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  • New Poll: More British Muslims Blame Jews for 9/11 Terror Attacks Than Al-Qaeda

    12/02/2016 7:18:24 PM PST · by ErikJohnsky · 11 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 12/2 | Barney Breen-Portnoy
    Only 4% of British Muslims believe Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda terrorist group was responsible for the 9/11 attacks, a new poll published on Friday found. According to the poll results — which were based on a survey of 3,000 British Muslims conducted by ICM for the Policy Exchange think tank — 31% of respondents said the US government was behind the devastating September 2001 terrorist attacks — in which nearly 3,000 people were killed in New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia — while 7% pointed a finger of blame at Jews. A majority — 52% — said they did not know...
  • Bad news for farmers, good news for children: Brussels sprouts crop faces Christmas ruin [UK]

    12/02/2016 5:00:10 PM PST · by Lorianne · 42 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 30 November 2016 | Leon Watson
    For some, it threatens to ruin Christmas; for others, perhaps of younger generations, it is the promise of joyous relief. Brussels sprouts could be off the menu this year as the crop could be ruined by a plague of immigrant moths invading the UK. Supplies of the vegetable are already running low after several farmers' festive crops were decimated by armies of the cabbage-loving diamondback insects. And now there are fears the insect – also known as a cabbage moth – could wipe the traditional trimming off the festive menu for families across the UK. The invasion is said to...
  • Pedophilia And Politics: The Dark Truth

    12/01/2016 12:44:33 PM PST · by PingPongChampion · 38 replies
    Poletical ^ | December 1st, 2016 | T. Carter
    Much has been made about pedophilia and child trafficking rings lately. Most of it has been difficult to prove and many internet sleuths on Reddit and Twitter have crossed the line that separates libel from truth, but that doesn't mean that pedophilia and politics haven't gone hand-in-hand before. Disturbing investigations around the world have linked high ranking officials, politicians and aristocrats to pedophilia, child pornography and trafficking rings in the past. In the 1980s, a member of the British parliament named Geoffrey Dickens claimed that pedophilia and child trafficking were rampant within the corridors of power in the UK. His...
  • Thick toxic smog clouds engulf London and Paris health bosses issue pollution warnings to millions

    12/01/2016 12:27:14 PM PST · by John W · 21 replies
    mirror.co.uk ^ | December 1, 2016 | Neil Lancefield
    A toxic smog cloud has engulfed London and Paris amid warnings of high pollution levels in the two capitals effecting millions of people. Mayor of London Sadiq Khan issued warnings for the first time at bus stops, Tube stations and roadsides in the capital because of what he described as "high pollution levels". Meanwhile in Paris, a potentially more dangerous smog cloud has engulfed the city for two days. Health bosses in the two cities have said that anyone experiencing discomfort such as sore eyes, a cough or sore throat are advised to consider reducing their activity, particularly outdoors.
  • For Secretary of State: John Bolton

    11/30/2016 10:04:31 PM PST · by george76 · 64 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Dec 01, 2016 | Cal Thomas
    How about someone with experience as a diplomat, including within the State Department and as a former U.N. ambassador? John Bolton, now a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and a regular commentator on cable news, does not engage in wishful thinking, or project American morals on those who don't share them in the vain hope they might be contagious. Here is Bolton on the threat of radical Islamic terrorism: "When you have a regime that would be happier in the afterlife than in this life, this is not a regime that is subject to classic theories of deterrence."...
  • One in three babies born in UK last year had foreign parent

    12/01/2016 4:52:06 AM PST · by Petrosius · 17 replies
    The Sun (UK) ^ | November 30, 2016 | Steve Hawkes
    The figures showed nine in ten London newborns had at least one parent from overseas A RECORD one third of all babies born in the country last year had at least one foreign-born parent – as sky-high immigration fuels a population boom. Staggering figures revealed that in some parts of London nearly 9 in 10 newborns had a Mum or Dad from overseas. In the borough of Newham, 5,378 or 86 per cent of kids had at least one foreign born parent in 2015. The total of 33 per cent for England and Wales compares with just 21 per cent...
  • BREAKING: Four London tube stations closed due to 'emergency'

