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  • Britain stops Russian ship carrying attack helicopters for Syria

    06/18/2012 4:06:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 6/18/12 | By Richard Spencer, Adrian Blomfield and David Millward
    A Russian ship believed to be carrying helicopters and missiles for Syria has been effectively stopped in its tracks off the coast of Scotland after its insurance was cancelled at the behest of the British government. The British marine insurer Standard Club said it had withdrawn cover from all the ships owned by Femco, a Russian cargo line, including the MV Alaed. "We were made aware of the allegations that the Alaed was carrying munitions destined for Syria," the company said in a statement. "We have already informed the ship owner that their insurance cover ceased automatically in view of...
  • Teachers helped schoolgirl, 15, have an abortion without her parents' knowledge (Great Britain)

    06/16/2012 8:56:43 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 25 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | June 1, 2012 | Sarah Harris
    Teachers helped a 15-year-old pupil to have an abortion that her parents knew nothing about. Her mother and father finally learned about the termination when she told them after it had happened. In line with her wishes: Teachers gave a 15-year-old schoolgirl (not pictured) time off to have an abortion without telling her parents she was undergoing the procedure (file image) Last night family campaigners said the case showed how parents are increasingly being sidelined by the law. It is understood that the girl went to a hospital where it was confirmed she was pregnant. In line with her wishes,...
  • Bank Of England Announces Big New Liquidity Plan

    06/15/2012 11:45:08 AM PDT · by Errant · 8 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Jun. 14, 2012, 4:12 PM | Simone Foxman
    The Bank of England announced this afternoon that it would attempt to flood banks with cheap cash in order to stave off tensions in the interbank credit markets, according to Dow Jones. This report followed rumors of coordinated central bank action to bolster liquidity across the world, however the BOE's plan appears to be much more U.K.-centric.
  • 500,000+ signatures opposing gay ‘marriage’ presented to UK prime minister, Home Office

    06/14/2012 12:39:38 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 8 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 14. 2012 | John Jalsevac
    A petition by the UK’s Coalition for Marriage opposing the government’s proposal to re-write the definition of marriage, which has been signed by well over half-a-million petitioners, was delivered in a gift-wrapped box to the Home Office and to Downing Street this week. The petition, one of the largest in the history of Parliament, was presented by recently married couple Rhys and Esther Curnow, both 23. The couple were joined by Conservative Party MPs Fiona Bruce and David Burrowes, Labour MP Jim Dobbin, and campaigners from the Coalition for Marriage, Colin Hart and Dr. Sharon James. Dr Sharon James, a...
  • The Falkland Islands Are Going To Have A Referendum Over Their Union With The UK

    06/12/2012 6:33:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/12/2012 | Adam Taylor
    The Falkland Islands, the South American islands subject to a bitter territorial dispute between the United Kingdom and Argentina, are to have a referendum over their links to the UK. Here's a full statement from David Cameron, via The Guardian: "I have always said that it is up to the Falkland Islanders themselves to choose whether they want to be British and that the world should listen to their views. Thirty years ago they made clear that they wanted to stay British. That's why British forces bravely liberated the island from Argentine invaders. Now the Argentine Government wants to put...
  • Expert warns of UFO activity during London Olympics

    06/09/2012 11:54:32 AM PDT · by gandalftb · 41 replies
    Press TV ^ | Jun 9, 2012 | staff
    “With the summer of mass events we are all on high alert for terrorism. But we must also cast our eyes further afield and be prepared for even the most seemingly unfathomable,” said Nick Pope, who has worked with the Ministry of Defense for more than two decades. “It has been a widely held belief in Ministry of Defense circles that "aliens" have been able to detect us for decades via TV and radio broadcasts,” he said. Pope said aliens would come in a spirit of warmth, friendship and shared learning, but the government was also prepared for the worst...
  • Britain’s Already Dead, It Just Hasn’t Been Buried Yet

    06/05/2012 9:01:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/05/2012 | Kyle Smith
    Don’t be fooled by the pomp and dazzle of the Queen’s royal Diamond Jubilee flotilla easing past the tourists, celebrity-spotters, and pickpockets on the Thames. Britain is a country rotting from the inside, the first nation on earth that elected to destroy its culture with political correctness.Asks British columnist Rod Liddle, “Who are the people who have made Britain what it is today, the ones who ensured that we became a limp-wristed and decrepit, post-imperial satrapy of incompetence, sanctimony, self-obsession and self-loathing?”Who indeed? (By limp-wristed, Liddle means lacking in conviction, not gay). The short answer is the new aristocracy,...
  • Unstoppable rise of American English: Study shows young Britons copying US writing style

