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Jul 28 10:23

'We cannot keep running away from Covid-19': Ex-Supreme Court judge Lord Jonathan Sumption says Britain must learn to live alongside the virus and says 'there have been far worse diseases'

In his piece for The Telegraph, he said Sweden had a 'substantially lower' death rate than Britain — but admitted it was 'fashionable' to rubbish its approach.

Official figures show Sweden has suffered 564.4 coronavirus deaths for every million people. In comparison, the rate in the UK is 674.06.

He wrote: 'Their hospitals were never overwhelmed. They never closed their schools. The predicted damage to their economy is about half of ours.'

Writing that 'we cannot keep running away', he added: 'Our ancestors lived with far worse epidemic diseases without rushing to put their heads in a bag.'

Jul 27 10:18

'I Should Have Been Told To Wait': Woman Who Was Gender-Transitioned as a Teen Speaks Out Amid Lawsuit

Liberals and conservatives agree — children cannot consent to sex.

Kids are developmentally unable to make decisions about things that they don’t understand, including sexual activity.

Given this fact, it is reprehensible that some parents believe their children have the capacity to make life-altering changes to their sexual development through gender reassignment procedures.

Keira Bell, a woman who was treated with hormone blockers as a teenager to reassign her gender, is taking on the United Kingdom National Health Service, arguing that she “should have been told to wait.”

Jul 27 08:27

Magic mushrooms should be made legal in the same way as cannabis so they can be used to treat depression, leading doctors say

Magic mushrooms should be rescheduled in Britain to treat depression, top doctors have said.

Leading experts have called for a change in the law to allow 'shrooms' to be used in a similar way as medicinal cannabis.

But they said recreational use would remain illegal, with Brits caught in possession of the Class A drug facing a jail-term of up to seven years.

Scientific studies have repeatedly shown psilocybin — the psychoactive chemical in magic mushrooms — has promise in boosting mental health, fighting off depression and helping PTSD sufferers.

Jul 26 11:52

More than 600,000 British tourists on holiday in Spain now a face two-week 'house arrest' quarantine amid scramble to return home after bombshell axing of 'air bridge' - throwing their working lives into fresh disarray

Hundreds of thousands of 'panicked' British tourists heading home from Spain are facing a two-week quarantine back in the UK after the government's bombshell announcement last night to scrap the air bridge.

An estimated 600,000 Britons are thought to be affected by the rule change with queues of home-bound travellers reacting with anger and confusion as they prepared to board a plane from Madrid this morning.

The government last night suddenly pulled its air bridge with Spain with almost immediate effect following a spike of coronavirus cases in the country.

The move, which came into effect from midnight, means anyone returning to Britain from Spain faces an automatic fortnight-long quarantine at home.

Jul 25 17:06

PETER HITCHENS: Boris Johnson's decision to force us to wear face nappies will kill the British high street

The Government’s dedicated efforts to destroy our economy and an entire way of life have moved up a step.

High streets had just begun to stir feebly back into life after months of enforced shutdown. Then the futile decree went out from Downing Street that customers must wear muzzles.

And what will happen? Why, more people will choose not to bother to go near shops at all. They will buy from the internet giants instead.

The Government has convinced itself that this idiotic measure will somehow increase confidence. Really? After deliberately terrifying us with horror stories about a huge and deadly plague poised to slay millions and to turn our hospitals into charnel houses?

This did not happen because it was never going to happen, as more and more studies (the latest from Toronto University) are showing.

Jul 25 16:59

Taste of things to come: Manchester restaurant receives nearly 1,000 applications for one receptionist role - in stark glimpse of UK jobs bloodbath with 74,000 people laid off last month

When the vacancy at 20 Stories was posted online on Monday the company expected to get around 30 applicants and was shocked to see the enormous interest in the job.

It comes as figures earlier this week revealed that the number of people employed fell by another 74,000 last month with 2.6million on benefits.

Jul 25 04:17

Propaganda for kids: UK govt-backed ‘news’ site teaches children about ‘ruthless’ Putin & ‘shameless’ Russia

When schools in Britain eventually reopen in September, children filling into the classrooms won’t just be learning their reading, writing and arithmetic. On top of these fundamentals, their teachers will spoon-feed them blatant propaganda that would make Herr Goebbels blush.

Jul 24 11:47

Bare-faced cheek! Naked man struts along busy Oxford Street wearing nothing but a G-string made out of a FACE MASK

Masks are now compulsory in shops up and down the country, but one man made a mockery of the new rules today by fashioning one into a G-string and strutting along Oxford Street in the nude.

Passersby in the capital looked on bemused as the naked man confidently made his way down the road wearing nothing but the improvised thong.

Jul 24 08:27

Up to 500 jobs are at risk at online retailer ASOS after it announced restructuring of the business - as number of roles under threat at UK firms hits 65,000 amid pandemic

Hundreds of workers at online retail giant ASOS are set to lose their jobs as the firm moves the bulk of customer service work to the Philippines, according to staff.

Around 500 day shift employees at its customer care centre in Leavesden, Hertfordshire, were informed earlier this week they were facing possible redundancy in light of the changes.

An email to staff from chief executive Nick Beighton insists the move is 'not an impact of Covid-19'.

