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UKIP Election Gives Britons a Taste
of Freedom... Will They Want More?

Breitbart London [UK], by James Delingpole

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 5/5/2014 4:17:20 AM

The first thing you need to know about the European Parliament is that almost everything its 766 MEPs (Members of the European Parliament) do is a waste of time. This is not satire. It´s a basic, objective fact. [Snip] All the decisions that matter are made by the European Commission--a body of 27 unelected technocrats (EU Commissioners) who propose and execute almost all EU legislation. If this sounds undemocratic that´s because it was deliberately designed to be. The founding fathers of the European Union--among them French cognac salesman Jean Monnet--recognized from the start that no sovereign nation would ever voluntarily

      


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UKIP Election Gives Britons a Taste
of Freedom... Will They Want More?
Breitbart London [UK], by James Delingpole    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 5/5/2014 4:17:20 AM     Post Reply
The first thing you need to know about the European Parliament is that almost everything its 766 MEPs (Members of the European Parliament) do is a waste of time. This is not satire. It´s a basic, objective fact. [Snip] All the decisions that matter are made by the European Commission--a body of 27 unelected technocrats (EU Commissioners) who propose and execute almost all EU legislation. If this sounds undemocratic that´s because it was deliberately designed to be. The founding fathers of the European Union--among them French cognac salesman Jean Monnet--recognized from the start that no sovereign nation would ever voluntarily

   

 

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Boko Haram: backward but brutal
Telegraph [UK], by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 5/5/2014 3:47:42 AM     Post Reply
Boko Haram, the name of the Islamist group that has terrorised Nigeria, roughly translates as “Western education is forbidden”. The title nicely sums up its philosophy: aggressively anti-Western, backward-looking and fuelled by ignorance. Among its more quirky views are that the Earth is not spherical and that Darwinian evolution is a nonsense. But Boko Haram is far from a joke. Since 2002, it has claimed an estimated 10,000 lives through attacks on Christians and government targets. And last month, its members abducted an estimated 276 schoolgirls under cover of darkness. It is thought that they were kidnapped for the purpose

You´re the President of the
United States. How will you
deal with the crisis in Ukraine?
Telegraph [UK], by Tom Rogan    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 5/5/2014 3:42:42 AM     Post Reply
You are the President of the United States. You´ve just read the report of ARCHER, a reliable US agent who has infiltrated a pro-Russian militia in Odessa. ARCHER claims that Russian Special Forces are responsible for the recent downing of several Ukrainian military helicopters. LATER THAT DAY, THE WHITE HOUSE SITUATION ROOM (1) Leaning forwards in his chair, John Kerry gestures energetically at you. “Mr. President, Putin is showing no signs of backing down. Lavrov is playing hardball. We need full spectrum sanctions of the Russian economy. We need to show them we’re serious.’’ If you agree, go to (5).

U2 spy plane delays HUNDREDS of
flights from LAX after it overloaded
air traffic control system
Daily Mail [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 5/4/2014 7:10:10 AM     Post Reply
A U-2 spy plane is being blamed for a software glitch at a Californian air traffic control center which led to delays earlier this week. Hundreds of flights were either cancelled or delayed on Wednesday afternoon and it was a relic from the Cold War that appears to be to blame. According to NBC News, the U-2 was flying at 60,000 feet, but air traffic control computers were attempting to keep it from colliding with planes that were actually miles beneath it. The computers at the L.A. Center are programmed to keep commercial airliners and other aircraft from colliding with each other. The

Charleston County GOP straw poll
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Post & Courier [Charleston, SC], by Schuyler Kropf    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 5/4/2014 4:54:42 AM     Post Reply
JOHNS ISLAND--Charleston County Republicans met for a barbecue stump and straw poll where incumbent U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham was a popular target of those trying to oust him. "We have six weeks to defeat Lindsey Graham or we are going to have six more years of Lindsey Graham," said Upstate businessman Richard Cash, one of six Republicans challenging him in the June 10 GOP primary. "He can have his arm around John Kerry for another six years if you don´t get engaged and get him out of office," added Spartanburg state Sen. Lee Bright.

