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  • Andrea Leadsom quits Conservative leadership race (Theresa May will be next UK PM)

    07/11/2016 4:53:21 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 62 replies
    BBC ^ | 11 July 2016
    Andrea Leadsom has pulled out of the contest to become the next Conservative Party leader and UK PM - with Theresa May now set to succeed David Cameron. Mrs Leadsom said she did not believe she had sufficient support to lead a "strong and stable government". She also said a nine-week leadership campaign at such a "critical time" for the UK would be "highly undesirable". The energy minister said Mrs May was "ideally placed" to implement Brexit, and wished her the "greatest success". A source close to the energy minister told BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg "the abuse has been...
  • Andrea Leadsom speech to be Prime Minister (She's impressive - Video)

    07/05/2016 6:26:21 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 21 replies
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  • Theresa May: Cutting EU migration will have to wait (She doesn't get it)

    07/03/2016 4:31:44 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 7 replies
    Voters will have to wait before migration can begin to be cut despite Britain deciding to leave the European Union, Theresa May has warned. The Home Secretary, who is the front-runner in the Conservative leadership election, promises to reform the EU’s rules on “free movement” of people, which currently allow an unlimited number of migrants to move to the UK to live and work. However, she stops short of promising to abolish free movement altogether, warning that it will “take time” before the numbers of immigrants come down. The issue of cutting migration is one of the critical battlegrounds in...
  • May And Leadsom Fight For Leadership As Gove Out (Breaking news)

    07/07/2016 8:30:05 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 19 replies
    Sky News ^ | 16:23, UK, Thursday 07 July 2016 | Sky News
    Theresa May and Andrea Leadsom will battle it out for the Conservative leadership after Michael Gove was eliminated from the contest in the second round of voting.
  • Nigel Farage interview | Bass Cover

    07/06/2016 9:46:02 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 9 replies
    youtube ^ | Seb Read Music
    Jamming to some classic Farage.
  • Who are the people who elect Britain's next Prime Minister? (interesting info)

    Britain's next prime minister, tasked with negotiating the country's exit from the European Union, will be chosen by Sept. 9 following a vote of the ruling Conservative Party's 150,000 grassroots members. After two votes by Conservative lawmakers, the two candidates for the job are interior minister Theresa May and Andrea Leadsom, a junior energy minister. For more information on the candidates see: Below are the key details of how the next leader is chosen and who gets to decide: *snip* WHAT DO THEY WANT NEXT? - A YouGov poll conducted after the referendum showed 63 percent of the party's members...
  • Johnson pulls out of Tory leader race

    06/30/2016 3:57:24 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 53 replies
    Breaking: Boris Johnson: I'm not standing as Tory leader
  • Boris Johnson Wins Key Support To Become PM As Labour Leader Foils Leadership Coup

    06/26/2016 10:31:47 AM PDT · by orchestra · 27 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 6/26/2016 | Tyler Durden
    In the middle of this transformation is none other than Boris Johnson, the leader of the successful "Leave" campaign, who however has cause to celebrate tonight because according to the Sunday Times, the former London mayor has won the backing of a key colleague to replace David Cameron as prime minister. Justice minister Michael Gove, who together with Johnson led the "Leave" campaign, called Johnson on Saturday to say he would back him for the leadership of the ruling Conservative Party, Reuters added. The Sunday Times said interior minister Theresa May was expected to enter the leadership contest in the...
  • David Cameron announces resignation as UK votes to leave EU

    06/24/2016 5:35:53 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 101 replies
    -excerpt- He said that "the British people have voted to leave the EU and their will must be respected... the will of the British people is an instruction which must be delivered." "There can be no doubt about the result." Cameron gave no timetable for his departure, but said that he wanted a new leader to be in place by October when his Conservative Party holds its annual conference. Boris Johnson, a former London mayor who campaigned for the UK's departure from the EU, is tipped by bookmakers as Cameron's likely successor. Johnson, who was greeted by a booing crowd...
  • British voters unleash a transatlantic tsunami And it's headed for American shores.

