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  • PETER HITCHENS: The 'patriotic' thought police came for Corbyn. You are next

    03/18/2018 5:38:31 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 31 replies ^ | 3/17/2018 | Peter Hitchens
    Is THIS a warning? In the past few days I have begun to sense a dangerous and dark new intolerance in the air, which I have never experiences before. An unbidden instinct tells me to be careful what I say or write, in case it ends badly for me. How badly? That is the trouble. I am genuinely unsure. I have been to too many countries where free speech is dangerous. But I have always assumed that there was no real risk here. Now, several nasty trends have come together. The treatment of Jeremy Corbyn, both by politicians and many...
  • 1,000 children may have been victims in Britain's biggest ever child abuse scandal (Telford)

    03/12/2018 7:35:55 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 40 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 3/11/18 | Callum Adams
    Up to 1,000 children could have been abused in Britain's biggest ever child abuse scandal, an investigation has revealed. Hundreds of children, some as young as 11, are estimated to have been drugged, beaten and raped over a 40-year period in the town of Telford. Lucy Allan, the Conservative MP for Telford, has called for an inquiry into child sexual exploitation, saying the latest reports were "extremely serious and shocking". She has previously called for a "Rotherham-style inquiry" into the allegations. "There must now be an independent inquiry into child sexual exploitation in Telford so that our community can have...
  • Britain's 'worst ever' child grooming scandal exposed

    03/13/2018 10:40:12 AM PDT · by annalex · 37 replies
    Mirror ^ | 12 MAR 2018 | Nick Sommerlad, Geraldine McKelvie
    Britain's 'worst ever' child grooming scandal exposed: Hundreds of young girls raped, beaten, sold for sex and some even KILLEDAuthorities failed to keep details of abusers from Asian communities for fear of “racism” Up to 1,000 children could have suffered in Britain’s worst known abuse scandal - where sex gangs targeted girls as young as 11. The rape hell of vulnerable young girls in one town - Telford - went on for a shocking 40 years, the Sunday Mirror can reveal. As many as 1,000 children could have suffered at the merciless hands of perverts and torturers in Telford since...
  • Putin enemy found dead in London eight days after Skripal poisoning,

    03/14/2018 5:52:46 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 31 replies
    Telegraph ^ | Mar. 13, 2018
    Putin enemy found dead in London eight days after Skripal poisoning, as counter-terror police launch investigation ounter-terrorism police have opened an investigation into the “unexplained” death on British soil of an arch enemy of Vladimir Putin, just eight days after the nerve gas assassination attempt on a Russian double agent. Nikolai Glushkov, 68, the right-hand man of the deceased oligarch Boris Berezovsky, Mr Putin’s one-time fiercest rival, was found dead at his London home on Monday. A Russian media source said Glushkov, the former boss of the state airline Aeroflot, who said he feared he was on a Kremlin hit-list,...
  • A Month of Islam and Multiculturalism in Britain: February 2018

    03/12/2018 4:20:45 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 12/3/18 | Soerent Kern
    February 1. Foreign Office officials invited 1,800 female staff members to wear Islamic headscarves to mark World Hijab Day. The department gave away taxpayer-funded headscarves, claiming they symbolized "liberation, respect and security." Critics, citing the compulsory veiling of women in Islamic countries such as Iran and Saudi Arabia, said the garment is a symbol of male oppression. Tory MP Andrew Bridgen said, "I'd like to know whose bright idea this was. It is ridiculous, a complete waste of taxpayers' money and not the business of a government department. I can't see the Foreign Office promoting Christianity or the handing out...
  • Canadian YouTuber and Activist Lauren Southern Denied Entry and Detained in the UK

    03/11/2018 10:19:19 PM PDT · by vladimir998 · 53 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3.11.18 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    Canadian YouTuber and right-wing activist Lauren Southern has been detained in the United Kingdom and has had her phone and passport taken from her.
  • 2 Free Speech Activists Released-72Hr Detention By British Authorities for “Incorrect Thoughts"

    03/11/2018 5:16:34 PM PDT · by Kalamata · 40 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | March 11, 2018 | Sundance
    "Being stopped from being allowed to interview Tommy Robinson, a person who has not committed any crime and is in all other aspects a free citizen, is bad enough; however, what is exponentially worse is that U.K. authorities forcibly separated Mr. Sellner and Ms. Pettibone and imprisoned them – while admitting their incarceration was entirely because they were going to speak to someone. Think about that."
  • British police identify over 200 witnesses in nerve agent attack

