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Jun 01 07:24

Ecuador's president says Julian Assange can stay in embassy 'with conditions'

Assange must follow rules and avoid talking politics on Twitter – otherwise Lenín Moreno says he will ‘take a decision’

Jun 01 06:41

Meghan Markle’s sister calls on Theresa May to free jailed ex-EDL leader Tommy Robinson

Meghan Markle’s half sister has called for former EDL-leader Tommy Robinson to be released from prison, days after he was jailed for 13 months for contempt of court. Markle tweeted a petition calling for Robinson’s release.

May 31 12:48

NHS Patient App Goes Into Meltdown

The latest version of the UK National Health Service's Patient Access app and website, used to book appointments and to order repeat prescriptions, has been down for many users over the past 24 hours.

May 31 10:57

Failed asylum seeker, 19, who tried to get into Britain by lying he was a child fleeing war-torn Syria is jailed for raping a 14-year-old schoolgirl

Karam Majdi, 19, of Hove, who said he was an unaccompanied child from Syria when he arrived in 2016, was told he will spend at least half his sentence in a young offenders unit before he is deported.

The Home Office rejected his application for asylum after disputing his claims to be from Syria.

Following a language assessment, immigration authorities said they believe Majdi lied about being from Syria when he arrived in the UK.

Authorities now believe he is Egyptian.

May 31 10:52

Roman Abramovich SCRAPS Chelsea's new £1bn stadium 'because he is unwilling to invest in a country where he can't work' and 'WITHDRAWS UK visa request' in fall-out over Russian poison row

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich today halted the £1billion redevelopment of Stamford Bridge and tore up his UK visa application in the wake of Britain's 'war' on oligarchs following the Salisbury spy poisoning.

The Russian billionaire, 51, sought Israeli citizenship to regain entry to the UK after the Home Office denied him an investor visa - effectively stopping him from working in Britain.

Mr Abramovich, who is worth £9.3billion, is said to have personally mothballed plans to upgrade Chelsea's stadium because he is unwilling to invest £1billion into a country where he is now not permitted to work.

May 31 09:40

'Make them regret it!' Remainers SHOCK meeting with Verhofstadt to THWART Brexit revealed

AN ARCH-REMAINER met Guy Verhofstadt and the Lib Dem MEP Catherine Bearder to discuss a co-ordinated approach to Brexit negotiations that intended to be so tough that UK voters would regret leaving and come "knocking on the door".

May 31 09:23

BREXIT FURY: Remainer-in-chief faces backlash after likening EU exit to appeasing HITLER

Lord Malloch-Brown, head of the pro-Brussels pressure group Best for Britain, claimed that leaving the bloc was an attempt to "pull away from Europe's problems" that could backfire on the UK.

The peer, who was a Foreign Office minister in Gordon Brown's Labour government, raised the failed effort by Neville Chamberlain’s government to reach a compromise with Adolf Hitler's regime in the 1930s as a historical example of what could happen if Britain ignored events on the continent.

In an interview on BBC Radio, he said: "Britain's history as an island nation adjacent to mainland Europe is when we try to, sort of, pull away from Europe's problems and close ourselves off to them they have a horrible habit of infecting us anyway.

"Appeasement in the 1930s, you name it - for centuries Britain has ignored events on continental Europe at its peril."

May 31 09:08

Someone tell Boris that Babchenko’s alive! Putin critics are catnip for Britain’s Foreign Secretary

24 hours after it was revealed that rumors of the death of Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko had been greatly exaggerated, someone still needs to tell UK’s Boris Johnson, if his Twitter feed is anything to go by.

The top tweet on BoJo’s twitter feed, a day after Babchenko reappeared like Lazarus, still says that he is “appalled” about the murder - that didn’t happen, and that “We must defend freedom of speech and it is vital that those responsible are now held to account.”

May 31 06:42

The Global Ban on British Pedophile Network

Godfrey Bloom joins Alex Jones live via Skype from the UK to explain England’s media blackout regarding the Telford Pedophile scandal that has seeped into the internet and American media.

May 30 22:36

The proof that British nuclear test crews WERE used as human guinea pigs by their own government

For decades the MoD has denied using unwitting servicemen as “guinea pigs” in radiation experiments during the race to build a nuclear bomb.

But the widow of one Cold War pilot has blown that claim apart after obtaining secret documents that show he was used in a deadly experiment as he was ordered to fly through the cloud of a thermonuclear explosion.