    06/24/2016 7:39:13 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 73 replies
    Politico ^ | 24 Jun 2016 | Joseph J. Schatz and Ben White
    LONDON — British voters didn’t just shock the world and the financial markets by voting to leave the European Union hours ago: They also ignored President Barack Obama, handed Hillary Clinton a potential economic burden and injected new energy into the populist currents roiling politics on both sides of the Atlantic. The surprise 52 percent - 48 percent result in favor of leaving the European Union — which British networks projected just before 5 a.m. local time — came after a tense night of vote-counting throughout the United Kingdom. British Prime Minister David Cameron later announced he's resigning, citing a...
  • 'Leave as soon as possible', EU chiefs tell Britain after Brexit vote

    06/24/2016 7:25:15 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 70 replies
    The Times of India ^ | June 24, 2016 | AFP
    BRUSSELS: EU chiefs on Friday told Britain to start negotiations to quit the bloc "as soon as possible", after outgoing Prime Minister David Cameron said he would leave the negotiations to his successor. "We now expect the United Kingdom government to give effect to this decision of the British people as soon as possible, however painful that process may be," said a joint statement after Britons voted for a Brexit . "Any delay would unnecessarily prolong uncertainty." The statement was issued by EU president Donald Tusk, European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker, EU Parliament leader Martin Schulz and Dutch premier Mark...
  • The Brexit contagion: How France, Italy and the Netherlands now want their referendum too

    06/24/2016 6:49:53 AM PDT · by Mariner · 76 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | June 24th, 2016 | Matthew Holehouse, Brussels
    Voters in France, Italy and the Netherlands are demanding their own votes on European Union membership and the euro, as the continent faces a “contagion” of referendums. EU leaders fear a string of copycat polls could tear the organisation apart, as leaders come under pressure to emulate David Cameron and hold votes. It came as German business leaders handed a considerable boost to the Leave campaign by saying it would be “very, very foolish” to deny the UK a free trade deal after Brexit. Markus Kerber, the head of the BDI, which represents German industry, said that 1970s-style trade barriers...
  • Brexit live: David Cameron to step down over EU referendum result

    06/24/2016 12:37:28 AM PDT · by Cronos · 143 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 24 June 2016 | Andrew Sparrow, Matthew Weaver
    Quote from CameronI was absolutely clear [in the referendum] about my belief that Britain is stronger, safer and better off inside the European Union. And I made clear the referendum was about this and this alone, not the future of any single politician, including myself. But the British people have made a very clear decision to take a different path and as such I think the country requires fresh leadership to take it in this direction. I will do everthing I can as prime minister to steady the ship over the coming weeks and months. But I do not think...
  • Polls give boost to Cameron's fight against Brexit

    06/18/2016 11:31:27 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 23 replies
    reuters.com ^ | June 18, 2016 | William Schomberg and Paul Sandle
    The campaign to keep Britain in the European Union regained its lead in two opinion polls published on Saturday, giving a boost to Prime Minister David Cameron who is battling to avoid a historic "Out" vote in Thursday's referendum. A third poll also showed a change in momentum in favor of the "In" camp and Cameron got the backing of a leading newspaper when the right-leaning Mail on Sunday urged its readers to vote to remain in the EU. "We are now in the final week of the referendum campaign and the swing back towards the status quo appears to...
  • Goodbye Dave? Bookmakers slash odds on Cameron quitting within the next TWO WEEKS (Tory Revolt)

    06/16/2016 9:14:02 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 9 replies
    The Express ^ | June 17, 2016 | Tom Parfitt
    With just a week until the EU referendum, the under-fire Tory leader is priced at 5/2 to leave Downing Street before the end of June. William Hill has also cut its odds on George Osborne to cease to be Chancellor by the end of this year – from 7/4 to 5/4. It comes after 65 Tory MPs vowed to vote against Osborne's proposed "emergency Budget" of swingeing cuts in the event of Brexit. Vote Leave campaigner and ex-London mayor Boris Johnson is 5/2 favourite to replace Mr Cameron while Mr Osborne is priced at 9/2. Pro-EU Home Secretary Theresa May...
  • Britain's authority within EU will rise after 'In' vote: PM Cameron

