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Jul 09 09:32

A Siri-ous issue? No need for 'Russian spies', when 'stupid boy' UK ministers have smartphones

It was one of the funniest things we'd ever seen in Parliament. UK Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson was heckled by his own mobile phone while giving a statement on Syrian "democratic forces" last week.

But amid the laughter, the incident raises some serious security concerns about new technology, which up to now have largely been ignored.

At the time of the Profumo affair (when it was revealed that the Minister of War John Profumo had been sleeping with a model who was also sleeping with the Russian naval attache), the joke doing the rounds was that the government had spent so much time looking for Reds under the bed, it had forgotten to look inside the bed.

Fast forward to 2018 and the joke is this: The UK Defense Minister has spent so much time warning us about the Russian "threat" to UK cyber security, he forgot to switch Siri off on his new iPhone.

Jul 09 09:25

"An Absolute Bombshell": Brexit Ministers Davis, Baker & Braverman Quit In Blow To Theresa May

Davis resignation comes two days after May received backing from her cabinet for a new "soft Brexit" plan which envisioned maintaining close ties with the EU after the UK's departure from the block, news which was cheered the UK business lobby and which had set cable on an upward trajectory in early Asia trading, before the news hit which halted the pound's ascent.

Jul 09 09:16

Theresa May is offering a peace deal to EU with her soft Brexit plan at Chequers and it betrays voters

SO Theresa May did have a plan. It was to steer Brexit up a well-known creek and leave us without a paddle.

The crew are too scared to desert. The shore is lined with hostile Remainers. As for the voters — the 17.4million “thick and ignorant racists” who backed Brexit in 2016 — who cares about them?

Jul 09 07:36

Gross Incompetence: Theresa May's Three 'Remaining' Options On Brexit

Here’s the lowdown: the EU’s single market mechanism dictates freedom of movement for labor, capital, services and goods. These are not divisible; you cannot have one without the other. Still, that’s precisely what Theresa May, again, is proposing. She basically wants to keep the UK in the single market for goods, and make other arrangements for the rest. The EU will not accept that because it could have 27 other countries coming with their own versions of single market à la carte.

Jul 09 07:36

Dominic Raab Appointed as New UK Brexit Minister Following Davis Resignation

British Prime Minister Theresa May has appointed Dominic Raab to be the new Brexit secretary after David Davis’ resignation.

"The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of Dominic Raab MP as Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union," a statement from May's office said.

Raab, 44, has been appointed to the most responsible post in the government, considering that Britain needs to withdraw from the EU by March 29, 2019, and that negotiations with the EU are constantly being stalled.

Jul 09 07:27

Don’t fawn over Donald Trump, Mrs May. He will see it as weakness

Previous visits by American presidents have emphasised the historic bonds between the two countries and underlined a continuing closeness of values and interests. This much-delayed visit will stress the many strains in the relationship. There will be no carriage ride down the mall with the Queen or banquet at Buckingham Palace. He will be helicoptered between country residences and well-guarded stately homes. Rather than put the visitor near the British public, huge effort has gone into keeping him as far away from them as possible.

Jul 09 07:26

Jacob Rees-Mogg cheers on David Davis' sensational resignation and vows to vote down PM’s Chequers plan for a soft exit from EU

Jacob Rees-Mogg has revealed he will oppose Theresa May's 'misfounded' Cabinet agreement, as he hit out at the PM in the wake of David Davis's resignation.

The influential backbencher, who leads a 60-strong group of Tory Brexiteers, also warned that other Eurosceptic MPs will follow suit in refusing to support Mrs May.

Tonight he reportedly said that it had been a mistake for the Prime Minister to 'bounce' the Cabinet into supporting her plans, finalised at Chequers on Friday.

Reacting to the resignation of David Davis and two junior ministers, he said: 'This is very important. It raises the most serious questions about the PM's ideas,' Sky News reported.

Jul 09 07:25

Et tu Boris? Johnson QUITS in devastating blow for May just 30 MINUTES before she faces furious Tory MPs in the Commons over her 'stinker' Brexit trade plan - and could now bid to oust her

Theresa May is in a desperate battle for her political life today after Boris Johnson dramatically quit over her 'third way' Brexit plan.

The Foreign Secretary resigned just 30 minutes before the PM is due to run the gauntlet in the Commons in a statement to MPs about the compromise package she forced through the Cabinet on Friday night.

Mrs May must then endure the pressure cooker of a private meeting with Tory backbenchers amid a massive backlash from Eurosceptics that is threatening to sweep her out of Downing Street.

But the premier's grip on Downing Street is hanging by a thread after Mr Johnson delivered his bombshell news after hours of speculation about his intentions. Mrs May's allies will fear a bid to oust her will come almost immediately.

A No10 spokesman said: 'This afternoon, the Prime Minister accepted the resignation of Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary. His replacement will be announced shortly. The Prime Minister thanks Boris for his work.'

Jul 09 07:24

Andrea Jenkyns 100% Ready to Trigger Leadership Contest

Jul 09 07:22

MPs Demanding ‘No Confidence’ Vote After May’s Brexit Sell-out, Boris Calls Deal ‘A Big Turd’

Theresa May has been unable to contain Brexiteer anger over her “turd” Brexit proposals, with backbenchers reportedly moving to trigger a vote of no confidence in her leadership.

Left-liberal news anchor and political insider Robert Peston cited sources confirming formal letters calling for a confidence vote are being sent to Graham Brady, who chairs the 1922 committee of Tory MPs who do not hold government positions.

According to the ITV host, the letters appear to be a “spontaneous” response to the Prime Minister “traducing those who voted to leave [the] EU” rather than a concerted effort by Jacob Rees-Mogg — the party’s leading backbench Brexiteer — and his European Research Group faction.

