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  • Ex-UK leader says voters should be able to reconsider Brexit [Blair]

    10/28/2016 7:01:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 28, 2016 9:21 AM EDT
    Britain’s former leader, Tony Blair, says the nation’s voters should be given another chance to weigh in on whether the U.K. should leave the European Union. The former prime minister told the BBC on Friday that people are entitled to change their minds on the crucial decision. Blair says there should be some way “either through Parliament, or through an election, possibly through another referendum, in which people express their view.” …
  • Europe on war-footing: Britain sends tanks, drones and 800 troops to Estonia

    10/26/2016 8:52:32 AM PDT · by grumpygresh · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 10/26/16 | Juliam Robinson
    Britain is sending tanks, drones and 800 troops to Estonia as part of the biggest military build-up on Russia's borders since the Cold War. The soldiers will be sent to the Eastern European country and will be joined by forces from Denmark and France, according to Defence Secretary Michael Fallon. It comes a day after Russia unveiled chilling pictures of its largest ever nuclear missile - Satan 2 - which is capable of obliterating the UK. The United States hopes for binding commitments from Europe to fill four battle groups of some 4,000 troops, part of NATO's response to Russia's...
  • Child migrants arrive in UK but 15ft screens are in place so public cannot assess their age

    10/25/2016 5:53:12 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 22 replies
    Express (UK) ^ | Oct 23, 2016 | SOFIA DELGADO
    ABOUT 100 more Calais children have arrived in Britain but the Home Office has installed a massive screen outside the London processing centre so no members of the public can assess their ages. Three coaches carrying migrants with no links to the UK arrived yesterday at the Home Office building in Croydon. Last week, the Home Office came under fire after welcoming adults apparently pretending to be ‘vulnerable children’ to get fast-track asylum treatment. Now a 15ft screen has been installed outside Lunar House where the migrants are processed by officials. The Home Office says the screen was to protect...
  • Christian Family Loses Gay Cake Case

    10/25/2016 12:53:53 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 35 replies ^ | October 24, 2016 | Amanda Casanova
    The Court of Appeal in Belfast has ruled against the owners of a bakery who appealed their case after they were accused of discrimination for refusing to make a cake with the phrase “Support Gay Marriage.” Lord Chief Justice Sir Declan Morgan and two senior judges upheld County Court Judge Isobel Brownlie’s ruling that the McArthur family, owners of the Ashers Baking Company, discriminated against Gareth Lee. The judges said that refusing service because of the slogan could be classified as “direct discrimination.” “What they may not do is provide a service that only reflects their own political or religious...
  • Brexit Redux? Scarborough, Cillizza Agree: There Is a Hidden Trump Vote

    10/25/2016 7:36:45 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 31 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Could Donald Trump pull a Brexit, confounding elite opinion by winning the election with votes that the polls didn’t pick up? On today’s Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough and Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post agreed it could happen. Scarborough said that people are still whispering to him as they leave the room that they’re voting for Tump, but are embarrassed to tell pollsters given the coverage of his comments about women, etc. There are limits to the phenomenon: in Cillizza and Scarborough’s view, the hidden Trump vote is unlikely to exceed 1.5%. But if Trump can continue to tighten the...
  • America and Britain's War over Cold War Missiles

    10/24/2016 10:43:30 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    The National Interest ^ | October 24, 2016 | Steve Weintz
    Mark Twain probably didn’t make the famous quip, “History doesn’t repeat itself but it rhymes,” but the phrase’s sentiment often feels right. In discussing British independence, U.S. nuclear policy, strategic-weapons upgrades and a fraying “special relationship,” we could be discussing current events—or those of a half-century ago. In the late 1950s, Britain’s defense establishment faced some grim realities. The empire and its wealth were no more, and nuclear weapons were very costly. Although UK scientists played major roles in the Manhattan Project, postwar espionage and U.S. mistrust of the British led to a chill in collaboration and to the UK’s...
  • British head scientist at US maverick’s Silicon Valley start-up took own life over technology

