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Mar 27 10:55

Number Of Children Forced Into Slavery Hits All-Time High

While the resurgence of human trafficking in war-torn Libya in recent years has occupied the headlines, trafficking in the UK has also climbed to an all-time high, according to the National Crime Agency.

Statistics released by the NCA show the number of potential victims of slavery has increased by 35% to 5,145 since 2016 - the highest since records began in 2009. And it's likely that number will only continue to climb, per RT.

The NCA said most victims are being used for sex or as drug mules by "county lines" groups, which use vulnerable children as couriers to transfer drugs from the city to rural areas.

British nationals comprised the largest group, followed by people from Albania and Vietnam. UK children accounted for 819 referrals, while 777 were Albanians, and 739 were Vietnamese.

Mar 27 10:49

NATO, EU Diplomat Expulsions Push Russia ‘Towards China and Iran’ - Expert

Luca Susic, an Italy-based Balkans and Security analyst, shared his thoughts on the expulsion of Russian diplomats by a number of European and North American countries with Sputnik.

"The decision of many NATO members to expel Russian diplomats represents a new low point for the relations between Russia and Western countries," Susic said in a written comment for Sputnik Monday.

He underscored that there are some aspects that should be carefully considered "before siding with one of the two factions."

Mar 27 10:48

British PM considering MORE moves against Russia and gives new deadline

Britain and the EU could take further measures against Russia by June, Prime Minister Theresa May’s official spokesman has said. The statement came after May said that 130 plus people could have been exposed in Salisbury incident.
The British Government has confirmed they are considering tougher sanctions and announced a June deadline for a report for the EU Council. The UK has been attempting to punish Russia deeming them as "culpable" for the poisoning of Sergei Skripal, a former double agent, and his daughter Yulia.

British Prime Minister Theresa May said that more than 130 people could have been exposed to the nerve agent, identified by the UK as A-234 – also known as ‘Novichok’. "We assess that more than 130 people in Salisbury could have been potentially exposed to this nerve agent," May said in a statement delivered to parliament on Monday. The PM also accused Russia of covering up the use of chemical weapons in Syria by the Assad government, a claim the Kremlin refutes.

Mar 27 10:03

‘Yield to No Pressure’: Slovakia Explains Why It Won’t Expel Russian Diplomats

Commenting on why his country hasn’t joined the expulsion parade of EU countries induced by the UK, Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini has expressed his intolerance towards “theatrical gestures.”

The Russian Embassy in Bratislava has announced Slovakia will not take steps to expel Russian diplomats before the investigation into Skripal’s case ends. The Russian ambassador to Slovakia Aleksei Fedotov met with one of the top officials of the country’s foreign ministry, who informed him about the position.

The Russian envoy stated during the meeting that the attempts to besmirch Russia, which began long before the investigation came to an end, are unsubstantiated. Later the Prime Minister publicly announced that his country would act responsibly.

Mar 27 09:49

Scale of anti-Russia frenzy proves Skripal case was only pretext – Russia’s US embassy

The smoothly coordinated and broad effort that led to the biggest collective expulsion of Russian diplomats in history was likely premeditated, the Russian ambassador to the US has said. The Salisbury incident was just a trigger.

Russia’s ambassador to the US, Anatoly Antonov, has his doubts about Washington's justification behind the expulsion of dozens of the Russian diplomatic staff.

The US alone accounted for over half of all the diplomats that have been forced to leave for Russia. In addition, Washington closed the Russian Consulate in Seattle, citing its proximity to a US naval base and Boeing facilities.

Pointing out that such an explanation leaves no room for the Skripals, Antonov argued that the decision was waiting for a convenient pretext to materialize.

“The scale of inflicted damage and the preceding information campaign speak of the fact that it had been planned beforehand – simply postponed for the right moment,” Antonov told media on Tuesday.

Mar 27 09:43

'Where’s Concrete Proof?': Social Media Reacts to New Wave of Russia Sanctions

The UK imposed a raft of diplomatic sanctions against Russia over its alleged but unproven role in the poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury on March 4. Moscow subsequently expelled 23 British diplomats from the country as part of its tit-for-tat response.

Over a dozen EU member states, in addition to the US and Canada, announced plans to collectively expel over 100 Russian diplomats. The Russian foreign ministry has vowed to announce a “mirror-like response” over the next few days, as it did with the UK.

Mar 27 09:30

WATCH: Quilliam’s Maajid Nawaz Blasts ‘Complicit’ Politicians and Police in Pakistani Grooming Gang Coverup

Counter-extremism campaigner Maajid Nawaz has spoken of his amazement and shame at the “drag” in institutions including the police, the BBC, and politics in responding to the Telford child sexual exploitation scandal, accusing those at the top of society of being paralysed by fear of accusations of racism.

Speaking on Sky News panel-programme The Pledge, Nawaz explained the situation and common characteristics shared by the majority of abusers in grooming gangs in the UK. He also took aim at the establishment figures who had attempted to brush the scandals under the carpet, remarking: “A tragedy that has been going on up and down the country and unfortunately the police and local councils have been complicit in covering up this scandal.

“Time and time again, they have found that British Pakistani and Bangladeshi south-Asian Muslim men, like me, have been involved in grooming underage white girls and targeting them in what I would describe as racially-motivated sexual assault.

Mar 27 09:29

Another Grooming Gang: Abuse on ‘Massive Scale’, Men Drugged and Raped Girls in ‘Sh*g Wagon’

Seven men have been found guilty of grooming and raping underage girls aged 13 to 17, plying them with drink and drugs and abusing them at sex “parties” and in a van known as the “shag wagon”.

The seven-man grooming gang was described as “predatory and cynical” by a judge as the jury announced their decision on Friday following a five-month trial at Oxford Crown Court.

The men, aged between 37 and 48, denied what prosecutors described as “sexual exploitation on a massive scale” — but were found guilty of charges including multiple counts of rape, indecent assault, false imprisonment, and supplying drugs.

