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  • Commonwealth Freedom of Movement Organisation wants free movement between UK,Canada,NZ and Australia

    09/25/2016 4:02:57 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 25 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 26th September 2016
    <p>WHILE much of the world is throwing up new borders to clamp down on unwanted migrants, one organisation is pushing for free movement between Australia and a select group of countries.</p> <p>The Commonwealth Freedom of Movement Organisation wants to see unrestricted movement for citizens of Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK between nations.</p>
  • 'I'm a non-binary 10-year-old'

    09/19/2016 7:42:58 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 84 replies
    BBC ^ | September 18, 2016 | Leo
    Leo is 10 years old. For most of his life he's lived as a girl, but this summer he began to speak openly about his sense that this didn't feel quite right. With research help for his parents, he's decided he is non-binary - in his case, both masculine and feminine - though for the moment he dresses as a boy and has taken a male name. This is Leo's story in his own words. I'm not a boy. I thought I was a boy, because I'm not entirely a girl. We tried that for a bit, and I thought:...
  • Cameron ‘ultimately responsible’ for Libya collapse and the rise of Isis, Commons report concludes

    09/17/2016 12:32:08 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 11 replies
    The bloody collapse of Libya – which triggered a refugee crisis and aided the rise of Isis – is blamed today on David Cameron's blunders when he intervened to overthrow Colonel Gaddafi. A damning report by MPs condemns the 2011 military campaign for lacking both “accurate intelligence” and a coherent strategy for the aftermath of removing the dictator. The disastrous results were “political and economic collapse”, tribal warfare, the refugee crisis, widespread human rights abuses and the rise of Islamic State (IS) in North Africa, fuelled by weapons abandoned by the Gaddafi regime. The Foreign Affairs Select Committee concludes: “Through...
  • Good Walls Make Good Neighbors

    09/16/2016 9:54:09 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | September 16, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    The UK is building a wall to keep the denizens of the Calais "Jungle" migrant camp from invading cars and trucks after some 22,000 breaches of the port road. The “Jungle” is a nightmare for the local population which has been terrorized by the mob of migrants aspiring to invade the UK. he French have blamed the British and the British have blamed the French. But the migrant invasion is not the fault of either alone. In a sense it is the fault of everyone in the European Union.
  • London’s Muslim mayor backs Hillary Clinton for US president

    09/15/2016 11:19:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Financial Express ^ | September 16, 2016 | Reuters
    London’s first Muslim mayor, Sadiq Khan, voiced support for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Thursday, warning that anti-Muslim views like those espoused by Republican Donald Trump “plays into the hands” of Islamic State. During a stop in Chicago on his first visit to the United States, Khan said he was “a big fan” of Clinton and hoped she would win the presidential election in November. “She is arguably the most experienced candidate to run to be the president,” Khan told reporters following a speech to more than 250 academics, diplomats and business people....
  • British envoy to Saudi Arabia converts to Islam, performs Haj

    09/14/2016 3:57:50 PM PDT · by CMB_polarization · 51 replies
    WebIndia ^ | 2016-09-15 | anon
    Simon Collis, Britain's ambassador to Saudi Arabia, has performed Haj after recently converting to Islam, it was reported on Wednesday.
  • Trump Wants Border Wall, but Britain Is Building One in France

    09/13/2016 8:10:43 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 8 replies
    NBC News ^ | 12 September 2016 | Alastair Jamieson
    Donald Trump wants to build a "big, beautiful wall" to stop illegal immigrants — but Britain and other European nations are already doing it. The U.K. government has announced plans to begin constructing a 13-foot concrete roadside barrier at the French port of Calais, where truck drivers have been targeted by migrants trying to sneak through the Channel Tunnel.
  • Sir John Franklin's long-lost HMS Terror believed found

    09/12/2016 10:10:37 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    cbc ^ | 09/12/2016 | Garrett Hinchey, CBC News
    n Monday morning, British newspaper the Guardian reported that the ship, which was abandoned in sea ice in 1848 during a failed attempt to sail through the Northwest Passage, was found "in pristine condition" in Nunavut's Terror Bay, north of where the wreck of HMS Erebus — the expedition's flagship — was found in 2014. The crew of the Arctic Research Foundation's Martin Bergmann research vessel found the shipwreck, with all three masts standing and almost all hatches closed, on Sept. 3. "Resting proud on 24 metres of water, we found HMS Terror — 203 years old, it is perfectly...
  • Jobless Immigrants Feel 'Neglected' In Great Britain After Being Offered 5-Bedroom Home