    10/23/2016 7:05:44 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 30 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 22 October 2016 • 11:21pm | Hugo Daniel, Palo Alto Harriet Alexander, New York
    IT ALL began with the best, if exceedingly ambitious, of intentions – to develop a machine that by a simple pinprick on a patient’s finger could detect any disease known to man. But it ended in the most tragic of circumstances, with the firm behind the invention crashing and a British scientist who had devoted himself to the project taking his own life. Now his widow has spoken out about the treatment he suffered before and after his death at the age of 67, accusing his employers of heartlessness.
  • In Britain, Bernie Sanders's Brother Falls Short of Election

    10/23/2016 7:50:55 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 4 replies
    Former U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders' elder brother has failed to be elected to the British parliament. Larry Sanders was running as the Green Party candidate for the vacated House of Commons seat of former prime minister David Cameron in Witney, in the southern English countryside near Oxford.
  • TUBE BOMB: Terror as crude IED found on train fails to explode - MORE attacks expected

    10/22/2016 8:32:53 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 28 replies
    ARMED anti-terror police were flooding London today amid fears a BOMB found on a Tube train last night was just the first of many. Officers tasered and arrested a 19-year-old man after a "viable improvised explosive device" was found on a Tube train at North Greenwich. North Greenwich tube station was evacuated for nearly seven hours after London Underground staff found the suspect package on an eastbound Jubilee Line train. But experts warned the IED may have been just the first in a co-ordinated attack on the capital.
  • $47 billion offer to create world's biggest tobacco company

    10/21/2016 6:15:54 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 14 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | 10/21/2016 | Danica Kirka
    LONDON — British American Tobacco has offered to buy out Reynolds American Inc. for $47 billion in an attempt to gain a strong presence in the U.S., a lucrative market where sales of electronic cigarettes are booming as traditional smoking fades. The takeover would create the world's largest publicly traded tobacco company and combine BAT's presence in developing countries, where anti-smoking campaigns are not as strong as in the U.S. and Europe, with Reynolds' almost exclusive focus on the U.S. BAT already owns 42 percent of Reynolds and sells Dunhill, Rothmans and Lucky Strike cigarettes. Reynolds controls about a third...
  • London City Airport evacuated due to chemical incident, 26 people treated, 2 taken to hospital

    10/21/2016 10:49:27 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 17 replies
    IntelCenter ^ | 21 Oct 16 | Unknown
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  • Dozens ill as 'chemical incident' closes London City Airport

    10/21/2016 10:42:03 AM PDT · by lancium · 13 replies
    Paramedics have treated 26 people after London City Airport was closed and evacuated over reports of a "chemical incident". Around 500 people have been told to leave the airport and Transport for London are warning travellers to expect "long delays".
  • PHOTO: Heavily armed 'police' appear outside Ecuadorian Embassy in London where Julian..

    10/21/2016 8:56:44 AM PDT · by maggief · 171 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | October 21, 2016
  • “The Terrorist Threat against U.S. has Never Been Greater” says Johns Hopkins Lecturer

    10/21/2016 8:15:43 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 21, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    At the Heritage Foundation, Dr. Mary Habeck, an adjunct lecturer at John Hopkins' School of Advanced International Studies (known as SAIS), noted that terrorism has spiked since 2011. She said that today, "the terrorist threat against the U.S. has never been greater." She added, "You have to go back to the Algerian civil war to find" this number of terrorist attacks. Habeck said, "First of all, al-Qaeda and ISIS [known as the Islamic State, or ISIL] have a plan and they’re executing it." "They have created a whole series of campaign plans for each country," Habeck said, and "ISIS inherited...
  • Aberfan 50th anniversary: full horror of disaster which left village in mourning for lost generation

    10/21/2016 7:57:07 AM PDT · by dfwgator · 9 replies
    The Daily Mirror ^ | October 21, 2016 | KIRSTIE MCCRUM , STEPHEN JONES
    The whole nation joined a tiny Welsh village for a minute's silence - to remember the lives of the 144 people who died when a rock slide hit Pantglas Junior School For an entire generation, the word Aberfan instantly evokes heartbreaking memories of one of the worst disasters in British history. The small Welsh village will on Friday mark the tragic events of 50 years ago which wiped out a generation of children in a matter of minutes.
  • Putin's warships sail past the White Cliffs of Dover: Russian attack fleet [tr]

