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Aug 08 06:07

Now Cameron's cronies get £1m golden goodbyes: George Osborne, two other ministers and 21 aides in line for severance payments

Cronies and allies of David Cameron will receive almost £1million in golden goodbyes on top of their honours.

The ex-PM showered Downing Street staff and former ministers with peerages, knighthoods and other awards in his much-criticised resignation list.

Now it has emerged that many of them are also in line for generous severance payments.

Three ministers, including George Osborne, and 21 aides who lost their jobs after Mr Cameron stepped down will be handed more than £900,000, an analysis found.

Aug 07 16:43

Poverty Costs British Taxpayers £78bn A Year – Report

Every British taxpayer spends £1,200 annually on reversing the effects of poverty, new research has shown.

Aug 07 11:51

Saddam’s Mosul Palace-Turned-ISIS Training Camp Bombed By British Jets

Royal Air Force (RAF) fighter jets have bombed a major Islamic State training center housed in a palace built by the late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in northern Iraq, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) has said.

Aug 07 11:51

UK Authorities Lied: 'Mentally Ill' Somali Behind London Stabbing Studied Jihad

The authorities lied when they claimed the "Norwegian-Somali" London knife killer was "mentally ill" and had "no links" to terrorism.

Aug 07 11:10

UK Charities Seek Return Of £425mn Fund Taken For London Olympics

Charities have demanded that over £400 million diverted from supporting needy communities in the UK to help fund the London 2012 Olympics be returned.

The money has been taken from the Big Lottery Fund, which makes small grants to local charities and the resulting shortfall has raised questions about the Games’ legacy.

Aug 06 17:26

UK Arms Traders Eye Global Weapons-Sales Boost

British arms firms hope a plunge in the value of the pound will make exports less expensive and attract business from Turkey and India, which are seeking to expand their own arms-making capabilities.

Aug 06 15:46

Brexit Block: EU Official Says €25bn Debt Means UK Can’t Leave

Britain will have to pay the European Union a hefty sum if it is to follow through with Brexit, with claims that an estimated €25 billion is owed to the bloc in unpaid bills.
An outstanding total of €200 billion (£170 billion, $221 billion) has been shifted around by the EU for years, under what Brussels’ mandarins call the “reste à liquider.”

Aug 06 14:08

6mn UK Adults Suffered Abuse As Children – Crime Study

Up to six million adults in the UK say they suffered emotional, physical or sexual abuse as children, a new study has found.

The crime survey study of England and Wales carried out by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) found that up to half a million adult women and 100,000 adult males had been raped.

Aug 06 13:11

British Men Used EBay Sales To Fund Brother Fighting For ISIS In Syria

Two dry cleaners from the West Midlands who sold their brother’s BMW, watch and wedding outfit on eBay to raise funds for him while he was fighting for Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS / ISIL) in Syria are facing jail.

Aug 06 08:33

UK – How A Book On Art And Culture Draws Suspicions Of Terrorism

The UK it seems, has joined the US in it’s authorities and government developing a collective form of acute paranoia. A mildly deviant act by any petty criminal or a soul with mental health problems is immediately labeled a potential terrorist act before investigations have even begun.

Aug 06 06:53

Israel nuclear weapons: UK government loses file on its involvement with country's arsenal

More than 400 documents, including government files relating to the UK’s involvement in Israel’s alleged nuclear arsenal, have gone missing over the last four years, it has been revealed.

Aug 05 15:40

The Danger of Excessive Trump Bashing

The widespread disdain for Donald Trump and the fear of what his presidency might mean have led to an abandonment of any sense of objectivity by many Trump opponents and, most notably, the mainstream U.S. news media. If Trump is for something, it must be bad and must be transformed into one more club to use for hobbling his candidacy.

Amid his incoherence and insults, Trump has raised valid points on several important questions, such as the risks involved in the voracious expansion of NATO up to Russia’s borders and the wisdom of demonizing Russia and its internally popular President Vladimir Putin.

Aug 05 15:27

#BlackLivesMatter UK Shut Down Road Leading To Heathrow Airport

Activists from Black Lives Matter’s newly launched UK chapter blocked a major road to London Heathrow, Britain’s busiest airport, on Friday morning. Reports suggest police are making arrests.

Aug 05 15:17

London ‘Fellatio Café’ Will Offer Coffee & Oral Sex…If It’s Not Deemed Illegal

London could soon host its first ever ‘fellatio café’ for punters seeking oral pleasure with their morning coffee.

If the business manages to overcome all the legal barriers to opening, the café will offer customers a selection of coffees, along with oral sex performed by an escort.

Webmaster addition: "Cream in your coffee?"

Aug 05 14:08

THE KILLING$ OF TONY BLAIR - PANEL DISCUSSION

This is a panel discussion that took place after the recent premiere of George Galloway's documentary - THE KILLING$ OF TONY BLAIR . NB this appears to be a home made video probably shot on a cell phone, but the audio is quite good.

Warning: Quite a bit of swearing and rough language from the audience when the sole member of the panel who was there to defend Tony Blair's record had the mic.

Aug 05 14:01

The Reluctant Enemy

The Enemy according to Trump is unemployment, outsourcing, immigration, wars abroad, neocons and free-wheeling allies, the Clintonites chose, Russia as the enemy.

In words of Jeffrey Sachs, “Hillary is the candidate of Wall Street. Even more dangerous, though, is that she is the candidate of the military-industrial complex supporting every war demanded by the US deep security state run by the military and the CIA.” And now she and her party set their sights on Russia.

Aug 05 13:51

Lowell Goddard Quits UK Child Sex Abuse Inquiry

The head of a major British child sex abuse inquiry has quit, the third person to leave the post since the probe was announced two years ago.

The chairwoman, Lowell Goddard, quit without giving a reason, just over a year after taking on an unprecedented five-year inquiry into historical sexual abuse and its cover-up in Britain.

Aug 05 10:09

Gun & Knife Crime In London Highest Since 2011 Riots

Crime involving guns and knives in London is at its highest level since riots swept England’s major cities in summer 2011, a report has found.

