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Feb 01 06:21

LONDON POLICE MOVES FORWARD WITH FULL-TIME DEPLOYMENT OF FACIAL RECOGNITION TECH THAT CAN’T ACCURATELY RECOGNIZE FACES

The London Metropolitan Police sure loves its facial recognition tech. But it’s an unrequited love. The tech doesn’t appear to have done anything for the Met during its past deployments.

Documents obtained by Big Brother Watch in 2018 showed the Met’s deployments had rung up a 98% false positive rate in May of that year. Nothing improved as time went on. Subsequent documents showed a false positive rate of 100%. Every "match" was wrong. Not exactly the sort of thing you want to hear about tech capable of scanning 300 faces per second.

This followed an earlier report covering a test run by the South Wales Police at a handful of public events. In comparison, the South Wales tests were a success: a mere 92% of its matches were false positives.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When a technology has not matured to the point of being reliable, it is pathologically insane to deploy it until it is.

Jan 31 18:13

British Army and Royal Navy hit by support problems

arship and army equipment availability in the UK's Royal Navy and British Army has been hit by poor contractor performance, a shortage of spares, and a rising operating tempo, according to the country's Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) organisation.

In its annual report and accounts published on 29 January, DE&S said it had failed to meet key targets in its army and navy maintenance programmes in 2018-19.

"We failed to achieve the British Army sustainability target during the year and a demanding operational tempo was a significant contributing factor for the Navy Command support targets not being met," said the report.

Jan 31 11:41

Trump’s deal is bid to complete the evil “Plan Dalet”

Stuart Littlewood argues that President Trump’s “deal of the century” fulfils the thoroughly nasty “Plan Dalet” – the Zionists’ blueprint for the violent and murderous takeover of the Palestinian homeland. >>

Jan 31 09:24

EU Vice President Orders British Flags Removed From Parliament After Rousing Farage Brexit Speech

EU Vice-President Mairead McGuinness cut off Nigel Farage’s mic and ordered British flags to be removed from the European Parliament in a moment that was emblematic of why the UK voted to leave in the first place.

Jan 31 09:01

Brexit scam emails you shouldn't open at any cost

Scammers are never slow to use world events to try to deceive us and the Brexit result in the EU referendum is no exception to that rule.

The latest con sees an email arrive in your inbox with some variation on the subject line: ‘Brexit causes historic market drop’.

Open the email and inside there are links supposedly taking you to articles that explain the market turmoil and how you can avoid it.

Instead, your computer is infected with malware that criminals can use to spy on your internet activity and steal your personal and financial data.

Jan 30 13:51

Meh! Those pesky EU safety standards were a drag: Pompeo says Brexit will be ‘fantastic’ for the US

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has suggested that Brexit will be “fantastic” for America, because it means the UK can finally do away with all those inconvenient EU trade regulations and standards.

Speaking at an event in London on Thursday alongside British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, Pompeo claimed the UK exiting the bloc on Friday would reduce barriers to trade between the two Western allies.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But will this "relaxation" of standards result in less safe products for the people of both the US and the UK?!?

I understand that there can be "regulation overkill"; but I would really like to know that the products from the UK will be safe for people in this country, with such de-regulation going on?

Jan 30 13:29

Israeli rogue regime cuts medical lifeline to remote Palestinian villagers – again

Stuart Littlewood highlights yet another Israeli crime – depriving Palestinian villagers of medical assistance – and the UK’s complicity in Israel’s crimes and its double standards towards the rogue entity and the occupied Palestinians. >>

Jan 30 12:13

Furious Wonga customers attack collapsed pay-day lender discovering they will only get 5% of compensation owed to them after they were mis-sold loans

The firm collapsed in 2018 and nearly 400,000 eligible claims were lodged against the lender.

Wonga's administrators, Grant Thornton, said they would be paying all unsecured creditors 4.3 per cent of their agreed claim over the next four weeks.

But many former customers have hit back at the firm, with one claiming they had been offered just £535 from £12,417 redress.

Jan 29 10:58

British carbon tax has led to a 93 per cent drop in coal-fired electricity since 2013 — but has added around £39 to annual household bills, study finds

Experts from the University of Cambridge and University College London (UCL) also found that the tax increased household electricity bills by £39 on average in 2018.

This is believed to have collected around £740 million for Her Majesty's Treasury.

Jan 28 16:17

Angry Trump Now Helpless to Stop Huawei’s Stunning Victory: This Week Everything Changes

The diplomatic spat between Washington and London continues to spiral us into unknown territory this weekend, with the news that even President Trump’s personal plea to Prime Minister Johnson on Friday evening has not pulled the U.K. back from the brink of its decision to allow Chinese tech giant Huawei into its 5G network.