    09/08/2016 7:44:03 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    MRC TV ^ | September 7, 2016 | Brittany M. Hughes
    A French immigrant family that voluntarily moved to Great Britain is now complaining about their housing conditions, saying the five-bedroom home they were offered courtesy of the British taxpayer is too small because it “doesn’t even have a dining room.” The Daily Mail reports the Sube family moved from France to Britain in 2012 so the father, 33-year-old Arnold Mballe, could study mental health nursing at the University of Bedfordshire. His wife, Jeanne, is reportedly a stay-at-home mother who, like her husband, is not employed. The couple has eight children. After having been housed by the Luton Borough Council first...
  • After Voting for Sovereignty, Great Britain Now Plans to Build a Wall

    09/07/2016 10:34:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 7, 2016 | Justin Holcomb
    Not only are Americans listening to Donald Trump's plans for a border wall, but so are other nations.  The United Kingdom is moving forward with plans to build a 1 kilometer wall protecting an underwater entry point from France to Britain, according to reports on Wednesday.Officials said their goal is to stop migrants from using a tunnel in Calais, France from crossing the English Channel.  “We are going to start building this big new wall very soon. We’ve done the fence; now we are doing a wall,” UK Home Office minister Robert Goodwill said.Most of the port is already fenced off from a...
  • UK To Build A Wall To Keep Out Calais Migrants

    09/07/2016 6:27:45 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/07/16 | Liam Deacon
    Just two months after voting to leave the European Union (EU), the UK has announced the construction of a “great wall” near its most porous border in Calais, to keep illegal migrants out. The UK’s southern border checks are conducted in northern France and attempted illegal crossing have more than quadrupled in recent years. UK Border Force guards on French soil stopped 84,088 illegal immigrants last year, figures released last month show. The new 13-foot (4 metre) high wall will be built of smooth concrete, making it hard to climb, and will line the roads into the port town of...
  • Theresa May considers banning EU migrants from coming to Britain unless they have a job

    09/07/2016 7:28:15 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 9 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 05 September 2016 | Steven Swinford
    Theresa May is considering banning EU migrants from Britain unless they have a job, it has emerged as the Prime Minister denied that she has gone "soft" on immigration. Despite admitting that Britain will only get “some control” over freedom of movement rules after Brexit, it is understood that Mrs May is planning a tough work permit system to ensure that EU migrants cannot come to Britain looking for work. It came after she was on Monday accused of "back-sliding" after ruling out Boris Johnson's plans for an Australian-style points-based migration system. She said that such a system would be...
  • VIDEO: Black Lives Matter Shut Down London Airport Because ‘Climate Change Is Racist’

    09/06/2016 7:07:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/6/2016 | Liam Deacon
    Black Lives Matter UK, with the “full support” of the U.S. movement, has shut down London City Airport because “environmental inequality is a racist crisis”, demanding more mass migration into Europe. “This action was taken in order to highlight the UK’s environmental impact on the lives of black people locally and globally,” declared the group in a statement. “By 2050 there will be 200 million climate refugees. Black people are the first to die, not the first to fly, in this racist climate crisis.”
  • Survey: Right Wing People More Likely to Be Sexually Satisfied

    09/05/2016 5:13:11 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    Tech (Breitbart) ^ | September 4, 2016 | Charlie Nash
    Those who consider themselves as “very right wing” are more likely to have a satisfactory sex life, according to a new European survey by YouGov that interviewed over 19,000 people. Just 66% of “left wing” Brits claimed to have a satisfactory sex life. This was significantly less than the 73% of Brits who considered themselves both “very right wing” and sexually satisfied, and the 70% who considered themselves “right wing” and satisfied. In Germany, 77% of those who considered themselves very right wing also claimed to be satisfied in bed, while 71% of very left wing people claimed to have...
  • UK: Rise of the POLICE STATE (video)

    09/03/2016 12:51:08 PM PDT · by libertarian27 · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | Sept 1, 2016 | Black Pigeon Speaks
    "Even with Brexit, the UK must employ draconian laws in order to keep up the appearance that all well"
  • 'Gay traffic lights' leave pedestrians in Trafalgar Square BAFFLED

