Category: UK

Majority of British voters agree with Corbyn’s claim UK foreign policy increases risk of terrorism | The Independent

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An overwhelming majority of people agree with Jeremy Corbyn that British involvement in foreign wars has put the public at greater risk of terrorism, according to a new poll. The exclusive ORB survey for The Independent found 75 per cent of people believe interventions in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya have made atrocities on UK soil more likely.

Source: Majority of British voters agree with Corbyn’s claim UK foreign policy increases risk of terrorism | The Independent

This Facebook comment about Jeremy Corbyn is going viral – The London Economic

This Facebook comment about Jeremy Corbyn and the General Election is going viral on social media. Apparently it was initially written as a comment on another post, but was quickly reposted and has been going viral on social media ever

Source: This Facebook comment about Jeremy Corbyn is going viral – The London Economic

General election: Labour close gap on Tories to six points, new poll shows | The Independent

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Labour continues to close the gap on the Conservatives as the parties head towards the General Election on 8 June, according to a new opinion poll. The poll by Survation for ITV’s Good Morning Britain (GMB) puts Labour on 37 per cent, up three points on a week ago and six points behind the Tories who are unchanged on 43 per cent. The Liberal Democrats on 8 per cent and Ukip on 4 per cent are both unchanged while the SNP are down one on 2 per cent and the Greens are also down one on 1 per cent.

Source: General election: Labour close gap on Tories to six points, new poll shows | The Independent

Manchester attack: What we know about Islamic State and Salman Abedi – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

In the hours after a suicide bomber killed more than 20 young concert goers in Manchester, the Islamic State group made a mistake.

Source: Manchester attack: What we know about Islamic State and Salman Abedi – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Buying the election? Tory billionaires outspend Labour’s trade unions in donor war — RT UK

Donations from the billionaire business lobby to the Conservative Party are already almost double the total handed to Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour by the trade union movement, figures published by the Electoral Commission on Friday show.

Source: Buying the election? Tory billionaires outspend Labour’s trade unions in donor war — RT UK

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 | Marina Hyde | Opinion | The Guardian

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

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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 donations page. The funds will be used to support victims and victims’ families of the terror attack in Westminster on Wednesday in which four people died and 40 injured.

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

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

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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 scheme to tackle misogyny. The Fawcett Society, which campaigns for women’s rights, praised the development but called for the policy to be entereed in to the law.

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

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

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

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

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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 of data collection. Prime Minister Theresa May welcomed the findings claiming it showed how the powers, which she is currently trying to cement in legislation, are of “crucial importance” to MI5, MI6 and GCHQ.

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

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

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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 chances of young ethnic minority people in the UK have collapsed in the past five years and are now at their worst level for generations. The report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission is the biggest ever review of race equality in the UK and its findings are damning.

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

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 for a three-day convention, the 50th time the annual event has taken place. On the final day, attendees were led by the global Caliph of the movement in a vow of peace and a pledge of allegiance to their home countries

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

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

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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 about the man. He also claims the teenage Mr Farage sang “gas ‘em all, gas ‘em all”, a neo-Nazi song about Jewish people.

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

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

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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 the EU at the next election, said the appointment showed Ms May was “not serious” about negotiating a deal with with Europe and the rest of the world.

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

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 EU Referendum – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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

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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’ of Islamophobia after Brexit vote | Home News | News | The Independent

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. The Brexit vote on Thursday ends that story, at least in its current volume.

Source: Britain’s Brexit just killed globalisation as we know it

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 Merkel urges caution on ‘Brexit’ talks as uncertainties grow

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 – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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