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  • Tourists Abandon London Amid Terror Fears

    03/27/2017 1:58:12 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 27,2017 | Nick Hallett
    Tourists are abandoning London for more rural locations in Britain as fears of terrorism grow. Figures from the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) show venues outside the capital reported a significant increase in visitors last year, while attractions in London, such as the British Museum and the Natural History Museum, experienced a large fall.Amongst the most significant falls was the British Museum, which remains the most visited attraction in Britain despite a losing nearly 400,000 visitors last year, while both the Natural History Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum each lost 12 per cent of their visitors in...
  • Thousands demonstrate in London against leaving the EU

    03/27/2017 9:25:15 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 15 replies
    Reuters news ^ | 25 March 2017
    Thousands of people marched through London on Saturday to protest against Britain leaving the European Union, just four days before Prime Minister Theresa May launches the start of the formal divorce process from the bloc it joined 44 years ago. The Unite for Europe march was due to end with a rally in Parliament Square, scene of this week's attack by British-born Islam convert Khalid Masood in which four people died. Marchers observed a minute's silence in memory of the victims at the start of the demonstration.
  • WhatsApp gave terrorists a secret place to hide and refuses to hand over London attacker's messages

    03/27/2017 5:30:38 AM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 27 March 2017 | Gordon Rayner
    Shortened title. Full title: WhatsApp accused of giving terrorists 'a secret place to hide' as it refuses to hand over London attacker's messages Amber Rudd has vowed to “call time” on internet firms who give terrorists “a place to hide” as it emerged security services are powerless to access Westminster attacker Adrian Ajao’s final WhatsApp message. The Home Secretary said it was “completely unacceptable” that Whats App – which is owned by Facebook – was enabling terrorists to communicate “in secret”, knowing the police and security services will not be able to read their encrypted communications. She has summoned WhatsApp,...
  • Grooming Victim Whose Life Was Destroyed [by Moslem rapist] Slams Rotherham Authorities

    03/26/2017 9:30:04 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Mar 2017 | VIRGINIA HALE
    Rotherham grooming victim Sammy Woodhouse has said she was “betrayed” by authorities in the town, who failed to act on the violent child rapist for fear of “being perceived as racist”. Now campaigning for other victims of sexual abuse, she said she was “just one of dozens of girls… exploited and viewed as white trash” in Rotherham by Arshid Hussain, a drug dealer ten years her senior from a notorious family of criminals. “He took everything from me: my loving family, my future, my friends”, Woodhouse told the Mail, recalling that she had “just turned 14” when the then 24...
  • Russia builds 'unstoppable' 4,600mph missile that could destroy Royal Navy's new carriers

    03/26/2017 6:53:13 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 92 replies
    Mirror, U.K. ^ | Mar 25, 2017 | SEAN RAYMENT
    Russia has developed an “unstoppable” hypersonic missile capable of destroying the Royal Navy’s most sophisticated warships, the Sunday People can reveal. Kremlin military chiefs claim they have built an anti-ship cruise missile capable of travelling at between five and six times the speed of sound - 3,800 mph to 4,600mph. Now experts fear the missile, called the Zircon, could sink the Royal Navy ’s two new £6bn state-of-the air aircraft carriers in a single strike. The missile flies more than twice the speed of a sniper’s bullet and is almost impossible to stop. The cruise missile is powered by a...
  • Wirral gas explosion now being treated as criminal investigation

    03/26/2017 1:14:14 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 11 replies
    gas explosion which obliterated a Wirral dance studio in Merseyside is now being treated as a criminal investigation. Merseyside Police confirmed the incident is a police matter and they are working with the National Grid, Wirral Council and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service to establish how the blast occurred. An official statement from the force said they are still working to “ensure the area is made safe and that residents are able to return to their homes or collect belongings”.
  • Ministers face battle over bid to use 'Henry VIII' powers to scrap swathes of EU legislation…[tr]

