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  • Russian Espionage Plot Uncovered in London

    12/20/2010 4:47:41 AM PST · by IbJensen · 15 replies
    New American ^ | December 19, 2010 | Daniel Sayani
    Another Russian espionage plot has been uncovered, this time in London, involving controversial British Liberal Democrat MP Michael Hancock and his parliamentary aide, Russian national Katia Zatuliveter, a suspected sleeper agent who is being deported on charges that she is a threat to British national security, according to the MI5 intelligence service. This latest episode comes in the wake of the arrest and deportation of 10 Russian sleeper agents in the United States in June 2010, including former British citizen Anna Chapman. Officials also believe that there may be as many as 35 other Russian spies presently working in Britain...
  • Trump Lets Germany Have It with Both Barrels: Praises Brexit, Criticizes Merkel and NATO

    01/17/2017 1:22:15 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/17/2017 | Rick Moran
    The inscription on the Great Seal of the United States reads "Novus ordo seclorum," translated sometimes as "A New Age Now Begins." Judging by this interview Donald Trump gave the German daily Bild, that adage will almost certainly take on a new meaning as Donald Trump reshapes the world.Trump sounds like he wants to upend more than 70 years of post-World War II U.S. foreign policy. What he might replace it with is so far unknown. But you can bet that after reading what Trump had to say about Europe, about NATO, and about Germany, the lights will be burning...
  • Donald Trump Promises Post-Brexit Britain a ‘Fair’ Trade Deal

    01/15/2017 6:02:55 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 5 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2017-01-15 | TIM STELLOH
    In his first interview with foreign media, President-elect Donald Trump said he planned to offer a "fair" trade deal to Britain "within weeks" of his inauguration. In a joint interview published Sunday in The Times of London and Germany's Bild, Trump said that he planned to make Britain's departure from the European Union "a great thing" and that he would meet with British Prime Minister Theresa May shortly after he is sworn in Friday. "We're gonna work very hard to get it done quickly and done properly," he told the papers, adding: "I love the UK." The comments come as...
  • Donald Trump says UK 'doing great' after Brexit vote

    01/15/2017 7:50:52 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 3 replies
    BBC News ^ | 2017-01-15
    The UK is "doing great" following its vote to leave the EU, US President-elect Donald Trump has said. In his first UK interview, with former justice secretary Michael Gove for the Times, Mr Trump said he thought the UK was "so smart in getting out". Mr Trump promised a quick trade deal between the US and the UK after he takes office in five days' time. He also criticised Nato and German Chancellor Angela Merkel's immigration policies. Mr Trump spoke to the Times and German newspaper Bild ahead of his inauguration on Friday.
  • The British National Health Service Is in Crisis: What Else Is New?

    01/15/2017 1:56:50 PM PST · by rey · 14 replies
    Liberty law Site ^ | 13 Jan 2017 | Theodore Dalrymple
    One of the most curious political phenomena of the western world is the indestructible affection in which the British hold their National Health Service. No argument, no criticism, no evidence can diminish, let alone destroy, it. The only permissible criticism of it is that the government does not spend enough on it, a ‘meanness’ (with other people’s money) to which all the service’s shortcomings are attributable. In effect, the NHS is the national religion. Yet again, however, the NHS is in ‘crisis.’ The British Red Cross has called the present situation an incipient humanitarian crisis, as if the country were...
  • Photographer Lord Snowdon, the former husband of Princess Margaret, dies peacefully aged 86

    01/13/2017 7:51:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 13, 2017 | Sam Tonkin
    Lord Snowdon, the former husband of Princess Margaret, has died at the age of 86. The photographer, born Anthony Armstrong-Jones, died peacefully at his home today, the photographic agency he worked with has said. Buckingham Palace said the Queen had been informed, but did not comment further. Camera Press said in a short statement: 'The Earl of Snowdon died peacefully at home on 13th January 2017.'
  • John Kerry blames Britain for derailing Obama's plan for intervention in Syria

