Shock Poll: One in Seven Young Britons Sympathises with ISIS

One in seven young adults in Britain has "warm feelings" towards the Islamic State terror group, a new survey has revealed. According to a poll by Populus, 14 percent of under-25s in Britain view the group in a positive light, with 12 percent of 25 to 34-year-olds also thinking positively of the group.
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Head of Child Abuse Inquiry Resigns Over Establishment Links

Fiona Woolf has resigned as head of the inquiry into historic sexual abuse by members of the British establishment after it was shown she was close to Leon Britton. The Home Office had helped Woolf draft a letter playing down their relationship but she is under pressure after various newspapers pointed out that the two live on the same street and have been to at least four dinner parties together. 31 Oct 2014, 10:07 AM PDT

Shock Poll: One in Seven Young Britons Sympathises with ISIS

One in seven young adults in Britain has "warm feelings" towards the Islamic State terror group, a new survey has revealed. According to a poll by Populus, 14 percent of under-25s in Britain view the group in a positive light, with 12 percent of 25 to 34-year-olds also thinking positively of the group. 31 Oct 2014, 9:21 AM PDT

Back to Cold War as Russia Probes NATO Defences

Nuclear-capable Russian bombers in European airspace, NATO intercepts, a foreign submarine in Swedish waters -- the fall-out from the Ukraine crisis feels like a return to Cold War days. 31 Oct 2014, 8:42 AM PDT

Labour Hold South Yorkshire Police Commissioner Despite UKIP Surge

UKIP have failed in their attempt to take the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, after the previous holder was forced to resign over his handling of child sex abuse cases. Labour comfortably held the seat because heartlands like Sheffield stuck with the party, however in UKIPs target areas of Doncaster and Rotherham their vote surged. 31 Oct 2014, 8:35 AM PDT

'Police Put A Cap' On Rochdale Child Abuse Arrests

A veteran Social Worker has accused police in Rochdale of putting a limit on the number of child sex offenders they are willing to arrest. Sara Rowbotham who was responsible for gathering evidence against Asian grooming gangs in 2012 said the police 'cherry picked' suspects, leaving others free to continue offending. 31 Oct 2014, 7:58 AM PDT

Israel Presents Maritime Version of 'Iron Dome'

Israel's "Iron Dome" is heading to the seas, the maker of the rocket-blocking defense system says. State-owned defense contractor Rafael wants to leverage the system's much-vaunted success in protecting Israeli civilians in this summer's Gaza war, hoping to draw navies as buyers for a new maritime version seen as especially useful in protecting national economic resources at sea like oil and gas platforms. 31 Oct 2014, 5:54 AM PDT

Islamic State Training Five-Year-Olds in 'Terror Schools'

The self-proclaimed Islamic State is teaching children as young as five to become soldiers and suicide bombers in 'terror schools', an anti-ISIS campaign group has revealed. 'Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently' has posted images showing children brandishing assault rifles, training on assault courses and posing with and saluting the Islamic State flag. 31 Oct 2014, 5:13 AM PDT

Kurds' Battle for Kobani Unites a People Divided by Borders

Cloaked in Kurdish flags, thousands of people lined the roads to cheer on a military convoy headed for what was -- until recently -- an obscure Syrian border town, now the focus of a global war against the militants of Islamic State. 31 Oct 2014, 4:39 AM PDT

Protesters Topple Burkina Faso Government

The parliament building went up in flames last night as protesters apparently toppled the government of Burkina Faso, ending the 27-year reign of the unpopular president. 31 Oct 2014, 4:36 AM PDT

British Press Fights 'Big Brother' after Sources Outed

Britain's security services are set to clash with parliament and the country's powerful press over revelations that police secretly used a controversial law to identify journalists' sources, triggering a wider debate about media freedom in the digital age. 31 Oct 2014, 3:52 AM PDT

UK Gas Prices Drop to Record Low on Ukraine-Russia Deal

British wholesale gas prices for the rest of this year fell on Friday after Ukraine and Russia signed a deal that will see Moscow resume gas supplies to Kiev this winter, while warm UK weather and high storage levels added to the bearish tone. 31 Oct 2014, 3:52 AM PDT