    03/26/2017 10:07:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 12:50 EDT, 26 March 2017 | James Tapsfield
    Ministers are braced for a battle over plans to ditch a swathe of EU laws using “Henry VIII” powers. The government is set to unveil details of the “Great Repeal Bill” this week, part of the formal process of cutting ties with Brussels. The legislation will convert all EU law on to the UK statute books. But ministers also want to be able to adapt the laws as they are repatriated without full scrutiny by parliament. Jeremy Corbyn indicated that Labour will oppose the plans today, saying government should not be extending executive powers used by a “dictatorial and anti-democratic”...
  • PETER HITCHENS: There's one thing that may stop these 'terror' attacks-but no one wants to know

    03/26/2017 7:12:15 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 49 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | 3/26/2017 | Peter Hitchens
    The more we boast about how calm, tough and united we are, the more we prove it is not so. The official response to Wednesday's events looked like panic and over-reaction to me Just as in the days after Diana died, we have become a nation of unreasoning weepers, laying flowers, lowering flag and lighting candles, and congratulating ourselves on how wonderful we are, while not thinking at all.... I suspect there is a large minority, perhaps a majority, gritting its teeth and stifling dissent-for fear that a temporary dictatorship of grief will punish them...... ...many of these actions are...
  • Two knives found after car ploughs down pedestrians in Islington, London - several injured

    03/26/2017 6:46:08 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 42 replies
    Sunday Express ^ | 26 March 17 | Vincent Wood
    A CAR ploughed through a crowd of pedestrians in Islington, London, with police finding two knives at the scene near the Old Queen's Head pub. At least three people have been taken to hospital following the incident which happened just before 11pm on Saturday outside the Old Queen’s Head pub on Essex Road – an area with many bars and restaurants. Two men, who tried to run away from the scene, have been arrested on suspicion of GBH with intent and possession of points and blades after knives were found on the scene. Metropolitan Police say they are not treating...
  • Thousands of Berliners, Brits march in anti-Brexit protest

    03/25/2017 8:45:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 25 March 2017 15:44 CET+01:00 | Emma Anderson
    On the 60th anniversary of the start of the European Union, at least 3,500 demonstrators in Berlin joined an international protest to show their opposition to the UK leaving its member states behind. As British Prime Minister Theresa May prepares to trigger Article 50 next week, setting into motion negotiations for an EU without the UK, thousands in Berlin and other major cities took to the streets on Saturday, marking 60 years since the Treaties of Rome laid the foundations for the modern-day Union. Brexit has been largely viewed as unpopular in Germany even before the referendum vote last summer,...
  • Embassy Confirms UK Attacker Had Been in Saudi Arabia

    03/25/2017 5:20:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Khaleej Times ^ | March 25, 2017
    The embassy says he wasn't tracked by Saudi security services and didn't have a criminal record there. The Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in London says that the Westminster attacker was in the country three times and taught English there. A statement released late Friday says Khalid Masood taught English in Saudi Arabia from November 2005 to November 2006 and again from April 2008 to April 2009.
  • Liverpool explosion: Reports of two buildings destroyed (United Kingdom)

    03/25/2017 3:27:55 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 116 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 26th March 2017
    BREAKING: A large explosion has shocked the British city of Liverpool awake, with reports of two buildings having collapsed. The explosion happened in the Wirral area of Merseyside, alongside the river Mersey. Initial reports from the scene report the streets littered with debris and bricks.
  • Maher Clashes with Panel on Islamic Terrorism: ‘Are There Christian Terrorist Armies?’

    03/25/2017 12:08:42 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 47 replies
    Mediaite ^ | March 24, 2017 | Josh Feldman
    Discussing the London terrorist attack, Bill Maher and his panel tonight ended up clashing in their views of Islamic terrorism with Maher’s asserting that people can’t say it has “nothing to do with Islam.” ... “Every time some bomb goes off, before it goes off,” Maher said, “somebody yells ‘Allahu Akbar.’ I never hear anybody go ‘Merry Christmas. This one’s for the flying nun.'” ...
  • Britain’s Response To Terror Threat: Keep 90 Percent Of Police Officers Unarmed

    03/25/2017 11:23:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3/24/2017 | Jacob Bojesson
    The officer stabbed in Wednesday’s terror attack in London was unarmed, like more than 90 percent of the British police force. Ketih Palmer, 48, was stabbed to death while guarding the entrance to the British Houses of Parliament unarmed. Just 2,800 out of London’s 31,075 police officers are armed, which the police force considers a safety measure. A cornerstone principle of the Metropolitan Police in London is that guns send the wrong message to communities by provoking crime rather than preventing it. Most officers are only equipped with batons, handcuffs, a mace and in some cases, stun-guns. A small number...
  • Brexit 'clears way' for German domination claims Heseltine

