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Mar 16 09:51

U.S. AIR FORCE NUCLEAR-CAPABLE BOMBERS HEAD TO EUROPE

The U.S. has sent nuclear-capable Boeing B-52 Stratofortress bombers to the United Kingdom for strategic missions in Europe.

A "Bomber Task Force" arrived at the Royal Air Force (RAF) Fairford on Thursday from the 2nd Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, U.S. Air Forces Europe-Africa (USAFE) said in a press release.

"The deployment also includes joint and allied training in the U.S. European Command theater to improve bomber interoperability. Training with joint partners, allied nations and other U.S. Air Force units contributes to our ready and postured forces and enables us to build enduring and strategic relationships necessary to confront a broad range of global challenges," the statement read.

According to Gloucestershire Live, two B-52s arrived at RAF Fairford on Thursday with more expected Friday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The big question I would have on this deployment, is why now?!?

Mar 16 09:19

UK school suspends homosexual lessons indefinitely in face of protests

A school in Britain's second largest city of Birmingham has decided to indefinitely suspend lessons on normalizing gay marriage in the face of continued protests by Muslim parents who believe the program is harmful for their children.

Parkfield community school in Birmingham’s Saltley said on Thursday that the so-called No Outsiders lessons, which parents say had been aimed at promoting gay and transgender lifestyles, would be suspended until a resolution is reached on the controversial issue.

“Until a resolution has been reached, No Outsiders lessons will not be taught at Parkfield and we hope that children will not be removed from school to take part in protests,” the school said in a statement.

Mar 15 09:53

UK Conservative MP Calls For All Knives to be Registered, Fitted With GPS Trackers

Tory MP Scott Mann has attracted mockery on social media after calling for strict new knife control measures including for every blade sold in the UK to be fitted with GPS tracking systems.

In a post on the micro-blogging platform Twitter, the representative for North Cornwall went on to declare that Britain should create a “national database” of people who own knives, “like we do with guns”.

Anyone found to have carried a knife outside their property “had better have a bloody good explanation”, Mr Mann wrote, adding that there could be “obvious exceptions” for activities such as fishing.

Mar 15 08:17

Brexit on life support

The Brexit saga continues. The deeply divided British House of Commons can only seem to agree on one thing: It doesn’t want the UK to leave the EU without a deal. The problem is – there isn’t a parliamentary majority on what to do next. Maybe this was Theresa May’s plan all along – Brexit death through inertia.

Mar 15 08:15

'Under no circumstances an extension in the dark!' European leaders warn Theresa May they'll say no to Brexit delay without clear explanation of what UK wants

EU leaders have renewed their warnings that Brussels will not agree a Brexit delay unless the UK can suggest a way out of the current deadlock.

The House of Commons voted last night to seek an extension to Article 50, which Theresa May says could be a short delay until June if Parliament approves her deal - or a much longer one if it is rejected again.

Brussels has said it will listen to a request for more time if Britain provides a good reason, but Guy Verhofstadt said last night it was up to the UK to take a 'cross-party' approach to find a breakthrough.

Mar 15 08:12

SECOND REFERENDUM CRUSHED IN ‘MAJOR DEFEAT’

Sarah Wollaston’s amendment calling for a long extension to provide time for a second referendum has been crushed this evening by 334 votes to just 85. Only 326 votes are required for a majority. Even in the unlikely event that all the abstaining MPs voted in favour of the amendment it would still have lost…

Mar 15 08:11

THE 412 MPS WHO VOTED TO DELAY BREXIT

412 MPs voted in favour of Theresa May’s motion calling for an extension of Article 50 at least until 30 June, in direct defiance of hundreds of explicit on-the-record promises from the Prime Minister herself. A shameful day for politics.

There were still 202 MPs who voted against an extension, including well over half of Tory MPs. 190 Tories including Cabinet ministers Liam Fox, Chris Grayling, Penny Mordaunt, Gavin Williamson, Andrea Leadsom, Alun Cairns and Liz Truss as well as numerous ministers all rejected May’s motion. Incredibly, Steve Barclay who closed the debate for the Government in favour of the motion then went and voted against it, while May’s Chief Whip Julian Smith abstained…

Mar 15 08:08

'Should've listened to me': Trump says Brexit debacle could’ve been avoided if May heeded his advice

US President and dealmaker Donald Trump disparaged UK PM Theresa May's negotiating skills, saying that Britain could have been spared the hot mess that is the Brexit process, if only she had listened to him.

May might have breathed a sigh of relief on Thursday when British MPs voted in favor of the government motion to ask the EU to extend Article 50 and delay Brexit until June 30, after two days of heavy defeats in Parliament. However, that does not mean her woes are over, as no consensus has been reached over the Brexit deal, with MPs refusing to ratify what May had negotiated with the EU, and the EU ruling out revising the deal, which in its latest form includes binding assurances on the so-called Irish 'backstop'.

Mar 14 23:26

‘Sheer ARROGANCE of the losers’ BBC QT audience ERUPTS after attack on People’s Vote

THE BBC Question Time audience widely applauded last night after one man launched a brutal attack on Remainers calling for a second referendum.

The Ealing audience member got into a heated debate with another man who called for a second vote before lambasting any thought of a People’s Vote. Within his impassioned speech, the man insisted another referendum would be damaging to democracy. The audience member said: “It is nothing but the sheer arrogance of the people that have lost, and people that want to subvert democracy.

“Get on with what the people voted for.

“People voted for a reason and it will be the end of democracy in this country if we can’t honour what Parliament said they would do.”

Mar 14 11:59

Brexit vote: UK parliament rejects 'no-deal' option

With just over two weeks to go until the Brexit deadline, the British parliament has signalled that it is strongly against leaving the European Union without a deal.

