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  • UK should cancel Donald Trump visit, says Jeremy Corbyn

    06/22/2018 11:30:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | June 22, 2018 | Jessica Elgot, Political correspondent
    Theresa May has “ample reasons” to cancel Donald Trump’s visit to the UK next month, Jeremy Corbyn has said. The Labour leader said the escalating trade dispute between US and the EU, as well as the US treatment of child migrant detainees separated from their parents, were reasons enough to rescind the invitation to the US president. His comments came as Trump threatened to impose tariffs on European cars after Brussels confirmed it would introduce retaliatory levies on American products including bourbon whiskey, Levi’s jeans and Harley-Davidson motorbikes as a response to the US steel and aluminium tariffs. “Donald Trump...
  • President Trump to meet Queen Elizabeth next month

    06/22/2018 6:01:17 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 23 replies
    Sky News ^ | 22 June 2018
    Donald Trump will meet the Queen when he visits Britain next month, the US ambassador to the UK has told Sky News. The president is due in Britain for a working visit on Friday 13 July - his first to the country since being elected in 2016. It is not a state visit with all the pomp and ceremony that comes with that, so the pair would not necessarily need to meet. But ambassador Robert Wood Johnson said that while plans have not yet been finalised, they will involve the president meeting Her Majesty. "Meeting Her Majesty is the most...
  • Bill Speakman, first soldier to receive a Victoria Cross from Queen, dies aged 90

    06/22/2018 4:45:06 AM PDT · by GreenLanternCorps · 21 replies
    Sky News ^ | 22 June 2018 | not named
    The first soldier to receive a Victoria Cross from the newly crowned Queen in 1952, has died at the age of 90. Bill Speakman was awarded the VC - Britain's highest military honour - for his bravery in leading a military action during the Korea War.
  • Canada, EU and Germany Signal Compliance With President Trump Trade Demands…

    06/21/2018 6:08:57 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 41 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 06/21/2018 | Sundance
    This win needs to be sipped slowly for maximum enjoyment. First, we would draw your attention to May 23rd, when President Trump announced an instruction to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to begin a Section 301 review of the auto industry a week prior to the implementation of the Steel and Aluminum tariffs. At the time when all media were discussing other ‘matters’ CTH pointed out the strategy that was visible in the Auto-Sector. China, the EU (specifically Germany), and Canada were the strategic trade targets in the approach. About a week later, Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland snarkily announced her...
  • Far right reorganising for Tommy Robinson protests, say activists

    06/20/2018 4:20:22 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 38 replies
    Guardian ^ | 20/6/18
    The far right in the UK is mobilising itself around protests over the imprisonment of the former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson, a group of MPs, union leaders and political activists have said. In a letter to the Guardian, they say a violent 15,000-strong far-right protest in support of Robinson in central London on 9 June raised concerns for those who value diversity. “The racist right are using Robinson to reorganise,” the letter says. It says Nazi salutes and Islamophobia were central features of the protest. At one point demonstrators chased police through the streets of Whitehall. “This is...
  • British ISIS supporter plotted to 'take May's head off'

    06/20/2018 12:50:17 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/6/18 | Ben Ariel
    An Islamic State (ISIS) fanatic who plotted to kill British Prime Minister Theresa May in a suicide attack planned to “take her head off”, a court heard Tuesday, according to the Press Association. Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman, 20, allegedly wanted to make “big news” by storming 10 Downing Street with explosives and a knife as May talked to the press outside. He was encouraged by an uncle who joined ISIS in Syria and was killed in a drone strike, the Old Bailey heard. Rahman’s intentions were foiled after he revealed his plans to MI5 agents, posing as ISIS operatives in Telegram...
  • Death threats 'become routine' in toxic Brexit debate

    06/19/2018 11:14:30 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 16 replies
    channelnewsasia.com ^ | June 20, 2018 | AFP/ng
    LONDON: As a crucial Brexit battle comes to a head in the British parliament on Wednesday (Jun 20), MPs are weighing not just their own views but also their personal safety amid increasingly toxic public debate. Pro-EU lawmakers challenging the government's Brexit strategy have received repeated death threats, and at least one MP recently decided not to rebel on a bill for fear of reprisals. One member of Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party is under such threat that they had to be accompanied by six armed undercover police officers at a public engagement, according to colleague Anna Soubry. A...
  • Southgate tube station explosion – Several people injured after blast as cops probe ‘suspicious(T)

