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Jun 21 15:11

Third Of ‘Leave’ Voters Think MI5 Spies Working With Govt To Stop Brexit

Up to one third of Leave voters think the UK’s intelligence agency MI5 is conspiring with the government to stop Britain leaving the European Union in the upcoming referendum, according to a poll by YouGov.

Jun 21 14:39

NATO Commander Admits There's No Threat of Russia Invading the Baltics

NATO has launched an unprecedented buildup in Eastern Europe, specifically focusing on the Baltic region, continuously citing "Russian aggression." But one alliance general has suggested that the West has no reason to believe Moscow has any intention to invade its neighbors.

Last Tuesday, NATO agreed to deploy "four robust multinational battalions" that will serve in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Poland on a rotational basis. According to NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, these troops are necessary to show that the alliance will "continue to protect and defend all Allies against any threats coming from any direction."

US Army soldiers representing units participating in the the Anaconda-16 military exercise, attend the opening ceremony, in Warsaw, Poland, Monday, June 6, 2016.
© AFP 2016/ ALIK KEPLICZ
NATO Battalions on Russian Borders Could Easily Grow Into Larger Contingent

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Pavel's comments assure me that there some "adults in the room" in NATO high command; my great fear, however, in this circumstance, is that Pavel and his logic will be overruled by other commanders, drunk on the smell of their own cork, who really WANT a war with Russia, and believe, with intense hubris, that they could actually win it.

Jun 21 14:35

The European Dead End

European construction began as the dream of European elites and has become the nightmare of European peoples. For a number of European intellectuals and politicians, the dream was to transform Europe into a sort of Superstate, capable of rivaling the United States. For others, the idea was to get rid of the Nation-State once and for all, since it was considered chiefly to blame for the woes of the 20th century.

Jun 21 13:59

‘AS FAST AS THEY WANT’: US COMMANDER SAYS RUSSIA OUTPACES NATO IN DEPLOYMENT CAPABILITIES

Russian capabilities to deploy troops at long distances are “scary” as they outweigh those of NATO, the commander of US Army Europe has said, calling for “a military Schengen zone” that would allow troops to move back and forth within the bloc’s territory.

“Their snap exercises that they [Russia] do, I personally am surprised each time they do it. And so you can see why that scares me,” Gen. Hodges said, obviously referring to the Russian Army’s large-scale military drills intended to test troops’ readiness and combat capabilities.

Hodges’s remarks echoed a February report by RAND Corporation that claimed NATO “cannot successfully defend the territory of its most exposed members,” adding that the Baltic cities of Tallinn and Riga would be overrun by Russian forces in less than “60 hours.” The alarming report came as the Pentagon announced plans to quadruple its spending in Europe in 2017.

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The question one has to ask (but didn't get asked of Gen. Hodges) is why in sam's hill would Russia want to invade a NATO country?!?

This just absolutely does not make sense; Russia wants to trade and do business with the world; not invade the rest of the planet!!

Jun 21 13:20

Obama’s ‘Misguided’ EU Referendum Intervention Threatens UK Sovereignty, Say US Lawmakers

Republican lawmakers have warned US President Barack Obama his controversial intervention into the British EU referendum debate threatens to harm the “special relationship.”

Jun 21 13:09

The Netherlands: EU membership to no purpose

The leader of the Dutch Freedom Party, Geert Wilders, aims to exit from the EU. He said that the European Union deprives the Dutch of their identity and democracy... "The Netherlands has been discussing this question for years. The country has given the EU and its progenitor, the European Economic Community, a lot more than it has taken". According to Nikolai Mezhevich, the public mood in the donor countries of the European Union differs from that in EU's beneficiary countries. For example, Poland, despite its euroscepticism, has obtained more than it has lost as a result of its EU membership, both financially and politically. In case of the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg, the state of affairs is not so obvious. These countries have not acquired sales markets, unlike Germany, for instance. One may not say that they have increased their national wealth either, as the above-mentioned countries had been wealthy and prosperous before they joined the EU.

Jun 21 12:26

Transdniestrian FM says attempts to preserve Moldova’s Soviet-era borders are utopian

"We make only realistic forecasts, unlike our Moldovan colleagues and some international partners who prefer to follow an utopian idea of preserving the borders of ‘Soviet Moldova,’" the press service of the Transdniestrian foreign ministry quoted his as saying in an interview with German journalists making a film about Transdniestria. He noted that since 1990, when the non-recognized republic of Transdniestria sprang into existence, more than 35 new states have been formed, with most of them being internationally recognized. "The fundamental basis for the sovereignty of a number of such countries was the will of the people. And this is the only scenario acceptable for Transdniestria. Our principled position has always been as follows: the settlement is to rest on the actual reality that has formed over these years and be based on the people’s will," he stressed.

Jun 21 11:52

Beyond Brexit: Favorable Opinion of EU Plunges Everywhere, Especially France

The UK is not the only country with increasing doubts about the EU.

A Pew Research Center study on Euroskepticism Beyond Brexit shows a huge dip in EU favorability across the board.

France has an even lower overall favorable rating of the EU than the UK. The favorable score is 38% in France, 44% in the UK.

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The breakdown by age is interesting. Those who view the EU favorably are the young, who have never known anything but life in the EU, while the older population remembers how different life was prior to the EU.

