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  • The Islamic Republic of England

    09/21/2012 2:00:33 PM PDT · by mojito · 40 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | 9/21/2012 | Gavin McInnes
    ...During this year’s trip we headed into West London for a sepia-toned evening in the park. When we got there my mouth involuntarily said aloud, “What the f##k?” West London is so hardcore Muslim, it made everywhere else we had visited look like something out of Coronation Street. This wasn’t merely a high contingent of Muslims. It was an occupation. The book Londonistan is not an exaggeration; not even close. Kensington Gardens feels so much like Dubai, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Diana Memorial Playground changes its name to the Dodi Fayed’s Girlfriend Memorial Playground. Virtually everyone we saw...
  • Bank worker, 24, who stole £46,000 to fund boob job and party lifestyle ...

    09/21/2012 11:26:09 AM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/21/2012
    A young bank clerk who stole £46,000 from her employer to help achieve her dream of becoming a model told police she had earned the money from working as an escort. Mother-of-one and law graduate Rachael Martin, 24, ‘spent money like water' after getting a job with Barclays in Liskeard, Cornwall, where she was responsible for dealing with cheques. The stolen cash paid for a breast enlargement, thought to be worth £4,000, dental work worth £1,700, and liposuction, as well as nights out, drink and drugs. She has now been jailed after stealing £46,000 in just two months from her...
  • No exaggeration: Ukip is now a force to reckon with (United Kingdom Independence Party)

    09/20/2012 7:45:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | September 19, 2012 | Martin Kettle
    Though tempting on recent experience, it would be reckless to assume that nothing of any lasting significance will happen at this autumn's three main party conferences, which begin with the Liberal Democrats this weekend. But it may be a pardonable exaggeration to say that the most influential event of the season could be done and dusted before Nick Clegg and his party even get down to business on Saturday. The annual conference of Britain's fourth party is unlikely to get more than passing attention when it gathers in Birmingham tomorrow for two days. But the UK Independence party, now to...
  • Bristol (UK) Pound launched to keep trade in the city

    09/20/2012 7:23:56 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | 18 September 2012
    It is a direct assault on global trade. The city of Bristol has launched its own currency, which cannot be used in Bath, never mind Berlin or Bombay. More than 350 firms in the city have signed up, making it the UK's largest alternative to sterling. Unlike previous schemes which have relied on paper, the Bristol Pound can be used online, even by mobile phone. But other local currencies have never really taken off, so can the Bristol scheme really fly? Local 'locked in' Ciaran Mundy has been working on the scheme for three years now. To him, this is...
  • Shocking! A US Presidential candidate tells some home truths!

    09/20/2012 12:23:09 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 19 replies
    melaniephillips.com ^ | Sept 19, 2012 | Melanie Phillips
    Mitt Romney has made some remarks at a fund-raising dinner which have apparently shocked America and the entire western world to the core. His campaign is said to be reeling in disarray. Readers of this blog will know that I am no fan of Romney. So what did he say to create this furore? He said: ‘There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility...
  • Controversial 'naked' airport body scanners to be scrapped failing to receive European approval

    09/19/2012 10:29:38 AM PDT · by opentalk · 12 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | Septermber 17, 2012 | LARISA BROWN and JAYA NARAIN
    The last remaining full-body X-ray airport scanners are to be scrapped within weeks. The security systems, which have been tested at air terminals since 2009, scan through passengers’ clothes, creating a detailed ghost-like image of the naked body. The scan is then viewed by security staff. Critics said the machines invaded passengers’ privacy and the radiation they generate raised the risk of cancer. Some Muslim groups also refused to walk through them on religious grounds....The report from the EC's Committee in May said radiation doses were 'very low' compared with other sources such as cosmic radiation received during flights. But...
  • State Dept Reverses Denial of Hiring British Security Firm in Benghazi

    09/18/2012 11:17:41 PM PDT · by Fred · 49 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | 091812 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland admitted that she provided false information Friday about the State Department's hiring of private security firms for the American mission in Benghazi attacked on September 11th: QUESTION: You also said there was no contract with a private security firm in Libya, and yet apparently some British security guards were hired. Is that your way of saying you didn’t contract with a firm but you did hire individual security guards? MS. NULAND: Thank you for that, because there was an error in what I said. The external security, external armed security, as we have been saying, outside...
  • Two female police officers shot dead in Manchester as man arrested

