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  • Pro-BLM Brits demand St. Michael image on royal order be changed; reminds of George Floyd's death

    06/23/2020 11:22:13 AM PDT · by kevcol · 35 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 23, 2020 | Douglas Ernst
    “This is a highly offensive image, it is also reminiscent of the recent murder of George Floyd by the white policeman in the same manner presented here in this medal,” added Tracy Reeve, the petition’s creator. “We the undersigned are calling for this medal to completely redesigned in a more appropriate way and for an official apology to be given for the offense it has given.” Buckingham Palace did not reply to the newspaper’s request for comment prior to publication.
  • Battle of Britain ace fighter pilot Paul Farnes dies aged 101

    06/19/2020 10:54:51 PM PDT · by robowombat · 4 replies
    BBC ^ | 30 January 2020
    Battle of Britain ace fighter pilot Paul Farnes dies aged 101 30 January 2020 The last surviving Battle of Britain ace pilot from World War Two has died aged 101. He was born in Hampshire and died on Tuesday morning in West Sussex, where he had lived for most of his life, His battle victories made Wing Cdr Farnes an ace, a term taken to mean any fighter pilot credited with shooting down five or more enemy aircraft. His tally was six enemy aircraft destroyed, one probably destroyed and six damaged, the trust said. The trust added Wing Cdr Farnes...
  • “Offensive” Gravestones at UK Cemetery Covered Up With Wooden Pallets

    06/16/2020 12:54:32 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 17 replies ^ | June 15, 2020 | Paul Joseph Watson
    The headstones of two music hall singers at a cemetery in the UK have been covered up with wooden pallets and trash bags to hide “offensive” language. “The gravestones of G H Elliott and Alice Banford, who both wore blackface, are now covered at St Margaret’s Church in Rottingdean,” reports BBC News. The Archdeacon for Brighton said efforts were underway to contact family members in order to have the inscriptions changed. “I find the inscription on these two headstones deeply offensive and am sure that the vast majority of people would agree and would want it changed,” said Archdeacon Martin Lloyd...
  • Britain may offer 'path to citizenship' for nearly 3 million in Hong Kong

    05/30/2020 6:28:46 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 71 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 29, 2020 / 3:04 PM | Reporting by William James, editing by Andy Bruce
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is prepared to offer extended visa rights and a pathway to citizenship for almost 3 million Hong Kong residents in response to China’s push to impose national security legislation in the former British colony. China’s parliament has approved a decision to go forward with national security legislation for Hong Kong that democracy activists, diplomats and some in the business world fear will jeopardise its semi-autonomous status and its role as a global financial hub. Britain, the United States, Australia, Canada and the EU have all sharply criticised the move. Foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Thursday...
  • Neil Ferguson's Imperial model could be the most devastating software mistake of all time

    05/19/2020 8:42:42 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 21 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/16/2020 | DAVID RICHARDS AND KONSTANTIN BOUDNIK
    In the history of expensive software mistakes, Mariner 1 was probably the most notorious. The unmanned spacecraft was destroyed seconds after launch from Cape Canaveral in 1962 when it veered dangerously off-course due to a line of dodgy code. But nobody died and the only hits were to Nasa’s budget and pride. Imperial College’s modelling of non-pharmaceutical interventions for Covid-19 which helped persuade the UK and other countries to bring in draconian lockdowns will supersede the failed Venus space probe and could go down in history as the most devastating software mistake of all time, in terms of economic costs...
  • UK: Muslim beats policewoman, punching her so hard that she falls and continuing attack as she lies on the ground

    04/23/2020 2:39:37 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 43 replies ^ | April 22, 2020 | ROBERT SPENCER
    Hussain “initially appeared calm” and then attacked the two police officers without any provocation or warning. “Then with no warning whatsoever he punched the male officer in the face knocking him backwards….However the female was more seriously injured with a bruised and swollen cheek, a bloodied nose, a cut to the inside of her mouth and cuts and abrasions to her hands and arms as a result of her falling to the ground.” -snip “Policewoman brutally battered in Handsworth street – even when she pleaded with thug to stop,” by Ross McCarthy, Birmingham Mail, April 19, 2020: Kadeer Hussain punched a...
  • Piers Morgan: Trump 'failing the American people' on 'almost every level' with coronavirus response

