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Jun 09 11:54

After British terrorist attacks, Tory government invites terrorist group DUP to form government

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

Jun 09 11:49

A LONDON ATTACKER’S LINKS TO UK COVERT OPERATIONS IN SYRIA AND LIBYA

Evidence suggests that one of the London attackers, Rachid Redouane, was part of the broad UK-backed covert strategy to oust Syria’s Assad, following his similar role in Libya in 2011.

It is distinctly possible that Redouane was trained by Qatar special forces in Libya in 2011, as part of a broad UK-approved covert operation. Indeed, it is possible that this training was presided over by UK and US ‘liaison’ officers.

The analysis below is based on mainstream media sources, all in the public domain.

Evidence suggests that one London attacker, Rachid Redouane, was part of the broad UK-backed covert strategy to oust Syria’s Assad, following his similar role in Libya in 2011.

The Telegraph reports that London attacker Rachid Redouane fought in the 2011 British/NATO war against Qaddafi – as did Salman Abedi, the Manchester bomber – and joined a militia which went on to send jihadist fighters to Syria. In Libya, he is believed to have fought with the Liwa al Ummah unit.[1]

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!!

And the British government didn't expect there to be blowback, when all was said and done?!?

Apparently, the pathological inability to think a scenario all the way through to its logical conclusion, is not only a disease of American government, but also also infects the British government intensely as well.

Jun 09 10:26

Death Of UKIP? Paul Nuttall’s Party Faces Election Wipeout

The UK Independence Party (UKIP) faces a devastating night in the general election and looks unlikely to win any seats, according to exit polls and results in so far.

UKIP fielded 377 candidates for the snap election, but if exit polls are correct they will fail to gain a single seat in the House of Commons. UKIP’s only MP, Douglas Carswell, defected back to the Conservatives in March.

Jun 09 09:02

Pound Nosedives as UK Exit Polls Show Tories Falling Short of Overall Majority

The British pound plummeted to a mere $1.27 after shocking exit polls projected that the UK may end election night with a hung Parliament.

Jun 09 08:55

The British Government’s War on Human Rights

Theresa May cannot be trusted with our national security. Her ineptitude was evident in her speech following the London Bridge attack, which came across as a campaign speech. Rather than soothing the nation and appealing for calm and caution, May chose to ramp up fear and regurgitate policies from her days as home secretary.

Jun 09 08:50

Mars recalling Galaxy products over 'potential presence of Salmonella'

Mars Chocolate UK and Mars Ireland are recalling some Galaxy and Teaser bars along with Minstrels packets over a salmonella risk, Sky News reported today.

There are concerns that some of the ingredients in the chocolate bars may carry the potentially deadly bacteria.

The company has urged anyone in possession of the products not to eat them.

Instead, customers should keep the product and contact the Consumer Care team to arrange returns and refunds.

Jun 09 08:42

THE FAKELECTION: nobody won, but Brexit lost bigtime.

Irony was ladled upon mendacity last night, as the Brexit Coronation of Theresa May turned into a chaos of coalition. It could, in turn, lead to the State funeral of Brexit. As a democrat, I’m delighted. As a Leaver, I’m bitterly disappointed.

Jun 09 08:40

What is the Future for Brexit Now That the Election is Done?

Prime Minster Theresa May took a gamble and she lost. The majority that her party held has been lost and it is now almost certain that she will only be able to form a government with the backing of the DUP.

Jun 09 08:39

END OF HARD BREXIT: The letter written by DUP calling for May to maintain free movement

THERESA May’s much-needed alliance with Ireland’s Democratic Union Party (DUP) could put hard Brexit at risk as a shock letter reveals a major clash is in the pipeline.

While Brexiteers breathed a sigh of relief when Theresa May confirmed she would seek to partner up with the DUP, Express.co.uk has unearthed a shocking letter which shows the party's real motives and view on Brexit.

The letter written in August, penned by then First Minister of Northern Ireland Arlene Foster and her then deputy Martin McGuinness, makes numerous demands to maintain ties with the European Union (EU). They included freedom of movement rights and trade links.

Jun 09 08:31

Revenge of the young? 18-34yr olds key to Labour success

The youth vote was critical to Jeremy Corbyn’s success in the June 8 general election, with a reported 62 percent of 16-34 year olds backing Labour, a new poll suggests.

The Sky Data poll shows as many as 62 percent of the youngest age bracket voted Labour, in an election which saw an estimated 70 percent turnout.

Jun 09 08:20

Nostalgia and British Politics

Three days before the British election, The Independent’s headline title read: “Majority of British voters agree with Corbyn's claim UK foreign policy increases the risk of terrorism”

So, seventy-five per cent of Brits realise that it is those immoral interventionist wars in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Libya that have contributed to the terror that now haunts their country.

But ‘interventionist wars’ is just a politically correct term for Israeli-driven global conflicts promoted by the worldwide Zionist lobby: AIPAC in the USA, CRIF in France and the LFI/CFI in Britain. So the next question is unavoidable. How many of these Brits, who obviously know the truth about Britain’s ‘interventionist wars’, also grasp who it is who triggers these genocidal conflicts?

Today’s British election results provides us with a clear answer.

Jun 09 08:20

Hung parliament: Key Labour critics of Jeremy Corbyn issue public climbdowns in wake of shock election result

Moderate MPs who had previously been critical of their leader today praised the campaign he had run and said he should be applauded for the election result.

Jun 09 08:13

Web giant won't remove vile rants: One million see videos which inspired killer but Google says it doesn't break their rules

Google has refused to remove vile YouTube rants by the hate preachers who inspired the London Bridge killers.

The Mail yesterday found a series of tirades by Ahmad Musa Jibril and Abu Haleema that were easily accessible on the video sharing site.

They used the Google-owned video platform to spread the warped messages which helped turn 27-year-old Khuram Butt into a fanatic bent on mass slaughter.

Jun 09 08:11

‘Deluded!’ Jeremy Corbyn mocked for claiming election victory – ‘He thinks he’s WON’

The Labour leader shocked many by starting an interview with Sky News by saying: “We have been elected to…”

He continued by outlining his plans for a Labour government and admitted he was ready to form a coalition with fellow Westminster parties.

He then reiterated “it’s pretty clear” Labour won the election.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would not be too harsh. Given that May called the election to extend the Tories' control of Parliament and failed, it is in a real sense a win for Labour.

Jun 09 07:57

Nigel Farage: 'Theresa May Came Across As Insincere And Robotic'

The masses are no longer interested in voting for "insincere," "robotic," "establishment" candidates, so concluded Brexit champion Nigel Farage after Theresa May's disastrous performance in Thursday's election.

