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  • UK: Anti-Israel org's bank accounts shut down over terror links (Palestine Solidarity Campaign)

    11/30/2015 3:05:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    INN ^ | 11/30/2015, 11:04 AM | Ari Soffer
    Britain's leading anti-Israel organization has had its bank accounts closed, after it was revealed it may have been "inadvertently" funding Palestinian terrorism. The radical Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) - which counts UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn as one of its patrons - was informed by the Co-operative Bank that its accounts were being closed due to the "high risk" destinations of its funds, many of which are donated to Hamas-linked agencies and other extremist groups in Gaza, Judea and Samaria. ...
  • Jeremy Corbyn told to resign by Labour MPs as Syria vote engulfs his leadership (Britain)

    11/27/2015 6:43:28 AM PST · by NRx · 6 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11-27-2015 | Christopher Hope, and Peter Dominiczak
    Jeremy Corbyn should resign over his "unacceptable" behaviour towards Syria air strikes vote, former Labour ministers have said as the first senior figures in the party break cover against his leadership. Ex-ministers Fiona Mactaggart and John Spellar have urged the Labour leader to take the "sensible" decision to stand down because of the damaging divisions his leadership is creating. Former Home Office minister Ms Mactaggart said his position had become “unsustainable” while fellow ex-minister Mr Spellar said Mr Corbyn’s behaviour over the Syria vote had been “unacceptable”. A third ex Labour minister minister Frank Field said that the party "needs...
  • Labour MPs who criticize Jeremy Corbyn online to be 'silenced'

    11/23/2015 10:21:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12:18PM GMT 23 Nov 2015 | Michael Wilkinson
    Labour's ruling body will silence MPs and party members who criticize Jeremy Corbyn on social media. The National Executive Committee has agreed to create a new code of conduct to tackle the "very harmful leaks to the media" and curb the "very damaging way in which social media is being used". It comes after Mr. Corbyn's first 10 weeks as Labour leader have been dogged by open criticism by his own MPs. ...
  • Just before Paris climate summit, Britain slashes wind, solar subsidies

    11/21/2015 5:56:19 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/21/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    On November 30th President Obama will join hordes of our ecological betters from around the world at the Paris Climate Summit. Weighty topics of how to save the planet will be discussed and agreements are expected which will further push the cause of eliminating carbon, fossil fuels and everything else we rely on to keep civilization chugging along. One of the leaders in the field of green energy and allegedly reduced carbon emissions has been Great Britain, which makes it all the more odd that just before the big confab kicks off, they’ve , preferring to focus on converting...
  • UKIP accused of 'trying to divide Oldham' with by-election leaflet following Paris terror attacks

    11/18/2015 1:43:12 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    Manchester Evening News ^ | Monday, November 17, 2015 | Jennifer Williams
    The row was sparked after a by-election leaflet claimed Labour want uncontrolled immigration and to abolish the army. UKIP have been accused of trying to stir up racial hatred in Oldham following the Paris terror attacks. A by-election leaflet distributed by the anti-EU party -- which at first sight looks like a Labour pamphlet -- lists 'uncontrolled, mass immigration', the 'axeing' of the armed forces, the abolition of the monarchy and handing back the Falklands as Labour party policies. But Labour said Nigel Farage was attempting to 'divide Oldham again' -- a reference to the bitter race riots of 2001....
  • Watch: UKIP Leader Says Obama Wants To Kill Britain Through Islamic Immigration

    11/17/2015 1:27:32 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Nov 17, 2015 | Andre Walker
  • British Prime Minister Cameron's Conservatives on track for absolute majority (Landslide)

    05/08/2015 4:27:23 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 43 replies
    FOX News ^ | May 8, 2015
    David Cameron's second term as British Prime Minister was confirmed Friday after his Conservative Party won enough seats to form a working majority in the 650-member House of Commons. Shortly before noon Friday, London time, the Conservatives, or Tories, had won 324 seats to 229 It would be the first time the Conservatives had won a parliamentary majority since 1992. Cameron is the first Conservative Prime Minister to win re-election since Margaret Thatcher.
  • British Elections: A Guide For the Perplexed

