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  • UKIP Leader Wants to Pay British Indians to Leave UK

    08/19/2017 4:05:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Little India ^ | August 19, 2017 | Staff
    The UK Independence Party (UKIP) leadership candidate, John Rees-Evans proposes to reduce “unnecessary population” by paying British Indians to leave the UK using the £12bn funds from the vital foreign aid budget. Under the proposed scheme he wants to remove a million people every year using the foreign aid budget. The scheme would give dual-nationals £9,000 plus healthcare benefits to “return to their country of origin”, reported Daily Mirror. Scheme Will Create Jobs in UK He used examples of Indians and Tanzanians, to claim that his scheme would “create jobs in this country, reduce unnecessary population and reduce the strain...
  • Boris Johnson backs Trump in war of words between the US and Kim Jong-Un as he blames North Korea

    08/12/2017 4:55:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | August 12, 2017 | Mark Wood
    Boris Johnson last night backed Donald Trump in the incendiary war of words between the US President and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. Blaming the North Koreans for the crisis, the Foreign Secretary called on the communist regime to ‘fix it’. He said Britain was working with the US and other allies in the region to find a diplomatic solution to the stand-off between Pyongyang and Washington. ‘The North Korean regime is the cause of this problem and they must fix it,’ he said. ‘The international community is shoulder to shoulder in ensuring North Korea stops its aggressive acts. 'We...
  • #BREAKING: Ongoing Incident at Manchester Hotel

    08/10/2017 2:48:25 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 61 replies ^ | August 10, 2017 | benjamin Sutton
    According to the Manchester Evening News, eyewitnesses say there are emergency vehicles lining the pavement outside of the hotel. One witness stated seeing a woman in blood.
  • Brits need to get over their beef with US meat

    08/08/2017 5:35:36 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 47 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7th August 2017 | Daniel Hannan
    I eat steak whenever I'm in the United States. Your steaks are bigger, juicier, and more tender than those I can buy in Europe. Why? Partly because American cattle are given hormones that are banned in the EU. Now, you might prefer the idea of unadulterated beef, raised only on rich green grass. Plenty of people in Europe say they do, and good luck to them. No one is going to force them to eat anything they don't want. But why should they impose their taste on the rest of us? Over the past two weeks, a bizarre alliance has...
  • Britain's youngest sex swap patient reveals why she's undergoing surgery to switch gender for the th

    08/06/2017 8:33:06 PM PDT · by 1_Inch_Group · 46 replies ^ | 6 AUG 2017 | GRACE MACASKILL
    Ria – who was born Brad – She was given blockers to stop her going through puberty, followed by injections of female hormones Ria decided to transition back and live her life instead as a gay man. But five years on Ria is more certain than ever that is not the real her – She has paid £5,000 to get her dream 34EE breasts, and will have an op next year for her genital transformation. One of her biggest regrets is taking part in a Channel 4 documentary which revealed her job as a ladyboy called Lola.
  • The Forgotten History of Britain's White Slaves in America

    07/28/2017 11:32:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 76 replies
    American ^ | July 28, 2017 | Janet Levy
    Slavery in America, typically associated with blacks from Africa, was an enterprise that began with the shipping of more than 300,000 white Britons to the colonies. This little known history is fascinatingly recounted in White Cargo (New York University Press, 2007). Drawing on letters, diaries, ship manifests, court documents, and government archives, authors Don Jordan and Michael Walsh detail how thousands of whites endured the hardships of tobacco farming and lived and died in bondage in the New World. Following the cultivation in 1613 of an acceptable tobacco crop in Virginia, the need for labor accelerated. Slavery was viewed as...
  • Taking down the arguments against Trident (Read this)

    07/31/2017 2:42:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Save the Royal Navy ^ | January 4, 2016
    The case for Trident – disposing of common arguments against renewing Britain’s nuclear weapons capability and the Royal Navy’s Successor submarines. In 2016 Parliament approved the construction of 4 replacement of ‘Successor’ ballistic missile submarines for the Royal Navy. Despite majority public support, a very vocal minority opposes British nuclear weapons and the subject continues to be hotly debated. The current Vanguard class submarines, built during the 1990s needs to be replaced in order to safely and reliably maintain deterrent patrols. This project does not involve procurement of any new warheads or an upgrade in nuclear capability. The US-made Trident...
  • Piers Morgan calls JK Rowling ‘lying hypocrite’ over Trump tweets