Reporting on the gang of what the BBC described as “Oxford men” was previously restricted, and two men involved in the trial still cannot be named for legal reasons.

Mar 27 09:24

False Flags for Newbies

Britain is in a media frenzy over the recent poisoning of the former Russian intelligence service colonel turned British spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury, England. British PM Theresa May demanded that Russia explain itself, claiming that they were poisoned using a nerve agent called “Novichok” (Russian for “Newbie”) that was a product of Soviet biological weapons research. It is no longer produced and the destruction of its stockpiles has been verified by international observers. However, its formula is in the public domain and it can be synthesized by any properly equipped chemical lab, such as Britain's own Porton Down, which, incidentally, is just an 18-minute drive from Salisbury.

Mar 27 09:22

BREXIT BOMBSHELL: EU insiders claim Brussels will TRAP UK into transition deal for DECADES

A LEADING British MEP has revealed the European Union is "delighted" by the transition deal Brssels has struck with Britain because the agreement means the UK will be tied to the bloc's rules and payments for decades to come.

Mar 27 09:00

Jewish Labour activists defend Corbyn as Israel lobby attacks

Jewish Labour activists demonstrated in support of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on Monday afternoon in London.

Left-wing group Jewish Voice for Labour has praised Corbyn’s “consistent commitment to anti-racism” and condemned current right-wing attacks.

The show of support comes after two Israel lobby groups issued a call on Sunday to demonstrate against alleged anti-Semitism in the Labour Party, for which they hold Corbyn responsible.

But Jewish Voice for Labour has called an emergency rally as a counter-demonstration, accusing the Board of Deputies of British Jews and the Jewish Leadership Council of “playing party politics” ahead of May’s local elections.

Mick Davis, chief executive of the ruling Conservative Party, is former chairman of the Jewish Leadership Council – a leading part of the UK’s Israel lobby.

Mar 26 14:14

BBC accused of spiking stories about Facebook, Cambridge Analytica scandal

The BBC has been accused of dropping stories which are linked with the Facebook Cambridge Analytica scandal. The broadcaster is facing questions over why its Panorama show allegedly dropped plans to run stories on the issue.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has apologised for the social media platform allowing Cambridge Analtyica to access its users’ personal data. The political consulting firm reportedly obtained data through a program designed by an ex-employee, Cambridge University researcher Aleksandr Kogan.

Billions were wiped off the stock share price in the wake of the revelations and news sites rushed to cover the rapidly-unfolding story. However, BBC show Panorama has been accused of killing the story by Guardian and Observer journalist Carole Cadwalladr.

Mar 26 14:04

British children being forced into modern slavery in UK as 5,000 potential victims found

British children are being forced into modern slavery in the UK as more potential victims are reported than ever before.

A total of 5,145 potential victims were referred into the system last year, an increase of 35 per cent on the year before, and the National Crime Agency (NCA) believes the number will continue to rise.

The largest group was British citizens (819, more than double the 326 referred in 2016), followed by Albanian and Vietnamese nationals.

The NCA said a rising number of British modern slaves are being reported because of police referring teenage victims exploited by criminal gangs.

Mar 26 13:39

May Fearmongers Russian Threat As Moscow Claims Nerve Agent Also Developed By US

UK Prime Minister Theresa May stood up to update the House of Commons following her visit to Brussels, where she successfully made her case against Russia.

"No other country has the capability, intent, or motive for the attack."

Which failed still to provide actual evidence.. but one could argue - if one were so inclined - that Washington (or its NATO generals) have the capability, intent, and motive to undertake such a messy attack.

Mar 26 13:37

UK Government Preparing To Confiscate Russian Capital "Of Dubious Origin"

According to Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson, warrants for the seizure of Russian capital and assets of doubtful origin have already been issued, according to Sputnik News. The goal is to ensure that any property attained by unknown means is registered, according to the law. Williams said during his speech that Russia's goal was to divide Europe, but that actions of solidarity by Estonia and other European countries have shown "that's not possible."

Mar 26 11:12

Pressure grows on PM over Brexit Cambridge Analytica scandal

The Cambridge Analytica scandal engulfing the official Brexit campaign reached No 10 on Sunday, as campaigners wrote to Theresa May demanding an investigation into what members of her cabinet and her own staff knew.

The letter from the anti-Brexit group Best for Britain came after a whistleblower told the Observer that Vote Leave channelled money through another campaign to a firm linked to the controversial data company Cambridge Analytica in a potential breach of electoral law.

The allegations immediately put pressure on the foreign and environment secretaries, Boris Johnson and Michael Gove, who were leading members of Vote Leave.

Mar 26 11:02

‘No way’ nerve agent could escape UK lab? Russia demands info on Porton Down toxin research

Porton Down lab claims no toxins could have escaped it’s “four walls,” but has never denied the possession of the nerve agent used on the Skripals, the Russian Embassy said, urging the UK to disclose its chemical warfare program.

The origin of the mysterious nerve agent, used on March 4 to poison former Russian double-agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury, has been the main point of contention in the unraveling international scandal. While Britain claims that the alleged A-234 nerve agent – also known as Novichok – was a Soviet development and thus could only have been used by Russia, Moscow contends that the chemical has since been studied by numerous parties and could have been re-engineered elsewhere, including in the UK itself.

Mar 26 11:00

End of the EU: Member states are BREAKING away from Brussels over Brexit

BREXIT Secretary David Davis suggested EU member states are now starting to break off from the European Union's common withdrawal strategy to protect their economies from a hard exit.

Mar 26 10:58

‘Britain is a security risk’: EU bosses to ban UK from hi-tech military project WE FUNDED

THE EUROPEAN Union is planning to exclude the UK from a vital £2.3billion GPS security system that it helped to fund after stating that Brexit was a “security risk”, it has been reported.

