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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.

Feb 22 12:40

EU Could Demand Britain Pay Multibillion-Euro ‘Brexit Bill’ To Leave

Britain will be paying billions into EU projects until 2023 – four years after it is due to sign a Brexit deal – if the European Commission gets its way.

President Jean-Claude Juncker says the commission would seek payment from Theresa May’s government to cover future spending that Britain has already committed to but will not fulfil once it is no longer a member.

Feb 22 12:30

Father with no rights: Mother stops him seeing daughter for 12 years - despite 82 court orders demanding she back down

A father yesterday spoke of his anguish over an extraordinary £100,000 12-year court battle for the right to see his daughter.

The man, described as ‘irreproachable’ by a senior judge, has endured years of legal fighting with his ex-partner, who has refused to allow contact between him and their 14-year-old daughter.

Feb 22 12:19

#StopTrump: Protests Erupt Across Britain As Lawmakers Debate Canceling Trump’s State Visit

Nearly 2 million Brits have signed a petition calling on President Trump’s official state visit to be canceled.

Feb 22 11:15

Firestarter: The Unwelcome Return Of Tony Blair

Just when you thought it was safe to venture out, Frankenstein returns – at least its political equivalent in the shape of Tony Blair, Britain’s former prime minister and poster child for the venality, corruption, and opportunism of Western liberalism in our time.

Feb 22 08:13

Powers To Strip Human Rights Abusers Of Their London Assets Approved By MPs

New powers voted in by MPs will allow the government to stop foreign human rights abusers from laundering money through their UK property portfolios.

Fifty MPs from across the political spectrum voted for the new amendment to the Criminal Finances Bill, which will allow authorities to seize assets from dictators and despots.

Feb 22 07:23

The Brexit Effect: HSBC Profits Fall 82%, More Sector Losses to Follow

HSBC's net profits fell 82 percent in 2016, damaged by falling profit margins, non-existent interest rates and ever-increasing regulation - and a financial analyst has told Sputnik other UK banks' annual results could be similarly dire, on much the same basis.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would not rule out covert economic war by Brussels against Great Britain in an effort to derail BREXIT!

Feb 21 16:09

Peer Aims To Block Brexit In Lords’ Debate As Prime Minister May Looks On

A British peer has launched a campaign against Brexit, vowing to vote against the bill currently passing through the House of Lords.

Former Labour cabinet minister Peter Hain is demanding that changes be made to the EU (Notification of Withdrawal) bill, including adding clauses allowing the UK to remain part of the single market and Northern Ireland’s border with the Republic to stay open.

Feb 21 15:03

Why Do “Progressives” Like War? – Philip Giraldi

Ironically, pursuing a reset with Russia is one of the things that Trump actually gets right but the new left won’t give him a break.

Liberals are supposed to be antiwar, right? I went to college in the 1960s, when students nationwide were rising up in opposition to the Vietnam War.

As I look around now, however, I see something quite different.

The lefties I knew in college are now part of the Establishment and generally speaking are retired limousine liberals. And they now call themselves progressives, of course, because it sounds more educated and sends a better message, implying as it does that troglodytic conservatives are anti-progress. But they also have done a flip on the issue of war and peace.

Feb 21 15:00

British Suicide Bomber Blows Up Car Near Mosul, ISIS Claims

A British suicide bomber was responsible for blowing up a vehicle packed with explosives near the besieged city of Mosul in Iraq, Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) has claimed.

The SITE Intelligence Group reported that IS issued a statement saying Briton Abu Zakariya al-Britani launched the attack.

Feb 21 14:54

Two Cheers for Trump Advisor Mike Anton – He Has the Right Enemies

Just as Neocons had no real qualms about a Hillary presidency, they will happily sign on to a progressive agenda as long as it is aggressively pro-Israel and anti-Russian.

Much of the recent hysteria has focused on three high-level Presidential advisors to the president: Steve Bannon, Stephen Miller, and Mike Anton.

