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Apr 24 17:26

A £111 penalty if you refuse a smart meter: British Gas, EDF and First Utility reserve best deals for customers with the digital gadgets

Three of Britain’s biggest power firms are reserving their cheapest deals for customers who agree to have a digital smart meter installed in their home.

It means that loyal British Gas, EDF Energy and First Utility customers who do not want the new technology are being denied savings of up to £111 a year.

Another supplier, E.ON is forcing customers who sign up to its deals to agree to being contacted about smart meters at any time.

Experts say suppliers have started using smart meter-only tariffs as the latest tactic to pressure customers into changing their meters.

Apr 24 17:19

Police dog chases suspected migrants up a TREE after as many as 15 of them flee lorry on one of UK's wealthiest private estates where mansions cost up to £25m and neighbours include Eddie Jordan and Gary Numan

One of the country's most exclusive addresses is in lockdown as scores of police hunt up to 15 'illegal immigrants' who jumped off a lorry.

There is a heavy police presence at the Wentworth Estate in Surrey following reports between 10-15 'illegal immigrants' were seen 'hanging off the back of a lorry' before entering the private grounds.

Officers are working alongside a dog handling unit and police helicopter to track the group - two of whom were caught hiding up a tree.

Apr 24 16:37

May's Brexit promises dealt a blow as the Government's spending watchdog says Britain will still have to pay the £37bn divorce bill even if the UK does not strike a trade deal with the EU

Britain will still have to pay the £37billion Brexit divorce bill even if the country does not strike a trade deal with the EU, the chief of the Government's spending watchdog today said.

Sir Amyas Morse, controller of the National Audit Office, said the withdrawal agreement would become legally binding as soon as it became law.

His remarks are a blow for Theresa May who has said she will not pay Brussels the money if it denies Britain a post Brexit trade deal.

But Sir Amyas told the Commons Treasury select committee that most of the money is tied to the two-year transition period - so will still have to be paid even if no future deal is struck

Apr 24 16:25

Computers decide if PPI victims get a payout: Explosive documents show they even write the rejection letters!

Victims of Britain’s biggest mis-selling scandal are having their compensation claims rejected —by computers.

Money Mail can reveal that the Financial Ombudsman Service is relying on computer software to decide whether banks should pay redress to people who were flogged payment protection insurance (PPI) alongside their credit cards or loans.

We have seen documents in which senior figures at the Ombudsman, which settles disputes between banks and customers, state that PPI case documents are fed into a computer programme which generates a ‘suggested outcome’.

They admit that although staff can make decisions on whether to force banks to pay redress, they almost always use the verdict spewed out by the computer.

Apr 24 16:24

'Deeply sorry' TSB boss pledges compensation for 'up to two million' customers hit by online banking meltdown chaos that shows NO sign of ending

TSB's CEO has apologised for the company's online banking chaos, promising that the nearly two million account holders will be compensated as the crisis shows no sign of ending.

Millions of customers are still locked out of their accounts or have wrong balances five days after a system upgrade led to disaster.

Customers are reporting seeing obscene account balances, some owing anywhere from $83,000 to $13,000,000, although their accounts are in pounds.

Issues also include being able to access other customers' accounts, allowing them to view sensitive personal information, such as phone numbers and emails, and even transfer funds.

Apr 24 13:34

Yulia Skripal received toxic chemical injection while in a coma, Russian embassy officials say

Russian specialists ask more and more questions. For example, it remains unclear how a non-decomposed toxic chemical established by Porton Down was found in a blood sample of one of the victims 18 days after the contact, even though the other victim, who suffered a more serious poisoning, did not show such a phenomenon. According to him, such an observation was not typical of nerve agents, which may indirectly mean, with a high degree of probability, that a chemical agent had been injected into the blood of Yulia Skripal before her blood samples were collected when she was in a coma...

Apr 24 11:07

Jewish guilt is the discourse of the goyim

For quite some time the British have accepted that British-Jewish organisations have hijacked the political discourse. As has happened in other Western countries, the British political establishment has engaged is a relentless rant against anti-Semitsm. Sometime the focus drifts for a day or two. An alleged “Russian nerve agent attack” provided a 48-hour pause. Occasionally we bomb Arabs in the name of “humanitarian intervention” only to realise a day or two later that we have, once again, followed a premeditated foreign agenda. But, somehow, we always return to the anti-Semitsm debate, as if our media and politicians are a herd of flies gravitating to a pile of poop...>>

Apr 24 10:06

Fury of TSB customers as online banking REMAINS down for some nearly a day after 'systems upgrade' caused meltdown crediting one man with £13,000 and allowing access to others’ accounts

TSB has apologised to customers unable to access their mobile and online accounts after a system upgrade was supposed to have been completed.

One customer said they had 'access' to other customers' accounts totalling more than £20,000 and another reportedly discovered they had been credited with £13,000 after logging back in.

A number of customers are still unable to access their money this morning.

Apr 24 09:38

US to join Commonwealth? Farage drops BOMBSHELL about Brexit trade BREAKTHROUGH

NIGEL Farage told listeners there is an "incredible interest" from American officials in joining the Commonwealth as an associate member, after he spoke to leading officials in the White House.

Nigel Farage revealed this morning on his LBC phone-in show that top White House officials have expressed interest in joining the Commonwealth as an associate member.

The shock news comes amid a sudden surge in ties between the Commonwealth and the US administration under President Donald Trump.

Governors from the US visited the Commonwealth during the Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) this week, while the Royal Commonwealth Society opened up an office in the US earlier this year.

Apr 24 09:35

'Astonishing' Lords deliver May another Brexit DEFEAT as peers DEMAND EU legislation

THERESA May has suffered a fresh setback to her Brexit plans after the House of Lords dealt the Government another defeat on crunch withdrawal legislation.

House of Lords peers voted by 316 to 245 in favour of enshrining the EU's Charter of Fundamental Rights into UK law in defiance of opposition from ministers.

The Government is now expected to try to overturn the reversal in a Commons vote next month.