After politicians rejected British Prime Minister Theresa May's plan to quit the EU for a second time on Tuesday, the government on Wednesday put forward a motion to rule out a "no-deal" Brexit on March 29, the current deadline.

MPs then backed an amendment to that motion, which rules out a no-deal Brexit under any circumstances. The motion as amended was passed by 321 votes to 278.

Wednesday's vote is not legally binding, however, and does not rule out a no-deal Brexit altogether.

Mar 14 11:59

Britain's political system is at the breaking point

As the speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, called MPs to "Order! Order!" before the result of yesterday's vote on Theresa May's Brexit Deal was announced, one could be forgiven for thinking it was just an ordinary day in the British parliament. The MPs were acting traditionally rowdy as they grouped onto the long green benches lined up opposite each other, the Conservatives to one side and Labour to the other. The tension in the air felt superficial, a consequence of Britain's time-honoured game of political theatrics, as it has often been for decades.

Yet, there was nothing ordinary about what followed next.

Mar 14 08:51

‘Influencing human behavior’: UK MoD-funded psychological research project leaked

The UK Defense Ministry is actively looking for a contractor for its new psychological research, which is allegedly aimed at boosting troops’ performance and well-being. Some details of the project are quite unnerving, though.

Mar 14 08:50

VOTERS BACK MALTHOUSE OR NO DEAL OVER DELAYING BREXIT OR MAY’S DEAL

Ahead of tonight’s votes on No Deal, Guido can reveal new polling which shows a majority of the public favour either No Deal or a Malthouse-style standstill transition. The BMG poll for the ‘Brexit Coalition‘ found that 28% backed the UK leaving the EU without a deal, subject to WTO rules and tariffs. 28% also backed the UK triggering “Article 24 of the GATT, which maintains existing trade arrangements with the EU and provides a 2-year negotiating window”. This is more or less along the lines of the Malthouse Plan B for a standstill transition, the caveat is that it will still require the EU to agree to it…

Mar 14 08:47

British Lawmakers Debate Brexit Delay After No-Deal Voted Down

British members of parliament are negotiating and voting on a delay to Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal after two consecutive failed votes. The day before, UK parliamentarians voted to reject a no-deal Brexit under any circumstances, with only hardline Brexiteers supporting such an eventuality.

UK lawmakers have tabled 10 amendments to the government's motion on a potential extension to Brexit deadline, which will be put to vote later on Thursday. Parliament Speaker John Bercow has selected four amendments for the vote.

Amendment H by Sarah Wollaston asks for an extension and a referendum. Brexit with an agreement or remaining an EU member should be referendum options.

Mar 13 10:07

What is UK Lawyers for Israel’s relationship to the Israeli government?

The group UK Lawyers for Israel is one of the quietest yet most influential Israel lobby actors currently operating in Britain.

Since 2011, it has closely monitored the Palestine solidarity movement and worked to repress it, often with significant impact.

The ‘lawfare’ organisation has especially targeted organisations promoting the Palestinian-initiated Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) – from academics to students unions, architects to local councils – by lodging complaints with regulatory bodies and sending letters threatening legal action.

It has even obstructed the work of charities such as Medical Aid for Palestinians and War on Want, working in close collaboration with the US-based Lawfare Project to do so.

But where did UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) come from and who is behind it?

Mar 13 09:12

Nigel Farage LAUGHS in Guy Verhofstadt's face as he rages with CONSPIRACY theory

Guy Verhofstadt launched a furious attack on leading Brexit supporter and British MEP Nigel Farage in the European Parliament claiming an extension to Article 50 would hand Mr Farage a “new mandate”. Mr Verhofstadt claimed an extension to Brexit is “exactly” what Mr Farage wants, so “he can continue to have a salary that he can transfer to his offshore company”. Responding to the accusations from Mr Verhofstadt, former Ukip leader Nigel Farage was filmed hunched over with laughter.

Mar 13 09:11

BREXIT LIVE: ‘Freedom is IRREPLACEABLE!’ Brexiteer STUNS Brussels chief in fiery EU row

Ukip MEP David Coburn passionately shouted "freedom is irreplaceable, freedom is essential" from his seat as the Vice President of the European Commission Frans Timmerman asked Brexiteers if they were willing to "sacrifice jobs" for the "pipe dream of so-called sovereignty". The fiery row comes as MPs prepare to vote on whether to block a no deal departure from the EU after the Prime Minister's deal suffered a thrashing for the second time.

Mar 13 09:10

Ireland throws toys out of pram over UK's no deal tariffs 'disaster for Irish agriculture'

BRITISH proposals to scrap tariffs on a wide range of imports in the event of a no-deal Brexit would be “absolutely disastrous” for Ireland’s economy, the country’s European Affairs Minister Helen McEntee has warned.

Mar 13 08:15

Highest Levels of British Government Investigated Over Child Abuse Claims

The highest levels of the British political establishment are being examined due to allegations that they failed to protect children from sexual abuse.

From March 4 through 29, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) is hearing evidence involving lawmakers and high-ranking police, and whether they covered up pedophilia at the heart of the British government.

In his opening statement, lead council Brian Altman said the inquiry would investigate “whether Westminster institutions have failed—and, indeed, whether they are still failing—to protect children.

“Questions have been asked as to how Westminster institutions—be they political parties, government departments, law enforcement, or intelligence agencies—have responded to allegations of child sexual abuse and exploitation,” he said.

Mar 13 08:02

Theresa May Faces Questions in Parliament After Brexit Deal Voted Down

British Prime Minister Theresa May is addressing MPs’ questions a day after the Parliament rejected her Brexit deal, with 391 lawmakers voting against and only 242 supporting the plan.

