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  • …Donald Trump Jnr slams London mayor Sadiq Khan for saying ‘terror attacks are part of living in…

    03/22/2017 2:01:58 PM PDT · by markomalley · 40 replies
    The Sun ^ | 3/22/17 | Sam Webb
    US President Donald Trump’s son has slammed the Mayor of London for saying terror attacks are “part of living in a big city” as his father called the Parliament attack “big news”.Donald Trump Jnr tweeted a link to a story from the Independent about comments made by London Mayor Sadiq Khan in September.Mr Khan said he believes the threat of terror attacks are “part and parcel of living in a big city”.
  • Welcome to London: We can say we’re not afraid,

    03/23/2017 12:13:25 PM PDT · by ZULU · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 23, 2017 | Katie Hopkins
    They stood in the centre of Brussels. Row on row. Hands held high, making hearts to the heavens. Showing the slaughtered they were not forgotten. Reminding themselves they were here with love. Looking to show humanity wins. That love conquers all. They lay in the centre of London, face down where they fell. Stabbed by a knife, rammed with a car, flung, broken, into the Thames, life bleeding out on the curb. And the news came thick and fast.
  • Welcome to London: (snip)the truth is that we can’t go on like this, says KATIE HOPKINS

    03/23/2017 8:16:38 AM PDT · by Truth29 · 42 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 22, 2017 | Katie Hopkins
    They stood in the centre of Brussels. Row on row. Hands held high, making hearts to the heavens. Showing the slaughtered they were not forgotten. Reminding themselves they were here with love. Looking to show humanity wins. That love conquers all. They lay in the centre of London, face down where they fell. Stabbed by a knife, rammed with a car, flung, broken, into the Thames, life bleeding out on the curb. And the news came thick and fast. An injured woman is assisted after a man drove a 4x4 into pedestrians along Westminster Bridge on Wednesday afternoon (snip) A...
  • British Regulator to Investigate Sky Takeover by Murdoch's Fox

    03/20/2017 10:36:13 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | 03/16/17 | Paul Sandle
    LONDON (Reuters) - The British government has referred Rupert Murdoch's planned 11.7 billion pound ($14.4 billion) takeover of European pay-TV group Sky to regulators to decide if the deal is in the public interest. Media Secretary Karen Bradley told parliament it was important to seek advice from the regulator Ofcom on whether the deal would give Murdoch and his companies too much control of Britain's media, and whether the new owner would be committed to broadcasting standards.
  • Britain to trigger Article 50 'EU divorce process' on March 29

    03/20/2017 5:12:38 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 14 replies
    Euronews ^ | March 20, 2017 | Reuters
    The British government has said it will trigger Article 50, formally starting the process of leaving the European Union, on March 29. The move will start the clock ticking on a two-year countdown to Brexit and allow negotiations to start between London and Brussels in the coming weeks.
  • Donald Trump Press Secretary Claims GCHQ May Have Colluded With Obama To Spy During US Election

    03/16/2017 4:30:49 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 50 replies
    mirror.co.uk ^ | 16 MAR 2017
    Sean Spicer claimed British spies were drafted in to avoid any “American fingerprints" on the alleged surveillance
  • Dogs, cats got better burials than babies as Church deemed their mothers were doing devil's work TR

    03/10/2017 1:19:13 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 42 replies
    Irish Mirror Online ^ | Friday, March 10, 2017 | Pat Flanagan
    The bishops saw them not as people but living sins who must be severely punished and the State facilitated that torture Catherine Corless at the boarded up site at Tuam Mothers and Babies home where there is now verified evidence of remains of a significant number of babies and young children being buried. (Photo: Ray Ryan) The horrors of the Tuam cesspit cast a long shadow over any International Women's Day celebrations. And the Taoiseach added to the gloom by appearing to defend the nuns who may have dumped the bodies of up to 800 children in a disused sewer....
  • Britain Threatens To Send Refugees Home If Conditions In Their Homeland Improve (Commom Sense)

    03/10/2017 6:13:05 AM PST · by blam · 5 replies
    BI ^ | 3-10-2017 | Barbara Tasch
    LONDON — The UK government on Thursday rolled out a policy stating that refugees can be sent back to their homeland if conditions in their country suddenly improve. The guidelines, drawn up by the Home Office, also state that when refugees apply for settlement protection after their mandatory five-year probation period in the UK, their applications will be "subject to a safe return review." Prime Minister Theresa May outlined her ambition to make these changes in 2015 when she was home secretary. In her address at the Conservative Party conference that year, she said: "When a refugee’s temporary stay of...
  • Terrorism in the UK More than Trebles in Five Years

