Dec 21 10:18

British Spies Who Busted ‘World’s Most Wanted People Smuggler’ May Have Got Wrong Man

An Eritrean man accused by British authorities of being one of the world’s “most wanted people smugglers” may actually be a victim of mistaken identity, Italian prosecutors have admitted.

In an embarrassing blow to a high-profile investigation led by Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA) and GCHQ, it appears the real Medhanie Yehdego Mered remains at large and an innocent man was seized in June and extradited to Italy in his place.

Dec 21 08:53

Landmark EU ruling: Legality of UK's Investigatory Powers Act challenged

The legality of the UK's Investigatory Powers Act has been called into question by a landmark EU legal ruling this morning, which has restated that access to retained data must only be given in cases of serious crime.

The landmark judgment [PDF] was handed down by the European Union's Court of Justice, setting a new precedent for EU member states' data retention regimes, stating that access to such data must be restricted to the purpose of preventing and detecting serious crime.

The judges also stated that police and public bodies should not be allowed to authorise their own access to this data, instead requiring that access requests receive prior authorisation by independent courts or similar bodies.

Dec 20 16:13

West Directed Killer’s Hand in Assassination of Russian Ambassador

Virtually everything that Western official sources have been saying about Aleppo, and the Syrian war more generally, is seen to be a grotesque lie.

The climax of condemnation reached unconscionable heights last week when Washington, its Western allies and the UN – all amplified unquestioningly by the Western news media – vilified Russia for allegedly slaughtering civilians in east Aleppo. American ambassador Samantha Power specifically cited unverified reports of children being killed in a basement by Syria and Russian forces.

Dec 20 15:46

Muslim Cleric Banned In Pakistan Attempts Preaching Tour Of Britain

A controversial Muslim cleric who has been banned from practicing in Pakistan for allegedly celebrating the murder of a popular politician is touring UK mosques.

Syed Muzaffar Shah Qadri, who has been dubbed a “firebrand” by Pakistani authorities, is due to speak at a number of British mosques in a series of heavily promoted events, despite being prohibited from speaking in his own country.

Dec 20 13:12

CFR’s Preventive Priorities Survey for 2017 Fails to Mention the Main Thing

Nobody else but the US itself has created the security problems it faces.

On December 13, the Council on Foreign Relations released its annual Preventive Priorities Survey to help policymakers plan for potential contingencies. The document evaluates ongoing and potential violent conflicts and sources of instability based on the impact they would have on US interests as well as their likelihood of occurring in 2017.

Dec 20 13:07

Council on Foreign Relations – The Power Behind Big News (Fake News)

This is a video on NEWS FABRiCATiON and also about the powers that REALLY run the big media. It is no secret.

From World War II to the present the Establishment has maintained it’s LOCK grip on the Presidency. The subservient media keeps such information from becoming news.

The Elite however, occasionally have difficulty ruling themselves.

Dec 20 10:15

The Striking Audacity of the Coup-in-Process – Paul Craig Roberts

Unsubstantiated stories have been planted throughout the presstitute media by anonymous CIA officials that Donald Trump’s electoral victory was the result of Russian intervention. This absurd claim has now been elevated to the even more absurd claim that Putin himself oversaw and even conducted the manipulation of the US presidential election.

No evidence has been provided for these amazing claims.

As a result of the prestitutes’ lies, millions of peoples have been killed and dislocated.

Only a Counter-Coup Can Save American Democracy — Paul Craig Roberts

Dec 20 10:06

Anti-fracking campaigners lose High Court challenge to prevent drilling in Yorkshire

CAMPAIGNERS have lost a landmark High Court challenge, signalling the green light for fracking to begin in England.

Dec 20 09:03

A few initial short thoughts on the murder of the Russian Ambassador to Ankara

Okay, so tonight we have the name of the assassin, it is Mevlut Mert Aydintas, a 22 year old policeman who had been recently fired following the anti-Gulenist crackdown of Erdogan against the forces which had attempted to overthrow him recently.

When such an event occurs it is also important to ask cui bono – whom does it benefit?

Alas, both the Turks and the Russians have a long tradition of secrecy and we might never find out who, if anybody, really was behind Mevlut Mert Aydintas.

Dec 19 18:40

Virgin Media Broadband customers will face connection issues until January

Have a slow Christmas and a buffering New Year

Dec 19 17:12

The Bad Losers (And What They Fear Losing)

As the worst loser in American electoral history, she must blame Russia, rather than recognize that there were multiple reasons to vote against her.

If the 2016 presidential campaign was a national disgrace, the reaction of the losers is an even more disgraceful spectacle. It seems that the political machine backing Hillary Clinton can’t stand losing an election.

And why is that?

Because they are determined to impose “exceptional” America’s hegemony on the entire world, using military-backed regime changes, and Donald Trump seems poised to spoil their plans.

Dec 19 15:17

UK MEDIA: not so much faking news as telling half-truths

The time has come to stop saying ‘newspapers’ and start calling them ‘bigots-accuse’ papers.

Dec 19 14:47

Russophobia and Sinophobia – Pepe Escobar

As the asinine regime change attempt on Trump fades into the annals of failed color revolutions, keep your focus on the South China Sea.

It’s by now crystal clear the coup-in-progress against Donald Trump is a made in USA regime change op using standard hybrid war techniques such as manipulation of public opinion by mainstream media.

The coup has been articulated by the usual suspects, from neocons to neoliberalcons, “humanitarian” imperialists included, with a special starring role for their pet agency, the CIA, which during the Bush-Obama continuum further specialized in fake “intelligence”.

Dec 19 14:34

UK Airport, Railway And Post Workers To Walk Out On Christmas

A multi-industry walkout on a nationwide scale is set to disrupt rail, airline and postal services in the UK, raising serious concerns among authorities in the run-up to Christmas.

Dec 19 12:16

ANALYSIS: The inevitable collapse of the UK economy, and why delayed Brexit will make it far worse

The current global obsession with Brexit is not, in the fullness of time, going to fool historians. The one regrettable thing about the UK vote to leave the EU is that is has allowed most Brits to ignore one certainty: our economy is hopelessly unbalanced, and dangerously exposed to Crash2. Rigid ideology has extinguished the British voyager gene.

Dec 19 09:29

Blackout Britain: Festive electricity cuts and power crisis predicted for the New Year

The National Grid is failing to meet demand as “emergency power deals have become the norm,” according to a new report by a cross-party parliamentary group chaired by Grant Shapps.

Coal power station closures and the building of renewable energy plants will leave the country struggling to generate the required power supplies to feed British infrastructure and homes.

The British Infrastructure Group (BIG) believes the government’s attempt to meet certain climate change targets led to a cut back in capacity margins and extravagant price increases. The “interventionist energy policy,” Shapps believes, has left electricity supplies “dangerously small.”

Dec 19 07:51


Despite strenuous denials, UK-made cluster bombs are indeed being used by Britain’s theocratic ally Saudi Arabia in its war on impoverished Yemen, according to the government’s own inquiries.

The new details have emerged through a leak to the Guardian from sources which claim that internal investigations support claims in the media that the outlawed munitions are in use.

The source said that the findings had been known by the government for up to a month.

However, the paper has also been told that Saudi Arabia – a major UK ally and one of its top arms customers – has not confirmed itself that the banned munitions are being used.

The revelations seem set to pile even more pressure on the UK to stop selling arms to the authoritarian regime.

