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  • Mayday election a chance for real change (United Kingdom)

    04/25/2017 4:43:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Belfast Live ^ | April 24, 2017 | Joe Lindsay
    There was a major announcement this week and we were given a heads up about it in advance. It was to happen at 11.15am on Tuesday, an announcement by Theresa May. I was kind of expecting her to reveal David Icke was right all along, then shed her human suit and order us to bow down and welcome our lizard alien overlords. Unfortunately, it wasn’t that exciting or dramatic. After recently stating categorically she would never call a snap election, last week Theresa, you guessed it folks, announced a snap election in June. I know it’s hard to imagine a...
  • Why Princess Anne is the best king we never had

    04/21/2017 8:01:50 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 13, 2010 | Geoffrey Levy
    Sometimes a woman's deepest thoughts are best left unsaid, but the Princess Royal has never regretted once describing herself as 'not everyone's idea of a fairytale princess'. It was a deliberate message and the moment she laid the ground rules for her life as a professional royal. But everyone knew what she was getting at all those years ago. In a celebrity-besotted world inhabited by pretty people endlessly proclaiming the message that physical beauty brings instant happiness, Anne was having to deal with being a real princess who is not blessed with chocolate-box prettiness.
  • Words to patriotic hymn I Vow To Thee My Country are ‘almost obscene’, says vicar

    04/21/2017 6:00:25 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 8, 2013 | Steve Doughty
    A leading Church of England vicar yesterday condemned the words of one of the country’s best-loved hymns as obscene, offensive and unfit to be sung by Christians. The Reverend Gordon Giles, one of the Anglicans’ leading authorities on hymns, declared that I Vow to Thee My Country should be rewritten if it is to be sung by modern congregations. His verdict was delivered in advance of the remembrance weekend when the hymn, which is especially valued by military families, will feature in thousands of services across the country and the Commonwealth.
  • Britain Will Hold a General Election on June 8th: Is This the EU’s Weapon to Defeat Brexit?

    04/19/2017 4:08:19 PM PDT · by davikkm · 5 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    UK Prime Minister, Theresa May has decided to call for a General Election on June the 8th. Her stated reasoning is that she will then have a proper mandate to carry out the policies she “will” be elected on. But there is much more to this than meets the eye. This is not a simple call for support, at this the most crucial time in Britain’s negotiations with the European Union, this may in fact be at the behest of the EU commissioners to derail (or at least water down) the final deal. The fact that EU grandees seem utterly...
  • Trump assassination attempt: Sandford looking forward to seeing Dorking landmark upon his release

    04/18/2017 10:49:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Surrey Advertiser ^ | April 19, 2017 | Tom Van Klaveren
    A Dorking man who was jailed for trying to take a gun at a Donald Trump rally last year has revealed the three things he is looking forward to after he is released - including the famous Dorking Cockerel. Michael Sandford's mother Lynne said he is looking forward to seeing the Mole Valley countryside and cuddling his cat, Mischief....
  • Teachers’ Union: ‘Promote’ LGBT Lifestyles to Two Year Olds to Stop Hate Crime

    Transgender lifestyles and same-sex relationships should be ‘promoted’ to children as young as two to reduce hate crime, the National Union of Teachers (NUT) has said. Delegates at the union’s national conference in Cardiff on Monday voted for its members to teach about ‘LGBT+’ issues and lifestyles to toddlers starting from nursery school.
  • Why Were Foreign Intelligence Agencies Spying on Trump?

