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  • 'Radical' Muslim cleric tells young British Muslims it is 'ACCEPTABLE' to keep sex slaves

    07/30/2016 5:58:30 PM PDT · by kevcol · 47 replies
    Express-UK ^ | July 30, 2016 | Fraser Moore
    A MUSLIM cleric from a Cardiff mosque where three British jihadis are believed to have been radicalised has told young worshippers it is “permissible” to keep sex slaves Ali Hammuda is an Imam at the Al-Manar mosque in the Welsh city, and has been at this post since Nasser Muthana and Reyyad Khan, then 20, and teenager Aseel Muthana left for Syria in 2014. Now the preacher has been secretly filmed telling a group of young Muslims it is acceptable to keep sex slaves and that the "end of days" is near.
  • Lefties loathe him but the truth is Nigel Farage changed history

    07/30/2016 1:23:18 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 29 July 2016 | Peter Osborne
    By my estimate, only three politicians have made a genuine, enduring difference to Britain in the past 50 years. Perhaps it’s not surprising that they have very contrasting characteristics. First, there was Roy Jenkins, Labour’s Home Secretary in the Sixties. He was regarded as the father of the Permissive Society — legalising homosexuality, abolishing hanging, ending censorship, reforming abortion and divorce laws. Then there was Edward Heath, the Tory prime minister in the Seventies who negotiated Britain’s entry into the nascent European Union (then misleadingly known as the Common Market). Heath was a disagreeable man and failed in countless areas,...
  • Transgender pupils 'must be given extra PE breaks': (trunc)

    07/30/2016 1:04:52 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 40 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 29 July 2016 | Eleanor Harding
    Schools have been told they may be breaking the law if they do not allow extra breaks in sports lessons for transgender pupils. Advice from councils warns that the practice of chest-binding – which is common among youngsters changing from female to male – can lead to ‘breathing difficulties and fainting’. And if pupils are put at risk or treated less favourably as a result of being transgender, schools could be in breach of discrimination legislation. Guidance on how to deal fairly with transgender pupils has been produced by a number of local authorities including Lancashire, Cornwall, Brighton and Hove,...
  • 'Gross lack of planning' Royal Navy's most powerful warships ALL stuck in port

    07/30/2016 9:11:42 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 19 replies
    DAILY STAR ^ | 30th July 2016 | Siba Jackson
    "UNPRECEDENTED": HMS Duncan is one of the six powerful warships currently docked at Portsmouth Six £1billion Type 45 Destroyers - described as the backbone of Britain's marine defences - are not on operations, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed. One senior Navy insider told how out was "almost unprecedented" that all the vessels should be docked. And the fact all six were in port at once could suggest "a gross lack of planning" or indicate "something more serious", the source warned Sky News. An insider revealed the ships had "just got back from operations, are about to go on operations...
  • Decorated Para facing prosecution 44 years after shooting dead an IRA killer [tr]

    07/30/2016 8:14:42 AM PDT · by pabianice · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/30/16 | Hardy
    A bloody outrage: The decorated Para facing prosecution 44 years after shooting dead an IRA killer - while the blood-soaked men of terror know they'll never face justice (thanks to Blair's squalid 'peace' deal) Soldier C faces prosecution for shooting the IRA commander Joe McCann The 65-year-old had been cleared of any wrong-doing over killing in 1972 Thought case is politically motivated and designed to appease IRA families Meanwhile, suspected IRA terrorists avoid prosecution due to Blair's deal Soldier C is a man who rarely shows emotion. Having served his country for 23 years in both the Parachute Regiment and...

