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  • Donald Trump And Boris Johnson 'already working on' UK-US Free Trade Deal

    07/26/2019 4:40:35 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 38 replies
    Sky News ^ | 7/26/2019 | Staff
    The US president is said to be committed to an "ambitious free trade agreement", with formal talks to begin after Brexit. Donald Trump has said he and Boris Johnson have already started working on a free trade deal between the US and the UK. The US president said the pair had spoken since Mr Johnson became prime minister and that they plan to spend time together to formulate an agreement. Downing Street confirmed that talks between the two leaders had taken place on Friday evening and that they would meet at a G7 summit in Biarritz, France, next month. Number...
  • The War On Tommy Robinson

    05/29/2018 2:04:27 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Open Mind ^ | 27/5/18 | Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux
    ..... Website: Twitter: On Friday May 25th, 2018, Tommy Robinson was arrested for “breaching the peace” while filming outside Leeds Crown Court during the trial of a Muslim grooming gang. The "breaching the peace" charge morphed into another “contempt of court” charge, leading to Robinson’s preexisting suspended three month sentence for “contempt of court” being reinstated and an additional 10 month added. Robinson was swept off the streets and imprisoned within hours - placing him in a facility filled with individuals who would love to see him injured or killed. The court also instituted a shocking “reporting restriction”...
  • Theresa May facing Cabinet backlash over refusal to deal with Nigel Farage despite his links to Dona

    11/13/2016 8:07:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Sunday Telegraph (UK) ^ | 13 November 2016 • 10:00PM | Peter Dominiczak, Christopher Hope and Steven Swinford
    Theresa May is facing a growing Cabinet backlash over her decision to dismiss Nigel Farage despite him being the only British politician to meet with Donald Trump since his victory. The Daily Telegraph understands a number of members of the Cabinet and other Government ministers believe the Prime Minister’s allies have made a mistake by referring to Mr. Farage as an “irrelevance”. One Cabinet source also accused Downing Street of having “made no plan” for a Trump victory, despite Government claims that officials have for months been holding talks with members of his inner circle. Mrs. May has made clear...
  • Donald Trump tells Theresa May: UK is special place

    11/10/2016 1:03:28 PM PST · by GonzoII · 15 replies
    BBC ^ | 39 minutes ago
    US President-elect Donald Trump has invited Theresa May to visit Washington in a phone call in which both stressed the importance of UK/US relations. Downing Street said Mr Trump had spoken of his warmth and personal connections with the UK while Mrs May congratulated him on his victory. Mr Trump, who mother was Scottish, said the UK was a "very, very special place for me and for our country". The two shared a "desire to strengthen bilateral trade and investment". Mr Trump has contacted a number of world leaders in the wake of his surprise victory in the US presidential...
  • Back us, don't bash us, business leaders warn David Cameron

    05/14/2012 12:48:05 AM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Sunday Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10:00PM BST 13 May 2012 | Emma Rowley
    Britain's business leaders will warn David Cameron that the Government’s attitude to business must change, after they were told to stop complaining. Members of the Prime Minister’s business advisory group will say that the atmosphere surrounding business in the UK is becoming increasingly “toxic”. Mr. Cameron’s face-off with the chief executives of major companies, including Sainsbury’s, Centrica and the Prudential, comes at a time when relations between the private sector and the Government are under strain. Last week’s Queen’s Speech setting out the Coalition’s plans for the year was criticized by many in business, including Sainsbury’s chief executive Justin King,...
  • UPDATED II: Walter Myers: Spy For Castro, Obama Campaign Donor

    06/05/2009 9:47:09 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 16 replies · 1,235+ views
    dequalss ^ | June 5, 2009 | N/a
    When I heard this on the radio on the drive home the first thing I thought was, I’ll bet they’re democrats (socialist) and huge Obama supporters. Walter Kendall Myers, 72, aided by his wife Gwendolyn Myers, 71, used his Top Secret security clearance to pass on classified information to the Cuban government and at one point met with Cuban leader Fidel Castro, according to court documents. The two were charged with conspiracy to act as illegal agents of the Cuban government and to communicate classified information to Cuba, the Justice Department said. They were also charged with wire fraud and...
  • Downing Street approved Lockerbie bomber deal

    08/30/2009 4:11:52 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 43 replies · 1,808+ views
    Times Online ^ | August 30, 2009 | Suzy Jagger and Tom Baldwin
    Gordon Brown was dragged into the centre of the row over the early release of the Lockerbie bomber last night after it emerged that a key decision that could have paved the way for the terrorist to serve his sentence in Libya was approved by Downing Street. A source close to Jack Straw told The Times that the move to include Abdul Baset Ali al-Megrahi in a prisoner transfer agreement in 2007 was a government decision and was not made at the sole discretion of the Justice Secretary. “It wasn’t just Jack who decided this. It was a Government decision....
  • Lockerbie bomber 'set free for oil'

