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Theresa May calls for UK general election on 8 June – live updates | The Independent

Theresa May has called for a general election to be held in the UK on 8 June. Here are the latest updates: Source: Theresa May calls for UK general election on 8 June – live updates | The Independent

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Britain hands over embassy to Israel’s war industry | The Electronic Intifada

The UK Israel Tech Hub encourages sadistic experiments against the Palestinians. Source: Britain hands over embassy to Israel’s war industry | The Electronic Intifada

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What if that London attack wasn’t Even Terrorism?

By Steve Hewitt | (The Conversation) | – – A middle-aged man with a history of criminal activity and violence, … Source: What if that London attack wasn’t Even Terrorism?

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Here are Nigel Farage’s British values: rubbishing London for money on Fox News | Marina Hyde | Opinion | The Guardian

He talks about ‘respect’, but the rightwing blowhard’s response to the Westminster attack has been tall tales he can only get away with on US TV Source: Here are Nigel Farage’s British values: rubbishing London for money on Fox News … Continue reading

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Muslim community raises £3,000 in just one hour in support of Westminster terror attack victims | The Independent

A Muslim-led campaign to raise money to support the families of victims of the Westminster terror attack has seen donations soar above £3,000 an hour after launching. Muslims United for London saw donations flood in immediately after launching the online … Continue reading

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UK Video London a Naked City

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London terrorist attack: What we know and what we don’t know

Police investigations are ongoing into an attack in London on Wednesday. Source: London terrorist attack: What we know and what we don’t know

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Nice media conference but the Trump-Putin agenda dwarfs Theresa May’s to-do list

Surely she didn’t believe Trump’s commitment to NATO. Nonetheless, it would have been useful for her to get him on the record – sort-of. Source: Nice media conference but the Trump-Putin agenda dwarfs Theresa May’s to-do list

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Students, foreign workers targeted in UK migrant crackdown

Under the Conservative government’s plans, students and skilled workers from countries including Australia will all be targeted as part of a tough new stance on migrants. Source: Students, foreign workers targeted in UK migrant crackdown

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Compare this to what Abbott, Dutton and Bolt are saying

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Libya, David Cameron’s “Iraq”? Damning Report Shreds Another War Monger

Libya: David Cameron’s Iraq Source: Libya, David Cameron’s “Iraq”? Damning Report Shreds Another War Monger – PravdaReport

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Misogyny could be treated as a hate crime by police across UK | The Independent

Misogyny could be treated as a hate crime by police forces across England and Wales in a bid to tackle sexist abuse.  The move comes after Nottinghamshire Police reportedly launched 20 investigations in the first two months of its pioneering … Continue reading

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How worried should we be about national debt? | Business | The Guardian

The argument for fiscal austerity, coupled with concerns about budget deficits in the UK and US, is gaining traction, but invalid Source: How worried should we be about national debt? | Business | The Guardian

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Jailed Islamist terrorists to be isolated in UK prisons despite risk of comparisons with Guantanamo Bay | Crime | News | The Independent

Extremists convicted of committing terrorist acts in the name of Islam are to be isolated in secure units away from other prisoners – despite the risk that the UK will be accused of creating its own Guantanamo Bay. Source: Jailed … Continue reading

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UK terror-law watchdog has given a green light to powers for spy agencies to collect bulk data | UK Politics | News | The Independent

POWERS that allow spy agencies to harvest bulk data were today given the go-ahead by the UK’s terror-law watchdog. In David Anderson QC’s report, published this morning, he said there was a “proven operational case” for most of the controversial methods … Continue reading

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Racism on the rise in UK after Brexit vote: Watchdog – News from Al Jazeera

EHRC says racial inequality is worsening in the United Kingdom for young blacks and people from ethnic minorities. Source: Racism on the rise in UK after Brexit vote: Watchdog – News from Al Jazeera

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Life chances of black and ethnic minority Britons at lowest level for generations, report finds

Black people in Britain are more than twice as likely to be murdered as white people, and three times as likely to be prosecuted and sentenced, according to a new report published on Thursday, which will claim that the life … Continue reading

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More than 30,000 Muslims from across the world meet in the UK to reject Isis and Islamic extremism

Thousands of Muslims from across the world converged on the UK for a convention where they rejected extremism and violence of terror groups such as Isis. More than 30,000 members of the Ahmadiyya Islamic movement met at Oakland Farm in Hampshire … Continue reading

