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Mar 05 09:31

Tusk warns of ‘hostile foreign meddling’ in European Parliament elections in May

European Council President Donald Tusk warned on Tuesday of the risk of hostile foreign meddling in European Parliament elections in May. He also urged for a swift start to the “European renaissance” that France’s Emmanuel Macron had called for, Reuters reports. “There are external anti-European forces which are seeking – openly or secretly – to influence the democratic choices of the Europeans,” Tusk said, naming the ‘Leave’ result in Britain’s 2016 Brexit referendum as one such example.

Mar 05 09:30

BREXIT LIVE: EU nations facing ECONOMIC CRISIS in no deal - Brussels issued stern WARNING

The Bank of England has warned that families and businesses across the EU will have higher borrowing costs and financial turmoil as authorities have no prepare for a no-deal Brexit. This comes as Emmanuel Macron has sparked a vicious backlash for claiming Brexit was the result of an “irresponsible lie” and saying the situation represents the worst crisis since the Second World War. In the French president’s letter to the ‘Citizens of Europe’, published in a number of publications across the continent and in the UK, he said: “Who told the British people the truth about their post-Brexit future?"

Mar 05 09:30

Brexit plan REVEALED: May set to fly to Brussels Sunday to seal FINAL DEAL with Juncker

THERESA May is expected to make an eleventh hour trip to Brussels this weekend to finalise an updated Withdrawal Agreement, but furious Brexiteers have said the tight timetable does not leave them enough time to look over the deal.

Mar 04 21:06

Power bills shake-up will leave pensioners having to pay MORE... while rich families in large homes will SAVE cash

Millions of pensioners and poorer households face paying more for energy under a shake-up by the industry regulator.

The plans, which are being finalised by Ofgem after years of consultations, would change the way energy firms charge customers for the cost of sending gas and electricity to homes.

Instead of including these costs in the price per unit of energy that customers use, they will be split out into a ‘fixed charge’ per day that will appear on energy bills.

This daily fee will be averaged out so that every customer pays the same fixed cost per month, with their gas and electricity usage added on top.

As a result of loading these fixed costs on to bills, the poorest families who use the least energy are likely to pay more than they do today.

Bend over and spread 'em!

Mar 04 16:47

Labour Deputy Leader Tom Watson Demands Google Ban Tommy Robinson From YouTube

Labour Deputy Leader Tom Watson is furious Tommy Robinson's YouTube channel is exploding in popularity and he's demanding Google CEO Sundar Pichai ban him immediately.

Mar 04 16:00

Birmingham school stops LGBT lessons after parents protest

A primary school that taught pupils about homosexuality as part of a programme to challenge homophobia has stopped the lessons after hundreds of children were withdrawn by parents in protest.

Parkfield community school in Saltley, Birmingham, has been the scene of weekly protests over the lessons, which parents claim are promoting gay and transgender lifestyles.

Mar 04 12:13

Corbyn calls for UK to condemn Israel’s targeting of Palestinians

Head of the British Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn has called for the UK government to condemn Israel’s killing of Palestinians as well as to freeze arms sales to the occupation state.

His remarks came in the wake of a UN report which found that Israel might have committed war crimes against Palestinians.

On Twitter, Corbyn wrote: “The UN says Israel’s killings of demonstrators in Gaza – including children, paramedics and journalists – may constitute ‘war crimes or crimes against humanity’”.

“The UK government must unequivocally condemn the killings and freeze arms sales to Israel.”

The UN report, published earlier this week, said: “The Israeli security forces killed and maimed Palestinian demonstrators who did not pose an imminent threat of death or serious injury to others when they were shot, nor were they directly participating in hostilities,” adding that the protests had been “civilian in nature”.

Mar 03 10:21

ROYAL MESS: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Will Raise Their Baby as “Gender Fluid”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be raising their new baby as “gender fluid” and won’t impose any stereotypes on it, reported The Sun.
Meghan Markle, 37, is 7 months pregnant and recently told guests at her baby shower that she will be raising her child to be gender fluid.

People speculate that she will avoid dressing “Baby Sussex” in pink or blue clothing like others raising “theybies” — children who are not referred to as ‘he’ or ‘she.’

Friends who posted pictures from Markle’s baby shower to social media used the hashtag #Girl suggesting she will be giving birth to a girl this Spring.

Parents raising “gender fluid” babies are all a part of a Marxist movement to turn societal norms upside down.

Mar 03 09:53

Labour’s McCarthyism

Another one bites the dust.

Left-wing MP Chris Williamson is the latest prominent Labour figure to be thrown to the wolves.

On Thursday he was suspended from the party for an unspecified “pattern of behaviour.”

This comes after a long campaign of incitement against Williamson by the Israel lobby.

It began in the summer of 2017, after he accurately, and bravely, stuck his neck out and condemned “lies and dirty tricks” around the “anti-Semitism smears”.

“Many people in the Jewish community are appalled by what they see as the weaponization of anti-Semitism for political ends,” he told the Guardian.

Since then, along with Corbyn himself, Williamson has been Public Enemy Number One for the Israel lobby.

Mar 03 09:28

A View From The Brextanic

Longtime Automatic Earth friend Alexander Aston talks about finding himself at Oxford at a point in time when the British themselves appear overcome by a combo of utter confusion and deadly lethargy, and one can only imagine what it must be like for ‘foreigners’ residing in Albion, who face large potential changes to their lives and know there’s not a thing they can do about it, not even vote.

I like the observation that the entire British political system, the place where decisions are made, is the size of a small village. That’s a visual we can all relate to. It’s a physical limit as well as a mental one. I’m all for sovereignty and self-determination, but how’s that going to work if you can’t even see the boundaries of your own territory?

Guys, it’s 4 weeks to D-Day today. How about we call off the landing, get a few pints instead, and talk? First round’s on me.

