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Jan 21 10:27

Video: ‘Copyright Used As Pretext For Censorship ’ – Fmr MI5 Agent On New Facebook’s Policy

RT has been blocked from posting content to its Facebook page. The ban, according to the Facebook bot, will last until Saturday 10:55pm.

Jan 20 17:57

Grave Robbers Dig Up Skeletons, Scatter Bones Around Manchester Cemetery

Vandals dug up and scattered bones around a graveyard in an unusual incident in Greater Manchester.

The damaged grave was discovered on Tuesday surrounded by the bones of one of its former occupants, a man who died in 1922 after falling off a cliff while hiking.

Jan 20 14:45

Palestine: the international community screws up, again

Stuart Littlewood relates the present Arab-Israeli conflict to the Western powers’ drafting of UN Resolution 242, whose deceitful wording allows Israel to argue that it does not have to return all the land it stole in the 1967 war.

Jan 20 13:27

Briton Dies Working On 2022 World Cup Stadium In Qatar

A British man has died while working on a stadium in Qatar that will be used in the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

It is unclear how the 40-year-old man died, or if his death is related to the many accidents that have killed thousands of migrant workers in Qatar.

Jan 20 13:08

British Tanks Sent Through Channel Tunnel To Prepare For War

Tanks have been sent through the Channel Tunnel in a secret midnight training operation to prepare for war in Europe.

Five vehicles in total were loaded onto trains, sent through, and then returned to the UK overnight on Wednesday.

Jan 20 12:11

Brexit Britain Is ‘Open For Business,’ But Only If It Pays Its £60bn EU Debt

UK Prime Minister Theresa May might have told world leaders that Britain is ready to freely engage with markets across the globe after it leaves the European Union, but the divorce is turning bitter and costly.

According to EU diplomats, any future trade agreement talks will come with a hefty price tag for the British taxpayer, as payment of financial liabilities of up to £60 billion ($74 billion) will come as a priority to European negotiators.

Jan 20 10:58

Bomb Squad Called 600 Times In 2 Months To Blow Up Volatile Chemical In UK Schools

Military bomb disposal teams were called out to hundreds of schools in the UK in the space of two months to safely destroy a potentially-dangerous chemical stored in many chemistry classrooms.

The Department for Education (DfE) has admitted it worked with the Ministry of Defense (MoD) to carry out controlled explosions of 2,4 dinitrophenylhydrazine (DNPH) – a volatile chemical known to pose a risk of explosion caused by shock, friction or fire.

Jan 20 10:55

Watch out for provocations against Russia

Recently, Britain became the voice for a potential war with Russia. First, former NATO commander General Sir Richard Shirreff's book, 2017 War with Russia, came out in May; after that, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson called on the British people to participate in street demonstrations against Russia. Last week, Defense Secretary Michael Fallon stated that war with Russia is not likely in 2017, but Britain would be ready for war against Russia in two years. There is a climbing tension between countries, nothing short of the one the world experienced when Cold War tensions occasionally peaked. British politicians are ignoring the fact that a war between Russia and the Western bloc would drag the whole world into it. Only 100 years ago the world was dragged into a serious war that went on for four years. The ambitions of European politicians thrust the world into an irreversible conflict in three weeks. This conflict was the First World War and led to deaths of 20 million people.

Jan 20 09:21

UK Media Accused Of ‘Consistent Stream Of Negative & Inaccurate Reporting About Muslims’

In a personal campaign for fairer coverage, one man has exposed scores of articles in the British press that misrepresent Muslims or Islam.

Since undertaking the project, Miqdaad Versi, the assistant general secretary of the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), has forced newspapers to make 20 retractions and corrections.

Jan 19 17:31

Floella Benjamin says Brexit could KILL OFF Peppa Pig - Lib Dem peer in astonishing rant

LIBERAL DEMOCRAT peer and former children’s TV presenter Floella Benjamin has claimed Brexit has put at risk top shows such as Peppa Pig.

Jan 19 17:26

Brexit Britain is ‘open for business,’ but only if it pays its £60bn EU debt

According to EU diplomats, any future trade agreement talks will come with a hefty price tag for the British taxpayer, as payment of financial liabilities of up to £60 billion ($74 billion) will come as a priority to European negotiators.

Jan 19 16:31

Donald Trump to Name the Owner of NY Jets as an Ambassador to the UK, Twitter Reacts

It looks like the next ambassador to the United States to the UK will be the owner of NY Jets, Woody Johnson.

Jan 19 16:30

Britain’s ‘Failure To Tackle Tax Havens’ Draws Ire Of Anti-Corruption Campaigners

Anti-corruption campaigners have accused the British government of falling short on its longstanding commitment to fight corruption, voicing concerns over the government’s “rejection of the need to stop the UK tax havens selling secrecy.”

Responding to recommendations by the International Development Committee (IDC) in its October 2016 report ‘Tackling corruption overseas’, officials once again asserted on Monday the UK is a “leader in the fight against corruption and promoting transparency.”

Jan 19 14:43

Man Stabbed Repeatedly In Shocking CCTV Footage Released By Manchester Police (VIDEO)

Police in Manchester have released CCTV footage of a vicious stabbing that took place in the city center in the early hours of Monday morning.

Greater Manchester Police are appealing for witnesses to the attack, which took place at 12:15am on Monday, January 16 outside the popular Printworks venue.

Jan 19 12:51

Total Insanity: Brits Should Learn Polish, Punjabi, & Urdu To Make Immigrants Feel Welcome – Cambridge Prof

British people should learn immigrants’ languages to be more welcoming, according to a Cambridge professor, who says integration is a “two way street.”

University of Cambridge French philology and linguistics professor Wendy Ayres-Bennett says although people moving to Britain should learn English, Brits should also get over the idea that learning other languages is “something difficult and only for the intellectual elite.”

Jan 19 11:32

British tanks sent through Channel Tunnel to prepare for war

Tanks have been sent through the Channel Tunnel in a secret midnight training operation to prepare for war in Europe.

Five vehicles in total were loaded onto trains, sent through, and then returned to the UK overnight on Wednesday.

Five different types of vehicle were sent in order to ensure that a range of armor could be transported.

Jan 19 10:55

Mainstream British Press Propaganda Ramps Up Dangerous War Rhetoric against Russia

The British press are in full hysteria propaganda mode when it comes to demonising our new greatest threat on planet earth; not climate change, a global pandemic, international terrorism, or America’s new foe in the South China Sea – but Russia.

In all of these newspaper reports, and there are plenty more of them, not a single scrap of actual evidence other than hearsay is published. In the case of the Express story, it’s allegations are backed up with the statement “It is entirely feasible that Russia has targeted Tornadoes and Typhoons in this way,” said air defence expert Justin Bronk, of the Royal United Services Institute think-tank.” This is not evidence.

In the case of the Telegraph, this fairy-tail has been 100% debunked as pure propaganda and the original report from the Washington Post ended with a full-on apology by its editor. The Telegraph has printed no such amendment or apology for its totally fictitious article.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Now that it is very clear that Hillary Clinton will not be the US's next President, but Trump will be,, it appears that the Deep State in both this Country and the UK are desperate to cook up some kind of war with Russia, if possible, even before Trump takes the Oath of Office tomorrow.

But the Deep State in both countries has been unsuccessful, because the massive, hysterical propaganda by their countries' respective presstitutes and whoreespondents have, to large part, fallen on deaf American and British ears.