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Farage’s fascist past? Nigel boasted about his NF initials and sang ‘gas them all’, claims schoolfriend

Nigel Farage was proud at the height of Britain’s far right movement that his initials NF also stood for National Front, according to a close school friend who after years of silence says he now wants the public to understand more … Continue reading

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Why Britain Suddenly Has A New Prime Minister, Explained For Americans

Basically, a bloke called Graham decided it. Source: Why Britain Suddenly Has A New Prime Minister, Explained For Americans

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Theresa May is kind of dangerous: Britain’s new prime minister has a nasty Islamophobia problem – Salon.com

Conversative Party’s May has driven extreme policies that surveil and criminalize Muslims, migrants and refugees Source: Theresa May is kind of dangerous: Britain’s new prime minister has a nasty Islamophobia problem – Salon.com

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Theresa May ‘loses credibility after 90 minutes as Prime Minister’ for Boris Johnson appointment | UK Politics | News | The Independent

The Liberal Democrats have denounced the decision to appoint Boris Johnson as foreign secretary – saying Theresa May has “lost credibility after 90 minutes as Prime Minister”. The party, which has pledged to campaign on a platform of remaining in … Continue reading

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Brexit: British Chancellor George Osborne warns of tax hikes, spending cuts after Leave vote – Brexit: UK EU Referendum – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Britain’s Chancellor says taxes will have to be raised and spending cut in the wake of the vote to leave the EU. Source: Brexit: British Chancellor George Osborne warns of tax hikes, spending cuts after Leave vote – Brexit: UK … Continue reading

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UK entering ‘unchartered territory’ of Islamophobia after Brexit vote | Home News | News | The Independent

British Muslims are suffering an “explosion” in faith-based hatred with many women now afraid to conduct their daily lives, according to a new report which also warns of heightened racism following the vote on Brexit. Source: UK entering ‘unchartered territory’ … Continue reading

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Shocking Reports of Hate Crimes Across England Evoke Nightmares of 1930s Germany

This is terrifying. Source: Shocking Reports of Hate Crimes Across England Evoke Nightmares of 1930s Germany

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One Tweet Brilliantly Captures the Hypocrisy of Britain’s Anti-Immigrant Hysteria

Bullseye. Source: One Tweet Brilliantly Captures the Hypocrisy of Britain’s Anti-Immigrant Hysteria

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After Brexit, UK gripped by profound case of denial

Half of the United Kingdom is in denial. They don’t think they’re in denial. They think they’re being ingenious. Source: After Brexit, UK gripped by profound case of denial

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Beyond Brexit: The consequences of Britain’s great exit – Al Jazeera English

What lies ahead for the United Kingdom and global financial markets now that the reality of a Brexit is inevitable? Source: Beyond Brexit: The consequences of Britain’s great exit – Al Jazeera English

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Brexit could mean VISA-FREE migration between Australia, UK, Canada and NZ | World | News | Daily Express

A PROPOSED free mobility labour zone between Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Canada has strong support, according to a poll. Source: Brexit could mean VISA-FREE migration between Australia, UK, Canada and NZ | World | News | Daily Express

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What will Brexit do to Britain’s place in the world? | Politics | The Guardian

Britain still belongs to the UN security council, the G7 and Nato – but there are questions over its diplomatic clout Source: What will Brexit do to Britain’s place in the world? | Politics | The Guardian

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Britain’s Brexit just killed globalisation as we know it

The economic story of the past quarter century was the rapid advance of globalisation, the unleashing of trade and commerce among countries rich and poor — a McDonald’s in every European capital, “Made in China” labels throughout Toys R Us. … Continue reading

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German leader Angela Merkel urges caution on ‘Brexit’ talks as uncertainties grow

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday urged her fellow European Union leaders to react cautiously to Britain’s vote to leave the EU, breaking with fellow European ministers who seek a swift and decisive divorce with Britain. Source: German leader Angela … Continue reading

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China laughs at Britain’s hope to negotiate quick free trade deal following Brexit: Shanghaiist

Following the United Kingdom’s shock decision to leave the European Union Source: China laughs at Britain’s hope to negotiate quick free trade deal following Brexit: Shanghaiist

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Facing an uncertain future after Brexit, Brits stay calm

