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  • Met Say Charging Shoplifters, Vandals ‘Not Practical’ as Arrests for ‘Offensive’ Comments Rise 53%

    10/17/2017 1:36:58 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 10/17/17 | Jack Montgomery
    London’s Metropolitan Police Force has said it will give up on investigating many instances of “low-level” crime such as shoplifting and vandalism, saying it is “not practical” to fight them in a time of cutbacks.Deputy Assistant Commissioner Mark Simmons claimed that giving up on investigating many offences was necessary so police constables’ efforts could be “focused on serious crime and cases where there is a realistic chance that we will be able to solve it.” The move has raised eyebrows among members of the public, considering recent reports that the Met detained 867 out of the 3,395 people known to...
  • The seemingly healthy dishes on new vegan menus at high street restaurants that contain a THOUSAND…

    10/18/2017 7:25:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 07:23 EDT, 18 October 2017 | Imogen Blake
    There are more than half a million vegans in Britain, and that number is rising everyday — making a plant-based diet one of the nation’s fastest growing lifestyle choices. It’s why this month several of the country’s biggest chain restaurants have launched or expanded vegan menus, so that those who eschew all animal products have more choice when they dine out. Many assume that a vegan lifestyle is much healthier than being a meat eater or even than being simply vegetarian — but some of the new menu items prove that vegan dishes are not always good for you. Some...
  • Trump was insensitive in call to widow - soldier's mother

    10/18/2017 2:28:48 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 57 replies
    BBC News ^ | 18th October 2017 | bbc news
    The mother of a US soldier who was killed in action has backed a congresswoman's claim that President Donald Trump showed insensitivity during a phone call to her son's widow. Representative Frederica Wilson said he had told Myeshia Johnson: "He knew what he was signing up for, but I guess it hurts anyway." Mr Trump said Ms Wilson's account was "totally fabricated". Sgt La David Johnson was killed in Niger by Islamist militants this month. He was one four US special service soldiers who died in an ambush. Mr Trump had already been criticised for not contacting the families of...
  • English bishop: you cannot be Catholic and support abortion

    10/17/2017 3:54:02 PM PDT · by iowamark · 20 replies
    Bishop Michael Campbell said it was a 'foundational issue' for the faith and there is 'no getting around it.' Catholics cannot claim to be true to their faith if they do not support Church teaching on abortion, a bishop has said. Bishop Michael Campbell of Lancaster said abortion was a “foundational issue”, quoting Pope Francis who said: “We are called to defend and safeguard human life, especially in the mother’s womb, in infancy, old age and physical or mental disability.” “Sadly,” Bishop Campbell added, “The price of admission into mainstream British life has meant that we somehow keep the Catholic...
  • Hillary Clinton Warns Britain on Potential Trade Deal with Trump

    10/15/2017 6:30:25 PM PDT · by familyop · 182 replies
    VOA, Reuters ^ | October 15, 2017 | VOA, Reuters
    LONDON — Former U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton cautioned Britain on Sunday over its push to secure a trade deal with U.S. President Donald Trump after it leaves the European Union. Clinton, the Democratic Party candidate who lost out to Trump in last November's election, also said Britain would face serious disruption if it left the EU without a negotiated deal with Brussels. The British government has talked up the prospect of bilateral trade deals with the United States and others as one of the major benefits of leaving the EU following last year's surprise referendum vote to leave. Asked...
  • British Police Arrest At Least 3,395 People For ‘Offensive’ Online Comments in One Year

    10/14/2017 9:32:50 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/14/17 | Jack Montgomery
    British police forces arrested at least nine people a day for “offensive” online comments last year. 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...
  • Top British pilot hoping to be the first to fly off HMS Queen Elizabeth says he is 'exhilarated ...

    10/14/2017 8:24:48 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 25 replies
    MAILONLINE ^ | 14 October 2017 | Charlie Moore
    This proud RAF pilot is hoping to be the first to fly an F-35 fighter jet off HMS Queen Elizabeth, Britain's brand new aircraft carrier. Squadron Leader Andy Edgell, one of Britain's top airmen, is currently testing our 11 new F-35s in the United States ahead of their sea trials on the warship next year. In an exclusive interview with MailOnline, the 37-year-old father of three said he is 'exhilarated by every flight' in the 1,200mph attack planes equipped with bombs and heat-seeking missiles. 'She's marvellous,' Edgell said of the F-35 from the air base in Maryland where the testing...
  • ‘We need answers!’ Fury as one million illegal migrants ‘set to remain in UK’

