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Aug 19 07:09

Surge in passports stolen on Austrian public transport

From January 1st, the Embassy have issued 102 Emergency Travel Documents (ETDs) to replace missing British passports, of which 54 were lost and 48 were stolen.

“That’s an increase of about 50% compared to the same time last year,” Embassy spokesman Lukas Wiesboeck told the Local Austria. “In particular we noticed a surge in documents reported stolen on public transport.”

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Now I wonder who likes to steal passports to use as cover for covert operations!!!!

Aug 19 07:05

Majority of parents do NOT support HPV vaccine: 4 in 5 adults think compulsory jab for all 12-year-olds is a 'bad idea' - unless they can opt out

Last month the American Cancer Society updated its official guidelines to recommend that all children be immunized, regardless of gender.

It means boys and girls aged between 11 and 12 should start receiving the three-shot jab to protect against human papilloma virus (HPV), which can cause various cancers.

But fewer than one in five parents (21 per cent) agreed that laws requiring HPV vaccination for school entry are a 'good idea', according to research by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Support increased to nearly 60 per cent if out-out provisions were included.

Aug 18 18:02

Celtic Fans Wave Palestine Flags During Match with Israeli Club

The Scottish club fans defied UEFA rules and threats by police during the Champions League qualifier against Israeli Hapoel Beer Sheva.

Fans of Scottish soccer club Celtic waved the Palestinian flag during their team’s Champions League qualifying match with Israel’s Hapoel Beer Sheva on Wednesday, the ninth time the club's fans have made a statement of defiance against UEFA’s ban on political expression in five years.

The action was organized by a group called Celtic Fans for Palestine which posted a Facebook event titled, “Fly the flag for Palestine, for Celtic, for Justice" last week.

John, an organizer of the event, told the Al Bawaba website that fans hoped to show Palestinians that support for them was alive and well in European soccer.

Aug 18 09:35

Asda has worst quarterly sales drop blaming food deflation

Asda has reported a drop in sales of 7.5% in the past three months, its worst quarterly performance on record.

Walmart chief executive Doug McMillon blamed the dip on food deflation and "the competitive environment".

Aug 18 07:23

Spoilsports: UK Olympics Bureaucrats Want To Sue Brexit Campaigners… For Highlighting British Success!

The British Olympics Association has threatened pro-Brexit campaign group Leave.eu with legal action after they posted a video on Twitter in support of the British Olympics team.

Aug 17 16:40

Another of Israel's pimps to become Labour's saviour?

To those who despair of the endless cruelty and slaughter in the Holy Land he will be forever remembered as the shameless British foreign secretary who apologised to Israel’s gangsters for the risk they ran of being arrested if they set foot in London. Back in 2009 the gruesome trio Ehud Barak, Tzipi Livni and retired general Doron Almog cancelled engagements in London for fear of ‘having their collar felt’. Israel complained bitterly and Miliband responded by promising the odious Lieberman that UK laws relating to ‘universal jurisdiction’ would be changed. He asked Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Justice Minister Jack Straw for urgent action.

Aug 17 15:01

Radical British Cleric Anjem Choudary Convicted Of Supporting ISIS

Britain’s most high-profile radical preacher Anjem Choudary faces 10 years in prison after being found guilty of supporting Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), it has emerged.

Aug 17 13:44

Ex-Chancellor Osborne Boards The Gravy Train As $300k-A-Time After-Dinner Speaker

Austerity peddler and former chancellor George Osborne has been cleared to join the public speaker agency used by the likes of Tony Blair and George W. Bush to rake in hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Aug 17 13:20

Chemsex: the alarming new trend of 72 hour drug-fuelled sex sessions

An alarming new craze for lengthy drug-fuelled sex sessions, which can last for days a time, could lead to a rise in HIV and hepatitis, health officials has warned.

The practice, dubbed ‘chemsex’ has been reported by more than 60 per cent of people visiting some clinics in London and involves people taking drugs like crystal meth before embarking on 72 hour sex binges with multiple partners.

NHS staff and the Royal College of GPs warned that people were ‘losing days’ to the new trend and turning up too late for anti-viral drugs or emergency contraception to be effective.

Aug 17 13:17

Sexual health warning as figures show rate of syphilis in London up 22 per cent

A fresh alert about the dire state of the sexual health of Londoners was sounded today as new figures showed soaring rates of syphilis.

The sexually transmitted infection was diagnosed in almost 3,000 patients as concern mounted about “high-risk” practices such as “chemsex”, dating apps, unprotected sex and people seeking HIV-positive partners.

Aug 17 07:47

The UK to Normalize Relations with Russia in a Major Policy Shift

On August 9, Vladimir Putin and Theresa May spoke for the first time since the UK Prime Minister took office and both expressed dissatisfaction with the current state of Russian-British relations.

In the phone call, which was initiated by Great Britain, both leaders agreed to develop a dialogue between security agencies on issues related to aviation security, and made plans for a face-to-face meeting in the near future. The Prime Minister noted the importance of the relationship between the UK and Russia, and expressed hope that, despite differences on certain issues, they could communicate in an open and honest way about the issues that mattered most to them. The President of Russia again congratulated Theresa May on her appointment to the highest office. In a further sign of a thaw in relations between Britain and Russia the new British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson telephoned Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov on August 12 and apparently called for «normalization» of relations.

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"You can't DO that!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Aug 16 14:29

Sex For Shelter: Craigslist Ads Offer Homeless Women Indecent Proposal

Online advertisements are offering free accommodation to vulnerable homeless women, as long as they are “stunning” and can prove their attractiveness with a picture, a British charity has warned.

