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  • Leninist Scotland Can Go Its Own way

    07/11/2014 12:13:23 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 36 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 11 July 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    <p>Watching last night's Question Time, which was in Scotland and devoted half of its time to the question of Scottish independence - it was also the last QT before the September referendum -, confirmed and strengthened my opinion that England would be far better off without Scotland.</p>
  • Burger spicier than pepper spray sends UK journalists to hospital

    07/10/2014 5:49:11 PM PDT · by equalator · 59 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 7-10-2014
    Arron Hendy and Ruari Barratt were dining at U.K. eatery Burger Off. Each took one bite of the “XXX Hot Chili Burger.” Minutes later, Barratt began suffering from severe stomach pain and soon lost feeling in his hands. His legs also began shaking and his eyes rolled to the back of his head, reports The Argus. The sauce uses a concentrated piri piri chili sauce from India. Gambardella estimated that the sauce measures between seven to nine million units on the Scolville scale. Tabasco sauce comes in around 2,500 – 5,000, while pepper spray ranks 500,000 to five million units.
  • Christian UK Bakery Could Face Court Case After Refusing to Make 'Bert and Ernie' Gay Marriage Cake

    07/08/2014 9:32:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/08/2014 | Stoyan Zaimov
    A Christian-run bakery in the U.K. could be facing a court case after it refused a request from a customer to make a cake featuring the "Sesame Street" characters Bert and Ernie with a slogan to "support gay marriage." Ashers Baking Company in Belfast declined the order from the customer, a gay rights activist, but now mat face legal action from watchdog group Equality Commission, BBC News reported on Tuesday. In a statement, the 24-year-old general manager of the Christian bakery said that the order, featuring portraits of the two puppets side by side alongside the logo of gay rights...
  • Bert and Ernie gay marriage cake leaves Christian bakery facing court threat (Northern Ireland)

    07/07/2014 1:37:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7:52PM BST 07 Jul 2014 | John Bingham
    A Christian-run bakery is facing legal action from a Government agency for refusing to produce a cake carrying a picture of the Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie and the slogan “support gay marriage”. Ashers Baking Co., based in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, canceled an order for a novelty cake with a picture of the puppets arm in arm printed onto the icing saying that it went against the directors’ religious beliefs. They believe that producing the cake with the slogan and the logo of QueerSpace, a gay rights group the would-be customer supports, would amount to endorsing the campaign for...
  • Court: Islamic law holds no legal sway in India

    07/07/2014 10:38:22 AM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 4 replies
    Court Rulings News ^ | 7 July 2014 | Unattributed
    Islamic courts have no legal authority in India, the country's Supreme Court ruled Monday, saying Muslims cannot be legally subject to a parallel religious authority. Individuals may abide by Shariah court rulings if they wish, but cannot be legally forced to do so, Judge C. K. Prasad said. "No religion is allowed to curb anyone's fundamental rights," he told the court, giving the decision of a two-judge bench. Indian law does not recognize Shariah court rulings, he said. The court was responding to a petition filed in 2005 by a lawyer who said the Shariah courts should be disbanded for...
  • Man calls for 'black flag of Islam' over Buckingham Palace

    07/05/2014 1:42:12 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 15 replies
    the BBC ^ | July 4, 2014
    A British man who claims he has been fighting in Syria says he will not return until the "black flag of Islam" is flying over Buckingham Palace. The man calling himself Abu Osama said he had been fighting in Syria for 12 months alongside groups such as the al-Nusra Front, although his claims cannot be officially verified. "If and when I come back to Britain it will be when this Khilafah, the Islamic state, comes to conquer Britain, and I come to raise the black flag of Islam over Downing Street, over Buckingham Palace, over Tower Bridge and over Big...
  • Fury at Rolf Harris’s ‘unduly lenient’ jail term: Attorney General to review sentence......