    05/06/2015 1:40:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 6, 2015 | Paul Greenberg
    As a public service, here is a brief guide for Americans to tomorrow's British elections. Not that you really need one. The operating principle is easy enough to understand -- like the British taste for delicacies like toad in the hole, bubble-and-squeak and spotted dick. Not to mention specialties like kippers salty enough to make the Dead Sea seem alkaline. As I said, easy to understand. Like the game of cricket, whose rules are as clear to an American as a London fog. Once the election returns are in tomorrow night, it's just a matter of coalition-building, a game that...
  • Right-Wing Wins British Elections

    05/03/2002 8:05:04 PM PDT · by Spar · 48 replies · 715+ views
    AP ^ | Fri May 3, 3:51 PM ET | BETH GARDINER
    Right-Wing Wins British Elections Fri May 3, 3:51 PM ET By BETH GARDINER, Associated Press Writer BURNLEY, England (AP) - The anger that once exploded into riots in this ramshackle northern English town made itself felt again this week, more quietly but with equal power. Voters put three far-right anti-immigration candidates from the British National Party on the city council, prompting outrage in the political mainstream and fear among many foreign-born residents. "A stain on the town," proclaimed the local Lancashire Evening Telegraph. "Good luck to them," said Geoffrey Haworth, a BNP supporter. David John Edwards, Carol Hughes and Terence...
  • Oldham MP: Vote anything but BNP

    04/18/2002 3:05:09 AM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 1 replies · 4+ views
    BBC ^ | Thursday, 18 April, 2002, 08:48 GMT 09:48 UK | BBC NEWS
    A Labour MP is urging people in Oldham to vote for any party to stop the far-right British National Party (BNP) winning a seat in the local elections. Phil Woolas wants to prevent the BNP winning any council seats at all in the forthcoming poll.The MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth told BBC Radio 4's Today programme he wanted people to vote "Conservative, Liberal Democrat or whoever" instead. Oldham was ravaged by three nights of violence between white and Asian youths last May, after the BNP campaigned in the town ahead of the general election. And in that election, BNP...
  • Jeremy Corbyn and his crew dont want to win elections they want to discredit them

    10/25/2015 2:03:45 PM PDT · by relictele · 2 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 24 Oct 2015 | Janet Daley
    When the Labour leadership was in the throes of one of its recent shambolic policy re-alignments it may have been the volte face on support for the Governments fiscal charter, or the contradictory announcements on renewing Trident a colleague of mine said: Is this too serious to be funny, or is it too funny to be serious? I think we have the answer to that question now. With the announcement last week of Seumas Milnes appointment as head of Labour strategy and communications, there can no longer be scope for doubt. This is deadly serious. To appreciate just...
  • UK should 'enforce Syria no-fly zone even if Russia vetoes UN resolution'

    10/12/2015 9:54:38 AM PDT · by McGruff · 10 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 12 October 2015 | Patrick Wintour
    Britain and its western allies should be prepared to enforce a no-fly zone inside Syria to protect refugees even if Russia vetoes a UN resolution, the Labour co-chair of the all-party parliamentary group on Syria has said. Jo Cox, working in conjunction with the former Conservative international development secretary Andrew Mitchell, is pressing the British government to develop a new comprehensive diplomatic political and military strategy focused on protecting Syrian civilians against attacks both by Isis and Syrias president, Bashar al-Assad.
  • Jeremy Corbyns top team encouraged street riots

    09/27/2015 2:25:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11:27PM BST 26 Sep 2015 | Andrew Gilligan
    Key members of Jeremy Corbyns team have actively supported insurrection and rioting against the police, a Telegraph investigation has found. John McDonnell, the shadow chancellor, Andrew Fisher, Mr. Corbyns new political adviser, and John Ross, a close ally and economic expert, have all condoned or justified violence. A trawl by this newspaper of archives, reports and internet postings shows how Mr. Corbyns inner circle has frequently supported civil unrest and even praised violent demonstratorsincluding in one case a hooligan jailed for hurling a fire extinguisher at police from the top of a building.
  • Jeremy Corbyn: 9/11 Was 'Manipulated' [UK Shadow Prime Minister Says It Was A Hoax!!]