Jun 21 10:09

US Nato general fears rapid Russian troop deployments

The commander of US troops in Europe says Nato cannot rapidly deploy large forces to Eastern Europe in the way that Russia can.

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I see a lot of military swarming all over Europe ... painted in NATO colors!

Jun 21 09:45

If Brits Love Freedom, Leave EU. Michael Rivero - June 20, 2016

Jun 21 09:24

Over-50s overwhelmingly in favour of Brexit –and 77 per cent believe it will see end of EU

A new survey has revealed 66 per cent of those aged 50 and older will vote to leave the European Union in Thursday's referendum.

Jun 21 09:20

Lisbon Treaty turned the EU into a superstate that could become a 'prison of nations'

SPEAKING from his own extensive experience, the last USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev famously proclaimed that “the EU was the old Soviet Union dressed in Western clothes”.

Jun 21 09:18

Unskilled EU migrants cost UK taxpayers £6.6BILLION a year, Brexit economists warn

UNSKILLED migrants from the European Union (EU) are costing British taxpayers £6.6 billion a year, new figures have revealed.

Each UK taxpayer is forking out £17.75 a month for each unskilled migrant in the UK, analysis by Economists for Brexit found.

The average family of unskilled migrants costs the UK £30,000 a year – once tax, public service use and benefit payments are taken into account.

Jun 21 08:43

UK migrant numbers rocket because of foreign students who qualify and NEVER leave

THE number of migrants living in Britain has rocketed as thousands of foreign students VANISH in the system after deciding not to leave after finishing their studies.

Jun 21 08:41

'It is NOT democracy' PM's former adviser continues to hammer him over immigration

STEVE HILTON, a former senior adviser to David Cameron, is standing by his claim that the prime minister was told his pledge to cut annual net migration to under 1000,000 was impossible.

Mr Hilton, who is campaigning for Brexit, insists Mr Cameron was directly and explicitly told in 2012 his migration manifesto pledge would fail.

"We were told, directly and explicitly, that it was impossible for the Government to meet its immigration target as long as we remained members of the EU, which of course insists on the free movement of people within it," he wrote in the Daily Mail.

Jun 21 08:37

EU referendum polls latest: Majority of voters want Brexit despite shift in Remain support

The YouGov survey for The Times, excluding undecided voters, reveals 51 per cent will vote to Leave the EU on Thursday with 49 per cent saying they will vote to Remain.

The poll also shows a two point lead for Brexit when 'Don't Knows' and those who will not vote are included, with 44 per cent saying they want to quit the EU and 42 per cent wanting to Remain.

Nine per cent said they are still undecided while four per cent said they would not vote.

The results show a switch back to Leave from YouGov's previous online survey, published over the weekend, which handed a two point lead to Remain.

Jun 21 07:45

This story stinks to the high heavens

The shooting of British Member of Jo Cox is very suspicious.

First, the killer is not known to have ever had any political opinions at all.

Second, not one single real eye witness said he yelled "England First."

Yes, immediately as the news broke, the UK corporate news media all painted this sick individual as an advocate of "Brexit", the leaving the European Union by the UK.

Right before the shooting polls showed that the vote was very likely going to be for exit.

Now, the vote has been suspended and the news media are making a heroine out the victim - and most importantly - villains out of anyone who wants the UK to leave the European Union.

This story stinks to the high heavens.

Jun 21 07:40

It’s Not Just the UK – Widespread Support for EU Referendums Seen Across the Continent

Actions have consequences, and people can only be pushed so far before they snap. I believe the Paris terror attacks will be a major catalyst that will ultimately usher in nationalist type governments in many parts of Europe, culminating in an end of the EU as we know it and a return to true nation-states. Although I think a return to regional government and democracy is what Europeans need and deserve, the way in which it will come about, and the types of governments we could see emerge, are unlikely to be particularly enlightened or democratic after the dust has settled.

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Just like the voters in the US are learning, as Hillary is handed the White House.

Jun 21 07:34

German court rules in favour of ECB crisis-fighting tool

Critics charge that the ECB is essentially printing money and lavishing it on states and companies, leaving taxpayers with the risk of one day having to foot the bill.

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"We're a fascist system. Of COURSE we make the ordinary people pay for everything! That's what we DO!" -- Dragee

Jun 21 07:31

The scaremongering about Nexit

Every time I dig into the position of Brexit- and Nexit supporters, I keep stabbing three quarters. They are in favor of Europe and free trade, they say, but the EU is not required. The EU urges States mass immigration, they say, and they are against: borders closed. But how you do it - free trade with the borders closed?

Caution is advised here. If I conclude that EU opponents with their closed borders threaten free trade, I do namely to scaremongering. And intimidation is taboo in Brexit- and Nexit debate. In previous debates on the EU is distributed much scaremongering - the light goes out, etc. - that you can bring facts only EU skeptics that no one scare.

Jun 21 07:27

Saber-Rattling vs Common Sense: NATO Drills in Poland 'Remarkably Foolish'

NATO's Anaconda 2016 military exercises, which recently wrapped up in Poland, were exceptionally foolish because of their deliberately provocative nature, according to John Mearsheimer, a University of Chicago political scientist.