    FULL TITLE: Fury at Rolf Harris’s ‘unduly lenient’ jail term: Attorney General to review sentence of five years and nine months - as paedophile’s daughter puts on brave face after watching her father sent down Rolf Harris was jailed for five years and nine months today - but the sentence will be reviewed amid claims it is 'unduly lenient'. The 84-year-old showed no emotion as he faced the prospect of dying behind bars after he was told he will serve a minimum of three years. Just hours earlier, the disgraced entertainer had been pictured laughing and joking as he took...
  • Greenfield: It’s Not the Occupation, It’s Islam

    07/02/2014 9:44:53 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 34 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Wednesday, July 02, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Wednesday, July 02, 2014 It’s Not the Occupation, It’s Islam Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog The bodies of three murdered Israeli teenagers, 16-year-old Naftali who liked to play basketball, 16-year-old Gilad who had just finished a scuba diving course and 19-year-old Eyal with his guitar, will be met by the same ghastly parade of pallbearers who accompany every victim of terrorism. The reporters will scribble down something about “settlements” and the “Cycle of Violence”. The diplomats will urge restraint and remind everyone that the only solution can be found through negotiations with the terrorists. And the...
  • Former SecState with presidential ambitions can’t tell the players in UK?

    07/03/2014 4:14:52 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 3 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 3 Jul 2014
    When I first saw this clip earlier today, I was inclined to dismiss it. After all, plenty of people make the mistake Hillary Clinton does in this interview with BBC Radio today. The interviewer asks the former Secretary of State to gauge the strength of the “special relationship” between the US and the UK, and offers a rather insipid answer that applies to nearly all of our allies in the West. But it’s the apparent ignorance of the UK’s political parties from a woman who served for four years as America’s chief diplomat that got the buzz (via TWS and...
  • The aircraft carrier that never was

    07/03/2014 5:47:27 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 28 replies
    BBC News ^ | July 2, 2014 | By Nick Childs
    The Queen is about to name the first of the UK's controversial new-generation aircraft carriers in a ceremony at Rosyth. But a plan for a super-carrier five decades ago ended in acrimony. HMS Queen Elizabeth is a major milestone for the Royal Navy and for British defence. It also provides a strong echo with the past, and the Royal Navy's last - failed - bid for a new-generation of full-size aircraft carriers half a century ago. The first of those ships was designated CVA-01. Like the new ship, she would have been called HMS Queen Elizabeth. But she was the...
  • Britain Frets Over Cost of Restoring Carriers to Royal Navy

    07/03/2014 5:44:09 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 35 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | July 2, 2014 | ROBERT WALL
    Queen to Christen First of Two New Aircraft Carriers, Second Headed for Mothballs ROSYTH, Scotland— Queen Elizabeth II is scheduled on Friday to christen the first of two new aircraft carriers for the Royal Navy, despite lingering questions over whether Britain can afford both vessels. HMS Queen Elizabeth is due to start sailing with combat jets in 2020—a decade after Britain suspended its membership in the elite club of militaries with that capacity, one that already includes India and China. For the Royal Navy's top brass, the carrier represents another milestone in the country's storied history as a naval power....
  • Hermione in Trouble Over a Housekeeper

    07/01/2014 1:16:43 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 3 replies
    time.com ^ | 6/30/14 | Megan Gibson
    Hermione in Trouble Over a Housekeeper Hermione in trouble over a housekeeper In news that’s less Harry Potter and more Bling Ring, British immigration officials are investigating Emma Watson over claims that her American housekeeper might have worked for the actress illegally in the U.K. The Harry Potter actress allegedly had her U.S. housekeeper accompany her to London on a tourist visa even though the employee continued to work for Watson while in the U.K, the Independent reports. While on tourist visas, visitors to the U.K. are forbidden from working. A spokesperson for Watson didn’t comment to the Independent.
  • 19 of 20 Pizzas Contain FAKE CHEESE Shocking Undercover Inspection Finds

