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  • Scottish soldier's diary tells of horror at New Orleans

    01/22/2015 3:14:08 AM PST · by MadMitch · 70 replies
    BBC ^ | 22 Jan 2015 | BBC
    The Battle of New Orleans on 8 January 1815 was a result of Britain and America's War of 1812. US forces defeated a British army in the clash, which is still commemorated in the States today. The Battle of New Orleans on 8 January 1815 was a result of Britain and America's War of 1812. US forces defeated a British army in the clash, which is still commemorated in the States today.
  • NHS may be forced to abandon free healthcare for all says Britain's top doctor...

    01/20/2015 2:35:41 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 1/20/2015 | TANIA STEERE
    The NHS is ‘not fit for the future’ and unless it undergoes radical change it may be forced to abandon free healthcare for all, in the future, the service's top doctor has warned. Medical director of NHS England Professor Sir Bruce Keogh said the NHS must become far less reliant on hospitals and needed a ‘complete transformation’ of the way it operates. Sir Bruce told the Guardian: ‘If the NHS continues to function as it does now, it’s going to really struggle to cope because the model of delivery and service that we have at the moment is not fit...
  • Health Care Rationing: ‘Secret’ British NHS Policy Won’t Send Ambulances to Terminally Ill Patients

    01/14/2015 7:39:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/14/2015 | Stephen Kruiser
    Playing God to save a buck. More than 50 patients have died after an NHS trust introduced a secret policy to downgrade 999 calls and not to send ambulances to terminally ill patients. Managers at East of England ambulance trust were accused of “the most cruel form of rationing imaginable” after admitting that 8,000 patients had been affected by the changes.An internal NHS report discloses that 57 patients died after their calls were downgraded following a decision not to send ambulances to the terminally ill and to those who had given instructions not to resuscitate.It meant that, instead of...
  • Britain on alert for beheading attack

    01/14/2015 2:37:51 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies
    news.com.au ^ | January 13, 2015 | news
    BRITAIN is on high alert for a beheading attack after counterterrorism agencies picked up “chatter” from jihadists about plans to murder members of the armed forces. The Times reports that police and intelligence agencies are taking the threats extremely seriously in the wake of the Paris terror attacks.
  • GOD Economics

    01/11/2015 10:46:09 AM PST · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    Bible , the joshua chronicles ^ | 1-11-15 | Jedediah
    My Kingdom Economics are derived through "Thanksgiving"for it was in this manner the waters parted for Moses and the snakebites were of no consequence(I will lift my eyes to the hills) for as The Son Of God is lifted up doors open and miracles begin ! My endowment to Him( Jesus) is you( My children of Light ) and so it is as your love for Us is poured out ," Truly " it is returned flowing down upon your heads pressed down shaken together and flowing over into My very Will. So enter My Courts with Thanksgiving "YES" but...
  • SAS rushed in to guard our streets as Al Qaeda warns 'you're next'

    he elite Special Forces have joined counter-terror police and 1,900 Army personnel in the biggest security operation since the 2012 London Olympics. The news comes as Al Qaeda warned that France was only its third preferred target after Britain and the US. Most of the Special Forces will be wearing civilian clothes, while some have donned police uniforms to accompany police officers who visit the homes of persons of interest in response to intelligence leads by MI5.
  • USAF to pull out of airbases at Mildenhall, Alconbury and Molesworth

    01/08/2015 9:14:07 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 49 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1-8-2015 | BBC News
    The United States Air Force (USAF) has confirmed it will pull out of three UK airbases. US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said the Americans will leave RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk and RAF Alconbury and RAF Molesworth in Cambridgeshire. The move is part of a programme to save Ł320m ($500m) a year across Europe. The USAF lease the RAF bases. Mr Hagel said he understood it would mean job losses and thanked those who had supported the US Air Force. "I know that this will result in a reduction of our local host nations workforces at some locations; I value the...
  • Labour take election fight to the streets as Miliband wants supporters to knock on 4MILLION doors

