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  • Election 2015: Row over second independence referendum warning

    04/26/2015 8:47:46 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | April 25, 2015 | unattributed
    Campaigning in Renfrewshire, he said the nationalists want an SNP vote in the general election in order to "force" a second poll. Launching the SNP's "women's pledge", Nicola Sturgeon said this election was "not about independence". Meanwhile the Lib Dems set out plans for green laws and the Scottish Conservatives focused on jobs. As the penultimate weekend of campaigning got under way, SNP leader Ms Sturgeon joined female activists and actor and campaigner Elaine C Smith in Glasgow to launch the party's women's pledge, which commits the SNP and its members to delivering policies that promote equality... As part of...
  • ‘Alex Salmond is like Japanese soldier who thought WW2 was still happening’ (ex-Scotland PM)

    10/21/2014 10:29:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Aberdeen Press and Journal ^ | 21 October 2014 | Calum Ross
    Outgoing First Minister Alex Salmond has been compared to a Japanese soldier who believed World War II was still happening years after peace was declared. Nick Clegg, the deputy prime minister, made the remarks as he called on the SNP leader to accept the result of last month’s independence referendum. […] Mr. Salmond appeared to open the door to an early re-run of the vote last week, saying “circumstances obviously can change” and that a breach of the pre-referendum “vow” to Scotland could pave the way for another ballot. …
  • Nigel Farage on target to win: Poll puts him NINE points ahead of Tory rival

    04/24/2015 4:58:34 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 59 replies
    NIGEL FARAGE'S hopes of becoming an MP have been given a massive boost with an opinion poll showing the Ukip leader has a commanding nine-point lead in South Thanet. Research privately commissioned by the anti-Brussels party revealed he has opened up a significant gap ahead of Tory candidate Craig Mackinlay in race to win the Kent seat on May 7. Figures also show that Mr Farage has met more voters over the past month than his Labour and Tory rivals put together. Raising a pint of bitter to celebrate St George’s Day in the constituency today, Mr Farage said: “There...
  • Victory for Ukip: BBC backs down and gives Farage his own TV show after debate fix row

    04/18/2015 7:46:50 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    express.co.uk ^ | 4/18/15 | Scott Campbell
    THE BBC has backed down and given Ukip leader Nigel Farage his own TV slot to answer audience questions after an Express.co.uk investigation discovered Thursday's debate was a political fix. He will take audience questions in a 30-minute programme called Election 2015: Ask Nigel Farage. The discussion, held in Birmingham, will air after the News at 10 and will be chaired by journalist Jo Coburn. It will be held at the same time as a Question Time special featuring the Tory, Labour and Liberal Democrat leaders who will take turns answering questions from the same audience in Leeds. A Ukip...
  • 'Chilling' posters in Cardiff warn Muslims not to vote in the general election because...

    04/18/2015 5:51:10 AM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/17/15
    Posters telling Muslims not to vote in the election were plastered across an area of Cardiff yesterday. They read: 'Democracy is a system whereby man violates the right of Allah.' Posters were stuck on lampposts and bus stops across the Grangetown suburb telling the Muslim electorate: 'Islam is the only real workable solution for the UK'. Cardiff Council have begun removing the posters, dubbed 'chilling' and 'threatening' by locals. The full message on the poster reads: 'Democracy is a system whereby man violates the right of Allah and decides what is permissible or impermissible for mankind, based solely on their...
  • THE UNIPARTY DELUSION IN BRITAIN AND AMERICA

    04/18/2015 5:32:18 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 9 replies
    4/17/2015 | Self
    There was a "debate" between political parties in the United Kingdom Thursday night with five leaders on the stage from the leading parties that aren't in power. PM David Cameron only wanted to participate in one debate so this format was concocted by the BBC as an alternative to an all party debate. Also excluded, Cameron's partner party in government, the Liberal Democrats. Labour leader Ed Miliband was joined by UKIP leader Nigel Farage, Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon, Welsh nationalist leader Leanne Wood and Green Party leader Natalie Bennett. Sturgeon, Wood and Bennett whose main differences with Miliband...
  • Farage 'Insults' Audience At Leaders' Debate [Attacks left wing audience]