Nevertheless, it comes against a backdrop of a huge number of redundancies forced since the outbreak of the virus, with more than 65,000 roles already cut nationwide.

Jul 24 08:12

The cost of lockdown on Britain's economy 'has not been worth the lives saved', study claims

The damage to the economy is an astonishing £70billion greater than the value of the years of life saved, when applying an NHS formula.

The study by former Bank of England policymaker David Miles, with co-authors Mike Stedman and Adrian Heald, urges the Government to ditch blanket lockdown policies designed to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

They claim that the losses caused by continuing with strict restrictions on economic activity – such as social distancing restrictions which limit capacity in restaurants and pubs – outweigh the lives saved.

Jul 23 09:16

Coronavirus: Government admits its Test and Trace programme is unlawful

The government has admitted its contact tracing programme is unlawful in a legal letter which confirms it has been running in breach of data protection laws since it was launched in May.

Confirmation the programme failed to adhere to privacy regulations comes as Sky News can reveal that contractors working for NHS Test and Trace have been told they may be fired following reports of dozens of staff sharing patients' confidential data on social media.

According to the legal letter, the government did not conduct a data privacy impact assessment (DPIA) which is required to ensure that breaches of patients' information don't take place.

Jul 23 04:25

PM Boris Johnson tells army to prepare for quadruple winter whammy of coronavirus, flu, Brexit and flooding that threatens to cripple Britain

Boris Johnson has told the army to prepare for a second wave of coronavirus, the flu, Brexit and flooding in a four-pronged disaster which threatens to cripple Britain.

Head of military strategy and operations at the Ministry of Defence Lieutenant General Douglas Chalmers said 'No. 10 has been very clear' that tabletop preparedness exercises must be completed by the end of August.

He highlighted 'the normal flu season' and the coronavirus crisis still being 'very firmly with us' as well as the end of Britain's 11-month transition out of the EU on December 31st and potential flooding as issues Britain could face.

Jul 22 13:19

Coronavirus restrictions will remain if large numbers refuse vaccine, warns UK taskforce

Coronavirus restrictions will remain in place if large numbers of people refuse to take a COVID-19 vaccine, a UK taskforce has warned.

Jul 21 12:00

Correct mistakes or face ‘counterattack’, Beijing says, after London suspends Hong Kong extradition treaty

The UK will suffer consequences unless it reverses its decision to suspend the Hong Kong extradition treaty, China has warned. The suspension came in response to a new national security law put in place in the autonomous region.

“China urges the UK to give up its fantasies of continuing colonial influence in Hong Kong and immediately correct its mistakes,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said during a daily press conference in Beijing. He added that China planned to “make a forceful counterattack to the UK’s wrong actions”.

The remark comes a day after the British government froze an extradition treaty that had permitted the government of Hong Kong to retrieve suspected criminals hiding in the UK.

Jul 21 11:58

More evidence emerges of inflated Covid-19 fatality rates – are we being intimidated?

This week we were told that, in the UK at least, anyone who has had a positive Covid test and who then died – from any illness – would be recorded as a coronavirus-related death. No matter when they die.

This means that someone could have tested positive in March, with no symptoms of Covid at all, and who then died in July, would be recorded in the official figures, as having died of Covid-related causes. Even if they were hit by a bus.

Even more weird is the fact that there does not seem to be any time limit to this. So, you could test positive in March 2020, then die in March 2040, and still be recorded as having died of Covid. I doubt this will happen, but it could.

Jul 21 10:00

THEY DON’T CARE if it’s safe: UK govt. just signed deal for 90 million coronavirus vaccine doses even BEFORE safety testing has been completed

Some 90 million doses of two different experimental Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines currently under development by multiple drug giants have been purchased by the British government for mass distribution. This is despite the fact that nobody knows for sure whether or not the jabs will even work because they have yet to be tested.

Proving once again that this whole thing is a scam, the United Kingdom (UK) is simply assuming that the drugs will work and has ordered them accordingly, with 30 million doses coming from the Pfizer and BioNtech partnership, and another 60 million coming from Valneva. This is on top of the 100 million doses of another vaccine variety that were already ordered from the University of Oxford.

Jul 21 06:06

UK Trade Group Warns Of "Jobs Bloodbath" And No V-Shaped Recovery

The shape of the UK recovery is turning out to be anything but a "V," forcing more than half of the manufacturers in the country to reduce their respective labor forces in the back half of the year, according to Make UK's latest Manufacturing Monitor survey.

Jul 17 19:55

Coronavirus death numbers: Health Secretary Matt Hancock orders urgent review into Public Health England data

An urgent review has been ordered into how the daily coronavirus death figures are calculated after it was claimed the current method does not take into account the fact that some people may have recovered from COVID-19 and died of a different cause.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has asked for the examination of Public Health England's (PHE) data - said by researchers to include a "statistical anomaly" by which "no one can ever recover from COVID-19 in England".

The government's own figures show there have been 45,119 COVID-19 associated deaths across the UK.

But that tally is feared to be inaccurate due to the way coronavirus deaths are recorded in England.

Explaining the "strange anomaly", Sky News' Rowland Manthorpe said: "Essentially, there is no way to recover, statistically. So, if I tested positive for COVID-19 today and then I got hit by a bus tomorrow, then COVID-19 would be listed as my cause of death."