Violent crime among young people has risen steadily in recent years, after a significant drop immediately following the widespread unrest of 2011.

Aug 05 08:54

Black Lives Matter Protesters Block Road to Airport in UK

Black Lives Matter protesters in the UK blocked a road heading to Heathrow Airport to prevent travelers from making their flights.

Seeing as how police brutality is non-existent in the UK, they decided to protest the fifth anniversary of the 2011 shooting of gangster criminal Mark Duggan.

Aug 05 08:50

Ransomware has left almost 10 per cent of UK firms 'unable to operate'

MORE THAN HALF of UK businesses have been hit by ransomware, according to security outfit Malwarebytes, and almost 10 per cent were left "entirely unable to operate" as a result.

Malwarebytes surveyed 540 CIOs, CISOs and IT chiefs at organisations with an average headcount of 5,400 in the UK, US, Germany and Canada. Around 40 per cent have been affected by ransomware and a third lost revenue as a result.

The majority of ransomware attacks come via a single end point, and 46 per cent begin, unsurprisingly, with a dodgy email.

What’s more, the crooks are clearly reaping the rewards of such attacks as 40 per cent of all firms pay the ransom to get the data unlocked.

Aug 05 08:21

‘ISIS Supporters’ Try To Claim Responsibility For London Stabbings

Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) supporters may be trying to claim responsibility for the Russell Square stabbings in London on Wednesday, despite police more or less ruling out terrorism as a motive.

Aug 04 18:51

Dame Lowell Goddard resigns as head of child sexual abuse inquiry

The chair of the public inquiry into institutional child abuse has resigned saying it was beset with a “legacy of failure” that was hard to shake off.

Justice Lowell Goddard, who was appointed in February last year to chair the unprecedented inquiry into decades of child abuse and its cover-up, threw the future of the huge public inquiry into doubt with her departing comments.

After a brief resignation letter to the home secretary, Amber Rudd, Goddard released a statement that indicated the controversies and challenges of the inquiry since it was set up in 2014 were insurmountable.

Aug 04 16:24

Eric Trump weighs in on father’s feud with Khan family

“My father’s simple message – it’s not an anti-Muslim message, it’s [an] anti-terror message,” he said. “You know, we have ISIS and they’re running rampant around the world and we have to do something about it and quite frankly, if you look at Hillary.”

Khizr Khan gave a blistering denunciation of Donald Trump at last week’s Democratic National Convention.

Aug 04 16:21

Eric Trump predicts dad will ‘win this crazy thing’

'I think we're going to win this crazy thing,' he said.

As his father’s seemingly quixotic campaign caught fire, Eric Trump, 32, an admitted political neophyte, found himself thrust into the heart of it all. He barnstormed across small towns in Iowa and New Hampshire, gamely doing interviews on local radio stations and Fox News, all while balancing growing responsibilities to the company.

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Aug 04 16:18

Julian Assange: “1,700 emails” proves Hillary Clinton sold weapons to ISIS in Syria

“A vote today for Hillary Clinton is a vote for endless, stupid war,” - Julian Assange

In Obama’s second term, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton authorized the shipment of American-made arms to Qatar, a country beholden to the Muslim Brotherhood, and friendly to the Libyan rebels, in an effort to topple the Libyan/Gaddafi government, and then ship those arms to Syria in order to fund Al Qaeda, and topple Assad in Syria.

Clinton took the lead role in organizing the so-called “Friends of Syria” (aka Al Qaeda/ISIS) to back the CIA-led insurgency for regime change in Syria.

Aug 04 16:14

9NEWS’ Brandon Rittiman interviews Donald Trump

Donald Trump: You look at how horribly are veterans are being taken care of.

BRANDON RITTIMAN: So, I want to start by asking. Hillary Clinton did make history. I know she’s not your favorite person, but she made history by becoming the first female presidential nominee from a major party in American history.

Do you acknowledge that? Is that a positive step for the country?

TRUMP: She’s got bad judgment. Everything she’s touched has turned bad. Whether it’s Syria, or Libya, or the migration, or the beginning of the Iran deal. She’s got horrible judgment. She voted for the war in Iraq. Another mistake. She was in favor of NAFTA. Another mistake. She’s got bad judgment.

We’re going to have a woman president, but it shouldn’t be her. She would be catastrophic for our country.

Aug 04 13:51

Just 3 Warships Patrol Britain’s 7,000-Mile Coastline, MPs Warn

Britain’s 7,000-mile (11,265km) coastal border is patrolled by a “worryingly low” number of ships in the face of the terrorism threat, a Parliamentary committee has warned.

Aug 04 08:22

Rush to withdraw savings as threat of negative rate looms

Savers appear to be hoarding cash at the fastest pace since the financial crisis over fears that the Bank of England may cut interest rates into negative territory to cushion the economic blow from Brexit.

Aug 04 08:08

Steven Woolfe Barred From Running For UKIP Leader

UKIP leadership hopeful Steven Woolfe has his chances of becoming the next leader diminished to zero as he has been ruled “ineligible” to stand in the election to replace Nigel Farage.

Aug 04 07:39

Woman Killed After Being Knifed In London, Several Injured

A woman has been killed in a knife attack in London while several other people sustain injuries.

British police did not rule out the possibility of “terrorism” after the attacker was put under arrest following the incident in Russell Square in the center of the British capital on Wednesday.

Aug 03 17:16

British Jets Attack Former Saddam Palace In Mosul

British warplanes have targeted one of Iraq’s former dictator Saddam Hussein’s palaces in the northern city of Mosul, the UK Ministry of Defense says.

Aug 03 16:38

Post-Farage UKIP: Talk Of A Coup As Frontrunner Woolfe Excluded From Leadership Race

Three UKIP members have stood down following a decision to exclude Steven Woolfe from the leadership race to succeed Nigel Farage, claiming a coup attempt has been made against the former frontrunner.

Aug 03 14:32

Registering Over 3mn EU Nationals Already Living In UK Would Take 140yrs – Study

It would take approximately 140 years to process permanent residency applications for the 3-million-plus EU citizens currently living in the UK if they were all to apply now, a new post-Brexit referendum report warns.

