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  • Rape trial falls apart after accuser’s 40,000 texts are revealed

    12/16/2017 4:46:11 PM PST · by Mr.Unique · 97 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 16, 2017 | Victoria Craw
    A student has described going through “mental torture” after a rape case against him was thrown out in court because police had failed to hand over more than 40,000 messages from his accuser. Liam Allan, 22, faced up to ten years in jail charged with six counts of rape and six counts of sexual assault against a young woman over a 14-month period that began when he was 19. The criminology student at Greenwich University had spent nearly two years on bail and three days in Croydon Crown Court when the trial was stopped in a dramatic fashion after it...
  • University compared to HITLER for snow tweet wishing for a ‘white campus’

    12/14/2017 5:42:57 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 23 replies
    The Sun ^ | December 14, 2017 | Gemma Mullin
    A TOP university was compared to HITLER on social media after posting a tweet asking students if they were “dreaming of a white campus”. University College London was forced to apologise for referencing Bing Crosby's White Christmas while informing students they would remain open amid snowfall. @LFizzia Replying to @ucl You know who else dreamt of a white campus? Hitler, that’s who. Disgusting This Twitter user compared a university to HITLER after it tweeted asking students if they were 'dreaming of a white campus' ahead of the forecast snowfall Outraged social media users mocked the tweet, branding uni bosses "a...
  • Man Spots Himself in the Background of His Fiancée’s Childhood Family Photo

    12/12/2017 12:04:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Metro (U.K.) ^ | 11 Dec 2017 | Miranda Larbi
    If you ever needed proof that fate is real and that some relationships are just meant to be, hold onto your cynical hats. Let’s rewind back 10 years. Verona Koliqi, who now lives in London but is originally from Kosovo, was visiting a beach in Montenegro with her family. They look the classic family holiday pictures and probably thought no more about them. Until Verona, a decade later, was examining one of the photos from the beach trip with her fiancé Mirand and noticed that the little boy floating on a lilo in the sea behind the Koliqi family. ‘He...
  • Labour ex-mayor: Hitler killed 6 million 'Zionists'

    04/02/2016 3:06:14 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/4/16 | David Rosenberg
    Just days after the UK Labour Party suspended one of its members who claimed Israel had created ISIS and was responsible for the attacks in Brussels, a former mayor quit the party over an investigation into allegations of anti-Semitism. Khadim Hussain, who had previously served as the Mayor of Bradford, was suspended by the Labour Party on March 23rd, pending the outcome of an investigation into a series of Facebook posts. On Friday Hussain quit the party, calling the investigation unfair and groundless. "I wrote to the Labour March on 24 March, outlining my position in response to the unfounded...
  • Britain furious, Trump unapologetic as fallout swells from anti-Muslim videos

    12/01/2017 7:30:14 AM PST · by Mariner · 103 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 1st, 2017 | By Karla Adam and William Booth
    LONDON — The British revolt against President Trump swelled Thursday with Parliament members openly deriding him and Britain’s prime minister standing by her denunciations of Trump’s retweets of a fringe group’s anti-Muslim videos. Prime Minister Theresa May blasted Trump for crossing a line by posting the inflammatory videos on his Twitter page Wednesday — and then warning May to essentially mind her own business and focus on Islamist terrorism instead of him. But officials were careful to note that ties with the United States are stronger than the current flare-up with the White House. “It’s increasingly clear that any official...
  • She’s Blown It! POTUS Cancels UK Visit After PM May Grovels to EU, Whines Over Trump Tweets

    12/01/2017 5:50:03 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/01/17 | Jack Montgomery
    A planned “working visit” to the United Kingdom by U.S. President Donald Trump has been cancelled following Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision to publicly upbraid him over Twitter retweets. The prime minister said the president was “wrong” to share videos purporting to show Muslims committing acts of violence while on a visit to the Middle East, where she is attempting to curry favour with local dictators. President Trump did not hesitate to rebuke the British politician, telling her: “Don’t focus on me, focus on the destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom. We are doing...
  • US should do more to tackle far-Right extremism, Theresa May suggests

    11/30/2017 6:14:43 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 107 replies ^ | 11/30/2017 | By Kate McCann, Senior Political Correspondent
    The US should do more to tackle far-Right extremism, Theresa May has suggested as she issued a stinging rebuke to President Donald Trump over his decision to retweet anti-Muslim propaganda. Speaking in Jordan the Prime Minister said none of her Cabinet ministers would ever repeat messages posted by Britain First, just days after the President did.
  • Trump hits out at UK PM Theresa May after far-right video tweets

