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  • Reports: Britain will accept thousands of Syrian refugees

    09/03/2015 5:38:08 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 3, 2015 | By Karla Adam
    LONDON — The British Prime Minister David Cameron will announce imminently that Britain will take in “thousands” of Syrian refugees amid growing calls for the U.K. government to show greater moral leadership in the refugee crisis engulfing Europe, according to British media reports. Although Britain is a significant donor of humanitarian aid to Syria, there have been increasing calls for the country to open its doors to more refugees following the heart-breaking pictures of the 3-year-old boy who washed up dead on a beach in Turkey. Cameron pledged on Thursday that Britain would fulfill its “moral responsibilities,” and added that...
  • Author Frederick Forsyth reveals his missions for Britain's MI6

    British thriller writer Frederick Forsyth revealed he had conducted missions for intelligence service MI6 in extracts from his autobiography published Sunday. Forsyth, whose bestsellers include "The Day Of The Jackal", told of how he had assisted Britain's overseas spying agency in the Nigerian region of Biafra, East Germany, Rhodesia and South Africa. While working as a journalist in 1968, he was approached by an MI6 man called "Ronnie" who wanted "an asset deep inside the Biafran enclave" where there was a civil war between 1967 and 1970.
  • Amelia and Oliver top 62,000 DIFFERENT baby names in Britain ["Muhammad topped boys’ names..."]

    08/18/2015 5:44:35 PM PDT · by familyop · 29 replies
    Express, UK ^ | Aug 18, 2015 | Express, UK
    While Amelia and Oliver were the favourite names nationally, Muhammad topped boys’ names in London. And when spelling alternatives including Mohammed, Muhamad and Muhammet were combined, the traditionally Muslim name even overhauled Oliver as the national favourite boys’ name...The data, released by the Office of National Statistics, revealed that 6,649 boys born in 2014 were called Oliver, with 5,800 were named Jack. There were also 3,588 Muhammads, 2,536 Mohammeds and 1,116 Mohammads – a total of 7,240 babies.
  • Muslim women in UK have FOUR times as many kids as non-Muslims

    08/18/2015 3:46:00 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | August 18, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    How do the British think this is going to work out in ten years? Twenty? British authorities are not concerned about this, because they assume that Islam is a religion of peace and all will be well. But this will mean the fundamental transformation of British society — and probably the Islamization of Britain will not be gentle or peaceful. “Afghan and Somali women in Britain have FOUR times as many kids as UK born mums,” by David Pilditch, Express, August 17, 2015:The UK is now home to more families containing four or more children than at any time since...
  • A flypast to honour The Few: 18 Spitfires and Hurricanes take to the skies

    08/18/2015 12:02:35 PM PDT · by DFG · 30 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 08/18/2015 | EUAN MCLELLAND
    The skies above southern Britain echoed to the sound of massed Spitfires and Hurricanes today as the iconic aircraft took to the skies over south-east England to commemorate 75 years since the heaviest day of fighting during the Battle of Britain. The famous planes patrolled the skies once again after what was known as The Hardest Day, when the Luftwaffe launched a major offensive in a bid to wipe out RAF fighter command and achieve aerial superiority over the Channel. Just 600 RAF and Fleet Air Arm air crew managed to fly 927 sorties in an effort to stop 2,200...
  • Britain’s most popular baby boy's name? Muhammad, survey claims ~ Data blog: Is Muhammad really the

    08/18/2015 10:17:05 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 23 replies
    The Guardian ^ | December 1, 2014 | Staff
    Muhammad has become the most popular name for baby boys in the UK, the website BabyCentre has claimed. While Arabic names are on the rise, TV shows such as Game Of Thrones have also inspired names for the next generation. The list of the top 100 baby names of 2014 showed Muhammad has risen 27 places from last year to claim the number one spot for boys. The baby names chart ranks the names chosen by 56,157 BabyCentre.co.uk members who gave birth in 2014. There is a surge in Arabic names generally, with Nur a new entry in the girls’...
  • Smoking in vehicles: Illegal to smoke in a car (or other vehicles) with anyone under 18 present.