Aug 03 14:15

Registering Over 3mn EU Nationals Already Living In UK Would Take 140yrs – Study

It would take approximately 140 years to process permanent residency applications for the 3-million-plus EU citizens currently living in the UK if they were all to apply now, a new post-Brexit referendum report warns.

Aug 03 13:42

London Deploys Extra Police To Avert Possible Attacks

Police in London plan to deploy an additional 600 armed officers across the city to protect against possible terror attacks.

Authorities said Wednesday that the decision was made in light of the recent terrorist attacks across Europe including those in France.

Aug 03 13:08

Anti-Terror Cops On Permanent Alert For France-Style Attacks In UK

UK counter-terrorism cops are going on permanent standby amid fears of a Europe-style assault on targets across Britain.

Specialist armed police units will provide 24 hour coverage ready to respond to attacks like those in Nice in July if there is an attempt to replicate them on British streets.

Aug 03 11:17

UK Military To Free Up £1bn For Nuclear Stealth Submarines For Trident

Britain’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) will release up to £1 billion to start developing a new generation of stealth submarines as the centerpiece of the Trident nuclear deterrent replacement scheme.

Aug 03 09:44

Over 30 Bogus Universities Closed In UK

More than 30 fake universities have been closed in the United Kingdom over the past year amid growing concerns about students being sold invalid degrees.

Aug 03 08:43

Police Arrest 900 Syrians In England And Wales For Crimes Including Rape And Child Abuse

And officials say the migrants were accused of sickening crimes including rapes and child abuse.

Now critics say they are concerned that the thousands of Syrians entering Britain each year under resettlement schemes are being allowed to enter the country unchecked.

Aug 03 08:20

British MPs Slam EU’s ‘Lamentable’ Response To Refugee Crisis

A comprehensive review of the EU-wide response to the refugee crisis conducted by the UK Parliament has blamed European countries for their failures to tackle security issues and called for immediate action to battle the spread of Muslim fundamentalism.

Aug 03 08:18

Flashback: Enemies are necessary for the wheels of the US military machine to turn - Former CIA officer John Stockwell

John R. Stockwell is a former CIA officer who became a critic of United States government policies after serving in the Agency for thirteen years serving seven tours of duty. After managing U.S. involvement in the Angolan Civil War as Chief of the Angola Task Force during its 1975 covert operations, he resigned and wrote In Search of Enemies, a book which remains the only detailed, insider's account of a major CIA "covert action."

Aug 03 07:38

Files linking Britain to Israel’s nuclear weapons go missing from National Archives

Official documents on Britain’s relationship with Israel, including papers on “military and nuclear collaboration” in the 1970s, have disappeared from the National Archives in the last four years.

Aug 03 06:47

Hundreds of anti-terror 'Hercules' robocops sent to patrol Britain's streets in wake of deadly terror attacks across Europe

The 600 "Hercules" officers will guards major landmarks across London - decked out in bullet proof vests and ballistic helmets and armed with automatic sub machine guns, pistols and heavy duty military-grade equipment, including sniper rifles.

The highly trained marksmen are protected with massive 'riot shields' and kevlar body armour and are able to speed to a potential deadly attack on high-speed BMW GS800 scramblers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Getting ready for the next false-flag?

Aug 03 06:16

From 'Bring It On' to 'Period of Reflection': Will Britain Ever Brexit?

It's now a full five weeks since the UK voted to leave the EU. And guess what? Article 50 - the formal mechanism for exiting the European Union - has not yet been invoked.

Suspicions are growing all the time that the government, for all its "Brexit Means Brexit" talk, is planning to kick the UK's exit from the EU into the long grass. Last week, we were told that the government does not intend to trigger Article 50 in 2016.

Aug 03 06:14

Send Royal Navy to guard Gibraltar during Brexit talks, says MoD adviser

Britain must be prepared to reinforce Gibraltar with warships ahead of Brexit negotiations in a bid to ward off Spanish designs on the Mediterranean colony, according to one adviser.

Aug 02 19:06

EU demands Britain pays pensions of 1,730 Eurocrats in wake of Brexit vote

Brussels has estimated its pensions liability at €60 billion (£50.7 billion) for all retired and current officials, with annual payments currently at about €1.4 billion (£1.2 billion).

Some 1,730 Britons currently make up almost 8 per cent of the 22,000 retired EU officials.

The UK insists it cannot be held responsible for Eurocrat pensions which, it says, are the responsibility of EU institutions.

But EU officials say Britain would be expected to pay its part of the EU's pension promises when it finally quits the EU.

Aug 02 18:19

Over 400 government files missing from National Archives

They include Foreign Office files from the 1970s on "military and nuclear collaboration with Israel" and a 1947 letter from Winston Churchill.

Aug 02 15:46

Jesus Is Coming… And He Wants You To Elect Him As MP For Burnley

A retired bus driver who believes he is the second coming of Jesus Christ says he will run to become Burnley’s next member of parliament in 2020 in an attempt to shake up British politics.

Aug 02 15:33

Home Ownership In UK Falls To Lowest Level Since 1986: Study

The United Kingdom is facing a nationwide housing crisis as rising property prices have cut ownership rate to its lowest level in 30 years, according to a new study.

Aug 02 15:05

British MP Financed By Group Linked To Failed Turkey Coup

A British MP was paid thousands of pounds by a group allegedly linked to the failed Turkish military coup to write a report on Turkey’s human rights record, which was then promoted during a House of Commons debate, it has emerged.

Aug 02 14:58

Labour Leader Calls For Unity At Massive Liverpool Rally

UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn says the challenge to his leadership has created a “massive opportunity” to unite people across the country.

Aug 02 11:15

‘Refugees & British Men Need Lessons In How To Treat Women’ – Labour MP

Male refugees starting a new life in the UK should be taught about women’s equality as part of a wider campaign aimed at all men in Britain, a Labour MP has suggested.

All-Party Parliamentary Group on Refugees chair Thangam Debbonaire said newly arrived migrants need a “sensitive” introduction to British culture.

