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  • Top EU economic powers warn US about tax plans

    12/11/2017 9:31:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 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...
  • Theresa May's Tory leadership thrown into turmoil as Priti Patel quits over Israeli meetings

    12/10/2017 11:37:41 PM PST · by familyop · 6 replies
    The Mirror (UK) ^ | 8 NOV 2017 | Mikey Smith
    Theresa May’s leadership has been plunged into turmoil as she had to axe her second Cabinet ­ minister in seven days. Priti Patel, 45, quit over her damaging secret ­meetings with Israeli officials and PM Benjamin Netanyahu that could have left the impression Britain favours Tel Aviv over Palestine...Mrs May also had to deny claims she knew about some of her minister’s Israeli meetings earlier than thought and had told her to cover them up.
  • 1 in 5 Brit's Don't Know Jesus Birth Marked on Christmas Day

    12/10/2017 5:28:22 PM PST · by marshmallow · 54 replies ^ | 12/7/17 | Eno Adeogun
    New research has revealed a shocking number of Brits don't know much about the birth of Jesus. The History Channel survey found 20 per cent didn't know Jesus birth was remembered on Christmas Day and one in 20 thought Jesus was born over Easter. Around one in 10 were unable to name Bethlehem as Jesus' place of birth while another 10 per cent were unaware he was born in a stable, despite the prevalence of nativity plays and Christian teaching in schools. A spokesman for the History Channel, which commissioned the research to mark the launch of its new show...
  • UK to remain in Single Market and Customs Union until at least 2021: A Total Sellout

    12/08/2017 7:35:04 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 17 replies
    WestMonster ^ | 12/8/17
    The British government is set to keep the UK in both the Single Market and the Customs Union until at least 2021 in a move that will cripple any real political change for years to come. [snip] Remaining in the Single Market will mean that the UK will unable to end freedom of movement, the key motivation for the millions of Brits who backed Brexit on June 23rd 2016. Uncontrolled mass migration will now be able to roll on into the 2020s. Staying in the Customs Union means that the UK will not be able to sign up and enact...
  • She’s Blown It! POTUS Cancels UK Visit After PM May Grovels to EU, Whines Over Trump Tweets

    12/01/2017 5:50:03 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/01/17 | Jack Montgomery
    A planned “working visit” to the United Kingdom by U.S. President Donald Trump has been cancelled following Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision to publicly upbraid him over Twitter retweets. The prime minister said the president was “wrong” to share videos purporting to show Muslims committing acts of violence while on a visit to the Middle East, where she is attempting to curry favour with local dictators. President Trump did not hesitate to rebuke the British politician, telling her: “Don’t focus on me, focus on the destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom. We are doing...
  • London Mayor: Cancel Trump's visit

    11/30/2017 8:00:14 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    INN ^ | 12/01/17 05:10 | Ben Ariel
    London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Thursday urged the British government to cancel any official state visit by U.S. President Donald Trump, after Trump retweeted a series of videos posted by the leader of an extremist British political group. The videos, which sought to portray Muslims as violent and dangerous, were originally posted to Twitter by Jayda Fransen, deputy leader of the Britain First group which demands that Muslims be removed from Britain. In a statement on Thursday quoted by Politico, Khan accused Trump of promoting a “vile, extremist group that exists solely to sow division and hatred.” “After this latest...
  • Landing site for invasions of Britain in 55 and 54 BC pinpointed

    11/29/2017 8:50:07 AM PST · by mairdie · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 29 November 2017 | Colin Fernandez and Harry Pettit
    Archaeologists have pinpointed an obscure spot in Kent as the scene of the first encounter between Rome and ancient Britons. Pegwell Bay on the Isle of Thanet is believed to be where Caesar first attempted to land in 55 BC, and later more successfully in 54 BC. Now the site is more than half a mile inland - but at the time it was closer to the coast. The location matches Caesar's own account as it was visible from the sea with a large open bay and was overlooked by higher ground. His army immediately built a fort on the...
  • LGBT campaigners welcome Church of England guidance for schools

