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  • World has changed, establishment hasn’t woken up

    01/19/2017 8:28:04 AM PST · by Lorianne · 1 replies
    Westmonster ^ | 19 January 2017 | Nigel Farage
    As Donald Trump prepares to swear in as the 45th US President tomorrow, the results of the US elections on November 8th still seem to have left this government flat footed to say the least. It was an extraordinary sight to see Conservatives (and indeed Eurosceptic ones at that) not just being abusive about a potential leader of the free world, but in some cases even calling for Hillary Clinton to win. 2016 was a year of huge surprises for the establishment. A series of events that none of the so-called experts saw coming led us to the triple whammy...
  • Why Donald Trump looks like just the friend Britain needs

    01/18/2017 9:03:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Spectator ^ | January 19, 2017 | Freddy Gray
    As president, Barack Obama was too cool for the special relationship. The romantic bond between the United States and Great Britain, which always makes Churchill fans go all soggy-eyed, left him cold. Obama was more interested in globalism, ‘pivoting’ to Asia and the European Union. Donald J. Trump is a very different creature. The new US President seems to cherish Great Britain, whereas the EU annoys him. Brexit is beautiful, he believes — and the EU is falling apart. Trump may or may not know the name of the British Prime Minister but, as he told Michael Gove this week,...
  • The official Brexit song.

    01/18/2017 2:06:51 PM PST · by Vanders9 · 10 replies
    The People's charter ^ | 01/18/2017 | The People's charter
    After recently witnessing that hideous effort by John Oliver (who IS he anyway?), I bring before you a much more accurate and less scatalogical effort. Enjoy.
  • Theresa May to set out 12-point plan for Brexit as she vows a clean break that does not leave the UK

    01/17/2017 3:17:02 AM PST · by agere_contra · 50 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 16 January 2017 | Peter Dominiczak
    Theresa May will set out a 12-point plan for Brexit as she vows that the UK will not have “partial” membership of the EU “that leaves us half-in, half-out”.
  • The Saudi women afraid to go home

    01/16/2017 12:24:28 PM PST · by george76 · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | January 16, 2017 | Donie O'Sullivan
    Every woman in Saudi Arabia, regardless of age, has a legal male guardian, often a father or brother or son. Guardians have the power to make a range of critical decisions on a woman's behalf. Women need to get their permission to travel abroad, marry and sometimes to work or access health care. ... The guardianship system is "the most significant impediment to realizing women's rights in the country. ... Throughout the summer Saudi women began tweeting, detailing the injustices of the guardianship system -- risking the wrath of their guardians and the government in doing so. They got noticed....
  • UK Refuses to Sign Paris ‘Peace’ Summit Declaration

    01/16/2017 10:19:02 AM PST · by ColdOne · 14 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 1/16/17 | Deborah Danan
    TEL AVIV – In a dramatic development following the Paris peace summit on Sunday, the United Kingdom refused to sign a joint declaration calling for a two-state solution, saying the document may “harden” the Palestinian stance on negotiations. The UK was notably absent from the conference, which convened representatives and foreign ministers from around 70 nations, including Secretary of State John Kerry; it sent only a junior delegation to act solely in an “observer status.” According to the Guardian, this was a deliberate decision in order to “stay close to Donald Trump’s administration.”
  • Donald Trump Promises Post-Brexit Britain a ‘Fair’ Trade Deal

    01/15/2017 6:02:55 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 5 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2017-01-15 | TIM STELLOH
    In his first interview with foreign media, President-elect Donald Trump said he planned to offer a "fair" trade deal to Britain "within weeks" of his inauguration. In a joint interview published Sunday in The Times of London and Germany's Bild, Trump said that he planned to make Britain's departure from the European Union "a great thing" and that he would meet with British Prime Minister Theresa May shortly after he is sworn in Friday. "We're gonna work very hard to get it done quickly and done properly," he told the papers, adding: "I love the UK." The comments come as...
  • [Truth Paragon] BBC: RT (Russian State Broadcaster) Leaked 'Sherlock' Series Finale

    01/15/2017 11:04:50 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 13 replies
    Telegraph Co UK ^ | 01/15/2017 | Patrick Foster and Roland Oliphant
    The BBC is trying to establish whether an episode of Sherlock was deliberately leaked from within the offices of a Russian state broadcaster, after last night’s hotly-anticipated series finale was circulated on the internet ahead of transmission.
  • German paper accuses UK of offshore tax haven threat

