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  • Spooked by Nigel Farage, Sunak goes hard on immigration

    12/09/2023 7:47:30 PM PST · by RandFan · 2 replies
    Politico EU ^ | Dec 9 | BY ANNABELLE DICKSON
    LONDON — Conservative MPs fear another season of their Nigel Farage nightmare is looming. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is trying — and failing — to calm their nerves. Farage — once dubbed Mr. Brexit — is back in the British headlines as the star of primetime reality TV show “I’m a Celebrity Get me Out of Here.” But as the former MEP gallivants in the Australian jungle, dodging snakes and drinking blended goat testicles, the latest upstart political party he founded is fast gaining support. A recent BMG Research poll put Reform UK in third place behind Labour and the...
  • US vetoes UN resolution backed by many nations demanding immediate humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza

    12/08/2023 6:44:20 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/08/2023 | EDITH M. LEDERER
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States vetoed a United Nations resolution Friday backed by almost all other Security Council members and dozens of other nations demanding an immediate humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza. Supporters called it a terrible day and warned of more civilian deaths and destruction as the war goes into its third month. The vote in the 15-member council was 13-1, with the United Kingdom abstaining. The United States' isolated stand reflected a growing fracture between Washington and some of its closest allies over Israel's monthslong bombardment of Gaza. France and Japan were among those supporting the call...
  • NATIONAL DISGRACE Top university goes woke and quietly axes National Anthem from graduation ceremonies [UK]

    12/08/2023 5:13:15 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 16 replies
    The Sun (UK) ^ | Dec. 8, 2023 | Ed Southgate, Alex West
    A student used to lead a rendition after certificates had been handed out at Bristol University. But since last year graduates at the institution — ranked ninth in the UK — have not sung it. God Save the King will now be played only when a representative of the Royal Family is present. University bosses have been accused of hating British culture and pandering to wokes.
  • UK’s David Cameron presses US for Ukraine funding: Putin could ‘be back for more’

    12/07/2023 9:47:25 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/07/2023 | LAUREN IRWIN
    United Kingdom Foreign Secretary David Cameron pressed U.S. lawmakers to pass funding for Ukraine because Russian President Vladimir Putin could “be back for more.” “This is an investment into the success, and the worst thing in the world would be to allow Putin a win in Ukraine, not just because that would be bad in itself, but he’d back for more,” Cameron, a former U.K. prime minister, said on CNN. Senate Democrats introduced a roughly $111 billion national security package requested by President Biden providing aid to Ukraine and Israel and security at the southern border, but the Senate voted...
  • The UK Immigration Minister has RESIGNED over Rwanda legislation saying it doesn't go far enough

    12/06/2023 2:34:59 PM PST · by RandFan · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | Dec 6 | BBC
    Robert Jenrick has resigned as immigration minister, saying the government's emergency Rwanda legislation "does not go far enough". He said "stronger protections" were needed to end "the merry-go-round of legal challenges which risk paralysing the scheme". The government said the bill, unveiled earlier, made clear in UK law Rwanda was a safe country for asylum seekers. But it stops short of what some on the Tory right were demanding. In his resignation letter to the prime minister, Mr Jenrick said: "In our discussions on the proposed emergency legislation you have moved towards my position, for which I am grateful. "Nevertheless,...
  • Britons should stock up on torches and candles in case of power cuts, says Dowden

    12/06/2023 1:28:23 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 40 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 12/5/23 | Jamie Grierson
    People should stock up on battery-powered radios and torches, as well as candles and first aid kits in order to prepare for power cuts or digital communications going down, the deputy prime minister reportedly said. According to the Times, Oliver Dowden described the supplies as “analogue capabilities that it makes sense to retain” in a digital age during a visit to Porton Down, the UK’s military laboratory. Dowden made the visit to coincide with his first annual risk and resilience statement, which he had promised to give last year when launching the government’s UK resilience framework. As part of the...
  • Doctors In England To Stage Longest NHS Strike Ever

    12/06/2023 7:41:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    IB Times ^ | 12/06/23 | AFP News
    Hospital doctors in England plan to strike around Christmas in their longest industrial action in the history of Britain's state-run health service, after pay talks broke down Tuesday.Hospital doctors want better pay and say inflation has not kept up with wagesHospital doctors in England plan to strike around Christmas in their longest industrial action in the history of Britain's state-run health service, after pay talks broke down Tuesday. Junior doctors -- those below consultant level -- have already staged several strikes this year because of deadlock over pay demands sparked by the biggest cost of living crisis in a generation....
  • Female veteran, 100, to get France's highest honor (Legion d'Honneur)

