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  • An Irrelevant Election

    05/28/2024 3:38:17 PM PDT · by Twotone · 8 replies
    SteynonLine ^ | May 28, 2024 | Mark Steyn
    ~As you know, two weeks from today my suit against the media censor Ofcom comes to the High Court of England. I shall be landing at Heathrow just as the UK election campaign kicks into what commentators insist will be "high gear". And yet I can muster zero interest in its outcome now that Nigel Farage has - for the second time - whiffed his rendezvous with destiny. Cometh the hour, cometh Nigel's absurd contention that he's unfortunately needed in America to get Trump across the finish line. Patrick O'Flynn, a favourite Steyn Show guest from the GB News days,...
  • Conservatives plan to bring back mandatory national service

    05/25/2024 3:13:15 PM PDT · by hardspunned · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | 5/25/24 | Emily McGarvey
    The Conservative Party has said it would bring back mandatory national service if it wins the general election. It said 18-year-olds would have a choice of either joining the military full-time, or volunteering one weekend every month carrying out a community service. The party is proposing a Royal Commission to consider the details but would plan for the first teenagers to take part in September 2025. The cost is expected to be around £2.5bn per year. Under the plans, young people could choose a full-time, 12-month placement in the armed forces or UK cyber defence, learning about logistics, cyber security,...
  • When the drugs don’t work: How the UK became addicted to antidepressants

    05/24/2024 11:09:27 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 17 replies
    city am via msn ^ | 5/24/24 | Lucy Kenningham
    Almost one in four adults are being prescribed antidepressants, but this proliferation of pills is not only a waste of money but also prevents patients finding and addressing the real cause of their depression, writes Lucy Kenningham I was 20 the first time I was prescribed antidepressants. I had gone to the doctors during January in rainy, miserable Manchester complaining of flu. Somehow, I came out of the appointment having been diagnosed with depression and prescribed a course of SSRIs. But in fact I didn’t have a mood disorder, and I didn’t need to go on medication.
  • 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 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...
  • Tears of Jihad

    05/18/2024 6:06:04 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 11 replies
    These figures are a rough estimate of the death of non-Muslims by the political act of jihad. Africa Thomas Sowell [Thomas Sowell, Race and Culture, BasicBooks, 1994, p. 188] estimates that 11 million slaves were shipped across the Atlantic and 14 million were sent to the Islamic nations of North Africa and the Middle East. For every slave captured many others died. Estimates of this collateral damage vary. The renowned missionary David Livingstone estimated that for every slave who reached a plantation, five others were killed in the initial raid or died of illness and privation on the forced march.[Woman’s...
  • Disgraced researcher Peter Daszak admits Chinese military lab still has 15,000 coronaviruses in freezers that were paid for by AMERICAN taxpayers

    05/02/2024 2:03:50 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/01/24 | Alexa Lardieri
    US officials may have sent taxpayer money to fund risky research in a Chinese lab known to be carrying out bioweapon research. Disgraced researcher Dr Peter Daszak suggested to a Congressional subcommittee that the intelligence community was aware of the coronavirus experiments carried out at the Wuhan Institute of Virology years before the pandemic - which many fear may have started the outbreak. The government sent money to the Chinese facility despite concerns that the WIV was being by the Chinese government to manufacture bioweapons, according to Dr Daszak's testimony. Further, the researcher said the WIV is astonishingly still in...
  • Homes for Hamas? UK Lawmakers Push for Ukraine-Style Refugee Scheme for Palestinians

    05/15/2024 7:25:56 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/15/2024 | KURT ZINDULKA
    British lawmakers have called on the government to open up a bespoke visa programme that could potentially allow hundreds of thousands of Palestinians to come into the UK in a similar manner to the scheme for Ukrainian refugees. Following a petition demanding the government “create a Palestinian Family Visa Scheme for Palestinian people affected by war,” the House of Commons debated the motion, with left-wing and even some Tory MPs backing the notion of opening up a specific scheme for Palestinians to come to Britain amid the military conflict between Israel and Islamist Hamas terrorists in Gaza.
  • 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,...
  • A wargame simulated a 2nd Trump presidency. It concluded NATO would collapse.

    05/13/2024 7:16:34 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 122 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 12, 2024 | Michael Peck
    If Donald Trump wins a second term in the White House in November, NATO may fall apart, a recent wargame found. As a presidential candidate, Trump has threatened to quit NATO unless European allies contribute more, and should he carry it out Europe may decide to go it alone on defense, the game suggests. "A US policy of frustrating NATO has the potential to cause the alliance to collapse, with the EU as a candidate for eventually replacing NATO's ultimate function — defending Europe from Russia," wrote Finley Grimble, the British defense expert who designed and ran the game. The...
  • What is the infected blood scandal and will victims get compensation?