    04/17/2015 2:01:34 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 35 replies
    Nigel Farage has been accused of "insulting" the audience of the final election debate by saying they had failed to understand the issues and were too left wing. During heated debate over the shortage of affordable housing in the UK, the UKIP leader said that "even by the standards of the BBC", the audience was too far left. He said: "There is a total lack of comprehension amongst this panel and the audience, which is a remarkable audience even by the left-wing standards of the BBC." The UKIP leader was jeered as he was told by Ed Miliband that it...
  • Election manifesto: UKIP will increase defense, NHS spending

    04/15/2015 1:28:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 73 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 15/04/2015 - 21:33 | (With Reuters)
    The UK Independence Party launched its election manifesto on Wednesday, appealing to Conservative voters with pledges to raise defense spending and bring forward a vote on Britain’s EU membership. […] (Nigel) Farage vowed to spend “substantially” more than the NATO minimum of two percent of GDP on defense in a move that he said would “rattle the dwindling number of Conservative voters who still see (Prime Minister David) Cameron’s party as the party of security”. […] The anti-mass immigration party, which had two MPs at the end of the last parliament, also promised to cut small business taxes and boost...
  • Nigel Farage: Not un-Christian to stop treatment of foreign-born HIV patients

    04/05/2015 4:01:05 PM PDT · by UKrepublican · 15 replies
    Nigel Farage has said his comments about ‘HIV tourists’ are perfectly compatible with a religious outlook, claiming that it is “a sensible Christian thing to look after your family and your own community first”. The UKIP leader spoke out on the topic of Christianity over the Easter weekend, after his criticism of foreign-born HIV patients receiving treatment under the NHS during the party leaders’ election debate was condemned as intolerant, xenophobic and lacking in basic human charity. Mr Farage had claimed that 60 per of the 7,000 HIV annual diagnoses in the UK involved “health tourists” who travel to Britain...
  • Muslim Group With Links To Extremists Boasts Of Influencing Election [Coming To America?]

    04/04/2015 10:28:26 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 5 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | April 04, 2015 | Andrew Gilligan
    Muslim Group With Links To Extremists Boasts Of Influencing Election A group suspected of being a front for Islamic extremists claims it can control as many as 30 seats in the general election and boasts of acting a "kingmaker" By Andrew Gilligan 04 Apr 2015 A front group for Islamic extremists which wants to let British Muslims fight in Syria has boasted that it is “negotiating with the Tory and Labour leadership” to secure some of its demands. Muslim Engagement and Development (Mend) has built links with both parties – and been chosen as an “official partner” by the Electoral...
  • Nigel Farage accuses BBC of bias over questions about candidates

    04/03/2015 1:32:32 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 2 April 2015 | Rowena Mason
    Nigel Farage has accused the BBC of “clear and evident bias” after he came under pressure over the quality of Ukip’s general election candidates. A number of Ukip candidates have been accused of making inappropriate comments and one was caught up in an expenses scandal, but Farage blamed Tory defectors to the party for causing the problems. He criticised the BBC for asking him about them, saying other party leaders were not grilled about their rogue candidates.
  • 'Kidnap Obama' UKIP candidate Jeremy Zeid replaced

    03/31/2015 3:39:57 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    BBC News ^ | March 31, 2015
    A UKIP parliamentary candidate who said in a Facebook post that Israel should "kidnap" US President Barack Obama has been replaced by his party. Jeremy Zeid, who was standing in Hendon, said President Obama should be "locked up" by the Israelis for "leaking state secrets". He was referring to the declassifying of documents on Israel's secret nuclear programme. Mr Zeid also said Israel should "do an Eichmann" on President Obama.
  • UK election campaign begins

    03/30/2015 6:00:41 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/30/15 | Susannah Cullinane
    David Cameron formally asked Queen Elizabeth II to dissolve his country's Parliament on Monday, opening the way for campaigning ahead of the May 7 general election. The procedural step means there are officially no members of Parliament until it reconvenes on May 18 for the swearing-in of members and the official state opening of Parliament on May 27.
  • Ed Miliband branded 'Salmond's poodle' by PM...