    06/30/2014 3:14:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 53 replies
    Mirror ^ | 6/30 | Jonathon Symcox
    The food sampling operation across 20 fast food outlets in Lancashire also found ham on 10 out of 15 pizzas contained turkey DNAA trading standards department has revealed EVERY takeaway they investigated in a recent inspection has been selling customers pizzas containing “fake cheese”. Officers visited 20 outlets in Lancashire for the food sampling operation and performed tests on ingredients used in hundreds of pizzas sold to customers. Each premises failed on descriptions of the ham, cheese, or both. The report revealed 19 out of 20 samples were found to contain “analogue cheese” - an artificial cheesy substance that is...
  • Disciplined for bullying Muslim colleague by praying with her and giving a book about Christianity

    06/29/2014 11:09:43 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 11 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 29 2014 | Mia De Graaf
    NHS worker disciplined for 'bullying' Muslim colleague by praying with her and giving her a book about a woman who converts to Christianity -Victoria Wasteney, an occupational therapist, found guilty of 'bullying' -Lent colleague a book, invited her to sports day, prayed with her -She is now banned from discussing faith at work and has a formal warning -Miss Wasteney is challenging ruling by East London NHS Foundation Trust -37-year-old blasted her employers for 'intolerance', taking legal action A Christian NHS worker has been disciplined for 'bullying' a Muslim colleague by praying with her. Victoria Wasteney, an occupational therapist, was...
  • 'Infidels must wear red collars and shave heads': 'Nazi' vision of Muslim Britain from Imam

    06/29/2014 2:54:58 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 45 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 28 2014 | ABUL TAHER and NIC NORTH
    'Infidels must wear red collars and shave heads': 'Nazi' vision of Muslim Britain from Imam who ran 'Isis' barbecue in Cardiff park A radical hate preacher linked to the ‘brainwashing’ of three Welsh young jihadis fighting in Iraq and Syria has outlined his chilling vision of a Nazi-style, Islamic state in Britain on video, describing how non-Muslims will be forced to shave their heads and wear a red sash, in a land where the ringing of church bells is banned. Abu Waleed, 35, a leading preacher for a group banned last week for incitement to terrorism, was seen earlier this...
  • Heart-broken grandmother refuses to think of five-year-old ‘transgender’ grandson as a girl

    11/04/2013 3:57:42 PM PST · by Morgana · 77 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Christine Dhanagom
    ESSEX, March 5, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Jill Recknell is mourning the loss of her grandson, despite the fact that he is alive and well. It’s just that, according to five-year-old Zach Avery and his parents, he’s not her grandson anymore. He’s her granddaughter. Zach’s family, who live in England, says that he was a normal boy up until last year, when he became obsessed with the cartoon character Dora the Explorer and started dressing in girl’s clothing. Zach before becoming a "girl." “He just turned round to me one day and said, ‘Mummy, I’m a girl,’” Theresa Avery, Zach’s mother,...
  • Iraq Jihadists in the UK

    06/25/2014 2:33:07 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 1 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 25 June 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    First published on FrontPage Magazine. By Enza Ferreri It's always been obvious that the problem of "British" jihadists coming back from Syria - and now Iraq too - to become terrorists here is not going to go away. The UK government, with its phobia of "Islamophobia", cannot possibly solve it. From "Iraq crisis: ISIS militants threaten UK, says Cameron": David Cameron has warned of the threat to the UK if an "extreme Islamist regime" is created in central Iraq. He said Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) fighters threatening the government in Baghdad were also plotting terror...
  • Gang of men smashed American tourist's eye socket with bottle of Jagermeister [UK/Religion of Peace]

    06/24/2014 10:23:55 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 68 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 24 Jun 2014 | Lizzie Edmonds
    A gang of men attacked an American student while he was drinking in the street - grabbing a glass bottle from his hands and smashing it over his head, a court was told. Francesco Hounye, 23, from Florida, had been in Britain for just three days when he was set upon by the men while he was walking home with a friend in Shadwell, east London. Shaleem Uddin, 20, Shadhat Hussain, 19, Kamrul Hussain, 22, and Massom Rahman, 22, targeted Mr Hounye when they saw him swigging from a bottle of Jagermeister. (VIDEO) They then chased him, beat him, and...
  • Report: US, UK Knew About ISIS Takeover Months in Advance

