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  • Biden Administration Presses Allies Not to Confront Iran on Nuclear Program. U.S. is arguing against an effort by Britain and France to censure Iran at the IAEA’s member state board

    05/27/2024 5:12:04 AM PDT · by karpov · 27 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 27, 2024 | Laurence Norman
    BERLIN—The Biden administration is pressing European allies to back off plans to rebuke Iran for advances in its nuclear program as it seeks to keep tensions with Tehran from escalating before the autumn’s U.S. presidential election, according to diplomats involved in discussions. The U.S. is arguing against an effort by Britain and France to censure Iran at the International Atomic Energy Agency’s member state board in early June, the diplomats said. The U.S. has pressed a number of other countries to abstain in a censure vote, saying that is what Washington will do, they said. U.S. officials deny lobbying against...
  • Nigel Farage called out for 'blanket accusation' as he says 'growing number' of Muslims 'loathe' British values

    05/26/2024 6:22:27 AM PDT · by RandFan · 35 replies
    Sky News ^ | May 26 | ALIX CULBERTSON
    Nigel Farage has argued on Sky News that a "growing number" of young Muslims in the UK do not subscribe to British values. The Reform UK honorary president told Sky News's Sunday Morning With Trevor Phillips: "We have a growing number of young people in this country who do not subscribe to British values. "In fact, loathe much of what we stand for. I think we see them on the streets of London every Saturday." Asked if "we are talking about Muslims here", Mr Farage said: "We are. And I'm afraid I found some of the recent surveys saying that...
  • Rishi Sunak says he will bring back National Service if Tories win general election

    05/26/2024 1:15:35 AM PDT · by RandFan · 46 replies
    Sky News ^ | May 26 | ROB POWELL
    Rishi Sunak has said he will introduce a new form of mandatory National Service for young people if the Conservatives win the general election. In the first new policy announcement of the campaign, the prime minister has unveiled a plan that would see 18-year-olds given the choice of a full-time military placement for 12 months or a scheme to volunteer for one weekend a month for a year. The placement would be selective - with tests used to decide who is eligible - and involve working with the armed forces or in cyber defence. The volunteering option would see young...
  • Jeremy Corbyn to run as independent candidate in British national election

    05/25/2024 11:41:31 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/5/24 | Elad Benari
    Jeremy Corbyn, the former leader of Britain's Labour Party, said on Friday he would stand as an independent candidate at the upcoming national election on July 4, Reuters reported. "I want our political parties to be democratic, but members of Islington North Labour have been denied the right to choose a candidate," Corbyn said in a video announcing his plan. "So we have to stand up. We have to stand up and say, we're not taking this anymore. We will assert our rights. That's why I'm standing to be an independent candidate for the people of Islington North," he added....
  • 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 · 26 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 · 34 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
    Lifesitenews.com ^ | 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...