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  • President of Ireland calls for ‘culture of peace’ on anniversary of Omagh bomb

    08/16/2018 9:35:05 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies
    ITV News ^ | 2018-08-15
    The President of Ireland has led calls for a “culture of peace” as Omagh marks the 20th anniversary of the worst single atrocity of the Northern Ireland conflict. Twenty nine innocents, including a woman pregnant with twins, died when a massive car bomb ripped through the Co Tyrone town just months after the 1998 Good Friday peace agreement was supposed to have largely ended violence. A splinter dissident republican group opposed to the peace process, the Real IRA, was blamed for the carnage after inaccurate warnings meant police evacuated shoppers towards the bomb site. Twenty years later, nobody has been...
  • Abortion services to be available to women from Northern Ireland — Harris [Ireland health minster]

    08/09/2018 7:16:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    RTE News ^ | Wednesday, 8 Aug 2018 14:12
    The Minister for Health has said women in Northern Ireland will be able to access abortion services in the Republic when the legislation is introduced here. Speaking in Belfast this evening, Simon Harris said his concern for a woman’s right to access health services in crisis pregnancies situations does not stop at the border. He said while he respects the abortion law in northern Ireland, he hopes it is addressed in the near future. Britain’s Abortion Act does not extend to Northern Ireland and an abortion is only allowed if a woman’s life is at risk, or if there is...
  • 'The world is going mad' Pret's gingerbread men made gender neutral

    08/09/2018 6:28:24 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 17 replies
    Daily Star ^ | August 4, 2018 | Jack Andrews
    Pret a Manger introduced female character Annie alongside a male snack Godfrey but decided to rebrand them as gingerbread biscuits. Lovers of the snack have blasted the sandwich chain and labelled it PC madness. Annoyed customers took to Twitter to vent their frustrations with many asking why they just couldn’t be called a gingerbread man and gingerbread woman. One posted: “The world is going mad it’s a biscuit. “We will end up calling them ‘the gingerbread treat shaped like a person that you can have one of once a week as they are too high in calories for a daily...
  • ‘National Disgrace’ – UK Home Office Rejects Syrian Christians, Refugee Intake 100 Percent Muslim

    08/05/2018 6:57:24 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/29/18 | Virginia Hale
    The British government has admitted that no Christians were taken among the Syrian refugees flown into Britain recently, with the Home Office rejected the handful of non-Muslims selected for resettlement by the United Nations. Despite the persecution of Christians at the hands of Islamic extremists in Syria having been declared genocide by the U.S., the European Union (EU) and even British MPs themselves in a 2016 parliamentary vote, the 1,112 Syrians that Britain resettled in the first three months of 2018 consisted only of Muslims. The Barnabas Fund, an aid agency which supports Christians persecuted for their faith, obtained the...
  • Tucker Carlson: British nationalist credits Americans for release (Trump behind the scenes)

    08/04/2018 12:24:56 AM PDT · by Hostage · 22 replies
    Spero News ^ | AUG 03, 2018 | BY MARTIN BARILLAS
    [snip] ROBINSON: I say a thank you to the Middle East Forum, a thank you to Congressman Gosar, a thank you to Ambassador Brownback, people -- thank you to yourself, Tucker, people who come out -- because we know that in this country, anyone who speaks about Islam -- you can believe -- you can be a complete liberal, the minute you mention, criticize Islam, you are deigned and attacked by everybody. “All I’d done was read a BBC news article, a BBC news article that is still online now for millions of people to see. And I was taken...
  • Women's football team bans followers from calling them 'ladies' saying it's OFFENSIVE

    08/02/2018 7:12:35 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 1, 2018 | ROD ARDEHALI
    A female football team has called time on followers referring to them as ladies, deeming it offensive and suggestive that women belong in the kitchen. For more than 30 years Hackney Women's Football Club has welcomed women who love playing the Beautiful Game. But senior members of the team have now warned people to stop calling them a 'ladies' side because it carries the connotation that they should 'be in the kitchen and not on the pitch.' Club player and Treasurer, Kristina Maddocks, ignited the debate when she said she told people off for referring to them as 'ladies.' She...
  • Tommy Robinson FREED on bail (trunc)

    08/01/2018 3:28:44 AM PDT · by Dana1960 · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/31/18 | Martin Robinson, Uk Chief Reporter For Mailonline
    Former English Defence League (EDL) leader Tommy Robinson was freed on bail today after his 13 month jail term for contempt of court was quashed - but his case will be re-heard again. The far right activist, 35, has been in prison for two months after being locked up in May for filming defendents involved in a criminal trial at Leeds Crown Court and broadcasting the footage to 250,000 people on Facebook. The activist, whose real name is Stephen Christopher Yaxley-Lennon, successfully appealed against his 13-month jail term for contempt of court claiming it was 'excessive' and the hearing was...
  • Africa’s “reverse missionaries” are bringing Christianity back to the United Kingdom

