A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


UKIP leader´s fury after member is
banned by Barnardo´s from
caring for children

Daily Mail [UK], by Brendan Carlin*

Original Article

Posted By:Attercliffe, 11/25/2012 6:28:47 AM

A row over two UKIP members having their foster children removed took a new twist last night when another woman claimed she had been barred from looking after children because she was a party candidate. Nigel Farage, UKIP leader, condemned ‘another appalling case of discrimination’ after former district nurse Anne Murgatroyd said she had been prevented from volunteering as a mentor for young adults by leading children’s charity Barnardo’s. Ms Murgatroyd, a mother of three, claims she told the charity of her political affiliation and was told it would ‘not be appropriate’ for her to

Comments:
*with Jo Macfarlane and Ross Slater

Ah, yes--Barnardo´s. Formed around the mid-1800s to solve the problem of needy children and responsible, in 1876, for shipping my grandfather´s two uncles (ages 8 and 11) from London to Ontario, Canada to work for a farming family. There are many horror stories about this program--look up "Canada´s Home Children." That practice ceased 80 or so years ago but I see Barnardo´s retains its "we know better than you" attitude.

And would we be surprised to see Social Services banning fostering on similar grounds here?

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: Keekng, 11/25/2012 6:59:04 AM     (No. 9032749)

So, I wonder, would a person be banned for practicing Sharia llaw..........

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    5 persons like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: altoona, 11/25/2012 7:20:17 AM     (No. 9032759)

But of course, #1, the Barnardo´s spokesman says they are looking for foster parents of all backgrounds (except UKIP supporters). Would they remove a child from a Sharia practicing home for any reason? No, not likely, as that would be "discriminatory."

Long live Nigel Farage.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


   

 

R-G1
  
R-VAR_AD


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: maggie2u, 11/25/2012 10:23:28 AM     (No. 9032952)

How long before children of conservatives will be removed?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    6 persons like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 713237




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "Attercliffe"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "Attercliffe"



Stop the bluster. We should hit
Putin in the wallet - it´s the most
sensitive part of his anatomy
Mail on Sunday [UK], by Dominic Lawson    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 3/3/2014 12:14:52 PM     Post Reply
The Russian bear--exemplified by President Vladimir Putin--is wounded. As we know, animals are then at their most dangerous. In the diplomatic arena, there are many ways to deal with such a situation, but the least recommendable is bluster. That, unfortunately, is the one employed by the West’s notional leader, Barack Obama. [Snip] Not surprisingly, Putin disregarded this amorphous threat. Last year, Commander-in-Chief Obama had declared that if Russia’s ally President Assad of Syria used chemical weapons against his own citizens, it would cross a ‘red line’; and then demonstrated he had no desire to enforce it, by passing the buck

Pipeline protesters arrested at White House
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 3/3/2014 12:07:09 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON—Police arrested hundreds of people who strapped themselves to the White House fence on Sunday to protest the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline. The protesters were mostly college students who participated in a peaceful march that began at Georgetown University and ended outside the White House. They chanted "climate justice now" and carried signs with slogans such as "don´t tarnish the earth" in an effort to persuade President Barack Obama to reject the pipeline. They say it will worsen global warming. Protesters were passionate but quite orderly. Police were waiting for them with buses and vans to speed the process.

US urges Israel to stop assassinating
Iranian nuclear scientists and focus
on the Palestine peace process
Mail on Sunday [UK], by Ryan Gorman & Associated Press Report    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 3/2/2014 11:57:31 PM     Post Reply
US officials have reportedly told Israel to stop killing off Iranian nuclear scientists. Israel Moussad spy agancy has supposedly taken out at least five top Iranian nuclear experts in an attempt to slow the country’s nuclear program and continues to do so despite recent agreements reached to end the country’s nuclear ambitions. [Snip] The Moussad operatives were able to get away with the killings as a result of an extensive network of safe houses within the Islamic state, ‘although several Iranians who may have helped the Mossad were arrested and executed,’ CBS claimed. An unidentified US official disclosed the program

   

 

  


 
´Weak´ Obama is blasted for his
´laughable´ response to Putin as
both parties say President is
letting Russia push him around
Mail on Sunday [UK], by Associated Press & Ryan Gorman    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 3/2/2014 12:52:30 PM     Post Reply
Senior US politicians from both parties criticized President Barack Obama´s threats to Russian President Vladimir Putin and called for immediate sanctions if troops are not immediately withdrawn from Ukraine [Snip] McCain was quick to criticize the president´s threats in an interview with the Daily Beast, calling them ´laughable´ and partly blaming former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for thinking she and Obama could ´reset´ relations with Russia back in 2009. ´She believed that somehow there would be a reset with a guy who was a KGB colonel who always had ambitions to restore the Russian empire,´ said McCain. ´That’s what

