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Feb 13 09:26

Journalists Who Publish WikiLeaks Info Could Face 14 Years In Jail

UK based journalists who receive or publish government secrets by whistle blowing organizations such as WikiLeaks could face up to 14 years in jail.

Feb 13 08:43

The Great Book Robbery: £2mn ‘Mission Impossible’-Style Heist Nets Some Of World’s Rarest Editions

Three thieves cut a hole in a reinforced roof of a London warehouse, abseiled down 40ft, avoiding motion sensors en route, and stole 160 of the rarest books in the world valued at over £2 million, in possibly the most daring book heist in history.

The gang were filmed on CCTV which showed them ignoring everything else being stored in the warehouse located near London’s Heathrow airport, and throwing unwanted books away, checking the specific books stolen off a list as they went. Footage has not been released but the Metropolitan Police have confirmed the theft and are appealing for information from the public according to the Daily Mail.

Feb 13 07:05

‘We’ve got EU on the RUN!’ Farage celebrates as Juncker admits Britain IS in control

JEAN-CLAUDE JUNCKER is "nervous" because "cracks" are appearing in the European Union, a celebratory Nigel Farage declared tonight.

Feb 12 10:16

More than HALF of Royal Navy's attack submarines docked after CRACK found in reactor

A CRACKED nuclear reactor has led to more than half of the Royal Navy’s frontline attack submarines being taken out of service.

Experts warned the fault in the reactor of HMS Trenchant was so serious that the Trafalgar fleet may never sail again. The fracture is being treated as an “irreparable generic fault” that will prevent it from being able to carry out normal duties.

It means Britain may be forced to beg for international support in protecting our four Vanguard submarines, which carry Britain’s Trident nuclear deterrent.

Britain deploys seven SSN nuclear-powered hunter-killers. Last week it was revealed that the four older Trafalgar-class submarines, Trenchant, Torbay, Triumph and Talent, were out of action due to repairs and maintenance.

Feb 12 10:09

Get Ready, Russia: Britain Is Sending Warships to the Black Sea

Is Britain girding for a fight in Russia’s backyard? For the first time since the Cold War, Britain is sending a warship to the Black Sea on a military mission.

This time, the goal is to send a message to Russia: don’t invade Ukraine. The question is whether Russia will—or even should—bother to take the warning seriously.

Last time Britain invaded the Crimea was in 1854, when an Anglo-French expeditionary force of several hundred ships and six hundred thousand men captured Sevastopol. This time, it’s just the single Type 45 destroyer HMS Diamond, which will carry sixty Special Boat Service and Royal Marine commandos, according to the Daily Mail.

“HMS Diamond will lead a NATO task force and help protect 650 British troops who are involved in secret exercises in Ukraine—a country invaded by Russian-backed rebels in 2014,” the newspaper reported.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Well, it's obvious; poor little Mikey Peck has either also "swallowed the koolaid" on the fake news that Russia "annexed" Crimea, or has an agenda to sell; I would strongly suggest it is the latter, rather than the former.

And after all, lying for a living can be very lucrative, Mikey, if that is what the Powers that Be want you to do. Telling the truth can definitely be a "chicken today; feathers tomorrow" kind of existence; and trust me, I know that to be true!!

Mikey, if you don't know that what you have written is pure, unadulterated codswallop, you are in extraordinarily deep journalistic kim-chee, and should really get into selling used car for a living; at least, that would be just a little more honorable than what you are attempting to do now. So let me gently take you into the wayback machine to three years ago; I promise not to use big words.

In 2014, a US/EU/IMF/Soros (NOT RUSSIAN) putsch brought down the duly elected, Russian-Centric Ukrainian President Yanukovych, and replaced him with the western-centric Poroshenko, in an "alleged election" more crooked than a dog's hind leg. And if there is someone who understands "crooked", it certainly is Poroshenko.

Weapons, Prostitutes and Drugs –These are Things Petro Poroshenko is Associated With

President Obama even admitted after the fact that the US government had been intimately involved with regime change:

Washington Was Behind Ukraine Coup: Obama admits that US “Brokered a Deal” in Support of “Regime Change”

And Victoria Nuland bragged, in a presentation, that the US had spent 5 billion dollars to regime change Ukraine:

Regime Change in Kiev

Victoria Nuland Admits: US Has Invested $5 Billion In The Development of Ukrainian, "Democratic Institutions"

And sorry, Mikey, once you see this presentation, you can't unsee it!!

Post-coup, Crimean officials understood, completely, that there was no legitimate government in Kiev, so they took two steps.

First, in a free and fair referendum, they asked Crimeans if they wanted to stay with Ukraine post-putsch, or petition the Russian Federation to become a member. And in an overwhelming result, the Crimean people voted to leave Ukraine, and join the Russian Federation.

Crimeans vote overwhelmingly to secede from Ukraine, join Russia

Then, Crimea petitioned the Russian Federation to become one of its members, and the Russian Federation accepted the petition.

Now Mikey, this act of peaceful self-determination is enshrined in the UN Charter, and Russia, Ukraine, and the US are all members of, and signatories to, the UN.

But because this vote was not to the US's or Ukraine's liking, the US and Ukraine accused Russia of allegedly "annexing Crimea", and the US placed sanctions against it, for something it actually never did.

And Mikey, you really need to understand that, in the age of the internet "the big lie" (i.e., that Russia invaded Ukraine in 2014 and "annexed Crimea") went out with the dribble glass and the whoopie cushion.

You're welcome!! :-)

Feb 11 15:02

Britain's sickening infatuation with Israel continues

Stuart Littlewood examines the relationship between Britain’s enduring infatuation with Israel on the one hand, and Israel’s stooges and flag wavers who infest the swamp known as the UK political elite on the other.

Feb 11 08:35

UPCOMING BRITISH LEGISLATION COULD JAIL JOURNOS FOR 14 YEARS

Planned Espionage Act could jail journos and whistleblowers as spies … Proposals in the UK for a swingeing new Espionage Act that could jail journalists as spies have been developed in haste by legal advisors, The Register has learned. The proposed law update is an attempt to ban reporting of future big data leaks. The British government has received recommendations for a “future-proofed” new Espionage Act that would put leaking and whistleblowing in the same category as spying for foreign powers. That threatens leakers and journalists with the same extended jail sentences as foreign agents. Sentences would apply even if – like Edward Snowden or Chelsea Manning – the leaker was not British, or in Britain, or was intent on acting in the public interest. – The Register

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

You have got to be flipping kidding me!!

To all British journalists with an appetite for sharing the unvarnished truth with their readers/listeners, get the hell out of the UK while you still can; this government is frightened of its own people, and that is a government to avoid like the plague!!

Feb 11 07:31

Brexit could end London’s dominance of European finance, says hawkish German bank regulator

London is unlikely to retain its role as the financial ‘gateway to Europe’ after Brexit, a senior executive at Germany’s central bank has warned.

In a private speech to German businesses and banks, Dr Andreas Dombret rejected the idea of allowing financial transactions to carry on as before in a so-called ‘equivalence regime’ between Britain and the EU.

Feb 10 21:29

Guy Verhofstadt: UK could be bound to European Court of Justice for YEARS despite Brexit

Chief negotiator for the European parliament, Guy Verhofstadt, has indicated that the UK will not be able to extricate itself from the ECJ when it exits the EU in 2019.

