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Post by RTH10260 » Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:23 am

Nigel Farage says Trump’s racist attack on Democratic congresswomen was ‘genius’
‘You realise, 48 hours on, it was genius’, says Brexit Party leader, heaping praise on president’s ‘go home’ comments

Zamira Rahim

Nigel Farage has enthusiastically praised Donald Trump’s “go back” comments, directed at four congresswomen of colour.

The US president’s remarks were widely condemned as racist after he told Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib, to return to the “broken and crime infested places from which they came”.

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Despite the significant controversy generated by the remarks, Mr Farage said the comments were shrewd.

“I thought, ‘Dear, oh dear, oh dear’. You realise, 48 hours on, it was genius because what’s happened is the Democrats gather round the Squad, which allows him to say, ‘Oh look, the Squad are the centre of the Democratic Party’,” he said.

“He’s remarkably good at what he does,” Mr Farage added, in an interview with The Times.

“He does things his way. But he is a remarkably effective operator.”


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Post by Whatever4 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:24 pm

Cross-posted to Brexit thread:

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Post by RTH10260 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:19 am

UK police outsourced, no - not to India - to a US company
"Action Fraud" investigation
thetimes.co.uk
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 14 2019

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Firm behind Action Fraud faces sack after betrayal of victims
Paul Morgan‑Bentley, Head of Investigations
August 16 2019, 12:01am, The Times

Commander Karen Baxter said that Concentrix’s contract was under review after a Times investigation

Action Fraud is in crisis after the disclosure that Police Scotland has pulled out of the service and the private company running it faces being sacked.

An undercover investigation by The Times revealed yesterday that staff at the national centre, which deals with victims of fraud on behalf of the police, mock callers as “morons” and have been trained to mislead them into thinking their cases will be investigated.

Most of the millions of reports that they take are dismissed either by low-wage staff or by a computer algorithm. As few as one in 50 leads to a suspect being caught. Britain’s most senior fraud officer said that Police Scotland was refusing to pay towards the Action Fraud call centre


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Criminals hired to take calls from victims
Paul Morgan-Bentley, Head of Investigations
August 15 2019, 5:00pm, The Times

The national fraud reporting centre hires staff with criminal histories to take calls from victims, The Times can reveal.

One young woman with a criminal past was employed by Action Fraud as a call handler and used tactics she learnt during training to try to commit fraud, an undercover reporter was told by two managers at the service.

The woman, who cannot be named, is allegedly being investigated by the authorities but managed to get back into the Action Fraud building after a recruiter mistakenly invited her to interview for another job.

The Times disclosed yesterday that call handlers for Action Fraud had been trained to mislead victims into thinking their cases will be investigated when most are never looked at again.


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Action Fraud: Victims tell their stories of despair
Katie Gibbons | Paul Morgan‑Bentley | Charlotte Seager
August 15 2019, 5:00pm,
The Times

Juliette Morrison and her daughter lost out on Ariana Grande tickets. Catherine Collins was told “these things happen” after her report was lost

The Times has been deluged with stories from people left frustrated and out of pocket due to inadequate investigations by police and Action Fraud.

Case closed despite a dossier of evidence

Andrew Stubbs lost almost £2,000 after a fraudster hacked into his friend’s Facebook profile and asked him for help with a payment. He sent Action Fraud information including the scammer’s bank details, their mobile phone number and details of eight other related cases but he heard nothing for four months and the case was then dropped.

Mr Stubbs, 27, a transport consultant who lives in Durham, received a Facebook message from a colleague, asking if she could send some money to his bank as she was unable to transfer between her own accounts.


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Post by RTH10260 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:14 pm

Prince Andrew spotted on video inside Epstein mansion
Ben Hoyle, Los Angeles | Sarah Morris, Madrid
August 19 2019, 12:01am, The Times

Footage filmed in 2010 shows the Duke of York bidding farewell to a young brunette woman

Newly revealed video footage shows Prince Andrew inside the mansion in New York where the late convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein was accused of raping and systematically abusing young girls. The Duke of York, who was at the time the UK’s special representative for international trade, is visible behind the 15ft-high solid oak front door as he bids a cheerful farewell to a young woman leaving the disgraced financier’s Upper East Side home.

The video was shot on December 6, 2010, two years after Epstein pleaded guilty to soliciting prostitution from girls as young as 14. That same month the duke was photographed strolling with the multimillionaire in Central Park, a picture that has raised questions about his judgment ever since.