    07/27/2016 7:41:44 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 27 replies
    President Barack Obama has been slated by his own brother - and revealed he will back Republican Donald Trump in the Presidential race. Speaking live from Kenya on British TV, Malik Obama also spoke about his relationship with Barack and claimed he has to make appointments to see him. And he told Good Morning Britain hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid that the US leader has issues with attitude. He said: "[Barack] has this attitude like 'I'm the president, I've made it, I'm the star here'. I do understand that but I'm just expressing my opinion and how I feel."
  • Donald Trump to Get National Intelligence Briefings Immediately

    07/29/2016 10:26:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | July 29, 2016 | Ryan Parker
    "There is no stipulation anywhere that requires a security clearance for a presidential candidate. The fact that they're a candidate qualifies them," says James R. Clapper Jr., the director of National Intelligence. Donald Trump will begin to get intelligence briefings now that he is the official GOP candidate for president. Both Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton will get briefings as soon as next week, James R. Clapper Jr., the director of National Intelligence, said Thursday during the Aspen Security Forum. Although Trump is a notorious tweeter and Clinton has been on the hot seat for her email server, Clapper...
  • NATO commander agrees members should pay up

    07/29/2016 5:25:55 PM PDT · by kevcol · 7 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 29, 2016 | Jamie McIntyre
    In an interview at the Aspen Security Forum, Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti said it's something he regularly discusses with other countries. "What I tell them typically is that look, we have a people and a Congress with a tough budget as well," Scaparrotti said Thursday night. "So as a leader of another country you have to put your share into this, you have to do that because when I go back to testify to Congress I get asked these questions." . . Scaparrotti, NATO's supreme commander, says as of now only five of the 28 NATO nations are meeting their...
  • ATTACK OF THE DRONES Fears ISIS could use drones for terror bombings in Britain (tr)

    07/29/2016 8:53:50 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 17 replies
    The Sun ^ | 29th July 2016 | CRAIG WOODHOUSE
    Ex-security minister Admiral Lord West says it would be 'even easier' to use the toys as weapons here than the Middle East. Foreign Office minister Baroness Anelay said there was growing proof that Daesh militants are converting the popular toys into weapons in their Middle East heartlands. A NATO chemical weapons expert also claimed the killer drones could be fitted with World War I mustard gas.
  • U.K. court nixes government home-invasion plan

    07/28/2016 8:52:51 PM PDT · by kevcol · 8 replies
    WND ^ | July 28, 2016 | Bob Unruh
    The Supreme Court in the United Kingdom has struck down Scotland's plan to assign a government employee to every child to ensure – even if the family objects – each one meets the government's goal of being "safe, healthy, achieving, nurtured, active, respected, responsible and included." The argument against Scotland’s Children and Young People Act, the "Named Persons” plan, was that the government does not have the right to give to its employees private information.
  • Palestinians gear up to sue the UK – over 1917 Balfour Declaration

    07/27/2016 8:33:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | July 25, 2016, 8:47 pm | Times of Israel Staff and AFP
    The Palestinian Authority is preparing a lawsuit against the British government over the issuing of the 1917 Balfour Declaration that paved the way for the creation of the State of Israel. The PA’s Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki told Arab League leaders gathered in Mauritania Monday that London is responsible for all “Israeli crimes” committed since the end of the British mandate in 1948. Signed by British Foreign Secretary Lord Arthur James Balfour in 1917, the declaration was seen as giving the Zionist movement official recognition and backing on the part of a major power, on the eve of the British...
  • When It Comes to Islam, Western Leaders Are Liars or Idiots

    07/26/2016 3:14:40 AM PDT · by detective · 48 replies
    Frontpage ^ | July 26, 2016 | Raymond Ibrahim
    When it comes to the connection between Islam and violence against non-Muslims, one fact must be embraced: the majority of those in positions of leadership and authority in the West are either liars or fools, or both. No other alternative exists. The reason for this uncharitable assertion is simple: If Islam was once a faraway, exotic religion, today we hear calls for, and see acts of, violence committed in its name—or the name of its deity “Allahu Akbar!”—practically every day. And many of us still have “ears that hear and eyes that see.” It’s no secret: Muslims from all around...
  • Welsh woman beaten and starved in Saudi Arabia because of un-Islamic behaviour'[tr]

