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  • Is the SNP reviving the idea of another Scottish independence referendum?

    04/26/2018 6:13:51 AM PDT · by Cronos · 4 replies
    The New statesman ^ | 7 April 2018 | Chris Deerin
    One SNP MP predicted another referendum “in the next two years”.what, then, to make of this week’s utterance from her normally gung-ho Westminster colleague Pete Wishart? The latter is neither a surgeon nor, it feels uncontroversial to say, particularly smart or savvy, but he somehow seems to have detected a change in the wind. In an article for iScot, one of those odd little pro-independence newsletters consumed only by diehards and MI5, he struck a cautious tone in relation to a new vote. “There is only one thing that determines my approach to a second independence referendum and that is...
  • Who Controls Your Kids' Lives?

    04/25/2018 5:10:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 25, 2018 | Ben Shapiro
    Former Republican Sen. Phil Gramm of Texas was fond of telling a story about his time stumping for educational change. "My educational policies are based on the fact that I care more about my children than you do," Gramm once said to a woman. "No, you don't," she replied. "OK," said Gramm. "What are their names?" Gramm's fundamental premise is inalterably correct: Parents care more about their children than do the members of the bureaucracy. But parents are being gradually curbed in their authority by precisely those bureaucrats across the West. On Tuesday, a British court condemned a not-yet-2-year-old child...
  • Breaking: UK Judge Denies Parents Request To Take Son To Italy For Medical Treatment

    04/24/2018 12:55:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/24/2018 | Ed Morrissey
    Remember the Charlie Gard case? Parents of the young child had to watch the National Health Service in the United Kingdom allow him to die after refusing to allow the child to leave the country for experimental treatment. The diagnosis was too dire and the case considered too terminal for parental wishes to be considered.A ghastly rerun is taking place, this time with Alfie Evans, only this time the diagnosis is unclear — and he’s surviving on his own after a court ordered him removed from a ventilator: Mr Justice Hayden also appeared to rule out his family’s wishes...
  • FlashBack: Does Trump need congressional approval to strike Syria? The debate, explained.

    04/14/2018 2:34:21 AM PDT · by blueplum · 5 replies
    Vox and others ^ | 07 Apr '17 | Dara Lind
    "It’s often easier, Congress has found, to just let the president do what he wants. "...It would be perfectly normal for the Trump administration to argue it doesn’t need Congress’s approval to go after Assad. It would court a fight over when and why the executive branch can get America’s military involved in operations overseas without input from Congress — but that fight has been going on for decades. "Indeed, the Obama administration made legal arguments for justifiable unilateral force that could be interpreted to validate what Trump did on Thursday night." {snip} "... By May 2016, according to a...
  • Sex, cash and the PM’s mother: Despite being married to a millionaire, Lady Melbourne is said [tr]

    04/13/2018 5:18:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 12, 2018 | Nick Rennison
    The mothers of British prime ministers don’t often sell their sexual favours for cash. But Lady Melbourne, whose son became the young Queen Victoria’s favourite politician, was an unusual woman. In the 1770s, it was rumoured that one of her lovers had sold her to the Earl of Egremont for £13,000 and she had pocketed half the money. Who knows if the rumours were true? But, as this entertaining — if occasionally disorganised — book shows, Lady Melbourne was a fascinating character. The poet Byron knew her when she was an older woman. Despite a 37-year difference in their ages,...
  • BREAKING: Parents file last-minute appeal to save baby Alfie Evans

    04/12/2018 9:04:02 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 12, 2018 | LifeSiteNews staff
    Defying a British publication ban, foreign media are reporting that Alfie Evans’ life support will be removed tomorrow. However, his parents have appealed the decision in a last-minute attempt to be allowed to determine their son’s course of care. Yesterday, Mr. Justice Hayden declared that the 23-month child’s life was “futile.” According to Italian newspaper La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana, the judge set April 13 as the date of Alfie’s death. This morning, Alfie’s parents, Tom Evans and Kate James, appealed this decision, asking the court to release their son into their care, so that they may take him to a...
  • London bans “weapons of war”

