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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

Jun 29 07:56

GLOBALIST BEX - Guess who helped the rise of Europe’s mini-Trumps? Brexit-poisoned Britain

The postwar liberal world order risks being torn up before our very eyes. Confronted with Donald Trump and his stupidities, a Russia which is successfully injecting chaos into the west and a China seemingly happy to sit back and await its turn at the top table, the people of Europe have some fundamental decisions to make.

Do we want to inhabit a continent founded on a respect for liberal democracy, the rule of law and a humane approach to migration? Or do we cede to the populists promoting fear over hope and division over unity? Brexit aside, the people of Britain will face these great challenges and their consequences, too.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note how Guy Verhofstadt tries to blame Donald Trump for the recent backlash against the globalists and open borders at the polls.

Jun 28 11:01

US, UK Financing 54 Militia Groups in Syria Despite Trump Vow to ‘Get Out’

Despite US President Donald Trump vowing “I want to get out” of Syria to “bring our troops back home” a few months ago, a new report indicates the US military and a cohort of allies including Israel, Britain, France, Jordan and “some Persian Gulf states” are still supporting some 54 militia groups in Syria.

The US, Russia and United Nations all designate al-Nusra Front, also known as al-Qaeda in Syria, a terrorist organization. But for some reason, the terror group's fighters appear "to be deeply entrenched alongside these US-backed militias in key, strategic towns and villages scattered throughout" the southern part of Syria, The American Conservative reported Sunday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And, also from blacklistednews.com, we have a companion piece:

Ben Rhodes admits: Obama armed jihadists in Syria, in bombshell admission

Jun 28 09:24

Cyber nasties downed NHS systems for 1,300 hours over 36 months

NHS trusts across England experienced more than 1,300 hours of downtime in the last three years, according to results from a Freedom of Information request (FoI).

Nearly a third of the trusts (25 out of 80) that responded to an FoI request from Intercity Technology admitted they had experienced outages across their IT systems between January 2015 and February 2018.

Of the 25 trusts that endured a digi-blackout, 14 did so as a result of a security breach. In total, the trusts experienced 18 security breaches over the last three years, causing 18 days of downtime.

These attacks included the infamous WannaCry ransomware outbreak in May 2017, while others fell victim to the Locky and Zepto malware, the most severe of which knocked systems offline for two weeks.

Jun 28 09:04

Russia: UK Bribed OPCW Members

Russia considers the decision to expand the mandate of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) illegitimate, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said.

"As a result of political manipulation, as well as, as has became known, the direct bribery of a number of delegations and outright blackmail, the UK and other states that are in favor of strengthening the chemical convention have managed to squeeze out its odious draft decision, which has conferred on the OPCW Technical Secretariat the powers to identify those responsible for the use of chemical weapons in Syria," Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova stated.

According to Zakharova, Moscow considers the "odious draft decision" to be "illegitimate."

"We consider this decision illegitimate. We have to point out that the conference of the participating states went beyond the scope of its mandate while adopting this decision," Zakharova said at a weekly briefing.

Jun 28 08:42

UK complicit in ‘inexcusable’ kidnap and torture of terrorist suspects post-9/11 – official reports

Two long-awaited parliamentary reports have found that UK intelligence agencies were more involved in the kidnap and torture of terrorist suspects in the years after the 9/11 attacks than previously thought.

Published on Thursday, the findings from the Parliamentary Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) reports found that the UK was responsible for some “inexcusable” actions, and “tolerated” others. It revealed that the domestic security agency MI5 and the overseas agency MI6 were far more involved in the torture and rendition of suspects than previously believed.

Jun 28 08:04

Britain's Prince William tells Palestinians "you have not been forgotten"

Prince William, paying the first official British royal visit to the Palestinian Territories on Wednesday, told Palestinians they had not been forgotten and his trip to the West Bank was a “very powerful one”.

“My message tonight is that you have not been forgotten, it has been a very powerful experience to meet you and other Palestinians in the West Bank and to hear your stories,” the prince said in a speech at a garden party at the British Consulate General in Jerusalem.

Jun 28 07:56

British government involved in torture, report found

The British government’s involvement in torture and rendition is “beyond doubt” the Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) said today. The parliamentary committee, which oversee the work of the intelligence machinery of the UK, revealed the true scale of the UK government’s involvement in torture and rendition since the war on terror was launched by US President George Bush in 2001.

It is one of the most damning indictments ever of UK intelligence. Torture and rendition, according to the ISC, were much more widespread than previously reported. The ISC rejected the intelligence agencies’ defence and said that the cases were not just “isolated incidents”.

A litany of cases of concern was highlighted in two reports by the USC. One report deals with the mistreatment and rendition of detainees between 2001 and 2010, while the other considers current issues.

Jun 28 07:51

‘UK is being bullied’ Theresa May will FAIL to obtain breakthrough at EU summit, MEP warns

A LEADING MEP has quashed hopes of Theresa May achieving a successful breakthrough at the crunch EU summit taking place in Brussels today, accusing the Government of having no control over our own “destiny”.

Jun 28 07:50

Theresa May to DEMAND EU nations continue Russia CRACKDOWN at Brussels summit

Since 2014 the EU has imposed a series of economic sanctions and other measures against Russia, including asset freezes and travel restrictions, over its illegal occupation of Crimea and destabilisation of Ukraine.

