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  • American Student Brutally Beaten By Muslim Street Gang Acting As ‘Sharia Law Patrol’

    09/29/2016 12:44:11 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 33 replies
    UK: American student brutally attacked in East London by Muslim gang.
  • Pressure grows on Labour to suspend Corbyn ally after criticising Holocaust Memorial Day [tr]

    09/29/2016 10:21:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 1 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 29, 2016 | Matt Dathan
    Pressure is growing on the Labour party to suspend a key Corbyn ally after she criticised Holocaust Memorial Day. Jackie Walker, vice chairwoman of the Corbyn-supporting Momentum campaign group, generated outrage for the comments and also said she hadn't found a definition of anti-Semitism she could 'work with'. Labour MPs demanded she be 'shown the door never to return'. Ms Walker was allowed to return to the party earlier this year after claiming that 'many Jews' were chief financiers of the slave trade. Meanwhile Mr Corbyn risked stoking more controversy after it was reported that he is set to appoint...
  • Bienvenue en France: France cuts red tape for UK firms

    09/28/2016 10:20:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 28 Sep 2016 14:21 GMT+02:00
    French authorities said on Wednesday they would fast-track the process for British-based financial firms to decamp to France after Britain quits the European Union. The move by France’s banking and insurance regulators aims to enable companies currently located in Britain to go on operating freely across the European single market. […] As an EU member, British-based firms have so-called passporting rights, which allow them to do business across the 28-nation EU and the 31-strong European Economic Area, which includes Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. But Britain’s departure from the bloc could strip companies of those rights, which are expected to be...
  • The Long Read: Why class won’t go away

    09/28/2016 8:25:41 PM PDT · by thecodont · 9 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Tuesday 27 September 2016 06.00 BST | Lynsey Hanley
    Something has gone wrong in Britain, and the EU referendum result showed us – or at least, those of us who weren’t already aware – what it is. The campaign and its aftermath exposed a society that has split along lines of class, region, age and culture, with fewer binding threads than at any point in recent history. On the day, huge swaths of the country voted by class and geography. This was hardly surprising, considering how tensions between the classes have been exploited mercilessly by politicians. Social and economic inequalities, particularly between the south-east and the rest of the...
  • Exclusive: World’s first baby born with new “3 parent” technique

    09/28/2016 7:26:00 AM PDT · by plain talk · 42 replies
    New Science ^ | Sep 27, 2016 | Jessica Hamzelou
    It’s a boy! A five-month-old boy is the first baby to be born using a new technique that incorporates DNA from three people, New Scientist can reveal. “This is great news and a huge deal,” says Dusko Ilic at King’s College London, who wasn’t involved in the work. “It’s revolutionary.” The controversial technique, which allows parents with rare genetic mutations to have healthy babies, has only been legally approved in the UK. But the birth of the child, whose Jordanian parents were treated by a US-based team in Mexico, should fast-forward progress around the world, say embryologists.
  • Corbyn’s Labour Will Push for More Open Door Immigration

    09/28/2016 7:11:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 28, 2016 | Liam Deacon
    Jeremy Corbyn will commit Labour to fighting the next election on a platform of continued open door immigration from Europe, as controlling numbers can “fan the flames of fear” and make it “more difficult to take a holiday in Europe” for the middle classes. The leader of the opposition is reportedly “relaxed” about record levels of immigration, and “it is not an objective to reduce the numbers, to reduce immigration” his spokesman told Sky News.
  • Archaeologists discover 19th century pub full of untouched bottles of brandy

    09/27/2016 7:55:24 PM PDT · by Mariner · 20 replies
    The Week ^ | September 27th, 2016 | Jeva Lange
    Archaeologists have uncovered a forgotten 200-year-old pub beneath the city of Manchester, England. And the best part? It still has full, untouched bottles of brandy inside, The Independent reports. Archaeologists discovered the underground pub — once known as the Astley Arms — when they were brought in to inspect the site of a future skyscraper. During the excavation, they found pottery belonging to Thomas Evans, who was the landlord of Astley Arms in 1821. "It's brilliant because you can suddenly connect it to the local people in the area. We looked online about [Evans'] family history and one of his...
  • EU presses ahead with military plans, UK opposes any EU army

    09/27/2016 7:05:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 27, 2016 9:45 AM EDT | Lorne Cook
    European Union nations pressed ahead Tuesday with plans to boost military cooperation as Britain vowed to oppose the creation of an EU army or headquarters. With Britain leaving the EU, France and Germany have been spearheading moves to boost Europe’s capacity to run its own security operations. […] “We are in a very strong Franco-German relationship and we think we will be able to make significant progress before the end of the year,” he said, standing alongside German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen. Von der Leyen insisted that “it’s not about a European army.” …
  • BBC weather forcast predicts ‘Nazi ghosts’.

