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  • Hillary Clinton to Show More Humor and Heart, Aides Say

    09/09/2015 6:54:58 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 44 replies
    NY Times ^ | September 7, 2015 | Amy Chozick
    There will be no more flip jokes about her private email server. There will be no rope lines to wall off crowds, which added to an impression of aloofness. And there will be new efforts to bring spontaneity to a candidacy that sometimes seems wooden and overly cautious. [Snip] They want to show her humor. The self-effacing kind (“The hair is real, the color isn’t,” she said of her blond bob recently, taking note of Mr. Trump) has played better than her sarcastic retorts, such as when she asked if wiping a computer server was done “with a cloth.” [Snip]...
  • SPD Euro MPs reject compromise with Britain

    06/01/2015 10:55:06 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies ^ | 01 Jun 2015 15:54 GMT+02:00 | Tom Barfield
    German Social Democratic Party (SPD) MEP Jo Leinen told The Local on Monday he was unhappy with comments from European Parliament (EP) President Martin Schulz, who suggested that Britain should be allowed to opt out of the call to work towards “ever closer union” among EU countries. “The only country that has opted out of European integration with special rules in the past decades has been Great Britain,” Schulz told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung. “We would only be recognizing what has been true for London for a long time.” But Social Democratic MEP Jo Leinen told The Local that Schulz’s...
  • George Galloway announces he will run for London Mayor

    05/28/2015 9:43:36 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | 5-28-2015 | BBC
    Controversial former MP George Galloway is to seek election as the next mayor of London. The Respect Party leader, who has threatened a legal challenge over his general election defeat, declared his bid on Twitter. Mr Galloway posted a picture of himself sitting on an unmade bed with his young son and the slogan "Dad, you've got to do this. I've got your back!". "I'm standing for Mayor of London 2016," he added. On 7 May, Mr Galloway lost the Bradford West Commons seat he took from Labour, his former party, in a 2012 by-election. The seat was won by...
  • CAUGHT: Labour Councillor ‘Helping’ Voter In Thanet [ United Kingdom ]

    05/16/2015 5:58:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 16 May 2015
    Labour’s former council leader in Thanet, Iris Johnston, has been caught on camera allegedly ‘helping’ a member of the public to cast their ballot during last Thursday’s election. The votes for Thanet District Council took place on the same day as the General Election, when UKIP leader Nigel Farage was attempting to be elected as the Member of Parliament for South Thanet. ... Johnston’s proximity to the voter may well qualify as compromising the secrecy of the ballot, something that worried the Conservative Party’s Paul Messenger, who took the photo. He told the BBC, “It concerned me that Iris was...
  • Netanyahu: Nuclear Iran is next government's biggest challenge (Video)

    05/08/2015 6:50:08 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 18 replies
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday, speaking at the Museum of the Jewish Soldier in World War II at Latrun, said that Iran's nuclear weapon is the biggest challenge for his next government. Netanyahu made the remarks in a speech during a Victory in Europe Day ceremony commemorating the Allies' World War II victory over Nazi Germany. "The biggest challenge is Iran's attempt to arm itself with a nuclear weapon, and in parallel develop terror fronts for conquering areas of the Middle East, around our borders. We will meet this challenge. And we also know that not only are we...
  • George Galloway, critic of Israel and Iraq war, ousted in UK election

    05/08/2015 4:13:53 AM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/08/2015
    George Galloway, the socialist firebrand best known in America for his condemnations of Israel and the Iraq War, was soundly defeated for re-election to Parliament in Thursday's British general election. Galloway, a former Labour member who won the seat for Bradford West in the northwest of England in a 2012 special election, was beaten by Labour's Naz Shah, a political newcomer who overcome childhood poverty, a teenage forced marriage and the imprisonment of her mother for killing an abusive partner. Shah had urged voters to reject Galloway because "we do not need a one-man Messiah to tell us how to...
  • Humiliation for Obama's election guru in his last campaign: David Axelrod sees Labour shellacked

    05/08/2015 10:24:12 AM PDT · by mojito · 44 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 5/8/2015 | Francesca Chambers
    President Obama's campaign mastermind suffered a humiliating end to his political career today as the British Labour party he was paid almost $500,000 to help to victory plunged to a catastrophic defeat. David Axelrod had been touted as the man to get Labour's Ed Miliband into - and the Conservative prime minister David Cameron out of - Downing Street. Instead he slunk out of Britain early, as his former Obama campaign colleague Jim Messina, who advised the winning Conservatives, crowed over a victory which had 'stunned the world'. Axelrod had already vowed that he was 'done with campaigns' after complaining...
  • Ukip: The chart that shows how the electoral system is biased against Ukip

