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Mar 13 16:48

Sturgeon Announces Plan For 2nd Scottish Independence Referendum

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced plans for a second Scottish independence referendum in a key speech in Edinburgh on Monday. It comes as Prime Minister Theresa May prepares to formally launch Brexit negotiations.

Mar 13 16:22

House of Lords peer compares Brexit to HITLER & blasts May for OBEYING will of the people

A HOUSE of Lords peer made an astonishing attack on the UK public this evening slamming the "will of the people".

Mar 13 16:19

BREXIT BEGINS: Lords PASS May's EU divorce Bill paving way for PM to trigger Article 50

THERESA May has secured the mandate from the House of Lords to trigger Article 50, officially starting Britain’s divorce from the European Union (EU).

Mar 13 15:55

UK Rail Conductors Strike At Three Companies To Defend Jobs And Safety Conditions

Today’s strike by conductors at three train companies—Arriva Rail Northern, Merseyrail and Southern Rail—to oppose the introduction of Driver Only Operated services (DOO), is a welcome development in the efforts by rail workers to oppose thousands of job losses and the undermining of public safety.

Mar 13 15:41

Leaving EU With No Deal Could Leave Britain In Worst Trading Position Of Rich Nations – MPs

Leaving the EU with no deal in place with the bloc could put the UK in the worst trade position among the world’s richest countries, a cross-party group of MPs has warned.

Mar 13 15:17

No Evidence Russia Trying To Disrupt UK Democracy, But They Can – FM Boris Johnson

Russia is planning to use “all sorts of dirty tricks” to meddle in the political life of European countries, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson warned, though he admitted there is “no evidence” that Moscow is actually involved in anything of the kind.

Mar 13 07:54

Trump’s state visit to Britain could be postponed to let ‘the heat die down’

The official state visit by US President Donald Trump to Britain has reportedly been postponed until autumn over fears of mass protests amid the pomp and ceremony.

There are unconfirmed reports that the date of the US president’s visit to Britain will be pushed back to the first week of October in hopes that the public outcry over his visit will “die down.”

Mar 13 07:54

‘No evidence’ Russia trying to disrupt UK democracy, but they can – Boris Johnson

Russia is planning to use “all sorts of dirty tricks” to meddle in the political life of European countries, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson warned, though he admitted there is “no evidence” that Moscow is actually involved in anything of the kind.

Mar 13 07:50

Scottish independence: Nicola Sturgeon to seek second referendum

Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed she will ask for permission to hold a second referendum on Scottish independence.

Ms Sturgeon said she wanted a vote to be held between the autumn of 2018 and the spring of the following year.

The Scottish first minister said the move was needed to protect Scottish interests in the wake of the UK voting to leave the EU.

Mar 13 07:23

Article 50 Brexit Bomb Being Triggered: This is What Happens Next

This Monday or Tuesday sees the “Ping Pong” of the Bill for triggering Article 50 (the mechanism that allows the UK to withdraw from the EU), shuttling between the House of Commons and the House of Lords.

Mar 13 06:52

BBC spent £34 MILLION of your cash laying off hundreds of workers - then RE-HIRED them

THE BBC have spent £34.3 million making hundreds of staff members redundant - before re-hiring them soon after.

The money-wasting fiasco has been condemned as a “lucrative revolving door” policy, involving 725 people over 15 years.

On average each staff member was handed a redundancy cheque of £47,000 - but many of them were subsequently re-hired.

Many were brought back as freelancers, according to the Daily Mail, but 286 returned on full-time staff contacts.

Mar 12 08:15

Judge awards fake refugee criminal £40,000 of YOUR money after the Iranian thief was locked up for 'too long' 512-day jail spell during his 17 illegal years in UK 

A prolific criminal who has lived illegally in Britain for 17 years has won £40,000 damages because the Home Office locked him up for too long.

Hassan Massoum Ravandy, 46, was awarded the sum after a judge ruled he had been unlawfully detained for 17 months.

The Iranian, convicted of burglary, theft and drugs offences, was given the payout despite Government lawyers protesting that the amount was as much as innocent victims of accidents might receive in compensation.

Mar 12 08:07

'Brexit is only a tragedy for the EU - as WE pay for it' Anger over Verhofstadt R4 speech

BREXIT negotiator Guy Verhofstadt has been blasted after describing Britain’s decision to leave the European Union (EU) as a “tragedy” and vowed to help Britons keep Brussels benefits.

Mar 11 12:00

Will the British royal family celebrate 100 years of shame by endorsing Israel?

Stuart Littlewood says a visit to Israel by any member of the British royal family during the centenary year of the infamous Balfour Declaration would amount to praising the thieves for keeping what they stole. >>

Mar 11 09:03

Eurocrats Side with Islamists to Attack UK Anti-Terror Programme

The European Council has joined the chorus of opposition to the UK’s anti-terror and de-radicalisation programmes, claiming they are “fomenting fear and resentment… particular in the Muslim community”.

Mar 11 08:35

EU finance watchdogs must retain powers over City of London post-Brexit, MEPs insist

They are urging regulators to press for “extraterritorial” oversight of the City as a condition for allowing the UK financial centre to keep its dominance in the lucrative derivatives market.

Mar 11 08:31

Verhofstadt Threatens Parliament Veto Over Brexit Deal

The European Parliament's lead negotiator on Brexit - over Britain's withdrawal and new relationship with the EU - Guy Verhofstadt, has said any deal between the UK, the Commission and Council could be vetoed by the parliament.

Mar 11 07:50

Israeli Apartheid Week held at 30 UK universities, despite repression

Israeli Apartheid Week took place on more than 30 university campuses across the UK last week despite a massive government backed campaign of repression.

Mar 10 11:36

Into the Syrian Quagmire – Trump meets complexity

In order to fulfill his pledge to “quickly” dispatch ISIS, Trump is ramping up the US presence – and we’re well on the way to getting sucked into the Syrian quagmire.

Donald Trump thinks he’s going to get rid of ISIS in Syria “quickly,” and then we’ll be on our way to making America great again – but already he’s finding that the terrain there is a bit crowded, and that he has a bit more than the fast-dissipating “Caliphate” to contend with.

According to reports, the Pentagon has come up with a plan to carry out Trump’s pledge, as ordered, but reality is racing ahead of the generals – and auguring a clash of civilizations in the midst of Syria’s blasted out cities.

Mar 10 11:24

Ed Sheeran has 16 songs in the Top 20 – and it's a sign of how sick the charts are

What’s different now is that the dominance of streaming rewards passivity – repeat listening – rather than active discovery. Streaming is a measure of a person’s available listening time, which concentrates the vote into the hands of a certain group who love playing the same tracks over and over.

