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  • [UK Child Rape Town] Rotherham Council And Police Want Powers To Ban Anti-Child Rape Protests

    05/27/2015 4:17:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 5/26/15 | Oliver Lane
    Officials in the Pakistani child rape gang scandal town of Rotherham are moving to ban protests against their own incompetence. They have appealed to the home secretary for emergency special powers under the Public Order Act 1986.The council first came to national prominence when its social services worked together with elements of the police to spectacularly fail to detect the systematic grooming, rape and prostitution of over 1,400 vulnerable children. The victims were often in the care of the council children’s services and “as young as 12″, and “barely pubescent”. Council commissioners claim the protests against them are becoming prohibitively...
  • EU referendum: Staying in 'will be Yes campaign'

    05/27/2015 5:36:43 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    BBC News ^ | May 27, 2015
    Prime Minister David Cameron has said the in/out referendum will take place by 2017. A bill paving the way for the referendum was included in the Queen's Speech. BBC political correspondent Ross Hawkins said the precise wording of the question had not been confirmed. But it is expected to allow those who want Britain to remain in the EU to style themselves as the Yes campaign, with the question expected to be along the lines of: "Should the UK remain a member of the EU?"
  • The myth of bad British teeth

    05/27/2015 3:23:50 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 48 replies
    BBC News Magazine ^ | 27th May 2015 | Justin Parkinson
    'Britain has become "internationally renowned" for having "really lousy" teeth, according to TV doctor Chris van Tulleken, with people not caring enough about staining and decay. Is this label fair? Having bad teeth is one of the stock American jokes about British people. In the world of film, spoof super-spy Austin Powers cavorts around London as a would-be sex symbol, not realising that his discoloured, crooked grin is being mocked. In one episode of the Simpsons, a dentist scares a young patient into better oral hygiene by exposing him to a horrific publication called The Big Book of British Smiles....
  • Twitter Hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen Sparks Firestorm

    05/26/2015 12:57:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 5/23/15 | Paula Meija
    A woman in the U.K., Bahar Mustafa, has ignited a virtual firestorm after she tweeted out controversial hashtags, including #KillAllWhiteMen and #Misandry, and blatantly excluded white people and men from diversity events at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her outspokenness has prompted petitions, harassment, death threats, organized calls for her resignation, an abundance of crude and unusual comments on Reddit and now a formal investigation from authorities at Scotland Yard. Mustafa, the welfare and diversity officer for the student union at Goldsmiths, faced immediate backlash after she specifically barred white men from an event intent on diversifying the universitys curriculum. Mustafa...
  • Hollande and Merkel deliver blow to Cameron (EUSSR in action)

    05/26/2015 11:19:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 26 May 2015 09:34 GMT+02:00 | Ben McPartland
    Germany and France have agreed to forge closer Eurozone ties without reopening the blocs treaties, a report in France has claimed. The move is seemingly designed to undermine UK Prime Minister David Camerons attempts to renegotiate his countrys ties to the EU. Frances Le Monde newspaper revealed this week that French President Franois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have agreed to forge a tighter political union among those countries in the single currency. [] It comes as the UK Prime Minister is due in Paris and Berlin later this week as part of his charm offensive to convince the...
  • Westminster Abbey 'denial of Christ's Lordship' in Muhammad prayer [Allah vs Yahweh - 1 Kings 18]

    05/26/2015 10:49:40 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 24 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 4/30/2015 | Ruth Gledhill
    Westminster Abbey has been accused of "denial of the Lordship of Jesus Christ" after the prophet Muhammad was described as "the chosen one" in a prayer at a First World War service. The Abbey, which is a Royal Peculiar under the personal jurisdiction of the Queen and outside the Church of England's diocesan structures, included a Turkish prayer in the recent service of commemoration and thanksgiving marking the centenary of the Gallipoli campaign. The Archbishop Cranmer blogspot noted that God was thanked in the Abbey, and referred to as Allah, and there was no problem with that because Allah is...
  • Church of England to consider transgender naming ceremony