    09/03/2016 9:12:36 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 28 replies
    http://www.express.co.uk/ ^ | Fri, Sep 2, 2016 | DAVID PILDITCH
    Day-trippers and tourists complained they don’t know which way to turn while crossing streets in central London after being confronted by a series of arrows pointing in different directions. Around 50 sets of traffic lights near busy Trafalgar Square had their “walk” and “green man” images replaced with the new designs in June to coincide with an annual Gay Pride Festival.
  • Mohammed tops the list of most popular baby boy names in England and Wales

    09/02/2016 5:19:52 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 22 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | September 02, 2016 | Joseph Curtis
    Mohammed is the most popular name for boys in England and Wales- but it doesn't top the official list because there are so many different ways to spell it. There were 7,361 children born last year called Mohammed, Muhammed, Mohammad or Mohamed, according to the Office for National Statistics, which would have made it the number one boys name if the variations were taken into account. Instead it is Oliver that tops the boys' list while Amelia dominates the girls' figures, with 6,941 and 5,158 children given those names respectively.
  • 'PM will order a second referendum': Expert claims Britain will NEVER leave the EU

    09/01/2016 2:00:40 PM PDT · by pabianice · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/1/16 | Tingle
    'PM will order a second referendum': Expert claims Britain will NEVER leave the EU because Brexit process is 'too complex' for ministers to see through Professor Thom Brooks said: 'I do not think Article 50 will be invoked' Told MailOnline ministers would ignore vote to avoid 'massive' task He dismissed 'Brexit means Brexit' as 'gobbledygook is gobbledygook' Former civil service chief Gus O'Donnell recently said UK would not leave Professor Thom Brooks claimed Article 50 – the formal process of leaving the European Union – is unlikely to ever be invoked +4 Professor Thom Brooks claimed Article 50 – the...
  • CPS office occupied by Black Lives Matter protesters over Kingsley Burrell case (England)

    08/26/2016 3:11:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Daventry Express ^ | August 26, 2016
    Black Lives Matter protesters campaigning for "justice" over the death of a man under police restraint occupied a Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) office demanding action. Campaigners raising awareness about the case of Kingsley Burrell, who died in 2011 following contact with police, staged a noisy but non-violent demonstration in the Colmore Gate offices in Birmingham after an earlier rally in the city. The protest dispersed when a senior manager from the West Midlands CPS agreed to take a letter from the campaign group raising 10 key points in Mr Burrell's case, and pass it to the director of public prosecutions...
  • Anti-Semitic attack in London: 'Go back to Isra-hell'

    08/26/2016 9:41:41 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 6 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 8/24/16 | Laura Sigal
    A family outing to an Emirates airline cable car in east London was interrupted by anti-Semitic shouts, telling the family to "go back to Isra-hell," The Mirror reported Wednesday. A film of the incident features a man's voice aggressively telling the family, "Don't come round here, go to Stamford Hill, you're not welcome." The man repeated the phrase multiple times. Though the family wished to remain anonymous the father stated that all his six children began crying during the attack. The children vary in age from six-weeks to ten-years-old. [snip] London saw a 61 percent increase in anti-Semitic attacks in...
  • Frankfurt attempts to charm banks away from London

    08/24/2016 12:43:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 24 Aug 2016 08:54 GMT+02:00 | AFP
    The marketing team of Frankfurt never expected its English-language dummy website to attract new businesses would actually go live after Britain’s European Union referendum. “We hadn’t really assumed that we would need the site at all,” spokeswoman Michaela Kahle told AFP, as the team thought Britons would surely vote “Remain”. But as it turned out, the Welcome to FrankfurtRheinMain site was not only put to good use, but has become a hit, with 27,000 views since Britain stunned the world by deciding to leave the bloc. Quickly recovering from the shock, Kahle and her colleagues kicked into action, fielding inquiries...
  • UK prisons: Staff afraid to stand up to jihadis for fear of being labeled “racist”

    08/22/2016 11:25:15 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 4 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | AUGUST 22, 2016 | CHRISTINE WILLIAMS
    Wardens in prisons in the UK (and throughout the West) are failing “to stop jihadi poison spreading in jails: Staff face being labelled racist if they stand up to hate preachers.” Calling out jihadist doctrine renders one a so-called “islamophobe,” and this label — intended to browbeat the infidel — must be fully resisted. UK prisons today show why: this label is enabling jihad activity. In America, it’s no different, as federal prisons are described by experts as “breeding grounds” for terrorists. The implications are severe…. “Prisons have long been criticized for a culture that can make some inmates more...
  • Brexit most likely triggered by April 2017, British officials say