    09/25/2015 7:04:57 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 26 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | September 25, 2015 | Peter Dominiczak
    Jeremy Corbyn: 9/11 Was 'Manipulated' In comments that will raise questions about his suitability to lead the Labour Party, Mr Corbyn appeared to blame George Bush and Tony Blair for using the September 11 attacks in New York to allow them to go to war By Peter Dominiczak 25 Sep 2015 Jeremy Corbyn has claimed that 9/11 was "manipulated" to make it look like Osama Bin Laden was responsible to allow the West to go to war in Afghanistan.
  • [UK] Labours Vegan Farming Spokesman: Treat Meat Eaters Like Smokers, Meat Like Tobacco

    09/24/2015 11:20:31 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 34 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 24 Sep 2015 | Sarkis Zeronian
    Labours vegan farming spokesman believes meat should be treated like tobacco with a public health campaign to stop it being eaten. Kerry McCarthy MP was recently named the Labour Partys Shadow Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Jeremy Corbyns appointment of a vegan farming spokesman was always going to be controversial. Not only is McCarthys 20 year-long vegan lifestyle choice in potential conflict with a large section of Britains agricultural economy, she is a Vice President of the League Against Cruel Sports which seeks to ban countryside pursuits favoured by many farming communities.
  • New British Labor Leader Says He Has Jewish Ancestry (Corbyn)

    09/20/2015 3:14:05 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    INN ^ | 9/20/2015, 5:09 AM | Ben Ariel
    The new leader of the British Labor party, Jeremy Corbyn, is saying that he has some Jewish ancestry, the Jewish Chronicle reports. Speaking in an interview with the Church Times, Corbyn revealed that there was a Jewish element in the family. [] Corbyn, who was elected Labor leader a week ago, has stirred up some controversy as he infamously called Hamas and Hezbollah as his friends. In the days before the vote he also received an endorsement from Hamas, with the terrorist group hailing him for his sympathetic stance towards them. Corbyns election as head of Britains opposition was a...
  • Why Jeremy Corbyn Scares British Jews So Much

    09/17/2015 3:55:37 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 12 replies
    Forward.com ^ | September 13, 2015 | Liam Hoare
    His politics are that of principled rebellion. Between 2005 and 2010, when Labour was in government, Corbyn voted against party lines 25% of the time. Known for his anti-war politics, he has publicly supported both the Palestine Solidarity Campaign and Irish republicans. In 1996 the Guardian editorialized that his ill-timed meeting with Gerry Adams of Sinn Fein made him a fool whom the Labour Party would probably be better off without. Now, with the party in disarray, Corbyn has come out of obscurity to become Labours next leader and British Jewry is worried. In a recent Survation poll, 67%...
  • Labour confirms Corbyn DIDN'T sing national anthem at service to honour Battle of Britain

    09/15/2015 5:24:53 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 15 September 2015 | Martin Robinson and Tom McTague,
    Jeremy Corbyn tonight claimed his refusal to sing the national anthem at a memorial service to remember the heroes of the Battle of Britain was 'respectful'. The new Labour leader, a committed pacifist and republican, stood silently as the congregation at St Paul's Cathedral sang God Save the Queen on the aerial conflict's 75th anniversary. Mr Corbyn, who was dressed in non-matching jacket and trousers and had failed to properly button his shirt, was branded a 'disgrace' by critics. The 66-year-old socialist tonight defended his actions. A spokesman said Mr Corbyn had attended the service 'to show respect for those...
  • Jeremy Corbyn branded 'disloyal' after refusing to sing national anthem