    01/04/2015 4:25:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The London Daily Mirror ^ | January 4, 2015 | Jason Beattie
    Ed Miliband launches Labour’s election campaign on Monday by calling on supporters to knock on four million doors. The party leader will vow to fight the Tories and Lib Dems “house by house, street by street and town by town” until polling day on May 7. In a rallying call in Manchester, he will say: “Today is day one of our general election campaign. This is nothing less than a once in a generation fight about who our country works for.” Vowing not to be intimidated by the big-spending Tories, he will add: “We will offer hope, not falsehood. We...
  • As Britain Freezes, Wind Farms Take Power From Grid to Prevent Icing

    01/02/2015 6:31:33 PM PST · by PROCON · 42 replies
    breitbart ^ | Jan. 2, 2015 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    As Britain shivers under a blanket of snow and ice, it has emerged that offshore windfarms have been idling to prevent icing up – and drawing electricity off the national grid to do so. Critics have pointed out the “folly” of having windfarms idle in a cold snap, but industry experts insist that all forms of power generation involve some electrical input. The issue has been raised by Brian Christley, a resident of Abergele, Wales, who wrote to the Daily Telegraph to say: “Over the weekend just gone, the coldest of the year so far, all 100-plus off-shore wind turbines...
  • Britain Set for Five Month Arctic Freeze as 2015 Winter Chill Sets In

    12/31/2014 10:23:26 PM PST · by tellw · 48 replies
    Daily Express (UK) ^ | 1/1/2015 | Nathan Rao
    BRITAIN’S chaotic climate threatens to unleash A YEAR of freakish weather starting with a FIVE-MONTH Arctic freeze. Freezing gales, snow and harsh frosts will hold out until May thanks to plunging temperatures in the Atlantic Ocean. The entire year is likely to be dogged by cold blasts with a washout summer on the way, experts said. They say a bizarre set of circumstances have come together to drive erratic weather patterns through the year. In the immediate future Britain could be facing the worst winter freeze for a century with a bout of violent winter storms just around the corner.....
  • The Islamization of Britain in 2014

    12/31/2014 2:11:46 PM PST · by george76 · 32 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | December 30, 2014 | Soeren Kern
    Britain remains the world's leading recruiting ground for al-Qaeda. ... British school teachers are afraid to teach their students about Christianity out of fear of offending Muslims. — Roger Bolton, BBC Radio 4's Feedback program. Rather than taking steps to protect British children, police, social workers, teachers... and the media deliberately played down the severity of the crimes [of Muslim sexual grooming gangs] in order to avoid being accused of "Islamophobia" or racism. — From the report "Easy Meat: Multiculturalism, Islam and Child Sex Slavery." ... The problem of honor-based violence and forced marriages in England is "worse than people...
  • Brent oil hits new low as Opec price war deepens slump

    12/30/2014 9:23:26 AM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | December 30, 2014 | Andrew Critchlow,
    Brent crude plunged below $57 per barrel briefly on Tuesday, marking a new five-and-a-half-year low as traders bet that the global oversupply of oil will continue deep into 2015. The benchmark has fallen more than 45pc since June and is on track for its worst year since 2008, while oil traded in the US is now poised to crash through the $50 per barrel level. "Oil bulls are having another hard week as Brent oil dropped to $56.90, a new five-year low, as lingering worries over supply excess overwhelmed fear of Libya supply disruptions," said Peter Rosenstreich, head of market...
  • That Debt From 1720? Britain’s Payment Is Coming

    12/29/2014 7:39:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    NY Times ^ | December 27, 2014 | Stephen Castle
    Share prices went through the roof, speculation ran wild and money poured into ill-fated ventures before the boom turned, inevitably and catastrophically, to bust. After that financial crash in 1720, called the South Sea Bubble, the British government was forced to undertake a bailout that eventually left several million pounds of debt on its books. Almost three centuries later, Britons are still paying interest on a small part of that obligation. Now, prompted by record low interest rates, the British government is planning to pay off some of the debts it racked up over hundreds of years, dating as far...
  • Record Boxing Day sales as bargain hunters 'blow Ł3BILLION' (UK)

