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  • Driver arrested after 39 bodies found in lorry container in Essex

    10/23/2019 6:21:28 AM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 20 replies
    Guardian ^ | October 23, 2019 | Staff
    A murder investigation has been launched after 39 bodies were found inside a lorry from Bulgaria on an industrial estate in Essex. A 25-year-old driver, from Northern Ireland, has been arrested on suspicion of murder. The victims, found at the Waterglade industrial park in Grays, were all adults apart from one teenager, Essex police said. The force said the lorry was believed to be from Bulgaria but entered the country in Holyhead, the Welsh port town that serves Ireland. The home secretary, Priti Patel, said Home Office immigration officials were working closely with the police to establish what happened, while...
  • Brexit and democracy

    10/23/2019 5:54:08 AM PDT · by Cronos · 9 replies
    Rzeczpospolita ^ | 22 October 2019 | Jan Zielonki
    Brexit has evolved from tragicomedy into a distasteful horror that will be with us for the next decade. The agreement on the withdrawal of Great Britain from the Union is just the beginning. Then there will be the fight for trade, services, agriculture and many other matters that regulate 20,000 European legislation, plus 750 international agreements. Only lawyers and satirists will earn from this divorce. Everyone else will lose. Brexit reveals the pathologies of modern democracy that need to be considered seriously. First, national agreement is a pipe dream. Fighting camps do not accept a result other than what they...
  • British emigration to continental Europe hits ten-year high as Brexit looms

    10/23/2019 5:49:19 AM PDT · by Cronos · 12 replies
    MSN ^ | 22 October 2019 | Jon Stone
    An increasing number of British people are leaving the UK to go and live in continental Europe ahead of Brexit, the latest figures show. A study by academics at Oxford University and the Berlin Social Science Centre found that emigration from Britain to the EU is now at a ten-year high. An estimated 84,000 UK citizens migrated to the EU in 2019, up from 58,000 the year before the Brexit vote in 2015, and 46,000 back in 2012. The number of emigrants from the UK to the EU has risen continuously since 2010, and the spike has been exaggerated since...
  • Boris Johnson's Brexit bill passes Parliament but lawmakers reject timetable

    10/22/2019 10:11:02 PM PDT · by Cronos · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | 23 Oct 2019 | Bianca Britton
    Boris Johnson failed to fast-track his Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB) through Parliament, in a major set back for the UK Prime Minister -- meaning his dream of an October 31st Brexit now seems seriously unlikely. The Prime Minister did, however, claim a victory in principle -- after the bill passed its "second reading" in the House of Commons. After three years of agonizing Brexit debates, it's the first time lawmakers agreed on a way forward. Despite warnings from the government that no-deal preparations now must "accelerate," the EU looks set to grant Britain another extension, after European Council President Donald...
  • SO CLOSE Boris Johnson makes history as MPs BACK his Brexit deal BUT they wreck hope of Oct 31 exit

    10/22/2019 11:51:31 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 16 replies
    the sun ^ | 10/22/2019 | Clark
    BORIS Johnson has FINALLY got backing for his Brexit deal tonight from MPs - but they have wrecked his hopes for an October 31 exit. MPs opted to push his deal through to the next stage of the House of Commons by 329 - 299 this evening in a huge victory for the PM after months of negotiations with Brussels and with his own backbenchers.
  • UK police urge public to report “hateful” behaviour “even if it isn’t a crime,”

    10/22/2019 11:46:55 AM PDT · by robowombat · 17 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | OCT 22, 2019 9:00 AM | ROBERT SPENCER
    UK police urge public to report “hateful” behaviour “even if it isn’t a crime,” say “you don’t even need evidence” OCT 22, 2019 9:00 AM BY ROBERT SPENCER Note also that the possibility of Muslims brutalizing and victimizing non-Muslims is not contemplated, despite a superabundance of evidence, in the Muslim rape gangs and incidents such as this one, that such things do happen. In Boris Johnson’s shabby little police state, the narrative must be advanced, and reality will just have to bend to it. Britain is finished. “UK Police Tell Public: Report ‘Hateful’ Behaviour ‘Even If It Isn’t a Crime’,...
  • Northern Ireland abortion and same-sex marriage laws change {forced by British MPs}