    09/15/2015 1:10:35 PM PDT · by NRx · 20 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 09-15-2015 | Peter Dominiczak
    Jeremy Corbyn was on Tuesday branded disloyal for refusing to sing the national anthem on a day of chaos which saw one of his shadow cabinet ministers threaten to resign over the European Union. The new Labour leader faced heavy criticism for standing in silence while God Save the Queen was played during a Battle of Britain remembrance ceremony at St Pauls Cathedral attended by the Prime Minister, Defence Secretary and scores of military leaders. Former military commanders as well as Labour and Tory MPs said he was dishonourable for refusing to sing the national anthem. Mr Corbyn later insisted...
  • The British Labour Party Sets Itself on Fire

    09/15/2015 8:41:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/15/2015 | Charles C.W. Cooke
    Last Friday, the British Labour Party introduced an assisted dying bill into parliament. The following day, in an attempt to demonstrate that they stood squarely behind the measure, the partys members elected Jeremy Corbyn as their new leader. Since 1974, Labour has won only three elections all of them under the moderate stewardship of Tony Blair. By selecting a rabble-rousing socialist to lead it into the future, the British Left has sent a clear message to the public at large. That message? That it is happy to lose in perpetuity if it can moan and emote along the way....
  • Meet Jeremy Corbyn, the New Loony-Left, Anti-Semitic, Socialist Leader of Britains Labour Party

    09/14/2015 5:27:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/14/2016 | John Fund
    Socialist Jeremy Corbyns victory to become the new leader of Britains Labour party doesnt have an exact parallel in the Unites States. But just imagine if the nominee of the Democratic party was selected by a vote of party members. Say that Bernie Sanders decided to run, but he needed the backing of 35 of his fellow Democrats in Congress to be considered. He was so extreme, though, that he didnt have their support. Then 14 Democrats either out of pity or a desire to broaden the debate lent him their names so he could get on the...
  • Labour Elects Far-Left Leader in British Politics Shake-Up

    09/12/2015 7:48:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | 09/12/2015
    LONDON A veteran anti-war campaigner known for his unapologetically socialist views has won a landslide victory to lead Britain's opposition Labour Party an outcome that delighted supporters and dismayed others who never imagined he could be elected. The overwhelming support for far-left lawmaker Jeremy Corbyn, 66, was one of the biggest shake-ups in British politics in decades. His win Saturday marks a sharp left turn for his party and will significantly challenge the tone of mainstream British politics, which is now dominated by Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives. "It's certainly the most high-profile position an overt socialist...
  • Britain's Labour Party elects Jeremy Corbyn as new leader

    09/12/2015 2:45:04 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 14 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 12, 2015 | Sylvia Hui,
    Veteran far-left lawmaker Jeremy Corbyn was elected leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party on Saturday, a runaway victory that threatens to further divide the party as it struggles to recover from a heavy defeat in elections earlier this year. Corbyn's win is one of the biggest political shake-ups in British politics in decades, marking a sharp left turn for his party and a rejection of the more centrist policies of his predecessors. The silver-haired and bearded Corbyn, 66, has drawn vitriol and admiration in equal measure with his old-school socialist views: He wants more taxation for the rich, strongly opposes...
  • Inquiry Launched Into 'Bugging" Muslim MP

    02/03/2008 9:56:30 PM PST · by blam · 3 replies · 161+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-4-2008 | Robert Winnett
    Inquiry launched into 'bugging' of Muslim MP By Robert Winnett, Deputy Political Editor Last Updated: 1:52am GMT 04/02/2008 Jack Straw, the Justice Secretary, has launched a formal inquiry into claims a senior Labour Muslim MP had been bugged during private meetings with a constituent. David Davis' bugging warning letter in full Leader: Reasoning to listen with Sadiq Khan MP Scotland Yard is alleged to have eavesdropped on meetings between Sadiq Khan, a Government whip, and a terrorist suspect currently being held in prison. The police and security services have been barred from bugging MPs for more than 40 years. Watch:...

