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  • …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”.
  • Welcome to London: (snip)the truth is that we can’t go on like this, says KATIE HOPKINS

    03/23/2017 8:16:38 AM PDT · by Truth29 · 42 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 22, 2017 | Katie Hopkins
    They stood in the centre of Brussels. Row on row. Hands held high, making hearts to the heavens. Showing the slaughtered they were not forgotten. Reminding themselves they were here with love. Looking to show humanity wins. That love conquers all. They lay in the centre of London, face down where they fell. Stabbed by a knife, rammed with a car, flung, broken, into the Thames, life bleeding out on the curb. And the news came thick and fast. An injured woman is assisted after a man drove a 4x4 into pedestrians along Westminster Bridge on Wednesday afternoon (snip) A...
  • UK Immigration Debate Remains Tense

    03/23/2017 10:05:56 AM PDT · by Epoch Times · 8 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | March 23, 2017 | Jane Gray
    Like the United States, the United Kingdom is struggling to talk about immigration without the discussion turning into an exercise in name-calling. “We’ve been unwilling to talk about some difficult issues around both migration and integration for fear of being labeled racist, or just not wanting to provoke a difficult conversation,” said Jill Rutter, director of strategy and relationships at British Future, a nonpartisan think tank focused on integration and immigration. Rutter said that fear holds some people back from having an open and honest debate. The debate on immigration hasn’t faded in the nine months since the nation was...
  • UK Parliament attack: man shot after police officer stabbed at House of Commons - Politics live

    03/22/2017 8:27:25 AM PDT · by Cronos · 42 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 22 Mar 2017 | Andrew Sparrow
    ajor security alert at Westminster after at least one person shot after police officer attacked outside House of Commons The aftermath of the apparent knife attack, which seemingly saw the attacker shot by police, could be seen in Old Palace Yard, the courtyard directly outside parliament. At least one person could be seen prone on the ground, tended do by ambulance staff. An air ambulance landed on the grass of Parliament Square, and medical crews rushed in. However, they soon stepped back, and there was no sign of anyone being taken away. While police looked clam, dozens of armed officers...
  • Donald Trump Press Secretary Claims GCHQ May Have Colluded With Obama To Spy During US Election

    03/16/2017 4:30:49 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 50 replies
    mirror.co.uk ^ | 16 MAR 2017
    Sean Spicer claimed British spies were drafted in to avoid any “American fingerprints" on the alleged surveillance
  • Tony Blair attended secret meeting at WH amid claims he's in discussions to become advisor to Trump

    03/04/2017 9:23:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | March 5, 2017 | Nicola Harley
    Tony Blair's spokesman has refused to be drawn on claims that the former prime minister is seeking to become US President Donald Trump's Middle East envoy. It comes as Mr Blair attended a secret meeting at the White House on Wednesday with Mr Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, who is married to Mr Trump’s daughter Ivanka....
  • UK: Sharia courts operating beyond reach of British law and oppressing women

    03/04/2017 10:00:41 AM PST · by 198ml · 7 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 3/3/17 | Christine Williams
    Channel 4 documentary was granted access to Birmingham Central Mosque, so it is likely that those in charge sought to convey the best possible image, knowing that the footage and commentary would be broadcast. Nonetheless, the broadcast left viewers dumbfounded. According to the Daily Mail, there are believed to be about 85 Sharia courts in the UK; the Express puts the number at 100. These courts are supposed to resolve family, marriage and financial disputes for Muslims; they are predictably is misogynistic, and consequently damaging to women, and by proxy to children.
  • Lords Defy Brexit Bill

    03/01/2017 10:43:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    British Ministers are expected to try to overturn an embarrassing defeat in the House of Lords on the Government’s Brexit Bill when the legislation returns to the House of Commons. Peers in the upper chamber defied Prime Minister Theresa May in favour of an opposition amendment, guaranteeing the rights of EU nationals living in the UK after Brexit. The Government said the defeat was “disappointing” but made clear they are determined to reverse it in the lower chamber. Shadow Brexit minister Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town warned against EU nationals being used as “bargaining chips” in negotiations to quit the...
  • Geordie Put-Downs: The Wittiest North East Ways to Put You in Your Place