The UK is a signatory to the 2010 treaty banning cluster munitions, which drop many tiny bomblets from the main device and can create what is in effect a minefield.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ah yes, cluster bombs: to little children, they look almost the same, and the coloration on them is identical, to that of humanitarian food packages. And when there is no adult around to tell them not to touch the bombs, they can shred curious children who touch them into almost non-recoverable bits.

images: cluster bombs and food aid packages

This is what cluster bombs have done to children in Yemen: (warning: this image is very graphic and disturbing, but needs to be shared)

Results of Saudi use of cluster bombs in Yemen

And a small memo to the UK's Prime Minister May; congratulations; the UK is now complicit in war crimes, just as are your American cousins in the US government!

I am certain you are quite proud of your arms industry, Prime Minister, and it is obvious that this illegal sale of cluster munitions made someone in the UK a killing; literally.

But hey, profits uber alles, right?!? No matter how many innocent children and non-combatants these weapons kill, that's the only thing which matters.

You and your predecessor, David Cameron, should be standing in the docks in Old Bailey for crimes against humanity here, in aiding and abetting the Saudi Government by having supplied them with these weapons; all the more so, because the UK is a signatory to the 2010 treaty, banning cluster munitions.

Unfortunately, this will only happen when pigs fly, because politically, power protects the criminals who have used it for ill purposes.

You might want to ask Bill Clinton about that, particularly with his little "runway encounter" with Loretta Lynch, to "persuade" her to not charge Hillary Clinton for having mishandled classified documents with her personal email server.

Dec 18 16:32

Neocon Panic and Agony – THE SAKER

This is not a Democrat vs Republican issue, but a “deep state vs The People of the USA” issue.

There are clear signs that the Neocons running the AngloZionist Empire and its “deep state” are in a state of near panic and their actions indicate they are truly terrified.

On the home front, the Neocons have resorted to every possible dirty trick on the book to try to prevent Donald Trump from ever getting into the White House
Most experts agree that none of these tactics are going to work. So this begs the question of whether the Neocons are stupid, whether they think that they can succeed or what their true objective is.

Dec 18 16:22

Trump Sets the Cat Among the Jewish Pigeons

Palestine/Israel will be transformed into a democratic state, where Jews and Palestinians will live happily ever after, as equals.

The nomination of David Friedman horrified liberal Israelis, cheered Palestinian activists, befogged the Israeli and Palestinian officials, and created a great rift among US Jews. With one brilliant stroke Donald Trump made more mischief than one would think possible. If you have no time for details, I’ll tell you: it is a good, even very good development for Palestine and Palestinians, and it is likely to save Trump’s skin back home.

Dec 18 11:46

FOREIGN AID FARCE: How YOUR money is lining pockets of fat cat charity bosses

BOSSES of charities funded by British foreign aid are raking in massive six-figure salaries, it has emerged.

The fat cats are lining their pockets with cash from the Department for International Development (DFID) meant to help people in need.

They include former Labour Foreign Secretary David Miliband.

He is said to pocket an eye-watering £530,000 as president of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), which helps refugees and disaster vitims.

Dec 18 10:40

Britain sends 'CLEAR MESSAGE' to Russia after revealing plans to train Ukrainian troops

BRITAIN will continue to train the Ukrainian troops until 2018 in the build up to a potential conflict with a more "belligerent" Russia, Michael Fallon has announced.

Dec 18 10:35

HEALTH ALERT: People urged not to eat supermarket gravy containing PAINT THINNER chemical

OFFICIALS have tonight issued an urgent safety notice after potentially dangerous levels of a paint thinner chemical were found in batches of supermarket gravy granules.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is urging people not to consume Kania Gravy Granules bought from the supermarket chain Lidl over fears they could cause nasty side effects.

Two batches of the product contain the chemical xylene, which is used to make paint thinner, and which when consumed can cause symptoms including headaches, dizziness, nausea and vomiting.

Dec 18 08:38

‘Russia Card’ Vendetta

Hack or Leak ?

When it comes to American politics specifically and European politics in general, there is nothing like playing the Russia card. If there is something wrong or there is something you don’t like, simply blame Vladimir Putin.That is exactly what the CIA is doing.

CrossTalking with Former Intelligence Analyst Ray McGovern, Former CIA Philip Giraldi, and James Jatras

Dec 18 08:32

From ‘Fake News’ to ‘Fake Intelligence’ – Wayne Madsen

The real headlines should read: «CIA interfered in presidential election by supporting Clinton over Trump».

Never in the history of the Central Intelligence Agency has it and its surrogates so blatantly and boldly interfered in a U.S. election.

The U.S. media, in a matter of hours, altered course from concentrating on «fake news» about innocent pizzerias being linked to child sexual exploitation to spotlighting «fake intelligence» about Russia’s alleged cyber-espionage operation designed to elect Donald Trump president. The CIA leaked to The Washington Post, the owner of which has a $600 million contract with the CIA to provide cloud computing, findings of a secret report on Russia’s alleged «fixing» of the 2016 U.S. presidential election to favor Trump over Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Dec 17 16:20

Trump’s people ignore Electoral College threat at their electoral peril

We'll see in a few days how the Electoral College gambit (Hillary's "Plan D" - the first three being rig the election [A], recounts [B] and Russia [C], all failed) plays out.

Anyone who has access to the Trump transition team needs to get one clear message through to them. This is, that the 2016 election is NOT YET over, and Trump could find himself on the evening of December 19th with the new President-elect, Hillary Clinton, having a majority of the votes in the Electoral College which votes that day; or having the election sent to the US House of Representative for the outcome to be determined, as happened in 1800, 1824 and 1876 (for different reasons).

Dec 17 10:26

UK 'secretly selling arms to Saudi Arabia and elsewhere under opaque licencing system'

The UK is secretly selling arms to Saudi Arabia and other countries under an opaque type of export licence, it has been reported.

The military and defence industry is a major player in the UK economy, worth about £7.7bn a year.

But many of the countries buying British arms are run by governments with dubious human rights records, even though the destinations of such exports are supposed to meet human rights standards.

Dec 16 19:29

Over 1000 Muslims Block London Streets Chanting Allahu Akbar To Demand Islamic Caliphate

The street outside the empty embassy in Belgrave Square, London, was closed off as it filled with protestors and Islamic leaders chanting loudly and calling for America to be punished over Aleppo.

The demonstration became an alternative to an official rally calling for an end to the bloodshed in Syria outside Downing Street.

Dec 16 17:48

British Troops Arrive In Middle East To Train Syrian Rebels

UK forces have arrived in the Middle East to help train moderate Syrian rebels engaged in the fight against ISIS.

Dec 16 17:44

Jewish Power is now British Law – It’s Official!

By Gilad Atzmon

For years I have argued that Jewish power is the power to silence criticism of Jewish Power. Now, UK Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed that my observation is spot on.

PM May has decided to accept the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism and to integrate it into British law.

According to the IHRA, “antisemitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of antisemitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities.”

Dec 16 16:15

Most UK Terrorism Arrests Result In No Charges – Home Office

The majority of UK terrorism arrests result in no charges or convictions, according to new Home Office figures.

The statistics show that the vast majority of suspects arrested in relation to terrorism over the last decade and a half are eventually released without charge.

Dec 16 14:03

Priests, Teachers, Coaches: Children’s Home Sex Abuse Survivors Publish Harrowing Report

More details are emerging on the alleged sexual abuse of dozens of children at a care home in London, as survivors publish their own 129-page report after losing faith in the official inquiry.

Dec 16 13:12

Farage Undermines PM Theresa May Again With 3rd Donald Trump Meeting

Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage has visited Trump Tower in New York for the third time, in what is likely to be a major embarrassment to UK Prime Minister Theresa May, who has yet to meet the US president-elect.

US news reporters confirmed Farage entered the lobby of Trump Tower in New York at 2:23pm (EST) and went up in the elevator which takes visitors to Donald Trump’s office.

