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May 19 08:33

UK Police Force Humiliated For Launching Manhunt For Trucker Who Kissed Woman

A police force in the UK faced humiliation after trying to enlist the public’s help in a manhunt for a trucker who committed the dastardly crime of kissing a woman on the cheek.

“We are appealing for help to identify a man who kissed a woman on the cheek to thank her for helping when his lorry became stuck under a low bridge,” said the tweet from Derbyshire Police, asking potential witnesses if they were in the location when the incident occurred.

Within hours, the tweet was deleted however, with the force explaining, “The post drew a significant number of comments that were counterproductive to the nature of the appeal.”

Respondents had bombarded the tweet threat with jokes and assertions that kissing someone on the cheek wasn’t a crime.

May 19 08:11

Britain suffers BIGGEST surge in unemployment claims SINCE RECORDS BEGAN, as UK minister insists country can cope

Data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on Tuesday revealed that the number of people claiming unemployment benefits in April – the first full month of the Covid-19 lockdown – soared by 856,500 to 2.097 million. It’s the largest increase since records began in 1971 and the highest total since 1996.

May 19 05:25

Covid-19 fallout? Putin might INVADE & China will DOMINATE, says the Atlantic citing ‘experts’

Amid growing pressure to end the coronavirus lockdowns, British authorities are being advised by foreign policy ‘experts’ to brace for Chinese hegemony or a Russian invasion, with the only cure being more American Empire.

That is the crux of an article that appeared in The Atlantic on Monday, worrying about the “geopolitical second wave,” as it dubs the political fallout of the pandemic.

Among the biggest fears of experts advising 10 Downing Street? That Russian President Vladimir Putin may lash out and invade someone in order to compensate for the economic fallout of the pandemic and the oil price war.

May 18 09:29

PETER HITCHENS: Furlough billions? Just a giant payday loan in YOUR name

Think of Chancellor Rishi Sunak as a smiling salesman of payday loans, and you will begin to get the picture.

‘Yes, of course you can have the money. Happy to help!’ he says as he hands over the wads of notes.

But it will not be the cheery face of Mr Sunak that you see when the time comes for repayment, but the hard and relentless agents of Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs.

And don’t think that the repayment boys will only be going after those who have accepted the various forms of government handout during the throttling of the economy.

Even if you have yourself kept working and stayed above water, they’ll still be after you.

It is time the media began to ask Mr Sunak exactly when he plans to announce his first emergency budget (the first of many, I fancy) to a stunned nation.

May 18 08:05

Why The COVID-19 Model That Inspired UK's Lockdown May Be "The Most Devastating Software Mistake Of All Time"

While Democrats in the US and progressives in the UK continue to push back against efforts to gradually reopen their respective economies, more evidence is emerging that calls into question the models (what the public often refers to as the "science") which inspired governments across the world to impose crippling lockdowns on their populations.

Case in point: Since Neil Ferguson and the authors of the Imperial published its modeling for non-pharmaceutical intervention for COVID-19, a number of data scientists have taken a close look and found gaping oversights that seriously undermine the model's credibility. Of course, this isn't the first time we have written about Ferguson and his exploits.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Buggy code" is NEVER your friend.

May 18 06:25

Britain Warned Against ‘Coup-mongering’ in Venezuela After Embassy Discovery

Venezuela has warned Britain against “coup-mongering” after the discovery of a “Venezuelan reconstruction unit” in the Foreign Office.

Demanding an urgent explanation, Foreign Minister Jorge Arreeaza lodged a formal complaint with ambassador Duncan Hill, who the minister said confirmed the existence of the unit and “tried to justify the unjustifiable.”

“We demand that [the UK] abandon Washington’s coup-mongering plans and any destabilising initiative. We demand respect for our sovereignty and the purposes and principle of the UN charter,” Mr Arreaza said.

The unit, headed by former UK ambassador to Venezuala John Saville, is believed to be part of plans to “rebuild” Venezuela and promote British interests after the removal of democratically elected President Nicolas Maduro and the Bolivarian government.

May 17 19:53

Pubs, cafes and restaurants on brink of collapse send symbolic key to their MPs to protest that landlords are charging rent throughout lockdown

Tens of thousands of small businesses are seeking to highlight how many will be forced to hand over the keys to their premises unless the Government steps in.

Most businesses in the hospitality industry have not received income since shutting in March, yet thousands are paying rent.

May 17 06:33

How Huxley's X-Club Created Nature Magazine & Sabotaged Science For 150 Years

Authored by Matthew Ehret via The Strategic Culture Foundation,

What is Nature Magazine exactly? Is it truly an “objective” platform for pure scientific research untainted by the filth of political agendas? Is this standard-bearer of “proper method”, which can make or break the career of any scientist, truly the scientific journal it claims to be or is there something darker to be discovered?

Darwin, Malthus and the Political Use of a ‘Science of Limits’

Webmaster's Commentary: 

ARE YOU FLIPPING KIDDING ME?!?

Of course not; but in order to understand the elite monied, you have to understand how they think; and this is, truly, how they think.

May 14 20:13

Delingpole: British People ‘Completely Manipulated’ Says Businessman Behind Lockdown Legal Challenge

The crowdfunding campaign to launch a legal challenge of the UK government’s lockdown policy has raised over £100,000 – some of it the result of a huge spike in donations during Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s lacklustre Sunday night address to the nation.