    05/29/2012 5:14:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 92 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 05/29/2012 | By LAURA CLARK
    The future of written English will owe more to Hollywood films than Dickens or Shakespeare, if the findings of a study into children’s writing are anything to go by. The analysis of 74,000 short stories found that their written work was littered with Americanisms, exclamation marks and references to celebrities. Researchers who looked at the entries to a national competition found they were increasingly using American words such as garbage, trash can, sidewalk, candy, sneakers, soda, cranky and flashlight. The stories, written by pupils aged seven to 13, show how fairy cakes are referred to as cupcakes and a dinner...

    05/13/2012 10:49:55 AM PDT · by Errant · 7 replies
    Cute and amazing video of Ashleigh and Pudsey contestants in Britains Got Talent TV Show.
  • Her Majesty the Corgi Whisperer:

    05/12/2012 9:18:05 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5-12-12 | Elizabeth Sanderson
    Full Title: Her Majesty the Corgi Whisperer: Californian cowboy who became a close adviser to the Queen tells of her remarkable affinity with animals In his Stetson and red neckerchief he could be mistaken for just another American tourist on the streets of Windsor hoping for a glimpse of the Queen. But unlike the other sightseers, Monty Roberts is here at Her Majesty’s personal invitation, having served as a trusted adviser on her beloved horses and corgis for the past 23 years. Monty first arrived at Windsor Castle in 1989, after the Queen heard about the Californian’s ability to tame...
  • Officials: Al-Qaida bomber was CIA informant

    05/08/2012 3:29:05 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 33 replies
    U.S. and Yemeni officials say the supposed would-be bomber at the heart of an al-Qaida airliner plot was actually an informant working for the CIA. The revelation, first reported by The Los Angeles Times, shows how the CIA was able to get its hands on a sophisticated underwear bomb well before an attack was set in motion. Officials say the informant was working for the CIA and Saudi Arabian intelligence when he was given the bomb. He then turned the device over to authorities. Officials say the informant is safely out of Yemen. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity...
  • Woman mauled by cheetahs in South African game park ( Tame : LOL )

    05/04/2012 11:29:24 AM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    A woman tourist from Britain in a South African game park was mauled by two cheetahs in a horrific attack. Violet D'Mello was petting the "tame" cats in the petting area of Kragga Kamma Game Park with other tourists when they began attacking an eight-year-old girl. The woman watched in horror as they clawed and bit her leg ... Suddenly, the cheetahs left the girl and began eyeing the little girl's seven-year-old brother who was trying to flee. Just as D'Mello tried to intervene, the two animals turned their attention to her.
  • Ancient Map Gives Clue to Fate of 'Lost Colony' (Britain's Roanoke Island in the Late 16th Century)

    05/05/2012 1:51:27 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 6 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 04 May 2012 | The Telegraph
    A new look at a 425-year-old map has yielded a tantalising clue about the fate of the Lost Colony, the settlers who disappeared from Britain's Roanoke Island in the late 16th century. Experts from the First Colony Foundation and the British Museum in London discussed their findings Thursday at a scholarly meeting on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Their focus: the "Virginia Pars" map of Virginia and North Carolina created by explorer John White in the 1580s and owned by the British Museum since 1866. "We believe that this evidence provides conclusive proof that...
  • Kidnapped British doctor (working for the Red Cross) found beheaded in Pakistan

    04/29/2012 6:45:57 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 22 replies
    The beheaded body of a kidnapped British doctor working for the International Committee of the Red Cross has been found dumped by the roadside in the south-western Pakistani city of Quetta. Khalil Rasjed Dale, 60, was kidnapped by suspected militants on 5 January on his way home from work. [Snip] Quetta is the capital of south-western Baluchistan, Pakistan's biggest but poorest province, where Baluch separatist militants are fighting a protracted insurgency for more autonomy and control over the area's natural resources. Pro-Taliban militants are also active in the province, which shares borders with Afghanistan and Iran. Dale had worked...
  • Lampreys from Great Lakes Destined for Queen's Pie (Britain's Queen Elizabeth II)

