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  • Syrian refugees settled on the remote Scottish island of Bute complain they are now depressed

    It was a scheme designed to offer Syrian refugees a new life in Scotland, away from the horrors of their war-ravaged homeland. But some of the first to be given sanctuary in Rothesay eight months ago have spoken of their unhappiness on Bute, saying it is ‘full of old people’ and a place ‘where people come to die’. Argyll and Bute Council was among 16 Scottish local authorities to sign up for the initiative, with the first 100 Syrian refugees flown to the UK and on to Scotland in November last year. But Abd, who had been making trips to...
  • Indian girl, 14, dies after being raped for the SECOND time by the SAME man

    07/26/2016 2:01:23 PM PDT · by pabianice · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/26/16 | Davies
    Indian girl, 14, dies after being raped for the SECOND time by the SAME man who attacked her last year and is out on bail The girl was raped, tied down with rope and forced to drink acid, say family Was initially attacked in December but was kidnapped in May and tortured Accused is understood to have been on bail awaiting trial for first incident Family say she was held captive by a group of abusers, including a woman Reports have indicated a girl or woman is raped every 22 minutes in India She died on same day Israeli tourist...
  • Idiot junior officers set their British Army barracks ablaze...

    07/26/2016 1:53:50 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 26 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 27th July 2016 | Martin Robinson
    Two junior officers managed to set fire to their mess after allegedly having a duel with flare guns after a boozy formal dinner. The 2nd lieutenants apparently climbed into kayaks in the outdoor swimming pool at Allenby Barracks in Bovington and began firing at each other on Friday night. But one of the flares, designed to call for help at sea, managed to start a major fire in the seven-storey mess, which has been badly damaged. The Royal Military Police is now investigating how a flare fight apparently started outside the building managed to cause a fire in its top...
  • British security services warn attack in UK is ‘very likely’

    07/26/2016 1:11:41 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 13 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | July 26, 2016
    A terrorist attack in the UK is "highly likely" following attacks in other parts of Europe, a five-judge tribunal has been told. Britain's intelligence agencies highlighted the seriousness of the threat as they defended themselves against accusations of engaging in the mass collection of communications data and UK citizens' personal information without proper legal safeguards being in place.
  • The great Brexit immigration LIE: Like Cameron before her, May has made a foolish promise

    07/26/2016 12:59:01 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies
    Daily Mail | 23 July 2016 | Mark Littlewood
    ...To appreciate the absurdity, you only have to look at the net migration figures for 2015. Out of the total of more than 300,000 migrants, around half came from outside the EU – meaning we already had the power to cut that back if we had chosen to. But we didn’t. We needed them.
  • Inside the ultimate test drive: How British test pilots put Eurofighter Typhoon through its paces

    07/25/2016 10:16:12 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    BAE SYSTEMS ^ | 10 July 2016
    Inside the ultimate test drive: How British test pilots put the Eurofighter Typhoon through its paces British test pilots from BAE Systems have lifted the lid on how they push the Eurofighter Typhoon combat jet to the edge of its limits as part of an ‘ultimate test drive’ before delivering the aircraft to customers including the Royal Air Force. The jet’s power, speed and agility are all brought to the fore as test pilots, based at Warton, Lancashire, take the controls of each Typhoon for the first time – as soon as they roll out from the factory floor to...
  • The Modern Police Force Was Not Designed to Solve Problems of Civilizational Collapse

    07/25/2016 9:11:51 AM PDT · by pinochet · 19 replies
    The Modern Police Force was established in 1829 by Sir Robert Peel, the British Home Secretary, who later became Prime Minister. The Modern Police Force was established to solve minor crimes among a highly civilized, self-governing, and self-policing people. When policing was established, police officers did not carry guns, but carried a wooden baton and a whistle. In those days, it was the civilians who had guns, because the British people lived in a libertarian society that had very few restrictions on gun ownership. Police officers in Britain are called Bobbies, in memory of Sir Robert Peel. An ethical police...
  • Navy chiefs face Trident crew shortages – because recruits don’t want to log off Facebook