    03/11/2018 5:56:50 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 17 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 3/10/2018
    British police have identified more than 200 witnesses and are looking at more than 240 pieces of evidence in their investigation into a nerve agent attack on a Russian ex-spy and his daughter, UK interior minister Amber Rudd said on Saturday. Ms Rudd told reporters after chairing a meeting of the government’s Cobra security committee that more than 250 counter-terrorism police were involved in the investigation, which was proceeding with “speed and professionalism”. Former double agent Sergei Skripal (66) and his daughter Yulia (33) have been in hospital in a critical condition since Sunday, when they were found unconscious on...
  • Russian state TV warns 'traitors' of the dangers of living in Britain

    03/11/2018 11:23:56 AM PDT · by BBell · 11 replies
    A presenter on Russian state television has issued an apparent threat to "traitors" living in Britain. Kirill Kleymenov warned of the dangers of spying on Russia and advised those who betrayed their country: "Don't choose Britain as a place to live." The comments, made on Channel One's Vremya news programme on Wednesday evening, came amid speculation over who was behind the attempted murder of a double agent on British soil. "I don't wish death on anyone, but, purely for educational purposes, I have a warning for anyone who dreams of such a career," he reportedly said. "The profession of a...
  • UK police charge three men over shop blast that killed five in Leicester

    03/03/2018 8:49:44 PM PST · by blueplum · 54 replies
    Reuters ^ | 03 March 2018 | Kate Holton;Andrew Bolton
    British police investigating a shop blast a week ago which killed five people in the central English city of Leicester, said on Saturday they had charged three men with manslaughter and arson with intent to endanger life. The five died when a blast ripped through a Polish convenience store and a home last Sunday, turning the building into rubble. Police said in a statement they had charged three men over the case: Aram Kurd, 33, from Leicester, Hawkar Hassan, 32, from Coventry and Arkan Ali, 37, from Oldham.
  • Dad Branded Paedophile by Travelodge Staff for Staying in Hotel With Daughter

    02/19/2018 4:51:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 57 replies
    Metro (U.K.) ^ | Zoe Drewett | 18 Feb 2018
    A father was accused of being a paedophile by Travelodge staff after he booked a room with his teenage daughter when they went to visit his mother in hospital. Karl Pollard, 46, was horrified when police raided his room after the hotel reported him for suspected grooming. He was staying in the Travelodge in Macclesfield, Cheshire, with his 14-year-old daughter Stephanie to see his mother, who suffers from cancer. They had traveled four hours on the train from their home in south Wales to make the visit. Mr Pollard told the Daily Star: ‘I couldn’t believe it. It was an...
  • The Not-So-Precious Truth About the ‘Precious’ NHS (Britain Can't Admit Healthcare System Failure)

    02/16/2018 8:27:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/16/2018 | Bruce Bawer
    When British Prime Minister Theresa May gave her traditional New Year's speech on December 31, one line -- actually, just one word -- jumped out at me. May spoke of the importance of “taking a balanced approach to government spending, so we get our debt falling but can also invest in the things that matter -- our schools, our police and our precious NHS.” Yes, “precious.” She actually described the National Health Service as precious! Now, one might easily forgive her for describing, say, Britain's finest doctors and nurses as -- oh, I don't know -- how about “treasured”? Or...
  • UK: Huge rise in knifepoint rapes and fatal stabbings while police focus on “hate crime”

    02/10/2018 1:03:14 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 12 replies ^ | 02/10/2018 | Chtistinr Douglas-Williams
    Crime figures released this week revealed that fatal stabbings in England and Wales are at the highest level since 2010-2011, while rapes at knifepoint rose by 23 per cent in the past year. Overall, 215 people died in fatal attacks using a knife or other sharp instrument last year, which marked the highest number since the year to 2011, in which 236 people were killed...
  • George Soros, the man who 'broke the Bank of England'