Anton, now the senior director of strategic communications at the National Security Council, has given the clearest indication of his attitudes.Written under the pseudonym of “Publius Decius Mus” (a Roman consul who sacrificed his life for the success of his troops) his September 2016 essay “The Flight 93 Election” is in tune with Alt Right themes—with some important exceptions.

Feb 21 14:50

Against All Odds – Israel Shamir

The battle is not over yet, but meanwhile it seems the Deplorables are winning, and Pussyfaces are losing.

Mike Moore’s flabby mug always looks indecently exposed, the fat slob could lead the old hags’ march without the pink pussyhat. Just his own visage would suffice.

Trump is down, cry the fans and haters alike. He’s been defeated, broken, never to rise again. He is a lame duck soon to be impeached. He will crawl back to his golden lair leaving the White House to his betters, or even better, he will run to his pal Vlad Putin.

No, my friends and readers, Trump is fighting, not running, but things take time. It is not easy to change the paradigm, and the odds were heavily slanted against Trump from step one. Still, he got this far, and he will go on.

Feb 21 11:43

Race-hate attacker who SPAT into a nine-month-old BABY'S face and shouted 'white people shouldn't breed' at her mother walks free

Rezzas Abdulla left little Layla-Jean, who was just nine months old and in her pushchair, covered in saliva after the shocking street attack in South Shields last January.

Newcastle Crown Court heard the baby's mother, hairdresser Rebecca Telford, 25, was out walking with the baby when the 33-year-old attacker approached without warning.

Prosecutor Emma Dowling told the court: 'He lent into the pushchair and spat into the face of her daughter.

'As he did so, he shouted or said "white people shouldn't breed".'

Feb 21 10:47

Sports Direct hacked last year, and still hasn't told its staff of data breach

Sports Direct has left its 30,000-strong workforce in the dark over a data breach in the autumn when a hacker accessed internal systems containing staffers' personal information.

The Register can reveal the UK's largest sports retail business was the subject of a digital break-in during September, when an attacker exploited public vulnerabilities affecting the unpatched version of the DNN platform that Sports Direct was using to run a staff portal.

An inside source with knowledge of the incident told The Register that employees' unencrypted data was stolen during the breach. Sports Direct's internal systems detected the intrusion in September, but it was not until December that the company learned of the data breach.

Feb 21 10:37

Government finances record £9.4bn surplus in January

Government finances recorded a £9.4bn in surplus in January, £0.3bn higher than the same month last year.

Boosted by self-assessment tax receipts, January is typically a strong month for government finances.

For the financial year-to-date, borrowing stands at £49.3bn, the lowest since the comparable period of 2008.

Economists say strong tax receipts mean the government could undershoot the forecast deficit of £68bn for the current financial year.

Feb 21 10:30

UKIP Canvasser Caught On CCTV Urinating On Voter’s Fence

The UK Independence Party (UKIP) was forced to apologize after one of its canvassers was caught on CCTV urinating on an elderly woman’s property before trying to push his way into her home on Saturday morning.

Feb 21 08:39

Scrapping Trump's visit 'would hurt Britain and help Putin', MPs are warned as 2,000 protest against the President outside the Commons 

Banning Donald Trump would be against the national interest and only benefit Vladimir Putin because it would ‘divide the West’, MPs said yesterday.

The warnings came during fierce clashes in a debate on whether the US President should be given a state visit to Britain.

Sir Simon Burns said a ban would ‘isolate’ the UK and make it ‘less influential’.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That is why Soros wants Trump's visit cancelled. He is afraid of what two anti-globalist powers linking up might be able to do!

Feb 21 05:53

Dangerous radioactive particles detected across Europe as U.S. sends “nuclear sniffer” to the UK

Dangerous radioactive particles have been detected throughout at least seven different European countries including Finland, Norway, Czech Republic, Germany, Spain, and France

Feb 21 03:23

British Parliament debates Donald Trump visit?

The world has gone mad and the lefty loons are outta control.

They are really debating whether or not to allow legally elected PRESIDENT Donald Trump an official visit.

