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  • UK Govt To Oppose Any Moves On BP

    04/27/2015 1:36:10 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 4 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 27-04-2015 | Banana
    The U.K. government wants BP to still stand for “British Petroleum.” The Financial Times reported that Downing Street would do all it could to block a takeover of BP. Weakened and shrunken down due to the massive, and still rising, toll stemming from the Deepwater Horizon disaster, BP could become a takeover target from one of the larger oil majors out there. Rumors have been swirling in recent weeks that perhaps ExxonMobil or Chevron could be eyeing the British oil giant, so much so that BP’s CEO Bob Dudley had to publicly dispel any notion that his company is for...
  • Election 2015: The Americanisation of the UK election

    04/02/2015 1:22:31 AM PDT · by Winniesboy · 1 replies
    BBC ^ | pril2nd 2015 | Anthony Zurcher
    The best thing about the British elections, some might say, is their relative brevity... But while 30 March was the ceremonial kick-off in a race that will end in just over a month, a shadow campaign has been going on much longer. And it has some analysts and politicians worried that the UK is heading down a path toward the US model of electioneering that lasts months and even years. The culprit, they say, is the Fixed-term Parliaments Act, passed in 2011, which mandates general elections every five years. It's a change from past tradition, which set five years as...
  • Ed Miliband’s US adviser David Axelrod pays no tax in Britain (UK election)

    04/15/2015 11:28:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9:30PM BST 15 Apr 2015 | Raf Sanchez and Steven Swinford
    Ed Miliband’s most senior adviser pays no tax on his reported Ł300,000 earnings in Britain, The Telegraph has learned. David Axelrod, a former adviser to Barack Obama, admitted that he is not resident for tax purposes in the UK. Labour confirmed it pays Mr. Axelrod in dollars through his consultancy and that he “lives in the US, works in the US and pays taxes in the US”. While it is unclear how much tax Mr. Axelrod will pay in the US, the rates of tax for companies are often significantly lower than for individuals. The admission comes after Ed Miliband...
  • (UK) Teachers 'fear debating extremism in class'

    04/06/2015 3:34:52 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    BBC News ^ | April 6, 2016 | By Hannah Richardson
    Teachers are avoiding class discussions on Islamic extremism for fear they may have to report pupils to the police, a teachers' union says. New counter-terror rules aiming to expose radicalisation require schools to report any concerns about pupils. The National Union of Teachers says the rules are too heavy handed and stifle much-needed debate in schools. The Conservatives said the guidance made clear that no teacher should feel unable to talk about sensitive issues. A party spokesman said teaching about "fundamental British values" actively encouraged such discussions. In certain circumstances teachers could also face prosecution if they failed to alert...
  • British Labour Party: We’ll Make Fear of Islam an Aggravated Crime

    04/26/2015 5:21:29 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 98 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | april 25, 2015 | jim hoft
    A future Labour Government is committed to outlaw the scourge of Islamophobia by changing the law and making it an aggravated crime, according to the Party’s Leader Ed Miliband. “We are going to make it an aggravated crime. We are going to make sure it is marked on people’s records with the police to make sure they root out Islamophobia as a hate crime,” Miliband told the Editor of The Muslim News, Ahmed J Versi in a wide ranging exclusive interview. “We are going to change the law on this so we make it absolutely clear of our abhorrence of...
  • Parents anger after children as young as THREE told to sign contract promis'g not to use transphobic

    04/24/2015 8:10:45 PM PDT · by massmike · 63 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 04/24/2015 | ELEANOR HARDING
    Children as young as three are being asked to sign a contract pledging not to use transphobic language at school. The pledge is contained in a ‘home-school agreement’ which all children must sign before they start at Turnham Primary School in September. The infants must also promise to refrain from using homophobic and racist phrases and to be tolerant of people with different sexual orientations and lifestyles. Each child must print their name and provide a signature to confirm that they understand their ‘responsibilities’ while attending the school. It is understood that teachers at the South-East London school introduced the...
  • Whatever happened to Larry the Downing Street cat’s increased security?

