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  • British PM removes his name from list of Jewish National Fund patrons

    05/28/2011 10:43:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    haaretz ^ | 5/28/11 | Nir Hasson and Danna Harman
    British Prime Minister David Cameron has removed his name from a list of patrons of the UK branch of the Jewish National Fund - and pro-Palestinian activists have taken credit for the move. Cameron's decision to drop his link with the charity was explained by his office as simply having to do with "time constraints." In an e-mail, Downing Street reiterated the explanation without going into details. "The Prime Minister stepped down from a number of charities - including the JNF," the office wrote. Downing Street declined to comment on the fact that the Stop the JNF Campaign has actively...
  • War in Iraq: worst moment in UK history - British MP

    05/23/2011 7:05:19 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 13 replies
    RT News ^ | May 22 nd 2011 | RT interview
    As the last group of British Royal Navy training staff pulls out of Iraq on Sunday marking the end of the UK military operation in the country, British MP Paul Flynn told RT the war in Iraq was not really worth it. ­“With 179 British lives lost and ten billion pounds spent, there will be no celebrations, no parades or marches or flags out to mark the end of the war. And all we seem to have achieved is we have replaced one rotten government with another rotten government,” stated Flynn. According to the MP, the whole country understood it...
  • British royals 'used to be cannibals dining on human flesh'

    05/21/2011 7:50:51 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies ^ | May 20, 2011 |
    But now a new reason has emerged why the royals might be a particularly interesting subject, with the revelation that they used to dine on human flesh. Kate and Wills will hopefully not follow the cannibal traditions of their ancestors (PA) According to a new book on medicinal cannibalism, written by University of Durham academic Dr Richard Sugg, well-off and well-educated Brits used to eat human flesh, blood and bones as medicine. This practice apparently took place in other parts of Europe as well up until the end of the 18th century. While referring to the barbarity of cannibals in...
  • Allied diplomats pressed Pope Pius to be silent on Nazi deportations

    05/20/2011 9:49:27 PM PDT · by bronxville · 40 replies
    CNS ^ | May 20th, 2011 | Staff
    MANCHESTER, England (CNS) -- U.S. and British diplomats discussed exerting pressure on Pope Pius XII to be silent about the Nazi deportations of Hungarian Jews, according to newly discovered documentation. The British feared that the wartime pope might make a "radio appeal on behalf of the Jews in Hungary" and that in the course of his broadcast would "also criticize what the Russians are doing in occupied territory." Sir Francis D'Arcy Osborne, the British ambassador to the Vatican, told an American diplomat that "something should be done to prevail upon the pope not to do this as it will have...
  • The Perverted Politics of the Redgrave Family

    05/16/2011 6:30:10 PM PDT · by CharlyFord · 15 replies
    Pajamasmedia ^ | 16 May 2011 | Roger Simon and Lionel Chetwynd
    British author Tim Adler's latest book, "House of Redgrave: The Secret Lives of a Theatrical Dynasty", is filled with bombshell revelations about one of Britain's most celebrated acting families. On this week's Poliwood, Roger Simon and Lionel Chetwynd delve into the sordid politics to which Vanessa Redgrave and her brother Corin were dedicated. How did these children of privilege come to think of themselves as leaders of the working class? And why did they embrace the leader of the Workers Revolutionary Party even after he admitted to having "red sex slaves"?
  • Al-Qaeda Bomber was Agent for British Intelligence

    04/27/2011 10:19:53 AM PDT · by Crimson Elephant · 1+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | 27 April 2011 | David Maddox
    AN AL-QAEDA militant accused of carrying out a bombing campaign across Pakistan in 2002 was a British agent, according to the latest Wikileaks revelations.
  • Russia Holds Obama For Suspicion Of Being a British Spy Back In 2005!

