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  • Cut meat and dairy intake 'by a fifth', report urges

    01/25/2020 9:04:56 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 92 replies
    bbc ^ | 1/23/2020 | Roger Harrabin
    People should cut the amount of beef, lamb and dairy produce they eat by a fifth to combat climate change, a report says. It says public bodies should lead the way by offering plant-based options with all meals. But it says if people don’t cut consumption willingly, taxes on meat and dairy might be needed. The report comes from the government’s official advisers, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC). Its chief executive Chris Stark told BBC News: “We can't meet the government's 2050 Net Zero target without major changes in the way we use the land, the way we farm,...
  • Sex is for Male-Female Marriage Only, Church of England Confirms

    01/24/2020 5:57:56 PM PST · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 1/23/20 | David Baker
    Sex only belongs in heterosexual marriage, a new statement from the Church of England's House of Bishops has declared. In a document responding to the introduction of mixed-sex civil partnerships, the Bishops say: "For Christians, marriage – that is the lifelong union between a man and a woman, contracted with the making of vows – remains the proper context for sexual activity. But they also add: "In its approach to civil partnerships the Church seeks to uphold that standard, to affirm the value of committed, sexually abstinent friendships and to minister sensitively and pastorally to those Christians who conscientiously decide...
  • PM Boris Johnson has made good on his promise to the British people; Parliament signed off on leaving EU at end of January

    01/24/2020 7:59:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/24/2020 | Andrea Widburg
    Three years ago, the British people passed a referendum stating that they wanted their government to withdraw from the European Union. The British people were tired of having European bureaucracy micromanage their lives, control their immigration policies, and generally erase their sovereignty. The British political class, however, was less enthused. Being part of the EU gave them a cachet of sophistication, while simultaneously allowing them to govern without being actually responsible. For three long years, Theresa May dithered and danced, never coming to grips with the fact that the People wanted a divorce while the EU wanted a long, painful,...
  • Virgil: The Soros ‘Woke Capital’ Empire Strikes Back

    01/23/2020 5:22:51 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 5 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | PUBLISHED: 09:08 EST, 23 January 2020 | UPDATED: 18:44 EST, 23 January 2020 | JACK MAIDMENT
    Downing Street received a delivery of English sparkling wine today as the Queen rubber-stamped Boris Johnson's Brexit Bill into law. Parliament finally gave its formal backing to the European Union Withdrawal Agreement Bill last night. The draft legislation, which is needed to ensure the UK's departure from the bloc is an orderly one, was then sent to the Queen to be given Royal Assent. Royal Assent from the monarch is the last stage a bill must pass in order to make it onto the statute book. Now that it has been given, the so-called WAB is officially an Act of...
  • Trump at Davos: EU More Difficult to do Business With Than China, UK Will Come Out Great From Brexit Negotiations

    01/22/2020 9:07:29 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Jan 2020 | OLIVER JJ LANE
    President Trump has condemned the European Union’s protectionism and difficult attitude towards free trade, remarking that British leader Boris Johnson had “guts” in taking on the continental power bloc but that ultimately the UK was “in a good position” to strike deals. Speaking at a press conference at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, shortly before departing for the United States, President Trump spoke about the difficulty in getting a trade deal with the European Union and how the bloc was ripping off non-members with tariffs. Comparing their relationship with the U.S. to that with even China, the President...
  • UK-Africa Summit: Wooing Africa After Brexit

    01/20/2020 4:22:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    BBC ^ | 1/19
    Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Leave supporters have always expounded the virtues of being outside the EU, including the ability to negotiate its own trade deals on its own terms for the benefits of its own citizens. Being part of a big gang has its advantages and disadvantages. Yes, you have to make compromises and adapt your goals to match commonly-agreed policies. But you also get the power of the bloc behind you in trade negotiations. Where does this leave Africa? The UK's International Development Secretary, Alok Sharma, is, as one would expect, very optimistic saying that Britain's relations...
  • Ex-IMF Chief Strauss-Kahn Believes Brexit Will Benefit Everyone

