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Jul 26 09:26

Fighting discrimination with more discrimination

“The world’s first non-white modelling agency – a true celebration of diversity” – at least the lefties are being honest about their definition of diversity now!

Fighting discrimination with more discrimination, what a sad insular world we live in.

Jul 26 04:38

Condemnation After UK Lifts Ban on Bee-Killing Neonicotinoids

The UK government this week temporarily lifted a ban on controversial pesticides linked to widespread harm to bees and other insects—a move which one environmental group said "shows a blatant disregard for our wildlife."

The ban was lifted under an "emergency" measure in response to an application by the National Farmers' Union (NFU). Under the statute, farmers cultivating around 300 square kilometers of oilseed rape will have access for 120 days to two neonicotinoid pesticides, or neonics, from agrochemical giants Bayer and Syngenta.

Jul 25 21:10

Exhausted nurse sums up what many NHS workers think of Jeremy Hunt

One word. Rhymes with his surname.

Jul 25 20:53

BT Announces Price Hike for Landline and Broadband Services, Decision to Affect 10 Million Customers in the UK

The latest decision of price rise has come despite huge £6.27 billion profit announced by BT last year.

Jul 25 16:40

Chilling Effects: UK Police Admit To Investigating Journalists For Covering Snowden Leaks

Remember back when UK law enforcement detained David Miranda while he passing through Heathrow airport for nine hours, under an anti-terrorism law, claiming that journalism could be terrorism? Apparently, UK law enforcement is really doubling down on that claim, with the new admission that there is an ongoing and open criminal investigation into the reporters who have published Snowden documents.

Jul 25 14:01

Peter Beinart’s Fantasy – Raimondo

Does Beinart really believe the media complex that gives the War Party a guaranteed platform suffers from amnesia? I hardly think so.

Peter Beinart asks some pretty good questions: he wants to know why the same crowd that lied us into war in Iraq isn’t completely discredited when it comes to their opposition to the recently concluded deal with Iran. No, he doesn’t put it quite that way, in part because, by his own admission, he was one of the most enthusiastic cheerleaders for what he now describes as “one of the most important, and damaging, episodes in the history of U.S. foreign policy.” He frames his question this way:

“I have a fantasy. It’s that every politician and pundit who goes on TV to discuss the Iran deal is asked this question first: ‘Did you support the Iraq War, and how has that experience informed your position?’”

Beinart is right to regard this as a fantasy, because it will never happen. Yet he fails to ask why that is.

Jul 25 13:10

‘Fluffy’ Mundell flees the food bank

Shameless U.K. Government minister ‘Fluffy’ Mundell hightails it from an angry crowd protesting against the ‘hurt and misery’ of savage cuts that are pushing millions into poverty and hunger.

Jul 25 12:53

The War on Conspiracy Realists Continues

British government under Cameron's watch has been an active and willing partner in the Machiavellian strategy of divide and rule in the Middle East spearheaded by the US and Israel.

Obama picked up where Bush left off, flooding Syrian and Libyan insurgent groups with untold largesse and arms, using the corrupted Arab Gulf kingdoms as conduits for weapons transfers for the sake of plausible deniability.

ISIS themselves have mostly eschewed hostility towards Israel, posting an official statement on social media in July 2014 saying that they’re more interested in fighting “Muslim infidels” than the Zionist state.[6]

Israeli officials have expressed similar sentiments, with Israel’s former envoy to the US,Michael Oren, stating in a September 2013 interview that Tel Aviv “prefers” ISIS and al-Qaeda over the “bad guys backed by Iran,” namely Syria’s Assad and Hezbollah.

Jul 25 12:34

Thirteen Senators Who Could Make History

Thirteen U.S. Senators is all President Obama needs to ensure that the nuclear deal with Iran does not get derailed by Congress

Voters in their states still have time to communicate to Senate offices locally or in Washington.

Do the math:

There are currently 54 Republican senators, all of whom are expected to oppose the deal. The Republicans will need only 13 Democrats to cross party lines and vote against the deal to reach the 67 votes required for an override.

Jul 25 10:51

John Bercow claimed £367 for going to Luton to talk about expenses scandal

The Speaker of the House of Commons has been criticised for racking up large travel expenses – including a £172 bill for a 0.7-mile chauffeur-driven journey that would have taken 15 minutes on foot.

John Bercow also spent £367 taking a car to Luton to deliver a speech on how MPs were restoring their reputation after the expenses scandal, figures released under the Freedom of Information (FoI) Act show.

His car to Lady Thatcher’s funeral at St Paul’s Cathedral, 1.8 miles from the Commons, cost £158, while he used an official car to travel to Canterbury to see Archbishop Justin Welby enthroned in 2013 at a cost of £524.

In April 2013, he spent £172 taking a car to Carlton House Terrace – just 0.7 miles from the Commons – to open a conference on alternative and augmentative communication. A taxi fare for the round trip was likely to have cost less than £15.

