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  • Comedian refused to sign 'behavioural agreement' before gig

    12/12/2018 10:33:32 AM PST · by csvset · 33 replies
    BBC ^ | 12 Dec 2018 | Staff
    A comedian has turned down a gig at a university after being asked to sign a "behavioural agreement" first. Konstantin Kisin was warned about a "no tolerance policy" on topics including racism, sexism and transphobia. He was asked to perform at a gig at the School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS) in London, organised by university society Unicef on Campus. The group has since apologised and the Students' Union says it "believes fully in freedom of speech". Konstantin told Radio 1 Newsbeat the experience reflects a growing trend of free speech becoming stifled on university campuses across the UK....
  • Queen Victoria’s black silk bodices with 36-inch waists are set to fetch Ł9,000 at auction [tr]

    12/09/2018 5:28:28 AM PST · by C19fan · 36 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 9, 2018 | Unity Blott
    Black mourning clothes worn by Queen Victoria following the death of her husband have been discovered 150 years later - by the family of one of her servants who 'took them as mementos'. The three black bodices, which formed the top half of her famous two-piece mourning dresses, were worn by the 4ft 8in monarch in the 1860s and '70s after Prince Albert's untimely death in 1861. The auctioneers say it is uncommon to find items from earlier in the monarch's life, with most of it coming from her last decade in the 1890s. They are much smaller than outfits...
  • Meghan Markle 'wanted air fresheners' inside wedding chapel to make it less 'musty'

    12/03/2018 7:38:06 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 55 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 3, 2018 | Nola Ojomu
    While Prince Harry reportedly insisted Meghan Markle could get whatever she wanted while planning their wedding, it appears the former actress had quite a few requests turned down. New reports claim the soon-to-be Duchess of Sussex wanted to use air fresheners and hand-held atomisers to help make St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle less “musty” by the time guests arrived. But sources claim the palace put their foot down about making any changes to the 15th century chapel. According to Daily Mail, royal staff pointed out that the chapel was a regular place of worship for the Queen.
  • British security firm blast(Kabul) kills 10...

    11/29/2018 2:07:16 AM PST · by Doogle · 3 replies
    PTI ^ | 11/28/18 | PTI
    At least 10 people were killed and 19 wounded in a Taliban-claimed attack at a private British security firm's compound in Kabul, officials said Wednesday, without confirming the victims' nationalities.
  • Harry Leslie Smith: War veteran has died

    11/28/2018 8:02:26 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | November 28, 2018 | BBC News
    A World War Two veteran who grew up in poverty and described himself as the "world's oldest rebel" has died. The son of RAF veteran and author Harry Leslie Smith tweeted to say his father had died while visiting him in Canada. The son of a miner, Mr Smith lived through the Great Depression and joined the RAF in 1941, serving in World War Two.
  • 'Brexit is like football, at the end England always lose': German TV host ridicules May's deal [tr]

    11/27/2018 6:29:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 27, 2018 | Kate Ferguson and Jessica Rach
    A German TV show has ridiculed the state of Brexit negotiations - saying that like in football 'in the end England loses'. The show on the Das Erste channel mocked Theresa May, who is facing a titanic battle to get her deal passed by MPs amid overwhelming opposition from all political parties. And it poked fun at leading Brexiteers and Tory MPs Nadine Dorries and Dominic Raab, accusing them of massively underestimating the scale of the Brexit task. The show's presenter also mocked England's history of losing to Germany in football matches. Summing up Brexit, the presenter said: 'So to...
  • Teresa May blocked asylum for Asia Bibi over Home Secretary’s objection, to appease Muslims

    11/25/2018 12:53:33 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 19 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | NOV 25, 2018 | Robert Spencer
    If there are any free people in Britain in future generations, they will curse the name of Theresa May, whose misrule is rapidly leading the nation to ruin. She won’t let in Asia Bibi, for fear that Muslims will be angry. So it is clear who is in charge in Britain now. The British government routinely bans foes of jihad terror and critics of Islam, while letting in jihadis. The Home Office recently banned Martin Sellner, Brittany Pettibone, Lauren Southern and Lutz Bachmann from entering, all for the crime of opposing jihad terror and Sharia oppression, and thereby made it...
  • MI6 Scrambling To Stop Trump From Releasing Classified Docs In Russia Probe