    06/23/2014 10:28:25 PM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 31 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/23/2014 | Tova Dvorin
    Kurdish authorities tell news outlet that they passed along intelligence about the ISIS plans months ago to US, UK - who then did nothing. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant's (ISIS) takeover of Iraq earlier this month took the world by storm, as the successive fall of several major cities in the Sunni-dominated northwest left Iraqis fleeing and world leaders shaken. But what if the blitz military conquest could have been prevented altogether? Kurdish intelligence reported news of a strategic alliance and pact between Islamist groups to topple Mosul and other major Iraqi cities with ISIS's help as...
  • Duke of Edinburgh's best gaffes

    06/23/2014 9:56:04 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 19 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 2/13/2013 | The Telegraph
    Here is a selection of his most notable quotes as he offers his own unique advice to people all over the world. 1963 Speaking about the rate of British tax, he said: "All money nowadays seems to be produced with a natural homing instinct for the Treasury." 1965 On seeing an exhibition of "primitive" Ethiopian art, he muttered: "It looks like the kind of thing my daughter would bring back from her school art lessons."
  • Pro-Assad Syrian Hackers Take-Over Reuters Website, Post Anti-British-Press Message

    06/22/2014 9:31:37 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 5 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 22 June 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Was just this morning checking the story on the South Korean soldier who went bezerk and shot five of his fellow troops yesterday, and upon arriving at the specific Reuters article page, was promptly diverted to the screen above.  The URL they sent me to was 'http://sea.sy/indexs/', and is obviously aimed at Nmr 10 Downing as well as the UK press in-general. No small task, hacking reuters, tho- rather impressive, and quite coincidentally comes the day after I was reading a piece about the original news report hacker, Chicago's version of Max Headroom. But the thing is, the crime...
  • Thieving postman allowed to stay in Britain under right to family life

    06/22/2014 6:23:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Sunday Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6:30AM BST 22 Jun 2014 | Patrick Sawer, Tom Whitehead and David Barrett
    A postman who stole dozens of letters and parcels as part of a Ł500,000 credit-card fraud cannot be deported to the Ivory Coast because he has children in Britain. Despite committing what both a judge and the Home Office described as “a serious breach of trust”, Harnault Hospice Kassi convinced an immigration tribunal that his removal would breach his right to family life. The ruling is the latest in a growing number of cases of foreign-born criminals using human rights laws to prevent their removal from Britain. It means Kassi, 39, cannot be returned to his home country, even though...
  • Mainstream Media Bordering on the Criminal

    06/20/2014 2:24:10 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 4 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 20 June 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Yesterday I travelled on London buses from around noon to 5pm, in the Western part of town. During all that time I saw relatively few white faces, and the ones I did see were generally builders, so in all probability Poles. On the bus I read a discarded copy of the London free paper Metro, carrying the irresponsible front-page headline "Student is murdered 'for being a Muslim'". Irresponsible because, when I read the actual article, the alleged motive for the killing of Nahid Almenea in Colchester, Essex, on Tuesday morning was nothing more than a wild conjecture. The only...
  • Irish publican bans cheering against England

    06/20/2014 12:54:20 PM PDT · by Michael Collins · 16 replies
    BBC ^ | 20/6/2014 | BBC
    An Irish barman has slapped a ban on his fellow countrymen cheering against England in the World Cup in his London pub.
  • China Backs Argentine Claim Over 'Malvinas' (Falklands)

