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  • [UK Foreign Sec'y Boris] Johnson to say Trump has an 'absolute duty' to protect America

    10/22/2017 7:29:03 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Sky News ^ | 10/23/17 | Alistair Bunkall
    The US President has "an absolute duty" to protect America from nuclear attack and North Korea must "change course", Boris Johnson will say today. The Foreign Secretary will use a keynote speech on international security at Chatham House's conference in London to urge Kim Jong Un to rethink his threats."Kim and the world need to understand that when the 45th President of the United States contemplates a regime led by a man who not only threatens to reduce New York to 'ashes', but who stands on the verge of acquiring the power to make good on his threat, I am...
  • UK Authorities Not Prosecuting Islamic State Returnees to Avoid Creating a ‘Lost Generation’

    10/22/2017 3:29:43 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Oct 2017 | JACK MONTGOMERY
    A senior government adviser has told the BBC that the authorities are not prosecuting many Islamic State volunteers, believing they should be reintegrated rather than punished. Max Hill QC, who acts as the government’s Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation, told Radio 4 that “we do have a significant number [of Islamic State volunteers] already back in this country who have previously gone to Iraq and Syria” — currently estimated at something over 400. “That means that the authorities have looked at them, and looked at them hard, and decided that they do not justify prosecution, and really we should be...
  • PETER HITCHENS: A smacking ban? It may come back and slap us in the face

    10/22/2017 5:09:10 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 20 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | 10/22/2017 | Peter Hitchens
    I am sure that being smacked (very seldom, as it has happened) did me some harm, though I am equally sure there are some people who think I should have been smacked more than I was. But the question is whether banning smacking will do more harm than allowing it. And that is much more complicated. No person actively wants to smack a child. But a lot of sane, kind people have sometimes thought it wise to do so....... I'm not talking about the angry and obviously damaging violence you sometimes see in supermarkets, where an exasperated and furious parent,...
  • UK Authorities Not Prosecuting Islamic State Returnees to Avoid Creating a ‘Lost Generation’

    10/21/2017 12:26:50 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/21/17 | Jack Montgomery
    A senior government adviser has told the BBC that the authorities are not prosecuting many Islamic State volunteers, believing they should be reintegrated rather than punished. Max Hill QC, who acts as the government’s Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation, told Radio 4 that “we do have a significant number [of Islamic State volunteers] already back in this country who have previously gone to Iraq and Syria” — currently estimated at something over 400. “That means that the authorities have looked at them, and looked at them hard, and decided that they do not justify prosecution, and really we should be...
  • Brexit Talks: EU Leaders Soften Their Stance to Save Theresa May

    10/21/2017 12:05:32 PM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10-21-2017 | Michael van der Galien
    European Union leaders have softened their stance on the Brexit talks with Prime Minister Theresa May out of fear that prolonged problems may bring down her government. According to the British newspaper the Daily Telegraph, Angela Merkel now says that she has "absolutely no doubt" that the EU and the UK can both make concessions. That's new. Until now, Merkel and her friends made clear that they would not take a step back. The UK would have to give in, that was all. Now, suddenly, it's this: "If we are all clear in our minds, I have absolutely no doubt...
  • Theresa May’s Deputy Is Worried About MPs Being Murdered Over ‘Fake News’, While...

    10/21/2017 4:09:51 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 10/20/17 | Raheem Kassam
    Prime Minister Theresa May’s second-in-charge, Damian Green MP, hit out at Breitbart News this week insisting that “fake news” and “increasing hatred” could lead to the assassination of another Member of Parliament, following the murder of Jo Cox on the run up to the Brexit referendum.How stupid does Green think we are? When there’s an Islamic terrorist, we’re told we have to consider “mental health” factors, but when Thomas Mair — an actual mental health sufferer — murders an MP, we are supposed to accept it outright as domestic terrorism?Of course Mair committed a terrorist act, but he was also...
  • Telegraph: UK Govt Panics, Slams Breitbart London as ‘Fake News’, ‘Dangerous’

