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Stop the War protest attended by leading Corbynista MPs labels Syrian tyrant Assad a ‘very good man’ because ‘he’s a doctor’

A PROTEST by Stop the War attended by leading Corbynista MPs was filled with pro-Assad apologists who said the Syrian tyrant was a “very good man” because “he’s a doctor”. At the event outsid…

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A PROTEST by Stop the War attended by leading Corbynista MPs was filled with pro-Assad apologists who said the Syrian tyrant was a “very good man” because “he's a doctor”.

At the event outside Parliament last night the Labour MP and former shadow minister Chris Williamson gave a speech questioning whether the vile regime was even behind the chemical attack in Douma – saying there is “no evidence”.

 The Stop the War protest attended by leading Corbynista MPs saw Syrian tyrant Assad labelled a 'very good man'ITV The Stop the War protest attended by leading Corbynista MPs saw Syrian tyrant Assad labelled a 'very good man'

The demonstration, which was entitled “Stop the Rush to War”, was meant to be urging Theresa May to not take part in further air strikes, after she authorised targeted bombing raids at the weekend without seeking Parliament’s approval.

But interviews on the ground saw dozens of supporters for Syria’s President, draped in the country’s flag, defending him and denying he was behind the killings of dozens of people including children in Eastern Ghouta.

Speaking to ITV News, one woman asked if she believed “murderer” Assad over Theresa May she said “of course”, adding that: “He’s not a murderer! He’s the President of a country for God’s sake.”

She also denied that the Syrian president was responsible for the deaths of his own people, with other demonstrators shouting in agreement behind her.

 The demonstration against the bombings in Syria took place outside Parliament last nightGetty The demonstration against the bombings in Syria took place outside Parliament last night

The woman said: “The opposition is, and Britain is, and France is and America is.”

Asked if Assad is a “good person” she told correspondent Paul Brand he was, turning to a group of protesters to ask of they thought the same.

After they agreed she added:  “He’s a very good man, he’s a doctor for heaven’s sake! Do you think he goes around killing Syrian people?”

She was far from the only one backing the dictatorial regime, with another pro-Assad supporter spoke approvingly of Mr Corbyn.

Asked what his message was to the Labour boss was he told the Guido Fawkes website: “Well done, carry on doing it. Stand for the truth”

 One woman who spoke to the media denied the Syrian president was responsible for the deaths of his own peopleITV One woman who spoke to the media denied the Syrian president was responsible for the deaths of his own people

The event, which was going on while the House of Commons debated the weekend’s military action, was attended by several Labour MPs as well as Mr Williamson.

The Shadow Justice Secretary Richard Burgon was joined by controversial Corbynista Emma Dent Coad and backbencher Lloyd Russell-Moyle.

Mr Williamson spoke to the crowd, questioning the Prime Minister’s statements that the Syrian government was behind the chemical attacks.

He said: “Why would the Assad regime at this stage of the appalling conflict in Syria, where he’s virtually won the battle for Eastern Ghouta, launch a chemical weapons attack when it would be bound to bring on the wrath of the West?"

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Is St George’s Day a bank holiday in 2018, what date is it and what is the story of the patron saint of England?

HE’s the patron saint of England and famously slayed a dragon, but surprisingly not many people can tell you much more about Saint George. We celebrate his life on Saint George’s Day ev…

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HE's the patron saint of England and famously slayed a dragon, but surprisingly not many people can tell you much more about Saint George.

We celebrate his life on Saint George's Day every April – here is the lowdown on the English legend and the St George's Cross…

 Saint George's Day is the feast day of Saint GeorgeGetty Images Saint George's Day is the feast day of Saint George

What is Saint George’s Day and when is it?

The feast day of Saint George is celebrated by various Christian Churches and several countries and cities where Saint George is the patron saint – including England.

The day is celebrated on April 23 each year and this is the date traditionally accepted of his death in AD 303.

While St Patrick's Day and St Andrew's Day are bank holidays in Ireland and Scotland respectively, St George's Day is not a bank holiday.

Who was Saint George and where did the legend of the dragon come from?

Although Saint George is England’s patron saint, George would likely have been a soldier somewhere in the eastern Roman Empire, probably in what is now Turkey – if he ever existed.

He is also the patron saint of: Ethiopia, Georgia and Portugal, and cities such as Freiburg, Moscow and Beirut.