    04/24/2015 7:15:08 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 19 replies
    Spectator [UK] ^ | 30 March 2015 | Camilla Swift
    When reports emerged that a dog had allegedly been poisoned at Crufts, David Cameron appeared to be extremely worried that a similar fate might befall the Downing Street cat, Larry. Talking to Heart FM, the Prime Minister promised to ‘double the security around him and make sure he’s ok’. But this morning Larry looked far from ‘ok’ when police sniffer dog Bailey turned up on his doorstep. Perhaps the PM has more important things to think about – or perhaps police security is what Cameron had in mind to waylay any attempts on his cat’s life. But needless to say,...
  • Nigel Farage on target to win: Poll puts him NINE points ahead of Tory rival

    04/24/2015 4:58:34 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 59 replies
    NIGEL FARAGE'S hopes of becoming an MP have been given a massive boost with an opinion poll showing the Ukip leader has a commanding nine-point lead in South Thanet. Research privately commissioned by the anti-Brussels party revealed he has opened up a significant gap ahead of Tory candidate Craig Mackinlay in race to win the Kent seat on May 7. Figures also show that Mr Farage has met more voters over the past month than his Labour and Tory rivals put together. Raising a pint of bitter to celebrate St George’s Day in the constituency today, Mr Farage said: “There...
  • How Benedict XVI vanquished the New Atheists

    04/19/2015 12:03:39 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | April 19, 2015 | Mary O'Regan
    Ten years ago today Benedict began his transformative papacy Ten years ago today Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was elected Pope, taking the name Benedict XVI. One surprise of the papacy that followed was that his visit to Britain was a such resounding success – so successful, in fact, that the benefits are still felt to this day. In the months leading up to the papal visit in September 2010, we had militant atheists, campaigning secularists and many sections of the anti-Catholic lobby doing their worst to cast a shadow over the visit. The National Secular Society launched its (grammatically suspect)...
  • Unemployed 'bridezilla' on benefits because she is 'too fat to work' plans dream Ł10,000 wedding

    04/19/2015 7:54:44 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 29 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | april 16, 2015 | thomas burrows
    <p>An unemployed woman has her heart set on a 'fairy-tale church wedding' - and believes the taxpayer should foot the bill as it is her basic human right to be a bride.</p> <p>Anna Broom, of Gillingham, in Kent, has not worked since the age of 19, during which time she has claimed more than Ł100,000 in benefits.</p>
  • Larry King Slams Gun Ownership: 'Beyond Comprehension' to Civil Brits

    04/17/2015 9:15:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 70 replies
    newsbusters.com ^ | 4/16/2015 | Scott Whitlock
    Some may be surprised at this revelation, but Larry King still has a television show. The former CNN host is now on the propaganda outfit Russia Today, as well as Ora TV. On Wednesday, the reliably liberal host pushed gun control in a segment on the Second Amendment. Talking to Chuck Michel of the NRA, the anchor sneered, "So, when Sandy Hook happens, does the NRA feel bad?" Referencing the British, King mused, "I interviewed the head of Scotland Yard once and he could not believe that Americans own guns. It was beyond his comprehension that you could have a...
  • Farage 'Insults' Audience At Leaders' Debate [Attacks left wing audience]

    04/17/2015 2:01:34 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 35 replies
    Nigel Farage has been accused of "insulting" the audience of the final election debate by saying they had failed to understand the issues and were too left wing. During heated debate over the shortage of affordable housing in the UK, the UKIP leader said that "even by the standards of the BBC", the audience was too far left. He said: "There is a total lack of comprehension amongst this panel and the audience, which is a remarkable audience even by the left-wing standards of the BBC." The UKIP leader was jeered as he was told by Ed Miliband that it...
  • Mad Cow Disease In Texas Man Has Mysterious Origin

    04/16/2015 10:41:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NPR ^ | APRIL 16, 2015 | MICHAELEEN DOUCLEFF
    It began with anxiety and depression. A few months later, hallucinations appeared. Then the Texas man, in his 40s, couldn't feel or move the left side of his face. He thought the symptoms were because of a recent car accident. But the psychiatric problems got worse. And some doctors thought the man might have bipolar disorder. Cattle feeding practices have been changed in an effort to halt the spread of mad cow disease. THE SALT Mad Cow Disease: What You Need To Know Now Eventually, he couldn't walk or speak. He was hospitalized. And about 18 months after symptoms began,...
  • You Can Finally Stop Arguing: Here’s The Inspiration For Hillary’s Logo

