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  • Grooming Victim Whose Life Was Destroyed [by Moslem rapist] Slams Rotherham Authorities

    03/26/2017 9:30:04 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Mar 2017 | VIRGINIA HALE
    Rotherham grooming victim Sammy Woodhouse has said she was “betrayed” by authorities in the town, who failed to act on the violent child rapist for fear of “being perceived as racist”. Now campaigning for other victims of sexual abuse, she said she was “just one of dozens of girls… exploited and viewed as white trash” in Rotherham by Arshid Hussain, a drug dealer ten years her senior from a notorious family of criminals. “He took everything from me: my loving family, my future, my friends”, Woodhouse told the Mail, recalling that she had “just turned 14” when the then 24...
  • The Answer to Brexit? – Don’t Negotiate with the EU

    03/23/2017 8:45:53 AM PDT · by davikkm · 7 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    The EU has proven itself to be hostile o Britain’s interests. As the President of the EU Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker has said “other countries will see what happens to the UK, and will want to stay in the EU” and “Deserters will not be welcomed with open arms”: A clear and direct threat against Britain’s exit. The EU will make life as hard as possible for the nation and the people. Already, Juncker is asking for a £50 Billion “divorce settlement”. What should Britain do? The answer is not overly complex. We should have zero negotiations with the EU. Britain...
  • London attack: Seven held after Westminster attack

    03/23/2017 1:36:13 AM PDT · by Enchante · 95 replies
    BBC ^ | March 23, 2017 | Staff
    Seven arrests have been made in raids following the Westminster attack that left four dead, police have said. Acting Deputy Commissioner and Head of Counter Terrorism Mark Rowley said hundreds of detectives have worked through the night, carrying out searches at six addresses.
  • Breaking: Shots fired, explosion outside UK Parliament

    03/22/2017 7:47:58 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 429 replies
    REPORTS OF LOUD BANGS AND GUNFIRE OUTSIDE UK PARLIAMENT
  • Trump's ban and five other ways Hawaii has made a mark in America

    03/21/2017 12:15:03 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 21 replies
    BBC World News ^ | 21 March 2017 | Katie Shepherd
    A federal judge in Hawaii has ordered that President Donald Trump's travel ban be halted. How else has this island state influenced the rest of the country?
  • U.K. follows U.S. with laptop ban on some flights from Mideast

    03/21/2017 11:51:57 AM PDT · by Enchante · 18 replies
    CNN.com ^ | March 21, 2017 | Charles Riley
    The United Kingdom has followed the United States in preventing passengers on flights from some countries in the Middle East and Africa from carrying devices such as laptops and tablets in the cabin. The restrictions affect 14 airlines, six of which are based in the U.K. As in the U.S., the ban covers any electronic devices larger than a typical smartphone.
  • Britain to trigger Article 50 'EU divorce process' on March 29

    03/20/2017 5:12:38 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 16 replies
    Euronews ^ | March 20, 2017 | Reuters
    The British government has said it will trigger Article 50, formally starting the process of leaving the European Union, on March 29. The move will start the clock ticking on a two-year countdown to Brexit and allow negotiations to start between London and Brussels in the coming weeks.
  • Teen raped 90-year-old after dragging her into alleyway as she walked from church (Germany- Tr.)

    03/19/2017 8:35:55 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 40 replies
    Sun ^ | 3-17-2017 | Jon Lockett
    A court was told the elderly pensioner was walking through the famous Altstadt district when was confronted by the young man screaming “money, money!” He is also said to have shouted “Keep silent, or death,” according to German media reports. When he discovered she had no cash, the young man dragged her into a alleyway between two buildings where he raped her while choking her. The defendant – known only as Souhayl M – then rifled through her handbag, stole her house key and wrote down her address. The 19-year-old now faces up to 15 years in prison when he...
  • White House apologizes to British government over spying claims

    03/17/2017 6:43:22 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 21 replies
    CNN Very Fake News ^ | March 17, 2017 | By Jim Sciutto, Laura Smith-Spark and Ben Westcott, CNN
    Washington (CNN)The White House has apologized to the British government after alleging that a UK intelligence agency spied on President Donald Trump at the behest of former President Barack Obama. National security adviser H.R. McMaster spoke with his British counterpart on Thursday about press secretary Sean Spicer's comment from the White House podium about a Fox News report that said British intelligence helped wiretap Trump Tower during the 2016 campaign, a White House official said Friday. The official described the conversation as "cordial" where McMaster described Spicer's comment as "unintentional." McMaster also told his counterpart that "their concerns were understood...
  • US will 'not repeat' claims GCHQ wiretapped Donald Trump