Africans Worst Responders in Ebola Crisis

The head of Africa's continental body did not get to an Ebola-hit country until last week — months after alarm bells first rang and nearly 5,000 deaths later. 31 Oct 2014, 3:36 AM PDT

Zimbabwe Opposition Hopes to Reboot and Challenge Mugabe

Enfeebled by its electoral loss to veteran leader Robert Mugabe and a post-vote split, Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change meets on Friday to elect new leaders and forge a new plan against Mugabe's 34-year rule. 31 Oct 2014, 3:34 AM PDT

Celebrity Leftists Split Over 'Stupid Israel'

Two of Britain's most high profile Jewish actresses have taken to the media to express their views on the state of Israel. Maureen Lipman has publicly stated she will not vote Labour because of Ed Miliband's opposition to the country, whilst Harry Potter star Miriam Margolyse has branded Israel 'stupid'. 31 Oct 2014, 3:30 AM PDT

Report: UK Foreign Aid 'Encouraging Corruption'

Taxpayers' money is funding corruption in foreign countries, a damning report has revealed. The Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) says the British aid is actively encouraging corrupt practices, such as bribery. 31 Oct 2014, 2:05 AM PDT

Nightclub Apologises for Ebola-Themed Halloween Party

A bar in Britain has said it made of a "huge error of judgement" in hosting an Ebola-themed Halloween party. Birmingham's Bar Risa apologised after coming under fire for the fancy-dress student event, which was branded "bad taste" and "insensitive" on social media. 30 Oct 2014

Snapshot: Insurgent Parties Put Labour in Crisis on Two Fronts

Today's Ipsos Mori poll envisaging electoral wipeout for Labour next year has reduced pessimistic party figures to gallows humour. If the general election was tomorrow, the poll says, Labour would have just four MPs left north of the border. Senior MPs like Jim Murphy, Douglas Alexander and Margaret Curran would all lose their seats. 30 Oct 2014

Spanish Intelligence Intercepts Plot to Weaponise Ebola

Spanish intelligence has intercepted messages passed between jihadists online discussing the weaponisation of the deadly Ebola virus for use against the West, while a blackmailer in Prague has threatened to unleash the virus unless the Czech Republic pay him one million bitcoin, a volume of online currency worth over £200 million. 30 Oct 2014

House Of Commons Launches Vegan Loyalty Card

Restaurants in the House of Commons have launched a vegan loyalty card to celebrate world vegan month. MPs and staffers can get a free vegan meal during November if they buy nine, or after five they can claim a gluten free vegan snack bar. 30 Oct 2014

Scottish Power May Cut Size of Offshore Wind Farm

British energy company Scottish Power, owned by Spain's Iberdrola, said it might scale back the capacity of an offshore wind farm it plans to build off the English east coast because the government's subsidy budget is too low. 30 Oct 2014

Human Traffickers Offered 'A La Carte' Routes into UK for Illegal Immigrants

Human traffickers have offered "a la carte services" to help illegal immigrants enter Britain, a court has heard. The migrants could choose from a "classic package" which involves travelling in the back of a lorry for around £2,000, or a "VIP route" which involved being driven to Britain in a car with a complicit driver for £4,000. 30 Oct 2014

NATO Intercepts 26 Russian Planes in 24 Hours

European air-forces faced a frantic 24-hours as they scrambled to intercept dozens of Russian aircraft flying over the North Sea, Black Sea, and Baltic in the busiest year over Europe’s skies since the end of the Cold War. 30 Oct 2014

650 Children At Risk Of Sex Abuse In Manchester Alone

A report into child abuse in Greater Manchester has revealed 650 runaway children were at risk of sexual abuse in less than one year. The report was commissioned in the wake of the Rochdale abuse case and shows a total of 3,242 children were reported missing between January and September this year. 30 Oct 2014

Sweden Recognizes Palestinian State

Sweden's new government says it has recognized a Palestinian state, a move declared by the prime minister as a priority for the left-leaning minority coalition. 30 Oct 2014

Iran Foils Sabotage Attempt on Heavy Water Tanks

Iranian authorities have foiled a sabotage attempt involving tanks used for the transportation of heavy water, a key component in nuclear reactors, an Iranian newspaper reported on Thursday. 30 Oct 2014