Jun 09 07:52

Brexit in peril: What would Theresa May’s political demise mean for Brussels talks?

With Theresa May’s position looking increasingly precarious, what are the implications of the exit polls for the Prime Minister’s negotiating position when Brexit talks begin in less than a fortnight?

Theresa May said she called the snap election in April to shore up her negotiating hand ahead of the UK’s divorce from the EU. However, the exit polls released on Thursday night indicate her political stock has plunged.

Jun 09 07:51

After U.K. election shocker, Brexit itself looks ‘surely in trouble now’

“Theresa Dismay” and “Mayday Mayday!” are the headlines, after the Conservatives’ grip on government slipped. Still-prime-minister-for-now Theresa May’s gamble has failed, producing a hung parliament.

Jun 09 07:41

'Sorted' by MI5: How UK government sent British-Libyans to fight Gaddafi

Fighters say government operated 'open door' policy allowing them to join rebels, as authorities investigate background of Manchester bomber

Jun 09 07:40

Gaddafi, the Manchester attack and the lesson British leaders must still learn

The struggle against terrorism cannot be helped by Western governments playing fast and loose with dictators and authoritarian regimes in the way Britain has done with Libya

Jun 09 07:39

Theresa May’s UK Election Gamble Backfires as Tories Lose Majority

Spectacularly punished by voters who took away her majority in Parliament, a politically wounded Theresa May sought to soldier on Friday as Britain’s prime minister, resisting pressure to resign after the failure of her high-stakes election gamble made the massive challenge of untangling Britain from the European Union only more complex and uncertain.

Having called an early election in hopes of getting an increased majority that could have strengthened her hand in Britain’s exit talks with the EU, May instead saw her majority evaporate completely – leaving her fortunes hanging by a thread and dark clouds over the Brexit negotiations just 10 days before they are due to start.

Jun 09 07:29

London: Man Preyed On Lone Women Riding Buses, Sexually Assaulted 5 Of Them. His Sentence Is INSANE.

On Tuesday, Muhammad Mohsan, 18, was arrested and jailed in London after preying on lone women riding public buses and sexually assaulting them. Convicted on nine counts of sexual assault, which involved five different women ranging in age from 15 to 55, Mohsan was sentenced to serve only 16 months behind bars.

Jun 09 06:37

British PM May says will govern with 'friends' for successful Brexit deal

Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday she would form a new government to provide certainty and lead Britain in talks with the European Union to secure a successful Brexit deal.
May said she could rely in parliament on the support of her "friends" in Northern Ireland`s Democratic Unionist Party after her governing Conservatives failed to win a majority.

Jun 08 19:47

EU Free Movement Gave London Bridge Jihadist Backdoor To Britain

Two of the three London Bridge terrorists are believed to have used European Union migration rights to enter Britain, despite one of them having previously had an asylum application rejected.

East London-based Rachid Redouane (above left), 30, who claimed to be Moroccan and Libyan, was refused asylum in Britain at an unspecified date, according to RTÉ News, but was able to settle in the country after marrying in Ireland and winning a ‘4 EU FAM’ residence card.

Jun 08 15:09

Diane Abbott Replaced As Shadow Home Secretary Due To ‘Ill Health’

Labour MP Diane Abbott is being replaced as shadow home secretary during a “period of her ill health,” the party has said.

Abbott, who has been repeatedly criticized for a string of car crash media interviews and gaffes in recent weeks, will be replaced by Lyn Brown, who currently serves as the shadow policing minister.

Jun 08 15:03

Theresa May’s Pledge To ‘Rip Up Human Rights Laws’ Won’t Stop Terrorism – Critics

Prime Minister Theresa May is facing a fierce backlash over her election pledge to scrap human rights laws in order to fight terrorism.

Jun 08 13:51

‘What Did The Prime Minister Know?’ – John Pilger On Terror In Britain

‘Going Underground’ speaks to legendary filmmaker and journalist, John Pilger about MI6’s connection to the Libya-Manchester atrocity.

Jun 08 13:06

Mother Of London Attacker ‘Believed He Was Under Police Control & Not Dangerous’

The mother of Yousef Zaghba, one of the three men responsible for the deadly vehicle and stabbing attack on London Bridge, says she never believed her son’s terrorist intentions, especially after years of close police surveillance.

Jun 08 13:04

London Bridge Terrorist Was In Channel 4 Documentary About British Jihadis

One of the London Bridge terrorists reportedly appeared in a TV documentary about jihadis in Britain, even being filmed arguing with police officers after unfurling an Isis flag in a park.

Jun 08 11:24

AS WE INCH TOWARD SOCIALISM, POVERTY BECOMES THE RULE, NOT THE EXCEPTION

In areas where socialist policies, such as high taxes and major wealth redistribution take place, poverty is taking a hold. As the United States inches closer to socialism in terms of policy, poverty is becoming more prevalent. The only thing that communism and socialism apply equally to everyone is poverty, and according to doctors in the UK, it’s becoming the rule, not the exception.

Let’s take a look at the socialist UK overseas. Nearly one in three children in the UK (a total of four million) live in poverty. It’s a statistic that perhaps many people find shocking, but they shouldn’t. They just don’t understand that the complete control of the UK economy by the government is hampering the ability of civilians to earn money. It’s easy for the government to earn money – they simply steal it. Of course, civilians cannot just take things from others.But it’s becoming a concern for doctors, and driving up the cost of healthcare causing, even more, government interference.

Jun 08 10:48

HOW DID A DEFENDER OF A 9/11 TERRORIST BECOME MAYOR OF LONDON?

Forget the media-hyped back and forth between President Donald Trump and London Mayor Sadiq Khan that has Trump rightfully condemning Khan for Khan’s “no big deal” approach to dealing with the repeated terrorist attacks in London. What continues to go largely unreported are Khan’s long-standing ties to Islamic extremists, including his defense of a 9/11 terrorist.

What is going on here? How is it a supporter of radical Islam becomes mayor of London and is being fast-tracked to be a future Prime Minister of Great Britain? And why is the Mainstream Media so clearly determined to cover up Khan’s shocking extremist past?

All of the above are true – including Khan’s defense of 9/11 terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Important questions, indeed.

If Khan is impotent, and/or unwilling, to defend the people of London, he should step down immediately, and a snap election needs to be held to elect someone who can, and will, protect all of London's citizens.

Three of my four family surnames are British; Darling, Yarbrough, and Rawson. So for me, any acts of violence perpetrated against my distant cousins in the UK, is a very personal issue.

Jun 08 09:58

‘Who Should I Vote For?’ Google Reveals Top Searches Ahead Of

Hours before UK voters head to the polls, Google Trends is providing an interesting insight into not only the partisan divide online, but also the political indecision.

