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  • Teachers’ Union: ‘Promote’ LGBT Lifestyles to Two Year Olds to Stop Hate Crime

    Transgender lifestyles and same-sex relationships should be ‘promoted’ to children as young as two to reduce hate crime, the National Union of Teachers (NUT) has said. Delegates at the union’s national conference in Cardiff on Monday voted for its members to teach about ‘LGBT+’ issues and lifestyles to toddlers starting from nursery school.
  • May to seek snap election for 8 June (UK)

    04/18/2017 3:15:08 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 51 replies
    BBC ^ | 18th April 2017
    UK PM Theresa May announces plan to call snap general election on 8 June. She said Britain needed certainty, stability and strong leadership following the EU referendum.
  • Gun crime in London increases by 42%

    04/13/2017 8:44:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 4/12/2017 | unknown
    Gun crime offences in London surged by 42% in the last year, according to official statistics. The Met Police's figures showed there were 2,544 gun crime offences from April 2016 to April 2017 compared to 1,793 offences from 2015 until 2016. Knife crime also increased by 24% with 12,074 recorded offences from 2016 to 2017. The Met said although crime rates were rising they remained at a much lower level than five years ago. Scotland Yard registered annual rises across a number of serious offence categories in the past 12 months, following several years of falls. The total number of...
  • Henry VIII’s last wife is heading for debut [Gaude Gloriosa unheard in 450 years]

    04/13/2017 12:59:45 AM PDT · by blueplum · 12 replies
    Slipped Disk ^ | 10 April 2017 | Norman LeBrecht
    Music from Thomas Tallis’s motet Gaude gloriosa was found buried in the walls of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, in 1978. Recently, the conductor David Skinner has identified the text as being by Henry VIII’s sixth and last queen Catherine Parr. The words are from Parr’s psalm paraphrase ‘Against Enemies’ in her first publication Psalms or Prayers, published in London in 1544, and were set as a contrafact of Tallis’s Gaude gloriosa Dei mater. The work will be performed at St John’s Smith Square London on Good Friday (14 April 2017). David Skinner says: ‘These discoveries are not only significant for cultural historians, but also fundamentally challenge...
  • Thin skinned millenials need a spanking

    04/12/2017 6:16:30 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 8 replies
    Sky News ^ | 11th April 2017 | Sam Kiley
    Heads bowed, they stood in silent respect on the pavements of Wootton Bassett and tossed roses onto the hearses carrying soldiers who fell in Afghanistan. This week, London was stilled and many moved to tears as the last post was played on a bugle over the casket of PC Keith Palmer. After the attack on Westminster, in which he gave his life defending parliament against a knife-wielding lunatic, flags were at half-mast while mountains of flowers marked the spot where he and others died. These are moments when the British agree, as a nation, to "Silence the pianos and with...
  • Aintree racegoers down pints and rosé wine as they flaunt their cleavage in plunging [tr]

    04/07/2017 7:08:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 48 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 7, 2017 | Staff
    After weeks of preening and outfit preparation, racegoers were more than ready to let their hair down as soon as they hit Aintree today. Thousands of glamorous revellers flocked to the Merseyside course, dressed to the nines, in the hope of winning the much-coveted style award on Ladies Day. Once again, the champagne was flowing and attendees got the party started by treating themselves to numerous bottles of Moet, rosé wine and pints of beer at the bar.
  • Centennial Commemoration of the U.S. Entry into World War I [April 6th, 1917]

    04/05/2017 4:28:34 PM PDT · by SES1066 · 19 replies
    On April 6, 1917, the United States officially entered World War I, a war that changed the nation and the world forever. On April 6, 2017, thousands in attendance, as well as those watching video across the nation and around the world, will see the United States commemorate this turning point in our nation’s and the world’s history with the “In Sacrifice for Liberty and Peace: Centennial Commemoration of the U.S. Entry into World War I” ceremony, hosted by the United States World War One Centennial Commission at the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri.
  • Theresa May takes stand against Saudi regime by not wearing headscarf

    04/04/2017 8:50:51 AM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 28 replies
    TheTelegraph ^ | April 4, 2017 | Gordon Rayner
    The Prime Minister, in a dark blue trouser suit, made sure she had her wrists and ankles covered, in accordance with strict dress codes for women in Saudi Arabia. But her choice of outfit as she arrived on Tuesday afternoon was contrary to Foreign Office guidelines, which state: “Women should wear conservative, loose-fitting clothes as well as a full length cloak (abaya) and a headscarf.” Mrs May won widespread praise on Twitter, with users saying they were “proud you have not bowed down” to the regime, and that “secular women are equal and free”.
  • Oxford child sex abuse raids: Seven men charged

    04/01/2017 7:24:51 PM PDT · by jonefab · 42 replies
    BBC ^ | 1 April 2017 | From the section Oxford
    Police officers carried out arrests on Thursday in connection with alleged sex offences against females which occurred between 2008 and 2015. Six men were charged with the rape of a girl under 16 as well as other sexual offences, while a seventh man was charged with conspiracy to rape. Six men - all from Oxford - will appear before Oxford magistrates. They are: Shabir Dogar, 22; Shabaz Khan, 23; Shohab Dogar, 23; Yasin Hamid, 20; Usman Iddris, 22; and Joseph Suraina, 22.
  • The Potter's Hand[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/31/2017 7:49:24 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    You are more than just just a tongue of men and angels , Yeah more than this, for your purpose and life is mine for I hold you in My Hand as a songbird singing out My Love for My Children. So do not cage My Love but set it completely free for only through this freedom shall they receive My unconditional Love " Through Grace " carved out in My Word for truly the words I desire for you to form from their mouths upon their tongues are Eternal Life all from the fruit from The Tree of Life....
  • Brexit becomes official as Article 50 is triggered. Watch PM Theresa May's statement here.

    03/29/2017 9:56:58 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/29/17 | Robert Laurie
    "The enduring power of the British spirit" A little over a week ago, we learned that Prime Minister Theresa May intended to abide by the wishes of the voters, invoke “Article 50” by delivering a letter of intent, and trigger Britain’s exit from the European Union. Today, the big moment arrived and, true to her word, the UK will soon be out. As May told the House of Commons
  • Why Brexit Is Best for Britain: The Left-Wing Case

    03/28/2017 5:36:31 PM PDT · by Theoria · 3 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 28 March 2017 | Alan Johnson
    On Wednesday, Britain’s prime minister, Theresa May, is to deliver a letter to the president of the European Council, Donald Tusk, informing him that after 44 years of membership, her nation is leaving the European Union. Approximately two years later, after negotiating the terms of that departure, the union will lose at a stroke “an eighth of its population, a sixth of its G.D.P., half its nuclear-arms cache and a seat on the U.N. Security Council,” as Susan Watkins, the editor of New Left Review, noted recently. Ms. Watkins is a “Lexiteer,” as left-wing supporters of ‘Brexit’ like me are...
  • …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 · 43 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...