Mac Slavo – April 2, 2018
In a nation that’s a gigantic gun-free zone, stabbings have surged to the point that the capital has surpassed the murder rate of New York City. The British city’s surge in violent stabbings has seen the murder rate also spike as citizens have been denied the right to defend themselves from attacks.
A massive decline in crime has helped to transform New York City, where London is facing the opposite effect. The total number of murders in London has fluctuated over the years, but it’s risen by 38 percent since 2014. And now, deadly stabbings in England and Wales are now at their highest levels since 2011, rising by 12 percent in the year ending December 2017.
In 1990, of 2,245 people were murdered. Last year, however, that number dropped nearly 90 percent to 290 murders. The Sunday Times reported 15 people were murdered in London in February while 14 were murdered in New York City. Both cities are very diverse with large populations. London has over 8.7 million residents and New York City has about 8.5 million.
James Gallagher – March 28, 2018
A man in the UK has caught the world’s “worst-ever” case of super-gonorrhoea.
He had a regular partner in the UK, but picked up the superbug after a sexual encounter with a woman in South East Asia.
Public Health England says it is the first time the infection cannot be cured with first choice antibiotics.
Health officials are now tracing any other sexual partners of the man, who has not been identified, in an attempt to contain the infection’s spread.
He picked up the infection earlier in the year.
The main antibiotic treatment – a combination of azithromycin and ceftriaxone – has failed to treat the disease.
Dr Gwenda Hughes, from Public Health England, said: “This is the first time a case has displayed such high-level resistance to both of these drugs and to most other commonly used antibiotics.”
Jack Andrews – February 15, 2018
The mutant rodents are resistant to poison after developing a genetic mutation called L120Q, which renders many toxins useless.Scientists fear the rats’ immunity to poison will see the population explode.Dee Ward-Thompson, from the British Pest Control Association, said: “There could be a significant risk to public health if left unchecked.”
The shock discovery was made in a study by University of Reading experts who identified “the massive extent of L120Q resistance across the whole of central southern England”.
Data for the rest of the UK was not available.
There are now fears the deadly gene could spread to rat populations across the UK.
Christian Institute – February 5, 2018
Heterosexual couples could be allowed to enter into civil partnerships in England and Wales as MPs back a review into the current laws.
Tim Loughton MP had launched a Private Members Bill to permit heterosexuals to form a civil partnership, claiming it was “not fair” that opposite-sex couples have “the single option of marriage”.
He has been forced to water down his proposals, however, with the Government promising a review, rather than committing to changing the law.
Coalition for Marriage Chairman Colin Hart said: “Extending civil partnerships to unmarried couples will profoundly undermine marriage. It will be seen as a low commitment ‘marriage lite’.”
Fr. Mark Hodges – November 28, 2017
LONDON, England, November 28, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — The United Kingdom may be the first “free” nation in Europe to ban prayer outside abortion businesses.
Home Secretary Amber Rudd has proposed criminalizing organized prayer gatherings at abortion centers throughout England because she claims that women need “protection” from pro-life vigil participants.
“The decision to have an abortion is already an incredibly personal one, without women being further pressured by aggressive protesters,” the Home Office said.
Mac Slavo – November 28, 2017
Scarlet fever cases are now at 50-year-high sparking concerns for researchers, as they are baffled as to how “Victorian-era” diseases are making a comeback. The disease has been on the rise since 2014, and researchers are failing to find the cause.
Scarlet fever hit its highest level in England for 50 years, with more than 17,000 cases reported in 2016 according to research in the Lancet. The infection is most common in children under the age of 10 and although highly contagious (being spread easily with a cough) is easily cured with a round of antibiotics. But that, in and of itself, raises concerns of the disease becoming resistant to antibiotics, creating a global pandemic.
Doctors are urging the public to be aware of symptoms, which include a rosy rash, and seek help from their doctor. Data for 2017 suggests the rate of infection may be falling, but experts remain cautious, saying it is “too early to tell.” Normally, first world nations have a better chance of handling an outbreak such as this, but England is on the verge of losing control over this scarlet fever outbreak.
Grace Carr – October 16, 2017
A British school has changed its policies to allow biological boys to sleep in the girls’ dorms, wear skirts, and use gender neutral pronouns and girl names.
The new policies at Gordon’s School in Woking, England, lets both boys and girls use whichever bathrooms the individual feels comfortable using and dress however they see fit, according to the Times on Sunday. The school policy allows boys to wear jewelry, makeup, and sport long hair.
“Parents of pupils were surprised by how open-minded we have been. Most schools are having these issues,” said Rob Pavis, the deputy head of the school.
Students had left the institution to embrace their gender identities elsewhere because they didn’t feel comfortable doing so at the boarding school. Gordon’s School made the changes after receiving guidance from the Boarding Schools’ Association, encouraging the school to let a boy sleep in the girls’ dorm if he intends to change his gender.
Billy Hallowell – September 6, 2017
Much has been said about the rise of the religiously unaffiliated here in America, but over in England it seems the situation is much more dire than it is here in the states.
In fact, more than half — 53 percent — of Brits now report that they are not at all religious, up five percentage points since 2015, the Independent reported.
And, perhaps more stunningly, this year’s proportion is up 19 percentage points when compared to 1983 when just 32 percent of the public said the same, according to statistics collected by the National Centre for Social Research, a social research group.
Overall, just over four-in-10 British citizens said that they are Christian, with the declines coming in hardest among Church of England members, with just 15 percent of the population claiming allegiance to the Anglican church.
Trey Sanchez – May 26, 2017
Poland’s Prime Minister Beata Szydło is not mincing words with the political elite in Europe who have bowed their collective knee to Islamic terrorism through open borders policies. The European Union wants Poland to accept over 6,000 Muslim migrants but so far, the country has accepted exactly zero, preferring to keep the security of Poles as its number-one priority. However, the EU is seeking to force the country to adopt the Common European Asylum System. This isn’t sitting well with Szydło, especially in light of the suicide bombing in Manchester, England, which claimed the lives of two Polish citizens.
Addressing her country’s parliament, the prime minister sent a wake-up call to Europe to get off its knees or face the reality of more dead children in the future:
“We are not going to take part in the madness of the Brussel elite. We want to help people, not the political elites. I have a courage to say, and I have a courage to ask, all European political elites a question: Where are you headed, Europe? Rise from your knees and from your lethargy, or you will be crying over your children every day.
CNSNews.com Staff – May 23, 2017
(CNSNews.com) – The percentage of people in England who said they were Christian dropped from 71.7 percent to 59.4 percent between the United Kingdom’s 2001 and 2011 censuses, according to the U.K.’s Office for National Statistics.
At the same time, the percentage of people who said they were Muslim increased from 3.1 percent to 5.0 percent.
In Greater Manchester, the Christian population held relatively steady, going from 74.1 percent in 2001 to 73.1 percent in 2011. At the same time, however, the Muslim population of Manchester grew from 5.0 percent in 2001 to 8.7 percent in 2011.
In 2001, there 49,138,831 people in England (which does not include Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland). Of those 49,138,831 people, 35,251,244 (or 71.7 percent) were Christian; 1,524,887 (or 3.1 percent) were Muslim. 7,709,267 (or 14.6 percent) said they had no religion; and 3,776,515 (or 7.7 percent) did not volunteer to state their religion.