    10/20/2017 3:42:38 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    The Daily Telegraph has reported the remarks of Damian Green, one of the most senior members of the government, as he used a speech to assembled members of the mainstream media to attack new media outlets including Breitbart News.The Telegraph reports: ‘Fake news’ spread by websites could result in another MP being murdered, Theresa May’s effective deputy Damian Green has warned. Mr Green, the First Secretary of State, said that websites which spread bile had to think more about “who is reading it and what are they going to do next”.The Cabinet Minister warned that that websites that only present one side...
  • London now more dangerous than New York City, crime stats suggest

    10/20/2017 12:56:40 PM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 20, 2017 | Martin Evans
    London is now more crime ridden and dangerous than New York City, with rape, robbery and violent offences far higher on this side of the Atlantic. The latest statistics, published earlier this week, revealed that crime across the UK was up by 13 per cent, with a surge in violence in the capital blamed for much of the increase.
  • 'White people are devils... I hate you lot': Black man launches astonishing racist rant...

    10/20/2017 7:38:55 AM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/19/17 | Katie French
    A man left commuters shocked as he launched into an astonishing racist rant after he hurled abuse at passengers on the Victoria line. The man, described as middle-aged and black, was recorded shouting: 'White people are devils, I hate you lot.' The incident happened last night during rush hour and was recorded on camera by a concerned traveller who feared he may be dangerous. In the video footage, the man can be seen sandwiched between two uncomfortable commuters as he shouts: 'White people are all alcoholics. All you care about is the pub. Nothing has happened to you ever in...
  • Fake News going crazy with wacky Congresswoman Wilson(D), who was SECRETLY on very personal call...

    10/20/2017 2:36:20 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 17 replies
    Real Donald Trump twitter account ^ | October 19, 2017 | President Donald Trump
    The Fake News is going crazy with wacky Congresswoman Wilson(D), who was SECRETLY on a very personal call, and gave a total lie on content!
  • Returning jihadis allowed back, not prosecuted ‘as not all are dangerous’ [to the UK]

    10/20/2017 2:26:50 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Westmonster ^ | 10/20/17
    The government’s terrorism watchdog has insisted that those who join ISIS abroad out of naivety shouldn’t be prosecuted when they return and indeed it seems as though hundreds already have come back. Max Hill who is the independent reviewer of terrorism legislation has said: “That means that the authorities have looked at them and looked at them hard and have decided that they do not justify prosecution.“Really we should be looking at reintegration and moving away from any notion that we are going to lose a generation from this.”Hill followed up on Twitter, insisting that MI5/police don’t prosecute some returnees because...
  • Alas, poor snowflakes: Cambridge University issues warnings about sex and violence [tr]

    10/19/2017 4:49:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 18, 2017 | Eleanor Harding
    Students at Cambridge University are being warned that they may have to study books with upsetting content – the plays of William Shakespeare. Lecturers claim the advice is to protect undergraduates’ mental health, even though several of the Bard’s works are known for their depiction of sex and violence. The ‘trigger warnings’ on timetables are to allow students to be prepared to deal with potentially offensive or upsetting content in English lectures. One lecture, titled Violence, bears a warning because its themes of ‘credulity and sympathy’ include discussion of Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus, which contains scenes of rape and cannibalism, and...
  • Class project to represent intersectionality through Lego sculpture went really well, [tr]

    10/19/2017 4:47:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    Twitchy ^ | October 18, 2017 | Brett T.
    Here’s one of those tweets that have gone viral, and this one arrives on our shores from the Centre for Gender Studies at Sussex University in the United Kingdom.
  • Trying to Unlock Brexit, Britain's Theresa May to Make Offer on EU Citizens

