1. Hungarian PM announces bold seven-point action plan to fight population decline
BUDAPEST - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced here on Sunday in his annual speech a bold seven-point action plan on helping families with children in order to tackle population decline.
According to Orban, whose speech has been broadcast by public television channel M1, the first point of his plan is to support young couples, with each woman under 40 years old to receive a loan of 10 million forints (around $35,000). After giving birth to three children, the loan would not have to be paid back, and would become a non-refundable support. [...]
The prime minister also touched upon migration, which his government is fiercely opposed to. "We see the emergence of a Christian-Muslim world in immigrant countries with a constantly shrinking Christian ratio. However, we Central Europeans still have our own future."
Orban repeatedly declared that division in the 28-member EU is increasing over migration-related issues.
VIDEO: Ten minute excerpt from Orbán’s speech:
Click HERE for full speech.
2. GHOST TOWNS of Europe – the terrible cost of Merkel’s unchecked Euro migration
THE TRUE cost of the EU’s controversial push for unchecked migration was laid bare again today as it became clear rich western nations like Germany were gobbling up the wealth- creating resources of smaller, poorer counties leaving them facing economic ruin.
German chancellor Angela Merkel lobbied hard for mass migration after it became clear in 2015 German industry could grind to a halt without a million-strong injection of cheap labour. But, as the young and ambitious next generation of wealth-creators headed from smaller, poorer states in the east to bigger wealthier nations like Germany, France and the UK the countries they left behind were left facing economic hardship and financial ruin. Today Romania’s finance minister Eugen Teodorovici again blamed European Union’s unchecked migration policy for a crippling “brain drain” which was crushing his country’s ability to compete and called on the EU to end the brain drain.
3. Salvini: Turkey “has nothing to do with Europe”, will “never enter EU on our watch”
Turkey “will never be in Europe”, Matteo Salvini has vowed, launching plans for an EU which “recognises [national] identity and culture” rather than one shaped around the demands of business and finance.
Speaking at a news conference in Milan on Monday, the Italian deputy prime minister, along with leaders of patriotic parties from across the bloc, announced the creation of the European Alliance of Peoples and Nations (EAPN) ahead of May’s EU Parliament elections.
“The news is that we are expanding the [eurosceptic] family, we are working for a new European dream. Today for many citizens and for many people Europe represents a nightmare and not a dream,” said Salvini, speaking alongside Alternative for Germany (AfD) leader Joerg Meuthen.
Related video: Salvini makes moves to forge a European right-wing alliance ahead of EU elections
Under the slogan "To the Europe of Common Sense!” Salvini is holding a meeting with other European populist parties in Milan.
4. Monster who murdered his newborn daughter and sued because he wasn't given halal food behind bars now demands $20,000 compensation - because he didn't have a TOASTER in jail
A baby killer who spent almost two decades behind bars for the shocking murder of his newborn daughter is seeking compensation because he was denied access to his own toaster while in prison.
Raymond Ali is demanding a $20,000 payout from the Queensland Department of Corrective Services because he had no choice but to miss meals or use a communal grill which was used by other Woodford Correctional Centre inmates to cook ham.
The former Halal butcher's complaint to the Anti-Discrimination Commission of direct and indirect discrimination was referred to the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT).
The Department of Corrective Services sought to strike out Ali’s latest complaint after he failed to comply with orders requiring him to provide further details in a way which it claimed “unnecessarily disadvantaged the State of Queensland.”
5. Teacher at Catholic London secondary school is suspended after it's discovered he “CAN'T READ or write”
Struggling to read and write was not enough to stop a teacher getting a job at a top secondary school.
Faisal Ahmed was given the green light by elite teacher training program TeachFirst despite having “extreme difficulty with handwriting”, problems with reading and understanding “written tests.”
Just days into his new job at St Thomas More Catholic school in leafy Wood Green, north London, he was summoned by the headmaster and suspended, reported The Sun. [...]
The scandal emerged when Mr Ahmed, who is in his 30s, sued the school for constructive dismissal and disability discrimination after he quit in anger.
Papers obtained by the Sun showed that Mr Ahmed lost his legal battle and subsequent appeal over the 2016 scandal, with the London Central Employment and Tribunal throwing out his claims last month.
6. CBC: Canada warming at twice the global rate, climate report says
A new climate report leaked to CBC News finds that Canada is warming at twice the rate as the rest of the world. Along with temperature increases, the report says Canada is experiencing increases in precipitation, extreme fire weather, water supply shortages and a heightened risk of coastal flooding.
Related flashback from 1989: U.N. Predicts Disaster if Global Warming Not Checked
A senior U.N. environmental official says entire nations could be wiped off the face of the Earth by rising sea levels if the global warming trend is not reversed by the year 2000
7. Nigel Farage video explains what May didn’t tell you in her “sofa chat” Brexit update
8. German IS member on trial for war crimes in Munich
The trial of a German woman who allegedly joined the "Islamic State" terror group in Iraq has begun in Munich. She's accused of the war crime of letting an enslaved Yazidi girl die of thirst.
The defendant, identified as 27-year-old Jennifer W., is accused of allowing a 5-year-old Yazidi captive to die of thirst by leaving her chained up outside in the 45-degree heat.
The accused faces life in prison if found guilty of joining a terror group, weapons offenses, war crimes and murder.
The trial was adjourned soon after it began under tight security at the Munich Higher Regional Court, and is expected to resume on April 29.
Related video: German woman on trial for alleged war crimes as IS member
A German woman accused of joining the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIL/ISIS) in Iraq, appeared before the High Regional Court of Munich on Tuesday to face war crime and murder charges. [...]
“We accuse the defendant, in addition to affiliation operations for IS, of war crimes and criminal negligence causing death. Specifically, we accuse the defendant of leaving Germany in 2014 in order to join the so-called Islamic State and become active as a member of the moral and religious police,” Chief Prosecutor Claudia Gorf said.
9. UK: LGBT lessons: Schools told they can choose what to teach
It is up to primary schools in England to choose what they teach about same-sex relationships, the education secretary has said.
Damian Hinds has written to head teachers saying they are encouraged to teach children about LGBT issues if they “consider it age appropriate.”
He said heads should consult parents but reassured them parents had no right to veto what was taught.
It follows protests over the content of lessons in some schools in Birmingham.
10. Internet watchdog, blocks & fines: UK outlines plans to protect citizens from all “online harms”
The UK has proposed a set of measures to regulate the internet by obliging tech giants to ‘protect’ users from ‘harmful’ content, with a watchdog blocking inappropriate websites and slapping fines on those refusing to cooperate.