Mar 02 13:32

Britain’s witchfinders are ready to burn Jeremy Corbyn

Jonathan Cook analyses the campaign of Blairites and Israel lobbyists to destroy Jeremy Corbyn and create a safe space for hardline Zionists. This, he says, will inevitably require that Labour become a hostile environment for those engaged in all anti-racism battles. >>

Mar 02 10:12

US ambassador says Britain should embrace American farming methods such as chlorinated chicken

The EU is a “museum of agriculture”, the US ambassador to Britain has said, as he urged the UK to embrace American farming methods to seal a transatlantic trade deal.

Writing in The Telegraph, Woody Johnson says US practices such as chlorine-washing chicken and feeding growth hormones to cattle are “the future of farming” while the EU’s “traditionalist approach” belongs in the past.

Mar 02 08:27

UK citizens who fight in Israeli army should be prosecuted, Baroness Warsi says

British citizens who volunteer for the Israeli army should be prosecuted like others who fight for foreign forces, according to Baroness Warsi.

The former Senior Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs said people should only be legally allowed to fight for the state they are a citizen of.

It is currently possible for anyone to join the Israel Defence Force (IDF) through the “Mahal” program if they meet specific background and age requirements.

Mar 01 14:06

MEANWHILE IN LONDON...

Pretty crazy video just tweeted by Katie Hopkins...

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Mar 01 11:10

The Witchfinders are now Ready to Burn Corbyn

“McCarthyism” is a word thrown around a lot nowadays, and in the process its true meaning – and horror – has been increasingly obscured.

McCarthyism is not just the hounding of someone because their views are unpopular. It is the creation by the powerful of a perfect, self-rationalising system of incrimination – denying the victim a voice, even in their own defence. It presents the accused as an enemy so dangerous, their ideas so corrupting, that they must be silenced from the outset. Their only chance of rehabilitation is prostration before their accusers and utter repentance.

McCarthyism, in other words, is the modern political parallel of the witch hunt.

Mar 01 10:35

British Jewish organisation critical of Israel forced to cancel documentary screening

In what looks like the next chapter in the ongoing row over alleged antisemitism within the Labour Party, a British Jewish organisation critical of Israel has been forced to cancel the screening of a controversial documentary in the House of Commons. The film explores the background to the allegations and was due to be screened next month.

Labour MP Chris Williamson booked a room in parliament to screen the film about the suspended Jewish Labour activist Jackie Walker, although the screening was organised by Jewish Voice for Labour (JVL), a network for Jewish members of the Labour Party. The group has backed party leader Jeremy Corbyn during the row over antisemitism, which started on his election as leader in 2015.

Mar 01 10:32

Corbyn calls for ISIS girl to return to UK - but McDonnell wanted Israel fighters BANNED

JEREMY Corbyn’s right-hand man John McDonnell has said Briton who fight for Israel should be automatically stripped of their citizenship - despite the Labour leader calling on the Government to let ISIS bride Shamima Begum back into the UK.

Mar 01 10:29

BBC Question Time audience brilliantly PROVE why second Brexit referendum will NOT work

Speaking on BBC’s Question Time, German comedian Henning Wehn used the audience to prove his point that a second Brexit referendum would not deliver another decisive result. Mr Wehn claimed the BBC audience represented the views of the whole of the UK, as he joked about the Brexit debate on the show. He said: “I quite like the whole scenario of what is going on because it is highly entertaining.

“We haven’t had a dull moment since. Every morning you wake up, instantly turn on the radio, has anyone resigned? Have we still got a government? Is anyone saying anything about bananas being too straight or too bendy? Or is there some arch-Remainer going ‘oh if there is a no deal Brexit there will never, ever be another plane taking off from British soil'.

“For me, with the referendum, I would have personally preferred if it was best of seven.”

Mar 01 10:20

UK Defence Ministry Set to Reopen Five Military Bases Due to Skripal Poisoning

The UK Ministry of Defence has planned to cancel five military base closures due to a "clear-eyed assessment of the rapidly changing threats" following the Salisbury Novichok "attacks", UK defence minister Tobias Ellwood announced on Thursday.

The news was announced in a joint press release from UK defence minister Tobias Ellwood MP and UK defence secretary Gavin Williamson CBE MP, which details the UK government's five-year plan to update 33 key military sites across the UK.

Mar 01 10:14

Concern over food safety as US seeks greater access to UK markets

The US has outlined its objectives for a post-Brexit trade deal with the UK, demanding greater access to the food markets where products such as chlorinated chicken or hormone-fed beef are banned under EU rules.

The US laid out its aims for a trade deal to cut tariff and non-tariff barriers for US industrial and agricultural goods and reduce regulatory differences.

The Trump administration is seeking to eliminate or reduce barriers for US agricultural products and secure duty-free access for industrial goods.

Feb 28 21:38

'They should wait until they've sorted out Brexit!' Fury as MPs are handed a £2,000 pay rise in April as expenses watchdog hikes their basic salary 2.7 per cent to £79,468

A £2,000-a--year pay rise for MPs sparked a furious backlash last night.

The inflation-busting 2.7 per cent increase, which was announced by the Whitehall quango in charge of pay and expenses, will take basic annual salaries to nearly £80,000.

It means MPs have seen their wages go up by more than 20 per cent in the past seven years.

The announcement provoked fury as critics said politicians should not get more money until they had sorted out Brexit.

Feb 28 11:15

UK Rejects International Court of Justice Opinion on the Chagos Islands 317

In parliament, Alan Duncan for the government has just rejected yesterday’s stunning result at the International Court of Justice, where British occupation of the Chagos Islands was found unlawful by a majority of 13 to 1, with all the judges from EU countries amongst those finding against the UK.

This represents a serious escalation in the UK’s rejection of multilateralism and international law and a move towards joining the US model of exceptionalism, standing outside the rule of international law. As such, it is arguably the most significant foreign policy development for generations. In the Iraq war, while Britain launched war without UN Security Council authority, it did so on a tenuous argument that it had Security Council authority from earlier resolutions. The UK was therefore not outright rejecting the international system. On Chagos it is now simply denying the authority of the International Court of Justice; this is utterly unprecedented.