    03/27/2015 12:45:16 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 26 March 2015 | Jason Groves
    Ed Miliband was branded the SNP's poodle yesterday – as Alex Salmond boasted he would install the Labour leader in No10. In a second pink champagne-fuelled interview in consecutive days, the former SNP leader pledged to 'lock David Cameron out of Downing Street' if the election produces a hung parliament. Mr Salmond said the SNP would back Labour regardless of any formal deal, but said his party would make 'progressive amendments' to the Budget and other legislation – code for higher taxes and Left-wing policies. The Prime Minister seized on the comments in the Commons, describing Mr Miliband as 'Alex...
  • ‘Europe isn’t working’ says Cameron

    03/17/2015 2:36:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 17/03/2015 - 15:38 | Mark Briggs
    Speaking to BuzzFeed, Cameron admitted any future negotiations would be “tough”, but maintained his stance that a continuation of the status quo was “not an option”. The EU “isn’t working properly” and too many people are happy to “go on as they are”, Prime Minister David Cameron said yesterday (16 March). “Europe isn’t working properly. You can see that by the fact that Britain, outside the euro, has created more jobs in the last five years than the other 27 put together,” said Cameron. “Rather than burying this under the carpet, let’s work out what needs to change.” […] Yesterday,...
  • Is the European Union Dying?

    03/13/2015 7:19:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 13, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    As the European Coal and Steel Community of Jean Monnet evolved into the EU, we were told a "United States of Europe" was at hand, modeled on the USA. And other countries and continents will inevitably follow Europe's example. There will be a North American Union of the U.S., Canada and Mexico, and a Latin America Union of the Mercosur trade partnership. In an essay, "The E.U. Experiment Has Failed," Bruce Thornton of Hoover Institution makes the case that the verdict is in, the dream is dead, the EU is unraveling, One Europe is finished. Consider, first, economics. In 2013,...
  • Miliband and Cameron get personal in TV debate row

    03/13/2015 3:56:43 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 9 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 11 March 2015 | bbc
    Ed Miliband and David Cameron launched attacks on each other's character in angry Commons exchanges over televised election debates. The Labour leader accused the PM of "chickening out" of a debate with him, saying: "Like all bullies, when the heat is really on he runs for cover." Mr Cameron attacked Mr Miliband as "despicable and weak" for not ruling out a post-election deal with the SNP. It came amid a fresh effort to break the TV debate deadlock.
  • Nigel Farage Rages At Juncker's "European Army" Proposal

    03/11/2015 11:36:08 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 12 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 03/11/2015 | Tyler Durden
    Earlier today, the leader of Britain’s UKIP, eloquent wordsmith and member of the EU Parliament, Nigel Farage, unleashed one of his most memorable and finest diatribes in recent years. "We ourselves in the European Union provoked the conflict through our territorial expansionism in the Ukraine. We poked the Russian bear with a stick, and unsurprisingly, Putin reacted. But this now is to be used as an opportunity to build a European army... And Mr. Juncker said, we must convey to Russia that we are serious. Who do you think you are kidding, Mr. Juncker?" Farage at his best...
  • Rodents To Be Given Human Rights Under Green Party Plans

    03/07/2015 6:19:10 PM PST · by Steelfish · 24 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | March 07, 2015 | Matthew Holehouse
    Rodents To Be Given Human Rights Under Green Party Plans By Matthew Holehouse 07 Mar 2015 Animals would be protected under human rights laws and new taxes imposed on nappies under plans to be considered by the Green Party. The insurgent environmentalist party, which hopes to hold the balance of power after the General Election by winning up to ten seats, will also propose creating a fleet of hospital ships to serve the developing world, cutting the size of National Lottery prizes and banning the Grand National. The policies, set to become official policy during a series of debates on...
  • UKIP not probling candidate's 'Jihadi John' suicide tweet

