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"Execute them" - Councillor proposes shocking solution for removing travellers

Maidenhead Advertiser by Simon Meechan | Thursday, 23 October 2014

A councillor's shock solution for removing travellers from sites is to 'execute' them. Conservative councillor for Cox Green Alan Mellins made the offensive comment at a planning and housing overview and scrutiny panel meeting in Maidenhead Town Hall on Monday. The panel was discussing how to respond to the Government's consultation on more...


Latvian MEP Who Quit Ukip EU Group Attacks 'Rude' Nigel Farage

Huffington Post by Ned Simons | Thursday, 23 October 2014

The Latvian MEP who quit Ukip's grouping in the European parliament last week has angrily rejected claims that she was blackmailed and attacked Nigel Farage's "rude" attitude. Iveta Grigule decision to leave Farage's Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD) group almost caused it to collapse. It was only saved when more...


Mike Read withdraws his ‘Ukip Calypso’ from sale

The Independent by Robert Dex | Thursday, 23 October 2014

The former Radio 1 DJ Mike Read has apologised for “unintentionally causing offence” with his “Ukip Calypso”, sung with a mock Caribbean accent, adding that he had asked his record company to withdraw the song from sale. The song, which praises the anti-EU party and its leader Nigel Farage, included the more...


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Man charged with preparing acts of terrorism

The Telegraph by . | Friday, 24 October 2014

A 26-year-old man has been charged with the preparation of terrorism acts. Tuhin Shahensha, from Southsea, Portsmouth, appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court in London and was remanded in custody. He was one of four people arrested as part of a number of warrants executed across Hampshire and London by officers from the more...


London: Man Arrested on Suspicion of Attending Terrorist Training Camp in Syria

IBT by Lewis Dean | Thursday, 23 October 2014

A man has today (22 October) been arrested in London on suspicion of attending a terrorist training camp in Syria. Scotland Yard's counter-terrorism unit arrested the 32-year-old man and took him to a London police station, where he remains. The man is suspected of "attending a place used for terrorist training", more...


Five Britons a week travel to Iraq and Syria to join Isis, says Met chief

The Guardian by Shiv Malik and Duncan Gardham | Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Five Britons are travelling to Iraq and Syria to join Islamic State (Isis) every week, the UK’s most senior police officer has revealed, after reports that a third jihadi from Portsmouth has been killed in the conflict. The Metropolitan police commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, said the figure was a minimum and more...


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FRANCE | Banned Comedian and Incendiary Essayist Form Controversial New Political Party in France

Saturday, 25 October 2014, 00:43 | Source:Vice News | | Click here for original article

Former comedian Dieudonné M'Bala M'Bala, whose shows were banned in France earlier this year, and incendiary essayist Alain Soral, who is currently under investigation for publishing anti-Semitic texts, have joined forces to launch a new French political party, according to information published on Tuesday on Mediapart, an online French investigative more...


HUNGARY | Jobbik calls for "freedom fight"

Friday, 24 October 2014, 14:50 | Source: Global Post | | Click here for original article

The radical nationalist Jobbik party commemorated Hungary’s failed anti-Soviet revolt on Thursday, at Budapest’s Corvin Place, one of the centres of the 1956 events. Deputy leader of Jobbik Janos Volner called for a “freedom fight in a spiritual sense” and pointed to negative demographic trends, and the danger of Hungary’s soil more...


VENEZUELA | Venezuela Rejects "Interventionist" Remarks by Spanish President

Friday, 24 October 2014, 14:47 | Source: telesurtv.net | | Click here for original article

Venezuela's Foreign Ministry has issued the “strongest condemnation” of remarks made by Spain's President Mariano Rajoy, in statement released late Thursday. Rajoy’s remarks came after a meeting with Lilian Tintori, wife of the extreme right-wing opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez. Lopez was arrested after his role in a wave of violence more...