    12/28/2014 9:03:36 AM PST · by klpt · 4 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 27 December 2014 | Sean Poulter
    Boxing Day bargain hunters spent a record Ł3billion online and in stores across the UK yesterday in the largest sales day for years. But retailers have predicted that with revellers rested after Christmas, and no sporting matches vying for shoppers' attention, today could have been even busier. Shoppers queued from 10.30pm on Christmas Day outside some stores to snap-up the best deals, with a record Ł519,000 spent every minute online. Despite the spike in sales, High Streets across Britain were quieter than in recent years with more people than ever choosing to do their shopping from home. A sudden onslaught...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Falklands defence review after military deal between Russia and Argentina

    12/27/2014 8:26:19 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 34 replies
    Sunday Express, UK ^ | December 28, 2014 | MARCO GIANNANGELI
    DEFENCES on the Falklands are being reviewed after it emerged Russia plans to offer Argentina long-range bombers. The aircraft, which Moscow will swap for beef and wheat, would be able to mount air patrols over Port Stanley. Ministry of Defence officials fear Buenos Aires would take delivery of the planes well before the deployment in 2020 of the Navy’s 65,000-tonne aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth and its F-35B fighters, leaving a “real window of vulnerability”. Defence cuts have left the Falklands with just four RAF Typhoon fighters, Rapier surface-to-air missiles and fewer than 1,200 troops, supported by a naval warship...
  • The Jihadist Connection to Epidemic Child Abuse

    12/27/2014 7:01:17 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 23 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | James Lewis
    In Britain, these long-suppressed rivers of cultural rot are finally beginning to make headlines in the media, after decades of spreading under cover of media censorship. Pedophile rings have been publicly exposed at the very top of the BBC -- George Orwell’s infamous Ministry of Truth, which only broadcast lies. Recently a ring of 22 pedophiles was exposed in Parliament, with headline allegations of murders of some child victims. In cities like Rotherham, Pakistani gangs victimized thousands of children. Pakistanis criminals were invariably labeled “Asians” in the press during this time of witch hunts. But the word “Asian” never seemed...
  • Sweyn Forkbeard: England's forgotten Viking king

    12/30/2013 6:09:05 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 30 replies
    BBC News ^ | David McKenna
    On Christmas Day 1013, Danish ruler Sweyn Forkbeard was declared King of all England and the town of Gainsborough its capital. But why is so little known of the man who would be England's shortest-reigning king and the role he played in shaping the early history of the nation? For 20 years, Sweyn, a "murderous character" who deposed his father Harold Bluetooth, waged war on England. And exactly 1,000 years ago, with his son Canute by his side, a large-scale invasion finally proved decisive. It was a brutal time, which saw women burned alive, children impaled on lances and men...
  • America Is Losing Its Edge: If we don't change course, we are going to go the way of Britain.

    12/15/2014 9:15:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 12/15/2014 | Spengler
    We have heard over and over again that America is still the world’s fountain of innovation, the home of fracking and Facebook. The two “F’s” of American innovation are about to become one: The collapse of oil prices portends a collapse of the shale boom. High-yield energy bond yields have soared from 5% to 12% in the past few months, and investors are fighting to get to the door. Most unconventional oil and gas projects are unprofitable at $60 a barrel, and that’s where oil will trade for the next year or two.Facebook is a clever gimmick, but it...
  • Britain forced to ask Nato to track 'Russian submarine' in Scottish waters

    12/10/2014 7:51:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | December 9, 2014 | Ben Farmer
    Britain called in Nato sea patrol planes to hunt for a suspected Russian submarine off Scotland last month, after the Government scrapped its own similar aircraft in defence cuts, it has been disclosed. Maritime patrol aircraft from France, America and Canada flew to Scotland to join Royal Navy warships hunting for the suspected submarine after it was spotted at sea, west of Scotland At the height of the hunt in late November and first days of December, four allied patrol planes flew to RAF Lossiemouth to join the search, Aviation Week reported.
  • STORM OF CENTURY: Britain to be smashed by hurricane-force wind and SIX-STOREY waves