    04/08/2018 3:33:43 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 135 replies
    Glocktalk ^ | April 9,2019
    war might he be referring to? Knives. And, acid. “An epidemic of stabbings and acid attacks in London has gotten so bad that London mayor Sadiq Khan is announcing broad new "knife control" policies designed to keep these weapons of war out of the hands of Londoners looking to cause others harm.” The mayor further tweeted: “No excuses: there is never a reason to carry a knife. Anyone who does will be caught, and they will feel the full force of the law.” “Never a reason to carry a knife...” He’s probably right. If you dared to use one to...
  • London Mayor Threatens Arrest For Anyone In The City Caught With a Knife

    Wow!!!!!!! What’s next? Link: https://mobile.twitter.com/MayorofLondon/status/982906526334668800
  • London stabbings: 300 extra police deployed on streets to tackle spike in knife crime

    04/07/2018 6:31:56 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 98 replies
    Telegraph ^ | April 7, 2018 | Mark Molloy and Press Association
    Hundreds of additional police officers have been deployed on the streets of London this weekend in areas of the capital worst affected by the spike in violent crime. It comes as Mayor of London Sadiq Khan promised more arrests and backed increasing the use of intelligence-led stop and search by police, insisting keeping Londoners safe is his “top priority”. Mr Khan has also invited Home Secretary Amber Rudd and London MPs to a summit at City Hall next week to discuss new measures for tackling the violence. Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick has insisted the force has “not lost control”...
  • LIBTARD PARADE: Male choir told it must allow women to join

    04/07/2018 11:02:21 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 35 replies
    Newstarget ^ | 04/07/2018 | Ethan Huff
    An all-male choir in the United Kingdom that’s been in existence since 1956 is under assault by a local police chief, who’s demanding that women be granted access to the group in order to promote “gender equality.” Peter Goodman, who reportedly took over the Derbyshire Police force last summer, insists that the historic Derbyshire Constabulary Male Voice Choir’s men-only tradition runs counter to the force’s equal opportunity policies, which he wants to see changed to favor women at the expense of men. Back in September, Goodman asked the choir’s chairman, Kevin Griffiths, to begin accepting females, to which he declined....
  • Iraqi Nun Displaced by Islamic State Denied UK Visa

    04/06/2018 6:02:09 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 4/2/18 | David V Barrett
    Sister Ban Madleen wanted to visit her sick sister in BritainAn Iraqi nun who wants to visit her sick sister in the UK has been denied a visa by the Home Office. Sister Ban Madleen was driven out of Qaraqosh, the biggest Christian town in the Nineveh plains, by ISIS, who took over her Dominican convent. She settled as a refugee in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdestan, where she set up kindergartens. The refugees are returning to their home towns now that ISIS have been driven out. Sister Ban is not the first religious to have problems visiting Britain,...
  • Church of England Goes Cashless for Worshippers’ Contributions

    04/06/2018 5:54:48 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | 4/2/18 | Catherine Pepinster
    LONDON (RNS) — Like the widow offering small coins at the Temple in Luke’s Gospel, Christians have long been encouraged to not only pray but also make a financial contribution at their place of worship. The Church of England has now decided to make their financial transactions easier. Instead of expecting people to rummage for a few coins or bills, it plans to introduce cashless, contactless payments in its 16,000 churches and cathedrals. The payment machines will first be used for funeral fees, wedding notices or even to buy a coffee after the service. Later, people will also be able...
  • Tottenham shooting: Girl, 17, dies from gunshot wound

    04/03/2018 3:20:49 AM PDT · by BBell · 31 replies
    Two shootings in London in the space of an hour have left a 17-year-old girl dead and a boy, 16, critically ill. The teenage girl was found with a bullet wound in Tottenham on Monday night and pronounced dead at the scene. The boy had been found with gunshot wounds in Walthamstow earlier, with another boy, 15 who had stab injuries. The shootings come amid concerns over rising violent crime in the capital. Police are not treating the shootings as linked. Stella Creasy, MP for Walthamstow, said the 16-year-old boy - who was shot on Markhouse Road and taken to...
  • PETER HITCHENS: The 'patriotic' thought police came for Corbyn. You are next

