Oct 27 10:45

Theresa May Refuses To Withdraw Support For Saudi Arabia

British Prime Minister Theresa May has refused to withdraw her support for UK weapons sales to Saudi Arabia as well as Riyadh’s membership at the UN Human Rights Council despite the regime’s atrocities in Yemen.

During a debate at the House of Commons in Parliament on Wednesday, May shunned answering the call of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to end the country’s weapons sales to Saudi Arabia.

Oct 27 10:34

British Banker Took 60g Of Cocaine While Torturing & Killing Prostitute, Court Told

British banker Rurik Jutting took up to 60 grams of cocaine while torturing and killing a prostitute, a Hong Kong court has heard. He is also alleged to have harbored fantasies of returning to the UK to kidnap and abuse teenage girls.

The 30-year-old is on trial for the murder of two Indonesian women in his flat in the former British colony and finance hub.

Oct 27 10:21

UKIP MEPs Steven Woolfe & Mike Hookem Reported To French Police Over Strasbourg Scuffle

MEPs Steven Woolfe and Mike Hookem have been reported to French police over an altercation at the EU’s Strasbourg parliament, which saw Woolfe hospitalized and plunged crisis-hit UKIP into further turmoil.

European Parliament President Martin Schulz said he had referred the “regrettable” incident to the French authorities “given the seriousness of the reported facts and their possible criminal implications.”

Oct 27 10:08

Outrage As May’s Real Idea Of Brexit At Goldman Sachs Speech Leaks

British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing growing criticism over her comments about Brexit at a leaked private speech to Goldman Sachs.

Oct 26 15:57

‘This Is Our Continent’: Britain To Deploy Drones & Tanks To Estonia

Britain’s defense chief is mulling a deployment of Challenger 2 tanks and Royal Air Force (RAF) drones to Estonia amid heightened tensions.

Michael Fallon, the British defence secretary, made his bellicose comments in the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday, pledging to send around 800 armored infantry troops equipped with Warrior fighting vehicles to complement the drones and tanks.

Oct 26 15:16

Bank of England Asks UK Banks To Detail Their Exposure To Deutsche And Italian Banks

In what may or may not be a coincidence, just hours after Bloomberg reported that DB launched a probe into whether it "misstated" derivatives, moments ago the FT reported that the Bank of England is seeking details from large British banks on their current exposure to Deutsche Bank and some of the biggest Italian banks, including Monte dei Paschi, "amid mounting market jitters over the health of Europe’s financial sector."

Oct 26 13:59

BRINK OF WAR: UK sends TANKS, DRONES and 800 SOLDIERS to Russian border as tensions grow

The show of force comes just days after the Russian leader’s fleet passed near the British coast.

British soldiers will travel to Estonia in what is one of the biggest build-ups of foreign firepower on Russia’s border since the Cold War.

Oct 26 13:48

Tory Deficit Targets In Tatters As Leaked Treasury Papers Expose £16bn ‘Black Hole’

A leaked Treasury document reveals the government faces a black hole of up to £16 billion (US$19.5 billion) in its finances this year and is “unlikely” to meet its target on deficit reduction.

The briefing paper, marked as “sensitive,” blamed the shortfall on the failure of tax returns to come in at the expected level.

Oct 26 13:19

Was Missing RAF Airman Last Seen Heading Back To Base The Night He Disappeared?

Corrie McKeague, an RAF airman who many fear was kidnapped, may have been last seen heading back towards his base at 4:20am the night he vanished, according to a passing motorist.

McKeague was first reported missing after a night out in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, near the military base at RAF Honington.

Oct 26 12:50

Is Washington “False Flagging” The New Russia-Iran-Syria-China “Axis of Evil”, Into Nuclear War?

The penultimate goal is total militarization of the western world, to prevent and suppress protests and revolts .

Obama might just stay on for another term. He has all the experience it needs to create more chaos and more division to conquer than any of his predecessors. He is also an obedient servant to those that pull the strings and watch through the eye on top of the pyramid, so clearly depicted in the US dollar bill, the symbol for Zionist-Freemason total hegemony. But importantly, he, like Hillary, would most likely not hesitate to push the Red Bottom, when asked to do so by their masters.

Oct 26 11:29

Zac Goldsmith MP To Resign Over Heathrow Expansion, Triggering By-Election

Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith has confirmed he will resign from Parliament in protest over the government’s decision to expand Heathrow Airport with a third runway.

The member for Richmond Park and Kingston, who ran an unsuccessful campaign for London mayor this year, announced his resignation moments after the decision was made public.

Oct 26 07:50

Brexit Talks With Theresa May ‘Deeply Frustrating,’ Says SNP Leader Sturgeon

The first ‘Brexit summit’ between UK leaders collapsed on Monday with Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon branding the talks “deeply frustrating” and accusing Prime Minister Theresa May of having no clear plan to leave the EU, four months after the vote to quit the bloc.

Oct 26 03:18

Trump’s Gettysburg Address against the New World Order

The Trump movement is an existential threat to the established order that consistently adopts the agenda and practices from the cabal of the NWO globalists. It is because of this opposition to the transnational ruling despots that the vicious, deceitful and unending assault on Trump and his followers has been unleashed, since real meaningful change cannot be allowed that would reverse the systematic destruction of Western Civilization.

Oct 25 16:46

1 In 4 Councils Refuse To Take Calais Child Refugees… Including Theresa May’s Constituency

Almost 40 councils in England are refusing to accept any of the roughly 1,000 child refugees evacuated from the Calais ‘Jungle’ camp, which is being demolished by the French government this week.

Oct 25 16:13

UK To Resume Militant Training In Syria: Defense Minister

UK Minister of Defense Michael Fallon says British special forces will soon resume training “moderate” militants in Syria to bolster the fight against the Daesh (ISIL) Takfiri group.

Oct 25 12:53

British Special Forces Set To Resume Training ‘Democratic & Moderate’ Syrian Rebels

British special forces will resume training moderate Syrian rebels through the US-led program which collapsed last year having utterly failed to reach the stated objective. The announcement is expected to be made by the Defense Secretary on Tuesday.

“Daesh are on the back foot. The RAF is already playing a leading role in the air, hitting them hard in Iraq and Syria,” Sir Michael Fallon said ahead of a Paris meeting of defense ministers from the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).

Oct 25 12:47

‘Sharia Is Inherently Unequal, Incompatible With British Law,’ Bishop Tells MPs

An inquiry led by the British government into Islamic law, also known as the Sharia, will fail to tackle its foundational problems, the Right Rev Dr Michael Nazir-Ali, the former Bishop of Rochester, has told MPs.