    12/09/2014 11:54:01 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 98 replies
    express.co.uk ^ | December 9, 2014 | express.co.uk
    The deepest and most powerful low pressure system for A CENTURY is currently hurtling towards the west coast where mammoth 50-ft waves threaten mayhem. While waves the height of six-storey buildings are believed to be forming in the North Atlantic, according to the BBC. These terrifying images show a gigantic sea swell on a direct collision course with Britain with landfall expected to hit tonight and through tomorrow.
  • Britain is in danger of becoming a police state because of threat of home-grown extremists, warns…

    12/06/2014 7:12:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 14:09 EST, 6 December 2014 | Jenny Awford
    Britain could be pushed towards a “police state” in which officers are turned into Orwellian “thought police” in the battle against extremism, one of the country’s top cops has warned.Sir Peter Fahy, the chief constable of Greater Manchester Police, said police should not be left to decide what is acceptable free speech as the threat of severe terrorist attack intensifies.Instead politicians, academics and others in civil society should have to decide when radical Islam veers into extremism and when anti-gay or anti-women’s rights sentiments cross the line.The vice-chair of the police’s terrorism committee warned that unless this happened, it would...
  • Richard III's DNA throws up infidelity surprise

    12/02/2014 4:36:01 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 48 replies
    BBC ^ | 12-2-14 | Paul Rincon
    Analysis of DNA from Richard III has thrown up a surprise: evidence of infidelity in his family tree. Scientists who studied genetic material from remains found in a Leicester car park say the finding might have profound historical implications. Depending on where in the family tree it occurred, it could cast doubt on the Tudor claim to the English throne or, indeed, on Richard's. The study is published in the journal Nature Communications. But the scientists would not be drawn on what meaning it might have - if any - for the current Royal Family, as it was still unknown...
  • Muhammad tops as the most popular baby name in Britain

    12/02/2014 4:31:55 PM PST · by juliosevero · 11 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Muhammad tops as the most popular baby name in Britain From Muslim cradle to British grave By Julio Severo There is a surge in Islamic names in the U.K. in 2014, according to the Daily Mail. Mosque in Britain The champion is Muhammad, which is now the most popular male baby name in Britain. Predictably, Muslims will outnumber the ethnic British people in a few decades, and U.K. will be officially Islamic. Today, many “English” Muslims, who are not ethnic British, are joining Islamic terrorist groups in the Middle East. Usually, they were born to immigrant parents. In the...
  • A Battle for Western Civilization

    11/24/2014 1:27:56 PM PST · by Travis McGee · 27 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | November 21, 2014 | Paul Weston
    Transcript of Paul Weston’s speech: Well, hello all. Thank you again to Steve Eddowes for asking me to come down and speak to you today. After my last speech a lot of people have been emailing me saying, “How come some middle class nancy-boy like you supports the EDL?” And I’ve got a very simple answer for that because at the moment the EDL are the only people in this country who are standing up for what’s going on. We, in twenty-first century England, are looking at a battle for survival over the coming decades — the battle for western...
  • Five EU Nations Condemn Demolition of Terrorists' Homes

    11/21/2014 5:25:33 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 29 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/11/14 | Ari Yashar
    Ambassadors from five major European Union (EU) member states met with the Foreign Ministry's senior diplomat Alon Ushpiz in Jerusalem on Thursday, where they voiced opposition to the demolition of the homes of Arab terrorists. Germany, France, Britain, Italy and Spain were the five countries whose consul generals argued that such demolitions, which are meant as a deterrent for future terrorists and a punishment for heinous crimes, are "counterproductive." The ambassadors also denounced the attack on a Jerusalem synagogue this Tuesday in which four Jews and a Druze police officer were murdered by two Arab terrorists, reports Haaretz citing Israeli...
  • Britain may turn into Europe’s most politically unpredictable country