    03/07/2015 4:01:28 AM PST · by Nextrush · 10 replies
    BBC News ^ | 3/6/2015 | BBC
    A UKIP parliamentary candidate who said "Jihadi John" should have killed himself is not facing a probe. Richard Hilton tweeted: "Jihadi John 'contemplated suicide.' It's a shame he didn't. Don't understand media attempts to blame MI5 for his evil". A UKIP spokesman told the BBC on Sunday he had been reported to the party's national executive committee. But the party has said no action had been taken against Mr. Hilton and most people agreed with him... as soon as Mr. Hilton realized his tweet might be misconstrued he took it down..... Mr. Hilton, prospective parliamentary candidate for Mitcham and Morden,...
  • Farage To Get Hero's Welcome From US Group (UK Independence Party [UKIP] Leader)

    02/25/2015 8:51:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Sky News ^ | February 25, 2015 | Dominic Waghorn, US Correspondent
    The UKIP leader will share a stage with high-profile US conservatives including Sarah Palin and NRA gun lobbyists.UKIP leader Nigel Farage is expected to get a celebrity reception in Washington when he addresses America's most high-profile right-wing conference this week. Sarah Palin, Rand Paul, Jeb Bush and the National Rifle Association (NRA) gun lobby will be sharing a stage with the British politician after he was invited to address the Conservative Political Action Committee in the US capital. Aides told Sky News his philosophy has much in common with his republican hosts, who also focus on "the battle for smaller...
  • EU unveils vast plan to merge 28 energy markets

    02/25/2015 6:15:20 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 25, 2015 8:18 AM EST | Lorne Cook
    The European Union’s executive has unveiled a vast plan to boost coordination between the EU’s 28 national energy markets to wean Europe off unstable Russian gas supplies and provide cheaper energy for consumers. European Commission Vice President Maroš Šefčovič on Wednesday called it “undoubtedly the most ambitious energy project” since the inception of the EU over half a century ago. He believes that improving links across borders in Europe’s energy grid could save businesses and consumers up to €40 billion ($45.4 billion) a year. A more energy-independent Europe will also increase the EU’s political options in eastern Europe. […] “Our...
  • Ash Carter warns Russia on nukes

    02/24/2015 10:58:41 AM PST · by McGruff · 38 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 2/23/15 | Philip Ewing
    Ash Carter has quietly thrown down the gauntlet in a lingering dispute with Russia: If President Vladimir Putin continues to violate the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, the U.S. could respond in kind. “The range of options we should look at from the Defense Department could include active defenses to counter intermediate-range ground-launched cruise missiles; counter-force capabilities to prevent intermediate-range ground-launched cruise missile attacks; and countervailing strike capabilities to enhance U.S. or allied forces,” Carter told senators in little-noticed written answers to follow-up questions from his confirmation hearing. The defense secretary’s bottom line: “U.S. responses must make clear to Russia that...
  • Ofcom to probe Channel 4's UKIP drama

    02/24/2015 2:38:58 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 23 February 2015 | bbc
    ...The Telegraph called it "fatally flawed", saying it stereotyped UKIP supporters as "an army of bald-headed, beer-swilling thugs".
  • Window Celebrating Former Archbishop to be Removd After Students Brand Him ‘Homophobic’

    02/21/2015 10:03:29 AM PST · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 20 February 2015 | Donna Rachel Edmunds, Breitbart
    Students at Kings College London (KCL) have successfully campaigned for the removal of a window featuring former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey, an alumnus of the college, on the grounds that his stance on gay marriage makes him “homophobic”. The move comes despite Carey’s reputation as a liberal while he was Archbishop, ushering in the ordination of women priests for the first time in the Church’s history. The front windows of KCL’s Strand campus, which line the famous London thoroughfare for 90 metres feature head and shoulders images of 50 well known alumni of the College, including former Prime Minister...
  • Harriet Yeo, former Labour NEC chairwoman, backs UKIP