    11/24/2018 2:13:07 PM PST · by blam · 93 replies
    The Fringe News ^ | 11-24-2018
    The UK’s Secret Intelligence Service, otherwise known as MI6, has been scrambling to prevent President Trump from publishing classified materials linked to the Russian election meddling investigation, according to The Telegraph, stating that any disclosure would “undermine intelligence gathering if he releases pages of an FBI application to wiretap one of his former campaign advisers.” Trump’s allies, however, are fighting back – demanding transparency and suggesting that the UK wouldn’t want the documents withheld unless it had something to hide. The Telegraph has talked to more than a dozen UK and US officials, including in American intelligence, who have revealed...
  • Tony Blair claims Eurocrats gloated to him about defeating Britain during Brexit talks

    11/16/2018 12:28:12 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 26 replies
    thesun.co.uk ^ | 14th November 2018 | Harry Cole
    TONY Blair last night sparked fury by boasting EU officials privately gloated to him that they forced Britain to “cave” in divorce talks.
  • The Role of the Royal Family

    11/22/2018 5:19:43 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 25 replies
    Members of the Royal Family support The Queen in her many State and national duties, as well as carrying out important work in the areas of public and charitable service, and helping to strengthen national unity and stability. Every year the Royal Family as a whole carries out over 2,000 official engagements throughout the UK and worldwide. 2,000: the number of official engagements carried out by the Royal Family each year in the UK and overseas. 70,000: the number of people entertained each year to dinners, lunches, receptions and garden parties at the Royal residences. 100,000: the number of letters...
  • Scotland Set to Mandate “LGBT-Inclusive” Education

    11/20/2018 4:04:12 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The Activist Mommy ^ | Novemer 19, 2018 | The Activist Mommy
    We knew this day would come and sadly, this is likely to follow elsewhere. In Scotland, a plan has been approved to mandate so-called “LGBT-inclusive” education into government-run schools. NBC News reports:
  • U.K. Investigates 3,000 Foreign Medics, After Fake Doctor Is Exposed

    11/19/2018 8:38:18 AM PST · by Theoria · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 19 Nov 2018 | Alan Cowell
    In a land where matters of public health care are never far from scrutiny and sometimes scandal, the British medical authorities acknowledged on Monday that they were checking the credentials of some 3,000 foreign physicians, after one was convicted of fraud and accused of falsifying qualifications. The case could add to concerns about the safety of patients in Britain’s once-vaunted National Health Service, even as tight budgets and the possible impact of Britain’s pending departure from the European Union have augmented a sense of unease. For more than two decades, Zholia Alemi, 56, worked at health facilities in Britain using...
  • First glimpse of London's newest skyscraper dubbed 'The Tulip' where visitors will be able to [tr]

    11/19/2018 6:35:11 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 19, 2018 | Mark Duell
    These are the first concept pictures of a stunning new 1,000ft-high glass skyscraper featuring glass gondolas allowing visitors to ride on the outside. The building dubbed 'The Tulip', which is set to become London's second tallest structure behind The Shard, will have a 12-storey glass bud on top of a 787ft concrete shaft with eight floors of viewing platforms. The Tulip, which will have bars and restaurants inside to hold 1,500 people, will sit next to the Gherkin – the 590ft tower also known as 30 St Mary Axe which was designed in 2003 by the same architects, Foster +...
  • Shocking moment thug almost knocks a woman police officer under a BUS with a flying kick [tr]

    11/19/2018 6:29:05 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 19, 2018 | George Martin
    This is the horrifying moment a policeman and his colleague are savagely beaten in a brutal attack on a south London street. In mobile phone footage posted on Twitter two men can be seen punching and kicking the male and female officer as scores of people pass without intervening. The shocking incident in Merton, south west London on Saturday night, saw the two male attackers wearing hoodies and dragging the policeman away from his patrol car and kicking him. A policewoman can then be seen trying to pull them off her colleague but she fails as a man brutally kicks...
  • May is hit by double bombshell as Dominic Raab dramatically quit Cabinet over EU 'blackmail [tr]