    05/26/2015 4:50:58 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 5/21/15 | Karen McVeigh
    The Church of England is to debate plans to introduce a ceremony akin to a baptism to mark the new identities of Christians who undergo gender transition. The Rev Chris Newlands, the vicar of Lancaster Priory, has proposed a motion to the General Synod to debate the issue, after he was approached by a young transgender person seeking to be re-baptised in his new identity. The motion, which was passed by Blackburn Diocese last month, calls on the House of Bishops to consider whether it should introduce a new service to mark the milestone in the life of a trans...
  • Brides for Sale: European Women Lured for Sham Marriage

    05/25/2015 6:34:44 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 11 replies
    ABCNews ^ | May 25, 2015 | SYLVIA HUI and KAREL JANICEK
    Brides for Sale: European Women Lured for Sham Marriages May 25, 2015, SYLVIA HUI and KAREL JANICEK Klara Balogova was 18, penniless and heavily pregnant when she rode thousands of miles from Slovakia to England to marry a man she had never met. She knew he did not want her, or her child. He wanted her European identity card. The marriage was arranged so the 23-year-old Pakistani groom could gain the right to live and work in Europe. Balogova was promised a clean place to stay in Britain and maybe even some money. But she says within days of arrival,...
  • EU referendum: Foreigners barred from historic vote [UK]

    05/25/2015 5:33:42 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | May 24 2015 | Steven Swinford, Deputy Political Editor
    More than 1 million foreigners living in Britain will be banned from voting in the EU referendum, the Conservatives have announced, in a significant boost to Eurosceptic campaigners. David Cameron believes that the British people must decide the future of the nation's membership of the European Union in the first referendum for more than 40 years. The EU referendum bill, which will be announced this week after the Queen's Speech, will make clear that only British, Irish and Commonwealth citizens who are resident in the UK will be allowed to vote. It comes after Eurosceptic MPs confronted ministers over the...
  • Brainwashed Muslim children aged five think Christmas is banned, warns Scotland Yard commander

    05/25/2015 5:32:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 03:42 EST, 25 May 2015 | Larissa Brown
    Muslim children as young as five have become so indoctrinated by Islamist propaganda they believe Christmas is sinful, Britains most senior Muslim police officer warned yesterday. Scotland Yard commander Mak Chishty said children had voiced opposition to marking the festive holidaybranding it haram, which means forbidden by their god Allah. He said that parents need to address all the ugly bit of the problem, and ask how children had come to that view. Mr. Chishty also warned of a need for parents to spot early signs of radicalization, which could include their sons and daughters refusing to shop in certain...
  • Former UK Army Chief Calls for Ground Invasion Against ISIS

    05/25/2015 3:40:51 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 51 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/5/15 | Tova Dvorin
    Former UK Chief of Staff Lord Dannatt has called for a ground invasion against Islamic State (ISIS) on Monday, claiming that the cultural and security impact of the group calls for an international armed effort to expand beyond the current airstrike campaign. "The capture and likely destruction of the 2,000-year-old Roman colonnades at Palmyra, Syria, by Islamic State constitutes a potential cultural crime on a gigantic scale," Dannatt wrote in the Daily Mail. "These majestic ruins represent thousands of years of human civilisation and there is now surely no doubting just how great a threat IS [ISIS - ed.] poses...
  • Kim Jong-uns brother goes missing after attending two straight Eric Clapton concerts in London

    05/25/2015 12:24:48 PM PDT · by Cementjungle · 28 replies
    The Korea Times | 5/23/2015 | staff
    LONDON/MOSCOW/BEIJING, May 23 (Yonhap) Kim Jong-chol attended an Eric Clapton concert in London for the second time this week, but where the brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un headed Saturday remained unknown. He had been scheduled to arrive in Beijing on Saturday from Moscow on his way to Pyongyang, a source with knowledge of the stopover said. However, the name of Jong-chol was not on the registry of the flight from London to Moscow, according to the source. He also wasnt seen at the Beijing airport Saturday.
  • 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...
  • Exclusive: Police and council move to ban Rotherham abuse protests ( UK )