    07/27/2016 12:44:06 PM PDT · by pabianice · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/27/16 | Ward
    Welsh woman, 21, claims her father ‘beats and starves her in Saudi Arabia because of un-Islamic behaviour' and is begging British court to allow her to return home Amina Al-Jeffery allegedly kept prisoner by father in Saudi for four years Said to have been held there after being accused of un-Islamic behaviour Miss Al-Jeffery born in Swansea but taken to Saudi Arabia at the age of 16 Her father did not agree with her western lifestyle the High Court was told A Welsh schoolgirl who has been 'beaten, starved and locked up' by her father for four years in Saudi...
  • Abbas' Speech at Arab Summit: We Are Preparing to Sue British Government for Balfour Declaration

    07/27/2016 12:37:41 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 30 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 7/25/16 | Al-Jazeera Network (Qatar)
    PA President Mahmoud Abbas' speech, delivered at the Arab League Summit in Nouakchott, Mauritania, on June 25, called for the Arab League's help in preparing a lawsuit against the British government for issuing and implementing the 1917 Balfour Declaration. The speech was read at the summit by PA Foreign Minister Riyad Al-Malki, following the death of Abbas' brother. The speech aired on Al-Jazeera network.
  • Syrian refugees settled on the remote Scottish island of Bute complain they are now depressed

    It was a scheme designed to offer Syrian refugees a new life in Scotland, away from the horrors of their war-ravaged homeland. But some of the first to be given sanctuary in Rothesay eight months ago have spoken of their unhappiness on Bute, saying it is ‘full of old people’ and a place ‘where people come to die’. Argyll and Bute Council was among 16 Scottish local authorities to sign up for the initiative, with the first 100 Syrian refugees flown to the UK and on to Scotland in November last year. But Abd, who had been making trips to...
  • Idiot junior officers set their British Army barracks ablaze...

    07/26/2016 1:53:50 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 32 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 27th July 2016 | Martin Robinson
    Two junior officers managed to set fire to their mess after allegedly having a duel with flare guns after a boozy formal dinner. The 2nd lieutenants apparently climbed into kayaks in the outdoor swimming pool at Allenby Barracks in Bovington and began firing at each other on Friday night. But one of the flares, designed to call for help at sea, managed to start a major fire in the seven-storey mess, which has been badly damaged. The Royal Military Police is now investigating how a flare fight apparently started outside the building managed to cause a fire in its top...
  • British security services warn attack in UK is ‘very likely’

    07/26/2016 1:11:41 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 16 replies ^ | July 26, 2016
    A terrorist attack in the UK is "highly likely" following attacks in other parts of Europe, a five-judge tribunal has been told. Britain's intelligence agencies highlighted the seriousness of the threat as they defended themselves against accusations of engaging in the mass collection of communications data and UK citizens' personal information without proper legal safeguards being in place.
  • The great Brexit immigration LIE: Like Cameron before her, May has made a foolish promise

    07/26/2016 12:59:01 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies
    Daily Mail | 23 July 2016 | Mark Littlewood
    ...To appreciate the absurdity, you only have to look at the net migration figures for 2015. Out of the total of more than 300,000 migrants, around half came from outside the EU – meaning we already had the power to cut that back if we had chosen to. But we didn’t. We needed them.
  • Inside the ultimate test drive: How British test pilots put Eurofighter Typhoon through its paces

    07/25/2016 10:16:12 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    BAE SYSTEMS ^ | 10 July 2016
    Inside the ultimate test drive: How British test pilots put the Eurofighter Typhoon through its paces British test pilots from BAE Systems have lifted the lid on how they push the Eurofighter Typhoon combat jet to the edge of its limits as part of an ‘ultimate test drive’ before delivering the aircraft to customers including the Royal Air Force. The jet’s power, speed and agility are all brought to the fore as test pilots, based at Warton, Lancashire, take the controls of each Typhoon for the first time – as soon as they roll out from the factory floor to...
  • The Modern Police Force Was Not Designed to Solve Problems of Civilizational Collapse