If prime minister Theresa May sticks to her timetable, she should be triggering Article 50 in just a few weeks time, with the exit date set for 2019.

But a transitional deal is widely expected to be put in place to ease the UK out of the bloc, but Brussels has warned this may not necessarily include the ECJ.

Feb 10 15:18

UK: Spending Cuts Deepen Crisis In NHS Mental Health Services

The National Health Service (NHS) in the UK is, according to the Red Cross, facing a “humanitarian crisis.” Its assessment followed the recent deaths of two patients who died while waiting on trolleys in hospital corridors for treatment. These tragic deaths underline the deliberate, ongoing destruction of the NHS.

Feb 10 15:00

Brexit Bill Greenlit As MPs Vote For Article 50 To Be Triggered By 494 To 122 Votes

The Brexit bill allowing the UK government to begin the formal process of leaving the European Union has passed the final stages in the House of Commons.

Feb 10 12:10

Gulf Royal Buys Central London Parking Lot For £21mn

An anonymous Middle Eastern royal has forked out £21 million (US$26 million) to buy a central London parking lot to store his collection of 80 supercars.

Feb 10 09:47

UKIP Politician Tells George Soros TO “BACK THE F*CK OFF” On Soros Attack Against BREXIT

Feb 10 08:46

Patients SHOULD be allowed to self-harm to stop them from doing more damage and be given sterile blades, researcher says

Depressed patients should be allowed to continue to self-harm, a mental health researcher claims.

For those not in immediate danger, the approach could prevent their mental state from becoming worse.

Current treatment options of forcing someone to stop hurting themselves aren't working, they argue in the Journal of Medical Ethics.

Instead, providing them with sterile razor blades could prevent sufferers from hurting themselves, developing deadly blood poisoning and even dying.

Feb 10 08:30

Britain's economy now 'firing on several cylinders' as exports to non-EU countries SOAR

The gap between what the country imports and exports fell to £8.6 billion in the final quarter of 2016, to give the economy another boost in the wake of the vote to leave the European Union (EU).

Exports of goods to non-EU countries leapt by 17.3 per cent to £43.8bn between third and fourth quarter in 2016.

There was also an increase of 3.5 per cent for exports to the EU, to £38.3 billion for the same period, showed data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Feb 10 08:13

Planned Espionage Act could jail journos and whistleblowers as spies

Proposals for a swingeing new Espionage Act that could jail journalists as spies have been developed in haste by legal officials, The Register has learned.

The proposed Act is an attempt to ban reporting of future big data leaks.

The government has received recommendations for a "future-proofed" new Espionage Act that would put leaking and whistleblowing in the same category as spying for foreign powers.

The plans would threaten leakers and journalists with the same extended jail sentences as agents working for of foreign powers. Sentences would apply even if – like Edward Snowden or Chelsea Manning – the leaker was not British, or in Britain, or was intent on acting in the public interest.

Feb 09 18:32

REVEALED: Secret plan to tie Britain to EU after Brexit pushed ‘under the radar’

MINISTERS have provoked fury for trying to put through a treaty “under the radar” which will keep Britain tied to the EU after Brexit.

An early day motion (EDM) will today be put down by Ukip MP Douglas Carswell objecting to the Unitary Patent Court Agreement (UPCA).

The deal, which ministers have tried to avoid having a vote on, means that Britain will still be subject to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) after Brexit and mean we are still tied in with single market rules despite promises by Theresa May that we will completely leave.

Ministers have claimed the UPC is separate to the EU but only EU members can sign it and the European Court of Justice is the final court of appeal.

It also means that the standards for products and inventions are set in Europe not Britain.

Feb 09 16:59

House Of Lords Told To Back Brexit Bill Or Face Being Abolished – Reports

Downing Street is attempting to play down a warning that the House of Lords could be abolished if peers try to block the Brexit bill.

The bill, which gives the government the authority to activate Article 50, starting the formal process of leaving the EU, was approved by 494 votes to 122 in the Commons, keeping the government’s March timetable to trigger Brexit talks on track.

Feb 09 16:58

UK Scrapping Resettlement Program For Child Refugees

The government of UK Prime Minister Theresa May is scrapping a scheme to resettle child refugees, withdrawing a pledge to let in thousands of the vulnerable children.

UK immigration secretary Robert Goodwill said Wednesday that London was ending the so-called “Dubs” program this March, adding that the country was feeling “proud” after resettling 350 children.

Feb 09 15:43

ISIS-Linked Hackers Attack British Health Service Websites

Hackers linked to Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) have carried out an attack on a series of National Health Service (NHS) websites, exposing serious flaws in security systems holding personal information, it has emerged.

Feb 09 14:28

UK House Of Commons Approves Brexit

The UK House of Commons on Wednesday voted by a huge majority—494 to 122—in favour of Britain beginning the process of leaving the European Union (EU).

The Withdrawal from the European Union (Article 50) Bill 2016-17 now goes before the House of Lords and is expected to become law in time for the Conservative government to trigger EU withdrawal by the end of March.

Feb 09 13:59

Is Jeremy Corbyn About To Stand Down As Labour Party Leader?

Jeremy Corbyn’s future as leader of the Labour Party may be in doubt yet again amid rumors of a second coup, this time from the party’s left-wing. Pro-EU Labour MPs may use Corbyn’s support for Theresa May’s Brexit Bill to dethrone him.

Corbyn may stand down if his command to Labour MPs to support the government’s Brexit Bill is challenged by his closest allies, such as Diane Abbott and Clive Lewis.

Feb 09 12:28

Robots 'could replace 250,000 UK public sector workers'

Almost 250,000 public sector workers could lose their jobs to robots over the next 15 years, according to a new report which claims machines would be more efficient and save billions of pounds.

Reform, a right-of-centre thinktank, says websites and artificial intelligence “chat bots” could replace up to 90% of Whitehall’s administrators, as well as tens of thousands in the NHS and GPs’ surgeries, by 2030 – saving as much as £4bn a year.

Even nurses and doctors could fall victim to the march of the machines, which the report says can outperform humans at some diagnoses and routine surgical procedures, and are more efficient at collecting information.

Feb 09 11:30

BREAKING NEWS: Speaker John Bercow faces NO CONFIDENCE motion after Donald Trump rant

THE SPEAKER of the House of Commons John Bercow is to face a no confidence motion following his rant about Donald Trump this week.

Feb 09 11:27

10 Evil Crimes Of The British Empire

At its height, the British Empire was the largest to have ever existed. Aside from covering most of the globe, it was responsible for some of the greatest advances in engineering, art, and medicine that the world will ever know. The Empire gave us steam engines, penicillin, radar, and even television.However, life under the British wasn’t all just incredible inventions. Alongside the good stuff the Empire did sat a whole ream of not-so-good stuff, and alongside that a whole load of other stuff so evil it’d make Dick Dastardly balk.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Trump's comment applies here, "What, you think our country's so innocent?”

Feb 09 11:20

RAF jets scrambled to intercept Russian bombers flying near UK

The Royal Air Force confirmed two Blackjack bombers were in a UK "area of interest" but did not enter territorial airspace.

Feb 09 11:02

Traitors at the Gate: The British Parliament and 5th Columnists

Make America Great Again = racist?

British jobs for British workers = racist?

America First = racist?

Taking care of your own citizens = racist?