    01/15/2017 9:48:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 15 January 2017 21:55 CET+01:00 | AFP/The Local
    Germany’s Welt Am Sonntag newspaper has accused British finance minister Phillip Hammond of threatening to drastically slash corporation tax to turn the UK into an offshore tax haven if it is not given a trade deal. In an interview with Hammond, headlined “British finance minister threatens EU partners”, the paper quotes Hammond saying that Britain could be forced to change its economic model if negotiations went badly. “The British people are not going to lie down and say, ‘too bad’,” he said, when asked if the UK could slash corporation taxes. “If we have no access to the European market,...
  • Donald Trump says UK 'doing great' after Brexit vote

    01/15/2017 7:50:52 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 3 replies
    BBC News ^ | 2017-01-15
    The UK is "doing great" following its vote to leave the EU, US President-elect Donald Trump has said. In his first UK interview, with former justice secretary Michael Gove for the Times, Mr Trump said he thought the UK was "so smart in getting out". Mr Trump promised a quick trade deal between the US and the UK after he takes office in five days' time. He also criticised Nato and German Chancellor Angela Merkel's immigration policies. Mr Trump spoke to the Times and German newspaper Bild ahead of his inauguration on Friday.
  • The British National Health Service Is in Crisis: What Else Is New?

    01/15/2017 1:56:50 PM PST · by rey · 14 replies
    Liberty law Site ^ | 13 Jan 2017 | Theodore Dalrymple
    One of the most curious political phenomena of the western world is the indestructible affection in which the British hold their National Health Service. No argument, no criticism, no evidence can diminish, let alone destroy, it. The only permissible criticism of it is that the government does not spend enough on it, a ‘meanness’ (with other people’s money) to which all the service’s shortcomings are attributable. In effect, the NHS is the national religion. Yet again, however, the NHS is in ‘crisis.’ The British Red Cross has called the present situation an incipient humanitarian crisis, as if the country were...
  • Old white academics are 'unable' to teach black students because they're potentially racist

    01/15/2017 8:00:25 AM PST · by ameribbean expat · 101 replies
    Lecturers who are '60 year old white men' are unable to teach black and minority ethnic (BME) people, students have complained. The students, who are studying at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), said under-representation of black people among the teaching staff, relative to the student body, made students feel 'isolated', unable to engage with their studies and lecturers.
  • Rare Trump whisky sold for £6,000 at auction

    01/13/2017 6:21:56 PM PST · by xp38 · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | January 13 2017 | BBC
    A rare bottle of whisky signed by US president elect Donald Trump has sold for £6,000 at auction in Glasgow. The 26-year-old GlenDronach single malt whisky was bottled in 2012 to mark the opening of Trump International Golf Links in Aberdeenshire. A Canadian bidder paid more than twice the estimated price to secure the bottle at the auction of rare whiskies.
  • UK to stay under EU law in post-Brexit phase, Malta says

    01/12/2017 7:32:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 12 Jan 2017, 17:30 | Eric Maurice
    With the British government still trying to define its Brexit strategy, the Maltese EU presidency has warned that the UK will remain under EU law even after a deal is reached. Speaking to journalists in Valletta on Thursday (12 January), Maltese prime minister Joseph Muscat said that during the transition period between a Brexit deal and a another agreement to establish new relations, “the governing institutions should be the European institutions”. He said that, for instance, Britain would still be under the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) even after it had left the EU. Leaving ECJ jurisdiction...
  • ExMI6 spy ‘who worked with murdered Alexander Litvinenko’ flees his £1.5m home fearing for his life

    01/12/2017 5:56:09 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 77 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | January 12, 2017
    A former British spy has vanished after being named as the author of a ‘dirty’ file smearing Donald Trump and fled his £1.5million mansion in fear telling his neighbour: ‘Look after my cat.’ Ex-MI6 agent Christopher Steele has been named as the author of the salacious Russian dossier containing outlandish claims about Donald Trump’s sex life and bizarre footage allegedly held by the Kremlin’s blackmail unit. The 35-page briefing, which is littered with spelling mistakes, includes an unsubstantiated and far-fetched claim Trump watched prostitutes perform a ‘golden shower (urination) show’ in the Presidential Suite of a Moscow hotel. Mr Trump...
  • Billionaire rivals, political enemies or murky spooks... so who DID commission....

