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Re: The UK thread

Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:40 am

asthmatic camel wrote:
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Why am I never in Manchester when things like this happen?
No action was taken against the women, who were told by city centre officers to cover up.
Out of curiosity, what are the laws regarding public nudity in the UK?
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Re: The UK thread

Post by Giz » Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:44 pm

Public nudity?! This was art!!

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Re: The UK thread

Post by asthmatic camel » Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:21 am

Anaxagoras wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:40 am
asthmatic camel wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:54 pm
Why am I never in Manchester when things like this happen?
No action was taken against the women, who were told by city centre officers to cover up.
Out of curiosity, what are the laws regarding public nudity in the UK?
It's not illegal unless done to "upset and shock", which the complainant has to prove.
It's not an offence to be naked in public in England and Wales but it does become an offence if it can be proved the person stripped off with the intention to upset and shock. The complainant has to prove this.

In Scottish law there is no statutory offence, just the common law offence of offending public decency - a strand of the breach of the peace. The test is essentially the same as in English law, that a member of the public has been put in a state of fear or alarm.

According to the Crown Prosecution Service "a balance needs to be struck between the naturist's right to freedom of expression and the right of the wider public to be protected from harassment, alarm and distress".
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Re: The UK thread

Post by Doctor X » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:08 am

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Re: The UK thread

Post by gnome » Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:59 am

But it is not Real Art (tm) unless you are trying to upset and shock!!!!
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Re: The UK thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:26 pm

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But it is not Real Art (tm) unless you are trying to upset and shock!!!!
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Re: The UK thread

Post by Witness » Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:17 am

Anjem Choudary: Radical preacher has assets frozen

Radical preacher Anjem Choudary has had his assets frozen, days before he is due to leave prison.

The 51-year-old, who was jailed for five-and-a-half years for inviting support for the Islamic State group, is expected to be released on Friday.

The BBC understands police have been preparing a list of up to 20 measures to control the east London preacher.

The government's asset freezing team confirmed Choudary had been listed on a global record of known terrorists.

Former Met terror chief Richard Walton told BBC Newsnight that Choudary was a "hardened dangerous terrorist" and someone who has had a "huge influence on Islamist extremism in this country".

The international list, overseen by the United Nations Security Council, is designed to prevent targets spending money on their causes.
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Choudary is due for automatic release after serving half his sentence.
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-45881318

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The Telegraph (paywall) puts it differently:
Anjem Choudary could be moved to taxpayer-funded safehouse within weeks of prison release

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:04 am

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Witness » Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:25 am

Bristol race relations adviser Tasered by police is targeted again

Avon and Somerset officers mistake Judah Adunbi for wanted man for second time

A police force that shot its own race relations adviser with a stun gun in 2017 after mistaking him for a wanted man has once again confused him for the very same person.

Officers from Avon and Somerset police approached Judah Adunbi on Wednesday and asked him if he was Royston McCalla, before driving off laughing, Adunbi has said.

The incident came only six weeks after the force’s chief constable expressed regret about the incident in 2017 in which Adunbi, who has worked to improve relations between the police and Bristol’s black community, was shot in the face with a stun gun after being mistaken for McCalla.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/ ... eted-again

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Re: The UK thread

Post by asthmatic camel » Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:42 am

My brother in law won an award for having the thinnest pork sword in the North West of England or something.

Precisely how one wins an award for having a tiny Spam Javelin when "Celebrating the Great British Banger" is beyond me but such is life.

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:07 am

That woman is your sister? :o

That is a woman, right? :notsure:
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Re: The UK thread

Post by Rob Lister » Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:25 am

Isn't pork sword a euphemism for penis? Is that your sister?

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Re: The UK thread

Post by asthmatic camel » Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:13 pm

No, that is not my sister. :)

And yes, pork sword is a euphemism for a penis.

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Giz » Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:19 pm

asthmatic camel wrote:
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And yes, pork sword is a euphemism for a penis.
Isn't everything in the UK? I hear that even the foreign secretary is a johnson?!

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Re: The UK thread

Post by asthmatic camel » Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:31 pm

Shit happens. The older you get, the more often shit happens. So you have to try not to give a shit even when you do. Because, if you give too many shits, you've created your own shit creek and there's no way out other than swimming through the shit. Oh, and fuck.

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Witness » Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:02 am

Volcanic map of the UK:

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Zoomable + interactive: https://www.heritagedaily.com/2018/09/v ... dom/121724

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Giz » Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:02 pm

Seen in the spectator:

In 2016, british police detained and questioned 3300 people for making offensive comments on social media - roughly nine arrests per day. Meanwhile, west yorkshire police, the fourth largest force in England, are failing to investigate 56 percent of cases, including theft, assault ...

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Witness » Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:04 am

↑ An inordinate taste for low-hanging fruit. :mrgreen:

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Witness » Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:42 am

Trump's Ambassador Threatens U.K. With 'Serious Consequences' if Iran Trade Continues

President Donald Trump’s ambassador to the United Kingdom has published an unprecedented editorial in a British newspaper, warning Prime Minister Theresa May to side with the U.S. against Iran or face “serious consequences.”

Ambassador Robert “Woody” Johnson called on British leaders to join the U.S. in “turning up the pressure” on Iran in an article penned for The Telegraph.

“We are asking global Britain to use its considerable diplomatic power and influence and join us as we lead a concerted global effort towards a genuinely comprehensive agreement,” Johnson wrote. “Together, we can help bring about the peace and prosperity in Iran that the whole world wants to see.” Johnson also called on British business leaders to side with the U.S., regardless of what their government decides.

“The president has been explicit: any businesses which put their own commercial interests in Iran ahead of the global goodwill risk serious consequences for their trade with the United States,” the ambassador reminded British leaders and businesses. The ambassador's warnings come regardless of the often touted "special relationship" between Washington and London.
https://www.newsweek.com/tump-ambassado ... es-1070999

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:43 am

This could all be avoided if only the UK would join NAFTA. :BigGrin3:
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