After May's bill was turned down in the House of Commons on Tuesday, a vote on a no-deal scenario is slated to be held on Wednesday; if that one fails, the Parliament will take a vote on extending the Brexit deadline beyond 29 March.

The withdrawal deal was also previously rejected by the parliament in January, mainly due to the lawmakers' concerns over the Irish border backstop.

Mar 12 13:30

Irish separatists claim responsibility for parcel bombs found in UK

The Irish Republican Army, a violent movement seeking separation of Northern Ireland from the UK, says it was behind a series of bomb packages sent to crowded locations across Britain last week.

The UK police said on Monday that IRA’s claim of responsibility came earlier in the day through a Northern Ireland media outlet using a recognized codeword.

The police said the group had claimed five devices were sent to locations in London and in Scotland although officers recovered only four.

The official line of the UK government is that the IRA, the dominant force behind three decades of troubles that ended in late 1990s, has no official presence anymore and those calling themselves IRA are in fact offshoots of the group.

Mar 12 12:36

CORBYN SAYS ‘TIME FOR GENERAL ELECTION’ AS PM MAY’S BREXIT DEAL REJECTED

The UK parliament has again rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal after she secured legally binding assurances from Brussels on the controversial Irish 'backstop' – but the changes weren't enough to placate lawmakers.

May's deal was defeated 391 to 242 on Tuesday evening and will be followed on Wednesday by a debate and vote in the House of Commons on the prospect of the UK leaving the EU with "no deal" in place - which MPs are also expected to reject.

Mar 12 12:10

Majority of voters do not think PM's deal delivers the type of Brexit people voted for, YouGov poll reveals

More than half of the British public does not think the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal delivers on the referendum result, according to a new poll.

The YouGov survey found only 12 per cent of adults think Theresa May's deal honours the leave vote compared to 58 per cent who claim it does not and 31 per cent who don’t know.

Labour voters are even more unhappy with Mrs May's deal than Tories, with 66 per cent opposed to the withdrawal agreement compared to 58 per cent of Conservatives.

Mar 12 10:13

UK has secured ‘legally binding’ way around Brexit backstop with EU – May

British PM Theresa May has agreed to a “legally binding” deal with the EU around the Northern Ireland ‘backstop’ to secure Brexit, and will put that to a vote in the Parliament on Tuesday. Talks with EU leaders are ongoing.

During the negotiations on Monday with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in Strasbourg, May secured legally binding changes that “strengthen and improve” the original Brexit agreement, her Cabinet Office Minister David Lidington told reporters Monday evening.

British lawmakers have the choice to “vote for this deal or plunge the country into a political crisis,” said Lidington, noting that the EU has made clear this will be “the only deal on the table.”

Mar 12 08:05

LIVE UPDATES: UK Parliament Holds 2nd Decisive Vote on PM May’s Brexit Deal

British MPs are holding an important vote to determine the fate of the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement elaborated by the government after the previous plan was rejected by lawmakers in January.

If there is no agreement on the divorce plan with the EU, Parliament will be holding a vote on a no-deal Brexit on Wednesday. If this option is also rejected, a vote on extending the Article 50 period beyond 29 March will take place on Thursday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And the British people will be in the streets on Friday!

Mar 12 08:01

Theresa May's Days Are Numbered - The Game is Up

Back in September 1992, the evening of Black Wednesday (or White Wednesday as many of us came to call it) when Britain crashed out of the Exchange Rate Mechanism, the then Prime Minister, John Major, called Kelvin Mackenzie the editor of The Sun and joshed: "Kelvin, I hope you're going to be kind to me in the paper tomorrow." "Well, Prime Minister," replied Kelvin, "I've got a bucket of shit sitting on my desk and on my front page tomorow, I'm going to pour it all over your head."

Mar 12 07:58

Friend or Foe? Tony Blair Advised Macron on How to Derail Brexit - Report

During his time as Prime Minister (1997-2007), Mr Blair presided over a wave of pro-Europe policies, which included devising ways to shift the British currency from the Pound to the Euro, although he admitted in 1999 that the proposal would likely fail in a referendum.

Former UK Prime Minister, Tony Blair, has been secretly advising French President Emmanual Macron on how to stymie the UK's attempts to leave the European Union (EU), the Telegraph has revealed.

Mr Blair apparently shared his beliefs with officials in Paris that if the EU continues to refuse concessions then eventually the British parliament will relent and accept a customs union arrangement that would keep London tethered to Brussels, or, that they may even cancel Brexit altogether.

Mar 12 07:55

Over 90% of adults struggle with geography questions for 10-year-olds - almost a third are unable to find France on a map and nearly three-quarters are clueless about Canada's capital

British adults aren't quite as knowledgeable about the world as they think they are, a new study has revealed.

Research has found that 90 per cent of people struggle with geography questions that are meant for 10 to 13-year-olds.

For example, nearly a third were unable to identify France on a map while three quarters could not name the capital of Canada.

Mar 12 07:49

Labour Party investigates Electronic Intifada journalist

Labour has initiated disciplinary proceedings against Asa Winstanley, a reporter with The Electronic Intifada who is also a member of the UK’s main opposition party.

The first person to report on this publicly was a journalist from the Jewish Chronicle, a right-wing newspaper with a stridently anti-Palestinian record.

Winstanley wasn’t aware of this until seeing the Tweet.

He then checked his email account and saw a letter from the Labour Party informing him of an “investigation” into several of his tweets critical of Israel and its official ideology, Zionism.

Mar 12 07:22

Boeing 737 MAX planes GROUNDED - UK flights BANNED following Ethiopian Airlines crash

The UK Civil Aviation Authority has said as a “precautionary measure” they have issued instructions for all Boeing 737 MAX aeroplanes to banned from UK airspace.

Mar 11 11:51

Damn Good Point, Katie Hopkins…

Great little clip Katie just posted...

