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  • Britain Buys Water Cannons; Fears Civil Unrest From Government Workers

    07/13/2014 12:07:09 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 19 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | July 13 2014 | Tyler Durden
    The British government has just invested in water cannons because they are fearing the rising tide of civil unrest as austerity is forcing the reduction of state workers and their pensions. I have been warning that unemployment will rise, but this time it is going to flow more so from the state and municipal workers. In the UK, hundreds of thousands have took to the streets to protest against the austerity measures of the government. Prime Minister Cameron has no choice for this is the collapse of socialism. Those who think I am anti-poor or whatever, are missing the point....
  • UK: “Do Not Walk Your Dog Here. This is an Islamic Area Now.”

    06/01/2014 6:58:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 06/01/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    UK: “Do Not Walk Your Dog Here. This is an Islamic Area Now.”Posted By Daniel Greenfield On June 1, 2014 @ 9:05 am In The Point | No Comments Don’t walk your dog here. Big Islam is watching.CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO A criminal investigation has been called for by Poplar and Limehouse MP Jim Fitzpatrick over a “highly divisive sign”.The poster, found on Burdett Road in Poplar, claimed: “Do not walk your dog here! Muslims do not like dogs. This is an Islamic area now.”Mr Fitzpatrick, who said the photo was sent to him by a constituent...
  • UK: Subway removes ham and bacon from nearly 200 stores and offers halal meat

    04/30/2014 7:23:05 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 70 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 30 2014 | Lizzie Parry
    Subway removes ham and bacon from nearly 200 stores and offers halal meat only after 'strong demand' from Muslims Almost 200 branches of Subway have cut ham and bacon from their menus, serving halal meat in response to calls from their Muslim customers. The sandwich chain said 'following a strong demand from our Muslim customers', 185 outlets in the UK and Ireland have introduced the meat, which is prepared under strict Islamic rules. In Arabic the word halal means 'permitted' or 'lawful' and defines anything that is allowed or lawful according to the Qur'an. It is often used to indicate...
  • Mother of nine who claims Ł38,000 in benefits to receive Ł1,400 more after falling pregnant again

    04/25/2014 9:14:44 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 68 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | April 24, 2014 | Amanda Williams
    A mother-of-nine who claims Ł38,000 a year in handouts and demanded a bigger council house for her huge family is pregnant again - this time with twins. Cheryl Prudham, 32, and her husband Robert, 29, are set to receive at least a further Ł1,400 in handouts when the baby girls arrive. Mrs Prudham said she will 'not be made to feel guilty' for having children' as she and her husband both work part-time. Last year the couple, from Sittingbourne, Kent - who were living in a three-bedroom council house at the time - said they were entitled to a bigger...
  • The Tory Minister, a vicious feud and the gay sex party…paid for by you: Westminster braced…

    04/06/2014 10:48:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 10:10 EST, 6 April 2014 | Simon Walters and Glen Owen
    A Tory Minister is involved in an extraordinary row over claims that taxpayers’ money was used to fund gay sex parties. The politician is said to have been in a feud with a senior party official accused of using dating app Grindr to invite gay MPs and activists to his suite at the Conservative Party conference. The Ł70,000-a-year official, who is not an MP, has also been accused of bullying staff and being drunk on duty. He was disciplined after a formal investigation. …
  • Islamic Law is Adopted by British Legal Chiefs

    03/23/2014 7:48:13 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3/22/14 | John Bingham
    Islamic law is to be effectively enshrined in the British legal system for the first time under guidelines for solicitors on drawing up “Sharia compliant” wills. Under ground-breaking guidance, produced by The Law Society, High Street solicitors will be able to write Islamic wills that deny women an equal share of inheritances and exclude unbelievers altogether. The documents, which would be recognised by Britain’s courts, will also prevent children born out of wedlock – and even those who have been adopted – from being counted as legitimate heirs. Anyone married in a church, or in a civil ceremony, could be...
  • Parents fury as pork sausages are banned from the school menu and replaced with halal meat