    05/24/2015 10:29:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies
    the star ^ | 23 May 2015 | Chris Burn
    Police and council bosses are to apply to the Government to have protest marches by extremist groups in Rotherham outlawed. Rotherham Councils commissioners have written to Home Secretary Theresa May advising her they are planning to make a joint submission with South Yorkshire Police asking to be allowed the special powers. ... They want to be granted powers under the Public Order Act that would allow for the banning of public marches of an initial period of up to three months. ... The most expensive and high-profile operations followed the publication of the Jay report in August, which revealed South...
  • U.K. rape jihadis: 'This is OK in our culture'

    05/24/2015 2:59:51 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | May 24, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    On Friday, I published at Breitbart the horrifying reminiscences of a British woman who suffered repeated gang rapes, beatings and abuse from a Muslim rape gang, while police dismissed her complaints with total indifference. Now this courageous woman has revealed to me more details of what she and other girls have suffered at the hands of these rape gangs: After awhile, the worst thing was not what happened for me as horrifying as it was, I got used to it. What was worst for me was seeing the other girls they did this to. I was used to it,...
  • Op-Ed: "Complicit": FDR's Refusal to Save the Jews on the MS St. Louis

    04/20/2015 8:05:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 189 replies
    INN ^ | Sunday, April 19, 2015 7:04 PM | Prof. Phyllis Chesler
    The more we learn about the Holocaust, even as it recedes into the mists of time, the more my blood boils, the closer I come to tears. Last night, I traveled far out into Syrian-Jewish Brooklyn, where there are not only Syrian shuls but Egyptian, Lebanese, and Iraqi shuls as wellsometimes two or three on a single block. [] Retired lawyer and filmmaker Robert Krakow was screening his film Complicit, which is about Americas and FDRs refusal, in 1939, to allow the Jewish passengers on the German ship, the MS St. Louis, to enter the country. More than 900 Jews...
  • How Politicians From Hillary Clinton To David Cameron Reacted To Ireland's Same-Sex Marriage Vote

    05/23/2015 3:02:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The International Business Times ^ | May 23, 2015 | Kerry Flynn
    Ireland became Saturday the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriages by popular vote. Within the U.S., Maine, Maryland and Washington in 2012 were the first states to legalize such unions through popular votes. Meanwhile, 37 states and the District of Columbia recognize same-sex marriages, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. A measure to legalize such unions via popular votes could be added to the ballots in the 13 other states during the 2016 general elections, when it conceivably could have the support of at least one presidential candidate, as Ireland’s action motivated one White House...
  • 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...
  • America, Please Dont Become Spain

    05/24/2015 6:42:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 24, 2015 | Bruce Bialosky
    Regular readers of my column know that after tax season is over my wife and I take off for a while and typically travel the world. We do not do tours or cruises as we want to be in amongst the locals to touch and feel what is going on wherever we are visiting. This year our trip was to Spain and Croatia with short stops in Milan and London. We also spent some time in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro. We started in Spain, a wonderful country we had not visited since 1987. There are many areas to visit...
  • Sharon Osbourne Collapses At Her Home Due To 'Extreme Exhaustion'

    05/23/2015 2:58:51 PM PDT · by drewh · 83 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 15:38 EST, 23 May 2015
    Sharon Osbourne has collapsed 'from mental and physical fatigue' at her home in Los Angeles and will now take a one month break from her CBS show The Talk. A spokesperson for Ozzy Osbourne's wife said Saturday that the 62-year-old's doctors say she is suffering from 'extreme exhaustion.' 'Sharon has been advised and has agreed to take a month hiatus to recover fully from these recent events,' her rep said. 'Sharon would like to thank everyone at The Talk for granting her this time off and to all friends, family and others for their incredible support.' The rep explained that...
  • Pro-Gay Marriage Senator: Irish Vote Will Lead To Change Like Soviet Revolution