Jun 08 09:52

Operation Temperer - U.K. Will Likely Institute Martial Law Measures Within A Year

After the Manchester suicide bombing only two weeks ago I warned my readers that the repetition of terror attacks is breeding complacency within the public, in Europe most acutely. It is not uncommon now for attacks killing dozens to be forgotten within a week of the event. The news feeds are awash in distraction, and of course, sometimes these events themselves act as distractions.
In a recent newscast of MSNBC's “Morning Joe”, BBC anchor Katty Kay stated:

“Europe is getting used to attacks like this, Mika. They have to, because we are never going to be able to totally wipe this out...”

NOTE - After finishing this article on Sunday, I find this quote from Theresa May on Tuesday:

“We should do even more to restrict the freedom and the movements of terrorist suspects when we have enough evidence to know they present a threat, but not enough evidence to prosecute them in full in court."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This... from the country which gave the world the Magna Carta?!?

My heart weeps, at this "slowly boiling the frog" approach by the British government, rather than fix the problems caused by British economic/geopolitical policies.

The pattern is painfully clear. Accuse a foreign government of doing something it is not doing; invade and regime change, if the current government is not to your liking; expropriate that country's resources, to which you have no moral right; insuring that those resources are only sold in specific currencies to specific countries; and yet fully expect that this disempowerment, and brokenness, on every level, will have no effect on the people from that country, many of whom have had to flee the violence.

Such actions, by Western governments, make people who have endured the consequences of these actions, a rich field for radicalisation, which wind up as "blow back" against the West, as we have seen in Paris, London, and Manchester.

As a Christian Pacifist Activist, I can never, ever condone violence of any sort; that being said, I can understand why there are times when it happens.

This is the reality no Western country dares address, or attempt to remedy.

There was a brilliant article yesterday in the English version of farsnews.com, an Iranian blog, to which I link frequently. I strongly encourage our readers to read the following, because it just nails the reality, with regard to the British government's reaction to the horror of Saturday, about what is really going on:

May Imposes Censorship on Internet After London Attack – Instead of Repairing the Devil

And to whoever wrote that op/ed piece; bravo, and well done!!

Jun 08 09:16

Another Reason For Brexodus? English Syphilis Cases Soar To Highest In 80 Years

It's not just bankers that are leaving the UK, broad-based Brexodus continues as EU citizens flee the apparently sinking-ship and now, courtesy of the latest report from Public Health England, they have another good reason to leave 'Ol Blighty - cases of syphilis have reached their highest level since 1949, new figures have shown.

After the Brexit referendum, more EU citizens are leaving Britain, while less Europeans are coming in. As the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show, 2016 brought 84,000 less migrants, compared to the previous year. Statista's Fabian Moebus points out that the net migration of 248,000 people is the lowest number of yearly newcomers in over three years. Immigration from EU countries decreased by 43,000 people while emigration increased by 31,000, which makes Europeans the main factor behind the trend with a net change of minus 74,000.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yikes! This is officially horrible!!

Jun 08 07:47

How Britain aided Israel’s 1967 war

The Centurion was the main British battle tank for around two decades following the Second World War and Israel had already placed orders for it before Eshkol’s trip.

By July 1965, Britain supplied Israel with more than 180 such tanks. Another 150 were transported between that month and May 1967.

They were not the only weapons that Britain gave Israel. Just one week before Eshkol’s government made a surprise attack against Egypt on 5 June 1967, a ship brimming with machine guns, tank shells and armored vehicles sailed to present-day Israel from the English port of Felixstowe. It was among a series of secret weapons deliveries.

Jun 08 07:10

UK General Election 2017: Polls predict Tory win as May and Corbyn vote 

The Conservatives had as much as a 24 point lead when the snap election was called by the Prime Minister.

But Ipsos MORI’s final 2017 election survey for the Evening Standard, which was undertaken on Tuesday and Wednesday this week, puts the Conservatives on 44 per cent and Labour on 36.

Jun 07 15:36

London attacks: Tickets issued to cars left near Borough Market

Traffic wardens slapped tickets on cars which were left abandoned inside a police cordon during the London terror attack.

Penalty charge notices were issued to a number of vehicles left near Borough Market, where several people were stabbed on Saturday.

Enforcement officers were seen putting penalty charge notices on windscreens after some streets reopened earlier.

Transport for London (TfL) said the fines "should never have been issued".

Jun 07 15:35

Public ‘right to be worried at how London Bridge attacker was let into UK’

A cabinet minister today admitted people would be “rightly concerned” about how one of the London Bridge attackers was allowed into Britain despite allegedly telling Italian authorities that he “wanted to be a terrorist”.

Jun 07 15:07

Terrorist Worked At Westminster Station And Had Access To Tunnels Under Parliament

Police and MI5 insisted one of the London Bridge killers was not dangerous despite an aborted attempt to travel to Syria, clear links to a 7/7 bomber and his starring role in a Channel 4 documentary on British jihadis watched by millions, it was revealed today.

Jun 07 13:21

Allies Must Help Britain Root Out Terrorist Funders, Says Boris Johnson

Britain must work with other countries to root out those funding terrorism in the UK, whether revenue streams are provided with the knowledge of allied governments or not, said Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.

Jun 07 13:20

British Voters Say UK Wars Abroad Increase Terror Attacks At Home: Poll

A vast majority of British voters agree with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn that the UK’s involvement in foreign wars increases the risk of terrorist attacks at home, according to a new poll.

Jun 07 13:05

MI5 Protected ISIS Recruiter Responsible for London Bridge Attack

Today Investigative journalist Nafeez Ahmed has revealed that British security agency MI5 protected an ISIS recruiter, who radicalized the London Bridge attackers.

Jun 07 12:31

May Imposes Censorship on Internet After London Attack – Instead of Repairing the Devil

It takes guts and humility to admit mistakes. Admitting we're wrong is courage, not weakness.

Tell that to British Prime Minister Theresa May. She still believes her country has never made a mistake in Syria or in the region; at least, never one that she couldn't explain away. She refuses to yield when she knows her government’s course to collude with terrorists is wrong. She refuses to own her mistakes, let alone end the unnecessary war on Syria and repair the devil.

Instead, PM May wasted no time after Saturday’s London Bridge attack in announcing that she will be pushing some irrelevant international agreements aimed at global regulation of speech on the Internet, claiming that extremists have been using “safe spaces online” in their terror attacks.

Jun 07 11:29

UK Unions Suppress Strikes For Duration Of General Election Campaign

In the run-up to the snap June 8 general election, the trade unions have sabotaged every struggle of the working class.

Workers in both the public and private sectors have been engaged in long-running and bitter disputes, including on the railways, at the Japanese-based Fujitsu, the carmaker BMW, as well as teachers and college lecturers.

