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  • Just before Paris climate summit, Britain slashes wind, solar subsidies

    11/21/2015 5:56:19 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/21/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    On November 30th President Obama will join hordes of our ecological betters from around the world at the Paris Climate Summit. Weighty topics of how to save the planet will be discussed and agreements are expected which will further push the cause of eliminating carbon, fossil fuels and everything else we rely on to keep civilization chugging along. One of the leaders in the field of green energy and allegedly reduced carbon emissions has been Great Britain, which makes it all the more odd that just before the big confab kicks off, they’ve , preferring to focus on converting...
  • UKIP accused of 'trying to divide Oldham' with by-election leaflet following Paris terror attacks

    11/18/2015 1:43:12 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    Manchester Evening News ^ | Monday, November 17, 2015 | Jennifer Williams
    The row was sparked after a by-election leaflet claimed Labour want uncontrolled immigration and to abolish the army. UKIP have been accused of trying to stir up racial hatred in Oldham following the Paris terror attacks. A by-election leaflet distributed by the anti-EU party -- which at first sight looks like a Labour pamphlet -- lists 'uncontrolled, mass immigration', the 'axeing' of the armed forces, the abolition of the monarchy and handing back the Falklands as Labour party policies. But Labour said Nigel Farage was attempting to 'divide Oldham again' -- a reference to the bitter race riots of 2001....
  • British Prime Minister Cameron's Conservatives on track for absolute majority (Landslide)

    05/08/2015 4:27:23 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 43 replies
    FOX News ^ | May 8, 2015
    David Cameron's second term as British Prime Minister was confirmed Friday after his Conservative Party won enough seats to form a working majority in the 650-member House of Commons. Shortly before noon Friday, London time, the Conservatives, or Tories, had won 324 seats to 229 It would be the first time the Conservatives had won a parliamentary majority since 1992. Cameron is the first Conservative Prime Minister to win re-election since Margaret Thatcher.
  • British Elections: A Guide For the Perplexed

    05/06/2015 1:40:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | May 6, 2015 | Paul Greenberg
    As a public service, here is a brief guide for Americans to tomorrow's British elections. Not that you really need one. The operating principle is easy enough to understand -- like the British taste for delicacies like toad in the hole, bubble-and-squeak and spotted dick. Not to mention specialties like kippers salty enough to make the Dead Sea seem alkaline. As I said, easy to understand. Like the game of cricket, whose rules are as clear to an American as a London fog. Once the election returns are in tomorrow night, it's just a matter of coalition-building, a game that...
  • Right-Wing Wins British Elections

    05/03/2002 8:05:04 PM PDT · by Spar · 48 replies · 715+ views
    AP ^ | Fri May 3, 3:51 PM ET | BETH GARDINER
    Right-Wing Wins British Elections Fri May 3, 3:51 PM ET By BETH GARDINER, Associated Press Writer BURNLEY, England (AP) - The anger that once exploded into riots in this ramshackle northern English town made itself felt again this week, more quietly but with equal power. Voters put three far-right anti-immigration candidates from the British National Party on the city council, prompting outrage in the political mainstream and fear among many foreign-born residents. "A stain on the town," proclaimed the local Lancashire Evening Telegraph. "Good luck to them," said Geoffrey Haworth, a BNP supporter. David John Edwards, Carol Hughes and Terence...
  • Oldham MP: Vote anything but BNP

    04/18/2002 3:05:09 AM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 1 replies · 4+ views
    BBC ^ | Thursday, 18 April, 2002, 08:48 GMT 09:48 UK | BBC NEWS
    A Labour MP is urging people in Oldham to vote for any party to stop the far-right British National Party (BNP) winning a seat in the local elections. Phil Woolas wants to prevent the BNP winning any council seats at all in the forthcoming poll.The MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth told BBC Radio 4's Today programme he wanted people to vote "Conservative, Liberal Democrat or whoever" instead. Oldham was ravaged by three nights of violence between white and Asian youths last May, after the BNP campaigned in the town ahead of the general election. And in that election, BNP...
  • Nigel Farage Confronts Angela Merkel about Failure of EU, Currency and “Refugees”

    10/09/2015 3:53:41 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 22 replies
    ConservativeTreehouse ^ | 10/9/2015 | Sundance
    This video should go viral. Alas this confrontation is what the Western Media NEED to hide from an awakened electorate who are absolutely in agreement with Nigel Farage !!
  • Watch: UKIP Leader Says Obama Wants To Kill Britain Through Islamic Immigration