    04/13/2015 7:07:53 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 65 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 4/13/15 | BENNY JOHNSON
    This is Hillary Clinton’s campaign logo: Yes, everyone has an opinion on what it’s based on: snip But we have found the definitive, argument ending inspiration for the Hillary 2016 logo. Are you ready to have your mind blown? Are you? Meet Hillards, an English grocery store chain founded in 1885.
  • London-based oil executive linked to 9/11 hijackers(saudi Aramco)

    02/20/2012 8:25:15 AM PST · by bayouranger · 33 replies · 2+ views
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 18FEB12 | Anthony Summers, Neil Tweedie and Dan Christensen in Miami
    A Saudi Arabian accused of associating with several of the September 11 hijackers and who disappeared from his home in the United States a few weeks before the attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon, is in London working for his country’s state oil company. Abdulaziz al-Hijji and his wife Anoud left three cars at their luxurious home in a gated community in Sarasota, Florida — one of them new — and flew to Saudi Arabia in August 2001. The refrigerator was full of food; furniture and clothing were left behind; and the swimming pool water was still...
  • U.K. Makes a Big Oil Discovery

    Exploration firm U.K. Oil & Gas Investments said Thursday there may be up to 100 billion barrels of oil at an onshore site in south England, near Gatwick airport, a company spokesperson told CNN. That's more than double the amount of oil pumped from Britain's energy offshore North Sea fields in the past 40 years. The company's share of the total reserves are estimated at close to 9 billion barrels. UKOG chief executive Stephen Sanderson described the discovery as a "world class potential resource."
  • Huge oil find discovered near Gatwick airport

    04/09/2015 10:50:23 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 48 replies
    the Scotsman ^ | 4-9-2015 | Scotsman
    AN exploration firm has announced the discovery of billions of barrels of oil reserves at a site near Gatwick airport. UK Oil & Gas Investments (UKOG) said drilling of the 55-square mile site at the Weald Basin had discovered 158 million barrels per square mile. Chief executive Stephen Sanderson said the Horse Hill-1 well required appraisal and testing to prove its commercial viability but that it had “the potential for significant daily oil production”. Together with another discovery, Portland Sandstone, it was a “possible world class potential resource”. Mr Sanderson told the BBC: “We think we’ve found a very significant...
  • Sex ed courses must make ‘positive’ portrayal of gay sex ‘compulsory’: Teachers Union (UK)

    04/08/2015 12:02:16 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 38 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/7/15 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    LONDON, April 7, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The British government must “make it compulsory that all schools’ sex education policies include a positive portrayal of same-sex relationships," the UK's National Union of Teachers (NUT) decided at its annual conference on Sunday.Christine Blower, General Secretary of the union, said that “NUT is at the forefront in the campaign for equality of opportunity and fair treatment for all students and staff, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation,” and that all political parties contending in the May election should adopt the union's motion."The NUT calls for all parties standing in the 2015 General...
  • Nigel Farage: Not un-Christian to stop treatment of foreign-born HIV patients

    04/05/2015 4:01:05 PM PDT · by UKrepublican · 15 replies
    Nigel Farage has said his comments about ‘HIV tourists’ are perfectly compatible with a religious outlook, claiming that it is “a sensible Christian thing to look after your family and your own community first”. The UKIP leader spoke out on the topic of Christianity over the Easter weekend, after his criticism of foreign-born HIV patients receiving treatment under the NHS during the party leaders’ election debate was condemned as intolerant, xenophobic and lacking in basic human charity. Mr Farage had claimed that 60 per of the 7,000 HIV annual diagnoses in the UK involved “health tourists” who travel to Britain...
  • Muslim men and their cultural problem with women: some view females as commodities to be abused