Feb 20 16:43

NATIONAL DISGRACE: Homeless and mentally ill veterans deserve more, demands Paul Nuttall

IT is a “national disgrace” that military veterans are forced to decay on Britain’s streets and suffer horrific mental health problems alone and the Government must take action to stop this now, blasts Ukip leader Paul Nuttall.

Mr Nuttall threw his weight and that of his “entire party” behind Express.co.uk’s Homes For Heroes Campaign to get brave veterans the dignity and care they deserve.

Feb 20 15:08

President Trump: Diplomacy and Democracy in America

Win or lose, the Trump Administration has opened a debate on the possibilities of peace with a nuclear superpower, a re-examination of the huge trade deficit and the necessity to stand-up for democracy against authoritarian threats from the so-called ‘intelligence community’ against an elected President.

By the end of the first month of President Trump’s Administration we are in a better position to evaluate the policies and direction of the new President. An examination of foreign and domestic policy, particularly from a historical and comparative perspective will provide insights about whether America is heading for a catastrophe as the mass media claim or toward greater realism and rationality.

We will proceed by examining whether Trump pursues diplomacy over warfare.

Feb 20 14:56

McCain in Munich: The War Party Fights Back

The battle over US foreign policy is taking center stage. Sen. John McCain, the Senate’s leading warmonger, is at the forefront of the fight.

The Munich conference held over the weekend – an annual event that brings the leaders of the Atlantic alliance together to celebrate their hegemonic pretensions – was anything but celebratory this time around.

Despite the assurances of Vice President Pence that America’s commitment to NATO is “unwavering,” the Euro-crats in the audience were miffed that he failed to mention the European Union.

Feb 20 14:31

Thousands To March Against Trump State Visit As MPs Debate 1.85mn-Strong Petition

Tens of thousands of people are to take part in nationwide protests on Monday against US President Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK later this year.

The protests are being held in solidarity with migrants and refugees who have recently seen their rights threatened by Trump’s travel ban, which attempted to temporarily bar immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US.

Feb 20 12:09

Ethiopia: From peaceful protest to armed uprising

Graham Peebles says what began as a protest movement in Ethiopia in November 2015 is in danger of becoming a fully-fledged armed uprising, thanks to the government's brutal repression and the silence of donor states.>>

Feb 20 09:01

‘No Red Carpet’: London Mayor Insists On Denying ‘Cruel’ Trump State Visit

The UK should not be “rolling out the red carpet” for the US President due to his “cruel and shameful” policies targeting Muslims and migrants, London Mayor Sadiq Khan said ahead of Parliament’s debate on Donald Trump’s planned trip this summer.

Feb 20 08:41

Comedian Russell Kane launches foul-mouthed tirade against Blair for 'wading in on Brexit'

Kane, who makes regular television appearances on a variety of programmes, said Mr Blair had no right to speak out about “truth and integrity”.

Speaking on his YouTube channel, Kane said: “Tony Blair has waded in on Brexit. What the actual f***?

“The arrogance of the shamed WMD evidence faking liar, wandering back in, to tell people what to think.

“It doesn’t matter if you voted Brexit or Remain, no one voted for b*****d.

“Tony Blair has been calling for people to rise up. Don’t listen to anything this man says, he’s dangerous.”

Feb 19 15:37

FLASHBACK : The Roots of the Refugee Crisis Caused by the West

“The reason so many are fleeing places such as Syria, Libya, Afghanistan, and Iraq is that U.S. and European interventionist foreign policy has left these countries destabilized with no hopes of economic recovery,”explainedformer congressman and three-time presidential contender Ron Paul, a leading voice for a constitutional, non-interventionist U.S. foreign policy. “This mass migration from the Middle East and beyond is a direct result of the neocon foreign policy of regime change, invasion, and pushing ‘democracy’ at the barrel of a gun.”

“Contrary to what one might expect, U.S. military aid doesn’t produce willing, cooperative, or effective security partners. Instead, it incentivizes bad behavior and drives the sources of terrorism: corruption, violence, and poor governance. Unwittingly, this policy is creating its own enemies,” writes Jeremy Ravinsky.

