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  • Donald Trump defends Vladimir Putin over Alexander Litvinenko murder

    01/26/2016 2:01:35 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 144 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | January 26, 2016 | Nick Allen
    Donald Trump has defended Vladimir Putin after a British public inquiry found the Russian president "probably" sanctioned the assassination of Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko in London. Mr Trump waded into the case saying he had seen "no evidence" of Mr Putin's involvement, adding: "They say a lot of things about me that are untrue too." The front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination has previously said he felt a "great honour" when Mr Putin praised him as an "absolute leader". .. But Mr Trump told Fox Business: "Have they found him (Mr Putin) guilty? I don't think they've found him guilty....
  • EU faces existential crisis as democracy becomes contagious - Nigel Farage

    01/20/2016 1:46:26 PM PST · by Lorianne · 2 replies
    You Tube ^ | 20 January 2016 | Nigel Farage
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  • Leaving EU would be 'a jump into a void' for the UK

    01/16/2016 11:42:57 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 11 replies
    bbc.com ^ | January 17, 2016 | bbc
    A vote for Britain to leave the EU would be a "jump into a void", according to the head of a new pro-European Conservative campaign group. Former minister Nick Herbert has launched Conservatives for Reform in Europe (CRE) to argue the case for the UK to stay under renegotiated terms. Meanwhile, the education secretary is also warning young people could be "cut off from the world" if the UK leaves. David Cameron has said ministers can campaign on either side of the debate. The PM's push to renegotiate Britain's terms of membership of the EU is expected to come to...
  • UK lawmakers say authorities 'failing' transgender people

    01/14/2016 10:55:03 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 14, 2016 6:10 AM EST
    A group of lawmakers says British authorities are failing transgender people, who suffer routine discrimination and are disproportionately likely to attempt suicide. [...] In a report published Thursday, the (House of Commons Women and Equalities C)ommittee said gender identity should no longer be treated as a mental health issue, and official recognition of gender should be based on individual self-declaration. It said people should be able to record their gender as "X" rather than male or female on a passport. ...
  • Britain to order 4 new Trident nuclear submarines – Cameron

    11/22/2015 10:17:42 PM PST · by Mariner · 33 replies
    Russia Today ^ | November 22nd, 2015 | Unattributed
    Britain will order four new nuclear submarines, Prime Minister David Cameron has announced at the Conservative party conference in Manchester. In a clear message to anti-Trident Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, the PM said four new submarines would be ordered to replace the existing fleet, which will be retired. In his first conference speech since the Tories won a parliamentary majority in May’s general election, Cameron used the occasion to present a strong opposition to Corbyn’s foreign policy stance, highlighting the importance of a strong nuclear deterrent. He told a packed hall that the nuclear deterrent is the country’s “ultimate...
  • (Video) Cameron Commits to Turkey EU Membership

    10/20/2015 3:08:57 PM PDT · by wtd · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | 19 Oct 2015 | BBC video
    Cameron Commits to Turkey EU Membership 0:23European Council Statement MPs are putting questionstothe Prime Minister on his statement on the recent meeting of the European Council BBC Parliament 19 Oct House of Commons Transcript: Kenneth Clarke, Conservative, Rushcliffe: "the Prime Minister will recall for over 20 years, successive British governments have quite easily supported the eventual aim of Turkey becoming a full member of the European Union. Would he confirm that that remains the policy of the present government? Cameron: I can confirm to my friend at the British government's policy hasn't changed and he's actually right when he...
  • 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.
  • Conservatives swing into lead, close in on majority government, new poll suggests [Canada]

    09/24/2015 9:47:01 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 24 replies
    Toronto (Red) Star ^ | Sept. 24, 2015 | Alan Woods
    ...With less than a month to go in the campaign, and heading into the first of three leaders debates, the Tories have moved ahead of their rivals with the support of 35.4 per cent of voters, according to the Ekos poll conducted for Montreals La Presse newspaper.... If (the Conservatives) keep those numbers up theyre very close to a majority if not there already, said pollster Frank Graves. The numbers are about as good as we had for the final weekend of polling (in the 2011 election) when they achieved their majority.... Trudeaus Liberals have committed to infrastructure spending...
  • Cameron faced with debauchery allegations from Oxford days.

