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  • RAF fighter plane numbers to reach 'all-time low' (since 1918)

    07/23/2015 4:33:10 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | 22 July 2015
    The number of RAF fighter planes is set to fall to the lowest in its history, defence experts have warned. Defence analysis group IHS Jane's said the RAF could be left with 127 combat jets by the end of the decade as 87 Tornados and the first tranche of 53 Typhoon jets are due to be retired. It would leave the RAF with its fewest number of fighter planes since 1918. The Ministry of Defence said the RAF "has and will have" the aircraft it needs to meet its global commitments. The government also says it is increasing the defence...
  • Britain Should Invade The Islamic State Says Former Military Boss Lord Richards

    07/19/2015 12:55:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 19, 2015 | Andre Walker
    WESTMINSTER, United Kingdom – The former head of the British Military has called for the UK and her allies to invade the Islamic State. Lord Richards told the BBC's Andrew Marr programme the current allied strategy of air strikes and support for Kurdish fighters was “woefully insufficient.” He said the strategy was “firing up” the Islamic State because it was “dribbling” rather than “clouting” the terrorist nation. Richards went on to say: “Sooner or later tanks are going to have to roll, there is going to have to be troops on the ground…. The current strategy won't work in the...
  • Navy has no sailors for new aircraft carriers (U.K.)

    07/11/2015 8:25:55 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies
    Sunday Express, UK ^ | Sun, Jul 12, 2015 | PAULA MURRAY
    An online campaign group made the stark warning amid concerns Armed Forces are facing even more cuts with another Defence Review scheduled for later this year. Save The Royal Navy believes the service will be hard pushed to man even one of the massive ships because of the depleted number of sailors. The organisation also expressed concerns the record low staffing levels will lead to “dangerously small crews” while uncertainty over the number of aircrafts on board the carriers and lack of escort vessels could leave them vulnerable to an attack. So far only three of the eight F35 type...
  • Break up the RAF and stop buying British

    06/01/2015 5:46:05 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 01 Jun 2015 | Lewis Page
    It’s Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) time again, in which we follow the new custom of making all defence policy shortly after an election without debate – thereby humanely relieving ministers of any need to justify their actions. Things are dire in the Armed Forces. The RAF is down to embarrassingly few operational bombers and has no submarine-hunting planes at all. The Army is yet again stripping itself of soldiers. The Navy is shortly to receive aircraft carriers, but they can carry only vertical-lift jets. We used to have some of those, but we got rid of them in...
  • U.K. rape jihadis: 'This is OK in our culture'

    05/24/2015 2:59:51 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | May 24, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    On Friday, I published at Breitbart the horrifying reminiscences of a British woman who suffered repeated gang rapes, beatings and abuse from a Muslim rape gang, while police dismissed her complaints with total indifference. Now this courageous woman has revealed to me more details of what she and other girls have suffered at the hands of these rape gangs: After awhile, the worst thing was not what happened for me – as horrifying as it was, I got used to it. What was worst for me was seeing the other girls they did this to. I was used to it,...
  • UK Plans To Do Away With Free Speech... In The Name Of Free Speech

    05/14/2015 12:04:13 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 40 replies
    TechDirt ^ | 05/13/2015 | by Mike Masnick
    Last fall,..UK Home Secretary Theresa May had made it clear that if her Conservative Party were re-elected, one of the first orders of business would be a new "Extremist Disruption Orders" plan that would outlaw any speech or events that the government declared "extremist." She wasn't kidding around. Following last week's election in the UK, David Cameron appears to be announcing just such a plan ... The measures would give the police powers to apply to the high court for an order to limit the “harmful activities” of an extremist individual. The definition of harmful is to include a risk...
  • 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...
  • 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 new princess named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

    05/04/2015 11:37:29 AM PDT · by NetAddicted · 43 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/4/2015 | Andrew Osborn
    (Reuters) - Britain's Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge have named their newborn daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, a choice that honors the baby's late grandmother Princess Diana and her great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth.
  • 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...
  • Britons still live in Anglo-Saxon tribal kingdoms, Oxford University finds