And Shirley Denson, 83, said husband Eric had such a massive dose of radiation to his head in the 1958 flight that it caused ­crippling headaches so bad that he later killed himself saying he couldn't stand the pain.

Two of their four daughters were born with abnormalities as were some grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

May 30 18:16

The Islamization of England and the Arrest of Tommy Robinson

Robinson will be lucky if he manages to survive his 13 month sentence. That’s because British prisons contain a high percentage of Muslim inmates—many of whom would love to kill Tommy Robinson. According to several commentators, that’s the general idea. They suggest that the British authorities would be happy to have Robinson out of the way without having to do it themselves. It’s the latest iteration on “Will no one rid me of this troublesome priest?” Indeed, four years ago, Robinson was arrested for the minor crime of exaggerating his income on a mortgage application, sentenced to 18 months, and thrown into a prison cell with Muslim inmates who proceeded to beat him savagely.

May 30 16:27

The Global Ban on British Pedophile Network

Godfrey Bloom joins Alex Jones live via Skype from the UK to explain England’s media blackout regarding the Telford Pedophile scandal that has seeped into the internet and American media.

May 30 13:53

London-to-Langley Spy Ring; The Roots Of Obamagate Become Clearer

A recent article by George Neumayr in The American Spectator provides an excellent forensic dig into the earliest stages of the US Intelligence Community's surveillance of people in Trump's orbit - and makes clear something that many pointing to a politicized "witch hunt" have long suspected; the Obama DOJ/FBI began looking into "Trumpworld" and the Russians long before the official timeline would suggest.

Moreover, the operation was conducted in close coordination with foreign counterparts, primarily the United Kingdom and Australia, but primarily the former.

All of this raises plenty of questions, but one conclusion about this epic fiasco requires no spying: the fingerprints of the British are all over it. -American Spectator

Here is George Neumayer explaining, how the "roots of Obamagate become clearer" originally published in The American Spectator.

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May 30 09:30

Arms in arm: Britain turns to Israeli tech to form new air-defense system

Amid scrutiny of Britain’s arms sales to Israel, the government says it has just successfully tested a new air-defense missile system which uses Israeli technology.

It’s a sign of the growing two-way relationship in defense just after it was reported that sales by British arms companies to Israel have hit a new peak amid international condemnation of the Israeli army’s often brutal tactics.

Since the 2014 Israel-Gaza conflict, Britain has approved £320 million ($424 million) worth of arms to Israel, UK government data shows.

The successful test of the Land Ceptor system took place at a Swedish test-fire range near the Baltic Sea. The system will be paired with an advanced radar developed by Swedish firm Saab and a £78 million ($103 million) electronics suite provided by Israel’s Rafael to form the James Bondesque-sounding Sky Sabre air-defense system.

May 30 09:29

Abandon ship – Theresa May heads for Davy Jones’ Locker

One thing is a given, Theresa May will not be in Downing Street this time next year and will be gone long before that if Brexit is derailed in forthcoming crunch parliamentary votes.

Almost imperceptibly, the British prime minister has gone from “strong and stable” headmistress to hapless supply teacher who doesn’t know where the chalk and duster are kept, and in whose temporary care the pupils have risen up and are trashing the classroom.

As bookmakers open the betting, and rivals procure campaign HQs and pick their running mates, power is visibly ebbing away from the PM.

Of course when the history is written her disastrous decision to call an unnecessary general election last year, only to lose her existing majority, will be identified as the beginning of her end. But in truth she could have survived even this with a modicum of adroitness, a scintilla of empathy, and an ounce of leadership quality. Her cupboard was empty of them all.

May 30 07:05

Royal Bank of Scotland's finance chief resigns unexpectedly as ministers gear up to sell £3bn stake in the bank at a loss to taxpayers

RBS shares have plunged to 290p since the state intervened and paid 502p per share back in 2008.

May 30 06:59

Most Brits believe that migration has harmed communities and fear the nation's culture and traditions are being lost, Left-leaning think-tank claims

The report said that the great majority of Britons think the arrival of migrants has left towns and cities more divided – and that this feeling is strongest in areas that have seen large-scale immigration over recent years.

May 29 20:30

Flashback: Grooming gangs abused more than 700 women and girls around Newcastle after police appeared to punish victims

Grooming gangs abused more than 700 women and girls around Newcastle with “arrogant persistence” after police appeared to punish victims while letting the perpetrators walk free, a case review has found.