Feb 28 09:43

BREXIT LIVE: George Eustice QUITS over Brexit delay - Minister savages dishonourable EU

THERESA May has been handed another Brexit blow after influential minister George Eustice resigned over opposing a possible extension to Article 50.

The agriculture minister took a swipe at the Prime Minister’s handling of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union stating “parliament is now in direct control”. The Tory MP indicated the motions passed this week in the Commons meant the EU would now be “dictating the terms” of negotiations and the country was now in danger of being “humiliated”.

Feb 28 09:04

Israel’s ‘racist’ Nation-State Law condemned in Westminster

Israel’s Jewish Nation-State Law was condemned as “racist” at a seminar held in the Palace of Westminster yesterday by EuroPal Forum whose chairman, Zaher Birawi, described the legislation as “racist”. The law was ratified by the Knesset in July last year.

Hosted by British Labour MP Andy Slaughter and chaired by journalist and researcher Nasim Ahmed, the seminar brought together individuals from the legal, diplomatic and public policy fields. The intention was to elucidate a more nuanced understanding of the Nation-State Law while also communicating the various steps that could be taken by the international community to challenge Israel’s violations of international law. The “Basic Law: Israel as the Nation-State of the Jewish People” has been criticised widely, described by Palestinians and members of the international community alike as both discriminatory and verging on apartheid.

Feb 28 08:44

Hezbollah Becomes Theresa May’s Latest Scapegoat In her Battle for Political Survival

Having lost considerable influence in Europe and other parts of the world over the chaotic Brexit process, Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May is seeking to gain leverage by boxing-in Hezbollah. British politics under the Conservative government not only appears to have lost the plot, but many may not be faulted if they also ask whether May has lost her marbles as well.

Lebanon’s Hezbollah, it has been announced by Home Secretary Sajid Javid, is henceforth to be designated as a “terrorist organization” in its entirety. To date, Britain has only designated the armed wing of the group. The reason given for this move is plainly ridiculous and alludes to why many wonder if Britain has run into a cul-de-sac of its own making. According to Javid, he decided to proscribe Hezbollah because it is “continuing in its attempts to destabilize the fragile situation in the Middle East.”

Feb 27 18:28

Farage ‘DISGUSTED’ at vile ’KNIFE to their THROATS’ Brexit comment from EX-EU President

The LBC host Nigel Farage was furious with the controversial statement from ex-EU president Herman Van Rompuy, who claimed the EU had a knife held to the throat of the UK. Mr Farage expressed his disgust at the comment and questioned why any Remainers would want to be part of a union where politicians speak so ill of a nation.

Feb 27 18:26

UK WILL PAY: German businesses to OVERCHARGE Brits after Brexit 'why should WE suffer?'

GERMAN businesses have hatched plans to charge British consumers higher prices in order to make up for potential Brexit-related losses, it has been revealed.

A leading industrial lobby, which is based in the region around car giant Volkswagen’s headquarters, is leading a charge for “price adjustments” to cover the costs of exporting to Britain in event of a no-deal Brexit. Smaller firms are also following the lead after Lueneburg Chamber of Commerce published “five Brexit tips”, which includes charging Britons more to cover potential customs duties. The plans have been pushed out to over 10,000 people as part of an effort to prepare businesses near Hamburg for a hard Brexit

Feb 27 11:44

Why politics is dead

?With both left and right emptied of their ideological and political relevance, left and right have been reduced into mere forms of identification with zero political or ideological relevance. The left is reduced to an 'LGBT call' and the right is driven by 'White nationalism'; both are quintessentially tribal, anti-universal and hardly attractive to most people...">>

Feb 27 09:46

The EU27 are far less prepared for no-deal Brexit than you’d think

As 29 March gets nearer and Theresa May tries to get a Brexit deal through parliament, preparations for no deal continue in both London and mainland Europe. It’s been well-documented that the UK government’s preparations haven’t been optimal, and many British companies aren’t really prepared for no deal. However, on the other side of the Channel, things aren’t going all that well either.

Here is an overview of the EU27’s no-deal plans:

Feb 27 09:21

Nuclear Weapons: Who Has What at a Glance

At the dawn of the nuclear age, the United States hoped to maintain a monopoly on its new weapon, but the secrets and the technology for making nuclear weapons soon spread. The United States conducted its first nuclear test explosion in July 1945 and dropped two atomic bombs on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945. Just four years later, the Soviet Union conducted its first nuclear test explosion. The United Kingdom (1952), France (1960), and China (1964) followed. Seeking to prevent the nuclear weapon ranks from expanding further, the United States and other like-minded states negotiated the nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) in 1968 and the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) in 1996.

Feb 27 09:01

Higher food prices, an extra £13bn in costs for 240,000 businesses and huge passport queues: Government releases damning no deal Brexit report just hours after May insists UK can 'make a success out of crashing out without a deal'

The Government admitted 200,000 firms that trade with the EU are not ready for a no deal Brexit tonight in a damning report with just 31 days to exit day.

The study from the Brexit department also found citizens are ignoring no deal warnings and failing to make sure they are ready for a no deal.

It said no deal would cause delays at the border - potentially meaning shortages and prices rises for some food, particularly fresh produce not in season in Britain.

The report warns panic buying could fuel shortages in foods that are shipped across the Channel.

Ahead of the publication of tonight's report Theresa May admitted it would be an 'honest assessment' of the 'serious challenges' facing Britain after no deal.

But she told MPs: 'I believe that if we have to, we will ultimately make a success of a No Deal.'

Feb 27 09:00

BEST FOR BRITAIN BEGGING CEOS FOR £500,000 OF CORPORATE ‘DARK MONEY’ TO STOP BREXIT

Guido can reveal that the hardcore anti-Brexit campaign founded by Gina Miller, Best for Britain, have been sending around a begging letter in the name of arch-elitist Lord Malloch-Brown to various FTSE CEOs in the hope of raising a staggering £500,000 in the next two weeks. You read that right – half a million pounds in two weeks.