    08/17/2015 3:33:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Government of the United Kingdom ^ | August 17, 2015 | Department of Health
    Update on new law on smoking in cars and other vehicles with someone under 18. From 1 October 2015 it will be illegal to smoke in a car (or other vehicles) with anyone under 18 present. The law is changing to protect children and young people from the dangers of secondhand smoke. Both the driver and the smoker could be fined Ł50. The law applies to every driver in England and Wales, including those aged 17 and those with a provisional driving licence. The law does not apply if the driver is 17 years old and is on their own...
  • Our 'Imperial' Judges Are Out Of Control [That's In England]

    08/10/2015 11:24:36 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 6 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | August 10, 2015
    Our 'Imperial' Judges Are Out Of Control Emboldened by Tony Blair's disastrous Human Rights Act, the judiciary is claiming for itself the power to rewrite Parliament's laws By Norman Tebbit 10 Aug 2015 Many people must have been astonished to read in The Telegraph that the Court of Appeal has power to override the wishes of a deceased lady, Melita Jackson, about how her estate should be disposed of.There was no suggestion that the will was not properly drafted, nor that Mrs. Jackson was not mentally competent when it was written, nor that it did not clearly set out her...
  • Thousands march to Parliament demanding reparations

    08/05/2015 3:29:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Voice ^ | August 4, 2015 | Elizabeth Pears
    'We will honour our ancestors whether Britain likes it or not' THOUSANDS OF people marched peacefully from Brixton to Parliament on Saturday (Aug 1) to mark Emancipation Day and reiterate calls for reparations. The procession, which united people of African heritage across all ages, religions and cultures, followed a hugely successful event last year that left those in attendance feeling empowered. The crowds, which included many Pan-Africans, Rastafarians, member of the Nation of Islam, Christians and Black Hebrew Israelites, set off from Windrush Square and made the three-mile journey to the House of Commons. Emancipation Day – a national holiday...
  • Fluent English to be essential for UK public sector jobs

    08/02/2015 4:24:19 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 6 replies
    Press Trust of India, niticentral.com ^ | Monday, August 3, 2015 | Aditi Khanna
    London, Aug 2 (PTI): People in Britain who do not speak fluent English will be barred from public sector jobs which involve working directly with the public, the government announced today as part of its new tough immigration laws. From September, National Health Service (NHS) staff and council workers will be among those required to have language skills equivalent to GCSE grade C or above, the announcement said. It will also include police officers, social workers, teaching staff and assistants. Managers will have to test if employees can "communicate effectively with the public". Minister for the Cabinet Office Matt Hancock...
  • French riot police disperse migrants at Channel Tunnel

    08/02/2015 1:37:56 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 35 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Aug. 2, 2015
    French riot police have sprayed migrants with a chemical irritant as they tried to storm the Channel Tunnel, and the British and French interior ministers said the nightly attempts to reach Britain are part of a "global migration crisis" that needs an international solution.
  • Beware the perils of a ‘Little Britain’ and a ‘Little Japan’

    07/31/2015 10:19:20 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    Japan Times ^ | Jul 10, 2015 | Yoichi Funabashi
    Beware the perils of a ‘Little Britain’ and a ‘Little Japan’ by Yoichi Funabashi Jul 10, 2015 Article history Japan and Britain have responded in completely different ways to the China-led initiative to create the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), which the United States has opted not to join. In a rebuff to the U.S., Britain was the first Group of Seven member to announce that it would join the AIIB as a founding member. Out of courtesy, Britain informed the U.S. government of its intention just one day before its official announcement. Some within the U.S. government are still...
  • Calais goes UP IN FLAMES: Migrants fight to get into UK as ferry workers block harbour