    11/30/2017 2:13:08 AM PST · by Spiridon · 107 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11/30/2017 | BBC
    Donald Trump has told Prime Minister Theresa May to focus on "terrorism" in the UK after she criticized his sharing of far-right videos. "Don't focus on me. focus on the destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom," Mr. Trump tweeted. The US president had earlier retweeted three inflammatory videos posted online by a British far-right group. Mrs. May's spokesman said it was "wrong for the president to have done this"...........
  • 'Don't focus on me, focus on the Radical Islamic Terrorism (tr)

    11/30/2017 12:50:19 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 5 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 30, 2017 | Wills Robinson
    Donald Trump has fired back at Theresa May by saying she should concentrate on 'Radical Islamic Terrorism taking place in the UK' and not his Twitter activity. The British Prime Minister slammed the president on Wednesday after he retweeted anti-Muslim videos posted by the leader of the far-right group, Britain First. The first clip he shared depicted a 'Muslim migrant' beating up a 'Dutch boy on crutches'. But Trump overlooked her criticism, and hinted that she should be focusing on potential security threats and radicalization and her doorstep instead. He wrote: 'Theresa @theresamay, don’t focus on me, focus on the...
  • Theresa May condemns Donald Trump for retweeting anti-Muslim hate videos from the British far-right

    11/29/2017 10:14:47 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 74 replies ^ | November 29, 2017 | Kieran Corcoran, Adam Bienkov
    LONDON — Theresa May has condemned U.S. President Donald Trump for retweeting Islamophobic videos about Muslims posted by a leader of the British far-right. A spokesman for the prime minister said that it was "wrong" for Trump to have broadcast the footage to his 46 million Twitter followers this morning. May's spokesman told a press briefing attended by Business Insider: "Britain first seeks to divide communities through their use of hateful narratives which peddle lies and stoke tensions. They cause anxiety to law abiding people. "British people overwhelmingly reject the prejudice of the far-right, which it is the antithesis of...
  • Donald Trump retweets far-right group's videos

    11/29/2017 5:57:35 AM PST · by Spiridon · 31 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11/29/2017 | BBC
    Donald Trump has retweeted three inflammatory videos from a British far-right group. The first tweet from Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of Britain First, claims to show a Muslim migrant attacking a man on crutches. This was followed by two more videos of people Ms. Fransen claims to be Muslim. Britain First was founded in 2011 by former members of the far-right British National Party. The group has grabbed attention on social media with controversial posts about what they deem "the Islamification of the UK"........
  • 'He is not welcome here': MPs demand Donald Trump is BARRED from visiting the UK (tr)

    11/29/2017 5:51:48 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Nov 29, 2017 | JAMES TAPSFIELD
    Ministers face demands to cancel Donald Trump's State Visit today after the US president retweeted videos posted by a far-right UK group. MPs insisted Mr Trump was 'not welcome here' in the wake of the Twitter posts, while the widow of murdered politician Jo Cox accused him of 'spreading hatred'. The furious backlash came after Mr Trump retweeted content posted by Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of Britain First, which campaigns against the spread of Islam. Mrs Cox was stabbed and shot outside her constituency offer by a man who shouted 'Britain First'. The first video purportedly shows a 'Muslim...
  • Schools teach Islamic history… but ignore 1066 and all that (UK)

    11/26/2017 9:15:37 AM PST · by Simon Green · 12 replies
    Sunday Express ^ | 02/29/16 | Camilla Tominey
    HISTORY teachers are being told pupils need not study British kings and queens, but must learn about early Islamic civilisation, Mayan culture or of Benin in west Africa. The Campaign for real education claims the new national curriculum for history makes the teaching of landmark events and personalities in British history “non-statutory”. This means key moments such as the reign of Elizabeth I and the Battle of Waterloo do not have to be taught. However, teaching about some foreign civilisations, including Ancient Greece, is compulsory. CRE chairman Chris McGovern said: “No landmark event in British history has to be taught....
  • Trump More Popular Than ‘Establishment’ Euro Leaders Merkel and Macron