Mar 26 10:58

'Bordering on BANDITRY' Putin attacks UK as tensions SOAR over Russian spy poisoning

VLADIMIR Putin's spokesman has attacked Theresa May for claiming the poisoning of Russian double agent Sergei Skripal in Salisbury was ordered by the Kremlin.

Mar 26 10:57

President Trump to Expel 60 Russian Intelligence Officers

Well, this will be a stab in the heart of the bogus narrative that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government to defeat Hillary Clinton in the presidential election.

The Trump Administration has reportedly ordered 60 Russian government officials to be expelled from the country’s consulate in Seattle. The move came after pressure from our partners in the United Kingdom, who suffered a [alleged] Russian assassination plot on their own soil.

Mar 26 09:25

30,000 Britons March for Donald Trump - Make Britain Great Again

Mar 26 08:44

30 Questions That Journalists Should Be Asking About The Skripal Case

1. Why have there been no updates on the condition of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in the public domain since the first week of the investigation?

2. Are they still alive?

3. If so, what is their current condition and what symptoms are they displaying?

4. In a recent letter to The Times, Stephen Davies, Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust, wrote the following:

“Sir, Further to your report (“Poison exposure leaves almost 40 needing treatment”, Mar 14) may I clarify that no patients have experienced nerve agent poisoning in Salisbury and there have only ever been three patients with significant poisoning.”

Mar 26 08:22

U.K. to Order Facebook, Google to Redo Data Policies, Times Says

The U.K. government will direct Facebook Inc., Alphabet Inc.’s Google, Twitter Inc. and other tech companies to simplify their data management policies for consumers after disclosures about recent breaches, the Sunday Times reported.

Matt Hancock, the U.K. digital, culture and media secretary, told the newspaper that the digital powerhouses were failing to provide users with clear and concise terms and conditions for how personal data is used. His goal is to get the information onto one page.

Mar 25 17:54

Royal Navy has FIVE ships ready for operations as vessels 'cannibalised' for parts

ONLY five of the Royal Navy's 19 frontline frigates and destroyers are available for operations, with just two in foreign waters, due to maintenance and crew pressures.

Mar 25 09:39

£1.75M-A-YEAR SNOB LINEKER MOCKS “SLIMEY, SMELLY” FISHERMEN

Gary Lineker’s mask slips once again – the £1.75 million-a-year BBC presenter reveals his contempt for hard-working fishermen as he dubs skipper Aaron Brown “slimey” and “slippery”.

Mar 25 09:27

EU official REVEALS what Juncker REALLY tells Theresa May behind closed door

EU OFFICIAL Emily O'Reilly revealed Commission boss Jean-Claude Juncker warned the bloc would strip the United Kingdom of all benefits of membership to punish the country for voting Brexit.

Mar 25 09:27

THIS Brexit tactic from Theresa May will destroy EU unity and set off Brussels infighting

THE appearance of EU unity looks set to crack in the next few weeks as Britain's carefully-managed strategy in talking directly to nation-states is set to pay off when Brexit talks move onto trade, according to the BBC's European correspondent.

Mar 25 09:02

Russian MoD Says A234 Nerve Agent Allegedly Used Against Skripal Developed in US

The United States was developing the gas A-234, we have a document that confirms this, said the head of the laboratory for chemical and analytical control of the scientific center of the Russian Defense Ministry Igor Rybalchenko.

"The fact is that back in 1998 when we looked through another version of the spectral library, which was published by the National Bureau of Standards of the United States (NBS), we found a substance there that we found interesting since it was an organophosphorus substance. And we realized that it must have a strong lethal effect. Now it turns out that, judging by the name of this substance, it was just the same nerve agent, A-234," Igor Rybalchenko said.

According to the scientist, this substance was added to the US database by a member of the US Army Armament Research and Development Center.

Mar 24 11:20

Why the UK, the EU and the US Gang-Up on Russia

For the greater part of a decade the US, the UK and the EU have been carrying out a campaign to undermine and overthrow the Russian government and in particular to oust President Putin. Fundamental issues are at stake including the real possibility of a nuclear war.

The most recent western propaganda campaign and one of the most virulent is the charge launched by the UK regime of Prime Minister Theresa May. The Brits have claimed that Russian secret agents conspired to poison a former Russian double-agent and his daughter in England , threatening the sovereignty and safety of the British people. No evidence has ever been presented. Instead the UK expelled Russian diplomats and demands harsher sanctions, to increase tensions. The UK and its US and EU patrons are moving toward a break in relations and a military build-up.

A number of fundamental questions arise regarding the origins and growing intensity of this anti-Russian animus.

Mar 24 11:11

Russia is a 'THREAT TO EUROPE' and we must stand together against Putin, May tells EU

THERESA May will tonight warn EU leaders that Vladimir Putin's Russia poses a long-term security threat to the whole of Europe. At a summit in Brussels, the Prime Minister is to issue a plea for unity across the bloc in the face of the Russian aggression demonstrated by the nerve agent outrage in Salisbury.

Mar 24 11:10

Germany’s Bundesbank tells banks to QUIT UK as Brexit transition deal 'not guaranteed'

EU regulators have told banks to prepare to QUIT the UK as the Brexit countdown begins.

Mar 24 11:09

BREXIT WARNING: EU threatens May ANY attempt to trade with USA will be 'UNACCEPTABLE'

THE EUROPEAN UNION has issued a stern warning to Britain that any attempt to strike a separate trade deal with Donald Trump's America could scupper a EU-UK agreed.

Mar 24 09:37

UK's Porton Down denies it could have been source of nerve agent that poisoned ex-spy

Britain's military research facility at Porton Down said it could not have been the source of the nerve agent that poisoned Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the city of Salisbury this month, the BBC reported on Friday.

The BBC quoted Porton Down Chief Executive Gary Aitkenhead as saying there was "no way" the substance could have come from its laboratories as Russia has suggested.