    09/26/2016 3:14:08 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 18 replies
    http://metro.co.uk ^ | September 16, 2016 | Nicholas Reillys
    BBC Wales viewers were left fearing that the apocalypse was nigh last night – after the subtitles for a weather forecast predicted that ‘Nazi ghosts’ were on the way.
  • [UK] Labour’s Domestic Violence Spokeswoman Admits Assaulting Husband [ed]

    09/26/2016 1:08:50 PM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 26, 2016 | Liam Deacon
    Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has rallied behind his domestic violence spokeswoman, Sarah Champion, after she admitted being arrested and cautioned by police for beating her husband with a framed painting. Mrs. Champion (pictured right), the feminist MP for Rotherham and “Shadow Home Office Minister for Preventing Abuse and Domestic Violence” confessed on Friday to the incident, which happened when she was divorcing from husband Graham Hoyland in 2007.
  • ISIS Sex Slaves Auctioned Off in Saudi Arabia – Hillary’s Top Donor Country

    09/26/2016 9:52:45 AM PDT · by xzins · 47 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Sep 26th, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    According to eyewitness reports ISIS sex slaves are reportedly being sold in Saudi Arabia. Jihad Watch reported: It isn’t news that the Islamic State has long been abusing and trafficking sex slaves – especially Yazidi girls – but it has been now discovered that the sex slaves of IS are being “sold in horrifying auctions to UK ally Saudi Arabia.” An eyewitness reported: Dozens of women were being held in a large room, and it was not only Iraqis and Syrians trading women but also Saudis and Westerners, whose actual nationality was not clear. Western women have also been reported...
  • Jewish peer resigns from Labour party after Corbyn re-elected

    09/26/2016 12:19:17 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/9/16
    MainAll NewsEuropeJewish peer resigns from Labour party after Corbyn re-elected Jewish peer resigns from Labour party after Corbyn re-elected Senior Jewish member 'divorces' Labour, claiming Corbyn 'lukewarm' on anti-Semitism. JTA - Jeremy Corbyn has been re-elected head of the British Labour party, leading to the resignation of a Jewish peer from the party. The results were announced at the start of the party conference on Saturday. Corbyn defeated challenger Owen Wilson, 313,209 votes to 193,229 votes. Corbyn has faced allegations that his pro-Palestinian politics and endorsement of radical anti-Semites has encouraged hate speech against Jews. He been accused of doing...
  • Mother-of-three, 26, abducted and raped by a gang of six Moslem migrants (UK)

    09/25/2016 9:54:01 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Sept. 25, 2016 | Matt Hunter
    A mother-of-three has allegedly been drugged and raped by a gang of migrants – sparking violent demonstrations. The 26-year-old said she woke up in a strange house with cuts and bruises, and believes her drink had been spiked on a night out before she was abducted and sexually assaulted. Police arrested and bailed six men - aged between 20-30 - from Iraq, Syria and Bahrain over the September 4 attack in Sunderland. Far-right supporters organised a protest six days in the city after the alleged attack which turned violent. Those on the march, including members of the Sunderland Defence League,...
  • Commonwealth Freedom of Movement Organisation wants free movement between UK,Canada,NZ and Australia

    09/25/2016 4:02:57 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 25 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 26th September 2016
    <p>WHILE much of the world is throwing up new borders to clamp down on unwanted migrants, one organisation is pushing for free movement between Australia and a select group of countries.</p> <p>The Commonwealth Freedom of Movement Organisation wants to see unrestricted movement for citizens of Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK between nations.</p>
  • Obituary: Lieutenant Colonel Alastair Rose, army officer who served with The Black Watch . . .

