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19 results for 'london'

Cross-Party UK Parliamentary Committee meets Iranian opposition

By siavoshhosseini, published on Feb 2, 2014

PARIS, January 27—A high-level cross-party delegation of British parliamentarians from both Houses of Commons met today with the leader of the Iranian opposition to pursue a humanitarian issue that threatens the lives of thousands.

The meeting involved the British lawmakers and Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), in the council’s headquarters in Auvers-sur-Oise north of Paris.

At issue was the plight of more than 3,000 Iranian dissidents in Iraq, who have been moved from their pervious safe haven to a site outside Baghdad and... (more)

Tags: iran, paris, london

There is no Future for Jews in England

By Anastasia , published on Feb 5, 2013

Here’s a game for you. I’m going to give you two passages from longer texts and I want you to guess where they came from. Sorry, there are no prizes for the right answer. Anyway, this is the first;

For while the Zionists try to make the rest of the world believe that the national consciousness of the Jew finds its satisfaction in the creation of a Palestinian state, the Jews again slyly dupe the dumb Goyim. It doesn't even enter their heads to build up a Jewish state in Palestine for the purpose of living there; all they want is a central organization for their international world... (more)

Tags: israel, london, palestine, anti-semitism, sunday times, holocaust memorial day

Grenada's Gold-en Boy Makes History in London

By Jeff Weisinger, published on Aug 7, 2012

If a world championship title in the 400-meter wasn't enough, toss in Olympic Gold. And a new national holiday.

19-year old Kirani James took gold in the Men's 400m run on Monday, winning with a time of 43.94 seconds becoming the first Grenadian to win an Olympic gold medal in any event.

"He was in control all the way. Under 44 seconds for the first time in his career - we figured he would do it eventually and he did it just at the right time," said four-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Johnson afterwards.

"It means a lot, Grenada will be going crazy right now," James... (more)

Tags: london, 2012, summer olympics, track and field, 400m, grenada

Long Live the Queen!

By Anastasia , published on Jun 3, 2012

She was only eleven years old when she was confronted with her future destiny. It wasn’t something she wanted or welcomed, a little girl interested in the things that little girls are interested in. For many nights thereafter, as she told her grandmother, her mother’s mother, she prayed for a little brother, someone to come and relieve her of the burden. Her prayers, thankfully, were not answered. She was Lilibet; she became Elizabeth; she is our Queen.

England is having a party. This week we celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, sixty years on the throne, only the second time... (more)

Tags: england, london, tradition, queen elizabeth, monarchy

Thou Shall Never More Be Mayor

By Anastasia , published on May 15, 2012

At the beginning of the month I wrote about the imminent mayoral election in London (Blonde Ambition, 1 May). Boris Johnson, the Conservative incumbent won against all the odds, against a tidal wave of electoral hostility flowing over the party. I was even gladder, though, to hear the final farewell of Ken Livingstone, a former mayor standing for the Labour Party. At last London is rid of this maudlin, self-pitying old narcissist. Bye, bye Ken. Never turn again; thou shall never more be mayor!

Now comes the time to write Livingstone’s epitaph, a farewell to arms for conceivably... (more)

Tags: london, british politics, mayoral election, ken livingstone

Blonde Ambition

By Anastasia , published on May 1, 2012

When I was eighteen I wrote to Boris Johnson, the present mayor of London. He was then shadow Minister of the Arts in the front bench team of Michael Howard, the Conservative Leader of the Opposition.

Johnson was also at the time the editor of the Spectator, a weekly political magazine that I’ve been reading since my early schooldays. It was on his watch that an editorial appeared criticising the people of Liverpool for displays of ‘mawkish sentimentality’ over the death in Iraq of a prominent local figure. They were also accused of wallowing in a ‘vicarious victimhood.’ Howard,... (more)

Tags: cities, london, british politics, mayoral elections

The Socialism of Fools

By Anastasia , published on Mar 22, 2012

London is in the grip of a mild political fever at the present. The mayoral election is scheduled to take place in early May, the leading candidates being the incumbent Boris Johnson of the Conservative Party and Labour’s Ken Livingstone, a former mayor whom dear old Boris booted out of office four years ago.

I’ve been campaigning vigorously in my milieu for the latter because, well, I adore the blond beast! No, there is more to it than that. Livingstone, better known as Red Ken, was a disaster for London in the past; he would be a disaster for London in the future.

Red Ken... (more)

Tags: london, anti-semitism, british politics

Loony Tunes

By Anastasia , published on Feb 15, 2012

If you live in London I’m sure it will come as no surprise to you that it’s impossible to avoid mad people, especially on the tube, the underground railway. I’ve had a few encounters, the last with a guy obsessing over my blonde hair, reaching out to touch it, not a comfortable experience, I assure you.

Rod Liddle, writing in the Spectator, describes an encounter he had on a train with a ‘loony’ (Rod never walks on verbal tiptoes!), a guy who was barking mad – literally! Every time the train drew into a station he barked, loudly. Only when the train pulled away again did he return to... (more)

Tags: mental illness, london

Saint Paul Protests Protesters

By Anastasia , published on Oct 25, 2011

You are thinking of coming to London, are you? I’m sure that there are a number of highlights on your itinerary: Buck House, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus and Westminster Abbey, all there among the more compelling draws. And then there is Saint Paul’s Cathedral, Sir Christopher Wren’s seventeenth century Baroque masterpiece, a symbol of the new London that emerged from the Great Fire of 1666.

Hold on; you can't go there. Yes, I’m sorry to have to tell you that you are going to have to score this off the list because it’s closed, for the first time since London was under attack... (more)

Tags: london, saint paul's cathedral, anti-capitalist protests

Lady P’s Fifteen Minutes of Fame

By Anastasia , published on Sep 27, 2011

...I think that all heroes are unlikely, ordinary people who behave in an extraordinary way in exceptional circumstances.

This surely applies to 45-year-old Pauline Pearce, a grandmother, jazz singer and local radio activist. Born in Barbados in the West Indies, she now lives in the London district of Hackney. She was there that night in August as a tsunami of madness passed over the city. She was in the street as hooded thugs demolished her neighbourhood, taking what they could get from where they could get it, destroying what they wanted for the sake of destruction.

... (more)

Tags: london, riots

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