    01/05/2017 9:38:40 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 39 replies
    The Guardian ^ | January 5, 2017 | By David Smith
    Barack Obama’s plan for military intervention in Syria was abruptly derailed by David Cameron and British members of parliament, US secretary of state John Kerry claimed on Thursday. The American president said he would bomb the Syrian regime if it used chemical weapons but he did not follow through on his promise. The failure to enforce his stated “red line” after President Bashar al-Assad used sarin gas in a Damascus suburb in August 2013 is seen by some as the worst stain on Obama’s legacy. The British parliament’s vote against air strikes has long been cited by Obama and others...
  • Brexit Leader Farage To Attend Trump Inauguration

    01/05/2017 3:55:09 PM PST · by drewh · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/05/17 08:59 EST | BY REBECCA SAVRANSK
    ritish politician Nigel Farage, who campaigned for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, will attend President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration this month, Reuters reported Thursday. Farage, the former leader of the U.K. Independent Party and a vocal Trump backer, will be a guest of Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R). "The governor of Mississippi has invited me and I'm there for a few days and it's going to be a great, historic event," Farage told Sky News. "In America they've had a political revolution and it's complete; the problem in Britain is our revolution is not complete because the same...
  • UK Government issues unprecedented attack on the US after Secretary of State John Kerry...

    12/30/2016 5:37:20 AM PST · by MaxistheBest · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/30/2016 | Matt Dathan
    No 10 says it was inappropriate of Kerry to attack the make-up of the democratically-elected Israeli government Rebukes US Secretary of State for focusing on the single issue of settlements Says Kerry's remarks have been unhelpful in the pursuit of two-state solution Increasingly bitter row came after Kerry's strongly-worded attack on Israeli government's illegal construction of settlements in the West Bank The UK Government today launched an unprecedented attack on the US, its closest ally, over John Kerry's condemnation of the Israeli regime as the 'most right-wing in history'. In a highly critical speech on foreign policy yesterday the US...
  • Convict who tied BACON TO MOSQUE DOOR HANDLES dies behind bars

    12/29/2016 6:52:00 PM PST · by kevcol · 21 replies
    Express-UK ^ | December 29, 2016 | Will Kirby
    A 35-year-old man serving a 12-month sentence for a racist attack on a Bristol mosque has been found dead in prison - just two days after Christmas Day. . . . Bacon was thrown at the mosque and a St George’s flag was propped up outside along with the slogan, ‘No more refugees’. . . . All four were all given a restraining order banning them from going within 100 metres of a mosque anywhere in England or Wales for the next 10 years. Sentencing, Judge Julian Lambert, describe the incident as an "attack on England" and "the principles of...
  • 12 MILLION more migrants to arrive in UK in 25 years without hard Brexit

    12/29/2016 11:50:28 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 7 replies
    Express (UK) ^ | Dec 29, 2016 | MACER HALL
    MASS immigration will continue at "unacceptable" levels for at least the next two decades unless Britain makes a full break with Brussels, a report predicted last night. Figures showed that annual net migration to the UK from EU countries would be unlikely to fall below 155,000 in the "medium term" if the country stays in the EU's Single Market. And the Government's ability to reduce the influx will be "extremely limited" as long as the EU's free movement rules remain in force. The disturbing forecast of near-record levels of migration for years ahead was set out in a report from...
  • Thatcher and Reagan part 2? Trump & May 'WILL make UK-US relationship stronger than ever'

    12/27/2016 10:16:16 PM PST · by GonzoII · 20 replies
    Express ^ | Wed, Dec 28, 2016 | Aletha Adu
    DONALD Trump and Theresa May have vowed to make the special relationship between Britain and the US “stronger than ever”, Britain’s ambassador to Washington has revealed. The President-elect and second British female Prime Minister have agreed over a series of phone calls to build on the legacy that President Reagan and Prime Minister Thatcher forged. Sir Kim Darroch, praised the billionaire’s “historic and impressive” victory that was “like no other in history” and called leaders to embrace the future that lies ahead.
  • Anti-Christian Persecution is Being Overlooked, Says Prince Charles

