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  • Thousands in London, Paris, and Oslo protest Israeli strikes in Gaza

    07/12/2014 5:01:37 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 27 replies
    HAARETZ ^ | 7/11/2014 | HAARETZ
    Thousands of pro-Palestinian demonstrators turned out on the streets of London, Paris, and Oslo on Friday to call for an end to Israeli military strikes on Gaza. Several thousand people crowded the streets outside the Israeli Embassy in west London, waving placards that read "Gaza: End the Siege" and "Freedom for Palestine." The crowds blocked an entire road, and several protesters managed to climb on top of a double-decker bus stuck in traffic, but police said the protest was largely peaceful. Norwegian news website The Local reported that some 3,000 protestors gathered in front of the Norwegian parliament in Oslo...
  • FARNBOROUGH: Fighter manufacturers enter dogfight with F-35

    07/11/2014 10:44:44 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    Flight International ^ | 07/11/2014 | CRAIG HOYLE
    Every two years, a select group of Western fighter manufacturers touch down at Farnborough air show to promote their wares in what is perhaps the toughest of all sales categories. As the home show for Eurofighter partner company BAE Systems, the event offers a prime opportunity to highlight the credentials of the Typhoon, as it works with allies Airbus Defence & Space and Finmeccanica’s Alenia Aermacchi to add to their operators list. Austria, Germany, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Spain and the UK have together received more than a combined 400 examples so far, and Oman is under contract to field 12...
  • Eurofighter Describes Multi-Role Capability Status

    07/11/2014 10:40:28 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    AIN online ^ | July 11, 2014 | CHRIS POCOCK
    Multi-role functionality has been a long time coming for the Eurofighter Typhoon. But the four-nation industrial consortium building the combat jet says the Phase 1 Enhancements (P1E) package that is now entering service represents a “paradigm shift” in capability. The commander of the UK Royal Air Force (RAF) Typhoon force, Air Cmdr. Gary Waterfall, said the new package allows the RAF to drop 500-pound Paveway IV “smart” bombs “at the moment of our choosing, on targets of our choosing, with a multitude of fuse settings, impact angles and arrivals.” Laurie Hilditch, Eurofighter GmbH future capabilities manager, added, “The operator may...
  • Britain's Lost Freedoms: 'We're Living in a Madhouse'

    07/11/2014 3:49:21 PM PDT · by robowombat · 19 replies
    CBN News I ^ | Tuesday, July 08, 2014 | Dale Hurd
    Britain's Lost Freedoms: 'We're Living in a Madhouse' By Dale Hurd CBN News Sr. Reporter Tuesday, July 08, 2014 LONDON - America owes much of its freedom to its British heritage. But today, Britain is losing its freedom. Many Americans were stunned when British authorities arrested Liberty Great Britain party leader Paul Weston in April for publicly reciting Winston Churchill's criticism of Islam. The calendar might say it's 2014, but in Britain it's starting to feel like George Orwell's "1984" because "Big Brother" has decided that certain things can no longer be said. Arrested over Churchill Weston quoted from Winston...
  • Falling North Sea oil revenue 'to hit government finances'

    07/11/2014 3:02:31 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 6 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10 July 2014
    Dwindling revenue from North Sea oil will increase the pressure on government finances over the coming decades, according to the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR). The OBR has cut its estimate of tax income from the North Sea between 2020 and 2041 by a quarter, to £40bn. The fall is down to lower production forecasts over the next few years. But its assessment was dismissed as "stuff and nonsense" by Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond. The Scottish government has argued that the OBR figures are based on a "very low estimate of future total production", which resulted in them being...
  • Britain seen empty-handed in EU top jobs carve-up

    07/11/2014 10:23:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Reuters ^ | Thu Jul 10, 2014 2:12pm BST | Jan Strupczewski
    Britain may come away empty-handed when European Union leaders carve up a package of top EU jobs next week, due to its fierce opposition to Jean-Claude Juncker’s appointment as the next European Commission president. Prime Minister David Cameron angered his peers in June by breaking with a tradition of taking decisions by consensus and forcing them to vote on whether Juncker should head the EU executive. Only Britain and Hungary voted “no”. Cameron publicly branded Juncker a “career insider of Brussels” and said his selection was a bad day for Europe. “After the mess at the last summit, many leaders...
  • Kerry Admits: Iran Negotiations Not Working

