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  • 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 · 15 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...
  • Magical Realist or Iron Lady? Mrs. May's speech on the EU examined

    01/19/2017 5:38:48 AM PST · by Nextrush
    Peter Hitchens's blog ^ | 1/18/2017 | Peter Hitchens
    I have now read the Prime Minister's Tuesday speech on the EU.. ...the most important bit seems to me to be the section where she promises a vote of both Houses of Parliament on the eventual agreement: 'And when it comes to Parliament, there is one other way in which I would like to provide certainty. I can confirm today that the Government will put the final deal that is agreed between the UK and the EU to a vote in both Houses of Parliament, before it comes into force' This is preceded by the very early statements that 'thje...
  • 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,...
  • Donald Trump Promises Post-Brexit Britain a ‘Fair’ Trade Deal

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

    01/15/2017 7:50:52 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 3 replies
    BBC News ^ | 2017-01-15
    The UK is "doing great" following its vote to leave the EU, US President-elect Donald Trump has said. In his first UK interview, with former justice secretary Michael Gove for the Times, Mr Trump said he thought the UK was "so smart in getting out". Mr Trump promised a quick trade deal between the US and the UK after he takes office in five days' time. He also criticised Nato and German Chancellor Angela Merkel's immigration policies. Mr Trump spoke to the Times and German newspaper Bild ahead of his inauguration on Friday.
  • Top Government Advisor: ‘Not OK’ for Catholic Schools to Oppose Gay Marriage [UK]

    01/10/2017 7:31:58 PM PST · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/10/17 | Nick Hallet
    Catholic schools in Britain must not be allowed to be “homophobic” and oppose gay marriage, the government’s top advisor on community integration has said. Speaking to MPs on Monday, Dame Louise Casey hit out at “religious conservativism”, which she called “anti-equalities”, likening conservative Christianity to extreme Islam. In a discussion on her recent report – in which she highlighted the great social divisions between different immigrant religious groups within British society – Dame Louise said that just it was not acceptable for Muslim schools to segregate boys and girls, it was also not acceptable for Catholic schools to be “homophobic”....
  • Brexit Leader Farage To Attend Trump Inauguration

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

    01/05/2017 9:19:06 AM PST · by Jedediah · 11 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles, bible ^ | 1-5-17 | Jedediah,Holy Spirit
    The widows mite a Pence to you, But soon shall rise from where now it is viewed, Humility about to rise, Where wisdom lives and no demise, So watch My choice begin to show, When "others" preach a Trump to grow, Truly this Pence shall be my choice , A man of God that speaks only My voice, Luke 21:1-4Tree of Life Version Teaching in the Temple 21 Then Yeshua looked up and saw the rich dropping their gifts into the treasury box. 2 He also saw a poor widow dropping in two small copper coins. [a] 3 And He...
  • Word for the Bride by Bev Palmer(Charismatic Caucus)

    01/03/2017 4:01:44 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    Bev Palmer | bible
    Lord says, Run this race that has been set before you! Go for the Gold!! "My Beloved " I have already declared you spotless and blameless, crowned you with "Sapphires and Rubies." The Spirit and the Bride say come. I have paassed onn the baton
  • Thatcher and Reagan part 2? Trump & May 'WILL make UK-US relationship stronger than ever'

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

    12/25/2016 9:46:03 AM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    Jesus,Bible,Holy Spirit ^ | 12-25-16 | Yeshua,bible
    You will not see a box but instead My delight, ‎ You see my Love for you can not be contained for its borders are out of sight, It reaches far beyond where you are right now, In fact further than the East is from The West is my promise and my vow, So just open up your Heart and I will place it in, It's very simple just receive me and that's when it begins, For truly I AM a Wonder for I live inside of you! So My True birthday is when you say I DO!
  • Starting in 2019, if Your Film Isn’t Diverse, It Won’t Be Eligible for a BAFTA Award