Oct 25 11:03

Obama Urged To Block Extradition Of Autistic British Hacker Lauri Love

British lawmakers are calling on US President Barack Obama to halt the extradition of Lauri Love, an autistic computer hacker, who faces up to 99 years in prison for illegally accessing US government networks.

Some 105 cross-party MPs signed an open letter urging Obama to consider Love’s “significant mental health issues,” which include Asperger syndrome, depression and episodes of psychosis.

Oct 25 06:31

Poker-Fixated Teen ‘Enamored With ISIS’ Held Over London ‘Bomb Plot’

Details have emerged about a suspect held in connection with a suspicious device found on a London Underground train near the 02 Arena last week.

Damon Smith, 19, was arrested on Friday near Holloway Road in London after reportedly being tasered by masked police.

Oct 24 15:59

Britain Stops Taking Child Refugees From Calais ‘Jungle’ At Request Of French Police

Britain has stopped receiving child refugees from the Calais ‘Jungle’ camp at the request of French authorities.

The Home Office told the London Evening Standard it “reluctantly agreed” to “temporarily” halt the transfer of child refugees to the UK.

Oct 24 15:27

Man Arrested Under Terrorism Laws Over ‘Chemical Incident’ At London City Airport

A man has been arrested under terrorism laws after trying to unleash a “noxious substance” at London City Airport on Friday.

London police said they arrested a 25-year-old man on Saturday. He was suspected of using a chemical substance to cause serious damage, an offence under the anti-terrorism, crime and security act.

Oct 24 14:49

Obama reminds us of Hillary Clinton’s Track Record – 2008

Obama: "Hillary Clinton is a LIAR"

"She will say anything and Change nothing. Hillary can't be trusted and isn't qualified to be President." -- Barack Obama, 2008

This same person is now stumping for Hillary Clinton.

Oct 24 14:45

Roma Communities In UK ‘Deeply Insecure’: Think Tank

The UK’s decision to leave the European Union (EU) has left the country’s Roma migrants in a state of deep insecurity, says a leading British think tank.

Oct 24 14:43

Donald Trump delivers a POWERFUL policy speech on his First 100 Days In Office

Trump Presents 100-Day Plan To Make America Great Again – For Everyone


Read the full transcript here:

“I’m not a politician, and have never wanted to be one. But when I saw the trouble our country was in, I knew I couldn’t stand by and watch any longer. Our country has been so good to me, I love our country, I felt I had to act,” said Mr. Trump in his address.

Oct 24 08:45

UK: '12yo Refugee' Outed As 21yo Jihadist Threatens To Kill His Foster Mom & Her Kids

A "12-year-old refugee child" threatened to murder his foster mom and her children after being outed as a 21-year-old jihadist.

Oct 23 16:00

‘Used by the army’: British recruitment of child soldiers condemned by doctors & veterans

In a scathing report released on Tuesday, veterans and doctors slammed the UK for recruiting child soldiers under the age of 18, arguing they are misinformed and far more likely to be killed in action, suffer long-term health issues, or commit suicide.

The report entitled “The Recruitment of Children by the UK Armed Forces: a Critique from Health Professionals,” which was fronted by the public health charity Medact, draws on damning testimony from those who joined the military as children to make a scientific and ethical case for raising the recruitment age to 18.

Oct 23 15:40

Home Office rules out forcing dental checks on child refugees to prove age

The Home Office has ruled out forcing young refugees arriving in Britain from the Calais ‘Jungle’ camp to have their teeth checked to determine their age, branding the idea “inaccurate, inappropriate and unethical”.

Oct 23 11:34

Just what DOES the Federal Trade Commission Antitrust Division DO Anymore?

It appears that yet again, once more, Obama-appointee FTC Antitrust Chairwoman Edith Ramirez is asleep at her desk.

When are we, the American People, going to begin to hold our elected (and non-elected but appointed) government leaders’ collective feet to the fire?

The latest news broadcasts from up on high is that AT&T is about to buy Time-Warner Cable, for a cool 85 billion dollars.

Oct 23 11:27

The USA are about to face the worst crisis of their history

How Putin’s example might inspire Trump

Watching the last Presidential debate was a rather depressing experience. I thought that Trump did pretty well, but that really is not the point here. The point is this: no matter who wins, an acute crisis is inevitable.

Consider the vicious hate campaign which all these “personalities” (from actors, to politicians to reporters) have unleashed against Trump...

Oct 23 10:24

Outrage after UK govt admits training Saudi pilots despite Yemen war crimes allegations

The UK is still training the Saudi Air Force despite growing evidence of the Saudi-led coalition’s crimes against civilians in Yemen, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon admitted, replying to an MP’s question. The statement outraged the opposition.

Oct 23 07:56

Tory MP pockets £50,000 payout from Dubai oil firm, then becomes minister

A Tory MP who suggested people who aren’t rich are “low achievers” pocketed a £50,000 golden goodbye from an Arab oil company after he quit his £8,000-a-month second job to become a government minister, it has emerged.

Sir Alan Duncan raked in £96,000 a year as chairman of Dubai-based Fujairah Refining Ltd on top of his £74,962 salary, but cashed out to join Theresa May’s government.

Oct 23 02:58

Just what DOES the Federal Trade Commission Antitrust Division DO Anymore?

When are we, the American People, going to begin to hold our elected (and non-elected but appointed) government leaders’ collective feet to the fire?

It appears that yet again, once more, Obama-appointee FTC Antitrust Chairwoman Edith Ramirez is asleep at her desk.

The latest news broadcasts from up on high is that AT&T is about to buy Time-Warner Cable, for a cool 85 billion dollars.

Could it be because she is somehow being told to “stand down,” or is otherwise benefiting from this pyramid scheme-like media conglomeration?

Oct 22 17:18

British PM’s demand to sanction Russia derailed by Italy & others

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s desire for new severe sanctions against Russia over its intervention in the Syrian conflict, met firm opposition from the Italian leader Matteo Renzi, among others.

Oct 22 17:17

Tory MP pockets £50,000 payout from Dubai oil firm, then becomes minister

A Tory MP who suggested people who aren’t rich are “low achievers” pocketed a £50,000 golden goodbye from an Arab oil company after he quit his £8,000-a-month second job to become a government minister, it has emerged.

Oct 22 08:46

British troops locked in 9-hour standoff with protesters at Cyprus military base

Two hundred British infantrymen were effectively pinned down by a group of protesters while trying to clear ‘illegal’ vegetation from a Cypriot firing range.

