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  • Why Donald Trump looks like just the friend Britain needs

    01/18/2017 9:03:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Spectator ^ | January 19, 2017 | Freddy Gray
    As president, Barack Obama was too cool for the special relationship. The romantic bond between the United States and Great Britain, which always makes Churchill fans go all soggy-eyed, left him cold. Obama was more interested in globalism, ‘pivoting’ to Asia and the European Union. Donald J. Trump is a very different creature. The new US President seems to cherish Great Britain, whereas the EU annoys him. Brexit is beautiful, he believes — and the EU is falling apart. Trump may or may not know the name of the British Prime Minister but, as he told Michael Gove this week,...
  • The official Brexit song.

    01/18/2017 2:06:51 PM PST · by Vanders9 · 10 replies
    The People's charter ^ | 01/18/2017 | The People's charter
    After recently witnessing that hideous effort by John Oliver (who IS he anyway?), I bring before you a much more accurate and less scatalogical effort. Enjoy.
  • Russian Espionage Plot Uncovered in London

    12/20/2010 4:47:41 AM PST · by IbJensen · 15 replies
    New American ^ | December 19, 2010 | Daniel Sayani
    Another Russian espionage plot has been uncovered, this time in London, involving controversial British Liberal Democrat MP Michael Hancock and his parliamentary aide, Russian national Katia Zatuliveter, a suspected sleeper agent who is being deported on charges that she is a threat to British national security, according to the MI5 intelligence service. This latest episode comes in the wake of the arrest and deportation of 10 Russian sleeper agents in the United States in June 2010, including former British citizen Anna Chapman. Officials also believe that there may be as many as 35 other Russian spies presently working in Britain...
  • Theresa May to set out 12-point plan for Brexit as she vows a clean break that does not leave the UK

    01/17/2017 3:17:02 AM PST · by agere_contra · 50 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 16 January 2017 | Peter Dominiczak
    Theresa May will set out a 12-point plan for Brexit as she vows that the UK will not have “partial” membership of the EU “that leaves us half-in, half-out”.
  • Donald Trump Promises Post-Brexit Britain a ‘Fair’ Trade Deal

    01/15/2017 6:02:55 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 5 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2017-01-15 | TIM STELLOH
    In his first interview with foreign media, President-elect Donald Trump said he planned to offer a "fair" trade deal to Britain "within weeks" of his inauguration. In a joint interview published Sunday in The Times of London and Germany's Bild, Trump said that he planned to make Britain's departure from the European Union "a great thing" and that he would meet with British Prime Minister Theresa May shortly after he is sworn in Friday. "We're gonna work very hard to get it done quickly and done properly," he told the papers, adding: "I love the UK." The comments come as...
  • German paper accuses UK of offshore tax haven threat

    01/15/2017 9:48:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 15 January 2017 21:55 CET+01:00 | AFP/The Local
    Germany’s Welt Am Sonntag newspaper has accused British finance minister Phillip Hammond of threatening to drastically slash corporation tax to turn the UK into an offshore tax haven if it is not given a trade deal. In an interview with Hammond, headlined “British finance minister threatens EU partners”, the paper quotes Hammond saying that Britain could be forced to change its economic model if negotiations went badly. “The British people are not going to lie down and say, ‘too bad’,” he said, when asked if the UK could slash corporation taxes. “If we have no access to the European market,...
  • Donald Trump says UK 'doing great' after Brexit vote

    01/15/2017 7:50:52 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 3 replies
    BBC News ^ | 2017-01-15
    The UK is "doing great" following its vote to leave the EU, US President-elect Donald Trump has said. In his first UK interview, with former justice secretary Michael Gove for the Times, Mr Trump said he thought the UK was "so smart in getting out". Mr Trump promised a quick trade deal between the US and the UK after he takes office in five days' time. He also criticised Nato and German Chancellor Angela Merkel's immigration policies. Mr Trump spoke to the Times and German newspaper Bild ahead of his inauguration on Friday.
  • Ex-Ambassador Sir Andrew Wood admits HE was diplomat who discussed Trump blackmail with McCain...