Jul 09 07:20

Strongarm Tactics: UK Owners Cancel Striking US Workers’ Health Care

Striking US employees of a UK-owned energy company have seen their health care turned off as corporate negotiators seek to soften up the American unions.

Striking energy workers in the New England region of the US — particularly in Massachusetts and New York — have not received pay and as of July 1 found that their company-provided health care has been shuttered as well.
A spokesperson for the UK-based National Grid power company noted that a so-called no-strike clause would be added to employee contracts and that existing employee health plans would see additional fees added, according to the Boston Herald.

Over 1,000 United Steelworkers union members went on strike June 25 after National Grid, a UK-based company that owns and manages several key power networks in the US, threatened the no-strike clause and medical fee increases against employees.

Jul 09 07:16

Why I Joined UKIP

Jul 09 07:07

Boris Johnson resigns as Foreign Secretary in major Brexit blow to Theresa May

Boris Johnson has resigned as Foreign Secretary.

"This afternoon, the Prime Minister accepted the resignation of Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary," a spokesperson for May said.

"His replacement will be announced shortly. The Prime Minister thanks Boris for his work,"

Jul 08 17:47

British MP, establishment journalists rush for Putin's blood after Amesbury chemical death

The death of Dawn Sturgess from what police say was exposure to Novichok has sparked a new fit of Russia-blaming, as an MP, high-profile commentators and mainstream journalists pointed the finger at Moscow.

As British police launched a murder investigation into the poisoning and death of Dawn Sturgess, 44, in Amesbury, various self-styled chemical weapons experts on Twitter have cried for Russia's blood, squarely blaming Moscow for the incident yet in the early stages of the investigation.

Mike Gapes, the Labour and Co-operative MP for Ilford South who recently got some limelight by urging British parliamentarians against providing any commentary to RT, immediately named Russia as a party responsible for Sturgess' death.

Jul 08 16:09

Flashback: Wiltshire Police - Warning over contaminated drugs after two fall ill in Amesbury

Det Sgt Eirin Martin, from Salisbury CID, said: "At this stage we believe the two patients have fallen ill after using from a contaminated batch of drugs, possibly heroin or crack cocaine."

Jul 08 15:56

David Davis ‘resigns from Government after crunch Brexit talks with Theresa May’

BREXIT minister David Davis has reportedly resigned from the Government - just hours after failing to talk Theresa May out of her 'soft Brexit' plan.

It comes amid mounting anger among Leave-backing MPs that the new No10 blueprint betrays the referendum result.

The plan would see Britain keep EU regulations for most goods to keep trade flowing from Europe, but adopt our own laws on tariffs slapped on imports from abroad in nearly all cases - meaning we can strike new deals with countries around the world.

Last week Mr Davis held a second round of one to one talks with Mrs May in 24 hours last night in a bid to harden her new negotiating stand, The Sun can reveal.

Allies say the former SAS reservist fears she is about to give too much away in her bid to kick start stalled talks with the EU.

Jul 08 15:52

Amesbury poisoning: Here's what we know about the novichok victims

The pair went to a free hog roast at a local baptist church before returning to Mr Rowley's home in Muggleton Road, where he descended into a "zombie-like state" and began to foam at the mouth.

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"We're all pretty serious drug addicts and if they were withdrawing and it looked like heroin, they would have injected it straight away without a second thought."

Jul 08 08:33

If the novichok was planted by Russia, where’s the evidence?

Surely, three months after the poison attack on the Skripals, ministers could have produced some evidence for all these accusations? I am at a loss to see what motive the Kremlin might have to commit murders on foreign soil during the buildup, let alone the enactment, of a sporting event that is of mammoth chauvinist significance to Russia.

Clearly it is possible that freelancers, wildcats or private contract killers could have operated at many removes from the Kremlin. But who knows? The most obvious motive for these attacks would surely be from someone out to embarrass the Russian president, Vladimir Putin – someone from his enemies, rather than from his friends or employees. But once again we have no clue.

As it is, all we can see are the devious tools of the new international politics. We see the rush to judgment at the bidding of the news agenda. We see murders and terrorist incidents hijacked for political gain or military advantage.

Jul 08 08:02

Boris in four-letter attack on May: Foreign Secretary stuns Chequers summit with foul-mouthed outburst but Prime Minister outguns him in Brexit showdown

Boris Johnson has opened up an astonishing new Government split with a crude outburst against Theresa May’s new Brexit policy.

The Foreign Secretary stunned fellow Ministers with his four-letter dismissal of the Prime Minister’s plan at Friday’s special Chequers summit designed to unite the Cabinet. His comment risks making him the first victim of Mrs May’s fresh crackdown on dissent.

Mr Johnson – who has been accused of betrayal by Tory Brexiteers for not blocking Mrs May’s ‘soft Brexit’ proposals – spoke out against the plan for the UK to remain in line with Brussels rules in a new free trade zone with the EU.

Jul 08 08:00

BBC journalist drugged & robbed in Moscow, suspects detained – police

Two suspects have been detained in Moscow for allegedly drugging and robbing a British national, accredited journalist with BBC covering the World Cup, who unwisely drank a serving of “coffee” while riding an unlicensed taxi cab.

The incident occurred early in the morning on Friday when the victim caught a “taxi” in central Moscow. There were two men in the vehicle who offered him an apparently spiked serving of “coffee.” The victim lost consciousness and then woke up north of Moscow, while his belongings, including a phone and credit cards, were missing. The stolen goods reportedly amounted to some £1,000 ($ 1,300).

The British national turned out to be a journalist with BBC, who was covering the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russia. BBC confirmed the information to the Interfax news agency, adding that the reporter continued his work after the incident. The victim reported the incident to the Moscow police, who were swift to apprehend the suspects.

Jul 07 22:36

Boris in four-letter attack on May: Foreign Secretary stuns Chequers summit with foul-mouthed outburst but Prime Minister outguns him in Brexit showdown

Boris Johnson has opened up an astonishing new Government split with a crude outburst against Theresa May’s new Brexit policy.