The report into the response by authorities to child sexual exploitation found that before a large-scale police operation was launched in 2014, officers’ actions were sending an “unhelpful” message to perpetrators.

It warned that abusers are still preying on girls across the UK, and called for urgent action from the Government.

May 29 16:51

New Statement From Tommy Robinson In Prison

May 29 14:53

Arms in arm: Britain turns to Israeli tech to form new air-defense system

Amid scrutiny of Britain’s arms sales to Israel, the government says it has just successfully tested a new air-defense missile system which uses Israeli technology.

It’s a sign of the growing two-way relationship in defense just after it was reported that sales by British arms companies to Israel have hit a new peak amid international condemnation of the Israeli army’s often brutal tactics.

Since the 2014 Israel-Gaza conflict, Britain has approved £320 million ($424 million) worth of arms to Israel, UK government data shows.

May 29 14:06

West’s failure to act will be cause of the next Gaza massacre

Jonathan Cook says the West’s failure to punish Israel for its massacre in Gaza – “in fact, the reverse: visible rewards with a relocated US embassy and the chance to host the Eurovision Song Contest” – will lead to future massacres. >>

May 29 14:00

Britons Rage Over Robinson Arrest As Mass Protests Break Out Worldwide

The arrest, imprisonment, and government-ordered media blackout of UK journalist and activist Tommy Robinson has set off a firestorm of protests around the world.

Free speech advocates and supporters of Robinson’s movement from Melbourne to Berlin came out by the thousands to protest the Friday arrest outside of Leeds Crown Court while Robinson was reporting on a pedophile grooming trial via Facebook livestream. Within six hours of his detention, Robinson was slapped with a 13 month prison term for violating a prior suspended sentence for a similar offense.

“A big police van with about seven police officers pulled up and arrested [Robinson] and told him to stop live streaming,” Robinson’s producer told RT (before their article (archived) was scrubbed from the internet). “They said it was incitement and a breach of the peace.

May 29 13:14

GEERT WILDERS | Why I Stand With Tommy Robinson…

Great statement from Wilders -- most EU political leaders are PC cowards...

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May 29 11:53

The Wrongful Arrest & Imprisonment of Tommy Robinson

May 29 11:52

Paul Weston - The Orwellian Jailing of Tommy Robinson

May 29 11:52

Douglas Murray on Tommy Robinson (and the Establishment)

May 29 11:44

How sex slaves are imported into England

Girls are bought from Romania at £500 per girl and they are forced to sleep with 10 to 15 men a day under threat of getting beaten by their pimps. This is going on right under the government's nose and they either can't do anything about it or won't do anything about it because of high level corruption.
UK where life has little meaning and humans are being sold as sex slaves, whatever next? The Royal Family grimly look on at their crumbling empire.

May 29 11:39

Knives are too sharp and filing them down is solution to soaring violent crime, judge says

A judge has proposed a nationwide programme to file down the points of kitchen knives as a solution to the country’s soaring knife crime epidemic.

Last week in his valedictory address, retiring Luton Crown Court Judge Nic Madge spoke of his concern that carrying a knife had become routine in some circles and called on the Government to ban the sale of large pointed kitchen knives.

Latest figures show stabbing deaths among teenagers and young adults have reached the highest level for eight years, and knife crime overall rose 22 per cent in 2017.

In the past two months, he said, there have been 77 knife-related incidents in Bedfordshire, including three killings.

Judge Madge told the assembled judges, barristers and court staff: “These offences often seem motiveless – one boy was stabbed because he had an argument a couple of years before at his junior school.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This has to be Britain's equivalent Department to the US government's "You Can't make this Stuff UP!!

Does this mean that tougher cuts of meat will now be outlawed in the UK, which have to be cooked for a long time to become tender, and must be carved with sharp knives in order to eat them?!?

NO, Judge Madge, there is a "culture war" going on in UK schools, and that is what has to be fixed, between immigrant children, and the native born Brits. Unless and until that is sorted, the knife crime will continue, unabated.

May 29 11:36

Nicola Sturgeon brands Johnson, Rees-Mogg and Gove 'MAD-Brexiteers' in SHOCKING interview

NICOLA STURGEON took a massive swipe at leading Brexit supporters Boris Johnson, Jacob Rees-Mogg and Michael Gove during an interview in Brussels, branding them 'mad-Brexiteers'.

