Tag: Independence

Thanksgiving: Daniel Webster’s Plymouth Oration

Thanksgiving: Daniel Webster’s Plymouth Oration

Editor’s Note: As Americans gather on this day of Thanksgiving to be with family and enjoy delicious food, it is important to look back and and give thanks for our many blessings as a people. On December 22, 1820–200 years

Net Migration to Britain Soars to 260,000 in Blow to Cameron

Net Migration to Britain Soars to 260,000 in Blow to Cameron

In a serious blow to Prime Minister David Cameron, new figures reveal that net migration has risen to a record 260,000 per year, leaving his pledge to cut immigration to the tens of thousands in tatters. The data from the

Zimbabwe Vice President Ousted from Party Post in Succession War

Zimbabwe Vice President Ousted from Party Post in Succession War

Zimbabwe Vice President Joice Mujuru has been ousted from the ruling party’s powerful central committee after being accused of plotting to assassinate President Robert Mugabe, state media reported Wednesday. A provincial executive committee refused to accept Mujuru’s election papers ahead

Tunisia’s Anti-Islamist Essebsi Leads Presidential Vote

Tunisia’s Anti-Islamist Essebsi Leads Presidential Vote

The head of Tunisia’s anti-Islamist Nidaa Tounes party, Beji Caid Essebsi, leads the country’s presidential election with 39.46 percent of votes, six percentage points ahead of incumbent Moncef Marzouki, results showed Tuesday. Because there was no outright winner, a second

Revealed: Conservative MPs who Would Win as UKIP Candidates

Revealed: Conservative MPs who Would Win as UKIP Candidates

Seven of the eight serial rebels whose constituency demographics roughly replicate those in Rochester and Strood would win their seats back if they defected to the UK Independence Party (Ukip), according to calculations by Ukip expert Rob Ford. Ford (who

Why Labour’s War on White Van Man Is a War on Working Britain

Why Labour’s War on White Van Man Is a War on Working Britain

It’s time to address the elephant in the van. I think you know what I mean. The unmentionable issue of why working people in Britain remain the object of sneering indifference for so many in the comfortable political class. Well,

Former Tory Minister Calls for Britain to Leave EU

Former Tory Minister Calls for Britain to Leave EU

Former Environment Minister Owen Paterson has called for Britain to leave the EU and negotiate a new free trade agreement with Europe. Speaking at the Eurosceptic “Business for Britain” think tank, Mr Paterson told the audience that “As they [the

Poll: US Post Office Top Rated Federal Agency

Poll: US Post Office Top Rated Federal Agency

A Gallup survey finds 72% of Americans give the US Post Office “good” or “excellent” marks for its service. By a wide margin, the Post Office is viewed more favorably than any other federal agency surveyed by Gallup.  The poll

Bangladesh Ex-Ruling Party Leader Gets Death for War Crimes

Bangladesh Ex-Ruling Party Leader Gets Death for War Crimes

DHAKA (Reuters) – A former leader of Bangladesh’s ruling party was sentenced to death by a war crimes tribunal on Monday in connection with atrocities committed during the country’s war of independence from Pakistan. Mobarak Hossain, 64, a local leader

Trouble Doubled for UK’s Tories

Trouble Doubled for UK’s Tories

(Reuters) Yet another embarrassing defeat for Britain’s ruling Conservative party. UK Independence Party’s Mark Reckless is sworn into parliament after winning the second parliamentary seat Prime Minister. Follow Breitbart London on Twitter @BreitbartLondon

British PM Cameron’s Party Says Likely to Fail to Cut Immigration

British PM Cameron’s Party Says Likely to Fail to Cut Immigration

British Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives said on Sunday they were unlikely to keep a promise to reduce net migration to “tens of thousands”, possibly damaging their reelection chances next year. Immigration has shot to the top of voter concerns

Tory Party ‘in Disarray’ over Immigration

Tory Party ‘in Disarray’ over Immigration

Prime Minister David Cameron will set out further plans to curb benefits to migrants this week, in an attempt to see off the threat posed by the insurgent UK Independence Party, who won their second MP on Thursday night. His

Cassidy Touts Keystone XL, Opposition to Exec Amnesty

Cassidy Touts Keystone XL, Opposition to Exec Amnesty

Representative and US Senate candidate Bill Cassidy (R-LA) touted his support for the Keystone XL pipeline and stated his opposition to the president’s executive action during the GOP weekly address on Saturday. Transcript (via ABC News Radio) as Follows: “Hello.