Ministers had warned that a proposed amendment to the Government's EU Withdrawal Bill would enshrine "a body of foreign law" onto Britain's statute book.

Apr 24 09:27

Murdoch is not the only maggot in the rotten apple

Having disposed of the Murdoch menace – for the moment anyway – it’s time for the British public to turn the spotlight on the other villains our craven politicians pay homage to.

Public enemy Number One is the pro-Israel lobby. An organization called the Conservative Friends of Israel states it has “twin aims of supporting Israel and promoting Conservatism. With close to 2000 activists as members – alongside 80% of Conservative MPs – CFI is active at every level of the Party”.

And the rot goes all the way to the top, with Conservative prime minister David Cameron endorsing it enthusiastically: “I am proud not just to be a Conservative, but a Conservative Friend of Israel; and I am proud of the key role CFI plays within our Party.”

Apr 24 07:44

DOMINIC LAWSON: This shabby plot to keep Britain a captive state of the vengeful EU must be crushed

Plots are meant to be secret. But just because some political manoeuvres are in plain sight, it doesn’t make them less insidious. That is true of the co-ordination between those members of Parliament who want to turn Brexit into a sham and the European Commission’s negotiating team, who have the same purpose.

The way pro-Remain MPs have set out their determination to force the UK to remain in a customs union with the EU, at exactly the same time as Brussels has rejected Theresa May’s plans for a frictionless border between Ireland and the UK post-Brexit, has all the precision of dressage. And it is Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, who is holding the reins.

Last December the Prime Minister broke the negotiating deadlock with the EU by agreeing that, come what may, there should be no hard border between the North and South of Ireland.

Apr 24 07:38

Moscow finds London's answers on Skripal case just don’t add up

The UK has failed to provide answers to the most important questions on the Skripal case, the Russian Permanent Mission to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) informed TASS on Tuesday. "The materials we have received from the British side do not suit us," the mission stressed. "We will certainly need some time for a more detailed analysis. The first impression is that the British have not given answers to the most important questions that we asked." The mission is currently considering "possible options for further steps." "Anyway, we will seek substantial answers on the aspects which are vital for us," it stressed. On April 13, Russia handed over to Britain a list of questions concerning the Salisbury poisoning in accordance with Article 9 of the Chemical Weapons Convention." The answers to these questions were due to be received by April 23.

Apr 24 06:51

Everything You Know About The Last Russian Tsar Is a Massive Lie. Here’s The Truth

Father Andrew Phillips, is a long-serving priest in the ROCOR Orthodox church in Essex, UK. Biography. He is a prolific writer, particularly on Russian history and current events, from an Orthodox Christian perspective. In this January 2013 article, he answers readers’ questions about the last Russian Tsar, Nicholas II, debunking decades of deliberate, slanderous lies coming from the media, academia, and governments of the UK, Germany, and America, but mostly from the UK. For another excellent article debunking this anti-Russian propaganda which is so ingrained in the West, see his fascinating article about Rasputin, whom he sees as a hero, also maliciously slandered by Russia's enemies...

Apr 24 06:26

G7 States Agree With UK That Russia ‘Highly Likely’ Responsible for Skripal Case

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"We share, and agree with, the U.K.’s assessment that it is highly likely that the Russian Federation was responsible for the attack, and that there is no plausible alternative explanation. We call on Russia to urgently address all questions related to the incident in Salisbury," the ministers said in a joint communique.

"Russia should provide full and complete disclosure of its previously undeclared Novichok programme to the OPCW in line with its international obligations. We call on Russia to live up to its Chemical Weapons Convention obligations, as well as its responsibilities as a permanent member of the UNSC to uphold international peace and security," the statement reads.

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Apr 24 05:24

Did the West Just Lose World War III by Forfeit?

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There was even some speculation that the whole thing was a charade worked out in cooperation with the Russians. Even if true (and it’s unlikely) the mere fact that Trump would have to engage in such a ruse speaks volumes about the weakness of his position. “Whatever Trump says, America is not coming out of Syria,” writes Patrick Buchanan. “We are going deeper in. Trump's commitment to extricate us from these bankrupting and blood-soaked Middle East wars and to seek a new rapprochement with Russia is ‘inoperative’.”

That’s clear from the comments of US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley. She states that America won’t disengage until three objectives have been met: that ISIS has been defeated (a pretext, since ISIS is on the ropes and remains alive only because of hostile actions taken by the US and others against Syria); Damascus is finally deterred from using chemical weapons (a falsehood, since they don’t have any); and Iran’s regional influence is blocked (which means we’re staying in effect permanently in preparation for a larger war against Iran and perhaps eventually Russia).

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Apr 23 17:56

‘I’ve seen the censorship’: Syrian blogger tells RT how she was labeled a ‘Russian bot’ (VIDEO)

Maram Susli, also known as Partisangirl, is a Syrian living in Perth, Australia. If you ask the British government, though, she’s a ‘Russian bot.’ London bases these claims on dodgy numbers from shady sources, Susli tells RT.

“Last time I checked, I’m a real human being,” said Susli. “The British government, they can’t even confirm that I’m not an automaton. How can we believe anything they have to say about the evidence they have for Skripal and Syria’s chemical attacks?”

Apr 23 17:39

‘VOTE AGAIN!’ Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp says 'Brexit makes NO SENSE'

LIVERPOOL manager Jürgen Klopp has called for a second vote on Brexit, claiming the British public did not have the “right information” to make an informed decision the first time around.

Apr 23 10:52

THE BBC FINALLY ADMITS THAT MI5 SECRETLY VETTED ITS EMPLOYEES, AN OPEN SECRET FOR GENERATIONS

My wife -- whose father is a TV director who'd worked for the BBC -- learned as a little girl that the British spy agency MI5 secretly vetted people who applied for work at the BBC and denoted possible subversives by putting a doodle of a Christmas tree on their personnel files; people who were thus blacklisted were discriminated against within the Beeb.