 Saint George is the patron saint of England - as well as Ethiopia, Georgia and Portugal, and cities such as Freiburg, Moscow and BeirutPA:Press Association Saint George is the patron saint of England – as well as Ethiopia, Georgia and Portugal, and cities such as Freiburg, Moscow and Beirut

According to legend, George was martyred for his faith under Emperor Diocletian in the early fourth century, and there is a major shrine dedicated to him in Lod, Israel.

The earliest legend that features Saint George slaying a dragon dates to the 11th century.

The tale may have started simply as a way to symbolise the triumph of good over evil.

But, the well-known story mainly comes down to the Golden Legend – a popular collection of saints’ lives written in the 13th century.

 Popular customs include flying the St George's Cross flagGetty Images Popular customs include flying the St George's Cross flag

According to one version of the story, a town in Libya had a small lake inhabited by a dragon infected with the plague.

Many of the townsfolk were being killed by the dragon so they started feeding it two sheep a day to appease it.

When the town ran out of sheep, legend has it that the king devised a lottery system to feed the hungry dragon local children instead.

But, one day his own daughter was chosen and as she was being led down to the lake Saint George happened to ride past.

The story says that George offered to slay the dragon  but only if the people converted to Christianity.

They did, and the king later built a church where the dragon was slain.

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THE pilot whose plane crashed during the Shoreham Airshow disaster, killing 11 men, is due to appear in court. Andrew Hill, 54, of Sandon, Hertfordshire, faces 11 counts of manslaughter by gross ne…

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THE pilot whose plane crashed during the Shoreham Airshow disaster, killing 11 men, is due to appear in court.

Andrew Hill, 54, of Sandon, Hertfordshire, faces 11 counts of manslaughter by gross negligence and one count of endangering an aircraft under air navigation laws.

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He today arrived at Westminster Magistrates' Court.

The crash occurred when a vintage Hawker Hunter jet plummeted on to the A27 in West Sussex during a loop-the-loop stunt at the Shoreham Airshow on August 22, 2015.

RAF instructor Hill was thrown clear of the aircraft in the crash but survived after sustaining serious injuries.

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British Airways hostess who moaned about ‘exhausting’ job quits to become Babestation-style webcam porn star

A FORMER British Airways air hostess has sacked off her “exhausting” job to become a BABESTATION-style webcam porn star. Laura Birbeck, 27, from Worcester, is the poster girl of live st…

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A FORMER British Airways air hostess has sacked off her "exhausting" job to become a BABESTATION-style webcam porn star.

Laura Birbeck, 27, from Worcester, is the poster girl of live strip show firms and has a dedicated fan base online.

 Laura Birbeck, 27, from Worcester, sends fans wild online when she works as a webcam porn starInstagram Laura Birbeck, 27, from Worcester, sends fans wild online when she works as a webcam porn star

She used to work for the airline and was based at Heathrow Airport, travelling around the world and sharing snaps on social media of her in her uniform.

However her social media posts are now far more risque after the surprising career change.

Speaking to Mail Online, a former colleague said: "I'm not surprised that she's gone into this line of work because it's what she's always been interested in doing.

"We were working together last year and she told me that she took a web camera and laptop with her on every flight.

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"When she got to her hotel room after work she'd connect the camera up to the laptop and start to perform. She'd do it whenever she had some free time wherever she was in the world.

"But good luck to her, being an air stewardess isn't for everyone and it can be quite exhausting work. If she has found something that she likes doing and she can make it work for her than fair play I say."

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Of her former life she tweeted: "When I was just a webcam model I felt so stress free, just working on my own pace and living comfortably.

"As an air hostess I have no time to myself and it's financially draining.

"I am so done with this! Back to being a full time model I think."

She said that pals have been hugely supportive of her career change.

 Speaking about her new job, she said: 'When I was just a webcam model I felt so stress free, just working on my own pace and living comfortably'Instagram Speaking about her new job, she said: 'When I was just a webcam model I felt so stress free, just working on my own pace and living comfortably'

Miss Birbeck added: "I feel very lucky I have the best and most open minded family and friends.

"They have shown me true support.

"And I am so blessed to have that.

 The 27-year-old loves teasing fans online on social mediaTwitter The 27-year-old loves teasing fans online on social media  She's traded in the jetset lifestyle for the webcam gig - but says she couldn't be happierFacebook She's traded in the jetset lifestyle for the webcam gig – but says she couldn't be happier  Pals have also been very positive about her career changeInstagram Pals have also been very positive about her career change  She said her friends 'have shown me true support. And I am so blessed to have that'Twitter She said her friends 'have shown me true support. And I am so blessed to have that'

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