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Mar 11 10:52

Trump, Corbyn and the tragedy of Western democracies

"... Trump and his administration have been working relentlessly to make Israel great again...

"Since Corbyn was chosen to lead the Labour Party this old political institution has revealed its true tyrannical nature, engaged in a constant purge of the best of its members. Any criticism of Israel or its intrusive lobby leads to immediate suspension and even expulsion...>>

Mar 11 10:22

SUBVERSIVE STATECRAFT SCANDAL EXPOSES BOMBSHELL GERMAN-DESIGNED BREXIT PLAN

Cast your mind back to summer last year. The Cabinet gathered at the Prime Minister’s country retreat of Chequers, on the sylvan Chiltern downs. There was very important business: Theresa May, flanked by senior civil servant Olly Robbins, presented the draft agreement for Britain’s departure from the EU. For the first time, ministers (including Brexit secretary David Davis and foreign secretary Boris Johnson) saw the proposed terms – and the extent to which May would abide by her pledge of ‘Brexit means Brexit’. The chief whip instructed that nobody could leave without consenting to the Withdrawal Agreement, unless they resigned – and must then find their way home without ministerial transport.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF true, the owner of this transcript has to come forward in the UK, and explain to the British people precisely what has been done to them, by their leadership, "D NOtices" be damned.

Snap elections need to be held in the UK as quickly as possible, because Prime Minister May needs to be replaced, and quickly, by people who understand what Brexit meant, in terms of the EU dictatorship of Brussels, and how the UK might prosper outside their relationship with the EU.

Mar 11 08:54

First Ever UK Woman Convicted of Female Genital Mutilation Jailed For 11 Years

A Ugandan origin woman living in Britain has been jailed for 11 years after her conviction under Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) laws.

The 37-year-old woman became only the first person to be convicted under the UK’s anti-FGM laws in February, despite the nation seeing tens of thousands of cases of this kind of abuse, and the laws having been on the statute books for 34 years.

The sentence passed at the Old Bailey central criminal court in London Friday was of 11 years, however under the British penal system, the time actually served behind bars is typically significantly less.

Mar 11 08:49

Senior Tories call on Theresa May to quit if Brussels fails to agree to Brexit deal changes before crunch vote tomorrow

Nicky Morgan yesterday became the most senior Tory yet to say the PM must go if she loses the crunch Commons vote. MPs are expected to give her deal a drubbing tomorrow night.

Mar 11 07:52

Why Is Corbyn So Important?

For the same reasons that President Trump has been a significant political development.

These two post-political characters bring to the surface what has been suppressed for decades: we are subject to foreign occupation. We the people, are reduced to mere consumers and our so-called ‘elected politicians’ are a bunch of detached, compromised actors.

Mar 09 11:11

Al Gore Brands UK Politicians ‘Cowards’ for Not Forcing Second Brexit Referendum

Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore has branded British politicians “cowards” for failing to push their voters into a re-run of the 2016 referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union.

Speaking at the Climate Change Leadership summit in Porto, Portugal, the 70-year-old Democrat took aim at the (in)famous “Breaking Point” poster unveiled by Brexit campaign leader Nigel Farage at the height of the campaign, showing a huge column of illegal migrants pouring through the continent’s borders in late 2015.

“One of the most powerful posters in the ‘Brexit’ campaign was one that showed an endless line of refugees saying, ‘The EU failed’,” Gore told his hosts — although, in fact, the legend read “The EU has failed us all”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"The world will melt if there isn't a second referendum!" -- Saint Al of the Gore

Mar 09 10:36

The Fake News Nazi - Corbyn, Williamson And The Anti-Semitism Scandal

One of us had a discussion with an elderly relative:

'He can't be allowed to become Prime Minister.'

'Why not?'

'It's so awful...'

'What is?'

'The way he hates the Jews.'

The last comment was spoken with real anguish, the result of continuous exposure to just two main news sources: the Daily Mail and the BBC.

What is astonishing is that, just four years ago, essentially no-one held this view of Jeremy Corbyn.

Corbyn first became an MP in 1983. He stood for the Labour leadership 32 years later, in May 2015. We searched the ProQuest database for UK newspaper articles containing:

'Jeremy Corbyn' and 'anti-semitism' before 1 May 2015 = 18 hits

'Jeremy Corbyn' and 'anti-semitism' after 1 May 2015 = 11,251 hits

None of the 18 hits accused Corbyn of anti-semitism. For his first 32 years as an MP, it just wasn't a theme associated with him.

Mar 09 10:02

Debunking the myth of Labour’s ‘anti-Semitism crisis’

Pro-Israel groups aided by the mainstream media have led the assault on the Labour Party over its handling of allegations of anti-Semitism. Their goal, it seems, is no less than the removal of Jeremy Corbyn as leader with the unfounded claim that he is partly responsible for the surge in anti-Semitism amongst Labour members, which we are told has now reached epidemic proportions.

The allegations have prompted a powerful response from academics and activists, including Jews. Peter Beinart, for example, penned a long essay shattering the myth that anti-Zionism is anti-Semitism. While the article by the Jewish American author was originally published in the Forward magazine, even the Guardian – believed by many to be fuelling the crisis — uploaded it onto its website’s long read section. So far, it has had 21,000 shares; I recommend the piece because of its nuanced dissection of the arguments around the anti-Semitism allegations.

Mar 09 09:37

Jeremy Corbyn and the truth about Tom Bower's book

Those of us who report on politics are at liberty to express, within limits, whatever opinions we like. These limits include an obligation to observe standards. We should strive to be accurate. We can make strong arguments but ought not to distort the truth or suppress relevant information to make our point.