    07/10/2014 5:24:29 AM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 10, 2014 | Majid Rafizadeh
    Kerry Admits: Iran Negotiations Not WorkingPosted By Majid Rafizadeh On July 10, 2014 @ 12:35 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments In less than two week, the interim nuclear deal will expire, most likely without a final deal being struck between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the G5+1 (China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Germany).The Islamic Republic has been given years to come clean and halt its ideological and regional hegemonic ambitions of obtaining nuclear weapons. Nevertheless, the Obama administration believes that we need to give the Islamic Republic another chance, trusting the...
  • The Economist names the only democracy in the Middle East, and it isn’t Israel

    07/08/2014 11:44:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/08/2014 | Noah Rothman
    With the rise of Islamist organizations, repressive regimes, and civil conflicts which threaten regional stability, the promise of the Arab Spring of 2011 quickly devolved into an Arab winter. In an expansive article in The Economist, the threat to the Middle East is discussed in appropriately grave terms; Syria and Iraq are in flames while Jordan looms as the next domino to potentially fall. Libya and Yemen, where Islamic terror networks operate with impunity, are labeled “failed states.” Those Middle Eastern nations that are not in danger of imminent collapse are either absolute monarchies or counties which merely maintain...
  • BBC Warns—Gaza Photos Aren’t Really from Gaza

    07/08/2014 3:53:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    INN ^ | 7/8/2014, 1:19 PM | Gil Ronen
    Many of the graphic images being shared on social media are really from Syria or Iraq, finds the broadcaster. […] “A #BBCtrending investigation has found that many of these images are not from the latest conflict and not even from Gaza. Some date as far back as 2009 and others are from conflicts in Syria and Iraq.” …
  • FINALLY! No-Go Zones for Burka-Clad Women! ( UK )

    07/10/2014 10:14:57 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | July 10, 2014
    No-go Zones (NGZ) are typically referred to as being places where non-Muslims dare not tread, even in their own countries. Take heart. There appears to be a new dynamic at work unfolding in a British town known as Leicester. There, Muslim women who wear burkas in public feel like they’re entering NGZ’s themselves. A new book by two brainiacs at the University of Leicester features the “plight” of these victims: Muslim women who wear a full veil say there are no-go areas in Leicester which they feel frightened to visit – even in a car. They claim they are subjected...
  • India, UK sign deals worth £250 million for ASRAAM Missiles

    07/09/2014 8:30:14 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    Livemint, India ^ | July 08, 2014
    Mumbai: Deals worth at least £370 million (around Rs.3,800 crore) were signed between India and the UK on Monday, the first day of a visit by George Osborne, the British chancellor of the exchequer, and William Hague, the country’s foreign secretary. The Indian Air Force and companies such as the Mahindra Group and Cipla Ltd were among those that signed business agreements with UK-based corporations. Osborne told a press conference in Mumbai that India’s defence ministry has signed a £250 million contact with missile maker MBDA of the UK for the supply of advanced short range air-to-air missiles (ASRAAM) to...
  • BBC America Renews 'Orphan Black' for Season 3

    07/09/2014 4:57:35 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 29 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | July 9, 2014 | Philiana Ng
    Orphan Black has cloned itself another season. BBC America has renewed the critically hailed sci-fi series led by Tatiana Maslany for a third season, greenlighting 10 more episodes for a spring 2015 premiere. Production on the new season kicks off in Toronto in September. The one-hour clone drama has become a crucial benchmark for the cable network as it expands its foothold in original scripted programming beyond British staple Doctor Who. Orphan Black has attracted more that its share of accolades since its March 2013 launch, earning Maslany — who plays nearly a dozen characters — a Golden Globe nomination...
  • Hero Soldier Rescues Drowning Woman From River After Fighting Off Men ‘Trying to Murder Her’

