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  • British Appeals Court Agrees To Hear Alfie Evans Case

    04/25/2018 12:31:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/25/2018 | Ed Morrissey
    As Alfie Evans valiantly struggles to stay alive, his legal hopes of traveling outside of the UK for treatment got an unexpected boost. After what appeared to be a final ruling from the court yesterday that denied Evans’ parents the opportunity to use the air ambulance standing by to carry the child to Bambino Gesu Pediatric Hospital at the Vatican, the Evans’ attorneys got contacted by a judge explaining that they could launch another appeal. The case will get heard again this afternoon: Sir Andrew McFarlane, will head a panel of three Court of Appeal judges due to hear...
  • Foreign Office climate staff cut by 25% under Boris Johnson

    04/25/2018 5:47:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    The Guardian ^ | April 25, 2018 | by Damian Carrington
    The number of full-time officials dedicated to climate change in the Foreign Office has dropped by almost 25% in the two years since Boris Johnson became foreign secretary, according to data released under freedom of information (FoI) rules. Johnson has also failed to mention climate change in any official speech since he took the office, in marked contrast to his two predecessors. The cutback in climate change diplomacy has come despite the prime minister, Theresa May, asserting that the UK leads the world on climate action. The UK has been praised for its past climate diplomacy, which helped pave the...
  • Breaking: UK Judge Denies Parents Request To Take Son To Italy For Medical Treatment

    04/24/2018 12:55:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/24/2018 | Ed Morrissey
    Remember the Charlie Gard case? Parents of the young child had to watch the National Health Service in the United Kingdom allow him to die after refusing to allow the child to leave the country for experimental treatment. The diagnosis was too dire and the case considered too terminal for parental wishes to be considered.A ghastly rerun is taking place, this time with Alfie Evans, only this time the diagnosis is unclear — and he’s surviving on his own after a court ordered him removed from a ventilator: Mr Justice Hayden also appeared to rule out his family’s wishes...
  • Alfie Evans: Latest updates after judge 'rules out' plea to take tot to Italy

    04/24/2018 11:17:15 AM PDT · by Marie · 43 replies
    Mirror UK ^ | April 24, 2018 | Sophie EvansAnna Verdon
    Hospital says move won't happen overnight Speaking in court the hospital’s clinician said that moving patients “does not happen over night,” a journalist reported. They also added that a move can only be done after extensive consideration and discussion. Josh Halliday ✔ @JoshHalliday 32m Replying to @JoshHalliday Alder Hey clinician tells court of “genuine fear” among fellow doctors in hostile atmosphere. Says it’s “heartbreaking we’re here again arguing when all we want to do is the best for Alfie’s family”. Josh Halliday ✔ @JoshHalliday Alder Hey clinician, still in her work scrubs to appear at this emergency hearing, says moving...
  • Rowan Atkinson's speech at Reform Section 5 Parliamentary reception [free speech]

    04/24/2018 8:21:11 AM PDT · by snarkpup · 19 replies
    reformsection5 (YouTube channel) ^ | Oct 18, 2012 | Rowan Atkinson
    Complete with quotes from old "Not the Nine'O'Clock News" scripts, comedian Rowan Atkinson explains why he supports Reform Section 5. (Full speech.)
  • Editorial: Standing up for free speech

    04/24/2018 2:52:32 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 2 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 04-24-2018 | Herald Staff
    In recent days the hordes of social media activists and agitators have been busier than ever intimidating, excoriating and stomping out diversity of thought wherever it appears. This weekend, the Guardian newspaper published an interview with country music star Shania Twain. She discussed her career, troubled childhood, marriage and other typical areas of conversation and then ventured into politics and, of course, Donald Trump. I would have voted for him because, even though he was offensive, he seemed honest. Do you want straight or polite? Not that you shouldnt be able to have both. If I were voting, I just...
  • Trump's revenge: US crude oil floods European markets in blow to OPEC and Russia

