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  • May survives confidence vote

    12/12/2018 1:05:42 PM PST · by Simon Green · 56 replies
    Sky News ^ | 12/12/18
    Theresa May keeps her leadership as she survives vote of confidence. Total number of yes and no votes Yes votes: 200 No votes: 117 Majority: 83
  • LIVE: Theresa May to face no confidence vote in leadership

    12/11/2018 11:42:46 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 80 replies
    Sky News ^ | December 12, 2018
    01:36 BREAKING: Threshold for a no confidence vote in Theresa May has been reached.
  • Theresa May's government found in contempt of Parliament

    12/04/2018 11:40:03 AM PST · by george76 · 47 replies
    Axios ^ | 12/4/2018
    British Prime Minister Theresa May's government has been found in contempt of Parliament for the first time in history in a 311-293 vote in the House of Commons after a refusal to publish its full legal analysis on Brexit. Andrea Leadsom, leader of the Commons, announced immediately after the vote that the government would publish the complete document.
  • Harry Leslie Smith: War veteran has died

    11/28/2018 8:02:26 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | November 28, 2018 | BBC News
    A World War Two veteran who grew up in poverty and described himself as the "world's oldest rebel" has died. The son of RAF veteran and author Harry Leslie Smith tweeted to say his father had died while visiting him in Canada. The son of a miner, Mr Smith lived through the Great Depression and joined the RAF in 1941, serving in World War Two.
  • Dad who defended his home by knocking out drunk who urinated on his fence will NOT be prosecuted

    11/23/2018 4:15:00 PM PST · by cba123 · 10 replies
    The Sun ^ | 21st November 2018 | Holly Christodoulou
    A DAD who knocked out a drunk who urinated on his fence and tried to goad him into a fight will not be prosecuted in a victory for common sense. The man, who hasn't been named, was filmed punching the topless intruder to the ground as he tries to defend his home. Please see the full article (including a good film clip of the altercation) at the link.
  • Tony Blair claims Eurocrats gloated to him about defeating Britain during Brexit talks

    11/16/2018 12:28:12 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 26 replies
    thesun.co.uk ^ | 14th November 2018 | Harry Cole
    TONY Blair last night sparked fury by boasting EU officials privately gloated to him that they forced Britain to “cave” in divorce talks.
  • The Role of the Royal Family

    11/22/2018 5:19:43 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 25 replies
    Members of the Royal Family support The Queen in her many State and national duties, as well as carrying out important work in the areas of public and charitable service, and helping to strengthen national unity and stability. Every year the Royal Family as a whole carries out over 2,000 official engagements throughout the UK and worldwide. 2,000: the number of official engagements carried out by the Royal Family each year in the UK and overseas. 70,000: the number of people entertained each year to dinners, lunches, receptions and garden parties at the Royal residences. 100,000: the number of letters...
  • Amazon Workers In The UK Are Planning to Protest on Black Friday. Here's Why.

    11/22/2018 4:19:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 22, 2018 | Beth Bauman
    Amazon employees at five the United Kingdom's largest warehouses are planning to stage rallies and protests on Black Friday to bring attention to their "inhumane conditions," Buzzfeed News reported. The protests are being staged by GMB Union who help negotiate on behalf of Amazon employees, although they aren't officially recognized. Other unions throughout Europe are coordinating similar protests in collaboration with GMB. Workers in Spain, Italy, Poland and Germany are planning to walk off the job on Friday when the internet giant is scheduled to have Black Friday deals. The main distribution centers who are protesting are in Rugeley, Milton...
  • Is this Britain's biggest ever rat? Exterminator says he has broken record by catching monster [tr]

    11/19/2018 6:32:35 AM PST · by C19fan · 36 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 19, 2018 | Rory Tingle
    A pest controller has snared a monster 21-inch long rat he believes is the biggest ever caught in Britain. Terry Walker, 53, was working with his trusty dog Max when they trapped the enormous creature as it was shuffling from beneath some rubbish behind a row of shops in Bournemouth on Friday. The catch means Mr Walker has regained the record he lost last year to rival exterminator Daren George.
  • Steve Bannon Smuggled Into Oxford Union As Angry Liberals Protests Outside

    11/17/2018 11:04:57 AM PST · by Monrose72 · 9 replies
    NN ^ | 2018-11-17 21:00 | Pippa Crerar
    Former Donald Trump adviser Steve Bannon was smuggled into the Oxford Union talk by British police to avoid angry liberal protesters.
  • Surgical robot BOTCHES surgery, kills man on operating table while doctors sipped lattes

    11/16/2018 6:14:05 AM PST · by deandg99 · 94 replies
    DC Dirty Laundry ^ | 11/16/2018 | Ethan Huff
    In the name of scientific “progress,” Newcastle’s Freeman Hospital in the United Kingdom recently tried to pioneer the use of a surgical robot that it tasked with repairing a patient’s damaged heart valve, only to have the machine go completely bonkers and ultimately kill the man on the operating table. According to reports, this first-time-use robot not only physically assaulted a living medic while attempting to conduct its programmed surgery, but also implanted stitches into the patient’s heart in a manner that physicians present during the fiasco described as not being in “an organised fashion.” A situation that can only...
  • The queen once found a slug in her salad and sent the chef a brutal note