May 29 11:32

TOMMY ROBINSON: AN UNWELCOME DEVELOPMENT BEING GROOMED BY AN INCREASINGLY TOTALITARIAN STATE

In the same way – although I do see him more as a rabble-rouser than a racist fanatic – the bizarre denialism of the British Establishment in relation to the nature of Jihadist violence and cultural Islamic rape has helped build the high profile of former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson.

In case you didn’t know, by the way, Tommy Robinson is not his real name. He was born Stephen Christopher Yaxley-Lennon, and he has also had two other aliases, Andrew McMaster and Paul Harris. His family are themselves immigrants – from Eire.

The British Left denies the dysfunctionality of Islamic culture because the vast majority of such immigrants vote Labour. The Conservative Government denies the same thing because it does not wish to lose the disgusting arms trade it has with the unspeakably cruel Saudi royal family.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have posted this because I believe, IF in fact the facts here are true, that it presents a more balanced, nuanced vision of how and why this incident happened, and why Robinson got locked away by a very dysfunctional British court system and government.

If I didn't know better, I would suggest that Prime Minister May, might have metamorphosed into the spirit of Chancellor Adam Sutler from the film "V for Vendetta"!! (And NO, thank you, I don't believe in violence as a way to resolve things!)

May 29 11:07

UK ARMS SALES TO ISRAEL HIT PEAK, AS PRINCE WILLIAM PLANS VISIT TO JERUSALEM

British defense companies made a record amount of money from selling weapons and military hardware to Israel, anti-arms campaigners’ data shows. New figures were revealed ahead of the royal trip to the country in June.
According to Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT), defense contractors made at least £221 million ($294 million) last year from deals with Tel Aviv. That is a significant increase compared to £86 million ($114 million) in 2016. Export licenses to Israel issued by the UK government and tracked down by CAAT cover a wide range of military equipment, ranging from missile components and explosives to body armor and weapon sights.

The news emerges just days after Prince William announced the date of his forthcoming trip to Israel and Palestine. He will arrive on June 25, and is scheduled to travel to Israel’s capital Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Ramallah, where the Palestinian Authority is based. His tour will be the first-ever official trip of a British royal to Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder; is the now three-times father Prince William going to Israel and Palestine, to get a better idea of what has been going on in this conflict, or is he shilling Tel Aviv to buy more British-made weaponry?!?

I would like to hope the reason is the former, rather than the latter, but only time will tell.

May 29 11:04

1984: The UK is Illegally Detaining Two Journalists, Seemingly Making Them Vanish

By Aaron Kesel

The UK government is responsible for the illegal arrest, sentencing, and detainment without trial of two journalists: Julian Assange, who recently had his Internet and communications cut off; and Tommy Robinson, all without any type of legal concession. Argue as you may about Robinson and his colorful past, including shortly being a member of BNP when he was in his twenties, but it’s what got him arrested this time that is the more shocking part of the story...

May 29 10:59

GENE-EDITED SUPER-CROPS TO BE GROWN IN UK FOR THE FIRST TIME

Gene-edited super-crops are to be sown in Britain in a European-first after scientists exploited a legal loophole.

The Government has quietly approved the farming of gene-edited (GE) Camelina oilseed crops as part of a trial to super-charge the plants to produce Omega 3 fish oils, one of the most popular food supplements.

The pilot was approved because, unlike genetically modified (GM) plants, the Camelina oilseed crops contain no foreign DNA. Instead, they had their genetic code altered in a way that could have happened naturally.

Scientists say gene-editing can cut the time it takes to engineer new plants from decades to months. They argue embracing the new technology is vital if Britain is to benefit from GE crops and help maintain a sustainable source of fish oils in face of depleted ocean stocks

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Instead, they had their genetic code altered in a way that could have happened naturally."

But if it DIDN'T happen naturally, how do the scientists believe it "could have"?!?

Playing with the basic building blocks of life (genetic engineering) could well result in an absolute, agricultural, and human, catastrophe here, both to the land, and to the people who ingest this oil.

May 29 10:25

Britain's child obesity disgrace: First official figures reveal 170,000 leave primary school overweight - and 22,000 are dangerously fat

According to NHS figures, just over a third – about 170,000 – of the half a million children who left primary school last year were overweight to some degree. One in five leavers were obese, equivalent to 111,290 pupils. This includes 4.1 per cent, equivalent to 22,646 pupils, who were severely obese.