Jul 25 10:15

Ebay and Paypal users face 'huge' tax crackdown

HMRC will be given new powers to obtain details of millions of online transactions from companies including Paypal, Ebay and hotel comparison websites to target those failing to pay tax

Jul 25 08:56

Clintons' charities got £50million of British aid cash: UK government accused of trying to buy influence with US power family

Tens of millions of pounds of UK aid money has been siphoned through charities linked to Hillary Clinton, it emerged last night.

British politicians – including Gordon Brown – stand accused of diverting huge amounts of cash through the organisations after falling under the spell of the US presidential candidate and her husband Bill.

At least £50 million of taxpayer-funded foreign aid money has gone to Clinton charities, which are at the centre of allegations in the US that foreign governments used donations to buy influence.

Jul 25 03:44

Cameron is Engineering a “Color Revolution” in Great Britain

The current situation in British health care is far from what British Prime Minister, David Cameron promised in his pre-elections campaign. Should it be surprising then that anti-government sentiment in England has been on the rise in the recent period and that calls for a “color revolution” in this country are gaining momentum? There we have it! Plans for such “revolutions,” carefully engineered by Cameron’s assistants, could prove to be useful, despite that they were designed for other countries.

Jul 24 19:05

The War on Conspiracy Realists Continues

David Cameron himself inadvertently identified whom some of these wealthy string-pullers are: Jewish Zionists committed to overturning every regime in the Middle East that is not yet subordinated to Tel Aviv.,/STRONG>

Jul 24 16:39

MPs can no longer remain exempt from surveillance, lawyers concede

The 50-year-old political convention that the UK’s intelligence agencies will not intercept the communications of MPs and members of the Lords cannot survive in an age of bulk interception, government lawyers have conceded.

The so-called Wilson doctrine “simply cannot work sensibly” when bulk interception is taking place, James Eadie QC told the investigatory powers tribunal – the court that hears complaints about the intelligence agencies.

Moreover, Eadie said on Friday, the doctrine does not have force in law and cannot impose legal restraints on the agencies.

Jul 24 08:54

Anti-war politician building momentum for Labour leadership

Veteran UK politician Jeremy Corbyn, a 66-year-old left-winger whose stances against austerity, nuclear weapons, and war have been described as "uncompromising," is gathering steam ahead of upcoming Labour party leadership elections, according to new polling released this week.

Jul 24 08:23

Schmooze cruise: Boris Johnson to visit the Holy Land, meet Netanyahu

London Mayor Boris Johnson MP will visit Israel and the West Bank, where he will meet Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Palestinian Authority.

The Jewish Chronicle reports the three-day visit will happen in November. Johnson’s spokesman said the mayor wanted to represent London in “an important and growing market.”

The trip was originally reported as a City Hall trade visit, but may also benefit Johnson’s political stature in the region ahead of any future Tory leadership bid.

Jul 23 12:26

British troops head to Saudi Arabia to train Syrian rebels

British troops are being sent to Saudi Arabia to begin training Syrian rebels, as the UK widens its efforts to combat Islamic State extremists.

Troops will soon be deployed to a desert base in the north of the country to teach rebel volunteers basic infantry skills as part of a US-led training programme.

The mission will mean Britain is training Syrian moderate rebel fighters in four countries, including Turkey, Qatar and Jordan.

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Jul 23 11:58

New files show how UK officials covered up sex abuse by MPs

Former British Cabinet minister Leon Brittan has been named in top secret files uncovered following a review into historical child sex abuse in Westminster.

The documents also revealed that allegations about MPs were dismissed for fear of political embarrasment.

Peter Morrison, who was an aide to Margaret Thatcher, ex-diplomat Sir Peter Hayman and former minister William van Straubenzee are also mentioned in the documents released by the Home Office.

Jul 22 20:42

The Guardian: How terrorist attacks are being studied to make buildings safer (video)

Devastating terrorist attacks which cause structures to collapse are helping researchers come up with safer building plans. The 11 September 2001 attacks on the World Trade Centre, as well as the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995, are just two which have been studied at the University of New South Wales to help researchers in their quest for more stable structures.

Catastrophic Science is a series produced by the University of New South Wales

Video at link: http://www.theguardian.com/science/video/2015/jul/16/terrorism-buildin...
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Check out the comments. Its appears many of the readers are not buying the official line of BS re. the WTC building collapses.

Jul 22 20:22

Police get away with murder (again)

You might be forgiven for believing that murder has become an official police policy. Yet again we see that another police officer has been cleared of murder – and yet again as the target lay injured, the officer in question continued shooting.

Jul 22 13:47

The Fine or the Crude Art of Window Dressing – Hypocrisy at its Best

It is simply tit for tat and it is part of the window dressing routine that both sides have to engage in for a long while.

In the meantime, again we are being told by the Administration officials and the mass media that Iran continues to be the world’s biggest supporter of terrorism and is busy destabilizing the region by backing the Assad regime in Syria, the Shi’a militia in Iraq, and the Houthis in Yemen.

