Tag Archives: Britain

Queen Elizabeth To Become First British Monarch To Visit Ireland In 90 Years

Queen Elizabeth II will visit Ireland next year, making her the first British monarch to step foot on the island since it became independent in 1921. Confirmation that the event, long discussed between London and Dublin, will take place next year has come from Ireland’s prime minister, Brian Cowen. It is time for “normal courtesies” to be observed between friendly ...

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The House Of Butch

Self-described butch lesbian Shaz Riley has launched the Butch Clothing Company, a fashion line aimed specifically at manly gals. The Butch Clothing Company is a dream she has harboured for a quarter century. “All those years of having to wear men’s clothes will be behind me now. BCC will make a lot of butch women happy. If they have ever ...

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The Lasandwich

Just hitting the shelves of the UK-based supermarket chain Tesco is the lasagne sandwich. And you thought KFC’s Double Down was gross. The Guardian’s food blogger has a field day. The first thing that hits you on opening the packet is a faint but distinct whiff of tuna, an inauspicious start for a beefy sandwich. Biting down, the texture is ...

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BRITAIN: Performance Artist & Author Sebastian Horsley Dies Of Overdose

Notorious performance artist, model, and author Sebastian Horsley has been found dead of a heroin overdose in his London home. Sebastian Horsley, the dandy, writer and artist who found fame by being nailed to a cross in the Philippines, has died at the age of 47. The colourful self-publicist was found dead at his flat in central London this morning, ...

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BRITAIN: Gay Activist Peter Tatchell To Host Show About Papal Visit

UK television network Channel 4 has hired famed gay activist Peter Tatchell to host an hour-long documentary examing the Pope’s upcoming visit to Britain. And the nation’s Catholics are very displeased. Ann Widdecombe, the Tory politician who famously converted to Catholicism, said: “I think this will confirm the view that there probably already is in the Vatican that this is ...

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Have A Nice Day

Daily Mail columnist Matthew Engel is sick and tired of American expressions worming their way into the Queen’s English. After an essay on the issue last week, today he posts the Americanisms that most annoy his readers. Top of the long hate-list was probably ‘Can I get a coffee?’ (and these days it probably would be an overpriced, overmarketed American ...

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BRITAIN: Treasury Minister Resigns Over Financial Scandal Regarding Partner

British Treasury Minister David Laws has resigned after it was revealed that he had funneled government money to his partner. He was one of the stars of the coalition’s first weeks – but now, in just 18 days, he’s become its first major casualty. The former City-high flyer was charged with getting a grip on public spending and implementing savage ...

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Vodka Eyeballing, SRSLY?

Stand aside beer pong, because according to the British tabloid Daily Mail, drinking vodka through your eyeballs is some kind of fad in the UK. Even as drunken student antics go, it was, by any stretch of the imagination, a disturbing scene. Surrounded by cheering rugby players, applauded by fellow members of the university netball team, 19-year-old Melissa Fontaine tipped ...

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BRITAIN: Charges Dropped Against Preacher Who Called Homosexuality A Sin

British police have dropped the charges against Rev. Dale McAlpine, the American preacher who was arrested earlier this month after a gay police liaison heard him telling passersby that homosexuality a sin. American anti-gay groups immediately began using McAlpine’s arrest as an example of the so-called homofascism that will roil the United States as a result of the passage of ...

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Conservative Party Leader David Cameron Becomes British Prime Minister

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BREAKING: Gordon Brown Resigns

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who yesterday said he would step down by September, has upped the timetable and will resign effective today. He is also resigning his post in Parliament and says he is leaving politics entirely. Aides were seen today removing luggage from No. 10 Downing Street. This afternoon Queen Elizabeth arrived at Buckingham Palace to formally accept ...

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British Christianists Copy The Anti-Gay Manhattan Declaration

The creators of the anti-gay Manhattan Declaration, whose signers vow to disobey all LGBT rights laws, today announced that a British counterpart has been launched. From the Westminster Declaration: We pledge to support marriage – the lifelong covenantal union of one man and one woman as husband and wife. We believe it is divinely ordained, the only context for sexual ...

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Britain’s Parliament Is Hung

But not in the good way. With no majority won in yesterday’s election, a coalition government will have to be created. David Cameron has reached out to the Liberal Democrats in an effort to form a government – after the UK general election resulted in a hung parliament. The Tory leader, whose party won most seats but was short of ...

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BRITAIN: Preacher Arrested For Calling Homosexuality A Sin

A British preacher has been arrested and charged with causing “harassment, alarm, or distress” after he was overheard reciting a list of sins that included homosexuality. Dale McAlpine was taken into custody after a gay police liaison officer overheard him and summoned regular cops. The 42-year-old Baptist, who has preached Christianity in Wokington, Cumbria for years, said he did not ...

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BRITAIN: Wife Of PM Appears At Gay Club To “Celebrate LGBT Achievements”

Sarah Brown, wife of UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown, made an appearance at the popular Duckie party at London’s Vauxhall Tavern on Saturday night to “celebrate LGBT achievements” since the Labour Party took power in 1997. The Duckie event, held at the Royal Vauxhaul Tavern is one of the main arty gay club nights in London and is hosted by ...

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Vatican Threatens To Cancel UK Papal Visit Over Mocking Government Memo

The Vatican is threatening to cancel the Pope’s upcoming visit to Britain after the publication of an internal memo suggesting some fabulous activities for Palpatine during his visit. The memo was sent out in March following a “brainstorm” session by four junior Foreign Office staff who make up the Papal Visit Team. The “official” memos suggests the Pope opening an ...

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British Prime Minister Gordon Brown Expresses Gratitude To Gay Soldiers

In stark contrast to the situation in America, last night British Prime Minister Gordon Brown thanked his nation’s openly serving gay soldiers in a ceremony celebrating the contributions of LGBT people to Britain. Brown told guests at 10 Downing Street, including a number of gay servicemembers, that there was a “debt of gratitude we can never fully repay”. He said ...

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British Soldier Honors Battlefield Pact, Wears A Dress To Best Friend’s Funeral

This story just destroys me. It was a promise neither man would have wanted to keep. Yesterday the funeral of a Black Watch soldier killed in Afghanistan took a bizarre turn when his best friend arrived in a bright green dress and pink leg warmers to honour a pact that the two of them had made. Private Kevin Elliott and ...

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Poz Brits Still Blocked From Entering U.S.

The Terrance Higgins Trust, England’s largest HIV charity, is claiming that HIV-positive Brits are still being turned away at United States border control checkpoints even though they have filled out a special online waiver form. People living with HIV are still being refused entry to the US, despite government plans to change legislation, it has been claimed. According to the ...

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Don’t Touch The Queen

Some Brits are miffed because the First Lady put her arm around Queen Elizabeth. Others point out that the Obamas are not royal subjects and therefore not bound by the protocols observed by heads of state from Australia, etc.

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