Aug 02 09:48

UK Balks Last Minute At Hinkley Point Nuclear Deal With China, Beijing Decries ‘Suspicious Approach’

Theresa May’s government has backtracked just hours before signing a deal for a China-backed nuclear power station. Beijing state media says the UK is acting irrationally by delaying the project, jeopardizing the hard-won ‘Golden Era’ of China-UK ties.

Aug 02 09:30

‘When Not If’: Terror Attack ‘Highly Likely’ In UK – Head Of London Police

It’s just a matter of time until a terror attack occurs in Britain – that’s the warning from the head of London’s Metropolitan police.

Aug 02 07:55

Brits Becoming German: Green Party Suggests Fast-Track For Expats Hit By Brexit

The opposition German Green Party has called on the government to offer fast-track citizenship for Britons living in Germany, amid uncertainty over the impact of Brexit on expats.

Aug 02 07:31

Helicopter money: Are central banks edging closer to dropping cash from the sky?

The Bank of England is expected to cut interest rates from already historic lows this week as it prepares to avoid a recession following the UK's decision to leave the European Union (EU). The governor Mark Carney surprised many economists last month by not cutting interest rates, but on Thursday a rate cut to 0.25% is regarded as a near certainty, and possibly a renewed round of money printing.

Aug 02 07:06

Stylists, Spin Doctors & Donors: Cameron Honors List Rewards ‘Old Boy Network,’ May Won’t Intervene

Labour has accused former Prime Minister David Cameron of cronyism after his resignation honors list was found to include his and his wife’s personal aides, Tory donors and senior party figures.

Aug 02 07:05

British MP financed by group linked to failed Turkey coup

A British MP was paid thousands of pounds by a group allegedly linked to the failed Turkish military coup to write a report on Turkey’s human rights record, which was then promoted during a House of Commons debate, it has emerged.

According to the Times, Tory MP Sir Edward Garnier accepted £115,994 ($152,951) from the Istanbul-based group Journalists and Writers Foundation (JWF).

Aug 02 07:02

UK balks last minute at Hinkley Point nuclear deal with China, Beijing decries ‘suspicious approach’

Theresa May's government has backtracked just hours before signing a deal for a China-backed nuclear power station. Beijing state media says the UK is acting irrationally by delaying the project, jeopardizing the hard-won ‘Golden Era’ of China-UK ties.

Aug 02 07:02

‘Special forces shadow wars’ face legal threat from Corbyn

Special forces operations should be subject to proper democratic oversight through a new War Powers Act, which would prevent troops being risked in Britain’s ‘shadow wars,’ according to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

He told Middle East Eye on Friday of his concerns over the repeated use of a legal loophole to deploy troops from the secretive SAS unit into war zones such as Iraq and Libya without a democratic mandate.

Aug 01 16:40

Schoolboy Questioned After Teachers Mistake His T-Shirt For ISIS Propaganda

An eight-year-old schoolboy was questioned by British authorities after his teachers mistook a slogan on his T-shirt for Islamic State propaganda.

Aug 01 16:05

Troubled UK Royal Navy Destroyers Return Home

All six of the UK navy’s advanced Type 45 destroyers have been docked in Portsmouth Harbor and are about to undergo heavy maintenance operations after facing constant breakdowns in the Persian Gulf.

Aug 01 15:20

Poverty Costs UK Taxpayers Billions Annually: Report

The British government is spending billions in tax money to reduce the impacts of poverty across the country, a new report shows.

Aug 01 14:05

Purr-Fect Or PR-Fect? What Feuding Downing Street Cats Can Teach Us About UK Politics

Whether it is because they serve as the personification of rivalries within Britain’s ruling class, or offer respite from endless Brexit talk, or because they are cute, cats belonging to various political offices have been dominating the UK’s media for weeks.

Aug 01 13:46

‘Whole World Of New Possibilities’ Scottish Fishermen Support Brexit, Warn Govt Against Rejoining EU

Scottish national federation of fishermen has dubbed Brexit a unique opportunity for recovering the industry.

Aug 01 12:54

British Activists Protest Burger Chain For Helping To Deport Migrant Staff

Two activist groups, London Black Revs and the Malcolm X Movement, force two London-based Byron restaurants to close by unleashing swarms of live insects in them.

The Friday night move was aimed at protesting the burger chains’ alleged involvement with deporting its migrant staff.

Aug 01 09:23

Unelected peers start House of Lords plot to BLOCK Brexit and force a second referendum

A cross-party group of unelected peers in the House of Lords is plotting to block Brexit, it was revealed today.

Tory Baroness Wheatcroft said she felt it was 'imperative that we don't press the button on Article 50' - despite the result of the UK referendum in June.

She says that there are dozens of peers who want to stop, delay or 'revisit' the result.

Aug 01 09:13

BBC seeks Panorama researcher but only apply if you're 'black, Asian or non-white'

THE BBC has found itself at the centre of another discrimination row after it emerged the corporation is STILL advertising jobs white people CANNOT apply for.

The taxpayer-funded corporation has been accused of “absolute discrimination” after it posted the advertisement for an internship role researching for Panorama – but only available to “UK nationals from a black, Asian or non-white ethnic minority”.

It appears the corporation hasn’t learnt its lesson after it faced an angry backlash for advertising another internship, which white people couldn’t apply for, just a few months ago.

Aug 01 07:56

MPs round on David Cameron for 'pure and simple cronyism' as anger over honours list mounts

David Cameron has prompted a furious backlash from both Tory and Labour MPs after a leaked list revealed 48 allies, aides and Remain campaigners are in line to receive honours, among others. Former Chancellor George Osborne is set to become a companion of honour and his close aide, Thea Rogers, has been nominated for an OBE.

Aug 01 07:38

Theresa May: We must be willing to use nuclear weapons

Jul 31 19:28

Sturgeon left HUMILIATED as poll finds Scots WANT to remain part of Britain despite Brexit

The findings that some 53 per cent of Scottish voters would rather stay with the UK has seriously undermined the SNP and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

The humiliating stats came to light just hours after SNP’s Westminster leader Angus Robertson said Scotland was “truly on the brink of independence”.