    03/25/2017 9:17:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    BBC News ^ | 24 March 2017
    The UK is handing control of Europe’s destiny to Germany by leaving the EU, Lord Heseltine has claimed. The Tory peer, sacked as a government adviser after defying the whip over Brexit, said the Germans had lost World War Two but the UK was now giving them the “opportunity to win the peace”. “I find that quite unacceptable,” he told the House Magazine. […] Not only would Brexit alter the balance of power in Europe, he suggested that for many people of his generation, the UK’s decision might be regarded as a betrayal of the country’s fight against the Nazis....
  • New fleet of £8bn Royal Navy warships to be fitted with launchers that CANNOT fire British missiles

    03/24/2017 8:50:18 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 21 replies
    The Sun ^ | 27th February 2017 | CHRIS POLLARD
    WARSHIPS MISFIRE New fleet of £8bn Royal Navy warships to be fitted with launchers that CANNOT fire British missiles A FLEET of new Royal Navy warships costing £8billion is being fitted with missile launchers that cannot fire British missiles, it emerged yesterday. The Type 26 Global Combat frigates have been designed with an American missile system for which the navy has no ammo. Critics say it will cost a fortune to buy new Tomahawk missiles which can be used with the MK-41 silos – and cast doubt on whether it will happen at all. The Ministry of Defence’s £178billion ten-year...
  • Gairloch musicians drum up historic pipe band victory

    03/24/2017 1:49:38 PM PDT · by ConorMacNessa · 6 replies
    Ross-Shire Journal ^ | 18 March 2017
    A team of young musicians from Gairloch High School came away with their first competition win last weekend by taking first place in the Debut B competition at the Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championships in Edinburgh.   The Championships were established in 2013 with the main aims of encouraging the formation of new schools pipe bands, celebrating Scotland’s musical tradition and the talent of young people.   Pipers and drummers, led by S6 pupil Fraser Wotherspoon, played two marches in front of a panel of expert judges who granted them unanimous first place across both piping and drumming.   This...
  • PICS: Londoners Remember Attack Victims in Trafalgar Square Vigil

    03/24/2017 6:13:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 24, 2017 | Nick Hallett
    Crowds gathered in London’s Trafalgar Square Thursday night to express solidarity with those killed and injured in Wednesday’s Westminster terror attack.
  • Pay us £50bn or we'll cause air traffic chaos and stop goods at the border, warns the EU: Chief…[tr]

    03/23/2017 4:05:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 15:03 EDT, 23 March 2017 | Jason Groves
    Brussels last night made an extraordinary threat to disrupt flights to Europe and hold British goods at the border if the UK refuses to pay a £50 billion Brexit divorce bill. The EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier said the UK would pay a heavy price if it tried to walk away from the EU without paying for its “responsibilities”. In a mocking speech, he quoted Winston Churchill, saying: “The price of greatness is responsibility.” Government lawyers have told Theresa May that the UK has no duty to pay a penny towards the EU’s ongoing costs after leaving. A report by...
  • Londoners chalk defiant peace messages in Trafalgar Square ahead of a candlelit vigil [tr]

    03/23/2017 12:11:32 PM PDT · by C19fan · 69 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 23, 2017 | Charlie Moore and Alex Matthews
    Hundreds of defiant Londoners gathered in Trafalgar Square tonight for a candlelit vigil to remember the Westminster terror attack victims. In a moving tribute to the police officer and two members of the public killed by terrorist Khalid Masood, tourists and locals alike held up flickering candles in the twilight. The vigil was organised by London Mayor Sadiq Khan who invited people to come together to pay their respects from 6pm.
  • Climate change helped cause Brexit, says Al Gore

    03/23/2017 11:49:19 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    The Independent | March 23, 2017 | by Ian Johnston
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  • 'Pray for a Muslim ban': Pauline Hanson urges supporters to respond to London's Westminster....