    07/31/2015 8:51:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 76 replies
    Express ^ | Jul 31, 2015 | MARK REYNOLDS, ROB VIRTUE
    FLAMES filled the air in Calais after striking French ferry workers blocked roads with burning tyres leaving the port now resembling a WARZONE. ... Fires, which are currently blocking access to the harbour, have plunged the crisis zone into further chaos. It comes after Britain's borders faced more disruption last night as hundreds of migrants including children stormed the Eurotunnel. David Cameron has said Britain is threatened by a “swarm” of foreigners and the migrant crisis in Calais was likened to a “warzone.” Migrants were pictured clinging to a lorry as they left the port of Dover, while others in...
  • UK is Denying Refuge to Christians Fleeing ISIL, Say Church Leaders

    07/23/2015 4:51:42 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Charity launches petition with backing of Lord Carey, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, calling on the Government to provide a safe haven for Christians fleeing jihadi tyranny in Syria Church leaders have accused David Cameron of “turning his back” on Christians facing genocide in Syria and Iraq by failing to offer them refuge in the UK. Lord Carey, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, led criticism aimed at the Government for failing to provide a safe haven to Christians trying to flee the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil). He will sign a petition that is being launched on...
  • 60 Minutes Australia: Special Investigation Spies Lords and Predators(UK powerful pedophiles)

    07/20/2015 3:26:40 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 4 replies
    Australia's 60Mins Special Investigation exposing the dark secrets of Britain's most powerful (pedophiles) men.
  • Queen and the Queen Mother being taught a Nazi salute

    07/18/2015 12:52:55 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 72 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 17 July 2015 | Ollie Gillman and Imogen Calderwood and Elaine O'flynn
    The British public has reacted with fury after footage of the Queen performing a Nazi salute as a young girl was published by The Sun. The shocking film from 1933 shows Edward VIII teaching his nieces the seven-year-old future Queen and her three-year-old sister Princess Margaret how to do the salute in the gardens at Balmoral. The publication of the 17-second film has outraged thousands across the nation who believe that the Queen cannot be held responsible for her actions as a girl playing with her family. Scores of Twitter users vented their anger this morning, saying The Sun had...
  • Nigel Farage: I share concerns with Donald Trump

    07/15/2015 12:09:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | July 15, 2015 | Rowena Mason, political correspondent
    Farage likens himself to Henry VIII rather than Trump but admits to similarities between their concerns and says immigration debate will focus on threat of ISIS.Nigel Farage has said that he shares concerns about an out-of-touch political class with the controversial Republican Donald Trump, during a speech in the US in which the Ukip leader also warned about the security risk posed by immigrants. Farage made the comments at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative thinkthink in Washington DC, where he was asked whether he accepted the idea of himself as a “British Donald Trump”. “In terms of Donald Trump, I...
  • Polygamy could be the next sexual liberation campaign

    07/04/2015 1:22:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The London Spectator ^ | July 2, 2015 | Ed West
    Back in the early 1990s when the kind old 17th Duke of Norfolk was special guest at prize-giving night at our school he remarked that in Islam one was allowed up to four wives. ‘What a nightmare,’ he quipped, ‘imagine having four mothers-in-law’ (or something to that effect). I think back at the joke as indicative of a more innocent age; if he had said that now, some little Pavlik Morozov in the assembly would have tweeted his outrage and by the time the Duke left the building he would have been trending on Twitter, forced to step down as...
  • Victoria and Albert: How a royal love changed culture.