The Prime Minister is hoping to convince the leaders of the 27 other EU members states to back the continuation of sanctions.

Today, at the first working session of the summit she is expected to tell her counterparts: "Russia and other actors seem to be trying to sow disunity, destabilise our democracies and test our resolve.

"We must adapt our current defences to the 'new normal' and take responsibility for protecting international norms and institutions."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Theresa May is facing problems with BREXIT ... so, distract with Russia!

Jun 28 07:49

BREXIT ABOUT TO GET TOUGH: THERESA MAY FACING STINGING EU RECEPTION LED BY EMMANUEL MACRON

Mrs May will update her fellow European leaders on Britain’s departure from the EU with European Council President Donald Tusk in agreement that the Prime Minister should bring her counterparts up to speed at the Council’s June summit.

While a discussion is not expected between the EU28 leaders on Brexit, the Prime Minister could be subject to a number of demands for further clarity on how the future relationship will shape up between the bloc and Britain, Express.co.uk understands.

A senior Council official says the presentation is solely “in Mrs May’s hands”, however, in order to adhere to the October deadline for competition of the withdrawal agreement the Prime Minister will have to be “quite explicit on the future”.

Jun 28 07:44

British firms will sell arms to Argentina for first time in six years after ministers hail dramatic thaw in relations

British firms are to sell arms to Argentina for the first time in six years after ministers hailed a dramatic thaw in relations.

The move comes just weeks after Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson visited Buenos Aires vowing to 'build a partnership and an intensifying commercial relationship'.

The restrictions were imposed amid heightened tensions when Cristina Kirchner was president and engaging in sabre-rattling over the Falklands.

She branded British residents of the islands 'squatters' and accused the UK of 'colonialism' by hanging on to the territory.

However, ties have improved significantly under her successor, Mauricio Macri.

Jun 28 07:44

Corbyn hammers millionaire Tory Brexiteers shifting their cash out of Britain

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has slammed hardline Brexiteers Jacob Rees-Mogg and John Redwood during PMQs, for making Brexit "their life's work” despite worrying about their "own financial interests," in a post-Brexit UK.
During a tempestuous PMQs, the Labour leader hammered Rees-Mogg for relocating his hedge fund company to Dublin, Ireland, a country in the EU and part of the Eurozone single currency. This move has come as a surprise to many considering the Tory MP for Somerset has been on record as saying that a no-deal scenario should not be ruled out with regards to the Brexit negotiations.

Corbyn, singling out hardline Brexiteers, remarked: "Mr Speaker it's very interesting that even those Brexiteers who have made Brexit their life's work are concerned about their own financial interests.

Jun 28 07:39

World Cup exposes England not Russia as the country with a racism problem

Exposed as baseless during this World Cup has been the anti-Russia propaganda peddled by Western ideologues, particularly in the UK, when it comes to the security and safety of travelling fans.

In the lead up to the tournament the contents of a House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee report was made public by the BBC. Consider the following paragraph: “Fans from BAME (Black, Asian, and minority ethnic) backgrounds and those who identify as LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) face additional risks of attack and persecution [in Russia].”

Jun 28 07:03

Pro-Israel groups urge Co-op to end ethical stance over settlement produce

Pro-Israel groups in Britain are urging the Co-op to end its policy of refusing to engage with Israeli produce suppliers that source from illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt).

The Co-operative Group does not source any produce or own-brand products from Israeli settlements, an ethical sourcing policy that was extended in 2012 to include companies which, while based inside Israel’s pre-1967 territory, source some produce from West Bank settlements.

A petition launched by advocacy group “We Believe in Israel” calls the policy an act of “discrimination against Israeli suppliers”, and claims the stance has served “to alienate from the Co-op Group a large section of the Jewish Community and other customers in the UK who are sympathetic to Israel”.

Jun 28 05:09

How can you condemn Trump but stay silent on British brutality?

(*I don't pay taxes to The Crown !)

Jun 27 09:13

WHITE BRITS WILL SOON BE A MINORITY IN UK’S SECOND LARGEST CITY

A new report has found that white Brits will soon be a minority in the UK’s second largest city Birmingham and that a significant proportion of the population cannot speak English.

By 2021, more than half of the city’s population will be from an ethnic minority, which is already the case for under-18’s, 60 per cent of whom are non-white.

“Birmingham is soon to become a majority minority city,” according to the report.

Jun 27 07:22

Britain's Brexit divorce bill could be £10billion higher than the government claims, MPs warn

The Government has admitted UK taxpayers will have to pay up to £39bn to the Brussels budget for decades to come.

But the Public Accounts Committee have warned that the bill could be up to £49bn by the time all bills are settled and urged Theresa May to come clean about the bill.

Jun 27 07:20

Digging for victory! Tiny village of 300 people dig SEVEN miles of trenches to install their own superfast broadband after getting fed up with their 'terrible internet' (and now it is fastest in Wales)

Homeowners in the area between Cardiff and Newport put in thousands of hours of volunteering digging more than seven miles (12km) of trenches to install their own cables.

The first residents were connected last week and now have internet with upload and download speed of 1Gbps or 1000Mbps.