    10/13/2017 5:33:32 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 19 replies
    Daily Express ^ | 10/11/2017 | Macer Hall
    MORE than a million illegal immigrants are unlikely to be ever removed from Britain, a former border control chief admitted last night. David Wood, an ex-director general of immigration enforcement at the Home Office, told MPs there were "enormous difficulties" in tracking down the cheats and returning them overseas. He also claimed the Home Office urgently needed extra resources to ensure the country's borders are strengthened after Brexit. But his admission triggered fury among Tory MPs last night amid concern that officials are failing to get a grip on illegal immigration. Philip Davies, Tory MP for Shipley, said: "It is...
  • Beauty Queen Jihadi Landed Top Job At UK Council

    10/12/2017 7:31:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/12/2017 | Ian Miles Cheong
    A female jihadi who was jailed for ten years for her participation in the July 21, 2005 failed terrorist strike in London now holds a top job with a Labour council. Thirty-three-year-old Mulumebet Girma signed up with the Southwark Council after she lied about her history. Colleagues who failed to do a proper background check on Girma didn’t realize they were working with a convicted criminal. According to the Daily Mail on Tuesday, Girma never declared her criminal past or her role in aiding and abetting her terrorist brother-in-law, Hussein Osman, who tried to blow up a packed London commuter...
  • Donald Trump set to come to the UK next year [not allowed state visit]

    10/11/2017 7:24:57 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 66 replies
    Evening Standard ^ | 10/11/2017 | Joe Murphy
    Trump visit to UK downgraded to 'working visit' amid threats of mass protestsDonald Trump is set to visit Britain early in 2018 - but for a stripped-down trip that will not include staying with the Queen. Diplomats are discussing plans for a “working visit” by the US president that will be shorn of the pomp and flummery of a full-blown State Visit. And instead of a red carpet event to showcase the special relationship, it is likely to form part of a tour of several countries by Mr Trump. The downgrading of Mr Trump’s first trip as President to...
  • Labour MP: Pro-Lifers ‘Weaponising Rosary Beads’ Outside Abortion Clinics

    10/10/2017 6:37:17 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 10/9/17 | Staff Reporter
    Rupa Huq is planning to table an amendment outlawing protests outside abortion clinicsA Labour MP is planning to table an amendment to new domestic violence legislation to ban protests outside abortion clinics. Rupa Huq, the MP for Ealing Central and Acton, told a fringe meeting at the Labour Party conference that pro-life protesters were “weaponising rosary beads” outside a clinic in her constituency. HuffPost UK quotes her as saying: “We have a Marie Stopes clinic in Ealing and for as long as I can remember, there has been a constant phoney vigil outside the clinic, with people stopping women going...
  • Gay fitness instructor 'killed 18-month-old daughter he called "Satan in a baby grow" just two...

    10/10/2017 7:16:12 AM PDT · by Morgana · 85 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | October 10, 2017 | Stewart Paterson For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: Gay fitness instructor 'killed 18-month-old daughter he called "Satan in a baby grow" just two weeks after formally adopting her with his company director husband' Matthew Scully-Hicks, 31, is accused of killing 18-month old Elsie after 'assaulting and abusing' her over several months. The couple first adopted Elsie in September 2015 and the process was finalised nearly eight months later. But less than two weeks later little Elsie died after suffering traumatic head injuries. She died at University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, after the decision was taken to switch off her ventilator when doctors decided she would not...
  • NHS Die: Experts' Fears 'Crumbling' Health Service Is at Risk of Keeling Over as Early as Next Year

    10/09/2017 4:32:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Mirror ^ | 10 OCT 2017 | Martin Baggot
    Don't let NHS die on its 70th birthday: Experts' fears 'crumbling' health service is at risk of keeling over as early as next yearA damning report says the 'crumbling' health service is straining at the seams and could keel over as early as next yearThe report adds the crisis in social care has led to con­tracts being handed back to local authorities by private firms that say funding is insufficient to provide safe care. Campaigners blame devastating Tory cuts for the staffing crisis that resulted in NHS doctor and dentist vacancies rising by 40% in the past two years. Doctors...
  • Hillary Clinton says Brexit supporters 'voted against modern Britain'

    10/09/2017 9:52:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    CNBC ^ | October 9, 2017 | Sam Meredith
    Britons who supported Brexit in last year's referendum on European Union (EU) membership "voted against modern Britain," Hillary Clinton said in an interview published Sunday. The former U.S. secretary of state told The Sunday Times: "They voted against modern Britain and the EU, believing that somehow this would be good for their small village. It made no sense… The same thing played out in my race, but I didn't think we were so vulnerable. But it turned out we were wrong — in part because the Russians played a much bigger role." American intelligence agencies have concluded that Russian President...
  • UK to Ban 'Sex' Question on Census to Not Offend Trans, Nonbinary Citizens; Feminists Outraged