    03/07/2014 4:10:52 PM PST · by lowbridge · 28 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | march 7, 2014 | ben endley
    Parents have condemned a school's decision to ban all pork products from the menu and replace other meats with halal versions. Pupils aged between three and 11 at Brinsworth Manor Infant and Junior Schools in Rotherham - which Ofsted identifies as having only a small number of pupils from minority ethnic groups - will no longer be able to enjoy sausages, bacon or ham. Parents at both schools, which share a site, were told of the decision in a letter from Rotherham Council’s principal catering officer Ron Parry, who wrote that there had been ‘minor adjustments’ to the lunch menu....
  • UKIP leader Nigel Farage says he feels awkward when he doesn’t hear English on the train

    03/02/2014 5:22:45 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 22:45 EST, 28 February 2014 | Tamara Cohen
    Nigel Farage yesterday said he felt “awkward” when he could hear no English being spoken while on a train from London to Kent. The UKIP leader described how he was on his way home when he went several stops without hearing his native tongue. His comments followed a provocative speech in which he claimed some areas of Britain are being “taken over” by migrants, while others have become “frankly unrecognizable”. They came a day after figures showed a significant rise in net migration. …
  • Nine in 10 babies born in parts of Britain have a foreign parent

    12/22/2013 7:50:02 PM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 21 Dec 2013 | Steven Swinford
    Almost nine in 10 babies born in parts of Britain have at least one foreign-born parent, official figures have revealed for the first time. The Office for National Statistics disclosed that in 2012 more than 80 per cent of babies born in three London boroughs had either one or both parents born outside the UK. Across London, nearly seven in 10 babies had at least one non-British father or mother, while across England and Wales the figure was one in three. The figures were published amid concerns that hundreds of thousands of migrants from Romania and Bulgaria could come to...
  • M&S tells Muslim staff they CAN refuse to serve customers buying alcohol or pork

    12/22/2013 4:00:45 PM PST · by gooblah · 62 replies
    Dailymail ^ | December 2013 | Sophie Jane Evans
    Marks & Spencer has told Muslim staff they can refuse to serve shoppers buying alcohol or pork, it has been revealed. The chain has granted checkout workers in more than 700 stores permission to politely decline to serve customers for religious reasons. Instead, shoppers are being asked to wait to pay for certain items at a different till.
  • Scotland Yard to 'downgrade' police entry tests to allow for ethnic minorities

    09/17/2013 6:50:31 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 33 replies
    Express (UK) ^ | September 15, 2013 | Ted Jeory
    SCOTLAND Yard wants to downgrade the importance of written English tests at police recruitment centres to make it easier for candidates from ethnic minorities to join the Met. Bosses believe people who do not have English as their first language are being discriminated against under current assessment rules. They have recommended the weighting placed on the “Written Communication” section of the Metropolitan Police’s tough entrance exam is lowered. However, they fear a “white backlash” among rank and file officers who feel they have already been passed over for promotion. Home Affairs Committee chairman, MP Keith Vaz, said last night any...
  • The English Lose Their Capital City

    09/13/2013 4:20:14 AM PDT · by ABrit · 40 replies
    Politics as Applied Biology ^ | Sepember 13th, 2013 | Blogger
    The English Lose Their Capital City I wrote the following to my English Member of Parliament. On Sunday evening I walked along the South Bank of the Thames, almost opposite the House of Commons. The area was populated almost entirely by non ethnically English people. Perhaps you and your fellow Members of Parliament would care to take the time to see for yourself that example of an area of London that has been occupied by foreign people? According to the 2011 Census the English population of London is now a minority 40%. I thought it had been British policy to...
  • Zimmerman/Martin and the Immorality of self-defence

