Tag Archives: Britain

New British Dating Show: Game Of Clones

The Guardian reports: Imagine, for a moment, that you’re allowed to pick the romantic partner of your dreams. Imagine you could log on to a computer and design them from top to bottom. You can choose their gender, their race, their height, their weight, their eye colour and every single proportion you can possibly think of. Your one true soulmate. ...

Read More »

REPORT: Billionaire Breitbart Owner Secretly Helped Brexit Campaign Use “Emotional Triggers” On Facebook

The Guardian reports: The US billionaire who helped bankroll Donald Trump’s campaign for the presidency played a key role in the campaign for Britain to leave the EU, the Observer has learned. It has emerged that Robert Mercer, a hedge-fund billionaire, who helped to finance the Trump campaign and who was revealed this weekend as one of the owners of ...

Read More »

LIVE VIDEO: Parliament Debates Trump State Visit

Already underway. CNN reports: The political controversy over the decision to accord US President Donald Trump the honor of a state visit to the UK will be reignited in the British parliament on Monday. Members of Parliament will spend up to three hours discussing a petition calling for the visit to be downgraded because of Trump’s “well-documented misogyny and vulgarity.” ...

Read More »

LONDON: Mayor Opposes State Visit By “Cruel” Trump

The Associated Press reports: London’s mayor says that President Donald Trump shouldn’t receive a state visit in Britain because of his “cruel” policies on immigration. Sadiq Khan said Sunday the U.S. president should not get VIP treatment when he comes to Britain later this year because of his “ban on people from seven Muslim-majorities countries” and his decision to block ...

Read More »

BRITAIN: Parliament Abandons Plan For Address By Trump After Denouncement By Commons Speaker

The Guardian reports: The government has abandoned the idea of Donald Trump addressing the joint Houses of Parliament when he comes to Britain for a state visit later this year after objections by MPs led by the Commons Speaker John Bercow. The US president’s controversial visit is now expected to run from a Thursday to a Sunday in late summer ...

Read More »

BRITAIN: Scottish Parliament Votes Against Starting Brexit Process In Largely Symbolic Move [VIDEO]

The BBC reports: The Scottish Parliament has voted by 90 to 34 to oppose the UK government starting the Brexit process. The Supreme Court ruled last month that there was no legal need for Holyrood to give its consent to the triggering of Article 50. But First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she would let MSPs have a say, despite it ...

Read More »

BRITAIN: House Of Commons Speaker John Bercow Declares Trump Unwelcome To Address Parliament

The BBC reports: House of Commons Speaker John Bercow has said he would be “strongly opposed” to US President Donald Trump addressing the Houses of Parliament during his state visit to the UK. Mr Bercow told MPs “opposition to racism and sexism” were “hugely important considerations”. He was applauded by SNP MPs after his comments. President Trump was invited to ...

Read More »

BRITAIN: Church Of England Apologizes After Trainee Priests Hold Service In Gay Slang Language “Polari”

The BBC reports: A Church of England theological college has expressed regret after trainee priests held a service in the antiquated gay slang language Polari. The service at the chapel of Westcott House in Cambridge was to commemorate LGBT history month. The congregation was told the use of the lexicon was an attempt to “queer the liturgy of evening prayer”. ...

Read More »

Depeche Mode – Where’s The Revolution? [AUDIO]

Well, this is pretty direct. Billboard reports: Depeche Mode is back. The band has released a new song called “Where’s the Revolution,” the first taste of their new album Spirit. “Where’s the Revolution” marks the English rock legends’ first new music in four years and an early tease of their 14th studio album, which is due out on Columbia Records ...

Read More »

BRUSSELS: Brexit Nutjob Nigel Farage Expertly Trolled During Pro-Trump Rant To European Parliament [VIDEO]

The Daily Record reports: Ranting Brexit cheerleader Nigel Farage was the victim of some top trolling in Brussels as a fellow MEP held up a sign behind him claiming: “He’s lying to you”. Seb Dance scribbled the note on a piece of paper along with an arrow pointing to the ex-UKIP leader and carefully positioned it behind him during a ...