Feb 19 14:39

Boris Johnson Launches £700mn Aid Fund To ‘Thwart Russia’s Europe Takeover’

Amid criticism of Russia’s ‘soft power’ in Eastern Europe, Britain is now itself spending hundreds of millions of pounds to bolster relations with the region, it is claimed.

Feb 19 14:36

Video: Rise Up Against Brexit! Tony Blair Urges Brits To Remain In EU

Tony Blair says leaving the EU is “not inevitable” and has called on pro-EU Britons to “revolt” against Brexit.

Feb 19 14:35

‘Dumping Trump’: Fury As President’s UK State Visit Could Be Relocated To Birmingham

Rumors that Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK could be moved from London to Birmingham have sparked fury in England’s second city.

Local MPs and activists have hit out at suggestions by the White House that the US president’s visit could be relocated to the Midlands, with Shabana Mahmood, Labour MP for Birmingham Ladywood, saying Trump and his “divisive rhetoric, policies and Muslim ban is not welcome here.”

Feb 19 12:58

Carjackers Tasering Lone Female Drivers, Warn UK Police

Criminals armed with Tasers are targeting lone female drivers while attempting to steal vehicles, police have warned.

Feb 19 10:57

Tony Blair Iraq War Case Could Be Hindered By Supreme Court Brexit Ruling – Lawyers

Lawyers acting for the bereaved families of service personnel killed in the Iraq War say the Supreme Court’s Article 50 Brexit ruling could affect their case against former Prime Minister Tony Blair, but they’re not sure how.

Feb 19 08:55

‘Blame Berlin’: Nigel Farage Slams Germany For UK’s Illegal Levels Of Air Pollution

Nigel Farage has blamed “shameful” pollution in UK cities on winds coming in from Germany.

Farage’s claims come after the EU issued a “final warning” to the UK for breaching air pollution limits in 16 areas, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds and Glasgow.

Feb 19 08:20

London Dungeon Apologizes For ‘Dead Prostitute’ Jokes

The London Dungeon has issued an apology after the spooky tourist attraction’s PR team posted “offensive” Valentine’s Day jokes about fat women, sexually transmitted disease and dead prostitutes on its official social media accounts.

One of the jokes read: “What’s the difference between your job and a dead prostitute? Your job still sucks!”

Feb 18 20:35

UKIP Says Britain Should Slash Its Foreign Aid Budget

The UK Independence Party (UKIP) is calling for an 80 percent cut to the foreign aid budget so the money can be spent on national infrastructure.

Britain currently spends around £12.5 billion ($15.5 billion) a year supporting developing and war-torn countries like Pakistan, Afghanistan, Somalia, and South Sudan.

Feb 18 18:21

Boris Johnson & Social Media Attack Tony Blair’s Call For Brexit Revolt

Tony Blair has been slammed by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson for attempting to derail Brexit, after the former prime minister called for ‘Remainers’ to “rise up” against Britain’s EU exit in his first major public speech on the issue since the referendum.

Johnson accused the former Labour PM of “insulting the intelligence” of voters and showing “contempt” towards them for trying to the derail Brexit.

Feb 18 10:39

Insanity of NATO 2.0 for MidEast

If this is to be the new NATO for the Middle East then the world is truly about to descend into barbarism on a scale not seen since the Second World War.

As US President Donald Trump hosts Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu in the White House this week on the agenda is the formation of a “NATO-style” alliance for the Middle East, according to reports.

As if one US-led warmongering alliance in Europe and the North Atlantic were not enough. Now the world will see a clone of NATO let loose on the already conflict-torn Middle East region, if the reported discussions materialize.

Feb 18 07:43

Labour MPs challenge Tony Blair over Brexit speech

Former PM’s speech, in which he says party allowed Brexit vote to happen, viewed as unhelpful before byelections

Feb 17 16:51

Monsanto And GMO Propagandists Softening-Up UK Public For GM After Brexit

On the back of Brexit, the UK government is planning what could be a disastrous trade deal with the Trump administration. It would likely be worse than the secretive and undemocratic stalled Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) deal that the EU has been planning with the US.