    07/09/2014 11:03:54 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Mirror ^ | Jul 09, 2014 | Richard Smith
    Captain Mark Gold sprang into action after his wife and kids spotted two men attacking Leanne Ware by Cardiff’s freezing River Taff in February, a court heardA soldier saved a woman beaten unconscious from being drowned in a river by her lover, a jury heard. Captain Mark Gold, 43, sprang into action after his wife and kids spotted two men attacking Leanne Ware, 31, at a river. He told Cardiff crown court : “A lady was on the floor in the foetal position. "She was unconscious, she wasn’t trying to defend herself from the kicks and punches, and she wasn’t...
  • BBC Worldwide to trial CrowdEmotion's facial recognition software

    07/09/2014 8:04:01 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 7 replies
    TechWorld ^ | 17JUN2014 | Sam Shead
    BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, has signed a contract with a start-up that it has been nurturing through its Labs accelerator programme in a bid to measure audience engagement with its media content. The start-up, known as CrowdEmotion, uses facial coding webcams to capture people’s emotions and see how they react to certain TV shows. The BBC Worldwide Insight team said it plans to run CrowdEmotion trials on a number of BBC TV shows, including Top Gear and Sherlock – two of the organisation's most popular and lucrative series. David Boyle, executive vice president at BBC Worldwide...
  • Alzheimer's disease could be prevented after new blood test breakthrough

    07/08/2014 11:00:07 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 12:01AM BST 08 Jul 2014 | By Sarah Knapton, Science Correspondent
    Scientists at Oxford University and Kings College London develop blood test which can predict the onset of Alzheimer's so that drugs could target the disease before symptoms appear A blood test has been developed to predict if someone will develop Alzheimer’s within a year, raising hopes that the disease could become preventable. After a decade of research, scientists at Oxford University and King’s College London are confident they have found 10 proteins which show the disease is imminent. Clinical trials will start on people who have not yet developed Alzheimer’s to find out which drugs halt its onset. The blood...
  • New evidence supporting moon formation via collision of 2 planets

    07/08/2014 10:35:49 AM PDT · by robowombat · 23 replies
    Space Daily ^ | Jun 09, 2014
    New evidence supporting moon formation via collision of 2 planets by Staff Writers Oxford, UK (SPX) Jun 09, 2014 A new series of measurements of oxygen isotopes provides increasing evidence that the Moon formed from the collision of the Earth with another large, planet-sized astronomical body, around 4.5 billion years ago. This work will be published in Science* on 6th June, and will be presented to the Goldschmidt geochemistry conference in California on 11th June. Most planetary scientists believe that the Moon formed from an impact between the Earth and a planet-sized body, which has been given the name Theia....
  • Christian UK Bakery Could Face Court Case After Refusing to Make 'Bert and Ernie' Gay Marriage Cake

    07/08/2014 9:32:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/08/2014 | Stoyan Zaimov
    A Christian-run bakery in the U.K. could be facing a court case after it refused a request from a customer to make a cake featuring the "Sesame Street" characters Bert and Ernie with a slogan to "support gay marriage." Ashers Baking Company in Belfast declined the order from the customer, a gay rights activist, but now mat face legal action from watchdog group Equality Commission, BBC News reported on Tuesday. In a statement, the 24-year-old general manager of the Christian bakery said that the order, featuring portraits of the two puppets side by side alongside the logo of gay rights...
  • Westminster paedophile ring claims: '20 top figures involved'

    07/08/2014 7:16:03 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 7 replies
    theweek.co.uk ^ | 8 Jul 2014 | the week
    At least 20 prominent figures are believed to be among a "powerful elite" of paedophiles who abused children for "decades", according to a former child protection manager. Police were said to be investigating more than ten current and former politicians over alleged child abuse, but Peter McKelvie told BBC Newsnight: "I would say we are looking at upwards of 20 and a much larger number of people who have known about it and done nothing about it."
  • Britain's Lost Freedoms: 'We're Living in a Madhouse'

