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  • Meghan Markle’s nephew uses Trump as excuse for trying to bring knife into club

    05/20/2018 6:26:22 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 47 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 20, 2018 | Linda Massarella
    Meghan Markle’s nephew was nabbed trying to bring a knife into a London nightclub hours after her royal wedding, according to a new report. Markle kin Tyler Dooley, 25, said he was carrying the blade because Donald Trump said the British capital city wasn’t safe, The Sun said. “I have a knife on me,” the US cannabis farmer allegedly said. He then fumbled for an explanation about why he had it. “He was going on about was how he’d brought it from America because Donald Trump had said London wasn’t safe,” according to a witness. Security staff, meanwhile, called the...
  • Plan to give guns to rural police officers (UK)

    05/16/2018 4:45:40 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 25 replies
    Frontline police officers will carry handguns for the first time to cope with the terrorist threat in rural areas, under plans being considered by chief constables. Officers responding to emergencies in remote locations where firearm units cannot be quickly deployed would be routinely armed. Simon Chesterman, of the National Police Chiefs’ Council, said that the proposal was being considered in areas of England and Wales where it was prohibitively expensive to have fully trained specialist units on standby. It will be seen as controversial because Britain has a tradition of unarmed policing and less than 10 per cent of officers...
  • UK Government Accept Wearing of Crucifix in Workplace as Lawful

    05/16/2018 6:10:47 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 5/15/18 | KV Turley
    The new law follows a case of religious discrimination at British Airways that began 12 years ago.On May 13, the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, the British government made a surprise announcement. U.K. Equalities Minister Victoria Atkins has set her sights on companies who ban their staff from wearing religious items, such as crucifixes. The new guidance, due to be published by the Government Equalities Office later this month, will clearly set out what businesses can and cannot tell their staff to wear. New rules will state that: “Employers should be flexible and not set dress codes which prohibit...
  • The 'Election Collusion' Was between Our Intelligence Community and Britain

    05/13/2018 1:00:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 13, 2018 | Clarice Feldman
    As I will explain, the widespread notion that Russia and Trump colluded to beat Hillary has long been demonstrable bunk. What seems more clear each day is that there was collusion between certain members of the U.S. and British intelligence communities to spy on the Trump campaign. This may explain, in large part, the reluctance of the Department of Justice to reveal what it knows publicly. After all -- with rare exceptions -- the two countries’ intelligence services have long had important information gathering and sharing agreements, and exposure of this may harm the traditional reciprocal relationship. Whether the British...
  • Agent apologises for saying casting call for black, Asian or minority ethnic-only actors ‘stinks’

    05/08/2018 6:11:17 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 56 replies
    The Stage ^ | May 4, 2018 | Matthew Hemley
    A theatre agent has apologised for a comment she made in a private forum that criticised a casting call for only black, Asian or minority ethnic actors and claiming the decision put “talented white performers out of work”. Gemma Hamilton, who runs Lowy Hamilton Artists, made the remarks in a forum on Facebook, in which she said she was “bored of breakdowns asking for BAME actors” because it “adds that va-va-voom to the cast list”. “And now I see a breakdown for BAME-only that are actor/musos. It’s putting talented ‘white’ performers out of work. I think it stinks,” she wrote....
  • Britain’s oldest new parents, aged 63 and 65, have baby, 1, taken away by social services

    04/29/2018 12:25:15 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 67 replies
    The Sun ^ | April 29, 2018 | Michael Hamilton
    A COUPLE have become Britain’s oldest new parents — only to have their baby taken from them by social services. The 63-year-old mum and her partner, 65, are “devastated” after bosses stepped in and took the child from them. The couple’s age is thought to be a factor in fears over the one-year-old’s well-being. A source said: “They are devastated. Social services have been dealing with them since last year and told them to make improvements in how the child was being looked after. “They then decided that the called-for improvements had not happened and took the child into care.”...
  • A Tale of Two Babies