    12/05/2023 11:46:08 PM PST · by RandFan · 7 replies
    BBC ^ | Dec 6 | BBC
    A female World War Two veteran is to receive France's highest honour for her work at the UK's codebreaking HQ. Gladys Lewis, 100, from East Yorkshire, worked at Bletchley Park and has been awarded the Legion d'Honneur. Her job involved typing up transcripts of decoded Nazi intelligence and she kept her vital work secret from her family for 50 years. Mrs Lewis said she felt "proud" and said that during the war she hoped the messages were "doing some good". Since 2014, France has awarded the accolade to more than 6,000 British veterans in recognition of their contribution to the...
  • Dramatic plan to overturn Sadiq Khan's low emission scheme receives major new backing

    12/05/2023 6:55:41 AM PST · by RandFan · 1 replies
    Daily Express ^ | Dec 5 | Story by Luke Chillingsworth
    A plan to overturn London's Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) scheme has received major new backing just days before the Bill is heard in Parliament. Gareth Johnson, Conservative MP for Dartford, will present The Greater London Low Emission Zone Charging (Amendment) Bill to the House of Commons on December 6 in a plan to axe the charge. The new Bill will give Parliament a chance to overturn the expansion after the Tory MP said London Mayor Sadiq Khan had "no mandate" for the scheme. FairFuelUK, an industry-leading campaign group has now thrown its weight behind the project as the campaign...
  • Tougher visa rules unveiled in plan to cut migration to the United Kingdom

    12/04/2023 9:01:15 PM PST · by RandFan · 4 replies
    BBC ^ | Dec 5 | BBC
    The UK government has introduced measures it promised would deliver the biggest ever cut in net migration after levels soared to a record high. Home Secretary James Cleverly announced a five-point plan to curb immigration, which he said was "far too high". The changes included hiking the minimum salary needed for skilled overseas workers from £26,200 to £38,700. ($50,000) Mr Cleverly claimed 300,000 people who were eligible to come to the UK last year would not be able to in future. The minimum income for family visas has also risen to £38,700. ($50,000) In a statement to MPs, the home...
  • UFC star Conor McGregor drops biggest hint that he will run for president [Ireland]

    12/04/2023 11:39:42 AM PST · by Red Badger · 24 replies
    Mirror UK ^ | UPDATED15:38, 4 DEC 2023 | ByMartin Domin
    McGregor has been outspoken in recent weeks about the stabbing of children in Dublin which led to violent riots breaking out in the city ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Conor McGregor has assessed his likely competition as he considers running for president in Ireland. The UFC star has been outspoken in recent weeks about political issues following the stabbing of three children and a carer in Dublin. Riots subsequently broke out in the city when it was claimed the suspect was a foreigner as protestors sang anti-immigrant chants. McGregor's social media posts are being investigated by police for allegedly inciting hate. McGregor has since...
  • Faced With Looming Election Defeat, Tories Suddenly Rediscover They Can Control UK Borders

    12/04/2023 10:53:36 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/04/2023 | OLIVER JJ LANE
    Britain’s governing Conservatives have decided it is now time to do something about the historic levels of migrants arriving in the country due to their immigration policies, prompting opposition Labour to quip: “who does the Home Secretary think has been in charge for the past 13 years?”. Home Secretary (Interior Minister) James Cleverly announced an emergency package of measures to reduce migrant arrivals to the United Kingdom on Monday afternoon, a move he claimed would cause the largest reduction in migrant arrivals ever. Among the changes planned are reforms to end “abuse” of visas and those arriving for legitimate reasons...
  • King Charles: Pay $5 trillion annually to prevent climate catastrophe

    12/03/2023 7:55:38 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 79 replies
    FOX News ^ | December 2, 2023 | By Michael Dorgan
    How much money do you think it will cost to save the world from a climate catastrophe? According to King Charles III, it's about $5 trillion. Every year. That’s what the British royal told a packed conference of green advocates and state leaders on Friday who flew from all around the world – many on private jets – to meet up at the plush United Nations climate summit in Dubai, known as COP 28. Charles did not give a breakdown of who should pay what, or where exactly the money would go, although he did say that the funds should...
  • COP28 president says there is ‘no science’ behind demands for phase-out of fossil fuels