Mail on Sunday in line for a bumper
haul of British Press Awards:
Paper nominated for Newspaper of
the Year and Front Page of the Year
Mail on Sunday [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 3/2/2014 12:31:00 PM     Post Reply
Mail on Sunday journalists have received an impressive 15 nominations at this year’s Press Awards. The paper is shortlisted as Newspaper of the Year, while You magazine is vying for Supplement of the Year. Our biggest story of the year--exposing the sex and drugs shame of former Co-op Bank chairman and Methodist minister Paul Flowers--is nominated for both Scoop and Front Page of the Year. The news editors, reporters and photographers who brought in that story, along with a host of other amazing exclusives, have been nominated as News Team of the Year, while the Sports Team, under Fleet Street’s first

Health chief slams statins: Millions face
terrible side effects as prescription escalates
Daily Express [UK], by Lucy Johnston    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 3/1/2014 8:50:05 PM     Post Reply
Leading doctors are demanding an end to the widespread prescription of statins, warning that one in four Britons will soon be at risk of terrible side effects from the controversial heart drugs. Those sounding the alarm include Dr Kailash Chand, deputy chairman of the British Medical Association, who suffered “awful” muscle pains while taking statins and claims that plans to prescribe them to millions more adults will “only benefit drug companies”. [Snip] Under guidance to be published later this month by Government drug watchdog the National Institute for Care and Health Excellence (NICE), the threshold will be cut to a

Mother-of-two tries for 3 MONTHS
to enroll in health exchanges as
shocking waits of over an hour
continue to frustrate callers
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 3/1/2014 8:17:38 PM     Post Reply
For those trying to enroll through online health exchanges, help has long been advertised as just a phone call away. Yet the challenge in some states has been trying to get a call through at all, never mind the multiple transfers once contact has been made. Long wait times of an hour or more have been commonplace in some states, primarily those running their own health care exchanges. [Snip] ´If I had to use one word, I´d use ´´frustrating´´,´ said Jacki Manley, a stay-at-home mom in the western Maryland town of Keedysville, who has been trying since mid-December to enroll

´Military intervention would be the
beginning of war´, says Ukraine as
its armed forces are put on full
alert and Obama calls Kremlin*
Daily Mail [UK], by Kieran Corcoran    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 3/1/2014 7:40:43 PM     Post Reply
Ukraine has put its armed forces on full combat alert and warned Russia that military intervention would lead to war. The warning comes after Putin was granted permission from his parliament to send Russian troops into the country. [Snip] Ukraine´s new interim president Oleksander Turchynov warned his country was threatened with a ´military invasion and occupation´. Blasting the move, Mr Obama spent 90 minutes on the phone telling his Russian counter that sending forces into Crimea is a clear violation of Ukrainian sovereignty and warned of consequences. He added that the United States will suspend participation in

   

 

B-G1


 
The flying bum!
300ft-long ´airship´ unveiled in
Britain is the world´s longest aircraft
Daily Mail [UK], by Ellie Zolfagharifard    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 3/1/2014 11:59:39 AM     Post Reply
At 302ft, it is the world’s longest aircraft. That’s longer than the Airbus A380 airliner and almost as long as Big Ben is high. But that is not the HAV304’s main claim to fame. It is a hybrid aircraft – part plane and part airship. It is also almost 30ft (8m) longer than the airlift cargo aircraft Antonov An-225, which was until now the longest aircraft ever built. The giant aircraft is being displayed at Cardington in Bedfordshire in the only hangar big enough to accommodate the 113ft (34m) wide and 85ft (26m) high beast.

Three-week wait to see your doctor:
Millions of patients are denied a
prompt appointment to see their GP
Daily Mail [UK], by Sophie Borland    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 3/1/2014 11:30:49 AM     Post Reply
Millions of patients wait as long as three weeks to see their GP, a Daily Mail survey reveals today. Only one in three manages to secure a same-day appointment, despite Government promises to make such slots routinely available. One in five cannot get a consultation within seven days. The survey suggests that two million adults wait between two and three weeks to see a doctor and half a million suffer a delay of three or four weeks. Leading GPs say the figures reflect their struggle to meet the demands of a growing population with ever larger numbers of pensioners.