    06/18/2014 7:36:00 AM PDT · by sinsofsolarempirefan · 12 replies
    China has endorsed Argentina's position over the Falkland Islands affirming that the current situation "seriously harms the economic capacity of Argentina". During the two-day G77 summit held at the weekend in Santa Cruz, Bolivia at which China was a "special invitee", a statement was unanimously approved supporting Argentina's calls for dialogue to solve the "Malvinas Islands question". "We reaffirm the need for the governments of Argentina and the UK to resume negotiations on the 'Malvinas Islands question' in conformity with the principles and objectives of the United Nations and pertinent resolutions, so as to find a timely, peaceful solution to...
  • Latest UK abortion figures suggest that abortion is being used as contraception

    06/18/2014 6:54:39 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    telegraph uk ^ | Tim Stanley
    The UK abortion statistics for 2013 are out and they make for uncomfortable reading. It’s true that abortion rate is down, but the number of abortions is up – by 2.1 per cent since 2003. Other details: - The proportion of abortions taking place in the independent sector, financed by the NHS, is up. - The vast majority of abortions were taken under Ground C of the Abortion Act 1967, of which 99.84 per cent were due to a risk to the mother’s mental health. Such a risk is, of course, notoriously hard to define and allegedly flexible in meaning....
  • Britain’s NHS is the world’s best health-care system, says report (by Commonwealth Fund)

    06/18/2014 6:37:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11:27PM BST 17 Jun 2014 | Keith Perry
    The National Health Service has been praised as the world’s best health-care system by an international panel of experts who said it was superior to those found in countries which spend far more on health. The study, entitled “Mirror, Mirror on the Wall,” also described US healthcare provision as the worst globally. Despite investing the most money in health, the US refuses care to many patients without health insurance and is also the worst at saving the lives of people who fall ill, it found. The Commonwealth Fund, a Washington-based foundation produced the report. The fund is respected around the...
  • How the UK taught Brazil's dictators interrogation techniques

    06/18/2014 2:12:22 AM PDT · by Renfield
    BBC News ^ | 5-29-2014 | Emily Buchanan
    As the world focuses on the World Cup, which opens in Brazil in less than a fortnight, many Brazilians are wrestling with painful discoveries about the military dictatorship that ruled the country from 1964 to 1985. The BBC has found evidence that the UK actively collaborated with the generals - and trained them in sophisticated interrogation techniques. Brazil's 21-year dictatorship is less well known abroad than that of Argentina or Chile, but it was still brutal. Hundreds died and thousands were imprisoned and tortured. One of those tortured was a left-wing guerrilla who is now the country's president, Dilma Rousseff....
  • 'Black Flag Of Jihad Will Fly Over London': Alarm Over UK-Born Iraq Fighters' Threat

    06/16/2014 2:53:30 PM PDT · by Strategy · 23 replies
    RT ^ | June 16, 2014
    Terror alerts, 9/11-style bombings and murders of British citizens will soon come to London's streets, according to chilling threats from UK citizens fighting alongside Islam's most violent terrorist group operating in Syria and Iraq. The threat comes from British nationals fighting for the Sunni militant group calling themselves the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/ISIS) in Syria. According to the Sunday Times, they promise that after they're done there, Britain is next. The message comes from three such fighters, all youngsters in their teens and twenties. According to the Times, these aren't regular disenchanted youths at all: one...
  • "Earthquake" in the UK

    06/16/2014 11:26:58 AM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 6 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 16 June 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    First published on FrontPage Magazine. By Enza Ferreri "An earthquake" is how the United Kingdom Indepence Party (UKIP) called what happened Thursday 22 May, when all Britain voted to elect its share of Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and various parts of the country voted to elect local councils. While the results of the Euro Elections were not announced until Sunday to wait for the results of the whole European Union, where some countries voted later, the local elections results were known immediately, and were pretty much as Nigel Farage, the UKIP leader, described them: an earthquake. In...
  • UK outlaws Isis, the militant group behind Iraqi attacks

    06/16/2014 9:44:03 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 16 replies
    BBC ^ | 06/16/14 | staff
    The Islamist militant group that has seized control of parts of Iraq has been outlawed in the UK. The Home Office said it would be a criminal offence to associate with or give financial backing to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis). The UK has ruled out a role in any possible military action but may give other support to the Iraqi government. Nick Clegg has warned that the turmoil in Iraq and Syria is a "very direct threat" to the safety of UK citizens.
  • British fanatics heading to Iraq to join ISIS militants in their HUNDREDS