    11/30/2016 11:52:40 AM PST · by UKrepublican · 58 replies
    The four busy rush hour stations were shutdown this evening as people were evacuated from King's Cross and Euston Square. Emergency alarms sounded throughout the two London Underground stations with automated announcements informing people to get out. Large crowds gathered outside the station and commuters queued in the cold on streets of London. Passengers are understood to have been evacuated due to "overcrowding" and stations have remained closed due to "crowd control".
  • Obama to Send More Senior Reps to Castro Funeral than to Thatcher’s

    11/30/2016 8:52:06 AM PST · by detective · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Nov 2016 | Nick Hallett
    U.S. President Barack Obama is to send a more senior representative to the funeral of Communist dictator Fidel Castro than he did to the funeral of Margaret Thatcher. Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes will attend the funeral of the anti-American firebrand along with Jeff DeLaurentis, the country’s top diplomat in Cuba, as an “unofficial delegation”. By contrast, President Obama was accused of “snubbing” the funeral of Baroness Thatcher in 2013, sending two aging former Secretaries of State to lead a delegation that included no representatives from the incumbent administration.
  • The U.K.'s new plastic money has a surprise ingredient: Animal fat

    11/29/2016 6:00:04 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 28 replies
    The Bank of England admitted Monday that traces of tallow, derived from animal fat, can be found in the new British £5 notes that went into circulation in September. The news prompted an immediate outcry from vegetarians and vegans, some of whom called on the central bank to stop using animal products in its currency.
  • Thomas Mair: Extremist loner who targeted Jo Cox

    11/29/2016 3:57:10 AM PST · by Winniesboy · 6 replies
    BBC News ^ | November 23rd 2016 | Dominic Casciani
    'Through his own words, the very few he has uttered, Thomas Mair has made clear his murder of the MP Jo Cox was politically motivated, the very definition of an act of terrorism'... Richard Whittam QC, prosecuting, told the Old Bailey jury that on 16 June the two extremes of humanity - Mair's hatred and the goodness of Mrs Cox and those who rushed, in vain, to help her - had come face to face... In the days before Mrs Cox's murder, Mair would visit his local library and use the internet to work out how he was going to...
  • Britain to be left with fewer tanks than Serbia as existing war machines are replaced by Ajax (tr)

    11/27/2016 7:49:52 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    MAILONLINE ^ | 28 November 2016 | JESSICA DUNCAN
    The Army are planning to cut its number of front line tanks by up to a third, leaving Britain with fewer than Serbia, Russia and only a few more than Switzerland. As MailOnline reported earlier this month hundreds of Ajax mini-tanks are due to be supplied to the Army next year with the full order of 600 delivered to the Ministry of Defence by 2024 costing around £3.5billion. The Ajax armoured vehicles will travel at speeds of up to 40mph and have been touted as the first ever fully digital armoured fighting vehicle in UK military history. All you need...
  • Nigel Farage: I fear for my life – Ukip leader fears violent attacks every day

    11/26/2016 6:00:21 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 26 replies
    NIGEL Farage says he cannot leave his house without security after Brexit and Donald Trump’s US presidential election victory. The interim Ukip leader has received death threats and just last week was confronted during a night out. The revelation came as the 52-year-old Brexiteer refused to rule out backing fascist National Front leader Marine Le Pen for the French presidency. In his most explosive interview to date, the controversial MEP said he was “on the fence” over whether far-Right Eurosceptic Le Pen’s election was a price worth paying to bring down the EU, saying: “If she wins, it’s over.” Revealing...
  • Half of asylum seekers complain UK housing funded by YOU is 'completely inadequate'