    05/08/2015 9:38:22 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 16 replies
    The Mirror ^ | 5/8/2015 | Martin Belam, Anna Leach
    Ukip supporters have woken up this morning to find that the party retains only 1 MP, but they will surely feel cheated by an election system that has handed the SNP over 56 MPs for a much smaller number of votes. Despite bringing in almost 4 million votes, making Ukip the third biggest party by vote share, this election has seen the fall of their leader Nigel Farage and second MP Mark Reckless. The spectacular success of the SNP in Scotland throws into sharp relief the unfairness of the first-past-the-post system on smaller parties. By the time Farage lost his...
  • One Political Party Increased Its Seats in the British Parliament By 800 Percent!

    05/08/2015 9:04:27 AM PDT · by pinochet · 27 replies
    The election results in Britain has given the Conservative Party a majority in the UK parliament. But the most interesting story in the election, is the events in Scotland. The Labor Party has been wiped out in Scotland. The Scottish National Party (SNP) increased their seats in the British Parliament by 833 percent, the greatest increase seen by any party in the post World War Two era. Scotland has 59 seats in the British Parliament. The list below shows the distribution of Scottish UK Parliament seats from the 2010 election to the 2015 election. 2010 - Labor (41), Liberal Democrats...
  • Inquiry to examine (UK) Election Polls Major Failure

    05/08/2015 8:21:54 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 23 replies
    Newstalk ^ | 5-8-2015 | Newstalk
    Polls had the race neck and neck until the last moment An independent inquiry is to be carried out into the accuracy of election polls after underestimates of the Conservatives' lead over Labour. Predictions of a neck-and-neck race, a near-balanced parliament, and a potential constitutional crisis following the General Election put forward by all major pollsters during the campaign were proved drastically wrong. In the end, David Cameron's party secured an overall majority, something even the exit poll of 22,000 voters at 141 polling stations did not detect. The British Polling Council (BPC), which acts as the association for opinion...
  • Conservatives win as Miliband and Clegg face political extinction

    05/08/2015 7:03:00 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 12 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 07 May 2015
    David Cameron today vowed to make Great Britain 'greater still' as he set out how he will use his shock outright Tory majority to ensure the 'good life is in reach for everyone who's willing to work and do the right thing'. The Prime Minister used a statement outside Number 10 to pay tribute to both Labour's Ed Miliband and his former Lib Dem deputy Nick Clegg who have both resigned after suffering heavy losses in one of the most unpredictable election results for a generation. Mr Cameron returned to Number 10 with his wife Samantha after making the short...
  • End of the road for Red Ed: Labour leader admits defeat and quits after leading party to [tr]

    05/08/2015 6:36:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 8, 2015 | Matt Chorley
    Ed Miliband today announced he was quitting as Labour leader after calling David Cameron to congratulate him on his extraordinary election victory. He insisted he took full responsibility for the dreadful night of results, which saw big names including Ed Balls, Douglas Alexander and Jim Murphy swept out by the Tories and the SNP. He thanked his supporters for their backing, selfies and the 'most unlikely cult ever' Milifandom, as he confirmed Harriet Harman will take over as acting leader. 'I am truly sorry I did not succeed. I did my best for five years,' he said. 'We've come back...
  • Vanity: UKIP Takes Third Place in Total Votes

    05/08/2015 5:53:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    BBC ^ | 5/8/2015 | Me
    UKIP only one parliamentary seat and Nigel Farage resigned after failing to win in the constituency he ran in. But UKIP came in third place with 3.9 MM votes or 12.7% gaining 9.6% easily beating the Liberal-Democrats. The problem is their votes are spread all over England so they only one seat in a first-past-the-post voting system.
  • Surprise: Super-Lib Sachs Criticizes Krugman, Praises UK Conservatives