    07/08/2014 4:49:41 AM PDT · by xzins · 28 replies
    CBN ^ | Tuesday, July 08, 2014 | Dale Hurd
    LONDON - America owes much of its freedom to its British heritage. But today, Britain is losing its freedom. Many Americans were stunned when British authorities arrested Liberty Great Britain party leader Paul Weston in April for publicly reciting Winston Churchill's criticism of Islam. The calendar might say it's 2014, but in Britain it's starting to feel like George Orwell's "1984" because "Big Brother" has decided that certain things can no longer be said. Arrested over Churchill Weston quoted from Winston Churchill's book, The River War, in which he wrote: "How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its...
  • Islamist terror threat to west blown out of proportion - former MI6 chief

    07/08/2014 2:42:40 AM PDT · by Winniesboy · 11 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 8th 2014 | Richard Norton-Taylor
    ...extremists are now focused on Middle East and giving them publicity in west is counter-productive. The government and media have blown the Islamist terrorism threat out of proportion, giving extremists publicity that is counter-productive, a former head of Britain's intelligence service has said. Sir Richard Dearlove, chief of MI6 at the time of the Iraq invasion, said that Britons spreading "blood-curdling" messages on the internet should be ignored. He told an audience in London on Monday there had been a fundamental change in the nature of Islamist extremism since the Arab spring. It had created a major political problem in...
  • Bert and Ernie Gay Marriage Cake Leaves Christian Bakery Facing Court Threat

    07/07/2014 6:12:42 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 23 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | July 7, 2014
    Bert and Ernie Gay Marriage Cake Leaves Christian Bakery Facing Court Threat 07 Jul 2014 A Christian-run bakery is facing legal action from a Government agency for refusing to produce a cake carrying a picture of the Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie and the slogan “support gay marriage”. Ashers Baking Co, based in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, cancelled an order for a novelty cake with a picture of the puppets arm in arm printed onto the icing saying that it went against the directors’ religious beliefs. They believe that producing the cake with the slogan and the logo of QueerSpace,...
  • David Cameron: UK Parliament is Too White

    07/07/2014 3:56:37 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 12 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 29 Jun 2014 | Raheem Kassam
    Prime Minister David Cameron has declared that the British Parliament is "too white" – implying that only people from ethnic minority backgrounds can represent ethnic minorities, and that only white people can represent white people. The comments were pulled from his foreword in the book 'Rainbow Over Westminster' where he claims that there is "much more to be done" to get more people of ethnic minority extraction into Parliament.
  • It's politics, not science, driving climate mania:[extra long title from UK]

    07/07/2014 11:18:54 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 12 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | 05 July 2014 | Andrew Mountford
    For years, computer simulations have predicted that sea ice should be disappearing from the Poles. Now, with the news that Antarctic sea-ice levels have hit new highs, comes yet another mishap to tarnish the credibility of climate science. Climatologists base their doom-laden predictions of the Earth’s climate on computer simulations. But these have long been the subject of ridicule because of their stunning failure to predict the pause in warming – nearly 18 years long on some measures – since the turn of the last century. It’s the same with sea ice. We hear a great deal about the decline...
  • Relief for Business as European Commission Gives up on Maternity Leave Directive

    07/07/2014 9:37:07 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 1 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 7 2014 | M.E. Synon
    The European Commission is going to withdraw its draft directive on maternity leave, a proposal which has been stalled in the EU Council of Ministers for close to four years. The commission's directive, which would force employers across the EU to allow 20 weeks fully-paid maternity leave, was agreed by the European Parliament in 2010, but cannot become EU law without the agreement of the council, which represents the governments of member states. Because council has refused to move on the issue, the commission is withdrawing the draft directive under its Regulatory Fitness and Performance (REFIT) programme, a programme devised...
  • BBC Told to Cut Back and Not Give ‘Undue Attention’ to Climate Skeptic Perspective