    11/26/2016 8:35:27 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The Express ^ | November 26, 2016 | Jon Austin
    EXCLUSIVE: FIFTY percent of asylum seekers surveyed about the quality of housing they have been provided, which is paid for by the taxpayer, have branded it as "completely inadequate", it has emerged. Refugees housed across Birmingham and the West Midlands were quizzed about the standard of accommodation they were provided and a further 17 per cent described it as just "mediocre". The properties were provided by G4S, one of three companies hired by the Home Office to provide asylum seeker accommodation up and down the country. Just 11 percent of people asked said the housing was excellent, eight percent described...
  • The Left’s Appalling Whitewashing of Castro’s Legacy

    11/26/2016 4:35:37 PM PST · by HokieMom · 54 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | Nov 26 2016 | Mike Gonzalez
    You will hear some people today excuse Fidel Castro’s crimes by begging that he accomplished social goals. Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn have already beclowned themselves on that front. They were merely the first. Our own President Barack Obama opted for washing his hands, choosing to neither praise Castro after his death Friday, nor to condemn the tragedy his communist dictatorship has inflicted on the Cuban people for 57 years. “History will record and judge the enormous impact of this singular figure on the people and world around him,” said Obama playing Pilate. No...
  • Sweeping UK spy bill dubbed 'snoopers' charter' becomes law

    11/26/2016 6:50:23 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 26, 2016 8:06 AM EST | Jill Lawless
    In Britain, Big Brother just got bigger. After months of wrangling, Parliament has passed a contentious new snooping law that gives authorities — from police and spies to food regulators, fire officials and tax inspectors — powers to look at the internet browsing records of everyone in the country. The law requires telecoms companies to keep records of all users’ web activity for a year, creating databases of personal information that the firms worry could be vulnerable to leaks and hackers. Civil liberties groups say the law establishes mass surveillance of British citizens, following innocent internet users from the office...
  • Prosecutors say British housing benefits funded terrorism

    11/26/2016 6:46:50 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 25, 2016 12:35 PM EST
    Prosecutors say two British men accused of providing cash to a key figure in the mass terror attacks in Brussels and Paris used a bank account that included government money from excess housing benefits. The information was revealed Friday in a court hearing for Zakaria Boufassil and Mohammed Ali Ahmed, two men from England accused of providing money to Mohamed Abrini, who has been charged in the terror attacks in Brussels on March 22 and in Paris on Nov. 13, 2015. …
  • Muslims used their UK welfare payments to fund Paris and Brussels jihad massacres

    11/26/2016 5:46:04 AM PST · by detective · 16 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | November 25, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    Islamic law, non-Muslims have the duty to provide for the upkeep of Muslims. British jihadist Anjem Choudary said in February 2013: “We are on Jihad Seekers Allowance, We take the Jizya (protection money paid to Muslims by non-Muslims) which is ours anyway. The normal situation is to take money from the Kafir (non-Muslim), isn’t it? So this is normal situation. They give us the money. You work, give us the money. Allah Akbar, we take the money. Hopefully there is no one from the DSS (Department of Social Security) listening. Ah, but you see people will say you are not...
  • UK Firms Show No Brexit Hit in Third Quarter as Investment Grows

    11/26/2016 1:02:37 AM PST · by GonzoII · 3 replies
    Reuters/Breitbart ^ | 25 Nov 2016 | Breitbart London
    (Reuters) – British companies brushed off the uncertainty over Brexit in the three months after June’s referendum and increased their investment, helping to drive solid growth in the economy, official data showed on Friday.
  • The 48 organisations that can see your entire online browsing history, even if you delete it

    11/25/2016 11:26:05 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 13 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 25 November 2016 | Abigail Beall
    The police, NHS and the tax man will now be able to hack into your phones and check your browsing history after the Snoopers' Charter was passed by Parliament last week.
  • Donald Trump and Nigel Farage Duet – “Just The Two of Us”… (Hilarious video)