    05/23/2015 10:43:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Breitbart's London ^ | May 23, 2015 | Andre Walker
    DUBLIN, Republic of Ireland A pro-gay marriage Irish Senator has told journalists at Dublin Castle he hopes todays vote will lead to change across the world, just as Ireland inspired the Bolshevik revolution of 1917. Senator David Norris (IND), was talking about how Ireland was a small island on the edge of Europe but that it could have a much wider impact. The example he cited was the General Post Office (GPO) uprising in Dublin in Easter 1916. A group took over the GPO and fought against the British Army to maintain control of it for several days. The...
  • Commemorative Battle of Britain Eurofighter Typhoon unveiled

    05/22/2015 8:18:39 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | 21 May 2015
    A specially painted Eurofighter Typhoon commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain has been unveiled. The jet has been painted in the colours used at the time of the battle, which ran from July to September 1940. It also bears a red devil emblem in honour of the only RAF Fighter Command pilot awarded a Victoria Cross in the conflict. It was revealed during a ceremony at RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire. The Battle of Britain was the German air force's attempt to gain air superiority over the RAF. Their ultimate failure was one of the turning points of the...
  • Typhoon gets Battle of Britain VC hero's colours to celebrate 'The Few'

    05/22/2015 8:16:01 PM PDT · by OK Sun · 9 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5:56PM BST 21 May 2015 | Ben Farmer
    Flt Lt James Brindley Nicolson won Britains highest award for battlefield bravery for attacking and shooting down a German fighter even as he was being badly burned from a fire in his own cockpit An RAF Typhoon fighter has been repainted in the Second World War colours of a Battle of Britain hero to mark the 75th anniversary of the crucial clash. The Eurofighter jet which is usually coloured a drab grey has instead been painted with the camouflage and 249 Squadron identification number of the only Fighter Command pilot awarded a Victoria Cross during the battle. Flt Lt James...
  • Royal Navy helicopter gets new surveillance system

    05/22/2015 7:42:34 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Engineering and Technology Magazine ^ | May 22, 2015 | Laura Onita
    A Merlin helicopter will be fitted with a new on-board system to deliver essential anti-snooping watch and send early warnings if security threats are detected. The Merlin Mk2 helicopter will act as the Royal Navys eyes and ears for its next generation carriers, replacing the Sea Kings helicopters surveillance capabilities. Philip Dunne, Minister of State for Defence Procurement, said: It is essential that our ships and particularly our future aircraft carriers will have the best possible protection. The Crowsnest system on board our new Merlin Mk2 helicopter will deliver an essential surveillance and intelligence capability, providing early warnings to our...
  • 'I Can't Be Racist Because I'm an Ethnic Minority Woman', Says Goldsmiths Univ. Diversity Officer

    05/22/2015 4:45:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    'I Can't Be Racist Because I'm an Ethnic Minority Woman', Says Goldsmiths University Diversity Officer Bahar MustafaA student union officer who banned white people and men from an event promoting equality has claimed she "cannot be racist" because she is an ethnic minority woman. Goldsmiths University's student union welfare and diversity officer Bahar Mustafa sparked a backlash when she told white people and men they should not attend an event on "diversifying the curriculum". She wrote on Facebook: Invite loads of BME Women and non-binary people!! Also, if youve been invited and youre a man and/or white PLEASE DONT COME...
  • As a White Man, I'm Surprised More Women Aren't Tweeting the Hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen

    05/22/2015 4:22:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 74 replies
    Independent | 5/21 | Max Benwell
    As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen (Only link can be posted)
  • The state of Palestine? Still mired in Jew hatred

    05/22/2015 11:43:07 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 5-22-2015 | GIL TROY
    Palestinian rhetoric and behavior reflect their honest intentions: their official organs and most of their leaders seek Israels destruction. State of Palestine A Palestinian supporter wears Palestinian and Union Jack flags outside the Parliament in London during October's vote on recognizing a state of Palestine. (photo credit:REUTERS) dShare on Facebook hShare on Twitter With the Palestinians taking Israel to the International Criminal Court and trying to kick Israel out of the international soccer league, FIFA, while still boycotting normal, constructive, personal, economic or cultural ties with Israel, their war against the Jews continues. Even if Pope Francis whom I...
  • Report: NSA [planned to] hijacked app stores to hack phones