    11/22/2014 1:33:11 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 13 replies
    reuters.com ^ | November 21, 2014 | Anatole Kaletsky
    ... Britain could become literally ungovernable after the election, with no single party or coalition of parties able to form a majority government. Current public opinion polls predict that neither the Conservatives nor the Labour Party will win enough seats to form a majority government — even in a coalition with Liberal Democrats. Conservative-Liberal and Labour-Liberal majorities may both prove arithmetically impossible because of the rise of previously insignificant fringe parties. The Scottish Nationalists look able to boost their six seats in Parliament to anything between 20 and 50, largely at Labour’s expense. The United Kingdom Independence Party is threatening...
  • UKIP Is Better but Is No Solution

    11/21/2014 5:06:17 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 5 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 21 November 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Yesterday the UK Independence Party (UKIP) has gained its second seat in Britain's House of Commons, the lower House of Parliament, with Mark Reckless elected in the Rochester and Strood constituency, in Kent. The victory was obtained through a comfortable, though not dramatic, majority of 2,930 votes over the Conservative runner-up Kelly Tolhurst, a majority which many say may easily be lost again at the May 2015 general election for the UK Parliament. This, and especially UKIP's first Member of Parliament, Douglas Carswell, elected on 9 October 2014 in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, with a landslide of 60% of the vote,...
  • Northern Ireland anti-abortion activist convicted

    11/19/2014 10:06:22 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 19, 2014 10:53 AM EST | Shawn Pogatchnik
    Northern Ireland’s most prominent anti-abortion activist was convicted Wednesday of harassing the director of Belfast’s only abortion clinic in the latest chapter of a bitter two-year confrontation. Bernadette Smyth, leader of the Precious Life group, was convicted on two counts of threatening Dawn Purvis, who runs British family planning service Marie Stopes’ Belfast branch. It is the only such clinic on the island of Ireland, where abortion is legal only in extreme cases where a woman’s life is deemed at risk from her pregnancy. …
  • Patriotism Means Uncovering the Truth

    11/14/2014 5:15:16 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 7 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 15 November 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Unfortunately I'll have to skip tomorrow's London Forum meeting. But I wish to write about the topic of one of the announced speeches, by Richard Edmonds: "Bad Nenndorf – a Nuremberg Trial for Allied War Criminals". The subject is described as "the tragedy of Bad Nenndorf where in the aftermath of WWII British torturers, many of them later emigrating to Israel, killed dozens of National Socialist sympathisers including girls belonging to the BDSM." Richard Edmonds is a British nationalist who is capable of criticising his country when necessary, who rightly doesn't believe that patriotism means defending the indefensible. I'd never...
  • Faith schools which 'indoctrinate' children against homosexuality face being closed down...

    11/03/2014 7:01:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | November 2, 2014 | Tom McTague, Deputy Political Editor
    Schools found ‘indoctrinating pupils about gay people’ will face being closed down under new rules designed to promote ‘British values’, the Government confirmed today. The Department for Education insisted it was ‘nonsense’ to suggest teachers would have to give lessons on gay rights. But a spokesman insisted Ofsted, which has introduced the new rules the wake of the Islamist Trojan Horse plot to radicalise pupils in Birmingham, was right to ensure schools were not breeding grounds for homophobia. A spokesman said: ‘Ofsted are rightly ensuring that schools do not indoctrinate pupils about gay people - or any other people -...
  • Pestilences Produce Plenty of Painful Problems

    11/03/2014 5:05:16 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/03/14 | Dr. Don Boys
    History of the British Isles in all its subsequent developments of race, customs, architecture, and so forth, was in large part determined by an epidemic disease Pestilences have a horrific record in mankind’s history having produced massive problems of civil disorder, disruption of labor, economic disaster, insurrection, and demise of whole populations. Maybe we can learn from the plague of Saint Cyprian and not make the same mistakes people of that day made. In A.D. 250, the Roman Empire was in turbulence. The Goths had just won a major victory and the barbarians were at the gates of Rome. Barbarians...
  • The towns where exploiting children 'is the new normal': New police report reveals scale of sex