He said the laboratory had the "highest levels" of controls and security, the BBC said.

Russia denies any involvement in the attack on the pair who have been critical in hospital since they were found unconscious on March 4 on a bench in Salisbury.

Russia's EU ambassador Vladimir Chizhov noted in an interview with the BBC earlier this week that the Porton Down lab is only eight miles (11km) from Salisbury, insinuating that may have been the source

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF Porton Down Chief Executive Gary Aitkenhead is making this statement, one has to wonder then, if its leadership was given orders from the highest level of the British government to make this happen, as something to be blamed on Russia.

And of course, one has to recall Porton Down's egregious history, when it came to experiments on human beings:

There are also examples of government-run research that took advantage of the vulnerability of the subjects to ensure their participation and which resulted in the subjects experiencing severe harms, such as the Tuskegee Syphilis trials or the UK-run Porton Down chemical experiments in which 11,000 military personnel were exposed to mustard and nerve gas between 1939 and 1989.

Wait, am I reading this correctly?!? 11,000 guys were exposed at Porton Down to these chemicals?!?

Mengele would have been so proud!!

So NO, Porton Down Chief Executive Gary Aitkenhead; morally "squeaky clean", and the institution you represent are mutually exclusive, and for damned good historical reason.

And the question no one is asking is, why would Putin do this, so many years after the damage had been done to Russian intelligence?!?

The short answer is, he wouldn't; Prime Minister Theresa May is playing this for all it's worth, because Brexit is falling apart at the seams, and she is desperate for a distraction.

I can tell you, Prime Minister May, this is absolutely not working.

Mar 23 09:46

Number of children in poverty surges by 100,000 in a year, figures show

Government statistics show 4.1 million children now living in relative poverty compared with four million the previous year, accounting for more than 30 per cent of children

Mar 23 09:28

Kremlin: UK’s Brilliant Political Heritage Degraded Under Hostile Policy

London has abandoned its "immense" political traditions and the culture of dispute in favor of a "predictably hostile" policy, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in an interview with RT news channel.

UK Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson has accused Russia of being behind this month’s nerve agent attack in Salisbury. Asked how Moscow should respond to the UK’s expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats, he told it to "go away and shut up."

Commenting on the UK’s culture of dispute, Peskov told RT it was getting "lower and lower." "What we see is the country of Byron and Shakespeare, the country of Conan-Doyle, the country that used to be a brilliant empire with immense political traditions of diplomacy and so on and so forth, it turned into a country where politicians are making, let me humbly say, irresponsible statements," he said.

Mar 23 09:26

Austria Not Expelling Russian Diplomats Over Skripal Case - Chancellor Kurz

Austria will not expel Russian diplomats amid the international scandal over the poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal in the United Kingdom, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Friday.

"The Russian diplomats will not be expelled from Austria," Kurz said upon arrival at the EU summit in Brussels.

Mar 23 09:16

EU recalls Russia envoy, backs UK belief Moscow ‘highly likely’ responsible for Skripal poisoning

EU leaders see “no plausible alternative explanation” for the Skripal poisoning and are set to recall their ambassador to Russia for consultations, pressured by the UK to hold the Kremlin responsible for it without due process.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Great Britain and the EU are trying to "Iraq" Russia, building a case that Russia has chemical weapons of mass destruction and must be attacked now to stop Russia from using chemical weapons on ... someone.

My concern here is that for this to succeed, there will have to be a false-flag chemical weapons attack on a wide scale, to be blamed on Russia.

Mar 23 08:57

UK Court Allows Blood Samples to be Taken from Skripals for OPCW Testing

Moscow has repeatedly demanded that London should abide by the Convention on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and provide Russia with access to the samples of the nerve-agent which was allegedly used to poison Sergei Skripal and his daughter.

Mar 23 08:55

UK Prime Minister Announces Nerve Agent Type in Skripal Poisoning Investigation

Skripal and his daughter have been in hospital in a critical condition since March 4 and are being treated for exposure to what the UK experts believe to be the A234 nerve agent. The UK side claimed that this substance was related to the Novichok class nerve agents developed in the Soviet Union. UK Prime Minister Theresa May has accused Russia of orchestrating the attack on the former intelligence officer and expelled 23 Russian diplomats as a punitive measure.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To discover if you are being lied to, look for what should be there and isn't, and what should be there and isn't is a MOTIVE for Putin to do this at this particular time, just before his election, just before the World Cup, years after Skripal betrayed his country.

Putin gains nothing.

The Russophobes gain more Russia-bashing!

Mar 22 17:56

'Highly likely' Russia behind attack - EU leaders

EU leaders have agreed with the UK government that it is "highly likely" Russia is responsible for the nerve agent attack in the UK.

In a statement, the European Council of EU leaders agreed "there is no plausible alternative explanation".

Mar 22 12:06

The Deep State Breaks Surface

It took me a minute to find out that Cambridge Analytica is owned by a British company, SCL Ltd, which in effect does exactly the same activities in the UK that Cambridge Analytica was undertaking in the US.

Mar 22 11:59

Offensive Jokes: The UK's Latest Absurd National Security Threat

This time, the UK brought to justice a comedian who taught his girlfriend’s dog how to do a Roman salute.

On Tuesday, Scottish YouTuber Mark Meechan - better known as “Count Dankula” - was found guilty of the hate crime of being “Grossly Offensive” for teaching a pug how to imitate the fascist gesture.

The stunt was not meant to promote fascism or white supremacy in any way and was merely a joke done to irritate Count Dankula’s girlfriend. The court appeared unfazed by this argument, and found him guilty of a crime that could result in two months of jail-time.

Mar 22 10:47

Why Russia's Military Edge Reassures

Maria Zakharova, Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, shoots from the lip and never misses. She calls the whole shenanigans out of Britain concerning the alleged spy-poisoning affair for what it is – a “grandiose provocation”.
Bang on target. Spare the words and head-wrecking argumentation.