Jan 27 11:30

Employers must crack down on sports chat in the workplace because it 'excludes women and encourages laddish behaviour', management expert claims

Sports chat at work should be discouraged because it excludes women - and if 'unchecked' can be a 'gateway' to 'laddish banter' including men bragging about sexual conquests, the female head of a major business body claimed today.

Jan 27 11:25

Brexit One Week From Now!

Jan 26 17:33

America launches last-ditch bid to halt Huawei deal amid fears the tech agreement between UK and China is already 'done'

America has launched a last-ditch attempt to stop Boris Johnson giving the green light for Huawei to help build Britain’s 5G network.

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo, who will fly here this week, said the UK faced a ‘momentous decision’.

Piling on the pressure, he warned that Tory MP Tom Tugendhat was right to say that ‘only nations able to protect their data will be sovereign’.

Jan 26 17:28

Not the change they want! Leading Remainers say they will REFUSE to 'use or accept' new commemorative Brexit 50p coin and will DEMAND 'two 20p pieces and a 10p' instead in shops

Approximately three million of the coins are due to begin entering circulation on Friday as part of efforts to formally mark the UK's departure from the European Union.

The coins, bearing the words 'peace, prosperity and friendship with all nations' as well as the Brexit date of January 31, 2020, have sparked a furious backlash among pro-EU campaigners.

Lord Adonis, a Labour peer who has consistently fought to reverse Brexit, tweeted: 'I am never using or accepting this coin.'

Meanwhile, Alastair Campbell, Tony Blair's former spin doctor, echoed a similar sentiment as he said he will ask shops for alternatives to the coin if he is handed one in the future.

Jan 26 17:19

Smart motorways ARE death traps and the Government was misled over their safety says minister who introduced them as full review is announced

The government is set to overhaul the smart motorway network after revealing 38 people have been killed on them in the last five years and MPs were misled over their safety.

Former minister, Sir Mike Penning, who approved the expansion of the scheme, claims the government was misled over the safety of taking away the hard shoulder on stretches of motorway during a trial in 2010.

Four people were killed on a section of the M1 in just 10 months after being hit by traffic in a busy lane that used to be a hard shoulder.

On one section of the M25 near misses have increased 20-fold since the hard shoulder was taken away, BBC Panorama has revealed.

Smart motorways do not have a hard shoulder and drivers who break down can be trapped in the speeding traffic.

Jan 26 11:11

Funding crisis stops referrals to veterans' mental health charity

A mental health charity for military veterans is no longer able to take on new cases in England or Wales because of a funding crisis.

Combat Stress said its income has fallen from £16m to £10m in this financial year partly because of a cut in its NHS funding support, and said the decision to turn down new cases had been taken “with great sadness”.

The charity said that until 2018 it got more than £3m a year from NHS England, but that 90% of its funding now came from public donations. Combat Stress still gets more than £1m from NHS Scotland and will continue to take on new cases there and in Northern Ireland.

Jan 26 11:06

BBC 'rules out' return of Little Britain after 15 years because its much-loved characters would be too 'OFFENSIVE' for today's woke viewers

It comes after show co-creator David Walliams, 48, insisted the comedy series would be returning.

However a source has said that the show 'just won't happen' on the BBC because of controversial characters, according to the Sunday Express.

The source added: 'They're all really offensive now. Just think of them - The Only Gay in the Village, Andy in the Wheelchair, and the 'blacked up' character.'

Jan 26 09:29

Assange moved out of solitary in UK prison

Now that he is in General Population let us hope that someone doesn't murder him.

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been moved out of solitary confinement in a British prison after a series of petitions by his legal team and fellow inmates, his organisation says.

The Australian has been held almost incommunicado with severe restrictions on his access to visitors in Belmarsh prison near London since April as he awaits his US extradition trial set to start on February 24.

Jan 24 22:26

Why did the NHS let me change sex? Star witness in court battle against clinic that fast-tracked her gender change aged 16 reveals what happened when she made a cry for help

She says she has been contacted by 'hundreds of young adults' — some only 19 or 20 — who claim the treatment has not solved their problems.

Yet, demand for gender identity treatment is growing. More than 13,500 people are on waiting lists, according to BBC research earlier this month.

The Government has also launched an inquiry into the explosion in the number of children wanting to change sex.

In 2009/10, 40 girls under 18 were referred to doctors for gender treatment in England.

By 2017/18, the number had soared to 1,806. Over the same period, annual referrals for boys increased from 57 to 713.