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

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

    12/14/2016 2:21:50 AM PST · by Nextrush · 13 replies
    Hitchensblog ^ | 12/12/2016 | Peter Hitchens
    I don't think I've heard the old saying "Give a dog a bad name..' for many years. The missing words were '...and hang him.' It used to be common, a caution against prejudice. Maybe its been driven out of use by the seemingly universal belief in the rival maxim that 'there's no smoke without fire' which most who've tried to light fires on a wet camping expedition will know to be downright untrue..... ..all part of the general disappearance of the presumption of innocence, not just in law but life. an increasing belief that, whether the subject is climate change,...
  • Trump: Farage Would do ‘Great Job’ As UK Ambassador to USA

    11/22/2016 6:29:25 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/21/16
    President-elect Donald J. Trump has ostensibly thrown his support behind the idea of UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage becoming the British Ambassador to the United States in a tweet issued late on Monday night. The next president of the United States issued the statement, unprompted, via his Twitter feed, stating that the idea was popular amongst “many people” in a move that is sure to set the British political establishment into a further tailspin. Writing at 9:22pm on Monday night, the President-elect said: “Many people would like to see @Nigel_Farage represent Great Britain as their Ambassador to the...
  • A GREAT SHAKING but A Beautiful OUTCOME[charismatic caucus]

    11/21/2016 1:20:45 PM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | Holy Spirit, bible
    Do you see my children I am shaking all that can be shaken in order to bring forth Holiness for as My Word "Be holy as I am holy" is an eternal Truth and this is what shall remain standing only those things that are eternal for all else will fail and is failing before your eyes even now ! Do not be caught up in the landslide for as we are one I shall lift you high above the turmoil and you shall not look back as you cast your eyes upon Me your Savior and King of kings...
  • The Queen 'Set To Invite Donald Trump to Britain'

    11/20/2016 10:34:00 AM PST · by Steelfish · 87 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | November 20, 2016 | Laura Hughes
    The Queen 'Set To Invite Donald Trump to Britain' The president-elect reportedly told Theresa May that his mother had been a 'big fan' of the Queen Laura Hughes 20 NOVEMBER 2016 • Donald Trump will receive an invitation to meet with the Queen in the summer of next year, according to reports. Ministers believe the Queen is their "secret weapon" and Theresa May will use the state visit to help strengthen the "special relationship" between Britain and the United States. The US president-elect reportedly told the Prime Minister during a phone call last week that his late Scottish mother had...
  • Theresa May BEGS Donald Trump for a meeting after Nigel Farage humiliation

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

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

    11/10/2016 1:03:28 PM PST · by GonzoII · 15 replies
    BBC ^ | 39 minutes ago
    US President-elect Donald Trump has invited Theresa May to visit Washington in a phone call in which both stressed the importance of UK/US relations. Downing Street said Mr Trump had spoken of his warmth and personal connections with the UK while Mrs May congratulated him on his victory. Mr Trump, who mother was Scottish, said the UK was a "very, very special place for me and for our country". The two shared a "desire to strengthen bilateral trade and investment". Mr Trump has contacted a number of world leaders in the wake of his surprise victory in the US presidential...
  • TRUE WORSHIP(charismatic caucus)

    11/06/2016 8:18:02 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    the joshua chronicles ^ | bible,holy spirit
    I saw the form of The Lord step into our presence and walk among us and a great Peace filled the room then I heard this . . .   The Shulamite(peaceful) Bride is in the Garden and I smell her "Aroma of Delight" and "this is worship" .  I shall reveal the answers to dilemas,the truth(clarity) where there has been revelations,visions and dreams yes,but in this truth shall come My strategy for your breakthroughs.   Song of Solomon 6:2-4Amplified Bible  (The Shulammite Bride) 2  “My beloved has gone down to his garden, To the beds of balsam, To feed his...
  • 'Ethnicity: Italian or Sicilian?' UK schools provoke row with online form

