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  • Secret Teacher: my school is an echo-chamber for leftwing views

    06/24/2017 2:58:14 PM PDT · by NRx · 5 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 06-24-2017 | Anonymous
    I teach in a mixed comprehensive in a constituency where on 8 June over two-thirds voted Labour, where an overwhelming majority voted Labour in the most recent mayoral vote, and where Labour has been the largest party on the local council for decades. A large majority of staff at our school vote Labour. As a Labour supporter, this thrills me; as a teacher, it makes me question whether my school is doing enough to help our students appreciate other viewpoints. As teachers, we are bound by the 1996 Education Act to present different political beliefs impartially and to not promote...
  • Parliament hit by cyber attack leaving MPs unable to access their emails remotely

    06/24/2017 8:15:25 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 13 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 24 JUNE 2017 • 4:10PM | Ben Riley-Smith, assistant political editor
    Parliament has been hit by a cyber attack that has left MPs unable to access their emails if not in Westminster. MPs were alerted to the hack on Friday night and have reported problems getting into their email accounts on Saturday. The attack comes just days after reports that passwords of ministers were being flogged online after hacking groups managed to gain access. The parliamentary authorities are working with the National Cyber Security Centre to protect the network and ascertain the scale of the damage.
  • London Pride Surrounded by Concrete Road Blocks After ‘Attacks on Our Way of Life’

    06/24/2017 7:34:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 23, 2017 | Liam Deacon
    This year’s Gay Pride celebrations in London will be surrounded by a ring of concrete roadblocks to guard against vehicle attacks as witnessed in the Westminster, Borough Market, and Finsbury Park terror attacks. After a “full security review” following recent attacks, the Metropolitan Police also revealed there will be a higher police presence than on previous years and said people attending would be subjected to extra checks and searches.
  • Wikileaks fights to suppress documentary

    06/23/2017 4:58:34 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies
    fudzilla.com ^ | 23 June 2017 | Nick Farrell
    It has to be positive or we will not allow it The so-called open government, whistleblowing site Wikileaks, is doing its level best to censor a documentary on the outfit because it fails to praise the outfit to the skies and put a positive spin on its leader Julian Assange. The documentary is called Risk and the makers are complaining that the outfit is so obsessed with its image it is prepared to wield legal threats and lawyers in a way that is almost absurdly hypocritical. The documentary makers, Brenda Coughlin, Yoni Golijov And Laura Poitras have told Newsweek that they...
  • Man .... Arrested for Allegedly Saying 'Shame They Don't Hire out Steam Rollers' (Mosque Van Attack)

    06/23/2017 1:22:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Man whose father runs van firm used by Finsbury Park attacker arrested for allegedly saying 'shame they don't hire out steam rollers'A man whose father owns the van used in the Finsbury Park terror attack has been arrested by police on suspicion of stirring up racial hatred. Richard Evans, whose father runs the Pontyclun Van Hire company based in south Wales, was detained after allegedly posting comments on social media celebrating the attack. South Wales Police confirmed they had detained a 37-year-old man after a tweet was posted stating: "shame they don't hire out steam rollers or tanks could have...
  • Hurricane that crash-landed on Dunkirk beach during WW2 takes to the skies again 77 years on (tr)

    06/23/2017 6:39:27 AM PDT · by DFG · 18 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 06/23/2017 | Amie Gordon
    An iconic Second World War fighter aircraft which crash landed as it tried to rescue Allied troops has taken to the skies for the first time in nearly 80 years. The Mk 1 Hawker Hurricane thundered through the skies after taking off at Elmsett in Suffolk following a £2 million restoration project and some 25,000 hours of highly-skilled labour. In May 1940, the Hurricane of 245 Squadron took off from Kent with Pilot Officer Kenneth McGlashan at the controls, before being shot down on a Dunkirk beach. But now the distinctive sound of the P2902 with its Merlin engine is...
  • Brexit: UK offer on EU citizens a good start, says Merkel

