David Cameron backs bans on Muslim face veils


Extremist far-right winger David Cameron is to introduce the ban on muslim women’s face veil which is a breach of womens human rights. In a free society people are free to express their needs, desires, wishes, speech as they want. So, what is stopping #Cameron from banning topless garments and mini skirts as they are a provocation in the same way Cameron thinks that people under the veil are perhaps burglars or jewelry shop raiders.

Cameron has targeted a soft-spot – women! he could have targeted men to not to wear the prayer cap but he knows that would spark the ultimate outrage that Cameron could loose not only his tie but not be wearing a suit to office. What this shows is that Cameron has actually informants from far-right wingers and is slowly moving towards being a extreme far-right winger.

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Boycott Cameron’s decision to overturn the ban on face veils because this is a breach of human rights. The breach denies the freedom of expression and the freedom to dress as women want. If Cameron is has become an extremist on how women dress he should be taught that not all women specially in UK carry bombs under their veil. If he still fails to understand then he is also neglecting far extreme forms of dressing in the fashion industry which should also be banned such transparent and provocative dresses. On the other hand he could encourage women of all different types to wear face veils. Otherwise what Cameron is doing going down the French route and following the fascist French president to ban the burka/veil in public.

This is not just a boycott on lifting the ban on the veil but a boycott to stop the denial of women’s human rights, freedom of expression and freedom to dress. If you think this is right then raise your voice now and speak out against the wrong decision.

EE is so shit


EE formerly known as T-mobile is so shit, although they offer for users to top-up £1.00 for 7 days, you can’t top-up another £1.00 if you have used-up all your credit or minutes before the 7 day period but I have my own trick to out-win them since they think they are so clever, I will just buy another SIM and put £1.00 on it, haha, fools !

Nominet Condemned for Preventing .uk Domain Ownership


Nominet the domain registrar has been condemned by Todays Controversy for issuing a new domain extention which many people cannot have.

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The .uk domain name is offered by many domain registrars but in contradiction to what they offer. Although the registrars give the option to own a .uk domain name, in actual fact you cannot have the .uk domain or you are prevented from taking-up this domain. In order for you to own .uk domain name nominet says you must already be a owner of a .co.uk domain name.

In addition a new registrant does not have the right to choose a new .uk domain without owning a .co.uk domain. The owners of existing domains with a .co.uk domain is given rights first and even if they don’t take the .uk domain it is reserved for them for five years. So, basically a .uk domain name is and is not available – confusing ? well, even though the .uk domain name is available when you do a search for your favourite domain which you previously couldn’t have because all the good names under .com, .co.uk, .net have run out and, then you find a really good domain name you can have now under the .uk extention domain registrars prevent people from buying the domain because nominet has this silly and stupid rule that says the owner of another domain has the first right to own the .uk domain. Ok, perhaps it is for a few days but it is reserved for five years for another domain owner who already has their domain domain name – how stupid!

This is a very bad domain policy by nominet and they need to get to grips with themselves to stop making stupid rules and allow anyone and everyone to own which ever domain they like under any extention as long as it is freely available. The .uk domain is freely available under many domain names but people are not allowed to have it.

 

Why do you support Ukip? Party supporters reveal their views


The rise of Ukip is one of the key trends in British politics, helping shape the agenda and unsettling the older political parties.

But who is actually supporting Ukip, and why? Where do they live, and what do they want?

Listen to some nervous Tory MPs and you’d conclude that Ukippers are all disaffected Conservatives in golf club ties, living in comfortable home counties retirement and holding David Cameron’s fate in their hands.

But listen to the Ukip PR machine and you’ll be told that Ukip supporters come from all backgrounds, ages and regions, threatening all the established parties equally.

The Telegraph is offering Ukip supporters themselves the chance to establish the truth, speaking for themselves as party of our new video graphic.

Over the months leading up to the European elections in May and the general election next year, we will add to our gallery with more contributions.

If you want to take part, email us on whyrukip@telegraph.co.uk and watch the video below detailing what we are looking for.

And keep watching the map as we reveal more of the people who make Ukip what it is today.

Graphic by Joel Gunter and Dan Palmer

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England’s men reach World Cup semis


England’s men qualified for the World Cup semi-finals with a dramatic 3-2 victory against Belgium in their must-win final Group A match.