Jun 21 07:26

Russia and Kazakhstan Offer Crisis-Stricken EU Highway Out of TTIP Misery

Commenting on Friday's proposal by the Presidents of Kazakhstan and Russia for a Eurasian economic partnership, Russian analysts told the Vzglyad newspaper the union would be an effective counter to US economic expansionism, and help the EU to overcome its crises.

Jun 20 20:10

The Assault | The Battle of Stalingrad (1 of 3)

"The Eastern Front experienced the viciousness of war on a scale of unimaginable horror and brutality. The bloodiest and most savage fighting took place in Stalingrad between August 1942 and February 1943. Stalin's city on the Volga had military significance for Hitler. It carried the name of his enemy and therefore had to be destroyed. The ensuing battle sealed the fates of hundreds of thousands of soldiers and civilians and marked the turning point of World War II. It was the beginning of the end for Nazi Germany.

Filmed from both the German and Russian perspective, the series contains footage shot by soldiers during the siege. The Russian archives opened their doors to the filmmakers, granting them exclusive access to previously unreleased material.

Jun 20 16:26

8 Reasons To Leave The EU

Jun 20 15:54

Brexit poll: ORB 53 remain, 46 leave

53% would vote to 'Remain' in the EU (at 53%, that's +5)
46% would vote to 'Leave' (at 46%, tthat's down 3)

Jun 20 14:14

How is the existing of EU possible after the end of the modernity

Originally appeared on a-specto on June 9, 2016. Translated by Yoana Manoilova exclusively for SouthFront. Report from Professor Valentin Vatsev from a conference on the topic of ‘’Will the European Union come to an end?’’

Jun 20 14:09

In order for NATO to oppose Russia it has to revise the Montreux convention

Interview conducted by Antoinette Kiselincheva with Peter Vodenski, diplomat, former ambassador of Bulgaria to Turkey, Moldova and Cyprus, Colonel of the Bulgarian military intelligence. Originally appeared at A-specto, translated by Borislav exclusively for SouthFront...

Jun 20 13:59

Trump as the ‘Relative Peace Candidate’

The danger to the rest of us is not Trump, but Hillary Clinton. She is no maverick. She embodies the resilience and violence of a system whose vaunted ‘exceptionalism’ is totalitarian with an occasional liberal face.”

Hillary Clinton has shown no real remorse over her support for neocon “regime changes,” aggressive wars and belligerence toward Russia, leaving the oft-obnoxious Donald Trump as the relative peace candidate, says John V. Walsh.

Let us hear from these heretics, among them William Greider, Glen Ford, John Pilger, Jean Bricmont, Stephen F. Cohen and William Blum. Their words are not to be construed as “endorsements,” but rather an acknowledgement of Trump’s anti-interventionist views, the impact those views are having and the alternative he poses to Hillary Clinton in the current electoral contest.

Jun 20 13:06

Scaremonger Alert! Leaving EU will be ‘irreversible’: UK foreign secretary

Britain’s possible exit from the European Union (EU) would be an “irreversible” decision, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has warned, days before the so-called Brexit option is put up for vote.

Jun 20 12:52

Putin: ‘EU is Russia’s friend; NATO is the problem’

Vladimir Putin used a keynote address in his home city of St. Petersburg this weekend to outline his belief that America uses NATO to drive a wedge between the EU and Russia. Instead, he offered an alternative vision for European unity.

Jun 20 12:26

Exclusive Poll: EU Support Falls After Jo Cox Murder

British support for remaining in the European Union has weakened in the wake of the murder of the pro-EU politician Jo Cox, according to an online research company Friday.

Jun 20 11:42

Brits Better Off Outside Of EU: Trump

The presumptive US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has renewed a call on Britons to leave the European Union.

Trump has told the British daily, the Sunday Times, that he thinks the UK would be better off outside of the European bloc.

Jun 20 11:19

‘Sweden Wants To Be Leader In Fight Against Anti-Semitism’

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven “really wants to take a lead in combating anti-Semitism worldwide,” Ambassador Carl Magnus Nesser says.

The Nordic country is taking charge in tackling its own recent issues with Jew-hatred, and is looking to lead a global stance against it, Nesser said last week.

Jun 20 10:58

THE TRUTH ABOUT THE LATE JO COX MP AND HER HUSBAND, BRENDAN

I’ve always believed that one should not speak ill of the dead – and especially someone so brutally murdered as was Jo Cox MP on Thursday. But when that dead person is being deified out of all proportion– rather as Princess Diana was after her death – by a mainstream media hand-in-glove with a prime minister who is desperate to create false hysteria in order to sway the most important decision of our generation – our vote in the EU referendum – then something has to be said, and it is this:

Jun 20 10:51

Undeterred: Amid Terror Attacks In Europe, US H-Bombs Still Deployed There

“A little more than 60 miles from Brussels airport,” Kleine Brogel Air Base is one of six European sites where the United States still stores active nuclear weapons, William Arkin wrote last month. The national security consultant for NBC News Investigates, Arkin warned that these bombs “evade public attention to the extent that a post-terror attack nuclear scare in Belgium can occur without the bombs even being mentioned.”

Jun 20 10:33

Anna Lindh

At the time of her death, Lindh was the main figure for the Yes vote in the Euro referendum, working the campaign trail almost fulltime, and smiling at voters from posters. She was more popular than her party. The campaign strategists understood that she upstaged Goran Persson as a vote-catcher in the tough struggle to convince her countrymen and women, who are almost as sceptical of the EU as the British.