Base authorities say troops from 2nd Battalion The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment (PWRR) were sent to clear the area because vegetation was “restricting arcs of fire and visibility.” The efforts were halted, according to Forces TV, when up to 100 protesters arrived.

Oct 22 08:21

EU summit: Theresa May tells European leaders to 'GROW UP' and accept Brexit

Her withering rebuke came in response to signals that some still believe the Brexit vote can be reversed.

The Prime Minister demanded instead a “mature, co-operative” approach to talks on the UK’s departure.

Oct 22 07:38

BEX ALERT - Russian ship cruising through Channel is so close it can be seen from The White Cliffs of Dover

The huge ship, thought to be the Admiral Kuznetsov, can be seen belching smoke as it passes dangerously close to Britain in a move seen as 'provocative'

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Let's tear apart the propaganda here. The English Channel is only 20 miles wide at Dover; narrow enough that Top Gear literally drove a truck across!

Any ship of significant size is impossible NOT to see in that part of the channel.

Second, the English Channel is one of the busiest sea lanes in the world, and considered international waters. By sending the Admiral Kuznetsov through the channel, they travel a shorter distance than having to go around the western end of the British Archipelago as well as avoiding the rougher waters of the Atlantic.

Oct 22 07:13

UK hacking Daesh terrorists in Mosul: Fallon

UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon says his country is partaking in the ongoing battle to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul by conducting cyber attacks against the Daesh (ISIL) Takfiri terrorists.

The Iraqi army, volunteer Shia and Sunni fighters along with Kurdish Peshmerga forces have launched a fierce battle to liberate Mosul, the last stronghold of Daesh in Iraq, which was overran in June 2014.

Oct 21 15:44

Tory MP Andrew Mitchell blasts NatWest attempt to close RT’s accounts

Former Conservative chief whip Andrew Mitchell MP has criticized the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) for the partly state-owned bank’s attempts to freeze RT’s UK accounts through its NatWest subsidiary.

He told RT UK’s Going Underground: “It’s important that RT carries interviews, if you carry interviews like this, then you are promoting free speech, and I wouldn’t want to put RT out of business.”

Oct 21 13:39

‘We don’t want to wreck EU, but there’s no going back on Brexit,’ May to tell European leaders

Theresa May will tell European leaders on Thursday that although Britain does not mean to destroy the EU, there is no going back on Brexit and there will certainly not be a second referendum.

“The priority now has got to be looking to the future,” the prime minister will tell her counterparts.

Oct 21 08:10

Builder who ‘farted on boy’s face’ stands trial for child cruelty

Roofer Gary McKenzie, 22, is accused of farting on a child’s face. He denies the charge on the grounds it would be “disgusting and disgraceful.”

McKenzie is also accused of punching the child in the arm and sucking his eye while play fighting, Teesside Crown Court heard.

Oct 21 07:37

Hack us and you're basically attacking America, says UK defence sec

Britain is splurging £265m on military cyber security – and that includes offensive capabilities, according to Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon.

Oct 20 13:21

Botched Brexit? PM May U-turns on giving MPs vote, squabbles with chancellor

Theresa May faced a stormy Prime Minister’s Questions in Parliament on Wednesday as her own MPs turned on her over the state of Brexit negotiations.

Tory backbencher Ken Clarke criticized the PM for her “reluctance to present even broad plans because of worries it might weaken her Government’s negotiating position.”

Oct 20 09:06

‘Strong RT response to attempted account closure will help save UK free speech’ – union leader

Steve Hedley, the second-in-command at one of UK’s most powerful unions, says that RT’s decision to go public with NatWest’s intention to shut down its bank accounts will help save not just itself, but other alternative media.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Independent Media is under attack and we all have to work together to survive.

Oct 20 09:05

Antisemitism Report tries to Whitewash Zionism

The House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee has just issued its report ‘Antisemitism in the UK’ in response to concerns about “an increase in prejudice and violence against Jewish communities” and “an increase in far-right extremist activity”. It was also prompted by allegations of antisemitism in political parties and university campuses.

Oct 20 08:22

UK student leaders reject “partisan” anti-Semitism report

The student leaders say that the Home Affairs Select Committee’s report is an attempt “to delegitimize NUS and discredit Malia Bouattia as its president.”

Oct 19 18:02

Homeless people told to sleep rough so they qualify for help, charity says

Homeless people in the UK are being told to sleep rough so they can get help from local authorities, a charity has found.

Oct 19 15:54

Alex Salmond on RT UK banking woes: ‘It’s what tin-pot dictatorships would do’

The closure of RT’s British accounts by a UK majority-state-owned bank would be something one might expect from a “tin pot dictatorship, not a liberal democracy,” Scottish politician Alex Salmond told RT, pledging to protest the move.

Oct 19 15:32

Tory MP’s aide arrested over ‘rape in Houses of Parliament’

A Conservative MP’s aide has been arrested on suspicion of rape inside his Parliamentary office.

Sam Armstrong, chief of staff to South Thanet MP Craig Mackinlay, was remanded in custody last week by police investigating an allegation of rape.

Oct 19 11:21

British arms firm to crash drones into military planes… just to see what happens

UK arms firm QinetiQ has been contracted to crash civilian drones into things so that the government can accurately quantify the danger the technology poses to flights and infrastructure.

The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) will provide technical support for the tests, which will examine the damage a drone can cause when it comes into collision with an airframe.

Oct 19 10:32

Does Hillary Have The Temperament To Have Her Finger On The Nuclear Button?

" would be extremely dangerous to have in the White House a person susceptible to uncontrollable rage"

This second video report — purports to be based on reports by the NBC TV crew that filmed Hillary’s September 7 interview by Matt Lauer.

Lauer departed from the pre-agreed script, and the result was a meltdown by Hillary following the interview.

This 8 minute report confirms Secret Service agent Gary Byrne’s account of Hillary’s explosive, uncontrollable temper in his book Crisis of Character.

Oct 19 10:26

Vote for Donald Trump or LOSE America forever

VOTERS WARNED: You've already lost America... this election is about taking it back in the last non-violent way possible: At the voting booth.

If you’re not following the flurry of email dumps now being released every 24 hours by Wikileaks, you’re missing out on the most damning revelations of systemic government corruption in the history of this nation.

The emails reveal unprecedented criminal collusion between the State Dept., the Clinton Foundation, the Obama White House, the FBI, the DNC, the leftist media and the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign.

In essence, they are all conspiring to rig everything:

Oct 19 09:59

Jill Stein Issues New Hillary WW3 Warning

Hillary is of incredible service to Wall Street and to the War profiteers.

