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Jun 18 10:15

Grenfell Tower fire: Cladding used on London block is ILLEGAL in UK, Philip Hammond says

The Chancellor faced tough questions on the BBC’s Andrew Marr show as the public turned on Theresa May, calling for the PM to resign.

Marr asked the Tory Cabinet minister: “The cladding that was used around this tower which went up the rocket is banned across most European countries and banned in the United States.

“If the inquiry says it’s got to be banned in this country and it’s got to be torn off every single building that’s got it and we have to re-clad those buildings whatever the cost - will the Government pick up the tab for that too?”

Mr Hammond responded: “My understanding is that the cladding in question, this flammable cladding which is banned in Europe and the US, is also banned here.

Jun 18 10:10

London fire - Cladding maker said DON'T install above 10m but warnings IGNORED

THE cladding that covered the Grenfell Tower should not have been used on a building taller than 10 metres, an investigation found.

Manufacturers, Arconic, clearly state in its brochure that the plastic cladding should not be used on a building over 10 metres (32 feet) high.

But in a move that has been blasted for possibly causing the deaths of countless people, including 58 missing, contractors installed them on 24 floors of the block - which is 67 metres tall (220 feet).

Jun 18 09:51

Revealed: the tower block fire warnings that ministers ignored

The extent to which government ministers failed to act on expert warnings about inadequate fire safety rules before the Grenfell Tower disaster in London can be revealed by the Observer.

As public outrage mounted and political pressure grew on Theresa May over the tragedy, former chief fire officer Ronnie King – who is secretary of the all-party parliamentary group on fire safety – said urgent requests for meetings with ministers and action to tighten rules were stonewalled.

King also revealed that ministers had failed to insist that life-saving sprinkler systems were mandatory in the design of new schools in England, despite clear recommendations in reports commissioned by the government itself, which advocated their use.

Jun 18 09:49

Tim Price: "The UK Today Feels Like A Very Strange & Disturbing Place"

If you have been voting for politicians who promise to give you goodies at someone else’s expense, then you have no right to complain when they take your money and give it to someone else, including themselves.

-Economist Thomas Sowell

Jun 18 09:38

Ex PM advisor hits out at 'repellent' socialists 'exploiting grief for political gain'

SOCIALIST politicians and supporters are using the Grenfell Tower fire to shamelessly further their political agenda, it has been claimed.

Jun 18 09:37

EU's house of cards will COLLAPSE if Brussels punishes UK for Brexit, Swedish MEP blasts

THE European Union’s house of cards will collapse if power-hungry Eurocrats try to punish the UK for Brexit, a Swedish MEP blasted.

Jun 18 09:36

Cancelling Brexit would be ‘great’ – German minister

It would be “great” if the UK backed away from its decision to leave the European Union and instead chose to stay within the bloc, German Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries told Reuters, adding, however, that she regards such a possibility as “unlikely.”

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Merkel did say that she wants to make it harder for others to Frexit, Swexit, Pexit, Rexit, Bexit and so forth; any guesses why the EU needs a EU army? How about sending the EU army to any EU country that thinks about Xexit? This starts to looks like 1956 Hungary and 1968 Czechoslovakia.

Jun 18 09:15

London fire: A tale of two tower blocks

London is increasingly becoming a city of high-rise living. There are more than 700 tower blocks, ranging from brand new luxury developments to the post-war council-owned buildings seen as a quick fix to cure problems caused by crumbling and unsanitary 19th Century hovels.

Jun 18 06:19

How is London’s Grenfell Tower Still Standing?

Yesterday’s news about the Grenfell Tower in London going up in flames has me a bit confused.

On September 11th, 2001 the Twin Towers in New York City both sustained a great amount of fire damage and each building collapsed at near free fall speed. They disintegrated into dust!

It is interesting how this did not happen with Grenfell Tower in London despite the entire structure being engulfed in flames.

I guess the laws of physics were just suspended yesterday, because any time a building catches fire it should collapse at free fall speed. The Twin Towers proved this!

Jun 17 22:34

Levels of child hunger and deprivation in UK among highest of rich nations

The UK has some of the highest levels of hunger and deprivation among the world’s richest nations, according to a wide-ranging United Nations assessment of child health and wellbeing.

The Unicef report ranks 41 high-income countries against 25 indicators tracking progress against internationally agreed goals to end child poverty and hunger, promote health, ensure quality education, and reduce inequality.

It concludes that the majority of rich countries are going backwards on inequality indicators as gaps between rich and poor widen, with many performing poorly in key areas of child health, notably as a consequence of rising obesity rates.

“Income inequality is growing, adolescents’ mental health is worsening, and child obesity is growing,” the report states.

Jun 17 15:21

Tim Farron quits as Liberal Democrat leader to remain "faithful to Christ"

Stuart Littlewood examines the demise of ultra-lightweight and born-again Christian Tim Farron, leader of the UK’s Liberal Democrats, who “talked as though he’d been suckered into the ranks of Zionism, which is where many deluded Christians gravitate.">>

Jun 17 13:27

Activists demand justice for London fire victims

Protests have erupted across London in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire disaster, with victims and other angry Londoners uniting in outrage at the failings that led to the blaze.

Jun 17 11:43

1 million UK bank customers forced to use new codes

Almost 1 million UK bank customers will be forced to have to use new six-digit sort codes as the high street lenders implement rules intended to make the financial system safer, a Bank of England official has said.

Jun 17 09:44

The Goyim Know

In the article Pickles affirms that it was the Jews who kept Theresa May in power. “Were it not for the Jewish community’s strong support for Conservative candidates in north London, then Comrade Corbyn could well be in No 10 right now.” Pickles is probably right, but how did this come about? Why is British Jewry’s political choice so distinct from that of their gentile neighbours? Are those Jews British first or are they just ‘Jews who live in Britain’ as the Zionist mantra* suggests?