Feb 17 16:31

Britain Eyes Up Share Of EU Assets As Part Of Brexit Divorce

Britain will demand a substantial share of EU assets worth more than €150 billion in an attempt to soften the Brexit divorce bill.

Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator, is currently totting up Britain’s bill for leaving the bloc, the Times reports.

Feb 17 11:44

Libyan Rendition & Torture Victim Vows To ‘Fight UK Govt Until The End’

In 2004, Abdul Hakim Belhaj was kidnapped in Hong Kong with British complicity, along with his pregnant wife, and rendered back to his native Libya. He was then held and tortured by the Muammar Gaddafi regime for six years.

Speaking to Middle East Eye, Belhaj says he intends to pursue his quest for justice after the UK’s top court ruled unanimously in January that he could bring a case against the UK government and Tony Blair’s former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw for his role in the abduction.

Feb 17 10:59

Is Calling The Prime Minister A “White Supremacist Terrorist” Hate Speech?

Is calling the Prime Minister a “white supremacist terrorist” hate speech or justified?

Black Lives Matter – Toronto spokesperson Yusra Khogali’s description of Justin Trudeau as a “white supremacist terrorist” at a recent rally against Islamophobia has sparked significant backlash.

Feb 17 09:33

Blair’s bid to DERAIL BREXIT: Fury as ex-PM suggests UK could STAY in EU without new vote

The controversial former prime minister was branded "patronising" and accused of trying to "undermine British democracy" after he this morning used a major speech in central London to launch a bid to create a “movement” campaigning to reverse the Brexit vote on June 23 last year.

Mr Blair described it as his “mission” to persuade the British people they had made the wrong decision at the EU referendum and had “voted without knowledge of the true terms of Brexit”.

Feb 17 09:31

IDS' blistering assault on Tony Blair after former PM demands uprising against Brexit

Mr Duncan Smith, who was Mr Blair's direct rival during his time as Tory leader, was savage as he criticised the ex-PM for his globe-trotting consultancy work.

He told Sky News: "The idea we are going to have Tony Blair coming in, late in the day lecturing, after advising quasi-dictators around the world what to do.

"He seems to have forgotten what democracy is about.

“Democracy is about asking people a question and then acting on it. That’s what we did and that’s what we are doing at the moment. The government and Theresa May is doing exactly the right thing.

“The idea that you just keep on asking the British people until they give you the right answer to the question, which is his case, and some of his political elite friends is no we don’t want to leave the European Union is arrogant really.”

Feb 17 09:30

‘I’m still clearing up your Iraq mess!’ Boris Johnson blasts Blair for anti-Brexit rant

BORIS JOHNSON today delivered a furious attack on “condescending” Tony Blair after the former prime minister launched his bid to stop Britain quitting the EU.

Feb 17 09:29

BLAIR'S OWN GOAL: 'Yesterday’s man’ may have just united Britain FOR Brexit

Many other Twitter users also joined in on the fierce backlash.

One said: “See Tony Blair is trending today - seems he's managed to unite everyone.... but unfortunately only against himself.”

Another said: “Who knows, maybe Tony Blair will unite the country! In that, everybody unanimously tells him to pipe down.”

Another Twitter user simply said: “Tony Blair - Enemy of the people.”

Feb 17 09:21

'We need to get out NOW' Euro MEPs approve superstate plan to hand vast power to Brussels

BRUSSELS politicians today voted to push forward sweeping reforms including creating an EU finance minister, army and tax ministry which critics say would amount to the creation of a European superstate.

Eurosceptics reacted with fury and disbelief as MEPs approved three separate reports on planned reforms to how Brussels operates, the most contentious of which was drafted by Brexit negotiator Guy Verhofstadt and squeaked through by just 14 votes.

Critics tonight said the fact that such a set of plans could be passed by MEPs demonstrated why the British people voted to leave the EU and that Theresa May needs to press ahead with Brexit.

Feb 17 09:20

'We will RISE UP' Tony Blair sparks fury as he goes on warpath to DEFEAT Brexit

TONY Blair desperately tried to mobilise fellow remainers to carry out a revolt against Brexit today when he called on Europhiles to “rise up in defence of what we believe”.