    12/22/2016 5:45:07 PM PST · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 12/22/16 | Staff Reporter
    The Prince said religious freedom could be a matter of life and deathPrince Charles has said that the scale of anti-Christian persecution is “not widely appreciated”. Speaking on Radio 4’s Thought for the Day, the Prince of Wales recalled meeting a Jesuit priest from Syria who gave him “a graphic account of what life is like for those Christians he was forced to leave behind”. Persecution, especially by ISIS, has led many Middle East Christians to flee their homes. Iraq’s Christian population has decreased from 1.4 million to 250,000. Last week, Barack Obama signed the International Religious Freedom Act, which...
  • Starting in 2019, if Your Film Isn’t Diverse, It Won’t Be Eligible for a BAFTA Award

    12/20/2016 7:28:21 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 59 replies
    In an incredibly bold move, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced last week that, beginning in 2019, works that do not demonstrate inclusivity in their production practices will no longer be eligible for the Outstanding British Film or Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director, or Producer awards at the annual BAFTAs, often considered the U.K. equivalent of the Oscars.* Eligible projects must showcase this in two of the following ways, as the BBC reported: On-screen characters and themes, senior roles and crew, industry training and career progression, and audience access and appeal to underrepresented audiences. BAFTA...
  • 'USA you'll pay!' UK Muslims chant Allahu Akbar in 2nd march in 3 days to demand Caliphate

    12/19/2016 7:53:52 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 47 replies
    Express (UK) ^ | Dec 19, 2016 | VICKIIE OLIPHANT
    HUGE crowds of Muslims chanting Allahu Akbar descended on London for the second time in a week in a series of protests to demand an Islamic caliphate in Syria. On Wednesday, more than 1,000 protestors gathered outside the Syrian embassy in London’s Belgrave Square calling for America to be punished over Aleppo. While one protester appeared to be waving a Taliban flag, others were seen handed placards made by Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain, which calls for the reestablishment of a caliphate. Then just days later another 400 British Muslims travelled to the capital from cities including Birmingham and Bradford to take...
  • Terror arrests made after 'significant plot to attack UK is disrupted'

    12/17/2016 2:13:35 PM PST · by Lorianne · 7 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 12 December 2016 | Vikram Dodd
    Counter-terrorism investigators have made six arrests after disrupting what they believe was a “significant plot” to attack the UK that was influenced by Islamic State. Material recovered from an address raided in Derby has been initially assessed as being consistent with that needed to make homemade explosives, the Guardian understands. The arrests were intelligence led but past cases have shown that initial assumptions among investigators are sometimes incorrect because materials for making homemade explosives can also have innocent uses. It followed an operation by the domestic security service MI5 and counter-terrorism police. Counter-terrorism officials believe they have disrupted three attacks...
  • UK Pro-life Groups Express Alarm over Three-parent Baby Plans

    12/16/2016 2:13:50 PM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 4 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | December 16, 2016 | Madeleine Teahan
    Babies made from two women and one man have been approved by the UK's fertility regulator. The creation of babies made from two women and one man has been approved by the UK’s fertility regulator, prompting condemnation from pro-life campaign groups.The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority announced its endorsement of the new procedure yesterday. It is supposed to prevent babies being born with genetic disorders such as mitochondrial diseases.The genetic diseases are inherited from the mother only, so the new technique uses a donor egg as well as the mother’s egg and father’s sperm in order to ensure the disease is...
  • VIDEO 1000 Muslims block London streets chanting Allahu Akbar to demand Islamic caliphate

    12/15/2016 7:19:19 AM PST · by Perseverando · 56 replies
    Express ^ | December 15, 2016 | Unattributed
    MORE than 1000 Muslims took to the streets of London last night chanting Allahu Akbar and demanding an Islamic caliphate. The street outside the empty embassy in Belgrave Square, London, was closed off as it filled with protestors and Islamic leaders chanting loudly and calling for America to be punished over Aleppo. The demonstration became an alternative to an official rally calling for an end to the bloodshed in Syria outside Downing Street. During the speeches which lasted almost an hour the crowd chanted Allahu Akbar 'God is the greatest' and cheered for those calling for a global caliphate. Protestors...
  • UKIP's Steven Woolfe seriously ill after party 'altercation'