Simon Dolan, the multi-millionaire businessman and Le Mans racing champion behind the campaign, says that the British people have been ‘completely manipulated’ and that it’s no good removing the lockdown in stages as Boris announced on Sunday.

“It’s time for us to lift the lockdown now,” he tells me.

May 12 12:04

‘Sex scenes will be interesting’: UK govt gives film & TV industry green light to restart WITH social distancing rules

The UK government has confirmed that the film and television industry can restart as long as it abides by the social distancing guidelines – including the two-meter rule – leading many to wonder how on earth it can be achieved.

May 11 08:22

The government could DITCH its contact tracing app and 'move to a different model' after only 35% of residents download it on the Isle of Wight

Fewer than 50,000 people living on the island, or 35 per cent of its population, have downloaded the app since the trial began last week.

But experts say around two-thirds of Britain - the equivalent of 40million people - will eventually need to install the app for it to work.

The app, which works using Bluetooth, alerts users if they have been in close contact with someone who has reported symptoms of COVID-19.

But its design has sparked privacy concerns, with officials admitting the 'centralised' NHS approach sees personal data stored in one database.

May 10 13:59

PETER HITCHENS: Has our mad mass house arrest during Covid-19 saved even a single life?

We will not escape from this misery until the Government has been forced to admit that it made a foolish mistake and over-reacted wildly to Covid-19.

The Prime Minister is like a man who sets fire to his own pyjamas, while he is wearing them, to cure himself of hiccups.

Now he stands naked and scorched, as his house burns around him, and exults that his hiccups have indeed gone away. This is what I mean by getting things out of proportion.

Above all, he must stop pretending that his actions saved us from deaths that never happened, and people must stop believing this evidence-free bilge.

Till that moment comes, months and perhaps years of costly, painful stupidity will follow. The belief that the Panic Policy worked means it can never fully end. If, and when, you go back to your job – if you still have a job – you will be compelled to abide by ludicrous, impractical rules. You will be forced to wear pointless muzzles on trains and buses.

May 10 12:57

Revealed: BBC ‘Charity’ receives MILLIONS in funding from Gates Foundation

Last week multi-billionaire ‘philanthropist’ Bill Gates appeared on the BBC and was also given extensive positive coverage across the vast billion pound taxpayer funded network.

During his interview Gates referred to himself as a ‘health expert’ and this went unchallenged.

Now we can reveal some startling links between the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the BBC.

Have you heard before of BBC Media Action?

May 10 12:55

Transgender inmates have carried out seven sex attacks on women in jail: Despite the risks, male-born trans convicts are still allowed to move into women's prisons

Official figures show for the first time the true scale of offending by criminals who were born male but were allowed to move into female jails after changing gender.

Yet despite the risks, prison governors are still allowing trans inmates to move into the jails. Male-born trans prisoners were first allowed to request a transfer to women's jails in England and Wales in 2016.

Just a year later the risks of the policy were made clear when a convicted rapist was moved to women's jail HMP New Hall and sexually assaulted two women inmates.

May 07 13:06

Bank of England warns coronavirus crisis will see GDP slump nearly 30 PER CENT and cause worst recession since the Great Frost in 1709

In a grim assessment, the Bank said the economy could shrink by nearly 30 per cent in the first half of this year before recovering some ground.

But the impact of the deadly disease will continue to be felt long afterwards. Unemployment could hit 9 per cent before falling back again.

The overall 14 per cent fall in output estimated for 2020 would be the biggest recession for more than 300 years - since 1709 when the Great Frost brought fledgling economies grinding to a halt across Europe.

May 07 12:13

Special Forces Deficient British Army Launches Major Recruitment Drive

Despite the ongoing coronavirus crisis, he British Army's website makes clear the armed forces are still accepting applications - indeed is currently advertising for a number of "army jobs", including officers, mechanics and trainee intelligence analysts.

British Army commanders have launched a major recruitment drive for special forces soldiers and ex-veterans, as mysterious as it is high-priority.

To qualify, you must already be a soldier in the army, and aged between 18 - 28. Officers will earn an initial salary of £27,200, which can rise to £32,800 upon completion of a year's training, which includes free medical and dental health cover.

May 06 12:05

Locking up the elderly until coronavirus is defeated is a cruel mockery of basic human values: Former Supreme Court judge LORD SUMPTION gives a withering critique of the Government's lockdown

COVID-19 is not the greatest crisis in our history. It is not even the greatest public health crisis in our history. But the lockdown is without doubt the greatest interference with personal liberty in our history.

It is normal at this point to add 'in peacetime'. But we can forget that. Even in wartime, we never confined the entire population to their homes, 24/7, if they did not have some excuse acceptable to a Minister.

States have always tried to confine people known to be carrying dangerous infections. But we live in a new world in which, if we are ill, the State will try to cure us. From this, it is said to follow that the State can take control of our lives against our will even if we are healthy, lest we fall ill and need its services too much.

Suddenly, it is our duty to save the NHS, not the other way round.

May 04 05:25

UK elites’ Covid-19 PROJECT FEAR has worked, as NEARLY ALL Britons DEMAND lockdown continues despite falling cases

Having provoked extensive existential angst and worry through a Covid-19 Project Fear, governments are now faced with societies that are petrified of normal life and are pushing back against any easing of the lockdown.