Feb 09 07:33

The EU just revealed its latest splurge…and if you’re a UK motorist it will drive you mad

BRUSSELS is set to blow £400 million renovating a 40-mile stretch of motorway in Poland whilst British roads crumble following decades of neglect.

Feb 08 13:36

Minister Dodges Question On Whether UK Troops Could Fight In South Sudan To Protect Aid

Britain’s development minister has refused to confirm whether 400 troops being deployed to Sudan will be used as a protection force to secure aid deliveries.

Priti Patel, who heads the Department for International Development (DFID), was pressed by Sky News on whether troops would be used to secure aid which might otherwise fall into the hands of warring factions.

Feb 08 11:30

UK Covered Up Intelligence Training For Bahrain Police, Human Rights Group Says

British authorities trained Bahrain’s police on how to gather intelligence on protesters and use crowd control techniques such as water cannon and dogs, and then covered up the scheme, according to human rights group Reprieve.

Feb 08 09:13

Nigel Farage: The European Parliament is terrified of Trump

Nigel Farage defends President Trump's travel order during speech at European Parliament.

Farage, who made an impassioned speech on the floor of the European Parliament in Brussels in support of Trump’s travel ban order, said that some of his fellow parliamentarians are using that issue as a wedge because of Trump’s position on the EU itself.

Feb 07 20:10

UK foreign aid probe reveals up to £1.3bn unaccounted for amid fears it's funding torture

THE British taxpayer is potentially funding the death penalty and torture overseas thanks to alleged mismanagement of the foreign aid budget, it has been claimed.

A UK standards probe has identified that up to £1.3billion of the Government's Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) is unaccounted for.

The shocking report slams the lack of ministerial oversight into the fund which is being handed out worldwide.

No single minister has been identified as being responsible for the fund while a probe has revealed there "is no central source of information to explain how the fund works".

Feb 07 14:35

Trident Whistleblower Calls Out MoD’s ‘Lame Attempt’ To Excuse Nuke Malfunctions

Royal Navy whistleblower William McNeilly has returned fire after the Ministry of Defence (MoD) again tried to discredit him. He labeled it an attempt to cover up the dangers of Britain’s nuclear arsenal.

McNeilly was thrown out of the navy in 2015 after publishing a dossier of potentially catastrophic security and safety issues relating to Britain’s nuclear deterrent.

Feb 07 13:13

The Frozen Ground of US-Russia Ties Is Hard to Till

Much is being said about institutional resistance within the US to any attempt to improve relations with Russia.

Rex Tillerson’s confirmation as US Secretary of State must come as comforting news for Moscow. It augurs well for the Russian-American relationship. It leads to ‘de-escalation’ in the tensions, of which incipient signs appear already.

The veteran Russian diplomat heading the Mission to the United Nations in New York, Vitaly Churkin said on Thursday that he could sense the winds of change in his newly-minted American counterpart Nikki Haley (in comparison with her combative predecessor.)

Feb 07 12:29

The Trump Petition is a Fake

At the time of writing, a UK petition to refuse President Donald Trump an official state visit with the Queen has hit nearly 2 million signatures. Under British legislation, any petition with this amount of signatures MUST be debated in Parliament.

Feb 07 11:58

Govt Hires Advertising Giant To Lead Fight Against Rise Of Far Right In Britain

Lies spread by the far right will be challenged in an online campaign by Theresa May’s government as part of a £60 million battle against extremism, it has been revealed.

Feb 07 10:32

Breggxit: The Yolk’s On Nigel Farage & New UKIP Leader Nuttall In Byelection Walkabout

For new UKIP leader Paul Nuttall the “capital of Brexit” may be Stoke-on-Trent, but that did not stop one man from targeting him and Nigel Farage with an egg while they were canvassing in the city.

Feb 06 16:59

Nigel Farage DESTROYS Parliament Over Anti-Trump, Anti-Americanism

Thank God England didn’t drop bombs like this in the 1770’s (see Jeremy Corbyn Demands Theresa May Denounce Trump… Gets SPANKED! and UK Conservative Slams Politicians for Useless ‘Virtue Signaling’). Because Nigel Farage, a favorite of ours (see UK’s Nigel Farage Blasts EU’s Pathetic Response to #Brexit) just unloaded both barrels on Parliament over the anti-Trump ban, and their anti-Americanism in general.

Feb 06 16:52

Netanyahu Urges May To Follow Trump's Lead On Iran Sanctions

British Prime Minister Theresa May is hosting her Israeli counterpart in Downing Street, with Benjamin Netanyahu saying that “responsible” countries should follow US President Donald Trump in imposing new sanctions against Iran.

Feb 06 16:12

Donald Trump ‘Doesn’t Care About Talking To Parliament,’ Wants Pomp & Bling On State Visit

US President Donald Trump is not interested in addressing Parliament during his state visit to the UK, and instead wants to focus on the pomp and ceremony Britain affords foreign leaders, government officials planning his stay say.

Sources told the Guardian that Trump has expressed no interest in speaking at Westminster. However, it’s understood that he does want “high visibility visits with key members of the Royal family.”

Feb 06 13:46

Rage Of Trump’s UK Critics ‘Astonishing’, Says Lord Carey

A former head of the Church of England has warned the “hysterical overreaction” in the UK to Donald Trump threatens Britain’s relationship with the US President.

Feb 06 09:59

‘Flying Target’? Theresa May’s US-Turkey Flight Was Visible On Popular Tracking App

British Prime Minister Theresa May came under the threat of a potential terrorist attack last week when information on her flight from Washington to Ankara became available to anyone with a real-time aircraft tracker, experts said.

Feb 06 09:27

Netanyahu Urges UK, US To Confront Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called on British Prime Minister Theresa May and US President Donald Trump to take a tougher stance against Iran.

Feb 06 07:47

Failing ship engines & glitching drones: ‘Gaping holes’ in UK defense revealed in report

Ships so loud they can be heard 100 miles away, malfunctioning drones, and armored vehicles too big to fit into transport aircraft are signs of “gaping holes” in UK defense capabilities, according to an investigation by the Sunday Times.

The Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyers are so loud they can be heard by enemy submarines a hundred miles away, according to Rear Admiral Chris Parry, a former director of operations at the Ministry of Defence (MoD), told the publication. While Russia has invested in new, Kilo-class submarines, nicknamed ‘Black Holes’ in the West because they are so quiet, the MoD has not taken appropriate measures to silence their own vessels, the report says.

Feb 06 07:22

Migrant prostitutes SWAMP Swindon as 30 new 'pop-up' brothels open EACH WEEK

The migrant prostitutes working there are largely from eastern Europe and are linked to criminal gangs who traffic women from Poland and Romania.

Up to 40 women were selling sex in rental properties for a few weeks before moving to a different house.

Feb 05 18:01

Sophos update borks systems at London NHS trust

El Reg learnt of the incident from an anonymous tipster who got in touch late on Thursday to say: "UCLH NHS was wiped out by Sophos updates effectively bombarding every PC... it caused major havoc."

False positives are a well-known prat-fall of all anti-malware packages. Things get particularly messy when anti-virus packages wrongly identify core Windows systems components as malign before shuttling them off to quarantine. This results in unstable or (not infrequently) unbootable systems.

Feb 05 12:13

“Taking Down” British Officials – Philip Giraldi

A quite incredible story out of England has not received much media coverage in the United States. It concerns how the Israeli Embassy in London connived with government officials to “take down” parliamentarians and government ministers who were considered to be critical of the Jewish State.