    07/25/2016 4:07:16 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    Mirror, U.K. ^ | 25 JUL 2016 | KIRSTIE MCCRUM
    The Royal Navy is suffering a recruitment crisis when it comes to staffing Trident submarines - as young people are too addicted to Facebook to go off-tech for weeks at a time. Following a vote to renew the nuclear submarines which passed through Parliament last week, those serving say that a scheme designed to attract new blood has faltered. And a senior source says this is down to the fact that "you cannot Facebook your friends". Last month, the annual report from the Ministry of Defences’s internal watchdog, the Defence Nuclear Safety Regulator, warned of a shortfall of qualified engineers,...
  • Labour wanted mass immigration to make UK more multicultural, says former adviser

    07/24/2016 11:28:29 PM PDT · by Enchante · 10 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | October 23, 2009 | Tom Whitehead
    He said the final published version of the report promoted the labour market case for immigration but unpublished versions contained additional reasons, he said. He wrote: "Earlier drafts I saw also included a driving political purpose: that mass immigration was the way that the Government was going to make the UK truly multicultural. "I remember coming away from some discussions with the clear sense that the policy was intended – even if this wasn't its main purpose – to rub the Right's nose in diversity and render their arguments out of date." The "deliberate policy", from late 2000 until "at...
  • British soldiers told to ‘scrub’ their social media pages of evidence they serve (trunc)

    07/24/2016 8:48:49 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 26 replies
    The Sun ^ | 7/24/2016 | uncredited
    Full title: FORCES FACEBOOK FEAR British soldiers told to ‘scrub’ their social media pages of evidence they serve in the Army to avoid being targeted by ISIS BRITISH soldiers have been told to “scrub” their Facebook and Twitter pages of evidence they serve to avoid being targeted by nutcase jihadists, The Sun on Sunday can reveal. Worrying new guidance was issued to troops at mega-bases in Bulford, Tidworth and Larkhill, Wiltshire, where 14,000 soldiers are garrisoned. After a spate of terror attacks in France and Germany rocked Europe, Top Brass are determined not to see another Lee Rigby-style attack on...
  • Police consider terrorism motive behind RAF abduction attempt

    07/23/2016 3:07:28 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 13 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 21 July 2016 | Alice Ross, Jamie Grierson and Vikram Dodd
    Police are looking for two men described as “Middle Eastern” in appearance who allegedly attempted to abduct an RAF serviceman at knifepoint outside his military barracks, an incident they say may have been motivated by terrorism.
  • Brexit is hurting Britain’s economy

    07/23/2016 1:52:02 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 62 replies
    seattletimes.com ^ | July 23, 2016 | The Associated Press
    Britain’s economy appears to be shrinking at its fastest pace since the global financial crisis as a result of the vote to leave the European Union, but the rest of the region is holding up, surveys showed Friday. The findings come as global financial leaders meeting in China identified the uncertainty generated by Britain’s decision to exit the EU, the world’s biggest economic bloc, as a key risk to the global economy. But while the International Monetary Fund has trimmed its world growth estimates, surveys of hundreds of business executives in Europe indicate the economic damage is so far largely...
  • BBC Scrubs ‘Ali’ From Munich Killer’s Name On TV, In Articles, AND On Social Media

    07/23/2016 11:45:53 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 54 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 7/23/16 | RAHEEM KASSAM
    The BBC has unilaterally chosen not to report the Munich attacker’s full name, in what appears to be an attempt to scrub any Muslim or Islamic heritage link to its coverage of the incident. Most sources at this point suggest that Ali David Sonboly – the Munich attacker who targeted children and killed nine yesterday – is not connected to radical Islam, but the BBC has gone to extraordinary lengths to try to keep any reference to his heritage out of its coverage, opting to name him only as “David Sonboly”. Other news organisations including the Wall Street Journal, Independent,...
  • Men jailed over bacon tied to Bristol mosque door handles