Jan 24 18:19

Article 13: UK will not implement EU copyright law

Universities and Science Minister Chris Skidmore has said that the UK will not implement the EU Copyright Directive after the country leaves the EU.

Several companies have criticised the law, which would hold them accountable for not removing copyrighted content uploaded by users, if it is passed.

EU member states have until 7 June 2021 to implement the new reforms, but the UK will have left the EU by then.

The UK was among 19 nations that initially supported the law.

That was in its final European Council vote in April 2019.

Jan 24 06:26

Post-Brexit Britain Eyes New Forceful Role In Asia

Authored by David Hutt via AsiaTimes.com,

When Britain leaves the European Union (EU) later this month, it will be free to chart its own independent course in foreign affairs and fulfill years of promises to build a truly “global Britain.”

That will likely entail a historic realignment of its foreign policy interests from the Middle East and Africa to the “Indo-Pacific,” one of the three “primary centers of the global economy and political influence”, after North America and Europe, according to the United Kingdom’s last National Security Capability Review published in March 2018.

The Indo-Pacific is currently home to most of the world’s largest and fastest growing economies, as well as the center of US-China geopolitical competition, which isn’t likely to dampen down anytime soon.

Jan 23 12:46

HPV vaccine 'will almost eradicate the risk of cervical cancer for young women', UK Government says... but researchers say the evidence is 'insufficient'

A new study says past research has over-estimated how effective the jab is because it's too soon to record actual cervical cancer rates.

But a statement from Public Health England says real-world data shows HPV infections have dropped from 15 per cent to fewer than two per cent in 10 years.

HPV causes almost all cases of cervical cancer and many experts believe that by stopping it spreading they will be able to all but wipe out the disease in England.

Separate statistics released today, however, show the number of women being diagnosed with cervical cancer has risen sharply in the years since the jab was introduced.

Jan 23 12:40

Putin Calls for a New System Guided by the UN Charter… But Is It Possible?

Putin is obviously in the bankers hip pocket if he wants The UN to be a global government. Russia still has a central bank controlled by the international bankers. He is a big promoter of the holocaust story. And like Trump he is hooked up with Chabad and Israel.

After speaking about Russia’s vision for internal improvements, Putin shifted towards the international arena saying:

“I am convinced that it is high time for a serious and direct discussion about the basic principles of a stable world order and the most acute problems that humanity is facing. It is necessary to show political will, wisdom and courage. The time demands an awareness of our shared responsibility and real actions.”

Jan 22 11:38

US threatens trade war with Britain over digital tax for US tech giants: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin warns of tariffs on UK car makers after Sajid Javid pledges to target Google and Facebook

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Donald Trump will personally heap pressure on Boris Johnson to drop the proposed levy as Sajid Javid insisted it will go ahead.

Mr Javid said the digital services tax will be introduced from April but will only be a temporary measure until an international agreement is in place on how to deal with big online companies like Google and Facebook.

But Mr Mnuchin was clear the White House remains ardently against the move as he hinted retaliatory tariffs could be imposed on the UK's car industry if the tax is rolled out.

Jan 21 10:22

'I was very convincing': Academic who detransitioned four years after living as Rachel says he was 'hurtled through the system' and would never have changed gender if he was assessed properly by therapists

He started exploring the idea of changing his gender after the death of his third child and the breakdown of his second marriage, buying illegal hormones off the Internet in 2014.

Just a few weeks later he was in what he calls the 'NHS gender identity machine' and was being fast tracked through a process that usually takes years.

He flew to Thailand to have operations to remove his testicles and reconstruct his face to look more like 'Rachel' and less like Richard.

But when he returned to the UK and the Health Service offered him surgery to fully transition, he started to doubt everything.

He says he soon realised he was 'using gender transition to escape his past' and claims he regrets his operations 'every day'.

Speaking on Victoria Derbyshire today, he said: 'For the sake of the nation's sanity, we first need to explore if something else is going on before people transition.'

Jan 20 14:24

Prince Harry has a new job as a Prince Harry look-alike in Canada.

His new boss told us, “There’s a lot of attention on Prince Harry at the moment. With that attention then demand for a Prince Harry look-alike increases. We’d had several applications but nobody that looked right. Then Prince Harry turned up and he was perfect. He can do the voice and everything. We’re sure he’ll be a success.”

Jan 20 12:14

Is free speech now dead in the UK’s Labour Party?

Stuart Littlewood looks at how Labour Party leadership hopefuls have embraced the Tory pro-Israel “Board of Deputies of British Jews’” pledges of obedience and invites those hopefuls – and the Board of Deputies – to sign up to the “Eleven Red Lines” of anti-Palestinianism. >>

Jan 18 20:44

UK’s Prince Harry & Meghan to lose titles & funds, repay millions spent for renovation as they ‘exit’ royal family duties

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are to lose their HRH titles and public funding, as they opt for “a more independent life,” Buckingham Palace has said, adding they are no longer “working members of the Royal Family.”

