Campaigners battle to save pivotal Falklands War ship from scrapheap
A BRITISH warship that survived being bombed during the Falklands War is at the centre of a battle by campaigners to save it being condemned to the scrapheap.
HMS Plymouth played a pivotal role in the Falklands WarCampaigners are battling to save HMS Plymouth being thrown on the scrapheap[BARCROFT MEDIA]
HMS Plymouth's wardroom witnessed the 1982 surrender of Argentine forces following the conflict, which left some 258 British servicemen dead.
Tories build up huge lead over Labour on the economy (but fall behind UKIP on policies over Europe and immigration)
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 09:08
Ipsos MORI find 45% back Cameron on the economy to just 20% for Miliband
Same poll finds the economy is seen as the most important issue for voters
But Tories fall behind Labour on which party is best for NHS and schools
UKIP is also ahead of the Conservatives on immigration, asylum and Europe
Survey last week put the Tories one point ahead of Labour on 34% support
Separate poll by Lord Ashcroft today puts Tories and Labour level on 33%
Last Updated (Tuesday, 16 September 2014 09:26)
No Jews: What schoolboys were told by security guard when trying to go into Sports Direct store in Hertfordshire
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 07:57
Security guard allegedly told boys 'no jews' as they entered Sports Direct
11-year-olds were wearing uniform of Yavneh College in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Guard is sacked by security firm that supplies Sports Direct with staff
Sports Direct describes the guard's behaviour as 'deeply offensive and disrespectful'
STEPHEN GLOVER: Given up caring if the Scots go it alone? Read what it will mean for England if they do.. and weep
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 06:57
When the votes of the Scottish referendum are totted up on Friday morning, there will be many millions of people south of the border eagerly hanging on the results. I don’t expect to go to bed on Thursday night.
Even a ‘No’ vote will lead to considerable changes. New powers will be transferred to Scotland, though they will hardly satisfy hard-line Nationalists, who will be bitter and disgruntled inhabitants of our island.
But if Scotland plumps for independence — equally likely — the changes will be cataclysmic. The lives of English, Welsh and Northern Irish people will be transformed every bit as much as the lives of Scots.
Mediterranean migrant boat shipwrecks highlight need for EU action
Monday, 15 September 2014 18:13
European leaders must do more to provide safe and legal ways for refugees and migrants to access international protection in the European Union, Amnesty International said today after a boat bound for Italy sank off the coast of Libya leaving many feared drowned.
“The response of EU member states to the refugee crises in the Middle East and North Africa has been shameful,” said John Dalhuisen, Amnesty International’s Europe and Central Asia Director.
A lorry load of trouble: Shortage of truck drivers caused by EU rules puts economic recovery at risk… with Christmas deliveries already under threat
Saturday, 13 September 2014 21:09
EU rules insisting on higher training has made shortage worse
Thousands of British heavy goods drivers retiring as population ages
Shortfall could lead to problems stocking shelves for Christmas and transporting grit for winter
A shortage of UK lorry drivers caused by European rules is threatening the economic recovery and putting deliveries to shops and homes at risk, hauliers and MPs have warned.
Serial murderer and rapist, 50, given right to die under controversial Belgian euthanasia laws
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 08:05
Frank Van Den Bleeken, 50, has been behind bars for 30 years
Belgian judges have ruled he can die with the aid of doctors
His lawyer says the killer is 'suffering, and suffering unbearably'
How would Bonnie Prince Wallace the Bruce vote? Chad Hanging for Eye-Witness News, Palm Beach, exposes the farce of the referendum
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 07:21
With just two days until Scotland votes on independence, let’s cross to Eye-Witness News, Palm Beach, for an international perspective . . .
Good morning, America, how are ya? This is your favourite son, Chad Hanging, with another three hours of news you can use. Our top story today comes from Scotlandland, where people are deciding whether to break away from the United Kingdom. We go live to our chief foreign correspondent, Brit Limey, in Edinburl.
Good morning, Chad. I’m standing here in the Athens of the North . . .
Last Updated (Tuesday, 16 September 2014 07:44)
Leaving the EU would put West farms at risk because they are 'reliant' on immigrants
Monday, 15 September 2014 18:23
Dairy farmers across the West would struggle to get the cows milked every day if Britain left the EU or rules on migrant workers were tightened up, farmers have warned.
Migrant workers, especially from eastern Europe, make such an important contribution to the dairy industry, that farmers' leaders are warning of "dire straits" hanging over the entire industry if their status is threatened.
Hundreds of dairy farmers across the South West – Britain's main dairy region – took part in a survey organised by the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers which revealed serious problems would ensue if that supply of labour from migrant workers was curtailed.
Outrage as EU blocks democratic challenge to US trade deal
Sunday, 14 September 2014 07:03
The following is extracted from Caroline Stephens' (UKIP PPC) daily newsletter:
By John Hilary
There is something rotten in the state of Europe when an unelected, unaccountable EU body can glibly inform millions of us that we no longer have the right to question its most dangerous and unpopular policies.
This is exactly what has just happened, as the European Commission has announced that it will not allow a European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) to challenge the secret trade talks it is holding with the US government, supposedly on our behalf.
Last Updated (Sunday, 14 September 2014 07:17)
Independent Scotland No Shoo-In for the EU On Its Own, Scotland Could Face Trouble in Brussels
Friday, 12 September 2014 11:51
BRUSSELS—As polls suggest a tight race for Scotland's independence referendum next week, the European Union is reluctantly confronting a thorny problem: How would it respond to an independent Scotland's bid to join the EU?
Democratic, peaceful Scotland would seem to meet the requirements for EU membership, and Scottish leaders have promised to join 18 months after a referendum victory, which is when it says it would become independent. But the application process is complex, especially since Scotland wants exemptions to EU rules similar to those Britain enjoys.
Potentially more important, many European countries face their own separatist movements, making them wary of welcoming a breakaway region.
- The EU needs a completely new direction
- Government Willing to Go for FTA With European Union: Commerce Minister
- Divided European Union in new talks on Russia sanctions over Ukraine European Union meets with some members arguing ceasefire should be given a chance to succeed before new measures against Russia are considered
- Juncker gives key EU economy jobs to UK and France
E-Books - Democracy - EU Folly - Video no more
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Camerons private carbuncle - Pension Porpor - Tax Heist - Purple Pigs - Red Fuel Ripoff
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TTIP World Governance - Croatia Fail - Eurosceptic gorwth - EU President who ?
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Friday News Special
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Mobile Data Cheap - EU Navy - Cyprus Turkey Rutt - EU and Christian Church debacle
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Crumbling EU recovery threatens UK growth: Figures show that Britain's economy grew at its slowest pace in a year
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European Commission adopts ‘Partnership Agreement’ with Romania on using EU Structural and Investment Funds for growth and jobs in 2014-2020
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UK should consider leaving the EU warns Legal & General boss
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EU Supports Moldova To Secure FTA Benefits
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What a waste! Unelected Eurocrats’ trips cost taxpayer £2.5m a year - JET-SETTING round the world by unelected Brussels chiefs costs European taxpayers more than £2.5million a year, it emerged yesterday.
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