    01/12/2017 7:15:05 AM PST · by RummyChick · 28 replies
    daily mail ^ | 1/12 | robinson
    The individual who commissioned a former British spy to draw up the 'dirty dossier' on Donald Trump is yet to be identified - but fingers have been pointed at his enemies in both the Republican and Democrat parties. Outlandish allegations contained in the discredited document were said to have been compiled from memos by Christopher Steele - a Russia specialist posted to Moscow in the 1990s. The ex-spy, who served MI6 for two decades in the Russian capital, was already respected in US intelligence circles as the man who supplied the FBI with information on corruption at FIFA, international football's...
  • Ex-MI6 officer Christopher Steele in hiding after Trump dossier

    01/12/2017 6:38:19 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 50 replies
    BBC News ^ | 2017-01-12
    An ex-MI6 officer who is believed to have prepared memos claiming Russia has compromising material on US President-elect Donald Trump is now in hiding, the BBC understands. Christopher Steele, who runs a London-based intelligence firm, is believed to have left his home this week. The memos contains unsubstantiated claims that Russian security officials have compromising material on Mr Trump. The US president-elect said the claims were "fake news" and "phoney stuff". Mr Steele has been widely named as the author of a series of memos - which has been published as a dossier in some US media - that contains...
  • Report: Author of dossier against Trump goes into hiding

    01/11/2017 11:24:56 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 66 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/1/17
    A former British intelligence officer said to have prepared the recent dossier containing unverified allegations about President-elect Donald Trump’s activities and connections in Russia, has reportedly gone into hiding. According to a report in The Telegraph, Christopher Steele, the author of the dossier who now heads a private security and investigation firm, is “terrified for his safety” and has fled his home in Surrey, England. A source close to Steele said Wednesday that Steele fears a “prompt and potentially dangerous” reaction from Moscow. .....
  • Abortion Advocates Call for Population Control in the UK, Tell Brits “Stop Having Children”

    01/11/2017 5:40:31 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 29 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | Jan 11, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    Concerned about the impact of rising population numbers, a British environmentalist group is urging United Kingdom residents to have fewer children. Breitbart reports a new report from Population Matters argues that the predicted population growth in the UK in the next 15 years will put a heavy strain on the economy. According to the environmental group, the expected 5.5 million-person surge could cost the UK billions of dollars for roads, infrastructure and more. One of the group’s proposed solutions is to promote abortions. Here’s more from Breitbart: They claim drivers will waste an extra 12 hours a year on average...
  • Ex-spy behind Trump intelligence dossier identified: Christopher Steele

    01/11/2017 1:45:38 PM PST · by rface · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/11/2017 | MARK HENSCH
    A former British intelligence officer who prepared a dossier about President-elect Trump’s ties to Russia has been identified, according to a new report. Christopher Steele created the controversial document about the Russian government’s alleged power over Trump, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. The dossier, which alleges links between Trump's campaign and the Russian government, as well as the existence of compromising Russian-owned material on Trump, created a stir Tuesday. CNN reported that the dossier's contents came up in an intelligence meeting with Trump, and BuzzFeed later published the unverified document — two reports Trump and his staff denounced in...
  • Christopher Steele, Ex-British Intelligence Officer, Said to Have Prepared Dossier on Trump

    01/11/2017 11:37:46 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 66 replies
    A former British intelligence officer now working for a private security-and-investigations firm produced the dossier of unverified allegations about President-elect Donald Trump’s activities and connections in Russia, people familiar with the matter say.
  • Old Labour, New Labour, No Labour (the death throes of the British left)

    01/11/2017 11:03:09 AM PST · by NRx · 4 replies
    NY Times ^ | 01-11-2016 | MATTHEW J. GOODWIN
    LONDON — The British Labour Party is in meltdown. After reviving the center-left in the 1990s, and then dominating British politics until 2010, Labour now faces the gravest challenge in its 116-year history. One of the oldest social-democratic parties in the world is fighting to survive; there is no guarantee it will. Labour’s crisis is a microcosm of the test that confronts social democracy at large. In polling, Labour has fallen to its lowest level in generations. Shortly before Christmas, the party’s support dropped to 24 percent, which if repeated in a national election would mark its lowest share of...
  • Koran Verse Denying Jesus Was Son of God Sung in Scottish Cathedral