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But remember, we are only allowed to accuse Russia is tampering with the internal politics of other nations!

Jun 17 09:36

London Mayor Khan Slammed by Jewish Groups Over Refusal to Ban Anti-Israel Al-Quds March

London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan has been slammed by members of the capital’s Jewish community over his refusal to ban Sunday’s anti-Israel al-Quds Day march and its traditional display of flags supporting the Hezbollah terrorist organization.

Jun 17 09:28

Unions plotting Red October: Militants want a summer of discontent to pave way for Corbyn to enter No10 in autumn

Union leaders are plotting a ‘summer of discontent’ to cause chaos and force Theresa May from power.

Militants linked to Unite, rail guards, teachers and junior doctors told followers this week to prepare for co-ordinated strikes and national protests, which would bring the country to a standstill.

They pledged to defy the election result and help the Labour Party seize power like the Bolsheviks in 1917, stating: ‘We will have a Red October with Jeremy Corbyn as our Prime Minister!’

Jun 17 09:21

Ashes to Ashes for Get-Rich Britain

The smoldering high-rise tower block in London where families were burned alive this week now stands as a vile condemnation of Britain’s get-rich Tory government.

Jun 17 08:27

Labour’s Israel lobby plans to relaunch campaign against Corbyn

“I was wrong about Jeremy Corbyn” said failed Labour leadership challenger Owen Smith the day after the UK general election.

Corbyn gained 30 seats for Labour despite media predictions he could lose as many as 80.

In so doing, Corbyn denied Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May her majority – a triumph for Labour relative to the consensus that the party was heading for disaster.

Smith’s line summed up the general attitude of Corbyn’s critics in the Parliamentary Labour Party.

Jun 16 18:09

'I tried to get out the window but it was melted': Grenfell Tower survivor 'tripped over bodies' as he desperately scrambled to safety wrapped in a soaked jumper

A Grenfell Tower survivor has described tripping over the dead after trying to escape through a window but it was melted shut.

Christos Fairbairn, 41, who lived on the 15th floor of the block, has given the most detailed account yet of the horrors inside Britain's worst fire for a generation.

Mr Fairbairn's path to safety was pitch black and choked with smoke and he said he tripped over the dead and says their faces will never leave him.

And before he could make it to the exit he fainted - somewhere on the third or fourth floor - but was dragged to safety by a hero firefighter.

Jun 16 15:14

1 million UK bank customers forced to use new codes

Almost 1 million UK bank customers will be forced to have to use new six-digit sort codes as the high street lenders implement rules intended to make the financial system safer, a Bank of England official has said.

James Proudman, a senior regulator in Threadneedle Street, said the estimate from high street banks included retail and corporate customers.

Jun 16 14:36

Activists demand justice for London fire victims

Protests have erupted across London in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire disaster, with victims and other angry Londoners uniting in outrage at the failings that led to the blaze.

Jun 16 13:52

What will Theresa May's public inquiry hide?

Theresa May has called for an official public inquiry into the fire that destroyed a social tower block in west London.

“We need to ensure that this terrible tragedy is properly investigated,” the prime minister said from Downing Street after returning from a visit to Grenfell Tower.

Jun 16 12:09

Theresa May’s popularity hits rock bottom

As no one has ever said, a year is an extremely, extremely long time in politics.

It is not yet a year since since Theresa May stood on the steps on 10 Downing Street, announcing plans to rebuild Britain as a fairer society, and received personal approval ratings higher than Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair at their respective peaks.

Jun 16 12:03

Anger grows over tower fire amid claims cladding was unsafe

Calls made for ban on cladding used on building as it emerges similar materials are illegal in the US

Jun 16 09:48

'We don't know whether to stay or get the hell out': Terrified residents of buildings with the SAME cladding as Grenfell Tower fear for their safety as fire expert calls for 'deadly' tinder box sheets on high rises to be ripped off immediately

Tinder box cladding wrapped around buildings should be ripped down immediately because thousands of lives could be at risk, one of Britain's top fire experts told MailOnline today.

Grenfell Tower in White City had insulated aluminium panels installed on the outside by East Sussex-based company Harley Facades Limited - but it ignited 'like a firelighter' after a fridge exploded yesterday.

Today it emerged that the same company, and the main contractor Rydon, did the same work at dozens of other buildings including scores of high-rise blocks housing thousands.

Four 23-storey tower blocks in Camden, north London were refurbished with the cladding at a cost of £16 million, raising fears for the safety of thousands other residents.

Jun 16 09:46

'You exist because of us' Brit MEP berates 'blood-sucking' Brussels over wasted tax money

A BRITISH MEP launched a blistering attack on European Parliament officials, declaring they only exist because of subsidisation from the UK.

Jun 16 09:37

Shocking moment cladding similar to Grenfell Tower bursts into flames after just TWO MINUTES of heat is revealed during laboratory fire test

A laboratory test saw the materials heated to 700°C – compared to temperatures of more than 1,000°C recorded at the tower block.

Jun 16 09:11

Firefighter's Tweet Goes Viral For One Somber Reason After London Tower Fire

The London Tower fire was such a massive disaster that firefighters from all over the city were called in to try and tame the spreading flames as best as they could.

Jun 16 09:05

Jeremy Corbyn: Give empty luxury properties to the Grenfell fire homeless

Properties deliberately kept empty by millionaires within a stone’s throw of the Grenfell Tower disaster should be used to accommodate survivors who lost their homes, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says.

Jun 16 08:44

Grenfell Tower fire protesters attempt to storm Kensington Town Hall

Protesters chanting "we want justice" stormed the entrance of a local town hall in London on Friday after a deadly fire at a block of flats killed at least 30 people, Reuters reporters at the scene said.

The protesters made their way through an automatic door at the local Kensington and Chelsea town hall.

As the protesters sought to gain entry to an upper floor, police tried to bar their way. A scuffle broke out.