    09/12/2015 12:26:59 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 10 replies
    EpicTimes ^ | Sept 7, 2015 | Richard Ebeling
    The attempt to establish a comprehensive socialist system in many parts of the world over the last one hundred years has been one of the cruelest and most brutal episodes in human history. Some historians have estimated that as many as 200 million people may have died as part of the dream of creating a collectivist Paradise on Earth. Making a better new world was taken to mean the extermination, the liquidation, the mass murder of all those that the socialist revolutionary leaders declared to be class enemies, including the families, the children of enemies of the people. The Bloody...
  • The day the Labour Party died (Great Britain)

    09/12/2015 12:56:53 PM PDT · by NRx · 7 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 09-12-2015 | Dan Hodges
    In affectionate remembrance of the Labour Party, which died at the Queen Elizabeth II conference centre, Westminster, on 12 September, 2015. Deeply lamented by a large circle of sorrowing friends and acquaintances. R.I.P. The body will be cremated, and the ashes taken to Islington. Its possible to look at the positives, because there are positives. Change has come to one of the two great establishment parties. Real change, not that plastic hopey, changed stuff so beloved of spin doctors, politicians and commentators. A genuine buzz and excitement has surrounded the election of a British political leader. OK, it may have...
  • Leftist Jeremy Corbyn elected leader of Britains Labour Party (Political Bombshell)

    09/12/2015 12:23:24 PM PDT · by NRx · 16 replies
    WaPo ^ | 09-12-2015 | Griff Witte
    LONDON Jeremy Corbyns stunning transformation from perennial leftist rebel to leader of Britains Labour Party upended British politics on Saturday and delivered a striking message worldwide: At this anti-establishment moment, parties of the left are just as vulnerable to populist takeovers as parties of the right. The Corbyn victory represented an extraordinary rebuke to Labours more centrist powers-that-be, especially to former prime minister Tony Blair, who had campaigned vigorously against Corbyn and who argued that his selection would mean the partys annihilation.
  • Trump Discusses Ukraine and Syria with European Politicians Via Video Link

    09/11/2015 9:13:51 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 21 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | SEPTEMBER 11, 2015
    Trump praised Germanys decision to take in Syrian refugees and proposed creating a safe zone some place in Syria in order to stop the flow of migrants travelling to Europe. He criticised Germany and other European countries for not doing enough to support Ukraine in its conflict with Russia, however. We will make statements and I think those statements will be honoured, he said of a putative Trump policy towards Ukraine. The fact is that the Ukraine is an amazing place. These are people who know whats right and theyre not being treated right.
  • U.K.'s left wing takes hard anti-U.S. turn

    09/12/2015 10:49:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 12, 2015 | Dan Hannan, British MEP
    For the first time in a lifetime of political analysis, I find myself lost for words. Nothing I write can do justice to the calamity that Britain's Labour Party has just inflicted on itself. The best I can do, to give you a sense of the man newly elected as Leader of Her Majesty's Opposition, is to summarize some of his opinions. Jeremy Corbyn is happy to talk to Irish Republican Army men, avowed anti-Semites and Hezbollah militants; but he refuses "out of principle" to talk to the Sun newspaper, a right-wing tabloid. He campaigns for the national rights of...
  • What does newly elected Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn think?

    09/12/2015 11:04:42 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 29 replies
    Guardianr ^ | Saturday 12 September | Nadia Khomami
    Corbyn was opposed to the Iraq war and has suggested that Tony Blair should stand trial as a war criminal over it. Corbyn says that immigration is not a drain on the economy and has campaigned on behalf of asylum seekers, most recently over the need to rescue Mediterranean refugees. Corbyn has proposed a National Education Service, which he says would be every bit as vital and as free at the point of use as our NHS. The service would begin with universal childcare. Corbyn has said he will also look at abolishing the charitable status of private schools. Corbyn...
  • Donald Trump was tricked into thanking U.K. Labour Partys new left-wing leader

    eremy Corbyn, a longtime left-wing Labour politician, won his party's leadership contest in a landslide vote this morning. And Donald Trump accidentally congratulated him. Into his endless timeline of compliments and insults came a sincere-looking comment from @HamishP95, a self-described Labour Party member with a couple hundred followers. Trump retweeted it.
  • Socialist Corbyn wins UK Labour leadership in landslide