A new poll by Opinium in the UK reveals that the vast majority of Britons remain strongly opposed to lifting the coronavirus lockdown; just one in five want schools, pubs and restaurants to be reopened.

This poll found that only 17 percent of people think the conditions have been met to consider reopening schools, as opposed to the 67 percent who say they have not been met and schools should stay closed.

May 04 05:23

Nearly ONE FIFTH of British households have trouble feeding children as result of LOCKDOWN – report

A significant number of poor and vulnerable families in the UK have been suffering from food insecurity after schools were closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a new report has said.

Almost a fifth of households with children have been unable to obtain enough food in the past five weeks, the Observer (the Guardian’s sister paper) reported, citing data from London-based NGO the Food Foundation.

The report also highlighted that some groups are finding it particularly difficult, with 30 percent of lone parents and 46 percent of parents with a disabled child experiencing problems in receiving food.

Poorer families used to rely on free breakfast clubs and school lunches but have now lost access to them as schools remain closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The situation has been exacerbated by many losing jobs and income due to the nationwide lockdown.

May 03 19:35

‘Unprecedented’ number of DNR orders for learning disabilities patients

Learning disability and mental health service provider says it is still receiving unlawful do not resuscitate orders

Hospitals and GPs were told earlier this month learning disabilities should not be used as reason to apply DNR

However, provider says it has received further orders it suspects to be unlawful

May 03 13:13

Flashback 17 April: Government Partners With Newspaper Industry On Covid-19 Ad Campaign

The Government and the newspaper industry have formed a three-month advertising partnership to help keep the public safe and the nation united throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

May 01 13:17

Plastic purge: Britain's personal debt pile SHRANK in March as people shun credit cards amid coronavirus crisis

Households paid back a whopping £3.8billion more debt than they borrowed in March 2020, the biggest figure on record, as households shunned credit cards in the face of the coronavirus crisis.

Britain's credit card debt pile shrank £2.4billion in a month to £69.3billion, only the second time since July 2013 the amount Britons have outstanding on plastic has fallen, according to the Bank of England figures.

The amount of debt held on credit cards was lower than the same month the year before for the first time since it began recording the data in 2008, it adds.

May 01 13:10

Britain's manufacturers suffer worst drop in output and employment since records began nearly 30 years ago - outstripping the figures seen during the global financial crisis

As the economic toll of lockdown starts to rear its ugly head, employment, new orders and output in the sector fell at the fastest pace for 28 years last month.

The closely-watched IHS Markit/CIPS purchasing managers' index fell to a record low of 32.6 in April, down from 47.8 in March, with a reading of 50 or above indicating growth.

April's manufacturing PMI reading of 32.6 is even worse than the previous record low of 34.5 recorded during the heat of the global financial crisis in 2009.

May 01 12:32

Boris Johnson faces court battle as businessman Simon Dolan argues lockdown is ILLEGAL

A wealthy businessman has launched the legal bid, claiming the coronavirus lockdown will kill more people than it saves. Simon Dolan, whose Jota Aviation company has been delivering personal protective equipment (PPE) to the NHS, is seeking a judicial review over the Government's emergency measures that restrict people's personal liberty and fears it will cripple the UK economy. His legal challenge mirrors the action taken by Gina Miller over Brexit, on the grounds that the lockdown was both legally defective and disproportionate in law.

He is also calling on Boris Johnson to relax the current lockdown restrictions and introduce three key changes to allow the economy to recover.

This includes permitting gatherings of up to 100 people, reopening schools and reviewing the lockdown restrictions every two weeks.

Mr Dolan's lawyers have sent a 'Letter Before Action' to Health Secretary Matt Hancock, giving him until Thursday May 7 to respond.

May 01 03:46

CIA-Funded Experiments and Psychological Torture Techniques Exposed By Director of New BBC Doc

UN torture expert Nils Melzer drafted a report on psychological torture after previewing a new film on its modern origins. The documentary shows how a well-respected Scottish psychiatrist was covertly funded by the CIA to experiment on his patients in Canada.

Stephen Bennett's documentary Eminent Monsters: A Manual for Modern Torture examines the history of CIA-funded human experiments as part of a "brainwashing" programme codenamed MK Ultra. The results of these experiments would later inform psychological torture techniques used by the British in Northern Ireland and US troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mengele would have been so proud of this guy!!

But there is one thing to consider, when a nation/state uses or outsources torture.

First, it completely destroys that nation's reputation for being a supporter of human rights and human dignity; any statements to the contrary should be met with raucous and unbelieving laughter.

Torture is not used to find any real actionable information, but for "confessions"; people being tortured will say ANYTHING they want their torturers to hear, in order to get their torture to stop. And that is generally "confessions" with which to drive the "engines" of a state-sanctioned narratives.

Torturers love to torture, because they know they can get away with it, when it is state-sanctioned. and are, at the deepest psychological levels, very twisted and sick individuals.

And lastly, when a country tortures, it gives carte blanche to any other country that doesn't particularly like it, to torture both their civilians, and their military; please think about that for a moment.