    05/08/2015 5:30:28 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 3 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It was enough to make a blogger in mom's basement spit out his Cheetos in surprise. On today's Morning Joe income redistributionist and global climate kvetcher Prof. Jeffrey Sachs praised the UK Conservatives for creating jobs via an austerity budget. In a second surprise, Sachs criticized fellow lefty traveler Paul Krugman. Said Sachs of the Conservatives: "they governed well . . . they got the economy going again. They got it stabilized, they got the debt crisis Britain was facing under control and they created a lot of jobs and they got rewarded last night." And a bit later, the...
  • Landslide: British PM Cameron, Tories trounce Labor party

    05/08/2015 4:58:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/08/2015
    <p>British Prime Minister David Cameron and his Tory party all but vanquished the opposing Labor Party and proved pre-election polls wrong with a resounding election triumph he called "the sweetest victory of all."</p> <p>Fueled by a landslide in Scotland, Cameron and the Tories left opponents on the right and left in tatters. The Labour Party lost 24 seats in Parliament according to early returns, and party leader Ed Miliband resigned from his role. Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg resigned after acknowledging a "cruel and punishing defeat," in which his left-of-center part suffered its worst-ever defeat - dropping from 57 seats to just 8. On the right, UK Independence Party Leader Nigel Farage, a thorn in Cameron's side, failed to win a seat.</p>
  • Nigel Farage steps down as head of UKIP

    05/08/2015 4:36:15 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 35 replies
    Nigel Farage - Twitter ^ | 05.08.2015 | Nigel Farage
    I have today written to UKIP's National Executive Committee and offered my resignation. I look forward to a well deserved holiday!— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) May 8, 2015
  • British Prime Minister Cameron's Conservatives on track for absolute majority (Landslide)

    05/08/2015 4:27:23 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 43 replies
    FOX News ^ | May 8, 2015
    David Cameron's second term as British Prime Minister was confirmed Friday after his Conservative Party won enough seats to form a working majority in the 650-member House of Commons. Shortly before noon Friday, London time, the Conservatives, or Tories, had won 324 seats to 229 It would be the first time the Conservatives had won a parliamentary majority since 1992. Cameron is the first Conservative Prime Minister to win re-election since Margaret Thatcher.
  • Wave of Scottish nationalist support sweeps aside Labour

    05/08/2015 4:25:06 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    <p>Labour Party grandee Jack Straw, leaving Parliament after 36 years that included several Cabinet stints, called the party's showing in Scotland "an unbelievably bad situation in Scotland which frankly nobody anticipated."</p> <p>Throughout the campaign, Scottish voters told pollsters and journalists they were tired of being taken for granted by Labour, and many had not been impressed when Miliband joined forces with Cameron to urge Scottish voters to reject independence in last September's referendum. Scots whose families had for decades voted Labour turned away in droves.</p>
  • UKIP leader Nigel Farage fails to win seat

    05/08/2015 2:37:51 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 106 replies ^ | May 8, 2015 | ft
    4 minutes agoNigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party, has failed to win a seat in the House of Commons.
  • David Axelrod: UK Media Most Partisan I Have Seen – Even More Than Fox News

    05/07/2015 6:27:24 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 37 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | May 08, 2015 | Ben Jacobs
    David Axelrod: UK Media Most Partisan I Have Seen – Even More Than Fox News Ben Jacobs 7 May 2015 David Axelrod, the top aide to Barack Obama who travelled across the pond to advise Ed Miliband in the British election, has said he has never seen a media environment as partisan as the one in the UK. Asked in an interview with Politico Europe whether he knew what he was getting into when he signed up to advise the British Labour leader, Axelrod replied: “We discussed this when I signed on … I’ve worked in aggressive media environments before...
  • General election: shock exit poll puts Tories in touching distance of outright win

    05/07/2015 3:31:39 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 245 replies ^ | 7 May 2015 | Patrick Wintour
    David Cameron was on track to secure an astonishing electoral triumph according to a shock exit poll that predicted the Conservatives would win 316 seats – up nine on 2010 – with Labour plummeting to 239 seats, down 18.
  • Exit poll: Conservatives largest party but majority uncertain

    05/07/2015 2:44:04 PM PDT · by iowamark · 14 replies
    ITV ^ | 5/7/2015
    A General Election exit poll has forecast that the Conservatives will be the largest party in Parliament, but that it is uncertain whether they will be able to secure an overall majority. The poll, conducted by Gfk, NOP and Ipsos Mori on behalf of the BBC, ITV News and Sky News, indicated that David Cameron's party will win 316 seats - 10 short of a majority. The poll forecast that Labour will win 239 seats, while the Liberal Democrats will slump to 10 seats - 47 less than they secured in the 2010 election. According to the exit poll, the...
  • UK Live Election Thread