    09/21/2015 7:07:22 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 7 replies
    UK Mirror ^ | 09.21.2015 | UK Mirror
    PM rocked by extraordinary claims from former Tory treasurer Lord Ashcroft that he was in a 'dope smoking group' and took part in a debauched initiation, but No 10 says it 'does not recognise' the accusations.
  • 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...
  • David Cameron: Every School In The Country Could Become An Academy [Republican Pledge?]

    08/14/2015 5:36:45 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 9 replies
    CBSNews ^ | August 14, 2015 | Peter Dominiczak
    David Cameron: Every School In The Country Could Become An Academy Prime Minister says the Tories will give all schools the opportunity to be free from the control of local authorities by becoming academies Every school in the country should become an academy, David Cameron says in a move that would represent the most significant reform of the education system since the introduction of the national curriculum. Writing in The Daily Telegraph, the Prime Minister says that the Tories will give all schools the opportunity to be free from the control of local authorities. Taking advantage of the disarray in...
  • SPD Euro MPs reject compromise with Britain

    06/01/2015 10:55:06 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 01 Jun 2015 15:54 GMT+02:00 | Tom Barfield
    German Social Democratic Party (SPD) MEP Jo Leinen told The Local on Monday he was unhappy with comments from European Parliament (EP) President Martin Schulz, who suggested that Britain should be allowed to opt out of the call to work towards ever closer union among EU countries. The only country that has opted out of European integration with special rules in the past decades has been Great Britain, Schulz told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung. We would only be recognizing what has been true for London for a long time. But Social Democratic MEP Jo Leinen told The Local that Schulzs...
  • Ethnic minority support for the Tories DOUBLED at the election

    05/25/2015 10:34:22 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 25th May 2015 | Tom McTague
    David Cameron more the doubled the Tories' support among ethnic minorities at the election securing more than a million ethnic votes for the first time in the party's history. In 2010, when the Tories failed to secure an overall majority, just 16 per cent of black and ethnic minority voters backed the Conservatives. But in this month's election, Tory support among Britain's ethnic minority communities more than doubled to 33 per cent, according to research published today. David Cameron - pictured visiting the Sikh's holy Golden Temple in Amritsar, India, in 2013 - more the doubled the Tories' support...
  • London as neoliberal theme park: The Platform 9 economy and the Tories shocking victory

    05/24/2015 12:13:26 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    Salon ^ | May 23, 2015 | Andrew O'Hehir
    Nothing quite so blatantly sums up the victory of neoliberalism in 21st-century London, and that citys relentless commodification of every aspect of its literary and historical legacy, like Platform 9 at Kings Cross. If anything, the vulgarity and banality of Platform 9 are too blatant; its a crack in the faade that demonstrates how thoroughly London has become Londonland, a nearly convincing scavenger-hunt simulation of itself, chock-full of royal bones and references to Dan Brown novels. To enter Westminster Abbey which is still nominally a house of worship for the Anglican Communion, rather than a historical theme...
  • Police arrest 17 in anti-austerity protest in London

    05/09/2015 8:39:16 PM PDT · by SSS Two · 4 replies
    BBC ^ | 9 May 2015
    Seventeen people have been arrested following clashes with police during an unplanned anti-austerity protest close to Downing Street, the Met police said. Officers in riot gear clashed with a "minority" of protesters who threw objects during the rally - which came days after the Tory election victory. Four police officers and a police staff member were injured, the Met added. A police investigation is also under way after graffiti referring to "Tory scum" was daubed on a war memorial. The graffiti was sprayed on the Women's War Memorial, in London's Whitehall, which is yards from where a concert to commemorate...
  • The British Tories Are Like American Republicans: No One Trusts Them To Be Conservatives

    05/09/2015 11:16:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/09/2015 | Robert Wargas
    Many people seem to think that the results of the British general electiona gain of 24 seats for the Tories, giving them a majorityherald a major win for conservatism. They dont. They herald a major win for the Conservative Party, but just because it calls itself the Conservative Party doesnt mean it does conservative things. Actually, the full official name of that party is the Conservative and Unionist Party, and last night was not a win for unionism either. The Scottish National Party, once a marginal outfit known outside Scotland only because Sean Connery supported it, picked up 50 seats...
  • Camerons triumph may weaken movement for Britains EU exit