    03/17/2017 5:30:05 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 128 replies
    The US has agreed not to repeat claims the UK's communications intelligence agency wiretapped Donald Trump in the weeks after he won the US election. GCHQ denied allegations made by the White House that it spied on Mr Trump as president-elect. No 10 has been assured the allegations would not be repeated, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said. He said it had been made clear to US authorities the claims were "ridiculous and should have been ignored".
  • Operation London Bridge: the secret plan for the days after the Queen’s death

    03/16/2017 9:12:29 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 68 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 16th March 2017 | Sam Knight
    She is venerated around the world. She has outlasted 12 US presidents. She stands for stability and order. But her kingdom is in turmoil, and her subjects are in denial that her reign will ever end. That’s why the palace has a plan. In the plans that exist for the death of the Queen – and there are many versions, held by Buckingham Palace, the government and the BBC – most envisage that she will die after a short illness. Her family and doctors will be there. When the Queen Mother passed away on the afternoon of Easter Saturday, in...
  • Theresa May should get on with Brexit and not let Nicola Sturgeon blow her off course

    03/14/2017 5:21:11 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 3/14/17 | Nigel Farage
    After a long and sometimes painful nine month gestation since our Brexit vote in June last year every obstacle has now been cleared and the path is open to Article 50. This is an important moment as it marks the point of no return, yet I am not popping a cork from a bottle of English sparkling wine as there will be a further two week delay. When he was prime minister, David Cameron made a specific campaign pledge that a leave vote would lead to Article 50 being triggered immediately. Whilst I accept that after a couple of turbulent...
  • How Portsmouth is preparing for HMS Queen Elizabeth – Britain's largest warship

    03/14/2017 9:06:42 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 34 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 14 MARCH 2017 | Helena Pozniak
    When HMS Queen Elizabeth, Britain’s largest warship, enters Portsmouth harbour later this year, millions of pounds and man hours will have been spent ensuring absolutely nothing has been left to chance. From dredging a channel deep enough to allow the first of the Royal Navy’s 65,000-tonne Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers to enter port, to planning emergency drills for crew on board, or maintaining sophisticated technology – everything will have been meticulously planned. By summer, a team from Her Majesty’s Naval Base, Portsmouth and BAE Systems working in support of the naval base commander – will have spent a year...
  • Napolitano: Three sources tell Fox News that Obama used the British NSA to secretly surveil Trump

    03/14/2017 5:31:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 14, 2017 | Allahpundit
    Via the Daily Wire, that’s quite a claim. The president of the United States using a foreign intelligence agency to spy on the other party’s presidential candidate, for the obviously illicit purpose of erasing any domestic paper trail of his actions? “Scandal of the decade” material. And yet it falls not to the Fox News investigative team to break the story but to legal commentator Andrew Napolitano — and not on one of Fox’s marquee shows like O’Reilly or Tucker but on Fox & Friends and Martha MacCallum’s program. You’d think a scoop like this would be in 50-point font...
  • The ‘Speech Police’ Grows In Power [UK]

    03/13/2017 3:49:22 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 13 replies
    The headline: “Cardiff Metropolitan University Bans All “Politically Incorrect Words” You ask, where or what is Cardiff? Well, it’s the capital of Wales, in the UK, and this is the university of that city. We have heard that the UK and Europe is far ahead of the USA in insanity of political correctness, thought control, speech control, and anything else that is unnatural.Cardiff Metropolitan University is at the forefront of political correctness sensitivity. The University Bans Lecturers from Using any Sexist or Insensitive Words. The list of banned words is wider than you might think. Here are some examples: mankind,...
  • UK parliament calls on government to take tougher stance on Turkey

    03/11/2017 9:04:30 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    KOM News ^ | 11 March 2017 | none stated
    A debate held in the British parliament on Thursday regarding human rights violations and the post-coup situation in Turkey has called on the UK government to take a tougher stance on Ankara. Secured by Labour deputy Joan Ryan, the 90-minute debate was the first discussion on Turkey in four and half years and was attended by almost 20 MPs. Opening the debate Ryan criticised Prime Minister Theresa May's recent Ankara visit and said she had signed an arms deal but remained silent on human rights violations. "Business deals can never replace human rights. The government does not have Turkey's human...
  • ‘Tip of the Iceberg’: UK Records 1,428 Forced Marriage Victims in 2016