This practice -- which continued into the 1990s -- has been an open secret for generations, but the BBC has always officially denied it.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I find myself completely unastonished at this revelation; the Brits have their own "flavor" of the Deep State, which upholds narrative to further its agenda, no matter how horrific that agenda may be for its people... like the participation in the Iraq war, a cause championed by Phoney Tony Blair.

Apr 23 09:53

Another Dodgy British Dossier: the Skripal Case

The British government shared what was supposedly a dossier containing sensitive intelligence to convince allies and EU member states to support its accusation of Russian culpability in the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury, England on March 4.

But like the infamous 2003 “dodgy dossier” prepared at the direction of Prime Minister Tony Blair to justify British involvement in the U.S. invasion of Iraq, the intelligence dossier on the Salisbury poisoning turns out to have been based on politically-motivated speculation rather than actual intelligence

Apr 23 09:14

Leading Surgeon Says Violence in Khan’s London ‘Like South Africa’, Predicts ‘Summer of Carnage’

London’s crime wave will develop into “carnage” come summer, a leading trauma surgeon has predicted, warning ultra-violence in the capital is “the new normal”.

Dr Martin Griffiths, a consultant surgeon at Barts Health NHS Trust, said soaring knife and gun crime has resulted in London “looking more like South Africa, or inner-city U.S.” with regards to the rate of attacks.

“If it was hot weather right now, it would be carnage. When it gets a few degrees warmer, it’s going to be taxing. It’s going to be difficult,” he told The Times.

The doctor, who earlier this month revealed some of his military colleagues have likened the situation seen in London trauma wards to hospitals in Middle East warzones, said that treating young teenagers with life-threatening injuries had become “the bread and butter” of his work at the Royal London Hospital.

Apr 23 09:06

BEX ALERT - Former Russian spy codenamed ‘Gordon’ is ‘identified by police as suspect in poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal’…but officers fear they will never be able to catch him

British intelligence investigating the Salisbury poisonings have identified a Russian assassin who could be behind the attack.

Codenamed 'Gordon', the 54-year-old former FSB spy is thought to use the cover name Mihails Savickis and two other aliases.

However, police fear the suspect has already travelled back to Russia and may never be brought to justice.

British authorities believe there were six agents acting in the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.

Apr 23 09:02

Count Dankula Fined $1,100 For 'Hate Crime' Of Teaching Dog Nazi Salute As A Joke

Mark "Count Dankula" Meechan narrowly avoided prison at his sentencing on Monday after being found guilty of a "hate crime" in the UK for teaching his dog to Nazi salute as a joke.

Apr 23 08:27

Sadiq Khan warns Trump of PROTESTS if he visits UK as he slams US leader for hate messages

LONDON Mayor Sadiq Khan has warned Donald Trump to expect “loud” protests if he does visit Britain this summer, while slamming the US President for “amplifying far-right messages”.

Sadiq Khan has said Donald Trump should expect protests if he visits the UK
Mr Khan, who has clashed with Mr Trump on numerous occasions since they were both elected in 2016, made the comments following reports he is planning a visit to the UK.

Speaking at a St George’s Day event in Trafalgar Square, the London Mayor warned of protests against the US President should he decide to visit Britain.

Mr Khan is himself under intense pressure to tackle a spike in violent crime across the capital, with more than 60 murder investigations opened so far this year.

He said: “I hope if he does come, he reflects on the difference good leadership can make.

Apr 23 08:25

Expert reveals WHEN Britain's trade with the Commonwealth will BEAT the EU

AN INDIAN expert and broadcaster has revealed how long it will take for Britain's trade with the 52 Commonwealth countries to surpass its trade with the EU - and it will not please Brexiteers.

Ashis Ray told BBC Dateline that it could take a century before Britain's trade with the Commonwealth is stronger than its trade with the European Union.

The Indian expert and broadcaster also raised the possibility that this scenario may in fact "never happen" due to global competition.

This prediction follows the Commonwealth summit, CHOGM, which took place in London over five days this week.

Theresa May claimed that Britain will put the Commonwealth at the centre of its post-Brexit policy as the country looks to bolster its global trade ties.

Apr 23 08:23

BEX ALERT - World War 3: Britain ‘WILL' be the victim of 'serious CYBER ATTACK' from Russia, says GCHQ

BRITISH spy agency, GCHQ, cannot offer “absolute protection” against Russia and it is a matter of “when not if” the UK faces a “serious cyber attack”.

Ciaran Martin, the head of the agency’s cyber defence unit said their focus was on building “resilience” in “the systems we care about the most”.

These are believed to be Britain’s power and water supplies, internet and transport networks, and health services.

Senior representatives from utility, transport and internet firms in addition to the NHS are believed to have attended intelligence briefings at the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) on the specific methods being used by Russia to target Britain’s national infrastructure, following the nerve agent attack on Sergei Skripal in Salisbury last month.

Mr Martin, the NCSC’s chief executive, confirmed GCHQ was on “heightened alert” for “follow-up activity” following the Salisbury attack.

Apr 23 08:04

The CIA and the Drug Trade (Eyeopener Preview)

During the 18th century, the British monopolized the opium trade in India and shipped thousands of chests of opium per year to China as a way of financing their huge trade deficit with that nation. When the Chinese cracked down on opium trafficking in the mid-19th century, the British fought two wars to ensure their Chinese opium market.

By the 1830s, American traders were already getting in on the act, with Samuel Russell’s “Russell & Company” becoming the largest American trading house in China. Russell’s cousin, William Huntington Russell, founded Skull & Bones, a secret society at Yale that has formed the core of the American intelligence establishment, a set of documentable facts that the establishment media seems eager to avoid.

Apr 23 05:40

Russian FM: Missile Attacks on Syria Aiming to Hinder OPCW Probe into "Chem Attack"

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov lashed out at the missile strikes carried out by the US, France and the UK on Syria, saying that they were aimed at hindering the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) investigation into the alleged use of poisonous substances in Douma in Eastern Ghouta.

