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  • BBC Question Time from Norwich[Video](Barf Alert)

    05/19/2017 8:41:49 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 2 replies
    BBC Question Time ^ | 19th May 2017 | The Politics Hub David Dimbleby chairs topical debate from Norwich, with Priti Patel, Angela Rayner, Vince Cable, Jonathan Bartley and former Daily Telegraph editor Charles Moore.
  • Skirts for boys at private Highgate School under plans for gender-neutral uniform

    05/14/2017 6:21:58 PM PDT · by Morgana · 44 replies
    telegraph ^ | May 14, 2017 | Olivia Rudgard
    A north London private school has drawn up plans to introduce gender-neutral uniforms in response to a growing number of pupils questioning their gender identity. Highgate school currently has an option for girls to wear a grey pleated skirt, but the school is consulting on a mix-and-match uniform policy which will not specify a different requirement for boys and girls. Girls can currently wear grey trousers or skirts as well as the dark blue jackets and ties which make up the rest of the uniform. Boys may not wear a skirt and also have to wait until they are 16...
  • A New Discovery in Roman Britain

    05/10/2017 5:28:26 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 26 replies
    Popular Archaeology ^ | May 10, 2017 | Popular Archaeology
    More of the ancient Roman city of Verulamium’s secrets have been discovered by archaeologists. The burnt remains of a 1,800-year-old kiln - a type of oven used to create pottery - have been unearthed during excavations of the ancient city near the modern city of St. Albans in Hertfordshire, Great Britain.
  • Man who tried to assassinate Trump says voices ordered him to kill

    05/08/2017 8:07:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Nine News ^ | May 9, 2017 | Staff
    A UK man who tried to assassinate Donald Trump by grabbing a police officer’s gun has told how voices in his head were screaming at him to kill the then US presidential candidate. Michael Sandford got within six metres of Trump at a Republican rally in Las Vegas last June when he lunged for the guard’s pistol but it got stuck in the holster. “I was hearing voices telling me to kill Donald Trump,” Sandford told The Sun. “They’d been coming on for a while and getting stronger and more frequent. At one point they were screaming at me." Sandford...
  • UK Conservatives Maintain Strong Lead in ICM Poll

    05/08/2017 2:51:04 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 4 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | 05/07/2017 | Reuters
    LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party has an 18 percentage point lead over the main opposition Labor Party, implying a majority of at least 132 seats in a June 8 national election, according to an ICM poll for the Sun on Sunday. The Conservatives were at 46 percent, down one percentage point, against Labor on an unchanged 28 percent, the paper said.
  • Father and daughter found guilty of killing neighbour after she (Trunc - Govt health care failure)

    05/05/2017 2:29:24 PM PDT · by raybbr · 16 replies
    YahooNews ^ | May 5, 2017 | Ellen Manning
    England: Full Headline: "Father and daughter found guilty of killing neighbour after she burst a football that landed in her garden"A father and daughter have been found guilty of killing their neighbour after she burst a football they kicked over her fence. Kelly Machin, 34, (pictured – above left) suffered broken ribs when she was pushed back onto a coffee table after being punched in the face by 48-year-old William Jelly in August last year. A row broke out after Miss Machin burst a football that had been kicked into her garden by the children of Jelly’s 28-year-old daughter Natalie...
  • British man who tried to assassinate Donald Trump is free, leaves country

    05/05/2017 11:43:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | May 5, 2017 | Douglas Perry
    Michael Sandford stopped calling his mother last May. He was in a foreign country, unemployed and living out of a car, but he had a plan. He had learned how to shoot a gun. He wanted to kill Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. The autistic 20-year-old British man set out from California at about the same time his mother, Lynne, reported him as missing. In June, Sandford showed up at a Trump rally in Las Vegas. As the candidate spoke before a raucous crowd, the Briton moved close to the stage. He noticed a holstered gun strapped to a policeman's...
  • Is Britain already a Socialist Country? – It is in an “Economic Death Spiral”

    05/04/2017 11:26:45 AM PDT · by davikkm · 32 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    Recent figures show that in the UK, more than 50% of households receive more in State benefits than the pay in direct taxes (income tax, VAT etc…) to the Government. The Centre for Policy Studies says that “the average household paid £13,402 in taxes in 2013/14. Yet it received £12,939 in cash benefits and benefits in-kind” When this is added to education and health benefits shows that the majority of British people are a drain on the public purse. advertisement This is not to say that it is the public’s fault. The system in place means that people are given...
  • Muhammed and Amelia are now the most-popular boys' and girls' names in London

    05/03/2017 10:20:31 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 32 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | May 3, 2017 | Alexander Robertson
    The UK's most popular baby names have been revealed in a new survey, with Muhammed and Amelia topping the charts for the capital. Research carried out in every city in the country has shown how long-time favourites such as Emily, Sophie, Jack and Oliver are still going strong in 2017. At the same time, the Arabic name Muhammed came out as the most popular given to boys in culturally-diverse London, and was second most popular nationwide.
  • After hard-left turn, Britain’s Labour Party on course for historic defeat

    04/30/2017 6:23:12 PM PDT · by NRx · 24 replies
    WaPo ^ | 04-30-2017 | Griff Witte and Karla Adam
    LONDON — In 2015, Britain’s Labour Party tacked to the left, repudiating the middle-way philosophy that had won it three elections under Tony Blair. Voters responded by handing the party its worst defeat in three decades. Rather than scramble back toward the center, Labour lurched further left. The party elected as its leader Jeremy Corbyn, a white-bearded baby boomer from the back benches who, like Bernie Sanders in the United States, ignited an improbable movement among young activists with his attacks on the rigged capitalist system and unquestioned fidelity to socialist ideals. Now, with less than six weeks to go...
  • British Police Making Terror Arrests on ‘Near Daily Basis’ as Expert Estimates 10,000 UK Jihadis