Jul 16 12:06

Face Masks Mandated by UK Government Specifically Say They Don’t Protect Against COVID-19

The same type of face masks that the UK government is mandating people wear in shops from July 24 onwards to protect against the spread of coronavirus specifically state on their packaging that they don’t protect against coronavirus.

Genius.

Jul 16 09:09

Emergency loans for universities about to go bust

Universities in England at risk of going bust could apply for emergency loans from the government, in plans announced by the education secretary.

But any rescue would come with conditions, including cutting pay for vice chancellors and senior staff.

It could also require universities to focus more on subjects with better job prospects for graduates.

A report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies warned that 13 unnamed universities were facing insolvency.

Jul 16 09:08

Coronavirus: UK payrolls shrink by 649,000 jobs in lockdown

The number of workers on UK company payrolls fell by 649,000 between March and June, official figures indicate.

The overall jobless rate was unchanged but there are 47,000 more young people unemployed than there were a year ago.

Unemployment has not surged, as many feared, because large numbers of firms have put employees on the government-backed furlough scheme.

But economists say the full effect on employment will not be felt until the scheme ends in October.

Jul 15 14:13

Woodrow Wilson’s racism: The basis for his support of Zionism

Lawrence Davidson examines the shared racism of Zionism and Woodrow Wilson, the 28th president of the United States, who was a champion of the Balfour Declaration and the creation of the state of Israel on usurped Palestinian lands, and who remains a hero to present-day Zionists.>>

Jul 15 11:23

Are Trident nukes the best way to spend £205bn with a massive financial crisis ahead of us?

The UK needs to rethink its priorities in light of the economic destruction wrought by the Covid-19 pandemic. It can no longer afford to play in the big league by remaining a nuclear power.

Coronavirus has given the global economy a real kick in the teeth, with many countries seeing large swathes of their national economies grind to a halt. Total losses will reportedly amount to $12 trillion this year, equivalent to a five percent decline of the global economy.

The UK government has already spent an extra £190 billion since the start of the pandemic, well in excess of the nation’s entire annual healthcare budget, and it is believed that expenditure over the course of the current financial year (April 2020-April 2021) will amount to around £300 billion.

Jul 15 11:21

George Galloway: UK ban on Huawei is national self-harm. China’s riposte could devastate the ailing British economy

Having alienated the remaining 27 members of the European Union and set Anglo-Russian relations back a century, Boris Johnson has just declared an economic war on China. What could possibly go wrong!

The British economy fell by 20 percent in the last quarter, a bell which tolled on the very day the government announced a raft of moves which can only be described as a declaration of economic war against China, a country of 1.4 billion people and the world’s second biggest economy – certain to be biggest by 2025. The proximate reason – that allowing Huawei into Britain’s 5G roll-out is a “security risk” – is patently false. If that were true for 5G, it would be true of 3 and 4G. If it were true then the company would have to be banished now, not in 2027 (by when, incidentally, 5G will be so last year).

Jul 15 11:00

UK to deploy new aircraft carrier to the Far East to 'counter' China

In the latest sign the UK is determined to adopt a belligerent approach against China, it is being reported that military chiefs have drawn up plans to deploy one of Britain’s new aircraft carriers to the Far East.

News of the potential deployment comes on the heels of Prime Minister, Boris Johnson’s decision to expel the Chinese technology giant Huawei from the UK by 2027.

Jul 15 10:10

China threatens to pull big business out of Britain and accuses Boris Johnson of being 'America's dupe' after banning Huawei from UK's 5G network

Liu Xiaoming, China's Ambassador to the UK, said 'the way you treat Huawei will be followed very closely by other Chinese businesses' as he said the decision had 'undermined the trust between the two countries'.

Mr Liu said 'Huawei merely symbolises how you treat China' in comments which came after Beijing had earlier accused Boris Johnson of being 'America's dupe'.

Jul 15 10:06

Viewers accuse BBC of pandering to 'cancel culture' and 'left-wing, pro-remain establishment elitists' as broadcaster AXES veteran political journalist Andrew Neil, 71, in latest round of job cuts

The veteran political journalist is renowned for his confrontational, no-holds-barred interview style which has seen him scold PM Boris Johnson, interrupt Jeremy Corbyn and berate Left-wing commentator Owen Jones on air.

Martin Daubney, a former Brexit Party MEP, tweeted: 'The Cancel Culture Gang - who claim cancel culture doesn't exist - will be delighted Andrew Neil has been cancelled. The BBC splurges £100million on 'diverse' content, then axes their No1 political journalist Total madness!'

His colleague Rupert Lowe said: 'Axing Andrew Neil (@afneil) is a ridiculous decision. The one journalist who was capable of putting together a decent interview. The BBC's reputation goes lower and lower. I wonder which overpaid stars continue on the gravy train'.

Jul 14 14:38

NHS Consultant Says Staff Are Being Silenced Over COVID19

In my opinion, and that of many of my colleagues, there has been no Covid Pandemic, certainly not in the Surrey region and I have heard from other colleagues this picture is the same throughout the country. Our hospital would normally expect to see around 350,000 out patients a year. Around 95,000 patients are admitted to hospital in a normal year and we would expect to see around a similar figure, perhaps 100,000 patients pass through our A&E department.