    07/22/2016 12:23:03 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 38 replies
    BBC.com ^ | 20 July 2016
    Two men have been jailed and two women have been given suspended sentences after rashers of bacon were tied to door handles at a Bristol mosque. During the incident on 17 January, the group shouted racial abuse at a member of the mosque and tied a St George's flag to the fence of the Jamia Mosque.
  • The appalling truth is that Trump IS as stupid and ignorant as he seems (Brit barf alert)

    07/22/2016 9:28:02 AM PDT · by pabianice · 57 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/22/16 | Hastings
    This was a moment that millions of Americans, some of them very weird indeed, have been praying for. This was the moment that tens of millions of others viewed with fear, revulsion, disbelief. The most divisive political figure in modern U.S. history became his party’s standard-bearer for the presidential election. After I wrote in the Mail in February that a Donald Trump presidency was a real possibility, I was teased as if I had suggested that it might snow in July. Today, a distant spectre has grown into something much bigger and scarier. The prospect will give sleepless nights to...
  • Goodbye to the greatest pilot ever

    07/22/2016 3:49:28 AM PDT · by Winniesboy · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 22 2016 | Robert Hardman
    Eric 'Winkle' Brown helped liberate Belsen, interrogated Goering - and test-piloted more planes than anyone on earth... This was not so much a flying display as a roll call of aviation history: Vampire, Sea Vixen, Martlet, Mustang, Tiger Moth, MiG, Hurricane, Lancaster... swooped in tribute to one of the greatest aviators the world has known. No one will ever surpass the records set by Brown, who flew more types of aircraft than anyone: 487. During a long career in which he was torpedoed, helped liberate Belsen, interrogated Goering, survived 11 crashes, landed the first jet on an aircraft carrier and...
  • The six decade journey of INS Viraat ends this week (Falklands veteran)

    07/21/2016 10:27:07 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    PTI ^ | July 22, 2016
    After nearly six decades in service, India’s majestic aircraft carrier INS Viraat will set sail for the last time from Mumbai to Kochi this week, powered by its own boilers before it is decommissioned. Once the ship berths itself with the Southern Naval Command on July 27 after sailing out from Mumbai on July 23, all valuable equipment on board like engines, radars, guns will be dismantled to prepare it for the decommissioning. The ship will then be towed back to Mumbai where it will be decommissioned. However, it is still not clear what will happen to the ship, which...
  • British police investigate attempted abduction of soldier near RAF Marham air base

    07/21/2016 2:23:28 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 12 replies
    British police say they are investigating the attempted abduction of a serviceman at a Royal Air Force base in eastern England, saying they cannot discount it being a terrorism incident. The serviceman, aged in his late 20s, was jogging on Wednesday and not in uniform when he was approached by two men at RAF Marham in Norfolk, one of whom shouted at him and tried to grab him. He fought off the attacker and the second man, who was armed with a knife, went to help his accomplice, at which point the serviceman ran off. He was unhurt. "I can...
  • England had 5,700 recorded cases of FGM in 2015-16, figures show

    07/21/2016 1:24:21 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 6 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 21, 2016
    There were 5,700 new cases of female genital mutilation recorded in England in 2015-16, the first annual statistics show. The figures, published on Thursday by the Health and Social Care Information Centre and covering the period of April 2015 to March 2016, show that in 18 cases the practice had been undertaken in the UK. The age group for which FGM was most common was five- to nine-year-olds, accounting for 43% of the total number of cases where the age at the time of being cut was known. In all there were 8,660 attendances where FGM was identified or a...
  • UK: Riot in Hyde Park, police stabbed, "black lives matter" chants, machete attacks

    07/21/2016 5:21:37 AM PDT · by AC Beach Patrol · 32 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 7/19/2016 | Keiligh Baker and Euan McLelland
    ...An officer and two members of the public were knifed and four other PCs injured after a water fight and party in Hyde Park spiralled out of control in the city's worst bout of violence since the 2011 riots... Officers manage to push the crowds back towards Marble Arch, where a small group stormed a nearby branch of McDonald's. Terrified staff were forced to flee as teens leaped over the fast food chain's counters and stole food from the racks. Commander Harrington said that the violence was not in any way related to the Black Lives Matter protests, adding: 'I've...
  • Britain's newest... nuclear submarine is forced to dock... after CRASHING into a merchant vessel

