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Jun 04 08:52

‘Historic Moment’ as Brexit Party Tops Westminster Polls for First Time

According to an electoral seat calculator, the poll’s results would translate to 306 seats in the House of Commons — only 20 short of a majority — for the Brexit Party, with the Labour Party on 205 seats and the Tories down to just 26 seats.

Jun 04 08:49

Trump Insults London Mayor as ‘Loser’ as He Pays Tribute to the Queen

Queen Elizabeth II welcomed President Trump to Buckingham Palace on Monday with an honor guard and royal artillery salute, while Mr. Trump carried on an ugly dispute with the mayor of London, whom he called a “stone cold loser” and said was doing a terrible job of running Britain’s capital city.

The juxtaposition of high pageantry and low name-calling, on the first day of Mr. Trump’s state visit to Britain, captured yet again the odd swath that this president cuts on the world stage: impulsive and erratic, delighted by a lavish welcome but preoccupied by petty feuds or events back home.

Jun 04 08:45

Trump gets royal treatment in U.K., to leftists' dismay

President Trump received a royal welcome from Queen Elizabeth II on Monday as he began a three-day visit to the United Kingdom, reviewing troops at Buckingham Palace and being feted at a glittering state banquet — aristocratic reprieves from trading insults with London’s mayor, bracing for leftist protests and grappling with the sticky wicket of “Brexit” on Tuesday.

The president strolled at the palace with the queen before Prince Charles escorted him to a double row of guards, who chatted with Mr. Trump as the queen, first lady Melania Trump and Camilla — the Duchess of Cornwall and Charles’ wife — watched from atop a grand staircase.

The first couple and the British royals ducked into the palace under the booming cascade of drums, setting a decorous tone for a long-delayed state visit that included a tour of Westminster Abbey, tea time and a grand dinner at the palace.

Jun 04 08:36

Boris Johnson Snubs Trump, Says He's "Too Busy" For Meeting

Boris Johnson has basked in President Trump's praise, touting Trump's endorsement as yet another reason why he should succeed Theresa May as Britain's next prime minister. But when the opportunity arose for Johnson to meet Trump, the former foreign secretary snubbed the leader of the free world, saying he was "too busy" to meet with him.

Jun 03 09:12

Donald Trump welcomed to Buckingham Palace by Queen Elizabeth

Britain rolled out the royal red carpet for Donald Trump on Monday but the pomp, pageantry and banquet with Queen Elizabeth looked set to be overshadowed by the U.S. President’s views on Brexit, the UK’s next leader and a row over China’s Huawei.

Trump and his wife, Melania, were greeted by the 93-year-old monarch at Buckingham Palace at the start of a three-day state visit which sees him feted with the full force of royal ceremony: a formal dinner with the queen, tea with heir Prince Charles, and a tour of Westminster Abbey, coronation church of English monarchs for 1,000 years.

“I look forward to being a great friend to the United Kingdom, and am looking very much forward to my visit,” Trump wrote on Twitter as he landed at London’s Stansted Airport.

Jun 03 09:01

Royals Brace for Trump Visit in Fear He'll Back Brexit at UK Banquet - Report

The UK government last night pleaded with the public to welcome the US president to London, arguing that “the special relationship is generational, not one person”, after calls for the Queen to scrap the royal banquet were sparked.

As the UK prepares for the US president’s state visit, ministers and courtiers at the Royal Palace fear Donald Trump could embarrass the Queen by openly speaking out in favour of Brexit at the official banquet on Monday, the Daily Mail reported citing sources in the palace.

Despite the Royal Family's painstaking attempts to remain above the political affray, those involved in the planning of the visit are anticipating Trump might use his address at Buckingham Palace to heap praise on the UK's decision to quit the EU.

Jun 02 09:50

Israel depends on anti-Semitism

As I write, the latest episode of the “Labour anti-Semitism crisis” is playing out with depressing predictability on social and news media.

Pete Willsman, a left-wing member of Labour’s rule-making national executive, has reportedly had his party membership suspended after a secret audio recording – apparently of him – was released by LBC radio.

In the recording, Willsman apparently states a bland and obvious truth – that the Israeli embassy has been involved in whipping up the “Labour anti-Semitism” story as a weapon against leader Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party more generally.

It’s the latest testament to the sad state of the Labour Party’s “soft left” that some of its most-prominent young voices have repeatedly thrown veterans like Willsman under the bus in order to appease the Israel lobby and the Labour right.

Jun 02 09:31

Graduate gets £60k payout over 'false advertising' claim

A graduate who sued her university over her "Mickey Mouse" degree has received a £60,000 out-of-court settlement.

Pok Wong graduated with a first in international business strategy from Anglia Ruskin University in 2013.

But she claimed the university "exaggerated the prospects of a career" and sued them for false advertising.

A spokesperson for Anglia Ruskin University said the settlement was agreed with their insurer's solicitors, and they did not support it.

Jun 02 09:25

U.K. Hits "Open Borders" Highs - 600,000 Migrants Arrive In Just One Year

On the heels of the Lyon terrorist attack that happened last Friday, with Mohamed Hichem M. confessing to the crime and pledging allegiance to ISIS, new statistics show that over a quarter million migrants entered Britain than refugees that left.