In the months from March to June (inclusive) we would normally expect to see 100,000 out patients, around 30,000 patients admitted to hospital and perhaps 30,000 pass through A&E. This year (and these figures are almost impossible to get hold of) we are over 95% down on all those numbers. In effect, the hospital has been pretty much empty for that entire period.

Jul 14 04:55

Amnesty: UK one of worst in health, social care worker deaths

The photos of only some of the nurses, doctors and social care assistants who sacrificed their lives to save those of others. Brave human beings at the frontline of the battle against the deadly novel coronavirus.

Health and social care workers often face greater exposure to the disease, and therefore are at greater risk of getting infected and dying, a fact exacerbated by a lack of adequate protection. Most affected in this country, those who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnics.

And a survey by the British Medical Association in May, found that almost half of doctors working for the NHS, the UK’s National Health Service, came up with their own equipment or relied on donations when none was available.

But why such a high number in the UK compared to other nations? According to Amnesty, that’s because the UK is one of few countries that distinguish between the deaths of social care workers and healthcare workers.

Jul 13 04:54

Report: UK Cops Ignored Modern Slavery in Textile Sweatshops, Feared Being Branded Racist

British police ignored sweatshops full of mostly South Asian heritage workers in the British fashion industry over fears that they would be called racist, according to reports, mirroring decades of a similar lack of action taken by police in confronting the scourge of mostly Muslim grooming gangs.

Home Secretary Priti Patel has suggested that “cultural sensitivities” led police and other government agencies to ignore the exploitation of illegal workers in textile factories and warehouses in Leicester, similar to how police overlooked grooming gang rapists operating in cities like Rotherham and Rochdale.

Last week, an investigation found that workers in a Leicester factory for the British fashion company Boohoo were being paid as little as £3.50 an hour, compared to the national minimum wage for adults over 25 of £8.72 an hour.

Jul 12 10:54

[Video] Laughing At Tyrants - Coronavirus Is Now A Joke

Humour and protest relating to covid is now banned on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_B94Jy7bevs

Jul 10 04:54

Greedy Britain’s morality-preaching sanctions list immediately made worthless by pandering to warmongering Saudi Arabia

Britain unveiled its version of the so-called Magnitsky laws, preaching human rights and justice, but then took all the shine off by resuming arms sales for Saudi Arabia’s illegal war on Yemen.
If there ever was a case of the left hand not knowing what the right is doing, Britain’s shameful and shambolic 24-hours are it. To great fanfare, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab proclaimed to the world that the UK is launching its first ever global sanctions regime.

There were individuals from Russia, North Korea, and Myanmar on the roll call of dishonor.

There was also a block of 20 Saudi Arabian nationals who, according to the Foreign Office, are responsible for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Not only was he lured on false pretenses and then murdered in the Saudi Embassy in Istanbul, it’s widely thought that he was then butchered and removed piece by piece in suitcases.

Jul 09 10:04

Councils face 'economic shock' after losing MILLIONS of pounds in parking fees and charges during coronavirus, figures show

Earnings published by the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government today show that local authorities were anticipating to bank more than £885million in parking fees alone this financial year, which runs from April 2020 until the end of March 2021.

However, lockdown and the suspension of parking charges throughout the coronavirus crisis means councils will not receive the income they budgeted for back in February.

Councils are currently facing an estimated £200million blackhole from lost parking income in the four months of lockdown already experienced, the data suggests.

Jul 09 09:59

NHS admissions for routine ops drop 82% in a year with 1.5million not seen within 18 weeks in worst figures since 2007 as medics warn 'time bomb has now detonated'

The number of NHS patients admitted for routine ops has dropped 82 per cent in a year and 1.5million have been forced to wait at least 18 weeks to start treatment, devastating statistics today revealed.

Shocking NHS England data that laid bare the strain Covid-19 has put on hospitals showed only 54,550 patients were admitted for treatment in May — a fraction of the 295,000 recorded this time last year.

And 1.45million patients have had to wait at least 18 weeks to start hospital treatment for routine operations such as hip and knee replacements — the worst since 2007 and more than double last May.

Jul 09 09:20

Coronavirus: John Lewis and Boots to cut 5,300 jobs

Two of the UK's biggest High Street retailers, John Lewis and Boots, have announced 5,300 job cuts.

Boots has said 4,000 jobs will go, while John Lewis is shutting down eight stores, putting 1,300 jobs at risk.

The moves come amid warnings that new economic support from Chancellor Rishi Sunak will not be enough to stop millions of workers losing their jobs.

Jul 09 08:22

High Court Ignores Justice – Bank of England Theft From Venezuela Upheld

“Bank robbery is an initiative of amateurs. True professionals establish a bank”.

The wise words of socialist poet and playwright Bertold Brecht should be copied, promoted and shouted across the world in the light of yesterday’s shocking decision of Supreme Court Judge Nigel Teare in London to uphold the obscene and deadly decision of the Bank of England to rob the nation of Venezuela of its £820 million of gold assets.

Jul 08 19:06

Coronavirus: Businessman loses legal fight over 'draconian' lockdown

A millionaire businessman has lost his bid to bring a High Court challenge against the government over the coronavirus lockdown.