    03/19/2015 8:46:13 AM PDT · by I still care · 41 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 18 Mar 2015 | Sarah Knapton, Science Editor
    A new genetic map of Britain shows that there has been little movement between areas of Britain which were former tribal kingdoms in Anglo-Saxon England. Britons are still living in the same 'tribes' that they did in the 7th Century, Oxford University has found after an astonishing study into our genetic make-up. Archaeologists and geneticists were amazed to find that genetically similar individuals inhabit the same areas they did following the Anglo-Saxon invasion, following the fall of the Roman Empire. In fact, a map showing tribes of Britain in 600AD is almost identical to a new chart showing genetic variability...
  • 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.
  • 70 years later, Hitchcock’s Holocaust footage airs

    01/27/2015 5:49:00 AM PST · by Wiz-Nerd · 79 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | January 27, 2015 | Tamar Pileggi
    A holocaust documentary about unreleased Alfred Hitchcock footage of the liberation of Nazi concentration camps aired in 15 countries Monday, as part of the international Holocaust Remembrance Day commemorations. HBO’s “Night Will Fall” includes harrowing footage captured by the legendary filmmaker, who recorded the grim scene that met Allied troops at Bergen-Belsen, Dachau and Auschwitz in the spring of 1945. Initially, Hitchcock together with media baron Sidney Bernstein were commissioned by the British government to make “German Concentration Camps Factual Survey,” a documentary that was intended to show Germans the horrors of Nazi brutality.
  • Japan offers Britain submarine-hunting planes

    01/09/2015 7:28:44 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    The Telegraph, UK ^ | 07 Jan 2015 | Ben Farmer
    Japan is trying to sell Britain submarine-hunting patrol jets to replace the RAF’s axed Nimrod planes, as the country pushes arms exports for the first time in decades. Officials proposed a sale of P-1 maritime patrol aircraft last year during a visit to the UK, in a deal that could top £600 million. Britain scrapped its own Nimrod patrol planes after the 2010 cost-cutting defence review and has since had to rely on allies including France, Canada and America to fill the gap. The Ministry of Defence admitted last month that it had called on allies to send four planes...
  • As Britain Freezes, Wind Farms Take Power From Grid to Prevent Icing

    01/02/2015 6:31:33 PM PST · by PROCON · 42 replies
    breitbart ^ | Jan. 2, 2015 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    As Britain shivers under a blanket of snow and ice, it has emerged that offshore windfarms have been idling to prevent icing up – and drawing electricity off the national grid to do so. Critics have pointed out the “folly” of having windfarms idle in a cold snap, but industry experts insist that all forms of power generation involve some electrical input. The issue has been raised by Brian Christley, a resident of Abergele, Wales, who wrote to the Daily Telegraph to say: “Over the weekend just gone, the coldest of the year so far, all 100-plus off-shore wind turbines...
  • Great Britain Almost Got to Keep Its Harriers

    12/03/2014 4:35:10 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    War is Boring ^ | 12/02/2014 | David Axe
    The United Kingdom’s 2010 Strategic Defense and Security Review—a budget drill, really—imposed devastating cuts to what had been one of the world’s best militaries. The British Army, Royal Air Force and Royal Navy each had to give up weapons and manpower in the interest of saving money. But arguably the most damaging reductions fell on the navy, which had to surrender both of its remaining Invincible-class light aircraft carriers years earlier than previously planned. And the Harrier jump jets that flew from the flattops went, too—leaving the navy without carrier-launched fighters for the first time since a plane took off...
  • Never mind Mohammed, the main naming trend of 2014 is one of de-Christianisation

    12/02/2014 3:16:08 PM PST · by NYer · 13 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | December 2, 2014 | Ed West
    William and George both appear in the top twenty of most popular boys names in the UK in 2014 (PA) European-wide Christian names were a product of ChristendomsIt seems to be a solid British tradition now: the annual debate about whether Mohammed is now the most popular boy’s name in Britain, or whether it’s Oliver.The issue comes down to whether one counts all spelling variations as one name, in which case Mohammed/Mohammad/Muhammed etc would be number one; or, as others argue, Oliver and Ollie would therefore be added together to take first place.The difference, however, is that Mohammed/Mohammad are variations...
  • Britain orders more F-35s as part of biggest-ever defence project