    04/28/2012 3:38:46 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 45 replies
    U-T San Diego ^ | April 27, 2012 | AP
    Lampreys from Great Lakes destined for queen's pie DETROIT — A few unwanted, invasive sea lampreys from the Great Lakes have been shipped to England for use in a traditional pie for Queen Elizabeth II. The Detroit Free Press reports ( the City of Gloucester, which has given the pie as a gift to the monarch since the Middle Ages, requested the eel-like creatures from the Great Lakes Fishery Commission because they're a protected species in England. The pie is for June's Diamond Jubilee, the 60th anniversary of the queen's ascent to the throne. Commission spokesman Marc Gaden shipped 2...
  • Obama snubs Britain with Falklands neutrality

    04/27/2012 10:41:49 AM PDT · by pietraynor · 6 replies
    LOWELL SUN ^ | 04/27/2012 | Peter Lucas
    While President Barack Obama's latest gaffe at the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena was largely overlooked by the national media, fixated as it is on the Secret Service hooker scandal, it was not lost elsewhere -- especially in the United Kingdom and in Argentina. The gaffe, if that is what it was -- and not a premeditated slap at the British -- came during the joint press conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos after the conference. A Colombian television reporter asked Obama why it was that neither the issues of Cuba nor the "Malvinas" were taken up at...
  • Britain Has No Austerity. Blame its Current Recession on Last Year's Tax Hikes

    04/26/2012 6:30:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/26/2012 | Yossi Gestetner
    Robert Reich has written an article headlined "Britain's Austerity Recession." In it he laments his own created fact that the reason for Britain slipping into a recession recently is due to their austerity; better known as Budget Cuts.But his claim is a blatant lie. Here are the numbers:The 2008 U.K. national (excluding local) Budget was Ł426 billion. It rose to Ł496 billion in 2010, and the new and current 2012 budget is Ł527 billion. This is a total increase of 24% within four years.Increasing your budget six percent in each of four years back-to-back is only austerity when placed against Obama...

    04/19/2012 2:11:15 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 50 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | April 19, 2012 | UNK
    Watch this, and weep for Britain.I really believe that similar events around the world are part of a bigger plan, and that it is intended to peak in one great global surge.
  • Exclusive: Briton killed after threat to expose Chinese leader's wife

    04/17/2012 4:12:03 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 13 replies
    The British businessman whose murder has sparked political upheaval in China was poisoned after he threatened to expose a plan by a Chinese leader's wife to move money abroad, two sources with knowledge of the police investigation said. It was the first time a specific motive has been revealed for Neil Heywood's murder last November, a death which ended Chinese leader Bo Xilai's hopes of emerging as a top central figure and threw off balance the Communist Party's looming leadership succession.
  • George Washington Named Britain's Greatest Ever Foe

    04/16/2012 1:54:03 PM PDT · by gandalftb · 41 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 14 Apr 2012 | Jasper Copping
    The American was voted the winner in a contest run by the National Army Museum to identify the country's most outstanding military opponent.He was one of a shortlist of five leaders who topped a public poll and on Saturday was selected as the ultimate winner by an audience of around 70 guests at a special event at the museum, in Chelsea, west London.In second place was Michael Collins, the Irish leader, ahead of Napoleon Bonaparte, Erwin Rommel and Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. At the event, each contender had their case made by a historian giving a 40 minute presentation.The audience, who...
  • George Washington named Britain's greatest ever foe

    04/15/2012 11:48:38 AM PDT · by AnotherUnixGeek · 92 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 14 Apr 2012 | Jasper Copping
    The American was voted the winner in a contest run by the National Army Museum to identify the country's most outstanding military opponent.
  • The new Battle of Burma: Find 20 buried Spitfires and make them fly

    04/14/2012 4:37:22 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 46 replies
    Historic planes buried in Second World War are to be shipped back to Britain after their mystery locations were discovered War leaders did not want them to fall into foreign hands when they demobilised in 1945 Hidden in crates at a depth of 4ft to 6ft the RAF then forgot where they were Twenty brand-new RAF Spitfires could soon reach for the sky following a deal reached with Burma yesterday. Experts believe they have discovered the locations of around 20 of the Second World War fighters buried at airfields around the country. David Cameron has secured an agreement that they...
  • Britain's Christians Are Being Vilified, Warns Lord Carey [Too Late! You Saw It Coming UK]

