ex Tory guru claims

GOVERNMENT officials warned David Cameron his manifesto promise to cut migration to under 100,000 is impossible while Britain remains in the European Union, the Prime Minister’s former policy guru has said.

By FRASER MOORE

Steve HiltonGETTY

Steve Hilton said Civil Servants told the Prime Minister his migration pledge was ‘impossible’

Civil Servants told the Prime Minister “directly and explicitly” that his pledge would fail, according to anti-EU campaigner Steve Hilton.

But despite stark warnings, the under-fire Tory leader insisted just weeks ago he would stand by his “ambition” to cut net migration to Britain – which last month hit a jaw-dropping 333,000.

Former Tory adviser Hilton also blasted Britain’s “broken” immigration system.

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UK SKULDUGGERY ALERT: REMAIN CAMP ISSUES PETITION TO SUSPEND REFERENDUM DUE TO MURDERED LAWMAKER…….

Politicizing / capitalizing on the death of a Labour lawmaker. Shameless.

If it were UKIP’s Nigel Farage suffering the woman’s fate instead of Cox, the media and politicos would be saying ”the racist/bigot had it coming” and full steam ahead on the vote.

Petition calling to cancel EU referendum surges in support in wake of Jo Cox murder

A PETITION calling on the Government to cancel next week’s European Union (EU) referendum has surged in support in the days after the murder of MP Jo Cox.

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A petition calling for the EU referendum to be cancelled has gained support after Jo Cox’s death

By Saturday more than 20,000 people had signed the petition on the Parliament website calling for the historic vote to be called off at the last minute.

So far more than 44,000 people have signed the petition.

The call comes amid criticism of the tone of the EU referendum campaign and also the temporary suspension of activities by both Leave and Remain camps out of respect for Mrs Cox.

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UK: MUSLIM EYE WITNESS OF JO COX MURDER RETRACTS ”BRITAIN FIRST” SHOUT CLAIM……

I thought that suspicious when I first read it, that a Muslim had heard the mental patient shouting ”Britain first” while shooting and stabbing the Labour politician, Jo Cox.

BB: Update 1830 — Widely quoted local admits he didn’t hear “Britain First” 
Local restaurant owner Hicham Ben Abdallah, widely quoted across the media as having claimed Mr. Mair shouted, “Britain First” has told Breitbart London “No, no. I did not hear that”.

BATTLE OF THE THAMES: FARAGE LEADS ”BREXIT-FLOTILLA” TO THE TUNE OF ‘SIR’ BOB GELDOF’S BLEATING BUFFOONS……

What a pathetic herd of maroons……

Sir Bob and his supporters were carrying banners as they berated the Ukip leader and his allies

Sir Bob and his supporters were carrying banners as they berated the Ukip leader and his allies

NOTE: Leftist statist loudmouths are  no match for rational, reasonable calls for self governance.

Boomtown spat! Nigel Farage and Sir Bob Geldof lead rival flotillas for naval battle on river Thames in most bizarre scenes of EU referendum so far

Mr Farage and Labour MP Kate Hoey appeared to be reenacting scenes from the film Titanic during the event in London

Mr Farage and Labour MP Kate Hoey appeared to be reenacting scenes from the film Titanic during the event in London

  • Ukip leader and rock star traded insults in shadow of Tower Bridge
  • Farage said fishermen were angry because EU destroyed their industry 
  • At one point hoses were deployed in a bid to settle the argument  

Rival flotillas headed by Nigel Farage and Bob Geldof clashed on the Thames today in the most bizarre scenes of the EU referendum so far.

The Ukip leader took to the waves with dozens of Brexit-backing fishing boats as he urged a vote to cut ties with Brussels next week.

But they were greeted by boats carrying Remain supporters including rock star Sir Bob, and loud speakers blasting out the song ‘In With the In Crowd’.

The fleets exchanged shouted insults – while at one point hoses were deployed to try to settle the argument.