The protesters chanted "We want justice" and "bring them out."

Jun 16 08:36

BREAKING: Grenfell Tower protesters storm town hall after councillor warns unrest to come

PROTESTORS have stormed Kensington town hall as anger mounts over the deaths at Grenfell Tower.

With the official death toll currently standing at 30 and set to rise, the community has rallied together and is demanding answers.

Jun 16 06:25

'Because of saving money, people are dying!' Angry Grenfell Tower locals confront Tory minister after Theresa May no-show

Angry Grenfell Tower locals confronted Tory minister Andrea Leadsom after Theresa May's no-show.

Interrupting a TV interview as the Leader of the House of Commons visited a West London community centre, one man said: "Because of people saving money, people are dying."

Theresa May has faced criticism for not meeting survivors, families and neighbours when she visited the site yesterday.

The local told Ms Leadsom: "At least she could have met with the victims. At least.

"Corbyn is a good man and he met the people. He came and met them. He didn't come with a bunch of police. And no-one saw her."

Jun 16 06:20

Fears of 'riots in the streets' as anger over Grenfell Tower tragedy rises with hundreds expected at 'justice' rally

Anger over the Grenfell Tower disaster could lead to riots on the streets, it has been claimed.

The horrific fire, which has left at least 30 people dead, has left the local community angry and frustrated.

Politicians including Sadiq Khan have been heckled at the scene and locals even shouted "where are you going?" as the Queen and Prince William left the site today.

And hundreds of people are expected to attend a 'justice' rally in central London tonight.

Now, a local councillor has warned there could be "unrest in the streets" if council chiefs don't step in.

Jun 16 06:14

Tory minister struggles to explain why government failed to review fire safety regulations

Sajid Javid said all coroner's recommendations after the Lakanal House fire had been "actioned". They have not

Jun 16 06:10

Anger as leader of Kensington Council appears to blame Grenfell residents for sprinklers not being installed

The Conservative leader of Kensington Council has faced backlash after claiming the residents at Grenfell Tower were to blame for the fact sprinklers were not fitted in the building.

He claimed on Newsnight that sprinklers were not fitted during the £10million refurbishment of the 24-storey building because residents didn't want the disruption.

According to experts on the programme, sprinklers could have been fitted for £200,000.

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One Twitter user wrote: "Am I hearing right or did Paget-Brown just blame the residents for the non fitting of sprinklers in #GrenfellTower on #Newsnight?"

Another said: "Nick Paget-Brown is just sitting there basically saying "we didn't bother fitting sprinklers because it would have been a hassle" #newsnight"

Jun 15 21:21

Eight failures that left people of Grenfell Tower at mercy of the inferno

The aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire demonstrates that if the twin towers had remained standing the US government would have received a shitstorm of criticism. Two fire damaged towers would have stood in the middle of New York which had the scars of being hit by planes. There were fatalities inside and outside of the buildings. People would have asked what happened to the US air defences. How fortunate it was for the US government that the towers both collapsed into their footprints. All questions disappeared into a cloud of dust.

Jun 15 16:32

Politicians knew about fire danger in London tower

Questions are mounting over opportunities that were potentially missed to prevent the deaths caused by the Grenfell Tower fire, after it emerged that ministers had been warned several times about the cladding used in the building’s regeneration.

Jun 15 16:30

Fire-proof cladding for Grenfell tower would have 'cost just £5,000 more than panels used'

The panels used in the refurbishment, known as Reynobond, were the cheapest of three versions and allegedly the only one that is not fire–resistant.

Reynobond sell their fire-resistant panel for £24 per square metre, a £2 increase on the standard version. A rough calculation based on the panelling being used on 2,000 square metres of the tower block means it would have been available for an additional £5,000, The Times revealed.

Jun 15 16:28

Experts warned government against cladding material used on Grenfell

The government’s building safety experts warned last year that the drive for greater energy efficiency meant more and more buildings are being wrapped in materials that could go up in flames.

In a report compiled before the Grenfell Tower disaster on Wednesday, the Building Research Establishment, which works for the Department of Communities and Local Government on fire investigations, said attempts to innovate with insulation were leading to an “increase in the volume of potentially combustible materials being applied” to buildings.

Jun 15 15:02

Theresa May's popularity hits rock bottom

As no one has ever said, a year is an extremely, extremely long time in politics.

It is not yet a year since since Theresa May stood on the steps on 10 Downing Street, announcing plans to rebuild Britain as a fairer society, and received personal approval ratings higher than Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair at their respective peaks.

Jun 15 14:54

Blogger Gagged By Council After Warning About Grenfell Tower Fire Threat

A blogger who warned the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea council of the dangers lurking in Grenfell Tower was threatened by local officials for writing about problems in the building.

Jun 15 14:33

Grenfell Tower Disaster and Political Decisions Impacting It

So many of the people in Power who hold seats in Parliament have vested interests in other financial matters, in this case being Landlords, and that vested interest raises their financial wealth over the actual lives of fellow human beings:

Jun 15 14:06

Politicians knew about fire danger in London tower

Questions are mounting over opportunities that were potentially missed to prevent the deaths caused by the Grenfell Tower fire, after it emerged that ministers had been warned several times about the cladding used in the building’s regeneration.

Jun 15 13:54

Can Sinn Fein stop a DUP Tory Alliance ?

There are various reports on the internet on the one-hand citing that Sinn Fein taking potential seats in Parliament to block the Tory / DUP Alliance is likely to happen and conversely that Sinn Fein have stated that this is not their intention:

Jun 15 13:23

Jeremy Corbyn Could Still Become UK PM

A point of constitutional law has emerged today that experts are claiming means that Jeremy Corbyn can automatically become Prime Minister in the event that Theresa May is unable to pass a Tory/DUP Queen’s Speech into law in the House of Commons.