Belgium, who knew a draw would see them progress at England’s expense, led after 14 minutes through Thomas Briels.

Nick Catlin and Ashley Jackson scored in each half to put England ahead.

31 May: England 1-1 Spain 2 June: England 2-1 India 5 June: England 2-0 Malaysia 7 June: England 0-5 Australia 9 June: England 3-2 Belgium Tanguy Cosyns’s 63rd-minute equaliser looked set to eliminate England, before Iain Lewers converted a late penalty flick to put them in the last four.

Victory ensured England finished as Group A runners-up with three wins from their five pool matches, with either the Netherlands or Argentina awaiting them in Friday’s semi-final.

After suffering a 5-0 thrashing by defending champions Australia on Saturday, Bobby Crutchley’s men showed resilience and determination as they put that defeat behind them.

The Belgians, who were backed by a large vocal support in The Hague, enjoyed plenty of possession and dominated territory throughout.

But England defended stoutly and caused problems on the break, eventually being rewarded when Lewers kept his cool to secure victory four minutes before full-time.

“We have done it the hard way as usual but we deserve to be in the last four,” said England’s opening goalscorer Catlin.

“We broke on the counter-attack and deserved the win. But it was our defence that won the game.”

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Qatar claims are racist – Blatter


Fifa president Sepp Blatter claims allegations surrounding the Qatar 2022 World Cup bid are motivated by racism.

Qatar was chosen as host in December 2010 but corruption claims have prompted Fifa to begin an inquiry.

“There is a sort of storm against Fifa relating to the Qatar World Cup,” Blatter said. “Sadly there’s a great deal of discrimination and racism.”

Fifa will rule on the validity of the bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups in September or October.

At that point, the president of football’s world governing body said, the “matter will be closed”.

Speaking to African football officials in Sao Paulo, Blatter confirmed that the latest allegations  would be discussed at the Fifa Congress on Tuesday and Wednesday.

He said Fifa needed to combat “anything that smacks of discrimination and racism”.

“It really makes me sad,” he added.

At its general assembly in Sao Paulo, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) condemned what it termed “the repeated, deliberately hateful, defamatory and degrading attacks by some media, notably British, on the image and the integrity of the Confederation of African Football, its president, its members, its member associations and the entire African continent.”

Caf added that it would urge the executive committee “to file a law suit, if necessary, so that the authors of this smearing and defamatory campaign against African football leaders are brought to book”.

Qatar overcame competition from Australia, Japan, South Korea and the United States to be named as 2022 hosts.

But the bidding process has been hit by a series of corruption claims.

American lawyer Michael Garcia is currently involved in an independent investigation into the bidding process and is due to deliver his report to Fifa in mid-July.

Blatter, 78, told delegates from the Asian Football Conference that Garcia would also speak at Fifa’s congress to update delegates on his inquiry.

Garcia is investigating everyone connected with the bidding process for both the 2018 World Cup, to be staged in Russia, and the 2022 event.

Qatar’s World Cup organising committee continues to reject claims of wrongdoing and says it is confident the vote was won fairly.

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E3 2014: Xbox One’s 2015 slate includes Crackdown, Limbo and Tomb Raider follow-ups


Xbox One 2015 releases include Crackdown and Tomb Raider follow-ups Yes everyone, there’s a new Crackdown coming

Everything Microsoft showed during the first half of its E3 2014 press conference will be out in time for the 2014 holiday season, but Microsoft didn’t stop there.

The company also discussed dozens of new Xbox One games scheduled for release in 2015, including some surprising new sequels and a massive slate of indie games.

At the top of the list is a new title called Inside, the first game from Playdead Studios since the beloved black-and-white platformer Limbo.

Rise of the Tomb Raider, the follow-up to Crystal Dynamics’ 2013 Lara Croft origin story, was another pleasant surprise that should be out next year. It seems Lara will struggle with the trauma of what happened to her in the first game, though we’re betting she’ll recover somehow.

Happily Microsoft also revealed the return of some franchises that have long been dormant, including Crackdown 3 and a new game in the Phantom Dust series, which hasn’t seen an entry since the days of the original Xbox.

New gameplay footage of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Ubisoft’s The Division showed up as well, not to mention the announcement of a new action game from Platinum Games, a dragon-slaying adventure called Scalebound.