    03/05/2017 4:39:52 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/4/17
    A major new study has revealed terror attacks in the UK have more than tripled in the last five years. The shocking report also reveals that Islamist-related offences have doubled in the last five years, while the rate of beheadings and stabbings has increased eleven-fold. London and Birmingham have been identified as housing the most offenders, with East London home to half of London-based offenders (22 per cent overall), the most common boroughs being Tower Hamlets, Newham and Waltham Forest. The study identifies all Islamism-inspired terrorism convictions and suicide attacks in the UK between 1998 and 2015. The 1,000-pg report,...
  • Tony Blair attended secret meeting at WH amid claims he's in discussions to become advisor to Trump

    03/04/2017 9:23:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | March 5, 2017 | Nicola Harley
    Tony Blair's spokesman has refused to be drawn on claims that the former prime minister is seeking to become US President Donald Trump's Middle East envoy. It comes as Mr Blair attended a secret meeting at the White House on Wednesday with Mr Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, who is married to Mr Trump’s daughter Ivanka....
  • UK: Sharia courts operating beyond reach of British law and oppressing women

    03/04/2017 10:00:41 AM PST · by 198ml · 7 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 3/3/17 | Christine Williams
    Channel 4 documentary was granted access to Birmingham Central Mosque, so it is likely that those in charge sought to convey the best possible image, knowing that the footage and commentary would be broadcast. Nonetheless, the broadcast left viewers dumbfounded. According to the Daily Mail, there are believed to be about 85 Sharia courts in the UK; the Express puts the number at 100. These courts are supposed to resolve family, marriage and financial disputes for Muslims; they are predictably is misogynistic, and consequently damaging to women, and by proxy to children.
  • Lords Defy Brexit Bill

    03/01/2017 10:43:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    British Ministers are expected to try to overturn an embarrassing defeat in the House of Lords on the Government’s Brexit Bill when the legislation returns to the House of Commons. Peers in the upper chamber defied Prime Minister Theresa May in favour of an opposition amendment, guaranteeing the rights of EU nationals living in the UK after Brexit. The Government said the defeat was “disappointing” but made clear they are determined to reverse it in the lower chamber. Shadow Brexit minister Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town warned against EU nationals being used as “bargaining chips” in negotiations to quit the...
  • Why Tony Blair is WRONG: New poll finds Britons just want to GET ON with Brexit

    02/24/2017 10:14:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    UK Daily Express ^ | 02/24/2017 | Alison Little
    The ex-prime minister’s call for pro-Europeans to “rise up” came as a poll found the vast majority of voters wanted politicians to get on with quitting. Mr Blair’s arrogant speech sparked outrage and even some Remain supporters were aghast at his bid to reverse June’s historic decision to leave the European Union. Respected pollsters ICM revealed that 68 per cent of voters now agreed the Government should “get on with implementing the result of the referendum... and in doing so take back control of our borders, laws, money and trade”. That was up from 54 per cent in December when...
  • UK Police Chief: Former British PM Was HUGE Pedo, Establishment Covered Up

    02/21/2017 9:33:58 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 30 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 02/20/207 | ZeroPointNow
    In the four weeks since Donald Trump's inauguration there have been a record number of human trafficking arrests - including the largest bust in US history which received virtually no MSM attention. In total, over 1500 suspects have been taken down, including high profile serial child molester Jerry Sandusky's adopted son, Jeffrey Sandusky, who was arrested a week ago on charges of sexually assaulting two minors and sending Anthony Weiner-esque texts. And it's way more than just domestic busts in the United States; two days before the Clinton Foundation pulled out of Haiti, a sting rescued at least 31 victims...
  • The Stop Trump protests are the ultimate virtue signal

    02/20/2017 9:38:03 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Spectator ^ | February 20, 2017 | Brendan O'Neill
    This afternoon, across Britain, the most pro-establishment demo of modern times will take place. Sure, the Stop Trump protesters gathering outside Parliament and elsewhere will look and sound rad. They’ll chant and rage and blow whistles and hold up placards with Trump done up like a tangerine Hitler. But don’t be fooled. These people are the militant wing of the old establishment. They’re radicals for the old status quo, pining for the pre-Brexit, pre-Trump era when their kind ruled and ordinary people knew their place. The aim of the Stop Trump gatherings is to encourage MPs to deny Trump a...
  • Mega Trump rally for Britain’s war veterans - Trumpmania heading to a football stadium near you?

