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  • SAS deploy 'mannequin army' of shop dummies to lure ISIS jihadis into ambush

    10/08/2015 11:43:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The London Daily Express ^ | October 4, 2015 | Marco Giannangeli
    BRITISH Special Forces have used a “mannequin army” of shop dummies to lure dozens of Islamic State (ISIS) fighters into an ambush in eastern Syria, military sources have revealed. The operation targeted an ISIS unit that had been making repeated strikes on Kurdish Peshmerga forces. The top-secret mission took place two weeks ago near the town of Bussayrah, close to the Euphrates River, and involved a joint force of UK and American troops. At least a dozen shop mannequins were dressed in Kurdish combat uniforms before being flown in by members of the SAS. Some were posed holding weapons, as...
  • {Pakistani} London woman charged after alleged #killallwhitemen tweet

    10/07/2015 11:07:47 PM PDT · by Cronos · 14 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 6 October 2015 | Jessica Elgot
    A student diversity officer who came to prominence in a race row after allegedly tweeting the hashtag #killallwhitemen has been charged by police with sending a threatening communication. Bahar Mustafa, of Goldsmiths, University of London, is set to appear at Bromley magistrates court on 5 November. The 28-year-old from Edmonton, north-east London, faces two charges. One is sending a communication conveying a threatening message between 10 November 2014 and 31 May 2015. The second is for sending a grossly offensive message via a public communication network between 10 November 2014 and 31 May 2015 Mustafa was initially accused of...
  • A Neolithic causewayed enclosure and other exciting discoveries at Thame, Oxfordshire

    10/07/2015 1:18:51 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 1 replies
    Cotswold Archaeology ^ | unattributed
    At the end of August, Oxford Cotswold Archaeology (a joint venture between Oxford Archaeology and Cotswold Archaeology) completed the excavation of a site on the edge of Thame in Oxfordshire. The work was carried out in advance of new housing being built by Bloor Homes... Later in the Neolithic, a small henge monument was constructed within the causewayed enclosure. A second, smaller, ring-ditch was located close to the henge and this may also be of later Neolithic date. During the Bronze Age, the site saw virtually no activity or, at least, no activity which left a mark in the archaeological...
  • Student diversity officer 'posted racist comment on Twitter' saying 'kill all white men'

    10/06/2015 3:39:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | October 6, 2015 | Various agencies
    Bahar Mustafa former welfare and diversity officer for the union at Goldsmiths’ University of London Bahar Mustafa, 28, from Goldsmiths University, has been ordered to appear before magistrates. A university diversity officer who allegedly tweeted "kill all white men" will appear before judges to answer a charge of racism. Bahar Mustafa, 28, from Goldsmiths, University of London, has been ordered to appear before magistrates regarding a complaint of making "racially motivated malicious communication". The Met police said Miss Mustafa must attend Bromley Magistrates' Court to answer charges of sending a threatening message and communicating obscene or menacing messages at the...
  • Ham Sandwiches And Sausage Rolls May Be Banned From Office Kitchens For Being ‘Offensive’

    10/05/2015 10:10:17 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 101 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 5, 2015 | Andy Wells
    Kitchens that are shared between office workers may soon be banned from storing pork products like sausage rolls over fears that they are “offensive”. New guidelines proposed by interfaith group CoExist House say that employers should consider worker’s religions before allowing ham sandwiches placed in the fridge alongside other products. The group also suggests that alcohol should not be served at corporate events in case it upsets members of certain faiths.
  • Jamaica calls for Britain to pay billions of pounds in reparations for slavery

    09/28/2015 10:31:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | September 28, 2015 | Rowena Mason in New York
    David Cameron is facing calls for Britain to pay billions of pounds in reparations for slavery ahead of his first official visit to Jamaica on Tuesday. Downing Street said the prime minister does not believe reparations or apologies for slavery are the right approach, but the issue is set to overshadow his trade trip to the island, where he will address the Jamaican parliament. Ahead of his trip, Sir Hilary Beckles, chair of the Caricom Reparations Commission, has led calls for Cameron to start talks on making amends for slavery and referenced the prime minister’s ancestral links to the trade...
  • Muslim Paedophiles, Feminists and Future Civil War

    09/28/2015 1:05:25 PM PDT · by robowombat · 13 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 2015 | Paul Weston
    Muslim Paedophiles, Feminists and Future Civil War Over the past few weeks new cases involving Muslim “grooming and pimping” gangs have appeared almost daily in the British media. In his latest essay, Paul Weston takes a hard look at what is happening, and what it portends for “community cohesion” in Britain. Muslim Paedophiles, Feminists and Future Civil War By Paul Westonpaulweston The British police are slightly less of a disgrace than they were a couple of years ago. In the not-so-distant past there was little reporting of native British girls being drugged, groomed, raped and murdered by gangs of Muslim...
  • British Army General 'Threatens Mutiny' If Jeremy Corbyn Becomes PM

    09/23/2015 5:08:31 AM PDT · by Fennie · 12 replies
    The Journal ^ | September 20, 2015
    A BRITISH GENERAL has warned that newly-elected Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn could face "a direct challenge" from the army if he becomes prime minister, it has been reported. The unidentified general said Corbyn, who opposes Britain's Trident programme and supports withdrawal from Nato, would face "direct action" if he tries to downgrade the army, according to today's Sunday Times. The general told the paper that there were be "mass resignations" and "the very real prospect of an event which would effectively be a mutiny" if Corbyn were to "jeopardise the security of this country".
  • British General Threatens Military Coup If Corbyn Elected

    09/21/2015 2:43:03 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 36 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 9/21/15 | Tyler Durden
    "We’re not Bolivia for God’s sake"...
  • My Conversation with a British Government Immigration Attorney this weekend (Vanity)

    09/21/2015 10:05:48 AM PDT · by wac3rd · 28 replies
    I was on a guys weekend with some old college buddies and ran into a woman while were at the pool. She was very nice (seemed normal , 32 years old, married with a 2-year old daughter) and after a few minutes told us that she worked for the UK Government as an immigration official/attorney. She was literally oblivious to the issues of Islam and thinks more Brits should marry Asians. She doesn't like the US because we are "right wing" and "are backward and own too many guns. She said the UK is not religious, and I corrected her,...
  • Britain plans registry of religious leaders, will require government-specific training..