    10/21/2016 6:28:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 119 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 21, 2016 | Darren Boyle and Richard Spillett
    A Russian carrier fleet which passed through the English Channel today deployed heavily-armed guards to deter anyone approaching the warships. A number of guards, equipped with AK-74 assault rifles and heavy machine guns were spotted on the flight deck of the Admiral Kuznetsov as it passed by the White Cliffs of Dover. The powerful fleet was ordered to pass through the Channel, which is one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world, in single file.
  • Another all-male coachload of 'child' migrants arrives in Britain

    10/21/2016 5:54:48 AM PDT · by klpt · 10 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 19 October 2016 | SAM TONKIN
    A third wave of 'child' migrants arrived in Britain from the Calais Jungle today - but the Home Office refused to carry out dental checks to prove their real age. Around 12 migrants - all burly lads aged anywhere between 15 and 21 - were escorted off a coach and taken inside a Home Office building, before being released. It came as the row over the age of migrants intensified after officials revealed two-thirds of 'child' refugees quizzed about their age last year were found to be adults. At least 100 more child migrants are expected to arrive in the...
  • UK sends warships to watch Russian ships in English Channel

    10/20/2016 4:03:33 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 30 replies
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  • Scottish independence: draft bill published on second referendum

    10/20/2016 3:07:52 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 12 replies ^ | October 20, 2016 | Libby Brooks
    A draft bill on a second independence referendum has been published by the Scottish government after the first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, pledged to hold a new poll in the event of a hard Brexit in a direct challenge to Theresa May. The draft legislation, which was formally unveiled by the constitution secretary, Derek Mackay, despite the Scottish parliament being in recess until next week, sets out proposals for the rules governing the campaign, the conduct of the poll and how votes are counted. Mackay said the proposed franchise would be the same as for the Scottish parliament. “That will mean...
  • UK: Muslim sex grooming gang ‘All white girls are good for is sex. They’re just sl*gs’

    10/20/2016 11:55:59 AM PDT · by detective · 46 replies
    The Muslim Issue ^ | 17 October 2016 | Mark Duell
    ‘All white girls are good for is sex. They’re just sl*gs’: Eight members of ‘openly racist’ violent Asian sex gang raped and ‘sexually degraded’ three teenage girls in Rotherham •Sageer Hussain, 30, was convicted of four rapes and one indecent assault•Attacker told his 13-year-old victim that ‘all white girls are good for is sex’ •His brother Basharat was convicted of indecent assault against same girl •6 other gang members found guilty of further 10 charges of sexual abuse Eight members of an Asian sex gang in Rotherham were today convicted of sexually exploiting teenage girls after making them suffer ‘degrading...
  • U.S. Urged Ecuador to Act Against WikiLeaks Leader Assange

    10/19/2016 10:49:53 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 37 replies
    NBCNews ^ | October 19, 2016 | by
    OCT 19 2016 U.S. Urged Ecuador to Act Against WikiLeaks Leader Assange by KEN DILANIAN, WILLIAM M. ARKIN and ROBERT WINDREM Quiet pressure from the U.S. government played a role in Ecuador's decision to block WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from using the internet at Ecuador's London embassy, U.S. officials told NBC News. "It was a bit of an eviction notice," said a senior intelligence official. Ecuador's government said Tuesday it had partly restricted internet access for Assange, the founder of anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, who has lived in the South American country's London embassy for more than four years. A source...
  • Julian Assange was Ecuador’s guest of honor. Until he wore out his welcome.

    10/19/2016 1:59:55 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 50 replies
    WaPo ^ | 10/19/16 | Nick Muroff
    Ecuador treated Julian Assange like a trophy in 2012 when it opened the doors of its London embassy to the WikiLeaks founder, sheltering him from extradition to Sweden over rape allegations and, possibly, to the United States. Rafael Correa, Ecuador’s leftist president, seemed to bask in Assange’s bad-boy glow, which gave the small South American nation a big role in a global drama. Protecting the WikiLeaks editor also gave Correa a way to poke Washington in the eye and look like a champion for press freedom even as he cracked down on journalists back home. Correa embraced Assange’s mother at...
  • Two-thirds of child refugees screened by officials found to be adults, Home Office figures show