Mar 10 08:43

'Whistle for it!' Nigel Farage fumes over £60bn bill UK is expected to pay to leave EU

NIGEL FARAGE has derided EU bigwigs’ threats that British taxpayers could be forced to fork out billions for Brexit.

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A ransom by any other name ...

Mar 10 08:42

Britain performed ‘the GREAT ESCAPE’ by voting to ditch Brussels, leading economist boasts

BRITAIN has executed the “great escape” and will perform “extremely well” after voting to leave the clutches of the EU, a world leading economist has boasted.

Mar 10 07:50

U.S. Academics Scold England Rugby Fans as ‘Insensitive’ for Singing ‘Swing Low, Sweet Chariot’

The unofficial anthem of England rugby, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, should not be sung by fans supporting the national team because it represents “cultural appropriation” of a traditional African American song created by slaves.

Mar 10 07:22

'We've paid enough' Farage lays waste to proposed £50bn EU divorce settlement

Discussing the settlement figure, Mr Farage told Sky News Britain had already contributed a net figure of around £30billion since joining the bloc, therefore should be forced to pay very little when it leaves.

“Let’s assume we do trigger Article 50 before the end of this month and then there’s a two-year period, we would have paid in, net, from the day we voted Brexit to the day we leave nearly £30billion – I think that’s quite enough.”

Estimating the amount due, Mr Farage added: “We may be talking £3-4billion… [£50bn] is absolutely laughable.

“What the Prime Minister needs to do is tell them to whistle for it – it’s ridiculous.”

Mar 10 07:18

'Britain never voted for THIS' May BLASTS back over EU's demand for £52BILLION Brexit bill

THERESA May has vowed to fight the European Union over its demand Britain pays a £52billion divorce bill when it leaves the embattled bloc.

The Prime Minister attacked European leaders over the unreasonable order, claiming British people did not vote for Brexit just to carry on footing the bill in Brussels.

Mar 09 17:16

BBC viewers OUTRAGED as Richard Dawkins brands Brexit voters 'IGNORANT' in outrageous rant

A TOP academic has branded Brexit voters “ignorant” and “misled” during an outrageous rant calling for a second referendum.

Mar 09 15:57

Boris Johnson To Meet All Sides Of West Bank Settlement Issue During Israel-Palestine Visit

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is holding talks with leaders in Israel and the Palestinian Territories on peace, security, and settlements. His visit comes as US President Donald Trump casts doubt on the viability of a two-state solution.

Mar 09 14:24

Zionists snuff out free speech at UK universities

Stuart Littlewood paints an alarming picture of the extent to which Zionist groups and Israel lobbyists have succeeded in stifling freedom of speech at British universities so that Israel’s crimes against the Palestinians are never discussed. >>

Mar 09 13:52

Police Won’t Be Suspended For Firing Their Guns On Duty, UK Home Secretary Confirms

Police will no longer face immediate suspension if they fire their weapons while on duty, UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced.

Rudd said police officers using firearms would only be suspended in “exceptional circumstances” and that there is no rule restricting Authorised Firearms Officers from being the first to open fire.

Mar 09 11:47

Hammond’s Budget ‘Out Of Touch With Reality’ For Millions – Corbyn

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn accused Tory Chancellor Philip Hammond of setting out a “budget of complacency,” as the upbeat assessment of the UK economy does not reflect the financial struggles of millions of people.

Mar 08 16:50

SCAM WARNING: Fraudsters target helpless victims attempting to get their money BACK

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) has warned criminals are engaging in what is known as Recovery Room fraud, where the scammers pose as a legitimate body or agency to try and recoup money lost to the initial scam.

After analysing intelligence from several reports, the NFIB anticipate people who have lost cash through wine investment schemes will be the next group targeted.

The crooks cold-call the victims and claim they can recover the lost funds either for an upfront or advance fee.

In the case of wine investment, the con artists’ pretend to be representing a legal professional such as an insolvency practitioner or a representative of another investment firm.

Last year it is estimated victims of investment fraud lost on average an eyewatering £32,000.

Mar 08 16:47

EU CASH CRISIS: Bloc to lose FIFTH of budget as Brexit ends scandal of soaring UK handouts

BRUSSELS is facing a major funding crisis when its cash cow Britain leaves with Brexit set to slash the EU’s budget receipts by up to a fifth, a leading think-tank has warned.

Eurocrats are staring at a colossal spending black hole caused largely by the astonishing rate at which they have milked the UK economy for cash, according to bombshell conclusions published by the European Policy Centre (EPC).

Experts revealed how Britain’s budget contributions have ballooned at an unprecedented speed and are now a scarcely believable more than 50 times greater than they were when the country joined the bloc in 1973.

Mar 08 16:43

Ex-Tory Leader Hague Wants Early Election To Make Theresa May More Attractive To EU Ahead Of Brexit

Former Conservative leader William Hague has called for snap elections to give Prime Minister Theresa May more “legitimacy” in the eyes of EU leaders and Parliament ahead of Brexit negotiations.

Mar 08 16:39

EDF smart meter borkage could lead to surprise winter fuel bills for 'many'

The meter is supposed to sync with the paired electricity meter using Zigbee. This is meant to upload meter reading at regular intervals over GSM using a SIM card. However, this has been failing to pass the information on, meaning EDF is being told by customers' meters there is zero gas being used.

It is, we were told, a known problem, with no end in sight. Yet affected customers have not been proactively informed about the issue, and when we questioned yesterday why our EDF smart meter, which is designed to take the guesswork out of billing, had left us with a debit of £320 over the winter, we were told that it is the responsibility of the customer to check if payment amounts are correct.

Further, we were told that customers should be using a belt and braces approach, and continue to take meter readings. All of which completely defeats the point of smart meters for the customer.

Mar 08 14:59

Registering EU Citizens In Britain Will Be Biggest ‘Bureaucratic Nightmare’ Since WWII

The Home Office faces its biggest bureaucratic task since World War II when millions of EU citizens in the UK seek documentation to guarantee their right to live in the country as it prepares to leave the union.

Mar 08 13:39

Britain’s Digital Economy Bill: Free Speech Strangled, Last Nail Driven Into Coffin Of Privacy

The Digital Economy Bill could have been used, as it was originally intended, to have been a platform for a “more ambitious” country in delivering ultra-fast broadband and mobile networks, boosting digital skills and beefing up cyber security.