Ex-Gitmo Detainee Turned ´Human Rights
Activist´ Charged with Terror Offences
Breitbart London [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 3/1/2014 11:20:26 AM     Post Reply
Police have charged former Guantanamo Bay detainee and self-styled ´human rights´ activist Moazzam Begg with Syria-related terrorism offences. West Midlands police have accused the 45-year-old --who founded the CagePrisoners organisation following his stint in Guantanamo Bay--of providing terrorist training and funding overseas terrorism. He is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates Court in London today. [Snip] In 2010, the human rights campaigner Gita Saghal was suspended from Amnesty International for questioning the group´s links to Begg´s organisation. She subsequently resigned, stating:

Farage: ´Make Patriotism
Respectable Once Again´
Telegraph [UK], by James Delingpole    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 3/1/2014 11:11:17 AM     Post Reply
Britain is threatened by the "largest migratory wave in its history"--and its three main parties are doing nothing about it--warned UKIP leader Nigel Farage, as he put immigration at the heart of his party´s campaign strategy for the May European elections. In a characteristically rousing speech at the party´s Spring conference at the south Devon seaside resort Torbay, received with a standing ovation by the party faithful, Farage said: "It is not extremist to talk about immigration: it is the responsible and right thing to do." Since 2004, he noted, there has been a "doubling of youth unemployment," and a



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



Wounded Warrior Blasts Obama
for Lack of Leadership in
Fiercely Worded Open Letter

65 replie(s)
Independent Journal Review, by Kyle Becker    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 3/2/2014 5:40:32 AM     Post Reply
Senior Airman Ret. Brian Kolfage vented his feelings to President Obama in a strongly worded letter that doesn’t mince words: Dear President Obama, My name is Brian Kolfage, I’m a triple amputee and retired Air Force veteran who was severely wounded on September 11, 2004 in Iraq. I nearly died in a war that most of your colleagues supported overwhelmingly, including the two presidents who came before you. Many citizens may not agree with waging war in Iraq to free the oppressed Iraqi citizens, but it’s something that warriors like myself have no control over. I joined to serve my country and to

   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
What was that Obama-Putin conversation like?
58 replie(s)
Power Line, by Paul Mirengoff    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 3/1/2014 11:18:34 PM     Post Reply
As John noted below, President Obama spent an hour and a half on the telephone with Vladimir Putin discussing the Russian invasion of Ukraine. What was the conversation like? We can probably get a good sense of it by considering the account of President Bush’s conversations with Putin set forth by Peter Baker in his excellent book about the Bush presidency, Days of Fire. It’s well known that Bush and Putin got on well at first. But when the relationship soured, Bush became exasperated by his talks with the Russian bully. Putin seemed to delight in debating Bush. But according

President Obama’s foreign
policy is based on fantasy

52 replie(s)
Washington Post, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 3/2/2014 10:23:27 PM     Post Reply
FOR FIVE YEARS, President Obama has led a foreign policy based more on how he thinks the world should operate than on reality. It was a world in which “the tide of war is receding” and the United States could, without much risk, radically reduce the size of its armed forces. Other leaders, in this vision, would behave rationally and in the interest of their people and the world. Invasions, brute force, great-power games and shifting alliances — these were things of the past. Secretary of State John F. Kerry displayed this mindset on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday when he

Oscars full of grammar flubs
& mispronunciations

42 replie(s)
New York Post, by Kyle Smith    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/3/2014 5:54:23 AM     Post Reply
John Travolta didn’t have to memorize the names of all the Oscar nominees. He didn’t even have to memorize the names of all of the performers of the Best Original Song nominees since he was only introducing one of them. He didn’t even have to memorize Idina Menzel’s name. It was right there on the teleprompter. Yet here is how it came out: “Please welcome the ‘Wicked’-ly talented, one and only Adele Dazim.” Adele Dazim? Maybe it was an anagram. For flubbing 10 seconds of patter, Travolta won the Not Even Close award, though there was intense competition. The 86th Annual

Ukraine: John Kerry flies to Kiev as
Russia faces mounting global outcry

39 replie(s)
AgenceFrancePress, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 3/3/2014 7:30:46 AM     Post Reply
Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Kiev this week in a show of support for the embattled leadership, as Washington and its allies strongly criticised Moscow for violating Ukraine´s sovereignty. Mr Kerry led warnings from around the globe that Moscow risked being stripped of its coveted seat as one of the Group of Eight nations, and could face a damaging economic fallout for sending troops into Ukraine´s Crimean Peninsula.Mr Kerry denounced what he called a "brazen act of aggression", as he pointedly added a stop in Kiev to a planned trip to Rome and Paris this week.He will meet