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Apr 22 08:12

Tories in new race row over identity checks for elections

Government plans that will force people to prove their identities at polling stations in May’s local elections risk disenfranchising members of ethnic minority communities, according to a leaked letter to ministers from the equality and human rights watchdog.

In a move that will fuel controversy over the treatment of migrants in the UK following the Windrush scandal, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has written to the Cabinet Office minister David Lidington, raising its serious concern that the checks will deter immigrants and others from participating in the democratic process.

Apr 21 22:38

NHS computers still run system attacked by WannaCry hack

The majority of NHS health boards in Scotland are still operating outdated computer systems despite last year’s crippling cyber attacks which exploited a flaw in the programme.

A total of 11 out of 14 authorities confirmed through a Freedom of Information (FoI) request that they still operate Windows XP, which was targeted by criminals using malicious ransomware software known as WannaCry.

Almost 3,000 out of 19,251 computers (15 per cent) across NHS Lothian continue to run Windows XP, making the health board the most vulnerable to a further attack.

Apr 21 22:33

Damning report finds despite WannaCry attack, NHS still not patching

It would seem despite the massive WannaCry attack that occurred almost exactly a year ago, the United Kindgom’s National Health Service (NHS) still has not learnt its lesson.

A damning government report has emerged that reveals the true state of affairs. The NHS recently assessed the cybersecurity level of 200 trusts and shockingly, every single trust failed the cybersecurity test - in some cases because they had failed to apply crucial patches to their systems, which is the what opened the doors to the WannaCry attack in the first place.

Apr 21 10:11

Putin Warns Russian Students Living In Britain: "Come Home Immediately"

Facing the "noticeable negative impact of Russophobic attitudes," Russian authorities have launched a campaign aimed at bringing home young people studying in the UK and other Western countries.

Apr 21 09:25

How Yulia and Sergei Skripal (and their cat) Saved the World! A Synopsis of the Attack on Syria.

Having seen their laundry list of previous cunning political connivances go almost unchallenged by their own populace in routine acquiescence, their lies became ever bolder. And inexplicable. This lulled them into a false sense of overconfidence that believed they could provide all manner of utter nonsense as long as it was alleged to be attached to the never passe “Soviet Union” better known as “Russia.” So, it was natural for these three myopic world leaders to assume their latest plot would pass easily within the shadows of their own dark souls. Instead, theirs was a comedy show that suddenly snapped the world to the realization:

We no longer believe a fucking thing you say!

Apr 21 09:16

'Get rid of it!' MASSIVE 96% of Express readers want House of Lords ABOLISHED

More than 2,700 readers have voted in the Express.co.uk poll as of 10.40pm, with almost all backing a move to for the upper house of UK parliament to be abolished.

And just four percent of readers polled said they wanted to keep the House of Lords which this week has threatened to derail Brexit.

One Express.co.uk reader said: “Let’s have a referendum on abolishing the House of Lords now.”

Another added: “It’s time for this den of unelected parasites (the Lords) to go.

“They have always served their own greed.”

A petition calling for the House of Lords to be scrapped and replaced with a new elected body hit 100,000 votes earlier this year potentially triggering a Commons debate.

Apr 21 09:15

Smeared as ‘Russian Bot’, UK Man Demolishes Sky News Hosts, Slams ‘Neocon Wars’

An interview with a prolific Twitter user accused by the British government of being a “Russian Bot” quickly turned heated as challenged their arguments, particularly their claim that by not toeing the UK government line, he was “anti-Britain” - and perhaps even a Kremlin agent.

It all started with a blog post from the Digital Forensic Research Lab of the DC-based, Gulf-funded think tank Atlantic Council, which said that some of the conversations about the poisoning of double agent Sergei Skripal "appear to involve organized activity, including possibly fake accounts masquerading as English users, in the well-known pattern of the ‘troll factory' in St. Petersburg." The post devotes a substantial portion of space to Twitter user @Ian56789, cited as an "unusual account" that was "especially active" on the subject.

Apr 21 09:04

Did UK Fake The Skripal Case To Shut Down RT?

The British authorities have accused the television channel Russia Today of bias in covering the case of the Skripals and threatened to revoke their license. There is not a single broadcasting violation by Russia Today over the past year and a half. This is data provided by the British media regulator Ofcom. And now, seven separate investigations into the television channel have been started: the media regulator is investigating a violation of the principle of objectivity.

“We covered the case of the Skripals much more objectively than all other media, and this can be easily verified,” Margarita Simonyan, editor-in-chief of the channel, says. “Ofcom wrote that our channel, in fact, follows the rules of this regulator well and does not violate them. ”

In total, since 2012, Ofcom has recorded 15 minor violations by RT. This is a normal standard for Europe. For comparison: the British Sky News, for the same period, has 10 violations.

Apr 21 09:00

UK intervention in Libya criticised by David Cameron-headed group

Apr 21 06:18

First they lied about Iraq, now they’re lying about Syria to wage war

Last week self appointed global sheriff the United States and deputy dawgs Britain and France showered more than 100 missiles upon Syria, telling the world they were making our planet safer by punishing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for gassing his own people with chemical weapons.
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The decision to bomb Syria had not even been made when Trump jumped the gun and warned Assad and his Russian allies in a tweet of “nice and new and ‘smart’!” missiles heading their way.

According to US media reports, Defence Secretary James “Mad Dog” Mattis pleaded with Trump to wait until Assad’s alleged responsibility for the Douma “attack” could be verified and Congress given a chance to authorise the act of war, but they went ahead to validate Trump’s tweets.

Is everyone registering this? Trump may have risked a third world war so he would not risk losing his credibility for live-tweeting Fox and Friends.
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(*Is how they're getting it , in China)

Apr 20 21:37

ISIS beheaders live among us while we deport Caribbean grannies - Andrew Neil NAILS IT!

ANDREW NEIL delivered a passionate speech asking why "beheading" ISIS jihadis were being let into the country yet "Caribbean grannies who had lived and worked in the UK all their lives" were at risk of deportation.