Apr 30 09:13

A fifth of retailers say they have shut their doors PERMANENTLY because coronavirus has wrecked their business as MPs are warned that a third of the whole UK economy has 'SHUT DOWN'

Adam Marshall, director general of the British Chambers of Commerce, made the astonishing revelation as pressure increased on Boris Johnson to plot a way out of the crisis.

Mr Marshall warned that another third of businesses were functioning 'with some difficulty'.

Retail, hospitality, catering, leisure and manufacturers were among those worst affected he said as he appeared remotely in front of the Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy committee this morning.

It came as a fifth of retailers suggested they will not reopen after the pandemic has passed, creating huge gaps in an already under-pressure high streets.

Apr 29 11:33

'So much for us being NHS heroes': Southmead Hospital workers in zero-hour contract 'nightmare'

A whistleblower at Southmead Hospital claims hundreds of its zero-hour contract staff are struggling to get any work.

The A&E healthcare assistant says the hospital has cancelled the vast majority of shifts for staff in her role and many nurses, after scheduled surgeries were suspended and some wards closed due to coronavirus.

She told Bristol Live she normally works full-time but is now struggling to get one shift a week – and has been told she is not eligible for furlough because of her zero-hour contract, though the Government's website says any contract is eligible.

Apr 29 07:38

Coronavirus recovery plan 'must tackle climate change'

Tackling climate change must be woven into the solution to the Covid-19 economic crisis, the UK will tell governments next week.

Apr 29 04:58

Yemen's health system has been wrecked by war, but Britain is still helping the Saudis bomb it – even during the Covid-19 pandemic

Ravaged by years of conflict, Yemen is facing the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Its health system has been decimated and many of its people are starving – but the flow of British weapons to Saudi Arabia has not stopped.
Britain’s role in fueling and sustaining Riyadh’s devastating bombing campaign in Yemen has always been despicable, but it becomes especially monstrous as the threat of Covid-19 looms over the war-torn country.

Apr 27 06:09

UK Health Sec Thanks Muslims for Lockdown ‘Sacrifice’ on St George’s Day, Doesn’t Mention St George’s Day

Health Secretary Matt Hancock thanked Muslims for their Ramadan “sacrifice” on St George’s Day, but made no mention of the English national day itself.

Hancock, who as Secretary of State for the Department of Health and Social Care has arguably played the leading role for the British government in Boris Johnson’s absence — although the Prime Minister’s official substitute is Dominic Raab — neglected to mark St George’s Day in any way, or to offer a message to English citizens prevented from celebrating it properly by the lockdown regulations.

The beginning of the Islamic month of Ramadan, which fell on the same day, was another matter, however, with Hancock posting a video message thanking them effusively for their co-operation with the lockdown.

Apr 27 06:02

Coronavirus Has Brought UK and China Closer Together, Claims Chinese Ambassador

Beijing’s ambassador to London Liu Xiaoming has claimed that the Chinese coronavirus has brought the United Kingdom and the communist state closer together.

Ambassador Liu made the comments had a webinar for the Asia House think tank. Stating that the UK and China are working on a vaccine, he said: “Our two countries are sharing information and experience, conducting joint scientific research… President Xi [Jinping] and Boris Johnson expressed support for the scientists of the two countries to work together on this very important area.”

Apr 27 06:01

If the UK government brings in a new round of austerity to pay for Covid-19, it’ll spark civil unrest that will see cities burn

George Osborne, the former Tory chancellor and architect of the post-2008 austerity regime, this week advocated a new round of swingeing cuts to state spending once the pandemic is over. But the poor won’t stand for it this time.
Many of us are now looking out to the future – and when I say that I mean the next few weeks and months. I’ll be honest: I’m not hopeful. In fact, I am full of fear.

The UK government’s Covid-19 financial package will not last for as long as it will be needed. So far, the furlough scheme, in which the Government will support businesses in keeping their workforces going at 80 percent of their wages, is only in place for three months. We are already a month into that scheme, and it is pretty obvious that there will be thousands of businesses that will never open again.

Apr 27 02:38

Even The EU Are A Bunch Of 'Karens': Barnier Complains About Brexit Negotiations

Authored by Tom Luongo via Gold, Goats, 'n Guns blog,

So, this happened...

EU lead negotiator for the free trade agreement with the United Kingdom is complaining in the press again.

“The United Kingdom cannot refuse to extend the transition and at the same time slow down progress in important areas,” Barnier said, expressing concern that Britain has not presented concrete proposals for certain contentious issues, but did not name the areas, according to DPA news agency.

H/T TO FORT RUSS
For once someone is treating the EU the way it treats everyone else and they don’t like it. I guess Michel should change his name to Karen.

Except the problem here is there’s no manager to talk to because Prime Minister Boris Johnson isn’t listening.

The typical EU negotiations looks like this, according to former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, EU negotiators have earned this disrespect, quite honestly.

Apr 26 21:00

Staff slam empty London Nightingale hospital as a 'complete waste of money'

The number of patients being treated at the NHS's new showcase Nightingale Hospital fell to just 26 last week.

And this has lead to one member of staff to label it "a complete waste of money and resources", according to reports.

The NHS has repeatedly said it will be a mark of success if the hospital continues not to operate at full capacity, as it will mean the rest of the NHS has managed well and because the public have helped slow the spread of the virus.