And not to be outdone by Sony, which last year at E3 showed many more indie games than Microsoft, this year the Xbox conference highlighted dozens with a quick trailer.

These included Aztez, Knight Squad, Plague Inc Evolved, White Night, Earthlock: Festival of Magic, Cuphead, Hyper Light Drifter, Lifeless Planet, Slash Dash, Fru, Lover in a Dangerous Spacetime, Mighty No. 9, Grave, Threes, FenixRage, Woolfe, #IDARE, Hellraid, and Below.

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Rescue in Germany’s deepest cave


9 June 2014 Last updated at 17:48 Rescuer enters cave near Berchtesgaden An initial group of 12 rescuers entered the cave in a complex operation to recover the injured climber A team is trying to rescue a 52-year-old man injured in a rock fall in a 1,000m-deep (3,280ft) cave in Germany, in an operation that could take days.

The Riesending cave is Germany’s deepest and it took one of the man’s companions up to 12 hours to return to the surface to raise the alarm.

Some 200 people are involved in the operation, near Berchtesgaden in southern Germany.

The first rescuers reached the man in the vertical cave on Monday.

A second group, including an Austrian doctor used to cave rescues, descended some hours later, Bavarian public TV said. Another team from Switzerland was also reported to be on its way.

Stefan Schneider, Bavarian Mountain Rescue Service, explains the challenges

The man, who was with two companions on a Whitsun-holiday trip in the Untersberg mountain range, suffered injuries to his head and torso in the rock fall in the early hours of Sunday. Although he was wearing headgear, it was unable to protect him from the weight of the rock.

“He is responsive but he’s not doing well,” an official told Sueddeutsche Zeitung.

The man was one of the researchers who discovered the cave a few years ago, German media report.

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While one of his companions went to seek help, the other stayed with him. He is said to be from the Stuttgart area although authorities have not released his name.

The entrance was found in 1995, but it is only in the past dozen years that explorers have begun investigating the cave system, which is said to be full of ravines and vertical shafts.

The complex nature of the cave system, as well as its depth, is making the operation even more hazardous, officials say.

“We have shafts that go straight down 350m (1,150 ft), where you have to abseil down and climb back up on a rope,” Klemens Reindl told German TV.

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Picture courtesy AP Photo Markus Leitner,Bayerisches Rotes Kreuz/Berchtesgaden A team from Switzerland was due to join the operation and an Italian team was also on standby Deepest and longest cave system in Germany – 19,2km long and 1,148m deepNarrow tunnels reached only by abseiling down 300m Lies on Austrian border, north of Berchtesgaden Injured researcher reportedly helped discover caves in 1995Mapping of cave system began in 2002line

The initial aim was for alpine experts to set up a base station at a depth of 300m and then establish communications with the rescue team.

Stefan Schneider from Bavaria’s mountain rescue said bringing up the injured climber would be even harder than reaching him had been: “You have to imagine it’s 1,000m almost vertically, where you have to climb up with ropes and crampons.”

Very few specialists were equipped to deal with such depths, he added.

Fire engine and helicopter in valley near Berchtesgaden Some 200 people were involved in the rescue operation near Berchtesgaden Rescuer enters cave near Berchtesgaden The cave is said to have a labyrinth of ravines and vertical shafts

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Clegg: We’d tax the wealthiest more


9 June 2014 Last updated at 17:13 Nick Clegg said the idea the coalition with the Conservatives had robbed the Lib Dems of their “soul” was a ”myth”Nick Clegg has said the Lib Dems would borrow to fix Britain’s “creaking” roads, railways and water networks once the deficit has been axed, saying he does not want “austerity forever”.

Mr Clegg said he aimed to have fixed the deficit by 2017/2018.

He said this would be achieved by increasing taxes for the wealthier rather than by more welfare cuts, as the Conservatives proposed.

Mr Clegg’s speech comes after the party finished sixth in a by-election.

In the speech he defended the decision to go into coalition in 2010 and outlined his party’s “record of delivery and promise of more” ahead of the 2015 election.

It is being seen as part of an attempted fight-back after the party suffered a string of heavy losses in recent English local and European elections.

‘Throwback to the 1970s’

It lost all but one of its 11 MEPs in the European contest, finishing fifth behind the Green Party. It also shed more than 300 council seats in local elections across England, and came sixth in the Newark by-election.