Jun 15 13:18

Britain First Lead Taunts Muslims at Grenfell Disaster

Footage has emerged showing Britain First leader Paul Golding baiting Muslims who were helping victims of the Grenfell Tower fire at the East London Mosque.

Jun 15 12:45

Good-guy Jeremy Corbyn demands fire victims are rehoused instead of being left homeless

Jeremy Corbyn and senior Labour MPs have called for homes left vacant in Kensington and Chelsea by overseas investors to be “requisitioned” in order to rehouse those left homeless due to the Grenfell Tower fire.

Jun 15 10:04

Jeremy Corbyn comforts victims of fire, Theresa May ignores them

Both Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn visited Grenfell Tower this morning, to see the devastation caused by the high-rise fire had caused.

Jun 15 09:57

Theresa May breaking Good Friday agreement

Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams has said he told Theresa May that she is in breach of the Good Friday Agreement.

Mr Adams, who is President of Sinn Fein, met the Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street along with other senior figures in the party.

Jun 15 09:48

DUP WANT FARAGE INVOLVED IN BREXIT NEGOTIATIONS

A Conservative-DUP alliance could mean Nigel Farage is offered a role in the Brexit negotiating team, according to some reports

Jun 15 09:28

Four managers at company paid £11million to manage inferno tower block shared more than £650,000 pay last year

The company responsible for the safety and maintenance of the block of flats which turned into a raging inferno and killed at least 12 people was paid £11million last year from taxpayer's money.

Grenfell Tower is owned by the borough council in Kensington and Chelsea, but the management of the building is the responsibility of an independent company - Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation (KCTMO).

Jun 15 09:22

'Gutter politics' Corbyn BASHED for politicising London fire in shock attack on Tories

The Labour leader has been criticised online after he said the Grenfell Tower fire was the price paid for the government’s cuts to local authority funding.

At least six people have died and 74 have been injured after a fire engulfed the block, near Westfield shopping centre in Shepherd's Bush.

Speaking on LBC to the radio station's political editor Theo Usherwood, the party leader said: "If you deny local authorities the funding they need then there is a price that’s paid by the lack of safety facilities all over the country.

Jun 15 09:21

Blogger gagged by council after warning about Grenfell Tower fire threat

A blogger who warned the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea council of the dangers lurking in Grenfell Tower was threatened by local officials for writing about problems in the building.

Home to over 600 people, Grenfell Tower, in the Lancaster West estate, west London, was engulfed in flames in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The true scale of the tragedy is only gradually becoming clear.

Jun 15 09:20

Brexit negotiations will start on Monday, UK govt confirms

Britain has announced that Brexit negotiations will begin on June 19, despite earlier speculation they could be delayed, as Prime Minister Theresa May is still scrambling to prop up her minority government.

Jun 15 08:55

Come back and LOSE all benefits: Verhofstadt warns if UK returns to EU it will be PUNISHED

BRITAIN will lose the favourable terms of its EU membership including the budget rebate and opt-outs on Schengen and the euro if it chooses to withdraw Article 50 and rejoin the club, the European parliament’s Brexit negotiator said today.

Jun 15 08:52

Grenfell Tower blaze in pictures: Firefighters tackle massive fire at west London block of flats

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And still standing!

Jun 15 08:07

Was cladding to blame for rapid spread of fire? Cheap 'Polystyrene-type' may have helped spread devastating blaze after it 'went up like a matchstick' - as council is accused of penny pinching despite warnings not to take cheapest bid

Cut price cladding added to tower blocks built in the 1970s could be to blame for the rapid spread of a fire which claimed the lives of at least 12 people.

New plastic rain-proof cladding was installed at Grenfell Tower in White City, London, in May 2016 as part of a £10million refurbishment - but 'went up like a match' and helped the fire spread quickly from the fourth to 27th floor.

This evening it also was suggested that council penny pinching and accepting the lowest bid was to blame for the blaze according to one former worker.

Jun 15 07:29

Don't touch that mail! London uni fears '0-day' used to cram network with ransomware

University College London is tonight tackling a serious ransomware outbreak that has scrambled academics' files.

It is feared the software nasty may be exploiting a zero-day vulnerability, or is a previously unseen strain of malware as antivirus defenses did not spot it in time, we're told. Eggheads at the UK uni are urged to not open any more email attachments, which may be booby-trapped with the ransomware.

The UCL Information Services Division (ISD) said it had locked down access to the shared and networked drives that have been under siege from the malware since it began infecting users around mid-day Wednesday via an email message.

Jun 14 16:01

Map shows areas of England where the most antidepressants are prescribed

The number of antidepressants prescribed in England has risen sevenfold in the last 25 years, new analysis of NHS data has revealed.

Researchers looked at prescription data for different regions in the country and found twice as many antidepressants are prescribed per person in the North East as in the South East and London.

Doctors made more than 64 million prescriptions of antidepressants in 2016, according to database company Exasol, which conducted the research.

Jun 14 15:31

BREXIT BOOST: Britain would be '£156 billion a year better off WITHOUT a deal with EU'

Former British Chambers of Commerce director John Longworth has issued “a Brexit fight back” after Remainers have tried to capitalise on the hung parliament election result to claim that Theresa May’s vision of a clean Break with the EU is “dead”.

The annual boost - worth around a third in growth for the British economy - would continue for at least 12 years as Britain’s economy is transformed by throwing off the shackles imposed by Brussels.

It is the equivalent of adding the entire NHS and defence annual budgets back into the UK each year.

Jun 14 15:19

Facial Recognition Software Captures First Criminals in UK

U.K. police recently made their first arrest using facial recognition software following a series of trials at large-scale public events. According to authorities, the man was arrested three days prior to the UAEA Champions League Final June 3rd while South Wales police were conducting their most recent experiment with the high-tech surveillance.