Best for Britain describe how “generous support, both corporate and individual” has got them this far, enabling them to use “fact-based advocacy” to show how “views have been shifting across the country”, while “promot[ing] truthful common sense analysis of the issues” and funding “a range of smaller organisations across the country ensuring a wide range of voices have been heard in this debate”. Who could they possibly mean?

Feb 27 08:56

UK-Israel trade deal reveals a dismal picture of post-Brexit foreign policy

Despite serious concerns about Israel’s human rights record, the UK government rushed to make the agreement one of its first priorities

Feb 27 08:53

Israeli Interference in British Politics: Targeted against Corbyn

Asa Winstanley discusses the coordinated incitement campaign against critical voices in the UK. On the same day that the Israeli lobby attacked Congresswoman Ilhan Omar in the U.S, British right-wing activists launched an attack on Human Rights Watch, and later on Jeremy Corbyn.

Feb 27 08:23

UK PARLIAMENT VOTES TO BAN ALL BRANCHES OF HEZBOLLAH

The United Kingdom’s House of Commons voted on Tuesday night to ban all wings of Hezbollah due to its destabilizing influence in the Middle East, classing the movement as a terrorist organization.

The UK Labour Party allowed its MPs freedom to vote their conscience stating that there is “not sufficient evidence” that the organization meets proscription criteria and accusing the home secretary of taking the decision based on his “leadership ambitions.”

Feb 27 07:47

Israel lobby funders back breakaway British MPs

A multi-millionaire pro-Israel lobbyist is funding the UK Parliament’s new Independent Group, it was revealed this week.

Others are likely to follow.

David Garrard told newspapers he had already donated to the MPs who broke away from the opposition Labour Party and the ruling Conservative Party.

The Independent Group is expected to eventually register as a party.

Garrard has for many years been a major financial backer of Labour Friends of Israel, a front group for the Israeli embassy, and was recently appointed to its board.

Prior to left-wing Palestine solidarity activist Jeremy Corbyn becoming party leader in 2015, Garrard donated almost $2 million to Labour under former leaders Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and Ed Miliband.

Feb 26 18:39

Nearly 90% of Britons feel UK leadership spurns public – poll

Sky Data’s yearly ‘State of the Nation’ poll, published Tuesday, highlights some troubling trends in British society’s self-perception. Those who conducted the poll hoped to “shed light on the mood of the nation” ahead of the UK’s exit from the European Union, and what they found out was anything but encouraging.

When participants were asked whether they feel their political leaders care about people “like them,” a whopping 87 percent of respondents marked either not very much, or not at all. Interestingly, people across all age groups, political allegiances and regions responded with fairly consistent cynicism regarding their politicians’ motivations for public service.

Feb 26 10:20

University suspends student Ukip member, 19, who sparked outrage by saying the NHS should not be free to immigrants and complained about the 'Islamisation' of Britain during class discussions

A student who claimed the NHS should not be free to immigrants and lamented about the 'Islamisation' of Britain has been kicked out of his university.

Sebastian Walsh expressed his controversial opinions during class seminars and the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) decided to suspend him after they received several complaints about his behaviour.

Feb 26 10:08

Up to 100 ‘British’ Children Born to Islamic State Brides in Syria

There are as many as 100 children born to Islamic State brides in Syria who can claim British citizenship, according to sources speaking to The Telegraph.
The newspaper also reports that 150 women and girls left the UK to left to join the terrorist death cult in Syria, with almost all marrying jihadist fighters and giving birth.

The report comes as the British government last week stripped female Islamic State member Shamima Begum of her British citizenship — but indicated that the citizenship status of her son, born in a Syrian refugee camp to the Bangladeshi national and fathered by Dutch Muslim convert and convicted terrorist Yago Riedijk, would be unaffected.

Feb 26 09:24

Brexit SHAME: May risks Brexiteers FURY as she 'plans to rule out NO DEAL TODAY'

THERESA May is set to risk infuriating Brexiteers by ruling out a no-deal Brexit on March 29 if Parliament does not sign off on her deal, it has emerged.

This means Brexit would likely be delayed unless Parliament signs off on the agreement. Cabinet ministers opposed to a hard Brexit had reportedly threatened to resign unless Mrs May made the concession. It comes as the Labour Party said it could back a second referendum on the UK’s EU membership.

Feb 26 08:50

Israel welcomes UK decision to blacklist Hezbollah

Israel yesterday welcomed the British decision to blacklist the Lebanese Shia group Hezbollah, calling for all EU member states to follow suite, the Anadolu Agency reported.

“Thank you to the UK and my friend @sajidjavid for deciding to designate all of #Hezbollah as a terrorist group. All who truly wish to combat terror must reject the fake distinction between “military” & “political” wings. Now is the time for the #EU to follow suit!” Israeli Minister of Public Security and Strategic Affairs Gilad Erdan wrote on Twitter.

Feb 26 08:08

BRITAIN'S BEASTING UK weather forecast – Freezing ‘radiation’ fog to hit TONIGHT in -10C blast before SNOW next week

THE UK will be hit by freezing radiation fog in an Icelandic blast tonight with temperatures of -10C forecast.

As the ice cold weather continues the sub-zero temperatures are going nowhere and we could even see snow next week.

