Dec 29 07:06

Files on Britain's 1990s European policy will stay secret (along with records on Prince Charles and Diana, Lockerbie bombing and arms to Iraq)

More than a dozen confidential government files covering Britain's European policy in the early 1990s have been held back from public release.

Of the 45 European files due to be released to the National Archives at Kew, west London, 13 have been retained by the Cabinet Office.

Among those held back is one file covering the creation of the euro.

In all, around 100 of the 490 files scheduled for release from the Prime Minister's office have been retained by the Government.

Dec 29 07:01

Theresa May warned House of Lords will force through HUGE changes to Brexit Bill

MINISTERS have been warned the House of Lords could force through huge changes to the Brexit Bill over “Henry VIII power” fears as Theresa May braces herself for a showdown.

Dec 29 07:00

Macron to insist Britain must pay for Calais border controls even after Brexit

France is set to make demands on Theresa May over the British border in Calais after Brexit. Hundreds of migrants and refugees remain stranded on the French side of the English Channel.

As Britain prepares to leave the EU, French President Emmanuel Macron will insist the UK must contribute millions for the improvement of border controls in northern France. Denying the request could see the collapse of the Le Touquet treaty, which allows the two states to manage border posts in each other’s territory.

Macron wants new customs posts, which the UK will be expected to fund.

Dec 29 06:59

Meghan Markle must not get royal title – petition

Meghan Markle is “unsuitable” for royalty, according to angry petitioners. They insist she must not get an official title when she marries Prince Harry.

Furious royalists say Markle would bring shame on the royal family as a divorcee who has been outspoken on issues like Trump and Brexit, as well as appearing on TV with little clothing on.

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That did not harm Melania Trump, who is the hottest First Lady this nation has ever had!

Dec 28 10:29

Opioids and the Crisis of the White Working Class

A sense of betrayal seems to lie just behind today’s political discourse—a feeling of being left behind, a suspicion that those at the top, in media, corporations, politics, academia, and finance, have motives and goals at odds with those of the broader population. Put simply, Americans of all backgrounds fear and loathe a hostile elite. Political memes like “the Deep State,” “the 1%,” “Drain the Swamp,” “the Davos Set,” and “Masters of the Universe” each capture this feeling of alienation, suspicion, and helplessness.

Dec 28 08:15

Fury as Heseltine in shock move backs Corbyn to lead Britain instead of Brexit

LORD Heseltine should be expelled from the Tory group in the House of Lords for suggesting a Jeremy Corbyn government would be better than Brexit, one of the party's leading policy think tanks said.

Dec 28 07:40

UK Government Worried Obama Invite to Royal Wedding Will Offend Trump

The British government is worried that US President Donald Trump may feel snubbed if Barack and Michelle Obama are invited to Prince Harry’s wedding next year, according to a report

(*Talk About A Couple Of Wedding Crashers !)

Dec 27 08:45

‘Not Welcome’: London’s Muslim Mayor Repeats Calls to Cancel Trump Visit

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has stated that “London is a beacon of tolerance, acceptance and diversity”, and for that precise reason an official visit by U.S. President Donald Trump would “not be welcomed”.

Dec 27 08:39

Christmas Gifts – Good News from Around the World

The world is full of good news, suitable for Yuletide.

Merry Christmas to you, dear readers! It is a beautiful and serene time of hope, when the darkest time of the year is already behind us. Though the light is still not perceptible, but we know and feel that the change is coming.

The recent vote in the United Nations has been such a glimpse of light, a harbinger of Sun.

Dec 27 08:22

Tesco shoppers say Christmas was ruined by mouldy trukeys tasting like 'bleach'

Tesco have apologised after customers claimed their Christmas Day was ruined after buying “rotten, rancid" turkeys that tasted like "acid" and "bleach".

Dozens of families took to social media saying they were left with no meal altogether or had to order in emergency takeaways after discovering their Tesco turkeys had allegedly gone off.

Some customers abandoned their turkey dinners before even putting the birds in the oven as a result of the smell, they claimed.

Others say the didn’t notice until they had started digging into their Christmas meal, complaining that their turkey tasted like “bleach” and “acid”.