    03/11/2017 7:51:07 AM PST · by davikkm · 10 replies
    breitbart ^ | JACK MONTGOMERY
    Britain’s Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) recorded over 1,400 victims in 2016, up from 1,200 the previous year. The Cyprus Mail reports that Pakistan accounted for 612 of the cases logged by the FMU, Bangladesh 121, India 79, Somalia 47, Afghanistan 39, and Saudi Arabia 16. Most forced marriages were conducted abroad with “only” 157 potential or actual forced marriages taking place in the Britain. “When you get figures like this, the first reaction is, ‘this is absolutely horrendous’,” commented Aneeta Prem, founder of the Freedom Charity. “But the positive thing is people feel that they’re able to report it.” However,...
  • Rabbit hole leads to incredible 700-year-old Knights Templar cave complex

    03/08/2017 4:18:02 PM PST · by NYer · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 7, 2017
    A rabbit hole in the UK conceals the entrance to an incredible cave complex linked to the mysterious Knights Templar.New photos show the remarkable Caynton Caves network, which looks like something out of the movie “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.” The shadowy Knights Templar order is said to have used the caves.The Sun reports that the caves are hidden beneath a farmer’s field in Shropshire. The site was visited by photographer Michael Scott after he saw a video of the caves online. “I traipsed over a field to find it, but if you didn’t know it was there you...
  • Terrorism in the UK More than Trebles in Five Years

    03/05/2017 4:39:52 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/4/17
    A major new study has revealed terror attacks in the UK have more than tripled in the last five years. The shocking report also reveals that Islamist-related offences have doubled in the last five years, while the rate of beheadings and stabbings has increased eleven-fold. London and Birmingham have been identified as housing the most offenders, with East London home to half of London-based offenders (22 per cent overall), the most common boroughs being Tower Hamlets, Newham and Waltham Forest. The study identifies all Islamism-inspired terrorism convictions and suicide attacks in the UK between 1998 and 2015. The 1,000-pg report,...
  • Life Stories: Nigel Farage

    02/27/2017 4:41:09 PM PST · by Vanders9 · 12 replies
    ITV ^ | 02/24/2017
    There is a series, hosted by Piers Morgan, on UK television called "life stories" - very much more detailed personal interviews. Well, last week they did one on the one and only Nigel Farage. Its quite interesting.
  • Why Tony Blair is WRONG: New poll finds Britons just want to GET ON with Brexit

    02/24/2017 10:14:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    UK Daily Express ^ | 02/24/2017 | Alison Little
    The ex-prime minister’s call for pro-Europeans to “rise up” came as a poll found the vast majority of voters wanted politicians to get on with quitting. Mr Blair’s arrogant speech sparked outrage and even some Remain supporters were aghast at his bid to reverse June’s historic decision to leave the European Union. Respected pollsters ICM revealed that 68 per cent of voters now agreed the Government should “get on with implementing the result of the referendum... and in doing so take back control of our borders, laws, money and trade”. That was up from 54 per cent in December when...
  • Labour holds Stoke, loses Copeland in by-election shock [Copeland original Labour seat]

    02/24/2017 6:10:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | February 24, 2017 | Zoya Sheftalovich
    Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party managed to hold Stoke-on-Trent Central in a by-election Thursday but lost Copeland, a seat it has held since its creation, to Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservatives. The Tory win in Copeland is the first time a government party has gained a seat in a by-election since 1982. Trudy Harrison, the Conservative candidate in Copeland, won the seat with 13,748 votes, beating Labour’s Gill Troughton on 11,601. The swing to the Conservatives from Labour was close to 7 percent. Harrison said her win was “historic” after the results was announced.
  • Wales Is Hosting its First Ever Alcohol-Free Beer Festival

    02/22/2017 9:02:38 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Wales Online ^ | 22 FEB 2017 | MARK SMITH
    It will take place in Pembrokeshire on St David's DayWales is set to host its first alcohol-free beer festival in a bid to encourage the public to adopt a healthier relationship with booze. The free event, which will be held in Pembrokeshire on St David’s Day, promises to offer a wide range of alcohol-free and low-alcohol beers to sample. It will also be serving up free meat and vegetable curries to the sober visitors, as well as traditional Welsh cawl. Andrew Misell, from the charity Alcohol Concern , laid down a challenge to the drinks business in Wales to do...
  • CNN Finds Humor in UK Parliament Insulting Trump to Downgrade State Visit