    10/28/2014 11:30:55 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    The Daily Telegraph, UK ^ | October 28, 2014 | Alan Tovey, Industry Editor
    UK orders four more F-35B stealth jets as partners work to reduce the cost of the controversial fighter-bomber British defence and engineering companies including BAE Systems and Rolls-Royce have been given a boost after the Ministry of Defence struck a deal to order the first production batch of F-35 fighter-bombers. Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said the MoD had reached an agreement in principle to buy four F-35 Lightning II stealth aircraft. About 15pc of each aircraft is manufactured in Britain and BAE is the only tier one partner in the F-35 programme, which is headed by Lockheed Martin and is...
  • Laser imaging reveals how far its warships have come since HMS Victory's glory days

    10/22/2014 5:52:22 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 22 October 2014 | VICTORIA WOOLLASTON
    The British Navy has seen significant changes over the past 200 years, since Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson sailed HMS Victory to glory in the Battle of Trafalgar. And to celebrate 2014 being the 209th anniversary of Trafalgar Day - when Admiral Nelson hoisted the flag in conquest - BAE Systems has revealed just how far naval engineering has evolved. Using laser imaging techniques, experts have been able to get under the skin of HMS Victory - the oldest commissioned warship in the world - allowing them to draw direct comparisons between the vessel, and Type 45 Destroyer HMS Defender. The...
  • Why do Americans Hate America?

    09/18/2014 9:09:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 18, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    After some hand-wringing over British citizens who have chosen to fight with ISIS, Prime Minister David Cameron said he thinks one reason for the defection is that too many of the defectors have forgotten what it means to be British. As a means of fighting the radicalization of young people, he wants all of Britain’s schools to again teach “British values." It is a diagnosis Americans would do well to consider because an unknown number of Americans (FBI Director James Comey says he doesn't have a precise number because they are "hard to track") have abandoned their country to fight...
  • Another Brutally Disturbing Example of Government-Run Healthcare

    09/06/2014 10:43:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 6, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    ItÂ’s time to add to our collection of horror stories from the U.K.Â’s government-run healthcare system (previous examples can be found here,here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here,here, here, here, here,here,and here).What makes todayÂ’s story different, though, is that the bureaucracy not only is denying care to a small child, but also seeking to prevent the family from seeking treatment elsewhere.Check out these excerpts from a blood-chilling story in USA Today. The parents of a child suffering from a severe brain tumor signaled Monday they would defy efforts to force them to return to Britain, days after their...
  • Cameron says second UK aircraft carrier will be brought into service

    09/05/2014 11:38:14 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Sep 5, 2014 | Kylie MacLellan, Michael Holden
    (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Friday that a second aircraft carrier, currently being built, would be brought into service, ending speculation about its future. "This will ensure that we will always have one carrier available, 100 percent of the time," Cameron said in a speech at a NATO summit in Wales. The fate of the carrier, HMS Prince of Wales, was not due to be decided until a defence spending review in the second half of next year after a national election, and defence experts had said it could be mothballed or sold. In July, Queen...
  • WWI, the Not So Great War

    07/31/2014 6:51:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 31, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    NEWBURY, England -- World War I began as most wars do with patriotic fervor and predictions of a quick end. It lasted four years. While the match igniting the "war to end all wars" was lit by the assassination of Austria's Archduke Ferdinand on June 28, 1914, formal declarations of war occurred 100 years ago on July 28 (Austria declares war on Serbia) and Aug. 1 (Germany declares war on Russia, and Russia on Germany). Aug. 1, 1914 will be commemorated Sunday at a charity event to benefit current British war veterans at Highclere Castle, the site of the...
  • The Foul Tornado: On the centenary of World War I (Outstanding Read)