    06/12/2016 12:32:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:06pm BST | Kylie Maclellan
    Britain’s influence in the European Union will be stronger if it votes to remain in the bloc in a June 23 referendum, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Sunday with the latest polls showing Britons almost evenly split over whether to stay or go. One poll published late on Saturday gave a two-point lead to supporters of “Remain” and the other showed those in favor of Brexit were one point ahead. In an interview on BBC television, Cameron — whose “In” campaign has been branded as scaremongering by pro-Brexit supporters for warning of the risks of quitting the 28-nation EU...
  • Brexit is the Only Way to Secure Great Britain

    06/04/2016 8:02:37 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 4 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | Christopher Carter
    A few weeks ago David Cameron made contemptible warnings over Brexit and its implications for UK security. He even went so far as to suggest the Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi “might be happy” if the country votes to Leave the EU. It is rather telling that since this intervention the PM has chosen to focus on prophesising economic collapse and hardship rather than discussing this vital issue of Britain’s national security. It is not surprising – considering the recent interventions and revelations concerning how the UK’s membership of the EU impacts on our security. A report by the...
  • Plans to create an EU army 'kept secret' from voters

    05/26/2016 7:03:38 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 36 replies
    telegraph uk ^ | 27 MAY 2016
    Plans to move towards the creation of a European army are reportedly being kept secret from British voters until the day after next month’s referendum. Drawn up by the EU’s foreign policy chief, the Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy foresees the formation of new European military and operational structures. This first step towards an EU army is supported by Germany and other countries, The Times reports. In 2011, similar proposals were vetoed by Britain, although there were concerns that a loophole could allow nine states to group together to bypass opponents. In an effort to avoid derailing the...
  • UK's Cameron says Trump comments on Muslim ban 'very dangerous'

    05/22/2016 5:14:00 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 45 replies
    British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Sunday U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump's comments on banning Muslims from entering the United States were "very dangerous", adding to his criticism of the presumptive Republican nominee. "It's a very dangerous thing to say ... as well as a divisive and wrong one," Cameron told ITV's "Peston on Sunday" show. However, he said he would be prepared to meet Trump if he came to Britain ahead of the U.S. election.
  • Britain has become 'semi-pacifist' under Cameron, says retired general as he warns of war…[tr]

    05/21/2016 3:42:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 18 May 2016 • 12:01AM | Tom Whitehead
    David Cameron has made Britain a “semi-pacifist” nation more interested in protecting “welfare and benefits” than adequate defenses, one of the country’s most senior retired generals has warned. General Sir Richard Shirreff, former Deputy Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, said the UK had “shrunk in to itself” and carries an “increasingly impotent stick”. He said the country now risked losing its post-Falklands global reputation for military might. …
  • Pope Francis Hails Election of Sadiq Khan as Mayor of London

    05/17/2016 8:45:40 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 40 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 5/17/16 | Staff Reporter
    The election of a Muslim as London mayor 'illustrates the need for Europe to rediscover its capacity to integrate', the Pope told La CroixPope Francis has hailed the election of London’s first Muslim mayor in a wide-ranging interview with a French newspaper. Discussing the migrant crisis with French daily La Croix, Pope Francis said “the worst form of welcome” for migrants is “to ‘ghettoise’ them”. “On the contrary, it’s necessary to integrate them,” the Pope said. “In Brussels, the terrorists were Belgians, children of migrants, but they grew up in a ghetto. In London, the new mayor (Sadiq Khan) took...
  • Donald Trump Slams Cameron And Khan On Islam Comments: ‘Don’t Pretend It’s Not A Problem’

    05/17/2016 11:02:53 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 38 replies
    Donald Trump has said he is unlikely to have a good relationship with David Cameron because the British prime minister cast the U.S. presidential candidate as “divisive, stupid and wrong” for proposing a temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States.
  • Donald Trump Hits Back at David Cameron and London Mayor Sadiq Khan