Entrepreneur Simon Dolan, whose interests span accountancy to motorsport, raised more than £200,000 via crowdfunding to seek a judicial review of the restrictions of movement imposed in England back in March to limit the spread of COVID-19.

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The businessman, who is worth £200m according to the Sunday Times Rich List, told his Twitter followers than an appeal was being considered in the wake of Monday's judgment.

"The most draconian laws ever introduced in England, with no Parliamentary scrutiny and they are seen to be fit and proper by the Courts. England 2020", he wrote.

Jul 08 07:50

UK resumes arms sales to Saudi Arabia, says ‘possible’ war crimes in Yemen are ‘isolated incidents’

The UK government has come under fire after announcing that it is to recommence arms sales to Saudi Arabia, despite acknowledging that the kingdom could be using them to commit war crimes in Yemen.
In a written statement published on Tuesday, International Trade Secretary Liz Truss confirmed that the UK will resume trading militarily with their key ally in the Gulf region. A landmark UK Court of Appeal ruling in June 2019 judged that arms sales to the kingdom were unlawful – prompting the government to suspend new arms sales while it conducted a review.

Jul 07 19:25

High consequence infectious diseases (HCID) - gov.uk

As of 19 March 2020, COVID-19 is no longer considered to be a high consequence infectious disease (HCID) in the UK.

The 4 nations public health HCID group made an interim recommendation in January 2020 to classify COVID-19 as an HCID. This was based on consideration of the UK HCID criteria about the virus and the disease with information available during the early stages of the outbreak. Now that more is known about COVID-19, the public health bodies in the UK have reviewed the most up to date information about COVID-19 against the UK HCID criteria. They have determined that several features have now changed; in particular, more information is available about mortality rates (low overall), and there is now greater clinical awareness and a specific and sensitive laboratory test, the availability of which continues to increase.

Why the hell was the UK locked down on 23 March? Why are we in a draconian "new normal"?

Jul 07 10:39

Coronavirus: Workers to pay tax on tests by their employer

Workers who have coronavirus tests paid for by their employer will have to pay tax on them.

Tax authorities have confirmed that tests will be treated as a "benefit in kind", and so will be subject to extra income tax for employees.

Jul 07 07:14

London Slaps Sanctions on Russians, Saudis, North Koreans Over Alleged 'Human Rights Abuses'

The new restrictions are based on 2018 legislation known as the 'Magnitsky amendment', giving the government the ability to sanction individuals for alleged gross violations of human rights.

UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab unveiled new sanctions against 49 persons and groups accused of violating 'Magnitsky amendment' legislation from countries including Russia, Saudi Arabia, North Korea and Myanmar on Monday.

"This government is committed to the UK being an ever stronger force for good in the world," Raab said in an address to parliament. "We will hold to account the perpetrators of the worst human rights abuses," he promised.

"Those with blood on their hands won't be free...to waltz into this country, to buy up property on the Kings Road, do their Christmas shopping in Knightsbridge, or siphon dirty money through British banks," the foreign secretary added.

Jul 07 06:57

‘Sanction yourself then?’ Top UK diplomat derided after warning ‘global Britain’ will sanction human rights violators

UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has been roundly ridiculed after announcing a new sanctions regime that will target human rights abusers and boasting that “Global Britain will be a force for good in the world.”

The new “autonomous” global sanctions regime, which was officially unveiled by Raab in the House of Commons on Monday, will initially target individuals or organizations with asset freezes and visa bans, and eventually expand to states and governments.

"Today I will introduce a sanctions regime that will target people who have committed the gravest human rights violations. Global Britain will be an even stronger force for good in the world, in the years ahead," Britain’s foreign minister issued a stark warning to human rights violators around the world on Twitter, seemingly without a hint of irony.

Jul 06 17:49

Britain’s Leicester lockdown is an unjustifiable travesty, based on shoddy figures and a bungled report

Councillor Francesco Lari, leader of the independents in Nottingham, which neighbours Leicester, tweeted on Friday to show how the UK government had over-reported the number of cases by 29,726 because it counted some twice. “Deduplication” is the fancy term it uses for not being able to do sums, because you can’t expect the Rapid Investigation Team to get every calculation right! After all, when it comes to decisions of great importance that will profoundly affect the lives of hundreds of thousands, rapidity is the name of the game!

Even if they had got all their sums right, and there was an upsurge in cases that warranted action, the report makes clear that it is in the “under 19-year-old group”. That is, children. You know, those small humans who don’t get Covid-19, or if they do, are infinitesimally at risk of dying if they do? Just 0.05 percent of deaths from coronavirus have been of people aged under 19, and those under 40 represent only 0.7 percent.

Jul 06 08:53

BBC podcaster Deborah James who has incurable stage 4 cancer reveals her friend, 31, died of the disease 'too soon' when COVID-19 stopped her treatment - leaving her son without his mum

BBC presenter Deborah James, who has incurable stage four bowel cancer, revealed her friend 'died too soon' of the same disease after her treatment was stopped due to COVID-19.

Jul 05 13:48

Patrols to see if Leicester people are following local lockdown rules

Behavioural scientists are taking to the streets of Leicester to see whether people are sticking to lockdown rules.