    07/14/2014 12:17:39 PM PDT · by mojito · 46 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | July/August 2014 | Peter Hitchens
    To say that that the First World War was the greatest cataclysm in human history since the fall of the Roman Empire is to put it mildly. The war destroyed so many good things and killed so many good people that civilization has not recovered and probably never will. Long after it officially ended, it continued to cause millions of deaths and tragedies, most obviously during its encore performance of 1939-45. But it did not stop even then. Many of its worst consequences came during official periods of peace and are unknown or forgotten, or remain unconnected with it in...
  • Royal Navy's new aircraft carrier officially named

    07/04/2014 6:43:39 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    Flightglobal.com ^ | July 4, 2014 | CRAIG HOYLE
    The UK Royal Navy’s first new aircraft carrier has been formally named the HMS Queen Elizabeth, during a ceremony at Rosyth dockyard near Edinburgh, Scotland. Performed on 4 July by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the milestone marks the completion of the lead vessel’s 65,000t structure, with the Aircraft Carrier Alliance also having started the flood-up of its dry dock before the ship will be floated out later this month. First Sea Lord Adm Sir George Zambellas says the new carrier’s role “will be global, strategic and one of inter-service and international partnership.” Current plans call for the Queen Elizabeth...
  • Responsibility and Freedom

    07/03/2014 4:32:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    We declared our independence from Great Britain 238 years ago this week. It was a declaration long in coming, brought about by the overreaching rule of King George III and Britain's insistence on taxation without representation. The taxation began in the 1760s, the Boston Massacre occurred in 1770, the Boston Tea Party in 1993 and the Battles of Lexington and Concord in April of 1775. Patrick Henry's call to action, "Give me liberty or give me death," was the first strong public statement that, if we were to be free, if we were to have liberty, then we would have...
  • Aussies To Form Alliance to Thwart Obama’s Climate Goals

    06/10/2014 7:31:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6/9/2014 | Michael Bastasch
    Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott is seeking out “like-minded” countries to form an alliance to thwart climate policies being pushed by President Obama and other world leaders.
  • Head Teachers Raise 'Serious Concerns' Over Islamic School Take-Over

    05/04/2014 6:16:05 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5/2/14 | Graeme Paton and Andrew Gilligan
    Concern of 'Trojan Horse' plot spreads to three more state primaries as head teachers' leaders voice concerns for the first time over the Islamic infiltration at schools in Birmingham Schools across Britain are likely to have been targeted in an alleged Islamist plot to take over classrooms, head teachers have warned. The National Association of Head Teachers said it had found “concerted efforts” to infiltrate at least six schools in Birmingham. But the union also said that the scandal had “connections” to other large cities. The Telegraph understands that there are growing concerns about the possible infiltration of schools...
  • VIDEO: PAUL WESTON COULD FACE 2 YEARS IN JAIL FOR QUOTING CHURCHILL

    04/29/2014 11:16:11 PM PDT · by rmlew · 30 replies
    Liberty GB ^ | April 28, 2014 | Liberty GB
    The leader of the Liberty GB party Paul Weston, who was arrested on Saturday for breaching a Section 27 Dispersal Notice, is now possibly facing imprisonment for 2 years. Mr Weston, a candidate in the 22 May European Elections in the South East, was arrested on 26 April in front of Winchester Guildhall for quoting in public a passage critical of Islam written by Winston Churchill, using a megaphone. He spent several hours in a cell at Winchester Police Station, after which the original charge of breaching a Section 27 Dispersal Notice was dropped and Mr Weston was 're-arrested' for...
  • Give Me Liberty, or Give Me Death… (Or Free Birth-Control)

    03/23/2014 12:41:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 23, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    While speaking to the second Virginia Convention on this day, in 1775, Patrick Henry voiced his opposition to the increasingly violent British rule over the colonies. The issue at hand was not insufficient healthcare or an unlivable minimum wage… America was growingly increasingly weary of Brits telling us how to live. (It turns out, the sentiment stuck with us – as is evidenced by Piers Morgan getting kicked off of CNN.) Speaking to the delegates of the Convention, Henry cried the now famous ultimatum: “Give me liberty, or give me death!” And when spoken in opposition to the world’s most...
  • Piers Morgan Is the American Left