    06/19/2018 2:27:12 PM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    thesun.co.uk ^ | 6/19/2018 | Jacob Dirnhuber and John Lucas
    COPS have evacuated a tube station in North London after terrified commuters reported an explosion at the height of evening rush-hour. Locals were told to stay inside after emergency services and sniffer dogs swarmed Southgate Tube Station shortly before 8pm. One witness told The Sun how she heard a "massive bang" as she left the station. She said: "It was a really loud noise. I was on the top of the escalator and there was this massive bang.
  • Royal family's first same-sex wedding announced with queen's cousin to marry partner this summer

    06/18/2018 10:54:01 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 46 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | June 18, 2018 | DANIELLE GARRAND
    The royal family held a historic wedding this spring with the nuptials of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle, but there's about to be one more "first" before wedding season is over. Queen Elizabeth II's cousin, Lord Ivar Mountbatten, announced that he will marry his partner James Coyle this summer in the royal family's first gay marriage, reported the Daily Mail. Lord Mountbatten made history in 2016 when he announced he was gay, becoming the first member of the royal family to do so. Shortly after, he revealed his relationship with now-fiance Coyle.
  • British royal family to hold its first homosexual ‘wedding’

    06/18/2018 12:12:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 06/18/2018 | Calvin Freiburger
    DEVON, England, June 18, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) -- Another royal wedding is about to dominate the media, albeit for a very different reason than Prince Harry and Meagan Markle’s recent nuptials. Lord Ivar Mountbatten, third cousin once removed to Queen Elizabeth, has announced he will be “marrying” James Coyle, marking the first same-sex “wedding” in the extended British royal family. Ivar came out as homosexual in 2016, several years after divorcing his wife Penny Mountbatten. The couple had three daughters, who are currently 15, 20, and 22 years old. But despite their divorce, Penny told the UK Daily Mail she’s so...
  • Meghan Markle's father: Prince Harry told me to give Trump a chance

    06/18/2018 9:15:08 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/18/18 | Judy Kurtz and Luis Sanchez
    Meghan Markle's father said Monday that his new son-in-law Prince Harry told him not to immediately write off President Trump. "I was complaining I didn’t like Donald Trump. He (Prince Harry) said, 'Give Donald Trump a chance,'” Thomas Markle told ITV’s "Good Morning Britain." "I sort of disagreed with that," added Markle, whose daughter, American actress Meghan Markle, tied the knot with the sixth in line to the British throne last month. "But I still like Harry." “That was his politics. I have my politics,” Markle, 73, told the British morning show. “We had conversations about it.” Asked if he...
  • Thomas Markle says Prince Harry told him 'Give Trump a chance.’

    06/18/2018 5:54:08 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 26 replies
    The Guardian ^ | June 2018 | Matthew Weaver
    Asked what Harry thought about Brexit, Markle said: “He said he was open to it. He didn’t know one way or another, he was just saying he had to be open to it, and see how it went. That’s pretty much what’s his attitude....” He added: “It was just a loose conversation about something we have to try. There was no real commitment to it … I think he was open to the experiment.” “I’ve always have a bad attitude about Donald Trump and that’s never going to change,” Markle said. “My God, I’ve got to apologise to the rest...
  • The EU's Magical Thinking on The Israeli-Arab Conflict: How Much Failure is Enough?

    05/18/2018 8:02:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 05/18/2018 | Bruce Thornton
    Bruce Thornton is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. In Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 1, when the Welsh magus Glendower boasts, “I can call spirits from the vasty deep,” the sceptic Hotspur retorts, “Why, so can I, or so can any man; But will they come when you do call for them?” For seven decades the West’s foreign policy establishment has been trying to call Middle East peace from depths of endless summits and conferences and agreements with ritualistic chants of “land for peace” and “two-state solution.” But all they’ve managed to produce is war, terrorism,...
  • London: Woman shouts 'I want to kill all you Jews'

    06/17/2018 3:11:12 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 50 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/6/18 | Ben Ariel
    A female suspect was arrested on Sunday after she ran after children with a knife while shouting “I want to kill all you Jews” in the Haringey area of London. The suspect was arrested ...
  • 'Thank God our girls weren’t in the car': The West Wing star Tesla Model S burst into flames(trunc)