    04/04/2015 4:54:56 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 18 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 4, 2015 | TANIA STEERE
    Muslim men and their cultural problem with women: Sajid Javid says that some view females as commodities to be abused Muslim communities in parts of Britain have a 'cultural problem' where they view women as commodities to be abused, according to the Culture Secretary. Sajid Javid declared some values prevalent in certain Asian communities were 'totally unacceptable in British society'. His comments come after inquiries into the sexual abuse of vulnerable girls targeted by Asian men in Rochdale, Rotherham and Oxford found that the authorities had failed to protect them.
  • Police Cover-up of Child Sex Abuse in Sheffield ‘Bigger Than Rotherham’

    03/28/2015 9:44:24 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/13/2015 | Oliver Lane
    South Yorkshire Police has covered up abuse on a “massive” scale in the former industrial city turned multicultural melting-pot, a retired veteran police officer has claimed, remarking in an interview the abuse was “bigger than Rotherham”.
  • Hamas Confirms Meeting with American Democrats [Confirmation Of WND Article...Senior Demoncrats]

    12/12/2006 8:21:56 AM PST · by conservativecorner · 49 replies · 2,141+ views
    Yonni The Blogger/IsrealNN.com ^ | Dec. 12, 2006 | Yoni Tidi
    (IsraelNN.com) Hamas officials have confirmed a WorldNetDaily report that terrorist organization leaders recently met with senior Democratic party members after the recent sweep of both houses of Congress in last month's American elections. The independent Arab news agency Ma'an quoted Ahmed Yousef, an aide to prime minister of the Palestinian Authority (PA) Ismail Haniyeh as saying the meeting was held. However, a Democratic National Committee spokeswoman said she has no knowledge that the meeting took place. Details were withheld in order not to damage the image of the Democratic party, he added. Yousef said that Hamas leaders also spoke to...
  • The BBC’s Firing of Jeremy Clarkson Proves a Point About Progressive Media

    03/27/2015 11:35:57 AM PDT · by walford · 55 replies
    EveryJoe ^ | Mar 26, 2015 | Kasimir Urbanski
    The BBC just proved that Progressive media serves the tiny elite who think they should run our lives.It’s official: The BBC have fired Jeremy Clarkson, the main presenter and inventor of the modern version of Top Gear. If you don’t yet know what Top Gear is, go look it up. It pretends to be a show about cars, but it’s actually a fascinating series about three crazy personalities doing insane stunts, and (for very good reasons) it’s been for the last 13 years the most popular non-fiction TV show… in the world.Photo by The Times/Gallo Images/Getty ImagesThe craziest thing about...
  • Falkland Islands’ fears for Russia-backed invasion

    03/25/2015 10:57:08 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 22 replies
    CNBC ^ | 3-25-2015 | Catherine Boyle
    The U.K. has sent extra military support to one of its overseas colonies at the bottom of the world, the Falkland Islands, amid concerns that it is facing increased risk of attack from Argentina, backed by Russia. Two troop-carrying Chinook helicopters and a new surface-to-air missile system have been sent by the U.K. to the remote islands in the South Atlantic, known as Las Malvinas in Argentina. They were the subject of a short-lived war between the U.K. and Argentina in 1982, and lie to the east of Argentina, 8,000 miles away from Britain.
  • Intelligence Min. Wraps Up Lobbying Mission against Iran Deal (Israel lobbies France and UK)

    03/24/2015 2:14:30 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/24/2015, 9:20 PM
    Yuval Steinitz says Israel and France share concerns over US-led hasty deal with Iran, as he ends a 2-day special diplomatic mission. Israel's intelligence minister on Tuesday wrapped up a two-day European diplomatic offensive against making concessions to Iran in nuclear negotiations with world powers, his spokesman said. "Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz completed two days of intensive discussion in Paris and London," a statement from Eyal Basson said, adding that the minister was accompanied by National Security Adviser Yossi Cohen and "intelligence experts". "They met the British negotiating team, headed by Simon Gass, and senior intelligence officials," the statement said,...
  • British deputy PM: If Netanyahu rejects two-state solution, U.K. will recognize Palestine [Israel]