    10/19/2016 8:56:24 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 7 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 18 October 2016 | Peter Dominiczak, Steven Swinford
    Nearly two-thirds of "child" refugees who officials questioned about their real age were found to be adults, Home Office documents show. Figures show that in the year to September 2015, 65 per cent of the child refugees who had their age disputed were found to be over 18. It comes after Conservative MPs raised questions about the ages of 14 refugees who were brought to the UK this week from the “Jungle” migrant camp in Calais. The Home Office has no way of independently verifying the age of child refugees being brought to the UK. Home Office documents show that...
  • Badger Unearthed 4,200-Year-Old Bones In Ireland

    10/18/2016 7:29:53 AM PDT · by fishtank · 26 replies ^ | Thursday, October 13 |
    Badger Unearthed 4,200-Year-Old Bones In Ireland COUNTY CAVAN, IRELAND — The Irish Times reports that a badger unearthed ancient human remains at a burial site in Cavan Burren Park, known for its prehistoric monuments, megalithic tombs, rock art, and dwelling sites. A group of historians and archaeologists found the small pieces of cremated human bone and charcoal near a collapsed tomb. “Our badger just threw out the bones,” said historian Séamus Ó hUtlacháin. “They were no bigger than my nail, just scraps of bone. It is the oldest discovery in this region, a wonderful discovery.” Part of a femur from...
  • (Prime Minister) Theresa May To Step Into Brussels Lions’ Den

    10/18/2016 8:51:03 AM PDT · by tekrat
    One America News Network ^ | 10/18/2016 | Alastair Macdonald and Jan Strupczewski
    Theresa May’s first EU summit was never going to be easy but Thursday’s encounter in Brussels may be a thoroughly bleak affair now that fellow leaders feel she has taken a hard line on breaking away from the European Union. The British prime minister caught the other 27 off guard on Oct. 2 when, having campaigned to stay in the bloc, she thrilled her Conservatives’ conference in Birmingham with rousing pledges to start Brexit talks by March, curb immigration and reject EU court rulings — a recipe, EU leaders said, for "hard Brexit".
  • Brit soldier kills ISIS fanatic with axe

    10/17/2016 11:38:35 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 53 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | OCT. 16, 2016 | Postmedia Network
    A member of the elite British SAS reportedly killed an ISIS militant with an axe after his gun jammed. British press reports say the joint U.S.-U.K. operation’s mission was to free the death cult’s sex slaves. The mission was a success and some of the would-be jihadi brides were little more than children, The U.K. Sun reports. But one of the Brit commando’s gun jammed on him as one extremist raced towards him. The brave Brit grabbed a nearby axe and slammed it against the fanatic’s head, killing him. “Members of ISIS had been in the area for a few...
  • NatWest[UK Bank] to close Russian channel's UK bank accounts

    10/17/2016 9:02:58 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 3 replies
    BBC News ^ | 17 October 2016
    NatWest bank has frozen the accounts of Russia's state-run broadcaster RT, its editor-in-chief says. Margarita Simonyan tweeted: "They've closed our accounts in Britain. All our accounts. 'The decision is not subject to review.' Praise be to freedom of speech!" An MP from Russia's ruling party has said the country's Parliament will "demand an explanation" from the UK. RT says the bank gave no explanation for its decision. It said the entire Royal Bank of Scotland Group, of which NatWest is part, was refusing to service RT.
  • Bank accounts of Russian state broadcaster Russia Today frozen in UK; All of RBS cut off to RT

    10/17/2016 8:46:42 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    RT ^ | 10/17/16
    RT UK’s bank accounts have been blocked, RT’s editor-in-chief reported. The National Westminster Bank has informed RT UK that it will no longer have the broadcaster among its clients. The bank provided no explanation for the decision. “We have recently undertaken a review of your banking arrangements with us and reached the conclusion that we will no longer provide these facilities,” NatWest said in a letter to RT’s London office. The bank said that the entire Royal Bank of Scotland Group, of which NatWest is part of, would refuse to service RT. More in link Bank accounts of Russian state...
  • Brian Kilmeade: How Thomas Jefferson abandoned diplomacy and changed US history