In both countries and beyond, people are tuning into the independent media, like WRH, because they understand that the independent media, in large part, has no vested interests in the military/industrial complex, so war is not something they generally support.

Jan 19 09:37

Is Theresa May Scaring EU Nationals To Deter Others?

The number of the European Union nationals held captive in Britain’s immigration centers rose five times, a report reveals.

In a Wednesday report, The Independent revealed the rise, which can be seen “since the Conservatives came to power.”

Some of the detainees have been arrested over insignificant matters, including throwing a birthday party in a park or not carrying an ID.

Jan 18 16:37

EU Papers React With Fury To Theresa May’s Brexit Speech

The European press was not exactly pleased with UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s big Brexit speech on Tuesday, with some of the continent’s largest papers calling her strategy “shameful,” “hostile,” and “dangerous.”

Jan 18 15:37

BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg ‘Misreported’ Corbyn Story… But No Evidence Of Bias, Says Trust

Award winning BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg has been reprimanded by the BBC Trust for inaccurately reporting Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s views on shoot-to-kill policies in the aftermath of the Paris attacks.

The Trust concluded that Kuenssberg breached the BBC’s impartiality and accuracy guidelines at a time of “extreme national concern,” but insisted there was no evidence of bias or of intent on the part of the journalist.

Jan 18 15:36

Theresa May’s Brexit Plan 'Demeans' UK, Herself: Corbyn

Leader of the UK Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn has blasted Prime Minister Theresa May for offering a Brexit plan that “demeans herself and her office and our country’s standing.”

Corbyn made the remarks during this week’s Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) at the House of Commons, as he engaged in a debate with May over her newly announced plans to take the UK of the European Union (EU).

Jan 18 14:19

Boris Johnson Compares French President To Nazi Guard

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has come under fire for comparing the French president to a Nazi prison guard giving ‘punishment beatings’ to Britain for trying to ‘escape’ the EU.

Speaking in India, Johnson appeared to liken Francois Hollande to a World War II German soldier, in a move which is likely to further alienate France ahead of Brexit negotiations.

“If Mr. Hollande wants to administer punishment beatings to anybody who seeks to escape [the EU], in the manner of some World War II movie, I don’t think that is the way forward, and it’s not in the interests of our friends and partners,” the foreign secretary said as quoted by the Independent.

Jan 18 14:04

UK Prime Minister Theresa May Pledges Hard Brexit, Threatens Trade War

In a speech at Lancaster House Tuesday, UK Prime Minister Theresa May all but threatened economic warfare against Europe if the UK is not granted unlimited access to European markets after it exits the European Union.

May’s aggressive posture is bound up with efforts to forge an economic and political alliance with the incoming administration of Donald Trump in the United States. Only May’s readiness to act as a bludgeon on behalf of Washington against the EU, and particularly against Germany, can account for the combative stand she took prior to triggering Brexit by invoking Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty.

Jan 18 13:55

Taliban Bomb Maker’s Case Against British Military Thrown Out By Supreme Court

A Taliban bomb maker seeking to sue the British military over his detention in Afghanistan has had his case thrown out by the Supreme Court.

Serdar Mohammed had hoped to sue the Ministry of Defence (MoD) over his 106-day detention during the height of the Afghan war in 2010. Lower courts had ruled he could only be legally held for 96 hours according to official rules.

Jan 18 10:57

Trump VS May’s Statements: Dollar Is Getting Weaker With Pound Gaining More Ground

The greenback fell against the GBP and its other peers after Donald Trump told the Wall Street Journal its value is too high in part because China holds down its own currency.

Jan 18 09:53

UK Decision To Quit EU Single Market Makes Scotland Independence Likelier: Sturgeon

The British government’s decision to leave the European Union’s single market would make Scotland’s independence likelier, says Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

She made the remarks on Tuesday after a key speech by British Prime Minister Theresa May, who announced that Britain would leave the European Union’s single market as part of Brexit.

Jan 18 09:51

Storm clouds gather as hurricane Trump prepares to hit White House

Donald Trump has delivered a huge boost to Britain by promising a trade deal within weeks of taking office to help make Brexit a ‘great thing’.

The President-elect spoke in glowing terms of his ‘love’ for the UK and revealed he was inviting Theresa May to visit him ‘right after’ he gets into the White House.

He said that he wants a trade agreement between the two countries secured ‘very quickly’ – making a mockery of President Obama’s threat that, if the country voted for Brexit, we would be at the ‘back of the queue’.

The comments follow weeks of overtures to the Trump camp by Number Ten, including a visit by Mrs May’s joint chiefs of staff – and give her a huge boost ahead of her major Brexit speech tomorrow.

Jan 18 08:52

UK’s ‘Confused’ Stance On Yemen ‘Will Lead To Terrorist Attacks On British Soil’

Britain is increasing the likelihood of a terrorist attack on home soil if the government does not rethink its “confused” Yemen policy, a former international development secretary has warned.

Andrew Mitchell MP, speaking to the Telegraph on his return from Yemen, said Britain’s support for the Saudi coalition “will stoke a further generation of terror” and lead to “threats to Europe.”

Jan 17 16:33

Germany Welcomes ‘Clarity’ As Europe Reacts To Theresa May’s Brexit Plan

Germany’s foreign minister has welcomed a “bit more clarity” from UK Prime Minister Theresa May after her major Brexit speech on Tuesday, saying it is positive that she wants to work constructively with the EU.

On Tuesday, May confirmed the UK will leave the EU single market during the Brexit process. Other priorities include removing Britain from the jurisdiction of EU courts and imposing controls on immigration.

Jan 17 14:26

Theresa May Set To Confirm ‘Hard Brexit’ From Single Market In Major Speech

Prime Minister Theresa May will confirm the UK will leave the single market in a major speech on Tuesday.

Other priorities include removing Britain from the jurisdiction of EU courts and imposing controls on immigration.

Jan 17 11:43

House Destroyed By Explosion In Manchester

A house in Manchester has been almost entirely destroyed by an explosion, reportedly leaving five people injured.

The home in Blackley can be seen roofless and reduced to crumbling brickwork in videos and pictures on social media.

Emergency services were first called to the scene at 12:30 and five people are reported to have been injured though it is unclear how badly.

Jan 17 11:21

Trump's Offer Of Quick Post-Brexit Trade Deal Welcomed By Downing Street

In his very first interview with the British press, US President-elect Donald Trump revealed the UK has a “special place” in his heart and that he believes the country will flourish after Brexit.

Interviewed by former cabinet minister and staunch Brexiteer Michael Gove for the Times, Trump pledged to agree a trade deal with Britain as soon as it leaves the European Union.

Jan 17 11:02

Millions Face Dire Consequences Of Rundown Of Britain’s National Health Service

Prime Minister Theresa May and Conservative ministers have spent the last week denying that the National Health Service (NHS) is in an enormous crisis.

Last weekend, two patients at Worcestershire Royal Hospital died after waiting hours for treatment in hospital corridors. At the same time, more than 20 hospitals raised alerts that they could no longer provide basic services to the public. In response, the British Red Cross said, accurately, that the NHS was facing a “humanitarian crisis.”

Jan 17 10:32

Ransomware brutes smacked 1 in 3 NHS trusts last year

A third (30 per cent) of NHS trusts have been infected by ransomware, with one – the Imperial College Healthcare in London – suffering 19 attacks in just 12 months.