Aug 16 14:11

Another of Israel's pimps to become Labour's saviour?

Against the background of speculation that Labour Party chiefs are trying to persuade David Miliband to return to London so he can snatch the party leadership from Jeremy Corbyn, Stuart Littlewood recalls the disastrous legacy of Mr Miliband.

Aug 16 13:18

Labour Leader Blasts UK Authorities Over Racism Surge

UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has slammed the rise of racism and xenophobia in Britain, advising authorities to focus on real issues instead of fueling racial tensions.

Aug 16 13:10

Easy Access To Online Porn Is 'Damaging' Men's Health, Says NHS Therapist

A top psychosexual therapist is warning about a surge in the number of young men suffering sexual health problems because of online pornography.

Aug 16 12:36

London ‘Thought Police’ Special Unit To Track Down Online Trolls

A generously funded “online hate crime hub” has been set up to tackle online vitriol by identifying suspects and encouraging citizens to report them to police, but critics fear the newly-established unit might endanger freedom of speech.

Aug 16 12:02

America’s Biggest Ally Now Has Special “Thought Police” Unit to Track Down Online Trolls

By Claire Bernish

Thought police now patrol social media platforms and online forums to quash putatively ‘abusive’ vitriol with the help of feckless civilians urged to end freedom of speech under the guise of rooting out hate.

Expected to run for two years at a cost of $2.2 million (£1.7 million) — of which the Home Office will contribute $581,000 (£450,000) — the London Mayor’s Office for Policing And Crime (MOPAC) believes severely curtailing free speech is necessary due to “the increasing role that online hate played in targeting individuals and communities.”...

Aug 16 10:37

British MPs Given Mossad Self-Defense Training Following Jo Cox Murder

British MPs are being taught unarmed street-fighting techniques used by the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad in a bid to protect them from stalkers, terrorists, and political extremists in light of the murder of Jo Cox.

Aug 16 08:18

Betraying Brexit: the revolt of the elites against the people

Why is everyone so chilled out about the threats to Brexit? Why isn’t there more public fury over the plotting of lords and academics and experts to stymie Brexit and thwart the will of 17.4m people? In all the years I’ve been writing about politics, I cannot remember a time when democracy has been treated with as much disgust, with as much naked, Victorian-era elitism, as it is being today. And yet we’re all bizarrely mellow. We’re going about our business as if everything is normal, as if the elites aren’t right now, this very minute, in revolt against the people. We need to wake up.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is a solution to this problem of an uppity ruling class. Just ask Charles I.

Aug 15 16:31

London cops waste £2.1m on thought crime unit – and they want volunteer informers

The Metropolitan Police is to spend £2.1m of public money funding a unit that will actively investigate “offensive” comments on Twitter and Facebook, according to reports.

Backed by a team of “volunteers”, the Met's new unit will actively seek out anything “deemed inappropriate” on social media services, according to the Sunday papers.

Scotland Yard is splurging £1.7m of its own budget on the headline-grabbing stunt, which will have five full-time detectives on its staff.

The Home Office is contributing a further £452,756 to the Online Hate Crime Hub, as reported by the Sunday Telegraph.

Aug 15 15:54

Cannabis Vaporizer Being Tested By NHS Could Lead To ‘Properly Regulated Market In UK’

A cannabis product used by people suffering from various conditions is now being tested by the National Health Service (NHS) in a move it has been said could potentially shift perceptions of the drug.

Aug 15 15:46

Election Fraud Ignored In Muslim Community In UK Because Of ‘Political Correctness’ – Report

In the UK, a government-commissioned report has accused authorities of overlooking election fraud due to fears of not appearing politically correct.

Aug 15 14:56

‘Let British Jihadists Go To Syria So They Can Die Fighting’ – Labour MP

A senior Labour MP has come under fire for claiming British jihadists should be allowed to join Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in Syria, because their deaths in combat would mean they are no longer a threat to UK national security.

Aug 15 14:39

Jewish Labour Movement Backs Owen Smith As Next Labour Leader

The Jewish Labour Movement (JLM) votes almost unanimously for Owen Smith over Jeremy Corbyn to become the next leader of the party.

In an overwhelming victory for Smith, 92 percent of the JLM voted in favor of Smith, compared to just 4 percent backing Corbyn.

Aug 15 14:35

British Military Spends £91mn On ‘Advice’ While Service Families Live In Squalor

Just weeks after it emerged soldiers are living in squalid army-issue accommodation, new figures show the Ministry of Defence (MoD) spent £91 million of taxpayers’ cash on consultants and solicitors.

Aug 15 14:27

UK Complicit In Al Khalifa Crimes In Bahrain: Analyst

The UK government should be “ashamed” of its support for the Bahraini regime and must be held responsible for assisting Bahraini and Saudi Arabian security forces in their crackdown against the years-long uprising in the Arab kingdom, says a British academic and political analyst.

Aug 15 14:12

UK Accuses Two Chinese Servicemen Of Espionage: Report

Two Chinese servicemen participating in a training program by the UK’s Royal Air Force were “high-level intelligence officers” tasked with espionage duties, a confidential report has confirmed.

Aug 15 08:27

The NHS are testing a cannabis product for the first time

A cannabidiol (CBD) vaporiser that has helped thousands of people suffering from a variety of conditions is being tested by an NHS unit, an unprecedented step that could increase scrutiny on cannabis’ medical benefits and have a huge impact on the UK’s legislation on it.