Israeli Police Kill Suspected Palestinian Shooter

Israeli police on Thursday shot and killed a Palestinian man suspected of trying to kill a hard-line Jewish activist in Jerusalem, an incident that quickly sparked clashes between masked stone throwers and Israeli riot police, threatening to further enflame the already high tensions in the city. 30 Oct 2014

Iraqi Peshmerga Groups Link Up in Turkey Border Town: AFP

Two groups of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters set to join the fight for Kobane linked up Thursday in a Turkish border town but have yet to cross the border into Syria, an AFP photographer reported. A convoy of peshmerga fighters carrying heavy weaponry and travelling by road arrived in the Turkish border town of Suruc after a painstakingly slow journey across Turkey, the reporter said. 30 Oct 2014

Massive Anti-Islam March Planned For Berlin

Anti radical-Islam protesters have been accused of having “misused the freedom of assembly” by gathering in Cologne over the weekend, and authorities are calling for further meetings to be banned in anticipation of plans to hold a further rally in Berlin. 30 Oct 2014

British Energy Minister: Government Has Slowed Global Warming

Baroness Sandip Verma, a member of the House of Lords and a minister in the Department of Energy and Climate Change, said global warming has slowed because of measures taken by the government. Verma’s remarks came in response to Viscount Ridley, a Conservative peer who has questioned government efforts to slow global warming. 29 Oct 2014

MPs Thank Armed Forces at Parliament Military Parade

A column of 175 sailors and marines led by the Band of the Royal Marines have marched into parliament to be thanked by MPs for their heavy involvement in global operations, including drug interdiction, counter piracy and humanitarian relief. 29 Oct 2014

50,000 Illegal Migrants Go Missing in Britain's Immigration Shambles

The scale of Britain’s immigration mess was laid bare yesterday as a report exposed that 50,000 illegal immigrants are at large in the country, and a further 175,000 are waiting to be deported. The revelation came as the Mayor of Calais called Britain an 'El Dorado' for immigrants due to its generous benefits system and unwillingness to deport illegals. 29 Oct 2014

Renewables Advocate Caught Stretching Truth on Wind and Solar Energy

The revelation by National Grid that Britain’s energy margins are being squeezed to the limit has caused widespread discussion of energy policy, with renewables advocates scrabbling to assure the public that solar and wind power can meet the demand. But are the cold hard facts being defenestrated in the process? Breitbart London decided to fact check one claim – that variable outputs by solar and wind plants could be smoothed using energy storage facilities. 29 Oct 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch Thinks Feminism Is Sexy - He's Wrong

I love (loved) Benedict Cumberbatch. But today our relationship has been strained to breaking point by this nauseating image of the lovely Benedict wearing a 'this is what a feminist looks like' t-shirt. (As previously sported by such notable heart-throbs as Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband, though not, to his credit, by David Cameron). 29 Oct 2014

Oxford Prof Shreds Government's Green Energy Policy

An Oxford University Professor has torn the UK government's energy policy to shreds in his appearance before the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee. Speaking to the Lords yesterday, Professor Dieter Helm said that the "Miliband-Huhne-Davey" policy (referring to the last three energy secretaries), which is based on an assumption that fossil fuel prices would rise, was "dramatically wrong". 29 Oct 2014

Ebola Appears to Be Slowing in Liberia - WHO

Liberia may be seeing a decline in the spread of Ebola, with falls in the number of burials and new admissions as well as a plateau in laboratory-confirmed cases, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. 29 Oct 2014

Residents: Islamic State Group Kills 30 Iraqi Men

Islamic State group militants lined up 30 men in western Iraq town and shot them dead Wednesday, an official and residents said, the latest mass killing carried out by the group since its advance across the country. 29 Oct 2014

Singapore's Top Court Upholds Anti-Gay Law

Singapore's highest court on Wednesday dismissed a constitutional challenge against an archaic law criminalising sex between men, striking a fresh blow to the city-state's growing gay-rights movement. 29 Oct 2014

Cameron Rejects Scottish Proposal on EU Referendum

Prime Minister David Cameron rejected on Wednesday a proposal by the Scottish National Party (SNP) that the United Kingdom should only quit the European Union after a future referendum if a majority in each of its four constituent parts vote to do so. 29 Oct 2014