    05/16/2016 8:20:02 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 144 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 16, 2016 | Jenny Gross
    LONDON—Donald Trump said he is unlikely to have a good relationship with U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron if he becomes the next U.S. president because of Mr. Cameron’s earlier criticism of him. “It looks like we’re not going to have a very good relationship, who knows,” Mr. Trump said in an interview with ITV News, which aired Monday. Mr. Cameron’s spokesman responded that the prime minister stood by earlier comments that Mr. Trump, the likely Republican presidential nominee, was “divisive, stupid and wrong” for calling for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the U.S. He also said criticism from Sadiq...
  • Donald Trump backs Brexit, saying UK would be 'better off' without EU

    05/05/2016 10:33:04 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 17 replies
    twitter.com/guardian ^ | 8:19 PM - 5 May 2016 | The Guardian ✔ ‎@guardian
    Donald Trump backs Brexit, saying UK would be 'better off' without EU https://t.co/58PabVSPEc— The Guardian (@guardian) May 6, 2016
  • David Cameron Must Apologise To Donald Trump, Demands Advisor

    05/04/2016 7:00:08 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 87 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | Raheem Kassam
    British Prime Minister David Cameron should apologise for his disparaging remarks about Donald Trump – who is now almost certain to become the Republican Presidential candidate after a crushing defeat of his main rival Ted Cruz last night – according to a key Trump campaign advisor. Mr. Cameron has called the Republican candidate “divisive stupid and wrong” for remarks about restricting Muslim immigration to the United States, something which Trump advisor George Papadopoulos thinks warrants an apology. Mr. Papadopoulos also blasted President Obama’s intervention in the EU referendum campaign, and stressed that Britain’s relationship with the U.S. would flourish, Brexit...
  • Labour candidate favourite for London mayor after racially charged campaign

    05/01/2016 7:32:02 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 17 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1 May 2016 | William James
    LONDON (Reuters) - Sadiq Khan of opposition Labour Party is the strong favourite to win London's mayoral election on Thursday after a contest marked by religious tensions and accusations of racism. Polls show Khan, the son of a bus driver, is as much as 20 percentage points ahead of rival Conservative Zac Goldsmith in the race to run one of the world's top financial centres. If he wins, he will succeed current Conservative mayor Boris Johnson to become the first Muslim to head a major Western capital. London's population of 8.6 million is among the most diverse in the world...
  • UK: Muslim MP Calling for Israel to be ‘Relocated’ to U.S.

    04/27/2016 8:27:04 AM PDT · by Lera · 13 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | April 26, 2016 | Pamela Geller
    slamic Jew-hatred - it's in the Quran. Is this surprising? No. And it's proof of the nefarious convergence of leftism and antisemitism. Labour is left. Interesting note: it was a blogger who discovered the hate-filled post. Bloggers are doing the work the media won't. "Labour MP forced to resign after calling for Israel to be 'relocated' to the US," By Greg Heffer, Political Reporter, The Express, April 26, 2016: A LABOUR MP has been forced to resign her role as an aide to shadow chancellor John McDonnell after supporting calls for Israel to be 'relocated' to the United States. Labour...
  • anti-Semitic storm: Muslim MP suggested Israel should be moved to US [tr]

    04/26/2016 9:10:14 AM PDT · by pabianice · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/25/16 | Sculthorpe
    Labour in fresh anti-Semitic storm: Muslim MP quits as aide to John McDonnell after sharing toxic Facebook post which suggested Israel should be moved to US Naz Shah today apologised for 'offence caused' by her Facebook post The Bradford West MP shared the claim and added supportive comments The post was made in 2014 before Ms Shah became an MP in the Commons Labour has been rocked by a series of anti-Semitism rows in recent weeks Jeremy Corbyn repeatedly urged to speak out clearly against abuse Labour MP Naz Shah today apologised and quit as an aide to John McDonnell...
  • Blast From the Past: Obama and the Mau Mau [Explains Baraq's Brexit antics]

    04/22/2016 1:04:48 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
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  • Obama under fire as he threatens to send Britain 'to the back of the queue' if it votes to leave