    01/11/2017 6:39:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 11, 2017 | Nick Hallett
    A passage from the Koran that denies one of the central tenets of the Christian faith was sung aloud at a cathedral service in Scotland. The passage from Surah 19, which specifically denies that Jesus was the Son of God and says He should not be worshipped, was sung during a Eucharist service at St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Glasgow to mark the feast of the Epiphany.
  • These Reports Allege Trump Has Deep Ties To Russia

    01/10/2017 4:34:18 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 101 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | January 10, 2017 | Ken Bensinger, Miriam Elder, Mark Schoofs
    A dossier making explosive — but unverified — allegations that the Russian government has been “cultivating, supporting and assisting” President-elect Donald Trump for years and gained compromising information about him has been circulating among elected officials, intelligence agents, and journalists for weeks. The dossier, which is a collection of memos written over a period of months, includes specific, unverified, and potentially unverifiable allegations of contact between Trump aides and Russian operatives, and graphic claims of sexual acts documented by the Russians. CNN reported Tuesday that a two-page synopsis of the report was given to President Barack Obama and Trump. Now...
  • Clare Hollingworth dies aged 105: Telegraph correspondent who broke the news of World War II

    01/10/2017 1:04:05 PM PST · by iowamark · 29 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 1/1/0/2017 | Neil Connor, Anna Healy Fenton, James Rothwell, Peter Foster
    Clare Hollingworth, the Daily Telegraph correspondent who broke the news of World War Two, has died in Hong Kong aged 105. The British journalist was hailed for her "scoop of the century" after she spotted German tanks on the Polish border in August 1939... The scoop of Hollingworth's career came to her in late August when she was a 27-year-old fledgling reporter for the Daily Telegraph.She had been a reporter at the newspaper for less than a week. As the border was closed to all but diplomatic vehicles, she borrowed a British consulate official's car to drive into German-occupied territory....
  • UK: Schoolboy put into “deradicalization” program for saying Muslim women shouldn't wear niqab

    01/10/2017 9:58:42 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 8 replies
    Jihad Watch citing Express (UK) article ^ | January 9, 2017 | Robert Spencer
    “He was saying that Muslim women shouldn’t be allowed to wear the niqab and he had his head filled with nonsense that Muslims were trying to take over the country.” The fact that there are some Muslims who are trying to take over the U.K. is obvious: the now-imprisoned Anjem Choudary was quite open about it. Do British authorities really think that now there are no longer any such people in Britain? And there are mainstream voices saying that face veils should be banned in the West, including Angela Merkel. Would British authorities put Merkel into a deradicalization program? Will...
  • UK: Migrant teen who raped five-year-old boy just months after arriving in the country avoids jail

    01/10/2017 9:46:50 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 15 replies
    express (UK) ^ | January 9, 2017 | Jon Rogers
    A MIGRANT rapist will avoid jail after he sexually assaulted a five-year-old boy. The convicted teenager, 15, forced his victim to perform a sex act on him just months after arriving in Britain from Europe. The youth, who cannot be named due to legal reasons, admitted the attack in a Derbyshire Youth Court and received a three year youth rehabilitation order for the attack, which took place on October 30, 2015. However, the decision to hand the teenager a three year sentence was appealed. But the Solicitor General, Tory MP Robert Buckland, will not send the case to the Court...
  • Belfast power-sharing shaken as top Sinn Fein figure resigns

    01/09/2017 11:01:30 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 10, 2017 | SHAWN POGATCHNIK
    DUBLIN — Northern Ireland's power-sharing government was plunged into crisis Monday as its senior Catholic leader quit in a showdown with his Protestant colleague that could trigger a snap election and shatter the bedrock of the region's peace deal.
  • UK: Schoolboy put into “deradicalization” program for saying Muslim women should not wear the Burka

    01/09/2017 5:48:54 PM PST · by Cubs Fan · 25 replies
    A SCHOOLBOY has been put through Britain’s strictest de-radicalisation programme after he expressed his beliefs “Muslim women should not be allowed to wear the burka”. The white schoolboy was dragged in and ordered to spend time with an imam and visit a mosque after he made comments in school about Muslims “trying to take over the country”, according to local reports. Channel is part of the counter-terror Prevent scheme, which aims to curb recruitment by Islamic terrorists and is used in the most serious cases of radicalisation, targeting “individuals at risk of being drawn into violent extremism”. The organisation said...
  • UK's May says inequality drives voters to extremist 'fringe'