The hospital, built in just nine days in response to the coronavirus crisis, is on the site of the ExCeL Centre in the Docklands in east London and has capacity for between 4,000 and 5,000 beds.

Apr 26 17:35

Flashback: Man jailed for visiting hospital with no good reason after Facebook boasts

A man who boasted that he spent two hours walking through his local hospital to see how bad things were for himself has been jailed for three months.

Kierran Stevenson, 32, bragged about his exploits at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury, on Facebook and was caught on CCTV as he made his way through public areas.

He said he went ‘up and down’ in lifts but was disappointed not to see staff in hazmat suits or PPE as he visited ‘every corner’ of the hospital, but confirmed that Costa was open.

He shared photos on Facebook of himself at the hospital and images of the corridors as he claimed that staff were not taking safety measures seriously, the Crown Prosecution Service said.

Apr 26 17:29

Coronavirus: Military tests key workers in mobile units

The military has started testing essential workers in the UK for coronavirus in mobile units operating in "hard to reach" areas.

At least 96 new pop-up facilities, which will travel to care homes, police and fire stations, prisons and benefits centres, are planned in total.

Eleven of those mobile sites are up-and-running in areas including Salisbury, Carlisle and Watford.

It comes as the government aims to reach 100,000 tests a day by Thursday.

Apr 26 16:20

Government may not start reducing huge national debt for a DECADE 'We will all pay price'

THE GOVERNMENT will not start trying to reduce the huge deficit and national debt from the coronavirus crisis for at least another decade, with one expert warning lessons not learnt from the financial crash 12 years ago means "we will all pay the price".

Apr 25 08:17

Here Is the Bodycount the Imperial College Model Predicted for Non-Lockdown Sweden Next to What Actually Happened

Too bad stories like this don't get front paged!

The same Imperial College Model which caused the UK and US to lock down.

I wonder how many people who claim that lockdown is essential to dealing with Covid-19 have actually looked at the original Imperial College report, which sparked the British Government’s decision [and also played a key role in influencing the White House] to shut down much of the economy and place the most draconian measures on the population ever seen. Had they done so, they might have been shocked to find that the modelling they used assumes the measures would be put in place for 5 months:

Apr 24 10:17

550 illegal boat migrants land in UK during Wuhan virus lockdown

At least 550 illegal boat migrants have reached the UK from the beaches of France since the two countries first imposed nationwide lockdowns roughly one month ago to fight the spread of the Wuhan virus.

Apr 23 21:21

Coronavirus: Deaths at 20-year high but peak may be over

Nearly 185,000 people have died in 2020 compared with around 175,000 on average over the past five years at this point of the year.

But the figures for 2020 also show the impact of flu and pneumonia compared to coronavirus.

The number of deaths from flu and pneumonia - at more than 32,000 - is three times higher than the total number of coronavirus deaths this year.

Apr 23 18:09

Flashback 2018: Ineffective flu jab blamed as extra winter deaths hit 40-year high

The number of winter deaths last year the hit highest level in more than 40 years after the failure of last year’s flu jab. There were an estimated 50,100 excess winter deaths in England and Wales in 2017/18 ... Last year's flu jab protected just one in 10 pensioners.

Skip forward to today...

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8249635/UK-announces-coronavi...
Britain has announced another 616 coronavirus victims today, taking the total number of fatalities in the UK to 18,738.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-52361519
The number of deaths from flu and pneumonia - at more than 32,000 - is three times higher than the total number of coronavirus deaths this year.

18,000 + 32,000 = a bad flu season. Where's the pandemic? Why the lock down?

Apr 23 17:52

Flashback 2017: CHILLING STATS Failed flu vaccine to blame for ‘THOUSANDS of deaths last winter’

Statistics show 12,500 deaths were caused by respiratory disease, such as flu from December 2016 to March 2017

Apr 23 11:55

UK ONS Figures Show Three Times More Deaths From Flu & Pneumonia Than Coronavirus

New figures from the UK’s Office of National Statistics show that the number of deaths from flu and pneumonia is three times higher than the total number of coronavirus deaths this year.

The figures show that there were 18,500 total deaths in England and Wales in the week up until April 10, which is around 8,000 above what would be considered “normal” at this time of year. Around a third of those 18,500 are linked to coronavirus.

“But the figures for 2020 also show the impact of flu and pneumonia compared to coronavirus,” reports the BBC. “The number of deaths from flu and pneumonia – at more than 32,000 – is three times higher than the total number of coronavirus deaths this year.”

Apr 23 10:03

Coronavirus: UK borrowing to see 'colossal increase' to fight virus

The UK's budget deficit is set to see "an absolutely colossal increase to a level not seen in peacetime", the director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies has said.

The economic impact of coronavirus was likely to push the deficit to as high as £260bn, Paul Johnson told the BBC.

Apr 22 03:55

Coronavirus: UK PM Johnson to talk to Trump, Queen while recovering

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will speak to U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday and meet Queen Elizabeth later this week, his spokesman said, adding that the British leader is still not "formally doing government work."

Johnson is recovering at his country residence after he was hospitalized with COVID-19. His foreign minister, Dominic Raab, is standing in for him while he recovers.