Jan 16 22:10

Minsters warned Britain's electricity network needs URGENT upgrade to cope with increased demand from electric cars or risk future blackouts

With pure-electric passenger car registrations rising by 144 per cent in 2019 and due to soar in the coming years, the Electric Vehicle Energy Task Force claims the national grid will crumble under increased demand for power.

It warned ministers who commissioned the report that without a 'smart charging' infrastructure in place, there is a real risk of blackouts across the country in the future - similar to those that left 1million Britons without power in August.

Jan 15 19:20

Chemicals in tap water 'may cause 5% of all bladder cancer cases in Europe' as scientists find the UK has one of the highest rates of contamination

Researchers have linked drinking, showering and bathing in the water to more than 6,500 cases of the disease in 26 countries across the continent.

They estimate 1,356 bladder cancer diagnoses in Britain since 2005 were caused by contaminated water, making up a fifth of all cases in the EU.

Long-term exposure to a group of chemicals called trihalomethanes (THMs) is thought to be the cause.

The chemicals, shown to be carcinogenic in animal studies, are formed as an unintended byproduct when water is disinfected with chlorine at supply plants.

Jan 15 19:18

Britain failed to tell EU countries about 75,000 crimes 'including rapes and murders' committed here by foreigners and then covered up the scandal for fear of damaging UK reputation abroad

The error went undetected for five years, during which one in three alerts on offenders which would have been sent from the police national computer to EU authorities were not delivered - potentially including rape and murder cases.

This means dangerous foreign offenders once released from prison could return to their home countries without local authorities being aware of their presence.

The blunder lead to an apparent cover up which was revealed in the minutes of an ACRO Criminal Records Office meeting obtained by the Guardian.

Jan 12 11:00

US/UK Dirty Hands Behind Weekend Protest in Tehran?

If Macaire was involved in inciting anti-government protests in Tehran, likely in cahoots with the Trump regime, he could be declared persona non grata and expelled from the country.

US dirty hands were all over protests in Iran last November — responsible for violence, vandalism and chaos for days until put down.

Tactics included shootings, Molotov cocktail bombings, arson, and other vandalism against state facilities, barricades of burning tires and/or rubbish, blocking roads, and other hostile actions.

What happened was straight from the CIA/MI6/Mossad playbook. Saturday’s student protest in Tehran had similar fingerprints all over it.

Jan 10 13:55

What’s behind the West’s hatred of Iran?

Stuart Littlewood argues that if Britain and the US had played fair and allowed the Iranians to determine their own future instead of using economic terrorism to bring the country to its knees, Iran might have been “the only democracy in the Middle East” today.>>

Jan 10 10:33

Now the truth emerges: how the US fuelled the rise of Isis in Syria and Iraq

The war on terror, that campaign without end launched 14 years ago by George Bush, is tying itself up in ever more grotesque contortions. On Monday the trial in London of a Swedish man, Bherlin Gildo, accused of terrorism in Syria, collapsed after it became clear British intelligence had been arming the same rebel groups the defendant was charged with supporting.

The prosecution abandoned the case, apparently to avoid embarrassing the intelligence services. The defence argued that going ahead with the trial would have been an “affront to justice” when there was plenty of evidence the British state was itself providing “extensive support” to the armed Syrian opposition.

Jan 10 08:24

History is made as MPs FINALLY formally approve Brexit deal by 330 to 231 after three years of bitter wrangling and deadlock

The historic EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill cleared the Commons this afternoon - despite Labour opposition - as MPs gave the draft legislation its third reading by 330 votes to 231, a majority of 99.

It is the final major Commons hurdle which the so-called WAB had to navigate and it will now head to the House of Lords next week for further scrutiny before the UK leaves the EU on January 31.

Remainer peers are expected to table a wave of amendments but ministers are confident that the Lords will eventually bow to the will of the elected House.

Jan 09 12:36

Corbyn’s scaremongering DASHED: Chlorinated chicken will be made illegal vow Tories

Chlorine-washed chicken and hormone-treated beef will not be allowed as part of any trade deal formed with the UK post-Brexit, Mr Johnson’s Government has revealed to the BBC, which puts an end to Mr Corbyn’s claims it would be part of the deal pursued between the Tory leader and US President Donald Trump.

Jan 08 21:03

NHS use of puberty blockers legal challenge begins

Papers have been lodged at the High Court by a mother and a nurse against the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust, which runs the UK's only gender-identity development service (Gids).