    04/19/2020 1:05:06 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 100 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 19, 2020 | Caitlin Yilek
    Piers Morgan said he is horrified by how his “friend” President Trump is handling the coronavirus crisis. The British media personality said Trump has turned his daily briefings on the pandemic into a partisan affair, which Morgan argued shows Trump is more concerned with winning November’s election than saving lives. "I've known him a long time. I consider him to be a friend, but I've been watching these daily briefings with mounting horror, frankly, because this is not what the president should be doing. He won't want me saying this, but I'm gonna say it anyway," Morgan told CNN’s Reliable...
  • World's largest COVID-19 drug trial in Britain enlists 5,000 patients

    04/17/2020 7:57:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    UPI ^ | 04/17/2020 | Don Jacobson
    The world's largest randomized clinical trial of potential coronavirus treatments is underway in Britain and has recruited 5,000 patients in record time, researchers say. The British patients are scattered across 165 National Health Service hospitals, trial leader Peter Horby told The Guardian on Friday. "This is by far the largest trial in the world," said Horby, an Oxford University professor of emerging infectious diseases and global health. The Randomized Evaluation of COVID-19 Therapy, or "Recovery" trial, is testing four promising treatments for the coronavirus disease. If the science supports it, they will be given to NHS patients as quickly as...
  • The UK has ordered millions of Coronavirus antibody tests which don't work and functional ones could be months away

    04/06/2020 7:44:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Business Insider Australia ^ | 04/06/2020 | Thomas Colson
    * Government’s around the world are examining plans for so-called “immunity passports” that could allow people who have immunity to the coronavirus to return to normal life. * However, the UK is months away from identifying a test which works, a scientific advisor to Boris Johnson’s government has warned. * The tests the government have looked at so far do not work and that a large-scale solution would take ‘at least a month’ to develop, Professor John Bell warned. * The UK government ordered 3.5 million of them last week, but Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Sunday: “We still...

    03/28/2020 4:36:45 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 13 replies
    Powerline ^ | March 28,202 | BY JOHN HINDERAKER
    In Great Britain, extraordinary measures are being taken to ensure compliance with a nationwide shutdown order. From Breitbart: Humberside Police in northern England has built a website for citizens to inform on their neighbours for violating the government’s rules on daily exercise and social distancing. You can only go for one walk a day. If you go out twice, you can be reported to the police. People’s worst instincts are coming to the fore. This is what amazed me: the Derbyshire police have sent drones out, to catch citizens going for unauthorized walks. When the current madness is behind us,...
  • Coronavirus Bill: The greatest loss of liberty in our history (this is in the UK)

    03/25/2020 4:11:20 PM PDT · by gattaca · 7 replies
    Spiked ^ | March 25, 2020 | Silkie Carlo
    Silkie Carlo, director of Big Brother Watch, on the alarming authoritarianism of the government’s new powers. The Coronavirus Bill, having sailed through the House of Commons, is expected to become law today. The Bill gives the government and the authorities unprecedented new powers, unheard of in a democracy during peacetime. Silkie Carlo, director of Big Brother Watch, has warned that these powers are unreasonably draconian, and could be here to stay long after the threat of the virus has dissipated. spiked caught up with Carlo to find out more. spiked: What’s wrong with the Coronavirus Bill? Silkie Carlo: This is...
  • 'Go home rats!' Furious locals in rural towns and villages erect signs and scrawl messages on beaches telling second home owners to leave

    03/24/2020 1:17:55 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 46 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Published: 06:33 EDT, 24 March 2020 | Updated: 11:51 EDT, 24 March 2020 | By Danyal Hussain
    Angry locals in towns and villages all over the UK have put up signs demanding that second home owners leave and return to their city properties amid the coronavirus outbreak. Londoners and people living in big cities all over the UK are flocking to the seaside and their second homes to escape the virus, drawing the ire of locals. Now, furious locals in St Ives, Cornwall have scrawled messages on the beach demanding second home owners leave. An even more furious sign has appeared in Bala, north Wales, which says 'Go home rats'. It come as the government urged people...
  • UK Coronavirus Crisis 'to Last Until Spring 2021 and Could See 7.9M Hospitalised'

    03/15/2020 5:49:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 56 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 3/15/2020 | Denis Campbell
    Exclusive: Public Health England document seen by Guardian says four in five ‘expected’ to contract virusThe coronavirus epidemic in the UK will last until next spring and could lead to 7.9 million people being hospitalised, a secret Public Health England (PHE) briefing for senior NHS officials reveals. The document, seen by the Guardian, is the first time health chiefs tackling the virus have admitted that they expect it to circulate for another 12 months and lead to huge extra strain on an already overstretched NHS. It also suggests that health chiefs are braced for as many as 80% of Britons...
  • Boris Johnson narrowly avoids first defeat over Huawei as Government put 'on warning'