    07/25/2016 9:11:51 AM PDT · by pinochet · 19 replies
    The Modern Police Force was established in 1829 by Sir Robert Peel, the British Home Secretary, who later became Prime Minister. The Modern Police Force was established to solve minor crimes among a highly civilized, self-governing, and self-policing people. When policing was established, police officers did not carry guns, but carried a wooden baton and a whistle. In those days, it was the civilians who had guns, because the British people lived in a libertarian society that had very few restrictions on gun ownership. Police officers in Britain are called Bobbies, in memory of Sir Robert Peel. An ethical police...
  • Navy chiefs face Trident crew shortages – because recruits don’t want to log off Facebook

    07/25/2016 4:07:16 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    Mirror, U.K. ^ | 25 JUL 2016 | KIRSTIE MCCRUM
    The Royal Navy is suffering a recruitment crisis when it comes to staffing Trident submarines - as young people are too addicted to Facebook to go off-tech for weeks at a time. Following a vote to renew the nuclear submarines which passed through Parliament last week, those serving say that a scheme designed to attract new blood has faltered. And a senior source says this is down to the fact that "you cannot Facebook your friends". Last month, the annual report from the Ministry of Defences’s internal watchdog, the Defence Nuclear Safety Regulator, warned of a shortfall of qualified engineers,...
  • Labour wanted mass immigration to make UK more multicultural, says former adviser

    07/24/2016 11:28:29 PM PDT · by Enchante · 10 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | October 23, 2009 | Tom Whitehead
    He said the final published version of the report promoted the labour market case for immigration but unpublished versions contained additional reasons, he said. He wrote: "Earlier drafts I saw also included a driving political purpose: that mass immigration was the way that the Government was going to make the UK truly multicultural. "I remember coming away from some discussions with the clear sense that the policy was intended – even if this wasn't its main purpose – to rub the Right's nose in diversity and render their arguments out of date." The "deliberate policy", from late 2000 until "at...
  • British soldiers told to ‘scrub’ their social media pages of evidence they serve (trunc)

    07/24/2016 8:48:49 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 26 replies
    The Sun ^ | 7/24/2016 | uncredited
    Full title: FORCES FACEBOOK FEAR British soldiers told to ‘scrub’ their social media pages of evidence they serve in the Army to avoid being targeted by ISIS BRITISH soldiers have been told to “scrub” their Facebook and Twitter pages of evidence they serve to avoid being targeted by nutcase jihadists, The Sun on Sunday can reveal. Worrying new guidance was issued to troops at mega-bases in Bulford, Tidworth and Larkhill, Wiltshire, where 14,000 soldiers are garrisoned. After a spate of terror attacks in France and Germany rocked Europe, Top Brass are determined not to see another Lee Rigby-style attack on...
  • Police consider terrorism motive behind RAF abduction attempt

    07/23/2016 3:07:28 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 13 replies ^ | 21 July 2016 | Alice Ross, Jamie Grierson and Vikram Dodd
    Police are looking for two men described as “Middle Eastern” in appearance who allegedly attempted to abduct an RAF serviceman at knifepoint outside his military barracks, an incident they say may have been motivated by terrorism.
  • Brexit is hurting Britain’s economy

    07/23/2016 1:52:02 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 62 replies ^ | July 23, 2016 | The Associated Press
    Britain’s economy appears to be shrinking at its fastest pace since the global financial crisis as a result of the vote to leave the European Union, but the rest of the region is holding up, surveys showed Friday. The findings come as global financial leaders meeting in China identified the uncertainty generated by Britain’s decision to exit the EU, the world’s biggest economic bloc, as a key risk to the global economy. But while the International Monetary Fund has trimmed its world growth estimates, surveys of hundreds of business executives in Europe indicate the economic damage is so far largely...
  • BBC Scrubs ‘Ali’ From Munich Killer’s Name On TV, In Articles, AND On Social Media