    02/18/2015 5:21:19 AM PST · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    BBC News ^ | 2/18/2015 | BBC
    A former chairwoman of Labour's ruling National Executive Committee says she has left the party to support UKIP at the general election. Harriet Yeo, a councillor in Kent, said she had become "disillusioned" with Labour's stance on Europe. She said she only trusted UKIP to offer a choice on the UK's membership of the EU. But she will not join the party. Labour said it was united on Europe and than an EU exit would "cost British jobs and influence". Ms. Yeo claimed the majority of Labour's shadow cabinet wanted a referendum on the EU, but "are being told to...
  • UKIP drama sparks 1,000 complaints to Ofcom and Channel 4

    02/18/2015 2:04:30 AM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    BBC News ^ | 2/17/2015 | BBC
    Channel 4 documdrama UKIP: The First 100 Days has prompted more than 700 complaints to media watchdog Ofcom since its broadcast on Monday night. The program depicted rioting on the streets after UKIP win the general election, mixing archive footage with imagined scenes. Channel 4, which has defended the programme, has also had 250 complaints. Ofcom said: "We will assess these complaints before deciding whether to investigate or not." UKIP party leader Nigel Farage is among those who have condemned the programme. "Looks like 100 Days of UKIP may well have backfired on Channel 4. A biased, partisan depiction of...
  • Top Labour figure dumps Ed Miliband for UKIP

    02/17/2015 11:31:26 AM PST · by NRx · 4 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | Feb 17 2015 | Steven Swinford
    One of Labour's most senior figures has resigned from the party and will be supporting Ukip because of Ed Miliband's failure to offer a referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union. Harriet Yeo, who was chairman of Labour's ruling body between 2012 and 2013, is so disillusioned with Mr Miliband's refusal to offer a vote that she will be throwing her support behind Nigel Farage's party. She represents the most senior Labour figure to switch allegiances to Ukip to date, although there are suggestions that several Labour MPs are considering defecting.
  • Nigel Farage to join Sarah Palin at CPAC conference for US conservatives

    02/16/2015 8:11:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | February 16, 2015 | Raf Sanchez and Steven Swinford
    Ukip leader will speak at CPAC summit where plastic fetuses are handed out by anti-abortion activists. Nigel Farage will speak alongside some of the most extreme conservatives in US politics Nigel Farage will speak alongside Sarah Palin and some of America's most extreme Right-wing conservatives at a conference in Washington next week. The Ukip leader will share a stage with a host of gun activists, Tea Party leaders and anti-abortion campaigners at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Visitors to the summit are sometimes handed plastic fetuses by Evangelical Christian activists as a symbol of their opposition to abortion,...
  • Channel 4 slammed over UKIP 'hatchet job'

    02/16/2015 8:30:53 PM PST · by WeatherGuy · 10 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 16 February 2015 | Tom McTague
    Channel 4 was last night accused of anti-democratic ´fear-mongering´ for airing a controversial drama about what life would be like with Nigel Farage as Prime Minister. UKIP: The First Hundreds Days painted a highly-critical vision of Britain under UKIP rule, including a country divided by race riots, mass unemployment and a crashing economy. Channel 4 said it ordered the drama - which lampooned UKIP, its leaders and its supporters - as a way of engaging people in politics in the run-up to the May General Election.
  • Tories open four point lead over Labour

    02/16/2015 10:02:06 AM PST · by NRx · 20 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 16 Feb 2015 | Steven Swinford
    The Conservatives have opened up a four-point lead over Labour after the biggest surge in their support for two years, a poll has suggested. A Guardian/ ICM poll showed that the Tories are six points up to 36 per cent, only one point short of their result in the 2010 General Election. Labour support fell one point to 32 per cent, while the Liberal Democrats were also down a point to 10 per cent.
  • Exclusive — Nigel Farage of UKIP Crosses the Pond to Speak at CPAC

    02/15/2015 9:23:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | February 15, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage will cross the pond at the end of February to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) hosted by the American Conservative Union (ACU) just outside Washington, D.C., Breitbart News has learned exclusively. “I am very excited to be coming to speak to so many freedom-loving individuals at CPAC this year – and I consider it an honour to do so,” Farage said in an emailed statement to Breitbart News. “In Britain, we are fighting against the creation of a client-state, against rampant corporatism, against a career political class that services...
  • UKIP: The First Hundred Days - Channel 4 Promo