    02/26/2014 11:25:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    This week, CNN's Piers Morgan announced that "Piers Morgan Live" would be coming to an ignominious end sometime in March. His replacement has not yet been chosen. But his television demise came not a moment too soon for millions of Americans who had tired of his sneering nastiness. The New York Times chose not to see it that way. Instead, the Times insisted, Morgan's problem sprang from his British accent and heritage: "Old hands in the television news business suggest that there are two things a presenter cannot have: an accent or a beard ... Mr. Morgan is clean shaven...
  • Millions Of Patients 'Unable To See GPs' (Great Britain...Obamacare's future?)

    02/23/2014 9:29:36 AM PST · by Stoat · 26 replies
    Sky News (U.K.) ^ | February 22, 2014 | Thomas Moore
    More than 34 million patients will fail to get an appointment with their GP this year, according to figures seen by Sky News. The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) used official NHS statistics to estimate the number of patients who will be unable to see a GP or practice nurse because surgeries are too busy.
  • Military cuts mean 'no US partnership', Robert Gates warns Britain

    01/19/2014 2:30:18 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 14 replies
    bbc.co.uk ^ | 16 January 2014 | bbc
    UK armed forces cuts will limit the country's ability to be a major player on the world stage, ex-US defence secretary Robert Gates has warned. The UK plans to cut 30,000 armed forces personnel by 2020, leaving 147,000. ...On the UK's military cuts, Mr Gates told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "With the fairly substantial reductions in defence spending in Great Britain, what we're finding is that it won't have full spectrum capabilities and the ability to be a full partner as they have been in the past." The spectrum refers to the ability of a country's military to fight...
  • Hull mum raped in front of son and told by attacking boyfriend: 'I'm Muslim and you must obey me'

    01/13/2014 3:55:27 PM PST · by lowbridge · 29 replies
    http://www.hulldailymail.co.uk ^ | january 13, 2014 | simon bristow
    A MAN pinned his girlfriend down and raped her in front of their baby son, and told her she must obey him because he was a Muslim, a court was told. The Mail has decided not to identify the rapist, who is in his early 20s, so his relationship with his victim can be revealed. She was 16 when they met, but he began beating her three months into the relationship and raped her at her home in Hull in May last year. The victim, who gave evidence at Hull Crown Court via video link, said she had not reported...
  • Be My Sword of Light for others but do it in Love ![charistmatic caucus]

    01/11/2014 1:00:10 PM PST · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 1-11-14 | Jedediah
    My children are about to come into their "own" that is The kingdom that is already theirs to bring to others . So do not hide your burning bush by sitting in a pew all your life but come and leave Babylon behind for she is not your sister and begin to lead others out of their desert places, "Be my Moses" to the multitudes in the Valley of Decisions for your light shines as a pillar by night in the land of the wounded and "I AM" this light in you . So use what I have given you...
  • The World Leader Who Didn’t Attend Churchill's Funeral

    12/11/2013 12:16:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2013 | David Stokes
    Why did one of the most politically savvy leaders ever to occupy the White House—Lyndon Baines Johnson—decide not to attend the funeral of Winston Churchill in 1965? And why didn’t he send his Vice President, Hubert Humphrey? Questions remain nearly 49 years later. Nearly 100 world leaders are now making their way to South Africa for the state funeral of Nelson Mandela. It will be a who’s who of global power-players. It’s important for them to be there, because it’s a risky thing to miss a great man’s funeral. President Obama invited George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, and...
  • Green Britain: Energy Blackouts Imminent

    10/15/2013 9:36:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/14/2013 | Enza Ferreri
    The UK is facing its greatest risk of blackouts since 2007/08 in the coming winter. The National Grid, responsible for balancing the country’s supply and demand of energy, last week has given this warning because Britain’s reserves of electricity have halved in 12 months. The UK and the USA are in the same boat here. Both countries have governments that have – or pretend to have — fallen for the Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) theory hook, line, and sinker.
  • Tesco Sorry Over 'Gay Best Friend' Doll (Great Britain)