    07/07/2014 8:37:56 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 12 replies
    The Blaze ^ | July 7 2014 | Liz Klimas
    A recent report criticized a major U.K. broadcasting company for providing too much of the perspective against man-made global warming in its news coverage. BBC Trust, which is the governing body of the BBC, released a report Thursday that evaluated the news company’s coverage of science impartiality. “… ‘over-rigid’ (as Professor Steve Jones described it) application of the Editorial Guidelines on impartiality in relation to science coverage, which fails to take into account what he regards as the ‘non-contentious’ nature of some stories and the need to avoid giving ‘undue attention to marginal opinion’. Professor Jones cites … the existence...
  • The new liberal intolerance. Denying Christians the right publicly to practise their faith

    07/07/2014 6:41:31 AM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 13 replies
    The Conservative Woman ^ | July 7, 2014 | Laura Perrins
    The hostility towards Christians is reaching fever pitch in the liberal West. The rights of Christians to practice their faith has come under sustained attack from some liberals, and too often those in positions of power. The past few weeks the right of Christian parents to educate their children in the Christian faith as protected by Article 8 of the European Convention of Human Rights was placed under sustained attack by liberal columnists, particularly at The Times and The Guardian. Even though their argument relied on alleged discriminatory practices carried out in non-faith state schools, it seemed Christian faith schools...
  • Soviet defector's trove of KGB secrets released

    07/06/2014 10:27:20 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 33 replies
    FoxNews ^ | July 06, 2014 | Associated Press
    CAMBRIDGE, England – The papers spent years hidden in a milk churn beneath a Russian dacha and read like an encyclopedia of Cold War espionage. Original documents from one of the biggest intelligence leaks in history — a who's who of Soviet spying — were released Monday after being held in secret for two decades.
  • The Mitrokhin archive: Cambridge Five spy ring members 'hopeless drunks'

    07/06/2014 6:02:01 PM PDT · by GreyFriar · 11 replies
    BBC News ^ | July 6, 2014 | None listed
    Members of the Cambridge Five spy ring were regarded by their Soviet handlers as hopeless drunks incapable of keeping secrets, newly-released files suggest. Documents from the Mitrokhin Archive have been opened to the public for the first time after being kept at a secret location for more than 20 years. But 19 out of 33 box files containing typewritten versions of his notes, all in Russian, can be viewed by visitors to the archive centre.
  • EU states promote settler boycott amid Israel crisis

    07/04/2014 6:16:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 07/04/2014 @ 09:27 | Andrew Rettman
    Twelve EU countries have warned investors not to do business with Israeli settler entities, amid a security crisis in Israel and Palestine. The group includes: Austria; Belgium; Croatia; Denmark; Finland; Greece; Ireland; Luxembourg; Malta; Portugal; Slovakia; and Slovenia. Portugal published its statement on Wednesday (2 July) and the others came out on Thursday. France, Italy, and Spain put out similar communiques earlier this week. Germany and the UK already did it months ago. Poland is expected to publish a warning shortly. The Irish foreign ministry said the action “has been coordinated at EU level”. …
  • Bulgaria hosts NATO manoeuvres in Black Sea

    07/05/2014 6:13:00 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 2 replies
    reuters.com ^ | July 4, 2014
    SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria launched naval manoeuvres in the Black Sea on Friday with six other NATO countries including the United States, in the latest demonstration of the alliance's resolve to support its eastern European members in light of the Ukraine crisis. Bulgaria's defence ministry said the 10-day war games, dubbed BREEZE 2014, were designed to boost NATO solidarity and regional readiness, though it added they had been scheduled before Russia annexed Ukraine's Black Sea region of Crimea in March. Vessels from Bulgaria and its Black Sea neighbours Romania and Turkey and also from Greece, Italy, Britain and the United...
  • British public footing a £1bn bill - to aid the US taxman

    07/04/2014 8:00:05 PM PDT · by PotatoHeadMick · 14 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4 Jul 2014 | Richard Dyson
    Your bank and investment provider are now officially working for the United States tax authorities – and you’re footing the £1bn bill. On Tuesday July 1, new US tax legislation also clicked into place – US tax legislation that applies in Britain, that is. The US-originated laws require British financial institutions to investigate and report via HM Revenue & Customs any information that may be of interest to the Internal Revenue Service, the US equivalent.
  • The Inconvenient truth about Islamic immigration