Instead, the government have focused on age verification practices for porn websites (opening up serious fraud concerns), given themselves “inappropriate” and “unfettered” powers to share citizen data across the public sector, destroy any semblance of privacy laws and strangle free speech even further.

Mar 08 11:34

Lords Defeat Government Again, Backing Second Brexit Bill Amendment

The House of Lords has backed a Brexit bill amendment requiring parliament to approve any exit deal that Britain makes with the EU, putting the government under further pressure to meet an end-of-March deadline to trigger Article 50.

Mar 08 11:07

Unisex Toilets Planned For Glasgow Primary Schools To Support LGBT Pupils

Primary schools across Glasgow are introducing unisex toilets to tackle bullying and support children “confused about their gender identity,” the local council has announced.

Under new plans, toilets will no longer be labelled ‘girls’ and ‘boys’, but will instead be labelled ‘unisex’ to tackle anti-social behavior and make LGBT students feel more at ease.

Mar 08 08:16

'Let's have another referendum!' Fuming Farage calls for vote to ABOLISH House of Lords

NIGEL FARAGE has called for another referendum, this time on the future of the House of Lords, in a passionate rant on his radio show.

Mar 07 18:10

Empire 2.0: Britain Plans Return To Free Trade With Former Commonwealth Colonies

Officials are planning a return to privileged trade with former British colonies in an attempt to replace the agreements which will be lost with Brexit, a project some have criticized as being ‘Empire 2.0’.

Mar 07 15:30

Police To Hand Out Free Heroin To Addicts

Police plan to fund “shooting galleries” where heroin addicts are given a free supply of the Class A drug in a bid to cut substance-related crime.

Durham Constabulary is the first force in the country to set aside money to fund drugs in the hope that it stops users from stealing to pay for their addiction. The force has asked public health experts to provide an “options paper” that will suggest different ways the scheme could work.

Mar 07 14:40

OBAMA’S WIRETAP SCANDAL

This is a massive scandal the likes of which we've never seen asserts Levin. Let's examine this.

There is a much bigger scandal here, he said.

Was the President of the United States on behalf of Hillary Clinton and the Democrat Party using our Intelligence services with the FISA court, to gather information on their opponents ?

WHAT HIGH PRESSURE FRONT IS BEHIND TRUMP’S WIRETAP TWITTER STORM?

Mar 07 14:37

A New Era in Politics

Western publics see ballot box to upset and reshape policy agendas.

The West appears to have entered into a new era – the era of the political upsets, growing anger, and increased disillusionment with ruling elites. It is not a question of leftwing – rightwing politics. It is all about a failing status quo.

Mar 07 14:34

Glass-Steagall Essential Banking Regulation

Glass-Steagall was one of the few regulatory interventions that served the country well.

The central struggle since the inception of the Republic has been about the control of money.

Since the U.S. Constitution clearly defines coinage, the objective of the mercantile elite was to circumvent the law and establish a National Bank. Woe to any defender of President Andrew Jackson for abolishing the Second Bank of the United States and rendering the Bankster Nicholas Biddle to his ignominious place in hell.

The central banksters have proven that they are the definitive parasites in all money matters.

Mar 07 14:20

Boris Johnson Says ‘No Appetite’ For Cold War With Russia Ahead Of Visit To Moscow

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has insisted the UK, the EU and the US have “no appetite” for a “new Cold War” with Russia.

Speaking ahead of a scheduled visit to Moscow in the next few weeks, Johnson said it was important for the Western world to “engage” with Russia and help shape its policies, Ruptly reported.

Mar 07 13:27

Iraq Gets £10bn Loan From Britain… But Only To Pay Back UK Firms

Britain and Iraq have negotiated a £10 billion (US$12.25 billion) loan for reconstructing and operating key utilities, but the cash can only be used to pay UK firms.

The deal will see British companies service and repair vital sectors like sewage, water, healthcare, electricity and transport in the war-torn country.

Mar 07 10:17

Disturbing video shows how new strain of Spice turns Manchester's homeless into 'the walking dead'

This horrifying footage shows how a new strain of the drug Spice is turning Manchester’s homeless people into ‘the walking dead’.

It appears to ‘freeze’ those who smoke it leaving them standing or squatting like statues. In some cases they then they keel over onto their faces.

Mar 07 09:56

Calls For Tory Chancellor Hammond To Publish Taxes After Corbyn Criticism

Tory Chancellor Philip Hammond is facing calls on social media to publish his taxes after opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn made his own accounts public.

“Media care more about minutia of #Corbyntaxreturn than Hammond’s total failure to publish his own… makes you wonder,” Twitter user Daniel Gerke wrote.

Mar 07 08:31

CIA Analyst – Trump Wiretap Was Probably Done Via British GCHQ

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For illegal eavesdropping, the US often goes through foreign intelligence services to evade US laws. This practice has been part of ECHELON, or "Five Eyes", going back to the 1980s, when each nation would spy on the citizens of each other, then trade the intel to stay "legal."

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Mar 06 18:05

13 Terror Attacks On Britain Prevented Since 2013 – Security Services

Security services have thwarted 13 potential terror attacks on Britain in four years, while conducting more than 500 terror investigations at any one time, the UK’s most senior counter-terrorism police officer says.

Mar 06 13:10

Britain To ‘Fight Back’ In Brexit Talks With EU

British Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond says the UK will “fight back” to get what it wants in talks with the European Union to leave the bloc.

Mar 06 07:39

Brexit Begins to Falter

The war for Brexit has lost its first major battle, and it wasn’t against the Brussels Eurocrats, it’s against the unelected House of Lords. The Brexit Bill that will allow the Prime Minister to trigger Article 50 (the mechanism by which the UK can legally extricate itself from the EU), has lost a vote on Amendment 9B. This amendment is on the rights of EU citizens presently living in the UK and their right to remain after Brexit. It was one of the UK’s key bargaining chips and now it looks like it will never have a chance to be used.

Mar 06 07:38

PORN BLACKMAIL: Experts warn extortioners are targeting thousands of British webcam users

Some victims are ambushed as they browse social media, some are looking for love on dating sites and others are tricked by pop-up ads on porn websites.

According to the Mirror, an English teenager told his blackmailer: “I’d rather go and shoot myself, you f***ing trash making people do this.”

The scammer - a member of an Ivory Coast gang - replied: “I thank you I want your money more I will share your video bye?”

Minutes later, the victim typed his suicide note which read: “I was getting blackmailed by someone for £800 so they sent a video around of me and ruined my life. I am so sorry … but this is the only way out.”

He was found dead the following day.