Jun 14 10:20

Women in Northern Ireland not entitled to NHS terminations in England high Court Rules

The UK’s highest court has rejected an appeal by a mother and daughter in their legal battle for women from Northern Ireland to receive free abortions on the NHS in England.

Jun 14 09:30

Facial Recognition Software Captures First Criminals in UK

U.K. police recently made their first arrest using facial recognition software following a series of trials at large-scale public events. According to authorities, the man was arrested three days prior to the UAEA Champions League Final June 3rd while South Wales police were conducting their most recent experiment with the high-tech surveillance.

Jun 14 08:37

Revealed: Corbyn ally admits Labour WOULD concede on freedom of movement for Brexit deal

A LABOUR PARTY frontbencher has revealed that the party would concede over freedom of movement in a Jeremy Corbyn style Brexit deal.

Key figures in the Labour Party have produced differing accounts of what the party would do if they were in power towards Brexit.

John McDonnell appeared to suggest that the Party would leave the single market, however on Monday Barry Gardiner claimed that would not necessarily have to be the case.

Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, Rebecca Long-Bailey, the Shadow Business Secretary, said the party would concede on immigration and law for “impediment-free access” to markets.

Jun 14 08:08

US deploys all its nuclear-capable strategic bombers to Britain for the first time amid growing tensions with Russia

The US has deployed several nuclear-capable strategic bombers to Britain for the first time as tensions with Russia continue to grow.

Two B-2 stealth bombers, which cost more than half a billion each three B-52H Stratofortress aircraft and three B-1B Lancers are currently stationed at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire.

Jun 14 08:04

Is Michael Foster a Chameleon?

The utterly repellent Michael Foster who has spent the last 2 years waging a relentless campaign against Jeremy Corbyn has now apparently become a Corbyn supporter. Foster now admits that he was “wrong on Corbyn.” The Jewish labour donor used the notorious Zionist Times of Israel to “tip his hat to the leader’s success”

In a spectacular admission that portrays total cultural and political detachment Foster says, “I was wrong on that his brand of leadership and socialism would not appeal.”

The same character who a year ago professed that he despised Corbyn and labelled his supporters "Sturm Abteilung" (Nazi stormtroopers) has conveniently changed his spots.

Jun 14 08:03

27 Storey Residential Building on Fire in West London

6-13-17 London fire: people trapped as major blaze engulfs tower block – latest At least 200 firefighters and 40 engines on the scene of a huge fire at Grenfell Tower in Latimer Road, near Notting Hil…

Jun 14 08:01

LONDON INFERNO: 'No-one on top 3 floors survived' 6 dead, 74 injured as fire STILL rages

A local community leader, working to locate victims, has claimed "nobody who lived on the top three floors survived" the fire which has destroyed Grenfell Tower on the Lancaster West Estate in North Kensington after starting just before 1am.

He said: "We have a list of missing people - there are so many. It's possible there are more than 50, possibly hundreds."

Jun 14 07:53

London’s Grenfell apartment was a death trap before fire

“It is a truly terrifying thought but the Grenfell Action Group firmly believe that only a catastrophic event will expose the ineptitude and incompetence of our landlord, the KCTMO, and bring an end to the dangerous living conditions and neglect of health and safety legislation that they inflict upon their tenants and leaseholders,” wrote the Grenfell Action Group in a blog post from November. “We believe that the KCTMO are an evil, unprincipled, mini-mafia who have no business to be charged with the responsibility of looking after the everyday management of large-scale social housing estates and that their sordid collusion with the RBKC Council is a recipe for a future major disaster.”

They added, “It is our conviction that a serious fire in a tower block or similar high density residential property is the most likely reason that those who wield power at the KCTMO will be found out and brought to justice!”

Jun 14 07:51

Fatalities confirmed in Grenfell Tower block inferno – Fire Brigade

Jun 14 06:51

Grand Designs' Kevin McCloud suggests safety aspects weren't fully addressed after 'dangerous' cladding used in Grenfell Tower

Speaking on Good Morning Britain, Kevin said: "I think there are two principle issues which seem to be emerging.

"One is yes the residents had already realised that the exit routes from the building were inadequate. There’s only one point of exit for the entire building.

"They were all told that in the case of fire to stay in their flats - which seems bonkers.

"The other thing is the cladding, which we’re beginning to point towards as the culprit and describing as a plastic based product, it seems very strange that it should have gone up so quickly.

"Every single building site in this country has to be approved and go through some extremely rigorous testing thats to do with longevity, structural performance and also fire resistance.

"To see a material in 50 minutes across an entire building take flame like this and allow the flame to move so quickly, well this material is quite dangerous and clearly doesn’t perform."

Jun 14 06:50

Director of company responsible for Grenfell Tower refurbishment admits he is clueless over what cladding was made from

The director of the company responsible for the Grenfell Tower refurbishment has admitted he doesn't know what the cladding was made from.

Police have confirmed there have been at least six fatalities after a huge blaze engulfed the 24-storey tower block overnight.

At this early stage many fear the colourful plastic cladding, which was recently placed on the building as part of a major refurbishment, could have helped spread of the flames.

Jun 14 06:47

London Fire: Grenfell Tower’s Controversial History Emerges After Devastating Fire

And the 400-500 residents, spread over the 20 residential levels, had been advised to “stay put” inside their flats - possibly because there was only one exit.

“The people trapped in the flats were screaming and crying for help. It was very very sad,” Hamda Ali, who lives nearby and got to the scene shortly before 1am, told HuffPost UK.

“The entire building doesn’t have an alarm and the fire brigade were telling people not to come out. I saw people jumping from the top floors without anything because the only way out was down the stairs, which has a gas pipe next to it.”

Samira Lamrani told HuffPost UK that the building was an “accident waiting to happen”.

Jun 14 06:41

"All our warnings fell on deaf ears": Grenfell Tower had £9m refurbishment but no sprinklers before deadly inferno

Residents at a London tower block devastated by fire have claimed their "warnings fell on deaf ears" as details of a recent multi-million pound upgrade were revealed.

