Tag Archives: Britain

ISIS Celebrates Brexit Vote: Europe Is Destroyed!

Vocative reports: As the Brexit upheaval starts to reverberate across the globe, supporters of the Islamic State are celebrating online in forums and social media, proclaiming, “Europe is destroyed!” “At a time when Muslims are uniting under the flag of the Caliphate, Europe is choosing to divide and split. The victory is close with the help of God,” tweeted one ...

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TEXAS: Secessionists Ramp Up Calls For “Texit”

Vocativ reports: After residents of the UK voted today to leave the European Union, the movement for an independent Texas may be gaining serious momentum, with thousands online calling for a “Texit.” The largest group agitating for secession is the Texas Nationalist Movement, which has been promoting its own version of Brexit, called Texit, over the past several weeks. The ...

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Brexit Fallout: Dow Jones Plummets 500+ Points

NBC News reports: The Dow Jones Industrial average plunged 500 points on Friday morning — the index’s biggest drop in 10 months — as markets around the world reacted to a vote by citizens of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. The Dow fell as much as 538.27 points and the S&P 500 dropped as much as 58.49 ...

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Brexit Fallout: Sinn Fein Calls For United Ireland Vote

The Irish Journal reports: The UK’s decision to leave the EU means Sinn Féin will press for a border vote in the North. Both Northern Ireland and Scotland voted to remain in the EU, but the leave campaign was able to convince Wales and England to leave the union. “We have a situation where the north is going to be ...

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Global Markets Tumble In Wake Of Brexit Vote [VIDEO]

Bloomberg reports: Global markets buckled as Britain’s vote to leave the European Union drove the pound to the lowest in more than 30 years and European banks to their steepest losses on record. “It’s scary, and I’ve never seen anything like it,” said James Butterfill, 41, head of research and investments at ETF Securities in London. “A lot of people ...

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Donald Trump Celebrates Brexit Vote [VIDEO]

From the Washington Post: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump celebrated Britain’s stunning vote to leave the European Union Friday during an overseas visit to Scotland, saying that the people of the United Kingdom have “taken their country back” and musing that it could benefit his Turnberry golf resort. “I think it’s a great thing that happened,” Trump told reporters shortly ...

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British Prime Minister David Cameron Resigns Over Brexit Vote: We Need Fresh Leadership [VIDEO]

Via the Independent: David Cameron today paid the price for his failure to secure Britain’s future in the European Union announcing his resignation and admitting the country now needed “fresh leadership”. Flanked by his wife and at one stage close to tears Mr Cameron said it would be wrong for him “to be the captain that steers our country to ...

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SHOCKER: Britain Votes To Leave European Union

From the New York Times: Britain has voted to leave the European Union, a historic decision sure to reshape the nation’s place in the world, rattle the Continent and rock political establishments throughout the West. With 309 of 382 of the country’s cities and towns reporting early on Friday, the Leave campaign held a 52 percent to 48 percent lead. ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Brexit Vote Counting Begins

From TIME Magazine: Polling stations all over the U.K. closed at 10 p.m. local time (5 p.m. EST) and ballot boxes were moved to counting centres to find out if the country will remain part of the European Union. High turnouts were reported in some areas, although voters were delayed as floods closed roads and railway lines in the southeast ...

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BRITAIN: London Gay Men’s Chorus Releases Charity Single In Tribute To Victims Of Pulse Massacre [VIDEO]

From the Guardian: A British gay men’s choir is to release a cover of Bridge Over Troubled Water for victims of the Orlando shooting. The London Gay Men’s Chorus (LGMC) will release its version of Simon & Garfunkel’s hit on Friday, with proceeds to be split equally between the Pulse Victims Fund, organised by Equality Florida, and Galop, a London-­based ...

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British Poet Laureate Says “God Is Gay” In Pulse Poem

Pink News reports: Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy has declared that “our children are gay and God is gay” – in a poem released in the wake of the Orlando massacre. Duffy was appointed as Britain’s Poet Laureate in 2009, and is the first ever openly LGB person to hold the esteemed traditional role. The Poet Laureate is expected to ...

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BRITAIN: Brexit Voting Hampered By Bad Weather

MarketWatch reports: It’s raining cats and dogs in parts of the U.K., and that could be good news for Brexit backers. Torrential downpours and thunderstorms began hitting the south east of England late Wednesday, causing the U.K.’s Met Office to put out flood warnings just as Thursday’s referendum got underway to decide whether the U.K. should stay in the European ...

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Trump: Don’t Listen To Me On Brexit [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Donald Trump may have finally found a topic he doesn’t think he should be listened to on. Trump on Wednesday during an interview with Fox Business said he was unsure he should be weighing in Britain’s upcoming vote on whether to leave the European Union.. “I don’t think anybody should listen to me because I haven’t really ...

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BRITAIN: Brexit Polling In Dead Heat

Last week’s assassination of Labour MP Jo Cox by a pro-Brexit extremist appears to have had little effect on the polling for tomorrow’s national referendum. Via USA Today: Campaigning over the United Kingdom’s future in the European Union entered a final, frenzied day Wednesday, as polls showed support for staying or splitting in a virtual dead heat. “We are not ...

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BRITAIN: Parliament Flies Rainbow Flag For First Time

Pink News reports: Today the flag was raised above the Houses of Parliament for the first time – with the Speakers of the Commons and Lords both giving special permission to mark the weekend of London’s Pride festival. LGBT group ParliOUT had gifted a 12 foot rainbow flag for the occasion, with the flag set to fly until June 26. ...

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John Oliver On This Week’s Brexit Vote [VIDEO]

The Week recaps: As Britain prepares to vote this Thursday on whether or not to remain in the European Union, John Oliver posed a question on Sunday’s Last Week Tonight that may very well be on the minds of many Americans: “Why should I care about what Britain does with the EU?” Well, as Oliver explains, “Britain leaving would be ...

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BRITAIN: Neo-Nazi Pro-Brexit Killer Of Labour MP Jo Cox Tells Court “My Name Is Death To Traitors”

Politico reports: The man charged with murdering British Labour MP Jo Cox this week said on his first appearance in court on Saturday that his name was “Death to traitors, freedom for Britain.” U.K. media said 52-year-old Thomas Mair, who has been charged with the murder by West Yorkshire police, refused to give his real name or his address and ...

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BRITAIN: Pro-Brexit Killer Of Labor MP Jo Cox Linked To US-Based Neo-Nazi White Supremacists Group

From the Southern Poverty Law Center: Thomas Mair, alleged killer of British MP Jo Cox, was a longtime supporter of the neo-Nazi National Alliance. Jo Cox, a member of the Labour Party in the British Parliament, died Thursday after an attack by a lone man who shot and stabbed her in West Yorkshire following a regular public meeting she held ...

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BRITAIN: Labor MP Jo Cox Killed By Far-Right Extremist Reportedly Shouting Pro-Brexit Slogan [VIDEO]

From the Guardian: Labour MP Jo Cox has died after being shot and stabbed multiple times following a constituency meeting. Armed officers responded to the attack near a library in Birstall, West Yorkshire, on Thursday afternoon. A 52-year-old man was arrested in the area, police confirmed. The suspect was named locally as Tommy Mair. Police added that Cox, the MP ...

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VIRAL VIDEO: Why The Orlando Terrorist Won’t Win

On Monday, British gay journalist Owen Jones earned international headlines when he stormed off the set of a Sky News program when the hosts refused to acknowledge homophobia’s role in the Orlando attack. Watch below as he recounts the infamous 1999 nail-bombing of London’s Admiral Duncan pub and explains how terrorists will never destroy “the love of LGBT people all ...

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