Rival boats in the Brexit and Remain flotillas clashed on the Thames today 

Rival boats in the Brexit and Remain flotillas clashed on the Thames today

Dozens of vessels passed under Tower Bridge, holding up traffic while it was raised

Dozens of vessels passed under Tower Bridge, holding up traffic while it was raised

Setting off, Mr Farage said fishermen were key in the referendum because EU membership had ‘destroyed our industry’.

‘The governing principle of the common fisheries policy is that of ‘equal access to a common resource’,’ he said. ‘Fish stock that should be within the UK’s internationally-recognised territorial waters is now shared with our European partners.

‘This has led to a 60 per cent drop in oversized landings and the loss of tens of thousands of jobs in our industry.’

Jobs were also being lost in the charter angling fleet due to new EU regulations on recreational sea angling, said the Ukip leader, who said that Norway, outside the EU, was able to control stocks up to 200 miles off its shores and had a ‘booming’ commercial fishing and angling industry.

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UK: NEW POLL SHOWS BREXIT MOVEMENT IN 19% LEAD…….

Let it collapse…….

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End of EU rule FINALLY in sight: Leave camp take 19-POINT lead as Britons flock to Brexit

A NEW poll has given those wishing to leave the EU a remarkable 19-POINT lead over Remain.

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A new poll has revealed the Brexit camp has taken a 19-point lead over Remain

The Opinium Poll, commissioned by the Brexit-backing Bruges Group think tank, is further evidence that the Leave camp is gaining support and delivers the biggest margin of victory for Brexit so far, after giving voters the option of a choice of free trade agreements with the EU.

It found 52 per cent chose to leave the EU, with only 33 per cent choosing to keep the status quo.

Despite there being less than two weeks before the crucial referendum, on June 23, a further 15 per cent said they still didn’t know.

Of those who voted to leave the majority, 39 per cent, said that Britain should have some sort of Free Trade Agreement with the EU, similar to the one currently enjoyed between the US, Canada and Mexico.

A further 13 per cent said they would accept the off-the-shelf-membership of EFTA, the European Free Trade Association with a single market.

This may include some kind of free movement of labour, but with more power for Britain to tweak the rules.

Speaking last night Robert Oulds, director of the Bruges Group, said it was important to drive home the fact that a post-Brexit Britain will have a range of options which allow trade with the European Economic Area.

“This new poll shows there are a majority of voters who prefer an economic rather than economic and political arrangement with the EU. These include people who might otherwise have voted to remain in the EU,” he said.

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GERMAN PUBLICATION BEGS UK NOT TO BREXIT……..

Now, will ”The Local” and all these publications, after the skies fail to crash, ever admit to having been wrong in disseminating scare tactic laced screeds to fool the good people of the UK to get their minds right? Nope.

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‘PLEASE DON’T GO,’ GERMAN WEEKLY BEGS BRITAIN

'Please don't go,' German weekly begs Britain

“The choice is between a moment of pride and a new future built together.” Photo: DPA

Germany’s top selling weekly on Saturday begged Britons to stay in the European Union, in a special issue published less than two weeks ahead of the June 23 referendum.

Please don’t go!” reads the front cover of Der Spiegel magazine in both English and German with a full-page Union Jack as the cover image.

“Why Germany needs the British,” the 23-page special dubbed “the Brexit issue” sets out to explain.

“The choice is between a moment of pride and a new future built together,” wrote the magazine’s editors in chief Klaus Brinkbaeumer and Florian Harms.

“If Britain is clever, it will remain a member of the EU, because it will recognise that the future of the West is at stake,” they added in their editorial column.

“So if Britain is clever, it will realise that it is not a world power on its own, that it will lose much with a yes to Brexit on June 23, and gain nothing but a brief moment of pride.”

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UK: DOUBLE HOMICIDE MURDER NOW USING ”YUMAN RIGHTS” TO TRY AND STAY IN COUNTRY……

The human rights cult-of-thinking is going to kill us.