At least six people are dead and another 50 injured after the 24-storey Grenfell Tower, in Kensington, became engulfed in flames in the early hours of this morning.

Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation (KCTMO) spent £8.7million renovating the block - improving its community facilities, opening new flats and cladding the exterior - after winning planning permission in 2014.

But residents claim there was no sprinkler system in the building.

And it today emerged Theresa May’s new chief of staff was one of a series of housing ministers who “sat on” a report warning high-rise blocks like Grenfell Tower were vulnerable to fire for four years.

Jun 14 05:46

May is essentially being forced to either reverse Article 50 or seal a 'Soft Brexit' deal for Britain

LONDON - Prime Minister Theresa May is being encouraged to either reverse Article 50, and cancel Britain's plan to leave the European Union, or seal a "soft Brexit" deal that is less harsh than what she was pushing for before the snap general election.

May triggered Article 50 in March, which kickstarted the official two year period where Britain has to negotiate its deal to leave the EU. Britain will leave the EU on March 29, 2019 - unless she calls to reverse it and all other 27-EU member states vote unanimously to allow her to cancel Brexit.

Who hasn't seen this coming?

Jun 13 20:33

MAJOR FIRE! People Trapped In West London's Residential Grenfell Tower

MASSIVE FIRE EMERGENCY AT RESIDENTIAL GRENFELL TOWER IN WEST LONDON! OFFICIALS SAY MANY HAVE BEEN EVACUATED AND THAT THERE ARE INJURIES!

Jun 13 20:08

European Union door open if Britain gives up on Brexit: Germany

The European Union's door remains open if Britain changes its decision to leave the 28- member bloc, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said today, while acknowledging such a move is unlikely.
"If they wanted to change their decision, of course they would find open doors, but I think it's not very likely," Schaeuble told Bloomberg Television in his first public comments on last week's election in Britain which saw Prime Minister Theresa May lose her parliamentary majority.

Jun 13 17:18

Tory scaremongering campaign triggered revolt against ‘fear politics’

The unexpected electoral success of the Labour Party has put to shame the predominant cynical wisdom of the connoisseurs, even those who pretended to sympathise with Corbyn and whose preferred excuse was: “Yes, I would vote for him, but he is unelectable, the people are too manipulated and afraid, the moment is not yet right for such a radical move…”

Jun 13 15:54

War-crazed Tory Party Ignore How Terrorists Really Work

The Conservative government largely avoided being blamed during the election campaign for its failure to stop the terrorist attacks. It appealed to British communal solidarity in defiance of those who carried out the atrocities, which was a perfectly reasonable stance, though one that conveniently enables the Conservatives to pillory any critics for dividing the nation at a time of crisis. When Jeremy Corbyn correctly pointed out that the UK policy of regime change in Iraq, Syria and Libya had destroyed state authority and provided sanctuaries for al-Qaeda and Isis, he was furiously accused of seeking to downplay the culpability of the terrorists.

Jun 13 15:53

Where they’re needed most: Manchester police feel impact of Tory cuts

The head of Greater Manchester police has said his force is under “real strain” as a result of major cuts.

Ian Hopkins, the chief constable of GMP, made the remarks three weeks after the Manchester Arena bombing in which 22 were killed and more than 200 injured.

Jun 13 15:35

Theresa May is laughing stock in Parliament

Labour is ready to offer “strong and stable leadership in the national interest” if Theresa May fails to form a “coalition of chaos” with the DUP, Jeremy Corbyn has vowed.

Jun 13 15:21

Political correctness gone mad: ‘Genius’ is now suddenly a sexist word

University of Cambridge history tutors have been told to refrain from using the word “genius” in class because it’s offensive towards women.

Jun 13 14:16

Broken electoral system prevented Jeremy Corbyn from becoming prime minister

This was a bittersweet election. We rejoice at the fact the Conservatives have been pegged back and the landslide they presumed was theirs by right has been denied them. We are delighted that an alternative to austerity and nearly 40 years of free-market fundamentalism has secured 40% of the vote. We celebrate the exuberance and scale of the youth vote and both feel an incredible duty to repay their faith in us and our colleagues. And we are proud that in some key marginals cooperation not to split the progressive vote resulted in the Tories losing.

Jun 13 13:17

EDL abuse Sikh volunteers feeding homeless

Far-right protesters have been accused of abusing Sikh volunteers as they tried to feed the homeless in Manchester.

Members of the Sikh Sewa Organisation said they had to flee from Piccadilly Gardens for “their own safety” after "EDL members" became “abusive” towards them.

Jun 13 12:50

UK Prime Minister Theresa May's pact with the devil

As Theresa May prepares to sign a deal with the bigots of Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party to prop up her government in Parliament, Stuart Littlewood examines her track record of incompetence and lack of principle.>>

Jun 13 11:40

John Bull's Other Haters

[A to-the-point condensation of cold, hard facts regarding the Left's cognitive dissonance. Any one of them who possess a mind even partially able to examine the contradiction of his/her position must surely grasp such after reading this.}

The United Kingdom's new minority government is being maintained in power by Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Parity. Barely had the news emerged than the DUP, as we saw in the accompanying photo, instantly catapulted over previously reviled bogeypersons such as Katie Hopkins and Morrissey to become fashionable young London's latest two-minute hate. Two minutes, incidentally, is not an Orwellian allusion but the time between first hearing about them and painting up your placard. Brendan O'Neill in The Spectator:

One protester's comment summed up the flimsiness of the fury. 'I didn't know who the DUP were, I had to Google them,' he said. From Googling a party to railing against it in the space of minutes: the modern mindset summed up.

Jun 12 17:42

'We are skint': Spending falls for first time in four years

We're buying fewer clothes and pairs of shoes, although we're eating out more, according to credit card firm Visa.

