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  • Mother, 38, is arrested and locked in a cell for seven HOURS after calling a transgender (t)

    02/10/2019 4:28:28 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 93 replies
    Full title: Mother, 38, is arrested in front of her children and locked in a cell for seven HOURS after calling a transgender woman a man on Twitter A mother was arrested in front of her children and locked up for seven hours after referring to a transgender woman as a man online. Three officers detained Kate Scottow at her home before quizzing her at a police station about an argument with an activist on Twitter over so-called 'deadnaming'. The 38-year-old, from Hitchin, Hertfordshire, had her photograph, DNA and fingerprints taken and remains under investigation. More than two months after...
  • Gun crime highest for a decade for four police forces

    02/07/2019 5:16:31 PM PST · by rktman · 5 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 2/7/2019 | unk
    West Yorkshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Cheshire police handled more incidents than in any year since 2007-08. Overall gun crime in England and Wales is lower than 10 years ago, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said. More than one in five victims of firearms offences, excluding air weapons, was aged under 20. Police believe that firearms crimes in some areas are linked to "county lines", where gangs move drug-dealing operations outside big cities to smaller towns. The figures, released on Thursday, come alongside statistics showing fatal stabbings at their highest level since records began in 1946.
  • Canadian Officials Working To Offer Asylum To Pakistani Christian Tried For Blasphemy

    02/06/2019 6:22:12 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 21 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 01/29/2019 | Amardeep Bassey
    Pakistan’s top court rejected a challenge to the acquittal of the mother-of-five on blasphemy charges, after she was accused of insulting the Prophet Muhammad. Days after her release, Bibi’s husband Ashiq Masih made an impassioned video plea to British Prime Minister Theresa May asking for asylum in the UK. But her appeal for sanctuary was denied by the UK’s home office because of fears British embassies and diplomatic staff would be targeted by Islamic extremists. Several countries have reportedly offered Bibi asylum, including Italy and Australia. Canada’s Global Affairs department said that Bibi’s case is a “priority” for the Canadian...
  • Knife Crime is Out of Control in Sadiq Khan’s London.

    02/06/2019 6:13:45 AM PST · by george76 · 48 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | Feb 6, 2019 | Jose Nino
    London continues its downward spiral under London Mayor Saddiq Khan’s leadership. Or lack thereof. According to figures from the London Metropolitan Police, 49 percent of knife crime is committed by teenagers. Even more revealing were numbers that indicated that three quarters of knife crime perpetrators were minorities. This is part of a larger trend of failed government policies that are beginning to produce toxic social outcomes throughout the UK. For a start, it doesn’t help that the UK has an expansive welfare state that is not very conducive to immigrant assimilation. One needn’t look further at the case of Sweden...
  • Muslim school will not allow girls to eat lunch until after boys have finished, Ofsted chief says

    01/30/2019 2:07:28 PM PST · by george76 · 34 replies
    Telegraph Media ^ | 30 JANUARY 2019 | Camilla Turner
    UK - A Muslim school will not allow girls to eat lunch until after boys have finished, an Ofsted chief has told MPs. Al-Hijrah school in Birmingham is still segregating boys and girls despite a Court of Appeal ruling in 2017 that found it was unlawful, according to Luke Tryl, director of corporate strategy at Ofsted. ... We perhaps don’t always feel we get the support we need from the rest of Government in pushing that forward.” He said that Al-Hijrah school was enforcing a “very strict gender segregation” which included “denying the girls to have their lunch until the...
  • Britain’s First Multi-Generational Transgender Family Reveal 5-Year-Old “Transitioning”

    01/19/2019 5:00:11 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    Activist Mommy ^ | January 16, 2019 | Activist Mommy
    The 5-year-old stepson of a British woman who lives as a man, with the child’s mother, is now “transitioning” to a girl, the couple has revealed. They also complain that they’ve suffered “insults” at the hands of people online and their neighbors, and they’ve also been reported to social services. What, exactly, these insults are was not specified in an article covering the couple on Heart. They’re adamant, however, that they’re not responsible for the child’s gender confusion and that the “transition” is what’s best:
  • A Mysterious Cluster of Neatly Decapitated Skeletons Have Been Unearthed in England

    01/19/2019 3:07:07 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 66 replies
    Science Alert ^ | January 8, 2019 | Michelle Starr
    An archaeological dig in Suffolk, England has yielded up a Roman-era cemetery treasure: 52 beautifully preserved skeletons dating back to the 4th century. And of those skeletons, many had been decapitated, their disembodied heads placed neatly at their sides or feet for burial, or buried without bodies altogether. Only 17 skeletons had been buried normally... It's known that Great Whelnetham was a Roman settlement, starting around the mid- to late- first century CE, and occupied for nearly 2,000 years; but, because the ground is fine sand, it was expected that any skeletons would have long disintegrated. So when the team...
  • 'Utterly USELESS!' Nigel Farage argues Theresa May should RESIGN after crushing defeat

    01/15/2019 6:42:27 PM PST · by RightGeek · 31 replies
    Express (UK) ^ | 1/15/2019 | Katie Weston
    ... Nigel Farage launched a scathing attack on Theresa May following her crushing defeat in Parliament, arguing she should now resign. After being asked whether the Prime Minister should step down, Mr Farage replied: “Of course she should.” The former Ukip leader told Channel 4 News: “If we’d gone for Brexit, if we had a Prime Minister that believed in Brexit, it would have been done and dusted by now. The problem is we have somebody who didn’t believe in it, and we saw tonight after she lost by that massive margin of 230.” News presenter Jon Snow asked: “So...
  • How Kate waited until Meghan left Sandringham to go shooting with her own 20-bore shotgun [tr]