    10/30/2014 7:39:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 30, 2014 | Jaya Narain and James Tozer
    Child sexual exploitation has become the ‘social norm’ in some towns, a report warns today. Schoolgirls are routinely being approached by much older men who ply them with alcohol, drugs and gifts as a way of grooming them for sex, says the study commissioned by police. Figures in the report suggested almost 650 children reported missing in towns across Greater Manchester in 2014 were at risk of child sexual exploitation or serious harm. But despite almost 13,000 reports of child sex abuse in the past six years, only 1,078 people were convicted, figures from Greater Manchester Police revealed. The report’s...
  • Pensioner Charged with Racism After Saying 'I'm not a Muslim' at Airport Security

    10/27/2014 7:11:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | October 27, 2014 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    A British pensioner who quipped "I'm not a Muslim" when asked to remove his shoes at airport security spent more than six months with a criminal charge of racism hanging over him, before the Crown Prosecution Service dropped the case just one day before it was due in court. Paul Griffith, who was flying from Stansted Airport in Essex, has described the experience as "incredibly stressful", the Daily Mail has reported. Griffith, 75, was on his way to Malaga, Spain, for a week’s holiday when he set off the scanners on his way through security at Stansted Airport earlier this...
  • Britain to Crack Down on Muslim Brotherhood

    10/24/2014 5:20:25 AM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | October 24, 2014 | P. David Hornik
    Britain to Crack Down on Muslim BrotherhoodPosted By P. David Hornik On October 24, 2014 @ 12:45 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 4 Comments Britain’s The Telegraph reports that Britain is aiming to take serious measures against the Muslim Brotherhood. The situation contrasts notably with the one in the U.S., where—among much else—the Obama administration has cut back ties with the current, geopolitically moderate Egyptian government because—backed by the most massive popular protest in world history—it came to power by overthrowing a Muslim Brotherhood regime that the administration favored.As The Telegraph describes it: Downing Street is to order a crackdown...
  • PHUKET: Medical officials investigate death of possible Ebola victim (Thailand)

    10/25/2014 1:42:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Class Act Media's The Phuket News ^ | October 25, 2014 | Nattha Thepbamrung
    Phuket's Provincial Public Health Office sent agents to the condo to collect samples to test for the Ebola virus after discovering the victim, Martin John Roberts Clark, 68, had recently returned from Nigeria. Phuket Governor, Nisit Jansomwong, explained that the result of the autopsy would be announced today (October 25). Dr Kajornsak Kaewjarat, chief of Phuket Provincial Public Health Office said that the agents at the scene were collecting blood and mucus samples as well as other belongings from the room. Dr Kajornsak said, “The samples and belongings will be sent to the Regional Medical Sciences Centre in Phuket. “He...
  • Scotland Yard: Minimum of Five Britons Join ISIS Every Week

    10/21/2014 5:49:24 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10-21-14 | Ari Yashar
    Britain's most senior police officer revealed shocking statistics on Tuesday, according to which five UK citizens are leaving each and every week to join the brutal Islamic State (IS or ISIS) terrorist group in Syria and Iraq. Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe was quoted by the Huffington Post saying: "the advance of IS across Iraq and Syria...are not just the horrors of distant lands. We know that over 500 British nationals traveled to join the conflict. Many have returned and many will wish to do so in the coming months and perhaps in future years." "We still have an...
  • Britain threatens Internet 'trolls' with two years in jail

    10/20/2014 12:07:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Agence France-Presse ^ | October 19, 2014
    People found guilty of Internet "trolling" in Britain could be jailed for up to two years under government proposals outlined on Sunday, following a number of high-profile cases of abusive and threatening behaviour on Twitter. Justice Secretary Chris Grayling told the Mail on Sunday newspaper: "This is a law to combat cruelty -- and marks our determination to take a stand against a baying cyber-mob." There has been increasing concern in Britain about the growing scourge of Internet "trolls" who post hate-filled messages on social media, often threatening their targets. The parents of missing girl Madeleine McCann are among the...
  • Social media is now influencing credit scores in the UK