    10/06/2016 5:26:35 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 22 replies ^ | October 6, 2016 | Sky News
    Sky sources say Steven Woolfe has suspected bleeding on the brain after being punched in the face by a fellow MEP. ...-A party spokesman said Mr Woolfe was "taken suddenly ill" in the European Parliament building in Strasbourg on Thursday morning.
  • MPs vote to back Government’s timetable on Article 50 (Brexit)

    12/07/2016 11:26:21 AM PST · by UKrepublican · 20 replies
    MPs have voted in favour of the Government's timetable to trigger Article 50 by March 2017.
  • Queen Victoria's bloomers up for auction in the UK

    12/05/2016 2:00:47 PM PST · by workerbee · 21 replies
    Fox ^ | 12/5/16 | James Rogers
    A pair of linen bloomers that once belonged to Queen Victoria are up for auction in the U.K. later this month. The split drawers have a 42.5-inch drawstring waist and are embroidered with the royal monogram “V.R.” for “Victoria Regina (Queen Victoria)” and the number “23.” Auction house Henry Aldridge & Son told that the bloomers were given to the seller’s grandmother by one of Queen Victoria’s ladies in waiting.
  • Half of asylum seekers complain UK housing funded by YOU is 'completely inadequate'

    11/26/2016 8:35:27 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The Express ^ | November 26, 2016 | Jon Austin
    EXCLUSIVE: FIFTY percent of asylum seekers surveyed about the quality of housing they have been provided, which is paid for by the taxpayer, have branded it as "completely inadequate", it has emerged. Refugees housed across Birmingham and the West Midlands were quizzed about the standard of accommodation they were provided and a further 17 per cent described it as just "mediocre". The properties were provided by G4S, one of three companies hired by the Home Office to provide asylum seeker accommodation up and down the country. Just 11 percent of people asked said the housing was excellent, eight percent described...
  • Britain to Trump: 'No vacancy' for Nigel Farage as ambassador to the USA

    11/22/2016 10:22:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Yahoo News via Reuters ^ | 11/22/2016 | By Guy Faulconbridge
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain on Tuesday dismissed U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's unprecedented expression of support for Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage to be made British ambassador to Washington, saying pointedly that there is no vacancy for the job. Trump, who after his election victory met Farage before any EU leaders, said on Twitter that "many people" would like to see the former metals trader turned politician as Britain's ambassador. "Many people would like to see @Nigel_Farage represent Great Britain as their Ambassador to the United States. He would do a great job!" Trump said. Prime Minister Theresa May, who congratulated Trump...
  • Donald Trump: Nigel Farage would be great UK ambassador

    11/22/2016 1:36:27 AM PST · by Nextrush · 34 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11/22/2016 | BBC
    President-elect Donald Trump has said UKIP leader Nigel Farage would make a good British ambassador to the US. Mr. Trump said 'many people' would like to see Mr. Farage as ambassador and he would do a 'great job". Mr. Farage, who helped Mr. Trump during his U.S. presidential election campaign, said the suggestion has come as a "bolt from the blue", adding: "If I could help the UK in any way I would." But No 10 rejected the suggestion, saying "there is no vacancy". Mr. Trump tweeted: "Many people would like to see @Nigel_Farage represent Great Britain as their Ambassador...
  • British Authorities Still Ignoring Massive Pakistani-Led Child Sex Ring

    11/21/2016 10:51:08 PM PST · by zlando · 26 replies
    Europe-Israel News ^ | November 22, 2016 | M. G. Oprea
    A new investigation by the Daily Express has found that the massive Rotherham child sex exploitation ring whose discovery rocked England two years ago is not only still in operation, but is as strong as ever. Reports from social workers, police, residents, and abuse victims all said the same thing: It’s still happening on an “industrial scale.” In 2014, an independent inquiry led by Alexis Jay, a former senior social worker, found that men of Pakistani origin had groomed at least 1,400 young girls for sexual exploitation over the previous 16 years. These girls, as young as 12, were...
  • UK: Muslim gets just 1 year jail for raping, blackmailing teen schoolgirls