An exchange between US Ambassador to the UN and her Iranian counterpart is another example of the post-nuclear-agreement Cold War between the United States and the Islamic Republic:

The Iranian administration, reading and hearing the foregoing rhetoric on a daily basis, is certainly not going to take all the allegations and insults without reacting in kind. Both sides must remain actively engaged in window dressing and face saving charade for some time.

Jul 22 13:41

One Way to Handle the Crisis in US-Russia Relations

What we are witnessing is the rise of a new wave of the most dangerous arms race with totally unpredictable consequences.

At the moment it is unrealistic to expect a speedy improvement in US – Russia relations. This is to be regretted, but it is a fact: these relations have reached perhaps the lowest point and are even worse than during Soviet times – a really disturbing development.

The general public is aware that both nations are facing off on the political, economic, and informational fronts. However, they also confront each other in yet another area which is only followed by a narrow circle of experts, though it bears directly on the most important security issues facing the whole planet.

The reference is, of course, to major arms control treaties. These took many years and tremendous efforts to negotiate, and yet they now dissolve one after another.

Jul 21 21:31

Children in Belfast boys' home were allowed to be sexually abused by paedophiles for "leverage"

Speaking in the video interview with Exaro, Kerr says that paedophilia at Kincora boys’ home in east Belfast, Northern Ireland was used “to gain leverage over others for political reasons during the Troubles.”

The comments will re-ignite claims that British intelligence officials exploited the sexual abuse of children at Kincora for strategic reasons. Kerr says: “Some of us were used to have leverage over others in political systems. People wanted to gain power and rank.”

“The Kincora story, in a nutshell? It is about people in power who tried to use boys like myself to gain leverage over others for political reasons during the Troubles.”

Jul 21 14:49

UK defence secretary admits flouting parliamentary ban on military involvement in Syrian war

It should have been an occasion of high political drama of national import. Defence Secretary Michael Fallon had been forced to answer opposition MPs for the government covertly signing off on British pilots taking part in US and Canadian air raids in Syria—in naked defiance of not one but two parliamentary votes.

Jul 21 13:49

Lord Greville Janner got a starring role on Australian TV (must watch)

The Australian TV was kind enough to conceal the embarrassing fact that at the time Lord Greville Jenner allegedly slept with young kids in his marital bed, he was also the Chairman of the BOD, a body that claims to represent British Jewry.

It’s shaping up to be the biggest political scandal in Britain’s history. There is new evidence that some of the country’s most respected men were in fact depraved paedophiles. Leaders that were preying on children as young as eight and nine. Many of the kids were trafficked from state-run homes and other institutions to be abused by MPs, Lords, and spies. They were protected from on high by a secret code, and have never been held to account for their horrific crimes.

Jul 21 12:23

UNSC resolution endorses Iran’s nuclear program: Analysts

Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich : The United States has not changed its attitude towards Iran. Tactics change but goals don’t. Iran has negotiated in good faith but must expect mischief from the U.S.

The UN Security Council (UNSC) on Monday unanimously adopted a resolution endorsing the Iran nuclear deal and paving the way to lifting longstanding sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

– UNSC unanimously votes in favor of lifting Iran sanctions

– All 15 members of UNSC vote in favor of lifting sanctions against Iran

– All UN nuclear-related sanctions against Iran will be removed in 90 days from UNSC approval.

– Any P5+1 country can raise what it considers violation of conclusion.

Jul 21 11:39

Buckingham Palace orders inquiry, threatens legal action over Nazi salute film

A grainy video—17 seconds long—was published as an exclusive on Saturday by Rupert Murdoch’s Sun newspaper, under the heading “Their Royal Heilness,” igniting a political firestorm. The film depicts a young Queen Elizabeth and members of her family giving a Nazi salute.

Thought to have been taken in 1933, it shows the queen, then aged six, playing with her three-year old sister Margaret, her mother and her uncle, then Prince Edward.

Jul 21 11:32

VIP pedophile ring operating out of Buckingham Palace and Balmoral Castle

A teenage boy working at Buckingham Palace revealed he was groomed and sexually abused by a VIP pedophile ring there.

The lad was also assaulted at the Royal Family’s Scottish retreat Balmoral, according to shocking Home Office files, reports the Sunday People.

In a heartbreaking note, the boy – then just 16 – told how he was the victim of “exploitation of the highest order”.

The chilling claims could now be the subject of a police investigation into ­historic allegations of child sex abuse in the 1970s and 80s – linked to MPs and powerful figures.

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Maybe these sickos do it just for the thrill. I mean, they have everything in life they want, no challenges, nothing left to accomplish. It must be boring as hell, and maybe they cannot feel anything at all unless they step as far outside socially accepted norms as they can.

Jul 21 11:29

Slavery victims abandoned by UK govt face further abuse, exploitation

Traumatized human trafficking survivors, abandoned by the government, are at high risk of being lured back into the clutches of criminals, a new report reveals.