Its latest survey shows household spending dipped for the first time in four years last month with families "starting to feel the squeeze" as higher living costs eat into pay.

"Let's face it, we are skint," says commentator Justin Urquart-Stewart.

"Our card's maxed out, nothing in the savings account, pockets emptied out and nothing down the back of the sofa."

Jun 12 17:36

Migrants torch roadblocks to stop UK-bound trucks

VIOLENT gangs of armed migrants set up burning roadblocks to attack British-bound vehicles travelling through Calais, the Daily Express reveals today.

Frightened truckers using the busy port have called for the French army to be drafted in as routes to the ferry are blocked by felled trees which are then set ablaze.

Jun 12 17:34

Brexit could be delayed for a YEAR: Brussels to stall if May pushes on with trade deals

BREXIT negotiations could be delayed for a year if Theresa May insists on discussing a new trade relationship at the same time as the divorce bill, European Union sources have suggested.

Jun 12 17:31

New DVLA car scam warning - If you receive this email delete it

However, what makes this latest hoax even more concerning is the inclusion of an anti-scam note included within the email itself.

It says: “If you are unsure an email is from DVLA: Forward it to phishing@dvla.gsi.gov.uk."

This has most probably be included in the email to try and convince motorists that it is legitimate.

BBC Watchdog tweeted: “This week, a fake DVLA email that brazenly includes a reference to reporting phishing... that's a new one!”

Jun 12 16:17

Capita lose discrimination lawsuit

A Capita man working in a Telefonica call centre has won a sex discrimination lawsuit against the outsourcing giant after bosses threatened him with a pay cut if he took paternity leave.

Madasar Ali wanted to take paternity leave to care for his new daughter, Yasmin, but was told he would only receive two weeks off on full pay, The Times reported today.

Jun 12 15:55

BREXIT WILL NEVER HAPPEN - According To Putin

We still have another exit poll and of course, the real vote. CitiFX Strategy says that if this proves correct, we do expect GBP to have more downside from here. At least another big figure below.

Jun 12 15:30

Farage the NEGOTIATOR? DUP pushes for ex-Ukip leader to be given role to protect Brexit

THE Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) wants Nigel Farage to be given a place on Theresa May's Brexit negotiating team.

Jun 12 15:19

BBC is not Impartial – Yemen, Saudi and GE2017

A key function of BBC propaganda is to present the perspective of ‘the West’ on the wars and conflicts of the world. Thus, in a recent online report, BBC News once again gave prominence to the Pentagon propaganda version of yet more US killings in Yemen. The headline stated:

Jun 12 14:58

The Conservative party and terrorists cannot be trusted to negotiate Brexit

Theresa May launched her election campaign warning about a coalition of chaos and now she is leading one. It won’t work and can’t last. After the election result we have just had, we can’t return to politics as usual with a May-led Tory government. So three things need to happen now.

Jun 12 14:42

Jeremy Corbyn has changed the face of British politics

Jeremy Corbyn has declared “we changed the face of British politics”. This may seem just a bit hyperbolic coming from the leader of the Party who came in second place. Yet in this case it is justified. More than just revive a moribund Labour Party and social democratic agenda – he is fundamentally transforming who are the “British people”.

Jun 12 14:38

Likely Coalition Partner For Floundering UK Conservative Party Sits On The Hard Right Fringe

The Democratic Unionist Party now look like the Tories preferred coalition partners. The DUP, which is the biggest Unionist (ie pro-UK) party in Northern Ireland, are often treated as though they are just the same as the other Unionist party they have essentially replaced — the Ulster Unionists. But while the UUP have a long running relationship with the Tories, and are a centre right party, the DUP are another thing entirely. The idea that they are near power in Westminster should worry us all. Here are some things you need to know.

Jun 12 14:32

The British economy is in the toilet – Pound hits seven-month low

The pound is dipping back towards $1.27, down 0.2% today, as investors analyse these warnings from Moody’s and S&P and wait for developments in Westminster.

Jun 12 14:20

Tories shoot themselves in the foot with unfair austerity policies

The Conservatives have finally felt the impact of their widescale cuts, as the Labour party continue to turn the tide.

Jun 12 13:33

War-crazed Tory Party Ignore How Terrorists Really Work

The Conservative government largely avoided being blamed during the election campaign for its failure to stop the terrorist attacks. It appealed to British communal solidarity in defiance of those who carried out the atrocities, which was a perfectly reasonable stance, though one that conveniently enables the Conservatives to pillory any critics for dividing the nation at a time of crisis.

Jun 12 13:32

Corbyn brings the change we desperately need

The shocking election result in the United Kingdom – the Conservatives losing their majority and the creation of a hung Parliament; and Jeremy Corbyn being more successful than any recent Labor candidate – cutting a 20 point Theresa May lead down to a near tie – gives hope to many that the global shift to the right, fueled by the failures of governments to meet the basic needs of their population and growing economic insecurity, may be ending.

Jun 12 13:11

Where they’re needed most: Manchester police feel impact of Tory cuts

The head of Greater Manchester police has said his force is under “real strain” as a result of major cuts.

Ian Hopkins, the chief constable of GMP, made the remarks three weeks after the Manchester Arena bombing in which 22 were killed and more than 200 injured.

Jun 12 12:57

The dumbing down of society is working

Children across the UK are confused about the origins of key foods, a new poll suggests, with one in five believing fish fingers are made from chicken.

Jun 12 12:25

What is so Controversial About the DUP (Besides being Terrorists)

The Conservatives are preparing to form a government with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), after shock election losses saw Theresa May’s party fall short of a Commons majority.

Jun 12 10:26

Tories shoot themselves in the foot with unfair austerity policies

The Conservatives have finally felt the impact of their widescale cuts, as the Labour party continue to turn the tide.