    04/13/2012 5:34:06 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 30 replies
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | April 13, 2012
    Britain's Christians Are Being Vilified, Warns Lord Carey Christians are being “persecuted” by courts and “driven underground” in the same way that homosexuals once were, a former Archbishop of Canterbury has warned. Lord Carey argues that in 'case after case' British courts have failed to protect Christian values. He urges European judges to correct the balance. By John Bingham 13 Apr 2012 Lord Carey says worshippers are being “vilified” by the state, treated as “bigots” and sacked simply for expressing their beliefs. The attack is part of a direct appeal to the European Court of Human Rights before a landmark...
  • Robbed and ruined by a British court on the orders of the CIA... By David Rose

    04/08/2012 12:53:35 PM PDT · by sinsofsolarempirefan · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | David Rose
    Despite the years of cruel reality, Margaret Bentham still seemed incredulous as she told her story, a story she once thought she could never share. But with quiet dignity she summed up the ordeal she and her businessman husband Stuart, a former British Army officer, have endured at the hands of the CIA. ‘We were robbed of a business worth millions,’ she said. ‘We were plunged into financial ruin. But the worst thing was, not only were we deprived of justice, we couldn’t tell a soul.’ Read more:
  • Type 26: The future backbone of the Royal Navy

    04/08/2012 9:20:42 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    defence management ^ | 05 April 2012
    Type 26: The future backbone of the Royal Navy 05 April 2012 Brian Johnson, UK business development director at BAE Systems, answers questions about the Type 26 Global Combat Ship Can you provide some detail on the size and makeup of the team involved, their experience levels and the overall working approach to the design process? The team working on the Type 26 programme is currently around 250 strong. The team is centred in Bristol but a large design team is also based at BAE Systems' facility at Scotstoun in Glasgow. The team is a genuine 'rainbow' team comprising of...
  • In defence of Big Brother: I want more snooping, not less (U.K.)

    04/05/2012 11:54:35 AM PDT · by Stoat · 14 replies
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | April 5, 2012 | Dan Hodges
     I want to live in a surveillance state. Big Brother, come cast your watchful eye over me and mine. I love you, bro. Seriously, when I saw the outcry over Government plans to gain access to telephone, email and internet, my initial reaction was: “You mean they can’t do that already?” I assumed, somewhat stupidly, that everything we said, typed or viewed was routinely monitored, and then filtered by some giant, super-secret computer tucked away in a heavily guarded subterranean basement of GCHQ: “Hodges has just said he wants to shoot another Liverpool player, sir.” “Oh, he’s always saying that, Jones....
  • Children no longer need facts because they can look them up on smartphone, claim teachers (U.K.)

    04/04/2012 10:26:59 AM PDT · by Stoat · 42 replies
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | April 4, 2012 | Graeme Paton
    Teachers said lessons should put a greater emphasis on broad skills such as independent research, interpreting evidence and critical thinking rather than learning dates, facts and figures by rote. The Association of Teachers and Lecturers warned that pupils risked being failed by a Coalition overhaul of the curriculum that will emphasise the core knowledge that pupils should acquire at each key stage. It claimed that the move represented a throw-back to the 50s and would “kill children’s creativity”. Jon Overton, a teacher from inner-London, said that smartphones – with full internet access – can by used by pupils to quickly...
  • Unicorn Cookbook Found at the British Library

    04/01/2012 5:12:33 AM PDT · by Méabh · 59 replies
    The British Library ^ | 01 April 2012 | The British Library
    A long-lost medieval cookbook, containing recipes for hedgehogs, blackbirds and even unicorns, has been discovered at the British Library. Professor Brian Trump of the British Medieval Cookbook Project described the find as near-miraculous. "We've been hunting for this book for years. The moment I first set my eyes on it was spine-tingling."
  • Tell the truth about Islam (A spirited broadside against Islamofascist enablers in the UK)

    03/20/2012 3:53:57 PM PDT · by Stoat · 8 replies · 1+ views
    YouTube ^ | March 19, 2012 | Pat Condell
    This is a video posting; please click on the YouTube link to view.
  • The Biggest Threat to Britain's National Security Is Barack Obama

    03/16/2012 6:16:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/16/2012 | Adam Shaw
    As British Prime Minister David Cameron hangs out with President Obama this week, he should remember that he is watching basketball and chewing on hot dogs with the man who represents the biggest threat to Britain's national security. One of the toughest things my fellow Britons and I commonly struggle with is adapting ourselves to the real state of our nation. Despite brief re-emergences of international power during the Thatcher years, and the latter half of the Blair years, Britain's role in the international field has been on the decline for many years, and we find ourselves a significant but...
  • Gay marriage: Eight centuries of law obliterated overnight (U.K.)

