Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $16,105
Woo hoo!! And the first 18% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: uk

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Harassed, intimidated, fired, prosecuted, ...4“crime” of criticizing Islamization of UK

    08/02/2012 4:54:46 PM PDT · by wtd · 1 replies
    Gates Of Vienna blog ^ | 8/2/2012 | Baron Bodissey
    The Irony of “Unison” Chris Knowles has been a good friend for almost six years, since we first encountered each other online after the formation of the 910 Group. Up until today, Chris had been an employee of the Leeds City Council for about seventeen years. Last fall, during the hysteria following the Breivik massacre, The Sunday Times assigned a reporter to investigate Chris and other people associated with the International Civil Liberties Alliance. After the ST published an article “outing” Chris, he was suspended from his job at the LCC. After seven months, the process of dismissal has finally...
  • Saudi Arabian (female) athlete allowed to compete in judo wearing headscarf

    08/01/2012 2:54:35 PM PDT · by NYer · 35 replies
    Telegraph ^ | August 1, 2012
    Wodjan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shahrkhani One of Saudi Arabia's two female Olympic team members will be allowed to compete in the judo while wearing a headscarf after a compromise was reached, the International Olympic Committee said today. Wodjan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shahrkhani will compete after Saudi Arabia's Olympic Committee reached an agreement with the International Judo Federation following talks yesterday. It comes after Marius Vizer, the Austrian president of the sport's world governing body, said last week that Shahrkhani would not be allowed to wear a headscarf to compete for safety reasons. But Mark Adams, communications director of the International...
  • UK: A THIRD of young women admit regrets about the way they lost their virginity (ruined love lives)

    08/01/2012 1:23:35 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 19 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | PUBLISHED: 17:32 EST, 11 July 2012 | Helen Carroll
    ...feeling the pressure to conform, Kristen gave in to her 16-year-old boyfriend Carl’s continual pestering for sex when her parents were out at work one day. She... anticipated a romantic encounter. But the harsh reality was that losing her virginity so early turned out to be one of the worst experiences of Kristen’s life. It has also had lasting repercussions, since she is convinced that having sex at such a young age made her far more promiscuous in later years than she otherwise might have been. ‘We had sex on the bathroom floor because it was the only room with...
  • Win Olympic Gold, Pay the IRS U.S. Olympic medal winners will owe up to $9,000 to the IRS

    08/01/2012 10:38:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    ATR ^ | 08/01/2012 | Hugh Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — While 529 hardworking athletes proudly represent the United States in the 2012 Olympics, any medals and money they earn wearing red, white and blue will be taxed by the IRS. According to research done by the Americans for Tax Reform Foundation, U.S. Olympic athletes are liable to pay income tax on medals earned and prizes received at the London games. American medalists face a top income tax rate of 35 percent. Under U.S. tax law, they must add the value of their Olympic medals and prizes to their taxable income. It is therefore easy to calculate...
  • Britain’s NHS: No Fun and Games (Why on earth was the NHS celebrated in the London Olympics?)

    07/30/2012 9:46:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/30/2012 | John Fund
    The International Olympic Committee decided not to include in the opening ceremony a moment of silence to honor the eleven Israeli athletes killed by Palestinian gunmen during the 1972 games in Munich. That move drew the ire of NBC’s Bob Costas. During Friday’s ceremony, he commented that, although a private moment of silence was held before a mere 100 people this week at the Athlete’s Village, “for many, tonight, with the world watching, is the true time and place to remember those who were lost and how and why they died.” Instead, the Olympic ceremony featured a weird, politically correct...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 07-27-12 (DUmmies rip Romney: Mr. Bain Goes to the London Olympics)

    07/27/2012 7:02:21 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 35 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | July 27, 2012 | DUmmies and Charles Henrickson
    The London Olympics have now begun. And for the judges scoring in DUmmieland, the biggest loser so far has been Mitt Romney. The DUmp is replete with thread after thread ridiculing the Ugly Rethuglican for his series of gaffes insulting and offending the Brits. And they think this is the biggest deal since the War of 1812. What the DUmmies don't realize is that a) these supposed "gaffes" are way overblown, just a case of mittpicking, much ado about nothing, b) almost no one in America knows or cares what he said, and c) most normal Americans don't care...
  • Cameron renews ‘gay marriage’ pledge as party spirals down the drain