    02/21/2017 6:49:39 PM PST · by markomalley · 50 replies
    CNN via Newsbusters ^ | February 20, 2017 11:55 PM EST | Nicholas Fondacaro
    Debate raged in the United Kingdom’s Parliament Monday over whether or not President Donald Trump should be extended the warm welcome of a full state visit. As insults targeting Trump flew back and forth, CNN seemed to get a good laugh out it all. “Insults flying over Trump's invitation for a formal state visit to the UK,” hyped Erin Burnett during her show OutFront, “One Member of Parliament today likening it to quote, “pimping out the queen.’” All while the on-screen headline read “Can God Save the Queen…From Trump?” “President Trump doesn't just get people stirred up at home. Look...
  • Pence brings Trump's military demands to wary Europe

    02/18/2017 8:11:56 AM PST · by Enchante · 50 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | February 18, 2017 | John Vandiver
    Merkel said Germany is committed to spending more, but will do so at its own pace. Berlin is set to increase expenditures by 8 percent this year and aims to reach the NATO benchmark of 2 percent of gross domestic product in about eight years. “We will do everything we can in order to fulfill this commitment,” Merkel said, adding that a strong Europe is also in America’s interest.
  • The student Left’s culture of intolerance is creating a new generation of conservatives

    02/18/2017 7:58:17 AM PST · by Petrosius · 8 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | February 18, 2017 | Charlie Peters
    Student demands for censorship get a lot of coverage. Spiked Online’s Free Speech University Rankings, now in its third annual edition, argues that there is a “crisis of free speech on campus”. By analysing the censorious policies and actions that have taken place on British campuses, Spiked concluded that 63.5 per cent of universities actively censor speech and 30.5 per cent stifle speech through excessive regulation. You can barely go a few days without encountering a new op-ed covering censorship on campus.
  • Foreign Aid is Not an Obligation: It’s a Brown Paper Bag Operation

    02/14/2017 4:05:44 PM PST · by davikkm · 6 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    Besides the stunning political upsets of 2016, the U.S and the U.K have something else in common: a foreign aid budget that is unpopular, unhelpful and doesn’t actually do much good for anyone. With billions of dollars being used as “soft diplomacy” (bribes) to both friendly and unfriendly nations, the aid budget has taken the place of proper foreign policy and real diplomatic measures. Should you choose to type “US foreign aid budget” into Google, your top two responses will be articles by the Washington Post and NPR, delightfully telling you how racist and ignorant people are when questioned on...
  • Mega Trump rally for Britain’s war veterans - Trumpmania heading to a football stadium near you?

    02/12/2017 4:48:44 AM PST · by GonzoII · 22 replies
    Westmonster ^ | by Westmonster
    Plans are apparently underway for President Trump to headline a huge rally in the UK when he visits the country, with proceeds from the event going to a charity for British veterans who have served in the Armed Forces.
  • Donald Trump's state visit to UK may be moved from London to Brexit heartland amid security concerns

    02/11/2017 6:02:58 PM PST · by sinsofsolarempirefan · 31 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 11 FEBRUARY 2017 | Christopher Hope
    Donald Trump’s controversial state visit to Britain could move from London to the Midlands to allow the US President to address a mass rally and raise money for Armed Forces veterans. Ministers also say the trip could be delayed from June to July to coincide with Mr Trump’s visit to the G20 summit of developed nations in Hamburg. Trump advisers and senior Foreign Office figures have discussed how to save the controversial visit. One idea, which has been suggested to the White House, is for President Trump to address a rally in Birmingham where the audience would pay to enter,...
  • Speaker Bercow: Trump should not speak in Parliament

    02/06/2017 10:43:28 PM PST · by RC one · 35 replies
    BBC News ^ | 2/6/17
    House of Commons Speaker John Bercow would be "strongly opposed" to US President Donald Trump addressing the Houses of Parliament during his state visit to the UK, he has said. Mr Bercow told MPs that "opposition to racism and sexism" were "hugely important considerations". Labour and the SNP praised him but critics said he should stay neutral. President Trump was invited to make a state visit after meeting Theresa May in Washington last month. A petition to withdraw the invitation - and another one backing the visit - will be debated by MPs later this month. Responding to a point...
  • Trump will be barred from speaking in Parliament