Dec 27 07:48

Cyclist creates 88-mile virtual snowman across London

A man in London spent the whole day cycling through the streets of the busy city to craft a giant, very detailed snowman.

Anthony Hoyte, from Cheltenham, used the route mapping app Strava to create the festive larger-than-life image – a feat that took 10 hours.

The 49-year-old cyclist said he “wanted to do something festive,” but the snowman, complete with twig arms, scarf, carrot nose and stove-top hat “ended up so big.”

Dec 27 07:33

Boxing Day sales footfall down 5.9% on the high street

High street footfall for the Boxing Day sales fell by 5.9% on last year as the number of shoppers hunting for bargains on Christmas Day rose, figures show.

The high street suffered the biggest decline in shopper numbers, but shopping centre footfall was also down 3.5% while the number of bargain-hunters who ventured out to out-of-town locations fell by 2.1%, according to monitoring service Springboard.

Average footfall across all UK shopping locations was down 4.5% on the same 24-hour period last year as retailers faced "challenging" trading conditions, Springboard said.

Dec 26 09:43

Donald Trump could snub UK visit if Obama attends Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wedding

The ginger royal’s fondness for the former US President could hinder international relations that suffered following Theresa May’s decision to blast Donald Trump for his recent posts on social media.

The Government source said: “Harry has made it clear he wants the Obamas at the wedding, so it’s causing a lot of nervousness.

“Trump could react very badly if the Obamas get to a Royal wedding before he has had a chance to meet the Queen.

Dec 26 09:42

'Nobody wants to hear from Tony Blair EVER again' - Vine savages Remainer ex-PM

The broadcaster said one of the issues which united his listeners was their dislike of the ex-PM, adding “nobody wants to ever see or hear from Tony Blair again”.

Mr Blair, who served as PM between 1997 and 2007 is a controversial figure in British politics for a series of reasons, including his decision to invade Iraq in 2003 and his immigration policy which gave citizens from new EU member states full access to the UK labour market.

Dec 26 09:09

Turf out all those disloyal Tory MPs, says FREDERICK FORSYTH

The fact that numerous others in Europe are even weaker in government is irrelevant.

They are not trying to leave the union and thus take on the Brussels machine.

We are.

Dec 25 10:00

Britain's Hidden Colony At the Edge of the World

It appears that large territories of southern Argentina comprised a de facto British colony that managed to remain hidden from prying eyes for nearly a century.

Dec 24 08:13

Labour MPs and celebrities shamed for spreading fake news over cost of blue passports

CONSERVATIVE MPs have hit out at false claims from Labour politicians and left wing celebrities that it will cost the taxpayer £490million to turn the nation’s passports blue.

Dec 23 10:33


Sadiq Khan’s wasting of money on gimmicks and cronyism sees the Mayor announcing an increase in the Council Tax precept of 5.1%, well ahead of inflation and breaking his promise to “keep the GLA council tax precept down as far as possible”.

By Guido’s count this takes his broken election promises to 7:

Dec 23 10:01

Blue passports could send UK citizens to back of queue, EU officials say

European officials have warned that Britain’s new blue passports could spell travel delays and extra paperwork rather than the enhanced freedom promised by the government.

Theresa May sought to end a difficult political year on a high note on Friday by confirming the return of navy travel documents after Brexit. She said that abandoning the EU-style burgundy design introduced in 1988 was an expression of “independence and sovereignty” that reflected “citizenship of a proud, great nation”.

But as the announcement divided domestic opinion along increasingly entrenched cultural battle lines, sources in Brussels pointed out that holders of any colour of British passport could see diminished travel rights after Brexit unless there were further negotiating concessions.

Dec 22 07:50

Britain's New Aircraft Carrier Reportedly Springs a Leak Two Weeks After Launch

The leak developed by the Navy’s future flagship less than a month after it was officially commissioned by the Queen, is so serious that the ship may need to go back into dry dock and cost millions to repair, The Telegraph wrote.

Dec 22 07:29

Labour Remainer plot EXPOSED: Anti-Brexit MPs plot to change bill to STOP UK leaving EU

DESPERATE Labour MPs have hatched a plot to change the Brexit Bill in a bid to revoke Article 50 and stop Britain leaving the EU.

