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  • Dad Branded Paedophile by Travelodge Staff for Staying in Hotel With Daughter

    02/19/2018 4:51:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 57 replies
    Metro (U.K.) ^ | Zoe Drewett | 18 Feb 2018
    A father was accused of being a paedophile by Travelodge staff after he booked a room with his teenage daughter when they went to visit his mother in hospital. Karl Pollard, 46, was horrified when police raided his room after the hotel reported him for suspected grooming. He was staying in the Travelodge in Macclesfield, Cheshire, with his 14-year-old daughter Stephanie to see his mother, who suffers from cancer. They had traveled four hours on the train from their home in south Wales to make the visit. Mr Pollard told the Daily Star: ‘I couldn’t believe it. It was an...
  • The Not-So-Precious Truth About the ‘Precious’ NHS (Britain Can't Admit Healthcare System Failure)

    02/16/2018 8:27:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/16/2018 | Bruce Bawer
    When British Prime Minister Theresa May gave her traditional New Year's speech on December 31, one line -- actually, just one word -- jumped out at me. May spoke of the importance of “taking a balanced approach to government spending, so we get our debt falling but can also invest in the things that matter -- our schools, our police and our precious NHS.” Yes, “precious.” She actually described the National Health Service as precious! Now, one might easily forgive her for describing, say, Britain's finest doctors and nurses as -- oh, I don't know -- how about “treasured”? Or...
  • UK: Huge rise in knifepoint rapes and fatal stabbings while police focus on “hate crime”

    02/10/2018 1:03:14 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 12 replies ^ | 02/10/2018 | Chtistinr Douglas-Williams
    Crime figures released this week revealed that fatal stabbings in England and Wales are at the highest level since 2010-2011, while rapes at knifepoint rose by 23 per cent in the past year. Overall, 215 people died in fatal attacks using a knife or other sharp instrument last year, which marked the highest number since the year to 2011, in which 236 people were killed...
  • George Soros, the man who 'broke the Bank of England'

    02/07/2018 10:54:17 PM PST · by qaz123 · 9 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 07Feb18 | Nick Timothy, et al
    George Soros, the billionaire known as the man who broke the Bank of England, is backing a campaign to overturn Brexit, the Telegraph can disclose. The investor is one of three senior figures linked to the Remain-supporting campaign group Best for Britain who plan to launch a nationwide advertising campaign this month, which they hope will lead to a second referendum to keep Britain in the EU.
  • Theresa May Hails 'First Step' to Trade Deal After Xi Jinping Talks

    02/01/2018 12:36:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    BBC ^ | 2/1
    Theresa May has agreed a joint trade and investment review with China as the first step towards an "ambitious" post-Brexit deal, Downing Street said. The prime minister said "we will be free to strike our own trade deals" after leaving the EU, following talks with China's President Xi Jinping. Mr Xi said China's markets would be further opened to the UK, including in beef, dairy and other food products. Mrs May said £9bn in business deals would be signed on her three-day trip. There was no specific discussion of a particular model for a trade deal between the two countries...
  • Stephen Hawking to Take Hunt to Court Over NHS

    01/30/2018 11:41:07 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    BBC ^ | 30 January 2018
    A group of campaigners, including Prof Stephen Hawking, has been given permission to challenge a government health policy in the High Court. They will pursue a judicial review against Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt and NHS England over plans to create accountable care organisations (ACOs). These are to act as partnership bodies incorporating hospitals, community services and councils. Campaigners say it risks privatisation, but this is denied by ministers. 'Radical changes' NHS England wants hospitals and other trusts to work closely with GPs and social care services to look after more patients in their communities rather than in hospital. In some...
  • EU Demands Britain Submit to EU Laws, Policies During Transition Period

    01/29/2018 8:51:36 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01-29-2018 | Michael van der Galien
    European ministers meeting in Brussels on Monday have rubber-stamped the EU-27's negotiating position for the Brexit period. The instructions for Michel Barnier, the block's chief negotiator with Britain, set a deadline for December 31, 2020, for the end of the transition, but with the caveat that this period can last longer if necessary. That's highly problematic because the EU demands that Britain accepts all EU laws and the supremacy of the European Court of Justice during this transition. Britain must even abide by the EU's trade policy. This means that while Britain can negotiate trade deals with other countries during...
  • North Korea nuke EVACUATION plan for BRITS as Kim capable of hitting UK ‘within 6 months'