    05/08/2015 6:18:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 8, 2015 12:01 PM ET | Raf Casert
    It might seem logical that triumph for David Camerons traditionally Euro-skeptic Tories would boost the likelihood of Britain splitting from the European Union in a referendum the prime minister has promised to call by 2017. But things are rarely so simple in European politics. Victory has given Cameron his best chance yet to push through enough reform within the EU to avoid Brexit. And the poor showing of the UK Independence Partywhose iconic leader Nigel Farage resigned after failing to win his seatgreatly frees up the British leader to seek a compromise with his EU counterparts. Camerons Conservatives also represent...
  • 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...
  • 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>
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • THE EVE OF THE BRITISH GENERAL ELECTION

    05/06/2015 4:04:06 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 11 replies
    Vanity | 5/6/2015 | Self
    Its getting pretty rough and intense on the eve of a hotly contested general election. The tactics of the big parties are squarely aimed at the smaller parties. In recent hours, Prime Minister David Cameron has made comments saying Wales and Scotland should have tax raising powers. A pitch to the nationalist parties there can be no doubt. The rise of the Scottish National Party has shocked many considering their loss in the independence referendum last year. It looks like the SNP will win 50 to 60 of Scotland's 71 seats in the House of Commons tomorrow. There have been...
  • 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...
  • Alberta Elects NDP Majority Government; Ends Tories 44-Year Reign

    05/05/2015 9:19:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 68 replies
    American Prowler ^ | 5.5.15 | Aaron Goldstein
    My newest article yesterday weighed in on the Alberta election and posed the question, "Could Alberta Vote Socialist?" The answer is yes. Tonight, the people of Canada's most conservative province have elected an NDP majority government and thus ended the Tories' 44-year reign in power. That reign was the longest in Canadian history. The NDP have been elected or are leading in 54 of the 87 seats in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. The Wildrose Party remains the Official Opposition have been elected or are leading in 20 seats.
  • Labour takes three-point lead over Conservatives ahead of UK election - Survation

    05/04/2015 1:53:15 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 14 replies
    news.yahoo.com ^ | May 2, 2015 | Reuters
    The poll showed Labour support was on 34 percent, Conservative support on 31 percent and support for the anti-European Union UK Independence Party was at 17 percent.
  • 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...
  • Election 2015: Row over second independence referendum warning

    04/26/2015 8:47:46 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 41 replies
    BBC News ^ | April 25, 2015 | unattributed
    Campaigning in Renfrewshire, he said the nationalists want an SNP vote in the general election in order to "force" a second poll. Launching the SNP's "women's pledge", Nicola Sturgeon said this election was "not about independence". Meanwhile the Lib Dems set out plans for green laws and the Scottish Conservatives focused on jobs. As the penultimate weekend of campaigning got under way, SNP leader Ms Sturgeon joined female activists and actor and campaigner Elaine C Smith in Glasgow to launch the party's women's pledge, which commits the SNP and its members to delivering policies that promote equality... As part of...
  • British Labour Party: Well Make Fear of Islam an Aggravated Crime

    04/26/2015 5:21:29 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 98 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | april 25, 2015 | jim hoft
    A future Labour Government is committed to outlaw the scourge of Islamophobia by changing the law and making it an aggravated crime, according to the Partys Leader Ed Miliband. We are going to make it an aggravated crime. We are going to make sure it is marked on peoples records with the police to make sure they root out Islamophobia as a hate crime, Miliband told the Editor of The Muslim News, Ahmed J Versi in a wide ranging exclusive interview. We are going to change the law on this so we make it absolutely clear of our abhorrence of...
  • Nigel Farage on target to win: Poll puts him NINE points ahead of Tory rival

    04/24/2015 4:58:34 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 72 replies
    NIGEL FARAGE'S hopes of becoming an MP have been given a massive boost with an opinion poll showing the Ukip leader has a commanding nine-point lead in South Thanet. Research privately commissioned by the anti-Brussels party revealed he has opened up a significant gap ahead of Tory candidate Craig Mackinlay in race to win the Kent seat on May 7. Figures also show that Mr Farage has met more voters over the past month than his Labour and Tory rivals put together. Raising a pint of bitter to celebrate St Georges Day in the constituency today, Mr Farage said: There...
  • Alex Salmond is like Japanese soldier who thought WW2 was still happening (ex-Scotland PM)