    07/23/2016 11:45:53 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 54 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 7/23/16 | RAHEEM KASSAM
    The BBC has unilaterally chosen not to report the Munich attacker’s full name, in what appears to be an attempt to scrub any Muslim or Islamic heritage link to its coverage of the incident. Most sources at this point suggest that Ali David Sonboly – the Munich attacker who targeted children and killed nine yesterday – is not connected to radical Islam, but the BBC has gone to extraordinary lengths to try to keep any reference to his heritage out of its coverage, opting to name him only as “David Sonboly”. Other news organisations including the Wall Street Journal, Independent,...
  • Men jailed over bacon tied to Bristol mosque door handles

    07/22/2016 12:23:03 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 38 replies ^ | 20 July 2016
    Two men have been jailed and two women have been given suspended sentences after rashers of bacon were tied to door handles at a Bristol mosque. During the incident on 17 January, the group shouted racial abuse at a member of the mosque and tied a St George's flag to the fence of the Jamia Mosque.
  • Goodbye to the greatest pilot ever

    07/22/2016 3:49:28 AM PDT · by Winniesboy · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 22 2016 | Robert Hardman
    Eric 'Winkle' Brown helped liberate Belsen, interrogated Goering - and test-piloted more planes than anyone on earth... This was not so much a flying display as a roll call of aviation history: Vampire, Sea Vixen, Martlet, Mustang, Tiger Moth, MiG, Hurricane, Lancaster... swooped in tribute to one of the greatest aviators the world has known. No one will ever surpass the records set by Brown, who flew more types of aircraft than anyone: 487. During a long career in which he was torpedoed, helped liberate Belsen, interrogated Goering, survived 11 crashes, landed the first jet on an aircraft carrier and...
  • The six decade journey of INS Viraat ends this week (Falklands veteran)

    07/21/2016 10:27:07 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    PTI ^ | July 22, 2016
    After nearly six decades in service, India’s majestic aircraft carrier INS Viraat will set sail for the last time from Mumbai to Kochi this week, powered by its own boilers before it is decommissioned. Once the ship berths itself with the Southern Naval Command on July 27 after sailing out from Mumbai on July 23, all valuable equipment on board like engines, radars, guns will be dismantled to prepare it for the decommissioning. The ship will then be towed back to Mumbai where it will be decommissioned. However, it is still not clear what will happen to the ship, which...
  • British police investigate attempted abduction of soldier near RAF Marham air base

    07/21/2016 2:23:28 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 12 replies
    British police say they are investigating the attempted abduction of a serviceman at a Royal Air Force base in eastern England, saying they cannot discount it being a terrorism incident. The serviceman, aged in his late 20s, was jogging on Wednesday and not in uniform when he was approached by two men at RAF Marham in Norfolk, one of whom shouted at him and tried to grab him. He fought off the attacker and the second man, who was armed with a knife, went to help his accomplice, at which point the serviceman ran off. He was unhurt. "I can...
  • England had 5,700 recorded cases of FGM in 2015-16, figures show

    07/21/2016 1:24:21 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 6 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 21, 2016
    There were 5,700 new cases of female genital mutilation recorded in England in 2015-16, the first annual statistics show. The figures, published on Thursday by the Health and Social Care Information Centre and covering the period of April 2015 to March 2016, show that in 18 cases the practice had been undertaken in the UK. The age group for which FGM was most common was five- to nine-year-olds, accounting for 43% of the total number of cases where the age at the time of being cut was known. In all there were 8,660 attendances where FGM was identified or a...
  • UK: Riot in Hyde Park, police stabbed, "black lives matter" chants, machete attacks

    07/21/2016 5:21:37 AM PDT · by AC Beach Patrol · 32 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 7/19/2016 | Keiligh Baker and Euan McLelland
    ...An officer and two members of the public were knifed and four other PCs injured after a water fight and party in Hyde Park spiralled out of control in the city's worst bout of violence since the 2011 riots... Officers manage to push the crowds back towards Marble Arch, where a small group stormed a nearby branch of McDonald's. Terrified staff were forced to flee as teens leaped over the fast food chain's counters and stole food from the racks. Commander Harrington said that the violence was not in any way related to the Black Lives Matter protests, adding: 'I've...
  • Britain's newest... nuclear submarine is forced to dock... after CRASHING into a merchant vessel