    03/23/2017 10:42:37 AM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 23, 2017 | Lucy Mae Beers For Daily Mail Australia
    FULL TITLE: 'Pray for a Muslim ban': Pauline Hanson urges supporters to respond to London's Westminster terror attack by demanding an end to Islamic migration in Australia One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has urged Australians to use the hashtag 'pray for a Muslim ban' in the wake of London's Westminster terror attack. In a video posted to her Facebook page on Thursday, the Queensland senator took aim at London's first Muslim mayor, Sadiq Khan, for comments he made in September about terror attacks bring 'part and parcel of living in a big city'. 'People are feeling sorry for people over...
  • London attack: American Kurt Cochran, from Utah, killed

    03/23/2017 10:12:06 AM PDT · by Third Person · 25 replies
    BBC news ^ | March 23rd, 2017 | Staff
    An American man has been named as one of the victims of Wednesday's deadly attack in London, Kurt Cochran, 54 and from Utah, died in the attack and his wife Melissa was seriously hurt, their family has said. They were celebrating a 25th wedding anniversary and also visiting Melissa's parents, who work on a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints mission. They were struck when the attacker drove a car over Westminster Bridge, near the Houses of Parliament. So-called Islamic State has said it was behind the attack, which left four people dead, including the attacker. Eight people have...
  • Theresa May says ‘Islamist’ Westminster Attack ‘Not Islamic’

    03/23/2017 10:24:33 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 96 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/23/17 | Liam Deacon
    The Prime Minister has said the “Islamist” attack on Parliament was not “Islamic” and Islam is a “great faith”. Taking on the role of a theologian, Theresa May insisted: “It is wrong to describe this as Islamic terrorism. It is Islamist terrorism. It is a perversion of a great faith.” Speaking in Parliament, she also said the attack showed “the importance of all of our faiths working together, and recognising the values that we share”. Adding: “This act of terror was not an act of faith. It was a perversion; a warped ideology, which leads to an act of terrorism...
  • Trump says Utah man killed in London terrorist attack was a 'great American'

    03/23/2017 10:01:25 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 19 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 3/23/17 | Alex Pappas
    President Trump on Thursday reacted to the news that a Utah man was killed in Wednesday's terrorist attack outside Parliament, saying: "A great American, Kurt Cochran, was killed in the London terror attack." "My prayers and condolences are with his family and friends," Trump tweeted.
  • Welcome to London: (snip)the truth is that we can’t go on like this, says KATIE HOPKINS

    03/23/2017 8:16:38 AM PDT · by Truth29 · 42 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 22, 2017 | Katie Hopkins
    They stood in the centre of Brussels. Row on row. Hands held high, making hearts to the heavens. Showing the slaughtered they were not forgotten. Reminding themselves they were here with love. Looking to show humanity wins. That love conquers all. They lay in the centre of London, face down where they fell. Stabbed by a knife, rammed with a car, flung, broken, into the Thames, life bleeding out on the curb. And the news came thick and fast. An injured woman is assisted after a man drove a 4x4 into pedestrians along Westminster Bridge on Wednesday afternoon (snip) A...
  • London attack: Westminster terrorist named as British-born Khalid Masood [tr]

    03/23/2017 8:50:08 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 56 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 23 MARCH 2017 | Danny Boyle
    The man police believe to be responsible for the terrorist attack in Westminster has been formally identified as Khalid Masood. Scotland Yard named the 52-year-old after Islamic State claimed that the Westminster terrorist who brought bloodshed to the heart of London was a "soldier" of the terror group.
  • Jihadi Attack in London, UK Vows to Defend 'Tolerance'(DOH!)