    02/12/2017 4:48:44 AM PST · by GonzoII · 22 replies
    Westmonster ^ | by Westmonster
    Plans are apparently underway for President Trump to headline a huge rally in the UK when he visits the country, with proceeds from the event going to a charity for British veterans who have served in the Armed Forces.
  • Get Ready, Russia: Britain Is Sending Warships to the Black Sea

    02/12/2017 8:52:46 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 40 replies
    The National Interest ^ | February 11, 2017 | Michael Peck
    Is Britain girding for a fight in Russia’s backyard? For the first time since the Cold War, Britain is sending a warship to the Black Sea on a military mission. This time, the goal is to send a message to Russia: don’t invade Ukraine. The question is whether Russia will—or even should—bother to take the warning seriously. *snip* Britain’s Defense Secretary Michael Fallon told the Daily Mail that “the UK is sending a clear message that we are committed to defending democracy across the world and support Ukraine’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity.”
  • Donald Trump's state visit to UK may be moved from London to Brexit heartland amid security concerns

    02/11/2017 6:02:58 PM PST · by sinsofsolarempirefan · 31 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 11 FEBRUARY 2017 | Christopher Hope
    Donald Trump’s controversial state visit to Britain could move from London to the Midlands to allow the US President to address a mass rally and raise money for Armed Forces veterans. Ministers also say the trip could be delayed from June to July to coincide with Mr Trump’s visit to the G20 summit of developed nations in Hamburg. Trump advisers and senior Foreign Office figures have discussed how to save the controversial visit. One idea, which has been suggested to the White House, is for President Trump to address a rally in Birmingham where the audience would pay to enter,...
  • British government cancels plan for Trump to address Parliament

    02/10/2017 12:12:10 PM PST · by detective · 72 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 10, 2017 | Yaron Steinbuch
    The British government has pulled the plug on a planned address by President Trump to the joint Houses of Parliament during a state visit, according to a report. Commons Speaker John Bercow this week said Trump should not be allowed to address Parliament because of his immigration ban, as well as the UK’s “opposition to racism and to sexism.” Trump’s controversial visit is expected to take place in late summer or early autumn — with officials trying to avoid a formal snub by making sure he is not in London when Parliament is sitting, the Guardian reported.
  • UK: Sharia court hands down sentence approving of honor killing

    02/07/2017 2:13:16 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | January 29, 2017 | Pamela Geller
    Meanwhile, in the U.S., Hamas-CAIR works energetically to block all measures outlawing sharia. If they continue, this will be America’s future. President Trump needs to revive the investigation and prosecution of Hamas-CAIR that Obama scuttled. ... A sinister British Sharia court and one girl’s tireless hunt for her father’s killer: How a brutal murder in Pakistan uncovered revenge killings in Lancashire,” by Martin Sixsmith ... The Muslim council of elders, or Sharia court, listened intently as the plaintiff outlined his case. He’d been disrespected by a neighbour, he told them, and in such a small Pakistani community, people talk. As...
  • RAF escorts Pakistan plane to Stansted

    02/07/2017 7:54:32 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 32 replies
    BBC ^ | February 7, 2017
    RAF jets escort Pakistan International Airlines plane to Stansted Airport This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version.
  • Speaker faces fight to hang on to his job amid backlash over his decision to BAN 'racist' Trump

    02/07/2017 1:48:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | February 7, 2017 | James Tapsfield
    John Bercow is facing a fight to hang on to his job amid a major backlash over his 'grandstanding' decision to ban Donald Trump from addressing parliament. Furious Tory MPs are considering forcing a vote of no confidence in the Speaker after an extraordinary intervention in which he branded the US President 'racist and sexist' and said he would not authorise the use of historic Westminster Hall during the impending state visit. The comments were cheered by many MPs in the chamber, who have been heavily critical of the travel ban imposed by the White House on nationals from seven...
  • Speaker Bercow: Trump should not speak in Parliament