On a recent Russian TV debate show, 60 Minutes, the feisty and articulate Zakharova not only summed up the farce of the latest British propaganda stunt. She put it in the context of several other similar provocations, from allegations against Russia over Ukrainian aggression to the Olympics doping scandal.

They are indeed all "grandiose provocations" that are hardly worth deliberating on. So baseless and fatuous are these claims leveled by Washington and London in particular.

Mar 22 10:09

Russia is fighting a lethal enemy

London’s boorish behaviour has resulted in a fiery reaction within Russia – from indignation to jokes about “Little Britain”. Sadly, such derision is not the best possible answer. For we are dealing with a threat that is far from comical, and the entire history of relations between Russia and Britain is proof of that.

Great Britain’s behaviour in the Skripal affair is openly provocative: accusations against Russia, a recommendation to “put a sock in it”, declarations about Putin’s personal involvement. All of this, of course, is causing indignation in Russia.

But if it is possible to understand our civil society’s indignation, deriding Britain and her elites is totally incorrect. Discourse about “Little Britain”, about how “Lil’ England” has lost its influence and is slandering Russia in an impotent rage look strange. All of this is not even suitable as banal retaliatory propaganda, seeing as it is a distortion of reality.

Mar 22 09:38

Germany, France Reject UK-Proposed Russia Sanctions Over Skripal Case

Germany and France were the first to speak at the EU foreign ministers’ meeting against the UK proposal to impose anti-Russia sanctions in the wake of claims that Moscow was responsible for the nerve agent attack on Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal, a European diplomatic source told Sputnik Wednesday.

On Monday, the 28 EU foreign ministers met in Brussels to discuss a number of key international issues, as well as the poisoning of Sergei Skripal in Salisbury. Following the meeting, the EU Foreign Affairs Council issued a statement saying that it "takes extremely seriously" the United Kingdom's position on Russia's involvement in the poisoning incident.

Mar 22 09:38

Assange agrees to share ‘evidence’ in Cambridge Analytica probe by British MPs

WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange may soon give evidence to a Parliamentary Committee about Cambridge Analytica, a voter-profiling company which accessed data of some 50mn Facebook users, triggering an international scandal.

“I have accepted a request by the select committee of the UK parliament @CommonsCMS to give evidence, via video link, about Cambridge Analytica, and other matters, later this month,” Assange, currently holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, said on Twitter.

Mar 22 09:34

Queen cringed when Charles's valet Michael Fawcett - who became his 'Rasputin' - was mentioned… but in the Prince's eyes he could do no wrong

To sell seats at his fund-raising dinners in royal palaces, Charles relied heavily on two men who disliked each other intensely.

One was his valet Michael Fawcett and the other was Robert Higdon, the head of his charity foundation in America. And it was the valet who unquestionably had the upper hand.

At fund-raising dinners, he’d stand behind Charles, waiting for a royal click of the fingers to signal that his boss needed something.

He knew precisely how to please him. When the Prince arranged to have a dinner for donors in Hong Kong, for instance, Fawcett shipped over a full set of eighteenth-century china and glasses from England. He also brought a set of special bells used by Charles to summon his staff.

Mar 22 09:32

'Sack Clown' Boris: Johnson's Hitler-Russia Comparison Angers Social Media Users

Social media users have joined the Kremlin spokesperson in condemning the comment by the UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who has compared the upcoming the World Cup in Russia to the 1936 Olympics under Hitler.

"It is absolutely outrageous statement, it does not fit the Foreign Minister of the country… It is undoubtedly offensive and unacceptable," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Thursday.

On Wednesday, the UK Foreign Sec agreed with a Labour lawmaker who likened the World Cup hosted by Russia this summer to Adolf Hitler's use of the 1936 Olympics for political purposes.

Mar 22 09:30

Fearing Russia 101: UK news service for kids says Putin may be ‘most dangerous leader since Hitler’

In case pupils in the UK don’t understand the headlines on Russia and its president, a special publication for kids explains how “toxic Putin” is poisoning the West, without bothering to distinguish between fact and allegation.

The Day, a news website that produces short articles about current affairs meant to be used as teaching aids in British schools, has offered students two alternatives to believe about Vladimir Putin: he is either Europe’s “most dangerous leader since Hitler,” or a puffed up figure attacking other nations out of weakness.

Mar 22 09:27

Sh*thole Watch: Air Ambulance Called to More Stabbings and Shootings than Road Accidents in Sadiq Khan’s London

Dr. Gareth Grier, the Air Ambulance service’s lead clinician, said it is now “not unusual now for our teams to perform open-chest surgery for stab wounds twice in a single day,” adding: “This would have been unheard of a few years back.”

He tried to offer the public some reassurance by telling them his team’s “world-leading treatments mean that we can give these [stabbing and shooting victims] and other patients we treat the best possible chance of survival.”

Meanwhile, apologists for city Mayor Sadiq Khan, who has overseen a massive rise in crime and terror attacks since he took office in 2016, have tried to downplay the news, noting that the number of collisions attended by Air Ambulance crews declined compared to 2016 — but this does not disguise the fact that the number of shootings and stabbings attended increased by 60.

Mar 22 09:07

Russian MFA summons all ambassadors to a meeting on Skripal case

Briefing by Director of the Foreign Ministry Department for Non-Proliferation and Arms Control Vladimir Yermakov, Moscow, March 21, 2018

Mar 21 11:57

Stay focused Brexiters – Russia is not the enemy

Better to live free for a day in a Britain full of rogue killers than to live a thousand years as the slaves of Brussels

Mar 21 11:52

30 Questions Journalists Should Be Asking About Skripal Case

There are a lot of issues around the case of Sergei and Yulia Skripal which, at the time of writing, are very unclear and rather odd. There may well be good and innocent explanations for some or even all of them. Then again there may not. This is why it is crucial for questions to be asked where, as yet, there are either no answers or deeply unsatisfactory ones.

