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The brave British abhor uniformity
Telegraph [UK], by Janet Daley

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 6/7/2014 10:18:17 PM

They think it’s all over. David Cameron may have looked solemn enough when he proclaimed that the Conservatives still had work to do to win back voters, blah-blah, but then his party chairman Grant Shapps gave the elated game away: the Newark by-election proved that Ukip was “going backwards”. The tide had been turned, the Farage magic had run out--all over, finished, back to electoral business as usual. Well, maybe if you regard leaping into second place from fifth, halving the Conservatives’ majority in a safe seat in spite of a campaign so full-on that it was a virtual military

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There´s some interesting information about how Britain became enmeshed in the EU´s sticky tentacles.

      


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The brave British abhor uniformity
Telegraph [UK], by Janet Daley    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 6/7/2014 10:18:17 PM     Post Reply
They think it’s all over. David Cameron may have looked solemn enough when he proclaimed that the Conservatives still had work to do to win back voters, blah-blah, but then his party chairman Grant Shapps gave the elated game away: the Newark by-election proved that Ukip was “going backwards”. The tide had been turned, the Farage magic had run out--all over, finished, back to electoral business as usual. Well, maybe if you regard leaping into second place from fifth, halving the Conservatives’ majority in a safe seat in spite of a campaign so full-on that it was a virtual military

   

 

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My mission to capture Enigma Code:
Bernard Jordan on how he served
on destroyer hunting ´wolf packs´ of
Nazi U-boats in Second World War
Daily Mail [UK], by Mark Nicol, Nick Craven    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 6/7/2014 9:50:18 PM     Post Reply
Bernard Jordan said he served on a destroyer in the Second World War hunting the ‘wolf packs’ of Nazi U-boats attacking Allied shipping convoys. ‘I was once on a mission to recover one of the Enigma machines from a U-boat which we’d forced to the surface by dropping depth charges, and crippling it,’ the 89-year-old Royal Navy veteran told friends. [Snip] Exactly which ship he was serving on at the time was not clear yesterday, but the successful British mission to seize the German code machines and their codebooks has been credited with changing the course of the war.

SC governor criticized for remarks
about EPA rules, called ‘misinformed’
State [SC], by Sammy Fretwell    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 6/7/2014 11:11:31 AM     Post Reply
COLUMBIA, SC—Conservationists took aim Friday at S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley for questioning new carbon dioxide regulations that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says will help in the fight against climate change, a phenomenon that is contributing to weather extremes and rising sea levels. [Snip] After a meeting of state electric cooperatives, Haley said, “We are seeing once again D.C. sending us backwards. We are recruiting international companies every day. One of the things they focus on are utility rates. When you see these mandates on utility companies like this, it’s not only hurting the state, it’s hurting the country.”

Surge in Illegal Migrants
Across the Mediterranean
Now Greater than in Arab Spring
Breitbart London [UK], by M. E. Synon    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 6/7/2014 10:09:14 AM     Post Reply
In the first four months of this year so many illegal immigrants crossed the Mediterranean and entered one of the EU member states that the number is already close to the 2013 total and is likely to rise as summer weather brings calmer seas, officials from the European Union’s border agency Frontex told the New York Times. The total so far for 2014 is more than the equivalent period in 2011, the year of the Arab Spring, which eventually saw 140,000 make clandestine crossings into Europe. Officials said the number of people attempting the sea crossing from North Africa to

Madrid Names City Square
after Margaret Thatcher
Breitbart London [UK], by Nick Hallett    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 6/7/2014 9:46:29 AM     Post Reply
Madrid´s city council yesterday approved a proposal to name a square after former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. The local Madrid Diario reports that the council approved the name ‘Plaza de Margaret Thatcher’ for a previously unnamed public space situated in the centre of the city between Goya, Castellana and Marqués de Zurgena streets. The naming of the square was originally proposed in April last year by the city’s ruling conservative People’s Party. The proposal generated outrage from left-wing opposition councillors. Explaining the decision, city councillor Fernando Martínez Vidal told Spanish newspaper ABC: "Madrid is a cosmopolitan and open city. Even

D-Day: A time to remember
and learn from the past
Telegraph [UK], by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 6/7/2014 9:40:24 AM     Post Reply
Our country’s finest hour was its fight against Nazism. When we landed at Normandy with our allies and pushed forward against the enemy fire, it was a heroic gamble for victory. The price was 4,413 Allied soldiers killed--around a quarter of them British. [Snip] Barack Obama’s speech at Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial was interrupted by a standing ovation as he acknowledged the veterans around him. In his words, D-Day was a triumph of America’s democratic ideals. As his predecessor Franklin D Roosevelt put it, the US came “not for the lust of conquest. They [fought] to end conquest.”