    05/22/2015 1:31:31 PM PDT · by grundle · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 21, 2015 | Cory Bennett
    The National Security Agency planned to infiltrate the Google and Samsung app stores to plant spying software on smartphones, according to new documents published from files leaked by Edward Snowden. The Intercept and CBC News jointly published the documents Thursday, which outline the snooping efforts designed by the U.S. and its Five Eyes alliance: Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia. The intelligence agencies came up with the strategy as a potential way to hack smartphones. The pilot project was code-named IRRITANT HORN. Essentially, the agents sussed out smartphone Internet traffic by browsing through its Web traffic database created...
  • Buried Truths About Nazi Mass Murder and the Allied Victory

    05/21/2015 10:47:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    New York Times ^ | MAY 21, 2015 | Roger Cohen
    A very important movie about the Holocaust made its way to New York City for the first time this week at the end of a tortuous journey that began 70 years ago when Allied forces and newsreel cameramen stumbled into Nazi concentration camps. Called German Concentration Camps Factual Survey, it is as unadorned as its title, a document shot in the moment to capture forever evidence of the unimaginable. Made under the auspices of the British Ministry of Information, produced by Sidney Bernstein, the founder of Granada Television, assembled with advice from Alfred Hitchcock, the movie was meant to ram...
  • Supporters of #KillAllWhiteMen Diversity Officer Start Own Hashtag... Which Backfires

    05/21/2015 10:31:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    Express ^ | Thu, May 21, 2015 | hELEN bARNETT
    A STUDENT diversity officer at the centre of a sexist and racist row has attracted support from leftfield equality campaigners... which has backfired spectacularly.Controversial Bahar Mustafa was ordered to resign after tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen and banning whites and men from a meeting at Goldsmiths University. The vice-president for welfare and diversity at the institutions student union claims shes not racist, describing her language as "in-jokes" within minority groups. As nearly 18,000 critics signed a petition ordering her to be sacked, supporters have started using the hashtag #supportbaharmustafa. One wrote: I #supportbaharmustafa because white, cis men already have their own...
  • BREAKING: Earthquake Measuring 4.3 on Richter Scale Hits Kent Shaking Homes for 10 Seconds

    05/21/2015 10:26:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Express ^ | Fri, May 22, 2015 | SCOTT CAMPBELL AND TOM PARFITT
    KENT has been hit by an earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale which shook homes for 10 seconds and woke up scores of residents.The east of the county was hit by tremors just before 3am. The epicentre was said to be two miles west of Ramsgate, with the tremors felt as far as Canvey Island, Essex. Local resident Simon Moores told Express.co.uk: "At just after 3am there was a dramatic violent jarring and jolting of the house for about 10 seconds. "The seagulls launched into air with tremendous noise outside, dogs started barking, crockery moving, furniture jarring about a...
  • Britain resigns as a world power

    05/21/2015 8:09:09 PM PDT · by NRx · 20 replies
    WaPo ^ | 05-21-2015 | Fareed Zakaria
    On Monday, the Right Honorable David Cameron, prime minister of Great Britain, gave his first major speech after being reelected to his high office — once held by Pitt, Gladstone, Disraeli, Lloyd George, Churchill and Thatcher. Confronting a world of challenges — including Greece’s possible exit from the euro, a massive migration crisis on Europe’s shores, Ukraine’s perilous state, Russia’s continued intransigence, the advance of the Islamic State and the continuing chaos in the Middle East — Cameron chose to talk about . . . a plan to ensure that hospitals in the United Kingdom will be better staffed on weekends. Okay,...
  • Prince Charles' letters reveal a quirky, old-fashioned brand of conservatism