    09/19/2012 7:33:38 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    The UK Telegraph ^ | Sep 18, 2012 | Martin Evans
    Two female police officers shot dead in Manchester as man arrested Two female police officers have died after being lured to an apparent ambush where there were callously gunned down. y Martin Evans, Crime Correspondent 12:36PM BST 18 Sep 2012 Fiona Bone, 32, and Nicola Hughes, 23, were responding to a routine report of a house burglary in the Mottram district of Greater Manchester when they were killed. Shortly after the incident Dale Cregan, 29, who was being sought in connection with a gun and grenade attack in the city, walked into a police station and was arrested on suspcion...
  • Police raid headquarters of French magazine in hunt for photographer of topless Duchess pictures

    09/19/2012 5:44:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 60 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | September 19, 2012 | Peter Allen
    Officers arrived at the Closer building in Paris at 10am, with detectives confirming they were looking for information ‘which might lead to the identity’ of the paparazzi responsible. The investigation was launched by prosecutors in the French capital on Monday, with William and Kate later winning an injunction preventing further distribution of the images. But Christophe Bigot , a barrister who specialises in media law, immediately questioned the legality of the raid – suggesting that it had solely been authoritised because members of the Royal Family were involved. Journalistic sources – who include photographers – are strictly protected by French...
  • Doctor Complaints Rise By 23% In A Year [UK]

    09/18/2012 9:28:34 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 3 replies
    Sky News ^ | 18 Sept 2012 | unattributed
    Complaints about doctors have soared by 23% in just 12 months to hit a record high, according to new figures. The General Medical Council (GMC), which regulates doctors, recorded 8,781 complaints last year compared to 7,153 in 2010. Allegations about doctors' communicating skills rose by 69% over the year and complaints about lack of respect rose by 45%. One in every 64 doctors is now likely to be investigated by the regulator. The highest number of accusations were made about men and older doctors, according to the GMC report. Psychiatrists, GPs and surgeons attracted the highest level of complaints. Almost...
  • Two female police officers shot dead in Manchester as man arrested [UK: gun and grenade]

    09/18/2012 6:34:34 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 29 replies
    Telegraph ^ | Sept 18,2012 | Martin Evans
    Fiona Bone, 32, and Nicola Hughes, 23, were responding to a routine report of a house burglary in the Mottram district of Greater Manchester when they were killed. Shortly after the incident Dale Cregan, 29, who was being sought in connection with a gun and grenade attack in the city, walked into a police station and was arrested on suspcion of their murder. It is understood that a number of shots were fired during the incident and a grenade was also detonated. Sir Peter Fahy, the Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police paid tribute to the two officers and said...
  • 'Bounty hunters' hired to track down illegal immigrants (UK)

    09/18/2012 5:16:50 PM PDT · by Labour-Watch · 3 replies
    Telegraph ^ | Sep 18, 2012 | Martin Beckford, Home Affairs Editor
    More than 170,000 immigrants refused leave to stay in Britain are to be tracked down by private-sector “bounty hunters”. The support services firm Capita will earn up to £40million if it finds all of the migrants identified by the UK Border Agency who may be living in the country illegally. But it was claimed by MPs that the company will be “laughing all the way to the bank” as its four-year contract does not specify how many people it has to remove. Rob Whiteman, chief executive of UKBA, told the Home Affairs Select Committee: “The contract is on payment by...
  • Call for ban on sale of gun magazines to children gets massive public support (UK)

    09/18/2012 10:51:53 AM PDT · by Joseph Harrolds · 30 replies
    An overwhelming majority of people want gun magazines that show animals being killed for sport consigned to newsagents' top shelves alongside pornography, according to a new public opinion poll. An even higher proportion want the sale of such publications restricted to people over the age of 18. Eight-four per cent of respondents to the NOP poll, which was commissioned by Animal Aid, favour a ban on the sale of gun magazines to children. Seventy-four per cent want them banished to top shelves. The results come in the wake of the publication of a new Animal Aid report, called Gunning For...
  • Paul Flynn is thrown out of Commons for calling Philip Hammond a 'liar'