    06/13/2014 12:52:09 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 13 2014 | Harriet Arkel
    Full Title: British fanatics heading to Iraq to join ISIS militants in their HUNDREDS amid fears 'they could bring terror to UK'//// British Muslims are heading to Syria to fight with extremist rebel group, ISIS Now hundreds of them are feared to be crossing the border to fight in Iraq Security services looking at suggestion Brits fighting with insurgents there Ultra-violent ISIS has already taken Mosul, Iraq's second city, and Tikrit Pictures emerge today of more bloodshed as they head towards Baghdad Meanwhile, experts fear ISIS-trained Brits may bring terror tactics home PM David Cameron has spoken to head of...
  • The B-52 bomber: Long-standing symbol of US strength

    06/13/2014 7:49:31 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 47 replies
    BBC News ^ | 13 June 2014 | Jonathan Beale
    The Boeing B-52 - sometimes known as the Stratofortress - is a long-range, jet-powered strategic bomber which is widely expected to prop up the US Air Force well beyond the year 2045 Before our marathon eight-hour flight Captain Thomas Hyde, the commanding officer of one of the B-52 bombers, briefly describes the mission. He says we will be doing a number of simulated bombing runs around what he calls "the island". He makes it sound like a short training flight over a remote abandoned outcrop of rock somewhere in the North Sea. But the island he is referring to is...
  • Radical Islam Infiltrating UK Public Schools

    06/10/2014 4:42:10 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 6/09/14 | Tom Wilson
    While concerns about the growth of radical Islam have been with British society for some years now, few imagined that Islamists might ever attempt anything so bold as a takeover of parts of the public education system. Yet a government investigation overseen by a former counter-terror chief has revealed that this is precisely what has been happening at certain British schools. The report would seem to confirm allegations of an ambitious effort on the part of a set of hardliners who have been attempting to take over the administration of secular state schools in the city of Birmingham, Britain’s second...
  • U.K. to teach British values after Trojan horse scandal reveals Islamists taking over schools

    06/10/2014 8:54:34 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 13 replies
    National Post ^ | June 9, 2014 | Christopher Hope, The Telegraph
    English schoolchildren will be taught “British values” in the wake of a report that some schools had been taken over by Islamists. Michael Gove, the education minister, said that in future all of England’s 20,000 elementary and high schools will have to promote British values of tolerance and fairness. The announcement came in the wake of the “Trojan horse” scandal which found that some schools in the central city of Birmingham had been taken over by Islamists. Regulator the Office for Standards in Education said Monday it had found a “culture of fear and intimidation” at a minority of the...
  • Aussies To Form Alliance to Thwart Obama’s Climate Goals

    06/10/2014 7:31:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6/9/2014 | Michael Bastasch
    Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott is seeking out “like-minded” countries to form an alliance to thwart climate policies being pushed by President Obama and other world leaders.
  • While we turn a blind eye to Islamists, our children suffer (England finally waking up?)

    06/07/2014 2:01:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | June 6, 2014 | Charles Moore, authorised biographer of Margaret Thatcher
    Politicians are so busy squabbling over extremism that they are failing to tackle it. Shortly after midnight on Tuesday, the Home Office website published a letter from the Home Secretary, Theresa May, to the Education Secretary, Michael Gove. In it, Mrs May asked some rude questions about why his department had not acted earlier to investigate accusations of Islamist infiltration of schools in Birmingham. This was heat-of-the-night stuff. One government department is not supposed to publish its attacks on another. The error was tacitly acknowledged: on Thursday afternoon, the letter was taken down from the website. As has been reported,...
  • Obama: hard to see UK benefiting from leaving EU

    06/05/2014 12:46:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 5, 2014 12:47 PM EDT | Juergen Baetz
    President Barack Obama said Thursday that it’s hard to see how Britain would benefit by leaving the European Union given that the 28-nation bloc’s decisions “have an enormous impact on its economic and political life.” Britain must make its own choice, Obama said, but insisted that it is always an asset for the United States to know one of its closest allies “has a seat at the table in the larger European project.” …
  • Key exercise in Estonia tests NATO's readiness .