    02/06/2017 12:41:25 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 131 replies
    Business Insider ^ | February 6, 2017 | Adam Payne
    LONDON — House of Commons Speaker John Bercow has announced that he intends to block US President Donald Trump from addressing Parliament when Trump visits the UK later this year. It is customary for visiting presidents to address MPs and members of the House of Lords in Westminster Hall when making state visits to Britain. As speaker of the House of Commons, however, Bercow is one of three people who has the authority to block visiting figures from doing this. The speaker said on Monday afternoon that addressing Parliament was an "earned honour" and not an invitation that came automatically...
  • Preacher Locked Up for Hate Crime After Quoting the Bible to Gay Teenager

    02/05/2017 6:13:38 PM PST · by marshmallow · 28 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2/5/17 | Telegraph Reporters
    A Christian evangelist was accused of a hate crime and locked up in a cell after preaching from the Bible to a gay teenager. Gordon Larmour, 42, was charged by police after telling the story of Adam and Eve to a 19-year-old who asked him about God’s views on homosexuality. The street preacher referred to the Book of Genesis and stated that God created Adam and Eve to produce children. Within minutes he was frogmarched to a police van, accused of threatening or abusive behaviour 'aggravated by prejudice relating to sexual orientation' - despite not swearing or using any form...
  • Confidence in the [British] economy hits 18 month high

    02/04/2017 1:52:07 AM PST · by GonzoII · 7 replies
    Westmonster ^ | February 4, 2017 | by Westmonster
    Confidence in the economy has hit an 18 month high, according to new research. The city firm, IHS Markit said its confidence index among UK firms (where scores above 50 show increasing levels of optimism about the upcoming year) rose from 68.9 in December to 71.1 in January. The new figure is the strongest score since August 2015...
  • Priest Who Converted to Islam Tells His Reason

    02/03/2017 9:58:51 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 78 replies
    Daily Trust ^ | Feb 3 2017 | Idris Tawfiq
    Teaching about Islam taught me many things. I enjoyed being a priest helping the people for some years. However, deep inside I was not happy and I felt that there was something not right. Fortunately, and it is God’s will, some events and coincidences in my life led me to Islam. I used to think of Egypt as a country of Pyramids, camels, sand and palm trees. I actually took a charter flight to Hurghada. Shocked to find it similar to some European beaches, I took the first bus to Cairo where I spent the most wonderful week in my...
  • Dad of brain-damaged toddler shot in the head with air gun will 'never forgive'

    02/03/2017 5:22:31 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 15 replies
    Sky News ^ | February 3, 2017 | Rebecca Williams
    Harry Studley's family say a long-term prognosis is unknown as the bullet is resting against a blood vessel and cannot be removed. The mother of a baby shot in the head with an air rifle says her heart "shattered into a million pieces" when she realised what had happened. Two-year-old Harry Studley was taken to hospital for emergency surgery following the shooting last July. His family say they do not know what Harry's long-term prognosis is because the bullet cannot be removed from his head as it rests against a blood vessel. His mother Amy Allen told Sky News: "At...
  • UN refugee summit: Malcolm Turnbull and Peter Dutton tout Australia's immigration policy

    02/02/2017 4:52:58 PM PST · by onyx · 13 replies
    ABC.NET.AU ^ | Updated 19 Sep 2016, 10:21pm | North America correspondent Stephanie March and political reporter Stephanie Anderson
    Email UN refugee summit: Malcolm Turnbull and Peter Dutton tout Australia's immigration policy By North America correspondent Stephanie March and political reporter Stephanie Anderson Updated September 20, 2016 15:21:12 Video: Malcolm Turnbull speaks at a UN summit about Australia's border control policies (ABC News) Related Story: 'Life jacket graveyard' in London to commemorate refugee deaths Related Story: Turnbull arrives in New York ahead of refugee summit Map: Australia Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Immigration Minister Peter Dutton have used a United Nations summit to encourage world leaders to look to Australia's strict border control policies as a way to...
  • TRUMP POLL: 99 per cent of Express readers AGREE with US President's tough migrant stance

    01/30/2017 11:06:10 PM PST · by granada · 26 replies
    The Daily Express, uk ^ | PUBLISHED: 00:01, Tue, Jan 31, 2017 | Alison Little, Deputy political editor
    The Prime Minister refused to bow to demands to cancel the planned trip, that will see the new US President received by the Queen. President Donald Trump has triggered massive protests around the world after announcing a 90-day ban on nationals from seven mainly Muslim countries visiting the US. America’s refugee settlement programme is also suspended for 120 days, with Syrian asylum seekers barred indefinitely from the US. The vast majority of Daily Express readers support Donald Trump's migrant ban The President wants tougher security vetting for future visitors from the named countries, as promised during his election campaign.
  • UK rebuffs calls to cancel Trump state visit