    09/12/2015 5:31:43 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 30 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 09/12/15 | Roland Jackson
    adical leftwinger Jeremy Corbyn on Saturday won the crown of Britain's main opposition Labour party in a landslide victory, becoming the nation's most left-wing political leader for over 30 years. The 66-year-old socialist, whose policies have been compared to those of Greece's Syriza and Spain's Podemos, was named leader after clinching 59.5 percent of the 422,664 votes cast by Labour party members and supporters. The newly-elected leader condemned "grotesque levels of inequality" and "an unfair welfare system" in his victory speech to party members in central London. The veteran campaigner also called for Britain's Conservative government to show more "compassion"...
  • Labour Selects Muslim Lawyer to Stand for London Mayor

    09/11/2015 12:32:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    London could get its first Muslim mayor after the main opposition Labour party selected Sadiq Khan, a bus drivers son and former government minister, as its candidate Friday. Khan, a former human rights lawyer, will stand in elections being held next May to decide who should follow Conservative Boris Johnson, one of Britains best-known politicians, into City Hall. While the mayor of London has fewer powers than in comparable world cities such as New York, it is a high-profile job which usually attracts ambitious figures.
  • atch: UK Labour MP Snaps When Challenged over Hamas 'Friends'

    07/13/2015 11:36:30 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/7/15 | Ari Soffer
    One of the candidates to lead Britain's Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn, has come under scrutiny for comments he once made calling Islamist terrorist groups Hamas and Hezbollah his "friends." As the Labour leadership race heats up, Corbyn has seen his controversial comments - and his decision to invite members of the terrorist groups to parliament in the first place - come back to haunt him, with the topic being brought up in successive interviews Monday. But it seems the grilling was a little too much for Corbyn, who finally snapped during this interview with Channel 4: Video He is one...
  • End Austerity Now, demand Britons

    06/20/2015 4:35:16 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 24 replies
    The Hindu ^ | 6/21/2015 | Parvathi Menon
    End austerity: its cheating us all; Jobs not Trident; No cuts; Defy Tory rule; Cut war not welfare; Stop fracking; a Living Wage for mothers; and, The Pope gets it, why cant you? With the slogans emblazoned on banners, posters and flags, anti-austerity marchers shouted slogans, sang, and beat drums, as they walked through London in what is being called the biggest protest march that the city has seen. The End Austerity Now demonstration saw participation by an estimated crowd of between 70,000 and 250,000, all coming together to protest against cuts imposed due to austerity, the threats to the...
  • The Biggest Loser of the Night? Russell Brand

    05/09/2015 1:20:49 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    Forget Vince Cable. Forget, if you can, Ed Balls (and I know thats hard, because what a joyous result that was). Expel from your mind the image of Nick Clegg crying into his cornflakes this morning while texting his old pals in the Euro-oligarchy to see if they will give him a new plush job that involves no contact with pesky plebs. For last night there was an even bigger loser than those guys. Russell Brand. Or Rusty Rockets, as his politics-packed Twitterfeed has it. Rusty being the operative word, for now we know that the much-hyped ability of slebs...
  • Andy Burnham Favourite to Become Labour Leader After Ed Miliband Resigns

    05/08/2015 2:32:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Bookmakers place former health secretary ahead of Yvette Cooper, Chuka Umunna and others to take over in wake of Miliband resignationAndy Burnham has emerged as the favourite to replace Ed Miliband, after the Labour leader stood down in the hours after the partys disastrous general election result. Bookmakers placed the former health secretary ahead of Yvette Cooper, Chuka Umunna and others to take over from Miliband. According to one bookmaker, David Miliband was also in the running. But others agreed that Dan Jarvis and Tristram Hunt had a better chance. The contenders Andy Burnham Live Election live: Osborne and May...
  • George Galloway, critic of Israel and Iraq war, ousted in UK election