    02/15/2015 2:44:18 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 5 replies
    youtube ^ | 02/12/15 | WarnerChappellPMUK
    This is a trailer for a hit piece on UKIP and Nigel Farage.There is no text with the video.Judging from the trailer it's a nasty piece of work.
  • Nigel Farage says other parties 'fear' UKIP

    02/12/2015 6:36:56 AM PST · by Nextrush · 15 replies
    BBC News ^ | 2/12/2015 | BBC
    Nigel Farage has said the Conservatives and Labour both "fear" a UKIP breakthrough at May's general election giving it the balance of power. In his first major speech of 2015, Mr. Farage said believed no party would secure a majority after May's poll. But UKIP would not "prop up" a government led by another party without an "immediate" EU referendum. The UKIP leader also claimed his party was now the only "truly national politics party" in the UK. He dismissed the Conservatives as a "regional party for the South of England" and Labour as a similar party for the North,...
  • No 10 rejects 'bit player' claim over Ukraine crisis

    02/07/2015 1:44:44 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 6 February 2015 | bbc
    ...Sir Richard - who stepped down as deputy Nato commander in Europe last year - has said the UK should be taking a more active role in diplomatic efforts. "Where is Britain?" he was reported as saying by The Times. "Where is Cameron? "He is clearly a bit player. Nobody is taking any notice of him. He is now a foreign policy irrelevance."
  • The UK Political Scene

    02/02/2015 4:44:48 AM PST · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    2/2/2015 | Self
    "Our debts, national and personal, are huge. We can never pay them off. Our trade imbalance is just as bad. Our recovery is based entirely on a house-price balloon that could burst in a moment. The main effort of the Government is to avoid any shocks until the Election is over-but what then?" Peter Hitchens "Mail on Sunday" column Sunday 2/01/15 The story of politics everywhere in the world from Obama's America to Cameron's Britain is all about faking people out about the true nature of the economic situation. The "Conservative" Prime Minister sits on a debt mountain worse than...
  • UKIP's Nigel Farage: Police Turning A Blind Eye To Muslim Ghettos, "We've Been Led Very Badly"

    01/13/2015 11:50:44 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 23 replies
    Hannity fox news ^ | January 13, 2015 | Sean Hannity & Nick Farage
    SEAN HANNITY, FOX NEWS; My next guest says multiculturalism is in fact to blame for the tragic events last week in France. here now to explain is the UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage is with us. You know, it's not just France... they have no-go zone, police are not allowed. Non-Muslims aren't allowed. That to me -- why would France or any other country allow Muslims that have come into the country to basically take over portions of the country? That is madness to me. NIGEL FARAGE, UKIP LEADER: Yeah, it isn't just France. It's happening right across Europe....
  • PETER HITCHENS: The sinister, screeching mob who want to kill free speech (And no, I DON'T mean the

    01/11/2015 3:00:33 PM PST · by dead · 15 replies
    The Daily Mail (IK) ^ | Peter Hitchens
    < snip > We were told on Friday that ‘politicians from all sides’ had lined up to attack Ukip’s Nigel Farage for supposedly ‘exploiting’ the Paris massacre. Mr Farage had (quite reasonably) pointed out that the presence of Islamist fanatics in our midst might have something to do with, a) uncontrolled mass migration from the Muslim world, and b) decades of multicultural refusal to integrate them into our laws and customs. Rather than disputing this with facts and logic (admittedly this would be hard), the three ‘mainstream’ parties joined in screeching condemnation. The Prime Minister, whose government was busy exploiting...
  • PETER HITCHENS: The sinister, screeching mob who want to kill free speech (And no, I DON'T mean the