Jun 20 09:39

Milo On Why Britain Should Leave The EU: To Stop Muslim Immigration

Jun 20 09:27

'Brexit EARTHQUAKE': EU fatcats' fears as Swedish MEP suggests 'UK-Nordic trading bloc'

Swedish MEP Peter Lundgren said Denmark and Sweden were already “on the brink” of quitting, suggesting that should the UK leave, a “Nordic trading bloc” led by Britain could be born. Sweden has been sticking by its EU commitments, but barely. It’s little wonder. Sweden now has the highest level of non-EU immigration per capita.

Jun 20 09:25

Tory MP forced to agree with Corbyn that there can be NO LIMIT on immigration

A CONSERVATIVE MP was left floundering as yet another member of the Remain camp admitted there was no limit to immigration if the UK remains in the European Union.

Jun 20 09:15

Austria: 'EU should gradually lift Russian sanctions'

Austria’s foreign minister has called for the EU to come to an agreement with Russia over the possible lifting of sanctions placed on the country following the war with Ukraine.

Jun 20 09:06

Nigel Farage European Union is Rotten

Jun 20 08:59

ROLE OF IRELAND’S CENTRAL BANK IN €7BILLION BANKING FRAUD REVEALED

It seems that the Central Bank were aware of fraudulent transactions at Irish Life and Permanent and Anglo Irish Bank. Newly uncovered files have revealed that the €7 billion fraud that led to three bankers being criminally convicted earlier this month was “potentially based on encouragement” from Ireland’s Central Bank. The state knew that the two banks were helping each other out

Jun 20 08:54

Nigel Farage Peterborough Brexit speech

Jun 20 08:46

“Great Danger”: US-NATO Missiles Threatening Russia. Putin: “We Know and they Know that we Know…People do not Understand how Dangerous the Situation Really Is”

The main problem, according to the Russian president, is that people do not understand how potentially dangerous the situation really is. “The world is being pulled into a completely new dimension, while [Washington] pretends that nothing’s happening,” Putin said, adding that he has been trying to reach out to his counterparts, but in vain.

“They say [the missile systems] are part of their defense capability, and are not offensive, that these systems are aimed at protecting them from aggression. It’s not true,” Putin told the journalists, adding that “strategic ballistic missile defense is part of an offensive strategic capability, [and] functions in conjunction with an aggressive missile strike system.”

The “great danger” is that the same launchers that are used for defense missiles can be used to fire Tomahawks that can be installed “in a matter of hours,” Putin noted. “How do we know what’s inside those launchers? All one needs to do is reprogram [the system], which is an absolutely inconspicuous task,” he said, adding that the governments of the nations on whose territories these NATO complexes are based would have no way of knowing if this had happened.

Jun 20 08:44

'France's next president' calls for Brexit in Vienna

The beer flowed and the oompah music boomed in Vienna on Friday as France's Marine Le Pen, boosted by the prospect of a "Brexit", fired up a rally of European far-right "patriots" in Austria.

Jun 20 08:42

Italy's Anti-Establishment 5-Star Movement Delivers Dramatic Victories In Key Mayoral Races

Until now, Italy's 5-Star Movement has been viewed a protest and opposition party, however a second round of mayoral elections on Sunday changed that.

Jun 20 08:40

Putin Suggests Cameron Actually Blackmailed EU

Meanwhile Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested British Prime Minister David Cameron had called the referendum to “blackmail” and “scare” Europe. “Why has he set up this referendum? To blackmail Europe? Or to scare it? What is the purpose if he himself is against”

Jun 20 08:31

The Scariest "Brexit's Impact On The World" Report Yet

If Brexit wins on June 23, the low odds accorded by experts and financial markets to successful populist revolts in America and Europe will immediately look suspect, while the higher probabilities suggested by opinion polls will gain greater credibility. This is not because US voters will be influenced by Britain; of course they will not be. But, in addition to all the economic, demographic, and social similarities, opinion polling in the US and Britain now face very similar challenges and uncertainties, owing to the breakdown of traditional political allegiances and dominant two-party systems.

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In other words, populist revolts are bad because the money-junkies will have to stop being money-junkies!

Jun 20 08:07

Rome elects first female mayor in 3,000 year history as 37-year-old lawyer vows to take on the POPE and the MAFIA 

Rome has elected the first female mayor in its 3,000-year history with the 37-year-old lawyer vowing to take on the Pope and the Mafia.

Virginia Raggi of the 5-Star protest movement stormed to victory after capitalising on anger over political corruption and deteriorating services in the Italian capital.

Her cause in the capital was helped by the ousting of her predecessor, the Democratic Party's Ignazio Marino, over an expenses issue and a much bigger scandal over organised crime's infiltration of the city administration.

Jun 20 08:01

Martin Armstrong On Assassination Conspiracies: "There's Too Much At Stake To Allow Brexit"

There is disturbing opinion circulating about Jo Cox may have been assassinated to prevent a BREXIT vote. Many are starting to believe there is a conspiracy plot connecting the dots to ensure a sympathy vote to remain within the EU. People are pointing to the familiar tool of assassination often used to achieve political agendas.