    05/07/2015 12:42:28 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 46 replies
    Sky News ^ | 5/7/15 | Joey Jones
    By Joey Jones, Deputy Political Editor :: Follow the election results live on, our mobile apps and on Sky News TV from 10pm. Voters are going to the polls across the country to decide who will form the next government. Polling stations opened at 7am and close at 10pm in the United Kingdom's 650 constituencies.
  • VOTE TO KEEP BRITAIN GREAT (UK General Election)

    05/07/2015 3:33:33 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 10 replies
    Vanity | 5/7/2015 | Self
    The title of this post is the headline of the "Daily Express" newspaper in the UK today, its owner supports the United Kingdom Independence Party. Under the headline: "Farage and UKIP boosted by 'very strong' late surge" "Labour and SNP would be absolutely disastrous for us all" The article starts: "The UK Independence Party is poised to 'significantly and perhaps dramatically' beat poll predictions thanks to a late surge in patriotism, it said last night. Amid warnings of the risks from Labour and the SNP, millions go to vote today in what looks like being the tightest election for generations....
  • A vote for Ukip is a 'suicide note' for Eurosceptics, warns Iain Duncan Smith

    05/07/2015 12:37:12 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 15 replies ^ | 5 May 2015 | Matt Chorley and John Stevens
    A vote for Ukip is a 'suicide note' for Eurosceptics who want Britain to leave the European Union, Iain Duncan Smith has warned. The Tory Work and Pensions Secretary said only the Conservatives can deliver a referendum on the EU. He claimed support for Ukip would only help put Labour in power, with Ed Miliband refusing to give the British people a say on severing ties with Brussels.
  • Ed Miliband seen in video as a young student protester [rent strike in 1991]

    05/06/2015 1:40:52 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5 May 2015 | Jack Doyle for the Daily Mail and Tom McTague, Deputy Political Editor for MailOnline
    He has put a campaign against excessive rent rises at the centre of his election campaign. And as this newly unearthed footage shows, Ed Miliband has form when it comes to protests against private landlords... Labour leader Ed Miliband -- who called himself 'Ted' at university -- led a 'rent strike' when he was a student 24 years ago, archive footage revealed today The clip, from the Spring of 1991, went undiscovered in the archives of ITV Meridian because of Mr Miliband's name change. He is interviewed in his grey jumper and sports a pudding bowl haircut, but the nasal...
  • Unruly Britannia

    05/05/2015 9:08:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | May 5, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    LONDON -- They called it "Question Time," borrowing the term from the prime minister's weekly appearance in the House of Commons, but this was surprisingly and refreshingly different. On Thursday, the three main candidates for prime minister -- David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg -- one by one appeared before an audience of voters at the Leeds Town Hall where for a half-hour voters asked them informed, pointed and detailed questions. The host, the BBC's David Dimbleby, called for questions and occasionally followed up, but mostly voters drove the program. Two of the candidates were called liars right to...

    05/05/2015 3:51:21 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    5/5/2015 | Self
    Back in the 1970's I remember watching actor Michael Caine explain that he was 'a socialist' but British taxes were just too high for upper income people like himself. In 2010 Caine was supporting the "New Tory" Conservative Party of David Cameron, a less rigid party ready to spend money on the welfare state. Now five years later Cameron's record leading a coalition government with the Liberal Democrat Party includes these highlights. 1. Doubling the country's national debt 2. Cutting police and fire budgets five to ten percent 3. Cutting defense spending leaving the RAF defending the Falkland Islands with...
  • America's Politics Is Polarized, But Britain's Is Fragmented

    05/01/2015 6:53:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | May 1, 2015 | Michael Barone
    Next week, Britain votes in its first general election in five years. Some aspects of its politics will be familiar to Americans. Polls show voters are dissatisfied with politicians of both parties, cynical about whether they will keep their promises and closely divided between two major parties, which have been in existence for more than 100 years. But there are differences as well, in contrast to decades when British and American politics seemed to move in tandem -- the 1980s of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, the 1990s of Bill Clinton's New Democrats and Tony Blair's New Labour. The most...
  • British Muslim Politician: ‘Never Ever Will I Drop That Low and Support the Jew’ Ed Miliband

