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Labour's Khan becomes first Muslim mayor of London after bitter campaign
LONDON | BY WILLIAM JAMES AND ELIZABETH PIPER

Sadiq Khan, the son of a bus driver, became London's first Muslim mayor on Saturday, seeing off a Conservative challenger who attempted to link him to extremism and securing a much-needed win for his opposition Labour Party.

Khan's victory, which also makes him the first Muslim to head a major Western capital, was confirmed shortly after midnight inside London's futuristic glass and steel city hall following a day of mixed news for Labour in elections elsewhere in the country.

Dealt a crushing blow in Scotland, where it came third behind the Scottish National Party and Britain's ruling Conservatives, Labour did better than expected in England, saving its left-leaning leader from an early challenge.

But the big prize was the London mayor vote, which pitted Khan, 45, who grew up in public housing in inner city London, against Conservative Zac Goldsmith, 41, the son of a billionaire financier.
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-brita ... SKCN0XX1W4


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Post by Piskey » Sat May 07, 2016 7:56 pm

Sadiq Aman Khan[3] (born 8 October 1970) is a British politician who has served as the Mayor of London since May 2016 and the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tooting since 2005. A member of the Labour Party, he is situated on the party's soft left and has been ideologically characterised as a social democrat.

Born in London to a working-class British Pakistani family, Khan gained a degree in Law from the University of North London. He subsequently worked as a solicitor specialising in human rights, and chaired Liberty for three years. Joining Labour, Khan was a Councillor for the London Borough of Wandsworth from 1994 to 2006 before being elected MP for Tooting in 2005. Under the Labour government of Prime Minister Gordon Brown he was appointed Minister of State for Communities in 2008, later becoming Minister of State for Transport. A key ally of Labour leader Ed Miliband, he served in Miliband's Shadow Cabinet as Shadow Secretary of State for Justice, Shadow Lord Chancellor, and Shadow Minister for London.

Khan was elected Mayor of London in the 2016 mayoral election, succeeding Conservative Party Mayor Boris Johnson. His election made him the first Muslim mayor of a major Western capital.[6] He announced that he would resign as MP for Tooting "as soon as possible".
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In May 2015, he declared his intention to become the Labour Party's mayoral candidate. In September 2015, Khan won the selection, polling 37.5% of the first round vote with former minister Dame Tessa Jowell in second place on 29.7%. In the final round, following the elimination of lower-placed candidates, Khan took 58.9% against 41.1% for Jowell.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sadiq_Khan



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Post by Chilidog » Sat May 07, 2016 8:05 pm

Congratulations to him.



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Post by TollandRCR » Sat May 07, 2016 8:07 pm

Civilized.


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Post by RTH10260 » Sat May 07, 2016 10:12 pm

PS. for the trade union of this forum:

Sadiq Aman and his wife are both lawyers ;)



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Post by Whatever4 » Tue May 10, 2016 9:07 am

From yr Wonkette:

London Has A New Muslim Mayor, And The Stupidest Man On The Internet Is ON IT!
http://wonkette.com/601590/london-has-a ... 7fVLddB.99
Jim Hoft, the Stupidest Man on the Internet,* has once again made an ass of himself by believing some stupid bullshit from the internet, then writing his own stupid bullshit about it. As you’ve probably heard, over the weekend London elected its very first Muslim mayor, Sadiq Khan, who will be barred from visiting the United States of America if Donald Trump is elected president. As Wonkette pal Charles Johnson details at Little Green Footballs, Hoft was very excited to see a Gotcha! tweet from Tommy Robinson, co-founder of the neo-fascist English Defence League, purporting to prove that the slippery Muzzie Mayor had pulled a fast one on London voters by having his wife Saadiya wear western clothes before the election, then promptly forcing her back into a hijab as soon as he was sworn in. Hoft was VERY EXCITED by this inescapable proof of Muslim duplicity:

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Only problem?
Oh, and that shocking photo of Mrs. Khan suddenly forced back into a hijab after the election? Funny thing: It’s not Saadiya Khan at all. It’s Sarah Joseph, a Labour Party campaigner and media CEO who converted to Islam and does wear a hijab.