Cameron Faces Biggest Rebellion Yet on European Arrest Warrant

David Cameron has announced that he will hold a vote in Parliament on the UK opting back in to the European Arrest Warrant. The decision will take place before a crucial by election in Rochester and Strood which, if the Conservatives lose, leaves the sword of Damocles hanging above the Prime Minister’s head. 29 Oct 2014

Catalogue of NHS Blunders 'Caused Brain Damage, Infertility and Death'

Errors by NHS staff have left patients infertile, children suffering from brain damage, and have even caused the untimely death of patients, a new report by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman has found. The investigation looked in depth at 126 cases, and found that errors were made in the care of patients of all ages, and took place in hospitals, care homes and GPs surgeries. 29 Oct 2014

Report: UK's Debt 'Time Bomb' Set to Go Off

The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) has published a report showing that unless government takes control of spending and promises to pay for future pensions and healthcare, there would be the need for "crippling tax hikes for our children and grandchildren". 29 Oct 2014

Third Brighton Jihadist Killed in Syria

A Libyan mother living in Brighton has now lost two of her three sons who traveled to Syria in January to join Al-Qaeda, as reports from the country indicate the youngest brother has now perished while battling against government forces. 29 Oct 2014

Only 6 of Spain's 39 Eurofighter Jets Can Fly

Sources inside Spain's military have reportedly told a Spanish newspaper that only a handful of the country's Eurofighter Typhoon jets are fully operational and that semi-retired F-18 aircraft are being called back into full service to meet NATO commitments. 29 Oct 2014

Syrian Rebels Enter Kurdish Town from Turkey

A small group of Syrian rebels entered the embattled border town of Kobani from Turkey on Wednesday on a mission to help Kurdish fighters battling Islamic State extremists in Syria, activists and Kurdish officials said. 29 Oct 2014

NFL Could Boost UK Economy by £140m Says Study

An NFL franchise in London could generate more than $250 million a year for Britain, according to a study released Wednesday. The study by accountancy firm Deloitte, commissioned by the NFL and a London marketing agency, also casts doubt on the feasibility of a Super Bowl in the British capital and warns of a negative reaction from the United States. 29 Oct 2014

Dave's EU Temper Tantrums are a Pantomime of Futility

Things are getting scary. Dave is on the warpath and he is taking no prisoners. Suddenly, Mr Angry in Number 10 has become as iconic a British character as Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells. In his stern new persona of war leader Dave is rejecting opportunities for buffoonery he would formerly have embraced, e.g. his refusal to join Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg in sporting a feminist T-shirt bearing the legend: “This is what a big girl’s blouse looks like.” 29 Oct 2014

Calais Mayor: Britain Soft Touch on Immigration

No-nonsense Calais Mayor Natacha Bouchart told MPs yesterday that Britain was a “soft touch” for asylum seekers. “These people are ready and prepared to die to come to England” she told the Home Affairs Committee, adding that the fences placed around the border control which Britain proudly sent to help the beleaguered City “make everyone laugh”. 29 Oct 2014

Two Percent of Anglican Clergy Don't Believe in God

Two percent of Anglican clergy in Britain do not believe in God, while a further nine percent say that 'no one can know what God is like', according to a new poll. The YouGov poll of clergy in the Church of England, Church in Wales, Scottish Episcopal Church and Church of Ireland found that 83 percent believe in a personal God – as taught by Christianity for millennia – which means that up to 17 percent do not. 28 Oct 2014

Toddler’s Death Shrouded in Secrecy as Council Applies For Reporting Ban

Cumbria County Council attempted to get the details of a toddler’s death suppressed for 15 years in an effort to protect its staff, it has emerged. The Judge ruling on the case accepted that certain details surrounding Poppi Worthington’s death two years ago of unknown causes should be kept secret to prevent interference with any future criminal trial, but denied the council its wish to suppress the incident entirely. 28 Oct 2014

How Nigel Farage Just Owned Frankie Boyle on Twitter

UKIP leader Nigel Farage is known for his sense of humour, yet rarely takes on stand-up comedians at their own game. So when left-wing comedian Frankie Boyle decided to send a foul-mouthed tweet to the UKIP leader earlier today, he probably didn't expect Farage to respond. 28 Oct 2014

Ebola Crisis Averted: the Homeopaths Are On Their Way!