    04/29/2015 1:47:36 PM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04-29-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    A British Muslim politician is on the receiving end of things after she told her social media followers that she would never support Labour leader Ed Miliband because he is “a Jew.” A few years ago, something like this quite simply could not have happened. That was back when anti-Semites understood that society didn’t want to have anything to do with them. So what did they do? They hid, pretending they were open-minded and tolerant. In the last couple of years, however, everything has changed — in Europe, at least. Now, European anti-Semites — most of them Muslim immigrants or...
  • HSBC looks at moving HQ from Britain as tax and regulations bite (also “Don’t leave EU!”)

    04/25/2015 8:46:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Apr 24, 2015 11:34pm BST | Steve Slater and Sinéad Cruise
    HSBC, Europe’s biggest bank, has ordered a review into whether it should move its headquarters out of Britain and potentially back to its former home in Hong Kong, threatening London’s reputation as a global hub for finance and investment. The announcement from HSBC, founded in Asia but a key part of the British establishment, prompted a warm response from Hong Kong, where it is revered as “The Bank”, and silence from the British government. The commitment to the review comes less than two weeks before British parliamentary elections on May 7 and poses challenges for both Prime Minister David Cameron...
  • Whatever happened to Larry the Downing Street cat’s increased security?

    04/24/2015 7:15:08 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 19 replies
    Spectator [UK] ^ | 30 March 2015 | Camilla Swift
    When reports emerged that a dog had allegedly been poisoned at Crufts, David Cameron appeared to be extremely worried that a similar fate might befall the Downing Street cat, Larry. Talking to Heart FM, the Prime Minister promised to ‘double the security around him and make sure he’s ok’. But this morning Larry looked far from ‘ok’ when police sniffer dog Bailey turned up on his doorstep. Perhaps the PM has more important things to think about – or perhaps police security is what Cameron had in mind to waylay any attempts on his cat’s life. But needless to say,...
  • EU leaders to declare: 'We cannot take more migrants'

    04/23/2015 10:13:02 AM PDT · by McGruff · 23 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 4/23/2015
    One of the messages the EU heads of state and government are expected to deliver at their extraordinary summit today (23 April) is that the Union cannot absorb any more mass arrivals of migrants, as they risk undermining it economically, and destroying it politically. The meeting will take place today at 1600, following public outrage after 900 migrants died on Sunday, when their boat sank on its way to Europe from Libya. Diplomats said that the summit will come up with four main messages. The first is that the EU is ready to save lives. Indeed, leaders are likely to...
  • Lord urges Ireland to consider rejoining the British Commonwealth

    04/20/2015 12:02:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 62 replies
    Irish Central ^ | April 18,2015 05:11 AM | (Irish Central Staff Writers)
    A member of the House of Lords has said the Republic of Ireland should consider rejoining the Commonwealth. Lord Diljit Rana said Ireland needs to have a “rational and serious debate” that must not be “governed by historical distortion, but rather recognize the truth of today and recognize that the Republic of Ireland has much to offer and lots to receive.” […] Ireland left the British Commonwealth in 1949 under the terms of the Republic of Ireland Act. Lord Rana said there would be no disadvantage to the Republic joining the Commonwealth and that the economics benefits of being a...
  • Major secret meeting of Holocaust deniers convenes in heart of London

    04/19/2015 8:46:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Daily Mail UK via ^ | 4/19/15 | Daily Mail UK
    A large international conference of Holocaust deniers recently took place in the heart of London, Britain's Daily Mail reported on Saturday. "This is the biggest and most significant meeting of Holocaust deniers that Britain has ever seen. It is a very worrying development," the paper quoted Gerry Gable, an expert on the extreme Right who aided the news outlet's undercover investigation of the event, as saying. The event was held under a veil of secrecy at London's Grosvenor Hotel in a room draped with the Union Flag. A spokesman for the hotel said the room booking was made online and...
  • EU states renew call to label Israeli settler goods

    04/18/2015 11:11:40 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 15 replies ^ | 17. Apr, 2015 |
    Sixteen EU states have said products made by Israeli settlers should be marked in shops so that European consumers can decide whether to boycott them. The group - which includes France, Italy, Spain, and the UK - made the appeal in a letter to EU foreign relations chief Federica Mogherini on Monday (13 April). They said “EU-wide guideline on the labelling of settlement produce/products … is an important step in the full implementation of EU longstanding policy in relation to the preservation of the two-state solution”.