    11/16/2018 7:27:40 AM PST · by ETL · 43 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Nov 16, 2018 | Stacey Leasca | Travel + Leisure
    If there’s one thing you probably want to avoid as a member of the Royal household staff it’s getting on Queen Elizabeth’s bad side. Especially, if you’re her personal chef. In the new book, "Dinner at Buckingham Palace," written by former royal servant Charles Oliver, he reveals that the queen was royally peeved when she bit into her dinner salad only to find a slug in her greens. (Honestly, can you blame her for being mad?)According to Oliver, the queen and Prince Philip regularly eat their meals with notepads so they can send their suggestions back to the kitchen. This time,...
  • Red Britain Looms

    11/16/2018 5:34:58 AM PST · by Salman · 30 replies
    City Journal ^ | November 15, 2018 | Theodore Dalrymple
    Thanks to the current imbroglio over Brexit, Britain could soon be Venezuela without the oil or the warm weather. The stunning incompetence of the last two Tory prime ministers, David Cameron and Theresa May, might result in a Labour government, one led by Jeremy Corbyn, a man who has long admired Hugo Chavez for having reminded him—though not the people of Venezuela—what governments can do for the poor and the achievement of social justice. Corbyn’s second in command, John McDonnell, would, as Chancellor of the Exchequer, be in charge of the economy. Only five years ago, he said that the...
  • Birmingham [UK]: 400-strong vigilante mob forms to tackle crime "No trust in police"

    11/14/2018 7:46:55 PM PST · by NotaLowTBoomer · 44 replies
    Vigilante group of almost 400 people join forces to tackle crime in their area after spate of violent attacks left them with 'no trust in the police' 'We Stand Determined' is attempting to stop a wave of crime in Birmingham The group originally asked for more police officers but failed to get them Men and women are patrolling the streets after violent robberies and attacks
  • Ethnic London Neighborhood Asks for Litter Pickup Volunteers, LOOK Who Shows up

    11/14/2018 12:47:46 PM PST · by gaijin · 37 replies
    Twitter, Milennial Womp Womp | Nov 14th, 2018 | MWW
    <p>In London the neighborhood of Hackney is just 30% white.</p> <p>Notice any anomaly about the people who volunteered..?</p>
  • Royal Rumble: Why the Queen lost her cool with granddaughter-in-law Meghan Markle

    11/11/2018 9:57:33 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 79 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | November 9, 2018 | DNA Web Team
    It appears that Meghan Markle had a tiff with her grandmother-in-law, Queen Elizabeth before her wedding. According to reports in The Sun, the Queen and Meghan had a row over her choice of headgear at the wedding. Meghan had reportedly picked a tiara with emeralds but she was told she couldn't wear it given its history couldn't be established and that it might have originated Russia. When Harry got worked up when his sweet princess didn't get what she desired, the Queen had to step in and is quoted saying: "Meghan cannot have whatever she wants.... She gets the tiara she's...
  • Discovery of velvet bag may solve gory mystery of Walter Raleigh’s missing head

    11/03/2018 7:33:19 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 72 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | October 28, revised October 31, 2018 | David Batty
    A red silk velvet bag found in the attic of West Horsley Place, former home of Raleigh’s son, could have been used by Raleigh’s widow to carry around his embalmed head, according to the stately home and a historical costume expert. Accounts of the beheading at the palace of Westminster, London, on 29 October 1618 record that the head was placed in a red bag, and that it and his body, wrapped in his nightgown, were taken away in a mourning coach by his widow. ...One biographer claimed his widow, Elizabeth, formerly Bess Throckmorton, a lady-in-waiting to Elizabeth I, had...
  • Wreck of the first US ship to defeat the Royal Navy in home waters before she sank in 1779 [tr]

    11/01/2018 6:28:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 1, 2018 | James Wood
    British satellite historians claim to have discovered the true location of an iconic American revolutionary ship which defeated the Royal Navy off the Yorkshire coast. The famous vessel, the USS Bonhomme Richard, was the first US ship to beat the Royal Navy in British waters before she sank on September 24, 1779. The location of the wreck has long been a mystery, but now a British satellite historian from Harrogate claims to have found it. Tim Akers, 60, used pioneering satellite radar techniques alongside British satellite firm Merlin Burrows to track down the buried vessel.
  • David Attenborough says the BBC still needs 'white men explaining things' to audiences

    10/04/2018 6:30:55 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 30 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 4 October 2018 | Helena Horton
    Sir David Attenborough has said the BBC still needs “white men explaining things” in television programmes, after the editor of BBC Four said “the era of that has passed.” The Blue Planet presenter gently contradicted Cassian Harrison, who told the Edinburgh International Television Festival in August: “There’s a mode of programming that involves a presenter, usually white, middle-aged and male, standing on a hill and ‘telling you like it is.’ “We all recognise the era of that has passed.” Newsnight’s Evan Davis asked: "I don't know if you heard in August, Cassian Harrison, the editor of BBC Four, said the...
  • Human body parts being stockpiled in their hundreds of tonnes by NHS-contracted waste firm

    10/04/2018 6:23:42 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 15 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 4 October 2018 | Gareth Davies
    A company contracted by the NHS to dispose of waste has been stockpiling hundreds of tonnes of human body parts, a leaked document has revealed. NHS England memos obtained by the Health Service Journal show that Healthcare Environment Services Ltd - attached to up to 50 NHS trusts - has allowed amputated limbs, infectious liquids, refuse linked to cancer treatment and other hazardous materials to build up at its five waste handling sites. It sparked health and social care secretary Matt Hancock to chair a COBRA meeting last month, during which he ordered £1million to be set aside to help...