    10/17/2016 5:40:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Fox ^ | October 16, 2016 | Brian Kilmeade
    In 1786, Thomas Jefferson, then a minister to the French government of Louis XVI, had a concern more intimidating than anything else he’d faced before: the threat of pirates off the coast of North Africa, a region known as the Barbary Coast. These pirates had already taken over two American ships, the Dauphin and the Maria, plundering their goods and taking their crews hostage. Unfortunately, this was a common fate for ships venturing near the area, where the Sahara’s arid coast was divided into four Islamic nation-states. Running west to east were the Barbary nations Morocco, Algiers, Tunis, and...
  • RT: NatWest 'freezes Russian channel's UK bank accounts'

    10/17/2016 4:20:06 AM PDT · by oblomov · 52 replies
    BBC ^ | 17 Oct 2016 | BBC
    he UK has frozen all bank accounts owned by Russia's state-run broadcaster, Russia Today (RT), its editor-in-chief has claimed. Margarita Simonyan tweeted: "They've closed our accounts in Britain. All our accounts. 'The decision is not subject to review.' Praise be to freedom of speech!" RT has previously been sanctioned by Ofcom for biased reporting on the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria.
  • UK Jews seek restoration of German citizenship post-Brexit

    10/17/2016 2:06:45 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 20 replies
    AP ^ | October 17th 2016 | Danica Kirka
    ..."This is more than the practical. This is also about something for us, or for me. It's about something spiritual, it's about reconciliation," he said. "It's about acknowledging the truth of the horrors of the past but also about trying to build a better future together, and as a European, that's what I hope to do."
  • Feds trace flash crash to Chicago

    05/07/2010 6:02:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 81 replies · 2,504+ views
    politico ^ | 5/7/10 | EAMON JAVERS
    Federal investigators probing the “flash crash” that briefly sliced nearly 1,000 points off the Dow Thursday are zeroing in on a series of “unusually high-volume” trades in S&P futures that originated in Chicago, a government official told POLITICO. Those trades set off a chain reaction of trades that caused the biggest drop within a single day in the Dow Jones Industrial Average’s storied history.
  • Roger Stone Says Kerry Threatened Ecuadorian President Over Assange: Brits Storm Embassy Tonight

    10/16/2016 10:10:55 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 81 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10/16/16 | Roger Stone
    Hashtag 'keys' likely have to do with this. Roger Stone 1h Roger Stone @RogerJStoneJr John Kerry has threatened the Ecuadorian President with "grave consequences for Equador" if Assange is not silenced @StoneColdTruth [link to (secure)] Roger Stone @RogerJStoneJr 45m Reports the Brits storm the Ecuadorian Embassy tonite while Kerry demands the UK revoke their diplomatic status so Assange can be seized [link to (secure)]
  • Hillary email: Don't help Savage with ban from U.K.

    10/16/2016 10:08:19 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 2016-10-16 | WND Exclusive
    WASHINGTON – Then-U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton determined not to lift a finger to persuade the United Kingdom to lift its ban on travel by talk-show kingpin and bestselling author Michael Savage in an email to her chief legal counsel Cheryl Mills posted by Wikileaks. In addition, in a followup email, Mills explains the kind of ban imposed by the U.K. on Savage could happen in the United States under current law. The June 5, 2009, email with a subject line of “Savage holding pattern and next steps,” is from Clinton herself from her private email account –
  • Royal Air Force Pilots Ordered To Shoot Down "Hostile" Russian Jets Over Syria

    10/16/2016 6:15:47 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 55 replies ^ | 13OCT2016 | Tyler Durden
    As the US officially enters the Yemen military campaign, the UK appears ready and willing to precipiate a catalytic event from which there is no going back. With relations between Russia and the West at post-Cold War lows and deteriorating fast, Royal Air Force (RAF) pilots have been given the go-ahead to shoot down Russian military jets when flying missions over Syria and Iraq, if they are endangered by them. The development comes with warnings that the UK and Russia are now "one step closer" to being at war, according to the Sunday Times. While the RAF's Tornado pilots have...
  • Revealed: Boris Johnson ‘wrote unpublished newspaper column urging Britain to stay in the EU