The MediPen, a legal way to consume CBD, which, unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), is non-psychoactive, has been on sale for a year now and drew very positive reviews, relieving the pain of people with everything from depression and anxiety to arthritis and fibromyalgia.

Aug 15 08:26

Farage Tears Into Osborne: ‘Pasty-faced, B*stard, I’d Have Dragged That Weasel Out By His Neck’

The newly-moustachioed, outgoing leader of Britain’s UK Independence Party (UKIP) has issued a devastating obituary of former Chancellor George Osborne’s political career, branding him a “pasty-faced bastard”, “a weasel”, and calling his behaviour during the European Union referendum campaign “despicable”.

Mr. Farage is no stranger to telling it the way he sees it. He told the Sunday Times that Mr. Osborne – who threatened Britons with higher taxes, recessions, and more if they voted to Leave the European Union – is a “departing weasel”.

“I’d have dragged him out by the scruff of the neck. I thought his behaviour was despicable,” said the outgoing UKIP leader, before adding: “Pasty-faced bastard. I’m pleased to see the back of him. I hope he never ever appears in public again.”

Aug 15 08:24

Theresa May orders ministers to stop the 'nonsense' and focus on Brexit delivery amid turf war

An "unimpressed" Theresa May has told senior Eurosceptic ministers to "stop playing games" following Liam Fox's attempted power grab on parts of the Foreign Office controlled by Boris Johnson.

Tensions have been rising after a leaked letter revealed the international trade secretary called for a "rational restructuring" which would see his department take personnel and "clear leadership of the trade and investment agenda."

Aug 14 17:54

The UK Supreme Court has a clear legal path to block Article 50 and stop Brexit

A lawsuit brought by a hairdresser, an investment-firm manager, and a handful of other plaintiffs that demands Parliament hold a vote on whether to trigger Article 50 will be heard by the UK Supreme Court, according to Bloomberg.

The case is crucial because it sets out a legal path that could allow the House of Commons to ignore the result of the EU referendum.

The plaintiffs argue that an Article 50 request to leave the EU can only be triggered by a vote in Parliament, not the mere request of the prime minister.

If the Supreme Court agrees, then the Article 50 request would be put to the House of Commons. It is not certain that Article 50 would get enough votes.

Aug 14 16:43

Defence chiefs blow £91MILLION on experts as thousands of British troops face the axe

THE Ministry of Defence (MoD) forked out £91million of taxpayer money to pay for top consultants despite tens of thousands of troops being axed, it has been revealed.

The MoD has 2,395 financial staff and spent the mammoth sum on financial consultants and lawyers.

Defence bosses spent £10.4million on financial consultants and £17.8million on lawyers on top of its £26million legal budget.

Put the lawyers on the front line. They can bore the enemy to death.

Aug 14 15:21

UK Police Under Fire For Training Bahraini Forces

A British parliamentary committee has criticized UK police for training Bahraini forces who are accused of ruthlessly suppressing public protests and dissent.

Aug 14 12:39

UK Could Remain In EU Till Late 2019: Ministers

The United Kingdom could remain in the European Union until late 2019 as civil servants are struggling with Brexit, and elections in France and Germany may hold up the start of exit negotiations, ministers have privately warned.

Aug 13 16:48

Construction is in recession as UK economy weakens

Britain’s building sector is officially in recession as housebuilding and infrastructure output both fell in the second quarter of the year.

Aug 13 16:40

Number Of Britons Joining Daesh Terror Group Growing: Report

The number of Britons who have left the country to join Daesh (ISIL) and similar extremist groups in the Middle East is on the rise, according to a new report.

An estimated 850 Britons have gone to fight with Daesh or other terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq, according to the British daily The Guardian.

Aug 12 18:40

1 In 3 UK Households On Brink Of Homelessness – Shelter

One in three British households are teetering on the brink of homelessness because rent and mortgage payments have dramatically risen high, while real wages have fallen.

Aug 12 14:28

Former UK Ambassador Calls For Britain & Russia To Talk

A former UK ambassador to Moscow has called for a thaw in relations between Britain and Russia – and for “New Cold War” doom-sayers to be more sensible in their commentary.

Aug 12 13:31

Child Sex Abuse Still Rampant In Rotherham Despite Report On 1,000s Of Victims – Express UK Probe

Thousands of young girls are being groomed for sex in Rotherham on an “industrial scale,” but abuse victims say authorities have failed to get the situation under control for years, Express.co.uk has disclosed in a special investigation.

Aug 12 11:30

Hijab-Wearing Muslim Women Face Discrimination In UK

British women wearing Hijab are facing work discrimination as employers prefer hiring non-veil-wearing employees, a new inquiry finds.

UK lawmakers have warned that Muslim women who wear headscarves are routinely being passed over for jobs and that this has now become an “acceptable” form of discrimination, The Telegraph reported on Thursday.

Aug 12 11:02

Court Decides 130,000 New Labour Members To Be Barred From Voting

Labour’s ruling body has won its bid to overturn a high court decision allowing new party members to vote in the forthcoming leadership election, a ruling that could bar tens of thousands of pro-Corbyn supporters from voting in the ballot.

Aug 12 07:11

Globalization Is Dead, But The Idea Is Not

I personally have the idea that if you think central banks -and perhaps governments- have the ability and the tools to prevent or cure financial crises, you’re in the more optimistic camp. And if you don’t, you’re a pessimist. A third option might be to think that no matter what central bankers do, things will solve themselves, but I don’t see much of that being floated. Not anymore.