    03/23/2017 8:01:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | 3/23/2017 | Robert Spencer
    Yet in her own response to the attack, UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd said: “The British people will be united in working together to defeat those who would harm our shared values. Values of democracy, tolerance and the rule of law. Values symbolised by the Houses of Parliament. Values that will never be destroyed.” To speak about “tolerance” with several people dead at the hands of an Islamic jihadist in London is to signal that it will be business as usual in Theresa May’s Britain: nothing will be done to confront the ideology that incites its adherents to violence and...
  • Westminster attack: American named as third victim

    03/23/2017 7:21:10 AM PDT · by PotatoHeadMick · 27 replies
    Sky News ^ | March 23 | Bethany Minelle
    The third victim of the Westminster terror has been named as American, Kurt Cochran. His sister Shantell Payne has posted a tribute to her brother on Facebook: She wrotes: "With a heavy heart I must pass the sad news of our beautiful brother, father, husband, son and friend Kurt Cochran, he could not overcome the injuries he received in the London terror attacks. "This pain is so heart wrenching and raw it has rocked our family and all that knew him to its core.
  • London attack: Seven held after Westminster attack

    03/23/2017 1:36:13 AM PDT · by Enchante · 95 replies
    BBC ^ | March 23, 2017 | Staff
    Seven arrests have been made in raids following the Westminster attack that left four dead, police have said. Acting Deputy Commissioner and Head of Counter Terrorism Mark Rowley said hundreds of detectives have worked through the night, carrying out searches at six addresses.
  • Shia LaBeouf's anti-Trump exhibit relocates again

    03/22/2017 6:58:03 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 42 replies
    PageSix.com ^ | 22 Mar 17 | Gabrielle Fonrouge
    Actor Shia LaBeouf is taking his controversial anti-President Trump art installation across the pond, claiming America isn’t “safe enough” for his work. The “He Will Not Divide Us” webcam exhibit has been adopted by the Liverpool-based Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, the group said Tuesday.
  • LaBeouf Taking Anti-Trump Project to England Because ‘America Not Safe Enough’

    03/22/2017 6:56:15 PM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 3/22/17 | Trey Sanchez
    In a statement released a day before a terrorist attack struck in the heart of London, actor-turned-crazy-man Shia LaBeouf has announced he is relocating his “art project” to England because America just isn’t safe enough. LaBeouf’s webcam installation “He Will Not Divide Us” began at the New York’s Museum of the Moving Image on Inauguration Day with the intent of staying there for the duration of Donald Trump’s presidency, but was removed by the museum less than a month later after the camera was constantly swarmed by ne’er-do-wells and trolls.  The project found a new home in Albuquerque, but after...
  • Farage derides Khan’s 'part and parcel of life' terror remarks after London terror attack

    03/22/2017 5:42:28 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 30 replies
    Express ^ | Mar 22, 2017 | Joe Barnes
    Farage derides Khan’s 'part and parcel of life' terror remarks after London terror attack NIGEL FARAGE has decried comments made by Sadiq Khan prior to the London terror attack outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster on Wednesday afternoon. By Joe Barnes PUBLISHED: 21:42, Wed, Mar 22, 2017 | UPDATED: 22:31, Wed, Mar 22, 2017 Farage backs police and security services following attack The London Mayor previously claimed terror attacks are “part and parcel” of living in a modern city such as London, something the former Ukip leader strongly disagreed with. Five people, including an armed police officer – named...
  • Tory Minister Tobias Ellwood Gave CPR To Dying Police Officer (value of military training)

    03/22/2017 3:48:56 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 20 replies
    LBC ^ | 22nd March 2017
    Foreign Office Minister Tobias Ellwood is being hailed as a hero after trying to save the life of the police officer stabbed in the Westminster terror attack. Mr Ellwood, a former soldier, ran to the officer when he was stabbed just inside the gates of Parliament. He gave him mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and stemmed the blood flow, before waiting with him until the air ambulance landed in Parliament Square. The police officer sadly died at the scene. He was later pictured with blood on his face as he spoke to emergency services. Mr Ellwood has been a Minister in the Foreign...
  • …Donald Trump Jnr slams London mayor Sadiq Khan for saying ‘terror attacks are part of living in…

    03/22/2017 2:01:58 PM PDT · by markomalley · 40 replies
    The Sun ^ | 3/22/17 | Sam Webb
    US President Donald Trump’s son has slammed the Mayor of London for saying terror attacks are “part of living in a big city” as his father called the Parliament attack “big news”.Donald Trump Jnr tweeted a link to a story from the Independent about comments made by London Mayor Sadiq Khan in September.Mr Khan said he believes the threat of terror attacks are “part and parcel of living in a big city”.
  • ISIS and ISLAMIST Websites Celebrate “Blessed” London Terrorist Attack