    11/17/2015 1:27:32 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 27 replies ^ | Nov 17, 2015 | Andre Walker
  • ‘German UKIP’ Climbs to Third Place In Wake Of Migrant Crisis, Paris Attacks [Greens now 4th]

    11/17/2015 8:25:52 AM PST · by GonzoII · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Nov 2015 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    Right wing party Alternative for Germany (AfD) is again on the rise in German opinion polls, taking third place nationally for the first time. The party, which is often billed as 'the German Ukip', has seen a surge in support thanks to its policies advocating controlled immigration. The party has been steadily climbing in the polls for the last few months, as disquiet grows in Germany over the government’s open doors policy on immigration. As many as 1 million migrants are expected to come to Germany this year, placing huge pressure on services and social cohesion. Following the attacks in...
  • Nigel Farage called it On Syrian Refugees, Jeremy Corbyn, And Border Control

    11/14/2015 3:17:16 PM PST · by gwgn02 · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9/4/2015 | LBC
    Nigel speaks the truth...2 months ago before Paris.
  • Nigel Farage speech about democracy and the "Brezhnev doctrine"

    10/28/2015 11:11:03 AM PDT · by Vanders9 · 2 replies
    EbS ^ | 10/27/2015
    UKIP gives it to the elitists again!
  • Nigel Farage why are rich Arab states not taking immigrants?

    09/20/2015 7:00:45 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 17 replies
    You Tube ^ | 09 September 2015
    Video 7:50
  • Jeremy Corbyn branded 'disloyal' after refusing to sing national anthem

    09/15/2015 1:10:35 PM PDT · by NRx · 20 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 09-15-2015 | Peter Dominiczak
    Jeremy Corbyn was on Tuesday branded “disloyal” for refusing to sing the national anthem on a day of chaos which saw one of his shadow cabinet ministers threaten to resign over the European Union. The new Labour leader faced heavy criticism for standing in silence while God Save the Queen was played during a Battle of Britain remembrance ceremony at St Paul’s Cathedral attended by the Prime Minister, Defence Secretary and scores of military leaders. Former military commanders as well as Labour and Tory MPs said he was “dishonourable” for refusing to sing the national anthem. Mr Corbyn later insisted...
  • Meet Europe’s Unlikely Champion For Resisting A Wave Of Migrants [Viktor Orban]

    09/04/2015 8:03:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/4/15 | Blake Neff
    An unlikely leader has emerged in Europe to represent those who oppose the European Union’s moves to accept a growing deluge of African and Middle Eastern migrants into the continent: the prime minister of tiny Hungary.Viktor Orban, the head of Hungary’s conservative Fidesz party, is very publicly defying European Union officials who have called upon the continent to accept a wave of hundreds of thousands of migrants from countries like Syria, Libya, and South Sudan.In a Thursday speech in Brussels, where the European Parliament is based, Orban pointed out that many migrants currently reaching Europe are hardly coming straight from...
  • Mass immigration will DESTROY Britain if we don't act now, blasts DOUGLAS MURRAY ( United Kingdom )

    08/28/2015 6:36:36 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Daily Express ^ | Aug 28, 2015 | Douglas Murray
    IT IS now four years since David Cameron promised to reduce immigration into the UK from the hundreds of thousands to “tens of thousands” a year. “No ifs, no buts”, was what the Prime Minister said. But the latest official figures, out yesterday, show he is nowhere near to fulfilling that promise. In fact in the last year immigration into our country reached record highs with net migration reaching a 10-year peak at 330,000 in the year up to March. Thirteen per cent of people in this country now were born abroad. ... the need to speak out has never...
  • Vanity-1973 Book Predicted Downfall of West Through Immigration

    The Camp of the Saints (Le Camp des Saints) is a 1973 French apocalyptic novel by Jean Raspail. The novel depicts a hypothetical setting whereby Third World mass immigration to France and the West leads to the destruction of Western civilization. Almost forty years after publication the book returned to the bestseller list in 2011. Granted the countries of orgin might be a little different but it is quite prescient for something written over 40 years ago.
  • Immigration Will Be The Defining Issue Of This EU Referendum Campaign

    08/21/2015 5:45:26 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 7 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | August 21, 2015g | Nigel Farage
    Immigration Will Be The Defining Issue Of This EU Referendum Campaign When the referendum comes, the British people will finally have their chance to reject these open borders by saying No to the European Union By Nigel Farage 21 Aug 2015 The results of Ipsos-MORI’s new poll are astounding - yet unsurprising. They describe the real concern that the majority of British people have for uncontrolled immigration: half of the respondents rank it as one of their biggest worries, compared with just over a quarter who said their greatest fear was the economy. It is particularly interesting that this concern...
  • David Cameron: Every School In The Country Could Become An Academy [Republican Pledge?]