Lawyers will argue it is illegal to prescribe the drugs, as children cannot give informed consent to the treatment.

The Tavistock said it had a "cautious and considered" approach to treatment.

The nurse, Sue Evans, left the Gids more than a decade ago after becoming increasingly concerned teenagers who wanted to transition to a different gender were being given the puberty blockers without adequate assessments and psychological work.

Since then, she says, even younger children are being given the drugs, which block the hormones that lead to puberty-related changes including periods and facial hair.

The number of young people referred to the Gids rose from 678 in 2014-15 to 2,590 in the past year.

Jan 08 20:49

'Worst year for retail in 25 years' says trade body

Retail sales fell for the first time in 25 years last year, according to the leading UK retail industry body.

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) said total sales fell 0.1%, marking the first annual sales decline since 1995.

Sale in November and December were particularly weak, falling 0.9%, the BRC said.

A separate report from Barclaycard found a rise in consumer confidence had failed to boost festive spending.

Jan 08 00:23

An Empire Self-Destructs

Empires are built through the creation or acquisition of wealth. The Roman Empire came about through the productivity of its people and its subsequent acquisition of wealth from those that it invaded. The Spanish Empire began with productivity and expanded through the use of its large armada of ships, looting the New World of its gold. The British Empire began through localized productivity and grew through its creation of colonies worldwide—colonies that it exploited, bringing the wealth back to England to make it the wealthiest country in the world.

Jan 06 21:09

ITV’s Dancing on Ice debut beats Doctor Who episode 2 in ratings battle

The second part of Doctor Who’s series 12 opener might have gone down well enough with critics – but it failed to attract a sizeable audience, drawing in just 4.6 million viewers.

This is down 300,000 from the series premiere on New Year’s Day, and represents the lowest overnight ratings figures for the current Doctor Who team of Chris Chibnall and Jodie Whittaker.

Jan 06 17:36

Psychiatric nurse launches legal action against NHS Tavistock clinic that offers 'experimental' puberty-blocking drugs to children 'as young as nine' who want to change gender

A landmark case to stop the NHS from prescribing 'experimental' puberty blockers to children who wish to undergo gender reassignment will be taken to the High Court.

Former psychiatric nurse Susan Evans, 62, who previously worked for the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, became increasingly concerned that young children were being given 'experimental treatment' without what she believed were adequate assessments.

Now, lawyers acting for Ms Evans will lodge papers at the High Court this week in order to commence legal action against the trust which runs the UK's only gender identity development service (GIDS) in North London.

Jan 06 08:50

FTSE 100 bosses will have earned an average annual wage by 5pm TONIGHT, study reveals

Chief executives of FTSE 100 companies were paid on average £3.46million in 2018, or the equivalent of £901.30 an hour, while full-time workers took home £29,559 a year on average.

The marked disparity was found by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and think-tank the High Pay Centre. Companies in the FTSE 100 include Lloyds bank, Barclays Group and Tesco.

Jan 05 13:25

History of U.S. Intervention in Iran - 1953 Until Present

This video is a basic overview of U.S. imperialism toward Iran that began at the behest of the British Government and big oil interests including British Petroleum also recently known as BP.

The United States' own CIA led it's first coup to overthrow a foreign leader against Mohammad Mosaddegh in 1953, The U.S. has suffered "Blowback: ever since, all the while the supposed leaders in Washington continue to demonize Iran's leaders on flimsy grounds as more pretense to continued Middle East war and occupation by the U.S.

Study those who actually vote against getting the U.S. into wars based on false pretense.

Jan 05 11:47

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vj6HFjkRhs0

Must See US-Iran Relations Quick Timeline From 1953- [MFV !]This video is a basic overview of U.S. imperialism toward Iran that began at the behest of the British Government and big oil interests including British Petroleum also recently known as BP.

The United States' own CIA led it's first coup to overthrow a foreign leader against Mohammad Mosaddegh in 1953, The U.S. has suffered "Blowback: ever since, all the while the supposed leaders in Washington continue to demonize Iran's leaders on flimsy grounds as more pretense to continued Middle East war and occupation by the U.S.

Jan 05 09:29

American Airstrike in Iraq Is a War Crime – An Illegal Act of War

Without an iota of international authority, discussion or attempted consensus the US President Trump ordered the killing of a hugely popular Iranian General and an Iraqi military leader in Iraq. While travelling in vehicles near to Baghdad airport these individuals were blown to smithereens by a deadly airstrike and instead of international condemnation of this act of terrorism, a war crime, we have the Western media and their political stooges refusing to condemn the US while calling for restraint from Iran. What utter cowardice and hypocrisy!