Jun 02 09:10

Tories face losing EVERY seat in general election and Brexit could be CANCELLED

Daniel Hannan took to Twitter to warn every Tory MP risks being ousted if there is a snap election and that a Labour-Lib Dem coalition could keep the UK in the EU. The MEP said: “I have a horrible vision of every Tory MP losing his seat, a Lib-Lab government cancelling Brexit and scrapping the Lords, leaving me as the last Conservative standing – still in the sodding EU.” Mr Hannan was responding to a shock new poll by Opinium which saw the Tories pushed to third place with 17 percent.

It comes after they were virtually wiped out in last month’s European elections due to the Brexit fiasco which has forced Prime Minister Theresa May to resign.

The survey put Jeremy Corbyn’s party ahead of the Tories in second place with 22 percent of votes.

Jun 02 09:04

UK Border Force Intercepts 74 Migrants Trying to Cross English Channel

Britain's Border Force intercepted 74 people Saturday, including minors, on eight vessels trying to cross the English Channel into Britain, while two further boats were stopped by French authorities.

Jun 02 09:04

Donald Trump is like a 20th-century fascist, says Sadiq Khan

The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has compared the language used by Donald Trump to rally his supporters to that of “the fascists of the 20th century” in an explosive intervention before the US president’s state visit to London that begins on Monday.

Writing in the Observer, Khan condemned the red-carpet treatment being afforded to Trump who, with his wife Melania, will be a guest of the Queen during his three-day stay, which is expected to provoke massive protests in the capital on Tuesday.

Khan said: “President Donald Trump is just one of the most egregious examples of a growing global threat. The far right is on the rise around the world, threatening our hard-won rights and freedoms and the values that have defined our liberal, democratic societies for more than 70 years.

May 31 10:01

Senior Corbyn ally is SUSPENDED by Labour after being recorded claiming that the Israeli embassy and a gang of 68 rabbis and moles planted in party are manufacturing anti-Semitism crisis

An ally of Jeremy Corbyn was suspended today after being recorded claiming the Israeli embassy and 68 rabbis in London are behind a conspiracy to engulf Labour and its leader with anti-Semitism claims.

Peter Willsman, a member of Labour's ruling NEC executive committee, claimed that Israel have planted agents in the party with the purpose of damaging its reputation.

In a recording obtained by LBC, Mr Willsman says: 'It's almost certain who is behind all this anti-Semitism against Jeremy. Almost certainly, it was the Israeli embassy.

'They caught somebody in the Labour Party who it turns out in an agent in the embassy.'

May 31 09:59

Marcus Ball thinks you’re thick

Marcus Ball is in the news today. He’s the bloke who has crowdfunded a legal action against Boris Johnson, alleging the Vote Leave leader committed misconduct in public office when he said during the referendum that the UK gave £350million a week to the EU.

We won’t get into the £350million debate again. Let’s just say that all politicians spin, voters know this, and we’re still waiting on George Osborne to apologise for his mad claim that Brexit would cost us all £4,300 a piece.

What’s more worrying here is that well-funded individuals – Ball used some of the cash he raised to pay for a plush London flat, professional headshots and ‘self-defence classes’ – are being allowed to haul politicians they disagree with before the courts.

May 31 09:43

'ASHAMED OF MY COUNTRY' Elton John launches into an anti-Brexit tirade and tells fans he’s ‘European’ and not an ‘English idiot’

SIR Elton John unleashed an anti-Brexit tirade at a gig — telling the audience he was “European” and not an “English idiot”.

The Rocketman star, 72, said he was “ashamed” of the UK and fed up with British MPs during the 60-second rant as he sat as his piano.

May 31 07:49

Price of installing smart meters for gas and electricity across Britain is expected to be £500 million more than expected - and YOU will cover the cost through charges on your energy bill

Plans to put 50million smart gas and electricity meters in all homes and businesses by the end of next year are hopelessly behind schedule.

Official figures show a 6.7 per cent fall in the number of high-tech devices installed in the first three months of this year compared to the final three of 2018.

The cost of the project is also rising and is now expected to hit £11.5billion – with all energy customers footing the bill.

May 30 11:40

Brexit BOMBSHELL: Shock graph shows how Farage would have had general election LANDSLIDE

THE BREXIT Party’s triumphant win the European Election, if adjusted, would have given Nigel Farage a landslide victory in a general election, a shock study has sensationally revealed.

May 30 11:38

EU SHOCK: How Tony Blair was PAID by EU before helping to DOUBLE UK's budget contribution

TONY BLAIR received a financial reward of around £3,000 from the EU in recognition for his services to European integration just years before he helped to double Britain’s contributions to the bloc budget, unearthed reports reveal.

May 30 10:58

Somali Parents Sending Their Kids Back to Africa to Escape London Knife Crime Epidemic

Hundreds of Somali teenagers are being sent back to East Africa by their parents in order to avoid becoming victims of London’s spiraling knife crime epidemic.

One mother told the BBC how her son was stabbed four times in just 17 days in London.

“They damaged his bladder, his kidneys, his liver. He’s got permanent damage,” she said, adding “He was safer there [in Somaliland] than he was here, 100 per cent more safe than in London.”

Another 21-year-old man called Yusuf told mentor Jamal Hassan he moved to Nairobi because he was seeing people get stabbed in London “every other day”.

Islington mayor Rakhia Ismail, a Somali immigrant, says that around 40 per cent of Somali families are sending their children back home.

May 30 10:31

Boris Johnson could go on trial for 'lying and misleading' in Brexit campaign, judge orders

Boris Johnson faces trial for allegedly “lying and misleading the British public” about the consequences of Brexit.

A judge summonsed the Conservative MP to appear in court after a member of the public launched a private prosecution over claims EU membership was costing the UK £350m a week.