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Feb 26 08:06

HEZBOLLAH BAN IS WIN FOR BLAIR

The official Labour Party position was that Corbyn’s friends should not be banned, on the basis of a specious argument that the political wing is not connected to the military wing. Tony Blair’s Institute has been lobbying hard for a UK ban on the Iranian-backed terrorists Hezbollah. Entirely coincidentally the former Tony Blair got paid $12 million by Iran’s bitter rivals and his own client, the Saudi regime. Fancy that…

Feb 26 08:04

Grenfell scapegoats and the invisible Gilets Jaunes

The incineration of the poorest people in Britain at a location surrounded by some of the richest real estate in Europe was a tale of morality worthy of Charles Dickens himself. The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea was rolling in so much cash, it gave rebates in council tax to some of the world’s richest people. Yet the same borough was the not-so-proud owner of social housing like Grenfell Tower. On June 14, 2017, not even two years ago, 72 people died in a building wrapped in combustible cladding. The smell of the smoke still lingers, along with much anger, and there are signs that a search for a scapegoat may be under way. It won’t be the scapegoat anyone would automatically assume, however

Feb 25 14:16

White heterosexual males face discrimination everywhere, man says after winning employment tribunal

A potential police recruit who was rejected from a force because he is white, male and heterosexual has said he believes many other men may have been similarly discriminated against.

An employment tribunal found Cheshire Police was guilty of discrimination against Matthew Furlong on the grounds of sexual orientation, race and gender after his application to join was unsuccessful.

The 25-year-old particle physics graduate, who applied to be a constable in 2017, discovered he had been turned down because the force needed more diverse candidates.

“It has completely shattered my confidence in the police force recruitment system," he said.

"The irony of the whole thing is that throughout the whole process I was required to demonstrate my honesty and integrity and they have completely undermined that.

"Had I lied on my interview form and said I was bisexual, for instance, there's a strong possibility I would be working for Cheshire Police now based on a lie."

Feb 25 11:17

TV report: MI6 spy chief makes secret Israel trip amid new Iran nuclear activity

Britain’s MI6 intelligence chief secretly visited Israel this week for talks with his Israeli counterparts about concerns that Iran may be considering breaching the 2015 nuclear deal and attempting to break out to a nuclear weapons capability, Israeli television reported on Friday night.

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Actually, it is the US that breached the 2015 nuclear deal.

Feb 25 09:22

DELAY DISMAY Brexit ‘could be delayed until 2021’ to do away with need for Irish backstop

EU chiefs are drawing up a plan to delay Brexit until 2021 to do away with a need for any Irish backstop.

Under the latest thinking in Brussels, Britain’s 21 month transition period after exit day on March 29 would be scrapped for continuing membership instead.

Feb 25 08:39

Taxpayers picked up a £298m bill as redundancy payouts soared to a five-year high following a wave of insolvencies

Taxpayers picked up a £298 million bill for a wave of insolvencies last year, with payouts to redundant staff soaring to the highest level for five years.

The payout during 2018 represented a 31 per cent rise on a year earlier amid a downturn on the High Street which has seen thousands of shops closed.

According to property advisory firm Altus Group, the number of insolvencies in the retail sector jumped by 9.5 per cent while insolvencies at restaurants, pubs and bars were up by 17.9 per cent.

Feb 25 08:39

MI5 Worried Daesh Cells Will Be in Almost Every City Across UK - Reports

British intelligence services believe that terrorists could attempt to organise sleeper cells in London and Manchester, which have already been hit by deadly attacks, along with Birmingham and other areas with large Muslim populations, the Daily Star reported, citing sources.

A source told the Daily Star that people returning to the UK are "tough, possibly traumatised individuals who are effectively addicted to fighting" after surviving months and possibly years of war.

The UK's MI5 reportedly worries that hundreds of Daesh* supporters have set up groups determined on bringing terror to the streets of almost every British city.

"These individuals are not just going to give up the fight — waging jihad is their life. There will be a calm before the storm when they begin to recruit and organise, but the storm is coming", the Daily Stare quote the source as saying.

Feb 25 08:37

The City may thrive despite Brexit, but the rest of us won’t

An iron law of modern British government says that whatever London wants, London gets. On Monday, with no fuss or publicity, the Bank of England and a group of City interests reached an apparently boring deal in Paris with the European Security and Markets Authority. It follows a similar deal with the European commission last December. Both state, in effect, that, as far as the City is concerned, if there is a no-deal Brexit, Brexit did not happen. It was just play-acting by idiots down the road in Westminster.

Feb 25 08:02

UK to ban Hezbollah over attempts to 'destabilise' Middle East

Britain said on Monday it would ban Hezbollah, adding the Lebanese Shia group in its entirety to its list of banned terrorist organisations.

Hezbollah's armed wings, the External Security Organisation and the Jihad Council military wings. were already banned in 2001 and 2008 respectively.

Home Secretary Sajid Javid said in a statement on Monday that it was no longer tenable, however, to maintain that there was a distinction between the political and military sides of the group.

"Hezbollah is continuing in its attempts to destabilise the fragile situation in the Middle East – and we are no longer able to distinguish between their already banned military wing and the political party," Javid said.

"Because of this, I have taken the decision to proscribe the group in its entirety."

Feb 25 07:38

Controversial electric shock treatment for severe depression could cause permanent brain damage and ‘should be stopped’, leading expert warns

A review of ten NHS mental health trusts, carried out by Professor John Read from the University of East London, has revealed that one patient in three is given electroconvulsive therapy, or ECT, without their consent.

Prof Read’s Freedom of Information requests also showed a third of NHS trusts were failing to recognise adverse effects, which include long-term memory loss.

More than 5,000 British psychiatric patients receive ECT each year and in the wake of the findings, experts are now calling for a urgent review of the therapy, which they say offers no long-term benefits.

Feb 25 07:21

Rickets, gout and scurvy on the rise: Number of people hospitalised with 'Victorian' diseases surges by a 26% in a year

The number of people being hospitalised for the 'Victorian' diseases scurvy, rickets and gout has risen by a quarter in a single year.

NHS figures have revealed the old-fashioned illnesses, and vitamin D deficiencies, are on the rise and sending children as young as nine to hospital wards.

Vitamin D deficiency is the biggest problem of the four, the data shows, with the bone-weakening condition shooting up by 34 per cent in a year.

Feb 24 18:17

Major survey finds worms are rare or absent in 20% of fields

A comprehensive worm survey of farms in England has shown they are rare or absent in two out of five fields, reflecting widespread historical over-cultivation.