    08/20/2016 8:03:33 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 3 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | August 19, 2016 | Birgit Jennen
    Prime Minister Theresa May's team is still leaning toward the first part of 2017 as the best moment to trigger the start of formal talks over Britain's withdrawal from the European Union, according to two British officials. While reports in the U.K. media recently suggested May could wait until the end of 2017 before opening two years of negotiations, she is sympathetic to the case for acting by April at the latest as Germany and France prepare for elections and pro-Brexit campaigners at home warn against delay, said the officials, who asked not to be named discussing private conversations.
  • London's Muslim Mayor Introduces the Thought Police

    08/18/2016 9:31:01 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 47 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | August 18, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    And demonstrates how the Left serves the Islamic supremacist agenda.London’s new Muslim mayor, Sadiq Khan, is allocating over two million dollars (£1,730,726) to an “online hate crime hub” enabling police to track and arrest “trolls” who “target…individuals and communities.” There can be no doubt, given the nature of the British political establishment today, which “trolls” these new Thought Police will be going after, and which “communities” will be protected from “hate speech.” “Islamophobia,” which David Horowitz and I termed “the thought crime of the totalitarian future,” is now going to bring down upon the hapless “trolls” the wrath of London’s...
  • Muslim London Mayor Sets Up Task Force To Jail Those Who “Annoy” Muslims Online

    08/16/2016 10:29:26 AM PDT · by blueyon · 46 replies
    PatDollard.com ^ | 08/16/16 | Infidel Ali
    Home » World News » Muslim London Mayor Sets Up Task Force To Jail Those Who “Annoy” Muslims Online Aug 16, 2016 0 Comments Muslim London Mayor Sets Up Task Force To Jail Those Who “Annoy” Muslims Online Muslims are obsessed with shutting down any criticism of Islam. It’s a good first step to imposing Sharia on new lands. Excerpted from Breitbart: The office of London’s first Muslim mayor has secured millions of pounds to fund a police “online hate crime hub” to work in “partnership with social media providers” to criminalise “trolls” who “target… individuals and communities.” The London...
  • Why activists brought the Black Lives Matter movement to the UK

    08/08/2016 10:48:54 AM PDT · by GilGil · 20 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 8/6/2016 | Tracy McVeigh
    BLM UK gives us a new framework. Nobody is excluded from the room. But we have learned it’s important not to see the movement go the way a lot of anti-racist movements do, led by white people, middle-class white people. We welcome white allies, we want participation, but please do not take over from people who are directly affected by the oppression and acknowledge your privilege. Listen, but don’t dilute or devolve what is being said. Silence, white silence, is complicity and there is room for everyone to engage in change. We can be a powerful force.
  • BREXIT BLOCK: EU bureaucrats tell Britain to PAY £20BN bill or we WON'T let you leave

    08/06/2016 10:06:34 AM PDT · by dragonblustar · 62 replies
    Express ^ | Aug 6, 2016 | Rebecca Perring & Monika Pallenberg
    BRUSSELS bureaucrats are forcing Britain to cough up a staggering £20BILLION before the country unshackles itself from the beleaguered bloc, it has emerged.
  • UK Govt: Top Muslim Brotherhood Islamists Can Get Asylum In Britain

    08/05/2016 9:01:34 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 5, 2016 | Raheen Kassam
    Shocking advice from Britain’s Home Office has said that high-profile Islamist operatives may be eligible for asylum in the United Kingdom given the group is now “persecuted” in opposition in Egypt. In new guidance published this week, The Independent Advisory Group on Country Information within the Home Office discussed “fear of persecution or serious harm by the state because of the person’s actual or perceived involvement with the Muslim Brotherhood (MB)”, stating that “MB leaders and supporters have faced a prolonged crackdown by President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s regime following the ousting of President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013 and the...
  • Counter-Terrorism firearms officers who hit the streets today in vans, boats and MOTORBIKES(T)