What I do see are countless numbers of bankers and economists and pundits and reporters holding up high the concept of globalization (a.k.a. free trade, Open Society) as the savior of mankind and its economy.

And I’m thinking that no matter how great you think the entire centralization issue is, be it global or on a more moderate scale, it’s a lost case. Because centralization dies the moment it can no longer show obvious benefits for people and societies ‘being centralized’. Unless you’re talking a dictatorship.

Aug 12 06:25

EU migrants will STAY in UK as Home Office cuts mean it will take 140 YEARS to deport them

THERESA May will be unable to deport any EU migrants who arrive in Britain before the official Brexit date because of swingeing cuts to the Home Office, a pro-Brussels think-tank has said.

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Britain should cut off all social services to the migrants and make it illegal for them to work in Great Britain, then announce all the free stuff (and a lot of really hot and horny women) are in Brussels. The refugee problem will solve itself.

Aug 11 15:19

Cameron’s ‘Cronyism’ Could Cost Eton Pal Top Diplomatic Job In Paris

One of David Cameron’s best pals is to be investigated by Westminster officials claims arose that he was attempting to get the top diplomatic job in Paris while accepting a peerage for his work as Number 10’s former chief of staff.

Aug 11 12:20

Was Report On Bad Guy Russia’s Military Superiority Deliberately Leaked To Score MoD Funding?

A leaked report suggests British military leaders are deeply concerned about Russia’s military capabilities, but questions have arisen over the nature of the leaks, as the UK has a history of dumping information into the public sphere for strategic effect.

Aug 11 11:43

UK – How A Book On Art And Culture Draws Suspicions Of Terrorism

The UK it seems, has joined the US in it’s authorities and government developing a collective form of acute paranoia. A mildly deviant act by any petty criminal or a soul with mental health problems is immediately labeled a potential terrorist act before investigations have even begun.

Aug 11 10:59

Britain Not Officially At War But Fully Engaged On The Front-Line Of Deadly War Zones

We do not disclose details of all ongoing operations, (says the MoD), as disclosure would prejudice the security of the Armed Forces.” This is the stock answer given to any journalist attempting to enquire why it is that Britain is officially not at war with any country yet combat troops, special forces, fighter bombers and killer drones operate as though the opposite was true.

Aug 11 08:25

Britain Not Officially At War But Fully Engaged On The Front-Line Of Deadly War Zones

“We do not disclose details of all ongoing operations, (says the MoD), as disclosure would prejudice the security of the Armed Forces.” This is the stock answer given to any journalist attempting to enquire why it is that Britain is officially not at war with any country yet combat troops, special forces, fighter bombers and killer drones operate as though the opposite was true.

Aug 10 19:53

Rotherham 2.0: 'Kashmiri' Migrants Still Raping British Girls 'On Industrial Scale'

According to girls in Rotherham, "nothing has changed" since the mass arrest of Pakistani migrants for raping British girls.

Aug 10 18:54

BBC reporters are slammed by its OWN governing body for over-using figures 'straight from government press releases'

Three quarters of statistics used by the BBC come from Conservatives, according to a report commissioned by the broadcaster's own governing body.

The BBC Trust report warned against a 'high dependency' on the current government for statistics and cautioned against using figures 'straight from a press release.'

The 84-page paper concluded that the BBC needs to work harder to 'go beyond the headlines' with stronger analysis and more in-depth reporting, reports The Guardian.

Aug 10 15:46

More Than Half Of UK Women Sexually Harassed At Work: Study

More than half of women living in the United Kingdom have been sexually harassed at work, a new study finds.

The British women experienced groping, sexual advances and inappropriate jokes, according to researchers from the Trades Union Congress and the Everyday Sexism Project.

Aug 10 15:05

Putin And May Agree To Personal Meeting, Speak Of Mending Ties

Russian President Vladimir Putin and British PM Theresa May have agreed to meet in the near future to discuss a wide range of topics.

Aug 10 14:40

‘Rampant Sexism, Money-Grabbing & Cover-Ups’ Rife Among UK Police, Says Former Chief Constable

A “sexist, money-grabbing” and “boys’ club” culture among senior officers plagues Britain’s police forces, according to former Northumbria Police chief Sue Sim.

Aug 10 13:37

Boris The Farmer: UK Foreign Secretary’s Sister Reveals His Quiet Past As Kibbutz Volunteer

New UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, one of the frontmen of the Brexit campaign, got in touch with his Jewish heritage more than 30 years ago when he volunteered at a kibbutz in Israel, his sister has revealed.

Aug 10 09:54

Religiously Motivated Killer Of Glasgow Shopkeeper Asad Shah Jailed For Life

A taxi driver has been jailed for life after admitting he murdered Glasgow shopkeeper Asad Shah in a sectarian killing.

Aug 10 09:21

Shock Ministry of Defence report warns Russian forces could defeat us on the battlefield as Theresa May bids to thaw relations with Vladimir Putin

The Russian army can outgun British troops on the battlefield, according to a shock Ministry of Defence report.

The leaked assessment warns that rocket launchers and other weapons at Moscow's disposal are superior to ours - while its mastery of electronic warfare technology is 'game changing'.

Aug 10 09:17

£100,000 pensions that won't even buy a fish supper: Annuity payouts slashed again after last week's rate cut

Money Mail today reveals how the Bank of England's bid to boost the economy has left pensioners with incomes of just £6 a day after a lifetime of saving.

Four of Britain's biggest insurers have slashed pension payouts since official interest rates were halved from 0.5 per cent to 0.25 per cent and billions of pounds was pumped into the economy last week.