Feb 24 17:55

Brexit stitch-up: UK’s departure from EU could be DELAYED until 2021, EU sources REVEAL

BREXIT could be delayed until 2021 under outrageous new plans being plotted by senior European Union officials, it has emerged.

The EU are plotting to tell Theresa May if she doesn’t get her Brexit deal through Parliament and wants to delay Brexit, the UK will have to remain in the bloc until at least 2021. Three EU insiders said senior figures and governments are backing an extension of as much as 21 months beyond the current March 29 deadline. Officials on both sides now anticipate some form of extension as a way of avoiding a no-deal scenario.

Feb 24 12:36

Theresa May allowed GCHQ spy chief to resign for 'family reasons' after he helped PAEDOPHILE Catholic priest avoid jail - despite media being told he would be 'caring for a sick relative'

One of Britain’s top spy chiefs quit after it emerged that he helped a paedophile Catholic priest avoid jail, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.

Prime Minister Theresa May was last night accused of a cover-up over the scandal as she knew of GCHQ director Robert Hannigan’s connection to the child sex offender when he stood down in 2017.

At the time, Mr Hannigan had cited ‘family reasons’, with this crucial link kept secret.

The high-flying civil servant, who was lauded for his role in striking peace in Northern Ireland, stunned Whitehall with his exit after just two years in charge of GCHQ.

This newspaper has learned he stepped down after the National Crime Agency discovered that he helped a close family friend avoid a custodial sentence for possessing 174 child pornography images.

Feb 24 12:33

Classic car enthusiast gets a shock after finding two illegal immigrants inside his vintage vehicle while returning to Britain from a motor show in France

A classic car enthusiast 'worried for his life' when he found two illegal immigrants hiding in his vintage vehicle while returning to Britain from a motor show in France.

Michael Coatman, 64, discovered the stowaways in his 1926 Vauxhall 14/40 open tourer - one of which was fast asleep on the front seat.

Feb 24 09:25

Theresa May Facing Pressure To Quit Within Three Months

Tory MPs have already made their distaste for Prime Minister Theresa May abundantly clear: It's widely believed that she only survived an intra-party leadership challenge last year by promising to step down before the next general election (and even then, one in three Tory MPs still voted for her ouster). And with the UK inching ever-closer to a 'no deal' Brexit - to the horror of pretty. much everybody except the DUP and some ERG hardliners - it's looking increasingly likely that May won't manage to hang on to power much longer.

Feb 24 08:17

Gay & trans sex education to be taught to FIVE-YEAR-OLDS in UK & opting out is ILLEGAL

The UK Conservative government is set to announce plans for the introduction of lessons on homosexuality and transgenderism for primary school students, despite an official petition against the move, signed by over 100,000.

The Sunday Times reports that the new curriculum has been finalized after a six-month consultation with the Department of Education, and will be rolled out across UK schools starting from the 2020-21 educational year.

It will be taught to pupils from the age of five, and it will be illegal for parents to take their children out of the classroom for the lessons in secondary school, meaning that at least a term’s worth of sex education classes – and likely far more – will be attended by each student.

Feb 24 08:14

Khan’s London: Two Shot and Stabbed in Street Brawl, Teen Dies from Injuries

A teenager has died after he and another individual were attacked by a group armed with “at least one firearm, knives, and a samurai sword” in London.

The attack took place in the early evening on Friday, February 22nd, in Wood Green, north London, the Evening Standard reports.

An unnamed 19-year-old victim died from stab wounds around 3 a.m. in the early hours of the following morning, despite the best efforts of paramedics and hospital staff to save him, while the knife and gunshot injuries of a second male aged 20 are said to be “non-life-threatening”.

Feb 24 08:12

Queen to enjoy a rare 'secret' dinner with the US Ambassador in a move that could pave the way for a full state visit for US President Donald Trump

The Queen is set to enjoy a rare private dinner with the US Ambassador next month, in a move which could pave the way for a full state visit by US President Donald Trump.

The 92-year-old monarch will, unusually, dine with Robert ‘Woody’ Johnson at Winfield House, the imposing Regent’s Park residence of America’s leading official in the UK.

Buckingham Palace has not officially revealed details of the meeting and a spokeswoman for the Queen said yesterday that they would not comment on a ‘private’ engagement.

Feb 23 08:43

EU Expects UK PM May to Request Three-Month Delay of Brexit – Reports

Discussions between the EU and UK reportedly suggest May will ask for an extension to the two-year negotiating period if the British Parliament backs the Brexit deal but it isn’t signed off until an EU summit on March 21-22.

The EU sees this “technical extension” as an opportunity to give British Parliament time to pass necessary legislation related to its departure from the Union, as anything longer than three months would put the UK under pressure to take part in European elections on May 23-26, Bloomberg reported quoting an anonymous source.

Feb 23 08:43

If May Deal Fails: 100 Conservative MPs Set to Force Brexit Delay

UK lawmakers have united in a so-called Brexit Delivery Group, with a goal of preventing London's disorganised withdrawal from the European Union, The Daily Telegraph reported citing sources.

A group of 100 moderate Tory parliamentarians has warned British Prime Minister Theresa May that they are going to oppose the government she heads and force her to postpone Brexit if she cannot reach a deal with the EU that the British parliament would support, The Daily Telegraph reported late on 21 February citing a letter.

Feb 22 08:58

Theresa May ready for ‘howls of rage’ as no?deal Brexit tariffs are settled

Theresa May is braced for “howls of rage” as ministers finalise tariffs that would apply if there is no Brexit deal.

Liam Fox, the international trade secretary, wants a move to zero tariffs in as many areas as possible, but other ministers are demanding protection for producers, including farmers, who would struggle to compete with cheaper imports from outside the EU.

The row will come to a head this week after attempts by Mrs May to win concessions from the EU over the Irish backstop. Yesterday Jeremy Wright, the culture secretary, said that she may not seek to reopen the divorce deal, but that it could be amended by a codicil.