    03/18/2018 5:38:31 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 31 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | 3/17/2018 | Peter Hitchens
    Is THIS a warning? In the past few days I have begun to sense a dangerous and dark new intolerance in the air, which I have never experiences before. An unbidden instinct tells me to be careful what I say or write, in case it ends badly for me. How badly? That is the trouble. I am genuinely unsure. I have been to too many countries where free speech is dangerous. But I have always assumed that there was no real risk here. Now, several nasty trends have come together. The treatment of Jeremy Corbyn, both by politicians and many...
  • Putin enemy found dead in London eight days after Skripal poisoning,

    03/14/2018 5:52:46 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 31 replies
    Telegraph ^ | Mar. 13, 2018
    Putin enemy found dead in London eight days after Skripal poisoning, as counter-terror police launch investigation ounter-terrorism police have opened an investigation into the “unexplained” death on British soil of an arch enemy of Vladimir Putin, just eight days after the nerve gas assassination attempt on a Russian double agent. Nikolai Glushkov, 68, the right-hand man of the deceased oligarch Boris Berezovsky, Mr Putin’s one-time fiercest rival, was found dead at his London home on Monday. A Russian media source said Glushkov, the former boss of the state airline Aeroflot, who said he feared he was on a Kremlin hit-list,...
  • Britain and Russia brace for showdown as deadline expires for nerve gas explanation

    03/13/2018 9:47:00 PM PDT · by cba123 · 16 replies
    It appears there was a deadline, for an explanation by Russia, for a nerve gas incident in England recently. That just passed. Not sure what, if anything will happen now. Just reporting that it appears that deadline just passed.
  • A Month of Islam and Multiculturalism in Britain: February 2018

    03/12/2018 4:20:45 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 12/3/18 | Soerent Kern
    February 1. Foreign Office officials invited 1,800 female staff members to wear Islamic headscarves to mark World Hijab Day. The department gave away taxpayer-funded headscarves, claiming they symbolized "liberation, respect and security." Critics, citing the compulsory veiling of women in Islamic countries such as Iran and Saudi Arabia, said the garment is a symbol of male oppression. Tory MP Andrew Bridgen said, "I'd like to know whose bright idea this was. It is ridiculous, a complete waste of taxpayers' money and not the business of a government department. I can't see the Foreign Office promoting Christianity or the handing out...
  • Canadian YouTuber and Activist Lauren Southern Denied Entry and Detained in the UK

    03/11/2018 10:19:19 PM PDT · by vladimir998 · 53 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3.11.18 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    Canadian YouTuber and right-wing activist Lauren Southern has been detained in the United Kingdom and has had her phone and passport taken from her.
  • British police identify over 200 witnesses in nerve agent attack

    03/11/2018 5:56:50 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 17 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 3/10/2018
    British police have identified more than 200 witnesses and are looking at more than 240 pieces of evidence in their investigation into a nerve agent attack on a Russian ex-spy and his daughter, UK interior minister Amber Rudd said on Saturday. Ms Rudd told reporters after chairing a meeting of the government’s Cobra security committee that more than 250 counter-terrorism police were involved in the investigation, which was proceeding with “speed and professionalism”. Former double agent Sergei Skripal (66) and his daughter Yulia (33) have been in hospital in a critical condition since Sunday, when they were found unconscious on...
  • Laughing At The Fake Feminists [Video only]

    03/08/2018 10:26:38 AM PST · by servo1969 · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3-8-2018 | Pat Condell
    [Transcript] When it comes to the ongoing wave of migrant rape and sexual assault in Europe the people I feel most sorry for are the refugee-friendly Progressive feminists because, when they get raped, they won't even know who to blame without being a racist. What am I saying... of course they will. They'll blame all men as usual while telling everybody else not to generalize. I hadn't intended to talk about this subject again for a while but it’s International Women’s Day so, how can I resist? You may know that a couple of recent videos of mine have been...