Dec 16 11:45

Former Britain First Leader Paul Golding Jailed For Breaching Mosque Ban

The former leader of far-right group Britain First has been jailed for eight weeks after he breached a High Court order which prohibited him from entering mosques in England and Wales.

Paul Golding, who stepped down as leader of the group last month, pleaded guilty to the charge following the breach.

Dec 16 11:05

Trudeau Leads The Globalists, UK Denies Brexit Could Take 10 Years

Justin Trudeau: 'Globalisation isn't working for ordinary people'

Dec 16 10:58

London’s 328-Year-Old Lloyd’s Insurance Market Plans EU Move In The Coming Year

After 328 years in the city, Lloyd’s of London will become one of the first major UK businesses to confirm moving part of its operation to the continent as a result of Brexit.

Earlier this year, the insurance giant’s chairman John Nelson said London’s status as a global insurance leader had been put at risk by the result of the June EU referendum.

Dec 16 10:10

All By Myself: Awkward Footage Appears To Show Theresa May Being Snubbed At EU Summit

Footage shared on social media shows the awkward moment UK Prime Minister Theresa May appears to be shunned by her European counterparts at an EU Summit.

The PM was left in no doubt as to Britain’s new place in the EU on Thursday, when European leaders looked like they were snubbing her after a key meeting.

Dec 16 09:58


The street outside the empty embassy in Belgrave Square, London, was closed off as it filled with protestors and Islamic leaders chanting loudly and calling for America to be punished over Aleppo.

Dec 16 09:33

Second drug giant ‘ripped off NHS’ by hiking up cost of lifesaving drug by 12,000 PER CENT

Actavis UK hiked the cost of 10mg hydrocortisone tablets from 70p in April 2008 to an eye-watering £88 per pack by March this year, according to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

It equates to an increase of more than 12,000 per cent.

Before April 2008, the NHS spent about £522,000 a year on hydrocortisone tablets.

But by 2015, this had soared to a whopping £70million a year.

Dec 16 09:09

Russia’s UK ambassador: ‘I asked MPs how they will fight terrorists in Syria. I got no answer’

“They were concerned about humanitarian aid, but I said I see no plans from the UK to provide direct humanitarian aid. I informed them what Russia was doing – 35 tons of food a day, supplies for two hospitals, capable of treating 450 people a day,” Yakovenko told RT in an interview straight after the talks. “All this talk of humanitarian problems in Aleppo should be supported by deeds.”

On Thursday, the UK’s Defense Secretary, Michael Fallon, said that “Aleppo is a tragedy of Russia’s making,” suggesting that the recapture of the city, supported by Russia’s Air Force, had a high human cost.

“Their position is not consistent,” Yakovenko, who has been in his post in London for almost six years, said of the MPs. “They are emphasizing the humanitarian point of view, but the eastern part of Aleppo was held hostage by the terrorists, and hundreds, maybe thousands were killed, and I hope now these atrocities are in the past.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"We are gooooooood. Russia is baaaaaaaaad. That's all we need to know!" -- Number 9 3/4

Dec 16 08:30

‘Auschwitz A Theme Park’: Blogger In Court For UK’s First Anti-Jewish Racism Private Prosecution

A Derbyshire blogger, who is accused of posting a video calling Auschwitz a “theme park” and gas chambers a “hoax,” has appeared in court in what is believed to be the first private prosecution in the UK for anti-Jewish racism.

Dec 15 18:03

London Woman 1st In World To Give Birth Using Ovarian Tissue Frozen Before Puberty

A London woman is believed to be the first in the world to give birth with the help of ovarian tissue that was frozen before she reached puberty. The tissue was removed from her body ahead of chemotherapy treatment needed to treat a blood disorder.

Dec 15 16:46

Bob Geldof's Brexit U-turn: Rock star admits European Union does NOT work

REMAIN campaigner Sir Bob Geldof has done a U-turn and unleashed a blistering attack on the European Union.

One of the highest-profile pro-EU campaigners during the Brexit referendum, he said Brussels needs a radical overhaul quickly.

“Europe needs reform – it is sclerotic,” he told Trinity College Dublin’s Law Society.

“The whole system is constipated. It needs a laxative to clear it out.”

Dec 15 15:52

Disunited Europe: EU Parliament Angry It Has No Say In Brexit Negotiations

Divisions over how to handle the Brexit are emerging within the EU, with MEPs threatening to begin their own negotiations with the UK if they are not given a say in the talks.

Belgian MEP Guy Verhofstadt launched an attack on representatives of the Council of the European Union on Wednesday, accusing them of trying to sideline the European Parliament in Brexit negotiations.

Dec 15 14:03

How does it feel being interfered with, America?

Stuart Littlewood highlights the irony of Americans complaining about alleged Russian meddling in their elections when the US and its UK ally seem to have set themselves regime change as a standard foreign policy goal.

Dec 15 13:25

Video: ‘Iran Is Interfering In The Middle East’ Says Ridiculous Theresa May So Iran Summons UK Ambassador

Iran summons UK envoy over 'divisive' May remarks to Gulf Arabs
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May smiles as she meets the King of Bahrain King Hamad Bin Isa Khalifa in Manama, Bahrain, December 7, 2016.

Dec 15 12:34

1000 Muslims block London streets chanting Allahu Akbar to demand Islamic caliphate

The street outside the empty embassy in Belgrave Square, London, was closed off as it filled with protestors and Islamic leaders chanting loudly and calling for America to be punished over Aleppo.

The demonstration became an alternative to an official rally calling for an end to the bloodshed in Syria outside Downing Street.

During the speeches which lasted almost an hour the crowd chanted Allahu Akbar 'God is the greatest' and cheered for those calling for a global caliphate.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Did I hear the word 'global' ?!?" -- George Sore-Ass

Dec 15 10:44

UK Foreign Secretary Urged To Pressure Manama To Release Activist

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has been urged to pressure the Bahraini royal family to set free prominent opposition leader and human rights activist Nabeel Rajab.

More than 20 MPs from the Conservatives, Labour, the Scottish National party, the Democratic Unionist party, the Liberal Democrats, the Greens and the SDLP sent a letter to the Foreign Office on Wednesday, voicing concern over detention of the activist in the tiny Persian Gulf country.

Dec 15 07:30


Isn’t it ironic how the mainstream media has the nerve to lecture everyone else about “fake news” when they are the primary source of fake news on a consistent basis stretching back years?

Fake news stories and fake narratives put out by the mainstream media have resulted in deaths, destruction and people’s lives being ruined.

The most harmful fake news is routinely published by the mainstream media.

They are the main progenitors of fake news.

Dec 15 07:14

US and UK Spied Passengers on Planes for 10 Years

US and British spies have been intercepting data transfers and listening in on mobile phone calls made on passenger planes for ten years, according to leaked classified files.

Dec 15 06:06

A British citizen has been tortured by Israel’s secret police

but he's of Lebanese descent so it's OK.

Dec 14 19:48

British Police Nab Six Over Terror Plot For Christmas

British police say they have arrested six people suspected of plotting terror attacks for Christman on behalf of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group (ISIL) in the United Kingdom.

Police officials said the arrests in the English Midlands city of Derby on Monday foiled a “significant” terror plan that came after months of close surveillance by the MI5 and counter-terrorism police forces.

Dec 14 14:46

If Politicians Want Aleppo Airdrops, They Should Be On The Planes Themselves – MP

Fiery former army colonel-turned-MP Bob Stewart has told MPs lobbying for military intervention in the ruined Syrian city of Aleppo that if they want airdrops, they had better volunteer to be on the planes.