    09/15/2015 6:45:05 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 8 replies
    National Post ^ | 09/14/2015 | Andrew Gilligan
    Imams, priests, rabbis and other religious figures in Britain will have to enrol in a “national register of faith leaders” and be subject to government-specified training and security checks in the Home Office’s latest action on extremism. The highly controversial proposal appears in a leaked draft of the Government’s new counter-extremism strategy, seen by The Sunday Telegraph, which goes substantially further than previous versions of the document. The strategy, due to be published this fall, says that Whitehall will “require all faiths to maintain a national register of faith leaders” and the Government will “set out the minimum level of...
  • ISIS hacks email accounts of top UK ministers

    09/13/2015 10:10:41 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 4 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Sunday, September 13, 2015 | PTI
    At the beginning of this year, Twitter and YouTube accounts of the US Central Command (Centcom) were hacked by a group calling itself the "CyberCaliphate". Caption - Islamic State jihadists hacked into email accounts of top UK ministers London - British intelligence has uncovered a sophisticated espionage operation of the Islamic State in which jihadists targeted email accounts of top ministers, including the Home Secretary, according to a media report. An investigation by Government Communications Headquarters has discovered that extremists linked to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria have been targeting information held by some of Prime Minister David...
  • What does newly elected Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn think?

    09/12/2015 11:04:42 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 29 replies
    Guardianr ^ | Saturday 12 September | Nadia Khomami
    Corbyn was opposed to the Iraq war and has suggested that Tony Blair should stand trial as a war criminal over it. Corbyn says that immigration is not a drain on the economy and has campaigned on behalf of asylum seekers, most recently over the need to rescue Mediterranean refugees. Corbyn has proposed a National Education Service, which he says would be “every bit as vital and as free at the point of use as our NHS”. The service would begin with universal childcare. Corbyn has said he will also look at abolishing the charitable status of private schools. Corbyn...
  • U.K.'s left wing takes hard anti-U.S. turn

    09/12/2015 10:49:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 12, 2015 | Dan Hannan, British MEP
    For the first time in a lifetime of political analysis, I find myself lost for words. Nothing I write can do justice to the calamity that Britain's Labour Party has just inflicted on itself. The best I can do, to give you a sense of the man newly elected as Leader of Her Majesty's Opposition, is to summarize some of his opinions. Jeremy Corbyn is happy to talk to Irish Republican Army men, avowed anti-Semites and Hezbollah militants; but he refuses "out of principle" to talk to the Sun newspaper, a right-wing tabloid. He campaigns for the national rights of...
  • Man Beat Children With Electrical Cable, Spared Jail Because He’s An Immigrant

    09/12/2015 9:08:33 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/12/2015 | Liam Deacon
    An immigrant father who whipped his children with an electrical cable and threatened to stab them has been spared jail because he told the court he didn’t know his actions were illegal in Britain. One boy was left scared and bleeding. The case is likely to have been influenced by the legal precedent established in June, when a high court judge ruled that Immigrants should be allowed to “slap and hit” their children because of a “different cultural context.”The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, originally from The Gambia in West Africa, used an electrical cable with the...
  • A Prayer for 5776

    09/11/2015 7:03:02 AM PDT · by Shery · 5 replies
    As we approach Rosh Hashana, the people of Israel need to recognize how lucky we are. True, today, we find ourselves largely alone, set apart from our traditional partners in the Western world. But standing alone isn’t always the worst option. Today it is certainly not the worst option. Over the past several years, we have witnessed the growing radicalization and fragmentation of the societies of neighboring lands. Sunnis fight Shi’ites and one another. Minority populations are slaughtered, enslaved and oppressed. Regimes fall, rise and fall again. Today, every Arab society is either in danger or at war. And in...
  • This Is What Happens to A Disarmed Populace: UK Looks to Ban More Guns Edition

    09/09/2015 5:22:04 AM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 13 replies ^ | 9/8/15 | Robert Farago
    “Internal police documents seen by UK Shooting News have revealed that police firearms licensing employees want to ban: .22 semi-autos; magazine-fed shotguns; all 50-cals; section 2 certificates; free 1-for-1 variations; old spec deactivated firearms; antique firearms; and appeals to courts against police decisions.“Internal police documents seen by UK Shooting News have revealed that police firearms licensing employees want to ban: .22 semi-autos; magazine-fed shotguns; all 50-cals; section 2 certificates; free 1-for-1 variations; old spec deactivated firearms; antique firearms; and appeals to courts against police decisions. UK Shooting News’ author assures readers that this is all real, and not some feverish...
  • London police say Muslim hate crimes up by 71 percent

    09/08/2015 5:33:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Yahoo! News / Reuters ^ | September 7, 2015
    LONDON (Reuters) - The number of reported Islamophobic offences in London soared in the last year, police said on Monday with a Muslim group that monitors such attacks saying women were the primary targets. London's Metropolitan Police said there were 816 Muslim hate crimes in the British capital in the 12 months to July, a rise of 71 percent on the same period the year before. The force put the increase down to better reporting and an improved awareness among officers, but also said world events and the celebration of religious days led to a rise in hate crimes. "In...
  • 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 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, ^ | 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 ^ | 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...