    05/21/2015 6:44:01 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 31 replies
    The Week ^ | 19th May 2015 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    For a decade the anti-monarchist British newspaper The Guardian fought for the release of letters Prince Charles wrote to government officials, including former Prime Minister Tony Blair. The prince was lobbying the government, and so these letters collectively received a sinister name: the "black spider" letters. Was Charles pinning parliamentarians down on certain votes? Was the palace engaged in a quiet, pen-and-ink coup against democracy? Would a future King Charles become a meddling, overbearing tyrant? If only! A small batch of 27 letters was finally released after much fighting between Buckingham Palace and the government. Prince Charles was indeed revealed...
  • Udder Lunacy: cow shot dead by dozens of terrified police officers in England [tr]

    05/21/2015 11:31:54 AM PDT · by pabianice · 62 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/21/15 | Ledwith
    Cornered by dozens of police officers, a helicopter, 20 squad vehicles and six snipers, the villain had nowhere left to run. And with a single shot to the head the dramatic cross-country chase came to a deadly conclusion. But the target in the police riflemens sights was not an escaped killer it was Bessie the cow. 'Cruel and utterly pointless': Bessie the cow (pictured) was shot dead after being cornered by dozens of policemen, a helicopter, 20 squad vehicles and six snipers. She had escaped from a country park on Sunday Locals are so upset at her unhappy end...
  • Dunkirk flotilla sets sail for 75th anniversary events

    05/21/2015 5:53:06 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 3 replies
    BBC News ^ | 21st May 2015 | BBC News
    'About 50 small boats involved in the evacuation of allied troops from the beaches of Dunkirk in World War Two have set sail from Kent to mark the 75th anniversary of the rescue. The craft, escorted by RNLI and Royal Navy vessels, are heading to the French town for official commemorative events. Operation Dynamo between 26 May and 4 June 1940 saw hundreds of boats of all types rescue 338,000 troops after they retreated from Nazi forces. A return takes place every five years. The Association of Dunkirk Little Ships (ADLS) has organised sailings across the English Channel since 1970...
  • UK police investigate 'stark figures' of 1,400 high-profile child sex abuse suspects

    05/21/2015 1:14:34 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 19 replies
    radioaustralia.net.au ^ | 21 May 2015 | Philip Williams, wires
    Police in the United Kingdom say they are investigating allegations of child sex abuse involving more than 1,400 suspects as they respond to a surge in complaints sparked by the Jimmy Savile scandal. The numbers were revealed by Operation Hydrant, which was set up to look at historical child sex abuses. They include allegations against 76 politicians, 43 people from the music industry and others from the sporting world. There are hundreds of claims listing 357 separate institutions, including schools, children's homes and religious institutions. More than 200 of those identified are now dead. "These figures are stark. They indicate...
  • PETA Demands Bar Change Its Name Because Ye Olde Fighting Cocks Is Offensive to Chickens

    05/20/2015 5:52:24 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 80 replies
    National Review ^ | 5-20-2015 | Katherine Timpf
    May 20, 2015 PETA Demands Bar Change Its Name Because Ye Olde Fighting Cocks Is Offensive to ChickensPETA wants Ye Olde Clever Cocks instead.By Katherine Timpf People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sent a letter to the oldest bar in Britain on Monday demanding that it change its historic name because Ye Olde Fighting Cocks is offensive to chickens. PETA director Mimi Bekhechi said the name should be changed to Ye Olde Clever Cocks because that would celebrate chickens as the intelligent, sensitive and social animals they are, according to an article in the Mirror. The pub is Britains...
  • More than 260 celebrities and politicians among 1,400 child sex-abuse suspects in U.K. investigation

    05/20/2015 2:32:22 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 14 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | May 20, 2015 | Tom Whitehead
    LONDON Some 261 celebrities and politicians, including sports, TV and music stars, are being investigated for alleged child sex abuse, British police have revealed. They are among more than 1,400 men suspected by police of being sex predators, as the Home Secretary warned it is only the tip of the iceberg. The rogues gallery includes 135 TV, film and radio stars, 43 musicians and seven sports figures as well as 76 politicians, the officer in charge of the issue has disclosed. Hundreds of schools, religious institutions, childrens homes and sports clubs are also implicated.
  • As the UK has discovered, there is no postindustrial promised land