    07/26/2018 7:51:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Interface Institute ^ | 11/10/2017 | Lily Kuo
    Fourteen years ago, Reuben Ekeme Inwe’s wife, Roselyn, had a dream. In it Inwe is preaching to a large crowd—not unusual given the young pastor had been delivering sermons in Lagos for years—but this time the faces in the audience aren’t black but white. A material like white sand falls on the building where Inwe and his fictive congregation have gathered. “We later recognized this was snow. There’s definitely no snow in Lagos,” Inwe says, seated at a cafe in York’s old city center of winding lanes and overhanging second-story shops. Roselyn’s dream, or “vision” as Inwe now refers to...
  • What Liberals (Still) Get Wrong About Trump's Support

    07/24/2018 9:53:22 AM PDT · by blam · 49 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 7-24-2018 | Henry Olsen
    After each outrage, progressives believe supporters will drain away. On the contrary: he is giving them what they want Liberals and progressives are forever predicting Donald Trump’s political demise. After each purported outrage – Charlottesville, separating children from their immigrant parents, now Helsinki – they confidently contend that this latest event will finally force Trump’s supporters to abandon him. Yet not only does this not happen, Trump’s support has actually risen by 6% since late 2017. How do they keep getting it so wrong? To quote Ronald Reagan: “The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s...
  • Ecuador Will Immenently Withdraw Asylum for Julian Assange and Hand Him Over

    07/21/2018 4:45:23 PM PDT · by gaijin · 75 replies
    The Intercept ^ | Glen Greenwald
    Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno traveled to London on Friday for the ostensible purpose of speaking at the 2018 Global Disabilities Summit (Moreno has been using a wheelchair since being shot in a 1998 robbery attempt). The concealed, actual purpose of the President’s trip is to meet with British officials to finalize an agreement under which Ecuador will withdraw its asylum protection of Julian Assange, in place since 2012, eject him from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, and then hand over the WikiLeaks founder to British authorities. (more at source link)
  • Pampered dog owns three sports cars, 175 pairs of sunglasses and 65 outfits (tr)

    07/21/2018 9:40:45 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 23 replies
    Mirror ^ | July 21, 2018 | Hana Carter
    With a wardrobe bursting full of outfits and a range of sports cars, it's not surprising Princess Cleopatra Superchill has been named one of Britain's most spoiled dogs. The pooch also feasts on steak for dinner and has a £1,500 pram, with her doting owner Anthony Welsh, 57, having spent a whopping £40,000 on her. The lucky Staffordshire Bull Terrier has just celebrated her seventh birthday, seeing Anthony, from Liverpool, splash out another £1,000, on his beloved pet. Cleopatra was treated to the finest tennis balls, a posh feeding station and her very own custom-made mountain bike in honour of...
  • Irish PM is labeled an 'airhead' as May says he CAN'T ban British planes from flying over country…

    07/20/2018 8:39:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 11:49 EDT, 20 July 2018 | James Tapsfield and David Churchill
    Leo Varadkar was branded an “airhead” today as Downing Street dismissed his extraordinary threat to “ban” British aircraft from Irish airspace in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The Irish PM was slapped down by Theresa May’s spokeswoman over the saber-rattling — which is being seen as tit-for-tat for the UK reclaiming control over its territorial waters. As the row raged, Mrs. May urged the EU to take a more “practical” approach to the negotiations — insisting her Chequers plan offered a “comprehensive” solution to the need to avoid a hard Irish border. And No. 10 gave short shrift to...
  • Ecuador to hand over Assange to UK ‘in coming weeks or days,’

    07/20/2018 7:23:54 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 18 replies ^ | 7/20/2018
    Ecuador is ready to hand over the WikiLeaks founder to the UK in “coming weeks or even days,” RT editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan said citing her own sources, as prospects of his eviction from the embassy are back in the media. “My sources tell [Julian] Assange will be handed over to Britain in the coming weeks or even days,” Simonyan wrote in a recent tweet which was reposted by WikiLeaks. “Like never before, I wish my sources were wrong,” she continued. Simonyan's message comes, as speculations Ecuador is in talks with the UK over the future of Assange are back again...
  • Trump's ambassador lobbied Britain on behalf of jailed right-wing activist Tommy Robinson