    01/10/2015 11:24:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Daily Mail UK ^ | January 10, 2015 | Peter Hitchens
    Once again we are ruled by a Dictatorship of Grief. Ever since the death of Princess Diana, we have been subject to these periodic spasms when everyone is supposed to think and say the same thing, or else. We were told on Friday that ‘politicians from all sides’ had lined up to attack Ukip’s Nigel Farage for supposedly ‘exploiting’ the Paris massacre. Mr Farage had (quite reasonably) pointed out that the presence of Islamist fanatics in our midst might have something to do with, a) uncontrolled mass migration from the Muslim world, and b) decades of multicultural refusal to integrate...
  • European Far-Right Poised for BIG Gains in the Wake of Demented Jihadi Massacre in Paris

    01/09/2015 6:42:50 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 29 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 09 January 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Now that another cell of Islamist kooks have shown themselves to be at war with the entire West (and Israel), it seems the PC tripe Europeans have been fed for decades (by the European political elite) ain't cuttin it: a military-style assault with Kalishnikovs right in the heart of a major Western capitol makes clear to any thinking person that these maniacs would kill every last one of us, given the chance... Most obvious political beneficiary of any reality brought by yesterday's gruesome slaughter would be the Front National, which recently won France's election for the EU parliament (Euro-skeptic, anti-immigrant) and...
  • Nigel Farage blames Paris attack on 'rather gross policy of multi-culturalism'

    01/08/2015 8:06:29 AM PST · by UKrepublican · 48 replies
    Nigel Farage has been accused of exploiting the murders of cartoonists in France for political gain after saying the attack was a result of “a really rather gross policy of multi-culturalism”. The UK Independence Party leader said there was a “fifth column” living in Britain and France responsible for terrorist attacks. He said the attacks underlined for "controlled immigration policy" with "full checks on everybody" who migrates to Britain. Theresa May, the Home Secretary, condemned the comments. "It is irresponsible to talk about a fifth column", she said. Eric Pickles, the Communities Secretary, said it was "utterly wrong" to attempt...
  • Labour take election fight to the streets as Miliband wants supporters to knock on 4MILLION doors

    01/04/2015 4:25:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The London Daily Mirror ^ | January 4, 2015 | Jason Beattie
    Ed Miliband launches Labour’s election campaign on Monday by calling on supporters to knock on four million doors. The party leader will vow to fight the Tories and Lib Dems “house by house, street by street and town by town” until polling day on May 7. In a rallying call in Manchester, he will say: “Today is day one of our general election campaign. This is nothing less than a once in a generation fight about who our country works for.” Vowing not to be intimidated by the big-spending Tories, he will add: “We will offer hope, not falsehood. We...
  • Mike Huckabee’s Improbable Balancing Act for GOP Nod

    01/04/2015 9:52:44 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 4, 2015 | Lloyd Green
    There’s no doubt the Huck will need bucks if he’s going to make a successful run for the GOP nomination, but that’s not the only challenge he faces.Last night, Mike Huckabee bid adieu to his show on Fox, and made his interest in the 2016 Republican presidential nomination a matter of public record. Unlike former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, Huckabee is not immediately forming an exploratory committee. Still, the prospect of a Huckabee candidacy should be taken seriously. He finished second in 2008 behind John McCain, and maintains a reservoir of good will among...
  • Ukip leader Nigel Farage named Briton of the Year after 'stellar' 2014

    12/30/2014 1:22:18 PM PST · by Eurotwit · 14 replies
    The Express ^ | Published: 12:48, Sat, December 27, 2014 | By DION DASSANAYAKE
    NIGEL Farage has been named Briton of the Year by The Times today after a "stellar" year for him and the UK Independence Party (Ukip). The 50-year-old was described as "game-changing" politician and was honoured for "bulldozing" his party into the political mainstream during 2014. This year Ukip emerged victorious in the European elections and secured their first two MPs after victories in two separate by-elections. The Times wrote: "Mr Farage set the political agenda for 2014 and will play a prominent role in the election to come. "For these accomplishments and more, he has earned his perennial place in...
  • Battle of Lewes: England's first fight for democracy? [ AD 1264 ]