    07/02/2015 11:21:42 AM PDT · by Borges · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | 6/17/2015 | Lucinda Hawksley
    Much we take for granted today – from Christmas trees to birthday gifts – comes from the domestic traditions of the royal couple. When Queen Victoria inherited the British throne just a few weeks after her 18th birthday, there was immediate speculation about who she would marry. Few had foreseen that this little-known princess would become their monarch. But when the country found itself with a young queen after so many dissolute Hanoverian kings, it seemed that exciting new era was dawning.
  • Britain needs to get a better deal from Brussels or leave the European Union, major new study argues

    06/21/2015 5:29:30 PM PDT · by NRx · 3 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 06-21-2015 | James Kirkup
    David Cameron should lead Britain out of the EU if he is unable to secure a veto for the UK over European laws, win back control over employment rules and permanently protect the City from Eurozone regulations, a group of business leaders and economists has said. Unless the Prime Minister can achieve a fundamental change in Britain’s relationship with Brussels, the country’s households and businesses will be better off if the UK ops to leave the EU, the report concludes. The study, entitled Change, or Go, is the most detailed, fact based report produced to date on the UK's membership...
  • Oxford Union finds Britain should pay slavery reparations

    06/22/2015 5:49:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Jamaican Voice ^ | June 1, 2015 | Ruth Akinradewo, in Oxford
    A motion supporting compensation for former colonies wins following heated discussion.THE OXFORD Union - the debating society founded by members of Oxford University nearly 190 years ago - is known to be on good terms with controversy. A debate on Thursday (May 28) made no attempt to break with tradition, posing the question: does Britain owe reparations to her former colonies over the damage caused? It didn’t take just the debate to begin a polemic. The Union bar was criticised for promoting a cocktail special called 'The Colonial Comeback' alongside an image of two black hands in shackles. An apology...
  • Video: Cameron angers British Muslims after challenging them to do more to fight radicalization

    06/19/2015 11:10:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/19/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    The continuing movement of young Muslims from the UK to ISIS in Syria and Iraq has David Cameron concerned to the point of demanding more action from Muslim communities to fight radicalization. In a speech today, Cameron accused British Muslim leaders of “quietly condoning” the radical theology of ISIS and other Islamist terror groups. In response, leaders from those communities said that radicalization has been amplified by “rampant Islamophobia” in British society, and that Cameron needs to stop lecturing them on citizenship: Speaking at a security conference in Slovakia, Cameron urged British Muslims to do more to stop the...
  • Michelle Obama UK visit: 'When I look at young British Muslim women, I see myself' (barf alert)

    06/16/2015 9:51:30 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    (UK) Mirror ^ | June 16, 2015 | Mikey Smith
    The First Lady compared her struggle to succeed as a young black woman in America to the experience of inner-city Muslim girls The First Lady, who is visiting the UK for two days, and met with Prince Harry this morning, struggled to hold back tears as she gave an emotional speech to Mulberry School for Girls in London's Tower Hamlets. [Snip] She said: "Girls like you inspire me and impress me every single day. "When I look out at all these young women, I see myself. In so many ways your story is my story."
  • JK Rowling wanted Gandalf and Dumbledore to get married – now it’s really happening

    06/06/2015 5:39:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Metro UK ^ | June 4, 2015 | Ann Lee
    Just before gay marriage was legalised in Ireland, JK Rowling tweeted that she was hoping Gandalf and Dumbledore would be able to get married. Now that’s set to become a reality this weekend with LGBTQ rights activist group Planting Peace staging a wedding between the fictional wizards. The nuptials will take place in their rainbow-coloured headquarters opposite the Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas. The church threatened to picket the wedding if it ever happened....
  • Jihadi threat requires move into 'private space' of UK Muslims, says police chief

    05/25/2015 12:31:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Guardian and Observer ^ | May 24, 2015 | Vikram Dodd, Crime correspondent
    Exclusive: Britain’s most senior Muslim officer says potency of Islamist propaganda means some five-year-olds believe Christmas is forbidden.Islamist propaganda is so potent it is influencing children as young as five and should be countered with intensified monitoring to detect the earliest signs of anti-western sentiment, Britain’s most senior Muslim police chief has warned. Scotland Yard commander Mak Chishty said children aged five had voiced opposition to marking Christmas, branding it as “haram” – forbidden by Islam. He also warned that there was no end in sight to the parade of British Muslims, some 700 so far, being lured from their...
  • Losing their religion: the hidden crisis of faith among Britain’s young Muslims