“If Hillary is elected we go to war with Russia folks.” – Dr. Jill Stein.

If @JohnKerry did ask Ecuador to cut off Assange’s Internet access, what else is the U.S. hiding? #PodestaEmails

#PodestaEmails10 show HRC kept 55K emails from Congress. How much more evidence does the govt need to press charges?

Oct 19 08:43

Deutsche Bank COLLAPSE fear: Britain needs to leave EU quickly, report shows

A NEW report has added to the pressure on the Government to get Britain out of the EU quickly highlighting how the UK taxpayer could be in hock for billions of pounds if the Deutsche Bank collapses.

Oct 19 08:19

PC GONE MAD? No age tests for foreign migrants but ‘hugely intrusive’ tests for Brits

DISABLED people in Britain are put through "inhumane" "degrading" tests just to get vital funds to live on - while basic checks on even the ages of foreign migrants are ruled out as "intrusive".

Oct 18 18:38

May to face MPs: Did PM help cover up sex abuse inquiry chief’s ‘incompetence’?

Prime Minister Theresa May will be challenged in Parliament over whether she helped cover up the failings of Dame Lowell Goddard, who allegedly made racist remarks and often flew into rages while heading the UK’s biggest public inquiry.

Oct 18 16:57

BBC ‘manipulative,’ needs to be democratized: Loach

Prominent British filmmaker Ken Loach has blasted the BBC for its “manipulative” news, calling the network a “rotten” place for directors.

“The BBC is very aware of its role in shaping people’s consciousness; this is the story you should hear about, these are the people worth listening to. It’s manipulative and deeply political,” he said in Radio Times interview on Monday.

Oct 18 15:50

Steven Woolfe quits ‘ungovernable & rotten’ UKIP after EU parliament punch-up

UKIP MEP Steven Woolfe, who was hospitalized after an altercation with a colleague in the European Parliament earlier this month, has quit the party, branding it “ungovernable” without Nigel Farage as leader and the EU referendum to unite its supporters.

Oct 18 15:38

Neo-Nazi band cancels Scottish gig after anti-racism protests

American ‘white power’ band Bound for Glory has reportedly canceled its first concert in Scotland after campaigners called for the neo-Nazi group to be barred from entering the UK.

The controversial band was due to perform to an audience of 500 at an undisclosed venue in Scotland on October 22.

Oct 18 15:26

NHS patients must be taught to share their data, says EU lobby group

Bemoaning the results of a survey showing that more than a third of people don't trust the NHS with their personal information, a new EU-funded lobby group has stressed the need for a “new culture of openness” in allowing patient data to be shared between studies.

eTRIKS, which describes itself as “the result of a collaboration between 17 different partners” including Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca, Imperial College London, and the University of Oxford's e-Research Centre, has reported the results of its own survey.

Oct 18 14:36

UK anti-Semitism report tries to whitewash Zionism

Stuart Littlewood argues that a report on alleged “anti-Semitism” in the UK by a British parliamentary committee not only fails to consider the opposite view, but is also half-baked, lopsided and written in whitewash.

Oct 18 13:10

Does Hillary Have The Temperment To Have Her Finger On The Nuclear Button?

" would be extremely dangerous to have in the White House a person susceptible to uncontrollable rage"

Until I viewed the video in the URL below, I had concluded from my time spent with Republicans that the Republican Party was more corrupt than the Democratic Party. But after watching this 16 minute video report, which seems too much to be faked, the Democratic political establishment—not necessarily the Americans who vote Democrat—seem to be corrupt beyond the meaning of the word. Make up your own mind.

Oct 18 13:07

Vote for Donald Trump or LOSE America forever

VOTERS WARNED: You've already lost America... this election is about taking it back in the last non-violent way possible: At the voting booth.

If you’re not following the flurry of email dumps now being released every 24 hours by Wikileaks, you’re missing out on the most damning revelations of systemic government corruption in the history of this nation.

Your country has already been overrun by criminals… if you love America, you’re going to have to take it back.

Oct 18 11:46

UK spying agencies collected Britons’ data for 17 years: Court

UK spying agencies secretly and unlawfully collected and stored personal data of Britons for 17 years, according to a court ruling.

MI5, MI6 and GCHQ collected data on everyone’s communications between 1998 and 2015, according to the Investigatory Powers Tribunal, the watchdog for intelligence agencies.

Oct 18 09:32

Spy agencies illegally collected personal data on British citizens for 10 years, judges rule

British spy agencies broke privacy rules by secretly and illegally collecting massive amounts of UK citizens’ confidential personal information for more than 10 years, top judges have ruled.

Responding to a complaint brought by Privacy International, the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) has ruled that the collection of bulk personal data – conducted by GCHQ, MI5 and MI6 between 1998 and 2015 – was unlawful.

Oct 17 15:28

Cancellation of RT UK’s bank account ‘crude British state propaganda’ – Galloway

Former MP George Galloway has waded into the row over the cancellation of RT UK’s bank accounts by NatWest, dubbing the move “crude British state propaganda.”

The politician and establishment critic commented that the decision by the bank, of which the British state is a significant shareholder, to close all of the broadcaster’s accounts was “shocking but not surprising.”

Oct 17 15:19

UK councilor: Calls for rejoining EU ‘should be treason’

A British Tory councilor has launched a petition to make supporting the UK’s membership in the European Union (EU) a treasonable offense.

The petition, posted by Christian Holliday on the UK Government and Parliament website, says a Victorian-era legislation should be amended to include his proposed rule. The petition’s demands include:

Oct 17 15:08

Brexit lawsuit an attempt to 'invalidate' referendum: Wright

A legal challenge seeking to force British Prime Minister Theresa May to hold a vote in parliament before triggering Brexit is an attempt to “invalidate” the referendum to leave the European Union, her most senior legal adviser said.

The High Court is hearing the case, brought forward by investment banker Gina Miller and other claimants, for the second day on Monday. The lawsuit is against the government’s right to invoke Article 50 of the treaty on European Union (TEU) without parliamentary approval.

Oct 17 14:19

UK Navy to intercept & escort passing Russian warships – reports

British admirals are drawing up plans to escort an approaching Russian aircraft carrier together with seven more vessels.

Oct 17 12:54

HIDDEN CAM: Clinton-Dem Operatives Admit They Pay Provocateurs to Incite Violence at Trump Rallies

Democratic dirty tricks operative unwittingly provides a dark money trail to the DNC and Clinton campaign.

