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James O'Brien Schools Caller Who Tells Him Brexit Is "The Will Of The People". This caller phoned James O'Brien insisting that Brexit is "the will of the people" and parliament shouldn't have the power to stop it. It didn't end well. Last night, peers backed an amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill giving MPs the power to stop the UK from leaving without a deal or to make Theresa May return to negotiations. Charles in Enfield told James: "Parliament is sovereign, but it gets its power from the people. "I'll be cross if parliament is able to usurp the power that the people have invested in it. The people voted for Brexit." But James asked him a simple question and it completely threw him: "Who elected the House of Commons?" After a tense call, James told Charles: "How can you claim that a person who voted to be like Switzerland is the same as the person who voted to leave the Customs Union and the Single Market? "How can you claim that the person who believed David Davis when he said that he'd be doing deals in Germany on the morning after the referendum voted to leave the Single Market without a trade deal? "How could you, if you believed Owen Paterson when he said that only a mad man would leave the Single Market, and you voted for Brexit because you liked Owen Paterson, how can you now turn around to them and say that they knowingly voted to do the opposite of what they voted to do? "It's dishonest, Charles." Uk Politics World News GE2018 Brexit G20 OJW Donations Welcome. https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=DPK4PYVL8ZSZN
Are the tributes in Hither Green to burglar Henry Vincent, appropriate memorials or intimidation? Anne Atkins and Raheem Kassam discuss the placing and removal of flowers opposite the house where the burglary and death took place. Newsnight is the BBC's flagship news and current affairs TV programme - with analysis, debate, exclusives, and robust interviews. Website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsnight Twitter: https://twitter.com/BBCNewsnight Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbcnewsnight
Nick Ferrari hit out at the newspapers for ignoring the jailing of a grooming gang for a total of over 90 years. Eight members of the “predatory and cynical” gang have been jailed for grooming and sexually assaulting vulnerable girls as young as 13 in Oxford over a seven-year period. Only two newspapers featured the story in a page lead, while none mentioned their Pakistani and Kashmiri heritage. The Daily Mail called them an "Asian" grooming gang, while the Guardian didn't mention their background at all. That left Nick Ferrari stunned. He told LBC: "Are they all Asian? Or are they not Pakistani or possibly Kashmiri? "Wouldn't it help if we knew? Because if none of them are Indian or Sri Lankan for example... you see the point at which I'm driving. "The Guardian, at least they ran the story, but no suggestion of their origin. "Do you think if they were all Catholics, or Arsenal footballers, or radio presenters... if there was any collective between them, of course it would be mentioned. "At a time when we've seen what's happened in Rotherham, in Rochdale, in Telford, in Derby, we now see what's happened in Oxford, wouldn't it be helpful to know a little bit more about the origin of these people?"
Diane Abbotts car-crash interview on BBC Radio 4's Today programme.
A furious vigilante has torn down the tribute to a career criminal killed by a pensioner in a burglary gone wrong. Iain Gordon, who wore a jacket marked Voluntary Services Lewisham, ripped down more than a dozen bunches of flowers before gathering them on the pavement and stamping on them. He then launched a furious tirade against the burglar, Henry Vincent, branding the crook a “scumbag” as he complained about the shrine - and tried to rip the head off a teddy bear. The bloke, who said he was from Lewisham, then blasted people who left tributes - claiming the flowers were paid with using cash stolen by Vincent, who was stabbed by 78-year-old Richard Osborn-Brooks.
This is the moment a vigilante who tore down flowers put up by a dead intruder’s family and stamped on them called LBC to explain why he did it.
The caller, who did not want to be named, said he had been left “infuriated” that the shrine had been erected near where pensioner Richard Osborn-Brookes stabbed to death Henry Vincent during a break-in.
“If they want to mourn him, put the flowers outside the caravan where he lived,” the caller fumed during his conversation with Nick Ferrari.
Loved ones of Vincent started re-attaching tributes on Tuesday, after they were originally ripped down.
Flowers were then repeatedly torn down and put back up a number of times.
“No one local appreciates those flowers,” the caller added.
“The council should stop them, they have no right to put flowers down.
“They shouldn’t be allowed to put flowers down on a public highway.”
During his call to LBC, the unnamed man said residents would be more tolerant if the flowers were moved away from the pensioner’s home.
He continued: “As a vigilante I’d say to them put the flowers further down the road… we’re happy to leave them there for a week.
“Then we’ve got a compromise, but if they’re not willing to compromise every time they put them up we’re going to take them down again.”
Meanwhile, The Deputy Chief of the Metropolitan Police has admitted that anyone removing the shrine could be arrested.
Craig Mackey told LBC: "If you do things where you cause a breach of the peace, disorder in that area, then like anyone, you could end up getting arrested.
"We don't want anyone getting there. It's in everyone's interest - and particularly the local community - that we bring their community back to whatever normal is as quickly as possible.
"There is someone still outstanding on this offence, let's deal with that person."