Aviva, Legal & General, LV= and Just Retirement have all axed the top deals for new customers who want to turn their pensions into an income for life, and are offering married couples a paltry inflation-proofed income of £2,256 a year at most for every £100,000 in their pots.

Aug 10 08:06

‘Drunkorexia’: Brits Skipping Meals For Guilt-Free Binge Drinking

Britons are regularly skipping meals so they can binge on booze without gaining weight, a new study into the nation’s health has revealed.

Aug 10 08:01

Hundreds of Royal Marines to join the SAS to train New Syrian Army and fight ISIS

Britain will deploy hundreds of elite troops to the Middle East to train Syrian rebel forces in the fight against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), it has emerged.

In a bid to break the deadlock in the war-torn nation, Royal Marines will join the SAS to provide the New Syrian Army (NSA) with advanced training in neighboring Jordan.

After the training has finished, NSA fighters will return to battle alongside SAS forces in Syria.

Aug 10 08:01

Police Scotland to cough 0.001% of annual income for unlawful RIPA spying

Police Scotland has been ordered to pay a Scottish policeman-turned-novelist £10,000 in damages after being found guilty of abusing surveillance powers to hunt down sources who blew the whistle on a bungled murder enquiry.

The Investigatory Powers Tribunal published its judgment yesterday. Although five people filed claims against the force, just one was awarded damages.

The damages award is one hundred thousandth of the police force's £1,000,000,000 income for financial year 2015/16, as noted in the Scottish Police Authority's accounts.

Aug 10 07:49

Bank Of England Suffers Stunning Failure On Second Day Of QE: "Goodness Knows What Happens Next Week"

Simply stated, the Bank of England just encountered an offerless market. "It is a bit of a surprise that this went uncovered in the first week of the operation, goodness knows what happens next week."

Aug 09 19:28

Cameron Could Face Inquiry Grilling Over ‘Cronies’ Honors List

Former British Prime Minister David Cameron could be hauled before MPs for a grilling about his controversial resignation honors list, a Conservative MP has said.

Aug 09 18:16

May and Putin plan talks to improve Anglo-Russian relations

THERESA May and Vladimir Putin have agreed to meet to discuss the state of relations between London and Moscow, the Kremlin has announced.

Officials in Moscow said the leaders and spoken on the telephone and decided to hold face-to-face talks in the near future.

The Kremlin issued a statement which said the conversation, initiated by Britain, saw both leaders "express dissatisfaction with the current parameters of co-operation in both the political and economic sphere".

Aug 09 15:09

130 British MPs Demand Extra Security Amid Spike In Abuse, Threats

Almost 130 British lawmakers have requested greater security for their homes and offices in response to a surge of online abuse and threats, it has emerged.

Aug 09 14:41

Rail Workers Strike Sparks Commuter Misery In UK

Thousands of train passengers in Britain have been caught up in a transport chaos, as a five-day walkout by rail workers enters its second day.

Aug 09 09:41

London Police Officers Attacked By Gang Of Youths

Footage has emerged showing two Metropolitan Police officers being attacked in broad daylight after stopping a car in Tower Hamlets, London.

Aug 09 09:37

Photos Confirm U.K. Special Forces Protecting Terrorists In Syria

By Brandon Turbeville

On August 8, 2016 the BBC published photographs and reported on yet another illegal incursion into Syria by Western NATO forces and yet another violation of Syrian national sovereignty by the United Kingdom. This time, the photographs show British Special Forces operating on the ground inside Syria in al-Tanf, near the Syrian-Iraq border, an area that is also near the Jordanian border.

The pictures themselves date back to June of this year and appear to have been taken shortly after a battle at al-Tanf between the New Syrian Army and ISIS, both Western-backed terrorist organizations. The British soldiers are photographed allegedly setting up a perimeter in order to guard the NSA base from further incursion by ISIS...

Aug 09 09:30

Illegal incursion? 1st alleged photo evidence of British presence in Syria

Photos purporting to depict British special forces operating on the Syria-Iraq border are believed to be the first photo evidence of UK troops on the ground in Syria. The pictures show heavily armed troops in patrol vehicles near a recent battle scene.

Aug 09 09:23

Savings rates chopped by MORE than Bank of England's 0.25 per cent cut

SAVERS are facing a devastating hit to income as providers savagely chop returns in the wake of the Bank of England's base rate cut.

In the six days since monetary policymakers halved core rates from 0.5 per cent to 0.25 per cent, around 50 saving accounts have been ear-marked for reductions, according to Moneyfacts.co.uk.

Yet many of the cuts announced by providers are far more severe than the 0.25 per cent snip to core interest rates.

First Direct stunned customers on Friday as it announced returns on its cash ISA are to be slashed from a leading 1.3 per cent to 0.9 per cent.

Aug 09 08:22

China warns of consequences if Theresa May scraps controversial Hinkley Point nuclear power plant

The Chinese ambassador to London suggested 'mutual trust' between the countries will be damaged if the huge project does not go ahead.

Aug 09 08:15

MPs on tour! Bill for 'fact-finding' trips soars by a quarter to £550,000 with destinations including New York, Italy and Copenhagen

Commons committees went on dozens of ‘fact-finding’ missions last year, looking into issues ranging from prostitution to greyhound welfare.

The latest costs - up from around £430,000 in 2014-15 - emerged in a breakdown of activities issued by the parliamentary authorities.