Jul 20 16:43

Israel's 150+ nuclear weapons taboo on BBC radio as Iran nuclear deal signed (Tue14Jul15)

Jul 20 15:24

Light at the end of Britain's Zionist tunnel?

Stuart Littlewood examines what is so far known about the new leader of Britain’s Liberal Democrats, Tim Farron, who “has all the makings of an Israeli stooge”, and contrasts hims with Labour front-runner and justice advocate Jeremy Corbyn.

Jul 20 15:02

Buckingham Palace orders inquiry, threatens legal action over Nazi salute film

A grainy video—17 seconds long—was published as an exclusive on Saturday by Rupert Murdoch’s Sun newspaper, under the heading “Their Royal Heilness,” igniting a political firestorm. The film depicts a young Queen Elizabeth and members of her family giving a Nazi salute.

Thought to have been taken in 1933, it shows the queen, then aged six, playing with her three-year old sister Margaret, her mother and her uncle, then Prince Edward.

Jul 20 14:20

Slavery victims abandoned by UK govt face further abuse, exploitation

Traumatized human trafficking survivors, abandoned by the government, are at high risk of being lured back into the clutches of criminals, a new report reveals.

Jul 20 12:45

A light at the end of the pro-Israel tunnel?

If Jeremy Corbyn wins leadership of the UK Labour Party foreign policy could take a turn for the better

Note how the UK Government will not lift a finger to break the crippling 8-year siege of Gaza or protect humanitarian flotillas from Israeli assault on the high seas, but would happily bomb the hell out of Libya, Syria or anywhere else the US/Israel axis points its finger.

Jul 20 12:29

Aaron Swartz rolls in his grave

Online piracy is an ever-increasing problem for the power-crazed music and film corporations who have been lobbying for years for changes to be made to the way the law deals with copyright offences.

Jul 20 12:08

Hundreds of children brain damaged by the swine flu vaccine to receive $90 million in financial compensation from UK government

The swine flu vaccine caused severe brain damage in over 800 children across Europe, and the UK government has now agreed to pay $90 million in compensation to those victims as part of a vaccine injury settlement.

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Wait a moment! You mean the TAXPAYERS have to pay for the damage that the vaccine companies caused?!? Why aren't the vaccine companies being held financially liable for the damage they cause?

Jul 20 10:31

This outstanding response to the MP’s pay rise is food for thought

Do you remember the story about the patient who went to hospital on Friday night and didn’t get seen by a Doctor until Monday morning? Me neither….

Jul 19 20:03

British Royal Nazi Salute – a Sign of the Times

The British royal family is up in arms – excuse the pun – over old video footage that shows the young Queen Elizabeth giving a Heil Hitler salute. A photograph published on its front page by British tabloid newspaper The Sun has caused a storm of controversy, with the British monarchy denouncing it as an invasion of privacy. But the real significance is that the image shows how Western so-called democracies were – and still are – so close to embracing fascism.

There was a consensus among Britain’s ruling class during the 1930s that quietly but enthusiastically endorsed Hitler and fascism as a bulwark against democracy and socialism in particular.

Jul 19 12:16

Hillary’s secret war

Does she really think the American voters will overlook her criminal behavior and put her in the White House where she can pardon herself?

Recently, in conjunction with my colleagues Catherine Herridge and Pamela Browne, I read the transcripts of an interview Ms. Browne did with a man named Marc Turi, and Ms. Herridge asked me to review emails to and from State Department and congressional officials during the years when Hillary Clinton was the secretary of state.

What I saw has persuaded me beyond a reasonable doubt and to a moral certainty that Mrs. Clinton provided material assistance to terrorists and lied to Congress in a venue where the law required her to be truthful. Here is the backstory.

Mr. Turi is a lawfully licensed American arms dealer.

Jul 19 11:38

Police investigating claims of child sex abuse against a senior Labour MP

Police are investigating allegations of sexual abuse and corruption made against a senior Labour MP.

Detectives were told two weeks ago that the politician had abused children and other vulnerable people over the course of more than a decade. They also received a report claiming that he had charged constituents fees to take on their cases.

Jul 19 10:46

Buckingham Palace considers legal action over leaked Queen Nazi salute film

Buckingham Palace is considering taking legal action over leaked footage that shows the Queen as a child performing a Nazi salute with her family.

The Palace has launched an inquiry into how the 17-second black and white film came into the hands of The Sun newspaper.

It shows the Queen, aged six or seven, join the Queen Mother and her uncle Prince Edward in raising an arm in salute as she played alongside her younger sister, Princess Margaret.

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This is another "We decide what the symbol means" moments, not unlike the contrived flap over the Confederate flag. Why is what the Queen did a Nazi salute? After all, American children in the 1930s were taught to make the exact same gesture while pledging allegiance to the US flag!