Dec 14 14:43

Blame It on the Russians! The UK Politician Blames Russia for BREXIT

It’s safe to say that blaming election results that some people find unfavorable on Russia has become fashionable lately.

Dec 14 10:41

Algerian Underworld Helping Traffickers Smuggle Potential Terrorists Into UK – Greek Investigators

People traffickers were able to smuggle hundreds of illegal immigrants into Britain, including potential terrorists, with the help of counterfeit passports, Greek investigators have revealed.

Police forces in Britain and Greece seized 33 suspected members of a gang charging Iranian citizens up to £12,500 (US$15,800) for high-quality fake passports. An estimated 1,100 people used the service.

Dec 14 10:10

Scottish Amazon Workers Sleeping in Tents, Facing 'Intolerable' Work Conditions

The company annually hires tens of thousands of temporary workers to run its fulfillment centers around the world during the busy winter holiday season.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hey, not to worry; this is precisely the kind of life Jeff Bezos envisions for ALL the world's poor, particularly if they have the misfortune of working for his company!

And this will not be the first time Bezos' vision of "social responsibility" has been scrutinized:

Jeff Bezos defends Amazon working conditions from attack

Dec 14 06:58

Remoaner SAVAGED by Brexit backers for 'CRAZY' claims Russian hackers SWAYED EU referendum

A BITTER Remoaner has been ripped apart by a group of Brexiteers for claiming Russian hackers "probably" influenced the outcome of the historic EU referendum vote.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"But, but, but ... it worked for Hillary!!!!!"

Dec 13 16:29

If politicians want Aleppo airdrops, they should be on the planes themselves – MP

Fiery former army colonel-turned-MP Bob Stewart has told MPs lobbying for military intervention in the ruined Syrian city of Aleppo that if they want airdrops, they had better volunteer to be on the planes.

He was speaking at an emergency Commons debate on the question of how the UK should respond to the end of the four-year siege of the city by the Assad government.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The British version of "Here's your rifle..."

Dec 13 15:59

'That's a bit rich!' Brexit supporters ridicule claim of Remoaner MP Ben Bradshaw that Russian hackers 'probably' swayed the EU referendum

Russian hackers 'probably' swayed the historic EU referendum vote for Brexit, a former Cabinet minister has claimed.

Labour MP Ben Bradshaw, a prominent Remain supporter, raised doubts about the validity of the result in June as he warned that people were underestimating the extent of cyber-warfare by Vladimir Putin.

Dec 13 15:52

UK’s £22mn Payouts To Iraqis Over Military Abuse Now Under Scrutiny

Payouts over the abuse and detention of Iraqi nationals by the British military adding up to more than £22 million (US$27.5 million) are now under fire after details were obtained by the press.

The Daily Mail, which saw documents relating to previous payouts, says that many of the cases were settled because of European human rights law.

Dec 13 15:31

Blueprint For The Future? Police To Be Replaced By Private Security Firm

A village in the UK is set to lose it’s police force and be replaced by a private security firm, it has emerged.

Residents in Selston, Nottinghamshire, may have to pay upwards of £130,000 per year for protection as crime in the area has skyrocketed by 30% since losing all their full time police officers 2 years ago.

Dec 13 14:57

Blueprint For The Future? Police To Be Replaced By Private Security Firm

A village in the UK is set to lose it’s police force and be replaced by a private security firm, it has emerged.

Residents in Selston, Nottinghamshire, may have to pay upwards of £130,000 per year for protection as crime in the area has skyrocketed by 30% since losing all their full time police officers 2 years ago.

Dec 13 14:48

Targeted Homeless People Sprayed With Freezing Water On ‘Hostile’ British Streets

Homeless people are facing increasingly hostile streets as more rough sleepers find their nights disturbed by “deliberate noise pollution” and “defensive architecture,” as well as attempts to spray them with water as they sleep.

Crisis, a homelessness charity, said 20 percent of those it surveyed claimed to experience deliberate attempts to disturb their sleep and force them away from public spaces.

Dec 13 14:43

70% Of London Open To Hackers And Cyber Attacks

A Freedom of Information (FoI) request has revealed that almost 70% of London boroughs are wide open to security breaches.

London councils are ill-prepared to deal with hacks and cyber attacks as it has emerged that 69% are using outdated software, including Windows Server 2003, SQL Server 2005, and Windows Server 2000.

Dec 13 14:31

UK Prime Minister Theresa May renews vow of servility to Israel

Two weeks to the day after the deputy leader of Britain’s Labour Party, Tom Watson, assured Zionist lobbyists of his complete and unconditional subservience to Israel, his prime minister, Theresa May, has gone even further.

Addressing more than 800 guests of the Zionist lobby group, Conservative Friends of Israel (CFI), she delivered what the Israeli news website Ynet described as “a staunchly pro-Israel speech… during which she declared her government’s unwavering support for Israel” and “proclaimed her unequivocal opposition to boycotts” of the apartheid state... >>

Dec 13 14:04

Suspected ‘Muslim Killer’ Stabs Man On South London Train

A man wielding a knife and reportedly shouting about “killing Muslims” stabbed another passenger on a train in north London.

The British Transport Police has confirmed that “one person has been arrested on suspicion of [great bodily harm]” after being called to Forest Hill railway station around 13:00 GMT.

Dec 13 11:31

‘Morally Wrong’ Not To Let EU Citizens Stay After Brexit, MPs From All Sides Tell Govt

European citizens living in Britain should be allowed to remain in the country after the Brexit process is complete, MPs from both the Leave and Remain campaigns told the government.

An expert panel composed of politicians, trade unionists and employers groups has come forward with a series of proposals on how to manage the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union without affecting the rights of current residents. But Prime Minister Theresa May is refusing to agree the status of the close-to-3 million EU nationals living in the country until the rights of Britons residing in other European states is guaranteed.

Dec 13 09:32

Hammond: Delay Brexit For Risks To Financial Stability

British Chancellor Philip Hammond has called for a delay to completing the Brexit process, saying it might otherwise pose “risks to financial stability.”

Hammond said Monday that “an emerging view among businesses, among regulators and among thoughtful politicians” necessitated a transitional deal after Brexit.

Dec 12 23:12

Exclusive Interview with President-elect Donald Trump Dec 11 2016

The Trump Wave – Chris Wallace with President-elect Donald Trump

When asked why would the CIA put out the story that the Russians wanted you to win, Trump said I don’t think it is the CIA, I think it is the Democrat’s,because they suffered one of the greatest defeats in the history of politics.

I am open-minded… I’m somebody that gets it…other countries are eating our lunch…the great American people have been forgotten…millions of people have given up looking for work… I understand our country – Donald J Trump

Dec 12 17:17

Drones To Be Equipped With Britain’s Much-Vaunted, Barely Used, Brimstone Missiles

UK drones are to be equipped with the much-vaunted Brimstone missiles which were used to justify involvement in Syria but then barely used, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has confirmed.

Dec 12 17:14

Flashback: Languishing in Arizona, our once-mighty fleet of Harriers... sold for the price of just ONE of their US-made replacements

They were once the pride of Britain’s RAF and Royal Navy – but now these stripped-down Harrier vertical take-off jump jets sit like skeletons in the famous US aircraft ‘Boneyard’ in the Arizona desert.

The once iconic aircraft – whose original versions first saw active service more than 40 years ago – are among some of the 72 Harriers that Britain prematurely scrapped and then sold to America for a knockdown £116?million last November.