    03/20/2015 4:08:24 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 74 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Thursday, March 19, 2015 | Staff Report
    If Netanyahu rules out a Palestinian state and expands West Bank settlements, 'the world, including the British parliament, would have no option, but to recognize a Palestinian state,' says Nick Clegg. British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for reneging support for a two-state solution, saying that if the Israeli leader does not backtrack from those remarks, Britain would have no choice but to recognize a Palestinian state. Clegg, the leader of the Liberal Democrats, called Netanyahu's vow not to create a Palestinian state "alarming," the Guardian reported Thursday. Netanyahu, while campaigning Monday, said that...
  • NCAA Men’s Tournament Forecast: The Parity Is Over (Nate Silver's Stats)

    03/17/2015 3:55:32 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 14 replies
    fivethirtyeight.com ^ | 03/16/2015 | NATE SILVER
    Not long ago, in a galaxy not so far away from wherever Comcast placed truTV in your cable lineup, the era of the dominant men’s college basketball team was over. Last year, no team had more than a 15 percent chance of winning the NCAA men’s tournament, according to FiveThirtyEight’s pre-tournament forecast (Louisville was the best bet). In 2011, the nominal favorite was Duke, with a 22 percent chance. In 2012, it was Kentucky, at 27 percent, and in 2013, Louisville led with a 23 percent chance. While two of those favorites (Kentucky in 2012 and Louisville in 2013) happened...
  • South West Trains Apologises after Announcer Tells Fat Passengers Not to Sit Down

    03/16/2015 4:53:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | March 14, 2015 | A.B. Sanderson
    Passengers on the South West Train service from Basingstoke to London Waterloo were left in shock after an announcer took to the tannoy to say that fat people should remain standing because of lack of space, the Daily Mail reports. On the packed commuter service, a member of staff reportedly said: “We are going to be like sardines on this train, so can I ask that only slim people sit on the three-seaters. If you are fat then it is simply not going to work.” One passenger was left furious by the announcement, saying: “I am not necessarily a big...
  • ‘If I Hear One Homophobic Word, I Will Arrest You:’ Street Preacher on Trial for Biblical Preaching

    03/14/2015 8:56:45 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 58 replies
    Christian News ^ | 3/13/15 | Heather Clark
    TAUNTON, UK – A street preacher in the UK who is charged with making “homophobic” and “Islamophobic” remarks has just completed a two-day trial and awaits a verdict on whether or not biblical speech about the issues is considered a crime in the country. Mike Overd, a street preacher for five years, is accused of speaking against homosexuality and Islam last June and July on two separate occasions. He is now facing two charges of using threatening and abusive words and a charge of causing racially or religiously aggravated harassment, alarm or distress under the Public Order Act. A police...
  • Jeremy Clarkson Suspended From BBC Top Gear for Punching Producer.

    03/11/2015 3:04:07 PM PDT · by sinsofsolarempirefan · 30 replies
    Jeremy Clarkson made light of his suspension by the BBC, as an online petition for him to be reinstated topped 500,000 signatures. The Top Gear presenter told reporters he was "just off to the job centre" as he left his home in London.
  • Terrorists Aim to End Western Civilization

    07/10/2005 9:09:10 PM PDT · by Tom Jefferson · 4 replies · 229+ views
    Bear to the Right ^ | July 10, 2005 | Gary Aminoff
    Efraim Halevy,the former head of the Mossad, the Israeli secret service, recently resigned as head of the Israel National Security Council and as national security advisor to Prime Minister Sharon. Very few men in this world are as familiar with Islamic jihadists as Halevy. In the Scotsman today, Halevy discusses the aim of Islamic Terrorism. In the article titled, "Terrorists' aim is to end western civilisation", Halevy says of the London bombings, "There was careful planning, intelligence-gathering, and a sophisticated choice of timing as well as near-perfect execution. We are faced with a deadly and determined adversary who will stop...
  • We were wrong to try to ban racism out of existence, says former equality chief