    01/09/2017 7:22:43 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 9, 2017 9:01 AM EST
    British Prime Minister Theresa May says mainstream politicians must address the insecurity and inequality spawned by globalization or see voters turn to “fringe” voices on the left and right. May says the “politics of division and despair” is spreading across Europe because centrist politicians have failed to ensure that the benefits of free markets are distributed widely. …
  • Any woman who claims her son's better off without a dad needs her head examined

    01/09/2017 4:52:10 AM PST · by servo1969 · 77 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 1-5-2017 | KAREN GLASER
    Full Title: Any woman who claims her son's better off without a dad needs her head examined: As actress January Jones says she is GLAD her little boy doesn't have a father, a guilt-ridden single mother blasts her comments Chatting to my teenage daughter over a family dinner the other evening, I paused to reprimand my nine-year-old son for slurping his spaghetti and making a terrible mess in the process. 'You can't tell me off,' he spat back. 'I'm the man of the house.' Of course I was cross with Charlie for being so impudent, and told him so in...
  • BBC describes terror attack as 'shooting of truck driver'

    01/09/2017 3:52:36 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/1/17 | David Rosenberg
    The British Broadcasting Corporation’s coverage of Sunday’s terror attack by an Arab truck driver in Jerusalem sparked controversy, after a headline by the news outlet emphasized the shooting of the terrorist and downplayed the attack itself. The headline in question described the terrorist as a “Driver of a lorry”, writing that he was shot after “allegedly ramming pedestrians”. “Driver of lorry shot in Jerusalem after allegedly ramming pedestrians, injuring at least 15, Israeli media report.” Four Israelis were killed in the purposeful attack in which a truck drove onto a promenade filled with Israeli soldiers, reversed slightly and ran them...
  • UK's May vows to seek ambitious EU deal and work with Trump

    01/08/2017 5:40:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 8, 2017 2:26 PM EST | Jill Lawless
    Prime Minister Theresa May said Sunday she will announce details of Britain’s European Union exit plans in the next few weeks, and denied a former diplomat’s claim that the government is “muddled” about Brexit. In her first interview of 2017, May also said Donald Trump had made “unacceptable” comments about women — but stressed she’s had “good” conversations with the U.S. president-elect about the vital trans-Atlantic relationship. May has said for months that she will invoke Article 50 of the EU’s key treaty, triggering two years of EU exit talks, by March 31. But she has refused to reveal details...
  • Boris Johnson has flown to New York for talks with key members of Donald Trump's team

    01/08/2017 2:44:32 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 19 replies
    The Prime Minister and Mr Trump are due to meet in Washington in the spring following the preparatory meetings by her aides over the Christmas period. A date for the meeting is yet to be revealed, but it is expected to come within weeks of Mr Trump's inauguration on January 20. The status of the special relationship between the two long-time allies has faced fierce speculation ever since Mr Trump won the US presidential election. That speculation has been partly fuelled by the president-elect's apparent close relationship with the former Ukip leader Nigel Farage.
  • Israeli Embassy Official Caught on Camera Discussing 'Taking Down' British Lawmakers

    01/08/2017 11:08:12 AM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 21 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 1/8/17
    An official with the Israeli embassy in London was caught on camera discussing "taking down" British lawmakers seen as anti-Israeli, U.K. media reported overnight on Saturday.  The official, Shai Masot, was recorded by an undercover Al-Jazeera reporter apparently discussing his wishes to engineer the downfall of several British Members of Parliament, including Foreign Office Minister Sir Alan Duncan, a supporter of a Palestinian state and outspoken critic of the Israeli settlements. The Guardian reported that the footage was part of a wider project recording conversations with Israeli embassy staff, British politicians and pro-Israel activists, which is set to air in documentaries...
  • Shhh! Six Months After Brexit Vote, UK 'Has World's Top Economy'

    01/07/2017 2:44:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 7, 2017 | 8:46 AM EST | Tom Blumer
    In June, when UK voters decided to leave the European Union in the “Brexit” referendum, the U.S. press told the American people that the UK economy would suffer greatly as a result. Moody’s economist and max Hillary Clinton contributor Mark Zandi predicted that it would be “going down the rabbit hole.” At CBS News, Mellody Hobson said that “they’re acting as if a recession is a foregone conclusion.” It’s one thing to predict a disaster that doesn’t happen. It’s quite another to predict bad news and have things turn out pretty darned well, which is thus far what has occurred....
  • Reagan Invited Thatcher To Join The Top Secret F-117 Program