According to results of a Freedom of Information-based study, none of the trusts reported paying a ransom or informed law enforcement. All preferred to deal with the attacks internally.

Additionally, of the 15 trusts who were able to provide further information about the origin of the attacks, 87 per cent reported that the attacker gained access through a networked NHS device, with 80 per cent targeted by a phishing scheme.

Jan 17 10:27

Line Of Duty: Drug Abuse In The British Armed Forces On The Rise

The British military has seen a 30 percent spike in personnel caught and expelled from the ranks for using illicit substances, according to new figures.

Data obtained by the Sun under Freedom of Information indicates up to 1,000 service personnel have failed drug tests in the last 12 months, with hundreds discharged and others awaiting disciplinary action.

Jan 17 10:00

Trump, Kissinger and Ma playing on a crowded chessboard

Place your bets on who will be the major partner in the Trump, Kissinger and Ma law firm.

Kissinger has drafted a plan to officially recognize Crimea as part of Russia and lift the Obama administration’s economic sanctions.

The plan fits into Kissinger’s overall strategy — call it a traditional British Balance of Power, or Divide and Rule, approach — of breaking up the Eurasian front (Russia-China-Iran) that constitutes the real “threat” to what Mattis defines as the “established world order.”

Jan 17 08:54

There Is No Anti Semitism in Britain

In the end of October (2016) we learned from the British Jewish media that Police were called to University College London (UCL) amid claims of common assault and verbal intimidation by "pro-Palestinian protestors" at an event with an Israeli speaker.

We had to wait another three months for a single honest Jew (Jerry Lewis of Hampstead Synagogue) to admit in front of the notorious ultra Zionist BOD, that the event at UCL was actually provoked by Jewish groups that have nothing to do with the Jewish students community. At least one of those Jewish groups is funded by Israel according to Lewis. These groups invoke 'hatred' against Jews because this is how they justify their existence and sustain their funding.

Jan 16 18:56

REVEALED: Tiny Pacific island with just 42 people gets £18MILLION in UK Foreign Aid

BRITAIN’S aid budget has handed the equivalent of £426,000 to each inhabitant of a Pacific island over the past six years, it has been revealed.

More than £17.9million of UK taxpayer’s money has provided a school, health centre and ferry service to the those living on Pitcairn Island in the South Pacific halfway between Peru and New Zealand since 2011.

But just 42 people are said to live there.

The islanders, who are related to sailors who took party in the Mutiny on the Bounty, will receive almost £3.5m in 2017 - equivalent to £82,750 each.

In comparison the average British salary for last year was £26,500 - less than two thirds lower than what the islanders are getting.

Jan 16 16:04

Russia's navy is engaging in its highest level of activity for more than 25 years, Britain's First Sea Lord warns as Putin prepares for war 

The Royal Navy is facing its greatest challenge from Russia in more than 25 years, the First Sea Lord has warned.

Admiral Sir Philip Jones told his sailors that the Navy was dealing with the highest level of activity from submarines and warships since the end of the Cold War.
He added that the Navy was having to make 'difficult' cuts to equipment as Vladimir Putin's fleet had increased its activity.

In a New Year message to the Navy, Sir Philip said: 'In northern Europe and the Baltic, we are responding to the highest level of Russian naval activity since the end of the Cold War.'

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to Admiral Sir Philip Jones: sir, you seem to be developing a severe case of SMD (Selective Memory Disorder), and I would like to politely mention US and NATO troop movements of the last couple of weeks, available from public and common sources:

100’s of US tanks, heavy equipment flow into Europe to counter ‘Russian aggression’

Poland welcomes thousands of US troops in NATO show of force

US MARINES LAND IN NORWAY, SIGNALING DEPARTURE FROM POST-WW2 COMMITMENT TO RUSSIA

So what can we possibly assume that Vlad (the NON-impaler) and the Kremlin are thinking?!? Perhaps, in response to all these US/NATO movement of troops and equipment, current Russian naval deployments are possibly intended to keep Russia's options open, in case there is a false flag or direct attack against it?!?

Some bloggers have certainly been asking the question of whether the design intent of the deployment of all these NATO and US troops to Russia's borders, and even Blogger Mac Slavo has asked the question:

Is This The Coup In America? “U.S. Troops On Russian Border” To Start War Before Inauguration

I would politely suggest to Admiral Sir Philip Jones that it is highly possible that current Russian Naval activities may well be an asymmetrical response to the massive numbers of troops sent by the US and NATO to Russia's borders.

Jan 16 16:02

Trust In Government, Business, & Media Has Collapsed In Britain – Poll

Trust in major media institutions, the government, as well as the business community has plummeted to disturbing new lows over the last 12 months, according to an annual study by polling firm Edelman.

The figures show that trust in the government, which stood at only 36 percent at the start of 2016, plunged even further to 26 percent.

Jan 16 15:43

Britain Refuses To Sign Paris Declaration For Israel-Palestine ‘Two State Solution’

British officials rebelled during a Paris peace conference last weekend, refusing to sign a joint agreement supporting negotiations for a two-state solution for Israel-Palestine.

The 70-nation-strong meeting was dubbed by many as “useless” and ignored by most main players in the conflict, but nothing seemed to cause more controversy than the UK’s claim that the conference could make the Palestinian camp more difficult to work with.

Jan 16 11:27

Humble pie for IMF as experts RAISE UK growth forecasts as Britain SMASHED doom prediction

The fund conceded demand in the UK held up "better than expected" after the Brexit vote, putting year on year growth at two per cent in 2016 - the highest in the G7, coming in above the United States' 1.6 per cent.

Economic expansion has also been reforecast UP for 2017 in the Washington-based fund's latest World Economic Outlook (WEO) report.

The UK economy is set to grow by 1.5 per cent this year, according to the fund.

In October the IMF predicted growth of 1.1 per cent.

Jan 16 10:32

UK: May And Corbyn Suppress Scandal Over Israel's Role In Anti-Corbyn Coup

Shai Masot, an Israeli embassy staffer in London, was caught on camera in a sting operation plotting to “take down” Members of Parliament perceived as hostile to Israel.

Initial revelations from Al Jazeera showed secretly filmed discussion between Mosat and Maria Strizzola, a former parliamentary assistant to Robert Halfon, a junior education minister and former Conservative Party deputy chairman.

Jan 16 07:36

Brexit Flip-Flop: Bank Of England Head Says Exit Will Hit EU Harder Than UK

The head of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, appears to have switched his stance on Brexit.

Jan 16 07:36

EU threatens to BLOCK Brexit deal unless UK accepts free movement AND pays into budget

BRUSSELS will force Britain to continue to pay into its budget and accept free movement for several years as part of any transitional Brexit deal – or face the EU blocking a Brexit deal altogether.

Jan 15 15:43

Watch: Israel’s penetration of the UK's political system exposed

Readers of our website will know that Israel’s penetration of the British political system is deep and all pervasive, with stooges and flag wavers permeating every nook and cranny of the political establishment – political parties, think-tanks and academic institutions.

Now an investigation by Aljazeera TV has exposed for the whole world to see how the Israel lobby influences British politics. A six-month undercover investigation reveals how Israel penetrates different levels of British democracy...>>

Jan 15 12:05

UK Mom 'Cheats On Husband With Migrant' While Volunteering At Calais Jungle

When she told her family she was leaving to "service" refugees at the Calais Jungle, no one realized it was double entendre.

