Thu Jul 25th, 2019 at 09:58:19 AM EST
Part of the new battle for the hearts and minds of the People's Vote: the West is split into the Green Movement and the Conservative rightwing pure capitalism. Just have a look how the international reactions are coming in to congratulate the new resident of Downing Street #10.
'Frequent false statements': Johnson's new role attracts mixed global reaction | The Guardian |
Boris Johnson's elevation to prime minister has been greeted with mixed reaction internationally; while the praise has been enthusiastic from some quarters, including Donald Trump and far-right world leaders, it has been less than overwhelming from some of his European counterparts.
After Trump had offered his hearty congratulations , newspapers in the US were far less effusive.
In Brazil, the country's authoritarian far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, joined in Trump's praise, saying Johnson could "count on Brazil in the pursuit of free trade ... and the defence of freedom and democracy".
Continued below he fold ...
○ Deforestation in Brazil has rocketed since Bolsonaro became president
○ Iran warns Brazil of consequences over refusing fuel to ships
The front page of the French newspaper Liberation on Tuesday ran the headline: "'Bojo' the fallout", saying: "Three years after the vote on Brexit, the extravagant and disturbing Boris Johnson is at the doors of Downing Street."
There was a similar note of disquiet on the front page of the Belgian paper De Morgen on Wednesday, which had the splash: "EU is not afraid of Johnson". Belgium's L'Echo paper reported: "100 days of 'Bojo' before a hard Brexit".
My recent link ...
○ Tech Trade Wars - Unraveling of Globalization
The world community is changing in a fast pace, the progressive left needs to look at new alliances or lose out of political clout and any majority to (re)gain the executive of government. Even Germany's strong CDU/CSU is facing this new challenge. Other European nations have already needed to deal with this drop in votes on the left and a hardening of People's Vote and move to the hard right. Populism is the success formula to win over a majority of votes, supported by big money (oligarchs) and a new wave of tech savvy support on social media.
○ How a new wave of digital activists is changing society | PhysOrg - April 2016 |
○ A New Wave Of Canadian Partisan Media Is Invading Your Facebook Feed
The best illustration of the influence we have witnessed in 2016 with Brexit and the downfall of Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton. Unfortunately, the Democrats have leaned on the Russia conspiracy theory and have lost out after the Mueller Report and the newly elected Trump administration to shout down most opposition ...through his racist tweets and support from Breitbart, Fox News, and the likes of rightwing partisans Steve Bannon et al.
New PM Boris Johnson can't escape the link of his Brexit movement to the rightwing oligarchs who mde the surprise election of Donald Trump possible.
○ Facebook hit with $5-billion federal fine for privacy violations
The biggest set of charges in the settlement relate to Facebook allowing third-party app developers to access data about users' friends, without saying they were doing so--the heart of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
AggregateIQ created Cambridge Analytica's election software, and hers's the proof | GizModo |
A little-known Canadian data firm ensnared by an international investigation into alleged wrongdoing during the Brexit campaign created an election software platform marketed by Cambridge Analytica, according to a batch of internal files obtained exclusively by Gizmodo.
Discovered by a security researcher last week, the files confirm that AggregateIQ, a British Columbia-based data firm, developed the technology Cambridge Analytica sold to clients for millions of dollars during the 2016 US presidential election. Hundreds if not thousands of pages of code, as well as detailed notes signed by AggregateIQ staff, wholly substantiate recent reports that Cambridge Analytica's software platform was not its own creation.
What's more, the files reveal that AggregateIQ--also known as "AIQ"--is the developer behind campaign apps created for Texas Senator Ted Cruz [supported by oligarch Mercer and hedge-fund billionaire Paul Singer who initially funded the Fusion GPS intelligence leading to the Steele dossier - Oui] and Texas Governor Greg Abbott, as well as a Ukrainian steel magnate named Serhiy Taruta, head the country's newly formed Osnova party. [See also party head Andriy Nikolayenko and ties to Tymoshenko and a German NGO - Oui]
Other records show the firm once pitched an app to Breitbart News, the far-right website funded by hedge-fund billionaire Robert Mercer--Cambridge Analytica's principal investor--and are currently contracted by WPA Intelligence, a US-based consultancy founded by Republican pollster Chris Wilson, who was director of digital strategy for Cruz's 2016 presidential campaign.
[Links added in article are mine - Oui]
○ Everything you need to know about AggregateIQ, the Canadian tech company with ties to Brexit and Ted Cruz | CBC Canada |
○ Canadian firm AggregateIQ used to sidestep Brexit campaign spending limits, whistleblower alleges
Documents obtained by CBC News show Wylie sent a fateful email to AIQ co-founder Silvester in August 2013. He described Silvester as a longtime colleague and mentor; the two had both worked for Canada's federal Liberal Party.
In the email, Wylie told him about his new job as director of research for a British political consulting firm called SCL , the parent company of what would eventually become Cambridge Analytica.
"We mostly do psychological warfare work for NATO," Wylie wrote in the email. And he attached a brochure. Might Silvester want to join the cause?
○ Evidence - ETHI (42-1) - No. 117 - House of Commons of Canada [AggregateIQ link with WPA of Chris Wilson and Dominic Cummings]
Dominic Cummings said of AIQ, "We couldn't have done it without them."
Boris Johnson's purge sees Vote Leave take over UK government | Irish Times |
Asked a few weeks ago to name his favourite film scene, Boris Johnson chose "the multiple retribution killings at the end of The Godfather". Supporters of Jeremy Hunt should have taken note because among the ministers who were sacked rather than resigned in Johnson's cabinet bloodbath, all but one - James Brokenshire - backed his rival in the leadership contest.
The speed and scale of the purge - 17 ministers in all - was the most dramatic element of Johnson's cabinet formation. But the most important feature is the wholesale takeover of government by the Vote Leave campaign.
Among the top figures in the cabinet, all but chancellor of the exchequer Sajid Javid campaigned for Brexit in the 2016 referendum. Among the new advisers entering Downing Street are operatives from Vote Leave, led by its campaign director, Dominic Cummings.
Cummings is expected to work with Michael Gove, with whom he worked in the department of education, on planning for a no-deal Brexit. A brilliant but irascible figure, Cummings has been scathing about the conduct of Brexit negotiations, including the backstop.
○ Alexander Nix accepts Committee summons; Dominic Cummings refuses to appear | UK Parliament - May 16, 2018 |
○ Brexit campaign chief must be hauled before Commons, say MPs | The Guardian - July 2018 |
○ The EU Referendum - Something Doesn't Smell Right...