Mar 21 08:59

Russiagate Comes to England

I don’t know what happened in Salisbury England on March 4th, but it appears that the British government doesn’t know either. Prime Minister Theresa May’s speech before Parliament last Monday was essentially political, reflecting demands that she should “do something” in response to the mounting hysteria over the poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. After May’s presentation there were demands from Parliamentarians for harsh measures against Russia, reminiscent of the calls for action emanating from the U.S. Congress over the allegations relating to what has been called Russiagate.

Mar 21 08:33

George Galloway delivers bombastic blast on Sergei Skripal

Mar 21 08:31

UK-Russia: May warns Putin 'there is MORE to come' as tensions SOAR

BRITAIN is clamping down on the on private jet passengers flying into the country as part of the response to the salisbury nerve gas attack on Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, according to security chiefs.

Mar 21 08:31

BEX ALERT - May’s crackdown on Putin ‘hampered by wealth Russians in UK’

Mrs May announced last week plans to expel 23 Russia diplomats over the nerve-agent attack on former double agent Sergei Skripal and daughter Yulia in Salisbury on March 4.

Russia has repeatedly denied any involvement as tensions between Moscow and London soar as the Prime Minister takes a hard line over the attack.

Nigel Gould-Davies, an associate fellow in the Russia and Eurasia program at the Chatham House think tank, warned Mrs May's options are limited as a result the high number of wealthy Russians living in the UK and the consequent benefits for the UK’s economy.

Mr Gould-Davies said: “Russia is a skilful and growing threat to the UK, yet Russia's elite uses the UK, like no other country, to legitimate and protect its wealth.

Mar 21 08:30

May ambushed in parliament over Tories’ extensive links to shady research firm Cambridge Analytica

Theresa May was ambushed in parliament over Tory links to shady political research firm Cambridge Analytica (CA). It’s reported that the party received more than £700,000 ($985,000) in donations from a director of the company.

Mar 21 08:16

Trump voices concerns to Putin over new Russian armaments - report

US President Donald Trump expressed concerns over new Russian armaments in a phone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, The New York Times reported citing sources in the US administration.

During their call, "a senior official said, Mr. Trump told Mr. Putin he had been concerned by a recent speech in which Mr. Putin talked about Russia developing an "invincible" intercontinental cruise missile and a nuclear torpedo that could outsmart all American defenses," the report said.

The US leader also "raised the nuclear threat" in phone conversations with UK Prime Minister Theresa May, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, according to the paper.

Mar 21 08:12

Britain Planning Secret Cyberattack on Russia?

US-dominated NATO is waging political and economic war on Russia, things potentially heading for somethings far more serious because the Kremlin fails to take effective countermeasures.

Diplomacy doesn’t work with Washington and its rogue allies. Pursuing it is a sign of Russian weakness, not strength, encouraging the West to push harder against Moscow – a dangerous situation worsened by the US/UK-orchestrated Skripal affair.

Is cyberattacking Russia the next shoe to drop? According to an unnamed high-level UK official, Theresa May-led Tories may launch a secret cyberattack against Moscow in response to the alleged poisoning of Sergey Skripal and his daughter the Kremlin had nothing to do with – a joint operation with Washington if initiated.

America calls the shots. Britain and other NATO countries follow its lead, going along with its imperial agenda, including Cold War 2.0 hostility toward Russia.

Mar 21 07:51

Britain may be behind attack on Skripal's daughter: Russia foreign ministry

A Russian Foreign Ministry official said Wednesday that Britain may be behind a chemical attack on Yulia Skripal, daughter of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal.

"Logic suggests that there are only two possible things," Vladimir Yermakov, head of the ministry's non-proliferation and arms control department, told a meeting with foreign ambassadors based in Moscow.

"Either the British authorities are not able to provide protection from such a, let's say, terrorist attack on their soil, or they, whether directly or indirectly, I am not accusing anyone, have orchestrated an attack on a Russian citizen", Yermakov said.

Mar 20 18:01

Flashback: Orange to remove mobile mast from 'tower of doom', where cancer rate has soared

A mobile phone company is to remove a mast from a block of flats after seven residents were struck down by cancer.

Three have died and another four have battled the disease since two masts were erected on the roof of the five-storey block which has become known locally as the Tower of Doom.

The cancer rate on the top floor - where residents of five of the eight flats have been affected and the three who died all lived - is 20 per cent, ten times the national average.

Mar 20 15:48

Police have lost track of 500 rapists, paedophiles and sex offenders - with some having disappeared more than a DECADE ago

Police have lost tabs on nearly 500 registered sex offenders in Britain, newly released figures reveal.

The missing include rapists and paedophiles, including some who disappeared more than a decade ago, according to a Sky News investigation.

Figures released by 41 police forces show the number of convicted sex offenders whose whereabouts are unknown is 485, a jump of more than 20% in the last three years.

Mar 20 15:46

Corbyn risks fresh backlash by saying he can 'do business' with Putin and repeating call for Russia to be handed sample of Salisbury nerve agent

Jeremy Corbyn today risked reigniting the row over his soft stance on Russia by insisting he could still 'do business' with Vladimir Putin.

The Labour leader repeated his call for the UK to give Moscow a nerve agent sample from the Salisbury attack - suggesting that would allow them to say 'categorically' whether they were responsible.

Even though Mr Corbyn also stressed that 'all fingers point' towards Russia's involvement, the comments will again infuriate Labour MPs.

They will also fuel speculation of a split between the leader and his close ally John McDonnell, who struck a notably tougher tone over the weekend by suggesting the attack on Serge Skripal and daughter Yulia was 'highly likely' to be a state-backed assassination attempt.