    07/27/2013 3:18:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Commentator ^ | July 27, 2013 | Charles Crawford
    Danny Nightingale a convicted manBuried deep in the judge’s sentencing explanation in the Danny Nightingale case (a former SAS sniper sentenced to two years’ suspended prison sentence for possessing a Glock pistol and 300 rounds of ammunition) is this astonishing observation: "It is because the unlawful possession of a firearm endangers society that even where mitigation appears very strong significant sentences are still appropriate. "There are many examples of such cases. For instance in 2006 a defendant called Blackall had been shot and rendered a paraplegic by an unknown gunman who was never identified. On a further occasion a man...
  • New human rights farce as police are afraid to release crooks’ mugshots despite national guidelines

    07/14/2013 12:20:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 16:14 EST, 13 July 2013 | Martin Beckford
    A new secret justice row broke out last night after The Mail on Sunday discovered that hundreds of thousands of convicted criminals are having their identities protected by police. More than half of forces in England and Wales refuse to publish mugshots of offenders unless they have been jailed—in defiance of national guidelines. Some insist on sentences of more than three years before they release a custody photo to the press, citing concerns about data protection and the criminals’ human rights. …
  • ‘So Much Harm to Patients’: British Doctors Describe NHS as ‘Worse Than Communist China’

    07/13/2013 5:36:45 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 29 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | july 12, 2013 | Erica Ritz
    Proponents of President Obama’s “Affordable Care Act” often suggest skeptics look across the Atlantic to the United Kingdom as an example of what can be made better with the American health care system. But doctors in the United Kingdom have about had it, it seems, calling their own system “worse than Communist China.” A recent report in the U.K. Telegraph chronicles the conclusions of the British Medical Association’s annual conference, where doctors loudly lamented the undue power of abusive managers and bureaucrats, who seem to have as much or more power in hospitals than the actual doctors. “The result is...
  • Teachers 'denied schoolboy, 10, water on the hottest day of the year .. during Ramadan' (UK)

    07/12/2013 3:28:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12 July 2013
    An angry mother has accused a primary school of denying her child water on one of the hottest days of the year for fear of upsetting pupils observing Ramadan. Kora Blagden, 32, claimed a teacher at her son Luke’s school refused to let the 10-year old drink from his water bottle because it was unfair to fasting classmates. Many pupils at Charles Dickens Primary School, Portsmouth, Hampshire, are fasting during Ramadan, which means they refrain from taking food or water between sunrise and sunset for around 30 days, depending on the moon. Mother-of-four Kora said: 'Just before bedtime me and...
  • Channel 4 to broadcast daily Muslim call to prayer during Ramadan next month

    07/03/2013 4:08:34 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 28 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | July 02, 2013 | Vanessa Allen
    Channel 4 is to broadcast the Muslim call to prayer during Ramadan this year, it revealed yesterday. Starting next week, the broadcaster will transmit the morning call to prayer daily for the 30 days of Ramadan. It is believed to be the first time a mainstream British television channel has broadcast the Islamic call to prayer. Channel 4’s head of factual programming Ralph Lee said almost five per cent of the British population would ‘actively engage’ in Ramadan this month, adding: ‘Can we say the same of other national events that have received blanket coverage on television such as the...
  • Pupils withdrawn from trip to Edinburgh mosque ( UK )

    06/09/2013 8:49:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Scotsman ^ | 05/06/2013 | David O’Leary
    Children from Newtongrange Primary visited the Central Mosque in Potterrow, but from an original group of 90 pupils, 28 were withdrawn. The trip had been organised to help educate the primary one, two and five pupils about other religions and cultures. But one parent today said they didn’t want their child “mixed up in the hate being preached in mosques”. The incident comes amid heightened tensions in the wake of the killing of soldier Lee Rigby in London, and David Cameron’s pledge to “drain the swamp” of extremism. Religious leaders and Midlothian councillors condemned parents pulling their children out the...
  • Dad of five faces jail for ‘bashing burglar’ at business (Great Britain)