    01/18/2020 4:00:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    EUROACTIV ^ | Fabien Cazenave
    The EU will be better off without the UK, and the UK will be better off without the EU, according to IMF’s former chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, a controversial figure who has been involved in several financial and sexual scandals. EURACTIV’s partner Ouest-France reports. The former IMF chief and a controversial figure in French politics, Strauss-Kahn (DSK), considers himself a Brexiteer. This is what he told the newspaper Journal de Dimanche at the 12th World Policy Conference in Marrakesh, which took place on Saturday (12 October). During the conference, Strauss-Kahn spoke highly of the UK’s withdrawal agreement with the EU, widely...
  • Brexit: Javid comments on non-alignment with EU prompt warnings of price rises

    01/18/2020 1:45:08 PM PST · by Cronos · 4 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 18 Jan 2020 | Lisa O'Carroll
    Businesses have predicted price rises after UK chancellor, Sajid Javid, said there would be no alignment with regulations once Britain’s exit was made official. Javid said the Treasury would not lend support to manufacturers that favour EU rules as the sector had had three years to prepare for Britain’s transition. In an interview with the Financial Times, he said: “There will not be alignment, we will not be a rule taker, we will not be in the single market and we will not be in the customs union – and we will do this by the end of the...
  • Crack open the English sparkling wine! Downing Street swaps champagne for home-grown British fizz as the Queen rubber-stamps Boris Johnson's Brexit Bill and it becomes law

    01/23/2020 5:00:52 PM PST · by RightGeek · 26 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 1/23/2020 | Jack Maidment
    Downing Street received a delivery of English sparkling wine today as the Queen rubber-stamped Boris Johnson's Brexit Bill into law. Parliament finally gave its formal backing to the European Union Withdrawal Agreement Bill last night. The draft legislation, which is needed to ensure the UK's departure from the bloc is an orderly one, was then sent to the Queen to be given Royal Assent. Royal Assent from the monarch is the last stage a bill must pass in order to make it onto the statute book. Now that it has been given, the so-called WAB is officially an Act of...
  • Standoff: U.S. troops block Russian forces from capturing Syrian oil field

    01/22/2020 1:28:12 PM PST · by Enterprise · 44 replies ^ | January 21, 2020 | Ben Wolfgang
    U.S. troops last weekend reportedly found themselves in a standoff with Russian forces trying to gain access to key oil fields in northeastern Syria. The Saturday standoff — first reported by Turkish media outlets, citing unnamed local officials in the Turkey-Syria border region — seems to have ended without any shots being fired or any real risk of violence between the two sides. American military personnel reportedly stopped a Russian convoy near the town of Rmelan, and the Russian forces then apparently turned back and returned to their home base. Still, the near-clash serves as a reminder of the high...
  • Brexit is finally happening. On January 31. For real this time.

    01/23/2020 7:44:05 AM PST · by NohSpinZone · 63 replies
    Vox ^ | 1/23/20 | By Jen Kirby
    Brexit is finally, officially happening — for real this time. The United Kingdom has passed the legislation to make the current Brexit deal with the European Union official UK law, paving the way for the country’s exit from the EU on January 31. The House of Commons — the lower, elected chamber once the source of endless Brexit drama — quietly and quickly approved the bill on January 9. The House of Lords, the unelected upper chamber, approved the legislation this week with amendments. But the House of Commons overturned the changes on Wednesday, and the House of Lords relented...
  • EXCLUSIVE: 'It's the best thing that could ever happen to him!' Meghan tells friends it was her love for Harry that made their new life possible and he'll flourish now, as she insists their spirits were being crushed by royal family

    01/21/2020 1:38:09 PM PST · by C19fan · 89 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 21, 2020 | Cheyenne Roundtree
    Meghan Markle has been telling her close friends that quitting the royal family is the best thing that could ever happen to Prince Harry and said 'it was her love for him that made this possible,' a friend exclusively told 'She said that like her, his spirit was being crushed and she simply couldn't stand to see him suffer anymore,' the friend added. The Duke of Sussex was photographed grinning as he stepped off a plane in Vancouver late on Monday night, heading back to his wife and eight-month-old son Archie. Meghan herself was seen beaming while out for...
  • What Meat Eaters Really Think About Veganism – New Research

    01/20/2020 12:08:52 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 66 replies
    The Conversation ^ | January 17, 2020
    Most people in the UK are committed meat eaters – but for how long? My new research into the views of meat eaters found that most respondents viewed veganism as ethical in principle and good for the environment. It seems that practical matters of taste, price, and convenience are the main barriers preventing more people from adopting veganism – not disagreement with the fundamental idea. This could have major implications for the future of the food industry as meat alternatives become tastier, cheaper and more widely available. My survey of 1,000 UK adult men and women found that 73% of...
  • The Windsors Blackmailed by their Daughter-in-Law