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Post by RTH10260 » Fri Jul 15, 2016 5:15 pm

UK the new police state?
Nottinghamshire Police to record misogyny and harassment against women as hate crimes
Street harassment, physical approaches and data breaches to be recorded under new definitions

Gabriel Samuels Wednesday 13 July

Nottinghamshire Police liaised with victims of misogyny in formulating its plans PA
Police officers in the UK are to classify misogyny and incidents of harassment against women as hate crimes for the first time, under new measures.

Nottinghamshire Police announced crimes ranging from harassment on the street to aggressive physical approaches will be recorded as hate crimes, becoming the first force in the country to change its definition.

The force now defines misogynistic hate crime as "incidents against women that are motivated by an attitude of a man towards a woman, and includes behaviour targeted towards a woman by men simply because they are a woman".

By the end of July, selected Nottinghamshire officers and staff will have completed comprehensive misogyny hate crime training, in keeping with the new guidelines.

Planning for the scheme began in summer 2014, when members of the police force met with women’s rights campaigners and staff from Nottingham Women’s Centre.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/ho ... 34306.html



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Post by phaseolus » Sat Jul 16, 2016 3:55 pm

Theresa May’s husband steals the show in sexy navy suit as he starts new life as First Man
A single fastened button at the waist helped show off his fantastic figure and a pale blue tie brought out the colour of his eyes.

Round glasses perched on his nose accentuated his amazing bone structure – no doubt one of the assets he used to help him to bag his wife.



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Post by Mikedunford » Sat Jul 16, 2016 4:02 pm

phaseolus wrote:Theresa May’s husband steals the show in sexy navy suit as he starts new life as First Man
A single fastened button at the waist helped show off his fantastic figure and a pale blue tie brought out the colour of his eyes.

Round glasses perched on his nose accentuated his amazing bone structure – no doubt one of the assets he used to help him to bag his wife.
Depending on looks is definitely the strategy of choice for the less talented half of the relationship. I know it's worked well for me.


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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Sat Jul 16, 2016 4:18 pm

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Post by RTH10260 » Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:48 am

euronews script wrote:Bank note controversy in UK

The Bank of England’s new plastic five pound note has fallen foul of vegans and members of the UK’s Sikh and Hindu communities. The outcry is over the use of animal fat in its production.

The process involves a small amount of tallow which is found in some soaps and candles and is derived from animal waste products.

The revelation has triggered an online petition calling for the note to be banned. It’s gathered more than 100,000 signatures.

The controversial fiver has caused a storm on social media. The Bank claims it was unaware of the traces of tallow when it signed the production contract with supplier Innovia.

The Bank of England’s boss has said a solution is urgently being sought.The new plastic £5 note was introduced in September and is more durable than the previous one. It is expected to last an an average of five years.


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Just seen this which says Scottish plastic money is vegan , which shows It can be done. https://t.co/EgCKvBuBuM— Doug Maw (@dougmaw) November 30, 2016

Why are vegans upset about the new five pound note?

Because there is no ethical consumption under capitalism.— Avery Edison (@aedison) November 30, 2016

If nobody wants their new £5 notes which may contain traces of animal fat please feel free to post through my door. Thanks #fivepoundnote— Deano Boroczky (@DeanomusicUK) November 29, 2016

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Post by Suranis » Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:02 am

Oh for goodness sake. There are worse problems in the world than fucking tallow in a 5 pound note.The Vegans need to go get a fucking life. :brickwallsmall:


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Post by SueDB » Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:03 pm

If they don't want them... they can send them all to me for "safe-keeping" and "proper disposal". :-D


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Post by RTH10260 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:53 pm

The Mistress of Westminster meets the Master of the Deal
Is there going to be a Donald Trump-Theresa May lovefest on the lines of the famously warm relations between Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher?