Jun 20 07:57

Putin Thinks West Supported Coup in Kiev to Justify Existence of NATO

Russian President Vladimir Putin thinks that the West supported the coup in Ukraine to justify the existence of NATO.

"After the ‘Arab Spring’ they have already moved closer to our borders. Why did they need to support the coup in Ukraine? There is a complicated internal political situation there, and the opposition that is in power today would have most likely come to power by democratic means, through elections, as well. That’s it, we would have worked with them just like we worked with the authorities before (former Ukrainian) President (Viktor) Yanukovych," Putin said on Friday at a plenary session at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

"No, they had to take it to the coup with victims, to cause bloodshed, civil war, to intimidate the Russian-speaking population in Ukraine’s south-east and in Crimea. What for?" he asked adding that Moscow "just had to take measures to protect certain groups of population," he continued.

Jun 20 07:52

Call for a National Debate on U.S. “Regime Change” Policy

We are a group of concerned U.S. citizens currently visiting Russia with the goal of increasing understanding and reducing international tension and conflict. We are appalled by this call for direct U.S. aggression against Syria, and believe it points to the urgent need for open public debate on U.S. foreign policy.

Jun 20 07:51

Israeli group urges Brexit over EU West Bank policies

An Israeli pro-settlement group is campaigning for Britain to leave the EU to punish it for what it says is its pro-Palestinian stance, one of its officials said on Sunday.

Jun 20 07:42

BREXIT THE MOVIE FULL FILM

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Send this to everyone you know in Great Britain!

Jun 19 19:50

Flashback: Britain’s bill for EU bail-out hits £22bn

BRITAIN’S bill for bailing out the crisis-hit euro yesterday soared to £22BILLION — or £900 for each family in the country.

The Treasury was accused of sneaking out the news after the UK quietly increased its contribution to the International Monetary Fund from£10.5billion to £19.7billion.

The £9.2billion rise is on top of £12.5billion the UK has already committed to propping up the euro.

Chancellor George Osborne has dished out £7billion to Ireland and £4.3billion for Portugal, while Britain is also liable for a £1.2billion share of the IMF’s Greece bail-out.

The IMF increase was detailed in a little-seen Government order, and Tory MPs accused Mr Osborne of slipping it out to avoid a row.

Jun 19 19:46

Business leaders blast £850m UK loan to Greece as they call for more to be done to protect national interest

Business leaders are calling for more to be done to protect the national interest after Britain was forced to contribute to a new rescue package for Greece.

The European Union handed Athens a £5billion bridging loan at the end of last week to keep the country afloat while its £60billion bailout is finalised.

The loan included £850million from the UK – flying in the face of an agreement the Government reached in 2010 to ensure British money would not be used to bailout eurozone countries.

Jun 19 19:43

Flashback - Europe tells Britain it MUST pay £1bn share for the Greek bailout: Osborne strongly opposes plan to use money from all EU members

Britain pays around 14 per cent of the EU budget , meaning that lending Greece 8.6billion euros would leave UK taxpayers exposed to a risk of around £850million.

Jun 19 19:14

How Brussels spends YOUR money as if it grows on trees: In a devastating dispatch, we reveal how Eurocrats live a life of staggering excess - 10,000 earn more than the PM's £150,000 - while taking decisions that affect all our lives in secret

During a week here in the gilded capital of Europe, I have been amazed by the gulf between this place and the real world.

Just take the wage bill of the 47,000 people who work inside the bubble. Since 2010, it has been British policy to disclose the number of government officials earning more than our Prime Minister, who gets paid just shy of £150,000. In Britain, the latest figure stands at 319.

And the equivalent number for the EU? According to documents leaked ahead of the last European elections two years ago, EU tax perks mean that at least 10,000 EU employees are taking home more than David Cameron.

Many are mere middle managers. Among the extra perks are the £240 monthly allowance for stay-at-home spouses and the £100-a-month allowance per child. On top of that, European taxpayers spend an estimated £80 million each year in school fees for Eurocrats' children.

Jun 19 19:10

I thought I'd seen it all but the Remain camp's campaign to make Jo Cox their own private martyr is beneath contempt

The Labour MP Maria Eagle, quick to tweet the killer shouted 'Britain First', was later forced to hit delete when she realised her crass political hopes for a motive may have been exactly that.

But Maria Eagle was just the first in a long line of Remain campaigners determined to own this tragedy for their advantage.

How many times do we need to hear Jo Cox believed in unity? Talking about her constituency in a clip replayed endlessly on the BBC she said, 'there is more that unites us than that which sets us apart'. Remain couldn't have hoped for a better sound bite.

Set against the backdrop of Farage and his decisive rhetoric and billboard of migrant refugees, unity has a whole new cachet.

MPs gathered publicly to cry together. Signalling their side of the Referendum debate.

And wherever Jo had been, Dave and the Remain Dream Team went too.

Jun 19 19:07

Dave on rack over Turkey: PM fails three times to say he will veto country's entry to EU

David Cameron refused three times to say he would veto Turkey's entry into the European Union last night as he faced public anger over his failure to curb immigration.

Appearing on a special Question Time, the Prime Minister repeatedly ducked the question, claiming there was no prospect of the country becoming a member in the near future.