    02/22/2017 9:27:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    ChronicleLive ^ | 21 FEB 2017 | BYSARA NICHOL
    Geordies are known to be some of the friendliest people on the planet but, get on our nerves, and we can quickly put you in your place. It’s been confirmed Tyneside was the birth place of the word ‘charva’ and you can barely walk through Toon on a Friday night without hearing someone being described as a ‘workyticket’. Here’s a look at some of the best Geordie put-downs. Charva/Charv Usage: “How man, have a deek at them charvas gannin’ radgie owa there”. It’s basically the Geordie word for ‘chav’. The Oxford English Dictionary’s online service confirmed the term was born...
  • CNN Finds Humor in UK Parliament Insulting Trump to Downgrade State Visit

    02/21/2017 6:49:39 PM PST · by markomalley · 50 replies
    CNN via Newsbusters ^ | February 20, 2017 11:55 PM EST | Nicholas Fondacaro
    Debate raged in the United Kingdom’s Parliament Monday over whether or not President Donald Trump should be extended the warm welcome of a full state visit. As insults targeting Trump flew back and forth, CNN seemed to get a good laugh out it all. “Insults flying over Trump's invitation for a formal state visit to the UK,” hyped Erin Burnett during her show OutFront, “One Member of Parliament today likening it to quote, “pimping out the queen.’” All while the on-screen headline read “Can God Save the Queen…From Trump?” “President Trump doesn't just get people stirred up at home. Look...
  • The Stop Trump protests are the ultimate virtue signal

    02/20/2017 9:38:03 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Spectator ^ | February 20, 2017 | Brendan O'Neill
    This afternoon, across Britain, the most pro-establishment demo of modern times will take place. Sure, the Stop Trump protesters gathering outside Parliament and elsewhere will look and sound rad. They’ll chant and rage and blow whistles and hold up placards with Trump done up like a tangerine Hitler. But don’t be fooled. These people are the militant wing of the old establishment. They’re radicals for the old status quo, pining for the pre-Brexit, pre-Trump era when their kind ruled and ordinary people knew their place. The aim of the Stop Trump gatherings is to encourage MPs to deny Trump a...
  • Speaker faces fight to hang on to his job amid backlash over his decision to BAN 'racist' Trump

    02/07/2017 1:48:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | February 7, 2017 | James Tapsfield
    John Bercow is facing a fight to hang on to his job amid a major backlash over his 'grandstanding' decision to ban Donald Trump from addressing parliament. Furious Tory MPs are considering forcing a vote of no confidence in the Speaker after an extraordinary intervention in which he branded the US President 'racist and sexist' and said he would not authorise the use of historic Westminster Hall during the impending state visit. The comments were cheered by many MPs in the chamber, who have been heavily critical of the travel ban imposed by the White House on nationals from seven...
  • Brexit vote: MPs pass Bill to trigger Article 50 by 498 votes to 114

    02/01/2017 11:46:04 AM PST · by Parmenio · 41 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | February 1, 2017 | Laura Hughes
    After a two-day debate, MPs have voted by a majority of 384 to give Theresa May the power to get Brexit negotiations under way...
  • TRUMP POLL: 99 per cent of Express readers AGREE with US President's tough migrant stance

    01/30/2017 11:06:10 PM PST · by granada · 26 replies
    The Daily Express, uk ^ | PUBLISHED: 00:01, Tue, Jan 31, 2017 | Alison Little, Deputy political editor
    The Prime Minister refused to bow to demands to cancel the planned trip, that will see the new US President received by the Queen. President Donald Trump has triggered massive protests around the world after announcing a 90-day ban on nationals from seven mainly Muslim countries visiting the US. America’s refugee settlement programme is also suspended for 120 days, with Syrian asylum seekers barred indefinitely from the US. The vast majority of Daily Express readers support Donald Trump's migrant ban The President wants tougher security vetting for future visitors from the named countries, as promised during his election campaign.
  • Interesting Christmas Tradition in Great Britain: Apple Howling