Read More »

BRITAIN: Royal Assent Granted On Posthumous Pardon For Thousands Convicted Under Anti-Sodomy Laws

The Guardian reports: Thousands of men convicted of offences that once criminalised homosexuality but are no longer on the statute book have been posthumously pardoned under a new law. A clause in the policing and crime bill, which received royal assent on Tuesday, extends to those who are dead the existing process of purging past criminal records. The general pardon ...

Read More »

BRITAIN: Parliament To Debate Trump’s State Visit After Petition Campaign Gains 600,000+ Signatures [VIDEO]

The Telegraph reports: Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK is expected to be debated in Parliament after senior Conservatives joined hundreds of thousands calling for it to be cancelled. More than 600,000 people had by Sunday night signed a letter calling for the visit, which is due to take place in the Summer, to be abandoned because of the ...

Read More »

Actor John Hurt Dies At Age 77 [VIDEO]

The BBC reports: Veteran actor Sir John Hurt has died aged 77, his agent has said. The Bafta-winning star, known for his roles in Alien and The Elephant Man, continued working despite being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2015. He recently starred as Father Richard McSorley in Jackie, the biopic of President John F. Kennedy’s wife. US director Mel Brooks ...

Read More »

LIVE VIDEO: Trump And British PM Hold Joint Address

Starting any minute. The BBC reports: Theresa May has arrived at the White House for talks with US president Donald Trump as she hopes to renew the special relationship between Britain and America. The two leaders are spending about an hour in face-to-face talks in the Oval Office, where Mr Trump has restored a bust of Winston Churchill removed by ...

Read More »

British PM Theresa May Tells GOP Leaders She Plans To Have Strong Personal Relationship With Trump

The Guardian reports: Theresa May has said she believed she could a forge a strong personal relationship with Donald Trump, arguing that “sometimes, opposites attract”, as she set out how post-Brexit Britain could work with his country to shape the world. On the eve of a much-anticipated visit to the Oval Office, the prime minister used a speech to Republican ...

Read More »

BRITAIN: PM Theresa May Accused Of Covering Up Missile Test, Nuke Reportedly Misfired Towards US

The Guardian reports: Theresa May was told about the test of a Trident missile that reportedly misfired, less than a week before she held a House of Commons vote on renewing the £40bn nuclear system. The prime minister’s spokeswoman insisted on Monday that the operation was successful because the submarine HMS Vengeance and its crew were “certified” afterwards. However, she ...

Read More »

Trump Taps Billionaire Pharma Mogul And NFL Franchise Owner Woody Johnson To Be Ambassador To Britain

Swampity-swamp-swamp. Reuters reports: President-elect Donald Trump said on Thursday that National Football League team owner Woody Johnson was “going to St. James,” indicating he would assume the plum diplomatic post of U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom. Trump referred to Johnson, owner of the New York Jets, as “ambassador” during remarks at a luncheon in Washington honoring supporters on the ...

Read More »

BRITAIN: PM Theresa May Takes Hard Line On Brexit, Calls For Clean Break From Single Market [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: In a speech that holds the potential to define Britain’s relations with its neighbors for decades to come, Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday charted a course toward a clean break with the European Union after more than four decades of integration with the Continent. Mrs. May emphasized Britain’s determination to regain control of migration ...

Read More »

Singer Charlotte Church Blasts Trump’s Inauguration Invite: You Should Have Known I Think You’re A Tyrant

USA Today reports: With 10 days to go before Donald Trump’s inauguration, the entertainment roster is still sparse, with only Jackie Evancho, the Rockettes, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Talladega College Marching Tornadoes confirmed to perform. On Tuesday, British singers Rebecca Ferguson and Charlotte Church officially turned him down. Church, a classical/pop singer from Wales who rose to fame ...

Read More »

REPORT: British PM Theresa May Sent Aides On Secret US Trip To Improve Relationship With Trump Team

Bloomberg reports: U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May sent her two most senior aides on a secret trip to the U.S. in an attempt to build bridges with President-elect Donald Trump after a frosty start to their relationship, and top aides to both leaders continue to meet. May’s joint chiefs of staff, Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill, flew across the Atlantic ...

Read More »