    Boris Johnson narrowly avoided his first Commons defeat over Huawei this afternoon, as senior Conservatives said they had put the Government "on warning". Despite dodging defeat by 306 votes to 282, rebel MPs made it clear that they would not back down over the Chinese company's role in the UK's 5G network. Chair of the Defence Select Committee Tobias Ellwood said: "I think the Government should be on warning... that this House believes that we need to wean ourselves off Huawei."
  • Petition to get the British government to release information on Muslim rape gangs

    03/05/2020 5:59:41 PM PST · by tbw2 · 5 replies
    Release the Home Office's Grooming Gang Review in full The Government is refusing to release official research on the characteristics of grooming gangs, claiming it is not in the “public interest”. We, the British public, demand the release of the official research on grooming gangs undertaken by the Government in full.
  • First British coronavirus death confirmed

    02/28/2020 11:54:10 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 13 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 02 28 2020 | Matthew Weaver
    A British man who was quarantined on a cruise ship in Japan has died from coronavirus. The Japanese ministry of health said the man was the sixth passenger from the Diamond Princess cruise ship to have died. The ship had been quarantined off the coast of Japan. He is the first Briton to have died from coronavirus, also known as Covid-19. In the UK, 19 people have been diagnosed with the illness. The ministry did not provide his name or age. A Foreign Office spokesman said: “We are supporting the family of a British man who has died in Japan...
  • Rabbis Defy Education Authorities, Won’t Teach LGBT Lifestyles in UK Jewish Schools

    02/19/2020 6:25:47 PM PST · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 2/17/20 | Paul Smeaton
    February 17, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — Jewish leaders in the U.K. have stated that they will oppose educational authorities and not allow their schools to teach about homosexual and other “lifestyles” that are “prohibited by the Torah.” Chinuch U.K., an organization that represents Britain’s main strictly Orthodox Jewish communities, has “issued a defiant challenge to the government by insisting their schools cannot discuss LGBT-related issues with pupils,” according to The Jewish Chronicle. The statement was reportedly prompted by recent visits to Jewish schools by government inspectors, who made it clear that primary schools have to teach children about LGBT “equality.” In...
  • UK to close door to non-English speakers and unskilled workers

    02/19/2020 2:13:22 PM PST · by RightGeek · 120 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | 2/18/2020 | Lisa O'Carroll, Peter Walker and Libby Brooks
    Britain is to close its borders to unskilled workers and those who can’t speak English as part of a fundamental overhaul of immigration laws that will end the era of cheap EU labour in factories, warehouses, hotels and restaurants. Unveiling its Australian-style points system on Wednesday, the government will say it is grasping a unique opportunity to take “full control” of British borders “for the first time in decades” and eliminate the “distortion” caused by EU freedom of movement. .... A 10-page briefing document outlining the new immigration policy states: • UK borders will be closed to non-skilled workers –...
  • Britain's energy regulator unveils plan to rip out gas central heating from EVERY home and put 10 million electric vehicles on the road within 10 years

    02/06/2020 5:23:31 PM PST · by karpov · 60 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | February 2, 2020 | Sean Poulter
    Plans to put ten million electric vehicles on the road within ten years and rip gas central heating from every home are unveiled today. Energy regulator Ofgem has outlined how the nation will have to change the way it travels and heats homes to meet the Government’s target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050. The radical scheme to ‘greenwire’ Britain will be built around plans for a four-fold increase in electricity from wind farms around the coast. But the proposals will largely be paid for by families and businesses, adding billions of pounds to bills over the next 30...
  • Boris Johnson slams ‘America- bashers’ for spreading 'mumbo-jumbo' fears about US food standards

    02/03/2020 7:47:49 AM PST · by sinsofsolarempirefan · 44 replies
    Boris Johnson today slammed 'mumbo-jumbo' fears about US food standards and NHS interference - as he insisted Britain will be the superhero of free trade. The PM shrugged off 'hysteria' over issues like chlorinated chicken, joking that he thought Americans looked 'pretty well nourished'. He said Britain's approach would be based on 'science', although he stressed that other countries will have to accept that the UK will not slash standards or compromise animal welfare. The comments came as Mr Johnson delivered a keynote speech pledging to make the country a beacon for free trade now it has left the EU.