    11/05/2016 5:07:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    The Italian Ambassador to the UK has intervened after parents complained about the distinction made between Italy, Sicily and Naples in school district questionnaires. When selecting their ethnicity from a drop-down menu on school district websites, Italians in the UK faced a surprising choice. They were asked to define themselves as either 'Italian', 'Italian - Sicilian', 'Italian - Neapolitan' or 'Italian - Other'. Complaints initially came from parents in Bradford, north England, but it became clear this was not an isolated case, and that several school districts in England and Wales differentiated between northern and southern Italians. The Italian Embassy...
  • "Jesus is Lord" Immanuel(God with us)[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/25/2016 6:38:13 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    the joshua chronicles,bible ^ | 10-25-16 | Holy Spirit
    No one else can be with you the way that I AM. Know that as I AM perpetually with you as the flowing down of a waterfall , Truly even this presence is your shield and guard. So there is no need to fear for I have already overcome this world for you and Zion is now your home and place of eternal reside. So "See" yourself here for it is your eternal truths you walk in not what is seen with your eyes but "what you know in your heart and soul to Be true". Now find Peace in...
  • WAKE UP America ! Wake Up Body of CHRIST ![Charismatic Caucus]

    10/20/2016 10:20:09 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    Bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | Holy Spirit , Bible
    You have allowed a breach in your walls my children! Seers awake ! Rise up to repair your borders and walls for you can not sustain what is about to come now as blind as you now are ! Awake ! Repair ! Come up higher and fast all distractions and guard your gates , replace your blind Seers with the ones that look to Me alone for guidance and KNOW I AM here. So there is no reason to tarry or allow in bitter waters that do not replenish and leave behind Asherah poles of disdain(contempt) . Am I...
  • Imam Found Guilty of Sexually Assaulting Young Girls in Mosque in Historic Case

    10/09/2016 9:50:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Metro (U.K) ^ | Saturday 8 Oct 2016 | Nicole Morle
    An Imam faces jail after he was found guilty of historic sex attacks against two young girls at a mosque. Religious teacher Hafiz Rahman, 58, sexually assaulted one of the girls when she was aged just six. Rahman was the Imam at Queens Cross Mosque in Cradley Heath, West Mids., when he launched the string of attacks between March 1986 and August 1987. One of the victims, who can’t be named for legal reasons, told police he used to abuse her as she read from the Holy Book. A court heard she was ‘too scared’ to tell anyone at the...
  • REMAIN IN ME[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/06/2016 1:56:27 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 10-16-16 | Holy Spirit
    My love for you is greater than you can conceive for before you need I AM, I AM there with the answer, I AM there with the breath of supply, My love endures through forever therefore I AM there in an instant for I never left you to begin with for you are in Me and we are one. Now take this love promised through the ages yet forever surrounds you and drink deep and allow the sounds of My waters to drown out the lies of the enemy for truly we are one and as no harm can come...
  • 'I'm a non-binary 10-year-old'

    09/19/2016 7:42:58 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 84 replies
    BBC ^ | September 18, 2016 | Leo
    Leo is 10 years old. For most of his life he's lived as a girl, but this summer he began to speak openly about his sense that this didn't feel quite right. With research help for his parents, he's decided he is non-binary - in his case, both masculine and feminine - though for the moment he dresses as a boy and has taken a male name. This is Leo's story in his own words. I'm not a boy. I thought I was a boy, because I'm not entirely a girl. We tried that for a bit, and I thought:...
  • CPS office occupied by Black Lives Matter protesters over Kingsley Burrell case (England)

    08/26/2016 3:11:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Daventry Express ^ | August 26, 2016
    Black Lives Matter protesters campaigning for "justice" over the death of a man under police restraint occupied a Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) office demanding action. Campaigners raising awareness about the case of Kingsley Burrell, who died in 2011 following contact with police, staged a noisy but non-violent demonstration in the Colmore Gate offices in Birmingham after an earlier rally in the city. The protest dispersed when a senior manager from the West Midlands CPS agreed to take a letter from the campaign group raising 10 key points in Mr Burrell's case, and pass it to the director of public prosecutions...
  • There is no compromise in Jesus Kingdom[charismatic Caucus]