    05/17/2015 7:38:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 05/16/2015 | Andrew Anthony
    As debate rages over the radicalisation of young British Muslims, are we overlooking a different crisis of faith? Ex-Muslims who dare to speak out are often cut off by their families and fear for their lives. A brave few tell us their stories. Sulaiman Vali is a softly spoken 32-year-old computer engineer. A natural introvert not drawn to controversy or given to making bold statements, he’s the kind of person who is happiest in the background. He lives alone in a modest house on a quiet street in a small town in East Northamptonshire. He doesn’t want to be any...
  • UK Plans To Do Away With Free Speech... In The Name Of Free Speech

    05/14/2015 12:04:13 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 40 replies
    TechDirt ^ | 05/13/2015 | by Mike Masnick
    Last fall,..UK Home Secretary Theresa May had made it clear that if her Conservative Party were re-elected, one of the first orders of business would be a new "Extremist Disruption Orders" plan that would outlaw any speech or events that the government declared "extremist." She wasn't kidding around. Following last week's election in the UK, David Cameron appears to be announcing just such a plan ... The measures would give the police powers to apply to the high court for an order to limit the “harmful activities” of an extremist individual. The definition of harmful is to include a risk...
  • Britain to announce new laws on Islamic extremism (to combat "poisonous Islamist ideology" )

    05/12/2015 6:48:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 55 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/12/15 | AFP
    London (AFP) - British Prime Minister David Cameron was to announce new laws to combat "poisonous Islamist ideology" Wednesday in his first major policy announcement since winning last week's general election. His centre-right Conservative government is to include a new law to "defeat extremism" in its legislative programme which will be announced to parliament by Queen Elizabeth II on May 27. Britain's strategy on Islamist extremism has been in the spotlight for months since Islamic State (IS) executioner "Jihadi John" was identified as Mohammed Emwazi from London and a string of young people left Britain to fight for the IS...
  • UK Election Should Make the Democrats Nervous: I hope this is not just wishful thinking.

    05/10/2015 2:47:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 8, 2015 | Roger L. Simon
    I am no expert in UK politics and I have never played an MP or even a barrister on TV, but I did forego a room at a Holiday Inn Express last night to stay up to the small hours watching BBC World at home, so I won’t let a lack of knowledge stop me. I think — and I hope this is not just wishful thinking — that the results of Thursday’s election in the UK augur poorly for the U.S. Democratic Party in 2016. Now most people know by now that the SNP (Scottish National Party) swamped Scotland,...
  • The British Tories Are Like American Republicans: No One Trusts Them To Be Conservatives

    05/09/2015 11:16:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/09/2015 | Robert Wargas
    Many people seem to think that the results of the British general election—a gain of 24 seats for the Tories, giving them a majority—herald a major win for conservatism. They don’t. They herald a major win for the Conservative Party, but just because it calls itself the Conservative Party doesn’t mean it does conservative things. Actually, the full official name of that party is the “Conservative and Unionist Party,” and last night was not a win for unionism either. The Scottish National Party, once a marginal outfit known outside Scotland only because Sean Connery supported it, picked up 50 seats...
  • Support for BNP Virtually Disappears on Torrid Election Day

    05/08/2015 3:19:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Express ^ | Fri, May 8, 2015 | TOM BATCHELOR
    SUPPORT for the far-right British National Party collapsed yesterday after its eight candidates picked up fewer than 2,000 votes.The BNP’s dismal showing – its worst performance in more than decade – saw the party receive support from just 1,667 voters, down from 563,743 in 2010. The party polled lower than the Monster Raving Loony Party and the little-known Cannabis Is Better Than Alcohol party. It meant the party lost it’s Ł500 deposit in every seat it was contesting, with the BNP’s vote share plummeting by 99.7 per cent. Former leader Nick Griffin, the face of the nationalist party for many...
  • Prehistoric man with shield found after dig [Pocklington UK]