    09/25/2016 8:39:58 AM PDT · by ConorMacNessa · 6 replies
    The Scotsman ^ | 20 September 2016 | Alasdair Steven
    "Lieutenant Colonel Alastair Rose, officer who saw service with both The Black Watch and the Gurkhas. Born 22 February 1926 in Glasgow. Died. 2 September 2016, aged 90 Lieutenant Alastair Rose saw service in the Far East and proved a fine ambassador for both The Black Watch and the Gurkhas – regiments which he admired throughout his life. He served them loyally and remained a great upholder of their traditions. This was evidenced when his coffin was carried from Birse and Feughside Church and it was accompanied by the pipes of the Gurkhas. Rose had done much to spread and...
  • The Four Stages of Islamic Conquest

    09/25/2016 1:25:09 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 25 replies
    STAGE 1: INFILTRATIONMuslims begin moving to non-Muslim countries in increasing numbers and the beginning of cultural conflicts are visible, though often subtle. - First migration wave to non-Muslim “host” country. - Appeal for humanitarian tolerance from the host society. - Attempts to portray Islam as a peaceful & Muslims as victims of misunderstanding and racism (even though Islam is not a ‘race’). - High Muslim birth rate in host country increase Muslim population. - Mosques used to spread Islam and dislike of host country & culture. - Calls to criminalize “Islamophobia” as a hate crime. - Threatened legal action for...
  • Terrorist threat calls for attacks on American shopping malls (Two days ago)

    09/24/2016 10:09:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 74 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 22, 2015 | Marisa Schultz
    WASHINGTON — Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson warned Sunday that Americans should be “particularly careful” shopping at malls this weekend following a specific terrorist threat. Terrorist group al-Shabaab released a video calling for attacks on shopping malls in the US, Canada and the United Kingdom, which included mention and images of the Mall of America in Minnesota. “I would say that if anyone is planning to go to the Mall of America today, they’ve got to be particularly careful,” Johnson said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” The al Qaeda-linked group was responsible for the deadly Nairobi, Kenya, mall attack...
  • As a member of Momentum, let me explain what all you Blairites have so far failed to understand

    09/24/2016 9:47:22 AM PDT · by NRx · 5 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 09-24-2016 | Sacha Ismail
    Most Labour “moderates” must have expected a crushing Corbyn victory, but this result will surely have left many feeling bewildered. As a campaigner for Corbyn, let me explain what I think is happening and offer some advice. To listen to some on Labour Right you’d think the party membership had lost their minds. This is ironic given the anti-Corbyn camp’s behaviour over the last year, and particularly the last three months. In any case, we’re far from mad; there is something deeper going on. The movement which swept Corbyn to office, and has just crushed the attempt to remove him,...
  • Great Wall Of Calais: Work begins on barrier to stop migrants

    09/23/2016 10:38:33 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 9 replies
    Construction has begun on a four-metre high concrete barrier aimed at stopping migrants targeting vehicles around Calais. The barrier - dubbed The Great Wall Of Calais - will run for nearly a mile along the main motorway to Calais and is being paid for by British taxpayers. The wall is being built within a few hundred metres of the so-called 'Jungle' migrant camp, which is now thought to house more than 10,000 people. It has been reported that it will cost £1.9m to build, and it is intended to add another layer of protection against attempts to stow away on...
  • Ringleader of Oxford University plot to remove Cecil Rhodes statue is accused of racism [tr]

    09/23/2016 6:40:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 23, 2016 | Eleanor Harding
    The ringleader of the Oxford University ‘Rhodes Must Fall’ campaign has been accused of racism after admitting he wanted to ‘whip’ a fellow student because he was white. Ntokozo Qwabe, 25, was filmed using a stick to hit a student’s mobile phone out of his hands – and then ranted online that his victim was guilty of ‘white apartheid settler colonial entitlement’.
  • Angelina Jolie Explodes, Utterly Humiliates Obama for the Whole World to See

    09/22/2016 8:41:14 PM PDT · by TBP · 57 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | September 12, 2016
    During an appearance before the U.K.’s House of Lords on Tuesday, Hollywood actress and human rights advocate Angelina Jolie spoke out about how Islamic State group militants use sexual violence as a means to perpetuate terrorism — and about how we need strong leadership (unlike that of President Barack Obama) to overcome this threat. Jolie’s excoriating speech laid bare just how anemic and pitiful Obama’s response to ISIS has been, and how ISIS is being allowed to build a society based on rape, violence, and of course Shariah law. “They are dictating it as policy beyond what we have seen...
  • Lifejacket Graveyard from Refugees in London

    09/22/2016 8:50:20 AM PDT · by wbarmy · 7 replies
    RT ^ | 22 Sep 2016 | NONE
    Lifejacket graveyard: Charities pay tribute to refugees in heart of London Londoners were greeted with the sight of 2,500 lifejackets used by refugees to cross the Mediterranean in London’s Parliament Square Monday morning.
  • Bad science misled millions with chronic fatigue syndrome. Here’s how we fought back