    07/21/2016 3:14:23 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 12 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 21st July 2016 | Martin Robinson, Euan McClelland, Julian Robinson
    Britain's newest and most advanced £1.1billion nuclear submarine limped into Gibraltar yesterday after she crashed into a merchant ship during a training exercise. HMS Ambush was submerged when it suffered a 'glancing' collision with a tanker as it surfaced at around 1.30pm, the Ministry of Defence confirmed. Its submariners looked grim and had their heads bowed as they stood next to its badly dented turret as it was towed into Britain's key Mediterranean port on Wednesday afternoon. The Royal Navy says its newest 7,400 tonne high-tech hunter-killer submarine has 'world leading sensors' - yet it still smashed into the merchant...
  • Corbyn 'vote-buying scam' exposed: Secret funds 'aim to pay back the £25 Labour sign-up fee if…[tr]

    07/20/2016 9:43:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 19:05 EST, 20 July 2016 | Gerri Peev
    Some of Jeremy Corbyn’s supporters were promised £25 from a secret fund to pay their fees to vote for the underfire Labour leader to retain his position against Owen Smith, it emerged last night. The Labour Party has closed a JustGiving page that raised more than £14,000 in three days to pay people to vote in the election. The money will now be returned to donors after the party’s ruling National Executive Committee said it breached its rules. A separate Facebook group, named Gimme 25, had amassed almost 3,000 members. On its page, it says: “Don’t think of it as...
  • Theresa May wipes the floor with Jeremy Corbyn at her first PMQs

    07/20/2016 10:33:15 AM PDT · by NRx · 19 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 07-20-2016 | James Forsyth
    Theresa May was utterly brutal with Jeremy Corbyn at PMQs today. She mocked the Labour leader repeatedly, leaving the Tory benches delighted and the Labour benches looking more miserable than ever. Once again, Corbyn’s problem was his inability to think on his feet. He asked May about Boris Johnson saying that some of Barack Obama’s view came from him being ‘part-Kenyan’ and his use of the word ‘piccaninnies’. May didn’t defend the new Foreign Secretary, instead choosing to answer a different bit of Corbyn’s question. But the Labour leader failed, as he so often does, to properly follow up on...
  • Crucial fleet of global-combat frigates is indefinitely delayed (U.K.)

    07/20/2016 10:32:36 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    The Guardian, U.K. ^ | July 20, 2016 | Richard Norton-Taylor and Libby Brooks
    A new fleet of frigates, described as “global combat ships” designed to play crucial roles, has been delayed indefinitely, the Ministry of Defence has said in testy exchanges with MPs over huge financial and technical problems facing the navy’s surface vessels. Delays in building the Type 26 frigates – a project promised by David Cameron before the 2014 Scottish independence referendum – is threatening shipbuilding jobs on the Clyde in Scotland. The project’s problems come on top of serious mechanical failures in the navy’s new fleet of Type 45 destroyers. Key tasks of the navy’s frigates and destroyers include protecting...
  • 2 Air Transat pilots charged with being impaired before Glasgow to Toronto flight

    07/19/2016 5:08:58 PM PDT · by xp38 · 16 replies
    CBC News ^ | July 19 2016 | Andrew Lupton, Errol Nazareth
    Two Air Transat pilots have been suspended after being charged with being impaired prior to flying from Glasgow to Toronto Monday, the airline said Tuesday. The drama began shortly before Flight TS725, with about 250 passengers, was to depart. Members of the plane's flight crew noticed something wrong with the pilots and notified authorities. After the flight landed Tuesday afternoon, the airline said the pilots had been suspended pending the outcome of the investigation.
  • Oops! Secretary of State John Kerry Bumps Into Door of 10 Downing Street