    07/30/2017 12:11:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Scotsman ^ | July 30, 2017 | Angus Howarth
    Piers Morgan has called JK Rowling “a shameless, lying hypocrite” on Twitter following the author’s tweets about US President Donald Trump’s alleged refusal to shake a disabled child’s hand. Footage emerged on social media on Friday appearing to show Mr Trump ignoring a child in a wheelchair, prompting the author to send a series of critical tweets, calling the president a “monster of narcissism”. (TWEET-AT-LINK) However, another clip showed Mr Trump leaning down towards the child and speaking to him, while the Monty’s mother, Marjorie Kelly Weer, took to Facebook to confirm that the president did not ignore her son....
  • Dublin bookie world’s first dedicated Donald Trump bookmaker – he’s got some VERY unusual offers

    07/30/2017 11:31:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Sun ^ | July 30, 2017 | Mike Ridley
    This is NOT fake news. This is big, big news. Joe Lee has just become the world’s first full-time Donald Trump bookmaker. The Sun’s Mike Ridley gives a Trump pinch with Paddy Power’s Joe In a rectangular – rather than oval – office on the fourth floor of Dublin’s Power Tower, Head of Trump Bets Joe spends his day working out the odds for punters’ bets on the US President. Donald J Trump is BIG business in the world of betting. More bets are placed on The Donald than on boxing, motor racing or even the President’s favourite sport golf....
  • Charlie Gard’s Parents End Their Fight to Save His Life, Say It’s Too Late for Experimental...

    07/24/2017 11:54:35 AM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    Life News ^ | July 24, 2017 | Steven Ertelt
    FULL TITLE: Charlie Gard’s Parents End Their Fight to Save His Life, Say It’s Too Late for Experimental Treatment The parents of the little boy Charlie Gard, who had been fighting a hospital to save his life say they are ending their legal battle to get him an experimental treatment. Chris Gard and Connie Yates wanted to take their son to the United States for an experimental treatment. They raised more than $1.5 million for his care. His parents said they know the chance of the experimental treatment working is slim, but they want to try anyway for Charlie’s sake....
  • 97 Year Old Calgary veteran who survived Dunkirk attends premiere

    07/23/2017 10:21:33 PM PDT · by Kriggerel · 19 replies
    Global News ^ | July 22 2017 | Carolyn Kury de Castillo
    Theatre goers watching the premiere of “Dunkirk” at Calgary’s Westhills Cinemas on Friday night got a surprise encounter with a 97-year -old man who was at the battle in 1940. The Battle of Dunkirk took place during the Second World War between the Allies and Nazi Germany in Dunkirk, France. Calgarian Ken Sturdy, dressed in a jacket adorned with medals, viewed the movie and was impressed by what he saw...
  • Why US trade deal could hinge on chickens

    07/23/2017 5:43:13 PM PDT · by ptsal · 6 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | July 23, 2017 | Gordon Rayner
    A Cabinet split over whether to allow the import of controversial “chlorine washed” chicken could cause a major stumbling block in Liam Fox’s trade talks with the US today. It is more than one-fifth cheaper than British chicken, and has been deemed safe by the European Food Safety Authority, despite the EU ban.
  • 15 MPs agree to sign no-confidence motion against British PM Theresa May

    07/23/2017 5:31:59 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 3 replies
    The Economic Times ^ | Sunday, July 23, 2017 | PTI
    "No backbiting, no carping. The choice is me or (Opposition Labour leader) Jeremy Corbyn - and no one wants him," Conservative MPs who were present reported May saying. LONDON: Around 15 Conservative party MPs have agreed to sign a no-confidence motion against British Prime Minister Theresa May as part of a plot to oust her, according to a media report. Although the letter of no confidence falls short of the 48 names required to trigger a leadership contest, the UK Parliament's summer break could prove critical for May's future as British prime minister, 'The Sunday Times' reported. "The numbers change...
  • Great Brexit chef shortage: Huge recruiting crisis sees plans for new restaurants shelved