    09/22/2016 7:38:17 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 97 replies
    STAT NEWS ^ | September 21, 2016 | JULIE REHMEYER
    If your doctor diagnoses you with chronic fatigue syndrome, you’ll probably get two pieces of advice: Go to a psychotherapist and get some exercise. Your doctor might tell you that either of those treatments will give you a 60 percent chance of getting better and a 20 percent chance of recovering outright. After all, that’s what researchers concluded in a 2011 study published in the prestigious medical journal the Lancet, along with later analyses. Problem is, the study was bad science. And we’re now finding out exactly how bad. Under court order, the study’s authors for the first time released...
  • Amal Clooney attacks Britain over refugee crisis ... should be taking more immigrants from Syria

    09/21/2016 8:04:51 PM PDT · by traumer · 25 replies
    Amal Clooney has called on the UK to take more refugees from Syria. The human rights lawyer urged British Prime Minister Theresa May to press the UN to tackle ISIS, just a day after announcing her intention to mount a legal case against the jihadist group on behalf of a Yazidi sex slave, Nadia Murad. The wife of Hollywood actor George Clooney also said she would be 'delighted' to work on a prosecution of Syrian president Bashar Assad over crimes against humanity and war crimes. Speaking to Channel 4 News alongside Nadia, Mrs Clooney said: 'I would hope that more...
  • Theresa May Outs Herself as Wall Street’s Poodle in Brexit Talks

    09/21/2016 10:18:40 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies
    Naked Capitalism ^ | 20 September 2016 | Yves Smith
    The only elements that differentiate Theresa May’s latest move from a Monty Python skit is her lack of a pith helmet and safari jacket. The British PM, per the Financial Times, plans to visit with top executives of major Wall Street firms to “canvass” them on “how Britain should structure its departure from the EU to reassure them that Brexit will not damage their UK business.” Mind you, she is not making this kiss-the-ring trip to New York to “reassure” the financial behemoths. That would mean the UK has a plan and is making the rounds to sell it and...
  • BBC journalists paid up to 40 per cent more than commercial rivals

    09/20/2016 3:11:28 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 5 replies
    Years of union-backed pay rises, as well as top-up allowances unheard of among commercial rivals, have pushed BBC journalists’ salaries far in excess of staff at organisations such as Sky News and ITN, according to a pay review leaked to the Daily Telegraph. The report, carried out for the BBC by financial consultants PwC, warns that rank-and-file staff in the BBC’s 7,000-strong news division enjoy salaries that are “higher than the market median”.
  • Here's how big London losing its financial passport could be

    09/20/2016 1:26:08 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 25 replies
    businessinsider.de ^ | September 20, 2016 | Will Martin
    Around 5,500 firms registered in the UK rely on the European Union's passporting rights for the financial services sector, and they turn over about £9 billion in revenue. That is the universe of companies whose future is threatened when Britain leaves the European Union. According to new figures from the Financial Conduct Authority, released by the House of Commons' Treasury Select Committee, 5,476 UK firms have at least one passport that allows them to do business in other EU and European Economic Area nations. Many firms hold several passports, meaning that the total number in the UK stands at 336,421....
  • Americans Finally Get A Bite At The Apple

    09/20/2016 11:40:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 20, 2016 | Armstrong Williams
    Perhaps one of the most underreported stories of recent weeks was the European Union’s ruling on Apple’s tax arrangement with Ireland. After a three-year investigation, the EU levied what is believed to be the largest and most controversial tax penalty in its thirty year history. The implications of this are obviously of great importance to Apple and to the Irish government – but it could also have significant implications for the U.S. election cycle. First of all, let’s make it clear. Apple got a sweetheart deal from Ireland in return for using the country as a tax haven. While the...
  • EU states set to veto any Brexit deal threatening free movement

    09/18/2016 7:30:29 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 21 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 17 September 2016 | Jon Henley
    <p>Four central European countries are prepared to veto any Brexit deal agreed between the UK and the European Union that restricts their citizens’ rights to live and work in Britain, the prime minister of Slovakia has said.</p> <p>In a stark reminder of the challenge Britain faces at the negotiating table, Robert Fico said Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia – known as the Visegrad, or V4, group – would not hesitate to block any future trade accord that threatened the key EU principle of free movement of workers.</p>
  • Jean-Claude Juncker suggests UK will not have access to single market after Brexit