    11/21/2017 11:25:05 AM PST · by davikkm · 4 replies
    breitbart ^ | VIRGINIA HALE
    While mainstream media in the West mocks Donald Trump for his poll ratings, the U.S. president enjoys greater support than do three of Europe’s most prominent leaders, according to a new analysis. Recent polls which showed the U.S. leader’s approval ratings hovering in the low to mid-40s were reported by a gloating media underneath headlines such as ‘Trump Only Sees Polls That Make Him Feel Good, and There Aren’t Many’, and ‘Americans Think Trump Is Really Bad at Being President’. But, according to Zogby Analytics, the leaders of France, Germany, and Britain — all of whom are far less maligned...
  • London’s Former Mayor in Hot Water Again for Anti-Semitism (Red Ken)

    05/09/2014 12:32:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    INN ^ | 5/8/2014, 12:49 PM | Ari Soffer
    London’s former mayor Ken Livingstone has once again hit headlines for peddling anti-Semitic stereotypes, after he claimed that Jews tend to vote for the right-wing Conservative party because they are wealthy. […] “If we were talking 50 years ago, the Roman Catholic community, the Irish community in Britain, the Jewish community was solidly Labour. Still the Irish Catholic community is pretty still solidly Labour because it is not terribly rich,” he said, but continued: “As the Jewish community got richer, it moved over to voting for Mrs. Thatcher as they did in Finchley.” […] Livingstone, who earned the nickname “Red...
  • Fear In London As Acid Attacks Soar

    12/02/2017 2:27:29 PM PST · by blam · 81 replies
    Yahoo/AFP News ^ | 12-2-2017 | Rosie SCAMMELL
    London (AFP) - Delivery rider Jabed Hussain was waiting at a traffic light one night in east London when two attackers sprayed acid in his face and stole his moped. It was one of hundreds of attacks in the British capital every year that have prompted government intervention and left the city's police force asking the public for help to tackle the crime wave. Hussain recalled feeling "burning on my face" during the robbery in Hackney. "If they want to take my bike, there are a lot of weapons... why (have) they got to choose the weapon of acid?" he...
  • London Anti-Trump Protest Draws Dozens Of Supporters

    12/01/2017 7:07:03 PM PST · by blam · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12-1-2017 | Oliver JJ Lane
    Despite total saturation of the UK news cycle, the mainstream media’s “hysterical overdrive” failed Friday to motivate more than a handful of anti-Trump protesters at an organised event outside the U.S. embassy in London. As the nearby shopping streets of Oxford circus surged with pre-Christmas customers Friday night a small band of activists from Stand Up To Racism gathered outside the United States’ Grosvenor Square embassy to wave placards and chant slogans such as “No racist Trump — no state visit” and “Donald Trump stay away — racist, sexist, anti-gay”. The Twitter account of President Donald Trump has been treated...
  • Donald Trump’s 'working visit' to UK dropped as tensions with Theresa May grow

    12/01/2017 7:23:25 AM PST · by x1stcav · 23 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/1/17 | Ben Riley-Smith, in Washington Kate McCann, in Jordan
    US diplomats have dropped plans for Donald Trump to conduct a visit to Britain in January amid a war of words between the two countries’ leaders. Mr Trump, the US president, had been pencilled in for a ‘working visit’ in the first month of 2018 to formally open America’s new London embassy.
  • London Mayor: Cancel Trump's visit

    11/30/2017 8:00:14 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    INN ^ | 12/01/17 05:10 | Ben Ariel
    London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Thursday urged the British government to cancel any official state visit by U.S. President Donald Trump, after Trump retweeted a series of videos posted by the leader of an extremist British political group. The videos, which sought to portray Muslims as violent and dangerous, were originally posted to Twitter by Jayda Fransen, deputy leader of the Britain First group which demands that Muslims be removed from Britain. In a statement on Thursday quoted by Politico, Khan accused Trump of promoting a “vile, extremist group that exists solely to sow division and hatred.” “After this latest...
  • Family of 18-Year-Old Stab Victim Jason Isaacs: Knife Crime Is 'Out of Control' in London

    11/24/2017 7:52:16 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 56 replies
    Evening Standard ^ | 11/23 | Ella Wills
    The family of an 18-year-old apprentice carpenter stabbed to death in an apparently unprovoked attack in north London have said knife crime is "out of control" in the capital. Jason Isaacs was on a night out with friends in Northolt on Saturday when they were targeted by balaclava-clad attackers on mopeds in a "pre-planned attack". The group fled for their lives, but the teenager became separated before being stabbed multiple times with a large knife. Critically injured, Mr Isaacs was rushed to hospital where he died on Tuesday. There have been a total of 18 fatal stabbings involving teenagers in...