    06/22/2017 10:00:29 PM PDT · by granite · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | June 22, 2017 | Chris Morris, BBC News, Brussels
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has described UK plans to ensure the rights of EU citizens in Britain after Brexit as "a good start". However, she said there were "many, many other questions" about Brexit and there was "still a lot to do". The UK proposal was unveiled by Prime Minister Theresa May at an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday. It would grant EU migrants who had lived in the UK for five years a new "UK settled status". That would allow them to stay in the country and access health, education and other benefits. The plan would affect 3.2...
  • Merkel rebuffs UK, saying EU future more important than Brexit

    06/22/2017 8:32:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 22 June 2017 16:04 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that the EU’s future took priority over Brexit talks, in a rebuke to British Prime Minister Theresa May’s plans to bring the negotiations up at a Brussels summit. “For me, the future of the (remaining) 27 member states comes before the exit negotiations with Great Britain,” said Merkel, Europe’s most influential leader, as she arrived for the two-day meeting. “We want to conduct these negotiations in a good spirit,” she nonetheless added. …
  • Teenage Boys Wearing SKIRTS At School To Beat The Heat Wave, And Of Course Twitter Is All For It

    06/22/2017 11:36:59 AM PDT · by drewh · 57 replies
    Elite Daily Newsletter ^ | June 21 2017 | Amanda Fama
    In case you're unaware, we are going through a pretty intense heat wave right now. With temperatures surpassing 90 degrees, going outside and heading to school can be a pretty grueling (and sweaty) process. Heck, unless you're at the beach, being exposed to such high temperatures can be somewhat of a bummer. Luckily, most schools allow teenagers to wear shorts, dresses, and skirts to help them cool off from the summer sun — but other schools have uniform requirements that don't allow as many options. Giphy Embed Giphy Apparently, the Isca academy in Exeter, England has a strict dress code...
  • Brexit: Leave voter realises his fruit farms could collapse without EU migrant workers

    06/22/2017 11:28:39 AM PDT · by johnk · 17 replies
    archive.is ^ | 22 Jun 2017 - 11:30 AM | Jon Sharman
    A Leave-voting business owner has said he regrets the decision because his fruit farms will collapse if he has no access to EU workers after Brexit. ... He said: “I regret my vote in the face of the Government I'm given. “The reason I voted to leave was that I'm in favour of sovereignty. This was about sovereignty for me. “As businessmen we need clarity about our future direction. “If I don't have my 2,500 staff that I need, or I have no certainty of that from 2019 onwards, I don't have a business. It's as simple as that.” A...
  • Muslim Labour MP Calls For Ban On ‘Right Wing Extremist Marches’ After Finsbury Attack

    06/21/2017 4:56:53 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/20/17 | Chris Tomlinson
    Labour MP Rushanara Ali has called for marches by extremist groups be banned – but only singled out right wing demonstrators in her call for legislation. The Labour Member of Parliament for Bethnal Green and Bow made the comments Monday evening during an appearance on Sky News. Ms. Ali referred specifically to the English Defence League and the far right group Britain First saying that demonstrations from both groups should be banned in London. Ali said that the government needed to “redouble their efforts” when it came to tackling extremism. “We have seen over the years many marches here in...
  • Queen's Speech: Hung Parliament means this is a very different beast

    06/20/2017 11:46:20 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 18 replies
    sky.com ^ | 21 June 2017 | Faisal Islam Political Editor
    A Queen's Speech is meant to be an expression of the power of the executive. The moment when the Government, and No 10 in particular, expresses its power through the words of the Monarch to Parliament. This Queen's Speech though is the first in 39 years given on behalf of a minority Government. And that is a very different beast. The power is with Parliament, both the hung House of Commons and the House of Lords which will not now respect the Salisbury Convention. So the speech needs to breathe consensus and avoid controversy.
  • the storm over Welsh-only schools {in the UK}

    06/20/2017 12:53:24 PM PDT · by Cronos · 26 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 20 June 2017 | Louise Tickle and Steven Morris
    "We’ve been told we are anti-Welsh bigots and even fascists,” says Alice Morgan in her soft Welsh accent. The comments she is talking about began when she and other parents raised objections to a plan to turn their primary school in the village of Llangennech into one that teaches only in Welsh. They are worried that some children used to being taught in English won’t cope. Feelings are running high. On one side are those who want to increase the number of Welsh speakers in the country. On the other are campaigners who say the evidence shows this method is...
  • How Neighbors Saw Man Held in London Mosque Attack: ‘Drunk, Cursing and Vile’