    04/18/2015 5:32:18 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 9 replies
    4/17/2015 | Self
    There was a "debate" between political parties in the United Kingdom Thursday night with five leaders on the stage from the leading parties that aren't in power. PM David Cameron only wanted to participate in one debate so this format was concocted by the BBC as an alternative to an all party debate. Also excluded, Cameron's partner party in government, the Liberal Democrats. Labour leader Ed Miliband was joined by UKIP leader Nigel Farage, Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon, Welsh nationalist leader Leanne Wood and Green Party leader Natalie Bennett. Sturgeon, Wood and Bennett whose main differences with Miliband...
  • Farage 'Insults' Audience At Leaders' Debate [Attacks left wing audience]

    04/17/2015 2:01:34 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 35 replies
    Nigel Farage has been accused of "insulting" the audience of the final election debate by saying they had failed to understand the issues and were too left wing. During heated debate over the shortage of affordable housing in the UK, the UKIP leader said that "even by the standards of the BBC", the audience was too far left. He said: "There is a total lack of comprehension amongst this panel and the audience, which is a remarkable audience even by the left-wing standards of the BBC." The UKIP leader was jeered as he was told by Ed Miliband that it...
  • Ed Miliband’s US adviser David Axelrod pays no tax in Britain (UK election)

    04/15/2015 11:28:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9:30PM BST 15 Apr 2015 | Raf Sanchez and Steven Swinford
    Ed Miliband’s most senior adviser pays no tax on his reported Ł300,000 earnings in Britain, The Telegraph has learned. David Axelrod, a former adviser to Barack Obama, admitted that he is not resident for tax purposes in the UK. Labour confirmed it pays Mr. Axelrod in dollars through his consultancy and that he “lives in the US, works in the US and pays taxes in the US”. While it is unclear how much tax Mr. Axelrod will pay in the US, the rates of tax for companies are often significantly lower than for individuals. The admission comes after Ed Miliband...
  • Election manifesto: UKIP will increase defense, NHS spending

    04/15/2015 1:28:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 73 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 15/04/2015 - 21:33 | (With Reuters)
    The UK Independence Party launched its election manifesto on Wednesday, appealing to Conservative voters with pledges to raise defense spending and bring forward a vote on Britain’s EU membership. […] (Nigel) Farage vowed to spend “substantially” more than the NATO minimum of two percent of GDP on defense in a move that he said would “rattle the dwindling number of Conservative voters who still see (Prime Minister David) Cameron’s party as the party of security”. […] The anti-mass immigration party, which had two MPs at the end of the last parliament, also promised to cut small business taxes and boost...
  • Sex ed courses must make ‘positive’ portrayal of gay sex ‘compulsory’: Teachers Union (UK)

    04/08/2015 12:02:16 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 38 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/7/15 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    LONDON, April 7, 2015 ( – The British government must “make it compulsory that all schools’ sex education policies include a positive portrayal of same-sex relationships," the UK's National Union of Teachers (NUT) decided at its annual conference on Sunday.Christine Blower, General Secretary of the union, said that “NUT is at the forefront in the campaign for equality of opportunity and fair treatment for all students and staff, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation,” and that all political parties contending in the May election should adopt the union's motion."The NUT calls for all parties standing in the 2015 General...
  • (UK) Teachers 'fear debating extremism in class'

    04/06/2015 3:34:52 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    BBC News ^ | April 6, 2016 | By Hannah Richardson
    Teachers are avoiding class discussions on Islamic extremism for fear they may have to report pupils to the police, a teachers' union says. New counter-terror rules aiming to expose radicalisation require schools to report any concerns about pupils. The National Union of Teachers says the rules are too heavy handed and stifle much-needed debate in schools. The Conservatives said the guidance made clear that no teacher should feel unable to talk about sensitive issues. A party spokesman said teaching about "fundamental British values" actively encouraged such discussions. In certain circumstances teachers could also face prosecution if they failed to alert...
  • Nigel Farage: Not un-Christian to stop treatment of foreign-born HIV patients

    04/05/2015 4:01:05 PM PDT · by UKrepublican · 15 replies
    Nigel Farage has said his comments about ‘HIV tourists’ are perfectly compatible with a religious outlook, claiming that it is “a sensible Christian thing to look after your family and your own community first”. The UKIP leader spoke out on the topic of Christianity over the Easter weekend, after his criticism of foreign-born HIV patients receiving treatment under the NHS during the party leaders’ election debate was condemned as intolerant, xenophobic and lacking in basic human charity. Mr Farage had claimed that 60 per of the 7,000 HIV annual diagnoses in the UK involved “health tourists” who travel to Britain...
  • Muslim Group With Links To Extremists Boasts Of Influencing Election [Coming To America?]