At one point in the video, which contains strong language, the National Field Director for Americans United for Change Scott Foval said the following:

The campaign (Hillary Clinton) pays the DNC (Democratic National Committee), DNC pays Democracy Partners, Democracy Partners pays the Foval Group, the Foval Group executes the s**t on the ground.

Oct 17 12:38

Account Blocking Won’t Stop Truth Seekers From Turning to RT

Despite the fact that the Royal Bank of Scotland dealt a serious blow to RT UK by blocking all of the organization’s accounts, it remains unlikely that the broadcaster’s audience in Britain will be deterred by this move from searching for alternatives to the mainstream media.

Earlier today, RT editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan said that all the company's accounts in the UK have been blocked. Following her statement on Twitter, RT UK said it had been informed by the National Westminster Bank that it "will no longer provide" banking arrangements for the broadcaster. "Long live freedom of speech!" Simonyan grimly remarked, while Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova commented on the issue by saying that London has seemingly abandoned all of its freedom of speech obligations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have a great respect for, and link to it frequently.

I find it far easier to get a conceptual grasp of what is going on in the world by reading it than I do attempting to read what passes for "alleged journalism" here in the states, with presstitutes and whorespondents regurgitating the official government line.

I find the bank's move here crude, brazen, and petulant.

Oct 17 11:18

4 in 10 Britons living in ‘squalid, below-standard homes,’ claims housing charity

More than four in 10 homes in Britain are falling short of an acceptable standard to live in, with many not having hot or cold water and being infested with mold or pests, according to an alarming new report.

The housing charity Shelter asked Britons if their homes met a series of conditions which together make up what it calls the “Living Home Standard,” and 43 percent of homes apparently failed the test.

Oct 17 10:04

Closure of Russia Today bank accounts nothing to do with us – Treasury

Russia has angrily accused Britain of trampling on freedom of speech after NatWest said it was closing down the bank accounts of the Kremlin TV channel Russia Today (RT).

Russian MPs, the foreign ministry and human rights officials all condemned the move, and said the UK government was guilty of violating press freedom and of double standards. “Long live freedom of speech!”, RT’s editor-in-chief, Margarita Simonyan, tweeted sarcastically.

Simonyan said she had received a letter out of the blue from NatWest saying that it was pulling the plug on the broadcaster’s accounts from mid-December.

“We have recently undertaken a review of your banking arrangements with us and reached the conclusion that we will no longer provide these facilities,” it said. The decision was final, the letter added.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

RT, Press TV, Sputnik News, and Fars news in English are, collectively, my "canaries in the coal mine"; I respect their coverage, and link to them frequently.

So if you see a stoppage of their coverage of world events in English, you can be reasonably sure that war is not too far behind such a stoppage.

Oct 17 09:12

Court finds GCHQ and MI5 engaged in illegal bulk data collection

A legal challenge against the British government's secret surveillance activities has won in court, with the Investigatory Powers Tribunal judging the collection of bulk personal data—conducted by GCHQ and MI5 between 1998 and 2015—to have been illegal.

Oct 17 08:11

RT: NatWest 'freezes Russian channel's UK bank accounts'

NatWest bank has frozen the accounts of Russia's state-run broadcaster RT, its editor-in-chief says.

Margarita Simonyan tweeted: "They've closed our accounts in Britain. All our accounts. 'The decision is not subject to review.' Praise be to freedom of speech!"

RT says the bank gave no explanation for its decision.

It said the entire Royal Bank of Scotland Group, of which NatWest is part, was refusing to service RT.

The broadcaster, previously known as Russia Today, says NatWest wrote to its London office saying: "We have recently undertaken a review of your banking arrangements with us and reached the conclusion that we will no longer provide these facilities."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Another good reason for people to quit using banks and go back to using cash, as the banks are starting to think we are slaves rather that merely customers!

Oct 17 07:56

RT's Bank Accounts Blocked In The UK; Russia Foreign Ministry Slams RBS' Decision

While we have yet to get an update from Wikileaks on the status of Julian Assange's internet connection at the Ecuadorian embassy in the UK, which as reported overnight was allegedly "severed" by an unknown "state party", moments ago Russia's RT, a media outlet funded by the Russian government, has allegedly seen its bank accounts blocked by the UK, according to a tweet by the station's editor-in-chief, Margarita Simonyan.

Oct 17 07:48

UK and US consider extra sanctions against Syria

The United Kingdom and United States say they were considering more sanctions against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his supporters, and called on Russia and Iran to help end the 5-year conflict in the country.

“It is vital that we keep that pressure up and there is a lot of measures we’re proposing, to do with extra sanctions on the Syrian regime and their supporters,” British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson told reporters on Sunday in London alongside US Secretary of State John Kerry.

Oct 16 22:58

Julian Assange's internet link has been intentionally severed by a state party - WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks has activated contingency plans after their co-founder’s internet link was intentionally cut off by a state party, WikiLeaks has said in a tweet.
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Oct 16 17:28

Scotland Vote ‘Highly Likely’ Before 2020, Sturgeon Says, Taking On May

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says it is “highly likely” that the country holds another referendum on independence before 2020 as Britain is preparing to leave the European Union.

During a TV show on Sunday, the leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) was asked whether she would anticipate another vote for referendum by 2020 following one in 2014 that determined the country should not become independent.

Oct 16 16:27

'Refugees Welcome Here': Protesters Slam British Govt Inaction Over Calais ‘Jungle’ Migrants

Protesters gathered outside the British parliament in London this weekend to demand government action to help refugees held in France’s infamous Calais camp.

The demonstrators paraded through the streets of London on Saturday holding anti-racism banners and chanting that refugees are welcome in the UK.

Oct 16 15:44

UK Military Under Investigation For Crimes In Iraq

A number of British military forces have been accused of mistreating Iraqi detainees during the 2003 US-led invasion and the subsequent occupation of the Middle Eastern country.

The Iraq Historic Allegations Team (IHAT) has launched a probe into the ill-treatment of two Iraqi citizens at the hand of British soldiers in the southern Iraqi city of Basra 13 years ago, the Guardian reported Sunday.

Oct 16 15:13

Kerry To Hold Talks With Allies In London Over Syrian Conflict

US Secretary of State John Kerry is due in London for talks with his European allies over the Syrian conflict after a fresh round of international talks on the Arab nation ended inconclusively in the Swiss city of Lausanne.

Oct 16 15:05

Syria, The UK And Funding The “Moderate Armed Opposition”

A document produced last December by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, headed: “UK Non-Humanitarian Aid in Response to The Syria Conflict”, makes interesting reading. The British government, it states, has spent “over £100 million” since 2012, “working closely with a range of actors” to “find a political solution to the conflict and prepare to rebuild the country in the post Assad era.”