    11/21/2016 9:46:44 AM PST · by zlando · 36 replies
    Europe-Israel News ^ | Europe Israel News
    Mohammed Luqman, 18, threatened to post footage on Facebook of brave victim A student has been jailed for blackmailing a 14-year-old schoolgirl into handing over family jewellery after threatening to release a video of her being ‘abused’ on Facebook. The young victim claimed she was targeted for sexual exploitation by Mohammed Luqman, 18, over a period of months. The Birmingham college student allegedly recorded her being sexually abused and later threatened to release the videos on social media, unless she stole from her family for him. The terrified schoolgirl did hand over jewellery and her iPhone but later broke...
  • WHAT DO WE DO WITH A SHRUNKEN NAVY? Royal Navy has been reduced to a ‘historic low’ number

    11/21/2016 5:08:05 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 21 replies
    THE Royal Navy has been allowed to shrink to a “dangerous and historic low” leaving it unable to combat global threats, MPs will warn today. A Defence Select Committee report says Britain will one day be unable to defend its shores unless it increases its “pathetic” fleet of 19 frigates and destroyers. Only 17 frigates are usable and the MoD is still negotiating on designs and contracts over the construction of replacement vessels IMAGE: ROYAL NAVY Only 17 are usable and the MoD is still negotiating on designs and contracts over the construction of replacement vessels. A Defence Select Committee...
  • The Queen 'Set To Invite Donald Trump to Britain'

    11/20/2016 10:34:00 AM PST · by Steelfish · 87 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | November 20, 2016 | Laura Hughes
    The Queen 'Set To Invite Donald Trump to Britain' The president-elect reportedly told Theresa May that his mother had been a 'big fan' of the Queen Laura Hughes 20 NOVEMBER 2016 • Donald Trump will receive an invitation to meet with the Queen in the summer of next year, according to reports. Ministers believe the Queen is their "secret weapon" and Theresa May will use the state visit to help strengthen the "special relationship" between Britain and the United States. The US president-elect reportedly told the Prime Minister during a phone call last week that his late Scottish mother had...
  • Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby: It’s time to stop saying Isil has ‘nothing to do with Islam’

    11/19/2016 9:56:16 PM PST · by zlando · 8 replies
    Europe-Israel News ^ | November 20, 2016 | Europe Israel News
    Claims that the atrocities of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant have “nothing to do with Islam” are harming efforts to confront and combat extremism, the Archbishop of Canterbury has insisted. Religious leaders of all varieties must “stand up and take responsibility” for the actions of extremists who profess to follow their faith, the Most Rev Justin Welby said. He argued that unless people recognise and attempt to understand the motivation of terrorists they will never be able to combat their ideology effectively. It follows calls from a series of high profile figures for people to avoid using...
  • Anger as less than A THIRD of Muslim nations sign up to coalition against ISIS

    11/18/2016 11:25:02 PM PST · by zlando · 24 replies
    Europe-Israel News ^ | November 19, 2016 | Europe Israel News
    A TOP British official has taken aim at some Muslim nations during a meeting at the United Nations this week, slamming them for not clamping down on extremism It comes as it can be revealed just 18 out of 57 Muslim majority world states have signed up to a coalition against ISIS. The UK’s permanent representative to the UN, Matthew Rycroft, delivered a strongly worded speech blasting what he called “evil groups” and saying not enough is being done. The comments came as the UN general assembly supported a plan by the Islamic Development Bank to invest £7.2bn to...
  • British people are pleading for Barack Obama to move to the UK and become Prime Minister

    11/18/2016 1:46:25 PM PST · by SaveFerris · 91 replies
    Indy100 ^ | Posted 8 days ago | by Narjas Zatat
    Britain and the US appear to be going through similar crises of identity. Across the pond, Donald Trump’s incredibly divisive victory has seen protests across the country. The state of the UK isn’t much better: Theresa May’s Brexit bumbling and the High Court’s decision to leave Article 50 to an MPs' vote has left the country thoroughly frustrated. But there seems to be a solution forming in the minds of Britons: Poach the American leaving office.
  • [Video] United Kingdom: Shia militia march in military uniform in a suburb of London

    11/18/2016 11:22:05 AM PST · by zlando · 30 replies
    Europe-Israel News ^ | Europe Israel News
    The militia of the fundamentalist Shiite preacher Yasser Habib, whose men train in a suburbs of London, parade in military uniform with flag raising. In the video Al Jazeera below, it is possible to see this parade from 1mn34 to 3mn48. Read More Twitter: @zlando
  • London’s Muslim Mayor Urges Anti-Trump Migrants to Flock to UK