    04/04/2015 10:28:26 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 5 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | April 04, 2015 | Andrew Gilligan
    Muslim Group With Links To Extremists Boasts Of Influencing Election A group suspected of being a front for Islamic extremists claims it can control as many as 30 seats in the general election and boasts of acting a "kingmaker" By Andrew Gilligan 04 Apr 2015 A front group for Islamic extremists which wants to let British Muslims fight in Syria has boasted that it is “negotiating with the Tory and Labour leadership” to secure some of its demands. Muslim Engagement and Development (Mend) has built links with both parties – and been chosen as an “official partner” by the Electoral...
  • Muslim men and their cultural problem with women: some view females as commodities to be abused

    04/04/2015 4:54:56 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 18 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 4, 2015 | TANIA STEERE
    Muslim men and their cultural problem with women: Sajid Javid says that some view females as commodities to be abused Muslim communities in parts of Britain have a 'cultural problem' where they view women as commodities to be abused, according to the Culture Secretary. Sajid Javid declared some values prevalent in certain Asian communities were 'totally unacceptable in British society'. His comments come after inquiries into the sexual abuse of vulnerable girls targeted by Asian men in Rochdale, Rotherham and Oxford found that the authorities had failed to protect them.
  • Nigel Farage accuses BBC of bias over questions about candidates

    04/03/2015 1:32:32 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies ^ | 2 April 2015 | Rowena Mason
    Nigel Farage has accused the BBC of “clear and evident bias” after he came under pressure over the quality of Ukip’s general election candidates. A number of Ukip candidates have been accused of making inappropriate comments and one was caught up in an expenses scandal, but Farage blamed Tory defectors to the party for causing the problems. He criticised the BBC for asking him about them, saying other party leaders were not grilled about their rogue candidates.
  • Election 2015: The Americanisation of the UK election

    04/02/2015 1:22:31 AM PDT · by Winniesboy · 1 replies
    BBC ^ | pril2nd 2015 | Anthony Zurcher
    The best thing about the British elections, some might say, is their relative brevity... But while 30 March was the ceremonial kick-off in a race that will end in just over a month, a shadow campaign has been going on much longer. And it has some analysts and politicians worried that the UK is heading down a path toward the US model of electioneering that lasts months and even years. The culprit, they say, is the Fixed-term Parliaments Act, passed in 2011, which mandates general elections every five years. It's a change from past tradition, which set five years as...
  • 'Kidnap Obama' UKIP candidate Jeremy Zeid replaced

    03/31/2015 3:39:57 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    BBC News ^ | March 31, 2015
    A UKIP parliamentary candidate who said in a Facebook post that Israel should "kidnap" US President Barack Obama has been replaced by his party. Jeremy Zeid, who was standing in Hendon, said President Obama should be "locked up" by the Israelis for "leaking state secrets". He was referring to the declassifying of documents on Israel's secret nuclear programme. Mr Zeid also said Israel should "do an Eichmann" on President Obama.
  • UK election campaign begins

    03/30/2015 6:00:41 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/30/15 | Susannah Cullinane
    David Cameron formally asked Queen Elizabeth II to dissolve his country's Parliament on Monday, opening the way for campaigning ahead of the May 7 general election. The procedural step means there are officially no members of Parliament until it reconvenes on May 18 for the swearing-in of members and the official state opening of Parliament on May 27.
  • Police Cover-up of Child Sex Abuse in Sheffield ‘Bigger Than Rotherham’

    03/28/2015 9:44:24 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/13/2015 | Oliver Lane
    South Yorkshire Police has covered up abuse on a “massive” scale in the former industrial city turned multicultural melting-pot, a retired veteran police officer has claimed, remarking in an interview the abuse was “bigger than Rotherham”.