    04/29/2018 6:04:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 29, 2018 | Derek Hunter
    One of the smartest things our Founding Fathers did was resist the urge to follow most of human history and rid this country of the concept of nobility. And thank God they did. If they hadn’t, we’d be “subjects,” subservient to the state and a ruling class. The eternal wisdom of the men who created the United States of America was on full display again this week thanks to the different ways two babies are being treated by our old colonizers. The Royal Family in England welcomed a new baby this week, little Prince Louis Arthur Charles. And good for...
  • Legal battle toddler Alfie Evans dies (ALFIE IS DEAD)

    04/27/2018 11:44:27 PM PDT · by Spiridon · 140 replies
    BBC News ^ | 4/28/2018 | BBC
    Alfie Evans, the 23-month old toddler at the centre of a High Court legal battle, has died, nearly a week after his life support was withdrawn. The boy from Merseyside, who had a degenerative brain condition, died at 2:30 BST, his father Tom Evans said.....
  • Is the SNP reviving the idea of another Scottish independence referendum?

    04/26/2018 6:13:51 AM PDT · by Cronos · 5 replies
    The New statesman ^ | 7 April 2018 | Chris Deerin
    One SNP MP predicted another referendum “in the next two years”.what, then, to make of this week’s utterance from her normally gung-ho Westminster colleague Pete Wishart? The latter is neither a surgeon nor, it feels uncontroversial to say, particularly smart or savvy, but he somehow seems to have detected a change in the wind. In an article for iScot, one of those odd little pro-independence newsletters consumed only by diehards and MI5, he struck a cautious tone in relation to a new vote. “There is only one thing that determines my approach to a second independence referendum and that is...
  • Who Controls Your Kids' Lives?

    04/25/2018 5:10:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 25, 2018 | Ben Shapiro
    Former Republican Sen. Phil Gramm of Texas was fond of telling a story about his time stumping for educational change. "My educational policies are based on the fact that I care more about my children than you do," Gramm once said to a woman. "No, you don't," she replied. "OK," said Gramm. "What are their names?" Gramm's fundamental premise is inalterably correct: Parents care more about their children than do the members of the bureaucracy. But parents are being gradually curbed in their authority by precisely those bureaucrats across the West. On Tuesday, a British court condemned a not-yet-2-year-old child...
  • Breaking: UK Judge Denies Parents Request To Take Son To Italy For Medical Treatment

    04/24/2018 12:55:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/24/2018 | Ed Morrissey
    Remember the Charlie Gard case? Parents of the young child had to watch the National Health Service in the United Kingdom allow him to die after refusing to allow the child to leave the country for experimental treatment. The diagnosis was too dire and the case considered too terminal for parental wishes to be considered.A ghastly rerun is taking place, this time with Alfie Evans, only this time the diagnosis is unclear — and he’s surviving on his own after a court ordered him removed from a ventilator: Mr Justice Hayden also appeared to rule out his family’s wishes...
  • FlashBack: Does Trump need congressional approval to strike Syria? The debate, explained.

    04/14/2018 2:34:21 AM PDT · by blueplum · 5 replies
    Vox and others ^ | 07 Apr '17 | Dara Lind
    "It’s often easier, Congress has found, to just let the president do what he wants. "...It would be perfectly normal for the Trump administration to argue it doesn’t need Congress’s approval to go after Assad. It would court a fight over when and why the executive branch can get America’s military involved in operations overseas without input from Congress — but that fight has been going on for decades. "Indeed, the Obama administration made legal arguments for justifiable unilateral force that could be interpreted to validate what Trump did on Thursday night." {snip} "... By May 2016, according to a...
  • Sex, cash and the PM’s mother: Despite being married to a millionaire, Lady Melbourne is said [tr]

    04/13/2018 5:18:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 12, 2018 | Nick Rennison
    The mothers of British prime ministers don’t often sell their sexual favours for cash. But Lady Melbourne, whose son became the young Queen Victoria’s favourite politician, was an unusual woman. In the 1770s, it was rumoured that one of her lovers had sold her to the Earl of Egremont for Ł13,000 and she had pocketed half the money. Who knows if the rumours were true? But, as this entertaining — if occasionally disorganised — book shows, Lady Melbourne was a fascinating character. The poet Byron knew her when she was an older woman. Despite a 37-year difference in their ages,...
  • BREAKING: Parents file last-minute appeal to save baby Alfie Evans