    05/13/2024 1:26:27 PM PDT · by RandFan · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | May 13 | BBC
    More than 30,000 people in the UK were infected with HIV and Hepatitis C after being given contaminated blood products in the 1970s and 1980s. A public inquiry into what has been called the biggest treatment disaster in NHS history will announce its findings in May. Victims are campaigning for compensation. Two main groups of NHS patients were caught up in the scandal. Firstly, haemophiliacs - and those with similar disorders - who have a rare genetic condition which means their blood does not clot properly, external. People with haemophilia A have a shortage of a clotting agent known as...
  • Another Hunter Biden? King Charles tries to evict Prince Andrew for running out on his tab and turning his U.K. palace into a pigpen

    05/13/2024 10:22:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/13/2024 | Monica Showalter
    Prince Andrew, whose involvement with Jeffrey Epstein's underaged girls has disgraced the U.K. royal family, is now causing other problems for them. According to Fox News:Prince Andrew is reportedly facing eviction from his brother, King Charles III, after neglecting to pay the annual $503,000 upkeep of his $37 million Royal Lodge mansion.The claim was made by Us Weekly, which alleged that the Duke of York is unable to keep up with the expenses to maintain the sprawling 19th-century property, which the monarch’s estate owns. A spokesperson for Buckingham Palace didn’t immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.British royal...
  • Just Stop Oil supporters, including 82-year-old priest, smash glass surrounding Britain’s historic Magna Carta

    05/10/2024 9:41:28 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 44 replies
    CNN, MSN ^ | 5/10/24 | Catherine Nicholls
    Two supporters of the climate activism group Just Stop Oil have smashed the glass protecting the Magna Carta, an iconic British manuscript from the 13th century, on Friday. According to Just Stop Oil, Reverend Dr. Sue Parfitt, 82, an active Anglican priest and author, and Judy Bruce, 85, a retired biology teacher, entered the British Library in London on Friday morning and “smashed the glass enclosure that surrounds the Magna Carta.” After this, the pair glued themselves to the document’s enclosure and held up a sign that said “The government is breaking the law,” Just Stop Oil said.
  • Your days in power are numbered!

    05/09/2024 2:54:01 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Jeff Taylor ^ | Jeff Taylor
    The people of Britain are waking up and walking away from this illusion of democracy foisted upon them by the so called elites.
  • Russia Calls West Bluff; Threatens Strikes UK; Warns France Nukes; Massive West Climbdown: No West Troops Ukraine.

    05/07/2024 6:27:40 PM PDT · by hardspunned · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | 5/7/24 | Alexander Mercouris
    Rus Calls West Bluff; Threatens Strikes UK; Warns France Nukes; Massive West Climbdown:
  • Muslim Vote fringe group hands Keir Starmer list of 18 'dangerous' demands before it stops campaign to unseat Labour MPs - including allowing Islamic prayer in schools and public sector Israel boycott, and apologising for 'greenlighting Gaza genocide'

    05/07/2024 3:41:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 7, 2024 | David Wilcock and Martin Beckford
    Sir Keir Starmer has been told to apologise for 'greenlighting' Israel's 'genocide' in Gaza and allow Islamic prayer in all schools by a fringe group threatening to stand against Labour MPs at the general election. Muslim Vote has handed the opposition leader an extraordinary list of 18 'dangerous' demands that he must agree to carry out, or it plans to try to scupper his hopes of taking power. The little-known group has suggested it could target 55 MPs who have failed to call for a permanent ceasefire in Gaza.
  • Moment Green Party councillor shouts 'Allahu Akbar' after being elected in Leeds - as he declares his victory 'a win for the people of Gaza'

    05/05/2024 5:26:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 5, 2024 | Cameron Roy
    This is the moment a Green Party councillor shouted 'Allahu Akbar' after being elected to Leeds Council as he declared the victory a 'win for the people of Gaza'. Mothin Ali, 42, who won the Gipton and Harehills seat with 3,070 votes, said in his rowdy victory speech people are 'fed up' of being 'let down' by the Labour council. He shouted: 'We will not be silenced. We will raise the voice of Gaza. We will raise the voice of Palestine. Allahu Akbar!'
  • British comedian: 'Britain is a dying society. I’ll be fine in Israel'

    05/05/2024 12:01:05 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 73 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/5/24
    Jewish-British writer and comedian Lee Kern, who is planning on emigrating to Israel, took to social media to express his displeasure with the direction his country has taken in light of the results of the local elections in which many left-wing and Muslim candidates saw great success. "I’m leaving Britain and moving to Israel. Even if it wasn’t for the antisemitism I’d be leaving. Britain is a dying society. I’ll be fine in Israel. It’s the most dynamic, creative, and positive place I’ve ever been - even though surrounded by Islamic fundamentalist psychopaths who daily try to destroy it," Kern...
  • Why the Left failed on October 7 The Corbyn era opened a Pandora’s box

    05/04/2024 2:31:34 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 7 replies
    UnHerd ^ | Hadley Freeman
    A sentence I never imagined I’d write: I now think Jeremy Corbyn did Jews in Britain a favour. His time as Labour leader, between 2015 and 2020, was an extremely weird one for British Jews, but eye-opening all the same: I now think it prepared many of us for the Left’s reaction to October 7, whereas American Jews seemed far more surprised. The gaslighting (the attack didn’t happen), the defences (if it did, Jews deserved it), the hectoring moral superiority (how can you care about that when this is so much more important?): all that we saw after October 7,...