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  • Secret Teacher: my school is an echo-chamber for leftwing views

    06/24/2017 2:58:14 PM PDT · by NRx · 5 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 06-24-2017 | Anonymous
    I teach in a mixed comprehensive in a constituency where on 8 June over two-thirds voted Labour, where an overwhelming majority voted Labour in the most recent mayoral vote, and where Labour has been the largest party on the local council for decades. A large majority of staff at our school vote Labour. As a Labour supporter, this thrills me; as a teacher, it makes me question whether my school is doing enough to help our students appreciate other viewpoints. As teachers, we are bound by the 1996 Education Act to present different political beliefs impartially and to not promote...
  • "Catholic" School Introduces Gender Neutral Uniforms [Catholic Church]

    06/24/2017 5:09:32 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 33 replies
    Eponymous Flower ^ | June 24, 2017 | Tancred
    "Catholic" School Introduces Gender Neutral Uniforms Edit: this is from the blog "Listening in the Desert", where the allegedly Catholic Diocesan school in the United Kingdom has introduced a gender-neutral uniform. St Anthony’s Catholic primary school in Southwark Diocese UK announced yesterday that it will be introducing a “Gender Neutral” school uniform from September 2017.In its weekly newsletter via the school’s website, Head teacher Mrs. Jane Day says:  “I am pleased to announce that the Governors have approved the introduction of a gender neutral uniform which will be introduced in September. Rather than having a separate uniform for girls and boys,...
  • Parliament hit by cyber attack leaving MPs unable to access their emails remotely

    06/24/2017 8:15:25 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 13 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 24 JUNE 2017 • 4:10PM | Ben Riley-Smith, assistant political editor
    Parliament has been hit by a cyber attack that has left MPs unable to access their emails if not in Westminster. MPs were alerted to the hack on Friday night and have reported problems getting into their email accounts on Saturday. The attack comes just days after reports that passwords of ministers were being flogged online after hacking groups managed to gain access. The parliamentary authorities are working with the National Cyber Security Centre to protect the network and ascertain the scale of the damage.
  • Sixty-eight flats in £2bn luxury block to be given to families... in Grenfell blaze

    06/22/2017 2:57:13 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 41 replies
    Evening Standard ^ | 6/22/17 | BENEDICT MOORE-BRIDGER, NICHOLAS CECIL
    Residents evacuated from Grenfell Tower are set to move into a £2 billion luxury complex in the heart of Kensington, the Standard can reveal. Plans are pressing ahead for some of the families made homeless from the devastating fire to be housed in one of London’s most desirable addresses. New flats in a Kensington High Street development — where penthouses go for up to £13 million — will be used to provide accommodation for families following the huge blaze that destroyed the tower block last week. Sixty-eight flats in the Kensington Row scheme have been acquired to permanently house families...
  • Finsbury Park Mosque links to radical Islamic terrorism

    06/19/2017 8:40:29 AM PDT · by Johnny Diamond · 10 replies ^ | June 19, 2017 | Ian Horswill
    The mosque became notorious when Abu Hamza al-Masri became the imam in 1997. Hamza, who had one eye and no hands and used hook devices, lied that the injuries were suffered when he fought for al-Qaeda against Russian forces in Afghanistan. He preached a strict interpretation of Islamic law and was outspoken about acts of terrorism. In a sermon he spoke about the need for Jihad: “Allah likes those who believe in Him who kill those who do not believe in Him. Allah likes that. So if you Muslims don’t like that because you hate the blood, there is something...
  • London police plead for calm after attack at mosque

    06/19/2017 3:56:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    AP via ^ | June 19, 2017
    LONDON (AP) — London police, already stretched by a series of major incidents around the capital, are putting more officers on the street to reassure the public after a driver plowed into a crowd of people leaving a mosque early Monday. One man died at the scene and 10 people were injured. Police say a suspect was arrested immediately after the attack, which is being treated as a terrorist incident. "Extra officers are on duty in the area to help reassure the local community," Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said. "They will be there for as long as they are needed....
  • Vehicle Hits Pedestrians In Finsbury Park

