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  • Two-thirds of unemployment benefit recipients in Germany are migrants as cost to taxpayer skyrockets by 122% since 2010

    05/22/2024 4:13:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    Remix ^ | MAY 21, 2024 | THOMAS BROOKE
    In several German states including Hesse, Baden-Württemberg, and Hamburg, around three-quarters of benefit claimants are either first- or second-generation migrants, suggesting that mass immigration of low-skilled workers is not a net benefit to Europe's largest economy.. Nearly two-thirds of German residents receiving unemployment benefits have a migration background, new figures from the Federal Employment Agency have revealed. The statistics published by the federal agency and cited by the Die Welt broadsheet showed that 63.1 percent of those in receipt of the so-called citizen’s income, or “Bürgergeld,” are of migrant origin, and “most do not have a German passport.” The German...
  • UK PM Rishi Sunak set to announce surprise July election as his party seeks to defy dire polls

    05/22/2024 8:56:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    CNN via MSN ^ | 05/22/2024 | Rob Picheta and Luke McGee
    UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is shortly expected to call a snap general election for July 4, sources say, with his Conservative party facing an uphill struggle to extend its 14 years in power. Sunak was required to hold a vote by January 2025, and had long resisted calls to be specific about his plans. But a fall in inflation rates, announced on Wednesday, provided the backdrop for the announcement, due to be made outside Downing Street. The decision will fire the starting gun on a six-week campaign that, currently, is almost universally expected to conclude in the demise of...
  • UK general election to be held on July 4: media, quoting sources

    05/22/2024 8:46:47 AM PDT · by JSM_Liberty · 8 replies
    AFP News Agency (Twitter) ^ | 11:39 AM · May 22, 2024 | AFP News Agency
    @AFP #BREAKING UK general election to be held on July 4: media, quoting sources
  • Cabinet to meet and 'diaries cleared' as election talk grows

    05/22/2024 8:08:57 AM PDT · by Republicans 2016 2020
    BBC News ^ | May 22, 2024 | Owen Amos
    A Tory rebel source tells the BBC that some letters calling for a no confidence vote in Rishi Sunak are being submitted. The reported move came after one senior Conservative MP described the atmosphere in the tea room as “panic”. (As a reminder, 15% of Conservative MPs must submit a letter before the party holds a leadership election - that would mean 52 letters are needed).
  • Gaelic schools thrive in Scotland while overall, the native language declines

    05/21/2024 8:45:49 PM PDT · by Cronos · 16 replies
    BBC ^ | 20th May 2024 | Alexandra Mackenzie, James Cheyne
    The number of people using Gaelic has increased across Scotland despite a decline in the language's heartland, according to the latest census data. Experts say the increase in Gaelic medium education (GME) accounts for the rise. However, Gaelic is now a minority language in the Western Isles - while 52% reported speaking Gaelic in 2011, the figure in 2022 was 45%. Deputy First Minister Kate Forbes told BBC Scotland that Scottish Gaelic was part of a "modern, diverse Scotland". Ms Forbes – who is also minister for Gaelic – said she was “extremely optimistic” about the future of the language....
  • UK set to ban sex ed for young children (under 10yo) amid parental backlash against LGBT indoctrination

    05/21/2024 2:43:01 AM PDT · by NetAddicted · 8 replies ^ | 5/20/2024 | Jonathon Van Maren
    There is undoubtedly a backlash against LGBT ideology unfolding in many Western countries, the source of which includes many ambivalent towards LGBT lifestyles but who are still uncomfortable teaching the ideology to children. (LifeSiteNews) — In March, podcaster Joe Rogan paid tribute to his favourite teacher. His seventh-grade science teacher, he noted, “was a brilliant man and he taught me about wonder. I think about that guy all the time.” But now, Rogan said, teachers are frequently fixating on issues of sex and gender. “I don’t want that gang of morons teaching my children about biological sex or gender,” Rogan...
  • Wigging Out

    05/20/2024 5:52:02 AM PDT · by Twotone · 2 replies
    SteynonLine ^ | May 20, 2024 | Mark Steyn
    ~As you know, in three weeks' time my suit against the UK media censor Ofcom comes to the High Court of England: The King on the application of Mark Steyn vs The Office of Communications I'll be there. Not sure if the King will. Day on day, Ofcom's enforcement of the Covid-vaccine narrative looks increasingly not only preposterous but blood-soaked. Yet, in the so-called controlled demolition of the entire western world, it's the small things that get you. Just about the only reason I was looking forward to my court date was that, after a month in the dank septic...
  • Justice at last as both parties pledge billions to blood victims