Jun 07 11:25

ISIS RECRUITER WHO RADICALISED LONDON BRIDGE ATTACKERS WAS PROTECTED BY MI5

The terrorists who rampaged across London on the night of 3 June were part of a wider extremist network closely monitored by MI5 for decades. The same network was heavily involved in recruiting Britons to fight with jihadist groups in Syria, Iraq and Libya.

Police have confirmed that Khuram Shazad Butt, Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba were the three terrorists shot dead after participating in a brutal van and knife attack in the London Bridge area.

According to press reports, both Butt and Redouane were longstanding members of the proscribed extremist network formerly known as al-Muhajiroun. After 9/11, the group operated under different names such as Shariah4UK, Muslims4Crusades and Islam4UK. Originally founded by Lebanese firebrand, Omar Bakri Mohammed, who was banned from returning the UK after the 7/7 attacks, the network was later run by Bakri’s deputy, Anjem Choudary.

RED FLAGS, MISSED

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Then why were British intelligence and police unable to stop this from happening?!?

The biggest question now, is, cui bono?!? Who benefits from allowing terrorists to strike at random in the UK?!?

Let's just say that those in the bowels of power in the UK, fronted by Prime Minister May, have benefited greatly, and see their wish of putting the internet under total government control coming nearer;
THERESA MAY TO CREATE NEW INTERNET THAT WOULD BE CONTROLLED AND REGULATED BY GOVERNMENT; The British Deep State has passed a bill to abolish cryptography; Cryptography killed by back-door legislation; and wants to toss human rights laws that hurt terror suppression. Theresa May rip up human rights laws which impede new terror legislation.

And how does one accomplish creating fertile ground in the minds of the British voters to accept such draconian laws which may be shaping up here?!?

It is very simple; by allowing terror to happen, then using the dead and wounded bodies as a "bloody shirt" to wave at the crowds, while you are demanding these changes in the law.

And Prime Minister May, a word here, please; the kinds of legislation you have both passed, and are proposing, will not alleviate
the kinds of terror attacks under which the UK, and Europe, have been suffering.

When the countries from which many of these refugees come have been regime changed, generally through war, and those wars have left them with absolutely no power over their own personal and national destiny; when people have been broken, by the sheer depth and breadth of their dispossession, courtesy of countries like the US and UK, which have a pretty dismal track record of accusing a country of doing something it didn't; invading and regime changing that country in order to expropriate resources to which they have utterly no moral right, such individuals are ripe for radicalisation and violence.

You, and the rest of the British government, must understand that to expect otherwise is both disingenuous, and very dangerous for your people, as recent events have proven.

The biggest resource that your country, and the US, want to control, are energy resources in the Middle East and Africa.

And here is my proposal, which is guaranteed to ratchet down your, and my, country's eternal lust for controlling fossil fuels.

Both countries have some of the best scientists and engineers in the world; I suggest that the US and UK develop an energy consortium, and challenge scientists and engineers from both countries to develop workable, alternative energy solutions, then patent the result and sell it, dividing the resources equitably, and making sure that the universities which were the brain trust on this get handsomely compensated for their efforts.

Both your and my countries can do this; if there is a will, there is a way, Madam Prime Minister.

But if there is no push toward such a solution, the world will know that random terror attacks in the UK and beyond are, in your perspective, "just the cost of doing business" in your country's militant resource-scrambling and extraction around the world.

Jun 07 10:59

ISIS Was Allegedly Behind the London Bridge Attacks, Who Is Behind ISIS?

The Islamic State (ISIS) was originally an Al Qaeda affiliated entity created by US intelligence with the support of Britain's MI6, Israel's Mossad, Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Saudi Arabia's General Intelligence Presidency (GIP).

The origins of Al Qaeda date back to the Soviet-Afghan war. The Koranic schools in Afghanistan used to train Al Qaeda recruits were financed by the CIA, using textbooks published by the University of Nebraska. That's where the evil ideology of Islamist extremism referred to by PM May originated: The Global War on Terrorism is a lie, Islamic terrorism is a product of US foreign policy which claims to be spreading Western civilization.

Jun 07 10:32

1 In 3 Drug Deaths In Europe Recorded In UK: Report

An official report by the European drugs agency has revealed that almost one in three drug overdose deaths in the continent are recorded in the United Kingdom.

The annual report published by the European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCCDA) on Tuesday said that the number of deaths from drug overdoses registered in Europe rose by 6 percent to 8,441 in 2015 for the third consecutive year.

Jun 07 10:19

All arrested in connection with London Bridge terror attack released without charge

All twelve people arrested on June 4, as part of the London attack investigation, have been released without charge

Jun 07 09:57

Jeremy Corbyn ‘must win or go’ say Labour figures plotting to change leadership vote rules

Jeremy Corbyn was today warned he must “win or go” as Labour faced the prospect of renewed infighting if he fails to get into No 10.

Jun 07 09:08

UK Police Arrest Manchester Attack Suspect At Heathrow Airport

British authorities have arrested a 38-year-old man at Heathrow airport in connection with the Manchester Arena attack last month, where a suicide bomber killed 22 people and injured dozens following Ariana Grande’s concert.

Jun 07 09:06

Break crypto to monitor jihadis in real time? Don't be ridiculous, say experts

Jennifer Arcuri, a co-founder of cyber-security Hacker House, who debated with Silva on Today, pointed out that any government backdoor would necessarily weaken the security of an encrypted comms channel. "If you allow one backdoor for government, you've no idea who else is accessing or listening," she said.

The government has the capability to hack phones. It is possible to monitor and surveil people, argued Arcuri, who added that the authorities simply need to obtain a warrant under existing surveillance law – namely, the Investigatory Powers Act.

Silva asserted that terrorists responsible for recent atrocities in Paris 2015 and more recently in April in Stockholm - "insofar as we can tell" - were using encrypted comms.

"Even if you try to hack into someone's device, you can't tell what's going on within those apps," he claimed.

Jun 07 08:21

GM foods kept off the menu at Westminster

The House of Commons is continuing to bar genetically modified food from its restaurants and cafés, despite a drive by ministers for the technology to be more widely accepted.

Jun 07 08:19

Video: London Bridge Terrorist Was Allowed To Work At Westminster Station

Khuram Shazad Butt, one of the three London Bridge attackers, was allowed to work at Westminster Tube station, even after he featured in a TV documentary about British jihadists in which he prayed to a black flag in Regent’s Park.

Jun 06 15:14

In Wake of Terrorist Attacks, will British Lawmakers Ban the Burka?

Following the terrorist attacks in Manchester and London, British officials are now considering a ban on burkas, it has emerged.