    07/21/2016 3:14:23 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 12 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 21st July 2016 | Martin Robinson, Euan McClelland, Julian Robinson
    Britain's newest and most advanced £1.1billion nuclear submarine limped into Gibraltar yesterday after she crashed into a merchant ship during a training exercise. HMS Ambush was submerged when it suffered a 'glancing' collision with a tanker as it surfaced at around 1.30pm, the Ministry of Defence confirmed. Its submariners looked grim and had their heads bowed as they stood next to its badly dented turret as it was towed into Britain's key Mediterranean port on Wednesday afternoon. The Royal Navy says its newest 7,400 tonne high-tech hunter-killer submarine has 'world leading sensors' - yet it still smashed into the merchant...
  • Corbyn 'vote-buying scam' exposed: Secret funds 'aim to pay back the £25 Labour sign-up fee if…[tr]

    07/20/2016 9:43:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 19:05 EST, 20 July 2016 | Gerri Peev
    Some of Jeremy Corbyn’s supporters were promised £25 from a secret fund to pay their fees to vote for the underfire Labour leader to retain his position against Owen Smith, it emerged last night. The Labour Party has closed a JustGiving page that raised more than £14,000 in three days to pay people to vote in the election. The money will now be returned to donors after the party’s ruling National Executive Committee said it breached its rules. A separate Facebook group, named Gimme 25, had amassed almost 3,000 members. On its page, it says: “Don’t think of it as...
  • Theresa May wipes the floor with Jeremy Corbyn at her first PMQs

    07/20/2016 10:33:15 AM PDT · by NRx · 19 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 07-20-2016 | James Forsyth
    Theresa May was utterly brutal with Jeremy Corbyn at PMQs today. She mocked the Labour leader repeatedly, leaving the Tory benches delighted and the Labour benches looking more miserable than ever. Once again, Corbyn’s problem was his inability to think on his feet. He asked May about Boris Johnson saying that some of Barack Obama’s view came from him being ‘part-Kenyan’ and his use of the word ‘piccaninnies’. May didn’t defend the new Foreign Secretary, instead choosing to answer a different bit of Corbyn’s question. But the Labour leader failed, as he so often does, to properly follow up on...
  • Crucial fleet of global-combat frigates is indefinitely delayed (U.K.)

    07/20/2016 10:32:36 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    The Guardian, U.K. ^ | July 20, 2016 | Richard Norton-Taylor and Libby Brooks
    A new fleet of frigates, described as “global combat ships” designed to play crucial roles, has been delayed indefinitely, the Ministry of Defence has said in testy exchanges with MPs over huge financial and technical problems facing the navy’s surface vessels. Delays in building the Type 26 frigates – a project promised by David Cameron before the 2014 Scottish independence referendum – is threatening shipbuilding jobs on the Clyde in Scotland. The project’s problems come on top of serious mechanical failures in the navy’s new fleet of Type 45 destroyers. Key tasks of the navy’s frigates and destroyers include protecting...
  • 2 Air Transat pilots charged with being impaired before Glasgow to Toronto flight

    07/19/2016 5:08:58 PM PDT · by xp38 · 16 replies
    CBC News ^ | July 19 2016 | Andrew Lupton, Errol Nazareth
    Two Air Transat pilots have been suspended after being charged with being impaired prior to flying from Glasgow to Toronto Monday, the airline said Tuesday. The drama began shortly before Flight TS725, with about 250 passengers, was to depart. Members of the plane's flight crew noticed something wrong with the pilots and notified authorities. After the flight landed Tuesday afternoon, the airline said the pilots had been suspended pending the outcome of the investigation.
  • Oops! Secretary of State John Kerry Bumps Into Door of 10 Downing Street