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Post by RTH10260 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:07 pm

UK’s Theresa May praises Trump’s ‘renewal’ but differs on torture
January 26, 2017 at 1:46 PM EST | Updated: Jan 26, 2017 at 5:24 PM

PHILADELPHIA — British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday embraced U.S. President Donald Trump as a friend and ally, but cautioned him not to turn his back on global institutions and long-established political values.

On her first visit to the United States as prime minister, May called the start of Trump’s term “a new era of American renewal” — but firmly rejected the president’s suggestion that torture might be acceptable, and rebuffed some of his foreign-policy views.

May flew to Philadelphia a day before she will hold talks with Trump at the White House and become the first foreign leader to meet the president since his inauguration.
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/wat ... p-retreat/

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Post by RTH10260 » Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:17 pm

Ladies and gentlemen, please raise from your seats!
Queen makes history with Sapphire Jubilee: Royal gun salutes mark 65-year reign

Hannah Furness, arts correspondent Danny Boyle 6 FEBRUARY 2017 • 2:40PM

The Queen has become the first British monarch to reach their Sapphire Jubilee, with royal gun salutes to mark the historic day.

On February 6, the anniversary of the day she became Queen, Elizabeth II has reigned for 65 years.

She is expected to commemorate the landmark date privately at her Sandringham Estate, Norfolk, with no official engagements planned.

Royal gun salutes were staged in London on Accession Day, as is the tradition, with a 41-gun salute by the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery in Green Park at noon.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02 ... e-jubilee/


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Post by Dolly » Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:23 pm

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euronews script wrote:Bank note controversy in UK

The Bank of England’s new plastic five pound note has fallen foul of vegans and members of the UK’s Sikh and Hindu communities. The outcry is over the use of animal fat in its production.

The process involves a small amount of tallow which is found in some soaps and candles and is derived from animal waste products.

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I just saw the post above from Dec 01, 2016 5:48 am

Recently I read this article.

Thirty Year Study of Vegans Finds Increased Rates of Mental Health Issues
http://houstonleader.com/thirty-year-st ... th-issues/


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Post by Suranis » Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:23 pm

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/ni ... ed-9768828
Nigel Farage and Paul Nuttall has been pelted with eggs while campaigning ahead of the Stoke Central by-election.

The former Ukip leader is in town pounding the streets with his successor, Nuttall, who is standing in the by-election.

The pair are holding a joint campaign event in the city tonight.

Hours later, Ukip mega-donor Arron Banks also appeared to have had Creme Eggs thrown at him - which he then ate.
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Post by RTH10260 » Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:46 am

Half of new homes built in Britain the next five years will go to migrants
Britain will need to accommodate 243,000 new households each year
Net ­migration accounts for an estimated 45 per cent of this growth
109,000 extra homes will be needed every year by migrants and their families


By Mail Online Reporter PUBLISHED: 02:07 GMT, 5 February 2017 | UPDATED: 10:10 GMT, 5 February 2017

Almost half of new homes built in the next five years will go to migrants, government figures have revealed.

Soaring immigration means that Britain will need to accommodate as many as 243,000 new households each year for the next 22 years, the Department for Communities and Local Government has said.

It is been estimated that an extra 5.3 million new properties could be needed to meet the growth in population, and an extra 2.4 million of the new homes will be needed for migrants alone.

This means that one new home needs to be built every five minutes to house Britain's burgeoning migrant population.
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Post by RTH10260 » Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:07 pm

now the UK has their own detention and deportation case

Outcry as Britain deports grandmother after nearly 30 years in Britain
A woman married to a British man for nearly 30 years has spoken out against her treatment after she was deported back to Singapore.