    04/18/2017 7:30:43 AM PDT · by detective · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 18, 2017 | Brian C. Joondeph
    Last month, Fox News regular Judge Andrew Napolitano claimed that President Obama and his cronies used British intelligence to spy on then candidate Donald Trump. That certainly caused a stir among the higher-ups at Fox News. A week later the outspoken judge was suspended from Fox. More specifically, Judge Napolitano accused the Obama administration of doing an end run around the U.S. intelligence community, using GCHQ, the British spy agency, to do its dirty work. GCHQ has unfettered access to the NSA database. Meaning that the Brits could request transcripts of conversations between the Trump campaign and any foreign players, then...
  • May to seek snap election for 8 June (UK)

    04/18/2017 3:15:08 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 53 replies
    BBC ^ | 18th April 2017
    UK PM Theresa May announces plan to call snap general election on 8 June. She said Britain needed certainty, stability and strong leadership following the EU referendum.
  • A U.S.-UK Trade Agreement and the Trump Re-Election Campaign

    04/17/2017 12:48:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Real Clear World ^ | April 17, 2017 | Christopher Smart & Marianne Schneider-Petsinger
    A U.S.-UK trade agreement would bring little probable benefit to the American economy, although the benefits to a certain Donald Trump could be huge. Given how tough it is to secure Congress’ approval of trade deals, it is overwhelmingly in America’s interest to muster limited political capital around a path to expanding trade with the much larger markets of the European Union. But a deal with the British may nonetheless find a fervent champion in President Trump. So far Trump has spoken of a potential agreement warmly but without specifics. By the spring of 2019 Britain will have formally left...
  • One in Four British Christians Say Resurrection of Jesus Didn't Occur: Survey

    04/14/2017 1:05:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/14/2017 | Brandon Showalter
    One in four people who identify themselves as "Christians" in England say that they believe that the physical resurrection of Jesus Christ did not happen, according to a new poll. (Photo: Flickr / Hoyasmeg)A new thriller will focus on a Roman centurion's life following Christ's resurrection.ComRes conducted the survey of 2,010 British adults by telephone for 10 days at the beginning of February, asking them a series questions about their beliefs on the Bible and Easter. BBC local radio commissioned the survey for Palm Sunday, measuring the responses of the "General Public," "All Christians," and "Active Christians," which refers to Christians who...
  • Gun crime in London increases by 42%

    04/13/2017 8:44:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 4/12/2017 | unknown
    Gun crime offences in London surged by 42% in the last year, according to official statistics. The Met Police's figures showed there were 2,544 gun crime offences from April 2016 to April 2017 compared to 1,793 offences from 2015 until 2016. Knife crime also increased by 24% with 12,074 recorded offences from 2016 to 2017. The Met said although crime rates were rising they remained at a much lower level than five years ago. Scotland Yard registered annual rises across a number of serious offence categories in the past 12 months, following several years of falls. The total number of...
  • How Many Countries Conspired Against Trump?

    04/13/2017 7:25:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Powerline ^ | April 13, 2017 | John Hinderaker
    The Guardian adds to our knowledge of how the Obama administration and its allies overseas tried to discredit Donald Trump. (For purposes of this post, I assume that everything the Guardian says is true, even though it is based on anonymous sources who are pursuing their personal and political interests.) Britain’s spy agencies played a crucial role in alerting their counterparts in Washington to contacts between members of Donald Trump’s campaign team and Russian intelligence operatives, the Guardian has been told. GCHQ first became aware in late 2015 of suspicious “interactions” between figures connected to Trump and known or suspected...
  • Thin skinned millenials need a spanking

    04/12/2017 6:16:30 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 8 replies
    Sky News ^ | 11th April 2017 | Sam Kiley
    Heads bowed, they stood in silent respect on the pavements of Wootton Bassett and tossed roses onto the hearses carrying soldiers who fell in Afghanistan. This week, London was stilled and many moved to tears as the last post was played on a bugle over the casket of PC Keith Palmer. After the attack on Westminster, in which he gave his life defending parliament against a knife-wielding lunatic, flags were at half-mast while mountains of flowers marked the spot where he and others died. These are moments when the British agree, as a nation, to "Silence the pianos and with...
  • Is Britain cozying up to the Gulf to offset Brexit losses?