    01/13/2017 5:50:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Finance Fastly ^ | January 13, 2017
    A previous British minister to Moscow has uncovered that he talked about corrupt affirmations against Donald Trump with one of the President Elect's most despised adversaries - who later took the notorious 'grimy dossier' to the leader of the FBI. The archive, which has opened up a profound discretionary emergency, was conveyed to FBI boss James Comey by Republican John McCain. Presently Sir Andrew Wood - British envoy to Moscow in the vicinity of 1995 and 2000 - has affirmed he met McCain, a blunt pundit of the President Elect, at a security meeting in Canada in November. The two...
  • Top Government Advisor: ‘Not OK’ for Catholic Schools to Oppose Gay Marriage [UK]

    01/10/2017 7:31:58 PM PST · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/10/17 | Nick Hallet
    Catholic schools in Britain must not be allowed to be “homophobic” and oppose gay marriage, the government’s top advisor on community integration has said. Speaking to MPs on Monday, Dame Louise Casey hit out at “religious conservativism”, which she called “anti-equalities”, likening conservative Christianity to extreme Islam. In a discussion on her recent report – in which she highlighted the great social divisions between different immigrant religious groups within British society – Dame Louise said that just it was not acceptable for Muslim schools to segregate boys and girls, it was also not acceptable for Catholic schools to be “homophobic”....
  • John Kerry blames Britain for derailing Obama's plan for intervention in Syria

    01/05/2017 9:38:40 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 39 replies
    The Guardian ^ | January 5, 2017 | By David Smith
    Barack Obama’s plan for military intervention in Syria was abruptly derailed by David Cameron and British members of parliament, US secretary of state John Kerry claimed on Thursday. The American president said he would bomb the Syrian regime if it used chemical weapons but he did not follow through on his promise. The failure to enforce his stated “red line” after President Bashar al-Assad used sarin gas in a Damascus suburb in August 2013 is seen by some as the worst stain on Obama’s legacy. The British parliament’s vote against air strikes has long been cited by Obama and others...
  • Theresa May sets date to meet Donald Trump - but she's already sent close aides to build bridges

    01/05/2017 1:49:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Mirror ^ | January 5, 2017 | Mikey Smith
    The Prime Minister sent her two top staff on a secret mission to repair any damage done to the special relationship by the frosty exchanges after Trump's election Theresa May will visit Donald Trump in the spring - and has already sent her closest aides to the US to build bridges with his team. The Prime Minister ’s joint chiefs of staff were dispatched on a secret mission to the States in December to repair any damage caused by the frosty start to their relationship. Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill reportedly travelled to the US for meetings in New York...
  • ISIS is plotting ‘mass casualty’ chemical attack on Britain, warns minister as he calls on citizens

    01/01/2017 10:26:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 81 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 11:54 EST, 1 January 2017 | Paddy Dinham
    The Minister of State for Security has issued a stark warning that ISIS is plotting a chemical attack on Britain. Ben Wallace said exercises are being carried out to prepare for such an atrocity. ISIS has the capabilities to produce their own mustard gas, having already used the tactics in the Middle East. Troops fighting against the terror group have been left with appalling injuries — including agonizing blisters on their skin and badly damaged lungs — in a frightening echo of warfare in the trenches on the Western Front. Ingredients to make these bombs are fairly common and easy...
  • Thatcher and Reagan part 2? Trump & May 'WILL make UK-US relationship stronger than ever'

    12/27/2016 10:16:16 PM PST · by GonzoII · 20 replies
    Express ^ | Wed, Dec 28, 2016 | Aletha Adu
    DONALD Trump and Theresa May have vowed to make the special relationship between Britain and the US “stronger than ever”, Britain’s ambassador to Washington has revealed. The President-elect and second British female Prime Minister have agreed over a series of phone calls to build on the legacy that President Reagan and Prime Minister Thatcher forged. Sir Kim Darroch, praised the billionaire’s “historic and impressive” victory that was “like no other in history” and called leaders to embrace the future that lies ahead.
  • Israel Urges Jews To Leave France, Suspends "Working Ties" With ...