   

 

  


 
Mary Soames: ´She had the
heart and head of a Churchill’
Telegraph [UK], by Victoria Lambert    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 6/7/2014 9:31:12 AM     Post Reply
Stepping on to the Normandy beaches in the past few days, many Second World War veterans have recalled their comrades in arms--those who died 70 years ago in the service of their country, and those who survived the fighting to liberate Europe. [Snip] But quite a few will be thinking of another Churchill--his daughter Mary, who died poignantly last weekend, at the age of 91, just as commemorations were beginning. For Mary was part of the D-Day invasion force, landing on D+20, and seeing active service in Brussels and Hamburg as a Junior Commander in the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS).

´I loved every minute... I´d do it again
tomorrow!´ ´Great Escaper´ D-Day veteran,
89, who sneaked off from care home to go to
70th anniversary commemorations in Normandy*
Daily Mail [UK], by Andy Dolan**    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 6/7/2014 8:56:04 AM     Post Reply
The 89-year-old D-Day vetera n who sneaked out of his care home to Normandy has returned to a hero´s welcome and declared: ´I would do it again tomorrow.´ [Snip] The former Royal Navy officer arrived into Portsmouth on a cross-channel ferry this morning, where he said: ´I expect I will be in some trouble with the care home, but it was worth it.´ Mr Jordan summoned the spirit and determination of June 6, 1944, when he hatched his cunning plan to join old comrades and world leaders in remembering the assault that cost more than 4,000 Allied lives.

Why the young need to read 1984:
Facebook and Google generation
are too willing to surrender privacy
says leading scientist
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Posted By: Attercliffe- 6/6/2014 10:16:00 PM     Post Reply
Young people too willingly surrender their privacy to Google and Facebook, a leading scientist warned yesterday. Noel Sharkey, a professor of artificial intelligence and robotics at Sheffield University, said that older people were more cautious with their personal data. [Snip] ‘I am part of the generation which all read 1984 – I think we are less happy about giving up our privacy. ‘But the younger generation aren’t really thinking about it. The services that Google and Facebook give us are so good that people are willing to trade off their privacy for them.’ He said Google’s recording of all our online

Susan Rice defends her controversial
´honor and distinction´ praise for accused
Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl
Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 6/6/2014 9:43:16 PM     Post Reply
U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice passed up a golden opportunity on Friday to walk back her Sunday television praise for accused Army deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl as an American who had ´served the United States with honor and distinction.´ Rice waded once again into controversy with comments on ABC´s Sunday morning news program ´This Week,´ setting off an immediate firestorm among Americans who had already learned that Bergdahl was no ordinary hostage overseas. Taliban forces in Afghanistan turned him over to U.S. Special Forces on Saturday after nearly five years of captivity following his voluntary walk-off from his base

Secret recording shows Obama and Putin´s
´informal conversation´ - moments after
President publicly ignored Russian
leader at D-Day memorial
Daily Mail [UK], by Lydia Warren    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 6/6/2014 4:32:07 PM     Post Reply
President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin publicly ignored each other today as they stood just feet apart during a for state leaders´ commemorating the 70th anniversary of D-Day. World figures met in France in the midst of a current geopolitical crisis, with Putin standing alongside leaders, including Obama, who are against his aggressive moves into Ukraine. All eyes were on Putin and Obama as they refused to acknowledge each other at the group photograph before keeping their distance as they headed to lunch at the Chateau de Benouville. But as speculation mounted over whether or not they would talk, the White House

   

 

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Pentagon wanted FIVE Americans released in
Taliban trade but State Department wouldn´t
go after civilians who aren´t ´prisoners of war´
Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 6/6/2014 4:22:33 PM     Post Reply
The U.S. Defense Department wanted five Americans released in exchange for five Taliban terrorists--not just the single American infantryman now accused of desertion--according to a senior congressional aide. And with the Bowe Bergdahl hostage swap now nearly a week old, the State Department is still insisting that it doesn´t offer ´concessions´ to ´terrorists´ or other ´hostage-takers´ Joe Kasper, chief of staff to House Armed Services Committee member Duncan Hunter, a California Republican, said late Thursday that the Pentagon aimed to free Caitlan Coleman of York, Pennsylvania and her baby who was born in captivity, along with her Canadian husband Joshua Boyle,



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