Jul 31 07:34

Revenge: Activists unleash 1,000s of locusts, cockroaches on Byron burger branches for migrant sting

The Malcolm X Movement, which calls itself a “Black & Asian led anti-imperialist decolonial organization” on its Facebook page, has published a manifesto explaining why it decided to take “affirmative action.”

In their post, they say that the chain has to “pay for their exploitative misdeeds,” saying they will “ensure it is shut down” until it goes bankrupt or compensates the deported staff and apologizes to them. They also declared that this is “a warning to other businesses,” which will also be “targeted.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So the refugee terror is now organized.

Jul 30 19:56

So who's guarding the oceans? Royal Navy's ENTIRE fleet of their most advanced £1billion warships are docked in port together for first time in years

The destroyers have recently experienced mechanical problems in the Persian Gulf with engines breaking down due to the water being too warm.

Contractors claimed the Ministry of Defence did not tell them the 8,000-ton vessels would be spending a long time in warm waters and as a result, the warships have an engine which keeps cutting out in the middle of the sea, leaving servicemen stranded for hours in total darkness.

Earlier this month, First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Philip Jones told the House of Commons Defence Committee the innovative gas turbine engines driving destroyers 'degraded catastrophically' in very warm seas.

The Ministry of Defence will have to pick up the full bill for the multimillion-pound refit.

Jul 30 19:48

Cash-trapped Ministry of Defence splash out £100,000 on buying uniforms for celebrities to serve as forces ambassadors

Stars including Carol Vorderman, Bear Grylls, Dan Snow and Sir Chris Hoy have all been handed made-to-measure uniforms costing almost £900 each, alongside impressive sounding honorary titles to try to encourage new recruits to sign up.

Jul 30 19:44

Top Remain campaigners and Tory donors head David Cameron's leaked resignation honours list - plus an OBE for Sam's Girl Friday

In an unprecedented leak of nominations, it is believed that the former Prime Minister has requested knighthoods for businessmen Ian Taylor and Andrew Cook, who have donated more than £1million to the Tories.

Others reportedly in line for knighthoods are cabinet members and Remain supporters Philip Hammond, Michael Fallon, David Lidington and Patrick McLoughlin.

Meanwhile an OBE is thought to have been nominated for Samantha Cameron's Girl Friday Isabel Spearman, who worked as her stylist.

Jul 30 07:34

British PM threatens Russia with nuclear strike again

The PM of Great Britain decided to threaten Russia with nuclear weapon once again, speaking at a press conference after her visit to Bratislava. Journalist of the Slovak TV3 channel asked Theresa May whether she was really ready to use nuclear weapon against Russia. As she claimed, 'there was really held a very significant voting in the British Parliament last week on continuation of our nuclear program... During debates there was raised a question whether I was ready to use nuclear weapon as an intimidating deterrent. My answer was 'Yes!' As Pravda.Ru reported, the British Parliament decided to renew the Trident nuclear deterrent and is ready to spent some dozens billions pounds for it. Today the British army possesses four nuclear submarines, which are capable to carry missiles with thermonuclear and nuclear warheads.

Jul 29 16:32

No Business As Usual On Immigration, Theresa May Tells Leading Eastern European Politicians

Prime Minister Theresa May has told a group of senior Eastern European politicians that the UK’s post-Brexit deal with the EU must meet the expectations of the British electorate’s concerns about immigration.

Jul 29 15:43

Only 1 UK Terror Suspect Held Under Special Measures…Despite 2,000 Known To Police

Only one suspect is being held under the UK’s highly restrictive Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measure (TPIM) program, despite a heightened national alert and fears of extremist attacks.

Jul 29 14:28

Prison Authorities Fail To Remove Islamist, Homophobic, Anti-Semitic Books Distributed In UK Jails

Five “extremist Islamist books” promoting anti-semitism, homophobia, and hatred towards non-Muslims were distributed by imams at prisons in England and Wales for months, even after jail authorities were alerted.

Jul 29 12:24

Soldiers To Patrol French Beaches Popular With British Tourists Amid Terrorism Alert

Soldiers and armed police and will be stationed at French holiday sites popular with British tourists this summer, amid fears Islamist terrorists may target vacationers.

Jul 29 10:09

British PM Vows To Protect Rights Of Poles In UK

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has vowed to protect the rights of the hundreds of thousands of Poles living in the United Kingdom, if British expats’ rights are protected.

Jul 29 10:03

Bush and Blair will forever elude the punishment they deserve for Iraq war crimes

In the hierarchy of the world's international crimes, the top three are genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. It's hardly in question that the Americans and British committed war crimes and crimes against humanity in Iraq. So what penalties are their leaders paying?

Why, the same penalty all Western leaders pay for their villainy. As Henry Kissinger did for his many crimes against humanity, from Chile to Indonesia to Bangladesh. He's now a mentor on world affairs to Hillary Clinton – the non-reckless presidential candidate. Or Ronald Reagan, who backed sadistic terrorist groups across Central America and worked closely with the apartheid regime in South Africa. He's now totally mythologized, the revered hero of the Republican Party.

Jul 29 08:21

Russians Are Spying On Britain… With UK Help

Russian planes are conducting reconnaissance overflights of the UK with the full endorsement of the British government as part of a reciprocal treaty.

Jul 29 04:22

Brexit Boost for Scotland's Wacky War of Independence

A month on from the Brexit vote and Scotland's EU-smitten First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, continues to stamp her foot in frustration. But hopefully, after her frantic tour of European capitals pleading for Scotland to remain a vassal of the EU one way or another, the absurdity of her stance is beginning to dawn on her. She's a little less strident, a touch more subdued

Jul 28 16:02

Return Of The Slums: 31 People Found Living In Single-Family Home In London

A landlord was exposed and shamed online after his four-bedroom London property was found to be housing 31 people, including in a backyard wooden shack.

Jul 28 15:50

O2 sales dip 9% as tight-fisted Brits cling to their old handsets

Sales at O2 UK fell by 8.9 per cent to €3.46bn (£2.91bn) for the first half of the year, as customers opted to hang on to their old handsets rather than upgrade.