    10/15/2016 10:21:33 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 2 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | October 15, 2016 | Rebbecca Taylor
    Boris Johnson was set to declare Britain was better off in the European Union, just two days before he announced he would be campaigning for Brexit. Details of an unpublished Daily Telegraph article written by the former Mayor of London, have been revealed in a new book on the EU referendum campaign. It said: 'Britain is a great nation, a global force for good. It is surely a boon for the world and for Europe that she should be intimately engaged in the EU.' He warned that Brexit could lead to economic shock, Russian aggression and Scottish independence.
  • Merkel: won't drop EU market-immigration link for Britain

    10/15/2016 7:28:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 15, 2016 7:37 AM EDT
    Chancellor Angela Merkel says Germany wants friendly ties with Britain but won’t drop its insistence that London can only enjoy full access to the European Union’s internal market if it allows free immigration of EU citizens. […] Merkel argues that making concessions on free labor movement would create a dangerous free-for-all in the EU. She said Saturday that, although Britain is dear to Europe and she regrets its decision to leave the bloc, “we cannot work toward ultimately putting into question the whole European Union.” …
  • Scotland edges close to second independence vote post-Brexit

    10/14/2016 2:52:04 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 20 replies ^ | October 14, 2016 | Barbara Miller
    Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that she will be publishing a draft bill for a second referendum vote, just two years after the country voted not to seek independence from the UK. "I can confirm today that the independence referendum bill will be published for consultation next week," she said. "I am determined that Scotland will have the ability to reconsider the question of independence, and to do so before the UK leaves the EU."
  • Man Dresses As Batman To Take On Creepy Clown

    10/14/2016 5:56:57 AM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 15 replies ^ | 10/12/2016 | Matthew Mueller
    The latest societal epidemic seems to be one of creepy vagabond clowns who seemingly get their jollies by walking around and terrifying people. Luckily for the county of Cumbria, they have their very own Dark Knight who's ready to defend them. The BBC Cumbria Facebook page recently posted a few photos of their newest defender, who is part of the Cumbria Superheroes. Recent clown sightings had started to frighten the local children, and so the group enlisted Batman's help to keep the peace (via post includes a photo of the costumed vigalante running down a clown, as well as...
  • Email Leaks Show Conservative Blogger Secretly Working for Hillary Clinton!

    10/13/2016 1:12:58 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies ^ | October 13, 2016 | Onan Coca
    Ouch. This one hurts, personally. Our circle of right-leaning bloggers is a tight-knit group and we rely on each other for help, both with stories and with spreading the word. That trust was recently violated by one of our own. Former British Conservative MP and co-founder of the conservative website Heat Street, Louise Mensch, was revealed by the WikiLeaks hack as a secret supporter of Hillary Clinton. In an email to Clinton crony Michael Kives (which was then forwarded to Clinton’s right-hand man John Podesta), Mensch advises the Clinton team on how to better portray their candidate to the nation.
  • Royal Air Force Pilots Ordered To Shoot Down "Hostile" Russian Jets Over Syria

    10/13/2016 9:28:51 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 76 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Oct 13, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    As the US officially enters the Yemen military campaign, the UK appears ready and willing to precipitate a catalytic event from which there is no going back. With relations between Russia and the West at post-Cold War lows and deteriorating fast, Royal Air Force (RAF) pilots have been given the go-ahead to shoot down Russian military jets when flying missions over Syria and Iraq, if they are endangered by them.
  • Britain Panics Over Brexit-Sparked Marmite Shortage

    10/13/2016 8:44:28 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 30 replies ^ | October 13, 2016 | Kate Samuelson
    Tesco pulled a range of products from its website following a pricing row with Unilever News that a major British supermarket will no longer be stocking Marmite following Brexit has sparked outrage across the U.K., leading the hashtag #MarmiteGate to trend on Twitter. Tesco pulled a range of products, including Marmite, PG Tips tea bags, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, Persil washing powder and Lynx body spray, from its website after a row over pricing with the major food and household goods supplier Unilever. According to The Guardian, Unilever is trying to charge Tesco an extra 10% for its goods...
  • Rod Stewart wears knighthood well

    10/11/2016 9:03:35 PM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 26 replies
    Daily News ^ | Oct. 11, 2016 | AP
    Rocker Rod Stewart donned tartan trousers — a nod to his Scottish heritage — and a scarlet-trimmed military-style tunic to be knighted by Prince William at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday.
  • Norway rejected post-Brexit trade pact with UK