    02/06/2017 10:43:28 PM PST · by RC one · 35 replies
    BBC News ^ | 2/6/17
    House of Commons Speaker John Bercow would be "strongly opposed" to US President Donald Trump addressing the Houses of Parliament during his state visit to the UK, he has said. Mr Bercow told MPs that "opposition to racism and sexism" were "hugely important considerations". Labour and the SNP praised him but critics said he should stay neutral. President Trump was invited to make a state visit after meeting Theresa May in Washington last month. A petition to withdraw the invitation - and another one backing the visit - will be debated by MPs later this month. Responding to a point...
  • Dad of brain-damaged toddler shot in the head with air gun will 'never forgive'

    02/03/2017 5:22:31 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 15 replies
    Sky News ^ | February 3, 2017 | Rebecca Williams
    Harry Studley's family say a long-term prognosis is unknown as the bullet is resting against a blood vessel and cannot be removed. The mother of a baby shot in the head with an air rifle says her heart "shattered into a million pieces" when she realised what had happened. Two-year-old Harry Studley was taken to hospital for emergency surgery following the shooting last July. His family say they do not know what Harry's long-term prognosis is because the bullet cannot be removed from his head as it rests against a blood vessel. His mother Amy Allen told Sky News: "At...
  • Trump's no monster...and he's not mad either: While the liberal elites literally lose their minds...

    02/02/2017 1:30:31 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | February 1, 2017 | Piers Morgan
    TRUMP’S A MONSTER! There’s the popular global narrative for you after just ten days of Donald Trump’s tenure as President of the United States of America. Indeed, such is his monstrosity status, there is currently a petition in Britain to have him banned from receiving a state visit as a guest of The Queen that has so far been signed by nearly two million people. This follows the huge marches around the US and UK in response to Trump’s ill-conceived and poorly executed temporary ‘travel ban’ on immigrants and refugees from seven terror-strewn predominantly Muslim countries. Protestors, led by incensed...
  • Brexit vote: MPs pass Bill to trigger Article 50 by 498 votes to 114

    02/01/2017 11:46:04 AM PST · by Parmenio · 41 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | February 1, 2017 | Laura Hughes
    After a two-day debate, MPs have voted by a majority of 384 to give Theresa May the power to get Brexit negotiations under way...
  • TRUMP POLL: 99 per cent of Express readers AGREE with US President's tough migrant stance

    01/30/2017 11:06:10 PM PST · by granada · 26 replies
    The Daily Express, uk ^ | PUBLISHED: 00:01, Tue, Jan 31, 2017 | Alison Little, Deputy political editor
    The Prime Minister refused to bow to demands to cancel the planned trip, that will see the new US President received by the Queen. President Donald Trump has triggered massive protests around the world after announcing a 90-day ban on nationals from seven mainly Muslim countries visiting the US. America’s refugee settlement programme is also suspended for 120 days, with Syrian asylum seekers barred indefinitely from the US. The vast majority of Daily Express readers support Donald Trump's migrant ban The President wants tougher security vetting for future visitors from the named countries, as promised during his election campaign.
  • 'Anti-Trump Petition Signers Are As Empowered As An Eight-Year-Old' Says Katie (Britain)

    01/29/2017 9:55:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    LBC Digital Radio ^ | January 29, 2017
    A petition has been set up to protest against Trump's state visit to the UK. Katie Hopkins has something to say about the "pathetic" people signing it. A petition to prevent US President Donald Trump from making a state visit to the UK, and has already reached the 500,000 signatures needed for the petition to be considered for a debate in parliament. But Katie is not happy about it. She said: "You knew that was coming, didn't you? You knew. The minute Theresa May stood there and said that she'd extended the warm invitation of the Queen to Donald Trump....
  • Theresa May: America and Britain will 'lead together again' after Brexit and election of...

    01/25/2017 3:06:13 PM PST · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 1/25/17 | Peter Dominiczak
    Theresa May will say that Britain and America can “rediscover our confidence” and “lead together again” in the wake of Brexit and the election of Donald Trump. The Prime Minister will address the annual congressional Republican Retreat in Philadelphia and say that the UK and USA will “renew the Special Relationship” now that President Trump is in the White House. Her address will come just hours before she becomes the first foreign leader to meet Mr Trump on Friday. Mrs May will present Mr Trump with an engraved Quaich - an ancient Scottish artefact – and give his wife, Melania,...
  • Britain's Populist UKIP Party on Track to Pull Off a Major Upset in Labour Stronghold