    10/21/2014 10:29:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Aberdeen Press and Journal ^ | 21 October 2014 | Calum Ross
    Outgoing First Minister Alex Salmond has been compared to a Japanese soldier who believed World War II was still happening years after peace was declared. Nick Clegg, the deputy prime minister, made the remarks as he called on the SNP leader to accept the result of last months independence referendum. [] Mr. Salmond appeared to open the door to an early re-run of the vote last week, saying circumstances obviously can change and that a breach of the pre-referendum vow to Scotland could pave the way for another ballot.
  • Muslim Group With Links To Extremists Boasts Of Influencing Election [Coming To America?]

    04/04/2015 10:28:26 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 5 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | April 04, 2015 | Andrew Gilligan
    Muslim Group With Links To Extremists Boasts Of Influencing Election A group suspected of being a front for Islamic extremists claims it can control as many as 30 seats in the general election and boasts of acting a "kingmaker" By Andrew Gilligan 04 Apr 2015 A front group for Islamic extremists which wants to let British Muslims fight in Syria has boasted that it is negotiating with the Tory and Labour leadership to secure some of its demands. Muslim Engagement and Development (Mend) has built links with both parties and been chosen as an official partner by the Electoral...
  • Nigel Farage refuses to kick out old-fashioned UKIP members who say gay sex is disgusting

    05/24/2013 11:44:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 05:30 EST, 22 May 2013 | Matt Chorley
    People who call gay sex disgusting will be allowed to stay in the UK Independence Party. Nigel Farage defended party members with old-fashioned views about homosexuality, as he warned that with the government passing same-sex weddings nobody knows where it will end up. MPs last night backed the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, but Mr. Farage said ministers were picking a war with middle England.
  • Ed Miliband branded 'Salmond's poodle' by PM...

    03/27/2015 12:45:16 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 26 March 2015 | Jason Groves
    Ed Miliband was branded the SNP's poodle yesterday as Alex Salmond boasted he would install the Labour leader in No10. In a second pink champagne-fuelled interview in consecutive days, the former SNP leader pledged to 'lock David Cameron out of Downing Street' if the election produces a hung parliament. Mr Salmond said the SNP would back Labour regardless of any formal deal, but said his party would make 'progressive amendments' to the Budget and other legislation code for higher taxes and Left-wing policies. The Prime Minister seized on the comments in the Commons, describing Mr Miliband as 'Alex...
  • Exposed: Star Tory candidate plotted with race thugs to stage fake EDL demo in cynical bid for votes

    03/23/2015 7:04:20 AM PDT · by dead · 4 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | By Nick Craven and Ben Ellery for The Mail on Sunday
    A key Tory Election candidate was suspended last night after plotting with far-Right extremists to stir up racial hatred in a cynical bid to win votes. Afzal Amin hatched a scheme to persuade the English Defence League to announce an inflammatory march against a new 18million mega-mosque. But as he revealed in secretly filmed footage obtained by The Mail on Sunday the plan was that the demonstration would never actually go ahead. And when the phoney rally was called off, the fiercely ambitious Amin, a Muslim, intended to take credit for defusing the situation winning over voters,...
  • Miliband and Cameron get personal in TV debate row

    03/13/2015 3:56:43 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 9 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 11 March 2015 | bbc
    Ed Miliband and David Cameron launched attacks on each other's character in angry Commons exchanges over televised election debates. The Labour leader accused the PM of "chickening out" of a debate with him, saying: "Like all bullies, when the heat is really on he runs for cover." Mr Cameron attacked Mr Miliband as "despicable and weak" for not ruling out a post-election deal with the SNP. It came amid a fresh effort to break the TV debate deadlock.
  • EU unveils vast plan to merge 28 energy markets

    02/25/2015 6:15:20 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 25, 2015 8:18 AM EST | Lorne Cook
    The European Union’s executive has unveiled a vast plan to boost coordination between the EU’s 28 national energy markets to wean Europe off unstable Russian gas supplies and provide cheaper energy for consumers. European Commission Vice President Maroš Šefčovič on Wednesday called it “undoubtedly the most ambitious energy project” since the inception of the EU over half a century ago. He believes that improving links across borders in Europe’s energy grid could save businesses and consumers up to €40 billion ($45.4 billion) a year. A more energy-independent Europe will also increase the EU’s political options in eastern Europe. […] “Our...
  • Window Celebrating Former Archbishop to be Removd After Students Brand Him Homophobic