    01/08/2017 3:45:36 PM PST · by Bigg Red · 52 replies
    Chanctonbury Ring Morris Men ^ | 27 December 2016 | unknown
    Apple Howling or 'wassailing' is an ancient custom in which the 'evil' spirits are driven out and the 'good' spirits are encouraged to produce a good apple crop for the following year's cider. The Chanctonbury Ring Morris Men revived this tradition in the area over 45 years ago and it has become an essential part of Christmas for many people, especially families with young children, who seem to welcome the opportunity to make as much noise as possible! The ceremony was traditionally held on the eve of Twelfth Night, old Christmas Day, but we have settled on the first Saturday...
  • John Kerry blames Britain for derailing Obama's plan for intervention in Syria

    01/05/2017 9:38:40 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 39 replies
    The Guardian ^ | January 5, 2017 | By David Smith
    Barack Obama’s plan for military intervention in Syria was abruptly derailed by David Cameron and British members of parliament, US secretary of state John Kerry claimed on Thursday. The American president said he would bomb the Syrian regime if it used chemical weapons but he did not follow through on his promise. The failure to enforce his stated “red line” after President Bashar al-Assad used sarin gas in a Damascus suburb in August 2013 is seen by some as the worst stain on Obama’s legacy. The British parliament’s vote against air strikes has long been cited by Obama and others...
  • Theresa May sets date to meet Donald Trump - but she's already sent close aides to build bridges

    01/05/2017 1:49:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Mirror ^ | January 5, 2017 | Mikey Smith
    The Prime Minister sent her two top staff on a secret mission to repair any damage done to the special relationship by the frosty exchanges after Trump's election Theresa May will visit Donald Trump in the spring - and has already sent her closest aides to the US to build bridges with his team. The Prime Minister ’s joint chiefs of staff were dispatched on a secret mission to the States in December to repair any damage caused by the frosty start to their relationship. Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill reportedly travelled to the US for meetings in New York...
  • ISIS is plotting ‘mass casualty’ chemical attack on Britain, warns minister as he calls on citizens

    01/01/2017 10:26:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 81 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 11:54 EST, 1 January 2017 | Paddy Dinham
    The Minister of State for Security has issued a stark warning that ISIS is plotting a chemical attack on Britain. Ben Wallace said exercises are being carried out to prepare for such an atrocity. ISIS has the capabilities to produce their own mustard gas, having already used the tactics in the Middle East. Troops fighting against the terror group have been left with appalling injuries — including agonizing blisters on their skin and badly damaged lungs — in a frightening echo of warfare in the trenches on the Western Front. Ingredients to make these bombs are fairly common and easy...
  • A PRESENT FROM JESUS FOR ALL HIS KIDS[charismatic caucus]

    12/25/2016 9:46:03 AM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    Jesus,Bible,Holy Spirit ^ | 12-25-16 | Yeshua,bible
    You will not see a box but instead My delight, ‎ You see my Love for you can not be contained for its borders are out of sight, It reaches far beyond where you are right now, In fact further than the East is from The West is my promise and my vow, So just open up your Heart and I will place it in, It's very simple just receive me and that's when it begins, For truly I AM a Wonder for I live inside of you! So My True birthday is when you say I DO!
  • Fracking CAN go ahead at North Yorkshire site after protesters lose landmark High Court challenge