District Judge Margot Coleman threw out arguments by Mr Johnson’s lawyers that the case was a “vexatious” attempt to undermine the result of the 2016 referendum.

A written judgment handed down on Wednesday said: “Having considered all the relevant factors, I am satisfied that this is a proper case to issue the summons as requested for the three offences [of misconduct in a public office].

May 30 10:12

Hammond sparks Brexit OUTRAGE as he threatens to withhold money unless no deal removed

CHANCELLOR Philip Hammond sparked the fury of BBC News viewers as he claimed more money could only be released by the Government for public spending if no deal Brexit was taken off the negotiating table.

May 30 09:47

Gilad on Brexit, Frankfurt school, and the as-a crowd

May 30 09:34

Heseltine warns Tories: don’t follow ‘poisonous politics of Nigel Farage’

Michael Heseltine has warned the Conservative leadership candidates that they will never win a general election by following the “poisonous politics of Nigel Farage”, as he said the prospect of 100,000 Tory members choosing the next prime minister filled him with dread.

The former deputy prime minister, who was suspended from the Conservatives for voting Liberal Democrat in last week’s European elections, said the party would permanently lose his support and that of millions of other Conservatives by becoming more “Faragiste”.

Heseltine made the remarks in a speech to mark his appointment as president of the European Movement.

In a warning to the Conservative leadership candidates, he said: “Turn yourselves into branch offices of Brexit if you wish. But if you do so, you are on your own. Those upon whom you depend to win power in a general election will not come back. Good luck. Goodbye.

May 30 09:29

‘London isn’t an English city anymore’: John Cleese hot take sparks Twitter firestorm

British comedy icon John Cleese’s claim that London is no longer an “English city” has unleashed a flood of reaction on Twitter as Brits latch onto another topic to fight about.

The Fawlty Towers and Monty Python star dredged up previous comments he made about the UK capital losing its sense of Englishness, tweeting that the observation has since been confirmed by virtually all his friends from abroad.

“I note also that London was the UK city that voted most strongly to remain in the EU,” the comedian added.

May 30 09:24

‘War criminal’ Alastair Campbell should be in The Hague not getting TV airtime, says George Galloway

George Galloway has hit out at the recent outpouring of sympathy for former Labour Party spin doctor and “war criminal” Alastair Campbell who was expelled from the party after admitting he voted against them in the EU elections.

The former British MP tweeted on Tuesday that Campbell, who was the press secretary for former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, “should be in The Hague” for war crimes and “not on every television station in the land.”

May 30 08:46

Government has handed almost £100m of taxpayers' cash to consultants to help them plan for Brexit - and it could reach £240m if we are still in the EU in 2020

Almost £100million of taxpayers' money has been spent on consultants brought in to help the Government with Brexit planning, a leaked report revealed today.

The Whitehall document marked 'official sensitive' also predicts that the figure could hit £240million by the end of 2020 if the UK has not left the EU by then.

The figures emerged in a draft report by the National Audit Office (NAO), set up to scrutinise Government spending in every department, which says that £97million has gone to Brexit consultants so far.

Money was spent on projects such as how to avoid a shortage of food, medical supplies and equipment by getting it through Britain's ports if trade barriers went up.

May 30 08:40

Revealed: Remainer entrepreneur who crowdfunded to prosecute Boris Johnson over Brexit 'lies' spent £50,000 of donations on branded cupcakes, self-defence classes and a luxury flat with private gym

The Remainer entrepreneur who crowdfunded £370,000 to prosecute Boris Johnson spent nearly £50,000 of the donations on himself – including self-defence classes, a luxury flat and branded cupcakes.

Entrepreneur Marcus Ball, 29, is bringing a case against the former foreign secretary for misconduct in a public office, claiming Mr Johnson misled the public when he said Britain gave the EU £350million per week.

May 30 08:38

Physics graduate, 25, who was turned down by police force where his detective inspector father works for not being disabled, black, transgender or gay finally gets officer job

A police applicant who was rejected for being a white heterosexual male is now set to join the force after it was found to have discriminated against him.

May 29 14:32

Brexit bludgeon batters Britain’s politics all over again - George Galloway

Desperate spin notwithstanding, the tsunami created by Nigel Farage’s six-week old Brexit Party may sweep away centuries-old parties which may now begin to split into their constituent parts.

But first a word about Farage. As a populist politician he is perfectly evolved. Cheerful, possessed of only the ordinary vices, personable, a communicator of genius. He is neither a philosopher nor an ideologue but gripped by one iron-clad obsession – British withdrawal from the European Union.

Single-mindedly pursued for a quarter of a century, this obsession has changed the course of history in a way not matched since Mr Churchill in the summer of 1940, Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair not excepted.

May 29 12:02

Remainer John Bercow vows to stay on as Speaker past July as he threatens to block No Deal Brexit

REMAINER John Bercow has vowed to stay on as speaker of the House of Commons past July after threatening to block a No Deal Brexit.

The move risks sparking a fresh rift with Eurosceptic Tories, who have accused him of using his supposedly neutral role in Parliament to try to keep Britain in the EU.

May 29 12:00

European leaders will delay Brexit AGAIN and AGAIN to avoid getting the blame for a No Deal if Boris Johnson or Dominic Raab try to tear up the withdrawal agreement

Brussels will fight any attempts by Britain to leave with No Deal by trying to force multiple Brexit delays on the UK, it was claimed today.

The EU is said to be preparing to extend Article 50 more than once if the new Tory leader tears up Theresa May's deal with the bloc.