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According to a reliable source, he complained that anyone obliged to defend the proposals would be ‘polishing a turd’.

He added sarcastically: ‘Luckily we have some expert turd polishers’ – shooting a glance at one of Mrs May’s spin doctors.

Challenging the Prime Minister’s new policy to her face, he said that her decision to try to ‘align’ UK trading rules with the EU would reduce Britain to the humiliating status of a ‘vassal state’.

Jul 07 15:38

'I will NOT vote for it' Rees-Mogg's fury over May's PUNISHMENT Brexit

He told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "This will require legislation and if, when we get the detailed legislation, it turns out that it is a punishment Brexit, that it is keeping us in the European Union in all but name, I will stick to the Conservative Party's manifesto commitments and will not vote for it."

Jul 07 11:44

'Bleak and crippling year' for UK High Street shows no sign of abating as in store sales fall for fifth month in a row

Retailers have suffered a dismal start to the year, according to a survey which found retail sales fell for the fifth consecutive month in June.

Research by advisory firm BDO, which mostly looks at medium-sized businesses, suggests in-store like-for-like sales sank 1.7 per cent last month.

It marks the ninth month in a row where in-store growth has failed to exceed 1 per cent, and the worst first half of a year in over a decade.

Jul 07 11:42

Back of the net! Auto Trader said it would give away a new car every time England scored at the World Cup - now it has a bill for £156k (and counting...)

When Auto Trader decided to launch a World Cup new car giveaway, it didn't plan for it to cost quite as much as it already has.

Assuming England might struggle to hit the back of the net during the tournament, the car listings website launched a competition for a person to win a new motor each time the team scored.

But given the Three Lions success, it appears to have backfired. Four games into the World Cup and England have chalked up no fewer than nine goals, which in turn has cost Auto Trader more than £150,000.

Jul 07 11:15

Mother of Novichok victim says her 'lost soul' daughter is being deprived the care given to the Skripals because she's a 'nobody alcoholic' who turned to drink battling post-natal depression

The mother of Novichok victim Dawn Sturgess has said her daughter is being deprived the quality of care given to Sergei and Yulia Skripal because she is a 'nobody alcoholic'.

She also slammed the police for 'keeping the family in the dark' by saying that Dawn had suffered a heart attack for several days before the truth came out.

Jul 07 10:35

Salvaging Brexit

Most commentators believe that even so, the meeting will end with general agreement, however reluctant, and without resignations. It may be so. It should be so. For it’s hard not to see May’s proposals, as relayed through off-the-record briefings, as anything other than a betrayal.

Jul 07 10:09

Brexiteers, go down in flames of glory!

Well, the fix is in. It is to be as the pessimists feared – Brexit In Name Only. A process in British history that was started with great courage by the electorate ends in cowardice, failure and moral corruption by our ‘leaders’. The people have been let down by the politicians in a way that may have terrible repercussions for the rest of our lives.

By all reports Brexiteers are very gloomy, extremely angry, but will refuse to act. Plus ça change . . . Apparently the excuse this time is that they expect May to go after ‘Brexit’ is achieved and don’t want to move until then.

Jul 07 10:08

Smug Trump demonstration spits in the face of the national interest

Next week the Instagram-addled middle classes have the perfect chance to disguise mass entertainment as political radicalism - the Stop Trump demonstration

Jul 07 10:05

Moped Crime Is Soaring In London

In the UK's capital, thieves are more likely to snatch someone's bag from their moped or motorcycle as it quickly weaves in and out of traffic.

Back in 2013, the Metropolitan Police recorded 1,637 incidents of this type of crime and since then, it has soared. In 2017 (up to September 30), there were 17,604 incidences of moped crime in London.

The solution is simple - Ban Mopeds!!!

Jul 07 09:37

HOW THE UNITED KINGDOM BECAME A POLICE STATE

This article will demonstrate how the United Kingdom has steadily become a police state over the past twenty years, weaponizing its institutions against the people and employing Orwellian techniques to stop the public from seeing the truth. It will demonstrate, contrary to official narratives, that both overall levels of crime and violent crime have been increasing, not decreasing, as the size of the state in the UK has gotten bigger. It will also expose how the Labour government under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown from 1997 to 2010, deliberately obscured real crime data with estimated crime rates based on survey data as opposed to the real numbers. I will demonstrate that, contrary to popular opinion perpetuated by progressive myths, life was much safer in Britain during the era of classical laissez-faire from the 1850s to 1911.

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Many world leaders want to conveniently forget that George Orwell's "1984" was a cautionary tale; not a "how-to" manual.

Jul 07 09:32

Meet the men behind the anti-Trump protests: The wealthy descendant of a Labour politician, a hard-line Corbynista and a senior university lecturer

The orchestrator of the 'Trump Baby' protest against the U.S. President's visit to Britain is a wealthy descendant of a former Labour peer, it can be revealed.

Leo Murray, grandson of the late Labour politician Anthony Greenwood, once scaled the roof of the House of Commons in a protest against Heathrow expansion.

And Michael Chessum, a prominent Momentum activist who dismissed Jeremy Corbyn’s ‘kinder politics’ in favour of ‘heads on sticks’, has co-organised the largest anti-Trump march.

A giant blimp depicting the President as a wailing baby in a nappy will fly near the Houses of Parliament next week after Mr Khan bowed to a petition of 10,000 signatures.

Jul 07 09:29

'Fake News': Pro-Brexit Politician Denies He's Launching a Coup Against UK PM

The prospect of a leadership challenge against UK Prime Minister Theresa May has been on the cards for a while, with some members of her party willing to vote against a proposed Brexit deal if certain conditions are breached, potentially “collapsing” the government.