    08/24/2016 8:26:13 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 5 replies
    There is no compromise in My Kingdom for I AM THE WORD ETERNAL therefore I AM both Provider and the lover of your soul. I know the plans I have for you and there is no need for you to compromise with the evil one for he has already been judged by me as un-righteous therefore remain in My will and in My WORD for it is your rudder and key to open each door I have set before you and it is My Spirit that moves these doors as you declare My will in your life. So come and...
  • JESUS calls us Friend[Charismatic Caucus]

    08/12/2016 7:13:57 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 8-12-16 | HolySpirit
    You see I am not just your God I AM your friend. I do things for you that others would not consider because of the cost but I have already laid down my life for you and that is why I send my angels to shut the mouth of the lions for you and turn impossible situations around even without your request at times for truly My name is Prince of Peace and Grace is the scepter I apply to the ones that call me Lord and Savior. John 15:15 15 I do not call you servants any longer, for...
  • Teenager Held After Deadly Knife Rampage

    08/03/2016 10:37:48 PM PDT · by djsunzi · 39 replies
    Sky News ^ | Thursday 04 August 201 | SKYNEWS
    A woman in her 60s has been killed and five other people injured in a knife attack in central London. Police were called to reports of an armed man attacking people in Russell Square at 10.33pm on Wednesday. A 19-year-old was arrested six minutes later at 10.39pm after a Taser was fired by one of the officers. He is now under police guard in hospital.
  • God's Love Abounds [Charismatic Caucus]

    08/01/2016 7:52:15 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    My love abounds in the riches of the fruit from My Tree. So come and partake of Me in Mercy and Grace. Bathe yourself in My humility and find Peace in all you do for I AM a Wellspring of knowledge and as you seek MY Face I will adorn you in My manifold Spirit so you to may walk in the fullness of My ways and not lack anymore. Philippians 4:19 19 And my God will liberally supply (fill until full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
  • More Globalist Fail – Scotland Poll Majority Wish To Stay in United Kingdom and Out of EU…

    07/30/2016 1:48:55 PM PDT · by orchestra · 6 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 7/30/2016 | Sundance
    After the Brexit vote, the immediate and continual cries from the failed globalists within the ‘Remain’ camp exploited a narrative of Scotland who had a majority vote to stay in the EU. However, the most current poll (full pdf below) now offering Scotland the option to leave the United Kingdom and align with the European Union, finds the majority of Scots want to stay in the UK even if it means they cannot access the single-market system of the European Union. scottish independence Additionally, there are many indications that Britain is on the cusp of a major economic boom as...
  • Britain’s New Prime Minister Drives A Stake Through The Heart Of The Green Vampire

    07/14/2016 4:11:34 PM PDT · by 867V309 · 26 replies
    breitbart.com/london ^ | 14 Jul 2016 | James Delingpole
    Incoming Prime Minister Theresa May has driven a stake through the heart of her predecessor David Cameron’s fluffy, faux-Conservative project by scrapping the Department of Energy And Climate Change (DECC). Established in 2008, DECC was a hangover from the Gordon Brown era of woeful misgovernance. Its first Secretary of State was future failed Labour leader candidate Ed Miliband whose only significant political achievement also happened to be one of the most expensive and pointless in British parliamentary history: the drafting of the truly disastrous Climate Change Act.
  • A word of hope[charismatic Caucus]

    07/14/2016 6:55:18 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 6 replies
    You have nothing to fear for I "have" gone before you in this and I am God alone , no one can cross my line of defense and in this find Peace. You see you are in my hand and no one in the spiritual or the flesh can take you from me Be at Peace for it is here you rest even now ! Romans 8:31-39 Nothing Can Separate Us from God’s Love 31 What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? 32 Since he did...
  • Boris Johnson is foreign secretary in Theresa May’s new Cabinet