Writer Tom Bower fails catastrophically to meet these standards. It is not only that Dangerous Hero: Corbyn's Ruthless Plot For Power, his new book on Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, contains numerous falsehoods. It systematically omits relevant facts in order to portray Corbyn as a ruthless Marxist and anti-semite hell-bent on destroying Western liberal values.

Mar 08 09:01

Labour’s civil war on Israel has been a long time coming

Threats by a Jewish group to split from Labour is not evidence of anti-semitism, but of the party’s long indulgence of anti-Palestinian racism

Mar 08 08:21

Jewish Labour Movement was refounded to fight Corbyn

The Jewish Labour Movement was revived in 2015 to battle Jeremy Corbyn, The Electronic Intifada can reveal.

A right-wing organization with intimate ties to the Israeli embassy, the Jewish Labour Movement claims to have been affiliated to Labour for a century.

But a transcript of an undercover recording, obtained by The Electronic Intifada, casts doubt on this narrative.

It indicates that the dormant Jewish Labour Movement was revived by political allies of Israel as a weapon against Corbyn, the left and the wider Palestine solidarity movement.

Jewish Labour Movement chair Jeremy Newmark told a members only function on 13 September 2016 that “a bunch of us sat in a coffee shop in Golders Green” around September 2015 to “talk about re-forming the JLM to do something with it,” the transcript of unused footage shot by Al Jazeera shows.

Mar 08 06:50

Shocking footage reveals some of the 370 CRACKS in a Scottish nuclear power plant reactor that EDF Energy wants to bring back to life

Worrying footage of almost 400 cracks 2mm-wide that have forced a Scottish nuclear reactor to close has been revealed for the first time.

Hunterston B in North Ayrshire was forced to shut the reactor last March after experts found the hairline fractures were growing faster than expected in about one in every 10 bricks in a reactor core.

Now EDF, which operates the plant, has released the footage as evidence of their extensive efforts to fix the problem.

It has revealed plans to restart Hunterston B after first proving that it is safe to the Office of Nuclear Regulation (ONR).

Mar 07 16:31

UK MoD Claims to Have Killed Just One Civilian in Iraq, Syria; Experts Scoff

Despite having killed more than 4,000 fighters linked to the Daesh terror group in airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, the Royal Air Force (RAF) has only killed one civilian, the UK's Ministry of Defense claims.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And if you believe that one, I have some of Saddam's nuclear weapons to sell you!

Mar 07 12:38

UK Police Link Device Found in Glasgow With Explosive Devices Received in London

The UK Metropolitan Police Service confirmed that a device had been found at the University of Glasgow on Wednesday, adding that the law enforcement linked it with the three small improvised explosive devices received in London.

On Tuesday, small packaged had been received at three business addresses in London. Specialists subsequently said that they contained small improvised explosive devices. One of the packages was opened which resulted in a part of these package burning. One package was also received at the University of Glasgow on Wednesday. It was not opened an no one was wounded.

"Officers from the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command who are investigating three small improvised explosive devices received at addresses in London yesterday (5 March) have linked a similar-type device that was identified at the University of Glasgow today, 6 March," the Met Police said in a statement.

Mar 07 07:40

Britain Needs A Full Inquiry Into The Poison Of Islamophobia Inside The Conservative Party

On Tuesday, the Tory party suspended 14 party members for allegedly making anti-Muslim comments on social media. This should come as no surprise.

It’s further shocking evidence that the Tory party has a very deep problem with Islamophobia. The party has been in denial about the problem for years.

But let's try a mental experiment.

Mar 07 07:39

Revealed: A day after Corbyn said ISIS bride should be let back into UK... how Labour's John McDonnell once called for anyone who fought for Israel to be stripped of their British citizenship

John McDonnell argued Britons who fought for Israel against Palestine should face the threat of losing their citizenship in a letter that emerged today - 24 hours after Jeremy Corbyn said jihadi bride Shamima Begum should keep her passport.

The shadow chancellor wrote to then Home Secretary Theresa May in 2014 saying she should censure British citizens who served in the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) and mete out the same punishment given to those who joined ISIS.

Yesterday his party leader said Shamima Begum and her newborn baby should be allowed to return from Syria and given the 'support that she needs' by the authorities.

Yet Mr McDonnell argued the Government's policy to strip violent jihadis of their passports should be widened to those who went to fight for the Israeli Defence Force against the Palestinians in Gaza - with some critics calling it 'hypocrisy'.

Mar 07 07:31

Deal or no deal, here’s why Brexit cannot be stopped

The UK political commentariat are a lazy bunch. Brexit is one of their biggest topics in decades – a bonanza that any amateur can pitch in on – yet remarkably few have got to grips with the key texts. If they had, they would realise Brexit is at that stage of the chess game where the result is already a foregone conclusion. Brexit is going to happen.

Some more enlightened MPs saw this a while ago. Would Anna Soubry have resigned from the Conservative Party if she thought Remain or BRINO (Brexit In Name Only) were on the cards? Would Jeremy Corbyn offer a second referendum to his diehard Remainers if he thought there was any probability of Remain? You can hear the anguish of opportunists who placed their chips on defending BRINO from space as they realise they will end up on the wrong side of history.

Mar 07 07:15

Williamson declares military ready to help in knife crime crisis, prompting derision on social media

UK armed forces stand “ready to respond” to the current knife crime epidemic blighting the country, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has declared, leading to much mockery on social media.

Williamson made the remarks during a question-and-answer session on Tuesday night in which he insisted the Ministry of Defense is always available to assist Home Secretary Sajid Javid to “tackle this problem [knife crime].”

The intervention has prompted much derision on Twitter, with many questioning how military personnel could ever provide necessary support to a highly complex issue.