    04/24/2011 7:12:51 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 58 replies
    American reporter ^ | September 6, 2009 · 10:34 AM | american reporter
    Today Russian President V. Putin ordered U.S. Senator Barack Obama, who is also tight with MOSSAD, to be held in custody under suspicion of being a British operative illegally spying in Russia at off-limits secret facilities.
  • Britons shot in Florida killed as part of 'gang initiation'

    04/18/2011 9:56:01 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 18 Apr 2011 | Paul Thompson, in Florida and Nick Britten
    Two British friends shot dead on a crime-ridden American housing estate were ambushed and murdered, possibly as part of a gang initiation. James Cooper, 25, and James Kouzaris, 24, were in Florida when they were killed at 3am in a gangland area rarely visited by tourists. They apparently accepted a lift from someone they met in a bar, thinking they were being driven home. A 16 year-old, named locally as Shawn Tyson, was charged with their murder. It emerged yesterday that he was freed by a judge last week despite being arrested over an armed robbery. The bodies of Mr...
  • Florida murders: Britons 'forced at gunpoint to go to run-down housing estate'

    04/22/2011 12:48:43 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 40 replies ^ | 7:01PM BST 21 Apr 2011 | By Paul Thompson
    Police investigating the murder of two British tourists in Florida believe they were ordered at gunpoint into a run-down housing estate where they were robbed before being shot dead. They are working on a theory that James Cooper and James Kouzaris were confronted by the alleged gunman Shawn Tyson as they tried to find an all-night restaurant. The 16 year-old is thought to have frogmarched the pair away from a well lit road and into the series of one way streets that make up the “no go” area of the Courts housing project in the Newtown, north Sarasota. [SNIP] Tyson...
  • 'I just grabbed the geezer': Hero squaddie seizes top Taliban leader after desert FIST FIGHT

    04/16/2011 12:42:21 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 46 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 15th April 2011
    Face to face with a Taliban bomber after a high-speed desert chase, Private Lee Stephens acted on instinct and adrenalin. With no time to consider his own safety, he leapt unarmed from his Warrior armoured vehicle, dragged the insurgent from his motorcycle and laid into him with his fists. Gunner Pte Stephens, 30, from Solihull, did not have time to get his gun. He said: ‘I jumped out and I grabbed the geezer. ‘It was mark one left, mark two right fists. That was it. No weapons, just my hands.’ It was only afterwards that the full significance of his...
  • Elderly British Sailor Crosses Atlantic on Raft

    04/07/2011 9:52:03 AM PDT · by a real Sheila · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 07, 2011 | ASSOC PRESS
    PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten -- An 85-year-old British sailor who dreamed of crossing the Atlantic on a raft as a young boy completed the journey with three friends Wednesday. The crossing to this Caribbean island, led by Anthony Smith of London, took about two months and was generally smooth except for damage to two rudders on the large, sail-powered raft. "Some people say it was mad," he told The Associated Press when he
  • How will Anglo-American relations fare when America is no longer majority white?

    04/04/2011 11:01:59 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 20 replies
    Telegraph ^ | Ed West
    America’s Census results show that the country is being transformed “into a much browner, more suburban, more southern and western place”. The Economist reports: According to a recent study from the Census Bureau, the majority of them are now from groups normally considered minorities, chiefly Hispanics and blacks. The latest release of data from last year’s decennial census confirms that whites still constitute a slender majority, 54%, of those under 18, and a larger one, 64%, of the population as a whole. America’s demographic change is rapid enough to be called a revolution. Over the past decade minorities accounted for...
  • The British soldier who broke into Auschwitz: Denis Avey swapped uniforms with Jewish pal

    04/01/2011 4:44:03 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 32 replies
    A former British soldier and prisoner of war has recalled the horror he felt after swapping uniforms with a Dutch Jew - and breaking into Auschwitz. Denis Avey, 92, was captured during World War II and sent to the IG Farben plant, known as Auschwitz III, where the deadly gas was produced. But when Mr Avey was told about the mass killings and smelled the horrendous stench from nearby crematoriums he vowed to witness the atrocities for himself. The brave soldier bribed guards with cigarettes and swapped uniforms with a Dutch Jew who was roughly the same height. With the...
  • Even Worse than British Unions