Aug 08 20:36

Campaigners hit out at fracking “bribe”

One of its members, district councillor Di Keal, said: “This is such an obvious ploy by the Tory party, led by pro-fracker Theresa May, to try and buy support for this hugely damaging industry.

“While the money may sound attractive to some hard-pressed families it will not even scrape the surface in terms of compensating for the huge fall in house prices that would follow in the wake of fracking.

“All local people in the vicinity of exploited wells will also face the damage and disruption caused by lorry journeys associated with the process, the pollution risks and damage to agriculture and tourism.

“North Yorkshire is a beautiful county that relies heavily on tourism and agriculture, both of which face irreparable damage if fracking is allowed to go ahead.”

Aug 08 20:21

Environment campaigners accuse May of trying to bribe the public with plans for cash handouts for fracking

The Lottery-style ‘Frackpot’ windfall scheme, to be unveiled by Theresa May tomorrow, involves paying individual householders cash sums – which could be as high as £13,000 – if they are living in areas where the gas can be extracted.

But green campaigners condemned the plans and said Mrs May was trying to 'sweeten the fracking pill' in light of increasing opposition.

Greenpeace UK chief scientist Dr Doug Parr said: 'The government has tried to sweeten the fracking pill with cash payments before, and it didn't work.

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He pointed to government data showing that support for fracking has dropped since February 2014, from 27% to 21%, while opposition has risen from 21% to 31%.

Aug 08 19:35

MI5 ‘Mind Reading Unit’ Foils Potential Terrorist Attacks

Up to seven potential terror attacks across Britain have been uncovered and stopped over the past year by a special MI5 unit which reads the minds of would-be attackers, the agency says.

Aug 08 17:32

130,000 New Labour Members Can Vote In Leadership Ballot, High Court Rules… But NEC Will Appeal

Labour Party members who joined after January 12 have won the right to vote in the approaching leadership contest, but the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) has vowed to appeal the High Court ruling.

Aug 08 15:26

Cameron Showers Allies With £900K Taxpayer-Funded ‘Golden Goodbyes’

Ex-Prime Minister David Cameron splurged almost £1 million of public money on “golden goodbyes” for loyal ministers and aides, it has emerged.

Faithful colleagues and advisers, including former Chancellor George Osborne, two other ministers and 21 aides, received payoffs of up to £70,000 (US$91,000) each, according to reports.

Aug 08 14:45

UKIP’s Leadership Candidate Calls For Ban On Muslim Veil In Public Spaces

UKIP leadership candidate Lisa Duffy is calling for Muslim veils to be banned in public places, describing the hijab as a symbol of “aggressive separatism that can only foster extremism.”

Aug 08 14:31

No Space Left In British Jails For All Pedophiles – Police Chief

Pedophiles guilty of lower level offenses should be diverted to mental health treatment programs rather than prisons, a senior police chief has suggested.

Aug 08 13:50

Fat Cats Awarded £5.5mn Pay Rise In 2015… While Average UK Pay Languishes At £26.5k

Britain’s top executives saw their pay rise by more than 10 percent in 2015 to an average £5.5 million, despite the stock market performing badly and average wages lagging far behind.

Aug 08 13:39

UK Top Bosses Earn 129 Times More Than Employees

The bosses of Britain’s top companies were paid an average salary of £5.5 million last year, earning 129 times more than their employees, a new report has shown.

The British think tank High Pay Center revealed on Monday, that the chief executives of firms on London’s FTSE 100 index enjoyed a 10-percent rise in their mean average income.

Aug 08 13:25

EU Threatens To Prevent UK Leaving Bloc Unless They Pay £20 Bn Bill

Webmaster addition: What is the EU going to do? Invade?

Aug 08 12:40

Democracy Is Dead

Globalists of all stripes are calling this nationalist revival narrow-minded and obscurantist. Their leading argument is that global problems such as climate change, overpopulation, and poverty require institutions with global authority. But what they should keep in mind is that those various supra-national institutions or entities, which started with stated good intentions, such as the United Nations, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), not only have failed to solve any global problems but have, by their corrupt nature made them worse. In the case of the supra-national North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), there is no pretense of being a do-gooder. The armed fist of the Orwellian empire is in the business of globalization of war with decisions made in Washington, DC. In Orwellian times, many supra-national organizations behave like corporations under humanitarian pretenses, when they are in fact parasitic organisms depleting our strength. Meanwhile, no one represents We The People at all. In the world of humanitarianism for profit, public servants have vanished and been replaced by corrupt incompetent groups operating like crime families.

Aug 08 12:04

Elderly should sell homes to fund care, says aide to Theresa May

Controversial proposal would result in families using some of children’s inheritance as parents live longer

Aug 08 08:17

UK Launches Probe Into Airbus Corruption

The UK opens a probe into allegations of bribery and fraud in connection with sale of commercial planes by aircraft manufacturing giant Airbus.

Britain’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) launched the investigation last month, which was just revealed on Sunday night by the European manufacturer.

Aug 08 07:22

UK Labour Leader Will Not Change Brexit Vote

The leader of the UK’s opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, says he will not hold a second referendum as his leadership opponent, Owen Smith, promises to hold one if elected to succeed Corbyn.

Aug 08 07:12

Juncker's 'insane' right hand man leading anti-British campaign in EU's Brexit talks

JEAN-CLAUDE Juncker’s “insane” right hand man is leading an anti-British campaign to ensure the UK gets as little as possible out of Brexit talks.