    07/19/2016 11:10:52 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 41 replies
    ABC ^ | 7-19-16 | Elizabeth McGlaughin
    The man holding the door presumably thought Kerry was going to stay outside and shut the door, just as Kerry turned to step inside. Kerry then smacked into the door to the sound of the crowd audibly gasping. Whoops!
  • Farage To Address RNC In Cleveland, Says Brexit Has ‘Lessons’ For America

    07/19/2016 8:37:28 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 21 replies
    Farage will be attending the Republican National Convention, where he will tell delegates that Brexit holds lessons for America. UKIP European Member of Parliament (MEP) and former party leader Nigel Farage will be heading to Cleveland, Ohio, next week to attend the Republican National Committee Convention. USA Today reported that Mr. Farage said the UK’s vote to leave the European Union (EU) holds lessons for America.
  • British lawmakers back renewal of Trident nuclear deterrent

    07/18/2016 3:55:08 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 14 replies
    Lawmakers voted strongly on Monday to renew Britain's ageing nuclear weapons system, a multi billion-pound project regarded as key to maintaining the country's status as a world power following its vote to leave the European Union. Despite opposition from the pro-independence Scottish National Party (SNP) and some in the opposition Labour Party, parliament approved the renewal of the Scottish-based nuclear-armed Trident submarines by 472 to 117 votes.
  • YOU DON'T have a veto Nicola: May to slap down Sturgeon over attempts to block Brexit

    07/18/2016 5:29:02 AM PDT · by Scarpetta · 12 replies
    Daily Express [UK] ^ | July 18, 2016 | Nick Gutteridge
    The Prime Minister is set to make it clear that Scotland will leave the Brussels club alongside the rest of the UK following suggestions that Edinburgh could look to negotiate its own deal with EU leaders. Mrs May will make her remarks after visiting Ms Sturgeon at Holyrood to discuss the fallout of the Brexit vote, which has caused a rift between England and Scotland. After that meeting the SNP leader insisted that she was in a “very, very strong position” to potentially block Britain’s exit from the Euro club and floated the idea that Scotland could stay in both...
  • Engulfed by doubt, top UK firms shelve spending plans after EU vote - Deloitte

    07/18/2016 1:57:06 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies
    reuters.com ^ | July 18, 2016 | reuters
    Britain's biggest companies are beset by doubts about the future after last month's vote to leave the European Union and have slashed their investment plans, according to a survey on Monday that bodes poorly for the economy. Some 82 percent of chief financial officers from FTSE 350 and large private companies expect to cut capital spending in the next year, the biggest proportion on record and up from 34 percent in the first quarter, accountancy firm Deloitte said. Its survey is one of the first clear signs the vote to leave the EU has battered business confidence, and corroborates the...
  • Does Boris Have a Twin in the US?

    07/16/2016 10:57:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 16, 2016 | Michael Curtis
    Born in New York, he is a provocative maverick with whom the political establishment is ill at ease. He is a colorful, charismatic, undiplomatic, burly individual with a shock of blond seemingly uncontrollable hair, who has difficulty in keeping his mouth shut. He glories as a showman with a talent for theatrics in the culture of spectacle, and has cultivated the image of a bumbling clown. He was a working, and highly paid, journalist and editor for many years, and appeared on a considerable number of TV programs. He is said to be undisciplined, sometimes lazy, unfamiliar with details of...
  • Rolling Stone frontman Mick Jagger expecting his 8th child

    07/16/2016 7:36:19 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 62 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | 14 July 2016 | AP
    FILE - In this July 4, 2015 file photo, Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones performs at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Ind. Jagger's representatives say the rock legend is expecting his eighth child. The representatives confirmed a report by People magazine and other media outlets that Jagger's girlfriend, Melanie Hamrick, 29, is pregnant. Mick Jagger’s representatives say the rock legend is expecting his eighth child. The representatives confirmed a report by People magazine and other media outlets that Jagger’s girlfriend, Melanie Hamrick, 29, is pregnant. Jagger, the 72-year-old frontman of the Rolling Stones, already has seven children —...
  • Turkey's Curious Silence On Boris Johnson's Insulting Erdogan Poem