Public Health England’s Nick Phin today said that the team of behavioural scientists are working within the city to see if people are observing social distancing and other guidelines.

If people are not, targeted measures and communications will be used to reinforce the stay home and two metres messages.

Jul 03 08:58

UK denying Maduro access to Venezuelan gold is not only THEFT, it’s MURDER of London’s reputation as trusted financial center

The standards are poor at the Bank of England these days, I don’t know why anyone would want to do business with them. George Galloway gives British banking, and justice, a triple-fail rating.

It used to be “a thing” when I was growing up. “As safe as the Bank of England” was the acme of trustworthiness and security. But as Venezuela – and any other Global South country foolish enough to entrust the British with their sovereign wealth just found out in the High Court in London – the Bank of England isn’t any longer safe at all.

Almost a billion dollars worth of Venzuelan gold bullion has just been stolen by the British government, theft has just been legalized, and the thieves didn’t even bother to wear a mask.

Jul 03 07:20

British Court Refuses To Release Venezuelan Gold To Maduro

18 months ago, the 'virtue-signaling' Bank of England stuck a knife between the ribs of Venezuela's embattled socialist leader, Nicolas Maduro, a former bus driver and anointed successor of Huge Chavez who managed to cling to power last year despite a Western-backed coup attempt led by opposition leader Juan Guaido, whose government was officially recognized by dozens of foreign governments.

But when the Venezuelan military refused to break with Maduro, choosing instead to back him over Guaido, Guaido gradually faded into irrelevance. He's still there, and still claiming to be the legitimate ruler of Venezuela, but instead of looking like a credible alternative to Maduro, he's sounding more like a deranged street preacher proclaiming that he is the one true messiah.

Jul 03 05:12

China won’t sit idle if UK citizenship offer to Hong Kong proceeds, says ‘days of colonial rule’ are gone

Beijing has warned that it won’t stand back and watch the UK grant citizenship to millions of Hong Kongers. If China’s opposition to the move isn’t heard, some “corresponding measures” will come into play.

PM Boris Johnson said earlier on Wednesday that if China pursues hotly-debated national security laws in Hong Kong, millions of its residents will be eligible for the British National Overseas (BNO) passport.

Jul 02 17:31

It’s official & a damning indictment, the Covid-19 lockdown has made the rich vastly richer and poor vastly poorer

New figures from the Bank of England show what many of us predicted – that the effect of shutting down the economy would increase wealth inequality and hit the least well-off hardest. And it's just going to get worse.

The Bank of England has published the first real data that shows how inequality has increased during the Covid-19 crisis revealing that those of us who argued that shutting down the economy for a long period of time would wreck working class people’s lives were not far-right lunatics and granny killers, but just right.

Jul 02 12:01

Boris Johnson Admits Many Pre-Lockdown Jobs Are ‘Not Coming Back’ As Furlough Lifts

PM warns of a “real, real crisis” in employment as he outlines £5bn infrastructure spending to aid economic recovery from coronavirus.

Jul 01 23:28

Gold in London bank sparks battle between Venezuelan political rivals

The political battle over control of Venezuela has turned to a $1 .8 billion stack of gold bars sitting in the Bank of England's vault in London, where a judge is expected to decide soon on who has the rightful claim to the bullion.

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro says he needs the gold to help his cash-starved nation fight the coronavirus pandemic.

But the central bank for the United Kingdom, whose government recognizes Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó as his country's legitimate leader, has refused to hand it over to Maduro's socialist administration.

A ruling by Justice Nigel Teare, which is expected possibly within days, could help clarify the question of who is Venezuela's legitimate leader — at least in the eyes of one world power, experts say.

Jul 01 17:17

UK suspends British-Pakistani doctor’s licence over coronavirus conspiracy theory

In an interview to a news outlet, he said he had been working for the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK for almost 30 years and was dismissed because of political victimisation.

In various social media posts and YouTube videos, Dr Adil can be heard saying a vaccine was not a cure for the coronavirus viral disease while social distancing did not help either. Almost all videos carrying his conspiracy theory have been removed by YouTube.

Dr Adil — who has claimed to be among "the only medical professionals around the globe standing for people's fundamental rights during the current worldwide crisis" — was also criticised by his fellow doctors who reprimanded him for peddling misinformation about the disease.

Dr Adil's licence was cancelled in response to his various claims and calls for protests against the government.

Jul 01 17:03

Wigan Athletic administration could be tip of a large iceberg in EFL

Wigan Athletic could be followed into administration by "10 or 15" clubs unless some financial help comes from the top of the game, warns the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee.

Jul 01 13:57

UK government evasive about sanctions if Israel annexes West Bank

Stuart Littlewood highlights the UK government’s deceptive policy towards Israel’s impending formal annexation of occupied Palestinian territories, noting that while ministers reject the prospect of annexation, they insist on being “friends and allies” of Israel regardless of its horrendous crimes.

Jul 01 11:04

UK firms slash 11,000 jobs in two days in retail and aviation

John Lewis has said it will close stores but has not confirmed how many jobs will go.

Topshop owner Arcadia and Harrods said they planned a total of 1,180 job cuts.