    04/22/2016 12:57:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 75 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/22/16
    President Barack Obama told Britain today that it would have to 'go to the back of the queue' if it leaves the European Union, then tries to negotiate its own trade deal with the United States. A US-UK trade agreement is not going to happen 'any time soon,' Obama said during a joint news conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron. ‘Not because we don’t have a special relationship but because given the heavy lift on any trade agreement, us having access to a big market with a lot of countries rather than trying to do piecemeal trade agreements, which...
  • Boris Johnson suggests 'part-Kenyan' Obama may have an 'ancestral dislike' of Britain

    04/22/2016 7:24:41 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 28 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 4/22/2016 | MATT DATHAN, POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT FOR MAILONLINE
    Boris Johnson was accused of 'dog whistle racism' and likened to right-wing 'Tea Party' politicians in the US this morning after his attack on the 'part-Kenyan' Barack Obama. The Mayor of London spoke out against the US President after he urged British voters to stay in the EU and mentioned his African ancestry as he criticised the decision to remove a bust of Sir Winston Churchill from the Oval Office shortly after Mr Obama entered the White House. Mr Johnson - who is favourite to succeed David Cameron as Prime Minister - suggested the President got rid of the statue...
  • Boris Johnson branded 'racist' and likened to the right-wing Tea Party (Gag-a-lot alert!)

    04/22/2016 7:45:03 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 04/22/16 | Matt Dathan
    Boris Johnson was accused of 'dog whistle racism' and likened to right-wing 'Tea Party' politicians in the US this morning after his attack on the 'part-Kenyan' Barack Obama. The Mayor of London spoke out against the US President after he urged British voters to stay in the EU and mentioned his African ancestry as he criticised the decision to remove a bust of Sir Winston Churchill from the Oval Office shortly after Mr Obama entered the White House. Mr Johnson - who is favourite to succeed David Cameron as Prime Minister - suggested the President got rid of the statue...
  • Falklands fury as islands left unguarded for the first time since 1982 war

    04/02/2016 5:22:59 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 40 replies
    The Sun, U.K. ^ | April 02, 2016 | SAM CHRISTIE
    THE Falklands Islands have been left without the protection of a British warship for the first time since the conflict 34 years ago. The Royal Navy has provided a "permanent presence" in the South Atlantic since British troops invaded the islands in 1982. But a manpower crisis, a need to deploy ships closer to home and a series of engine problems with the Navy's Type 45 destroyers has led to the islands being left unguarded. No warship has been dispatched since a frigate returned from the region in November, last year. Shadow defence secretary Emily Thornberry branded the situation as...
  • Osborne Warns Of Ł36bn Cost If UK Leaves EU

    04/18/2016 2:03:30 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies
    Sky UK ^ | Monday, April 18, 2016 | unattributed
    The Chancellor says income tax could rise by 8% and billions would be cut from public services if the UK votes to leave the EU... says Treasury analysis has found that UK tax receipts would be Ł36bn-a-year lower after 15 years... the amount the officials calculate the exchequer would lose if Britain was forced to enter a trade deal similar to that which Canada has recently negotiated. The figure is the same as eight pence in the pound added to income tax. The 'Canadian model' is the scenario that many who want to leave say would be in Britain's best...
  • Will Britain Leave or Remain in the European Union?

    04/01/2016 5:22:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 31, 2016 | Michael Barone
    On June 23, when Donald Trump will or will not have won the 1,237 delegates he needs to be nominated, voters in Britain will decide an issue as divisive as Trump's candidacy: whether the United Kingdom will remain in or leave the European Union. It's not a decision that has attracted much attention in the United States. The Obama administration has weighed in, urging Britons to vote to remain. That's the same approach taken by every American administration for 60 years. The default assumption is that we have done pretty well over the last 240 years with a Union of...
  • British Leader NIGEL FARAGE ENDORSES Donald TRUMP! A President Trump would be good news for Britain

    03/27/2016 8:13:30 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 25 replies
    Twitter ^ | 3/27/2016 | Gary Forbes
    British Leader NIGEL FARAGE ENDORSES @realDonaldTRUMP! "A President Trump would be good news for Britain!"
  • BBC Radio Drama Gave Tips For Illegal Migrants In Somalia

    03/27/2016 5:11:04 AM PDT · by jamesmu · 13 replies
    A BBC department that produced a radio drama giving practical tips to would-be migrants on how to cross from Somalia to Europe received nearly Ł90 million of British tax payers’ money. The drama, broadcast to Somalia and Kenya at the height of the migrant crisis, featured one character advising a woman to travel only with small luggage to make the illegal crossing easier. Another character is later advised that “this current time is the best opportunity to reach Europe”.
  • Watch: UK PM tells Labour to 'sort out' its anti-Semitism

    03/26/2016 5:23:16 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/3/16 | Ari Yashar
    UK Prime Minister David Cameron issued sharp criticism of the Labour party Wednesday, given the large number of members recently exposed making anti-Semitic comments and the party's unwillingness to take action against them. Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3j-qs0U764 n parliament, Mike Freer of the Conservative party asked Cameron if he agrees that all organizations "public and private" should root out anti-Semitism, in a timely statement given the Labour party's recent association with anti-Semitism. "Anti-Semitism is an absolute cancer in our society," responded Cameron, warning that when hatred of Jews grows it's a signal of "many even worse things happening to ethnic groups and...
  • Iain Duncan Smith's resignation letter in full

    03/20/2016 3:44:56 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 14 replies
    itv.com ^ | 18 March 2016 | Iain Duncan Smith
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  • UK Special Envoy to Yemen Alan Duncan Claims US Controlled by Jewish Bankers Posted By On

    10/16/2014 4:30:47 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | October 15, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    UK Special Envoy to Yemen Alan Duncan Claims US Controlled by Jewish BankersPosted By Daniel Greenfield On October 15, 2014 @ 12:24 pm In The Point | 18 Comments Alan Duncan, the UK’s Special Envoy to Yemen and Oman, a former oil industry man and current MP, offered a calculated insult to the United States and a staple of Nazi anti-Semitic propaganda as part of his unfortunate campaign against the Jewish State.After denouncing Israeli “Apartheid” despite having built his career working with an oil company that actually propped up Apartheid in South Africa, Duncan demanded that all candidates be...
  • Opposition head grills Canadian PM on Hamas funding

    02/17/2016 1:50:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 2/17/2016, 3:02 PM | Ari Yashar
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was put on the spot Tuesday by Interim Opposition head Rona Ambrose over reports that he plans to give UNRWA $15 million, despite its well-documented ties to the Hamas terrorist organization in Gaza. [...] Ambrose, an MP of the Conservative Party, noted how UNRWA was documented storing Hamas rockets and weapons "designed to kill Israeli citizens" - as even the UNRWA chief admitted last June - and likewise has actively taken part in inciting anti-Semitic violence. In his complete dodge of the serious question, Trudeau noted that he welcomed UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon to Ottawa...
  • Conservative Party Officially Endorses Ted Cruz For President

    02/14/2016 7:52:15 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 37 replies
    ConservativePartyUSA.org ^ | February 14, 2016
    2016 PRESIDENTIAL ENDORSEMENTFor Immediate Release:  Conservative Party Officially Endorses Ted Cruz For PresidentAfter careful consideration and serious reflection, the Conservative Party is pleased to announce it officially endorses Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) for President of these United States.Ted Cruz is a solid conservative patriot who has a keen understanding of what is needed to save America from the liberal-induced moral and social decline and the duplicity of a cowardly, hidebound Republican Party establishment that refuses to stop it.Senator Cruz is a shining example of what it really means to be a true social, constitutional and fiscal conservative.   His undergraduate, law...
  • A Lesson to Republicans in Canada's Conservative Party Defeat

    02/08/2016 7:54:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/09/2016 | By David Solway and Janice Fiamengo
    The failure of Canada's majority Conservative government to win re-election on October 17, 2015 should serve as an object lesson to the Republican establishment in the United States. Among a number of reasons for the debacle, the abandonment or weakening of first principles in the name of pragmatic and ideological compromise was a major factor leading to the Conservative defeat. The Tories attempted to cater to non-conservative voters, to appeal to a broad constituency, to be liked, to be moderate, by softening the party's message and gutting many of its programs. Perhaps most obviously, they drew back from significantly defunding...
  • Donald Trump defends Vladimir Putin over Alexander Litvinenko murder

    01/26/2016 2:01:35 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 144 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | January 26, 2016 | Nick Allen
    Donald Trump has defended Vladimir Putin after a British public inquiry found the Russian president "probably" sanctioned the assassination of Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko in London. Mr Trump waded into the case saying he had seen "no evidence" of Mr Putin's involvement, adding: "They say a lot of things about me that are untrue too." The front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination has previously said he felt a "great honour" when Mr Putin praised him as an "absolute leader". .. But Mr Trump told Fox Business: "Have they found him (Mr Putin) guilty? I don't think they've found him guilty....
  • EU faces existential crisis as democracy becomes contagious - Nigel Farage

    01/20/2016 1:46:26 PM PST · by Lorianne · 2 replies
    You Tube ^ | 20 January 2016 | Nigel Farage
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  • Leaving EU would be 'a jump into a void' for the UK

    01/16/2016 11:42:57 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 11 replies
    bbc.com ^ | January 17, 2016 | bbc
    A vote for Britain to leave the EU would be a "jump into a void", according to the head of a new pro-European Conservative campaign group. Former minister Nick Herbert has launched Conservatives for Reform in Europe (CRE) to argue the case for the UK to stay under renegotiated terms. Meanwhile, the education secretary is also warning young people could be "cut off from the world" if the UK leaves. David Cameron has said ministers can campaign on either side of the debate. The PM's push to renegotiate Britain's terms of membership of the EU is expected to come to...
  • Merkel ally threatens legal action over refugee policy

    01/16/2016 7:20:49 PM PST · by Mariner · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 16th, 2016 | By Michael Nienaber
    A prominent ally of Germany's Angela Merkel has threatened to take her government to court over its open door refugee policy as political pressure grows for the chancellor to reduce the number of new arrivals. Bavarian state premier Horst Seehofer said he would send the federal government a written request within the next two weeks to restore "orderly conditions" at the nation's borders, through which one million migrants and refugees passed last year alone. "If it doesn't follow, the state government will have no other choice but to file a suit at the Federal Constitutional Court," Seehofer told Der Spiegel...
  • The Backlash: Neo-Nazis on the rampage. Gun sales soaring. (trunc)

    01/16/2016 7:06:04 PM PST · by Mariner · 10 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | January 16th, 2016 | By Sue Reid
    Sitting in his white-walled room on the second floor of an anonymous office block, the German politician talks from the heart. He states emotionally that his country has changed for ever; that the European Union is finished and Chancellor Angela Merkel’s days are numbered. ‘Frau Merkel, she’s not right in the head,’ adds 46-year-old Siegbert Droese, pointing his finger at his temple. ‘She tells people from all over the Islamic world to come here to paradise. The numbers are mind-boggling and could reach ten million [when the migrants bring members of their families over to join them]. ‘So many young...
  • Canadian Election Live Thread

    10/19/2015 4:50:06 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 144 replies
    CTV News ^ | 10/19/2015 | CTV
    LIB 19 NDP 2 CON 1
  • (Stephen) Harper To Resign As Conservative Leader After Election Defeat-CANADA

    10/19/2015 9:50:49 PM PDT · by hoagy62 · 27 replies
    Huff Po Canada ^ | 10/19/15 | Ryan Maloney
    Stephen Harper, the only leader the Conservative Party of Canada has ever known, is stepping down. It just isn't clear when. Conservative Party president John Walsh made the announcement in a media release Monday night, shortly after Justin Trudeau's Liberals captured a stunning majority government. "I have spoken to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and he has instructed me to reach out to the newly elected parliamentary caucus to appoint an Interim Leader and to the National Council to implement the leadership selection process pursuant to the Conservative Party of Canada constitution," Walsh said in the release.