Mar 06 07:15

BT splurges £1.2bn on securing Champions League rights, Sky heads for an early bath

Sorry your broadband is crap, Ronaldo needs a new Jag

Mar 05 19:47

SSE smart meter glitch quotes £19k bill for one day

A system error in smart meters has led to customers being quoted thousands of pounds for a day's usage of gas and electricity.

Confused customers posted the strange readings from their SSE smart meters on social media, with one display showing almost £20,000 for a single day.

Smart meters send information on energy usage directly back to the supplier.

SSE apologised and said no customers would be charged "the extra amounts resulting from errors".

Mar 05 18:31

FOREIGN AID FARCE: How £150m of NHS cash is being sent overseas despite health crisis

NEARLY £150 million from Britain’s health budget has been spent on overseas aid projects in the past year – despite the NHS facing the worst crisis in its history.

Mar 05 18:21

British taxpayers could be FORCED to continue EU payments post-Brexit, Hammond admits

BRITISH taxpayers could be forced to continue to pay into Brussels coffers after Brexit, the chancellor has sensationally claimed.

Mar 05 11:52

Ex-British PM Tony Blair in talks to become Trump's Middle East adviser!

I sure hope this isn't true. If it is, this is another example of Trump's stupidity!

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has discussed becoming Donald Trump's adviser on Middle East policies, during talks in the White House earlier this week, The Mail on Sunday reported.

Blair, who was in charge of the UK government in 1997-2007, met Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner in Washington on Wednesday, the papers claims, citing it's source.

The meeting in the West Wing of the US presidential residence lasted for three hours, according to The Mail on Sunday report.

Mar 05 08:44

'The blood washes off my hands': 250,000 people march through London to stop the Tories killing the NHS

As estimated 250,000 people sent a clear message to politicians and called for a stop to the NHS cuts

Mar 04 22:12

BBC may ask elderly pensioners to ‘voluntarily’ pay for their FREE licence fee

The annual fee for BBC programming will increase from £145.50 to £147 on April 1 this year, the Government said.

The corporation has been under fire after an investigation revealed money collectors working on behalf of major companies were running an aggressive scheme to collect fees from vulnerable non-payers.

Staff targeted vulnerable people, including this month a war veteran with dementia and a young mother in a women’s refuge, the Mail reported.

Ensuring the corporation didn’t look like a “charity mugger”, Ms Bulford claimed they didn’t want to pressure the elderly.

Mar 04 11:10

Watch: UK Police Chief Says “Don’t Jail Pedophiles” as Child Abuse Rises 80%

A Chief of Police in the UK has stated that the police force should not be trying to put all pedophiles in prison.

Mar 04 10:10

Tony Blair calls for ‘NEW COALITION’ in desperate last-ditch bid to block Brexit

TONY Blair is trying to unite moderate Labour and Conservative MPs in a “new coalition” in a desperate attempt to keep Britain in the EU.

Mar 04 00:06

Patrick Stewart applying to be US citizen to oppose Trump

NEW YORK — Patrick Stewart says he's applying for U.S. citizenship in order to fight and oppose President Donald Trump.

The British actor said on Thursday's episode of "The View" that he and his wife went to Washington last month to visit friends and to ask them what they could do about Trump. He said the only answer was to "fight" and "oppose" Trump, but he can't do that because he's not a citizen.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZEJ4OJTgg8

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Mar 03 23:11

NATO Commander Declares Russia Meddling in US Election Could Be ‘Act of War’

NATO’s Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe has declared that alleged Russian meddling in the US election could be considered an “act of war” and prompt a military response.

General Sir Adrian Bradshaw, a citizen of the UK, has alleged that an “international disinformation campaign” through websites such as Sputnik News and Russia Today could also be included in NATO’s definition of an “attack.”

According to the NATO treaty, “an armed attack against one or more [members] shall be considered an attack against them all,” and allies may use any action necessary for defense. In recent years, this has been expanded to include cyber attacks and hacking.

Mar 03 15:06

‘Groupthink?’ 80% Of Britain’s University Lecturers Are Left-Wing, Says Think Tank

Universities in the UK are at risk of developing a “dysfunctional atmosphere” and of practicing censorship because scholarship is dominated by lecturers with left-wing views, according to a new report by one of the world’s leading think tanks.

Mar 03 13:47

Stowaway Mouse Grounds British Airways Flight To San Francisco Costing Airline €290,000

A British Airways (BA) flight was delayed by more than four hours after a mouse was found scuttling around on board the Boeing 777.

Mar 03 12:33

May To Resist Brexit Bill Amendments, But Tory Rebels Vow To Fight For EU Citizens’ Rights

Prime Minister Theresa May will forge ahead with her Brexit Bill without amendments proposed by the House of Lords and Labour MPs. Rebels in her own party, however, have pledged to vouch for the rights of EU citizens living in the UK.

Mar 03 12:06

Independent Scotland Would Need ‘Hard Border’ With Rest Of UK – Scottish Secretary Of State

Should Brexit spur Scotland to become an independent country, then harder borders are virtually guaranteed, according to Scottish Secretary of State David Mundell.

Mar 03 10:38

UK Police Given Even More Powerful Tasers Despite Fatality Fears

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has authorized powerful new Tasers for police officers, despite concerns over the safety of the ‘non-lethal’ weapons.

Mar 03 08:22

UK’s student union rebukes officer for Israeli embassy plot

Undercover footage of NUS vice president Richard Brooks showed him plotting to overthrow elected union president Malia Bouattia because of her role as a Palestine solidarity campaigner.

Mar 03 07:59

British taxpayers to fund EU PRIVATE ARMY to protect Brussels chiefs in £1.7bn splurge

BRITISH taxpayers will be forced to pay towards a “private army” to protect MEPs in Brussels as the European Union (EU) plans a record £1.7billion spending spree.

Despite voting to leave the Brussels bloc last June, the UK is still expected to contribute £230million to the bill - more than twice the annual running costs of the House of Lords.

And the money includes more than £3.87m (€4.5m) towards a pro-EU publicity campaign ahead of the 2019 European elections, which Britain will not be part of.

Mar 02 16:03

NFL Players Turned Away From London Nightclub For Being ‘Too Urban’

A popular London nightclub which allegedly barred a group of American football NFL stars for being “too urban” is being accused of racial profiling.

The New Orleans Saints team members had booked a table at Cirque le Soir nightclub in Soho, but said on arrival the bouncer turned them away for being “six big guys” and “too urban” – a phrase often used as a euphemism for black.

Mar 02 12:41

Is The Intelligence Community At War With Trump?

Phil Giraldi, a career intelligence officer, takes a look at the bizarre standoff between President Trump and the US intelligence community.