    12/26/2016 4:53:35 PM PST · by LurkedLongEnough · 10 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | December 26, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    In an unexpected escalation that was not the result of Israel's angry response to Friday's UN vote which passed a resolution condemning the country's settlements on occupied Palestinian territory, and which the US refused to veto, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Monday called on French Jews to leave their country to protest a Paris-hosted conference planned for next month aimed at restarting Palestine-Israel peace talks, Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth has reported.
  • Prince Charles Urges Brits To Think Of Muhammad This Christmas

    12/22/2016 9:25:19 AM PST · by son of terrence · 151 replies
    Speaking on Thought for the Day, a short early morning slot on BBC Radio 4 dedicated to faith issues, the son of Britain’s reigning Monarch urged listeners to think of persecuted religious figures — singling out Jesus Christ and Muhammad — this Christmas. He said: Normally at Christmas we think of the Birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. I wonder though if this year we might remember how the story of the nativity unfolds, with the fleeing of the holy family to escape violent persecution. And we might also remember that when the prophet Muhammad migrated from Mecca to Medina...
  • How Millions Of Secret Silk Maps Helped POWs Escape Their Captors in WWII

    12/20/2016 1:34:20 PM PST · by NYer · 24 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | December 20, 2016 | Cara Giaimo
    A "Mark III" military escape kit, with a silk map peeking out. Imagine it’s 1942, and you’re a member of Britain’s Royal Air Force. In a skirmish above Germany, your plane was shot out of the sky, and since then you’ve been hunkered down in a Prisoner of War camp. Your officers have told you it’s your duty to escape as soon as you can, but you can’t quite figure out how—you’ve got no tools and no spare rations, and you don’t even know where you are.One day, though, you’re playing Monopoly with your fellow prisoners when you notice a strange seam...
  • 'USA you'll pay!' UK Muslims chant Allahu Akbar in 2nd march in 3 days to demand Caliphate

    12/19/2016 7:53:52 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 47 replies
    Express (UK) ^ | Dec 19, 2016 | VICKIIE OLIPHANT
    HUGE crowds of Muslims chanting Allahu Akbar descended on London for the second time in a week in a series of protests to demand an Islamic caliphate in Syria. On Wednesday, more than 1,000 protestors gathered outside the Syrian embassy in London’s Belgrave Square calling for America to be punished over Aleppo. While one protester appeared to be waving a Taliban flag, others were seen handed placards made by Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain, which calls for the reestablishment of a caliphate. Then just days later another 400 British Muslims travelled to the capital from cities including Birmingham and Bradford to take...
  • Dunkirk - Trailer

    12/19/2016 1:24:02 PM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    You Tube ^ | December 14, 2016 | Staff
    From filmmaker Christopher Nolan (“Interstellar,” “Inception,” “The Dark Knight” Trilogy) comes the epic action thriller DUNKIRK, in theaters July 21, 2017.
  • Brexit Fuels Record-Breaking Christmas Spending in Britain

    12/18/2016 10:56:05 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 5 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12-18-2016 | Michael van der Galien
    When British voters were still trying to decide whether they should support or oppose Brexit, the "Remain" camp told them that doing so would result in a horrific economic collapse. Oh yes, the country's economy would go down the drain. There was no stopping it. Brexit meant financial ruin. Well, as it turns out, the opposite is actually happening: This week is forecast to be the busiest yet for retailers as shoppers leave it to the last minute to buy presents. Because Christmas Day falls on a Sunday this year, buyers have effectively been given an extra Saturday of spending...
  • Jihadi John II: British Extremist Beheads Terrified Prisoner in Shocking New ISIS Video