May 29 10:20

Billionaire financier George Soros says campaign for a second EU referendum will begin in the 'next few days' despite admitting the Brussels project is in 'existential crisis'

Billionaire anti Brexit campaigner George Soros today admitted the EU is in 'existential crisis' as he stepped up his efforts to stop Britain's departure.

The financier said that 'everything that could go wrong has gone wrong' with the Brussels project over the past decade.

He said the 2008 financial crash and the failure to tackle the 2015 migration crisis have fuelled a growing disaffection with the EU project.

But he insisted quitting the bloc will be 'damaging' for the UK and said the anti-Brexit group Best for Britain which he helps fund will unveil a manifesto calling for a second vote on the final deal 'in the coming days'.

May 29 08:58

Dixons to shutter 92 UK Carphone Warehouse shops after profit warning

Dixons Carphone is to close 92 of its 650 stores following a profit warning this morning which sent shares tumbling 20 per cent.

The firm expects pre-tax profits to be £382m in its 2017/18 results out next month, but already predicts profits to fall to £300m in 2018/19. In contrast, for 2016/17 it reported profits of £501m.

May 29 08:55

‘UK behaving like Saudi Arabia’: Geert Wilders calls for release of Tommy Robinson

Anti-Islam Dutch politician Geert Wilders has criticized the arrest of Tommy Robinson, who was detained last week after drawing attention to a trial of an alleged Muslim child abuse gang,“ as an attack on free speech.

"I am here because I am shocked and outraged. What happened in the United Kingdom last week is an absolute disgrace,” the Dutch parliamentarian said while standing outside the UK Embassy in the Hague. “Freedom of speech is being violated all over Europe, and also in Britain. The lights of freedom are going out. Islam critics are taken to court, jailed, or targeted with fatwas.”

May 28 12:06

UK sends warship to Middle East in biggest military deployment in almost 50 years

And in a further indication of the way in which Britain is gearing up for heightened security challenges in the years to come, he has also confirmed that the ship will be equipped with a new missile system developed at a cost of close to £1billion, which is now fully operational.

He also took the opportunity to underline the increased threat posed by Vladimir Putin’s Russia, whose warships have encroached on British waters on numerous occasions in recent years.

Mr Williamson confirmed the decision in a speech to the defence and security think tank the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) yesterday.

The Royal Navy Type-23 Frigate will head for the UK’s £40 million National Support Facility in Bahrain, which was officially opened last month by Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa and the Duke of York, next year.

May 28 12:02

Swift Injustice: The "Terrifying" Case Of Tommy Robinson

The swiftness with which injustice was meted out to Tommy Robinson is stunning. No, more than that: it is terrifying.

Without having access to his own lawyer, Robinson was summarily tried and sentenced to 13 months behind bars. He was then transported to Hull Prison.

Meanwhile, the judge who sentenced Robinson also ordered British media not to report on his case. Newspapers that had already posted reports of his arrest quickly took them down. All this happened on the same day.

In Britain, rapists enjoy the right to a full and fair trial, the right to the legal representation of their choice, the right to have sufficient time to prepare their cases, and the right to go home on bail between sessions of their trial. No such rights were offered, however, to Tommy Robinson.

May 28 09:33

First woman to join the infantry lasts two weeks

The recruit dropped out of an 18-week course after reportedly falling behind her male counterparts on endurance marches and failing other physical tests at a training base in Suffolk.

May 28 09:16

UK Home Office's £885m crim records digi effort: A 'masterclass in incompetence'

The UK government's digitization of its Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) – a system for checking criminal records – is "a masterclass in incompetence," according to a damning report by the government's spending watchdog.

In a dossier published today, Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) said the modernisation programme was yet another example of a Home Office project "marred by poor planning, delays, spiralling costs, and a failure to understand what service users want".

The programme is over four years late and costs are expected to be £229m more than the £656m initially planned. It has seen just a fraction of the demand expected by the Home Office in 2012.

May 28 06:41

FOX NEWS CONFIRMS TOMMY ROBINSON SENTENCED 13 MONTHS FOR REPORTING ON PEDOPHILE GROOMING TRIAL

The head of UKIP says the gag order was beyond authoritarian.

“What kind of police state have we become?” tweeted U.K. Independence Party leader and European MP Gerard Batten.

“I am trying to recall a legal case where someone was convicted of a ‘crime’ which cannot be reported on.”

“Where he can be cast into prison without it being possible to report his name, offence, or place of imprisonment for fear of contempt of court,” he added.