    11/27/2017 8:22:32 AM PST · by Salman · 13 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 13 November 2017 | Nadia Khomami
    LGBT charities and campaigners have welcomed the Church of England’s new guidance for schools urging them to refrain from making pupils conform to gender stereotypes. The updated guidance for the church’s 4,700 schools, titled Valuing All God’s Children, and timed to coincide with anti-bullying week, followed advice issued three years ago that covered homophobic bullying. It has now been expanded to include transphobic and biphobic bullying. The guidance met with outrage in some quarters, drawing sceptical newspaper headlines and furious commentary from some conservatives. But the human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell said the guidance was “big progress for a church...
  • Britain's Unmarried Muslim 'Wives': the Unions Not Recognised by Law

    11/25/2017 11:06:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    The National ^ | November 25, 2017 | Sanya Burgess
    Ground-breaking research shows six in 10 Muslim wives in England and Wales are not legally marriedWhen Rukhsana Noor completed her online dating profile, she thought she had taken her first step towards finding love. In reality, she had set off on a path that would lead her to a lengthy legal battle that would cost her hundreds of thousands of pounds. Ms Noor had many good things in her life: a university education, a professional career and a good salary, but she had always dreamt of having children. As a single woman, she, like many other British Muslims, was...
  • Two Color Films Showing Life in Great Britain During the 1930's

    11/25/2017 8:49:31 AM PST · by NRx · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1935 & 1939 | BFI
    The first is a trip down the river Thames and a look at the Pool of London, then one of the busiest ports in the world. Lots of steamships. The second, linked in the comments below, shows scenes along the Great North Road which was a major coaching road in the 18th and 19th centuries passing through lots of very old small towns and villages.
  • Two Second World War Machine Guns Handed in to Police During Firearms Amnesty

    11/21/2017 7:59:08 AM PST · by broken_arrow1 · 25 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11-21-2017 | Andy Wells
    A pair of World War Two machine guns were among over 140 firearms handed in to police on the first week of the National Gun Surrender. The two weapons, which had been deactivated, were among five automatic guns handed in to the Metropolitan Police along with 31 shotguns, 11 pistols, 10 handguns, nine revolvers and six rifles. Some 3,859 rounds of ammunition were also handed in, as well as 48 air weapons, to the Met. The national gun surrender drive was launched on November 13 and ends on Sunday. Detective Superintendent Mike Balcombe, of the Met’s Trident and Area Crime...
  • Huntswoman appears to whip saboteur with riding crop (UK)

    11/22/2017 9:01:06 AM PST · by Simon Green · 46 replies
    The Mirror ^ | 11/20/17 | Rhian Lubin Dave Rudge
    In shocking video footage, the furious rider screamed “get off my horse” and struck out wildly at the masked man as he tried to grab onto the reins A woman on horseback appears to repeatedly whip a hunt saboteur with a riding crop after he tried to stop her “charging down” his fellow protesters in shocking footage. In the video the furious rider screams “get off my horse ” and strikes out wildly at the masked man as he tries to grab onto the reins during an alleged clash with the East Sussex & Romney Marsh Hunt Club on Saturday....
  • The great guns amnesty is nearly over - you have four days left to hand them in! (UK)

    11/22/2017 7:34:52 AM PST · by Simon Green · 20 replies
    Devon Live ^ | 11/22/17 | Guy Henderson
    The idea is to encourage people to hand their wartime souvenirs or heirlooms over to police. With four days left of the great guns amnesty, Torquay police have been showing off the latest haul of firearms handed in at the town's police station. The guns and ammunition add to an already-impressive collection of guns taken out of circulation. The idea of the fortnight-long firearms surrender is to encourage people who have guns at home - possibly wartime souvenirs or heirlooms - to hand them over to police. The amnesty period runs until Sunday November 26 and they can be handed...
  • Steps you can take if you suspect your neighbors are smoking cannabis.

    11/18/2017 5:44:59 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 94 replies
    Daily Mirror ^ | 16th November 2017 | Chris Mallett, Oliver Astley & Colleen Smith
    Nightmare neighbours smoking cannabis inside their own homes is a common problem for communities across Britain. The notoriously pungent stench may be a sign of a recreational user smoking the odd joint next door or the drug being grown in large quantities close by. And while you may not be bothered by what other people get up to in their own homes, there’s no denying the smell can be off-putting. So what action can you take if you suspect the drug is being used near your home? The Derby Telegraph and DevonLive took a closer look at the law surrounding...
  • How Did a “Gun Nut” Amass 160 Firearms in “Gun Free” UK?