Feb 22 08:58

'A little like Marie Antoinette': Piers Morgan says the Queen will be concerned Meghan Markle's $500k baby shower rubs people's noses in her wealth

Piers Morgan has predicted what Queen Elizabeth II would think of Meghan Markle's New York baby shower this week, believed to have neared $500,000 in costs.

The DailyMail.com Editor-at-Large spoke to DailyMailTV from Los Angeles on Thursday, responding to a question about how the British monarch would react to the 5-day celebration.

His opinion was the opulent occasion 'would not play well' and would come across as 'ostentatious'.

Feb 21 20:08

Climate change: Ban gas grid for new homes 'in six years'

New homes should be banned from connecting to the gas grid within six years to tackle climate change, UK government advisers say.

Feb 21 10:49

"Consequences for NATO": Germany Rebuffs UK Call To Back Off Saudi Arms Freeze

Germany is feeling the pressure from western allies over its weapons exports freeze in the wake of the Saudi killing of Jamal Khashoggi, a freeze first announced in November, which included plans to reject any future export licences to Riyadh, but not previously approved deals.

German allies like the UK have lately implored the German government to soften its stance, noting the potential broader economic impact on Europe. British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt, currently in Berlin to discuss the terms of Brexit, reportedly wrote to the German foreign minister, Heiko Maas, in a private letter first revealed by Der Spiegel that UK defense companies would be hindered in contractual obligations related to Eurofighter Typhoon and the Tornado fighter jet delivery, namely to supply parts affected by the German arms freeze.

Feb 21 09:41

Independent Group: Could TONY BLAIR lead breakaway group?

ELEVEN MPs have joined the Independent Group from the Conservative and Labour parties and now all eyes are on who might next to jump ship - but could ex-Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair lead the centrist group?

Feb 21 09:41

Brexit LIVE: Chaos as UK to be blocked from MAJOR EU trade deals in event of no-deal

THE EU’s trade agreements with Japan, Algeria and Turkey will not automatically still apply to the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the Government has confirmed.

The revelation was made in the latest document released by Whitehall as the UK gears up its preparations to leave the Brussels trade bloc without a deal. The Government said it was “in the process of transitioning existing trade agreements of which the UK participates as a member of the European Union”. It is hoped a total of around 40 existing trade deals will roll over after March 29 in the event the Brexit deadlock is unable to be broken.

Feb 21 09:01

Anti-semitism is cover for a much deeper divide in Britain's Labour party

The announcement by seven MPs from the UK Labour Party on Monday that they were breaking away and creating a new parliamentary faction marked the biggest internal upheaval in a British political party in nearly 40 years, when the SDP split from Labour.

On Wednesday, they were joined by an eighth Labour MP, Joan Ryan, and three Conservative MPs. There are predictions more will follow.

With the UK teetering on the brink of crashing out of the European Union with no deal on Brexit, the founders of the so-called Independent Group made reference to their opposition to Brexit.

Feb 21 08:58

70 years after the Nakba: What if Wales had been offered to the Jews as a homeland?

On 2 November 1917, British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour sent a letter to Lord Walter Rothschild, a prominent Zionist, which became known as the Balfour Declaration.

In it, the British government promised Palestine to the Zionists - and did so without consulting Palestinians, British Jews, or the wider British population. While Palestinian Arabs at the time made up 90 per cent of the territory's 700,000 population, they were bizarrely only referred to as "existing non-Jewish communities". The letter also said "that nothing should be done to prejudice" their "civil and religious rights".

Feb 21 08:16

Joan Ryan, MP who fabricated anti-Semitism, quits Labour

Lawmaker Joan Ryan quit Labour on Tuesday, citing party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s supposed “demonization and delegitimization” of Israel.

Ryan is the leading member of Parliament in Labour Friends of Israel – an Israeli embassy front group.

She notoriously fabricated a charge of anti-Semitism against Labour member Jean Fitzpatrick at the UK opposition party’s 2016 annual conference.

Labour Friends of Israel was defiant on Tuesday night, insisting that Ryan would “remain in her position as our parliamentary chair” despite her departure from the Labour Party.

Feb 21 07:56

Scholar: London Risks Shooting Itself in the Foot By Blindly Following US Govt

British Defense Secretary argued that the UK should prepare to intervene against countries that "flout international law" such as Russia and China, backed up by new military technologies and capabilities.

This is not the first time the country has tried to intervene in these waters. London recently conducted its first joint drills with Washington in the South China Sea region.

Last October, British Royal Navy forces vowed they would assert their rights to navigate in the South China Sea despite China's provocation claims, the Financial Times reported.

As the former world power on which "the sun never sets," the UK has had to relinquish the seat of global hegemony to the US since the 20th century, albeit unwillingly.

Feb 21 07:55

UK has until mid-March to seal Brexit deal – EU diplomats

Britain has until mid-March to seal a deal with the European Union, diplomatic sources in the bloc said on Wednesday. Otherwise, it would be too late for the gathering of 28 national leaders later that month to approve it before Brexit day on March 29. “They have until March 10, maybe March 15 at the latest,” Reuters quoted one EU diplomat as saying.

Feb 21 07:48

Labour: Anti-Semitic or just resisting occupation? The war on Corbyn hots up

Stuart Littlewood highlights that the latest defections from the Labour Party – most recently by Joan Ryan, the MP who fabricated anti-Semitism at the party’s 2016 annual conference, is a desperate attempt by Israel’s stooges to shield it from growing criticism. >>

Feb 20 12:17

The Oligarchs Behind the “Humanitarian” Regime Change Network Push for UK Labour to Split

In light of recent news of UK Labour MPs leaving the party over Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership, this October 2018 investigation by Whitney Webb and Vanessa Beeley is more relevant than ever. Beeley and Webb uncover how influential oligarchs and the non-profits they fund pushed many of the very same MPs who have now left Labour to cut ties with the party.