Jul 28 15:48

Theresa May racks up £1.9m bill for 'phantom' deportation flights that were never taken

BRITISH taxpayer's were forced to foot a bill of £1.9million for flights that failed asylum seekers never used last year.

According to new figures released today the Government was forced to pay for flights to deport failed asylum seekers during Theresa May's last year in charge at the Home Office.

And the amount was the highest for three years after the Prime Minister decided while she was in charge of immigration to scrap the UK Border Agency.

Taxpayers' have now forked out £5.2m in scrapped flights in just three years.

Jul 28 15:47

Will Theresa May’s Bespoke Brexit Package Wash With Brussels?

Prime Minister Theresa May has made clear she wants a bespoke Brexit package suited to the UK – a demand which could fall on deaf ears among notoriously inflexible EU officials.

Speaking alongside her Italian counterpart, Matteo Renzi, May said she has an “open mind” about upcoming Brexit negotiations and that Britain should not pick an agreement already “on the shelf.”

Jul 28 15:19

Leytonstone Knife Attacker Thought ‘Tony Blair Was His Guardian Angel’

A man who carried out a knife attack at London’s Leytonstone Underground Station last year has a history of mental illness and believed Tony Blair was his guardian angel, a court has been told.

Jul 28 14:55

Brexit Fails To Contain Rising UK House Prices

House prices in Britain have continued to rise in the wake of the Brexit vote, a report says.

British house prices have risen at their fastest annual pace in four months in July at 5.2 percent, according to Nationwide, whose latest survey showed average prices edged up 0.5 percent from June alone.

Jul 28 14:15

UK Wages Drop More Than In Any Advanced Economy Since Financial Crisis … Level With Greece

Workers in Britain have suffered the biggest fall in real wages since the financial crisis than any other leading economy besides Greece, a new study has found.

Between 2007 and 2015, real earnings of British workers declined by 10.4 percent, according to the Trades Union Congress (TUC).

Jul 28 11:37

British-Iraqi Man Accused Of Smuggling Hundreds Of Migrants Into Britain

A British-Iraqi man is accused of leading a human trafficking network that has smuggled hundreds of migrants into the UK since 2014.

Jul 28 09:35

Amazon Delivery Drones Are Just The First Step To A Highway In The Sky

By Andy Miah, University of Salford

Amazon recently announced plans to test a drone delivery system in parts of the UK that are hard to access with conventional delivery methods. While much attention has focused on the service it would provide to Amazon customers, the really interesting story is what this agreement with the British government tries to achieve on a much broader level.

If successful, it will essentially create a high-altitude floating highway between 200 and 400 feet above the ground, within which a whole range of activities could be performed...

Jul 28 08:15

Is Labour Leadership Challenger Owen Smith Just Copying Corbyn’s Ideas?

Labour leadership hopeful Owen Smith is just borrowing policies that Jeremy Corbyn has already pledged to bring into effect, according to the party leader’s campaign team.

Jul 28 07:45

Judges block Nicola Sturgeon's 'totalitarian' law to appoint a named person for every child in Scotland

Judges have blocked Nicola Sturgeon's controversial law to appoint a named person for every child in Scotland, blasting the scheme as 'totalitarian'.

It is a humiliating blow for the SNP Government in Edinburgh but defiant Scottish ministers insist the measure will still go ahead despite today's ruling by the Supreme Court in London - the UK's highest court.

Jul 27 18:36

Is Europe Doomed By Vassalage To Washington? — Paul Craig Roberts

World War II resulted in Europe being conquered, not by Berlin but by Washington.

The conquest was certain but not all at once. Washington’s conquest of Europe resulted from the Marshall Plan, from fears of Stalin’s Red Army that caused Europe to rely on Washington’s protection and to subordinate Europe’s militaries to Washington in NATO, from the replacement of the British pound as world reserve currency with the US dollar, and from the long process of the subordination of the sovereignty of individual European countries to the European Union, a CIA initiative implemented by Washington in order to control all of Europe by controlling only one unaccountable government.

With few exceptions, principally the UK, membership in the EU also meant loss of financial independence. As only the European Central Bank, an EU institution, can create euros, those countries so foolish as to accept the euro as their currency no longer have the power to create their own money in order to finance budget deficits.

Jul 27 15:56

Fake British-Made Bomb Detectors Still Being Used In Middle East

Fake British-made bomb detectors are still in use by security forces in places such as Baghdad and Beirut despite the fraudster who produced the useless kit being jailed three years ago.

Jul 27 15:34

Terrorist Attack 'Highly Likely' In UK: Intelligence Agencies

British security services have warned that a terrorist attack in the country is “highly likely” following attacks in other parts of Europe.

Jul 27 14:18

Prince George Enjoys ‘White Privilege’ At Taxpayer Expense, Says Woman Hired To Promote Britain

The British Council has launched an investigation after one of its senior officials posted an attack on Prince George’s “white privilege” on social media, criticising him for living “on public money.”

Jul 27 13:45

Palestinian Authority Aims To Sue Britain For 1917 Balfour Declaration To Remove Arabs

Britain is responsible for all Israeli war crimes since 1948 because it created the 1917 mandate which saw Arabs removed from their land to make way for the state of Israel, a top Palestinian diplomat has said.

Jul 27 13:33

The Killings of Tony Blair (George Galloway's new film released)

From Craig Murray, former British ambassador to the Uzbekistan dictatorship:

Tonight I am appearing at a panel discussion following the screening of the long-awaited film by George Galloway, The Killings of Tony Blair. I shall have the dubious pleasure of debating with John McTernan, who has never lacked brass neck but does deserve some credit for appearing to represent the forces of darkness before what I imagine will be a very hostile audience. The other panel members are Michael Mansfield and Lauren Booth.

The film has been predictably lambasted by the mainstream media. But it does include some very essential first hand evidence – myself apart, two other British Ambassadors tell what they themselves witnessed, as do Cabinet members. Noam Chomsky adds some important perceptions. This cannot just be dismissed by cries of “Oh look! George Galloway’s in a hat!! Remember when he was on Big Brother!!” The mainstream media’s response to this film has been unanimously puerile.

