Free Republic 2nd Qtr 2020 Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $81,504
Woo hoo!! And now less than $6.5k to go!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

United Kingdom (News/Activism)

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Australian TV reporter screams live on air as she is attacked by screwdriver-wielding man yelling 'Allahu Akbar' while covering Black Lives Matter protest in London

    06/03/2020 5:10:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 12:56 EDT, 3 June 2020 | Katie Weston
    A reporter screamed live on air as she claimed she was attacked by a screwdriver-wielding man yelling “Allahu Akbar” while covering the Black Lives Matter protest in London. Nine News’ Europe correspondent Sophie Walsh, 34, was assaulted on Park Lane while broadcasting around 9.45am today, according to the Australian network. Footage was not captured of the attack, but Ms. Walsh can be heard screaming and seen clearly shaken afterwards while relaying the incident to one of her colleagues. The alleged attack came as police arrested a man after a car driving “very fast” mounted a pavement and hit a pensioner,...
  • Police officers 'take a knee' in front of angry crowd of 2,000 Black Lives Matter protestors at the gates of Number 10 yelling '**** Boris, **** Trump' as plastic bottles are thrown, an officer is punched and at least one demonstrator arrested [London UK]

    06/03/2020 10:53:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 13:44 EDT, 3 June 2020 | Mark Duell, James Fielding and Shekhar Bhatia
    A line of Metropolitan Police officers “took a knee” in tribute to George Floyd today as thousands of protesters gathered outside Downing Street. At least 15,000 Black Lives Matter protesters including actor John Boyega and singer Liam Payne gathered in London, ignoring social distancing guidelines, as a show of anger against the death of Mr. Floyd in the US. And at least 2,000 of those demonstrated in front of Downing Street, shouting “take a knee” at Metropolitan Police officers guarding security gates. Four officers obliged, to the approval of the crowds, who urged other officers to follow the example of...
  • UK PM condemns George Floyd killing as protesters take to the streets in London

    06/03/2020 10:07:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    AFP via Yahoo News ^ | 06/03/2020 | Joe JACKSON and Charlotte DURAND
    London (AFP) - Hundreds of people took to the streets of London on Wednesday to protest against the death in US police custody of George Floyd, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson condemned the killing but dodged questions about whether he had raised the issue with key ally Donald Trump. Protesters, many of them in facemasks, defied coronavirus restrictions, and held aloft signs saying "Justice for George Floyd" and "Enough is enough!" as they marched from Hyde Park to the Whitehall government district in central London. The demonstration is the latest in the British capital since Floyd, an unarmed African-American, died...
  • UK to change immigration rules for Hong Kong citizens if China passes law {quick pathway to British citizenship}

    06/03/2020 4:14:56 AM PDT · by Cronos · 6 replies
    BBC ^ | 3 June 2020 | BBC
    Britain will change its immigration rules and offer millions of people in Hong Kong "a route to citizenship" if China imposes new security laws, Boris Johnson has said. Writing in the Times, Mr Johnson said the UK would "have no choice" but to uphold its ties with the territory. ..In the Times on Wednesday, the prime minister confirmed that if China passes the law, people in Hong Kong who hold British National (Overseas) (BNO) passports will be allowed to come to the UK for 12 months without a visa. Currently they are allowed to come for six months. Around 350,000...
  • Prof. Neil Ferguson whose grim warnings via his model prompted Boris Johnson to order TOTAL LOCKDOWN admits Sweden may have suppressed Covid-19 to the same level but WITHOUT draconian measures

    06/02/2020 12:18:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    The professor whose grim warning that 500,000 Brits may die from Covid-19 without action triggered lockdown has admitted Sweden may have suppressed its outbreak as well as Britain - without imposing the draconian measures. Professor Neil Ferguson, of Imperial College London, revealed he had the 'greatest respect' for the Scandinavian nation, which has managed to suffer fewer deaths per capita than the UK. He made the comments at a House of Lords Science and Technology Committee today during his first public appearance since flouting stay at home rules to have secret trysts with his married mistress last month. The epidemiologist...
  • As the George Floyd protests continue, let's be clear where the violence is coming from

    06/01/2020 2:13:00 PM PDT · by edwinland · 22 replies
    the Guardian ^ | Jun 1 2020 | Rebecca Solinut
    Using damage to property as cover, US police have meted out shocking, indiscriminate brutality in the wake of the uprising he word “violence” is going to be used a lot to describe the events in US cities over the weekend and all this week. So it’s going to be important to be clear about who is violent and what violence is. Property destruction and harming human beings are profoundly different actions, and with a few exceptions (seemingly interlopers in the protests) virtually all the violence visited on human beings during this round of civil unrest across the US has been...
  • Hong Kong Police blocks annual Tiananmen vigil; Resident's rush to apply for UK passports