Mar 06 12:09

‘Racially profiled’ British student interrogated by Israeli embassy at UK campus

Israel’s Ambassador to the UK, Mark Regev, rose to notoriety with his ruthless and unapologetic defence of Israeli war-crimes in Gaza. His talent for suppressing truth and taking on the rising tide of anti-Israeli sentiments earned him a position in the UK, long seen by Tel Aviv as the global centre of pro-Palestinian activism. The Australian-born diplomat, who moved to Israel in 1982, places a premium on speaking at university campuses and has stoked controversy wherever he goes. The latest saw pro-Palestinian student activists being harassed and interrogated by his security staff who are accused of supressing free speech and behaving like thuggish enforcers.

The showdown between Regev’s security guards and British students took place at the University of Leicester last week. A group of student activists from the Palestine Society decided to exercise their democratic right to protest and express disdain over the university’s decision to host such a polarising figure.

Mar 06 12:07

UK Sells $445m Of Arms To Israel, Including Sniper Rifles

Britain has approved the sale of arms to Israel worth $445m since the 2014 Gaza war, including components for drones, combat aircraft and helicopters along with spare parts for sniper rifles, according to figures seen by Middle East Eye.

The government data will raise fresh concerns that British-made weapons are being used by the Israeli military in the Occupied Territories, amid fears that components in sniper rifles used to kill scores of Palestinian civilians in recent weeks could have been made in the UK.

Arms export licences to Israel soared to £216m, or $300m at current exchange rates, last year from £20m in the wake of the Gaza war, new Department for International Trade figures show.

They include a major £183m licence covering "technology for military radars", but ministers have also approved the sale for export of grenades, bombs, missiles, armoured vehicles, assault rifles, small arms ammunition, sniper rifles and components for sniper rifles.

Mar 06 12:05

'Get rid of all UK mosques': UK Conservatives suspend 14 members over Islamophobic posts

Fourteen members of the British Conservative Party were suspended on Tuesday for making a series of Islamophobic comments on social media.

The party's decision came after the Twitter account @matesjacob uncovered a series of Islamophobic, racist, and discriminatory comments made online on pages supporting the Tories.

Many of the comments had been found on a Facebook page supporting Jacob Rees-Mogg, the Conservative MP for North East Somerset, who is a high-profile supporter of Britain leaving the European Union.

The pro-Rees-Mogg Facebook page has more than 18,000 followers, while the Conservative Party has an estimated 100,000 members in the United Kingdom.

Mar 06 11:47

Fentanyl poisoned the Skripals – back to basics

Sadly our “intelligence” services limp on from one blunder to another. It could well be that Sergey Skripal with his contacts in Russia, if he still had any, fed Steele and Miller at Orbis Business Intelligence this nonsense. Unfortunately these blunders may be the reason that we will never hear from the Skripals again.

Ten days after the Skripals ingested fentanyl Stephen Davies wrote the following letter to the Times over that newspaper’s alarmist headline, a headline which was panicking people of Salisbury into thinking they may have been poisoned by a nerve-agent and thus adding unnecessary burdens on an already overworked NHS.

Mar 06 09:01

How Brexit ‘bad boy’ Arron Banks was eyeing a massive Russian gold deal

Over the last year Arron Banks has been forced repeatedly to change his story about his relationship with Russia, the number of meetings he had with Kremlin representatives and oligarchs, and the lucrative deals he was offered in the run up to the Brexit referendum.

Mar 06 09:00

No deal better than uncertainty, says head of German industry

The head of the German federation of industries has claimed the British are “lost” and has thrown doubt on Berlin’s backing for a short Brexit extension, claiming an “economy can live better with bad conditions than with uncertainty”.

Dieter Kempf, the chairman of the Bundesverbandes der Deutschen Industrie, said the 100,000 companies he represents and their 8 million employees have prepared for a no-deal scenario in March, not in May.

Speaking in the wake of the British prime minister’s suggestion that the UK could request a two-month Brexit delay, Kempf told the Dutch newspaper Het Financieele Dagblad that he felt no relief at the apparent U-turn by Theresa May.

Mar 06 08:46

MPs Demand Britain Double Refugee Intake, Import Fivefold More From Africa

A cross-party committee of MPs has demanded Britain double the number of refugees imported directly from the third world, and to expand the working rights of asylum seekers.

In a report published Tuesday, the International Development Committee argued that both moves would see Britain set a good example, policy-wise, to governments in sub-Saharan Africa.

Chairman of the committee, Stephen Twigg, said in a statement: “It is so important that the UK behaves at home as it is asking some of the world’s poorest nations to do.

Mar 06 08:46

Macron Attacks Brexit, Calls for ‘European Federalism’ in Pre-Election War Cry

Globalist French President Emmanuel Macron has made a direct address to the over 500 million people who live in the European Union, calling on them to support his vision of a more centralised and powerful “project” European Union which, he believes, could even entice the United Kingdom into cancelling Brexit.

The plea to voters to back an enhanced European Union which would take more control over its member nation states comes just months before the continental power bloc holds elections to select Members of the European Parliament for the next five-year term.

Mar 06 08:44

CALL IN THE ARMY Military is ‘ready to respond’ to Britain’s knife crime crisis, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson reveals

THE Defence Secretary is ready to send in the army to help tackle the spiralling knife crime crisis.

Gavin Williamson said the MoD “would always be ready to respond” as the Government was blasted for its lack of action.

Mar 06 08:21

Sender of UK parcel bombs has not claimed responsibility: Police

British police have not received any claim of responsibility for three small parcel bombs sent to two airports and a major London train station on Tuesday, a senior counter-terrorism officer said.
No one was injured by the devices, one of which caused a small fire in an office building at Heathrow Airport. The other two were sent to London City Airport and Waterloo train station, London`s busiest rail hub. None of the devices caused any disruption to services.