    11/17/2016 9:50:37 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 37 replies
    Speaking alongside Google CEO Sundar Pichal, the invitation of Labour politician Khan comes amid rumours sad liberals are threatening to emigrate from the U.S. Khan brought up reports that, after Donald Trump’s shock win in last week’s presidential election, left-wing Americans have been looking into migrating. Referencing rumours that such a phenomenon caused Canada’s immigration website to crash, Khan said Trump haters with U.S. citizenship should look into migrating to the UK. “Millions of people, I’m told, used Google’s search engine post the election on Tuesday – we know millions use it every single day,” he said. “I heard one...
  • Royal Navy to lose missiles and be left only with guns

    11/15/2016 12:06:13 PM PST · by C19fan · 40 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | November 15, 2016 | Ben Farmer
    Royal Navy warships will be left without anti-ship missiles and be forced to rely on naval guns because of cost-cutting, the Ministry of Defence has admitted. The Navy’s Harpoon missiles will retire from the fleet’s frigates and destroyers in 2018 without a replacement, while there will also be a two year gap without helicopter-launched anti-shipping missiles.
  • ThereZzzzza May: PM uses Lord Banquet speech to tell the wealthy elite to never again ignore

    11/14/2016 4:54:58 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 2 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | November 14, 2016 | Tim Sculthorpe and Matt Dathan
    Full title:ThereZzzzza May: PM uses Lord Banquet speech to tell the wealthy elite to never again ignore the people on immigration... but did they even manage to stay awake? Theresa May tonight told Britain's political class to learn the lessons of Brexit and Donald Trump by never again ignoring the public's fears about immigration. She used her first Mansion House address to say voters never gave permission for immigration to change their communities. However, despite her rousing and impassioned speech, not everyone seemed to be hanging off her every word as some guests - including David Davis, Secretary of State...
  • Theresa May plans Trump charm offensive after snub to Farage

    11/14/2016 4:46:15 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 11 replies
    The Guardian ^ | November 14, 2016 | Rowena Mason and Anushka Asthana
    Theresa May has moved to stop Nigel Farage interfering in the UK’s relationship with Donald Trump, as Downing Street prepares its own diplomatic offensive to smooth over relations with the US president-elect. The prime minister is expected to fly out to the US to meet the president-elect at the “earliest opportunity”, while sources revealed the Foreign Office is preparing a meeting between Boris Johnson and vice-president elect Mike Pence within weeks. It comes just days after Trump rolled out the red carpet for Farage during an hour-long meeting in New York over the weekend in a move that was widely...
  • Theresa May BEGS Donald Trump for a meeting after Nigel Farage humiliation

    11/14/2016 4:33:59 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 29 replies
    The Daily Mirror ^ | November 14, 2016 | Jack Blanchard
    Humilated Theresa May is now begging for a meeting with Donald Trump before Christmas after being shown up by Nigel Farage. The UKIP leader was the first foreign politician to meet the President-elect after his shock victory at the polls. But Mrs May insisted relations with the Trump camp were “working well” and said they would meet “at the earliest opportunity”. Mr Farage is furious after his bid to become a special envoy to liaise with Mr Trump was rejected. The PM’s spokeswoman said: “The President-elect has talked about enjoying the same relationship that Reagan and Thatcher did. "I don’t...
  • Chaos Ensues As Europe Splinters In Response To Trump: UK, France, Hungary Snub EU Emergency Meeting

    11/13/2016 6:33:27 PM PST · by lafroste · 32 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/13/16 | Tyler Durden
    While America's so-called "establishment", the legacy political system and mainstream media, appear to be melting, and transforming before our eyes into something that has yet to be determined, Europe also appears to be disintegrating in response to the Trump presidential victory: as the FT reports, in a stunning development, Britain and France on Sunday night snubbed a contentious EU emergency meeting to align the bloc’s approach to Donald Trump’s election, exposing rifts in Europe over the US vote. Hailed by diplomats as a chance to “send a signal of what the EU expects” from Mr Trump, the plan fell into...
  • World's Heaviest Earthworm Found, Then Killed