    12/20/2016 9:45:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 06:28 EST, 20 December 2016 | James Tapsfield
    Campaigners have vowed to fight on despite losing a landmark High Court challenge against fracking in North Yorkshire. Residents from the village of Kirby Misperton in Ryedale failed in their bid to block the controversial technique from being used near their homes. It is the latest defeat for protesters, after the go-ahead was given for sites in Lancashire in October. Mrs. Justice Lang, sitting in London, dismissed an application for judicial review. She ruled that the terms and conditions afforded “a considerable degree of protection to residents” and the council’s decision was lawful. Fracking company Third Energy was granted permission...
  • 'USA you'll pay!' UK Muslims chant Allahu Akbar in 2nd march in 3 days to demand Caliphate

    12/19/2016 7:53:52 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 47 replies
    Express (UK) ^ | Dec 19, 2016 | VICKIIE OLIPHANT
    HUGE crowds of Muslims chanting Allahu Akbar descended on London for the second time in a week in a series of protests to demand an Islamic caliphate in Syria. On Wednesday, more than 1,000 protestors gathered outside the Syrian embassy in London’s Belgrave Square calling for America to be punished over Aleppo. While one protester appeared to be waving a Taliban flag, others were seen handed placards made by Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain, which calls for the reestablishment of a caliphate. Then just days later another 400 British Muslims travelled to the capital from cities including Birmingham and Bradford to take...
  • Muslims march en masse demanding sharia law...in London

    12/16/2016 7:19:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/16/2016 | By Ed Straker
    One of the biggest objections that sane people have to Muslim immigration is that an unknown number of immigrants are, in the words of Donald Trump, Jr., poisoned Skittles who will commit acts of terrorism.  This "poison Skittle" problem is a very valid concern, but not the only one. The fact is that a much greater percentage of Muslims, who may not commit terrorist acts, nonetheless are in favor of imposing sharia law in the area where they live.  One poll said 40% of Muslims in Britain want sharia enforced. Knowing that, it should come as little surprise that...
  • Creepy sex offender who thinks he is a 5-year-old girl appeared in court clutching baby doll

    12/08/2016 8:53:01 AM PST · by Morgana · 41 replies
    dailyrecord.co.uk ^ | December 6, 2016 | Chris Dyer
    Jorven Seren, 55, who was born a man but asked to be addressed as a woman throughout the hearing, was arrested after being seen kissing a child outside a cafe. A middle-aged sex offender who believes he is a five-year-old girl was arrested after kissing a child outside a cafe - and brought his doll with him to court. Creepy Jorven Seren, who is said to believe he is a five-year-old girl, was born a man but asked to be addressed as a woman throughout the hearing - while he sat in the dock hugging a large doll. The 55-year-old...
  • Britain Bans Heroic Bishops: Persecuted Christian Leaders From War Zones Refused Entry

    12/04/2016 4:26:34 PM PST · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    The Daily Express (UK) ^ | 12/4/16 | Caroline Wheeler
    THREE archbishops from war-torn Iraq and Syria have been refused permission to enter the UK despite being invited to London to meet Prince Charles.The Christians, including the Archbishop of Mosul, were told there was “no room at the inn” by the Home Office when they applied for visas to attend the consecration of the UK’s first Syriac Orthodox Cathedral. Last night the decision was described as “unbelievable” by critics who pointed out that extreme Islamic leaders had been allowed visas. The Prince of Wales addressed the congregation at St Thomas Cathedral in London last week, while both the Queen and...
  • Andrew Sachs, Hapless Waiter on the BBC Sitcom ‘Fawlty Towers,’ Dies at 86

    12/02/2016 5:02:15 PM PST · by stylecouncilor · 49 replies
    New York Times ^ | Dec. 1, 2016 | Christopher Mele
    Andrew Sachs, who starred in the British television comedy series “Fawlty Towers” as Manuel, the earnest but bumbling waiter who was regularly recruited into the schemes of the hotel owner Basil Fawlty, played by John Cleese, died on Nov. 23 at a care facility near his home in London. He was 86. The cause was vascular dementia, his son John said.
  • Wartime spy, big game hunter - and for 80 years the Queen's best friend:(truncated)