You need to study history more to understand why this is such a tempest in a teapot. In 1933 WW2 was still 6 years away. Hitler had just started the revival of Germany's economy. It was called the German Miracle and it worked so well that Hitler was TIME Magazine's Man of the Year in 1938. In 1930, Germany looked good! To everyone! But behind the scenes, bankers in Britain and the US realized that the German Miracle was based on Hitler's shutting down the private central bank imposed on Germany by the treaty of Versailles at the end of WW1, and issuing a government currency that freed the German people from usury paid to the private bankers. As a result, of course Germany was going to be an economic powerhouse no nation still enslaved to a private central bank could possibly compete with. The private central bankers were worried that the people of other nations would see how well Germany was doing and want to free themselves of the private central bankers as well. In 1933 the private central bankers organized a global boycott against Germany, trying to crush this upstart who thought he could run a country by creating his own money (the same reason they supported the Confederacy to destroy Lincoln's Greenbacks) . In 1936, Winston Churchill started arguing for a new war with Germany in British Radio broadcasts. All that was needed was to provoke Germany into an overt move that could be used as a pretext to blame Germany for the war, much as Germany had been made the villain in WW1, which was actually between Austria-Hungary and Serbia.

Jul 18 23:19

The Nuclear Agreement; Fantasies vs Facts

Iranians are celebrating the prospects of a long awaited relief from the economic pain that the sanctions had imposed upon the nation. While they blame the United States government for what they believe to have been an unjustified and unfair treatment, they are divided as to what the true motivating factors could have been behind America’s animosity toward Iran.

The majority opinion points to America’s insatiable appetite for a hegemonic control over the region and its energy resources. A much smaller segment of the population comprising of the more educated elites, believe that Israel and its Zionist supporters in the United States have been at the helm and steering America’s foreign policy in the Middle East toward Israel’s preferences, even at the expense of America’s own strategic interests.

Jul 18 08:57

Queen Elizabeth II Nazi Salute

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This is another "We decide what the symbol means" moments, not unlike the contrived flap over the Confederate flag. Why is what the Queen did a Nazi salute? After all, American children of the 1930s were taught to make the exact same gesture while pledging allegiance to the US flag!

Jul 18 07:44

How Britian covered up the friendship between Hitler & Edward VIII

History has romanticized Edward VIII as the king of hearts, the man who gave up the throne for the love of an American divorcee, Wallis Simpson. But the truth is far darker, says author Andrew Morton, Princess Diana’s official biographer. In his new book, “17 Carnations: The Royals, the Nazis and the Biggest Cover-Up in History,” Morton unveils how Edward VIII openly sympathized with the Nazis — a fact the British leadership desperately attempted to hide.

Jul 17 20:15

Palace Defends Queen Over 'Nazi Salute' Film

The private film - apparently shot more than 80 years ago at Balmoral - has been "exploited", says a Palace statement.

...just like the Confederate flag.

Jul 17 16:21

The end of FoI? 'Right to know' in peril as Government targets Freedom of Information

The Government’s decision to launch a review of the Freedom of Information Act was widely condemned last night as likely to lead to “more secrecy, more mistakes and bad decisions”.

The unexpected move to set up a review of the law emerged just hours after a FoI request revealed how British pilots were involved in Syrian air strikes – a fact ministers had kept from the public.

Critics argued that a commission was likely to lead to more secrecy – allowing politicians and officials to conceal “bad decisions and mistakes”. They expressed scepticism that the review would be unbiased, given that one of the commissioners, former Labour Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, is an outspoken critic of how the Act is enforced.

Jul 17 12:46

Corruption, Profiteering And Privatisation Sending UK Prisons Into Meltdown

70% of all the money spent on British prison contracts goes directly to G4S and Serco following a recent increase in spending, it has emerged.

The recently published fourth edition of the UK Justice Policy Review has also identified prison overcrowding and the continued cuts to funding as a major cause of increased prison violence, as well as questioning the decisions which see the two firms gain increasingly strong positions within the industry – in spite of an ongoing criminal investigation.

Jul 17 09:26

UK mass surveillance laws are unlawful, it's official

In what will be seen as a big win for privacy activists everywhere, a challenge brought by MPs David Davis and Tom Watson has now been proven legitimate. The High Court ruled today that sections 1 and 2 of Dripa are unlawful because they breach Articles 7 and 8 of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights.

"The court has recognised what was clear to many last year, that the government's hasty and ill-thought through legislation is fatally flawed," said triumphant MP for Haltemprice and Howden, Davis. "They will now have to rewrite the law to require judicial or independent approval before accessing innocent people's data, reflecting the new consensus amongst experts in the Anderson and RUSI reports. This change will improve both privacy and security, as whilst the government gave Parliament one day to consider its law, the court has given almost nine months."

Jul 17 08:50

ANNIVERSARY FLASHBACK - U.K. The Mysterious Death of Dr David Kelly: Damning New Evidence Points to a Cover-up by Tony Blair's Government

Many believe the truth about the manner of Dr Kelly's death has never been established properly. Some even fear that the 59-year-old, the world's leading expert in biological and chemical
weapons, was murdered.