    01/26/2017 4:51:51 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 7 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01-25-2017 | Michael van der Galien
    The future is looking bright for Britain's populist and patriotic U.K. Independence Party. According to a new poll, the party's new leader -- Paul Nuttall -- is on track to win the by-election in Stoke Central on February 23. That's significant because Stoke is one of Britain's most important Labour strongholds. If the socialists lose their parliamentary seat to UKIP, it's a sure sign that a populist revolution is coming in the next national elections. According to the poll, Nuttall is currently enjoying a ten-point lead over his competitor from the Labour Party. The by-election is set to take place...
  • ‘Brexit’ Talks Can’t Start Without Parliament, U.K. Supreme Court Rules

    01/24/2017 5:11:46 AM PST · by Truth29 · 29 replies
    New York Times ^ | Jan 24, 2017 | KATRIN BENNHOLD
    LONDON — Prime Minister Theresa May must secure the approval of Parliament before she can begin the process of taking Britain out of the European Union, the Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday. The ruling, which upholds an earlier decision by the High Court in London, creates another hurdle for Mrs. May, who has promised to begin a two-year, irreversible process of exit negotiations by the end of March by invoking the European Union’s Article 50, the legal mechanism for leaving the bloc. In its ruling, the court noted that Parliament had approved the 1972 legislation that enabled the country to...
  • People are demanding odds to bet on Donald Trump being assassinated

    01/23/2017 11:30:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    International Business Times (UK) ^ | January 23, 2017 | Shane Croucher
    Bookies such as Paddy Power and William Hill are refusing to give a price on Trump being killed. Fancy a flutter and want odds on Donald Trump to be assassinated? Well, you won't get them. Around the time of Trump's inauguration as US president, there was a spike in searches for odds on his assassination. Some punters were even asking bookmakers on Twitter for odds on Trump to be killed before the end of his term. But they didn't get any odds. Most were ignored, some got replies say they do not offer odds on things like that. The Betfair...
  • Donald Trump plans new deal for Britain as Theresa May becomes first foreign leader to meet (tr)

    01/21/2017 11:14:48 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 18 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | January 21, 2017 | Christopher Hope and Ben Riley-Smith
    Donald Trump plans new deal for Britain as Theresa May becomes first foreign leader to meet new president since inauguration Donald Trump is planning a new deal for Britain this week as Theresa May becomes the first foreign leader to meet him since the inauguration... The new relationship - which comes with both countries redefining their roles in the world - is due to be cemented with a state visit for Mr Trump in the summer. The US President’s team has made clear he wants a “full Monty” visit that will eclipse the trips of his predecessors in pomp and...
  • Why Donald Trump looks like just the friend Britain needs

    01/18/2017 9:03:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Spectator ^ | January 19, 2017 | Freddy Gray
    As president, Barack Obama was too cool for the special relationship. The romantic bond between the United States and Great Britain, which always makes Churchill fans go all soggy-eyed, left him cold. Obama was more interested in globalism, ‘pivoting’ to Asia and the European Union. Donald J. Trump is a very different creature. The new US President seems to cherish Great Britain, whereas the EU annoys him. Brexit is beautiful, he believes — and the EU is falling apart. Trump may or may not know the name of the British Prime Minister but, as he told Michael Gove this week,...
  • The official Brexit song.

    01/18/2017 2:06:51 PM PST · by Vanders9 · 10 replies
    The People's charter ^ | 01/18/2017 | The People's charter
    After recently witnessing that hideous effort by John Oliver (who IS he anyway?), I bring before you a much more accurate and less scatalogical effort. Enjoy.
  • Russian Espionage Plot Uncovered in London

    12/20/2010 4:47:41 AM PST · by IbJensen · 15 replies
    New American ^ | December 19, 2010 | Daniel Sayani
    Another Russian espionage plot has been uncovered, this time in London, involving controversial British Liberal Democrat MP Michael Hancock and his parliamentary aide, Russian national Katia Zatuliveter, a suspected sleeper agent who is being deported on charges that she is a threat to British national security, according to the MI5 intelligence service. This latest episode comes in the wake of the arrest and deportation of 10 Russian sleeper agents in the United States in June 2010, including former British citizen Anna Chapman. Officials also believe that there may be as many as 35 other Russian spies presently working in Britain...
  • Theresa May to set out 12-point plan for Brexit as she vows a clean break that does not leave the UK