    11/28/2016 1:22:59 AM PST · by fella · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 28 November 2016 | Richard Kay
    Wartime spy, big game hunter - and for 80 years the Queen's best friend: Lady Margaret Rhodes was a glorious character from a bygone era - and her death is a shattering blow to Her Majesty,  That she died peacefully at home in her own bed would have been just the way she would have wanted it. No fuss, no unnecessary excitement, certainly no blaze of glory. With her headscarf, perm and sensible shoes, Margaret Rhodes represented the polar opposite of a modern world where television and social media bestow celebrity on the trashy, the flashy and the undeserving. And...
  • Half of asylum seekers complain UK housing funded by YOU is 'completely inadequate'

    11/26/2016 8:35:27 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The Express ^ | November 26, 2016 | Jon Austin
    EXCLUSIVE: FIFTY percent of asylum seekers surveyed about the quality of housing they have been provided, which is paid for by the taxpayer, have branded it as "completely inadequate", it has emerged. Refugees housed across Birmingham and the West Midlands were quizzed about the standard of accommodation they were provided and a further 17 per cent described it as just "mediocre". The properties were provided by G4S, one of three companies hired by the Home Office to provide asylum seeker accommodation up and down the country. Just 11 percent of people asked said the housing was excellent, eight percent described...
  • Royal Navy Type 45 destroyer towed back to port two days after it sails

    11/24/2016 10:39:35 AM PST · by McGruff · 36 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | November 24, 2016
    A Royal Navy Type 45 destroyer has been towed back into port just two days after it sailed following a total propulsion failure while taking part in Nato exercises. The Daring class warship, HMS Duncan, left Devonport naval base at Plymouth on Sunday take part in a series of maritime wargames with Spanish, Portuguese and German warships. But the 4,500 tonne hi-tech ship limped back into Plymouth on Wednesday under tow and shadowed by three additional dockyard tugs as well as the Ministry of Defence police.
  • Huge, Mysterious Settlement Discovered Near Stonehenge

    11/22/2016 10:14:10 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    Seeker.com ^ | Nov 22, 2016 02:40 PM ET | ROSSELLA LORENZI
    A vast, mysterious complex dating back more than 5,600 years has been unearthed just 1.5 miles from Stonehenge, British archaeologists have announced. The finding in Wiltshire reinforces the theory that Stonehenge was a sacred monument and suggests the entire region was ritually active hundreds of years before the enigmatic stone circle was erected. Found during excavations ahead of the construction of a new Army Service family accommodation, the 650-foot-diameter complex is known as a "causewayed enclosure." It consists of more than 3,100 feet of segmented ditches arranged in two concentric circles. According to archaeologists at Wessex Archaeology, the remains date...
  • [Video] United Kingdom: Shia militia march in military uniform in a suburb of London

    11/18/2016 11:22:05 AM PST · by zlando · 30 replies
    Europe-Israel News ^ | Europe Israel News
    The militia of the fundamentalist Shiite preacher Yasser Habib, whose men train in a suburbs of London, parade in military uniform with flag raising. In the video Al Jazeera below, it is possible to see this parade from 1mn34 to 3mn48. Read More Twitter: @zlando
  • European Union Orders British Press NOT to Report when Terrorists are Muslims

    11/18/2016 6:00:01 AM PST · by zlando · 80 replies
    Europe-Israel News ^ | November 18, 2016 | Yves Mamou
    According the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) — part of the Council of Europe — the British press is to blame for increasing hate speech and racist violence. On October 4, 2016, the ECRI released a report dedicated only to Britain. The report said: some traditional media, particularly tabloids… are responsible for most of the offensive, discriminatory and provocative terminology. The Sun, for instance, published an article in April 2015 entitled “Rescue boats? I’d use gunships to stop migrants”, in which the columnist likened migrants to “cockroaches”… The Sun newspaper has also published inflammatory anti-Muslim headlines, such...
  • Trump To Bring Back Churchill Statue SHAMEFULLY Removed from White House by President Obama