    11/25/2016 7:34:16 PM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 27 replies
    conservativetreehouse (Treepers) ^ | November 24, 2016 | sundance
  • Vladimir Putin Just Ordered 3,000 New Tanks - SIX TIMES What Britain Has In TOTAL

    11/25/2016 8:12:24 AM PST · by Fennie · 35 replies
    Daily Star ^ | November 25, 2016 | By Henry Holloway
    Russia is preparing to upgrade the out of service Soviet-era T-80 battle tanks to beef up its armed forces. Up to 3,000 of the decommissioned war machines will be given an up-to-date overhaul and rolled out across the Putin's military. This new cohort of armoured vehicles dwarfs alone Britain's arsenal of tanks six-fold. Russia already has 15,000 tanks in service - the most in the world - while Britain has just over 400. The "overhaul and modernisation" of the vehicles will begin next year as Putin continues to boost the military of his resurgent Russia. Around 550 T-80s are still...
  • Jason Dunford and Chris Unsworth break silence as English football's child sex abuse crisis deepens

    11/25/2016 7:13:11 AM PST · by markomalley · 7 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/25/16 | Ben Rumsby
    English football’s child sexual abuse scandal intensified after two more victims agreed to break their silence, and a former Newcastle United player told police he had been molested by a paedophile coach. Another two ex-Crewe Alexandra youngsters, Jason Dunford and Chris Unsworth, agreed to join Andy Woodward and Steve Walters on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme to publicly accuse the man branded “football’s Jimmy Savile”, Barry Bennell, of having abused them. Unsworth, who was abused from nine years old, said that he had been raped "between 50 and 100 times".
  • EU gets tough: Bloc tells UK Brexit is lose-lose situation

    11/25/2016 7:04:02 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 25, 2016 8:18 AM EST | Jill Lawless
    Since Britain voted to leave the European Union, U.K. officials have had one message: Brexit means Brexit. Now they have EU leaders’ reply: And it’s going to hurt. The prime minister of Malta, whose country is about to assume the EU presidency, is the latest leader to dash Britain’s hopes of an easy divorce, signaling that the 27 other nations will drive a hard bargain. Joseph Muscat told the BBC that “there will not be a situation when the U.K. has a better deal than it has today.” “In the U.K. it’s fair game to bash Brussels and then you...
  • John Major: case for second Brexit referendum is credible

    11/25/2016 3:55:50 AM PST · by markomalley · 25 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11/25/16 | Peter Walker
    Sir John Major has become the second former prime minister within 24 hours to question the Brexit process, saying in a speech that there is a “perfectly credible” case for a second referendum on leaving the EU. Speaking shortly after Tony Blair argued in an interview that Brexit could be reversed if the public changed its mind, Major said that the 48% of voters who wanted to remain should not be subject to the “tyranny of the majority”. The former Conservative prime minister said at a private dinner that the opinions of remain voters should also be heard in the...
  • British Public Supports Bakers in ‘Gay Cake’ Row, Poll Shows

    11/25/2016 1:26:31 AM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 18 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | November 23, 2016 | Staff Reporter
    A survey has suggested that two-thirds of the public believe businesses have a right to decline orders which conflict with their religious beliefs The general public have indicated that they believe business owners should not face legal action for declining customer requests which conflict with their religious beliefs. A survey conducted by ComRes of 2,000 adults showed that 65 per cent of participants believed that Christian bakers who decline to produce a cake bearing the words “support gay marriage” should not be taken to court. In 2014 Northern Ireland bakery Ashers refused to take an order for a cake...
  • Furious Leave voters to boycott Virgin as Branson 'funds Brexit blocking group'