Eurosceptic Tory politician Jacob Rees-Mogg has denied claims that he’s plotting a coup against PM May, refuting allegations by an ex-minister, The Independent reported on Wednesday.

Earlier, Phillip Lee, a former cabinet minister, insisted that there is “no doubt” a coup against May is being planned by hardline Tory Brexiteers. He called on MPs and the entire Conservative Party to collectively “stand against this nonsense.”

Jul 06 16:50

Cabinet agrees Brexit deal that keeps Britain tied to EU rules on goods indefinitely

Theresa May won her battle with Eurosceptic ministers on Friday night as she announced the Cabinet has signed up to a Brexit deal that keeps Britain tied to EU rules and regulations indefinitely.

Jul 06 08:51

Boris’ Brexit plot: Foreign secretary assembles SIX Eurosceptic ministers on eve of May's crucial summit as it’s revealed PM wants UK to follow EU Court rulings after Brexit and US trade deal unlikely

Boris Johnson assembled six Eurosceptic ministers for a private meeting tonight ahead of Theresa May's crunch summit at Chequers tomorrow, it has emerged.

The Foreign Secretary gathered colleagues including David Davis and Michael Gove to the Foreign Office after livid Brexiteers claimed the PM's 'third way' plan would make it impossible to do a trade deal with the U.S.

Pro-Brexit ministers Liam Fox, Esther McVey, Penny Mordaunt and Andrea Leadsom were also at the private meeting tonight.

The ministers were 'drawing up plans' to 'eviscerate' Mrs May's proposals, the Daily Telegraph reported.

The PM was struggling to keep her Cabinet united after a briefing paper was circulated suggesting the UK would align fully with EU standards - effectively ruling out a broad transatlantic trade agreement.

Jul 06 08:35

MAY SHOWS MERKEL CUSTOMS PLAN BEFORE CABINET

The Cabinet are livid about this – why have Number 10 kept them in the dark while briefing the media and the German government? Who was told first, Dexeu or the Germans?

Jul 06 07:17

Amesbury poisoning is a terrorist attack, secondary contamination impossible – expert to RT

The poisoning of a UK couple in Amesbury was a terrorist act, a chemical weapons expert told RT. The victims couldn't have been affected by the toxin from the Skripal attack in March, as Novichok can't remain stable that long.

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By blaming Russia for using the so-called Novichok nerve agent against former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury without providing any proof, "the UK government, actually, put its own population in danger because if there are some enemies of Russia, who would like to create problems for the country, they would find incentives in conducting terrorist acts with the use of chemical weapons because they know for sure who would be blamed after such incidents," the chemical arms expert explained.

Jul 06 07:15

Autistic boy vs govt: Billy Caldwell placed under ‘hospital arrest’ over medical cannabis treatment

Billy Caldwell, an autistic boy with epilepsy, has been placed “under hospital arrest” because Northern Ireland will not allow him to be treated with cannabis oil at home, the 12-year-old’s mother has said.

Jul 06 05:53

Iran Asks for Trial of S. Arabia, UAE, US, Britain for Crimes in Yemen

Secretary of Iran's Human Rights Council Mohammad Javad Larijani blasted Riyadh, UAE, the US and Britain for their extensive human rights violations in Yemen, stressing the need for relevant international bodies to put them on trial. "The crimes committed by Saudi Arabia, UAE, the US and Britain in Yemen and other parts of the world are clear instances of human rights violation and they should be tried at international tribunals," Larijani said on Monday. He also expressed displeasure with Saudi Arabia's membership in the UN Human Rights Council, calling for the country's expulsion for its extensive human rights violations. Meantime, Larijani welcomed US President Donald Trump's decision to cancel its membership in the UN Human Rights Council.

Jul 05 16:15

UK Not Interested In Nerve Gas Use Probe: Russia

Russia says the United Kingdom shows no interest in conducting a joint investigation into an alleged nerve agent attack on a former Russian double spy in southern England some four months ago, as an almost similar incident occurred in the same region in Britain over the weekend.

Jul 05 16:05

Exposed! How Britain’s anti-Semitism scaremongers operate

"This article about the British charitable organisation, the Campaign against Anti-Semitism (CAA), and its officers, Gideon Falter and Steve Silverman, examines events in England but ought to serve as a cautionary message for Canadians and Americans.

"The article will delve into the corrosive methods of the CAA; review the manner in which this ultra Zionist group “discovers” anti-Semitic “incidents”; examine their inaccurate statistical “studies” and see how they seek to intimidate political parties, venues, the press and others; and look at the court cases which the CAA has prosecuted. In the guise of fighting anti-Semitism, the CAA has managed to manoeuvre British society into abdicating its core liberal values, intimidate the prosecutorial and judicial system, and silence criticism of Israel in both social media and the mainstream media.

Jul 05 15:56

Swedish PM Calls Urgent Meeting With Police After 7 Killings In 2 Weeks

Sweden’s PM calls an urgent meeting with police in the wake of a string of gangland killings in recent weeks.

In the last two weeks, 7 people have been murdered as a result of gang violence in Sweden.

Jul 05 15:19

NHS Reaches Grand Old Age Of 70 As Campaigners Lose Fight Against ‘Trojan Horse For Privatization’

As celebrations ring out for the NHS reaching it’s landmark 70th birthday, campaigners backed by the late Stephen Hawking lose their fight against US-style health bodies, which they say are the ‘Trojan horse for privatization’.

Jul 05 15:16

Court action to save young from climate bill

An activist group hopes to sue the UK government over climate change, arguing that it is discriminating against the young by failing to cut emissions fast enough.

The campaigners - known collectively as Plan B - argue that if the UK postpones emissions cuts, the next generation will be left to pick up the bill.

It is seeking permission from a judge to launch formal legal action.

Jul 05 14:39

British Troops ‘Smuggle Prostitute Into Barracks & Film Sordid Sex Romp’

British Army soldiers are under investigation after being accused of smuggling a woman into their army barracks and filming themselves having sex with her. Video purporting to show the tryst has since been shared online.

