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  • Tony Blair Wanted to End Speech With: "God Bless Britain"

    05/15/2012 12:04:13 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5/14/12 | Tim Ross
    Tony Blair has disclosed that he once wanted to end an address to the nation with the words “God bless Britain”. However, the former Prime Minister said his suggestion provoked such strong concern from civil servants that he was forced to drop the idea. Mr Blair said he had intended to echo the traditional closing remark of Presidents in the United States, who typically sign-off television broadcasts by saying, “God Bless America”. For much of his time in office, Mr Blair was accused of adopting a “presidential” style of leadership, and became close to former American presidents Bill Clinton and...
  • The End of The Traditional Church Wedding? [UK]

    12/04/2011 7:00:13 PM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Cranmer ^ | 12/4/11 | Rev. Julian Mann
    This is guest post by Rev'd Julian Mann:If the Church of England is to avoid substantial numbers of its clergy being prosecuted under the Equality Act, it could have to stop registering marriages when Parliament legislates for same-sex marriage. That is the clear implication from the commendably candid briefing the Church House Legal Office has just given General Synod members. The advice is clear that Anglican parish churches are no more required under the Equality Act to register civil partnerships than gentlemen’s outfitters are required to sell women’s clothes. But 'if Parliament were in due course to legislate for same...
  • One-month-old baby with every rib broken fighting for its life

    12/03/2011 11:30:43 AM PST · by UKrepublican · 47 replies
    A man and a woman have been arrested after one-month-old baby was allegedly raped and battered. The tiny child had a heart attack brought on by his injuries and is fighting for his life. He was rushed to Darent Valley Hospital in Dartford, Kent, on Thursday at 7am, but was transferred to London's King's College Hospital after having a cardiac arrest there.
  • MPs warn Royal Navy's carriers will be costly, late, and of limited use ( UK )

    11/29/2011 12:12:03 PM PST · by george76 · 17 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 28 November 2011 | Richard Norton-Taylor
    The aircraft carriers being built for the Royal Navy will be less useful, take longer to finish, and likely cost more than claimed, a parliamentary watchdog warns. The first, HMS Queen Elizabeth, will be mothballed immediately it is launched in 2016, according to the existing plan. However, the second, HMS Prince of Wales, is not now expected to be fully operational until 2031. Moreover, it will only be able to stay at sea for up to 200 days a year, significantly fewer than envisaged, says the Commons public accounts committee. The MPs' report, out on Tuesday, makes clear the quick...
  • Christian worker loses her job after being 'targeted' by Islamic extremists

    11/28/2011 2:18:38 AM PST · by DetroitRight · 19 replies
    U.K. Telegraph ^ | Sunday, November 27, 2011 | Jonathan Wynne-Jones
    Nohad Halawi, who worked at Heathrow Airport, is suing her former employers for unfair dismissal, claiming that she and other Christian staff at the airport were victims of systematic harassment because of their religion. She claims that she was told that she would go to Hell for her religion, that Jews were responsible for the September 11th terror attacks, and that a friend was reduced to tears having been bullied for wearing a cross. Mrs Halawi, who came to Britain from Lebanon in 1977, worked in the duty-free section as a perfume saleswoman of the airport for 13 years but...
  • Perv lags getting paid to do rehab (UK pedophiles paid wages in prison to attend treatment classes)

    11/26/2011 5:46:31 AM PST · by Stoat · 6 replies
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | November 26, 2011 | John Kay
    EXCLUSIVE    Perv lags getting paid to do rehab Fury at paedo jail ‘bribes’   Courses ... inmates can even pick up the cash by not attending the sessions   JAILED paedophiles are being PAID to take courses inside to stop them offending. Under prison rules, sick inmates who attend "offender behaviour programmes" get wages the same as if they have a job in jail. They can even pick up the cash by NOT attending the sessions — if they show they were willing to go but there were no spaces available. Last night Lyn Costello, of campaigning group Mothers Against...
  • Islamophobia group relaunched

    11/26/2011 9:10:41 AM PST · by bayouranger · 30 replies
    theJC.com ^ | 11-24-11 | Martin Bright,
    A parliamentary group to tackle Islamophobia has been re-launched at Westminster, with the support of MPs from across the political divide. The group originally sparked controversy after it was revealed that an anti-Zionist organisation was to act as its secretariat. The newly reformed All-Party Parliamentary Group on Islamophobia was set up last week and will begin work immediately on an inquiry into the extent of anti-Muslim prejudice in Britain today. The APPG will be co-chaired by Liberal Democrat deputy leader Simon Hughes; Khalid Mahmood, Labour MP for Perry Barr, Birmingham; and Stuart Andrew, Conservative MP for Pudsey, Leeds. MPs voted...
  • Poll: Most under 35 never heard of King James Bible