    06/17/2018 2:28:33 PM PDT · by RedMonqey · 63 replies
    DAILYMAIL.COM ^ | 16 June 2018 | KEITH GRIFFITH
    Actress Mary McCormack has said that her husband's Tesla Model S caught fire while he was driving in the Los Angeles area. 'This is what happened to my husband and his car today,' McCormack wrote on Twitter Friday, posting a shocking video of a Model S spewing flames from the front driver's side front wheel well. 'No accident, out of the blue, in traffic on Santa Monica Blvd. Thank you to the kind couple who flagged him down and told him to pull over. And thank god my three little girls weren’t in the car with him,' continued McCormack, best...
  • British Muslim ISIS 'master bomb maker' triggers laptop alert on flights: Report

    06/17/2018 11:43:29 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 3 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Sunday, June 17, 2018 | Press Trust of India
    A British Muslim of Pakistani origin, known as a "master bomb maker" for the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist group, triggered the US laptop ban on flights last year, a former MI6 spy has revealed in a new autobiography. According to 'The Sunday Times', Aimen Dean a former al Qaeda explosives expert recruited by MI6 to infiltrate UK Islamist extremist circles writes in 'Nine Lives' that he first met 41-year-old Hamayun Tariq from the West Midlands region of England as an undercover agent in 2004. Tariq, who used the alias 'Abu Muslim', evaded the UK authorities twice to travel abroad where...
  • Extreme body modification: Amputees risk death by cutting off own limbs (Sex "reassignment" too)

    06/17/2018 8:35:47 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 43 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 16th June 2018 | Tom Fish
    Forget extreme plastic surgery, tattoos and piercings - a minority are taking body modification to the next level - by voluntarily cutting off their own limbs. A body modifier has exclusively revealed how his "extra" limbs feel alien, and has resorted to the drastic measure of self-mutilation - because he actually want to be disabled. Dr. Michael First, a professor of psychiatry at Columbia University, has led investigations into this bizarre and extremely rare psychiatric condition which he is calling body integrity identity disorder (BIID). Also known as amputee identity disorder, it gives people a fierce desire to rid themselves...
  • The £6 billion Royal Navy fleet that hardly ever went to sea... (Warships can't sail in the heat)

    06/17/2018 1:05:50 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 103 replies
    THE DAILY MAIL ^ | June 16, 2018 | LARISA BROWN
    Britain's six Type 45 destroyers, described as the backbone of the Royal Navy, spent 80 per cent of last year in dock. The ships, costing £1billion each, need a multi-million pound refit after repeatedly breaking down in the Persian Gulf. But the work is not due to start until 2020. Two of the cutting-edge warships, HMS Dauntless and HMS Defender, did not go to sea at all during 2017 – which had been hailed by officials and ministers as 'the year of the Navy'. All six warships, which entered service from 2008, were made with an engine system which cuts...
  • Erdogan Bans Uber: 'That Business Is Finished'

    06/16/2018 1:33:43 PM PDT · by Rome2000 · 57 replies
    PJ Media ^ | JUNE 11, 2018 | PHIL BAKER
    Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the president of Turkey, announced that he’s expelling Uber from Turkey, a result of pressure from Istanbul's taxi industry. Istanbul taxi drivers, numbering more than 17,000, claimed Uber was providing an illegal service and that it needs to be banned. Ever since Uber began its service in Turkey in 2014, it's caused dissension among the country's taxi drivers, not unlike what's happening elsewhere. In a speech on Friday, Erdogan said, “This thing called Uber emerged. That business is finished. That does not exist anymore. We have our taxi system.... Where does this come from? It is used...
  • Law to ban 'upskirting' photos blocked by 1 lawmaker in UK

    06/15/2018 9:02:56 PM PDT · by wmileo · 24 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | June 15, 2018 | Associated Press
    A law that would make it a criminal offense in the U.K. to take "upskirting" photos was blocked Friday in Parliament despite receiving backing from the British government. The initiative was stopped by a single Conservative Party legislator who objected when the bill was put forward in the House of Commons. Some lawmakers who supported the measure shouted "shame" after Christopher Chope singlehandedly thwarted the proposal simply by shouting "Object!" Parliamentary rules make it hard for bills introduced by backbench lawmakers, rather than the government, to make progress. They can be halted by an objection from one lawmaker. Upskirting involves...