Jan 15 10:53

Final Obama Shot At Brain Enhancement

During a tumultuous period of turnover of federal agencies just prior to the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States, the Federal Trade Commission appears to be taking a final shot at a company that in 2009 needled forgetful government officials who didn’t pay their taxes on time.

Jan 15 09:04

Theresa May to say UK is 'prepared to accept hard Brexit'

Theresa May is to announce that the government is prepared to accept a clean break with the EU in its negotiations for the UK’s departure, according to reports.

In a speech to be delivered on Tuesday, the prime minister is said to be preparing to make clear that she is willing to sacrifice the UK’s membership of the single market and customs union in order to bring an end to freedom of movement.

Jan 15 04:39

Can Trump Fix the Economy In 2017?

Paul Craig Roberts (born April 3, 1939) is an American economist, journalist, blogger and former civil servant. He reached the height of his government career when he became the United States Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy under President Reagan in 1981.

Dr. Roberts elucidates how Trump can fix the the Economy.

I cannot assure you that Trump is not another fake like Obama. But it is a mistake to begin with this assumption. Why write off in advance the only person with the courage to put his life on the line and take on the corrupt and evil Washington establishment?

Jan 14 13:15

Is Trump About to Debunk the Media’s ‘Putin-gate’ Conspiracy Theory?

So get out the popcorn, and put your feet up: the entertainment is about to begin!

Cold war drama fizzling fast

“It wouldn’t be a bad opening for a Tom Clancy novel about the Cold War” – that’s how the Los Angeles Times described the sequence of events leading up to the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats (“spies”) and the latest face-off between Washington and Moscow.

Indeed the whole episode of has about it a fictional aura, which is, after all, only appropriate, since the entire basis of this latest cold war drama is pure invention.

Jan 14 13:12

The Establishment Is Trying To Steal The Presidency From Trump And the Liberal-Left Is Helping

Where is the liberal-left’s moral conscience?

The US military, the CIA, and their whores in the US media are undemocratically pursuing their own agenda independent of the policy of the president-elect.

We could dismiss Trump’s admission as throwing a bone to the CIA so they can feel vindicated and get off his back, and the statements by Tillerson and Mattis could be dismissed as what has to be said in order to be confirmed.

Jan 14 13:05

US Intel Agencies Try to Strong-Arm Trump Into War with Russia

The big shots who run the country are trying to strong-arm ‘the Donald’ into carrying their water so the depredations can continue...

Powerful elites are using the credibility of the US Intelligence agencies to demonize Russia and prepare the country for war.

Last week’s 25-page report, that was released by the Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, illustrates to what extent intelligence is being “fixed around the policy”.

The Intelligence Community has been coerced into compromising its credibility to incite fear of Russia and to advance the geopolitical ambitions of deep state powerbrokers.

Jan 14 12:59

Risks and Opportunities for 2017

Just a few days into 2017 and we can already say with a great degree of confidence that 2017 will be a historical year. Furthermore, I submit that 2017 will be the “Year of Trump” because one of roughly three things will happen: either Trump will fully deliver on his threats and promises, or Trump deliver on some, but far from all, his threats and promises or, finally, Trump will be neutralized by the Neocon-run Congress, media, intelligence community. He might even be impeached or murdered.

Of course, there is an infinity of sub-possibilities here, but for the purpose of this discussion I will call the first option “Trump heavy”, the second one “Trump light” and the third one “Trump down”.

Jan 14 12:55

Let Trump Be Trump?

Could Trump redefine the presidency?

Donald Trump may be a historic figure, but that does not mean he is easy to understand or anticipate. One thing is for sure – he has a unique style and form of communication.

Jan 14 09:28

Why Did the Al-Jazeera Expose Fail?

The Brits should certainly ask themselves how come it is left to a Qatari TV network to reveal the shocking news about their democracy being taken over by a foreign Lobby. Should this not be the concern for the BBC or the Guardian? And even after the Al-Jazeera expose, the British media remained silent and the question must be asked: would it have stayed as silent had Shai Masot been a Russian? Would it have stayed as silent if MP Joan Ryan was exposed as an Iranian lobbyist?

Jan 13 14:19

Boris Johnson Says Britain ‘First In Line’ For US Trade Deal, Defying Obama’s Pre-Brexit Warning

Britain will be “first in line” to negotiate a new trade deal with the US, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said after talks with President-elect Donald Trump’s team and senior Republicans.

Jan 13 13:12

Body Of British Chef Killed Fighting ISIS In Syria Recovered From Battlefield

The body of British chef Ryan Lock, who joined the Kurdish militias to fight Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), has been recovered, according to reports.

Lock, from Chichester, was reportedly killed during fighting on December 21.

His body had been in the hands of the Islamist group but is now in the possession of the Kurdish authorities and has been sent to the north-eastern part of Syria for an autopsy, the BBC claimed on Thursday.

Jan 13 03:57

Review of The CIA As Organized Crime

The kind of revelation that Valentine has provided needs to be presented judiciously and dispassionately as it is shocking to the uninitiated.

If you want to learn about the CIA as a deep state within the surface state, read this book.

Priceless explanations abound in paragraphs. Valentine writes that the government wages psywar against the American public in various ways for various purposes.

Jan 13 03:54

The Neocon’s declaration of war against Trump

This is a political coup d’etat...an attempt at removing Donald Trump from the White House.

After several rather lame false starts, the Neocons have now taken a step which can only be called a declaration of war against Donald Trump.

It all began with CNN published an article entitled “Intel chiefs presented Trump with claims of Russian efforts to compromise him”

Within one short week we went from allegations of “Russian hacking” to “having a traitor sitting in the White House”

Jan 12 20:15

Israel's manipulation of UK politics: time for zero-tolerance

Both the Foreign Office and Boris Johnson, the UK's Foreign Secretary, have declared the Shai Masot affair "closed" after Masot, an employee of the Israeli embassy and probably a Mossad asset, plotted with gullible British MPs and political hangers-on to "take down" senior government figures including Johnson's deputy, Sir Alan Duncan. “The UK has a strong relationship with Israel and we consider the matter closed,” they announced. The Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow, who is Jewish, has also declined to investigate.

Jan 12 15:57

British PM In Denial About Healthcare Crisis: Corbyn

UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has accused Prime Minister Theresa May of being “in denial” over the ongoing crisis gripping the country’s National Health Service (NHS).

During this week’s Prime Minister’s Questions at the House of Commons on Wednesday, May and the opposition leader clashed on a variety of issues, but it was the NHS that took the center stage.

Jan 12 15:44

Israel's manipulation of UK politics: time for zero-tolerance

Stuart Littlewood recalls how efforts by UK citizens to challenge Israel’s penetration of the British state hit a brick wall, and says that this could be surmounted if the boycott Israel movement, pro-Palestinian activists and trade unions pooled their efforts.

Jan 12 15:18

Conflict Of Interest? Theresa May Urged To Come Clean On Investments

UK Prime Minister Theresa May is facing calls to reveal her financial interests after it emerged she set up a blind trust of shares when she became prime minister, thought to be worth up to £145,000 ($175,000).

Such a trust, which allows May to keep investments while relinquishing management of them, was revealed in a recent Cabinet Office list of ministerial interests.