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Post by RTH10260 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:46 pm

Deadly Attack Near U.K. Parliament; Car Plows Victims on Westminster Bridge

By KATRIN BENNHOLD and STEPHEN CASTLEMARCH 22, 2017

LONDON — An attack outside Parliament plunged London into turmoil on Wednesday, leaving at least four people dead and 20 injured, and prompting the hasty evacuation of the prime minister in a confusing swirl of violence that traumatized the seat of British power.

The police said they were treating the attack as terrorism, which appeared to make it the most serious such assault in London since the deadly subway bombings more than a decade ago.

Throughout a turbulent afternoon, ambulances, emergency vehicles and heavily armed security officers thronged the area outside Parliament, as one of the busiest sections of London was cordoned off and evacuated. Prime Minister Theresa May was rushed into a vehicle and spirited back to her office, where her aides reported that she was safe.

The attack unfolded around 2:40 p.m., Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said at a news conference.

The driver of a large vehicle mowed down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, which leads to Parliament, killing two people and injuring others, before crashing into a railing.

After the crash, at least one man left the vehicle and approached Parliament, where he stabbed an armed police officer to death and was fatally shot by the police.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/22/worl ... oting.html



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Post by NMgirl » Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:54 pm

It is significant, positively glaring at us, that nobody is talking about the perpetrator. Not. one. word.

A couple of explanations come to mind, the most obvious one being that any revelations will set off a major conflagration of racial/cultural/religious outrage in the UK.


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Post by Mikedunford » Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:03 pm

I think the big thing with that is that it's still early, and they're still tracking down confirmation of the identity, looking for associates, and so on. I wouldn't read too much into it beyond that. There are photos of the attacker on a gurney, with enough details to permit speculation about race, national origin, etc, so I don't think there's a huge concern about keeping anything particularly quiet for those reasons. (South Asia would be my own guess.)

This is the country that started the whole Keep Calm and Carry On thing, and I suspect it's more that than anything else. I think the general attitude is that the investigations are being carried out, the appropriate information will be made available when it's firmed down, and until then it's the media's job to report rather than wildly speculate.


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Post by NMgirl » Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:14 pm

Mikedunford wrote:I think the big thing with that is that it's still early, and they're still tracking down confirmation of the identity, looking for associates, and so on. I wouldn't read too much into it beyond that. There are photos of the attacker on a gurney, with enough details to permit speculation about race, national origin, etc, so I don't think there's a huge concern about keeping anything particularly quiet for those reasons. (South Asia would be my own guess.)

This is the country that started the whole Keep Calm and Carry On thing, and I suspect it's more that than anything else. I think the general attitude is that the investigations are being carried out, the appropriate information will be made available when it's firmed down, and until then it's the media's job to report rather than wildly speculate.
We lived in London at the height of the IRA bombings and the calmness, the fortitude, the courage of the British population to keep on keeping on was inspiring to an American used to American hysteria.


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Post by BunT » Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:39 pm

NMgirl wrote:
Mikedunford wrote:I think the big thing with that is that it's still early, and they're still tracking down confirmation of the identity, looking for associates, and so on. I wouldn't read too much into it beyond that. There are photos of the attacker on a gurney, with enough details to permit speculation about race, national origin, etc, so I don't think there's a huge concern about keeping anything particularly quiet for those reasons. (South Asia would be my own guess.)

This is the country that started the whole Keep Calm and Carry On thing, and I suspect it's more that than anything else. I think the general attitude is that the investigations are being carried out, the appropriate information will be made available when it's firmed down, and until then it's the media's job to report rather than wildly speculate.
We lived in London at the height of the IRA bombings and the calmness, the fortitude, the courage of the British population to keep on keeping on was inspiring to an American used to American hysteria.
Yes, I agree that it is perfectly usual here to wait for the identity of any attacker for a while. Regarding the article posted above, it quite surprised me in its tone as I thought everyone behaved well and calmly in the circumstances and everything was quickly under control. Of course there were a lot of people stranded in various places, traffic disruption, and at least one tube station closed.

We will have to wait and see.



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