    07/19/2016 11:10:52 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 41 replies
    ABC ^ | 7-19-16 | Elizabeth McGlaughin
    The man holding the door presumably thought Kerry was going to stay outside and shut the door, just as Kerry turned to step inside. Kerry then smacked into the door to the sound of the crowd audibly gasping. Whoops!
  • Farage To Address RNC In Cleveland, Says Brexit Has ‘Lessons’ For America

    07/19/2016 8:37:28 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 21 replies
    Farage will be attending the Republican National Convention, where he will tell delegates that Brexit holds lessons for America. UKIP European Member of Parliament (MEP) and former party leader Nigel Farage will be heading to Cleveland, Ohio, next week to attend the Republican National Committee Convention. USA Today reported that Mr. Farage said the UK’s vote to leave the European Union (EU) holds lessons for America.
  • British lawmakers back renewal of Trident nuclear deterrent

    07/18/2016 3:55:08 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 14 replies
    Lawmakers voted strongly on Monday to renew Britain's ageing nuclear weapons system, a multi billion-pound project regarded as key to maintaining the country's status as a world power following its vote to leave the European Union. Despite opposition from the pro-independence Scottish National Party (SNP) and some in the opposition Labour Party, parliament approved the renewal of the Scottish-based nuclear-armed Trident submarines by 472 to 117 votes.
  • YOU DON'T have a veto Nicola: May to slap down Sturgeon over attempts to block Brexit

    07/18/2016 5:29:02 AM PDT · by Scarpetta · 12 replies
    Daily Express [UK] ^ | July 18, 2016 | Nick Gutteridge
    The Prime Minister is set to make it clear that Scotland will leave the Brussels club alongside the rest of the UK following suggestions that Edinburgh could look to negotiate its own deal with EU leaders. Mrs May will make her remarks after visiting Ms Sturgeon at Holyrood to discuss the fallout of the Brexit vote, which has caused a rift between England and Scotland. After that meeting the SNP leader insisted that she was in a “very, very strong position” to potentially block Britain’s exit from the Euro club and floated the idea that Scotland could stay in both...
  • Engulfed by doubt, top UK firms shelve spending plans after EU vote - Deloitte

    07/18/2016 1:57:06 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies ^ | July 18, 2016 | reuters
    Britain's biggest companies are beset by doubts about the future after last month's vote to leave the European Union and have slashed their investment plans, according to a survey on Monday that bodes poorly for the economy. Some 82 percent of chief financial officers from FTSE 350 and large private companies expect to cut capital spending in the next year, the biggest proportion on record and up from 34 percent in the first quarter, accountancy firm Deloitte said. Its survey is one of the first clear signs the vote to leave the EU has battered business confidence, and corroborates the...
  • Does Boris Have a Twin in the US?

    07/16/2016 10:57:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 16, 2016 | Michael Curtis
    Born in New York, he is a provocative maverick with whom the political establishment is ill at ease. He is a colorful, charismatic, undiplomatic, burly individual with a shock of blond seemingly uncontrollable hair, who has difficulty in keeping his mouth shut. He glories as a showman with a talent for theatrics in the culture of spectacle, and has cultivated the image of a bumbling clown. He was a working, and highly paid, journalist and editor for many years, and appeared on a considerable number of TV programs. He is said to be undisciplined, sometimes lazy, unfamiliar with details of...
  • Rolling Stone frontman Mick Jagger expecting his 8th child

    07/16/2016 7:36:19 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 62 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | 14 July 2016 | AP
    FILE - In this July 4, 2015 file photo, Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones performs at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Ind. Jagger's representatives say the rock legend is expecting his eighth child. The representatives confirmed a report by People magazine and other media outlets that Jagger's girlfriend, Melanie Hamrick, 29, is pregnant. Mick Jagger’s representatives say the rock legend is expecting his eighth child. The representatives confirmed a report by People magazine and other media outlets that Jagger’s girlfriend, Melanie Hamrick, 29, is pregnant. Jagger, the 72-year-old frontman of the Rolling Stones, already has seven children —...
  • Turkey's Curious Silence On Boris Johnson's Insulting Erdogan Poem