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Speaking on the BBC’s This Week, host Andrew Neil said: “Just when you think British politics can’t get any more depressing, along comes revelations of our treatment of the Windrush generation.

“A scandal so contemptible, that it doesn’t just demean the Government that presided over it, but shames all of us who have allowed it to happen.

“It suddenly dawns on you that our country is letting in ISIS beheaders and torturers and enslavers to return to live among us because the goings got a bit tough for the poor dears in Syria.

“But it is prepared to contemplate the deportation of Caribbean grannies who have lived and worked here all their adult lives.”

Apr 20 10:53

'Too expensive' to delete millions of police mugshots of innocent people, minister claims. Up to 20m facial images are retained - six years after High Court ruling that the practice is unlawful because of the 'risk of stigmatisation'.

Millions of police mugshots of innocent people cannot be deleted because it would be too expensive, a government minister has claimed – despite a High Court ruling that the practice is unlawful.
The work would have to be “done manually” by local forces, making the costs “difficult to justify”, a committee of MPs investigating the controversy has been told.

Apr 20 09:29

Trump Puts his Logo on the Military-Industrial Complex, Sets Up US Arms Sales with Syria Demo

Trump’s bid to increase U.S. arms sales, by using the Syria strikes as a PR blitz to show the effectiveness of U.S.-made weapons, is just the latest action taken by the president to cement his role as America’s top arms dealer

WASHINGTON – The week after the U.S., along with the U.K. and France, launched unilateral strikes against the Syrian government, the Trump administration is rolling out a “Buy American” weapons-selling initiative aimed at allowing other nations to buy even more weapons from U.S.-based arms manufacturers. According to Reuters, the initiative, set to be announced today, will speed up the approval of arms deals to U.S. allies and will call for members of President Donald Trump’s cabinet, as well as the president himself, to act as “closers” in major arms deals and salesmen for U.S. weapons companies at international air shows and weapons showcases.

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Apr 20 08:41

UK spy poisoning won’t trigger NATO Article 5 – Stoltenberg

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said at Leiden University College, The Hague, on Thursday that the spy poisoning incident in Salisbury, Britain, does not fall under Article 5 of the NATO charter on collective defense. The alliance has to respond in a proportionate way, Stoltenberg said after a lecture. It seems that what happened in Salisbury “was not an attack or incident which requires Article 5,” he noted, answering students’ questions. He also said that NATO responded to the “Skripal case” by reducing the number of the Russian permanent mission to NATO. Russia denies any involvement in the incident.

Apr 20 08:31

World War 3: Theresa May BLASTS RUSSIA for SPREADING LIES in Britain after Syria attack

The Prime Minister launched the scathing attack at Moscow yesterday as she detailed a 4,000 per cent increase in disinformation activity since the chemical weapons attacks in Salisbury and Syria.

She declared: “Russia is using cyber as part of a wider effort to undermine the international system.

“This disinformation campaign is not just aimed at social media and the UK – it is intended to undermine the actual institutions and processes of the rules based system, such as the Organisation for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

“We must do all we can at every turn to challenge this.”

Apr 20 08:29

London crossed all red lines accusing Putin of involvement in chemical program - diplomat

The United Kingdom has crossed all red lines and ovetstepped thresholds of decency by accusing Russian President Vladimir Putin of being involved in the military chemical program, Russian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya said on Wednesday at a United Nations Security Council meeting.

According to the Russian diplomat, the British side has circulated at the UN Security Council a letter "full of false, ungrounded and slanderous allegations, as usual." "The United Kingdom has dared to speak about our chemical statement in a preemptory manner, to judge the methods of work of our special services. This time, our British colleagues have gone even further: they directly accused President Putin of being involved in the chemical military program," he said.

Apr 20 08:28

Russian diplomat says Britain deserves title of world’s worst genocide perpetrator

The Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman recalled that British colonists exterminated up to 90%-95% of the aborigines in the process of colonizing Australia

Apr 20 08:20

STUNNING coincidence? Chlorine containers from Germany and smoke bombs from Salisbury (Skripal poisoning) found in Syria

“The more this story goes on, the more the wheels fall off the wagon of the initial allegations” says independent journalist Martin Summers as Russia reveals to Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) they gave proof ‘Novichok’ was patented in US in 2015.

It gets better…Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova stated during a Thursday press conference that containers filled with chlorine from Germany and smoke bombs manufactured in the United Kingdom city of Salisbury were found in the East Ghouta region of Damascus, the location of the alleged chemical attack by Assad which resulted in the launch of 105 Tomahawks on 3 Syrian targets by US, UK and French forces last Friday.

Just to remind our readers, the Skripal attack was staged in…you guessed it, Salisbury.

Apr 19 11:11

Dr Chris Busby on the Skripal Russia Poisoning affair

Apr 19 09:14

The British Are Driving the West’s War Agenda—But Why?

Over the past two months the news has been dominated by two bizarre but related events:

1) the alleged nerve agent poisoning of the exchanged Russian dual-agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury, England; and

2) the supposed gas poisoning of Syrian civilians by the Assad government, leading to the “retaliatory” April 13-14 missile attack against the Syrian nation by the U.S. and Great Britain as ordered by President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Theresa May.

This attack was an act of war against a sovereign nation carried out without approval of the U.N. Security Council or the U.S. Congress or British Parliament and were cheered on by French president Emmanuel Macron.

Apr 19 09:08

May dealt embarrassing Brexit defeat in House of Lords

The House of Lords inflicted an embarrassing defeat on Theresa May’s government on Wednesday, challenging her refusal to remain in a customs union with the EU after Brexit.

Apr 19 09:01

Chemical Agent in Skripal Case Produced in Western Labs, Expert Says

The chemical substance in the case of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal poisoning in the UK city of Salisbury with great certainty has been produced in one of western laboratories, chemical weapons expert said.

The head of Chemical and Biological Weapon Restrictive Conventions Analytical Research Center under the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Viktor Kholstov said that the chemical agent in Skripal's poisoning case has been produced in western laboratories.