Feb 16 16:46

UK Charity Preventing Pedophiles From Abusing Faces Closure

Jack Dawson was a teenager when he realized he was attracted to young boys. His fantasies led him to seriously self-harm.

Dawson, who uses a pseudonym to tell his story, says he has never offended against a child – directly or indirectly through child pornography. Between 1972 and 1975, he underwent intense National Health Service (NHS) psychoanalytic psychotherapy for his pedophilia, which he says resulted in complete cure.

Feb 16 15:11

Trump’s UK Visit Delayed By 2-3 Months – UK Petition On Stopping Visit To Be Debated

Downing Street says the visit is still on. The Foreign Office says it recognizes the strong views expressed but looks forward to welcoming Trump once dates and arrangements are finalized. Thousands of people have demonstrated and more than 1.8 million have signed an online petition against the visit since Prime Minister Theresa May extended the invitation last month. British lawmakers will hold a non-binding debate on the petition on Monday. The government responds to all petitions on its website if they are signed by more than 10,000 people.

Feb 16 14:03

British Theatre Company Now Issues ‘Trigger Warnings’ To Prevent ‘Audience Distress’

A major British theatre company is now issuing ‘trigger warnings’ at its more risqué performances to avoid upsetting audience members.

According to an update on the Royal Court’s (RC) website, the theatre now provides special advice to customers wanting to talk about a play’s content before watching it, to prevent “extreme distress.”

Feb 16 12:27

Cambridge Students ‘Could Be Attacked’ After Undergrad Burned £20 In Front Of Homeless Man

Students at Britain’s illustrious University of Cambridge have been warned not to wear their gowns around the town center as they might be attacked, after an undergraduate was filmed burning a £20 note in front of a homeless person.

Feb 16 10:31

Meddling Brussels to SPY on UK finances for five years AFTER Brexit under new proposals

BRUSSELS will monitor British finances for five years after Brexit takes place, under new proposals by Eurocrats.

Despite being faced with rising Euroscepticism across the bloc, the European Union (EU) still seems to believe that ‘more Europe’ is the way forward - even for those outside the union.

And all EU-funded projects introduced up until 2019 will be subject to “ex-post evaluations” under plans being considered by European Parliament, sparking fury among Brexit campaigners.

UKIP MEP Bill Etheridge said the proposal showed a "staggering lack of self-awareness" and told the EU to “keep your nose out of our business and get your own house in order”.

Feb 15 09:37

U.S. agents 'bugged Tony Blair's private phone calls for years'

American spymasters snooped on the private life of Tony Blair, according to reports in the U.S.

Mr Blair was given the code name 'Anchory' as his private telephone calls were routinely listened into and recorded.

A file containing personal information about him is said to have been compiled at a giant U.S. listening post run by the secretive National Security Agency.

Feb 15 08:06

Jewish Labour Movement director investigated for violent threat

Labour has investigated the director of one of its affiliated pro-Israel organizations for “threatening to attack” another member of the UK’s main opposition party.

Director of the Jewish Labour Movement Ella Rose had been caught on camera saying her critics should “die in a hole.”

But the investigation was closed after just nine days when General Secretary Iain McNicol claimed on Tuesday that Rose’s comments did not constitute a threat.

One of the individuals who lodged the complaint accused McNicol of a “whitewash.”

Feb 15 08:00

Migrant threatened to throw men off 30ft bridge unless they gave him £20 – and walks FREE

Arnoldas Pumputis, 23, told his two victims: "I am going to get deported anyway, so I don't care what I do. One of you is going over that bridge," during their ordeal.

The 6ft 4in bare-chested Lithuanian faced a maximum sentence of three years in prison for assault and attempted robbery.

But the judge let him walk free and handed him a nine-month suspended sentence.

Pumputis was seen laughing and saluting on the steps outside Hull Crown Court.