Wonderful news for concerned Ebola-watchers everywhere: according to the National Center for Homeopathy, a crack team of sugar pill-wielding charlatans is on its way to West Africa to begin "clinical trials." Says the NCH: "We applaud and congratulate this team's dedication and courage in joining the front lines in treating Ebola with homeopathy." 28 Oct 2014

A Creepy, Sinister Sexlessness Is Descending on the Tech World

Bizarre, ill-fated business ideas such as Dattch, the "lesbian social network," are being granted places in high-profile corporate accelerators, while ordinary heterosexual sexuality is being policed like never before at prominent gatherings of entrepreneurs, investors and journalists. What's going wrong in the startup world? 28 Oct 2014

Debrett's Publishes New Guide on British Politeness in the 21st Century

It provides information on how to address Ambassadors and what to serve at dinner parties, but the questions being asked to Debrett’s have moved on since it started almost 250 years ago. In a new book, the Holy Grail of socially acceptable behaviour, Debrett's, has lifted the lid on modern day manners; and they have more to do with commuting than the Royal Court. 28 Oct 2014

Cinema Pays For 'London Living Wage' Deal By Sacking Staff

A cinema that was forced to pay the London Living Wage of £8.80 an hour by the trade union BECTU has announced it will finance the wage increases by sacking around a fifth of it's staff. Picturehouse Cinemas told the Evening Standard that it could only afford to pay the increased wages at the Ritzy Cinema in Brixton if it made around 20 staff redundant. 28 Oct 2014

Suspected Child Abuse Gang Arrested in Manchester

Eleven people have been arrested under Operation Heliodor, in a crackdown on child sexual exploitation in the South Manchester area, Greater Manchester Police have confirmed. According to a statement from GMP, six warrants have been executed and eleven people aged between 19 and 38 have been arrested for offences including sexual activity with a child, attempted indecent assault, inciting a child into prostitution, abduction and rape. 28 Oct 2014

Millions 'Disappear' In Campaign Against Postal Vote Fraud

The total size of Britain's electorate is expected to drop by up to five million when the electoral register is 'cleaned up' to remove anyone who has not personally signed up for it. The individual voter registration policy was brought in to curtail postal vote fraud, which is now thought to be rife in some communities. 28 Oct 2014

One Month into HK Protests, Defiance on the Streets

A month into the mass pro-democracy protests gripping Hong Kong, the movement is under pressure to keep up momentum -- but those on the streets say their vigil has already changed the city for good. 28 Oct 2014

Lloyds Banking Group to Cut 9,000 Jobs

Britain's Lloyds Banking Group said Tuesday it will eliminate 9,000 jobs over the next three years and shut some 200 branches in a bid to improve efficiency. 28 Oct 2014

Al-Qaeda Plan to Cripple Global Economy With Oil Attack

Al-Qaeda leaders have called on Mujahideen fighters to launch attacks on oil tankers in the Strait of Gibraltar and other choke points, strategic waterways through which 75 percent of all global trade passes every year in a mission which strongly resembles the M/V Limburg attack of 2002. 28 Oct 2014

Ian Paisley Jnr: The Nanny State Has Just Cost 800 Jobs in Northern Ireland

Last night I led an adjournment debate in the House of Commons on the closure of the JTI Gallaher cigarette factory at Ballymena in my constituency. It was a sad task for me to introduce this debate and I did my best to convey to the House of Commons the devastation this news will cause for my constituents. Worst of all, the resulting job losses are all so unnecessary and the direct result of nanny state interference and a culture which values gesture politics above evidence-led decision making. 28 Oct 2014

Witnesses Offered Protection As Mayor Rahman’s Court Day Looms

The Commissioner of the special election court considering allegations of electoral fraud in Tower Hamlets has ruled witnesses’ names and addresses will no longer be made public. Richard Moreaux QC made the ruling after those challenging the election of Lutfur Rahman as Mayor claimed a number of their supporters had retracted their statements after threats of violence. 28 Oct 2014

The Tories Are Stealing UKIP's Lines, and It Isn't Working

Compare and contrast the following two statements from Westminster politicians over the last few weeks: "I answer first, foremost and last to you, you are my boss, I will not let you down." "I’m very clear about who the boss is, about who I answer to, and it’s the British people." 28 Oct 2014


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