Jun 27 07:16

John Lewis warns that profits for first half of 2018 will fall 'close to zero' as it swings the axe on five Waitrose stores

The John Lewis Partnership, which operates the department store and upmarket grocery chain Waitrose, warned today that profits for the first half of this year will be 'close to zero' amid a 'major shift' for the High Street.

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In a scheduled strategy update, the retailer said earnings for the full year will likely be 'substantially' lower than last year too, when it reported a 77 per cent fall in pre-tax profit to £104m.

Jun 26 10:38

Gold Exports To London From U.S. Surge 152% In 2018

As U.S. gold exports to Hong Kong and China fell 25% in the first four months of the year, London picked up the slack. According to the USGS, U.S. gold exports to London more than doubled from January to April, compared to the same period last year (see chart).

Interestingly, the amount of gold exported to London during this period nearly equaled the total U.S. domestic gold mine supply.

From the data reported in the USGS Gold Mineral Industry Survey’s, U.S. gold exports to the U.K. (London) jumped to 64.3 metric tons (mt) Jan-Apr, versus 25.5 mt during the first four months last year:

Jun 26 09:58

Over 45% of EU's Leading Businesses Cut Investment in UK Ahead of Brexit - Poll

More than 45 percent of leading European businesses have curtailed their investment in the United Kingdom ahead of the pending Brexit, a survey by the Baker McKenzie multinational law and consultancy company, issued on Monday, showed.

The report "Brexit and Business: The EU Outlook" looks into the impact of Brexit on 800 businesses of six major EU markets, such as France, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, Sweden and Ireland.

"[A total of] 46% of respondents from EU27 businesses say that their company has reduced investment in the UK," the report said.

Jun 26 08:38

UK calls for more chemical weapons powers

The UK risks fresh confrontation with Russia later when it asks for new powers for chemical weapons inspectors to assign blame for nerve agent attacks in Syria.

Inspectors can currently establish only whether such weapons have been used.

The UK foreign secretary will table the proposals, which are opposed by Moscow, at a special meeting of the chemical weapons watchdog (OPCW) at The Hague.

The meeting also comes in the wake of the nerve agent attack in Salisbury.

Jun 25 18:54

World Cup outrage: England fans singing Brexit songs during Belgium clash face PUNISHMENT

ENGLAND World Cup fans have been warned not to sing songs about Brexit during this week's match against Belgium by FIFA bosses.

Football's governing body said the FA could be punished if Three Lions fans are caught signing pro-Brexit chants during Thursday's match.

Jun 25 18:34

Defence spending rise needed to keep influence, say MPs

The UK will have to significantly increase defence spending if it is to maintain influence with Washington and Nato allies, MPs have warned.

A House of Commons Defence Committee report says the defence budget should rise from 2% of GDP to 3% (£60bn).

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has reportedly demanded an extra £20bn for his department.

A government spokesman said: "We have been clear we will continue to exceed Nato's 2% spending target."

Jun 25 17:17

Firms like Richard Branson's Virgin Care are part of Tory plan to privatize NHS – top GP

Dr. Youssef El-Gingihy, a GP in Tower Hamlets, London and author of 'How to dismantle the NHS in 10 easy steps' told RT that the current NHS system, overseen by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, is being sold as "integration of care," but is essentially part of a transition to a "US style healthcare model" with "consolidation of privatization."

In the shift towards the government's preferred models of Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) – in which the integration of a myriad of health and social care services is the key objective – private companies such as Virgin Care are able to outbid in-house NHS providers for long multi-billion pound contracts, to take more and more of the NHS pie.

"ACOs/ICOs [Integrated Care Organization] are being sold as integration of care, but in reality they indicate a shift towards US style healthcare models with consolidation of privatization.

Jun 25 11:33

Something Strange About the House of Sergei Skripal

According to officials cited by The Sunday Times, taxpayers will be footing the bill for Skripal’s home, which is expected to be bought by the UK government for around £350,000. The Sunday Times also reported, that the taxpayer will pay for the home of Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey, who fell ill after coming into contact with the so-called nerve agent Novichok. That house is expected to cost taxpayers around £430,000. All in all, the purchase of both homes, cars, and other possessions, will amount to a hefty £1 million.

Asked why the state is buying both these properties and belongings, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said it would be inappropriate to comment on the personal matters of anyone involved in the attack.

Jun 25 09:51

Arab Analyst: Britain Issues UAE Travel Warning to Nationals as Yemeni Missiles on Way to Abu Dhabi, Dubai

Abdel Bari Atwan, the editor-in-chief of Rai al-Youm newspaper, underlined that the British foreign office's warning to the country's nationals about trips to the UAE indicates the fear that London feels of the threat of Yemeni missiles which might hit Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

"When the British government warns its nationals about threats, the warning has not been issued without a reason and is based on precise security intelligence," Atwan wrote on Sunday.

He noted that the warning will surely annoy the UAE officials as it will have security and economic impacts for the country.

"These unprecedented warnings were issued concurrently with intensified clashes in al-Hudaydah province in Western Yemen and showed that the British government knows Yemen well and has certain information that the current war in al-Hudaydah will not be restricted to Yemen and can last a long time," Atwan added.