Jun 06 15:10

Royal Bank of Scotland spends £1bn in bid to avoid High Court trial over 2008 rights issue

Royal Bank of Scotland has spent more than £1bn fending off a high profile court case over its disastrous rights issue in 2008.

The majority state-owned bank's mammoth bill consists of legal fees and out-of-court settlements with shareholders.

The RBS shareholder action group yesterday informed the High Court judge that it was accepting a £200m, 82p-per-share compensation offer on behalf of the 9,000 investors it represents.

This means the bank and disgraced former chief executive Fred Goodwin are almost certain to have avoided an embarrassing 14-week trial.

Jun 06 15:01

London attacker let into UK despite saying he was 'going to be a terrorist'

One of the London Bridge terror attackers was allowed to enter the UK despite Britain's intelligence agencies being told he wanted "to be a terrorist".

Youseff Zaghba was placed an international 'watchlist' of suspected foreign fighters after the Italian police caught him trying to travel to Syria last year.

The Italians claim both MI6 and MI5 were informed of the fears surrounding Zaghba, who told police he was "going to be a terrorist" when he was stopped at Bologna airport.

Jun 06 14:56

Theresa May: I'll tear up human rights laws so we can deport terrorists

Mrs May had already announced plans for longer prison sentences for terrorists and a clamp down on internet firms that enable access to extremist material, but she now wants to go further.

She will extend the powers of police and the courts to restrict the movements of terrorist suspects using Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures (Tpims).

It will mean suspects can be kept under curfews for longer periods each day, tighter controls on suspects associating with each other and more people being banned from using mobile phones and the internet.

She will not, however, bring back control orders as she argues that Tpims give the police the same powers, apart from having to be renewed every two years rather than being indefinite.

Jun 06 14:49

Hypocritical Theresa May Once Fought Against Government Surveillance

British Prime Minister, Theresa May, is calling for the eradication of Internet rights and freedoms, following the recent terrorist attacks in Manchester and London.

Jun 06 14:48

Manchester London Bridge "False Flag Terrorism" Police Manufactured Terrorism

Crisis actors, London Police caught with their pants down, staging what may prove to be yet another false flag event.

Jun 06 14:25

Video: MI5 Don’t Need A Press Office, Most Home Affairs Journalists Are MI5 Press Officers’

Interview with Charles Shoebridge, former police Special Branch and Army Officer, about failings of MI5 around the Manchester terror attack.

Jun 06 13:48

Wrath of Khan: Muslim Calls for Travel Ban of Trump

Sadiq Khan, the Islamist Mayor of London, has been in the news quite a bit lately and not just for the Islamic terror attacks that have rocked London. Khan has been in a war with President Donald Trump in regards to what it takes to keep people safe from Islamic terror.

Jun 06 12:43

Theresa May says she will rip up human rights laws to fight terror

Speaking on the election trail, the Prime Minister told supporters she would change any laws that got in the way of preventing jihadis from launching attacks in Britain.

Mrs May used one of her final speeches of the General Election campaign to step up her rhetoric against Islamist extremism in the wake of the London Bridge terror attack that left seven people dead and more than 40 injured.

Jun 06 12:16

‘I’m Really Pleased We Have Food Banks’: Outrage At UK Conservative Politician’s Comments

A Conservative Party politician seeking re-election provoked uproar at a hustings in Cornwall when she appeared to praise the existence of food banks in the UK.

Former Conservative MP for South East Cornwall, Sheryll Murray, was attending a meeting for voters in Callington on Saturday when her bid to persuade constituents to back the current Tory government went spectacularly awry.

Jun 06 11:57

Uber Responds To Price-Surging Backlash After London Attack

Uber has defended its dynamic-pricing system following intense scrutiny over surging fares during and following the London Bridge attack.

Jun 06 11:18

Sadiq Khan is Calling for Donald Trump to be Denied a State Visit – Again!

When Donald Trump won the US election, a petition was launched to have the House of Commons debate on whether or not he should be permitted an official State visit because of his comments on migrants and the need to build a wall.

Jun 06 11:05

UK Muslim Leaders Condemn ‘Ruthless’ London Attack

A large group of UK Muslim community leaders have condemned “in strongest terms” the recent terror attacks in London and Manchester, saying British Muslims remain united against “the cold-blooded murder of innocent people.”

Jun 06 11:04

A Step Closer to Martial Law? Armed Police Deployed to UK Polling Stations

According to George Osborne’s Evening Standard newspaper, armed police officers will be deployed to polling stations during Thursday's general election.

The reason, it's claimed, is to stop potential voter intimidation.

Jun 06 10:23

BBC’s Emma Barnett called a Zionist on Twitter

BBC journalist Emma Barnett was accused by apparent Jeremy Corbyn supporters on Twitter of being a “Zionist” after she asked him about the cost of providing free pre-school childcare on Radio 4.

Jun 06 09:55

LONDON BRIDGE TERRORIST WAS ALLOWED TO WORK AT WESTMINSTER STATION DESPITE KNOWN JIHADIST VIEWS

Khuram Shazad Butt, one of the three London Bridge attackers, was allowed to work at Westminster Tube station, even after he featured in a TV documentary about British jihadists in which he prayed to a black flag in Regent’s Park.
He was also free to carry out Saturday’s atrocity despite working for a man accused of helping to train the 7/7 bombings ringleader, and being investigated by police and MI5, it has emerged.

The third terrorist behind the London Bridge attack has been named as Youssef Zaghba. It emerged he was arrested last year trying to reach Syria, yet was still able to get into the UK. Reports in the Italian media said Zaghba was stopped in Bologna. His mother is Italian and still lives there.

Butt, 27, from Barking, East London, was deemed “low priority” by the Metropolitan Police despite being reported to them at least twice. He had slipped down in priority because there was no intelligence he was planning an attack.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What, unfortunately, appears to be "low priority" for the British government and police, is the safety of the British people.

Jun 06 09:32

Farage Says Calls For Internment Camps For Terrorist Suspects Could Grow In Britain

People in Britain may start to call for terrorist suspects to be put into internment camps if something is not done to prevent further attacks after three major incidents in three months, former UKIP leader Nigel Farage says.

Jun 06 09:30

BBC Intentionally Ignore Massive Corbyn Rally

The BBC purposefully ignored a massive rally with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, where thousands of people showed their support.

It's estimated that more than 10,000 turned up in the rain to hear him speak.

Jun 06 08:54

Tech World Angry With Theresa May’s Internet Regulation Plans

Internet companies, tech experts, activists and fellow politicians have reacted to PM May’s comments with disapproval, even accusing her of pushing her own agenda in the wake of recent tragic events.