It was also learned that the Israeli Embassy was secretly subsidizing and advising private groups promoting Israeli interests, including associations of Members of Parliament (MPs).The story is interesting on several levels, particularly given the recent furor in the U.S. over allegations that Russia has been interfering in American politics.

Feb 05 12:10

Israel’s manipulation of UK politics: time for zero tolerance

Both the Foreign Office and Boris Johnson, the UK’s foreign secretary, have declared the Shai Masot affair “closed” after Masot, an employee of the Israeli embassy and probably a Mossad asset, plotted with gullible British MPs and political hangers-on to “take down” senior government figures, including Johnson’s deputy, Alan Duncan.

We have Aljazeera to thank for the brilliant exposé where our own security services failed.

Feb 05 12:03

Trump or Putin? EU Loses Plot on Biggest Threat

Blaming Donald Trump or Vladimir Putin for the demise of the EU is the ultimate form of scapegoating by a bunch of incompetent leaders.

If ever an image captured the dysfunctional nature of the European Union it was the assembled leaders of the 28 member states photographed at an ancient fortress on the Maltese island this week.

Feb 05 12:00

Taking the Long View – Justin Raimondo

Dismantling the empire (war party) won’t happen overnight

The other day on Twitter someone tweeted me the news of the latest drone strike in Yemen, with the taunting message: “Congrats, @JustinRaimondo.” I had to laugh, and bemoan my fate: “I am now to be held responsible for everything the Trump administration does, especially their failure to go full pacifist!” Of course, you don’t have to be a pacifist to oppose our drone campaign, in Yemen or elsewhere, as I do, but the comment and my response underscore a basic flaw in the thinking of Trump’s anti-interventionist critics.

Feb 05 08:15

Russia tells Britain give back Gibraltar & Falklands before telling US what to do

RUSSIA has told Britain it should "clean its conscience" and give back Gibraltar and the Falkland Islands before it criticises them over their involvement in Ukraine.

Feb 04 13:39

UK To Begin Arresting US Journalists Who Criticise Government

UK authorities could arrest US journalists and whistleblowers who criticise the British government, according to reports.

Feb 04 08:58

Theresa gives EU the jitters: After her Trump coup Hollande attacks PM for acting as a go-between with the US

Francois Hollande yesterday attacked Theresa May for acting as a go-between with Donald Trump.

Questioning her triumphant visit to the White House last month, the French leader rejected the idea of the UK being ‘delegated’ to talk to Washington.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Maybe she went to DC to talk about Great Britain and France was never even mentioned. That make you feel better Francois?

Feb 04 08:56

Merkel ‘CANCELS’ talks on securing rights for UK expats living in the EU, reports claim

Germany is believed to be the only EU member state that has so far failed to commit to an agreement on the rights of migrants before Theresa May triggers Article 50 next month, after Spain backed an early agreement.

Feb 03 19:31

Vegetable Rationing Begins at UK Supermarkets

Some supermarkets are rationing the number of iceberg lettuce and broccoli customers can buy - blaming poor growing conditions in southern Europe for a shortage in UK stores.

Feb 03 16:02

Britain Backing The Losing Side In Yemen, Must Change Policy To Prevent Famine – MP

Britain has been backing the losing side in the Saudi-led war in Yemen and must change course to prevent a famine, Tory MP Andrew Mitchell told the House of Commons International Development Committee on Wednesday.

Feb 03 14:42

‘Stop Trump’: Celebrities Lead Campaign To Block State Visit

British campaigners including musicians, comedians, politicians and trade unionists have joined forces to oppose Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan to welcome US President Donald Trump with a formal state visit.

Feb 03 12:59

Government’s Brexit Negotiation White Paper ‘Says Nothing’ And Is ‘Too Late'

The British government has released its White Paper setting out its Brexit plans.

But Labour’s shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer has criticized the document, arguing it “says nothing.” He said it was “produced too late in the day to ask meaningful questions.”

“That is completely unacceptable,” Starmer added.

Feb 03 09:16

PM staffer removed for Trump post

A STAFFER in the Prime Minister’s office has been suspended after posting anti-Trump propaganda to her social media page.

An executive assistant to the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s chief of staff Drew Clarke, has been suspended today over “inappropriate” posts on her Facebook page, 2GB radio reports.

The woman posted a photo and link to a website named ‘Tuck Frump’ in November, before the President was elected.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I do not know if staffers under under legal restraints on their personal behavior, or sign agreements not to comment to the public. But I have a problem with anyone being punished for what they say or do as a private citizen on their own time and using their own resources.

Feb 03 08:34

Protest Netanyahu’s visit on 6 February

The Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, will be in London to meet Theresa May on Monday 6 February. Join our protest opposite Number 10 Downing Street, between 11.30am to 1.30pm.

Over the last few weeks, Netanyahu has made clear he will ignore the UN resolution 2334 adopted last December, and regards Donald Trump’s election as US president as a green light to expand settlement construction. Since Trump’s inauguration, there have been 6,000 new settlement units announced.

Theresa May must make Netanyahu aware that Britain was serious when it supported UN resolution 2334. The resolution confirmed the illegality of Israel’s occupation and condemned settlement building as illegal and an obstacle to peace.

Feb 03 08:33

'GOOD NEWS!' Farage joyous as latest Brexit legal challenge BLOCKED by High Court

THE High Court has blocked the latest legal bid to tie the UK to the European Single Market post-Brexit.

Feb 03 08:31

Work until you DROP! Ministers WILL raise retirement age to 74 - shock Treasury prediction

BRITONS in their 20s face decades of hard work ahead of them as the Treasury predicts the retirement age will rise by 10 years to 74 as the cost of living longer spirals out of control.

Feb 03 08:10

Patronising EU to tell Theresa May Britain will ALWAYS be JUNIOR partner after Brexit

EUROPEAN Union leaders are set to round on Theresa May as she tries to give reassurances the UK will be a “reliable partner” after Brexit at an informal summit in Malta today.

Feb 03 07:01

Judge rules local authority can forcibly vaccinate baby boy despite his mother's objections

A local authority has been granted permission by a top judge to forcibly vaccinate a seven-month-old baby boy against his mother's wishes.

The mum objected to her child receiving the jabs because she said her older children had had bad reactions to vaccinations in the past.

Feb 02 20:07

NEW BREXIT BATTLE: Theresa May faces FRESH legal challenge with claim over single market

A FRESH legal challenge against Theresa May’s Brexit plans is being launched at the High Court with a judge being told MPs must vote on leaving the European Economic Area (EAA).

The Single Market Justice Campaign says Britain joined the EEA separately from the EU - with a law in Parliament - and can therefore only leave if MPs pass another law.

If the judge agrees, the Prime Minister will have to ask the Commons to agree to triggering Article 127 of the EEA Treaty, which gives notice of the UK’s intention to leave.

Feb 02 18:21

UK Government Reveals Strategy For Leaving EU

The British government has formally published the details of its strategy for Britain’s departure from the European Union.

The 77-page “white Paper” was published Thursday, a day after members of Parliament voted overwhelmingly in favor of a bill that gives UK Prime Minister Theresa May the authority to trigger the Brexit process.