Dec 22 03:02

The U.N. General Assembly Rebukes the Trump Administration

Almost all of the world’s most powerful states supported the resolution and voted against the U.S.

When that many allied and friendly governments tell the administration that they are in the wrong, it would be wise to rethink the decision that earned the U.S. this rebuke.

Dec 22 01:55

That UN Vote: “How are the mighty fallen”

“How are the mighty fallen!” is a statement that ranges far beyond Gath and Ashkelon. And it is repeated throughout the centuries as empires stumble and fall.

For those keeping score on the Trump Administration versus the United Nations, the final vote on the Status of Jerusalem resolution is recorded above.

The official count was 128 to 9 against U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, and his pledge to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. Thirty-three members of the UN General Assembly abstained.

Dec 21 09:57

How much will Britain's next F-35s cost? Not telling, says MoD

The British government has refused to say how much new F-35 fighter jets will cost the nation – as it emerges that no fighting ships of the Royal Navy will be in foreign waters during the festive period.

The House of Commons' Defence Committee, formed of MPs who supposedly scrutinise the Ministry of Defence's activities, asked the question – and specifically asked for the cost per aircraft including spares, upgrades and retrofits.

The MoD did not answer, according to reports of the committee's session earlier this week – while refusing to give even broad-brush cost estimates for the British F-35 programme beyond the year 2026.

Dec 21 09:23

"He Doesn't Care About The People!" Katie Hopkins DESTROY London Mayor Sadiq Khan

Dec 21 09:17

Michel Barnier to be SACKED? EU Brexit chief sidelined by 'furious' Jean-Claude Junker

BREXIT negotiator Michel Barnier has been sidelined from discussions after the Frenchman infuriated EU officials by making unauthorised attacks on Britain’s trade deal hopes.

Dec 20 09:01

Challengers to British Territorial Claims 'Smell Blood' Over Brexit Lord Claims

Lord David Hannay posited in reported comments December 19 in The Independent that the European Union may withdraw its support for the United Kingdom in its long-running dispute with Argentina over the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic, among other places.

Britain and Argentina briefly went to war over the Falkland Islands in 1982 when the latter launched a surprise invasion of the territory. After ten weeks of fighting, Britain regained control of the islands.

The EU, then the European Economic Community, imposed sanctions against Argentina over the invasion due to the UK having joined the bloc more than a decade earlier in 1973.

Dec 20 08:45

Britain-US trade deal: May and Trump vow to make SWIFT post-Brexit agreement

THERESA May and Donald Trump agreed on the importance of a swift post-Brexit bilateral trade deal in the the pair’s first phone call since their row over the US President’s retweeting of a British far-right group.

Dec 20 08:45

'BBC cannot hide its bias' Fury over BBC Question Time's Brexit coverage

THE BBC has been accused of being “institutionally biased” against Brexit after new analysis revealed that its flagship political programme had more twice as many Remain supporters as Leavers.

Dec 19 13:19

The UK's brand new €3.5 billion aircraft carrier is leaking

THE HMS QUEEN Elizabeth was accepted into the Royal Navy fleet by the Queen earlier this month, but it’s already sprung a leak.

The mammoth €3.5 billion aircraft carrier is the biggest and most powerful ever built in the UK. It’s also been leaking for quite some time, taking on around 200 litres of water an hour.

A Royal Navy spokesperson said: “An issue with a shaft seal has been identified during HMS Queen Elizabeth’s sea trials. This is scheduled for repair while she is alongside at Portsmouth.

Dec 19 10:10

Uber driver 'admits murder' of British diplomat found dead in Beirut

An Uber driver has reportedly admitted murdering a British diplomat in Lebanon. Rebecca Dykes’ body was found on the side of a motorway near Beirut on Saturday, sparking a major police investigation.

According to Lebanon’s NNA agency, officers raided a property in the early hours of Monday morning, resulting in the arrest of an Uber driver named only as Tarek H. He has reportedly admitted picking up the diplomat in his taxi before attempting to rape her and strangling her.

Police sources say Dykes, who was due to fly home for Christmas on Saturday, had been strangled. An initial post-mortem examination was conducted, but an official cause of death was not revealed. A second examination has been scheduled.

Local officials have confirmed claims she was raped, however this has not been verified.