    05/19/2024 5:51:31 AM PDT · by RandFan · 17 replies
    The Sunday Times ^ | May 19 | Caroline Wheeler, Political Editor
    Jeremy Hunt will approve final compensation for the victims of the contaminated blood scandal this week after a Sunday Times campaign for justice was backed across the political divide. The chancellor is preparing to unveil a package worth at least £10 billion ($12 billion) for those affected by the deadliest man-made disaster in postwar Britain. Tens of thousands of people were treated with disease-ridden blood products from the United States in the 1970s and 80s. The prime minister is expected to make an official apology on Monday, acknowledging the failings of the state and the suffering caused, following the publication...
  • CDC Admits Covid Shots Killed 500,000 Children & Young Adults

    05/18/2024 2:11:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 126 replies
    Slay News ^ | May 18, 2024 | Frank Bergman
    A secret report has emerged from the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that exposes the shocking impact of Covid mRNA injections on American children and young adults. The bombshell report shows that a staggering half a million American children and young adults have been killed by Covid shots. The CDC report has revealed that almost 500,000 Americans aged between 0 and 44 years old died from the dangerous side effects of the Covid mRNA injections. The recorded deaths occurred between the start of the public rollout of the shots in early 2021 and October 9, 2022. However,...
  • Maher: U.S. Medical Establishment Too Scared to Admit Child Gender Transitions Are Dangerous Like Other Nations Have

    05/18/2024 6:52:15 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/18/2024 | Ian hatchett
    On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher reacted to the United Kingdom and Scandinavian nations walking back transitioning children by saying that America has tried to be so progressive, it’s actually behind the rest of the world and that the American medical establishment won’t make the same corrections other nations have because “They’re afraid.” Maher stated, “Let me add one more thing to our discussion there about rolling back some of the overexcesses in 2020…this is in the U.K., they are now pronouncing the United States as way behind. This is so, to me, symbolic of so...
  • London Mayor Khan Says Trump Is Homophobic, Racist, and Sexist, Demands Labour Party ‘Call Him Out’

    05/18/2024 6:20:19 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 63 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/18/2024 | Kurt Zindulka
    Donald Trump is a homophobe, sexist, and racist declared far-left Mayor of London Sadiq Khan while urging his party to do more to “call him out”. The “special relationship” between the United Kingdom and the United States may be in store for choppy waters as polls suggest former President Donald Trump is set to return to the White House and the left-wing Labour Party is widely projected to take power in Westminster as the two countries head towards general elections later this year.
  • Insurance battles over UK Covid lockdowns rage on in courts

    05/17/2024 9:48:27 PM PDT · by RandFan · 3 replies
    FT ^ | May 13 | Alistair Gray and Ian Smith in London
    Four years since Covid-19 lockdown curbs forced Burger & Lobster to close its restaurants, the purveyor of gourmet patties and crustacean rolls is still battling with its insurance company to recover some of the resulting losses. Alongside more than 20 other businesses including the owners of Hawksmoor steakhouses and Newcastle Falcons rugby club, the chain has brought a claim against Allianz in London’s High Court after the insurer declined to pay out on its business interruption policy, a type of cover designed to compensate for lost revenues. The case is one of dozens being fought between insurers and UK policyholders...
  • Keir Starmer sets out what Labour would do first if it wins UK election

    05/16/2024 10:12:45 AM PDT · by RandFan · 22 replies
    BBC ^ | May 16 | BBC
    Sir Keir Starmer has set out what Labour would do first if it wins this year's general election. The Labour leader unveiled a pledge card with six key policies, including delivering "economic stability" and providing 40,000 more hospital appointments each week. Some of the pledges are more modest in scale than the five "national missions" Sir Keir announced last year. But he said they were the "first steps" towards Labour's bigger plans. Sir Keir's five missions include making the UK the fastest-growing major economy by the end of a first Labour term in government and achieving net zero carbon emissions...
  • Police investigate school after swastika found scrawled on back of pupil's chair - parents fear children being brainwashed into anti-Semitism by pro-Palestinian activists [swastika-palestine]