Mar 02 12:38

Is There More to the Flynn Story?

A strange resignation in a UK intelligence service suggests U.S. partners may have been involved.

The Hannigan resignation is not occurring in a vacuum, and some in the large and highly networked retired intelligence community have come to believe that it is connected to the investigation and downfall of Trump’s first national-security advisor, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn. Former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy has detailed exactly how the Flynn case does not appear to fit into any acceptable category that would have mandated an investigation and interrogation by the FBI. Surveillance of a Russian official would be authorized under FBI guidelines, but to extend that type of monitoring or investigation to a U.S. citizen would require specific authority from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court to issue a warrant based on probable cause.

Mar 02 12:02

‘Shortsighted & Nonviable’: UK’s Lack Of Dialogue With Russia Slammed In New Parliamentary Report

Britain’s refusal to engage with the Russian government is not a viable long-term foreign policy option, parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee has warned, urging the Foreign Office to “clarify” its position and to conduct meaningful dialogue with Moscow.

Mar 02 09:40

Saudi Linked Group Gave DUP $1/2M During Brexit

One wonders who funded the ‘Leave’ campaign in the UK ‘Brexit’ referendum.

Mar 02 08:02

PM draws battle lines over Brexit Bill vowing that Article 50 WILL be triggered on schedule despite claim by Remoaners that 30 Tory MPs could rebel over rights for EU citizens

Theresa May has vowed to face down unelected peers over the Brexit Bill and stick to her timetable for triggering Article 50.

Downing Street has insisted the PM's plans are 'unchanged' despite the stinging defeat in the House of Lords.

Peers overwhelmingly passed an amendment to the crucial legislation demanding an immediate guarantee of rights for EU nationals already in the UK.

The bigger-than-expected defeat by 358 votes to 256 came at the hands of an alliance of Labour, Liberal Democrats, crossbenchers and a handful of rebel Tories - and despite a last-ditch plea from Home Secretary Amber Rudd.

Mar 02 08:00

Fishermen's fury as Brussels DEMANDS access to 60% of BRITISH WATERS after Brexit

SCOTLAND'S fisherman have said they will not bow to pressure from the European Union (EU) to allow them to be held to ransom over Brexit.

Mar 02 07:59

Democrat told to 'MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS' after claiming Britons IGNORED Brexit impact

A FORMER US Senator has been lambasted on social media after praising the EU and suggesting Britons did not fully consider the implications of Brexit.

Mar 02 07:56

UK MPs Call on Government to Engage With Russia on Tackling Terrorism

UK authorities should be engaged in a constructive dialogue with Russia in the sphere of countering terrorism in order to improve bilateral relations and to initiate discussions on vexed issues, the Foreign Affairs Committee of the UK House of Commons said in a report released on Thursday.

Mar 01 14:51

Royal Air Force Women Banned From Wearing Skirts On Parade To Attract Transgender Recruits

Female members of the Royal Air Force (RAF) have been banned from wearing skirts on parade in order to make the service more inclusive for transgender recruits.

The shift in rules also follows complaints by women that the blue skirts worn in service working dress are uncomfortable.

Mar 01 11:21

More Govt Cuts Ordered Despite UK Public Services Being At ‘Tipping Point’

Government departments have been ordered to find extra spending cuts from their day-to-day budget in order to save £3.5bn by 2020.

David Gauke, the chief secretary to the treasury, sent a letter to all departments of the government, demanding up to six percent cuts in their daily spending in an effort to save £3.5bn ($4.3bn) over the next three years.

Mar 01 10:12

Next-Generation UK Warships Have Missile Launchers… But No Missiles

Britain’s advanced £8 billion ($9.9 billion) Type 26 warships are equipped with missile launchers, but lack the missiles for them, it is claimed.

With the construction of the first eight Type 26 frigates due to start in 2017, there are fears that their onboard weapon systems will be left empty.

Mar 01 08:14

Johnson Hits Back At Former Premiers Over Brexit Remarks

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says he is becoming “impatient” with those projecting doom and gloom for Brexit, lashing back at two former prime ministers who rebuked the government’s approach towards leaving the European Union.

Mar 01 07:35

Germans think Brexit voters are ‘STUPID’: Martin Schulz's party chief sparks FURY

Thomas Oppermann, the parliamentary chairman of Germany’s Social Democratic Party (SPD) which is vying to steal power from Angela Merkel in this year’s election, said the Brexit vote caught all German experts by surprise.

And Germans were outraged when 17 million Britons voted to cut ties with the Brussels elite.

Admitting he was “disappointed and shocked” by the result, Mr Oppermann said: “Even our best experts for British-German relations have not expected and were hugely surprised about the referendum result.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"We thought we had that BREXIT election rigged!" -- Eee... ewe

Mar 01 07:33

Donald Trump and Theresa May 'agree to DELAY US President's state visit to Britain in bid to avoid protests' 

Donald Trump's state visit to Britain will be delayed in an alleged attempt to avoid embarrassing protests over his Muslim ban.

The visit will reportedly now take place in October after the US President supposedly expressed his fears to Prime Minister Theresa May during a phone call two weeks ago.

Trump's stay was rumoured to be set up for June but has been postponed so the controversy over his attempt to ban migrants from seven majority Muslim countries from entering the US can die down.

Mar 01 07:09

'A LOATHSOME REPTILIAN!' Galloway launches extraordinary attack on Remainer Mandelson

The controversial former MP launched the tirade accusing the former European Commissioner of being Tony Blair’s “monkey” after he launched his own intervention on Brexit.

Lord Mandelson joined the former Labour Prime Minister in defending the European Union and Remain campaigns during separate speeches.

Mr Blair, having announced plans for a new anti-Brexit institute, sparked claims the pair could form a political party to rival Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party.

Feb 28 17:24

Health firm gets £200k slap after IVF patients' data leaks online

A private health firm has been fined £200,000 after fertility patients’ confidential conversations leaked online.

The £200,000 monetary penalty was levied following an Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) investigation into the way the Lister Hospital in London was transferring, transcribing and storing recordings of IVF appointments.

Problems were discovered in April 2015 after a patient discovered that transcripts from interviews recorded with Lister Hospital IVF patients could be freely accessed by searching online.

Feb 28 17:00

Gay Afghans Facing Deportation From UK Told ‘Pretend To Be Straight’

Gay Afghans being deported to their home country where homosexuality is illegal are being told to pretend to be straight, in new guidelines issued by the UK government.