Candidates Boris Johnson, Dominic Raab, Andrea Leadsom and Esther McVey have all said that they would pull Britain out with No Deal unless the EU rips the Irish Backstop from Mrs May's Withdrawal Agreement.

But Eurocrats are ready to shove Britain 'back to the wall' - and delay Brexit after October 31 - if a hard Brexiteer takes over as Prime Minister.

A source told The Sun: 'The new Prime Minister doesn't have any ownership of the deal so the withdrawal agreement seems to be off the table. But similarly No Deal is off the table - the only solution is extensions until something changes in the UK'.

May 29 11:52

Brexit: Boris Johnson ordered to appear in court over £350m claim

Boris Johnson has been ordered to appear in court over claims he lied by saying the UK gave the EU £350m a week.

The Tory leadership candidate has been accused of misconduct in public office after making the claim during the 2016 EU referendum campaign.

It is a private prosecution launched by campaigner Marcus Ball, who crowdfunded £200,000 for the case.

A source close to Mr Johnson called the case a "politically motivated attempt to reverse Brexit".

His lawyers argued it was "a stunt".

Hows about suing Blair for his lies?

May 28 10:28

EU DECEPTION? How Edward Heath was 'given £1.5MILLION before taking Britain into bloc'

EDWARD HEATH has not only been accused of lying to the electorate when he took Britain into the bloc but, according to newly-resurfaced reports, the former Prime Minister also received a financial reward that would be the equivalent of £1.5million before he signed away British sovereignty.

May 28 10:22

Why is BREXIT Important to USA?

May 28 10:16

BREXIT BACKLASH: Andrew Neil hits out at ‘DODGY’ BBC poll showing REMAIN victory

The BBC presenter hit out at the broadcaster after they published a graphic claiming Remainers won the European elections. In its analysis, the BBC grouped the total votes gained by Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party and the Ukip, 34.9 percent, labelling them a “Pro-Brexit” group. They then gathered the votes obtained by Lib Dems, Greens, SNP, Change UK and Plaid Cymru, parties which have campaigned in favour of a second referendum, under the label “anti-Brexit”, and found they won 40.4 percent, almost six percent more than the parties they labelled Brexiteer.

May 28 10:15

Alastair Campbell EXPELLED from Labour Party after voting Lib Dems in European elections

The former Downing Street head of communications revealed on Sunday night he had voted for the Lib Dems “for the first time in my life”, after becoming frustrated with Labour’s Brexit policies. Mr Campbell is a People’s Vote campaigner. He previously said he felt disillusioned with Labour's "two horse policy" and launched a stinging attack on the party he has been affiliated with since Tony Blair's premiership.

May 28 09:59

Could British homes be powered by Icelandic volcano?

Harnessing the power of Iceland’s volcanoes to provide energy to British homes is one of those ideas that resurfaces every few years, but sounds too good – or whacky – to be true.

However, interest from a clutch of international companies in a geothermal project in northern Iceland suggests the idea is not just achievable but commercially viable too.

Scientists working on the Krafla Magma Testbed plan to drill more than 2km below the Earth’s crust into a molten magma lake, starting a process they say could see the UK receiving energy from Iceland’s volcanoes within 20 years.

May 28 09:37

Forty Years of Privatisation Has Left Most Britons Out of Pocket

Mrs Thatcher's great sell-off of publicly owned services and assets, continued by successive governments, started exactly forty years ago to a fanfare of positive publicity.

Small shareholders own only a tiny proportion of the billion of pounds worth of assets that were sold off. Many of these assets are now owned by hedge funds. A large number are in foreign ownership, including quite ironically the state ownership of other countries.

We can have subsidiaries of German and Dutch state railways running our trains, (and buses) and charging British passengers higher fares than passengers in their home countries, but not British Rail.

May 28 09:32

Tony Blair scoffs at chance of Brexit happening as he plots new ‘proper’ Remain campaign

FORMER Prime Minister Tony Blair responded to the resounding victory of Nigel Farage's Brexit Party at the European elections by predicting that Britain will never actually leave the European Union.

May 28 09:28

JUNCK MAIL Jean-Claude Juncker could STAY as top EU chief after his term expires this year

JEAN-CLAUDE Juncker could stay on as EU chief well into next year after the European election result sparked a bitter battle over who will replace him.

Brussels’ top civil servant Martin Selmayr suggested the Commission boss may need to have his mandate extended - with big implications for Britain.

May 28 09:27

BREXS*** HITS FAN Jubilant Nigel Farage warns he will obliterate the Tories as leadership rivals Boris Johnson and Michael Gove scramble over BrexitThe six-week old Brexit Party won 29 MEP seats amid fury over Brexit

NIGEL Farage warned he will obliterate the Tories in the next General Election unless they deliver Brexit by Halloween.

He said his Brexit Party’s Euro election victory was a huge “wake-up call” to politicians who have failed to honour their promise to voters.

May 27 15:15

EU NIGHTMARE: Polling guru John Curtice reveals WHY Farage's triumph TERRIFIES Brussels

Sir John told the BBC that the EU’s decision to force the UK to hold the controversial elections, after granting the country a Brexit extension, had horribly backfired.

He explained: “The electorate has moved in favour of those who will contemplate no-deal such as Farage’s Brexit Party or those that are clearly on the side of Remain, like the Lib Dems and the Greens.

“These are the two views that voters wanted to express, much more over May and Labour’s compromise and fudge positions.