    06/04/2014 1:02:00 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies
    NATO.TV ^ | Jun 2, 2014 | NATO
    NATO launched a large-scale exercise, "Steadfast Javelin", in Estonia on 16 May to test Allied forces on their ability to work together and maintain NATO's readiness and combat effectiveness. 6000 troops from 9 Allied nations are participating in these drills, the most important NATO exercise in the Baltic region since the start of the Ukraine crisis. Exercises like this one are especially important in enhancing NATO's readiness to defend its Allies.
  • Government in UK can't keep their global warming story straight

    06/03/2014 9:52:37 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 2, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Summers in Britain will be drier, oh wait, make that rainier. Well something bad is going to happen and you can bet it will be the fault of global warming, oh wait, make that climate change, uh…actually, make it climate disruption. For now, anyway. Stand by. Andrew Bolt, writing in Australia’s Herald-Sun, has great fun with the changing story from Britain’s official worrywarts:
  • Shin-kicking competition keeps traditions alive

    06/03/2014 8:47:07 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 12 replies
    Ukraine News One ^ | 2 june 2014 | Ukraine News One
    An English sporting event which dates back to 1612 has taken place in the rural town of Chipping Campden. The Cotswold Olimpicks, a collection of medieval sports, with the highlight being the shin-kicking competition, has been held for the 402nd time. One of the most brutal attractions in the Olympiad, shin kicking has few competitors who are brave enough to turn-up for a second year in a row. However, two-time defending champion Zak Warren was not to be deterred as he faced-off against newcomer Ross Langill. Langill, who travelled all the way from Vancouver, Canada to participate in the shin...
  • Preacher at Ian Paisley’s former church denounces Islam as a “wicked religion” (Northern Ireland)

    06/02/2014 7:31:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 02 June 2014 | Rebecca Black
    Just a week after a scandal was sparked by a preacher slating Islam as “satanic”, a second preacher has launched a broadside against the faith. The minister at Lord Bannside’s former church, Martyr’s Memorial Free Presbyterian in east Belfast, has blasted Islam as a “violent, intolerant, wicked religion”. The Rev. Ian Brown was speaking at a recent Sunday evening service in defense of Pastor James McConnell, whom he described as a “prophet”. […] In an sermon posted on the Martyr’s Memorial website, Rev. Brown is heard saying: “Now the allies and sympathizers of Islam are up on their hind legs;...
  • UK: “Do Not Walk Your Dog Here. This is an Islamic Area Now.”

    06/01/2014 6:58:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 06/01/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    UK: “Do Not Walk Your Dog Here. This is an Islamic Area Now.”Posted By Daniel Greenfield On June 1, 2014 @ 9:05 am In The Point | No Comments Don’t walk your dog here. Big Islam is watching.CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO A criminal investigation has been called for by Poplar and Limehouse MP Jim Fitzpatrick over a “highly divisive sign”.The poster, found on Burdett Road in Poplar, claimed: “Do not walk your dog here! Muslims do not like dogs. This is an Islamic area now.”Mr Fitzpatrick, who said the photo was sent to him by a constituent...
  • Is this Britain's most ideal family? Mother, father and 3 children appear in scores of adverts

    05/30/2014 4:14:30 PM PDT · by equalator · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5-29-2014 | Katy Winter
    Meet the Rowleys, a genetically blessed family where mother, father and all three childen all share model looks. And they're making the most of their attractiveness: the family, from Warwick, have appeared in hundreds of adverts - including campaigns for Mothercare, Next, Argos, Aldi, Umbro and Centre Parks - getting paid up to Ł1000 a day to pose for pictures. Father Anthony, 33, mother Kimberley, 31, and children Tilly, five, Maisie, three, and Henry, 18 months, are an advertiser's dream - and collectively they make thousands upon thousands of pounds a year from their photogenic looks.
  • NHS bosses spend Ł250,000 on ‘unreadable’ clock