    08/04/2016 12:24:14 PM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    Sir Bernard said the additional armed officers were the first cohort from a planned group of 600 due to be trained to carry firearms - with 1,500 due to be trained across the country. Speaking in Hyde Park, Sir Bernard said: 'People aren't fools - they know that in the event that there is a firearms attack, we are going to have to respond with firearms. 'They pass through airports where we have armed officers, they pass through railway stations where they see firearms.
  • Remains of Derbyshire plane crash which took thirteen lives in 1948 revealed in eerie drone footage

    07/30/2016 10:47:11 AM PDT · by fella · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 30 July 2016
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  • Labour wanted mass immigration to make UK more multicultural, says former adviser

    07/24/2016 11:28:29 PM PDT · by Enchante · 10 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | October 23, 2009 | Tom Whitehead
    He said the final published version of the report promoted the labour market case for immigration but unpublished versions contained additional reasons, he said. He wrote: "Earlier drafts I saw also included a driving political purpose: that mass immigration was the way that the Government was going to make the UK truly multicultural. "I remember coming away from some discussions with the clear sense that the policy was intended – even if this wasn't its main purpose – to rub the Right's nose in diversity and render their arguments out of date." The "deliberate policy", from late 2000 until "at...
  • Terrified policemen pushed each other out of the way [...] to escape topless machete thug (UK)

    07/24/2016 12:12:52 PM PDT · by mwilli20 · 33 replies
    Mirror (UK) ^ | 22 Jul 2016 | Gareth Lightfoot
    Terrified policemen pushed each other in a desperate rush to flee the home of a topless machete thug who told them: “I’ll take your ****ing heads off.” The two officers were confronted by bare-chested Daniel Meir, who told them to get out of his bedroom ... “They ran down the stairs, having to push each other to make a quicker exit. “They retreated to a vehicle where they locked their doors and waited for assistance to come.”
  • 86-year-old woman uses bacon to fight off thief

    07/21/2016 11:09:40 AM PDT · by PROCON · 21 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | July 20, 2016 | Helena Horton
    An 86 year-old woman from Manchester saved herself from a robbery by using a pack of the bacon. The incident took place in a supermarket in Altrincham, UK and was recounted on the Greater Manchester Police Facebook page on Tuesday morning. They wrote: "Yesterday afternoon an 86 year-old female withdrew a large quantity of money from a cash machine before heading into a supermarket in Altrincham.
  • Queen surprises pub goers by dropping into her local in Edinburgh

    07/13/2016 4:34:37 PM PDT · by NRx · 73 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 06-13-2016 | Auslan Cramb
    The Queen shocked regulars at one of Edinburgh's best-known pubs by dropping in for a bite to eat after a day at the races, it has emerged. She visited The Sheep Heid Inn on Friday night after giving staff an hour’s notice of her impending visit. The small royal party is understood to have taken a window seat and to have ordered two portions of lamb rump, one sea bass fillet, a martini and a half bottle of white wine.
  • Brexit leader Farage plans to attend GOP convention

    07/12/2016 3:24:54 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 29 replies
    POLITICO ^ | July 12, 2016 | Tyler Pager
    Brexit leader Nigel Farage will attend the Republican National Convention next week and share lessons about the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union, he told USA TODAY on Tuesday. "Having criticized President Obama for getting involved in British politics, I am not about to endorse anybody," Farage said. "But I do know a lot of people in the Republican Party, and I'll be interested to hear what Donald Trump has to say in his big speech."
  • Theresa May will become Britain’s prime minister on Wednesday

    07/12/2016 8:30:00 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/12/16 | Dan Calabrese
    No time like the present. Theresa May, Britain’s Home Secretary, was a Brexit oppponent before the vote. Now she’s becoming the nation’s most important Brexit supporter, because fellow Brexit opponent David Cameron couldn’t bring himself to abide by the people’s vote and leave the EU. So Cameron will step down as prime minister - not in October as first announced, but tomorrow - and May will succeed him with the difficult task of executing the decision the people made. And execute it she will:
  • Awkward Exes: Britain & America (Fourth of July) - by We Are Thomasse