Jun 12 10:06

Why are the Media Calling Sikhs, Blacks and Gays “Far Right”? – Because they are Protesting Sharia Law

In London, a peaceful march takes place that includes members of the Gay, Sikh and Black community; they march under the banner “Unite Against Hate”, but the BBC and other “progressive” news outlets are calling them “Far Right” and are not reporting on the violent attacks being perpetrated AGAINST them. The simple reason for this is because they are protesting Sharia Law. What’s not to protest???

Jun 12 09:55

Corbyn and the Jews

British Jews have made no secret of their united political opposition to Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour party under his direction. Since Corbyn’s selection as its leader, the Labour party has been subjected to a relentless defamation campaign by the MSM and Jewish bodies. The Jewish anti Corbyn campaign rapidly devolved into a ruthless purge conducted by the Jewish Labour Movement and the Labour Friends of Israel. And then it didn’t take long before we saw some clear evidence that the assault against Corbyn was directed by Tel Aviv.

The reaction of many prominent Jewish voices and Jewish media outlets to Corbyn's recent electoral success leaves no room for doubt - we are witnessing an emerging clash between the Brits and Judea.

Jun 12 09:51

False flags backfire in Britain – voters repudiate lying establishment

Have false flags been so thoroughly exposed that they no longer work? That is the lesson of yesterday’s British elections, which delivered a stinging rebuke to incumbent PM Theresa May, and a high-octane boost to 9/11-truth-supporting anti-Zionist challenger Jeremy Corbyn.

For the second year in a row, Britain held critically-important elections in June. For the second year in a row, those elections were preceded by one or more false flags designed to terrorize voters and stampede them into the Establishment camp. And for the second year in a row, the voters rebelled.

Jun 12 09:00

Corbyn most popular Labour leader in 40 years

Watching the BBC’s coverage of the election, you could be excused for taking away two main impressions of last night’s results. First, that Theresa May had a terrible, self-sabotaging campaign; and second that, while Jeremy Corbyn may be celebrating, he decisively lost the election.

Jun 12 08:58

US, Britain Deny Reports Of Delay In Trump’s UK Visit

Sources in the British and the American government are denying reports that US President Donald Trump’s first state visit to the UK will be delayed or cancelled.

“The queen extended an invitation to President Trump to visit the U.K. and there is no change to those plans,” a spokesman for May told Reuters on Sunday.

Jun 12 08:10

Trump invite to UK still stands after report of delay

So despite an uneasy election in the UK and many other factors the Queen is still holding her hand out to the most powerful man in the World.

Jun 12 08:08

Election 2017: May appeals to MPs for support as her future hangs in balance

Theresa May will appeal to her MPs to throw their weight behind her at a crunch meeting on Monday, as her future hangs in the balance after the Conservatives’ majority was wiped out in Thursday’s general election.

The prime minister is expected to signal to her parliamentary colleagues that she will run her government in a more collegiate, less controlling way, after sacrificing her two closest advisers, Fiona Hill and Nick Timothy.

Jun 12 07:45

Jeremy Corbyn: 'I can still be prime minister'

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says he can "still be prime minister" as he aims to thwart Theresa May's attempt to run a minority government.

He told the Sunday Mirror: "This is still on. Absolutely."

Labour will set out its own programme for government as an amendment to the Queen's Speech, focusing on austerity and a "jobs-first Brexit," he says.

He told the BBC's Andrew Marr he will call on MPs from all other parties to back his policies instead of Mrs May's.

Jun 12 07:30

Such a “Surprise” in the UK!

If those smart Ivy and Oxbridge-type guys and gals in the prestige media were telling us time and again that our societies were all fundamentally center-right collectives with a deep suspicion of government action (except, that is, when it came to making unceasing war on a world-wide scale) who was I, an obscure analyst of Iberian nationalisms and other sundry issues, to say anything about it?

Jun 12 06:14

Softening Brexit? Europe eyes opportunity in Theresa May’s weakened govt

European officials are said to be ready to pounce on Theresa May’s weakened and unstable leadership, after last week’s snap election left the British prime minister with a diminished mandate just days before Brexit negotiations are due to begin.

Jun 11 21:49

How the dementia tax – a ‘nasty party’ policy – lost Theresa May her majority

Pundits and pollsters have spent the last year trying to explain what the Brexit vote meant. Was it right-wing or left-wing? Was it about immigration or sovereignty? Was it a bit racist? They’ll do the same for this election – trying to pinpoint where it all went so humiliatingly wrong for Theresa May.

But to me one answer, even so soon after shock result – and before we’ve been able fully to analyse the results – stands out by a mile: the dementia tax. There are five reasons, I’d argue, why it ruined Theresa May’s election campaign and may have been the key factor in destroying her parliamentary majority.

Jun 11 21:38

Are Theresa May and Angela Merkel in the ILLUMINATI? Conspiracy theorists are convinced the leaders are in secretive sect because of similar hand gestures

"Brexit means Brexit until I declare an unnecessary snap election and announce a 'dementia tax' which turns the Tory manifesto into a suicide note and gives remainers the trump card. Ho hum, we're still in the EU." - Number 9 3/4

Jun 11 17:48

Brexit under threat: Macron set for landslide victory that may drastically alter EU exit

According to final opinion polls, the 39-year-old head of state's Republique En Marche! (REM) party could win between 395 and 425 seats in the National Assembly.

If the CEVIPOF-Le Monde figures prove correct, this would be far above the 289 needed to secure an absolute majority.

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Mr Macron previously described the prospect of the UK leaving the European Union as "a crime", and insisted: "The EU will be united in Brexit negotiations."

But he also said he would rather see a so-called Hard Brexit – including UK leaving the European Single Market - rather than conceding advantages to the exiting state.

On the campaig trail he said: “If your Government decides to organise a Brexit, I will be pretty tough on it,” he told Channel 4 in February.

“We have to preserve the rest of the European Union and not to convey the message that you can decide to leave without any consequences.”

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