Of course, it would be easy to dismiss these skeptics as wild conspiracy theorists but for the fact they include eminent doctors and MPs.

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In March of 2003, the US and its international gang members invaded Iraq for the second time, selling the war to the public with the claim that Saddam Hussein had nuclear weapons of mass destruction, banned by the United Nations, and could destroy the US and UK with just 45 minutes' warning! Although it is widely accepted today that these claims of nuclear weapons were a complete lie used to justify what was actually a war to seize control of Iraq's oil to stop it from being sold for the Euro (which the UN had authorized just the year before), in mid 2003 the growing suspicions of deception were still being denounced by the government and by the presstitutes and whorespondents of the corporate media as "conspiracy theories", and those who asked pertinent questions as "tin-foil hat wearing kooks."

Attention quickly focused on the document produced by Tony Blair's office, since called the "Dodgy Dossier", claiming that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction. This was prompted by the revelation that it was actually copied from a hopelessly outdated student thesis (as publicly revealed by the student) and the leaking of the Downing Street Memo which made it clear that claims about WMDs were propaganda fixed around an already existing decision to launch a war of conquest into Iraq.

Public outcry forced the British Government to launch an investigation which found that Iraq had fully complied with the UN Resolution to dispose of its weapons of mass destruction, that Iraq never had nuclear weapons, and had destroyed their stockpiles of chemical weapons (most of which were given to Iraq by the US to use against Iran). This meant the US/UK invasion was not only totally unjustified but illegal as well. Key to the British Inquiry was weapons inspector Dr. David Kelly who resisted pressure to support the propaganda lie and provided clear documentation of the results of the inspections carried out by himself and his fellow team mates in trying to find the weapons Bush and Blair had insisted were there. The British inquiry concluded that Bush and Blair had lied. Then, on July 17th, 2003, Dr. Kelly, relaxing after his harrowing ordeal, went for a walk, and never returned home, His body was found the following day, and immediately declared to be a suicide, a combination of taking an overdose of pills followed by the slashing of his wrist.

But there were problems with the official story, starting with why Dr. Kelly would consider suicide when the stresses of the inquiry were now over? Paramedics at the scene where the body was found insisted it had been moved post-mortem, and found EKG sensors still taped to his chest! Dr. Kelly's family insisted he was not suicidal. The packages of pills found in Dr. Kelly's pocket did not have his fingerprints on them! And one of the other UN weapons inspectors reported that Dr. Kelly was on a "hit list" because of things he knew that had not yet been made public! And it was reported than a British agent had admitted Kelly had been "exterminated." At that point, both the US and UK governments simply ignored the matter while the corporate media continued to scream "You are all tin-foil hat wearing KOOKS!"

Jul 17 08:15

Britain says its pilots conducted Syria air strikes

British pilots have taken part in air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, the defence ministry said on Friday, angering some lawmakers who two years ago refused to back military action there.

The ministry said pilots had taken part in Syrian missions on behalf of its allies, the United States and Canada, and were "effectively operating as foreign troops".

Prime Minister David Cameron, who knew of the pilots' role, failed to get approval from lawmakers in 2013 for military action in Syria. Britain conducts regular attacks in neighbouring Iraq.

"There is an element of sophistry going on here ... at the very minimum, an insensitivity to parliament's will," John Baron, a lawmaker from Cameron's Conservative Party, told BBC radio.

Jul 16 20:32

Britain gives Saudi Arabia bombs for Yemen raids

Britain is providing precision-guided bombs to Saudi Arabia to use in airstrikes against rebel targets in Yemen.

Earl Howe, the defence minister, said that British forces were not participating directly in Saudi-led military operations against the Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen, in a written response to a House of Lords question.

The minister added: “But we are providing technical support, precision-guided weapons and exchanging information with the Saudi Arabian armed forces through pre-existing arrangements.

Jul 16 18:09

In it together? Slimey 10% pay rise approved for British MPs while people starve

MPs will receive a pay rise from £67,060 to £74,000 which will be backdated to May 8, the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (ISPA) has announced.

The rise of 10 percent has been approved despite fierce criticism from MPs and the Prime Minister himself.

Jul 16 16:25

Thatcher made secrecy pact with Saudi king over ‘corrupt’ arms deal

Margaret Thatcher promised Saudi Arabia secrecy ahead of a £43 billion arms deal thought to have been blighted by corruption, newly-released documents reveal.

The papers uncover correspondence between Saudi and British public figures and officials involved in the Yamamah deal brokered during the mid-1980s. As part of this clandestine arrangement, now-deceased Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s government wanted Saudi Arabia to purchase Tornado and Hawk jets.

Jul 16 16:15

Welfare cheat Prince Philip once again shows disdain for humanity

Why these people are given $ millions each year in tax payer money is beyond me...