    03/26/2011 11:25:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3/27/11 | Robert Feneron
    Viewers from "across the pond" are watching with keen interest, as the elemental struggle between Republican politicians and the public sector unions is played out. With, on the one hand, a sense of "déjà vu", and on the other, a feeling that, for once, the old country is in better shape, British observers can see clearly the similarities in circumstances, but also the (primarily legal) differences, between our two countries. The first obvious parallel between the British and US trade union movements is their almost complete colonization by the Left. Starting in the 1960s, unions in both countries increasingly came...
  • Burger King boss insults British

    03/13/2011 5:15:07 PM PDT · by wiseone · 94 replies
    telegraph ^ | 3/12/2011 | Nick Britten
    Burger King boss insults British women and food The chief executive of Burger King has described British women as ugly and English food as “terrible”, in a gaffe likely to enrage his customers in this country.
  • Dead Men Risen: The snipers' story (WOW! AMAZING SHOOTING - EVEN A QUIGLEY!

    03/13/2011 4:46:25 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 86 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | March 13, 2011 | Toby Harnden
    Operating from a remote patrol base in Helmand, two British snipers were responsible for killing 75 Taliban fighters in just 40 days. In one remarkable feat of marksmanship, two insurgents were dispatched with a single bullet. The arrival at the newly-established Patrol Base Shamal Storrai (Pashto for “North Star”) in late August 2009 of Serjeant Tom Potter and Rifleman Mark Osmond marked the start of an astonishing episode in the history of British Army sniping. Within 40 days, the two marksmen from 4 Rifles, part of the Welsh Guards Battle group, had achieved 75 confirmed kills with 31 attributed to...
  • Nick Clegg orders universities to lower entrance requirements - but only for poorer students

    02/08/2011 10:13:07 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11:17 PM on 8th February 2011 | James Chapman
    Nick Clegg is to make an explosive attack on British universities as ‘instruments of social segregation’ as he orders them to stop taking so many middle-class students. The Deputy Prime Minister will this week insist that top institutions must ‘throw open their doors’ and lower their entrance requirements for the less well-off.
  • Cambridge University first to charge £9,000 fees - unless your family's poor

    02/08/2011 10:06:02 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 6 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5:20 AM on 9th February 2011 | Kate Loveys
    Cambridge has become the first university to announce that it will charge maximum tuition fees of £9,000 a year. But it will give hefty discounts to poorer students, which means the middle classes will bear the brunt of the move. MPs voted in December to raise tuition fees to £6,000 per year from 2012, with universities allowed to charge £9,000 in exceptional circumstances.
  • Americans are angry with us for polluting their language

    02/07/2011 5:08:46 AM PST · by NCjim · 138 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | February 7, 2011 | Kath Hinton
    After mangling our language for years, Americans are complaining about the invasion of traditional British lingo, says Kath Hinton. New Yorkers always fall for a nice English accent: whenever my well-spoken sister-in-law visits, they trill at her flowing diction and faultless vowels. Coming from Liverpool, I have a trickier time. In fact, I stopped ordering butter after three waiters in one smart restaurant failed to grasp my pronunciation. "Bootta! Bootta!" I pleaded, while my American friends wept with joy at my embarrassment. Now, however, it is the words we Anglo-Saxons use, not how we say them, that is causing a...
  • British PM calls multiculturalism a failure

    02/05/2011 5:40:29 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/5/11 | AFP
    MUNICH, Germany (AFP) – British Prime Minister David Cameron condemned his country's long-standing policy of multiculturalism as a failure Saturday, saying it was partly to blame for fostering Islamist extremism. In a speech to the Munich Security Conference, Cameron said many young British Muslims were drawn to violent ideology because they found no strong collective identity in Britain. Signalling a marked change in policy towards ethnic and religious minorities, he urged a "more active, muscular liberalism" where equal rights, the rule of law, freedom of speech and democracy were actively promoted. ... Many criticised his timing, on the day that...