    09/18/2012 8:16:09 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 2 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | Rosa Prince
    Paul Flynn is thrown out of Commons for calling Philip Hammond a 'liar' Paul Flynn has been suspended from the House of Commons after accusing defence ministers of 'lying' about events surrounding the deaths of soldiers in Afghanistan. By Rosa Prince, Online Political Editor 3:42PM BST 18 Sep 2012 Comments1 Comment The Labour MP was ordered to leave the Chamber and suspended from the Commons for 24 hours after comparing statements given by Philip Hammond, the Defence Secretary, and his ministerial team to the First World War when "politicians lied and soldiers died". John Bercow, the Speaker of the Commons,...
  • Woman who falsely claimed she was raped by three men ..jailed for two years

    09/18/2012 6:06:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 18, 2012 | Mark Duell
    A 20-year-old woman who falsely claimed she was raped by three men because she regretted having sex with them has been jailed for two years. Rosie Dodd, of Nottingham, claimed the men, who were aged 21, 23 and 25, assaulted her at a home in Clifton, Nottinghamshire, in the early hours of a Saturday in June. The trio were arrested after Dodd claimed they had all raped her after she met them on a night out in the city - and they spent a total of nearly 50 hours in police custody before being released on bail.
  • Darkest atrocities of Nazis laid bare in secret recordings

    09/17/2012 6:52:35 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 65 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17th September 2012 | Alan Hall
    'Some of the most brutal and horrifying atrocities of the Nazis at war are laid bare in secretly recorded conversations of captured German soldiers published in Britain for the first time today. The prisoners, mostly ordinary soldiers, sailors and airmen as opposed to SS hardliners, are overheard bragging about shooting women and children for sport as well as raping and slaughtering innocent civilians. But unbeknown to them, British and U.S. intelligence were secretly eavesdropping on their private chats. Transcripts made from the astonishingly candid recordings sat gathering dust on the shelves of the National Archives in Kew, all but forgotten...
  • British PM fires 'Chief Mouser' Larry the cat

    09/16/2012 2:11:00 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 33 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | September 16, 2012
    British Prime Minister David Cameron has made a major cabinet move: he fired his pet cat. Larry, Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office, has been cat-napping on the job, reports the Daily Mail. Recruited from an animal shelter specifically for his mousing skills, Larry assumed office in Feb. 2011 and was charged with ridding 10 Downing Street of the pests. "Larry spends his days greeting guests to the house, inspecting security defences and testing antique furniture for napping quality. His day to day responsibilities also include contemplating a solution to the mouse occupancy of the house," says the website of...
  • The Left hates Margaret Thatcher because she reminds them they are wrong about everything

    09/16/2012 12:59:39 PM PDT · by Dysart · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9-12-12 | Daniel Hannan
    Now and again, we are reminded of the sheer nastiness of a certain kind of Leftie. Not, let me stress, all Lefties: I have Labour friends who are motivated by a more or less uncomplicated desire to help the disadvantaged. But they march alongside some committed haters who define their politics not by what they like, but by what they loathe. They also define opponents not as human beings with whom they disagree, but as legitimate targets. A lack of empathy, bordering almost on sociopathy sits behind their talk of caring and sharing. On sale at the TUC Conference, before...
  • Star of 'Shakespeare in Love': 'There's nothing worse than gay parents'

    09/16/2012 8:16:29 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 31 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 16 Sept 2012 | Staff
    Rupert Everett has spoken out against gay parents and said he “can’t think of anything worse” than two men bringing up a child together. The star of the 1998 film Shakespeare in Love blazed a trail for gay actors when he came out as homosexual 20 years ago. However, he has been criticised by gay rights groups after giving an interview in which he decried same-sex couples who have children. The 53-year-old told the Sunday Times Magazine that his mother Sara had met his boyfriend but “still wishes I had a wife and kids.” “She thinks children need a father...
  • Armada Of British Naval Power Massing In The Gulf As Israel Prepares An Iran Strike [Brink of War?]

    09/15/2012 11:01:48 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 38 replies
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | September 15, 2012 | Sean Rayment
    Armada Of British Naval Power Massing In The Gulf As Israel Prepares An Iran Strike An armada of US and British naval power is massing in the Persian Gulf in the belief that Israel is considering a pre-emptive strike against Iran’s covert nuclear weapons programme. The Strait of Hormuz is only 21 miles wide at its narrowest point By Sean Rayment 15 Sep 2012 Battleships, aircraft carriers, minesweepers and submarines from 25 nations are converging on the strategically important Strait of Hormuz in an unprecedented show of force as Israel and Iran move towards the brink of war. Western leaders...