Feb 02 18:04

‘We Can’t Ignore The People’: Parliament Backs Brexit Bill In Landslide Vote

Britain’s departure from the EU moved a step closer on Wednesday evening, when MPs voted overwhelmingly in favor of the government’s Brexit bill.

Feb 02 18:04

British Hackers, Spies & Whistleblowers Could Face 14yrs In Prison Under New Proposals

British spies and civil servants could now face up to 14 years in prison if they are found leaking national secrets, after allegations about Russian hacking triggered calls for major reforms to the Official Secrets Act.

According to the Telegraph, anyone distributing “sensitive information” about the British government, military, or economy could be jailed for more than a decade under new proposals by the Law Commission.

Feb 02 16:44

London Rejects Another Independence Referendum In Scotland

UK Prime Minister Theresa May believes that Scotland’s effort to secede from Britain was settled by an independence referendum in 2014.

“We believe that this issue was settled in 2014. Recent polls don’t suggest that there has been a big change in the views around a second referendum,” a spokeswoman for May told reporters on Thursday.

Feb 02 15:00

Genetically-Modified Wheat To Be Grown In Britain Despite Environmentalist Opposition

The British government has given the green light for a new experimental crop of genetically-modified (GM) wheat to be grown, despite strong opposition from around 30 green groups.

Researchers in Hertfordshire will test out the new GM wheat, which has been genetically engineered to use sunlight more efficiently and has reportedly boosted yields by up to 40 percent.

Feb 02 14:47

UK Parliament’s Brexit Vote Historic: Johnson

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says “history has been made” following the UK Parliament’s go-ahead to begin the country’s withdrawal from the European Union (EU).

Feb 02 14:13

‘Disastrous Move’ If London Blocks 2nd Scottish Independence Referendum – Sturgeon

The British government could block a second Scottish independence referendum, according to Defence Secretary Michael Fallon, who says London would not facilitate a repeat of the 2014 plebiscite.

Feb 02 13:50

Farage Brands London Mayor ‘Hypocrite’ For Hosting Diplomats From Nations Banning Israelis

Ex-UKIP chief Nigel Farage has accused London Mayor Sadiq Khan of hypocrisy for attacking US President Donald Trump’s travel ban while inviting ambassadors from countries which refuse entry to Israeli citizens.

At a meeting in City Hall on Tuesday night, Khan condemned Trump’s so-called ‘Muslim ban’ for being a “cruel, prejudiced and counterproductive” policy.

Feb 02 13:41

British Chef Commits Suicide Fighting ISIS In Syria

A 20-year-old British chef from West Sussex, England, turned ISIS fighter, fighting alongside the Kurdish YPG in Syria, took his own life to avoid capture by the Islamic State.

Feb 02 12:50

Britain And The ‘Yemeni Threat’

Britain is backing a Saudi invasion of Yemen that has cost thousands of innocent lives. It is providing advanced weaponry to the Saudis, training their military, and has soldiers embedded with the Saudis helping with targeting; and there is suspicion that British soldiers may even be involved in flying sorties themselves.

Feb 02 11:59

British Banker Turned Kurdish Fighter Launches Syrian Aid Charity

Former London currency trader and Conservative Party Councilor Macer Gifford left his high-flying City career in December 2014 to join the fight against Islamic State. Now he’s returning to Syria, this time at the helm of his own aid organization.

Although hundreds of Westerners have traveled to Iraq and Syria to join jihadist ranks in recent years, throwing in their lot with Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) and other extremist groups, a smaller, yet significant, number have joined the fight against the Islamists.

Feb 02 11:15

HBOS banker who 'sold his soul' is jailed for 11 years after he and his cronies plundered £1bn from small firms to fund sex parties, superyachts and lavish holidays

A corrupt HBOS banker has been locked up for 11 years after he and his cronies 'financially raped' small businesses to fund lavish holidays and sex parties in one of Britain’s biggest ever frauds.

Lynden Scourfield, 54, a senior director of HBOS, 'sold his soul' to David Mills by forcing firms that needed to borrow cash to use his friend's crooked consultancy firm.

He did so in exchange for 'sex, for luxury trips ... for bling and for swag', a judge said.

Behaving like the ‘Mafia’, they would then use threats and extortion to seize control of the businesses, plundering bank accounts and pocketing massive new loans granted in their name.

Scourfield, who boasted of being the ‘grand wizard’, enjoyed luxury holidays, trips on Mills’ superyacht and sex with porn stars in return for his help. The scam cost scores of hard-working middle-class business owners not only their livelihoods, but also their family homes, pensions, savings and in one case even her marriage.

Feb 02 10:25

Civilians, Including Children ‘Likely’ Killed In Yemen Raid – US Military

The botched military raid in Yemen, which resulted in the death of a US special ops soldier, has also “likely” caused collateral victims among civilians, possibly including children, the US Central Command has admitted.

The US army has admitted collateral damage during Sunday’s strike on al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), that involved missiles and helicopter machine guns. Following extensive reports of civilian casualties, on Wednesday, the US Central Command acknowledged that civilians including children were “likely killed.”

Feb 02 09:51

ANAL Squatters Violently Evicted From Billionaire’s London Mansion, Already Eye New Property

A group of squatters named Autonomous Nation of Anarchist Libertarians (ANAL) was violently evicted on Wednesday from a £15 million (US$18.9 million) Grade II house in London’s exclusive Belgravia.

Over 40 activists were removed from the building early in the morning by a team of bailiffs, who had spent half an hour trying to enter the mansion on Eaton Square. The bailiffs eventually smashed through the front and basement doors and physically removed the occupiers.

Feb 02 09:32

Prince Harry Thinks Trump Is ‘Threat To Human Rights’

Sources close to British Prince Harry say he “is not a fan” of US President Donald Trump as more Britons are signing a petition to rescind an invitation to the new president to visit the UK.

“Harry thinks the president is a serious threat to human rights,” said one source, as cited on the website of the Us Weekly magazine.

Feb 02 09:01

Britain takes a step closer to BREXIT

After a two-day debate, a final decision was made by a margin of 498 to 114 votes at the House of Commons. This allows British Prime Minister Theresa May to formally begin the two-year Brexit negotiations.

Feb 02 06:47

We'll meddle in Brexit deal, says the European Court of Justice: President reveals he expects to intervene as he sets body on collision course with Downing Street

In her landmark speech setting out the UK’s position on Brexit last month, Mrs May specifically pledged to ‘take back control of our laws’ from the ECJ.

She said: ‘Leaving the European Union will mean that our laws will be made in Westminster, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast.

‘And those laws will be interpreted by judges not in Luxembourg but in courts across this country.’

Alleged interference by ECJ judges in domestic legal disputes have long-angered Brexit supporters who believe the UK should regain sovereignty.

Feb 02 06:45

Nigel Farage exposes EU hypocrisy and faux outrage over President Trump

Feb 01 17:52

Brexit Talks Will Be On ‘Humongous Scale,’ Britain's Former Ambassador To EU Warns

Britain’s former ambassador to the EU, Sir Ivan Rogers, has warned that Brexit talks will be on a “humongous scale” and involve “difficult trade-offs.”

He sensationally quit the civil service last month, saying there was “muddled thinking” over Brexit.

Feb 01 16:52

Gina Miller wants to work with Government to help negotiate Brexit departure deal

GINA MILLER, who won a Supreme Court ruling to ensure Theresa May cannot trigger Article 50 without parliamentary consent, now wants to work alongside the Prime Minister to help her understand the “impact” of Brexit.