    02/21/2015 10:03:29 AM PST · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 20 February 2015 | Donna Rachel Edmunds, Breitbart
    Students at Kings College London (KCL) have successfully campaigned for the removal of a window featuring former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey, an alumnus of the college, on the grounds that his stance on gay marriage makes him homophobic. The move comes despite Careys reputation as a liberal while he was Archbishop, ushering in the ordination of women priests for the first time in the Churchs history. The front windows of KCLs Strand campus, which line the famous London thoroughfare for 90 metres feature head and shoulders images of 50 well known alumni of the College, including former Prime Minister...
  • Canadas Stephen Harper left shaken by scandals, defections and cheap oil

    02/16/2015 9:53:38 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 8 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 16 February 2015 | Jeff Heinrich
    In the dead of winter, the last thing on most Canadians minds is the prospect of another federal election. The official deadline for this years vote 19 October is still a long way off, and there are more immediate worries in this G7 nation of 35 million people: the struggling economy, the drop in value of Alberta oil, the fast-sinking Canadian dollar, security scares over home-grown Islamist radicals, the war in Iraq and Canadas military role there. But its precisely those and other everyday worries and the fact that the countrys Conservative government could use them to...
  • Tories open four point lead over Labour

    02/16/2015 10:02:06 AM PST · by NRx · 20 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 16 Feb 2015 | Steven Swinford
    The Conservatives have opened up a four-point lead over Labour after the biggest surge in their support for two years, a poll has suggested. A Guardian/ ICM poll showed that the Tories are six points up to 36 per cent, only one point short of their result in the 2010 General Election. Labour support fell one point to 32 per cent, while the Liberal Democrats were also down a point to 10 per cent.
  • PETER HITCHENS: The sinister, screeching mob who want to kill free speech (And no, I DON'T mean the

    01/10/2015 11:24:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Daily Mail UK ^ | January 10, 2015 | Peter Hitchens
    Once again we are ruled by a Dictatorship of Grief. Ever since the death of Princess Diana, we have been subject to these periodic spasms when everyone is supposed to think and say the same thing, or else. We were told on Friday that politicians from all sides had lined up to attack Ukips Nigel Farage for supposedly exploiting the Paris massacre. Mr Farage had (quite reasonably) pointed out that the presence of Islamist fanatics in our midst might have something to do with, a) uncontrolled mass migration from the Muslim world, and b) decades of multicultural refusal to integrate...
  • The Cameron-Obama bromance is latest strange chapter in the special relationship

    01/10/2015 2:45:29 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 18 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Jan. 5, 2015 | Adam Taylor
    In an interview with the Daily Mail published this weekend, British Prime Minister David Cameron revealed the depths of his relationship with President Obama. "Yes, he sometimes calls me 'Bro,'" Cameron told the British newspaper, adding that the U.S. president also phones him.
  • Sharia law or gay marriage critics would be branded extremists under Tory plans, atheists and

    11/04/2014 7:15:59 PM PST · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10/31/14 | John Bingham
    Anyone who criticises Sharia law or gay marriage could be branded an extremist under sweeping new powers planned by the Conservatives to combat terrorism, an alliance of leading atheists and Christians fear. Theresa May, the Home Secretary, unveiled plans last month for so-called Extremism Disruption Orders, which would allow judges to ban people deemed extremists from broadcasting, protesting in certain places or even posting messages on Facebook or Twitter without permission. Mrs May outlined the proposal in a speech at the Tory party conference in which she spoke about the threat from the so-called Islamic State also known as...
  • Comfortably Numb

    11/03/2014 3:30:25 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 20 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 11/02/2014 | Steve Berman
    Im going to admit you into my circle of trust here, by telling you a secret. A Secret of the First Order, like the Unified Field Theory, the God Particle, or the Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything. Ready? Here it is: both Republicans and Democrats are American. Both of us. Uniquely so. No, really, we are. All of us. Weve just got our plans and tools mixed up, really bad. Ill explain that a bit more later. But first, this. The local Democrat party is calling people in my neighborhood and telling them to get out and...
  • British Parliament Votes to Recognize Palestine