    07/15/2017 2:35:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    This Is Money ^ | July 15, 2017 | Sarah Bridge, The Financial Mail
    Britain's restaurateurs are facing a recruitment crisis with higher costs, tougher competition and the effect of Brexit – and things are only going to get worse, say key industry figures. Fears over workers’ rights following Britain’s exit from the European Union mean that restaurants are finding it harder to recruit staff and retain existing employees. According to a recent survey by accountancy group KPMG for the British Hospitality Association, a quarter of all chefs are from the Continent. Ufi Ibrahim, chief executive of the BHA, said: ‘The success of the UK’s food scene depends on an ability to hire leading...
  • Order Tea or Tea Order (The Milk Debate)

    07/14/2017 5:17:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Varsity (U.K.) ^ | Wednesday June 21 2017 | Aditya Guha
    Aditya Guha puts his taste buds to test to check if we can distinguish whether you put milk first in your teaWith a slew of formals and May Balls being organised by societies to mark the end of the academic year, you couldn’t possibly be more nervous about being judged on tea etiquette. Gowns can be rented for a special day. A white (or black) bowtie could be borrowed from that dependable friend. But what if you strike up a conversation with a Cambridge don (with possibly an OBE to boot!) at one of these events and don’t know...
  • London Subway to change 'ladies and gentlemen' announcements

    07/13/2017 6:36:48 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 49 replies
    BBC News ^ | 13th July 2017 | BBC News
    The "ladies and gentlemen" greeting on Tube announcements is to be scrapped, Transport for London (TfL) has announced. London Underground staff have been told to say "hello everyone" in an effort to become more gender-neutral. TfL said the move was to ensure all passengers felt "welcome". LGBT campaign group Stonewall welcomed the decision, which was supported by London mayor Sadiq Khan at a session of Mayor's Question Time last month. The revised phrasing will be applied to all new pre-recorded announcements made across the capital's transport network. Mark Evers, director of customer strategy at TfL, said: "We want everyone to...
  • Britain's new £6.2billion aircraft carriers 'are vulnerable to cheap long-range Russian ...

    07/12/2017 6:26:04 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | July 11, 2017 | Larisa Brown
    Britain's new £6.2billion aircraft carriers are vulnerable to relatively cheap long-range Russian and Chinese missiles, a report has revealed. Multibillion-pound defence projects are at risk from technological advances by potential enemies of the UK, the think-tank study found. Missiles costing less than £500,000 each could 'at least disable' Britain's new £3.1billion HMS Queen Elizabeth, it claimed. The report noted: 'Key Western military assets had become vulnerable to targeting and disruption and destruction by long-range precision missiles to a degree that had hitherto been unthinkable.' It warns the Government has focused more on offensive systems over protective capabilities. 'There has been...
  • Jane Austen's Correspondence to Be Offered at Sotheby's

    07/08/2017 2:52:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies ^ | July 8, 2017 | July 8, 2017
    Almost exactly 200 years to the day of Jane Austen’s death in 1817, a masterly comic letter written by the author to her favourite niece will come to sale for the very first time at Sotheby’s London on 11th July with an estimate of £80,000-100,000. The celebrated novelist, whose own literature has remained the subject of critique for over two centuries, is here seen exercising her own critical opinion of another writer’s work in a light-hearted jeu d’espirit which exudes not only Austen’s supreme intellect, but also her comic charm, Art Daily said. Dating from 29-30 October 1812, a critical...
  • Theresa May hails Donald Trump's 'powerful vote of confidence' in UK over trade

    07/08/2017 12:00:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Coventry Telegraph ^ | July 8, 2017 | Duncan Gibbons
    Theresa May has hailed the "powerful vote of confidence" in Britain Donald Trump and other world leaders have shown with their "strong desire" to strike new trade deals after Brexit. The Prime Minister said she is "optimistic and positive" about a future pact with the US after the president said he believed an agreement could be reached "very, very quickly". Following talks on the margins of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Mr Trump hailed the "very special relationship" he had developed with the PM. He said he expected an agreement on new trading arrangements with Britain to be "very powerful"....
  • George Clooney Admits Trump’s America Is Safer Than the UK

    07/07/2017 6:08:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Rush ^ | July 7, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: George Clooney… Now, wait. We’re not going into Entertainment Tonight. George Clooney has decided to leave London. He’s gonna pack up his wife, Amal Clooney, and their two kids and they’re gonna move back to LA. I don’t know how many of you knew that they even moved to London, but that’s where her gig is. She’s a worldwide human rights, civil rights lawyer. So So Clooney moved over there — no surprise — and now he wants to leave. It’s not that he wants to come back here. (interruption) It’s that he wants to leave there. That’s the...