    03/13/2012 5:54:11 PM PDT · by Stoat · 38 replies · 1+ views
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | March 13, 2012 | Daniel Brennan
    Most people thought they knew what marriage meant, namely the union of a man and a woman. In 2004, when the Civil Partnership Act was passed to provide legal protections for homosexual partnerships, Parliament was led to believe by the government of the day that this did not affect the established institution of marriage. But barely eight years later, political fashion has changed. More recently, though, familiar words such as “husband and wife” and “mother and father” are disappearing from the statute books in the small minority of countries that have begun the experiment in social engineering.(edit) In Canada,...
  • In Great Britain, can Christians be fired for wearing a cross? (Archbishop calls cross 'Jewelry')

    03/13/2012 6:31:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/12/2012 | Rick Moran
    Well, sure. Why not? After all, unlike the Muslim hijab, there is no "requirement" that Christians wear a cross, says the British government. ______________________ In what is bound to be a controversial move, the British government is set to argue at the European Court of Human Rights that Christians do not have the right to wear a cross or crucifix openly at work. Critics are already calling it another blow to Christianity for restricting its symbols of faith while granting special status to symbols of other religions such as the Sikh turban and kara (bracelet), or the Muslim hijab. The...
  • Worsley Man: Hospital scanner probes Iron Age bog death

    03/11/2012 5:10:02 PM PDT · by Renfield · 30 replies · 3+ views
    BBC News ^ | 3-8-2012
    Bryan Sitch, curator of archaeology at the museum, said it now appeared the man had been beaten about the head, garrotted and then beheaded The head of an Iron Age man who died almost 2,000 years ago has been scanned in a Manchester hospital to shed light on how he died. Worsley Man is thought to have lived around 100 AD when Romans occupied much of Britain. Since its discovery in a Salford peat bog in 1958, the head has been kept at Manchester Museum on Oxford Road. The scans at the Manchester Children's Hospital have now revealed more details...
  • Christians Have No Right to Wear Cross at Work, Says Government

    03/10/2012 5:26:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10 Mar 2012 | David Barrett
    Christians do not have a right to wear a cross or crucifix openly at work, the Government is to argue in a landmark court case.In a highly significant move, ministers will fight a case at the European Court of Human Rights in which two British women will seek to establish their right to display the cross. It is the first time that the Government has been forced to state whether it backs the right of Christians to wear the symbol at work. A document seen by The Sunday Telegraph discloses that ministers will argue that because it is not a...
  • 16-year-old bride's REAL Big Fat Gypsy Wedding (guests please dress smart... electronic tags incl.)

    03/09/2012 4:13:26 PM PST · by Stoat · 62 replies · 2+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | March 9, 2012 | DEBORAH ARTHURS
    <p>The 16-year-old star of Channel 4 reality TV show Big Fat Gypsy Weddings today married the boy who 'grabbed' her in a disco last year.</p> <p>Cheyenne Pidgley of Hersham, Surrey, wed 18-year-old fellow Traveller John McFadyen in a ceremony held at St Peter's church this afternoon, with 200 family and friends in attendance.</p>
  • Hostages in Nigeria killed before rescue attempt

    03/08/2012 12:53:04 PM PST · by nuconvert · 9 replies
    A Briton and Italian held hostage for 10 months in northern Nigeria died Thursday, apparently killed by their captors before they could be rescued, the British prime minister said. Nigerian security forces, with support from Britain, launched an operation Thursday to free British citizen Chris McManus and Italian national Franco Lamolinara, Prime Minister David Cameron said. But the effort did not succeed.
  • UK: More than half care home residents denied basic care, unpublished data shows

    03/07/2012 12:46:27 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 2 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 3/7/2012 | Donna Bowater and John Bingham
    Older people routinely have to wait up to three months for formal checks for painful conditions such as bed sores, according to figures from the health care watchdog. A quarter were not given a choice of male or female staff to help them use the lavatory and more than a third of care homes surveyed admitted delays in getting medication to residents. Campaigners blamed NHS bureaucrats showing a “lack of interest” and failing to provide expert assessments for conditions as basic as incontinence. The findings emerged after almost 1,000 elderly people yesterday descended on Parliament to lobby their MPs calling...
  • This is what raising taxes on the 'rich' will get you (Britain raises LESS revenue)