Jul 16 15:35

Iran’s Long-Game Diplomatic Strategy

Iran has sought negotiations with the U.S. for two decades, but both Democratic and Republican administrations favored hostility demanded by Israel and Saudi Arabia.

Now that Iran nuclear deal is completed, the attention of Western news media and political commentators is predictably focused overwhelmingly on the opposition to the agreement within the U.S. Congress and from Israel and the Saudi-led Sunni Arab coalition.

That media lens misses the real significance of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, which is that Iran succeeded in negotiating an agreement with the United States that upheld its national right to a nuclear program despite the obvious vast disparity in power between the two states. That power disparity between the global hegemon and a militarily weak but politically influential regional “middle power” has shaped not just the negotiating strategies of the two sides during the negotiations but, more importantly, how they came about in the first place.

Jul 16 15:31

Who’s Next for Berlin’s Financial Blitzkrieg?

The financial terms dictated to Athens over the latest so-called bailout is nothing less than the subjugation of a sovereign country to the dictate of German banks. The troubling question for several European states is: who’s next?

Jul 16 12:41

Official: Scale Of UK Child Abuse Is Epidemic

The scale of child abuse in Britain reaches far beyond what anyone consuming mainstream news had thought possible – including local authorities, a police report finally confirms.

Jul 16 12:12

WHY THE US FED GOV JUST CAN NOT SAY NO TO WAR

I urge anyone who reads this to watch the video above called All Wars Are Bankers Wars that will reinforce my stance and opinion into a more digestible understanding of the how and why and greed and inhumanity, as there is far more going on here than I can put into this already over lengthy op-ed and I will now explain why and how we keep the wars going and in doing so make a small cartel of banksters richer… for here is the crux of it all and HERE is an example of exactly how I understand what happens…

Jul 16 11:16

Netanyahu rebukes UK’s Hammond for ‘failure of diplomacy’ on Iran

PM hits back at visiting British foreign secretary, who on Wednesday claimed there was no deal that would have been ‘welcomed in Tel Aviv’

Jul 16 10:26

High street shops enjoy huge sale spike after thieves destroy Welsh town's parking meters

A Welsh town is enjoying a huge spike in sales after all four central parking meters were destroyed.

Retailers in Cardigan, a coastal town in Wales popular with tourists, have claimed profits spiked by as much as 50 per cent after thieves smashed the town’s four parking meters.

The local council’s struggle to find the £22,500 needed for repairs is being greeted with delight by local shoppers and retailers.

“It demonstrates what we’ve been saying for years: if you have lower parking fees, or even no fees, then people will come into town,” Martin Radley, current chairman of Cardigan Traders told the MailOnline.

Jul 16 10:24

Government lifts remaining restrictions on arms sales to Israel after year-long review

The Government has lifted any remaining restrictions on arms sales to Israel following a year-long review of 12 export licences for weaponry which it admitted may have been used in last year’s bombardment of Gaza.

Jul 16 10:11

Official: Scale Of UK Child Abuse Is Epidemic

The scale of child abuse in Britain reaches far beyond what anyone consuming mainstream news had thought possible – including local authorities, a police report finally confirms.

Jul 16 07:50

Over 270,000 meals binned in Lincolnshire hospitals, report claims

More than one in five hospital meals were left uneaten and thrown in the bin in Lincolnshire over the past 12 months, according to new figures.

Jul 16 05:39

The World Rebukes Netanyahu

In a rare rebuke to his bullying, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to stop the United States and five other world powers from reaching an agreement to constrain but not eliminate Iran’s nuclear program. Yet, Netanyahu still is dominating how the U.S. public and congressional debate is being framed, with Iran accused of regional “aggression” in four countries.

There is little truth and much exaggeration to Netanyahu’s depiction of what is going on in the Middle East. Yet, the U.S. mainstream media mindlessly reprises Netanyahu’s falsehoods...

Netanyahu’s reference to “Iran’s aggression,” which is now becoming a conventional-wisdom talking point in Official Washington, was curious since Iran has not invaded another country for centuries. In 1980, Saddam Hussein’s Iraq – at the urging of Saudi Arabia – invaded Iran. But Iran has not invaded any of the four countries that Netanyahu cited.

Jul 16 05:34

US/Israeli/Saudi ‘Behavior’ Problems

There is a madness in how the mainstream U.S. media presents the world to the American people, a delusional perspective that arguably creates an existential threat to humanity’s survival. We have seen this pattern in the biased depiction of the Ukraine crisis and now in how Official Washington is framing the debate over the Iranian nuclear agreement.

In this American land of make-believe, Iran is assailed as the chief instigator of instability in the Middle East. Yet, any sane and informed person would dispute that assessment, noting the far greater contributions made by Israel, Saudi Arabia and, indeed, the United States.

The larger issue for the American people is what to do with this insane political-media system that dominates Official Washington. Either these powers-that-be are detached from reality or they are deceitful propagandists who think they can manipulate us with lies and distortions.