Feb 01 16:50

620,000 Brits At Risk Of ‘Sudden Death’ Because Of Faulty Gene

More than half a million Brits are believed to have a faulty gene that means they are at a greater risk of developing heart disease or succumbing to sudden death, a charity has warned.

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) said an estimated 620,000 people have the gene and most are unaware.

Feb 01 16:34

David Cameron Tried To Get Daily Mail Editor Paul Dacre Sacked Over Brexit Backing

Former Prime Minister David Cameron tried to get the editor of the Daily Mail, Paul Dacre, sacked because of his pro-Brexit views.

According to the BBC’s Newsnight, the former PM told his friend and owner of the tabloid Lord Rothermere to keep his editor under control or have him dismissed.

Feb 01 16:31

British Anti-ISIS Fighter Ryan Lock ‘Committed Suicide To Avoid Capture,’ Says Kurdish Militia

Chef-turned-anti-Islamic State fighter Ryan Lock killed himself to avoid being captured by the terrorist group, according to his former comrades in the Kurdish YPG.

Lock’s death on December 21 was first reported in early January. He had been fighting with the YPG against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in Syria since August, despite having no military experience.

Feb 01 15:41

Petitions For And Against A Trump State Visit To Britain Will Be Debated In Parliament

A counter-petition supporting US President Donald Trump’s planned state visit to the UK will be debated in Parliament next month, alongside an appeal calling for the invitation to be withdrawn.

British lawmakers will debate both petitions on February 20, after the one supporting a Trump visit gathered more than 100,000 signatures on the UK Parliament website.

Feb 01 12:57

NIGEL FARAGE calls for a Muslim ban in Britain, even stronger than the one just put in place by Donald Trump

Unfortunately, a temporary ban won’t keep Muslim terrorists out as many are already in the West. ONLY a permanent ban on Muslim immigration and a system of mass deportations of many of those already here can begin to address the problem.

Feb 01 11:20

Google mistakes the entire NHS for massive cyber-attacking botnet

Google is blocking access to the entire NHS network, mistaking the amount of traffic it is currently receiving as a cyber attack.

An email from an NHS trust's IT department seen by The Register confirmed that the US search giant has mistaken the current traffic levels for a botnet.

The email headed "Google Access" stated: "Google is intermittently blocking access due to the amount of traffic from NHS Trusts Nationally (This is not being blocked by the IT Department).

"This is causing Google to think it is suffering from a cyber-attack.

"We are advising staff to use an alternative search engine i.e. Bing to bypass this problem.

Feb 01 10:55

Homeowners in Cornwall could be EVACUATED due to EU pollution laws allowing councils to take their homes

Dozens of families in pollution hotspots could be evacuated under new clean air proposals.

The plans would lead some to lose their homes under compulsory purchasing laws.

Cornwall council proposed the evacuation to protect residents from dangerous levels of air pollution.

Feb 01 10:50

Genetically modified 'super-wheat' will be grown in the UK after trial is given the go-ahead despite fears of contamination

A sprinkle of gold dust might sound like the act of a fairy godmother from a children's film, but the wonder treatment has been given to genetically-modified wheat to transport extra genes into the plant.

The UK government has now granted permission to researchers to grow the 'wonder-wheat' in the UK in a world-first trial.

This is despite fears that GM crops will spread into wild and contaminate other species, leading food safety concerns.

Feb 01 09:59

Winston Churchill’s Grandson Apologizes For ‘Woofing’ At Female MP

Tory MP Nicholas Soames was forced to apologize in parliament for ‘woofing’ at Scottish National Party (SNP) MP Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh.

The barking mad outburst came during Ahmed-Sheikh’s intervention on US President Donald Trump’s immigration policy, which bans people from seven Muslim majority nations from entering the US.

Feb 01 09:17

Trump’s State Visit Puts Queen In ‘Very Difficult Position’ – Retired Diplomat

US President Donald Trump’s planned state visit to the UK puts Queen Elizabeth II in a “very difficult position,” a former Foreign Office mandarin has warned.

Lord Ricketts, a retired senior diplomat, told BBC News the speed of Prime Minister Theresa May’s invitation “surprised” him.

Feb 01 09:01

Gay Nigerian Man Faces ‘Unlawful’ Deportation From Britain

British authorities are preparing to “unlawfully” deport a gay man to Nigeria on Tuesday night, despite fears he will be targeted and attacked on arrival due to his sexual orientation.

The man, identified only as Oyenkunle for his own safety, moved to London four years ago and claimed asylum due to the persecution of the LGBT community in his native Nigeria.

Jan 31 20:17

David Cameron 'tried to get Mail editor sacked' over Brexit stance

The proprietor of the Daily Mail told its editor that David Cameron pressed for him to be sacked during the EU referendum, BBC Newsnight has learned.

Lord Rothermere told Paul Dacre the prime minister urged him to rein in his pro-Brexit editor, then suggested he sack him, a source told the BBC.

The Mail mounted a vociferous campaign for Brexit in the run up to the vote.

Jan 31 16:46

UK Parliament Begins Debate On Brexit Bill

UK lawmakers have gathered in Parliament to debate whether the British government can trigger Britain’s formal exit from the European Union.

A bill authorizing UK Prime Minister Theresa May to invoke Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty starts its route through Parliament on Tuesday and is expected to pass overwhelmingly.

Jan 31 16:20

Nigel Farage Calls LBC Radio Show To Attack EU's Brexit Negotiator Guy Verhofstadt Live

Former UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage went head-to-head with the European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator and one-time Belgian premier Guy Verhofstadt on LBC radio on Tuesday.

Verhofstadt, who once called Farage “the biggest waste of money in the EU,” was confronted by the British MEP on air after standing by his jibe.

Jan 31 16:04

Top British General Given £100k For Home Upkeep… While Soldiers Live In Squalor

One of Britain’s top generals was given £100,000 ($125,000) just to cover “domestic assistance” at his plush London home last year, despite the daily struggles faced by rank and file soldiers.

General Nick Houghton, who has since retired, enjoyed one of the ‘grace and favor’ homes given to senior military officers. The bill incurred by the taxpayer for cleaning, cooking, and admin in 2016 was £104,000. This was on top of his basic salary of £260,000 per year.

Jan 31 15:51

British MPs To Debate Whether To Grant Trump A State Visit

British members of Parliament will debate whether US President Donald Trump should be granted a state visit to the country.

The debate will take place on February 20.

Jan 31 15:24

Brexit Trigger Date Confirmed As MPs Start 2-Day Debate On How To Leave EU

MPs are beginning two days of debate on the bill to trigger Article 50, which will give Prime Minister Theresa May the go-ahead to launch formal Brexit negotiations with the EU.

The discussions on the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill, or ‘Brexit bill,’ will continue until midnight on Tuesday, with a vote taking place on Wednesday evening.

Jan 31 14:45

UK Putting Refugees In Rat-Infested Homes: Parliament Report

The British government is placing underprivileged asylum seekers and refugees in rat-infested homes of the most deprived parts of the country, a parliamentary report has revealed.

The government has been resettling refugees in “disgraceful” situations, a sign that the dispersal system is “not working,” according to a report by the UK Parliament’s Home Affairs Select Committee.