    04/24/2018 7:42:20 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 90 replies
    UK Express Finance News ^ | 4-24-18 | Darius McQuaid
    THE United States is flooding the European markets with record amounts crude oil as US producers seize on Russia and the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) pact to cut output resulting in soaring oil prices. US crude oil is seen as the cheaper option as the OPEC and Russia pact begins to bite after agreeing jointly to oil output jointly by 1.8million barrels per day (bpd) help rebalance the market and to help elevate the benchmark Brent prices. Now, the relatively high prices brought about by that pact, coupled with surging US output, are making it harder to...
  • Brexit-bashing peers vote to bind UK judges to EU court decisions FOREVER

    04/23/2018 11:27:10 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies ^ | April 23, 2018 | Harry Cole
    Theresa May hit by another bruising defeat by the unelected members of Parliament's upper chamber - this time on 'fundamental rights'
  • Corbyn's Labour Party is ashamed to say 'England' for fear of appealing to racists, a party report

    04/23/2018 9:49:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 05:17 EDT, 23 April 2018 | Kate Ferguson
    Jeremy Corbyns Labour Party is ashamed to say England for fear of appealing to racists, a damning party report says. The English Labour Network set up by Labour moderate MPs ordered a study to look at how to champion patriotism. But the group, which was founded last year, found that Labour is too scared to mention England, or celebrate St. Georges Day which is today. The report warns: Labours biggest single problem is we often dont mention England even when talking about England. It adds: Some activists are uncertain about celebrating St. Georges Day or reflecting English...
  • Desert Rats photo album charting units journey from N. Africa to Germany in WWII

    04/23/2018 7:43:01 PM PDT · by Postman Pat · 6 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 23 April 2018 | Connor Boyd
    A Desert Rat's captivating photo album charting the iconic army unit's epic journey from the North African desert to Germany in the Second World War is being auctioned off. Sergeant Ronald Jenner, of the 7th Armoured Division, fought in North Africa, the Middle East, Italy, France, Holland, Belgium and Germany. His armoured car was one of the first to enter Tripoli during the North African campaign when the city was captured by the Allies in January 1943.
  • Trump hosts French president for 1st state visit

    04/22/2018 10:44:02 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 19 replies ^ | Apr 22, 2018 | ABC News
    Their relationship began with a show of machismo - an extended, white-knuckle handshake on their first meeting last year in Belgium. Emmanuel Macron had reportedly studied Donald Trumps style of domineering power-grabbing handshakes, apparently prepared to avoid being outdone by his counterpart. Instead, it was President Trump who at one point in the 5-second-long handshake attempted to withdraw his hand from Macron's firm grasp. The maneuver marked the start of what has become a close partnership between the two leaders, who recently joined forces along with the United Kingdom to strike Syria earlier this month. "It's no secret that President...
  • British woman found guilty for posting 'racist' Snap Dogg lyrics on Instagram (UK thought crime)

    04/22/2018 7:17:18 PM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 20 replies
    A British teenager was punished by a court after she posted allegedly racist lyrics from rapper Snap Dogg that said "kill a snitch n---a, rob a rich n---a." Chelsea Russell, a 19-year-old from Liverpool, argued that the words from the song "I'm Trippin" were not offensive, and that she had posted them in memory of a 13-year-old boy who was killed in a car crash last summer. But the lyrics on Russell's Instagram biography, which any other user can see, were reported to police last year and transferred to a unit for hate crimes over the alleged racism, according to...
  • EU and Mexico agree new free trade pact

    04/21/2018 5:40:31 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | APRIL 21, 2018 | Philip Blenkinsop
    The European Union and Mexico reached an agreement on Saturday on a new free trade deal, a coup for both parties in the face of increased protectionism from the United States under President Donald Trump. Since its plans for a trade alliance with the United States were frozen after Trumps election victory, the EU has focused instead on trying to champion open markets and seal accords with other like-minded countries. The agreement in principle with Mexico follows a deal struck last year with Japan and comes ahead of talks next week with the Mercosur bloc of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and...
  • An open letter to the US Congress: dont let Trump rip up the Iran deal