Mar 20 11:15

"No Patients Have Experienced Symptoms Of Nerve Agent Poisoning In Salisbury"

The London Times reported on March 14th that 40 people in Salisbury needed treatment because of poisoning. A reader's letter to the paper written by "Steven Davies - Consultant in emergency medicine, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust" disputes that report. (The NHS database lists Davies, GMC membership number 4122151, as specialist in accident and emergency services at the Salisbury District Hospital.) The letter seems to say that none of the hospital's patients were effected by "nerve agents" at all:

Sir, Further to your report "Poison exposure leaves almost 40 needing treatment", Mar 14), may I clarify that no patients have experienced symptoms of nerve agent poisoning in Salisbury and there have only been ever been three patients with significant poisoning.

Mar 20 11:09

Russia’s Reaction to the Insults of the West is Political Suicide

The onslaught of western Russia bashing in the past days, particularly since the alleged poison attack by a Soviet-era nerve agent, Novichok (the inventor of which, by the way, lives in the US), on a Russian double agent, Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, has been just horrifying. Especially by the UK. Starting with PM May, who outright accused Russia of using chemical weapons (CW) on UK grounds, without delivering any evidence. Strangely, there is no indication where Skripal and his daughter are, in which hospital the pair is being treated, no poison analysis is being published, they cannot be visited; there is absolutely no evidence of the substance they allegedly have been poisoned with – do Sergei and Yulia actually exist as victims of a poison attack?

Mar 20 10:46

The Truth About Broken Britain

Mar 20 10:34

Blairite Labour MPs ‘Plot New Pro-EU Party’ with Lib Dems and Tory Europhiles

Senior Labour MPs opposed to Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership have been meeting with the Liberal Democrats in secret talks about setting up a “centrist” pro-Brussels party, sources have claimed.

The Labour leader’s caution over blaming Russia for the Salisbury poisoning was a “watershed moment” that “has caused a number of people to question why we are in this party”, a former member of the Shadow Cabinet told The Times.

Hoping to launch a new party in Spring 2019 after Brexit, sources present at the meetings said ‘Start Again’ has emerged as its working title out of a range of possible names, including Back Together, the Democrats, and Regain.

Politicians involved in the talks include past Labour leadership candidate Chuka Umunna, former shadow chancellor Chris Leslie, and Anna Soubry, the arch-globalist Tory MP who claimed it was a “myth” that mass migration put pressure on public services because migrants are “fit young men”.

Mar 20 10:23

Leading by example: UK.gov's secure server setup is patchy at best

Many .gov websites 'broken, misconfigured or insecure'

Mar 20 10:22

Brit police forces spend peanuts on cybercrime training

The police force covering the base of the UK's electronic spy agency, GCHQ, in Cheltenham, England, has admitted that it has spent nothing at all on cybercrime training over the past few years.

Gloucestershire Police, whose patch, ironically, covers the sigint specialists' headquarters, said it had just 11 trained cybercrime cops and spends nothing on cybercrime training.

Across the country, police forces have spent just £1.3m on cybercrime training courses over the past few years, according to a survey by the Conservative-leaning think tank Parliament Street.

Mar 20 09:07

BBC Defends Missed Telford Grooming Gangs Coverage After ‘Hundreds of Complaints’

The BBC’s news editor has defended their lack of coverage of the Telford of grooming gang revelations, insisting the corporation is doing the “right thing” in relation to grooming gangs generally.

On the BBC’s NewsWatch programme, presenter Samira Ahmed also revealed they had received “hundreds” of complaints about a perceived initial reluctance to cover the allegations.

Responding to the BBC’s own Ms. Ahmed, James Stephenson, News Editor of BBC News and Current Affairs, admitted that on Monday, after the story broke over the weekend, they did not feature the story on their front-page, and covered it only briefly in their paper review the day before.

Mar 20 08:28

Internal border checks must stay until EU can ‘effectively’ shield its borders – German minister

Internal border checks must stay in place in Germany for as long as the EU fails to protect its external borders, newly-appointed German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said, slamming the Schengen Agreement.

“As things stand now, there are not too many border points in Germany that are permanently occupied,” Seehofer told German weekly newspaper Die Welt am Sonntag.

Mar 20 08:25

Evidence before accusations: Austria asks for full-fledged Skripal investigation

It’s premature to pin the blame in the Skripal poisoning case without first conducting a proper investigation, Austria’s foreign minister has said. The UK has already picked Russia as a boogey man in the incident.

Speaking in Brussels on Monday, Karin Kneissl said that she viewed the poisoning of former double-agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury, England, as “abhorrent.” However, unlike its British counterparts, Austria wants to have the full picture before casting blame on someone specifically.

"Our position is: First there is the need to establish a full picture of events in joint cooperation with the Chemical agency [Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)] and all those involved” the foreign minister said.

Mar 20 08:20

Giant Putin Portrait Reportedly Appears Over UK Foreign Office Building

A group calling themselves the 'Philosoraptors' have released a video appearing to show a giant portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin projected over the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London.

The light display features Putin, accompanied by the pop-up text "Miss Me?", in an apparent reference to the popular TV series Sherlock, where it the phrase is uttered by the show's main antagonist.

UPDATE: A Foreign Office spokeswoman has since denied that the projection actually occurred.

Mar 19 13:37

Channeling Goebbels: Guardian goes full fascist in its portrayal of Putin

In early 1935, the Nazis unleashed an anti-Bolshevik campaign which it initiated with a series of traveling exhibits on the dangers of world Communism. This poster comes from the exhibit in Karlsruhe, the capital city of the German state of Baden. But its imagery is found in almost all of the posters of this exhibit.

Here Bolshevism is represented as a huge red spider, whose head is the familiar grinning skull topped with the red star. Sitting in the Soviet Union, the legs of the spider can still reach out to threaten the entire world.
The Guardian rip-off of Josef Goebbels' Nazi propaganda even copied the red star associated with communist ideology. How stupid - Putin and today's Russia are as capitalistic as it gets.