“The implication for the EU is that if you think that Britain would get any closer to resolving its Brexit impasse because of holding the EU elections you insisted we hold, the answer to that is no.

“Instead, this vote has made the impasse more difficult to resolve, not easier.”

May 27 15:08

European elections results UK: HUMILIATION for Change UK as Remainer party BATTERED

Change UK has performed abysmally, despite promises of shaking up the polls. The Brexit Party gained more than 31 percent of the vote. Change UK, however, had recorded just over 2.8 percent.

May 27 13:17

Pro-EU Change UK, Liberal Democrats Could Form CUK-LD Alliance

Change UK (CUK) and the Liberal Democrats could form an electoral pact so as to avoid splitting the anti-Brexit in the next Westminster election.
“The Remain forces in this country need to work even more closely together than we have managed to achieve up to this point between now and the general election,” said Chuka Umunna, a former Labour Blairite and CUK’s main spokesman, in comments to BBC Radio 4.

CUK had hoped to crystalise the Remain vote in the European Parliament elections which were held in Britain on Thursday, much as Nigel Farage sought to do for the Leave vote with his Brexit Party.

Votes will not be counted until Sunday night and media regulations prevent any exit polls from being reported — as other EU member-states are still casting their ballots — but preliminary polls suggested CUK has not been particularly successful, despite massively outspending the other parties on social media.

May 27 13:16

Crime Wave UK: Gang Members Awarded ‘Points’ for Stabbing Different Body Parts

Gang members in London and the wider country are taking part in a deadly game in which they receive varying points for stabbing or shooting victims in different parts of the body.

The system of point scoring sees 50 points given for an attack on the head or face, 30 points for the chest, 20 for the stomach, and so on. The gang members often brag about the points they have racked up in rap videos posted to YouTube and other social media.

One such victim of this type of crime was Rhyhiem Barton, a 17-year-old boy who was shot in South London last year. Barton had himself been seen in a video rapping about “the scorecard” in a drill music video seen over 300,000 times.

May 27 13:03

Brexit bludgeon batters Britain’s politics all over again - George Galloway

Desperate spin notwithstanding, the tsunami created by Nigel Farage’s six-week old Brexit Party may sweep away centuries-old parties which may now begin to split into their constituent parts.

But first a word about Farage. As a populist politician he is perfectly evolved. Cheerful, possessed of only the ordinary vices, personable, a communicator of genius. He is neither a philosopher nor an ideologue but gripped by one iron-clad obsession – British withdrawal from the European Union.

Single-mindedly pursued for a quarter of a century, this obsession has changed the course of history in a way not matched since Mr Churchill in the summer of 1940, Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair not excepted.

May 27 13:02

'Dark horse' set to become next EU chief and help Macron's dream Brexiteers will HATE

French journalist Florentin Collomp told Sky News that Emmanuel Macron’s disappointing results at the European elections leave his dream of a reformed and more united European Union in “tatters”. The French President will find himself scarce of allies in the newly formed European Parliament as German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be too busy to keep her own party alliances together to be able to help him. And as the end of Jean-Claude Juncker’s Commission term fast approaches, the French President will have to look at the best person to support as Mr Juncker’s replacement against the German Manfred Weber with whom he does not share the same vision for the EU.

Mr Collomp claimed the French President could attempt to build a centrist consensus behind Belgian candidate Guy Verhofstadt but admitted it would not be sustainable for very long.

May 27 12:31

NIGEL FARAGE’S POPULIST BREXIT PARTY WINS BIG IN EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT ELECTIONS

SOURCE: RT
The Euroskeptic Brexit Party headed by former UKIP leader Nigel Farage is looking at a solid victory in the European elections, early exit polls show, placing it at about 30 percent, over 20 percent ahead of the Conservatives.
The Brexit Party appears to have scored big in the UK’s portion of the European Parliament elections, with early results and projections on Sunday night showing it ahead of the rest of the field.

Farage began celebrating as the first exit polls started coming in. “It looks like it’s going to be a big win for the Brexit Party,”he told reporters.

With about 99 percent of the vote in, Brexit has some 31.6 percent, followed by the pro-EU Liberal Democrats with 20.3, Labour with 14.1 and the Greens with 12.1. The Conservatives are taking a massive hit and are projected to win only 9.1 percent.

UK: 99% counted.

Remain parties: 40.4%
Hard Brexit parties: 34.9%

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Well done, Nigel, congrats! And here, we have a moment of political sanity for the UK!!!

May 27 11:07

FACIAL RECOGNITION: BRITAIN FACES A DYSTOPIAN FUTURE

SOURCE: SPIKED-ONLINE
Automated facial recognition (AFR) is the state’s latest, and most invasive, surveillance technology.

Since 2015, three police forces – South Wales, Metropolitan and Leicestershire – have made use of AFR in controversial live trials. Now, South Wales Police have been taken to court by office worker Ed Bridges, who started a crowdfunding campaign when he felt his privacy had been violated by AFR.

Bridges’ legal challenge has been backed by civil-rights organisation Liberty, which argues that the indiscriminate deployment of AFR is equivalent to taking DNA samples or fingerprints without consent. According to Liberty, there are no legal grounds for scanning thousands of innocent people in this way. It also claims the technology discriminates against black people, whose faces are disproportionately flagged by mistake, meaning they are more likely to be stopped by police unfairly.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To the British government, a word, please.

George Orwell's "1984" was a cautionary tale; NOT AN INSTRUCTION MANUAL!!

