British Troops watching Families and friends of victims at Jervis Street Hospital Dublin who were injured or died from the massacre at Croke Park on Bloody Sunday November 1920 by British Auxillaries
The deputy leader of Britain First has reportedly been arrested in Bromley by North of Irish police.
In a video address the far-right party’s leader Paul Golding said Jayda Fransen was detained by Belfast detectives today (November 18)..
Golding, a former BNP councillor for Swanley, said police were now set to fly her to North of Ireland for questioning.
The leader of Britain First has admitted headbutting a martial arts instructor
The allegations against Fransen, of Penge, are said to relate to a rally outside Belfast City Hall in August at which she gave a speech.
Britain First leaders Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen organised the rally to ‘expose the Ramsgate migrant rapists’
Britain First leaders Paul Golding and Jayda Franson are currently on bail awaiting trial for allegedly inciting religious hatred.
The charges against them relate to the trial of a group of men who raped a teenager above a Ramsgate takeaway.
A spokesman for the RUC/PSNI said the force did not comment on the arrest of named individuals.
She just carried out a live fb broadcast outside police station basically carrying out the same offence PO 1987 Order Art 9 (1) & (14). And look what it incited a call to arm. She’s heading to airport if you’re wondering. https://t.co/6xsFcwMoi9
With many thanks to: KentLive for the origional story.
This vote could jeopardise efforts to protect animals. One of the arguments the government used to justify voting in this way was that sentience is already covered in the Animal Welfare Act. But many say this just isn’t true.
A step in the wrong direction
Environment Secretary Michael Gove pledged that Brexit could enhance animal welfare standards. But this vote on animal sentience undermines Gove’s promise, according to the RSPCA.
The government is picking and choosing which EU laws are made into UK law following Brexit. Green MP Caroline Lucas proposed an amendment that would ensure animal sentience is carried over. But 313 MPs voted against recognising animals as sentient beings.
If the law doesn’t recognise animals as sentient, as capable of feeling pain and emotion, then this could weaken our obligation to consider their welfare. For example, after the EU included animal sentience in the Lisbon Treaty, it banned animal testing for cosmetic purposes
David Bowles, Head of Public Affairs at RSPCA, said this is a “truly backward step” for the protection of animals.
The RSPCA says the term ‘sentience’ does not appear once in the Animal Welfare Act. But MPs argued the act covered it. Bowles added:
only domestic animals are really covered by the provsions of the Act anyway and animals in the wild and laboratories are expressly exempt. It is simply wrong for the Government to claim that the Act protects animal sentience.
Both the RSPCA and Lucas said the decision was “disappointing”. Lucas also highlighted during the debate:
By way of background, in 1997—20 years ago—the UK Government, during their presidency of the EU, convinced the then 14 other member states that EU law should explicitly recognise that animals were sentient beings, and not simply agricultural goods like bags of potatoes that could be maltreated with impunity.
It was important enough for the British Government to use all their influence in the EU to have it included in the Lisbon treaty, and we should continue to have it in UK law.
This puts animals in danger.
As previously reported at The Canary, Brexit has offered hope for raising animal welfare standards, as well as fears about lowering them. But by keeping animal sentience out of British law, the government could be putting untold numbers of animals at risk of exploitation and abuse. Animals are still suffering on factory farms, in the wild, in labs, in circuses, in sport and in zoos. If we want to ensure that animals are afforded the protections they deserve, then the law has to recognise their sentience.
With many thanks to: The Canary for the origional story.
Three judges at the Court of Criminal Appeal in Edinburgh agreed and increased Hume’s jail term to six years.
In the judgement, Lord Brodie wrote that Lady Scott, who presided over the trial, should have imposed a lengthier sentence on Hume by following the example of similar cases .
He wrote: “The respondent pleaded guilty to two very serious offences.
“Other than the fact that he had no previous convictions, there is little if anything by way of mitigation in the respondent’s personal circumstances or his response to his offending as recorded in the background reports.
“Looking to the cumulative effect of these various factors we have concluded that the headline sentence selected by the sentencing judge was not only a lenient one but an unduly lenient one.”
Lord Brodie, who considered the case alongside Lady Dorrian and Lord Turnbull, said the fact Hume videoed his crime amounted to a “material aggravation” that merited a higher sentence.