Jan 31 14:19

British MPs Launch ‘Fake News’ Inquiry To Examine ‘Threat To Democracy’

The “growing phenomenon of fake news,” which has been labeled a “threat to democracy,” is to be the subject of a parliamentary inquiry.

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee is launching an inquiry into the “widespread dissemination, through social media and the internet, and acceptance as fact of stories of uncertain provenance or accuracy.”

Jan 31 12:18

Downing Street Insists British Dual Nationals Will Not Be Affected By Trump’s Travel Ban

Theresa May’s government issued a statement on Monday afternoon insisting British citizens with dual nationality will not be affected by Donald Trump’s US travel ban.

According to the Guardian, the PM’s deputy spokeswoman said the government was confident in the clarification secured by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Sunday.

This is a despite a statement issued on Monday by the US embassy in London claiming the opposite.

Jan 31 12:04

London Eye: UK Universities Admit Monitoring Students’ Emails To Prevent Radicalism

King’s College London is warning staff and students their computer activity could be monitored as part of the British government’s counter-radicalization strategy, Prevent.

Jan 31 09:49

REVEALED: Now shameless EU threatens UK with astronomical £500BILLION Brexit DIVORCE BILL

THE EUROPEAN Parliament's top Brexit negotiator has said Britain could face a £500billion (€600bn) Brexit divorce bill – ten times the figure initially expected.

Jan 31 09:07

Mass Surveillance and the Dark Web of Pick'n'Mix Law

On 27th January 2015, then Mayor of London Boris Johnson signed an order increasing the data collection capability of the Metropolitan Police Service's (MPS) number plate camera network by 300%. He achieved this without adding any cameras.

The story of how Johnson was able to sign away the liberties of millions of drivers in London illustrates the rise of a new administrative despotism, and a contempt for individual freedoms and values once cherished.

Jan 31 08:04

Theresa May Not Taking Devolved Govts’ Brexit Demands ‘Remotely Seriously’ – Sturgeon

Britain’s devolved governments of Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland want a bigger say in Brexit negotiations with the European Union, but Prime Minister Theresa May is determined to lock them out.

Leaders of the devolved governments pressed Prime Minister May on the issue at a meeting in Cardiff, where Scottish and Welsh representatives produced plans that would allow them to retain access to the single market.

Jan 31 07:18

Theresa May stands firm on Donald Trump state visit as thousands protest

Theresa May defended the decision to invite Donald Trump on a state visit as thousands of protesters took to the streets across the UK and more than 1.5 million people signed a petition to try to stop the trip from going ahead.

Jan 30 17:55

Theresa May Not Taking Devolved Govts’ Brexit Demands ‘Remotely Seriously’ – Sturgeon

Britain’s devolved governments of Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland want a bigger say in Brexit negotiations with the European Union, but Prime Minister Theresa May is determined to lock them out.

Leaders of the devolved governments pressed Prime Minister May on the issue at a meeting in Cardiff, where Scottish and Welsh representatives produced plans that would allow them to retain access to the single market.

Jan 30 16:52

Treasure Hunter To Raise British Warship Potentially Laden With Gold Worth £1bn

An Argentine treasure hunter aims to raise a British warship which sank off the coast of Uruguay more than 250 years ago, in hopes of uncovering its cargo – thought to be a mountain of gold worth £1 billion ($1.25 billion).

Jan 30 16:28

RT UK’s Bank Accounts To Remain Open After NatWest Backs Down

NatWest has scrapped its plan to close the bank account of RT UK after the bank’s decision sparked a public outcry. As a result of recent negotiations, RT and NatWest agreed to continue the relationship.

Jan 30 15:54

Britain’s Foreign Aid Budget Contradicts Its National Interests – Ex-Minister

Britain’s overseas aid programs undermine the country’s national interests and “broader ethical concerns” and should be scrapped or reformed, a former minister has said.

Grant Shapps, an ex-minister in the Department for International Development (DfID), said the goals of the Foreign Office and the aid department contradicted one another.

Jan 30 15:22

Useful Idiots? Japanese Embassy Pays British Think Tank To Plant Anti-China Stories

The neoconservative Henry Jackson Society (HJS) think tank is on the payroll of the Japanese embassy, charged with drafting in public figures to spread anti-Chinese propaganda, investigators claim.

The Times’ investigation suggests the London-based HJS is paid £10,000 (US$12,500) per month to spread anti-Chinese propaganda, including through public figures like former British Foreign Secretary Malcolm Rifkind.

Jan 30 13:57

Nigel Farage & Katie Hopkins Back Trump’s #MuslimBan, Want The Same For Britain

Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage and political commentator Katie Hopkins have voiced their support for US President Donald Trump’s immigration ban on citizens from seven Muslim countries.

The policy, which has been dubbed #MuslimBan on social media, has proved controversial in the UK, with over a million British people signing a petition to ban the US president from entering the country until the restrictions are lifted.

Jan 30 13:44

UK Govt Rejects Over 900k-Strong Petition To Bar Trump State Visit – Report

A petition calling for US President Donald Trump to be barred from making an official state visit to the UK has been rejected, according to a BBC source, despite gathering almost one million signatures.

The petition asks for the official state visit to be rejected “because it would cause embarrassment to Her Majesty the Queen.”

Jan 30 13:44

Petition to Stop Trump UK Visit Passes 1 Million Signatures

For weeks, British lawyer Graham Guest’s petition to stop Trump’s visit to the UK didn’t get much attention. Things have changed now as the number of signatures passed 1 million and more and more people are signing it. The main reason for the sudden outburst of petition signatures is Trump’s infamous Muslim ban.

Jan 30 10:11

Trident nuclear missiles have history of failure, US documents show

Newly-released US documents show Trident nuclear missiles have a track record of failure. The revelations come weeks after it emerged a British test-fired missile malfunctioned in June 2016 and veered off course towards the US coast.

Documents seen by the Sunday Times reportedly show the Trident system has long been affected by navigational issues, leading to £1.4 billion (US$1.76 billion) being spent on repairs and modifications.

Jan 30 10:03

Don't call pregnant women 'expectant mothers' as it might offend transgender people, BMA says

The British Medical Association has said pregnant women should not be called "expectant mothers" as it could offend transgender people.

Instead, they should call them "pregnant people" so as not to upset intersex and transgender men, the union has said.

Jan 29 16:23

First Minister Sturgeon Welcomes Refugees Banned By Trump

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has extended Scotland’s welcome to any refugees who are barred from entering the United States by President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration.

Jan 29 14:17

UK Protesters Marching On Parliament: Hands Off Our NHS

A large number of people have staged a demonstration in the British capital to protest against the government’s policy on the National Health Service (NHS).

The demonstrators marched on the parliament in London on Saturday with placards reading, “Hands off our NHS.”

Jan 29 10:28

Britain, Turkey Sign £100 Million Warplane Deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May has signed a £100 million warplane deal with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in hopes that the UK will emerge as Turkey’s principal military partner.

Jan 29 10:17

The British Government Has Colluded With Monsanto And Should Be Held Accountable In The International Criminal Court

“THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT HAS COLLUDED WITH MONSANTO AND SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE IN THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT IN THE HAGUE FOR CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY AND ECOCIDE.” DR ROSEMARY MASON.

The British public and the environment are being poisoned with a deadly cocktail of 320 pesticides. Moreover, Wales has become a storage dump for Monsanto’s most toxic chemicals. These are the messages conveyed by Dr Rosemary Mason in her recent open letter to Councillor Rob Stewart, the leader of Swansea City and County Council.