    02/07/2018 10:54:17 PM PST · by qaz123 · 9 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 07Feb18 | Nick Timothy, et al
    George Soros, the billionaire known as the man who broke the Bank of England, is backing a campaign to overturn Brexit, the Telegraph can disclose. The investor is one of three senior figures linked to the Remain-supporting campaign group Best for Britain who plan to launch a nationwide advertising campaign this month, which they hope will lead to a second referendum to keep Britain in the EU.
  • Theresa May Hails 'First Step' to Trade Deal After Xi Jinping Talks

    02/01/2018 12:36:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    BBC ^ | 2/1
    Theresa May has agreed a joint trade and investment review with China as the first step towards an "ambitious" post-Brexit deal, Downing Street said. The prime minister said "we will be free to strike our own trade deals" after leaving the EU, following talks with China's President Xi Jinping. Mr Xi said China's markets would be further opened to the UK, including in beef, dairy and other food products. Mrs May said £9bn in business deals would be signed on her three-day trip. There was no specific discussion of a particular model for a trade deal between the two countries...
  • Stephen Hawking to Take Hunt to Court Over NHS

    01/30/2018 11:41:07 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    BBC ^ | 30 January 2018
    A group of campaigners, including Prof Stephen Hawking, has been given permission to challenge a government health policy in the High Court. They will pursue a judicial review against Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt and NHS England over plans to create accountable care organisations (ACOs). These are to act as partnership bodies incorporating hospitals, community services and councils. Campaigners say it risks privatisation, but this is denied by ministers. 'Radical changes' NHS England wants hospitals and other trusts to work closely with GPs and social care services to look after more patients in their communities rather than in hospital. In some...
  • EU Demands Britain Submit to EU Laws, Policies During Transition Period

    01/29/2018 8:51:36 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01-29-2018 | Michael van der Galien
    European ministers meeting in Brussels on Monday have rubber-stamped the EU-27's negotiating position for the Brexit period. The instructions for Michel Barnier, the block's chief negotiator with Britain, set a deadline for December 31, 2020, for the end of the transition, but with the caveat that this period can last longer if necessary. That's highly problematic because the EU demands that Britain accepts all EU laws and the supremacy of the European Court of Justice during this transition. Britain must even abide by the EU's trade policy. This means that while Britain can negotiate trade deals with other countries during...
  • North Korea nuke EVACUATION plan for BRITS as Kim capable of hitting UK ‘within 6 months'

    01/23/2018 12:26:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 23rd January 2018 | Douglas Patient
    NORTH Korea will have missiles capable of reaching and striking Britain “within six months” as the UK draws up evacuation plans, it has been revealed. Hermit kingdom dictator Kim Jong-un’s regime in recent months has conducted several increasingly sophisticated nuclear tests as it expanded its missile programme. And Britain now fears it is a matter of months before North Korea will have the capability of hitting the UK. It has even drawn up evacuation plans which are “under constant review”. This comes as it was revealed North Korea are mere months away from developing nuclear weapons. Defence minister Earl Howe...
  • British Gun Turn-In: Heavy on Air Guns, Low on Ammunition

    01/16/2018 5:32:43 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 January, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Some nice antiques on the table Image from  England promoted a national firearms amnesty/turn-in during 2017. In Bristol, 313 "guns" were turned in, along with a whopping 120 rounds of ammunition! That is one round of ammo for every 2.6 "guns". I put "guns" in quotes, because only 186 of the 313 items were actual firearms. Most of those had no ammunition for them.  Here is the breakdown. From A breakdown of the guns handed in... Flare 3Shotgun 80Rifle 25Air weapon 96BB gun 14Pistol/Revolver 81Starter pistol 11Slaughtering gun 2Stun gun 1 More than 35% of the guns...
  • Police arrest more than 3,400 people for ‘offensive’ online comments 2017 (free speech dead in UK)

    01/14/2018 12:39:07 PM PST · by Cubs Fan · 80 replies
    Police have arrested more than 3,400 people for ‘offensive’ online comments in one year an investigation by The Times has revealed. Figures obtained through the Freedom of Information Act has revealed that political police chiefs have been spending taxpayers’ money on arresting internet trolls under section 127 of the Communications Act 2003, which makes it illegal to intentionally “cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety to another” introduced in 2016. Given that thirteen police forces have refused to submit the figures of their arrests of internet commentators, the total number of politically motivated harassment and arrest by police is certain to...