    12/18/2016 8:45:55 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12-18-2016 | Michael van der Galien
    ISIS has found another radical-Islamic Brit willing to butcher innocent hostages: Mohammed Reza Haque, 36, is depicted in the video using a serrated hunting knife to cut off a prisoner’s head in the middle of a barren desert. The vile killer was likened to extremist Mohamed Emwazi – dubbed ‘Jihadi John' – who beheaded five western hostages on video, after murdering his victim in an almost-identical fashion. Emwazi was known as "Jihadi John," ISIS' most infamous executioner. Before he was finally taken out by an American drone, Emwazi slaughtered at least five prisoners: David Haines and Alan Henning from Britain,...
  • Trump’s Trade Deal Chief: Britain at Front of the Queue

    12/17/2016 11:39:21 AM PST · by GonzoII · 20 replies
    Daily Telegraph/Breitbart ^ | 17 Dec 2016 | Oliver JJ Lane
    The United States will seek out a trade deal with the United Kingdom as a top priority during the Trump Administration, his head of commerce has revealed. While Billionaire businessman Wilbur Ross Jr., a vocal supporter of the Trump election campaign nominated as Commerce Secretary this week has not made a public statement on the matter, Britain’s Daily Telegraph has reported a “senior Trump source” who has emphasised the priority with which a British trade deal is treated.
  • Muslims march en masse demanding sharia law...in London

    12/16/2016 7:19:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/16/2016 | By Ed Straker
    One of the biggest objections that sane people have to Muslim immigration is that an unknown number of immigrants are, in the words of Donald Trump, Jr., poisoned Skittles who will commit acts of terrorism.  This "poison Skittle" problem is a very valid concern, but not the only one. The fact is that a much greater percentage of Muslims, who may not commit terrorist acts, nonetheless are in favor of imposing sharia law in the area where they live.  One poll said 40% of Muslims in Britain want sharia enforced. Knowing that, it should come as little surprise that...
  • Britain Has to Be Willing to Break with the European Union Altogether

    12/15/2016 4:45:57 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12-14-2016 | Michael van der Galien
    In Britain, the debate about Brexit (Britain leaving the European Union) is still taking place. It's clear that Article 50 of the EU treaty will be triggered before the end of March 2017, but that doesn't mean there's nothing left to talk about. Most Brits, the government included, want a free trade deal in goods and services with the EU. That would be logical considering that the European Union and British economies are, to quite a large degree, intertwined. However, as Hugh Bennett -- deputy editor of pro-Brexit website BrexitCentral -- explains in a recent article, this doesn't mean that...
  • Britain Bans Heroic Bishops: Persecuted Christian Leaders From War Zones Refused Entry

    12/04/2016 4:26:34 PM PST · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    The Daily Express (UK) ^ | 12/4/16 | Caroline Wheeler
    THREE archbishops from war-torn Iraq and Syria have been refused permission to enter the UK despite being invited to London to meet Prince Charles.The Christians, including the Archbishop of Mosul, were told there was “no room at the inn” by the Home Office when they applied for visas to attend the consecration of the UK’s first Syriac Orthodox Cathedral. Last night the decision was described as “unbelievable” by critics who pointed out that extreme Islamic leaders had been allowed visas. The Prince of Wales addressed the congregation at St Thomas Cathedral in London last week, while both the Queen and...
  • Wartime spy, big game hunter - and for 80 years the Queen's best friend:(truncated)

    11/28/2016 1:22:59 AM PST · by fella · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 28 November 2016 | Richard Kay
    Wartime spy, big game hunter - and for 80 years the Queen's best friend: Lady Margaret Rhodes was a glorious character from a bygone era - and her death is a shattering blow to Her Majesty,  That she died peacefully at home in her own bed would have been just the way she would have wanted it. No fuss, no unnecessary excitement, certainly no blaze of glory. With her headscarf, perm and sensible shoes, Margaret Rhodes represented the polar opposite of a modern world where television and social media bestow celebrity on the trashy, the flashy and the undeserving. And...
  • Royal Navy Type 45 destroyer towed back to port two days after it sails

