Great grey shrike in England

This video says about itself:

11 November 2016

Great Grey Shrike (Lanius excubitor) at Little Woolden Moss, Greater Manchester, UK, 11th November 2016.

Peregrine falcon in England

This video from England says about itself:

Peregrine visits

5 May 2016

Our visitor yesterday in Manchester.

(Apologies for the interference part way through the clip)

Corbyn’s Labour election victory in England

This video from parliament in Britain is called Jeremy Corbyn MP: air strikes on Syria debate, 2nd December 2015.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Saturday 20th February 2016

A JEREMY CORBYN supporter won a Manchester City Council by-election late on Thursday with a massive increase in Labour’s share of the vote.

The Higher Blackley by-election, called after a Labour councillor resigned for family reasons, returned Paula Sadler with 65.3 per cent.

Ms Sadler polled 1,062 votes — a 10.5 per cent increase in Labour’s share of the votes compared to 2015’s full council elections.

Ukip was runner-up but with a much reduced share, winning 18.9 per cent (308 votes) — a 14 per cent decline.

The Tory candidate polled only 130 and the Lib Dems, Green Party and Pirate Party each failed to reach three figures.

“I certainly am a supporter of Jeremy. I think he is an ­honest politician,” said Ms Sadler.

“He says what he thinks and does not butter people up, which makes him unpopular with some people but very popular with people like me.”

Labour’s rightwingers are expert at spinning the blame for the party’s electoral losses away from their own divisive and cynical antics, says CHELLEY RYAN: here.

British musicians pro-refugees, government anti-refugees

This music video from England says about itself:

Luna Marada – Doberman [Live]

23 April 2015

Our first music video, edited with footage from our gig at SSR Manchester, and from our trip to Featherstone Castle. Enjoy 🙂

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Musical bros welcomed to the Jungle for solidarity gig

Monday 26th October 2015

TWO Manchester musicians showed their solidarity with refugees by spending the weekend in a camp in Calais playing to the thousands seeking asylum in Britain.

Martim and Tomas Pocinho, who play with the band Luna Marada, headed for the so-called Jungle on Friday.

In the camp they were warmly welcomed by its inhabitants, sharing their meals and playing concerts for the estimated 4,000 people now living in the coastal town.

“We felt really appreciated. It was just really fun,” Martim Pocinho told the Star.

The Pocinhos played two shows — one for those having breakfast in the camp’s cantine and one in the Jungle’s theatre where Iranian, Sudanese and Kurdish refugees joined them on stage.

“A guy from Sudan, in the middle of the concert, asked to sing a song about leaving home. He dedicated it to his wife, who he had not been able to say goodbye to because he left in the middle of the night,” recounted Mr Pocinho.

This music video is called Guns N’ Roses – Welcome to the Jungle (live) France 1992.

This 24 October 2015 video from London, England is about a pro-refugee demonstration at King’s Cross.

By Joana Ramiro in Britain:

Police rain down batons on protest

Monday 26th October 2015

A PEACEFUL protest in support of migrants triggered violent scenes at London’s St Pancras station this weekend as police wielded batons against hundreds of activists.

Campaigners gathered there on Saturday for the second solidarity demonstration at the Eurostar terminal in the space of a week.

Scotland Yard claimed that dozens of people clad in black and with their faces covered tried to storm the platforms for the international train services.

Protesters and observers took to social media to report on the violence and arrests.

Joel Benjamin posted a series of pictures on Twitter with the description: “Utter carnage at Kings Cross station for #migrants demo. Flares, Cops going in batons drawn.”

Among the protesters was Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour’s son Charlie, who was arrested during the student protests of 2010 for climbing over the Cenotaph in London’s Whitehall.

Two arrests were confirmed by Scotland Yard.

Refugee crisis: Families could freeze to death after leaders warn EU could ‘fall apart’ if it fails to reach an agreement: here.