    01/07/2017 4:51:35 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 23 replies
    The Drive ^ | JANUARY 3, 2017 | TYLER ROGOWAY
    Dubbed “Project Moonblower,” during the height of the F-117 Nighthawk’s secrecy in the mid 1980s, the Reagan administration, and even the Gipper himself, offered an invite to the UK Ministry of Defense to join the highly classified program. In newly unsealed UK National Archives files obtained by The Guardian, Reagan’s offer to his good friend and Prime Minister of the UK Margaret Thatcher was casual as can be, with Reagan penning a diplomatic cable that stated in part: “Dear Margaret, I am delighted to hear that you will be able to see Cap (Caspar Weinberger, the US defence secretary at...
  • John Kerry links Britain to derailing of Obama's plan for intervention in Syria

    01/06/2017 9:44:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | January 5, 2016 | David Smith
    Barack Obama’s plan for military intervention in Syria was abruptly derailed by David Cameron and British members of parliament, US secretary of state John Kerry claimed on Thursday. The American president said he would bomb the Syrian regime if it used chemical weapons but he did not follow through on his promise. The failure to enforce his stated “red line” after President Bashar al-Assad used sarin gas in a Damascus suburb in August 2013 is seen by some as the worst stain on Obama’s legacy.
  • U.K. schools to offer kids sex-change book as transitioning tool

    01/06/2017 8:00:51 AM PST · by kevcol · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 3, 2017 | Douglas Ernst
    The United Kingdom’s Department for Education will allow some primary schools to offer students a booklet on “medical transitioning” called “Can I Tell You About Gender Diversity?” LGBT activist CJ Atkinson’s latest book in a the “Can I Tell You About…?” series by Jessica Kingsley Publishers will be offered to students in late January, but the decision has already ignited protests from government officials and religious leaders. The material will be read by children as young as seven years old. . . . “Can I Tell You About Gender Diversity?” includes information on hormone blockers, gender dysphoria, and the use...
  • In Break With Precedent, Obama Envoys Are Denied Extensions Past Inauguration Day

    01/05/2017 9:21:50 PM PST · by upchuck · 108 replies
    NY Times ^ | Jan 5, 2017 | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS
    President-elect Donald J. Trump’s transition staff has issued a blanket edict requiring politically appointed ambassadors to leave their overseas posts by Inauguration Day, according to several American diplomats familiar with the plan, breaking with decades of precedent by declining to provide even the briefest of grace periods. The mandate — issued “without exceptions,” according to a terse State Department cable sent on Dec. 23, diplomats who saw it said — threatens to leave the United States without Senate-confirmed envoys for months in critical nations like Germany, Canada and Britain. In the past, administrations of both parties have often granted extensions...
  • Brexit Leader Farage To Attend Trump Inauguration

    01/05/2017 3:55:09 PM PST · by drewh · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/05/17 08:59 EST | BY REBECCA SAVRANSK
    ritish politician Nigel Farage, who campaigned for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, will attend President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration this month, Reuters reported Thursday. Farage, the former leader of the U.K. Independent Party and a vocal Trump backer, will be a guest of Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R). "The governor of Mississippi has invited me and I'm there for a few days and it's going to be a great, historic event," Farage told Sky News. "In America they've had a political revolution and it's complete; the problem in Britain is our revolution is not complete because the same...
  • Theresa May sets date to meet Donald Trump - but she's already sent close aides to build bridges

    01/05/2017 1:49:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Mirror ^ | January 5, 2017 | Mikey Smith
    The Prime Minister sent her two top staff on a secret mission to repair any damage done to the special relationship by the frosty exchanges after Trump's election Theresa May will visit Donald Trump in the spring - and has already sent her closest aides to the US to build bridges with his team. The Prime Minister ’s joint chiefs of staff were dispatched on a secret mission to the States in December to repair any damage caused by the frosty start to their relationship. Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill reportedly travelled to the US for meetings in New York...
  • So what's the big idea, European Union?