    11/27/2010 7:12:53 AM PST · by re_tail20 · 214 replies · 1+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | Nov. 26, 2010 | Bob Unrah
    A new poll taken for the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible reveals that a majority of those under 35 in the United Kingdom don't even know about the work, which has been described as a significant part of the estimated 100 million Bible sales annually, making it the best best-seller, ever. "Yet this is a work which was far more influential than Shakespeare in the development and spread of English," a spokesman for the King James Bible Trust told the Christian Institute in a recent report. The Christian Institute's report said the translation, which will...
  • BBC's Robert Peston accused of homophobia after 'Queer Street' Twitter blog

    11/15/2011 3:21:49 PM PST · by presidio9 · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15th November 2011
    The BBC's Business Editor Robert Peston has dismissed homophobia claims against him as 'bonkers', after he used the term 'Queer Street'. Mr Peston used the term on his blog to describe the European financial crisis. He also posted a link to the blog on his Twitter account, where he has 95,000 followers. In praising the UK's handling of the situation, he wrote: 'The Debt Management Office, has taken a reassuringly long-term approach to managing the UK government's debts - and without its prudence, we might all be in Queer Street or Skid Row by now.' However, Mr Peston was criticised...
  • Confronting The Gaystapo [UK]

    11/11/2011 4:23:31 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 8 replies
    alansangle.com ^ | October 28th, 2011 | Alan Craig
    Having forcibly – and understandably – rectified the Versailles-type injustices and humiliations foisted on the homosexual community, the UK’s victorious Gaystapo are now on a roll. Their gay-rights storm troopers take no prisoners as they annex our wider culture, and hotel owners (here) and (here), registrars (here), magistrates (here), doctors (here), counsellors (here) and (here), foster parents (here), grandparents (here), adoption agencies (here) and traditional street preachers (here) and (here) find themselves crushed under the pink jack-boot. Thanks especially to the green light from a permissive New Labour government, the gay Wehrmacht is on its long march through the institutions...
  • ‘Let them cut off aid:’ African countries revolt against UK threat to cut aid over homosexuality

    11/08/2011 5:16:56 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Life Site News ^ | 11-8-11 | Peter Baklinski
    The president of Ghana is leading the charge as several African countries are making their stand against Britain’s threat that they either legalize homosexual acts or be excluded from financial aid. “I, as president of this nation will never initiate or support any attempts to legalize homosexuality in Ghana,” said President John Evans Atta Mills in an official statement to the UK government under Prime Minister David Cameron last Wednesday. Ghanaian President John Evans Atta Mills At the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Perth, Australia at the end of October, which Prime Minister Cameron attended, the issue of homosexuality...
  • Cameron threat to withhold UK aid to anti-gay nations

    10/30/2011 3:08:52 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    BBC ^ | 30 October 2011
    David Cameron has threatened to withhold UK aid from countries that do not reform legislation banning homosexuality. The UK prime minister said he raised the issue with some of the states involved at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Perth, Australia. (snip) Mr Cameron said he had spoken with "a number of African countries" and that more pressure had been applied by Foreign Secretary William Hague, who deputised for him during parts of the summit. Some 41 nations within the 54-member Commonwealth have laws banning homosexuality. Many of these laws are a legacy of British Empire laws. The discussion...
  • Commonwealth realms agree to new succession rules

    10/28/2011 5:24:42 AM PDT · by Clive · 6 replies
    Sun Media via Toronto Sun ^ | 2011-10-28 | David Akin,
    PERTH, Australia - The Conservative government has agreed to put new legislation before Parliament to give Canada's consent to change the 300-year-old rules of British succession that, among other things, favour male heirs to the throne over female ones. Canada is one of 16 of Queen Elizabeth II's realms that met here Friday and agreed to changes proposed by UK Prime Minister David Cameron to update the laws of succession set out in the 1601 Acts of Settlement. "Put simply, if the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have a little girl, that girl would one day be our queen," Cameron...
  • Gay Couples To Be Allowed Civil Ceremonies In Church [Sanctifying A Perversion!]