    08/14/2015 5:36:45 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 9 replies
    CBSNews ^ | August 14, 2015 | Peter Dominiczak
    David Cameron: Every School In The Country Could Become An Academy Prime Minister says the Tories will give all schools the opportunity to be free from the control of local authorities by becoming academies Every school in the country should become an academy, David Cameron says in a move that would represent the most significant reform of the education system since the introduction of the national curriculum. Writing in The Daily Telegraph, the Prime Minister says that the Tories will give all schools the opportunity to be free from the control of local authorities. Taking advantage of the disarray in...
  • Senior German: European Nations Rejecting Mass Immigration ‘Will Destroy Europe’

    08/11/2015 3:25:21 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 8/11/15 | Oliver Lane
    Germany is again agitating for other European countries to take what they believe to be their ‘fair’ share of refugees coming to the continent with a stark warning that failing to do so could see the collapse of the EU.Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel made the remarks on Monday, reiterating the frequently made claim that some nations take a heavier than necessary burden, and others have an unarguable responsibility to get involved. Conveniently ignoring the fact that right-wing nation Hungary takes the highest number of migrants per capita in Europe, Gabriel said: “Germany, Sweden, and Austria take on most of the...
  • Barack Obama says Britain must stay in EU [and that's an ORDER!!]

    07/23/2015 7:13:37 PM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/23/15 | Barney Henderson
    “(The EU) is part of the cornerstone of institutions built after World War Two that has made the world safer and more prosperous. “We want to make sure that the United Kingdom continues to have that influence,” Mr Obama told the BBC, reinforcing the importance Washington places on the UK remaining in the EU. He has previously acknowledged the need to try and “fix what is broken” with the EU before breaking the relationship. Mr Obama said David Cameron was an outstanding partner and praised the Government for committing earlier this month to Nato's defence spending pledge of two per...
  • Immigrants More Likely To Claim Benefits, Be Jobless Or On Low Wages, Says Report

    07/20/2015 10:32:09 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 7 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | July 20, 2015
    Immigrants More Likely To Claim Benefits, Be Jobless Or On Low Wages, Says Report By David Barrett, 21 Jul 2015 Foreigners are more likely to be claiming benefits, be jobless or in low-wage work, according to “ground-breaking" research which contradicts rival claims that immigration is good for Britain's economy. MigrationWatch, the pressure group which campaigns for tougher immigration rules, said five million foreigners have “weaker” economic performance than UK-born residents. • New immigration figures prompt 'back door to Britain' fears Those who are either not working, lower-paid or claiming hand-outs outnumber by two to one the foreign nationals whose economic...
  • Farage on Friday: The EU does NOT care about what is best for Greece

    07/04/2015 7:47:22 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 14 replies
    Sunday Express ^ | 7-3-15 | NIGEL FARAGE, MEP
    As my colleague Patrick O’Flynn recently pointed out in the Daily Express, the bullying of Greece by the EU has stepped up a notch. Threats, scaremongering and fear is being put about to keep that country locked within the Euro straightjacket. All those running the EU care about is their project. They care not for the best wishes of the Greek people, but simply for sustaining the economic madhouse they themselves have created. Locked inside the Euro, the Greek people have been long-suffering. Quite simply, the European Union is quite happy to see Greece crucified as long as the shattered...
  • Upto 5000 jihadists could come to Europe says Nigel Farage

    06/29/2015 1:35:07 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 8 replies
    You Tube ^ | 28 June 2015 | Interview of Nigel Farage
    Video 7:39
  • EU leader urges crackdown on ‘illegal migration’

    06/25/2015 9:39:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 25, 2015 12:31 PM EDT | Lorne Cook
    The European Union’s president called Thursday for a crackdown on migrants who are only looking for jobs as opposed to those fleeing war or persecution, as migrants keep arriving on Europe’s shores in ever-greater numbers. […] “We need to contain illegal migration and this should be our priority,” EU President Donald Tusk told reporters at a summit of the bloc’s leaders in Brussels. “All those who are not legitimate asylum-seekers will have no guarantee that they will stay in Europe.” …
  • UKIP Banned From Gay Pride March – Even Though Party Has Thousands of LGBT Members