    11/11/2016 11:58:52 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 67 replies
    Nationak Geographic ^ | NOVEMBER 4, 2016 | Mary Bates
    Dave, a 16-inch-long earthworm discovered recently in England, will become part of the collection at the Natural History Museum in London.What Paul Rees recently discovered among his vegetables in England's Cheshire County is anything but garden variety: a gigantic earthworm. Rees's stepson, George, named the behemoth Dave. He's the longest earthworm recorded in the United Kingdom—almost 16 inches—but it's his mass that has really impressed scientists. Dave weighs nearly an ounce, almost twice as heavy as any other wild earthworm ever seen. That's about the size of a small chocolate bar. Before Dave, the largest earthworm (Lumbricus terrestris) was a...
  • Nigel Farage to be Donald Trump's go-between amid claims Special Relationship with US is faltering

    11/10/2016 10:54:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10 November 2016 • 10:00PM | Christopher Hope, Peter Dominiczak, Ruth Sherlock and Barney Henderson
    Ministers will use Nigel Farage as an unofficial intermediary to build bridges with Donald Trump to ensure the “special relationship” does not falter in the wake of his election. The Telegraph understands that ministers will be forced to seek Mr. Farage’s advice because they have no links to the President-elect’s inner circle.Mrs. May spoke to Mr. Trump for the first time since his victory — but not until after he had spoken to the leaders of at least nine other nations. Downing Street said that during the call, Mr. Trump said that the UK is a “very, very special place...
  • Donald Trump tells Theresa May: UK is special place

    11/10/2016 1:03:28 PM PST · by GonzoII · 15 replies
    BBC ^ | 39 minutes ago
    US President-elect Donald Trump has invited Theresa May to visit Washington in a phone call in which both stressed the importance of UK/US relations. Downing Street said Mr Trump had spoken of his warmth and personal connections with the UK while Mrs May congratulated him on his victory. Mr Trump, who mother was Scottish, said the UK was a "very, very special place for me and for our country". The two shared a "desire to strengthen bilateral trade and investment". Mr Trump has contacted a number of world leaders in the wake of his surprise victory in the US presidential...
  • Woman bets whopping $223,000 on Clinton beating Trump in US election - despite never gambling before

    11/10/2016 3:55:20 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 64 replies
    The UK Mirror ^ | October 14, 2016 | Michael Muncaster
    A mystery gambler appears to be pretty confident that Hillary Clinton will be the next US President - after placing a staggering £183,000 ($223,000) bet on her to win. The 44-year-old woman - who had never placed a bet before - staked the bet, on the Democratic candidate at a William Hill shop in Northumberland on Thursday, Chronicle Live reports. And it appears the whopping stake wasn’t enough for this optimistic punter. The following day she returned to the branch to place an additional £13,200 on Mrs Clinton to succeed Barack Obama at odds of 1/8. The woman now stands...
  • Nigel Farage hails Donald Trump victory and chillingly warns world to 'prepare for further

    11/09/2016 2:02:26 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 12 replies
    The Daily Mirror ^ | November 9, 2016 | Dan Bloom
    Full title:Nigel Farage hails Donald Trump victory and chillingly warns world to 'prepare for further political shocks' Nigel Farage hailed Donald Trump's victory today and chillingly warned the world to 'prepare for further political shocks in years to come'... “I commend Donald Trump for the courage with which he has fought this campaign and I look forward to a closer relationship between the USA and the UK. “We now have a President who likes our country and understands our post- Brexit values. “Prepare for further political shocks in the years to come.” Earlier Farage giggled as he gloated over Donald...
  • Trump wins US election: How world leaders have reacted

    11/09/2016 2:51:05 AM PST · by monkapotamus · 19 replies
    BBC ^ | November 9, 2016 | BBC
    The Kremlin in a statement said that President Vladimir Putin sent a telegram to Mr Trump expressing "hope for joint work to restore Russian-American relations from their state of crisis". Mr Putin called for action to address "pressing international issues" and "effective responses to challenges concerning global security" urging a "constructive dialogue between Moscow and Washington", which he said "would serve the interests of both countries"... In her message of congratulation, Prime Minister Theresa May focused on the "special relationship" between the two countries. She said that she hoped that Mr Trump's win would mean a continuation of shared values,...
  • Britons could learn from 'vibrant' faith of Muslim migrants (says British Cardinal)