    08/29/2009 4:03:12 PM PDT · by bad company · 16 replies · 1,300+ views ^ | August 30, 2009 | Jason Allardyce
    The British government decided it was “in the overwhelming interests of the United Kingdom” to make Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi, the Lockerbie bomber, eligible for return to Libya, leaked ministerial letters reveal. Gordon Brown’s government made the decision after discussions between Libya and BP over a multi-million-pound oil exploration deal had hit difficulties. These were resolved soon afterwards. The letters were sent two years ago by Jack Straw, the justice secretary, to Kenny MacAskill, his counterpart in Scotland, who has been widely criticised for taking the formal decision to permit Megrahi’s release. The correspondence makes it plain that the key...
  • Shoes thrown at Downing Street

    01/03/2009 2:37:57 PM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 57 replies · 1,503+ views ^ | 01/03/09 | Hasan Suroor
    Mark of protest: Hundreds of shoes seen on the road along the Whitehall as police guard the entrance to Downing Street in London on Saturday. LONDON: Shoes were flung at Downing Street on Saturday by angry protesters calling for more active British intervention to bring an end to Israeli bombardment of Gaza. There were scuffles and angry exchanges as the police tried to control the crowd. An estimated 10,000 people, including a number of high-profile political figures and celebrities, marched through central London raising slogans against Israeli attacks and carrying placards saying “End the siege of Gaza” and “Freedom for...
  • Exclusive: Barack Obama is 'aloof' says British ambassador to US-(Leaked Diplomatic Memo!)

    10/02/2008 2:22:15 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 64 replies · 6,045+ views
    UK TElegraph ^ | 10-02-08 10.02PMGST | Toby Harnden
    Barack Obama is a "decidedly liberal" senator "who was finding his feet, and then got diverted by his presidential ambitions", according to a frank verdict delivered to Gordon Brown by the British ambassador to the United States. Sir Nigel Sheinwald, ambassador in Washington since last year, delivered his unvarnished assessment of the White House front runner in a seven-page letter to the Prime Minister, obtained by The Daily Telegraph, just before the Democratic nominee's visit to Downing Street just over two months ago. The candid letter, marked as containing "sensitive judgements" and requesting officials to "protect the contents carefully" gives...
  • Obama sees little political benefit from trip abroad

    07/26/2008 12:19:04 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 90 replies · 141+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | Sat, Jul. 26, 2008 01:39 PM | MARGARET TALEV McClatchy Newspapers
    Heading home from an overseas trip aimed at strengthening his foreign policy credentials, Sen. Barack Obama said Saturday he's not counting on an immediate political boost and thinks it's just as likely he'll experience a short-term dip in polls simply because he's been out of the country for nine days."The reason that I thought this trip was important was I am convinced that many of the issues that we face at home are not going to be solved as effectively unless we have strong partners abroad," Obama said, speaking outside 10 Downing Street after his private meeting with Prime Minister...
  • Investigation lagging on bogus reasons for war (barf alert)

    01/20/2007 12:09:54 PM PST · by lowbridge · 14 replies · 542+ views
    NY/Long Island Newsday ^ | January 19, 2007 | Steven Deering
    After reading an article about the Iraq war, I thought: What is taking so long? What is taking so long for the American media to quell all of the "manipulation" and actually report what is going on in the world? -snip I am a journalism student. It is refreshing to know that there are still journalists who care more about their readers than the agenda of sinister plotters bent on profiteering from an unjustified conflict while risking the young lives of U.S. soldiers. Seeking the truth, I recently came upon the Downing Street memos. These are the recorded minutes of...
  • Nightmare On Downing Street (UK)

    05/05/2006 5:41:32 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 462+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-6-2006 | George Jones
    Nightmare on Downing Street By George Jones (Filed: 06/05/2006) Tony Blair carried out his biggest and most brutal Cabinet reshuffle yesterday as he attempted to shore up his position after one of the worst ever local election performances in Labour's history. He signalled his determination to remain in Downing Street by promoting trusted and loyal ministers, sacking Charles Clarke, the Home Secretary, and demoting six ministers, including Jack Straw and the disgraced John Prescott. It was a defiant rebuff for supporters of Gordon Brown who stepped up their demands for Mr Blair to quit after Labour was relegated to third...
  • Citizen's Tribunal Indicts Bush Administration for War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity(barf)