    05/19/2015 10:31:18 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 24 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 18 May 2015 | Eamonn Fingleton
    In the 1950s, every region of Britain had industrial clout. Then came postindustrialism, a disastrous intellectual fad that has proved to be no substitute for advanced manufacturing ___ Anyone puzzled by Scotlands increasing disaffection should take a look at a book called British Enterprise. Written by Alexander Howard and Ernest Newman, and published in 1952, the immediate afterglow of the festival of Britain, it consisted of short descriptions of each of more than 100 then world-beating British manufacturing companies. It strikingly illustrates how much more geographically balanced the British economy was in those days. In common with latterday Germany, every...
  • 'Gay cake' row: Judge rules against Ashers bakery

    05/19/2015 6:36:57 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    BBC News ^ | May 19, 2015
    Northern Ireland -- A judge has ruled that a Christian-run bakery discriminated against a gay customer by refusing to make a cake with a pro-gay marriage slogan. Ashers Baking Company, based in County Antrim, was taken to court by gay rights activist Gareth Lee. A Belfast judge said, as a business, Ashers was not exempt from discrimination law. The firm's general manager said they were "extremely disappointed" by the ruling and are considering an appeal. The judge said Ashers is "conducting a business for profit", and it is not a religious group. The firm was found to have discriminated against...
  • Child Raped By 60 Men In Asian Grooming Gang: Only 11 Ringleaders in Court ( UK )

    05/19/2015 6:32:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 38 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 19 May 2015 | Oliver Lane
    The Old Bailey yesterday heard the terrifying story of two schoolgirls who were groomed and raped by an Aylesbury paedophile gang, when aged just 12 and 13. Eleven members of the gang, who are accused of carrying out the crimes between 2006 and 2012 face 49 criminal charges between them including child rape, child prostitution and ... The court heard how the two girls came from broken homes and were easily manipulated because the men gave them excitement, bought them gifts such as drugs, DVDs, and alcohol, and made them feel adult. Girl A said in a police statement: You...
  • French Mayor Pushes for New Law to Ban Islam: We must ban the Muslim faith in France.

    05/18/2015 12:09:48 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 33 replies
    Tea Party ^ | 5/16/2015 | Theodore Shoebat
    A French mayor, Robert Chardon, is calling for governmental legislation that will ban Islam. He said in a recent statement: We must ban the Muslim faith in France. He also stated, Its the only solution for most of Frances problems, and, We also need a Marshall Plan to send Muslims to countries where the religion is practiced. This man is the mayor of Venelles, a French town with a population of about 8,000 people, and he is more righteous than any of the politicians in Paris. It is amazing how small town people have a better understanding of how to...
  • Muslim Rape Gangs, Terrorists as 'Pop-Idols,' and the Trafficking of Children

    05/18/2015 12:10:52 PM PDT · by detective · 23 replies
    Right Side News ^ | May 17, 2015 | Soeren Kern
    A Month of Islam in Britain: April 2015 "The boys want to be like them [jihadists] and the girls want to be with them. That's what they used to say about the Beatles... [Muslim teenagers] see their own lives as poor by comparison, and don't realize they are being used." Nazir Afzal, Britain's leading Muslim prosecutor. "The extreme views of a 'racist, homophobe and anti-Semite' who supports killing non-Muslims and 'stoning adulterers' are being made available to prison imams and prisoners...with the blessing of [prison] authorities." Newsweek magazine. "Mohammed was selling me for 250 to paedophiles from...
  • Jihadi John Tells Terrorists to Wage War on UK Streets

    05/18/2015 12:33:34 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 17th May 2015 | Joe Hinton
    JIHADI John has told UK-based followers to wage a bloody war on Britains streets.The Isis executioner, who has been unmasked as British national Mohammed Emwazi, has sent dozens of secret messages to Islamic State supporters. He urges them to carry out attacks in revenge for RAF strikes in Syria. In one encrypted message he calls on fellow Muslims to make Britain pay for killing brothers in Syria. In another, the killer who was filmed beheading hostages including Brits Alan Henning and David Haines uses the phrase behead the infidel. The messages were intercepted by codebreakers who hacked into...
  • Saudi Arabia to buy nuclear bombs from Pakistan: report