Jan 29 09:09

UK’s May puts The Donald on best behavior… but who got the deal?

So how did May pull it off, that is, tame the tycoon?

US President Donald Trump’s hosting of Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May was billed as the “odd-couple” meeting. After their amiable press conference and Trump’s remarkably subdued behavior – for him – the British leader is entitled to feel satisfied.

On her way to Washington DC, she even hinted at bracing for an odd-couple challenge, by telling reporters, “sometimes opposites attract.”

Jan 29 09:06

The Media Is Now The Political Opposition

Maybe Trump will add to his agenda breaking into hundreds of pieces the six mega-media companies that own 90% of the US media.

Bannon is correct that the US media—indeed, the entire Western print and TV media—is nothing but a propaganda machine for the ruling elite. The presstitutes are devoid of integrity, moral conscience, and respect for truth. Read the comments in which morons define freedom of the press as the freedom to lie to the public.

Jan 28 16:27

Disappearing London With Dan Cruickshank

One of the UK’s most prolific architectural historians, Dan Cruickshank, explores the long shadows cast by the City of London.

Jan 28 14:37

1 In 4 Holocaust & Genocide Survivors Suffer Abuse In UK

Over a quarter of the survivors of the Holocaust and other genocides have been abused or discriminated against while living in Britain, according to newly published research.

Jan 28 14:35

Russia’s London Embassy Trolls Theresa May Over ‘Beware Putin’ Remarks

Russia’s embassy in the UK has ridiculed Prime Minister Theresa May for her warning to US Republican lawmakers that the West should “engage with, but beware” of President Vladimir Putin.

May invoked the spirit of the Cold War on Thursday, when she warned of a possible “eclipse of the West” if they failed to engage with Moscow “from a position of strength.”

Jan 28 09:35

Close Call: Passenger Plane & Drone Narrowly Avoid Collision Over UK School

A passenger plane and a drone almost collided last year 500 feet (152 meters) above a school in Birmingham, a newly released report said, revealing a rise in near-miss incidents involving the two types of aircraft in British airspace.

Jan 27 22:43

Flashback: David Cameron promises in/out referendum on EU

David Cameron has said the British people must "have their say" on Europe as he pledged an in/out referendum if the Conservatives win the election. The prime minister said he wanted to renegotiate the UK's relationship with the EU and then give people the "simple choice" between staying in under those new terms, or leaving the EU.

Note that Cameron said "the British people."

Not parliament. Not civil servants. Not the Supreme Court. Not corporations. Not Brussels. Not Ireland. Not Europe. Not Blair. Not Branson. Not ex-pats. Not the Mars Curiosity Rover.

The British people duly spoke. 17.4 million said "leave." 16.1 million said "remain."

This was not a "split decision."

The choice has been made.

Jan 27 21:23

BREXIT THREAT: EU exit could be BLOCKED by 'unavoidable' referendum in Republic of Ireland

Because the Republic will be affected by Brexit in terms of trade and potentially in terms of freedom of movement, they argue citizens should be allowed to vote on whether or not Article 50 is even triggered - and, if so, under what conditions.

Jan 27 21:20

SHAME: Meddling Tony Blair COSIES up to Juncker in Brussels for his OWN Brexit talks

REMAINER Tony Blair is in Brussels today to meet EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker to discuss Brexit.

Jan 27 15:51

The British Government Has Colluded With Monsanto And Should Be Held Accountable In The International Criminal Court

The British public and the environment are being poisoned with a deadly cocktail of 320 pesticides. Moreover, Wales has become a storage dump for Monsanto’s most toxic chemicals. These are the messages conveyed by Dr Rosemary Mason in her recent open letter to Councillor Rob Stewart, the leader of Swansea City and County Council.

Dr Mason adds that Swansea has over the years been a testing ground for glyphosate with the outcome being a huge spike in illness and disease among the local population as well as ongoing environmental devastation. There has been a long-term reckless use of a glyphosate-based weedkiller in Swansea, regardless of EU recommendations.

Jan 27 13:51

America Has A Moral Obligation To Help Rebuild The Ravaged Middle East

“Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations, entangling alliances with none” - Thomas Jefferson

It is unfortunately incumbent upon the new administration to also pay the proverbial bill, and to fix and rectify the mistakes of the past.

It would be altogether grossly irresponsible and cruel to now leave the entire world in smoke and shambles, burning embers of once great civilizations that have often existed for thousands of years uninterrupted and unmolested.

Jan 27 13:45

Trump’s First Big Mistake – Justin Raimondo

Syrian “safe zones”: a disaster waiting to happen

This idea is a disaster waiting to happen, and could augur the unraveling of the President’s “America First” foreign policy, which supposedly abjures regime change operations in the Middle East and elsewhere. In 2013 testimony submitted to Congress by then chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey, the reality of what this would have to mean was outlined:

“Thousands of U.S. ground forces would be needed, even if positioned outside Syria, to support those physically defending the zones. A limited no-fly zone coupled with US ground forces would push the costs over one billion dollars per month.”

Jan 27 11:05

James Bond’s ‘Q’ Is Actually A Woman, Says MI6 Chief In New Spy Recruitment Drive

MI6 chief Alex Younger has revealed the real head of gadgetry at the British spy agency is a woman, unlike the ‘Q’ character from the James Bond movies, which has always been portrayed by a man.

The chief of the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), as MI6 is also known, made the revelation during a keynote speech at the Women in IT Awards in London on Wednesday, where he appealed for more women to join the agency.

Jan 27 09:41

Give War A Chance: Murdered MP’s Report Backs UK Military Intervention

War should always be an available option for Britain, according to a report initiated by murdered Labour MP Jo Cox and finished by a former military intelligence officer-turned-Tory backbencher.

Due to be launched on Thursday by former prime minister Gordon Brown at the Policy Exchange think-tank, the study titled ‘The Cost of Doing Nothing’ seeks to recondition Britain’s ability to intervene militarily in the affairs of other nations.

Jan 27 09:38

Polar vortex brings rare multi-coloured clouds to Britain

The multi-coloured clouds are sometimes known as ‘mother-of-pearl’ or nacreous clouds because of their shimmering pastel hues which resemble the inner surface of sea shells.

Usually the clouds only form over the poles during winter because the air in the upper stratosphere needs to be at least -78C.

Jan 27 08:57

Brexit And The UK Supreme Court

It was predicted, it was warned against, and it happened: Prime Minister Theresa May’s government cannot commence the official process for leaving the European Union without parliamentary approval.

In upholding the decision of the lower court Parliament, deemed the sovereign voice of the UK, was again affirmed as ultimate arbiter, the historical figure of force that cannot be bypassed. This flies well and truly in the face of the semi-authoritarian May, who has used Brexit as alibi and deflector in asserting the state’s famed prerogative powers.

Jan 26 19:29

UK accepts Assad could run for reelection, marking shift in Syria policy

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says Britain has changed its stance and now believes Syrian President Bashar Assad could potentially be allowed to run for president if there was a peaceful settlement of the conflict.

“It is our view that Bashar al-Assad should go, it’s been our longstanding position. But we are open-minded about how that happens and the timescale on which that happens,” Johnson told the Lords International Relations Committee on Thursday, according to The Guardian.

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