    07/15/2016 2:34:46 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 30 replies
    Turkish media, even the opposition press, have kept strangely silent about a certain thing -- Johnson's rude and offensive limerick about Recep Tayyip Erdogan having sex with a goat. Back in May, Johnson won a contest to write the "rudest poem" about Erdogan organized by Britain's Spectator magazine. It was meant as a rebuff to Erdogan's efforts to sue a German TV comedian who read a poem about the Turkish leader that was described even by German Chancellor Angela Merkel as "deliberately offensive." Johnson is the great grandson of Ali Kemal, a journalist and briefly interior minister in Ottoman Turkey.
  • Do you think ISIS gives two pins for your pathetic hashtags, prayers and candles?

    07/15/2016 1:53:04 PM PDT · by Lockbox · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15 July 2016 | By Katie Hopkins
    Complete TitleDo you think ISIS gives two pins for your pathetic hashtags, prayers and candles? Stop waiting to be slaughtered and demand our leaders DO something! Evil mowed us down in a monster truck. And we tweeted like lethargic birds between Egyptian cotton sheets. Celebrities rushed to social media with their message 'not again', designers comforted with a patriotic graphic, tea candles were lit and instagrammed. There will be a vigil in a public square. Again. A hashtag is born #PrayForNice, exploding into a thousand others as people want to #PrayFor France or #PrayForHumanity, failing to acknowledge the horrible truth...
  • Britain's May says won't trigger Article 50 until have UK-wide approach

    07/15/2016 10:50:16 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 24 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 07/15/2016 | REUTERS
    British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday that the government would not trigger Article 50, the formal trigger of divorce talks with the European Union, until a "UK approach" had been agreed. May, speaking after a meeting with Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon who has been looking at ways to keep Scotland in the bloc, said she wanted to get the best deal for the whole country.
  • Britain closes down global warming bureaucracy

    07/15/2016 6:41:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 59 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/15/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    The almost unthinkable has happened. In a clear sign that the global warming fraud has peaked and is on the decline, an actual government agency has been abolished, because it was dedicated to global warming. Andrew Follett of the Daily Caller writes: Britain’s new government abolished its Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) Thursday morning, ridding the country of its global warming bureaucracy. Officials stated that the DECC has been abolished and U.K.’s environmental policy is will be transferred to a new ministry called the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Some former DECC’s functions will be outright...
  • Britain’s New Prime Minister Drives A Stake Through The Heart Of The Green Vampire

    07/14/2016 4:11:34 PM PDT · by 867V309 · 26 replies
    breitbart.com/london ^ | 14 Jul 2016 | James Delingpole
    Incoming Prime Minister Theresa May has driven a stake through the heart of her predecessor David Cameron’s fluffy, faux-Conservative project by scrapping the Department of Energy And Climate Change (DECC). Established in 2008, DECC was a hangover from the Gordon Brown era of woeful misgovernance. Its first Secretary of State was future failed Labour leader candidate Ed Miliband whose only significant political achievement also happened to be one of the most expensive and pointless in British parliamentary history: the drafting of the truly disastrous Climate Change Act.
  • Dying... Spitfire engineer, 95, gets last wish granted to be reunited with iconic plane....

    07/14/2016 1:49:40 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 59 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 15th July 2016 | Nick Enoch
    A terminally ill former World War Two Spitfire engineer's 'last wish' to be reunited with the iconic plane was granted after top brass saw him looking forlornly through a fence at one from his wheelchair. Ken Farlow, 95, was an electrical engineer during the war, carrying out vital work to keep Spitfires and Hurricanes in the air in Syria and Palestine. But after being diagnosed with terminal colon cancer, the father-of-three asked daughter Helen if he 'could see a Spitfire - one last time'. Helen, 52, took him to Gloucestershire Airport where the vintage planes were being maintained by the...
  • UK Is Best US Customer in Europe -- and Should Remain So Post-Brexit