    11/24/2016 10:39:35 AM PST · by McGruff · 36 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | November 24, 2016
    A Royal Navy Type 45 destroyer has been towed back into port just two days after it sailed following a total propulsion failure while taking part in Nato exercises. The Daring class warship, HMS Duncan, left Devonport naval base at Plymouth on Sunday take part in a series of maritime wargames with Spanish, Portuguese and German warships. But the 4,500 tonne hi-tech ship limped back into Plymouth on Wednesday under tow and shadowed by three additional dockyard tugs as well as the Ministry of Defence police.
  • Huge, Mysterious Settlement Discovered Near Stonehenge

    11/22/2016 10:14:10 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    Seeker.com ^ | Nov 22, 2016 02:40 PM ET | ROSSELLA LORENZI
    A vast, mysterious complex dating back more than 5,600 years has been unearthed just 1.5 miles from Stonehenge, British archaeologists have announced. The finding in Wiltshire reinforces the theory that Stonehenge was a sacred monument and suggests the entire region was ritually active hundreds of years before the enigmatic stone circle was erected. Found during excavations ahead of the construction of a new Army Service family accommodation, the 650-foot-diameter complex is known as a "causewayed enclosure." It consists of more than 3,100 feet of segmented ditches arranged in two concentric circles. According to archaeologists at Wessex Archaeology, the remains date...
  • Britain to Trump: 'No vacancy' for Nigel Farage as ambassador to the USA

    11/22/2016 10:22:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Yahoo News via Reuters ^ | 11/22/2016 | By Guy Faulconbridge
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain on Tuesday dismissed U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's unprecedented expression of support for Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage to be made British ambassador to Washington, saying pointedly that there is no vacancy for the job. Trump, who after his election victory met Farage before any EU leaders, said on Twitter that "many people" would like to see the former metals trader turned politician as Britain's ambassador. "Many people would like to see @Nigel_Farage represent Great Britain as their Ambassador to the United States. He would do a great job!" Trump said. Prime Minister Theresa May, who congratulated Trump...
  • The Queen 'Set To Invite Donald Trump to Britain'

    11/20/2016 10:34:00 AM PST · by Steelfish · 87 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | November 20, 2016 | Laura Hughes
    The Queen 'Set To Invite Donald Trump to Britain' The president-elect reportedly told Theresa May that his mother had been a 'big fan' of the Queen Laura Hughes 20 NOVEMBER 2016 • Donald Trump will receive an invitation to meet with the Queen in the summer of next year, according to reports. Ministers believe the Queen is their "secret weapon" and Theresa May will use the state visit to help strengthen the "special relationship" between Britain and the United States. The US president-elect reportedly told the Prime Minister during a phone call last week that his late Scottish mother had...
  • British people are pleading for Barack Obama to move to the UK and become Prime Minister

    11/18/2016 1:46:25 PM PST · by SaveFerris · 91 replies
    Indy100 ^ | Posted 8 days ago | by Narjas Zatat
    Britain and the US appear to be going through similar crises of identity. Across the pond, Donald Trump’s incredibly divisive victory has seen protests across the country. The state of the UK isn’t much better: Theresa May’s Brexit bumbling and the High Court’s decision to leave Article 50 to an MPs' vote has left the country thoroughly frustrated. But there seems to be a solution forming in the minds of Britons: Poach the American leaving office.
  • [Video] United Kingdom: Shia militia march in military uniform in a suburb of London

    11/18/2016 11:22:05 AM PST · by zlando · 30 replies
    Europe-Israel News ^ | Europe Israel News
    The militia of the fundamentalist Shiite preacher Yasser Habib, whose men train in a suburbs of London, parade in military uniform with flag raising. In the video Al Jazeera below, it is possible to see this parade from 1mn34 to 3mn48. Read More Twitter: @zlando
  • European Union Orders British Press NOT to Report when Terrorists are Muslims