Feb 28 16:00

Former PM Attacks UK Government Over Approach To Brexit

Former British Prime Minister John Major has lashed out at Theresa May and her government’s policies regarding Brexit, saying the British people have been misled by “rosy confidence” about “sky high” hopes that may never be realized.

Feb 28 14:08

Tory Aide Defends Welfare Cuts For ‘Less Disabled’ People

A key aide to UK Prime Minister Theresa May has been branded “insulting” and “nasty” after suggesting during a radio interview that certain disabilities are more worthy of public funds than others.

Feb 28 12:23

Is Theresa May’s Brexit Strategy About To Be Derailed By 2nd Scottish #IndyRef?

UK Prime Minister Theresa May fears First Minister Nicola Sturgeon could call for a second Scottish independence referendum the moment negotiations for Britain’s exit from the EU are launched next month.

Feb 28 11:38

Jailing Parents For Female Genital Mutilation ‘Unlikely To Benefit The Child’ – Police

An English police force has come under fire for claiming the prosecution of parents who allow female genital mutilation (FGM) of their children is “unlikely to benefit the child.”

West Midlands Police (WMP) was responding to a question from a Twitter user who asked why there had been no prosecutions for FGM, which has been illegal in Britain for more than 30 years.

Feb 27 18:04

Second Scottish Independence Referendum Divisive: London

A British government spokesman has warned against the ramifications of a likely Scottish independence referendum as an unnecessary divisive measure.

The remarks came against the backdrop of media reports that Scottish nationalists are bracing for another independence referendum, possibly at the same time when the British government plans to formally trigger the Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty to start formal negotiations on leaving the European Union.

Feb 27 18:01

‘Soft Coup’ Against Jeremy Corbyn Is Already Underway – Shadow Chancellor

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell claimed this week that members of his own party are in cahoots with the “Murdoch media” in a renewed attempt at bringing down the Labour leader.

Feb 27 16:54

Lords vote AGAINST Britain keeping single market access in latest Brexit victory

THE HOUSE of Lords have rejected a amendment to the Brexit bill which would have pushed for the UK to remain in the single market after leaving the EU.

Peers voted overwhelmingly against the proposal this evening, with one frontbencher slapping it down as “unrealistic”.

By a margin of 299 to 136, with a majority of 163, peers chose not to slow down the bills passage through the House after it successfully passed through the Commons earlier this month.

Feb 27 16:12

Suspected WWII Shell Discovered In E. London Prompts Massive Evacuation

A busy East London street was evacuated after what is believed to be a World War II bomb was discovered on Monday morning. Shoreditch High Street was closed off and nearby buildings evacuated.

Feb 27 15:26

Britain’s Royal Air Force Trained Saudi Arabia How To Use Smart Bombs

Britain trained Saudi Arabia’s air force how to carry out airstrikes with smart bombs despite allegations it is breaching international law in Yemen, official documents reveal.

Feb 27 15:26

UK To Revoke Permanent Residency For EU Nationals

The government of British Prime Minister Theresa May is likely to revoke the right of European nationals to stay permanently in the UK after initiating the country’s withdrawal from the European Union, according to an official.

Feb 27 13:24

An Elusive Justice: Holding Parent Companies Accountable For Human Rights Abuse

Recently, the UK High Court threw out a case brought against oil giant Shell by two impoverished communities in the Niger Delta. It is a blow to the communities in their struggle for justice after suffering years of devastating oil spills.

Feb 27 13:05

‘Expect Post-Brexit Hostility,’ Trump Adviser Bannon Warns EU – Reports

Bannon issued the warning to Germany’s ambassador to Washington, Peter Wittig, during recent talks, sources told Reuters.

Trump’s senior aide is said to have told Wittig the administration hopes to conduct future relations with Europe on a bilateral basis, but viewed the EU as a flawed construct.

Feb 27 12:50

UK Labour Party By-Election Defeat Prompts New Moves Against Corbyn

The British Labour Party’s loss to the ruling Conservatives in Thursday’s by-election for the Copeland constituency has been seized upon by Labour’s right wing to renew its campaign for the removal of the nominal “left” Jeremy Corbyn as party leader.

Feb 27 10:21

British ISIS Suicide Bomber Was Ex-Gitmo Detainee Who Won £1mn Compensation

Suicide bomber Abu-Zakariya al-Britani detonated a car bomb outside an Iraqi military base southwest of Mosul, 12 years after winning £1 million ($1.25 million) compensation for wrongful detention in Guantanamo Bay.

Feb 27 07:49

London mayor backtracks after sparking row by likening Scottish nationalism to racism

London Mayor Sadiq Khan sparked a row in tweets preceding his latest speech by implying Scottish nationalism is akin to racism. He was forced to backpedal after Scotland’s first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, slammed his remarks as “spectacularly ill-judged.”

Feb 27 07:27

'Best of three?' Tory MP mocks House of Lords for trying to force ANOTHER vote on Brexit

Speaking on LBC, the Brexiteer fired: “I think what [Baroness Wheatcroft] is saying is she didn't like the first result, so she wants, as she says, another referendum.

“Perhaps we have the best of three? That's absolute nonsense.

“The [former] prime minister David Cameron made it absolutely clear this was a one-off referendum, the people would decide and that is that.”

Feb 27 07:25

HSBC Banking for Business DOWN - Users suffer MAJOR online banking outage

HSBC Banking For Business is down for users across the UK this morning, as thousands have been left unable to login or access their accounts via the online banking portal.

HSBC online banking is experiencing a significant outage across the UK today, with Banking for Business customers particularly affected.

The hugely-popular service is currently down for thousands of users – with hundreds reporting issues with the online portal every minute.

Many customers have been confronted with a string of plain text, when trying to access the online banking portal.

HSBC has acknowledged it is having issues.

Feb 27 07:21

‘Kick him out’ Heseltine RIPPED APART by Lord Tebbit for leading Brexit rebellion

LORD Heseltine should be “kicked out” of the Conservative Party and “if he doesn’t resign he should be sacked,” according to one of his former Cabinet colleagues.

Lord Tebbit, 85, accused him of “not bothering to turn up to the Lords” and trying to “wreck the Brexit Bill,” for a “party he clearly loathes”.

Feb 26 16:33

Michael Heseltine ready to defy Theresa May over Brexit ahead of Lords showdown

Tory grandee Michael Heseltine has signalled he is ready to defy Theresa May over Brexit and will fight to change her plan to trigger Article 50 in the House of Lords.

The Conservative peer said he was intent on ensuring that people have a chance to change their minds, raising the prospect of a second referendum should public opinion demand it.

