” A quick analysis of English dialects shows that there are roughly as many in the British Isles as there are in the whole of North America – including Canada, Bermuda and Native American dialects. The same categorization would, in North America, result in there being about one dialect per 10m people; in the British Isles there would be one for every 1.3m. Britain is highly peculiar in its linguistic variation, and the cultural contours associated with these differences make a small country feel large.
First impressions of unearned features, such as accents, still have an impact on success, in employment, social life and elsewhere. New YouGov research looks at public opinion towards 12 of the main accents of the British Isles, revealing clear winners and losers, at least in terms of what is seen as attractive.
The Birmingham accent, more specifically ‘Brummie’, has lost the battle of appeal. In net terms it scores -53, 20 points below than the second-lowest: ‘Scouse’, the accent of Liverpool, on -33. “
YouGov has all the details
” Muslim cab drivers and Subway franchise managers refusing disabled customers with guide dogs. Muslim refugees on welfare demanding Sharia Law-compliant food banks. Towns surrendering to the complaint of a single Muslim to remove an ad for bacon. Man ordered to remove an American flag because it was ‘offensive to Muslims.’
The demands of Muslims in America are spreading more quickly than we can document it. Yet despite the record influx of immigrants and “refugees” from Muslim nations, the population in America is (for now) well below that of Britain.
And it is from Britain that a stunning warning video comes showing us what can happen when a large number of Muslims infiltrate a Western city.”
Read more at Top Right News and you can visit the EDL website here
Rotherham: In The Face Of Such Evil, Who Is The Racist Now?
” The Yorkshire town where 1,400 girls have been sexually abused by Asian men is a byword for depravity – all because people wouldn’t rock the multicultural boat
Let’s start with a riddle. If South Yorkshire Police can mount a raid on Sir Cliff Richard’s home in pursuit of evidence linked to a single allegation of child sex abuse 30 years ago, why were South Yorkshire Police incapable of pursuing multiple allegations against multiple men who raped 1,400 children over 16 years?
One thousand four hundred. Consider the weight of that number, feel its tragic heft. Picture 50 junior-school classes of little girls in Rotherham, once a respectable northern town, now a byword for depravity. We have seen child-grooming cases before, but the disgusting stories revealed in the report by Professor Alexis Jay amount to evidence of abuse on an industrial scale. “
” After completing 250 flying hours, Callie, a three-year-old British canine citizen, has received an honorary copilot flying license from Aircraft Owners and Pilots’ Association (AOPA).
Graham Mountford is Callie’s owner, and for the past three years he has been taking his pet on flights across England. Mountford has been a private pilot for AOPA for the past 13 years and the “certified” flying dog took his first airplane ride when he was only three months old.”
“ Everything has gone well on the flights. We first did a short flight and [Callie] seemed happy” said Mountford. After taking that initial voyage, the canine co-pilot has flown with his owners on weekend trips.”
Read more at Life With Dogs and the BBC
Image Credit: Reporters Without Borders
” While press freedom seems to be in a troubling downward trajectory in the U.S., Internet freedom is not looking much better either.
Reporters Without Borders recently announced its annual “Enemies of the Internet” list, and it is a real doozy this year. There are some of the usual suspects — China, Sudan, Iran, North Korea and Cuba — but there are also a few surprising additions to the list — especially the U.S. and the U.K.
Take a look at the map … “
We in the west should be so proud . Look at the details of the map and hang your heads in shame .
” “How will so-called democratic countries be able to press for the protection of journalists if they adopt the very practices they are criticizing authoritarian regimes for?” asked the report.
Check out this interactive version of the map for a more detailed look at Internet censorship around the world.”
The leaders of the US and UK should be absolutely ashamed of themselves to find the homes of the Magna Carta and Declaration of Independence / Constitution / Bill Of Rights in company with the above mentioned dictatorships , oligarchies and theocracies . One can practically feel the earth tremble as the Founding Fathers turn over in their graves .
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These UK cops fabricate a case for arresting a pedestrian , who is filming the police arresting protestors from a public sidewalk , for allegedly driving drunk even though none of the officers saw the man anywhere near a motor vehicle . Neither did the cops see anything to give rise to the suspicion that the cameraman was intoxicated … other than the lying word of another cop .
Shameful behavior really , with the police so brazen as to not even give pause to the fact that the entire incident was on tape . Watching it will make your “blood boil” , as the original poster said , and one cannot help but marvel at the restraint demonstrated by the video-cameraman .
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” Britain has been battered by the biggest wave in History – a staggering 75ft monster – just hours before a huge Atlantic superstorm is set to smash into the mainland.
The largest wave ever seen in British waters was recorded at 3.30am yesterday by a buoy operated by the Channel Coastal Observatory off Penzance, Cornwall.
The beast destroyed the previous record British wave of 67ft and forecasters warned it was only the beginning of 72 hours of storm hell.
It came as experts recommended a Tsunami warning system be installed in the Atlantic to protect Britain and Ireland from enormous waves they claimed were ‘increasingly likely’ “
Story continues at The Express
” A physics teacher from St. Peter’s Collegiate in Wolverhampton was recently fired after using a pellet gun as part of an experiment.
Richard West, 53, wanted to demonstrate the rate of deceleration of a pellet from an air gun. He recruited around 20 students to hold sheets of paper out at arms length and fired a single round. The pellet passed through about half of the papers before deflecting off a desk and striking one student in the leg. Word quickly got out of the teacher’s lesson and he was quickly suspended and later fired, ending his 20-year career at the school, Daily Mail reports.”
The student accidentally struck by the pellet goes to bat , as do thousands of others , for the fired teacher as the Guardian reports …
” In the usual run of things, a teacher who has shot a pupil probably would not expect much sympathy from the classroom. All the more remarkable, then, that Richard West’s former charges – chief among them the shot pupil – have started a petition calling for his reinstatement.
West’s former students have leapt to his defence, saying he has been unfairly punished for a freak accident in which the victim suffered only a scratch. They have set up a Facebook page, Bring Back Westy, filled with tributes to the teacher’s popularity, and a petition which has almost 1,500 signatures.”
You can sign the petition here which at present has over 2100 signatures .
” From everyone’s support on the Facebook page, it is easy to see that Mr. West means a great deal to all of us. However, we realize that we need an actual petition rather than a Facebook page with likes. Therefore, it would mean a great deal to both the students, and mainly Mr West if you will spend a few seconds to fill out this form.”