Jul 05 13:34

New Novichok claims curiously happen during massively successful World Cup in Russia – analysts

The timing of the new poisoning is especially important since it took place during a hugely successful, and so far incident-free, FIFA World Cup in Russia, Kovalik said.

“I also find it very curious that this is all happening during the World Cup in Russia, when Russia is getting a lot of good publicity and Britain seems hell-bent on vilifying Russia.”

It’s almost inevitable that Russia will be dragged into the case, Kovalik agreed, even as he asked rhetorically, “what would be Russia’s intention?It makes no sense.” Just like it wouldn't have made sense for Russia to poison Sergei Skripal, since “Russians have never killed anyone in spy-swap situation” and there was no reason for Russian intelligence to wait for over 10 years to get to them.

However, this time, with the victims' lack of any connection to Russia whatsoever, “trying to link them to Russia is just absurd."

Jul 05 13:06

UK police say couple in Wiltshire contaminated with same substance as Skripals

The police's initial assumption that drugs could have caused the pair’s collapse was due to the male victim, Charlie Rowley, being a registered heroin addict, British media reported. It is not known if his girlfriend, Dawn Sturgess, had any connection to drugs.

Sam Hobson, a friend of the couple allegedly exposed to Novichok, described the symptoms Rowley had suffered before he was taken to hospital.

“He’s started feeling really hot and sweaty, so he went and had a shower and then was using his bedroom for a while,” Hobson told RT. The man’s condition was deteriorating rapidly as the day progressed. As Rowley came out of the house, his eyes were red and he started “rocking against the walls, sweating and dribbling,” at which point, Hobson said he called an ambulance.

Hobson said that the man started experiencing the symptoms a day after he returned from Salisbury.

Jul 05 13:03

Flashback: Wiltshire Police - Warning over contaminated drugs after two fall ill in Amesbury

We are issuing an urgent warning to drug users in the south of Wiltshire after two people fell seriously ill in Amesbury over the weekend.

Emergency services were called to an address in Muggleton Road on Saturday evening after a man and woman, both in their 40s, were found unconscious in a property.

They are both currently receiving treatment at Salisbury District Hospital and are both in a serious condition.

Det Sgt Eirin Martin, from Salisbury CID, said: "At this stage we believe the two patients have fallen ill after using from a contaminated batch of drugs, possibly heroin or crack cocaine.

"Of course, we would always advise against the taking of any illegal drugs, but, following the incident over the weekend, we are urging drug users to be extra cautious.

"Our main priority is the safety of the public, which is why we have taken this unusual step of issuing this warning about drugs which may be in circulation in the south of the county.

Jul 05 10:05

The Skripal Incident Big Lie Won’t Die

Father and daughter Skripal “miraculously” recovered from whatever caused their illness – kept virtual prisoners by Britain so they’re not free to tell tales, Russia all along denied access to its own citizens.

Five months after the incident, the Big Lie persists. On Monday, the Sun published the latest twist to the deception, its report clearly planted by UK authorities, claiming two Kremlin-connected hit men poisoned the Skripals, attempting to assassinate them, according to Scotland Yard.

Jul 05 10:01

Wheel Out the Skripal Story Again

Just as the World Cup had forced the British media to grudgingly acknowledge the obvious truth that Russia is an extremely interesting country inhabited, like everywhere else, by mostly pleasant and attractive people, we have a screaming reprise of the “Salisbury incident” dominating the British media. Two people have been taken ill in Amesbury from an unknown substance, which might yet be a contaminated recreational drug, but could conceivably be from contact with the substance allegedly used on the Skripals, presumably some of which was somewhere indoors all this time as we were told it could be washed away and neutralised by water.

Jul 05 09:48

UK POLICE CONFIRM 2ND CRITICALLY ILL COUPLE POISONED WITH NOVICHOK NERVE AGENT

Update: And here come the 'Russians did it' allegations...

Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said the substance which has left two people critically ill in Amesbury was nerve agent Novichok.

The same agent that was allegedly used to poison former Russian spy Sergei Skripal just a few miles away (who miraculously survived the 'deadly' nerve agent along with his daughter).

So why are "the Russians" now poisoning some random - non-former-Russian spies - British people?

One can only wonder at the timing of this second seemingly random poisoning with a deadly nerve agent coming so close to President Trump's scheduled summit with President Putin.

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IF the same lab at Porton Down which is now testing the substance which made the people ill, and cannot state that it is definitively NOVICHOK (which they were unable to do with the sample from the Skribal case), then the headline is absolutely skewed when it screams "UK POLICE CONFIRM 2ND CRITICALLY ILL COUPLE POISONED WITH NOVICHOK NERVE AGENT". Because unless the UK chemical lab can logically confirm this, the UK police have no business making that statement.

But I will tell you what the timing of this incident has been most likely engineered to poison; the atmosphere of the meeting between Trump and Putin in Helsinki in a couple of weeks.

This has the very embarrassingly juvenile fingerprints MI5, MI6, and those of Teresa May, fighting to not lose power by her very awkward handling of the Brexit, all over it.

Jul 05 08:51

A Look Inside Britain's Muslim Sex Grooming Gang Scandal

These laws have victimized a number of Britons. Hoteliers Ben and Sharon Vogelenzang were prosecuted for “insulting” a Muslim guest. Liberty Great Britain party chairman Paul Weston was arrested on suspicion of racial harassment after publicly reading a passage critical of Muslims from Winston Churchill’s The River War. Dr. Vladislav Rogozov, a Czech-born, UK cardiac anesthesiologist, is being investigated by Sheffield's Royal Hallamshire Hospital for giving an online interview about his 2013 confrontation with a Muslim surgeon who refused to replace her blood-specked hijab with the prescribed, operating-theater headgear.