"The issue of 'Novichoks' has gained widespread in a considerable number of western laboratories. It is fair to say that today there are at least 20 of such laboratories which undertake work related to 'Novichoks'," expert said. "It can be said with great certainty that the manufacture is somewhere at those laboratories," he said in an intervew with the Russian Investigative Committee.

Apr 19 03:45

Bomb First Ask Questions Later:

US-UK-France Bomb First Ask Questions Later: A Timeline of Events in Syria
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As the dust settles in Syria after the recent strikes, the investigators of the Organization for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) are now set to begin their work. The Syrian government, which immediately granted OPCW investigators visas despite U.S. claims to the contrary, has stated that these investigators will be able to move freely, as the area, having been recently secured by the Syrian Arab Army, is now free of armed insurgents. However, concerns have been raised as the OPCW has been influenced by political forces in the past, particularly regarding events in Syria. One of the first sites investigators will visit will be Douma Hospital, where they will likely question the doctors and staff regarding what they saw on April 7, 2018.
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Apr 19 00:51

London crossed all red lines accusing Putin of involvement in chemical program

The United Kingdom has crossed all red lines and ovetstepped thresholds of decency by accusing Russian President Vladimir Putin of being involved in the military chemical program, Russian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya said on Wednesday at a United Nations Security Council meeting. According to the Russian diplomat, the British side has circulated at the UN Security Council a letter "full of false, ungrounded and slanderous allegations, as usual." "The United Kingdom has dared to speak about our chemical statement in a preemptory manner, to judge the methods of work of our special services. This time, our British colleagues have gone even further: they directly accused President Putin of being involved in the chemical military program," he said. "I don’t know whether London or the UK’s mission here see that you have overstepped the red line and the threshold of decency.

Apr 19 00:00

Strikes in Syria Successful, No Allied Casualties, DoD Officials Say

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The operation was carefully orchestrated and methodically planned to lessen chances of civilian casualties, the spokesperson said. The missiles hit targets during the Syrian pre-dawn hours, and planners, weaponeers and aircrew were careful to ensure little collateral damage. “We successfully hit every target,” White said.

Missiles hit three distinct military chemical weapons targets. “The three facilities are – or more appropriately, were – the fundamental components of the regime’s chemical weapons warfare infrastructure,” McKenzie said.

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(*also:Pentagon Caught Lying as Russia Details US Missile Humiliation )

Apr 18 16:22

Meet The MPs Who Back ‘Humanitarian’ Bombing In Syria, But Who Have Been Silent On Abuses Elsewhere

The former Labour Friends of Israel chair has been supportive of May’s decision to launch airstrikes in Syria, highlighting the need to remove the alleged threat of chemical weapons attacks on the civilian population.

In a tweet on Saturday, Woodcock told his followers that the UK was right to join forces with the US and France in Saturday’s airstrikes in Syria, saying: “It was right that the UK joined our allies in action to degrade Assad’s chemical weapon capability in Syria – we must act together to remove the threat of these dreadful weapons that indiscriminately slaughter civilians.”

Apr 18 15:31

UK headhunter Josh Harrison blasts unemployed under-25s on LinkedIn

ACCORDING to headhunter Josh Harrison, if you are under 25 years old and out of work, it’s because you’re lazy and “not trying hard enough”.

Apr 18 13:43

UK feared fugitive tycoon’s potential return to Russia might spill secrets — prosecutor

London could not let the fugitive Russian mogul, Boris Berezovsky, privy to classified information on the poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko, return to Russia, Russian Prosecutor-General Yuri Chaika said at the Federation Council (upper house of parliament). "The highest polonium concentration was found in Berezovsky’s office (in London). However, physically, Berezovsky could not have obtained that polonium, nor could he have created so much artificial evidence. Berezovsky acted under the control of the British special services and together with them," Chaika emphasized. "When he (Berezovsky) decided to return to Russia, they could not let him as someone privy to secrets about an act of nuclear terrorism (against Litvinenko) return to Russia," the prosecutor-general stressed. He highlighted that the UK’s accusations against Russian citizens Andrei Lugovoi and Dmitry Kovtun of allegedly being involved in Litvinenko’s murder had been trumped up.

Apr 18 13:31

Yulia Skripal ‘held hostage by British authorities’ — Russia's OPCW ambassador

Russian national Yulia Skripal is hidden from the media and the public, which means in fact that she ‘is being held hostage by the British authorities’, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Alexander Shulgin told an emergency session of the OPCW Executive Council on Wednesday. "Presently, the British authorities are zealously hiding Yulia Skripal from the media and the public," Shulgin said. "Her whereabouts are unknown. The Russian side, as well as her relatives (her cousin Victoria was refused an entry visa by the British authorities) are being denied access to her. She does not have the opportunity to go back to Russia and undergo medical examination and treatment," the permanent representative stressed.

Apr 18 13:26

OPCW expert says no BZ substance detected in Salisbury samples

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has not detected the BZ substance in samples collected in the British city of Salisbury following the poisoning of former Russian military intelligence officer Sergei Skripal, said Marc-Michael Blum, the head of the OPCW Laboratory and leader of the technical assistance team that was deployed to the United Kingdom. "The precursor of BZ that is referred to in the public statements, commonly known as 3Q, was contained in the control sample prepared by the OPCW Lab in accordance with the existing quality control procedures. Otherwise it has nothing to do with the samples collected by the OPCW Team in Salisbury," he said. OPCW Director General Ahmet Uzumcu, in turn, emphasized the credibility and integrity of the OPCW designated laboratories.

Apr 18 12:29

Theresa May let off lightly after launching air strike without Parliament's permission

Stuart Littlewood reviews the UK parliamentarians’ feeble questioning of Prime Minister May – with a few brave exceptions – regarding her failure to consult the legislature before following President Trump and attacking Syria. >>

Apr 18 11:26

Salisbury Nerve Agent Attack Reveals $70 Million Pentagon Program at Porton Down

The Pentagon has spent at least $70 million on military experiments involving tests with deadly viruses and chemical agents at Porton Down – the UK military laboratory near the city of Salisbury. The secretive biological and chemical research facility is located just 13 km from where on 4th March former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found slumped on a bench following an alleged Novichok nerve agent poisoning.

