Category Archives: United Kingdom

The next time someone tells you that he or she is an Oxford graduate…

…make sure the degree was earned. The Times reports that a couple of unsavory characters have succeeded in exploiting the Oxford name for their personal gain. The business, which is run by a father and son from offices in Ukraine … Continue reading

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Survey: It’s the best, but I don’t want it

Imagine identifying something that you thought was the best at what it did, but then refusing to take advantage of it. Let’s allow the Press Gazette to explain. “While it goes a long way to positively demonstrate the freethinking, self-influential … Continue reading

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Man attacks Muslim woman; court sends him to jail

This guy is a piece of work. While I doubt his time in jail will change him, it will at least guarantee that for the length of the sentence no other woman will face the same vile assault. The Independent … Continue reading

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UK Olympians facing unexpected problem

At the risk of coming off as sarcastic, I doubt a large swath of the British population is going to fret over this, or use it as motivation to go out and buy. The Times has the story. Although Team … Continue reading

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The political party that is the “milder form of the Ku Klux Klan?”

The Independent reports that one former politician thinks very little of a heretofore obscure political party. “They wear orange sashes at this time of year and they go on parades, provocative parades, through Roman Catholic areas,” the one time Big … Continue reading

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British prime minister May wants to throw “them” out

The Times examines why British prime minister Theresa May i talking tough about crime, and she might have a strong hand to play this time. Britain’s inability to expel convicted criminals from EU countries has long enraged ministers. Last year … Continue reading

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Is Theresa May doomed?

Theresa May is still the prime minister of the United Kingdom, but the cracks in the foundation beneath her aren’t sealing. CNN suggests she’s a “dead woman walking,” but she says she’s going nowhere. Was it really just two months … Continue reading

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