    03/22/2017 2:26:20 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/22/17 | Jim Hoft
    ISLAMISTS CELEBRATE LONDON TERROR ATTACK–The UK was hit with a serious terrorist attack on Wednesday. At least two people are dead. There was a knife attack outside of Parliament and a terrorist mowed down several pedestrians with his car nearby on Westminster Bridge. Here is the first photo of the bearded terrorist. Here's the "Asian" terrorist in London. pic.twitter.com/w3HeqQ8svs— CHARTER (@TrueCharter) March 22, 2017 Islamists are celebrating the London attack. Translated: Supporters of the #EstadoIslámico begin to “celebrate” what happened in #London Simpatizantes del #EstadoIslámico empiezan a "celebrar" lo ocurrido en #Londres, habrá que esperar si #Amaq lo reivindica pic.twitter.com/Y6YWl6Vwgt—...
  • London Attacker's Name Surfaces (Abu Izzadean)

    03/22/2017 11:37:32 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 75 replies
    Thestreet ^ | 3/22/17 | Giavonni Bruno
    Reports are circulating that the terrorist responsible for the attacks outside the Palace of Westminster in London today is hate preacher Abu Izzadeen Trevor Brooks from Clapton in Hackney.
  • NBC Reporter Fears London Terror Will ‘Put Wind in the Sails’ of ‘Right-Wing Movement’

    03/22/2017 11:04:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 131 replies
    MRC News Busters ^ | March 22, 2017 | Kyle Drennen
    During MSNBC’s live breaking news coverage of the suspected terrorist attacks in London on Wednesday, NBC News reporter Matt Bradley reported via phone from the British capital and was more worried about the violence helping conservative politicians than he was about the victims: “We've seen this rise of a kind of a right-wing movement here and throughout Europe. And this is only going to put wind in the sails of those who would say that this is an issue that needs to be looked at, that needs to be examined in terms of refugees.”
  • BREAKING NEWS: At least two dead and several 'catastrophically injured' [Photo of Perp]

    03/22/2017 9:48:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 140 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 22, 2017 | Richard Spillett, Tim Sculthorpe, Alexander Robertson, and Mark Duell
    At least two people are dead after a terror attacker brought carnage to central London today, mowing down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before attacking police with a knife in the grounds of the Houses of Parliament. More than 12 people are said to have been hit by a vehicle on the bridge after a 4x4 drove into pedestrians and cyclists before crashing into the gates of Parliament. An intruder, described by a witness as 'middle-aged and Asian', then managed to break into the grounds of the Parliament and stabbed a police officer before he was shot. The policeman is thought...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Police shoot man’ at parliament after car mows down five people

    03/22/2017 8:10:30 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 45 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 22,2017 | By Tim Sculthorpe
    Full title BREAKING NEWS: Police shoot ‘knife wielding man’ at parliament after car mows down five people on Westminster Bridge then crashes into railings Armed Police have opened fire and shot an intruder inside the grounds of the Houses of Parliament. Several shots were fired at around 2.35pm moments after a loud bang was heard inside the Palace estate. Three bodies were visible on the floor and the Palace was placed on an immediate lock down. The House of Commons was suspended by Deputy Speaker Lindsay Hoyle. MPs have been ordered to wait inside the Commons chamber. People outside the...
  • UK Parliament attack: man shot after police officer stabbed at House of Commons - Politics live

    03/22/2017 8:27:25 AM PDT · by Cronos · 42 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 22 Mar 2017 | Andrew Sparrow
    ajor security alert at Westminster after at least one person shot after police officer attacked outside House of Commons The aftermath of the apparent knife attack, which seemingly saw the attacker shot by police, could be seen in Old Palace Yard, the courtyard directly outside parliament. At least one person could be seen prone on the ground, tended do by ambulance staff. An air ambulance landed on the grass of Parliament Square, and medical crews rushed in. However, they soon stepped back, and there was no sign of anyone being taken away. While police looked clam, dozens of armed officers...
  • Breaking: Shots fired, explosion outside UK Parliament

    03/22/2017 7:47:58 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 428 replies
  • Prince Charles Wept the Night Before His Wedding as He Felt ‘Pressured’ into Marrying Diana