    06/09/2013 9:04:45 AM PDT · by Stoat · 77 replies
    The Sun (U.K) ^ | June 9, 2013 | Craig Woodhouse
    Dad of five faces jail for ‘bashing burglar’ at business EXCLUSIVE  By CRAIG WOODHOUSE   A DAD of five is facing jail — for confronting two men who were allegedly raiding his business.Andrew Woodhouse is accused of GBH with intent.But wife Lisa told The Sun he was trying to defend himself after one alleged raider “came at him” with a plank as he chased them off. Mr Woodhouse grabbed the wood and allegedly used it on Kevin Green, 52, injuring both his legs and an arm.The offence carries a maximum LIFE sentence.Mr Woodhouse, 43, was woken at night by a burglar...
  • The UK is Screwed: In Order to Not Offend Muslims, British Schools Drop Holocaust from History

    06/04/2013 7:06:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    clash daily ^ | 6/4/13 | staff
    A report by Britain’s Department for Education and Skills notes that an increasing number of schools are dropping the teaching of the Holocaust from history lessons to avoid offending Muslim students. The report, titled Teaching Emotive and Controversial History, also observes that many teachers are reluctant to discuss the Crusades because the lessons frequently contradict what is taught in local mosques. It gets worse. The website Family Security Matters (h/t Weasel Zippers) reports: In an effort to counter ‘Islamophobia’ in British schools, teachers now are required to teach ‘key Muslim contributions such as Algebra and the number zero’ in math...
  • UK Shopkeeper Forced to Remove “Obey Our Laws” T-Shirts or Face Arrest (Guess why?)

    05/31/2013 9:29:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 31, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    British police forced a Newport shopkeeper to remove his “Obey Our Laws” T-shirts. The shirts might “incite racial hatred.”ARREST THREAT: Matthew Taylor and the T-shirt police have forced him to remove from display (SW Argus) Police threatened to arrest Matthew Taylor if he did not remove the T-shirts. South Wales Argus reported, via Tundra Tabloids: A NEWPORT shopkeeper has been forced by police to remove a T-shirt from his shop window because they felt it “could be seen to be inciting racial hatred.” Matthew Taylor, 35, the owner of Taylor’s clothes store on Emlyn Walk in the city, printed up...
  • We don't have the power to kick out Abu Hamza's wife from her Ł1million taxpayer-funded home

    05/31/2013 8:01:45 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 37 replies
    DailyMail ^ | May 31, 2013 | Tom Kelly
    <p>Council bosses have abandoned attempts to move Abu Hamza’s wife from her Ł1million taxpayer-funded house.</p> <p>Officials admitted yesterday they are ‘powerless’ to throw out Najat Mostafa, the hook-handed cleric’s second wife, from the five-bedroom property in an exclusive west London street.</p>
  • Reporter Apologizes For Originally Identifying London Stabber As Having ‘Muslim Appearance’

    05/27/2013 6:31:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 5/27/13 | Andrew Kirell
    BBC News political editor Nick Robinson apologized last week for originally identifying the London stabbing as having a “Muslim appearance” based on quotes given to him by law enforcement. Appearing on the News at Six the day of the Woolwich attack, Robinson explained that his law enforcement sources told him the perpetrator was of “Muslim appearance” and had reportedly been shouting “Allahu Akbar,” the Arabic phrase for “God is great.” The report apparently generated controversy, especially within the United Kingdom’s Muslim community, who felt the comment represented an unfair “racist generalization.” Several days later, Robinson took to the BBC website...
  • Post-attack uniform advice relaxed (UK)

    05/23/2013 7:43:08 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 33 replies
    BBC News ^ | 23rd May 2013 | BBC News
    Advice to armed forces personnel not to wear uniforms in public has been relaxed, the Ministry of Defence says. 'A defence source had said advice to conceal uniforms was a "common sense" measure while the Woolwich attack investigation went on. But the MoD said that after a review of the situation, a decision was taken to relax some precautions. This included advice to personnel in London not to wear uniform outside defence establishments, it went on.'
  • Woolwich attack: troops advised not to wear uniform outside bases

    05/23/2013 6:31:08 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 75 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 23 May 2013 | Ben Farmer
    Commanders have advised troops not to wear uniform travelling to and from work or outside bases following the brutal killing of a member of the military close to Woolwich barracks. Defence sources said the order had been given that uniform should not be worn by those travelling alone, or on public transport as a "common sense precaution" immediately after the killing.
  • British Village Bans St. George’s Flag Fearing It Would Upset Muslims