    10/09/2017 8:57:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/09/2017 | Anugrah Kumar
    The Office for National Statistics in the United Kingdom has proposed that citizens should not be required to mention their gender in the next census so that transgender and other non-binary people do not feel discriminated against. The country is scheduled to hold the next national survey, which takes place every 10 years, in 2021, and if the ONS has its way, the citizens would be allowed to choose not to state their sex, The Times reports. The choice of male or female is "considered to be irrelevant, unacceptable and intrusive, particularly to trans participants, due to asking about sex...
  • UK: Viewers of “jihadi websites” or “far-right propaganda” to get 15 years in prison

    10/07/2017 5:15:11 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 43 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | OCTOBER 7, 2017 | ROBERT SPENCER
    British authorities like to pretend that there is equal terror threat coming from both jihadis and “right-wing extremists.” That leads to a diversion of resources that could be used to fight jihadis, and the persecution of innocent people, such as the politician Paul Weston, who was arrested for publicly reading Winston Churchill’s remarks about Islam. The really insidious aspect of this, however, is that for years, Leftist and Islamic supremacist spokesmen have been claiming that any opposition to jihad terror that involved honest discussion of its motivating ideology was “far-right propaganda.” In light of that, what Amber Rudd is essentially...
  • Hunt for Family of First World War Hero Honoured 100 Years After Passchendaele

    10/07/2017 2:07:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    The Herald (Scotland) ^ | 6th October | Colin McNeill
    A search has been launched to find relatives of a soldier awarded the Victoria Cross for bravery during the Battle of Passchendaele in the First World War. Officials hope to have family members present at a ceremony to honour the bravery of Robert Shankland, which will take place in Ayr on October 26, 100 years since the heroic acts took place. Mr Shankland was born on October 10, 1887 at 6 Gordon Terrace in the South Ayrshire town and emigrated to Canada in 1911. At the outbreak of the First World War he enlisted and returned to Europe as part...
  • Church of England head: Justin Welby unable to give 'straight answer' on whether gay sex is sinful

    10/02/2017 4:45:44 AM PDT · by Cronos · 22 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 2 Oct 2017 | Harriet Sherwood
    Justin Welby has said he struggles with the question of whether gay sex is a sin and acknowledged that the gulf between conservative and liberal Anglicans on the issue is “irreconcilable”...Welby, who came under fire at the weekend by survivors of sexual abuse for his suggestion that the Church of England had acted with integrity, is likely to disappoint LGBTI campaigners within the church over his “cop-out” on gay sex. Asked by Campbell if gay sex was sinful, Welby said: “You know very well that is a question I can’t give a straight answer to. Sorry, badly phrased there. I...
  • UK: Over 100 Muslim “extremist speakers” invited to speak at universities

    09/30/2017 6:01:06 PM PDT · by 198ml · 6 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 9/29/17 | CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS
    UK: Over 100 Muslim “extremist speakers” invited to speak at universities SEPTEMBER 30, 2017 12:14 PM BY CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS 7 COMMENTS British universities hosted 110 events featuring extremist speakers in the last academic year, 2016/17, with the highest proportion taking place in London institutions….The extremist events listed were overwhelmingly organised by Islamic societies and groups and speakers included former Guantanamo Bay detainees and Islamists The Henry Jackson Think Tank report authors “suggest that despite Prime Minister Theresa May’s claim that ‘enough is enough’, universities continue to be a vulnerable target for extremists promoting their messages.” All of the UK remains...
  • Leaflet at UKIP conference compares gays' 'alternative lifestyle' to Hitler & Yorkshire Ripper

    09/30/2017 8:35:03 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 4 replies
    The Mirror ^ | 29th September 2017 | Dan Bloom
    A leaflet available at UKIP's conference has compared the "alternative lifestyle" of gay people to that of Hitler and the Yorkshire Ripper. The leaflet, titled 'Homosexuality - the real alternative', was available on a stand this morning for the Support 4 The Family group at UKIP's annual get-together in Torquay. The conservative group did not write the leaflet, but does oppose gay marriage and transgender rights, and campaigns against what it calls "homosexual activism and gender bending at school." Signed by two Belfast clergyman, the leaflet says: "The phrase 'abusers of themselves with mankind' in the Bible... refers to the...