"Yesterday he sent a message of condolence to (Canadian Prime Minister) Justin Trudeau after the very sad loss of life in the shooting in Canada. Later today ... he will be speaking to President Trump," the spokesman told reporters.

Apr 21 15:43

If oil is so cheap why is petrol still so expensive? Petrol suppliers are 'dishonestly holding back' savings from the pumps, campaigners say

FairFuelUK founder Howard Cox said average prices of a litre of unleaded and diesel should be 98p and 106p respectively.

But they are instead 110.05p and 115.13p, according to the RAC Fuel Watch data accurate to 19 April, around 12p and 9p more expensive than they should be.

This means those unable to work from home could be paying an extra £5 per tank based on the cost of the fuel.

Apr 21 15:36

British parents are among the most vehement anti-vaxxers in Europe — with one in 30 claiming they are 'opposed to absolutely all vaccines'

A survey of five European countries revealed that parents in Spain have the most positive feelings towards vaccination, while their French counterparts have the least.

However, Germany and the UK and had the greatest proportion of stringent anti-vaxxer parents — with over three times more than found in France, Italy or Spain.

Apr 21 05:31

UK Faces ‘Permanent Scarring’ to the Economy with Nearly 12 Million out of Work by the Summer

A report found that the economic fallout from the Chinese coronavirus pandemic will leave 11.7 million Britons out of work by the summer, as the Treasury warns that the national lockdown will have a permanent impact on the economy.

Analysis conducted by the Reason Foundation, an independent think tank, found that an estimated 8.3 million people may be furloughed from work under the coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, up from the three million initially assumed by the Treasury. An additional 3.4 million people are expected to be unemployed during the second quarter of this year.

Apr 21 05:23

The Queen praises 'everlasting friendship' between Britain and China

The Queen described President Xi Jinping’s State visit to Britain as a “defining moment” in the future of Sino-UK relations

Apr 20 17:15

Britain 'could be forced to pay for EU coronavirus scheme' if Brexit deadline extended

Extending the Brexit transition period could mean the UK has to pay out for the EU’s response to the coronavirus crisis, it has been revealed.

The government refused earlier this week to seek an extension from the EU citing fears it could leave the UK liable to “pay more into the EU in future”.

A source told The Sunday Telegraph, however, that the decision was partly based on a concern that the EU will demand "massive" payments to help deal with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Apr 20 10:26

A Quarter of UK Jobs to Be Lost During Coronavirus Lockdown, Study Predicts

The United Kingdom is facing a potentially dire economic crash due to the continued national lockdown, implemented to enforce social distancing amid the coronavirus crisis. Unemployment figures could be facing up to a 70% rise in certain sectors.

Unemployment figures could rise by 6.5 million due to the economic crash resulting from the UK’s coronavirus lockdown measures, a new study has revealed on Saturday.

In the research, released by the University of Essex's Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER), leading professors outline the impact on jobs on a sector-by-sector basis, concluding that the UK could see job losses equalling roughly a quarter of total jobs, with some sectors expected to suffer more than a 50% headcount decline.

Apr 20 05:28

Coronavirus lockdown puts nearly 12 MILLION Britons out of work: Firms have furloughed or laid off a third of country's employees, shock report finds

More than 11 million Britons have been furloughed or left unemployed by the economic shutdown due to coronavirus.

Shocking new figures reveal that nearly a third of British workers have been affected by the downturn that has seen many businesses shuttered and employees unable to work.

The lockdown is pushing many firms to the brink of collapse, with one report warning today that up to 11.7million people could be furloughed or left jobless in the three months to the end of June.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is facing mounting pressure to boost his business bailout so that the Government increases its guarantee on loans to struggling firms to 100 per cent.

Apr 20 05:28

Pubs across the UK could be shut until Christmas as Michael Gove warns the venues will be 'among the last' to see the government's restrictions lifted

Pubs across the UK could remain closed until Christmas as the country continues to control the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The possible lockdown extension on the popular venues comes after cabinet minister Michael Gove warned that pubs and restaurants in the nation would be 'among the last' to see the restrictions placed upon them relaxed.

The move comes as another 596 coronavirus deaths were today announced in the UK - bringing the total number of people who have died from the virus in the country to 16,060.

Apr 19 08:01

Concord Hymn By Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sung at the Completion of the Battle Monument, July 4, 1837

By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood
And fired the shot heard round the world.

The foe long since in silence slept;
Alike the conqueror silent sleeps;
And Time the ruined bridge has swept
Down the dark stream which seaward creeps......

Apr 19 06:28

Coronavirus COVID-19 vaccine trials could be done by mid-August, says UK government official

a senior member of UK government’s coronavirus vaccine taskforce, said on Saturday (April 18) that trials for a coronavirus COVID-19 vaccine could be completed by mid-August.
Talking to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. Bell said that human test trials for coronavirus vaccine had begun at Oxford University this week. He, however, asserted that
that “the real question” was not over the availablity of the vaccine but the concern is over its effectiveness against the deadly virus.

Apr 18 03:28

REPEAT ::: What NO ONE is Saying About The Corona Crisis!

From 04/15/2020 ~ There are a thousand hacking at the branches of this pandemic panic to one striking at the root. Join James Corbett on the streets of Japan as he strikes at the root of the pandemic problem that we are being presented with. Will you accept or reject the new governing principle of society? WATCH | LISTEN. Links at source; Read the COMMENTS. Distribute Widely.