    01/20/2020 5:59:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 110 replies
    American ^ | January 20, 2020 | Debra C. Taylor
    Over the last one hundred years, the British Royal Family has generously provided the world with a parade of scandals more colorful and louder than the socks they wear with their kilts. But the Meghan and Harry rupture is fundamentally different from any previous crisis to befall the British monarchy. Prior to now, royal scandals have been cut from the same petticoats as any other public ignominies — i.e., the chin-wagging that follows uncovering some form of immoral conduct. All the throngs of poorly hidden mistresses, caddish boyfriends, toe-sucking on yachts, assignations in the deer park while the horses wait...
  • Donald Trump's top Russia expert on National Security Council is 'escorted off the White House grounds amid a security investigation'

    01/19/2020 11:46:50 AM PST · by bkopto · 48 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 1/19/2020 | Keith Griffith
    President Donald Trump's top Russia expert on the National Security Counsel is reportedly on leave pending a security investigation. Andrew Peek, the NSC’s senior director for European and Russian affairs, was escorted from the White House grounds on Friday, two people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg. Peek had been in the NSC role for just two months, after most recently working as a deputy assistant secretary of state with responsibility for Iran and Iraq. Peek had been expected to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland next week with Trump and other top aides. However, he is currently...
  • The Queen makes a VERY public show of support for a grinning Prince Andrew as he's seen by her side at church for first time since...

    01/19/2020 10:29:33 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Jan 19 2020
    And as a path forward was finally plotted through the Megxit crisis, Her Majesty also seemed determined to move on from the disruption caused by Andrew with a public show of forgiveness. Although he cut a solemn figure as he marched into church, Andrew seemed pleased with his first 2020 appearance at the Queen's side and was pictured grinning as he was whisked away from the service.
  • With Brexit Looming, Experts Worry Women May Be Hit Hardest

    01/18/2020 3:54:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    New York Times ^ | Jan. 17, 2020 | Alisha Haridasani Gupta
    “The E.U. has been a very positive actor in the development of gender equality policies in the U.K.” — Roberta Guerrina, a professor and researcher at Bristol University
  • UK Police Refuse to Turn Over Information That Could Prove Prince Andrew is Guilty

    01/17/2020 11:01:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    The Mind Unleashed ^ | 01/16/2020 | John Vibes
    (TMU) — The infamous UK Police department Scotland Yard is refusing to reveal Prince Andrew’s location on the night that he is accused of being with Virginia Giuffre, one of the young girls trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein who was underage at the time she claims the Duke had sex with her. Members of the royal family are regularly accompanied by police guards in their day to day activities and there are records of where and when the officers were sent—or at the very least a record of which officers worked on which day. If these records were to be...
  • Video: The Regime In Iran Says "The UK Ambassador Must Be Chopped Into Pieces!"

    01/15/2020 5:58:40 AM PST · by USA Conservative · 25 replies
    Conservative US ^ | 01.15.2020 | Alex Hall
    Democrats only do two things. They harm political opposition at any cost to the citizens, and they advance the Democratic Party at any cost to the citizens. The Democratic Party serves the elite of western civilization, not the citizens of the USA. They now support the regime in Iran, the same regime that killed thousands of Iranians. Today a representative of the Iranian regime’s Supreme Leader today called for the UK’s Ambassador to Iran Rob Macaire to be “chopped into pieces”.
  • Brexit will have soon cost the UK more than all its payments to the EU over the past 47 years put together

    01/15/2020 4:20:15 AM PST · by Cronos · 57 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 14 Jan 2020 | Thomas Colson
    Brexit may soon cost the UK more than its combined total of payments to the European Union budget over the past 47 years, Bloomberg Economics found. Bloomberg said the cost of the UK's vote to leave the EU had already reached £130 billion. A further £70 billion is likely to be added by the end of 2020, the economist Dan Hanson found. Business confidence and investment in the UK has dipped significantly since the 2016 vote. Brexit is likely to have cost the UK more than £200 billion in lost economic growth by the end of this year —...