May 27 16:10

Shirt of shame: Britain dishes out £62million in foreign aid to Rwandan dictator who splurges £30million on sponsorship for his beloved Arsenal FC

An impoverished African country which has received hundreds of millions of pounds in aid from British taxpayers is paying £30 million to sponsor Arsenal – one of the world's richest football clubs.

Rwanda, which is getting £62 million this year alone from the UK, has paid the Premier League club to promote the country's tourist industry on players' shirts.

The astonishing deal will also give Rwanda's despotic ruler Paul Kagame and his cronies the use of an exclusive hospitality box at the London club's Emirates Stadium, piles of match-day tickets and access to star players for promotional work.

Last night, furious critics of the UK's £13 billion-a-year foreign aid programme said the deal proves that British taxpayer cash is being flagrantly wasted.

May 27 16:01

Gordon Brown to re-enter Brexit debate to join demands for a second referendum

Gordon Brown will wade back into the Brexit debate this week to demand a second referendum on the final deal.

The ex-Prime Minister will join the Labour Against Brexit campaign seeking to frustrate the 2016 vote to quit the European Union.

May 27 15:56

Work halts on 67-storey Spire London after it was revealed the highest floors of the £800million skyscraper have just one escape stairwell

Works on the enormous Spire London building have ground to a halt after it was revealed residents on the upper floors of the skyscraper will only have access to one escape stairwell.

At 67-storeys tall, the tower was set to be the tallest residential skyscraper in western Europe when opened in 2020 - but the revelations about its lack of safety provisions have raised questions over what the completed project will look like.

May 27 15:50

Elections watchdog budgets £829,000 taxpayers money to plan for EU Parliament polls in 2019 despite them being due weeks AFTER Brexit

The Electoral Commission has earmarked more than £800,000 to run elections to the European Parliament next year despite Brexit.

The election watchdog admitted it was unlikely to ever run the polls because Britain is not supposed to ever elect MEPs again.

But it insisted that it had to prepare for the possibility of polls, which would have been due next spring if Britain had not voted for Brexit.

May 27 15:47

Doctor Who fans slam £230 price tag for 'mug and selfie' with Christopher Eccleston and Peter Capaldi at London Film And Comic Con

Fans of BBC sci-fi series Doctor Who have hit back at London Film And Comic Con organisers after they were told they had to spend £230 to get close to stars Christopher Eccleston and Peter Capaldi.

If loyal fans of the long-running franchise wanted a photo with either former Timelords, they would have to fork out for a 'diamond pass', which pays for a selfie, an 'exclusive mug' and an autograph.

According to The Sun, fans who have booked up for July's event are fuming over the price, calling the expensive fee 'ridiculous'.

May 27 15:39

Is the BBC frittering away YOUR cash on private jets for music stars? Licence fee payers are footing the bill for music festivals headlined by Taylor Swift and Rita Ora

Last night critics questioned how the BBC had managed to pay for a total of eight concerts featuring performances from some of the world’s biggest stars.

Last night critics questioned how the BBC had managed to pay for a total of eight concerts featuring performances from some of the world’s biggest stars.

May 26 09:47

Owner of High Street chemist Boots is accused of 'exploiting cancer patients' by charging the NHS £3,220 for pain relieving mouthwash that can cost £93

The owner of High Street chemist Boots has been accused of 'exploiting cancer patients' by charging the NHS £3,220 for a drug that costs just £93 elsewhere.

Boots' parent company, whose biggest shareholder is Monaco billionaire Stefano Pessina, often supplies the Health Service with a mouthwash that relieves patients of painful sores left after chemotherapy.

The liquid drug is known as a 'special' - an unlicensed medicine bought especially by the NHS to treat patients with particular needs.

Specials cost the NHS £75million a year and can be so expensive some patients are told they can't have them.

Because they are so rarely used, suppliers can charge what they like for them.

May 26 09:46

Pro-EU supporters are being trained to 'ruthlessly target MPs in a series of nationwide roadshows aimed at stopping Brexit'

Pro-EU supporters are being trained to 'ruthlessly' target MPs in a series of nationwide roadshows aimed at stopping Brexit, the Daily Mail has claimed.

The Best for Britain campaign, which is backed by billionaire George Soros, is allegedly using the events to highlight ways activists can 'press the right buttons' to frighten politicians into voting against leaving Europe.

The strategy reportedly includes getting negative stories about MPs in the local and national papers because these will 'get to them on a personal level'.