    07/27/2012 4:26:14 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 7 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 7/26/2012 | Hilary White
    LONDON, July 26, 2012 ( – The UK’s Conservative Party leader and Prime Minister is “killing” his own party, and therefore the coalition government, through his “obsession” with gay “marriage” according to political columnist Andrew Pierce of the Daily Mail. Despite the plummeting fortunes of the Conservative Party, and the increasing disaffection of its base, David Cameron announced at a Downing Street reception for homosexualist lobbyists on Tuesday that he remains “absolutely determined” to see the country’s definition of marriage abolished by 2015. “The promise I can make you is that this coalition government is committed to both changing the...
  • Gay marriage to be introduced in Scotland

    07/25/2012 3:40:13 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    BBC ^ | 7/25/2012
    Scotland is set to become the first part of the UK to introduce gay marriage after the SNP government announced plans to make the change. Scottish ministers confirmed they would bring forward a bill on the issue. Political leaders, equality groups and others support gay marriage, but it is strongly opposed by the Catholic Church and Church of Scotland. The announcement was made in the wake of a government consultation which produced a massive response. Same-sex couples in Scotland currently have the option to enter into civil partnerships and the Holyrood government has insisted no part of the religious community...
  • Romney Advisor To London Telegraph: Obama Doesn’t “Fully Appreciate” Our “Anglo Saxon Heritage”

    07/24/2012 11:16:41 PM PDT · by GLH3IL · 27 replies
    Liberaland ^ | July 24, 2012 | Alan Combs
    Ahead of Mitt Romney’s trip to Britain, Jon Swaine of The Telegraph says a Romney advisor told the paper, “We are part of an Anglo-Saxon heritage, and he feels that the special relationship is special. The White House didn’t fully appreciate the shared history we have.” Another Romney advisor said, “Obama is a Left-winger. He doesn’t value the Nato alliance as much, he’s very comfortable with American decline and the traditional alliances don’t mean as much to him. He wouldn’t like singing ‘Land of Hope and Glory’.”
  • Woman Admits Aborting Baby
 Just a Week Before Due Date

    07/23/2012 7:58:08 PM PDT · by Tau Food · 21 replies
    Yorkshire Post ^ | July 24, 2012 | Staff
    A WOMAN has admitted ending her pregnancy only a week before the unborn child’s due date after she bought medication on the internet to carry out the abortion. Sarah Catt appeared at Leeds Crown Court yesterday and admitted a charge of procuring her own miscarriage. The 35-year-old bought medication over the internet that would induce the labour, although North Yorkshire Police officers admitted they remain baffled as to her motives. No evidence of the baby has ever been found, according to 
officers involved in the investigation. Catt told police she had terminated the pregnancy legally, despite medical records in March...
  • Just sporty fun with guns? New Wickford range aims to win over critics(UK)

    07/16/2012 6:44:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 16 July, 2012 | NA
    With five ranges of varying sizes, obstacles and targets, the Brock Hill Road centre offers people the chance to use airsoft guns in a competitive environment. But the aim is not just to fire plastic ball bearings at targets, there is also an educational aspect. "Ever since guns were banned there has been a misunderstanding behind them all," said Mr Slater. "I love airsoft, and with this you can turn it into a proper sport." Airsoft guns are replica firearms that use compressed gas to fire plastic pellets. They are non-lethal and make limited sound. Mr Slater, from Benfleet, is...
  • Doctors 'Should Accept Pay Cut Or Be Sacked' [UK]

    07/15/2012 9:32:50 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 39 replies
    Sky News ^ | 15 July 2012
    Thousands of doctors and nurses may be sacked unless they agree to drastic changes to their pay and conditions as hospitals strive to make billions of pounds worth of savings, it has been claimed. NHS bosses have suggested terminating all staff contracts and reoffering them on different terms, according to a leaked document obtained by The Sunday Times. New terms could include pay cuts of up to 5%, an end to overtime for nights, weekends and bank holidays, and reduced holiday leave, the newspaper said.
  • U.K. boosts up-armed Typhoon for Mideast

    07/10/2012 6:24:15 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    U.K. boosts up-armed Typhoon for Mideast DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, July 9 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron has unveiled a major sales push for the Eurofighter Typhoon armed with new weapons systems, with the Persian Gulf states of the United Arab Emirates and Oman as key targets. The Typhoon is built by the German and Spanish arms of European aerospace giant EADS, BAE Systems, Britain's leading defense contractor, and Italy's Finmeccanica. Cameron's decision to throw London's weight behind the Typhoon underlines the growing importance of export sales for major defense companies amid severe cutbacks in military spending by...
  • Saudi Princess Seeks Asylum in UK

