The map illustrates the ways in which the new American presidential administration will have to strike up relationships with Europe. The most worrying element is the increasing Russian influence in the "old continent" because of its role as major gas supplier to the European countries. Putin and Medvedev are elaborating a plan called "Russia Project" aiming to reintegrate some territories in the Russian Federation and the creation of a Russian Union. Russia can rely on a "Friendly Club" led by Germany. In order to face this strategical threat, the United States can rely for support on the enemies of EuRussia notably Great Britain and some of the baltic nations.
New research published by the Countryside Alliance at the start of National Shooting Week has revealed wide scale misunderstanding amongst the general public about the use of guns. Nine out of 10 people thought that training of young people in the use of legal firearms would not stop misuse despite research in the UK and worldwide showing the opposite to be true.
A quote from Richard North at the EUreferendum blog, 17 May 2009
[T]he scams perpetrated by MEPs are far greater than those in which our MPs indulge. But the European Parliament had the foresight to devise a system where no receipts are required, so there is nothing for the media to get excited about.
The BBC yesterday appointed a Muslim as its head of religious programming in a radical departure from broadcasting tradition.
Police figures have revealed that immigrants are carrying out one in six rapes in Britain – and an astonishing one in THREE in London. And last month it was revealed Romanian Ali Majlat attacked a British woman so he could go to jail because his rapist elder brother wrote to him saying how cushy life was in our prisons.
When the video says that 25% of the population and 50% of all newborns "in Belgium" are Muslims, this applies to Brussels and not yet to Belgium as a whole.
Britain appears to be evolving into the first modern soft totalitarian state. As a sometime teacher of political science and international law, I do not use the term totalitarian loosely. There are no concentration camps or gulags but there are thought police with unprecedented powers to dictate ways of thinking and sniff out heresy, and there can be harsh punishments for dissent.
The great irony is that the new Nato secretary general is about to effectively apologise to the Islamic world for Mr Westergaard's drawing while he, as Danish prime minister, was part of the Bush-Blair alliance which alienated Muslims by invading Iraq.