It also encourages mass phone-ins and letter-writing campaigns to get MPs with slim majorities into believing they will lose their seat if they support Brexit, the paper claims.

May 26 09:42

The bizarre true story of when the UK military tested LSD on Royal Marines

In the kind of clipped BBC English that more frivolous generations associate with comic Harry Enfield's Mr Cholmondley Warner, the narrator explained how the LSD was given to the Royal Marine Commandos “in a cup of wartah.”

“Twenty-five minutes latah, the first effects of the drug became apparent. The men became relaxed and began to giggle.”

They certainly did. The black and white footage from 1964 shows the hitherto ferociously well-drilled servicemen lying flat on their backs, helpless with laughter, or staggering against trees, intoxicated by the hilarity of it all, and by the acid.

“One ahr and ten minutes after taking the drug,” intones the narrator, “With one man climbing a tree to feed the birds, the troop commander gave up, admitting he could no longer control himself or his men.

May 26 09:40

Major Tory Party Donor Says UK PM Should Resign Over Brexit 'Greek Tragedy'

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has been widely criticized by politicians and others in Britain for her poor handling of Brexit negotiations. Her proposal for a customs union partnership with the EU has been the main source of criticism in recent weeks.

A major donor to the ruling UK Conservative Party called on PM May to resign today, insisting that she needs to be “replaced as soon as possible,” according to the Telegraph newspaper.

May 26 09:13

Prince William to visit Jordan, Israel, West Bank in June

The prince will begin his June 24-28 trip in Amman, Jordan, then travel to Jerash in Jordan; Tel Aviv and Jerusalem in Israel; and Ramallah in the West Bank.

May 25 17:40

Tommy Robinson Arrested While Covering Grooming Gang Trial, UK Gov Silences Press With Gag Order

British activist Tommy Robinson was arrested Friday morning outside a courthouse for "breach of the peace" for livestreaming the court cases of ten men accused of participating in "child grooming gangs," aka child rape gangs.

May 25 14:40

Britain is 'BLAMING all its mortal SINS' on Russia, fumes Vladimir Putin

Tensions have soared between Moscow and London in recent months amid the Skripal spy poisoning affair and MH17 investigation.

And the Russian President did not hold back as he condemned the UK while speaking to international news agencies on the margins of the St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF).

He told reporters: "They now blame Russia for Brexit.

"Again, tosh. We have nothing to do with it whatsoever. This is the inner matter of the UK.

"And I guess we can suspect that those who wanted the UK to leave the EU are Russian agents."

May 25 13:58

RAW VIDEO | Tommy Robinson Gets Arrested For Reporting On Muslim Grooming Gangs...

Freedom of speech isn't dying in Great Britain -- It's ALREADY dead.

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May 25 12:27

LME Plans To Launch Yuan-Denominated Metals Futures Markets

In a sign the currency’s status in international finance is on the rise, and just a few short weeks after China unveiled its Yuan-denominated oil futures contract, the CEO of the London Metal Exchange has confirmed that it is planning to introduce yuan-denominated metal products.

May 25 09:57

Assange's refuge in Ecuadorian embassy 'in jeopardy'

Julian Assange's nearly six-year refuge at the Ecuadorian embassy in London is in danger, opening the WikiLeaks founder to arrest by British authorities and potential extradition to the US, multiple sources with knowledge tell CNN.

While Assange has in the past claimed his position in the embassy was under threat, sources say his current situation is "unusually bad" and that he could leave the embassy "any day now," either because he will be forced out or made to feel so restricted that he might choose to leave on his own. His position there is "in jeopardy," one source familiar with the matter said.
Assange's exit from the embassy could open a new phase for US investigators eager to find out what he knows.

May 25 09:55

The Skripal Case Is Being Pushed Down The Memory Hole With Libya and Aleppo

Two months after his earth-shattering assassination, as the world stared spellbound at the weekend’s immensely popular PR spectacle of a royal wedding, Sergei Skripal was quietly discharged from the hospital he’d been staying at. The BBC reports that he is walking and approaching complete recovery.

Wait a second. Haven’t I seen this Python skit before?

So to recap, an ex-spy who had been retired and strategically irrelevant for years was reportedly poisoned by the Kremlin with Novichok, a scary Russian-sounding word which refers to a group of extremely deadly and fast-acting nerve agents that start shutting down the body’s muscles and respiratory system within 30 seconds to two minutes.