Apr 17 08:04

Britain 'paid £16m' for two million coronavirus antibody tests from China that DON'T WORK as officials now scramble to try to get the money back

Britain paid two Chinese companies an estimated £16 million for two million coronavirus antibody tests which officials then found were not accurate enough to be rolled out.

The UK, along with every other country in the world, is still trying to find a test which can be mass produced which shows if someone has had the disease and now has immunity to it.

Apr 17 08:00

A cure worse than the disease: UK lockdown could cause 150,000 ‘avoidable’ deaths, MORE than the virus it’s meant to stop

The shocking estimate, first reported in the Financial Times and the Spectator magazine, was presented to UK government ministers by scientists who had modelled the likely effects of the restrictions.

The cause of the non-Covid deaths will be varied, from cancer sufferers and other seriously ill people not getting treatment, from people avoiding going to hospitals (visits to accident and emergency units are down by a third), from an increase in suicides among depressed people forced to self-isolate and from the effects of increased domestic abuse.

Asked about the 150,000-deaths estimate, the UK’s Health Secretary Matt Hancock sought to play it down, describing it as “not part of our internal analysis.” But Mr Hancock will not be able to give the figure the brush-off for long, as each passing week reveals more clues as to the detrimental effects caused by the unprecedented lockdowns.

Apr 16 18:17

Sitting on park bench for too long could be breaking lockdown rules

People who sit on park benches for too long are likely to be breaking coronavirus lockdown rules, police have been told.

Guidance issued to forces in England also indicates people should not be working from nearby parks rather than their home.

But those who need a "cooling-off" period after rows at home can move between households if they leave for several days, according to the advice given to officers.

It comes after some 3,203 fines were handed out by police in England between March 27 and April 13 to those considered to be flouting the rules.

Apr 16 13:15

UK: Disabled Man Gets Police Visit Because Neighbor Offered to Cut His Grass

A disabled man in the UK received a police visit because his neighbor offered to cut his grass during the coronavirus lockdown.

Yes, really.

63-year-old Adrian Rimington said his friend visited to offer the good deed but that after he left, two Derbyshire Police officers knocked on his door.

“One said ‘we’ve had a report from someone that your gardener entered your house in order to plug in your lawnmower’,” said Rimington.

Rimington denied that his neighbor had entered the house, saying the lawnmower cable was handed to him through a window.

Despite Rimington attempting to clear up the situation, the officers then visited his neighbor’s house and threatened the good samaritan with a fine if he repeated the behavior.

Apr 14 14:15

Just 19 patients treated over Easter weekend at 4,000-bed NHS Nightingale hospital in London

The new 4,000-bed temporary NHS Nightingale hospital in East London treated just 19 patients over the Easter weekend, it has emerged.

Leaked data shows the tiny handful of patients were treated at the massive overflow facility as intensive care capacity at existing London hospitals never went above 80 per cent.

It comes as an NHS chief in the North East of England predicted the Nightingale hospital under construction there is unlikely to be needed.

Apr 14 13:58

UK Labour’s new leader Keir Starmer loses his scalp on day one

Stuart Littlewood highlight Labour Keir Starmer’s groveling attitude towards Britain’s foremost Zionist body and a key Israel stooge, the Board of Deputies of British Jews, which has spent three years undermining the party and its then leader, Jeremy Corbyn.>>

Apr 14 04:02

Praying for defeat: Labour insiders accused of wrecking Corbyn campaign in leaked report

The Labour party has launched an “urgent investigation” into a leaked internal report on antisemitism, which has revealed evidence of factionalism and alleged sabotage that took place during Jeremy Corbyn's four-year tenure as party leader.

The 860-page report found evidence of a “hyper-factional atmosphere” at the party’s headquarters with regards to Corbyn, who was replaced by former shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer as party leader earlier this month.

In a joint statement with his deputy leader Angela Rayner, Starmer said on Monday that the investigation will look at the circumstances in which the report was commissioned as well as the “wider culture and practices referred to in the report”.

“We have seen a copy of an apparently internal report about the work of the Labour Party’s Governance and Legal Unit in relation to antisemitism. The content and the release of the report into the public domain raise a number of matters of serious concern," the statement said.

Apr 13 18:27

Post-mortems no longer required for those who die of coronavirus in Scotland

Normally, patients who die in hospital have a post-mortem to establish beyond doubt the cause of death.

But with hundreds of coronavirus deaths daily in the UK, the burden on hospital mortuaries and pathologists would become impossible to manage.

Scotland’s most eminent pathologist, Tony Busuttil, emeritus professor of forensic medicine at Edinburgh University, said: “Without post-mortems, we can’t really say for sure what has gone on and why the patient has died and if we are to combat the new virus, we first have to understand its effects.”

Apr 13 09:18

‘The UK is dead’: Near-unanimous disgust after British police threaten to ‘appear from shadows’ to bust rural picnics

Central Bedfordshire police have triggered an avalanche of social media scorn after warning residents that their scenic picnics would be ambushed by eagle-eyed law enforcement tasked with supervising Covid-19 lockdown measures.