    07/07/2016 9:50:05 PM PDT · by Enchante · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 2, 2106 | Thomasse
    America is throwing herself a birthday party. Her ex, Britain, shows up, fresh off the Brexit vote, looking for a rebound. AWKWARD! Written and performed by Nick Afka Thomas and Sarah Ann Masse (We Are Thomasse) With: Rob Berliner, Bradley Brough, Robby Motz, Luis Lopez, Luis Garcia, Joshua Lassman, Lena Valentine, Jessica Ashley, Dylan Li Gandy Directed by Sophia Kiapos Camera Operator/Editor: J Garrett Vorreuter Produced by We Are Thomasse (Sarah Ann Thomas) Associate Produced by Erika Curry
  • New nurses recruited from the Philippines

    07/05/2016 1:21:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Boston Standard ^ | July 5, 2016
    Representatives of the trust which runs Pilgrim Hospital have travelled to the Philippines in a bid to fill nursing vacancies. Matron of Nursing at Pilgrim Hospital, Michael Brunton, was in the team from United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) who travelled to the islands on a 12-day trip to recruit registered nurses. The team returned having made 85 job offers to nurses, who it is hoped will fill vacancies at Boston,and the rest in Lincoln and 
Grantham The hospital currently has 92 vacancies for registered nurses. Interim Head of Nursing at Grantham Hospital John Boulton said the visit had been...
  • A Tale of Two Georges

    07/04/2016 1:33:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | July 4, 2016 | Fr. George Rutler
    In Philadelphia, in what now is called Independence Hall, is preserved a Chippendale style chair crafted in 1779 by the cabinetmaker John Folwell, with a sun on the horizon carved at the top. For nearly three months in 1787, George Washington used this chair during the sessions of the Federal Convention. According to James Madison, whose feet would have dangled from it since, at 5’4” he was ten inches shorter than Washington, Benjamin Franklin mused: “I have often in the course of the session looked at that sun behind the President without being able to tell whether it was...
  • Oxford University to replace 'male, pale and stale' image with gay, female and black icons

    07/03/2016 12:44:09 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 33 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | July 03, 2016 | Javier Espinoza
    Oxford University is replacing portraits of famous men with gay, female and black icons to counter its 'male, pale and stale' image, it has emerged. Earlier this year David Cameron, the Prime Minister, led calls for the university to take more ethnic minority students as figures revealed Oxford had only taken 27 black undergraduate students in 2014. It followed calls from the Rhodes Must Fall movement to ‘decolonise’ the university’s curriculum.
  • Republican Ryan wants trade talks with Britain

    06/28/2016 1:28:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 28, 2016 | Patricia Zengerle
    Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, called on Tuesday for Washington, in parallel with its negotiations with Europe, to pursue a separate free trade agreement with Britain, once it has formally separated from the European Union. Ryan, the highest-ranking elected Republican in the United States, echoed a call from many members of his party, who have dismissed President Barack Obama's contention that Britain will be at the "back of the queue" for trade talks. Obama issued that warning in April when he intervened to try to persuade Britons to vote to remain in the June 23...
  • Did Britain Make a Mistake Leaving the EU?

    06/28/2016 7:47:32 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/28/16 | Dr. Don Boys
    Britain’s departure from the EU rattled the stock market, refreshed the patriots, rankled the globalists, and rocked effete politicians. Even with the approaching storm, not a bad day for freedom Well, they did it! Great Britain ripped up their 40-year-old membership card in the European Union and may become “Great” Britain again: you know, sovereignty, security, and stability. Britain was a major player in the European Union, a bloc of 28 nations, making it the biggest trading zone in the world. Membership in the EU permits citizens of one nation to travel and live in other member-nations. Last year, Britain...
  • Has Britain avoided a ‘European superstate’? It means members give up armies and economic power.

    06/27/2016 5:22:43 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 42 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 6/27/2016 | JOSEPH CURTIS
    Plans for 'a closer European Union' have been branded an attempt to create a 'European superstate'. Germany's foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his French counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault today presented a proposal for closer EU integration based on three key areas - internal and external security, the migrant crisis, and economic cooperation. But the plans have been described as an 'ultimatum' in Poland, with claims it would mean countries transfer their armies, economic systems and border controls to the EU. Zaoralek added that the four eastern members had reservations about the proposed common security policy. Eastern members have become increasingly jittery...
  • Look to the unilateral decisions of Obama and Merkel for the passage of Brexit

    06/26/2016 7:33:16 AM PDT · by snarkpup · 10 replies
    Estonian Public Broadcasting ^ | 6/25/2016 | Joseph Enge
    University of Tartu guest history lecturer Joseph Enge thinks that the UK's vote to leave the European Union is both reasonable and rational, and that it should not come as a surprise. Even more, the current criticism of the voters shows that they are right to leave. Yesterday’s vote for the UK to leave the European Union should not come as a surprise. Their decision is reasonable and rational given the unilateral decisions made by President Obama and Chancellor Merkel without consulting or taking account British concerns or interests. Yet, the hue and cry have been falsely and insultingly directed...
  • How do EU people in the UK feel about Brexit?