    11/14/2016 2:45:47 PM PST · by drewh · 194 replies
    The London Daily Express ^ | : 16:11, Mon, Nov 14, 2016
    NIGEL FARAGE has revealed that Donald Trump will re-install a bust of Winston Churchill removed from the Oval Office by Barack Obama - in a clear sign of the friendship the new President wishes to foster with Britain. The interim Ukip leader said Mr Trump has already pushed Britain to the front of the queue for a favourable trade relationship and added that he is the man to forge stronger ties with the US as he flew to visit the business tycoon in his first days as President Elect. Mr Farage said: "We talked about the prospect of the United...
  • Britain and France snub EU’s emergency Trump meeting

    11/13/2016 5:29:55 PM PST · by McGruff · 68 replies
    Financial Times ^ | November 13, 2016 | Duncan Robinson
    Britain and France on Sunday night snubbed a contentious EU emergency meeting to align the bloc’s approach to Donald Trump’s election, exposing rifts in Europe over the US vote. Hailed by diplomats as a chance to “send a signal of what the EU expects” from Mr Trump, the plan fell into disarray after foreign ministers from the bloc’s two main military powers declined to attend the gathering demanded by Berlin and Brussels.
  • World's Heaviest Earthworm Found, Then Killed

    11/11/2016 11:58:52 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 67 replies
    Nationak Geographic ^ | NOVEMBER 4, 2016 | Mary Bates
    Dave, a 16-inch-long earthworm discovered recently in England, will become part of the collection at the Natural History Museum in London.What Paul Rees recently discovered among his vegetables in England's Cheshire County is anything but garden variety: a gigantic earthworm. Rees's stepson, George, named the behemoth Dave. He's the longest earthworm recorded in the United Kingdom—almost 16 inches—but it's his mass that has really impressed scientists. Dave weighs nearly an ounce, almost twice as heavy as any other wild earthworm ever seen. That's about the size of a small chocolate bar. Before Dave, the largest earthworm (Lumbricus terrestris) was a...
  • 'Ethnicity: Italian or Sicilian?' UK schools provoke row with online form

    11/05/2016 5:07:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    The Italian Ambassador to the UK has intervened after parents complained about the distinction made between Italy, Sicily and Naples in school district questionnaires. When selecting their ethnicity from a drop-down menu on school district websites, Italians in the UK faced a surprising choice. They were asked to define themselves as either 'Italian', 'Italian - Sicilian', 'Italian - Neapolitan' or 'Italian - Other'. Complaints initially came from parents in Bradford, north England, but it became clear this was not an isolated case, and that several school districts in England and Wales differentiated between northern and southern Italians. The Italian Embassy...
  • Police fear gun links between UK crime gangs and terrorists

    11/01/2016 7:41:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 10/31/2016 | unknown
    Half of the terror plots prevented in the UK over the last two years involved extremists trying to buy guns, senior police officers have said. National Crime Agency (NCA) chief Lynne Owens said criminals "think nothing about who they sell firearms to". UK security services have warned of the growing risk of a marauding gun attack, similar to those in Paris and Mumbai. A major campaign is being launched to try to clamp down on the supply of illegal firearms. The NCA said the appeal was aimed at anyone who might see guns smuggled through smaller ports of entry to...
  • Top University Stole Millions From Taxpayers By Faking Global Warming Research

    10/24/2016 5:02:00 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/24/2016 | ANDREW FOLLETT
    A global warming research center at the London School of Economics got millions of dollars from UK taxpayers by taking credit for research it didn’t perform, an investigation by The Daily Mail revealed. The UK government gave $11 million dollars to the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP) in exchange for research that the organization reportedly never actually did. Many papers CCCEP claimed to have published to get government money weren’t about global warming, were written before the organization was even founded, or were written by researchers unaffiliated with CCCEP. The government never checked CCCEP’s supposed publication lists,...
  • TUBE BOMB: Terror as crude IED found on train fails to explode - MORE attacks expected