Jul 05 08:48

Who’s ‘dumb’? Reuters got lost in Russian embassy tweet on new Novichok claims

Reuters has been caught spreading fake news after falsely reporting that the Russian embassy in the Netherlands said that Britain was “dumb” to drum up another Novichok story during the World Cup.

In a rush to break the latest development in the new Novichok saga, it appears that Reuters has jumbled the facts in a tweet.

Jul 05 08:44

'Curiouser and Curiouser': Salisbury, the Skripals & the epic failure of the British Fairy Tale

It was claimed by the PM that "only Russia had the motive" to attack Sergei Skripal. But this is clearly ridiculous as I said at the time. On the principle of Cui Bono, i.e. who benefits from this crime, obviously Russia, days before its presidential election and exactly 100 days before the World Cup opening ceremony, had the least to gain from carrying out this crime – certainly at that time.

Russia could have attacked Sergei Skripal at any time, with no collateral damage to his daughter or a passing policeman, either long before or alternatively after the World Cup. Simple logic demanded at least the consideration that the crime may have been carried out by someone or some state which sought to damage Russia. The faked murder of the Russian journalist Babchenko in Ukraine in May being such a case in point.

Jul 05 08:42

Skripal poisoning case cost taxpayer £7.5 million so far and could rise, PCC says

The police response to the alleged nerve agent attack on former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, has so far cost the taxpayer £7.5 million, according to the region's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).

Jul 05 08:38

Novichok strikes (but doesn't kill) again, and all the old questions re-emerge

A friend of the couple described Rowley becoming increasingly ill over the course of the day, before finally being taken to the hospital. There, the supposedly deadly Novichok gave doctors enough time to treat the couple for a completely different diagnosis: the medics initially believed that the couple had taken contaminated drugs (Rowley is a registered heroin addict).

Jul 05 08:32

Novichok strikes (but doesn't kill) again, and all the old questions re-emerge

And the moment is significant for two reasons – two events key to Russia's international image. One is the hugely successful FIFA World Cup, where the English team just secured a quarter-final spot. British fans seem to be enjoying themselves in Russia, and berating British politicians and media for their efforts to scare them away from the event.

The other is the preparations for a summit between US President Donald Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin. A date and a place for the meeting – Helsinki, Finland, July 16 – were set just last week, and a possible rapprochement between the two rival superpowers seems to be keeping British officials up at night.

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Analysts have repeatedly questioned the apparent low lethality of the supposed "military-grade nerve agent." Russian officials, as well, have said that if such a deadly substance had indeed been used, survival would be impossible.

Jul 05 08:31

Home Office Told to Expand Programme Importing Refugees to Every UK Town, Village

George Soros-funded NGO Citizens UK has launched a campaign demanding the Home Office extend the refugee resettlement scheme to every corner of Britain.

The left-leaning new Home Secretary Sajid Javid was urged to “take a brave stand with refugees and show the world once again Britain is a country of welcome”, at a campaign launch in London on Friday.

According to the group’s press release, “200 civil society leaders from mosques, churches, schools and other organisations” attended the event in support of extending beyond 2020 the government’s programme transporting 20,000 mostly Syrian migrants over five years into homes in UK councils.

Citizens UK, which claims to be a “community organising group”, pointed to council figures showing migrants have been distributed across every part of Britain — including many rural areas — as a demonstration of the scheme’s “success”.

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"Blend them in! Blend them in!" -- Sore Ass

Jul 05 08:28

'Curiouser and Curiouser': Salisbury, the Skripals & the epic failure of the British Fairy Tale

"Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast" – Alice in Wonderland. The problem for the British narrative in the Skripal case is that one would have to believe way more than six things.

Let me start with the latest: the taxpayer-funded purchase for more than one million pounds of the homes in Salisbury of the British spy Sergei Skripal and the police officer Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey. This purchase is explained as necessary on security grounds and – some suspect – may be followed by the destruction of both houses and all the evidence therein.

Jul 05 08:15

Nigel Farage: Angela Merkel Is History And Stopping BREXIT Will Bring Political Whirlwind

Jul 05 06:37

Russia's Roscosmos to skip UK’s Farnborough airshow. Russia, China to hold experiment to increase satellite data accuracy

Russian state corporation Roscosmos will skip the 2018 Farnborough Airshow, scheduled to run from July 16 to July 22 in the UK, head of the corporation’s press service Vladimir Ustimenko informed TASS on Thursday...

Jul 05 05:46

Kremlin concerned over new poisoning incident in UK

The Kremlin has described the news of another poisoning incident in the UK as disturbing. "This is very disturbing news. Of course, it triggers profound concern in connection with the similar incidents in the UK," Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters. "We wish them [those affected] a speedy recovery." According to Peskov, the repeated use of poisonous substances in Europe is a source of concern. "On the other hand, we have no information on what substances were actually used and how they were used, because here it is very difficult to rely on any media reports," he noted. The Kremlin spokesman recalled that after a similar incident in Salisbury "Russia has strongly denied its possible involvement in what happened there." "Britain has failed to provide any convincing evidence to substantiate its accusations against Russia," he added.

Jul 05 05:26

Yulia Skripal wants to return to Russia, her cousin says

"She said she wants to come back, but I don’t know when she’ll come," Viktoria said. The conversation took place on Tuesday, Victoria said, adding that Yulia feels well. Viktoria Skripal had earlier reported about a telephone conversation with Yulia in April. Sergei Skripal’s niece, Viktoria Skripal, intends to resubmit documents for a visa to the UK in late July. In the spring of 2018 she repeatedly failed to obtain an entry visa needed to visit Yulia.

Jul 04 19:18

Fife and Drum Music of the Revolutionary War

Excerpts from "Fife and Drum Music of the American Revolution: Military Music in America series, vol. 1," produced by the Company of Military Collectors & Historians, Washington, D.C. with George P. Carroll, Director of Music -- from about 1976.
(Improved audio from my earlier upload of this same.)