    03/08/2015 9:04:45 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/7/2015
    Anti-racism doctrine has encouraged abuse and endangered lives, he says... A former equality chief has branded his years working to stamp out racial discrimination as 'utterly wrong'. Writer and broadcaster Trevor Phillips said efforts made under the Blair government turned anti-racism into an 'ugly new doctrine'. Mr Phillips is the former chairman of the Equality and Human Rights Commission and has waged a 30-year campaign to tackle issues around discrimination and equality. In an upcoming Channel 4 documentary, called Things We Won't Say About Race That Are True, he says attempts to stop prejudice instead encouraged abuse and endangered lives...
  • Britain's new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth sighted in River Forth as fitting-out continues

    03/02/2015 2:33:12 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 22 replies
    mail Online, UK ^ | 27 February 2015 | JENNIFER SMITH
    The next phase of work on the Navy's largest ever warship is underway, with the upper decks of the huge vessel gradually taking form. Workers were seen on board HMS Queen Elizabeth in Rosyth Dock in Fife, some seven months after being first floated on the River Forth. She was unveiled by the Queen in 2014 after the ordinarily dry dock was flooded with water. The ship is Britain's largest ever maritime vessel weighing 65,000 tonnes and measuring 918ft from bow to stern. At almost 230ft, she stands as tall as Niagara Falls from the keel to the masthead. Once...
  • Violent clashes break out during anti-Islam march in Newcastle City (UK)

    02/28/2015 1:31:10 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 18 replies
    UK Daily mail ^ | 2-28-2015 | Ollie Gillman
    here were violent clashes on the streets of Newcastle today as hundreds of demonstrators from controversial anti-Islam group Pegida were met by a 2,000-strong counter-protest. Around 400 people from the far-right group were shouted down by the counter-demonstration, with scuffles breaking out as the rally made its way through the city centre, leading to five arrests. The rival demonstrations against the anti-Islam march were led by Respect MP George Galloway who spoke at the pro-Islam rally, branding the far-right protesters a 'German Nazi group'.
  • Jihadi John: 'Radicalised' by Britain (UPSIDE-DOWN! Sympathy for Poor Jihadi John!?)

    02/26/2015 7:37:42 AM PST · by Wiz-Nerd · 25 replies
    CAGE UK ^ | Thursday 26 February 2015 | CAGE UK
    Since 2001, the British authorities have systematically shifted the spotlight away from its foreign policy and its security agencies by placing blame for violence at home and abroad solely on Muslims. British security services have systematically engaged in the harassment of young Muslims, rendering their lives impossible and leaving them with no legal avenue to redress their situation. A Washington Post correspondent contacted CAGE regarding a story she was working on. CAGE Research Director, Asim Qureshi met with the journalist, where she inquired about the name Mohammad Emwazi. Qureshi went away with that information and checked CAGE’s files, revealing that...
  • ISIS militant ‘Jihadi John’ unmasked as middle-class Brit

    02/26/2015 6:12:09 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 36 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2-26-2015 | Yaron Steinbuch
    ISIS militant ‘Jihadi John’ unmasked as middle-class Brit By Yaron Steinbuch February 26, 2015 | 7:16am The infamous masked ISIS madman seen in gruesome videos beheading Western hostages was identified by media outlets Thursday as Mohammed Emwazi — a middle-class Briton with a degree in computer programming. The BBC reported that the Kuwaiti-born Emwazi is in his mid-20s and from West London. British authorities chose not to identify him earlier for operational reasons. “I have no doubt that Mohammed is Jihadi John,” one of Emwazi’s close friends told the Washington Post. “He was like a brother to me. . . . I...
  • Trident question comes to the surface

    02/26/2015 1:13:55 AM PST · by moose07 · 4 replies
    BBC ^ | 26 February 2015 | Mark Mardell
    Trident question comes to the surface The SNP, Plaid Cymru and the Greens want Trident to be scrapped The loch at Faslane is very calm on a beautiful spring-like day, seagulls wheel above the jetty and its short, white radar tower. Beneath the still waters, I presume, lurks some of Britain's ageing nuclear deterrent. The future of Trident may not be much of an issue in the election, but it will be one of the most important, and expensive, decisions the new government makes. And it could be a vital issue in any negotiations if there is a hung...
  • Farage To Get Hero's Welcome From US Group (UK Independence Party [UKIP] Leader)