    04/29/2017 12:19:41 PM PDT · by RArtfulogerDodger · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 29, 2017 | Jack Montgomery
    The Senior National Co-ordinator for Counter Terrorism has confirmed that police are now making terror-related arrests “on a near daily basis”. Meanwhile, a noted security expert has estimated the number of “committed Islamists” in the country is “between 6,000 and 10,000”. Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu revealed the astonishing scale of the struggle to contain terrorism in a statement outside New Scotland Yard on Friday. “I wanted to reassure the public that our increased activity to combat terrorism over the last two years continues,” he said. The statement came following an “extraordinary day” in which police apprehended a...
  • Mayday election a chance for real change (United Kingdom)

    04/25/2017 4:43:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Belfast Live ^ | April 24, 2017 | Joe Lindsay
    There was a major announcement this week and we were given a heads up about it in advance. It was to happen at 11.15am on Tuesday, an announcement by Theresa May. I was kind of expecting her to reveal David Icke was right all along, then shed her human suit and order us to bow down and welcome our lizard alien overlords. Unfortunately, it wasn’t that exciting or dramatic. After recently stating categorically she would never call a snap election, last week Theresa, you guessed it folks, announced a snap election in June. I know it’s hard to imagine a...
  • Why Princess Anne is the best king we never had

    04/21/2017 8:01:50 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 13, 2010 | Geoffrey Levy
    Sometimes a woman's deepest thoughts are best left unsaid, but the Princess Royal has never regretted once describing herself as 'not everyone's idea of a fairytale princess'. It was a deliberate message and the moment she laid the ground rules for her life as a professional royal. But everyone knew what she was getting at all those years ago. In a celebrity-besotted world inhabited by pretty people endlessly proclaiming the message that physical beauty brings instant happiness, Anne was having to deal with being a real princess who is not blessed with chocolate-box prettiness.
  • Words to patriotic hymn I Vow To Thee My Country are ‘almost obscene’, says vicar

    04/21/2017 6:00:25 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 8, 2013 | Steve Doughty
    A leading Church of England vicar yesterday condemned the words of one of the country’s best-loved hymns as obscene, offensive and unfit to be sung by Christians. The Reverend Gordon Giles, one of the Anglicans’ leading authorities on hymns, declared that I Vow to Thee My Country should be rewritten if it is to be sung by modern congregations. His verdict was delivered in advance of the remembrance weekend when the hymn, which is especially valued by military families, will feature in thousands of services across the country and the Commonwealth.
  • Britain Will Hold a General Election on June 8th: Is This the EU’s Weapon to Defeat Brexit?

    04/19/2017 4:08:19 PM PDT · by davikkm · 5 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    UK Prime Minister, Theresa May has decided to call for a General Election on June the 8th. Her stated reasoning is that she will then have a proper mandate to carry out the policies she “will” be elected on. But there is much more to this than meets the eye. This is not a simple call for support, at this the most crucial time in Britain’s negotiations with the European Union, this may in fact be at the behest of the EU commissioners to derail (or at least water down) the final deal. The fact that EU grandees seem utterly...
  • Trump assassination attempt: Sandford looking forward to seeing Dorking landmark upon his release

    04/18/2017 10:49:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Surrey Advertiser ^ | April 19, 2017 | Tom Van Klaveren
    A Dorking man who was jailed for trying to take a gun at a Donald Trump rally last year has revealed the three things he is looking forward to after he is released - including the famous Dorking Cockerel. Michael Sandford's mother Lynne said he is looking forward to seeing the Mole Valley countryside and cuddling his cat, Mischief....
  • Teachers’ Union: ‘Promote’ LGBT Lifestyles to Two Year Olds to Stop Hate Crime

    Transgender lifestyles and same-sex relationships should be ‘promoted’ to children as young as two to reduce hate crime, the National Union of Teachers (NUT) has said. Delegates at the union’s national conference in Cardiff on Monday voted for its members to teach about ‘LGBT+’ issues and lifestyles to toddlers starting from nursery school.
  • Why Were Foreign Intelligence Agencies Spying on Trump?

    04/18/2017 7:30:43 AM PDT · by detective · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 18, 2017 | Brian C. Joondeph
    Last month, Fox News regular Judge Andrew Napolitano claimed that President Obama and his cronies used British intelligence to spy on then candidate Donald Trump. That certainly caused a stir among the higher-ups at Fox News. A week later the outspoken judge was suspended from Fox. More specifically, Judge Napolitano accused the Obama administration of doing an end run around the U.S. intelligence community, using GCHQ, the British spy agency, to do its dirty work. GCHQ has unfettered access to the NSA database. Meaning that the Brits could request transcripts of conversations between the Trump campaign and any foreign players, then...
  • May to seek snap election for 8 June (UK)

    04/18/2017 3:15:08 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 53 replies
    BBC ^ | 18th April 2017
    UK PM Theresa May announces plan to call snap general election on 8 June. She said Britain needed certainty, stability and strong leadership following the EU referendum.
  • A U.S.-UK Trade Agreement and the Trump Re-Election Campaign

    04/17/2017 12:48:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Real Clear World ^ | April 17, 2017 | Christopher Smart & Marianne Schneider-Petsinger
    A U.S.-UK trade agreement would bring little probable benefit to the American economy, although the benefits to a certain Donald Trump could be huge. Given how tough it is to secure Congress’ approval of trade deals, it is overwhelmingly in America’s interest to muster limited political capital around a path to expanding trade with the much larger markets of the European Union. But a deal with the British may nonetheless find a fervent champion in President Trump. So far Trump has spoken of a potential agreement warmly but without specifics. By the spring of 2019 Britain will have formally left...