Mar 06 08:21

‘Aggressive promotion of homosexuality’: School stops LGBT lessons after backlash from angry parents

A primary school in Birmingham, England, has halted LGBT lessons after 600 pupils were reportedly taken out of classes by furious Muslim parents upset at homosexuality being “aggressively” taught to their children.

Parkfield Community School has been forced to suspend its ‘No Outsiders’ classes until after Easter, while a consultation takes place with parents. Tensions between the school and parents have escalated due to a row surrounding LGBT lifestyles being taught in classrooms.

Mar 06 08:19

'Europe is in Crisis, But Macron Doesn't Have the Right Diagnosis' - Researcher

Sputnik has discussed with Jan Oberg, director of the Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research, French President Emmanuel Macron's open letter envisaging steps that could lead to a "European Renaissance” in the lead up to May's European elections and Brexit.

Mar 05 12:00

UK: Supporters of Muslim rape gang threaten to rape female court prosecutors

The report below states: “Supporters of a depraved Asian sex gang targeted two female prosecutors outside a court room, hurling abuse and telling them: ‘Hope you get raped.'”

The sex gangs in the UK, known in the establishment media as “Asian grooming gangs,” have actually been Muslim rape gangs. This particular Muslim rape gang behaved in a manner that was consistent with their beliefs about women. They view infidel women as inferiors, and if a woman is not covered up, this in itself is justifiable reason to abuse her (Quran 24:31, 33:59).

The report goes on to say in its full version that “throughout the case some defendants had to be warned about their conduct and there was aggressive behaviour by some of their families.” This reveals their disdain for Western courts and infidel, female prosecutors. Yet Britain has still not awakened to the ideology that motivates their disdain, as well as their crimes.

Mar 05 11:27

Labour MP Siobhain Mcdonagh: “to be anti-capitalism is to be anti-semitic”

In an interview on BBC Radio 4 this morning, Labour MP for Mitcham and Morden, Siobhain McDonagh, made the link between anti-capitalists and anti-semitism. When asked if the Labour party are taking anti-semitism seriously, she replied:

“I’M NOT SURE THAT SOME PEOPLE IN THE LABOUR PARTY CAN, BECAUSE IT’S VERY MUCH PART OF THEIR POLITICS – OF HARD LEFT POLITICS – TO BE AGAINST CAPITALISTS, AND TO SEE JEWISH PEOPLE AS THE FINANCERS OF CAPITAL”

She was then asked: “In other words, to be anti-capitalist you have to be anti-semitic?”

Mar 05 10:48

Why Did Jeremy Corbyn Support a Second Brexit Referendum?

Mar 05 10:48

Why the “Left” is dead in the water

"While the old Left tended to unite us by leading the fight against the horrid capitalists rather than worrying about whether you were a man or a woman, black or white, Jew or Muslim, gay or heterosexual, our present-day “Left” actually promotes racial differences and divisions as it pushes people to identify with their biology (skin colour, gender, sexual orientation, the Jewish maternal gene, etc.)">>

Mar 05 10:47

SALISBURY: UNANSWERED QUESTIONS

A year ago, on 4 March 2018, Sergei and Yulia Skripal were reportedly poisoned with a nerve agent in Salisbury, Wiltshire. The UK government has accused the Russian state of being responsible for the poisoning. Russia has denied any involvement. The incident has caused major international repercussions, bringing Russia-UK and Russia-West relations to a new low. Yet details of what happened remain unclear.

The Russian Embassy pays tribute to all those who have helped and supported the two Russian nationals affected, first and foremost to first responders and medical staff. We also commend the efforts of journalists, bloggers and members of the public who have been working tirelessly to ensure that truth over what happened is established and disseminated, despite the extremely difficult media environment imposed by the British authorities.

Mar 05 09:59

Banking leak exposes Russian network with link to Prince Charles

A charity run by Prince Charles received donations from an offshore company that was used to funnel vast amounts of cash from Russia in a scheme that is under investigation by prosecutors, the Guardian can reveal.

Money flowing through the network included cash that can be linked to some of the most notorious frauds committed during Vladimir Putin’s presidency.

In all, it is estimated that $4.6bn (£3.5bn) was sent to Europe and the US from a Russian-operated network of 70 offshore companies with accounts in Lithuania.

The details have emerged from 1.3m banking transactions obtained by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project and the Lithuanian website 15min.lt.

Shared with media partners including the Guardian, the data represents one of the largest ever banking leaks.

Mar 05 09:58

Will a UK-US trade deal lower food standards in the UK? - BBC Newsnight

Mar 05 09:52

Counterterrorism probe launched after small IEDs found at Heathrow, City airports & Waterloo station

British police have launched a counterterrorism investigation after “small improvised explosive devices” were found at London sites including Heathrow Airport, City Airport and Waterloo train station, the Met said in a statement.

Three suspicious packages – all A4-sized white envelopes – appeared primed to start a small fire when opened, according to investigators.

Mar 05 09:31

Tusk warns of ‘hostile foreign meddling’ in European Parliament elections in May

European Council President Donald Tusk warned on Tuesday of the risk of hostile foreign meddling in European Parliament elections in May. He also urged for a swift start to the “European renaissance” that France’s Emmanuel Macron had called for, Reuters reports. “There are external anti-European forces which are seeking – openly or secretly – to influence the democratic choices of the Europeans,” Tusk said, naming the ‘Leave’ result in Britain’s 2016 Brexit referendum as one such example.

Mar 05 09:30

BREXIT LIVE: EU nations facing ECONOMIC CRISIS in no deal - Brussels issued stern WARNING

The Bank of England has warned that families and businesses across the EU will have higher borrowing costs and financial turmoil as authorities have no prepare for a no-deal Brexit. This comes as Emmanuel Macron has sparked a vicious backlash for claiming Brexit was the result of an “irresponsible lie” and saying the situation represents the worst crisis since the Second World War. In the French president’s letter to the ‘Citizens of Europe’, published in a number of publications across the continent and in the UK, he said: “Who told the British people the truth about their post-Brexit future?"