    06/20/2017 12:42:40 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 23 replies
    New York Times ^ | 6/20/17 | CEYLAN YEGINSU
    CARDIFF, Wales — He was born in Singapore, but his family moved back to Britain when he was a child. He had family problems and was known by locals as belligerent and aggressive, with a drinking problem. He had Muslim neighbors, who described his behavior as fairly unremarkable, and his children had Muslim friends. No one on the cul-de-sac in Cardiff, Wales, where Darren Osborne, 47, lived could readily explain what he is believed to have done: rented a van, driven it 150 miles to London and plowed into a crowd of Muslims as they finished prayers at the Finsbury...
  • {Polish} Van driver dies in Calais {France} crash caused by refugees' blockade

    06/20/2017 4:31:08 AM PDT · by Cronos · 31 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 20 June 2017 | Kim Willsher
    A van driver has died near Calais after refugees blockaded a motorway with tree trunks, causing a crash in which the vehicle caught fire. The vehicle, reportedly registered in Poland, ignited early on Tuesday morning after ploughing into a lorry that had been forced to stop because of the obstruction. French authorities said it was the first time such a makeshift roadblock had caused the death of a driver since the arrival of large numbers of refugees in the area in 2014. Refugees start to gather in Calais again, months after camp was closed Aid groups say several hundred people,...
  • Europe’s Elites Seem Determined to Commit Suicide by ‘Diversity’

    06/19/2017 8:59:44 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 35 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 18, 2017 | Douglas Murray
    Europe in 2017 is racked with uncertainty—the eurozone crises, the endless challenges of the European Union, national elections that resemble endless rounds of bullet-dodging. Yet even these events are insignificant compared with the deep tectonic shifts beneath the Continent’s politics, shifts that Europeans—and their allies—ignore at our peril. Throughout the migration crisis of recent years I traveled across the Continent, from the reception islands into which migrants arrive to the suburbs in which they end up and the chancelleries which encouraged them to come. For decades Europe had encouraged guest workers, and then their families, to come. As Germany’s Chancellor...
  • Why the Van Attack in London Excites the Media

    06/19/2017 12:12:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 19, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The big news in the media today, it’s hard to pick one thing here that trumps everything else. But I guess if it’s media excitement. And again, this is tough ’cause they’re all excited and breathless over the possibility in their minds it’s just a matter of time before they get rid of Trump. But the van attack in northern London, the media loved this story. You know why they love this story? Are you aware of this story? Okay. You’re not surprised why the media loves this? Well, what happened is a bunch of anti-Muslims grabbed a van...
  • UK: Theresa May vows to stamp out “Islamophobia”

    06/19/2017 10:31:19 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 63 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | JUNE 19, 2017 | ROBERT SPENCER
    A non-Muslim who reportedly declared that he wanted to “kill all Muslims” plowed into a crowd at the notorious jihad terror-tied Finsbury Park Mosque. Any attack on any innocent people is reprehensible and to be condemned, and this one is no different. It does, however, present a tremendous opportunity to the British political and media establishment. They have declared that “far-right extremism” is just as much of a threat as jihad terror, but they haven’t had any “far-right extremism” to validate their narrative aside from an occasion strip of bacon at a mosque — only highlighting how hysterical this narrative...
  • Terror Flags Waved Openly in Streets of London

    06/19/2017 10:19:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 19, 2017 | 4:21 AM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    Fifteen days after London was targeted in a deadly terrorist attack — its second in less than three months — police in the British capital stood by Sunday as flags of the Lebanese terrorist organization Hezbollah were carried openly during a small pro-Palestine march through the city center. Hours after the march, yet another apparent attack occurred near a mosque in north London late Sunday night. One person was killed and eight injured after a van slammed into a crowd of people who had emerged from a prayer service at the mosque. A suspect has been arrested. Earlier, more than...
  • Reports Of Stabbings At Oval Sub Station In Central London With Casulties.. DEVELOPING

    06/19/2017 9:14:01 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 131 replies
    BREAKING: Reports of stabbings at Oval sub station in central London with casulties. DEVELOPING