    07/14/2016 8:06:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 14, 2016 | Terry Jeffrey
    Less than three months ago, President Barack Obama stood in London -- beside British Prime Minster David Cameron -- and issued a warning to the free and independent voters of the United Kingdom. "Crucially," a reporter asked him, "what happens if the U.K. does decide in June to leave the European Union?" Obama prefaced his answer by rationalizing his intervention in the internal politics of this longtime democratic ally. "Let me repeat, this is a decision for the people of the United Kingdom to make," he said. "I'm not coming here to fix any votes. I'm not casting a vote...
  • May: Common-Sense Conservative

    07/14/2016 7:34:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 14, 2016 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    While we in the United States are in the midst of a seemingly never-ending presidential race, Britain has managed to pick a new Prime Minister in under a month. We may be able to learn some lessons from the Brits. David Cameron announced on June 24, after losing the European Union referendum, that he would resign. On July 11, Theresa May won the position of Conservative Party leader, and on July 13 she was invited by Queen Elizabeth to form a government. This less-than-three-week transition is the result of a much different process than the one we have in the...
  • Every new British prime minister pens a handwritten ‘letter of last resort’ (nukes)

    07/14/2016 5:18:40 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 13, 2016 | Adam Taylor July 13 at 10:27 AM
    After a tumultuous few weeks in British politics, Theresa May officially became Britain's prime minister on Wednesday. The day was full of tradition and pomp. Her predecessor, David Cameron, traveled to Buckingham Palace to formally tender his resignation to Queen Elizabeth II and announce May as his successor. The queen then met May at the palace, asked her if she can form a government and then formally asked her to do so. May became the 13th prime minister to air-kiss the hand of the queen, who is 90 years old. But aside from all the pageantry, there's some serious weight...
  • Britain faces being a laughing stock after Boris Johnson is made Foreign Secretary by Theresa May

    07/13/2016 10:22:22 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 28 replies
    mirror.co.uk ^ | July 13, 2016 | Jason Beattie
    ...Mr Johnson was the most high-profile Brexiteer to join her team and news of his appointment was trending with a mixture of hilarity and despair on Twitter last night. He will represent the UK on the world stage despite having once smeared US President Barack Obama for having part-Kenyan heritage and referred to black people as “piccaninnies” with “watermelon smiles”. Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron tweeted: “Theresa May’s reputation for competence lasted a few hours. @BorisJohnson will spend more time apologising to nations he’s offended.”
  • Russian Taliban Suspect Sues United States

    06/28/2005 1:46:55 PM PDT · by lizol · 9 replies · 396+ views
    Moscow News ^ | 28.06.2005 | Alexandra Zaitseva
    Russian Taliban Suspect Sues United States Created: 28.06.2005 18:10 MSK (GMT +3), Updated: 18:10 MSK, 6 hours 31 minutes ago Alexandra Zaitseva Gazeta.ru A former Guantanamo prisoner who is a Russian national filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government. This Tatarstan resident, Airat Vakhitov, issued a statement Tuesday that is capable of sparking a new wave of anti-American protests in Muslim countries. In his lawsuit, which is being examined in a U.S. civil court, Vakhitov not only demands that the authorities admit to inhumane treatment of prisoners at the Guantanamo camp, but insists that they acknowledge that a majority of...
  • Britain’s new Foreign Minister once compared Hillary to “a sadistic nurse in a mental hospital”

    07/13/2016 8:19:23 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 96 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | William A. Jacobson
    I don’t know a ton about Boris Johnson. He’s the former Mayor of London, is very pro-Israel and hates the BDS movement, led the Brexit campaign only to withdraw from contention to be Prime Minister, and was just appointed Foreign Minister (okay, “Foreign Secretary”) in Theresa May’s new cabinet. And he has a mop of blonde hair. He obviously has some wit, as in a 2007 column in The Telegraph newspaper in Britain, wherein he described Hillary Clinton in terms we all can appreciate (emphasis added): “She’s got dyed blonde hair and pouty lips, and a steely blue stare, like...
  • Sikh Man Kicked Out Of Wimbledon Queue For 'Making People Uncomfortable'