    10/22/2016 8:32:53 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 28 replies
    Express ^ | Oct 22, 2016 | KATIE MANSFIELD AND PATRICK CHRISTYS
    ARMED anti-terror police were flooding London today amid fears a BOMB found on a Tube train last night was just the first of many. Officers tasered and arrested a 19-year-old man after a "viable improvised explosive device" was found on a Tube train at North Greenwich. North Greenwich tube station was evacuated for nearly seven hours after London Underground staff found the suspect package on an eastbound Jubilee Line train. But experts warned the IED may have been just the first in a co-ordinated attack on the capital.
  • Putin's warships sail past the White Cliffs of Dover: Russian attack fleet [tr]

    10/21/2016 6:28:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 119 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 21, 2016 | Darren Boyle and Richard Spillett
    A Russian carrier fleet which passed through the English Channel today deployed heavily-armed guards to deter anyone approaching the warships. A number of guards, equipped with AK-74 assault rifles and heavy machine guns were spotted on the flight deck of the Admiral Kuznetsov as it passed by the White Cliffs of Dover. The powerful fleet was ordered to pass through the Channel, which is one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world, in single file.
  • Roger Stone Says Kerry Threatened Ecuadorian President Over Assange: Brits Storm Embassy Tonight

    10/16/2016 10:10:55 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 81 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10/16/16 | Roger Stone
    Hashtag 'keys' likely have to do with this. Roger Stone 1h Roger Stone @RogerJStoneJr John Kerry has threatened the Ecuadorian President with "grave consequences for Equador" if Assange is not silenced @StoneColdTruth [link to mobile.twitter.com (secure)] Roger Stone @RogerJStoneJr 45m Reports the Brits storm the Ecuadorian Embassy tonite while Kerry demands the UK revoke their diplomatic status so Assange can be seized [link to mobile.twitter.com (secure)]
  • The Battle of Hastings occurred 950 years ago on October 14, 1066

    10/14/2016 5:35:22 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 44 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 10/14/2016 | HarpyGoddess
    Today is the anniversary of the Battle of Hastings in 1066, in which William the Conqueror initiated the Norman conquest of England by defeating the forces of the Anglo-Saxon King Harold, who was killed in the conflict (although there's been recent speculation that Harold survived). William, Duke of Normandy, had been promised the English throne by his cousin, Edward the Confessor (reigned 1042-1066), and Harold, earl of Wessex, had sworn agreement to that succession. However, with the death of Edward, Harold crowned himself king, leading William to mount a sea-borne invasion to assert his own right. Landing his army on...
  • FREE SPEECH CRACKDOWN: EU orders British press NOT to reveal when terrorists are Muslims

    10/05/2016 10:38:49 AM PDT · by grundle · 65 replies
    express.co.uk ^ | October 5, 2016 | Katie Mansfield
    MEDDLING Brussels has said the British press should not report when terrorists are Muslims in a slew of demands to the Government to crack down on the media. A report from the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) found there was an increase in hate speech and racist violence in the UK from 2009 to March 2016. Blaming the press, ECRI Chair Christian Ahlund, said: “It is no coincidence that racist violence is on the rise in the UK at the same time as we see worrying examples of intolerance and hate speech in the newspapers, online and even...
  • STREET ATTACK: Female pedestrian is punched in the head by total stranger in random attack in London

    10/05/2016 6:43:31 AM PDT · by AC Beach Patrol · 27 replies
    The Sun (UK) ^ | 10/05/2016 | ELLIE CAMBRIDGE
    The 25-year-old woman was punched by the stranger in an unprovoked attack as she waited to cross the road in Clapham, London. The man can be seen running towards her, striking her on the side of the head and running across the street as the woman stumbles away from him. She received minor injuries from the assault and managed to flag down police officers who searched the area but were unable to find the attacker.
  • Learning Arabic Language Key to Highly-Paid Jobs in Britain