Dec 12 17:13

Defense experts warn of 'disaster' for Britain after Donald Trump suggests undoing 'out of control' F-35 fighter jet project

"If the US were to cancel the programme in its entirety tomorrow, the UK would truly be up a creek without a paddle," Francis Tusa, editor of Defence Analysis, said.

Financially, Britain would lose the £2bn it has contributed to the research and development of the supersonic jet, which has been designed to avoid detection on enemy radar.

And, Mr Tusa said, it would leave the UK without a plane to put on its new Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers: "This is the only plane with vertical landing".

"Worry not, we've got lots of old Harr ... eh?"

Dec 12 16:52

Majority of employers planning to take on more staff, says recruiter

Most employers expect to boost job numbers in the new year as the post-referendum panic fades.

ManpowerGroup, the recruitment agency, said its quarterly survey of employers found they have shrugged off concerns about the impact of Brexit to report an improved outlook for the first three months of 2017.

The survey, which is based on responses from 2,104 UK employers, reported a rise of two points in its employment index to +7%, the highest level of optimism in two years.

Mark Cahill, the managing director of ManpowerGroup UK, said: “Employers are still unsure about what exactly Brexit will mean, but are not letting that uncertainty deter them from hiring.”

Dec 12 16:27

Britain’s Post-Brexit Trading Via WTO Could Be ‘Blocked Over Territorial Disputes’

Britain’s push for a new post-Brexit World Trade Organization (WTO) settlement could be thwarted by countries with which it has territorial disputes such as Argentina and Spain, experts warn.

Dec 12 15:13

Homeless People Sprayed With Water As They Sleep On British Streets

Homeless people are finding British streets to be increasingly hostile places for rough sleepers who say they are being targeted with “deliberate noise pollution”, “defensive architecture,” and attempts to spray them with water as they sleep.

Dec 12 13:22

Obama Out Not With a Bang, But a Whimp

The whimpering Obama administration is not over yet. Expect more sensational CIA exploits; more demonization of Russia; more weaponizing of “moderate” Syrian “rebels”; and even the odd false flag.

Clinton’s campaign – fully supported by President Obama — spent a whopping $1.2 billion and floundered ignominiously at the US presidential election. So Obama decided that the consolation “prize” is to order the “intelligence community” – a contradiction in terms – to conduct a “full review” of how the evil Russians handed out the Big Prize to Donald Trump.

Dec 12 13:16

Stop the CIA Coup – The Deep State versus Donald Trump

The CIA is up to its old tricks: overthrowing a democratically elected government. Only this time it’s our government.

“The CIA presentation to senators about Russia’s intentions fell short of a formal US assessment produced by all 17 intelligence agencies. A senior US official said there were minor disagreements among intelligence officials about the agency’s assessment, in part because some questions remain unanswered.” [emphasis added]

Dec 12 11:50

UK To Adopt Official Anti-Semitism Definition Following Rise In Incidents Targeting Jews – Reports

Britain will reportedly become one of the first nations to adopt an official definition of anti-Semitism, following an increase in the number of reported incidents targeting Jews.

Prime Minister Theresa May is apparently set to deliver a speech in which she will state that the adoption of the definition “means there will be one definition of anti-Semitism – in essence, language, or behavior that displays hatred towards Jews because they are Jews – and anyone guilty of that will be called out on it.”

Dec 12 08:57

£70,000 Raised In Crowdfunding For New Case Against Brexit

A fresh legal bid initiated by a British barrister is to be taken to an Irish court after thousands supported his case via a crowdfunding platform in an effort to derail Brexit.

The new legal challenge to the results of the British referendum is to be taken to Ireland’s High Court, which is expected to decide whether Article 50 – the one that sets out the process of Britain’s withdrawal from the EU – is revocable once it is activated. The court is also set to rule on whether leaving the EU means automatically leaving the European Economic Area.

Dec 12 08:36

UK adopts antisemitism definition to combat hate crime against Jews

The government is to formally adopt a definition of what constitutes antisemitism, which includes over-sweeping condemnation of Israel, with Theresa May saying the measure will help efforts to combat hate crime against Jews.

Britain will become one of the first countries to use this definition of antisemitism, as agreed last May at a conference of the Berlin-based International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), the prime minister will say in London.

Dec 12 08:35

Targeted homeless people sprayed with freezing water on ‘hostile’ British streets

Homeless people are facing increasingly hostile streets as more rough sleepers find their nights disturbed by “deliberate noise pollution” and “defensive architecture,” as well as attempts to spray them with water as they sleep.

Dec 12 06:20

It's not he or she - it's ze: Oxford students told to use 'gender neutral pronouns'

Deliberately using the wrong pronoun for a transgender person is an offence under Oxford's behaviour code.

Dec 11 16:19

Delegitimising Israel: Nobody does it better than the Israelis themselves

Stuart Littlewood laments the double standards of the UK and US which stifle debate of Israel and forced academics to relocate a conference on Israel to Ireland after repeated censorship by Southampton University.

Dec 11 12:32

‘Total respect!’ Troops show their love for Trump at Army-Navy game; check out the video, photos

This is the year of breaking records, Army beating Navy after 14 years
The annual Army-Navy game is a proud American tradition often attended by U.S. Presidents ever since Theodore Roosevelt first attended a snow-filled event in 1901.

The 117th annual game, however, saw the first president-elect on record in attendance.

If you were at the game or watching on television, you couldn’t have missed Trump’s entrance thanks to the massive cheers coming from the military cadets in attendance.

Dec 10 23:00

NSPCC reveals a 26 per cent rise in number of children self harming in East of England, including Essex, Southend and Thurrock

A LEADING charity has revealed a worrying 26 per cent rise in the number of children and young people treated in hospital after self-harming in the East of England, which includes Essex.

New NSPCC research reveals that nearly 19,000 children and young people in England and Wales were admitted to hospital for self-harm last year – an increase of almost 2,400 - 14 per cent - in the past three years.

Last year 2,484 children and young people were hospitalised across the East of England for self-harm, with professionals seeing over 500 more cases than three years ago.

Dec 10 22:58

Poundworld fined £190,000 for selling 72,000 dangerous mobile phone charger kits

Discount retailer Poundworld has been prosecuted and ordered to pay more than £190,000 in fines and costs after selling thousands of faulty phone charger kits with forged safety test certificates to consumers in the UK.

Dec 10 22:52

Theresa May faces new Brexit legal challenge

Theresa May faces a new challenge to her bid to start the process to take Britain out of the European Union after it emerged that opponents plan to launch a fresh legal action on Monday.

Campaigners are planning to write to the government to say that they are going to launch a High Court action to keep Britain in the single market.

The claimants are seeking a judicial review in an attempt to give MPs a new power of veto over the terms on which Britain leaves the EU, following a legal path set by campaigner Gina Miller whose case was heard in the Supreme Court last week.

Dec 10 17:27

President-elect Trump Delivers Remarks At “Thank You” Rally In Michigan

President-elect Trump Kicks Off Victory Tour in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

“You the American people will be in-charge. Your voice will never fall on deaf ears again.”

“Thank you Michigan. We are going to bring back your jobs & together, we will MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”

Dec 10 17:23

Marine Generals on Trump’s Team

"Mad Dog" Mattis Plays no Games" - Donald Trump

Former members of the Marines, the military’s smallest but proudest branch have gone on to become senators, governors, and senior government officials. But never has a former Marine become president of the United States. Perhaps with the elevation of these Marines into senior foreign policy roles, that could change.

Dec 10 12:36

UK Committed To Security Of Persian Gulf Allies: Johnson

The UK “is back” in the Persian Gulf region and will remain committed to the security of its Arab allies there in the foreseeable future, says British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson.

