Tag Archives: Britain

Taiwanese Animators On Scotland’s Vote

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BRITAIN: Leaders Sign “Historic Pledge” To Scotland If They Vote No On Secession

Via the Scotland Daily Record: Westiminster main party leaders today set aside their differences to promise that a No vote will mean a stronger Scottish Parliament and total protection for the NHS. David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg have signed up to a historic joint statement that was demanded by the Daily Record on behalf of the people of ...

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JMG Worldwide Exclusive Premiere:
Jimmy Somerville’s New Single Travesty

Via press release: The euphoric joy of disco has been one consistent thread, which has run through the diverse, illustrious thirty-year career of pop legend Jimmy Somerville. Famous for re-making disco classics as his own, “Travesty”, Jimmy’s first original disco-styled single will make its debut on JoeMyGod on Sept. 15th and will be serviced promotionally (single version and extended mix) ...

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Yes Scotland Protests The BBC

“Pro-independence Scots rallied outside the BBC’s Glasgow headquarters on Sunday to protest the public broadcaster’s pro-union ‘bias’ and demand the resignation of political editor Nick Robinson.”

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SCOTLAND: Polls Split On Final Weekend

Via the Telegraph: Polling experts said the Scottish independence referendum was “too close to call” on Saturday night as a clutch of surveys gave contradictory pictures of the state of the campaign. A survey of 705 Scots by ICM for The Telegraph suggested that the Yes vote had opened up an eight-point lead over the No campaign. Results of the ...

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New From Yes Scotland

The pro-independence Yes Scotland appears to have adopted Dougie McClean’s 1977 classic Caledonia as their theme song. Caledonia has been covered by countless artists and is often described as Scotland’s unofficial national anthem. Kylie Minogue and Lulu performed the song with McLean at last month’s closing ceremony for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

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New From Scotland Better Together

“With just one week to go, now’s the time to get out there and make the positive case for a No vote on 18 September – more powers for Scotland guaranteed, without taking on all the risks of separation. It’s the best of both worlds for Scotland.”

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Headline Of The Day

From Britain’s always bombastic Daily Mail: Wearing matching slippers and bow ties, Brian Davidson, 55, Britain’s consul-general in Shanghai, married his 33-year-old American boyfriend Scott Chang on the lawn of the home of Ambassador Sir Sebastian Wood. New rules mean that British nationals in homosexual relationships can marry in British consulates in 24 countries around the world as the land ...

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UK: Feds Offer More Perks To Scotland As Polls Swing To Secession Side

The British government is “scrambling” to offer more perks to Scotland after a recent poll shows a slim majority are now in favor of independence. British finance minister George Osborne said on Sunday that plans would be set out in the coming days to give Scotland more autonomy on tax, spending and welfare if Scots vote against independence in a ...

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La Roux – Kiss And Not Tell

Via Stereogum: La Roux’s video for “Kiss And Tell” is a colorful take on ’80s sex infomercials, featuring Elly Jackson acting as recipient for all of the calls. It features an impressive cadre of vintage phones, from the traditionally quirky hamburger phone to one that looks like a piano. A European telephone number flashes across the screen that, when called, ...

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Holly Johnson – In And Out Of Love

Via Digital Spy: Holly Johnson has unveiled the music video for new song In and Out of Love. The track is the lead single from Europa, Johnson’s first album in 14 years. The video has been directed by Chris Shepherd and produced by Alex Bedford. The follow-up to 1999’s Soulstream coincides with the 30th anniversary of Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s ...

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BRITAIN: Two Men Sentenced To Four Years In Prison For Grindr Blackmail

Two British men have been sentenced to four years in prison for blackmailing men that they met on Grindr. Via Gay Star News: Nathanael Foster and Adam Webb, both 26 from Gloucester in South West England, were charged with two counts of blackmail. Gloucester Crown Court heard how the pair trapped two men, with one victim even handing over £15,000 ...

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TRAILER: Downton Abbey Season 5

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Britain Goes On “Severe” Terror Alert

The United Kingdom today raised its terror alert to “severe” in response to ISIS activity in Iraq and Syria. “What we’re facing in Iraq now with ISIL is a deeper and greater threat to our security than we have known before,” U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron said in a news conference from 10 Downing Street, referring to the Islamic State ...

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Commemorating?

They followed up with an apology tweet.

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British Rapper Suspected To Be Terrorist Who Beheaded Journalist James Foley

Via the Sydney Morning Herald: British intelligence agencies MI5 and MI6 have identified the man suspected of the horrific beheading of American journalist James Foley, according to British media reports. The hooded man with an English accent is believed to be 23-year-old Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, known to fellow Islamic State militants as Jihadi John. The former rapper left his family ...

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BBC Airs Kate Bush Documentary

The Guardian has a review: When Kate Bush got her £3,000 record deal from EMI at 16, she used some of it to pay for dance classes with the legendary choreographer Lindsay Kemp. In last night’s The Kate Bush Story: Running Up That Hill (BBC 4), a documentary about the singer-songwriter broadcast on the near-eve of her first tour in ...

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Coldplay – True Love

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BRITAIN: Comedian Taunts Westboro Baptist To Picket Islamic Extremists In Iraq, Westboro Agrees To Go

Via Gay Star News: The Westboro Baptist Church has accepted comedian Adam Hills’ offer to go to Iraq. Hills, who hosts British TV show The Last Leg, ranted about the ‘God Hates Fags’ church after they claimed Robin Williams was in hell for being a ‘fag enabler’. They also said they would protest at the late actor’s funeral. The threat ...

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BRITAIN: Pop Legend Sir Cliff Richard Investigated On Child Molestation Claims

Via the Independent: Detectives are making arrangements to interview Sir Cliff Richard following a search of his £3.1m penthouse apartment over an alleged sex crime against a boy at an evangelist event at a Sheffield stadium in 1985. Sir Cliff, 73, who is currently in Portugal, has been told through his lawyers of the request to meet police. The pop ...

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