    11/18/2016 6:00:01 AM PST · by zlando · 80 replies
    Europe-Israel News ^ | November 18, 2016 | Yves Mamou
    According the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) — part of the Council of Europe — the British press is to blame for increasing hate speech and racist violence. On October 4, 2016, the ECRI released a report dedicated only to Britain. The report said: some traditional media, particularly tabloids… are responsible for most of the offensive, discriminatory and provocative terminology. The Sun, for instance, published an article in April 2015 entitled “Rescue boats? I’d use gunships to stop migrants”, in which the columnist likened migrants to “cockroaches”… The Sun newspaper has also published inflammatory anti-Muslim headlines, such...
  • Europe WHO? Trump's snub to Brussels as he names Britain but NOT the EU among key allies

    11/17/2016 4:37:35 PM PST · by sinsofsolarempirefan · 40 replies
    Daily Express ^ | 11/16/16 | NICK GUTTERIDGE
    DONALD TRUMP delivered a major snub to the beleaguered European Union today in a further sign of the marginal role Brussels can expect to play in his foreign policy plans.
  • Trump To Bring Back Churchill Statue SHAMEFULLY Removed from White House by President Obama

    11/14/2016 2:45:47 PM PST · by drewh · 194 replies
    The London Daily Express ^ | : 16:11, Mon, Nov 14, 2016
    NIGEL FARAGE has revealed that Donald Trump will re-install a bust of Winston Churchill removed from the Oval Office by Barack Obama - in a clear sign of the friendship the new President wishes to foster with Britain. The interim Ukip leader said Mr Trump has already pushed Britain to the front of the queue for a favourable trade relationship and added that he is the man to forge stronger ties with the US as he flew to visit the business tycoon in his first days as President Elect. Mr Farage said: "We talked about the prospect of the United...
  • Chaos Ensues As Europe Splinters In Response To Trump: UK, France, Hungary Snub EU Emergency Meeting

    11/13/2016 6:33:27 PM PST · by lafroste · 32 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/13/16 | Tyler Durden
    While America's so-called "establishment", the legacy political system and mainstream media, appear to be melting, and transforming before our eyes into something that has yet to be determined, Europe also appears to be disintegrating in response to the Trump presidential victory: as the FT reports, in a stunning development, Britain and France on Sunday night snubbed a contentious EU emergency meeting to align the bloc’s approach to Donald Trump’s election, exposing rifts in Europe over the US vote. Hailed by diplomats as a chance to “send a signal of what the EU expects” from Mr Trump, the plan fell into...
  • Britain and France snub EU’s emergency Trump meeting

    11/13/2016 5:29:55 PM PST · by McGruff · 68 replies
    Financial Times ^ | November 13, 2016 | Duncan Robinson
    Britain and France on Sunday night snubbed a contentious EU emergency meeting to align the bloc’s approach to Donald Trump’s election, exposing rifts in Europe over the US vote. Hailed by diplomats as a chance to “send a signal of what the EU expects” from Mr Trump, the plan fell into disarray after foreign ministers from the bloc’s two main military powers declined to attend the gathering demanded by Berlin and Brussels.
  • Christian Couple Barred from Adoption Over Views on Same-Sex Parenting [UK]

    11/07/2016 5:14:40 PM PST · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 11/7/16 | Staff Reporter
    A British couple have been barred from adopting their foster children because of their “concerning” views about same-sex parenting. The couple decided to try to adopt their two foster children themselves after finding out that a gay couple were prospective parents. The unnamed Christian couple from the Midlands told social services that children need a mother and father. Social services said that this view could be “detrimental to the long-term needs of the children.” The couple have appealed the decision made by social services in a letter to their local council. The pair argued that they had “not expressed homophobic...
  • A Donald Trump presidency would be better for Britain