    07/15/2016 2:34:46 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 30 replies
    Turkish media, even the opposition press, have kept strangely silent about a certain thing -- Johnson's rude and offensive limerick about Recep Tayyip Erdogan having sex with a goat. Back in May, Johnson won a contest to write the "rudest poem" about Erdogan organized by Britain's Spectator magazine. It was meant as a rebuff to Erdogan's efforts to sue a German TV comedian who read a poem about the Turkish leader that was described even by German Chancellor Angela Merkel as "deliberately offensive." Johnson is the great grandson of Ali Kemal, a journalist and briefly interior minister in Ottoman Turkey.
  • Do you think ISIS gives two pins for your pathetic hashtags, prayers and candles?

    07/15/2016 1:53:04 PM PDT · by Lockbox · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15 July 2016 | By Katie Hopkins
    Complete TitleDo you think ISIS gives two pins for your pathetic hashtags, prayers and candles? Stop waiting to be slaughtered and demand our leaders DO something! Evil mowed us down in a monster truck. And we tweeted like lethargic birds between Egyptian cotton sheets. Celebrities rushed to social media with their message 'not again', designers comforted with a patriotic graphic, tea candles were lit and instagrammed. There will be a vigil in a public square. Again. A hashtag is born #PrayForNice, exploding into a thousand others as people want to #PrayFor France or #PrayForHumanity, failing to acknowledge the horrible truth...
  • Britain's May says won't trigger Article 50 until have UK-wide approach

    07/15/2016 10:50:16 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 24 replies ^ | 07/15/2016 | REUTERS
    British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday that the government would not trigger Article 50, the formal trigger of divorce talks with the European Union, until a "UK approach" had been agreed. May, speaking after a meeting with Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon who has been looking at ways to keep Scotland in the bloc, said she wanted to get the best deal for the whole country.
  • Britain closes down global warming bureaucracy

    07/15/2016 6:41:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 59 replies ^ | 7/15/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    The almost unthinkable has happened. In a clear sign that the global warming fraud has peaked and is on the decline, an actual government agency has been abolished, because it was dedicated to global warming. Andrew Follett of the Daily Caller writes: Britain’s new government abolished its Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) Thursday morning, ridding the country of its global warming bureaucracy. Officials stated that the DECC has been abolished and U.K.’s environmental policy is will be transferred to a new ministry called the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Some former DECC’s functions will be outright...
  • Britain’s New Prime Minister Drives A Stake Through The Heart Of The Green Vampire

    07/14/2016 4:11:34 PM PDT · by 867V309 · 26 replies ^ | 14 Jul 2016 | James Delingpole
    Incoming Prime Minister Theresa May has driven a stake through the heart of her predecessor David Cameron’s fluffy, faux-Conservative project by scrapping the Department of Energy And Climate Change (DECC). Established in 2008, DECC was a hangover from the Gordon Brown era of woeful misgovernance. Its first Secretary of State was future failed Labour leader candidate Ed Miliband whose only significant political achievement also happened to be one of the most expensive and pointless in British parliamentary history: the drafting of the truly disastrous Climate Change Act.
  • Dying... Spitfire engineer, 95, gets last wish granted to be reunited with iconic plane....

    07/14/2016 1:49:40 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 59 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 15th July 2016 | Nick Enoch
    A terminally ill former World War Two Spitfire engineer's 'last wish' to be reunited with the iconic plane was granted after top brass saw him looking forlornly through a fence at one from his wheelchair. Ken Farlow, 95, was an electrical engineer during the war, carrying out vital work to keep Spitfires and Hurricanes in the air in Syria and Palestine. But after being diagnosed with terminal colon cancer, the father-of-three asked daughter Helen if he 'could see a Spitfire - one last time'. Helen, 52, took him to Gloucestershire Airport where the vintage planes were being maintained by the...