    06/18/2017 5:27:40 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 95 replies
    BBC ^ | 06/18/17
    One person arrested and "a number of casualties" as a vehicle hits pedestrians in Finsbury Park, London, police say This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. If you want to receive Breaking News alerts via email, or on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App then details on how to do so are available on this help page. You can also follow @BBCBreaking on Twitter to get the latest alerts.
  • 59% agree with Corbyn's proposal to take empty, private properties off owners to house fire victims

    06/17/2017 7:49:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Business Insider UK ^ | June 17, 2017 | Lianna Brinded
    Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said empty properties in the surrounding area of the Grenfell Tower should be requisitioned for victims of the fire. • A third of 5,321 adults said that they strongly support the proposal. • 26% said they tend to support Corbyn's proposal, bringing the total to 59% in agreement. • Corbyn's approach to the fire, which has so far killed 30 people and injured dozens of others, has been heralded by the public....
  • Duke of Edinburgh criticises young primary pupils' handwriting on visit to East End school

    06/15/2017 5:23:30 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 15, 2017 | Unity Blott and Joe Sheppard
    He may be retiring from public life but Prince Philip has shown he has no intention of holding back on his trademark honesty in the meantime. During a visit to a primary school in east London the Duke of Edinburgh left one teacher feeling a little flustered as he criticised the state of pupils' handwriting. He and the Queen were at Upper North Street School, in Poplar, to mark 100 years since innocent children were killed when a WWI bomb hit the site.
  • Inside the tower tomb London fire – death toll set to go past 100(T)

    06/15/2017 9:09:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 63 replies ^ | 6/15/2017 | Holly Christodoulou
    London Fire Brigade Commissioner Dany Cotton today said they are not expecting to find any survivors after a fire tore through the tower block as harrowing first pictures from inside the gutted building emerged. A local councillor has now told Sky News’ Adam Boulton that emergency services fear more than 100 people perished in the blaze which started just before 1am on Wednesday. The journalist tweeted: “This from @paulwaugh . I’m told by a London council source that the emergency services are expecting the number of deaths to be more than 100”.
  • British LibDem Party Leader Steps Down: 'It's Impossible to Stay Faithful to Christ'

    06/15/2017 7:14:53 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06-15-2017 | Michael van der Galien
    In a shocking move, the leader of Britain's Europhile and socially liberal party, the LibDems, have announced he'll step down. The reason? 'Christian Tim Farron stepped down amid speculation Lib Dem heavyweight Sir Vince Cable will lead the party. 'Mr Farron said it has felt "impossible" to be Lib Dem leader "living as a faithful Christian" and said he wants "to remain faithful to Christ". 'His resignation will trigger a leadership election next month when Parliament breaks for the summer recess.' Farron was criticized during the election campaign in Britain because he appeared to believe that practicing homosexuality was a...
  • UKIP MEP: 'We Must Rediscover Our Radical Core'

    06/15/2017 12:10:31 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 3 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06-14-2017 | Michael van der Galien
    One of the saddest aspects of Britain's election disaster was the horrible performance of UKIP, the party formerly led by Nigel Farage (and during the campaign by Paul Nuttall who has since resigned). Although UKIP played a prominent role in the campaign leading up to the Brexit referendum last year, the party's raison d'etat seems to have disappeared when voters backed Britain's exit from the European Union. Or so many voters clearly felt. UKIP Member of the European Parliament Bill Etheridge begs to differ, however. Writing for The Telegraph, Etheridge argues that UKIP lost because the party wasn't radical enough....
  • London’s police chief: “Islamophobia” is intolerable

    06/13/2017 1:41:02 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 59 replies ^ | 06/13/2017 | Robert Spencer
    The recent terror attacks in London have affected Muslims in the same manner as all other citizens of the city and terrorists do not discriminate between Muslims and non-Muslims in their attacks. Targeting of Londoners on the basis of their faith was unacceptable. These views were expressed by Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick, in an interview with a local media outlet, on Sunday. The police commissioner also said that hate crimes against Muslims have risen in frequency after the London Bridge and Borough Market attacks. “An attack in London is an attack on all of us. I understand Muslim communities...
  • Why are the Media Calling Sikhs,Blacks and Gays “Far Right”?Because they're Protesting Sharia Law