Jun 25 09:38

Israel’s royal reward for discriminating against Palestinians

As Britain’s Prince William arrives in Israel for a royal visit that will also see him visit the Occupied Palestinian Territories, does he really understand the country upon which he is bestowing an air of normality? The same question would apply to any world leader or dignitaries making a similar trip to the state of Israel as it is currently constituted.

Members of the British royal family have, of course, made visits to other states with highly questionable values and human rights records. However, in the current climate, the Foreign Office rightly shies away from organising such a trip to, for example, Myanmar because of its appalling treatment and displacement of the Rohingya Muslims, which has created a major refugee problem.

Jun 25 07:51

London's new drugs parties: hallucinogens are making an unlikely comeback with otherwise clean-living Londoners

Their trays are laden with kombucha ‘champagne’: non-alcoholic, gingery and effervescent in an unpleasant, medicinal way, it tastes, I realise, like spicy Alka-Seltzer. All around, however, people are sipping enthusiastically as they make conversation.

The crowd — sober, clear-eyed and jovial — seems an odd mix. There are about 30 of us; in one corner, a designer perches on a velvet chaise with the head of marketing for a mental-health tech start-up. Hedge-fund managers chat to tech execs about the crypto bubble; a food entrepreneur, an independent publisher and two south London-based artists laugh among one another. Other than the fact that no one is above the age of 40, the only thing we have in common is that we are here on the promise of a ‘psychedelic adventure’.

Jun 25 07:49

EAST COAST MAIN LINE RETURNS TO PUBLIC OWNERSHIP AFTER 'TOTAL FAILURE OF PRIVATISATION'

Passengers and staff on Britain’s flagship rail line are waking up to trains run by yet another operator. At 7.54am, the first London North Eastern Railway (LNER) service departed from Newcastle, destination London King’s Cross.

The state-run operator has been created after Virgin Trains East Coast (VTEC), 90 per cent owned by Stagecoach, ended its heavily loss-making franchise on the route from London to Leeds, Newcastle and Edinburgh. It was the third operator to walk away after hopelessly optimistic forecasts failed to materialise.

Jun 25 07:49

'More than 50' Tory MPs prepared to defy Theresa May to stop no-deal Brexit

More than 50 Conservative MPs would defy Theresa May to block any attempt to crash Britain out of the EU without a deal, a former Cabinet minister says.

The prime minister would be thwarted by her own MPs if she tried to carry out her threat to pursue a “no-deal” exit if the negotiations fail, The Independent has been told.

A “humble address” – the tactic employed successfully by Labour to force the government to release the notorious 58 Brexit economic assessments – would be used, it was suggested.

Jun 25 07:41

UK taxman has amassed voice profiles of 5.1 MEEELLION taxpayers

Campaign group Big Brother Watch has accused HMRC of creating ID cards by stealth after it was revealed the UK taxman has amassed a database of 5.1 million people's voiceprints.

The department introduced its Voice ID system in January 2017. This requires taxpayers calling HMRC to record a key phrase, which is used to create a digital signature that the system uses to unlock the right account when they phone back.

According to a Freedom of Information request, submitted by Big Brother Watch and published today, the department now has more than 5.1 million people's voiceprints on record.

However, the group argued that users haven't been given enough information on the scheme, how to opt in or out, or details on how their data would be deleted.

Jun 24 12:41

Britain's prison population drops to its lowest level in eight years as convicts are SET FREE to relieve pressure on overcrowded jails

The number of early releases has grown by over 50 per cent since new rules were launched six months ago to relieve pressure on overcrowded jails.

According to figures from the Ministry of Justice, the number of inmates tagged and put on home detention curfew (HDC) has grown from 2,196 in January to 3,304 yesterday.

This rise is a main factor for a decrease in the prison population in England and Wales of around 1,500 in six months to 82,694, which is the lowest figure since 2010.

Jun 24 12:14

Cover-up? Twitter reacts to report that UK government will buy Skripal’s house

The house of Sergei Skripal will be purchased by UK taxpayers, according to officials cited by The Sunday Times. The move has prompted a range of responses online – from cover-up allegations to jokes about home ownership.

Taxpayers will be footing the bill for Skripal’s home, which is expected to be bought by the UK government for around £350,000 (US$464,000), The Sunday Times reported, citing Whitehall officials. They will also pay for the home of Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey, who fell ill after coming into contact with the nerve agent Novichok. That house is expected to cost taxpayers around £430,000. All in all, the purchase of both homes, cars, and other possessions, will amount to a hefty £1 million.

Jun 24 09:08

Jeremy Corbyn says UK needs to end 'bomb now, talk later' policy during visit to refugee camp in Jordan

Jeremy Corbyn said the UK needs to end its “bomb first, talk later” foreign policy in the Middle East during a tour of a refugee camp in Jordan.

The Labour leader said the country needed to find a new approach and added that it should play a part in European schemes to resettle migrants post-Brexit.

Mr Corbyn, who was visiting a refugee camp in Jordan which has taken in millions of Syrians displaced by the violence, said the UK should do more to tackle Europe's migrant crisis.

"Whatever the outcome of Brexit, I think we should be part of a European-wide approach to this," he told Sky News.