    05/19/2013 9:01:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 72 replies
    IBT ^ | May 15 2013 | Palash Ghosh
    The city council of a tiny rural hamlet in Somerset, England, has vetoed a plan to fly the flag of St. George because its links to the Christian Crusades in the Middle Ages may offend the town's Muslim residents. ... John Clements, vice president of the Royal Society of St. George, a patriotic organization, called the Radstock councilors' decision “nonsense” and a form of “censoring” of the national flag.
  • The UK Has Just Had One Lost Decade, And It's About To Enter A Second

    05/18/2013 2:18:49 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-18-2013 | Philip Aldrick
    The UK Has Just Had One Lost Decade, And It's About To Enter A Second Philip Aldrick, The Daily Telegraph May 18, 2013, 3:42 PMHSBC’s chief global economist has written a compelling but dark account of the challenges facing the West. Philip Aldrick considers the chilling claims. Bleak does not begin to describe the latest tome on the economic crisis by Stephen King, the HSBC chief global economist who appropriately shares a name with the best-selling horror writer. When the Money Runs Out is the economic equivalent of post-apocalyptic fiction, charting “the end of Western affluence”, and gives the author...
  • Shock as 84 schools have NO white British pupils at all [UK]

    05/12/2013 6:50:13 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | may 11, 2013 | JONATHAN PETRE
    Critics said that the previous Labour Government’s ‘open-door’ immigration policy had created ‘huge’ problems for integration, which was now threatening the country’s social cohesion..... ....The new figures follow a study published earlier this month by the Left-leaning think tank Demos which showed white Britons are moving out of areas where they are in a minority at the same time as the ethnic minority population was growing..
  • Lower age of consent to 13 to protect old men from ‘persecution’: top pro-abortion lawyer

    05/09/2013 8:02:05 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 74 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5-9-13 | Hilary White
    A proposal by a leading pro-abortion lawyer to lower the age of sexual consent from 16 to 13 to protect “old men” who molest young people from legal “persecution,” is being met with outrage in the UK. “I do not support the persecution of old men,” Barbara Hewson wrote recently in Spiked online magazine. “England has a long history of do-gooders seeking to stamp out their version of sexual misconduct by force of the criminal law.”
  • BBC Chief Refuses To Ban Margaret Thatcher Death Song

    04/11/2013 6:06:45 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 19 replies
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | April 11, 2013
    BBC Chief Refuses To Ban Margaret Thatcher Death Song The BBC is at the centre of a new row over the death of Baroness Thatcher after admitting it may broadcast a song mocking her passing. While Lord Hall believes the campaign is 'rather tasteless', he has told staff that it is ultimately an 'editorial decision' 11 Apr 2013 Ding Dong the Witch is Dead, a song from the Wizard of Oz, has sold 20,000 copies this week after anti-Thatcher campaigners encouraged people to buy it to celebrate the death of the former Prime Minister. It is currently number four and...
  • Army-chiefs-fury-Paras-lose-parachutes-New-cutbacks-mean-recruits-longer-trained-jump

    03/10/2013 1:27:28 PM PDT · by Moltke · 22 replies
    DailyMail (UK) ^ | 10 March 2013 | Mark Nicol
    The name says it all: For more than 70 years the soldiers of Britain’s Parachute Regiment have been prepared to risk their all by dropping into the toughest of war zones. But now cost cutting means the Paras will no longer be trained to use their chutes, the Mail on Sunday can reveal. The regiment, whose most famous sortie during the Second World War was immortalised in the film A Bridge Too Far, has been targeted by Ministry of Defence accountants keen to reduce budgets.
  • Britain Votes For the Beginning of the End