    02/23/2012 6:58:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/23/2012 | Rick Moran
    Great Britain has instituted a 50 pence tax assessment on incomes and it failed to generate the expected revenue.Duh.Telegraph: The Treasury received Ł10.35 billion in income tax payments from those paying by self-assessment last month, a drop of Ł509 million compared with January 2011. Most other taxes produced higher revenues over the same period.Senior sources said that the first official figures indicated that there had been "manoeuvring" by well-off Britons to avoid the new higher rate. The figures will add to pressure on the Coalition to drop the levy amid fears it is forcing entrepreneurs to relocate abroad.The self-assessment...
  • Iran 'halts oil sales to France and Britain'

    02/19/2012 5:25:56 AM PST · by nuconvert · 34 replies
    Iran has halted oil sales to British and French companies, the nation's oil ministry has said. A spokesman was reported as saying on the ministry's website that Iran would "sell our oil to new customers". European Union member states had earlier agreed to stop importing Iranian crude from 1 July. -excerpt- The EU oil embargo, which was agreed last month, was phased so member states that were relatively dependent on Iranian crude - notably Greece, Spain and Italy - had enough time to find alternative sources.
  • Pride of Britain: Falkland Islanders stage 4x4 convoy to tell Sean Penn where to stick his views

    02/17/2012 2:10:17 PM PST · by C19fan · 39 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 17, 2012 | Lee Moran
    The Falkland Islands put on a show of strength against Argentine aggression and outspoken left-wing Hollywood actor Sean Penn - with a mile-long convoy of 4x4s. Dozens of Union Flag-waving Falklanders snaked their way out of the capital Stanley yesterday afternoon in a patriotic blur of red, white and blue. The procession, which looked at times like a summer carnival parade, is unlikely to scare Argentina into not launching an attack on the dispute archipelago. It is also doubtful it will force Penn, who has consistently backed Argentina in recent days, to keep his mouth shut. But it does act...
  • Fumbling the Falklands (Obama Administration Knifes Britain in the back again)

    02/15/2012 10:47:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/15/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Remember when Barack Obama promised to restore our standing with America’s allies and exercise “smart power” in diplomacy? Good times, good times. In the latest dispute over the Falkland Islands, Obama has failed to support our closest ally on the world stage even after their military and diplomatic support for our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, in what the Telegraph’s Nile Gardiner called another knife in the back: First, military weakness is provocative. Argentina ramped up its aggressive rhetoric and diplomatic efforts to reclaim the Falklands only after P.M. Cameron announced massive cuts to the Royal Navy and British ground...
  • If You Live In Britain, All Your Savings Belong To Debt (Not a Wealthy Nation Anymore)

    02/14/2012 6:54:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/14/2012 | Ashvin Pandurangi, The Automatic Earth
    The great myth of the last few decades is that people can establish sustainable savings by investing in other people’s debt. That is how relatively astute and candid writers, such as Jeremy Warner for the Telegraph, can claim that “Britain is still a hugely wealthy nation” and actually mean it. In his latest blog post, Warner tries to convince us that aggregate private debt in Britain is not so bad when we factor in “assets” as well.From his piece:Believe it or not, Britain is still a hugely wealthy nationLast week I drew attention to a report by Royal Bank of...
  • Qatada back on the streets within days

    02/06/2012 5:39:26 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 3 replies ^ | 2-6-2012 | Tom Whitehead
    Abu Qatada, the radical Islamic preacher once described as Osama bin Laden’s “right hand man in Europe”, will be back on the streets within days after being granted bail. A senior immigration judge said yesterday that Qatada could be released despite even his own defence team suggesting that he posed a “grave risk” to Britain’s national security. Qatada was granted bail by Mr Justice Mitting after the European Court of Human Rights ruled last month that he could not be deported to his native Jordan. The bail conditions will be similar to those set in 2008, with the cleric confined...
  • Fury at wreaths for Ł1million armed robber(Sick graveside tributes: fake ATM, Post Office signs)

    01/22/2012 7:43:10 PM PST · by Stoat · 26 replies
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | January 22, 2012 | Emily Nash
    EXCLUSIVE Fury at wreaths for Ł1million armed robber Sick 'cashpoint' tribute   Fake ... but Thomas Curtis's gang took real ATMs   SICK graveside tributes have been left by family and pals for an armed robber and ram-raider found hanged in jail. Victims of the Ł1million crimes carried out by Thomas Curtis, 29, and his gang last night voiced fury at the display in Elm, Cambs, which includes a replica ATM and a Post Office sign. Friends and relatives "honoured" the robber by leaving rose-edged tributes at the grave that recall his trail of violent crime. Dad-of-two Curtis was...
  • 'We were the Queen's Coronation Spice Girls!'

