Crunch Time for UK PM May as She Seeks Unity on Brexit Plan

Newsmax – July 6, 2918

British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing resistance from hard-core Brexit backers in her Conservative government as she gathers her fractious Cabinet to hammer out a plan for future trade with the European Union.

The 30-strong Cabinet is being sequestered Friday inside the prime minister’s Chequers country retreat — without their phones — to discuss a compromise plan that May hopes will unite the government, and be accepted by the bloc.

It’s a tall order.

With just nine months to go until the U.K. leaves the bloc, May says the government has “a great opportunity — and a duty” to agree on a plan.

But pro-Brexit ministers including Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson have doubts about her proposal, which would see Britain stick closely to EU rules for trade in goods.

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It spreads! Drag queens teaching kids becomes phenomenon

WND – November 13, 2017

It was only days ago when WND reported Xochi Mochi made an appearance at the Michelle Obama public library in Long Beach, California, hitting the pro-LGBTQ, transgender, drag-queen friendly, Satanist-approved political hot buttons all in one shot.

Mochi was there to read to young children, a fad that is spreading, with new reports that there now are drag queen story hours for children as young as two years old in the United Kingtom.

It was the Daily Mail that reported that drag queens were being brought into taxpayer-funded nursery schools in the U.K., “so that children as young as two can learn about transgender issues” and be taught “LGBT tolerance.”

Nursery managers reported in the Mail that children need to have the indoctrination so they can “see people who defy rigid gender restrictions.”

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Most Of The UK Is Oblivious To The Fact 20 Percent Of Pregnancies End In Abortion

Grace Carr – November 8, 2017

One in five unborn babies are aborted in the U.K., but most British residents have no idea that this is the case, according to a study released Wednesday.

Amárach research shows that only six percent of the U.K. populous knows that 20 percent of pregnancies end in the country in abortion, according to the Irish Examiner. The researchers also found that only 10 percent of the public was aware that 90 percent of babies diagnosed with Down syndrome are aborted in England.

Commissioned by the nation’s Pro Life Campaign, Amárach gathered data by conducting an online poll of 1,000 adults aged 16 and older in May 2017. The study showed that the public is not only unaware of the correct statistics, but also believes that far fewer abortions occur than is the case.

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Christian Parents Pull Son From Church of England School After It Allows Boys to Dress as Girls

Stoyan Zaimov – September 11, 2017

A Christian couple in the U.K. has decided to pull their 6-year-old son from a Church of England primary school in protest against the school’s pro-transgender policies.

Nigel and Sally Rowe from the Isle of Wight explained in a press release shared by the Christian Legal Center that the “deeply painful and very reluctantly taken” decision they took came after they received a “cold and shockingly inappropriate” response to their concerns.

The Rowes are preparing for legal action and have contacted the Diocese of Portsmouth and the Church of England’s Chief Education Officer after the school allowed children to dress and identify as the opposite gender.

The parents explained that two years ago a boy in their eldest child’s class decided he wanted to become a girl, and the school treated him as such.

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Parsons Green: UK raises terror threat to critical after London terrorist bomb attack

DW – September 15, 2017

British police embarked on a wide manhunt on Friday following a terrorist attack on a London subway train.

An improvised device hidden inside a plastic bucket and a supermarket freezer bag exploded inside a packed train carriage, injuring 29 people, mostly with burns.

“Clearly, this was a device that was intended to cause significant harm,” Prime Minister Theresa May said after calling a meeting of the government’s COBRA emergency committee.

Later on Friday, May said the country’s threat level had been raised from severe to the highest possible level of critical, which means an attack is expected imminently.

“The public will see more armed police on the transport network and on our streets providing extra protection,” May said.

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UK May Require Christian Schools to Admit Students of Other Faiths

Stoyan Zaimov – July 24, 2017

Politicians in the U.K. are reportedly set to drop plans that would have allowed single-faith schools to remain as they are. Christian schools may soon be required to ensure that half of their students are from different religious backgrounds.

Premier reported on Sunday that although Tory ministers had promised in their election manifesto to scrap plans that would have placed a cap on school admissions, they have now reversed course, due to concerns that Christian-only schools “heighten community divisions.”

Chief inspector of schools Amanda Spielman told the Sunday Times: “Admission 100% on faith leads to increased levels of segregation within communities.”

“I am uncomfortable with anything that leads to increased segregation.”

While both the Church of England and the Roman Catholic Church have made plans to open free schools, the latter has said that it cannot open new state schools if half of their places must be reserved for students of other faiths.

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And so it begins: Brexit talks to focus 1st on orderly exit

Raf Casert - June 19, 2017

BRUSSELS — Talks on Britain leaving the European Union began Monday with both sides saying they will focus first on an orderly withdrawal: a deal for citizens living in each other’s territory, border arrangements between Ireland and the U.K. and the amount that Britain will pay to get out of previous EU commitments.

Both EU negotiator Michel Barnier and his British counterpart David Davis said after the first negotiating session they were confident of quick progress but said major challenges lay ahead to meet the deadline of March 2019 for Britain to officially leave the bloc.

“In the first step, we will deal with the most pressing issues. We must lift the uncertainty caused by Brexit,” said Barnier. “In a second step, we will scope our future partnership.”

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Dimon Says Euro Zone May Not Survive If Concerns Are Ignored

Hugh Son and Sonali Basak – January 18, 2017

The euro region could break up if political leaders don’t get to grips with the discontent that’s spurring support for populist leaders across the continent, JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon said.

Dimon said he had hoped European Union leaders would examine what caused the U.K. to vote to leave and then make changes. That hasn’t happened, and if nationalist politicians including France’s Marine Le Pen rise to power in elections across the region “the euro zone may not survive,” Dimon, 60, said in a Bloomberg Television interview with John Micklethwait.

“What went wrong is going wrong for everybody, not just going wrong for Britain, but in some ways it looks like they’re kind of doubling down,” Dimon said in the interview Wednesday at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Unless leaders address underlying concerns, “you’re going to have the same political things about immigration, the laws of the country, how much power goes to Brussels.”

Dimon’s remarks on Europe were unusually pessimistic, coming in a wide-ranging interview in which he also criticized regulations that he said stunt economic growth.

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Christian Couple Denied Adoption of Foster Children Over Opposition to Homosexual Parenting

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A Christian couple in the U.K. has reportedly been denied their request to adopt two foster children in their care after they told social workers that the juveniles needed a mother and a father, and not two daddies.

According to reports, the couple, which has not been identified, has been looking after the children since early 2016 and has sought to adopt the youth themselves. They had initially been turned down because their house was too small.

When they were later told by a social worker that two men had expressed interest, the couple “expressed a degree of shock and asked if this was a ‘joke.’” They also said that it would be hard to explain the concept to one of the children who had said he was “waiting for a new mummy.”

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