Apr 18 10:55

‘We are NOT America’s lapdog!’ Stop the War denounces Syria strikes at Westminster rally

ANTI-WAR campaigners condemned Theresa May’s decision to approve military action in Syria at a demonstration in London today, accusing her of following orders from the United States instead of listening to the views of MPs.

Apr 18 09:49

Britain admits OPCW did not confirm ‘essential evidence’ on origin of Skripal poison

The British delegation to the OPCW has admitted that international chemical weapons inspectors did not confirm the origin of the nerve agent used in the Salisbury ex-spy poisoning.
The UK’s representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Peter Wilson, said identifying the nerve agent is an “essential part of the investigation,” and that the OPCW has identified neither its origin nor the laboratory where it was produced.

"But of course, while the identification of the nerve agent used is an essential piece of technical evidence in our investigation, neither DSTL’s analysis, nor the OPCW’s report, identifies the country or laboratory of origin of the agent used in this attack," he said.

The British government claims a Soviet-era nerve agent that has become known as Novichok was used against Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia and accused Russia of producing and deploying it.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: Prime Minister May lied about this, to demonize Russia, when those lies could not be backed up by solid research.

Apr 18 09:42

Cambridge Analytica ex-CEO refuses to testify in UK

Cambridge Analytica’s ex-CEO, Alexander Nix, has refused to testify before the U.K. Parliament’s media committee, citing British authorities’ investigation into his former company’s alleged misuse of data from millions of Facebook accounts in political campaigns.

Committee Chairman Damian Collins announced Nix’s decision a day before his scheduled appearance but flatly rejected the notion that he should be let off the hook, saying Nix hasn’t been charged with a crime and there are no active legal proceedings against him.

“There is therefore no legal reason why Mr. Nix cannot appear,” Collins said in a statement. “The committee is minded to issue a formal summons for him to appear on a named day in the very near future.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder if there is a charge, in British law, of contempt of Parliament?!?

Obviously, Nix believes himself to be above the law here. There is no legal reason wny Nix should NOT appear.

Apr 18 09:23

Embassy: Moscow's "Involvement" in Cyberattacks on London Anti-Russia Campaign

The Russian Embassy in the United Kingdom has responded to numerous allegations of cyberthreats allegedly emanating from Moscow and added that London is just seeking to get money from taxpayers.

"If the UK government had really wanted to clarify its relations with our country in the area of cybersecurity at the expert level, it would have agreed on the proposal… to hold relevant consultations among experts in order to remove concerns of London, if any… As we see, there are no concerns, there is simply a wild anti-Russian campaign that fits into the overall anti-Russian policy of the conservative government and the desire to wring money from UK taxpayers for new costs," the spokesperson said.

Apr 18 09:19

Bragging, moi? Macron delivers embarrassing snub to Theresa May by claiming he's closest to Donald Trump and has a 'very personal relationship' with the US President

Emmanuel Macron has delivered an embarrassing snub to Theresa May by claiming that he is the closest world leader to Donald Trump.

The French president, the first foreign premier to be given a state visit to Washington, bragged in an interview that he had a 'very personal relationship' with the US President.

Ignoring the 'special relationship' between Britain and America, Mr Macron said: 'France is the United States' oldest ally. We will always stand side by side.'

Apr 18 08:58

Behind Theresa May’s ‘Humanitarian Hysterics’: The Ideology Of Empire And Conquest

Until the 17th century, India was the richest country in the world and had controlled a third of global wealth. Political unity and military security helped evolve a uniform economic system, increased trade and enhanced agricultural productivity. Once the British had colonised India and left, it was a basket case.

Indian politician and writer Shashi Tharoor has documented the state the British left India in. They looted the country and the British legacy was 16 per cent literacy, a life expectancy of 27, practically no domestic industry and over 90 per cent living below the poverty line.

Once Britain lost its empire, it managed to secure a degree of global influence by throwing in its lot with the US as a junior partner in Washington’s quest for global hegemony. And if the 21st century tells us anything so far, it is that the centuries’ old colonialist mentality of the British state has not gone away: the mindset of Empire, conquest and duplicity persists.

Apr 18 08:37

House of Lords to Strike Down Key Element of May’s Brexit Plan

Britain’s upper legislative house is to find itself more in agreement with the Opposition Party than the Government on Brexit.

British Prime Minister Theresa May's plans for the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union are set to receive another blow as the country's House of Lords is widely expected to vote for Britain to remain a member of the EU's Customs Union.

Apr 18 08:04

New book alleges Tony Blair blocked Dr David Kelly inquest 'within minutes of body being found'

Dr David Kelly hit the headlines after he let slip to a journalist that Tony Blair's claim that Saddam Hussein's Iraq could deploy Weapons of Mass Destruction in 45 minutes was, at best, "dubious".

The claim was a major plank of the former Prime Minister's argument to join the USA in an invasion of the country.

The case has sparked a number of conspiracy theories that Dr Kelly was murdered by the intelligence services.

Now in his new book, An Inconvenient Death - How The Establishment Covered Up The David Kelly Affair, Mr Goslett investigates the actions of the Government after Dr Kelly, 59, was found dead at Harrowdown Hill, two miles from his home in Southmoor, Oxfordshire, on July 18 2003.

Apr 18 07:57

EXPOSED: ALL THE QUEEN’S AGENTS AND CORPORATIONS THAT CONTROL THE WORLD

English law prohibits questioning the Monarchy about their personal holdings and business.

This is true of most of Europe’s royalty, whether enthroned or not. The wealth of the Monarchies is held outside of the countries that made the wealth. The British Crown’s offshore banks hold the greatest personal wealth in the world estimated at $35 trillion. Perhaps the British Crown still owns and controls its Commonwealth Nations, including the American “colonies.”