    05/15/2024 11:42:57 PM PDT · by Freeleesy · 9 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 15 May 2024 | Sue Reid
    A Swastika scrawled by a pupil in a classroom has raised parents' fears that children are being brainwashed into anti-Semitism by pro-Palestinian activists. The crude graffiti at a Brighton comprehensive was last night being investigated by police. The image, in marker pen on the back of a plastic chair, has been visible at Patcham High School for several weeks. Alarmed parents alerted the headteacher over the weekend to the 'frightening' development. A family with children at the school, said: 'Pupils have been targeted by pro-Palestinian activists in our area. They are making massive efforts to radicalise British children into anti-Semitic...
  • Police investigate school after swastika is found scrawled on back of pupil's chair as parents fear children are being brainwashed into anti-Semitism by pro-Palestinian activists

    05/15/2024 9:25:10 AM PDT · by Angelino97 · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 15, 2024 | Sue Reid
    A Swastika scrawled by a pupil in a classroom has raised parents' fears that children are being brainwashed into anti-Semitism by pro-Palestinian activists. The crude graffiti at a Brighton comprehensive was last night being investigated by police. The image, in marker pen on the back of a plastic chair, has been visible at Patcham High School for several weeks. Alarmed parents alerted the headteacher over the weekend to the 'frightening' development. A family with children at the school, said: 'Pupils have been targeted by pro-Palestinian activists in our area. They are making massive efforts to radicalise British children into anti-Semitic...
  • Biden advances $1 billion in arms for Israel amid Rafah tensions

    05/14/2024 8:48:02 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    MSN ^ | 5/14/2024 | John Hudson
    The Biden administration informally notified congressional committees Tuesday that it planned to move forward with more than $1 billion in weapons deals for Israel, said U.S. officials familiar with the matter, a major transfer of lethal aid that comes a week after the White House paused a single shipment of bombs because of concerns that a planned assault in southern Gaza could cause immense civilian casualties. The arms deals allow for the potential transfer of $700 million in tank ammunition, $500 million in tactical vehicles and $60 million in mortar rounds, said the officials, who spoke on the condition of...
  • NJ Mayor to Newsmax: Wildwood Would Love to Have Trump Back

    05/14/2024 4:07:30 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 10 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 14 May 2024 05:35 PM EDT | James Morley III | Tuesday, 14 May 2024 05:35 PM EDT
    The Mayor of Wildwood, New Jersey, Ernie Troiano, Jr., told Newsmax on Tuesday that former President Donald Trump's Saturday rally was well received by the oceanfront community and Wildwood would "love to have him come back." On Saturday, Trump spoke before an enthusiastic crowd in the deep blue state of New Jersey. While estimates vary on the official numbers, Troiano said it was easily larger than the 40,000 they get at many music festivals. Trump made sure to praise his hosts on Saturday telling the crowd, "Millions of people in so-called blue states are joining our movement based on love,...
  • King Charles III's 1st portrait as king draws mixed reactions online

    05/14/2024 1:53:16 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 131 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 14, 2024 | Katie Kindelan
    King Charles III marked another first in his reign this week, unveiling the first official portrait of himself since his coronation last year. Charles and his wife Queen Camilla were on hand Tuesday as the king's portrait was unveiled at Buckingham Palace. The portrait, which stands over 6 feet tall, was painted over the course of three years by Jonathan Yeo, a U.K.-based artist, according to the palace. The painting features a striking red background and shows Charles wearing the uniform of the Welsh Guards, of which he was made Regimental Colonel in 1975, according to the palace.
  • Chinese COVID whistleblower due for release after 4 years in jail

    05/13/2024 2:50:09 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 13, 2024
    Authorities in China were expected on Monday to release a citizen journalist jailed for four years after she documented the early phases of the coronavirus outbreak from the central city of Wuhan in 2020. Zhang Zhan, 40, had travelled to Wuhan in early 2020 from Shanghai where she was based, posting first-hand accounts ... After several months of reporting that included videos.. she was detained in May 2020. She went on hunger strike in late June, court documents seen by Reuters said, prompting police to strap her hands and force-feed her with a tube, her lawyers said at the time....
  • [BARF ALERT!] Trump calls Hannibal Lecter ‘a wonderful man’ in rant against ‘insane’ migrants

    05/12/2024 1:16:55 PM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 64 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 12 May, 2024 | David Millward
    Former president tells 100,000 supporters people from mental institutions are being let into US Donald Trump praised “the late great Hannibal Lecter” as a “wonderful man” at a rare campaign rally while complaining that the Biden administration was admitting migrants from insane asylums into the US. During a 90-minute speech in front of an estimated 100,000 supporters in Wildwood, New Jersey – a record for a political rally in the state – the former president baffled his crowd by recalling the 1991 horror films. “He oftentimes would have a friend for dinner,” he said. “But Hannibal Lecter. Congratulations, the late...