    06/01/2020 8:22:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | 06/01/2020 | Zen Soo
    Hong Kong police rejected an application Monday by organizers for an annual candlelight vigil marking the anniversary this week of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, as residents rushed to apply for passports that could allow them to move to the United Kingdom It would be the first time in 30 years that the vigil, which draws a huge crowd to an outdoor space, is not held in Hong Kong. The vigil commemorates China's deadly military crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989. The decision follows a vote by China’s ceremonial parliament to bypass Hong Kong’s...
  • Boris Johnson 'changes his mind' over Huawei deal and 'wants a way out of the agreement'

    05/31/2020 11:22:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 21:05 EDT, 31 May 2020 | Xantha Leatham
    Boris Johnson has “changed his mind” over the deal with Chinese telecoms giant Huawei, according to a senior Government source. The company is to hold crunch talks with Downing Street this week following reports No. 10 is seeking a way out of the deal to let Huawei build 35 percent of the 5G network. The meeting with Sir Edward Lister, one of Mr. Johnson’s senior aides, has been described as a “clarifying moment” for the company. A senior Government source told the Sunday Times the Prime Minister wanted to use a new security review “as cover” for getting out of...
  • George Floyd "protests" go international - BLM activists marched on US embassy in London

    05/31/2020 3:21:32 PM PDT · by rxsid · 23 replies ^ | 05.31.2020 | Ross Ibbetson
    "Police arrest eleven people after 'assault on officers' as thousands of Black Lives Matter activists marched on US embassy in London and crowds gathered peacefully around UK demanding 'justice' for George Floyd killed by cops 4,000 miles away in US Eleven people were arrested in London today as thousands of Black Lives Matter protesters peacefully marched on the US Embassy in London, with hundreds more taking to the streets of Cardiff and Manchester, to demonstrate against the killing of George Floyd. Chants of, 'I can't breathe,' rebounded across the Thames this afternoon, the words Floyd was heard gasping before his...
  • U.S. Warns That China's Expulsion of Navy Near Disputed Islands Is a 'Serious Threat' to Sea Travel

    05/30/2020 12:31:32 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 72 replies ^ | 5/28/20 | BY TOM O'CONNOR ON
    he Chinese military has said it chased off a U.S. warship near a disputed set of islands in the South China Sea, but the Navy contended the vessel was acting within international law. Senior Colonel Li Huamin, the spokesman for the Chinese People's Liberation Army's Southern Theater Command, said in a statement Thursday by official military outlets that the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin "illegally intruded" into territorial waters near the Paracel Islands, known to China as the Xisha Islands, earlier that day. As a result, Li said Chinese sea and air units were dispatched to "warn off" and...
  • Britain may offer 'path to citizenship' for nearly 3 million in Hong Kong

    05/30/2020 6:28:46 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 71 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 29, 2020 / 3:04 PM | Reporting by William James, editing by Andy Bruce
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is prepared to offer extended visa rights and a pathway to citizenship for almost 3 million Hong Kong residents in response to China’s push to impose national security legislation in the former British colony. China’s parliament has approved a decision to go forward with national security legislation for Hong Kong that democracy activists, diplomats and some in the business world fear will jeopardise its semi-autonomous status and its role as a global financial hub. Britain, the United States, Australia, Canada and the EU have all sharply criticised the move. Foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Thursday...
  • Reshuffling: Oil price crash alters priorities, greases skids to new world order

    05/28/2020 8:19:26 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, May 28, 2020 | Ben Wolfgang and Guy Taylor
    The sustained plunge in global oil prices has brought deep, unexpected shifts on the geopolitical landscape, with impacts felt in the Arctic and the Middle East, and in the fortunes of the American heartland and the future of the Russian-Chinese strategic alliance. A U.S.-engineered market truce has helped energy prices rebound slightly this month after flatlining in April, but analysts say reverberations will likely be felt for years to come as they chip away at the foundational international partnerships in the post-World War II era and create new alliances and rivalries. Analysts say there is no way the U.S. and...
  • China removes phrase ‘peaceful reunification’ from Taiwan document

    05/28/2020 12:55:02 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 47 replies
    Beijing has removed references to “peaceful reunification” with Taiwan from its annual work report, signalling the country will take a stronger stance against the island territory. The past six work reports since President Xi Jinping took power in 2013 have signalled that any attempt to reunify Taiwan and China would be “peaceful”.
  • Joint Statement On Hong Kong by US, UK, Canada, Australia