Dec 19 10:08

‘They're treacherous demons!' RAGING LBC caller FURIOUS at Labour's plan to QUASH Brexit

A FURIOUS radio caller said the Labour Party is full of “treacherous demons” forcing Britons into a soft Brexit – a kind of Brexit that British people did not vote for.

Dec 19 08:37

Toys R Us future in UK plunged into doubt over pension scheme

Toys R Us's future in the UK has been plunged into doubt after the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) said it would vote against the company's rescue plan.

The retailer was told to put £9m into its struggling pension fund by the PPF in order for it to support the toy retailer's restructuring plan.

Failure to agree a deal could put all its 3,200 staff at risk of redundancy.

Dec 19 08:22

'New EU rules agreed in transition WILL be applied in UK' Barnier advisor lets slip TRUTH

THE EU does not believe the UK will keep its word on certain post-Brexit agreements, Michel Barnier's top advisor admitted today.

Dec 19 08:21

HMS Queen Elizabeth: Leak found on new aircraft carrier

The UK's new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, is leaking because of a faulty seal.

The Royal Navy's future flagship, which was commissioned by the Queen earlier this month in Portsmouth, has a problem with one of its propeller shafts.

The fault on the £3.1bn carrier was first identified during sea trials.

A Royal Navy spokesman said the ship was scheduled for repair and the fault did not prevent it from sailing again early in the new year.

According to the Sun newspaper, HMS Queen Elizabeth has been taking on up to 200 litres of sea water every hour because of the fault.

BBC defence correspondent Jonathan Beale said the problem was "highly embarrassing" for the Royal Navy and just one of a number of snags still to be rectified.

Dec 18 20:11

The 7/7 London Bombings: How to Set Up a Patsy

A consultancy agency with government and police connections was running an exercise for an unnamed company that revolved around the London Underground being bombed at the exact same times and locations as happened in real life on the morning of July 7th.

Dec 18 10:18

One more credit insurer abandons Maplin Electronics

Yet another major credit insurer has abandoned geek emporium Maplin Electronics. Euler Hermes – the biggest trade indemnifier in the tech sector – has entirely removed all lines of coverage, El Reg can reveal.

The decision, enacted on Friday, will come as a fresh blow to private equity-owned Maplin, potentially heaping pressure on cashflow as some suppliers refuse to deal on anything other than a cash only basis.

Dec 18 10:17

Russia-gate’s Litany of Corrections – Robert Parry

It’s especially important for journalists to strive for genuine fairness and not act as if journalism is just another cover for partisan hatchetmen.

The U.S. mainstream media’s year-long hysteria over Russia’s alleged role in the election of Donald Trump has obliterated normal reporting standards leading to a rash of journalistic embarrassments that have both disgraced the profession and energized Trump’s backers over new grievances about the MSM’s “fake news.”

Greenwald noted, “So numerous are the false stories about Russia and Trump over the last year that I literally cannot list them all.”

Dec 17 10:13

Jerusalem in My Heart – Israel Shamir

The Palestinians do know and do remember, how they were thrown out of their homes, and how the Jews moved in.

Trump is not different from his predecessors. All American Presidents declared Jerusalem – the eternal united and indivisible capital of the Jewish state. Obama did it, and so did Bush. True, they said it while running for the office, and they avoided repeating the mantra while in the White House, but they never repudiated it, either.

Ninety out of a hundred US Senators approved of Trump’s statement. Ten abstained, probably being unable to support Trump for any reason at all. Still, it was a most-approved step of the President.

Dec 17 09:47

December shopper footfall down 'significantly'

The number of people out shopping in the UK in the first two weeks of December fell "significantly" compared to last year, retail researchers say.

Analysis firm Springboard found a 4.9% decrease in footfall at shopping centres, retail parks and high streets.

Bad weather and rise in online shopping were both factors in the decline, according to Diane Wehrle.

The figures come as a retail analyst said it expected shops to make big discounts in the week before Christmas.

Dec 17 08:39

London council BANS Donald Trump ahead of UK visit over ‘bigoted attitude’

COUNCILLORS in London have barred Donald Trump from entering their region of the city if the Republican Firebrand’s state visit goes ahead.