    06/05/2015 8:08:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Express ^ | Sat, Jun 6, 2015 | SCOTT CAMPBELL
    UKIP has been banned from taking part in a gay pride parade over what organisers claim are safety fears – even though the party has thousands of LGBT members.Organisers at the event in London said they had to "wrestle with a difficult issue" when deciding whether or not to allow the party to enter the parade. The shock move comes despite Ukip's strong lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) members' wing – and the fact that David Coburn, their only Scottish MEP, is homosexual. Parade bosses said the decision was made to reject Ukip's application "in order to protect participants...
  • SPD Euro MPs reject compromise with Britain

    06/01/2015 10:55:06 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies ^ | 01 Jun 2015 15:54 GMT+02:00 | Tom Barfield
    German Social Democratic Party (SPD) MEP Jo Leinen told The Local on Monday he was unhappy with comments from European Parliament (EP) President Martin Schulz, who suggested that Britain should be allowed to opt out of the call to work towards “ever closer union” among EU countries. “The only country that has opted out of European integration with special rules in the past decades has been Great Britain,” Schulz told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung. “We would only be recognizing what has been true for London for a long time.” But Social Democratic MEP Jo Leinen told The Local that Schulz’s...
  • Post-election sniping continues at UKIP as Farage criticized

    05/31/2015 9:40:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 31, 2015 11:26 AM EDT
    The U.K. Independence Party’s only member of the British Parliament has criticized party leader Nigel Farage for harsh comments about immigrants during the recent campaign. Douglas Carswell says Farage was wrong and mean-spirited when he said in a televised debate that Britons are upset by immigrants coming to Britain for treatment of health problems like HIV. …
  • George Galloway taken to hospital after street attack

    08/29/2014 11:23:58 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 42 replies ^ | 30 August 2014 | bbc
    George Galloway has been taken to hospital with a suspected broken jaw after he was attacked on a London street, his spokesman has said.
  • Hollande and Merkel deliver blow to Cameron (EUSSR in action)

    05/26/2015 11:19:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies ^ | 26 May 2015 09:34 GMT+02:00 | Ben McPartland
    Germany and France have agreed to forge closer Eurozone ties without reopening the bloc’s treaties, a report in France has claimed. The move is seemingly designed to undermine UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s attempts to renegotiate his country’s ties to the EU. France’s Le Monde newspaper revealed this week that French President François Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have agreed to forge a tighter political union among those countries in the single currency. […] It comes as the UK Prime Minister is due in Paris and Berlin later this week as part of his charm offensive to convince the...
  • CAUGHT: Labour Councillor ‘Helping’ Voter In Thanet [ United Kingdom ]

    05/16/2015 5:58:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 16 May 2015
    Labour’s former council leader in Thanet, Iris Johnston, has been caught on camera allegedly ‘helping’ a member of the public to cast their ballot during last Thursday’s election. The votes for Thanet District Council took place on the same day as the General Election, when UKIP leader Nigel Farage was attempting to be elected as the Member of Parliament for South Thanet. ... Johnston’s proximity to the voter may well qualify as compromising the secrecy of the ballot, something that worried the Conservative Party’s Paul Messenger, who took the photo. He told the BBC, “It concerned me that Iris was...
  • UKIP's Nigel Farage rules out quitting as leader

    05/15/2015 2:19:43 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    BBC News ^ | 5/14/2015 | BBC
    UKIP's Nigel Farage has ruled out standing down as leader of the party despite a bitter row over his future. MEP Patrick O'Flynn earlier claimed Mr. Farage had fallen under the influence of "inexperienced" advisers, which was followed by the departure of two aides. However, Mr. Farage told the BBC's Question Time he had a "phenomenal" level of support within the party. Leaving just as the PM was addressed the UK's relationship with the EU would be a "massive mistake", he said...... The UKIP leader stood down after failing to win the Kent seat of Thanet South in the general...
  • Fraud probe in Nigel Farage-contested Thanet South seat (UKIP)

    05/13/2015 9:23:35 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 7 replies
    BBC News ^ | 5-13-2015 | BBC News
    Kent Police are making inquiries into a report of electoral fraud in the Thanet South seat, contested in the general election by Nigel Farage. The UKIP leader failed to win the seat, losing out to Conservative candidate Craig Mackinlay. Mr Farage secured 16,026 votes, with Mr Mackinlay achieving 18,838. A spokeswoman for Kent Police said "inquires were ongoing" and the force could not say any more at this stage. 'Postal vote problems' The result was not declared at the count at Margate's Winter Gardens until about 10.35 GMT on Friday, hours later than expected. BBC reporters were told by officials...
  • Cameron’s triumph may weaken movement for Britain’s EU exit