What a surprise! Now Albanian double killers uses human rights to try and stay in UK as it emerges he’s on bail accused of rape

  • Former Albanian gang henchman Avni Metra, 53, fighting deportation
  • Metra entered Britain in 1998 and has been on the run for 18 years
  • Albanian court sentenced him to 25 years in his absence for murder
Double killer: Avni Metra, 53, was in a defiant mood as he appeared at an extradition hearing in London

Double killer: Avni Metra, 53, was in a defiant mood as he appeared at an extradition hearing in London

An Albanian double murderer brought to justice by the Daily Mail invoked European human rights laws yesterday in a last-ditch bid to remain in Britain.

Avni Metra, 53, was in defiant mood as he appeared at an extradition hearing in London, where it emerged that he is currently on police bail facing an accusation of rape.

Slouched beside an interpreter, and wearing a black leather bomber-jacket with an upturned collar, the former Albanian gang henchman made it clear he was determined to fight deportation.

He listened as his lawyer, Helen Dawson, confirmed the findings of a Mail investigation into his background that resulted in his dramatic arrest after 18 years on the run on Wednesday.

She confirmed he had entered the UK in 1998 using a false identity and posing as a refugee from Kosovo.

When District Judge Sheila Bayane asked the man who calls himself Avdul Mekra his real name, he obligingly spelt it out. ‘A-V-N-I M-E-T-R-A’, he said gruffly, stumbling over the letters. He also gave his correct date of birth.

But when told by the court clerk that he had the choice to return voluntarily to Albania, he sneered and spat out a one-word answer: ‘Never!’

In his absence Metra has been sentenced to 25 years in prison by an Albanian court for murdering two brothers in 1997.

He is said to have gouged out the eyes and sliced off the ears of one of his victims. In other developments in the case yesterday:

÷It emerged that taxpayers now face a substantial bill to pay for Metra’s legal costs as he fights extradition;

÷The killer’s ex-wife told the Mail she was in fear of her life after deciding to tell the truth about his background;

÷Police came under fresh pressure to hunt down Metra’s murder accomplice, Kadri Hoxha, 56, who is also facing a 25-year prison sentence in Albania and is believed to be in hiding in the UK.

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UK: TREASURY DEPT. SUSPENDS AID FOR CRITICAL-EU CONVICTIONS…….

No freedom of thought, all must tow the line….

This is typical elitist behaviour, everyone is a drone in the machine.

Treasury suspends aide ‘over anti-EU book’ as co-author slams decision as an ‘outrageous act of bullying’

Following that, Dr Radomir Tylecote (pictured) was 'granted paid leave' from his job at Behavioural Insights Team – a firm contracted to work for the Government

Following that, Dr Radomir Tylecote (pictured) was ‘granted paid leave’ from his job at Behavioural Insights Team – a firm contracted to work for the Government

  • Dr Radomir Tylecote was ‘granted paid leave’ from his job 
  • He wrote From Brussels With Love, an analysis of the EU’s origins
  • The Treasury’s decision has been branded an ‘outrageous act of bullying’ and an ‘attack on free speech’, according to Sir Bill Cash

An academic working as an adviser for the Treasury has been suspended from his Whitehall role after co-authoring a book criticising the EU.

Following that, Dr Radomir Tylecote was ‘granted paid leave’ from his job at Behavioural Insights Team – a firm contracted to work for the Government.

He wrote From Brussels With Love, an analysis of the EU’s origins, with Maastricht rebel and Tory Eurosceptic MP Sir Bill Cash, chairman of the European Scrutiny Committee. Sir Bill said the Treasury’s decision was an ‘outrageous act of bullying’ and an ‘attack on free speech’.

Crucially, he pointed out, Dr Tylecote is employed by a private company. As a result, he is not a crown servant, and not bound by strict impartiality rules. Sir Bill said last night: ‘This is a man who is just doing his job for the Government and who is more than entitled to publish a book when he has told his employers explicitly what he intends to do …

‘All this is an extension of the general attacks on Eurosceptics for daring to stand up for their country.’

Dr Tylecote, 34, has a PhD from London’s Imperial College Business School, and a Master’s degree in economics with Mandarin from Cambridge University.

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