UK Lawmakers Blast Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter As ‘Recruiting Platforms for Terrorism’ – Fortune

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube should hire more people to monitor hate speech and material inciting violence as well as putting staff in police operation centers to remove offending posts faster, British lawmakers said. In a report released on Thursday by parliament’s Home Affairs Select Committee, lawmakers said major internet firms were “consciously failing” to stop […]

UK Weather: Bank Holiday getaway hit by rain, lightning and thunder – Daily Mail

UK Weather: Bank Holiday getaway hit by rain, lightning and thunder – Daily Mail

Motorists were stranded in extraordinary 19-mile tailbacks today ahead of the Bank Holiday getaway as part of a motorway was shut while police negotiated with a woman on a bridge before arresting her. The M5 was closed in both directions between Junctions 26 and 27 near Wellington shortly before 11am, and Highways England said traffic […]

UK net migration remains close to record levels – BBC News

UK net migration remains close to record levels – BBC News

Image copyright PA Net migration to the UK was 327,000 for the year to March, according to Office for National Statistics estimates. The figures – for the period before Britain voted to leave the EU – are down slightly on record levels. Net migration is the difference between the number of people coming to the […]

Donald Trump can beat polls, UKIP’s Nigel Farage tells rally – BBC News

Media captionNigel Farage addressed a rally of Donald Trump supporters Outgoing UKIP leader Nigel Farage has urged Republicans to “get your walking boots on” and drum up support for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. He appeared before 15,000 activists in Jackson, Mississippi, being introduced by and sharing the stage with Mr Trump. And he said […]

How does Scotland view the UK Labour leadership contest? – BBC News

How does Scotland view the UK Labour leadership contest? – BBC News

Image copyright Thomas Nugent/Geograph The banks of the Clyde in Greenock are an imposing reminder of Scotland’s industrial past, littered with shipyard cranes. For decades this was safe Labour territory. Until 2015, the local MP had been from the Labour Party for 30 years. The party had never lost a Holyrood election here. But not […]

Brexit Triggers Stampede For UK Citizenship – Sky News

Barbara Drozdowicz, who herself is now applying for a passport, says she is disappointed with the British government, which is refusing to guarantee the rights of EU citizens already in the UK. Ms Drozdowicz, who is director of the East European Advice Centre, said: “This is not what we would expect from the British state, quite frankly. “I mean […]

Here’s Why Richard Branson Is at War With UK Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn – Fortune

Here’s Why Richard Branson Is at War With UK Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn – Fortune

Well, that escalated quickly. British billionaire investor and philanthropist Sir Richard Branson has found himself in a bad-tempered spat with the U.K.’s answer to Senator Bernie Sanders over the state of Britain’s rail industry, much of which is controlled by Branson’s Virgin Rail Group. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn lashed out at Necker Island’s most […]