    11/01/2011 7:31:09 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | November 01, 2011 | Andrew Porter, and Martin Beckford
    Gay Couples To Be Allowed Civil Ceremonies In Church Homosexual couples will be able to take part in civil partnerships in church and other places of worship from next month, it will be announced. It is estimated that about 1,500 civil partnerships a year would take place in religious settings once the ban is lifted. By Andrew Porter, and Martin Beckford 01 Nov 2011 Lynne Featherstone, the equalities minister, will say that the ban on the ceremonies in religious surroundings will be lifted on Dec 5. The move has been championed by David Cameron but is likely to be opposed...
  • Europe to destroy traditional family and sexual identity

    Traditional words 'father' and 'mother' will be replaced with official terms Parent 1 and Parent 2 in Britain. The terms will be used in official documents. The authorities decided to make such a "politically correct" move to accommodate same-sex couples. Experts are sure, though, that the matter is not about the requirements of certain social groups. The decision is another step towards the destruction of traditional families. The words 'father' and 'mother' will be removed from British passport applications before December 2011. This became an achievement of Stonewall group, which defends the rights of sex minorities. The US State Department...
  • 1 in 6 Cellphones in Britain Contaminated With 'Fecal Matter'

    10/19/2011 11:21:51 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 59 replies
    gma.yahoo.com ^ | Oct. 14, 2011
    FRIDAY, Oct. 14 (HealthDay News) -- One in six cellphones in Britain may be contaminated with fecal matter that can spread E. coli, likely because so many people don't wash their hands properly after using the toilet, a new study contends. The findings also suggest that many people lie about their hygiene habits, according to the researchers at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Queen Mary, University of London. The study authors went to 12 cities and collected 390 samples from the cellphones and hands of volunteers, who were also asked about their hand-washing habits. Ninety-five percent...
  • Why do young women drink themselves to oblivion every night across Britain?

    10/10/2011 9:08:08 AM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 162 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 11-09-10 | Laura Powell
    Midnight on St Mary Street in Cardiff and everything is exactly as expected. Half a dozen young women slump in a gutter, men urinate outside a health-food shop and, as hordes stagger between nightclubs, someone lifts up a blow-up doll with a sex toy protruding out of it. The street smells of urine and lager, police struggle to break up a fight outside the Walkabout bar and a paramedic bundles a comatose girl on to a wheelchair. But it's a quiet night for 20-year-old Naomi Jenkins. She has 'only' drunk three shots of peach schnapps, cider and three shots of...
  • British pro-family lawyer tells Americans: Fight back NOW while you still can.

    09/28/2011 5:32:36 PM PDT · by massmike · 33 replies
    massresistance.com ^ | 09/28/2011 | n/a
    Britain's most prominent pro-family lawyer told activists they had better fight now or it will be too late. His message was blunt: "You've got to stop this now in America while you still can." Diamond compared today's U.S. society to Britain's in 1997. "We thought it was stable; we'd had centuries of religious tolerance," he said. Then in 1997 came a huge change in the political culture. "Human rights, equality, and non-discrimination" became buzz words backed by law, and began to be forcefully enforced against Christians by the courts. Now 14 years later, a British couple cannot be foster parents...
  • Video: Police Ban Bible from Christian Café [UK]

    09/26/2011 10:48:25 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    Police in Lancashire have told the owner of a Christian café to stop displaying Bible texts on a video screen, because it breaches public order laws. Officers attended the Salt & Light Coffee House on Layton Road, Blackpool, on Monday 19 September, following a complaint about “insulting” and “homophobic” material. The café’s owner, Mr Jamie Murray, says the officers did not specify which Bible texts had caused the offence. BreachHe says the officers told him that displaying offensive or insulting words is a breach of Section 5 of the Public Order Act, and told him to stop displaying the Bible....
  • Video: Police ban Bible from Christian café

    09/25/2011 5:13:33 PM PDT · by massmike · 51 replies
    christian.org.uk ^ | 09/25/2011 | n/a
    Police in Lancashire have told the owner of a Christian café to stop displaying Bible texts on a video screen, because it breaches public order laws. Officers attended the Salt & Light Coffee House on Layton Road, Blackpool, on Monday 19 September, following a complaint about “insulting” and “homophobic” material. The café’s owner, Mr Jamie Murray, says the officers did not specify which Bible texts had caused the offence. He says the officers told him that displaying offensive or insulting words is a breach of Section 5 of the Public Order Act, and told him to stop displaying the Bible....