    09/28/2013 10:29:13 AM PDT · by Stoat · 37 replies
    Sky News (UK) ^ | September 27, 2013
    Tesco Sorry Over 'Gay Best Friend' Doll  The retailer's website said the inflatable doll would "tell you if your bum looks big" and was a suitable gift for young children.     Tesco has withdrawn an inflatable figure labelled "gay best friend" and apologised for selling it. It comes a day after the retailer was forced to remove a Halloween costume called "Psycho Ward" from its shelves after it sparked widespread criticism. On its website Tesco said "The Inflatable g*y Best Friend" was suitable for children aged three to four and was an "amusing gift". "If SEX in the City and Will...
  • The moral bankruptcy of the U.K.’s faux Conservative government

    09/17/2013 6:24:04 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 2 replies
    http://www.thecommentator.com ^ | September 16, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    As an advocate of small government, I’m often distressed that I sometimes have to rely on Republicans in Washington to fight statism. Why am I distressed? Because some of the worst people in Washington are GOPers. They may give lip service to fiscal responsibility when campaigning, but they conveniently forget that rhetoric when it’s time to make decisions. Which helps to explain why spending grew faster under Bush than Obama. But as bad as Republicans are, there’s no way they could be as bad as the faux Conservative Party in the United Kingdom. Consider the fundamental debate about whether big...
  • Zimbabwean who burned woman's face can't be deported because it would breach his human rights

    09/09/2013 12:28:33 PM PDT · by massmike · 10 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 09/09/2013 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    A judge has ruled a Zimbabwean national who was jailed after he scarred a woman for life cannot be deported because it would breach his human rights. Drug dealer Valentine Harverye burned his 34-year-old victim with a melted cider bottle and scalded her with boiling water. He was said to have assaulted her in front of five or six people at her home in 2009. An attempt to deport Harverye, made by the Home Office, has now been defeated after he appealed against the move. Upper Tribunal Judge Christopher Hanson said deporting the 22-year-old could breach his human rights as...
  • The video judges tried to block: Father secretly records harrowing moment six-hour-old baby is

    09/06/2013 3:29:55 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 24 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | september 5, 2013 | Steve Doughty
    This is the moment social services took a baby away from its parents when it was just six hours old. The infant at the centre of the Munby judgment, known only as J, was removed from its parents after his birth in April. The father secretly filmed the seizure on a webcam attached to the family computer. It has long been available on the internet but an edited version can only now be published and viewed legitimately. The views of the father and mother of the four children taken into care by Staffordshire social workers can also now be published...
  • Cameron rushed into holding 'quick' Syria vote by Americans, Ken Clarke suggests

    09/05/2013 4:35:56 AM PDT · by don-o · 13 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | Septtember 5, 2013 | Peter Dominiczak
    David Cameron was rushed into holding a “quick” Commons vote on military intervention in Syria by the White House, Cabinet minister Ken Clarke has indicated. Mr Clarke, the Minister Without Portfolio, has disclosed that the Americans “wanted us to make this vote very quickly”. He said that the Government “did not have time” to ensure that it had enough support from MPs to win the vote.
  • [C of E] Vicar 'refuses to baptise' baby of lesbian couple who both want to be registered mother

    09/03/2013 9:53:13 AM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9-4-2013
    Aimi Leggett, 25, and civil partner Victoria, 22, had planned to have one-year-old son Alfie christened at St Mary's Church, Gosport, Hants, in two weeks. However, when both women asked to be listed as the mother in a meeting with Reverend George Gebauer he said the church baptism register would not allow it. He suggested one be registered as the mother while the other be put down as the Godmother instead. He said he had to be sure the child had not been “pinched” as it was “impossible” that Alfie was a child of both the women. Aimi and Victoria...
  • The Labour elite's secret problem -- they can't stand the working class (Liberals same everywhere)