    07/04/2014 1:29:20 PM PDT · by robowombat · 16 replies
    EuropeNews ^ | 22 June 2014 09:42 | Vincent Cooper
    The Inconvenient truth about Islamic immigration With a rapidly growing Muslim population, how will governments in forty or fifty years defend our freedoms? As for "British Values", will Islamic values not then be British values too? Vincent Cooper On 22 June 2014 09:42 37 The political and media debate on the alleged Islamist Trojan Horse infiltration of Birmingham schools reveals -- like no other issue regarding Islam in Britain -- a deep and long-held political fear in confronting the truth about the nature of Islam and large-scale Muslim immigration. That truth -- and it has been a concern of governments...
  • 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...
  • [UK] Work program ‘incompatible’ with EU human rights laws, says judge

    07/04/2014 7:31:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11:53AM BST 04 Jul 2014 | Peter Dominiczak
    Iain Duncan Smith has pledged to appeal after a judge ruled that emergency legislation introduced over a flagship back-to-work program is “incompatible” with European human rights laws. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) said that it “disagrees” with Mrs. Justice Lang, who said that retrospective legislation introduced interfered with the “right to a fair trial” under the European Convention on Human Rights. Human rights lawyers said the judgment was a “damning assessment” and, if upheld on appeal, could lead to some £130 million having to be paid out to thousands of jobseeker’s allowance claimants denied benefits under the schemes....
  • Royal Navy's new aircraft carrier officially named

    07/04/2014 6:43:39 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    Flightglobal.com ^ | July 4, 2014 | CRAIG HOYLE
    The UK Royal Navy’s first new aircraft carrier has been formally named the HMS Queen Elizabeth, during a ceremony at Rosyth dockyard near Edinburgh, Scotland. Performed on 4 July by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the milestone marks the completion of the lead vessel’s 65,000t structure, with the Aircraft Carrier Alliance also having started the flood-up of its dry dock before the ship will be floated out later this month. First Sea Lord Adm Sir George Zambellas says the new carrier’s role “will be global, strategic and one of inter-service and international partnership.” Current plans call for the Queen Elizabeth...
  • Queen names new Royal Navy aircraft carrier in Rosyth

    07/04/2014 5:26:34 AM PDT · by Smartisan · 7 replies
    The UK's largest warship marks "a new phase in our naval history", the Queen has said, as the vessel was officially named in her honour at a ceremony at Fife's Rosyth Dockyard. A bottle of whisky was smashed on the hull of the 65,000-tonne HMS Queen Elizabeth - the first of two new Royal Navy aircraft carriers being built. The Red Arrows flew over the dockyard before the ship was officially named. First Sea Lord Admiral George Zambellas said the ship was "fit for a Queen". "HMS Queen Elizabeth will be a national instrument of power and a national symbol...
  • UK jihadi: “If and when I come back to Britain it will be when this Khilafah...

    07/04/2014 4:42:55 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 7/4/2014 | Robert Spencer
    And why does the Islamic State actually have a chance to come to Britain? Because of the steadfast insistence on the part of British authorities that the Islamic State and its fighters actually have nothing to do with Islam at all, and the persistence of those authorities in maintaining these comforting fictions that prevent them from studying, understanding, or dealing effectively with the ideology that leads to imperialist and supremacist statements like the ones Abu Osama makes here.“British jihadi: I won’t return to UK until black flag flies over Buckingham Palace,” by Raziye Akkoc, the Telegraph, July 4, 2014 (thanks...
  • 'Infidels must wear red collars and shave heads': 'Nazi' vision of Muslim Britain from Imam