In his speech at Bloomberg in London, Mr Clegg committed the Liberal Democrats to finishing “the job we’ve started” in eliminating the structural deficit by 2017/18 – but he insisted this would be done “in a fundamentally different way to the Conservatives”.

“We are not the Tories,” he said. “We don’t believe in an ever-shrinking state. We are not so ideological about making cuts that we’ll deny people the things they need.

“We’re not so dogmatic about borrowing that we’ll jeopardise Britain’s economic health. Responsibility, yes, austerity forever, no.”

Mr Clegg said unlike the Tories who have “ruled out asking the very wealthy to pay even just a bit more in tax to help the ongoing fiscal effort”, his party will be “asking those with broadest shoulders to make some additional contributions” by extending new council tax bands on higher value properties.

Nigel Farage and Nick Clegg UKIP leader Nigel Farage and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg went head to head in two televised debates

He said investment was needed “to fix our creaking national infrastructure”.

“No-one looking at Britain’s prospects for the future can overlook the fact that we are relying on roads, railways, an energy network and a housing supply which simply will not be able to support the aspirations and ambitions of future generations.

“Our railways are a throwback to the 1970s. We rely on water and waste networks from the 19th Century. We have some of the most congested roads in Europe.

“We cannot build a stronger economy and a fairer society where there are opportunities for everyone unless we are prepared to put our shoulders to the wheel and use the muscle of the state – if necessary through borrowing – to rewire and revamp our infrastructure.”

He said up to 300,000 new houses were needed a year: “We have to give people the homes they need and protect the country from another crisis – and if that means borrowing a bit when times are good and debt is falling, so be it.”

‘Bravest’ party

Mr Clegg’s efforts to boost his party’s standing since entering into coalition with the Conservatives in 2010 – including apologies for his U-turn in raising tuition fees, and making the Lib Dem case for staying in the EU in two debates with UKIP leader Nigel Farage – have so far failed to boost poor poll ratings.

The Deputy Prime Minister defended his decision to enter into coalition with the Conservatives after the 2010 general election and warned that the Lib Dems would not allow their critics to “airbrush out” their role in delivering recovery.

But he told activists they need to be “much clearer and louder” about their motives and their reasons for wanting to govern.

Hailing his party as “the bravest and toughest party in British politics”, Mr Clegg said: “The Liberal Democrats are not and will never be a split-the-difference party. I am not interested in coalition at any cost – I am interested in Liberal Democrats in government to deliver a more liberal Britain.”

He said they were not “some sort of electoral wedge” standing ready to prop up either Labour or the Conservatives in the event of another hung parliament.

He said the “plucky” party had decided to put the country’s interests ahead of its own in 2010 and recalled “anguishing” through the night about whether or not the Lib Dems should go into coalition with the Conservatives.

The Lib Dems were not “opportunists” willing to sign up to policies just to get into power, he said, but had decided to take the “gritty grown-up” decision to go into coalition because the country “was teetering on the edge”.

Commenting on Mr Clegg’s attempted fight-back, Labour’s deputy leader Harriet Harman said: “Nick Clegg should be in no doubt, people will not forget what the Lib Dems have done in government – his party has been an accomplice rather than a brake on this Tory-led government.”

She added: “It is not brave to make promises and break them, it is reckless with people’s confidence in our democracy.”

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Big increase in net migration to UK


27 February 2014 Last updated at 14:44

Net UK migration increased to 212,000 in the year to September 2013, pushing it further away from the Conservatives’ target of below 100,000, according to official estimates.

The Office for National Statistics said the net flow – the numbers moving to the UK minus the numbers leaving it – rose from 154,000 in the previous year.

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The United Kingdom is a tiny island in the middle of the ocean overcrowded and bursting with immigrants and because of this there are no jobs for the citizens of its country. As a result retail prices have gone up, there is no place on the streets to talk, unemployment and crime is high yet the government would not close its borders and empty the country of the overspillage of migrants. London is one of the most densely populated cities in the country and the government continues to let immigrants and migrants in to the country. London is close to becoming like China with a huge massive population yet the government fails repeatedly to close the borders shut. The government needs empty the country of all immigrants and migrants and only let the true citizen (those born in the UK) stay only.

But No 10 said its aim had not changed.