    04/21/2018 7:38:32 PM PDT · by Innovative · 41 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Apr. 21. 2018 | Richard Bacon, Omid Nouripour, Delphine O
    For more than a decade, we Europeans, Americans, and the international community have feared the imminent threat of a nuclear-armed Iran. To counter this threat and make the Middle East a safer place, the international community came together, using the might of diplomatic negotiations and the force of sanctions, agreed by most of the major economic powers. After 13 years of joint diplomatic effort, we reached a major breakthrough and signed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), an agreement between Iran, France, the UK, Germany, the US, China, and Russia, regarding Tehrans nuclear programme. With that, we...
  • RUSSIA'S WARNING: Putin tells students living in UK 'Come home IMMEDIATELY'

    04/21/2018 9:09:55 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies ^ | Fri, Apr 20, 2018 | Will Stewart
    The threat of security problems and provocations in the wake of the Skripals' poisoning means they should flee now and move to the wild east of Russia. A campaign aimed at bringing home young people studying in the UK and other Western countries has been launched by an official group representing former Soviet states. They are told that there are excellent opportunities in the far east of Siberia instead of London - but the plan has been mocked on social media. In recent years some of Russias brightest students, as well as high-flying financial and technological graduates, have gravitated to...
  • Last Ditch Efforts by Iran Lobby to Save Nuclear Deal Wasted

    04/21/2018 8:41:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | April 21, 2018 | James Lee
    The Iran lobby is digging deep in an effort to drum up support from anyone and anywhere to preserve the Iran nuclear deal including circulating a letter from members of the French, British and German parliaments addressed to the U.S. Congress.The letter is rife with the same common misperceptions that the Iran lobby has worked hard to foist on an unsuspecting world. None have done as much spadework in engineering this plethora of fake news than the National Iranian American Council.Among thecommon misperceptions in the letter are:The only reason we were able to achieve this breakthrough is that we stood...
  • Leading Surgeon Says Violence in Khans London Like South Africa, Predicts Summer of Carnage'

    04/21/2018 7:02:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 61 replies ^ | 4/21/2018 | Virginia Hale
    Londons crime wave will develop into carnage come summer, a leading trauma surgeon has predicted, warning ultra-violence in the capital is the new normal. Dr Martin Griffiths, a consultant surgeon at Barts Health NHS Trust, said soaring knife and gun crime has resulted in London looking more like South Africa, or inner-city U.S. with regards to the rate of attacks. If it was hot weather right now, it would be carnage. When it gets a few degrees warmer, its going to be taxing. Its going to be difficult, he told The Times.
  • Romania to Move Embassy to Jerusalem: Netanyahu Promises Six More to Follow

    04/20/2018 9:48:03 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 8 replies
    BIN ^ | 4/20/18 | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    After meeting last week with Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely last week, a Romanian politician has announced their nation will be moving their embassy to Jerusalem. This will make Romania the fourth nation to do so and the first European Union country to break ranks and recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă, a Social Democrat, proposed the move to his government last Wednesday, April 11, and the process moved forward quickly. In an interview with the Romanian TV channel ANTENA 3 on Thursday, Israeli Independence Day, Liviu Dragnea, the president of the Chamber of Deputies...
  • ...HMS St Albans escorts Russian frigate Yaroslav Mudry as it passes close to British coast

    04/20/2018 8:11:17 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    The Sun ^ | 20th April 2018, 7:51 pm | David Willetts, Defence Editor, and Brittany Vonow
    A RUSSIAN warship was tracked by the Royal Navy as it passed close to the UK coastline today. Russian frigate Yaroslav Mudry was closely watched by HMS St Albans as it made its way through the English Channel and Dover Strait as tensions between the UK and Russia continue to simmer.
  • Progressives Heads Explode as Morrissey Praises Brexit, Attacks Halal Meat

    04/20/2018 5:26:33 PM PDT · by ethom · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Apr 2018 | by JAMES DELINGPOLE
    For maybe the first time in their deluded, cosseted, snowflake bubble lives, progressive music fans are finally getting a taste of something that conservative music fans have to put up with all the time: the misery of discovering that your pop icon hero just doesnt share your politics. Enter Morrissey singer-songwriter, formerly of arguably the Eighties greatest indie rock band The Smiths who has just killed the dreams and hopes of an entire progressive generation by saying lots of politically incorrect things in interviews and on his website. . They include: Denouncing halal meat as evil: halal slaughter...