    10/01/2016 6:52:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Thursday, 29 September 2016
    Learning the Arabic language can open up highly-paid job opportunities in Britain - according to jobs search engine Adzuna - as it is one of the most sought after languages in the country’s labor sector. The British company studied more than one million jobs on the market to see the most requested languages along with English, in various work fields. The study examined which languages could lead to higher salaries and better job positions and found there were nine languages in addition to English that could prove to be rewarding – Arabic came second in the list of nine Those...
  • Brexit begins: Theresa May takes axe to EU laws

    10/01/2016 2:23:29 PM PDT · by NRx · 35 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10-01-2016 | Ben Riley-Smith
    Theresa May will on Sunday announce she will repeal the 1972 European Communities Act in a move that will formally begin the process of making Britain’s Parliament sovereign once again. Addressing the Conservative Party Conference for the first time as leader, Mrs May will declare that her government will begin work to end the legislation that gives European Union law supremacy in Britain. In its place, a new “Great Repeal Bill” will be introduced in Parliament as early as next year to put power for the nation’s laws back into the hands of MPs and peers. The announcement is Mrs...
  • A punch. A death. And now a fear in Britain that a surge in hate crimes is here to stay.

    09/25/2016 2:48:49 PM PDT · by cardinal4 · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 24 Sept 2016 | Griff Witte
    HARLOW, England — He went down with a single punch. Arkadiusz Jóźwik — shy, devoted to his mother and an immigrant to Britain from his native Poland — was out with friends late last month enjoying pizza and drinks when they were set upon by a group of teens, some reportedly shouting anti-Polish slurs.
  • Lifejacket Graveyard from Refugees in London

    09/22/2016 8:50:20 AM PDT · by wbarmy · 7 replies
    RT ^ | 22 Sep 2016 | NONE
    Lifejacket graveyard: Charities pay tribute to refugees in heart of London Londoners were greeted with the sight of 2,500 lifejackets used by refugees to cross the Mediterranean in London’s Parliament Square Monday morning.
  • Cameron ‘ultimately responsible’ for Libya collapse and the rise of Isis, Commons report concludes

    09/17/2016 12:32:08 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 11 replies
    The bloody collapse of Libya – which triggered a refugee crisis and aided the rise of Isis – is blamed today on David Cameron's blunders when he intervened to overthrow Colonel Gaddafi. A damning report by MPs condemns the 2011 military campaign for lacking both “accurate intelligence” and a coherent strategy for the aftermath of removing the dictator. The disastrous results were “political and economic collapse”, tribal warfare, the refugee crisis, widespread human rights abuses and the rise of Islamic State (IS) in North Africa, fuelled by weapons abandoned by the Gaddafi regime. The Foreign Affairs Select Committee concludes: “Through...
  • London’s Muslim mayor backs Hillary Clinton for US president

    09/15/2016 11:19:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Financial Express ^ | September 16, 2016 | Reuters
    London’s first Muslim mayor, Sadiq Khan, voiced support for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Thursday, warning that anti-Muslim views like those espoused by Republican Donald Trump “plays into the hands” of Islamic State. During a stop in Chicago on his first visit to the United States, Khan said he was “a big fan” of Clinton and hoped she would win the presidential election in November. “She is arguably the most experienced candidate to run to be the president,” Khan told reporters following a speech to more than 250 academics, diplomats and business people....
  • Trump Wants Border Wall, but Britain Is Building One in France

    09/13/2016 8:10:43 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 8 replies
    NBC News ^ | 12 September 2016 | Alastair Jamieson
    Donald Trump wants to build a "big, beautiful wall" to stop illegal immigrants — but Britain and other European nations are already doing it. The U.K. government has announced plans to begin constructing a 13-foot concrete roadside barrier at the French port of Calais, where truck drivers have been targeted by migrants trying to sneak through the Channel Tunnel.