    05/08/2015 6:18:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 8, 2015 12:01 PM ET | Raf Casert
    It might seem logical that triumph for David Cameron’s traditionally Euro-skeptic Tories would boost the likelihood of Britain splitting from the European Union in a referendum the prime minister has promised to call by 2017. But things are rarely so simple in European politics. Victory has given Cameron his best chance yet to push through enough reform within the EU to avoid “Brexit.” And the poor showing of the UK Independence Party—whose iconic leader Nigel Farage resigned after failing to win his seat—greatly frees up the British leader to seek a compromise with his EU counterparts. Cameron’s Conservatives also represent...
  • Ukip: The chart that shows how the electoral system is biased against Ukip

    05/08/2015 9:38:22 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 16 replies
    The Mirror ^ | 5/8/2015 | Martin Belam, Anna Leach
    Ukip supporters have woken up this morning to find that the party retains only 1 MP, but they will surely feel cheated by an election system that has handed the SNP over 56 MPs for a much smaller number of votes. Despite bringing in almost 4 million votes, making Ukip the third biggest party by vote share, this election has seen the fall of their leader Nigel Farage and second MP Mark Reckless. The spectacular success of the SNP in Scotland throws into sharp relief the unfairness of the first-past-the-post system on smaller parties. By the time Farage lost his...
  • Vanity: UKIP Takes Third Place in Total Votes

    05/08/2015 5:53:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    BBC ^ | 5/8/2015 | Me
    UKIP only one parliamentary seat and Nigel Farage resigned after failing to win in the constituency he ran in. But UKIP came in third place with 3.9 MM votes or 12.7% gaining 9.6% easily beating the Liberal-Democrats. The problem is their votes are spread all over England so they only one seat in a first-past-the-post voting system.
  • Nigel Farage steps down as head of UKIP

    05/08/2015 4:36:15 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 35 replies
    Nigel Farage - Twitter ^ | 05.08.2015 | Nigel Farage
    I have today written to UKIP's National Executive Committee and offered my resignation. I look forward to a well deserved holiday!— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) May 8, 2015
  • UKIP leader Nigel Farage fails to win seat

    05/08/2015 2:37:51 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 106 replies ^ | May 8, 2015 | ft
    4 minutes agoNigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party, has failed to win a seat in the House of Commons.
  • General Election 2015: Voters Decide [UK Election Night]

    05/07/2015 1:09:16 PM PDT · by UKrepublican · 155 replies
    :: Follow the election results live on, our mobile apps and on Sky News TV from 10pm. Voters are going to the polls across the country to decide who will form the next government. Polling stations opened at 7am and close at 10pm in the United Kingdom's 650 constituencies.
  • VOTE TO KEEP BRITAIN GREAT (UK General Election)

    05/07/2015 3:33:33 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 10 replies
    Vanity | 5/7/2015 | Self
    The title of this post is the headline of the "Daily Express" newspaper in the UK today, its owner supports the United Kingdom Independence Party. Under the headline: "Farage and UKIP boosted by 'very strong' late surge" "Labour and SNP would be absolutely disastrous for us all" The article starts: "The UK Independence Party is poised to 'significantly and perhaps dramatically' beat poll predictions thanks to a late surge in patriotism, it said last night. Amid warnings of the risks from Labour and the SNP, millions go to vote today in what looks like being the tightest election for generations....

    05/06/2015 4:04:06 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 11 replies
    Vanity | 5/6/2015 | Self
    Its getting pretty rough and intense on the eve of a hotly contested general election. The tactics of the big parties are squarely aimed at the smaller parties. In recent hours, Prime Minister David Cameron has made comments saying Wales and Scotland should have tax raising powers. A pitch to the nationalist parties there can be no doubt. The rise of the Scottish National Party has shocked many considering their loss in the independence referendum last year. It looks like the SNP will win 50 to 60 of Scotland's 71 seats in the House of Commons tomorrow. There have been...
  • Iain Duncan Smith: Voting for Ukip and Nigel Farage is like writing Britain's 'suicide note'