    08/17/2013 8:13:18 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 17, 2013 | Peter Hitchens
    How long does it take for the penny to drop? It is amazing how slow voters have been to see that the two major parties have been stolen from them, and are now their enemies. I spend a lot of time here pointing out that the Tory Party is a now a nest of anti-British, anti-family liberals. But Labour is just as bad. The Labour Party of 1945 was pretty Left-wing. But it was patriotic, Christian and genuinely working-class. It hated cheats and it loathed crime. Several members of the Labour Cabinet of 1948 voted to keep the death penalty....
  • London protesters march in honour of Trayvon Martin

    07/29/2013 2:27:18 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 57 replies
    voice-online.co.uk ^ | Jermaine Haughton
    AN ANTI-RACIST campaign group took to the streets of London last week in tribute to killed American teenager Trayvon Martin. Black Activists Rising Against Cuts (BARAC) brought together up to 250 people from across the UK in anger of the prevalence of institutional racism both at home and abroad for a high-profile march through central London. Marking seven days of protest fuelled by the dismay of George Zimmerman’s acquittal of Martin’s murder, campaigners with banners and placards marched from the US embassy to Downing Street on Saturday afternoon (July 27). BARAC co-chair Lee Jasper explained that Martin’s killing in Florida...
  • Cost of shotgun and firearm licences must rise say police chiefs (UK)

    07/29/2013 2:44:54 PM PDT · by Stoat · 5 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | June 9, 2013 | Ben Farmer
    Fees have not risen for more than a decade and there is a shortfall of £19 million each year for police forces to process certificates. Chief Constable Andy Marsh, the association’s spokesman on firearms licensing, also called on the Treasury to plug the financial hole. Sporting gun users immediately said they feared the move was a backdoor attempt to cut the number of gun owners in the country. A five-year firearms or shotgun certificate currently costs £50, yet police forces estimate they cost around £200 each to process the paperwork and ensure the guns are being stored safely.
  • Live: Royal baby welcomed with full peal of bells at Westminster Abbey

    07/23/2013 7:45:55 AM PDT · by Mercat · 19 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | July 23, 2013 | The Telegraph
    Peal at Westminister to celebrate the new royal baby.
  • Islamic history will now be foisted on all British kids in school

    07/17/2013 3:13:33 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 44 replies
    daily caller ^ | july 16, 2013 | eric owens
    Beginning in 2014, the United Kingdom will require all British schoolchildren to complete a unit on the history of Islam, proudly reports Press TV, Iran’s very own 24-hour English language news organization. British Education Secretary Michael Gove announced the addition of a Muslim-specific component after revisions were made to address an outcry over a prior draft that did not include any references to the monotheistic Abrahamic religion. Muslims were among the most vocal critics. The Muslim Council of Britain, which represents about 500 Islamic institutes across Britain, declared that it was “deeply disappointed.” The revised curriculum is “great,” though, according...
  • UK: Packed Lunches May Be Off The Menu At Schools

    07/12/2013 1:12:04 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies
    Packed Lunches May Be Off The Menu At Schools Millions of pounds are to be given to schools to improve meals as it is recommended that unhealthy packed lunches are banned. 8:28am UK, Friday 12 July 2013 Packed lunches may be banned by some schools as the Government tries to get more children to eat school dinners. The Department for Education is pledging £16.1m to help make the meals they provide more popular. Head teachers will be responsible for improving take up. That could include some schools in England stopping pupils bringing in food from home, cutting the price of...
  • Lee Rigby funeral: Thousands gather to remember

    07/12/2013 1:10:19 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 11 replies
    Daily Mirror ^ | Brian Reade
    Finally we got to remember the man and not the act as the horror of Woolwich was temporarily put to one side. At last, among family, friends, comrades and his extended Greater Manchester clan, the celebration of a special character “who put a smile on everyone’s face” took centre stage. The presence of Prime Minister David Cameron and London Mayor Boris Johnson may have reminded mourners of the city in which Fusilier Lee Rigby was ­horrifically slain and the global impact images of his death had. But this funeral was about saying thank you for the life of a loyal...