Feb 20 11:34

How not to organise a split in a Party: Britain’s Macrons go Laurel and Hardy

Having laboured mightily for more than two years Labour’s Blairite wing brought forth a mouse – or a rat – depending on your point of view.

Just seven MPs announced their departure from Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party and though there may be others to come this was their first rank. And there lies the first problem.

Other than Chuka Umunna virtually nobody has ever heard of the new Independent Group of MPs who were quickly dubbed the ‘Seven Dwarfs’. One of the seven had to issue a humiliating public apology for a shocking racist blunder live on TV during an interview discussing...racism! And this was just the first hour. The rest of their first day didn’t go too much better.

Feb 20 09:50

TORY SPLIT: Soubry, Allen and Wollaston QUIT and launch savage attack on Hard Brexiteers

Prime Minister Theresa May is under renewed pressure after the three MPs announced they would be jumping ship, saying the country "deserved better" just hours before Prime Minister’s Questions. All three have campaigned for a second Brexit referendum alongside Labour rebels Chuka Umunna and Luciana Berger. Speaking for the first time since the bombshell announcement, ex-Tory MP Heidi Allen said Mrs May had been "bullied into submission" by the European Research Group of Conservatives and was "dragging the country and Parliament kicking and screaming to the edge of a no deal abyss."

Feb 19 11:56

Rats begin leaving the UK Labour ship — but how much of a health risk do they pose?

Stuart Littlewood says the seven Labour Party deserters – small fry compared to the Gang of Four of 1981 – are nothing without the party’s help and the party’s brand, but may “serve as a magnet for other malcontents with little regard for British interests, only their own warped ambition”. >>

Feb 19 10:13

Labour DOWNFALL: Cowardly Corbyn avoids MELTDOWN meeting as angry MPs cry 'B******T'

JEREMY CORBYN failed to make an appearance at a heated weekly Parliamentary Labour Party (PLP) meeting on Monday evening as the departure of seven Labour MPs threatens to ignite a rebellion against the Labour leadership.

Feb 19 09:22

Seven MPs leave Labour Party in protest at Jeremy Corbyn's leadership

Seven MPs have resigned from the Labour Party in protest at Jeremy Corbyn's approach to Brexit and anti-Semitism.

They are: Chuka Umunna, Luciana Berger, Chris Leslie, Angela Smith, Mike Gapes, Gavin Shuker and Ann Coffey.

Ms Berger said Labour had become institutionally anti-Semitic and she was "embarrassed and ashamed" to stay.

Mr Corbyn said he was "disappointed" the MPs had felt unable to continue working for the policies that "inspired millions" at the 2017 election.

Feb 19 09:22

Galloway slams ‘Seven Dwarfs’ for ditching Labour, says he wants to rejoin party (VIDEO)

George Galloway says he has formally asked the Labour Party to let him rejoin after his “ridiculous expulsion” by Tony Blair over his opposition to the Gulf War.

The former Labour MP revealed his application in a nine-minute-long video commenting not only on his hopes for the future of the Labour Party, but criticising the party’s breakaway MPs, dubbing them the ‘Seven Dwarfs’.

Feb 19 09:21

Facebook accused of acting like 'digital gangsters' in a devastating report by lawmakers

British lawmakers have accused Facebook of behaving like "digital gangsters", abusing its dominant power in social networks, and behaving "ahead of and beyond the law."

The comments come in a devastating report on fake news by British Parliament's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, made up of cross-party UK politicians and led by Conservative MP Damian Collins.

Facebook deliberately flouted privacy and competition laws and should be subject to new regulation, the committee wrote.

Lawmakers accused Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg of showing "contempt" for UK Parliament, and a larger gathering of international parliaments after he refused to give evidence three times.

Feb 19 08:49

UK To Strengthen Military Presence In Arctic To Oppose Russia, But Russia Is Prepared

British Defense Minister Gavin Williamson said the United Kingdom intends to strengthen the military presence in the Arctic to “protect” NATO’s northern flank from Russia’s actions, according to The Telegraph.

According to the newspaper, more than 1,000 British Navy marines will conduct annual training with Norwegian colleagues as part of a 10-year program, forming a new detachment in the near future, Williamson said during a visit to the military base in Bardufoss, Norway.

The British minister also mentioned that the United Kingdom will send to the Arctic region next year a Poseidon P8 maritime patrol plane to monitor the growing activity of Russian submarines.

Feb 19 08:48

EU banks are in the clear over Brexit as they will be able to carry on using London for £60 trillion of crucial trading even if there is a No Deal

Major banks on the Continent will be able to carry on using London for £60 trillion of crucial trading activity even if there is a No Deal Brexit.

Large lenders inside the European Union have been given permission by Brussels to continue accessing so-called clearing houses in the City for a year after we leave.

These clearing houses allow banks to trade complicated derivatives which underpin vital lending to households and businesses.

Feb 19 08:47

Secret documents spark new questions for Sadiq Khan over Crossrail delay

Sadiq Khan's oversight of the Crossrail fiasco was called into question today as secret documents revealed his spin doctors were drafting crisis plans almost a fortnight before the date on which he claims he discovered the line would not open on time.

Documents obtained by the Evening Standard under Freedom of Information laws show the first of 10 draft press releases, announcing the axing of last December’s royal opening, were sent by Crossrail to Transport for London on August 17 last year.

This was 12 days before the Mayor says he was told the cross-London rail line could not open as planned.

Feb 19 08:47

The decline and fall of brand BBC

The BBC is in a mess. The brand is arguably already damaged beyond repair yet the broadcaster seems unable to change tack.

According to some analysts trust in brands is declining and has been for some time. It would appear that when it comes to slogans and promises the twenty first century customer is much more discerning than their predecessors, more demanding, less compliant. We’ve become sceptical. Experience has shown that all too often reality fails to match the rhetoric.

How to win back trust once it has eroded? Is it even possible to win it back? When Jewellery impresario Gerald Ratner mocked his own products back in the 1990s trust evaporated immediately. It was commercial suicide. The brand never recovered, nor did Ratner.

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