The Blair-loving Guardian gave the film two stars and called it “sanctimonious”. If one cannot express moral condemnation of a man who forced through an aggressive war, directly killing hundreds of thousands and destabilising both the Middle East and communities in Europe, and who then went on to make multiple millions of pounds promoting vicious dictatorships, then are we to suspend the very idea of ethics itself?

Jul 27 12:22

‘Corbyn Doesn’t Get Patriotism,’ Claims Owen Smith … While Defending Links To Tax Avoidance Firm

Labour leadership challenger Owen Smith MP claims Jeremy Corbyn does not “understand” patriotism. At the same time, Smith is defending himself against claims he took free advice from a firm linked to “industrial scale” tax avoidance.

Jul 27 09:32

Chilcot families raise £125,000 in a week to bring Blair to justice: Relatives say they are 'humbled and amazed' at public generosity

Relatives of troops killed in the Iraq war have raised £125,000 in just eight days as they seek to haul Tony Blair into court.

The families said they were 'humbled and amazed' by the generosity of the public after the Daily Mail revealed their legal bid to bring the former prime minister to justice.

More than 4,000 people have dipped into their pockets to push the fighting fund beyond £126,900 – around 85 per cent of the £150,000 target.

The families hope to meet their objective within days.

Jul 27 08:53

Hate Crimes Rising In Britain, But Police Are Doing Less To Stop Them

The chances of police taking action against hate crime offenders have dropped over the past year, with victims now only having a one in four chance of seeing a perpetrator charged.

Jul 27 07:26

Juncker Rules Out Special UK Deal But Insists There’s ‘No Deadline’ For Brexit

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker appeared to play both good and bad cop on Monday when he said that Britain could take its time before triggering Article 50, while also stating that the UK will not get “special” treatment.

Jul 26 15:39

Britain Consigning Refugee Children To Squalor And Traffickers – Lords

Britain is failing thousands of refugee children by avoiding taking responsibility for the care and protection of unaccompanied minors coming from war-torn countries such as Syria and Afghanistan.

Jul 26 15:23

A Fifth Of Parents Skip Meals So Kids Don’t Go Hungry During Summer Break

A fifth of parents go hungry during the day in order to ensure their children get enough food in the long summer school holiday, a survey by a leading poverty charity has found.

Jul 26 15:11

UK Court To Decide On Corbyn’s Right To Run For Re-Election

UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s right to stand for re-election in the party’s upcoming leadership vote will be determined in a courtroom.

Jul 26 13:30

May Scraps ‘Minister For Syrian Refugees’ Role Invented By Cameron

British Prime Minister Theresa May has axed the ministerial post responsible for ensuring 20,000 Syrian refugees are accommodated in the UK by 2020.

Jul 26 12:11

1,800 Foreign Offenders Have Dodged UK Deportation For Over 5 Yrs – Home Office

Nearly 6,000 foreign criminals set to be deported are still living in the UK after serving jail sentences, the Home Office revealed, responding to a parliamentary question by Labour MP Keith Vaz.

Jul 26 12:05

Sex Party Ends In Death In Sleepy English Village

A man died during a swingers’ sex party at a rented mansion in a sleepy Surrey village after a suspected shooting broke out at the 500-strong shindig.

The victim is yet to be identified, but police said the man was around 30 years old, and that he died after being shot at least once. He was declared dead at the scene. A woman was also said to have been shot in the leg during the incident.

Jul 26 10:57

In Signal to Military, Hillary Clinton Picks Senator Tim Kaine as Running Mate

In selecting Kaine, Clinton is making clear that she plans on running a right-wing, pro-war campaign targeted at winning over the military and sections of the Republican Party dissatisfied with Trump, and particularly with the Republican candidate’s attitude toward Russia. Clinton also wanted to repudiate any association with the issues of social inequality that motivated the widespread support for her main rival in the primaries, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.

Kaine is among the most hawkish figures among Senate Democrats. As governor of Virginia from 2006 to 2010, Kaine oversaw billions of dollars in cuts to the state budget. The state of Virginia is a major center for the military and defense industry, and is home to the Pentagon and the headquarters of the CIA.

Between 2009 and 2011, Kaine served as the head of the Democratic National Committee, the leadership body of the Democratic Party. He is close to Wall Street, having recently backed measures to deregulate banks.

Jul 26 09:19

Palestinian Authority aims to sue Britain for 1917 Balfour Declaration to remove Arabs

Britain is responsible for all Israeli war crimes since 1948 because it created the 1917 mandate which saw Arabs removed from their land to make way for the state of Israel, a top Palestinian diplomat has said.

Originally signed by UK Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour, the agreement officially sanctioned the Zionist movement’s aims, leading to its later colonization of what was then the Ottoman-held territory of Palestine.

Now the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) chief foreign minister, Riyad al-Malki, has told the Arab League that Britain will be held to account for its part in what Palestinians still see as a cataclysmic event.

Jul 26 07:46

Farage Turns Down £250k Reality TV Offer

Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage says there is “no way” he would be taking up an offer to feature on this year’s ‘I’m A Celebrity… get me out of here!’, despite reportedly being offered £250,000.

Jul 26 07:43

British Muslim Convert In Syria Says Does Not Work For Daesh

A 20-year-old Briton who converted to Islam and traveled to Syria says he opposes the Daesh Takfiri group and is in the Muslim country to search ”for the truth, and people of the truth.”

Branded “‘Jihadi Jack” and a member of the terror group by the British media, Jack Letts, from Oxford, denied the allegations, further saying that he did not “regret” that he went to Syria, the Guardian reported Monday.

Jul 26 07:25

Bank threatens charges as negative interest rates loom

Customers could be charged for depositing money in their accounts after one of Britain’s biggest banks took a step towards negative interest rates.

Hundreds of thousands of NatWest business customers have been warned that they could be made to pay a fee for having a credit balance. The announcement opens the way for a high street bank to introduce negative interest rates — with savers effectively penalised for depositing money — for the first time in Britain.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hence the push to ban cash, because otherwise people will empty their accounts and keep their money at home.