Asked if David Cameron stood by his pledge to reduce net migration to under 100,000 by 2015, the PM’s official spokesman said: “That is absolutely the objective and we are going to very much keep working towards that.

“We are putting in place what we believe are the right measures that go towards meeting that objective.”

There was a rise in new arrivals from Poland, Spain, Italy and Portugal.

Graphic: International migration to and from the UK 2004-13

Some 24,000 citizens of Romania and Bulgaria also arrived in the year to September 2013, nearly three times the 9,000 who arrived in the previous year, the Office for National Statistics said in a report. About 70% came to work, while 30% came to study.

Official figures for how many Romanians and Bulgarians have arrived since working restrictions were lifted on 1 January have yet to be released.

‘Pull factor’

Some 532,000 people migrated to the UK in the year ending September, up from the 497,000 people who arrived during the previous year, while 320,000 left the country, down from the 343,000 the previous year.

Immigration minister James Brokenshire: “Where we have direct levers on the non-EU, we’re actually seeing continued falls”

The number of EU citizens arriving in the UK rose to 209,000 from 149,000 the previous year, the ONS said.

But immigration of non-EU citizens saw a statistically significant decrease, to 244,000 from 269,000 the previous year.

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It is utterly pointless setting immigration targets when you can’t even decide who comes in to this country”

End Quote Nigel Farage UKIP leader The overall increase of 58,000 in the net migration figure will come as a blow to Prime Minister David Cameron and Home Secretary Theresa May’s aim of cutting it to the “tens of thousands” by the time of the next election in May 2015.

But the figures are still down on the levels of net migration reached in the early days of the coalition – revised ONS figures suggest it reached 263,000 in the year to September 2011.

Immigration minister James Brokenshire insisted the government had not abandoned its target and its focus “absolutely remains on bringing net migration down to those sustainable levels”.

He said the immigration flows that the government had some control over, from outside the EU, were continuing to come down.

He told the BBC: “It is down to levels we have not seen, in terms of net migration from outside the EU, since 1998.

Last month Vince Cable, the Liberal Democrat Business Secretary, said the net migration target was “not sensible” because it hinged on factors largely beyond the Government’s control – such as EU migration and Britons leaving or returning to the UK.

How prescient his comments were.

The latest figures show that however successful ministers have been in curbing non-EU immigration, they haven’t been able to prevent Poles, Spaniards, Italians and Portuguese coming to the UK – principally to work.

It would appear to be the unintended consequence of Britain’s economic recovery.

When statistics are published later this year, on the number of Romanians and Bulgarians who entered the UK after work restrictions were lifted, the net migration target is likely to be even further away.

“But what it does show is a very significant increase in migration from the EU itself – doubling – and that’s why we remain focused on dealing with the abuse of free movement and also addressing some of those benefit and welfare factors that may be a pull factor to attract people to come to the UK.”

‘Smoke and mirrors’

He said the government would continue to push at an EU level for restrictions on the free movement of workers.

For Labour, shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper said the government’s targets were “in tatters” and its policy was “a mess”.

She added: “David Cameron promised, ‘No ifs, no buts,’ to cut net migration to the tens of thousands, yet these figures show net migration has gone up and is now more than twice that figure.

“Only five months ago, Theresa May said that the government had been ‘so successful’ they should ‘get out there and shout about it’. There will be no shouting from ministers today.”

But Liberal Democrat Business Secretary Vince Cable welcomed the increase in net migration to the UK, saying the target to reduce it to tens of thousands each year had been set by the Conservatives, not the coalition government.

He said: “Actually it’s good news because the reason immigration is going up is because fewer British people are emigrating and surely that’s a good thing – people are getting jobs here.”

UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage, who campaigns for Britain’s exit from the EU, said: “These latest figures show just how out of control the government is when it comes to controlling immigration in and out of the UK.

“It is utterly pointless setting immigration targets when you can’t even decide who comes in to this country.

“Until we end the open-door immigration policy with the EU and take back full control over our borders nothing can really be done. It’s all smoke and mirrors.”

Net migration fell significantly in 2012, as the coalition government’s crackdown on “bogus” student visas and tighter restrictions on non-EU migrants took effect.

But it began rising again last year, driven by a drop in the number of British citizens emigrating to other countries and an influx of job seekers from struggling EU nations – especially Spain, Portugal and Greece.

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