    09/18/2016 7:12:34 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 14 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 14 September 2016 | Peter Foster, James Rothwell
    Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission president, insisted that Brexit does not mean "the disintegration of the European Union," as he warned that the UK may not be granted access to the single market in his State of the Union address on Wednesday. The European Union is facing an 'existential threat', its most senior official warned, as major splits emerge between East and West countries in the wake of Brexit. He pointed to the murder of a Polish man in Harlow, Essex last month as an example of what could happen if Europe does not unite. "Europe can never accept Polish...
  • Johnson: Turn back migrant boats

    09/18/2016 10:50:33 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 34 replies
    The Times ^ | September 16 2016, 12:01am, | Tom Kington, Florence
    Boris Johnson has called for migrants sailing across the Mediterranean from Africa to be “turned back” by a European Union naval operation that includes two Royal Navy vessels. Ships involved in Operation Sophia, which was launched last year, are charged with picking up migrants they find on the high seas and ferrying them to Italy. The fleet has never been involved in so-called push-backs, a practice that was outlawed by the European Court of Human Rights in 2012 after it was briefly introduced by Italy in 2009. Mr Johnson, however, appeared to back the measure during a joint press conference…
  • UK to veto EU 'defense union'

    09/17/2016 10:37:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 17. Sep. 2016, 13:23 | Andrew Rettman
    British defense minister Michael Fallon has said the UK would veto the creation of EU military capabilities so long as it remained a member of the bloc. Reacting to EU ideas on closer defense cooperation, discussed at the Bratislava summit on Friday (16 September), he told The Times, a British newspaper: “That is not going to happen.” […] Proposals for what Germany has called an EU “defense union” included the creation of an EU military HQ, with medical aid and logistics capabilities, that would command EU crisis missions. […] The proposals, endorsed by France and Germany and by the European...
  • On last night as UKIP leader Nigel Farage gets loaded and goes for a skinny dip off Bournemouth Pier

    09/17/2016 12:49:39 PM PDT · by NRx · 16 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 09-17-2016 | Nicola Harley
    Nigel Farage celebrated his last night as Ukip leader with a late-night skinny dipping session off Bournemouth pier, it has been revealed. Key financial backer Arron Banks told BBC Radio 4's Any Questions? show on Friday night that he and Mr Farage had stripped off their clothes and jumped in the sea after a late-night drinking session on Thursday. But Mr Farage claims he "kept his underpants on". The MEP, who has been replaced by Diane James in the party's top job, said he headed into the sea off Bournemouth because it was "warm and humid". Despite claims by Mr...
  • UK armed forces 'could not withstand attack by major power like Russia'

    09/17/2016 11:36:27 AM PDT · by NRx · 30 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 09-17-2016 | Jamie Grierson
    The UK’s armed forces would not be able to protect the country from a full-scale attack by Russia or another major military power, the recently retired commander of joint forces command has said. Gen Sir Richard Barrons, who stepped down in April, delivered a scathing assessment of the UK military in a 10-page private memorandum to the defence secretary, Sir Michael Fallon. It comes despite the government’s decision to increase defence spending by nearly £5bn by 2020/21 and to meet Nato’s target of 2% of GDP for the rest of the decade. In his memo, Barrons said: “Capability that is...
  • Royal Navy FARCE: £6bn Type 45 destroyers spend DOUBLE time at port than defending Britain

    09/16/2016 12:18:39 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    Express, U.K. ^ | September 16, 2016 | TOM BATCHELOR
    According to newly released official stats, the six vessels clocked up 1,515 days in British docks in the year to this April. Four of the state-of-the-art ships remained berthed for more than 300 days each, the data obtained from a Freedom of Information request shows. Former head of the Navy Admiral Lord West said there was a "desperate need" to get the destroyers "out and doing their job". He said: "We are using Royal Fleet Auxiliary and offshore protection vessels to do jobs that historically would have been done with frigates or destroyers." The Ministry of Defence (MoD) insisted the...
  • Good Walls Make Good Neighbors

    09/16/2016 9:54:09 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | September 16, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    The UK is building a wall to keep the denizens of the Calais "Jungle" migrant camp from invading cars and trucks after some 22,000 breaches of the port road. The “Jungle” is a nightmare for the local population which has been terrorized by the mob of migrants aspiring to invade the UK. he French have blamed the British and the British have blamed the French. But the migrant invasion is not the fault of either alone. In a sense it is the fault of everyone in the European Union.
  • Archbishop of Wales: Gay Relationships Are Also Biblical

