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Britain agrees to sell Eurostar stake

Britain will sell its 40-percent stake in the Eurostar rail link to a consortium - for 585 million pounds. ||| London - Britain agreed to sell its 40-percent stake in the Eurostar rail link for 585 million pounds to a consortium comprising...Show More Summary

Review: Defender of Rome by Douglas Jackson

A historical fiction review by Mary Harrsch © 2015 Gaius Valerius Verrens has returned to Rome after surviving the brutal Boudiccan Revolt in Britain. Although his emperor, Nero, has bestowed upon him the corona aurea, pronouncing him...Show More Summary


SO IT’S NOT JUST ROTHERHAM. THESE MUSLIM RAPE RINGS SEEM TO BE A GENERAL PROBLEM IN BRITAIN: Police investigating grooming and sexual abuse of teenage girls as young as 13 in Rochdale charge 10 men. Good thing Labour instigated a mass-immigration program to make Britain less British. Mission Accomplished!

NY Times: Britain’s Elite Still Enjoying a Tax Break 100 Years Old

New York Times Deal Book, Britain’s Elite Still Enjoying a Tax Break 100 Years Old: They are among the British moneyed elite: the head of the nation’s largest bank, a billionaire hedge fund manager and the owner of some of London’s most luxurious nightclubs. Yet for tax purposes, they are...

Royal Mint Unveils New Portrait of Queen For Britain’s Coinage

I’m quite fond of British money and one thing that all Anglophiles know is that all British coins and currency feature a portrait of the Queen. The portrait has changed over the years and now the Royal Mint have unveiled the fifth iteration of the Queen’s Portrait. Show More Summary

Britain Needn’t Fear More Coalition Government

Coalition government isn't inherently less stable than single-party rule. The opposite may actually be true.

Child Abuse in Britain: 'A National Threat'

Britain's Prime Minister has ordered police forces across the country to treat child sexual abuse as a "national threat", equivalent to terrorism and organised crime.

The Guinea Pig Club

Excerpted from Extreme Medicine: How Exploration Transformed Medicine in the Twentieth Century by Kevin Fong, out now from The Penguin Press HC. On Aug. 31, 1940, the Battle of Britain was reaching a critical phase when Hurricane pilot Tom Gleave’s aircraft came under enemy fire. Show More Summary

The Price of Failure in Naval Innovation

German Fleet on its way to surrender in 1918 On 21 November 1918 Great Britain’s Royal Navy (RN) stood at the pinnacle of naval power and success. Its greatest and most dangerous opponent to date, the German Empire’s High Seas Fleet, sailed to Scapa Flow to surrender and be interned pending armistice negotiations. Show More Summary

Who's To Blame for Obesity? AdLand?

Summary: Many people are blaming advertising for the obesity epidemic across the well-developed nations. The United States has a "big" problem with obesity, and our sister nation, Great Britain, has the highest childhood obesity rate in Western Europe. With well-developed nations comes well-oiled, corporate machines. Show More Summary

Tapes Emerge Of 'Jihadi John' Discussing Interrogation By UK Intelligence

18 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

LONDON (AP) -- Audio tapes in which the man identified as "Jihadi John" complains about scrutiny from British intelligence services have been broadcast in Britain. The tapes contained a man identified as Mohammed Emwazi describing to the Muslim advocacy group CAGE his encounters with British agents in 2009. Show More Summary

Damning Report: 'Urgent Rethink' of UK Immigration Detention System Needed

A group of MPs and peers are calling for an “urgent rethink” of Britain’s immigrant detention system.

February 2015 Issues Index

The NHS remains the most important issue facing Britain despite falling 4% in the last month. Ipsos Mori note Those who are more likely to mention the NHS include those aged 55+ (51%), ABC1s (45%) and those in the South East outside of London (56%) compared with Londoners (34%), C2DEs (36%) and those aged 18-34 […]

News: Morning Agenda: Buffett’s Warning on Banks

Warren E. Buffett’s annual letter to shareholders seemed to amp up the pugnacity against the financial industry. | JPMorgan’s business tilts toward the consumer side. | Barclays posts an annual loss. | Britain’s elite are still benefiting from an old tax law.

Salt And Silver: Early Photography At Tate Britain

20 hours agoEngland / London : Londonist

Is early photography repetitive or a historic revelation?

"Many were shocked that the apparent executioner in videos made by the Islamic State, or ISIS, was an educated, middle-class metropolitan."

"In fact, academic institutions in Britain have been infiltrated for years by dangerous theocratic fantasists. I should know: I was one of them," writes Maajid Nawaz, in a NYT op-ed.Islamist “entryism” — the term originally described...Show More Summary

Britain’s FTSE gains to trade near record high

Britain’s blue-chip share index rose on Tuesday, with Shire and Associated British Foods gaining on the back of positive comments from brokers. ||| London - Britain's blue-chip share index rose on Tuesday to trade near the previous session's record highs, with Shire and Associated British Foods gaining on the back of positive comments from brokers. Show More Summary

The Spectator at war: Rules of war

From ‘The New Naval Measures and the United States’, The Spectator, 6 March 1915: Britain proposes to stop all German imports and exports by the general pressure of her naval… Continue reading The post The Spectator at war: Rules of war appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Taylor Wimpey profits ROCKETED because there are not enough houses to go around in Britain

Taylor Wimpey's operating profits rocketed 54% because there are simply not enough properties in Britain to sate rampant demand. The UK housebuilder revealed in its 2014 results statement that a nnual pre-tax profits also soared by two thirds to £450m before one-off deductions. Show More Summary

Britain’s Prince William Handles His China Visit With Polish

Pretty impressive, when you consider the diplomatic line he has to tread

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