Limiting cryptography or building the kind of backdoors that May wants would end up crippling the Internet as we know it, argues author and BoingBoing co-editor Cory Doctorow. He claims: “There’s no back door that only lets good guys go through it.” Even if app developers were instructed to refrain from using encryption, it would be very difficult to stop criminals from encrypting their messages manually or writing them in code.

Mark Chapman, UK Pirate Party’s candidate for Vauxhall, said: “Regulating the internet is not the answer, and it is shameful that Theresa May is so quick to use the events of a tragedy to fuel her own autocratic agenda.”

Jun 06 08:52

In 2002 Theresa May Called Government Email Snooping A "Grievous" Mistake

In 2002 when she was Chairperson of the Conservative Party, she gave a speech to conference in which she said the following, while talking about the record of what was then Tony Blair's Labour government:

"This government is certainly making mistakes. Some of them grievous. And we have been determined not to let them get away with it".

"They planned to let bureaucrats snoop on peoples' phone and email conversations. We helped to stop that."

Jun 06 08:49

After a Terrorist Attack, Spain Rejected Its Hawks. Will Britain?

On March 11, 2004, just a few days before a critical election, a series of nearly simultaneous bombs exploded on four commuter trains in Madrid, killing over 190 people. Before the bombing, the Socialist Party (PSOE) was about five points behind in the polls, but it ended up winning by five points.

Jun 06 08:45

Britain can’t launch wars abroad and be safe at home: Robert Fisk

Fisk, who has been primarily based in Beirut, Lebanon, for nearly three decades, made the remarks in an article published by The Independent on Monday, following a deadly attack in central London.

On Saturday night, three attackers targeted the heart of London. Seven people were killed and 48 injured when the assailants in a white van mowed down pedestrians on London Bridge before stabbing a police officer and revelers in bars around Borough Market.

Addressing the British people on Sunday morning, May stressed the need for change, both in people’s tolerance of extremism and in the government’s counter-terrorism strategy.

She vowed to fight what she called the “evil ideology of Islamist extremism,” and declared “enough is enough.”

Jun 06 08:31

Terror funding report: Calls grow for release of 'sensitive' Home Office document 'pointing finger at Saudi Arabia'

Jeremy Corbyn and Tim Farron among voices urging prime minister to publish delayed inquiry thought to target major UK weapons buyer following latest terror attack on British soil

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Of course, the release of the report undermines the current propaganda saying that Qatar is the main sponsor of terror.

Jun 06 08:12

Stephen Hawking Declares Which Party He's Voting For To Save NHS

Labour must win on June 8 because the Conservative Party will destroy the National Health Service (NHS), renowned physicist Stephen Hawking said, having previously called on Jeremy Corbyn to resign as leader.

Jun 06 06:06

Britain Has Finally Had Enough

Synopsis: A former London Metropolitan Police chief has accused the government of lying about the number of armed officers on the streets in the wake of the Friday’s London Bridge terror attack.

Jun 05 17:35

Manchester atrocity: UK government must come clean about its relationship with Libyan Islamists

Mohamed El-Doufani argues that British governments provided a safe haven for Libyan Islamists whom it used as tools to destabilise Muammar Gaddafi's regime, and says that following the Manchester atrocity it must come clean about its links with them.

Jun 05 17:09

Official Account Of London Terror Attack Unravels

Within 24 hours of Saturday’s terror attack at London Bridge, the official narrative presented by British Prime Minister Theresa May has begun to fall apart.

Speaking at Downing Street Sunday morning, May declared, “In terms of their planning and execution,” the attack in London and the May 22 attack in Manchester “are not connected.”

Jun 05 17:08

Labour Leader Urges Conservative PM To Resign Over Police Cuts

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has called on British Prime Minister Theresa May to resign for reducing the number of police officers during her six years as interior minister, which has allowed terrorists to attack the country three times in recent months.

Jun 05 17:08

Why The London Terror Attack Happened Now

One has to wonder why terrorists like those who struck on Saturday night in London, and earlier in Manchester, launched their attacks now. It is difficult not to infer that their violence was timed to influence the UK election this coming Thursday.

Jun 05 15:45

UK Police Release All Detained Over London Terror Act Without Charges

The UK Police have released without charges all those detained over the deadly terrorist attack in London that claimed lives of five people and injured dozens more on Saturday.

Jun 05 15:37

BBC Reporter Slams Corbyn, Labelled 'Zionist' by Twitter

To anyone paying attention, the BBC are heavily biased towards the Conservative government.

Jun 05 15:35

Massive Effigy Of Theresa May Flipping V-Sign At Europe Erected On White Cliffs Of Dover

A huge likeness of UK Prime Minister Theresa May giving Europe the offensive hand gesture was briefly erected atop the White Cliffs in Dover on Monday morning.

Jun 05 15:07

Who’s funding Scotland’s Conservatives and why are they trying to hide it?

New revelations have emerged that could potentially expose an influx of ‘dark money’, that has been used to fund Tory propaganda in Scotland.

Jun 05 14:42

Britain Can’t Launch Wars Abroad And Be Safe At Home: Robert Fisk

British Prime Minister Theresa May should know that Britain cannot launch wars abroad and be safe at home, according to Robert Fisk, a celebrated English writer and journalist.?

Jun 05 14:34

British Muslims ‘Alarmed’ Their Community Failed To Report London Attackers

There is “alarm and concern” that members of the Muslim community did not tip off the authorities ahead of Saturday’s terrorist attack in London, the Metropolitan Police commander in charge of community engagement has said.

Jun 05 14:30

Brits loudly chanting their love for Donald Trump

Britain First! Fighting Back!

Jun 05 14:24

Did Home Secretary Rudd ‘Censor’ Rival’s Speech About Saudi Arms Sales?

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has been accused of shutting down a speech by an opponent about arms sales to Saudi Arabia during an election hustings this weekend.

Rudd was taking part in a local debate between parliamentary candidates for her seat in Hastings and Rye on Saturday afternoon.

Jun 05 14:13

The BBC’s Zionist Agenda Against Corbyn

To anyone paying attention, the BBC are heavily biased towards the Conservative government. Not only that, we can see the airbrushing of Israeli war crimes and crimes against humanity.

So what happens when a Jewish reporter meets Jeremy Corbyn – the leader of the Labour party who the corporate media repeatedly attempts to smear as an anti-Semite.

Jun 05 13:34

Theresa May Should Resign Over Security Failures – Ex-Cameron Advisor

Prime Minister Theresa May should resign rather than seek re-election because her security failures allowed the recent spate of terror attacks to happen, said Steve Hilton, a former strategy advisor to David Cameron.