    11/24/2016 5:00:41 PM PST · by markomalley · 4 replies
    The Express ^ | 11/25/16 | Katie Mansfield
    Angry Leave voters said they would never buy Virgin again after it emerged Sir Richard’s Virgin Group is offering to finance a secret Blairite campaign to keep Britain in the EU. A leaked email revealed the founder and president of the Virgin Group has already offered at least £25,000 to the anti-Brexit group but Sir Richard's team insists no payment has been made. The secret bid to block Brexit by Blairite former Cabinet ministers has been met with outrage as a range of major business and communications organisations step forward to back the group, with leading PR firm Freuds advising on the...
  • Almost 2.5 Million Human Embryos Destroyed during IVF in Britain since 1990

    11/24/2016 3:16:25 PM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 8 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | November 23, 2016 | Madeleine Teahan
    The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority has released the latest total figures:Almost 2.5 million embryos have been deliberately destroyed in the United Kingdom since 1990.According to statistics from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, since the passing of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act in 1990, 2,315,262 human embryos were deliberately discarded during IVF treatment.In a parliamentary question to the Department of Health, Lord Alton of Liverpool asked: “How many human embryos were deliberately destroyed in the last 12 months for which figures are available? How many human embryos were transferred to uteri in order to establish pregnancies? And what...
  • Brexit can be stopped, insists Tony Blair as he rules out return to frontline politics

    11/24/2016 11:19:57 AM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11-24-2016 | Laura Hughes
    Britain's exit from the EU could be blocked, Tony Blair has said, as he ruled out a return to frontline politics because there is “too much hostility” towards him. The former Labour prime minister said he had been accused of “treason” for suggesting that Britain keep its “options open” over Brexit. But he insisted that voters had a right to decide they want to stay in the EU after “scrutinising” Theresa May’s final deal with European leaders.
  • Royal Navy Type 45 destroyer towed back to port two days after it sails

    11/24/2016 10:39:35 AM PST · by McGruff · 36 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | November 24, 2016
    A Royal Navy Type 45 destroyer has been towed back into port just two days after it sailed following a total propulsion failure while taking part in Nato exercises. The Daring class warship, HMS Duncan, left Devonport naval base at Plymouth on Sunday take part in a series of maritime wargames with Spanish, Portuguese and German warships. But the 4,500 tonne hi-tech ship limped back into Plymouth on Wednesday under tow and shadowed by three additional dockyard tugs as well as the Ministry of Defence police.
  • Nigel Farage warns of 'seismic shock' if Brexit not delivered

    11/24/2016 6:59:57 AM PST · by markomalley · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | 11/24/16
    "Another big seismic shock" could hit British politics at the next election, Nigel Farage has warned Theresa May if Brexit is not delivered by 2020.The interim UKIP leader said he suspected the Conservative Government "is not fit for the legacy of Brexit".He made the remarks at a reception in London's Ritz Hotel to celebrate his contribution to the Brexit victory.In a nod to Donald Trump's call for him to be UK ambassador to the US, he handed out Ferrero Rocher chocolates.The sweet treats were famously offered in an advert set at an "ambassador's reception" and included the oft-quoted line: "You...
  • Donald Trump Welcome at Hamilton, Says Broadway Musical's Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda

    11/23/2016 3:57:10 PM PST · by drewh · 43 replies
    BBC News ^ | 23 November 201 | Neil Smith
    The creator of Hamilton has said Donald Trump is welcome to attend his musical, the cast of which Trump attacked this week for "harassing" his running mate. "We welcome anyone," Lin-Manuel Miranda told the BBC, adding that the American president-elect's daughter had seen the show and written "wonderful things". Mr Trump demanded the cast of Hamilton apologise for addressing Mike Pence from the stage after Friday's show. Miranda, however, insisted Mr Pence had been spoken to in a "respectful" way. Later, as he prepared to leave, he was asked by cast member Brandon Dixon to stay in the auditorium and...
  • British ambassador's memo reveals UK plan to EXPLOIT Donald Trump’s inexperience