Dec 10 12:35

GCHQ Spied On Former Colonies & African Leaders, Including UK Allies – Snowden Leaks

Britain’s electronic spy agency listened in on businessmen, government departments and politicians, including heads of state closely allied to the UK, according to the latest Snowden leaks.

The documents, first seen by French Newspaper Le Monde, are likely to cause severe diplomatic issues between the UK and, for example, Kenya, whose President Mwai Kibaki was named in the leaks alongside his senior advisers.

Dec 10 00:44

Rolling Back the Empire: Washington’s Proxy-Army Faces Decisive Defeat in Aleppo

It appears that the battle of Aleppo is about to end and the Syrian Army is on the “verge of total victory.”

Syrian Army helicopters dropped leaflets on parts of eastern Aleppo on Sunday warning anti-government fighters to surrender while they still had the chance. Hundreds of jihadists have already laid down their weapons and surrendered while a hardline corps of deadenders continue to fend off the rapidly advancing army.

Dec 09 16:50

UK-Based Banks Mull Post-Brexit Switch From London To Paris

Leading international banks based in Britain are planning to shift some operations from London to Paris following the Brexit vote, in order to maintain access to the European Union financial markets, France’s senior financial regulator says.

Dec 09 13:14

Homeless People To Be Fined Up To $1,300 For Sleeping On Sidewalk

Homeless people could be fined up to £1,000 for sleeping in doorways near popular tourist spots, under new rules launched by a London council.

It’s not clear how destitute rough sleepers are expected to pay.

Dec 09 12:35

UK Police Officers Accused Of Sexually Abusing Victims

Hundreds of British police officers have allegedly got away with sexually assaulting crime victims because authorities fail to take action against the officers, a report has revealed.

A study by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) described the scale of the sex abuse as the most serious form of corruption.

Dec 09 08:43

Robot takeover begins? Corporate giant Capita replaces staff with automatons

Outsourcing giant Capita is to sack 2,000 staff and replace them with robots in a move some fear will be repeated across the economy, leading to more than 1 million job losses.

The FTSE 100-listed firm, which collects the BBC license fee and provides services for the NHS, said it needed to ax 2,000 jobs to save money due to poor trading with corporate clients.

It said it would use the money it saved to fund investment into robotic workers across the whole company, according to the Guardian.

Dec 09 08:28

Owner Of ‘Really British’ Shop Shocked At Critics Claiming He’s Racist

The owner of a shop that specializes in British-themed products has rejected accusations of prejudice, accusing his detractors of “reverse racism.”

Small businessman Chris Ostwald said his North London shop ‘Really British,’ which sells only products with a British angle, has been subject to unfair criticism from locals.

Among Ostwald’s wares are Prince Charles’ favorite socks, Union Jack cushions and chairs, as well as UK-produced ‘beer mustard.’

Dec 09 08:17

Record UK exports drive huge narrowing in trade deficit

Record exports drove a significant reduction in Britain's monthly trade deficit in October, setting a "solid base" for growth in the final quarter of the year.

Exports of goods rose by £2.1bn to £26.8bn in October, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

This is the highest level since records began in 1997, and was boosted by strong goods exports to non-EU countries, which jumped to a record £14.4bn.

The increase also pushed up total exports of goods and services to a record level of £46.4bn, though this was driven solely by goods.

Recent surveys suggest the fall in the value of the pound since the Brexit vote has helped exporters to become more competitive.

Dec 08 20:14

Britain called Israel a ‘threat to the Middle East’, leak shows

The UK’s intelligence agency GCHQ carried out surveillance on the Israeli military, defence firms and diplomatic missions, French newspaper Le Monde has reported, based on leaked documents from whistleblower Edward Snowden.

“The Israelis constitute a true threat to regional security, in particular because of the position of this country with respect to the Iranian dossier," a top secret file from Britain's intelligence-gathering unit reportedly read, despite the UK's professed support for Israel and the closeness between the two countries.

The document dates from 2009, when a Labour government led by Prime Minister Gordon Brown was in office.

Dec 08 16:08

Mirai variant turns TalkTalk routers into zombie botnet agents

Hundreds of Mirai-infected home routers across the UK are currently acting as DDoS bots.

The vast majority (99 per cent) of these 2,398 Mirai-infected devices are TalkTalk routers, according to security researchers at DDoS mitigation firm Imperva Incapsula.

“The botnet devices’ geolocation is very uncommon for DDoS botnets and indicates a vulnerability in a locally distributed device, which allows for such a regional botnet to appear,” Imperva Incapsula warns.

“Without full access to the infected routers, it’s difficult to know with certainty whether the malware used to execute this attack was the same Mirai variant used against Deutsche Telekom or the one encountered by the BadCyber researchers.”

Dec 08 16:05

90 per cent of the NHS is STILL relying on Windows XP

The NHS is still running Windows XP en masse, two and a half years after Microsoft stopped delivering bug fixes and security updates.

Nearly all of England NHS trusts – 90 per cent – continue to rely on PCs installed with Microsoft’s 15-year-old desktop operating system.

Dec 08 09:27

The Tide Is Turning Against the Oligarchs — Paul Craig Roberts

The ruling oligarchy and their presstitute media have become desperate now that they are losing control over explanations and Americans’ minds. Thus, they charge independent Internet journalists such as myself with being Russian agents peddling fake news.

Recent legislation in the House of Representatives, the list of 200 alleged Russian agents, and the attacks on president-elect Trump from within the US intelligence community make it clear that pressures on truthtellers are increasing.

Dec 08 09:24

Is Peace Possible? A Dialogue With Johan Galtung On Ukraine; Trump, Putin, And…

I expect these two men to cooperate — Johan Galtung

JG: I think there is a big difference in the campaigner Donald Trump, with his horrible remarks, and all his prejudices, and the President-Elect—who announces himself as the President for all Americans! While we are focusing on Ukraine, I was particularly interested in a statement made by a member of the Trump team about the 200-year relationship between Russia and the United States: the point was made that Russia supported what became the United States, against the French and the English empires. And that was Tsar Alexander I!...

It helps to have a long time-perspective! This is the first time in my life that I have heard of a President-Elect, or a President, having an historical perspective!

Dec 08 09:06

UK £6 Billion Worse Off After Multi Billion Pound Gold “Accounting Error”

UK failed to measure huge imports of gold coins and bars after Brexit vote

Dec 07 19:40

Pfizer and Flynn Pharma fined over 2,600% NHS price hike

The regulator's investigation found prices were raised by up to 2,600% after the drug, once known as Epanitin, was "deliberately" de-branded in September 2012 when Stevenage-based Flynn bought the UK distribution rights from Pfizer.

It meant that because the drug was now generic it was no longer subject to price regulation.

The CMA said the amount the NHS was charged for 100mg packs of the drug rocketed from £2.83 to £67.50 - raising the annual cost from about £2m annually in 2012 to £50m the following year.

It added: "The prices of the drug in the UK have also been many times higher than Pfizer's prices for the same drug in any other European country."

Dec 07 17:13

Theresa May Pledges To Stand By Iran Nuclear Deal That Trump Promises To ‘Dismantle’

British Prime Minister Theresa May is standing her ground against US President-elect Donald Trump, as she prepares to tell Gulf leaders that she will continue to back the Iran nuclear deal.

Dec 07 15:38

UK’s Deceitful Ideologue Should Be Tried For Iraq War Crimes: Expert

Tony Blair is “a deceitful and manipulative ideologue,” who should be tried for war crimes over his role in the 2003 Iraq war and for deceiving a naive British public, but instead he is discussing the threat of political uprising in the West, an international lawyer and political analyst says.

Dec 07 12:43

Can Trump Leash His Pentagon ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis?