Monarchies are not supposed to be warlord bankers who create conflict and chaos to turn a profit or destabilize an economy for personal gain. But they have been for some time now, and history is a string of immoral wars caused by monarchies, the Vatican and other religions. Untold millions have died while kings and popes lived on to grab the wealth through well-established institutions that were created to control the commoner.

Apr 18 05:07

Gassing is bad, but OK for some: US complicity in past chemical attacks

US hypocrisy over its self-righteous military attack on Syria over a recent alleged use of not-yet-verified chemical weapons in Douma raises the question: Is gassing bad, but OK for some countries?

US hypocrisy over its self-righteous military attack on Syria over a recent alleged use of not-yet-verified chemical weapons in Douma raises the question: Is gassing bad, but OK for some countries?
The reason for asking is the rush to judgment by the United States, Britain and France to bomb selected military locations in Syria, which these countries claim research and develop, manufacture and store chemical weapons.

Yet, the United States and some of its Western allies, including Great Britain, have a history of being complicit in a country's – namely Iraq's – use of chemical weapons if it suited their national interest.

So, where's the outrage?

Apr 17 15:56

Cambridge Analytica’s Alexander Nix Ducks Fake News Inquiry… So Will Parliament Summon Him?

The suspended bigwig of notorious data mining firm Cambridge Analytica, Alexander Nix, has ducked the UK government’s fake news inquiry – for now. MPs are faced with the decision whether or not to summon the slippery CEO.

Apr 17 15:28

Hundreds Protest Outside Downing Street Over British Intervention In Syria

Anti-war campaigners gathered outside Downing Street to condemn Prime Minister Theresa May’s “huge mistake” in authorizing airstrikes against Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad without parliamentary consent.

Several hundred protesters holding ‘Don’t bomb Syria’ banners and chanting “Theresa May hear us say, airstrikes no way”, came out in protest at Saturday’s intervention, which Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn branded “legally questionable.”

Apr 17 14:17

Syria air strikes: Theresa May says action 'moral and legal'

Theresa May has said it was "legally and morally right" for the UK to join air strikes against the Syrian regime to prevent "further human suffering".

Apr 17 14:11

UK PM’s Husband’s Capital Group Is Largest Shareholder In BAE, Shares Soar Since Syrian Airstrikes

Philip May, husband of the UK prime minister, works for a company that is the largest shareholder in arms manufacturer, BAE Systems, whose share price has soared since the recent airstrikes in Syria.

The company, Capital Group, is also the second-largest shareholder in Lockheed Martin – a US military arms firm that supplies weapons systems, aircraft and logistical support. Its shares have also rocketed since the missile strikes last week.

Apr 17 13:55

Defense Contractors Saw $10 Billion Stock Boost Following Syria Airstrikes

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For Raytheon (RTN), the company which manufactures the Tomahawk cruise missiles used against Syria, nearly $2.5 billion has been added to the company’s market value. Add together the gains from other top weapons makers Lockheed Martin (LMT), General Dynamics (GD), Boeing (BA), and Northrop Grumman (NOC), and it becomes apparent just how profitable a business war can be.

Lockheed Martin makes the tactical control system, another of the required components of the Tomahawk launch apparatus. General Dynamics, meanwhile, manufactures the missile’s firing system. Boeing builds the B-1 bombers used in the strikes as well as its own variety of cruise missiles, while Northrop Grumman produces radar systems and other bombers, like the B-2 Stealth.

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Apr 17 13:53

Behind Theresa May’s ‘Humanitarian Hysterics’: The Ideology Of Empire And Conquest

Until the 17th century, India was the richest country in the world and had controlled a third of global wealth. Political unity and military security helped evolve a uniform economic system, increased trade and enhanced agricultural productivity. Once the British had colonised India and left, it was a basket case.

Indian politician and writer Shashi Kapoor has documented the state the British left India in. They looted the country and the British legacy was 16 per cent literacy, a life expectancy of 27, practically no domestic industry and over 90 per cent living below the poverty line.

Apr 17 13:37

Hypocrisy? Experts Slam Tories Fake News Security Unit As UK Govt ‘Peddles Misinformation’

The government has been accused of having double standards after it announced plans to set up a special unit to tackle fake news, despite its own record of “burying bad” stories and “circulating fake dossiers.”

Downing Street said on Tuesday that a national security unit combating the spread of misinformation would be set up as part of a wider review of defense capabilities. The unit “will be tasked with combating disinformation by state actors and others,” Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokesperson said.

Apr 17 11:40

Russian fleet hunts British submarine in Mediterranean

The Astute-class submarine is believed to have spent several days trying to evade detection in a tense and dangerous contest. REUTERS A British attack submarine has been locked in a “cat-and-mouse” pursuit by Russian submarines and warships, military sources revealed. While British PM Theresa May was deciding last week whether to launch strikes against Syria, a drama began beneath the surface of the eastern Mediterranean, according to The Times.

Apr 17 11:15

'Betrayal' Fury as UK's bid for application to fish near the Falklands is SNUBBED

A BRITISH businessman told yesterday of his plans to revive our hard-pressed fishing industry by launching a new multi-million pound battle of the South Atlantic.

Apr 17 10:02

'Are you EMBARRASSED?' Shocked Tony Blair confronted with DAMAGE his premiership did to UK

TONY Blair looked utterly confused and struggled to answer an explosive question about whether the former Prime Minister if he was “embarrassed” that his time as Prime Minister has had such a negative impact on UK foreign policy.

Apr 17 09:18

Lloyds Bank to cut over a thousand jobs as 49 branches are AXED

LLOYDS Banking Group, which runs Lloyds Bank, Halifax and Bank of Scotland has announced plans to cut 1,230 jobs and axe 49 branches across the UK.

Apr 17 09:07

Worth noting here - the BBC (and others) are currently saying it will take “months” to remove all traces of the nerve agent from Salisbury.

Yet we are also having it implied the Russians able to clean up all traces of alleged CW attack in Douma in a matter of days

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