    06/12/2017 11:03:06 AM PDT · by davikkm · 10 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    In London, a peaceful march takes place that includes members of the Gay, Sikh and Black community; they march under the banner “Unite Against Hate”, but the BBC and other “progressive” news outlets are calling them “Far Right” and are not reporting on the violent attacks being perpetrated AGAINST them. The simple reason for this is because they are protesting Sharia Law. What’s not to protest??? The BBC talks of bottle and flares thrown during the March…And neglect to say that it was the “anti-racicst” protestors throwing things and assaulting peaceful marchers.
  • Donald Trump's state visit to Britain put on hold

    06/11/2017 12:11:28 PM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 28 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 6/11/17 | Patrick Wintour
    Donald Trump has told Theresa May in a phone call he does not want to go ahead with a state visit to Britain until the British public supports him coming. The US president said he did not want to come if there were large-scale protests and his remarks in effect put the visit on hold for some time. The call was made in recent weeks, according to a Downing Street adviser who was in the room. The statement surprised May, according to those present. The conversation in part explains why there has been little public discussion about a visit.
  • Carwyn James Was Arguably Rugby's Greatest Ever Coach – And He Was Also a Spy

    06/10/2017 4:17:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Wales Online ^ | 10 JUN 2017 | JAMES MCCARTHY
    A new book reveals he intercepted secret messages from Russia to pass onto GCHQHe was the coach that led the British and Irish Lions to their only test series victory against the All Blacks – and he was also a spy. Under Carwyn James ’ coaching the Lions secured a historic 3-1 victory in 1971, leaving him with the legacy of being perhaps the greatest coach the game has ever known. But in his new book, Into the Wind: The Life of Carwyn James, writer Alun Gibbard reveals a multilingual literature-lover who spied on the Russians during the Cold War....
  • Reflections on the UK Special Election: Union, Conservatism, and the Daft Liberal Media

    06/10/2017 6:59:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | June 10, 2017 | Arthur Schaper
    Conservatism has been on the upswing throughout the world. Nationalism, conservatism’s twin brother policy-wise, has gained as well, from Brexit to Trump’s victory, and also the Netherlands’ Geert Wilder gaining seats for the People’s Party for Freedom. Does the outcome of a hung parliament following the Unite Kingdom’s snap election signal a slavish reversion back to center-left politics across the globe? Does this less-than-expected outcome mean that Brexit is doomed? Are there any takeaways for the United States and conservatives fighting stateside for more liberty, less globalism, and a restoration of Judeo-Christian biblical values? First, some background. Brexit was a...
  • Who Will Be Britain’s Next Prime Minster?

    06/10/2017 4:32:18 AM PDT · by davikkm · 9 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    The Conservative party under Prime Minister Theresa May has failed to win an outright majority; this means that she has the option of either plodding along as a minority (with little hope of getting a Queen’s speech or a budget passed), or of forming a coalition. It is fairly clear that neither the Labour, Lib-Dems, or Independents are likely to get into bed with her party, so that leaves the Northern Ireland’s DUP (the Democratic Unionist Party), who won 10 seats. This would give a very slender majority (just over 326). But what price will the DUP exact for their...
  • Ruth Davidson given DUP gay rights assurance(Barf Alert)

    06/09/2017 6:24:10 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 5 replies
    BBC News ^ | 9th June 2017 | BBC News
    Ruth Davidson has been told by the prime minister that any Conservative deal with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) will not affect LGBTI rights. The Scottish Conservative leader, who is gay, plans to marry her partner in the near future. The DUP opposes same-sex marriage, with Northern Ireland the only part of the UK where it is not legal. Ms Davidson said she had been given an assurance that gay rights would not be eroded in return for DUP support. In a tweet sent on Friday afternoon, Ms Davidson highlighted a speech she made in Belfast about the importance of...
  • No-one likes Trump, I don’t care

    06/08/2017 11:49:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Asia Times ^ | June 9, 2017 | David P. Goldman|
    The US President is the first Western leader to stand up and announce that the whole sick business of terrorism has to stop. He means it. When three knife-wielding Muslims charged into the Black and Blue Steakhouse near London Bridge on the night of June 3, they had the back luck to encounter Mr. Roy Larner, who shouted, “F**k you, I’m Millwall,” referring to the South London football club supported by England’s most notorious hooligans. Mr. Larner fought them off with his fists and doubtless saved many lives. Millwall’s chant is, “No-one likes us. We don’t care.” President Trump looks...