    04/12/2018 9:04:02 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 12, 2018 | LifeSiteNews staff
    Defying a British publication ban, foreign media are reporting that Alfie Evans’ life support will be removed tomorrow. However, his parents have appealed the decision in a last-minute attempt to be allowed to determine their son’s course of care. Yesterday, Mr. Justice Hayden declared that the 23-month child’s life was “futile.” According to Italian newspaper La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana, the judge set April 13 as the date of Alfie’s death. This morning, Alfie’s parents, Tom Evans and Kate James, appealed this decision, asking the court to release their son into their care, so that they may take him to a...
  • London bans “weapons of war”

    04/08/2018 3:33:43 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 135 replies
    Glocktalk ^ | April 9,2019
    war might he be referring to? Knives. And, acid. “An epidemic of stabbings and acid attacks in London has gotten so bad that London mayor Sadiq Khan is announcing broad new "knife control" policies designed to keep these weapons of war out of the hands of Londoners looking to cause others harm.” The mayor further tweeted: “No excuses: there is never a reason to carry a knife. Anyone who does will be caught, and they will feel the full force of the law.” “Never a reason to carry a knife...” He’s probably right. If you dared to use one to...
  • London Mayor Threatens Arrest For Anyone In The City Caught With a Knife

    Wow!!!!!!! What’s next? Link: https://mobile.twitter.com/MayorofLondon/status/982906526334668800
  • London stabbings: 300 extra police deployed on streets to tackle spike in knife crime

    04/07/2018 6:31:56 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 98 replies
    Telegraph ^ | April 7, 2018 | Mark Molloy and Press Association
    Hundreds of additional police officers have been deployed on the streets of London this weekend in areas of the capital worst affected by the spike in violent crime. It comes as Mayor of London Sadiq Khan promised more arrests and backed increasing the use of intelligence-led stop and search by police, insisting keeping Londoners safe is his “top priority”. Mr Khan has also invited Home Secretary Amber Rudd and London MPs to a summit at City Hall next week to discuss new measures for tackling the violence. Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick has insisted the force has “not lost control”...
  • LIBTARD PARADE: Male choir told it must allow women to join

    04/07/2018 11:02:21 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 35 replies
    Newstarget ^ | 04/07/2018 | Ethan Huff
    An all-male choir in the United Kingdom that’s been in existence since 1956 is under assault by a local police chief, who’s demanding that women be granted access to the group in order to promote “gender equality.” Peter Goodman, who reportedly took over the Derbyshire Police force last summer, insists that the historic Derbyshire Constabulary Male Voice Choir’s men-only tradition runs counter to the force’s equal opportunity policies, which he wants to see changed to favor women at the expense of men. Back in September, Goodman asked the choir’s chairman, Kevin Griffiths, to begin accepting females, to which he declined....
  • Iraqi Nun Displaced by Islamic State Denied UK Visa

    04/06/2018 6:02:09 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 4/2/18 | David V Barrett
    Sister Ban Madleen wanted to visit her sick sister in BritainAn Iraqi nun who wants to visit her sick sister in the UK has been denied a visa by the Home Office. Sister Ban Madleen was driven out of Qaraqosh, the biggest Christian town in the Nineveh plains, by ISIS, who took over her Dominican convent. She settled as a refugee in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdestan, where she set up kindergartens. The refugees are returning to their home towns now that ISIS have been driven out. Sister Ban is not the first religious to have problems visiting Britain,...
  • Church of England Goes Cashless for Worshippers’ Contributions

    04/06/2018 5:54:48 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | 4/2/18 | Catherine Pepinster
    LONDON (RNS) — Like the widow offering small coins at the Temple in Luke’s Gospel, Christians have long been encouraged to not only pray but also make a financial contribution at their place of worship. The Church of England has now decided to make their financial transactions easier. Instead of expecting people to rummage for a few coins or bills, it plans to introduce cashless, contactless payments in its 16,000 churches and cathedrals. The payment machines will first be used for funeral fees, wedding notices or even to buy a coffee after the service. Later, people will also be able...