He claimed the issue was 'the biggest red herring in this referendum debate' and that voting to leave for fear of Turkish entry would be a 'crazy thing to do'. But given three clear opportunities to say he would use his veto to stop it, he declined to do so.

Jun 19 18:59

New EU tax raid on Britain: Staying in could cost each household another £2,600

Brussels has shown no signs of relenting in its long opposition to the UK charging zero and cut-rate VAT, campaigners say. Food, children’s clothes, books, domestic fuel, newspapers and even funerals will all be targeted.

As David Cameron faced a mauling in a live TV debate last night, the issue emerged as just one of a damaging string of policies Brussels is plotting to clobber Britain with once Thursday’s referendum is over, if we vote to stay in.

According to HM Revenue and Customs, the Treasury would have received an extra £71.3billion in 2015-16 if rates were increased. That is the equivalent of an extra £2,649 per household.

Jun 19 16:27

"I Don't Need A War In The Black Sea" - Another NATO Member Folds As Bulgaria Refuses To Join Naval Task Force

Following Germany's scandalous statement accusing NATO of "warmongering" toward Russia and revealing how deep the European fissures within NATO truly are, Reuters added that NATO-member, and Black Sea coast country Bulgaria "appeared to buckle to Russian pressure on Thursday" when its Prime Minister Boiko Borisov said he would not join a proposed NATO fleet in the Black Sea "because it should be a place for holidays and tourists, not war."

Jun 19 15:56

David Cameron: Leaving EU is 'irreversible'

"...you'd have to give up the British rebate."

Think about this because it is complete rubbish. He is saying the UK wouldn't receive a rebate of some money it pays to the EU. The UK would have all on the money if it pays the EU nothing.

Jun 19 15:51

Flashback: UK faces interest charges on EU payment demand

The UK is facing interest charges of more than £3.5m next month if it refuses to make an additional £1.7bn payment to the European Union.

Prime Minister David Cameron has said the UK will not meet the 1 December deadline set by Brussels and has no intention of paying the full amount.

The European Commission said the interest rate for non-payment would increase every month.

Jun 19 15:49

Flashback: Britain's net payments to EU soar by a third in a year, ONS figures show

Office of National Statistics shows that net payments to Brussels increased from £8.5 billion in 2012 to £11.3 billion in 2013.

Jun 19 10:49

The EU is kaput … It’s time to make a dash for the Emergency Brexit

There are 195 countries in the world and only 28 of them are in the European Union.

If the likes of Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Tonga can be proud, independent, self-governing nations, then why can’t we?

Cameron, Osborne, Gordon Brown, Tony Blair, William Hague and all the rest of Remain’s miserable shower of yesterday’s men have continually talked this country down.

From the beginning to the end of this referendum campaign, they have spoken about our country as if it is incapable of surviving outside the EU.

And millions of us simply do not believe them.

Jun 19 10:44

Everybody wants Out of the EU

Jun 19 10:28

BEX ALERT - A Petition Has Reached 20,000 Signatures Calling For EU Referendum Cancellation

A petition has been created, and received over 20,000 signatures calling for the EU Referendum to be scrapped because of the murder of MP Jo Cox.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A quick check of the UK Government's Petition site shows only one petition calling for the scrapping of the EU Referendum, and that one was started last March and ended in September. Note that the above article does not include a link to this supposed petition.

Jun 19 10:28

Former adviser to PM says EU referendum is a LIFELINE from the sinking EU ship

Steve Hilton, the former director of strategy for the prime minister, also accused the Remain side of only citing experts because it suited them.

Mr Hilton has frequently criticised his former boss during the EU referendum campaign – and claimed Mr Cameron would support Brexit were he not prime minister.

He also branded some of the Remain campaign's "scare stories" as "utterly ridiculous".

Jun 19 10:23

Greeks Send An Open Letter To UK Citizens About Brexit

Dear friends of democracy in the UK,

We want to express our solidarity as we know that you have to take a historical decision for your country and for your people, as we did last summer. On 23rd June 2016 you will have to decide in a referendum on the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union. A referendum is a direct democratic element, the highest expression of the peoples will, a privilege and a rare opportunity in the European Union. You have now the historical chance to mark your national independence day and stop the further transformation of Europe into a European dictatorship.

Jun 19 08:48

This Is What Happened in 2003 When Sweden Was Voting on Whether to Adopt the Euro

Just like the Brexit shooting of the Brit MP Jo Cox.

Jun 19 08:42

Russia strikes over $15 billion worth of deals despite sanctions at SPIEF 2016

Over 12,000 people from 130 countries took part in the forum, Anton Kobyakov, executive secretary of the forum's Organizing Committee, said.

All in all, 30 ministers from 21 countries took part in SPIEF, he said, adding that representatives of least 1,300 companies had attended, 880 of which were CEOs.

At least 332 official agreements worth more than $15.4 billion have been signed at the forum so far, not including unofficial deals, Kobyakov added.

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Meanwhile Europeans are suffering under those same Russian sanctions.

Jun 19 08:07

Huge Scandal Erupts Inside NATO: Alliance Member Germany Slams NATO "Warmongering" Against Russia

but even more troubling, was NATO's assessment that it may now have grounds to attack Russia when it announced that if a NATO member country becomes the victim of a cyber attack by persons in a non-NATO country such as Russia or China, then NATO’s Article V “collective defense” provision requires each NATO member country to join that NATO member country if it decides to strike back against the attacking country.