    11/15/2018 3:35:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 15, 2018 | James Tapfield and Martin Robinson
    Theresa May insisted her Brexit deal was not dead today after Dominic Raab and Esther McVey dramatically quit saying Britain was being 'blackmailed'. The Prime Minister vowed to push on with her controversial plan after the Brexit Secretary threw her into chaos by dropping the bombshell news. Ms McVey followed suit within minutes, accusing Mrs May of failing to 'honour the result of the referendum' following a bitter five-hour Cabinet debate last night. Other junior ministers have also quit as the situation threatens to spiral out of control. The premier was angrily berated by DUP Westminster leader Nigel Dodds in...
  • Prince Charles is 'infatuated' with squirrels, keeps 'nuts in his pockets'

    11/14/2018 6:12:43 PM PST · by Innovative · 76 replies
    Fox News ^ | Nov. 14, 2018 | Leah Bitsky
    Prince William has revealed that his father, Prince Charles, is absolutely obsessed with a certain type of squirrel. “He is completely infatuated by the red squirrels that live around the [Birkhall] estate in Scotland,” Prince William told Country Life in a special edition of the British weekly guest-edited by Prince Charles himself. He added that the Prince of Whales likes them, “to the extent that he’s given them names and is allowing them into the house.”Prince Charles, who celebrated his 70th birthday Wednesday, noted that the rodents are “incredibly special creatures.”
  • Plan Unveiled To Microchip ‘Hundreds Of Thousands’ Of UK Employees At Major Companies

    11/12/2018 3:05:46 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 59 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/11/18 | Teri Webster
    Under the guise of security and convenience, a Swedish company wants to microchip hundreds of thousands of employees at British companies. Who’s doing this? The company, Biohax,  is working with a number of UK legal and financial firms are negotiating programs to implant staffers with the devices, according to The Telegraph. “One prospective client, which cannot be named, is a major financial services firm with ‘hundreds of thousands of employees,’ ” the report stated. ”These companies have sensitive documents they are dealing with,” Jowan Osterlund, the founder of Biohax and a former professional body piercer, told the news outlet....
  • Marquess of Queensberry's daughter, 18, was 'working as a prostitute and earned money [tr]

    11/12/2018 6:10:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Novemebr 12, 2018 | Courtney Bartlett
    A teenage aristocrat who died from a drugs overdose was working as a prostitute before her sordid death, her boyfriend has claimed. Lady Beth Douglas, 18 – the youngest child of David Douglas, the 12th Marquess of Queensberry – died after injecting heroin for the first time in March. Her boyfriend Jenan Karagoli, 21, alleged she had been working as a prostitute and earning money by taking part in online sex videos. She had also been selling her underwear online for Ł30 a time.
  • Tens of thousands of people bring London to a halt to see tribute to Brits killed in the First [tr]

    11/10/2018 5:25:06 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 9, 2018 | Faith Ridler and Leigh Mcmanus
    Tens of thousands of people gathered at the Tower of London tonight as time runs out to view the 10,000 torches installed in memory of those killed in the First Word War. Queues stretched more than 50 yards back from the '90 minutes wait' sign at Tower Bridge as crowds waited to view the touching tribute. The installation, Beyond the Deepening Shadow, will be open to the public until Remembrance Sunday on November 11. The Queen and senior members of the Royal Family are due to attend the Festival of Remembrance at London's Royal Albert Hall on Saturday night as...
  • Sickening moment a transgender girl gang and their mother-of-four friend, 22, batter [tr]

    11/09/2018 6:23:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 9, 2018 | Sebastian Murphy-Bates
    This is the horrifying moment a drunken gang of transgender women battered a man, stamping on him in the street in an act of 'severe violence'. The trio can be seen stamping on their victim after 'minor provocation' at Leicester Square tube station in London at 2.15am after a night out. Despite attempts to hold them back, one woman in a white dress rushes back in repeatedly to stamp on the man on the floor. Their victim was sent to hospital with cuts as well as a black eye following the 'heinous attack'. Tylah-Jo Bryan, Amarnih Lewis-Daniel and Michael O'Doherty...