    10/22/2019 11:15:34 AM PDT · by Cronos · 2 replies
    BBC ^ | 22 October 2019 | BBC
    Abortion has been decriminalised and same-sex marriage is to be legalised in Northern Ireland. Legislation making the changes - which was passed by MPs at Westminster - came into force at midnight. The first same-sex weddings in Northern Ireland are set to take place in February 2020. ...Same-sex marriages have been allowed in England, Scotland and Wales since 2014, but Stormont did not legalise them. The abortion law obliges the UK to ensure regulations for free, legal and local abortion services are in place by 31 March 2020.
  • Grassley Suspects ‘Deep State’ Is Responsible For Delay In FISA Abuse Report

    10/22/2019 8:08:16 AM PDT · by bitt · 40 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/22/2019 | chuck ross
    Republican Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley expressed frustration Monday at a months long delay in the release of the Justice Department Inspector General’s report on possible FBI surveillance abuse against the Trump campaign, questioning whether the “deep state” has somehow slowed the release of the document. “All of the delays and excuses why the Horowitz IG FISA report isn’t public yet after several months of anticipation of its issues leads me to the suspicion it’s going to be ‘deep six’ by the deep state,” Grassley wrote on Twitter. Michael Horowitz, the inspector general, began in March 2018 investigating whether the FBI...
  • Boris Johnson Is Close To Getting Brexit Done

    10/21/2019 4:42:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 21, 2019 | Sumantra Maitra
    One of the most baffling reactions among liberals since 2016 was to compare Boris Johnson to Donald Trump. I reside in England, and saw tweet after tweet from the Max Boots and Tom Nichols of the world on why these two, and Brexit and the election of Trump, are exactly the same. The reality, as always, is a lot more complicated. There is of course similarity in both events. Both were a rebel yell against orthodoxy in the respective countries. In the United States, it was by masses of people who oppose the elites’ conventional wisdom, from mass immigration from...
  • Same-sex marriage and abortion now legal in Northern Ireland

    10/21/2019 11:32:47 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies ^ | October 22, 2019 | ITV
    Abortion and same-sex marriage are now legal in Northern Ireland after legislation passed by Westminster MPs has come into effect.
  • Delingpole: ‘Princess Pushy go Home’ – Britain Tires of Meghan Markle

    10/21/2019 7:29:07 PM PDT · by rktman · 77 replies ^ | 10/21/2019 | James Delingpole
    Princess Pushy — aka former Suits actress Meghan Markle; aka the current Duchess of Sussex; aka Prince Harry’s missus — has been telling anyone who’ll listen how tough it is being a member of Britain’s Royal Family. Interviewed for a documentary on Sunday night, the Duchess was close to tears when asked by reporter Tom Bradby about the state of her mental or physical health. Meghan: ‘And, also thank you for asking, because not many people have asked if I’m OK. But it’s a very real thing to be going through behind the scenes.’ Tom: ‘And the answer is, would...
  • Brexit Party voters defy Farage over Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal

    10/21/2019 2:41:50 PM PDT · by Cronos · 4 replies
    Scram news ^ | 21 October | Kate Plummer
    The vast majority of Brexit Party voters disagree with their leader about Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal, a poll has revealed. According to a new poll by Survation, 67% of Brexit Party voters support Boris Johnson’s deal, despite Nigel Farage branding it “appalling” and saying he would rather delay Brexit than see it passed. Last week, Johnson agreed a Brexit deal with the EU, which he will attempt to pass in the House of Commons today, after it was blocked by MPs on Saturday. Farage has subsequently said that the announcement of Johnson’s deal was the “darkest moment” since he started...
  • Attempt to block abortion law change in Northern Ireland fails

    10/21/2019 1:29:29 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    Irish Times ^ | October 21, 2019 | Freya McClements, Gerry Moriarty
    An attempt to thwart the liberalisation of abortion law in Northern Ireland fell at the first hurdle on Monday when the Northern Assembly, sitting for the first time in more than a thousand days, was unable to complete the first item of business – the election of a speaker. The appointment of a new speaker required a cross-community vote but as Sinn Féin and the SDLP boycotted the vote this parliamentary obligation could not be met. The DUP had supported the attempt to have a motion passed that would mean that any changes to abortion legislation or same sex marriage...
  • UK Police: Report ‘Hateful’ Behaviour ‘Even If It Isn’t a Crime’, ‘You Don’t Even Need Evidence’