May 27 09:47

BBC says it's NOT biased after viewers accused it of downplaying Brexit Party's victory, focusing on Remainer successes - and letting Alastair Campbell accuse Farage of taking Russian money

After the BBC coverage last night, one Brexiteer laid into the corporations coverage and said: 'BBC EU programme now resorting to waxing lyrical on a People's Vote, second referendum, guest after guest droning on about it and compromise, bringing the country together.

'A massive BXP election performance has been turned into a BBC remain party political broadcast.'

Another accused the BBC of 'completely ignoring the fact the Brexit Party is topping the results'.

Some slammed their coverage in general, with one observer saying that perhaps now the British public will look differently at the coverage the broadcaster puts out.

One user said: 'This election has also hastened the day when the bbc will lose its licence as millions more brits see just how unashamedly biased its coverage is.'

May 27 09:38

What if Euro poll was a GENERAL election? Farage would be PM with a 200-seat majority - but in reality higher turnout would keep Nigel out of No 10 (probably)

Nigel Farage might have delivered a political earthquake in the EU elections - but it would be nothing to the shock if he could replicate the performance in a Westminster election.

The Brexit Party would be sitting on a 200-plus seat majority if the votes broke down the same way in a general election, according to the Electoral Calculus website.

May 26 20:17

EU DECEPTION? How Edward Heath was 'given £1.5MILLION before taking Britain into bloc'

EDWARD HEATH has not only been accused of lying to the electorate when he took Britain into the bloc but, according to newly-resurfaced reports, the former Prime Minister also received a financial reward that would be the equivalent of £1.5million before he signed away British sovereignty.

May 26 20:11

'Now leave... or else': Victorious Farage threatens to unleash his Brexit party at General Election after Tories and Labour are humiliated in Euro vote after failure to deliver on result of referendum

Nigel Farage and his Brexit Party triumphed in the Euro polls – winning at least 28 MEP seats despite being launched only six weeks ago. Among their triumphs last night, former Tory MP Ann Widdecombe and Annunziata Rees-Mogg, the sister of Conservative Brexiteer Jacob, were elected as MEPs. The Tories suffered one of the worst electoral nights in their history after falling into fifth place across the country behind even the Greens. But Jeremy Corbyn, who turned 70 yesterday, faced a similar nightmare as his party's vote appeared to have collapsed. Labour slumped to third, beaten by the Liberal Democrats, after being humbled in strongholds including London and Wales as Remain voters deserted them. Early this morning the Brexit Party's share of the vote was 31.3 per cent – ahead of the Lib Dems on 20.3 per cent. Labour were third on just 14.1 per cent, with the Greens next on 12.1 per cent and the Conservatives on a disastrous 9.1 per cent.

May 26 09:23

THERESA MAY’S HUSBAND’S INVESTMENT FIRM MADE A FINANCIAL KILLING FROM THE BOMBING OF SYRIA

It is common knowledge that Theresa May’s husband Philip essentially acts as the unofficial advisor to the Prime Minister – a fact proven by the former Conservative MP for Chichester, Andrew Tyrie, who said during a Newsnight profile of the PM’s husband that “Philip is clearly acting as, informally, an advisor to Theresa. Probably much like Denis did to Margaret Thatcher.”

May 26 09:07

The Guardian view on Theresa May: a poisonous legacy

Prime ministers do not get to dictate their legacies from a lectern outside No 10, and there was some pathos in Theresa May’s attempt today to list accomplishments in government to offset her colossal failure to take Britain out of the European Union. That she oversaw a reduction in the use of disposable plastics is laudable, but it is not how history will remember her time in office. But Mrs May never saw Brexit as her sole purpose in Downing Street. Her inability to grasp from the outset how all-consuming and difficult the project would be played a large part in her downfall.

May 26 09:06

Feel no pity for Theresa May. She has been the worst prime minister in modern times

Deceit and dishonesty were hallmarks of her doomed reign. From her Brexit dealings to the Windrush scandal, she has failed

May 26 08:58

Top Republican Nunes Wants Theresa May to Answer Questions About Steele Dossier, What Did Brennan Know?

Ranking Republican of the House Intelligence Committee Devin Nunes sent a letter Wednesday to President Donald Trump, asking him to question British Prime Minister Theresa May about Great Britain’s role in the FBI’s investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia.

The inquiry would be significant and it is based on newly published information in the British newspaper The Telegraph revealing that former British spy Christopher Steele briefed May’s spy chiefs on the uncorroborated dossier.

May 26 08:57

Nigel Farage Warns not to Trust Boris Johnson's Brexit Pledges

Shortly after Theresa May announced that she would resign as the leader of the Conservative Party on 7 June and continue to lead the government until her successor is chosen, former UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson hinted that he is ready to become the country's next PM.

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has cast doubt on former British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson’s ability to act as the country’s new prime minister after May’s announcement that she would step down.

“Now Boris pledges that the UK will definitely leave the EU on 31 October, ‘Brexit deal or no deal’. But why should we trust him to keep his word?” the former leader of UKIP wrote in an article for the Sunday Express.

May 25 10:34

Boris Johnson: UK will leave EU in October, deal or no deal

Boris Johnson has thrown down the gauntlet to his Conservative leadership rivals by insisting the UK must leave the EU by the end of October with or without a deal, as he set out a hardline Brexit stance just hours after Theresa May announced her resignation.

Johnson is the favourite among Conservative members to take over as prime minister by the last week of July, but he will face competition from as many as 20 rivals.

The foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, was the first cabinet minister to say he would stand, while Dominic Raab, the former Brexit secretary, said he would take time to think about it over the weekend. The environment secretary, Michael Gove, and the home secretary, Sajid Javid, are also expected to announce leadership bids in the coming days.

May 25 09:48

Owen Jones goes to a Brexit party rally | ‘A bitter and divided nation?’

May 25 09:47

Reaction to Theresa May’s resignation announcement

May 25 09:47

UK government staff strike as they rely on food banks to survive

Government staff in the British capital London are the latest group to be forced into poverty in the country as they go on a strike saying missed payments and low pay have left them with nothing to eat.

The Guardian newspaper said in a Tuesday report that support staff working for several UK government departments had staged a walkout in London’s Westminster earlier in the day after a multi-billion company hiring them missed several paydays.

The staff workers said the missed payments had left them in severe poverty as they were forced to rely on food banks to earn something to eat.

May 24 22:11

Brexit SHOCK: Cameron reveals he has been 'HELPING' Theresa May in Brexit negotiations

FORMER British Prime Minister David Cameron has revealed he offered “advice in private and help in private” to Theresa May as she led Brexit negotiations with the European Union.

May 24 10:14

Theresa May resigns over Brexit: What happened?

It's the question that has kept British politics awash with rumours for months - when will Theresa May resign?

Her Brexit plans failed again and again to impress squabbling MPs in parliament, but she soldiered on regardless. Until now.

In an emotional statement outside her office in Downing St, Mrs May finally announced she was stepping down as prime minister.

She will quit as Conservative party leader on 7 June but will stay in office until a successor is found.

May 24 09:18

Theresa May to resign as UK Prime Minister

Theresa May confirms resignation: The embattled Prime Minister will quit as party leader on June 7, she said on the doorstep of 10 Downing Street on Friday.

Race to replace May: Her announcement will trigger a leadership contest, with several Conservative MPs tipped to run. The winner will be Britain's next PM.
Brexit crisis: She's faced massive criticism for failing to deliver her flagship policy of leaving the European Union, missing two Brexit deadlines.

May 24 07:45

BREXIT BOMBSHELL: Boris Johnson warns 'prepare for NO DEAL' as he unveils strategy

BORIS JOHNSON has warned the UK the way to get a good Brexit deal is to “prepare for a no deal” as the leading candidate to take over as Prime Minister from Theresa May outlined his EU exit strategy.

The former Foreign Secretary, who has announced he would like to replace Theresa May as the leader of the Conservative Party, said this would be the best way to proceed if Britain is to negotiate a suitable Brexit agreement. Just hours after the Prime Minister sensationally announced she was resigning, Mr Johnson told an economic in Switzerland: "We will leave the EU on October 31, deal or no deal. The way to get a good deal is to prepare for a no deal.”

May 23 17:53

Revealed: Home Office allowed 7,500 migrants accused of cheating the student visa system to stay in Britain

Thousands of migrants accused of cheating the student visa system have been allowed to stay in Britain, a report has warned.

Around 56,000 foreign citizens were implicated in a scam to fake English language tests to beat UK border controls, said the National Audit Office (NAO).

The spending watchdog said bogus students had exploited the lax system in a racket run by criminal gangs.

Yet about 7,500 had been given permission to remain in the UK rather than being thrown out – often challenging the decision on human rights grounds.

May 23 17:48

Farage on course to thrash Tories as Euro Election polls close - and Boris could be heading to No10, Mail poll reveals

The Survation poll for the Daily Mail shows Mr Farage’s Brexit Party well ahead in the European elections on 31 per cent, trailed by Labour on 23, the Conservatives on 14 and the Lib Dems on 12.

Nearly seven out of ten Tory voters said the reason they did not intend to vote for Mrs May yesterday was because of her failure to deliver Brexit. Calls for her to step down were backed by 57 per cent of Conservatives with 25 per cent against.

May 23 16:12

BBC Question Time FURY: No Brexit Party panellist AGAIN despite leading EU election polls

Mr Farage hit out at BBC Question Time last week after it didn’t feature any Brexit Party candidates.

He told a crowd at a rally in Wolverhampton: “We can choose to buy different newspapers.

“We can choose to listen to different commercial radio stations.

“Where I have a problem is when we are effectively taxed £150 a year just to have a television in our house.

“When the public service broadcaster does not put a single representative of this new party on any major television programme, even when we have gone from nothing to topping the polls."

May 23 10:54

Brexit CHAOS: Iain Dale reveals MAJOR problem with Theresa May departure on BBC Newsnight

The LBC presenter claimed despite The Times reporting Mrs May will resign on Friday, he believes it won't be as instantaneous as some may hope. Speaking on BBC Newsnight, Mr Dale argued despite Mrs May reportedly leaving, there still could be conflict on how immediate her departure is. The political commentator insisted if Boris Johnson or Dominic Raab take over as party leader they will want to start their tenure immediately, which might not be what Mrs May intends to do.

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It's going to take a lot of sandpaper and paint to get the claw marks out of the doorframe at Number 10!

May 23 10:17

The perverse logic of Britain’s foreign minister

Boycotting Israel is anti-Semitic.

That at least is the view of the German parliament, where a vote Friday saw lawmakers denounce – in a non-binding vote – the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement, because “the ‘don’t buy’ stickers of the BDS movement on Israeli products [could be associated] with the Nazi call ‘don’t buy from Jews.’”

Now, of course, one might suggest that if anyone knows anything about anti-Semitism, well then the German parliament is where you might find them.