    05/28/2020 1:52:53 PM PDT · by ifinnegan · 76 replies
    U.S. department of State ^ | 5/28/20 | U.S., UK, Canada, Australia
    The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Begin Text: Signatories to this statement reiterate our deep concern regarding Beijing’s decision to impose a national security law in Hong Kong. Hong Kong has flourished as a bastion of freedom. The international community has a significant and long-standing stake in Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability. Direct imposition of national security legislation on Hong Kong by the Beijing authorities, rather than through Hong Kong’s own institutions as provided for under Article 23 of the Basic Law, would...
  • 'White Harlots, Eager for Sex': Islam’s Sadomasochistic Fantasies

    05/27/2020 8:00:00 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 27, 2020 | Raymond Ibrahim
    The “religious and racial” nature of Muslim sex grooming gangs. Speaking under the pseudonym of “Ella,” a British woman recently revealed that her Muslim rapists called her “a white c*nt, a white wh*re, and a white b*tch,” during the more than 100 times she was raped in her youth by the mostly Pakistani grooming gang. “We need to understand racially and religiously aggravated crime if we are going to prevent it and protect people from it and if we are going to prosecute correctly for it,” she said in her recent interview.  “Prevention, protection and prosecution — all of them...
  • 'It was a homicide - but I don't know who killed him.' Jeffrey Epstein's lawyer says his pedophile client was 'upbeat and excited' about strategy to clear his name but lived in fear of violent former cellmate

    05/26/2020 12:16:03 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 26 2020 | DAN BATES FOR
    Jeffrey Epstein did not kill himself because he was preparing a multi-layered legal and media strategy to fight his case, the late pedophile's lawyer has claimed. David Schoen, who Epstein asked to lead his legal team in his final days, said he planned to mount legal and factual defenses to the sex trafficking allegations against him. During a five-hour meeting with Epstein nine days before his death, Schoen said Epstein was 'upbeat and excited' and looking forward to clearing his name.
  • Tony Blair Dismisses Trump’s Coronavirus Leadership in Call for More Global Government

    05/25/2020 11:00:25 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 25 2020 | SIMON KENT
    Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair has airily dismissed U.S. President Donald Trump’s leadership during the Chinese coronavirus pandemic, instead harking back to his work alongside Bill Clinton and Barack Obama as examples of how global inter-governmental cooperation can win the day. His remarks in an interview with NBC News last Friday followed an earlier intervention in the crisis when his own globalist think tank claimed it is “embedded in governments around the world,” as Breitbart News reported. In his most recent observations, he told NBC News he was worried about the lack of global coordination in tackling the crisis.
  • Guess who is being blamed for COVID-19 now? Yep, It Was Only A Matter Of Time.

    05/26/2020 7:15:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/26/2020 | Thomas Lifson
    China and one-fifth of respondents in England agree, according to recent reports. It’s the old reliable, blame ‘em for everything group. That’s right: The Jews! It was only a matter of time. Via the Jerusalem Post: One in five English people believe that Jews created COVID-19 to collapse the economy for financial gain, a newly-released study by a team of researchers at the University of Oxford has revealed. The finding came as part of a wider survey in attitudes toward the virus and the measures taken to prevent its spread, which found that there was a strong undercurrent of mistrust over...
  • Watch: Farage Again Catches French Ships Escorting Illegal Migrant Boats Into British Waters....

    05/26/2020 9:01:49 AM PDT · by caww · 58 replies
    breitbart ^ | 5/26/2020 | KURT ZINDULKA
    The Brexit Party leader 'turned investigative journalist' took to the English Channel again on Tuesday morning to report on the increased waves of illegal boat migrants sailing from camps in France to the United Kingdom. We’ve given the French 61 million quid 'to stop' illegal boat migrants coming into British waters. What we witnessed again today, was the navy, the French navy, escorting them into our waters,” Farage said. Mr Farage said that he witnessed a French ship escorting a “rib” (a small rubber boat) loaded with 13 illegal migrants into British waters. In the video, the veteran Brexit campaigner...
  • Do We Even Need a Shot Now? COVID-19 Is Vanishing So Quickly in the UK that Their Vaccine Test Might Be Useless

    05/25/2020 9:39:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/25/2020 | Matt Vespa
    Well, North Carolina’s COVID death toll has been slashed big league. Florida was supposed to be awash with new bodies. That prediction, which was infused with a ghoulish sense of glee from liberal media folks, was made eight weeks ago. It has not happened. The curve has been flattened, deaths are dropping, and the hospitalizations have stabilized. The health care system has pressure on it, but that’s no longer the case. It’s time to re-open. The initial intent of the lockdowns was to flatten the curve. It’s been flattened. Now, to no one’s surprise, the Democrats in charge of states...