    02/10/2013 7:40:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2013 | Michael Youssef
    On February 5, Britain’s House of Commons voted in favor of legalizing gay marriage. The vote is extremely alarming. It could signal the beginning of the end for Western civilization as we know it. The idea of same-sex marriage is troubling even to some homosexuals, let alone those who hold a biblical conviction that marriage is intended by the Creator to be between a man and a woman. The vote, which was 400-175, represented a major crack in the Conservative Party. More than half of its 303 members voted against or abstained from the measure. Prime Minister David Cameron may...
  • Muslim Patrols Could Become More Prevalent And More Violent, Warns Anti-Extremist

    02/04/2013 6:37:28 PM PST · by Steelfish · 38 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | January 30, 2013
    Muslim Patrols Could Become More Prevalent And More Violent, Warns Anti-Extremist Muslim patrols stalking British streets could become “a lot more dangerous” and perhaps even willing to maim or kill, the head of an anti-extremism organisation has warned. By Rosa Silverman 30 Jan 2013 As British jihadists venture abroad to capitalise on the aftermath of the Arab Spring and then return to the UK, they are likely to bring a greater level of violence back home, Maajid Nawaz, the chairman of the Quilliam Foundation, suggested. His comments follow incidents in which groups of Muslim vigilantes, dubbing themselves 'Muslim Patrols' have...
  • British Muslim abuser who 'didn't know' that sex with a girl of 13 was illegal spared jail

    01/26/2013 5:54:24 PM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Paul Bentley
    A muslim who raped a 13-year-old girl he groomed on Facebook has been spared a prison sentence after a judge heard he went to an Islamic faith school where he was taught that women are worthless. Adil Rashid, 18, claimed he was not aware that it was illegal for him to have sex with the girl because his education left him ignorant of British law. Yesterday Judge Michael Stokes handed Rashid a suspended sentence, saying: ‘Although chronologically 18, it is quite clear from the reports that you are very naive and immature when it comes to sexual matters.’ Earlier Nottingham...
  • Life-extending cancer drugs 'rationed by postcode': Dozens hospitals refuse to hand out treaments

    01/13/2013 9:51:24 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 7 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | January 10, 2013 | Sophie Borland
    Hospitals are denying patients the latest life-extending cancer drugs, a report reveals. Dozens of trusts are failing to hand out treatments for bowel, ovarian, lung and brain cancer that have been approved by the NHS watchdog NICE. Some of these drugs have been shown to boost survival rates by a quarter while others have extended the lives of terminally-ill patients by over a year. The report - commissioned by the Department of Health - also reveals that many hospitals are failing to prescribe the latest treatments for heart attacks, asthma, multiple sclerosis, arthritis and Crohn’s Disease. In fact some of...
  • British textbook wipes Israel off the map

    01/09/2013 3:27:39 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 23 replies
    PressTV ^ | 1/12013 | PressTV
    The textbook was issued by Garnet Education, an independent English-Language Teaching (ELT) instructor in Britain. The textbook contains a map with “Occupied Palestine” in place of Israel, according to media reports.
  • Teachers attacked by children as young as FOUR: Rising tide of violence in Britain's primary schools

    12/23/2012 12:12:13 PM PST · by Arthurio · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12.21
    Pupils as young as four are using scissors, chairs, bats and staple guns to attack teachers amid a rising tide of violent indiscipline in primary schools. Growing numbers of teachers are falling victim to serious assaults by young pupils who punch, stab, kick, bite and push. Cases detailed in incident logs include an attempted strangling with a scarf and an injury to a teacher who disarmed a pupil caught carrying a kitchen knife. Children also arm themselves with any classroom items at hand - including sharpened pencils, metal stools, large batteries, tennis rackets and computer keyboards. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2251974/Teachers-attacked-children-young-FOUR-Rising-tide-violence-Britains-primary-schools.html#ixzz2FuKBDSzK Follow...
  • A Call To Ban Steak Knives