    07/20/2018 6:46:35 AM PDT · by Hostage · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | JULY 13, 2018 | Mark Hosenball
    LONDON (Reuters) - Sam Brownback, the U.S. Ambassador for International Religious Freedom, complained to the British ambassador in Washington D.C. about the treatment of an English right-wing activist who is in jail for disrupting a trial, according to three sources familiar with the discussion. Brownback raised the jailing of Robinson during a meeting with Darroch that covered a range of “religious freedom issues”, the British official confirmed earlier this week.
  • England Knife, Gun, Rape Attacks and Homicide Continue Rapid Rise

    07/19/2018 9:10:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies ^ | 7/19/2018 | Liam Deacon
    “High-harm” violent offences involving weapons are soaring in England and Wales, as a crime wave continues, with knife and gun crime, as well as homicide, shooting up. Meanwhile, police also recorded 31 percent more rapes, up to 53,977, and 21 percent more other sexual offences, rising to 96,755. The revelations, from the latest official figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), show offences involving knives or sharp instruments rising by 16 percent to 40,147 – the fourth consecutive increase in knife attacks revealed by the ONS
  • ODEARY ME Students paint over Rudyard Kipling’s poem ‘If’ claiming the Jungle Book author was racist

    07/19/2018 12:30:32 AM PDT · by blueplum · 68 replies
    The Sun UK ^ | 18 Jul 2018 | James Cox
    STUDENTS painted over Rudyard Kipling's poem 'If' claiming the Jungle Book author was racist. They replaced the wall mural with Still I Rise by Maya Angelou saying Kipling stood for the "opposite of liberation, empowerment and human rights". Sara Khan, Liberation and Access Officer at the University of Manchester Students Union, said on Facebook: "A failure to consult students during the process of adding art to the newly renovated SU building resulted in Rudyard Kipling's work being painted on the first floor last week. "We, as an exec team, believe that Kipling stands for the opposite of liberation, empowerment, and...
  • Some People Think Queen Elizabeth’s Jewelry Threw Shade at Donald Trump

    07/18/2018 3:29:27 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 42 replies
    US via MSN ^ | 7/18/18 | Anon
    Here’s a topic to “brooch”! Queen Elizabeth II may have thrown a little shade toward President Donald Trump with the jewelry she donned on Thursday, July 12, the same day Trump arrived in England. The small green flower brooch the British monarch wore on Thursday as she welcomed the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar to Windsor Castle has special significance. Dubbed the American State Visit Brooch, the vintage jewelry item was a gift from former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama from their state visit in 2011. According to Politico, the Obamas purchased...
  • Trump's Nato approach helped make a difference, says May

    07/17/2018 12:25:04 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 11 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Jul 2018 | Pippa Crerar
    Theresa May has defended Donald Trump’s approach to last week’s Nato summit, claiming it made all the difference in encouraging European allies to “step up” their defence spending. The US president left the Brussels talks in disarray after setting a January deadline for other alliance members to increase defence spending and hinting that the US may quit Nato if they failed to do so. For the second year in a row, Trump caused turmoil at a Nato summit, criticising the Germans, turning up late for a meeting, ignoring the issues on the table and securing an emergency discussion on spending....
  • British baby’s rare tumor confounds NHS, cured in USA

    07/17/2018 10:01:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 07/16/2018
    Most parents would readily cross oceans to save their child's life, with no thought as to the cost or distance. But for some children in the UK, like Alfie Evans and Charlie Gard, that simply wasn't an option they were given. Oliver Cameron is one of the fortunate ones, though, and thanks to the tireless efforts of his parents and doctors at Boston Children's Hospital, Oliver is alive and thriving today. When Oliver was born in the United Kingdom, he had a large, non-cancerous tumor in his heart, called a cardiac fibroma. It was so rare that doctors in the...
  • UK unveils new Tempest fighter jet to replace Typhoon

    07/16/2018 7:22:07 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 25 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 16 Jul 2018 | Rob Davies
    A model of the Tempest jet fighter, unveiled by the defence secretary, Gavin Wiliamson, at the Farnborough airshow. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters The defence secretary, Gavin Williamson, has unveiled plans for a new RAF fighter jet, the Tempest, which will eventually replace the Eurofighter Typhoon. Speaking at the Farnborough airshow, Williamson unveiled a model of the sixth-generation fighter jet the Ministry of Defence (MoD) expects to emerge from its new combat air strategy, designed to maintain the UK’s status as a so-called “tier one” military power after Brexit. “This is a strategy to keep control of the air, both at...