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Post by RTH10260 » Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:15 am

Bletchley Park veterans urged to share their secrets with world
Patrick Kidd
September 2 2019, 12:01am, The Times

Winston Churchill called them his special hens, “who laid so well without clucking”, and for decades they kept silent about what they did during the war. Now, with the youngest hen aged well into her nineties and their obligations under the Official Secrets Act lifted, one final push is being made to encourage the veterans of Bletchley Park to tell their stories.

Almost 80 men and women who had worked on signals intelligence during the war, codenamed Ultra, attended a reunion yesterday — the 80th anniversary of Nazi Germany’s invasion of Poland — at the estate outside Milton Keynes where the Nazis’ codes were cracked.

For the first time at this annual gathering, veterans were invited to talk about their experiences on camera



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Post by RTH10260 » Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:26 am

Gender neutrality goes haywire
Pupils turned away for wearing skirts in protest over gender‑neutral uniform
Rosemary Bennett, Education Editor
September 7 2019, 12:00am, The Times

Pupils at an East Sussex secondary were locked out of the premises by the caretaker and ushered away by police during a protest over the introduction of a gender-neutral uniform that bans skirts.

Priory School in Lewes has forbidden girls from wearing its former regulation grey pleated skirt after “concerns” were raised about the length they were being worn at, and to cater for transgender pupils.

In a planned protest more than 50 girls, accompanied by some sympathetic male classmates and parents, arrived at school wearing the skirts and were turned away. The police then arrived and “behaved like bouncers” according to witnesses, helping to stop the girls entering the school. The demonstrators were later seen walking around Lewes still carrying their placards.


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Post by MRich » Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:55 am

RTH10260 wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:26 am
Gender neutrality goes haywire
Pupils turned away for wearing skirts in protest over gender‑neutral uniform
Rosemary Bennett, Education Editor
September 7 2019, 12:00am, The Times

Pupils at an East Sussex secondary were locked out of the premises by the caretaker and ushered away by police during a protest over the introduction of a gender-neutral uniform that bans skirts.

Priory School in Lewes has forbidden girls from wearing its former regulation grey pleated skirt after “concerns” were raised about the length they were being worn at, and to cater for transgender pupils.

In a planned protest more than 50 girls, accompanied by some sympathetic male classmates and parents, arrived at school wearing the skirts and were turned away. The police then arrived and “behaved like bouncers” according to witnesses, helping to stop the girls entering the school. The demonstrators were later seen walking around Lewes still carrying their placards.


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When I was in 7th grade, we girls weren't allowed to wear pants. So one cold winter day, we all (probably around 30 of us) decided we were going to school in pants - they couldn't send us ALL home! But my school didn't arrest us; they caved! They announced that pants would be allowed during cold weather, but from that point on we wore pants year round if we wanted to.

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Post by ZekeB » Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:17 pm

Well cold is relative. To some it's -20F. To some it's 60F. When I was in high school the snit was over the length of the girls' skirts. Of course we guys wanted the girls to win that one.
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Post by Volkonski » Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:30 pm

Exclusive: Johnson considering building bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland

https://www.channel4.com/news/exclusive ... rn-ireland
Documents seen by Channel 4 News reveal that both the Treasury and Department for Transport have been asked for advice on the costs and risks of such a project.

The prime minister wants to know “where this money could come from” and “the risks around the project” – which appear to include “WW2 munitions in the Irish Sea”.

The idea was mooted by Mr Johnson last year, when he was Foreign Secretary.

The Department for Transport produced a “factual paper on the subject” after conversations between the DUP and former Secretary of State Chris Grayling — who himself presided over a number of controversial infrastructure schemes.
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Post by tek » Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:14 pm

Volkonski wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:30 pm
Exclusive: Johnson considering building bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland

https://www.channel4.com/news/exclusive ... rn-ireland
Documents seen by Channel 4 News reveal that both the Treasury and Department for Transport have been asked for advice on the costs and risks of such a project.

The prime minister wants to know “where this money could come from” and “the risks around the project” – which appear to include “WW2 munitions in the Irish Sea”.

The idea was mooted by Mr Johnson last year, when he was Foreign Secretary.

The Department for Transport produced a “factual paper on the subject” after conversations between the DUP and former Secretary of State Chris Grayling — who himself presided over a number of controversial infrastructure schemes.
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