Dec 17 08:38

Chancellor signals UK plans to kowtow to Brussels over Brexit transition

In what eurosceptics are likely to see as a capitulation to EU, the Chancellor signalled the UK would not haggle over the transition deal, which he said will “effectively replicate the current status quo”.

EU leaders have insisted the UK must agree on its relationship with the bloc during the 2019 to 2021 adjustment period before discussions on trade can begin.

Mr Hammond’s comments come just hours after prominent Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg warned the UK would be “very unwise” to agree to transition terms proposed by Brussels, which he said would see Britain become “a colony of the EU” for at least two years.

Dec 17 08:37

Brexit’s rebel Tories unlocked door to Marxist government, Nadine Dorries blasts

Mrs Dorries made her remarks in the wake of the Government’s defeat in the Commons on Wednesday night, when 11 Conservative Party rebels torpedoed a key piece of Brexit legislation ensuring Parliament will have a vote in any deal before it is implemented.

But the MP for Mid Bedfordshire said in doing so, they had simply opened the door to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn by inflicting a humiliating defeat on the Government.

She said: “The cheering of the Labour MPs on the benches opposite was not quite as loud as the celebratory party which took place in Jeremy Corbyn’s office shortly afterwards.

Dec 16 11:06

At this point, it is easier to find someone on Mueller’s team that doesn’t have a conflict of interest

Let this article be Rod Rosenstein’s wakeup call...

Another day, another hearing and the America public learn more about the mountain of evidence pointing towards the entire Mueller special counsel team being filled with conflicts of interest.

Dec 16 11:02

Time for the GOP to rally to President Trump and the agenda that won 2016

As evidenced by the outcomes of both the Virginia gubernatorial race and the Alabama Senate special election, no matter what, Democrat voters are going to be extremely motivated in 2018 to take back Congress.

For, this is no time to panic.

Instead, it is time for Republicans to rally to President Trump and the agenda that won the election in 2016. That is, cut taxes, repeal Obamacare, appoint conservative judges, get better trade deals, slash regulations, curb illegal immigration and build the southern border wall. Also, no bad deals on DACA amnesty. The wall is not enough; chain migration has to be ended.

Dec 16 08:23

People power! 100,000 protesters FORCE MPs to debate walking out of EU Article 50 talks

BRITAIN’S MPs have been forced to debate leaving the EU without a deal after more than 100,000 Brits signed a petition calling for the UK to walk away NOW.

Dec 16 08:17

'You're killing Brexit' Audience member FURIOUS at Nicky Morgan for ruining exit talks

NICKY Morgan has “killed” the UK’s chances of getting a good deal with the EU for her rebellion on the withdrawal bill, according to a furious Question Time audience member.

Dec 16 08:16

'Stabbed in the back' FURIOUS BBC audience member attacks Labour betrayal of working class

THE Labour Party have “stabbed working class communities in the back” over the European Union, according to a furious BBC Question Time audience member.

Dec 16 08:13

‘UK cannot be colony of EU for two years’ Jacob Rees-Mogg blasts Brexit deal on Newsnight

JACOB Rees-Mogg has said the UK would be “very unwise” to accept being “a colony of the EU” during the transition period after Brexit from 2019 to 2021.

Dec 15 08:42


If you google “London moats”, you’ll probably alight on a link which will take you to “London’s Top 10 Moats: A Spotter’s Guide”. We had no idea there were so many and could only think of the “obvious” one surrounding the Tower of London, even if it’s waterless these days. According to the guide, a defensive ditch has surrounded the Tower since its origins in the eleventh century. The moat, which contained water from the thirteenth century until the 1840s, helps to protect the roughly cuboid “White Tower” keep, which gives the Tower of London its name. Built by William the Conqueror in 1078, the White Tower was resented as a symbol of oppression inflicted on London by the new ruling elite.

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This is "power projection", writ large, in Architecture; ugly, impersonal, cold, hostile,ruthless, and heartless, just as is the American deep state and its agenda.

This... is the kind of architecture signed off on by a government both terrified of its own people figuring out what it has done, with their money, and in their name, and terrified of the people around the world who are furious at the US government having expropriated their resources, to which this government has no moral right.