President-elect Donald Trump formally introduced his pick to lead the defense department Tuesday, as he brought his “thank you” tour to Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Will the mad dog be leashed? Ron Paul Liberty Report weighs in:

Dec 07 12:38

‘Mad Dog’ Mattis and the Spirit of Trumpism

When it comes to foreign policy, the incoming Trump administration displays a split personality.

Mattis exemplifies the dual nature of the new administration.
This was readily apparent during the campaign, when, on the one hand, Donald Trump told us we were lied into the Iraq war, that NATO is “obsolete,” and that we have no business supporting regime change in Syria – and, on the other hand, he declared that he would crush ISIS, that it was a mistake to leave Iraq, and that we have to “rebuild our military,” as if we don’t already spend as much as the top ten defense spenders.

Dec 07 12:21

British Think Tank Received £25m From Bahrain: Leaked Documents

Leaked documents show that a British research institute has been receiving millions of pounds in cash from Bahrain over the past five years, despite the fact that the Al Khalifah regime is under international criticism over its widespread human rights violations.

Dec 07 09:33

Farron's threat: Lib Dem discusses with EU chief whether Brexit can be STOPPED

TIM FARRON has admitted he travelled to Brussels to meet with an EU chief to discuss whether it was possible to stop Brexit.

Dec 07 09:22

British Premier To Talk Of Iran Nuclear Deal In Bahrain

British Prime Minister Theresa May is set to talk to Arab leaders of the (Persian) Gulf Cooperation Council that the nuclear deal between Iran and the world powers, including Britain, is crucial for security in the Middle East.

Dec 07 09:17

Foundry site where Liberty Bell was made to close doors after 277 years

The foundry site in England where the Liberty Bell and London's Big Ben were made is going to close after 277 years, the Guardian reports.

The owners of the Whitechapel Foundry, considered London's oldest manufacturing business, have sold their building and plan to close the site in May but hope to sell the business so that it can resume operations at another location.

Dec 07 08:26

UK Will Not Be Allowed Any Cherrypicking Over Brexit: Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Britain will not be given much leeway to “cherry pick” the parts of the European Union it prefers in the Brexit negotiations without accepting its four basic freedoms.

“We will not allow any cherrypicking,” Merkel said at a meeting of her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party members in the German western city of Essen on Tuesday.

Dec 07 08:11

Brexit Deal Could Be Reached By October 2018 – EU’s ‘Tough’ Chief Negotiator

A deal on Brexit could be reached by October of 2018, if all goes to plan, according to the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier.

If the UK engages in negotiations in a timely fashion, an agreement on how to implement Article 50 – the clause to leave the EU – could be reached well before the end of 2018, he said.

Dec 07 08:08

This Is How Corbyn Plans to Win British Workers

He sends his deputy leader Tom Watson to perform Jewish musical repertoire at an Israeli Lobby gathering...

Dec 07 07:59

UK Labour MP Ruth Smeeth was funded by Israel lobby

A lawmaker in the UK’s Labour Party who played a key role in this year’s manufactured anti-Semitism crisis maintained ties to the Israel lobby once she entered Parliament.

Official records show that Ruth Smeeth was funded by two ultra-wealthy figures from the same pro-Israel organization she once worked for. But these relationships have been overlooked by the British press, which have extensively reported on her allegations of anti-Semitic abuse at the hands of Jeremy Corbyn supporters.

Dec 07 05:33

Can Trump Leash His Pentagon ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis?

President-elect Donald Trump formally introduced his pick to lead the defense department Tuesday, as he brought his “thank you” tour to Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Will the mad dog be leashed? Ron Paul Liberty Report weighs in:

Dec 06 17:49

BBC To Air ‘Muslim Big Brother’ Show Featuring Islamic State Defender

The BBC is set to broadcast a two-part ‘Muslim Big Brother’ reality TV series featuring a supporter of jailed radical cleric Anjem Choudary who has defended Islamic State and was involved with the banned terror group Al-Muhajiroun.

Dec 06 16:32

Time Magazine Person Of The Year Goes To… Nigel Farage?

Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage has been shortlisted for Time magazine’s person of the year, alongside, among others, Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The MEP and leading Brexiteer is one of 11 contenders for the annual title chosen by the editors of Time magazine.

Dec 06 14:24

May In Bahrain To Start 'New Chapter' Despite International Outrage

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has arrived in Bahrain to expand ties with Arab countries of the Persian Gulf region, ignoring international calls to scrap the trip due to the widespread violations of human rights by some of those countries.

Dec 06 13:01

Iranophobes on Parade – Philip Giraldi

Will Iran be the target of the Trump regime?

Hopefully someone will convince Donald Trump that the real answer to eliminating the “Iranian threat” is not war.

One of the most discouraging aspects of the filling out of the Donald Trump cabinet is the array of Iran haters that seem to be lining up in the foreign policy and national security areas.Trump has been personally advocating sensible policies relating to Russia and Syria but he appears to have gone off the rails regarding Iran, which just might be attributed to those who are giving him advice.

Dec 06 11:40

Mr. Trump: Use Your America-First Instincts to Pick a Secretary of State

These five men taken individually or together amount to a poisonous dog’s breakfast of intervention, war-mongering, deeper bankruptcy, and Israel First.

There is not an America First-bone in any of them, and they would work against your often-stated goal of reforming U.S. foreign policy in the direction the Founders intended, and ending the influence of the passions of Neoconservatives and Israel Firsters for involving the republic in endless, unnecessary wars.

Dec 06 11:31

Failed EU – Means an Expanded Dictatorship

Mass movements frequently take on a life of their own.

As the people of the world awaken to the pernicious nature and destructive wreckage of European civilization, the EU technocrats and oligarchs respond with even greater measures of control, repression and intimidation. Yet the prospects that they will be able to maintain their autocratic rule lessons with each populist rebellion against the beasts from Brussels. Induced panic is a tool used to scare the peasants into additional submission. The most obvious method will be a major economic and monetary implosion designed to create fear so that their revered and lauded interdependency necessitates another surrender of national sovereignty.

Dec 06 10:24

Brexit Legal Challenge: Theresa May Appeals Article 50 Ruling In Supreme Court

Prime Minister Theresa May’s government launched its Supreme Court appeal on Monday to overturn an earlier High Court ruling, which stated Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty could only be triggered with the input of Parliament.

Dec 06 10:07

The Investigatory Powers Act allows the State to tell lies in court

The freshly passed Investigatory Powers Act, better known as the Snoopers' Charter, is a dog's dinner of a law. It gives virtually unrestricted powers not only to State spy organisations but also to the police and a host of other government agencies.

The operation of the oversight and accountability mechanisms in the IPA are all kept firmly out of sight – and, so its authors hope, out of mind – of the public. It is up to the State to volunteer the truth to its victims if the State thinks it has abused its secret powers. "Marking your own homework" is a phrase which does not fully capture this.

However, despite the establishment of a parallel system of secret justice, the IPA's tentacles also enshrine parallel construction into law. That is, the practice where prosecutors lie about the origins of evidence to judges and juries – thereby depriving the defendant of a fair trial because he cannot review or question the truth of the evidence against him.

Dec 06 09:50

UK Activists Rally Outside Parliament Urging Speedup Of Brexit

Pro-Brexit campaigners gathered outside the British Parliament – demanding a speed-up in the UK’s departure from the European Union.

Dec 06 09:28

Trade First, Human Rights Later? Theresa May’s Vision For UK-Gulf Relations

British Prime Minister Theresa May has set out her vision for UK trade cooperation with the Gulf regimes ahead of her historic trip to a major regional summit. She insists that, given time, human rights will come to the region.