Jan 12 13:52

Britain Preparing ‘Official’ Anti-Moscow Campaign – Russian Embassy

The Russian embassy in London says that the British authorities are looking to launch an official campaign against Moscow, based on what senior diplomats in Britain reportedly called a “concerted drive by Russia to undermine the UK.”

The embassy posted a statement on its website apparently meant as a follow-up to an article published by the Sunday Times in mid-December. The newspaper reported Whitehall’s growing concerns over Russia, including a perceived cyber threat, an alleged increase in spying, and the deployment of “useful” MPs and “propaganda.”

Jan 12 13:49

British Pound Hits A 31-Year Low Against US Dollar

The UK’s currency has fallen to a record 31-year low against the dollar, amid a sudden strengthening of the US currency.

The British sterling dropped to $1.20 before rebounding slightly to just above $1.21 by the time the London market closed on Wednesday evening.

Jan 12 13:47

UK child-abuse whistleblower sentenced to two years by kangaroo court held in secret

On Wednesday 11 January 2016, Melanie Shaw, the whistleblower on the horrific abuse of children which occurred at the then county council-run Beechwood Children's Home in Nottinghamshire in the late 1980s, was given a two-year custodial sentence in a secret court hearing.

The nature of the charge against her is unclear and that information is refused when requested of court staff. The case took place late yesterday morning but it did not appear on any court lists until the hearing was past.

Jan 12 13:10

Obama’s ‘Farewell To Arms’ As War Presidency Ends

Self-declared liberal Americans consider Bush to be a warmongering disaster, yet somehow they hail Obama as some kind of progressive «peace president».

Eight straight years of warmongering come to an end as US President Barack Obama bows out with his «farewell to the nation» speech this week, as fawning American media dubbed his valediction.

In reality, Obama’s outgoing address should have been billed as a «farewell to arms» made by arguably one of the most belligerent presidents to ever have occupied the White House.

Only in exceptionally delusional America could such a pernicious paradox be presented as something honorable and sentimental.

Jan 12 13:05

Stephen F Cohen: Who Are the Real Enemies of US National Security?

If anti-Trump American forces are behind untrue allegations of this magnitude, those forces are the primary enemies of US national security and should be investigated fully and publicly.

Cohen raises the following issues, which he and Batchelor discuss:

Two conflicting interpretations are suggested, says Cohen. Either Trump is about to become a potentially seditious American president. Or powerful US forces are trying to destroy his presidency before it begins, perhaps even prevent him from taking office.

Jan 12 12:24

Britain’s Ambassador To France Says UK Will Not Talk To Marine Le Pen

UK ambassador to France Ed Llewellyn says the UK will not forge ties with far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen because it is not government policy.

Llewellyn told MPs that Britain had a long standing policy of not engaging with Front National, despite Le Pen polling in second place behind ex-prime minister Francois Fillon.

Jan 12 11:10

UK Adoption Of US Drone Assassination Model ‘Shocking’ – Campaigners

Britain will look to the US drone assassination model as it seeks to update its own rules of war, a move campaigners say is deeply concerning.

Sir Jeremy Wright QC, the government’s senior lawyer, will give a speech on the law as it relates to targeted killing. Wright will speak at the International Institute for Strategic Studies on Wednesday.

Jan 12 09:31

Lloyds Bank customers still flogging the online dead horse

Day two and old nag Lloyds Banking Group’s online and mobile app services are still up and down like the Grand National, with no sign that customers will be put out of their misery any time soon.

An outage yesterday morning prevented punters from logging onto their accounts, to, say, apply for a loan or perhaps re-examine the damage caused by the financial blow-up over Chrimbo.

Lloyds, which claimed things were back up and running around lunchtime yesterday, refused to cough details on the nature of the problem and wouldn’t do so “even if” it knew the reason. But Reg readers told us access was patchy into the afternoon and again this morning.

A mouthpiece at Lloyds confirmed today, “we are still experiencing some intermittent issues”. He said, “We are still investigating, I don’t want to speculate on what the cause is.”

Jan 12 09:27

Government quietly launched ‘assault on freedom’ while distracting people, say campaigners behind legal challenge

The Government passed an “assault on freedom” while people were afraid and distracted, according to campaigners.

Campaign group Liberty is requesting a High Court judicial review of the wide-ranging new spying tactics in the Investigatory Powers Act.

That law was passed at the end of last year and gives spies – and a range of other organisations including the Food Standards Agency – the power to see anyone’s entire internet history, alongside other unprecedented rules. The Liberty challenge will focus on bulk powers, which let intelligence agencies collect up huge amount of data in case it needs to be used in future, meaning that people not under investigation have their information watched.

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It is more than a little depressing to understand that this legislation has come from the country which gave the world the Magna Carta.

Jan 12 09:07

Israeli government cash to UK’s Union of Jewish Students exposed

The Union of Jewish Students receives funding from the Israeli embassy in London, a six-month investigation into the Israel lobby has revealed.

“The Israeli embassy in the UK gives money to the Union of Jewish Students,” pro-Israel activist Adam Schapira says, speaking to an undercover reporter.

This comes to light in episode one of Al Jazeera’s groundbreaking film The Lobby which was broadcast on Wednesday, and can be watched in the video above.

Jan 12 04:15

The biggest moments from Donald Trump’s fiery press conference

“It’s all fake news. It’s phony stuff. It didn’t happen, and it was gotten by opponents of ours, as you know..."

President-elect Donald Trump held his first press conference Wednesday since winning the election and answered questions about his relationship with Russia, arrangements for the future of his business, and some of his plans for the first days of his administration. Trump vowed to repeal and replace Obamacare within the “same hour,”. He also promised to name a Supreme Court nominee within the first two weeks after he takes office. The event was marked by tense exchanges...

Jan 11 23:19

Shadow play: the New Great Game in Eurasia

There you have it, over and over again: Divide and Rule, to counteract the unruly “threats”.

That will be the key story to follow further on down the (New Silk) roads.

Yeats memorably wrote that, “mirror on mirror mirrored is all the show.” Yet the show always must go on — dalangs East and West let loose in deep niskala.

Welcome to the 21st century Tournament of Shadows.

Jan 11 20:09

Govt Expects To Lose Brexit Trigger Case – Report

The British government expects to lose its landmark legal battle to start Brexit without going through Parliament and has drafted versions of a bill to put to lawmakers over the ruling, it has been reported.

Sources told the Guardian that senior government figures are convinced seven of the 11 Supreme Court judges will uphold the High Court’s demand that Prime Minister Theresa May secure the consent of MPs and peers before triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty.

Jan 11 18:27

Govt Expects To Lose Brexit Trigger Case – Report

The British government expects to lose its landmark legal battle to start Brexit without going through Parliament and has drafted versions of a bill to put to lawmakers over the ruling, it has been reported.

Jan 11 17:29

The UK economy is doing pretty well but inflation is on the cards

Today is a day where we await a raft of UK economic data under what is called an improvement by the Office for National Statistics.

Jan 11 17:01

How many British MPs are working for Israel?*

Al Jazeera are to be congratulated on an undercover investigation exposing something most of us could probably have guessed: that some Israeli embassy staff in the UK – let’s not pussy around, Mossad agents – are working with senior political activists and politicians in the Conservative and Labour parties to subvert their own parties from within, and skew British foreign policy so that it benefits Israeli, rather than British, interests.