    03/21/2017 8:14:51 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 83 replies
    People Magazine ^ | March 20, 2017 | Maria Mercedes Lara
    In July 1981, the night before his glamorous wedding to Princess Diana, Prince Charles reportedly wept as he was still torn about his feelings for his former girlfriend (and then-mistress) Camilla Parker-Bowles. According to Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life, a new biography of the Prince of Wales by royal writer Sally Bedell Smith, Charles felt pressured into his marriage to Diana — and he was still torn abut his love for the then-married Camilla.
  • UK watchdog probes Nigel Farage over Sweden rape comments

    03/21/2017 6:14:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 21 March 2017 12:17 CET+01:00 | Lee Roden
    UKIP politician Nigel Farage is being investigated by the UK’s broadcasting standards authority OfCom over an edition of his LBC radio show where he claimed there had been a “dramatic rise in sexual crime” in Sweden due to the intake of refugees. Farage made the comments on the February 20th edition of his LBC show, where he also claimed that Malmö had the highest number of rapes in Europe thanks to “EU migrant policies”. “Sweden has taken in more young male migrants than any other country in Europe and there has been a dramatic rise in sexual crime in Sweden,...
  • U.K. follows U.S. with laptop ban on some flights from Mideast

    03/21/2017 11:51:57 AM PDT · by Enchante · 18 replies
    CNN.com ^ | March 21, 2017 | Charles Riley
    The United Kingdom has followed the United States in preventing passengers on flights from some countries in the Middle East and Africa from carrying devices such as laptops and tablets in the cabin. The restrictions affect 14 airlines, six of which are based in the U.K. As in the U.S., the ban covers any electronic devices larger than a typical smartphone.
  • Trump's ban and five other ways Hawaii has made a mark in America

    03/21/2017 12:15:03 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 21 replies
    BBC World News ^ | 21 March 2017 | Katie Shepherd
    A federal judge in Hawaii has ordered that President Donald Trump's travel ban be halted. How else has this island state influenced the rest of the country?
  • BBC is 'failing in its duty to be impartial over Brexit'

    03/21/2017 1:01:32 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 36 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | March 21, 2017 | Kevin Rawlinson
    The BBC is failing in its duty to be impartial over Brexit, a group of parliamentarians has claimed. In a letter to senior BBC figures, they said the broadcaster had characterised Britain as xenophobic and focused too much on regretful leave voters. The 76-strong group, made up mainly of Conservative MPs and including former cabinet ministers, warned the BBC’s director general, Tony Hall, and the incoming chair of its new governing body, David Clementi, that the broadcaster’s future might be in jeopardy if it was not seen as neutral.
  • Fox News suspends Andrew Napolitano over British spying claim

    03/20/2017 5:48:02 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 307 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | • 3/20/17 8:39 PM | EDDIE SCARRY (@ESCARRY)
    Fox News has indefinitely removed contributor Andrew Napolitano from its programming, following an unsubstantiated claim he made on air last week and that was refuted by U.S. intelligence officials, according to a report. The Los Angeles Times reported Monday that Napolitano has not made any appearances on Fox since last Thursday.
  • Who the Hell Would Vote for Marine Le Pen?

    03/20/2017 5:29:21 AM PDT · by Spiridon · 7 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 3/17/2017 | Erin Zaleski
    Five years ago Davy Rodriguez de Olivera couldn't have conceived of voting for Marine Le Pen. The then teenager was a staunch young leftist who campaigned for the far-left candidate Jean-Luc Melanchon in the 2012 presidential elections, and proudly posted an image of a vintage Socialist Party poster on his Facebook account. Today, Rodriguez is 23 and the deputy director of the Front National de la Jeunesse (FNJ), the youth wing of Marine Le Pen's far-right National Front.
  • Britain to trigger Article 50 'EU divorce process' on March 29

    03/20/2017 5:12:38 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 14 replies
    Euronews ^ | March 20, 2017 | Reuters
    The British government has said it will trigger Article 50, formally starting the process of leaving the European Union, on March 29. The move will start the clock ticking on a two-year countdown to Brexit and allow negotiations to start between London and Brussels in the coming weeks.