    04/12/2017 11:14:59 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Wednesday, 12 April 2017 | Rua’a Alameri
    As uncertainty looms over Britain’s economic stability post-Brexit, leaders of the former colonial empire are looking to secure trade ties with its Gulf allies. Political and economic experts in the UK state that cultivating a perception that Britain is a global player with strong links outside the EU will be a substantial political strategy for the British Prime Minister Theresa May. The British government has said it is keen to start preparatory work so deals could be reached quickly after it leaves the EU. Britain is looking to strike new trade deals after May formally activated Article 50 of the...
  • Trump confounding media by working with Britain to pressure Russians

    04/11/2017 11:34:42 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/11/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Sounds like pretty conventional geopolitics, but it doesn't fit the media template of the 2016 election Normally this would be a bottom story of the day: The United States and Britain are working together to pressure Russia into withholding support from a bad actor in the Middle East. That’s about as conventional as geopolitics ever gets. It transcends partisan changes in either or both parties’ leadership roles, and it hasn’t even been changed all that much by the collapse of communism - an event that is astonishingly approaching 30 years old.
  • BREAKING: British Government ‘FULLY SUPPORTS’ Donald Trump's missile blast against Syria

    04/07/2017 12:01:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Express ^ | April 7, 2017 | Will Kirby
    A Government spokesperson said: “Overnight, the US has taken military action against the Syrian regime, targeting the airfield in Shayrut which was used to launch the chemical weapons attack earlier this week. “The UK Government fully supports the US action, which we believe was an appropriate response to the barbaric chemical weapons attack launched by the Syrian regime, and is intended to deter further attacks.” The news comes after the US launched 59 Tomahawk missiles on a Syrian airfield in a show of power against Bashar al-Assad. In a statement, President Trump said: “Tonight I ordered a targeted military strike...
  • Shia LaBeouf’s ‘Man Down’ sells only one ticket in UK

    04/06/2017 12:50:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Daily Excelsior ^ | April 7, 2017 | Press Trust of India
    LOS ANGELES, Apr 6: Shia LaBeouf’s “Man Down” has flopped in the UK during its limited theatrical debut after it reportedly only sold one ticket, raking in 7 pounds when it opened at a cinema in Burnley over the weekend. The movie revolves around a soldier searching for his estranged son and battling PTSD after his return from Afghanistan. Directed by Dito Montile, it’s also supported by the likes of Gary Oldman, Jai Courtney and Kate Mara, reported Ace Showbiz. The film premiered at 2016 Venice Film Festival before playing at the Toronto International Film Festival and heading to US...
  • What are the Odds of Britain Going to War with Spain?

    04/04/2017 6:06:02 AM PDT · by davikkm · 23 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    After several hundred years of complaining about the UK ownership of Gibraltar, Spain is looking set to make a final play for the territory. Gibraltar has long been recognized internationally as belonging to Britain with only Spain criticizing the position; and the Brexit negotiations may be their last real chance of getting it. One of the most decisive and well-managed military actions of modern history was former Prime Minister Margret Thatcher, responding to the Argentinian invasion of the Falkland Islands. Nowadays, Thatcher is much maligned by the left, but few would criticize her leadership during the time of the crisis....
  • Brexit sovereignty plan set out in Great Repeal Bill

    03/29/2017 11:17:39 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies
    bbc.com ^ | March 30, 2017 | bbc
    The government is due to set out how it plans to remove EU law from the statute book when it publishes details of its Great Repeal Bill later. Having formally triggered Brexit, ministers are promising a "smooth and stable transition" with legislation ending the supremacy of EU judges. It will also incorporate thousands of pieces of EU law into UK legislation. The publication comes the day after the UK started two years of talks using Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty.
  • …Donald Trump Jnr slams London mayor Sadiq Khan for saying ‘terror attacks are part of living in…

    03/22/2017 2:01:58 PM PDT · by markomalley · 40 replies
    The Sun ^ | 3/22/17 | Sam Webb
    US President Donald Trump’s son has slammed the Mayor of London for saying terror attacks are “part of living in a big city” as his father called the Parliament attack “big news”.Donald Trump Jnr tweeted a link to a story from the Independent about comments made by London Mayor Sadiq Khan in September.Mr Khan said he believes the threat of terror attacks are “part and parcel of living in a big city”.