Jan 03 19:30

Operation Ajax (1953)

Operation Ajax (1953) (officially TP-AJAX) was an covert operation by the United States CIA in collaborating with the Pahlavi dynasty, to overthrow the elected government of Iran and Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh and consolidate the power of Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi.

Operation Ajax Summary

Jan 03 09:00

Doctors in the UK are resigning left and right over transgender lunacy targeting innocent children

The U.K.’s Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS), which is run by the Tavistock Clinic and the Portman NHS (National Health Service) Foundation Trust, has reportedly seen a 30-fold increase in the number of patients it now sees compared to just 10 years ago. What this suggests is that more children than ever before are being approved for transgender “therapy” by a complicit medical system with no concern for their well-being.

Rather than try to counsel these children out of their mental illnesses, the NHS appears to be telling pretty much all of them that cutting off their genitals and taking cross-sex hormones is safe, effective and beneficial for their well-being – which is why a growing number of doctors has had enough.

Jan 02 16:29

British Army fury as UN imposes gender quotas - 'It should be about who's best for role!'

At least 250 soldiers are expected to join the UN peacekeeping force helping France to contain the deadly jihadi threat in the Sahel region of Africa.

Drawn from the Light Dragoons and 2nd Battalion Royal Anglian Regiment, the contingent currently includes six female soldiers, attached to medical, logistical and military police sections.

But a new UN directive for peacekeeping operations lays down quotas for the number of female soldiers deployed.

And last night senior officers expressed their frustration as they face having to include at least another 12 female soldiers for next year’s deployment while planning for what is anticipated to be a ”highly kinetic” operation - a euphemism for active warfare.

Jan 02 11:00

Army urges youngsters lacking confidence to sign up

The size of Britain's armed forces fell for a ninth consecutive year last year.

The appeal is the latest in a series, launched in January each year.

Dec 31 13:07

Elite Schools Reject British Philanthropist's $1.3M Donation to Help Underprivileged White Boys

Rapper Stormzy had no issue setting up a similar fund to help only black students last year.

Dec 31 12:54

Will Civil Partnership guarantee the same long term misery as marriage?

From today you can either get married, or have a ‘Civil Partnership.’ But the public are curious to see if the fancy new name will still ensure long term unhappiness.

The good news is that marriage experts believe that civil partners will still be able to feel the same misery, regret, and suffocation as married couples.

Dec 30 14:16

72 Killed Resisting Gun Confiscation in Boston

Boston – National Guard units seeking to confiscate a cache of recently banned assault weapons were ambushed by elements of a Para-military extremist faction. Military and law enforcement sources estimate that 72 were killed and more than 200 injured before government forces were compelled to withdraw.

Speaking after the clash, Massachusetts Governor Thomas Gage declared that the extremist faction, which was made up of local citizens, has links to the radical right-wing tax protest movement.

Gage blamed the extremists for recent incidents of vandalism directed against internal revenue offices. The governor, who described the group’s organizers as “criminals,” issued an executive order authorizing the summary arrest of any individual who has interfered with the government’s efforts to secure law and order.

Dec 29 20:27

EU warning: Harold Macmillan's chilling prediction about the future of the bloc revealed

In a 2019 talk for Yale University, Vernon Bogdanor, one of Britain’s most famed constitutional experts claimed Mr Macmillan, who at the time was Housing Minister, chillingly predicted that Europe was going to transform into a fully-fledged federal state even before Britain joined the bloc.

Mr Bogdanor said: “In March 1953, Macmillan asked the Cabinet: ‘Are we really sure that we want to see a sixth power federal Europe with a common army, a common iron and steel industry, ending in a common currency and monetary policy?

“‘If such a federal state comes into being, will it be in the long run be in our interests whether as an island or as an imperial power?’

“‘Will not Germany ultimately control this state?’

“And may have we not created the very situation in Europe to prevent which in every century since the Elizabethan age we have fought long and bitter wars?’”

Dec 29 18:41

High Street's worst year in quarter of a century: Shops shed 2,700 jobs a WEEK in 2019 as 16,000 stores shut their doors for good

High streets suffered the loss of 2,700 jobs and 300 store closures every week in 2019.

It has proved the worst year in a quarter of a century, according to the Centre for Retail Research.

Its analysts said 143,128 employees were laid off and 16,073 shops shut their doors for good.

Dec 29 06:06

MEDIA’S DEAFENING SILENCE ON LATEST WIKILEAKS DROPS IS ITS OWN SCANDAL

WikiLeaks has published yet another set of leaked internal documents from within the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) adding even more material to the mountain of evidence that we’ve been lied to about an alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma, Syria last year which resulted in airstrikes upon that nation from the US, UK and France.