    07/13/2016 2:20:49 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 24 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 14th July 2016
    BORIS Johnson has landed the plum job of Foreign Secretary in new Prime Minister Theresa May’s Cabinet. The chief Brexiteer arrived at Downing Street to be awarded the role as one of Mrs May’s first acts in Downing Street. Philip Hammond, a chief ally of the new PM, has been appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer after George Osborne resigned, and Amber Rudd has just been told she will be the new Home Secretary, with Michael Fallon staying on as Defence Secretary. And David Davis takes on a new role as Brexit Minister, and will be in charge of Britain’s negotiations...
  • David Cameron Resigns - The Queen Names Theresa May as Prime Minister

    07/13/2016 9:51:53 AM PDT · by NRx · 34 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 07-13-2016
    No surprise, but for the record the deed is done. May is the 13th Prime Minister of the Queen's reign. Extensive coverage at the link
  • David Cameron's last Appearance in Parliament as PM (Prime Ministers Question Time)

    07/13/2016 8:18:31 AM PDT · by NRx · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | 06-13-2016 | RT-UK
    Mr. Cameron's last appearance in the House of Commons for the weekly grilling known as Prime Ministers Question Time (PMQ). Sometime this afternoon he will go the Palace to hand in his resignation to the Queen and "advise" the Queen to ask Mrs. May to form the next Government as PM.
  • Brexit leader Farage plans to attend GOP convention

    07/12/2016 3:24:54 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 29 replies
    POLITICO ^ | July 12, 2016 | Tyler Pager
    Brexit leader Nigel Farage will attend the Republican National Convention next week and share lessons about the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union, he told USA TODAY on Tuesday. "Having criticized President Obama for getting involved in British politics, I am not about to endorse anybody," Farage said. "But I do know a lot of people in the Republican Party, and I'll be interested to hear what Donald Trump has to say in his big speech."
  • Can Britain Afford F-35 Grand Plans?

    07/11/2016 10:45:05 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    AINonline ^ | July 11, 2016 | Chris Pocock
    Britain has big plans for its F-35s, but whether they are affordable remains a big question. Minister for defense procurement Philip Dunne claimed last week that, apart from the U.S., the UK “will be the only other nation that can project power.” But to meet that ambition, the defense budget must by the early 2020s cover the cost of buying and operating two new 70,000-ton aircraft carriers, and at least two squadrons of F-35Bs—the most expensive version of the stealth jet to buy and fly. Moreover, those F-35s are priced in dollars, against which the British pound has just sunk...
  • Andrea Leadsom quits Conservative leadership race (Theresa May will be next UK PM)

    07/11/2016 4:53:21 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 62 replies
    BBC ^ | 11 July 2016
    Andrea Leadsom has pulled out of the contest to become the next Conservative Party leader and UK PM - with Theresa May now set to succeed David Cameron. Mrs Leadsom said she did not believe she had sufficient support to lead a "strong and stable government". She also said a nine-week leadership campaign at such a "critical time" for the UK would be "highly undesirable". The energy minister said Mrs May was "ideally placed" to implement Brexit, and wished her the "greatest success". A source close to the energy minister told BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg "the abuse has been...
  • Clinton backers nix Israel 'occupation' add to Democratic platform

    07/10/2016 1:26:50 AM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 9 replies
    Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Saturday rejected a proposal to include a statement in the party's platform calling for Israel's "end to occupations and illegal settlements," CNN reported. ... While the committee voted against the addition 95-73, CNN reported that the move garnered the loudest negative response of the day from the audience. ... One crowd member was escorted out of the meeting after he stood up and yelled that the party had "sold out" to AIPAC (the American Israel Public Affairs Committee).
  • Andrea Leadsom 'motherhood' comments spark row