Jan 11 16:18

France Courts US For Top NATO Job After UK Isolated By Brexit

France has been trying to muscle its way into a senior NATO position traditionally held by the UK since Britain voted to leave the European Union last year.

In the most recent chapter in a centuries old history of feuds between the two rival states, France is seeking to prevent a British general from becoming deputy supreme allied commander, a role that has been held by Britain almost continually since World War II.

Jan 11 15:54

‘Juvenile Delinquent’ Nigel Farage Has ‘No Clue’ About Brexit, Says EU Commissioner

Nigel Farage has been branded a “juvenile delinquent” by European Union Commissioner Phil Hogan, who said the former UKIP leader’s efforts to influence Brexit negotiations are pointless and harmful.

Jan 11 15:20

Britain Admits Selling 500 Cluster Bombs To Saudi Arabia, Some Used In Yemen

Britain exported 500 cluster bombs to Saudi Arabia in the 1980s which may have been used in the current war against Houthi rebels in Yemen, an official report shows. The munitions are now banned under international law.

It is the first time the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has revealed how many of the British-made devices have been exported to Saudi Arabia.

Jan 11 11:28

English Patriotism Is Overtaking British Identity, Poll Shows

British identity is declining rapidly and English patriotism is on the rise with many more now describing themselves as just English, a new study has found.

According to a recent YouGov poll, nearly one fifth of those quizzed described themselves as English rather than British – a rise of 5 percent on 2015 figures.

Jan 11 10:45

Health Experts Call For Ban On Alcohol Advertising In UK

British health experts call for a ban on alcohol advertising in the United Kingdom after a new study claims the industry’s marketing methods encourage young people to drink.

Jan 11 09:27

Nurse lured to park by 'fake cries for help' then sexually abused by five ‘African’ men

POLICE are today hunting five men of “African appearance” who lured a nurse into a park with fake cries for help then beat her unconscious and sexually abused her.

Jan 11 09:12

Britain To Review Its Cyber-Security After Alleged US Election Hacks

The British government has launched a national inquiry into its own cyber-security after US intelligence agencies alleged that Russian hackers interfered with the 2016 election of Donald Trump.

Margaret Becker, the chair of the UK parliament’s joint committee on national security strategy said: “Attention has recently focused on the potential exploitation of the cyber domain by other states and associated actors for political purposes.

Jan 11 08:12

Black horse blacks out: Lloyds Bank website goes down

An unspecified glitch at Lloyds Bank Group prevented customers from logging into their accounts via a browser or app this morning.

Services were unavailable for several hours during the outage, though the company kept mum on Twitter about the causes.

“We are aware that some customers may have experienced issues logging on to Internet Banking this morning across all Lloyds Banking Group brand. This service is now working normally and we apologise for any inconvenience caused,” a mouthpiece at the firm told us.

El Reg asked about the cause of the downtime but the Lloyds rep candidly said that she “wouldn’t be able to provide [the reason for the outage], even if we had one”.

Jan 10 18:59

Britain To Review Its Cyber-Security After Alleged US Election Hacks

The British government has launched a national inquiry into its own cyber-security after US intelligence agencies alleged that Russian hackers interfered with the 2016 election of Donald Trump.

Margaret Becker, the chair of the UK parliament’s joint committee on national security strategy said: “Attention has recently focused on the potential exploitation of the cyber domain by other states and associated actors for political purposes.

Jan 10 18:08

Pro-EU Alliance Blocks Euroskeptic Five Star Movement After Group Ditched UKIP

Italy’s Five Star Movement (M5S), an anti-establishment party, has failed in its attempt to join a pro-EU free market group in the European Parliament after publicly ditching its alliance with the UK Independence Party (UKIP).

In an embarrassing blow to M5S’ founder Beppe Grillo, the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) rejected the radical Italian party on Monday, citing deep-rooted incompatibilities.

Jan 10 16:57

Merkel Warns UK It Must Accept 'Four Freedoms' In EU After Brexit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the European Union must consider restricting Britain’s access to the bloc’s single market if London does not accept the four basic freedoms of movement when it exits the EU.

Merkel repeated her warning on Monday that there could not be any Brexit negotiations based on the UK “cherry picking” parts of the EU it prefers without accepting the “four freedoms”– the free movement of goods, capital, services, and people.

Jan 10 16:17

Boris Johnson Rejects Calls To Punish Israel Over Diplomat ‘Take Down’ Plot

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has rejected calls to sanction the Israeli embassy in London after one of its diplomats was secretly filmed discussing with a Conservative staffer how British officials with a pro-Palestinian stance could be “taken down.”

Speaking in the House of Commons on Tuesday, Johnson said diplomat Shai Masot was no longer working in London and that the Israeli embassy had issued a full apology.

Jan 10 15:51

Immigrants Should Be Taught To Queue Properly, Says British Dame

Migrants to the UK must be taught to understand British things like queuing and being nice, according to the government’s integration adviser.

Dame Louise Casey told the Communities and Local Government Select Committee on Monday that too many migrants had not grasped the basic tenets of British life.

Jan 10 15:03

Government’s Sweeping Spying Powers Face Challenge In British Court

Core parts of the UK’s new spying powers bill may soon be reviewed in court since civil rights NGO Liberty launched a crowd-funded legal challenge.

Liberty aims to have the most concerning parts of what it terms “sweeping state spying powers” examined in depth with a view to limiting what some see as the most draconian set of surveillance powers in the Western world.

Jan 10 14:47

UK ‘First In Line’ For US Trade Deals After Brexit: Johnson

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says Britain is “first in line” for striking a trade deal with the incoming administration of US President-elect Donald Trump, seemingly putting to rest concerns over President Barack Obama’s warnings against Brexit.

Jan 10 14:14

UK Can Be ‘Better Off’ After Brexit: Labour Leader

UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn will say that Britain “can be better off” after leaving the European Union (EU), softening his tone on Brexit, according to the released parts of the speech he is set to make on Tuesday.

Jan 10 12:26

Theresa May Hints At ‘Hard Brexit’ Outside Single Market

Prime Minister Theresa May has hinted the UK is heading for a ‘hard Brexit,’ as the country will not seek to “keep bits” of EU membership.

The PM’s response to a question on whether Britain will prioritize immigration controls over access to the single market caused the pound to drop on Monday, falling to its lowest level since late October.

Jan 10 10:11

England’s Booming Population Spells Commuter Hell For Drivers

England’s rapidly increasing population will mean drivers in 2030 will lose an extra 12 hours a year in traffic jams, a study predicts.

The nation’s already busy roads will be even more congested in 13 years’ time, thanks to a population boom which will see Britain overtake France as the second most populated country in Europe, according to the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

Jan 10 09:26

Starving to death on NHS wards?

A shocking claim, based on figures from the Office of National Statistics.

The data for England and Wales shows that in 2015, hunger and/or dehydration were a factor in 828 patient deaths in hospitals and care homes.

Jan 10 09:01

Judge Who Called ‘Racist’ Defendant ‘A C**T’ Cleared Of Misconduct

A British judge who called a defendant a “bit of a c**t” during sentencing has been cleared of misconduct.

Judge Patricia Lynch QC was sentencing John Hennigan at Chelmsford Crown Court in August last year for his ninth bout of antisocial behavior in 11 years when the exchange took place.

Fifty-year-old Hennigan was in the dock when he told Lynch she was a “bit of a c**t,” to which the judge responded: “You are a bit of a c**t yourself. Being offensive to me does not help.”