    01/11/2006 6:30:25 AM PST · by finnman69 · 13 replies · 873+ views
    US newswire ^ | 1/9/06
    To: Assignment Desk, Daybook Editor Contact: Connie Julian, 917-449-9064, Janet Yip 212-941-8086 or News Advisory: From: International Commission of Inquiry on Crimes Against Humanity Committed by the Bush Administration WHEN: January 10, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. WHERE: The White House, Walk-in Gate, across from Lafayette Park WEBSITE: An unprecedented series of indictments alleging war crimes and crimes against humanity, in five separate areas, on moral, political, and legal grounds, will be delivered by a citizens' tribunal to President Bush at the front gate of the White House this Tuesday, January 10th. Named in the indictments are: President of...
  • Downing Street Memos: Democratic Hysteria

    07/26/2005 4:58:23 AM PDT · by bjc · 19 replies · 1,029+ views
    It is truly amazing how fast this story disappeared. Like a weatherman's forecast and an economist's dire prediction, the Downing Street Memos seem to have completely disappeared. Has anyone seen a retraction from the bile spewers and chicken littles?
  • About that memo... (Chicago Tribune Editorial on "Downing Street Memo")

    06/29/2005 2:38:35 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 14 replies · 1,099+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 29, 2005 | The Editors
    Since it was first published in the British press in May, the so-called Downing Street memo has generated debate about the Bush administration's intentions of going to war. Critics of the Iraq war have seized on the document--minutes of a July 23, 2002, meeting between British Prime Minister Tony Blair and his senior government leadership--as proof that the Bush administration was hell-bent for war even as it publicly sought to bring Saddam Hussein to heel through diplomacy. War critics have focused on a section of the document in which a British spy agency chief, identified as C, discussed a recent...
  • Blair defends Iraq war, dismisses memo

    06/29/2005 10:21:53 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 451+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 6/29/05 | Ed Johnson - AP
    LONDON (AP) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Wednesday defended the war in Iraq, and brushed off a new question about a government memo that suggested Washington had been determined to justify the invasion. "I was glad that we took the action we did," Blair told the House of Commons when asked about the so-called Downing Street memo. His comments came a day after President Bush rejected suggestions that Washington set a timetable for a U.S. withdrawal from Iraq and urged patience. According to the leaked minutes of a July 23, 2002, meeting between Blair and top government officials...
  • CA: Unlikely pair ignite brouhaha over Iraq (idiots on parade)

    06/25/2005 10:19:09 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 791+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 6/25/05 | Becky Bartindale
    Gina and Bob Fesmire come across as the average couple next door, taking care of the home front in jeans and sweatpants, struggling to stay one step ahead of a hectic Silicon Valley life. But they didn't realize how crazy life could be until last month, when Gina Fesmire launched the site www. on a whim. The site, which has become a bona fide phenomenon, features secret British documents on the lead-up to the Iraq war, first leaked to the press in England. The site has drawn 700,000 visits since the site went up May 11 with the goal...
  • Calm Down – Downing St. Memo May Not Be What It Is

    06/23/2005 8:38:45 AM PDT · by NewMediaFan · 7 replies · 1,241+ views
    American Chronicle ^ | June 23, 2005 | Edwin A. Sumcad
    Let’s be calm. Before we join the lynching crowd, the onus to examine this British intelligence report falls on the shoulder of responsible citizens who are not after President George W. Bush’s neck, politically or otherwise. Invectives and verbal abuse against Bush’s decision to invade Iraq based on the alleged “fixing” of intelligence report mentioned in the document is nothing but lapsus linguae if these come from polluted sources in Congress, allied Liberals or cause-oriented groups, politically driven protesting beatniks, and the profit-crazed, wayward media whose excuse for being is to sensationalize news. These anti-Bush and anti-Iraq-war champions of the...
  • NYP: SMILING AT ANTI-SEMITISM - Democrats, you've got a problem

    06/23/2005 5:49:26 AM PDT · by OESY · 21 replies · 1,663+ views
    New York Post ^ | June 23, 2005 | Eris Fettmann
    Several leading Democrats have spent the past few days furiously back tracking from an outrageous — and thoroughly under-reported — demonstration of blatant anti-Semitism that manifested itself last week at a congressional quasi-hearing... what the Washington Post's Dana Milbank appropriately described as a "mock impeachment inquiry." ...Democrats... declared the so-called Downing Street Memos to be the unassailable "smoking gun" proving that President Bush lied the nation into war. Among the hand-picked "witnesses" was Ray McGovern, the former CIA analyst who has embarked on a new career denouncing the administration and, apparently, buying into every conspiracy theory the loony Left has...