Oct 16 14:16

Londoners Urge Govt. To Help Refugees Held At France's Calais Camp

Londoners have held a protest outside the British parliament to demand government action to help refugees held at France’s notorious Calais camp.

The protesters rallied on London streets Saturday, chanting pro-refugee slogans and holding banners which called for an end to racism.

Oct 16 11:47

No UK Plans For Military Force In Syria: PM May Contradicts Johnson

Talk of British military action in Syria, has apparently been shot down by the prime minister herself.

Oct 16 11:46

Boris Johnson Praised ‘Intimate’ EU-UK Ties Days Before Switching To Brexit Camp – Report

Just two days before announcing his support for the pro-Brexit movement, the current British Foreign Minister reportedly wrote a “remain” article that was never published, in which he urged Brits to continue exploiting the advantages of EU membership.

Oct 16 10:03

Scottish Leader Vows 2nd Independence Poll In Case Of Hard Brexit

Scotland’s top official has threatened to hold another referendum for independence from the UK in case of a hard Brexit, in defiance of the British prime minister’s vow to block a second independence poll.

Oct 16 09:24

EU will be disunited before Brexit happens: Analyst

The European Union (EU) will be witnessing more cases similar to the Brexit movement among its members by the time it starts negotiations to end Britain’s membership, says a British analyst.

Oct 16 08:53

UK Drafts UNSC Resolution Calling For ‘Immediate’ Ceasefire In Yemen

London will present a draft UN Security Council resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire in Yemen following last week’s deadly raid on a funeral. Despite this, the UK is not suspending arms sales to Saudi Arabia, which is involved in the conflict.

Oct 16 08:52

UK Sends Jets To Japan For Joint Military Drill

The UK has sent its fighter jets to Japan for a joint military drill with the East Asian country, a move that is likely to draw ire from China amid regional tensions.

Four Royal Air Force (RAF) Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft would arrive next week in Japan to partake in their first-ever joint exercise with the Japanese air self-defense force.

Oct 15 09:41

UK warships deployed to intercept Russian warship in British waters

The UK's Royal Navy is sending warships to intercept a Russian aircraft carrier as it is expected to arrive in British waters en route to the coast of Syria, a report says.

Russia plans to deploy its warship, Admiral Kuznetsov, along with several other military vessels, including a nuclear-powered cruiser, off the coast of Syria, where they are expected to take up position for almost half a year, The Telegraph reported.

There it could use its jets and helicopters to carry out airstrikes against militants in Syria.

The heavily armed aircraft carrier is expected to arrive in British waters as early as next week, according to the report.

Meanwhile, the UK and its NATO allies are preparing a major operation to track Russian warship and its vessels in an operation down through the North Atlantic to the Bay of Biscay and then into the Mediterranean, wrote The Telegraph.

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Oct 15 09:33

Safety And Status: Majority Of London Knife Crime No Longer Linked To Gangs

The majority of London knife crime is no longer related to criminal gangs, the head of London’s police force has said.

An investigation found that young people in the city increasingly carry knives for security, status, and criminal aims outside of gang-related activity.

Oct 15 08:53

Similarities By And Between Andrew Jackson and Donald Trump

Both are dedicated “America firsters”

(2) both are “pro-morality,” grounded in Christian foundations and beliefs, rather than the “Luciferian” doctrines of progressivism which seek to challenge and ridicule fundamental and common sense American value systems, now apparently being defended today by only one other leader in the world, Russian President Vladimir Putin;

Oct 15 08:48

Vladimir Putin : “Publish A World Map And Mark All The U.S. Military Bases On It.

A very informative interview.

Vladimir Putin pulls no punches in an interview with Corriere della Sera.

Read the full transcript of the interview here.

Putin: Let me tell you something – there is no need to fear Russia. The world has changed so drastically that people with some common sense cannot even imagine such a large-scale military conflict today. We have other things to think about, I assure you.

Oct 15 08:40

WikiLeaks: The two faces of Hillary Clinton on Syria

Clinton’s deliberate duplicity on a number of policy positions.

Note: Hillary Clinton says politics requires “both a public and a private position” on policy. Fresh Wikileaks revelations now give us some detailed insight into what she means by this. I take a peek into her “private-versus-public” positions on Syria in this article. And it ain’t pretty. Little wonder that only 30% of Americans find her “honest and trustworthy.”

Oct 14 18:25

Ex-Cameron Aide Launches Lobby Group… Without Govt Watchdog’s Approval

A former aide to David Cameron has come under fire for launching a lobbying firm without getting clearance from a government watchdog responsible for monitoring the business appointments of former civil servants.

Ameet Gill, who worked as Cameron’s director of strategy, launched Hanbury Strategy – a consulting agency with a focus on Brexit.

Oct 14 15:24

Decency demands we smoke out the real perpetrators of war crimes against Aleppo and Gaza

Stuart Littlewood contrasts the UK government’s sabre rattling over Russian military action in Syria’s Aleppo with London’s support for the Israeli regime and its war crimes against the Palestinians generally and the Gaza Strip in particular.

Oct 14 13:21

‘Demand Is For More Britain, Not Less’ – Boris Johnson On Syrian Conflict

The UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said that Britain would not be retreating from the international community after the vote to leave the European Union.

Oct 14 11:02

Hitting The Beats: New UK Fiver Plays Vinyl Records

We bet the Royal Mint didn’t include this in its specifications for the new banknote!

Oct 14 07:57

RBS debit card payments have gone utterly TITSUP

The Royal Bank of Scotland's debit card system has suffered a TITSUP, that is, total inability to support usual payments.

NatWest has acknowledged the issue, telling complainants: "We're aware of some issues with Debit Card Payments, and are working hard to fix them. Sorry and thanks for your patience."

Oct 14 07:46

No UK plans for military force in Syria: PM May contradicts Johnson

Talk of British military action in Syria, has apparently been shot down by the prime minister herself. It follows earlier comments from the Foreign minister, that using force was still an option.

Oct 13 18:53

Freedom after Brexit? UK may be forced to continue paying billions to greedy EU

Britain may have to continue paying billions of pounds into EU coffers after withdrawal from the European Union, a government official has warned.

While the UK is unlikely to pay into the main EU budget after Brexit, a senior Whitehall official has suggested that the UK will have to pay into EU special funds to secure preferential trading terms, the BBC reported.