    05/05/2015 9:59:41 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 14 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 5-4-2015 | Peter Dominiczak
    Voting for UKIP is like writing a “suicide note” which will “not be forgiven” if it denies Britain the chance to vote on whether to remain a member of the EU, Iain Duncan Smith warns today. In a heartfelt intervention just 48 hours before polling day, the former Conservative leader urges those considering voting UKIP not to jeopardise a decades-long campaign he has waged to change Britain’s relationship with Brussels. • Latest election polls for May 5 The Work and Pensions Secretary describes a vote for Ukip as “unfathomable” as it risks allowing a weak minority Labour government – backed...
  • Labour takes three-point lead over Conservatives ahead of UK election - Survation

    05/04/2015 1:53:15 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 14 replies ^ | May 2, 2015 | Reuters
    The poll showed Labour support was on 34 percent, Conservative support on 31 percent and support for the anti-European Union UK Independence Party was at 17 percent.
  • Britain's Labour has one-point lead over Conservatives - YouGov

    05/02/2015 1:49:38 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 18 replies ^ | May 2, 2015 | Reuters
    Britain's opposition Labour Party has taken a 1 percentage point lead over Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives, according to a YouGov opinion poll published on Friday, though still within the poll's margin of error.
  • Election 2015: Row over second independence referendum warning

    04/26/2015 8:47:46 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 41 replies
    BBC News ^ | April 25, 2015 | unattributed
    Campaigning in Renfrewshire, he said the nationalists want an SNP vote in the general election in order to "force" a second poll. Launching the SNP's "women's pledge", Nicola Sturgeon said this election was "not about independence". Meanwhile the Lib Dems set out plans for green laws and the Scottish Conservatives focused on jobs. As the penultimate weekend of campaigning got under way, SNP leader Ms Sturgeon joined female activists and actor and campaigner Elaine C Smith in Glasgow to launch the party's women's pledge, which commits the SNP and its members to delivering policies that promote equality... As part of...
  • ‘Alex Salmond is like Japanese soldier who thought WW2 was still happening’ (ex-Scotland PM)

    10/21/2014 10:29:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Aberdeen Press and Journal ^ | 21 October 2014 | Calum Ross
    Outgoing First Minister Alex Salmond has been compared to a Japanese soldier who believed World War II was still happening years after peace was declared. Nick Clegg, the deputy prime minister, made the remarks as he called on the SNP leader to accept the result of last month’s independence referendum. […] Mr. Salmond appeared to open the door to an early re-run of the vote last week, saying “circumstances obviously can change” and that a breach of the pre-referendum “vow” to Scotland could pave the way for another ballot. …
  • 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 · 72 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...
  • Victory for Ukip: BBC backs down and gives Farage his own TV show after debate fix row

    04/18/2015 7:46:50 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies ^ | 4/18/15 | Scott Campbell
    THE BBC has backed down and given Ukip leader Nigel Farage his own TV slot to answer audience questions after an investigation discovered Thursday's debate was a political fix. He will take audience questions in a 30-minute programme called Election 2015: Ask Nigel Farage. The discussion, held in Birmingham, will air after the News at 10 and will be chaired by journalist Jo Coburn. It will be held at the same time as a Question Time special featuring the Tory, Labour and Liberal Democrat leaders who will take turns answering questions from the same audience in Leeds. A Ukip...
  • 'Chilling' posters in Cardiff warn Muslims not to vote in the general election because...

    04/18/2015 5:51:10 AM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/17/15
    Posters telling Muslims not to vote in the election were plastered across an area of Cardiff yesterday. They read: 'Democracy is a system whereby man violates the right of Allah.' Posters were stuck on lampposts and bus stops across the Grangetown suburb telling the Muslim electorate: 'Islam is the only real workable solution for the UK'. Cardiff Council have begun removing the posters, dubbed 'chilling' and 'threatening' by locals. The full message on the poster reads: 'Democracy is a system whereby man violates the right of Allah and decides what is permissible or impermissible for mankind, based solely on their...

    04/18/2015 5:32:18 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 9 replies
    4/17/2015 | Self
    There was a "debate" between political parties in the United Kingdom Thursday night with five leaders on the stage from the leading parties that aren't in power. PM David Cameron only wanted to participate in one debate so this format was concocted by the BBC as an alternative to an all party debate. Also excluded, Cameron's partner party in government, the Liberal Democrats. Labour leader Ed Miliband was joined by UKIP leader Nigel Farage, Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon, Welsh nationalist leader Leanne Wood and Green Party leader Natalie Bennett. Sturgeon, Wood and Bennett whose main differences with Miliband...
  • 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...