    11/06/2016 7:28:06 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 33 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 4 NOVEMBER 2016 | John Bingham
    British people have much to learn from the “vibrancy of the Muslim faith” of new immigrants including refugees, the leader of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales has said. Cardinal Vincent Nichols said immigrants had been enduring a worsening “atmosphere of fear” in the months since the EU referendum with the members of the public casually voicing hatred in a “self-indulgent” way. He accused politicians of “trading in fear” and said media stories constantly portraying immigration in a negative light were proving “corrosive of our best nature”.
  • Britain's new 'sub hunter' combat ships are FINALLY given the go-ahead (tr)

    11/05/2016 2:19:31 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    MAILONLINE ^ | 4 November 2016 | JAMES TAPSFIELD
    Work to build eight 'sub hunter' combat ships will begin in the summer of next year, it has been announced. Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon said the construction of the 'next generation' Type 26 Frigate will secure hundreds of jobs on the Clyde for two decades. They will also be armed with the Sea Ceptor anti-missile system under a £100million contract confirmed by the government. But the cutting-edge project has already been blighted by delays, with the original intention having been for work on 13 ships to start earlier this year. Speaking during a visit to the Govan area of...
  • Heartbreaking Video Reveals Tragic Cost Of Using Phone While Driving

    11/03/2016 3:28:54 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 49 replies ^ | October 31, 2016
    After a trucker killed a mum and three of her kids while using his phone as he drove, her family have worked with police to produce this heartbreaking video - including horrifying footage from inside his cab at the moment of impact. Tomasz Kroker has been jailed today for 10 years for causing the deaths of Tracy Houghton, her two sons Josh and Ethan, and her stepdaughter Aimee Goldsmith.
  • UK Reporter Calls CNN “Clinton News Network – Your Coverage Is Totally Biased”

    10/27/2016 9:33:29 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 45 replies
    GP ^ | 10/27/16 | Jim Hoft
    Hah-Hah! This was terrific!UK Daily Mail columnist Katie Hopkins went on CNN and TRASHED their biased anti-Trump reporting: Katie Hopkins: I think he’s going to win. I think you guys are in for a big surprise which I am quite excited about. I think we have seen a very similar thing here in the UK with Brexit. We saw a lot of the liberal press kind of sneering at Brexiteers. We see a lot of the sneering that we’re seeing from the Clinton News Network.CNN host: That’s CNN, you’re calling us the Clinton News Network.Katie Hopkins: That’s exactly correct.CNN host:...
  • Child migrants arrive in UK but 15ft screens are in place so public cannot assess their age

    10/25/2016 5:53:12 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 22 replies
    Express (UK) ^ | Oct 23, 2016 | SOFIA DELGADO
    ABOUT 100 more Calais children have arrived in Britain but the Home Office has installed a massive screen outside the London processing centre so no members of the public can assess their ages. Three coaches carrying migrants with no links to the UK arrived yesterday at the Home Office building in Croydon. Last week, the Home Office came under fire after welcoming adults apparently pretending to be ‘vulnerable children’ to get fast-track asylum treatment. Now a 15ft screen has been installed outside Lunar House where the migrants are processed by officials. The Home Office says the screen was to protect...
  • 'Hijabi Barbie' & other Islamic-themed toys join the fight against extremism

    10/25/2016 8:05:25 AM PDT · by tekrat · 25 replies
    Mo4ch News ^ | 10/25/2016
    Fighting extremism could now be child’s play thanks to one British ‘mumpreneur’ who hopes to counter radicalization among young people by selling toys, books and games that specifically cater to Muslim children and offer the true ethos of the faith. Nazia Nasreen, from Birmingham, opened Ibraheem Toy House in 2014 after struggling to “find good quality, Islamic toys and books” for her children in one place, particularly around the Eid holidays.