    05/08/2015 1:23:40 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    Pocklington Post ^ | Thursday 30 April 2015 | unattributed
    An archeological dig in Pocklington has unearthed a prehistoric man buried with a shield. The skeleton was found in one of the square barrows at the recently discovered Iron Age burial ground on Burnby Lane, which is where developer David Wilson Homes is planning to build 77 new houses. MAP Archaeological Practice, the company which is carrying out the excavation work, says it has also discovered a man "of an impressive stature." The site has so far yielded more than 38 square barrows and in excess of 82 burials... Several of the square barrows contain personal possessions, including jewellery, and...
  • 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...
  • Britain's new princess named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

    05/04/2015 11:37:29 AM PDT · by NetAddicted · 43 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/4/2015 | Andrew Osborn
    (Reuters) - Britain's Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge have named their newborn daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, a choice that honors the baby's late grandmother Princess Diana and her great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth.
  • Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, is 'doing well' after giving birth to her second child

    05/02/2015 4:02:06 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 100 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 5-2-15 | Rebecca English & Jennifer Smith
    The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a baby girl, Kensington Palace has announced. The princess was born at 8.34am this morning weighing 8lbs 3oz, with the Duke of Cambridge present for the birth. Kensington Palace announced the birth shortly after 11am this morning, some five hours after Kate was admitted to the private Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in Paddington. The Duchess and her newborn daughter are both 'doing well', a palace spokesman said. The announcement came by way of a statement released by Kensington Palace shortly after 11am. It was then posted on the palace's official...
  • Britain's Labour has one-point lead over Conservatives - YouGov

    05/02/2015 1:49:38 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 18 replies
    firstpost.com ^ | May 2, 2015 | Reuters
    Britain's opposition Labour Party has taken a 1 percentage point lead over Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives, according to a YouGov opinion poll published on Friday, though still within the poll's margin of error.
  • Muslim vote could decide 25% of seats [in England]

    04/30/2015 9:50:49 AM PDT · by pabianice · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/30/15 | Slack, et al
    British Muslims could have the decisive vote in a quarter of constituencies, analysis shows. In 159 of the 632 seats, the number of Muslims is greater than the margin of victory in 2010. And this is true among almost half the 193 marginal seats, according to the Henry Jackson Society, which has carried out the first study of the religious breakdown of each seat. There are also 51 constituencies where the number of Hindus is larger than the winning majority five years ago. In addition, there are 15 constituencies, all marginal, where the number of Buddhists is greater than the...
  • British Labour chief: I’m going to make Islamophobia an aggravated hate crime

    04/27/2015 3:52:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 27, 2015 | Allahpundit
    Via Breitbart, a reminder that Britain’s left remains a few steps ahead of America’s in legally sanctioning thoughtcrime. Here in the good ol’ free-market U.S.A., we still prefer economic sanctions for deviating from ruling-class orthodoxy. But give us time. As a much older nation, the UK’s had longer to make “progress.” There’s a parliamentary election set for 10 days for now so Miliband’s speaking here with an eye to that. I wonder which group he’s hoping to goose into turning out with these remarks — devout Muslims or Britain’s Social Justice Warriors? Frankly, apart from women’s issues and gay rights,...
  • Secret US memo for Congress...says Britain's 'special relationship' with America is over

    04/12/2015 7:10:05 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 12 2015 | WILLIAM LOWTHER and GLEN OWEN
    Washington believes that the ‘special relationship’ between Britain and the US is over, according to a secret briefing document seen by The Mail on Sunday. The memo for members of Congress states damningly that ‘the UK may not be viewed as centrally relevant to the United States in all of the issues and relations considered a priority on the US agenda’. Dated April 2015 and drawn up to brief the Senate and House of Representatives on the impact of Britain’s General Election, the memo also warns that the UK faces turmoil if there is a hung parliament. The document –...
  • Secret US memo for Congress says Britain's 'special relationship' with America is over