    11/07/2016 8:47:47 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Spectator ^ | November 7, 2016 | Rod Liddle
    If Trump wins, I wonder if the BBC will be as exultant as it was in 2008, when Obama won? Here’s a small bet – it won’t be. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. It’s almost worth him winning for that alone. Oh, and for the Guardian’s tears. I don’t like Trump. There seems to be no coherence to his policies. He is boorish, sure. But it is his inarticulacy and apparent stupidity that bothers me more. That being said, if you are British and a pragmatist you should be hoping for Trump to win. It is incredible...
  • 'Ethnicity: Italian or Sicilian?' UK schools provoke row with online form

    11/05/2016 5:07:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    The Italian Ambassador to the UK has intervened after parents complained about the distinction made between Italy, Sicily and Naples in school district questionnaires. When selecting their ethnicity from a drop-down menu on school district websites, Italians in the UK faced a surprising choice. They were asked to define themselves as either 'Italian', 'Italian - Sicilian', 'Italian - Neapolitan' or 'Italian - Other'. Complaints initially came from parents in Bradford, north England, but it became clear this was not an isolated case, and that several school districts in England and Wales differentiated between northern and southern Italians. The Italian Embassy...
  • Police fear gun links between UK crime gangs and terrorists

    11/01/2016 7:41:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 10/31/2016 | unknown
    Half of the terror plots prevented in the UK over the last two years involved extremists trying to buy guns, senior police officers have said. National Crime Agency (NCA) chief Lynne Owens said criminals "think nothing about who they sell firearms to". UK security services have warned of the growing risk of a marauding gun attack, similar to those in Paris and Mumbai. A major campaign is being launched to try to clamp down on the supply of illegal firearms. The NCA said the appeal was aimed at anyone who might see guns smuggled through smaller ports of entry to...
  • A handy guide to Left-wing people for the under 10s

    10/31/2016 4:14:26 PM PDT · by Eric Pode of Croydon · 8 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 28 Oct 2016 | Andy Shaw
    Left-wing people in the olden days Left-wing people used to like working-class people. Lots of left-wing people used to be working-class people. These people were known as socialists and joined trade unions. Sometimes working-class people used to frighten left-wing people, but they pretended that they weren’t frightened and were nice to them. Left-wing people supported working-class people, gave them money, sat in rooms with them and wore badges to show that they cared more than right-wing people, who wore ties instead of badges and didn’t care. Nowadays Nowadays, working-class people are bored with socialism because it hasn’t made them rich...
  • TUBE BOMB: Terror as crude IED found on train fails to explode - MORE attacks expected

    10/22/2016 8:32:53 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 28 replies
    Express ^ | Oct 22, 2016 | KATIE MANSFIELD AND PATRICK CHRISTYS
    ARMED anti-terror police were flooding London today amid fears a BOMB found on a Tube train last night was just the first of many. Officers tasered and arrested a 19-year-old man after a "viable improvised explosive device" was found on a Tube train at North Greenwich. North Greenwich tube station was evacuated for nearly seven hours after London Underground staff found the suspect package on an eastbound Jubilee Line train. But experts warned the IED may have been just the first in a co-ordinated attack on the capital.
  • (Prime Minister) Theresa May To Step Into Brussels Lions’ Den

    10/18/2016 8:51:03 AM PDT · by tekrat
    One America News Network ^ | 10/18/2016 | Alastair Macdonald and Jan Strupczewski
    Theresa May’s first EU summit was never going to be easy but Thursday’s encounter in Brussels may be a thoroughly bleak affair now that fellow leaders feel she has taken a hard line on breaking away from the European Union. The British prime minister caught the other 27 off guard on Oct. 2 when, having campaigned to stay in the bloc, she thrilled her Conservatives’ conference in Birmingham with rousing pledges to start Brexit talks by March, curb immigration and reject EU court rulings — a recipe, EU leaders said, for "hard Brexit".
  • Highland Clearances (Deporting Foreigners from Britain)