Jun 19 08:06

One Million People Rise Up In France Amid Media Blackout

Over one million people took to the streets in France this week in protest against an ever-increasing totalitarian French government, in some of the largest anti-government protests the country has ever seen.

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Jun 18 21:31

5 Things That Won’t Happen If Britain Leaves the EU

The EU referendum debacle has, regrettably, boiled down to a choice between David Cameron’s business-oriented ‘Project Fear’ and Ukip’s anti-migrant sentiment. For left-wing progressives, a Remain vote in support of an institution which prioritizes profits over people flies in the face of socialist ideology. The alternative – Brexit, with its overtones of jumped-up xenophobia – is equally unappetizing. But what will actually happen if the UK leaves the EU? Is it really all doom and gloom? 1. The EU won’t implode.

Jun 18 19:46

Ex Mayor Boris Johnson warns voters there are just four days to save EU

He said the people of Britain will be leading the rest of Europe on the path towards liberation from a “deeply undemocratic” system incapable of change.

He said: “Britain is not turning its back on Europe. We will continue to be engaged with Europe; we will never cease to be a great European power, but you don’t have to do it through the institutions of the EU, which I think are very undemocratic.

“How I see it is that we have got four days left to save Europe. Unless we vote for change it will go on and on in a totally undemocratic way.”

He added: “This is our moment when the British people take centre stage in history, this is when the eyes of Europe are on us and I think hundreds of millions of people are praying that we will do the right thing and vote for change because they are locked in a system that is incapable of change."

Jun 18 19:41

Brussels fatcats not laughing anymore, says Marco Giannangeli

In April a poll by TNS Sifo, Sweden’s biggest polling company, found more people in favour of leaving than remaining if Britain voted for Brexit. Mr Lundgren said: “I think Sweden may fall. The Netherlands has also threatened a referendum if Brexit happens. Denmark will also go for a referendum and so will the Czech Republic.

“Britain has always been there for Europe. You made huge sacrifices to save us from Nazi dictatorship.

“The British have a very strong sense of freedom and Brussels has messed with that. That’s the biggest lesson that will come out of a Brexit.”

Mr Lundgren said Brussels was beginning to realise it had misjudged Britain. “They laughed when Ukip and Conservative Eurosceptics began to demand a referendum for Britain,” he said. “They’ve stopped laughing now.

Jun 18 16:00

First Brexit Poll Since Jo Cox Killing Shows Remain in Lead

The campaign to keep the U.K. in the European Union led in the first opinion poll fully conducted since Thursday’s slaying of politician Jo Cox.

Staying in the bloc won 45 percent support in the Survation telephone poll of 1,001 adults on Friday and Saturday for the Mail on Sunday, according to the Press Association. Leaving was endorsed by 42 percent.

The poll marked a reversal of positions from Survation’s previous survey which was released just before pro-EU Labour Party lawmaker Cox was murdered as she met constituents in her electoral district in northern England.

"We can pull off this scam if we keep her in the news all week!" - Number 9 3/4

Jun 18 12:08

New World Order Desperation: the Brexit Fixit Psyop

Britain exiting the EU would be a nightmare for the for the NWO. Today they showed us how far they will go to prevent a potential “Brexit”. All the way, whatever it takes. They have now turned things into a “hot war”, pitting the will of the people, against the crush of power. Today’s psyop was as easy as it was obvious. But if British people are still feisty—even waking up to their EU shackles, this little victory by the EU/NWO might be Pyrrhic. The whole Brexit war has planted the will of the people against the perpetuation of power shackles over the people.

What happened today transcends any false flag aimed at disarming Americans, such as the latest false flag psyop in Orlando.

Jun 18 11:31

EU lightbulb SHOCK: Households will be forced having to pay £275 on replacements by 2018

A new EU law will ban the sale of many halogen lightbulbs and homes will have to be fitted with energy saving LED bulbs instead, which cost around 25 times more.

Homes in Britain have an average of 11 spotlight bulbs, which means it would cost up to £275 in replacement costs, according to the Association for the Conservation of Energy.

This latest piece of bureaucracy is set to take effect in 2018.

Webmaster addition: We've gone totally LED here and we love them, although you have to be careful about the brands. The Phillips seem to be robust; while the Cree have a high failure rate.

Jun 18 10:53

European Bank Stocks On The Ledge

Jun 18 10:31

Tensions Between US/NATO & Russia Are Flaring Dangerously

The bottom line is this: If you're not already mentally and physically prepared for the prospect of a NATO/US war with Russia, you really should be.

Perhaps the chances of outright war are still low on a relative scale, but the costs would be catastrophically high -- making this worthy of your attention. A low risk of a catastrophic outcome is the very reason we all buy insurance – life, auto, and home. Not because we wish things to go wrong in our lives, but because they sometimes do nonetheless.

A Russian Warning

The list of aggressive provocations by NATO that have been received as belligerent acts by Russia is quite long. It stretches back several years and continues to grow rapidly, making the chance for an ‘accident’ or unplanned incident quite high.

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What the US and NATO are lacking, so far, is some sort of action or incident by Russia which can be used as an excuse to declare war; so most likely, the US and NATO will have to create some kind of false flag with which to sell their respective citizens on the need for war against Russia.