    01/22/2012 11:35:45 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 1-22-12 | Sarah Oliver
    It was a photograph that captured the youth, glamour and femininity of what would come to be called the new Elizabethan age. Britain’s 27-year-old Queen had been crowned in Westminster Abbey earlier that day, June 2, 1953, and now she poses for photographs in Buckingham Palace. She is wearing the Imperial State Crown and the exquisite Coronation gown designed by Sir Norman Hartnell. The 21ft ermine-trimmed velvet Purple Robe of Estate flows from her shoulders. She is flanked by her Maids of Honour: six of the country’s most blueblooded young women, all single, beautiful and, like the Queen, wearing gowns...
  • HMS Victory 'set to be recovered' from seabed

    01/22/2012 8:39:16 AM PST · by Makana · 52 replies
    The BBC ^ | January 22, 2012 | The Sunday Times
    The remains of a 300-year-old warship are to be raised from the sea bed, according to reports. The wreck of HMS Victory, a predecessor of Nelson's famous flagship, was found near the Channel Islands in 2008. The British warship, which went down in a storm in 1744 killing more than 1,000 sailors, could contain gold coins worth an estimated Ł500m. The Sunday Times says the Maritime Heritage Foundation is set to manage the wreck's raising.
  • Britian Revokes Iran's Press TV Licence

    01/20/2012 9:55:32 AM PST · by nuconvert · 6 replies
    British authorities on Friday revoked the licence of Press TV, the Iranian state broadcaster's English-language outlet, saying the channel had breached a string of regulations. -excerpt- Press TV had also "indicated it is unwilling and unable" to pay a fine of Ł100,000 ($156,000, 117,000 euros) imposed in December for showing an interview in 2009 with an imprisoned journalist for a US magazine, Ofcom said.
  • UK Has A History of Foreign Policy 'Vandalism' Against Israel

    01/17/2012 3:44:25 PM PST · by Amerisrael · 43 replies
    UK Foreign policy loons: David Cameron, Nick Clegg, and Tony Blair.Nick Clegg, the UK's second string dhimmi Prime Minister, belched out the UK's ignorance and foreign policy dhimmitude with the following vitriolic charge of 'vandalism' against Israel:["Once you've placed physical facts on the ground that makes it impossible to deliver something that everyone has for years agreed is the ultimate destination... it is an act of deliberate vandalism to the basic premise on which negotiations have taken place for years and years and years," Clegg said, referring to settlement construction. Clegg was speaking alongside Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who was also holding talks in London...
  • I was a soldier of the I'm a soldier of Allah

    01/16/2012 1:42:24 PM PST · by Cindy · 14 replies
    THE ^ | October 1, 2011 | by Olive Harvey
    SNIPPET: "CHANTING fundamentalist bile, extremist Abu Jibreel was on the front line battling police officers during a mock "funeral" for Osama Bin Laden. With his beard and flowing robes, the follower of hate preacher Anjem Choudary was happy to tell anyone who would listen that he wants to bring down democracy..." SNIPPET: "The Sun can reveal that the 39-year-old Muslim convert was born Paul Steven Mellor in Cheshire." SNIPPET: "He is campaigning for Sharia law and self-governing Muslim "states" to be established in Britain." SNIPPET: "Choudary gloated: "We have a former British Army soldier in our organisation. Next we want...
  • Sex swap teenager to enter Miss England contest (18 year old "transsexual" to enter pageant)

    01/15/2012 4:25:20 AM PST · by Stoat · 117 replies · 1+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | January 13, 2012 | Jenna Sloan
    EXCLUSIVE  Sex swap teenager to enter Miss England contest   BY JENNA SLOAN Published: 14 Jan 2012   A TEENAGE transsexual has become the first sex swap patient to enter the Miss England beauty pageant. Jackie Green became the UK's youngest transsexual after an op in Thailand on her 16th birthday. The 18-year-old — who was born Jack but lived as a girl since age ten — was asked to enter by modelling scouts who had no idea of her history. The aspiring model, from Leeds, hopes to use the opportunity to speak out about bullying and transgender issues....