Jul 16 05:27

A Review of GAZA WRITES BACK — Gary Corseri

I have sometimes thought that if wars could be shown in slow-motion, we could put an end to this barbarism that gives the lie to all claims of “civilization” and “humanity.”

GAZA WRITES BACK is one of those very rare books that depicts war in slow motion.

The 23 stories here, written by 15 young authors (from late teens to early 30s, all but three female) were compiled to commemorate the 5-year anniversary of “Operation Cast Lead”—the name Israel gave to its 2008-2009 campaign to once more (but not finally) “mow the lawn” in Occupied Palestine—mostly, in this case, in Gaza.

It is a book that vivifies and personalizes the horrors, but also adumbrates the gnawing losses, the indelible memories.

Jul 15 19:24

Violence, self-harm rife in UK prisons amid continued govt cuts

Violence has reached new heights in prisons across England and Wales, as increasing numbers of jails are characterized by staff cuts, overcrowding and failed rehabilitation practices, Britain’s chief inspector of prisons warns.

Jul 15 13:39

13 holes in government & media account of 2005 London Bombings

Train the alleged bombers are supposed to have caught from Luton was cancelled that day

Benjamin Netanyahu who was in London that day and Israeli embassy had a warning before the 'surprise attack' bombings according to AP journalist Amy Tiebel and Israeli embassy spokesperson Dan Sheham

Jul 15 12:12

Israel prefers permanent standoff to any Iran deal, says U.K.'s foreign secretary

Philip Hammond slams Netanyahu's criticism of nuclear agreement hours before he heads to Israel, where he will discuss agreement with the prime minister.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel needs an "enemy" Iran to scare its own people into obedience, to extort more money from the US taxpayer, and to distract the world from Israel's own war crimes and nuclear arsenal.

Jul 15 11:18

Privacy rights group calls for ‘democratic control’ of UK spies

Civil liberties group Privacy International (PI) has criticized a controversial report on state surveillance, calling for improved regulatory oversight so spy agencies can be held to account.

Jul 15 10:35

‘Draconian’ new strike legislation could bankrupt Labour – union chiefs

Union bosses have accused the government of attempting to starve the Labour party of funds, as the Conservative Party unveils the biggest crackdown on trade union rights Britain has seen since 1985.

Jul 15 08:38

Households must fork out an extra £36million to keep the lights on this winter as the risk of blackouts increases after power stations are closed

Households face higher energy bills this winter as power chiefs have been forced to spend £36million protecting against the risk of winter blackouts.

So many power plants have closed recently that the grid will be dangerously close to full capacity during periods of peak demand in the winter months.

National Grid has announced that it is spending millions putting mothballed plants on standby, and will pay companies to shut down their factories when the grid is overloaded.

Without the new emergency measures, the grid would have had just 1.2 per cent of spare capacity during the coldest, darkest evenings in the coming winter.

The company said that if the country were hit with unusually cold weather, the network would risk becoming overloaded, leading to widespread blackouts.

Jul 14 16:45

Monstrous Vampires: Cameron And Friends About To Bleed The NHS Dry

With previous Conservative governments, as bad as they were, essential state services such as Health and Education weren’t privatised. How things now look set to change as David Cameron is setting the stage for the privatization of the National Health Service.

Jul 14 14:53

This Politician Is Attempting To Speak Out About Surveillance, But Will They Listen?

You know things are bad when the government’s own surveillance camera commissioner expresses concerns about the big brother society. We’re used to hearing reports about illegal NSA and GCHQ snooping, but this time body-worn cameras are in the spotlight, with fears that the public’s privacy and data protection may be compromised.

Jul 14 14:35

This politician is attempting to speak out about surveillance, but will they listen?

You know things are bad when the government's own surveillance camera commissioner expresses concerns about the big brother society. We're used to hearing reports about illegal NSA and GCHQ snooping, but this time body-worn cameras are in the spotlight, with fears that the public's privacy and data protection may be compromised.

Jul 14 12:09

Hillsborough victim said it was 'murder'

The inquest into the Hillsborough disaster heard today how one victim, Peter Burkett, 24, told a friend that it was 'murder' on the terraces.

Jul 14 10:24

NHS to stop 'over-medicating' people with learning disabilities

A report by Public Health England estimates that up to 35,000 adults with a learning disability are being prescribed an antipsychotic, an antidepressant or both without appropriate clinical justification.

Jul 13 20:50

British taxpayers will be liable for £1BILLION of emergency loans to Greece as European Commissioner tears up 'black and white' deal to protect UK from bailout bills

Chancellor George Osborne will today attempt to fight off a European bid to force the British public to contribute almost £1billion towards any bailout of Greece.

Sources close to Jean-Claude Juncker, the arch-federalist European Commission president, say he wants the UK to release the funds as part of emergency loans to the country.

But this would break an agreement made by David Cameron in 2010 that Britain would not have to pay, because it is not a member of the eurozone. Commission officials say this deal was nothing more than a ‘political’ accord with no legal force.

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