Feb 14 16:43

'No respect' Huge Twitter backlash as luvvies call on May to let more migrants into UK

A HOST of celebrities have been slammed on Twitter after they demanded Theresa May brings more child refugees to Britain under the Dubs scheme.

The scheme, named after its architect, Labour peer Lord Alf Dubs, will be stopped after another 150 unaccompanied children are brought to Britain, on top of the 200 already in the UK.

But a backlash quickly developed online as commenters hit out at the 200 celebrities - including Carey Mulligan, Gary Lineker and Keira Knightley - who signed an open letter to Theresa May asking the Prime Minister to bring more refugees into the country.

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And another tweeted: “Put them in your own house if you want them here. Grown men pretending to be children, vomit inducing.”

Feb 14 16:26

Migrant threatened to throw men off 30ft bridge unless they gave him £20 – and walks FREE

Arnoldas Pumputis, 23, told his two victims: "I am going to get deported anyway, so I don't care what I do. One of you is going over that bridge," during their ordeal.

The 6ft 4in bare-chested Lithuanian faced a maximum sentence of three years in prison for assault and attempted robbery.

But the judge let him walk free and handed him a nine-month suspended sentence.

Pumputis was seen laughing and saluting on the steps outside Hull Crown Court.

Feb 14 16:06

Tooled Up: London Police Want More Firearms & Tasers, Poll Shows

Around half of London’s Metropolitan Police officers want to see more armed cops on the streets, while 75 percent of them want all officers to carry Tasers, according to a police union survey.

The Metropolitan Police Federation (MPF) found that 43 percent of officers wanted more weapons-trained cops on the streets while 75 percent want Tasers to be issued to all officers.

Feb 14 15:29

Queen Elizabeth Offers £30,000 To Run Her Twitter Account

Queen Elizabeth is offering £30,000 per year to anybody who can run her official Twitter account, according to a job posted by Buckingham Palace.

Feb 14 12:02

Debenhams Becomes 1st Major UK Department Store To Sell Hijabs & Abayas

Iconic British retailer Debenhams has become the first major department store in the UK to sell hijabs, a traditional Muslim headscarf. Predictably, the decision has divided opinion.

Feb 14 11:04

EU Upgrades UK Growth Forecast For 2017 But Draws A Dismal Image For UK Future

The European Union acknowledges that the damaging impact of Brexit will be less severe than originally thought.

Feb 14 10:02

Anti-Whistleblower Laws Are ‘Full-Frontal Attack’ On Public’s Right To Know – Campaigners

Proposed whistleblowing laws which would hand truth-tellers up to 14 years in jail are a “full-frontal assault” on freedom, say campaigners.

Draft proposals written up by the Law Commission would see journalists criminalized and handed prison sentences for publishing secret documents.

Feb 13 17:59

Theresa May ‘Used Porn Star To Liven Up Her Image… & Chatted Over Coffee’

Before rising through the ranks, Theresa May used a porn star with the same name to perk up her image, according to a new tell-all book about the notoriously-private prime minister.

Feb 13 16:52

UK May Lose Access To EU’s GPS Navigation

Leaving the European Union would put the UK at the risk of losing access to the EU-wide Galileo satellite navigation, a super-accurate global positioning system (GPS) that is partly designed and implemented by British companies.

Feb 13 09:26

Journalists Who Publish WikiLeaks Info Could Face 14 Years In Jail

UK based journalists who receive or publish government secrets by whistle blowing organizations such as WikiLeaks could face up to 14 years in jail.

Feb 13 08:43

The Great Book Robbery: £2mn ‘Mission Impossible’-Style Heist Nets Some Of World’s Rarest Editions

Three thieves cut a hole in a reinforced roof of a London warehouse, abseiled down 40ft, avoiding motion sensors en route, and stole 160 of the rarest books in the world valued at over £2 million, in possibly the most daring book heist in history.

The gang were filmed on CCTV which showed them ignoring everything else being stored in the warehouse located near London’s Heathrow airport, and throwing unwanted books away, checking the specific books stolen off a list as they went. Footage has not been released but the Metropolitan Police have confirmed the theft and are appealing for information from the public according to the Daily Mail.

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