Others lay-offs to have been announced include:

Up to 5,000 job cuts at Upper Crust owner SSP Group
Up to 700 jobs at Harrods
About 600 workers at shirtmaker TM Lewin
300 staff cuts across Virgin Money, Clydesdale Bank and Yorkshire Bank
1,700 UK jobs at planemaker Airbus
1,300 crew and 727 pilots at EasyJet

Jul 01 10:40

High Street bloodbath continues: John Lewis will close stores and axe staff as Harrods announces 700 jobs losses with other chains set to follow suit as more shoppers go online instead

John Lewis is expected to axe stores, workers and one of its headquarters as well as jobs at its sister business Waitrose while Harrods today revealed it must slash around 700 posts as coronavirus continues to choke Britain's high streets

The bad news at two of the UK's best loved department stores came amid disaster for retailers up and down the country as TM Lewin, Harveys, Bensons for Beds and Upper Crust hit the wall and tens of thousands of jobs are at risk in the ailing airline and engineering sectors.

Jun 30 15:19

Latest insanity to test how unquestioningly acquiescent you are – No Singing, Touching Or Trombones: The Government’s New ‘Covid-Safe’ Wedding Guidelines

Singing, touching, and “instruments that are blown into” are all off limits under new government guidance for coronavirus-safe weddings.

Large receptions after the ceremony, food for guests and loud music have also been specifically advised against in the guidance, which was published on Monday morning.

Even the process of exchanging rings has been sanitised, with the new advice specifically advising that “hands should be washed before and after”, with the wedding bands themselves “handled by as few people as possible”.

Jun 30 10:27

EasyJet to sack up to 4,500 staff and close its bases at Stansted, Southend and Newcastle airports as Covid pandemic deals another devastating blow to the airline industry

EasyJet is expected to lose up to 4,500 jobs across its entire network including around 1,900 UK employees.

Some 727 of its UK-based pilots are at risk of redundancy, equivalent to about one-third of its pilots in the country.

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The beleaguered Luton-based carrier becomes the latest domino to fall in the aviation industry, which has suffered massive losses in the wake of the pandemic.

British Airways is cutting up to 12,000 staff, and Virgin Atlantic and Ryanair will each let go of around 3,000.

Jun 30 09:07

Leicester forced into local lockdown to combat surge in Covid-19 cases

It means the city of more than 300,000 people will have to wait while the rest of England enjoys new freedoms ... “The seven-day infection rate in Leicester is 135 cases per 100,000 people which is three times higher than the next highest city,”

So, using these numbers, ~400 people have tested positive for covid in the past 7 days.

https://www.bmj.com/content/369/bmj.m1327
The overall death rate from covid-19 has been estimated at 0.66%, rising sharply to 7.8% in people aged over 80 and declining to 0.0016% in children aged 9 and under.

Leicester is being closed down because a disease might cause a couple of deaths. Insanity.

Jun 30 08:33

Twelve million jobs are now being propped up by the state: Furlough bill rises by another £2.6billion in a WEEK to £25billion, while grants to self-employed hit £7.7bn

The coronavirus job retention scheme (JRS) which pays 80 per cent of salary costs for staff - rose £2.6billion this week from £22.9billion the week before.

It is now supporting 9.3 million jobs according to data released by the Treasury and HMRC this morning.

Additionally the support scheme for the self-employed rose to 7.7billion, across 2.6million claims.

Jun 30 08:29

GDP plunged by 2.2 per cent in three months before lockdown – the biggest fall since 1979 and WORSE than previously thought – as the Treasury prepares to borrow another £50BILLION to prop up the economy

Revised figures showed GDP tumbled by 2.2 per cent between January and March - the joint largest fall since 1979.

The plunge was bigger than the 2 per cent previously estimated, and underlines the scale of the pain facing the country.

UK plc is thought to have fallen off a cliff in after the draconian lockdown was imposed on March 23, with forecasts for the current quarter suggesting the worst recession in 300 years.

Jun 30 05:40

Doctors for Assange Say UK May be Liable for His Torture

UK officials may be legally culpable in the torture of Julian Assange

Doctors have warned that UK officials could be held accountable for the torture of Julian Assange in an open letter published in The Lancet on International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.

The 216 undersigned physicians and psychologists from 33 countries have accused UK and U.S. government officials of intensifying Julian Assange’s psychological torture in spite of the world’s leading authorities on human rights and international law calling for his immediate release from prison.

Clinical Psychologist and Australian co-author of the publication, ‘The ongoing torture and medical neglect of Julian Assange’, Dr Lissa Johnson said the failure to properly treat Mr Assange may amount to an act of torture in which state officials, from parliament to court to prison, risk being judged complicit.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US government is hoping and praying that Assange will die in his British prison, because what he actually said, though Wikileaks, has never, ever been disproven, and what he did was to embarrass the American government greatly for its collective, and pathological, serial stupidity.

Jun 29 12:08

Coronavirus: 'Most realistic' scenario says 10m will be on NHS waiting list by Christmas

Ten million people could be on waiting lists for NHS treatment by Christmas, health bosses have warned.

The combined effects of following social distancing measures, a backlog of treatments and staffing challenges are the main factors that will cause waiting lists to swell, a report by the NHS Confederation said.

