Brendan O'Neill 3 January 2019 2:35 PM 3 January 2019 2:35 PM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp Imagine sending a snowflake to fight Isis. Imagine packing off the kind of people who shake and weep when they encounter an idea they don’t like to wage war on Islamist militants who kill people for fun. Imagine calling upon a generation that has been brought up to think that mere words can be crimes against humanity — words like ‘I don’t believe in climate change’ or ‘If you have a penis you are not a woman’ — to take up arms against people who commit actual crimes against humanity. This is what the British Army wants to do. It wants to recruit snowflakes. It thinks it can utilise their ‘compassion’. Let’s leave to one side the fact that the most active snowflakes are the opposite of compassionate — there’s nothing nice or caring about silencing women who criticise Islam or … [Read more...] about Why is the army trying to recruit snowflakes?
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Newsbeat 23 November 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-46316965 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsBrexit You've probably seen the name Gibraltar in the news recently. But what has a piece of land near Spain got to … [Read more...] about Why is everyone talking about Gibraltar?
Sokratis Papastathopoulos has heaped praise on Arsenal's very own 'Transformer', new boy Lucas Torreira. The 22-year-old midfielder has started just one Premier League game since his summer switch from Sampdoria, the 2-0 win over Everton last weekend. Unai Emery has adopted a softly-softly approach with the midfielder as he gets accustomed to life in English football. Torreira, who cost £26million, is already becoming a firm fan favourite with supporters after a number of all-action cameo displays. Indeed, he has also already become a popular figure in the dressing room - albeit for his quiet, polite demeanour. Sokratis, another new signing having arrived from Borussia Dortmund in a £15million deal, has been impressed by both aspects of the Uruguay international. And he believes that having Torreira on the field make his own job much easier. "When he is off the pitch he is so calm but when he is on the pitch it is like Transformers - he becomes crazy!" Sokratis told the … [Read more...] about Arsenal star explains why ‘crazy’ Torreira is so important to new-look side
Toby Young 1 September 2018 9:00 AM 1 September 2018 9:00 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp Cassian Harrison, the editor of BBC Four, told the Edinburgh International Television Festival last week that no one wants to watch white men explaining stuff on TV any more. ‘There’s a mode of programming that involves a presenter, usually white, middle-aged and male, standing on a hill and “telling you like it is”,’ he said. ‘We all recognise the era of that has passed.’ I’ve been puzzling over this. Why would one of the Beeb’s most senior executives, himself a white, middle-aged man, say something likely to antagonise such a large number of the people who pay his £170,000 salary, i.e. licence payers? After all, 87.2 per cent of the UK’s population is white and I imagine the same is true of the 26 million households that forked out £150.50 for a TV licence in the past year. So, … [Read more...] about Why is a BBC executive calling for the removal of middle-aged white men from television?
PRESIDENT Trump needs the Republican party to have a majority in the House of Representatives and Senate in order to have as much control over passing legislation as possible. Both make up the United States Congress, and legislation cannot be enacted without the consent of both chambers. Here's more on why Trump's ability to govern rests heavily on their make-up. Why is it so important to Donald Trump to have a Republican House and Senate? For Donald Trump to govern how he pleases, it is vital he has both a Republican House and Senate. The more power his political party has over both chambers will determine his political strength. As the mid-terms approach, Trump will be hoping his party picks up more seats from the Democrats in order for him to remain in control. Congress can either pass or reject potential presidential authorisations and it is a sign of a politically positive relationship when Congress does this without too many problems. The president is deemed to have a … [Read more...] about Why is a Republican House and Senate so important to Donald Trump and how many seats could change following the 2018 midterm elections?