    10/11/2016 6:48:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies ^ | 10 October 2016 12:40 CEST+02:00 | (NTB/The Local)
    Britain wanted to create a formal task force to work with Norway on a post-Brexit free trade agreement, but the Norwegian rejected the overture according to a new report. Business daily Dagens Nćringsliv reported that the UK’s international trade secretary, Liam Fox, lobbied his Norwegian counterpart, Minister of Trade and Industry Monica Mćland, for Norway to join the United Kingdom in establishing a task force to prepare a new trade agreement for when the Brits formally leave the EU. But when Fox’s request was relayed to the Norwegian Foreign Ministry, it was rejected. According to Dagens Nćringsliv, the ministry’s director...
  • Trump Escalates War of Words With Ryan: Hints at Forcing Speaker Out If He Wins Election

    10/11/2016 6:43:52 PM PDT · by drewh · 50 replies
    London Daily Mail ^ | 19:55 EST, 11 October 2016 | By LIAM QUINN FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    Donald Trump has escalated his bitter battle with the Republican party by launching fresh attacks on the leadership and saying he 'doesn't want their support'. Trump also took his personal war of words with Speaker Paul Ryan to another level during an interview Tuesday night. 'The fact is, I think we should get support and we don’t get the support from guys like Paul Ryan,' the Republican nominee said. Donald Trump has escalated his bitter battle with the Republican party by launching fresh attacks on the leadership and saying he 'doesn't want their support' 'I’m just tired of nonsupport and...
  • Remainers who insist Brexit voters are racist create a self-fulfilling immigration prophecy

    10/11/2016 4:04:29 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 9 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 10 October 2016 | Danil Hannan
    Shortly after the EU referendum, several thousand young people marched through London demanding a rerun. I happened to be sitting next to three of them on a train as I travelled into the capital that morning. They evidently recognised me right away as an Evil Tory Leaver, but we were past Clapham Junction before one of them plucked up the courage to talk to me. "Are you Daniel Hannan? I just wanted to say that what you've done is terrible. We're not a racist country. You've taken away our future." "Is that so? Out of interest, can you tell me...
  • Vindolanda Roman Fort Yields Hundreds of Shoes

    10/11/2016 3:09:01 PM PDT · by fishtank · 14 replies
    Archeology ^ | Tuesday, October 11, 2016 | Chronicle Live
    Vindolanda Roman Fort Yields Hundreds of Shoes Tuesday, October 11, 2016 NORTHUMBERLAND, ENGLAND—Chronicle Live reports that more than 400 shoes sized for men, women, and children, were recovered at the Roman fort of Vindolanda over the summer, bringing the total of shoes from the site to more than 7,000. The 1,800-year-old shoes included ones made solely for indoor wear, boots, sandals, and bath clogs. The footwear was found in a defensive ditch, along with pottery and the remains of cats and dogs. Andrew Birley, director of Vindolanda’s excavations, thinks the contents of the ditches may have been discarded when the...
  • Hard Brexit will cost Treasury up to Ł66bn a year, ministers are told

    10/11/2016 3:50:07 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 12 replies ^ | October 11, 2016 | Press Association
    Treasury coffers may take a Ł66bn annual hit if Britain goes for a hard Brexit, cabinet ministers have been warned. Leaked government papers suggest that leaving the single market and switching to World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules would cause GDP to fall by up to 9.5% compared with staying in the EU.
  • France offers help to banks considering Paris move after Brexit vote

    10/10/2016 7:34:09 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper ^ | October 10, 2016 | reuters
    ...“We do it without any particular animosity against London,”
  • French terror police say 15,000 Islamic radicals including 2,000 children on watch list

    10/10/2016 2:19:26 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 15 replies
    express (UK) ^ | Sun, Oct 9, 2016 | Siobhan McFadyen
    Police in France say almost 2,000 children are on a watch list of more than 15,000 Islamic radicals in the country. And worryingly they say they pose a threat to the wider community following terror attacks that have wreaked havoc across the Republic. According to the Sunday newspaper Le JDD, the youngest of the 1,954 children on the list is just 11 years old. French authorities began tracking people on a database in March of 2015 following the Charlie Hebdo attacks and shootings at a kosher market in January of that year that killed 17 people. However that did not...