    11/17/2017 6:46:54 AM PST · by Simon Green · 16 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 11/15/17 | Robert Farago
    In the wake of three high-profile mass shootings — Las Vegas, Sutherland Springs and Rancho Tehema — I wonder if firearms freedom fence sitters are starting to get the message: gun control doesn’t work. Background checks don’t stop criminals, crazies and terrorists from tooling-up and going postal. Background checks don’t stop them. Assault weapon bans don’t stop them. Ammunition capacity laws don’t stop them. A bullet to the brain? That stops them! Here’s more proof [via] . . . An eccentric pensioner who was found to have a massive arsenal of weapons after the fire brigade rushed to...
  • 'It's honourable': Muslim man behind website that helps married men find second wives...

    11/10/2017 8:18:36 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | November 10, 2017 | Molly Rose Pike
    The man behind a website to help Muslim men find 'second wives' has insisted the service can 'empower' women. Azad Chaiwala, from Sunderland, set up, for the 'small section' of Muslims who are looking to have multiple wives. Appearing on ITV's This Morning, Mr Chaiwala said his website would discourage women from being mistresses and instead 'empower' them by legitimising the relationship in a way that allows it to be regarded as more than just an affair. Viewers were shocked by Azed's beliefs, saying he was using the website to justify cheating. One tweeted: 'He says it empowers women......
  • The Democrats’ dossier: Thinking they were crafty, Hillary and crew deluded themselves

    11/08/2017 11:17:04 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 7, 2017 | Warren L. Dean Jr.
    In January, I wrote in these pages about the Democrats’ dossier on Donald Trump. Much of what seemed likely about it at the time has since been confirmed. No surprise there. Hillary Clinton has confessed. But what is surprising is the general lack of appreciation for the significance of this sordid episode. Democrats have elevated delusion to an art form by insisting the funding of the dossier is irrelevant, and that what really matters is its unverified and unverifiable allegations of collusion between President Trump and Russia. Alternatively, the White House has asserted that the dossier proves that it was...
  • Tourist Faces Death Penalty for Bringing Husband’s Pain Pills to Egypt

    11/06/2017 8:28:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    New York Post ^ | Sun November 6, 2017 | Tom Michael and Patrick Knox
    A British tourist facing execution for taking prescription painkillers into Egypt is crammed into a tiny cell with 25 other women and a hole in the floor for a toilet. Laura Plummer, 33, was arrested with the tramadol tablets in her suitcase after she flew into a Red Sea beach resort for a two-week break with her Egyptian husband. She’s being held on drug trafficking charges at Hurghada 1st Police Department with “murderers, heroin addicts and prostitutes,” her family told Mirror Online.
  • Tourist faces death penalty for bringing husband’s pain pills to Egypt

    11/06/2017 11:18:46 AM PST · by conservative98 · 61 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 6, 2017 | 2:01pm | Tom Michael and Patrick Knox, The Sun
    A Brit tourist facing execution for taking prescription painkillers into Egypt is crammed into a tiny cell with 25 other women and a hole in the floor as a toilet. Laura Plummer, 33, was arrested with the tramadol tablets in her suitcase after she flew into a Red Sea beach resort for a two-week break with her Egyptian husband. And now, she’s being held on drug trafficking charges at Hurghada 1st Police Department with “murderers, heroin addicts and prostitutes,” her family told Mirror Online. Plummer’s sister Jayne Synclair, 40, said she fears her little sister will try to end her...
  • Britain backs Jordan and Israel to end the Arab-Jewish conflict

    11/06/2017 8:20:16 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/05/17 | David Singer
    ritain's reaffirmation of Peel's proposed "two-state solution" is long overdue Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has acknowledged that Jordan and Israel represent the only viable “two state solution” that can end the Arab-Jewish conflict. Writing in the Daily Telegraph on 29 October—ahead of the centenary of the Balfour Declaration on 2 November—the Foreign Secretary stated: