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  • US blocks attempts by Arab allies to fly heavy weapons directly to Kurds to fight Islamic State

    07/01/2015 3:31:59 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 37 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 1 Juy 2015 | Con Coughlin
    The United States has blocked attempts by its Middle East allies to fly heavy weapons directly to the Kurds fighting Islamic State jihadists in Iraq, The Telegraph has learnt. Some of America’s closest allies say President Barack Obama and other Western leaders, including David Cameron, are failing to show strategic leadership over the world’s gravest security crisis for decades. They now say they are willing to “go it alone” in supplying heavy weapons to the Kurds, even if means defying the Iraqi authorities and their American backers, who demand all weapons be channelled through Baghdad. High level officials from Gulf...
  • UK Police Withheld Report of Muslims Raping White Schoolgirls to Prevent ‘Racial’ Tensions

    07/01/2015 7:17:02 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 38 replies
    Sons Of Liberty ^ | 6/27/2015 | Walid Shoebat
    West Midlands Police, Britain’s second largest police force, withheld a report about gangs of Pakistani Muslim men kidnapping, raping, and pimping out young white girls in case it inflamed ‘racial’ (What ‘race’ is Islam?) tensions ahead of a General Election, it was revealed today. Police and social workers in the South Yorkshire town were accused of being too concerned about being labeled ‘racist’ to speak out about the crimes involving 1,400 young white Christian children. UK Daily Mail: Yesterday, it emerged that the massive inquiry into the Rotherham sex abuse scandal could run until at least 2018 and has so...
  • British PM: Name 'Islamic State' is Offensive to Muslims

    06/29/2015 4:37:10 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 47 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/6/15 | Tova Dvorin
    British Prime Minister David Cameron has called on the BBC not to use the term "Islamic State" for the extremist group in Iraq and Syria, according to the Daily Mail, arguing that the reference to Islam perpetuates a "perversion of a great religion." "I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State because it's not an Islamic State; what it is is an appalling, barbarous regime," Cameron said, during an interview on a BBC morning show. "It is a perversion of the religion of Islam and many Muslims listening to this program will recoil every time they hear the...
  • Cameron tells BBC to stop calling barbaric terror group Islamic State because name is offensive

    06/29/2015 2:51:10 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 29, 2015 | Matt Chorley
    David Cameron today called on the BBC not to use the phrase 'Islamic State' when referring to the terror group operating in Iraq and Syria. The Prime Minister - who calls the group 'ISIL' - said Muslims would 'recoil' at the phrase being used to justify the 'perversion of a great religion'. He insisted that the battle against extremists targeting Britons around the world can be won but will require 'extraordinary resolve and patience'. Gunman Seifeddine Rezgui targeted tourists at the Tunisian beach resort of El Kantaoui near Sousse on Friday morning, killing 38 people including up to 30 British...
  • EU warns Britain that its fundamental values ‘not for sale’

    06/25/2015 11:52:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 25, 2015 2:39 PM EDT
    The European Union’s president is warning Britain that he’s open to suggestions on how the bloc must change, but that “the fundamental values of the European Union are not for sale and so are non-negotiable.” […] British Prime Minister David Cameron said he’ll use the two-day event to explain to other heads of state and government that the 28-nation EU must reform or risk losing the backing of a majority of British voters. …
  • Video: Cameron angers British Muslims after challenging them to do more to fight radicalization

    06/19/2015 11:10:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/19/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    The continuing movement of young Muslims from the UK to ISIS in Syria and Iraq has David Cameron concerned to the point of demanding more action from Muslim communities to fight radicalization. In a speech today, Cameron accused British Muslim leaders of “quietly condoning” the radical theology of ISIS and other Islamist terror groups. In response, leaders from those communities said that radicalization has been amplified by “rampant Islamophobia” in British society, and that Cameron needs to stop lecturing them on citizenship: Speaking at a security conference in Slovakia, Cameron urged British Muslims to do more to stop the...
  • British PM says Muslims must do more to counter IS ideology

    06/19/2015 8:12:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 19, 2015 9:54 AM EDT | Phillip-Moritz Jenne and Jill Lawless
    Prime Minister David Cameron charged Friday that some British Muslims quietly condone the radical ideology of the Islamic State, prompting accusations that he is scapegoating the large and diverse community. Speaking at a security conference in Slovakia, Cameron urged British Muslims to do more to stop the group from recruiting young Britons. He said disaffected youths are being drawn to an ideology that believes “the West is bad and democracy is wrong, that women are inferior, that homosexuality is evil.”Saying this ideology “is quietly condoned” among some Muslims, Cameron blamed radicalization in part on “people who hold some of these...
  • Fifty Conservative MPs to challenge David Cameron over ‘rigged’ EU referendum rules

    06/14/2015 8:54:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Sunday Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10:00PM BST 14 Jun 2015 | Christopher Hope and Ben Riley-Smith
    David Cameron is facing his first bloody nose in the House of Commons just five weeks after the general election with as many as 50 Conservative MPs set to try to force changes to the rules of the European Union referendum. The Prime Minister is hoping that the potential Tory rebels—which include former Tory Cabinet ministers Liam Fox and Owen Paterson—can be bought off with some “credible assurances” ahead of Tuesday’s crunch votes on backbench amendments to the EU Referendum Bill. However, Sir William Cash, who led the Tory rebels against Sir John Major’s Government over the Maastricht Treaty in...
  • SPD Euro MPs reject compromise with Britain

    06/01/2015 10:55:06 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 01 Jun 2015 15:54 GMT+02:00 | Tom Barfield
    German Social Democratic Party (SPD) MEP Jo Leinen told The Local on Monday he was unhappy with comments from European Parliament (EP) President Martin Schulz, who suggested that Britain should be allowed to opt out of the call to work towards “ever closer union” among EU countries. “The only country that has opted out of European integration with special rules in the past decades has been Great Britain,” Schulz told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung. “We would only be recognizing what has been true for London for a long time.” But Social Democratic MEP Jo Leinen told The Local that Schulz’s...
  • UN likens Britain to Nazi Germany over threat to quit European convention on human rights

    05/31/2015 8:43:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 06:36 EST, 31 May 2015 | Tom McTague
    A top UN official has provoked outrage after likening David Cameron’s threat to scrap human rights laws to Nazi Germany. The Prime Minister has warned the Government could withdraw the UK from the convention in order to deport foreign criminals. It is the most radical option as part of plans to scrap the Human Rights Act, which enshrines the convention in UK law, with a “British Bill of Rights” enforced by the UK’s Supreme Court rather than by judges in Strasbourg. But Professor François Crépeau, the UN special rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, said: “We have to remember...
  • Hollande and Merkel deliver blow to Cameron (EUSSR in action)

    05/26/2015 11:19:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 26 May 2015 09:34 GMT+02:00 | Ben McPartland
    Germany and France have agreed to forge closer Eurozone ties without reopening the bloc’s treaties, a report in France has claimed. The move is seemingly designed to undermine UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s attempts to renegotiate his country’s ties to the EU. France’s Le Monde newspaper revealed this week that French President François Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have agreed to forge a tighter political union among those countries in the single currency. […] It comes as the UK Prime Minister is due in Paris and Berlin later this week as part of his charm offensive to convince the...
  • EU referendum: Foreigners barred from historic vote [UK]

    05/25/2015 5:33:42 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | May 24 2015 | Steven Swinford, Deputy Political Editor
    More than 1 million foreigners living in Britain will be banned from voting in the EU referendum, the Conservatives have announced, in a significant boost to Eurosceptic campaigners. David Cameron believes that the British people must decide the future of the nation's membership of the European Union in the first referendum for more than 40 years. The EU referendum bill, which will be announced this week after the Queen's Speech, will make clear that only British, Irish and Commonwealth citizens who are resident in the UK will be allowed to vote. It comes after Eurosceptic MPs confronted ministers over the...
  • Ethnic minority support for the Tories DOUBLED at the election

    05/25/2015 10:34:22 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 25th May 2015 | Tom McTague
    David Cameron more the doubled the Tories' support among ethnic minorities at the election – securing more than a million ethnic votes for the first time in the party's history. In 2010, when the Tories failed to secure an overall majority, just 16 per cent of black and ethnic minority voters backed the Conservatives. But in this month's election, Tory support among Britain's ethnic minority communities more than doubled to 33 per cent, according to research published today. David Cameron - pictured visiting the Sikh's holy Golden Temple in Amritsar, India, in 2013 - more the doubled the Tories' support...
  • Britain resigns as a world power

    05/21/2015 8:09:09 PM PDT · by NRx · 23 replies
    WaPo ^ | 05-21-2015 | Fareed Zakaria
    On Monday, the Right Honorable David Cameron, prime minister of Great Britain, gave his first major speech after being reelected to his high office — once held by Pitt, Gladstone, Disraeli, Lloyd George, Churchill and Thatcher. Confronting a world of challenges — including Greece’s possible exit from the euro, a massive migration crisis on Europe’s shores, Ukraine’s perilous state, Russia’s continued intransigence, the advance of the Islamic State and the continuing chaos in the Middle East — Cameron chose to talk about . . . a plan to ensure that hospitals in the United Kingdom will be better staffed on weekends. Okay,...
  • UK PM David Cameron Proclaims: It’s Not Enough To Follow The Law, You Must Love Big Brother

    05/16/2015 3:33:24 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 41 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 05/10/15 | Dina Rickman
    This statement, and others like it, are a huge deal. This isn’t how the leader of a major civilized Western so-called “democracy” speaks to the citizenry. It is how a master talks to his slaves. How a ruler addresses his subjects. Those of us who are in disbelief over David Cameron’s recent language, don’t have to just point to the quote above. There’s a lot more to it than a simple quote. For example, the Guardian reports: The measures would give the police powers to apply to the high court for an order to limit the “harmful activities” of an...
  • Is a UK Crackup Ahead?

    05/12/2015 5:28:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 12, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    David Cameron is the most successful Tory Party leader since Margaret Thatcher. Yet history may also record that his success led to the crackup of his country, and Great Britain's secession from the European Union. How did Cameron's Tories capture their majority? First, they compiled a strong record to run on. More critically, they attacked the Labour Party of Ed Miliband as too far left to govern, and warned that a Labour government would be hostage to a secessionist Scottish National Party, without whose votes Miliband could never reach a majority in Parliament. Labour could not shake off the charge,...
  • The British Elections

    05/12/2015 5:24:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 12, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- "Shocked," "surprised," "stunned" were some of the words used by broadcasters, columnists, political "experts" and pollsters when a Conservative Party victory was forecast by exit polls on election night. Former Liberal Democrat Party leader Paddy Ashdown was so certain the exit polls were wrong that he announced on the BBC he would publicly eat his hat if they were right. British chefs may now be considering whether a traditional bowler or a Carnaby Snap Brim from Christys’ would make the most palatable meal. When the actual results were in -- a Conservative sweep, with the exception...
  • Is David Cameron Britain’s Netanyahu?

    s David Cameron, leader of the Conservative Party, heads into a second term as British prime minister after a truly remarkable election, he keeps being compared to another world leader: Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu. To some ears, that's not an entirely positive comparison, and it's certainly not an obvious one. Cameron, just reelected leader of a European nation and uncontroversial U.S. ally with a majority in Parliament, thanks in part to Britain's first-past-the-post electoral system. It will be Cameron's second term and, thanks to term limits, almost certainly his last. Meanwhile, Netanyahu was elected to his fourth term as leader of...
  • The British Tories Are Like American Republicans: No One Trusts Them To Be Conservatives

    05/09/2015 11:16:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/09/2015 | Robert Wargas
    Many people seem to think that the results of the British general election—a gain of 24 seats for the Tories, giving them a majority—herald a major win for conservatism. They don’t. They herald a major win for the Conservative Party, but just because it calls itself the Conservative Party doesn’t mean it does conservative things. Actually, the full official name of that party is the “Conservative and Unionist Party,” and last night was not a win for unionism either. The Scottish National Party, once a marginal outfit known outside Scotland only because Sean Connery supported it, picked up 50 seats...
  • Cameron’s triumph may weaken movement for Britain’s EU exit

    05/08/2015 6:18:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 8, 2015 12:01 PM ET | Raf Casert
    It might seem logical that triumph for David Cameron’s traditionally Euro-skeptic Tories would boost the likelihood of Britain splitting from the European Union in a referendum the prime minister has promised to call by 2017. But things are rarely so simple in European politics. Victory has given Cameron his best chance yet to push through enough reform within the EU to avoid “Brexit.” And the poor showing of the UK Independence Party—whose iconic leader Nigel Farage resigned after failing to win his seat—greatly frees up the British leader to seek a compromise with his EU counterparts. Cameron’s Conservatives also represent...
  • Humiliation for Obama's election guru in his last campaign: David Axelrod sees Labour shellacked

    05/08/2015 10:24:12 AM PDT · by mojito · 44 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 5/8/2015 | Francesca Chambers
    President Obama's campaign mastermind suffered a humiliating end to his political career today as the British Labour party he was paid almost $500,000 to help to victory plunged to a catastrophic defeat. David Axelrod had been touted as the man to get Labour's Ed Miliband into - and the Conservative prime minister David Cameron out of - Downing Street. Instead he slunk out of Britain early, as his former Obama campaign colleague Jim Messina, who advised the winning Conservatives, crowed over a victory which had 'stunned the world'. Axelrod had already vowed that he was 'done with campaigns' after complaining...
  • Landslide: British PM Cameron, Tories trounce Labor party

    05/08/2015 4:58:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/08/2015
    <p>British Prime Minister David Cameron and his Tory party all but vanquished the opposing Labor Party and proved pre-election polls wrong with a resounding election triumph he called "the sweetest victory of all."</p> <p>Fueled by a landslide in Scotland, Cameron and the Tories left opponents on the right and left in tatters. The Labour Party lost 24 seats in Parliament according to early returns, and party leader Ed Miliband resigned from his role. Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg resigned after acknowledging a "cruel and punishing defeat," in which his left-of-center part suffered its worst-ever defeat - dropping from 57 seats to just 8. On the right, UK Independence Party Leader Nigel Farage, a thorn in Cameron's side, failed to win a seat.</p>
  • British Prime Minister Cameron's Conservatives on track for absolute majority (Landslide)

    05/08/2015 4:27:23 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 43 replies
    FOX News ^ | May 8, 2015
    David Cameron's second term as British Prime Minister was confirmed Friday after his Conservative Party won enough seats to form a working majority in the 650-member House of Commons. Shortly before noon Friday, London time, the Conservatives, or Tories, had won 324 seats to 229 It would be the first time the Conservatives had won a parliamentary majority since 1992. Cameron is the first Conservative Prime Minister to win re-election since Margaret Thatcher.
  • British Elections: A Guide For the Perplexed

    05/06/2015 1:40:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 6, 2015 | Paul Greenberg
    As a public service, here is a brief guide for Americans to tomorrow's British elections. Not that you really need one. The operating principle is easy enough to understand -- like the British taste for delicacies like toad in the hole, bubble-and-squeak and spotted dick. Not to mention specialties like kippers salty enough to make the Dead Sea seem alkaline. As I said, easy to understand. Like the game of cricket, whose rules are as clear to an American as a London fog. Once the election returns are in tomorrow night, it's just a matter of coalition-building, a game that...
  • THE EVE OF THE BRITISH GENERAL ELECTION

    05/06/2015 4:04:06 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 11 replies
    Vanity | 5/6/2015 | Self
    Its getting pretty rough and intense on the eve of a hotly contested general election. The tactics of the big parties are squarely aimed at the smaller parties. In recent hours, Prime Minister David Cameron has made comments saying Wales and Scotland should have tax raising powers. A pitch to the nationalist parties there can be no doubt. The rise of the Scottish National Party has shocked many considering their loss in the independence referendum last year. It looks like the SNP will win 50 to 60 of Scotland's 71 seats in the House of Commons tomorrow. There have been...
  • Unruly Britannia

    05/05/2015 9:08:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 5, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    LONDON -- They called it "Question Time," borrowing the term from the prime minister's weekly appearance in the House of Commons, but this was surprisingly and refreshingly different. On Thursday, the three main candidates for prime minister -- David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg -- one by one appeared before an audience of voters at the Leeds Town Hall where for a half-hour voters asked them informed, pointed and detailed questions. The host, the BBC's David Dimbleby, called for questions and occasionally followed up, but mostly voters drove the program. Two of the candidates were called liars right to...
  • Britain's Labour has one-point lead over Conservatives - YouGov

    05/02/2015 1:49:38 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 18 replies
    firstpost.com ^ | May 2, 2015 | Reuters
    Britain's opposition Labour Party has taken a 1 percentage point lead over Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives, according to a YouGov opinion poll published on Friday, though still within the poll's margin of error.
  • Election 2015: Row over second independence referendum warning

    04/26/2015 8:47:46 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 41 replies
    BBC News ^ | April 25, 2015 | unattributed
    Campaigning in Renfrewshire, he said the nationalists want an SNP vote in the general election in order to "force" a second poll. Launching the SNP's "women's pledge", Nicola Sturgeon said this election was "not about independence". Meanwhile the Lib Dems set out plans for green laws and the Scottish Conservatives focused on jobs. As the penultimate weekend of campaigning got under way, SNP leader Ms Sturgeon joined female activists and actor and campaigner Elaine C Smith in Glasgow to launch the party's women's pledge, which commits the SNP and its members to delivering policies that promote equality... As part of...
  • British Labour Party: We’ll Make Fear of Islam an Aggravated Crime

    04/26/2015 5:21:29 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 98 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | april 25, 2015 | jim hoft
    A future Labour Government is committed to outlaw the scourge of Islamophobia by changing the law and making it an aggravated crime, according to the Party’s Leader Ed Miliband. “We are going to make it an aggravated crime. We are going to make sure it is marked on people’s records with the police to make sure they root out Islamophobia as a hate crime,” Miliband told the Editor of The Muslim News, Ahmed J Versi in a wide ranging exclusive interview. “We are going to change the law on this so we make it absolutely clear of our abhorrence of...
  • ‘Alex Salmond is like Japanese soldier who thought WW2 was still happening’ (ex-Scotland PM)

    10/21/2014 10:29:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Aberdeen Press and Journal ^ | 21 October 2014 | Calum Ross
    Outgoing First Minister Alex Salmond has been compared to a Japanese soldier who believed World War II was still happening years after peace was declared. Nick Clegg, the deputy prime minister, made the remarks as he called on the SNP leader to accept the result of last month’s independence referendum. […] Mr. Salmond appeared to open the door to an early re-run of the vote last week, saying “circumstances obviously can change” and that a breach of the pre-referendum “vow” to Scotland could pave the way for another ballot. …
  • Nigel Farage refuses to kick out ‘old-fashioned’ UKIP members who say gay sex is ‘disgusting’

    05/24/2013 11:44:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 05:30 EST, 22 May 2013 | Matt Chorley
    People who call gay sex ‘disgusting’ will be allowed to stay in the UK Independence Party. Nigel Farage defended party members with ‘old-fashioned’ views about homosexuality, as he warned that with the government passing same-sex weddings ‘nobody knows where it will end up’. MPs last night backed the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, but Mr. Farage said ministers were ‘picking a war with middle England’. …
  • Ukip will not oppose gay marriage, Farage reveals as he calls for French-style separate services

    03/18/2014 6:33:50 PM PDT · by iowamark · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 3/18/2014 | Matt Chorley
    Ukip is to drop its opposition to gay marriage, party leader Nigel Farage revealed today. The move risks angering disaffected Tories who switched to Ukip after same sex weddings were legalised by the coalition, but Mr Farage insisted: ‘We have absolutely no problem with anybody.’ He said that as part of a review of Ukip’s manifesto, which he has dismissed as ‘drivel’, he would not campaign for gay weddings to be banned. Ukip previously said civil partnerships were a ‘common sense’ way for gay and lesbian couples to register their commitment ‘in a formal way’. But it warned: Gay marriage...
  • Ed Miliband branded 'Salmond's poodle' by PM...

    03/27/2015 12:45:16 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 26 March 2015 | Jason Groves
    Ed Miliband was branded the SNP's poodle yesterday – as Alex Salmond boasted he would install the Labour leader in No10. In a second pink champagne-fuelled interview in consecutive days, the former SNP leader pledged to 'lock David Cameron out of Downing Street' if the election produces a hung parliament. Mr Salmond said the SNP would back Labour regardless of any formal deal, but said his party would make 'progressive amendments' to the Budget and other legislation – code for higher taxes and Left-wing policies. The Prime Minister seized on the comments in the Commons, describing Mr Miliband as 'Alex...
  • ‘Europe isn’t working’ says Cameron

    03/17/2015 2:36:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 17/03/2015 - 15:38 | Mark Briggs
    Speaking to BuzzFeed, Cameron admitted any future negotiations would be “tough”, but maintained his stance that a continuation of the status quo was “not an option”. The EU “isn’t working properly” and too many people are happy to “go on as they are”, Prime Minister David Cameron said yesterday (16 March). “Europe isn’t working properly. You can see that by the fact that Britain, outside the euro, has created more jobs in the last five years than the other 27 put together,” said Cameron. “Rather than burying this under the carpet, let’s work out what needs to change.” […] Yesterday,...
  • Miliband and Cameron get personal in TV debate row

    03/13/2015 3:56:43 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 9 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 11 March 2015 | bbc
    Ed Miliband and David Cameron launched attacks on each other's character in angry Commons exchanges over televised election debates. The Labour leader accused the PM of "chickening out" of a debate with him, saying: "Like all bullies, when the heat is really on he runs for cover." Mr Cameron attacked Mr Miliband as "despicable and weak" for not ruling out a post-election deal with the SNP. It came amid a fresh effort to break the TV debate deadlock.
  • Obama Holding Video Talk With European Leaders on Ukraine

    03/03/2015 5:35:38 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 7 replies
    ABC Snooze ^ | 03/03/2015
    President Barack Obama is holding a video conference with European leaders to discuss their push for peace in Ukraine and other global security issues. The White House says other leaders planning to be on the Tuesday morning call include British Prime Minister David Cameron, French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and European Commission President Donald Tusk.
  • UK stuns Europe by sending troops to Ukraine

    02/24/2015 6:09:23 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 15 replies
    Kyiv Post ^ | Feb. 25, 2015, 12:49 a.m. | Kyiv Post+, Maxim Tucker
    The United Kingdom stunned officials across Europe with a unilateral announcement that it would send 75 troops to Ukraine within the month to train the country's embattled forces in four skill sets – infantry, intelligence, logistics and medical. “Over the course of the next month we are going to be deploying British service personnel to provide advice and a range of training, from tactical intelligence to logistics to medical care, which is something else they have asked for," UK Prime Minister David Cameron said on “We will also be developing an infantry training programme with Ukraine to improve the durability...
  • ‘Putin is watching us’: MPs warn Cameron the military cannot cope with more defense cuts after…

    02/19/2015 12:28:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 15:03 EST, 19 February 2015 | Tom McTague and Richard Spillett
    David Cameron has been warned that Britain cannot afford any more defense cuts in the wake of the growing threat posed by Vladimir Putin—despite claiming the UK military is strong enough to fend off Russian aggression. The Conservative chair of the Defense Select Committee, Rory Stewart, said Mr. Putin was watching to see if Britain was going soft on defense. He said Britain’s military could not stand another round of defense cuts after the election. Mr. Stewart’s stark warning comes after RAF fighters were scrambled to escort two Russian bombers in international airspace off the coast of Cornwall yesterday. A...
  • Tories open four point lead over Labour

    02/16/2015 10:02:06 AM PST · by NRx · 20 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 16 Feb 2015 | Steven Swinford
    The Conservatives have opened up a four-point lead over Labour after the biggest surge in their support for two years, a poll has suggested. A Guardian/ ICM poll showed that the Tories are six points up to 36 per cent, only one point short of their result in the 2010 General Election. Labour support fell one point to 32 per cent, while the Liberal Democrats were also down a point to 10 per cent.
  • White House struggles with Obama comment on Paris attack

    02/10/2015 4:03:00 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 38 replies
    Assoc. Press ^ | 02/10/2015 | JULIE PACE
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and State Department struggled Tuesday to clarify President Barack Obama's suggestion that last month's deadly shooting at a kosher deli in Paris was random, despite the administration's earlier assertions that the attack was anti-Semitic. Obama, in describing terror threats during a lengthy interview with the online news site Vox, said the American people were right to be concerned "when you've got a bunch of violent, vicious zealots who behead people or randomly shoot a bunch of folks in a deli in Paris." Administration officials at first defended Obama's comments, with White House spokesman Josh...
  • Petty: President Refuses to Meet with Netanyahu During US Visit (Just like in September 2012)

    01/22/2015 11:28:09 AM PST · by Dave346 · 13 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | January 22, 2015 12:25 pm
    <p>President Barack Obama will not meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he travels to Washington in March, the White House said Thursday, one day after being caught off-guard by Republicans' invitation for the Israeli leader to address a joint session of Congress.</p>
  • ‘Britain deserves a pay rise’: David Cameron calls on businesses to pass on windfall profits…

    01/16/2015 11:05:12 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 19:05 EST, 16 January 2015 | James Chapman
    Britain deserves a pay rise, David Cameron said last night. The Prime Minister said it was time for workers squeezed by years of austerity to get their reward. It came as official statistics showed falling oil prices and the economic recovery have pushed firms’ profitability to a 16-year high.Tory strategists hope an economic feel-good factor, buoyed by jobs growth and low inflation, will translate into stronger wage rises by May’s general election. Asked whether he would encourage firms to pass on windfall profits from falling oil prices to employees, Mr. Cameron, in Washington for talks with Barack Obama, said: “Obviously...
  • Obama warns U.S. Congress against more sanctions on Iran

    01/16/2015 12:40:27 PM PST · by McGruff · 29 replies
    REUTERS ^ | Jan 16, 2015 | Jeff Mason and Roberta Rampton
    U.S. President Barack Obama warned U.S. lawmakers on Friday not to trigger new sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program, saying such a move would upset diplomatic talks and increase the likelihood of a military conflict with Tehran. In a joint news conference at the White House, Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron urged members of Congress to be patient and hold off on any legislation calling for further sanctions now
  • Obama Vows to Block Congress' Iran Sanctions as Nuke Talks Continue [How Did We Elect This Man?]

    01/16/2015 12:01:25 PM PST · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    NBCNews ^ | January 16, 2015
    Obama Vows to Block Congress' Iran Sanctions as Nuke Talks Continue President Obama on Friday vowed to veto any bill Congress sends him that could tighten economic sanctions on Iran, saying it would undermine negotiations seeking to limit the country's ability to build a nuclear weapon. "My main message to Congress at this point is, just hold your fire," Obama said in a joint White House news conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron. If the negotiations fail, Obama said, then he would be open to considering tougher measures, with military action being a final option. "The bottom line is...
  • Everything Obama needs to know he can again learn on Fox News

    01/16/2015 8:24:36 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-16-2015 | MOTUS
    I see that Dish and Fox News have worked out their differences and now Dish subscribers can watch Fox News again. The White House is relieved because, despite protests to the contrary, the reality is that Big Guy gets all his news from Fox.That’s right, since the Big White is a Dish subscriber, they were pretty much cut off from what was going on around the world when Fox went black last month over contract issues with Dish. So that whole kerfuffle about Big Guy not attending the march in Paris? Fox’s fault, for refusing the terms Dish offered.So after...
  • PETER HITCHENS: The sinister, screeching mob who want to kill free speech (And no, I DON'T mean the

    01/10/2015 11:24:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Daily Mail UK ^ | January 10, 2015 | Peter Hitchens
    Once again we are ruled by a Dictatorship of Grief. Ever since the death of Princess Diana, we have been subject to these periodic spasms when everyone is supposed to think and say the same thing, or else. We were told on Friday that ‘politicians from all sides’ had lined up to attack Ukip’s Nigel Farage for supposedly ‘exploiting’ the Paris massacre. Mr Farage had (quite reasonably) pointed out that the presence of Islamist fanatics in our midst might have something to do with, a) uncontrolled mass migration from the Muslim world, and b) decades of multicultural refusal to integrate...
  • The Cameron-Obama bromance is latest strange chapter in the ‘special relationship’

    01/10/2015 2:45:29 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 18 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Jan. 5, 2015 | Adam Taylor
    In an interview with the Daily Mail published this weekend, British Prime Minister David Cameron revealed the depths of his relationship with President Obama. "Yes, he sometimes calls me 'Bro,'" Cameron told the British newspaper, adding that the U.S. president also phones him.
  • Labour take election fight to the streets as Miliband wants supporters to knock on 4MILLION doors

    01/04/2015 4:25:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The London Daily Mirror ^ | January 4, 2015 | Jason Beattie
    Ed Miliband launches Labour’s election campaign on Monday by calling on supporters to knock on four million doors. The party leader will vow to fight the Tories and Lib Dems “house by house, street by street and town by town” until polling day on May 7. In a rallying call in Manchester, he will say: “Today is day one of our general election campaign. This is nothing less than a once in a generation fight about who our country works for.” Vowing not to be intimidated by the big-spending Tories, he will add: “We will offer hope, not falsehood. We...
  • John Howard rebukes Barack Obama over climate speech

    01/01/2015 3:07:21 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 28 replies
    The Australian ^ | 2nd January 2015 | Dennis Shanahan
    JOHN Howard has criticised Barack Obama for “wading into domestic political differences on climate change” during his recent visit to Australia for the G20 leaders’ summit. The former prime minister said the US President’s speech to the University of Queensland in Brisbane “could have been phrased differently”. ..... Mr Obama’s passionate speech to a young audience ­during the G20 summit embarrassed the Prime Minister, caused outrage among members of the Queensland government and drew public criticism from Foreign Minister Julie Bishop. ..... Queensland Premier Campbell Newman said he was not about to criticise Mr Obama as “our guest” but the...
  • Juncker warns Cameron against scapegoating eastern Europeans

    12/12/2014 3:55:29 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 6 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 12 December 2014 | Ian Traynor
    The head of the EU executive has delivered a scathing denunciation of David Cameron’s proposals to curb the rights of Europeans working in Britain, suggesting the British are stigmatising and “beating up” poorer east Europeans working legally in the UK. In his first comments on the prime minister’s initiative, Jean-Claude Juncker, the new president of the European commission, insisted the principle of free movement for labour in the EU meant there could be no discrimination against any EU countries.