    10/13/2014 7:10:54 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 9 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 10-13-2014 | Tommy Wyher
    It might be time to whittle down your friends and followers on Facebook and Twitter. Not just because they continually post “news” articles from The Daily Mash or because they upload twelve pictures of their newborn baby every day, but because they could be negatively affecting your credit scores and credit worthiness. In a society where online data is abundant and easy to obtain, creditors are starting to use this information to their advantage. Lenddo, a ‘trust-based lender,’ is very open regarding their policy of using social media data as a factor in loan applications. In an article by Fortune...
  • David Cameron mustn't take extra wives. Britain isn't ready for a polygamous PM

    10/18/2014 2:51:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The London Daily Mirror ^ | October 18, 2014 | Nigel Nelson
    Any man eager to acquire more than one wife faces seven years behind bars to deter him. But where’s there’s a will, guys, there’s a way. Just get married in one of 48 countries which allow a chap to collect spouses like stamps and then bring your harem home. That’s because bigamy is illegal in the UK, but polygamy isn’t if weddings took place where it’s recognised. Afghanistan, say, or Iran, Iraq, Libya, and the Yemen. You can even bag an extra wife or three in less disagreeable haunts like the Maldives, Morocco or Malaysia. Your wives will also be...
  • Earthquake 4.0: UKIP Wins First Westminster Seat with Landslide Carswell Victory

    10/09/2014 8:33:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | October 9, 2014 | Raheem Kassam
    CLACTON-UPON-SEA, United Kingdom -- The United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) tonight took its first elected seat in the House of Commons following Douglas Carswell's stunning defection and by-election in the Essex seat of Clacton-Upon-Sea. Shortly after the Heywood and Middleton by election result - a vote hosted on the same day in the north of England - UKIP cruised to victory with a total of 60 percent against the Conservative Party's 25 percent. For Prime Minister David Cameron and his party the result is a hammer blow, though not an unexpected one. On today, the PM's birthday, the Tories got...
  • Video purports to show ISIS beheading British hostage

    10/03/2014 3:35:28 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    CBS ^ | 10/3/2014
    An Internet video released Friday purports to show a fighter for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) beheading British hostage Alan Henning and threatening yet another American captive, the fourth such killing carried out by the extremist group now targeted in U.S.-led airstrikes. The video mirrored other beheading videos shot by ISIS, which now holds territory along the border of Syria and Iraq. It ended with an Islamic State fighter threatening a man they identified as an American named Peter Kassig. "Obama, you have started your aerial bombardment of Shams (Syria), which keeps on striking our people, so...
  • Hard Left Tries to Assault Farage

    09/30/2014 12:12:35 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 9 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 30 September 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    They don't assault - unless prevented by the police - only the English Defence League (EDL) now. The extreme Leftists have been attacking even the moderate UKIP, showing that nothing short of Leninism satisfies them. Two days ago, UKIP leader Nigel Farage was in Rochester, Kent, with the new candidate for UKIP in the upcoming by-election in the constituency of Rochester and Strood, Mark Reckless - who defected from the Conservatives to Farage's party on the last day of UKIP's conference - for a day of campaigning in the constituency. Reckless will resign his Rochester seat as a Tory...
  • Ł50,000 Wind Turbine Taking 7 Centuries to Pay for Itself

    09/29/2014 1:13:56 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 18 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 19 September 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Subtitle: the umpteenth confirmation that governments shouldn't be entrusted with our money. This was reported last July, but I've only learned about it now. It's got to be covered, it's too absurd to miss. On 10 July 2014, the Daily Mail reported the planned axing of a wind turbine built with taxpayers' money - almost Ł50,000 - and generating only an average of Ł5 of electricity a month. It was calculated that it would have required 757 years before its cost was offset. I'm tempted to say that this must be the most absurd wind turbine ever but, given...
  • Choral music not heard since era of Henry VIII has been played for first time in 500 years