    09/15/2016 9:24:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 15, 2016 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    Sex within a committed homosexual relationship is perfectly “proper”, the Archbishop of Wales has said, arguing that Christians who support same-sex marriage are not “abandoning the Bible”. Dr. Barry Morgan used his final address to the governing body of The Church in Wales to suggest that biblical stories should be re-examined and re-interpreted in a way that fully accepts homosexual lifestyles.
  • Now EU chief Jean-Claude Juncker blames..as he declares: 'Something is wrong in Britain' [tr]

    09/15/2016 7:33:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 15, 2016 | Matt Dathan
    EU chief Jean-Claude Juncker has blamed Brexit on 40 years of 'lies' by British politicians. The European Commission president said the UK's historic vote to leave the EU showed 'something was wrong in Britain'. He admitted Europe was partly at fault for the vote but said people 'cannot be surprised' that voters backed Brexit because for decades politicians in the UK had circulated 'half-truths' and had branded the EU 'stupid'. Responding to his remarks, Ukip MP Douglas Carswell dismissed the EU bureaucrat as a 'parasitical clown,' telling MailOnline: 'Herr Juncker'sarrogant disdain for the views of the British people beautifully explains...
  • Britain's Libya intervention led to growth of ISIS, inquiry finds

    09/14/2016 12:21:52 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 8 replies
    cnn.com ^ | September 14, 2016 | Angela Dewan
    Britain's military intervention in Libya was based on "inaccurate intelligence" and "erroneous assumptions," a report released Wednesday found, pointing the finger at former Prime Minister David Cameron for failing to develop a sound Libya strategy. The United Kingdom and France led the international intervention in Libya in 2011 with the aim of protecting civilians from forces loyal to then-leader Moammar Gadhafi. But Britain's Foreign Affairs Committee found that the Cameron-led government "failed to identify that the threat to civilians was overstated and that the rebels included a significant Islamist element."
  • Swiss stock exchange turns to Germany for EU access

    09/14/2016 11:43:49 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 4 replies
    ft.com ^ | September 12, 2016 | Laura Noonan
    Switzerland’s stock exchange has turned to Germany for a new bridge into the EU after concluding that its relationship with London would not suffice after Brexit.
  • Trump Wants Border Wall, but Britain Is Building One in France

    09/13/2016 8:10:43 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 8 replies
    NBC News ^ | 12 September 2016 | Alastair Jamieson
    Donald Trump wants to build a "big, beautiful wall" to stop illegal immigrants — but Britain and other European nations are already doing it. The U.K. government has announced plans to begin constructing a 13-foot concrete roadside barrier at the French port of Calais, where truck drivers have been targeted by migrants trying to sneak through the Channel Tunnel.
  • My loyalty will be to the EU, candidate for UK’s last Commissioner tells MEPs

    09/12/2016 9:43:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    EurActiv ^ | Sep 12, 2016 | James Crisp
    Sir Julian King, the man likely to be the United Kingdom’s final European Commissioner, insisted tonight (12 September) that if MEPs confirmed him in the post, his loyalty would be to the European Union rather than Great Britain. King was put forward as the EU’s new anti-terror boss by Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker after the resignation of Commissioner Jonathan Hill in the wake of Britain’s vote to leave the EU. A European Parliament vote will be held on Thursday over whether to back him. The Security Union portfolio was created by Juncker after brutal terror attacks in France and Belgium...
  • Generation Jihad: Scholar of Islam predicts civil war across Europe as more young Muslims [tr]

    09/12/2016 10:19:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 12, 2016 | Julian Robinson
    A scholar of Islam has warned of civil war across Europe as more young Muslims facing poor job prospects turn to radical groups, it has been reported. Professor Gilles Kepel, from the Sciences Po in Paris, France, said a growing 'Jihad Generation' is likely to continue to carry out terror acts in European cities. The aim of their terror activity is to both incite hatred towards Muslims and, in doing so, cause further radicalisation among young people, the professor of political science said.
  • Anti-Semitism and the British Left