    01/05/2017 10:22:12 AM PST · by Lorianne
    Guardian UK ^ | 05 January 2017 | Jennifer Rankin
    The EU once thought big, introducing the euro and open borders, but now it’s the populists who are grabbing all the headlines ___ A few weeks ago, a significant anniversary in Maastricht slipped by almost unnoticed: 25 years ago, the historic treaty that ushered in the euro was drafted. But there was no fanfare, no commemoration in the European parliament, no mention at all by the commission. There was just a rather lacklustre speech by the EU president, Jean-Claude Juncker, in which he lamented that people were not sufficiently proud of what had been achieved on 9 December 1991. This...
  • Anti-Semitic British Labour councillor reinstated

    01/04/2017 10:04:37 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/1/17 | Elad Benari
    A councillor from Britain’s Labour party who was suspended after being accused of sharing blood libels online and for saying Israeli Jews should “relocate” to America has been readmitted to the party, the British Jewish News reported on Wednesday. The councillor, Ilyas Aziz from Nottingham, tweeted on December 31, “Can resume my Labour Party activities now that my suspension lifted. Thanks to all who stood by me in difficult times.” Aziz, a supporter of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, implied in a Facebook post in 2014 that Israelis should “stop drinking Gaza’s blood,” which he allegedly retweeted from a Muslim youth...
  • Population Britain Will Outstrip France by 2050 Because Of... Migrants

    01/04/2017 3:36:38 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 3 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04-01-2017 | Michael van der Galien
    If those migrants were all adjusting well to live in Great Britain and embracing British culture, this would not be a problem: Britain is set to become the most populous European country by 2050 because of migrant numbers, official figures have revealed. Eurostat, the European Union’s statistical office, predicted the British population to increase by at least 13million – from 64.6 million in 2015 to 77.1 million in 2050. Those numbers collapse completely if migrants aren't included, which would cause another set of problems. For instance, the welfare state would become unaffordable. Having said that, it's not necessarily true that...
  • New Italian PM Orders Mass Deportations of Migrants, Detention Centers Included

    01/03/2017 12:57:38 PM PST · by george76 · 29 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jan 03, 2017 | Justin Holcomb
    The newly appointed prime minister of Italy is calling for massive changes in the country's immigration policy for 2017. Paolo Gentiloni is expected to call for a full reversal on his predecessor's policies which allowed hundreds of thousands of migrants enter Europe through Italy. A two-page instructional document has been sent to police stations throughout Italy ordering officers to increase efforts to deport migrants. The document says the change is important to battle “a growing migratory pressure and an international context marked by instability and threats”. ... Italy will open 16 detention centers for migrants while they are being arranged...
  • UK grocer cuts women's razor cost to match men's

    01/03/2017 4:31:20 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 62 replies
    WSET-TV ^ | 1/2/16 | Elizabeth Tyree
    Britain's biggest supermarket chain is cutting the cost of its female razors to match the same product sold to men. Tesco said it had come under pressure from British lawmaker Paula Sherriff after it was found to charge twice as much for pink disposable twin-blade razors as blue ones. The products are identical excepts for color and price. Tesco had defended the pricing by arguing that it sells many more men's razors, making it easier to keep prices low.
  • Sky Data poll: Britain more racist and less happy

    01/03/2017 1:37:54 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 22 replies
    news.sky.com ^ | January 03, 2017 | Harry Carr
    The events of 2016 have left Britain a nation divided, a Sky Data poll suggests. Whether on community relations, the economy or politics, Britons say they feel less united as a country - and do not expect things to get any better in 2017.
  • Donald Trump makes top Republican fear environmental future

    01/02/2017 7:48:17 PM PST · by Innovative · 98 replies
    BBC News ^ | Jan. 2, 2017 | Roger Harrabin
    A leading US Republican says she fears for the future of her seven grandchildren with Donald Trump in the White House. Christine Todd Whitman, head of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under George W Bush, accused Mr Trump of ignoring compelling science. And she warned that his threat to scrap climate protection policies puts the world's future at risk. Trump supporters say rules on climate and energy are stifling business. But Ms Todd Whitman says the US must find ways of promoting business without unduly harming the planet.
  • Hannity to interview WikiLeaks founder (Tuesday)

    01/02/2017 1:39:35 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 2, 2017 | By Jennifer Calfas
    Fox News host Sean Hannity will conduct a sit-down interview with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange this week, according to multiple reports. The interview will take place in the Ecuadorian embassy in London where Assange lives and it will air Tuesday, the network announced in a reported statement. Hannity and Assange will discuss Russian interference in the 2016 election, President-elect Donald Trump’s incoming administration and President Obama’s years in the White House. . .