    02/25/2015 8:51:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Sky News ^ | February 25, 2015 | Dominic Waghorn, US Correspondent
    The UKIP leader will share a stage with high-profile US conservatives including Sarah Palin and NRA gun lobbyists.UKIP leader Nigel Farage is expected to get a celebrity reception in Washington when he addresses America's most high-profile right-wing conference this week. Sarah Palin, Rand Paul, Jeb Bush and the National Rifle Association (NRA) gun lobby will be sharing a stage with the British politician after he was invited to address the Conservative Political Action Committee in the US capital. Aides told Sky News his philosophy has much in common with his republican hosts, who also focus on "the battle for smaller...
  • Reality of UK Muslim child pimping: 4% Muslims have 200x more perpetrators than any other goups

    02/25/2015 3:58:38 PM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    The Muslim Issue ^ | March 2, 2014
    Muslims who consist of only 4% of the UK population have 200 times the number of sexual perpetrators than any other group, is only a small number of the actual reality. It only represents cases that have come to light. The more cases that are prosecuted, the higher that number goes... Muslim child pimping in the UK, a rampant and widespread crime taking place all across the country that has been covered up and protected by local Muslim politicians and Muslim police officers. This is why Muslims should never be allowed in any form of government position. In fact, immigrants...
  • Britain’s Lost Girls

    02/25/2015 12:27:07 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 33 replies
    WSJ ^ | February 24, 2015
    Britons have anxiously followed for nearly a week the hunt for three missing teenage schoolgirls who aren’t “missing” at all. The trio appear to have evaded efforts to track them down as they journeyed to Syria to join Islamic State. Authorities say the three girls lied to their families about their plans for the day on Feb. 17 to buy time to fly from London’s Gatwick Airport to Istanbul. From there they are believed to have traveled into Syria. One of the three allegedly was in contact via social media with Aqsa Mahmood, a 20-year-old Scottish woman who also became...
  • 370,000 migrants on the dole

    02/23/2015 9:06:20 AM PST · by Perseverando · 9 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | January 19, 2012 | Robert Winnett
    More than 370,000 migrants who were admitted to Britain to work, study or go on holiday are now claiming out-of-work benefits, according to official figures compiled for the first time. The migrants, who can claim unemployment, housing and incapacity benefit, are costing taxpayers billions of pounds a year. In other countries, many would have had to return home after their visas expired or their employment ended. But Chris Bryant, shadow immigration minister, today blamed the Government and said the situation would only get worse due to lax border controls, rising migration and increasing unemployment. He said: "Tory ministers are resorting...
  • UK TV host asks Jewish filmmaker if walking in Paris with yarmulke was a “provocation”

    02/20/2015 9:50:16 AM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 2/20/15 | Robert Spencer
    The UK’s hideously compromised Channel 4 (of course, when speaking of any mainstream media outlet in Britain, “hideously compromised” is a given) interviewed the maker of this video, and ended up asking him if walking through Paris wearing a yarmulke was an “act of provocation.” And people wonder why the UK is in the fix it’s in
  • Britain reduces aid to Uganda

    04/29/2005 5:25:19 PM PDT · by motomosanto · 4 replies · 321+ views
    CNN ^ | April 29, 2005 | CNN
    Former colonial power Britain is one of the biggest donors among nations that contributed almost $850 million to government coffers in 2003-2004, about 48 percent of Uganda's budget. Since 1987, rich nations have bankrolled Uganda's economic recovery, which has been based on stability, market liberalisation and improved security in a country haunted by bloody memories of the late Idi Amin's dictatorship. Uganda's economy has grown by about 6 percent a year for more than a decade. British budget support is linked to reforms, officials say, including setting up rules for multiparty competition and separating state organs from Museveni's "no-party" Movement...
  • Three women arrested after man glassed during Valentine's Day screening of Fifty Shades

    02/17/2015 8:30:00 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 59 replies
    The Telegraph [UK] ^ | 16 Feb 2015
    A Valentine's Day cinema screening of Fifty Shades of Grey ended in chaos when three women were arrested for attacking a man. Witnesses claim the bust-up started after the victim asked the "worse for the wear" women to quieten down during a viewing on Saturday evening. Police then rushed to Grosvenor Cinema in Glasgow's west end where they arrested three women. Cinema visitors also claimed the man had been glassed and that staff were forced to wipe blood from seats before the next screening of the film.
  • Replacing Trident with jets ‘would save Ł13bn’ (U.K.)