This new WikiLeaks drop includes an email from the OPCW Chief of Cabinet Sebastien Braha (who is reportedly so detested by organisation inspectors that they code named him “Voldemort”) throwing a fit over the Ian Henderson Engineering Assessment which found that the Douma incident was likely a staged event. Braha is seen ordering OPCW staff to “remove all traces, if any, of its delivery/storage/whatever” from the organisation’s secure registry.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is painfully apparent, that truth is of no use and value to those presstitutes in the west, when that truth does not "sell an agenda to legitimize more war."

At this point in the 21st century, I fully expect my government to lie to me, to attempt to make these hegemonic wars appear to be the normal course of events which, I as a loyal American, should support, but as a Christian pacifist activist, morally and spiritually, cannot, and will not.

War, in my world, is an absolute catastrophic failure of imagination, by those in the Bowels of Power in the US government, that they can find no other ways in which to achieve their geopolitical agendas.

And it is rarely children of the monied or powerful, who wind up coming home with physical or emotional traumas which cannot heal, or in a cheaply made coffin, topped by a US flag, made in China; it's the kids, relatives, and friends of the rest of us, who bear that fate.

And I will predict something here; I don't know if this will happen in 2020 or beyond that time-frame; I think that a draft is coming back in this country, because our troop strength has been very stretched with these intense deployments around the world.

And this time, the US government, will be coming for our daughters, as well as for our sons.

Dec 27 09:01

Some UK universities will be handing out first-class degrees to every one of their students by 2030 if grade inflation continues

Universities minister Chris Skidmore, responding to the findings, said the 'increasing and unexplained' number of first class degrees is 'undermining the faith in our world-leading universities'.

Tom Richmond, who has advised government education ministers and is the director of the EDSK think-tank, said: 'If it becomes a case of 'top prizes for all' then the degree classification could, regrettably, become meaningless.'

Dec 27 08:51

MI6 building plans go missing: Construction giant Balfour Beatty is sacked from refurbishment of Secret Service headquarters after major security breach saw layout and alarm details lost

A top construction firm was sacked from its refurbishment of the MI6 headquarters after a major security breach, it was reported last night.

Balfour Beatty was axed from the project after more than 100 blueprints outlining layouts and alarm systems went missing from the home of the Secret Intelligence Service.

The building, at Vauxhall Cross in south London, is famed for its appearance in several James Bond films.

Access to the sensitive papers was limited to supervisors and there were approximately 40 staff sub-contracted to the project, The Sun reported.

So serious was the security lapse that when the alarm was raised staff workers were not allowed to leave.

Dec 24 08:11

MI5 GIVEN THE GO-AHEAD TO ALLOW INFORMANTS TO COMMIT CRIMES

HUMAN rights campaigners today vowed to appeal against a “knife-edge” divided tribunal ruling which allowed MI5 to continue authorising informants to commit serious criminal offences.

Privacy International, Reprieve, the Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ) and the Pat Finucane Centre took legal action against the government over a policy the groups claim “purports to permit agents to participate in crime” potentially including murder, kidnap and torture.

The campaign groups said the policy effectively “immunises criminal conduct from prosecution” and asked the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) to declare the policy unlawful and grant an injunction to restrain further conduct.

But the tribunal today ruled the policy lawful by a 3-2 majority.

Reprieve director Maya Foa said: “The IPT’s knife-edge judgment, with unprecedented published dissenting opinions, shows just how dubious the government’s secret policy is.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So let me get this straight: UK intelligence agents are now formally authorized to commit torture, if they deem it necessary to extract life-saving information, and there will be no lawful repercussions for having done this.

I have to wonder just how far they are going to have to "grandfather" this protection in for people in intelligence work, who have already been accused of this kind of behaviour.

But the big, ugly question here is timing; why now?!?

What sort of "horrible, hideous international incident" is the British and/or US going to throw at us this time, to distract us from what is going and for when is this being planned?!?

I would politely suggest, that the timing of this ruling is anything but accidental.

Dec 23 16:59

Revealed: Police are accused of wasting £1.5MILLION on electric cars that they admit are useless for catching criminals because they 'can't go fast enough or far enough without a battery change'

Forces around the country have bought at least 448 environmentally-friendly vehicles to help them meet green energy targets.

But almost all of the cars and vans are being used in non-emergency situations or by chiefs to get to work.

Official police reports conceded that electric vehicles cannot meet the demands of urgent response or pursuit driving. They take too long to charge up to be ready for 999 calls and could run out of battery before a shift ends.