Feb 26 10:24

Gina Miller launches new campaign for vote which could BLOCK Brexit

GINA Miller has launched a new campaign which could block Brexit as she demands Parliament is given a full vote on the outcome of EU negotiations.

Ms Miller, who led the High Court action that said Parliament must approve triggering Article 50, has a fresh crusade campaign2018.org.

The 51-year-old is demanding politicians have a full vote on Brexit negotiations.

Feb 26 10:03

Make America British again? Queen may bring former colony into Commonwealth

This better be fake news or there is going to be a 1776 Part Deux!

As a former British colony, the US could be the next “associate member” of the Commonwealth – thanks to President Donald Trump’s reported love of the UK and Queen Elizabeth II.

The plan, which is reportedly being backed by the Queen, is for the Commonwealth Society to open a branch in the US, according to The Telegraph.

Feb 26 09:29

TIME FOR AN APOLOGY

Time has come for the UK to apologise

Feb 25 18:14

Brexit bombshell: Why is this parliamentary report talking about RE-JOINING the EU?

DOWNING Street has slammed the contents of a commons report which advised Members of Parliament that the UK COULD RE-JOIN the EU.

The report was circulated among MPs ahead of the crucial vote held in Westminster earlier this month and repeatedly referred to Article 49 which allows for the re-joining of the EU.

Feb 25 18:11

Royal Navy forced to cancel Cornwall air show due to lack of personnel

THE Royal Navy is so overstretched that it has had to cancel its biggest air show.

Around 80 per cent of the aircraft and personnel at the Culdrose base in Cornwall are already taking part in operations or at a high level of readiness to deploy around the world.

Feb 25 11:30

EU THREAT TO PENSIONS: Mass migration blamed for £30 billion a YEAR 'economic catastrophe'

MASS EU migration is a £30 billion a year threat to Britain’s state pension, a new report has warned.

The comprehensive paper - How the £30 billion cost of EU migration Imperils Pensions & Benefits - by the thinktank Global Britain has blown apart claims that the UK needs EU migration to support its pension system.

Instead it reveals that cheap labour flooding in from the continent is causing "an economic catastrophe" for the UK which threatens the pension system.

And the report suggests that leaving the EU and taking back control of British borders will provide the UK with “a £250 billion opportunity” in the next five years.

Feb 25 11:28

PHONE SCAM WARNING: If you hear these words hang up IMMEDIATELY

PEOPLE are being warned to hang up their phones if someone asks ‘can you hear me’ in a major new phone scam.

The con started in the US last month with experts warning it is set to sweep the UK with fraudsters tricking people into saying ‘yes’ to swindle you out of huge amounts of money.

Fraudsters call up from a local number and introduce themselves and a fake company they work for before asking ‘can you hear me?’.

If you answer ‘yes’ the con artists record the call and edit the audio to make it seem as you have signed a verbal contract for a major purchase.

Feb 25 11:20

Theresa May facing embarrassing Brexit defeat as House of Lords rebels plot veto on bill

PRIME Minister Theresa May is preparing for a tough fight as House of Lords rebels push back on her Brexit plans.

And it's been suggested the Lords is getting set to use a power of veto to be able to demand concessions from the Government.

Feb 25 07:45

BREXIT BOOST: Boeing to build first ever European manufacturing plant in Britain

US aviation giant Boeing today gave Britain a Brexit vote of confidence by announcing its first ever European manufacturing plant will be built in Sheffield.

Feb 25 07:44

CALAIS CLOSURES: Nearby motorway service stations SHUT to stop UK-bound migrants

The draconian measure comes after French officials revealed those looking to get across the Channel were arriving in the port town at a rate of 100-a-week.

Three rest areas on the A26 autoroute and one on the A16 have been sealed off to halt the increasing flow in northern France.

A regional official said: "The reason for the closures is to prevent intrusions into lorries heading to the coast.

Feb 25 07:43

HUNDREDS of migrants catch buses to Dunkirk in latest bid to reach Britain

They travel by public transport through inland France to the sea and tunnel crossings near Calais.

The gangs then gather at unguarded lorry parks, trying to sneak aboard UK-bound trucks.

They prefer buses to trains because they can disembark before the terminus, where police would wait to arrest them.

Feb 25 07:42

Dozens of migrants fight with police after trying to get onto UK-bound lorries in Calais

French police were forced to draft in the canine unit on Thursday night after a group of 30 migrants became aggressive when officers stopped them travelling to the UK illegally, according to Le Figaro.

Feb 25 07:33

EU THREAT TO PENSIONS: Mass migration blamed for £30 billion a YEAR 'economic catastrophe'

The comprehensive paper - How the £30 billion cost of EU migration Imperils Pensions & Benefits - by the thinktank Global Britain has blown apart claims that the UK needs EU migration to support its pension system.

Instead it reveals that cheap labour flooding in from the continent is causing "an economic catastrophe" for the UK which threatens the pension system.

And the report suggests that leaving the EU and taking back control of British borders will provide the UK with “a £250 billion opportunity” in the next five years.

Feb 24 15:38

Britain’s Nigel Farage exults over Trump and Brexit wins at CPAC

FARAGE insists the tide that caused Brexit and Trump’s victory will not stop.

His speech was entitled ‘Brexit and What it Means for the World’.

Farage claims the people of Europe are tired of being ruled by “boring grey men in Brussels”.

There were loud boos when Farage mentioned former British PM Tony Blair.

He referred to Blair’s recent comments about EU membership.

He said: “Blair is wrong because what happened in 2016 is not the end of this great global revolution.

“What happened in 2016 is the beginning of a great global revolution.”

Feb 24 15:38

UK Tracking 257 Possible Saudi War Crimes In Yemen

Britain is tracking 257 alleged breaches of international humanitarian law committed in Yemen by Saudi Arabia, a major UK arms customer, the government has admitted.

Feb 24 14:17

Brits May Need Visas For Europe Post-Brexit

The EU could introduce a visa regime for British travelers wanting to head to the continent following the UK’s exit from the EU.

Robert Goodwill, the UK minister for immigration, told Parliament that the EU is currently considering whether to introduce the visa scheme for British citizens after Brexit.

Feb 24 10:09

London’s New Police Chief Dick Led Botched Operation That Killed Jean Charles De Menezes

Relatives of Jean Charles de Menezes, a 27-year-old Brazilian shot dead by counter-terrorism police in 2005, say the appointment of Cressida Dick as chief of the Metropolitan Police is ‘offensive,’ as she was responsible for the botched operation.

Feb 24 09:28

Queen Elizabeth Announces Plans To Make USA Part Of Her Commonwealth

Queen Elizabeth is set to look at plans to make the United States an “associate member” of the Commonwealth, according to the Royal Commonwealth Society.