    10/21/2019 4:38:25 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Oct 2019 | JACK MONTGOMERY
    British police have marked “Hate Crime Awareness Week” with a series of childish online cartoons urging the public to report “hateful” behaviour “even if it isn’t a crime”, offering assurances that “you don’t even need evidence”. The cartoons, featuring exclusively white racists targeting non-white people, women in hijabs, and so on, were shared over the course of the week by Devon and Cornwall Police — which was recently exposed as having had to sack a number of constables, special constables, community support officers, and support staff for sexual misconduct. The fact that Devon and Cornwall Police only featured white people...
  • Brexit will happen on Oct. 31 despite PM’s unsigned delay request, UK says

    10/20/2019 11:21:25 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 20 2019 | Reuters
    LONDON – The British government insisted on Sunday the country will leave the European Union on Oct. 31 despite a letter that Prime Minister Boris Johnson was forced by parliament to send to the bloc requesting a Brexit delay. The Brexit maelstrom has spun wildly in the past week between the possibility of an orderly exit on Oct. 31 with a deal that Johnson struck on Thursday and a delay after he was forced to ask for an extension late on Saturday. Johnson’s defeat in the British parliament over the sequencing of the ratification of his deal exposed the prime...
  • Brexit: No 10 to push again for vote on Boris Johnson's deal

    10/20/2019 11:05:44 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 22 replies
    Parliament must be given "a straight up-and-down vote" on the PM's Brexit deal, No 10 says, after MPs delivered a major blow to his strategy on Saturday. Boris Johnson was forced by law to send a letter asking the EU for a new delay on Brexit, but did not sign it. The PM now wants MPs to say a clear "yes" or "no" to the deal on Monday, adding: "We cannot allow Parliament's letter to lead to Parliament's delay." It will be up to Speaker John Bercow to decide whether to allow the vote.
  • UK: 20-strong Gang Target ‘White Bastards’, Cut Off Teenager’s Hand with Axe

    10/20/2019 8:47:17 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 51 replies
    breitbart ^ | Oct 20, 2019 | JACK MONTGOMERY
    A 20-strong gang set upon four tree surgeons in Rochdale, England, calling them “white bastards” and cutting off a teenage worker’s hand with an axe. 27-year-old Habibur Rahman gathered the mob after the workers had stopped him from abusing an elderly woman. Rahman, incensed he had been “disrespected” on his “territory”, tracked the four workers to the property they were working on in the rape gang blighted city, blocking them by parking his car across the driveway while the mob approached armed with a claw hammer, knives, machetes, a knuckle-duster — and the fateful axe. “I am not going to...
  • AND THE BUCHA-REST Romanian mum allowed to keep UK benefits despite the fact she’s NEVER lived here

    10/20/2019 2:52:07 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 12 replies
    The Sun ^ | 14th November 2018
    A judge has ruled a divorced Romanian mum must continue getting UK benefits even though she and her two children have never lived here. Mihaela Cornienco’s husband Bogdan, 45, worked as a meat hygiene inspector in Leeds and started claiming £150-a-month child benefit eight years ago. The marriage failed and his whereabouts are unknown. Now a Romanian judge has said Mihaela is still entitled to the cash. It said: “The divorce of the parents does not alter the fact that the children remain family members of their father, who lives and works in the UK.” The ruling means UK taxpayers...
  • Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Reveal Wish to ‘Move to Africa’ as they Break from Royal Duties

    10/20/2019 10:50:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 89 replies ^ | 10/19/2019 | Simon Kent
    Prince Harry would happily leave the UK entirely and move his young family to Africa, it is claimed in a documentary due to air on Sunday night. His wish to live abroad comes as Buckingham Palace announced the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will take six weeks off from Royal duties for some “much-needed family time.” The break follows Harry and Meghan’s ten-day tour of southern Africa, footage of which will be seen in a documentary prepared by broadcaster Tom Bradby. The extended period of Royal rest from mid-November will see them fly to Los Angeles to see Meghan’s mother...
  • Boris Johnson sends the EU THREE letters... the third urges Brussels NOT to grant an extension

    10/19/2019 5:22:55 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 36 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 20th October 2019 | Glen Owen and Harry Cole
    Late yesterday – just before the midnight deadline stipulated by 'wrecker' MPs – a total of three letters were due to be sent from the Government to Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council. The first was the letter demanded by the Benn Act, which asks the EU to delay Brexit beyond the October 31 deadline – but not signed by Boris Johnson – using the exact wording specified in the legislation. The second was a covering letter, written by Sir Tim Barrow, the UK's Permanent Representative in Brussels, which made clear that the first letter was from Parliament,...