    01/23/2018 12:26:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 23rd January 2018 | Douglas Patient
    NORTH Korea will have missiles capable of reaching and striking Britain “within six months” as the UK draws up evacuation plans, it has been revealed. Hermit kingdom dictator Kim Jong-un’s regime in recent months has conducted several increasingly sophisticated nuclear tests as it expanded its missile programme. And Britain now fears it is a matter of months before North Korea will have the capability of hitting the UK. It has even drawn up evacuation plans which are “under constant review”. This comes as it was revealed North Korea are mere months away from developing nuclear weapons. Defence minister Earl Howe...
  • British Gun Turn-In: Heavy on Air Guns, Low on Ammunition

    01/16/2018 5:32:43 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 January, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Some nice antiques on the table Image from  England promoted a national firearms amnesty/turn-in during 2017. In Bristol, 313 "guns" were turned in, along with a whopping 120 rounds of ammunition! That is one round of ammo for every 2.6 "guns". I put "guns" in quotes, because only 186 of the 313 items were actual firearms. Most of those had no ammunition for them.  Here is the breakdown. From A breakdown of the guns handed in... Flare 3Shotgun 80Rifle 25Air weapon 96BB gun 14Pistol/Revolver 81Starter pistol 11Slaughtering gun 2Stun gun 1 More than 35% of the guns...
  • Police arrest more than 3,400 people for ‘offensive’ online comments 2017 (free speech dead in UK)

    01/14/2018 12:39:07 PM PST · by Cubs Fan · 80 replies
    Police have arrested more than 3,400 people for ‘offensive’ online comments in one year an investigation by The Times has revealed. Figures obtained through the Freedom of Information Act has revealed that political police chiefs have been spending taxpayers’ money on arresting internet trolls under section 127 of the Communications Act 2003, which makes it illegal to intentionally “cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety to another” introduced in 2016. Given that thirteen police forces have refused to submit the figures of their arrests of internet commentators, the total number of politically motivated harassment and arrest by police is certain to...
  • The Towns in Wales Where Churchill Was Loathed

    01/14/2018 11:51:57 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    Wales Online ^ | 13 JAN 2018 | David Williamson
    Many in Tonypandy and Llanelli saw Churchill as someone who would use troops against workersTourists line up each day in Whitehall to enter Winston Churchill’s subterranean war rooms and Gary Oldman is a favourite to win an Oscar for his portrayal of the Prime Minister in The Darkest Hour. The Conservative leader was voted the “greatest Briton” of all time in a television poll in 2002 in which he was championed by Mo Mowlam, perhaps the most enduringly popular Labour figure of modern times. Wholehearted admiration for Churchill unites the UK – but not, perhaps, in Wales. Stories of his...
  • UK: Police Hunt Down Facebook Users Who Made ‘Offensive’ Comments About Muslim Grooming Gangs Online

    01/13/2018 1:29:46 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/13/18 | Virginia Hale
    UK: Northumbria Police have warned that “offensive” comments on the Internet will not be tolerated, tracking down users who made “potentially criminal” posts on social media about grooming gangs. The force launched an investigation into comments left on its Facebook page in response to articles about the Operation Shelter scandal, in which young white British girls in were groomed, sexually abused and trafficked by mostly Muslim men of South Asian descent in Newcastle. Officers made a review of every comment on the page after a member of the public complained that a number of posts referred to the race and...
  • The moped menace: how the scooter became muggers’ vehicle of choice

    01/08/2018 12:16:34 AM PST · by aquila48 · 32 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 7/22/17 | James Tapper
    From her office window, Elizabeth O’Neill could see young men on scooters prowling for victims almost every day. “You’d see people waiting at bus stops staring at their phones as these lads were about to snatch them,” she said. “You’d think ‘don’t do it, put your phone away’. And then it happened to me.” O’Neill, a charity worker, was waiting for a bus “looking at my phone, figuring out where I was going”. It was all over very quickly. “Two lads on a moped snatched it out of my hand and rode off. I felt really stupid. “There was just...
  • Britain’s single-payer health care crisis: NHS cancels 50,000 surgeries amid hospital chaos

    01/05/2018 8:31:40 PM PST · by TBP · 15 replies
    The Blaze ^ | January 5, 2018 | Jana J. Pruet
    Britain’s National Health Service has ordered hospitals to cancel as many as 55,000 planned surgeries amid chaos from a spike in winter illnesses. Instructions on Tuesday from NHS Medical Director Sir Bruce Keogh called for “all but the most urgent cases” to be canceled until at least February, which includes closing outpatient clinics for weeks, The Telegraph reported. The jump in flu cases has come at a time when many hospitals had almost reached capacity, and according to The Telegraph, frail patients are “facing 12-hour waits and some units running out of corridor space.” Metro reported that hospital occupancy rates...
  • Areas of London are ‘no-go zones’ due to sheer volume of acid attacks