Feb 23 20:15

'Treated like s***' Ministry of Defence doesn't BOTHER to enforce Armed Forces Covenant

MILITARY heroes are being "treated like s***" by the Ministry of Defence, which is selling off 56 bases and barracks to the highest bidder but making absolutely no attempt to ensure developers give homeless veterans a roof over their heads.

Feb 23 16:20

Twitter Bots ‘Linked To Russia’ Now Accused Of Targeting UKIP In Stoke By-Election

Another day, and more accusations of Russian interference in elections. This time so-called Twitter bots linked to Russia have been accused of targeting UKIP leader Paul Nuttall and the by-election in England’s sleepy Stoke-on-Trent.

A spokesman for UKIP apparently quipped that whoever is behind the accounts should “bot out.”

Feb 23 12:43

Brit arrested over Deutsche Telekom hack

A 29-year-old British citizen suspected of involvement in a cyberattack that left nearly one million Deutsche Telekom customers without services has been arrested.

Britain's National Crime Agency arrested the unidentified Briton on Wednesday at an airport in London, Germany federal police said.

The hacking attack in November targeted internet routers belonging to Deutsche Telekom, disrupting connections for some 900,000 customers in Germany, the government said earlier.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When the hack happened, everyone was blaming Russia!

Feb 23 12:40

Dozens Of Nuclear Alerts Underreported By British MoD, New Study Reveals

The UK Ministry of Defense has been accused of downplaying the real dangers stemming from the UK nuclear deterrent after the report by a safety watchdog put the number of accidents, involving British nukes, at 110, four times higher the official count.

Unveiled on Wednesday by the Nuclear Information Service (NIS), an independent nuclear watchdog, the report sheds light onto dozens of mishaps involving British nuclear weapons, featuring previously unreported accidents with potentially disastrous consequences. The in-depth study, which traces back all 65 years of the British nuclear program, arranges accidents into seven sections in accordance with their place of origin.

Feb 23 11:12

Royal Godmother Accused Of Whipping Fox Hunt Protester

Princess Eugenie’s godmother has been reported to police after footage emerged on social media of her apparently whipping a foxhunt protester with a riding crop.

Lulu Hutley, who is the joint master of the Surrey Union Hunt, got into a heated argument when activists attempted to stop a hunt on Slades Farm, Guildford, last week.

Feb 23 10:10

Anti-White Attacker Who Spat at Baby Avoids Jail

A racist attacker who spat in a baby’s face and shouted “white people shouldn’t breed” has avoided jail despite the attack being unprovoked.

Rebecca Telford, 25, was walking her baby, Layla-Jean, in England last January when Rezzas Abdulla, 33, approached her.

“He leant into the pushchair and spat in the face of her daughter,” Prosecutor Emma Dowling told the Newcastle Crown Court. “As he did so he shouted or said ‘white people shouldn’t breed.’”

When the baby’s shocked mother confronted Abdulla, he told her to ‘shut the fuck up’ and walked off, reported the Daily Mail.

Feb 23 07:17

'They have no IDEA!' Newsnight audience slams 'disconnected' Westminister political elite

On Wednesday evening, the BBC programme hosted a panel debate between the politicians battling it out for the traditional Labour seat in Staffordshire.

As Labour MP Debbie Abrahams and Ukip’s deputy leader Peter Whittle clashed in heated exchanges about Stoke, one audience member accused politicians of having “no idea” what it is like to live outside of London.

Suggesting the metropolitan elite were failing to listen, she told the BBC panel: “I think politicians are completely disconnected with the people.

Feb 23 06:47

The Crude Historical Distortion at the Heart of BBC's WWII Drama 'SS-GB'

The problem comes with the drama's depiction of a wartime alliance between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. Such an alliance is established in the opening scene of the first episode in the context of a "German-Soviet friendship week" ceremony in London, involving the Nazis presenting a visiting Soviet delegation with a British spitfire fighter aircraft as a gift. Then, later, plumbing the depths of crudity, we see a large poster of Karl Marx hanging between two giant Swastika flags on a building in Nazi-occupied central London.

Artistic and dramatic license is one thing, historical distortion with a transparent ideological and political motive is something else entirely.

In this particular case, with this BBC drama, the historical distortion amounts to insulting the millions of Soviet troops and civilians who perished in the most brutal conflict the world has known.

Feb 23 06:44

Royal godmother accused of whipping fox hunt protester

In a video posted by the Guildford Hunt Saboteurs on Facebook, Hutley is seen telling campaigners that she will call the police if they do not leave the private land.

When some of the ‘sabs’ insist on climbing over a gate, bringing them closer to Hutley and her horse, the socialite appears to hit a man with her riding crop.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I tend to see this from Hutley's point of view. Had the protesters been on public land, that would be one thing. But protesting something, even a fox hunt, does not grant anyone a right to intrude onto private land and cause a ruckus.

Feb 22 16:03

500lb Nazi Bomb Detonated Off England’s South Coast

More than 70 years after they fell, the bombs of German Luftwaffe planes still pose a threat to modern day Britain, with members of the Royal Navy called into tackle an unexploded WWII device in Portsmouth early Wednesday.

Feb 22 15:37

Booming British Economy Continues To Defy Brexit Doom-Mongers

Britain’s economy grew by more than previously reported in the last quarter of 2016, according to official figures – despite Brexit scaremongering.

The UK’s GDP grew by 0.7 percent in Q4 of last year – up from the 0.6 percent originally estimated by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Feb 22 15:00

Solitary Confinement Of Teens In British Prisons ‘Against UN Torture Rules’

Prisons in the UK are keeping teenage offenders in solitary confinement despite the government denying the practice is still in use, an investigation has found.

Young offenders institutions (YOI), which imprison 15- to 18-year-olds, are allegedly using solitary confinement, which can cause mental health issues for inmates, according to the Independent.

Feb 22 13:30

British Children Held In Solitary Confinement Against UN Torture Rules: Report

British prison authorities are holding child inmates in solitary confinement in possible violation of United Nations torture rules?, according to an investigation.

Inspection reports have revealed that some children locked in solitary confinement have been driven to self-harm because of the severe emotional distress caused by harsh prison conditions, The Independent has uncovered.

Feb 22 13:03

Disarming the Population: the Real Facts about Guns in the U.S

As a Brit, it has often baffled me as to the direction that gun control is heading in the U.S. Britain and many other nations have firsthand experience of what happens when stringent gun control laws are brought in: Gun murders rise sharply.

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