During proceedings earlier this year, the court head how the boy’s father left the Glasgow flat in the afternoon to pick up his wife and asked Hume to babysit.
Prosecutor Angela Gray said: “The accused took the opportunity to rape the boy and whilst doing so filmed the act using his mobile telephone.”
When the parents returned home, Hume was sitting on the couch and the boy was in his bedroom.
The child then entered the living room and accused Hume of sexually abusing him.
At this point, the court heard how Hume became irate and started to wave his arms and told the boy: “Mate, you were the one that was being bad and pulling down your trousers.”
He added: “I am no having this” and swore at the boy.
Hume then ran away leaving behind his two mobile phones and his jacket.
The family contacted Police Scotland and the force’s cyber-crime unit managed to extract the footage from Hume’s phone.
The footage lasts for approximately 5 minutes.
During the recording, the accused is heard to call the complainer a “good boy”.
Following the court case, prosecutors launched an appeal against Hume’s sentence.
Summarising the Crown’s argument, Lord Brodie wrote: “It is submitted that the sentence failed to satisfy the need for retribution, deterrence and protection of the public.”
With many thanks to: UK database
Those hit will be some of the 67,000 people who claim the benefit while working and who are paid weekly.
This is because there are five paydays in December, so their monthly income will be too high to get any or some of the benefit. Some will have to reapply.
The government said only a “minority” of claimants would be affected.
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Universal credit merges six benefits for working-age people into one new payment, which is reduced gradually as you earn more.
The Department for Work and Pensions warns on its website that people who are paid five times in a month may have an income that is too high to qualify for the benefit in that period.
It says people will be notified if this happens and told to reapply for the benefit the following month.
Other people who are paid fives times in a month but do not earn enough for universal credit to end will have their benefit reduced.
Kayley Hignell, from Citizens Advice, said the way universal credit was calculated brought some benefits but also “significant budget challenges”.
She said: “The key thing here is about communication.
“People need to know that if they’re getting extra income in one month… it may stop their universal credit payment, and that they then subsequently need to put in a new claim to make sure that they continue to get those payments.
“If you’ve got extra money in the month, don’t necessarily bank on the fact that your universal credit is going to stay the same, because it could change it either in this month or the next.”
The government said the payments balance out, as claimants will receive more in the following month.
It said those who reapplied for the benefits would not have to submit new forms and would have their current claims restarted.
Universal credit is being rolled out across the UK in stages, but its implementation, particularly the six-week wait to receive the benefit, has caused controversy.
This week Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn told Prime Minister’s Questions that hundreds of families have been issued with eviction notices by a landlord concerned about the impact of universal credit.
With many thanks to: BBC England for the origional story
Although not illegal, they are depriving the Treasury of juicy tax revenues at a time when many Britons are having their welfare payments slashed, and the National Health Service (NHS) faces a yawning budget black hole.
Philip May, the PM’s husband, is a relationships manager for investment-management firm Capital Group. His is the latest big name to be associated with the papers.
According to the documents, Capital Group allegedly used offshore-registered funds to make investments in a Bermuda-registered company. Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party wants ‘flush Phil’ to answer some questions.
“There are some serious questions for Philip May to answer about his firm’s use of tax havens, whether he had any knowledge of it and if he thinks this is an acceptable way to do business,” Jon Trickett, Labour’s shadow minister for the Cabinet Office, told Business Insider.
“Labour has previously asked Theresa May what her government plans to do to clamp down on the tax havens where money is squirrelled away to avoid paying taxes for public services in this country.
“When it comes to paying tax, there is one rule for the super-rich and another for the rest of us and, in refusing to act, the Prime Minister appears to condone this,” said Trickett.
Other notable Brits implicated in the papers include Prince Charles and Her Majesty the Queen. Revelations of the great British tax stitch-up come as the Universal Credit roll-out sees the most vulnerable Brits have their benefits axed.
Earlier this month, a mother was found dead in her flat after her benefits were cut. Elaine Morrall died in her house in Runcorn, Cheshire, amid claims her financial woes meant she switched the heating off until her children got home from school.
A Downing Street spokesman denied Mr May had any involvement in Capital Group’s playful accounting.
“Mr May is involved in the development of Capital Group’s retirement solutions,” he said.
“He is not an investor but consults with other Capital associates on retirement products and solutions for clients.”
With many thanks to: rt.com for the origional story.