Except in the case of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia it was several hours with a leisurely stroll, a meal, and beers in between.

May 25 09:33

Is the US out as Turkey’s top Western arms dealer?

Britain may replace the U.S. as Turkey’s major Western weapons supplier, as the two European nations are set to take a “strategic” turn in an already growing defense relationship.

Turkey and Britain have been negotiating a comprehensive trade agreement in anticipation for the latter’s exit from the European Union.

According to a British diplomat in Ankara, the two NATO allies agree on the importance of “doing the maximum in their capacity in the field of defense.”

“Both partners have a long-term, strategic view of their cooperation on defense technologies,” he said.

May 25 09:25

UK threatens to demand money from EU in Brexit feud over European GPS

Britain told the European Union on Thursday it will demand the repayment of up to 1 billion pounds if the bloc restricts its access to the Galileo satellite navigation system, Europe’s version of GPS.

May 25 09:14

BEX ALERT - Russia in cyber attack plot to 'CRIPPLE the CITY OF LONDON' after football World Cup

An anonymous minister has allegedly said “things are eerily quiet on the Russian front” and the lack of action is making the Government feel uneasy.

The minister has suggested an attack could bring the country’s banking quarter to a standstill.

Nicholas Watt, Newsnight’s Political Editor, revealed on last night’s programme the Government insider had told him: “There is a debate going on in Government, things are eerily quiet on the Russian front.”

According to Mr Watt: “What this minister said is that Moscow is biding its time for the World Cup.

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"Russia is doing nothing ... and that looks SUSPICIOUS!"

May 24 11:06

Russian diplomats must be allowed access to Yulia Skripal to know she’s not held forcibly – embassy

Russia’s Embassy urged London to give direct access to Yulia Skripal after the release of her first interview since the Salisbury attack, since there are doubts that she has been held against her will or forced to make statements.

“We are glad to have seen Yulia Skripal alive and well,” the Russian Embassy in the UK said in a statement. “However, the video shown only strengthens our concerns as to the conditions in which she is being held.”

While the release of Yulia’s interview is most welcome, it “does not discharge the UK authorities from their obligations under Consular Conventions,” Russia’s Embassy reminded.

“The UK is obliged to give us the opportunity to speak to Yulia directly in order to make sure that she is not held against her own will and is not speaking under pressure. So far, we have every reason to suspect the opposite,” the statement reads.

May 24 10:57

New parliamentary motion urges UK government to suspend Israel arms sales

A new parliamentary motion urges the UK government to suspend arms sales to Israel, a move that comes in the aftermath of a massacre of Palestinian demonstrators by the Israeli army.

The Early Day Motion, sponsored by a number of MPs including Labour’s Richard Burden, “notes with concern that UK licences have been granted in the past two years for the export to Israel of categories of arms and arms components”.

Those arms and components include “sniper and assault rifles, pistols, weapon sights, targeting equipment, ammunition for small arms and grenades, smoke canisters, tanks, combat and military helicopters, military support and combat aircraft, and civil riot control protection equipment.”

May 24 10:23

Boris Johnson holds 18-minute phone call with hoax Armenian prime minister

Boris Johnson held an 18-minute phone call with a prankster claiming to be the Armenian prime minister.

The pair talked about Russia, Vladimir Putin and the Salisbury poisoning during the conversation, audio released on Thursday revealed.

A UK diplomatic source later hit back, calling it a "desperate attempt by the Kremlin to save face".

Downing Street confirmed an investigation is underway.

May 24 09:47

'Whistleblower' taped to chair and gagged

A woman who complained of a racist and misogynistic culture in a Scottish government department claims she was taped to a chair and gagged by two male colleagues as a warning to keep quiet.

DeeAnn Fitzpatrick said the restraint took place amid years of bullying and harassment at Marine Scotland's Scrabster office.

The fisheries officer has taken her case to an employment tribunal.

BBC Scotland has obtained a photo of the restraint incident.

May 24 09:23

Germany Pushing to Cut UK Out of Joint Security System After Brexit – Reports

K negotiators have stood up against locking London out of the Galileo satellite program that British companies have helped to create. British media is blaming a German-backed lobby within the European Commission, who see the move as a “pedagogical exercise” for those who want to leave the bloc.

A group of senior officials within the European Commission, backed by Germany, is reported to be lobbying to deny the UK’s government and military access to the Galileo satellite project, which is developing an EU positioning system independent from the United States, Russia and China.

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