    11/22/2016 5:53:39 PM PST · by RummyChick · 60 replies
    Express ^ | 11/13/16 | express
    BRITAIN is well-placed to influence Donald Trump by exploiting his character and inexperience in office, a leaked memo from the British ambassador has suggested. Sir Kim Darroch penned his message as it became clear the tycoon was heading for his shock presidential victory last week. Britain’s ambassador to the United States claimed preparations in the build-up to the election had given the UK an advantage.
  • Trump's 'Farage for ambassador' plot was meticulously planned out

    11/22/2016 5:06:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | November 22, 2016 | Isabel Oakeshott, Political Editor At Large
    * Advisers said to have 'war-gamed' plot before Trump's tweet was sent * Gesture shows he was deliberately ignoring protocol Trump was fully aware tweet would cause a political storm * Move comes because President-elect's camp disdain current ambassador Tonight at The Ritz London, there will be a lavish drinks party in honour of Nigel Farage. Around 100 of his closest friends and supporters have been invited to the five-star hotel for a thank-you celebration for his role in the referendum, and an acknowledgement of the 25 years of his life he has devoted to getting Britain out of the...
  • Britain to Trump: 'No vacancy' for Nigel Farage as ambassador to the USA

    11/22/2016 10:22:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Yahoo News via Reuters ^ | 11/22/2016 | By Guy Faulconbridge
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain on Tuesday dismissed U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's unprecedented expression of support for Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage to be made British ambassador to Washington, saying pointedly that there is no vacancy for the job. Trump, who after his election victory met Farage before any EU leaders, said on Twitter that "many people" would like to see the former metals trader turned politician as Britain's ambassador. "Many people would like to see @Nigel_Farage represent Great Britain as their Ambassador to the United States. He would do a great job!" Trump said. Prime Minister Theresa May, who congratulated Trump...
  • EU Army set to be agreed TODAY – and BRITAIN will foot the £420m-a-year bill

    11/22/2016 9:59:59 AM PST · by jerod · 17 replies
    russels politicians convened in the French city of Strasbourg to thrash out the plans that will cost taxpayers' £420m-a-year. They will vote on the issue to establish an "EU-wide system for the coordination of rapid movement of defence forces personnel" across Europe later today. If agreed Britain will not only be forced to foot the bill because it is timetabled for before the triggering of Article 50, but it will also be legally drawn into it.
  • Slovak PM Robert Fico: Brexit will be painful for Britain

    11/22/2016 7:41:39 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 22, 2016 8:04 AM EST
    Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico says he expects a divorce between the European Union and Britain to be painful — for Britain. Fico, whose country currently holds the EU’s rotating presidency, says the EU has to emerge as the more successful from negotiations about future EU-UK relations, because otherwise Brexit could set an example for other countries to follow.Speaking to students on Tuesday, Fico asked: “Was it us who expelled Britain? Didn’t we do enough for it to stay?” …
  • Trump: Farage Would do ‘Great Job’ As UK Ambassador to USA

    11/22/2016 6:29:25 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/21/16
    President-elect Donald J. Trump has ostensibly thrown his support behind the idea of UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage becoming the British Ambassador to the United States in a tweet issued late on Monday night. The next president of the United States issued the statement, unprompted, via his Twitter feed, stating that the idea was popular amongst “many people” in a move that is sure to set the British political establishment into a further tailspin. Writing at 9:22pm on Monday night, the President-elect said: “Many people would like to see @Nigel_Farage represent Great Britain as their Ambassador to the...
  • FARAGE: I Am Prepared to Help Britain Work with President Trump

    11/22/2016 2:07:22 AM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 22, 2016 | Nigel Farage MEP
    When historians look back at 2016, it will stand out as the year that changed everything. The joyous Brexit result was the first brick knocked out of the establishment wall. What followed with the victory of Donald J. Trump has still not sunk in with the very establishment that he beat. But the world has changed. And people need to face up to this. For my own part I can scarcely believe what has happened. Twenty-five years of grind and constant disappointment has, after all, been worth it. In some ways backing the Trump campaign was even harder than battling...
  • Donald Trump: Nigel Farage would be great UK ambassador