Dec 05 19:26

Elites are fighting to keep us in the EU and undermine the will of the people

DURING the EU referendum David Cameron put out an official leaflet that could hardly be more explicit about the consequences of the vote: “This is your decision. The Government will implement what you decide.”

Yet much of the political establishment has refused to accept the result. Bristling with contempt for democracy these Remoaners are doing everything in their considerable power to thwart Brexit. The judiciary, media and Parliament are cynically exploited in their ruthless campaign of obstruction against the popular will.

The latest obstacle in the path to British freedom is the Supreme Court, which today begins its hearing to decide if the Government has to seek parliamentary approval before it can trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, the clause that signals the start of withdrawal from the EU.

Dec 05 19:12

NO SOFT BREXIT: UK 'will scoop extra £20billion a year' when it quits EU single market

THE UK will scoop at least an extra £20 billion a year in tax revenues and investment when it quits the European single market a new report has revealed.

The analysis by the Global Britain thinktank has sunk claims made by Remoaners that Britain needs to stay in the single market in what they have dubbed a “soft Brexit”.

The boost to the UK’s finances would be on top of the net £10 billion a year contribution the UK will get back by leaving the EU as well as the new revenues generated by being free to negotiate new trade deals.

It also reveals that leaving the single market will bring a renaissance in high paid jobs in Britain and force companies to start paying to train people in Britain.

Dec 05 18:21

May Urged To Pressure Bahrain Regime On Human Rights

British Prime Minister Theresa May has been urged to pressure the government of Bahrain over resorting to crackdown to silence the voice of dissent in the Persian Gulf tiny nation, when she visits leaders of the country along with other regional Arab states.

Dec 05 18:13

Throwing a tantrum like this plays into the Israel lobby's hands

Who would pick a pointless fight with an ally like the New Statesman and hand the Israel lobby an open goal just when Tel Aviv's notorious propaganda chief, Mark Regev, is settling into his new role as Israel's ambassador in London? Answer: the Palestine Solidarity Camaign (PSC), which describes itself as "the biggest organisation in the UK dedicated to securing Palestinian human rights".

Dec 05 16:07

Local TV presenter shouted 'f*cking hell' to open news bulletin

A TV newsreader in Newcastle, England, opened the station’s Friday night news bulletin by asking to start again before shouting “yes you f*cking do” at off-camera colleagues just 10 seconds after the watershed.

The presenter was on Made in Tyne and Wear, a local news station operated by Made Television Limited.

Dec 05 15:23

Leaked Memo Exposes Theresa May’s Crackdown On ‘Corrosive’ Govt Insiders

A memo has warned public officials that Theresa May has threatened to sack them for disclosing sensitive information, as leaks are “corrosive” and undermine trust in the cabinet. Ironically, the paper was leaked to the press just days after being issued.

Dec 05 11:48

Foreign Secretary: UK Supports Saudi Bombing of Yemen

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson sought to dismiss growing international criticism of British arms sales to Saudi Arabia amid a mounting number of civilians killed in Saudi airstrikes, insisting the UK remains “supportive” of Saudi Arabia and its bombing campaign.

Johnson goes on to insist that he doesn’t think Saudi Arabia has crossed “the threshold” for war crimes in the thousands of civilians killed i n Yemen airstrikes, though human rights groups appear more or less uniform in taking the opposite position, noting the Saudis appear to be deliberately attacking civilians across Yemen.

At the same time, Johnson sought to downplay the Britain’s direct involvement in the war, insisting that British forces are providing “general guidance” to the Saudis, but are not engaged in any involvement in picking specific targets for the Saudis to attack.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh, really, Foreign Secretary Johnson?!?

However much the UK's defense companies are paying you to vomit this codswallop, it cannot possibly be enough.

The US and UK are complicit in Saudi Arabia's war crimes, sir, by selling them the weapons with which civilians are assassinated; schools and hospitals are targeted; and children are slowly and painfully starving to death, courtesy of the Saudi blockade of all Yemeni port cities.

And you don't think think Saudi Arabia has crossed “the threshold” for war crimes in the thousands of civilians killed in Yemen airstrikes?!?!?

Allow me, sir, to disabuse you of that notion, and right the hell now:

Yemeni children killed and wounded in Saudi airstrikes, 2016

140 killed in a Saudi "double tap" strike at Yemeni funeral

Images: Yemeni children starving and dying, due to Saudi Arabia's bombings and naval blockade

If you are in any way a moral human being, you cannot, possibly, look at these images without a sense of disgust and disbelief; unfortunately, however, I have learned, over the years, that most politicians have their consciences surgically removed before holding office, so very possibly, you won't feel a thing, looking at these horrific images.

The numbers, in terms of civilian casualties, are right here:

As of September 2nd of this year, there have been 10,000 civilian casualties

There are also numbers on childhood malnutrition, via Voice of America:

320,000 children at risk of severe acute malnutrition.

How in the name of sanity can you possibly tell your brother and sister Brits, and the world, for that matter, with a straight face, that these numbers do not cross the "threshold" for war crimes?!?

So, congratulations are in order; you really "sold" this Saudi genocide of the Yemeni people to the British government, and I am sure that the British defense companies who fund you, overtly or covertly, are just delighted with you.

Because after all, in the UK, just as in the US, it's "profits uber alles", right?!? And we can't let a little thing like "war crimes" get in the way of profits, now, can we?!?

And by the way, how does it feel to be a war criminal, Foreign Secretary Johnson?!?

Dec 05 11:34

TalkTalk wi-fi router passwords stolen

TalkTalk broadband customers' wi-fi passwords have been stolen following a malware attack that blocked their internet access last week.

The researcher who discovered the issue said other details had also been taken that would let attackers pinpoint where the equipment was being used, making more targeted hacks possible.

Pen Test Partners' Ken Munro is urging TalkTalk to replace lots of routers.

But a TalkTalk spokeswoman indicated that a recall would be unnecessary.

Dec 05 10:58

British Prime Minister Orders Crackdown On Unauthorized Leaks

British Prime Minister Theresa May has secretly ordered a clampdown on unauthorized leaks by ministers and civil servants, a leaked document shows.

May warned that culprits would face immediate dismissal even if no threat is posed to national security, according to a memorandum leaked to the British news media on Sunday.

Dec 05 06:15

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Is A Former Treasury Secretary Who Actually Cares

Here’s an idea – how about appointing a US Treasury Secretary who actually cares for the ultimate welfare of the American People and the United States of America for a change, as opposed to using his position as a “revolving door” a la the cadre of treasonous “America-last” gaggle of premeditated criminals merely taking a leave of absence from their full-time jobs at Goldman Sachs and Covington & Burling LLP?

The American economy and its engineered 2008 crash wrought by such “financial luminaries” as Robert Rubin, Larry Summers, Gene Sperling, Hank Paulson, Tim Geithner, and others, has left a lasting effect, if not almost the total destruction of, the American Economy.

Dec 05 05:05

Donald Trump: Thank you Ohio!

Awesome after Election rally.

Keep it up, Trump supporters! NO to Lobbyists! No to Regime Change Wars! No to the Neocons! We want a foreign policy that puts #AmericaFirst

Thank you Ohio! Together, we made history – and now, the real work begins. America will start winning again! #AmericaFirst

Full Speech: President-Elect Donald Trump 'VICTORY' Rally in Cincinnati, OH 12/1/16

Dec 04 20:03

'Brexit distressed' university staff offered COUNSELLING and MINDFUL TECHNIQUES

UNIVERSITY academics are being offered counselling to help them cope with the “stress and anxiety” caused by the Brexit vote.