Jan 10 08:42

Israeli Lobby: “Take Down” UK Ministers

Israel’s brazen interference in British politics has been revealed once again with the covert filming of the senior Jewish political officer at its London embassy boasting that he is going to “take down” senior politicians who are hostile to illegal Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank.

Jan 09 16:39

‘Would You Like To Carry A Gun?’ British Police Asked

British police are taking part in a survey to determine whether they would like to routinely carry guns and Tasers to counter possible terrorist attacks.

The Metropolitan Police Federation, London’s police union, launched a major new survey on Monday to ask its 32,000 members if being armed at all times would actually demoralize officers on the job.

Jan 09 15:38

Ransomware sleazeballs target UK schools

Cybercrooks are targeting UK schools, demanding payments of up to £8,000 to unlock data they have encrypted with malware.

Action Fraud warns that fraudsters are cold-calling schools claiming to be from the Department of Education and asking for the head teachers’ email addresses. Crooks then send booby-trapped emails with infectious zip attachments supposedly containing sensitive information.

In reality, these files carry file-encrypting ransomware. Action Fraud is urging educational establishments to be vigilant.

Jan 09 15:27

'May Hasn't Ruled Anything In Or Out In Brexit Talks': Spokeswoman

British Prime Minister Theresa May has ruled nothing in or out before starting talks on her country’s formal exit from the European Union, according to her spokeswoman.

“She hasn’t ruled anything in or out – she’s said she wants the best possible deal for trading with and operating within the single market,” the Downing Street spokeswoman said on Monday, according to Reuters. The report did not name the official.

Jan 09 14:12

How many British MPs are working for Israel?

Jonathan Cook underlines the need for an inquiry into Israel's collusion with British politicians to influence and subvert UK policy, and laments that it was Aljazeera, not the British media, which exposed the extent of this collusion.

Jan 09 13:51

New Wave Of Strikes To Further Cripple UK Public Transportation

A new round of walkouts by public transportation workers is set to hit the UK, following the government of Prime Minister Theresa May’s failure in addressing long-running contract disputes and job security concerns.

The industrial action will begin on Monday, when workers with the London Underground stage a 24-hour strike by closing subway stations in the central parts of the capital.

Jan 09 09:51

Labour Calls For Investigation Into Israeli Diplomat’s Plot Against MPs

Britain’s opposition Labour Party has called for an investigation into an “extremely disturbing” plot by an Israeli diplomat against pro-Palestinian MPs.

The party’s foreign affairs spokeswoman, Emily Thornberry, slammed Tel Aviv Sunday after release of a video, in which an Israeli embassy official is heard plotting to “take down” some of UK lawmakers.

Jan 09 08:25

Israeli Diplomat's Plot to “Take Down” UK MPs Caught on Camera

It’s the 21st century and we’re used to all sorts of scandals involving politicians.

Jan 09 07:07

How Many British MPs Are Working For Israel?

Al Jazeera is to be congratulated on an undercover investigation exposing something most of us could probably have guessed: that some Israeli embassy staff in the UK – let’s not pussy around, Mossad agents – are working with senior political activists and politicians in the Conservative and Labour parties to subvert their own parties from within, and skew British foreign policy so that it benefits Israeli, rather than British, interests.

Jan 09 07:07

UK’s Top Diplomat Arrives In US To Meet Trump Advisers

British foreign minister Boris Johnson has arrived in the United States to meet with President-elect Donald Trump’s advisers.

The top diplomat’s Sunday visit came as the country was facing complicated negotiations over a decision to exit the European Union based on the outcome of a referendum, held last June.

Jan 08 13:16

UK's Labor Party chief demands May's response to crises at NHS

The UK’s opposition Labor Party leader has demanded answers from Prime Minister Theresa May after the British Red Cross warned the country’s National Health Service (NHS) faces a humanitarian crisis.

Referring to the situation as “a national scandal,” Jeremy Corbyn called on Britain’s chief executive on Saturday to attend a parliamentary session on Monday to respond to the controversy and explain how she plans to deal with the issue.

Jan 08 10:59

UK: Janitors And IT Workers At Glasgow City Council Face Common Struggle

Janitors and IT staff at Glasgow City Council (GCC) are involved in hard fought and bitter disputes with the Labour Party-run authority.

Janitors employed by Cordia, an arm’s length organisation of GCC set up to run support and caring services, have been taking industrial action since January 2016. Over the course of 2016, they have taken around 28 days of strike action of between one to five days in length along with work to rules. The yearlong dispute was initially regarding Working Context and Demand Payments–annual payments of between £500 and £1,000, for heavy lifting and removing dangerous materials from playgrounds.

Jan 08 10:14

Israel apology after plot against UK politicians

The Israeli embassy has apologised to UK deputy foreign secretary Sir Alan Duncan for comments made by one of its staff members on plans "to take [him] down" due to his criticism of Israel's settlement activity in the occupied West Bank.

The comments, made by a senior political officer at the Israeli embassy Shai Masot, were secretly captured on film during a six-month undercover operation by Al Jazeera's Investigative Unit, which reveals plots by the Israeli diplomat and a British civil servant to destroy the careers of senior politicians.

In a conversation with Maria Strizzolo, who was then chief of staff to MP Robert Halfon, the deputy chairman of the ruling Conservative Party, Masot asked her if he could give her some names of MPs he would suggest she "take down".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

THIS is precisely how the Israeli Governmental Cartel thinks and operates.

And God bless Al Jazeera for having caught this conversation on film!

As a Christian Pacifist Activist, I would love to visit Jerusalem one day; unfortunately, however, because I have posted articles on this blog which have been more than a little critical of Israel's treatment of Palestinians, I would either be violently interrogated at Ben-Gurion airport, then refused entry, or assassinated outright if I got through airport security.

And to American Christian Zionists, who believe that they must blindly support everything Israel does (including serial genocide against the Palestinians), if you ever understood what most Israelis think of you, you would be wounded to the core of your being.

I don't know how "useful idiots" translates into Hebrew, but you catch my drift.

Jan 07 21:11

Israel's ambassador sorry over 'take down' Sir Alan Duncan comment

The conversation involved Mr Masot and Maria Strizzolo, an aide to education minister Robert Halfon, the former political director of Conservative Friends of Israel, as well as an undercover reporter.

It was recorded in October 2016 as part of an investigation by Al Jazeera.

Mr Masot asked her: "Can I give you some names of MPs that I would suggest you take down?"

Ms Strizzolo replied that all MPs have "something they're trying to hide" and Mr Masot responded by saying "I have some MPs", adding "she knows which MPs I want to take down" before specifying "the deputy foreign minister".

Jan 07 19:17

Economist Admits BoE’s Brexit Financial Collapse Warnings Were ‘A Misjudgement’

Economists failed to predict the 2008 financial crash and completely misjudged Brexit’s impact, the executive director of monetary analysis at the Bank of England (BoE) has admitted.

Jan 07 19:16

Britain Derailed Obama’s Plan To Bomb Syria – US Secretary Of State

Britain abruptly derailed US President Barack Obama’s plan to use military force against the Syrian government, US Secretary of State John Kerry has claimed.

In 2012, Obama said if Syria used chemical weapons, it would be crossing a “red line,” and would draw a military response from the US.