    11/22/2016 1:36:27 AM PST · by Nextrush · 34 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11/22/2016 | BBC
    President-elect Donald Trump has said UKIP leader Nigel Farage would make a good British ambassador to the US. Mr. Trump said 'many people' would like to see Mr. Farage as ambassador and he would do a 'great job". Mr. Farage, who helped Mr. Trump during his U.S. presidential election campaign, said the suggestion has come as a "bolt from the blue", adding: "If I could help the UK in any way I would." But No 10 rejected the suggestion, saying "there is no vacancy". Mr. Trump tweeted: "Many people would like to see @Nigel_Farage represent Great Britain as their Ambassador...
  • Marine Le Pen looms over a Trumpian world

    11/21/2016 4:58:27 PM PST · by Mariner · 16 replies
    The Financial Times ^ | November 21st, 2016 | Gideon Rachman
    This time last year, I wrote that “I have a nightmare vision for 2017: President Trump, President Le Pen, President Putin.” So, after Donald Trump’s victory, the next question is whether Marine Le Pen can indeed capture the French presidency? Following this weekend’s centre-right primary, it seems likely that Ms Le Pen will face a run-off in May against either François Fillon or Alain Juppé. Both are Hillary Clinton-style establishment figures, who would be ideal opponents for the leader of the far-right. The consequences of a victory for the far-right in France would be drastic for both European and world...
  • EU Army set to be agreed TONIGHT – and BRITAIN will foot the £420m-a-year bill

    11/21/2016 4:35:17 PM PST · by Mariner · 20 replies
    UK Express ^ | November 21st, 2016 | By Siobhan McFadyen
    Brussels politicians will convene in the French city of Strasbourg to thrash out the plans that will cost taxpayers' £420m-a-year. They will vote on the issue to establish an "EU-wide system for the coordination of rapid movement of defence forces personnel" across Europe. If agreed Britain will not only be forced to foot the bill because it is timetabled for before the triggering of Article 50, but it will also be legally drawn into it.
  • "Woefully Low" Total of Navy Escort Vessels Could Shrink Still Further

    11/21/2016 8:16:11 AM PST · by Freeport · 4 replies
    Defence-Aerospace.com ^ | Nov 21, 2016 | N/A
    The Defence Committee Report say that the Ministry of Defence has yet to explain how it will replace its 13 ageing frigates—due to leave service at the rate of one per year between 2023 and 2035—whilst maintaining even the "woefully low" number of operational vessels currently available and the skilled workforce to renew them. Plans to modernise Royal Navy escort fleet The report examines the MoD's plans to modernise the Royal Navy's escort fleet, including the introduction of two new classes of frigate—the Type 26 Global Combat Ship and the Type 31 General Purpose Frigate—and the enforced refit of the...
  • Donald Trump and the Return of European Anti-Americanism

    11/21/2016 7:16:19 AM PST · by DJ Taylor · 52 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | November 21, 2016 | Soeren Kern
    European criticism of Trump goes far beyond a simple displeasure with the man who will be the next president. The condemnation reveals a deep-seated contempt for the United States, and for American voters who democratically elected a candidate committed to restoring American economic and military strength.
  • Jer Bulsara, Freddie Mercury's Mother, Dies at 94

    11/21/2016 7:21:57 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    Billboard ^ | 11/20/16 | Ashley Lasimone
    Freddie Mercury’s mother, Jer Bulsara, passed away on Nov. 13 at the age of 94. Kashmira Cooke, Mercury’s sister, confirmed the news of her mother’s death on Sunday (Nov. 20) in a statement to the press, saying that she died in her sleep.
  • WHAT DO WE DO WITH A SHRUNKEN NAVY? Royal Navy has been reduced to a ‘historic low’ number