    01/17/2017 3:17:02 AM PST · by agere_contra · 50 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 16 January 2017 | Peter Dominiczak
    Theresa May will set out a 12-point plan for Brexit as she vows that the UK will not have “partial” membership of the EU “that leaves us half-in, half-out”.
  • Donald Trump Promises Post-Brexit Britain a ‘Fair’ Trade Deal

    01/15/2017 6:02:55 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 6 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2017-01-15 | TIM STELLOH
    In his first interview with foreign media, President-elect Donald Trump said he planned to offer a "fair" trade deal to Britain "within weeks" of his inauguration. In a joint interview published Sunday in The Times of London and Germany's Bild, Trump said that he planned to make Britain's departure from the European Union "a great thing" and that he would meet with British Prime Minister Theresa May shortly after he is sworn in Friday. "We're gonna work very hard to get it done quickly and done properly," he told the papers, adding: "I love the UK." The comments come as...
  • German paper accuses UK of offshore tax haven threat

    01/15/2017 9:48:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 15 January 2017 21:55 CET+01:00 | AFP/The Local
    Germany’s Welt Am Sonntag newspaper has accused British finance minister Phillip Hammond of threatening to drastically slash corporation tax to turn the UK into an offshore tax haven if it is not given a trade deal. In an interview with Hammond, headlined “British finance minister threatens EU partners”, the paper quotes Hammond saying that Britain could be forced to change its economic model if negotiations went badly. “The British people are not going to lie down and say, ‘too bad’,” he said, when asked if the UK could slash corporation taxes. “If we have no access to the European market,...
  • Donald Trump says UK 'doing great' after Brexit vote

    01/15/2017 7:50:52 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 3 replies
    BBC News ^ | 2017-01-15
    The UK is "doing great" following its vote to leave the EU, US President-elect Donald Trump has said. In his first UK interview, with former justice secretary Michael Gove for the Times, Mr Trump said he thought the UK was "so smart in getting out". Mr Trump promised a quick trade deal between the US and the UK after he takes office in five days' time. He also criticised Nato and German Chancellor Angela Merkel's immigration policies. Mr Trump spoke to the Times and German newspaper Bild ahead of his inauguration on Friday.
  • Ex-Ambassador Sir Andrew Wood admits HE was diplomat who discussed Trump blackmail with McCain...

    01/13/2017 5:50:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Finance Fastly ^ | January 13, 2017
    A previous British minister to Moscow has uncovered that he talked about corrupt affirmations against Donald Trump with one of the President Elect's most despised adversaries - who later took the notorious 'grimy dossier' to the leader of the FBI. The archive, which has opened up a profound discretionary emergency, was conveyed to FBI boss James Comey by Republican John McCain. Presently Sir Andrew Wood - British envoy to Moscow in the vicinity of 1995 and 2000 - has affirmed he met McCain, a blunt pundit of the President Elect, at a security meeting in Canada in November. The two...
  • Top Government Advisor: ‘Not OK’ for Catholic Schools to Oppose Gay Marriage [UK]

    01/10/2017 7:31:58 PM PST · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/10/17 | Nick Hallet
    Catholic schools in Britain must not be allowed to be “homophobic” and oppose gay marriage, the government’s top advisor on community integration has said. Speaking to MPs on Monday, Dame Louise Casey hit out at “religious conservativism”, which she called “anti-equalities”, likening conservative Christianity to extreme Islam. In a discussion on her recent report – in which she highlighted the great social divisions between different immigrant religious groups within British society – Dame Louise said that just it was not acceptable for Muslim schools to segregate boys and girls, it was also not acceptable for Catholic schools to be “homophobic”....
  • John Kerry blames Britain for derailing Obama's plan for intervention in Syria

    01/05/2017 9:38:40 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 39 replies
    The Guardian ^ | January 5, 2017 | By David Smith
    Barack Obama’s plan for military intervention in Syria was abruptly derailed by David Cameron and British members of parliament, US secretary of state John Kerry claimed on Thursday. The American president said he would bomb the Syrian regime if it used chemical weapons but he did not follow through on his promise. The failure to enforce his stated “red line” after President Bashar al-Assad used sarin gas in a Damascus suburb in August 2013 is seen by some as the worst stain on Obama’s legacy. The British parliament’s vote against air strikes has long been cited by Obama and others...
  • Theresa May sets date to meet Donald Trump - but she's already sent close aides to build bridges