Mar 05 09:30

Brexit plan REVEALED: May set to fly to Brussels Sunday to seal FINAL DEAL with Juncker

THERESA May is expected to make an eleventh hour trip to Brussels this weekend to finalise an updated Withdrawal Agreement, but furious Brexiteers have said the tight timetable does not leave them enough time to look over the deal.

Mar 04 21:06

Power bills shake-up will leave pensioners having to pay MORE... while rich families in large homes will SAVE cash

Millions of pensioners and poorer households face paying more for energy under a shake-up by the industry regulator.

The plans, which are being finalised by Ofgem after years of consultations, would change the way energy firms charge customers for the cost of sending gas and electricity to homes.

Instead of including these costs in the price per unit of energy that customers use, they will be split out into a ‘fixed charge’ per day that will appear on energy bills.

This daily fee will be averaged out so that every customer pays the same fixed cost per month, with their gas and electricity usage added on top.

As a result of loading these fixed costs on to bills, the poorest families who use the least energy are likely to pay more than they do today.

Bend over and spread 'em!

Mar 04 16:47

Labour Deputy Leader Tom Watson Demands Google Ban Tommy Robinson From YouTube

Labour Deputy Leader Tom Watson is furious Tommy Robinson's YouTube channel is exploding in popularity and he's demanding Google CEO Sundar Pichai ban him immediately.

Mar 04 16:00

Birmingham school stops LGBT lessons after parents protest

A primary school that taught pupils about homosexuality as part of a programme to challenge homophobia has stopped the lessons after hundreds of children were withdrawn by parents in protest.

Parkfield community school in Saltley, Birmingham, has been the scene of weekly protests over the lessons, which parents claim are promoting gay and transgender lifestyles.

Mar 04 12:13

Corbyn calls for UK to condemn Israel’s targeting of Palestinians

Head of the British Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn has called for the UK government to condemn Israel’s killing of Palestinians as well as to freeze arms sales to the occupation state.

His remarks came in the wake of a UN report which found that Israel might have committed war crimes against Palestinians.

On Twitter, Corbyn wrote: “The UN says Israel’s killings of demonstrators in Gaza – including children, paramedics and journalists – may constitute ‘war crimes or crimes against humanity’”.

“The UK government must unequivocally condemn the killings and freeze arms sales to Israel.”

The UN report, published earlier this week, said: “The Israeli security forces killed and maimed Palestinian demonstrators who did not pose an imminent threat of death or serious injury to others when they were shot, nor were they directly participating in hostilities,” adding that the protests had been “civilian in nature”.

Mar 03 10:21

ROYAL MESS: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Will Raise Their Baby as “Gender Fluid”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be raising their new baby as “gender fluid” and won’t impose any stereotypes on it, reported The Sun.
Meghan Markle, 37, is 7 months pregnant and recently told guests at her baby shower that she will be raising her child to be gender fluid.

People speculate that she will avoid dressing “Baby Sussex” in pink or blue clothing like others raising “theybies” — children who are not referred to as ‘he’ or ‘she.’

Friends who posted pictures from Markle’s baby shower to social media used the hashtag #Girl suggesting she will be giving birth to a girl this Spring.

Parents raising “gender fluid” babies are all a part of a Marxist movement to turn societal norms upside down.

Mar 03 09:53

Labour’s McCarthyism

Another one bites the dust.

Left-wing MP Chris Williamson is the latest prominent Labour figure to be thrown to the wolves.

On Thursday he was suspended from the party for an unspecified “pattern of behaviour.”

This comes after a long campaign of incitement against Williamson by the Israel lobby.

It began in the summer of 2017, after he accurately, and bravely, stuck his neck out and condemned “lies and dirty tricks” around the “anti-Semitism smears”.

“Many people in the Jewish community are appalled by what they see as the weaponization of anti-Semitism for political ends,” he told the Guardian.

Since then, along with Corbyn himself, Williamson has been Public Enemy Number One for the Israel lobby.

Mar 03 09:28

A View From The Brextanic

Longtime Automatic Earth friend Alexander Aston talks about finding himself at Oxford at a point in time when the British themselves appear overcome by a combo of utter confusion and deadly lethargy, and one can only imagine what it must be like for ‘foreigners’ residing in Albion, who face large potential changes to their lives and know there’s not a thing they can do about it, not even vote.

I like the observation that the entire British political system, the place where decisions are made, is the size of a small village. That’s a visual we can all relate to. It’s a physical limit as well as a mental one. I’m all for sovereignty and self-determination, but how’s that going to work if you can’t even see the boundaries of your own territory?

Guys, it’s 4 weeks to D-Day today. How about we call off the landing, get a few pints instead, and talk? First round’s on me.

Mar 02 13:32

Britain’s witchfinders are ready to burn Jeremy Corbyn

Jonathan Cook analyses the campaign of Blairites and Israel lobbyists to destroy Jeremy Corbyn and create a safe space for hardline Zionists. This, he says, will inevitably require that Labour become a hostile environment for those engaged in all anti-racism battles. >>

Mar 02 10:12

US ambassador says Britain should embrace American farming methods such as chlorinated chicken

The EU is a “museum of agriculture”, the US ambassador to Britain has said, as he urged the UK to embrace American farming methods to seal a transatlantic trade deal.

Writing in The Telegraph, Woody Johnson says US practices such as chlorine-washing chicken and feeding growth hormones to cattle are “the future of farming” while the EU’s “traditionalist approach” belongs in the past.

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