Source: Facing an uncertain future after Brexit, Brits stay calm

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Brexit: Shocked European Union tells Britain to leave quickly amid ‘chain reaction’ fears – Brexit: UK EU Referendum – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

A stunned European Union has urged Britain to leave as soon as possible amid fears its exit could spark more referendums. Source: Brexit: Shocked European Union tells Britain to leave quickly amid ‘chain reaction’ fears – Brexit: UK EU Referendum … Continue reading

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British Lose Right to Claim That Americans Are Dumber – The New Yorker

Across the United Kingdom on Friday, Britons mourned their long-cherished right to claim that Americans were significantly dumber than they are. Source: British Lose Right to Claim That Americans Are Dumber – The New Yorker

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Brexit stage right: what Britain’s decision to leave the EU means for Australia – Brexit: UK EU Referendum – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Britain’s decision to leave the European Union has opened a fundamental crack in the Western world. Source: Brexit stage right: what Britain’s decision to leave the EU means for Australia – Brexit: UK EU Referendum – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting … Continue reading

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Nicola Sturgeon announces plans for second Scottish independence referendum after UK votes for Brexit | UK Politics | News | The Independent

It is “democratically unacceptable” that Scotland will be taken out of the EU against its will, Nicola Sturgeon has said, and a second independence referendum is “highly likely”. The First Minister said that the Scottish Government would commence preparations for … Continue reading

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Brexit vote met with celebrations from far-right groups across Europe | Europe | News | The Independent

Leaders of far-right and outsider parties across Europe have been celebrating Britain’s decision to leave the EU, with some demanding their own votes on whether to leave the bloc. Source: Brexit vote met with celebrations from far-right groups across Europe | … Continue reading

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Brexit: Bugger Britain – it’s the world that counts

If the Poms want to shoot themselves in their economic foot, I don’t care. But I do care about the isolationist small-mindedness that seems to have driven the Brexit vote. Source: Brexit: Bugger Britain – it’s the world that counts

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Brexit: UK’s richest lose more than $7b as markets tumble

The richest people in the UK lost big after the country stunned markets by voting to leave the EU. Source: Brexit: UK’s richest lose more than $7b as markets tumble

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Brexit vote: Mayhem sweeps across a disunited kingdom

Political and economic mayhem swept across the UK on Friday, as the Brexit vote brutally reconfigured the nation’s assumptions and prospects. Source: Brexit vote: Mayhem sweeps across a disunited kingdom

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John Oliver Slams “Absolutely Insane” Brexit Campaign | Mother Jones

“You would expect the Brexit camp to have some pretty solid arguments. Unfortunately, many of them are bullshit.” Source: John Oliver Slams “Absolutely Insane” Brexit Campaign | Mother Jones

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Alleged Killer of British MP Jo Cox Had Ties to a Neo-Nazi Party | Mother Jones

Receipts and invoices show shooter’s links to the US-based National Alliance. Source: Alleged Killer of British MP Jo Cox Had Ties to a Neo-Nazi Party | Mother Jones

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Jo Cox: Thomas Mair appears in court over murder of British MP – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Thomas Mair appears in court charged with the murder of MP Jo Cox. Source: Jo Cox: Thomas Mair appears in court over murder of British MP – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Britain’s Brexit Battle To Reverberate Around The World

Either way it goes, there’ll be repercussions. Source: Britain’s Brexit Battle To Reverberate Around The World

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Welcome to Weimar Britain – Al Jazeera English

A humane member of parliament has been murdered for the sanctified cause of Britain First – and immigrants last. Source: Welcome to Weimar Britain – Al Jazeera English

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New move to impeach Tony Blair over Iraq War gains cross-party support | UK Politics | News | The Independent

A cross-party group of MPs, including former SNP leader Alex Salmond, may renew their attempts to impeach Tony Blair following the publication of the Chilcot report later this year. According to reports, Mr Salmond has begun rallying support for an attempted prosecution, … Continue reading

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Who’s in, who’s out: Trump’s version of modern society

If Donald Trump is elected president of the United States, London’s new mayor would be barred from entering the country because he’s a Muslim. Source: Who’s in, who’s out: Trump’s version of modern society

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Londoners win as Sadiq Khan cruises to victory – Al Jazeera English

It is vital that Londoners and beyond wage a war against our common enemies that keep on dividing us. Source: Londoners win as Sadiq Khan cruises to victory – Al Jazeera English

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