    12/29/2017 6:32:17 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 43 replies
    Westmonster ^ | 12/29/17
    Parts of London are being labelled ‘no-go zones’ for delivery drivers because of the volume of acid and knife attacks. Hackney, Camden, Stoke Newington, Bethnal Green, Stratford and Elephant & Castle were also listed among the danger zones. London has a higher number of acid attacks per person than any city in the world. According to The Sun, delivery drivers are now slashing their hours and refusing to operate in parts of the capital – gangs are targeting them for their mopeds, holding them up at knife point or spraying acid in their faces. It’s absolutely shocking that in Britain’s...
  • I Have Seen London’s Future and It Is Caracas

    12/22/2017 3:06:33 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 29 replies
    Law and Liberty ^ | 14 Dec 2017 | Theodore Dalrymple
    Important (for good or evil) as Brexit may be to the future of Britain, it is not without its importance for the European Union. Indeed, it was always essential for the Union that Britain’s departure should be an economic disaster for Britain: for if it were not, why have a union at all? It was therefore entirely predictable that the Union should drive a hard bargain with Britain, even a bargain economically harmful to itself, provided only that it was worse for Britain: for the self-preservation of the European political class is at stake. In the European Union politics always...
  • Mosque Raided by Armed Police as Islamic Radical ‘Christmas Market Bomb Plot’ Foiled

    12/20/2017 4:52:45 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 16 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 20 Dec, 2017 | LIAM DEACON
    An Islamic fundamentalist plot to allegedly bomb a London Christmas market has been foiled, after police raided an “Islamic community centre” and arrested a number of men, with claims one could be a Syrian migrant. Armed police and MI5 were involved in the raids in Sheffield and Chesterfield, targeting a “bomb factory” above a chip shop and the Fatima Community Centre, also described as a mosque, where one suspect worked. The centre is run by the Muslim Association of Britain, an affiliate of the Muslim Council of Britain which is linked with the international, pro-caliphate Islamist group the Muslim Brotherhood....
  • “I’ll Eat Mom For Christmas”: Grieving Daughter Plans To Season Turkey With Dead Mother’s Ashes

    12/18/2017 3:20:29 PM PST · by EveningStar · 59 replies
    CrimeFeed (Investigation Discovery) ^ | December 18, 2017 | Catherine Townsend
    FOLKESTONE, KENT, UK — A grieving woman plans to pay tribute to her late mother — by seasoning her Christmas meal with her ashes, and then eating them. Debra Parsons, 41, will sprinkle the cremains of her mother, Doreen Brown, on the turkey and dessert. “We will have a place laid for her and a picture of her on the table so she can be with us on the very special day,” Parsons says. The mother-of-two from Kent was left distraught when her mother died in May. She told The Mirror that consuming the ashes is “the only thing that...
  • Sky 'Crucifix' in Ancient Text May Be Mystery-Solving Supernova

    07/01/2012 9:22:00 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 28 replies
    Livescience ^ | Friday, June 29, 2012 | Life's Little Mysteries Staff
    According to an Old English manuscript chronicling the history of the Anglo-Saxons, a mysterious "red crucifix" appeared in the "heavens" over Britain one evening in A.D. 774. Now astronomers say it may have been the supernova explosion that sprinkled unexplained traces of carbon-14 in tree rings that year, halfway around the world in Japan. Jonathon Allen, an undergraduate student at the University of California, Santa Cruz, made the connection this week after listening to a Nature podcast. He heard a team of Japanese scientists discussing new research in which they measured an odd spike in carbon-14 levels in tree rings...
  • Top EU economic powers warn US about tax plans

    12/11/2017 9:31:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 11, 2017 12:02 PM EST | Raf Casert
    The European Union’s top five economies are warning the United States that its massive tax overhaul could violate some of its international obligations and risks having “a major distortive impact” on trade. In a letter to U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, the finance ministers of Germany, France, Britain, Italy and Spain wrote they had “significant concerns” about three tax initiatives in particular. In the letter, seen by The Associated Press, the five wrote that “it is important that the U.S. government’s rights over domestic tax policy be exercised in a way that adheres with international obligations to which...