    10/18/2016 4:16:31 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 12 replies
    Craig Murray Blog ^ | 17 Oct 2016 | Craig Murray
    There is so much injustice in Tory Britain you trip over it when you are not looking. We just enjoyed a long weekend in the Highlands, and stayed through airbnb at the Wayfarers’ Rest in Laggan. Out hosts were the delightful Zielsdorf family, who could not have been more friendly and welcoming. Their kindness and attention were particularly remarkable given they are every second awaiting the arrival of the border force to deport them. ...
  • Roger Stone Says Kerry Threatened Ecuadorian President Over Assange: Brits Storm Embassy Tonight

    10/16/2016 10:10:55 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 81 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10/16/16 | Roger Stone
    Hashtag 'keys' likely have to do with this. Roger Stone 1h Roger Stone @RogerJStoneJr John Kerry has threatened the Ecuadorian President with "grave consequences for Equador" if Assange is not silenced @StoneColdTruth [link to mobile.twitter.com (secure)] Roger Stone @RogerJStoneJr 45m Reports the Brits storm the Ecuadorian Embassy tonite while Kerry demands the UK revoke their diplomatic status so Assange can be seized [link to mobile.twitter.com (secure)]
  • Men pelt worshippers at a mosque with BACON just before evening prayers

    10/06/2016 2:29:13 PM PDT · by Grzegorz 246 · 130 replies
    Mirror ^ | 5 Oct 2016
    Two Polish men caused uproar a mosque when they pelted worshippers with bacon just before evening prayers, a court heard. Piotr Czak-Zukowski, 28, and Mateusz Pawlikowski, 21, also threw rashers at the shoe rack of the Al-Rahman Mosque in Camden, and a piece landed inside a shoe. "These two were completely and utterly drunk. They entered a mosque, which they are prohibited from doing while drunk. "Not only have they entered, they then insulted worshippers just before evening prayers. "They have with them rashers of bacon which they throw on the floor in a holy place of worship. "They also...
  • US war hero Chuck Yeager blasts 'nasty, arrogant' Brits (tr)

    10/06/2016 9:54:54 AM PDT · by DFG · 71 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 10/05/2016 | Mail Foreign Service
    American World War Two hero Chuck Yeager has launched an extraordinary attack against Britain, saying its people are ‘nasty’ and ‘arrogant’. The 93-year-old, who was the first man to break the sound barrier when he worked as a US test pilot, has recently taken to social media. And judging from his first attempts he is no mood to let age mellow him.
  • FREE SPEECH CRACKDOWN: EU orders British press NOT to reveal when terrorists are Muslims

    10/05/2016 10:38:49 AM PDT · by grundle · 65 replies
    express.co.uk ^ | October 5, 2016 | Katie Mansfield
    MEDDLING Brussels has said the British press should not report when terrorists are Muslims in a slew of demands to the Government to crack down on the media. A report from the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) found there was an increase in hate speech and racist violence in the UK from 2009 to March 2016. Blaming the press, ECRI Chair Christian Ahlund, said: “It is no coincidence that racist violence is on the rise in the UK at the same time as we see worrying examples of intolerance and hate speech in the newspapers, online and even...
  • STREET ATTACK: Female pedestrian is punched in the head by total stranger in random attack in London

    10/05/2016 6:43:31 AM PDT · by AC Beach Patrol · 27 replies
    The Sun (UK) ^ | 10/05/2016 | ELLIE CAMBRIDGE
    The 25-year-old woman was punched by the stranger in an unprovoked attack as she waited to cross the road in Clapham, London. The man can be seen running towards her, striking her on the side of the head and running across the street as the woman stumbles away from him. She received minor injuries from the assault and managed to flag down police officers who searched the area but were unable to find the attacker.
  • Learning Arabic Language Key to Highly-Paid Jobs in Britain

    10/01/2016 6:52:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Thursday, 29 September 2016
    Learning the Arabic language can open up highly-paid job opportunities in Britain - according to jobs search engine Adzuna - as it is one of the most sought after languages in the country’s labor sector. The British company studied more than one million jobs on the market to see the most requested languages along with English, in various work fields. The study examined which languages could lead to higher salaries and better job positions and found there were nine languages in addition to English that could prove to be rewarding – Arabic came second in the list of nine Those...