Aug 08 06:07

Now Cameron's cronies get £1m golden goodbyes: George Osborne, two other ministers and 21 aides in line for severance payments

Cronies and allies of David Cameron will receive almost £1million in golden goodbyes on top of their honours.

The ex-PM showered Downing Street staff and former ministers with peerages, knighthoods and other awards in his much-criticised resignation list.

Now it has emerged that many of them are also in line for generous severance payments.

Three ministers, including George Osborne, and 21 aides who lost their jobs after Mr Cameron stepped down will be handed more than £900,000, an analysis found.

Aug 07 16:43

Poverty Costs British Taxpayers £78bn A Year – Report

Every British taxpayer spends £1,200 annually on reversing the effects of poverty, new research has shown.

Aug 07 11:51

Saddam’s Mosul Palace-Turned-ISIS Training Camp Bombed By British Jets

Royal Air Force (RAF) fighter jets have bombed a major Islamic State training center housed in a palace built by the late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in northern Iraq, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) has said.

Aug 07 11:51

UK Authorities Lied: 'Mentally Ill' Somali Behind London Stabbing Studied Jihad

The authorities lied when they claimed the "Norwegian-Somali" London knife killer was "mentally ill" and had "no links" to terrorism.

Aug 07 11:10

UK Charities Seek Return Of £425mn Fund Taken For London Olympics

Charities have demanded that over £400 million diverted from supporting needy communities in the UK to help fund the London 2012 Olympics be returned.

The money has been taken from the Big Lottery Fund, which makes small grants to local charities and the resulting shortfall has raised questions about the Games’ legacy.

Aug 06 17:26

UK Arms Traders Eye Global Weapons-Sales Boost

British arms firms hope a plunge in the value of the pound will make exports less expensive and attract business from Turkey and India, which are seeking to expand their own arms-making capabilities.

Aug 06 15:46

Brexit Block: EU Official Says €25bn Debt Means UK Can’t Leave

Britain will have to pay the European Union a hefty sum if it is to follow through with Brexit, with claims that an estimated €25 billion is owed to the bloc in unpaid bills.
An outstanding total of €200 billion (£170 billion, $221 billion) has been shifted around by the EU for years, under what Brussels’ mandarins call the “reste à liquider.”

Aug 06 14:08

6mn UK Adults Suffered Abuse As Children – Crime Study

Up to six million adults in the UK say they suffered emotional, physical or sexual abuse as children, a new study has found.

The crime survey study of England and Wales carried out by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) found that up to half a million adult women and 100,000 adult males had been raped.

Aug 06 13:11

British Men Used EBay Sales To Fund Brother Fighting For ISIS In Syria

Two dry cleaners from the West Midlands who sold their brother’s BMW, watch and wedding outfit on eBay to raise funds for him while he was fighting for Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS / ISIL) in Syria are facing jail.

Aug 06 08:33

UK – How A Book On Art And Culture Draws Suspicions Of Terrorism

The UK it seems, has joined the US in it’s authorities and government developing a collective form of acute paranoia. A mildly deviant act by any petty criminal or a soul with mental health problems is immediately labeled a potential terrorist act before investigations have even begun.

Aug 06 06:53

Israel nuclear weapons: UK government loses file on its involvement with country's arsenal

More than 400 documents, including government files relating to the UK’s involvement in Israel’s alleged nuclear arsenal, have gone missing over the last four years, it has been revealed.

Aug 05 15:40

The Danger of Excessive Trump Bashing

The widespread disdain for Donald Trump and the fear of what his presidency might mean have led to an abandonment of any sense of objectivity by many Trump opponents and, most notably, the mainstream U.S. news media. If Trump is for something, it must be bad and must be transformed into one more club to use for hobbling his candidacy.

Amid his incoherence and insults, Trump has raised valid points on several important questions, such as the risks involved in the voracious expansion of NATO up to Russia’s borders and the wisdom of demonizing Russia and its internally popular President Vladimir Putin.

Aug 05 15:27

#BlackLivesMatter UK Shut Down Road Leading To Heathrow Airport

Activists from Black Lives Matter’s newly launched UK chapter blocked a major road to London Heathrow, Britain’s busiest airport, on Friday morning. Reports suggest police are making arrests.

Aug 05 15:17

London ‘Fellatio Café’ Will Offer Coffee & Oral Sex…If It’s Not Deemed Illegal

London could soon host its first ever ‘fellatio café’ for punters seeking oral pleasure with their morning coffee.

If the business manages to overcome all the legal barriers to opening, the café will offer customers a selection of coffees, along with oral sex performed by an escort.

Webmaster addition: "Cream in your coffee?"

Aug 05 14:08

THE KILLING$ OF TONY BLAIR - PANEL DISCUSSION

This is a panel discussion that took place after the recent premiere of George Galloway's documentary - THE KILLING$ OF TONY BLAIR . NB this appears to be a home made video probably shot on a cell phone, but the audio is quite good.

Warning: Quite a bit of swearing and rough language from the audience when the sole member of the panel who was there to defend Tony Blair's record had the mic.

Aug 05 14:01

The Reluctant Enemy

The Enemy according to Trump is unemployment, outsourcing, immigration, wars abroad, neocons and free-wheeling allies, the Clintonites chose, Russia as the enemy.

In words of Jeffrey Sachs, “Hillary is the candidate of Wall Street. Even more dangerous, though, is that she is the candidate of the military-industrial complex supporting every war demanded by the US deep security state run by the military and the CIA.” And now she and her party set their sights on Russia.

Aug 05 13:51

Lowell Goddard Quits UK Child Sex Abuse Inquiry

The head of a major British child sex abuse inquiry has quit, the third person to leave the post since the probe was announced two years ago.