    05/08/2015 4:13:53 AM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/08/2015
    George Galloway, the socialist firebrand best known in America for his condemnations of Israel and the Iraq War, was soundly defeated for re-election to Parliament in Thursday's British general election. Galloway, a former Labour member who won the seat for Bradford West in the northwest of England in a 2012 special election, was beaten by Labour's Naz Shah, a political newcomer who overcome childhood poverty, a teenage forced marriage and the imprisonment of her mother for killing an abusive partner. Shah had urged voters to reject Galloway because "we do not need a one-man Messiah to tell us how to...
  • David Miliband sticks the knife in: Ed's older brother demands 'deep and honest thinking' [tr]

    05/08/2015 12:20:35 PM PDT · by C19fan · 1 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 8, 2015 | Tom McTague
    David Miliband tonight demanded deep and honest thinking in the Labour Party to recover from the humiliating defeat suffered at the hands of his brother. The former foreign secretary quit Parliament two years after Ed beat him to the Labour leadership in September 2010 following the partys last crushing election defeat. Mr Miliband, who moved to the US to take up a job at the refugee charity International Rescue and has pointedly refused to rule out a return to Westminster, said Labour needed to rebuild progressive politics.
  • Humiliation for Obama's election guru in his last campaign: David Axelrod sees Labour shellacked

    05/08/2015 10:24:12 AM PDT · by mojito · 44 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 5/8/2015 | Francesca Chambers
    President Obama's campaign mastermind suffered a humiliating end to his political career today as the British Labour party he was paid almost $500,000 to help to victory plunged to a catastrophic defeat. David Axelrod had been touted as the man to get Labour's Ed Miliband into - and the Conservative prime minister David Cameron out of - Downing Street. Instead he slunk out of Britain early, as his former Obama campaign colleague Jim Messina, who advised the winning Conservatives, crowed over a victory which had 'stunned the world'. Axelrod had already vowed that he was 'done with campaigns' after complaining...
  • End of the road for Red Ed: Labour leader admits defeat and quits after leading party to [tr]

    05/08/2015 6:36:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 8, 2015 | Matt Chorley
    Ed Miliband today announced he was quitting as Labour leader after calling David Cameron to congratulate him on his extraordinary election victory. He insisted he took full responsibility for the dreadful night of results, which saw big names including Ed Balls, Douglas Alexander and Jim Murphy swept out by the Tories and the SNP. He thanked his supporters for their backing, selfies and the 'most unlikely cult ever' Milifandom, as he confirmed Harriet Harman will take over as acting leader. 'I am truly sorry I did not succeed. I did my best for five years,' he said. 'We've come back...
  • Landslide: British PM Cameron, Tories trounce Labor party

    05/08/2015 4:58:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/08/2015
    <p>British Prime Minister David Cameron and his Tory party all but vanquished the opposing Labor Party and proved pre-election polls wrong with a resounding election triumph he called "the sweetest victory of all."</p> <p>Fueled by a landslide in Scotland, Cameron and the Tories left opponents on the right and left in tatters. The Labour Party lost 24 seats in Parliament according to early returns, and party leader Ed Miliband resigned from his role. Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg resigned after acknowledging a "cruel and punishing defeat," in which his left-of-center part suffered its worst-ever defeat - dropping from 57 seats to just 8. On the right, UK Independence Party Leader Nigel Farage, a thorn in Cameron's side, failed to win a seat.</p>
  • Wave of Scottish nationalist support sweeps aside Labour

    05/08/2015 4:25:06 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    <p>Labour Party grandee Jack Straw, leaving Parliament after 36 years that included several Cabinet stints, called the party's showing in Scotland "an unbelievably bad situation in Scotland which frankly nobody anticipated."</p> <p>Throughout the campaign, Scottish voters told pollsters and journalists they were tired of being taken for granted by Labour, and many had not been impressed when Miliband joined forces with Cameron to urge Scottish voters to reject independence in last September's referendum. Scots whose families had for decades voted Labour turned away in droves.</p>
  • General Election 2015: Voters Decide [UK Election Night]