Jun 05 13:32

Dear Great Britain – Blame Your Intelligence Agencies and Government, Not the Internet

The dishonest and dangerous response of Theresa May’s UK government to the horrific terrorist attacks of the past month is unfortunately all too common when it comes to those in power. Rather than look inward at the glaring shadiness and corruption inherent throughout UK government polices, its “leaders” are looking to use these barbaric acts as a excuse to push through an authoritarian and illiberal expansion of state power. Specifically, Theresa May’s government is despicably using the attacks to push for regulation and censorship of the internet.

Jun 05 13:26

Exposed: The BBC’s Zionist Agenda Against Corbyn

To anyone paying attention, the BBC are heavily biased towards the Conservative government. Not only that, we can see the airbrushing of Israeli war crimes and crimes against humanity.

So what happens when a Jewish reporter meets Jeremy Corbyn – the leader of the Labour party who the corporate media repeatedly attempts to smear as an anti-Semite.

Jun 05 13:01

Who's funding the Conservative's and why are they trying to hide it?

New revelations have emerged that could potentially expose an influx of ‘dark money’, that has been used to fund Tory propaganda in Scotland.

Jun 05 12:52

UNIDENTIFIED LONDON BRIDGE TERROR SUSPECT LINKED TO BRITISH INTELLIGENCE

We still don’t know the identities of the three individuals said to be responsible for the London Bridge attack last week. The police don’t want you to know who they are. Why? Would we discover something we’re not supposed to know if the names are released? Is it possible the cops are hiding something?

Jun 05 12:41

In Wake of Terrorist Attacks, will British Lawmakers Ban the Burka?

Following the terrorist attacks in Manchester and London, British officials are now considering a ban on burkas, it has emerged.

Jun 05 12:25

Election Gamble: Tight Race Before UK Vote, Polls Suggest Drop In Theresa May’s Ratings

A number of polls in the UK are showing a large drop in support for Prime Minister Theresa May, just days before the country votes.

Jun 05 11:07

Exposed: The BBC’s Zionist Agenda Against Corbyn

To anyone paying attention, the BBC are heavily biased towards the Conservative government. Not only that, we can see the airbrushing of Israeli war crimes and crimes against humanity.

What happens when a Jewish reporter meets Jeremy Corbyn – the leader of the Labour party who the corporate media repeatedly attempts to smear as an anti-Semite.

Jun 05 10:21

SLAVERY IS FREEDOM: SUBMIT TO THE STATE AND BE FREE FROM TERRORISM

Clearly, the only sane thing to do after a terrorist attack is to take rights away. Maybe if we build a prison around society, we will all be safe. Maybe it is just a matter of the government having more power over the citizens, and they will finally rid the world of terrorism.

Or maybe the UK’s priorities are all wrong. For instance, did you know that in the United Kingdom, you are required to pay a tax to acquire a TV License in order to watch broadcast and online media? And they are not messing around. Look at these posters and billboards.

Yet Prime Minister Theresa May seems to think the UK is simply not invasive enough of their citizen’s personal lives. They are going full-on “Big Brother” over TV licenses; they know who you are.

But they don’t know who the terrorists are. The government identifies in a database every last home without a TV license, but they cannot track and stop terrorists.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It appears that Prime Minister May is going all full-tilt-boogie "Chancellor Adam" from the film "V for Vendetta".

And if you have never seen the film, I encourage you to rent/buy it. It is a cautionary tale about blow back from an over-zealous, tyrannical government, with utterly no regard whatsoever for the people they rule, and Hugo Weaving, who does a magnificent job as the character V, is superlative.

Prime Minister May's opinions about censoring the net, and crippling cryptography, are horribly not the right way of getting rid of terrorism in the UK, and now it is coming out that the perpetrators of these horrific crimes, in Manchester and London where absolutely known to the police.

Manchester terrorist known to UK police

I strongly suspect that the perpetrators of the horrific terror attack were known to British intelligence and police.
Who are the suspects behind the London terror attack?

The story goes on to state:

"The attackers

One of the London Bridge suspected attackers appeared in a jihadi documentary on Channel 4 and had previously “tried to go to Syria”, it has emerged.

He appeared in a television documentary last year about British extremists called The Jihadis Next Door, and was filmed at events attended by two notorious Islamic preachers.

The suspected terrorist had previously worked for London transport operator Transport for London (TfL) and a branch of fast food chain KFC, neighbours said.

A relative also told how he had previously tried to go to Syria to fight jihad but had been talked out of it by his family as his wife was pregnant at the time.

The man had also been reported to the anti-terror police on at least two occasions, it has been claimed."

So why were these attacks potentially allowed to happen, even with prior police knowledge of who these people were?!?

You have to ask, cui bono?!? Who benefits?!?

Not the British people, that's absolutely certain.

But various elements in the bowels of power in the Deep British State well may benefit, courtesy of May's draconian attitude on the web and cryptography, because the truth of what they are actually doing to generate more wealth and power for themselves at the expense of the British people, can be more easily suppressed.

Broken cryptography will mean that corporate proprietary information can be stolen, and given to government's corporate cronies. But the problem with this approach is, that the bad guys have gotten their cryptography to the state where it is already unbreakable by the best state agencies, or do not use cryptography at all.

And Prime Minister May, a word, please. Do you really want to stop terrorism in its tracks, honestly?!? This is very simple.

Stop mucking about in other peoples' countries, invading them; regime-changing their governments to your liking; and expropriating resources to which you and your corporate cronies have utterly no moral right; and selling those resources only to specific countries using only specific currencies. Bring your military home from their garrisons all over the world (removing American and British forces from that thuggocracy, Bahrain, would be a good start).

That you seem to be impervious to the horrifically negative potential, for disempowerment to translate into rage, when people have been dispossessed, and have needed to run from their home countries because of all of these wars, and regime-changes to suit the Western "ideal" of "business as usual, is both hubristic, and disingenuous in the extreme.

Prime Minister May, you have some of the most gifted academicians in the world in British universities; please use them to create an alternative energy source which can fly a plane, or power a tank, or drive a car, then patent that, making sure that a generous allowance goes to the schools and people in those schools who made this happen.

So the question is, Madam Prime Minister, are you really going to deal with the root causes of terrorism, or just decide that the "cost of doing business", internationally, as Britain has, for centuries, is simply the "new normal", translating into more terror attacks against your brother and sister Britons?!?

Your constituents, and the world, are watching, Prime Minister May.

Jun 05 09:55

In Wake of Terrorist Attacks, will British Lawmakers Ban the Burka?

Following the terrorist attacks in Manchester and London, British officials are now considering a ban on burkas, it has emerged.

Jun 05 09:23

Hypocritical Theresa May Once Fought Against Government Surveillance

British Prime Minister, Theresa May, is calling for the eradication of Internet rights and freedoms, following the recent terrorist attacks in Manchester and London.