The police force, which serves a rural area of eastern England, took to Twitter to announce that they would be on the prowl for unruly locals trying to enjoy the nice weather outside.

“If you think that by going for a picnic in a rural location no one will find you, don’t be surprised if an officer appears from the shadows! We are covering the whole county,” they wrote, including a photograph illustrating the discreet nature of their personnel.

Apr 12 18:37

NHS hospitals try treating Covid-19 with Hydroxychloroquine, anti-malaria drug hotly debated following Trump support

Coronavirus patients at two UK hospitals are reportedly now receiving hydroxychloroquine treatment. The drug, touted by US President Donald Trump as a “game changer,” quickly came under scrutiny from his political opponents.

According to a report published on Sunday in the Telegraph, Covid-19 patients at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in London and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital are being treated with hydroxychloroquine, an antimalarial drug first developed in the 1950s.

Apr 12 07:25

Lung deaths well BELOW average during CV crisis

The Office of National Statistics provides total weekly deaths in England and Wales. We previously looked at the 5% DROP in overall deaths since the CV scare started in mid-January. Those making the decision on the Spring Equinox to lock down Britain, would have seen these figures.
The ONS provides weekly average values using the previous five years’ data, that is how the comparison is made.
Just below these weekly figures, there are what the ONS calls “deaths where the underlying cause was respiratory disease” and let’s do exactly the same for these figures –

Apr 11 06:21

Belmarsh ‘barely functioning’: Assange tells friend Covid-19 is raging through British prison

Julian Assange has revealed to a friend the harrowing details of his life in Belmarsh. WikiLeaks founder is still confined at the UK maximum security prison, despite it being stricken with the novel coronavirus.

Covid-19 has spread around Belmarsh to such an extent that the prison is “barely functioning” any more at all, British freelance video journalist Vaughan Smith has revealed in a Facebook post, after talking with Assange by phone.

As many as 150 prison staff members have been forced into self-isolation as they might have contracted the coronavirus, Smith said. The prison admitted in mid-March that the disease already reached it premises and even reported one coronavirus-linked inmate death.

Apr 11 06:10

Suicides In England Soar To Record Levels With 1,400 Recorded In Three Months

The number of people taking their own lives in England has jumped more than a quarter in two years, according to provisional figures collated by the Office of National Statistics. The data compares the final three months of 2019 with the same period of 2017. It shows that there were 1,413 deaths attributed to suicide recorded during that time, Daily Mail reported.

Apr 10 08:34

Dad told he can't sit in own front garden in latest absurd crackdown by police officers

SOUTH YORKSHIRE POLICE have been forced to apologise after a man was scolded by a police officer, who claimed the father was not allowed to sit in his own front garden, amid concerns of disproportionate police actions during the coronavirus lockdown.

Apr 10 04:45

British Science Journal Apologizes For Associating Coronavirus with China, Urges to 'Stop Stigma'

In 2015, the World Health Organization came up with new guidelines for naming the newly discovered diseases in order to minimize offense to the cultural, social, national, regional or other groups.

British scientific journal "Nature" has apologized for associating the novel coronavirus with Wuhan and China, stating that "coronavirus stigma must stop - now".

"It would be tragic if stigma, fuelled by the coronavirus, led Asia’s young people to retreat from international campuses, curtailing their own education, reducing their own and others’ opportunities and leaving research worse off — just when the world is relying on it to find a way out", Nature said in an article.

Apr 09 18:12

Splashing the cash? Anger as UK MPs to get £10,000 extra for ‘working from home’ expenses (but no pay rise for nurses)

News that UK MPs have been offered an extra £10,000 for “working from home” expenses ignited a firestorm of anger on social media as regular workers now out of jobs get by on measly benefits and nurses struggle on low salaries.

The beefed-up expenses budget can be used to buy equipment “such as laptops and printers” for MPs and their staff and to help cover “additional electricity, heating and phone bills,” the Times reported on Thursday. Rules around providing timely evidence for expenses claims were also temporarily relaxed.

The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) told MPs that the new measures will provide them “the resources and flexibility to concentrate on your parliamentary duties and support your staff” during the Covid-19 crisis.

Apr 09 04:47

Coronavirus spread in UK is a ‘crime’ as NHS had 4 years to prepare for pandemic – John Pilger

Award-winning journalist John Pilger has revealed that the NHS staged an exercise in London in 2016 which proved it was unable to cope with a pandemic like Covid-19, but its findings were suppressed.

Speaking to RT’s Going Underground, Pilger said that back in 2016, the UK government ran a drill in London that showed the health service was incapable of dealing with an outbreak.

Apr 08 10:13

U.K. Says Millions of Coronavirus Test Kits Bought From China Are Unreliable for Most Patients

The British government will seek refunds for millions of coronavirus test kits purchased from China, after a study of the products found them to be unreliable for use with most patients.

Professor John Bell, coordinator of coronavirus testing for Public Health England, said Monday that the antibody tests are not reliable when used on any patients who do not qualify as severely ill—i.e. most people being tested.

Apr 08 07:52

A Zionist attack on free speech

Lawrence Davidson highlights the Zionist lobbies’ abuse of the law through false “anti-Semitism” slurs to silence criticism of Israel, and he calls for a change in the law, especially in the United States, to facilitate retraction and compensation for purposeful falsehoods.>>

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