Egypt’s Sisi Says Pardon for Al Jazeera Journalists ‘Being Discussed’

Egypt’s Sisi Says Pardon for Al Jazeera Journalists ‘Being Discussed’

(Reuters) – Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi suggested on Thursday he was considering pardoning journalists of the Qatar-based Al Jazeera television station jailed in his country for nearly a year on charges of aiding a “terrorist organisation”. Human rights groups

North Carolina Terminates Contract with Gruber

North Carolina Terminates Contract with Gruber

Citing the “appearance of an independence impairment,” North Carolina’s Democratic state auditor Beth Wood terminated the state’s contract with MIT Professor Jonathan Gruber in a phone conversation with him on Wednesday. The official letter terminating his contract was executed on Thursday.

Tunisia Heats Up Ahead of Presidential Election

Tunisia Heats Up Ahead of Presidential Election

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia’s first free presidential election is boiling down to two candidates with divergent views of the revolution that transformed this former dictatorship. The clear front-runner in Sunday’s ballot is veteran politician Beji Caid Essebsi, who has

Cameron Seeks to Give English MPs Veto Over English Laws

Cameron Seeks to Give English MPs Veto Over English Laws

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron said he would aim to give lawmakers from England a veto over laws that do not apply to other parts of Britain, a move that could appeal to voters flirting with a surging

UKIP Set for Landmark Poll Win

UKIP Set for Landmark Poll Win

Britain’s anti-European UK Independence Party (UKIP) was on Thursday set to claim its second seat in parliament a month after gaining its first foothold as voters went to the polls in Rochester. The by-election in southeast England was called after

King Of Sweden Sends Support Message On Palestine National Day

King Of Sweden Sends Support Message On Palestine National Day

The King of Sweden has sent Palestine a message of support on its National Day, which celebrates their Unilateral Declaration of Independence from Israel. King Carl XVI Gustaf sent the personal message to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday. The

Senior Tory Admits Party Will Lose Rochester By-Election

Senior Tory Admits Party Will Lose Rochester By-Election

A high-ranking Conservative has admitted that Rochester and Strood will fall to the UK Independence Party this Thursday, and that the Conservative party’s best hopes are now to keep the “defeat to single digits”. Meanwhile, six more Conservatives are rumoured

EU's Chief Scientific Advisor Forced Out By Green Campaigners

EU's Chief Scientific Advisor Forced Out By Green Campaigners

Environmental lobby group Greenpeace has forced the European Commission’s chief scientific advisor out of her post – because she supports genetically modified crops. Professor Anne Glover’s post will be abolished in January following a letter sent to Commission President Jean-Claude

Obama Says 'No' to Tibetan Independence

Obama Says 'No' to Tibetan Independence

While in China for this year’s APEC summit, U.S. President Barack Obama was asked about the ongoing situation in Tibet. Shortly after the President agreed to a climate change deal on behalf of the United States Wednesday, he said, “We

The Pakistani Village that Gave Its Sons to Fight for Britain

The Pakistani Village that Gave Its Sons to Fight for Britain

Down a broken road winding through a corner of Pakistan’s Punjab province lies a silent graveyard, the resting place of hundreds of soldiers who fought for Britain in two world wars. Nestled in the rocky hills of Punjab’s salt ranges,

Veteran’s Day: Liberty Dies Without Soldiers to Defend It

Veteran’s Day: Liberty Dies Without Soldiers to Defend It

On November 11, 1918 the “Guns of August” fell silent, and the First World War—the “War to End All Wars”—mercifully came to an end. The fighting began after a quarter century of peace in Europe, when many believed that a

Top EU Court Rules Against 'Welfare Tourism'

Top EU Court Rules Against 'Welfare Tourism'

The EU’s top court ruled on Tuesday that member states do not have to provide social welfare payments to EU citizens moving to their country solely to claim benefits. Charges that the European Union’s core freedom of movement principle has

Cameron Says Britain Should not Stay in EU 'Come What May'

Cameron Says Britain Should not Stay in EU 'Come What May'

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday that Britain should not be willing to stay in the European Union “come what may”, as his main political rival said the promise of a referendum on membership of the