But that would be a rather crude World War II/Nazi reference which, when invoked, means you’ve already lost the argument. So we’ll steer clear.

One might also suggest that this is hardly a very watertight argument, that pretty much anything “could be associated” with or can be seen as “reminiscent of” pretty much anything.

You don’t support whale hunting? You must hate the Japanese. Or the Norwegians.

May 22 15:34

Brexit Party set to make European elections HISTORY - largest share of UK vote in 25 YEARS

The grassroots eurosceptic party, led by Nigel Farage, is polling at a huge 37 percent in the latest YouGov poll for The Times of 3,864 British adults from May 19-21 - likely to be one of the last key indicators before the British public cast their vote. If this is reflected at the ballot box, the figure would be the largest ever achieved by a non-mainstream political party in the European elections. It would also be the highest since the Labour Party romped to victory with 42.6 percent of the overall vote at the European elections in 1994.

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The latest YouGov poll put the Liberal Democrats are a distant second on 19 percent, with Labour falling to 13 percent and the Greens increasing to 12 percent.

The Prime Minister is facing yet further humiliation, with just seven percent of those polled saying they would vote for the Conservative Party.

May 22 15:32

May's EU deal vote BLOCKED - Leadsom resignation causes Parliamentary CHAOS

THERESA MAY is facing fresh chaos tonight after Commons Leader Andrea Leadsom dramatically resigned from the Government over Brexit.

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Brexiteer Mrs Leadsom said in a letter to Mrs May: “I cannot fulfil my duty as Leader of the House tomorrow, to announce a Bill with new elements that I fundamentally oppose.”

Mrs Leadsom’s resignation means there is no Commons Leader to introduce the Business Statement to MPs.

May 22 11:37

Brexit latest news: Theresa May clings on as PM and will discuss future with Sir Graham Brady on Friday

Theresa May will meet with Sir Graham Brady, the chairman of the 1922 Committee of backbench Tory MPs, on Friday to discuss her future as she continues to cling on as Prime Minister.

May 22 10:17

Brexit LIVE: Theresa May CANCELS meetings as she prepares to 'resign TONIGHT'

THERESA MAY has fuelled speculation that she could resign as early as tonight by cancelling meetings with Cabinet ministers.

May 22 09:31

British Steel collapse: 25,000 jobs at risk as assets liquidated

British Steel has been ordered into compulsory liquidation after talks with the government failed to secure a bailout, threatening the jobs of about 5,000 employees, with another 20,000 jobs in the supply chain.

The steelmaker had requested an emergency $38m bailout loan from the British government following dwindling European sales amid Brexit uncertainty, and an ill-fated decision to sell off excess carbon credits earlier this year.

Just three weeks ago, the government had given a $150m loan to the company.

May 22 09:18

Why Farage Wins the Country and Corbyn Wins Only a Party

Nigel Farage, Britain’s Donald Trump character, is by far the most significant man in British politics. In just a few weeks he has gathered huge political momentum. In tomorrow’s European Parliament elections he appears likely to score more votes than Labour and the Conservatives combined. Farage stood up against the entire political establishment, including the media and the commercial elites and has promised to change British politics once and for all. So far, it seems he is winning on all fronts.

How it is that once again a Right wing populist has won the minds and hearts of working people? How is it possible that Jeremy Corbyn, who was perceived by many of us as the greatest hope in Western politics, has managed, in less than three years, to make himself an irrelevant passing phase? How is it possible that the Right consistently wins when the conditions exist for a textbook socialist revolution?

May 21 18:47

UK's planned Espionage Act will crack down on Snowden-style Brit whistleblowers, suspected backdoored gear (cough, Huawei)

UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid has announced an Espionage Bill, charging ahead with new laws intended to criminalise any British copycats of Edward Snowden – and allowing a future crackdown on Huawei.

The bill, said Javid, "will bring together new and modernised powers, giving our security services the legal authority they need" to tackle foreign spies operating on UK soil.

"The areas this work will consider includes whether we follow allies in adopting a form of foreign agent registration and how we update our Official Secrets Acts for the 21st century," the Home Secretary said at New Scotland Yard earlier today.

He also called for new treason laws, which he said would be aimed at people who "betray" Britain, whether at home or abroad.

May 21 18:15

TalkTalk data breach customer details found online

TalkTalk failed to inform 4,545 customers their personal information, including bank account details, were stolen as part of the 2015 data breach.

Viewers contacted BBC Watchdog Live about concerns that their details had been breached by TalkTalk.

But the company had told them that their details were not comprised.

"The customer data referred to by BBC Watchdog relates to the historical October 2015 data breach. It is not a new incident," the firm said.

The BBC consumer show investigated and found the personal details of approximately 4,500 customers available online after a Google search.

The details included full names, addresses, email addresses, dates of birth, TalkTalk customer numbers, mobile numbers and bank details for thousands of customers.

May 21 11:13

‘Dangerous Precedent’: Turnover of Assange’s Personal Effects Shows US’ Power

Ecuador's move to turn items and documents belonging to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over to the US emphasizes the power that the Trump administration can exert over the famed publisher, activist and comedian Randy Credico told Sputnik.

"It's completely outrageous," Credico told Radio Sputnik's Loud & Clear on Monday of the development. "I don't see the legal basis for that. This was done without any kind of court hearing."

"How they could turn that stuff over — his personal belongings — to the US, not even to the Brits, but to the US… it just shows you the level of control that the US government, the [US] State Department [and] every other agency has over [Ecuadorian President] Lenin Moreno, who has totally sold out."

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