    12/29/2014 1:11:54 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies
    BBC News ^ | May 14, 2014 | Nick Tarver
    Did the Battle of Lewes, which saw King Henry III defeated 750 years ago, lead to England's first tentative steps towards representative democracy? As bloodied bodies littered the South Downs, the King hid in a priory. His father, King John, had been forced to sign Magna Carta by England's rebellious barons, now Henry had suffered even greater humiliation at their hands. His victor was Simon de Montfort, the French-born Earl of Leicester, who was fighting for the rights of England to be governed by the English. After the battle, where de Montfort's forces were outnumbered by two to one, he...
  • Russia reaches out to Europe’s far-right parties (so-called)

    12/13/2014 7:36:58 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 13, 2014 5:25 AM EST | George Jahn and Elaine Ganley
    A Russian loan to France’s National Front. Invitations to Moscow for leaders of Austria’s Freedom Party. Praise for Vladimir Putin from the head of Britain’s anti-European Union party. As the diplomatic chill over Ukraine deepens, the Kremlin seems keener than ever to enlist Europe’s far-right parties in its campaign for influence in the West, seeking new relationships based largely on shared concern over the growing clout of the EU. […] The fact that many of Moscow’s allies are right to far-right reflects the Kremlin's full turn. Under communism, xenophobic nationalist parties were shunned. Now they are embraced as partners who...
  • Nigel Farage and Russell Brand to clash at Kent Question Time

    12/08/2014 9:30:28 AM PST · by UKrepublican · 9 replies
    Courier ^ | Posted: December 7, 2014 | By Kent and Sussex Courier
    TWO vastly different sets of opinion are set to clash on Thursday as Russell Brand and Nigel Farage are set to meet in a Canterbury edition of Question Time next week. Comedian and equality activist Russell Brand will sit alongside the leader of the UKIP party Nigel Farage on Thursday December 11. Fireworks between the two men are likely: Brand is a left-wing campaigner who has previously called Farage "that racist bloke", while Farage said, in a column for The Independent, that Brand "talks in riddles about how he'd run the country" and "doesn't really say anything". Russell Brand has...
  • Far-right leaders vow to 'save Europe' at French gathering

    11/30/2014 1:04:39 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 19 replies
    france24.com ^ | November 30, 2014 | Benjamin Dodman
    Representatives of Eurosceptic and far-right groups from Italy to Bulgaria gathered at the National Front party conference in Lyon at the weekend to warn France and Europe of a “neo-Ottoman” onslaught of Islam-preaching, benefit-stealing migrants. Digging through the history books, Heinz-Christian Strache, the head of Austria’s far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ), warned that “Arab armies plundered Lyon in 725 and are now busy doing the same in Iraq and Syria”. Strache went on to blast Europe’s mainstream parties for, among other things, stoking “mass immigration, ideological terror, gay marriage and gender theory”. The Austrian far-right leader was one of seven foreign...
  • PETER HITCHENS: The night a fleet of Tory snake-oil tankers sailed into Rochester...and sank

    11/24/2014 5:33:35 AM PST · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 11/22/2014 | Peter Hitchens
    I wondered how our neutered, bootlicking, pro-Government media would manage to turn David Cameron's devastating personal and political defeat in Rochester into a disaster for Red Ed. Piles of money, tankers laden with snake-oil, five visits by the Prime Minister himself, even a frantic plea for Guardian readers' votes could not save the Tories from what I reckon was the worst defeat in their entire history, losing a seat to a party that really believes in what the Tories pretend to believe in..... Here's the supposedly big story: Emily Thornberry MP posted a tweet in which she wrote the words...
  • UKIP Picks Up Second Seat Following Tory Defection, Two More Coming Up?

    11/23/2014 2:32:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    The first one or two people doing something can hardly be called a trend. Yet, all trends start with a movement of One. UKIP gained a second seat in British parliament as a result of a special election following a Tory defection to UKIP. The first UKIP seat also came from a special election following a Tory defection. Two other Tories are allegedly considering switching parties to UKIP. Prime minister David Cameron's Tories are clearly under pressure.