    05/30/2014 3:31:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2:35PM BST 30 May 2014 | (By Agencies)
    NHS bosses have been criticized after they spent Ł250,000 on a clock—which staff claim is impossible to read. The complicated light sculpture clock hangs inside the new Ł430 million Southmead Hospital in Bristol, which opened this month. The binary clock shows the time through an unusual display of illuminated rings and bars, which represent specific hours and minutes. …
  • British voters will decide once and for all which Obama campaign adviser is best

    05/29/2014 6:51:52 AM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 3 replies
    WaPo ^ | 5/28/14 | Philip Bump
    Congratulations to the good people of the United Kingdom who, "American Idol"-like, have been selected to act as judges on a vitally important question: Who's better at winning political campaigns, David Axelrod or Jim Messina? If those names don't ring a bell, perhaps you are one of the unbiased Brits selected for this important task. So: Axelrod was the chief strategist for President Obama's 2008 and 2012 campaigns; Messina was campaign manager for the 2012 bid. Since last August, Messina has served as an adviser to British prime minister David Cameron, leader of the Conservative Party. (This is the juncture...
  • European Elections: UKIP Top British Polls

    05/25/2014 5:36:41 PM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 58 replies
    Sky News ^ | 26 May 2014 | staff
    UKIP have topped the European polls in the UK, with the Labour Party vying with the Conservatives for second place. Sources from the other main parties have conceded Nigel Farage's party will win, with the leader hailing an "earthquake" in British politics. It will be the first time a party other than the Conservatives or Labour has topped a nationwide poll for the first time in 108 years.
  • Farage hails UKIP triumph as Labour and the Tories are humiliated

    05/25/2014 5:11:49 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 15 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 5/25/2014 | MATT CHORLEY, MAILONLINE POLITICAL EDITOR
    Nigel Farage tonight claimed victory in the European elections, becoming the first 'insurgent party' to top a national vote. With results still being declared, Mr Farage broke cover to predict he will humiliate the Westminster parties, pushing Labour and the Tories into second and third. Support for Ukip has surged by more than 12 per cent, outstripping a more modest boost in votes for Labour, while the Lib Dems faced near-wipeout, with some calling for Nick Clegg to resign. Mr Farage said: 'Ukip is going to win this election and yes that will be an earthquake because never before in...
  • Election Results: European Parliament Elections In Uk (Ukip In First Place?)

    05/25/2014 9:21:09 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 57 replies
    BBC News ^ | 5/25/2014 | BBC
    The election results for the European Parliament will start coming in at 5pm Eastern Time (22:00 British Summer Time). Many voters all over Europe are making their choices today, in the UK the voting was on Thursday. Polling shows the United Kingdom Independence Party at about 30 percent popular support in spite of an intense campaign to discredit it by the major parties and the media. Everything from the race card to the employment of UKIP leader Nigel Farage's wife as his secretary has been thrown on the wall in hopes of something sticking. The immigration police just happened to...
  • Police Launch Probe into Church Sign that Suggested Non-Christians Will Burn in Hell [UK]

    05/24/2014 12:12:16 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 41 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 5/23/14 | Steph Cockroft
    *Poster with burning flames put up at Attleborough Baptist Church, Norfolk *The sign read: 'If you think there is no God you'd better be right!!' *Robert Gladwin, 20, accused the sign of going against Christian traditions *Pastor forced to remove sign after police investigated it as a 'hate incident'A baptist church was at the centre of a police probe after a sign which suggested non-Christians would 'burn in hell' was investigated as a 'hate incident'. The offending sign at Attleborough Baptist Church in Norfolk, pictured burning flames below words which read: 'If you think there is no God you better...