Jun 24 08:05

Brexit: Why Britain Left the European Union

Jun 24 08:01

Nigel Farage’s last laugh

The sun is shining in Brussels on a lovely May afternoon. While other European parliamentarians are debating the EU’s budget, Farage is out for lunch. Some places in this town don’t serve him, he says, but this one, Invictus on Rue de Trèves, is willing to oblige, and he takes a table under an olive tree in the walled courtyard out back.

He is dressed in a dark gray pinstripe suit, a stiff white shirt and a spotty blue tie, and tucks his napkin into his collar as his fruit de mer linguine arrives.

The man U.S. President Donald Trump dubbed “Mr. Brexit” freely admits that, whatever comes next, he’s already peaked.

Jun 24 07:59

Give me £20billion or I'll bring you down: Defence Secretary’s astonishing threat to Theresa May in bitter row over military cuts

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has threatened to sweep Theresa May from power in a bitter Cabinet row over military cuts.

Furious Mr Williamson warned the Prime Minister that if she did not commit an extra £20 billion to the Ministry of Defence then Tory MPs would vote down the next Budget – effectively passing a motion of no confidence in her.

‘I made her – and I can break her,’ Mr Williamson is said to have boasted to service chiefs.

The furore, described by one Williamson ally as a ‘dogfight at the heart of Government’, erupted after Mrs May announced a £20 billion-a-year boost to NHS spending last week.

Jun 24 07:59

Operation Protect Trump: 10,000 police and SAS will guard the President as he visits Blenheim Palace, meets Theresa May at Chequers and the Queen at Windsor while first lady Melania visits a children's hospital

Up to 10,000 police officers will be drafted in to protect Donald Trump from mass protests and the threat of a terror attack when he visits Britain next month.

Hundreds of riot vans full of frontline PCs will take to the streets to stop planned rallies and marches turning violent – particularly when they clash with supporters of the controversial US president.

The Mail on Sunday can reveal that elite armed officers and the counter-terror 'robocops' who train alongside the SAS will also be on alert in case of a terrorist atrocity, while a staggering 40 police cars and motorbike outriders have been demanded whenever Mr Trump travels by road, to shield him from assassination attempts.

Jun 24 07:57

£2.4m spent on House of Commons gagging clauses

The House of Commons spent £2.4m on "gagging clauses" for former staff since 2013, BBC Newsnight has learned.

Fifty-three departing members of the House of Commons Service signed contracts compelling them not to reveal information about the Commons.

So-called "non-disclosure agreements" (NDAs) can be used to silence victims of bullying or harassment.

A House spokesman said the clauses were used "to resolve employment disputes under certain circumstances".

Newsnight uncovered the information via a Freedom of Information Act request, which was made as part of its investigation into bullying and harassment by MPs of members of the House of Commons Service - the apolitical employees who run the Commons and its committees. These people are usually referred to in Westminster as "clerks".

Jun 23 08:41

Prince Philip's four sisters who wed Nazis, a gay uncle and his mother who was locked in an asylum: The extraordinary reason William's making a controversial visit to Israel

However praiseworthy the intention, the chances of a British royal doing something useful to ease the conflict in the Middle East are not high. For years, the Foreign Office has advised Buckingham Palace and its inhabitants to steer clear of the irreconcilable conflict, and in particular of Israel.

In the tinderbox atmosphere, anything the royals do is likely to be used either by Arab or by Israeli propagandists.

So why is Prince William off to Israel this weekend? The answer may lie not in a search for world peace, but in a simpler desire — to please a very old man.

For it is in Jerusalem that Prince Philip’s mother, the former Princess Alice of Greece, lies in state. A strange resting place for a princess who was born at Windsor Castle and died in Buckingham Palace — but then she was a strange woman.

Jun 23 08:38

‘Baffling & embarrassing’: Fawning Theresa May bowing to prince sparks mockery online

A tweeted picture of Prime Minister Theresa May curtseying to the duke of Cambridge was labelled “embarrassing” by the American journalist Glenn Greenwald, bringing forth a debate on the absurdity of the monarchy.

What more could you want for your birthday? Rather than kicking back with a beer and the World Cup, Prince William, who turns 36 today, is spending it on royal duties with none other than Prime Minister Theresa May.

Jun 23 08:12

Shocking History Of Anti-Family Rulings Are A Cautionary Tale For The U.S.

A tidal wave of progressive propaganda is crashing over our nation and threatening the destruction of the family.

And we are not alone – perhaps the best example of what happens when the left works to eradicate the traditional family can be found in the U.K.

The family courts of the U.K. have been ruling against the family at every turn, with radical progressives at the helm.

Unlike in the U.S., British judges are not elected, nor subject to recall at any level – giving the government an iron-clad grip over its families.

And once one delves into the dark history of the U.K.’s Family Court’s previous rulings, it becomes apparent that they have appointed themselves to destroy families in any way they can.

Jun 23 03:27

Multi-Decade Outsourcing Boom Comes to Sticky End in the UK

After scandals, collapses, and the government’s off-balance-sheet debt.

Jun 22 18:00

Distraught father issues a Fornite warning after his son, 12, spends nearly £700 on the violent game in just three days

Once installed, it offers a host of in-game purchases, including new skins, dance moves and accessories.

Youngsters left unattended can quickly rack up huge bills without realising it, when buying must have add ons.