But I would strongly caution both NATO and the US government; after 9/11, and understanding how and why that was used as the premise for the US government to go to war against Afghanistan and Iraq, you have a very cynical, logical public, which refuses to get manipulated into another war on a pack of lies.

And should war be declared against Russia, you can bet that there will be a very vocal,(and hopefully, peaceful) and robust protest against it; and yes, the President can suspend the Constitution and declare martial law, but it will cause world leadership to see the US government for what it is; a collection of corporately-owned warmongers, pledged to keep the 1% which profits from death and destruction, blissfully profitable, at the expense of its own citizens and the world.

And the other caution I would share with those in Foggy Bottom and beyond is the following; right now, in its current state, the US military doesn't have the money; the weaponry; the manufacturing; or the troop strength to ensure a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia.

The US's weapons procurement process can only best be characterised as incestuous, and that is because the politicians who hand out the contracts have their campaigns fully supported, overtly and covertly, by the arms manufacturers who want those contracts. So the outcome here is weaponry which is defective (think the F-35), way late to the point of being obsolete when it is finally deployed, and profoundly over budget.

In consideration of all this, I would strongly urge members of Congress, the White House, the State Department, and the Pentagon, to be very, very careful about what you decide to do as your next move against Russia; the results of a war against Russia could well be both catastrophic, and irreversible, for the entire human race.

Jun 18 09:50

We're told the EU makes us all stronger. But this haunting dispatch from a despairing, destitute Greece may make you change your mind

Here in Athens’s Syntagma Square, just after breakfast time one weekday morning, pensioner Dimitris Christoulas put a handgun to his head and pulled the trigger.

The retired pharmacist had walked out of his flat in a middle-class suburb for the last time. He locked the heavy shutters behind him, and the door where he had hung a sign saying: ‘Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay’.

In his jacket he carried a note saying his pension had been cut to ribbons and he couldn’t face a future of ‘raiding rubbish bins for food’.

His only child, Emi, had met her 77-year-old father for coffee the previous evening, though he gave no hint that he was planning to kill himself.

‘Things have got worse for us Greeks since my father died four years ago,’ she says today.

‘Pensioners are in terrible poverty. Suicides have doubled to 3,000 a year. Almost one in three people have no work.

Jun 18 09:31

EU referendum: Ex-army chief Lord Guthrie switches to Leave

Former defence chief Lord Guthrie has switched sides to the Leave campaign in the EU referendum, saying he is worried by the prospect of "a European army".

In February the ex-chief of the defence staff signed a Downing Street letter calling for the UK to stay in the EU.

But he has told the Telegraph that was "a mistake" and said he believed a vote to Leave "is better for defence".

Jun 18 08:59

A Unified Europe, Born In the USA: Brexit, A Challenge to America’s Domination of Europe?

The lead financial writer at the Telegraph, Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, wrote in 2000:

Declassified American government documents show that the US intelligence community ran a campaign in the Fifties and Sixties to build momentum for a united Europe.

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The head of the Ford Foundation, ex-OSS officer Paul Hoffman, doubled as head of ACUE [below, we’ll explain who these players are] in the late Fifties. The State Department also played a role. A memo from the European section, dated June 11, 1965, advises the vice-president of the European Economic Community, Robert Marjolin, to pursue monetary union by stealth.

It recommends suppressing debate until the point at which “adoption of such proposals would become virtually inescapable”.

In other words, the U.S. State Department recommended ramming through the creation of the EU before Europeans knew what was happening.

Jun 18 08:59

Set Britain free! Unsure how to vote? This brilliantly incisive verdict from the Spectator, the nation’s foremost political magazine, might help 

Our concern then was simple: we did not believe that the Common Market was just about trade. We felt it would be followed by an attempted common government, which would have disastrous effects on a continent distinguished by its glorious diversity.
The whole project seemed to be a protectionist scam, an attempt to try to build a wall around the continent rather than embrace world trade.

Jun 18 08:58

Now Lagarde takes a veiled swipe at Leave campaigners: French IMF boss sparks fury by suggesting Eurosceptic voters are narrow-minded  

The French boss of the International Monetary Fund sparked anger last night by implying that Eurosceptic voters are narrow-minded.

Christine Lagarde stepped up her pro-Brussels campaign with a last-ditch plea for the UK to remain in the EU. Pressing her case for a ‘united Europe’, she expressed disbelief that the British public could contemplate severing ties with Brussels.

Miss Lagarde said too many Europeans ‘are led to believe things would be better if only Europe returned to closed borders and economic nationalism’.

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Let's be honest. Under the EU, things pretty much suck (except for those unelected EU commissioners; they have it pretty good!)

Jun 18 08:56

NATO’s Collapse: Turkey May Exit Over Refugee Blockade, Arming of Kurds

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan envisioned himself the Sultan of a new Ottoman Empire, but now faces the bleak reality that he is the annoying little brother of the US and Europe who will never get his way.

Jun 18 08:56

The Fire Rises: Can France’s Hollande Ban Protests That Involve Millions?

"[Hollande] may actually do it, but people will just start breaking the law. [Hollande] should start negotiating and stop making idle threats," Hedley tells Loud & Clear host Brian Becker, referring to the French president's threat to ban mass protests is real.

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