    07/03/2014 10:41:16 PM PDT · by robowombat · 21 replies
    EuropeNews ^ | June 28, 2014
    'Infidels must wear red collars and shave heads': 'Nazi' vision of Muslim Britain from Imam who ran 'Isis' barbecue in Cardiff park Abu Waleed, 35, was seen at event in Cardiff bedecked with Isis flags Al Qaeda splinter group Isis has been joined by three young Welsh jihadis Now a video has emerged outlining Waleed's startling views on society Non-Muslims cannot walk on the pavement and should ride mules, he sa They 'should give nice clothes to Muslims and wear mismatched shoes' Moderates furiously criticised Waleed, from Hounslow, west London Lib Dem peer said speech was similar to 'very worst...
  • United Kingdom: Disciplinary Board Finds Christian Guilty of "Bullying" for Praying with Muslim

    07/03/2014 10:27:45 PM PDT · by robowombat · 8 replies
    Answering Muslims ^ | Sunday, June 29, 2014
    Sunday, June 29, 2014 United Kingdom: Disciplinary Board Finds Christian Guilty of "Bullying" for Praying with Muslim Can anything be weaker than Islam? It brags about being the true religion, but recoils from the slightest challenge. Under Sharia, Christians are not allowed to share the Gospel with Muslims. In the United Kingdom, Sharia is already being enforced. Christians who so much as pray with a Muslim are accused of bullying and are punished accordingly. Victoria Wasteney The Telegraph—A Christian health worker has begun a legal challenge after being disciplined by the NHS for praying with a Muslim colleague. Victoria Wasteney,...
  • Students told they face jail for lying on their CV (i.e. resume; UK)

    07/03/2014 5:22:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 03 July 2014
    Fraud prevention officers have sent a new guide to universities warning students they could face jail for telling “white lies” on their CVs to make them more impressive. Entitled Don’t Finish Your Career Before It Starts, the guide warns that embellishments like inflating grades and inventing extra-curricular activities can be classed as “fraud by false representation” and carry a maximum 10-year jail sentence. It says that cases referred to the fraud prevention service CIFAS stay on file for six years, so applicants might also be flagged up if they attempt to apply for other jobs. …
  • Former SecState with presidential ambitions can’t tell the players in UK?

    07/03/2014 4:14:52 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 3 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 3 Jul 2014
    When I first saw this clip earlier today, I was inclined to dismiss it. After all, plenty of people make the mistake Hillary Clinton does in this interview with BBC Radio today. The interviewer asks the former Secretary of State to gauge the strength of the “special relationship” between the US and the UK, and offers a rather insipid answer that applies to nearly all of our allies in the West. But it’s the apparent ignorance of the UK’s political parties from a woman who served for four years as America’s chief diplomat that got the buzz (via TWS and...
  • ‘White Widow’ of London bomber remarried into family tied to notorious Al-Qaeda commander

    07/03/2014 4:15:48 PM PDT · by robowombat · 3 replies
    National Post ^ | June 29, 2014
    ‘White Widow’ of London bomber remarried into family tied to notorious Al-Qaeda commander In this handout photo provided by Interpol, is a picture of Samantha Lewthwaite on September 26, 2013 in London, England. Interpol via Getty Images In this handout photo provided by Interpol, is a picture of Samantha Lewthwaite on September 26, 2013 in London, England. Samantha Lewthwaite, the “White Widow” of one of the London July 7 bombers, later married into a Kenyan family connected to one of Al-Qaeda’s most notorious commanders in East Africa, The Daily Telegraph can disclose. Interpol via Getty Images) Interpol via Getty Images)...
  • Rolf Harris guilty of indecent assaults (Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport)

    07/03/2014 12:29:21 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 26 replies
    BBC.com ^ | 6-30-2014 | BBC
    <p>Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris has been found guilty of 12 counts of indecently assaulting four girls in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.</p> <p>One of the victims was a childhood friend of his daughter, another was an autograph hunter aged seven or eight.</p>
  • Britain Frets Over Cost of Restoring Carriers to Royal Navy

