Northern Ireland’s prohibition of gay “marriage” does not violate same-sex couples’ rights, Belfast’s high court ruled Thursday.
The court dismissed two cases challenging the ban, delivering a setback to gay “marriage” advocates in the only part of the United Kingdom still upholding a ban.
Barring same-sex “marriage” in Northern Ireland does not contravene human rights, the judge ruled, “because that right does not exist.”
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In a statement typical of leftist propaganda, German Socialist leader Martin Schulz said in an interview with French newspaper Le Monde that Germans should stop dictating to other EU states. Comrade Schulz did not blush while making this hypocritical statement, apparently having airbrushed from history his five-year autocratic leadership of the European Parliament. Continue reading
The UK will elect a new Parliament today, but even before the vote takes place the loser seems certain: it is Theresa May.
She had a narrow but solid majority in the Commons and three more years to go, but she thought that through a snap election she might still better herself: a bigger majority, a longer term. But this is not going to happen. Continue reading
It is regrettable that Britain voted to leave the EU, and it is regrettable that the British government neither looked for, nor found, a way of convincing the populace that it would be better to remain. Now that the Brexit process has started, it is increasingly clear that this will become a nasty divorce. Possibly a very nasty one. Continue reading
On Wednesday 1 March, A Scottish Member of Parliament turned up to her committee and was met by a colleague’s question. What was that on her forehead?
In its recent photography exhibition, Portrait of Britain, displayed throughout the UK high streets, the British Journal of Photography featured a beautiful portrait of Beth Costerton, photographed for ‘This Is Me’, an exhibition of 50 portraits of children who have Down’s syndrome. This is a welcome development at a time when children with Down syndrome are at risk of extinction.
The nationwide exhibition on digital screens in railway stations, shopping centres, high streets and bus stops around the UK was based on a call for photographs that celebrate the UK’s unique heritage and diversity. Of nearly 4000 entries, the British Journal of Photography selected the portraits that capture the diversity of British people. The inclusion of the picture by photographer Andrew Shaylor of a girl with Down syndrome, Beth Costerton, sends a clear signal that such persons are equal members of British society. Continue reading
Like many other newspapers that try to force their ideology on readers rather than informing them, the Guardian is losing readers and, by consequence, revenues. But it seems that this is not going to lead to a change in the editorial line (for example to be more factual and less opinionated). Instead, the editors have chosen to use the unexpected outcome of the US elections as an occasion for a rather unusual fundraising campaign: Continue reading