Jul 26 06:51

Scotland set to bolt from UK after Brexit despite British PM’s efforts

British Prime Minister Theresa May has assured Northern Irish leaders that there will be no return to old border posts and permanent structures. However, her attempt to keep the United Kingdom in place suffered a major blow when Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon made it clear yesterday that Scotland's best option may be to leave the UK.

Jul 25 19:20

98 per cent say NO to EU deal: Forget talks with Brussels and quit NOW, urges new poll

A NEW Daily Express online poll has revealed that 98 per cent of respondents - 3,548 people - want the historic Brexit vote to be enacted now instead of Britain being embroiled in months or years of talks with Brussels bureaucrats.

Jul 25 16:31

British Special Forces Poised To Rescue UK Citizens If Turkey Suffers 2nd Coup Attempt

British special forces are ready to rescue UK citizens in Turkey in the event of a second coup attempt. The news comes as Amnesty International reports credible evidence of the rape and abuse of detained coup soldiers as part of the government crackdown.

Jul 25 16:04

Savers fear negative interest rates as Natwest warns businesses might have to pay to hold cash

Natwest has become the first bank to warn business customers it may charge them negative interest rates on money held in current accounts.

In what is believed to be a UK first, the bank has signalled its intention to force account holders to either pay to hold money or move funds elsewhere.

Bend over and spread 'em!

Jul 25 15:37

RAF Kidnap-Plotters Seen In ‘Dry Run’ Days Before Attempt

Two men who tried to abduct an RAF serviceman at knifepoint while he was out jogging close to his base in Norfolk may have been seen conducting a reconnaissance mission days earlier.

Jul 25 14:42

The times they are a changing: Brexit, Trump and lots of anger

Graham Peebles argues that despite the turmoil that is breaking the sclerotic political moulds in the US, UK and elsewhere, "these are wonderful times for democracy and politics" which will lead to fundamental social and economic change.

Jul 25 08:21

Hammond Warns Of Brexit Global ‘Shadow,’ Says Is Mulling Trade Deal With China

British Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond says the country is considering a free trade deal with China, further warning that Brexit could cast a “shadow” on the world economy.

The British finance minister made the remarks on the sidelines of the G20 meeting of leading world economies in an interview with the BBC and Sky News on Sunday in the Chinese city of Chengdu.

Jul 25 08:11

SAS troops poised to EVACUATE Britons from Turkey amid fear of SECOND military coup

With fears rebels could be about to try to overthrow the government for a second time, which is likely to result in a Turkish civil war, troops have moved into neighbouring Cyprus and are preparing a rescue mission to save stranded Britons.

Defence chiefs have drawn up emergency plans and fully armed soldiers, together with members of the Special Forces Support Group, are ready to fly into areas popular with tourists and help families get home safely.

Hundreds of jets, helicopters and other aircraft will be drafted in to help the estimated 50,000 Brits flee the danger.

The troops will be cleared to open fire if local rebels threaten to intervene.

One senior defence source told the Daily Star Sunday: “Turkey is on the brink. If there is another coup attempt then civil war will follow. If that happens there will be a major international crisis.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, but how is this different from an outright invasion of a sovereign country, unless the details of the evacuation are planned in concert with the Turkish government?!?

And looking at British logistics here, the short answer is, "Not at all!!"

Jul 24 19:14

Academy bosses are spending thousands of taxpayers' money on first class travel, expensive restaurants and luxury hotels

Academy bosses are spending thousands of pounds of taxpayers’ money on top-end restaurants, hotels, first-class travel, private health care and executive cars, an investigation has found.

Channel 4’s Dispatches conducted a mass audit of receipts from schools across the country and found huge amounts are being spent on luxury services.

The data, obtained under the Freedom of information Act, revealed the largest 40 Academy Trusts have spent more than £1million of public money on executive expenses since 2012.

Jul 24 15:55

Eric Trump’s full speech at the 2016 Republican National Convention

“To whom much is given, much will be required.

“This is the very belief that made my father make this great sacrifice.
“To run for the most powerful yet unforgiving office in the world.

“There is no greater calling….

“Vote for the candidate who can’t be bought, sold, purchased, coerced, intimidated or steered from the path that is right, and just and true….

“To the veteran tuning into this speech from his or her hospital, whose been ignored and disrespected by an ungrateful system, my father is running for you….

“Vote for the one candidate who does not need this job.”

— Eric Trump, son of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, spoke Wednesday night at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

Jul 24 15:47

Democratic convention draws thousands of protesters to Philadelphia

Thousands of demonstrators took to the sweltering streets of Philadelphia on Sunday, chanting and beating drums in the first major protests ahead of the Democratic national convention.

The group of about a dozen marchers walked on sidewalks from near the convention site up toward the Liberty Bell. One played This Land is Your Land on bagpipes as the group weaved around people eating brunch at sidewalk cafes and others walking dogs.

Jul 24 15:39

Jill Stein Just BLASTED the DNC Over Leaked Emails

“This latest revelation from WikiLeaks underscores how much the media is in bed with the DNC to circle the wagons around Hillary,” Stein told US Uncut in a phone interview. “The corruption and underhanded tactics and deception and conspiratorial efforts to silence Bernie and delegitimize him — I mean, welcome to the Green Party. This is what we’ve been up against forever.”

“The leaked DNC emails are the smoking gun that the Democratic establishment was rigging the game against Bernie the whole time,” Stein said in a press release issued by her campaign. “Instead of running the process impartially and letting the voters decide, top Democratic officials were doing all they could to ensure a Clinton victory, including collusion with journalists to present a pro-Clinton, anti-Sanders narrative.”

Jul 24 15:31

CHARMING! Mike Pence – Paul Ryan intro – Republican National Convention

Mike Pence rallies crowd behind Trump, takes on Hillary Clinton:

Hillary Clinton, Secretary of status quo, looking for another title ?

“HILLARY CLINTON WILL NEVER BECOME PRESIDENT OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” – MIKE PENCE

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