    12/17/2012 3:14:02 PM PST · by Typical_Whitey · 62 replies
    BBC.co.uk ^ | 5/2005 | BBC news
    A&E doctors are calling for a ban on long pointed kitchen knives to reduce deaths from stabbing. A team from West Middlesex University Hospital said violent crime is on the increase - and kitchen knives are used in as many as half of all stabbings. They argued many assaults are committed impulsively, prompted by alcohol and drugs, and a kitchen knife often makes an all too available weapon. The research is published in the British Medical Journal. The researchers said there was no reason for long pointed knives to be publicly available at all. They consulted 10 top chefs from...
  • BBC told put more gay presenters on children’s TV; “familiarize” youngsters w/different sexualities

    12/15/2012 7:52:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 16:59 EST, 14 December 2012 | (Daily Mail Reporter)
    BBC children’s programs should include more lesbian, gay and bisexual people, a report of the corporation recommends. A panel of nine experts said youngsters should be introduced to sexual diversity in their early years.While there has been a gradual increase in the representation of these people, they remain “still relatively invisible” in the media, they said. The experts added that the BBC should be “more creative and bolder in its depiction of such groups of people, taking care to steer clear of stereotypes.” …
  • British Army shutting down for 3+ weeks

    12/03/2012 12:58:48 AM PST · by JerseyanExile · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | December 2, 2012 | Steve Nolan
    The Army has been ordered to take a 25-day Christmas holiday to try to cut its electricity and gas bills. All 110,000 military and civilian personnel must take ‘block leave’ from December 14 until January 7, a leaked memo from a senior officer said. The decision, communicated by Major General David Cullen, means all barracks, Territorial Army buildings and other military sites will be closed for almost a month. General Cullen, the chief of staff for land forces, said it was an ‘opportunity for utility savings’. He added that the measure aimed to ‘fully exploit the utility efficiencies available by...
  • UK: NHS [socialized medicine] patients experience 'contempt and cruelty', says Jeremy Hunt

    11/28/2012 4:07:49 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 14 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/28/2012 | Stephen Adams
    Patients experience “coldness, resentment, indifference" and "even contempt” in some hospitals, the Health Secretary has claimed in a hard-hitting speech about NHS care. In the worse cases staff have overseen “a kind of normalisation of cruelty”, Jeremy Hunt told an audience of health professionals at The King’s Fund, a London-based think-tank. Managers were so “buried in spreadsheets” that they had become “blind” to the fact that patients were not being treated with dignity or respect, he said. Poor care had become “perhaps the biggest problem of all facing the NHS”, Mr Hunt claimed in his strongest speech yet on the...
  • The United Kingdom Throws Down the Gauntlet with a Strong Entry in the Government Stupidity Contest

    11/18/2012 6:22:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I periodically compare moronic decisions and policies by governments in the United States and United Kingdom. You can peruse some jaw-dropping examples by clicking this link. To show that politicians and bureaucrats don’t have a monopoly on stupidity, I’ve also shared a pair of examples that expose foolishness in the private sector.“Won’t anyone take free money?” I think the contest has been pretty even to date, but now we have an entry from the United Kingdom that may be hard to beat. The government created a new boondoggle program, but managed to make it so convoluted that no households have...
  • Street lights turned off in their thousands to meet carbon emission targets (UK)

    10/28/2012 10:23:32 AM PDT · by dennisw · 18 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 9:00PM BST 27 Oct 2012 | By Claire Duffin
    Street lights turned off in their thousands to meet carbon emission targets Huge swathes of Britain are being plunged into darkness as more and more streetlights are switched off by councils and roads authorities. Lights are being turned off on motorways and major roads, in town centres and residential streets, and on footpaths and cycle ways, as councils try to save money on energy bills and meet carbon emission targets. The switch-off begins as early as 9pm. They are making the move despite concerns from safety campaigners and the police that it would lead to an increase in road accidents...
  • Street lights turned off in their thousands to meet carbon emission targets

    10/27/2012 5:07:08 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 49 replies
    telegraph uk ^ | 9:00PM BST 27 Oct 2012 | Claire Duffin
    Lights are being turned off on motorways and major roads, in town centres and residential streets, and on footpaths and cycle ways, as councils try to save money on energy bills and meet carbon emission targets. The switch-off begins as early as 9pm. They are making the move despite concerns from safety campaigners and the police that it would lead to an increase in road accidents and crime. The full extent of the blackout can be disclosed following an investigation by The Sunday Telegraph - which comes on the day that clocks moved back an hour, making it dark earlier...
  • Animal Rights Group Calls Sport Hunting Magazines ‘Shooting Porn’ and Wants to Ban Kids...