    07/07/2012 2:02:12 PM PDT · by sinsofsolarempirefan · 13 replies
    She was Saudi Arabia’s “Barbie” princess; the pampered granddaughter of the Kingdom’s founder and daughter of one of his most powerful and favoured sons. Princess Sara bint Talal bin Abdulaziz, however, is claiming political asylum in the UK over fears for her safety back home. The claim, the first ever made by such a senior member of the ruling family’s inner circle, will embarrass the Saudi dynasty and threatens a diplomatic row. Princess Sara, 38, accuses senior Saudi officials of plotting to kidnap her and smuggle her back to Riyadh, having subjected her to a “well orchestrated and malicious campaign...
  • 'Jesus is REAL superstar doesn’t matter how he looked'

    07/07/2012 7:14:32 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies
    UK Sun ^ | July 7, 2012 | Dr JOHN SENTAMU, Archbishop of York
    NEW ITV1 talent show Superstar is pitting 100 singers from around the country in a battle to win the lead role in a new stage version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical Jesus Christ Superstar.
  • Seven Men Arrested Under Terror Act

    07/06/2012 3:33:37 AM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies
    SKY News ^ | 11:16am UK, Friday 06 July 2012 | n/a
    "Seven Men Arrested Under Terror Act The arrests followed a routine stop of a vehicle by police on the M1 motorway in South Yorkshire on June 30." SNIPPET: ""Firearms, offensive weapons and other material were later found hidden inside, prompting police to take action to trace and arrest the driver, passenger and others suspected of being involved," he said. Police said three men aged 23, 26 and 27 from Sparkhill, Birmingham, were arrested on Tuesday morning. Three more suspects, a 22-year-old from Alum Rock, Birmingham, a 24-year-old from the Moseley area of the city, and a 22-year-old from Smethwick, West...
  • British suspected Islamic terrorist arrested in Germany

    07/06/2012 2:26:38 AM PDT · by Cindy · 12 replies ^ | 6:08PM BST 14 Jun 2012 | By Bruno Waterfield, Berlin
    "British suspected Islamic terrorist arrested in Germany A major German security operation targeted "dangerous" Islamist extremists in dawn raids by 850 police officers on 70 mosques, schools and homes across Germany." SNIPPET: "Hans-Peter Friedrich, Germany's interior minister, banned one Salafist network, Millatu Ibrahim, for "working against our constitutional order and against understanding between peoples". He also announced an investigation into two other networks, Dawa FFM and "The True Religion", with a view to a seeking additional bans."" SNIPPET: "Secret intelligence gathered by police and anti-terrorism officers across Europe gave "cause for concern" in Germany, Britain, France, the Netherlands and Austria,...
  • White Muslim One of Six Arrested Over ‘Terror Plot'

    07/05/2012 10:26:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 05 Jul 2012 | Tom Whitehead, Martin Evans and Sam Marsden
    White Muslim convert Richard Dart and a former police community support officer were among six people arrested for allegedly plotting a terror attack in Britain.Richard Dart, who was radicalised by the cleric Anjem Choudary, was held following police raids in east and west London. A former PCSO and two of his brothers, who were living just over a mile from the Olympic site in Stratford, were also among those detained during the police and MI5 operation to prevent a suspected terror assault. One of the brothers was Tasered by officers. Counter-terrorism police had first searched their home last November. The...
  • WikiLeaks cables: Mervyn King plotted banks bailout by four cash-rich nations

    12/16/2010 2:14:56 PM PST · by FromLori · 3 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 12/13/2010 | Jill Treanor
    The Bank of England governor, Mervyn King, was so concerned about the health of the world's banks in March 2008 that he plotted a secret bailout of the system using funds from cash-rich nations, according to a US embassy cable released by WikiLeaks. Six months before the world financial crisis reached its peak, forcing taxpayers to rescue collapsing financial institutions, King told US officials in London that the UK, US, Switzerland and Japan could jointly enable a multibillion-pound cash injection into global banks, overriding the "dysfunctional" G7 nations. The leak may allow King to claim that he – rather than...
  • The Joy of Government-Run Healthcare: The UK’s Gilded Bureaucrats and Dying Patients

    07/05/2012 5:25:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    International Liberty ^ | 07/05/2012 | Daniel Mitchell
    The Joy of Government-Run Healthcare: The UK’s Gilded Bureaucrats and Dying Patients July 3, 2012 by Dan Mitchell I’m not sure whether this is a post about America’s dismal future if Obamacare is allowed to take root or whether this is a post about bureaucrats ripping off taxpayers.But I do know that it shows that the insiders take care of themselves quite nicely when the government seizes more control of a nation’s healthcare sector.Here’s a report from the UK-based Telegraph about how bureaucrats at a Scottish branch of the National Health Service are bilking taxpayers. National Procurement, a branch of the...