After leaving his card details saved in his Xbox, Steve Harrison, 37, from Stoke-On-Trent, discovered that his son, Tyler had managed to spend the eye-watering amount in just three days.

Over the course of the 72-hour period, Tyler completed 81 separate purchases on in-game accessories, culminating in the jaw-dropping bill.

Jun 22 15:48

As May Picks The NHS Over Defence, Is The UK Government Really Worried About Russia?

Theresa May’s insistence that the MoD keeps costs low in favor of pumping more cash into the NHS shows the government is more concerned about getting votes at home than a looming threat of war with Russia you hear so much about.

Jun 22 15:36

Fawning Theresa May Bowing To Prince Sparks Mockery Online

A tweeted picture of Prime Minister Theresa May curtseying to the duke of Cambridge was labelled “embarrassing” by the Intercept journalist Glenn Greenwald, bringing forth a debate on the absurdity of the monarchy.

Jun 22 15:10

Cocaine In British Waters Affecting Sex Lives Of Eels, Study Finds

Large quantities of cocaine being flushed into British lakes and rivers is having grave effects on eels, including sexual impairment and hyperactivity, a new study has revealed.

The class-A drug is routinely ejected from sewage systems into British waters after passing through users’ bodies. Exposure to the illegal drug is rendering an already at-risk eel population incapable of having sex and reproducing, according to research by the University of Naples Federico II.

Jun 22 10:00

London Charing Cross Rail Station Evacuated After Reports Of Man On Track With Bomb

Charing Cross rail terminal in London has been evacuated after reports of a man on the tracks who is claiming to have an explosive device, the British Transport Police said on Twitter.

“We are currently dealing with an incident at Charing Cross station following reports of a man on the tracks claiming to have a bomb,” the statement from BTP read.

UPDATE: The man did not have a bomb. He has been arrested and the station re-opened.

Jun 22 09:07

‘She’s a very bad prime minister’ who needs to be ’kicked out’ – Tories’ biggest donor on May

The Tories’ biggest-ever donor, who once gave the party £5 million ($6.6 million), says Theresa May is a “very bad prime minister” who is doing “very, very badly” on Brexit. He said he’ll only donate again if she’s “kicked out.”

Stuart Wheeler, an 83-year-old multi-millionaire who made his fortune by founding spread-betting firm IG Index, said he would like to see May replaced by backbench Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg. He described the PM’s performance negotiating Brexit with the EU as “very bad.”

Jun 22 09:06

We had a ‘poof’ & ‘no slave owners’: Monty Python’s Cleese slams BBC ‘too white & Oxbridge’ claim

Actor John Cleese has defended the iconic comedy show Monty Python, calling it “remarkably diverse for its time.” The comments come as the BBC head of comedy said the show was “too white and Oxbridge” to be made today.

Cleese lauded the merits of the show in a series of tweets in response to comments made by the controller of BBC comedy Mark Allen. Allen claimed that audiences were tired of the “metropolitan, educated experience” and craved sketch shows and sitcoms with a “sense of place” rather than “six Oxbridge white blokes.”

Jun 22 09:00

Homeless Man Jailed For Using Lost Number To Finish London Marathon

A homeless man has been jailed for a whopping 16 weeks after being found guilty of picking up a race number at the London Marathon and pretending to finish the race.

Stanislaw Skupian was a spectator at the grueling 26.2-mile event in April when he saw a lost number fluttering across the pavement. The 38-year old then picked it up and finished the last three miles of the race before picking up a prized medal.

Jun 22 08:51

New UK Army Chief Lists Russia Among 'Imminent' Threats to Country

General Mark Carleton-Smith has given his inauguration speech, becoming the new army chief shortly after replacing General Sir Nick Carter, who has moved on to become chief of the defense staff.

The new British chief of the general staff, General Mark Carleton-Smith, has stated that the UK faces imminent threats from multiple states that he described as "rogue," including Russia, during a speech at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI). He also noticed that Russia is currently in "revisionist mode" and that it possesses a "growing arsenal of long-range precision capabilities."

"The misplaced perception that there is no imminent or existential threat to the UK, and that even if there was, it could only arise with long notice, is wrong," he said.

Jun 22 08:50

Theresa May furiously denies reports she 'privately admitted Britain is no longer a top-tier military force' and insists she is committed to defence spending

Theresa May today furiously denied reports she questioned Britain's role as a top tier military power in private talks with her Defence Secretary and military chiefs.

The PM challenged Gavin Williamson to justify why Britain needed to stay a 'tier one' power - holding nuclear weapons and with Army, Navy and Air Force assets it can deploy anywhere in the world, it was claimed.

She is said to have told Mr Williamson he needed to rethink the capabilities needed to be a modern military force and focus more on Britain's ability to tackle any cyber warfare threats, including from Russia.

But Mrs May lashed out at the reports - describing them as 'not correct' at a press conference in London alongside NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg.

Jun 22 08:49

UK invites Trump to visit EVERY year of his presidency despite his own London embassy commissioning a poll saying Britons do NOT want him for a State visit

The UK has invited Donald Trump to visit Britain every year of his presidency - despite the US embassy commissioning a poll that revealed the public don't want a State visit.

Details of Mr Trump's UK visit are yet to be finalised, but he is expected to stay 'at least overnight' in London on July 13, the Daily Mail understands.