    12/03/2023 3:26:53 AM PST · by RandFan · 33 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Dec 3 | Damian Carrington and Ben Stockton
    The president of Cop28, Sultan Al Jaber, has claimed there is “no science” indicating that a phase-out of fossil fuels is needed to restrict global heating to 1.5C, the Guardian and the Centre for Climate Reporting can reveal. Al Jaber also said a phase-out of fossil fuels would not allow sustainable development “unless you want to take the world back into caves”. The comments were “incredibly concerning” and “verging on climate denial”, scientists said, and they were at odds with the position of the UN secretary general, António Guterres. Al Jaber made the comments in ill-tempered responses to questions from...
  • WATCH: Michael Shellenberger testifies Homeland Security "violated the First Amendment and interfered in the election," outlines plan of "sophisticated psychological operations" against Americans 👀

    11/30/2023 10:51:36 AM PST · by Red Badger · 16 replies
    Not The Bee ^ | Nov 30, 2023 | Staff
    If you missed it, this very important report dropped on Tuesday: REPORT: Bombshell whistleblower documents, Slack communications show US and UK military contractors created a "sweeping plan for global censorship in 2018" VIDEO AT LINK.................... Today, one of the journalists behind the report, Michael Shellenberger, testified before the House Weaponization Committee about the extensive network of employees and contractors in the military, intelligence, and bureaucratic communities that coordinated to interfere in the 2020 election, silence Americans who disagreed with the regime, and consolidate power for themselves. VIDEO AT LINK................. Everything the Founding Fathers warned us about is happening right now...
  • Stanley Johnson (Boris' dad) urges Tories to let Nigel Farage join and ‘save’ party

    11/30/2023 8:31:00 AM PST · by RandFan · 3 replies
    MSN / Indepedent ^ | Nov 30 | MSN / Indepedent
    Stanley Johnson has urged Rishi Sunak to let Nigel Farage join the Conservative “troops” to transform the party’s general election chances. Boris Johnson’s father claimed the Tories should “open their arms” to the former Brexit party leader in a desperate bid to transform dire polling fortunes. The Tory environmentalist said Mr Farage – currently causing rows on I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! – could save the party in so-called red wall seats in the north of England. “The Conservatives have to open their arms to Nigel. I think we cannot afford to have a man of...
  • Piers Morgan names royals who asked ‘troubling’ questions about Archie’s skin color (Charles and Kate)

    Piers Morgan claims King Charles and Kate Middleton are the members of the royal family named in Omid Scobie’s “Endgame: Inside the Royal Family and the Monarchy’s Fight for Survival” as the two “racist” royals who were concerned about the darkness of Prince Archie’s skin color. The brash “Piers Morgan Uncensored” host made the statement Wednesday on the program after Scobie’s book was pulled off shelves in Holland on Tuesday because of the “royal racists” errorless being included in the Dutch version of it.
  • ren Medics Quitting Jobs Over ‘Distress Caused by Rightwing Christian Group’

    11/29/2023 3:31:13 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Mon 27 Nov 2023 | Josh Halliday
    London-based Christian Legal Centre behind a number of end-of-life court cases ‘prolonging suffering’, doctors sayMedics treating critically ill babies are quitting their jobs owing to “considerable moral distress” caused by a rightwing Christian group behind a series of end-of-life court cases, the Guardian has been told. Senior doctors claimed the behaviour of some evangelical campaigners was “prolonging the suffering” of seriously ill infants. They accused them of “selling falsehoods and lies” to families and of using legal tactics condemned by judges. One paediatric intensive care consultant described how he was pelted with eggs and “barraged” inside a hospital during protests...
  • PSNI treating Belfast 'Irish lives matter' graffiti as 'hate incident'

    11/29/2023 2:55:02 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 19 replies
    ITV ^ | 29 Nov 2023 | UTV
    Police are treating 'Irish lives matter' graffiti which has appeared in west Belfast as a 'hate incident' The graffiti appeared after signage saying the community "will no longer accept the re-housing of illegal immigrants" was erected in the Suffolk area on Tuesday. The West Belfast MLA Gerry Carroll said there was no place for this "racist poison". While Sinn Féin MP Paul Maskey described it as an "attempt to create fear and intimidate people". Inspector Andrew Matson said: “We are treating the matter as a hate incident. “Our local Neighbourhood Policing Team have been undertaking enquiries in the area and...
  • Washington Post and BBC falsely claim the Dublin attacker was not an immigrant – here is the truth

    11/28/2023 5:08:07 PM PST · by MNDude · 25 replies
    On 25th November (local time), The Washington Post published a report claiming that the perpetrator of a stabbing attack in Ireland that led to riots in Dublin was not an immigrant but an Irish citizen. The report cited BBC’s unnamed sources that claimed that the perpetrator was an Irish citizen who lived in the country for 20 years. As per the BBC’s report, the claims of him being a foreign national were “false” as the man lived in Ireland for 20 years and had Irish citizenship. However, the Washington Post published only the half-truth. In reality, the man was originally...