The chairwoman, Lowell Goddard, quit without giving a reason, just over a year after taking on an unprecedented five-year inquiry into historical sexual abuse and its cover-up in Britain.

Aug 05 10:09

Gun & Knife Crime In London Highest Since 2011 Riots

Crime involving guns and knives in London is at its highest level since riots swept England’s major cities in summer 2011, a report has found.

Violent crime among young people has risen steadily in recent years, after a significant drop immediately following the widespread unrest of 2011.

Aug 05 08:54

Black Lives Matter Protesters Block Road to Airport in UK

Black Lives Matter protesters in the UK blocked a road heading to Heathrow Airport to prevent travelers from making their flights.

Seeing as how police brutality is non-existent in the UK, they decided to protest the fifth anniversary of the 2011 shooting of gangster criminal Mark Duggan.

Aug 05 08:50

Ransomware has left almost 10 per cent of UK firms 'unable to operate'

MORE THAN HALF of UK businesses have been hit by ransomware, according to security outfit Malwarebytes, and almost 10 per cent were left "entirely unable to operate" as a result.

Malwarebytes surveyed 540 CIOs, CISOs and IT chiefs at organisations with an average headcount of 5,400 in the UK, US, Germany and Canada. Around 40 per cent have been affected by ransomware and a third lost revenue as a result.

The majority of ransomware attacks come via a single end point, and 46 per cent begin, unsurprisingly, with a dodgy email.

What’s more, the crooks are clearly reaping the rewards of such attacks as 40 per cent of all firms pay the ransom to get the data unlocked.

Aug 05 08:21

‘ISIS Supporters’ Try To Claim Responsibility For London Stabbings

Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) supporters may be trying to claim responsibility for the Russell Square stabbings in London on Wednesday, despite police more or less ruling out terrorism as a motive.

Aug 04 18:51

Dame Lowell Goddard resigns as head of child sexual abuse inquiry

The chair of the public inquiry into institutional child abuse has resigned saying it was beset with a “legacy of failure” that was hard to shake off.

Justice Lowell Goddard, who was appointed in February last year to chair the unprecedented inquiry into decades of child abuse and its cover-up, threw the future of the huge public inquiry into doubt with her departing comments.

After a brief resignation letter to the home secretary, Amber Rudd, Goddard released a statement that indicated the controversies and challenges of the inquiry since it was set up in 2014 were insurmountable.

Aug 04 16:24

Eric Trump weighs in on father’s feud with Khan family

“My father’s simple message – it’s not an anti-Muslim message, it’s [an] anti-terror message,” he said. “You know, we have ISIS and they’re running rampant around the world and we have to do something about it and quite frankly, if you look at Hillary.”

Khizr Khan gave a blistering denunciation of Donald Trump at last week’s Democratic National Convention.

Aug 04 16:21

Eric Trump predicts dad will ‘win this crazy thing’

'I think we're going to win this crazy thing,' he said.

As his father’s seemingly quixotic campaign caught fire, Eric Trump, 32, an admitted political neophyte, found himself thrust into the heart of it all. He barnstormed across small towns in Iowa and New Hampshire, gamely doing interviews on local radio stations and Fox News, all while balancing growing responsibilities to the company.

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Aug 04 16:18

Julian Assange: “1,700 emails” proves Hillary Clinton sold weapons to ISIS in Syria

“A vote today for Hillary Clinton is a vote for endless, stupid war,” - Julian Assange

In Obama’s second term, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton authorized the shipment of American-made arms to Qatar, a country beholden to the Muslim Brotherhood, and friendly to the Libyan rebels, in an effort to topple the Libyan/Gaddafi government, and then ship those arms to Syria in order to fund Al Qaeda, and topple Assad in Syria.

Clinton took the lead role in organizing the so-called “Friends of Syria” (aka Al Qaeda/ISIS) to back the CIA-led insurgency for regime change in Syria.

Aug 04 16:14

9NEWS’ Brandon Rittiman interviews Donald Trump

Donald Trump: You look at how horribly are veterans are being taken care of.

BRANDON RITTIMAN: So, I want to start by asking. Hillary Clinton did make history. I know she’s not your favorite person, but she made history by becoming the first female presidential nominee from a major party in American history.

Do you acknowledge that? Is that a positive step for the country?

TRUMP: She’s got bad judgment. Everything she’s touched has turned bad. Whether it’s Syria, or Libya, or the migration, or the beginning of the Iran deal. She’s got horrible judgment. She voted for the war in Iraq. Another mistake. She was in favor of NAFTA. Another mistake. She’s got bad judgment.

We’re going to have a woman president, but it shouldn’t be her. She would be catastrophic for our country.

Aug 04 13:51

Just 3 Warships Patrol Britain’s 7,000-Mile Coastline, MPs Warn

Britain’s 7,000-mile (11,265km) coastal border is patrolled by a “worryingly low” number of ships in the face of the terrorism threat, a Parliamentary committee has warned.

Aug 04 08:22

Rush to withdraw savings as threat of negative rate looms

Savers appear to be hoarding cash at the fastest pace since the financial crisis over fears that the Bank of England may cut interest rates into negative territory to cushion the economic blow from Brexit.

Aug 04 08:08

Steven Woolfe Barred From Running For UKIP Leader

UKIP leadership hopeful Steven Woolfe has his chances of becoming the next leader diminished to zero as he has been ruled “ineligible” to stand in the election to replace Nigel Farage.

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