    02/15/2015 5:51:33 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 27 replies
    The Scotsman ^ | 2/15/2015 | ANDREW WHITAKER
    REPLACING Trident with a nuclear deterrent dropped from the air would save up to £13 billion for priority defence equipment spending, a think-tank has claimed in a new report. Trident nuclear submarines at Faslane are an “expensive and excessive” solution to the UK deterrence requirements and would have been ineffective even during the Cold War, CentreForum said in its analysis. Instead, the UK’s forthcoming F-35 Joint Strike Fighters – a stealth aircraft bought for conventional missions – should be adapted to deliver a “minimum nuclear deterrent” based upon a stockpile of 100 British built B61-12 nuclear bombs, the “independent liberal”...
  • UKIP: The First Hundred Days - Channel 4 Promo

    02/15/2015 2:44:18 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 5 replies
    youtube ^ | 02/12/15 | WarnerChappellPMUK
    This is a trailer for a hit piece on UKIP and Nigel Farage.There is no text with the video.Judging from the trailer it's a nasty piece of work.
  • British Artists Boycott Israel As One Million British Girls Are Raped by Muslim Gangs

    02/14/2015 10:16:17 PM PST · by juliosevero · 17 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    British Artists Boycott Israel As One Million British Girls Are Raped by Muslim Gangs By Julio Severo In an initiative called “Artists for Palestine,” some 700 British artists, including Roger Waters, Brian Eno, Mike Leigh, Ken Loach and Richard Ashcroft, made a pledge, February 14, to boycott Israel in reaction to what they termed “the Palestinian catastrophe,” according to the Jerusalem Post. Catastrophe? It is what is happening around Israel. Syria, Iraq and other Islamic nations around Israel are suffering: Muslims are killing Christians. In all the Muslim nations in the Middle East, the same pattern has repeated itself...
  • Rotherham Victim: We Were ‘Sacrificed’ by British Left

    02/13/2015 8:19:47 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/13/15 | Arnold Ahlert
    How child rape gangs were allowed to flourish to protect the leftist political establishment The horrific story of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham, England, has taken another tawdry turn. “Jessica,” who was victimized as a child, insists local politicians “buried the truth to suit their own ends.” “I’ve said all along that this has been about two things—money and power,” she explained. “Girls like me were sacrificed because no one wanted the boat rocked because they knew it’d cost them votes if the finger of blame was pointed and because they thought we were worthless.” The votes to which Jessica...
  • Number of Muslim children doubles in decade

    02/12/2015 3:38:44 PM PST · by ABN 505 · 24 replies
    UK Telegragh ^ | 2/12/15 | John Bingham
    The number of children growing up as Muslims in the UK has almost doubled in a decade in what experts have described as an “unprecedented” shift in Britain’s social make-up. One in 12 schoolchildren in England and Wales are now officially classed as Muslim after a decade which saw the number of followers of Islam surge by just over 1.1 million, according to the most detailed study of its kind ever published. Landmark study shows number of children under five being brought up as Muslim rose 80 per cent in a
  • UK cops seek information on those who purchased Charlie Hebdo magazine

    02/12/2015 2:47:18 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/12/15 | Arthur Weinreb
    The next edition of Charlie Hebdo is set to come out on February 25. A good maxim for those in the UK who are considering making a purchase is “buyer beware.” It is simply Orwellian. Despite many in the free world standing up for freedom of speech and proudly proclaiming “Je suis Charlie,” some police forces in the United Kingdom have been questioning newsagents and demanding the names and details of those who purchased the magazine. The edition of Charlie Hebdo in question was the one put out after the massacre of Charlie Hebdo employees in a terrorist attack in...