Dec 23 14:30

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson flies the Israeli flag over Number 10

Stuart Littlewood shows how Britain’s newly elected Prime Minister Boris Johnson has lost no time in scheduling laws that would guarantee Israel impunity for its crimes, and has stuffed his cabinet with Israel pimps and flag wavers.>>

Dec 23 06:43

Queen's Speech: Is the UK moving closer to Israel under Boris with new 'anti-BDS law'?

After the usual display of pomp and pageantry that marks the annual Queen's Speech on Thursday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson outlined his government's plans for the coming year.

Among the priorities announced by the government was planned legislation aimed at curbing the activities of the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, a grassroots pro-Palestine campaign that has taken university campuses and trade unions by storm across the UK and beyond.

"We will stop public institutions from imposing their own approach or views about international relations, through preventing boycotts, divestment or sanctions campaigns against foreign countries and those who trade with them," a government briefing on the Queen's Speech said on Thursday.

"The UK Government is responsible for foreign relations and determining the best way to interact with its international neighbours... Public institutions should not be pursuing their own foreign policy agenda with public money."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

THIS, from the country which gave the world the Magna Carta?!?

I'm gobsmacked, at the audacity of such potential legislation, where freedom of speech is curtailed when you are criticising the actions of a country, not a faith tradition per se.

To conflate the two, that the Jewish religion is the same as the Israeli government, is walking down a terribly dangerous road, in terms of where such legislation may lead; think, "Thought Police", from the Tom Cruz blockbuster, "Minority Report"; it is sometimes terrifying to see how quickly science fiction melds its way into science fact.

I would like to suggest that criticising the government of Israel, when it does something morally wrong, (particularly against Palestinians) is something which should be done, in the most logical, fact-based way possible; but to say that "boycotts have legitimized antisemitism" is an outright lie.

BDS only hurts wallets, and is a completely peaceful way of focusing attention on negative actions by the Israeli government and its agencies.

Dec 21 12:03

RIP Corbyn: A sad case of political suicide

Stuart Littlewood reflects on the UK Labour Party’s election defeat, examining the Brexit fiasco, the party’s unrealistic manifesto, Corbyn’s failure to confront Israel’s assets and flag wavers, and his big missed opportunity – breaking from Labour and forming his own party.>>

Dec 21 09:37

NHS will start prescribing its first cannabis-based medicine for epilepsy in just three weeks after health bosses 'fast-track' funding

The NHS will start prescribing its first cannabis medicine for epilepsy in less than three weeks' time, it has announced.

Health bosses have officially confirmed the drug combination Epidyolex with clobazam will be available on prescription from January 6 in England.

The drug has been hailed as a game-changer for children with severe epilepsy and studies suggest it can cut seizure numbers by up to 40 per cent.

Some 2,000 patients could be eligible for the medicine, which costs a staggering £850 for a single 100ml bottle, although the NHS will pay a secretive lower price.

Dec 20 12:03

EU citizens should worry about what Johnson left out of his second Queen’s Speech

Queen’s Speeches are like London buses: there’s none for years and then two turn up at once - and the comparison between October’s speech and today’s should worry EU citizens living in Britain.

A week after newly re-elected Tory Prime Minister Boris Johnson secured a Labour Party-destroying majority, he has drawn up and handed his revamped plans to the Queen to read out at the opening of (yet another) Parliament, as is the tradition. Quite an annoying tradition for her, because she only did this for Johnson a couple of months ago, and it’s fair to say little progress has been made.

It’s hard to know whether she finds the whole process dull or laborious, because the Queen reads like a well-bred automaton who’s seeing the words for the first time. Presumably this is so she doesn’t let slip any political leanings that may influence events. I think, however, we can safely assume she would vote Conservative.

Dec 20 11:52

The beginning of the end of the United Kingdom

Thursday was a busy news day, what with Trump’s impeachment and the Queen’s speech in Westminster, but another item given less coverage in UK mainstream media was arguably more significant than anything else making the headlines. Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s speech, formally asking the UK Prime Minister to transfer the powers to hold a referendum on independence from Westminster to the Scottish parliament, may well go down in history as the beginning of the end of the United Kingdom.

Dec 20 11:30

Is the UK government set to define the boycott of Israel as 'antisemitic'?

One of the first bills to be introduced by Britain’s new Conservative government will reportedly stop "local authorities from boycotting individual companies", a move described as targeting the Palestinian-led boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement.

The Conservative Party election manifesto did indeed pledge to “ban public bodies from imposing their own direct or indirect boycotts, disinvestment or sanctions campaigns against foreign countries”, on the grounds that such moves “undermine community cohesion”.

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