    05/07/2015 1:09:16 PM PDT · by UKrepublican · 155 replies
    :: Follow the election results live on skynews.com, our mobile apps and on Sky News TV from 10pm. Voters are going to the polls across the country to decide who will form the next government. Polling stations opened at 7am and close at 10pm in the United Kingdom's 650 constituencies.
  • General election: shock exit poll puts Tories in touching distance of outright win

    05/07/2015 3:31:39 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 245 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 7 May 2015 | Patrick Wintour
    David Cameron was on track to secure an astonishing electoral triumph according to a shock exit poll that predicted the Conservatives would win 316 seats up nine on 2010 with Labour plummeting to 239 seats, down 18.
  • Iain Duncan Smith: Voting for Ukip and Nigel Farage is like writing Britain's 'suicide note'

    05/05/2015 9:59:41 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 14 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 5-4-2015 | Peter Dominiczak
    Voting for UKIP is like writing a suicide note which will not be forgiven if it denies Britain the chance to vote on whether to remain a member of the EU, Iain Duncan Smith warns today. In a heartfelt intervention just 48 hours before polling day, the former Conservative leader urges those considering voting UKIP not to jeopardise a decades-long campaign he has waged to change Britains relationship with Brussels. Latest election polls for May 5 The Work and Pensions Secretary describes a vote for Ukip as unfathomable as it risks allowing a weak minority Labour government backed...
  • Britain's Labour has one-point lead over Conservatives - YouGov

    05/02/2015 1:49:38 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 18 replies
    firstpost.com ^ | May 2, 2015 | Reuters
    Britain's opposition Labour Party has taken a 1 percentage point lead over Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives, according to a YouGov opinion poll published on Friday, though still within the poll's margin of error.
  • British Muslim Politician: Never Ever Will I Drop That Low and Support the Jew Ed Miliband

    04/29/2015 1:47:36 PM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04-29-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    A British Muslim politician is on the receiving end of things after she told her social media followers that she would never support Labour leader Ed Miliband because he is a Jew. A few years ago, something like this quite simply could not have happened. That was back when anti-Semites understood that society didnt want to have anything to do with them. So what did they do? They hid, pretending they were open-minded and tolerant. In the last couple of years, however, everything has changed in Europe, at least. Now, European anti-Semites most of them Muslim immigrants or...
  • Ed Milibands US adviser David Axelrod pays no tax in Britain (UK election)

    04/15/2015 11:28:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9:30PM BST 15 Apr 2015 | Raf Sanchez and Steven Swinford
    Ed Milibands most senior adviser pays no tax on his reported 300,000 earnings in Britain, The Telegraph has learned. David Axelrod, a former adviser to Barack Obama, admitted that he is not resident for tax purposes in the UK. Labour confirmed it pays Mr. Axelrod in dollars through his consultancy and that he lives in the US, works in the US and pays taxes in the US. While it is unclear how much tax Mr. Axelrod will pay in the US, the rates of tax for companies are often significantly lower than for individuals. The admission comes after Ed Miliband...
  • 'Two kitchens Miliband': Labour leader says he prefers the SECOND 'kitchenette' at 2.5m [tr]

    03/13/2015 8:43:08 AM PDT · by C19fan
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 13, 2015 | Daniel Martin
    If you can't stand the heat, get out of your second kitchen. Ed Miliband today sought to cool the row over his unusual domestic arrangements, insisting he prefers the 'functional kitchenette' where he was seen posing for TV cameras. The Labour leader, who has repeatedly insisted he is not interested in photo opportunities,was filmed sipping tea at home with his wife Justine in a modest kitchen at his 2million North London home. Now it has emerged that the image of the Labour leader as a man of the people with a run-of-the-mill home was not all it appeared. For Mr...