    04/11/2015 5:53:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 77 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/11/15 | William Lowther, Glen Owen
    Secret US memo for Congress seen by Mail On Sunday says Britain's 'special relationship' with America is over Washington believes that the ‘special relationship’ between Britain and the US is over, according to a secret briefing document seen by The Mail on Sunday. The memo for members of Congress states damningly that ‘the UK may not be viewed as centrally relevant to the United States in all of the issues and relations considered a priority on the US agenda’. Dated April 2015 and drawn up to brief the Senate and House of Representatives on the impact of Britain’s General Election,...
  • Warwick Castle cannonball show sets fire to medieval boathouse (Ooops)

    04/10/2015 1:54:31 PM PDT · by NRx · 42 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 04-10-2015 | Nicola Harley
    Hundreds of tourists have been evacuated from Warwick Castle after a burning cannonball fired from the world's largest working siege machine destroyed a medieval boathouse by fire.
  • U.K. Makes a Big Oil Discovery

    Exploration firm U.K. Oil & Gas Investments said Thursday there may be up to 100 billion barrels of oil at an onshore site in south England, near Gatwick airport, a company spokesperson told CNN. That's more than double the amount of oil pumped from Britain's energy offshore North Sea fields in the past 40 years. The company's share of the total reserves are estimated at close to 9 billion barrels. UKOG chief executive Stephen Sanderson described the discovery as a "world class potential resource."
  • 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 (LifeSiteNews.com) – 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Britain's first gay prison wedding takes place as killers make history by tying knot behind bars

    03/28/2015 3:28:48 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 24 replies
    mirror.co.uk ^ | 28 March 2015 | Lucy Thornton
    Mikhail Ivan Gallatinov, 40 and his fellow male inmate Marc Goodwin, 31, tied the knot in the children's play alcove at their prison's visitor centre
  • Downton and out: 6th series will be last as cast gather to read through the new script

    03/26/2015 2:16:09 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 51 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 3-26-15 | Katherine Rushton & Hannah Flint
    The doors to Downton Abbey are finally closing. Carnival Films and ITV have announced that there will be no return to the famous home of the Crawley family after the sixth season airs, as they want to end on a high. Downton Abbey has been a huge international success, selling to broadcasters around the world, but its ratings in Britain had started flagging. NBC Universal, which owns the production company behind the show, said in an internal note to staff that the long-running drama was ‘approaching its natural conclusion’. The internal note, seen by the Daily Mail, said: ‘Whilst we...
  • Report: Every Ethnic Group in Britain Wants to Reduce Immigration

    03/25/2015 7:41:35 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/25/2015 | Nick Hallett
    Voters from every ethnic group in Britain want lower levels of immigration, a new study has revealed. The analysis by Migration Watch found that 79 percent of all respondents wanted immigration levels reduced, with 60 percent of Asian voters wanting a reduction. The feeling is echoed by black voters, 57 percent of whom also want to reduce immigration. Thirty-two percent of black respondents want a large cut, while 38 percent of Asian voters also it reduced by a large amount.
  • The baroness, Islamic extremists and a question of free speech

    03/22/2015 12:28:39 PM PDT · by wtd · 1 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 7:00AM GMT 22 Mar 2015 | Andrew Gilligan
    The baroness, Islamic extremists and a question of free speech Two groups campaigning to get British Muslims involved in the election are "clever fronts" to win political access and influence for Islamists holding extreme views, writes Andrew Gilligan.
  • David Cameron Pulls Report on Muslim Brotherhood

    03/17/2015 8:30:54 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 6 replies
    British Prime Minister David Cameron pulled a report on Monday that was widely expected to recommend against labeling the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization. The review, led by Britain’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Sir John Jenkins, also was expected to suggest that the Muslim Brotherhood’s activities in the United Kingdom should be more open and remain under review. No concrete policy recommendations were expected; however, the report was expected to name a network of linked organizations alleged to be involved in extremist activities. This network reportedly included a complex web of at least 60 organizations, think tanks, TV channels, and charities with...