Dec 15 07:59

Brexit Breakthrough? Brussels Poised to Greenlight Second Stage of Talks

UK Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit speech was applauded by EU leaders on Thursday night, and hopes are high that progress in the London-Brussels talks on Britain's withdrawal from the EU will continue.

During their summit on Friday, the EU leaders are expected to approve the next stage of Brexit talks on a transition deal.

Earlier, they gave a round of applause to British Prime Minister Theresa May after she delivered a speech to outline Brexit's divorce proposals and call on Brussels to give a green light to the second stage of the UK-EU negotiations.

Dec 14 11:38

Theresa May Suffers Critical Defeat On BREXIT...

On the eve of an EU summit, this is a very big deal. Is the EU now negotiating with Parliament not Theresa May? Big humiliation for her.


Dec 14 08:33

Tory Brexit rebels inflict major defeat on Theresa May

Conservative rebels inflicted a humiliating defeat on Theresa May in the House of Commons as they backed an amendment to her flagship European Union withdrawal bill over parliament’s right to a meaningful vote on the Brexit deal.

Dec 14 07:58

The gas that came in from the cold: Britain turns to sanctioned Russian energy to avoid big freeze

With gas supplies crippled amid a freezing winter by the shutdown of a major pipeline, the UK has apparently turned to a Russian project targeted by US sanctions, with reports indicating that a deal was struck for a shipment of gas by the end of December.

Some 170,000 cubic meters of liquefied natural gas (LNG) carried by the Christophe de Margerie ice-class tanker, the first vessel of the Novatek-operated Yamal project in the Arctic, has been bought by a British energy company. It is now heading to the Isle of Grain terminal in the UK, the Telegraph reported.

One of the largest Russian natural gas producers, Novatek, revealed Monday that the cargo was sold to Petronas LNG UK Limited (PLUK), the UK branch of Malaysia's Petronas.

Dec 14 07:50

Hidden Figures: Despite Falling Unemployment in the UK, Poverty High and Rising

Official British government figures reveal a drop in the number of people out of work but the cost of living is not matched by earnings. This price gap exposes the reality for many people for whom poverty is a reality and political rhetoric is just cheap talk.

Dec 14 07:48


The government has been defeated on what remainers refer to as a “meaningful vote” on the final Brexit deal – but what is really a naked attempt to subvert the referendum result.

Dec 14 07:48

‘A good day for democracy!’ Guy Verhofstadt GOADS Brexiteers after Commons vote defeat

Mrs May tasted defeat with the EU Withdrawal Bill for the first time this evening after 11 Tories rebelled against her position.

It means her plans for a swift and smooth Brexit have been dealt a huge blow with MPs now assured of a “meaningful vote”.

And last night Mr Verhofstaft stuck the boot in with a mocking tweet at the Government’s expense.

Dec 14 07:47

Donald Trump state visit to go ahead in new year despite far right Twitter row

DONALD Trump will visit the UK in the new year despite a row with Theresa May over his far-right retweets, the US Ambassador has said.

Dec 14 06:24

Bank Of England Warns Of "Economic Collapse" If UK Keeps Borrowing Money

The Bank of England is putting the United Kingdom on alert.  Should the UK keep borrowing money, as Corbyn's Labor Party has advocated, there will be a “Venezuela-style” economic collapse that will devastate normal citizens.

Dec 13 14:39

John Paul Jones: American hero or Scottish scoundrel?

“The greatest miscreant under the canopy of heaven; the more dangerous indeed because he is a villain of abilities”

Dec 13 08:39

Facebook: Just three Russian Brexit ads found by inquiry

Facebook says its investigation into Russian attempts to influence the Brexit vote has determined the activity amounted to just three adverts.

The Electoral Commission had asked the social-media giant for information on any meddling in the 2016 referendum.

Facebook said it had looked into activity by Russian accounts.

It said the identified ads had cost less than $1 (75p) in total to post, and had reached no more than 200 UK-based viewers over four days.

Dec 13 08:32

Desperate Angela Merkel SLAMMED for snubbing Bundestag ahead of EU summit on Brexit

EMBATTLED Angela Merkel has been slammed for skipping an address to the Bundestag ahead of a key EU summit to decide on the next phase of Brexit talks.