    01/05/2017 1:49:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Mirror ^ | January 5, 2017 | Mikey Smith
    The Prime Minister sent her two top staff on a secret mission to repair any damage done to the special relationship by the frosty exchanges after Trump's election Theresa May will visit Donald Trump in the spring - and has already sent her closest aides to the US to build bridges with his team. The Prime Minister ’s joint chiefs of staff were dispatched on a secret mission to the States in December to repair any damage caused by the frosty start to their relationship. Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill reportedly travelled to the US for meetings in New York...
  • ISIS is plotting ‘mass casualty’ chemical attack on Britain, warns minister as he calls on citizens

    01/01/2017 10:26:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 81 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 11:54 EST, 1 January 2017 | Paddy Dinham
    The Minister of State for Security has issued a stark warning that ISIS is plotting a chemical attack on Britain. Ben Wallace said exercises are being carried out to prepare for such an atrocity. ISIS has the capabilities to produce their own mustard gas, having already used the tactics in the Middle East. Troops fighting against the terror group have been left with appalling injuries — including agonizing blisters on their skin and badly damaged lungs — in a frightening echo of warfare in the trenches on the Western Front. Ingredients to make these bombs are fairly common and easy...
  • Thatcher and Reagan part 2? Trump & May 'WILL make UK-US relationship stronger than ever'

    12/27/2016 10:16:16 PM PST · by GonzoII · 23 replies
    Express ^ | Wed, Dec 28, 2016 | Aletha Adu
    DONALD Trump and Theresa May have vowed to make the special relationship between Britain and the US “stronger than ever”, Britain’s ambassador to Washington has revealed. The President-elect and second British female Prime Minister have agreed over a series of phone calls to build on the legacy that President Reagan and Prime Minister Thatcher forged. Sir Kim Darroch, praised the billionaire’s “historic and impressive” victory that was “like no other in history” and called leaders to embrace the future that lies ahead.
  • Israel Urges Jews To Leave France, Suspends "Working Ties" With ...

    12/26/2016 4:53:35 PM PST · by LurkedLongEnough · 10 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | December 26, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    In an unexpected escalation that was not the result of Israel's angry response to Friday's UN vote which passed a resolution condemning the country's settlements on occupied Palestinian territory, and which the US refused to veto, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Monday called on French Jews to leave their country to protest a Paris-hosted conference planned for next month aimed at restarting Palestine-Israel peace talks, Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth has reported.
  • Prince Charles Urges Brits To Think Of Muhammad This Christmas

    12/22/2016 9:25:19 AM PST · by son of terrence · 151 replies
    Speaking on Thought for the Day, a short early morning slot on BBC Radio 4 dedicated to faith issues, the son of Britain’s reigning Monarch urged listeners to think of persecuted religious figures — singling out Jesus Christ and Muhammad — this Christmas. He said: Normally at Christmas we think of the Birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. I wonder though if this year we might remember how the story of the nativity unfolds, with the fleeing of the holy family to escape violent persecution. And we might also remember that when the prophet Muhammad migrated from Mecca to Medina...
  • How Millions Of Secret Silk Maps Helped POWs Escape Their Captors in WWII

    12/20/2016 1:34:20 PM PST · by NYer · 24 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | December 20, 2016 | Cara Giaimo
    A "Mark III" military escape kit, with a silk map peeking out. Imagine it’s 1942, and you’re a member of Britain’s Royal Air Force. In a skirmish above Germany, your plane was shot out of the sky, and since then you’ve been hunkered down in a Prisoner of War camp. Your officers have told you it’s your duty to escape as soon as you can, but you can’t quite figure out how—you’ve got no tools and no spare rations, and you don’t even know where you are.One day, though, you’re playing Monopoly with your fellow prisoners when you notice a strange seam...
  • 'USA you'll pay!' UK Muslims chant Allahu Akbar in 2nd march in 3 days to demand Caliphate

    12/19/2016 7:53:52 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 47 replies
    Express (UK) ^ | Dec 19, 2016 | VICKIIE OLIPHANT
    HUGE crowds of Muslims chanting Allahu Akbar descended on London for the second time in a week in a series of protests to demand an Islamic caliphate in Syria. On Wednesday, more than 1,000 protestors gathered outside the Syrian embassy in London’s Belgrave Square calling for America to be punished over Aleppo. While one protester appeared to be waving a Taliban flag, others were seen handed placards made by Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain, which calls for the reestablishment of a caliphate. Then just days later another 400 British Muslims travelled to the capital from cities including Birmingham and Bradford to take...