Jan 07 09:54

Britain on HEAVY SNOW ALERT: Polar vortex to plunge UK into WORST January FREEZE in years

BRITAIN is on alert for the most severe winter freeze for SIX YEARS to send temperatures crashing to -15C (5F) within days.

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Jan 06 18:23

Tony Blair Pours £10 Million Into His Crusade Against ‘Populism’

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair has announced he will pour almost £10 million ($12 million) of his riches into his new non-profit organization set up to combat “populism.”

Last month, the former prime minister said he was setting up the Tony Blair Institute (TBI) “after the political earthquakes in the UK with Brexit and with the American election.”

Jan 06 16:32

Prototype Laser Weapon Developed With £30mn Of Army Funding

Britain’s military has awarded a £30 million ($36.9 million) contract to a consortium of arms firms to build a directed energy weapon similar to those already trialled in the US.

The deal was struck with the Dragonfire consortium, which is made up of UK and European firms, including BAE System, MBDA, and Qiniteq.

Jan 06 16:16

Ransomware sleazeballs target UK schools

Cybercrooks are targeting UK schools, demanding payments of up to £8,000 to unlock data they have encrypted with malware.

Action Fraud warns that fraudsters are cold-calling schools claiming to be from the Department of Education and asking for the head teachers’ email addresses. Crooks then send booby-trapped emails with infectious zip attachments supposedly containing sensitive information.

In reality, these files carry file-encrypting ransomware. Action Fraud is urging educational establishments to be vigilant.

Jan 06 12:38

UK Borders Breached By Afghan Murderer And Syrian Refugee Using Fake Passport

Britain’s border security has come under scrutiny after a Syrian refugee revealed how he entered the UK on a fake passport, and a convicted Afghan murderer who beheaded a woman got into the country, only to assault two police officers days later.

Jan 06 10:34

China Launches Weekly Freight Rail Service Direct To London

China has launched it’s first direct freight rail service to London as part of its drive to develop trade and investment ties with Europe.

Jan 05 16:56

Britain’s Top Bosses Have Already Made More Money In 2.5 Days Than You Will All Year

British bosses have already made more money in the first two and a half work days of 2017 than most people will make over the entire year, in what researchers have dubbed “Fat Cat Wednesday.”

According to the High Pay Centre, the salary gap across the UK is now such that directors earning £1,000 ($1,228) per hour will by around noon Wednesday have passed the annual salary of the average British worker – just over £28,000.

Jan 05 16:11

Brexit Bust-Up: Resignation Of Britain’s EU Ambassador Unleashes Political Storm

Sir Ivan Rogers could “not be trusted” as Britain’s EU ambassador and must be succeeded by a negotiator with a more positive view of Brexit, according to his critics.

Sir Ivan, who resigned on Tuesday, had been expected to play a key role in Brexit talks and was due to remain in his post until November. His supporters say the government’s Brexit plans have now been thrown into “chaos” without its most seasoned EU negotiator at the helm.

Jan 05 13:24

1 In 4 Brits Spy On Their Partner’s Phone – And Often Don’t Like What They Find

It isn’t just unscrupulous tabloid journalists who are happy to snoop through other people’s phones – 22 percent of British people admit to illicitly spying on their partners devices.

Jan 05 13:09

May Planning To Use Brexit To Stop Benefits For EU Migrants

British Prime Minister Theresa May intends to use Brexit to prevent EU migrants from claiming benefits, according to a report.

Senior government sources are working on plans to stop migrants from getting tax credits and other in-work benefits, according to a Times report on Monday.

Jan 05 12:18

Boris Johnson ‘Not Reading His Briefs And Alienating EU Ministers’ – Peer Alleges

A Liberal Democrat peer has claimed that the UK’s Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, is frustrating his own department by not reading briefs and alienating EU foreign ministers.

Baron William Wallace described how civil servants are “in despair” over Johnson, who is not giving “clear guidance” to his officials.

Jan 05 12:11

Afghan murderer who BEHEADED woman in Holland allowed into UK without checks and then attacked cops with hammer

A convicted murderer who beheaded a woman in Holland after allegedly watching Taliban videos was allowed into the UK without any checks - where he then attacked two police officers with a hammer.

Savage Jamshid Piruz found himself free to wander into the UK unchallenged despite having served seven years in Holland for slaughtering his female tenant and hacking her head off.

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Jan 05 10:22

Britain's Ambassador To EU Resigns Ahead Of Brexit Talks

Britain’s ambassador to the European Union has unexpectedly resigned weeks after he stated that Brexit could take longer than expected to sign off.

Sir Ivan Rogers told staff on Tuesday afternoon that he would quit his post early, but did not explain the reason for his decision.

Jan 05 09:51

Shadow Defence Secretary Commits Labour To Arms Bonanza And Trident Renewal

Labour will invest in the military to counter claims that the party is soft, according to Shadow Defence Secretary Nia Griffith.

Griffith’s comments are a significant break with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s preference for spending on social needs and less aggressive forms of foreign policy.

Jan 04 21:46

Desperate Tony Blair to splash £10MILLION on new campaign to BLOCK Britain quitting EU

TONY Blair will splash almost £10 million on his newly-established anti-populism institute so he can “support” the bitter campaign to try and keep Britain within the crumbling European Union.

Jan 04 20:24

Researchers waste taxpayers’ money on study to replace 'DISCRIMINATORY' toilet signs

BRITISH researchers splurged £50,000 of taxpayers’ hard-earned cash on a study into changing “discriminatory” male and female toilet signs.

Jan 04 15:05

Britain’s Foreign Aid Budget Is ‘Exporting The Dole’ To Poor Pakistanis, Says Tory MP

A senior Tory MP has compared a foreign aid program that hands money directly to Pakistan’s poorest people to “exporting the dole.”

Nigel Evans, a member of the International Development Select Committee, warned that the cash transfers were “clearly open to fraud.”

Jan 04 13:56

UK Ambassador To EU Resigns Ahead Of Brexit Negotiations

Sir Ivan Rogers, Britain’s top diplomat in Brussels, has abruptly resigned from office just months before Brexit negotiations are expected to begin, Downing Street has confirmed.

Sir Ivan was appointed as permanent representative in 2013 by former prime minister David Cameron.

A government spokesperson said: “Sir Ivan Rogers has resigned a few months early as UK Permanent Representative to the European Union.

Jan 04 10:05

M62 Shooting: Police Killings In England & Wales On The Rise, Researchers Warn

Police killings in England and Wales have reached numbers unseen for nearly a decade, according to researchers, after armed officers shot dead a father-of-two on the M62 motorway during a “pre-planned” swoop.

Jan 04 08:26

UK: State Forcibly Indoctrinates Schoolboy For Saying 'Muslims Are Trying to Take Over'

A 14-year-old British schoolboy was forcibly indoctrinated by the state in accordance with an "often secretive anti-radicalization" program for saying "Muslims are taking over the country" and suggesting the Burka should be banned.

Jan 04 08:12

Liberate the Whistleblowers Now

The only test to determine if one qualifies for heroic whistleblower status is whether or not more people were affected positively than negatively.

The Founding Fathers knew exactly the heroism and personal self-sacrifice of those who gave up their life, liberty and pursuit of happiness for the sake of freedom for all.

Jan 03 20:54

Cannabis Ingredient To Be Classified As Medicine In UK

Cannabidiol (CBD) one of the main ingredients in cannabis is about to be classed as a medicine by the UK medicines regulator.

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