Jul 04 19:14

American Revolutionary Song: Chester - William Billings

Chester was a patriotic anthem composed by William Billings and sung during the American Revolutionary War. Billings wrote the first version of the song for his 1770 songbook The New England Psalm Singer, and made improvements for the version in his The Singing Master's Assistant (1778). It is the latter version that is best known today.

The curious title of the song reflects a common practice of Billings's day, in which tunes were labeled with (often arbitrarily chosen) place names. Billings's song evidently has little more to do with any particular town named Chester than his hymn tune Africa has to do with Africa. With identifiable names for compositions, performers could select different lyrics to sing with the music without creating confusion.
This song would rival Yankee Doodle as the unofficial anthem of the rebel colonies

Jul 04 19:12

American Revolutionary War Song:Ballad of the Green Mountain Boys

Lyrics:

Ho--all to the borders! Vermonters, come down,
With your britches of deerskin and jackets of brown;
With your red woolen caps and your moccasins come,
To the gathering summons of trumpet and drum.
Come down with your rifle!
Let gray wolf and fox
Howl on in the shadow of primitive rocks;
Let bear feed securely from pig-pen and stall;
Here's two-legged game for your powder and ball.
Then cheer, cheer, the green mountaineer, then cheer, cheer the green mountaineer

On the south came the Hessians, our land to police;
And armed for the battle while canting of peace;
On our east came the British, the red coated band
To hang up our leaders and eat up our land.
Ho--all to the rescue! For Satan shall work
No gain for the legions of Hampshire and York!
They claim our possessions--the pitiful knaves--
The tribute we pay shall be prisons and graves!
Then cheer, cheer, the green mountaineer, then cheer, cheer the green mountaineer

Jul 04 14:27

‘Major Incident’: 2 Checked For ‘Unknown Substance’ Exposure Near Salisbury – Police

A British counter-terrorism unit has joined the probe after a man and woman were apparently exposed to an ‘unknown substance’ near Salisbury.

Update: It has been reported that the couple overdosed on heroin and cocaine.

Jul 04 14:03

‘I’m Banned From Meeting Trump Because UK Govt Hates Me’

Nigel Farage has responded to reports that Downing Street has banned him from meeting US President Donald Trump by saying the claims are “undoubtedly true” as the government “hates me.”

An unnamed source close to the former United Kingdom Independence Party leader (UKIP) told the Telegraph on Tuesday the ban was a “red line [issue] for 10 Downing Street” in talks about Trump’s visit.

Jul 04 12:20

UK Couple Falls Critically Ill In "Major Incident" Miles Away From Skripal Poisoning

UK counterterrorism detectives and local police are investigating after a couple in their 40's fell critically ill from exposure to an unknown substance, just a few miles from where former Russian double-agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter were poisoned with a suspected nerve agent in early March - exactly four months ago.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please, Lord, tell me that the UK's Teresa May isn't going to try a "Skripal II" episode, to attempt to again demonise Russia, misdirect from her own geopolitical woes, and put a kaibosh on the Trump/Putin meeting scheduled for the middle of this month.

Jul 04 12:14

U.S. Sidelined as Five Powers Set to Give Iran New Assurance

Top diplomats from world powers will meet on Friday in a bid to defend their landmark nuclear deal with Iran from attack by President Donald Trump.

Foreign ministers from China, France, Germany, Russia and the U.K. will convene in Vienna for the first time without the U.S. in order “to ensure the continued implementation” of the accord, which granted Iran a reprieve from sanctions in exchange for limits to its nuclear program, according to a European Union statement on Wednesday. Trump abandoned the deal in May and reimposed sanctions against countries and companies doing business with Iran.

“Austria and the European Union are ready to maintain and deepen the framework for cooperation with Iran,” Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen said following a meeting in the Austrian capital with his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani. U.S. threats to impose secondary sanctions violate the rights of European companies and individuals, Van der Bellen said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These threats are sounding old, and impossible to pursue by the American government; they are going to have to change tactics, and soon.

Jul 04 10:22

'Coding' cockup blamed for NHS cough-up of confidential info against patients' wishes

Confidential information on 150,000 NHS patients has been distributed against their wishes for years due to a "coding error" by healthcare software supplier TPP.

NHS Digital, the body that oversees the healthcare service's use of data, fessed up to the bungle – which saw data on the affected patients used in ways they had specifically requested it wasn't – this week.

It affects patients who registered what is known as a type 2 opt-out – which says clinical information can't be used for anything other than their own care – between March 2015 and June 2018 at a GP surgery that used TPP's SystmOne software.

According to NHS Digital, a coding error in the SystmOne application meant that the opt-out information was not sent to NHS Digital, and so the body used the information for other purposes, such as research or clinical audits.

Jul 04 09:51

Britain now has 'good behaviour zones' - this is how utterly pathetic this country has become!

Jul 04 09:21

British Air Force Lost Special Forces Plane on Covert Syria Mission

In a separate incident, the Sunday Times reported that a £44 million transport aircraft has been seriously damaged in an accident in the Syrian desert. The damage was caused after a heavy landing during a covert mission. The aircraft, a C-130J Hercules, was used by the British SAS (Special Forces) in special missions in Iraq and Syria.

There have been various scuffles between the coalition forces and the pro-Assad Shi'ite militias which control the border area.

On June 21, several Maghawir al-Thowra combatants and coalition "consultants" fell under fire from from outside the zone. The firing came from an area not known to be under ISIS control, according to the British Ministry of Defense.

The forces withdrew in order to defuse the situation, but one position persisted in firing upon them, said the Ministry statement.

It said the retaliatory strike was "wholly proportionate," but refused to disclose the identity of the forces attacked.

