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Swimsuit and Beach Pyjamas, ca. 1930

The fashion from the continent arrives in Britain in 1930. Beach pyjamas were very popular with the fashionable ladies of the 30s. Worn with bare backs, the beach suit had the arms revealed and long flared legs- the start of elegant leisure wear. Designers found new freedom with the coming of synthetic materials that flowed around the body. (via)

POLL: 95 Percent of BBC Viewers Think Multiculturalism Has Failed

A whopping 95 percent of respondents to a BBC straw poll have said that they think multiculturalism in Britain is a failure. The poll was taken yesterday morning during the BBC’s Saturday Morning Live show, and asked “Is multiculturalism working?” Just 5 percent said “Yes”; 95 percent said “No”. Show More Summary

UK Manufacturing Growth Cools As Export Orders Slip: EEF

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's main manufacturing trade association trimmed its growth forecast for 2014 on Monday after its members reported the first fall in export orders since early 2013. The EEF association said its quarterly survey...Show More Summary

Britain's Barclays to sell Spanish assets to Caixabank

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Barclays is selling its Spanish retail and corporate banking operations to Caixabank, the two companies said on Sunday, as the British bank starts shrinking its struggling European divisions as part of a major overhaul. Caixabank, Spain's...Show More Summary

Britain's Barclays to sell Spanish assets to Caixabank

11 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

Britain's Barclays is selling its Spanish retail and corporate banking operations to Caixabank, the two lenders said on Sunday, as it continues a major restructuring and shrinks some of its struggling European divisions. Caixabank, Spain's...Show More Summary

Rep. Peter King: If Only Obama Could Be A Leader Like Cameron

Congressman Peter king pines for president who can lead, and wishes we had a head of state like Britain’s David Cameron. I wish our president was showing the same leadership David Cameron showed,” King said. “What is the president waiting for? I agree that we have to have coalitions and other forces on our side, [...]

Prince Harry To Inherit $17 Million On 30th Birthday As Part Of Late Mother’s Will

Prince Harry is about to become a very rich 30-year-old, not that he has been lacking for anything in anyway in the financial department as members of the royal family in Britain don’t tend to have money issues. Nevertheless, the young...Show More Summary

British man injured taking selfie during run around country

An adventurer bidding to become the first person to swim, cycle and run the length of Britain has abandoned his challenge after twisting his ankle while taking a picture of himself.


Outside of… particular circles… I haven’t seen terribly much attention directed at the remarkable and horrifying revelations in Britain. Some 1,400 young girls over the last fifteen years were sexually abused, and little was done due to apparent indifference, a lack of cooperation, and fears of being accused of racism and assumptions

MotoGP Grand Prix of Great Britain 2014 Results: Winner, Standings and Reaction

It was only a temporary blip that Marc Marquez spent away from the top of the MotoGP podium after firing back at Silverstone on Sunday with his 11th victory of the 2014 season. The Czech Grand Prix earlier this month was the first of...Show More Summary

Parents of British boy in Spain face extradition

20 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

MADRID (AP) — A critically-ill 5-year-old boy driven to Spain by his parents against doctors' advice is receiving medical treatment for a brain tumor in a Spanish hospital as his parents await extradition to Britain, police said Sun...

The self-loathing of the British Left is now a problem for us all

It’s often been observed that a certain type of British Lefty hates Britain – and that they reserve particularly hatred for Englishness. Back in 1941 George Orwell made this acute remark: England is perhaps the only great country whose intellectuals are ashamed of their own nationality. In left-wing circles it is always felt that there is [...]

I Can Read Mississippi With My Eyes Shut Tight

Recently, some fancy numbers have suggested that if it were a state, Britain would be competing with Mississippi to be the poorest of all fifty-one states. So what does this mean? Whatever the case, Will Truman would rather not have to choose between living Mississippi or Britain.

U.S. Air Strikes and Aid for Iraqi Town Under Siege

(WASHINGTON) — Aircraft from the United States, Australia, France and Britain dropped food and water to the beleaguered Iraqi town of Amirli, which has been under siege by Islamic State militants for nearly two months, the Pentagon said Saturday night. U.S. airstrikes supported the humanitarian mission. Thousands of Shiite Turkmen have been stranded in the…

Britain's MI6 aided torture of Nepal Maoists, book claims

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British authorities funded a four-year-long intelligence operation in Nepal that led to Maoist rebels being arrested, tortured and killed during the country's civil war, according to the author of a new book on Kathmandu. Launched in...Show More Summary

Spoken British National Corpus 2014.

Tim Dowling at the Guardian writes about a worthwhile new project: Almost nothing is marvellous these days, but everything is awesome. According to a study by Lancaster University and Cambridge University Press, Britain has all but abandoned the former adjective in favour of the latter. Early evidence from their project, the Spoken British National Corpus […]

'Roman in the Provinces: Art on the Periphery of Empire' on view at the Yale University Art Gallery

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The Roman Empire was vast and diverse, but the inhabitants of even its most far-flung provinces?Britain, Gaul, Turkey, Syria, Egypt, and Tunisia? were all, to some degree, ?Roman.? Roman in the Provinces: Art on the Periphery of Empire...Show More Summary

MARK STEYN: The Reformation Of Manners. “Now, in the new multiculti Britain, the child sex trade i…

MARK STEYN: The Reformation Of Manners. “Now, in the new multiculti Britain, the child sex trade is back, as part of the rich, vibrant tapestry of diversity – along with Jew-hate, and honor killings, and decapitation porn.” Reform, hell. I’m buying more ammo.

French lessons in how not to run an economy

My regular column is available to subscribers on This is an excerpt. Britain and France are two nations separated by just 21 miles of sea but sharply divided by their economic performance. France, economically stagnant, is experiencing rising...

New EU president Tusk 'can't imagine' Britain leaving

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Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk, named Saturday as the next European Union president, said he could not imagine the bloc without Britain and pledged to do everything possible to meet London's demands for reform. I cannot imagine it...Show More Summary

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