    05/17/2015 5:52:18 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 112 replies
    New York Post ^ | may 17/2015 | bill sanderson
    Saudi Arabia will join the nuclear club by buying off the shelf atomic weapons from Pakistan, US officials told a London newspaper.
  • Losing their religion: the hidden crisis of faith among Britains young Muslims

    05/17/2015 7:38:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 05/16/2015 | Andrew Anthony
    As debate rages over the radicalisation of young British Muslims, are we overlooking a different crisis of faith? Ex-Muslims who dare to speak out are often cut off by their families and fear for their lives. A brave few tell us their stories. Sulaiman Vali is a softly spoken 32-year-old computer engineer. A natural introvert not drawn to controversy or given to making bold statements, hes the kind of person who is happiest in the background. He lives alone in a modest house on a quiet street in a small town in East Northamptonshire. He doesnt want to be any...
  • Aldis been serving halal meat that contains pork

    05/17/2015 12:21:39 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 76 replies
    Metro.co.uk ^ | May 17, 2015 | Richard Hartley-ParkinsonRichard Hartley-Parkinson
    Aldi has landed in hot water after selling black pudding that contained pork, which is forbidden in Islam. The supermarket has apologised for stocking the item which lists among its ingredients pork blood, pork skins and pork stock. The black pudding had received the UK Health Code stamp saying it was suitable for Muslims.
  • FOREIGN OWNERSHIP OF US DEBT RISES; CHINA RECLAIMS TOP SPOT

    05/16/2015 5:28:04 AM PDT · by 9thLife · 16 replies
    AP ^ | May 15, 4:26 PM EDT | BY CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Foreign holdings of U.S. debt rose in March as China ramped up its purchases and displaced Japan as the leading owner of U.S. Treasury securities. The Treasury Department says overseas ownership of U.S. debt rose 2.1 percent in March to $6.18 trillion. That is below January's record of $6.22 trillion. China added $37.3 billion ... bringing its stockpile to $1.26 trillion... ahead of Japan, which added just $2.5 billion...to $1.23 trillion. ... The U.S. deficit topped $1 trillion from 2009 through 2012. Foreign governments...account for two-thirds of the foreign holdings...rose 1 percent from the previous month to...
  • China Retakes Top Spot as the Biggest Foreign Owner of U.S. Debt

    05/16/2015 7:45:29 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 6 replies
    Wall St. J ^ | May 16, 2015 | IAN TALLEY
    China Retakes Top Spot as the Biggest Foreign Owner of U.S. Debt By IAN TALLEY It was a short-lived domination. After just a month of being the top holder of U.S. Treasury debt, Japan has once again been pushed into the No.2 slot as China bulked up on Uncle Sams bonds and notes. As we noted last month and several times before that Treasurys data is a rough guesstimate. That makes it hard for analysts sifting through the obscure sheaves of digital data to glean anything but rough trends. It also makes it difficult to draw precise conclusions....
  • Ronald Reagan doesnt live here anymore: Why its high time liberals stop tiptoeing around race

    05/17/2015 2:22:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    Salon ^ | May 16, 2015 | Elias Isquith, staff writer at Salon, focusing on politics.
    http://media.salon.com/2015/05/hillary_warren_de_blasio.jpgEarlier this week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, along with a gaggle of bored reporters and some boldfaced names in the progressive movement, unveiled a Progressive Agenda to Combat Income Inequality. Much like the media event that accompanied its unveiling, the agenda is supposed to be understood as a kind of 21st-century, liberal version of the storied Contract with America, the PR stunt that, as legend (erroneously) has it, rocketed Newt Gingrich and the Republican Party to power after the 1994 midterm elections. As my colleague Joan Walsh reported on Thursday, this backward-looking attempt to lay out a...