    06/26/2016 3:22:21 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 52 replies
    BBC ^ | June 26, 2016 | Claire Bates
    One of the most visible signs of Britain's membership of the EU in recent years has been the Polski Sklep. Polish grocery stores have popped up on the High Streets of most big towns, responding to the growing population of Eastern Europeans in the UK. "I feel really bitter and emotional about it," says Iwona Erikson, cradling her baby daughter in one arm. "I couldn't believe my eyes. I thought - 50% of the people here are racist. They have decided: 'We don't want foreigners here.' I had never felt discriminated against until now. Sylwia Sawska, serving customers behind a...
  • Over 1 million people sign petition calling for a second EU referendum

    06/25/2016 9:22:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    AOL News ^ | June 25, 2016 | Liza Hearon, Mashable
    LONDON — A petition calling for the UK to hold a second referendum on membership in the European Union surpassed 1.3 million signatures on Saturday, in the wake of Britain's vote to leave the 28-member bloc. The demand to sign the parliamentary petition briefly caused the government website to crash on Friday. A House of Commons spokeswoman told the Guardian that the site was temporarily taken down due to "exceptionally high volumes of simultaneous users on a single petition, significantly higher than on any previous occasion." In the referendum, 17,410,742 voted to leave and 16,141,241 voted to stay — a...
  • Britain voted for Brexit because it wants to be Canada — and we hate the idea

    06/25/2016 4:29:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The National Post ^ | June 24, 2016 | Colby Cosh
    In the wake of Thursday’s surprising Brexit vote and the subsequent, near-immediate collapse of British Prime Minister David Cameron, a curious phenomenon has become apparent: Canadian pundits mostly think the referendum was a disaster. There is very little sympathy here — among an intelligentsia that is heavily Anglo — being expressed for Euroskepticism and the various motivations behind the Leave campaign’s victory. I might have voted Remain myself if my great-grandparents’ generation hadn’t lit out for the great plains, but isn’t there something obviously unusual about our view of the transatlantic frenzy? Canada is a political entity defined by its...
  • EU urges Britain to go quickly as bloc reels from exit vote

    06/25/2016 1:57:33 PM PDT · by Innovative · 13 replies
    Str Tribune ^ | June 25, 2016 | LORNE COOK and RAF CASERT Associated Press
    European Union nations urged Britain on Friday to quickly exit the bloc and end uncertainty about the future, as Prime Minister David Cameron said he would leave the departure negotiations to his successor, possibly until sometime in October. Britain's vote to leave plunged the EU into a new existential crisis as it struggles to recover from economic woes, public disenchantment with Brussels-imposed austerity policies in debt-stricken Greece and Europe's inability to manage the refugee emergency.
  • Brexit: A Revolt Against the Cronyism of the Elites -- and a Cry for Nationhood

    06/24/2016 5:18:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 24, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: 51.9% of Great Britain voted to skip out of the European Union. That's a bigger number than Americans who voted for Obama. And Obama went over there in April and lectured them not to do this. It's been a bad couple of days for Barack Hussein O. The Supreme Court shafts him on immigration. The British vote to leave the European Union. What else happened out there that's not great for Obama? Oh, well. There are three things. I can't remember them. Anyway, great to have you here, folks, as we wrap up another week of broadcast...
  • Obama stands by warning on British trade deal after EU vote: White House

    06/24/2016 9:11:41 PM PDT · by Mariner · 102 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 24th, 2016 | by Roberta Rampton
    President Barack Obama stands by his comment that Britain would move to the back of the queue when it comes to trade deals with the United States if it left the European Union, the White House said on Friday. "Obviously, the president stands by what he said and I don't have an update of our position," White House spokesman Eric Schultz told reporters at a briefing. Obama urged Britain to remain in the EU when he visited London in April and warned that a trade agreement between the two countries would not happen anytime soon if Britain left the bloc.