David Cameron pledges to go
head-to-head with Ukip leader
Nigel Farage in televised debate
in run up to 2015 general election
Daily Mail [UK], by Mia De Graaf    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 5/4/2014 4:45:35 AM     Post Reply
David Cameron has agreed to debate with Ukip leader Nigel Farage ahead of the general election. The prime minister has been dogged by criticism for months as he repeatedly ignored calls to go head-to-head with his political rival. Finally, he has conceded to one televised debate featuring Farage, as well as Labour leader Ed Miliband, Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg, and the Green party leader Natalie Bennett. [Snip] The revelation comes eight months after the Conservative leader told Andrew Marr he did not believe Nigel Farage should be allowed to join the three leaders´ in a general election debate.

   

 

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Tony Blair besieged as Cameron says:
End the excuses and print Iraq War report
Daily Mail [UK], by Simon Walters    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 5/4/2014 4:41:45 AM     Post Reply
David Cameron has piled the pressure on the growing crisis in Tony Blair’s reputation by calling for an end to hold-ups in a long-delayed report on the Iraq War. The former Prime Minister has been accused of trying to delay publication of the Chilcot Inquiry over well-sourced reports that it will savage his handling of the conflict. Now Mr Cameron has stepped into the dispute by making it clear Sir John Chilcot’s findings should be made public as soon as possible. It follows claims that Mr Blair and Labour hope to delay the report until after next year’s General Election,

Eleven terrorists with links to Al Qaeda
have been arrested on suspicion of being
involved in the disappearance of MH370
Daily Mail [UK], by Richard Shears*    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 5/3/2014 7:03:14 PM     Post Reply
A group of 11 terrorists with links to Al Qaeda were yesterday being interrogated on whether they are behind the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. The suspects were arrested in the capital Kuala Lumpur and in the state of Kedah last week and are members of a violent new terror group said to be planning bomb attacks in Muslim countries. The interrogations come after international investigators, including the FBI and MI6, asked for the militants, whose ages range from 22 to 55 and include students, odd-job workers, a young widow and business professionals, to be questioned intensively about Flight MH370.

No, it´s not racist to think Ukip
has a point about immigration
Telegraph [UK], by Tim Stanley    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 5/3/2014 9:27:00 AM     Post Reply
Matthew Parris has written a silly column about Ukip. A very silly column. It fits with the growing narrative that Ukip isn’t just a bunch of xenophobic golf players with too much time on their hands but actually the first stage of the Fourth Reich. Oh my, it is silly. At an almost empty Derby railway station, I passed a little posse of youths with purple badges and pound-sign stickers and … felt just momentarily menaced … I was starting to look at the Ukip phenomenon with new eyes. Were those eyes entirely open, Matthew? For an angry gang of Ukip

US President Obama calls
for death penalty review
BBC News [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 5/3/2014 6:37:15 AM     Post Reply
US President Barack Obama plans to ask Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate problems surrounding the application of the death penalty. The US leader´s announcement comes just days after a botched execution in Oklahoma drew widespread attention. [Snip] The president said he has conflicting feelings regarding the death penalty. "This situation in Oklahoma I think just highlights some of the significant problems," Mr Obama told reporters. Americans should "ask ourselves some difficult and profound questions around these issues", he added. Mr Obama, trained as a lawyer, said the death penalty is warranted in some cases--including child and mass murder--but its application in

Ukraine unrest: Abducted OSCE observers freed
BBC News [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 5/3/2014 6:23:35 AM     Post Reply
Seven international military observers taken captive in eastern Ukraine a week ago have been released. Five Ukrainian officers captured with the observers, who are linked to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, were also freed. Pro-Russian separatists in the town of Sloviansk say they released the OSCE observers "without conditions". The news came as Ukraine´s government said it had resumed military action to tackle the separatists in the east. Russia, accused by the West of being behind the unrest, says it "no longer has any influence" over the separatists. Moscow also accused Kiev and the West of responsibility for Friday´s violence in

   

 



 
Farage: Get Ready to Take Down
the Political Establishment
Breitbart London [UK], by Raheem Kassam    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 5/3/2014 6:09:26 AM     Post Reply
ST IVES, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, UK––An over-capacity crowd of around 650 people met UKIP leader Nigel Farage for the final town hall-style meeting of his pre-European Election tour of the United Kingdom. With UKIP swag plastered all over the Burgess Hall venue, Farage entered to rapturous applause, flanked by increased security following the assault on him earlier this week. Farage was speaking to the throngs of disaffected Brits, who have witnessed their livelihoods sacrificed for multiculturalism, big state-driven debt, and the transfer of sovereignty over their own lives from their local towns and villages to centralised governments in London and Brussels. He



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