    07/09/2016 8:36:27 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | 9 July 2016 | Eleanor Garnier
    The Times quoted the mother of three as saying having children meant she had "a very real stake" in Britain's future... It is the Conservative Party membership that votes on who should be leader and there may well be some who would like their next leader and prime minister to be a mother...
  • British government rejects petition calling for second EU referendum

    07/09/2016 4:32:44 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    reuters.com ^ | 07/09/2016
    The British government has rejected an online petition signed by 4.1 million people calling for a new referendum on whether to leave the European Union. Britons voted by 52 to 48 percent, or 17.4 million votes to 16.1 million, to leave the EU in a June 23 referendum, a result which most politicians have said should be respected but which some who voted "remain" are struggling to accept. The petition called for the government to enact a rule that there should be another referendum if the vote for "remain" or "leave" was less than 60 percent based on a turnout...
  • Merkel's popularity continues to grow with Germans

    07/09/2016 10:57:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 09 Jul 2016 14:24 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s popularity has rebounded after the British vote to leave the EU, an opinion poll showed Saturday, reversing a fall in her appeal caused by the refugee crisis. The poll was the second in a few days to suggest a popularity boost for the German leader. Saturday’s poll, commissioned jointly by Stern magazine and Die Welt newspaper and carried out by the Forsa market research institute, showed Ms. Merkel’s appeal up two points to 48 percent. “What’s more, three quarters of CSU supporters now back Merkel,” said Forsa director Manfred Gullner, referring to the southern German affiliate...
  • Street Preachers Arrested in UK in Front of Cheering Crowd: Video

    07/09/2016 11:45:10 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    BRISTOL, UK — Among cheering crowds, four street preachers were arrested in the UK on Wednesday for causing a “disturbance” while exhorting men to “obey God and keep His commands.” The incident occurred as local resident Mike Overd was open air preaching outside of the Bristol shopping center, while others engaged passersby in conversation and/or held gospel signs. Some of those joining Overd in the evangelism effort included American citizens visiting the country to share the gospel. “The purpose of mankind is to worship God and enjoy Him,” Overd preached, according to recorded footage of their arrest. “You need to...
  • Black Lives Matter protesters sprayed with tear gas in Phoenix as rally spirals out of control...

    07/09/2016 11:05:10 AM PDT · by GilGil · 70 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 7/8/2016 | Ollie Gillman and Khaleda Rahman
    Police fired pepper spray at the protesters in Phoenix, who were seen running away and shielding their eyes A white man holding a Donald Trump 'Make America Great Again' placard interrupted the protest on Friday night In Rochester, New York, 74 people were arrested for blocking the street after protesters sat down Thousands of protesters blocked a highway in Atlanta, Georgia, as they marched against police brutality An estimated 5,000 people halted traffic as they demanded justice for black men killed at the hands of police There was a heavy police presence during the protest, with officers on high alert...
  • We Saved Our Democracy (Pat Condell on Brexit)

    07/08/2016 8:42:13 PM PDT · by Eurotwit · 13 replies
    youtube ^ | 7. jul. 2016 | Pat Condell
    Pat Condell finally weighs in :) Enjoy.
  • Who are the people who elect Britain's next Prime Minister? (interesting info)

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  • Erekat claims Kerry will attend French peace summit

    05/16/2016 4:41:12 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/5/16 | Elad Benari
    Secretary of State John Kerry is planning to attend the preliminary foreign ministers' meeting that France is convening in advance of a French-sponsored Middle East peace conference, Haaretz reported Monday. The Palestine Liberation Organization's Saeb Erekat told the newspaper that Kerry has told Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas that he plans to attend the summit, to take place in Paris on May 30. At this stage, however, State Department officials will not confirm that Kerry will be attending the foreign ministers' meeting, and Washington has been reluctant to express support for the French initiative. For his part, Erekat told Haaretz...