    07/13/2016 8:59:46 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 67 replies
    ndtv.com ^ | July 13, 2016 | ndtv
    A 20-year-old Sikh man was kicked out of an overnight queue to watch the Wimbledon tennis championships as he apparently made other people around him "uncomfortable". Govindpal Kooner took to Facebook last week to voice his anger at being thrown out and claimed it was an act of racism, cases of which have reported a rise in the wake of Britain's vote to leave the European Union (EU).
  • Queen surprises pub goers by dropping into her local in Edinburgh

    07/13/2016 4:34:37 PM PDT · by NRx · 73 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 06-13-2016 | Auslan Cramb
    The Queen shocked regulars at one of Edinburgh's best-known pubs by dropping in for a bite to eat after a day at the races, it has emerged. She visited The Sheep Heid Inn on Friday night after giving staff an hour’s notice of her impending visit. The small royal party is understood to have taken a window seat and to have ordered two portions of lamb rump, one sea bass fillet, a martini and a half bottle of white wine.
  • Exiting British PM David Cameron: 'I Was the Future Once'

    07/13/2016 4:23:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    AP via CNS News ^ | July 13, 2016 | 4:42 PM EDT | (Jill Lawless and Danica Kirka)
    Theresa May entered No. 10 Downing St. on Wednesday as Britain’s new prime minister, following a bittersweet exit by David Cameron that was tinged with humor and regret. “I was the future once,” Cameron quipped as he left office. But that future now belongs to May, and it involves instability, uncertainty and tough wrangling over Britain’s departure from the European Union. […] May promised to fight for social justice in a speech that addressed “hard-working families” who have struggled during the years of instability since the 2008 financial crisis. Many of those people, fed up with remote politicians and bureaucrats,...
  • Boris Johnson is foreign secretary in Theresa May’s new Cabinet

    07/13/2016 2:20:49 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 24 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 14th July 2016
    BORIS Johnson has landed the plum job of Foreign Secretary in new Prime Minister Theresa May’s Cabinet. The chief Brexiteer arrived at Downing Street to be awarded the role as one of Mrs May’s first acts in Downing Street. Philip Hammond, a chief ally of the new PM, has been appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer after George Osborne resigned, and Amber Rudd has just been told she will be the new Home Secretary, with Michael Fallon staying on as Defence Secretary. And David Davis takes on a new role as Brexit Minister, and will be in charge of Britain’s negotiations...
  • Wolf whistling to become a HATE crime

    07/13/2016 11:28:59 AM PDT · by pabianice · 51 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/13/16 | Duell
    Police force starts recording 'uninvited verbal engagement' from men to women in the same category as racist abuse Nottinghamshire Police will record misogyny incidents as hate crimes It will include street harassment, verbal abuse and physical approaches Using mobiles to send unwanted messages will also be within definition Police have spent three months training officers and staff on hate crime A police force revealed today it has become Britain’s first to recognise misogyny as a hate crime. Nottinghamshire Police is recording incidents such as street harassment, verbal abuse, unwanted physical approaches and taking photographs without consent within the hate crime...
  • Eurofighter Approaching True Potential

    07/13/2016 10:35:20 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    AINonline ^ | July 12, 2016 | Chris Pocock
    Development of the Eurofighter Typhoon into a multi-role combat jet has taken a long time. But the aircraft displayed here by BAE Systems test pilot Nat Makepeace shows that this capability is finally nearing. It is carrying six MBDA Brimstone air-to-ground missiles on two three-rail under-wing launchers, plus two Raytheon Paveway IV laser and GPS-guided bombs. In addition, four MBDA Meteor BVRAAMs nestle on under-fuselage stations, and two MBDA ASRAAM shorter-range AAMs occupy the outer pylons. The Paveways are already operational on UK Royal Air Force Typhoons, having been integrated as a ‘Phase 1 Enhancement’ (P1E). The Meteors form part...