    09/12/2016 8:41:46 AM PDT · by NRx · 4 replies
    NY Times ^ | 09-11-2016 | DAVE RICH
    LONDON — Opponents of Jeremy Corbyn, the left-wing leader of Britain’s Labour Party, usually claim one of two things about him: that his politics are extreme and will lead the party to electoral oblivion, or that his values are admirable but he is too incompetent to put them into effect. These two arguments seem contradictory, but in Mr. Corbyn’s handling of an anti-Semitism scandal that has hung over the Labour Party, they have converged. In April, after months of accusations of anti-Semitism among party members, particularly on social media, Mr. Corbyn ordered an inquiry and asked Shami Chakrabarti, who had...
  • David Cameron QUITS the House of Commons with IMMEDIATE effect saying he does not want to [tr]

    09/12/2016 8:29:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 12, 2016 | James Tapsfield
    David Cameron has announced he is quitting the House of Commons with immediate effect, saying it is not 'possible' for him to be a lowly MP. The former Prime Minister said he did not want to be a 'distraction' to Theresa May and would trigger a by-election in his Witney seat. He said he wanted to forge a 'life outside Westminster' - sparking speculation that he wants to pursue lucrative career options like Tony Blair.
  • BLACK WIDOW BOMBERS Brit jihadi bride Sally Jones is heading new wave of all-female ISIS cells

    09/12/2016 8:14:45 AM PDT · by detective · 6 replies
    The Sun ^ | 12th September 2016 | JON LOCKETT
    shortened title. Full title: BLACK WIDOW BOMBERS Brit jihadi bride Sally Jones is heading new wave of all-female ISIS cells hellbent on revenge attacks in the West It’s believed the women – mainly war widows – will use the face they are female to slip under the radar before launching their bloody attacks. It’s feared they could even bring their children on their merciless missions in an attempt to foil the security services. Just days ago it was reported a teenager shot by cops was part of France’s first ever all-female ISIS terror cell which planned to attack the Gare...
  • Sniper takes out ISIS executioner from a mile away

    09/12/2016 8:04:51 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 37 replies
    New York Post ^ | 9/11/2016 | Emily Saul
    A sharpshooter killed a top ISIS executioner and three other jihadists with a single bullet from nearly a mile away — just seconds before the fiend was set to burn 12 hostages alive with a flamethrower, according to a new report. The British Special Air Service marksman turned one of the most hated terrorists in Syria into a fireball by using a Barett .50-caliber rifle to strike a fuel tank affixed to the jihadi’s back, the UK’s Daily Star reported Sunday. The pack exploded, killing the sadistic terrorist and three of his flunkies, who were supposed to film the execution,...
  • Brit jihadi bride Sally Jones is heading new wave of all-female ISIS cells

    09/12/2016 6:56:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    thesun.co.uk ^ | 9/12/2016 | JON LOCKETT
    It’s believed the women – mainly war widows – will use the face they are female to slip under the radar before launching their bloody attacks. It’s feared they could even bring their children on their merciless missions in an attempt to foil the security services. Just days ago it was reported a teenager shot by cops was part of France’s first ever all-female ISIS terror cell which planned to attack the Gare du Nord train station in Paris.
  • US Marine Corps to fly F-35s from HMS Queen Lizzie as UK won't have enough jets

    09/12/2016 12:31:36 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    The Register ^ | 9 Sep 2016 | Gareth Corfield
    Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has confirmed that the US Marine Corps will be flying F-35Bs from HMS Queen Elizabeth on the aircraft's carrier's maiden operational deployment. He said: “I can welcome the commitment of the United States to deploying F-35s on the first operational deployment of Queen Elizabeth – the HMS Queen Elizabeth in 2021. And in the fullness of time, we expect our F-35s to be welcome on the American carriers.” Fallon confirmed the deployment while giving a joint press conference on Wednesday at London's Lancaster House with US Defence Secretary Ash Carter. "We value very much having such...
  • British Labour head Jeremy Corbyn declined invitation to Yad Vashem

    09/11/2016 4:16:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Jewish Telegraphic Agency ^ | September 11, 2016 10:20am
    British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn turned down an invitation by Israel’s opposition chief to visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial, a British newspaper reported. Corbyn responded to the invitation, made in the spring by Isaac Herzog, the head of Israel’s Zionist Union political list, several weeks later, saying his schedule was full and that he would send either Tom Watson, the deputy party leader, or Iain McNicol, the party general secretary, in November, according to the Guardian. The invitation from Herzog came in April after former London Mayor Ken Livingstone said Nazi leader Adolf Hitler supported Zionism. Already suspended...