    10/13/2014 7:13:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 59 replies
    Arutz Sheva Israel National News ^ | 10/14/2014, 12:29 AM | Elad Benari
    The British parliament on Monday night officially voted in favor of recognizing the state of Palestine. The non-binding resolution was passed by 274 in favor to 12 votes against, to recognize the state of Palestine alongside the state of Israel as part of a contribution to securing a negotiated two-state solution, according to AFP. The motion, while non-binding, is heavy with symbolism but is unlikely to change government policy, the report noted. [] British Prime Minister David Cameron said prior to the vote that he would not take part in it.
  • UKIP Could Win Over 100 Seats Say Experts

    10/11/2014 7:17:46 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 49 replies
    Sky News (UK) ^ | 10/11/2014 | Sky News Staff
    Support for UKIP has surged to 25% in the polls and the party could win a remarkable 128 MPs in a general election, experts have claimed. A Survation poll for the Mail on Sunday found a repeat of the Clacton by-election result next May would see the Conservatives lose 100 seats and Ed Miliband at No 10. Labour and the Tories are both on 31% while the Liberal Democrats are on 8%, according to the research for the newspaper. Experts suggest that the ratings would give Labour 253 MPs, Conservatives 187, UKIP 128, Lib Dems 11, and other parties, such...
  • Tory MP Mark Reckless defects to Ukip

    09/27/2014 6:54:13 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 7 replies
    ITV ^ | One Minute Ago
    Conservative MP for Rochester and Strood Mark Reckless is joining Ukip. Developing
  • Justice Secretary Grayling tells Scots MPs: Get off my lawn

    09/21/2014 6:57:09 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 8 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 9/20/2014 | Tim Ross
    Chris Grayling, the Justice Secretary, warns of a "travesty of democracy" if Scottish MPs are allowed to have a say over English laws A senior Cabinet minister tells Scottish Labour MPs to get off his territory, in a dramatic escalation of the battle for the future of British democracy. Chris Grayling, the Justice Secretary, accuses Labour of seeking to erase England from the map of the United Kingdom as he declares that Scottish MPs should be banned from voting on his legal reforms. Writing in The Telegraph, Mr Grayling says the constitutional shake-up after the Scottish independence referendum must deliver...
  • If Dave and his pals are our 'clever elite' why does Nigel make them look so stupid (GOP MUST READ)

    09/07/2014 5:02:44 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 25 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 8/30/2014 | Peter Hitchens
    The only interesting things about Douglas Carswell's swtich from the Tory Party to Ukip are that it took him so long and that he has acted alone. Any thinking person has been able to see for years that the Tory Party hates conservatives. It is a roadblock, not a road, championing the elite against the people. It is kept in being only by the BBC and various dodgy billionaires, who provide it with airtime and money out of all proportion to its real support. It has no actual aims except office at all costs. It was no actual policies either,...
  • Hillary makes embarrassing gaffe as she confuses names of Britain's political parties in UK

    07/04/2014 10:56:06 AM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4 July 2014 | Damien Gayle and Chris Pleasance
    Mrs Clinton confused names of political parties in interview with BBC. Said Tories and Conservatives were opponents in Houses of Parliament. Names actually refer to the same party, Labour being the other main party. Gaffe is particularly embarrassing given she was former Secretary of State . ... Clinton suggested that the Conservatives and Tories were opponents, when in fact the two names refer to the same party. The gaffe is particularly embarrassing for Clinton as she used to be Secretary of State, and so is expected to have extensive knowledge of foreign affairs. ... Sales of Mrs Clinton's book have...
  • While we turn a blind eye to Islamists, our children suffer (England finally waking up?)

    06/07/2014 2:01:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | June 6, 2014 | Charles Moore, authorised biographer of Margaret Thatcher
    Politicians are so busy squabbling over extremism that they are failing to tackle it. Shortly after midnight on Tuesday, the Home Office website published a letter from the Home Secretary, Theresa May, to the Education Secretary, Michael Gove. In it, Mrs May asked some rude questions about why his department had not acted earlier to investigate accusations of Islamist infiltration of schools in Birmingham. This was heat-of-the-night stuff. One government department is not supposed to publish its attacks on another. The error was tacitly acknowledged: on Thursday afternoon, the letter was taken down from the website. As has been reported,...