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Re: The UK thread

Post by sparks » Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:49 pm

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Witness » Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:25 am

Stormy denies having had sex with any hedge, even hedge funds. :P



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Re: The UK thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:03 am

Nothing quite like being uppah claaaaahs Old Boy. :)

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Witness » Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:31 am

"Jacob Rees-Mogg" could be a character from a Wodehouse novel. :mrgreen:

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Witness » Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:52 am

From 2014:
Faceless ‘Deeni Doll’ for Muslim girls launched in Britain

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A new faceless doll, produced in accordance with Islamic law, has been launched in Britain.

The ‘Deeni Doll’, which is adorned with a traditional hijab headdress, has no nose, mouth, or eyes, in order to comply with Islamic rulings regarding the depictions of facial features.

The toy, which took four years to create, is the brainchild of Ridhwana B, a former teacher at a Muslim school.

She told the Lancashire Telegraph: ‘I came up with the idea from scratch after speaking to some parents who were a little concerned about dolls with facial features.’

She continued: ‘Some parents won’t leave the doll with their children at night because you are not allowed to have any eyes in the room.
https://metro.co.uk/2014/12/14/faceless ... n-4986716/

A tad superstitious, are we? :mrgreen:

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:27 pm

The same sort of doll Muhammad gave little Ayesha as a wedding present. 8)
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Re: The UK thread

Post by Witness » Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:14 am

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:33 am

Does that mean areas not so designated are implicitly bad behaviour zones? :)
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Re: The UK thread

Post by ed » Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:11 am

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Giz » Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:55 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:33 am
Does that mean areas not so designated are implicitly bad behaviour zones? :)
Rest of U.K.

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Witness » Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:06 am

Care homes should prioritise wifi to make sure grandchildren come to visit says care minister
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/0 ... dren-come/

Well, it's not funny, right? :notsure:

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Witness » Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:40 am

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:28 am

In short, free and open exchange of ideas and opinions is harmful to democracy if people you don't like are allowed to do it.
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Re: The UK thread

Post by Witness » Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:03 am

Abingdon police open 'calming' pink cell for children

A police force has painted a cell pink to make it less threatening for any children who have to use it.
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-oxf ... e-45037919

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Love the "who have to use it"… :mrgreen:

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Witness » Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:41 am

Roofer fined £300 for carrying sandwich wrappers and crisp packets in his van

A white van man has been hit with a £300 fine after sandwich wrappers and crisp packets were found inside his work van.

Roofer Stewart Gosling, 43, was punished with the on-the-spot penalty after a stash of waste he kept in a plastic commercial waste bag was found in the back of his vehicle.

Waltham Forest Council workers told Mr Gosling he was breaking the law for carrying the rubbish without permission when they carried out spot checks in east London.

Mr Gosling has tried to appeal the fine but has been told he will end up in court if he doesn't pay the penalty issued at the roadside.
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The roofing contractor was driving through Chingford in north east London when he was pulled over by council workers.

They searched his vehicle before asking him if he had a waste carriers' licence, which are required by any business that transports commercial refuse.

Stewart from Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, was handed a fixed penalty notice for "failure to furnish documentation (waste carriers licence)".

He was ordered to pay £300 within 14 days of May 23, when the incident occurred. He said he plans to settle the fine.

A Waltham Forest Council spokesman said: "The waste in this case was being transported in commercial refuse bag in the trader's vehicle.

"Regardless of what the items are, if waste is being stored in a commercial refuse bag in a trader's van it is necessary that they have a valid waste carriers' license."
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/0 ... ckets-van/

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Hmmm… What's with the "white van man"? And "council workers" searching a vehicle? :?

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Grammatron » Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:47 am

Hey Witness, you got a license to be asking questions?

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Witness » Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:28 am

A loicense?!? :shock:

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:06 pm

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Witness » Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:20 am

Clickbait title, but I deem it positive:
British court recognises sharia law in landmark divorce case

Sharia law has been recognised by a British court for the first time after a judge made a landmark divorce ruling which could change the way Islamic marriage and divorce works in the UK.

The High Court ruled that an estranged couple's Islamic faith marriage, conducted in a ceremony called a nikah, falls under British matrimonial law despite it not being legally recognised as such.

It means Nasreen Akhtar will be free to bring her case to the divorce court and claim her share of the assets of her marriage where she previously would not have been able to.

In the high-profile case Mrs Akhtar and her businessman husband Mohammed Shabaz Khan were deemed to have a valid marriage.

The judge said the union should be recognised because the couple, who took their vows in 1998, lived as man and wife, introduced each other as such and had expectations similar to a British marriage contract.

The case will have significant implications for women who marry under sharia law but not UK law and could give them the right to divorce their husbands and split the assets related to the union, as well as securing a divorce more easily.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/0 ... orce-case/

Good for the ladies, but another foot in the door?

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:29 am

Islam will be the de jure official religion of the UK in a few years.

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