It can now also be revealed British officials want him to visit every year he is in office, with his next visit planned for the 75th anniversary of VE Day in May 2020.

This goes against the results of a survey carried out by the US embassy in London, which showed Brits don't want Mr Trump to meet the Queen or take part in an official State visit.

Jun 22 07:35

Butterfly numbers in the UK's woods have dropped by almost 60% since 1990 in the latest sign of an 'ecological Armageddon'

Since 1990, butterfly numbers have dropped by 27 per cent in farmland and by 58 per cent in woods, the government study found.

Jun 21 19:01

Couple Forced To Live Outside UK Have House Turned Into Weed Farm And Destroyed By Fire

A British man, whose wife has been prevented from entering the UK and who was told in March that his house had been turned into a cannabis farm by illegal immigrants, has now discovered that it’s been destroyed by a fire.

Jun 21 17:52

Billionaire Branson’s Virgin Care Successfully Sues NHS For £2m In Public Money

Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Care group has successfully sued the NHS, after losing out on an £82m contract to provide children’s healthcare services in Surrey – pocketing £2m of public money in the process.

Jun 21 17:17

Billionaire Branson’s Virgin Care successfully sues NHS for £2m in public money

Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Care group has successfully sued the NHS, after losing out on an £82m contract to provide children’s healthcare services in Surrey – pocketing £2m of public money in the process.

The billionaire business magnate’s Virgin Care firm began High Court proceedings against NHS England, Surrey County Council and the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in November 2016. They did so for what they saw as “serious flaws in the procurement process” to secure a large contract to provide children’s medical services in Surrey.

It’s been revealed that they secured an out-of-court settlement in November 2017 that totalled £2m, reports the Daily Mail.

Newly-released accounts show that NHS England and six CCGs paid Virgin Care £1.565 million. Surrey County Council handed Branson’s group £440,000 and at least £243,000 more was diverted from frontline NHS services to pay for legal fees.

Jun 21 15:16

Pedophile Hunters Confront Home Office Employee Accused Of Grooming 12yo Girl

A Home Office IT consultant has been arrested after being confronted by a group of vigilante ‘pedophile hunters’ who accused him of attempting to meet up with a 12-year-old girl.

The confrontation with the married father was recorded on Wednesday evening at an undisclosed location in Manchester. It was streamed live on Facebook, garnering more than 42,000 views in just half an hour.

Jun 21 09:35

Royal welcome? Trump to meet the Queen after all during his UK visit, ambassador says

US President Donald Trump will meet with Queen Elizabeth during his visit to the UK next month, says the US ambassador to London. The “very symbolic” meeting would come despite the royal family's chilly attitude toward Trump.

"Meeting Her Majesty is the most important thing, because she's the head of state, and from then on, it'll be what the president wants to do,” Ambassador Robert Wood Johnson told the British Sky News when asked about the US leader’s plans for his trip. “I mean he has to see the head of state. Putting his foot on British soil, it is job one, it's very important, very symbolic,” he added.

Jun 21 09:25

House of Lords Pass UK's New Version of Brexit Bill

The decision of the UK parliament to adopt the government version of the bill on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union will allow to carry out "smooth" Brexit, UK Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday.

"Today Parliament has passed the EU Withdrawal Bill, a crucial step in delivering a smooth and orderly Brexit – the Brexit people voted for," May said on Twitter.

Earlier in the day, the House of Lords of the UK Parliament finally approved the Brexit bill ending months of parliamentary debate on that issue. The Lords approved the bill by a simple majority, without conducting a voting procedure.

Jun 21 08:36

Big Four Audit “Oligarchy” Comes under Scrutiny in the UK after Corporate Surprise Collapses

The “oligarchy” controls the standard-setters, ensuring rules of the game suit it. The long reach of the bean counters also extends deep into the heart of government.

Jun 21 08:08

Prince William’s itinerary puts Jerusalem in ‘Occupied Palestinian Territories’

The Israeli Cabinet member in charge of Jerusalem has called on the staff of Britain’s Prince William to correct the itinerary for his upcoming official visit to Israel that lists the city as being in the “Occupied Palestinian Territories.”

“United Jerusalem has been the capital of Israel for 3,000 years and no distortion in the tour itinerary can change that reality,” Jerusalem Affairs Minister Zeev Elkin said in a statement that also was posted Monday on Facebook. “I expect the prince’s people to correct the distortion.”

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Jun 20 16:58

Tommy Robinson's letter from prison

Jun 20 15:02

UK Prison With ‘Staggering’ Suicide Rate Still Failing Inmates – Report

A prison that had the highest suicide rate in England and Wales in 2017, and where 20 men have taken their own lives since 2011, has a “staggering” death rate and is still failing inmates, a report has said.

Inspectors who turned up unannounced at HMP Woodhill in Milton Keynes in February said that there were “chronic and substantial” staff shortages.

Jun 20 14:45

Pubs could run dry of beer and fizzy drinks as Britain is hit by the worst shortage of carbon dioxide in decades

The shortages are understood to have been caused by a longer than usual break in production of ammonia, which is used to carbonate drinks and preserve fresh foods.

Trade journal Gas World said the shortage had been described as the 'worst supply situation to hit the European carbon dioxide (CO2) business in decades'.