    12/31/2018 6:56:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 69 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 31, 2018 | Rebecca English
    The Duchess of Cambridge went out shooting the day after her animal-loving sister-in-law left Sandringham. Kate, 36, has become a keen markswoman – and has even invested in her own shotgun, sources say. But she waited until after Meghan's departure on Boxing Day to join her husband, Prince William, and other family members to blast pheasants, partridges and ducks on the Queen's 20,000-acre Norfolk estate on Thursday. Last week the Mail told how Prince Harry had joined his family for their traditional post-Christmas shoot, despite claims he was banned by his new wife, who is expecting their first child in...
  • Trump’s decision to pull forces out of Syria has upsides

    12/28/2018 4:51:54 AM PST · by SJackson · 15 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | December 21, 2018 | Caroline Glick
    On its face, Trump’s announcement that he is pulling US forces out of Syria seems like an unfriendly act toward Israel. But it isn’t. On its face, President Donald Trump’s announcement that he is pulling US forces out of Syria seems like an unfriendly act towards Israel. But it isn’t. Trump’s decision to pull US forces out of Syria is of a piece with outgoing US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley’s address on Tuesday to the UN Security Council regarding the Palestinian conflict with Israel. Both statements reflect the depths of the administration’s friendship and support for the State...
  • British yellow vest movement picks up steam and spreads North

    12/20/2018 4:29:45 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 17 replies
    After recent events in London over the past week The British Yellow Vest Movement has spread to the north of England. Patriots in Manchester reacted over the weekend, coming together and setting up a Facebook page, later embarking on the BBC, Media City in Salford Quays sending the security guards into a frenzy claiming they were not allowed to be on public property outside of the Beeb’s premises. In just a matter of hours the group had swelled to significant numbers with messages of support being received from America, Canada, Australia and The Netherlands.
  • The myth of the Brexit cliff edge

    12/15/2018 5:11:23 PM PST · by House Atreides · 11 replies
    The Spectator ^ | December 14, 2018 | Matthew Lynn
    The ports will be clogged up with lorries. The shelves at Tesco will be empty. Doctors will be rationing antibiotics, and the army will be called out to deliver food. As we approach the deadline for our departure from the European Union, as the Prime Minister returns empty handed yet again from yet another catastrophic round of negotiations in Brussels, and as the cliff-edge gets closer and closer, the conventional wisdom is that the pressure on Britain to agree to something – anything! – becomes more and more intense. And yet, as so often in the through-the-looking glass world of...
  • May survives confidence vote

    12/12/2018 1:05:42 PM PST · by Simon Green · 57 replies
    Sky News ^ | 12/12/18
    Theresa May keeps her leadership as she survives vote of confidence. Total number of yes and no votes Yes votes: 200 No votes: 117 Majority: 83
  • LIVE: Theresa May to face no confidence vote in leadership

    12/11/2018 11:42:46 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 80 replies
    Sky News ^ | December 12, 2018
    01:36 BREAKING: Threshold for a no confidence vote in Theresa May has been reached.
  • Theresa May's government found in contempt of Parliament

    12/04/2018 11:40:03 AM PST · by george76 · 47 replies
    Axios ^ | 12/4/2018
    British Prime Minister Theresa May's government has been found in contempt of Parliament for the first time in history in a 311-293 vote in the House of Commons after a refusal to publish its full legal analysis on Brexit. Andrea Leadsom, leader of the Commons, announced immediately after the vote that the government would publish the complete document.
  • Harry Leslie Smith: War veteran has died

    11/28/2018 8:02:26 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | November 28, 2018 | BBC News
    A World War Two veteran who grew up in poverty and described himself as the "world's oldest rebel" has died. The son of RAF veteran and author Harry Leslie Smith tweeted to say his father had died while visiting him in Canada. The son of a miner, Mr Smith lived through the Great Depression and joined the RAF in 1941, serving in World War Two.
  • Dad who defended his home by knocking out drunk who urinated on his fence will NOT be prosecuted

    11/23/2018 4:15:00 PM PST · by cba123 · 10 replies
    The Sun ^ | 21st November 2018 | Holly Christodoulou
    A DAD who knocked out a drunk who urinated on his fence and tried to goad him into a fight will not be prosecuted in a victory for common sense. The man, who hasn't been named, was filmed punching the topless intruder to the ground as he tries to defend his home. Please see the full article (including a good film clip of the altercation) at the link.
  • Tony Blair claims Eurocrats gloated to him about defeating Britain during Brexit talks

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

    11/22/2018 5:19:43 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 25 replies
    Members of the Royal Family support The Queen in her many State and national duties, as well as carrying out important work in the areas of public and charitable service, and helping to strengthen national unity and stability. Every year the Royal Family as a whole carries out over 2,000 official engagements throughout the UK and worldwide. 2,000: the number of official engagements carried out by the Royal Family each year in the UK and overseas. 70,000: the number of people entertained each year to dinners, lunches, receptions and garden parties at the Royal residences. 100,000: the number of letters...
  • Amazon Workers In The UK Are Planning to Protest on Black Friday. Here's Why.

    11/22/2018 4:19:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 22, 2018 | Beth Bauman
    Amazon employees at five the United Kingdom's largest warehouses are planning to stage rallies and protests on Black Friday to bring attention to their "inhumane conditions," Buzzfeed News reported. The protests are being staged by GMB Union who help negotiate on behalf of Amazon employees, although they aren't officially recognized. Other unions throughout Europe are coordinating similar protests in collaboration with GMB. Workers in Spain, Italy, Poland and Germany are planning to walk off the job on Friday when the internet giant is scheduled to have Black Friday deals. The main distribution centers who are protesting are in Rugeley, Milton...