    11/21/2016 5:08:05 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 21 replies
    THE Royal Navy has been allowed to shrink to a “dangerous and historic low” leaving it unable to combat global threats, MPs will warn today. A Defence Select Committee report says Britain will one day be unable to defend its shores unless it increases its “pathetic” fleet of 19 frigates and destroyers. Only 17 frigates are usable and the MoD is still negotiating on designs and contracts over the construction of replacement vessels IMAGE: ROYAL NAVY Only 17 are usable and the MoD is still negotiating on designs and contracts over the construction of replacement vessels. A Defence Select Committee...
  • Queen Elizabeth Plans Invitation for Trump Family Official Visit Next Summer

    11/21/2016 3:59:34 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/20/16 | Jim Hoft
    The Queen of England is planning to invite the Trump Family to London for an official state visit. Via Conservative Treehouse: According to The Sunday Times Queen Elizabeth is planning to invite President Donald Trump for an official state visit during the summer of 2017. Great Britain has long been the strongest ally to the U.S. provoking causing consternation from the left-wing elements amid both nations. President Obama strained the relationship by criticizing the United Kingdom’s colonial heritage, removing a Winston Churchill bust from the oval office, and giving the Queen the gift of an iPod containing all of his own...
  • 'Extreme surveillance' becomes UK law with barely a whimper

    11/21/2016 12:14:50 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 23 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | November 19, 2016 | Ewen MacAskill
    A bill giving the UK intelligence agencies and police the most sweeping surveillance powers in the western world has passed into law with barely a whimper, meeting only token resistance over the past 12 months from inside parliament and barely any from outside. The Investigatory Powers Act, passed on Thursday, legalises a whole range of tools for snooping and hacking by the security services unmatched by any other country in western Europe or even the US. The security agencies and police began the year braced for at least some opposition, rehearsing arguments for the debate. In the end, faced with...
  • The Queen 'Set To Invite Donald Trump to Britain'

    11/20/2016 10:34:00 AM PST · by Steelfish · 87 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | November 20, 2016 | Laura Hughes
    The Queen 'Set To Invite Donald Trump to Britain' The president-elect reportedly told Theresa May that his mother had been a 'big fan' of the Queen Laura Hughes 20 NOVEMBER 2016 • Donald Trump will receive an invitation to meet with the Queen in the summer of next year, according to reports. Ministers believe the Queen is their "secret weapon" and Theresa May will use the state visit to help strengthen the "special relationship" between Britain and the United States. The US president-elect reportedly told the Prime Minister during a phone call last week that his late Scottish mother had...
  • Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby: It’s time to stop saying Isil has ‘nothing to do with Islam’

    11/19/2016 9:56:16 PM PST · by zlando · 8 replies
    Europe-Israel News ^ | November 20, 2016 | Europe Israel News
    Claims that the atrocities of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant have “nothing to do with Islam” are harming efforts to confront and combat extremism, the Archbishop of Canterbury has insisted. Religious leaders of all varieties must “stand up and take responsibility” for the actions of extremists who profess to follow their faith, the Most Rev Justin Welby said. He argued that unless people recognise and attempt to understand the motivation of terrorists they will never be able to combat their ideology effectively. It follows calls from a series of high profile figures for people to avoid using...
  • Anger as less than A THIRD of Muslim nations sign up to coalition against ISIS

    11/18/2016 11:25:02 PM PST · by zlando · 24 replies
    Europe-Israel News ^ | November 19, 2016 | Europe Israel News
    A TOP British official has taken aim at some Muslim nations during a meeting at the United Nations this week, slamming them for not clamping down on extremism It comes as it can be revealed just 18 out of 57 Muslim majority world states have signed up to a coalition against ISIS. The UK’s permanent representative to the UN, Matthew Rycroft, delivered a strongly worded speech blasting what he called “evil groups” and saying not enough is being done. The comments came as the UN general assembly supported a plan by the Islamic Development Bank to invest £7.2bn to...