What happened to Kim Novak´s
face? Vertigo actress, 81, shocks
audience during Oscars appearance

36 replie(s)
Daily Mail (UK), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/3/2014 12:22:33 PM     Post Reply
She lit up the silver screen during her heyday, but Kim Novak left the Oscars audience in shock as she took to the stage on Sunday. The 81-year-old actress joined Matthew McConaughey to present Best Animated Short Film and Best Animated Feature Film. But Novak, who is best known for her role in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1958 film Vertigo, got most of the attention due to the drastic plastic surgery she’s had in recent years. Scroll down for video -Her plumped up cheeks, stretched lips and high brows caused a stir on social media, which many making fun of the legendary

   

 



 
McCain: Obama ‘was smarter
than the rest of us’

34 replie(s)
Washington Post, by Aaron Blake    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/3/2014 12:12:08 PM     Post Reply
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), in a new interview with Time magazine, says that President Obama made a good impression on GOP senators when he sat down to dinner with them last year. Part of the reason? "Because he was smarter than the rest of us." Here´s McCain´s full quote, from Time: "I thought when he had a couple of dinners with Republican senators, we really had a good environment there. Because he is a very very articulate and attractive guy in a setting with eight or nine senators and him. Because he was smarter than the rest of us. ... But I

Exclusive: Lois Lerner does
about-face, will give Hill
testimony on IRS scandal

33 replie(s)
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/2/2014 10:34:34 AM     Post Reply
Published March 02, 2014 • FoxNews.comFacebook1 Twitter2 Gplus0 FILE: May 22, 2013: IRS official Lois Lerner is sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.AP Former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner, a central figure in the IRS scandal, will appear before Congress Wednesday after refusing to testify last year on the matter, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., said Sunday. Issa, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, told “Fox News Sunday” that Lerner’s lawyers said she will testify before his committee, after saying last week that she would not. “It’s going to be a good, fact-finding hearing,”

One more time: East Coast
braces for snow, sleet, misery

32 replie(s)
CNN, by Ralph Ellis    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 3/3/2014 6:34:57 AM     Post Reply
Will somebody please push the reset button on the winter of 2014? Yet another big storm is barreling down on the Mid-Atlantic states, bringing snow, sleet and disruption to winter-weary Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Philadelphia, not to mention frigid temperatures to the Midwest and Great Plains. The federal government has already decided to close offices Monday in Washington, which expects rain, ice and 8-12 inches of snow. Congress postponed Monday business until Tuesday. Public school systems from Dallas to Philadelphia canceled Monday classes. Washington city offices and Delaware state government offices will be closed Monday.

Ukraine calls up reserves, readies
for potential combat with Russia

29 replie(s)
Reuters, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: nota bene- 3/2/2014 6:20:55 AM     Post Reply
KIEV/BALACLAVA, Ukraine - Ukraine mobilized on Sunday for war and called up its reserves, after Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened to invade in the biggest confrontation between Moscow and the West since the Cold War. Ukraine´s security council ordered the general staff to immediately put all armed forces on highest alert, the council´s secretary Andriy Parubiy announced. The Defense Ministry was ordered to conduct the call-up, potentially of all men up to 40 in a country that still has universal male conscription.

Pipeline protesters arrested at White House
29 replie(s)
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 3/3/2014 12:07:09 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON—Police arrested hundreds of people who strapped themselves to the White House fence on Sunday to protest the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline. The protesters were mostly college students who participated in a peaceful march that began at Georgetown University and ended outside the White House. They chanted "climate justice now" and carried signs with slogans such as "don´t tarnish the earth" in an effort to persuade President Barack Obama to reject the pipeline. They say it will worsen global warming. Protesters were passionate but quite orderly. Police were waiting for them with buses and vans to speed the process.


Apple´s Tim Cook: Business
isn’t just about making a profit

29 replie(s)
Independent (UK), by Loulla-Mae Eleftheriou-Smith    Original Article
Posted By: Hermoine- 3/3/2014 3:37:36 PM     Post Reply
He leads a company that some would consider the epitome of ruthless global capitalism. But Apple chief executive Tim Cook has shocked some in the US with an impassioned attack on the single-minded pursuit of profit – and a direct appeal to climate-change deniers not to buy shares in his firm. Eyewitnesses said Cook, who succeeded Steve Jobs as boss of the technology giant in 2011, was visibly angry as he took on a group of right-wing investors during a question-and-answer session at a shareholders’ meeting.

   

Post Reply   Close thread 713237





Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

FS