Mar 19 12:20

How Britain Destroyed the Palestinian Homeland

When I was a child growing up in a Gaza refugee camp, I looked forward to November 2. On that day, every year, thousands of students and camp residents would descend upon the main square of the camp, carrying Palestinian flags and placards, to denounce the Balfour Declaration.

Truthfully, my giddiness then was motivated largely by the fact that schools would inevitably shut down and, following a brief but bloody confrontation with the Israeli army, I would go home early to the loving embrace of my mother, where I would eat a snack and watch cartoons.

At the time, I had no idea who Balfour actually was, and how his "declaration" all those years ago had altered the destiny of my family and, by extension, my life and the lives of my children as well.

Mar 19 09:42

The farcical reality behind Theresa May’s “novichok” story

We already know UK PM Theresa May misrepresented the Russian law on executing terrorists in foreign lands, in order to bolster her currently evidence-free claims of Russian culpability in the poisoning of ex-MI6 employee Sergey Skripal. Her narrative remains, as of March 15, bald and unconvincing. But it seems things may be about to get even worse for her and what some see as her bid to “Falklandise” her flagging premiership. It seems the “nerve agent” she claims was used to attack Skripal and his daughter may not actually exist.

Mar 19 09:39

Parties across UK nations sign pledge to REVERSE Brexit amid Northern Ireland warnings

POLITICIANS from across the British Isles are pledging to unite to force the UK back into the European Union after it was claimed the Northern Ireland border issue is a “a powder keg” which could ignite at any moment.

Mar 19 09:38

'I agree with May!' McDonnell turns AGAINST Corbyn Russia stance blaming PUTIN for attack

JEREMY Corbyn's response to the presumed Russia attack on British soil took another twist today as the Labour leader's top ally John McDonnell blamed Vladimir Putin for the incident and backed the UK Government.

Mar 19 09:38

‘Utter folly!’ Remoaners try to use Russian poisoning as reason to STOP BREXIT

REMAINERS hell-bent on stopping Brexit are to claim the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Salisbury illustrates why the UK needs to remain in the European Union.

Mar 19 09:35

BEX ALERT - UK water supply in DANGER? Government ADMITS potential Russian strike would cause CHAOS

TWO SENIOR Government politicians have today revealed that Britain is prepared for a large-scale cyber attack from Russia, following the escalating tensions between the two countries.

Mar 19 09:34

Child Sex Crimes Soar by 30 Per Cent in Sadiq Khan’s London as Public Anger Over Grooming Gangs Grows

The number of sexual offences committed against children in Sadiq Khan’s London has soared to 1,200 in the last year, new figures show.
Statistics show the number of child sexual exploitation cases in 2017 had risen by 30 per cent on the previous year, the Evening Standard reports.

The figures were released on Friday, when the Metropolitan Police co-hosted a conference to raise awareness of the problem with children’s charity Barnardo’s, which has launched a pilot scheme to help child victims of rape and sexual exploitation.

“Children who have been sexually exploited can feel completely powerless, and being raped or sexually assaulted often causes debilitating levels of trauma,” said Jessica Juon, assistant director of children’s services at Barnardo’s London, explaining it is important to help victims feel safe.

Mar 19 09:33

UPDATE: Account Restored – YouTube Bans The Daily Mail For ‘Violating Community Guidelines’

YouTube has banned the official channel of The Daily Mail, one of the United Kingdom’s longest-running tabloid newspapers.

Users navigating to the newspaper’s official YouTube page as of Saturday evening (EST) are greeted by a page informing them that the account has been suspended for violating “community guidelines.”

The newspaper, founded in 1896, is a frequent target of the British left for its conservative positions. The paper backed the campaign for Brexit in 2016.

Links to previous videos from the official Daily Mail account are no longer operational, instead directing users to blank videos featuring an “account terminated” message.

Mar 19 09:28

UK: Ross Kemp Had to ‘Wear the Same Body Armour I Wore in Syria’ for Documentary on Multicultural Birmingham

Soap star turned investigative journalist Ross Kemp has said he had to wear the same body armour he wore in Syria while filming in Birmingham, England.
The 53-year-old, famous in Britain for his role as EastEnders hardman Grant Mitchell, was filming with armed response and counter-terror units attached to West Midlands Police, the British Transport Police, Northumberland Police, and South Yorkshire Police, the Birmingham Mail reports.

Kemp has fronted a number of documentaries on the war in Afghanistan, post-apartheid South Africa, and other extreme locations since he stepped away from the long-running soap opera — but the Mail reports he considered working in multicultural Birmingham his most shocking experience yet.

Mar 18 21:26

Flashback: Warning of future UK power shortages

There is a growing risk of power shortages over the next few years, according to a report commissioned for the prime minister.

The Royal Academy of Engineering said the closure of older power plants and the slow progress in building news ones was likely to stretch the system "close to its limits".

Mar 18 17:25

‘Utter folly!’ Remoaners try to use Russian poisoning as reason to STOP BREXIT

REMAINERS hell-bent on stopping Brexit are to claim the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Salisbury illustrates why the UK needs to remain in the European Union.

Sir Vince Cable will say today that following the nerve agent attack earlier this month, Britain will be safer from similar attacks in the future if it is part of the bloc.

Mar 18 17:20

Tory links to Russia and Saudis run deep. So where’s the outrage?

The Conservative party is in the pocket of foreign powers that represent a threat to the national security of Britain. It is a grotesquely under-reported national scandal, lost amid a hysterical Tory campaign to delegitimise the Labour party with false allegations of treason. If Labour had received £820,000 from Russian-linked oligarchs and companies in the past 20 months – and indeed £3m since 2010 – the media outrage would be deafening. But this is the Tory party, so there are no cries of treachery, of being in league with a hostile foreign power, of threatening the nation’s security.

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