Jun 20 12:48

Grassroots Or ‘Astroturf’? Who’s Really Behind The Anti-Brexit Group ‘Our Future Our Choice’

Pro-EU group ‘Our Future Our Choice’, who confronted Jeremy Corbyn with a huge ‘stop backing brexit’ banner during his speech at the recent Labour Live event, is accused of having links with ex-Tory ministers and big cash donors.

Jun 20 08:28

UK Jews condemn Board of Deputies of British Jews for endorsing Gaza massacre

Some 75 members of the Jewish community have sent an open letter to the Board of Deputies of British Jews condemning its support for Israel’s violence against Palestinian protesters on the Gaza border.

“We are appalled that the Board of Deputies (BoD) which claims to be ‘the voice of British Jews,’ has once again attempted to justify the massacre of unarmed Palestinian people by the Israeli military,” the statement read.

Jun 20 07:45

Queen's nephew and an anti-skunk activist seek election to Lords

According to the byelection papers, the furniture designer David Armstrong-Jones, Earl of Snowdon, a nephew of the Queen, has submitted his name for consideration. Unlike the other applicants, he has not submitted any supporting statement.

His candidacy could prove uncomfortable for the royal family, given they are supposed to be politically neutral.

Jun 20 07:28

THERESA MAY – BIG PHARMA’S PROSTITUTE FROM HELL

About a boy and the confiscation of his CBD Oil.
If anyone ever had any doubts to who OWNS the children in the UK – it should be clear now.

(Hint – It is not the parents)

If anyone ever had any doubts why CBD is banned – it should be clear now.
Bearing witness to and initiating a child suffering on ANY magnitude is usually called child abuse, unless its the Government.
– SD

Theresa May refuses to change the law on medical cannabis

Theresa May today refused to endorse her Health Secretary’s call for a full review into the use of medical cannabis in the wake of the Billy Caldwell case.

Jun 20 07:18

GCHQ boss warns EU it will suffer without a Brexit security deal as he wades into row by revealing agency helped foil four plots in the past year

The EU faces a heightened terror threat if it chooses to limit security co-operation with the UK after Brexit, a British spy chief suggested last night.

In an unprecedented intervention, GCHQ boss Jeremy Fleming warned that the bloc would suffer at the hands of hostile foreign powers or terrorist groups if it decided to cut ties.

He said the eavesdropping agency had helped foil four terrorist attacks in Europe in the past year alone.

Jun 19 17:52

Several Injured After ‘Minor Explosion’ At London Tube Station

A “minor explosion” triggered an evacuation at London’s Southgate tube station on Tuesday evening, police said, adding that a number of people received minor injuries. The cause of the blast is being investigated.

Jun 19 16:03

Male Domestic Abuse Victims Up 40% In Just One UK County As Thousands More Report Offense

Thousands of men have reported being domestically abused in Kent, a charity has revealed. The Mankind Initiative saw a staggering increase of 40 percent in the number of male victims suffering domestic violence since 2017.

Jun 19 13:51

Fewer than one in 20 street robberies and burglaries are being solved by police, new figures reveal

Less than one in 20 street robberies and burglaries are being solved in the UK, shocking new figures have revealed.

Official police data shows that just four per cent of robberies and three per cent of burglaries were solved in England and Wales in 2017.

The figures will fuel concerns that there is a crisis in the nation's policing, with one MP describing London as 'the Wild West'.

Jun 18 09:18

German MEP reveals 'Bavarian revolt' could STOP EU's Brexit bullying amid threat to Merkel

THE Christian Social Union (CSU) in Germany may use Angela Merkel's imminent collapse to push for a softer approach to Brexit and block attempts to punish Britain for voting to leave.

Jun 18 08:19

Ditch the statins and EAT your way back to good heart health, experts controversially claim

Cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra and Professor Dame Sue Bailey, chairwoman of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, are behind the move.

They demanded scores of GPs should be confronted about their willingness to dish out drugs, such as statins - and called for the public to ignore official nutritional advice.

The pair warned 'good health rarely comes out of a medicine bottle' as they called for Britons to drastically change their diets to include less potatoes, rice and bread.

Jun 18 07:15

The Death of Independence

The inevitability of a decent into despotism, built into the structure of Article VI, Paragraph 2 of the U.S. Constitution, commonly referred to as the Supremacy Clause, has proven true. It establishes that the federal constitution and federal law generally, take precedence over state laws, and even state constitutions.

Insatiable appetites and lust for power marks the ascendency of legislative, bureaucratic and judicial careers throughout the three branches of central government. Incrementalism and deception has evolved into open defiance and unfettered arrogance. The political class pretends that partisan parties actually offer loyal opposition, when both are camouflaged versions of the same vermin. As likely that cockroaches will inherit the earth, it is more certain that parasitic politicians steal the hopes and dreams of citizens, while destroying any chance for the common-man to have a future worth living.

Jun 18 06:56

Russian corporations ditching London for Moscow amid expanding sanctions

After the London Stock Exchange (LSE) suspended share trading of sanctioned energy conglomerate EN+Group, other Russian firms are thinking of scrapping their stock listings in the UK in favor of the Moscow Stock Exchange (MOEX).

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