Jun 05 09:16

BREXIT SHOCK: Europhile who said EU vote made him sick 'is being lined up to lead talks'

A EUROPHILE minister who said the vote to leave the European Union made him “sick to the pit of my stomach” is being lined up to replace Brexit secretary David Davis, according to reports.

Theresa May is said to be mulling a shock move to put Ben Gummer, who campaigned vociferously for Remain, in charge of the history-defining divorce talks with Brussels.

Jun 05 09:07

The London Bridge Attack And What Is Behind The String Of Terrorism

By Brandon Turbeville

“The rocket bombs which fell daily on London were probably fired by the Government of Oceania itself, ‘just to keep people frightened.’” – 1984

There is much to say about the attacks that took place in London last night. If Teresa May has her way, however, there will be little chance to say anything. The ice queen of the common people has, in the wake of the horrific attacks, not only called for a suspension of the general election but also for greater control over the Internet. Now, with British SAS troops moving into London and much of the city already acclimated to seeing fully armed British soldiers on the streets, Britain has abandoned all pretense of the “Western freedoms” it once inaccurately portrayed itself as representing. The U.K. is now openly embracing the commune-fascism it once went great lengths to keep hidden...

Jun 05 07:20

#FakeNews: CNN Caught Arranging Muslims As Backdrop

CNN International (CNNi) staged a backdrop of persons — presumably Muslims, including women in hijabs — during a Sunday news segment in London regarding the previous evening’s mass murder Islamic terrorist attack in the U.K. capital.

Jun 05 07:09

KNOWN WOLF UNCOVERED: At Least One London Bridge Attacker Familiar to Anti-Terror Police

How deep does the ‘known wolf’ rabbit hole go in the case of the London Bridge attacks?

In our first report regarding the London Bridge Attacks we discussed the distinct possibility that the those linked to this latest terror event might be well-known to authorities – it turns out, in at least one case, that’s already true.

Jun 04 21:24

London terror suspects were wearing fake suicide vests

Makes no sense.

Jun 04 18:09

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Jun 04 17:23

Police uncover YouTube link to London terror attack

Counter-terrorism officers secretly recorded an alleged Isil-inspired terror cell in Barking last month discussing how to use YouTube to plot a van and knife attack in London, The Daily Telegraph can reveal.

Jun 04 17:13

May Uses Terror To Try To Boost Flagging Polls

Ms May’s speech did not address allegations that in 2011, while she was home secretary, Libyan Islamists previously under surveillance in Britain were given back their passports and helped by the government to fly to Libya to fight Muammar Gadaffi’s regime.

Nor did she say why the government is refusing to publish a report on jihadist funding — allegedly because it fingers Saudi Arabia, Britain’s arms industry’s biggest customer.

And former Metropolitan Police officer Peter Kirkham told Sky News that Ms May’s six years as home secretary had resulted in heavy cuts to the number of vital police officers needed to properly control the threat of terror.

Jun 04 17:10

Flashback: Theresa May to create new internet that would be controlled and regulated by government

Theresa May is planning to introduce huge regulations on the way the internet works, allowing the government to decide what is said online.

Particular focus has been drawn to the end of the manifesto, which makes clear that the Tories want to introduce huge changes to the way the internet works.

"Some people say that it is not for government to regulate when it comes to technology and the internet," it states. "We disagree."

Senior Tories confirmed to BuzzFeed News that the phrasing indicates that the government intends to introduce huge restrictions on what people can post, share and publish online.

Jun 04 17:05

Days before election, British PM accused of using attacks to push for wider surveillance

But authorities have confirmed that the response to Saturday's attack was "police-led," indicating that there was no prior intelligence, suggesting the government was caught entirely by surprise.

Despite the political rhetoric, neither May nor the police have shown any evidence that the internet was involved in any way.

On one part, it gives a possible insight into why no intelligence was picked up in the first place, and yet on the other, questions remain if greater surveillance would have even helped.

Jun 04 17:01

May’s call for more control of internet misleading and misguided

These are not new suggestions, incidentally, but reiterate proposals in the Conservative Party election manifesto.

They are also misleading and misguided. Misleading because the UK, under the Conservatives, has already recently passed the draconian Investigatory Powers Act, which hands sweeping powers of oversight and surveillance to the government and its agencies.

Under its provisions, the entire browsing history of everyone in the UK must be retained for a year and may be accessed by police and various state agencies. Surveillance agencies have new powers to hack computers and devices, including to conduct secret bulk surveillance on populations outside of the UK.

The government also has the right to demand tech companies insert weaknesses, known as backdoors, into devices and software to enable law enforcement to access data. In addition, encryption on messaging services such as WhatsApp can be removed on government request.

Jun 04 16:56

Theresa May criticised over ‘intellectually lazy’ internet regulation proposal

Professor Peter Neumann, director of the International Centre For The Study Of Radicalisation at King’s College London, was also critical of Mrs May’s speech.

He wrote on Twitter: “Big social media platforms have cracked down on jihadist accounts, with result that most jihadists are now using end-to-end encrypted messenger platforms e.g. Telegram. This has not solved problem, just made it different.

“Moreover, few people radicalised exclusively online. Blaming social media platforms is politically convenient but intellectually lazy.”

Jun 04 16:54

‘Blame the internet’ is just not a good enough response, Theresa May

Speaking outside 10 Downing St this morning, Theresa May was much more aggressive in her tone than previously. The London Bridge attack had its roots in Islamic extremism, she observed: “We cannot allow this ideology the safe space it needs to breed. Yet that is precisely what the internet, and the big companies that provide internet-based services, provide.” She continued: “We need to work with allied democratic governments to reach international agreements that regulate cyberspace to prevent the spread of extremism and terrorism planning.”

Which goes to show that when you need a scapegoat, the internet will always be there, as will big internet companies. The latter are by now becoming familiar with the process: there is an attack; the dots are joined to show how their services were used for tuition and/or planning; governments demand “action”; the companies improve their methods for removing extremist content; and we await the next cycle.

Jun 04 09:09

The UK Labour Party has regained its principles and offers hope to millions

Graham Peebles argues that under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn, Labour is offering a positive message of hope at the coming UK election and presents a real alternative to the Conservatives.>>

Jun 04 08:57

“This Is For Allah” – Six Killed In London Terrorist Rampage; Three Assailants Shot

Six people have been killed and at least 30 unjured in a van and stabbing terrorist attacks took place in London on Saturday night

The first attack took place on London Bridge followed shortly by an attack in Borough Market

Three attackers were shot dead. One was seen with canisters strapped to his body.
The Met Police say they believe all bridge attackers have been killed

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