    08/29/2012 5:02:51 PM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8/28/12 | Liz Klimas
    Animal Rights Group Calls Sport Hunting Magazines ‘Shooting Porn’ and Wants to Ban Kids from Seeing Themby Liz Klimas Posted on August 28, 2012 at 3:17pm An animal rights group in the U.K. came out with a report Monday saying gun magazines are “shooting porn” that should be banned from sale to minors. In its report “Gunning For Children: How the gun lobby recruits young blood,“ Animal Aid says that such ”lurid, pro-violence content could have a corrosive, long-lasting effect on impressionable young minds.” The group believes these magazines should be considered “top shelf” and banned from sale to customers...
  • OPENING CEREMONY SUCKED

    07/30/2012 8:12:04 AM PDT · by shortstop · 98 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 07/30/12 | Bob Lonsberry
    Actually, London, your opening ceremony was atrocious. It was horrific. It was a deeply troubling insight into a once-great nation. I recognize that, in the grand scheme of things, the opening ceremony of the summer Olympics doesn’t amount to a hill of beans. Probably, the summer Olympics themselves don’t have any true significance. After all, it’s just sports, and most of them are obscure sports. But they are entertaining nonetheless, and we look forward to them each four years, and we enjoy the spectacle as much as we enjoy the competition. Which is why on Friday night we lined our...
  • Men can wear skirts to Oxford University exams (caving to "transgenders")

    07/29/2012 5:33:39 AM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/28/2012
    Oxford University has rewritten the laws governing its strict academic dress code following concerns that they were unfair towards transgender students. Under the new regulations, students taking exams or attending formal occasions will no longer have to wear ceremonial clothing that is specific to their gender. It will mean men will be able to sit tests in skirts and stockings and women will have the option of wearing suits and bow ties. The new laws, which will come into force next week, comes after a motion put forward the university's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer society (LGBTQ Soc) was...
  • British Army cuts announced by defence secretary

    07/06/2012 12:05:12 AM PDT · by moonshot925 · 24 replies
    Guardian ^ | 5 July 2012 | Staff
    The defence secretary, Philip Hammond, says five battalions will disappear and 17 units will be axed in the biggest overhaul of the British army for decades.
  • Plans to Allow Gay Marriages 'Could Force Church to Split From State' for First Time in 500 Years

    06/11/2012 7:18:31 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 6/11/12 | Steve Doughty
    A law to allow same-sex weddings will destroy the institution of marriage for future generations, leaders of the Church of England warned yesterday. They claim it will lead to a constitutional crisis, arguing that human rights legislation will force churches to treat gay couples asking for a wedding in the same way they treat heterosexual couples. The Church of England’s warning comes in response to the Government’s consultation on legalising same-sex marriage, which will close this week. The proposed reforms, formally launched in March, have been described by Church officials as ‘half-baked’, ‘very shallow’, ‘superficial’ and ‘completely irrational’. They claim...
  • 'I don't know how we got so lucky!' Somali family on benefits handed keys to Ł2million luxury

    06/10/2012 4:11:17 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    the Daily Mail ^ | 7 June 2012 | Arthur Martin
    A family of Somali benefits claimants living in a Ł2million home courtesy of the taxpayer admitted they couldn’t believe their luck yesterday. To the anger of neighbours, the family of ten are allowed to live in a six-bedroom end-of-terrace Georgian townhouse in one of London’s most fashionable areas, populated by high-flying lawyers and stockbrokers. The family use housing benefits to pay a heavily discounted rent for the four-storey house in Islington – close to Tony Blair’s former home – which boasts a variety of period features, including chandeliers and wood flooring. The family are understood to pay the council just...