According to the organisation representing health and care leaders, this is the most realistic scenario - and it would more than double the 4.2 million people who are currently waiting for treatment.

Jun 28 09:30

Keir Starmer’s love affair with Zionism could prove fatal for UK’s Labour Party

Stuart Littlewood says rather than getting Britain out of its mess and devoting all energies to that end, Labour leader Keir Starmer has decided to make Israeli interests, and banning criticism of Israel, his top priority, as shown by his sacking of senior Shadow Cabinet member Rebecca Long-Bailey.>>

Jun 27 12:11

Girlfriend of Man Who Flew “White Lives Matter” Banner Fired From Her Job

The girlfriend of the man who flew a “white lives matter” banner over a football match in the UK has been fired from her job after refusing to take “intensive racial sensitivity training.”

Jun 27 10:08

Contact details? No, just pop in for a pint: Boss of pub chain Marston's declares war on coronavirus red tape - and refuses to make staff wear masks because it would 'feel like a hospital'

One of the country’s biggest pub chains has said it will not force drinkers to hand over their contact details – fearing the policy will put them off.

Ralph Findlay, chief executive of Marston’s, is also refusing to make staff wear masks, claiming pubs should not feel like hospitals.

He said customers would be able to prop up the bar when pubs open next week – ignoring another safety guideline issued by the Government.

Jun 26 09:04

Navy's two aircraft carriers do not have enough supply ships to keep them stocked with food and ammunition, experts warn

The Royal Navy's two £6.4billion aircraft carriers do not have enough supply ships to keep them stocked with ammunition and food, the Whitehall spending watchdog has warned.

The Navy has just one vessel that can supply its biggest ever warships – the Queen Elizabeth and the Prince of Wales – on operations, the National Audit Office said.

Three supply ships are 'crucial' in order for the force to operate, the damning report found.

Jun 26 08:48

Owner of Britain’s biggest shopping centres Intu collapses into administration but will keep malls including the Trafford Centre and Lakeside open

Intu employs about 3,000 staff across the UK, while a further 102,000 work for the shops within its shopping centres.

Jun 26 05:24

CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY BACKS ACADEMIC WHO TWEETED 'WHITE LIVES DON'T MATTER' - AND PROMOTES HER TO PROFESSOR

The University of Cambridge has spoken out in support of one of its lecturers who was hit by a wave of abusive messages and death threats for tweeting 'White Lives Don't Matter'.

Dr Priyamvada Gopal, 51, who teaches in the Faculty of English at Churchill College, took to the social media platform on Tuesday evening to write: 'I'll say it again. White Lives Don't Matter. As white lives.'

However the controversial message, which has since been deleted by Twitter, was met with a barrage of outrage, with many people responding both publicly and privately with death threats and racist abuse.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To Dr. Gopal, I want to make my response crystal-clear.

I belong to one race; it is called "human", thank you very much, and in this context, you are my sister, as all humans are ultimately my brothers and sisters.

As a Christian, my job is to love you, not judge you; judgement is way above my "pay grade" as a believer.

As long as I can think, create, contribute, and love, at 71 years of age, I am still viable, not because I come from European ancestry, and in the sun, I stroke rather than tan, but because of these other qualities, which I work constantly to improve upon.

As a creatrix and active composer, I thoroughly refuse to define myself by what you may think of me, but how I define myself, as should all other beings on this planet.

And because I can still think, create, contribute, and love, my life matters as a human being.

You're welcome, Dr. Gopal!! :-)

Jun 25 17:57

Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis warns festival could go BANKRUPT if it is not staged in 2021 because of coronavirus

Speaking to The Guardian to mark the festival's 50th anniversary, Michael, 84, said: 'We have to run next year, otherwise we would seriously go bankrupt … It has to happen for us, we have to carry on.

'Otherwise it will be curtains. I don't think we could wait another year.'

Jun 25 17:48

Cambridge University backs academic who tweeted 'White Lives Don't Matter' - and promotes her to professor - after she received barrage of abuse and death threats

The University of Cambridge has spoken out in support of one of its lecturers who was hit by a wave of abusive messages and death threats for tweeting 'White Lives Don't Matter'.

Dr Priyamvada Gopal, 51, who teaches in the Faculty of English at Churchill College, took to the social media platform on Tuesday evening to write: 'I'll say it again. White Lives Don't Matter. As white lives.'

Jun 25 14:49

Cambridge Rewards Academic Who Said 'White Lives Don't Matter' With Full Professorship

Cambridge University academic Priyamvada Gopal revealed Thursday that she was promoted to a full professorship after receiving backlash for stating that "White Lives Don't Matter."

Jun 25 10:04

The London school that tried to end racism: Year 7 pupils are divided into mixed race 'affinity groups' for a TV experiment - but white pupils 'are terrified they could ruin their lives by saying the wrong thing'

The programme was devised by Mariama Richards, an American diversity and inclusion practitioner who introduced mandatory affinity programmes in schools in New York and Washington DC, for children as young as eight.

When asked to discuss race, a student named Henry broke down because he was terrified of saying something which could offend someone, admitting: '[Before I talk about race] I think about how it's going to affect me in the future. If I say something bad, early in life, it could come back later in life.'

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