    09/29/2014 7:06:41 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9-29-14 | Hannah Furness
    Choral music not heard since the time of Henry VIII has been brought to life for the first time in 500 years, as an academic unearths an untouched manuscript and shows it to a modern choir. The manuscript, a book of 34 religious songs, was given to Henry VIII as a lavish gift from a French diplomat in his early reign. Containing songs referencing Henry and his then-bride Catherine of Aragon, it is considered the most "luxurious" surviving diplomatic gift of its kind. It remained in the Royal Collection after the king's death, and was later given to the nation...
  • [Nigel] Farage speaks at UKIP national conference

    09/28/2014 7:52:33 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 10 replies
    You Tube ^ | 26 September 2014
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  • Paul Weston Speaks At EDL March On Downing St "Cameron is a traitor" 20th Sept. 2014 HD

    09/24/2014 8:51:39 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 3 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/ ^ | Sept 21, 2014 | You tube
    Paul Weston Speaking at the English Defence League protest march to Downing Street, on good/evil, right/wrong, civilisation/barbarianism! Liberty GB leader Paul Weston denounces David Cameron as a traitor in this passionate speech, filmed across the road from the Memorial to the Women of WW2, Whitehall, London, just around the corner to Downing Street on 20th September 2014. Peacefully protesting against Islam, Muslim grooming gangs, female genital mutilation (FGM), Islamic militants, sharia law, hate preachers, halal slaughter, terrorism and the increasing Islamification of our country. I'm sorry for the camera shake, but I'm only small and I was getting bounced around...
  • The Men with Many Wives: the British Muslims who practise polygamy

    09/24/2014 3:27:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | September 24, 2014 | Rachel Stewart
    Happy families? The Men with Many Wives, Channel 4Rachel Stewart on Channel 4's documentary about the Muslims who circumvent British law. It is estimated that as many as 20,000 polygamous Muslim marriages exist in the UK. In a Channel 4 documentary this week, director Masood Khan will delve into the community of British Muslim polygamists to find out “what makes these people tick” and how a religious group is able to put its own practices above UK law. Khan was drawn to the subject after hearing about women in Britain – mostly well-educated, third- or fourth-generation immigrants or Western converts...
  • Salmond threatens unilateral declaration of independence

    09/22/2014 12:43:04 AM PDT · by sinsofsolarempirefan · 19 replies
    Alex Salmond has raised the prospect of Scotland unilaterally declaring independence without another referendum as he abandoned his promise to accept the result and claimed that No voters were “tricked”. Despite it being illegal, the First Minister argued the Scottish Parliament could say Scotland was leaving the United Kingdom at the point at which it had been devolved so many powers it was effectively independent. The First Minister appeared to blame elderly Scots, who were most hostile to leaving the UK, for holding back younger generations and argued that independence is inevitable after they die off
  • 10 Common Misconceptions About Britain

    09/20/2014 1:42:20 PM PDT · by Brother Cracker · 57 replies
    listverse ^ | April 14, 2009 | Listverse Staff
    If you are British, or know a lot about Britain, you won’t be surprised by the misconceptions below. However, you may be even MORE surprised to learn that in some places these things are believed! If you believe all or any of these points, sorry, but you are mistaken – but fortunately listverse is here to correct things. Here they are, in no particular order: 10 British Nation British-Flag.Jpg Misconception: Britain is a country. While “Britain” or “Great Britain” does refer to the general area, neither of them refers to a country. Britain is a general term for Wales, Scotland...
  • Agent ‘Fifi’: The stunning British spy who seduced secrets of war from her ‘prey’

    09/18/2014 3:53:12 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 9-18-14 | Terrance McCoy
    It was a late March day when notice arrived that Fifi’s services would be required. She would have two days to prepare — two days to travel from her London apartment to Liverpool, two days to memorize the physical details of her “prey.” His name was Quinaux. He was 28. Black hair. Brown eyes. Dimpled chin. He would be waiting at the State Cafe. And she was to charm every secret she could out of him. Of course, Quinaux didn’t know this. He was training to be a British spy and, according to a letters dated March 22, 1943, he...