Oct 13 17:55

Cold War 2015: Russia 'FURIOUS' after RAF pilots cleared to shoot down Moscow warplanes

Outraged Russian officials asked UK ministers "to provide an official explanation" of reports that RAF Tornados operating over Iraq have been fitted with heat-seeking missiles designed for arial combat.

The Russian ambassador in London, Alexander Yakovenko, said he had "urgently requested explanations" of the reports from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

He said: "These reports are worrying, as they refer to senior cabinet members. We have urgently requested explanations from the Foreign and Commonwealth office.

"The very premise of a potential conflict of UK and Russian combat aircraft over Iraq is incomprehensible."

Oct 13 17:24

More than 70% SUPPORT for Vladimir Putin's bombing campaign despite Middle East tensions

VLADIMIR Putin's intense campaign of airstrikes in Syria has the support of more than two in every three Britons, according to an exclusive poll.

More than 27,000 people have voted in our poll with 71 per cent saying they "support Vladimir Putin's bombing campaign in Syria", which is blitzing a large number of Islamic State owned buildings and vehicles.

The emphatic approval rating comes despite growing tensions between Russia and the US-led coalition, including Britain, over Putin's actions in the Middle East.

Oct 13 16:30

Poorest Paid Will See Even Lower Wages Than Predicted In Coming Years Thanks To Brexit – Report

Britain’s lowest earners, many of whom make just £7.20 ($8.83) an hour, will see their salaries plummet as Brexit triggers an economic downturn, experts warn.

Oct 13 10:17

Former MI6 Spy Chief Warns Boris Johnson To Be ‘Careful’ After Russian Embassy Protest Remarks

Calling for protests at the Russian Embassy is a risky move, a former head of MI6 has said, warning that Britain should know from experience to be “careful” about the safety of diplomatic staff.

Sir John Sawers, once head of the UK’s external security agency, told the BBC in an extensive interview Wednesday that “we all recall what happened to our embassy in Tehran,” adding that “we need to be careful about the consequences of things we call for,” referring to comments by Tory Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Tuesday.

Oct 13 10:00

Boris Johnson's Russian embassy protest call: One person responds

A lone man answered Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson’s call for the public to protest outside the Russian Embassy against airstrikes in Syria.

Oct 13 08:17

Royal Air Force Pilots Ordered To Shoot Down "Hostile" Russian Jets Over Syria

As the US officially enters the Yemen military campaign, the UK appears ready and willing to precipiate a catalytic event from which there is no going back. With relations between Russia and the West at post-Cold War lows and deteriorating fast, Royal Air Force (RAF) pilots have been given the go-ahead to shoot down Russian military jets when flying missions over Syria and Iraq, if they are endangered by them. The development comes with warnings that the UK and Russia are now "one step closer" to being at war, according to the Sunday Times.

Oct 13 07:02

War Of The Waves: Military Sea Drone Tests Underway In Scotland

Combat sea drones are undergoing intense military testing in a training exercise off the west coast of Scotland.

The Navy’s Unmanned Warrior exercise involves 40 drones most of which are maritime prototypes used for jobs such as mine detection.

Oct 13 06:39

British expert says it’s unprofessional of Johnson to call for protests at Russian embassy

"Boris Johnson’s comment about support in protest outside of the Russian embassy is extremely unprofessional, is extremely unsuitable for Foreign Secretary to make. There are not the comments Foreign Secretary of any country in the world should be coming out with. Because Britain has diplomatic relations with Russia and a British Foreign Secretary should not be supporting protests outside an embassy in Britain. Also we can say there are a lot of hostile people towards Russia living in London, they ranged from Ukrainian fascist to Muslims who are Islamists. Those sort of people potentially posed a security threats to Russian diplomats and their families.

Oct 12 12:48

‘Hard Brexit’ Could Lead Britain To Lose Up To 9.5% Of GDP – Leaked Govt. Papers

A ‘hard Brexit’ could cost the UK Treasury up to £66 billion in tax revenues each year, according to leaked government papers seen by The Times. The documents also estimate a drop in GDP of up to 9.5 percent, compared with staying in the EU.

Oct 12 09:14

Wall Street speeches reveal the real Hillary

The (true) story that Hillary Clinton is a liar on issues big and small, that she uses half-truths, deceptions and dissembling to cover up her reprobate behavior is an old one.

But it’s a story Hillary breathes more life into every day she moves closer to becoming president. The latest treasure trove of evidence: a WikiLeaks email dump chronicling her two-faced behavior in such dramatic tones that it should be required reading for anyone who thinks she has the temperament to lead this country. (She hasn’t denied the emails’ authenticity.)

Oct 12 09:11

Migrants Plan Strike Action To Prove Contribution To UK

Migrant workers are planning a labor boycott to highlight the role they play in British society in response to growing concerns over post-Brexit racism.

Oct 12 09:10

20 Reasons Why It Should Be Donald Trump in 2016

He is not your ordinary politician. Yes, Trump is different. Guess what? That’s a good thing. His ideas – e.g., a sound immigration policy, returning manufacturing jobs to America, negotiating better trade deals – are not at all radical, but do go against the Washington status-quo.

You see, we’re supposed to select another perfectly malleable politician – a Republican not unlike a Democrat – who won’t shake things up too much while in office. Same ol’, same ol’. And you, little person, you are supposed to vote for more of the same and like it. But the American public has reached a tipping point – we’d rather gouge out our eyes than select another career politician or Washington insider. That’s just electing the problem to fix the problem.

Oct 11 16:56

Cameron Responsible For Rise In Xenophobia & Racism Abuse In UK – Watchdog

A report condemning “considerable intolerant political discourse in the UK, particularly focusing on immigration” was published

Oct 11 14:53

Apple Watches Banned From UK Govt Meetings Amid Claims Of ‘Russian Secret Agent’ Hacking

UK ministers have been banned from wearing Apple Watches during Cabinet meetings amid concerns they could be used by Russian spies as listening devices, it has been reported.

According to the Telegraph, Theresa May’s government has barred the watch over concerns its microphone could be hacked by spies who would be able to listen in to high-level policy discussions.

Oct 11 12:49

UK To Reject Attempt To Undo Or Delay Brexit: Davis

UK Brexit Secretary David Davis has said the government would reject any attempt to undo or delay the result of a referendum on June 23 when Britons opted for an exit from the European Union.

Oct 11 10:45

Business Leaders Warn Theresa May “Hard Brexit” Would Destroy Britain’s Economy

Business bosses fear that Brexit will bring the British economy to its knees, after Prime Minister Theresa May’s latest intervention saw the pound drop six percent in under two minutes.