Jul 04 08:18

Dumping 'Lenin', Chanting 'Sieg Heil': England Fans Have Fun in Russia

Ambassadors of the English fan movement to Russia, which is hosting the football World Cup, have been making headlines in recent weeks. From chanting songs about Auschwitz to vandalizing a cherished statue - England fans are paving their road to glory at Russia 2018.

A video has emerged on Twitter, which shows a group of football fans deriding a senior who they thought looked like Lenin. «It's England, Mr. Lenin!» they were chanting as they lifted the man from the bench and threw him in a trash. One of the fans was wearing the English team's T-shirt.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Compare this behavior to that of the Japanese team, who after losing, left their locker room spotlessly clean with a thank you note written in Russian.

Jul 04 08:18

Cameron 'personally requested Obama's back of the queue Brexit warning'

A former key aide to Barack Obama has confirmed David Cameron personally asked the US president to warn Britain would be "back of the queue" for a post-Brexit trade deal.

Ben Rhodes, an ex-White House adviser, admitted Mr Obama's dramatic intervention in the EU referendum campaign came at the personal request of the former prime minister.

Proof that there was indeed collusion to swing the Brexit vote, and it didn't involve Russians.

Jul 04 07:39

‘Football the winner, scoundrels the losers': England fans berate Boris Johnson after World Cup win

UK Prime Minister Theresa May ordered a diplomatic boycott of the World Cup after accusing Russia of involvement in the March poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal. This meant no British officials would attend the finals, including FA President Prince William.

Johnson went one further and alluded to supporting a complete boycott of the Russia 2018 World Cup by the England national football team, comparing the competition to the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany under The Third Reich.

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Fans have called for the UK foreign secretary to "apologize" for appearing to back a boycott, while others have called Johnson a "scoundrel" and a "clown," and some have laughed off the idea of a boycott in the shadow of their joy.

Jul 03 08:07

BEX ALERT - Scotland Yard believes two-man hit team led Salisbury nerve agent attack on behalf of the Kremlin

They are now thought to be back in Russia and under the protection of President Vladimir Putin. Met anti-terror cops and spooks have spent weeks hunting the hitmen who targeted ex-Russian double agent Skripal and his daughter Yulia with deadly Novichok nerve agent.

And they are now convinced they have made a huge breakthrough.

The inquiry is thought to be focusing on at least two key "persons of interest" - almost certainly with close ties to Russia.

Jul 03 08:00

Brexit crunch time - but immigration dominates EU talks

Jul 02 17:41

France to replace Britain as Trump military ally unless May spends on DEFENCE, warns US

US defence secretary Jim Mattis has lashed out at Prime Minister Theresa May's cuts to military spending, warning that France could replace the UK as Washington's closest military ally unless more money is pumped into Britain's defence.

Jul 02 13:22

Three Jailed for Playground Shooting in Khan’s London

Shibbir Ahmed, Shamrat Hussain, and Forid Farhad have been handed jail sentences for the shooting of four people at a children’s playground in Sadiq Khan’s London.

Snaresbrook Crown Court heard how police were called to reports of a shooting in Brady Street, Whitechapel, East London, at around 10.20pm on July 15, 2016.

The trio was convicted of a number of offences following a seven-week trial, during which Snaresbrook Crown Court heard emergency services found four men suffering shotgun wounds after the shooting.

Jul 02 12:36

HISTORY MADE: MP Declares "I'm On My Period" In House Of Commons Debate On "Period Poverty"

Labour MP Danielle Rowley made history by announcing she's on her period in the House Of Commons last week.

Jul 02 08:28

BBC accused of ‘cutting off’ reporter as he notes MI6’s role in torture of terrorist suspects

The BBC is facing accusations of covering up Britain’s involvement in torture, after a reporter’s feed cut out as he was detailing accusations that MI6 worked with Libyan forces against anti-Muammar Gaddafi dissidents.

A widely-circulated clip shows BBC home affairs correspondent Dominic Casciani reporting about British intelligence agency MI6’s role in assisting Libyan forces in their abduction of former dissident Abdul Hakim Belhaj. Just 39 seconds into the report, the screen goes grey, cutting back to the alarmed presenter, Jo Coburn, who cites “technical interference” before the transmission is cut off.

Jul 01 10:09

Girls are banned from wearing skirts at 40 secondaries across England as schools opt for gender-neutral uniforms to cater for transgender pupils

Schools are opting for gender-neutral uniform policies under which boys and girls both wear trousers, while others are considering similar changes, it is claimed.

They have followed the lead of Priory School in Lewes, East Sussex, which scrapped its female uniform last September, also citing fears over the sexualisation of young women.

It comes alongside news that a leading private school is bringing in make-up experts to help pupils who feel anxious about their appearance.

Jul 01 09:24

London fears losing 'market' and 'influence' if Trump makes 'peace' with 'boogeyman' Russia

The UK establishment is alarmed by a "peace deal" that Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump may reach at their upcoming meeting. London has used Moscow as a "boogeyman" to preserve its fading influence in Europe, experts told RT.

After the time and date of the meeting – that is, Helsinki, Finland on June 16 – was set this week, the Times laid out a piece conveying the fears of unnamed cabinet ministers that a "peace deal" will undermine NATO and compromise European security.

Ideas of "what can go wrong" ranged from the cancelation or downsizing of NATO drills in Eastern Europe to acknowledging Crimea as Russian territory and lifting sanctions against Moscow. One minister even predicted "further provocation by Moscow."

Jun 29 08:18

Forget the beer - save the crumpets! CO2 shortage halts crumpet production at Warbutons

BRITAIN’S carbon dioxide shortage will soon lead to a crumpet crisis, Warburtons has announced after low CO2 supplies have limited the production of foods all over the country.

Jun 29 08:15

It’s delusional to think Britain should be a global military power

The armed forces want a big increase in defence spending. They are dreaming up threats

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