    10/19/2017 2:17:20 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies
    news18.com ^ | October 19, 2017 | Reuters
    Brussels: British Prime Minister Theresa May will promise on Thursday to make it as easy as possible for European Union citizens living in Britain to stay after Brexit, trying to unlock stalled talks that have spurred calls for her to walk away. Weakened by losing her Conservative Party's majority in a June election and failing to rally support at an ill-fated party conference, May had initially hoped she would regain some ground by persuading EU leaders at a two-day summit starting on Thursday to let Brexit talks move beyond matters of the divorce. But EU leaders have ruled that out,...
  • BRITISH POLICE ARREST AT LEAST 3,395 PEOPLE FOR ‘OFFENSIVE’ ONLINE COMMENTS IN ONE YEAR

    10/18/2017 8:12:19 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 42 replies
    Mixed Times ^ | October 14, 2017
    Figures obtained by The Times through the Freedom of Information Act reveal that 3,395 people across 29 forces were arrested last under section 127 of the Communications Act 2003, which makes it illegal to intentionally “cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety to another”, in 2016. The true figure is likely to be significantly higher, as thirteen police forces refused to provide the requested information and two did not provide usable data. Around half of the investigations were abandoned before being brought to prosecution, which critics say is an indication that the authorities are being excessively strict in their interpretation of...
  • NHS bans surgeries for smokers, obese people

    10/18/2017 8:34:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 57 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/18/2017 | Rick Moran
    The British National Health Service (NHS) has provoked a firestorm by temporarily banning surgeries on people who smoke, and those who are obese. Patients who smoke must quit for at least 8 weeks before non-urgent surgery and obese people must lose weight before the NHS gives the go ahead. The Telegraph: In recent years, a number of areas have introduced delays for such patients - with some told operations will be put back for months, during which time they are expected to try to lose weight or stop smoking. But the new rules, drawn up by clinical commissioning groups (CCGs)...
  • Bill Clinton mocks Brexit voters and claims they didn't realise the implications of leaving the EU

    10/18/2017 7:19:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | October 17, 2017 | Chris Pleasance
    Bill Clinton suggested that people who backed Brexit did not understand the impact of their vote as he accepted an honorary degree in Ireland on Tuesday. The former US President told Dublin City University that voters are only just starting to understand the consequences of leaving the European Union. Mimicking a voter, he said: 'Oh my God, I didn't know I was going to lose that customs thing and all these economic benefits. Why didn't anyone tell me that?' He also told the audience that Britain's decision to leave the EU was motivated by people focusing on differences, rather than...
  • NHS provokes fury with indefinite surgery ban for smokers and obese

    10/18/2017 6:48:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 89 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | October 17, 2017 | Laura Donnelly
    The NHS will ban patients from surgery indefinitely unless they lose weight or quit smoking, under controversial plans drawn up in Hertfordshire. The restrictions - thought to be the most extreme yet to be introduced by health services - immediately came under attack from the Royal College of Surgeons.
  • NHS provokes fury with indefinite surgery ban for smokers and obese (socialized medicine)

    10/18/2017 6:37:13 AM PDT · by NRx · 80 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10-18-2017 | Laura Donnelly
    The NHS will ban patients from surgery indefinitely unless they lose weight or quit smoking, under controversial plans drawn up in Hertfordshire. The restrictions - thought to be the most extreme yet to be introduced by health services - immediately came under attack from the Royal College of Surgeons. Its vice president called for an “urgent rethink” of policies which he said were “discriminatory” and went against the fundamental principles of the NHS. In recent years, a number of areas have introduced delays for such patients - with some told operations will be put back for months, during which time...
  • The Nigel Farage Show: Are the global elite trying to stop Brexit?

    10/18/2017 1:52:27 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    You Tube ^ | 10/17/2017 | OrionPrime
    (Nigel Farage at :20) ...the OECD are telling us that if we had a second referendum and we came to our senses and voted to rejoin the European Union, that that could have a significant and positive effect on the UK economy. It's also downgrading its growth forecast for the United Kingdom, down to one percent for next year because of the uncertainty of what'll happen in post-Brexit Britain. Now, this of course is not the first time we've heard from this and many other of these intergovernmental global organizations because they were all part of "Project Fear" during the...