Oct 10 15:27

David Davis: Govt will reject any attempts to undo Brexit vote

Brexit Secretary David Davis has told Parliament the Government will reject any attempts to undo the result of the EU referendum.

He was making a statement in the House of Commons after calls for MPs to be able to vote ahead of the triggering of Article 50.

It is expected that Theresa May will launch negotiations with Europe over the terms of Britain's departure from the EU before the end of March.

Conservative MP Stephen Phillips has demanded an urgent debate on whether the terms of Brexit are discussed in Parliament before the negotiations with the EU formally begin.

Oct 10 15:08

Topless PETA Activists Picket ‘UK Wool Week’ In London

Topless supporters from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have picketed the opening of UK Wool Week, protesting on behalf of the sheep they say have been “kicked, punched and cut by shearers” for their wool.

The three protesters were made up to look bruised and bloodied, and held signs reading “the naked truth: wool hurts.” One held a replica of a dead lamb.

Oct 10 14:49

Are UK Special Forces Preparing For Chemical Warfare Ahead Of Assault On Mosul, Iraq?

Troops from the British infantry and SAS have been kitted out with chemical warfare equipment ahead of an all-out assault on the Islamic State-held Iraqi city of Mosul, according to reports.

While the Ministry of Defence is being cagey about the rumors, reports suggest that soldiers from the Rifles infantry regiment are in Iraq and have been issued with special anti-chemical warfare equipment.

Oct 10 14:44

In the UK, running a blog over HTTPS is an act of terrorism, says Scotland Yard

This is one of those cases where you do a double take. As reported by Ars Technica, UK’s Scotland Yard is charging a Cardiff person with preparing for terrorism – but the list of charges shows activities we associate with very ordinary precautionary privacy measures. “Developing an encrypted version of a blog” can be read as, and probably means, publishing it over HTTPS – such as this blog and many others, simply because it’s considered best practice.

He was also charged with having a flash drive in a cufflink with a bootable operating system, presumably Tails. Using open and free operating systems with the capacity for general-purpose encryption is now an act of terrorism?

Oct 10 13:49

UK Halts Palestinian Aid, Claims Terror Links

The UK government has put on hold aid payments to Palestine over claims that the funds are ending up in the wrong hands.

Oct 10 13:31

The Evil New UK PM

2016 has been a tumultuous year indeed in British party politics. The completely unexpected decision by the British public to vote to leave the European Union has hit Westminster like a warhead, causing absolute disarray in every major British political party.

Oct 10 08:54

UK Government Backs British Oil Firm's Drive Into African National Park

The British government has offered support to a controversial multi-billion pound plan to drill for oil in one of Africa’s oldest national parks, according to documents obtained by Energydesk.

The project, involving British company Tullow Oil; French firm Total and Chinese oil company CNOOC, could see dozens of wells drilled in Murchison Falls national park in Uganda.

Oct 10 07:21

Pentagon Threatening Russia Behind Obama’s Back. What The BBC Won’t Tell You About Syria

Bashar Ja’afari stressed that the massacre taking place in Syria was caused by foreign terrorists who were coming from Europe.

Oct 09 15:57

Iraq War PM Blair Hints At Return To Politics, Claims Public Being Offered ‘Fantasy & Error’

He sold his companies to spend more time doing charity work, but now Tony Blair is hinting at a return to politics as he warns that Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party was putting Britain at risk of becoming a “one-party state.”

Oct 08 15:55

Don’t Mention The War: UK, Germany Headed For Military Alliance

Former military adversaries Britain and Germany are weighing up a serious defense alliance which would see UK helicopters stationed on German naval ships.

The plans, announced by UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon, will see the two countries increase joint training exercises with Britain stationing a new Wildcat helicopter aboard a German warship during a Mediterranean Sea training mission in 2017.

Oct 07 18:08

Immigration Crackdown Would Lead To UK Staff Shortages, Including In NHS, Report Warns

The future of some UK businesses is at risk if the government follows through with its plan to crack down on immigration, a new report warns.

Oct 07 15:48

BT Yahoo! customers: Why! can't! we! grrr! delete! our! webmail! accounts!?

A recent screengrab of a customer attempting to use this function seen by The Register reads: “Sorry the delete feature is currently unavailable. This feature will become available by the end of September."

The customer said BT/Yahoo! had also made it impossible for BT customers to configure the forwarding of emails to a third party address from their BT Yahoo addresses.

He said: "BT is being about as communicative as Trappist monks about this."

He added: "BT refuse to acknowledge any contractual responsibilities to customers with regard to email as they see email as a freebie add-on to the broadband service."

Oct 07 15:38

Drop ‘Empire’ From British Honors, Liverpool FC’s 1st Black Player Says

The first black footballer to play for Liverpool says the word ‘Empire’ should be removed from honors titles to be inclusive and accepting of black people around the UK and Commonwealth.

Oct 07 14:55

UK Pedophile Snagged With 137k Obscene Photos Of Children Spared Jail To Have His Own Kid

A pedophile who was caught red-handed with around 137,000 pictures and 4,336 videos of children has been spared prison time for the most surprising and controversial of reasons – because he wants to become a father.

Richard Arrowsmith from Church Gresley, Derbyshire, was arrested in February after police received a tip-off that an IP address linked to the 41-year-old’s Sky account had been used to download illegal photos and videos of children.

Oct 07 14:25

Major Brexit Court Challenge Could Declare Article 50 Plans Undemocratic, Illegal

The government is to face a major legal challenge to its Brexit policy next week when ministers will be accused of bypassing democracy if it triggers Article 50 without parliamentary consent.

The Times newspaper has seen a draft legal argument which accuses the government of acting unconstitutionally by over-extending the use of royal prerogative, a power which enables ministers to make decisions without a vote in parliament.

Oct 07 14:07

London In Arms Talks With Riyadh Despite Saudi War Crimes In Yemen

The UK’s leading arms maker, BAE Systems, says it is in talks with Saudi Arabia to secure a multi-billion-dollar arms contract, amid outrage over the use of British-made weapons by Riyadh in Yemen.

“Discussions between BAE Systems, the UK government and Saudi Arabia are progressing,” the London-based weapons maker said on Thursday.

Oct 07 13:27

More Young People Now Identify As Bisexual Than Gay Or Lesbian In UK

The number of young people identifying as bisexual has overtaken the number of those who consider themselves gay or lesbian for the first time, new figures have revealed.

Figures for 2015 released by the Office for National Statistic (ONS) indicate that 1.8 percent of people aged 16-24 identify as bisexual, up from 1 percent in 2012.