    01/30/2017 6:26:53 AM PST · by Cheerio · 4 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 30, 2017 | Alice RITCHIE
    London (AFP) - British Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday she was looking forward to hosting US President Donald Trump in a state visit, after more than one million people signed a petition demanding the invitation be withdrawn following his controversial travel ban. Already under pressure over her ties to Trump, May is also facing calls by members of her own Conservative party to reconsider the visit, which would see Trump honoured by parliament and Queen Elizabeth II. May's Downing Street office said she does not agree with the US ban on refugees and citizens of seven mainly Muslim countries,...
  • 1:00PM THE PRESIDENT holds joint press conference with Theresa May, PM of UK, LIVE THREAD

    01/27/2017 6:23:39 AM PST · by maggief · 92 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | January 27, 2017
    1:00PM THE PRESIDENT holds joint press conference with Theresa May, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
  • Theresa May: America and Britain will 'lead together again' after Brexit and election of...

    01/25/2017 3:06:13 PM PST · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 1/25/17 | Peter Dominiczak
    Theresa May will say that Britain and America can “rediscover our confidence” and “lead together again” in the wake of Brexit and the election of Donald Trump. The Prime Minister will address the annual congressional Republican Retreat in Philadelphia and say that the UK and USA will “renew the Special Relationship” now that President Trump is in the White House. Her address will come just hours before she becomes the first foreign leader to meet Mr Trump on Friday. Mrs May will present Mr Trump with an engraved Quaich - an ancient Scottish artefact – and give his wife, Melania,...
  • Trump Greets U.K.'s May as World Leaders Look For Cues (Bloomberg Linkk)

    01/26/2017 11:30:59 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies
    Bloomberg ^ | January 25, 2017, 2:30 PM PST | by Robert Hutton and Margaret Talev
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  • One lesson from Trump: Focus on own citizens

    01/22/2017 12:13:52 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 13 replies
    The Pioneer, Ideal Media ^ | Sunday, January 22, 2017 | Swapan Dasgupta
    There is a cynical expectation, at least among the global punditry, that wise politicians employ any expedient rhetoric to win elections and that, once victorious, do precious little to unsettle a cosy consensus. There was a quiet expectation in some quarters that the 45th President of the United States would do precisely that. Even after he made a joke of the entire polling industry and beat Hilary Clinton on November 8, there was a belief that Donald Trump should be allowed his indulgences -- such as engaging with Taiwan and describing NATO as 'obsolete' -- till his inauguration on January...
  • Donald Trump plans new deal for Britain as Theresa May becomes first foreign leader to meet (tr)

    01/21/2017 11:14:48 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 18 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | January 21, 2017 | Christopher Hope and Ben Riley-Smith
    Donald Trump plans new deal for Britain as Theresa May becomes first foreign leader to meet new president since inauguration Donald Trump is planning a new deal for Britain this week as Theresa May becomes the first foreign leader to meet him since the inauguration... The new relationship - which comes with both countries redefining their roles in the world - is due to be cemented with a state visit for Mr Trump in the summer. The US President’s team has made clear he wants a “full Monty” visit that will eclipse the trips of his predecessors in pomp and...
  • Why Donald Trump looks like just the friend Britain needs

    01/18/2017 9:03:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Spectator ^ | January 19, 2017 | Freddy Gray
    As president, Barack Obama was too cool for the special relationship. The romantic bond between the United States and Great Britain, which always makes Churchill fans go all soggy-eyed, left him cold. Obama was more interested in globalism, ‘pivoting’ to Asia and the European Union. Donald J. Trump is a very different creature. The new US President seems to cherish Great Britain, whereas the EU annoys him. Brexit is beautiful, he believes — and the EU is falling apart. Trump may or may not know the name of the British Prime Minister but, as he told Michael Gove this week,...
  • The official Brexit song.

    01/18/2017 2:06:51 PM PST · by Vanders9 · 10 replies
    The People's charter ^ | 01/18/2017 | The People's charter
    After recently witnessing that hideous effort by John Oliver (who IS he anyway?), I bring before you a much more accurate and less scatalogical effort. Enjoy.
  • 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 · 6 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...