    07/03/2014 5:44:09 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 35 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | July 2, 2014 | ROBERT WALL
    Queen to Christen First of Two New Aircraft Carriers, Second Headed for Mothballs ROSYTH, Scotland— Queen Elizabeth II is scheduled on Friday to christen the first of two new aircraft carriers for the Royal Navy, despite lingering questions over whether Britain can afford both vessels. HMS Queen Elizabeth is due to start sailing with combat jets in 2020—a decade after Britain suspended its membership in the elite club of militaries with that capacity, one that already includes India and China. For the Royal Navy's top brass, the carrier represents another milestone in the country's storied history as a naval power....
  • Rural White Communities – Organise or Die! ( UK )

    07/01/2014 3:09:51 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Western Spring ^ | June 27, 2014 | Max Musson
    Less than three weeks after the publicity surrounding Payhembury School in Devon, where the school staff have been pressured into bussing their pupils into a highly multiracial part of London on ‘exchange’ trips designed to promote multiculturalism and multiracialism, another school has been singled out for attack by Ofsted inspectors because of alleged ‘racist’ bullying, even though the pupils are all White. Payhembury School in Devon was criticised in its 2010 Ofsted report because all of the pupils attending the school are White and because the school is situated in an all White area. Payhembury School was graded merely, ‘good’,...
  • Cameron denies being 'humiliated' over EC Juncker vote

    07/01/2014 7:12:26 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 1 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 30 June 2014 | bbc
    David Cameron has suffered "utter humiliation" over the nomination of Jean-Claude Juncker as European Commission president, Ed Miliband has claimed. The Labour leader told MPs the PM's renegotiation strategy for the UK in Europe was now "in tatters".
  • Oxford Union Rape Case Shows That Consent Is Never Black and White

    06/30/2014 9:05:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 30 Jun 2014 | Claire Cohen
    The sorry tale of Ben Sullivan only serves to show how complex the issues surrounding rape allegations have become, writes Claire CohenLast week, the 21-year-old president of the Oxford Union was cleared of all charges against him – having been accused of the rape, and attempted rape, of two students last year. Now, leaked documents appear to show one of the women admitting online that their encounter was ‘consensual’, almost a year before Sullivan’s arrest. It’s tempting to see these leaked documents as containing a tacit admission of consent. But that would be an over-simplification. Yes, the woman seems to...
  • Black student body president at nation's most expensive prep school forced to resign...

    The former black student body president at a pricey New Jersey prep school was forced to resign from her leadership position earlier this year after she posted a series of photos on the Internet, in which she is seen dressed as what she describes to be the typical male, white student at the school. In the photos, former Lawrenceville School Student Body President Maya Peterson is seen wearing L.L. Bean duck boots, a Yale University sweatshirt and is holding a hockey stick, which she says is representative of the typical 'Lawrenceville boi.' In addition to the photos, she added hashtags...
  • Scottish independence: Hundreds protest over 'BBC bias'

    06/30/2014 8:27:40 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | 29 June 2014
    Hundreds of people gathered at BBC Scotland's headquarters in Glasgow to protest over the corporation's coverage of the referendum. The protestors claimed an "unhealthy bias" existed in favour of the pro-Union Better Together campaign. Organiser Moira Williams said there was "increasing discontent" about the way the independence campaign was being represented by the BBC. However, the BBC said its referendum coverage was "fair and accurate". The Scottish independence referendum takes place on 18 September 2014. Voters will answer the Yes/No question: "Should Scotland be an independent country?"
  • Disciplined for bullying Muslim colleague by praying with her and giving a book about Christianity

    06/29/2014 11:09:43 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 11 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 29 2014 | Mia De Graaf
    NHS worker disciplined for 'bullying' Muslim colleague by praying with her and giving her a book about a woman who converts to Christianity -Victoria Wasteney, an occupational therapist, found guilty of 'bullying' -Lent colleague a book, invited her to sports day, prayed with her -She is now banned from discussing faith at work and has a formal warning -Miss Wasteney is challenging ruling by East London NHS Foundation Trust -37-year-old blasted her employers for 'intolerance', taking legal action A Christian NHS worker has been disciplined for 'bullying' a Muslim colleague by praying with her. Victoria Wasteney, an occupational therapist, was...